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Strong mayor?; councilmembers mum; Supreme Court; housing | Letters to the Editor

Former mayor: Strong mayor – if effective – is best option In 1983, I was elected Edmonds' first full-time mayor and CEO. I was subsequently reelected and served a total of... — Updated 6/30/2022


Climate change; Waterfront Center; endorsement | Letters to the Editor

Encouragements to help Edmonds fight climate change I am grateful for the hard work and sincere attempts by City employees and officials to include and consider nearly every... — Updated 6/23/2022 Full story


Want to volunteer?; support for Janelle Cass | Letters to the Editor

Got the urge to volunteer? Edmonds Museum needs you Would you like to be involved with a growing and vibrant organization committed to the celebration of local history? Here is the... — Updated 6/15/2022


Who is the bully?; graffiti; writers wanted | Letters to the Editor

City Council deserves support The hypocrisy of our mayor's newest administrative order is astounding ("Anti-bullying: Mayor issues a new order," June 20). His order, "Workplace... — Updated 6/9/2022


Anti-bullying; Waterfront Center celebration | Letters to the Editor

Questions regarding mayor's anti-bullying order Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson, in collaboration with the City of Edmonds Human Resources department, has announced a new administrative... — Updated 6/2/2022


A solution to the ferry problem | Letters to the Editor

Bring back fired ferry employees I'm a newbie to being an Edmonds resident and an oldie to being a ferry rider. Living on the Seattle side most of my life while enjoying the Kitsap... — Updated 5/26/2022


Biased coverage; 'camping' ordinance | Letters to the Editor

Homeless ordinance coverage felt one-sided I'm taking the time to write you to share my dismay in reading the latest Guest Views and Letters to the Editor on the homeless vote that... — Updated 5/18/2022


Camping in Edmonds; Roe v. Wade | Letters to the Editor

Find strategies that help, not harm Dear Councilmember Chen: I am dismayed by your authoritative tone. You are focused on so-called "enforcement tools," instead of people's lives... — Updated 5/12/2022


Out-of-control streets, wharf | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds streets are out of control My experiences downtown crossing the streets in marked crosswalks left me feeling invisible, angry, and mean on Saturday. Three events were... — Updated 5/5/2022


Public comments; public 'camping' | Letters to the Editor

Public comments are public record I am writing in support of council continuing to allow written public comments printed in the public record. I have appreciated being able to... — Updated 4/28/2022


Left or right?; SNAP benefits at the market |Letters to the Editor

An opposing reaction I recently saw a letter to the Editor claiming that the Beacon leans conservative. If anything, I feel the opposite is true. Regardless, I wonder why the... — Updated 4/21/2022


COVID funding; disappointed in poll question | Letters to the Editor

Did businesses understand the City's COVID funding process? Sounds like the city screwed up, too ("City is found negligent in distributing COVID funding," April 7). How many... — Updated 4/14/2022


Straight to the trash; redistricting process broken | Letters to the Editor

Saving the planet, one Beacon at a time I am glad (my) subscription is running out. This has stopped being news, and has such a right-wing bias it's sickening. The mayor is both... — Updated 4/6/2022


Clarification on markets; a modest proposal | Letters to the Editor

Not all summer markets are the same I am writing to you in hopes to clear up some confusion concerning the variety of markets that are hosted in downtown Edmonds. For 10 years now,... — Updated 3/31/2022


Service clubs; dogs at the market; letters too long? | Letters to the Editor

Lynnwood Rotary clubs also provide great service to the community I enjoyed your copy of the spring 2022 edition of The Magazine. I appreciated your coverage by David Pan of... — Updated 3/24/2022


Annex Esperance?; save the dive park | Letters to the Editor

What is the process to incorporate Esperance into Edmonds? I do not know why Esperance is still unincorporated. It has a great park, but since it is a county park, it is not... — Updated 3/17/2022


Bad drivers; drag queens; heroes; thanks | Letters to the Editor

Drivers wearing blinders downtown If the third try is a charm, I'm not interested. So far twice this week, cars refused to STOP at stop signs, fail to give us pedestrians the right... — Updated 3/10/2022


Annex Esperance; adult entertainment; Southwest County Park| Letters to the Editor

It's time to annex Esperance I am a resident in Esperance in unincorporated Snohomish County. I would like the City of Edmonds to annex us. My two main reasons are for police respon... — Updated 3/4/2022


More coverage; Janelle Cass; lovely, safe housing | Letters to the Editor

The mayor, and potholes, are important I like your Edmonds Beacon just fine. However, I would like to see more letters to the editor, and more reporting on our mayor and City... — Updated 2/24/2022


Time to overhaul City code | Letters to the Editor

City code: It's time for an overhaul It is past time for an overhaul of our City code! We need to update, clarify and rewrite, especially our development codes, so Council, staff,... — Updated 2/17/2022


Boxy apartments: The good, the bad | Letters to the Editor

New apartments don't reflect desires of the public My husband and I, Edmonds residents for the past six years, would like to go on record in opposition to approving the 24-unit... — Updated 2/10/2022


Congrats to publisher; budget brouhaha | Letters to the Editor

Former Beacon Publishing editor remembers longtime publisher Congratulations to Paul Archipley on his well-deserved retirement! Paul is one of the finest people I've had the... — Updated 2/3/2022


Addendum on permitting process | Letters to the Editor

Whom to contact regarding proposed apartment complex on Main Street Over the past few weeks, many concerned citizens have weighed in on the proposed 24-unit concrete box apartment... — Updated 1/27/2022


Sounding off: Streateries, new apartments | Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your removal Many, many thanks to the restaurants that have taken down the street structures. The others ... and the ones with both sidewalk and street? And the term "... — Updated 1/20/2022


Advice from a former Ballard resident | Letters to the Editor

Advice from a former Ballard resident: Get involved, Edmonds I lived in Ballard from 1986 to 2019. It's well known how Ballard has been affected since the changes in zoning laws... — Updated 1/13/2022


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