Housing commission resolution, condo code issue on April 16 city council agenda


The Edmonds City Council is scheduled at its Tuesday, April 16 business meeting to consider a resolution to establish an Edmonds Housing Commission and will also hear more about the issue of condominiums that no longer conform to city code.

Other items on the council agenda include:
– YWCA Stand Against Racism Proclamation
– Report on the Citizens Economic Development Commission 2019-2020 Work Program
– Council subcommittee reports
– Authorization to purchase a 2019 Cues Sewer Video Inspection Truck
– First quarter 2019 budget amendment
– Parks Impact Fee annual financial report
– Critical Areas Ordinance report

The business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here.

Preceding the business meeting will be a special meeting starting at 6:10 p.m. in the Jury Meeting Room to interview candidates for the city’s Architectural Design Board.


2 Replies to “Housing commission resolution, condo code issue on April 16 city council agenda”

  1. What we do to “fix” the code issue for rebuilding should be done carefully with all the facts associated with the issues of using new codes to deal with damaged buildings that we build with older codes. Their is much more than the number of units to be rebuilt. We need to carefully determine what problem are we trying to solve before we try to create solutions that have unintended impacts. The is much more to the idea of “grandfathering” or “bringing up to the new code” that can add an enormous amount to construction costs that may not be needed. We need to carefully navigate this issue and be sure all stakeholders are at the table as we try to create solutions.


  2. “Fixing the code” should not be done hastily. We need to use an abundance of caution. Codes are complex and should be well understood before any changes.


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