Edmonds Receives State Funding to Study Solutions to Blocked Railroad Crossings
State Legislature Approves $500,000 for Edmonds Railroad Crossing Alternatives Analysis
Edmonds, WA - It’s a critical first step in addressing the issue of increasing train traffic blocking the Edmonds waterfront. The 2015-2017 transportation current law budget passed today by the State Legislature would make $500,000 available to Edmonds for completion of an Alternatives Analysis study. read more
Edmonds Announces 125th Anniversary Celebrations!
Open House for Comprehensions Plan Update 2015
Development Services Permit Counter Hours to Change
Development Services permit counter hours will be changing June 1, 2015. Read more here
Earth Day Reminder Please Avoid Plastic Bags!
In recognition of Earth Day this week, the City of Edmonds is reminding people
about the City's plastic bag regulations. See Press Release Here
Marina Beach Master Plan Open House - May 6
Marina Beach Master Plan Open House #2
May 6, 6-7:30pm | Edmonds Plaza Room (above the library) 650 Main StreetPress Release
Adopt-A-Flower Basket - Don't Miss Out
City Launches New Website
Updated, Easier-To-Use Site with Events Calendar Helps City Continue to Improve Communications (Edmonds - WA)
The City of Edmonds launched its new and improved city website – www.edmondswa.gov
- on Monday, March 23rd
as part of its mission to enhance communications. After several years the previous website had become overloaded with outdated information and links, while the software platform that served as the foundation for the website had become obsolete. Not only has an up-to-date platform been used, but the new website has a fresh look and feel, with a more user-friendly interface and functionalities. read more
Summer Camp Registration Open
Summer Camp Registration NOW Open
Visit edmondscamps.org for 2015 summer camp information!
NEW Wildlife of Edmonds Poster
Free copies of this great new resource are available for pick up at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds. The 2-sided, folded poster, funded in part through a grant from the Hubbard Family Foundation, features photographic portraits of local species (many by local photographers), habitat information and suggestions for actions that citizens can take to help protect wildlife and watersheds. Poster
Seeking Adventurous Travelers
Students gain international understanding with exchange program
(Edmonds, WA) Do you want to... explore new places? learn a new culture? try new foods? meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have an opportunity for you! read more
Marina Beach Master Plan Virtual Open House-open until March 20
Please visit the Marina Beach Master Plan Virtual Open House to provide your input at http://marinabeach.publicmeeting.info
through March 20. The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating a Master Plan for Marina Beach Park, which includes alternatives for daylighting Willow Creek. Community involvement is a key component of the planning process. For more information call 425.771.0230.
Open House kicks off Development Code Update
To kick off a major update of the city’s development code, an open house will be held Wednesday, March 11th between 5:30 and 7:00 pm at the Edmonds City Council Chambers. Find out more here.
Update on Edmonds -- Winter 2015
The Winter 2015 Edition of "Update on Edmonds" is available. Check it out...
City Launches Facebook Page
(Edmonds - WA)
The City of Edmonds has launched a new Facebook page as part of its ongoing effort to enhance communications with the community. The City adopted its social media policy last Fall, with the goal of launching a Facebook page in the new year. read more
Edmonds City Council Vacancy for Position #2 HAS BEEN FILLED BY MIKE NELSON
EDMONDS CITY COUNCIL VACANCY FOR POSITION # 2 HAS BEEN FILED BY MIKE NELSON
Picnic Shelter Reservations Open
Picnic Shelter Reservations
Picnic Shelters can be rented from April 1 through September 30. City Park has three shelters and a gazebo, and Hickman Park has one shelter that can be reserved for your enjoyment. The cost per shelter Monday thru Thursday is $110 and $125 on Friday thru Sundays. The gazebo is $60 per reservation. Ball field reservations are $10R and $12NR per hour with a three hour maximum. For shelter availabilty contact Edmonds Parks & Recreation at 425.771.0230 or visit shelter rental information at rentals.edmondswa.gov
2015 Historic Edmonds Calendar available now.
The new Historic Edmonds Calendar for 2015 is now available for FREE at City Hall (121 5th Ave N) and the Anderson Center (700 Main Street). Because the supply is limited, they are available at up to 5 per individual or up to 20 per business. The calendar includes composite photos of old/new Edmonds by local artist Andy Eccleshall. Get yours today!
Learn more about the City's Traffic Calming Program
Have neighborhood traffic concerns? Learn more about what you can do by clicking this LINK
Chaperone Opportunity for 2015 Student Delegation to Hekinan, Japan
(Edmonds – WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from teachers interested in co-leading the annual student visit to Hekinan, Japan during the last two weeks of July 2015. This program was started in 1988 and has organized visits for over 500 middle and high school aged students to and from Hekinan, Japan. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission. The 2014 delegation chaperones, Edmonds School District teachers Karyn Heinekin and Phil Onishi, recently shared highlights of their trip with the Edmonds City Council. They both expressed what a “fabulous opportunity this was for them to travel to Japan and experience the Japanese culture” and also talked about “building lasting relationships with many of the people they met in Hekinan”. read more
Preliminary Study Estimates Edmonds Train Trench Cost at $250-$290 Million
(Edmonds - WA) --
Building a train trench to address increasing train traffic along the Edmonds waterfront could cost between $250-$290 million, according to a preliminary cost and feasibility analysis conducted by engineering firm Tetra Tech on behalf of the City of Edmonds. read more
The initial report by Tetra Tech has been posted on the City of Edmonds website and can be viewed at
Fall 2014 Edition of Update on Edmonds
The Fall 2014 edition of the City newsletter "Update on Edmonds" published this week. To view it click here
Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report Available
The Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report is now available. PRESS RELEASE
and link to REPORT
Edmonds Current & Future Capital Projects
On Thursday, September 25, City Public Works and Utilities Director Phil Williams gave a presentation to the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce regarding current and future capital projects underway and planned throughout the city. You can see the slideshow of the presentation be clicking here
or watch a partial video of the presentation by clicking here
Citizens Economic Development Commission Openings
The City of Edmonds is currently seeking applicants to fill two openings on the Citizens Economic Development Commission, see press release here.
For more information, or an application, please visit our Boards & Commissions' webpage or contact the Mayor's Office by phone 425.771.0247 or email.
Final Solarize workshops coming up soon
The final two Solarize South County (Edmonds!) workshops are scheduled for October 1st and 12th... attend to find out how YOU can take advantage of current rebates, credits and incentives to have an affordable residential solar installation on your home! See more details here or send an email to Megan at NW Seed.
2nd Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival
2nd Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival
Mayor Earling Hosts Town Hall on Growing Train Traffic Concerns
On Thursday, October 2nd, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling hosted a Trains Town Hall to discuss what experts predict may be an alarming increase in train traffic through Edmonds. The public event was held in the Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library and included panelists: Sean Ardussi, Senior Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council; Terry Finn, Consultant, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad; Stephanie Solien, Vice President, Board of Directors, Climate Solutions; and Bob Watters, Senior Vice President, SSA Marine. Amy Scarton from Washington State Department of Transportation and Fire Chief Ed Widdis of Snohomish County Fire District 1 also provided comments.
At the meeting it was reported that the Department of Ecology had just issued their Washington State Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study Preliminary Findings & Recommendations.
That document can be viewed in its entirety here
To view the MyEdmondsNews.com video of the Trains Town Hall meeting please click here
.Photo courtesy of Larry Vogel, MyEdmondsNews.com
Marsh & Shoreline Salmon Recovery Tour
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:30-12:00
Keeley O'Connell, Restoration Ecologist, and Todd Zachey, Marine Biologist, Tulalip Tribes, will educate the public about the Nearshore environment and what our community needs to do to restore native salmon populations. Invited groups include:
Mayor Earling and Edmonds City Council
Edmonds Committees, Boards, and Commissions
WWU Marine Ecology students
Edmonds Woodway Students Saving Salmon
Meet at Harbor Square Athletic Club by Edmonds Marsh. Dress for the weather and walking. Should be fun and educational! Treats provided.
City of Edmonds Hit with Unexpectedly Large Bill from Fire District 1 for Retroactive Employment Contract
(Edmonds – WA)
Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling
announced Tuesday that the City of Edmonds, together with the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Brier, has received word from Fire District 1 leadership that, pursuant to contracts with their union personnel, the cities now owe retroactive payment for represented employee pay raises accruing from 2013 and 2014. For the City of Edmonds the bill amounts to $1.67 million. read more
Chapter by Chapter
A Progressive Literary Sampler for Writers and Readers
Saturday, September 13 • 9:30 am - 1 pm
click here for more information
Free Leak Check Event at Yost Pool - Next Monday 9/15
Stop by Yost Pool on Monday, September 15 for a free leak check! The City of Edmonds and WSU Extension are conducting a leak detection event from 7 am to 2 pm. See flyer for more details. And the leak check is free! Click here for more details.
Mayor Earling Schedules Second Town Hall Meeting
(Edmonds – WA)
On the heels of a very successful Perrinville Town Hall meeting in June, Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled a second Town Hall for Thursday, September 11th
at the new Community Health Center of Snohomish County
located at 23320 Hwy. 99 in Edmonds from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. read more
Community Meeting Notice - Perrinville Creek Stormwater Study
The City will hold a Community Meeting to discuss the Perrinville Creek Stormwater Flow Reduction Retrofit Study on August 14, 2014. Please see this press release for details.
Edmonds Tree Board Open House
The Tree Board invites the community to an open house, Thursday, August 14th, 6 - 8 pm at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room. Please see this press release for details.
Help Local Entrepreneurs: Remember to Patronize Five Corners Businesses
(Edmonds – WA) With construction of the new five corners roundabout well-underway, the City would like to remind residents that they can help support local entrepreneurs at that intersection by patronizing their establishments. read more
Businesses Take the City of Edmonds Green Business Pledge
(Edmonds – WA) Congratulations and thank you to our local businesses who took the green business pledge during the first round of pledging:
Merri Lee Jacobs, PhD Psychologist
Walnut Street Coffee
City of Edmonds Public Works Department
As part of the City of Edmonds’ efforts to encourage environmental awareness... read more
Edmonds to Receive Governor's Smart Communities Award
(Edmonds - WA)
the City of Edmonds' Strategic Action Plan is a merit award winner int he Governor's 2014 Smart Communities Award program, as announced by Mayor Dave Earling. read more
for Governor Inslee's official announcement.
Mayor Schedules First Town Hall
(Edmonds - WA)
In an effort to increase communication between the City and Edmonds residents, Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled the first in a series of town hall meetings he plans to host throughout Edmonds. First up - Perrinville... read more
FREE Water Conservation Kits
The City of Edmonds is providing a limited number of free water-saver kits to its customers this year. There are two types of water-saver kits available on a first-come first-serve basis, while supplies last. At this time there is also a limited supply of free automatic shut-off watering timer devices - for use with lawn sprinklers or drip irrigation hoses. Click here for more information.
Summer Lawn Watering Calendar Available
The City of Everett, purveyor of potable water to the south Snohomish County region, has published their recommended lawn watering calendar for the summer of 2014. Click here
to view, download, and print the calendar. Physical copies are available at the Edmonds Public Works Operations and Maintenance Center located at 7110 210th St SW.
The Edmonds City Council is currently reviewing proposals for zoning changes in the Westgate commercial area.
You can find information on the history of this project here along with the current draft of the specific zoning code proposal.
Are you interested in serving the Edmonds' community? City of Edmonds Boards and Commissions are a great way to do that. Here's a list of current openings:
• Architectural Design Board
• Arts Commission Student Representative
• Historic Preservation Commission
• Library Board
• Sister City Commission
• Transportation Committee
• Tree Board Student Representative
You can find out more about each of these openings and get an application by going to the Boards and Commissions Openings webpage
. You can also contact the Mayor's Office by phone @ 425.771.0247 or email at email@example.com
International Travel Opportunity for Students
The Edmonds Sister City Commission has extended the deadline for applciations for the 2014 Student Exchange program with Hekinan Japan. read more
Mayor Earling's 2014 State of the City Address
The 2014 State of the City Address is now playing daily on EdTV and Edmonds' government channels Comcast 21/Frontier 39 at 9 am, 4 pm, and 12 am. You can also view it on demand here.