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Letters to the Editor

  • Thank you, families of students and members of the community who live in Mill Creek and the southern region of the district, for attending the special board meeting on March 30 at Jackson High addressing district growth and the implications for responding to that growth.

  • I was excited to attend Rep. John Lovick's Town Hall last Saturday.

    John Lovick has always been happy to hold Town Halls to answer questions and inform voters in his 44th Legislative District about what is going on in Olympia.

    I was so glad to hear Mr. Lovick say education is one of his top priorities and his goal is to find a way to fully fund education as ordered by the court. I am also very glad Rep. Lovick indicated that the solution must be through new revenue.

  • Mark Twain popularized the phrase “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” A recent survey by a union that represent a few city employees has been reported recently to present a view of city Hall that is just not true.

  • Last Tuesday night, a highly respected City Director took time at the Mill Creek City Council meeting under the public comment portion of the meeting to make glowing accolades and offer his support for his boss, City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto.

  • On behalf of Snohomish County Fire District 7, I want to thank voters in Mill Creek for supporting the city’s levy for Emergency Medical Service. Mill Creek contracts with Fire District 7 to provide fire and EMS for city residents and businesses.

    The EMS levy helps to fund the fire station in the city and 20 firefighters, who fill a five-person staffing model for an engine and a paramedic unit. This staffing model is critical to saving lives and property.

  • Mary Kay Voss’ letter advises there is an egregious situation involving the City Manager, Rebecca Polizzotto. Voss informs readers, 15 long-term employees left the city since Polizzotto was hired. Her letter was published before Kelly Chelin resigned after 16 years with the city. 16 employees left excellent jobs taking their training, experience and community relationships with them.

  • Looks like Kathy Nielsen and Didrik Voss speaking for his wife former council member Mary Kay Voss got some egg on their faces last night at the November 8th Mill Creek council meeting.

    Nielsen was concerned and complaining about how the council was handling the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Mr. Voss reading Mary Kay Voss letter, which appeared to be written in the vernacular, indicated concerns about rolling up the Parks and Rec’s Departments funding in to the general fund.

  • The recent exodus of nearly 25% of the city's professional staff is a cause for concern. For whatever reason this has occurred is exacerbated by the fact the city does not have a formal exit interview policy within its Human Resource department.

  • When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for the citizens to demand their elected officials get their heads out of the sand, their fingers out of their ears and their blindfolds removed, this is that time.

    We have an egregious situation involving our city manager. Since she was hired 18 months ago, the City of Mill Creek has lost 15 long term employees. When management structure and personnel change, it is expected some employees would chose to take their leave. But 20-25%??? That is an extremely expensive outrage.