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Letter to the Editor: Help our children succeed

This note is in support of the Mukilteo School District levy. As a parent of two students in the Mukilteo School District, I am in full support of this levy. I understand the value... — Updated 1/26/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Cannot support School District levy due to botched remote learning response

The Mukilteo School Board is asking for community support of a new levy. School district taxation makes up a sizable portion of our property taxes and as such, it is reasonable to... — Updated 1/26/2022

 

Letter to the Editor | Mukilteo Lane: Precarious at best

Mukilteo Lane is on the minds of the new mayor, the City Council, and some of us in the Boulevard Bluffs neighborhood in Everett at the Mukilteo border. What hasn't been discussed... — Updated 1/19/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: City should make enforcing traffic laws a top priority

While there are certainly other important issues, I am encouraged to read that Mayor Joe Marine is focused on enforcing our traffic laws. The Speedway and Lighthouse Park seem to... — Updated 1/19/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Get out and support Mukilteo School District's Educational Programs, Capital Projects levies

e Mukilteo School District levies for Educational Programs and Capital Projects in February. I'm in support of continuing these levies, and here is why. 1. Mukilteo schools are one... — Updated 1/19/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: City Council should look for a candidate with a positive approach

Regarding an opinion letter to The Jan, 12, 2022 Mukilteo Beacon by Charlie Pancerzewski. Proposing and making an argument for appointing Kevin Stoltz to the vacant council seat.... — Updated 1/19/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Support Mukilteo School District's Educational Programs and Capital Projects Levies

When I tell people that we have a vote for Mukilteo School District levies coming up on Feb. 8, they always ask "didn't we already vote on that in 2020?" Nope. 2020's vote was for a... — Updated 1/12/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: How is the City going to spend federal relief funds?

In July 2021 I wrote a letter to the editor regarding then-Mayoral-candidate Joe Marine's idea for Mukilteo's federal COVID-19 relief monies, namely handing this money out to... — Updated 1/12/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: City Council should appoint new member who is familiar to voters

With Joe Marine's election to be mayor, Council now has to appoint someone to fill Marine's Council vacancy. Our system of having the voters choose those they want to represent them... — Updated 1/12/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Community Support Grants should go to not-for-profit organizations, not private businesses

Please contact our mayor and Councilmembers and ask them to rethink the vote on the Community Support Grants as proposed by Councilmember Crawford at the Jan. 3 Council meeting. A f... — Updated 1/12/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Representatives working to pass Build Back Better Act

Thanks for the first half of 2021 in review, focused on local happenings. (2021 Year in Review in the Mukilteo Beacon, Dec. 28, 2021). Of course national issues – mental health, h... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Letter to the Editor: Bravo to the Mukilteo Police Department and volunteers

Wow! Another great community support event by Mukilteo Police Department! Shop with a Cop continues to be an amazing collaboration of local police agencies and unbelievable... — Updated 12/21/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo needs at least one new police officer

This letter is a response to the gentleman who wrote concerning the City's hiring of a new police officer. He asked, 'Is the crime rate increasing in Mukilteo?" and "How can the... — Updated 12/21/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is relevant, helps us better understand our country's history

Suggesting that ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ centers on Whiteness and is not culturally relevant is an absurd position, particularly from professional educators. Given the context... — Updated 12/16/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Best of luck to Mayor Gregerson, Councilmembers Champion, Kneller

Congratulations to Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and Councilmembers Bob Champion and Sarah Kneller for all their service. I worked with them during my term as a Planning Commissioner... — Updated 12/15/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: City Council should consider a fresh face for vacant seat

Mukilteo is calling for applicants to fill Joe Marine's vacant seat on the council as he moves up to the mayor's position. Six councilmembers will vote for the final applicant.... — Updated 12/15/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Be aware of mail thieves, pick up mail as soon as possible

Be on the alert for a person(s) trying to steal mail. Help us all by taking pictures with your cellphone of anything suspicious, particularly vehicle license plates, and... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Support for Zieve in recent election appalling to Mukilteo resident

As a resident of Mukilteo, I am appalled that Peter Zieve almost received enough votes to win the recent City Council election. That a known White supremacist was able to command... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

Letter to the Editor:

Congratulations to the Mukilteo City Council for unanimously rejecting the 1% increase in property taxes proposed in Mayor Gregerson's preliminary budget for 2022. This will not inc... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Build Back Better bill supports families out of poverty

Thanks to the local Rotary Club for insuring 370 families will not be hungry on Thanksgiving. (Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo helps feed the community, Nov. 24, 2021) Nationally, this year also saw good work on the part of... — Updated 12/1/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Who destroyed the vegetation at the Edgewater Beach walk?

Beginning at the end of last week, the vegetation along the concrete walls that previously enclosed the tank farm has been chopped to the ground. This includes many small trees and bushes that small birds used for cover. There is... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Make Kitty Hall at City Hall an annual event in honor of Mayor Gregerson

I wanted to thank Mayor Gregerson for establishing the precedent of an animal adoption event in Mukilteo’s City Hall. In October, Mayor Gregerson canvassed my neighborhood talking to residents about the upcoming election. She... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Former Councilmember Stoltz should fill council opening

Joe Marine will be our new mayor. His remaining term as a councilmember will be a vacancy to fill. The remaining six councilmembers will appoint someone to fill that vacant position. Councilmembers should be those who residents... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Councilmembers should remember they represent all of Mukilteo's residents

Sadly, Mayor Gregerson lost to a candidate that rode in on the coattails of the anti-HAP movement. I cannot say that all those who said no to the ballot question are ill informed. I believe that many read and understood the HAP... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Partisan politics doesn't address real problems facing residents

I have been disappointed by our elected officials for some time, and for the first time I am sad to say I did not vote for a position in an election: Council position 1... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

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