LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’


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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:]

Dear Editor,

It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and the priorities of the Council Members that matter.

A lot of people seem to be concerned about the level of the experience of the new mayor of Burien, Jimmy Matta. I believe Jimmy Matta is a personable politician who can operate well as mayor of Burien.

What really matters is the agenda and the priorities of the Council Members. From the first council meeting it appears to be very clear that especially two new councilmembers are influenced by a former councilmember that does not even live in Burien anymore. Lauren Berkowitz with her Demand Change Now agenda is having a big influence on the priorities of the new council. She considers the new councilmembers her puppets and jokingly refers to it as the Burien City Clowncil, but this can become reality before you know.

I would say all the people that are disappointed that Nancy Tosta did not become mayor stop complaining, but pay attention to the actions of your other newly elected councilmembers and by whom they are influenced.

My message to Jimmy Matta is congratulations and welcome as the new mayor of Burien. I hope you make this a better city by looking at the priorities of the Burien citizens.

– Matthys van Leeuwen

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