City Council public hearing June 4 on non-conforming condos, special meeting on Civic Field financing

Now that the Edmonds Planning Board has discussed the issue and made a recommendation, condominium owners worried that they might not be able to sell their homes because the units no longer conform to city code will be able to offer testimony during a public hearing at the Edmonds City Council Tuesday, June 4.

The issue first came to light in early April when the Edmonds City Council’s Planning, Public Safety and Personnel Committee learned that during the 1960s and 1970s, more than 20 condominium buildings had been built under a code that allowed for a greater number of units than is currently permitted.

Since the issue was discovered, the planning board has discussed the matter and has now made its recommendations to the council, which are similar to those included in a council-approved interim ordinance.

Prior to the start of the regular 7 p.m. council meeting, the council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss options for financing the new park at Civic Field.

According to the special meeting agenda, the goal of the study session is to update the council on the projected expenses of $11.9 million, the $8.9 million in revenue received so far, and options for closing the $3 million gap.

Also at the 7 p.m. meeting, the council has the following items on its agenda:

– Proclamation regarding “Orca Action Month”

– Authorization to purchase a 2019 Cues sewer video inspection truck

– Approval of resources for recording Citizens Housing Commission events and approval of timeframe target for starting up the commission.

Both meetings will be in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete regular meeting agenda here. And the special meeting agenda can be found here.

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