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 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

New council dragging Edmonds' parks backwards | Guest View

The new council majority has rejected the voices of thousands of Edmonds residents. Voices who want more equitable distribution of our parks, more open space, more trails, and more... — Updated 3/31/2022

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

Mayor: Council budget cuts will make Edmonds unsafe | Guest View

In a time when our local economy is strong with record revenue and stable City finances, some of our City Councilmembers want to cut critical city services taking Edmonds backwards... — Updated 2/3/2022 Full story

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

Hate speech undermines our community | Guest View

No member of our community – no matter their background or circumstance – should be vilified or scorned as (Council candidate) Will Chen was last week. The despicable, vulgar... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

We have work to do | Mayor Mike's Corner

While thinking about what I wanted to share with you this month, I considered talking about the challenges we still face in stopping the spread of COVID-19. But long after COVID-19... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By Mike Nelson    News

Mayor issues statement on Black Lives Matter comments

The comments made by City Council student representative Zach Bauder at last night’s Council meeting reflect a dangerous mindset that is too common in our community. He... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Mike Nelson    News

Mayor Nelson: 'Black lives matter in Edmonds and in this country'

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson released the following statement Monday, June 1. Black Lives Matter to me. Black lives matter in Edmonds and in this country. We cannot continue to allow... — Updated 6/4/2020

 By Mike Nelson    News

Edmonds mayor responds to critical services, including hazard pay | Commentary

When the pandemic hit Snohomish County, the City of Edmonds moved quickly to respond to this disaster to maintain the continuity of critical services running in our city. Critical... — Updated 5/30/2020 Full story

 By Mike Nelson    News

Edmonds mayor: 'Now is not the time to rush to re-open'

The following is a news release written by Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson. Like many of you, I was disappointed following the April 21 Governor’s Economic Recovery presentation... — Updated 4/24/2020 Full story

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

Work together as a community | Mayor Mike's Corner

First, let me say thank you. Thank you to our Edmonds City workers who continue to do their jobs in difficult conditions. Thank you to our business owners and local workers who are... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

Snowstorm 2020: Three cheers for Public Works | Mayor Mike's Corner

During our first snowstorm of the winter, I hopped in a de-icing truck with longtime Public Works employee Darren Browning. I wanted to see firsthand how our road conditions were... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

A cry for help | Guest View

No parent can ignore the sound of a child crying for help. Having a child changes you; it changes what is important in your life and what is not. What is so horrifying now is that w... — Updated 2/23/2018 Full story

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

Lock it up | Guest View

Locking up your gun until you need it and keeping it out of children’s hands is basic common sense. Unfortunately, we are failing at this very basic, but life-saving... — Updated 2/24/2017 Full story

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

No city, including Edmonds, is safe from gun violence | Guest View

As my wife headed out with the kids to hop on the ferry, I texted her to warn her to “be alert.” I immediately stopped short and asked myself, “Why?” Why was I worried... — Updated 10/3/2016


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