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Letter to editor: Mukilteo should reject proposed RFA with Everett

To the Mukilteo City Council: Following the presentation by Everett’s Fire Chief DeMarco at your last Monday night meeting you decided to have a full Council workshop discussion about it. I hope you all read the June 24 article... — Updated 7/3/2020


Letter to the editor: No good reason for Mukilteo to join RFA with Everett

To the Mukilteo City Council: Following the presentation by Everett’s Fire Chief DeMarco at your last Monday night meeting you decided to have a full Council workshop discussion about it. I hope you all read the June 24 article... — Updated 7/3/2020


Letter to the editor: Retired police officer appreciates Mukilteo School District's support of School Resource Officers

I would like to comment on a couple of recent items in the Beacon. As a resident of Mukilteo and community volunteer, these letters and articles reinforced my choice of city and school district 22 years ago and I am proud to call... — Updated 7/3/2020


Letter to the editor: We should know where politicians stand on defunding the police

Recent statements from our local elected politicians appear to indicate they will not cut law enforcement budget. But what will they really do? Here are quotes from Mayor Gregerson and Snohomish Councilwoman Dunn to my inquiries.... — Updated 7/1/2020


Letter to editor: 'Defunding the police' means redistributing resources

The following is a response to a letter printed in the June 24, 2020 issue of the Mukilteo Beacon written by Kathy Robinson. The claim that defunding the police will put communities in danger is unfounded and untrue. I understand... — Updated 6/30/2020


Letter to editor: No benefits for Mukilteo in proposed regional fire authority

Dear Mayor and Council, The City of Everett sent you a letter May 22, which said “the City of Everett faces significant financial challenges as a result of the economic impacts of the pandemic and the structural issues created... — Updated 6/29/2020


Letter to the editor: Regional Fire Authority proposal is a bad deal for Mukilteo

A recent letter from the Mayor of Everett indicates our fine neighbor is facing the (unfortunately) common challenges stemming from the novel coronavirus outbreak, and is constrained by current taxing authority. The letter... — Updated 6/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Thumbs up for Mukilteo Police, thumbs down for City government

First of all, I would like to thank Chris Perisho for his letter related to painting all police as bad that is tied to the one from the school superintendent. Yes, we all agree what happened was disgraceful and appalling. However,... — Updated 6/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Neither Trump nor Biden earns support from lifelong Republican

My twin brother and I turned 80 recently and following in our father’s footsteps, we’ve consistently voted Republican. The exception for me was 1964 when I felt Goldwater was too far right to be acceptable. I voted for Trump... — Updated 6/26/2020


Letter to the editor: Mayor Gregerson, Councilmember Khan disregarded health guidelines at Black Lives Matter protest

I watched the YouTube video of this and saw and listened to Councilmember Riaz Khan speak to the audience. He said fire a Mukilteo police person if they have “one bad mark on their record.” Councilmember Kahn should apply this... — Updated 6/24/2020


Letter to the editor: Preserve Mukilteo in a humane, welcoming way

I’m writing to agree with and support both Diane Symms and John and Ann Collier, regarding the cards sent out by Peter Zieve and his supporters. Thank you for reminding everyone how this community has welcomed Asian people in... — Updated 6/24/2020


Letter to the editor: Preserve Mukilteo's postcard presents incomplete picture

I recently received a mailing from Peter Zieve’s group, Preserve Mukilteo. This group claims that Mukilteo will soon be changing zoning to encourage construction of low-income housing, resulting in an uptick in crime and drugs.... — Updated 6/24/2020


Letter to the editor: Defunding the police department will make the community less safe

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that there is a national movement to defund police departments. Supporters will clarify that they don't wish to abolish police, but their goal is to decrease funding and... — Updated 6/24/2020


Letter to the editor: What are the reasons for pursuing a housing action plan?

An open letter to the Mayor, City Council, and citizens of Mukilteo: The subject is a proposal to do a consulting study with Berk Consulting about a HAP Washington State Housing Action Plan. I would like to better understand... — Updated 6/24/2020


Letter to the editor: No one seemed to pay attention to 'stay at home' order

Jennifer Gregerson reported business violating the Governor’s “Stay at home order.” You could buy alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and all the food you wanted to overeat. All seemed to be considered essential business. The... — Updated 6/24/2020


Letter to the editor: Don't paint police with a broad brush because of George Floyd's death

Editor’s note: The following is a response to Superintendent Alison Brynelson email to the community that was published in the June 10 edition of the Beacon. As an American, as a husband, as a father, and as a police officer, I j... — Updated 6/24/2020


Letter to the editor: Warning to parents: District denies all transfers to Kamiak High School

This letter is a warning to all the future high school parents in the Mukilteo School District that are interested in attending Kamiak High School but are not in the school boundary: There is no chance of a transfer, regardless... — Updated 6/10/2020


Letter to the editor: Government shows no common sense in deciding what qualifies as an essential business

I read with interest Mayor Gregerson’s feelings about having no regrets in reporting alleged business violations. It seems she thinks that it is fair to have the government decide what is essential and what is not. There... — Updated 6/10/2020


Letter to the editor: Affordable housing needed in Mukilteo

Do I belong in Mukilteo? Several years ago we received a postcard attempting to create fear and hostility towards the building of a mosque in Mukilteo. With the city logo on it, it deceptively implied that it came from city governm... — Updated 6/10/2020


Letter to the editor: COVID-19 lockdown policy should be based on numbers, science

The May 27, 2020 Mukilteo Beacon published a Letter to the Editor that I feel disparaged and misrepresented my Letter to the Editor published on page 15 of the May 13, 2020 edition. The “critic” partially quoted my words and... — Updated 6/10/2020


Letter to the editor: What is the best way to preserve Mukilteo?

Preserve Mukilteo? Those seeking to preserve Mukilteo should look at the history of our community to find out what in our heritage should be preserved. One thing they would discover is Mukilteo’s long tradition of acceptance of... — Updated 6/10/2020


Letter to the editor: Time to speak up about reopening state

Now we have done it! A recent Bloomberg survey indicates 52% of U.S. small business owners “expect to be out of business within six months.” These are the same small businesses that employed 7 out of 10 people in our nation.... — Updated 5/27/2020


Letter to the editor: Time to end the lockdown

It’s time to flatten the curve of already catastrophic and worsening unemployment, of government-caused business closures and personal bankruptcies, of spiraling domestic abuse, of soaring crime, of suicide that is in some... — Updated 5/26/2020


Letter to the editor | Stay-at-home orders for the healthy undermine health of our society

COVID-19’s lethality, and our response to it is being hotly contested. Since the CDC has comingled the deaths of those with COVID-19 with the deaths of those caused by COVID-19, COVID-19’S potency (killed divided by infected)... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor: Snohomish County Sheriff should stick to upholding law

The Facebook rant posted by Sheriff Fortney on April 22 regarding Gov. Inslee and the state “Stay at Home” order is unprofessional and puts the lives of the very citizens he is sworn to protect at risk. As the head of our... — Updated 5/13/2020


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