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Oh, you wanted wheels with that? | Guest View

When our 20-year-old drier finally quit, I had a hard time finding a new one. I learned I should be happy to even find a new one. Never mind that it cost twice its real worth. Then the delivery …

Displacement: Don't upzone seniors from their homes | Guest View

I recently attended a get-together where everyone was in the senior age group. Surprisingly, the conversation had two divergent topics – travel now that COVID is "over," and property taxes. …

Taking cues from the Inquisition | Guest View

Clothed only in confidence, his toes gripping the pedestal, Michelangelo's David seems ready and determined to step out of the Dark Ages and into a hopeful future. Completed in 1504, he is a …

Scrivener's errors, and why City has work to do | Guest View

Many have heard the term “scrivener’s error.” Washington State case law (88 Wn. App. 669, Halbert v. Forney) defines a scrivener's error as an unintended error or omission made by the …

The photo accompanying this column is what a local salmon-bearing stream should NOT look like. This is lower Perrinville Creek in Edmonds, now illegally blocking salmon passage because stormwater …

HB 1110 does not preempt local development

HB 1110 is an act relating to creating more homes for Washingtonians by increasing middle housing in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housing. This bill passed in the House by …

Edmonds' charm is on the chopping block | Guest View

"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you …

Top-down zoning change not needed in Edmonds | Guest View

Editor's note: This letter from Edmonds City Councilmember Vivian Olson was sent to 21st District legislators who represent Edmonds: Sens. Marko Liias and Jesse Salomon and Reps. Strom Peterson, …

The huge benefit of small connections | Guest View

When I was a child I, like many children, was taught not to speak with strangers. Once, as a second grader, I found myself separated from my parents while on a family trip to the Chicago Zoo. I …

Courage personified; I think I can | Only in Edmonds

Within our Village of Goodness resides a lady who by her character is a constant blessing to those of us who are privileged to know her. Courage is one of many character traits she emanates with …

Bold action needed on climate change | Guest View

Climate action has never been more critical. Heat stress, wildfire smoke, flooding, and drought pose increasing risks to our community. Despite the City of Edmonds’ efforts to combat climate …

What I discovered about the Edmonds Marsh | Guest View

I am a 79-year-old lady, recently (within the last five years) transplanted to the Bowl of Edmonds. I was not completely new to Edmonds, having lived right next door in Lynnwood for several decades. …

Representatives: Expand housing choices, opportunity | Guest View

Editor's note: The following was sent to senators and representatives in the 21st and 32nd legislative districts, which represent portions of Edmonds. We are residents, parents, workers, students, …

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 unintended …

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 Association of …

It's our future: Important Climate Action Plan meeting Feb. 28 | Guest View

Thank you for the opportunity to share information about our work on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) in our community. We would like to call attention to an important upcoming City Council meeting to …

House, Senate bills will not build affordable housing | Guest View

I'd like to think our legislators believe HB 1110 (SB 5190) and SB 5466 (HB 1517) will create affordable housing, but since all evidence shows otherwise, it's clear they're serving only …

A valentine to Amazon | You Have My Word(s)

A lot of people find things they don't like about Amazon and Jeff Bezos, but I think the good about the company far outweighs the bad. As an Amazon Prime member, along with an astonishing 200 million …

Sign petition to prevent rampant growth | Guest View

Bills were introduced in last year's legislative session around issues of land use, zoning, and housing. When these ill-advised bills were defeated, the sponsors said they would be back this …

Urgency needed on traffic violence | Guest View

Editor’s note: The following was sent to Edmonds City Council and relevant City staff. This afternoon (Jan. 29) a 60-70-year-old man on an electric bike was struck by a driver at 212th Street SW …

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