City Council Recap November 1, 2022
Published on November 04, 2022
The Kirkland City Council met on November 1, 2022, in a hybrid meeting. Here’s a brief overview of some of the items from the meeting:
Public Hearing on 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program – City Council held a public hearing on the 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) as part of the budget process. Council was presented with the Preliminary 2023-2028 CIP at the July 19 and Oct 4 meetings. Final changes are expected to be adopted with the 2023-2024 budget at the December 13, 2022, City Council meeting.
Draft Surface Water Master Plan – City Council provided direction on the 2023 Draft Surface Water Master Plan and the future level of service for the Surface Water Utility.
Resolution Adopting the Interlocal Agreement - City Council adopted the interlocal agreement (ILA) and articles of incorporation forming a new Regional Crisis Response (RCR) Agency. If adopted by all the partner cities, the ILA would merge the RADAR Navigator program with Kirkland’s Community Responder program to provide community crisis response services to the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, and Shoreline.
2023 State Legislative Priorities – City Council adopted the City’s 2023 State Legislative Priorities with a 6 to 1 vote.
Prior to the above business agenda, the Council held a Study Session, where they discussed:
Preliminary 2023 – 2024 Budget – City Council continued discussion on the Preliminary 2023-2024 Budget as submitted by the City Manager. The budget is expected to be adopted at the December 13, 2022, City Council meeting.
Street Banner and Flag Policy – The City Council provided feedback on proposed changes to the street banner program. There was not enough time for discussion of the City’s flag policy, which will be part of a future meeting.
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 regular City Council meeting is on November 15, 2022.