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Return to wards?

...election of each Assembly member was to avoid wards, where all a politician has to do to keep his/her seat is keep his ward happy; to heck with what's good for the community as a whole! What happened? Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.
Shouldn't mess with the earmarks

...reductions in their formula federal aid funds as well. For this reason it would seem to be very difficult for Congress to mess with any state's earmarked funds as it could open the door for raids in any state. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.
Prior experience with SEACC raises questions

...supports Mr. Wheeler's comment that negotiating with SEACC is similar to Muhammad Ali's "rope-a-dope" boxing strategy; let the opponent continue until it tires and then deliver a knockout punch. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.
Right decision sometimes contrary to public voices They differ on what is best, but they are sincere and take action appropriately. To those who belittle Assembly members because of their positions on issues I say, run for the Assembly yourself! Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.
Murkowski's road plans look to the future

...will plan and budget the available funds such that eventually Alaska may be economically self-sufficient. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash. Allington is a former director of statewide planning for Alaska DOT&PF. - Editor
Lisa's the one

...Whether she can weather the rough and tumble of the U.S. Senate remains to be seen, and she will have a referendum on her performance in 2004. Good luck to both Murkowskis, governor and senator! Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.
A few of the pitfalls facing major capital projects

...estimate will not be looked on favorably, the project is estimated in the planning stage at the lowest reasonable amount for the decision-makers. It is no surprise that many projects come in over budget. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.
New-road dollars can't be used for maintenance

...does not excuse the state or any road agency from taking care of roadways in which the public has a vested financial interest. My point is that dollars for new roads cannot be used for road maintenance. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.
'Take a hike'

...winter storms! City Attorney John Corso should tell BOSS to take a hike! Thankfully the city required bonding by BOSS for materials so local subcontractors should be able to recover what's due them. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash .
Republic, not democracy

...the opinions of the public. However, it is the legal, moral and ethical obligation of decision-makers to make the final decisions, even if those decisions are unpopular with some of the public voice! Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.


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