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What Would You Improve in Bonney Lake and Sumner in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Bonney Lake and Sumner, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Bonney Lake and Sumner to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your city's wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or upload a Local Voices blog about why you love living here.

Todd January 02, 2013 at 03:51 PM
We need some where healthy and safe for our families and kids to hang out and to have fun. We need to attract a company like Dave and Buster's http://www.daveandbusters.com/default.aspx and the perfect central location is already available, the old Albertsons store!
Mary Hall January 02, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I would like the Bonney Lake schools to teach the kids not to litter. It's a horrible, ugly, persistent problem, especially in BL and I know it's kids, because it's always fast food bags, pop cans, plastic water bottles and cheap beer cans that are thrown into the street. I pick up what I can in our neighborhood, but there are stretches of road with no shoulder where it's too dangerous to pick up trash. The kids need to know that their actions have consequences, like the plastic bottles they toss out the window can end up in the Great Pacific Gyre which is one of five known enormous garbage patches in the Earth's oceans. It's killing fish, birds and other wildlife who mistake the shards of plastic for food. We have to do better.
Lauren Padgett (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Good idea, Mary! Sometimes kids need a reminder. As do adults :)
Lauren Padgett (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 05:19 PM
I agree, Todd! It'd be great to see a fun place for families to hang out that doesn't cost much in Bonney Lake. Albertsons would make the perfect spot! Many other locals have brainstormed ideas for the Albertsons, read them here http://patch.com/A-0qWc
Mark Bennett January 02, 2013 at 06:14 PM
I would like the City of Bonney Lake to hire a person to be in charge of the traffic signals who knows how to program them properly. Nearly every one in the city is programmed improperly and when I have asked the city to correct the problem the response I get is that the signals are working properly. It is obvious that those in charge of the streets are oblivious as to how ignorant they are and cannot understand how far short of acceptable practice their efforts fall.
Justin Evans January 02, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I agree with Todd, we do need some better places for families. An ACME bowl style facility would go good in the Albertsons' building. It will give the kids and families something fun to do and will help provide some nightlife to the area. As for the overall scheme of the two cities, I'd like to see the Orton Junction become a reality, the breaking of ground on the Sumner YMCA and a much needed renovation to the Bonney Lake library. I think the new Multicare facility will be a nice addition to the area and will bring in decent wages and many needed jobs. I also look forward to the completion of the road construction near AM/PM in Bonney Lake. I don't know how feasible it is, but a nice restaurant on the lake would be a very welcomed addition as well. All in all though, I think both cities have done a good job and I'm certain that 2013 will be nothing less than prosperous once again!
tamara miller-wafford January 02, 2013 at 07:07 PM
I could not agree more!
tamara miller-wafford January 02, 2013 at 07:27 PM
There should be more speed patrols in neighborhoods, personally I live on a road were the speed limit is 25 mph and people are constantly speeding and there are kids in this neighborhood and I fear that one of these days someones child will get hit. Those little signs that tell you how fast you are going does not deter anyone. Also there should be a time set up were you cannot make loud noise past a certain time, if such a law already exists, it should be enforced.
Melody January 02, 2013 at 07:39 PM
I agree we need a family indoor fun place and the Albertsons store is a very good place, but I also say that the woods between Albertsons to regal Cinamas should be turned into a city park leaving a lot of the trees up, but include grassy areas for play and , trails, pinic tables,a few with roof coverings and in the middle somewhere have a large Gazebo for bands to play, weddings to happen, Tree lighting, the starting point of easter egg hunts etc you name it! and a building for everything use, such as family Bingo night, reunions, receptions, meetings, birthday parties, anything needed. Every city has a very nice large park and this spot would be perfect keeping some of those nice trees! Please?

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