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Love & french fries | Letters to the Editor


Last updated 3/9/2023 at 9:17am

Love is all around

Love the Beacon!

It is wonderful.

Evelyn Nordeen

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Limpy, greasy fries are the best

Alan, it's your fault ("High prices, my oh my," You Have My Word(s).

After reading your about today's outrageous prices, my stomach growled at me as I tried to pass the next Dick's Drive-in I saw.

Even at Dick's, I was shocked at paying nearly $12 for my favorite combo: a Deluxe, fries, and shake.

But the blob of hot, limp, greasy fries overflowing their tiny waxed paper bag made it worth every cent.

Cliff Sanderlin

Goodbye, Taste Edmonds

I was ecstatic to see the Taste of Edmonds move to Esperance. I was also saddened to think of the impact to their neighborhood.

For far too many years I have had to live with the Taste, the waterfront festival, the car show, the Edmonds arts fair and the weekend markets. There is also the July 4th fireworks.

People block the streets and my driveways. Then came the COVID nonsense. The city blocked public streets to accommodate someone's pipe dreams.

Kudos to Roy NcCorchuck for speaking out. I hear you loud and clear. I hope the City does, too.

Ed Caspers

Clearing up info on Salary Commission

In the March 2 edition, the Beacon reported that the council disbanded the salary commission in June 2021 with a 4-3 vote to help ensure a more diverse salary commission in the future.

While diversity was the goal cited by those in favor of disbanding the salary commission – it was diversity of the city council that they thought they would be addressing.

There was to be follow on work to determine an appropriate councilmember living wage, and Council would have needed to vote that wage in. These next steps were not pursued by council or staff.

Many prefer that elected representatives be distanced from their salary determinations, myself included. I am happy to have the salary commission back, and appreciate the 6-0 council vote on Feb 22 to reinstate it.

Vivian Olson
Council President pro-tem


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