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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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Biographical Information

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?

What methods will you use to work with the mayor (if you have an elected mayor) or the city manager or administrator(if you have an chief administrator hired by the council)?

Phone (509) 554-4705
Town where you live Everett
Everett is growing much more quickly than our planning can keep up with. We are currently working on the urban growth zone, but the college area just north of that zone is actually more concerning to many citizens. We need to expand our planning to include these areas, rather than focusing on zones as they were defined 20 years ago.
Helping our homeless population find work and get out of the cycle of drug/alcohol use will be the best long term plan. Simply finding housing for them is not enough, and puts continuing pressure on our tax-paying residents.
Senior citizens deserve to continue to live respectable lives. Adult housing should take into account the increasing active senior population, keeping up with the modern demands of this group. I would like to see the volunteer efforts continue to grow, keeping seniors active, engaged, and interested in their community.
Everett is currently labelled a “safe city” with many of our residents calling for the term “sanctuary city” to be used. I agree with these residents, as focus on law-abiding residents for immigration concerns only takes away our already strained resources. Everett is a diverse city and we are stronger for it - this should not be hindered by a negative focus on immigration.
Opioid addiction is a major concern in Everett. We need to treat this as a medical issue rather than a legal one - helping people break the cycle of addiction works best when they can find work after treatment, and having criminal records due to use or possession only makes it more difficult. Transparency is a concern for all of our residents - everyone should be able to hear plans before decisions are made and have an opportunity to be heard. It is not enough to simply hear these residents, especially afterwards, but rather to know that their concerns are being considered.
Addiction is the most urgent of issues, as it affects those considered the most vulnerable within our city.
I believe in immediate and thorough communication and a professional mutual respect. Regardless of opinions that may or may not be differing, this respectful communication ensures that we focus on what is best for the future of Everett.
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