Your right in saying the school and city have different budgets and are seperate entities but they get their resources from the same source, the tax payer. If the city wants to have high tax rates then unfortunatly someone else has to suffer, in this case the schools. If washington had lower taxes then people would probably be more open to this but they are tired of being taxed to death. You can't place blame on the tax payers for this one. This is why i said that the city should look at how funds are spent and be willing to cut back in areas that are not needed. $650,000 for a stage for the fair but our schools are falling apart,hmmm? Thats just one case where you have to ask what is really important here. Same with the scoreboard. Its great, looks good, and gets noticed but did we really need to spend that much on it with the condition of the schools?
People need to wake up and look at how money is spent and make the right decisions before they just keep expecting others to flip the bill for what is really needed. I bet if we really looked at how money was spent we could find ways to make improvements. Even thought the city and school have seperate budgets and agendas in the end the school is part of the city of washington and the overall future of it and should be treated like so by the city.Apr 5, 2012
I have mixed feeling about it the school bond issue. Having 4 kids 3 of which are in school, would i have like to seen it passed for the future of my kids? yes! On the other hand asking tax payers to shell out that much money is a bit excessive when washington already has some of the highest taxes in the state. the education portion might not be that high but we still have high taxes. Before asking tax payers to pay for upgrades and new schools the city needs to rethink how it spends current funds and what is important and what is a luxury. The city spends a lot of money in areas that could be a lot better suited for improving our schools without the additional cost to the tax payer.
Also, on a side note. A new scoreboard was put up at the high school with a heafty price tag. I know the "boosters" did fundraising and took donations but the school should be telling people that funds donated and raised are greatly appreciated but are going to be used for educational purposes before cosmetic looks. No reason spend that kind of money on a scoreboard when our school are in need of so much work.Apr 4, 2012
i agree that something should be done about cars parking in spot meant for boat trailer parking. It forces the boaters with trailers to find other spots not meant for long trailers and thus starts creating conjestion. Just as you get fined for parking in a handicap spot without a permit, you should be fined for parking in a trailer spot without a trailer!
It's very frustrating when its busy and spots are limited the way it is and then i have to make up a parking spot cause half the spots are taken by cars. there is plenty of parking in the upper lots and the big gravel lot for cars, they need to stay out of the limited trailer parking!
Dec 3, 2010