Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island                                Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

Boards, commission meetings resuming over Zoom

Starting July 8, board and commission meetings will be held remotely akin to the city council.

Since March, the Mercer Island City Council has been conducting its meetings over Zoom to avoid spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Boards and commissions on Mercer Island, however, have seen extensive cancellations for the duration of the nearly four-month period.

July 8, the city of Mercer Island announced that following the extended period of cancellations, boards and commissions will now soon be resuming meetings, albeit through Zoom and other phone-only options akin to the city council.

The design commission was the first group to congregate, with a July 8 Zoom meeting.

Following the design commission meeting, a remote public hearing including city staff, the hearing examiner and project appellants July 20 will be dedicated to a discussion around a Mercer Island treehouse project.

Residents interested in speaking during the public comment of this meeting can either register their request with the Community Planning & Development (CPD) senior administrative assistant at 206-275-7791 or email and leave a message before 9 a.m. A message should somewhere include “Public Comment for July 20 Public Hearing,” according to the city of Mercer Island’s website.

The next city council meeting is set for July 14, which is after the Mercer Island Reporter’s print deadline.

For more information about upcoming board and commission meetings, go to the city of Mercer Island’s website.

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