Mukilteo council, mayor: Vote for Schmalz, Stoltz, Gregerson

My parents live in Lynnwood right off Shelby Road, where trees are being logged to make room for “building up.” We are told this high-density redevelopment is going to solve our county’s population growth problem, although it fails to address added pressures on public goods and infrastructure and disregards the impact to current resident’s quality of life. This development trades pollution, noise, and wind-filtering trees for traffic and noise, so that a developer and a real estate agent can make millions.

Now is the time to stand up for what past voters, city councils and mayors have built by ensuring Mukilteo remains Mukilteo. We do this by electing a City Council this year that will stand against rezoning; we do this by re-electing Steve Schmalz and Kevin Stoltz to the City Council and Jennifer Gregerson to the mayoral seat. It is critical Joe Marine finish the term on the City Council that he ran for in 2019, as the mayoral seat he wants to be elected to would have no say in this redevelopment that he says he is against.

If you are interested in defending Mukilteo against development driven by a housing bubble that neglects our actual short and long-term needs, please vote for Steve Schmalz and Kevin Stoltz for Mukilteo City Council, and for Jennifer Gregerson for Mukilteo Mayor. Talk to your friends and neighbors and explain that this is a critical moment for Mukilteo that demands our action and attention.

Kristina Melnichenko

Mukilteo

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