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On another note, we all naturally tend to "connect the dots". This is a good thing but requires us to remember the times that we have misjudged a circumstance or an individual because we make assumptions about what that connection means.

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Comment by Charles Tyson on May 24, 2017 at 1:09pm

Yes. There are those among us who are smart enough to look at facts and conclude from them. Conclusions are made based on facts, not hearsay.

When four local campaigns utilize the same professional consultants (out of Edmonds), and the file a common POB which may be used for collecting funds for the four, conclusions can be easily drawn by thinking people. We have those among us who are OK with a single voice in government. I am not the only person in this City who disagrees.

Comment by Chuck Parrish on May 24, 2017 at 1:58pm
No, the evidence is that you are reflexively contrarian. Oh, well.
Comment by Charles Tyson on May 24, 2017 at 5:47pm

That is your conclusion from your biased observation.

Comment by Pam Carter on May 24, 2017 at 7:11pm

For people who are unfamiliar with how the Tukwila City Council works -- Most issues first come before a Council committee where they are discussed and, if necessary, revised. When the 3 committee members vote to bring the issue before the entire Council, that doesn't mean all 3 support the issue. Sometimes, they feel it is appropriate for the entire Council to consider the item. So it is put on the agenda of the COW (Committee of the Whole). The COW is where the discussion happens. No vote is taken, but by consensus the issue then goes to the Council meeting where it is voted on. Some people mistakenly think the Council is rubber stamping a staff recommendation because there is little or no discussion at the Council meeting. They don't realize the discussion already occurred at the COW.

Unanimous votes do not mean all Councilmembers think alike. We are lucky that most of our Council realize the value of compromise. Without compromise, you get a stalemate where nothing happens. (For example, our state legislature still hasn't voted to fund education or passed a state budget.) Our Councilmembers come from different backgrounds, have different life experiences, and expertise in different areas. On some issues, I strongly disagree with some of them and strongly agree with others.

I know Mr. Tyson will disagree, but as I have gotten to know our Council and some of the candidates, I can see they are definitely are not clones.

Comment by Charles Tyson on May 24, 2017 at 7:25pm

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, you can draw the conclusion most logical to you.


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