Lynnwood City Council passes revised animal control code, funding for Poplar Way Extension Bridge project

great dealThe Lynnwood City Council unanimously passed a revision to the animal control regulations and supported funding for the Poplar Way Extension Bridge project during Monday’s meeting.

The animal control regulations dealt with the code for Potentially Dangerous and Dangerous Animals. The previous code did not expressly permit the Animal Control Authority the power to declare an animal dangerous and it didn’t spell out the appeal process by which an owner would be notified of this declaration. The revised code appoints the City of Lynnwood Hearing Examiner as the independent party to hear such appeals as opposed to the Patrol Commander.

The Council also passed funding for the Poplar Way Extension Bridge project, which will construct a bridge across I-5 to connect Poplar Way to 33rd Avenue West. The project is in the second phase of design and requires funding for additional design work, above and beyond the original project scope.

Two residents expressed concerns about a proposal from the administration to amend the position title of Assistant City Administrator to City Administrator, which was brought up during the July 6 work session. Both residents mentioned that Lynnwood voters previously voted against the City Manager form of government. The potential amending of the position title also drew the interest of Councilmembers during the July 6 meeting and it was decided that the issue would be brought back to the Council during a work session.

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