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By Riaz Khan

Neighborhood safety is top priority | Council Corner


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 12:37pm

I appreciate the assistance and support of the community so much. It's beautiful to see people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs working together on such a major development. Now I want to help ensure the future is protected for all our residents.

I love Mukilteo and I want to make our city an even better place to live and work. As always, neighborhood safety is my highest priority. As long as I am on the council, I will make sure that our residents are safe and prosperous.

There are many challenges for me in the council. We started with a tiebreaker decision vote in the council, including the long-awaited mayor's full-salary decision. Now I feel like I am a quarterback in the council.

Last week the demonstration in Mukilteo was organized by the youth of our city. People heard Mayor Gregerson's speech. I was honored to be asked to speak by our Mukilteo students on this topic. During my speech, I deliberately mentioned that officer Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd, had 17 prior complaints. In such cases, I demand responsible authorities take action to dismiss every officer with a history of police misconduct. All lives are very precious and we cannot afford to lose our loved ones, neighbors, or youth. The tragic event of George Floyd should make us reflect on how we can be proactive in these situations before it happens here.

Fortunately, our Mukilteo police department, led by Chief Kang, is one of the most respectful and professional departments that I have every come in contact with. Police Chief Kang reached out to residents about the programs that our Mukilteo Police department implements, which include crisis communication and de-escalation training – Mukilteo officers are also conducting training on the actions of the officers in Minneapolis.

If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me, and my doors are open for everyone.

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