I am happy to announce that for the first time in my political career I have been appointed to a National Board. The Association of Washington Cities has appointed me to the National League of Cities Information Technology & Communications Committee. The committee consists of municipal elected officials from all … Continue reading →
I said farewell to a colleague and a friend last night, and although I am sure it’s not the last time he and I will chat – His guidance will be sorely missed. Printed in the Sunnyside Daily News, December 11th, 2007 by: Corey Russell It was a who’s who … Continue reading →
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 →
Maximilian “Max” Restucci1999 – 2006 It is with great sorrow that I share with you today thepassing of our dog Max. He was a good companion, and a watchful protector of the Restucci Family. He will be sorely missed.
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 →
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 →
A word on privatization… As a member of the Sunnyside City Council, I listened intently last night as many citizens stepped up to the podium and made it clear that they are against privatization. A few of those individuals made very poignant arguments; however, the fact of the matter is … Continue reading →
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 →