Name of Observer: Jane Ficalora
Observed Meeting: Langley City Council
Date of Meeting: 12/19/2022
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, Chief of Police: Tavier Wasser, Interim Clerk: Darlene
There were in person comments made by the public and also members of the public on zoom – public members attending by zoom are not shown unless they are making a comment.
Summarize the main issues discussed at the meeting:
- New staff member, Finance Director to be Wanda Grone, was introduced and welcomed
- Council member read proclamation supporting rights of Southern Resident Orcas
- Changes to template for council meetings were passed
- Contract with Police Guild was passed
- 1st reading Ordinance for 2023 Budget was passed
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. Items were discussed and motions were voted on in an orderly manner.
Consider the following questions and respond if relevant.
FEATURE EVALUATED COMMENTS
Was the agenda made available prior to and at the meeting? Yes -
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 – the council packet linked above includes background material.
Did any member recuse themselves during the meeting? For what reason? No
List any other concerns or observations: During this meeting budget discussions took up a large
amount of time. There was a lot of discussion on items that needed the input of the newly hired
finance director for guidance.
Observer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date submitted: 12/21/22