Notes from Shoreline City Council meeting July 15, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Shoreline City Council Meeting
July 15, 2019
Notes by Pam Cross

Mayor Hall called the meeting to order at 7:00pm
All councilmembers were present.

Report of the City Manager Debbie Tarry

Lunchtime Concerts are available each Tuesday at 12:00pm through August 13th. Go to for the summer schedule.

July 16th and every Tuesday in July from 5:30 to 8:00pm there is free Karaoke in the Park at Cromwell Park.

July 17th Swingin’ Summer Eve from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Cromwell Park. Bring a blanket to sit on while you enjoy music, games, and dancing. Be sure to visit the used book sale benefitting Shoreline neighborhoods.

July 20th is another opportunity to join neighbors and other community volunteers for a Park Work Party.

July 22nd 160th and Greenwood/Innis Arden Intersection Open House at Shoreline Community College dining room from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Learn about the roundabout and signalized concepts the City and SCC are working on.

Public Reminders

The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday July 18th in the Council Chamber.

Council Reports

Councilmember Roberts and Deputy Mayor McConnell attended the National League of Cities Leadership Conference. The Race Equity meeting went into detail of what cities nationally can do to understand the historical influence of Race. One of the topics was how the federal housing policy led to some of the segregation we still see today. Roberts also attended the Energy, Environment, Natural Resource committee where they passed on several resolutions to the full National League of Cities Annual Conference. Most were just updates to previously passed resolutions.

Roberts participated by phone in the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board Meeting where they formally authorized $2M for the 145th St Bridge.

Mayor Hall and Councilmember McGlashan went to the Association of Washington Cities Meeting.This was the Mayor’s last meeting as a board member there.

Deputy Mayor McConnell stated she is still on the Board of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) for the National League of Cities. She nominated Bellevue Councilmember Janice Zahn, who accepted the nomination for a position.

Councilmember McGlashan talked about Lime Scooters. The Conference was held in Spokane where there are many Lime Scooters and they are very well used. There is a helmet law but they do not enforce it. It will be an interesting conversation when we talk about bringing scooters shares to Shoreline.

Public Comment

Deirdre Miller, Temporary Regional Manager for the Shoreline/Richmond Beach library, said this is the 15th year for the Shoreline/LFP Reads Program. This year’s book is Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison. This is a way to engage the community by having everyone reading and discussing the same book. There will be an appearance by the author on July 29th 7:00pm at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park.

She also told about the free summer meals at the library. They are getting more than 50 children every day (Monday - Friday).

Mike Dee, Lake Forest Park, appreciates that Council is considering using the Portland Loo at Echo Lake Park.

He thinks the location for the CAC is good because he’s heard it’s good to locate a pool near an ice rink. He mentioned that since LFP is part of the Shoreline SD, that the contribution of funds by the SD represents a contribution by LFP.

The agenda was approved unanimously.

The Consent Calendar was adopted, without discussion, unanimously.

There are no Action or Discussion items at this public meeting.

Council retired from Council Chamber for an Executive Session re Litigation –(i) To discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, or to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the agency.

The Executive Session was expected to last 40 minutes

Meeting adjourned at 8:14pm.


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