Scene on video: Progress on the Ballinger Park fishing pier

David Carlos shot this video of Ballinger Park fishing pier construction in Mountlake Terrace July 26. The waterfront project will add a new fishing pier, boat dock, boat launch, and enhanced shoreline improvements. Project funding also covers the new restrooms at the boat launch as well as an accessible pathway from the senior/community center to…

Public weighs in on future of parks in Edmonds; still time to take the survey

Like fireflies on a summer night, comments lit up the computer screen: “…second beach volleyball court” “…more parks/green space along SR 99 “…more launch sites for kayaks and paddle boards” “…mountain bike trail in Yost” “…bathroom facilities at parks” “…not enough activities for teenagers” “…too much spent in the Bowl” This was part of the…

City announces new online portal to report incidents of discrimination

The City of Edmonds has established a new online portal to report incidents of bias, discrimination and hate. According to a city announcement Monday, the new reporting tool was recommended by the Edmonds Diversity Commission. Any issues that are criminal in nature should still be reported directly to Edmonds police by calling 911 or via the EPD…

Edmonds City Council to resume meetings in person July 20

After more than 15 months meeting remotely due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the Edmonds City Council will resume in-person meetings in council chambers beginning Tuesday, July 20. The decision to reopen comes after Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state reopening on June 30 and Edmonds City Hall reopened on a part-time basis July 12. All…

Council approves Civic Park construction, discusses ideas for COVID recovery funds

The Edmonds City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move ahead with plans to transform the aging Civic Playfield into Edmonds’ newest downtown park. Prior to the vote, however, Councilmember Laura Johnson — who last week questioned whether the city should move forward on the project — reiterated that the city needs to prioritize the placement…

Reminder: Edmonds outdoor anti-hate town hall scheduled for July 12

The City of Edmonds will sponsor an anti-hate town hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 12 in the courtyard of Edmonds-Woodway High School. Among those making an appearance, according to the city’s announcement, are Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson, Acting Chief of Police Michelle Bennett, Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and other civic leaders. The…

Edmonds City Hall reopening to public July 12

After more than a year of being shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions, Edmonds City Hall will be reopening to the public beginning Monday, July 12. According to a city announcement, city hall will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some services will remain fully online as the…

Edmonds City Council July 6 set to discuss in-person meeting logistics, Civic Park

In addition to its regular 7 p.m. July 6 business meeting, when the Edmonds City Council will consider the future of Civic Playfield renovations, the council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the logistics of resuming in-person meetings now that COVID-19 public gathering restrictions have eased. According to background included with the…

Woodway Town Hall to reopen July 6

Woodway’s Town Hall will reopen to the public starting Tuesday, July 6. Regular business hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., excluding legal holidays. All unvaccinated visitors will need to wear a mask and observe physical distancing measures. Town Hall is located at 23920 113th Pl. W., Woodway.  

Edmonds launches Highway 99 Renewal Project with initial open house

In a lightly attended Wednesday evening virtual open house, City of Edmonds officials and project consultants presented initial plans for the Highway 99 Community Renewal Project. Smaller in scope than the Highway 99 Subarea Plan approved in 2017, the project aims to address issues related to unattended buildings, unsafe traffic conditions, homelessness impacts, and nuisances…

Ballinger Park waterfront in Mountlake Terrace to close for construction

Construction of the Ballinger Park Waterfront Project begins on Thursday, July 1 and Friday, July 2, closing specific areas of the waterfront area so the City of Mountlake Terrace can begin work on major park improvements. The waterfront will temporarily reopen July 3-5, for the holiday weekend, with the closure resuming on July 6 and…

Eyeing impact on neighborhoods, city council considers five Edmonds housing recommendations

Five members of the Edmonds City Council got to work Thursday afternoon, reviewing five of 20 recommendations made earlier this year by the city’s Citizens Housing Commission. One takeaway during the two-hour work session: The idea of focusing first on the city’s individual neighborhoods and how they might be impacted by proposed recommendations, rather than…