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


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