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July 5, 2021

kids playing outside - Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash

Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend as much as I did.  It felt distinctly different from July 4th of last year, for which I am grateful!  Being outside, unmasked, with neighbors and strangers was a refreshing reminder of pre-pandemic life.  And, being fully vaccinated, I was able to relatively relax and enjoy myself.  If you haven’t gotten the jab yet, please do so as soon as you can.  The vaccines are safe, effective and free.  But, even if you’re vaccinated, we should all continue to be cautious as I always wear a mask when I go indoors, such as in a store.

And, at this point, according to Dr. Fauci, 99% of the people now dying of COVID in this country are unvaccinated.  

We have a busy week ahead at the Council, including briefings and discussions on the eighth COVID budget, ranked-choice voting, the County’s Clean Water Plan and much more.  See below for full details. 

Also, please see below for more on COVID, reopening questions, preparing for the next heat wave and more. 

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at   

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.