Letters to the Editor

  • We would like to thank voters for participating in the recent fire levy lid lift election for Snohomish County Fire District 7. The results were not what we had hoped for, but we understand why the outcome was as it was.

    We will be back on the November ballot asking for a simple one-year lid lift request. This would return the fire levy from $1.36 to $1.50/$1,000. The 14-cent increase would last for one year and be $63 for the owner of a $450,000 home.

  • Greetings

    Last week (7/22/19), I sent email to the 6 candidates with a request that they please state their positions on a list of top issues that have been discussed on local school related forums. And I requested permission to post their replies.

    The issues include:

    • the huge teacher salary increases given last summer (2018) and the budget shortfall because of it,

    • school uniforms,

    • possible 4th comprehensive high school capital project on the 2020 ballot,

  • I have had the pleasure and honor to serve as Mill Creek City Manager not once, but twice; with service the first time from 1995 to the start of 2005 and most recently as Interim City Manager over the last eight months. As the Mill Creek City Council  has  moved through the process of  selecting its next City Manager, I have been reflecting on my time here in Mill Creek and want to express my appreciation to the community, the City Council, and the City staff for their support and confidence for my return.