– 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
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.
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
Friday, 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.
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
(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
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.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
~ in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day flags will be flown at half-staff.
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
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.
Starting 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 [email protected].
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.