Sharon and John took extra steps to host a Meet & Greet with Karen by having a promo card designed, printed and attached to Karen’s doorbell piece and distributed to at least a hundred neighbors. Then a set a table of snacks and waited. Only family members showed up and Councilmember Michael Rohrscheib who lives several doors away.
Not all was lost, however, since I’ve been wanting to inspect the inside of their home, looking for evidence that it was once a floor of the Lot Wilbur mansion which was moved in pieces from its 2nd Street location to “around 5th and Glenn” reported the Snohomish Tribune in 1946.
John, a retired architect showed me around the basement, checking out the joists, but he was not immediately convinced. I promised I’d send along this story I wrote in July 2012.
I plan to check back with him, in the meantime thanks to both Sharon and John for opening their whole home.
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A hand full of neighbors were waiting for Karen when she arrived 10 minutes early to Dick’s house near the Snohomish Library. The first topic was problems in the neighborhood, parking, loud parties, but at the top of the list was homeless drug users that hang out around the library, using benches along the Centennial Trail.
Dick changed the subject with his question of just what is affordable housing. The general definition, Karen explained, is housing that costs no more than 30% of your income, of course, many people are paying more than that in today’s housing market.
Following a lively discussion on many issues, Dick brought the group back to affordable housing as something he wanted to work on to close the get-together.
This mailer is now in the homes of 2,800 Snohomish residents who voted in at least one of the last four elections. (Click the image to view the pdf version.)
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Pictures speaking for themselves.
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