After posting on Tuesday about the correct pronunciation of “Mountlake Terrace” a MLTnews.com reader pointed me to a Seattle Times article from 1994 about an official city resolution on the issue. Check out the article and thanks to MLT City Clerk/Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen for digging up the original resolution for me.
A RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT THE NAME OF THE CITY OF MOUNTLAKE TERRACE SHALL BE PRONOUNCED CORRECTLY AND SHALL BE SPELLED OUT CORRECTLY IN ITS ENTIRETY BY ALL OF ITS ELECTED OFFICIAL SNAD ITS EMPLOYEES
WHEREAS, the residents and the business people of the City of Mountlake Terrace are justifiably proud of its name, which was originally derived from the joint view of Mount Raineier and Lake Washington from its highest point on a clear day, and the misuse of its name shall not be tolerated; and
WHEREAS, the City of Mountlake Terrace wishes to enhance its name to its proper place throughout the county of Snohimish and State of Washington;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY OF MOUNTLAKE TERRACE:
Seciton 1. That its residents recognize the need to pronounce and spell the name of its Cty correctly at all times.
Section 2. That this resolution be made a permanent part of the minutes of the City Council.
PASSED by the City Council of the City of Mountlake Terrace this 18th day of April, 1994, and signed in authentication of its passage this 18th day of April, 1994.
Signed by Mayor Roger J. Bergh.