Snohomish County Council News - Brian Sullivan, District 2

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News from Brian Sullivan

September 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

County Poised to Increase Access to Chemical Dependency Treatment


The opioid epidemic continues to be an ongoing challenge for county government. As we deal with the human and budget impacts, it is important that we make progress addressing root causes of this crisis and steering people to treatment and services that will help them long term.

This past year, we advocated for the legislature to fund additional acute inpatient facilities. Currently, those who need this frontline treatment may not have access due to a limited number of treatment beds, limiting our ability to respond to this crisis. We were able to make some progress on these requests; however, the legislature adjourned without passing a capital budget in 2017.

Recently, the North Sound Behavioral Health Organization and the County have been in discussion to move forward partly using existing resources and facilities. The Denney Juvenile Justice Center is a county owned facility where use has fallen dramatically in recent years due to programs that have diverted youth from detention programs and reduced recidivism. This success presents an opportunity to repurpose space in this building for two 16-bed inpatient behavioral health treatment facilities.

Preliminary architectural design has been completed, and discussions are ongoing with the Behavioral Health Organization, and this represents the quickest and most cost-effective path to supply critically needed additional treatment beds in Everett. We will still need a capital investment from the state to renovate this facility, but I’m optimistic that we can be successful next year. I will continue to advocate for this funding and work on ways to alleviate the opioid crisis.

2018 Budget - Public Forum


Snohomish County Charter requires the county executive to submit a proposed budget to the county council for consideration.  The council may approve, amend or write its own budget.  Currently there are two evening public forums scheduled.  Both forums will be in our council chambers on the 8th floor of the Robert J. Drewel building at 3000 Rockefeller Ave in Everett.

Monday, October 9, 2017  
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

September is Disaster Preparedness Month


Did you know that September is Disaster Preparedness Month?  Snohomish County has experienced emergency and disaster events such as floods, windstorms, mudslides, fires, and earthquakes in the past and is likely to experience similar events in the future.  It has been proven that communities that prepare for emergencies and disasters together increase their ability to survive and prevail in challenging and dangerous emergency and disaster situations.  Snohomish County Emergency Management has a new campaign titled "Individually Prepared, Together Resilient" and are encouraging friends, family, and co-workers to Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Stay Informed, and Get Involved.  Please visit their website for everything you need to know to build your kit and make a plan. 

It's Evergreen State Fair Time


Fair Hours

Daily through September 3: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
September 4: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Carnival Hours

Daily through September 3: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
September 4: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


14405 179th AVE SE Monroe, WA 98272

Visit their website for more information.

District 2 September Events

EVERETT - Wheels on the Waterfront


Join us for the 2017 Wheels on the Waterfront Classic Charity Car Show! The event showcases 350 cars in 24 different classifications with 90 trophies awarded. Come and enjoy hundreds of classic cars, drinks at Bluewater Distilling, Scuttlebutt Brewery’s beer garden, live music, food and other vendors, including local car dealerships, the port of Everett and additional area businesses. All proceeds benefit the Providence Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Port of Everett

MUKILTEO - Lighthouse Festival


Light Up the Sound at Mukilteo’s biggest celebration of the year!

We have more food, entertainment, artists booths, children’s entertainment, and more FIREWORKS!

On Friday, September 8th the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association is hosting our second annual Military & First Responders Appreciation Dinner. The evening includes dinner catered by Ivar’s of Mukilteo and a Red, White and Blue Star Spangled Firework Show.

Mukilteo’s biggest party of the year will be held the weekend after Labor Day (September 8, 9 & 10, 2017) and will feature food, fun and two GREAT fireworks shows! The Beer Garden will again be rocking with great music, fine food and football on a big screen Sunday afternoon.

Friday: 4:00 PM to Midnight (optional for children’s activities)
Saturday:11:00 AM to Midnight
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

TULALIP - Film Series

Film Series

Saturday, Sep. 23rd at 12:00 PM 


5th Annual Hibulb Film Festival, “dᶻixʷ sʔəɬəd: sʔəɬtxʷ ti shəlhəliʔčəɬ. First Foods: Feeding Our Spirits”

Event Location: HCC Longhouse

The 5th annual film festival will begin at noon with events throughout the afternoon.

  • 12:00 – 12:20 PM Storytelling with Natosha Gobin, Tulalip Storyteller
  • 12:20-12:40 PM Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • 12:40 – 1:45 PM First Foods History and Nutrition Presentation, Inez Bill
  • Prayer, Song, Food Sampling
  • 1:45 – 2:00 PM Presentations of Film Festival Awards
  • 2:00 – 6:00 PM Film Screening

This event is included in the cost of admission.

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