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228th & Hwy 99 Corridor Improvements

Construction June 2015 - June 2016 
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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
Mayor

Open House for Highway 99 Subarea Plan May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 May 2016

Contact:  Shane Hope, AICP, Development Services Director | 425.771.0220 x1216|shane.hope@edmondswa.gov

OPEN HOUSE TO SHOW IDEAS FOR HIGHWAY 99 SUBAREA PLAN

Feedback sought to help shape area’s future

(Edmonds, WA)  Ideas for the Highway 99 area’s future will be shown at an open house sponsored by the City of Edmonds on Thursday, May 19th.  The public is welcome to attend the open house anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 pm at Edmonds Swedish Hospital, 4th floor, 21601 76th Ave W., Edmonds.

Planning for the Highway 99 area got underway late last year.  The project includes identifying future transportation improvements—both pedestrian and vehicular, as well as options for future land use and next steps the City can take to achieve the vision.  Ten million dollars is reserved in Washington State’s transportation budget for improvements in this area.  Environmental impacts will be considered in the plan too. 

The May 19 open house follows a March 24th workshop where over 50 attendees participated in a visioning exercise and instant polling. Results from the workshop and other input have been refined and incorporated into draft scenarios that will be on display at the May 19 open house.

Draft scenarios will propose short and long-term visions for the Edmonds’ Highway 99 area.  Input can be provided on the scenarios, especially for potential transportation and development impacts.  Attendees may also suggest topics for the environmental review process.  City staff and consultants will be at the open house to answer questions and hear comments.

The purpose of the Highway 99 subarea planning project is to create a vision and help secure funding for the corridor.

Historically, the corridor developed with little planning guidance. Taking a more proactive approach is intended to establish a “big picture” view of the future, based on community goals such as transportation, land use, and safety.   The plan will have action steps to help implement the vision.

By late 2016, a draft Highway 99 Subarea Plan is expected to be ready for public review. It will be revised as needed and considered by the Edmonds City Council for adoption.

For more information, contact Shane Hope, Development Services Director, or Brad Shipley, Associate Planner, at the City of Edmonds, 425) 771-0220 or go online at:  http://www.edmondshwy99.org/

 

Edmonds Sister City Commission Seeks Applicants for Assistant Language Teacher in Japan

Experienced Teacher Shall Also Act as Edmonds’ Unofficial Ambassador to Hekinan 

(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for a full-timeAssistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Hekinan, Japan, for a two-year term starting August 2016. The ALT will supplement the curriculum and lesson plans provided by the Japanese teacher of the class with English speaking practice and skills, as well as class presentations when requested.

for more information including pay and compensation package please click here.

May 11th Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate Completion of 'Missing Link' on 228th Street In Edmonds

For more information click here.

After Lengthy Review and Debate - City Council Approves Critical Areas Ordinance

Mayor Earling Concurs with Updated Version

(Edmonds, WA) - The City’s updated critical area regulations, adopted by the City Council at a May 3 public meeting, will not be vetoed by Mayor Dave Earling. read more

Narrowed List of Alternatives for Edmonds Waterfront Access Study to be Presented at May 12 Open House

Attend Online or In Person at Edmonds Library, 6:00pm-8:00pm 

(Edmonds, WA) - Join City of Edmonds representatives and the Edmonds Waterfront Access study team for an open house at the Edmonds Library on Thursday, May 12, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, to learn about the progress and next steps of the Edmonds Waterfront Access Study and offer comments. The Open House will commence at 6:00pm, with a formal presentation at 6:15pm for approximately 30 minutes, after which the Open House format will reopen to view displays, talk with the project team and provide comments. The Open House will be held at the Plaza Room atop the Edmonds Library located at 650 Main Street. Alternatively, the public can access an online open house from May 9 to May 23, 2016, at http://edmondswaterfrontaccess.publicmeeting.info. read more

Cemetery Board Invites Public to Memorial Day Program at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery

Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board cordially invite the public to attend the 34th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 11am.  Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is located at 100th Ave. W. and 15th St. SW, one block north of the Westgate QFC.  Click here to view the Media Release.

Community Invited to Mayor's Town Hall at Meadowdale Clubhouse

June 2nd Community Discussion Includes Updates on Critical Areas Ordinance, Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, Emergency Medical Services, and Waterfront Access Study

(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 the next Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 2nd, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Meadowdale Clubhouse at 6801 N. Meadowdale Road in Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more

City Releases Fire and Emergency Medical Services Efficiency Assessment

Independent Study Identifies Three Alternatives to Enhance Services and Cut Costs

(Edmonds, WA) - On Friday, April 22nd, Mayor Dave Earling released an independent study commissioned by the City to assess the efficiency of fire and emergency medical services provided by Snohomish County Fire District One and offer potential alternatives. read more

Governor Grants City-Requested Veto

Saves City Upwards of $50,000 Annually 

(Edmonds, WA) - On Monday April 18th Governor Inslee issued his vetoes of portions of the Legislature’s 2016 Supplemental Operating Budget, including veto of a section that would have cost the City of Edmonds upwards of $50,000 in lost tax revenue. In particular, the Legislature’s budget would have held back funds from the Fire Insurance Premium Tax, a revenue stream distributed from the state to local municipalities to help defray the costs of firefighter pensions. read more

Spark Your Knowledge on Energy! Become an Energy Steward.

Now accepting applications for the 2016 class of WSU Extension Energy Stewards. For more information click here. To apply click here.

Edmonds Public Facilities District Board Openings.

Thumbnail ECA The Edmonds Public Facilities District Board is seeking two new members. For more information please click here.

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