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Letter to the Editor: Mayor, council pushing for virtual meetings to avoid public


Last updated 9/30/2021 at 11:37am

I am reading in the Mukilteo Beacon that the council goes back to virtual meetings. According to the article, Mayor Gregerson made this decision in conjunction with council leadership.

The council leadership that supported this included Sarah Kneller, Richard Emery, Elizabeth Crawford, and Louis Harris. I was shocked to read this after watching a stadium full of Washington State citizens at the recent Seahawks game, mostly maskless.

Why does the Mukilteo mayor lead her council in this effort to keep the public from attending open, public council meetings?

The mayor and the supporting cast of council are the same leaders that passed the HAP housing proposal after a year of virtual meetings. It seems the mayor and these councilmembers prefer these virtual meetings that allow themselves to avoid the public in open meetings.

If you like these leaders and their push for closed meetings, behind shut doors for internal negotiations, their push for HAP, and potential for downsizing the police, then make sure you vote those this team.

If you are not supportive of these actions, then I would suggest that you consider a vote to make changes.

This means a vote for Joe Marine as Mayor and a vote to Peter Zieve who is running against Louis Harris, one of Mayor Gregerson's supporting councilmembers.

Mr. Marine and Mr. Zieve represent an opportunity to change the direction of the City of Mukilteo and both are very supportive of the police and are anti-police defunding.

Charles McIntyre



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