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By Ken Reidy
Edmonds resident 

Did City misrepresent streateries ordinance? | Guest View


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 12:27pm

I just read in this week's Edmonds Beacon that Economic Development Director Patrick Doherty is representing the following:

"The streateries are allowed by individual permits that are possible because of a temporary ordinance enacted by City Council last winter and scheduled to sunset at the end of 2021. That being said, theoretically, councilmembers could extend the ordinance upon request, but that request has not (yet) been made."

In late 2020, Edmonds City Council was told there was an emergency. The special event permit allowing streatery dining was set to expire Dec. 31, 2020.

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

I believe it really wasn't an emergency to begin with but ok. However now it seems people are pretty much back to normal in every other way except to vax or not to vax. Masks are not being worn as they were in the beginning. Vaccines are now available. But really we are having Ball games and all sorts of things with out masks and big crowds are present. SO if we can do all I see and all we do then we are no longer in an emergency situation. There is not more 6 feet distancing.. SO no it is not an emergency and I would like to see our retail have a chance. Thats it.


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