Reminder: Two public information meetings set for Edmonds housing strategy

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The City of Edmonds will be holding two public meetings in December on housing strategy issues.

The first will be Monday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Library Plaza Meeting Room, 650 Main St., and the second on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Swedish Edmonds Hospital Conference Room, 21601 76th Ave W.

Both meetings will follow a similar format, the city said, starting with a short presentation on housing and the status of the draft housing strategy, followed by questions from the audience and responses from Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling or city staff.

“We believe the community is looking for information, as well as expressing ideas about housing needs for the future,” Earling said. “This session will provide an overview and respond to people’s questions about where we’ve been and what’s next for housing strategy issues in Edmonds. “

An initial draft housing strategy was released this summer and generated a wide range of comments and questions. City staff has been reviewing and receiving community input as part of preparing for next steps, the city said in a news release announcing the December meetings.

“In the meantime,” Earling said, “I think people still have questions and ideas about the process and what is intended. The public meeting is meant for the city to both listen and be helpful.”

Information about the draft housing strategy process is online at www.edmondshousingstrategy.org. Anyone wanting to be on the city’s email list for housing updates can send a request to: [email protected].

 

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