Thoughts on Wojcik

Planning Commissioner Joyce Wojcik is pushing a change in the law that would let the city of Bothell fine residents up to $250 a day for code violations just by issuing a ticket (grass too long, house not freshly painted, etc.). But as a candidate for City Council, Joyce Wojcik isn’t following the Bothell code she wants to punish others for breaking. She is illegally nailing her signs to safety rails and stacking them with huge six-foot stakes. At least 40 of her yellow-and-black campaign signs have been placed in violation of Bothell’s code across the city and have had to be removed by city staff (at taxpayer expense). Under her own proposal, she would be fined $10,000 a day! Now Joyce Wojcik is under investigation by the state for using city property to promote her campaign. Wojcik should start by following the rules herself before she changes our laws to punish others.

Stacey Pistole, Bothell

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