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Thoughts on climate change | City Corner

I usually stick to updates on City capital projects when it's my turn to provide a column for the Beacon. As stimulating as I'm sure it would be for you if I recounted our recent progress in water,...


A request for your help; info on Dayton Street project | City Corner

Now that our weather is improving (yay!) I have a couple things I'd like to bring to your attention. From the 20-degree days and the significant snowfall last month to the record-setting near-80-degree days of this month, it has been quite a... Full story

 By Phil Williams    General    May 11, 2018

Puget Sound starts here: Protect our water quality | City Corner

The Edmonds City Council, by proclamation, recently declared the month of May Puget Sound Starts Here month. More than 750 other cities, counties, regulatory agencies, private businesses, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations made...


76th/212th in Edmonds leads busy 2017 for Public Works | City Corner

As I write this, we're just a few days away from spring. This means the city will soon start our 2017 infrastructure projects. These projects represent needed upgrades and replacements of key city-owned infrastructure. They will allow us to...


City Corner | There’s always something going on in Edmonds

City work is never done. This year, the pace for the Development Services Department and the Public Works Department has ramped up even more. First, there's the permitting for development within Edmonds. Some of the development is small scale,... Full story


City Corner | City’s put serious dent in aging infrastructure problems

2016 has been an amazing year for the city of Edmonds. We are doing more to upgrade, replace and improve key public infrastructure than ever before. The city has, with the support of our taxpayers and ratepayers, been making a serious dent in the...


Edmonds water comes from ‘high quality’ source | City Corner

I would first like to thank The Beacon for the opportunity it provides the city to present information in the public interest. We know your publication plays an important role in getting local news...


Busy year for construction

2015 will be a busy year for construction of new city infrastructure in Edmonds, and I wanted to update you on what is being built, as well as where and when these projects will take place.... Full story


City street repairs can’t be ignored

The City’s Finance Director, Roger Neumaier, recently updated readers on our financial performance for the first half of 2013 and also provided a look-ahead for 2014. The picture has noticeably impr...


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 City's street... 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 the City did not do...


Street Funding 101 – why we need $$ for streets

Have you noticed the declining condition of our streets and wondered why that is happening? The City wants you to understand the causes of the problem and what may be necessary to solve it. The City...


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