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Guest commentator Ryan Irvin shares why Proposition 1 can better serve Renton residents.
"People will only stop breaking this law if they are given a penalty for their illegal activities."
"This year for Memorial Day, I wrote a poem in honor of my Vietnam buddy Jim “Mother” Brundage, who passed away on April 2."
"Let’s hope you have more sense the next time you have an infectious health condition and stay out of large crowds in public."
"On April 26, residents of Renton and Fire Protection District No. 25 will have the ability to improve fire and emergency medical services across our area with Proposition 1. It is vitally important to our community that we vote YES."
"I cannot support the Renton Regional Fire Authority as I feel another taxing authority with three non-elected officials will not improve the already excellent service provided to Renton."
"This post provides an environment that all of us enjoy most of us and have been going there for years we lost a lot of old friends and made a lot of new ones. No one wants to see these nights out go away."
"Once these carts leave the property of the business that own them, I believe it is called theft!"
"I don’t now who is overseeing this job but in my opinion they should be fired!"
"The city of Renton’s proposed solutions leaves me baffled to the City’s commitment and planning to resolve the I-405 congestion and the 30th street overpass and access ramps to I-405."
"When I first started working at Waste Management, it was just a job. But now, it’s more than that."
"The Downtown Renton Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa has been hosted by Piazza Renton for more than 15 years."
"I am a parent, neighbor, and employee who knows how important both of these levies are to the continued success of every student in the district. "
"I hope serious thought is given to people like me who wish to go to and from downtown Seattle on a single bus during off-peak hours! I would hope that this would increase ridership!"
"I don’t know how we could accomplish the tremendous learning we provide without this much-needed funding."
"We have lived in our neighborhood, Maplewood Estates, for more than 12 years, and we still have to walk almost a mile to catch a bus to downtown Renton."
"I know our schools could not continue to accomplish such great things without the financial support that each one of us can provide through this replacement levy."
"Let’s continue to do our part by providing local funding for our school system and vote yes for both measures on the Feb. 9 ballot."
"A more rational approach would be to undertake whatever is necessary to treat the problem not the symptom."
"The Renton School District enforces one of the earliest start times in the state. Though most of Washington’s high schools begin before 8 a.m., few dare to see students in their seats before 7:30."
"At the very least, the unique Library over the Cedar River, which he championed, should be renamed in his honor."
"Ninety days since the July 23 fire at the northwest corner of 2nd Street South and Main Avenue South and nothing has been done to clear the site of burned out walls and ... trash.
"Distance running takes dedication, commitment, and a positive attitude. I have no doubt that Ryan will take a similar approach to public office and go the distance for Renton."
"As a Human Resources consultant, Carol Ann has a professional maturity that allows her to listen to many different viewpoints in an open and respectful manner."
"Not only will this levy help our children, it is a program for continued economic growth because it will help us nurture the problem solvers and innovators our communities need."
"We hear a lot about reducing crime. Proposition 1 will do just that. When we invest in kids early, they are much less likely to end up in jail or prison later in life."
"The smartest and most responsible investment we can make is in the future of our kids and that is why the YMCA is strongly supporting Best Starts for Kids."
"As a working mother of two small children, I trust Ryan to be a voice for family issues on our City Council."
"One has to look up north and see how neighborhoods are filling with cars to avoid these tolls. Cars do not belong in neighborhoods, they belong on the freeway!"
"Having another landmark building will bring to four the total number of landmarks in Renton—here’s hoping we continue to build that number!"
"Women have been struggling to advance in a system that’s rigged against us. I was told that if I worked hard enough, I could accomplish anything. That’s just not true."
"What planet am I on? Was he talking about the city and its staff members or himself or who?"