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.mercerisland.gov/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.mercerisland.gov/councilmeetings.


  • May 3, 2022 - City Council Regular Hybrid Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    April 28, 2022 - 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 or comment during one of the Public Hearings 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 and state if you would like to speak either in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible in Council Chambers, 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 if you will be providing your comments in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. If providing your comments using Zoom, 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 (Appearances will start sometime after 5:45 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 816 5041 2245 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 5:45 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 816 5041 2245 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.

    Join in person at Mercer Island City Hall at 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 5:45 PM): Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street

    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

    Meeting Information

    Agenda:
  • April 21, 2022 - City Council/ MISD Special Joint Meeting

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    NOTICE OF SPECIAL (JOINT) MEETING

    April 15 - Notice is hereby given that the Mercer Island City Council will hold a Special Joint Meeting with the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors. This meeting will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm at the MISD Administration Building Board Room located at 4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

    Join by Zoom at 5:00 PM - To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, click this link, provided by MISD.

    Join in person at MISD Administration Building Board Room at 5:00 PM - 4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

    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

    NOTICE:

    • City Council Agenda Distribution List - April 15, 2022
    • City Council Calendar - April 2022
    • Website Public Notice - April 15, 2022

    Meeting Information

    Agenda:
  • April 19, 2022 - City Council Regular Hybrid Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    April 13, 2022 - 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" on your correspondence and state if you would like to speak either in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible in Council Chambers, 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 if you will be providing your comments in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. If providing your comments using Zoom, 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 (Appearances will start sometime after 5:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 896 7901 7843 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 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 896 7901 7843 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.

    Join in person at Mercer Island City Hall at 5:00 PM - Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street

    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

    Meeting Information

    Agenda:
  • April 5, 2022 - City Council Regular Hybrid Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    March 30, 2022 - 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" on your correspondence and state if you would like to speak either in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible in Council Chambers, 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 if you will be providing your comments in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. If providing your comments using Zoom, 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 (Appearances will start sometime after 5:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 899 4635 9480 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 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 899 4635 9480 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.

    Join in person at Mercer Island City Hall at 5:00 PM - Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street

    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

    Meeting Information

  • March 26, 2022 - City Council Hybrid Planning Session

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    Mercer Island City Council will be meeting to hold its annual planning session on Saturday, March 26, 2022 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at the City Hall Council Chambers at 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island and via Zoom simultaneously.

    City Councilmembers and staff will be participating in the meeting either in person and remotely using Zoom. A live feed of the meeting will play on the City Council’s YouTube Channel, and on MITV Channel 21.

    Registering to Speak for Appearances: Individuals wishing to speak live during Appearances (public comment period) must register with the City Clerk at 206.275.7793 or cityclerk@mercerisland.gov before 4 PM on Friday, March 25.

    Please reference "Appearances" on your correspondence and state if you would like to speak either in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. If providing your comments using Zoom, 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@mercerisland.gov.

    Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible in Council Chambers, 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.

    Join by Telephone at 9:00 AM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 819 7131 2997 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 9:00 AM: To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1. Click this link
    2. f the Zoom app is not installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it.
    3. If prompted for Webinar ID, enter 819 7131 2997; Enter Password 730224

    Join in person at Mercer Island City Hall at 9:00 AM: Council Chambers - 9611 SE 36th Street

    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 before 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

    Notice

    • City Council Calendar - January 2022
    • City Council Agenda Distribution List - March 4, 2022
    • Website Public Notice - March 4, 2022
    • Mercer Island Reporter - March 16 & 23, 2022

    Meeting Information

    Agenda:
  • March 15, 2022 - City Council Regular Hybrid Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    March 10, 2022 - 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" on your correspondence and state if you would like to speak either in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. Each speaker will be allowed three (3) minutes to speak. A timer will be visible in Council Chambers, 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 if you will be providing your comments in person at City Hall or remotely using Zoom. If providing your comments using Zoom, 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 (Appearances will start sometime after 7:30 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 841 1641 5387 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 7:30 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 841 1641 5387 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.


    Join in person at Mercer Island City Hall at 5:00 PM - Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street

    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

    Meeting Information:

    Agenda:

    Packet:

  • March 1, 2022 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    February 25, 2022 - 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" 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 (Appearances will start sometime after 5:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 882 0697 6853 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 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 882 0697 6853 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

    Meeting Information

  • February 15, 2022 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    February 9, 2022 - 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" 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 (Appearances will start sometime after 6:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 837 8135 7202 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 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 837 8135 7202 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

    Meeting Information

    Agenda:
    Packet:
  • February 1, 2022 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    January 27, 2022 - 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" 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 (Appearances will start sometime after 6:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 865 5450 0473 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 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 865 5450 0473 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

  • January 18, 2022 - 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 4:00 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 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 5:00 PM): To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 816 8294 1403 and Password 730224 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 PM (Appearances will start sometime after 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 816 8294 1403 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


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