Virtual Meetings during COVID-19

Updated 7/6/2020

Due to evolving Public Health – Seattle & King County recommendations and the new “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Governor Jay Inslee’s office, City Council and Planning Commission meetings will be held virtually. City Hall will be closed and members of the public can participate in the meetings virtually. For the immediate future, the meetings will not be live streamed and/or broadcast live on the City’s television channels, and recordings will be posted to the website as soon as possible following the meeting.

The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during Council and Planning meetings. Governor Inslee has issued Proclamation 20-28, waiving the statutory requirement that public meetings have facilities made available for people to attend.

For information about how to participate in virtual Planning Commission meetings, click here.

Public Comment Procedures for Virtual City Council Meetings:
If you wish to provide public comment virtually, you may do so by submitting a written statement to Any comments received by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will be read during the public comment period.

To ensure your comments are received and read at the proper meeting, your email must include:

  • The name of the group that is meeting (City Council)
  • Date of the meeting your comments are intended for
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Agenda Item and/or subject your comments refer to

Emails without this information may not be read at the meeting. Three minutes are allowed for comment. And, in accordance with normal procedure, messages of an overly repetitive or inappropriate (vulgar) nature may be declined to be read at the discretion of the meeting Chair.

Please check the City’s online Meetings Calendar for the most up-to-date information about individual meetings.

Questions? Email the City Clerk’s Office.

Instructions for watching the July 9, 2020 Virtual City Council Regular (7:00 p.m.) and Work Session (6:00 p.m.) meetings. For these two meetings, there is just one Zoom session, which will be paused between the Work Session and Regular Meeting. You may join either, or both, meetings using the same meeting link.

When: Jul 9, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Work Session & Regular Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap:

US: +12532158782, 94344028216# or +16699006833,,94344028216#

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 943 4402 8216

International numbers available: