I’ve been reading complaints about the city of Snohomish government lately. It seems that most of the letters to this paper are just negative hindsight from people with a blaming mentality. Sure, the cell phone tower episode and the parks initiative seem to be failures of the council and Ms. Guzak. But I’ve lived in this town long enough to benefit greatly from the dedication, sacrifice and intelligent judgment of our local government to have feeling of appreciation for the many wonderful positive changes in my community. One would have to be blind not to see what a marvelous community Snohomish has evolved into, due much to the competent, caring leadership of our elected officials. The “throw out the bums” mentality and the “government is the problem, not the solution” attitude is a threat to the future growth of our beloved community.
The local government has fully implemented the most modern transparency policies anywhere. And a list of many of the laudable accomplishments of the local government in the last year is available for anyone to read on the city’s website. Anyone who cares to appreciate the dedication and intelligent work of those we’ve elected and those who have sacrificed much of their personal lives to service of our city will easily see what we’re getting for our money.