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