Letters to the Editor

Historical exhibit at Mercer Island Library | Letter

Who founded the Committee to Save the Earth (CSE) in 1969, and what is he/she doing now to save the Earth? How much money did… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

MICA in Mercerdale Park (Part 2) | Letter

Size: With the Central Business District already becoming overwhelmed with large, generic mixed-use developments, the proposed Mercer Island Center for the Arts would impose a… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

A Town Center owner speaks out about Hines property | Letter

The King family would like to set the record straight now and for the future. The property Tom Acker continues to refer to as the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Do Acker, Langley qualify as contrarians? | Letter

Mercer Island’s mayors have signaled that Joy Langley will be the best candidate for Mercer Island. Not knowing either Joy Langley nor Tom Acker, I… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Langley will bring collaborative style | Letters

Langley will bring collaborative style The advantages that Joy Langley will bring to our City Council come from her solid government experience and collaborative style.… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Acker represents diversity, tolerance and inclusion | Letters

Acker represents diversity, tolerance and inclusion Many of us know Tom Acker for his reputation as a tireless advocate for Mercer Island residents on issues… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

MICA in Mercerdale Park (Part 1) | Letter

My wife and I have been following arguments for and against the MICA proposal to build a performing arts center in Mercerdale Park for some… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2017

Planning Commission is responsible for protecting parkland | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Planning Commission regarding the up-zoning of Mercerdale Park. As a two-year resident of Mercer Island, I have… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Islanders write about YTN, MICA | Letters

MICA will keep YTN alive “The world is a complicated place, and there’s a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Wong’s civil discourse is shining example of public service | Letter

I am grateful that we have several committed Islanders running for City Council, giving us the opportunity to weigh diverse viewpoints and better understand the… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Coen trusts voters to make informed decisions | Letter

When people and leaders follow the rules and do the right thing to settle an issue, there is rarely unhappiness and bitterness. The rules, spoken… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Langley gets things done | Letters

Langley gets things done Joy Langley knows it takes more than slogans to solve our problems. Her professional history, from academics at Ithaca College and… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Acker is positive, informed, committed | Letters

Acker is positive, informed, committed Tom Acker has a passion for the city of Mercer Island. He cares deeply for this city, its residents and… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

City needs analytical thinker like Wong | Letters

City needs analytical thinker like Wong If ever there was a time when Mercer Island needed an experienced, calm, analytical thinker to help figure out… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Coen will actively manage city issues | Letters

Coen will actively manage city issues We need a change on the council, which is precisely why I decided to run against Benson Wong in… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Islanders endorse Joy Langley for city council | Letters

Joy Langley has long history of public service My experience as Mercer Island School Board president taught me how valuable community engagement is to our… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Islanders endorse Tom Acker for city council | Letters

Tom Acker: Acting on behalf of Islanders We need Tom Acker serving us on City Council. As a Mercer Island homeowner with three kids attending… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Islanders endorse Mark Coen for city council | Letters

Coen is a local leader for all Islanders Mark Coen and his family have made Mercer Island their home for over 17 years and are… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Islanders endorse Benson Wong for city council | Letters

Benson Wong listens I first met Benson Wong through his work helping to start the Washington Public Affairs Network, aka TVW. He was presented with… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

MIEA endorses school board candidates | Letter

Over the summer, teachers and support staff from the Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA), met with individuals running for the school board. We had the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017