"...to protect and preserve the Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park as wildlife habitat for present and future generations."
(KT 2012 Mission Statement)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Town Meeting March 6

Michele Sandoval, our mayor, is calling a Town Meeting Thursday March 6, 6pm, at Fort Worden Commons. The theme is "community values" and "maintaining our small town character". The information in the utility bill was rather vague and worse in the Leader. However when I attended the City Council retreat in January the big topic was that expenses are exceeding revenues and have been for some years. How is the city going to fund the general fund. The library, parks, police, and streets are paid for by the general fund. All other services have separate funding. In the past parks took the biggest hit with decreased personnel, this last year library hours were cut. For those that value services such as parks it will be important to speak out. Parks are considered a "nonessential service" and is cut first. So once again if we want to preserve Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park as well as our other city parks we need to show up at the Town Meeting and let our Mayor know we care about parks.

Rosemary Sikes

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