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 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

A wish list for the Mukilteo waterfront | Reality Check

In this edition, I present the Reality Check 2023 wish list for Mukilteo’s waterfront area. I have high expectations for what can be accomplished to benefit our waterfront and in... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Exposing the underbelly of Mukilteo politics | Reality Check

The busy season at Mukilteo’s waterfront is rapidly approaching and the few sunny days we’ve had thus far have given us a preview of what’s to come; and it isn’t pretty.... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Take action against loud vehicles in Old Town/waterfront | Reality Check

If you’ve visited Lighthouse Park or the waterfront area on a sunny afternoon you may have heard the loud offensive noise from vehicles with modified muffler systems. If you’ve... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Update: Expect delays getting to the waterfront | Reality Check

Now that we have a couple of sunny weekends at Mukilteo’s waterfront behind us, now’s a good time for a Reality Check Update on where we are and what we can expect. Whether... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Update: Good, bad, and ugly | Reality Check

The City has installed two sets of rapid flashing beacon crosswalk systems on both sides of the Fifth Street intersection at Lincoln. As Norman Webb stated in his letter a couple of... — Updated 4/5/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Will the City and Port formalize their partnership? | Reality Check

First, I want to congratulate the cast and crew of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” on their success at this year’s Acadamy Awards. Our son Zak was the visual effects super... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Safety improvements should be coming to waterfront soon | Reality Check update

In this Reality Check update, we’ll take a look forward to the busy season at Mukilteo’s waterfront area and what we might expect. It looks like the SR 525 bridge eastside... — Updated 3/1/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City should provide safe direct access to Edgewater Beach Park | Reality Check

If you’ve walked Mukilteo’s waterfront between the new ferry terminal and Edgewater Beach Park in the past couple of years, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the steep dirt ramp... — Updated 2/22/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Parking, parks, and politics | Reality Check

Parking Finally, it looks like the new Port of Everett (POE) parking lot (across from Ivar’s – where the old ferry holding lanes used to be) might be open as early as the end... — Updated 2/1/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Update on the waterfront | Reality Check

In this Reality Check - Update, not only do I want to briefly highlight some of the recent changes in Mukilteo’s waterfront/Old Town area, but I also wanted to include some... — Updated 1/4/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Safety concerns remain for new ferry terminal | Reality Check

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the opening of the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. Overall, few of the real pedestrian safety and waterfront/Old Town access issues... — Updated 12/20/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Updates on Fifth Street, waterfront improvements | Reality Check

The NOAA building has been completely torn down and all that remains is some cleanup. Next door, at the future site of the Central Waterfront Park between the NOAA (soon to be Port... — Updated 12/7/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Improve safety at Paine Field with voluntary curfew | Reality Check

The FAA control tower at Paine Field (PAE) operates from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. During that time, ALL arriving and departing aircraft must talk to the controllers for instructions... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Update: Traffic calming discussion postponed | Reality Check

The last Reality Check, “City officials should learn the difference between speed humps and speed bumps” said that the Nov. 7 council meeting would have a “Traffic Calming... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City officials should learn the difference between speed humps and speed bumps | Reality Check

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of when the Washington State Regional Mobility Grant application was submitted for the Mukilteo Park and Ride Plus. The basic idea behind... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City should move ahead with interim waterfront projects | Reality Check

It seems now would be a good time to get smart about implementing some of the interim waterfront projects that will benefit our community. Let’s start with the Port of... — Updated 9/28/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Divide-and-conquer mentality in Mukilteo

Every year around this time I take a hard look at Mukilteo’s waterfront area – how we’ve fared thus far during the busy season and what could have been done to fix some of the... — Updated 8/17/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City should address waterfront parking management issues | Reality Check

Mukilteo has a waterfront parking management problem. Mukilteo officials need to get smart about their responsibilities to Mukilteo residents and stop the ongoing parking misinforma... — Updated 7/20/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City needs a comprehensive approach to address loud vehicles | Reality Check

In this month's Reality Check I need to highlight a couple of ongoing issues – the loud and speeding motor vehicles at the waterfront and the pedestrian safety issue at the new... — Updated 6/15/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Waterfront parking still needs to be addressed | Reality Check

In case you missed it, the Port of Everett is partnering with the City of Mukilteo and YOU to help define the vision and guiding principles for future development at the Mukilteo wa... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Much work remains to be done on the waterfront | Reality Check

Having been out of town for three out of the past four weeks at two different locations (one tropical and the other at 8,000 feet in the Rockies), I find returning back home to be... — Updated 4/21/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

The good, bad, and ugly in Mukilteo | Reality Check

As we move closer to the busy summer season at Mukilteo’s waterfront, I find myself struggling with which of three extremely important (and strongly related) subjects to discuss... — Updated 3/18/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Rosehill Community Center turns 11 | Reality Check

This month marks the 11th year anniversary of the opening of the new Rosehill Community Center. Last year, the 10th year anniversary came and went without even a mention, so this... — Updated 2/17/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Public comment period for Paine Field Master Plan extended | Reality Check

Happy 2022! My plan this month was "a waterfront Reality Check roadmap for where we could be going in 2022 and what we can realistically expect. "I changed my mind. Instead, this... — Updated 1/19/2022


Ferry project updates l Guest View

The Mukilteo Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) is a three-member committee created by the Washington State Legislature (RCW 47.60.310) appointed by Snohomish County to serve the local Mukilteo community. The Mukilteo FAC shares... — Updated 1/9/2019


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