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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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Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

Click here to learn more about the project.
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Edmonds Housing Strategy

Follow along at the project website
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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.

Snohomish County Emergency Communication Tax

Department of RevenueEffective April 1, 2019, local sales and use tax within Snohomish County will increase one-tenth of one percent (.001). The tax will be used for emergency communication systems and facilities. Businesses must collect the appropriate new rate of sales tax for retail sales and services provided within Snohomish County. Persons or businesses within Snohomish County will be subject to the new tax rate for reporting use tax on items purchased for their personal or business use if sales tax has not been paid.

See new sales tax rates here.

Republic Services to Suspend Yard Waste Collection from February 18-22

Republic Services South Snohomish County is making every effort to reach all garbage customers on their regularly scheduled service date this week (February 18-22nd.) 

In order to help facilitate this effort, Republic Services will suspend yard waste collection for the cities of Lynnwood, Edmonds and all other South Snohomish County customers.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.  Republic Services will return to the regular collection schedule for yard waste beginning on February 25, 2019 for all customers.  Finally, customers should continue to place garbage out on their regular scheduled service date until further notice

Call for Applications for Assistant Language Teacher in Japan

Michelle Rockstead HekinanEdmonds, WA– The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Hekinan, Japan for a two-year term starting September 1, 2019 and ending August 31, 2021. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019.

Applications can be obtained by visiting the Commission's webpage at http://www.edmondswa.gov/sister-city-exchange-programs.html, under Assistant Language Teacher; or by email or phone request to Carolyn.LaFave@edmondswa.gov / 425.771.0247; or by visiting Edmonds City Hall at 121 5th Ave. N., Edmonds. read more

Winter Storm Response

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City Public Works crews are working hard to keep you safe and on the road during winter storms.    
For more info on snow removal routes and standard operating procedures, please follow this LINK.

Be safe in your travels!

 

Public Invited to Mayor Earling's 2019 State of the City Address

Thursday, March 7th | 8:30 am | Edmonds Theater

Opening Remarks by Teresa Wippel, MyEdmondsNews, and Pastor Barry Crane, North Sound Church

(Edmonds, WA) - Mayor Dave Earling invites the public to join him in reflecting on both the accomplishments and challenges of 2018 and in looking ahead to the City’s goals and plans for 2019 during his annual State of the City Address at 8:30 am on Thursday, March 7th, at the Edmonds Theater at 415 Main Street. Mayor Earling will discuss the successes and challenges of the past year, projects and goals for the New Year, and long-term strategies for 2019 and beyond. Opening remarks will be provided by Teresa Wippel of MyEdmondsNews and Pastor Barry Crane of North Sound Church. read more

2019 Traffic Calming Program

 

The City of Edmonds is requesting public input on the 2019 Traffic Calming Program.
The program has a budget of $20,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on
streets where a problem can be documented. The program consists of a three-phase process: (1)
Petition and Review for Qualification; (2) Education / Enforcement; and (3) Possible Installation
of Traffic Calming Devices.

In order for a location to be considered in the 2019 Traffic Calming Program, a Citizen Action
Request and Neighborhood Petition Form need to be submitted to the City. Both forms can be found by
going to the following link: http://www.edmondswa.gov/transportation-text/traffic-calming-program.html 
The petition must have supporting signatures from at least eight different households within the neighborhood.

City staff will evaluate each petition and determine if it qualifies for the Traffic Calming
Program. Projects deemed qualified will be prioritized and pursued based on available funding.

In past years, the program has funded the installation of speed radar feedback signs, signing and
pavement markings. Alternative solutions may be considered depending on location and the traffic
concern.

In order for your street to be considered for the Program, please submit the forms by March 7, 2019
to Mr. Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer either by email bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov or mail
to Edmonds City Hall (Attn: Engineering Division), 121 5th Ave. N Edmonds, WA 98020.

Edmonds Planning Board Seeks Student Representative

Student Representative Being Sought for Planning Board

A student representative is being sought to serve on the Edmonds Planning Board.  The Planning Board makes recommendations to the City Council on plans, codes, and issues related to community development, including transportation, environment, and housing, 

“Experience with the Planning Board is a great way to learn about local government and planning for the future,” said Shane Hope, Development Services Director.

The selected student would serve the remainder of the school year and attend Planning Board meetings.  The Board meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month, starting at 7:00 pm.  Information about the Board is online at http://www.edmondswa.gov/planning-board.html.

Student representatives must live in Edmonds and be attending either high school or college. 

 For questions or to get an application, contact the City’s Planning Division: diane.cunningham@edmondswa.gov or 425.771-0220.

 

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Mayor Earling Announces He will Not Seek a Third Term

Earling Says His Announcement Is Intended to Allow Time For "A Robust Race to Produce a Qualified, New Mayor."

(Edmonds, WA) - After much deliberation, Dave Earling has announced he will not seek a third term as mayor of Edmonds. Mayor Earling announced his decision to the community this week, saying he hopes the timing of his announcement will provide prospective mayoral candidates ample time to organize their campaigns. read more

SAVE THE DATE ~ 2019 State of the City Address

 

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Fostering Global Citizenship

Students gain international understanding with exchange program

(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture.  Edmonds students have a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, language, and traditions of Japan through an exchange program coordinated by the Edmonds Sister City Commission.  For ten students each summer, it is the adventure of a lifetime.  While in Japan, students live with a Japanese family and travel to see the sights and sounds around Hekinan, Japan.  Upon their return, they and their families offer the same consideration to the Japanese students.  Introducing these kids to each other’s culture opens their world and encourages a global view.

The City of Edmonds Sister City Commission invites students 14-18 years of age to participate in the annual student exchange to Hekinan.  Edmonds students will travel to Hekinan for the last two weeks in July 2019 and then host a Japanese student during their stay in Edmonds during the first two weeks of August 2019.  Student cost for the trip will range between $1,600 and $2,300 depending on the cost of airfare.  Hekinan has been our Sister City since 1988 and the exchange program has been a central component of that relationship.  Deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2019.

For applications and more information please visit the ESCC Exchange webpage.

Climate Goals Open House Set for January 17

Climate Goals Open House Set for January 17

A Climate Goals open house will be held Thursday, January 17, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Brackett Room of Edmonds City Hall (3rd floor), 121 Fifth Avenue N.

The open house will have displays on greenhouse gases and other information on view for the public. At 7:00 pm, City representatives will give a presentation about key climate findings and possible next steps.

The City began a Climate Goals project last year, based on a resolution adopted by the City Council. The project includes developing a greenhouse gas inventory for Edmonds, identifying targets for reducing greenhouse gases, and proposing ways to meet the targets. The biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas.

Studies have shown that greenhouse gas emissions are a key factor in climate warming. Even if climate change is held to only a 2˚ C. maximum increase by 2100, that still means huge impacts, here and globally. For example, according to a recent study, ocean acidity would increase by 24%.   Yet, even meeting the 2˚ goal will be difficult if trends don’t change dramatically.

The Climate Goals project recognizes that Edmonds alone cannot change the trends but cities together can make a difference.

A consultant team is helping with the project, aided by elected officials, City staff, and the citizen-based Climate Protection Committee. More detailed project information will soon be posted on the City’s website.

This is not the City’s first work on climate change issues. In 2010, the City adopted a Climate Action Plan. Other approaches included the New Energy Cities Action Plan in 2011, and various activities, such as the “Taming Bigfoot” community exercise last year.

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