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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020: Governor Inslee "Stay Home Stay Healthy" Order For business related inquiries please call 425.275.4823
City Council Meetings under Gubernatorial Proclamation 
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The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor.  You can find more information here.
See the source imageCity code has been simplified, let us clarify where you can and cannot take your dogs

City Council has approved an updated code regarding dogs in parks on a trial basis. Dogs in parks must remain on a leash and in the owner’s control. Here in Edmonds we do not have a significant dog enforcement team and appreciate the efforts of dog owners to self-police. In addition to expanding opportunities for pet owners, the parks crew will be installing additional dog waste stations in parks.

Question and answer with Parks and Recreation Director Carrie Hite:

Q: What is the biggest change?

A: You can now walk your dog along the waterfront pathway all the way from Bracketts Landing North to Marina Beach Park.  You now no longer have to detour around Marina Beach to get to the off-leash dog park. Also, you may take your dog (on a leash) into parks provided you keep them off of athletic fields (soccer, baseball, etc.) playgrounds and the spray park.

Q: Can I take my dog to the Frances Anderson Center Playfields?

A: Dogs are not allowed on athletic fields or playgrounds which essentially eliminates most of the Frances Anderson outdoor play area with the exception of the grass hillside and sidelines of the athletic fields.

Q: Can I take my dog to Civic Park?

A: Yes, you can walk your dog on leash at Civic Park, please keep them off of the baseball field, soccer field and playground. Say hello to the geese for us.

Q: Can I take my dog onto the beach?

A: Only in the off-leash dog park. Our beaches are marine wildlife sanctuaries and are off limits for dogs. We appreciate your support keeping all wildlife safe.

Q: Can I take my dog onto the fishing pier?

A: No animals are allowed to enter or remain on the fishing pier unless they are service animals being used by persons needing an accommodation for the purpose of aiding them going from place to place.

Q: Can I take my dog with me to my kids’ game?

A: Yes, you can have your dog with you on the sidelines provided you do not allow them onto the athletic field.

Q: I have children who are very afraid of dogs, where can I take them that will not have dogs?

A: Dogs have and will continue to be prohibited from all playgrounds (and the spray park) for this very reason. We want to keep the kids safe (and sanitary).

Q: Are dogs allowed at special events such as the Arts Festival, Summer Market, Taste, etc.?

A: Each of these events lease space from the City and are authorized to establish and enforce their own rules with regards to dogs provided they do not allow them onto playgrounds and that they remove all dog waste from fields at the conclusion of the event. This includes special events held at the Frances Anderson Center, events are authorized to determine whether or not they will allow dogs on the fields during such events provided they abide by the rules stated above.

Q: Can I play fetch with my dog on fields?

A: You can do that at our off-leash park at Marina Beach, all other Parks require you to keep your pup on their leash.

Q: Can I take my dog onto school grounds/fields?

A: Yes, as long as you abide by the School District signs at each location.

Q: What do I do if I see someone violating the dog rules?

A: The Beach Rangers will be patrolling our beaches this summer and reminding dog owners to keep their pets off of the beach. In addition, Edmonds has two animal control officers and while they are great, they cannot be in every park at the same time. We ask that dog owners support our efforts in self-policing each other to the extent you feel comfortable. If at any time you feel threatened, or unsafe around an animal (any animal) call 911.

Q: Many of the parks have signs or stencils on the ground stating No Dogs Allowed, will those be removed?

A: Yes, we are working to update the signage in parks to reflect the new rules and to install more doggie waste stations in our parks this summer.

In summary, we hope you enjoy walking your dogs along our many trails and open spaces. Please keep them off of the play areas and clean up after your four-legged friends.

Mayor Nelson Announces $200,000 Community Relief Fund

Three Local Non-Profits to Receive Funds
 
(Edmonds, WA) Recognizing the enormous impact COVID-19 has had on local businesses, our senior population and our most vulnerable residents, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson announced the creation of a Community and Economic Relief Fund from which the City of Edmonds will make available $200,000 to nonprofit community organizations. read more

Edmonds Accepts Applications for 2021 Tourism Promotion Grants

Grants Awarded for Arts, Culture or Other Events

(Edmonds, WA) Looking ahead to 2021, the City of Edmonds has opened up its annual application period for Tourism Promotion Grants for events, programs and activities scheduled for next year. The grants are funded by the City’s lodging tax revenue, based on the recommendations of the Edmonds Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). These recommendations, reviewed and approved by City Council in the annual City of Edmonds budget, include awarding grants to organizations that produce and promote arts, culture or other events or programs that bring visitors to Edmonds. Applications for 2021 are now available and will be accepted until 4:30 pm, May 29, 2020. read more

City Council Meetings under Gubernatorial Proclamation

On March 24, 2020, the Governor issued Proclamation 20-28 (Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act) to, among other things, temporarily prohibit in-person public attendance at meetings subject to the OPMA. To ensure that the public has the necessary means to continue their critical oversight role of Edmonds City Council meetings, the City will continue to live-stream its Council meetings on its website and Government Access Channels 21 (Comcast) and 39 (Frontier). In addition, the City is temporarily providing for call-in capability for the public to listen by phone. The dial-in number is (712) 775-7270. Enter Access Code 583224 to be connected. Furthermore, an additional email address has been created for the public to submit audience comments to the City Council: publiccomment@edmondswa.gov. These additional measures will be in place during the period in which in-person attendance is not allowed under the Governor’s order.

Reporting Violations of the Governer's Proclamation

Business Violations of the Stay-at-Home Order can be reported here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/09349a1c56844b539fea1c2cabd16d56

More info at: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/spread-facts

To report an individual(s) violation call 425-407-3999

City Unveils New Ways to Support Local Businesses During Shutdown

(Edmonlove Edmondsds, WA) – The City of Edmonds, partnering with local business leaders and business organizations, is proud to announce a new, easier way to keep Edmonds residents informed and businesses in business. Today, the City unveiled a new site, LoveEdmonds to connect home-bound residents to business and services that are providing take-out, delivery, online shopping, gift cards and/or “shop-forward” options. read more

Edmonds Hires New Public Information Officer

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(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds is pleased to announce the hiring of a new half-time Public Information Officer/Communications Strategist. Jamie Holter started Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Jamie has worked in state and county communications for more than 15 years and is thrilled to bring her wealth of experience to our City. read more

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson Calls Special City Council Meeting

Meeting Set for 3 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020

(Edmonds, WA) – Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has called a special Edmonds City Council meeting for 3 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. He will ask Council to consider two actions. One will be to revise the amendments to Edmonds City Code (ECC) Chapter 6.60 (“Disaster Preparation, Emergency Coordination, and Civil Emergencies”) approved by City Council in Special Session last Sunday, March 22, 2020. Related to that Chapter, the Mayor will specifically ask for Council support for an amendment to Section 6.60.090 (which lays out items that could potentially be invoked by order of a mayor in case of emergency) by removing Subsection G related to carrying or possessing firearms with intent to do bodily harm. 

He will also ask Council to temporarily lift the plastic bag ban at ECC Chapter 6.80 to allow grocery stores to use plastic bags for the safer handling and take-out of merchandise. 

This meeting will be conducted virtually and live­-streamed on the city’s website and on TV21. Council Chambers will not be open, in compliance with Governor Inslee’s temporary, partial suspension of the Open Public Meetings Act to prevent the gathering of people in a single location.

Members of the public are welcome to comment via email at council@edmondswa.gov | Press Release

City of Edmonds Updates COVID-19 Information - March 24, 2020

(Edmonds, WA) - In continued observance of City Council’s earlier decision, and in compliance with the Mayor’s Stay at Home order, tonight’s Edmonds City Council meeting will be conducted virtually and streamed live on the City’s website. Council Chambers will be open to the public, as is required by law. We ask that visitors sit at least six feet apart. Neither the Mayor nor Councilmembers will be in Chambers. 

Public comment for the meeting may be sent to City Council via email at council@edmondswa.gov. read more

Mayor Nelson to Hold Press Conference on Edmonds COVID-19 Related Emergency Order

Press Conference at 2:30pm in Plaza in Front of Public Safety
Complex, 250 5th Avenue North, Edmonds 


(Edmonds, WA) - Mayor Mike Nelson, joined by Interim Police Chief Jim Lawless, will hold a press conference at 2:30pm today regarding his Order, issued yesterday, on COVID-19-related precautions and stay-at-home order now in effect. The press conference will be held outside in the plaza in front of the Edmonds Public Safety Complex.

Members of the press are encouraged to attend instead of making direct contact to the Mayor’s Office today. After remarks by both Mayor Nelson and Interim Chief Lawless, questions from the press will be entertained. 

For continuing information about the status of local COVID-19-related developments, you may visit the City’s website at: http://www.edmondswa.gov/coronavirus.html

Edmonds Mayor Nelson COVID-19 Update

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson outlines latest covid-19 RESPONSE plans

Measures and Proposals to Support People and Business

(Edmonds, WA) - Mayor Mike Nelson today shared updated information about how the City of Edmonds will function during these unpredictable times. “We are looking at conventional and unconventional ways to support our residents and our businesses,” said Mayor Nelson. “With the support of our City staff and our City Council, I am eager to move forward with some tangible, immediate solutions.” read more

Edmonds Mayor Nelson Updates Residents and Businesses on COVID-19 Information

Measures and Proposals to Help Local Business and Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Mayor Mike Nelson today issued a series of decisions to support local residents and business owners, a tough decision regarding local parks, and a reminder to use 911 for life-safety emergencies only. “We are doing our very best to manage our community’s needs for support and safety during these fast-changing times,” said Mayor Nelson. Press Release

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