LETTER: ‘I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern…’


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[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:]

I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern and sadness for our City.

I also went door to door campaigning for the newly elected members of the Council.

Congratulations to our new Mayor, Mr. Matta. When I walked neighborhoods & spoke to community residents about why the new, inexperienced Councilmembers should be elected, it was with the idea in mind of the strong body that could come to represent our city and how they would have a chance to learn about issues before the City of Burien and gain experience working on issues concerning all of our citizens. A primary focus for me was the chance to bring the needed voices of diversity to our Council. That goal has now been accomplished.

Gratitude is a concept each of us experiences in different ways. It is with great disappointment I now experience just how different that personal concept can be. Without Ms. Tosta’s deep commitment to our City and extensive involvement here and county wide, I doubt that the three new council members would have gained the opportunity to be seated on the council as they presently are. They have a great deal to learn and I had hoped the election process would help them to realize how lucky they are to have had her support and by extension, the votes of many citizens in this community.

May the City of Burien come together and work collectively for the betterment of our community, not the respective issues of each member of the Council whether they be new or experienced, long term members of the council. It is the success of Burien that’s the primary agenda.

– Karen Moore

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