Re: “Voters may decide on $1B climate change measure” [Nov. 11, A1]:
After the abysmal failure of the King County Homelessness Authority and its “Partnership for Zero” (hopeless mismanagement with no measurable outcomes), Metropolitan King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski says, “the thought is to type of go massive” to fund local weather and atmosphere work. Based mostly on the county’s observe file, I might counsel that to “type of go massive” is a recipe for catastrophe.
Local weather change coverage ought to have discrete, concrete, measurable objectives. Earlier than electrifying extra buses, I might counsel a significant improve in King County Sheriff’s Workplace Transit Police safety at Metro bus stops, Metro mild rail stations (particularly on Beacon Hill, Pioneer Sq., Third and Rainier Avenues), and on Metro buses and trains. Oh, and it will be good to rid our public transportation of fentanyl and harmful weapons as nicely.
As a senior metropolis resident on a set earnings, I used to be flabbergasted to see that this $1 billion unfocused slush fund might present Maury Island waterfront properties with funds to mitigate danger of rising water ranges. They had been clearly constructed with no regard for the shoreline from the start. The place does this finish?
Nancy Anderson, Seattle