I’m distressed and disturbed by the comments of Snohomish Mayor John Kartak quoted in a recent story (“Hundreds tune in to ‘First Street’ film on racism in Snohomish,” The Herald, Oct. 15). To be unaware of a well-publicized documentary presentation happening in his city about the horrific events of May, 2020, suggests an elected official who is sadly out of touch with his constituents.
If the mayor was aware of the event and chose to deny any knowledge, what does that tell us about his character? Is he oblivious or is he disingenuous? Either way, the story as reported suggests a person not worthy or capable of serving in public office.