Annexation controversy brewing in Snohomish County
Hundreds of Snohomish County residents have signed a petition to be annexed by the city of Mukilteo, but a firefighters union is fighting it.
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#1 Apr 5, 2009
I am concerned about several issues.
1st. The services for fire need to be kept in place from the Lake Serene Station with full staffing. Staffing of 5 per shift means there will be a need for jsut over 20 employees at that station. I have had them respond to my neighborhood and I don't wnat to compromise my families safety if the operations at this startion dwindle.
2nd The police department needs to realign there apporach on crime. Firstly, not admitting there is not gangs or drugs in their schools or community is outrageous. Open your eyes, the problen exist and it will only be addressed if you recognize it and take action. Kamiak High school is the largest high school in the county and until recently it is the only one without a school police officer on site.(two security guards with no arrest powers or guns during a school shooting are worthless).
Do you know where the kids are beign bused from to attend Kamiak. Well don't believe me so check it out for your self. Every who of Casino Road in Everett. Well that is one of the worst crime areas full of gangs and drugs and they are going to Kamiak. So how is it that there are gang or drug problems in Kamiak. A blind eye will make you sorry. Our kids are too important to expose them to this crap.
3rd Again the polcie department needs to step up to the plate. From the cheif downward they don't to police work. Sure any officer can take a theft report but ever thought about trying to catch a car thief? I trust the police department can handle calls for basic service. I have no doubt that the police department will screw it up if the crime is in progress. This is not based on one incident it is standard practice to stand down if the goin gets rough.
And if they plan on annexing along hwy 99 they best learn how to do police work. I don't fear not having enough cops I fear then doing anything about it. If you don't know how learn it but don't ignore the problems as if it doesn't exist.
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