Articles written by Diane Buckshnis

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What's the hubbub about repealing ordinance 4079? | Guest View

I have to laugh, as after 13 years on City Council writing opinion editorials should be a cinch! Not this topic – two of my three editors said I’m too much in the weeds. The... — Updated 9/28/2023


Do we need to jump the gun with a MOU for Unocal property? | Guest View

The mayor of Edmonds is asking the Edmonds City Council for permission to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Washingtons State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)... — Updated 4/20/2023


Coastline cities should be exempt from state zoning mandates | Guest View

RE: Our Environment and HB 1110 and SB 5190 Dear Gov. Inslee: There continues to be a huge flaw in all discussions regarding the Growth Management Act (GMA) and planning: the... — Updated 2/23/2023


PROS Plan must include environmental goals | Guest View

As a City Council member, I've received hundreds of emails and comments from residents regarding the draft six-year PROS Plan update. I appreciate all input, and have met with a num... — Updated 3/31/2022


Councilmember: Revisiting budget is 'good governance' | Guest View

Thank you to The Beacon for asking me to respond to Mayor Nelson’s press release on Jan. 28. There’s no point in debating the hyperbole and fear-mongering Mayor Nelson chose to... — Updated 2/3/2022 Full story


Why is the 2022 budget being rushed? | Guest View

Do citizens realize that the budgeting process is being aggressively rushed this year? Why is this budget being rushed, and why is this scheduling not typical or appropriate? For... — Updated 10/22/2021

 By Diane Buckshnis    News

Edmonds Bookshop: An appreciation

Editor's note: As The Beacon reported Aug. 19 ("Edmonds Bookshop sold to longtime assistant manager Michelle Bear," Aug. 19), Mary Kay Sneeringer and David Brewster have sold their... — Updated 9/16/2021


Police chief hiring process flawed; executive session denied | Guest View

Thank you, Edmonds Beacon, for publishing Chief Sherman Pruitt's article describing his perspectives regarding Edmonds Police Chief hiring process. Unfortunately, this process was f... — Updated 4/8/2021


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


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