The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

This area needs jobs

 


This area needs jobs

To The Eagle:

A couple of weeks ago I wrote to The Eagle that Wahkiakum School District should bus our kids to Longview and eschew a new 28 million dollar high school. While my two sons, who went through WHS earlier in the 2000's, might have benefitted attending a more resourced school, I wouldn't have liked having to bus to Longview either.

The proposal was defeated and I'm glad. Even though the civics and economics lesson given by one of the town councilmen was appreciated, the proposed levy was a shock.

The majority of the tax base in Wahkiakum seems to be trending from working families to retirees who live on fixed incomes. Fixed incomes equals no prospects of additional funds to pay for large increases in taxes. This area needs jobs. Jobs bring back the taxable population as well as insure school enrollment.

Call Olympia, Gov Inslee specifically regarding this issue. What? He's not in but out badmouthing @VPOTUS and selling climate doom. Call anyway.

Mike Swift

Cathlamet

 

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