No new taxes!
Out of 285 cities in Washington Mukilteo is tied at #2 in highest sales tax at 10.3%. On June 12 the council voted to put an additional increase of 0.1% on the ballot. The council intends to add $20 to the car tabs and raise the property taxes. These increases need to be rolled back and the city needs to learn to live within its means.
Re-orient Mukilteo to be child, family and resident focused
The city has invested $18M in Rosehill Community Center (20 year bond at $900K per year) and $7M in a new city hall. Neither of these expensive projects serve our families. We have no playgrounds south of 92nd street. No ball fields. And the new Boys and Girls Club is delayed again despite a $200,000 contribution by Peter Zieve. The incumbent for Position 2, my opponent, is a bachelor no children and therefore less sensitive to these issues.
Eliminate building permit requirements to improve or maintain a privately-owned home
Trust the homeowner to properly maintain their own home. Roll this back to whatever is required by L&I.
Strengthen Public Safety in response to transient and criminal populations moving into Mukilteo
Mukilteo is a partner in an organized, county-wide plan to aid genuine homeless people and restore them to self-reliance. However, the chaos, intimidation, drug use and crime caused by those exploiting these services require legal force to stop their actions and deter their presence in Mukilteo. A drive down Smith Ave in Everett will inform you of how serious and pressing this problem is. As a member of the council I will promote additional specific laws to protect the safety of our residents and neighborhoods. This is an immediate priority.