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Published on August 05, 2022
The Kirkland City Council met on August 3, 2022, in a hybrid meeting. Here’s a brief overview of some of the items from the meeting:
Tenant Protections Policies – The Council voted 4-3 to pass Ordinance O-4810, creating a new chapter of the Kirkland Municipal Code relating to tenant protections. Read more about this on the City's website.
Final Draft of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan – The Council provided feedback on the final draft Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan, the six-year guide and strategic plan for managing and enhancing Kirkland’s park and recreation services. This final draft PROS Plan was based on a comprehensive community engagement process occurring throughout 2021 and 2022.
Parks Funding Exploratory Committee Formation – The Council authorized the creation of a Parks Funding Exploratory Committee, to be made up of representatives from across Kirkland and intended to meet from September through February 2023. The focus of the committee would be to provide recommendations to the City Council on whether and how to best proceed with park ballot measure(s) in 2023 to accelerate the timeline on enhancing Kirkland’s park facilities and recreational opportunities. Read more about this on the City's website.
Future of Park Lane Discussion – The Council authorized additional study of Park Lane as a festival street closed to vehicle traffic. The study of Park Lane may include, among other items, parking mitigation, programming, street activation including winter, infrastructure recommendations and requirements, public safety, and costs. The study is anticipated to inform future deliberations by Council regarding closing Park Lane to vehicles.
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 September 6, 2022. The regular meeting on the third Tuesday, August 16 is cancelled for summer break.
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