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Council president condemns 'mean-spirited,' racist messaging


Last updated 8/27/2020 at 5:22pm

The following is a statement from Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, acting on behalf of Mayor Mike Nelson, who is out of town this week. She is commenting on racist messages.

"This morning, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, several people observed inappropriate and mean-spirited messaging etched in the sand adjacent to the ferry terminal.

"While not wishing to rebroadcast the specifics of the message, we do want to be clear that the City of Edmonds condemns any such language and/or symbolism that is intended to be hurtful and harmful to residents or visitors. No single act, if mean-spirited, must be tolerated. This is your community.

"Edmonds is a welcoming and accepting community, and we are confident that the vast majority of Edmonds residents condemn hateful speech, bigotry, and racism.

And we are wholeheartedly thankful to all those who work hard to make Edmonds a welcoming community on a daily basis. Together we will continue to be the light that shines brighter than hate."


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