I couldn't agree more with Brian Looney. (Letters, Sept. 16) To think that three or four so called "local public servants" can trump the democratic process used to pass Initiative 502 is scary. What other state laws do our municipalities choose to ignore because they don't like them? Also consider that our city fathers (and mothers) had since November 2013 to take a position offered by the Initiative but didn't do so until at least one company spent six figures to obtain a permit from the state and to purchase real estate locally, only to find out two weeks ago that a backward city council finally got off their butts and decided to ban the stuff for reasons that make no sense. What have they been doing for the last 10 months? Which begs the question, did you ever try to get a hold of our "public servants" at 8 a.m. on a work day or on a Friday after noon? Good luck!
The city needs to be held accountable for their procrastination in the upcoming law suit if for nothing more than gross negligence in the performance of their duties.
CARL GRANDO, West Richland