The way its supposed to work
The past few weeks of city meetings have been a solid example of how the public process is supposed to work, and how Mukilteo citizens can have a direct and positive impact on important decisions affecting their lives when it does.
It started last August when the City Council unanimously approved a staff recommendation to ban scuba diving at Lighthouse Park.
We dont fault their reasoning at the time the information they had was the Washington Cities Insurance Authoritys opinion that allowing scuba diving could put the city at financial risk should a diver be injured in our waters.
When word got out among the dive community around February that one of their top diving spots was now off limits, divers from as far away as Tacoma and Vancouver flooded council chambers, filling up the seats, lining the walls and spilling out into the hallway.