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Mukilteo to swear-in two new councilmembers, council may have violated free speech rights

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MUKILTEO—Mukilteo City Council members-elect Donna Vago and Mike Dixon, along with incumbents Richard Emery and Jason Moon will be sworn-in at its first business meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 2. The council will also vote to appoint council leadership—Council President and Vice President—and discuss committee assignments. This meeting will be held both […]

EMS tax increase of 85% expected to dominate upcoming meeting

ems tax

MUKILTEO, Wash., January 22, 2022—Mukilteo City Council will host a Work Session at 6 p.m., Monday, January 23, to discuss a proposed EMS tax increase, parking fine increases, and digital permits. The Mukilteo City Council Work Session will be held in-person and virtually by Zoom or the City’s Facebook page. The City will be honoring former Councilmember and longtime […]

Mukilteo Mayor proposes new DEI commission pick

mukilteo DEI commission

MUKILTEO, Wash., April 18, 2022 – The Mukilteo City Council will be voting to approve the mayor’s DEI and Planning commission appointments at its 6 p.m. Regular Business meeting today. To review the agenda items in detail, click here. Planning Commission Appointment (AB22-36) Mayor Marine will be recommending the reappoint of Jerry Bush and Tim Krivanek […]

Mukilteo passes resolution relating to religious freedom and attire

religious freedom resolution

MUKILTEO, Wash., April 13, 2022 – During its April 11 Special Meeting, the Mukilteo City Council authorized the mayor to sign the City’s Stormwater Contract, passed a resolution supporting religious freedom and was briefed on other city matters, including an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Everett to evaluate road repairs for Mukilteo Lane. To […]

Mukilteo Council rejects mayor’s DEI Commission picks

MUKILTEO, Wash., March 8, 2022 – Despite Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine advancing three candidates for DEI commissioner positions, the city council voted against approving them without any explanation nor asking the candidates, all of whom were present, a single interview question. At Council’s meeting Monday, March 7, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commission candidates Gauri Sanghvi […]

Op-Ed: Mukilteo City Councilmembers don’t get to invent rules to suit themselves

Mike Dixon

I was denied the confirmation vote tonight to the City of Mukilteo Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commission.  Appalled, I asked for an official explanation and have not yet received one. Let me enumerate.  The City Council is empowered by state law to operate within the confines of its City Code.  The Code makes no mention […]

Election 2021: Winners, losers, and too close to call

2021 general election

ARTICLE UPDATES 7:15 PM Nov 9, 2021: Updated results and added statements from Gary Petershagen, Will Chen, and John Kartak. LT calls election for Gary Petershagen and Shirley Sutton. County has counted 181,510 ballots to a total return of 185,228 ballots. 8:00 PM Nov 5, 2021: Updated results and added statement from Joshua Binda. Lynnwood […]

2021 Primary Election results

Snohomish County primary

🚨UPDATE 5 p.m. Aug 12 🚨Current Turnout: 26.77% up from 26.73% the previous day. Expected county turnout is 28%. Lynnwood turnout is 28.32%. All results are current as of posted update. The next update is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. 🚨UPDATE 5 p.m. Aug 12 🚨 Today, Garth Fell, Snohomish County Auditor, confirmed […]

2021 Election Season kicks off

snohomish county elections

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 22, 2021 – Friday was the filing deadline for citizens to participate in the political system here in Washington state kicking off the 2021 election season. The last day for candidates to withdraw from the ballot is 5 p.m. May 24. For a full timeline of key dates, click here. Only […]

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