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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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Public Survey for Downtown Parking Study

Thanks to the over 700 people who participated in the online survey and the approximately 45 people who attended the Public Scoping Meeting on 8/8.  To view a video recording of the Public Scoping meeting, click here.  To view a summary report on the results of the public survey, click here.  
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Citizens' Housing Commission

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.

Capping a six month effort by the City Council, Planning Board, and city staff, the City of Edmonds updated its wireless communication facilities ordinance on April 2 in order to meet an April 14, 2019 deadline imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt aesthetic standards for small wireless facilities. 

Small wireless facilities are basically smaller versions of the ‘macro’ facilities seen on buildings, utility poles and monopoles for the past 20 years. Wireless network providers will be deploying small cells to meet increasing consumer demand particularly in densely populated areas because data usage is increasing at a tremendous rate. Small cells will close gaps in existing 4G coverage and will provide the framework for 5G technology when it is rolled out over the next few years.  

While small cell antennas and the related equipment will be physically ‘smaller’ in size than their ‘macro’ counterparts, more small cells will be needed to cover a given area because they are less powerful. For example, one ‘macro’ tower signal might be able to cover many square miles whereas a small cell signal might only cover several hundred square feet. As a result, it is easy to imagine that there could be hundreds of small cells deployed over the next decade in Edmonds since there are several carriers wanting to provide service across the city.  

Edmonds chose to regulate both the location and appearance of small cells in order to minimize their visual impact (local governments cannot exclude providers and cannot regulate based on health impacts). Locating small cells on private property is encouraged where possible as long as the antennas and equipment are concealed or camouflaged. To locate in the right-of-way, as is generally preferred by the wireless industry, providers will have to step through five location options based on a preferred aesthetic hierarchy. A wireless carrier can only step from one location to the next if the former is technically infeasible or not allowed by the pole owner. The hierarchy preferences step through full concealment options (keeping wires and equipment hidden) down to unconcealed/partially camouflaged options: inside a hollow utility pole; inside freestanding small cell or light pole; on top of an existing wood utility pole; on the side of an existing wood utility pole; and, lastly, mounted on utility wires between poles (referred to as strand-mounts). Photos of each type of installation are shown below:

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City Hires New State Legislative Lobbyist

Debora Munguia picDebora Munguia Will Serve Edmonds in Olympia

(Edmonds, WA) - After several years of outstanding service by Olympia lobbyist Jennifer Ziegler, who is cutting back her workload in 2020, Mayor Earling has engaged the services of Olympia-based Debora Munguia to provide government relations and lobbyist services in 2020. read more

Edmonds Marsh Project Awarded NFWF Funding

Edmonds Marsh Daylighting Project Awarded $450,000 for Design Work

(Edmonds, WA) – The City of Edmonds is excited to have received a notice of an award of $450,000 in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) National Coastal Resiliency Fund to further design of the Edmonds Marsh Daylighting Project, which seeks to reestablish the hydraulic connection between the Edmonds Marsh and Puget Sound and restore significant fish and wildlife habitat that has been lost over time. read more 

Tree Board has Vacancies to Fill

The Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board has several member positions plus an alternate member position that may be available in January 2020. The City is seeking applications for these positions.

The Citizens’ Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protecting, and maintaining of trees for long-term community benefit. Tree Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, starting at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N, Edmonds. Members may assist with special events, such as tree planting for Arbor Day.

More information about the Tree Board is on the Tree Board website
Board members must live within the Edmonds city limits. Interests or backgrounds in urban forestry, horticulture, and habitat enviroscaping are encouraged but not required

Each councilmember appoints one Tree Board member to a term that matches the term of the appointing councilmember. The alternate member is appointed by the council president to a one-year term. All appointments must be confirmed by a majority of the full city council.

The application form is available as follows:

Online at:          www.edmondswa.gov Go to Boards and Commissions under the government tab and click on current openings

Other:  

E-mail:          jana.spellman@edmondswa.gov to have an application e-mailed to you.

At City Hall:   First and Second Floor Reception desks 121 5th Ave N Edmonds, WA.

Call:              425.771.0220 to have application mailed to you.

Applications must be submitted to the City by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019.



See application form for submission information.

Mayor Earling Offers Comments on the Effects of Initiative 976

Passage of I-976 May Mean up to $700,000 Hit to Transportation Budget

(Edmonds, WA) - A STATEMENT BY MAYOR EARLING:

After clear passage by Washington voters of Initiative 976, aimed at rolling back automobile license tab fees to just $30, the impacts to Edmonds, the Puget Sound Region, and the State are just starting to be estimated. One thing is certain: cutbacks across the board and around the state may need to become a reality. read more

Attention Food Service Businesses! - New ordinances take effect January 1, 2020

Reminder: New food service ordinances take effect January 1, 2020. Ordinance #4145 adopts a city-wide ban on use of noncompostable single use plastic utensils by food service businesses. Ordinance #4139 adopts a ban on the use of non-compostable food service containers by food service businesses wtihin the City of Edmonds. For more information, click here.

City and Ed! Announce 3rd Annual Amateur Caroling Contest

City and Ed! announce third annual amateur caroling contest in downtown Edmonds. For more information click here.

Edmonds Sister City Commission Recruiting Chaperones for the 2020 Student Exchange

Chaperones to lead a group of 10 local students ages 14-18 on this two week exchange

1049 MMS 1564393556655 attachment1 20190729 175109(Edmonds – WA) Every summer students from the Edmonds area visit our Sister City of Hekinan, Japan for a two week stay. Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for educators interested in co-leading this trip during the last two weeks of July 2020. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission. This program has organized exchanges between the two Sister Cities for over 500 middle and high school aged students. Press Release | Application

Edmonds Sells Civic Park Bonds at Favorable Rate

Interest cost to City lower than expected

(Edmonds, WA) – On the heels of last week’s Standard & Poor’s award of its highest, “AAA” credit rating to the City of Edmonds, today’s sale of bonds for the development of Civic Park exceeded expectations, with a favorably low interest cost offered by the winning firm, Raymond James & Associates. read more

Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market Returns for 2019

The Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market returns for a fifth season. Starts Saturday, November 9, 2019. For more information click here

Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market Returns for 2019

The Downtown Edmonds Holiday Market returns for a fifth season. Starts Saturday, November 9, 2019. For more information click here

S&P Global Ratings assigned its AAA rating to Edmonds

sandpStandard & Poor’s Global Ratings assigned its coveted “AAA” long-term rating to the City of Edmonds, a first in the City’s history. The international credit-ratings firm declared their outlook as “stable” for the Edmonds financial picture in assigning its triple-A rating for series 2019 limited tax general obligation bonds. Read the Full Report Here

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