I was very pleased when I read recently that the Pierce County Council had voted to allow big box stores in the Frederickson area. Taxpayers in this area should have access to some decent-sized stores here.
I was very upset, however, to read that County Executive Pat McCarthy had vetoed the development in deference to the industrial developers in the area (TNT, 7-16).
Taxpayers deal with heavy traffic from all the industrial businesses already. Why shouldn't we be able to shop in a few good-sized stores? The roads are already in place kittie-corner to the Safeway complex. Why not make the most of it and let taxpayers choose to actually shop here?
I am tired of people always deciding what is best for me. Perhaps they need to put it to a public vote?
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