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Coffee with Laurie - Anacortes Senior Activity Center

Come and meet your Mayor at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd Street. Mayor Laurie Gere is holding informal coffee hours to meet with citizens and listen to their concerns.  "Coffee with Laurie" is at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 29 from 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday, April 26 from 1:30-3:30pm
Call 360.299.1950 or email laurieg@cityofanacortes.org if you have any questions.

Press Release - Anacortes Library April Adult Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 21, 2017 - Anacortes, WA - April 2017 Programs for Adults

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Press Release Historic Preservation Board Vacancy PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Historic Preservation Board Vacancy - March 16, 2017, Anacortes WA – The City of Anacortes is seeking interested residents to fill a vacancy on the Anacortes Historic Preservation Board. The term of this position will run through December 31, 2019.

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"Coffee With Karl"  - Anacortes Senior Activity Center

Join CSO Karl Wolfswinkel with the Anacortes Police Department the second Tuesday each month at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd Street, beginning March 14 from 10-11 am. Community Service Officer Karl Wolfswinkel is holding an informal coffee hour to discuss police matters affecting our community and nation.

PRESS RELEASE - Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Reduction program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - RE: 2017 Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Reduction program
March 9, 2017 - Anacortes, WA – The City of Anacortes Public Works Department is moving forward with the 2017 City’s Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Reduction program. Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 13. The contractor will have 45 working days to complete the project. Construction will typically be from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, although construction may be allowed during weekends and in the evening hours if necessary. During construction, there will be traffic detours and road closures to allow for the work.

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3rd Street Waterline Replacement

The City has contracted with C. Johnson Construction, Inc. to replace a substandard waterline on 3rd Street from Commercial to “Q” Avenue. Construction is scheduled to begin this upcoming Monday, March 6th. The contractor will have 14 calendar days to complete the project.

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Press Release - Office of the Mayor Announces Anacortes Police Chief Succession Plan

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurie Gere, Office of the Mayor

February 28, 2017, Anacortes, WA – Anacortes Police Chief Succession Plan. Chief Bonnie Bowers is retiring in early April 2017. The City of Anacortes and the Anacortes Police Department are fortunate to have a strong internal candidate, Captain John Small, who is capable and prepared to transition to Police Chief.

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2017 Waterline Replacement Program Update

2017 Waterline Replacement Project - February 24, 2017 - Anacortes, WA,Update - The contractor has completed the installation of the new waterlines from 12th to 17th Street on “K” Avenue and on 25th  Street from “K” to “L” Ave. The next step is for the contractor to install the asphalt patch for the new waterline trench. The paving will begin this upcoming Monday, February 27th and is expected to be completed by Thursday March 3rd.

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Press Release

The Great Jazz Trombonists on Friday, March 17, 7pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth Street. Music educator Vince Fejeran presents the first program in a series devoted to jazz history from the perspective of individual instrumentalists. In this program, Vince follows the development of jazz trombone style and technique through history, highlighting the most important contributors and illustrating with recordings from the Library’s Manieri jazz CD collection.

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Guemes Vehicle Ferry will be Shut Down February 28 - March 20, 2017

The Guemes vehicle ferry will be out of service from 11:15 AM Tuesday, February 28 – Wednesday, March 29 @ 6:30 AM.

2017 State of the City

Mayor Gere presents the 2017 State of the City

Press Release - Heart Lake Road 2017 Cape Seal

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: Heart Lake Road 2017 Cape Seal 
February 9, 2017 - Anacortes, WA – The City of Anacortes Public Works Department is moving forward with a project to repair and replace the surface of Heart Lake Road. The project will include excavation of damaged and worn pavements, patching with new gravel base and pavement, pothole repairs, crack sealing, gravel shoulder dressing, surface chip and fog sealing, and paint striping.

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Press Release - Snow Schedule

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release - Monday, February 6, 2017 - Garbage Pick Up and Residential Recycling Canceled. Due to adverse weather conditions there will be no Garbage or Recycling pickup today, Monday, February 6, 2017.  We are asking all of our residential customers that are normally picked-up on Monday, to hold their garbage until Monday, February 13th.

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Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Laurie Gere, Office of the Mayor - January 30, 2017, Anacortes, WA – On January 24, 2017, the City of Anacortes sent a letter to Bureau of Indians Affairs in response to Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s application to the Bureau regarding Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Fee to Trust Application for Parcel No. P19843:

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2017 City of Anacortes Legislative Priorities On January 17, 2017  the City Council adopted the City’s 2017 legislative priorities

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Press Release Historic Preservation Board Vacancy

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Historic Preservation Board Vacancy - January 4, 2017, Anacortes WA – The City of Anacortes is seeking interested residents to fill a vacancy on the Anacortes Historic Preservation Board. The term of this position will run through December 31, 2019.

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Housing Authority Board Opening

PRESS RELEASE - ANACORTES HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OPENING FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 4, 2016, Anacortes WA - The City of Anacortes is seeking interested residents to fill a vacancy on the Anacortes Housing Authority Board, (AHAB). The term of this position will run through December 31, 2021.

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2017 Solid Waste Schedule
New Year’s Day observed:  There will be no garbage service on Monday, January 2nd, 2017. We will collect Monday and Tuesday customers on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.
Please have your garbage totes out for pick up by 7:00 a.m.
Extra garbage must be placed in city pre-paid bags.
Waste Management will follow our schedule for recycling and yard waste pickup.
D Avenue and 32nd Street Overlay Project - Expect Delays August 29, 2016-Due to the identified change in the weather later this week, Lakeside Industries will be paving 32nd Street between D Avenue and M Avenue. D Avenue will be weather pending and will most likely happen the week of September 6. Portable Message Boards are updated daily to reflect the change in project schedule. Expect Delays and Use Alternate Routes. Thank you for your patience.

 

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BURN RESTRICTONS LIFTED -  Effective September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016 – Effective Immediately. Due to increased fuel moistures in Western Washington, the Skagit County Fire Marshal has rescinded the total burn ban and implemented a modified burn ban to allow recreational fires.

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Press Release - 4:40 PM UPDATE LITTLE CRANBERRY LAKE FIRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 2:30 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Update on the Anacortes Forestlands fire at Little Cranberry Lake - Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fire crews have demobilized from Little Cranberry Lake. A DNR Engine Crew will visit the fire daily at this time. Parks and Recreation staff have reopened the parking lot and trails outside the fire zone. Trails 102, 122, and a section of trail 103 will remain closed indefinitely. 

Contact regarding this Press Release should be directed to, Gary Robinson, Director of Parks and Recreation, 360-293-1918, gary@cityofanacortes.org
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2017 Lodging Tax Fund Applications

The 2017 Lodging Tax Fund applications to promote tourism in Anacortes are now available on line!  The deadline to submit your application is Monday, October 10, 2016.  Find the application and information regarding funding at:  http://www.cityofanacortes.org/LodgeTax.php

Volunteers Needed September 27-29 2016 Bike & Pedestrian Counts This is an annual bike/ped count and there are several count locations in Anacortes.  Volunteers are needed for two hour
shifts.  It is important to us as it gives real data over time and helps
us in our constant search for funding for bicycle and pedestrian safety and mobility project in Anacortes. Click here for additional information
Anacortes Wants To Be Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community - Complete Survey Below

Anacortes has applied to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community.  This round we are trying a new local review process. Your community can distribute this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AnacortesBFC to the public so that members of the public can give feedback without signing up to be local reviewers. The survey will close on September 15th at Midnight Pacific Time.

Press Release - Open Streets Event

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Open Streets Event - August 24, 2016, Anacortes, WA - The 3rd Annual Anacortes Open Streets will be happening on August 28, from 11am to 3pm in Downtown Anacortes. This day, downtown is cleared of cars and opened to bicyclists, walkers, strollers, and skaters…non-motorized movers of all types. This year’s event promises to be bigger, more inclusive, and more entertaining than ever.

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August 24-Paving Project on 17th and 20th Strees

Lakeside Industries will be paving the waterline trenches tomorrow, August 24th on 20th Street from “J” to “L” Avenue and on 17th Street from “J” to “K Avenue.

5th Street from Commercial to R Avenue Closed for Paving August 22 and 23, 2016

Lakeside Industries will be paving 5th Street from Commercial to R Avenue starting August, 22nd. The work is expected to be finished by August 23 early evening.  The road will be closed to allow for this work.

M Avenue will be Closed between 19th and 20th August 22-26, 2016

August 22, 2016 - Welch Brothers Construction, Inc. will be doing emergency sewer repair work on M Avenue between 19th and 20th Street. The work is expected to take most of this week if not all of it and possibly into next week. M Avenue will be closed between 19th & 20th Street to allow for the work.

PSA - Press Release Voluntary Water Conservation

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT  - PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Voluntary Water Conservation
August 18, 2016, Anacortes, WA - Due to seasonal low water flow conditions in the Skagit River, the City of Anacortes and Skagit Public Utility District water customers are being asked to reduce their water usage by 10 percent voluntarily.

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Anacortes Police Department is hosting Blood Drive Friday, August 26

Blood Drive @ Anacortes Police Department on Friday, August 26th from 11:00AM-5:00PM - The Anacortes Police Department is hosting a blood drive on Friday, August 26 from 11AM-5PM (closed from 1-2PM). 

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2016 PAVEMENT SURVEY AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

Click here to view the 2016 Pavement Survey and Management Plan that  shows the latest pavement condition survey for every road in the city.  It also discusses pavement management strategies and funding options.  The city uses this document as a basis for our annual pavement maintenance planning and budgeting.

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Press Release - City Award Innovation Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - City Award Innovation Award for Engineering and Design of Guemes Channel Trail. 
June 14, 2016, Anacortes, WA - Walkable Washington Symposium awarded the City of Anacortes the first prize Innovation Award in recognition of the engineering and design work on the Guemes Channel Trail.

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2015 Annual Water Quality Report

The 2015 Annual Water Quality Report is posted online at www.cityofanacortes.org/reports.php. This report contains important information about your drinking water.

Anacortes Animal Control's Pet Supply Drive June 18-27

Drop off donations at the Anacortes Police Department or on June 18th at our booth at the "Bark in the Park" event held at Storvik Park in Anacortes June 18-27. Questions? Contact Officer Zabrina Nybo (360) 293-4684.

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Press Release - 2016 Waterline Replacement Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: 2016 Waterline Replacement Project - May 26, 2016 - Anacortes, WA - The City of Anacortes Public Works Department is moving forward with the 2016 Waterline Replacement Project. The project will include replacing water mains on 4th & 5th Streets from Commercial to “R” Avenue, 20th Street from “J” to “L” Avenue and 17th Street from “J” to “K” Avenue. Approximately 3000 LF of water main will be replaced during this project.

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Press Release - Anacortes Library June Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2016 - Anacortes, WA - June 2016 Programs for Adults, Anacortes

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Library Community Survey

Thank you for helping the library spread the word about our community survey, which is a vital part of our strategic planning process. We want to hear from as many and as diverse a group of respondents as we can. This includes citizens of Anacortes, both library users as well as non-users, and people that may work or shop in Anacortes but reside on South Fidalgo Island or in other parts of Skagit County.

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A-Town is Our Town A Town is Our Town The Spring/Summer edition of "A-town Is Our Town" is available online; to view click here.  The publication includes Anacortes Briefings, the Parks and Recreation Quarterly Menu, and Community Programs
Press Release - Anacortes Housing Authority Board Vacancies

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anacortes Housing Authority - April 28, 2016, Anacortes WA - The City of Anacortes is immediately seeking interested residents to fill the remainder of two terms on the Anacortes Housing Authority Board, (AHAB) that will expire December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2019. 

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Press Release - Upcoming Protest May 13-15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Anacortes Police Department April 26, 2016 Anacortes, WA – Public safety officials in Anacortes are preparing for a large-scale demonstration in Anacortes and the March’s Point area from May 13 through the 15th.

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Press Release - Water Main Break Causes Water Discoloration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Anacortes Public Works Department April 26, 2016 Anacortes, WA – This morning, there was a water main break at the intersection of 14th Street and M Avenue. Due to the main break, we have noticed a wide spread area of customers who are experiencing a brown discoloration in their drinking water. It is our suggestion that citizens flush their water lines by running cold water through a fixture such as a shower or bathtub until their water is clear prior to consuming. 

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Community Task Force Special Meeting:  Compass Health Eric Jacobs Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team Presentation

The Anacortes Community Task Force seeks to:
1)     Increase support for Children and Families to Promote Healthy Choices
2)     Build Awareness about drugs and alcohol
3)     Develop Safe Places for Kids/Teens/Families

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Delays - Commercial Avenue from 4th -9th

Starting early Monday, April 25th we will be begin the prep work and paving around the new manholes on Commercial Ave and at each half block from 4th to 9th Street. This is work is expected to be completed by the end of the day Tuesday, April 26th.

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Skagit County to send out Presidential Primary ballots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -April 13, 2016  Contact: Jeanne Youngquist, Skagit County Auditor 360-416-1702

Skagit County to send out Presidential Primary ballot - County Auditor Youngquist’s office is sending out ballots May 3 to approximately 70,300 registered voters for Washington’s 2016 Presidential Primary. To assure military and overseas ballots can be returned in time to count, these ballots were sent in early April.

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Anacortes Citizens Academy 2016 Trailer For the month of March, the Anacortes Police Department held a Citizens Academy class. The classes included the history of APD, Police Ethics, Animal Control, Investigations, Criminal Justice System and the Courts. Video link below is a trailer to a documentary that is being made about the Citizens Academy.

https://youtu.be/3MsGO_yShiU

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Press Release - City of Anacortes Receives Aa3 Bond Rating

The Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed its Aa3 rating for the City of Anacortes.  Mayor Laurie Gere explained the importance of maintaining the City’s bond rating, stating “It is a clear vote of confidence in all of the hard work we’ve done to properly manage the City’s finances.  I am very pleased that our continued strong financial policies and practices were a key factor that helped to maintain Anacortes’ favorable rating.”

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WSDOT unveils final two choices for Sharpes Corner improvements on Thursday

WSDOT unveils final two choices for Sharpes Corner improvements on Thursday, March 17. Anacortes and Oak Harbor drivers, come celebrate St.  Patrick’s Day with us!  Staff narrowed their options to two alternatives based on previous comments:
1. Create a roundabout
2. Add a second left turn lane and improve signals at the intersection.

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2016 Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project

March 9, 2016 - Anacortes, WA - By the end of today (3/9) the contractor will have the new sanitary sewer manholes installed at each half block on either side of Commercial Avenue from 3rd to 9th Street.

 

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Mayor Gere Presenting State of the City Address

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Gere presenting State of the City address
February 29, 2016, Anacortes, WA - Mayor Laurie Gere will present her annual State of the City address on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Anacortes City Council Chambers, 904 6th Street.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

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South Commercial Ave Corridor Plan For information contact Matt Reynolds at mattr@cityofanacortes.org
Go to the Engineering Page (Under Your Government) of this website to find the report.
Traffic Revisions at 6th & 8th Streets along Commercial Avenue

February 2, 2016  Anacortes, WA - On Friday, February 5, the Anacortes Public Works Department is going to switch the signals on Commercial Avenue at 6th and 8th Streets over to blinking red, four-way stop intersections.  The City will also install stop signs at these intersections. 

 

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Coffee with Laurie - Anacortes Senior Activity Center

The mayor holds informal coffee hours to meet with citizens and listen to their concerns at various locations.  "Coffee with Laurie" is at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center on the following dates:
     Wednesday, March 30, at 1:30 PM
     Wednesday, April 27, at 1:30 PM
     Wednesday, May 25, at 1:30 PM
Call 360.299.1950 or email laurieg@cityofanacortes.org if you have any questions.

Planning Commission Canceled The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for February 10, 2016 is canceled.  The Planning Commission will hold a public workshop on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 4pm in the Council Chambers
Press Release -Anacortes Planning Commission

January 15, 2016, Anacortes WA - The City of Anacortes is looking for a resident who is interested to fill the remainder of a term on the Anacortes Planning Commission that will expire December 31, 2019.

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A Town is Our Town The winter edition of "A-town Is Our Town" is available online; to view click here.  The publication includes Anacortes Briefings, the Parks and Recreation Quarterly Menu, and Community Programs.

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Citizen Police Academy The Anacortes Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2016 Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is a five week, eleven session program open to adult members of our community who are interested in learning about the Anacortes Police Department and police work in general.

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Open House - South Commercial Corridor Plan Open House on January 12 to talk about a proposed safety project on South Commercial Avenue between 34th Street and 12th Street.

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Press Release - Anacortes Hires City Attorney

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anacortes Hires City Attorney December 22, 2015 Anacortes, WA – On December 21, 2015, the Anacortes City Council confirmed Mayor Gere’s appointment of Ms. Darcy James Swetnam as the City Attorney.  Ms. Swetnam began working at the City in May 2015 as the Assistant City Attorney and will begin her assignment as the City Attorney on January 1, 2016.

Semi Annual Pet Supply Drive The Anacortes Animal Control's Semi Annual Pet Supply Drive is December 14-18, 2015.

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Road Work - Expect Delays Whistle Lake Road

December 7, 2015 -The City of Anacortes is working to repair the wall at the cemetery starting this week and have temporarily closed Whistle Lake Road from “V” Ave to Mitchell Drive during construction.

 

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U District Sanitary Sewer Line Rehabilitation Project

November 20, 2015, Anacortes WA - As part of the City’s 2015 inflow and infiltration reduction program, the City is moving forward with the 2015 “U” District Sanitary Sewer Line Rehabilitation Project.  

The contractor, Columbia Pumping & Construction, Inc. will be onsite November 23, and has a project completion date of December 31,, 2015.

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2016 City of Anacortes Dog Licenses Now Available

2016 City of Anacortes dog licenses are now available at the Finance Department, City Hall Municipal Building, or by mail.

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Press Release - Traffic Safety Committee Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 8, 2015 Anacortes, WA - The City of Anacortes Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9 am in the City Council Chambers at 904 6th Street.

 

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Mayor Gere's 2016 Budget Message

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City Council Meetings Now Begin At 6pm

The Anacortes City Council took action at the regular meeting on September 8, to change the start time of all forthcoming regular Council meetings and study sessions from 7 pm to 6 pm.

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Website Photos If you would like to submit a photo of the area, we will possibly put it on the rotating front page.  Send them to coa.webmaster@cityofanacortes.org
2014 Annual Water Quality Report

"The 2014 Annual Water Quality Report" is now available for review.

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Auto Magic Program

This yearly competition is open to all nonprofits with the incentive to encourage forms of transportation other than a SOV (single occupancy vehicle).

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New Solid Waste Holiday Schedule has begun.

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2016 Art Dash Results Find the results here.