To the Editor

February 19, 2013

By Contributor

Creek trails

Scenic walks are important

One of the most beautiful aspects of Issaquah is the creek. As we walk through town, we continually cross bridges and see the rushing water below. Unfortunately, we are not utilizing this treasure. There are no trails or walks ALONG the creek. This is where we should be spending money, to develop scenic walks along the creek. People would visit Issaquah just for that.

Instead, we are spending money on destroying the beauty of trails like the one along East Lake Sammamish. If people feel it is necessary to pave that trail, fine. But why does it have to be widened? We walk there because it is scenic and beautiful. Now, the trees and plants that make it so are being cut down to widen the path. I don’t get it. Let’s do what we can to enhance the natural beauty we’ve been given, not diminish it.

Somebody told me that a walk along the creek is part of the Central Issaquah Plan. Is that true? Are the planned walks (if any) extensive? Perhaps The Press can provide some information about that.

Barbara Extract


Letter to editor

People should identify themselves fully

I found Tom Harman’s Letter to the Editor in the Jan. 30 issue of The Issaquah Press, entitled “Annexation is not a done deal,” to be perhaps somewhat self-serving.

What Mr. Harman neglected to mention is that according to his biography on the district’s website, not only is he a resident of the annexation area, but also since 1999 has been on the board of the Sammamish Water & Sewer District, currently serving as president.

The fate of the district might very likely be in jeopardy should Issaquah annex Klahanie, and in doing so remove all those residents as customers of the water & sewer district.

He probably also should have mentioned that he serves as chamber liaison to the city of Sammamish, and was very active in the forming and incorporation of the city of Sammamish. As he is a public official, I find it disconcerting that Mr. Harman would sign his letter as being from the Citizens for Klahanie and neglect to include that he might also have some other agendas that he appears to not feel are relevant.

Dave Christian



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