City Council to discuss Lynnwood legislative priorities at Nov. 18 work session

The Lynnwood City Council will host the city’s annual Legislative Engagement discussion at the council’s Nov. 18 work session, with representatives from local, county, state and federal agency officials to discuss the city’s legislative priorities and major projects. During the meeting, city staff will give a presentation providing an overview of the city’s current development…

Lynnwood honors excellence with annual employee, citizen and business awards

At its Nov. 12 business meeting, the Lynnwood City Council and Mayor Nicola Smith presented Excellence Awards to the 2019 recipients. The Honoring Excellence…and a great deal more awards were created as a way for the City to recognize a City Employee, a Citizen and a Business that demonstrates excellence, actively contributes to the community, and…

Election 2019: On day 2, no change in city council, school board races

There was little change in the Lynnwood City Council and Edmonds School Board races after the second day of voting results were released by the Snohomish County Elections Office Wednesday, Nov. 7. Former Lynnwood City Councilmember Jim Smith still leads the race for the council’s vacant Position 4 seat. As of Wednesday Smith had 61.50%…

Election 2019: Crosby, Hurst, Sessions, Smith leading in Lynnwood City Council races

Preliminary election results are in for the four Lynnwood City Council positions appearing on Tuesday’s general election ballot. Former City Councilmember Jim Smith was leading another ex-councilmember, Van AuBuchon, for the open Position 4 seat, according results from the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office released at 8 p.m. You can see all county election results at…

Applicants sought for City of Lynnwood boards and commissions

The City of Lynnwood has openings on several boards and commissions that serve as advisory bodies to the city, the mayor and the city council. No experience is necessary — you just need a strong desire to make a difference in your community. Interested individuals will need to complete an application form and attend an…

Council OKs task group to draft ordinance helping displaced low-income tenants

After weeks of discussion, the Lynnwood City Council has approved the formation of a task group that will decide how the city can help low-income tenants displaced by redevelopment. At its Oct. 28 business meeting, the council voted 4-2 (Councilmember Ruth Ross was absent) to form the ad hoc task group. The group’s goal will…

City Council Oct. 28 set to decide on displaced tenant task group ordinance

At its Oct. 28 business meeting, the Lynnwood City Council is scheduled to make a final decision on a motion to form a task group to draft an ordinance that would help displaced low-income residents. At its Oct. 14 business meeting, Councilmember George Hurst made the motion proposing the formation of an ad hoc task…

Council split on whether taxpayers should cover cost of displaced tenants

The Lynnwood City Council at its Oct. 21 meeting revisited the discussion regarding a low-income tenant displacement ordinance proposed by Councilmember George Hurst. At the council’s Oct. 16 business meeting, Hurst made a motion proposing the formation of an ad hoc task group to draft an ordinance that would help displaced low-income residents cover the…

City staff look to community for input on South Lynnwood Neighborhood improvements

With plans to redevelop the south Lynnwood neighborhood underway, Lynnwood city staff are looking to area residents for feedback on how to represent one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods. At its Oct. 21 work session, the Lynnwood City Council received a briefing on the South Lynnwood Neighborhood Plan– an effort by the city’s Parks,…

Lynnwood accepting applications for city’s ethics board

The City of Lynnwood is seeking individuals interested in serving on its Ethics Board. Public officials and city employees have an obligation to conduct their public and private actions and financial dealings in a manner that presents no apparent or actual conflict of interest between the public trust and their private interest per the City’s…

From safety to permitting, city council hears concerns of local business owners

Looking to build lasting relationships between the city and local businesses, the Lynnwood City Council invited business owners to attend a round table discussion last week to get feedback on how the city can help support the business community. Eight local business owners attended the discussion, where they received a list of questions to choose…

City Council considers adoption of displaced tenant ordinance, OKs utility rate hikes

After hearing emotional testimony from Whispering Pines tenants at its Oct. 14 meeting, the Lynnwood City Council is considering adoption of an ordinance that would help ease the transition for displaced low-income residents. The council voted to table a motion from Councilmember George Hurst that would form an ad hoc task group to draft an…

And winners of the Fair on 44th rain barrel raffle are…

The City of Lynnwood announced Wednesday the winners of the Fair on 44th’s rain barrel raffle. Rain barrels catch water runoff from roofs and store it so it can be used later. “Harvested” rainwater can be used to water gardens during hot summer months. Rain barrels also reduce stormwater runoff that can carry pollutants from…

City Council candidates tackle high taxes, affordable housing at general election forum

With the November general election just around the corner, Lynnwood City Council candidates attended a candidate forum Tuesday to speak about their concerns and plans for the city. Presented by Lynnwood Today and the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce, with support from Community Transit, the forum included the top candidates for Positions 4, 5, 6 and…

Lynnwood City Council amends city’s business licensing codes

The Lynnwood City Council has approved amendments to the city’s municipal codes aimed at making business licensing more efficient. At its Sept. 23 business meeting, the council unanimously voted to adopt two ordinances — one updating the city’s Title 5 LMC for business regulations and licensing and another (Title 3 LMC) which establishes fees for…

City Council to vote on business licensing amendments,

The Lynnwood City Council at its Monday, Sept. 23 business meeting is scheduled to vote on a proposed ordinance that would amend the city’s codes for business licenses. At its Sept. 16 work session, the council was briefed on draft amendments that would clean up the city’s code regarding business licenses and the city’s fee…

Lynnwood City Council reviews proposed amendments to business licensing codes

Two ordinances that would amend the city’s municipal codes regarding business licensing were the topic of conversation at the Lynnwood City Council’s Sept. 16 work session. Recently, the Washington State Legislature began requiring cities that supply business licenses to partner with the Washington State Department of Revenue when issuing and renewing licenses. The new law…