Everett Safe Streets Plan Taking Shape

October 28, 2015

Everett, Everett Government

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There is a major movement going on to improve conditions for people who’ve been living on the street in Everett.

As part of his 2016 budget address today Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson again highlighted his Safe Streets Plan and the two million dollars in the budget to address street level issues on multiple fronts.

Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman told MyEverettNews.com that he anticipates having a special unit dedicated to Safe Streets including a sergeant and four police officers ready by the end of the year.

He told the council the unit is a top priority and officers will be re-assigned from other duties to make up the new unit.

Positions will be back-filled as more officers graduate out of the police academy. The unit will also have dedicated social workers and a prosecutor.

On November 16th there will be a low-barrier housing forum featuring Lloyd Pendleton who led an initiative that greatly reduced the population of people experiencing homelessness in Utah. It’s set for 6:30pm at the Historic Everett Theatre.

Other highlights from the budget address included word that the Broadway Bridge replacement project is 3 months ahead of schedule and the bridge will be open before the end of this year.

The Mayor says Everett has seen gains in retail sales, particularly in vehicle sales and revenue from building materials and garden centers.

State funding has been secured for both phases of a freight mobility project to keep trucks and traffic moving on 41st Street, Rucker Avenue and West Marine View Drive from I-5. Construction will begin next summer.

In late 2016 Everett will begin work on the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge and stormwater pipeline project.

You can see the Mayor’s entire Everett, WA 2016 budget address here.




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One Response to “Everett Safe Streets Plan Taking Shape”

  1. Teverett Says:

    Will this measure stop the drug use by the mission every time I drive by it there is some one is openly smoking meth .. Not even trying to hide it. The sidewalk is cluttered with garbage and filth from the hordes of people and bicycle frames. The city nneeds to do. Something about this. Problem homeless drug addicts . What happen to the no camping laws in everett. Why are they not strictly inforced anymore.