Six out of the seven Everett City Council members live within a mile of each other in north Everett. They do not live within 1 mile of two-thirds of Everett citizens in central and south Everett. Our seven at-large City Council members are elected to represent everyone in our city, but some people say living in an area provides the day-to-day experience of its needs. The City Council is expected to vote on this issue soon, so please tell them what you want: firstname.lastname@example.org
The argument is that Everett neighborhoods are very different in culture and lifestyles.
North Everett has a lot of our city’s historical buildings, and it’s bustling with many county jobs. They have the waterfront and the Navy.
Central Everett has a beach. Aside from Jetty Island, this is Everett’s beach.
In Lowell, where I live, it’s country. We have farms! I like hearing the cows moo when it rains.
South Everett is a suburban manufacturing community with a lot of Boeing jobs. The south has the Everett Mall, and Paine Field airport is becoming a regional hub for some major airlines.
The needs of these areas seem very different. Are their specific needs being met?
Imagine a City Council member living in every neighborhood.
Electing representatives by district requires a commitment by our community to do our part.
If we want representation, we must register and vote. We can be part of the process in neighborhood groups, Crime Watch, and boards and commissions. email@example.com
We need new people in underrepresented areas to run for City Council or mayor.
All you need to run for office is be an American citizen and live in Everett one year. Foreign language and new immigrants a plus. There are free classes on running a campaign, fundraising, and how to do the job. Contact League of Women Voters to help you for free. It’s what we do.
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