Re: "Woman killed in hit-and-run identified" (TNT, 1-8).
It was bound to happen. My heart goes out to Rebecca Marteny, her family and the other adults in the assisted living home where she lived.
I lived in Parkland and personally spent more than 20 years trying to get someone in the county to listen to me about the need for sidewalks on Golden Given Road. I discussed this very issue with Pat McCarthy when she first ran for office. I spoke at a town hall meeting with Pierce County Councilwoman Barbara Gelman. I spoke with current Councilman Rick Talbot about this issue.
I met with Kevin Phelps, who explained to me there is no money for sidewalks.Interesting, since the county was in the process of putting in sidewalks on South Hill. Sidewalks have continued to be added on South Hill while nothing has ever been done in the Parkland area.
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I eventually moved, but the real answer is to put sidewalks on major thoroughfares in the county and more specifically in the Parkland/Spanaway area.
How many more people need to die before something is done?