A resolution that spells out the rules for Edmonds City Councilmembers to participate in meetings via speaker phone “or other technology” will be considered during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The question of whether speakerphone participation is allowed was raised during the Aug. 25 council meeting, when Councilmember Diane Buckshnis called in, but a majority of councilmembers voted to prevent her from participating.
Prior to the regular meeting, the council will meet in executive session to discuss collective bargaining. The executive session is closed to the public and is scheduled to last approximately 30 minutes.
The agenda for the regular business meeting, which starts at 7 p.m., includes both an action section and a study section, although no specific items are listed under the study portion of the meeting. Also on the agenda as an action item is a closed record review of the Edmonds Planning Board’s recommendation to approve an application to rezone a portion of a 9.1-acre property at the northwest corner of 220th Street Southwest and Highway 99. The property was originally zoned to accommodate the TOP Food development, which is soon to become a WinCo, but included a contract rezone that limited further development of the site’s western portion. Under the rezone proposal, a portion of the existing parking lot would be redeveloped into a new retail pad building with associated parking, utility and drainage improvements.
The meeting will be in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete meeting agenda here.