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Time to overhaul City code | Letters to the Editor

City code: It's time for an overhaul It is past time for an overhaul of our City code! We need to update, clarify and rewrite, especially our development codes, so Council, staff,... — Updated 2/17/2022


Boxy apartments: The good, the bad | Letters to the Editor

New apartments don't reflect desires of the public My husband and I, Edmonds residents for the past six years, would like to go on record in opposition to approving the 24-unit... — Updated 2/10/2022


Congrats to publisher; budget brouhaha | Letters to the Editor

Former Beacon Publishing editor remembers longtime publisher Congratulations to Paul Archipley on his well-deserved retirement! Paul is one of the finest people I've had the... — Updated 2/3/2022


Addendum on permitting process | Letters to the Editor

Whom to contact regarding proposed apartment complex on Main Street Over the past few weeks, many concerned citizens have weighed in on the proposed 24-unit concrete box apartment... — Updated 1/27/2022


Sounding off: Streateries, new apartments | Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your removal Many, many thanks to the restaurants that have taken down the street structures. The others ... and the ones with both sidewalk and street? And the term "... — Updated 1/20/2022


Advice from a former Ballard resident | Letters to the Editor

Advice from a former Ballard resident: Get involved, Edmonds I lived in Ballard from 1986 to 2019. It's well known how Ballard has been affected since the changes in zoning laws... — Updated 1/13/2022


Airbnb at Sixth and Main?; inappropriate headline | Letters to the Editor

Airbnb coming to Main Street? Regarding 24-unit apartment complex planned for Main Street: IMO, this carbuncle on Main Street will basically be an Airbnb or another short-term renta... — Updated 1/6/2022


Streateries have violated Edmonds code, zoning laws, all year | Letters to the Editor

I tried to give the City helpful advice about a streatery program weeks before City Council was asked to pass Ordinance 4209 on Dec. 15, 2020. (I sent an email) to Shane Hope dated... — Updated 12/28/2021


A return to Deadmonds? and other streatery thoughts | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds restaurants are just fine Restaurants are fine now! It' time to open up the parking for the other businesses in town that have lost customers. One-sided city government!... — Updated 12/26/2021


Going, going, gone; support for sales tax | Letters to the Editor

Apartments proposed for 'built-up bog' in Edmonds A 24-unit apartment building is proposed for 605/611 Main St. with 24 parking spaces under the building. Also no easement on the... — Updated 12/18/2021


Streateries; bike lanes; sales tax; praise | Letters to the Editor

Editor's note: The Beacon is now publishing select letters written to the Edmonds City Council and available as public record on the City of Edmonds website. Streateries: Us vs.... — Updated 12/9/2021


Stop the idling; appreciates Prime Living story | Letters to the Editor

Too much idle time at ferry dock Please put signs up labeling ferry parking and queue areas saying no-idle zones! In this time of respiratory danger, it adds to our stress. It... — Updated 12/2/2021


4th Avenue Corridor; praise for Phil Williams | Letters to the Editor

Why was Fourth Avenue Corridor project dropped from 2022 budget? It is disappointing that the Fourth Ave Corridor project was dropped completely from the 2022 budget. This capital... — Updated 11/23/2021


Mains, small plates; kudos; Sound Transit | Letters to the Editor

Order up: 1 main on a small plate, confit, hold the baloney Made up my mind. I will not be patronizing any restaurant/bistro/grill using the terms "small plates,” “mains,... — Updated 11/18/2021


Apology from City Council president? | Letters to the Editor

Council president should apologize for retweet Edmonds citizens need to be aware of a tweet that Council President Susan Paine posted Oct. 29, three days prior to the general... — Updated 11/11/2021


Time for the streateries to leave Edmonds | Letters to the Editor

Restore our quaint city; remove streateries I was told by a City employee that the food sheds would be taken down in October. As they are not needed any longer, why can't... — Updated 11/4/2021


Traffic fixes; just ducky | Letters to the Editor

Editor's note: Due to an editing error, a letter in the Oct. 14 issue of The Beacon was missing a key point. Here is the letter, in full. Serious traffic fixes needed on Dayton and... — Updated 10/28/2021


Welcome back; candidate support | Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your service Just returned to Edmonds after a 15-year stay in Lake Chelan. Great to be back home, and want to thank all the local retailers and restaurant owners and... — Updated 10/22/2021


Dayton Street; more taxes; | Letters to the Editor

Dayton Street needs attention We want to respond to Brian MacWhirter's letter regarding Dayton Street safety in the Oct. 7 Beacon. This all brings back memories as our kids were at... — Updated 10/14/2021


Farewell to a columnist; no answer on stormwater| Letters to the Editor

Going to miss Chuck's World Re: "All good things," Chuck's World, Sept. 30: Your column is my favorite part of the Edmonds Beacon. I'm deeply saddened to read that last week's... — Updated 10/6/2021


Redistricting; speeders; candidate support | Letters to the Editor

Questions about redistricting Re: redistricting proposal ("Could Edmonds vote with King Co.?" Sept. 23): I am ignorant of the ramifications of having my current Edmonds legislative... — Updated 9/30/2021


Questioning Beacon headline; questioning Holy Rosary | Letters to the Editor

Author article headline was misleading Why on earth would the Edmonds Beacon try to discourage people from getting a COVID vaccination with innuendo? The headline on the front page... — Updated 9/23/2021


Another view on climate change | Letters to the Editor

Climate change: It's real, but much is due to natural events The NOAA graph shown in Greg Ferguson's Sept. 2 Greener Edmonds column, "It doesn't feel like an ice age," gives one... — Updated 9/9/2021


Dangerous corner; in praise of cruise line | Letters to the Editor

Third and Caspers remains dangerous intersection I have written numerous times, in the past, about my safety concern about the intersection of Caspers Street and Third Avenue... — Updated 9/2/2021


Readers weigh in on cruise ships, portal | Letters to the Editor

The Beacon asked the readers to respond to an Editor's Note Aug. 19 reporting that the City of Edmonds has contacted American Cruise Lines about the possibility of cruise ships... — Updated 8/26/2021


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