Should developers pay park impact fees? Edmonds City Council to hold public hearing Tuesday

Should the City of Edmonds assess building developers a one-time impact fee on new developments for the capital cost of parks facilities such as aquatic facilities, sports fields and community gardens? That’s the topic of a public hearing during this Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting.

Also on the council agenda:
– Confirmation of four new Historic Preservation Commission Members. (Councilmembers will meet a half-hour early, at 6:30 p.m., to meet with candidates for appointment.
-Consideration of an ordinance amending the Citizens’ Tree Board Ordinance to add one non-voting, ex-officio position to be filled by an Edmonds City Councilmember and appointments to fill three Tree Board vacancies.
-Proclamation in honor of Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary.
-Confirmation of the Mayor’s appointment of Rob Chave as Acting Director of Development Services
-Adoption of the proposed ordinance adopting a non-financial amendment to the city’s salary range appendix.
-Presentation on the city’s short- and long-term budget challenges.
-Continued discussion of a proposed ordinance amending Edmonds City Code to extend the Economic Development Commission Sunset Date.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds. You can see the complete agenda here.

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