From strategic planning to budgeting by priorities, busy week for City of Edmonds meetings

It’s a full week for Edmonds city government and its citizens, starting with Monday night’s Strategic Plan workshop — the second of two Strategic Plan brainstorming sessions in the past week. On Tuesday, the Edmonds City Council will meet starting at 6 p.m. for an executive session, followed by a 6:30 p.m. meeting with board and commission candidates, then the regular 7 p.m. meeting. On Thursday, the council will receive a presentation on Budgeting by Priorities presented by Mike Bailey, Finance Director for the City of Redmond.

Here’s a summary of the week:

Monday: The City’s Strategic Plan workshop will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Library Plaza room. You have three ways to sign up: Fill out a form on the city’s website, send an email to StrategicPlan@edmondswa.gov, or call Cindy Cruz at 425-775-7724.

Tuesday: The Council’s 6 p.m. executive session will focus on a real estate matter and potential litigation, following by the 6:30 meeting with candidates for appointment to Architectural Design Board, Arts Commission and Sister City Commission. At 7 p.m., the regular Council agenda will include:
- Confirming the appointments to Architectural Design Board, Arts Commission, and Sister City Commission.
- Listening to Annual Reports of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau and Municipal Court
- Report on Flower Basket Donation Program
- A discussion regarding taking minutes/notes during executive sessions.
- Continued discussion of proposed ordinance amending the Edmonds City Code to extend the Economic Development Commission Sunset Date
- A presentation on the City of Edmonds Municipal Energy Plan.
- A proposed ordinance amending the provisions of apprenticeship participation on City construction contracts.
- A discussion of the City’s 2012 Salary Range Table
- A report on March 13 City Council Committee Meetings

The Council meeting will be in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds.

Thursday: Mike Bailey, Finance Director for the City of Redmond, will give an overview of the Budgeting by Priorities process used in Redmond, lessons learned after using this process through multiple budgeting cycles in Redmond, and will provide tips for how to make this successful here in Edmonds. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

You can find more information on all of these meetings on the City’s website.

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