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A new call to action on housing bills | Guest View

To our Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds, neighbors, and friends: One single-family lot could become up to four housing units if E2SHB 1110 moves out of committee. This major... — Updated 3/14/2023


Stand up for local control on housing | Guest View

The Washington State Legislature is once again trying to strong-arm Edmonds and most Washington cities into giving up local control over land use, density, and zoning decisions.... — Updated 1/26/2023


Don't let downtown change from its original intent | Guest View

With the Business District 2 (BD2) street-front designation that provides commercial use at a minimum on the ground floor and the BD2 multifamily-only building design standards now... — Updated 7/28/2022


Edmonds' single-family neighborhoods in grave peril | Guest View

Serious attempts to end single-family zoning in neighborhoods in Edmonds and all of Washington state are moving quickly in the state Legislature. If you value your single-family... — Updated 2/17/2022


Clandestine hiring process not accountable to citizens | Guest View

As elected officials, our mayor and councilmembers are accountable to citizens every four years. We can choose to vote them out of office if they do not meet our expectations. What... — Updated 10/14/2021


Is the Housing Commission representing Edmonds citizens? | Guest View

The current Citizen's Housing Commission was tasked with actively collecting input from Edmonds residents, analyzing information actively and objectively, and fully evaluating... — Updated 10/1/2020


Good idea to slow down on the parking study | Guest View

In reviewing the parking study process and the item on the City Council agenda to approve over $100,000 for an outside consultant and staff time to determine current parking capacit... — Updated 8/30/2019


Edmonds housing plan should represent true Edmonds stakeholders | Guest View Edmonds

We applaud the Edmonds City Council’s decision to create a new Citizens Housing Commission. If fairly and thoughtfully formed, this new Commission could help make Edmonds become... — Updated 4/12/2019


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