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News from Brian Sullivan

July 2017

Brian Sullivan's eNewsletter


Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
 8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building 
Phone: 425-388-3494


Robert Knoll, Legislative Aide

Summer is in full swing!  Here is a glimpse of what is going on in the Council's Office, as well as a few of the summer activities in District 2.  If you have specific concerns or questions, please give me a call or send me an email.  It is an honor to represent you on the County Council and I pledge to help you however I can.  Get out there and enjoy the weather!

Opioid Epidemic

On Monday, June 19th Snohomish County councilmembers and the Executive hosted a meeting with state legislators to tackle one of the most challenging issues facing our county, the opioid crisis. We have worked to advocate for appropriations for Naloxone Kits, Medication Assisted Treatment in our County Jail and a Nurse Care Manager Program. There is ample research showing that these approaches are effective – preventing overdoses and increasing access to treatment. The final Operating Budget increased funding for two of our three requests, leaving out funding for the Naloxone Kits.  One of my top priorities is to continue to work towards new funding and solutions because this crisis quite simply exceeds the county’s current resources.  Additionally, it is straining our ability to adequately fund other areas of our budget at the same time. I will continue to work with our legislators and advocate for this when they return next year.


Carnegie Building

Restoration of historical buildings in Snohomish County is beneficial to us all.  The Carnegie Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1904 by a $25,000 grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation and opened in 1905 as the Everett Carnegie Library.  The renowned local architecture firm of Heide and deNeuf designed the building primarily after the Carnegie Library in Pomona, California, and the Boston Public Library  The building served as the Everett library from 1905—1934.  The Carnegie Building was then used as a mortuary until 1980, when Snohomish County assumed ownership of the building and it became the offices for the first County Executive, Willis Tucker.  The building sat vacant for many years and is currently unoccupied, undergoing renovations.  The current plan is to fully develop the top floor of the Carnegie Building as a Community Service Center, allowing individuals who are criminally involved, meeting certain criteria, to access a variety of support and services including mental health and chemical dependency assessments, employment support, connection to SSI and DSHS benefits, connection to coordinated entry and other housing supports, and related services.  Development of the downstairs portion of the building is postponed upon further assessment of community need and available funding, with an early 2018 projected opening.  It’s been found that connecting individuals immediately upon release with resources all in one place, reduces recidivism and lightens the burden on the criminal justice and health care systems.  It’s exciting to see a building with such a rich history start a new chapter.

Carnegie Building

July Activities in District 2

EVERETT - Music at the Marina Waterfront Concerts

Join us for great music, dancing and the summer sunset. Enjoy stage-side dining at Lombardi's Italian Restaurant or stay overnight at the Inn at Port Gardner and listen to the concert from their patio. You can also bring cash for the food truck (full schedule here) or the Marina Beer Garden. Plenty of nearby parking, ADA access and public restrooms. Bring your picnic (no alcohol) and blanket or chairs. Leashed dogs are allowed.

Free Admission

July 6-  Randy Oxford Band ft. Aury Moore:  Powerhouse Trombone Blues
July 8-  EntreMundos Quarteto:  Brazilian Roots with World Rhythms
July 13-  Chance McKinney:  Industrialized Country
July 15-  DoctorfunK:  Funk & Soul
July 20-  Shaggy Sweet:  Pop / Rock / Blues
July 22-  Bochinche:  Tropical Latin Salsa
July 27-  LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends:  Rock'n Soul
July 29-  SISTERS:  Electronic Pop
Aug 3-  The Paperboys:  Celtic-Bluegrass, Ska, Latin Folk, Rock
Aug 5-  Longstride:  Reggae-Rock
Aug 10-  Dusty 45s:  Honky Tonk, Jump Blues and Swing
Aug 12-  Tayla Lynn:  Americana with a Country Flair
Aug 17  Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme  Psychedelic Funk
Aug 19  *no concert, Fresh Paint Arts Festival
Aug 24-  Stacy Jones Band:  Rockin' Blues
Aug 26-  Nick Drummond & Friends (formerly of The Senate):   Upbeat Alt-folk
Aug 31-  Mark DuFresne Band:  Groove-worthy Harmonic Blues


MUKILTEO - Summer Nights on the Strato Deck

Summer Nights returns in 2017 for three rooftop deck happy hours!

Join us every third Friday during the summer (June 16, July 21 and August 18) for live music, drinks, trivia and more fun!

Proceeds from the event series benefits the Institute of Flight's education programs, and financial assistance for people in need. Over $15,000 of Financial Assistance Funds helped 531 young people participate in our education programs.

FREE for members; $5 for non-members

Strato Deck

MUKILTEO - Amazing Race

Two person teams solve clues, find locations throughout Mukilteo and complete six challenges! To maximize the competitiveness of the teams, the challenges are a mix of physical, mental and creative. Event will end at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing Tap Room for awards, beverages. (First beverage included in Amazing Race entry. Additional beverage and food available for purchase.)

Check-in 8AM-8:45AM, Event start time 9AM, Saturday, July 15

Cost: $50 per team until July 7 or $60 after

This year’s race will be timed from start to finish (including driving time). The three teams with the lowest times will win prizes.

1st Place Cash Prize of $250

Prizes for the Best Team Costume, Best Team Name and Farthest Travelled

Challenge locations will remain mostly a secret so that everyone has the challenge of figuring out their next location (much like a scavenger hunt).

Amazing Race Muk

TULALIP - Children's Archaeology Day

Saturday, July 15th | 2:00 PM 
Event Location: HCC Canoe Hall

Young people are invited to join Museum Assistant Cary Williams in a hands-on examination of some of Hibulb’s artifacts to help learn about Coast Salish ancestral life and culture

This event is included in the cost of admission.

Cary Williams

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