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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.

arrow 58 512You never know what a night on patrol will turn out like. A patrol officer came across a suspicious car in a parking lot. This is what “routine” police work looks like…$17,700 in cash found hidden in his pants and over a pound of illegal narcotics.

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arrow 58 512Back to school time… not just for your kids, but also for our newest academy graduate, Officer Saunders.

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arrow 58 512We continue to get out into the community. We took part in our second “Police Chatter” event. This has given us a chance to meet our residents face to face and hear their concerns first hand. We are looking forward to our next Police Chatter event, sometime before the end of the year.

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arrow 58 512Unused medication disposal at the police department is back! This new version of the program is run by the Snohomish Health District in partnership with the Med-Project. The box is open during normal business hours. You can safely dispose of prescription drugs. No inhalers or needles!

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arrow 58 512Say hello to Kristi Rousseau, our new part-time parking enforcement officer.

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Climate Goals Open House Set for January 17

Climate Goals Open House Set for January 17

A Climate Goals open house will be held Thursday, January 17, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Brackett Room of Edmonds City Hall (3rd floor), 121 Fifth Avenue N.

The open house will have displays on greenhouse gases and other information on view for the public. At 7:00 pm, City representatives will give a presentation about key climate findings and possible next steps.

The City began a Climate Goals project last year, based on a resolution adopted by the City Council. The project includes developing a greenhouse gas inventory for Edmonds, identifying targets for reducing greenhouse gases, and proposing ways to meet the targets. The biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas.

Studies have shown that greenhouse gas emissions are a key factor in climate warming. Even if climate change is held to only a 2˚ C. maximum increase by 2100, that still means huge impacts, here and globally. For example, according to a recent study, ocean acidity would increase by 24%.   Yet, even meeting the 2˚ goal will be difficult if trends don’t change dramatically.

The Climate Goals project recognizes that Edmonds alone cannot change the trends but cities together can make a difference.

A consultant team is helping with the project, aided by elected officials, City staff, and the citizen-based Climate Protection Committee. More detailed project information will soon be posted on the City’s website.

This is not the City’s first work on climate change issues. In 2010, the City adopted a Climate Action Plan. Other approaches included the New Energy Cities Action Plan in 2011, and various activities, such as the “Taming Bigfoot” community exercise last year.

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Four More Edmonds Businesses Join Envirostars Ranks in 2018

Four more Edmonds businesses join Envirostars ranks in 2018. A total of five Edmonds EnviroStars businesses during first year. For more information click here

Mayor Offers Response to White Nationalist Flyers

Flyers Distributed in Meadowdale & Seaview Neighborhoods

Edmonds, WA) - In response to the distribution of flyers from a white nationalist group known as Patriot Front to homes in the Meadowdale and Seaview neighborhoods of Edmonds, as well as in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue, Mayor Dave Earling has posted the following response on the City’s Facebook page:

“As your Mayor, in response to the distribution of white nationalist flyers to homes in parts of our city this past weekend (as well as elsewhere in the region), I must say that the messaging promoted by those flyers is totally inappropriate in our community. Edmonds is an inclusive and welcoming community, and messages of intolerance, supremacy, and exclusion are not acceptable in our city. We join other nearby communities in their serious concern over this behavior. Please know that the Edmonds Police Department is monitoring the situation for any potential escalation or associated illegal activity. In the meantime, I wish to convey the City’s sincerest conviction that Edmonds is a community that embraces inclusion, diversity and equity for all our residents, visitors and businesses.”

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Public Information Meeting on Housing Strategy To Be Held

An informational public meeting on current housing issues will be held January 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Swedish Edmonds Hospital Conference Room, 21601 76th Ave West, Edmonds.

The meeting will be similar to the one held by the City on December 3 at the Edmonds Library. It will include a short presentation on housing developments, the use of multifamily tax exemption, and the status of a draft housing strategy, along with questions from the audience and responses from the Mayor or City staff. Click here for more information.

Flag Lowering ~ Volunteer Fire Captain John Ostergard

flag half staffSaturday, January 5, 2019 ~ Flags at Half-Staff in memory of East Olympia Volunteer Fire Captain John Ostergard who suffered a medical emergency while on the scene of a December 14, 2018 structure fire south of Yelm.

Mayor Signs 2019 Budget Ordinance

Combined Operational and Capital Budget Totals $109,471,322

(Edmonds, WA) - On Thursday Mayor Earling signed the 2019 Budget Ordinance, capping off a months-long budget process that resulted in City Council approval, with amendments, on December 11th. read more

Everett Herald Editorial: Counting on economic power of creativity

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Frances Anderson Center Closure

Closed for Maintenance

 

The Frances Anderson Center will be closed December 23, 2018 through January 1, 2019 for cleaning and minor repairs.  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  You can still look up classes and register at reczone.org during the closure.

Keep People and Pets Safe by Keeping Wild Coyotes Wild

By Jennifer Leach, Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator
Edmonds Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture
 

coyotesCoyotes become more visible in the fall and winter as young animals search for new territories and vegetative cover becomes less dense. These shy predators make excellent neighbors by keeping rodent populations like rats and mice in check, and are a valuable part of a healthy ecosystem.

Coyotes are wary of people, and avoid us whenever possible. However, in urban areas, people may unintentionally invite coyotes into the human environment by leaving unsecured pet food, garbage or compost outside. Similarly, bird feeders can attract rodents that in turn lure coyotes into the yard where they may also prey on unattended pets. When coyotes lose their fear of people, they can become unpredictable and pose an elevated safety risk.

You can keep a healthy separation between the human environment and the coyotes’ environment by following a few simple steps.

·         Never feed coyotes.
·         Do not leave children unattended.
·         Keep cats and dogs in a secured area or on a leash at all times.
·         Do not leave pet food (or any food) outside.
·         Make sure your garbage cans and compost bins have tight-fitting lids.
·         Keep the area under and around bird feeders clean and free of food.

If you encounter a coyote, pick up your pets and/or small children immediately. Do not run away or turn your back. Instead, you’ll want to appear big and loud, making lots of noise by shouting or clapping to scare it away. If the coyote looks weak or sick, call animal control at (425) 775-3000. If the coyote is acting aggressive towards you, call 911.

For more information on how to co-exist with coyotes and other wildlife, visit the WDFW Living with Wildlife webpages at https://wdfw.wa.gov/living/

Housing Informational Meeting Date Change from Dec. 13 to Jan. 10

Housing Meeting Changes from December to January


The City’s second informational public meeting on housing, previously scheduled for December 13, has been moved to January 10, 2019, due to holiday activities.  The January 10 meeting will be held in the Swedish/Edmonds Hospital Conference Room, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  For more information click here.

Gateway Sign Replacement Meetings and Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Date:          December 7, 2018

To:              Media

Contact:     Carrie Hite, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Director carrie.hite@edmondswa.gov
or 425-771-0256
GATEWAY SIGN REPLACEMENT

(Edmonds, WA) An opportunity for public input and ideas about what should replace the badly deteriorated “Welcome to Edmonds” sign on SR 104 was held at the Library Plaza Room on November 29. Two more public meetings will be held in the Plaza Room, 650 Main St., on January 10 at 6 pm and February 11 at 6 pm.

The existing sign marks the gateway to downtown Edmonds from 5th Avenue South has been identified for replacement for several years. There was lively discussion at the first meeting on November 29th about how the welcome to downtown Edmonds sign should be a reflection of Edmonds’ culture and community values while welcoming visitors that the downtown business sector wants to attract. The first public meeting included a review of sign types, advantages and disadvantages of each, and elicited comments including thoughts about themes, art elements, fonts, colors, and landscaping.

An opportunity to comment for the design development process is available through an online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EdmondsGateway). The survey will be available through Thursday December 20. The January 10 meeting will be an opportunity to comment on several concepts for a replacement sign that will be developed based on community input. A final Open House will be held
February 11.
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