A Nisqually Valley News [NVN] online reader wrote a very pertinent response to Megan Hansen’s report last week titled “Man with a plan”
“Yelm Mayor Ron Harding announced a proposal to purchase the existing library facility.”
Dom Rivas said,
“I believe Mr. Harding is coming in on the tail end of years of planning by the former leaders of the city. His predecessors (2 prior mayors before him) and their councils and planning commissions put a lot of these projects into motion and now he is taking credit for a lot of Yelms efforts and projects. Water rights and reuse as well as the bypass were passed and projects created around these long before Mr. Hardings political outings. Yelm needs an economic revitalization effort in order to sustain their library funding, finish bypasses, and secure water rights. They need to attract business to set up shop inside city limits and draw people to the town we love so much. Jobs will be created and the local economy stimulated. Action needs to be taken to seek out businesses and promote our city. Don’t let Mr. Harding sound like he is the sole reason these projects are under way. Most have been underway for 10+ yrs and have been created, sustained, and became successful not due to any one leader but rather the staff that makes up Yelms city infrastructure.”
Mayor Harding’s predecessor was Adam Rivas. Unknown if there is any relation to the aforementioned letter-writer.
CLICK HERE for my letter about the Mayor’s library plan published in today’s NVN.