City Briefs

Mar 27, 2019

Online open house for Sounder parking and access improvement project

 

With $40 million in funding approved by voters in 2016 as part of ST3, Sound Transit is planning for improved parking and access options at Edmonds and Mukilteo Stations, such as additional parking; better walking, biking and transit connections; and convenient pickup and drop-off areas.

Sound Transit is inviting the public to an online open house to learn more about the project and provide Sound Transit with input that will help inform the agency’s decisions about potential options. All improvements will be complete by 2024.

The online open house will be available through April 8 at edmondsmukilteo.infocommunity.org.

In addition, the public is invited to attend drop-in sessions to talk to Sound Transit staff about the project on the following dates:

 

  • Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Point Blvd.
  • Sunday, March 31, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Edmonds and Mukilteo station platforms

 

Sounder offers commuter service connecting Everett, Mukilteo and Edmonds to Seattle as well as special event service for select weekend Mariners, Sounders FC and Seahawks games. There are four roundtrips each weekday morning and afternoon.

A trip to Seattle’s King Street Station takes approximately 30 minutes from Edmonds and 45 minutes from Mukilteo. Riders with monthly passes have access to additional weekday trips between Seattle, Edmonds, and Everett on Amtrak Cascades through the RailPlus program. (Amtrak Cascades trains do not stop at Mukilteo Station).

Starting April 1, riders can reserve a parking spot at Edmonds and Mukilteo stations until 8 a.m. on weekdays by purchasing a solo-driver permit or signing up for a free carpool permit. To learn more or to apply for a parking permit, visit soundtransit.org/ride-with-us/parking.

 

ICOM hosting 3rd peace rally

 

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo (ICOM) is having its third annual peace rally, which will take place on Saturday, April 6, starting at 10 a.m.

The march will begin at Endeavour Elementary School and will go to Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church.

According to ICOM, the rally is aiming to bring awareness to firearms safety, drug abuse, and mental health. ICOM said all of the community is welcome.

“Today we have to think of our past and try to build a better future for all mankind. It is a duty we should all focus on,” ICOM President Riaz Khan said.

Donations will be accepted in support of the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club.

Contact Khan at mukilteoleader@gmail.com or 210-385-5500 with any questions.

 

MYAC suicide awareness event is April 3

 

Mukilteo’s Youth Advisory Committee will host an event to address and discuss suicide awareness and mental health with “Mukilteo Stands Behind Youth,” April 3 at Rosehill Community Center. The event will start at 5:30 p.m.

The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 13, but was postponed due to snow and ice.

The event will show the movie “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” which will be followed by a discussion panel with mental health professionals. There will also be a resource center with booths available for attendees.

For more information on the movie, visit suicidetherippleeffect.com.

 

Mukilteo ranked 19th safest Washington city by SafeWise

 

SafeWise, a resource for safety and security, revealed their list of safest cities in Washington state, and Mukilteo came in at 19.

According to their list, Mukilteo had a violent crime rate (per 1,000) of 1.34, and a property crime rate (per 1,000) of 21.10.

SafeWise said it reviewed the most recent FBI crime report statistics from 2017 and census population data. Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI were excluded from the ranking system.

Violent crimes consisted of aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery. Property crimes consisted of burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.

This was the second straight year Mukilteo was ranked 19. For the whole list and other information, visit safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-washington.

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