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Snohomish County City of Mukilteo Council Position 6

The City Council is the legislative body for the City. The Council adopts local laws (ordinances) to secure the safety and assist the well-being of the city residents, the city's physical environment and amenities, and the city economy. The Council is responsible for approving financial expenditures and adopting the city budget as well as establishing policies and regulations in order to guide the city's future. The elected mayor serves as chief administrative officer for the city.

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    Elisabeth L. Crawford

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    Peter Zieve

Biographical Information

What experiences have you had that qualify you for this position?

How would you describe your vision for your city?

What are the obstacles in the path of achieving your vision?

What do you think is your city/town’s role in dealing with issues surrounding the environment?

What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastructure?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

How would you propose the council communicate with the citizens of your city or town?

Phone (425) 502-2355
Town where you live Mukilteo
Experience (300 characters max) I am currently serving a three year term on the Mukilteo Parks and Arts commission. I have an education in Public Health with experience in public and private sector. I am currently employed by The Boeing Company as a Health and Safety Specialist. Earlier I was with the Snohomish Health District.
Currently I serve on the Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission, a group that advices and makes recommendations to the City Council on the management, control, improvement, beautification and planning of all city parks and of all play and recreational grounds and facilities. This experience has allowed me to meet active community leaders and connect with local government officials. My background is in Public Health, and I have experience in the public and private sector. I currently work for the Boeing Company where I make sure that employees are working within safe work practices to avoid any injuries or accidents. Previously I was with the Snohomish Health District, where I promoted and established countywide food safety practices that keep the food you eat at restaurants safe.

I plan to bring my scientific background and private sector experience to Mukilteo, in form of fact based decision-making and problem solving.
My vision is for Mukilteo to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all. Where the well being of residents is the focus of the work of local government. As a council member I will bring a collaborative attitude to work with city council peers, city staff and our mayor.

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The biggest obstacle is local government stakeholders loosing sight of their role’s overall goal, wellbeing of the city’s residents. To achieve my vision I will encourage the city council, city staff and mayor to present a united front that work toward the well being of all of our residents as differences amongst each other will only impede the progress of the city and therefore the well being of residents.
The city of Mukilteo and its community have led stewardship of the Japanese Gulch Conservation Area. In 2016 the Japanese Gulch Master Plan was adopted and its implementation to preserve and protect the environment is currently underway. An example of how these efforts will help our environment for generations to come is the Gulch daylight effort. Daylighting the creek that runs through the Gulch will help local fish habitats for many years to come. As a council member I will support these efforts and continue to explore ways our city can care for the environment.
During my campaign I have been meeting and listening to resident concerns which have solidified my perception of our city’s infrastructure issues. Traffic, parking, and sidewalks are the top issues.

As a council member I will work to come up with realistic solutions that will provide our community with the infrastructure it needs. Through collaboration with all stakeholders, respectfully listening and developing innovative solutions we can find a way to solve these issues.

Visit my website for further details on our current city issues.
With the growing number of homelessness in our county one way that the city can respond to the issue is exploring affordable housing options and working with our neighboring cities and local non profits to look for and fund solutions such as increased social work programs and mental health services.
Immigration issues are dealt with on a Federal level. While on a local level we can be a peaceful, inclusive and welcoming Mukilteo that accepts everyone.
I propose that council members be more active in the community beyond the council. By participating in community events and groups, council members can be perceived as community members themselves and not just local politicians. Making it much easier to establish a rapport with community members, which leads to more direct communication with the community.

Another proposal would be to enhance community outreach through use of social media. Using social media to promote city council meetings and other business can facilitate engagement with a wider range of community members in abidance with City’s social media policy. Which can lead to an increase in community attendance and participation in city council meetings, allowing direct stream of communication.
Phone (425) 293-4203
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Town where you live Mukilteo
Experience (300 characters max) I have been the elected PCO for Mukilteo Precinct 13 for seven years. I have started up and ran a variety of companies. I currently run Electroimpact which has over six hundred employees. We have tremendous employee satisfaction with very low employee turnover.
I’ve have run a variety of businesses for the last forty years. I currently own and run Electroimpact where I supervise six hundred employees and I balance the budget year after year. I am well qualified. On my website you can see the six original employees of Electroimpact. Only one of those six has left to pursue other opportunities. I have played a major role in bringing the YMCA skate park and now the new Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club to Mukilteo. My personal contribution of $200,000 got the fundraising for the new club started. In addition my company has donated the use of a $1M parking lot to the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club. The Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club has an open door to all youth. I have also created a Youth Technology Workshop inside the walls of Electroimpact. This is where kids can learn about CAD, robotics and 3D printing. We advertised in the Beacon and the Beacon has written two favorable articles. I hope you can visit and learn more.
I am running on four positions. Please go to my website to get detailed information on each of these positions. Protect mayor-council governance. Keep government efficient. Strong civic engagement. Keep Mukilteo beautiful – no upzoning.
It takes four votes on the council to pass a resolution. I think my perspective will gain additional support as time goes on so a little patience is necessary. I have lots of patience.
I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from MIT. You can see pictures of all four of my college degrees at I started up and ran an environmental company (EFB Inc) for six years. I have intimate knowledge of most of the environmental regulations. We need to insure that the city complies with all of the environmental regulations.
Our road, water, energy supply and sewerage are in good shape. We simply need to maintain the very good infrastructure that we have. Currently the city is completing several projects such the Russell Road upgrade. Also the Harbour Reach extension will be built next year which is good news. Harbour Reach extension was delayed by an appeal but that is resolved now so the project can move ahead.
Currently we don’t have a problem with vagrancy or homelessness in Mukilteo. I have walked around all the areas this might occur and I didn’t find any. I didn't find any tent camps and I was very thankful for that. This is not an issue for Mukilteo.
We don’t have any illegal immigration in Mukilteo so this is not an issue here. As far as legal immigration, this is not a problem here. They blend will into the community and you can see them participating in the schools and local civic events.
The Mukilteo Beacon is doing an excellent job of communicating the thoughts of Council members to the public. I don’t believe there is an issue with lack of communication with the Council.