Snohomish County Council News - District 2 - Brian Sullivan

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

News from Brian Sullivan

October 2018

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

Fall is here!  There is a crispness in the air, leaves are changing color, kids are getting back into the school  routine, and for Council's Office--it's all about the budget.

Thank you for taking the time to read my eNewsletter this month.  As always, I'm grateful to be your representative.  Your feedback is welcome!  Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Budget Process is Underway


Annually, Snohomish County requires the county executive to submit a proposed budget to the council for consideration, which occurred this past Tuesday, as Executive Somers handed over his proposed budget to Chair Wright.  

As the legislative branch of Snohomish County, the council has the responsibility of delegating spending authority to the executive branch and establishes the annual expenditure levels for "all" departments.  Council has a few options: pass the budget as is, amend, or rewrite its own budget.

I am currently the chair of the Finance and Economic Development Committee.  It is always my goal to make sure resources are handled as responsibly as possible.  This year's budget process is no different.  We are looking forward to a collaborative budget this year.

We have Public Hearings scheduled on the budget, and you are welcome to attend.  Please check our website for that information.  Also, comments are always welcome in writing to  I appreciate your feedback.

Lodging Fund Investment


Funds from lodging taxes paid on overnight stays in Snohomish County are distributed for the sole purpose of promoting tourism.

Recently I had the privilege of presenting a $200,000 check to the Everett Public Facilities District to help pay for improvements at the Angel of the Winds Arena.  Everett Public Facilities District is a municipal corporation that owns Angel of the Winds Arena.  The Everett Public Facilities District's mission is to bring people to downtown Everett, increase local entertainment options and spur economic development.

Angel of the Winds Arena hosts a variety of events and performances that draw people to Everett. This month the Arena will once again be hosting Skate America.  The best figure skaters from around the world will be competing in a televised three-day event.  Tickets are still available.  

Applicants Sought for Housing and Community Development Projects

courtesy of

Applications for an estimated $1.9 million in federal funds for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, and first-time homebuyer purchase assistance

Snohomish County is encouraging nonprofit organizations and government agencies to review the Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) and submit applications for housing, public facility, infrastructure, and first-time homebuyer purchase assistance. 

An estimated $1.9 million in federal funds is anticipated to be available for the 2019 program year, which begins July 1, 2019. Projects must benefit low- and moderate-income persons or neighborhoods in Snohomish County.

Interested applicants can attend workshops in early October in the Snohomish County Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration Building East) on the county campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

Housing Application Workshop– Friday, October 5, 2018 in Conference Room 6A02, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Public Facility & Infrastructure Application Workshop – Friday, October 5, 2018 in Conference Room 6A02, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Details of eligibility and other program requirements are available in the NOFA, which can be found online at: Applications must be completed and returned to the Snohomish County Human Services Department by 4 p.m., on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

For additional information contact Jackie Anderson, the county’s manager for Housing and Community Services at 425-388-3237 or

The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. The Housing & Community Services Division administers a wide range of programs that provide affordable housing, community development, and related services to low-income and homeless persons.

District Events


Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Witness a story of love and revenge live on stage with plenty of blood and horror!

Buy Tickets Here

PUD Auditorium
2320 California Street


Bids for Builds Third Annual Auction
Fri., October 5    6 PM – 10 PM


Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County

Your ticket includes dinner, museum admission, and complimentary beer or wine. Bid on exciting auction items like a private aerial tour of the Puget Sound in a historic plane, one week vacation in Sunriver, Oregon and a five day vacation package to Indian Wells,

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is a registered charity and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Washington. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support and volunteering, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.

Future of Flight Museum
8415 Paine Field Blvd

Contact Brooke Burdick





From sumptuous culinary artistry to traditional open fire pit cooking, Tulalip Resort Casino showcases some of the best Seattle area restaurants. Enjoy stone fired artisan pizza at Blazing Paddles, traditional Tulalip tastes at Blackfish and a wide array of selections from Eagles Buffet. Cedars Cafe is open 24 hours, or stop by the Canoes Carvery for a quick bite.

Quick Links

Snohomish County Homepage

County Council Homepage

Brian Sullivan's Homepage

Link to Council Webcasts


Assessor Services

Election Information

Jail Register

Job Opportunities

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Property Information

Recorded Documents

Registered Sex Offenders

Solid Waste Services

Zoning Maps


Keep Informed On Neighborhood Development Projects

Building Permit and Land Use Activity Reports

Roads Central

Volunteer Opportunities

Who represents you?