Land use, environmental issues on Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday

An update on planning for Westgate and Five Corners, an ordinance that would encourage pedestrian-friendly “Complete Streets” and a report on the New Energy Cities program aimed at promoting energy efficiency in Edmonds are among the many key agenda items on tap for Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting

Other issues up for council consideration include:

– Review of the Planning Board’s recommendation to approve for rezone two parcels of land at 9511 and 9513 Edmonds Way from Residential Single Family to Residential Multifamily.
– Continued discussion on the Planning Board recommendation to amend the Edmonds Community Development Code to reduce the required street setbacks in the Westgate Community Commercial Center. The recommendation calls for setback reductions from 20 feet to 8 feet along State Route 104 and from 20 feet to 5 feet along 100th Avenue West.
– Recommendation of a preferred consultant for developing the Edmonds Strategic Plan.
– Discussion and possible action on hiring a consultant to review the compensation of non-represented employees.
– A resolution regarding Edmonds energy independence.
– A contract to add six new electric vehicle charging stations in various parts of the city, including two in the Public Safety parking lot, two for the parking between 5th and 6th on Main St., one for the city-owned parking lot immediately south of City Hall, and one in the parking area at City Park.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Public Safety Complex Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave. N. You can find the complete agenda here.

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