Lynnwood City Council to meet for work session on Monday, Feb. 3

The Lynnwood City Council is scheduled to meet for a work session at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Planning Commission applicant George Hurst will be interviewed by the council. Hurst works in the lighting industry and also has a real estate license. He served as co-chair for the Public Works Traffic and Transportation Task Force from 2008-2010. Hurst and his wife hosts the annual Neighborhood Night Out event in his neighborhood since it began in Lynnwood.

“I believe that the general perception of Lynnwood revolves around the Alderwood Mall, traffic signal lights and gridlock,” Hurst wrote in his application. “I would like to serve this city by helping plan its future growth and development for a better Lynnwood.”

City staff are scheduled to provide an update on the 2015 Comprehensive Plan update. The following are subjects to be addressed:

  • Land Use
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Parks, Recreation and Open Space
  • Economic Development
  • Cultural and Historic Resources
  • Environmental Resources
  • Capital Facilities
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Implementation


The council is set to address the electric vehicle infrastructure requirement through the Growth Management Act versus the city’s need or desire for the prohibition of auto-oriented uses and the desire to promote more pedestrian-oriented types of development in certain zoning districts. A public hearing with notice will be required to be held on a code amendment. Following the public hearing, the City Council will be asked to take action on the proposed ordinance.

Finally, the council will be updated on the interagency agreement with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services. The project is focused on energy saving projects at city buildings and the Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as system improvement projects at several wastewater lift stations.


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