Letter to editor: An open letter to Ron Wambolt
Dear “Creator of a Better Edmonds,”
When I arrived home and found discarded paper blowing around my property, I examined it to find that it was an advertisement of your candidacy for election back onto the Edmonds City Council.
Apparently, it is somehow outside your realm of awareness or compliance that Revised Code of Washington 70.93.060 makes the dumping of rubbish on private property without the permission of the property owner a misdemeanor.
It is further troubling that you have either a clear ignorance or willing disregard for Edmonds City Code 6.40.160 (which was passed by the very council over which you used to preside), which prohibits the depositing of handbills on inhabited private residences unless “it is deposited as to secure or prevent such handbill from being blown or drifting about such residence.”
If you do, as your brochure claims, “see…streets, parks [sic] and sidewalks” as the city’s second most important funding priority, perhaps it would save us taxpayers some money if you began by discontinuing your own systematic littering throughout the city’s homes and considered treating your campaign less like a product advertisement and Edmonds citizens less like some mass junk-mail address list that are all now responsible for recycling the needless waste paper you illegally left on our properties.
Joshua Klopfenstein, voter