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It should come as no surprise to most who read this column that I’m passionate about safe pedestrian access to and at Mukilteo’s waterfront area. It needlessly has been and continues to …

FAA should extend control tower hours

Many years ago as a young engineer, one of my positions was as a noise staff engineer for the local aircraft manufacturing company. When interviewing for the noise staff position I remember my …

As I write this edition of Reality Check I’m reminded of the sheer beauty of the Mukilteo waterfront and one of the reasons we moved here so many years ago. For me, mornings begin with a jog …

Mishaps on the way from Paine Field to Hawaii

Several months ago while planning a family trip to Kauai, my wife Dana and I had a choice of flying from Seattle direct to Kauai (LIH), or flying from Paine Field (Seattle Paine Field International …

The Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension (light rail to Lynnwood) is scheduled to open later this year yet there’s been no City Council discussion of how riders will get between the Mukilteo …

City should push WSDOT for waterfront improvements

This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. And in case you haven’t noticed, the combination of staff shortages, maintenance problems associated with …

This month marks 40 years for me in Mukilteo, a little over half in mid-Mukilteo and almost 20 years where we currently are in Old Town. When we (my wife Dana, son Zak, daughter Kate, and me) …

Radar speed signs can help with traffic issues | Reality Check

In this edition of Reality Check we’ll delve into the City’s proposed automated traffic safety cameras (RCW 46.63.170) on SR-525 southbound near Fourth Street (Rosehill Community Center/public …

In this Reality Check Update, I’ll have some quick updates followed by a list of issues impacting the Old Town/waterfront area that the City has been delinquent in adequately addressing. The SR …

Early November marks two significant events that will have a direct impact on the near-term and long-term success of Mukilteo’s waterfront. First, on Nov. 1, the Rosehill Community Center will …

This edition of Reality Check Update comes with a thank you, a questionable look at longer park hours at Edgewater Beach, some troublesome political “speak” from Mukilteo officials, and a …

Sometimes a series of events occur that just scream for a Mukilteo politics Reality Check sidebar to understand what really just happened. The plight of the Hawthorne Hall gym being opened to the …

As the busy season winds down in Mukilteo’s waterfront area, in this edition of Reality Check update we’ll discuss some of the problems experienced this summer with the hope that there will be …

Traffic congestion in Mukilteo's waterfront area has been a persistent issue, especially during the busy summer months. Unfortunately, this problem has been largely overlooked for years, and its …

After almost 40 years in Mukilteo, I now believe Mukilteo elected officials’ plan for the Mukilteo Old Town waterfront area is to make it a nice place to visit but not to live. While writing the …

General fund options for the City to consider

The City’s general fund is an unrestricted fund that is the recipient of various tax dollars and is used to pay for various city projects, maintenance and operations. The City also has several …

Updates on Lighthouse Park, waterfront | Reality Check

It’s already July and there are lots of Reality Check Updates for Mukilteo’s Old Town/waterfront area so let’s get started. If you’ve walked along the waterfront between Park Street and …

Health, safety, and quality of life issues in Mukilteo’s waterfront area have been on my mind recently. This coming December, I will have lived in Mukilteo for 40 years. We’ve lived in …

The last Reality Check discussed the loud vehicle problem that’s reached an intolerable level for many of us who live in Old Town near the waterfront. This Reality Check Update expands on recent …

If you’ve visited Lighthouse Park or the waterfront area on a sunny afternoon you may have heard the loud offensive noise from vehicles with modified muffler systems. If you’ve been near the …

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