The recent Edmonds Waterfront Connector issue convinced me that Edmonds waterfront, parks and open space need better protection.
In 1997, Seattle voters passed initiative 42. That initiative required that any park or open space must be replaced with equal or better land and facilities in the local area before it can be converted to other uses. The Seattle City Council then passed an ordinance unanimously to require that.
I believe Edmonds needs a similar voter initiative and ordinance. The advantage of a citizen initiative is that it can’t be easily overturned by a future mayor or council.
I would like to pursue this and I need help. If anyone is interested in working with me on this, please contact me at the email address below. Thanks.