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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Holiday Lighting pictures
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
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.
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.