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Willow Creek daylighting alternatives highlight first Marina Beach Master Plan open house

Willow Creek daylighting alternatives highlight first Marina Beach Master Plan open house

The question of how and where to daylight Willow Creek took center stage in the first of what will be three open house meetings to present, discuss and solicit public input on the Marina Beach Master Plan. More than 40 people attended to hear the project team give a status report on the plan, update what has been accomplished and lay out what remains to be done. While the plan takes a comprehensiv... »

Edmonds City Council actions: K-9 Kira sold to City of Everett, fire station to be named for community activist

Edmonds City Council actions: K-9 Kira sold to City of Everett, fire station to be named for community activist

In addition to appointing a new city councilmember, the Edmonds City Council took several other actions at its Tuesday night meeting, including selling police dog Kira to the City of Everett, renaming a fire station in honor of late community activist Betty Mueller and awarding a bid for the City Park Spray Pad to Aquatic Specialty Services. Assistant Police Chief Jim Lawless noted that the Edmond... »

Edmonds City Council makes quick appointment: Michael Nelson, Planning Board member

Edmonds City Council makes quick appointment: Michael Nelson, Planning Board member

History didn’t repeat itself Tuesday night as the Edmonds City Council made quick work of its appointment to fill the Position 2 council seat vacated by Strom Peterson, who was elected to the Washington State Legislature. Michael J. Nelson, a member of the City’s Planning board and co-chair of the Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee, was appointed on the fourth ballot. The last ... »

City thanks Port of Edmonds for funding toward at-grade rail crossings alternatives analysis

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling expressed his appreciation Monday to the Port of Edmonds Commission for its recent vote to contribute $25,000 toward the city’s local match of $100,000 for an alternatives analysis of at-grade rail crossings along the Edmonds waterfront. Port of Edmonds Commissioners voted unanimously Feb. 23 to support the city’s proposed study — now being considered i... »

Students sought for two-week Edmonds exchange trip to Japan

The Edmonds Sister City Commission has extended its deadline until March 10 to fill three remaining spots for the high school exchange program in Hekinan, Japan this summer. Every summer, 15 high school students from Edmonds exchange a two-week stay with high school students in Hekinan, Japan. “Staying with a host family is an engaging and affordable way to visit Japan,” the commission... »

Scene in Edmonds: Latest fine-tuning to Sunset Avenue parking

Scene in Edmonds: Latest fine-tuning to Sunset Avenue parking

The latest in the ongoing evolution of the Sunset Avenue walkway project is the designation of some angle parking spaces for use by compact cars only. The new signage also requests that motorists “pull forward” until their tires touch the curb. It’s all part of the ongoing effort to best mesh the needs of the public with those of the property owners. “The driveway across fr... »

Vote to select new city councilmember set for Tuesday night

On Tuesday, the Edmonds City Council will vote to select a new councilmember to replace Strom Peterson, who is now in the state Legislature. Whether the six voting councilmembers will come to consensus in the time allotted is unknown. Last time the council voted to fill a vacant seat, in March 2014, the effort spread across two meetings and 59 ballots because the group was deadlocked 3-3. Finally,... »

Vote in our poll: How many ballots will it take to elect a new councilmember?

Next Tuesday, March 3, the Edmonds City Council will vote to select a new councilmember to replace Strom Peterson, who is now in the state Legislature. Each councilmember will nominate one of the 10 applicants – who were interviewed by the council Feb. 17 —  and then the council will vote on those nominated, one ballot at a time. The first applicant to receive a majority of votes — fou... »

Edmonds City Council retreat set for March 13-14 in Lynnwood

The Edmonds City Council will hold its annual retreat on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, although some government watchers are wondering why the meetings will be in Lynnwood rather than Edmonds. Here’s the retreat schedule: Friday, March 13 Call to Order: 9 a.m. Location: Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood Adjourn: Approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 Call ... »

Now on video: Mayor talks financial realities with Edmonds Chamber members

Now on video: Mayor talks financial realities with Edmonds Chamber members

  You can watch the mayor’s entire presentation by clicking on the video link above. “Financially we’re in good shape now,” Mayor Dave Earling told attendees at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, “but there are some worries longer term, that we need to at least be thinking about and perhaps trying to resolve.” Earling went on to discuss poss... »

Comprehensive Plan open house: Citizens learn about city’s ‘road map’ for meeting future challenges

Comprehensive Plan open house: Citizens learn about city’s ‘road map’ for meeting future challenges

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Open house March 4 on Marina Beach Park Master Plan

Open house March 4 on Marina Beach Park Master Plan

The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating a Master Plan for Marina Beach Park, which includes alternatives for daylighting Willow Creek. Community involvement is a key component of the planning process, and the city has two ways for citizens to participate: -An open house on Wednesday, March 4, 6-7:30 p.m., in the Edmonds Plaza Room (above the Edmonds Library), 650 Main St. -A Virtual Open... »

Council declines to reconsider ordinance protecting alley in Forest Glen neighborhood

Council declines to reconsider ordinance protecting alley in Forest Glen neighborhood

A contingent of residents living near Restlawn Cemetery in southeast Edmonds made its presence known at Tuesday’s Edmonds City Council study session, urging the council to keep in place a 2001 council resolution restricting use of a city-owned strip of land that runs as an alley behind their homes. The reason for the concern was a proposal by Select Homes to use the strip to provide access t... »

Clothes For Kids celebrating 5th Transforming Lives Breakfast, honoring community partners March 12

Clothes For Kids celebrating 5th Transforming Lives Breakfast, honoring community partners March 12

Clothes For Kids is hosting its 5th Annual Transforming Lives Breakfast, Thursday, March 12, at the Lynnwood Convention Center. You can register at www.clothesforkids.org and click on the invitation or call 425-741-6500. “The breakfast is our largest annual fundraising event, allowing Clothes For Kids to fill our inventory and prepare the store for even more students,” said Joy Ingram, Development... »

Here’s your opportunity to adopt an Edmonds flower basket or corner park

Here’s your opportunity to adopt an Edmonds flower basket or corner park

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to adopt one of this year’s flower baskets or corner parks. Of the 138 baskets available for adoption this year, there are 30 baskets remaining at this time. Flower baskets are $100 each for the season. Of the 47 corner parks available for adoption this year, there are 12 available at this time. Corner parks are $250 for the season. The flower baskets go up in ear... »

Edmonds City Council Tuesday meeting to start at 6:45 p.m.

The Edmonds City Council’s Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting agenda has been amended to begin at 6:45 p.m., rather than 6:30 p.m., for an executive session regarding the collective bargaining. You see the rest of the agenda here. »

Edmonds Planning Board to meet Wednesday night

Here’s the agenda for the Edmonds Planning Board, which will meet Wednesday night, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex 250 5th Ave. N. 1. Call to Order and Roll Call 2. Reading / Approval of Minutes: February 11, 2015 3. Announcement of Agenda 4. Audience Comments: (3 Minute Limit Per Person)* *Regarding matters not listed on the Agenda as Closed Record Review o... »

Reminder: Open house Wednesday on City’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan

A public open house on the City of Edmonds 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Brackett Room, 3rd floor City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N. The Comprehensive Plan provides general guidance on sustainability, land use, housing, transportation, capital facilities, and other community topics. It plans for a 20-year horizon. For the update underway,... »

Edmonds City Council Tuesday to discussion formation of Diversity Commission

Edmonds City Council Tuesday to discussion formation of Diversity Commission

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night will consider a recommendation that the City of Edmonds form a Diversity Commission, the outgrowth of a walk against racism in Edmonds last year after a man and his family were subjected to racial slurs and a death threat along Sunset Avenue. A seven-member task force appointed by the City Council met twice to discuss the goals and mission of such a commissio... »

Agenda for Citizens Economic Development Commission’s Feb. 23 meeting

Here’s the agenda for the February meeting of Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission. The meeting — usually held on the third Wednesday of each month — has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. -Opening comments from Chair Mike Schindler -Comments from Co-Chair John Rubenkonig -Establish meeting decorum and review Robert’s Rules of Or... »

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