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Opposes legislative power for Edmonds mayor | Letter to the Editor


Last updated 12/1/2020 at 11:23pm

I strongly oppose granting the mayor legislative powers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am opposed because it is un-American, it puts too much power into one individual, and finally because the mayor may ask but can only gain these powers if the council grants him the powers.

Americans have elections every four years to select our president, governors, and mayors, all of who are the chief executive officers of their political jurisdictions. This is our treasured American way of governing.

It does not matter that Mayor Nelson wants these powers or that Council President Adrienne Fraley-Moni...

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