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The one quake preparedness story you need to read | Guest View

Editor's note: If you're like us, you've been reading earthquake preparedness stories your whole life. So why read this one? Two reasons: Indonesia in 2004, and Japan in 2011. Both... — Updated 5/6/2021

 

Planning for Highway 99 is a priority | City Corner

Envisioning the future of the Edmonds Highway 99 area is an exciting opportunity for public input, as the city prioritizes development of a long-term plan. How should the Highway... — Updated 2/17/2016

 

Get active, stay active and enjoy your parks | City Corner

The National Recreation and Park Association recently completed a study measuring the impact of local parks on the economy. Nationwide, local and regional parks created nearly $140 billion in economic activity per year and... — Updated 1/21/2016 Full story

 

Thank you Edmonds | City Corner

What an honor and a privilege to be part of a community that has so much value to offer its citizens, visitors, business owners, shoppers, boat owners … you get the picture. There... — Updated 8/13/2015 Full story

 

Service before self | City Corner

That’s a pretty lofty statement. It’s the motto of your Edmonds Police Department, part of our mission statement: We place service before self, with an unwavering and unbiased commitment to public safety, improving the quality... — Updated 7/16/2015

 

Developing the Edmonds economy | City Corner

Have you noticed the buzz around town? Salt & Iron has opened on Main Street. Starbucks has broken ground in Westgate. Winco is preparing to retenant the former Top Foods... — Updated 5/21/2015 Full story

 

Help guide the City’s future | Mayor's Corner

Coming to work in Edmonds has been an intense and positive experience. As the City’s new Development Services Director, I have been here since April 1, and met many wonderful... — Updated 8/7/2014 Full story

 

Nothing ever happens in Edmonds – right? | Mayor's Corner

Well, not really. The perception among many of our residents is that Edmonds is an oasis somewhat unto itself, free of crime and free of many of the challenges facing other Puget Sound communities. As with many perceptions, there... — Updated 7/24/2014

 

Community Cultural Plan – a plan by and for the community

Have you heard about the newly updated Community Cultural Plan? Created by and for the community, the plan provides an overall direction, with measurable goals and strategies to gui... — Updated 4/24/2014

 

Community Cultural Plan – a plan by and for the community

Have you heard about the newly updated Community Cultural Plan? Created by and for the community, the plan provides an overall direction, with measurable goals and strategies to gui... — Updated 4/22/2014

 

Budget Horizon

As the City’s new Finance Director, I was asked by the Mayor to share a brief update regarding the upcoming 2014 budget. The good news is, for the most part, there will not need... — Updated 8/8/2013

 

Editor’s stories fair and balanced

Editor Pat Ratliff is a man of integrity and dedication. Thank you for all the wonderful articles, pictures, and great layouts. Your stories were always balanced and fair when it came to politics; and insightful and educational... — Updated 8/1/2013

 

"THE ART OF IT ALL"

We in Edmonds hold the arts in high regard, and over time we have gained a fabulous reputation as a leading arts community. The Edmonds Center for the Arts, Cascade Symphony, Sno-King Chorale, Olympic Ballet, and the Wade James... — Updated 6/13/2013 Full story

 

Edmonds street crisis: Navigating the neglect

In May of last year the Beacon hosted a series of columns leading up to the start of the City's 2013 Budget process. One of those articles looked at the cost of maintaining the... — Updated 5/9/2013 Full story

 

City response to Beacon letter to editor

I wanted to respond to Mr. Raptis’ letter concerning the Main Street project that is nearing completion between 5th and 6th streets downtown. Mr. Raptis expresses concern that... — Updated 11/15/2012

 

Cost of City services

The City of Edmonds provides a number of mandated and non-mandated services to residents, businesses and visitors. A "mandated" city service is generally one that any incorporated... — Updated 6/14/2012

 

City of Edmonds financial distress indicators

The City of Edmonds has been successful in ending the last three years (2009-2011) with a surplus in the General Fund despite declining revenue in each of those years. The City... — Updated 5/24/2012

 

City of Edmonds historical expenditure reductions and revenue generation actions taken

As the City begins to prepare for developing a budget for 2013, one which could have a deficit of $800,000 to $1 million based on current projections, it might be helpful for Edmonds residents to have a summary of some of the more... — Updated 5/17/2012

 

Implications of a 1% Property Tax limitation on City finances

In November 2001 voters passed Initiative 747. The initiative decreased the allowable change in property taxes levied from six percent to one percent. Initiative 747 was later found... — Updated 4/20/2012 Full story

 

City of Edmonds revenue sources and restrictions on their use

The Edmonds City Council adopted 2012 budget includes an estimated $66,678,984 in revenue. While $66.7 million of revenue appears to be a large amount of available resources for... — Updated 4/5/2012 Full story

 

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