It’s time to end the frustration
December 3, 2021
“Residents say they’re frustrated with the lack of progress by Seattle, King County, and Sound Transit officials to address their safety concerns.”South Seattle Emerald
How many more times do elected officials need to hear the same message?
Residents of the Mount Baker neighborhood again are asking for some help (really any help) from their government to make their neighborhood safe again, and again their concerns are being frustrated. The result is the quote above, repeated in another story about another part of the city suffering from another set of crimes.
The fact is, you could apply that quote to any neighborhood in the city and any day of the past few years. It’s time for these “frustrated” stories to end. And the only way they end is through accountability.
November’s election put an exclamation point on what we have been saying all along. People are frustrated and fed up. They’re tired of waiting – they’re ready for change.
We have a new mayor and new City Council line-up starting in January. Together, we can hold them accountable for progress on public safety and providing the basic due diligence of government.
No more frustration. It’s time for change.