National Drug Take Back Day set for April 27

The Mercer Island Police Department and the city’s Youth and Family Services Department are offering a free, anonymous, medication disposal event for National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center parking lot. People wanting to make drop-offs can walk or drive up to the event location and staff will properly dispose of the medications.

The following medications can be accepted: Any unused or expired prescription medication (including Schedule II through V controlled substances); any used or expired over-the-counter medication; and any pet medication.

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Comprehensive plan open house on tap for May 1

Mercer Island residents can attend a community open house regarding the city’s comprehensive plan reviewal from 6-8 p.m. on May 1 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center to preview the draft amendments to the plan and provide feedback to the city.

As part of the Washington State Growth Management Act, cities are required to periodically review and update their comprehensive plans — these plans guide growth and development over a 20-year time span. The city of Mercer Island is currently reviewing its comprehensive plan for the 2024-2044 period.

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