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Charge: Mayor asked for list to deny public comment


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 11:31am

Brian Soergel

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson

An Edmonds citizen who regularly speaks at Edmonds City Council meetings said he's contacted the state attorney general about what took place at the Nov. 16 budget hearing.

In an email to The Beacon, Edmonds resident Ken Reidy – who keeps a close eye on council proceedings – shared a note he obtained through a public records request that showed Mayor Nelson had asked for a list of those who spoke about the budget Nov. 1 and Nov. 9. He received the list three hours before that Nov. 16 meeting.

There were 15 speakers on the list, including Reidy on both dates.

It was those speakers, Reidy...

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