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By Luke Distelhorst
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City should manage snow removal, not residents | Guest View


Last updated 12/15/2022 at 10:22am

Luke Distelhorst

Editor's note: Former Edmonds City Councilmember Luke Distelhorst sent the following note to councilmembers and City staff Dec. 4. He gave his permission to publish it in the Beacon.

It's day five of this winter's first snow event, and many of our...

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

Nice idea but uh we are trying to get an additional snow plow in service right now. The taxpayers are at their limit with increasing utilities and many other things. We were all cautioned about walking as lines were down and tree branches along sidewalks from yard to yard. I might suggest that young people like yourself and other orgs donate their time for this job and for people such as us I expect they would pay to have their sidewalks shoveled. We did our own. Also many streets secondary and side streets were not plowed. We didn't complain a bit about that. I had to follow my husband for a recall of his car appointment that he could not cancel as the next available date was in May. So I was out and there were few cars. Our route was plowed and I saw two people walking along the side of the street. Traffic of course was very low and going very slowly, as it should have been. I did not see one bicycle but I did see plowed bike lanes. Happy that you live in a spot that clears. Boots.


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