Snohomish County Council - Update from Councilmember Jared Mead, District 4

News from Councilmember Jared Mead

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Snohomish County Council Recognizes June 19th as Juneteenth Independence Day in Snohomish County

On Wednesday, June 17th the Snohomish County Council passed Joint Resolution 20-014, recognizing June 19th as Juneteenth Independence Day in Snohomish County. "I'm very proud that our county unanimously voted to honor Juneteenth with this resolution. Slavery was our country's original sin and I think it's incredibly important that we always take time to remember our past and celebrate our progress" notes Councilmember Mead following the passage of Joint Resolution 20-014. 

Snohomish County Council calls Town Hall to Discuss Racism and Criminal Justice Reform 

When: Monday, June 22nd at 6:00 PM



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Webinar ID: 987 4034 8657

Topic: The council would like to use this as an opportunity to listen to input from the residents of Snohomish County and ask that people share their stories and experiences with racism and criminal justice reform, and bring ideas forward if they have them. 

Amended Emergency Ordinance 20-037: Budget Revisions related to Fiscal Impacts of COVID-19

On Wednesday, June 9th the Snohomish County Council passed Amended Emergency Ordinance 20-037 in response to budget impacts of COVID-19. The amended ordinance calls for a 3.5% flat cut to all departments across the county. The ordinance also includes an amendment presented by Councilmember Mead which will create a workgroup that will conduct check-ins with the Sheriff's Department on a monthly basis to review budget and cost-saving measures. 

Following the Death of George Floyd, Snohomish County Council Passes Resolution 20-013, Condemning Racism and Supporting Peaceful Protest

On June 3rd, 2020 Councilmember Mead introduced his first piece of legislation since joining the Council in April, Resolution 20-013 in response to the death of George Floyd. The Resolution condemns racism while supporting peaceful protest, it also commits the Snohomish County Council to finding actionable ways to make our system more just for everyone. The Council unanimously passed the resolution with a 5-0 vote. 

Contact Councilmember Jared Mead

Councilmember Jared Mead

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

Legislative Aide: Angela Ewert

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