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Everett Mayor Sorry Over Low Barrier Housing Communication

May 25, 2016

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During today’s Everett City Council meeting Mayor Ray Stephanson issued an apology for how the city has handled low barrier housing communication. “I apologize…we got over our skis,” said Stephanson. “We didn’t communicate like we wanted and we’ll make it up.” The city is working on the first of what the Mayor says he hopes […]

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Everett’s Chronic Nuisance Law Not Applicable To Low Barrier Housing

May 24, 2016

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On Sunday MyEverettNews.com wrote about Everett’s chronic nuisance law and potential changes to the zoning code in order to move ahead with building the city’s first low barrier housing facility in the area of Pecks Drive and Evergreen Way. Today MyEverettNews.com received the following email from Everett Communication Director Meghan Pembroke… “I wanted to provide […]

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Everett Begins Zoning Changes For Low Barrier Housing

May 22, 2016

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This Wednesday the Everett City Council will get a look at the first of several zoning changes that will allow low barrier housing. The first of the changes will provide that low barrier housing will be permitted only on land owned by a public agency or that the public agency has transferred to another entity […]

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Everett Explains Low Barrier Housing

May 20, 2016

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On May 11th the Everett City Council approved a request for proposals for an organization to build and operate low barrier housing at a site selected near Pecks and Evergreen Way. The City has promised there will be lots of outreach and public involvement on the low barrier housing campaign. As far as local neighborhood […]

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How Does A Poor Everett See The Future?

May 19, 2016

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Right now it is a poor Everett compared to other cities in the Puget Sound. Budget wise things are okay for the rest of this year and next but deficits re-enter the picture in 2018 and beyond. The City of Everett is in the process of looking at priorities for the future including emergency services, […]

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Everett Animal Shelter Asks Input on Fees

May 19, 2016

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Next Wednesday the Everett Animal Shelter will hold a public hearing on proposed fee increases. They include impound, licensing and adoption adjustments. The last time fees were adjusted was in 2011. Animal Services Director Glynis Frederiksen explains that revenue from the fees helps cover the shelter’s operating costs of caring for 5,000 animals each year. […]

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