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Civic Affairs

Mill Creek Planning Commission changes East Gateway Urban Village zoning code

The Mill Creek Planning Commission approved changes to the Mill Creek Municipal Code, which are intended to improve the development potential of the East Gateway Urban Village.

At their September 20th meeting the Mill Creek Planning Commission approved changes to the Mill Creek Municipal Code, which are intended to improve the development potential of the East Gateway Urban Village.

However, the final decision on whether or not to implement the changes will be made by the Mill Creek City Council at the September 25th City Council meeting.

164th Street SE intersection improvement project starts

Mill Creek started a project to improve the intersection of 164th Street SE and Bothell-Everett Highway on Monday, September 10th.

The City of Mill Creek, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Marshbank Construction Inc. began a project to improve the intersection of 164th Street SE and Bothell-Everett Highway on Monday, September 10th. The project should be complete in three to four weeks.

The project removes the landscaped median on southbound Bothell-Everett Highway, and restripes 164th Street SE to extend the eastbound left turn lane.

Human rights public workshops – September 17th and 18th

Your Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Snohomish County Council, will host public workshops throughout Snohomish County to engage citizens in an interactive discussion of human rights challenges and opportunities to promote human rights for all citizens.

Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights
Invites our community to public workshops to discuss human rights in Snohomish County

Your Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Snohomish County Council, will host public workshops throughout Snohomish County to engage citizens in an interactive discussion of human rights challenges and opportunities to promote human rights for all citizens.

Terry Ryan announces his resignation from the Mill Creek City Council

Terry Ryan announces his resignation from the Mill Creek City Council.

At the September 4th City Council meeting, Councilmember Terry Ryan announced that he would resign from the Mill Creek City Council at 5:00 PM on September 11th. Ryan said that he was no longer able to juggle his full-time commercial real estate broker job at Kidder Mathews, his part-time job as a soccer coach at Mercer Island High School, his part-time Mill Creek City Council job, and his family commitments. “I am good at keeping a lot of balls in the air, but I just can’t balance everything,” he said.

Everett School District students show progress in math and science

Washington State and Everett School District 2012 test results highlight student progress in math and science.

The Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Dorn, released statewide school test results on Wednesday, August 29th. Statewide and Everett School District test results highlight student progress in math and science.

“Students are continuing to make progress,” Dorn said. “Science and math scores are up in almost every grade. Those trends are due to the great work that our science and math teachers do every day, and the fact that we have new standards that are clear and address what students need now and in the future.”

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

First day of school set for Wednesday, Sept. 5

District and teacher negotiations end Tuesday morning with tentative contract agreement

District and teacher union representatives announced a tentative contract agreement that includes an item students, families and staff have been waiting for – the first day of school for 2012-13 is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

2012 Stuff the Bus campaign a success

The Everett Public Schools Foundation's 2012 Stuff the Bus campaign was a success.

From an Everett School District news release.

Because of the communities' generosity and enthusiasm for helping each student begin school with the supplies needed to start on the first day, the Everett Public Schools Foundation Stuff the Bus third annual campaign has been an overwhelming success. In June, the district's 26 schools reported that an estimated 1,700 backpacks with supplies would be needed by students this fall.

Mill Creek seeks feedback on sign code changes

Mill Creek’s Community Development Department wants to help local businesses reach potential customers by updating the City’s sign code.

Mill Creek’s Community Development Department wants to help local businesses reach potential customers by updating the City’s sign code as earlier reported.

As part of this process, Mill Creek’s Community Development Department created an online survey designed to let the City know what types of signs people think are appropriate. The City is encouraging businesses, residents, and visitors to complete this simple five-minute survey.

City of Mill Creek Sign Code Survey

Everett Public Schools hosts second STEM Symposium

Everett School District hosts second STEM Symposium

The skills represented in the acronym STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics are highly sought by employers today. STEM workers also earn more. According to a 2011 US Department of Commerce report, STEM jobs have grown three times faster than non-STEM jobs in the last 10 years. The report predicts they will continue to do so for the next decade. During the economic downturn, more STEM workers stayed employed than did non-stem workers.

In a second of its community education symposiums, the district’s STEM Symposium on August 22 and 23 will bring educators and business leaders together to plan STEM partnerships. The goal is to leverage local resources and expertise to help infuse STEM instruction into all classrooms so students are ready to lead and shape the future.

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