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…

City Council Sept. 9 set to recognize National Latino Heritage Month

The Lynnwood City Council during its Sept. 9 business meeting is set to proclaim Sept. 15-Oct. 15 as National Latino Heritage Month in the City of Lynnwood. The council is also expected to approve multiple unanimous consent agenda items including contract awards for the community justice center design; janitorial services; final acceptance for both the…

Lynnwood City Council in summer recess until Sept. 3

The Lynnwood City Council is now in summer recess and will not meet Aug. 19 or Aug. 26. The council recess will end on Tuesday, Sept. 3 when the council meets for its regular work session meeting. The council will not meet on Monday, Sept. 2 in recognition of Labor Day. Before going into summer…

Water main break causes emergency shutdown near Hall Lake Monday

The City of Lynnwood had to shut off water on 54th Avenue West and 210th Street Southwest near Hall Lake from noon-10 p.m. on Monday due to a break in the water main caused by construction. According to the City of Lynnwood Facebook page, water was shut off in the area outlined above to make…

Lynnwood City Council hears plans for new Swift Orange Line, reviews housing report

A new bus rapid transit (BRT) line was the topic of conversation at the Lynnwood City Council’s July 29 work sessions meeting as Community Transit staff briefed the council on the anticipated Swift Orange Line scheduled to open in 2024. Beginning the presentation was Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath, who said the current ridership on…