City Council agreed to a full-time policy analyst | Letter
The following response from Council President Randy Lord was received after Beacon deadline last week. He has given his permission to run it as a letter to the editor.-Ed.
I believe Sen. Marko Liias is qualified for the job.
However, I am concerned about the conflict of interest, real or perceived, that we will have by having our state senator on our payroll. Will his ability to represent our city be hindered by this affiliation?
Combine that with his time away from Mukilteo while serving on the senate, we will not be receiving the services of a full-time analyst, that the council agreed to when the position was described by the mayor.
As much as I value his prior experience and potential contributions, if I were in that position, I would not have risked losing the public trust by appointing him to that position.
Mukilteo City Councilmember