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We are in Phase 2 in Snohomish County effective immediately!

Mukiltean of the Day

The Mukilteans of June 5, 2020, are Anna Bui, Jordan Ebner and Jake Long. These three amazing young people lost their lives on July 30, 2016 to gun violence in Mukilteo. I think of them and their families and friends often. They were a singer, a baseball player, a kid who loved his family and our beach, and so much more; they touched many lives and had unlimited potential.

Learn about sensible gun reform and ways we can keep our communities safe from gun violence and safe from gun deaths by suicide.
Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Do you know someone who deserves to be the Mukiltean of the Day? Nominate them.

Doing the Work to Do Better

Mukilteo Police Chief Kang issued a letter to the community yesterday, which I encourage you to read.. We have also posted a summary of our recruiting methods, training standards, use of force policies and other issues. You can read it here. The use of force policies can be found here.

I'm also looking into Campaign Zero, 8Can'tWait, and the Obama Foundation Mayor's Pledge (which I have signed) to examine use of force policies. I am also trying to learn more about how to meet the spirit of reducing police funding but keeping the training and community policing efforts that are so key to keeping the culture of our department strong and connected.

I have always been confident in our police department, but I know there are opportunities to do better. We should document and enshrine the culture of community policing and positive leadership that we have today, for instance. I have taken the Obama Foundation pledge to seek feedback from the community. My goal is to begin that work in the next few days. I'll certainly use this email to let you know about ways you can participate, if you are so moved.

Wear Orange

Even in a pandemic, we are reminded of the devastating toll gun violence takes on communities, and the myriad ways that racism and white supremacy put black people and people of color at an increased risk of gun violence, including police violence. In honor of Hadiya Pendleton and all survivors of gun violence, we come together to take a stand against the deadly mix of white supremacy, racism, and gun violence in this country. stand with us in the fight against injustice by wearing orange for national gun violence awareness day, today.

Today, We Are In Phase 2!

Snohomish County has been approved for Phase 2! The Dept of Health approval letter can be found here.

The state website shows the guidance for businesses, and the graphic below links to the full Safe Start report for details on what phase 2 means.

Remember to note that those over 65 and/or those with health conditions are still recommended to stay home and healthy.

Events and Ways to Help

I shared information about the candlelight vigil held on 52nd Ave W outside the City on Wednesday night, and have other events and information to share with you.

Black-owned businesses in our area that you can support.

Peaceful Sign Waving today in Everett, 4-6pm at Broadway and Everett Ave.

This peaceful march is being organized by current and former Kamiak students of color. It is not a permitted or City co-sponsored event, but we are working in collaboration with the organizers to stay aware of their plans.
I want to spread the word as part of my commitment to communicate about these issues.


In The News

Herald coverage of the possible $650m in unemployment fraud.

The New York Times: The CDC waited its entire existence for this moment. What went wrong?

Potential spike in two weeks as we gather in crowds (experts in this Atlantic article also say the protest and purpose are necessary. New York Times articleon same topic.

A (very science-y) Cell article found that the most easily infected cells in the respiratory tract are in the nasal cavity, which could mean that the nose is the coronavirus’s main portal for infection.

New Drive-Thru Food Pantries

Volunteers of America Western Washington is now providing even more
food to our neighbors in need by adding four new drive-through food pantries, no ID or documentation needed. They also need volunteers at all sites: email Lindsay
Donovan at
 Casino Road Food Pantry: Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm @ 14 E Casino Road, Everett, WA 98208
 Sultan Food Pantry: Tuesdays, 11am - 2pm @ 617 1st St, Sultan, WA 98294
 Everett Community College Food Pantry: Wednesdays, 11am - 2pm @ 2000 Tower Street, Everett, WA 98201,
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 Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry: Thursdays, 11am - 2pm @ 6215 196th St. SW Lynnwood, WA 98036
 Former Arlington Haggen Site Food Pantry: Fridays, 11am - 2pm @ 20115 74th Avenue NE Arlington, WA 98223

State Guidance

All reopening guidelines can be found here.

New, Sporting Activities(professional and youth sports, in phases 2 and 3)

The CDC also has a lot of guidance, with the newest covering schools and daycamps.

Fun Diversions and Inspiration

The Herald has hosted a High School Graduates Gallery of Photos here. You can submit your own student's photo by June 30 to participate.

The Everett Farmers Market has resumed walk-up operations, information is here. The Market takes places on Sunday, 11am-3pm, at 2930 Wetmore Ave in Everett.

Just Mercy, the film based on the work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is now streaming for free for the month of June. I saw it in theaters (in another time and place...) and totally recommend it. Check it out.

50 Book Recommendations- one for each state! I've only lived in Washington and New York City, and those two recommendations are The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch (a coming of age novel set in the Pacific NW) and Let the World Spin by Colum McCann. It sounds like it features some good NYC characters, which is what I remember about my time in New York.

City Information

Lighthouse Park, Edgewater Beach and 92nd Street Park reopened on May 5. Bathrooms are open only at Lighthouse Park 7am-7pm. Playgrounds remain closed.

Trails and sidewalks continue to be open for your physical activity! Please respect physical distance of six feet.

All City Facilities closure: City operations will continue via primarily phone, email and online. The public is encouraged to call (425) 263-8000 for assistance with City services or visit our website at Government services are not slated to reopen until Phase 3 of the new reopening plan, which is mid-June at the earliest.

For more information on city facilities, see this link.

Case Count

Current case count is 66 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases identified in Mukilteo (1 new case), with no deaths amongst those cases, and 60 individuals who are recovered (no new recovered individuals).

County case counts are available at this link, updated each weekday at 2pm.

General Resource Links

City of Mukilteo COVID-19 page

Snohomish Health District
Washington State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
COVID-19 Testing Guidelines from Public Health – Seattle & King County
Find information in other languages
Washington State COVID-19 Response

What to do if you are sick: CDC Resources

Watch out for COVID related scams. If you are unsure about whether something is real or a scam, the Justice Department created a central fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721 or You can also call the non-emergency line at 425-407-3999.

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