Council agenda for June 7 includes Perrinville Creek recovery, parks plan, tree code update

Among the topics on the Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday, June 7: Approving design and permitting services for the Lower Perrinville Creek Recovery Project, continued discussion of the city’s 2022 PROS (Parks, Recreation and Open Space) Plan, tree code updates and issues related to the Edmonds waterfront.

In other business, the council will hear the Edmonds Youth Commission’s annual report and a resolution condemning gun violence and racial hatred.

The regular hybrid business meeting will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. Prior to that, the council will meet at 6 p.m. to interview applicants for the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission, Sister City Commission, and Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.  Following those interviews, those candidates are set to be approved during the 7 p.m. meeting.

Those who want to provide audience comments remotely can click on or paste the following Zoom meeting link into a web browser using a computer or smart phone: You can also comment by phone: US: +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 957 9848 4261

Regular council meetings beginning at 7 p.m. are streamed live on the council meeting webpage, Comcast channel 21, and Ziply channel 39.

The Zoom meeting link for the 6 p.m. meeting is Or join by phone: US: +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 957 9848 4261.

  1. I went for a walk today and was startled and horrified to find that the nice row of trees along the north side of Dayton, just before the ferry line, had all been brutally topped at about 6 feet. No more leaves cleaning the air, no more shade… WHY?

    And here I thought we wanted to preserve our tree cover…

  2. Thanks!

    It will be interesting to see how long the replacement plan takes… Past experience does not lead one to hope that much will happen very fast. It’s already going on for a month and a half since the trees were reduced to stumps, leaving the “problem” of pedestrian safety where it was on April 20. Bad planning?

  3. This Council session will be the first time the general public will be able to a glimpse of on of the most complicated and important planning processes for Edmonds: “Edmonds Waterfront Issues Study” Look at the link to the Council meeting and beginning on packet page 946 you will find an update of many of the most complex and far reaching discussions of the WF.

    The Comp Plan is in the process of being updated and in one sense is the master planning doc for the city. If your time is limited read the staff memo at the beginning and simply “scroll” through the study to get an idea of the complex and interrelated issues. Several key issues pop up.
    1. BNSF will add a second track and further research will show they will have a need to make Railroad Ave one way. There are also issues with Sunset Ave that need to be resolved for that project.
    2. WSF will be adding a 3rd smaller boat to the EK route and other boats will be modified to be hybrid. Research will show the need for a 2nd loading dock. Other research will show Sound Transit and WSF will work on parking issues in the area.
    3. Emergency access west of the 2 tracks has not been solved and more work or earlier “dusted off” work will need to be back on the table.

    What one will discover is many folks have already made up their minds on many of the issues outlined in the WF Study. The public should be more engaged with the CP and WF study for it sets the stage for our future. This should be a part of a “Vision for Edmonds” work that fully engages all our citizens.

    Council will get its first look at the extremely important information which until now has been largely overlooked by the public: 37 participates and 9 stakeholder interviews.

    This is important folks, get engage and ask questions. A careful look at all WF issues is in order. Nothing should be off the table for review.

    1. Great points as usual from D.H. Somehow, someway we need to stop the making up problems train of Mayor, staff and two C.P.s and start solving our real problems and make realistic vision plans for the future of our town that is good for all. This Mayor and his Development Director proposed plan for having their thumbs on the scale of decision and planning just doesn’t cut it. We are currently at the will and mercy of five C.P.s keeping the ship upright. Please help us do this right all citizens and 5 independent elected people. AFM., I challenge you especially to become the force you can and should be to do the right things here, for all in your community. You are much better than we have given you credit for.

    2. Thanks for writing this comment. For the second consecutive meeting, Council was unable to get to the “Edmonds Waterfront Issues Study” or the Reports on Outside Boards and Commissions. Next week is Committee Week, so that affords even more time for people to look at WF issues. The next Regular Meeting of City Council is on June 21st.

    3. I agree that the citizens need to be engaged in the Comprehensive Plan update. However, there doesn’t seem to be a transparent process or plan in place as to how this will happen. Seems like it’s going to be ad hoc, with separate studies like the WF issues mentioned here. I’m not saying that’s wrong, but it would be helpful to lay out all the required input needed for the Comprehensive Plan so that in the end we have an integrated “One Edmonds” approach to our future. This way the citizens have better visibility so as to know when and how to provide their input on topics important to them. Otherwise, we’re going to get a disjointed plan influenced more by consultants and special interest groups than by the citizens. On second thought, that’s probably the strategy the city is using and counting on.

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