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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.

Stormwater Management
Streamside Landowners
Best Management Practices (BMPs)

 

We are lucky to live in one of the most wildlife-rich places in the world.. By ensuring that streamside activities have beneficial impacts instead of harmful impacts, and that they enhance habitat-forming natural processes instead of stopping them, you can improve stream health and wildlife habitat for generations to come.

The most important things you can do to create good wildlife habitat are also the most important things you can do for your stream:

    1. Leave Your Streambanks Natural:  Healthy streams are bordered by native trees and shrubs, and are crossed with fallen logs and roots that catch and hold sediment, leaves, and debris.  It may look untidy, but such natural clutter is essential to the health of rivers and streams.  Trees, shrubs, and roots, stabilize streambanks and reduce erosion.  Logs and branches in streams slow water velocity and protect streambanks and streamside plants from being swept away in high winter flows.  Fallen trees help create gravel bars where salmon and trout spawn.
    2. Plant Native Plants:  Native plants are suited to our local climate and soils so they don’t require watering, fertilizer, or pesticides. Native plants are hosts for many species of beneficial insects that serve as pollinators, food for salmon, trout and birds, and predators of harmful insects. They also provide seeds and fruit for birds. Salmon depend on native plants for shade, shelter (young salmon hide in overhanging shrubs at all times of the year), food (the mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies that salmon eat all need native plants), and leaf litter.
    3. Plant Trees: Shrubs, especially native shrubs, are very good for streams. Trees, however, provide many services that shrubs and smaller plants cannot. Living trees provide shade that keeps water cool. They provide food such as beneficial insects. They also provide leaves, needles, twigs and branches for the insects, amphibians and fish that live in the streams. Dead and fallen trees provide habitat for insects, amphibians and fish. They create pools that control sediment and nutrient movement. They slow the flow of water, reducing erosion and property damage.

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    1. Limit Use of Lawn Chemicals:  Most lawn chemicals can harm your stream.
  • Pesticides designed to kill terrestrial insects can also kill aquatic insects such as the mayflies, caddisflies and stoneflies that salmon and trout rely on for food. They can also kill important predatory insects like dragonfly and damselfly larvae, aquatic beetles, and water striders. These insects help control mosquitoes, blackflies, and other pests.
  • Herbicides designed to kill weeds can also kill aquatic vegetation, cutting off the food supply for the entire aquatic food chain. The nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizers, livestock waste, and pet waste are like vitamins. People need vitamins to live, but too much of some vitamins is toxic. Likewise, streams need phosphorus and nitrogen, but too much can cause severe problems. High nitrogen levels in water are also toxic to fish. Phosphorus is a major problem in many Snohomish County lakes.
  • Fertilizers dissolve in rainwater and wash into the soil. Some, but not all, of the fertilizer is absorbed and used by plants. The rest eventually migrates into streams, where it causes algae blooms. Algae blooms not only look bad, they consume dissolved oxygen in the water – oxygen that fish and other aquatic wildlife need to breathe. Cold-water fish species like salmon and trout require high oxygen levels.
    1. Wash Your Car at a Car Wash:  Fuel, oil, antifreeze, copper, and zinc are common pollutants from your vehicle. Fuel, oil, and antifreeze drip onto roads. Bits of copper and zinc wear off your brake pads and fall onto roads. Rain turns those powdered metals and chemicals into a poisonous soup that is sprayed over your vehicle as you drive. These pollutants and soap can flow into storm drains and ditches that discharge into your stream. Remember: Most storm drains flow directly to streams and rivers that flow into Puget Sound!

By washing your vehicle at a carwash, you can send those pollutants, along with your dirty soap, to a wastewater treatment plant where they belong.

If you do wash your car at home it is best to do so on the lawn or direct the soapsuds to the lawn. Soap in limited quantities will not harm your lawn, but is extremely damaging to fish and other aquatic life.

  1. Keep Pets out of Streams: Pets and livestock are hard on streams. They damage streamside vegetation, cause erosion, and trample salmon eggs. They disrupt spawning salmon, disturb wildlife, and harass juvenile fish. Like fertilizer, pet waste can cause severe nitrogen, phosphorus, and bacterial problems.

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Edmonds Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission is announcing the opening of the application period for the second round of 2019 grant awards.  For more information please click here. For the application click here

Edmonds Planning Board Seeks New Alternate Member

EDMONDS PLANNING BOARD SEEKS NEW ALTERNATE MEMBER

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is seeking a resident interested in participating on the Edmonds Planning Board. The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council on rezones, comprehensive planning, Community Development Code amendments, and other land use issues. The Planning Board meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Public Safety Complex. Volunteer board members serve for a four-year term and are eligible for re-appointment to a second four-year term. The alternate member attends all Board meetings, taking part in discussions and serving as a regular voting member when one of the regular seven members is absent. 
 
Interested residents within the City of Edmonds may pick up an application at the reception desk in the lobby of City Hall located at 121 5th Ave. N., or call 425.771.0247 to receive an application by mail or email. Here is a link to the city website for an application.

Qualified candidates will be interviewed by the Mayor who will make the appointment with City Council confirmation. Application deadline is Monday, April 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm.

Repair Café - Toss it? No Way!

Got Broken Stuff? Bring it to the Repair Cafe!

Repair Cafes are all about fixing things. At our Repair Cafes, you bring the materials and your repair specialits bring heir skills to help you fix your stuff. Saturdays, March 23 & April 27, 2019 from 10am to 2pm... click here for details.

Gateway Sign Concepts and Survey

The City of Edmonds second Gateway Sign Open House was held Wednesday, February 27 in the Plaza Room. If you were not able to attend, the City invites you to review the design concepts and then provide feedback through an online survey through 3/14/19. "Click Here" for a link. If you have further questions, please contact Parks & Recreation Director Carrie Hite at carrie.hite@edmondswa.gov.

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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

2019 State of the City Address video coming soon!

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.

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

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