I heartily agree with Michael Litt regarding his comment about not allowing council members living in or owning property in the affected area, a voice or vote on the issue. Talk about self-serving! Council woman Aboubakr is just another example of a person who moves to an area and wants to immediately change the neighborhood to suit their personal whims. I‚Äôm sure she was aware of the train traffic when she purchased the property. If not, she did not do her homework.
I have lived in Steilacoom for over 30 years and love to hear the train whistle. True, I live on the hill above Sunnyside not across the street but I still get a big blast since the trees have been removed for building. Let‚Äôs use the money for something that benefits the whole community not just a few.
Thanks to Litt for telling more of the story.
I stand behind Mr Litt and his letter to the editor. Thank you for saying what other residents have been thinking. My family has been in Steilacoom for 25+ years and the train whistles are part of the character of our town and what comfort they bring.
I have only one question for those who are complaining about them, did you not see the railroad tracks when you purchased your property?
Leave the whistles be!
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