Council Connects

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2020 City Council: (left to right, front) Wendy Weiker, Benson Wong, Lisa Anderl; (left to right, back) Jake Jacobson, Salim Nice, Craig Reynolds, Dave Rosenbaum


The City Council wants your feedback!

Council Connects is an engagement tool to help the community provide feedback to the City Council about upcoming policy issues.

We know that traditional public engagement (attending public meetings or providing written submissions) can often be time consuming and inconvenient, and sometimes daunting.

Council Connects gives you the opportunity to have your say on issues that are important to you, at a time and place of your choice. It is just one piece of a broader city effort to make it easier for you to engage with local government.

How does it work?

Staff will post Council Meeting packets to the Council Connects page on the same day they are distributed to Council, typically the Thursday or Friday before a Council Meeting. Once posted, the meeting-specific comment section will open for community feedback.

Comments received before a Council Meeting will be compiled and given to Council to be read ahead of that meeting.

To keep this page relevant, only the past four meetings will be visible. For past Council Meetings go to www.mercergov.org/councilmeetings.



The City Council wants your feedback!

Council Connects is an engagement tool to help the community provide feedback to the City Council about upcoming policy issues.

We know that traditional public engagement (attending public meetings or providing written submissions) can often be time consuming and inconvenient, and sometimes daunting.

Council Connects gives you the opportunity to have your say on issues that are important to you, at a time and place of your choice. It is just one piece of a broader city effort to make it easier for you to engage with local government.

How does it work?

Staff will post Council Meeting packets to the Council Connects page on the same day they are distributed to Council, typically the Thursday or Friday before a Council Meeting. Once posted, the meeting-specific comment section will open for community feedback.

Comments received before a Council Meeting will be compiled and given to Council to be read ahead of that meeting.

To keep this page relevant, only the past four meetings will be visible. For past Council Meetings go to www.mercergov.org/councilmeetings.


  • December 7, 2021 - City Council Special Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Notice is hereby given that the December 7, 2021, Regular City Council Meeting was rescheduled and will be a Special Meeting that starts at 4 PM. An Executive Session to discuss with legal counsel pending or potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) for approximately 120 minutes will begin at 4 PM. No action will be taken. The Special Meeting will begin at approximately 6:00 PM.

    The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel.

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4:00 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" or "Public Hearing" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be Emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 6:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 6:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 874 9877 8448 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 6:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 6:00 PM): To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1. Click this link
    2. If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.
    3. If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 874 9877 8448; Enter Password 730224
    4. The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.
      Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

    Andrea Larson
    City Clerk

  • November 16, 2021 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel.

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4:00 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" or "Public Hearing" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be Emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 6:30 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 6:30 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 856 9771 7601 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 6:30 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 6:30 PM): To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1. Click this link
    2. If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.
    3. If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 856 9771 7601; Enter Password 730224
    4. The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.
      Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

    Andrea Larson
    City Clerk

  • November 9, 2021 - City Council Special Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    November 3 - The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel.

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 2:00 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be Emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 3:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 3:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 874 3200 4078 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 3:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 3:00 PM): To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1. Click this link
    2. If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.
    3. If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 874 3200 4078; Enter Password 730224
    4. The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.
      Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 1:00 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

  • November 1, 2021 - City Council Special Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    October 29, 2021 - The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel.

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be emailed to City Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5:00 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone (land line), please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 858 2031 7359 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet using the Zoom App at 5:00 PM: To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:
    1) Click this link
    2) If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.
    3) If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 858 2031 7359; Enter Password 730224
    4) The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak. Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

    Notice:

    • City Council Agenda Distribution List, October 27
    • City Council Calendar, October 27
    • Website Public Notice, October 29
  • October 19, 2021 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    October 14, 2021 - The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel.

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be emailed to City Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5:00 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone (land line), please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 847 3124 7693 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet using the Zoom App at 5:00 PM: To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:
    1) Click this link
    2) If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.
    3) If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 847 3124 7693; Enter Password 730224
    4) The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak. Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

  • October 5, 2021 - City Council Special Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be Emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5:30 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 5:30 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 868 8002 9160 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:30 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 5:30 PM): To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1. Click this link
    2. If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.
    3. If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 868 8002 9160; Enter Password 730224
      The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.

    Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

  • September 21, 2021 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    9/21 Agenda

    9/21 HTML Agenda Packet

    The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be Emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5:00 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 879 3960 6958 and Password 892697 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 PM: To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1) Click this link

    2) If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.

    3) If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 879 3960 6958; Enter Password 892697

    4) The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.

    Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

  • August 31, 2021 - City Council Special Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    8/31 Agenda

    8/31 HTML Agenda Packet

    The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be Emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5:30 PM (Executive Session starts at 4 PM for approximately 90 minutes): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 892 5484 4715 and Password 797514 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:30 PM (Executive Session starts at 4 PM for approximately 90 minutes): To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1) Click this link

    2) If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.

    3) If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 892 5484 4715; Enter Password 797514

    4) The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.

    Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

  • July 20, 2021 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    7/20 Agenda

    7/20 HTML Agenda Packet

    The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 6:30 PM (Executive Session starts at 5 PM for 90 minutes): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 874 0813 4210 and Password 901660 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 6:30 PM (Executive Session starts at 5 PM for 90 minutes): To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1) Click this link

    2) If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.

    3) If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 874 0813 4210; Enter Password 901660

    4) The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.

    Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

  • June 15, 2021 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    6/15 Agenda - 5 PM

    6/15 HTML Agenda Packet

    The virtual meeting will be broadcast live on MITV Channel 21 and live streamed on the City Council’s YouTube Channel

    Registering to Speak: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances will need to register their request with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or email the City Clerk and leave a message before 4 PM on the day of the Council meeting. Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible online to speakers, City Council, and meeting participants. Please be advised that there is a time delay between the Zoom broadcast and the YouTube or Channel 21 broadcast.

    Public Appearances: Notify the City Clerk in advance that you wish to speak on camera and staff will be prepared to permit temporary video access when you enter the live Council meeting. Please remember to activate the video option on your phone or computer, ensure your room is well lit, and kindly ensure that your background is appropriate for all audience ages. Screen sharing will not be permitted, but documents may be Emailed to Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 829 6383 3586 and Password 363432 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5 PM: To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1) Click this link

    2) If the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.

    3) If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 829 6383 3586; Enter Password 363432

    4) The City Clerk will call on you by name or refer to your email address when it is your turn to speak.

    Please confirm that your audio works prior to participating.

    Submitting Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted at the Mercer Island Let’s Talk Council Connects page. Written comments received by 3 PM on the day of the meeting will be forwarded to all Councilmembers and a brief summary of the comments will be included in the minutes of the meeting.


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