Letters to the Editor

Candidates, issues for City Council

Sometimes, being a longtime resident in a city can make a person blind to the needs of the community they live in. Living in a community for a long period of time can make you accept the status quo as just being a fact of life and not look for ways in which to improve the community.

My wife, Judi, and I have lived in Federal Way since 2004 and we like the city we now call our home. We plan on being in Federal Way a long time, and that’s why I am writing this letter.

Crime in this area is higher than in any other city that we have lived in this state. We know of several businesses that have been burglarized. The police are undermanned and overworked. The police force is made up of extremely competent officers. The problem is there just are not enough of them. They can only do just so much.

A case in point is the speeding problem on 21st Avenue Southwest. It’s dangerous to cross that street. I have talked to officers about it, but the truth of the matter is there just are not enough police officers to cover the city to slow down the speeders or for that matter to slow down the burglars.

In the Nov. 8 election, I will be voting for Mark Walsh. The reason I support him is because he wants to put more policemen on the streets.

As Americans, it is our right as well as our responsibility to vote in every election. So read up on what every candidate says he or she stands for and vote according to your conscience. Find out what the candidates say they are going to do and hold them accountable to their promises. That is the American way.

BOB L. MORGAN Jr.

Federal Way

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