Nassar is the change we need | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

I am very concerned about city council spending.

Large sums of money have been and are being spent in reaction to proposals for Island Power and The Bridge to Nowhere. The council has lost control of big projects such as the new police station. At the same time they are proposing big expenditures on an underground parking garage.

The cost for these mistakes will be paid for by us, the taxpayers. Fortunately, we have the power of the vote.

Rasham Nassar, the city council candidate who is opposing incumbent Wayne Roth, has a strong call for fiscal responsibility. Here are her four points: “1) Consider cumulative tax impact in capital project planning. 2) Prioritize budget decisions that serve the broader community. 3) Long-term planning for community’s financial sustainability. 4) Restrict major expenses from the city’s general fund.”

Island resources are finite, including the tax dollars paid by most of us. Rasham promises to be a good steward of these resources, including our tax dollars.

I personally know Rasham to be a woman of high integrity, energy and commitment. I know that she is passionate about serving her community and I think she will be responsive and effective as a council member. That is why I am voting for Rasham – the Change We Need.

MARIA COOK

Bainbridge Island

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