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File #: SS 20-026   
Type: Study Session Status: Presented
File created: 4/8/2020 In control: City Council Study Session
On agenda: 4/14/2020 Final action: 4/14/2020
Title: Council Subcommittees
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Matrix of Proposed Council Subcommittees

MEMO TO:                     Members of the City Council

FROM:                     Mayor Angela Birney



Council Subcommittees

I.                     RECOMMENDED ACTION


Conduct initial discussion about Council subcommittees to support various city projects and programs.


I.                     DEPARTMENT CONTACTS


Maxine Whattam, Chief Operating Officer                                                                                                         425-556-2310

Lisa Maher, Communications and Marketing Manager                                                               425-556-2427

Malisa Files, Finance Director                                                                                                                              425-556-2166

Carrie Hite, Parks and Recreation Director                                                                                                         425-556-2326

Carol Helland, Planning and Community Development Director                                          425-556-2107

Jonny Chambers, Technology and Information Services Director                                          425-556-2160


II.                     DESCRIPTION/BACKGROUND


Council leadership and other individual Councilmembers have been discussing with the Mayor an interest in forming Council subcommittees to support various city projects and programs.


The Mayor requested that staff provide ideas on city projects and programs for consideration that will be discussed with Council. This is not a complete list, and through discussion, there may be other opportunities that arise.


These proposed subcommittees are highlighted in a matrix in attachment A.


The matrix includes the following framework for the proposed subcommittees:

                     City project or program to include a subcommittee

                     Lead department for the project or program

                     Project or program overview

                     Role of Councilmembers

                     Time Commitment

                     Other Considerations




March 31, 2020 - Council Retreat


IV.                     IMPACT


A.                     Service/Delivery:


Please refer to the matrix in attachment A for Councilmember roles.


B.                     Fiscal Note:






Council could not form and/or modify subcommittees for city programs and projects.


VI.                     TIME CONSTRAINTS


Time constraints are based on project and program commitments.


VII.                     LIST OF ATTACHMENTS


Attachment A: Matrix of Proposed Council Subcommittees