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Allegations of discrimination against The District Director and Board Chair

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 21, 2023—Citizen Action Defense Fund has launched an investigation into alleged discrimination of Lynnwood Public Facilities District (PFD) board member Vivian Dong by Board Chair Mike Miller and Executive Director Janet Pope for their latest treatment of the newly appointed board member during Lynnwood Luau on August 19. “I felt shocked, frustrated, […]

A taste of Hawaiian culture at The District’s first Lynnwood Luau

Lynnwood Luau

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 20, 2023—The District, formerly called the Public Facilities District, hosted its first outdoor cultural event, Lynnwood Luau, in the parking lot of the Lynnwood Event Center on Saturday, August 19, 2023. Approximately 2,200 people were expected to attend throughout the day enjoying hula and drum lessons by Sunshine from Polynesia; live music […]

The Public Facilities District a NO SHOW for public inspection of books

Public Facilities District

LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 28, 2023—The Lynnwood Times ongoing investigation into the Public Facilities District Board’s alleged unlawful attempt to remove fellow Board member Vivian Dong and allegations of discrimination. The Lynnwood Times notified the PFD Board on Sunday that it will be exercising its right to inspect the Books and Records of the District in […]

Letter-to-Editor: Soft bigotry and racism against the Asian community

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As a long-term resident of Lynnwood, I have always taken pride in my community’s economic, artistic, and park development, creating a stark contrast to Seattle’s current state. However, recent events have unveiled a disheartening disparity between these developments and the underlying attitudes of some of Lynnwood’s public leadership. The United States has seen a surge […]

Council appoints new Police Chief, allegations of discrimination of PFD Board

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 25, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council confirmed Deputy Chief Cole Langdon as the next Police Chief for the Lynnwood Police Department during their business meeting on July 24.  “I live here. I’m raising my family here. I shop here. I’ve been here my whole life — my whole adult life. And so, I’m […]

The District accuses fellow board member of planning spa protest

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 12, 2023—In a shocking decision, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District (otherwise known as The District) unanimously approved a vote of no confidence, Tuesday morning, of its newest, and only Asian American member, Vivian Dong, for her support of Olympus Spa — a District business currently entangled in a legal battle regarding a […]

Lynnwood Public Facilities District meeting on July 11

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The Lynnwood Public Facilities District, now called “The District,” will conduct a hybrid meeting to take place at the Lynnwood Event Center located at 3711 196th St SW in Lynnwood. Participants may also zoom into the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for September 12, 2023. Meeting date and time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday, […]

Lynnwood Public Facilities District meeting on June 6

Lynnwood Public Facilities District

The Lynnwood Public Facilities District, now called “The District,” will conduct a hybrid meeting to take place at the Lynnwood Event Center located at 3711 196th St SW in Lynnwood. Participants may also zoom into the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for July 11, 2023. Meeting date and time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday, […]

Substance abuse clinics, unauthorized travel, PFD interviews at upcoming meeting

Substance abuse clinics

LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 16, 2023—In a rare back-to-back Special Business Meeting and scheduled Work Session for Monday, April 17, the Lynnwood City Council is expected to vote on a moratorium related to substance abuse outpatient clinics, conduct interviews for the Public Facilities District, and discuss parking in front of USPS mailboxes and reimbursement for a […]

Lynnwood Public Facilities District meeting on April 4

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The Lynnwood Public Facilities District, now called “The District,”will conduct a hybrid meeting to take place at the Lynnwood Event Center located at 3711 196th St SW in Lynnwood. Participants may also zoom into the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for May 2, 2023. Meeting date and time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday, […]

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