Councilman Nehring's October Newsletter

Snohomish County Newsdesk of Nate Nehring

Dear North County Neighbors,

As we head into the budget season at the Snohomish County Council, we will be very busy deciding the most effective and productive use of your hard-earned tax dollars. In addition to the budget, I have some exciting news to share about other recent actions by the council in this month’s newsletter.

As you might have seen in the news, the Snohomish County Council voted unanimously in support of my proposal to temporarily ban so called “safe injection sites”. I have had many residents reach out to me sharing their concerns about safe injection sites in King County and the worry that they might make their way up into Snohomish County. This led me to introduce the temporary ban which prevents safe injection sites from locating in unincorporated parts of Snohomish County for the next 6 months while a permanent ban makes its way through the Planning Commission. I am also encouraging other cities in Snohomish County to follow suit and ban these sites in their cities. I sent an email to all mayors and city councilmembers in Snohomish County last week promoting the ban.

The 2018 budget season is here and we are starting this week with presentations from county government departments to discuss the Executive’s proposed budget. The proposed budget includes the dedicated law enforcement and embedded social worker in North County to focus on the heroin and opioid epidemic. I joined Mayors Tolbert and Nehring as well as Sheriff Trenary in writing a letter to Executive Somers asking for this program to be included in the budget. I will continue to fight for public safety to be the top priority in the 2018 budget.

I have written before about the Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center. Last week, I received news from the City of Arlington that they received a $50,000 grant from the Community Economic Revitalization Board to study infrastructure and transportation plans for the MIC. I am excited for the City of Arlington and the greater community of North County as we work to bring more local, family wage jobs to our region.

I send out newsletters on a monthly basis to keep you informed about what I am working on and how I am representing the residents of North Snohomish County on the County Council. Please feel free to reach out to me at 425-388-3494 or


Nate Nehring
Councilman, District 1

Nate Nehring

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


Russell Wiita, Legislative Aide