Election notes: Chen hosting Community Safety Town Hall Sept. 9

As the November general election approaches, we are reintroducing our “Election Notes” column, meant to provide brief highlights of news from local candidates running for election this fall. Candidates who want to submit announcements to us for consideration can email myedmondsnews@gmail.com.

Edmonds City Council Position 2 candidate Will Chen will be hosting a Community Safety Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the North Seattle Grace Church, 22727 Hwy 99, Edmonds. The public is invited to discuss community safety issues and solutions in Edmonds. RSVP for event updates at friendsofwill21@gmail.com.

  1. In the last verdant minutes, they had an agenda for a special meeting and one if the outcomes for the meeting was to determine how to spend the revenue from selling Value Village. Mr. Chen, can you find out who bought value village and for how much and what is going to be built there? Also, what will verdant do with the money from selling part of the public hospital properties? Thank you.

  2. Depth in invitation

    Some Edmonds’ members of the current elected officials and staff decide what issues to address, which are priority, what will be added to the budget. These city representatives are creating “solutions”; the citizens didn’t voice as problems.

    However, Candidate, Mr. Chen is taking action on evidence-based, reality of citizens call for community safety.

    Will Chen is acting in a rare way, different from common Edmonds’ practice. Will is going TO the community. He is inviting the residents to join him. Mr. Chen is leaving the Bowl to host the meeting. He is taking a positive, listening approach. He is acknowledging a real issue that comes from the voices of the citizens.

    Mr. Chen is offering

    1. Opportunity to be among neighbors
    2. Focus on issues-based solutions
    3. A timely, geographic Edmonds meeting area

    Reflect: Everyone wants to feel and be safe
    (Safety includes fellow attendees supporting each other, silently acknowledging the courage to speak during the meeting, and not allowing for bullying, as all have the right to voice an idea. That might be in some sort of Bill of Rights I once heard mentioned).

    When thinking of a candidate to represent the Edmonds Community, there is depth in Will Chen’s public invitation.

    1. Will Chen is one of the kindest, most fair and obviously honest men I have ever met. I have only met him once as he did neighbor hood walks. I found him to be amazing. I sincerely think that he really does care about people and not just power. But he is also nobody’s fool. He is sharp as a tack…if he disagrees he says so. I know. Ha. So I had planned, to be honest, to vote for Cass but after meeting him and really talking to him. Feeling he was looking at me not thru me was very refreshing. I wish really we could have them both…But we can’t. So I think Will will be a real help all over the city…from the 99 corridor to the footprints on the beach…So this is what made my choice for me. Talking to an honest and selfless man and the amount of area a candidate can be successful helping. Thank you for your time Mr Chen. Thank you Edmonds News also. Deb.

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