Council discusses comp plan and fire services

City council briefs

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:30am
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Council extends comprehensive plan docketing deadline

The Mercer Island City Council took action at its Oct. 6 meeting to extend the deadline for 2021 Comprehensive Plan and development code amendments to Nov. 2. This will allow additional time for the public to submit proposed amendments by 5 p.m. on that day.

For more information on the process and to submit a proposed amendment, contact Robin Proebsting, senior planner, at (206) 275-7717 or via email

The public can also subscribe to the Weekly Permit Information Bulletin issued by the Community Planning and Development Department at

Council requests further study of contracting out fire services

In an effort to explore possible efficiency improvements as a response to the city’s documented financial challenges, the city council authorized City Manager Jessi Bon and Fire Chief Steve Heitman to conduct a Fire Services Study as part of the city’s 2019-2020 work plan.

At its Oct. 6 meeting, the council discussed the final Fire Services Study and the possibility of seeking cost savings and operational efficiencies by contracting out fire services to a nearby provider. This budget proposal will be discussed at the Nov. 2 council meeting.

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