City Council to consider placing $2 million parks levy on November ballot

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night will explore — and may take action on — a citizen committee recommendation to place a $2 million, three-year parks levy on the November 2013 election ballot.

The driving force behind the measure is that it would free up funds normally be used for parks, that could instead be dedicated to repavig city streets, an expense that is not currently funded due to city budget woes.

The council is also scheduled Tuesday night to continue its discussion on the controversial topic of incorporating the Harbor Square Master Plan into the City of Edmonds Comprehensive Plan.

Other items on the agenda include:

– Edmonds Arts Commission 2012 Annual Report and 2013 scholarship awards.
– Direction to Planning Board and Economic Development Commission regarding Council priorities on Westgate and Five Corners.
– Consideration of an Interim Ordinance to accommodate year-round public markets, related to a plan to have a Farmers’ Market in the Salish Crossing complex starting June 12.

You can see the complete agenda here. The meeting begins at 7 pm. (following a 6 p.m. executive session that is closed to the public) in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds.



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