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Letter to the Editor: City Council, Planning Commission should ignore housing advisory ballot measure


Last updated 7/31/2021 at 10:04am

Putting an advisory vote on the ballot asking Mukilteo voters, “Do you think the City should encourage more high density housing to be built in Mukilteo” would be a colossal waste of time and is an inappropriate use of the ballot. 

First, density is a technical issue that frankly most of us only have a fleeting acquaintance with. If we’re asking voters to opine on density in November what’s next? Asking what should the minimum diameter of side sewer pipes be? 

And if I vote yes on this, what does the City Council think I’m saying because both “high density” and “encourage...

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