Letters to the Editor

Thank you to the IHS music groups performance in New York | Letter

Two superb ensembles from Ingelmoor High School – the string orchestra and wind ensemble – made special appearances with Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), performing as part of the concerts Grant Us Peace at Carnegie Hall on April 12, and Ring of Fire at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on April 13.

  • Apr 20, 2015

Wayne Golf Course is 18-hole diamond in the rough | Letter

A KING 5 television investigation in the last couple of days, talked about the beautiful golf course, and conflicts of interest in the city council. The Bothell Reporter has also produced excellent articles on this dilemma.

  • Apr 17, 2015

Bothell mayor previously violated Bothell municipal code in 2014 | Letter

On February 11, 2014, the Bothell City Council held a study session for AB #14-24, the appointment of the Salary Commission.

  • Apr 13, 2015

Bothell mayor’s legacy: I came, I saw and I paved it over | Letter

I saw a letter in the Bothell Reporter the other day that stated that Bothell is a better place with Freed as mayor. This one positive letter was surrounded by negative letters from every side concerning the mayor. And when the letter stated that the mayor understands the private sector, it became apparent that there are two very different meanings to the term "private sector."

  • Apr 8, 2015

Mayor needs to ask for mulligan with developments | Letter

The mayor in his letter admitting that he was involved in purchasing the back-nine of the Wayne Golf Course, stated that he was just one "partner" in the sale.

  • Apr 6, 2015

WSDOT says drivers to benefit from I-405 tolls | Letter

Craig Stone, the Washington State Toll Division Director seems to have a very “optimistic” assessment of the benefits from tolls.

  • Apr 3, 2015

Mystery company signed to purchase golf course could be Toll Brothers | Letter

In the mystery surrounding the Bothell mayor’s role in the purchase of the Wayne Golf Course back-nine, there is a rumor that the corporation that the mayor declines to mention is Toll Brothers.

  • Apr 2, 2015

School crosswalk not flagged in Kenmore | Letter

This is regarding the crosswalks on Northeast 141st.

  • Apr 1, 2015

All decisions by Bothell City Council are now suspect | Letter

Ever since it was revealed that the [Bothell] Mayor [Joshua Freed], and [Councilman] Mark Lamb, and some of their cronies, had secretly purchased the rights to buy and develop the back-nine of the Wayne Golf Course, it appears that all decisions by the City Council are suspect. The lack of openness and transparency is apparent to the other council members and to the public in general.

  • Mar 30, 2015

Most significant development in the past two decades for Bothell | Letter

The Bothell City Council recently voted 5-1 to sell a surplus, contaminated property to Regency Centers. This may be the most significant development in our city in the past 20 years.

  • Mar 27, 2015

Bothell is a better place with Freed as mayor | Letter

Mayor Joshua Freed has been a key leader in the revitalization for the city of Bothell. Under his leadership, McMenamins is finally opening on Oct. 15 which will preserve the historic Anderson School, re-open the Northshore pool and give Bothell its first movie theater in decades.

  • Mar 27, 2015

Investigation of Lamb, Freed should be independent | Letter

I appreciate the March 18 Bothell Reporter account of the pending Bothell city investigation into the mayor’s potential conflicts of interest.

  • Mar 23, 2015

Time for Freed and Lamb to step aside | Letter

I read with great interest your article titled "Bothell mayor triggers conflict of interest investigation" from the March 20 edition.

  • Mar 23, 2015

Council members should not use inside information for personal gain | Letter

I do not begrudge anyone living in Bothell the right to make a living at his or her profession, provided that the business dealings are legal. However, when a businessperson is also a member of the City Council, that person must give first priority to his fiduciary responsibilities to the city he serves.

  • Mar 23, 2015

Bothell High School, NSD needs a better recycling program | Letter

Bothell High School has a huge problem and we need to fix it. Survey’s have shown that, “School waste is up to 80 percent recyclable.” If you think about all the schools in the world that don’t recycle that is a lot of biodegradable material being hauled into landfills. Although we are just one school, we do contribute to this problem.

  • Mar 20, 2015

Investigation of council, mayor can’t come soon enough | Letter

The possible sale of the back-nine of the Wayne Golf Course has been in the news for the last 3-6 months. The Bothell Planning Commission and the Bothell City Council have had "standing-room-only" meetings in recent weeks. When our own mayor admitted that he had an interest in developing the back-nine of the Wayne Golf Course, the requests for a full independent investigation was voiced by many citizens and council members alike.

  • Mar 20, 2015

Thank you to the Bothell City Council for new developments | Letter

Recently, the Bothell City Council voted to sell surplus land to create yet another great development in our downtown, this time the anchor tenant will be a specialty grocer that citizens have been demanding for years.

  • Mar 19, 2015

Mayor Freed did not disclose his financial interest in Wayne Golf Course | Letter

To Bothell Mayor Joshua Freed - I am so disappointed to hear that you have "financial interest" meaning purchase of the Back 9 of the Wayne Golf Course and that you did not tell the other Council members when they repeatedly asked who might have made an offer.

  • Mar 9, 2015

Pedestrian safety is an important issue | Letter

My wife and I have lived in Kenmore since 1996. On numerous occasions we have tried to impress Kenmore City Hall with our concerns regarding the safety issues along 64th Avenue Northeast, especially between Northeast 184th Street and Northeast 187th Street.

  • Feb 23, 2015

Speak out on boundary changes | Letter

What makes a community a community? What gives it heart, a pulse, movement? It is the people who are connected, invested and involved that make it something special and meaningful. Bothell is currently being torn apart by the boundary changes proposed by the EDFT (Enrollment Demographics Task Force) by the Norhshore School District.

  • Feb 12, 2015