Everett must consider voting districts for council

The recent election has shown that there are Americans who feel left out. I’m afraid that many Everett citizens who live south of 41st Street may feel just that: left out. These folks would be assured of having a representative on the Everett City Council if council members were elected to a combination of district and at-large positions. Democracy works better when a wide cross-section of citizens participate and feel that they have a voice. The historical dominance of better-known north Everett candidates in at-large elections undoubtedly discourages well-qualified people living in other parts of the city from even attempting to run for office. The neighborhoods south of 41st Street surely have a lot of talent and ideas which could benefit us all. Let’s give them an opportunity! It also could be a catalyst for increased civic participation by more people in these neighborhoods.

Julie Langabeer

Everett

Talk to us

More in Opinion

toon
Editorial cartoons for Saturday, May 28

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Double sunset.  Lake Ballinger, 12-30-18

David Carlos captured this image at Lake Ballinger. "Mother Nature performed a show of her own," he says. He used a Sony A7iii camera.
Editorial: A Terrace creek puts infrastructure plan to work

Restoring Hall Creek’s meandering path will treat stormwater while providing a natural park.

Garry Clark is CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Garry Clark: Black parents can only prepare kids for racism

We couldn’t shield our teen daughter from hateful words. But we prepared her and she relied on her strength.

Dan Hazen
Dan Hazen: We can speak our minds but can we learn to listen?

Our opinions are only half of the discussion. We have learn to accept when we’ve lost an argument.

Providence gift shops are open and looking for volunteers

A huge thank you to Herald writer Andrea Brown and photographer Ryan… Continue reading

Thanks to those who made Rotary fundraiser a success

On behalf of the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary, I want… Continue reading

Comment: After decades of school shootings we have no answers

Why? Because federal research into causes and possible solutions hadn’t begun until this September.

Comment: Finding sanctuary in nature offsets world’s horrors

A foreign correspondent returns from war and chaos to a cemetery’s stone bench to remember and breath.

Comment: Americans welcoming Ukrainians; America isn’t

President Biden said the U.S. would accept 100,000 refugees, but immigration rules have prevented even that.

Most Read