LETTER: Len Boscarine explains why he withdrew from Burien City Council race
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Letter to the Editor,
I want to thank The B-Town Blog for giving me this opportunity to tell about why I withdrew from the Burien City Council election. Also, I want to thank the friends and neighbors who encouraged me to run for the Council. It is flattering to have citizens and friends tell you that you would be the right person to serve the city and their rights and interests in the city.
I decided to file for this election because until late Friday it looked like Rose Clark was going to run unopposed for the city council. I feel very strongly that new blood is needed on the Burien city council so I felt that I had to file so that someone would run against her.
I believe that Burien now has a situation in which the majority of the city council members have taken control of our city’s government, have overspent their budget, and are spending cash reserves for such ill fated adventures as trying to annex White Center.
Several citizens, and even some minority council members, have called for citizens’ advisory votes on such issues. The “Gang of Four” that holds the majority on the council have repeatedly said that they will not allow such citizens’ advisory votes.
When I saw that Nancy Tosta was running for the same position, I was delighted. Even though it would have been an honor to represent the citizens of Burien, I feel that Nancy is an even better candidate for this Council position. She and I share many of the same ideas and goals for the City and the Council.
I heartily endorse Nancy Tosta for Council Position # 5.
– Len Boscarine
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