Public comment is taken during the meeting at the indicated portion of the agenda, but advance signup is required. After completing the signup form, you will receive email instructions to log onto and/or call into Zoom.
Once connected to the meeting you will be auto-muted but will be able to view and hear the meeting. At the start of the public comment period, the Mayor will call speakers by name and you will be unmuted. You will have two minutes to speak.
You may address the City Council regarding items related to City business, including items on the Agenda. This is a LIMITED PUBLIC FORUM.
So that the City Council can maintain impartiality and the appearance of fairness and comply with Washington State law, speakers will not be permitted to make public comments before the Council in the following areas:
• Agenda items for which the City Council either held a Public Hearing in the last 45 days, or will hold a Public Hearing within 45 days, or
• Where the public testimony may implicate a matter on which the City Council will be required to act in a quasi-judicial capacity, or
• Where the speaker promotes or opposes a candidate for public office or a ballot measure, or
• Where the speaker makes a personal attack on someone’s honesty, integrity, reputation or attributes protected under Washington State’s Law Against Discrimination.
So the Council may hear from as many people as possible, individual comments are limited to two (2) minutes or less, and the Council will refrain from commenting until all public comment has been taken.
UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS IN THE NEXT 45 DAYS - BEGINNING May 4, 2021
5/04 Ordinance Declaring a Continuing State of a Public Health Emergency Related to Homelessness and COVID-19
PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD IN THE PAST 45 DAYS - BEGINNING May 4, 2021
3/23 West Bay Development Agreement
For questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-753-8224.