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More than 10% of businesses not paying BID fees

But councilmembers decline to take punitive action


Last updated 1/9/2020 at 9:02am

Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!)

Should Edmonds business owners be penalized for not paying dues to a collective business district overseen by the City of Edmonds?

During one of the City Council's final meetings in 2019, City administration said that possibility should be considered, but councilmembers decided to punt, and took no action – for now.

"Currently, delinquent assessment fees are charged a delinquency fee of 12% per annum," said Economic Development and Community Services Director Patrick Doherty.

"We attempt collection, but there are some – a small minority – who refuse to pay. Even referring to collecti...

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