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 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

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Pedestrians face safety concerns even with traffic signal | Reality Check

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. If you’re a frequent visitor to the waterfront and especially a pedestrian visitor,... — Updated 12/15/2021

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Completion of ferry terminal won't solve traffic issues | Reality Check

As summer approaches, the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal project is expected to be finished by the end of the month. We'll dispense with all the fluff and get down to the reality of... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

New speed hump in Old Town reduces the 'jerk' factor | Reality Check

This month we'll be discussing how understanding "jerk" as it relates to speed humps may be the secret to finally getting City officials to embrace speed humps as a viable traffic... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

A stroll to the waterfront isn't safe for pedestrians | Reality Check

One evening last week, my wife Dana and I decided to walk down across the SR-525 bridge to Ivar’s to pick up some dinner. While walking back up the narrow 41-inch sidewalk we had... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Ferry issues: Focus on what can be done

This month I need to take a break from what has become an overwhelming list of frustrations that have come with the new Mukilteo ferry terminal project. Over the past several... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Access challenges at new ferry terminal | Reality Check

The new Mukilteo ferry terminal has been open for almost a month now and while there are many things to like about the new terminal, the project is far from finished, and is resulti... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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