As an Everett homeowner and Ward 4 resident, I write to express my concern regarding our City Councilor Jimmy Tri Le. He is unable to attend council meetings due to allegations of sexual assault against a colleague. What is troubling is the apparent acceptance of these allegations by some of his fellow council members. This raises questions about their ethical standards and honor in public service.
Adding to the dismay, Mr. Le has admitted to the facts of the crime, yet he continues to canvass our neighborhood and seek re-election. This despite a guaranteed “stay away” order that has kept him out of the council and will continue if he to win! I am compelled to discuss with my neighbors why he cannot perform his duties. Does he have no shame?
In light of these concerns, I encourage my Ward 4 neighbors to consider supporting an alternative candidate, Holly Garcia, who exemplifies the qualities we expect in our public officials: integrity, transparency, and responsible leadership.
Timothy J. Boots
US Army (retired)