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
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 last. Water Conservation Items Listing.
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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
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 until sunset ~ flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno who was killed in the line of duty on July 22, 2018.
A public memorial service will be held on July 31, 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm at accesso ShoWare Center, 625 W. James Street, Kent, Washington. The public can view the procession of police vehicles on Fourth Avenue between Willis Street and West James Street beginning at 11:15 am.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 until sunset
~ by Presidential Proclamation, flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Rule Allows Parade-Goers to Save Seats While Also Keeping Sidewalks Safe for Pedestrians (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.
Walnut Street Coffee Recognized as Edmonds' First EnviroStars Business. Click here for more information
If 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
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
– 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.