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As we are all faced with challenges in our economies, both nationally and locally, we think now more than ever it’s important to consider the type of leadership that we elect into office.
Ken Klein comes from a pioneer family who settled in Arlington and the surrounding area as dairy farmers in the late 1800’s. Ken spent all his life here as have his parents, well-known figures at Safeway and the Arlington School District. Upon graduation from high school, Ken went on to WWU and received his degree in Business/Finance and is employed as a manager at a large food service company.
A turn of fate made us residents of Marysville and not Arlington. The annexation in 1997 eliminated our neighborhood from the approved boundary.
Occasionally, a candidate for political office appears among us offering the needed credentials for a particular elected position. Such a candidate is Barbara Tolbert. Her seeking of the office of mayor of Arlington offers our community a candidate with the potential to continue the wonderful legacy of Margaret Larsen and move it forward into the future.
One event is certain … Change … nothing ever stays the same and Arlington is no exception. The right person to pilot and manage the change is crucial to the success and livability of our community. Right now, before the citizens of Arlington is the wonderful opportunity to elect Debora Nelson as their next mayor.
I recently read some survey results provided by the Snohomish Health District about the health habits of sixth, eighth, tenth, and 12th-grade students in Snohomish County. Use of alcohol and marijuana is still very prevalent; bullying is definitely an issue for our youth and statistically one-fifth of tenth graders reported they considered suicide in the past year.
I get a sinking feeling every time I hear an emergency vehicle come close to my home. One of my neighbors is in trouble. On a day when Medic One stopped at the house right next door, the sinking feeling intensified. Who needs help? Did the emergency vehicle get there in time to save a life?
You will be receiving a ballot asking you to decide on continuing the EMS levy (Proposition 1). Your Arlington firefighters are asking you to vote yes on Proposition 1.
The biggest misconception my husband and I had about levies is that they just keep piling on top of each other. It wasn’t until I actually volunteered for one that I found out that they have expiration dates. Come to find out that all levies are approved by the voters only for a certain timeline. Then when the timeline is about to expire, the levy committee starts to campaign for it to be renewed.
Thank you very much for all the great work that the EMS men and women do for our community, and what they have done for myself and my parents.
I have been a patron and a supporter of the Helping Hands Thrift Store for many years. I can’t tell you how this store has saved me.
The Board of Directors of the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce has voted to endorse the Arlington EMS Levy on the April 26 ballot.
Helping Hands is a vital service both to the working class citizens of Arlington, and to the various service organizations to which it donates 100 percent of its proceeds. Last year, Cocoon House and the Boys & Girls Club were just a few of those organizations.
As a resident of the city of Arlington, I take great comfort in the emergency medical services provided by our Fire Department EMTs and Paramedics. I've seen first hand the life-saving aspect of this service when a loved one experienced a medical emergency.
There are a number of things that contribute to the high quality of life the residents of our community enjoy. One of those is a comprehensive local healthcare system. Our community is fortunate of have high quality and dedicated doctors, a local hospital with new facilities and state of the art equipment, long term care facilities and a highly trained emergency medical service.
Please consider joining me in support of the EMS Levy – Proposition 1. We are so fortunate to have such high caliber and highly trained EMS personnel. The EMS Levy will ensure continued excellent response and service to the city of Arlington and surrounding communities. Our citizens deserve this continued level of quality care.
I am writing to encourage the residents of Arlington, Oso and Darrington to join me in voting yes for EMS Proposition 1. This is not a new tax; it is a replacement for the expiring levy.
As the Medical Services Administrator for the city of Arlington Fire Department, I would like to remind our community that an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Levy, Proposition 1, is on the General Election Ballot. This is not a new tax; it is a replacement for the expiring levy.
I encourage you to vote Yes for Proposition 1. Approving Proposition 1 will sustain the current Medic One program in Arlington, Silvana, Oso and Darrington. It will also establish a permanent Emergency Medical Service levy not to exceed 50 cents per $,1000 of assessed value to fund 24-hour EMS ser
Very soon the citizens of Arlington will have an opportunity to ensure high level EMS services for years to come. The EMS levy will allow the Arlington Fire Department to continue to deliver highly trained and properly equipped emergency medical personnel literally to the doorsteps of those experiencing acute illness or injury.