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City Council to discuss 2017 goals at Saturday retreat

The Mercer Island City Council will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Community and Event Center for its annual planning session.

Agenda topics include lessons learned in 2016, 2017-2018 city goals, engaging the public on city’s operating and capital funding needs, public communications and engagement, city manager/council expectations and 2016 Citizen of the Year.

See the agenda here.

Council to dedicate Monday meeting to light rail issues

The Mercer Island City Council will be discussing next steps in the negotiations with Sound Transit and WSDOT at a full Council meeting devoted entirely to this topic on Monday, Feb. 6, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This can also be viewed on MI-Tv Channel 21, or live via online webcast.

For more information about future vehicle access to I-90 (the “R8A Lanes”), visit To read more about Sound Transit light rail plans in general, visit

Camp registration opens soon

Registration for pre-school and youth spring classes, and summer camp, Feb. 4. View the 2017 Camp Guide at

To learn more about Mercer Island Parks and Recreation, visit You can register online at or by phone at 206-275-7609.