Letters to the editor: Feb. 23, 2008

For the love of the levy

As president of Citizens for Federal Way Schools, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens in the Federal Way School District for their overwhelming support of our recent education programs and operations levy.

We are so appreciative to the voters who understood the real need in our schools for this funding and came out with a strong voice to continue to educate our children in the best way possible. Without such a wonderful community, these volunteer efforts become so much more difficult. We couldn’t do it without you and for that we extend a wholehearted thank you.

Audrey Germanis, Federal Way

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Thank you for voting yes on school levy

Once again the citizens of Federal Way have demonstrated their tremendous support for all children. On behalf of the more than 22,300 children in Federal Way Public Schools, I thank all voters for their support of our

replacement education programs and operations levy, which was on the ballot Feb. 19.

The passage of this levy allows us to continue to provide programs and opportunities for all children to succeed and become positive, contributing members of our community, thus strengthening our community for all residents.

Thank you for your long history of support for our schools and children, and thank you for voting on Feb. 19.

Tom Murphy, Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools

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The majority has spoken on mayor issue

I can’t figure out why the vocal proponents of a strong mayor form of government do not see the obvious fallacy in their own statements.

In her letter Feb. 20, Pat Gee said once council members get in, “there is no way to unelect them.”

OK, why does she think it would be any different with a strong mayor she doesn’t like? The advantage of incumbency can and does keep incompetent mayors in office for years.

The only thing I can think of is these ACT people think they are going to get their guy in as mayor and enjoy rewarding access to city favors for years to come.

Take a hike ACT — the majority has spoken.

Stevan Gorcester, Federal Way

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Food article left aftertaste

The first thing I noticed when receiving the Federal Way Mirror on Feb. 6 was the article titled “Sexy food can get you in the mood: Spice up your meal or love life with a variety of aphrodisiac eats.”

The Mirror is a newspaper that enters countless family homes in Federal Way. As a mother of four boys (three of which read and are apt to notice such things), I believe that this is not the kind of article that belongs as a centerpiece for a community newspaper. In the future, I hope the paper will consider the placement and emphasis of such articles. If not, I would prefer not to receive the paper.

J.L. Low, Federal Way


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