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Edmonds Waterfront Access Study
At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is underway to develop a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor. Click here to visit the project website. You can also find more information here.
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Sister City Commission 2017 Student Exchange

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earling compressedHello again. As promised, here’s the Fall Edition of the City Newsletter. We received very positive feedback from our first effort last quarter and appreciate your comments and suggestions – please keep them coming.

It’s been busy here in Edmonds! As you’ve probably seen, we have a number of projects going on around town. Two major ones to speak of are the Perrinville/Talbot Road project and the massive redevelopment on Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets. This latter project will give a whole new look to Main Street and is forecasted to be completed by November 19th. The merchants are looking forward to the completion of the project and the “new look”. We’d like to remind everyone that during the construction process all of the quality businesses in this area are open.


The 2013 Mayor’s Budget was presented to the City Council on October 16th. The staff and I worked long and hard to pull together a budget that keeps most programs in place while taking into account our projected revenues. In the budget are $1.5 million in cuts, a 9.2 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) workforce reduction, along with plans for lowered service levels of some city services. You can view the preliminary budget on the City’s website here.

As with our finance op-eds which were in the media earlier this year, we want you to be aware of the various news, programs, initiatives, successes, and challenges inside City Hall. To that end, I continue to host “Office Hour” meetings every other Friday where community members can schedule one-on-one time with me and I will be the guest speaker at the October 25th Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Luncheon where I will discuss “Where we have been and where we are going”. If you are interested in scheduling time during “Office Hour” please contact Carolyn LaFave, my Executive Assistant, to set-up an appointment. For more information about the Chamber Luncheon please contact the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

Once again you will find a wealth of information within this edition of the newsletter and we hope you’ll take the time to give it a read and pass it along to your friends and neighbors.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and we’ll be back in January 2013 with the Winter Edition of “Update on Edmonds”.

Dave Earling
Mayor

Edmonds Planning Board Seeks New Alternate Member

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Rob Chave, Planning Manager | planning@edmondswa.gov | 425.771.0220

 

 

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. read more | application

"Your Voice Matters" Youth Forum on Diversity

Edmonds Diversity Commission to host "Your Voice Matters" - a Youth Forum on Diversity. Middler-Schoolers and High-Schoolers are invited to participate on Friday, March 17th 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library. For more information click here.

Public Hearing on Highway 99 Plan...

A Public Hearing on the Highway 99 Subarea Plan will be held on February 21st. Project information can be found here.

Edmonds Sister City Commission Student Exchange Program

Fostering Global Citizenship ~ Students gain international understanding with exchange program

Travel to Japan Poster Date Updated(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture.  The Edmonds Sister City Commission provides students with a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, language, and traditions of Japan through their annual exchange program.  press release   application packet

Native Plant Stewardship Program

Become a Park Steward and Master Native Plant Steward
Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) Central Puget Sound Chapter
Training February 3-April 21
Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
2 Saturday sessions, February 18 and April 1 Based out of Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133


Learn how to become a leader in restoring our urban forests back to health!  In partnership with the King Conservation District (KCD) and the City of Shoreline, the Washington Native Plant Society’s Central Puget Sound Chapter is bringing the Master Native Plant Stewardship Training and Program to Shoreline in 2017.  Participants receive 100-hours of classroom and field training while working on a one-year restoration team project. Training will include:

·         Plant biology and identification
·         Puget Lowland habitat ecology
·         Restoration techniques for new and established sites
·         Site design
·         Project leadership and management
·         Outreach and education techniques, and much more!

After the training sessions, each steward will volunteer 80 hours at a Shoreline park restoration site and 20 hours helping the WNPS Central Puget Sound Chapter before June 2018. Professionals will provide support and on-going learning opportunities to each steward and restoration teams through at least June 2018.  This work implements KCD’s Urban Forest Health Management Program and meet City of Shoreline Parks objectives.   Since 1996, the WNPS’s Central Puget Sound Chapter has trained and supported over 550 stewards in King and Snohomish Counties. 

Applications are required however you do not have to be an expert botanist or ecologist to apply!  We are looking for people who have time to give to urban forest restoration, have an interest in native plants and local habitats.  Shoreline residents who meet these criteria are given priority, however anyone may apply.  Applications are due by January 15th, 2017 and can be found at http://www.wnps.org/npsp/cps/stewardship/index.html.  They can be emailed to cpsstewardshipprogram@gmail.com or mailed to WNPS Master Stewardship Program, 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 215E, Seattle WA 98115.

Visit WNPS.org/npsp or call the Stewardship Chair at (206) 588-1247 to learn more and receive an application

Edmonds Cemetery Board Seeks New Member to Fill Vacancy

Edmonds Cemetery Board Seeks New Member to Fill Vacancy - Applications Accepted until February 24, 2017

The Edmonds Cemetery Board is seeking a new member to fill a vacancy.  Do you have an interest in local history or genealogy?  Do you appreciate the appearance of the Cemetery?  Are you interested in helping, planning and participating in the annual Memorial Day Program, “Walk Back in Time” Cemetery Tour in July and the “Walk About” Veteran’s site tour in November?  Would you like to help set policy and develop goals?  If so, please consider becoming a member of the Cemetery Board.  For more information, please see the Media Release or call Cynthia Cruz at 425.771.0231.

State Responds on Shoreline Master Program

State Responds on Shoreline Master Program

The state Department of Ecology has responded by letter to the City Council about 

proposed changes for updating its Shoreline Master Program. The response agrees with most of the 

Council’s proposed changes but calls for a site-specific assessment to establish marsh buffers 

prior to any future development in the Harbor Square area.


The City’s existing Shoreline Master Program (SMP), adopted in 2000, does not include any part of 

the Harbor Square area, but the proposed SMP update does. Ecology had required the City to include 

this change as part of the SMP update. However, as the update was being drafted, controversy arose 

about the specific width of buffers to be required for the area when development occurs.


Until an updated SMP is approved and adopted, the 2000 shoreline plan applies. Ecology has asked 

the City to respond by March 30 to its new letter.


The City Council is scheduled to discuss this issue at its January 24 meeting.  In Ecology’s 

letter, two options are offered for providing a more site-specific approach and a scientific study 

for the Urban IV Mixed Use Area, which includes Harbor Square. Agency staff have noted that the 

City could choose either of these options or some combination that achieves similar results.


The proposed SMP addresses shoreline areas in Edmonds that extend 5.2 miles along the Puget Sound 

and also adjacent to Lake Ballinger. It uses updated scientific information to set requirements for 

future shoreline activities. Development in all shoreline areas would be subject to newer 

regulations, including for shorelines, environment, and stormwater.  A copy of Ecology's letter is at this link.



WWU Students Pitch Year-Round Seasonal Events Campaign To Promote Fourth Avenue Arts Corridor

WWU Students pitch year-round seasonal events campaign to promote fourth avenue arts corridor: Student Public Relations Project Part of Sustainable Cities Partnership Between Edmonds, Western Washington University, and Association of Washington Cities

   (Edmonds, WA) – The 4th Avenue Arts Corridor in downtown Edmonds has the potential to become a year-round hub of cultural events and festivities that highlight the Edmonds arts community, according to a plan created by Public Relations students at Western Washington University. Those students presented a winning proposal to City staff to help promote the downtown Arts Corridor through a series of seasonal events and festivities on 4th Avenue North under the theme of “Art for Everyone.”

 

For the full Media Release, click here

Mayor Earling to Highlight City Accomplishments, Challenges and New Year's Goals at 2017 State of the City Address

Public Invited to Annual Event at 8:30am Thursday, February 9th, at Edmonds Theater

(Edmonds, WA) - Mayor Dave Earling invites the public to join him in reflecting on both the accomplishments and challenges of 2016 and looking ahead to the City’s hopes and plans for 2017 during his annual State of the City Address at 8:30 am on Thursday, February 9th 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 2017 and beyond. Opening remarks will be provided by Janelle Milodragovich, of Ten Gun Design and Greg Hoff, Windermere Real Estate/Edmonds. read more  |  view flier

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WWU Students to Present Recommendations on Edmonds Marsh Restoration Efforts at Public Meeting on Friday, January 13th

Student Research Project Part of Sustainable Cities Partnership Between Edmonds, Western Washington University, and Association of Washington Cities 

(Edmonds, WA) – The public is invited to attend a presentation from Western Washington University students who have been studying restoration efforts and issues at Edmonds Marsh as part of the 2016-2017 Sustainable Cities Partnership (SCP) between the City of Edmonds, WWU and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). Students from WWU’s Restoration Ecology course will present their research on Friday, January 13th, from 2-4pm in the Brackett Room at City Hall and make recommendations to address current challenges affecting Edmonds Marsh.  read more

Local Edmonds Student Selected as Assistant Language Teacher in Hekinan Japan

MichelleRockstead(Edmonds, WA)Edmonds resident and UW graduate, Michelle Rockstead, has been appointed Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) by the Hekinan Board of Education in association with the Edmonds Sister City Commission. As an ALT, Michelle will be responsible for teaching English to students at five middle schools in Hekinan, Japan. She wants to use this opportunity to “cultivate the kids’ interest in building strong relationships with people from different parts of the world”. read more

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