Name of Observer: Jane Ficalora
Observed Meeting: Langley City Council
Date of Meeting: 6/20/2023
Members present: Harolynne Bobis, Rhonda Salerno, Thomas Gill, Craig Cyr, Gail Fleming
Members absent: none
Others present (staff, media, public): Mayor: Scott Chaplin, Temporary Clerk: Christian Abraham, Planning Director: Meredith Penny, Director of Public Works: Randi Perry, Main St Assoc Executive Director: Nicole Johnson, and public participants
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:
• Jill Edwards, who is spearheading pride parade on July 8, updated council on details of the event. State Senator Marko Liias is to be Grand Marshall of the parade. There will be music, food and booths after the parade with Senator Liias and others speaking. Facebook site is South Whidbey Pride for more information.
• Mayor Chaplin informed council that boxes needing to be moved for library renovation continue to be sorted and asked for approval of $200/month storage rent at Langley Methodist Church. Request was approved.
• Planning Director Penny shared power point on City of Langley Housing Action Plan and asked for Hearing and passage of Resolution and Ordinances pertaining to HAP and adoption of new definitions for Langley Municipal Code - regarding land use categories and emergency housing among others - to be done at same time. The request was made to meet grant deadline and was approved.
• Planning Director Penny also requested change in fee schedule for commercial solar array permitting because of discrepancy between what county and city charge. The request was approved.
List any issues on the agenda relevant to any LWV state or local positions or programs:
(League positions can be found here.
Economic & Social Justice
Fair & Adequate Revenue
Do you recommend local League action or study on any of these issues? No
If ‘yes’ what action do you recommend?
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? Yes -
Did members adhere to the provided agenda? Members adhered to amended agenda.
Were any non-agenda items discussed? No
Was there adequate discussion of issues? Yes
Were any “Executive Sessions” called? Yes - an executive session was called to discuss potential litigation per RCW (Revised Code of Washington) 42.30.110(1)(i)
Was there adequate opportunity for public input? Yes
Was background material available to the public? Yes - see link above
Did any member recuse themselves during the meeting? No
If yes, for what reason?
List any other concerns or observations:
Observer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date submitted: 6/23/2023