Letter to the Editor: A reminder of ‘corporate greed’

Dear Editor: Below is a letter of mine that appeared in The Seattle Times in May 2007. I was reminded of this issue as a result of the current discussions between our state government, Boeing and some of Boeing’s unions. I believe that our state legislature is doing the right thing by providing funding to…

Letter to the Editor: Getting at the truth

To the Editor: I spent my career in the business world, in which by far the majority of people that I dealt with were truthful. When running for an elected office the most frustrating aspect of it for me is the time you must waste repeatedly setting the record straight for statements made by my…

Letter to the Editor: MS Helping Hands says thanks

Dear Editor: Especially when grants and funding are hard to come by for our type of services, MS Helping Hands and Donor Closet want to thank our generous continuing contributors, grantors, and various donors. Without them, we would not be able to provide the services we currently do. Since our inception in 1999, we have…

Letter to the Editor: It’s time for the truth

Dear Editor: Edmonds voters are being mailed a “hit piece” by councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas urging them to “Vote against Ron Wambolt”. Some have received it on Friday; the remainder of voters presumably will receive it in the next few days. The timing of this absolutely false “hit piece” was strategically set for this late in…

Letter to the editor: Correct website for Kristiana Johnson

Dear Editor: In the process of doing some research relative to the current candidates for city council of Edmonds, I have found that the heretofore published campaign and informational website for Kristiana Johnson has been incorrectly listed.  The correct website is:  electkristianajohnson.com. For those who wish to learn more about her experience and key positions…

Letter to the Editor: Outside vs. inside support — you can’t have it both ways

Editor: I just received my campaign postcard for Strom Peterson. A nice presentation with message. But wait, there’s much more. I see a politician from outside Edmonds standing next to Strom. Gosh it’s that Democratic Mayor (of a sort) from Seattle, Mike McGinn. Then I see other Democrats, some living in D.C., another not even…

Letter to the Editor: Leadership requires commitment

Editor: Many Edmonds residents may not recall the definitive feedback results presented in April, 2009 by the 60-plus participants on the Edmonds Citizen Levy Review Committee. Their work included a broad study of [still] ongoing budgetary/fiscal challenges facing our city. Their final report to the city concluded universally that Edmonds does not have a “spending…

Letter to the editor: Shedding light on City Council candidate Randy Hayden

Dear Editor: I was among the 1,500 recipients of an email message from former Edmonds City Councilmember Michael Plunkett asking us elect Randy Hayden to the city council. Mr. Plunkett’s message was that “special interests continue to run candidates that will support tall buildings on the Edmonds waterfront” and that Mr. Hayden, who is running…

Letter to the Editor: Why I am supporting Adrienne Fraley-Monillas

The November election is quickly approaching and I’m writing to encourage everyone to exercise their freedom to vote. The higher the vote count, and the more we participate, the closer we get to “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” And speaking of democracy, I’d like to say why I support…

Letter to the editor: Why local elections matter

To the Editor: The cause of the government shutdown is a direct outcome of party politics and special interest influence – at least that is what is being touted by both party lines. Regardless, the impact to the 800,000 plus federal workers, to those who contract with the government, to our Veterans, and to businesses…

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…

Letter: Thanks to Off Leash Area Edmonds for donation toward K-9 dog purchase

Dear Editor: The Edmonds Police Foundation and the Edmonds Police Department extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Off Leash Area Edmonds (OLAE) for the organization’s $2,000 donation toward purchase of a new K-9 tracking dog. The check was officially presented by OLAE President Julie Nealey to Edmonds Police Foundation President David Jones at the Aug….

Letter to the editor: Preventing robberies at cellular phone stores

Dear Editor: Today, I was inside of the Edmonds T-Mobile when an attempted robbery occurred. A man cut wires off the demo phones and attempted to flee. A manager and two male bystanders in the store tackled the perpetrator. They landed just outside the door of the T-Mobile store. The man proceeded to use his…

Letter to the Editor: No one wants war, but we have to be ready for one

Dear editor: After reading the post about Mr. Ray Sittauer and attending the service at the cemetery yesterday, this came to mind. “War Never Solved Anything” was a comment that appeared in response to a post by Michael Schindler, the executive director of Operation Military Family. I believe the topic was budget cuts in the…

Letter to the editor: Point Edwards building too tall for Edmonds

Editor: This past Wednesday evening the Architectural Design Board (ADB) approved the construction of a massive new five-story building as part of the Point Edwards development that will dominate the skyline and be out of character with the surrounding condo buildings and Woodway neighborhood. There has been strong public opposition to this project since the…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to the AARP tax volunteers

Dear Editor: I would like to take a couple of minutes to thank the amazing AARP Tax Aide volunteers who have just completed another year of assisting people in our community with their taxes. These incredible people, led by coordinator Jim Wassall, came to the Edmonds Library three times a week, four hours each day,…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation

Dear Editor: Thank you to the citizens of Edmonds, the City of Edmonds and all the members of the former Edmonds Fire Department for the wonderful support the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation has received over the past 16 years.  The foundation was established in October of 1996 with the stated purpose: “for charitable, benevolent, educational,…

Letter to the editor: Harbor Square master plan has public’s support

Dear Editor: I am writing to express support of the Port of Edmonds request to modify the applicable sections within the City’s Comprehensive Plan incorporating their submitted master plan.  This plan represents only conceptual land use elements and configurations associated with potential future re-development at the Port’s Harbor Square property.  Approval of this master plan…