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

 
 

May Meeting

Conversation with the Mayor

The Mayor discussed the City's Strategic priorities and addressed questions from neighbors.  Listen to the video

 

Notes from April  RNA Meeting

Riverside News

  • Next meeting will host Mayor Cassie Franklin.

  • Next month we will be taking nominations for the Board.  Read more about the Board positions HERE.

  • Thank you to Ann Napier for getting our Welcoming Committee up and running again.  Look for more information soon.

  • Our  Little Libraries  at Garfield Park and Summit Park need someone to check on them.  Read more

  • Garfield Park's path will be re-paved this spring. 

  • Elections for the Board will happen in June.

  • Yard Sale is planned for Sat. July 10th (pending COVID restrictions.

Police Report

We had a Q&A with the police.  Here are some key points.

  • Homelessness-COET provides Outreach and tries to link people with services.  Police call Streets to pick up garbage.  RV's have moved but more problems with tents and groups like under the trestle, Hewitt and Pacific.

  • Body cameras- all police in uniform have them and must turn them on anytime they have contact with the public.

  • Reminder to not leave anything in your care.

Port of Everett

Catherine shared a lot of great information on the port of Everett.  Here are some highlights.

  • The apartments that burnt down last year during construction are being built again and should be ready in 2022.

  • The first building of apartments are being pre-leased now.

  • The new cranes are now in operation- allowing bigger ships to dock at the Everett Port.

  • Did you know that the Everett Port is an International Seaport and has the largest Marina on the West coast?

  • It is also the 3rd largest container port and is responsible for 40,000 jobs.

City Council

  • Everett is still collecting information for Re-think Transit.  Make your voice heard by completing the survey.  Click HERE .

  •  Affordable Housing is a priority for Everett as we try to have housing at all price points.  Learn more.