Special to The Advocate
Recently, the Everett City Council unanimously passed an ordinance sponsored by Councilor Anthony DiPierro; lowering the city-wide speed limit from 30 to 25 MPH. DiPierro has long made the case that in a city as densely populated as Everett, 30 MPH is just too fast. The change is set to take effect on June 1st.
DiPierro said “what may seem like a small difference in speed, will make a huge difference for the safety of our residents.” Throughout the month of May, the City will be working to educate residents about the change and will be issuing daily public service announcements in multiple languages. DiPierro added that the intention of his ordinance is to change the culture of drivers in the community and hopefully make them more cognizant of their surroundings, in turn making neighborhoods safer.