City Council to Conduct March 24th Meeting Virtually
Posted on 03/18/2020
Dear Bonney Lake community:

The Bonney Lake City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 24, at 6 p.m. will be conducted virtually, with Councilmembers, the Mayor, and Department Heads participating remotely via web-based conferencing. This change is necessary to respond to updated recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local health authorities, regarding social distancing and limitations on public gatherings in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The public is invited to call in to this meeting at 408-740-7256 (Meeting ID: 215 767 540#) and listen live. As always, the audio of the meeting will be posted to the City’s website.

The meeting is expected to be conducted expeditiously, with Council discussion kept to a minimum. The first item on the Council agenda will be an emergency ordinance establishing rules for the conduct of Council meetings in the event of an emergency. The ordinance, if passed, will allow the Council to continue with remote meetings when warranted by a disaster or emergency, and put in place additional measures to ensure the orderly conduct of Council business along with the protection of the public health, welfare, and safety.

The Citizen Comment portion of the meeting may be cancelled. If you would like to comment on a matter of city business, please submit your comments via email to [email protected]. Please indicate in your comment whether you would like it to be read aloud at the meeting. Any comments that are submitted at least one hour in advance of the meeting, and that meet Bonney Lake Municipal Code requirements for appropriate comment, will be read at the meeting.

I believe it is critically important for the community to remain involved in government, and I regret having to take actions such as these. But at the same time, we all need to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. I look forward to this crisis passing and returning to our normal procedures for open public meetings in the near future.

- Mayor Neil Johnson