From JZ Knight’s website:
A Citizen Responds
“As you may recall:
Back in May, the City of Yelm issued a baffling MDNS (Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance) for an incomplete and unapproved draft Water Mitigation Plan –
in which the City of Yelm determined
– that a proposed five-fold increase in pumping City water will not have a probable significant adverse environmental impact on the local aquifer.
JZ Knight bought space for full page ads in the Nisqually Valley News (NVN) & The Olympian to alert citizens to the Citys failure to protect the local aquifer and to provide a reasonable opportunity for citizen input. [see that ad here]
JZ Knight, the Squaxin Island Indian Tribe, and the Yelm Aquifer Preservation Society have appealed the MDNS. Over 100 comment letters were written by citizens – all opposing the Citys improper MDNS. [see all of the comments here]
The NVN used copious amounts of space in its May 22nd and May 29th editions to publish the Citys misleading comments and disparaging remarks about citizens who speak out against improper and unlawful City conduct;
JZ Knight buys space in the NVN and NVN Shopper the week of July 8th, yet again, to set the record straight:
See Full Copy of Ad Here.”
MORE ON THE CITY OF YELM’S WATER ISSUES:
CITY OF YELM WATER RATE INCREASES TAX BUSINESS OWNERS HERE
City of Yelm businesses have now gotten a double-whammy with the July 1 water rate increases. These additional costs hurt new businesses looking to set-up shop in Yelm, as well as the established ones serving Yelm-area customers.
CLICK HERE to see the city’s chart on the water rate increases and scroll to page 2 to see the chart “Impacts to Typical Water Bills”.
THE NVN’S OWN POLL EVEN SHOWS THAT AREA READERS DO NOT TRUST THE CITY OF YELM BY A WIDE MAJORITY IN THEIR HANDLING OF TAXPAYER MONEY REGARDING THURSTON HIGHLANDS AFFAIRS ALONG WITH 100% OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS OPPOSING THE CITY’S MDNS!