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Reminder: Deadline Monday, Feb. 2 to apply for Edmonds City Council opening

The Edmonds City Council is accepting applications from qualified Edmonds residents to be considered for appointment to a vacancy on the Edmonds City Council for position 2, vacated by Strom Peterson after he was elected to the state Legislature. The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 2. The City of Edmonds is a Mayor/Council form of government with regularly scheduled council meetings on Tuesday e... »

Council votes to pay retroactive Fire District 1 bill, push for contract changes

After receiving what essentially amounted to a pay first, talk later ultimatum from Snohomish County Fire District 1, the Edmonds City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to cover a $1.6 million invoice for retroactive wage increases for the district’s firefighters and paramedics– then work toward fixing the original city-Fire District 1 agreement to avoid future billing surprises. Council... »

Edmonds Planning Board meetings now available for viewing online

You can now watch City of Edmonds Planning Board meetings live via the City of Edmonds website. The meetings will also be recorded and available to watch later at this link. The Planning Board is a seven-member group of local residents appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to provide advice on community planning issues. Members serve as volunteers and meet twice monthly, the sec... »

Edmonds City Council to hear options Tuesday for avoiding future Fire District 1 billing surprises

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night will consider options for ensuring that the city in the future is not caught off guard by a larger-than-expected bill from Fire District 1. Mayor Dave Earling and City Councilmembers were taken aback last August when Fire District 1 presented the city with an invoice for $1.67 million, covering retroactive wage increases resulting from Fire District 1’s settl... »

Affordable housing in Edmonds: What’s next?

What do housing options have to do with Edmonds? In a previous article, we discussed the kinds of housing that currently exists in Edmonds and how much more will be needed. When we consider the “more” we also need to look at the “kind.” See the previous article online here. Now that we’re looking forward to the future of housing with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, it’s important to con... »

City Development Services assistant Linda Ross retiring

City Development Services assistant Linda Ross retiring

Linda Ross, an administrative assistant for the City of Edmonds Development Services Department on the second floor of City Hall, will be retiring Jan. 31, after 20 years with the city. “I have so enjoyed my work here, will miss the great staff, and especially my regular customers that I have gotten to know so well over the years,” Ross said. “I hope this is not goodbye as I look forwa... »

From the Edmonds Mayor: Part II — Welcome to 2015

From the Edmonds Mayor: Part II — Welcome to 2015

Okay so in my last column I let you know “it’s always sunny and 82 in Edmonds”. Since then I’ve had several comments made to me about my favorite Edmonds saying, all in good humor, some of which I could print… others, not so much! In that column I also recounted some of the challenges we will be addressing this year. Many, as you may recall, focused on escalating costs the ... »

City Council approves Veterans Plaza design; acknowledges concerns of Garden Market organizers

City Council approves Veterans Plaza design; acknowledges concerns of Garden Market organizers

In front of large contingent of local veterans, the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a design proposal for a new Edmonds Veterans Plaza memorial to be built outside of the City’s Public Safety Complex — but not before acknowledging concerns that it could impact operation of the Edmonds Museum’s annual Garden Market. Edmonds veterans speaking in favor of the propo... »

Public hearing, design approval for new Veterans Plaza on Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday

Public hearing, design approval for new Veterans Plaza on Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday

The Edmonds City Council is scheduled Tuesday night to hear a presentation on a proposed design for a new Edmonds Veterans Plaza to be built outside of the City’s Public Safety Complex at 250 5th Ave. N. Citizens will also have an opportunity to weigh in during a public hearing. After receiving 12 submittals during a design contest, a community group charged with overseeing the project is pr... »

Long-time City of Edmonds employee Huda Olsen retiring

Long-time City of Edmonds employee Huda Olsen retiring

A familiar face in the City of Edmonds will retire later this month after two decades of service. Huda Olsen, the city’s business license clerk, first started with the city in a job-sharing position in1990, leaving for two years to take a full-time job with the City of Mill Creek. “When they had a full-time position open here [in Edmonds] I came back in 1994,” she said. Commuting... »

Scene in Edmonds: 15th Street Southwest Walkway project complete

Scene in Edmonds: 15th Street Southwest Walkway project complete

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City of Edmonds seeks citizens to serve on Economic Development Commission

The Edmonds City Council is seeking applicants interested in serving on the City of Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission. The purpose of the commission is to address specific issues related to economic development; it is responsible for helping identify new sources of revenue as a direct result of economic development projects and new strategies for economic development; and to provide... »

Mayor Earling’s State of City Address set for Feb. 12 at Edmonds Theater

Mayor Earling’s State of City Address set for Feb. 12 at Edmonds Theater

Mark your calendars for Thursday morning, Feb. 12 — that’s when Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling will present his 2015 State of the City Address. Earling will discuss the successes and challenges of the past year, projects and goals for the coming year, and long-term strategies for 2015 and beyond. Delivering opening remarks for the Mayor will be acclaimed guidebook author and travel TV host... »

Coburn sworn in as new Municipal Court Judge

Coburn sworn in as new Municipal Court Judge

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City Council discusses timeline, options for filling vacant Position 2 seat – March 3 vote set

City Council discusses timeline, options for filling vacant Position 2 seat – March 3 vote set

The last time there was a vacant Edmonds City Council seat, it took 59 ballots by the remaining six councilmembers to fill it. During Tuesday night’s council study session, it was clear that some on the council don’t want to see history repeat itself. Before Councilmember Strom Peterson left the council last week to become a state Legislator, he and Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monill... »

Sunday’s big match-up: an Edmonds kind of rivalry!

Sunday’s big match-up: an Edmonds kind of rivalry!

In a rivalry that transcends politics, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and City Councilmember Diane Buckshnis will cheer for opposite sides in this Sunday’s NFC playoff when the Seattle Seahawks square off against the Green Bay Packers for a Super Bowl berth. “I’ve been a Packer fan since I met my husband Steve 24 years ago,” said Buckshnis. “I grew up in Oregon and didn&#... »

City of Edmonds invites you to ‘Like’ its new Facebook page

City of Edmonds invites you to ‘Like’ its new Facebook page

The City of Edmonds has launched a new Facebook page as part of its ongoing effort to enhance communications with the community. The City adopted its social media policy last fall, with the goal of launching a Facebook page in the new year. The Facebook page can be found here. “We recognize the value of this popular tool in the digital age and feel the City’s new Facebook page constitutes a real s... »

Judge Coburn swearing-in scheduled for start of Tuesday City Council meeting

Judge Coburn swearing-in scheduled for start of Tuesday City Council meeting

Before diving into its regularly scheduled study session this Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Edmonds City Council will confirm and swear in new Municipal Court Judge Linda W. Y. Coburn. The council last month unanimously passed a resolution expressing “intent to confirm” Coburn. The action was worded that way because the position wouldn’t officially become vacant until after current Judge Doug Fair l... »

Edmonds Diversity Commission Task Force outlines action plan during first meeting

Six members of the Edmonds Diversity Commission Task Force appointed by the Edmonds City Council met Friday to discuss mission statement language, declaration of purpose, and method for selecting commission members. The action followed the unanimous Dec. 2, 2014 council vote that formation of an Edmonds Diversity Commission move forward. Task force members Mario Brown, Tung Bui, Emily Hill, Gayle ... »

Partial road closure on 5th Avenue South set for Friday

Final pavement restoration on 5th Avenue South between Alder Street and Maple Street will occur on Friday, Jan. 9 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., the City of Edmonds said. The construction work will complete the pavement restoration for the recently completed utility work for the 5th Avenue Animal Hospital. Questions or concerns should be directed to Jennifer Lambert, Engineering Technician, at 425-771... »

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