Arrow-right Camera
Opinion

Need smarter growth

Hooray for Jon Snyder! He seems to care about the ordinary citizen.

In the 20 years that I’ve lived here, I’ve seen an enormous increase in the development of homes and apartments, erected on former wetlands and empty tracts. Some years ago I asked Al French how the sewer system could cope with all of this development. He said the current system was good for 10 years and then they would have to do something else.

That something else is the $25 on my utility bill every month, and now they want more and more development. Where does it all end? Why can’t we fill up all of the homes and apartments we currently have vacant before we build even more?

Dorothy Carter

Spokane


 

Top stories in Opinion

Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.