Observer Corps Report Form
Name of Observer: Jane Ficalora
Observed Meeting: Langley City Council
Date of Meeting: 11/7/2022
Members present: Harolynne Bobis, Rhonda Salerno, Thomas Gill, Craig Cyr, Gail Fleming
Members absent: None
Others present (staff, media, public): Mayor: Scott Chaplin Planning Director: Meredith Penny Director of Public Works Randi Perry
There were a couple of Planning Board volunteers attending to present updates and a local business owner was there in person. The mayor said there were 14 members of the public attending virtually. The only cameras the public were allowed to see were the members and staff present until the zoom administrator allowed a video of a volunteer or public member commenting.
Summarize the main issues discussed at the meeting:
Do you recommend local League action or study on any of these issues? No
Was the meeting conducted in an open, business-like, and civil manner? Yes – All in attendance were polite and the motions were discussed and motioned and voted on orderly. Consider the following questions and respond if relevant.
Was the agenda made available prior to and at the meeting?
Yes - https://cms4files1.revize.com/langleywashington/2022%2011%2007%20Council%20Packet.pdf
Did members adhere to the provided agenda? Were any non-agenda items discussed?
Yes – at the beginning a few items were moved to the next meeting – then the agenda was followed.
Was there adequate discussion of issues?
Were any “Executive Sessions” called?
Yes – 25 mins were taking to discuss the new hire of a Finance Director
Was there adequate opportunity for public input?
Was background material available to the public?
Yes – the council packet linked above is very thorough
Did any member recuse themselves during the meeting? For what reason?
List any other concerns or observations:
Well run meeting. On the whole members helped keep each other on topic. There was some duplication and at time misunderstandings of the proceedings that had to be clarified a couple of times until all members understood. Then again, making sure all members are informed is part of a good meeting as well.
Date submitted: 11/8/22