Contact Us

Campaign headquarters:
16541 8th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Keith’s cell phone: 206 446 5491

Treasurer and donation mailing address:
P.O. Box 23026
Seattle, WA 98102

15 thoughts on “Contact Us

  1. I am excited to hear the announcement of your candidacy. While attending planning commission meetings, I have been struck by your judicious, fair and honest approach to government. In addition to the integrity you display, you run a tightly managed meeting. Reaching that balance between fairness for all and efficient acheivement of agenda demonstrates your competence. If you would like my volunteer services, I am happy to contribute my efforts to your campaign.

  2. It was nice to see you going door to door. I’m sorry I didn’t get to talk to you more. I have some great ideas on how to get funding for sidewalks, which is a high priority for me. I would also be willing to volunteer to make it happen.

    Another big issue for me is noise pollution. At the Aldercrest Annex, the former Mars Hill Church plays loud music twice a week, starting as early as 7:30am and going as late as 10pm. The police and city have refused to do anything about it, and the neighborhood is still disturbed. I wonder if you have a position on this.

    You should add more about you and your personal history on this website.

    Best,
    Sean

  3. My official duty is as a current Shoreline City Councilmember and you have permission to add that information alongside my name. In my opinion, it is a great loss to the council with the announcement from Chris Eggen that he will not seek re-election. Of the two candidates for this seat, you have shown that you have worked for the citizens of our community and that you are gaining respect amongst your peers on the Planning Commission as well as the community. I give you permission to add my name to the list of endorsements in hopes that it will help you win a seat on the council. I am honored to know that I will have another 4-year term, as I have no one running against me. You have conducted yourself honestly and with integrity which are qualities that are important to me and which Chris Eggen exhibited in the 8 years he was on the council.

  4. Hi Keith,
    I just received your flier the other day, thank you! I’d like to share one concern – it is expensive to live in Shoreline! I’ve lived in Shoreline for 15 years now, and I fear that we will lose residents due to the cost of living, utilities, property taxes, etc. I agree we need excellent infrastructure, but worry about the added costs of making sidewalks, etc. It is already nip and tuck for a lot of us homeowners now, and it would be sad to see Shoreline lose its families. Are there ways to pay for improvements that do not hurt families, senior citizens, and single adults who choose to live in Shoreline?

    • Hi Susan!

      Yes. We need to make sure that growth pays for growth–that as new construction takes place, the fees and taxes are sufficient to cover the infrastructure improvements we need as the city grows. I’m totally opposed to tax breaks for new development–except for very low income housing, which needs all the help it can get. That, combined with making sure Shoreline gets its fair share of state and federal money for infrastructure improvements, will help us keep the tax burden on individuals reasonable.

      Keith

  5. I have a problem with your ‘sidewalk plan’. In reality the city puts the sidewalks in on the shoulder where the cars used to park. The result is the cars park in the street and the remaining area for cars to drive is a one lane road. One day I measured the distance between the parked cars (after your sidewalks were added) with the aid of a DOT worker and the distance was fifteen feet (15′). Barely enough room to drive a firetruck through in an emergency and no longer a two lane road/street. This a blow to Safety and certainly what I’d call ‘bad design’. I worked for a private company in Facilities for fifteen years and I’ve never seen such ill regard or safety. Please reply.

    • Hi Warren! That is bad design. I’m not currently on the council (I’m running for an open seat), and I’m committed to roadway improvements in the future that make sense.

      I was a paramedic in Jersey City, New Jersey, and I’m very personally familiar with how difficult it can be to navigate streets that are too narrow in an emergency vehicle. I’m in favor of sidewalks on every arterial and on every non-arterial that can bear them because, properly designed, they make us safer. Most Shoreline roads can accommodate sidewalks, parking, and two lanes of safe travel within the City’s right of way. For those few sections of street that can’t – because of topography or structures–sidewalks should either only be on one side, parking should be prohibited (on one side or both), or we just shouldn’t construct sidewalks on that particular section of street.

  6. Keith nice to meet you this morning. One of the first words out of your mouth was about the trail from 145th to 205th. No question it is a wonderful place for hookers and drug dealers to ply their trade, Interesting on who is doing the construction project. Hey I was born and raised here, the Italian construction Companies meet every year Merlino, Scalzo, Fiorito, and say here is what I want, here is what you get. Great system, guaranteed cost overruns. Same thing never changes. I want people in this City that will lead and provide change. If we have surplus money quit spending it, hold on to it. We have trees that are breaking power lines, I am sick and tired of having no basic services like trimmed trees, as opposed to a mini park by the beach. I will vote for you as long as you do not follow the current crap I have seen for the last 25 years.

    Pat

    • Hi Pat,

      Focusing on basic services first is my priority. Keeping our transportation infrastructure in good shape, our parks clean, and neighborhoods safe has to happen before anything else.

      Keith

  7. Got your flyer at my door. It’s great that you’re endorsed by the Shoreline Firefighters and that you’re focused on infrastructure, but I’m willing to be taxed more if it will make our schools better. I would also trade off a focus on crime if it allowed us to give a higher percent of local taxes to our schools. Even in Shoreline, which has a reputation of good schools within King County, our elementary school teachers innovate with sticks and stones to make their classrooms operate. I don’t think we should be proud of “middle of the pack” ratings in regard to our school systems, when compared to other states across the country. Best of luck in your campaign.

    • Hi Tara!

      Thanks! I totally agree. Shoreline’s school district has independent taxing authority, which means those aren’t trade-offs we have to make: the District can increase taxes specifically for schools, and we know our money’s going to benefit only schools and not go for some other purpose. I also agree that there isn’t enough resources for any level of schooling in Shoreline, and am personally totally prepared as a voter and taxpayer to pay more to keep our schools great.

      Keith

  8. Just wanted to thank you for stopping by this weekend to introduce yourself and to ask if we had any thoughts or concerns we wanted to share. I appreciate your taking the time to personally canvass our neighborhood. It was the first time I became really aware of your candidacy, and you made a great first impression!

    Best,

    Walt Campbell

  9. Keith,
    Although the recent initiative has authorized sales of recreational marijuana in Washington, the Courts have ruled that local municipalities may choose not to permit the operation of such business within their boundaries. I am a voter and long-time resident of Shoreline, and a parent with a child the Shoreline School system. What is your position as to whether recreational marijuana shops should continue to operate in Shoreline?
    Peter

    • Hi Peter,

      Thanks for contacting me! I don’t view marijuana businesses as any different from other adults-only retail, like alcohol or cigarettes. The City restricts where those businesses can locate, and we should continue to do so – on Aurora and other other commercial centers, not in residential zones. The only difference for me with marijuana is that it’s airborne, and anyone breathing in the smoke can get the effects. We need to make sure that public smoking is banned and enforced.

      Keith

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