District 3:  Edmonds  -  Lynnwood -  Woodway

Councilmember Stephanie WrightOctober 5, 2011
Executive Releases 2012 Budget
Upcoming Public Budget Meetings
North Corridor Transit Project (Northgate to Lynnwood) Open for Public Comment
Congratulations, ECA
Stephanie Wright, District 3 County CouncilmemberCouncilmember Stephanie Wright 
3000 Rockefeller, M/S 609,
Everett, WA 98201
Office Location:

8th floor, Robert J. Drewel (Admin East) Building  

Phone: 425-388-3494     

Email me: Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org
Legislative Aide: Jennifer.Smolen@snoco.org 


Executive Releases 2012 Draft County Budget   

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon presented his proposed 2012 budget last Friday. Before a room full of County staff, elected County officials, media, and interested public, Reardon offered his take on how to move Snohomish County forward next year, building on Snohomish County's fiscal solvency.

The Snohomish County budget process requires the Executive to provide his initial budget plan to the County Council (which he did last Friday), after which the Council accepts or modifies the plan, before sending it back as a counter-proposal to the Executive in the form of a County ordinance prior to Thanksgiving.


To read more about the Executive's draft of the 2012 County Budget, including numerous reports and budget resources, visit the County Executive's page on the County website.


For initial summary of the Executive's proposed budget, readers may be interested in recent coverage from The Everett Herald.  

County Council Hosts Public Budget Meetings 


The County budget process continues with a series of three town meetings in October. Each public budget forum will be free and open to the public, attended by some of the five County Council members and representatives from the Council's legislative analyst budget staff.  


Each forum is a separate meeting, offered with duplicate structure and opportunities to provide comment. Attendance at more than one of the following meetings is not necessary in order to provide public comment -- the multiple opportunities are simply provided for the public's convenience. 

Feel free to contact my office with any questions.


First public forum: MONROE
Monday, October 10, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

East County Senior Center 
276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe


Second public forum: LYNNWOOD
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Alderwood Water District Admin Bldg
3626 156th Street SW, Lynnwood


Third public forum: MARYSVILLE
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Marysville City Hall
1049 State Ave., Marysville


Sound Transit LogoSound Transit North Corridor Transit Project

Project Update - September 30, 2011

Extending transit from Northgate to Lynnwood

Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are beginning the environmental analysis for the North Corridor Transit Project, part of the Sound Transit 2 Plan approved by voters in 2008. 

The first step to developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is called "scoping." Scoping provides an opportunity for the public and agencies to learn about and provide comments on the project as environmental review begins. You can comment on aspects including the proposed purpose and need of the project and potential route and corridor alternatives, including I-5 and SR 99. (Download printed mailer here.) 

Join Sound Transit at a public scoping meeting
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011: Shoreline Conference Center
    18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline
  • Thursday, October 13, 2011: Embassy Suites Hotel
    44th Ave W, Lynnwood
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2011: Ingraham High School
    1819 N 135th St, Seattle

All meetings will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Taking public transit to the meeting? Try the Sound Transit or Community Transit trip planner.

Your comments are important

Comments will be accepted until October 31, 2011.

Edmonds Center for the Arts logoArtsCrush Marks 5 Years: $253,000 Raised at Gala

Congratulations to the staff and boards of Edmonds Center for the Arts, as well as their loyal supporters, on a fabulously successful 5th annual ArtsCrush Auction and Gala. The event raised over $235,000 that will enable the Center to continue to entertain, educate and inspire our community through the performing arts. 


Thank you, all, for the work on this impressive event as well as the work you do on a daily basis to promote the arts, to lift up our youth, and truly inspire the community.



Greetings, friends!   

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Thank you for being an involved citizen. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to represent you on the Council!



Stephanie Wright
Snohomish County Councilmember, District 3