LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s Replace ‘Kids and Cops’ with ‘Pets and Cops’
To all members of Burien’s governing body:
I wanted to speak to the cancellation or indefinite postponement of the Kids and Cops initiative.
I think this is an opportunity for the council to demonstrate that they are listening to the residents of Burien who have made it pretty clear, that we want more police presence on the streets and a more comprehensive, professional animal control service for our city.
I suggest REPLACING “Kids and Cops” with “PETS AND COPS”.
I am ready to pony up and pay a little extra for more police on the streets and a clear conscience the animals in our city that need caring for are getting that care.
Also, having real professional animal control officers on the streets, makes it an even more attractive proposal, to have RAS-KC service our town, rather than unsuccessfully trying to do it on the cheap, although I appreciate the budgetary prudence.
We can also put to bed any acrimony over jurisdictional conflicts with the mandate of the Highline School Administration.
I say it is an opportunity because the City has already had bad press over “Kids and Cops” and this way you can turn lemons into lemonade!
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