Local mayors tapped to represent interests of cities

The members of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) last month voted Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci as its new vice president and Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez as the fourth district representative. The association is an organization originally created about 70 years ago, said Restucci. It was formed when prohibition ended … Continue reading

Downtown Sunnyside facelift nearly done; new sidewalks, trees, lights

So pleased with the way the downtown turned out.  Especially proud of how the citizens of Sunnyside dealt with the construction.  Also, a special thanks to my fellow colleagues on the Sunnyside City Council both present and past.  This has been a long time coming and as mayor I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Editorial: Strong Mayor Form of Government

Re: the recent editorial by John Fannin, “Strong mayor form of government would be ideal for city of Sunnyside,” dated Oct. 3, 2007. Mr. Fannin’s suggestion of changing our form of government because of the recent issues with the city manager or the upcoming budget challenges does not make sense. … Continue reading

Opinion Paper: Burns-Lemos Annexation, Appearance of Fairness, et al.

Many people have asked me why I had recused myself, and although I don’t necessarily feel I should have to say why and the law does not compel me to do so, I will say this. Does it really matter? I think what really matters is whether or not I … Continue reading

Editorial: Little Council

Dear: L.R. Zimmerman, Epitacio Navarro, Richard Wilson, Kenny Nelson, Bill Kresse, Don Hughes, June Hughes, Stan Snow, Elaine Snow, Dan Kephart, Brenda Kephart, Pedro Chiprez, Jim Grubenhoff, Bob W. Hall, Sandra Martinez, John Dalrymple, Mike Aguirre I recently had the unfortunate opportunity to read your Letter to the Editor and … Continue reading

Sunnyside City Council – Rules Amendment

One of my first written public statements was regarding an issue that came before council in the form of a rules change.  It seems that certain council members were behind in their taxes and certain other council members wanted to make sure the public new about it.  I thought long … Continue reading