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Urban Forest Management Plan

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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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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

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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

Donate to "Celebration of Lights"

Celebration of Lights 
In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one.  Each light you light is a donation to the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity.  A living fir tree is strung with lights and placed at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center.  Donate $5 per light and we’ll note your donation on the main floor bulletin board of the Frances Anderson Center.  The living fir tree will be lit the week of Thanksgiving through January 2.  After the holidays, this tree will be planted in the interior of one of our parks.  Each year the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department receives numerous requests for assistance.  To light a light, call 425-771-0268 to donate over the phone or to request a form.  Forms can be downloaded HERE. New this year, you can donate online at www.RecZone.org search Celebration of Lights and add it to your cart.  Please note there is a $10 minimum on credit card purchases.

Brighten a child's holiday by participating in the Giving Tree Program

Please join us to brighten a child’s holiday by participating in the Giving Tree program sponsored by the City of Edmonds and Volunteers of America. Stop by Edmonds City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center to select a tag for a child.  Purchase the gift, wrap it and bring it to either location by December 13th.  Click here for more details.

REMINDER... Mayor's Town Hall Meeting

Dave EarlingCommunity Invited to Mayor’s Town Hall
November 15th Community Discussion will include Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, Five Corner Feasibility Study, and Waterfront Connector next steps

(Edmonds, WA) – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more

City & Ed! Hold First-ever Amateur Caroling Contest

The City of Edmonds and Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) will be holding the first-ever amateur Edmonds Holiday Caroling Contest - for more information please click here.

Edmonds Diversity Commission 2nd Screening of Free Film Series November 18

The second screening of free Diversity Commission Film Series set for Saturday, November 18, 2017. For more information click here.

Diversity Commission Seeks New Commissioner

The Diversity Commission is now accepting applications. Please click here for more information.

Flag Lowering in Honor of the Victims of the Attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas

flag half staffMonday, November 6, 2017 until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017 ~ pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, flags will be at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Flag Lowering in Memory of Chief Warrant Office Jacob M. Sims

flag half staffSaturday, November 4, 2017 ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims who died of injuries he sustained in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan on October 27, 2017.

November 1, 2017 Diversity Commission Meeting

The November Diversity Commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building, 7110 210th St SW, Edmonds, WA  98026. For more information please click here. This change is for this meeting only. The December 6, 2017 meeting will be held at the usual location in the Edmonds Senior Center at 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, WA  98020.

Flag Lowering in Memory of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black

flag half staffMonday, October 30, 2017 until close of business ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black who was killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4, 2017.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

Community Projects that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sought for Funding

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission is announcing the opening the application period for the first round of 2018 grant awards. The Commission’s small grants program is aimed at harnessing the power and enthusiasm of the local community by providing funding to help make possible community programs, events and/or activities that engage, educate or involve the Edmonds community in ways that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. read more

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