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Civic Affairs

The City Manager's Desk: Strategic Planning

Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager, discusses Mill Creek’s strategic planning process. This article is being reproduced at no charge as a public service.

In the last issue of the Mill Creek View, I indicated that subsequent columns would deal with topical and relevant issues.  The subject of the first article is “strategic planning.” 

There has already been a lot written in the Mill Creek View about the City’s Strategic Plan.  Despite that, many people still do not know what strategic planning is, or why it is important for the City to undergo a strategic planning process. 

Surface Water Management considers rate restructuring

Snohomish County’s Surface Water Management Division is seeking input as it gathers comments and ideas to balance programs and services with changing needs.

Input needed on services; residents asked to complete online survey

Snohomish County’s Surface Water Management Division is seeking input as it gathers comments and ideas to balance programs and services with changing needs.

The process could potentially lead to a countywide restructuring of Surface Water Management rates. Surface Water Management invites you to participate in an online survey and provide input at www.survey.surfacewater.info.

Put your leadership skills into action by volunteering on Snohomish County’s Council on Aging

The Snohomish County Council on Aging (COA) is seeking vibrant new members for terms beginning January 2014.

The Snohomish County Council on Aging (COA) is seeking vibrant new members for terms beginning January 2014. Snohomish County residents interested in the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities are asked to apply for membership on the COA. The COA manages federal, state and local funds targeted for our elderly citizens.

We are continuing to build an even more effective Council on Aging to promote the physical and emotional well-being of senior Snohomish County residents,” said Council Chair Ron Vivion.

Stuck in a backup? Washington State Patrol suspects texting to blame

The Washington State Patrol is beginning to suspect that many of the collisions which cause traffic backups and delays are caused by people who are texting and driving at relatively low speeds.

The Washington State Patrol is beginning to suspect that many of the collisions which cause traffic backups and delays are caused by people who are texting and driving at relatively low speeds.

Those backups impede traffic, frustrate other drivers, and impact the state’s economy by interfering with freight mobility.

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