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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020: Governor Inslee "Stay Home Stay Healthy" Order
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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

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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.

Edmonds Hires New Public Information Officer

J HolterEDMONDS HIRES NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

(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

Mayor Nelson Announces More City Facility Closures Due to COVID-19

Edmonds,WAMayor Mike Nelson announced more closures of City facilities in response to rising cases of COVID-19 in our community and to help slow the spread of the virus.

Starting Tuesday, March 17th, and until further notice, all facilities at City Hall and Public Works will be closed to walk-in customers. The Development Services Department will provide permit assistance by appointment only. Staff in all departments will continue to support residents via email and telephone for all other services.

The Frances Anderson Center, Meadowdale Clubhouse, and Edmonds Plaza Room will remain closed. All classes and rentals are now canceled through April 27th.

All City-sponsored, non-essential, meetings or gatherings will remain canceled until further notice.

The Edmonds Municipal Court will remain open but will announce changes in their services shortly.

“I understand these closures may be an inconvenience, but we must prioritize the public’s safety during these exceptional times,” commented Mayor Nelson.

Members of the public will continue to be able to attend City Council meetings in Council Chambers to offer comment and/or listen to the proceedings.

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Edmonds Mayor Nelson Declares Emergency over COVID-19 Outbreak

coronavirus 01(Edmonds, WA) – Following a press conference today with Snohomish County and Snohomish Health District officials, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in the City of Edmonds in response to increasing impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in Snohomish and King Counties. The emergency declaration will allow for suspension of normal procedures related to procurement and work assignments, may facilitate potential receipt of state or federal funds, and will allow the city maximum flexibility to respond to this developing situation. Press Release | Proclamation

Housing Survey Results

Housing Survey Results Arrive
Initial results of an online survey about housing in Edmonds are in. The survey was conducted for the City as part of the Citizens’ Housing Commission project.
 
Respondents noted that, when looking for a place to live, the five most important factors are Neighborhood safety (72%), Price/rent (49%), Sense of community (48%), Walkability (44%) and Potential to stay in the home for a long time (44%).
Other responses from the majority of survey-takers indicate:

 

ð      Lack of affordable housing in Edmonds
ð      Lack of opportunities for seniors to age in place
ð      Possible support for allowing detached accessory dwellings, with appropriate standards
ð      Lack of housing options for people with disabilities
ð      Importance of preserving small-town character of Edmonds

 

       For more detailed survey information, see the City’s website at:

       https://www.citizenshousingcommission.org/.

 

Information came from 907 respondents (equal to a little over 2% of the City’s population). While such online surveys are not statistically valid, they are considered to be useful tools for getting a sense of opinions.

 

The Citizens’ Housing Commission was established by the Edmonds City Council in 2019 to make recommendations for the Council’s consideration about non-discriminatory policies to expand the range of housing over time. Commission recommendations are due by the end of 2020. Recommendations are advisory; the City Council will decide on any actions, after considering public input and other information.

Mayor Mike Nelson Activates City of Edmonds COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Group

help fight coronavirs(Edmonds,WA) – “Today I am announcing the activation of the City of Edmonds COVID-19 Response Group,” said Mayor Nelson.

“This group, comprised of select city staff and a hospital representative, is tasked with preparing and responding to likely impacts to our City from the Coronavirus. This includes protecting the public and staff, ensuring critical City functions remain operational, and providing timely communications to the public.”

Since January, key emergency management staff have been monitoring the crisis and have been updating the City's emergency plans and preparations. 

In addition to the response group, our City’s website has been updated with online resources from the Snohomish Health District. These online resources are to help mitigate the spread of the illness and to support the response efforts by sharing reliable information. The online topics include guidance for persons who are high risk for serious illness, businesses and employees, child care providers, and common questions about the Coronavirus.  

The Snohomish Health District and its medical professionals are the lead government agency in our county for this outbreak. Regularly updated COVID-19 information from the Snohomish Health District can be found here: https://www.snohd.org/484/Novel-Coronavirus-2019

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CANCELED - Edmonds Sister City Commission 2020 Student Exchange

IMPORTANT UPDATE ~ DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN JAPAN THE 2020 STUDENT EXCHANGE HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Fostering Global Citizenship

Students gain international understanding with exchange program

(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture.  Students 14-18 years of age have a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, language, and traditions of Japan through an exchange program coordinated by the Edmonds Sister City Commission. For ten students each summer, it is the adventure of a lifetime. read more | student application (deadline Friday, March 6, 2020).

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