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 By Steve Schmalz    Opinion

A look back at 2022 | Council Corner

As we wind down 2022, I would like to reflect on this past year and look forward to 2023. At the Dec. 5 City Council meeting, the Council voted to approve the City’s 2023 budget.... — Updated 12/20/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Where would Christmas be without Ebenezer Scrooge? | Darn Wright

It was a normal English-cold and hard-breathing smoky day when – 179 years ago, Dec.19, 1843 – people all over were reading, “Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no... — Updated 12/14/2022

 

A detailed look at the 2023 budget | Council Corner

The complexities of City finances, sources of revenues, and expenditures can be difficult to understand. The purpose of this column is to shed light on the process and some of the... — Updated 11/30/2022

 
 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Are your rights enumerated? | Moment's Notice

"This 240-year experiment in self-rule began with the best of intentions, but I think we can all agree that it didn't end well." – Queen Elizabeth II, 2016 The 4th of July is... — Updated 7/13/2022

 
 By Steve Schmalz    Opinion

Summer's here | Council Corner

We are finally turning the corner and getting some decent weather. There is nothing like the summers in the Pacific Northwest. I hope everyone had a happy and safe July 4th. I want... — Updated 7/13/2022

 
 By Steve Schmalz    Opinion

New City Council putting together its agenda for 2022 | Council Corner

Welcome to a new year and a new City Council. It feels great being back on the City Council and also as Council President. The Council this year has a great opportunity to do some... — Updated 1/19/2022

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion

Mukilteo to receive $4.6 million in federal aid | Council Corner

The American Rescue Plan provides $21.6 billion for states, territories, and local governments to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Louis Harris    Opinion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Values of the Lighthouse City | Council Corner

Mukilteo's shores are widely known as "good camping grounds," a word originating from the indigenous language of the Salish Peoples. The roots of its naming, and the rich... — Updated 4/28/2021

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion

Reach out to your City Councilmembers | Council Corner

The new year is under way and we are certainly growing as a community. The trials of 2020 taught us all lessons, shed light into corners that need improvements, and brought us... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Louis Harris    Opinion

Residents make Mukilteo a treasure | Council Corner

First, I want to start by expressing my gratitude and joy in representing the residents of Mukilteo. As someone who grew up north of here, I know how much of a treasure Mukilteo is,... — Updated 12/30/2020

 

City pulled together during challenging year | Council Corner

As 2020 comes to an end and I reflect on my first year on council, I want to briefly share my experience with you. I will start by saying, as you probably heard more times than you... — Updated 12/24/2020

 
 By Riaz Khan    Opinion

Keeping the focus on the city's finances | Council Corner

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, who passed away during this COVID-19 pandemic. I am glad I have successfully completed my first year of public... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion

How to use the city's traffic calming program | Council Corner

There has been an ongoing effort to address traffic calming in the City of Mukilteo and residents have expressed interest in how to report issues to the city. This week, let’s... — Updated 11/4/2020

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion

Councilmembers to launch monthly 'Coffee with the Council' | Council Corner

In the last edition of the Beacon, I began an effort to increase communication, and decrease misunderstandings and spread of misinformation for our residents. As a city, and... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion

To work together, we must understand each other | Council Corner

Mukilteo is no stranger to controversy, and our online forums are robust with debates to back that up. As a Councilmember one of my paramount objectives is to increase communication... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion

Expand specialized services to help police meet needs of community | Council Corner

Over the last two weeks there have been conversations with misleading statements on the online forum Nextdoor that have led to residents reaching out to electeds to get our... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Riaz Khan    Opinion

Neighborhood safety is top priority | Council Corner

I appreciate the assistance and support of the community so much. It's beautiful to see people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs working together on such a major... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion

Housing grant: Let's get on the same page

The City Council has received a number of comments both in person and via E-mail from the community regarding the Housing Action Plan grant we were awarded and the council voted to... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By Anna Rohrbough    Opinion

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... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By Anna Rohrbough    Opinion

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... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

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