Outdoor free movies scheduled at four Edmonds parks, starting July 15

The Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is offering free movie nights on Friday evenings this summer. Movies will begin at approximately 15 minutes before sunset. Friday, July 15 – Encanto at the Frances Anderson Center Friday, July 22 – The Mighty Ducks at Seaview Park Friday, July 29 – Luca at Hickman Park Friday, Aug….

Scene in Edmonds: Delivering thanks from Texas

In November 2020, we ran a story about Edmonds resident Billie Brown and her efforts to honor her father, the late William “Boy” Brown. Boy Brown played a pivotal role in discovering and promoting a range of R&B, Soul and Zydeco artists while associated with KJET Radio out of Beaumont, Texas. (His brother, and Billie’s…

Final three ‘Reimagining Neighborhoods’ roundtable meetings scheduled for next week

The final three of six neighborhood roundtable discussions for the City of Edmonds Reimagining Neighborhoods and Streets project have been scheduled. The Highway 99/Lake Ballinger neighborhood meeting will be Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Sunset office building located at 23607 Highway 99. The Westgate discussion will be Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at…

In emotional meeting, Edmonds City Council passes resolution supporting reproductive rights

Updated with language from resolution now posted on city website. Emotions, hopes, fears and frustrations all collided at Tuesday’s City Council meeting as the national debate over abortion rights came to Edmonds. At the end of a tumultuous meeting that was extended twice, the council finally voted unanimously, 6-0 (Councilmember Neil Tibbott was not present) to…

Edmonds police chief to visit Woodway Town Council’s July 5 meeting

Edmonds Police Chief Michelle Bennett will pay a visit to the Woodway Town Council during its Tuesday, July 5 business meeting. The Town of Woodway contracts with the City of Edmonds to provide police services. The hybrid council meeting — a day later than usual due to the Monday, July 4 holiday — will begin…

Edmonds City Council to consider reproductive freedom resolutions July 5

The Edmonds City Council at its Tuesday, July 5 meeting will consider whether to approve a resolution supporting reproductive freedom, in response to the June 24 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade. Councilmembers voted 3-4 at their June 28 meeting against a motion to add a reproductive freedom resolution drafted by Councilmember Laura…

Council honors Greg Urban, delays consideration of reproductive freedom resolution

Most of the Edmonds City Council meeting was devoted to routine city business Tuesday night — from moving forward with a rezone of property in the Westgate neighborhood and a new event permitting process, to accepting a generous donation to support the city’s flower basket program. But a proposed resolution supporting reproductive freedom served as…

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…