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.


  • Apr 6, 2021 - City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    06 Apr 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    4/6 Agenda

    4/6 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 for the Study Session and 6 PM for Appearances: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 896 2869 6079 and Password 106927 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5 PM for the Study Session and 6 PM for Appearances: 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 2869 6079; Enter Password 106927

    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.

  • Mar 16, 2021 City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    01 Apr 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    3/16 Agenda

    3/16 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 City Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5 PM for the Study Session and 6 PM for Appearances: To listen to the meeting via telephone (land line), please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 850 9783 9986 and Password 569502 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 850 9783 9986; Enter Password 569502
    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.

  • Mar 2, 2021 - City Council Video Meeting

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    02 Mar 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    3/2 Agenda

    3/2 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 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 862 2573 1789 and Password 427618 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 862 2573 1789; Enter Password 427618
    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.

  • Feb 16, 2021 - City Council Video Meeting

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    16 Feb 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    2/16 Agenda

    2/16 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: Appearances will begin at 6 PM. 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 by 6:00 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 818 5775 0366 and Password 827337 if prompted.

    Join by Internet by 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 818 5775 0366; Enter Password 827337

    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 and video work 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:

    • Website Public Notice, February 9, 2021
    • Agenda Email Distribution List, February 2 and 10, 2021
    • Let's Talk, February 2, 2021
    • City Council Calendar, January 5, 2021
  • Feb 2, 2021 City Council Video Meeting

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    11 Feb 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    February 2 - Agenda

    February 2 - 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 City Council.

    Join by Telephone at 5:00 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 832 1546 3126
    and Password 076261 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 832 1546 3126; Enter Password 076261

    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 and video work 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:

    • Let's Talk, January 27, 2021
    • Website Public Notice, January 26, 2021
    • Agenda Email Distribution List: December 30, 2020 & January 5 , 13, & 27, 2021
    • City Council Calendar, December 16, 2020
  • Jan 19, 2021 City Council Video Meeting

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    26 Jan 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    January 19 - Agenda

    January 19 - 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 City Council.

    Join by Telephone at 6:00 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 860 6183 1771 and Password 929596 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 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 860 6183 1771; Enter Password 929596

    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 and video work 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:

    • Let's Talk, January 13, 2021
    • Website Public Notice, January 12, 2021
    • Agenda Email Distribution List, December 30, 2020 & January 5, 2021
    • City Council Calendar, December 16, 2020
  • Jan 5, 2021 City Council Video Meeting

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    13 Jan 2021
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    1/5 Agenda
    1/5 HTML Agenda Packet

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

    Meeting Schedule:

    • Executive Session - 5 PM
    • Call to Order, Study Session - 6:30 PM
    • City Manager Report, Appearances - 7:30 PM

    Registering to Speak: *Appearances will begin after 7:30 PM.* 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, Council, and meeting participants.

    Public Appearances: *Appearances will begin after 7:30 PM.* 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: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 811 6384 3017 and Password 462193 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 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 811 6384 3017; Enter Password 462193

    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:

    • Agenda Email Distribution List, December 30, 2020
    • Website Public Notice, December 29, 2020
    • City Council Calendar, December 8, 2020 (Updated 12/21/20)
    • Let's Talk, December 8, 2020, (Updated 12/21/2020)
  • Dec 1, City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    08 Dec 2020
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    12/1 Agenda
    12/1 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.

    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: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 845 6756 7233 and Password 235104 if prompted.

    Join by Internet at 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 845 6756 7233; Enter Password 235104

    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.

  • Nov 17, City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    08 Dec 2020
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    11/17/2020 Agenda
    11/17/2020 HTML Packet

    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.

    Public Appearances by Video: 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.

    Public Hearings by Video: The Mercer Island City Council will hold three public hearings, previously noticed, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6 pm:

    1) Town Center Moratorium
    2) Ad Valorem (Property) Taxes and Revenue Sources
    3) 2021-2022 PRELIMINARY BUDGET

    Join by Telephone at 5:00 6 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 878 9160 5154 and Password 851646 when prompted.

    Join by Internet at 5:00 6 PM: To watch the meeting over the internet via your computer, follow these steps:

    1) Click this line
    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 878 9160 5154; Enter Password 851646
    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.

  • Nov 2, City Council Regular Video Meeting

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    08 Dec 2020
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    11/2/2020 Agenda
    11/2/2020 HTML Packet

    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.

    Public Appearances by Video: 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.

    Public Hearing by Video: The Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at its special meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 5 pm to to receive comments on an ordinance extending the deadline in 2020 for the public to submit proposed amendments to the comprehensive plan and development code to November 2, 2020 as approved by Ordinance No. 20-15. Comments during the live public hearing may be made by telephone or internet as outlined below:

    Join by Telephone at 5:00 PM: To listen to the meeting via telephone, please call 253.215.8782 and enter Webinar ID 869 6635 2156 and Password 329470 when 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 869 6635 2156; Enter Password 329470

    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.