During the last few weeks Mercer Island Patch has welcomed several new bloggers and enjoyed the continued posts by frequent contributors such as Patty Lazarus, Crystal Anderson and John Patrick Bray.
This week we'd like to feature J.Matsuura, who wrote about city spending priorities earlier this month.
From re-negotiating current loans to spending $50,000 on fireworks to the threat of I-90 tolls, J.Matsuura opines about the reational behind the city's drive to save and spend.
"I like fireworks, but spending another $50,000 on this seems foolish AT THIS TIME," she wrote, concluding "If the City wins the fight against tolling--well, then perhaps fireworks will be in order."
Mercer Island Patch readers weren't shy about weighing in on this issue either.
"The Council majority clearly has their priorities set entirely out of synch with the majority of MI citizens," Thomas Imrich wrote in the comment section.
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