End of the Year Update from Councilmember Jared Mead

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Christmas Snohomish County

End of the Year Update from Councilmember Jared Mead

Cold Weather Shelters & Warm Meals for Those Experiencing Homelessness

As the weather gets colder and winter nears, I wanted to share some resources for community members who are experiencing homelessness or who just need a warm meal in trying times. As a reminder, the holidays can be a difficult time for some of our community members so please remember to be kind to others.  

Food Donations for Neighbors

Projects Happening in District 4

As many of you have noticed, there are a number of large multifamily developments underway in District 4. Particularly in areas like Brier, Bothell, and Cathcart where growth is expected to continue. I wanted to take a moment to provide a brief overview on these projects to keep you informed. If there are other projects in the district that you are interested in learning about, please contact my office using the email or phone number at the bottom of the newsletter. Thank you for your continued interest and engagement in our community.   

Atlas Road (Known as the Echo Park Development)

This development in Brier will be 49 lots over nearly eight acres. Currently, the land development and activities taking place are;   

  • Fill dirt on property site  
  • Gravel road work is nearly complete, next will be curb and gutter installations  
  • Baker Road is under construction with utility installations (sewer)

The development is currently in an ongoing review cycle where county staff will provide feedback as project milestones are achieved. This process allows us to be intentional with development and to offer an additional layer of oversight to the project.   

Fruhling Topsoil Development   

The 26-acre site is currently under construction for a groundwater treatment system and subsequent stream restoration, this is part of the Agreed Order between the Washington State Department of Ecology and Fruhling Sand & Topsoil. Additionally, the county has reviewed a preliminary application for a 506 unit multifamily project. A preliminary application is essentially a feasibility review so county staff can provide comments related to code requirements, submittal requirements, permitting processes, etc. This helps to ensure a well-defined scope of work as well as intentional design and construction that doesn’t add unnecessary burdens to existing communities in the area.   

35th Ave SE Corridor - Phase II  

Snohomish County Public Works is improving the 35th Ave SE corridor (between SR 524 and 180th St SE) by adding bike lanes, center turn lanes, planter strips, sidewalks, and stormwater detention infrastructure. The improvements will positively impact traffic flow and help ease congestion during peak travel times. This corridor is an important north-south route for residents in a rapidly growing area of the county. 

35th Corridor Map

Early Learning Update

In 2022 we will continue our work in the early learning sector by prioritizing early learning for all children in the community with an emphasis on those who are furthest away from opportunity. We will also continue to keep pressure on Everett Community College to ensure the continuance of their early learning center for our community. Thank you to those of you in the sector who have supported and ultimately championed this important work. More to come in the year 2022! 

44th Legislative District Nomination

Recently, former Representative John Lovick was nominated to become a State Senator for the 44th Legislative District which includes Mill Creek, Lake Stevens, and Snohomish. The recent nomination left a vacancy in the Washington State House of Representatives, however, the County Council took a vote on Wednesday, December 15th to nominate Brandy Donaghy to fill now-Senator Lovick’s vacant seat. Congratulations to both John and Brandy for their new roles, I know they will each serve the constituents of the 44th Legislative District with dignity and respect.  

Civil Discourse Highlight

In the first quarter of 2022, myself and CM Nehring plan to kick off our civil discourse tour yet again. During this time, we tour different high schools, community clubs, and other local organizations throughout the county to engage in conversations about how to have meaningful and respectful conversations with others who have different viewpoints than our own. This engagement is a great opportunity for us to talk about our work together on different sides of the aisle as well as talk to individuals about issues they care about in our community. If you are part of an organization that may be interested in hosting a conversation, you can reach out to my office using the contact information below.

District 4 Holiday Events

Christmas Snowman

As we close out the end of 2021, I wanted to highlight some of the awesome events that are going on in District 4 for families to attend. Stay safe this holiday season and I look forward to seeing you all next year! 

Thank You!

I want to give a huge thank you to the constituents of Snohomish County District 4. I have had the continued pleasure to serve as your council member and hear from many of you about questions and concerns you have about our growing community. I look forward to our next four years together and if there is anything you’d like to chat about in the new year, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office using the contact information below. Thank you again for your involvement in our community and for using your voice to make Snohomish County a welcome place for all.

Thank You

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
E-Mail: Jared.Mead@SnoCo.org

Legislative Aide: Angela Ewert

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