A Lynnwood rainbow for Tuesday

We continue sharing submissions we’ve received so far answering the City of Lynnwood’s call for residents to “bring some color and positivity” into their homes during this time of uncertainty by showing off rainbows. Have you placed a rainbow in your window? Take a photo and email it to lynnwoodtodayeditor@gmail.com — and we will share…

Alderwood Mall Blvd. to be closed near 33rd Ave W from April 13 to mid-May

Alderwood Mall Blvd will be closed from 33rd Avenue West to the west of 29th Avenue West starting April 13 through roughly May 11 as part of the Lynnwood’s Sewer and Lift Stations 4 & 8 Improvements project. The Lift Station 4 part of the project is on Alderwood Mall Parkway, northeast of Alderwood Mall….

Lynnwood City Council April 6 to receive update on city’s COVID-19 response

The Lynnwood City Council is scheduled to receive a briefing at its April 9 work session from city staff regarding the city’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Councilmembers will be holding the meeting electronically via Zoom — a remote conferencing video chat service. The council’s work sessions are not usually recorded. However, city spokesperson Julie…

Cities encourage residents not to flush disposable wipes

As concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak have stores struggling to keep disinfecting wipes on shelves, cities are asking the public not to flush them down the toilet when they are finished using them. For weeks, people have been stockpiling cleaning supplies including disinfecting wipes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As more people use the…

City: 172nd St SW to close March 30 to June for 36th Ave W improvements

The City of Lynnwood announced Wednesday that starting March 30, 172nd Street Southwest from 36th Avenue West to 34th Place West will be closed to complete work on the 36th Avenue West Project. The closures are expected to be in effect until June. According to city staff, local access will be maintained for residents on…

Mayor encourages Lynnwood residents to follow Gov. Inslee’s order, stay home

In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement Monday night ordering Washington residents to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith has encouraged community members to follow the order. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. It bans all…

Happening nearby: City of Edmonds closes access to beach parks, dog park

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, the City of Edmonds has suspended access to its beach parks, including the off-leash dog park, effective immediately. The closure includes public restrooms and parking lots at Edmonds’ beaches, Marina Beach Park and Brackett’s Landing North Park, Deputy Parks and Recreation Superintendent…

City of Lynnwood closes all park playgrounds, off-leash area

The City of Lynnwood said Saturday that it has closed all Lynnwood park playgrounds and the Off-Leash Dog Area at Lynndale Park to the public until further notice. All other park and trail areas remain open. The city asks that all park users follow public health guidelines for social distancing: • Stay home if sick…

City of Lynnwood buildings to close to the public effective Tuesday, March 17

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and promote public health, the City of Lynnwood announced Monday that it would be closing all city buildings to the public effective Tuesday, March 17. Lynnwood City Campus and buildings will be open to employees only, and staff will continue to serve the community via…

Lynnwood City Council cancels March 16, March 18 meetings

Lynnwood City Council meetings scheduled for this week — on Monday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 18 — have been canceled. The decision is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the city’s efforts to minimize public meetings. Mayor Nicola Smith said the city is looking into technology for future meetings that will accommodate officials…

Lynnwood Recreation Center cancellations announced

As City of Lynnwood officials are continuing to monitor the rapidly-evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), city staff announced Wednesday that it had made changes to programming in some city facilities, including cancellation of recreation center classes and public swims. In a statement on the city’s website, city staff said the safety of Lynnwood community members…

City of Lynnwood cancels city board, commission meetings for rest of March

The City of Lynnwood has announced that it is canceling all city advisory boards and commissions meetings through the month of March. According to staff, the city will also be canceling all city-sponsored events and gatherings until the end of March in an effort to encourage social distancing as recommended by the Snohomish Health District….

Lynnwood residents invited to take transportation survey through March 27

The City of Lynnwood is inviting community members to share their thoughts about walking, bicycling and rolling in the city’s Community Survey by March 27. The survey will ask about: Transportation preferences Ideas for improving walking and bicycling The survey takes about 15 minutes and can be found bit.ly/LynnwoodAATP (If the link doesn’t work for you,…

Mayor: City closes senior center, signs emergency proclamation amid COVID-19 concerns

The City of Lynnwood has closed its senior center and temporarily suspended all senior activities in reaction to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19. In an email message, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith said the city has been “closely tracking the quickly evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus or COVID-19. We continue to follow the guidance…

Garden boxes available at Lynnwood community garden

The Intergenerational Community Garden located at the Lynnwood Senior Center currently has a few garden boxes available for anyone interested in gardening. Wondering whether gardening is something for you? The City of Lynnwood suggests reading An Hour of Gardening Does the Body Good! The Lynnwood Senior Center is at 19000 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. To learn…

Lynnwood receives WellCity Award for promoting employee health

The City of Lynnwood was recently designated as a WellCity by the Association of Washington Cities. This recognition is bestowed to entities that meet the AWC Employee Benefit Trust’s WellCity standards and demonstrate a commitment to employee health. WellCity recipients are all part of the AWC Employee Benefit Trust (Trust), Washington state’s largest local government…

Lynnwood mayor outlines city’s coronavirus response

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith issued a statement Monday to the community regarding COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and how the City of Lynnwood is working with public health officials to ensure public safety. Noting that the situation surrounding the illness “is rapidly evolving,” the mayor said that the city’s leadership and emergency operations team…

Lynnwood Municipal Court offering court fines and fees amnesty program in March

Do you owe money to the Lynnwood Municipal Court? During the month of March, the City of Lynnwood is waiving all interests and collection fees for outstanding fines paid in full. Payments can be made at the court, by phone, or online Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In person: 19321 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood Online:…

Altamirano-Crosby to receive Seattle Pacific University Medallion Award

Lynnwood resident and new Lynnwood City Councilmember Julieta Altamirano-Crosby has been selected as a recipient of the Seattle Pacific University Medallion Award, given by the school and its alumni association to individuals for their vocational accomplishments, leadership, community service and Christian commitment. Altamirano-Crosby, along with three other 2020 Medallion Award recipients, will receive their awards…

City of Lynnwood launches new website

The City of Lynnwood announced Tuesday it has officially launched a new city website. According to a city announcement, the website is mobile-friendly, easy to navigate and makes accessibility a priority. “The goal of our new website is to create a shift in how community members interact with our city services,” said Mayor Nicola Smith….

Record volunteer turnout for Lynnwood’s MLK Day of Service

Wet weather did not keep volunteers inside as a record number of community members gathered Monday morning for the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Lynnwood. More than 100 volunteers — most of them students — gathered at the Lynnwood Civic Campus to clean up the Mesika Trail, located behind the…