December City of Everett Newsletter
Mayor Stephanson

A season of change

December marks the final month of Mayor Stephanson’s tenure as Everett mayor. He is the city’s longest-serving mayor, and is retiring after more than 14 years of service to our community.

As we prepare for the mayoral transition, we are highlighting past Everett mayors and sharing historical photos – with help from the library’s local history buffs. Watch our Facebook page for videos, photos and fun facts on past mayors of Everett.

Cassie Franklin will be sworn in as the City’s newest mayor during the Jan. 3 City Council meeting. Read our recent news release to learn more about the transition advisory team providing input on possible goals and priorities for Mayor-Elect Franklin’s administration.

The City Council is currently seeking applicants to fill the seat currently held by the mayor-elect. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. The successful candidate will be sworn in in January and will serve until the results of the November 2018 election are certified. Applications are available on our website.

Be a Mutt Mitt champion!

We’re looking for volunteers to help stock doggie bag dispensers in local parks. Mutt Mitts remind residents and visitors about the importance of bagging their pet’s waste and placing it in the trash. Bagging pet waste and putting it in the trash keeps harmful bacterial and other organisms from entering creeks and local waterways either through storm drains or stormwater runoff or from groundwater seepage.

Want to help? Volunteers help make sure that doggie bags are available at their adopted park – usually a commitment of less than an hour a week. Volunteers are still needed at the following parks: Hauge Homestead, Silver Lake Trail, Loganberry Off-leash Area, Alder Street Park (by View Ridge Elementary) and Rucker Hill. Learn about Mutt Mitts, and other volunteer opportunities on our website.

Give Responsibly

Give responsibly this holiday season

Around the holidays, many people and groups enjoy helping those who are less fortunate through donations of food, clothes and other items. While this caring spirit is needed and greatly appreciated, when donations are made directly to individuals on the streets, there can be unintended consequences, including debris and waste, costly City clean-up, crime, and more. During this season of giving, we ask that you give responsibly and make your donation go further. Consider donating to one of the many service organizations in Everett, and see how local service providers pay your donations forward by checking out the City’s YouTube channel.

Start streaming for free with Kanopy at the Everett library

The Everett Public Library now offers the on-demand streaming service, Kanopy, for free to library card holders. Access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on demand instantly by visiting
This service showcases more than 30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among others. Kanopy provides Everett Public Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value.  Users can access Kanopy through a variety of devices, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and Android. To learn more about Kanopy and how to use it, visit

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Licensing your pet just got easier

Did you know you can now purchase and renew City of Everett pet licenses online? All cats and dogs six months of age and older living within city limits are required by law to be licensed, and licenses must be renewed annually. Pet licenses identify animals if they become lost, and the revenue helps support the animal shelter in reuniting animals with their families. If you’re not sure whether your address is within city limits, you can use the City’s online search tool. To purchase a pet license, visit

We've got Everything Everett

Stay in the know by tuning into our new show, Everything Everett! Everything Everett highlights City programs, events and projects, and showcases the people, neighborhoods and cultures that make Everett vibrant. Each month you can catch up on all of Everett's happenings, learn what’s coming next and maybe even see some adorable animals. Catch Everything Everett on The Everett Channel or subscribe to the City of Everett YouTube channel so you never miss an episode.

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Transmission Line 5 changes happening in January

The City’s water transmission lines need regular maintenance and occasional upgrades to the system, which can require temporary shutoff of water services to customers in the affected area. We are currently planning for a major upgrade to our No. 5 transmission line in early 2018. The upgrade will be on the Three Lakes Valve, a pressure-sustaining valve east of Everett; we will construct a new bypass line and valve, giving us a more robust and resilient water supply system.  To do this, we are working with a contractor to install a new pipe and valve parallel to the Three Lakes Valve that will be connected to the pipeline.

This transmission line project will require us to take many people out of water for up to 48 hours. We are working closely with our wholesale water purveyors and single-family customers connected to the No. 5 transmission line to make sure they are prepared to assist their customers. No customers inside the city limits will be affected. Learn more at

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Santa Paws - You better watch out, you better not bark, because Santa Paws is coming to town! Bring the whole family (furry and human) to the Everett Animal Shelter on Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet your favorite jolly old elf and get your annual holiday photo for just $25! This holiday fundraiser helps with medical costs, diagnostics and treatment for shelter animals. There will be a raffle prize, holiday items for sale, hot drinks and yummy treats for dogs and humans alike!

A Sassy Brassy Holiday - It’s big, bold, and fabulously festive! Seattle Men’s Chorus returns to Everett on Dec. 16 at the Historic Everett Theatre for the most welcoming celebration of the season. Enjoy the heartwarming melodies, familiar carols, and show-stopping shenanigans that have made this event a tradition for almost 40 years. You’ll hear your holiday favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Hall,” brought to life by 200 proud singers and a full brass band. Learn more and get tickets.

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