Edmonds City Council to revisit code of ethics Tuesday night

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Updated at 12:30 p.m. Monday to reflect addition of 6 p.m. executive session to agenda.

Discussion and potential action regarding draft code of ethics is back before the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night.

Also on the agenda:

– A public hearing on an interim ordinance that would prevent property developers from submitting more than one development application for the same property. This is a followup to the emergency ordinance on the same topic that was approved by the council March 18.

– Presentation of resolution and plaque to council student representative Noushyar P. Eslami.

– Music4Life Month Proclamation.

– Oath of Office Ceremony for Police Corporal Mark Froland

– Loan of artwork from City Public Art Collection to Cascadia Art Museum

– March 2015 Quarterly Financial Report

– Public Defender Services update and contract amendment

– Discussion and potential action on Boards and Commissions.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with an executive session on a real estate matter, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I am pretty sure it is too late for the City Council to have a Public Hearing related to the Emergency Ordinance. The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 3992 as an emergency interim zoning ordinance on March 17, 2015. RCW 36.70A.390 requires the City Council to hold a public hearing on the interim ordinance within sixty days of adoption. I think that means that the Public Hearing had to take place no later than May 16, 2015.

    Maybe this will give them more time tonight to work on the proposed Code of Ethics.

  2. Ken, since a public hearing is required does this mean if they act on this emergency ordinance without it, they are in violation of RCW36.70A.390 then the emergency ordinance is null and void.

  3. Don, I believe that the failure to hold the public hearing within 60 days of adoption likely invalidates Ordinance No. 3992. Hopefully, the City will issue an announcement promptly so that citizens don’t have to sit here and wonder what is going on.

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