Climate target resolution, stiffer penalties for fireworks and council code of conduct among items on Aug. 18 agenda

Approving a climate target resolution, stiffening penalties for violating the city’s fireworks code and approving a city council code of conduct are among the action items on the Tuesday, Aug. 18 Edmonds City Council agenda.

Under study items, the council is scheduled to hear a critical areas report and an introduction of a Haines Wharf Comprehensive Plan amendment.

The remote meeting is set to start at 7 p.m. Citizens who would like to make comments may connect via Zoom at any point before the conclusion of the audience comment period. Citizens will sit in a virtual waiting room until it is their turn to speak. When the citizen enters the live council meeting, their time will begin. The clerk will be the time keeper and provide a 30-second warning and a final warning when their time is up. The citizen will be removed and the next speaker will be allowed in.

Citizens may connect with a computer or smart phone at or join the meeting toll-free by phone at 888 475 4499 or 877 853 5257. Meeting ID is 425 775 2525.

Citizens not wishing to participate in audience comments may continue to monitor the livestream on the city council meeting webpage, on cable TV channels 21 or 39, or via telephone by calling (712) 775-7270, The meeting access code is 583224.

You can see the complete agenda here.

  1. Stiffer penalties would be nice but first the police need to come out for firework violations. During a holiday there is no way this will be enforced; again another “law” that there is no follow through for. You cannot enforce this so why even vote on it? Maybe the council needs to look at ways to enforce the law we have in place now.

  2. Stiffer penalties for laws that aren’t enforced is meaningless political theatre. This year the police “educated” violaters rather than ticketing them. Police don’t want to rain on the parade when people celebrate the birth of the nation with unabated noise. Particularly when the city sponsored noise fest and lightshow are cancelled. Why not just give out free ear plugs to folks who complain and forget it?

    1. Who pays for the “free” earplugs? How about just ignore the folks with hurt feelings from a little display of patriotism. That sadly appears to be an ever growing number around here

  3. The same people who pay for the police not to enforce the noise ordinances, Mike, you and I. Personally I think good displays of patriotism are things like voting, not cheating on your taxes and supporting the right to free speech for all persons who are citizens. I’m personally a little less into loud noises, fireworks and waving the flag as displays of patriotism; but certainly have no problem with the folks who are. To each his own, as far as I’m concerned, as long as one doesn’t intentionally harm someone else to make their point.

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