Council to Commerce Department grant: No thanks

‘We can certainly do the work that this $100,000 grant would suggest’


Last updated 6/23/2022 at 8:57am

The Washington State Department of Commerce offered the City of Edmonds up to $100,000 to analyze so-called “middle housing” types, a study that also would include a racial equity analysis.

On Tuesday, five councilmembers rejected the grant, e...

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Reader Comments(2)

Deborah Arthur writes:

I believe Jim. I took the survey 71% say NO to this crazy idea. WE should accept nothing until we know positively infact we should just vote no and accept nothing period.

Eric Bidstrup writes:

This article states that Ms. McLaughlin claims no changes in zoning laws would be forced by accepting the grant, while Okonowski claims that there are strings attached to accepting state funding. It would be great to clarify what SPECIFIC terms, conditions, or restrictions would come with accepting the state money.


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