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Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith shares community updates over coffee

Mayor Smith coffee chat

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith held a virtual coffee chat with the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County on the morning of October 27, conversing with community members about local community updates. “Lynnwood has a couple of north stars, well maybe it’s just one north star, but we follow our […]

Salary Commission votes to increase mayor’s salary despite budget shortfall

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff During a special council meeting on October 21, the Lynnwood City Council moved in and out of the virtual public eye working to combat a proposed 10% salary increase for Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, with cuts to councilmember salaries. Yet while meeting for two hours in private executive […]

Lynnwood Mayor proposes 6.4% reduction for 2021-22 budget

lynnwood city council

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff At the October 12 business meeting, Mayor Nicola Smith presented the Lynnwood City Council with a preliminary budget with general fund expenditures totaling $112,176,210. The 2021-22 preliminary general fund budget is a reduction of $7,786,102, or a 6.4% reduction from budgeted 2019-20 general fund expenditures. To ensure a […]

Weight loss Clinic Comes To Lynnwood

Weight loss Clinic Comes To LynnwoodBy: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff The owner of a weight loss clinic franchise wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic stop her from celebrating the opening of a new location – so she held the grand opening virtually. Ideal Wellness celebrated the Grand Opening of the weight loss […]

Lynnwood to introduce LEAD program into policing

By: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Lynnwood Police are partnering with the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s office to implement an alternative to policing in cases where people committing low-level crimes and experiencing behavioral health issues will have the opportunity to access alternatives to jail time. The Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s office will work with […]

Black Out Tuesday march held at Lynnwood City Hall

By: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times A peaceful protest at Lynnwood City Hall drew over 100 people pushing for legislative reform to influence racial justice, expressing themselves through poetry, speeches, and song. The ‘Black Out Tuesday’ protest began outside the double door entryway of City Hall on the evening of July 7. Edmonds College student […]

Virtue and community: LPD Chief Davis retires on July 31

Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis

By Katrina Kukhar | Lynnwood Times Staff In a July 2 letter to the Lynnwood City Council, Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis announced his retirement to commence the next chapter in his life effective July 31, 2020. Davis’ decision comes after 33 years in law enforcement including his time as Lynnwood Police Chief. Chief Davis […]

Mayor Smith message to residents following June 1 Emergency Civil Order

Nicola Smith

Yesterday I implemented an Emergency Civil Order and a 5pm curfew for the safety of our Lynnwood community. Our Lynnwood Police Department became aware of credible threats made via social media and other sources concerning the Alderwood Mall. The threats were inciting looting, rioting, and property damage aimed at our Lynnwood businesses, which have already […]

Mayor Smith to veto 6% utility tax cut by city council

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith

Mayor Smith to veto 6% utility tax cut by city councilby Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff May 30, 2:50 p.m.: Added links to Open Public Meetings Act, COVID-19 Proclamations related to the Open Public Meetings Act, and timeline of ordinance. May 30, 1:10 p.m.: Updated to reflect that no response to questions to the […]

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