LETTER: “We Have Met The Enemy And It Is The Imperial City Council”

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If you have yet to realize the arrogance of the Imperial Burien City Council, check out the current city newsletter (got mine today). Page 6 mentions the street maintenance program and clearly states that the $10 per vehicle license fee IS (not ‘is proposed’) the source of funding.

So, the public hearing on Monday, June 2st is not just a mere formality, it is a time and money waster for the Council to thumb their collective noses at the 75% of voters who voted NO on this license fee last year. The Imperial City Council, as the Board of Commissioners of the wholly-owned subsidiary called the Transportation Benefit District, has already decided. The voice of the public is irrelevant. So, what else is new?

We have met the enemy and it is the Imperial City Council.

– Stephen Lamphear
Burien Councilmember 1998-2005

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9 Responses to “LETTER: “We Have Met The Enemy And It Is The Imperial City Council””
  1. SD says:

    Another example of the council’s egergious behavior.

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  2. Coverofnight says:

    Stephen, you’re a great American for writing to the Blog to inform the citizenry on the inconsistencies of the Council’s actions. This communication is needed to inform and remind the voters how the Council acts without regard to citizen input! Keep up the good work, Stephen. Let’s vote the b@#?!*&’s out!

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    • Stephen Lamphear says:

      We keep saying “vote the idiots out of office” but we never do it. And the idiots know that we won’t be organized enough to do it. It’s a ‘boy cried wolf” story. Nobody is listening.

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  3. KaiJ says:

    We voted you out!

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  4. joan m johnson says:

    This is my first post, but I wanted to praise a local business that I’ve ignored for
    the 27 years I’ve lived in Burien. Often I will go out of Burien for services. However I
    had some body damage on my car and got a couple of estimates in Burien. By mistake I
    wound up at Millenium Ford (now called Ford of Burien, I think) and decided to go with them. Their office was extremely clean and smelled fresh and I was treated very well. I am completely happy with the results. The car is perfect, looks like it’s been detailed as well as repaired and although I hope I don’t need their services again, I will not hesitate to go there again and highly recommend their body shop to this list.

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