Community News & Updates

Decorated Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Recycling

January 2nd and 3rd 10am to 2pm

Give your live undecorated Christmas tree a second chance by recycling it. 

At Henry Jackson Park, Baseball field parking lot

Hosted by Boy Scouts of America Troop 114

Questions- call 425-220-6470 or e-mail parentsoftroop114@gmail.com

If you cannot drop off the tree, call and arrange a time for pick up.

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Meeting with the Mayor notes

November 10, 2020

We covered many topics:

  • Budget- some reductions are things we cannot do anyway due to COVID such as Senior Center and July 4th Parade.  Next steps with the budget are City Council meetings on 11/18 and 11/25.  

    • Reducing transit​

    • Reducing Arts & Culture 

    • Parks- adding an additional person back to care for our numerous Parks

    • Matching grants will be available for neighborhoods.

    • Libraries will reduce to 6 days a week.

  • Districts- In 2021, there will be 5 City Council positions to fill- one from each new District.  The 2 At-large positions are up in 2 years.

  • COVID- case counts continue to rise

  • Homelessness

    • The COET (community Outreach and enforcement team) continue to link homeless people to services​.

    • County is re-locating those housed at Carnegie to increase the capacity.

    • The city is looking at bringing in Pallet shelters.  These would be managed.  Information about pallet shelters can be found here.

  • Public Safety is #1 concern

    • Investing in training of officers​

    • we received a grant to outfit patrol officers with body cameras

    • Looking at linking people to services instead of sending to jail where they are often just released back on to the street.

    • Project ABLE- this promotes officers speaking up and intervening to prevent  police officer​ misconduct.

 

Holiday Lighting pictures

 

Halloween pictures