Plunkett calls his own meeting to discuss waterfront properties

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Two days after Edmonds City Councilmember D.J. Wilson announced that he and two other councilmembers had meet privately two weeks ago with the Port of Edmonds, the Washington State Department of Transportation, the Edmonds mayor and city staff to brainstorm ideas for the Edmonds waterfront, Councilmember Michael Plunkett announced that he is hosting a public meeting on the same topic.

The meeting will be  from 2:30-4 p.m. today,  Friday, to discuss “how to best engage Edmonds resident in improving the city’s downtown waterfront properties,” according to the meeting announcement.  The gathering, which was announced Thursday afternoon, will include a presentation by citizen group Imagine Edmonds and the Pomegranate Center, an Issaquah-based nonprofit focused on community-generated design and development.

The meeting will be in the Fourtner Room, Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N.

During Tuesday’s council meeting, Plunkett said the March 25 meeting should have been done in public to avoid any appearance of impropriety. Wilson disagreed, stating the gathering was the result of a council directive that tasked Wilson and Councilmembers Steve Bernheim and Diane Buckshnis with leading an exploration of the waterfront area’s future,  and was solely for the purpose of information gathering.

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