City should use eminent domain to solve waste issue

June 25, 2014 

In response to “Council considers options for downtown waste” (Gateway, June 18), the waste considered is sewage, not garbage or recycled material.

This is a 50-year facility, subject to regular maintenance with the possibility of trucks and equipment parked around taking up space during maintenance. The new structures will have a footprint of four to five times the footprint of the existing one, plus a much larger concrete plaza and restroom facility. This decision affects our children and grandchildren: Don’t take away this downtown green space.

The Council needs to consider acquiring the house at the end of Rosedale and Harborview Dr. using eminent domain. The house is rundown and offers no value to our downtown. Skansie Park is a jewel and does offer real economic value to downtown. Don’t destroy it; there is always a way to solve a problem.

Charles L. Hunter

Gig Harbor

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