Civic Almanac

  • Tue May 18th, 2010 7:56pm

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Curb congestion at Commuting Expo

South Snohomish County residents can learn how to “Curb the Congestion” at the Commute Options Expo, May 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mill Creek Foursquare Church, 1415 164th St. SW, Lynnwood. The Commute Options Expo is sponsored by Community Transit and Snohomish County. A Fun Family Carnival will be hosted by The Mill Creek Foursquare Church as part of the event.

During the event, Community Transit and county staff will provide information about transportation options on 164th Street. Oxy Gene, defender of truth, justice and really clean air, will make an appearance.

Rewards for ‘green’ support

Snohomish County PUD’s Planet Power program offers a way for customers to voluntarily support renewable energy projects. The first 600 customers to sign up between now and July 31 will also receive a special $15 gift card. Existing customers just need to increase their subscription by $3/month to qualify.

More than 3,100 PUD customers are now supporting local solar projects by participating in the utility’s Planet Power green energy program. The program exemplifies the PUD’s ongoing efforts to develop and promote green energy sources throughout its service territory.

Customers can enroll in Planet Power at any time by opting to contribute $3 or more each month as part of their utility bill payment or make a one-time payment toward the program. Every dollar contributed goes directly to operate the program, educate the community and increase the level of energy that is produced from renewable sources.

Sign up for Planet Power by filling out the card in your bill, by calling 425-783-1700 or online at


• JoS. A. Bank Clothiers has hired Judd Brown as store manager of its Village of Alderwood store, within the Alderwood mall complex. Judd has worked in the men and women’s clothing industry for more than 13 years with additional experience in accessories. As store manager, Judd will handle the planning and coordinating of the store’s operations and events.

• The National College of Natural Medicine has awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Dr. Les Griffith, ND. The award will be presented to the Lynnwood-based naturopathic practitioner June 26 during the school’s commencement ceremony. Griffith, a Mill Creek resident, co-founded Bastyr University and served on the Bastyr board for more than 20 years.

Business briefs

The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce’s networking breakfast is held every Wednesday morning, 7:30 a.m. at Fairwinds-Brighton Court, 6520 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The event is free to attend. Breakfast can be ordered for $8. For more information call 425-670-1496.


The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers, 7 a.m. every Tuesday, Edmonds Yacht Club.



City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N. On the agenda: review of amending ordinances updating building code and expanding closed record administrative appeals. Broadcast on Channel 21 at noon and 7 p.m. the following Wednesday, noon on Friday and Monday.

Port of Edmonds, 7 p.m. Monday, May 31, 336 Admiral Way.

Planning Board, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N.

Sister City Commission, 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 700 Main St.


City Council, 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, Council Chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W. Broadcast on Comcast Channel 28, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays. 425-670-5000.

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, City Hall Council Chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W.

Neighborhoods &Demographic Diversity Advisory , 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, Fire Station 15, 18800 44th Ave. W.

Hearing Examiner, Wednesday, May 26, Council Chambers, 19100 44th Ave. W. Call to confirm time and location: 425-670-8308.


Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission Bicentennial Park Conceptual Plan Meeting, May 26, 7 p.m., Cedar Way Elementary School, 22222 39th Ave. W. Neighborhood meeting to discuss conceptual plans for Bicentennial Park.

City Council, 7 p.m. Monday, June 7, Council Chambers, 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 200. Audio available at

Community Policing Advisory Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, Police Station Conference Room, 5906 232nd St. SW.

Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Monday. May 24, City Hall, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200. On the agenda: public hearing on the city’s Conditional Uses Zoning Code.


City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May, City Hall, 15728 Main St. 425-745-1891. On the agenda: public comment on Proposition No. 1 Emergency Medical Services levy.

Board of Adjustments &Appeals, meets as needed, City Hall, 15728 Main St. 425-745-1891.


City Council, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, City Hall, 2901 228th St. SW.


Town Council, 7 p.m. Monday, June 7, Town Hall, 23920 113th Place W.