LETTER: BAT says thanks!

to the editor:
BAT (Burien Actors Theatre) just completed its five week run of “Noises Off” at the old Staples space in Burien. BAT moved to that location following the fire at its home theater space. It just goes to show, if you give art a chance, it will happen wherever.

BAT’s old theater space is being rebuilt. Thanks to the City of Burien. Thanks too to the City for granting BAT a permit to use the old Staples space.

Big thanks also go to BAT’s audience, both new and old, who followed BAT to its temporary space to enjoy “Noises Off.” The show was a great success. Audiences loved it. There is a very good reason why “Noises Off” is called one of the funniest scripts ever written, and BAT’s production highlighted all of the laughs. Thank you, thank, thank you.

BAT’s audience is sole the reason to put on a show. Without you, there would be no reason to produce better live theater. BAT draws its strength from its audience. Thanks to all who came to see “Noises Off.”

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LETTER: War on the poor

To the editor:

King County's proposed $60 car tab fee will affect lower income car owners FAR more than high income/high value car owners. Regressive, flat rate fees ALWAYS fall heaviest on the poor. And for additional injury, vehicle "fees" are not deductible on federal tax returns. Only the RTA excise tax is currently deductible.

The imposition of taxes/fees to support community infrastructure and services should be levied in a manner where those most able to pay pay the most. Right now, the poorest King County residents pay a disproportionate amount of the cost.

This is hypocritical in a community that claims to care about reducing poverty and ending homelessness.

And many of us are already paying additional car tab fees to our local jurisdictions that were imposed WITHOUT a vote. In Burien, the fee was rejected by voters -- then the city council (in the deceptive guise of a 'transportation district') arrogantly adopted it in the face of a 75% NO vote.

There was a time we had a war on poverty rather than a war on the poor.

Stephen Lamphear
Burien

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LETTER: BAT says thanks!

to the editor:
BAT (Burien Actors Theatre) just completed its five week run of “Noises Off” at the old Staples space in Burien. BAT moved to that location following the fire at its home theater space. It just goes to show, if you give art a chance, it will happen wherever.

BAT’s old theater space is being rebuilt. Thanks to the City of Burien. Thanks too to the City for granting BAT a permit to use the old Staples space.

Big thanks also go to BAT’s audience, both new and old, who followed BAT to its temporary space to enjoy “Noises Off.” The show was a great success. Audiences loved it. There is a very good reason why “Noises Off” is called one of the funniest scripts ever written, and BAT’s production highlighted all of the laughs. Thank you, thank, thank you.

BAT’s audience is sole the reason to put on a show. Without you, there would be no reason to produce better live theater. BAT draws its strength from its audience. Thanks to all who came to see “Noises Off.”

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