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Snohomish CITY OF EVERETT COUNCIL POSITION #2

Term: 4 yearsSalary: $28,163The City Council is the legislative body for the City. The Council adopts local laws (ordinances) to secure the safety and assist the well-being of the city residents, the city's physical environment and amenities, and the city economy. The Council is responsible for approving financial expenditures and adopting the city budget as well as establishing policies and regulations in order to guide the city's future. The elected mayor serves as chief administrative officer for the city
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What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastucture?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

What is your commitment to senior citizens?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

What are other major issues facing your city or town?

Of those listed above, which one is the most urgent?

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Phone (425) 760-1967
Email jeffmoore4council@gmail.com
Town where you live Everett
Experience (300 characters max) Served since 2010 on the Everett City Council, Council President in 2014 and 2015. Over a decade with Everett Public Schools. Years of involvement with non-profits such as Rotary Club of Everett, Providence General Foundation, YMCA, and United Way.
There are many issues surrounding our infrastructure here in Everett. Our North Everett utilities are outdated and are not equipped to keep pace with our projected growth. We have thirteen vacant police positions that need to be filled and are included in our current budget. We face some of the worst traffic in the region, confining us to hours in our cars rather than at home with our families. We are missing vital sidewalks and bike paths to keep our pedestrians and bicyclists safe. And we are facing a growing homelessness and opioid crisis in our region. I will work on these issues tirelessly and collaboratively with my fellow City Councilmembers to find ways to improve our infrastructure as our city continues to grow.
I believe we need a multi-pronged approach to tackling homelessness in Everett. First, I believe that we need to think creatively and compassionately about whatever solutions we put on the table. No city in our region has quite figured out how to respond to homelessness effectively and respectfully. We need to work regionally with the County, State, and our neighboring cities so that we aren’t just pushing our homeless populations from one city to another. Additionally, I’m a strong supporter of building permanent housing to serve our low income residents and our homeless populations. There is no better way to end homelessness than putting rooves over heads. Finally, while homelessness itself should not be criminalized, there are bad actors in every community. Our police department needs the manpower, tools, and support to effectively enforce our laws and make sure that those who are engaging in illegal behavior face consequences.
Our senior citizens are a vital part of the fabric of our community. Many have built their lives here, working and living in Everett for decades and helping to shape to our city into what it is today. I’ve been doorbelling extensively and what I’ve heard from seniors is that their biggest concern is public safety. I will work with my colleagues on the City Council and our new Mayor to ensure that the budgeted vacancies are filled. I will work to provide the tools and resources our police department needs to make sure every neighborhood is safe and every person, senior to child, feels safe in their homes.

Additionally, I will work to expand senior services and build affordable housing throughout our region. As seniors are often on fixed incomes, we need to make sure that they don’t get priced out of Everett as home prices increase and new residents come to town.
Immigration is an issue that is largely outside of the jurisdiction of the Everett City Council. However, I want all of our residents to feel safe and like they can call the police should a crime be committed. Our City Council unanimously voted to make Everett a “safe city.” I was proud to support that designation and will continue to work to ensure that every resident feels safe, regardless of where they were born.
Economic development continues to remain a priority for me. Whether it’s filling the empty storefronts of downtown with new small businesses, cutting the red tape to make it easy for someone with an idea to launch their business, or attracting new employers and family wage jobs to town, financial stability helps build strong families and strong communities.

Finally, through my work at the Everett School District and my support of bringing the Washington State University campus to Everett, I have long been a strong supporter of ensuring educational opportunities for our young people. A thriving and expansive education system that leaves our young people prepared for the 21st century economy is the greatest economic driver that we could look for and I will continue to work to make sure that every young person in Everett has access to a top-quality education.
I believe that public safety, homelessness, and the opioid epidemic are the most urgent issues facing our city and our region. I will work each and every day to get us closer to solutions that reflect our compassionate values and ensure that we are moving our city forward.
During my tenure on the City Council, I’ve been lucky with work with a great mayor in Ray Stephanson. Working together between the administration and the City Council often means finding common ground on the issues that impact our community and making sure that we all have the best information possible to make our voting decisions. While Mayor Stephanson has decided not to run for re-election, both candidates are current colleagues on the City Council and I look forward to working with either of them in this new role.

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