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Lynnwood Council considering resolution supporting assault weapons ban

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 4, 2023—Lynnwood Councilman George Hurst plans to bring forward a resolution supporting HB-1240, the state-level legislation prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, much to the disagreement of Councilman Patrick Decker who questioned whether the decision was constitutional.  The announcement was made at council’s Work Session on Monday, April 3, during the meeting’s […]

Lynnwood CC liaisons and council positions for 2022

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 11, 2022 – Council President George Hurst is returning to his role as Lynnwood Council President for 2022, joined by Council Vice President Jim Smith reclaiming his role as Vice President. At the Lynnwood City Council meeting January 10, Council Vice President Smith nominated George Hurst for Council President, seconded by Councilman […]

City Council approves over $66,000 in salary increases for city employees

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LYNNNWOOD, Wash., December 15, 2021 – During its December 13 Business Meeting and last meeting of the year, Lynnwood City Council members witnessed new city officials take their oaths of office, issued a proclamation for Refugees and Migrants Day, and discussed at length various Business Items pertaining to the city’s finances. Debates surrounding salary increases […]

Lynnwood City Council fails to override Mayor Smith’s $40 car tab relief veto

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During Monday’s Lynnwood City Council Business Meeting, the council approves letter to Snohomish County Council regarding a 0.1 percent increase on sales tax and failed to override Mayor Nicola Smith’s veto of ordinance 3400 relating to the removal of car tabs. Public Comments During the November 8 session, public comments were mixed, with speakers making […]

Lynnwood City Council discusses Property Taxes and Mid-Biennium Budget

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LYNNWOOD, Wash, November 4, 2021 – During the November 1 Work Session, Lynnwood City Council members listened to Finance Director Michelle Meyer go over Mid-Biennium Budget Modifications and the 2022 Property Tax Levy. In the Mid-Biennium Budget portion of her presentation, Director Meyer explained that the Assessed Valuation (AV) “is the total evaluation of all […]

Mayor Smith to veto $40 car tab relief ordinance

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UPDATED 1:20 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021: Added statement from Council President George Hurst. LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 4, 2021 – In a memo to the Lynnwood city council sent yesterday, Mayor Nicola Smith will veto Ordinance 3400, relating to the City’s $40 vehicle license fee, adopted by the City Council on October 25, 2021.     To […]

Lynnwood City Council votes to eliminate $40 vehicle fees

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Yesterday, the City of Lynnwood’s mayor and city council members met via Zoom for their regular Business Meeting. The agenda’s big-ticket item was the ongoing debate and eventual vote regarding the $40 car tab fee residents pay annually.  The ordinance to remove the fee was brought forth during the council’s October 11 Business Meeting. From […]

Lynnwood City Council discusses eliminating $40 vehicle license fee

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On Monday, October 11, 2021, Lynnwood City Council members discussed eliminating the $40 vehicle license fee. The ordinance did not pass in this week’s session, but it was moved to the Work Session on October 18. The council also read in the city’s proclamation of the 2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Lynnwood, Wash., October 15, 2021 […]

Members of the community raised awareness of Asian hate crimes in America

Anti-Asian Hate Rally

By Bo John Brusco | Lynnwood Times Reporter Hundreds attended the Mukilteo Stands in Solidarity and the Rally for Unity in Esperance Park, where members of the community shared their experiences and raised awareness of Asian hate crimes in America.  Peaceful Demonstrations to combat the rise in Asian-hate crimes Peaceful demonstrations of solidarity against Asian […]

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