LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control
I just saw Mike Martin on Channel 4 who did a piece on CARES which only told one side of the story..>>> “MIKE MARTIN’S”
He actually had the nerve to lie on TV and state that CARES provides much superior animal services than King County.
That is categorically false..
BURIEN CARES is animal care on the cheap and it’s debatable whether it’s adequate or not even when they FINALLY get their act together (if they ever do).
Certainly to date they have been an abject failure.
NO ONE EXCEPT MIKE MARTIN has the audacity to actually claim that the services provided by amateur, do-it-yourself CARES IS OR WILL EVER BE SUPERIOR TO WHAT KING COUNTY PROVIDES.
That claim by the city manager is beyond the pale.
Apparently according to KOMO 4 he is going to contract with an outside agency to perform an independent audit at tax payer expense of the BURIEN CARES operation.
My concern is that he will follow his usual pattern and will use an acquaintance or a company he has some business influence over, so what city taxpayers are funding will NOT be an independent objective report and will be slanted towards Mr. Martin,s agenda which is to retain CARES at all costs, whether that is best for Burien or not.
I highly recommend that the council exercise due oversight over the selection process, to try and ensure that whatever organization is contracted to do the audit is TRULY independent.
I also intend to contact KOMO 4 to give them the other side of the story that apparently got overlooked in their report.
Be aware that residents will vigorously vet whomever is awarded the contract to make sure they are not just a CYA by Mr Martin.
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