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City seeks new judgment in Humann case as former HR director asks for an additional $1 million in attorney fees

City seeks new judgment in Humann case as former HR director asks for an additional $1 million in attorney fees

Recent motions filed by both sides in the case of former City of Edmonds Human Resources Director Debi Humann against the City of Edmonds and former Mayor Mike Cooper suggest that despite the more than $1 million awarded to Humann by a jury in November, this action is far from over. On Dec. 2, Humann’s legal team filed a motion in federal district court on her behalf asking that the court aw... »

Citizen Harry: 2015 City of Edmonds budget approved — what’s in it?

Citizen Harry: 2015 City of Edmonds budget approved — what’s in it?

The Edmonds City Council approved the 2015 budget Tuesday evening. It’s the first time a budget has been approved in at least six years that projects running at a deficit. Not that the city will run out of money, but rather for the first time the city expects to spend more money than it takes in. How did this happen, and is it a problem? The city has built up fairly high reserves over the pa... »

Reminder: The future of senior housing in Edmonds — what do you think?

Reminder: The future of senior housing in Edmonds — what do you think?

The Alliance for Affordable Housing recently presented a draft of their findings to the Edmonds Planning Board. The report is titled: Housing Profile: City of Edmonds and is available on the city website here. In our last article we laid out the data regarding population trends and some implications for housing. Before we explore the topic of affordable housing we would like your input on the futu... »

Edmonds City Council approves 2015 budget, passes resolution supporting Coburn as new judge

Edmonds City Council approves 2015 budget, passes resolution supporting Coburn as new judge

The Edmonds City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2015 budget Tuesday night, but not before voting against a proposal by Councilmember Lora Petso — and supported by Councilmember Joan Bloom — to add a crime analyst/crime prevention analyst to the Edmonds Police Department. Councilmembers voting “no” made it clear they were supportive of providing more police re... »

Student representative sought for Edmonds Arts Commission

The Edmonds Arts Commission is seeking a student representative to serve on the commission. Students age 16-25 who will be enrolled in high school or college-level classes during the 2015-2016 academic year and who live in Edmonds are eligible to apply. Students with leadership qualities and with any level of experience or background in the visual, literary and/or performing arts are encouraged to... »

City Council set to approve Edmonds 2015 budget, social media use policy, new judge

The Edmonds City Council is scheduled to approve the 2015 budget Tuesday night, and will also consider the following items: — The proposed 2015-2020 Capital Facilities Plan/Capital Improvement Program (this has been on the council’s agenda for discussion for quite some time and includes hot-button issues like that Sunset Avenue Walkway). —  Approving a social media usage policy t... »

Reminder: City of Edmonds hosting annual Celebration of Lights fundraiser for youth scholarships

Reminder: City of Edmonds hosting annual Celebration of Lights fundraiser for youth scholarships

In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one. Each light you light is a donation to the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. A living fir tree is strung w... »

Reminder: Public hearing on Starbucks drive-through Dec. 18

Reminder: Public hearing on Starbucks drive-through Dec. 18

A reminder that the Edmonds Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 18 regarding a proposal by Seven Hills Properties to build on a vacant lot next to the Edmonds Walgreens an approximately 2,126-square- foot building for a Starbucks with a drive-through lane. Starbucks has been issued a building permit for a new coffee shop adjacent to the Walgreen’s  store on Edmonds Way in... »

From the Edmonds Mayor: Celebrate the season, be thankful and share

From the Edmonds Mayor: Celebrate the season, be thankful and share

Every day is a new adventure. We in the Puget Sound area lead fast-paced, hectic lives. Our family schedules, back and forth to work, keeping our budgets straight, when is the concert, when will I get to the store, the car needs to be serviced tomorrow and I have to be where? You get the idea… because you experience it daily. We at the city experience this too. We are finishing up a year of many a... »

New on My Edmonds News TV: Mayor’s Town Hall travels to Point Edwards

New on My Edmonds News TV: Mayor’s Town Hall travels to Point Edwards

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Edmonds City Council majority supports hands-off approach to new Business Improvement District

It’s been nearly two years since the Edmonds City Council approved a proposal advocated by business owners to create a Business Improvement District in downtown Edmonds. Since that time, the BID, which represents nearly 350 businesses, has renamed itself the Downtown Edmonds Alliance (ED! for short) and has also launched a variety of initiatives — from complimentary umbrellas to market... »

Reminder: Mayor schedules final town hall for 2014 — Wednesday at Point Edwards

Rounding out his series of Town Halls for 2014, Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled his fourth and final Town Hall Meeting of 2014 for Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Point Edwards Charter Club located at 85 Pine St. in Edmonds. Community members from the Southwest Edmonds area are invited to attend the meeting to discuss current issues, ask questions and provide feedback. Along with ... »

Edmonds City Council to continue discussions on budget, capital plans, housing Tuesday night

The Edmonds City Council is scheduled to continue discussing several high-profile issues during its study session Tuesday night, including the proposed 2015 budget and 2015-2020 Capital Facilities Plan/Capital Improvement Program, and the Draft Housing Element for the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update. The council also has a few action items on its agenda, including appointments to fill two vacancies... »

Giving back: Giving Tree tags still available at Frances Anderson Center and City Hall

Giving back: Giving Tree tags still available at Frances Anderson Center and City Hall

Throughout the holiday season, My Edmonds News will be highlighting charitable organizations or activities that we hope our readers will consider funding as a way of “giving back” to the community. Tags still remain on the City of Edmonds-sponsored Giving Trees at Edmonds City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center — and the deadline to return gifts is Friday, Dec. 12. The tags are ... »

Edmonds closer to forming Diversity Commission; city councilmembers wrangle over study session format

The City of Edmonds is a step closer to having a Diversity Commission, after the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night agreed to form a task force of citizens and councilmembers to develop recommendations for establishing such a commission. The six councilmembers present Tuesday night (Strom Peterson and Mayor Dave Earling were absent) were unanimous in their support of the idea, but agreed they woul... »

‘We were lucky': Edmonds Public Works Director says of weekend storm damage

‘We were lucky': Edmonds Public Works Director says of weekend storm damage

The Nov. 29 windstorm hit Edmonds with a vengeance. Packing westerly winds gusting to a reported 40 mph, it hit during high tide and whipped Puget Sound into a maelstrom. At the height of the storm, the Edmonds waterfront looked like it was in the grip of a hurricane, as unrelenting waves overtopped the marina breakwater, ripped apart the seawall adjacent to the senior center, and overwhelmed stor... »

Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 2 includes discussion on establishing Diversity Commission

The Edmonds City Council agenda for this Tuesday, Dec. 2 includes the following items: – Discussion and action regarding staffing related to the City Council Executive Assistant and Legislative Assistant positions. – Public hearing on the draft Housing Element of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update. – Final report on the Perrinville Creek Flow Reduction Study and Pre-Design Projec... »

From the Edmonds Mayor: A ‘thank you’ to David Jaffe

From the Edmonds Mayor: A ‘thank you’ to David Jaffe

I recently received a phone call from David Jaffe, CEO of Swedish Edmonds, letting me know of his plan to retire at the end of this year. We as a community need to pause, reflect and thank him for the inspiring leadership he has brought to Swedish Edmonds and to Edmonds. He and Swedish laid out an ambitious plan to improve health care for Edmonds and South Snohomish County, and they have “wa... »

Now you can license your dog online for 2015

Now you can license your dog online for 2015

The City of Edmonds reminds you it’s time to license your dog for 2015 — and you can do it online. Go to www.PetData.com and enter your zip code. You can license multiple pets at the same time, and easily upload required documents. All major credit cards are accepted, and a small convenience fee will apply per transaction. Displaying a current license tag on your pet’s collar makes it easy f... »

Edmonds train trench, other rail crossing options get an airing at Tuesday council meeting

Edmonds train trench, other rail crossing options get an airing at Tuesday council meeting

The discussions took place in two separate parts of the Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday night, but the topic of solving access between the city’s waterfront and the rest of Edmonds over increasingly busy BNSF train tracks took the lion’s share of the study session meeting time. Near the beginning of the meeting, Rick Schaefer of Tetra Tech provided an overview of his company’... »

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