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WDI submits amicus brief to Court of Appeals in defense of Olympus Spa

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WASHINTON, D.C.—Women’s Declaration International’s USA Chapter has submitted an amicus brief (otherwise known as a friend of the court) to the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals in defense of Olympus Spa, a Lynnwood-based business currently entangled in a human rights commission battle. WDI is an explicitly non-partisan feminist group created by women, for women, […]

Nominations for Lynnwood Public Facilities District Board now open

Lynnwood Public Facilities

LYNNWOOD—The Lynnwood City Council is seeking nominations of persons from interested organizations for Position No. 2 of the Lynnwood Public Facilities District Board of Directors. The Lynnwood Public Facilities District is the governing body that oversees the operation and management of the Lynnwood Event Center and the surrounding thirteen-acre property. The PFD, doing business as […]

Lynnwood Public Facilities District meeting on February 6

Lynnwood Public Facilities

LYNNWOOD—The Lynnwood Public Facilities District, now called “The District,” will conduct a hybrid meeting to take place at the Lynnwood Public Facilities District Conference Room located at 3815 196th St SW in Lynnwood. Participants may also zoom into the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2024. Meeting date and time: 10 a.m. – […]

Embattled Lynnwood Councilman to challenge Larsen for Congress

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LYNNWOOD—According the Federal Election Commission filing on January 29, embattled Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda is intending to challenge Representative Rick Larsen (D) for the Second Congressional District. Binda will be running as a Democratic Party candidate, FEC filing shows. Representative Larsen (WA-02) has been in Congress since 2001 and is the Ranking Member of the […]

Recall effort fails to get signatures, Binda full steam ahead

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LYNNWOOD—The Committee to Recall Joshua Binda announced that it failed to collect the 2,416 signatures needed by January 10, 2024, for the recall to qualify for the April ballot against the Lynnwood Councilman. Because the committee missed the deadline to collect enough signatures, the recall effort is officially dead. “We thank the over 1,050 Lynnwood […]

Investigation finds Lynnwood illegally changed public comment policy

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LYNNWOOD—A Lynnwood Times investigation finds that Lynnwood Council leadership and the mayor’s office may have unintentionally violated multiple state laws, its municipal code, and its Council Rules and Procedures by changing its public comment policy for its December 11 Business Meeting without an official motion by the council nor the passing of a resolution. Ever […]

Jim Smith departs in legislative ‘blaze of glory,’ Sutton’s call for audit passes

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 13, 2023—In their final meeting of the year, the Lynnwood City Council passed their mid-biennial budget and added new agenda items for the incoming council next year. The budget passed without any further discussion in a 6-0-1 vote with Councilmember Josh Binda abstaining.  As was previously reported, since Lynnwood operates on a […]

Permit fees to increase 12 percent in Lynnwood and council approves compensation schedule

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 5, 2023—In just over 30 minutes, the Lynnwood City Council passed four ordinances at its Special Meeting on Monday, December 4. Mayor Christine Frizzell did not attend the meeting as she was a panelist for a Building Bridges event. Emergency Medical Department Ordinance Councilman Jum Smith motioned to approve adding emergency medical […]

Council slashes mayor’s property tax hike, calls for audit

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 28, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council approved a 5% increase (or $225,000) to the property tax levy, down from the mayor’s proposed 22% figure, during its business meeting on November 27. Council members call on a third-party audit to rein in city spending. According to Finance Director Michelle Meyer, this is roughly an […]

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