City council set June 28 to accept $2.9 million donation from Edmonds man’s estate

Among items of interest on the Tuesday, June 28 Edmonds City Council agenda: accepting a nearly $2.9 million donation from the estate of an Edmonds man, with specific instructions that it be used “for hanging baskets, street corner flower planting and maintenance.” The city’s parks department received notice it was named as a beneficiary in…

City employees commended for assisting person with medical emergency

Four City of Edmonds public works employees have been recognized for their efforts to assist a person having a medical emergency earlier this week. Steve Matthews, Don Crawford, Chris Shawand David Leder were taking a walk on their lunch break Wednesday when they came across a person needing urgent help. As the staff was calling…

Council votes to reject ‘missing middle’ housing grant; OKs interim design standards

After hearing numerous public comments in opposition, the Edmonds City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night to reject a Washington State Department of Commerce grant that would have funded the evaluation of  “missing middle” housing in Edmonds. The lone vote supporting the grant application came from Councilmember Susan Paine. Both Councilmember Laura Johnson and Edmonds Mayor…

Edmonds Diversity Commission offering small grants for second half of 2022

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission has opened the application period for grant awards covering the second half of 2022. The commission’s small grants program focused on community programs, events and/or activities that engage, educate, or involve the Edmonds community in ways that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals, local not-for-profit groups, agencies or organizations…

Woodway Town Council to meet June 21

The Woodway Town Council will hold a hybrid business meeting starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The meeting is a day later than usual due to the Juneteenth holiday. During the meeting, the council will hold a public hearing and consider a resolution adopting Woodway’s six-year Transportation Improvement Plan. In addition, there will be a…

Reminder: Five Corners Reimagining Neighborhoods roundtable meeting set for June 22

The first of six neighborhood roundtable meetings for the City of Edmonds’ Reimagining Neighborhoods and Streets project is taking place on Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. at the Five Corners Caffe Ladro, 8403 Main St. The public is invited to attend a roundtable meeting in their local neighborhood. In addition to Five Corners, there…

City of Edmonds answers Hwy 99 construction questions during project kickoff

The City of Edmonds Thursday, June 16 hosted the official kickoff for the long-awaited Highway 99 Revitalization Project. Approximately 20 people attended the virtual event to learn more and ask questions about the upcoming construction. Plans for Highway 99 renovations have been in the works since the Edmonds City Council approved a subarea plan for…

Edmonds 2022 street paving set to begin June 21

The City of Edmonds will be paving approximately seven lane miles of streets at various locations citywide this summer. The project is scheduled to begin June 21 and to be completed in August. The work involves grinding off the top layer of old pavement and replacing it with new asphalt pavement. After the work is complete,…

Edmonds council to hold public hearing June 14 on interim design standards

In addition to meeting in committees Tuesday, June 14, the Edmonds City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. for one agenda item: Conducting a public hearing to receive citizens’comments on interim design standards for multifamily-only buildings in the city’s BD2 zone. The interim design standards — approved by the council at an…

City of Edmonds partnering with Be SMART for Kids program on gun safety

The City of Edmonds is partnering with the Be SMART for Kids program that educates responsible adults on the importance of secure firearm storage in reducing unintentional firearm injuries and deaths. “In recognition that June is Gun Violence Awareness Month and with the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas and the credible threat made here at…

Council closer to approving parks plan, OKs contract for Perrinville Creek restoration

After passing three amendments aimed at improving parks and recreation amenities in Edmonds’ Lake Ballinger neighborhood, the Edmonds City Council agreed Tuesday night to place the city’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan on the council’s June 21 consent agenda for approval. The PROS plan is a six-year guide for managing city’s parks, open…

Public invited to virtual kick-off meeting for Highway 99 project

The City of Edmonds is holding a virtual kick-off meeting for the Highway 99 Gateway-Revitalization Stage 2 Project. The kick-off meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 16th from 6-7 p.m. During the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and learn more information.You can access the meeting at…

Woodway Town Council to meet June 6

The Woodway Town Council will hold a hybrid meeting starting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 6. The public may attend in person at Town Hall (23920 113th Pl. W., Woodway, WA 98020) or virtually via Microsoft Teams with the option of calling in via telephone. Click here to access the Teams meeting. To call into…

Mayor says council’s ‘bullying’ behavior prompted new administrative order

Updated Thursday with responses from three additional councilmembers. Mayor Mike Nelson’s new administrative order, announced Tuesday, sounds simple and straightforward: “The City of Edmonds places the highest value on our employees and their well-being. We strive to ensure that our employees are satisfied workers and have the resources and support necessary to be effective and…

Mayor issues order addressing reports that councilmembers are bullying staff

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson on Tuesday afternoon said he has issued a new administrative order regarding workplace professionalism, which is directly aimed at city councilmembers who “belittle, intimidate and humiliate” city employees. According to a city news release, some staff members have experienced workplace interactions with city councilmembers that the employees have felt to be…

City launches engagement aimed at ‘reimagining’ Edmonds neighborhoods and streets

“It’s really about creating community spaces together.” With that, City of Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin launched the city’s “Reimagining Streets + Neighborhoods” initiative, aimed at “envisioning what the streets of tomorrow will look like, what will they feel like, who will they serve.” While Tuesday’s meeting — which drew about 70 people —…

Council approves interim extension of dedicated street fronts in downtown business zone

The Edmonds City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to approve an interim extension of designated street fronts in certain areas of downtown Edmonds’ BD2 zone, ensuring that the action is in place prior to the expiration of a city moratorium on building permit applications there. The decision — supported by Councilmembers Vivian Olson, Diane Buckshnis,…