Marina Beach Master Plan public hearing on Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday

After taking a week off to celebrate Edmonds’ 125th anniversary, the Edmonds City Council will hold both a business meeting and study session this Tuesday, including a public hearing on the draft master plan for redesigning Marina Beach to accommodate the daylighting of Willow Creek through the Edmonds Marsh and into Puget Sound.

In addition, the council will during its business meeting hold a public hearing on a permanent ordinance that prevents property developers from submitting more than one development application for the same property

The following items are on the agenda for the study session following the business meeting:

– A discussion of the 2015 NonRepresented Compensation Survey currently underway so that city staff can obtain guidance on developing a 2015 policy, which will eventually be brought back to council for approval.

– Discussion about possible creation of an Historic Preservation District in Edmonds.

– An amendment to an interlocal agreement with Snohomish County to receive $500,000 in Conservation Futures funds for Civic Field acquisition from the Edmonds School District. The funds were originally designated by the county to purchase beachfront property for open space and passive park purposes. When the owner decided not to sell the beachfront property, the city instead requested that the money used toward the Civic Field purchase, which the city is currently discussing with the school district.

– Presentation of council grant requests for the Tree Board and Diversity Commission.

Immediately preceding the 7 p.m. meeting — at 6:30 p.m. — the council is also scheduled to hold a separate meeting as the Transportation Benefit District (councilmembers serve in both capacities).

You can see the complete agenda here. The meetings will be in the council chambers, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds. You can see the complete agendas here.

2 Replies to “Marina Beach Master Plan public hearing on Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday”

  1. It looks like also on Council agenda is some consideration of a Historic Preservation District for Edmonds. As the creator and former member of the Edmonds Historic Commissioner this has been a topic long discussed but never really tacked. Thank you Historic Commission/Council for presenting this exciting opportunity for Edmonds to consider.

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  2. Tonight’s Agenda includes a public hearing on a permanent ordinance that prevents property developers from submitting more than one development application for the same property.

    The City has known about these types of situations for years – I remain puzzled as to why this was treated as an emergency ordinance earlier this year. I fear that something doesn’t smell right. Hopefully my concerns are unwarranted.

    Furthermore, RCW 36.70A.390 includes a statement that in emergency ordinance situations a City SHALL hold a public hearing within at least sixty days of adoption. Shall is mandatory – but the related public hearing was not held in Edmonds for 77 days. I guess our City government believes they don’t always have to do what is mandatory.

    What a bad message to send the citizens of Edmonds. Why not just simply follow the law and show the citizens that the City can be trusted to do the right thing?

    On the same night Council finally passed a Code of Ethics after years of consideration, a clear violation of a State law took place in Open Council Session.

    Please note the item scratched from the new Code of Ethics attachment 13 by Council President Fraley- Monillas:

    We shall: “Follow Washington statutes, city ordinances or regulations in the course of performing duties.”

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