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Letter to the Editor | Response to convoluted budgeting process for the fire department


January 22, 2020

Recently I made public comments at the Mukilteo City Council meeting and in the Mukilteo Beacon that outlined the cost overruns, under-budgeting, and nonpublic management of the city’s fire department (FD), specifically with regards to overtime (OT) costs. As stated in my previous letter to the editor, the city’s nonpublic management of cost overruns speaks to the erosion of transparency and accountability in the Mukilteo government. If the public were aware that the department is, in fact, facing potential cuts to safety standards to manage cost overruns, perhaps more people would be c...

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