Letters to the Editor

Civic center could fatten city's coffers | Federal Way letters

(RE: "Oops, they did it again," letters, Feb. 23):

Our Federal Way School District is a separate entity from our Federal Way municipal government. The district receives funding from many sources, and you and I pay our portion from our property taxes.

Federal Way City Council's recommendation regarding a civic center doesn't impact school funding.

The majority of our city council members were right on spot with sound foresight on moving toward bringing a civic center to Federal Way.

The center would draw people from within and outside the area, and the best part is that those who attend would spend their money locally. A key focus of the council and Federal Way Chamber of Commerce is a healthy business environment, which, through taxes paid by businesses, brings funds into the coffers of our city.

When businesses do well, sales tax income increases to the city, which can then provide more and better services for the community. A civic center would bring people and their dollars to Federal Way. Envision Federal Way as a "go-to" city, a destination on the map! It can be done, and this is a good start

Sandy Petitt, Federal Way

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