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Reconsider the decision

As a taxpayer, voter and resident of Spokane for almost 76 years, I have become increasingly concerned by decisions made by “the powers that be” in my city, a city my ancestors helped start, a city that recently has become a far cry from the one I grew up in. I have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who live here, and I worry.

I used to work downtown. Now I am afraid to go there. Crime runs rampant. I don’t even go to the malls. I am so lucky I live in the country, have fenced acreage, a locked gate and a big German shepherd. Not everyone is so lucky.

I am against fluoride in our water. Our voters voted against it. Apparently our vote does not matter.

Most recently, the situation with Dr. Lutz has left me wondering WHY?! He has kept the citizens informed under horrible circumstances from COVID and peer pressure. He has followed guidelines and decrees of our governor. Unless he has done something grievously wrong, I think we the citizens of Spokane at least deserve some sort of an answer as to why he was removed by a board with little education and questionable motives. When the “powers that be” do things behind closed doors and refuse to tell the citizenry why decisions are made, like three-day-old fish, something does not smell right.

After careful study, apparently, protocol was not followed. Not even close. “We the people” deserve to know what’s going on. Please reconsider your decision. It’s the right thing to do.

Nancy Hartley



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