LETTER: ‘Why are citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs?’
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Letter to the Editor;
Why are Burien citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs to send the Burien City Newsletter to Area Y/White Center citizens?
Eight months ago the citizens of Area Y turned down by a 2 to 1 vote annexation to the City of Burien. Burien citizens were told during the annexation campaign run by the City of Burien that the newsletter was being sent to Area Y residents to give them information about a city they might be joining. The cost of the newsletter production and mailing cost and is still costing the citizens of Burien thousands of dollars out of the Burien budget to mail to Area Y.
Yesterday, I went up to see a friend of mine who lives in Area Y. To my surprise, he was still receiving City of Burien newsletters and not just one but two of them each time the city sent out a newsletter. I am wondering why the citizens of Burien are still paying to send City of Burien newsletters to the citizens of Area Y when they rejected annexation.
In these tough economic times for the City of Burien, it seems strange that Burien would still be mailing to non citizens. Can anyone explain why this is still costing Burien taxpayers money and still happening?
– R. DeLorm
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