An open letter to the Edmonds City Council and Mayor Earling:
Earlier this year, Mike Nelson was appointed to the city council to fill the vacant position created by the departure of Strom Peterson. Later, it comes to light that Mr. Nelson is “Executive Director” of the Service Employees international Union (SEIU). (Most of the employees of the city of Edmonds are SEIU members.)
My question is: Did the mayor and the city counsel know about Mr. Nelson’s SEIU affiliation before he was appointed, or did Mr. Nelson withhold this pertinent information until after his appointment?
It would seem to be a conflict of interest, to have an official of the SEIU sitting on the city counsel.