City Council

2020 City Council Members


KJ2019photograph       CMLukeD        Adrienne Fraley Monillas       D_buckshnis_councilBanner        CM Vivian Olson Web        CM Susan Paine Web       CM Laura Johnson Web

Kristiana
Johnson
Position #1

     

Luke
Distelhorst
Position #2

     

Adrienne
Fraley-Monillas
Position #3

     

Diane
Buckshnis

Position #4

     

Vivian
Olson

Position #5

     

Susan
Paine

Position #6

     

Laura
Johnson

Position #7

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EDMONDS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE HELD EVERY TUESDAY EVENING AT 7 PM, EXCEPT FOR THE FIFTH TUESDAY OF A MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTICED. DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD VIRTUALLY.

To provide Public Comment at an Edmonds City Council Meeting, at the beginning of the meeting click on the link below or call one of the listed toll free numbers. You will be connected to the meeting waiting room. When it is your turn to speak you will be admitted to the meeting for your 3-minute public comment. When admitted, please state your name and city of residence before providing your comments. PLEASE NOTE: the meeting cannot be viewed at the Public Comment link.

 https://zoom.us/s/4257752525 or call toll free: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 | Meeting ID: 425 775 2525

To VIEW the Edmonds City Council Meeting:

Click on the following link ~ http://edmondswa.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx

View on one of the following cable channels: Comcast channel 21 | Ziply channel 39

Listen on your telephone by calling 712-775-7270 ~ access code 583224

The Council will continue to take written comments up to 450 words, roughly equivalent to three spoken minutes at publiccomment@edmondswa.gov

 

City Council Meetings under Gubernatorial Proclamation 20-28
On March 24, 2020, the Governor issued Proclamation 20-28 (Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act) to, among other things, temporarily prohibit in-person public attendance at meetings subject to the OPMA. To ensure that the public has the necessary means to continue their critical oversight role of Edmonds City Council meetings, the City will continue to live-stream its Council meetings. These additional measures will be in place during the period in which in-person attendance is not allowed under the Governor’s order.


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2020

To: Media

Contact:  Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Council President

                  Adrienne.monillas@edmondswa.gov

City Council Announces Plan to Resume Live Public Comment at Council Meetings via Zoom

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Jay Inslee’s stay at home order in March, Edmonds City Council meetings moved online using Zoom to keep the public and council safe. After weeks of virtual meetings without live public input, the council is reintroducing live public comment to the weekly meeting agenda beginning June 16th to ensure that more voices are heard.

“Public participation is important to our democratic process, but due to current meeting restrictions and concern over the well-being of the community, it is still not feasible to have these meetings in council chambers with people speaking at the podium,” said Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas. “We are providing a safe alternative by inviting live participation through Zoom.”

Instructions for participating in Zoom public comment using a computer or a telephone will be provided on the council webpage and council agenda.

http://www.edmondswa.gov/city-council.html

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The Edmonds City Council (all Council positions are at large positions) meet every Tuesday of every month, except for the fifth Tuesday of a month, at 7:00 p.m. Council committees may convene, as necessary, following adjournment of the Council's regular meeting on the second Tuesday of the month.  Council meetings are located in the Public Safety Complex located at 250 5th Avenue North, Edmonds.   Audience participation is welcomed during the "Audience Comments" portion of the meeting.  Audience comments are limited to  three minutes per person.  Comments regarding any public hearing or "closed-record review" scheduled on the agenda are not taken during the Audience Comments portion of the meeting.

 

Public Hearings will be scheduled as necessary.  The public may sign up to speak during the "public hearing portion" of the Council meeting.

Special Council Meetings:  A Special City Council Meeting is a meeting that begins at a different time than 7:00 p.m. or on a different day (other than the regular Tuesday meetings.)  A "Special Meeting Notice" is issued for those meetings.

The full Council Meeting begins with a Call to Order and the Flag Salute.  Next on the agenda is the approval of the Agenda followed by approval of the Consent Agenda.  Following approval of the Agenda and the Consent Agenda, the Council begins to discuss the numbered items on the agenda. Audience Comments are included in these numbered items. During this portion of the Council Meeting, the Council can discuss an item, take action, or place on a future agenda. 

Full Council meetings are broadcast live on Tuesday evenings and rebroadcast daily on Comcast channel 21 and Frontier channel 39. Time: Noon and 7 p.m.

Please report any technical difficulties with either channel by calling: 425.771.0248. Thank you.

Executive sessions:
Executive sessions are scheduled as necessary and address confidential matters such as the purchase of land, personnel matters, and advice from legal counsel. They are not open to the public and are not televised.

Public access: Parking and meeting rooms are accessible for persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the City Clerk at 425.771.0245 as soon as possible or at least 24 hours prior to the meeting

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