September 2019 Dist

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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

Council Member Sullivan Introduces Ordinance for Taxpayer Bill of Rights

This week Councilmember Sullivan introduced an ordinance directing the Office of the Public Advocate to work in conjunction with the Assessor’s and Treasurer’s offices to develop and maintain informational materials regarding the property taxpayers’ rights within Snohomish County.

Local governments set tax rates and collect taxes to provide local services such as streets, schools, law enforcement, and fire protection. Per the state constitution, taxes must be equal and uniform. Washington state law also establishes the process local officials follow in determining property values, setting tax rates, and collecting taxes. Taxpayers are entitled to a timely solution if they’re unsatisfied with their property’s appraised value, a notice of property exemption changes and property value increases.                                                                   

“This is the culmination of years of hard work to push the Council to be more financially transparent and responsible. It’s also the final piece to the county finance reform package I started two years ago. I’m truly proud of the work I’ve been able to accomplish on this front,” said Councilmember Sullivan.

State Representative John Lovick added, “I’ve worked with Brian closely over several years at the county and state level. Brian truly is a champion of the working people, looking for ways to relieve the burden for our taxpayers wherever possible. While serving in the House with Brian, he co-sponsored several bills designed to help the seniors in our communities be able to afford to stay in their homes.”

The Office of the Public Advocate is an independent entity and serves the community as an impartial intermediary between citizens and the Snohomish County Government. Its purpose is to assist in finding a transparent and ethical solution to issues for all parties involved.

Providing residents with the tools they need to ensure proper transparency and accountability from their government is vital to maintain a proper relationship with our constituents. Over the years several laws have been passed by the state legislature protecting the rights of payers of property taxes. Codifying these at the county level to allow for ease of access is key.

County Council Adopts Resolution of Intent for Affordable Housing Funds

On the 14th of August, the County Council unanimously passed a resolution of intent required by the state under HB 1406 for affordable housing funds. The resolution allows the county to be eligible for upwards of $2.3 million per year for the next 20 years without raising taxes for our constituents. Snohomish County continues to grow to ensure the availability of affordable housing at all levels of the housing ladder is essential for a strong community. The new bill passed by the legislature would allow participating cities or counties to retain a portion of the state’s sales tax to use for affordable housing. To be able to collect the funds for affordable housing, the County Council will need to pass a qualifying local tax by July 31st, 2020.

The funds must be used to support those who are at or below 60% of the annual median income. Snohomish County has more than 400,000 residents which disqualify the county from using these funds for rental assistance. Allowable use of the funds for the county includes acquiring, rehabilitate or constructing affordable housing, building new affordable housing units within existing structures of facilities, investing in traditional subsidized housing projects and funding the operations and maintenance costs of new units of affordable and supportive housing.

We’re excited to lay the groundwork for the next council to be able to take substantive action against the affordable housing crisis.

County Council Passes Resolution Recognizing UTSAV's Cultural Contributions to Snohomish County, Declaring August 17th UTSAV MELA Day in Snohomish County 

Also passed unanimously on the 14th of August, The UTSAV resolution recognizes that our county is home to peoples of numerous cultures, national origins, backgrounds and that this diversity is a source of our strength as a county. The work that UTSAV continues to do to bring awareness to South Asian Culture and to build a bridge between the South East Asian Community and Snohomish County sets an example for the rest of us.

The 2nd Annual UTSAV MELA was hosted at Willis D. Tucker Park on Saturday August 17th and it was a great success! Throughout the day multiple groups representing cultures from all over south Asia took to the stage to share traditional dances. Celebrating the diversity of cultures in our county is a vital part of building an inclusive multilingual multi-cultural community we can all be proud of.

Road Closures


SR 9 Detour Route

Detour that will be in effect during road work

Contractor crews are scheduled to install a single-lane roundabout at State Route 9 and 108th Street Northeast in Marysville. This work requires back-to-back weekend closures of the intersection:

  • 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16
  • 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23

District Events


Historic Everett Home Tour

Tour some of Everett's amazing historic homes! This popular annual event is a great way learn the homes history and see how each home has been updated and preserved. Find out useful tips on fixing up your place. Tickets will soon be available for $20 at J Matheson's on Colby Ave and now on Brown Paper Tickets. Or purchase day of the tour as the tour starts at the Van Valley House. Guests will get their guide booklet and map of house between 10am-3pm. You may be asked to wear footies or remove your shoes at some homes. Slip on shoes are encouraged.

Tickets: $20

:  AM - 

Location: Van Valey House
2130 Colby Avenue Everett, WA, 98201

Pints & Pumpkins 2019

Glass Blowers

Wet your whistle with a pint in our glass pumpkin patch, while bidding on local artwork, listening to live music, and savoring delicious bites by Lombardi's italian restaurant.

More about this year's event:

  • Live music by The Porters
  • Live glassblowing demonstrations by Jesse Kelly.
  • Raffle for a chance to make a large pumpkin with Jesse during the event. Raffle tickets will be $10 each.
  • Plus the end of the fall silent auction featuring amazing original works of art created by local artists just for the auction.
  • And, as always ticket includes a souvenir Schack pint glass.

Tickets: $20 Schack Members
               $25 Non-Members


Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Location: Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Women in Aviation: A conversation with the local Ninety-Nines

Banner for Women in Aviation Event

Join the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum for a moderated panel conversation with local pilots Rebecca Burghy and, Karlene Pititt and Therese White to learn about how Women are shaping the field of aviation in Washington State and beyond. 

About the Ninety-Nine:
The Ninety-Nine is the International Organization of Women pilots that promote advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.

6:00pm – Doors open
7:00pm – Panel conversation
7:45pm – Break
8:00pm – Q&A
8:30pm – Event ends
8:45pm – Museum closes

Tickets: $20 Adult
               $10 Youth


Time:  - 

Location: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204

Everett YMCA Block Party & Decommissioning

Event Banner for the YMCA Block Party

We will be celebrating the past, present and future of the Everett YMCA. During this event, we will begin at the current Everett YMCA reflecting on the incredible history that has brought us to this time, and then walking/running/skipping/driving to the New Everett YMCA location for a party!



Time: 10:00 - 2:00 PM

Location: Everett YMCA
2720 Rockefeller Ave, Everett WA 98201


Event Banner for Tanktoberfest

Welcome to the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's second annual Tanktoberfest- a beer tasting event. This action-packed day takes the fun of Germany’s Oktoberfest and adds tanks! As you enjoy an ice-cold beer, watch history come to life as tanks and rare vehicles take to the arena for your viewing pleasure.

If the promise of delicious beer and tank shows throughout the day is not enough to lure you, how about food trucks, pinball, skee ball, corn hole, and lots of other fun beer drinking games?

*Additional parking and shuttle service is available one block away at Rockwell Collins located at 11404 Commando Rd, Everett, WA 98204*

11:50 AM - Buses Run from Rockwell Collins
12:00 PM - Doors Open
12:30 PM - Tank Demo
1:00 PM - Welcome/Fire 88
1:30 - 5:00 PM Tank Demos
5:15 PM: Last Call in 15 Minutes
5:30 PM: Final Tank Demo
5:30 PM: Last Call
6:00 PM: Event Ends
6:30 PM: Last Bus Departs FHCAM

ID’s will be checked upon entrance. No ID, no entrance.

Tickets: Adult (21+) $40
              Designated Driver (21+) $20

Date: Saturday, September 21st

Time: 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204

Housing Our Homeless Neighbors: Celebrating Everett's Progress

Hear from non-profits, local government, and faith leaders about the progress Everett has made in addressing the issue of homelessness over the last several years, including the openings this year of supportive housing at Clare’s Place, the new Cocoon House, HopeWorks Station II; and the one-stop-shop at the Carnegie Resource Center. We will celebrate the partnerships that have made this possible and the opportunities for engagement that will help these projects be successful.



Time:  - 

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Everett
2936 Rockefeller AvenueEverett, WA, 98201


Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Light House Festival Banner

Mukilteo’s biggest party of the year, The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival will feature food, artists marketplace, fun and a fireworks show. The Beer Garden will be filled with friends and amazing music. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival brings the community together with entertainment and celebration.

There is no parking at the Lighthouse Park, visitors are encouraged to park at Olympic View Middle School and take a shuttle down to the park.


Date: Friday, September 6th - Sunday September 8th

Time : 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
609 Front Street Mukilteo, WA, 98275

IvyLane at Sage and Ciders 1 year Anniversary Celebration

Event Banner for Sage and Cinder Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Sage and Cider! IvyLane will be performing live at this very special celebration. Come and help give a big Mukilteo congratulations to this very wonderful local restaurant! Sage and Cinder is a farm to fork vegan restaurant and bar. Seasonal locally sourced ingredients from the abundance of local organic farms.


Date: Saturday, September 7th

Time : 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Sage and Cinder
613 5th St Mukilteo, WA 98275

Mukilteo Healthy Aging Fair

Event Banner for Healthy Aging Fair in Mukilteo

Join Everett Clinic physicians and health coaches for two hours of wellness-themed fun and education, designed specifically for our 60 + community. No registration is required and there is no cost or obligation to attend. Drop in for one doctors talk or stay for the whole workshop!

1:00 pm: Immunizations for seniors; Amy Moeller, Rn
1:15  pm: Depression in later life; Justin Steffener, PsyD
1:30 pm: Honoring choices: Advanced Care Planning; Anne Rinaldi, Rn
2:00 pm: Medicare basics


Date: Monday, September 9th

Time : 1:00- 3:00 PM

Location: Rosehill Community Center
304 Lincoln Ave Mukilteo, WA 98275


Jam Revival Music and Arts Festival

Jam Revival Music Arts Festival

The vision for Jam Revival is PNW's new grassroots jam band and arts festival. Local bands, DJ's, artists, and the community coming together for a great cause and a great time! All proceeds go to charity supporting the Ted Brown Music Out Reach Program.

2 Stages meaning seamless music all Day and Night.
Food and Art Vendors and art installations.

Parking - Parking is limited so car-pooling is strongly recommended. We will have volunteers showing you where to park, please do not park on your own.

Camping available and encouraged! $10 Per person Per Day. Limited number of RVs allowed $30 per night.

Kid Friendly!

Tickets: Online - $25
              At Gate - $30
     14 and under - Free

Date: Friday, September 6th - Saturday, September 7th 

Time : 6:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Location: Jamville

7005 126th Street Northwest Tulalip, WA 98271

7th Annual Hibulb Film Festival

Film Festival Banner

The 7th annual film festival will begin at noon This year’s theme is “syƏyƏhub, Creation Stories”. Join us in screening documentaries, feature films, shorts, animations, and music videos for this year’s film festival.

  • 12 –12:15 PM Flute Demonstration by Paul Nyenhuis
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Introductions and Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • 12:30 – 12:50 PM Lunch
  • 12:50 – 1:00 PM Presentation of Film Festival Awards
  • 1:00 – 6:00 PM Film Screening

Tickets: Event included in cost of admission
HCC Members and Tulalip Tribal Members - FREE
Adult (18yrs & over) - $10.00
Senior (50+ yrs) - $7.00
Student (6-17yrs) - $6.00
Military & Veterans - $6.00
Child (5yrs and under) - FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)- $25.00

Date: Saturday September 21st

Time: 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Hibulb Cultural Center
6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip, WA 98271

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