Spokesman-Review Letters to the editor
County on wrong road

Fifteen of the 58 employees to be laid off by the Spokane County commissioners’ budget are road workers (“County plans to cut 58 positions,” Dec. 4).

As a resident of unincorporated Spokane County, roads are the most important service that I expect from county government. I don’t think that I’m alone in this expectation. The roads of my county commissioner district, No. 1, are a travesty. I won’t hold my breath for snow removal in the event of a repeat of last winter.

Road workers are the only county union without a contract. They are holding out for a fair salary adjustment from the county commissioners. Is this retaliation? Who do the commissioners think that they are retaliating against? I’d rather have graded and plowed roads than a racetrack.

Kim Marie Thorburn
Spokane

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