Edmonds City Council Jan. 19 to consider extension of acting police chief, review code of conduct

Extension of acting directorship authority for Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless and a review of the draft Council Code of Conduct are among the items on what appears to be a short Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The council will also interview Richard Chung for appointment to the Edmonds Arts Commission.

The meeting will be held virtually starting at 7 p.m. using the Zoom meeting platform. To join, comment, view or listen to the Edmonds City Council Meeting in its entirety, paste the following into a web browser using a computer or smart phone: https://zoom.us/j/95798484261. Or join by phone: US: +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 957 9848 4261

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3 Replies to “Edmonds City Council Jan. 19 to consider extension of acting police chief, review code of conduct”

  1. Did the mayor and certain council members really have the gall to ask Lawless to keep being the interim acting chief?!!


  2. Really, ok, extending acting directorship of acting Police Chief Jim Lawless. Then Mr. Lawless should be receiving full Chief pay retroactive to the day he was appointed. If he has not, please take some of that expensive taxpayer money earmarked for the search firm being utilized to find his replacement and pay the man for keeping the public safe. He will have had to endure this treatment at least a year and a
    half by the time you act, and if you can even attract a more qualified candidate to this city
    than Lawless. Perhaps one of the good council members can get this on the agenda. If he is already receiving full Chief pay I stand corrected.


  3. Following Seattle’s lead at anything is a bad idea. We know this from decades of mismanagement of a once great city. Best, now Lawless. Public trust in local government is eroding as fast as qualifications are becoming irrelevant.


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