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Lynnwood redacts Parks Director applications in wake of transparency concerns

Lynnwood Parks Director

LYNNWOOD—In following up with some City of Lynnwood staff members’, and former staff members’, concerns over the city’s lack of transparency related to executive leadership position appointments, the Lynnwood Times requested to see all applications of those applying, and interviewing, for the vacant Parks Director position left when former Director Lynn Sordel’s retired; however, all […]

Outgoing Lynnwood Parks Director ‘disappointed’ with mayor for not following succession plan

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LYNNWOOD—When former Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Director, Lynn Sordel, announced his retirement in November of 2023, he made it clear to council that he would deliver a comprehensive succession plan to be submitted to Mayor Christine Frizzell. But now the retired Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Director feels “disappointed” with Mayor Frizzell for neither following through […]

Garden Senior Village project and purchase of open space land is a go

Garden Village

LYNNWOOD—The City council approves a development agreement with Garden Senior Village, reallocated ARPA funds to the police department, entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement of $750,000, and postponed a hearing request for a performance audit until March 11, at its Business Meeting on Monday, February 26. The council also authorize $9.3 million in contracts for the […]

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. – […]

Council amends Rules and Procedures, tosses out legislative stunt

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LYNNWOOD—At its Monday, January 8 Business Meeting, the Lynnwood City Council appointed Councilman George Hurst and Councilwoman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby as President and Vice President respectively, committee positions were formalized, and the council rules and procedures amended to restrict virtual public comments. In a bombshell move by new Councilman David Parshall, the council suspended rules to […]

‘Mr. Lynnwood,’ Council to honor the legacy of Loren Simmonds

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LYNNWOOD—Former four-term Lynnwood City Councilman, Loren Simmonds, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at his residence in Mill Creek. “Loren was a beloved friend of mine,” Mayor Christine Frizzell said during the council work session on January 2. “I got to know Loren through his time sitting here as a councilmember and […]

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 […]

Lynnwood holds candlelight vigil for people of Acapulco, Mexico

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 12, 2023—Lynnwood City Council Vice President Julieta Altamirano- Crosby led a candlelight vigil in front of City Hall Thursday, November 16, for the people of Acapulco, Mexico, affected by Hurricane Otis on October 25. Acapulco is a coastal city within the Mexican state of Guerrero of which the city of Chilpancingo, Lynnwood’s […]

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


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 […]

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