The Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds supports responsible development that respects and complements the character of Edmonds.
We attempt to provide citizens with accurate information about land use activities and actions that allow them to tell the difference between fact and rhetoric so they can make informed decisions and provide relevant input to our elected leaders.
Finally, we promote preservation of the natural environment of the City – its streams, trees, beaches, parks and open space.
ACE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.
ACE was organized in 2004 by a group of concerned citizens in response to a proposal being considered to increase building heights in the downtown business district. Ultimately, existing height limits were retained in the code.
Over the years, many citizens have been members of or been directly involved in events ACE has sponsored. Our members are actively involved on numerous City commissions, boards and committees, and serve on the City Council.
As an established, well-known and sizeable organization, ACE is in a position to get the attention of the City staff and council more effectively than individuals or small groups of citizens.
We invite you to join us in our efforts to retain those things that make Edmonds such a great place to live, work and play.
- To keep a sense and feel of a small town and its history by maintaining the vintage homes, building and architecture.
- To encourage ideas and developments that benefits the city’s character and unique charm.
- To give support and promote those efforts that bring about a vibrant, active and healthy business, cultural and residential community.
- To help and support the efforts to protect the streams, tree, beaches, parks, marshes and wild life that belong in that environment and, in turn, are part or the Edmonds community.
Our Current Areas of Interest
- Downtown and Waterfront Building Heights
- Waterfront Access
- Westgate Development Plan
- Sunset Avenue
- Harbor Square Redevelopment
What Do We Do to Accomplish Our Goals?
- Do the basic research on which responsible and effective input can be based.
- Provide individual citizens with early and accurate information on emerging issues.
- Meet regularly to discuss emerging and ongoing land use issues.
- Provide forums for citizen discussion on those issues, both at our meeting and, when appropriate, in a larger public setting.
- Make recommendations to the City as a group concerning zoning, parks, recreation facilities, streets and other matters when common agreement on specific issues exists.