Council could approve 2024 City of Edmonds budget during special meeting Dec. 11


In yet another special meeting — this one set for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 — the Edmonds City Council is scheduled to continue its 2024 budget deliberations and possibly adopt the budget, according to the meeting agenda published Saturday.

There is no regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 12 as that is a day set aside for council committee meetings.

Also on the council agenda for Dec. 11 is adoption of the 2024-2029 Capital Facilities Plan and Capital Improvement Program and review of the draft Comprehensive Plan Vision Statement.

The meeting will be in the council chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., in downtown Edmonds. You can also attend and comment virtually using the Zoom meeting link: Or comment by phone: US: +1 253 215 8782. The webinar ID is 957 9848 4261.

The meeting will also be streamed live on the council meeting webpage (where you can see the complete agenda), Comcast channel 21 and Ziply channel 39.

  1. Let’s see if I got this right, our overhead exceeds our revenue our current mayor and staff knew this but put this budget forward anyway. Our council hasn’t the balls to balance our budget and is going to punt and dump the whole thing in the new mayor’s lap. The new mayor has 2 choices one to reduce our overhead and the other borrow the money just to keep staff in their jobs or both. We can’t borrow our way out of this problem every year so this means higher taxes and fees for anything the city can implement every year in perpetuity because growth of government is more important than the people that pay the bills. Personally the staff that put this budget together need to lose their jobs they knowingly put us in this position and council who’s duty it is to keep the administration in check need to be voted out of office.

    1. Well said Jim. Revenues for 2022: $42,440,729. Estimated revenues for 2023: $51,613,452. Revenues budged for 2024: $62,492,771 from page 18 of the 2024 budget. This is from page 18 of the 2024 budget posted on the website. This includes an increase in our property taxes. The council and outgoing mayor can’t keep us within budget?

  2. CM Eck hit the ground running on the Landmark 99 decision. Surely, she’ll show up with a half dozen or so suggested cuts to the budget so not to be hypocritical on spending.

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