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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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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.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

Click here for project information and updates.
This division of Public Works provides maintenance services for the City's infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, storm drains).  Operations and Maintenance also provides internal support for maintenance of City owned facilities and equipment.  The following make up this division:

 
Street Maintenance - City crews maintain and improve city streets, shoulders, alleys, sidewalks, street signs, traffic markings, signal control devices, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, roadside vegetation, and public right-of-way street lighting.
 
 
Storm and Surface Water Utility - The Edmonds storm drainage system is composed of streams, lakes, wetlands, storm detention sistes, pipes and ditches - all of which outfall to the Puget Sound.  City crews perform maintenance and repairs to the entire system to reduce flooding, improve water quality and preserve the environment.  These maintenance activities include inspection and cleaning of catch basins, street sweeping, emergency flooding response, creek maintenance, inspection and monitoring of private stormwater detention systems, and minor capital improvement project construction.
 
 
Water Utility / Drinking Water Quality - City crews are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the City's water distribution system for a constant and safe delivery of potable water to over 9,700 accounts. 
 
 
Wastewater / Sewer Utility - Water and sanitary waste that leaves the inside of your home or business enters the Edmonds sewer system and flows through city-owned and maintained pipes into the Edmonds and Lynnwood Wastewater Treatment Plants.  City staff provides maintenance and repair of City systems to ensure federal and state standards are met for water quality, plant-generated air, effluent, and solids.
 
 
Garbage, Recycling, and Waste Prevention - Private hauling companies provide curbside garbage collection, recycling and yard waste services.  The waste prevention and recycling program includes public education and awareness of all aspects of solid waste management.  For more information call Steve Fisher, the Recycling Coordinator at 425.771.0235 or email to recycleguy@ci.edmonds.wa.us
 
 
Facilities Maintenance - City staff is responsible for 20 major buildings in the City.  Staff performs custodial, maintenance and capital construction activities in an effort to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment.
 
 
Fleet Maintenance - The Fleet Division staff of three manage the purchasing, maintenance and surplus of over 165 pieces of equipment, including city vehicles for various City departments ... Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Community Services and Police.  
 
 

Hekinan Gift of Cloisonné Art

Hekinan gift artworkEdmonds, WA – This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship established in 1988 between Hekinan, Japan and the City of Edmonds. In April 2018 May Earling led a delegation of local residents to Hekinan to celebrate the relationship as well as the 70th anniversary of the founding of the City of Hekinan. At that time Mayor Earling and Mary Negita exchanged gifts at a reception in Hekinan, with Edmonds receiving a framed cloisonné image of Mount Fuji from Hekinan. In late October Mayor Negita and a delegation of Hekinan residents will travel to Edmonds for a week. read more

Community Meeting Scheduled June 7 for Creative District Application

A community meeting is scheduled June 7th for Creative District Application. City engages public to ready itself for state application. For more information click here. 

New Website Promotes Visiting Edmonds

VisitEdmonds.com Has New Look & Feel, with Enhanced Functionality

(Edmonds, WA) - After several months of research, collaboration and hard work, the City of Edmonds is promoting its new and improved VisitEdmonds.com website. While the City has had a tourism-promotion website for several years, the current version of VisitEdmonds.com was just debuted earlier this year with a new look and feel, more photographs and imagery than ever, and a more comprehensive presentation of all that Edmonds has to offer. read more

Flag Lowering Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

flag half staffFriday, May 18, 2018 through Tuesday, March 22, 2018 ~ flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.

Draft Housing Strategy Issued

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018

 
Draft Housing Strategy issued

 
(Edmonds - WA) How the City of Edmonds can help meet housing needs is the subject of a draft housing strategy, just released.  It is online at www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

The draft strategy recognizes different levels of need, from people with very low-incomes to typical young families, seniors, and others who seek affordable housing and more housing choices.

It suggests ideas for the City to incentivize affordable housing, reduce some code barriers, dedicate resources, and partner with non-profit organizations.  For example, a high priority is encouraging more housing near transit.  The City has already begun some actions to encourage more affordable housing, such as planning for growth in the Highway 99 area.

Highlights of the draft strategy will be featured at an open house on May 21, 6:00 pm, at City Hall, 3rd floor Brackett Room.  The open house kicks off the public review process. 

On May 23, the Planning Board will have an introduction to the draft strategy.  The Board will hold a public hearing on June 13. 

After further review and possible changes, the draft strategy will come before the City Council later this summer.  The Council will hold additional meetings, consider information and input, and decide what actions to take.

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Housing Task Force Holds Open House

Housing Task Force Holds Open House

 
(Edmonds - WA) Housing needs and affordability—and what the City can do about it—will be the focus of an open house May 21, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the Brackett Room, Edmonds City Hall 3rd floor, 121 5th Ave. N.  A presentation will begin at 6:30.

The event is part of a public process for developing a strategy to increase the supply of affordable housing for a range of incomes and to meet diverse housing needs. 

“Given the cost of housing,” said Shane Hope, Development Services Director and the City’s lead on housing issues, “this is a very timely event.  Our mayor and city council are all very supportive of finding ways to meet the needs and they welcome community involvement.”

Before and after the 6:30 pm presentation, city staff will be available for questions and conversation.  Large display boards and handouts will be on view throughout the evening to show ideas being considered.

The Housing Strategy Task Force, appointed by Mayor Dave Earling last August, is sponsoring the open house for the City and will be considering the results.  By June, the Task Force expects to make a recommendation for a housing strategy. 

The draft strategy will get more public review and be considered by the Planning Board and the City Council over the summer.  Ultimately, the City Council will decide on any actions to adopt or implement the strategy.

For information about the Task Force or the City’s work to develop a housing strategy, see:  www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

Edmonds Construction Standard Details Updated

NOW PUBLISHED - a complete update of the City of Edmonds Construction Standard Details.  Details are available on the Public Works & Utilities webpage in PDF and DWG formats.

Flag Lowering in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

flag half staffTuesday, May 15, 2018 ~ in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day flags will be flown at half-staff.

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9
 
(Edmonds - WA) A draft Urban Forest Management Plan—sometimes called an urban tree plan—will be considered at a public hearing of the City’s Planning Board on May 9, 7:00 pm, at the Edmonds Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave N.
 
The draft plan was developed to provide guidance on managing the urban forest in Edmonds.  (The term “urban forest” means the trees in an urban area.)  The plan’s emphasis is on tree management at city properties and rights-of-way.  But some parts address both public and private property.

For more information about the draft plan, see the city website at:  http://www.edmondswa.gov/2011-07-27-22-31-43/urban-forest-mgmt-plan.html.
 
On April 5, the Tree Board reviewed the draft plan and, on April 19, interested citizens attended an open house about it.  A slightly revised draft will be considered at the May 9 public hearing.  The revisions make some clarifications and corrections to the background sections, but do not change the proposed recommendations.

 After the Planning Board’s May 9 public hearing, the Planning Board may have further discussion that same night and possibly at a follow-up meeting.  The draft plan then goes to the City Council, starting with a June 19 public hearing.  Ultimately, the Council will make the decision on adoption, amendment, or other action.

Free Styrofoam™ Recycling Events Coming to Edmonds

Styrofoam in cart copyStarting this June there will be a series of Styrofoam Recycling Eventsin Edmonds. Residents can drop off their bulky Styrofoam blocks and similar material for free, and the foam will be recycled! 


Questions about these drop-off events or any recycling issue please call the Edmonds Recycling Coordinator at 425-771-0235 or email recycleguy@edmondswa.gov.

2nd Round of Downtown Parking Enhancements

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The second round of downtown parking enhancements taking place this spring. Upwards of 75 additional spaces freed up for shoppers & visitors. For more information click here.

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