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