Letter to the editor: Preserve our views

To the editor: I have sent an email to each of the Edmonds City Council members asking that city building ordinances that preserve our distinctive “on-the-water, picturesque-town, gorgeous-sound view” image be maintained. DO NOT INCREASE THE BUILDING HEIGHT THAT IS ALLOWED ON WATERFRONT PROPERTIES. As residents, guests and tourists walk or drive through our lovely town, there are multiple…

Edmonds Mayor: Let’s look at facts when discussing labor costs

To the editor: There have been several articles in the newspaper recently concerning the wages paid to public employees. Some have quoted the Wall Street Journal. Some have mentioned the City of Edmonds employees and the upcoming negotiation process for our four unions. While allegations and comments continue to be bandied about, it seems like…

Councilmember’s letter to editor: Time to rein in public employee labor costs

Publisher’s note: This letter was originally posted on March 28. It has been reposted to the home page because of the important nature of the topic. To the editor: A recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that public employee compensation grew by 28.6 percent, compared…