Letter to the Editor: Who is drinking the Kool-Aid?

I feel the need to respond to Councilman Michael Plunkett’s email to several citizens that condemns the Planning Board’s proposed changes to the BD (business district) zones, and asked those citizens to “please don’t drink the developers’ Kool-Aid.” 1) Mr. Plunkett says that some of the people who spoke in favor of taller buildings at…

Diane Buckshnis appointed to fill vacant City Council seat

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night appointed retired banker Diane Buckshnis to fill the position left vacant with the death of Councilmember Peggy Pritchard Olson last November. The speedy process took many in the room by surprise, coming on the second ballot when Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Steve Bernheim, Dave Orvis and Michael Plunkett voted for Buckshnis,…

City Council scheduled to appoint new member Tuesday night

It could be a long night at the Edmonds City Council meeting Tuesday, when Council members decide who will fill the seat left vacant following the death of Peggy Pritchard Olson in November 2009. The first candidate to receive a four-vote majority wins. The last time there was a vacant council seat, in January 2009…