Letters: Responses

Dec 26, 2018

More waterfront parking talk


Editor’s Note: The following Letter is in response to Christine Amad Schmalz’s Dec. 12 Letter, “Thumbs up for Our View column” where she gave three ideas that her husband, Mukilteo City Council President Steve Schmalz, came up with for helping with the parking problem at the waterfront.


So our City Council president wants to use Lighthouse Park for commuter parking. Sure, let’s give away Mukilteo’s most prized possession to Whidbey Island commuters that don’t want to pay to transport their cars.

Seriously? Councilperson Schmalz, if there is a worse idea floating around, I have yet to hear it.


Tom Harmon



Response to past letter


Last week, a letter in the Mukilteo Beacon stated: “Mukilteo’s crime rate is horrific and nationally renowned.” This statement is misleading and incorrect.

Our city has historically maintained one of the lowest violent crime rates in the county and the state. The overall crime statistics for major felonies is also one of the lowest for cities of comparable size in the region.

This year we received an award for being ranked among the “Top 20 Safest Cities in Washington for 2018” from SafeWise. For more details on actual crime statistics I encourage the public to view our agency crime statistics at the Washington Association of Police and Sheriffs website www.waspc.org.

I’m proud to represent the men and women of the Mukilteo Police Department who are dedicated to our mission of providing professional police services for and with our community. Our success is truly dependent on the trust and partnership we have with our community. I thank you all for your support of our team.


Cheol Kang

Police Chief

Mukilteo Police Department



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