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The study should also take a very close look at charges made to the various utilities for indirect costs associated with the City's Finance Department. Should make recommendations regarding how the utilities could save money by outsourcing the customer billing and accounting thus eliminating the huge costs that are back charged to the utilities which of course are directly related to the cost of service and thus the individual rates.
The Study should make recommendations regarding the current practice of providing free water to the Parks and Recreation Department which is funded via the general fund and not the Water Utility; why the Water Utility provides free water to Whitman College and WWCC? Both entities should pay not only for water use but for the provision of Fire Protection water availability.
Here we go again. I vote no to reducing this four lane arterial street to only two lanes, one lane in each direction. This will cause traffic to use secondary parallel roadways due to traffic congestion on Issacs.
The bike committee is correct in looking at the secondary roadways for bike travel and leave arterials for moving vehicles and reducing congestion.
The Port should be fined for wasting a natural resource (water) especially given we are in a drought year!!
Don't reward the Port for Wasting Water, especially since we are looking at a drought this year. You waste a natural resource, you pay. Simple as that. Port should actually be fined over this issue.
It's the sound of freedom, glad to have them. Should encourage more practice approaches into ALW.
Its important to remember that K-12 education is the responsibility of the State of Washington pursuant to the State Constitution. We ought not let our legislator's off the hook for properly funding both O&M and Capital Improvements to the system. Continuing to approve local bond issues allows our legislators the opportunity to spend tax dollars elsewhere, which has recently resulted in the State Supreme Court ruling that the State has violated the constitution and must now aggressively fund K-12 education as a priority over other services and programs. Let's hold our State elected officials accountable and seek capital funding for our public school system via the State of Washington. The excess funds obtained by high tax rates on alcohol may be a good place to begin to resolve this funding issue.
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