Letters to the Editor

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

Supporters say council candidate Acker advocates for Islanders | Letters

Acker has passion for fairness, transparency I had the opportunity to get to know Tom Acker as a fellow PTA Board member last year. Tom… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Supporters want to add Joy to Mercer Island City Council | Letters

Langley has power of positivism I encourage you to support Joy Langley in her bid for City Council membership. Having worked alongside her on the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Coen is a problem solver | Letter

I was able to attend the candidates forum at the Beach Club Thursday night. At the meeting, it was apparent that present Councilmember Benson Wong… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Hats off to Parks and Recreation | Letter

Hats off to the Mercer Island Parks Department for the great job they have done on improving Luther Burbank Park. Thehanging flower pots on the… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Is Mercerdale’s lawn the answer to MICA’s parking problem? | Letter

While attending the recent “Save Mercerdale Park” event, a Joni Mitchell song could be heard. The words, “They paved paradise and put up a parking… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

MICA is only solution to keep YTN on Island | Letter

I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Dickey’s letter entitled “win-win-win for arts, school district, park.” Sadly, the Mercer Island High School Performing… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

City moves ahead with potential destruction of Mercerdale Park | Letter

The city of Mercer Island issued its decision on the MICA’s State Environmental Protection Act application on Sept. 11. The MICA project now has moved… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017