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Lynnwood receives excellence in financial reporting award

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LYNNWOOD—The City of Lynnwood has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This award is for the City’s 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. This is the seventh year in a row that the City of Lynnwood has received this recognition.  Per the GFOA, this […]

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 […]

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 […]

With $3 million surplus, residents argue against 22% property tax increase

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 21, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council is considering a 22.23% increase on the property tax levy and held a public hearing on it during a special business meeting on November 20 before their normal business meeting. None who spoke during public comments were in favor of the increase, most citing the rise in […]

Lynnwood to hold Public Hearing on 2024 property tax levy increase of 22%

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 14, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council will hold a Special Business Meeting on Monday, November 20, 2023, for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on the 2024 Property Tax Levy. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers and remotely on Zoom at https://lynnwoodwa.zoom.us/j/81292681086. The regularly scheduled Work Session […]

Lynnwood Mayor awards Finance Director for exceptional performance

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 3, 2023—Lynnwood Finance Director Michelle Meyer was awarded ten Administrative Leave days on April 7, 2023, by Mayor Christine Frizzell for “exceptional work efforts over the past year.” “You have spent endless hours and weekends restructuring the Finance Department, dealt with multiple staffing challenges, worked through the 2023-2024 budget process and brought […]

Lynnwood passes $545 million biennium budget, contention over salaries

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 14, 2022━The Lynnwood City Council passed amended versions of the 2023 salary schedule and 2023-2024 biennium budget during their December 12 meeting. The ordinances were delayed at the previous meeting on November 28. With all council members present at the meeting, Council Vice President Smith was the only dissenting vote to approve […]

Vote for employee salary increases and 2023-2024 budget postponed


LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 29, 2022—The Lynnwood City Council unanimously voted on Monday to postpone adoption of the 2023–2024 budget and discussion of the 2023 salary schedule to their December 12th meeting. This decision — at least regarding the budget — did cause further deviation from the schedule set by the council but should have no […]

Mukilteo Finance Director resigns

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MUKILTEO, Wash., March 14, 2022 – Shawn Hunstock, the Finance Director for the City of Mukilteo who was hired fifteen months ago by former Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, submitted his resignation last week. Today, Administrative Steve Powers confirmed with the Lynnwood Times that Hunstock’s last day with the city is March 31, 2022. Mayor Joe Marine […]

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