City Council Meeting Recap February 6, 2024

Published on February 09, 2024

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The Kirkland City Council met on February 6, 2024, in a hybrid meeting. Here’s a brief overview of some of the items from the meeting: 

  • Council decided to proceed with the staff recommended option for an additional pedestrian crossing along 100th Avenue NE, to be located mid-block between NE 140th St & NE 140th Pl.  This decision was based on community feedback, traffic safety standards, and staff analysis of options for the crossing.
  • Council adopted a temporary moratorium on the development of new dwelling units (including new Accessory Dwelling Units, stand-alone houses, and apartments) on Goat Hill to allow the City time to study environmental, development, and access issues, and potentially craft new development regulations to address these issues. The moratorium only applies to projects for which a complete building permit application has not yet been submitted.
  • Council heard feedback provided by the Parks Funding Exploratory Committee and Park Board related to the 2023 Proposition 1 results and provided feedback on draft questions for a community survey on the 2023 Proposition 1 ballot measure.
  • Proclamations Issued February 6, 2024 – The Mayor proclaimed February 10 as Lunar New Year, February 19 as Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration, and February as Black History Month in Kirkland. To read more, visit the City’s website.

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

  • An update from City staff on negotiations pertaining to the Cascade Water Alliance water supply.
  • A project update on the third Neighborhood Greenway in design, Stores to Shores.
  • A briefing on a suggested approach to a new citywide program for decorative pavement markings in the City’s rights-of-way.

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. The full agenda packet with information on each item is located on the City’s website.

The next City Council meeting is on February 20, 2024.

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