In accordance with key priorities to support our ultimate vision and goal of ensuring the best quality of life possible for our residents, businesses and visitors, all mayoral directives are orders issued directly by Mayor Cassie Franklin. These directives urge City of Everett employees and departments to take immediate and specific action to achieve the outlined goal.
During the 2023 State of the City address on Mar. 9, 2023, Mayor Franklin announced five new directives that are now the priority of City of Everett staff and departments:
- Violence prevention and reduction
- Behavioral health
- Housing choices for all
- Climate action and sustainability
- Prosperous city
To view all directives issued under the authority of Mayor Franklin, select the tabs below for a year-by-year list, including a PDF version of each directive.
2023 mayoral directives
On Mar. 9, 2023, Mayor Cassie Franklin issued five new directives. Below is a link to each directive – as well as a list of associated initiatives.
- Directive 1: Violence prevention and reduction (PDF)
- Directive 2: Behavioral health (PDF)
- Directive 3: Housing choices for all (PDF)
- Directive 4: Climate action and sustainability (PDF)
- Directive 5: Prosperous city (PDF)
2022 mayoral directives
Mayoral directives for 2022 not available.
2021 mayoral directives
Mayoral directives for 2021 not available.
2020 mayoral directives
In fall 2020, Mayor Cassie Franklin issued two directives. Below is a link to each directive – as well as a list of associated initiatives.
- Directive 2: Affordable housing for all (PDF)
2019 mayoral directives
Mayoral directives for 2019 not available.
2018 mayoral directives
In early 2018, Mayor Cassie Franklin issued five directives. Below is a link to each directive – as well as a list of associated initiatives.
- Directive 1: Youth, gun violence and gang reduction (PDF)
- Directive 2: Community planning and economic development (PDF)
- Directive 3: Community engagement and inclusion (PDF)
- Directive 4: Safe streets program (PDF)
- Partner with Snohomish County and housing providers on future supportive housing projects and expanding shelter capacity
- Partner with providers on education and employment opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness, substance-use disorders, and/or mental illness
- Develop a pilot program to streamline access to medication-assisted treatment for COET contacts
- Provide community updates regarding our progress and develop targeted educational campaigns and training
- Improve tracking and analysis of Safe Streets programs and City spending on street-level issues
- Directive 5: Budget deficit (PDF)
- In partnership with the City Council, establish an oversight team consisting of executive staff and the Council budget subcommittee
- Evaluate all vacant positions for potential elimination
- Reduce travel and training costs
- Evaluate current services and identify potential modifications and options for controlling costs within existing services
- Solicit and evaluate cost-saving and service-modification suggestions from employees and the community
- Explore alternatives to reduce costs for employee benefit programs
- Expand the City's volunteer program
- In partnership with the City Council, investigate collaborative and alternative funding or service delivery models for existing services
Transition Advisory Team
In December 2017, Mayor Franklin asked 55 community leaders to serve on her transition advisory team and to provide feedback on Everett's strengths and the opportunities they want to see the City pursue. There was representation from across the city, and from different age groups, income brackets and industries. The team provided valuable input (PDF) that helped influence Mayor Franklin's top priorities of public safety, economic development and community engagement.