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'Will of the People' Should be Followed


December 13, 2018

Dear Editor,

Just read on page 3 of the 12/5/18 Union Bulletin that after five years of controversy, the “Yakima City Council voted unanimously to follow the will of the people . . .” regarding a project.

How many years has the discussion of the Waitsburg Fairgrounds Grandstand been ongoing? In April 2018, the majority of those voting in the city election voted for removal. Thank you Council Member Kevin House for supporting that advisory vote.

Rather than support voters and the outcome of the advisory vote, the fate of the grandstand appears to have been pawned off by council on the newly-resurrected Parks and Recreation District. This appears to have occurred because hoped-for financial assistance (grants) did not come through. “Kicking the can” and “passing the buck” are phrases that come to mind on this one.

Jim Davison



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