Shoreline City Council Special Meeting Monday, July 19

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Shoreline City Council will meet Monday evening, 6:30 pm, July 19, in the council chamber at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

Council meetings alternate formal meetings with work/study sessions and this meeting is a "Special" aka work/study meeting.

The standard agenda has the formal opening, city manager Bob Olander's report, and brief remarks from council members. The approval of the agenda has been contentious in past councils, but seems peaceful with this council.

The Consent Agenda is a grouping of items which are either routine or have already been discussed extensively and agreed upon. Hence, this consent agenda includes formal approval for a motion to file a petition to Snohomish county about the terms they set for development of Point Wells.

The study items scheduled for this meeting (the links will allow you to download the staff reports):

a. Property Tax Ballot Measure: a discussion of whether to ask the citizens to raise their property taxes to maintain city services.

You may want to download the entire city council packet for July 19, 2010 so you can see the same documents the council members have.

The meetings are on the web through the city website. The meetings are broadcast on Comcast Cable Services Channel 21 and Verizon Cable Services Channel 37 on Tuesdays at 12 noon and 8 pm, and Wednesday through Sunday at 6 am, 12 noon and 8 pm.

Rules for public comment
Members of the public are provided an opportunity to address the City Council about agenda items for three minutes or less, depending on the number of people wishing to speak, after the staff report and before Council review. The total public comment period on each agenda item will be no more than 20 minutes, and comments shall be limited in scope to the specific agenda item. If more than 10 people are signed up to speak on an item each speaker will be allocated 2 minutes. When representing the official position of a State registered non-profit organization or agency or a City-recognized organization, a speaker will be given 5 minutes and it will be recorded as the official position of that organization. Each organization shall have only one, five-minute presentation. Individuals will be required to sign up prior to the start of the agenda item on which they wish to speak and will be called upon to speak generally in the order in which they have signed. If time is available, the Presiding Officer may call for additional unsigned speakers.


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