Articles written by Neil Tibbott

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 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

Council president responds to concerns about City email

Council President Neil Tibbott responds to the questions raised in the above column: Here are reasons for adjusting the City Council group email at this time: • Email that the cou... — Updated 7/27/2023

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

An amendment to the state's top-down approach | Guest View

Editor's note: Council President Neil Tibbott provided this editorial following his trip to Olympia with Councilmembers Jenna Nand and Will Chen. Gov. Jay Inslee declared at the... — Updated 3/2/2023

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

Neil Tibbott: 'I am committed to making connections with the people of Edmonds' | Guest View

People often ask me what's it like being back on the City Council after a break of two years, and they often wonder why I left in the first place. In 2019, in order to run for the... — Updated 1/15/2022

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

Edmonds Housing Strategy expectations | Guest View

Like many people in Edmonds, I expected something different from the Edmonds Housing Strategy than what we have so far. I’m glad to see that we will be taking another run at... — Updated 10/29/2018

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

Climate resolution lacks clarity | Guest View

By now, news watchers in Edmonds have seen one or more stories about the “Paris climate accord” resolution City Council passed June 27. I have waited until now to say something... — Updated 7/21/2017

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

How it's going so far | Guest View

Friends and neighbors, whom I haven’t seen for awhile, always want to know how things are going on the City Council. As you might guess, the answer depends on the day they ask.... — Updated 3/8/2017 Full story

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

City budgets – like household budgets, only bigger | Looking Forward

When you think about how your household manages expenses, try to imagine what it would be like to involve a few thousand of your closest friends in the discussion. You not only... — Updated 10/1/2015

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

Time to ponder about a forestry plan | Looking Forward

By now, informed readers have heard that action on the proposed tree code has been indefinitely postponed, and it’s time to ponder what an Urban Forestry Management Plan might... — Updated 6/25/2015

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

New tree code proposed for Edmonds | Looking Forward

Trees are a fact of life in Edmonds. We used to have grand old-growth trees dotting the landscape. You can still find massive stumps giving testament to the girth and scale of... — Updated 4/24/2015


Planning for the future of Willow Creek, Marsh | Looking Forward

I have lived in Edmonds for 19 of my 23 years, and I had never been to a city-sponsored community meeting until I attended the Marina Beach Master Plan Open House on March 4. I was... — Updated 3/26/2015


There’s an elephant on our streets | Looking Forward

The ol’ pachyderm left our living rooms where he was safely hidden in a corner, but he escaped. Now he’s tromping around on our streets. At some point we’ll have to notice the elephant and have an honest conversation. Here... — Updated 2/26/2015


Looking forward … affordable housing in Edmonds | Looking Forward

Looking Forward is a new monthly column about decisions and developments going before City boards and the Edmonds City Council. It explores topics of interest to long time residents and the next generation. Co-Authors Neil Tibbott... — Updated 1/22/2015 Full story


The future of housing in Edmonds | Guest View

The Alliance for Affordable Housing recently presented a draft of their findings to the Edmonds Planning Board. The report is titled: Housing Profile: City of Edmonds and is available on the city website at This... — Updated 12/4/2014

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

How I became interested in City Hall

By now, anyone who watches what happens in Edmonds knows that our City Council has a vacancy, and 14 people have applied to fill that spot. Some of them may be familiar to you... — Updated 2/27/2014 Full story

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

How I Became Interested in City Hall

By now, anyone who watches what happens in Edmonds knows that our city council has a vacancy and fifteen people have applied to fill that spot. Some of them, may be familiar to you... — Updated 2/19/2014


Planning Board workshop to hear history of Harbor Square concepts

The regular August 22 Planning Board meeting will be convened as a workshop to receive further information about concepts presented by the Port of Edmonds regarding the Harbor Square Master Plan. This meeting will be held at 7... — Updated 8/13/2012 Full story

 By Neil Tibbott    News

Planning Board goes to school on Form Based Code

Three experts (a land use attorney and two others from Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline) spoke at the most recent Planning Board meeting to provide practical insights on how their... — Updated 7/12/2012 Full story

 By Neil Tibbott    News

Planning Board considers mobile vending rules for downtown

The Planning Board was asked by the City Council to review potential new regulations for mobile vendors operating in Edmonds. City Staff drafted revisions to the current... — Updated 6/20/2012


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