New Snohomish mayor will focus on city’s needs

City of Snohomish

New mayor will focus on city needs

Yes, it’s happened, a woman of color is now the mayor of the City of Snohomish. Sad part is, while the position is nonpartisan, some people forget that the previous mayor identified as a Republican.

Here comes the much-needed focus on infrastructure issues like sidewalks, traffic, road quality, pedestrian safety. Oh, and the work to make sure the diverse residents of Snohomish feel welcome and safe in their own community once again.

A recent letter writer expressed concerned about “parent domestic terrorists who disagree with CRT,” not sure what that even means. People who are against CRT generally don’t know what it really is.

White supremacy is not welcome in Snohomish, nor is any other kind of hate or racism. The same people who voted for Linda Redmon for mayor saw a group of people in May 2020 holding Confederate flags, flashing racist symbols, some armed with assault rifles. This group of people were in downtown Snohomish based on a false rumor that an anti-fascist group planned to loot downtown businesses. What did happen was we saw an ugly, hateful side of Snohomish, much to the complete horror of families and children who had previously felt safe and welcome in downtown Snohomish. Bafflingly, there are people who believe what happened was fine.

I, for one, can’t wait to see what happens in the next four years, as I predict businesses will begin to thrive again, the roots of homelessness will be addressed, and crime will decrease. There will also be an increase in funding for law enforcement. You see, some conservatives believe that looking out for each other and caring for our community is Marxism. It is actually the opposite.

Mayor-elect Redmon will work hard to bring Snohomish back to the way it used to be; welcome and safe for all. If that’s Marxism, call me Harpo.

Jillian Eriksson

Lake Stevens

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