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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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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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Coronavirus Information

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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.
Edmonds Sounder Station                        

This spring, Sound Transit gathered public input about the best ways to improve access to Edmonds and Mukilteo Sounder Stations. Options could include additional parking; better walking, biking and transit connections; and convenient pickup and drop-off areas. Thank you to the many Edmonds residents who participated! We heard from many of you that parking and vehicle access, along with better transit connections are a priority. For more details, read the outreach summary.

What’s next? Sound Transit is working with the cities of Edmonds and Mukilteo to identify specific options for improving access. Stay tuned for public outreach this fall where we’ll provide details and ask for your input. Stay informed - sign up for project updates. Have questions? Contact us: EMSounder@soundtransit.org. If you’re wondering why Sounder North doesn’t run more often, check out our Frequently Asked Questions for this and other common questions.

ST UOE SummerAnd keep in mind that weekend Sounder trains are not just for sports fans. Sound Transit runs Sounder trains from Everett to Seattle (stopping at Edmonds and Mukilteo) on many weekend day games when the Mariners, Sounders FC or Seahawks are in town. You don’t have to attend the game to ride the train – take the opportunity to explore Seattle for a few hours without having to drive! Sounder arrives at King Street Station in historic Pioneer Square and is across the street from the International District-Chinatown Station for easy access to Link light rail. For more details and information on how to ride, check our blog post. Upcoming game trains include July 21, July 28, August 10, August 11, and September 15.

Lynnwood Link Update

Early work is currently underway for the Lynnwood Link Extension. This work includes utility relocation, demolition and tree removal. (Sound Transit will be planting more than 20,000 trees to replace the 5,300 it will remove for construction of the guideway.) In preparation for construction, the North Jackson park-and-ride has been closed, with temporary parking for commuters nearby. Temporary detours and changes to parking at the Lynnwood City Center are expected to begin this month.

Groundbreaking on the construction of the 8.5 mile guideway is anticipated this fall. The extension will have four stations: Shoreline South/145th, Shoreline North/185th, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center. Construction will continue through 2024, with revenue service planned to start in July 2024. When the Lynnwood Link Extension opens, riders will be able to rely upon efficient, traffic-free travel from Lynnwood to downtown Seattle in just 28 minutes.

To stay informed, sign up for construction alerts and project updates. Have specific questions? Contact us: lynnwoodlink@soundtransit.org.

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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