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Jim Smith departs in legislative ‘blaze of glory,’ Sutton’s call for audit passes

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 13, 2023—In their final meeting of the year, the Lynnwood City Council passed their mid-biennial budget and added new agenda items for the incoming council next year. The budget passed without any further discussion in a 6-0-1 vote with Councilmember Josh Binda abstaining.  As was previously reported, since Lynnwood operates on a […]

Snohomish County prepares for annual Point-in-Time homeless count


SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 12, 2023—The Snohomish County Department of Human Services, in collaboration with community and human service providers, is gearing up for the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. This annual initiative remains a cornerstone in Snohomish County’s commitment to understanding and addressing homelessness within the community. “Every year […]

Council slashes mayor’s property tax hike, calls for audit

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 28, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council approved a 5% increase (or $225,000) to the property tax levy, down from the mayor’s proposed 22% figure, during its business meeting on November 27. Council members call on a third-party audit to rein in city spending. According to Finance Director Michelle Meyer, this is roughly an […]

With $3 million surplus, residents argue against 22% property tax increase

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 21, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council is considering a 22.23% increase on the property tax levy and held a public hearing on it during a special business meeting on November 20 before their normal business meeting. None who spoke during public comments were in favor of the increase, most citing the rise in […]

Lynnwood to hold Public Hearing on 2024 property tax levy increase of 22%

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 14, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council will hold a Special Business Meeting on Monday, November 20, 2023, for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on the 2024 Property Tax Levy. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers and remotely on Zoom at https://lynnwoodwa.zoom.us/j/81292681086. The regularly scheduled Work Session […]

Volunteers of Lynnwood’s Hygiene Center clean up Gold Park

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 19, 2023—The Lynnwood Hygiene Center closed early on Thursday, May 18, to allow staff member Amberlee Bell, and nine other volunteers the opportunity to clean up neighboring Gold Park. From 4 p.m. until about 4:45 p.m. the crew collected four large bags of trash before reconvening at the Hygiene Center for a […]

Lynnwood’s Hygiene Center struggles to keep up with staggering numbers

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 10, 2023—Every Monday through Saturday morning, Amberlee Bell exits her on-site trailer to prepare the Lynnwood Hygiene Center for operation. The site provides access to private showers, restroom facilities, clothes, and food to people who are homeless and living in extreme poverty. Like many of the six volunteers that work at the […]

Annual Homeless Point-in-Time count highest in over 10 years

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 4, 2023—The Annual Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) count, designed to provide a snapshot of households experiencing homelessness on a single night, was conducted on January 24, 2023. This survey was supported by the efforts of 247 volunteers, County personnel, and partnering agency staff. The 2023 count identified 1,285 people in 1,028 households […]

Annual Point-in-Time homeless count to take place on January 24


EVERETT, Wash., January 11, 2023—In collaboration with community and human service providers, the Snohomish County Department of Human Services is conducting the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The annual count is an important tool in the community’s efforts to assess the number of homeless individuals and families in Snohomish County, […]

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