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,…

Applications open for Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board  

The Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board is seeking applications for one open position and any other tree board positions that become available in the near future. The tree board encourages the planting, protecting and maintaining of trees for long-term community benefit. Tree board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, starting at 6 p.m….

Edmonds City Council approves ban on public camping

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night by a 5-2 vote approved an ordinance that bans camping on public property in the city. It was the fourth time the council had considered the measure, which was drafted by the city attorney and supported by both the City of Edmonds police chief and human services staff. It…

Scene in Edmonds: Kid-friendly fun at the watershed fair

The Watershed Fun Fair returned to Edmonds Saturday, offering nature-themed activities just for kids including exhibits, games and crafts. Families had an opportunity to meet with city staff and non-profit conservation organizations, feed juvenile salmon in the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery’s rearing pond, and take a tour of the newly replanted Wildlife Habitat Native Plant…

Health district report, public safety among items on Woodway Town Council May 16 agenda

A presentation from the Snohomish Health District and a review of public safety are among the items on the Woodway Town Council agenda’s Monday, May 16 business meeting. The council will also discuss the first quarter 2021 police activity and financial reports. There will be two opportunities for public comments. The public may attend in-person at…

Reminder: Watershed Fun Fair May 14

Mark your calendars for the Watershed Fun Fair, which after a pandemic hiatus returns on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Edmonds’ Willow Creek Salmon and Watershed Education Center. This \event offers nature-themed activities just for kids including exhibits, games and crafts. The event is free and registration is not required….