Citizens will have an opportunity to speak their minds Tuesday night about whether marijuana production, processing and retail facilities should be allowed in Edmonds, and if so, in which parts of the city. The Edmonds City Council is holding a public hearing on that topic at the April 1 meeting, and may take action on an ordinance that has been drafted by the City Attorney.
Recreational sale and use of marijuana was legalized in Washington state with the passage of Initiative 502 in November 2012. The number of places where the marijuana-related businesses could be located is limited due to legally mandated buffer zones around schools, parks, child care centers, arcades and transit centers.
The council has also allocated 60 minutes for continued discussion on the proposed Sunset Avenue Walkway project. The agenda does not indicate that any action will be taken, however.
Other items set to be covered include:
– The awarding of a bid for the Edmonds City Park spray pad. This would be to engage in professional services with a company that has more experience with spray pads; the city’s previous contract with a different company was canceled.
– A public hearing and potential action on an application for a Concession Agreement between the City of Edmonds and Dean Parmenter/Hot Diggity Dog to install a concession stand on the right of way near the Edmonds ferry holding lanes.
– An executive session regarding pending or potential litigation.
You can see the complete agenda here. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds.