Edmonds City Council gets to work on budget amendments

Edmonds City Councilmembers rolled up their collective sleeves Tuesday night and began suggesting amendments to Mayor Mike Cooper’s proposed 2011 City of Edmonds budget. All suggested amendments, which were submitted in writing to City Council President Steve Bernheim, will be posted on the City’s website so the public has a chance to review them. The…

Letter: Thanks to Edmonds Police Chief Compaan and Cpl. Ploeger

To the editor: On August 31st, I wrote a letter to My Edmonds News regarding a nuisance vagrant living in a vehicle on the street where I live. I called the Edmonds Police Department several times about the matter. The last encounter was with an officer who gave me a dissertation on the “rights” of this bum, who was evicted…

Edmonds police officers will be ‘in the pink’ next weekend

You’ll notice something a little different about Edmonds’ finest as they go about their jobs next weekend – they’ll be wearing pink. Well, not all pink, of course — they are replacing the standard-issue white T-shirts evident under their uniforms with pink ones. The temporary uniform change for Sept. 24-26  is for a good cause — …

Police to honor employees, citizens in National Police Week ceremony Monday

It’s National Police Week, and the Edmonds Police Department will be holding its annual awards ceremony on Monday to recognize the accomplishments of local police officers as well as the individual efforts of citizens who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony will honor 17 public safety employees and four citizens,…

Budget implications of Skippers plan concern Edmonds police chief

Two weeks ago, when the Edmonds City Council began debating a proposal to buy the vacant Skippers Restaurant property for $1.1 million, Councilmember D.J. Wilson expressed many reservations, not the least of which was how the purchase might impact funding for the city’s police department. As it turns out, Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan also…