City Council Meeting Recap February 20, 2024

Published on February 23, 2024


The Kirkland City Council met on February 20, 2024, in a hybrid meeting. Here’s a brief overview of some of the items from the meeting: 

Council received a briefing on a draft bond ordinance intended to fund the Transportation Benefit District capital projects and construction and renovation to Fire Stations 27, 21, and 26.   

City Council adopted the 2024-2026 Planning Work Program (PWP). The PWP guides the Planning and Building Department's work over the next three years on long-range planning projects that will help shape the future of Kirkland including legislation related to housing, design review processes, and permit review timelines and tracking that was adopted in 2023, as well as city-initiated projects. 

Council received a briefing on the Juanita and Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan Updates, including key themes from community engagement in 2023 and working group recommendations for revised Vision Statements. Council provided staff with direction to continue study of proposed land use changes to increase residential capacity in the Juanita Neighborhood. 

Council received an update to the City’s 2024 State Legislative Agenda

Prior to the above business agenda, the Council held a Study Session, where they discussed: 

  • Downtown Parking Study 
  • Kirkland Teen Union Building operations 

How to watch: Kirkland City Council meetings are streamed live and can be watched after the fact on the City of Kirkland Facebook page and the City YouTube channel, in addition to the livestream on the City website.  Meetings are also televised on Comcast Cable Channel 21 and Ziply Cable Channel 31.     

To watch the Council discussions on the specific agenda items outlined above, visit the City’s website. The full agenda packet with information on each item is located on the City’s website.      

The next City Council meeting is on March 5, 2024

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