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Edmonds City councilmember and family safe at home after being stranded during Los Cabos hurricane

Edmonds City councilmember and family safe at home after being stranded during Los Cabos hurricane

What was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in Los Cabos turned into “quite an adventure” for Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and her family, who were caught in the eye of the category 4 hurricane that devastated the Mexican resort area last week. Fraley-Monillas, her husband Domie Monillas and their adult son Dominick returned to Edmonds Friday night, Sept. 19, after catching ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Testing out the Sunset Avenue walkway

Scene in Edmonds: Testing out the Sunset Avenue walkway

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What’s next for Hutt Park trees? Arborist report expected next week, no suspect identified

What’s next for Hutt Park trees? Arborist report expected next week, no suspect identified

The City of Edmonds is working with a certified arborist to assess the extent of damage caused by a vandal who hacked at least 100 trees in the Seaview neighborhood’s Hutt Park in late August. According to City of Edmonds Parks Manager Rich Lindsay, the arborist has been spraying red paint on damaged trees for tracking purposes and the city “should receive a full arborist report next w... »

Council sidebar: Earling explains next steps for ‘surprise’ Fire District 1 billing

Council sidebar: Earling explains next steps for ‘surprise’ Fire District 1 billing

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling had more to say Tuesday night about the $1.67 million bill the City of Edmonds received for retroactive pay raises for the Fire District’s union employees. “It was not a surprise that we got a bill,” Earling said during the mayor’s comments section of the Edmonds City Council meeting. ” We knew that was coming. It was a surprise — the size o... »

Council sidebar: Earling calls out ‘mischaracterization’ regarding Westgate; Bloom asks Buckshnis to hold citywide town hall

The Westgate development plan and Councilmember Joan Bloom’s Monday town hall meeting on that same topic generated some sparks during the mayor and council comments section of Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “There’s been a mischaracterization that the staff plan is the reason that the Westgate plan is what it is. That’s certainly not true,” said Mayor Dav... »

Edmonds City Council modifies Highway 99 zoning requirements; gets an earful from Port on shoreline plan

Edmonds City Council modifies Highway 99 zoning requirements; gets an earful from Port on shoreline plan

With two members — Strom Peterson and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas — absent Tuesday night, the Edmonds City Council voted 3-1 with one abstention to change zoning requirements aimed at encouraging more mixed-use development on Highway 99. The measure — which now has to come back before council in ordinance form — removed the requirement that all general commercial (GC) zoned pr... »

Scene in Edmonds: Storm drainage work aimed at preventing floods

Scene in Edmonds: Storm drainage work aimed at preventing floods

Expect delays as flaggers manage traffic flow around construction crews installing new catchbasins and other upgrades to Edmonds’ downtown storm drainage system. The area had been subject to flooding in heavy rain situations, as we captured here in August 2013. Current construction activity is concentrated on 4th Avenue South between Main and Walnut Streets. According to crews, this phase of... »

Surprise: City of Edmonds gets $1.67  million bill from Fire District 1

Surprise: City of Edmonds gets $1.67 million bill from Fire District 1

Nearly five years after the Edmonds City Council voted to contract with Snohomish County Fire District 1 to handle City of Edmonds fire services, the city has been hit with a $1.67 million bill covering retroactive pay raises for the Fire District’s union employees. Here’s the city announcement My Edmonds News received Tuesday morning: Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling announced Tuesday that ... »

Just posted on My Edmonds News TV: Video of Westgate Town Hall meeting

Just posted on My Edmonds News TV: Video of Westgate Town Hall meeting

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Town hall meeting on Westgate redevelopment plan draws crowd

Town hall meeting on Westgate redevelopment plan draws crowd

A town hall meeting Monday evening focusing on the future of the Westgate neighborhood sparked spirited discussion among the more than 100 attendees. The focus was a plan that has been under development by the City of Edmonds for several years and included two years of work by the Planning Board and three public hearings, following initial data collection, citizen surveys and meetings, and reports... »

New on My Edmonds News TV: Ride with Larry Vogel along Sunset Avenue

New on My Edmonds News TV: Ride with Larry Vogel along Sunset Avenue

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A whale of a sign at Edmonds’ Marina Beach

A whale of a sign at Edmonds’ Marina Beach

Marina Beach Park in Edmonds has a new interpretive sign identifying it as part of The Whale Trail, a series of sites around the Northwest where the public may view orcas, other whales and marine mammals from shore. The Whale Trail is also a non-profit organization, formed through a collaboration of agencies including the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and NOAA Fisheries, along ... »

Reminder: Councilmember Bloom to hold town hall meeting about Westgate Monday

A reminder that Edmonds City Councilmember Joan Bloom will be holding a town hall meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 about the Westgate plan and zoning proposals that are currently being considered by the City Council. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 10220 238th St. S.W. in Edmonds. The meeting will be held in the basement; there is another meeting going on ... »

From My Edmonds News TV: full video of Mayor Earling’s Highway 99 town hall meeting

From My Edmonds News TV: full video of Mayor Earling’s Highway 99 town hall meeting

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Mayor’s Town Hall: Edmonds has eye on redeveloping Highway 99, but it will take time, money

Mayor’s Town Hall: Edmonds has eye on redeveloping Highway 99, but it will take time, money

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling brought his town hall meeting to the Highway 99 neighborhood Thursday night, and reaffirmed that the city would like to redevelop the two-mile corridor now dominated by auto dealerships and strip malls — but admitted that it will take both time and money. The City of Shoreline’s efforts to clean up its section of the Highway 99 corridor – now on its final segment n... »

From Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling: What’s the scoop…? More trains, coal trains, oil trains…?

From Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling: What’s the scoop…? More trains, coal trains, oil trains…?

Over the past year or more, you have all heard about, read about, or talked about the ongoing news of more trains, coal trains and oil trains. So what is all the fuss about and what’s going on to address the prospect of additional trains into the state and more specifically, Edmonds? To begin with, a bit of background… many of you will recall at one time we, along with the State Depart... »

Nothing calm about Edmonds City Council traffic calming presentation Tuesday night

Nothing calm about Edmonds City Council traffic calming presentation Tuesday night

Edmonds City Councilmember Joan Bloom continued her efforts to dig deeper into the city’s traffic calming program, and the result was a 30-minute interrogation Tuesday night of City Public Works Director Phil Williams. Bloom had requested that city staff make a presentation to the council following the recent disclosure that Williams agreed to use $10,000 allocated to the city’s traffi... »

Edmonds City Council to honor Robert and Janice Freeman Tuesday

Edmonds City Council to honor Robert and Janice Freeman Tuesday

Robert “Bob” Freeman, an Edmonds environmental advocate who passed away Sept. 1, and his wife Janice will be honored with a proclamation at Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting. The meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, is scheduled to last an hour, followed by council committee meetings. It’s important to note that committees are work sessions fo... »

Reminder: Earling Town Hall meeting set for Sept. 11 in Highway 99 neighborhood

Reminder: Earling Town Hall meeting set for Sept. 11 in Highway 99 neighborhood

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled a second Town Hall meeting for Thursday, Sept. 11, this time in the Highway 99 neighborhood. The meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the new Community Health Center of Snohomish County located at 23320 Hwy. 99 in Edmonds. Community members from the Highway 99 area are invited to attend to discuss current issues relating to the neighborhood, ask questions... »

From the Edmonds Mayor: Perfection vs. good

From the Edmonds Mayor: Perfection vs. good

Most of us have encountered the phrase “perfection is the enemy of good”. As I later found out, the phrase “perfect is the enemy of good” is attributed to Voltaire. None-the-less I first encountered the phrase years ago in a meeting with Senator Slade Gorton. Senator Gorton is one of the wisest and most perceptive people I have ever known. He used the phrase in a discussion... »

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