Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

As Everett’s first person of color to serve as Personnel Director for current Mayor DeMaria, former Mayor Hanlon, and former Mayor Ragucci between 2005 and 2009, I applaud the 3/25/21 Leader Herald’s Editorial promoting racial diversity in the Everett workforce. During this post-George Floyd racial reckoning era, it is important to highlight the need for more racial diversity. That stated I disagree with the editorial’s premise that “ Everett must integrate its workforce” (which the editorial mischaracterizes as “nearly all-white”) and that there are “ pretend efforts to bring diversity into City government.” Everett’s workforce is already integrated and it’s on a trajectory for an even more diverse and inclusive workforce than currently exists.\

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Publius,

Re: People getting out a notebook and keeping track of how a Councilor voted on an issue.

They shouldn’t have to.

The Open Meeting Law requires that that information be kept as part of the minutes.

I have an Open Meeting Complaint on this in the process now.

The minutes are also supposed to contain who attended the meeting and a summary of what the discussion was on each agenda item, as well as the outcome.

I got a tepid response to my public records request.

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

“Can’t Do That”.

I am writing to try to help our “Younger Generation” to understand “The Elderly.” Soon it will be a year since this deadly virus ravaged our lives. My wife and I were regularly going to the Com- munity Center gym. NOW, “Can’t Do That” – A visit to the Casino – NOW, “Can’t DoThat”-Go see a movie at the Revere cinema – NOW, “Can’t Do That” – To dinner with friends – NOW -”Can’t Do That” – Hug your kids/ grandkids – NOW -”Can’t Do That”…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Somehow everyone receiving an abatement has discovered to their great concern it was not subtracted from the total tax amount due. Tax bills showed the abatement amount, but the abatement was not subtracted from the total. I called city hall for an elderly resident who was in shock when she opened her tax bill. The woman who answered the phone was aware of the problem.

That’s encouraging.

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