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News from Brian Sullivan

October, 2019

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
E-Mail: Brian.Sullivan@snoco.org


Kevin Phan, Legislative Aide

County Council Passes Resolution to Approve and Establish Taxpayer Bill of Rights

A Taxpayer Bill of Rights authored by County Councilmember Brian Sullivan, was unanimously approved by the Snohomish County Council.  The resolution directs 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 or property value increases,” said Councilmember Sullivan

“This is the culmination of years of hard work to push the Council to be more financially transparent and responsible,” added Sullivan.  “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.”

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.”

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

Council Recognizes Monday, October 7th, 2019 as World Habitat Day in Snohomish County 

Habitat for Humanity Group Photo

The Snohomish County Council Recognizes the important work Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County is able to provide for the residents of our community. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to ensuring those in need are able to build a better future for themselves and their loved ones by providing stable living conditions. 

Of those who have been a Habitat partner family and able to move into a home in 2016 have shown up to 90% improvement in their children's grades and college attendance rates. 

Habit for Humanity of Snohomish county has built 27 homes since its establishment in 1991, currently is working on a single-family home planned for completion in December 2019. Twin Creeks Village, a 25 home neighborhood scheduled to be completed in 2023 is the latest project for the organization and we're excited to help along the way!

Snohomish County Council Recognizing the Month of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Snohomish County

On the 2nd of October, the Snohomish County Council Unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the month of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. the purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s
workers with disabilities.

the Americans with Disabilities Act proves anti-discrimination protection for our nation’s individuals with disabilities in education, employment, government services, and in many areas of society and individuals with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce and economy, offering employers diverse perspectives on how to tackle challenges and achieve success.

Snohomish County proudly provides paid, competitive employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities in integrated work settings with appropriate ongoing support from a job coach.

District Events


Hands on History: Hands on Archives

Have you ever wanted to explore the archives but lacked a research topic? Do you have a passion for history? Do you just enjoy old letters and photos, or talking about the past? This is the event for you. Join local history enthusiasts and Northwest Room staff for an evening of conversation and a guided hands-on experience working with our archival collections.

This event is part of the Hands on History series led by Northwest Room Staff. Hands on History meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the Main Library Auditorium.


Date: Tuesday, October 8

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201


Snohomish Conservation District Gardener FAQs

Event Banner for Conservation District Gardener FAQ

Did you know that fall is one of the best times to plant bulbs and other plants? Learn what other things should be on your fall gardening to-do list. What does 'putting your garden bed' really mean? Our experts will focus on fall gardening and delve into more general gardening topics, such as 'What's eating my rhododendrons?' It will be a cornucopia of garden topics. Come prepared to get your burning gardening questions answered.


Date:  Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Location: Everett Fire Station #4
5920 Glenwood AvenueEverett, WA, 98203


Everett Out Of The Darkness Walk 2019

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.


Date:  Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Location: Boxcar Park
615 13th Street, Everett, WA, 98201


BINGO, Badd Chicken & Fundraiser For Recovery Cafe

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BADD CHICKEN’s musical influences from the roots of American Music to the far reaches of the furthest branch on the musical tree of song. All the music of BADD CHICKEN are original compositions with nods of deference to the masters such as Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, and Iggy Pop. Roots- Rock - Twang & Grit. $5 or Donate what you can!

Suggested $5 Donation

Date:  Friday, October 18, 2019


Location: Cafe Zippy
1502 Rucker Avenue, Everett, WA, 98201


Paint Night At The Co-Op

Paint your very own masterpiece with step by step guidance from instructor Amanda of Say Lah Vee.

Event is $20 per participant. All supplies, as well as light refreshments, will be provided. Wear clothes you won't mind getting a little paint on. Bring a friend and flex your creative muscles!

$20 per participant

Date:  Thursday, October 24, 2019


Location: Sno-Isle Food Co-op
2804 Grand Ave, Everett, WA 98201


Downtown Trick-Or-Treating

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This Halloween, bring your little monsters, princesses, superheroes, and witches to trick-or-treat at businesses in downtown Everett. The trick-or-treat route ends at Wetmore Plaza with FREE activities for kids, including a costume contest, flash mob, photo booth and face painting!




Location: Downtown Everett


After Hours at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing

Ivars Mukilteo Logo

Join us at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing on Thursday, October 10 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for an evening of networking, food and prizes. Bring prizes for a raffle drawing! Small appetizers provided and full menu/drink items provided for purchase.



Time: 5  7

Location: Ivars Mukilteo Landing
710 Front Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275 United States


1st Annual Chamber Chili Chowder Challenge

Our 1st annual Chamber Chili Chowder Challenge is coming up, it will be on October 11, 2019 at the Rosehill Community Center from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chilis and chowders.

Vote for your favorite chili and chowder, Beer, wine, soda and water will be available. Everyone is welcome to this event!

General Admission: $15 (Online Pre-Sale) & $20 (Entry at Door)

Members: $10 (Online Pre-Sale) & $15 (Entry at Door)


Time: 6  9

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


The Amazing Race

Amazing Race Mukilteo Logo

Race across Mukilteo to finish challenges, puzzles and trivia! There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Everyone is welcome to this event so invite your neighbors and share the registration link. 

Pre-Register: $80 per team
Day of Registration: $90 per team


Time: 8  1

Location: Kamiak High School
10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275


Pumpkin Centerpiece-make-n-take-it

Come and carve an adorable sugar pumpkin and create an arrangement using fresh fall flowers. Bring  a sharp knife for carving, a spoon for scooping and scissors. All other supplies will be provided. Grab a friend and have a fun evening out!

Pumpkin Centerpiece-make-n-take-it class information:
Instructor Karen Hempel, class code 7042 for Ages 18+
Register online; www.mukilteorec.com or register by phone; 425-263-8180

$25 Per Person

Date: T

Time: 6  8

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


Boo Bash!


Bring your family and friends for this can’t miss event, Boo Bash! Come dressed up in your costume and bring a non-perishable food item(s) to donate. Enjoy interactive exhibits, a haunted house, crafts and of course, candy!

You will not want to miss out on this spooky fun-filled event!



Time: 2  5

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



Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other

Flier for Event

Included in Admission
Adult (18-50) - $10
Senior (50+) - $7
Student (6-17) & Military and Veterans- $6
Children (5 and under), Members, Tribal Members- FREE

Date: Thurs

Time: 6  7

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

Screening: “Tribal Justice”

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Award winning film about two judges, two tribes, one goal: Restoring justice. Two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for their youth. Visit the trailer

Included in Admission
Adult (18-50) - $10
Senior (50+) - $7
Student (6-17) & Military and Veterans- $6
Children (5 and under), Members, Tribal Members- FREE

Date: Thurs

Time: 6  7

Location: Hibulb Cultural Center, HCC Longhouse Room
6410 23rd Avenue NE, Tulalip, WA 98271

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