Council committee meetings get an earlier start Feb. 14

It will be a long day of committee meetings for the Edmonds City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 14, with an hour-earlier start — at 3:30 p.m.

The special meeting agenda for the Public Safety-Planning-Human Services-Personnel Committee notes that the city clerk has suggested permanently expanding the meeting time to two hours — running from 3:30-5:30 p.m. — due to a likely increase in anticipated workload/agenda items in 2023. The shift would require a change in city code.

Council committee meetings are work sessions for the council and city staff, who attend virtually. The meetings are accessible via this Zoom meeting link: Or join by dial-up phone: US: +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 957 9848 4261

If members of the public cannot access the virtual committee meetings with their personal devices, a monitor is provided during city council committee meetings at the city council conference room at 121 5th Ave. N, in downtown Edmonds.

Here are the meeting agendas:

Public Safety-Planning-Human Services-Personnel 3:30 p.m.

– Draft Ordinance amending ECC 10.01 Boards and Commissions

– Committee meeting proposed time change

– Diversity Commission name change to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Commission, plus annual presentation.

– Intergovernmental agreement for Edmonds to participate in the Snohomish County Diversion Center

– Crime analyst job description

– Ownership transfer for K9 Hobbs

– Salary table approval request for grant-funded position

– Recreation staff job descriptions and wage range update

– Parks and recreation staff job descriptions

– Take home policy for city-owned vehicles

Finance Committee 5:30 p.m.

– Development fees update

– Risk management policy

–  2023 carryforward budget amendment

– Preliminary December 2022 monthly financial report

Parks and Public Works Committee 7:30 p.m.

– Summer market and Edmonds SpringFest event contracts

– City of Edmonds and Boys & Girls Club ground lease

– Parks, recreation and human services department Q4 accomplishments

– Public safety solar plant project update

– Interlocal agreements – Arizona State and Snohomish County Purchasing Cooperative agreement

– Acquisition of easements for existing utilities in private alley adjacent to 614/616 5th Ave. S.

– Presentation of distribution easement to Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County at 310 6th Ave. S.

  1. Typically, I thought the City Council meeting, open to the public and in-person, begins at 7:00. Will that part of their meeting start at 7:30?

    1. These are committee meetings, held once a month, and they routinely start at 4:30 p.m. The 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight is one of those committees.

    2. There are three in-person regular meetings a month, the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays. They start at 7pm at the Council Chambers in the Public Safety Building (between 5th and 6th Ave N at Bell Street). Virtual access is also available. Committee meetings are zoom-only on the second Tuesday of the month, 430-930 (330 start on Feb 14th and likely to become the regular start time going forward). The public is invited to view the committee meetings from wherever they access the internet or from the monitor we provide in the Council office at City Hall.

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