Spring 2014
Newsletter for Spring 2014
earling compressedAh yes, spring is here... we hope. Spring is a time for us to get out in our yards, plant flowers, clean the garage and simply renew! I for one, crave more sun, a little less rain and warmer weather.

And of course, it is a time in Edmonds for our fabulous festivals such as the 4th of July, Taste of Edmonds, the Edmonds Arts Festival, the summer markets, concerts in the park, and the list goes on and on. The quality of life in Edmonds is one of the main reasons many of us live here.

At the same time we begin welcoming in all of our great events, we expect some large City projects to begin to take shape as warmer, drier, weather is the best time to take on various construction projects. We will have a series of Public Works projects get underway, not the least of which is $1.2M of street overlays. We will also have some considerable work started at City Park.

You will also see new private construction projects begin. We are all aware of the extensive expansion of Swedish Edmonds with an added parking garage and 72,000 square feet of medical facility. Also on Highway 99, and nearing completion, is the Snohomish County Community Health Center.

On the waterfront, the addition of Jacobson Marine adds a full-service operation, benefitting our large boating community and the Port District. There are also plans for new multi-family and single family projects either under construction or in the queue.

All of this activity may at times cause some local inconvenience, but they will also improve our quality of life, create local jobs and add to the economic needs of the community.

So, whether you are in your garden, or out and about around town, enjoy the season and enjoy this great city we live in!
GreenBusiness webThe City of Edmonds invites businesses to take the Green Business Pledge.

Are you proud of your business’ efforts on being green?

Would you like to become a green business?

As part of the City of Edmonds’ efforts to encourage environmental awareness among its business community, the City has created an online Green Business Pledge. This gives local businesses the opportunity to be recognized by the City as leaders and role models for their commitment to reducing negative impacts to our environment through sustainable business practices. The City challenges every business to take the Green Business Pledge as one step towards becoming an environmentally conscious member of the City.

It’s easy – just go to http://greenbusiness.edmondswa.gov and fill out the Pledge. Businesses that complete this Pledge by May 15th will be awarded a Green Business Pledge Emblem to display at your business and will receive recognition on the City website and local media for your commitment to conserving and protecting our environment.

Office Hour CalendarMayor Dave Earling invites citizens, business owners, and others from the Edmonds community to join him for Office Hour. Office Hour meetings are designed to provide an opportunity for constituents to talk with the Mayor about concerns related to the City. Meetings are broken into 15 minute intervals to allow for four individual sessions within the hour. These meetings are held on the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 8 - 9 am in the Mayor's office. If you would like to schedule Office Hour time with Mayor Earling please contact Carolyn LaFave at 425.771.0247.

Upcoming office hours...
May 9, 2014
May 23, 2014
June 13, 2014
June 27, 2014
July 11, 2014
July 25, 2014

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