Washington State Ferries will hold a public meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. tonight in City Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave. N. to discuss the possibility of moving the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry run to Edmonds. (Note the location change from City Hall to the Council Chambers.)
The ferry system announced a few weeks ago it was looking at options for upgrading or replacing the Mukilteo ferry terminal with one that provides better access to train and bus connections, and one possibility is moving the terminal from Mukilteo to either Everett or Edmonds. Public meetings were held on Whidbey Island and in Mukilteo, but due to intense citizen interest, ferry officials have scheduled two more meetings this week: tonight in Edmonds and tomorrow in Everett.
The Everett meeting will run from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at City of Everett Public Hearing Room, Wall Street Building, 2930 Wetmore Ave.
Having the Whidbey Island ferry come to Edmonds would be wonderful, and it would be the better choice: Most people from Whidbey Island, I would think, are heading south (not east), so Edmonds would make a more sensible choice than Everett.
It would bring more traffic through town. This could be a good thing for businesses. There are folks who want more shoppers in our town to increase sales and tax revenue. Some of those same folks are probably against the idea of more ferry traffic. “More traffic, just not that traffic!”
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