I tend to agree with Lynne Chelius letter to the Herald titled “Mukilteo housing story makes clear Herald bias against Zieve.” We had a reather spirited debate in Mill Creek at City Council on the same subject. The debate here included the sheer size of the buildings that are up to five stories high and not necessarily in keeping with the overall character of the city. Additionally large apartment structures are being suggested to accommodate Community Transit and Sound Transit, both of which are being pushed by progressives including those inside the city work force. Traffic congestion is also a very significant concern on already congested main arterials in the city.
That said the bias in The Herald article was very obvious and could have been easily been made less so. Personally, I find Mukilteo’s Mayor Jennifer Gregerson’s attitude and approach to government rather questionable. She thinks that she knows what is best for the voters of her city and would have tried to imposed the same philosophy on the county had she been elected to county council.
It is true that we need The Herald and I read an interesting article just recently that said cities including school districts without a newspaper pay more in interest rates! So, The Herald might do itself and the entire area a favor and be less biased in its commentary and coverage so that it keeps all the readers it can.