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I am voting "yes" on both of the school levies! See the back of your ballot for the second one.
I have volunteered in classrooms, as a snow shoveler, as a PTSA President, and now chair the Valley Voters for Education. I see almost daily the work that teachers, staff and administrators put forth to educate our children. I find it both rewarding and an honor to work alongside them.
I hope that you are all aware that the Feb. 9 election ballot contains the important Proposition 1, which will restore the King County Library System’s property tax levy rate.
The Snoqualmie Valley School District is knocking on our door again for more money. It seems to never end, so let’s take a long and hard look at what they are asking for, and what it means to us, the folks that pay the bill.
The letter by Mr. Reitz (Valley Record, Jan. 22) includes his opinion that the proposed M&O levy and technology levy are equally important. I strongly disagree.
In the upcoming Feb. 9 elections, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will be asking for voter approval on two local levy measures, a maintenance and operations levy and a replacement technology levy. I encourage you to vote “yes” on both levies.
Times are tough, and our public institutions are making tough budgetary decisions. Our King County Library System is asking us to restore $1.9 million, taken out of the operating budget in 2009, through a one-year levy rate increase in 2011.
It is time for our community to renew our local four-year school levies.
For many years, the people of this Valley have supported their schools by approving levies to hire teachers, sustain educational programs, and maintain facilities. In 2006, our community also approved a levy to provide technology that our children need to be successful in the 21st century.
The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is one of the few horse trails left ‘close in’ in King County. Without access to these trails, many equestrians in East King County would have to drive an hour or more to access riding trails — that is, if they have a rig in which to trailer their horses and can afford the gas!
The Fall City Community Association wishes to express its concerns over the loss of access to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail via Southeast 39th Place due to the recent sale of property through which the access road crosses, and the actions of the new landowner.
As a Boy Scout from Troop 425, our troop tends to use the trails on Mount Si and Little Si because they are the closest trails to where we live.
We sit here under the warmth of a tree that is supposed to mean something, but some people are striving under other trees just to stay warm and dry. Maybe they lost their home or jobs — whatever the circumstance, the reality is that the homeless are here in our community, without a place to live and thrive.