Letter to the Editor: Listen to the Planning Board, think positive

Dear Editor: I respond to the lengthy  statement  from A.C.E.  Most of us love Edmonds! When a few negative folk always say NO , the rest of us understand reality.  Edmonds’ tax base needs help. So let’s attract new business (housing too).  Let’s think positive.  Listen to the Planning Board.  Watch  our City Council. Yours…

Letter to the editor: Edmonds buildings may be taller than you think

Editor: Building heights in our city continue to be a concern of some Edmonds citizens. The downtown BD zones have a height limit of 30 feet. Some will likely be surprised to learn that of the relatively few buildings that have been constructed in the past 10 years, only two do not exceed 30 feet…

Letter to Edmonds City Council from ACE: Reject the Port’s Harbor Square plan

The following letter to the Edmonds City Council is being published at the request of the Alliance for the Citizens of Edmonds Dear Councilors: ACE recommends the Council finally reject the Port’s plan because it does not address any better voters’ and residents’ concerns expressed at recent hearings. -It insufficiently considers Edmonds’ development as an…

Letter to the Editor: More on liquefaction risks along Edmonds waterfront

Dear Editor: Mr. Phil Lovell wrote a letter that was published in the Edmonds Beacon in early January.  Since then, I’ve been fascinated with his response/rebuke of Mr. Dave Buelow’s letter that was published in that paper. (Mr. Buelow’s comments were also published on My Edmonds News as a “thank you” to Councilperson Joan Bloom’s…

Letter: Thank you to Hazel Miller Foundation

Dear Editor: The Carol Rowe Edmonds Food Bank would like to thank the Hazel Miller Foundation for the year-end grant of $5,000. This money was used to purchase turkey and hams, as well as milk and eggs for our patrons. Many thanks for providing the makings of a wonderful holiday meal for our clients. Meara…

Letter: Thanks for supporting the CASA gift-giving tree

Dear editor: Every year the Rotary Club of Edmonds provides gift-giving trees to support the CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program. These programs provide court-appointed special advocates for children who are victims or alleged victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect. This past year, we processed 327…

Letter to the Editor: Taxes and compensation of municipal workers

Dear editor: A recent letter of mine about the Edmonds 2013 budget caused some to comment to me that one big reason why our city has insufficient revenue is because the city cannot increase property tax, its major source of revenue, by more than 1 percent annually – which is below the rate of inflation….

Letter: Why some City Councilmembers voted against Woodway police contract

Dear Editor: I have read a couple of letters to the editor in the local papers from two of The Town of Woodway’s council explaining why I and other Edmonds City Council votes were wrong against the multiple year police contract agreed to with Woodway. I thought maybe the Edmonds taxpayers deserved the full explanation….

Letter: Woodway thanks Edmonds for continuing partnership

Dear editor: The Town of Woodway is a small town that is not much bigger than some of the surrounding neighborhoods within the cities of Edmonds and Shoreline. As a small community, we are proud of our independence and self-sufficiency. Since incorporation in 1958, Woodway has had its own police force. However, in this age…

Letter: Adoption of compensation report will only add to City of Edmonds financial woes

Dear Editor: Last year the city retained a compensation consultant to make recommendations about the compensation of non-represented employees. His report was first considered by city council in July; council again spent time on it this week before it was tabled until next week. The consultant’s report reflects the completion of a lot of very…

Letter: Edmonds police say thanks for interest in recent open house

Editor: Edmonds Police Department would like to thank the community for its interest in our centennial open house on Sept. 16, 2012.  We had over 450 people tour the department, explore police vehicles and get a close look at police equipment, old and new. The staff had a great time sharing our department history. We…

Letter: Officials need to keep an open mind when reviewing Port’s Harbor Square plan

Dear Editor: When the City of Edmonds reviews and deliberates on the proposed plan to redevelop Harbor Square, it is important that the various officials, boards, the City Council and the Mayor approach this review with an open mind. Unfortunately over the past several years, there is immediate opposition against any development proposal in the…

Letter: The future of the old Edmonds fire truck

Dear Editor: It has come to my attention that the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation is disbanding. This is a shame, they have done a lot of good work over the years.  While this is a sad event, I am disturbed at what they are trying to do as part of closing down. The EFSF owns…

Letter: Other options for redeveloping Harbor Square, minus 55-foot buildings

Editor: Over the last six months, I can’t think of anyone with whom I’ve spoken — with a few exceptions, of course — who is for the Port of Edmonds’ proposed Harbor Square’s redevelopment. But what has been made clear to me in almost every conversation that I’ve had with exceptions, again —  is that…

Letter: An outsider’s reminder of what we have in Edmonds

Editor: My California sister came to visit me recently and I wanted to impress her with this lovely, quaint, waterfront town of Edmonds we all call home. So I took her to the one place in Edmonds that made a huge impression on me 15 years ago when I first decided that Edmonds would be…

Letter: Port’s Harbor Square proposal will rejuvenate downtown Edmonds

Editor: Change usually make me uncomfortable. I need  good reasons to support changes to places I like. Since Edmonds is clearly one of my favorite places I looked closely at the Port of Edmonds conceptual plan for Harbor Square. At the same time I looked at areas needing improvement in Edmonds, especially the large number…

Letter to editor: It’s the Edmonds MUSEUM Summer Market

Editor: At the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society Board Meeting in 1993, the monthly subject of the Museum finances were discussed, which led to various ideas of how to remain on the plus side on the balance sheet. It was felt the Museum should sponsor some sort of activity that would not only bring attention…

Letter: Thank you, from the Edmonds Arts Festival

Editor: The Edmonds Arts Festival and Foundation would like to thank all who attended our 55th annual Edmonds Arts Festival this past Father’s Day weekend. Your support plays an essential part in carrying out our mission to provide scholarships and grants that enrich lives and enhance the arts in our schools and in our community….

Letter: Salon 512 thanks its stylists, support staff

Editor: Salon 512 has had the privilege of serving the Edmonds area for 15 years. Our success has been due to the dedication and commitment of our loyal stylists Beth, Carol, Donna, Geri, Mary Ellen, Sandy, Stacee and Tove and our present and past support staff — Cheryl, Molly, Maryanne, Chelsea, Sandra and Paige. Thank you for…