Name of Observer: Jane Ficalora
Observed Meeting: Langley City Council
Date of Meeting: 4/10/2023
Members present: Harolynne Bobis, Rhonda Salerno, Thomas Gill, Craig Cyr, Gail Fleming
Members absent: none
Others present (staff, media, public): Mayor: Scott Chaplin, Interim Clerk: Darlene Baldwin, Planning Director: Meredith Penny, Chief of Police: Tavier Wasser, and members of Climate Crisis Action Commission
There were also members of public on zoom - they are not shown unless they make a comment.
Summarize the main issues discussed at the meeting:
Speakers for Climate Crisis Action Commission presented power point slides on current and future work that city is doing to be good stewards of the environment. There was mention of available federal funding for green projects and that the creation of a climate action plan would be needed to be eligible for this funding. Also, an invitation was extended to an upcoming seminar to be held 6/10 on Whidbey's Water Future.
Community Planning Director Penny proposed two interim zoning amendments. One amendment regarding regulations for automobile detailing land use and the second regarding performance standards multi-family. Both amendments were passed.
Council member Salerno opened follow up discussion on Holiday Recognition. Council member Cyr suggested the following of recommendations outlined by Dismantling Systemic Racisim Commission.
Council member Bobis referenced Kirkland's city council ethic rules as a model for Langley to look for updating current code. Council member Gill suggested he and Bobis review the ethics code together to see what needs to be addressed.
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 voted on in an orderly manner.
Consider the following questions and respond if relevant.
Was the agenda made available prior to and at the meeting?
Did members adhere to the provided agenda? Yes
Were any non-agenda items discussed? No
Was there adequate discussion of issues? Yes
Were any “Executive Sessions” called? No
Was there adequate opportunity for public input? Yes
Was background material available to the public? Yes – see council packet linked above.
Did any member recuse themselves during the meeting? No
List any other concerns or observations:
Observer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date submitted: 4/12/23