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Civic Center Master 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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Update on Edmonds Newsletter

The Mayor's quarterly newsletter published four times a year in January, April, July and October. Click here for the current issue.

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

Highway 99 Area Plan to Be Featured at Open House

Highway 99 Area Plan to Be Featured at Open House

Highlights of a new draft Highway 99 Area plan will be presented during an open house November 10, at the Swedish Edmonds hospital, 21601 76th Ave W., 4th floor conference room.  The public is welcome to drop by the open house anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.  A slideshow about the plan will be given at 6:30 pm.

Developing a plan for both land use and transportation issues has been underway for nearly a year.  The first view of the plan will take place at the open house.  After hearing discussion, City staff and the consultant team will make any revisions and invite more public input.

 The draft Highway 99 Area plan will be presented to the Planning Board next month.  The Planning Board will then hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council.  The City Council will likely discuss the draft plan in early 2017.  Click here for the event flyer.

Civic Center Master Plan Online Open House Oct 20-Nov 3

The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating a Master Plan for Civic Park.  If you missed the 3rd Open House on Oct 19, there is still time to participate in the online Open House which runs October 20-November 3, 2016.  More Info

City Partners with Snohomish County PUD to Convert the Remaining 1700 Edmonds Streetlights to LED

New Lights Expected to Improve Safety and Save Energy

   (Edmonds, WA) - New LED street lights to improve safety and save energy will soon adorn the streets of Edmonds, thanks to a project being conducted by Snohomish County PUD (SnoPUD). SnoPUD started the project in 2013 to convert street lights throughout its service area – including 2600 PUD-owned street lights in Edmonds - to LED (Lighted Electric Diode) lighting, which are more reliable, offer up to 70 percent energy savings, and improve driver and pedestrian safety through better color lighting. Conversion of the last 1700 lights in Edmonds is expected to begin shortly after the New Year. read more

Mayor to Present City of Edmonds 2017 Preliminary Budget

(Edmonds, WA) - At the October 11th City Council meeting Mayor Dave Earling will present the City of Edmonds 2017 Preliminary Budget to the Council and community. Mayor Earling will outline city priorities and discuss economic conditions. read more

Chaperone Opportunity for 2017 Student Delegation to Hekinan, Japan

Flags at Half Staff -- Shimon Peres

flag half staffThursday, September 29, 2016 until close of business Friday, September 30, 2016 ~ By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the memory of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.

Mayor Announces Mary Ann Hardie is City's New Human Resources Director

(Edmonds, WA) – After nearly five years without the dedicated position of a Human Resources Director, Mayor Dave Earling announced today he has chosen Mary Ann Hardie to fill the position. The announcement follows a months-long process to fill the position after the Edmonds City Council agreed with Mayor Earling it was time to bring the position back. read more

Open House Scheduled to Share Results of Recent Community Livability Survey

Public Invited 6:00pm, Wednesday, September 28th

(Edmonds, WA) – Conducted earlier this Summer, the National Citizen Survey generated over 900 responses from Edmonds residents, expressing their opinions on a wide range of issues related to community livability. As reported last month, the National Citizen Survey’s “Community Livability Report” states that almost all residents rated the quality of life in Edmonds as excellent or good. While a summary presentation was made by the Community Services Department to City Council in August, the Department has now scheduled an Open House to share the results with the public in a less formal manner. read more

New Drive-Up Mailbox Opens at Edmonds Library

Edmonds City Councilmember and Postmaster Respond to Public Outcry After Removal of Only Downtown Drive-up Mailbox  

(Edmonds, WA) – Downtown Edmonds again has a drive-up U.S. Post Office mail drop box, thanks largely to the efforts of Edmonds City Councilmember Dave Teitzel, Edmonds Postmaster Todd Merriman and Edmonds Head Librarian Richard Suico. The three worked together to find a new location for a drive-up mailbox after residents voiced concerns about the removal of the drive-up mailbox at the Second Avenue post office. The new drive-up mailbox is located next to the book-drop bins at the south side of the Edmonds Library in the 600 block of Dayton Street. read more

City of Edmonds Seeks to Fill Available Position on Diversity Commission

(Edmonds, WA)Edmonds residents interested in working on issues, programs and activities associated with the changing demographics of our community and enhancing an environment of mutual respect and understanding are encouraged to apply to fill an open position on the City’s Diversity Commission. read more

Public Invited to Weigh-in on Narrowed List of Alternatives to At-Grade Rail Crossings along Edmonds Waterfront at Open House Sept. 14th

Final Open House Before Advisory Task Force Makes Recommendations to Mayor; Attend Online or In Person at Edmonds Library next Wednesday, 6-8pm

(Edmonds, WA) – City of Edmonds representatives and the Edmonds Waterfront Access Study team are inviting the public to weigh in about a narrowed list of potential alternatives for at-grade rail crossings along the Edmonds waterfront at an Open House on Wednesday, September 14th, from 6-8pm. The Open House will be held in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room at 650 Main Street and is the final open house to be hosted by the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force before members present their recommendations to the Mayor. read more

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