The Shoreline City Council meets on Mondays of each week at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. Should any meeting date occur on a legal holiday, the meeting shall be cancelled. There will be no meetings between December 15 and the end of the year.
All City Council meetings are open to the public and governed by a state law called "The Open Public Meetings Act" (RCW 42.32). At a public meeting, anyone may attend the meeting and observe. For further rules governing City Council meetings, review the Council Rules of Procedure.
Shoreline City Council meetings also provide time for Public Comment and occasionally community presentations are featured. When needed, the City Council holds Public Hearings, hears Quasi-Judicial Items and deliberates in Executive Session.
Types of Meetings
City Council Business Meetings are held on Mondays of each week starting at 7:00 p.m. The City Council discusses study items as well as takes formal action at these meetings, such as approving contracts, awarding bids or passing ordinances or resolutions. The City Council also holds Workshop Dinner Meetings at 5:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. These are informal meetings for the purpose of meeting with other governmental agencies or officials.
Council meetings are wheelchair accessible, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling the City Clerk's Office at (206) 801-2231 at least 48 hours before the meeting. TTY service is available at (206) 546-0457.
The Agenda Planner, which is updated regularly, shows items tentatively scheduled for upcoming City Council meetings. To hear the latest meeting information, call the Agenda Hotline at (206) 801-2236.
You can receive City Council meeting agendas and staff reports prior to the meeting via email by subscribing to the corresponding Shoreline's Enews List. Visit the Constant Contact registration page, enter your email address and click on the "submit" button. This will take you to a page with a list of enews categories from which to select. Click on your choices and hit the submit button.
Watch Council Meetings
Watch City Council meetings online the day after the meeting. Videos are tied to the agenda so viewers may skip to the part of the meeting in which they are most interested. These streaming videos, which began in 2007, remain as archives along with agendas, staff reports and minutes. Archives of agendas, staff reports and minutes from 2006 and earlier are also available.
Watch City Council meetings on cable the day after the meeting. Government access channels are Comcast 21 and Frontier 37. Meetings are broadcast at noon and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and at 6:00 a.m., noon and 8:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday for the week following the meeting.
Council Meeting Public Comment
The Shoreline City Council Values community input and looks forward to hearing from you on agenda items. If you are not able to attend a council meeting, you may comment electronically by submitting a comment form. If your comments are submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the City Council meeting, your comments will be distributed to the City Council and appropriate staff prior to the Council meeting that evening as well as posted on the City's website under public comment in the Document Library.