Letters to the Editor

Keeping the door open for growth on Mercer Island | Letter

Mercer Island is my home and its residents are my neighbors. I’m grateful that I can raise my children and build my business here surrounded… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Thank you, Mercer Island Art UnCorked | Letter

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Mercer Island Visual Arts League and Mercer Island Arts Council, the city of Mercer Island and… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Langley listens | Letter

Joy Langley possesses that special quality that will make her a terrific City Council member: she listens before supporting a position or making a decision.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Island needs Acker’s community leadership | Letter

In November, Mercer Island will face another City Council election. It is our hope that members of the community research the issues and evaluate each… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island | Letter

The following is an open letter in response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island’s Aug. 29 letter: Dear Mayor Bruce Bassett et al, If what… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

MICA would provide home for arts | Letter

My 13-year-old daughter will begin her seventh season dancing with Island Youth Ballet, an institution since 1984. Through ballet classes, she has developed body awareness,… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter

I was excited to read the letter in the Aug. 2 Reporter by Jessi Wasson, the development director of Youth Theatre Northwest, highlighting the July… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Joy Langley jumps in with both feet | Letter

Joy Langley will make an exceptional City Council member. I met her a few years ago, when she moved to Mercer Island. Like many of… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Joy Langley takes action | Letter

I’m writing in enthusiastic support of Joy Langley’s campaign for Mercer Island City Council. As a typical citizen, I realize how easy it is to… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2017

Vashon arts center built on private land — not parkland | Letter

In her “On Arts” column published in the Mercer Island Reporter last week (Aug. 23), Genevieve Morton stated that, in deciding to move to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Comments on Reporter contributors’ opinions | Letter

I have read with interest the three articles in the latest issue of the Reporter. I have comments on all three as follows: 1. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Residents should not pay price of cell tower impacts | Letter

We are writing about a decision that the Mercer Island City Council has made to contract with Crown/T Mobile to install 38 additional cell phone… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Langley has history of political involvement | Letter

With Mercer Island steeped in the diversity, tolerance and inclusion movement we have a unique opportunity this fall to continue that tradition. I’m not a… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Some cities buy new parkland; Mercer Island gives it away

While some cities are buying new parkland, our Mercer Island City Council members have pledged to give our precious public parkland away — to a… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Kudos to our Mercer Island City Council | Letter

At the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, our council members saved $45,000 for the city by wisely deciding not to approve the re-striping of 77th… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter

At the City Council meeting on Aug. 7, I read the following statement. It was signed by over 30 citizens of Mercer Island and included… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

MICA’s website statement in question | Letter

In the June 21 update on its website, Mercer Island Center for the Arts stated it is “committed to the enhancement and beauty of Mercerdale… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Community fund is cheering section for Island’s beloved institutions | Letter

On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth Theatre Northwest has served, I would like to thank The Mercer Island Community… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Wong strengthens Mercer Island community | Letter

I met Mr. Wong four years ago at the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market. He talked enthusiastically about the work he had done for the city… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2017

Where are we with raising a ‘village’? | Letter

I have boys — four to be exact. I have one biological and three who I was lucky enough to share when I married their… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017