Matt Batcheldor reports in The Olympian today:
“Thurston County gained nearly 50,000 residents from 2000 to 2010, according to 2010 census data released Wednesday [Feb. 23]…
Thurston Countys fastest-growing city was Yelm, which saw its population jump 108 percent, to 6,848 from 3,289 in 2000.”
Compare this growth to the State (14% increase) and major cities, reported by KING-5 TV in Seattle.
Wow! a 108% population increase in 10 years here. No wonder this place is a traffic nightmare!
The grow, grow, grow philosophy of Yelm Mayor Ron Harding and the Yelm City Council have seen some significant impacts on resources, to be covered here in an upcoming report.
AND, anyone who questions the Mayor on his grow, grow, grow policies is labeled & targeted as “anti-growth”. Time for the city’s residents to wake-up to his folly that impacts their lives with traffic, air/noise pollution, higher water/sewer rates, higher property taxes, reduced business water in summer and more!