In adopting the Community Sustainability Element as part of its Comprehensive Plan, the City of Edmonds intended to provide a positive conceptual framework for coordinating and assessing the community's progress toward sustainability. For that to happen, there must be a tie between long-range comprehensive planning, mid-range strategic planning, and short-term implementation decisions embodied in budgeting and operations.
In particular, the Community Sustainability Element identifies a number of key principles to apply:
Clearly, strategic planning plays a critical role in identifying priorities and linking short-term and long-term decision-making. This portion of the City's website is devoted to strategic planning: the process, the goals and priorities, and their implementation.
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Find out about the new Shoreline Master Program update, affecting planning and regulation city shorelines (including Edmonds Marsh and Lake Ballinger).
Click here for information on the Neighborhood Plans for Westgate and Five Corners.