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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 […]

Council approves IT improvements, PSE contract, and Community Justice and Recovery Centers

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Yesterday, the Lynnwood City Council held a business meeting. After nearly two hours of hearing public comment, the council voted to move forward with the Community Justice Center (CJC) and the Community Recovery Center (CRC) proposals. Unfortunately, during the public hearing portion of the meeting, callers spewed threats and racial slurs. Mayor Smith and Council […]

Community Justice Center on hold, 26 minutes, and an eleventh-hour letter

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 4, 2021 – The Lynnwood City Council voted, at its business meeting Monday, to postpone the vote to award the construction contract of the new $64 million Community Justice Center to FORMA Construction Company until September 13. The Council hopes that postponing the vote will allow more time to further investigate the Lynnwood […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

City announces eligibility to receive up to $1.88 million in CARES Act funding

City announces eligibility to receive up to $1.88 million in CARES Act fundingby Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff At its May 26 virtual business meeting, the Lynnwood City Council was joined by Public Information Officer Julie Moore, who confirmed the city of Lynnwood’s eligibility to receive up to $1,188,000 in Federal CARES Act funding […]

Lynnwood City Council letter to Inslee: Re-open Lynnwood!

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by Luke Putvin | Lynnwood Times Staff On April 28, six of seven Lynnwood City Council members addressed a letter to Governor Jay Inslee advocating he broaden the types of businesses currently deemed essential, to open with social distancing measures in place and encourages vulnerable communities to stay home. “The seven [council] members are the […]

New Development Agreement Code eases restrictions for builders

by LUKE PUTVIN luke.putvin@lynnwoodtimes.com On August 12, the Lynnwood City Council passed a development agreement code amendment. At the previous Business Meeting, Councilmember George Hurst moved to amend the proposed amendment to include that a “development will be required to provide a minimum of 15% of units be affordable based on an income qualification of […]

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