Two-day retreat for Edmonds City Council this Thursday, Friday

Instead of a Tuesday night meeting, the Edmonds City Council and Mayor Dave Earling will have a two-day retreat Thursday and Friday that is open to the public. The retreat will be at City Hall in the Brackett Room, 121 5th Ave. N., and the agenda is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 2
10 a.m. – Call to order
Introduction/brief preview of retreat agenda
10:15 a.m. – Audience comments
10:30 a.m. – Executive sessions and the consequences of minutes/notes.
11:15 a.m. – Break
11:30 a.m. – Working lunch
Budgeting by Priorities presentation.
1 p.m. – Break
1:15 p.m. – Department updates and priorities for 2012
1. Finance
2. Public Works
3. Police
4. Economic Development:
– Updates on Westgate/Five Corners Special District Studies
– Highway 99 Transit Oriented Development
– CTAC Update
5. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Update and 2012 Priorities
6. Human Resources Update
2:45 p.m. – Break
3 p.m. – Code Rewrites
– Building Codes
– Discrepancies in City Codes – How do we correct these?
4 p.m. – Port of Edmonds – Update on Harbor Square Master Planning Process.
5 p.m. – Adjourn

Friday, Feb. 3
9:30 a.m – Call to order
– Audience Comments
10 a.m. – Presentation on roles and responsibilities in a Mayor/Council form of government.
Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Committees: Roles and Responsibilities
– Expectations
– Mission Statements
– Clarify the Public Safety/Human Resources Committee
– Community Outreach, Tree Board
– Ethics
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:45 p.m. – Edmonds Center for the Arts/Public Facilities District and the role of the City.
3:15 p.m. – Economic Development Commission
4:30 p.m. – Introduction to Support 7 Citizen Volunteer Emergency Response.
5:15 p.m. – Adjourn


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