Last November, the residents of Clyde Hill took a stand against the City Council by saying “No!” to their power grab and voting to keep their elected Mayor. The time has come for residents to hold to their values of self-governance and run for Mayor.
Mayor Marianne Klaas has said she will not be running for another term. As part of her decision, she said, “I do not wish to endure [the council’s] personal and professional attacks for another term.” A City Council, consisting only of men until the recent appointment, made it their mission to attack the mayor repeatedly.
So far, the only known candidate for mayor is Councilmember Steve Friedman. He should not go unchallenged. Friedman has repeatedly attacked the mayor. Once asking her to resign and at another time pushing a vote of no confidence.
Friedman also tried to take away your right to vote for your mayor by advocating for Prop 1, failed to balance the city budget, and tried to limit the flying of the American flag.
Friedman’s tenure as a councilmember is marred by controversy. His abrasive style will likely negatively impact staff if he were given direct management of them as mayor.
Clyde Hill residents deserve to have a choice for mayor. Perhaps that choice should be you. The time to file for office begins May 15 and closes on May 19.
Clyde Hill is full of exceptionally well-qualified individuals who would make an excellent mayor. The job is not easy, but it is rewarding. You would be an integral part of keeping our city the wonderful place it is.
If you want to serve the community, let’s chat. The Clyde Hill Coalition comprises men and women who have lived here for a very long time, and we’re ready to help. Email us at [email protected]
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