Letter to the Editor: City should take a hard look at payroll costs


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 12:35pm

I read an article from the mayor of Everett that they have an $18,000,000 shortfall in their 2021 budget and may have to cut services to the citizens of Everett. Washington state law requires a city to balance its budget each year unlike the federal government that can spend more than it earns by borrowing from China.

I hope the Mukilteo mayor and City Council are not in such a poor position since property prices are still going up in Mukilteo, so I assume the revenue stream will go up. But some suggestions for the mayor and City Council to consider to reduce the chances of a decline in r...

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