Seattle tells consumers they can “opt out” of having telephone books delivered to their home or business. San Francisco requires those wanting phone books to “opt in.” The Edmonds City Council will look at both options Tuesday night when they address the issue of what to do with those often-unwanted books that end up in recycling bins or garbage cans.
Newly-elected Councilmember Frank Yamamoto asked Edmonds’ City Attorney to research the pros and cons of both approaches, and those findings will be presented as part of the council discussion. (No action will be taken on the issue Tuesday.)
The Council is also scheduled to:
– Consider an ordinance (with three changes recommended by the Council’s Finance Committee) to allow the mayor to assign extra duties to managers and directors and compensate them with “special duty pay.”
– Adopt an ordinance permitting new charges for sewer, water and storm utility connections.
– Pass resolutions supporting the City’s efforts to obtain grants through the State’s Recreation Conservation Office for improvements to City Park and the Sunset Overlook.
– Hear a presentation by Finance Director Shawn Hunstock on implications of the 1 percent property tax limit on the City of Edmonds.
– Confirm the mayor’s appointment of Joseph Fletcher III and Kody McConnell to the Edmonds Sister City Commission.
Prior to the 7 p.m. regular meeting, the council is scheduled to hold an executive session from 6-6:30 p.m. regarding potential litigation, followed by a meeting with the Sister City Candidates. According to the agenda, it’s possible that the council will take action Tuesday night as a result of that executive session discussion.
The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N. You can see the complete agenda here.