Mayor’s community center?

For the past four years, the mayor has run the city to the best of his ability, but the citizens need to pay attention and notice that he no longer has their best interests at heart.

The city of Snoqualmie’s mayor, Matt Larson, is running unopposed for the next election.

For the past four years, the mayor has run the city to the best of his ability, but the citizens need to pay attention and notice that he no longer has their best interests at heart. It wouldn’t be farfetched to say he has his own interests at heart.

Mr. Larson has not listened to the citizens and continues to push for a city community center, even though there has been a public vote of “no,” three consecutive times. He is now planning on a [joint community center] with the YMCA, using $4 million in city money. The center has become his sole focus, and it appears that he wants it in place, as well as the new city hall. Why? Possibly for a self-driven legacy?

Mr. Larson has fired Parks and Recreation Director Al Frank for not moving agressively enough on the new center proposal. Well, this week, the city is firming up the agreement. I would say Mr. Frank was moving along just fine. On the mayor’s Web page, it states that “your voice and priorities are central to the decison making process.” If we were central to the decision making process, Mr. Frank would still have a job, and the center would not have an agreement. Anyone interested in running for mayor?

Sandra Lipton

Snoqualmie


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