City Government

Mayor schedules final town hall for 2014 — Dec. 10 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 ... »

Nagging questions about Sunset Walkway delays City Council vote on capital planning documents

For years, the Edmonds City Council has been discussing Sunset Avenue and various plans for the improving the pathway — or  not — that runs along one of the city’s most scenic viewpoints. The council by a 4-3 vote in August 2014 agreed to add temporary striping to the current pathway indicating shared use between pedestrians and those on wheels (bicyclists, strollers or skateboar... »

City of Edmonds sponsoring Giving Trees at Frances Anderson Center and City Hall

The public is invited to join the City of Edmonds in the spirit of giving by participating in the city-sponsored Giving Trees program. Stop by Edmonds City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center to select a tag with the name of a person in need and their gift suggestion. Purchase a gift and return the wrapped gift to either location by Dec. 12. Edmonds City Hall is located at 121 5th Ave. N. and the ... »

‘Too early to determine’ if city will appeal verdict in Debi Humann trial, attorney says

The attorney who represented the City of Edmonds in the Debi Humann civil trial, which concluded with a jury verdict in Humann’s favor in U.S. District Court last Friday, said that it’s “too early to determine” if the city will appeal the verdict. Jayne Freeman of Keating Bucklin & McCormack, which served as the city’s legal counsel during the three-week trial, sa... »

Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday

Among the items included on the Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday night: – A public hearing on a proposal to increase 2015 property taxes by 1 percent. – A public hearing and potential action on 2014 amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. – Discussion and potential action on the proposed Edmonds Downtown Business Improvement District work program and budget for 2015. –... »

Debi Humann wins lawsuit against city, Cooper — awarded more than $1 million in damages

Debi Humann wins lawsuit against city, Cooper — awarded more than $1 million in damages

Former City of Edmonds Human Resources Director Debi Humann was greeted by hugs and smiles from family outside the downtown Seattle federal courtroom Friday afternoon after a 10-person jury unanimously awarded her more than $1 million in her civil suit against the City of Edmonds and former Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper. “It’s been three long difficult years for my family, for me and for t... »

Second candidate announces application to be Edmonds Municipal Court Judge

Second candidate announces application to be Edmonds Municipal Court Judge

A second candidate with strong connections to the Edmonds community announced Friday that she is seeking to become the next Edmonds Municipal Court Judge. Jessica Connelly Ness has submitted her name to Mayor Dave Earling, who intends to interview candidates for the position on Nov. 25. The judicial position officially becomes vacant in January when Judge Doug Fair moves to the Snohomish County Di... »

From the Edmonds Mayor: Roundabout comes full circle

From the Edmonds Mayor: Roundabout comes full circle

After a passionate and robust community conversation, the Five Corners Roundabout is finished, and it is a stunning addition to Five Corners, the neighborhood and the city. While many supported the project, I know many also thought the idea was foolish, and some may still feel that way. But I hope they will soon be able to experience the many benefits provided by the roundabout. We all acknowledge... »

Debi Humann trial, Day 11, Thursday — case is now in hands of jury

Debi Humann trial, Day 11, Thursday — case is now in hands of jury

Updated at 10:30 p.m. Posted at 8 a.m. My Edmonds News is back in court today for day 11 of the Debi Humann civil trial against the City of Edmonds and former Mayor Mike Cooper. Court is starting earlier than usual today, Thursday, so that Judge Marsha Pechman and the attorneys can sort out some issues before jurors arrive. One of the areas we’re likely to see covered is jury instructions, s... »

Debi Humann trial Day 10, Wednesday

Updated at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday My Edmonds News is back in court today for day 10 of the Debi Humann civil trial against the City of Edmonds and former Mayor Mike Cooper. Updated at 10:30 am: Prior to the jury entering the room this morning, Judge Marsha Pechman ruled in favor of the motion by the City of Edmonds attorney, Jayne Freeman, to dismiss Humann’s claim of retaliation related to th... »

Edmonds City Councilmembers take closer look at council priorities wish list

In a study session Tuesday night, the Edmonds City Council dug deeper into the draft 2015 city budget, including the exploration of projects proposed by individual city councilmembers as part of $250,000 that Mayor Dave Earling has earmarked for one-time council priorities. Included on the list of council projects are: -Veterans Park design $10,000 -Train trench study $100,000 -Highway 99 study $1... »

Reminder: Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board seeks new members; deadline to apply Nov. 12

The City of Edmonds is seeking two residents interested in participating on the Citizens’ Tree Board. The board has two vacancies whose terms expire Dec. 31, 2018. Board members must be Edmonds residents (must live within city limits) and it is recommended that the board include citizens from throughout the city (representing different watersheds and neighborhoods). Additionally, those with profes... »

Earling hopes to fill Edmonds Municipal Court vacancy by early December

Earling hopes to fill Edmonds Municipal Court vacancy by early December

Now that Edmonds Municipal Court Judge Doug Fair has won election to South County District Judge Position 3, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling will soon begin the process to appoint Fair’s replacement. The deadline for those interested in filling the remainder of Fair’s four-year term — he was re-elected to his Municipal Court post in 2013 — is Nov. 12. According to Mayor Dave Ear... »

Edmonds City Council study session Monday: Topics include BID, 2015 budget

The Edmonds City Council will meet in a study session Monday night, a day earlier than usual due to the Tuesday Veterans Day holiday. Among the agenda items: – Presentation on the proposed Edmonds Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) work program and budget for 2015. Councilmember Joan Bloom has offered some adjustments to the BID proposal, in response to complaints and concerns she&... »

City of Edmonds to host annual Celebration of Lights fundraiser for youth scholarships

City of Edmonds to host 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... »

Scene in Edmonds: Ribbon cut for Five Corners Roundabout

Scene in Edmonds: Ribbon cut for Five Corners Roundabout

You can watch the video on My Edmonds News TV here. Neighbors, art lovers, elected officials, construction workers and contractors all gathered in the bright sun in the Five Corners neighborhood Friday afternoon to dedicate Edmonds’ newest landmark — the Five Corners Roundabout. “I don’t think it could have gone any better, and I don’t say that very often,” Publ... »

Reminder: City to host ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Five Corners Roundabout

The City of Edmonds is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Five Corners Roundabout Project on Friday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel, 8330 212th St. S.W., Edmonds. Refreshments will be served and provided by Calvary Chapel. »

Debi Humann trial, Day 8

Updated at 8:30 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 6 Posted at 2 p.m. We’re back in court for Day 8 of the Debi Humann civil trial against the City of Edmonds and former Mayor Mike Cooper. Since we started the day at 1 p.m. (only half-day trial today) City of Edmonds defense attorney Jayne Freeman has been aggressively cross-examining plaintiff  Humann on the the stand. Check back later for updates. Updated... »

McPheeters concedes, congratulates Strom Peterson on election victory

Allen McPheeters, Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson’s opponent in the race for the 21st Legislative District, conceded the race to Peterson Thursday and congratulated him on his victory. “While Strom and I disagree on… well, nearly every issue that we ever discussed, it was a pleasure sharing a stage with him during so many candidate forums. I wish him and his wife, Maria Montalvo, w... »

Edmonds Sister City Commission accepting applications to chaperone Japan trip next summer

The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from teachers interested in co-leading the annual student visit to Hekinan, Japan during the last two weeks of July 2015. This program was started in 1988 and has organized visits for over 500 middle and high school aged students to and from Hekinan, Japan. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Co... »

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