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Livingston: Lawmakers need to look at big picture for area to succeed.
Iwas visiting some friends in Bellevue recently and the topic of where I lived came up and the person I was talking to said: “I have never been to Federal Way.
It would not look like me, but a composite of our nearly 90,000 residents. Collectively, what do we look like?
What can we fix? What needs fixing? As Americans, we have a culture of being builders. We build and fix things.
One of the joys of living in the Puget Sound is that as the dark days of winter give way to spring light, the great Northwest starts blooming.
As individuals we all have expectations for ourselves, family, neighbors, schools, and the city where we live.
In the world of real estate, the saying goes: “location-location-location.”
The open undercurrent of disdain from some in the community for the Federal Way Public Schools system intrigues me.
Every year Washington drivers leak seven million quarts of motor oil into the Puget Sound Basin.
In 2015 Federal Way will celebrate 25 years of being an incorporated city. Compared to many of its neighbors, Federal Way is a toddler. We all know you have to crawl before you walk.
As Federal Way residents, what can we expect from the next council and mayor?
The election results are known and it is important to thank all who sought elected office, congratulate those who were elected, and thank those who served but are not returning.
I have stated in previous columns that Federal Way has the potential to be the premier city in the South Puget Sound.
It seems to me that Federal Way is a city with competing personalities.
In a city of 93,000 people, we have at least that many opinions on how to improve our education system, municipal services, fire department, water delivery and waste water removal.
The Olympics are over but Federal Way can learn a lot about becoming a better city from the world of elite athletics.
How do you measure success? What is your grading system? Do you have one for yourself, your children or their schools?
City of Federal Way, you have some work to do. I know you hit a rough patch with the recession.
In the spirit of the holiday season I feel it is important to reflect on the blessings of community.
At lunch a few days ago with a Federal Way friend, we were talking about the pros and cons of this city.