City of Everett News

Everett Transit Long Range Plan

In 20 years, our community will grow and our transportation network will offer many more options to travel. Everett Transit is developing a Long Range Plan to create a roadmap for its future growth. You’re invited to share what you value most about your local transit service and how transit can best support our community into the future. Whether you currently use Everett Transit or not, your voice is important in shaping the agency's future. An online open house is available through June 22. Please take a moment to fill out the transit values survey.

Everett Transit will also host three in-person events in June, where community members can learn about the project and share input. The Visioning Workshop (June 8, 6-8 p.m. at Everett Station) includes a presentation and question-and-answer session with project staff. Learn more at Everett Transit will use community input to develop service options and establish a set of service standards to bring back to the community in fall 2017, and expects to finalize the plan in early 2018.

Everett Transit
Ladies Tea

Community events

  • Batter! Batter!: Baseball season is here and the hot dogs, peanuts and popcorn are calling. Opening day for the Everett AquaSox is June 15 and is the perfect way to start your summer. Visit for game schedules and ticket information.
  • Spot of tea?: Ladies of all ages, you are invited to join the 8th annual Ladies Tea & Brunch on Saturday, June 17, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Carl Gipson Senior Center. Enjoy an elegant afternoon of tea, music, sandwiches, sweets and more. Tickets are $20. Call 425-257-7087 for more details.

Get to know… the Everett Animal Shelter!

The Everett Animal Shelter cares for nearly 5,000 animals each year, working to return lost pets to owners, providing shelter and care to lost or unwanted pets, and finding new homes for adoptable pets. Here are a few more things you may not know about your City’s animal shelter:

  • The shelter cares for traditional pets like cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and rabbits, but every now and then the occasional tropical bird, ferret, and rooster shows up, too!
  • Adoption fees for cats and dogs include spaying/neutering, a microchip, first set of vaccinations, dewormer, application of flea treatment, and feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus test for cats.
  • Have enough furry critters at home? Everett Animal Shelter still has services for you! The shelter offers $40 microchips for cats and dogs during hours of operation—no appointment necessary.
  • The shelter has more than 300 volunteers who walk dogs, assist customers, take care of small critters, help in vet services, and more! Want to join them? You must be able to commit to a 2-3 hour shift once a week for a minimum of 3 months.
  • Foster volunteers house adult cats, kittens, and puppies. Fostering is a great way to volunteer with your whole family—you don’t have to leave home, after all!

Want to learn more about the shelter or meet with a few adoptable dogs? The animal shelter will be attending Sorticulture with a few dogs that you can adopt at the event and take home that day! You can also visit them online at, on Facebook and in person at 333 Smith Island Road.

Dog in a feather boa

Speaking of Sorticulture

The 20th Annual Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival takes place this weekend, June 9-11, at Legion Memorial Park. With over 100 vendors, a food fair, live music, a wine garden, pet adoptions, display gardens, activities for kids, and Ciscoe Morris giving a keynote presentation, this is an event that you do not want to miss.

Bring your whole family and arrive via the free transit shuttle or ride your bike and park it at the bike corral. Your gardens will look amazing after a trip to Sorticulture. And be sure to check out for more upcoming summer events. See you there!

Library expansion

The City Council received a briefing earlier this month on the Evergreen Branch expansion project. Still in the schematic design phase, the plan calls for adding approximately 5,600 square feet to the existing 8,500 square foot building and 30 parking spaces. There will be a larger children’s area, more public computers, a quiet room, and more meeting rooms. Plans also include a more visible street sign along Evergreen Way.

Library staff conducted an extensive public outreach process to gather input, including an online survey, visits to neighborhood groups, a public presentation at a regular meeting of the library board, and informal discussions with story time families and other groups that regularly use the facility. The next phase is design development. We expect to break ground in the first quarter of 2018. Learn more on the Library’s website.

South branch expansion
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