Public hearing on utility rate increases, Sounder train parking options, 2020 budget discussion among items on Dec. 3 council agenda

Stuffed. No, that’s not you after several days of holiday feasting. It’s the best way to describe the Edmonds City Council’s Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting agenda.

Based on the agenda, it’s likely to be another long evening, as councilmembers are scheduled to continue deliberating the proposed 2020 budget, hear several presentations and hold a public hearing on a proposal to raise utility rates.

Other agenda items include

– A proclamation honoring environmental advocate Bill Anderson.

– A Sound Transit presentation about options for parking and access at the Sounder commuter train station in Edmonds.

– A quarterly report from the Citizens Housing Commission .

– As part of the consent agenda, confirming appointment of Nikki Okimoto Glaros and Sekou Koné to the Edmonds Diversity Commission. (The council will meet prior to its 7 p.m. meeting — at 6:40 p.m. — to interview these candidates.)

– Approval of the 2020 Legislative Agenda.

– Approval of the proposed Capital Facilities Plan and 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Program.

– Approval of a housing-related Comprehensive Plan amendment.

– A budget amendment of $4,500 to fund 2020 council retreat training.

The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here.

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