Commission recommends that council reinstate Edmonds mayor’s pay raise

In July 2009, Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson was scheduled to get a 10 percent¬†pay raise, but the Edmonds City Council voted to delay it until January 2011, due to “significant and unanticipated economic impacts” on the city’s budget.¬†Now a seven-member citizens’ commission is recommending that the City Council reinstate that delayed $12,790 raise — which…

City Council to discuss Styrofoam ban, levy committee formation

The Edmonds City Council on Tuesday night will consider a ban on Styrofoam food containers at Edmonds businesses. If approved, Edmonds would join the cities of Seattle and Issaquah and San Juan County in banning Styrofoam take-out containers. Other items on the Council agenda include: – A recommendation by the Finance Committee to appoint a…