Virtual Meetings during COVID-19

Updated 9/21/2020

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 the City’s other virtual meetings, click on the appropriate link:

Planning CommissionCouncil Budget and Finance Committee, Tree BoardParks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Public Comment at Regular City Council Meetings

Citizen Comments

The City Council will accept oral Citizen Comments during its regular meetings. Written comments will no longer be read by staff.

To provide an oral Citizen Comment remotely, please sign up on the electronic sign-in sheet between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting, and then join the meeting through the Zoom application by computer, mobile device, or telephone. The Zoom webinar information for each meeting is provided on the agenda. A request to speak can also be made directly to the City Clerk at 206-368-5440 before 5:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting.

Oral Citizen Comments will also be accepted from those who have not pre-registered. After everyone who signed-up has commented at the meeting, the Mayor or designee will call for additional testimony by anyone that has not already spoken, by asking meeting attendees to “Raise their Hand” in Zoom. Instructions on how to raise a hand (over the computer and the telephone) will be provided by the Presiding Officer at the time they call for unsigned speakers.

Persons who attend the meeting via telephone and wish to provide oral comments will need to use *9 to raise/lower a hand and *6 to mute/unmute.

Speakers providing oral comments must have their full name fully displayed within the Zoom application. Anonymous comments will not be allowed.

When it is time for Citizen Comments, your name will be called to speak, and the City Clerk will unmute you. Please begin your comments by stating your name, address, and any organization represented. Please be advised that your comments are being recorded; each speaker is allotted three (3) minutes. The City Clerk will serve as the timekeeper and will notify you when your time has expired.

Click here to sign up on the Citizen Comments electronic sign-in sheet between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Public Hearing Comments

The City Council will accept both oral and written comments for its public hearings. Written comments will not be read aloud, but will be forwarded to the City Council as indicated below.

Written Comments - To submit a written Public Hearing Comment, send an email to the City Clerk at evelyn@ci.lake-forest-park.wa.us. Written comments that are received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Public Hearing will be sent to the City Council prior to the public hearing.

Oral Testimony – To provide Oral Testimony remotely, please sign up on the electronic sign-in sheet between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting, and then join the meeting through the Zoom application by computer, mobile device, or telephone. The Zoom webinar information for each meeting is provided on the agenda. A request to speak can also be made directly to the City Clerk at 206-368-5440 by 5:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting.

Oral Public Testimony will also be accepted from individuals who have not pre-registered. After everyone who signed up has testified at the hearing, the Mayor or designee will call for additional testimony by anyone that has not already spoken by asking hearing attendees to “Raise their Hand” in Zoom. Instructions on how to raise a hand (over the computer and the telephone) will be provided by the Mayor or designee at the time they call for unsigned speakers.

Persons who attend the meeting via telephone and wish to provide oral comments will need to use *9 to raise/lower a hand and *6 to mute/unmute.

Speakers providing oral comments must have their full name fully displayed within the Zoom application. Anonymous comments will not be allowed.

When it is time for oral Public Testimony, your name will be called to speak, and the City Clerk will unmute you. Please begin your comments by stating your name, address, and any organization represented. Please be advised that your comments are being recorded; each speaker is allotted three (3) minutes. The City Clerk will serve as the timekeeper and will notify you when your time has expired.

Click here to sign up on the Public Hearing electronic sign-in sheet between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.

Meetings Calendar

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 participating in the September 24, 2020 Virtual City Council Regular Meeting: 

When: Sep 24, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Council Regular Business Meeting 9/24/2020

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/94509697769 

Or iPhone one-tap : 

    US: +12532158782,,94509697769#  or +14086380968,,94509697769# 

Or Telephone:

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

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

Webinar ID: 945 0969 7769

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/a8fiwb9KP