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On video: City of Edmonds candidates share views at Point Edwards

On video: City of Edmonds candidates share views at Point Edwards

Partial coverage of Edmonds City Council and Mayoral candidate forum at Point Edwards Homeowners Association meeting Sept. 2, 2015. The first portion of the meeting was cut off due to technical difficulties. »

Mesaros kicks off campaign for Edmonds City Council Position 6

Mesaros kicks off campaign for Edmonds City Council Position 6

Councilmember Tom Mesaros kicked off his run to retain his seat on the Edmonds City Council in front of more than 50 enthusiastic supporters on Thursday evening. Mesaros was appointed to the council to fill the Position 6 term of former Councilmember Frank Yamamoto, who resigned in December 2013 for health reasons. In one of the more drawn-out Council appointment processes, Mesaros was chosen on t... »

City of Edmonds candidates square off on growth, development, the environment and more at Point Edwards forum

City of Edmonds candidates square off on growth, development, the environment and more at Point Edwards forum

Candidates running for City of Edmonds offices in the fall elections came together Wednesday evening for the first of what will be several forums to articulate their positions and views and answer questions from citizens. Hosted by the Point Edwards Homeowners Association and moderated by Association President David Huneke, the event was held in the complex’s recreation center and attracted ... »

Bad feelings boil over in aftermath of contentious city council meeting

For the second week in a row, much of what was discussed at Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting had nothing to do with the official agenda. In fact, most of it was related to fallout from last week’s contentious meeting. In opening remarks as the meeting began, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling noted that due to behavior of some citizens during last week’s meeting, which includ... »

North Sound Church to meet outdoors Sunday, Sept. 6

This Sunday, Sept. 6, the North Sound Church congregation will take the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors on one of the last Sunday mornings of summer. Instead of meeting at their usual 4th and Bell location in downtown Edmonds, they will have their Sunday gathering in Edmonds City Park at 3rd and Pine. North Sound will combine their three morning services into one, to be held at 10:45 a.m. ... »

Reminder: Mayor’s rail crossing advisory task force to hold first meeting Wednesday

The first meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the Brackett conference room on the third floor of City Hall. Under the leadership of co-chairs Mike Nelson, Edmonds City Councilmember, and Jim Orvis, Edmonds Port Commissioner, the 10-member Advisory Task Force also includes: Kirk Gr... »

Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday: Six-year transportation program adoption, July financial report

It’s a very short agenda for Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting, with the following items listed: — A resolution adopting the 2016-2021 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program — July 2015 Monthly Financial Report — Mayor’s Comments — Council Comments The council is also scheduled to convene in executive session regarding pending or potential ... »

Mayor’s rail crossing advisory task force to hold first meeting Sept. 2

The first meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the Brackett conference room on the third floor of City Hall. Under the leadership of co-chairs Mike Nelson, Edmonds City Councilmember, and Jim Orvis, Edmonds Port Commissioner, the 10-member Advisory Task Force also includes: Kirk Gr... »

Lora Petso launches re-election campaign with focus on finances, emergency services

Lora Petso launches re-election campaign with focus on finances, emergency services

A group of more than 30 supporters and family of City Councilmember Lora Petso gathered on Thursday evening in Hickman Park to hear her formally kick off her re-election campaign for Edmonds City Council position 7. Petso identified three major issues that would be the focus of her second term: long-range financial planning, emergency access to the waterfront, and working with Fire District 1 to p... »

Expect traffic delays for upcoming city road, drainage projects

The City of Edmonds on Thursday announced that two city construction projects beginning Aug. 31 in different neighborhoods are likely to cause traffic delays: the 220th Street Overlay and 238th Street Walkway and Drainage Improvements. Construction for the 220th Street Overlay Project will continue through approximately the end of October. According to the city, the project involves a full-width r... »

Council hears update on Sunset Avenue project; residents air safety concerns

Council hears update on Sunset Avenue project; residents air safety concerns

City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams provided the Edmonds City Council Tuesday with an update on the temporary Sunset Avenue Walkway, but not before Sunset Avenue residents let the council know that — from their perspective — there are still  safety problems with the project As he had done for the council earlier this summer, Williams went through traffic data and accide... »

Scene in Edmonds: Police chief speaks to Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

Scene in Edmonds: Police chief speaks to Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

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From the Edmonds Mayor: Signs that an election is coming

From the Edmonds Mayor: Signs that an election is coming

I had several folks in the community wondering aloud earlier this month, when they received their primary election ballot, why there were so few names on the ballot and why none regarding local Edmonds races? A fair question and the answer has a couple of reasons. The first reason is; if a candidate’s office is non-partisan, and there is either no opposition or there are only two non-partisan cand... »

Decorum takes a holiday as council decides to review Woodway field permits

Decorum takes a holiday as council decides to review Woodway field permits

The agenda Tuesday night before the Edmonds City Council — reduced from its normal body of seven members to five due to vacations of Diane Buckshnis and Mike Nelson — appeared deceptively short: a study session with no action items, save a consent agenda that included formal approval (passed unanimously) of money to fund the long-awaited Diversity Commission. Instead, the meeting turne... »

Sound Transit representative joins task force on rail crossing alternatives analysis

A representative from Sound Transit has joined Mayor Dave Earling’s Advisory Task Force to help guide the at-grade rail crossings alternatives analysis in Edmonds. Jodi Mitchell, project manager in Sound Transit’s Business and Construction Services Division, has been named to the task force, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling announced. The alternatives analysis project is being funded through a combinati... »

Edmonds City Council to be updated on Sunset Avenue Walkway project Tuesday

Edmonds City Council to be updated on Sunset Avenue Walkway project Tuesday

The Edmonds City Council will receive an update on the Sunset Avenue Walkway project during its study session meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23. The purpose of this presentation, according to the meeting agenda, is to provide an update on the Sunset Walkway status, review draft survey questions designed to gather public opinion about the project, and discuss traffic data and accident history that has been ... »

Bloom makes another run at stopping turf fields; council decides to let interlocal agreement work continue

Political reality took center stage at the Edmonds City Council meeting Tuesday night when councilmembers voted 5-2 to defeat a motion by Joan Bloom to discuss passage of a resolution asking the Edmonds School district not to install tire crumb rubber infill on sports fields now under construction at the former Woodway High School (now known as Woodway Campus). Bloom’s effort to place discus... »

Commentary: An Edmonds Kind of Perspective – Part 1

Commentary: An Edmonds Kind of Perspective – Part 1

This writing is the first of three in a series that I’ve been formulating in my mind for several years now. The theme is Edmonds—our city, where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to go from here. I hope to focus on the latter category within my remaining two proposed articles. First off, it’s fair to say that the most all of our citizens love Edmonds as home. My wife and I love Edmon... »

Edmonds Port Commissioner, City Councilmember to co-chair rail crossing study task force

Edmonds Port Commissioner, City Councilmember to co-chair rail crossing study task force

Port of Edmonds Commissioner Jim Orvis and Edmonds City Councilmember Mike Nelson have been appointed to co-chair the advisory task force formed study of alternatives to the at-grade railroad crossings in downtown Edmonds. “I am pleased to see two respected leaders from two local government agencies come together to lead the advisory task force through its critical mission of helping guide our com... »

Marina Beach Master Plan public hearing on Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday

After taking a week off to celebrate Edmonds’ 125th anniversary, the Edmonds City Council will hold both a business meeting and study session this Tuesday, including a public hearing on the draft master plan for redesigning Marina Beach to accommodate the daylighting of Willow Creek through the Edmonds Marsh and into Puget Sound. In addition, the council will during its business meeting hold... »

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