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People need a place to live


Last updated 3/11/2020 at 12:48pm

I have only lived in Mukilteo for 25 years, so I haven’t seen everything, but I like to think I may know a thing or two.

First, I want to say that our family continues to enjoy this community and area even as it has changed in many ways. There is a strong sense of a supportive community for everything from community organizations, environmental thoughtfulness, a very responsive and largely effective city government to a very good public school system.

There is always room for improvement, and I’d like to remind people of a little history and some things that haven’t always gone th...

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Reader Comments(2)

Kathy Robinson writes:

When Mukilteo developed the HP area, it also contributed to the economy as it brought in businesses and jobs.Think of all the businesses along the Spdwy that came with the housing, plus the golf course, library, schools and new roads. It was smart way to grow a city; a balance of businesses and homes so that supply and demand are met.The Affordable Housing Action Plan does none of that, and that is why it is so concerning.  It only drives down property values and contributes nothing.

Charlie Pancerzewski writes:

Mr Laverty should take steps to put some low income housing next to his house or in his neighborhood if he feels strongly Mukilteo should have it. To say people sleeping on the street are there because they need low income housing is ridiculous. These people are not low income, they are no income, and are there because of mental and health issues, not because places like Mukilteo do not have housing they can afford to pay for. How about some public hearings to see what the majority want?


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