By Harry Gatjens
In an email Thursday morning, Michael Plunkett announced his intentions to leave the Edmonds City Council on June 4. Plunkett said he has been trying to work out the details of his departure for the past several weeks and has finally come to a definitive answer.
Having recently gotten married, Plunkett’s personal situation has changed and he has decided to give up the council seat he has held for more than a decade. Plunkett’s wife has a home in Magnolia and he will ultimately be moving into that house on a full-time basis. He currently splits his time between that house and his condominium in Edmonds.
Now that Plunkett’s resignation date has been announced, the next step will be for the City announce a time frame for taking applications for the open seat. Current councilmembers will review the applicants and interview those qualified.
Plunkett, a real estate agent who has lived in Edmonds for more than 30 years, was elected to his fourth City Council term in 2009. He served as Council president in 2004 and 2008.