For the past several months, the City of Edmonds through its consultant Tom Beckwith has been surveying a variety of people — from adults young and old to business owners to customers to employees — to learn about their priorities for the city in coming years. On Tuesday night, the Edmonds City Council, the Planning Board and the Economic Development Commission will gather to hear the results of Beckwith’s research through the Edmonds Strategic Plan & Visioning Retreat # 4.
Tuesday’s meeting is essentially a preview for the City’s May 3 open house on the Strategic Plan process, which will be in the Library Plaza Meeting Room above the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.
You can review the draft Edmonds Strategic Plan Focus Group Results online. The document describes an overview of the process used to conduct focus group sessions in January and February 2012, and findings from those sessions.
The council meeting will begin earlier than usual — at 6:15 p.m. — in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., and will include a few brief action items prior to the retreat. One of those is an item originally scheduled for last week’s meeting that had been postponed: the adoption of an ordinance permitting new charges for sewer, water and storm utility connections.