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Mayor's Message

Feb 26

Mayor’s Message for March 2021

Posted on February 26, 2021 at 12:47 PM by Jan Molinaro

Spring is just around the corner and with those thoughts I mind let’s discuss spring cleaning. Both for our place of residency as well as our community. When we look in what needs to be done in our place we reside should be the same way we view our neighborhood and city. Is there graffiti that needs cleaning off the side of a building? If I live or work along an alleyway, is there anything that needs to be picked up and cleaned? Should a building need a fresh coat of paint to change the look or a new look? Planting of colorful flowers and shrubs can be important in giving an area an incredible appearance that can bring pride to the neighborhood and community. If you have thoughts or have identified areas of the city that need some this TLC, please contact city hall with your thoughts and location. Roll up your sleeves here we go!

Dec 31

Mayor’s Message for January 2021

Posted on December 31, 2020 at 11:35 AM by Jan Molinaro

Happy New Year! Let us celebrate 2021 on a positive note. And that positive note is that 2020 has ended. As our community progresses through the New Year, I am very hopefully that we will not have a repeat of what Enumclaw went through, both personally and commercially, this last year. Hope lies eternal and I have confidence that as the early months of 2021 come upon us we will be emerging from the restrictions and virus that has racked our community.

I have seen and heard several positive items come out these last several months in how so many of our citizens have shown the best of themselves. Whether it is helping a neighbor or elderly citizen, to providing for those that have been more impacted by COVID then themselves. The great need that our local non-profits have seen this year was beyond belief. So many of our citizens were a bright light to step up and meet that need and accept the challenge in assisting others. Thank you cannot be said enough, however I will say it again, loudly. THANK YOU!

Nov 30

Mayor’s Message for December 2020

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 2:18 PM by Jan Molinaro

It has been since April 1 since I last posted a Mayor’s Message. Basically right after the state shut down for COVID. So much has happened that we have experienced for the last 7 plus months that this message will not relive it. Rather let us begin to look towards the months ahead. As spikes in positive COVID cases begin to appear, (yes even in Enumclaw) it is evident that the predicted surge for late Autumn and Winter is beginning to show up. Hospitals in border states are reaching capacity due do this surge. If you are having symptoms, please get tested. If COVID continues to rise, the State of Washington may consider and have no other choice then to implement counter measures to tap it back down as we have recently seen from the Governor. I encourage everyone not to be complacent. Continue wearing masks. Below is a link to King County that provides additional information and guidelines on masks to remind us on what is appropriate mask protection.

As we spend more time indoors, there are recommended ways to reduce the risk from the Department of Seattle/King County Public Health. They suggest to reduce the number of people you’re around as much as possible and the time spent around others indoors.  Stay as far apart as possible, even with masks on.  Remember, the guidance is not “mask up OR stay 6 feet or more of distance.” Rather, the safer thing to do is to wear a mask AND stay 6 feet or more apart from others.

The question of masks and wearing them is another area that Public Health provides additional suggestions.

      • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
      • Be secured with ties or ear loops
      • Include multiple layers of fabric
      • Allow for breathing without restriction
      • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Thank you to every citizen as we continue to navigate through so many issues related to COVID.

Have a very Happy and Safe Holiday season.