ACE

Transparency In City Processes Needs Improvement

Over the last few months, the lack of transparency in City processes has been called out repeatedly. First, exactly what is transparency? One business dictionary defines transparency as a “lack of hidden agendas or conditions, accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation, and collective decision making.” One of the primary obligations of city government […]

Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds (ACE) Comments Regarding Mayor’s Housing Strategy

Increase the supply of market-rate multifamily housing   City Recommended Strategy Actions: ACE Comments: 1.1       Support transit-oriented development along current and future transit corridors. TOD corridors should be strictly defined. There is concern that the City proposal would bring more MFTE zones. 1.2       Allow greater flexibility in multifamily zones. Not in support. Must maintain current […]

THE HOUSING STRATEGY PLAN INCLUDES HIDDEN COSTS TO THE CITIZENS OF EDMONDS

The July 2018 Edmonds Housing Strategy document (prepared by the City Development Services Department, a Task Force appointed by the Mayor and BERK Consulting) appears on its surface to generate additional single family, multi-family and accessory dwelling units that will add value to the City real estate inventory, thus bringing in additional tax revenue to […]