County Council District 2 Newsletter - Brian Sullivan

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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



Kevin Phan, Legislative Aide

First-Ever Tribal Member Appointed to County Planning Commission

After 11 years of hard work as the County Council representative for the Tulalip tribes, I'm proud to have nominated Ray Sheldon Jr. to represent the 2nd district on the Snohomish County Planning Commission. He was appointed Wednesday, June 26th by a unanimous vote by the council to serve a four-year term until it expires on July 1st, 2023.

A lover of golf, Ray has been married for the better part of 43 years to his wife Karen. Together they have three children along with five grandchildren, three of whom have special needs. He is an incredibly active member of our community. Ray has been on the Tulalip Planning Commission for more than six years, actively involved in the Inclusive Committee for Special Needs Children of Tulalip and member of the Inclusive Education & Community Partnership Committee for Tribal Education.

While serving on the Planning Commission Ray will prioritize closing the gap between the County and Tribe. Ensuring cooperation on big decisions that affect the region while bringing a sensitivity to cultural and natural resource issues to the commission.

Congratulations Ray!

Legislature Passes Senior Citizen/Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption and Deferral Expansion

I’m pleased to share with you that the state legislature has passed an expansion of property tax reduction programs focusing on relief towards veterans, low-income seniors, and people with disabilities.

SB 5160 dramatically increases the number of people eligible for property tax exemption and deferral programs that currently assist veterans, low-income seniors and disabled individuals. Income thresholds to qualify for the exemptions will vary by each county’s median household income rather than the $40,000 or less threshold. For disabled veterans, Service-connect disability ratings of 80% are now edible for assistance.

Veterans and seniors are some of the most vulnerable when it comes to losing their homes, especially in quickly developing areas. Ensuring the ability of veterans and seniors to be able to stay in their homes is important. The issue is often overlooked when discussing the housing affordability crisis facing our state. For more information about the tax deferral or tax exemption program visit the county assessor web page or  call 425-388-3540 

State Legislature Passes Sales Tax Rebate for Affordable and Supportive Housing

Recognizing that local governments need more resources to combat the housing crisis across the region, the state legislature along with Governor Inslee passed and signed HB 1406 into law.

This new law allows counties and cities to levy a small sales tax at either 0.0073% or 0.0146%. This sales tax levy would not increase overall sales tax for our taxpayers. Jurisdictions that pass an ordinance adopting the levy will have the same amount they qualify for, credited against the state sales tax.

Counties with less than 400,000 people and cities with less than 100,000 people may use the funds for rental assistance to people in existing programs. Counties and cities that do not fit in that criteria can use the funds for acquiring, rehabilitating, or constructing affordable housing. Providing new units of affordable housing within existing buildings and expanding facilities that provide supportive housing services to individuals experiencing mental or behavioral disorders is also allowable use of funds.

The state is taking a massive step to tackle the housing crisis we are experiencing. The county is facing a large population increase projection to almost one million people by 2035. We need to start increasing our housing stock to keep our housing affordable and our communities livable.

Everett Fire Station 1 Ladder Truck Rolling in Ceremony

Councilmember Sullivan with the brand new ladder truck at Everett Station 1

I was honored to be able to participate in the rolling-in ceremony for the new ladder truck stationed at Everett Station 1. I've worked hard over the years to ensure the men and women in our local stations always have what they need. I'm always proud to support and have the support of our local firefighters. Nice to see good work continues to be supported in the district!

Road Closures

You can find more information about the closures by clicking on the photos. All information is provided by WSDOT.


SR 525 to Boeing Access Rd Vic & SR 525 Spur Paving Project

SR 526 Repaving Project

Section of SR 525 that has been successfully repaved waiting for finishing touches

Highway paving on this project near Paine Field is done, but we still need to put down the pavement markings on 84th and do some other final items. Here’s the schedule.

Work is weather-dependent.

  • Saturday, Aug. 3, to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 4 – left lane reductions on SR 526 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for island construction.
  • Monday, Aug. 12, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 13 – westbound 84th Street closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement markings and utility work.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 14 - eastbound 84th Street closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement markings and utility work.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 15 - westbound 84th Street closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement markings and utility work.
  • Thursday, Aug. 15, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 16 - eastbound 84th Street closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for pavement markings and utility work.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13 – one lane of 84th closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ramp work.

District Events

You can find more information about these great summer events by clicking on the photos. Hope to see you at some!


Cinema Under The Stars

Folks preparing for Cinema Under the Stars

Come out and enjoy the latest movies under the stars with your neighbors! Bring blankets and chairs, snacks are available for purchase (Cash Only) and just have a good time! 


Time: 7:30 Pre-movie Entertainment - Movies at dusk.

Location: Thornton A. Sullivan Park, Camp Patterson Field, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett, WA 98208


Date Movie Pre-movie Entertainment
August 2 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG) Monroe Bricks & Minifigs- building fun
August 9 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG13)

Imagine Children's Museum arts & crafts

August 16 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) Son of Reptile Man


Sail-In Cinema

Movie being shown on projector screen.

More free movies! These are hosted by the Port of Everett. You can sail-in to watch by boat at the Port of Everett’s North Guest Docks 6 & 7 (first come, first served), or watch by land at Boxcar Park. Free bag of popcorn from the port. Movie concession items available. 21+ can enjoy adult beverages from The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.

Boxcar park attendees should bring blankets and chairs!


Port of Everett’s North Guest Docks 6 & 7 (Sailing)
Boxcar Park, 1200 Millwright Loop West, Everett (Land)

Date Movie Time
August 2nd Remember the titians (PG) 8:55 p.m
August 9th Pirates of the Caribbean (PG-13) 8:45 p.m
August 16th The Proposal (PG-13)

8:30 p.m

August 23rd Moana (PG) 8:20 p.m


National Night Out

National Night Out Logo

Join your neighbors to celebrate the 36th National Night Out - A community partnership with law enforcement to raise awareness about crime in our neighborhoods. The Everett Police Department wants you to participate along with over 16,000 other communities! 


Date: August 6th

Time: Varies

Location: Varies 

Mutt Strut

Pictures of dogs

Fetch fun for you and Fido at the 18th Annual Mutt Strut - one of Snohomish County's largest dog events! Enjoy interactive, dog-friendly vendors, demonstrations, contests, food trucks, beer garden, and the namesake riverside Mutt Strut.


Date: August 10th

Time: 10:00 a.m - 3:00 a.m 

Location: Langus Riverfront Park, 400 Smith Island Rd.
Adjacent to the Everett Animal Shelter


Photo of Dahlias

Catch the colorful display of more than 2,500 dahlias as single blooms, triple blooms, 5-blooms, in baskets and artistic arrangements. Prizes are awarded to winning entries. Presented by the Snohomish County Dahlia Society.


Date: August 17th & 18th

Time: 1:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m and 10:00 a.m - 4:30 pm

Location: Floral Hall at Forest Park, 8082 E. Mukilteo Blvd.

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work

Fresh Paint Ad August 17th and 18th

Purchase art fresh off the easel during Everett's waterfront art festival presented by the Schack Art Center. The entire length of the marina promenade will be filled with artist booths, turning the marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery. 100+ artist booths with painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography & much more.

Free shuttle from the Schack Art Center in downtown Everett

FREE ADMISSION - $2 Parking at the port

Date: August 17th & 18th

Time: 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m

LocationPort of Everett Marina Village, 1728 W. Marine View Drive Everett, WA

Upper Left Beerfest

Upper left Beerfest

The Upper Left Beerfest is coming back to Everett, WA in 2018! With the support of the City of Everett as well as the Downtown Everett Association the Upper Left Beerfest will return larger than ever. The event will be a two-day festival taking place on Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8 featuring live music throughout both. days, some of the best food trucks from the area, and of course, craft beer. In fact, lots of craft beer! 2018 will feature over 30 of the best breweries and cideries from around the Northwest. 

Tickets range from $5-40

Date: August 23rd & 24th

Time: 4:00 - 8:30 p.m & 12:00 - 7:00 p.m

Location: Downtown Everett, 2710 2825 Hoyt Ave Everett

The Everett Yum Run (and Food Truck Festival)


At the Everett Yum Run 5k, you'll run (or walk) through beautiful North Everett alongside hundreds of other people decked out in goofy food hats, snagging small bites at each mile. You'll also get first dibs and beat the lines at the Everett Food Truck Festival. While grubbing on food trucks after the Yum Run, peruse the Street Market (curated by Everett Makers Market), and check out the entertainment and kids' activities. Participate in both the Beerfest and Yum Run!

Registration for Yum Run is $39.00 
Out to have a good time? FREE

Date: August 24th

Time: 12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m

Location: Wetmore Plaza in Downtown Everett, 2710 Wetmore Ave Everett


Historic Flight Day and Naval Aviation Celebration

Historic Flight Day and Naval Aviation Celebration

Join the Historic Flight Foundation on Saturday, August 3rd for their Naval Aviation Celebration and Fly Day with featured aircraft including the TBM Avenger and F8F Bearcat. Enjoy a midday panel presentation with three WWII Navy Veteran Fighter Pilots. They will share their experiences and answer questions.

Flying activities include scenic member flights in an aircraft from the golden age of aviation. Join the foundation and experience a flight yourself! Get up close and personal with Historic Flight Foundation’s collection of fully restored vintage aircraft and enjoy a day of aviation excitement. BBQ lunch will be available for purchase.

Members - Free
Adults $15
Seniors/Military $12
Youth (17-11) $10
Kids 10 and under Free

Date: August 3rd

Time: 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

Location: Historic Flight at Paine Field, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive Mukilteo

National Night out

National Night out Logo

National Night Out, ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime,’ was introduced by the NATW (National Association of Town Watch) in 1984. National Night Out is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


Date: August 6th

Time: 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m

Location: YMCA, 10601 47th Place W Mukilteo

Movie in The Park

Movies in the Park

Join the Mukilteo Recreation Department at Rosehill Community Center for an outdoor movie on the big screen! Bring your low-back chair, blankets and lots of snacks! STEM demonstrations (Stemtree of Mukilteo), the Mukilteo Library and their "Bookmobile" and Chinese Dancers will all be set up before the movie at 7:15 PM so make sure to come early and explore!


Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

Date: August 14th

Time: 7:00 p.m - 11:30 p.m (Movie starts at 8:30)

Location: Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave Mukilteo

Run-A-Muk 5k/10k

Enjoy majestic Puget Sound and Mountain views as you travel through quiet Mukilteo neighborhoods on a series of rolling hills on your choice of a chip-timed or casual 5k or 10k. Each runner gets a finishers medal, race goodie bag, race photo, and pre/post-event food and beverages.

Registration starts at $20, More Information Here

Date: August 24th

Time: 8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m

Location: Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave Mukilteo


National Night Out

Tulalip National Night out

Another local National Night out event dedicated to building a sense of community between the police and the communities they serve.

Date: August 6th

Time: 5:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m

Location: Tulalip tribes Youth Center Parking Lot, 6700 Totem Breach Road, Tulalip

Tulalip Foundation Salmon Bake Fundraiser

Salmon Bake fundraiser

Share a night of Tulalip culture and fashion at
the Tulalip Foundation Salmon Bake Fundraiser
benefiting the Hibulb Cultural Center.
There will be a traditional salmon dinner, a silent
auction featuring works by Tulalip tribal artists, and
a fashion show inspired by the current exhibition,
Interwoven History: Coast Salish Wool.

Tickets start at $50

Date: August 17th

Time: 3:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m

Location: Tulalip tribes Youth Center Parking Lot, 6700 Totem Breach Road, Tulalip

Hibulb Cultural Center Flute Circle

Flute Circle Image

Tulalip flutist and Hibulb Museum Assistant Cary Williams welcomes any flute players to join him in an evening of flute playing. Arrive a few minutes early for short flute lesson pointers.


Date: August 29th

Time: 6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m

Location: Longhouse Room, Hibulb Cultural Center, 6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip

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