To the editor — What a privilege to live in a community so diverse to have such opposing views.

We have the west side establishment that can't stand their power slipping away. We have the east side finally standing up and saying we pay taxes too.

Good government should dedicate funds to the areas most needed. We finally have reached that leadership. Equal representation.

People like Dave Ettl and Bruce Smith want the white majority back. A strong mayor means corruption and a west side control of money.

Don't be fooled. We are not perfect, but we are getting better. All of Yakima should share in prosperity, not just Mr. Smiths and Ettl’s part of it. Peace

JEFFRY S. BOHLINGER

Yakima