Has never offered a balanced budget in the 7 years he's been in office. Instead he is spending the safety cushion created by the previous administration.
Has proposed tax increases in every budget since he's been in office.
Has incurred a $13 million debt for the new community center who's primary focus is for weddings that don't even charge market rates. Mukilteo taxpayers spend over $1,000,000 per year to subsidize the community center.
Has increased his own salary by 137% without any performance measures or accountability to Muklteo taxpayers or the council.
Has supported Red Light Cameras in Mukilteo (Mukilteo voters opposed)
Has supported Annexation (Mukilteo voters opposed)
Has subjected the city to an unnecessary lawsuit by getting a former Mukilteo councilmember appointed to the annexation boundary review board who then voted to support Mukilteo's annexation bid creating a perceived conflict of interest.
Inaction resulted in losing a $1 million federal grant that could have built a pedestrian overpass to Mukilteo's waterfront.
Opposed interim public access to Mukilteo's waterfront being worked on by Senator Patty Murray's office.
Opposed a pedestrian underpass to Lighthouse Park providing safe access without having to go through the ferry dock intersection.
Has supported a road down Japanese Gulch and moving the Ferry even though ferry traffic/ridership hasn't increased in the past 15 years.
Has failed to address parking, traffic flow and safety issues at Lighthouse Park keeping Mukilteo residents away.
Has expanded the ferry holding area and decreased public safety at the ferry dock intersection without adequate safety mitigation for Mukilteo residents.
Supported building a new community center without a Gym, Tennis Courts, or ball field that existed at the Old Rosehill.
Obstructed plans for a Park and Ride in Mukilteo.
Poor management resulting in the complete failure and loss of the city's IT data storage system with no backup. (Eventually recovered most several months and several thousands of dollars later).
Refusal to provide a dedicated room for Seniors and community meetings in the community center, even though adequate room availability was demonstrated.
Refusal to provide extended hours for the community at the community center.
Obstructed community groups resulting in the loss of volunteers and Waterfront Wednesdays.
Poor support of the Dog Park during the initial planning stages. After volunteers made a second attempt and other government agencies stepped in to help, Mayor Joe was there to claim credit.
Has repeatedly exhibited maliciousness towards individuals and community groups that he doesn't control.
Has appointed Mukilteo officials WITHOUT appropriate due diligence. Most recently he appointed a public works director before realizing his involvement in a sexual harassment lawsuit with one employer and being fired with another.
Has neglected a public safety trip hazard after changes were made to the sidewalk/curbs at the ferry dock intersection. A Mukilteo councilmember ended up working with WSDOT and WSF to fix the safety issues.