The Mercer Island City Council will meet on Monday, Dec. 5 at with an extensive agenda starting at 6 p.m.
First, the council will meet for a study session on the application and demands of the Public Records Act (PRA) on City Hall over the past several years, and consult lawyer Jeff Myers of Olympia lawfirm Law Lyman Daniel Kamerrer and Bogdanovich on prosecution and judicial interpretation of the law.
Just this year, the City of Mercer Island was found liable for earlier this year by a federal judge in a case involving former Deputy City Manager Londi Lindell, and was also forced to turn over documents in another lawsuit pertaining to an internal review by the MIPD of the Bainbridge Island Police Department.
Study sessions are described as a more informal conversation of council, staff and outside experts. They are held in council chambers and are open to the public but no public comment is normally taken and study sessions are not televised.
The Council will begin its regular City Council meeting at 7 p.m. with a special recognition of Deputy Mayor , who will step down from the council at the end of the year. Jahncke to current M.I. Open Space Conservancy Chair last month.
In addition to accounts payable, the council will vote on a new agreement with the King County Jail through 2020 to reduce costs in its consent agenda.
The council will also consider creating new deterrents to on private property in a public hearing (second reading); hear a proposal from the on the purchase and installation of several sculptures from the city's 1% for Public Art fund; and reviewing potential future sources of funding for public improvements in the Town Center and throughout Mercer Island.
Click on the PDF of the agenda to review the items up for discussion and decision.