While we’ve had our share of comments on My Edmonds News lately about the Edmonds City Council proposal to place a property tax levy before voters, a common complaint by those who go regularly is that no one bothers to actually attend the meetings to tell the council what they think. So citizens of Edmonds, here’s your chance, as the council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night specifically to hear what you think about the idea.
The levy proposal that will come before the council in ordinance form was passed 3-2 last week by a temporarily smaller council (Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Michael Plunkett were absent). It calls for $700,000 to perform overlays on aging streets, $800,00 for building maintenance and $1 million to cover the city’s budget deficit.
Also on Tuesday night, the council will discuss a report form the Edmonds Public Facilities District which will include additional funding required for the Edmonds Center for the Arts, which has been struggling to meet its bond payment during the recent economic downturn. And the council will recognize the promotion of Edmonds Police Officer Josh McClure to the rank of corporal, and will also discuss the possibility of self-funded medical insurance for city employees.
The meeting will be in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., starting at 7 p.m. Prior to the regular meeting, the council will hold an executive session on labor negotiations.