Open Public Meetings Act / Public Records Act – NOTIFICATION

Pursuant to the Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 20-28, the City will now be undertaking the following:

 

Open Public Meetings Act / Public Records Act – NOTIFICATION

Pursuant to the Washington State Governor’s Proclamation, the City will be undertaking the following:

 

Open Public Meetings (through August 31, 2020):

· In-person City Council meetings are no longer required unless a public hearing is required

· Web- and/or telephone-based City Council meetings will now be held to the greatest extent possible

· Audio recordings and minutes of said meetings will continue to be made available upon request and in compliance with the law

· Public hearings will not take place unless required

· Members of the public are invited to send in questions/statements to City staff (johng@clydehill.org; 425-439-9651) for submission to Council for consideration of discussion during City Council meetings – these must be received by July 13th at 5:00 PM for consideration – comments will be read into the record – staff or an elected official will follow-up/respond as appropriate to said member of the public

· Any member of the public interested in listening to said meeting must register with the City staff (johng@clydehill.org; 425-439-9651) by August 10th at 5:00 PM – meeting information will be forwarded to all registered members of the public the following day prior to 5:00 PM

· Members of the public shall not be allowed to speak, annotate, comment, or share videos during said meeting – to do so will result in immediate expulsion from the meeting – these amended Rules of Order will be stated at the beginning of said meeting

· Information regarding said Proclamation shall be prominently posted on the main entrances of Clyde Hill City Hall

· City Council meetings will continue to comply with the OPMA to the greatest extent possible

 

Public Records (through August 31, 2020):

· City facilities will not be made available to any person for the copying/inspecting of records

· City staff are not required to provide an initial response to public records requests within five days unless it is an electronic request

· City staff will attempt, to the greatest extent possible, to respond to all public records requests in a timely fashion