City Council to discuss Styrofoam ban, levy committee formation

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The Edmonds City Council on Tuesday night will consider a ban on Styrofoam food containers at Edmonds businesses. If approved, Edmonds would join the cities of Seattle and Issaquah and San Juan County in banning Styrofoam take-out containers.

Other items on the Council agenda include:

– A recommendation by the Finance Committee to appoint a seven-member Levy Committee (one appointee per council member) that would oversee preparations for a possible levy to be placed before voters in an upcoming election.

– A draft process for filling the council seat being vacated by Councilmember Dave Orvis as of May 31.

– Consideration of a $15,000 contract with Climate Solutions, a Northwest-based environmental nonprofit organization, to join the New Energy Cities program. The program is aimed at helping cities address a host of environmental issues, including energy efficiency, clean energy financing, distributed renewable technologies, smart grids, and electric cars.

A complete agenda can be found here. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located in the Public Safety Complex at 250 5th Ave. N., in Edmonds.

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