Letters to the Editor

  • The following statement was read to the Mill Creek City Council at their regular January 2, 2018, meeting.

    Hello. Last month, my request that the court disqualify Sean Kelly from the 2017 election was upheld, but my request for an order that his votes be discounted was denied on procedural grounds. Because the denial did not rule on the merits of the case, the possibility existed to make corrections and seek a new hearing. In practice, I have decided that it is in no one's best interest to extend that process.

  • Our City Manager and our Mayor have failed our citizens. When confronted in September with information that Sean Kelly had moved out of the city, they placed their heads in the sand. As a result, voters were disenfranchised by not being given accurate information regarding his eligibility to hold office.

    Why didn’t they investigate? Did they know he was ineligible and planned to appoint someone they approved of after the election? Or were they just clueless about the law?

  • By the time the residents of Mill Creek are reading this I hope that Sean Kelly has resigned his position as a Mill Creek Councilman, and has advised his fellow councilmembers and the City Manager that he will be repaying his past five months of salary since he was not legally able to serve since he moved out of the city in July.  This amounts to $2,500.

  • The Editor

    Mill Creek’s voters’ outrage was in full force when we voted for one of our incumbents to continue to serve as a city councilman. Mill Creek’s rebellious streak was made clear that we would not put up with a non-incumbent-candidate.

    This seems to be apparent that even though we were forewarned and on 11-17-17 it was verified by the Snohomish County Canvasing Board that since July 2017 Councilperson Shawn Kelly was not a legal city citizen.

  • Dear Editor:

    It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.

  • Dear Editor,

    With the recent election, Snohomish County Fire District 7 would like to say thank you to the people we serve for your continued support.

    Voters have restored funding for our fire levy. This lid lift will help to fund training and certifications for emergency personnel, fire station construction, facility maintenance, emergency response, fire & emergency medical supplies, apparatus and equipment replacement.