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September 20, 2019

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Comment Period Open On Housing Hope Proposal To Change Zoning In Port Gardner

This field is at the center of the zoning discussion.

A public comment period has started on a proposal by Housing Hope to change the zoning at the location of a former school play field from single family to multi-family.

The location in the 3600 block of Norton has generated a lot of controversy as the plan would bring a development that would provide housing to students and their families experiencing homelessness in Everett. Here’s the legal notice published today by the City.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Everett Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal further described below at 6:30 PM in the William E. Moore Historic City Hall, 3002 Wetmore Avenue in Everett, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City of Everett SEPA Responsible Official, after review of an environmental checklist and other information regarding this amendment, issued a Determination of Non‐Significance (DNS) on this proposal. Issuance of the DNS is a determination that there will be no probable significant adverse environmental impacts from the proposal and that a detailed Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

Proposal: An application by Housing Hope to amend the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map from Single Family to Multifamily, and the Zoning Code Map from R‐1 (single‐family attached low‐density residential) to R‐3 (multiple‐family, medium‐density).

Location: A 3± acre parcel (00541500300200) located on the west side of Grand Avenue in the 3600‐block, with Norton Avenue abutting the west property line. The property is owned by the Everett School District and leased to Housing Hope and is currently an informal grass field.

A copy of the proposed amendment, environmental checklist and DNS are available from David Stalheim at the Planning Department, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 8‐A, Everett, WA 98201, or by visiting the city’s website at https://everettwa.gov/1481/Comprehensive‐Plan‐Docket‐Cycle or call (425) 257‐8731.

Any comments on the determination of non‐significance must be submitted in writing to David Stalheim during the fourteen (14) day period ending October 4, 2019.



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September 19, 2019

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Friday In Downtown Everett Group Plans “Die-In” To Highlight Climate Change

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The “die-in” is scheduled to last 11 minutes.

Passing along notification of an unusual 11-minute event in downtown Everett this week.

Global Climate Strike Die-in at Noon Friday September 20th at the Snohomish County East Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, sponsored by 350 Everett, League of Women Voters of Snohomish County, and SnoCo Indivisible.

Arrive by 11:45, make a sign with cause of climate-related death, to demand bold climate action from leaders. This 11 minute Die-in signifies the 11 years we may still have to take strong action against irreversible climate damage. The League of Women Voters will have a Voter Registration booth 11 am to 1 pm.



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September 18, 2019

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Library Plans To Make Discussions In Everett More Civil

Tired of all the shouting? Here’s an alternative.

If you think there is too much shouting and not enough civil conversation in Everett, Washington lately you are not alone.

Now there’s a plan by some folks to do something to create change. Here’s more.

Civil Everett is a planned program series presented by the Everett Public Library and City of Everett designed to engage the community around the broad theme of civil discourse. The goal is to bring the community together to tackle challenging topics and conversations together in a productive and respectful way.

Civil discourse is a dialogue of mutual respect and listening where people are open to learn, constructively articulate a point of view, explore areas of agreement and disagree respectfully. We benefit from multiple solutions that contribute to better decisions, improved public policy and better quality of life.

At what point does a conversation become a battle? The kick-off event for the Civil Everett series features philosopher David E. Smith, who provides tools and insights needed to have civil conversations in an angry age. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down and explores how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations on notoriously difficult topics. This talk lays the foundation needed for developing thoughtful, fruitful conversations about challenging issues. An interactive workshop will follow the talk.

Smith holds a PhD in religious studies from Temple University. For the past decade, he has held roles as a lecturer, assistant professor, and associate professor of philosophy and religious studies. He currently teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington.

This program will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cascade High School library, at 801 E. Casino Road, in Everett. The program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and advance registration is required by calling 425-257-8000.

This program is co-sponsored by the Everett Public Library, City of Everett, League of Women Voters and Humanities Washington.

For more information, call 425-257-8000 or visit www.epls.org/civil.



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September 17, 2019

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Everett Community College Gives Trojan Mascot A Makeover

Here is the new “Spirit Mark”

There have been multiple updates to the Trojan over the years.

This in Monday from Everett Community College regarding the updating of the Trojan which has been used by the school since 1942.

The college is introducing a new Trojan design, continuing EvCC’s 78-year use of the Trojan symbol for student spirit and college athletics.

Everett Junior College students selected the Trojans as the college’s mascot in 1942 by popular vote, with the Trojans besting the Seahawks, Loggers, Grizzlies, Pilots, Aces and Cascadians.

In the past seven decades, the college has used several versions of the Trojan design. EvCC’s new Trojan design, also known as a spirit mark, symbolizes and honors the Trojan spirit.

EvCC athletic teams and Student LIFE office are using the new Trojan, and students, faculty, staff and visitors will see it on campus starting today (Sept. 16). Watch for the new design on outdoor banners on Broadway in north Everett soon.

The new Trojan was created by Slagle Design owner Jeremy Slagle, who did extensive research about EvCC and Trojans to create a unique spirit mark for the college.

As part of the year-long design process EvCC’s Student LIFE and Athletics offices conducted a survey, talked with students and worked with multiple departments across campus.

“Those discussions provided the framework for the design process that ultimately resulted in a strong representation of Everett Community College values and pride in the Trojan spirit mark,” said Garet Studer, EvCC Director of Athletics.

The new Trojan design includes a key part of the college’s logo, the Feather Star (red pointy triangle), which is inspired by the three spires of the Feather Star sculpture located near EvCC’s Parks Student Union.

The sculpture was one of the only pieces left standing after arson destroyed the college’s student union and library in 1987, a blaze that Everett Firefighter Gary Parks died fighting. The Feather Star became a symbol of rebirth and a part of the college’s logo.

EvCC’s logo design is not changing and will continue to be used for college business.



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September 16, 2019

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Oil Spill Response Hearing In Everett Tuesday

The Washington State Department of Ecology is holding a public hearing in downtown Everett, Washington on Tuesday to gather input on rules covering oil spill response. Here’s more information. Ecology is formally proposing an update to Chapter 173-182 WAC, Oil Spill Contingency Plan Rule. This rule requires large commercial vessels, oil handling facilities, and pipelines to have detailed […]

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September 15, 2019

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Everett Planners Holding Workshop Tuesday On Supportive Housing In Single Family Zones

As the City of Everett’s zoning code changes to accommodate increased growth, the single-family zone is facing encroachment from many directions. Recently the desire of Housing Hope to build supportive housing on publicly owned land for students of families experiencing homelessness led to a moratorium on any applications for that use. City of Everett, Washington […]

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