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Kamiak treated teacher loss the right way

Two weeks ago on Tuesday, I received a text from my daughter, “My chem teacher died.” A few minutes later she texted what my husband and I already knew, “He was my favorite teacher.” I could...

 

More transparency needed at City Hall

I hear you. I want to say thank you to all those who wrote into the council after the mayor's proposal to accept the affordable housing grant passed slimly by 4-3. I heard your concerns. It was loud...

 

The beauty of our waterfront l Council Corner

Council President Cook and I wanted to give you an update from a Council Corner we wrote a month or so back. We have been working on building a relationship with the Tulalip Tribe Board to discuss land they own on our waterfront. The first step was...

 

Neighborhood Watch Program awareness l Council Corner

The City Council set as a priority this year to bring awareness to the Neighborhood Watch Program so that we can help build upon it’s successes. One of these successes is a reduction in crime, something we all desire. On average, there was a 16...

 

Council retreat recap l Council Corner

The Mukilteo City Council held their annual retreat at Rosehill on Saturday, March 2, with the goal of creating a unified vision which council leadership summarized as: We are focused on maintaining a... Full story

 

Beliefs prevail over state law l Council Corner

The following column is the opinion of Council Vice President Anna Rohrbough and may not represent the opinions of her fellow Mukilteo City Councilmembers. In the exit interview presenting the auditor’s draft it was reported that since the current...

 

If only the elected just followed the law... l Council Corner

Editor's Note: The following is a column from Council Vice President Anna Rohrbough regarding the draft audit report that was released in an exit interview on Monday, Jan. 28. Since the current Mukilteo Mayor - Jennifer Gregerson - took office...

 

Help is out there l Council Corner

As a councilmember, it is not only important for us to right the wrongs and shine light on any misconduct in spending and compliance with policies, it is just as important that we bring light and hope to our community when it needs us most. The...

 

No fault does not mean no responsibility l Council Corner

While we did not create or choose to be in this situation, we as councilmembers are tasked with correcting the behavior and navigating our way forward together. The misappropriation of public funds by our mayor was discovered shortly after we were...

 

Two Steves l Council Corner

These past seven months have been filled with not only a few frustrations, but some real fun and leadership learning experiences as well. I am always watching and learning from others, looking to grow. Leadership is everything to me, so I feel...

 

Questions to ask | Council Corner

This past week we said goodbye to the eighth director in the last four years. It begs the next question, “How many other employees have left the city in those same four years?” What I know to be true through my leadership lens is that people do...

 

Blindsided by budget l Council Corner

When in discussion these past several months it was revealed to us by our finance director that with the projected numbers for the next 10 years we were looking at a huge gap in expenses versus...

 

Help our kids l Council Corner

These past few weeks with the Peace Park discussion I have begun to publicly ask the question in regards to our youth “What are we missing?” In return I have received an outpouring of concern, support and questions from many sides. I have been...

 

Looking forward to 2018 l Council Corner

As we approach 2018 I have been asked many times, "Are you nervous, excited or are you left wondering what you got yourself into?" I always say yes to the first two. The truth is - I am excite...

 

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