Dear local businesses,
A letter from Prop. 1 opponents smearing the name of some of our local businesses was recently published on MLTnews.com. We wanted to let you know that this view is not shared by a majority of Mountlake Terrace residents. We love our local businesses, big ones, small ones, all of them, and we value your participation in our community.
One business that was criticized was Premera Blue Cross. With around 3,000 employees in MLT, Premera is the largest employer in the city, providing jobs to many Mountlake Terrace residents. In the past Premera has donated to our National Night Out, where residents interact with and get to know our first responders. They’ve also donated to the Farmer’s Market and have been involved in the Tour de Terrace festival we have each year. Premera has years of dedicated service and generous donations to the health and wellness of Mountlake Terrace citizens, youth and families. Other financial contributions include Youth Recreation Scholarships, concert in the park sponsorship, and supporting the city’s 50th birthday celebration.
Waste Management was another company that was criticized. While they aren’t located in Mountlake Terrace they provide hundreds if not thousands of jobs for people in the region. Waste Management donates volunteers for cleanup after events in our city like Tour de Terrace, National Night Out and provides the free Earth Day E-Waste recycling program coming up on Saturday.
Both these companies have great community outreach programs and are great models of how local businesses can partner with residents and City government to improve our community. They also both see that Proposition 1 is good for the community and good for businesses and have contributed to the campaign to help spread the word.
So from the Yes for MLT campaign and Mountlake Terrace residents, thank you. Thank you to Premera, Waste Management, Double DD Meats, Red Onion, Roger’s Market, Ace Hardware, Northern Lights, and all the other great local businesses who contribute to this great community.
The Yes for MLT Citizen’s Campaign