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Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.
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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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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

Click here for project information and updates.

Mayor's Column

Column Archive
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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

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

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

Low Carbon Diet June 25, 2007

Mayor's Email Articles

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






City Seeks New Economic Development Commission Members

As the Citizens Economic Development Commission (CEDC) nears its two-year anniversary, there are two open positions on the Commission. For more information please click here. For an application click here

Draft Tree Plan Comes Out

Draft Tree Plan Comes Out

(Edmonds – WA) A draft plan about managing trees in Edmonds, especially trees in public places, was issued today by the City of Edmonds.

The draft “Urban Forest Management Plan” is posted online or click here. It will be discussed at a public meeting of the Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board at its April 5 meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 250 Fifth Avenue N., Edmonds.

“We really want public input on the draft plan,” said Shane Hope, the city’s development services director. An open house and other public meetings are being planned for April and May. More information is on the website and will be updated from time to time.

The draft plan calls for more activities to maintain the tree canopy in Edmonds and to proactively manage trees in public places.   Suggestions include: planting more trees, establishing a tree bank, inventorying public trees, updating city regulations, and launching a heritage tree program. Some activities would need more city resources; others might fit within existing programs.

After a public input period and consideration by the Tree Board and Planning Board, the draft urban forest management plan will be discussed by the City Council, probably starting in June. The City Council would decide whether to approve the plan with any changes.

Edmonds Waterfront Projects Receive Strong Support in Newly Released State Capital and Transportation Budgets

State Budgets Release $6 Million for Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector Project and $500,000 each for Edmonds Waterfront Center and Waterfront Park Redevelopment Project

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds has much to celebrate in the newly released 2018 State Capital and Transportation Budgets, including $6 million for the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector Project, a $500,000 grant for the new Edmonds Waterfront Center (currently the Edmonds Senior Center), and a $500,000 grant for the waterfront redevelopment and beach restoration in conjunction with the new Waterfront Center. read more

Student Representative being sought for Citizens' Tree Board

Tree Board Logo(Edmonds - WA) A student representative is being sought to serve on the Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board. The Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protecting, and maintaining of trees for long-term community benefit.

"The Tree Board is a great community resource," Chair Doug Peterson recently noted, "and the student representative position is a special opportunity. We don’t currently have a student on the Tree Board and look forward to filling the position soon." Read more

Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector - Online Open House

Share your thoughts: February 28 – March 16

Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector Online Open House

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The City is hosting an online open house introducing the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector. Come explore different design concepts, evaluation criteria and take the opportunity to add your thoughts and perspectives to the project. The open house runs through March 16, and can be accessed here.

Flag Lowering in Memory of Reverend Billy Graham

flag half staffFriday, March 2, 2018 until close of business ~ By Presidential Proclamation, flags are to be lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Reverend Billy Graham on the day of his interment.

Highway 99 Revitalization/Gateway Project - Open House


An Open House will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at Swedish Hospital (21601 76th Ave. W - Auditorium C on 4th floor), regarding the Highway 99 Revitalization / Gateway project. Building from the Highway 99 Subarea Plan completed in 2017, the City is starting to make design decisions about how the corridor will look, feel, and function.

The project’s goal is to extend the successful transformation of Highway 99 in Shoreline through Edmonds and complete a safer corridor for all modes of transportation. Proposed transportation improvements along the corridor from 244th St. SW to 212th St. SW will be discussed, such as wider sidewalks, new street lighting, raised center medians for access management, attractive and safer crosswalks, better stormwater management, targeted utility replacements, potential undergrounding of overhead utilities, landscaping, and softscape treatments.

The Highway 99 Revitalization plan is funded by a grant from the State’s Connecting Washington transportation program. The project schedule, funding strategies and options for how project improvements may be phased over time will be discussed.

You are invited to participate in this open house to provide comments on the proposed improvements. We look forward to seeing you there. Additional information regarding the project can be accessed by going to the following website: http://www.edmondshwy99.org/ or contacting Mr. Bertrand Hauss (Transportation Engineer) at 425-771-0220 or bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov .

February 28th - Community Meeting for Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

Join us February 28th from 6pm-8pm, at the Edmonds Library, Plaza Room, to share your feedback on early design concepts!

The Waterfront Connector will be a long-term solution at at-grade railroad crossing conflicts, allowing pedestrians and emergency vehicles safe and direct access to the waterfront. 

In 2016, after receiving significant input from the community, we completed the Waterfront At-Grade Crossings Alternatives Analysis. The study looked at a number of alternatives to provide safe and reliable access over the railroad tracks to the waterfront. The analysis conducted during that study recommended the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector as the preferred solution. Mayor Earling presented this recommendation to City Council who unanimously endorsed the project in November 2016. 

You can learn more about the project and share your thoughts in-person on February 28th or online February 28th – March 16th. edmondswaterfrontaccess.org 

2018 State of the City Address

Mayor Earling's 2018 State of the City Address... press release

2018 SOC

Flag Lowering Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

flag half staffThursday, February 15, 2018 until close of business on Monday, February 19, 2018 ~ By Presidential Proclamation, flags are to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Donates Book to Local Schools

you hold me upEdmonds Diversity Commission Donates Special Collection of Children’s Books to Local Elementary Schools

Diversity-Themed Books Aim to Support School District’s Mission to Provide a More Inclusive and Equitable Curriculum    

(Edmonds, WA) – In an effort to promote a greater understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion among Edmonds youth and support the Edmonds School District’s mission to provide a more equitable and diverse curriculum for its students, the City of Edmonds Diversity Commission has kicked off the new year with a substantial donation of children’s books to local elementary schools. The books focus on themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion and are intended to be available as resources for teachers, librarians, and students to help inform, engage, and encourage discussion. read more

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