Gallery: City officials, staff visit Olympia to advocate for Lynnwood

City of Lynnwood elected officials and city staff traveled to Olympia this week to participate in the Association of Washington Cities Lobby Days to advocate for the city’s legislative interests.

On Jan. 28-29. Mayor Nicola Smith, Lynnwood City Councilmembers Christine Frizzell, Shannon Sessions, George Hurst and Julieta Altamirano-Crosby, along with other city staff, are meeting with state representatives to advocate for the city’s strategic priorities.

On Jan. 28, city representatives met with Rep. Lauren Davis, Sen. Jesse Salomon and Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib.

According to the city’s strategic priorities for 2018-22, city representatives will be advocating for:

  • The Poplar Way Bridge — A new bridge connection over I-5 to improve access and circulation for Lynnwood’s future regional growth.
  • 42nd Avenue West — A brand new street in the City Center  core to improve connectivity and pedestrian access.
  • 48th Avenue West — Wider sidewalks with buffered bicycle lanes to improve multi-modal connectivity to SR 524, Lynnwood City Center and future light rail station.
  • The Community Justice Center — In partnership with the Community Health Center of Snohomish County, the new justice center will improve the Lynnwood Police Department’s building standards for public safety and address community health crises.
  • Lynnwood City Center District — This 9.1 million square feet community plan is anchored around Sound Transit Lynnwood Link light rail, which is envisioned to become a vibrant commercial center and welcoming place to live, work and play. There are a wide range of business, retail, residential, and cultural development projects already completed or underway in the City Center district.
  • South Lynnwood Park — With direct access to the Interurban Trail, this 4.2-acre diverse neighborhood park is being redeveloped for active recreational use.

–Photos courtesy of the City of Lynnwood

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