Edmonds City Council study session Monday: Topics include BID, 2015 budget

The Edmonds City Council will meet in a study session Monday night, a day earlier than usual due to the Tuesday Veterans Day holiday. Among the agenda items:

– Presentation on the proposed Edmonds Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) work program and budget for 2015. Councilmember Joan Bloom has offered some adjustments to the BID proposal, in response to complaints and concerns she’s received from some BID-member businesses. The City Council approved the downtown Edmonds BID by a 4-3 vote on Jan. 15, 2013. Creating a BID, which is allowed under state law, provides a local funding mechanism whereby businesses assess themselves to fund programs related to marketing, promoting special events, security, beautification, parking, clean-up and administration.

– Discussion of interlocal agreements for jail services with Snohomish County and Yakima County.

– Review and potential approval of updated Right-of-Way Tree Management Policy.

– Review of options for funding an update of the city’s Development Code.

– Presentation regarding Lodging Tax Advisory Committee’s recommended 2015 work program and budget.

– Discussion regarding the 2015 proposed city budget.

– Discussion on the proposed 2015-2020 Capital Facilities Plan/Capital Improvement Program.

– Continued discussions on the format of council study sessions.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. An executive session is scheduled at the end of the regular meeting to discuss potential litigation.

You can see the complete agenda here.


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