Letters, Double The Fun: Council Could Care Less About Citizens

On Dec. 7, the Puyallup City Council rejected concerned citizens’ comments to keep City Council meetings at 7 p.m. Many concerned citizens have spoken to keep the meeting time at 7 due to normal dinner hours being between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Not one citizen to my knowledge ever requested a time change.

It should now be obvious to the citizens of Puyallup that some City Council members, including the mayor, couldn’t care less what the citizens want. They have even voted not to allow citizens to have the power of initiative and referendum. They have even kept the request for term limits behind closed doors.

Some council members seem to forget that we the people elect them to public office to listen to our concerns and not to be self-serving to their desires.

Lewis E. Pugh, Jr., Puyallup

I was out of town and unable to attend the Dec. 7 Puyallup City Council meeting, so I watched the replay on television. I was embarrassed by what I witnessed in regards to the council voting to change meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m.

First of all, this proposal to change times came out of the blue several months ago. I never heard a single citizen ask for this change, nor did I hear any council member mention that any citizen asked them to make this change. It was strictly for the convenience of the council.

Since that time, numerous citizens have spoken out against this change at multiple meetings. Not once have I heard a citizen speak in in favor of this time change. Not once. Yet the council still chooses to completely disregard the will of the people.

I thought that our elected representatives were supposed to be the voice of the people. Clearly, I was mistaken.

Dick Sage, Puyallup

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  1. Jim Malone

    I watched the replay on television as well and watched the Council take care of their own needs ahead of the citizens. Not surprising to me. It’s Puyallup for Christ sakes!

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