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 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Radar speed signs can help with traffic issues | Reality Check

In this edition of Reality Check we’ll delve into the City’s proposed automated traffic safety cameras (RCW 46.63.170) on SR-525 southbound near Fourth Street (Rosehill... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Suggestions to improve the waterfront area | Reality Check Update

In this Reality Check Update, I’ll have some quick updates followed by a list of issues impacting the Old Town/waterfront area that the City has been delinquent in adequately... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Port of Everett is well-suited to handle waterfront development | Reality Check

Early November marks two significant events that will have a direct impact on the near-term and long-term success of Mukilteo’s waterfront. First, on Nov. 1, the Rosehill... — Updated 10/18/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Extended hours at park could lead to unwanted activities | Reality Check Update

This edition of Reality Check Update comes with a thank you, a questionable look at longer park hours at Edgewater Beach, some troublesome political “speak” from Mukilteo... — Updated 10/4/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Health, safety, and quality of life in Old Town/waterfront | Reality Check

Health, safety, and quality of life issues in Mukilteo’s waterfront area have been on my mind recently. This coming December, I will have lived in Mukilteo for 40 years. We’ve... — Updated 10/2/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City Council overlooks previous assurances made to the community | Reality Check

Sometimes a series of events occur that just scream for a Mukilteo politics Reality Check sidebar to understand what really just happened. The plight of the Hawthorne Hall gym... — Updated 9/20/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City needs to get ahead of problems on the waterfront | Reality Check Update

As the busy season winds down in Mukilteo’s waterfront area, in this edition of Reality Check update we’ll discuss some of the problems experienced this summer with the hope... — Updated 9/13/2023


City, state officials must collaborate to solve waterfront traffic woes | Reality Check

Traffic congestion in Mukilteo's waterfront area has been a persistent issue, especially during the busy summer months. Unfortunately, this problem has been largely overlooked for... — Updated 8/30/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Sale of Hawthorne Hall impacts quality of life for residents | Reality Check

After almost 40 years in Mukilteo, I now believe Mukilteo elected officials’ plan for the Mukilteo Old Town waterfront area is to make it a nice place to visit but not to live.... — Updated 8/2/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

General fund options for the City to consider

The City’s general fund is an unrestricted fund that is the recipient of various tax dollars and is used to pay for various city projects, maintenance and operations. The City als... — Updated 7/19/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Updates on Lighthouse Park, waterfront | Reality Check

It’s already July and there are lots of Reality Check Updates for Mukilteo’s Old Town/waterfront area so let’s get started. If you’ve walked along the waterfront between... — Updated 7/5/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

City must actively combat loud and speeding vehicles | Reality Check Update

The last Reality Check discussed the loud vehicle problem that’s reached an intolerable level for many of us who live in Old Town near the waterfront. This Reality Check Update... — Updated 6/7/2023

 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


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