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To the Editor:

Forgiveness.

In light of the recent events surrounding social justice, I wanted to give our city leaders an opportunity to start bridging the social inequity gap. The issue I want to highlight is accessibility, specifically, governmental complexity in construction/permitting that deters social cooperation.

The laws and statutes that form our national, state and local government has evolved into complexity that is largely inaccessible to our community’s diversity. I am disabled and have a low IQ, I struggle with interpreting and advocating access in regards to property rights.

I am asking that the Ellensburg City Council forgive all the residents that did necessary structural renovations/additions during the pandemic. I have to add on to my house because of family needs stemming from the pandemic, and do not have the money or time or intelligence to navigate this horrible complexity.

Andrew Pruitt

Ellensburg

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