In the recent excellent and well-attended candidate forum held by Edmonds Indivisible and the Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas submitted a statement to be read at the forum, as she was unable to attend. In her statement, Councilmember Fraley-Monillas suggested that there were shadowy unidentified individuals who would “pave over the marsh” if they were not stopped. Apparently, she believes that fake news and scare tactics influence some people in Edmonds.
Councilmember Fraley-Monillas never identifies who these individuals are or how they would proceed to eliminate the marsh, given our highly protective environmental laws and local passion for the Marsh. No, she just puts that statement out there to scare people into voting for whom she wants to win an election. In this case, it is most likely the Port races she is trying to influence.
Councilmember Fraley-Monillas, please stop insulting our intelligence. Nobody wants to or could pave over the marsh. So why make this claim? It’s not hard to figure out. There are three excellent, experienced incumbents running for Port Commission this November. Their collective commitment to environmental and fiscal stewardship of the Port has been exemplary. That’s a fact. They have the track record to prove it.
Don’t be swayed by baseless scare tactics. Edmonds and the Port deserve better.
Edmonds and Port voter