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Name change? Federal Way has bigger problems | Letters
Why would the city, or anyone, at this time consider changing the name of Federal Way? Have you not considered the exorbitant amount of money it would take for businesses, individuals, the school district, every department within the city of Federal Way, and those within the state and the country, to change correspondence, letterheads, street signs, markers, maps and other designations of all sorts?
And, this would involve not only the waste of disposing of those materials with the old name, but the reordering and putting into effect all of those new materials. What a ghastly waste when everyone is decrying the lack of monies in budgets.
Whatever are you thinking? During this time of the economy, with disasters of weather regularly occurring throughout our country, and with our own waters expecting a possible future fallout from Japanese debris, I would think, instead of reaching out for some totally unneeded expenses, the city would be considering ways of conserving monies to take care of problems already at hand or unavoidable.
Another consideration would be the history of the name. Changing the name would be changing accessibility of those keeping and looking up records. I have only lived in Federal Way since 1966, but I value history, and I don’t think it prudent to just throw it away. If you’re bored with the old, study it, make use of it instead of discarding it.
Dianne Macdonald, Federal Way