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Having a strong local government is a benefit to all of us in a crisis.
We are mediocre in a region that is rapidly becoming global, educated and economically relevant. We have a mountain to climb.
Overcoming Federal Way’s general apathy toward exploring itself as a new frontier is essential for shedding the effects of being a hollowed-out corporate company town.
‘Save the Campus’ and Initiative 19-001 poverty crusaders don’t have a clear understanding of their impact.
“For us to regain prosperity … an improved retail sector would be nice, and we must keep traffic moving and crime heading toward Fife.”
Weyerhaeuser has been gone for four years and new development is necessary. However, we may have become an impediment to accepting our potential.
Support for local arts organizations should be community’s core value.
Keeping 68 cents of every dollar you spend local has a positive impact on our community.
Elected officials focusing primarily on the downtrodden may shortchange our opportunity to invest in needs and wants desired by next generation middle-class families.
Since incorporation, this city has worked to realign its foundation, but at present it is mostly a blank slate that gives us an opportunity to rewrite the community’s future.
City is in survival mode with various challenges, including homelessness, multifamily housing density and more.
If this city wants to improve its image, don’t check the “we got it partially done box, complete the project properly and in a way that people see and feel the pride.
It is easy to lay blame at the feet of our local officials for not doing enough.
A positive identity for this city requires all of us to work to become a destination city.
Many of our leaders have promoted Federal Way as a middle-class oasis on the way up.
It is vital that we understand what our legislators will try to achieve on our behalf.
Federal Way instantly loses significant cultural ground if lights go dark on Centerstage.
If Federal Way is going to become a premier city we need to choose our roles carefully.
You — the voter — cannot hold politicians accountable if you accept the lies.
Can this city fill its vacant office buildings and attract a few high-end anchor corporations to re-establish a solid middle-class core?