Letters to the Editor

Values and rights | Letter

Like a pox, there is wanten residential development erupting all over the…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

 

Re: An open letter to Islanders on residential standards | Letter

Yes, the builders are gaming the system. And if the Council allows…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

 

Join the discussion on property taxes | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

 

Another MICA grab of public resources | Letter

In its recently submitted SEPA application, MICA’s latest parking plan envisions that…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Urge Legislature to take action on I-90 | Letter

On June 1, the center lanes on Interstate 90 will be closed…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Populism: What is it? | Letter

There’s progressive populism. Call it personal sovereignty. Moral virtue and power should…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

An open letter to Islanders on residential standards | Letter

On April 5, I attended the Mercer Island Planning Commission’s public hearing…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

MICA needs parking | Letter

My dog Annie walked me around Mercerdale Park yesterday and I specifically…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Thank you to Mercer Island Guild supporters | Letter

On behalf of the Seattle Children’s Guild of Mercer Island, I would…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Keep center lanes open for a trial period | Letter

The clock is ticking for the commuters, carpoolers, truckers and buses that…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

MICA opponents promoting false information | Letter

Some Islanders are wondering why the Mercer Island Center for the Arts…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

We deserve a place for the arts | Letter

Save our parks — what are we saving them for? More sports…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Council should hold meetings with stakeholders to address I-90 issues | Letter

This is my personal ask on behalf of the city of Mercer…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Thank you Weiker, Bassett, Sanderson | Letter

Thank you Councilmembers Wendy Weiker, Jeff Sanderson and Mayor Bruce Bassett for…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Loss of parkland now is a loss for future generations | Letter

I feel very deeply about saving Mercer Island parklands after remembering the…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

A random act of kindness at north-end QFC | Letter

I have lived on Mercer Island pretty much my whole life. I…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Anything in excess | Letter

There is exquisite pleasure in fixing your eyes on half-opened flowers and…

  • Mar 19th, 2017

‘Unconscious bias’ or ‘magical thinking’? | Letter

At the City Council meeting on March 6, Deputy Mayor Debbie Bertlin…

  • Mar 18th, 2017

What could Mercer Island do with $60,000? | Letter

At the March 6 City Council meeting, there was extensive discussion to…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Andrew Jackson vs. Donald Trump | Letter

A portrait of Andrew Jackson graces the wall of President Trump’s office.…

  • Mar 10th, 2017