Government has a fundamental responsibility to be effective stewards of the taxpayers’ money. Each dollar that comes in is hard-earned and must be used to run the government. But more importantly, to also serve the needs of those that government serves.
The city must do everything it can to protect you and your family from acts of crime, health crises, fire, catastrophic events… around the clock and around the city.
Snohomish County is expected to add an additional 308,000 people by 2044. Edmonds has one of the most unique characteristics in the country. Creating a common vision for the future is critical for us to retain the things we love, the ability to face the challenges we want to address, and identify the things we would like to see become a part of our community fabric.
We each chose Edmonds as our home. Even if our weeks are filled with work or play outside our city limits, Edmonds is where we start and end each day. It is the community and the sense of community that we share with our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Edmonds touches us, and we want to protect, nurture, and enrich it for the future.
Trust must be earned. It is the foundation upon which all government institutions and actions rest. Trust in government by the community is the only thing that allows government to work.
Please help however you can, and let’s work together to protect this precious place we call home.
Thank you for your support.
– MIKE ROSEN