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2 councilmembers say Councilmember Kristiana Johnson made racist comment

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Last updated 7/1/2020 at 3:54pm

Clockwise, from top let: Councilmembers Kristiana Johnson, Luke Distelhorst, Mayor Mike Nelson, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.

Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Councilmember Luke Distelhorst have accused fellow Councilmember Kristiana Johnson of racism.

"At the June 23 Edmonds City Council meeting, Mayor Mike Nelson brought to light an extremely disturbing email from a fellow Councilmember to a City director," Fraley-Monillas and Distelhorst wrote in a letter to the Beacon.

"The email included several sentences which, at the least, are discriminatory to our Edmonds communities of color."

The two councilmembers did not name Johnson, but Nelson did in a preamble to a discussion on the alloc...

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