In The News - Let's Make Puyallup A Shining Light

"High Crime in Puyallup: perception or reality?"

Interesting article. Property crime is quite a bit higher than the national average in Puyallup and throughout Pierce County. We've all been hit by it, although stats show it's come down since peaking around the year 2000. New crime prevention programs like Community Oriented Policing, as well as social media sites including Nextdoor.com and neighborhood Facebook groups are doing a better job than the old Neighborhod Watch programs, may be helping.

We endorse: Puyalllup City Council is due for a refresh. Three new faces should do the trick"

I appreciate the endorsement by the Tribune, and I will work hard to justify their confidence in me: "Witting, 67, says affordable  housing and traffic congestion must be addressed quickly to keep up with  Puyallup’s growth. 'Infrastructure before development' is an oft-repeated theme in his prescription for fixing the city’s congested  arterial roads.... Witting wants to use his skills as a former  chief financial officer to help grease the wheels. Not only could the  council use his fiscal advice but his no-nonsense, can-do candor  couldn’t hurt.... Witting’s strategic thinking and strong independent streak give him the edge."

"Development interests flexing muscles, spending cash in Puyallup City Council race"

City council members should not be tied to big money development interests. They should represent the people of our districts: everyone I've met while knocking doors have told me they want the city to prioritize infrastructure like roads over  warehouses that produce traffic congestion.

"Puyallup has paid more to attorneys defending its homeless laws than to homeless service providers"

We have spent $1million over the last 4 years fighting and losing lawsuits.  Imagine if we had instead worked to address homelessness.  Working together we could develop a plan that provides compassionate help to those down on their luck and also keeps Puyallup clean safe and secure for all our residents.  What we've been doing is not working.  Let's try something more constructive.

"Decision stands giving Puyallup rights in controversial warehouse project"


The decision allowing that new warehouse next to the Shaw Road overpass was made by a 4-3 council vote during a lame duck session back in 2014.  The city's current effort to require environmental review of several additional warehouses now hangs on 4-3 support in the current council.  Now is the time to let the the city hear your voice.

"See 2019 Pierce County Primary Election Results"

I appreciate the endorsement by the Tribune, and I will work hard to justify their confidence in me: "Witting, 67, says affordable  housing and traffic congestion must be addressed quickly to keep up with  Puyallup’s growth. “Infrastructure before development” is an  oft-repeated theme in his prescription for fixing the city’s congested  arterial roads.... Witting wants to use his skills as a former  chief financial officer to help grease the wheels. Not only could the  council use his fiscal advice but his no-nonsense, can-do candor  couldn’t hurt.... Witting’s strategic thinking and strong independent streak give him the edge."

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