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What is the hubbub over CIP/CFP? | Guest View

Edmonds has two documents used for budgetary planning as it prioritizes projects, outlines expected costs and funding sources, and fulfills long-range planning objectives. One is th... — Updated 12/5/2019

 

Edmonds Marsh: Alive, but struggling | Guest View

I've been asked what I've learned from the recent final report from Windward LLC. The City Council contracted Windward in 2017 to provide an 18-month site-specific scientific study... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By Diane Buckshnis    News

Inspirational conference helps meet Puget Sound needs

I have been to many good conferences in my four decades of working in the financial and regulatory sector, but I must admit a recent conference for “Puget Sound Days on the... — Updated 5/31/2019 Full story

 

The right tree in the right place | Guest View Edmonds

The Citizens Tree Board is no longer responsible for writing code or policy, contrary to what some people still believe. Granted, when first created in 2011, one of its goals was a... — Updated 4/12/2019

 

Long-range planning for restoring Edmonds Marsh | Guest View

A number of citizens over the past years have asked me about donating funds to restore the Edmonds Marsh beyond their volunteering efforts and environmental support. I am proud to... — Updated 3/10/2018

 

Pragmatic approach to Willow Creek, Marsh | Guest View

A number of citizens have stepped forward and asked me to provide some background and insight regarding my perspective and the Council’s decision regarding the Shoreline Master... — Updated 3/26/2015 Full story

 

What’s best for Edmonds is our priority

I have been asked to provide my insights on council-administration interaction issues raised by Roger Neumaier upon his resignation as finance director. Actually, I would prefer... — Updated 1/30/2014

 

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

 

Honoring Jack Bevan

Family and friends paid tribute to former City Councilmember Jack Bevan on Saturday March 30, celebrating his 90th birthday. Many paid tribute to his financial knowledge and... — Updated 3/31/2013

 
 By Diane Buckshnis    News

Dog park vandalized 2nd time

The new agility course built as an Eagle Scout Project by Alex Young and Boy Scout Troop 312 seems to be the target for vandals. The course, installed in late October, has now had... — Updated 1/5/2012 Full story

 
 By Diane Buckshnis    News

A great job by Jim Tarte

Dear Jim, On behalf of the citizens or stakeholders of Edmonds, I want to thank you for the exemplary service you have provided to our staff and City Council Members during your... — Updated 11/10/2011 Full story

 
 By Diane Buckshnis    News

Council member Diane Buckshnis provides perspective on the levy

In addition to being a participant of the 2009 Levy Committee, I spent months with the 2010 Levy Committee (Committee) providing them with my research and listening to their... — Updated 5/26/2011

 
 By Diane Buckshnis    News

A TBD primer by council member Diane Buckshnis

Edmonds City Council Member Diane Buckshnis has released a question and answer sheet explaining many questions asked about a TBD. It is very long but should give a good overview... — Updated 10/5/2010 Full story

 

The Codeman 

Editor: What people don’t realize about Dave Orvis is that not only is he a loving family man and caring friend; but his brain can think like it is an encyclopedia of codes. His... — Updated 5/27/2010

 

DJ Wilson's Thought Exercise

Editor: Mr. Wilson spent a tremendous amount of time creating his vision of the Waterfront and that PowerPoint presentation or Beacon article is not reflective of my vision. I do... — Updated 4/15/2010

 

Unsung heroes

While there are many unsung heroes in this wonderful town, on Friday night, Dennis and Sandy Gallagher, the crew of u-brew and all mug clubbers would receive my vote. Gallagher’s... — Updated 4/1/2010

 

Community comes first

Editor: My campaign has been a very long and knowledgeable path for me. There were many days in which I was overwhelmed and relied on my faith (in myself, my family, my friends, my... — Updated 11/19/2009 Full story

 

Clarification on building heights

Editor: Thank you for the nice press release. I would like to clarify my position regarding building heights as the article implied that I am against taller buildings everywhere in... — Updated 5/28/2009 Full story

 

Chapter 20 means no city appeal

Editor: Chapter 20 put simply. If Chapter 20 passes, substantial shoreline development and shoreline variances will NOT be reviewed by City Council. Citizens will have to hire a... — Updated 5/21/2009

 

Land Use issues need reexamination

Editor: While most of you were out enjoying a little bit of Irish Magic, the City Council narrowly approved Chapter 20, which will limit public access to the City Council on certain... — Updated 3/26/2009

 

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