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Visit a Park

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Urban Forest Management Plan

We are in the process of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

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Edmonds Housing Strategy

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor.  You can find more information here.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

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Mayor's Column


 
Column Archive
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Subject
Date
Tis the season when governments prepare review and approve budgets November 2, 2010
First Month in Office and Call for budget suggestions August 24, 2010

Edmonds Beacon

Subject
Date
Final Column July 1, 2010
Spring has arrived in Edmonds March 25, 2010
Diane Buckshnis fills Peggy Pritchard Olson vacancy January 28, 2010
Paine Field hearings January 7, 2010
Mayor's Year-end Message December 23, 2009
Rezone Application October 21, 2009
SnoCom 911 Call Center August 26, 2009
Fire District 1 June 25, 2009
Verizon Adventure Follow-up June 11, 2009
Now on Twitter June 4, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 4 March 19, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 3 March 12, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 2 March 5, 2009
Verizon switch-over, Part 1 February 26, 2009
Track your energy usage February 12, 2009
Annual Audit October 2, 2008
Edmonds Landscaping August 7, 2008
The House on Main July 10, 2008
Mayor's trip to Hekinan, Japan April 24, 2008
Antique Mall / Skippers redevelopment April 17, 2008
Regulations increase housing prices March 12, 2008
Development efforts along waterfront February 14, 2008
'Legalized graffiti' colors streets for fiber lines January 17, 2008
Random Thoughts Going Into 2008 January, 3, 2008
Remembering Don Chimini December 20, 2007
RE: Ongoing Redevelopment Efforts with Harbor Square and Private Property Owners November 29, 2007
Letters to the Editor and Redevelopment Process June 14, 2007
"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished." March 31, 2007
Google: Gary Haakenson March 1, 2007
The December 14th Storm January 4, 2007
City Council / Port of Edmonds Hold Second Joint Meeting December 7, 2006
"Beacon Soundbites" September 28, 2006
Rumor Mill and Downtown Projects August 31, 2006
Expansion of passenger service at Paine Field? I don't get it! July 20, 2006
Beacon columnist John Owen "honorary mayor?" July 13, 2006
"Neighborhood Tour" Wrap-up June 8, 2006
Community Crosstalks with the Mayor April 6, 2006
Annual City Council Retreat March 2, 2006
New Year's Greeting and Fire Response "Thank yous" January 12, 2006
Disaster Preparedness November 4, 2005
A day in the life of the Mayor October 6, 2005
Campain Season More Than Building Heights August 18, 2005
"Pro-tem" or "temporary" a Judge has to be appointed August 4, 2005
Memorial Day Program at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery June 16, 2005
Mayor’s trip to Hekinan, Japan - part 2 May 12, 2005
Mayor’s trip to Hekinan, Japan - part 1 May 5, 2005
Running for office takes commitment April 14, 2005
Building heights in the downtown business zone February 10, 2005
Roof modulation in the downtown business zone February 3, 2005
Be a part of Council decisions January 13, 2005
Homeland Security in Snohomish County December 2, 2004
Planning Board history and mission November 12, 2004
Motorized Scooters September 30, 2004

 

Edmonds Enterprise

Subject
Date
Final Column June 30, 2010
Spring has arrived in Edmonds March 24, 2010
Paine Field hearings January 7, 2010
Mayor's Year-end Message December 24, 2009
Rezone Application October 22, 2009
SnoCom 911 Call Center August 26, 2009
Fire District 1 June 24, 2009
Now on Twitter June 3, 2009
Citizen Levy Review Committee March 4, 2009
Track your energy usage February 11, 2009
SR104 Ferry Striping October 1, 2008
Budget Crunch July 11, 2008
Stevens Hospital May 22,2008
Neighborhood meetings March 7, 2008
City's financial future February 15, 2008
'Legalized graffiti' colors streets for fiber lines January 18, 2008
Random Thoughts Going Into 2008 January, 3, 2008
Remembering Don Chimini December 21, 2007
Mayor's Reflections on “Neighborhood Tours” March 2, 2007
The December 14th Storm January 5, 2007
Everett Superior Court Judge Releases Noel Evan Caldellis from Jail to Go Home for the Holidays December 15, 2006
Public Works Employees and Citizens Team to Clear Storm Drains and Culverts During Inclement Weather November 24, 2006
Budget Time Again! September 29, 2006
City Council Public Hearing on New Downtown Plan September 1, 2006
"Big City Mayors" Consider Global Issues July 14, 2006
Why the City of Edmonds Doesn’t Do a “Spring Cleanup” June 16, 2006
The Latest on the Edmonds Crossing Project March 31, 2006
Much Ado About Potential Sale of Edmonds School District Surplus Property March 3, 2006
A Walking Tour of Downtown Edmonds with the Mayor January 13, 2006
Disaster Preparedness November 4, 2005
Airlift Northwest Crash October 7, 2005
Campaign Promises vs. Reality on the Topic of Taxes August 19, 2005
City Council Candidates Filing Ends August 5, 2005
Esperance, Paine Field, and old Woodway Elementary School site June 17, 2005
UNOCAL: a great neighbor April 29, 2005
Building heights in the downtown business zone February 10, 2005
Roof modulation in the downtown business zone February 4, 2005
Random thoughts for the new year January 14, 2005
Public Safety personnel face senseless tragedy December 3, 2004
Mayor's Office emails November 11, 2004
Motorized Scooters October 1, 2004

Mayor's Unpublished Articles

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Low Carbon Diet June 25, 2007

Mayor's Email Articles

Subject
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Storm Warning October 18, 2007
Expect the Unexpected September 25, 2007
1957 August 17, 2007
Lunch with the Mayors July 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Housing Strategy to Get Public Hearing June 13

dhs 2018If you were an elementary school teacher supporting a family of four and earning the average salary of $62,000 per year, what housing can you find in Edmonds? Remember: with that income, you could afford monthly rent and utilities of about $1,550, but the average rent for a three-bedroom apartment in Edmonds—if you can find it—is almost $1700 per month, not including utilities.   Housing has become harder to attain than ever. read more

Creative District Community Meeting June 7, 2018

Don't forget the Creative District Community Meeting this Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. in the Brackett Meeting Room at Edmonds City Hall. For more information click here.

Hekinan Gift of Cloisonné Art

Hekinan gift artworkEdmonds, WA – This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship established in 1988 between Hekinan, Japan and the City of Edmonds. In April 2018 May Earling led a delegation of local residents to Hekinan to celebrate the relationship as well as the 70th anniversary of the founding of the City of Hekinan. At that time Mayor Earling and Mary Negita exchanged gifts at a reception in Hekinan, with Edmonds receiving a framed cloisonné image of Mount Fuji from Hekinan. In late October Mayor Negita and a delegation of Hekinan residents will travel to Edmonds for a week. read more

Community Meeting Scheduled June 7 for Creative District Application

A community meeting is scheduled June 7th for Creative District Application. City engages public to ready itself for state application. For more information click here. 

New Website Promotes Visiting Edmonds

VisitEdmonds.com Has New Look & Feel, with Enhanced Functionality

(Edmonds, WA) - After several months of research, collaboration and hard work, the City of Edmonds is promoting its new and improved VisitEdmonds.com website. While the City has had a tourism-promotion website for several years, the current version of VisitEdmonds.com was just debuted earlier this year with a new look and feel, more photographs and imagery than ever, and a more comprehensive presentation of all that Edmonds has to offer. read more

Flag Lowering Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

flag half staffFriday, May 18, 2018 through Tuesday, March 22, 2018 ~ flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.

Draft Housing Strategy Issued

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018

 
Draft Housing Strategy issued

 
(Edmonds - WA) How the City of Edmonds can help meet housing needs is the subject of a draft housing strategy, just released.  It is online at www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

The draft strategy recognizes different levels of need, from people with very low-incomes to typical young families, seniors, and others who seek affordable housing and more housing choices.

It suggests ideas for the City to incentivize affordable housing, reduce some code barriers, dedicate resources, and partner with non-profit organizations.  For example, a high priority is encouraging more housing near transit.  The City has already begun some actions to encourage more affordable housing, such as planning for growth in the Highway 99 area.

Highlights of the draft strategy will be featured at an open house on May 21, 6:00 pm, at City Hall, 3rd floor Brackett Room.  The open house kicks off the public review process. 

On May 23, the Planning Board will have an introduction to the draft strategy.  The Board will hold a public hearing on June 13. 

After further review and possible changes, the draft strategy will come before the City Council later this summer.  The Council will hold additional meetings, consider information and input, and decide what actions to take.

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Housing Task Force Holds Open House

Housing Task Force Holds Open House

 
(Edmonds - WA) Housing needs and affordability—and what the City can do about it—will be the focus of an open house May 21, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the Brackett Room, Edmonds City Hall 3rd floor, 121 5th Ave. N.  A presentation will begin at 6:30.

The event is part of a public process for developing a strategy to increase the supply of affordable housing for a range of incomes and to meet diverse housing needs. 

“Given the cost of housing,” said Shane Hope, Development Services Director and the City’s lead on housing issues, “this is a very timely event.  Our mayor and city council are all very supportive of finding ways to meet the needs and they welcome community involvement.”

Before and after the 6:30 pm presentation, city staff will be available for questions and conversation.  Large display boards and handouts will be on view throughout the evening to show ideas being considered.

The Housing Strategy Task Force, appointed by Mayor Dave Earling last August, is sponsoring the open house for the City and will be considering the results.  By June, the Task Force expects to make a recommendation for a housing strategy. 

The draft strategy will get more public review and be considered by the Planning Board and the City Council over the summer.  Ultimately, the City Council will decide on any actions to adopt or implement the strategy.

For information about the Task Force or the City’s work to develop a housing strategy, see:  www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

Edmonds Construction Standard Details Updated

NOW PUBLISHED - a complete update of the City of Edmonds Construction Standard Details.  Details are available on the Public Works & Utilities webpage in PDF and DWG formats.

Flag Lowering in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

flag half staffTuesday, May 15, 2018 ~ in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day flags will be flown at half-staff.

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9
 
(Edmonds - WA) A draft Urban Forest Management Plan—sometimes called an urban tree plan—will be considered at a public hearing of the City’s Planning Board on May 9, 7:00 pm, at the Edmonds Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave N.
 
The draft plan was developed to provide guidance on managing the urban forest in Edmonds.  (The term “urban forest” means the trees in an urban area.)  The plan’s emphasis is on tree management at city properties and rights-of-way.  But some parts address both public and private property.

For more information about the draft plan, see the city website at:  http://www.edmondswa.gov/2011-07-27-22-31-43/urban-forest-mgmt-plan.html.
 
On April 5, the Tree Board reviewed the draft plan and, on April 19, interested citizens attended an open house about it.  A slightly revised draft will be considered at the May 9 public hearing.  The revisions make some clarifications and corrections to the background sections, but do not change the proposed recommendations.

 After the Planning Board’s May 9 public hearing, the Planning Board may have further discussion that same night and possibly at a follow-up meeting.  The draft plan then goes to the City Council, starting with a June 19 public hearing.  Ultimately, the Council will make the decision on adoption, amendment, or other action.

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