Mayor Cooper’s Memorial Day message

The final weekend of May has different meanings around the community, such as school’s almost out, summer is here and boating season is upon us; and, of course, a three-day weekend loaded with picnics and celebrations. During this Memorial Day weekend of celebration, please take some time to stop and honor those who have made…

City of Edmonds, solar cooperative sign documents for roof lease

Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper and Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative  President Chris Herman have signed the required documents to construct and operate a 75-kilowatt solar power installation at the city’s Frances Anderson Center. The city is leasing roof space to the solar cooperative and will buy electricity from the project at discounted rates until 2020. “These agreements…

Two opportunities to hear Mayor Cooper’s State of City Address Friday

Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper will deliver his 2011 State of the City Address this Friday, March 4, and citizens have two separate opportunities to hear it: 9 a.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., where for $5 you can buy a breakfast of pancakes and strawberry compote, scrambled eggs with ham, sausage gravy…

Historical Society Vice President Jack Hall and Mayor Mike Cooper cut the 100th birthday ribbon Thursday.

Well-wishers say Happy Birthday to Edmonds’ Carnegie Library building

One hundred years ago, on Feb. 17, 1911, a new library opened in Edmonds on 118 5th Ave. N. The building was funded through the foundation of self-made millionaire Andrew Carnegie, who believed that libraries should be available to everyone. The brick and stone building, which is now on the National Register of Historic Buildings,…

Edmonds mayor plays host to Japanese wrestlers

Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper — himself a former Edmonds High School wrestler — played host to a group of high school wrestlers from Japan who are visiting as part of an international cultural exchange and who will wrestle against local All-Stars at Mountlake Terrace tonight. The wrestlers from the Japanese National Team were accompanied by…

Edmonds mayor tells councilmembers he won’t sign their budget

Updated with letter from Mayor; councilmember comments My Edmonds News has learned that Mayor Mike Cooper won’t be signing the 2011 city budget that was approved last week by the Edmonds City Council. Cooper’s decision doesn’t affect budget implementation, since under city law it will become effective without his signature. It does, however, reflect the…

Past and present meet at Mike Cooper’s historic Edmonds home

It was a family reunion of sorts at the house of Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper Wednesday morning. Officially, Cooper and his wife Chrystal were commemorating the addition of their Maple Street home — known as the Palmer House — to the Edmonds Register of Historic Places. Unofficially, the event provided an opportunity for three members…

A Thanksgiving message from Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper

As Thanksgiving approaches, I would like to wish residents of Edmonds, our city council, city staff and their families a happy, restful and safe holiday. Our city has withstood many challenges in the past year. Many of those challenges are likely to continue in 2011. Despite those challenges, we have much to be thankful for….

Edmonds residents: You’re invited to have lunch with the Mayor

Mayor Mike Cooper is inviting Edmonds residents to join him for lunch at City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 30 “to discuss the future of Edmonds and the 2011 budget.” The brown-bag lunch discussion will be from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Brackett Room, third floor of City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N.  Coffee, tea and water…

Mayor says city will fight movement of Mukilteo ferry to Edmonds

While several key topics were discussed at Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting, the one that is likely to be of most interest to residents wasn’t even on the agenda: Mayor Mike Cooper’s strongly worded opposition to Edmonds becoming a replacement site for the Mukilteo ferry terminal, an idea that’s been considered by the Washington…

Reminder: Edmonds businesses can apply for plastic bag deadline extension

Edmonds businesses that have not yet discontinued using single-use plastic checkout bags should consider requesting an extension with the city, Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper said. In a news release issued Friday afternoon, Cooper thanked Edmonds residents and retailers for “a successful start” to the City’s ban on plastic checkout bags at retail establishments, which became…

Edmonds mayor wants your ideas for 2011 budget priorities

Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper has established a special email address where Edmonds residents can share funding priorities and suggestions related to the 2011 budget. The address is BudgetSuggestions@ci.edmonds.wa.us. Emails are limited to one page and must contain the resident’s name and address.

D.J. Wilson comes in second in PCO voting for vacant County Council post

Democratic precinct committee officers from Snohomish County Council District 3 met Saturday morning to pick their top three candidates for the appointment to the seat left vacant by the resignation of Councilmember Mike Cooper, who is now Edmonds’ Mayor. The top vote-getter was Lynnwood City Councilmember Stephanie Wright, with 33 votes. Edmonds City Councilmember D.J….

Mayor Cooper’s inauguration speech

Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper provided My Edmonds News with the text of the speech he gave after he was sworn in Friday. It is a great honor for me to be sworn in today as the 25th Mayor of Edmonds. I want to begin my remarks by assuring you that I will not speak as…