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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020: Governor Inslee "Stay Home Stay Healthy" Order For business related inquiries please call 425.275.4823
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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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Citizens' Housing Commission

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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.
solarThe City of Edmonds recently participated in a collaborative effort including Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), Snohomish County PUD and a team of volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds and Woodway on the Solarize South County program.  This was a time-limited initiative designed to help single-family homeowners and small businesses purchase solar panels via a streamlined process and group discount.  As part of the program, A&R Solar, a PUD-registered solar installer, was selected by a volunteer committee through a competitive process. Participants in the initiative were not only eligible for a group discount, but also for the PUD’s Solar Express rebate of up to $2,500 for residential customers and up to $10,000 for small businesses, along with federal and state incentives for solar energy.  The program included several community workshops, which not only helped get the word out about the program itself, but also provided education about the benefits of solar to individuals throughout the community.

The Solarize South County program was a great success resulting in 25 contracts for solar installations throughout Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, and Brier.  Edmonds took the lead with 15 of those contracts being within our city limits, one of which was for a multi-family building and one for a commercial business.  Overall, the Solarize South County program resulted in the installation of a total of 140 kilowatts of solar arrays for an annual savings of approximately 96.5 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.  This is roughly equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 20 passenger vehicles or the carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of over 100,000 pounds of coal.

A&R Solar was incredibly happy with the positive response from the community on the Solarize South County program:

“For us the program was a great success. It is amazing to come to know the people, places, and passions that create a real community. There are so many people working together to make their place in the world a better place to live. It is a great honor to be a part of that effort in these communities.”

Thanks in part to the Solarize South County program as well as other recent solar programs, solar installations are on the rise in Edmonds.  In 2012, three building permits were issued for solar installations.  In 2013, that number doubled to six building permits for solar installations.  But in 2014, the number of permits soared to 39, and an additional three permits have already been issued for 2015!


What our neighbors are saying about solar.


The following quotes were provided by participants of the Solarize South County program in response to a survey performed by Northwest SEED:

“I am new to solar, but had friends that had taken the plunge. The program assembled all the pieces I needed to jump in.”

“I wanted to do it for sure, but didn't think we'd be able to afford it for quite a while. Solarize made the up-front cost more affordable so we could start enjoying the long-term benefits.”

“We never considered a solar system and had no plans to install one. We heard about the Solarize program and attended a webinar. It was solely because of the program that we are now installing solar and are very happy to have the opportunity.”

“Would not have done it without the Solarize program. Just would not have put the time into all the needed research & effort. And the discounts were a factor also.”


A&R Solar gives back to the community in a big way.


As part of the Solarize South County program, A&R Solar pledged to donate a solar energy system to Edmonds Lutheran Church and Annie’s Community Kitchen, which was selected by the community to be the recipient of this award.  Annie’s Community Kitchen is a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church that has been providing a free hot meal once a week to the community for over ten years.  Thanks to those who participated in the Solarize South County program, A&R Solar will donate a solar array of 2.2 kilowatts, which has an $11,000 value.  Although the Solarize South County program has formally ended, A&R Solar has pledged to increase the size of their donation to Edmonds Lutheran Church if additional participants sign contracts with A&R by January 31st.

Questions?

For additional information on the Solarize program, please visit www.solarizewa.org. To learn more about A&R Solar, visit www.a-rsolar.com.  Information on Edmonds Lutheran Church and Annie’s Community Kitchen can be found at http://www.edmondslutheran.org/

View Mayor Mike's May 21st Town Hall

Nelson headshotYou can view Mayor Mike's May 21st Town Hall here.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Reopens "I Am Edmonds" Project

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(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Diversity Commission seeks to counter social distancing by reopening the “I am Edmonds. This is my Story” project, with the aim of encouraging meaningful community connections during these challenging times. With the Diversity Film Series cut short, the 4th of July Parade and many community events canceled, reopening the Diversity Commission’s Facebook page “I am Edmonds” will provide a virtual platform for community members to express themselves creatively and come together in hope. read more

Edmonds Hires a New Human Services Program Manager

Mindy WoodsPosition will develop program to effectively connect local residents to services

(Edmonds, WA) - After an extensive hiring process and regional search, the City of Edmonds is pleased to announce the hiring of Mindy Woods as the City’s first Human Services Program Manager. This new half-time position was the result of a proposal by City Councilmembers last year which led to its inclusion in the 2020 budget to support Edmonds residents in need and get them connected to public and private services.

Mindy is no stranger to Edmonds. A local resident, she currently serves on the City’s Diversity Commission and, in some ways, has functioned as a volunteer, go-to connector for many groups and organizations. In addition, Mindy serves on numerous human services-related boards and volunteer organizations locally, regionally and even nationally. She is very well connected in the greater Edmonds community, all of which made her a natural choice for this position. read more

Train Horns will Sound During Short Construction Period Tuesday, May 12 - Thursday, May 21

Low-noise, wayside track horns will lose power during project work

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds Dayton Street Pump Station project enters a new phase Tuesday, May 12 – Thursday, May 21 when crews will install a new storm line across Dayton Avenue at Railroad Avenue.

The work requires crews to cut into an old abandoned waterline that holds the power to the new low-noise, wayside track horns that signal freight and passenger trains as they cross Dayton Street and Main Street.

Contractors estimate they can complete the work in 10 days, and then will reconnect the wayside horns.

During the construction period, in accordance with federal safety guidelines, all trains will sound their train horns day and night as they approach and leave these intersections. The City is working with the contractor to see if they can reconnect the wayside horns at night. Residents should consider keeping their windows closed at night to muffle the noise. press release

City of Edmonds Reopens City Parks

Most areas reopen with changes, other facilities remain closed
 
(Edmonds, WA) – In alignment with Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” order and phased reopening, on May 5 the City of Edmonds will reopen park facilities that have been closed recently. These include the Fishing Pier, Marina Beach Park and parking lot, and the Brackett’s Landing North parking lot. Due to COVID-19, however, social distancing and safety guidelines will still need to be observed by parks visitors.

“I am happy to share that we got the go-ahead to open some of our most popular open spaces in Edmonds,” said Mayor Mike Nelson. “They will look a bit different. These are the steps we need to take for the health and safety of our residents and visitors, and to improve access for those who have difficulty walking.” read more

Edmonds Addresses COVID-19 Impacts on Construction

With construction limited or slowed due to COVID-19, the City is hard at work to help builders know which projects in Edmonds can move forward and to plan for the extra time needed to complete projects. Find out more here.

Edmonds Mayor Nelson Issues Statement -- Now is Not the Time to Rush to Re-Open

Mayor Urges Elected Officials to Follow Governor’s Orders

(Edmonds, WA) –Like many of you, I was disappointed following the April 21st Governor’s Economic Recovery presentation because he did not say what we all really were hoping to hear: “The virus is dead. Washingtonians, go back to work and live your lives!” But, of course, he could not say that. read more

Earth Day 2020: Edmonds Unveils New Conservation Advisory Committee

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(Edmonds, WA) - Mayor Mike Nelson announced the formation of the Mayor’s Conservation Advisory Committee today to help fulfill his commitment to preserving our environment and enhancing the quality of life in Edmonds. read more

Earth Day Toilet Paper Tube Contest

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The Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department announces an Earth Day contest and asks that you bring your creative energy to re-use your toilet paper tubes. Perhaps you will create an animal or a bracelet? A favorite character or even something you find in nature. Will your creation have movable parts? Share your creativity with Edmonds by entering your work of art into the contest.

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Edmonds Historical Museum Garden Market Opens May 9

Same name – new, smaller, safer design

(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Historical Museum and the City of Edmonds are pleased to announce the annual Garden Market will open on May 9, 2020. It won’t look the same. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Market will adhere to the health/safety requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Snohomish County Health District, and the City of Edmonds. read more

City of Edmonds COVID Financial Plan Info

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