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Last updated 11/5/2020 at 10:06am

Council votes for a moratorium on certain subdivisions

The Edmonds City Council on Nov. 2 voted on a four-month moratorium on subdivision applications with eight or more trees – at least eight inches in diameter – per 10,000-square-foot lot.

The vote was 4-3, with Councilmembers Luke Distelhorst, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, and Susan Paine opposed.

This ordinance is a short-term tool intended to ensure that new subdivisions are developed in accordance with a comprehensive tree code. The city is expected to adopt the formal tree code next year, as advocated for...

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