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8/15/2017   City Council will take action on adopting the plan, zoning map, code amendments, and planned action ordinance.
7/31/2017   City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the Highway 99 Area Planned Action Ordinance regarding SEPA process related to the Hwy 99 subarea plan and code.
6/14/2017   The Planning Board held a hearing on the proposed zone changes in the Highway 99 subarea on June 14th
5/10/2017   The Planning Board held a public hearing on proposed codes changes for the Highway 99 subarea on May 10th. The presentation from the meeting can be viewed here.
4/25/2017   Edmonds transportation projects get help from Olympia.
4/7/2016   An online survey is now available online at the project website.
3/24/2016   Polling results from the March 24th public workshop on the Highway 99 project and visioning are available online.
     
Unhealthy Air Due to Wildfire Smoke Sparks Local Health Alerts

City Postpones Staff Softball Game, Moves Summer Camps Indoors, and Monitors Potential Closure of Yost Park Pool  

(Edmonds, WA) – The City of Edmonds joins the surrounding Puget Sound Region in battling poor air quality due to wildfire smoke and is warning community members to take precautions, such as avoiding outdoor activities if possible. The City has postponed its staff softball game due to air quality concerns and is on alert from Dale Turner YMCA, operator of Yost Pool, for possible pool closures later today and particularly tomorrow. All City of Edmonds summer camps have been moved indoors except Skyhawks Football Camp, which continues outdoors on a reduced level of exertion. Tomorrow, the Skyhawks will re-evaluate and if necessary move into the gym at the Frances Anderson Center. read more

PSCA

Public Invited to Housing Workshop

A public workshop/open house on housing strategies will be held August 27, 7:00 pm, in the Edmonds City Hall Brackett Room (3rd floor) at 121 Fifth Avenue N.

The City is aiming to develop a housing strategy by 2019 to increase the supply of affordable housing for all income levels and to meet diverse housing needs.

“People in Edmonds deserve good housing choices,” said Mayor Dave Earling. “Some residents are struggling with how to stay in Edmonds or have their kids live in Edmonds. As our region grows, more people want to live here and without some new options, housing prices will keep going up. I hope people chime in on how the city can help responsibly steer the direction.” 

 

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Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan Wins PSRC 2018 VISION 2040 Award

Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan Wins VISION 2040 Award

SEATTLE - City of Edmonds has won a 2018 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Highway 99 Subarea Plan. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

"Edmonds has envisioned a transit supportive urban district with affordable housing with this plan," said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC, "and backed it up with changes to regulations and planned action."

The Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan seeks to increase housing and jobs along SR 99 and identifies transportation improvements to support these changes.

The award will be presented at the Edmonds City Council meeting on August 7, 2018.

VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.



Title VI Notice: PSRC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, call 206-587-4819.



中文 Chinese, 한국  Korean, Русский  Russian, Español  Spanish, Tagalog, Tiếng việt  Vietnamese, Call 206-587-4819
  


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Water Conservation Kits Available!

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Free Water Conservation Items Available

The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water conservation items to its water customers and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies lastWater Conservation Items Listing.

 

Water Conservation Kits Now Available!

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Free Water Conservation Items Available

The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water conservation items to its water customers and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies lastWater Conservation Items Listing.

 

Edmonds Featured in "Where to Retire" Magazine

(Edmonds, WA) -  Edmonds has been featured as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a national publication geared toward helping retirees make relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the September/October 2018 issue, available nationwide on Aug. 7. 

Mayor Dave Earling praised the national recognition, stating “it’s encouraging to see national recognition of what we in and around Edmonds already know –our community is an ideal place to live, work and play for people of all ages, including retirees.” read more

Please Wait Until After 6pm on July 3rd to Put Out Chairs for 4th of July Parade

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(Edmonds, WA) – With the popular Edmonds Fourth of July Parade just days away, the City of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are reminding the community about the following items to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July for all:

  • The placement of lawn chairs and other items along the parade route will be allowed after 6pm Tuesday evening, 7/3/18.
  • Please refrain from chaining or otherwise attaching chairs to each other and to stationary items such as trees, sign posts, etc. This policy is to allow parade-goers to stake out their viewing places somewhat in advance, as has been the tradition, but to also avoid the safety and access concerns of lengthy sidewalk obstructions well in advance of the Fourth.
  • After 6am on July 4th streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic by the Edmonds Police Department, so personal vehicle access to the route will not be possible until after the parade clears.  
  • Chairs and other items placed in the right-of-way along the parade route before 6pm Tuesday 7/3/18 will be removed by the Public Works Department. They may be retrieved during regular business hours at the Public Works Building at 7110 - 210th Street SW. Phone: 425-771-0235.

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Walnut Street Coffee Recognized as Edmonds' First EnviroStars Business

Walnut Street Coffee Recognized as Edmonds' First EnviroStars Business. Click here for more information

Draft Housing Strategy to Get Public Hearing June 13

dhs 2018If you were an elementary school teacher supporting a family of four and earning the average salary of $62,000 per year, what housing can you find in Edmonds? Remember: with that income, you could afford monthly rent and utilities of about $1,550, but the average rent for a three-bedroom apartment in Edmonds—if you can find it—is almost $1700 per month, not including utilities.   Housing has become harder to attain than ever. read more

Creative District Community Meeting June 7, 2018

Don't forget the Creative District Community Meeting this Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. in the Brackett Meeting Room at Edmonds City Hall. For more information click here.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Open House to be held on Draft Tree Plan

Open House to Be Held on Draft Tree Plan 


A draft plan about City management of trees in Edmonds will be presented at an open house on Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Brackett Room, third floor of Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Avenue N. The public is invited.

The open house will feature display boards showing highlights about the draft plan. A staff team, including the project consultant who prepared the draft plan, will be at the meeting to answer questions and talk with attendees. At 6:45, a slideshow presentation will start. A "comments" box will be available for people who want to give written comments. More opportunities for public input will continue into at least May and June.

The tree management plan, also known as the urban forest management plan, is intended to provide direction and new ideas for the City to carry out, in part for the management of trees on City property and in part for the City’s activities to encourage good tree management on private properties.

Besides background information, the draft plan includes 22 objectives about what the City can do to manage the urban forest. Each of the objectives has a set of actions the City can take. To view the current draft plan and related information online, go to:

http://www.edmondswa.gov/2011-07-27-22-31-43/urban-forest-mgmt- plan.html.


After the public open house, the Planning Board will have a public hearing, currently set for May 9, to get input and consider any recommendations to the City Council.

While the draft plan will undergo minor clean-up, it will not change substantively before going to the City Council in June. Whether to adopt the plan, with any changes

Public Meeting - Dayton 3rd to 9th Utility Replacement Project

PUBLIC MEETING Dayton 3rd to 9th Utility Replacement Project

Design of the Dayton 3rd to 9th Ave has begun. The project will replace the street and upsize the sanitary sewer, potable water and storm drain pipes generally from 3rd Ave S to 9th Ave S. The goal of the project is to replace very old sewer and water pipes while adding capacity to the City’s drainage system. Increasing drainage capacity will help to alleviate flooding in downtown Edmonds during intense rain events.

A public meeting will be held at 6pm on Thursday April 5, 2018 at the Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main St, Edmonds, WA (above the Edmonds library). Please attend to discuss and learn more about the project specifics, public impacts and proposed construction schedule.

Questions: Contact Michele (Mike) De Lilla, (425)771-0220; via e-mail at mike.delilla@edmondswa.gov

City Seeks New Economic Development Commission Members

As the Citizens Economic Development Commission (CEDC) nears its two-year anniversary, there are two open positions on the Commission. For more information please click here. For an application click here.

Repair Café - Toss it? No Way!

Got Broken Stuff? Bring it to the Repair Cafe!

Repair Cafes are all about fixing things. At our Repair Cafes, you bring the materials and your repair specialits bring heir skills to help you fix your stuff. Saturday, April 14th from 10am to 2 pm at Everett Public Works Spada Conference Room, 3200 Cedar St, Everett. Pre-registration is recommended... click here for details.

Draft Tree Plan Comes Out

Draft Tree Plan Comes Out



(Edmonds – WA) A draft plan about managing trees in Edmonds, especially trees in public places, was issued today by the City of Edmonds.

The draft “Urban Forest Management Plan” is posted online or click here. It will be discussed at a public meeting of the Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board at its April 5 meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 250 Fifth Avenue N., Edmonds.

“We really want public input on the draft plan,” said Shane Hope, the city’s development services director. An open house and other public meetings are being planned for April and May. More information is on the website and will be updated from time to time.

The draft plan calls for more activities to maintain the tree canopy in Edmonds and to proactively manage trees in public places.   Suggestions include: planting more trees, establishing a tree bank, inventorying public trees, updating city regulations, and launching a heritage tree program. Some activities would need more city resources; others might fit within existing programs.

After a public input period and consideration by the Tree Board and Planning Board, the draft urban forest management plan will be discussed by the City Council, probably starting in June. The City Council would decide whether to approve the plan with any changes.

Edmonds Waterfront Projects Receive Strong Support in Newly Released State Capital and Transportation Budgets

State Budgets Release $6 Million for Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector Project and $500,000 each for Edmonds Waterfront Center and Waterfront Park Redevelopment Project

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds has much to celebrate in the newly released 2018 State Capital and Transportation Budgets, including $6 million for the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector Project, a $500,000 grant for the new Edmonds Waterfront Center (currently the Edmonds Senior Center), and a $500,000 grant for the waterfront redevelopment and beach restoration in conjunction with the new Waterfront Center. read more

Student Representative being sought for Citizens' Tree Board

Tree Board Logo(Edmonds - WA) A student representative is being sought to serve on the Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board. The Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protecting, and maintaining of trees for long-term community benefit.

"The Tree Board is a great community resource," Chair Doug Peterson recently noted, "and the student representative position is a special opportunity. We don’t currently have a student on the Tree Board and look forward to filling the position soon." Read more


Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector - Online Open House

Share your thoughts: February 28 – March 16

Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector Online Open House

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The City is hosting an online open house introducing the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector. Come explore different design concepts, evaluation criteria and take the opportunity to add your thoughts and perspectives to the project. The open house runs through March 16, and can be accessed here.

Highway 99 Revitalization/Gateway Project - Open House

HIGHWAY 99 REVITALIZATION / GATEWAY PROJECT OPEN HOUSE

An Open House will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at Swedish Hospital (21601 76th Ave. W - Auditorium C on 4th floor), regarding the Highway 99 Revitalization / Gateway project. Building from the Highway 99 Subarea Plan completed in 2017, the City is starting to make design decisions about how the corridor will look, feel, and function.

The project’s goal is to extend the successful transformation of Highway 99 in Shoreline through Edmonds and complete a safer corridor for all modes of transportation. Proposed transportation improvements along the corridor from 244th St. SW to 212th St. SW will be discussed, such as wider sidewalks, new street lighting, raised center medians for access management, attractive and safer crosswalks, better stormwater management, targeted utility replacements, potential undergrounding of overhead utilities, landscaping, and softscape treatments.

The Highway 99 Revitalization plan is funded by a grant from the State’s Connecting Washington transportation program. The project schedule, funding strategies and options for how project improvements may be phased over time will be discussed.

You are invited to participate in this open house to provide comments on the proposed improvements. We look forward to seeing you there. Additional information regarding the project can be accessed by contacting Mr. Bertrand Hauss (Transportation Engineer) at 425-771-0220 or bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov .

February 28th - Community Meeting for Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

Join us February 28th from 6pm-8pm, at the Edmonds Library, Plaza Room, to share your feedback on early design concepts!

The Waterfront Connector will be a long-term solution at at-grade railroad crossing conflicts, allowing pedestrians and emergency vehicles safe and direct access to the waterfront. 

In 2016, after receiving significant input from the community, we completed the Waterfront At-Grade Crossings Alternatives Analysis. The study looked at a number of alternatives to provide safe and reliable access over the railroad tracks to the waterfront. The analysis conducted during that study recommended the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector as the preferred solution. Mayor Earling presented this recommendation to City Council who unanimously endorsed the project in November 2016. 

You can learn more about the project and share your thoughts in-person on February 28th or online February 28th – March 16th. edmondswaterfrontaccess.org 

Edmonds Diversity Commission Donates Book to Local Schools

you hold me upEdmonds Diversity Commission Donates Special Collection of Children’s Books to Local Elementary Schools

Diversity-Themed Books Aim to Support School District’s Mission to Provide a More Inclusive and Equitable Curriculum    

(Edmonds, WA) – In an effort to promote a greater understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion among Edmonds youth and support the Edmonds School District’s mission to provide a more equitable and diverse curriculum for its students, the City of Edmonds Diversity Commission has kicked off the new year with a substantial donation of children’s books to local elementary schools. The books focus on themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion and are intended to be available as resources for teachers, librarians, and students to help inform, engage, and encourage discussion. read more

Passionate About the Environment?

Passionate About the Environment? Mayors’ Climate Protection Committee Is Seeking New Members

Members Would Join Fellow Community Volunteers and City Staff in Mission to Encourage Edmonds to Conserve Resources and Address Impacts of Climate Change 

   (Edmonds, WA) – The Mayors’ Climate Protection Committee is putting out the call for new members who are interested in serving on the committee and supporting its mission to effectively address the issues of climate change in our community. It is a volunteer position and committee members meet the first Thursday of each month from 8:45am to 10:00am. Members do not have to reside in Edmonds and there are no terms limits.  read more

Adopt a Flower Basket

The City of Edmonds Adopt-A-Flower Basket program of 2018 is underway. Your donation helps to support the City’s annual Flower Program which enhances the beauty of Edmonds.  Flower basket adoptions are $100 each for the seasonDownload the forms and maps at www.flowerprogram.edmondswa.gov.  Forms and maps are also available at the Frances Anderson Center and Edmonds City Hall.  To check on basket availability, please call 425.771.0230. Forms and donations can be brought or mailed to Edmonds Parks and Recreation, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98026.  Media Release 2/27/18 Update: Corner Parks are all adopted-sold out!  Only 10 baskets remain available for adoption!

City Wins Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting

The highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is a significant accomplishment for the City of Edmonds.

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Diversity Commission Names Chair and Vice-Chair for 2018

The Edmonds Diversity Commission has named a new Chair and Vice-Chair for 2018. For more information click here.

2018 State of the City Address

Mayor Earling's 2018 State of the City Address... press release

2018 SOC

Cemetery Board Seeking Two New Board Members to Fill Vacancies

Cemetery Board seeks to fill two vacancies.  Application deadline March 30, 2018  Media Release

2018 Traffic Calming Program - Requesting Public Input

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2018

To:               Media

Contact:       Bertrand Hauss| bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov | 425-771-0220

TRAFFIC CALMING PROGRAM

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is requesting public input on the 2018 Traffic Calming Program. The annual program has a budget of $35,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on any street.

The program consists of a three-phase process: (1) Petition and Review for Qualification; (2) Education / Enforcement; and (3) Installation of Traffic Calming Devices.

In order for a location to be considered in the 2018 Traffic Calming Program, a Citizen Action Request and Neighborhood Petition Form need to be submitted to the City. Both forms can be found by going to the following link: http://www.edmondswa.gov/transportation-text/traffic-calming-program.html. The petition must have supporting signatures from at least eight different households within the neighborhood.

City staff will evaluate each petition and determine if it qualifies for the Traffic Calming Program.  Projects deemed qualified will be prioritized and pursued based on available funding.

In past years, the program has funded the installation of speed radar feedback signs, signing and pavement markings. Alternative solutions may be considered depending on location and the traffic concern.

In order for your street to be considered for the Program, please submit the forms by February 9, 2018 to:
Mr. Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer either by email bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.govor mail to Edmonds City Hall (Attn: Engineering Division), 121 5th Ave N Edmonds, WA 98020.

City Launches Housing Strategy Website

A housing website has been launched to let people know about a housing strategy that is being developed by the City of Edmonds. The website is: https://www.edmondshousingstrategy.org/.

The Housing Strategy will identify how the City can help increase the supply of affordable housing and meet diverse housing needs. A draft version is expected to be ready for public review in late spring.

Development of the housing strategy is one of the steps required in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Several months ago, a Housing Strategy Task Force was appointed by Mayor Dave Earling to recommend actions that could be incorporated into the strategy.

Since then, the Task Force has met three times. Meeting information is included on the City’s website (above).

“I’m excited about collaborating with people,” said City Council member Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, who also serves on the Housing Task Force. “We want to come up with a strategic set of actions the City can take to ensure more affordable housing—whether for moderate-income families or a whole range of folks who are struggling to pay for housing in our community.”

When a draft Strategy is ready, it will be posted on the City’s new website and discussed in public meetings.

“We are fortunate to have an excellent task force,” noted Shane Hope, the City’s development services director who is organizing the effort. “The members have different housing expertise, some from the public side, some from the private side. I have no doubt they will come up with--not just great ideas and goals—but real things the City can do or partner on to make a significant difference.”

The new website is meant to help people keep track of the housing strategy project, including task force meetings. On the website, anyone interested can sign up for email notices.

For more information, call 425-771-0220.


TREE-Cycling by Edmonds Boy Scout Troops

Two Edmonds Boy Scout troops offer "TREE-Cycling" this year.  

Troop 312 - January 6th & 7th, 8:30am to 4:30pm 

QFC Grocery, 196th ST SW & 76th Ave W

Kwick N' Kleen Carwash, just east of 9715 Edmonds Way

Troop 300 - January 6th, 9:00am to 4:00pm & January 7th, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Edmonds Woodway High School, North Parking Lot, 7600 212th St SW

Westgate Elementary School, 9601 220th St SW,

As always, all decorations, tinsel, tree stands, and nails must be removed from the tree in order to be recycled. 

FLOCKED TREES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT ALL!
Help support your community's scout troops 2018 activities by properly recycling your tree.

Winter Craze Recreation Guide Now Available

The Winter Craze Recreation Guide is now available at www.RecZone.org or view HERE.  Registration opens December 1 for Winter Quarter. 


 

Hazel Miller Foundation Announces Holiday Gift to Edmonds: $1.5 Million to Redevelop Civic Field

Mayor Earling Also Requests $2 Million in City Budget to Support Civic Field Redevelopment 

   (Edmonds, WA) – Just in time for the holidays, the Hazel Miller Foundation has announced a historic gift to the Edmonds community: a $1.5 million grant to support the redevelopment of Civic Field. The announcement was made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, who presented a ceremonial check for the grant funds at Civic Field today to City of Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. read more

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Pictured left to right: Tom Mesaros, President, Edmonds City Council; Jack Loos, Secretary, Hazel Miller Foundation Board of Directors; Mayor Dave Earling; Diana White, Chair, Hazel Miller Foundation Board of Directors; Carrie Hite, Director, City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services; Pat Shields, Vice Chair, Hazel Miller Foundation Board of Directors; Patrick Doherty, Director, City of Edmonds Community Services & Economic Development; Dave Johnson, Assistant Director, City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.

City & Ed! Hold First-ever Amateur Caroling Contest

The City of Edmonds and Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) will be holding the first-ever amateur Edmonds Holiday Caroling Contest - for more information please click here.

REMINDER... Mayor's Town Hall Meeting

Dave EarlingCommunity Invited to Mayor’s Town Hall
November 15th Community Discussion will include Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, Five Corner Feasibility Study, and Waterfront Connector next steps

(Edmonds, WA) – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more

Edmonds Diversity Commission 2nd Screening of Free Film Series November 18

The second screening of free Diversity Commission Film Series set for Saturday, November 18, 2017. For more information click here.

Diversity Commission Seeks New Commissioner

The Diversity Commission is now accepting applications. Please click here for more information.

November 1, 2017 Diversity Commission Meeting

The November Diversity Commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building, 7110 210th St SW, Edmonds, WA  98026. For more information please click here. This change is for this meeting only. The December 6, 2017 meeting will be held at the usual location in the Edmonds Senior Center at 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, WA  98020.

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
City Clerk
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425-775-2525
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Building Division
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Phone: 425-771-0220 daily
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm; 
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Finance Department
Information Services
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First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 or 425-771-0240
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Fire Prevention Division
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 

Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Municipal Court
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0210
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed: Noon-1pm for Lunch
Passport Service
Hours: M 9:30am-11:45am 
T,Th,F 9:30am-11:45am and
      1:00pm-2:30pm


Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services
700 Main St
425-771-0230
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Police Services
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0200
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Public Works & Utilities Department
7110 210th St SW
425-771-0235
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Wastewater Treatment Plant
200 2nd Ave S
425-771-0237