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Council rejects mayor's bid for emergency powers


Last updated 12/3/2020 at 10:20am

Brian Soergel

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson

Mayor Mike Nelson's attempt to secure an emergency ordinance – one that would provide him temporary authority to use tools to address the economic emergency brought by the pandemic – failed for lack of a second.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas had proposed that the ordinance be passed.

The motion died despite a last-minute plea from Nelson in a letter to the editor sent to media (www.bit.ly/2I1lUmw).

"I have met with our small businesses, listened to their cries for help, and it is clear we need a multifaceted approach to help them," Nelson wrote. "They ne...

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