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Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Around Snohomish County

Everett: Public hearing on $20 car tabs Wednesday
A public hearing will be held during the City Council meeting Wednesday, Aug. 6, on proposed legislation to adopt a $20 vehicle license fee within the city. The fee is part of Mayor Ray Stephansonís proposed package of budget balancing measures, and is projected to raise $1.5 million to pay for transportation projects in 2015.
On July 30, the city council created a Transportation Benefit District, a separate taxing authority covering the entire city which can enact a car tab fee of up to $20, and whose board of directors is comprised of the city council members. Implementing the car tab fee is the only item on the districtís agenda Wednesday.
The district meeting will take place during the city councilís regular session, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 3002 Wetmore Ave.
Marysville: City seeking tourism grant applications
The city is seeking nonprofits developing tourism programs to enhance and promote Marysville to apply for grants under its Hotel/Motel Tax Grant program. Agencies such as historical societies, art groups, chambers of commerce, museums and galleries, youth activity organizations and service clubs are eligible, provided they can demonstrate nonprofit status, the ability to accomplish the project, and that they comply with relevant state laws.
Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis. Application forms, documents explaining state laws and about the cityís Hotel/Motel Tax policy are available online at, or by contacting the cityís Executive Office at 360-363-8000 or at 1049 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Sept. 5.
Suit over offender housing moves to federal court
A lawsuit by John Mackís Holy Ghost Revival Ministry against the city of Marysville has been moved into federal court. The reason the city petitioned for the change of venue is not clear and the cityís attorney could not be reached for comment. The Macks allege in their suit that Marysville is using its code enforcement ordinances to drive them out of the city. The city has cited the Macks for housing people in a commercial facility and storing trucks and other equipment in a residential zone. A court date has not been set.
Monroe: School district sets public hearing for budget
Monroe School District has scheduled a public hearing for the 2014/2015 district budget at 6 p.m. Monday.
The board expects to adopt the budget at its meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 25
The meetings are set to take place at the administration office, located at 200 E Fremont St.
A draft copy of the budget is expected to be on file at the office.
People who need to arrange special accommodations may call 360-804-2501 to for assistance at least 48 hours in advance.
Council cancels tonightís meeting
The Monroe City Council has canceled its meeting scheduled for Tuesday, due to the National Night Out against crime event planned at Lake Tye Park. The next council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at City Hall.

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