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City Council Agenda Packets and Meeting Schedule

Every month, the first and third Mondays are regular council meetings. The second and fourth Mondays are study sessions. Typically, the council does not meet on the fifth Monday of the month, unless a special meeting is called. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates below, unless otherwise indicated.
View the full meeting calendar here.


Meeting Schedule and Agenda Packets

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Meeting Schedule and Tentative Topics

CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

February 6, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Recognition of and Proclamation acknowledging Police Chief Mike Zaro for his contributions to the City of Lakewood – Lakewood City Council and Colonel McNellis, 42D Military Police Brigade
  • Proclamation declaring the month of February 2023 as Black History Month
  • Police Commissioning Ceremony – Lieutenant Jeremy Prater, Sergeant Kevin Clark, Sergeant Jessica Firzgerald, Sergeant Ryan Moody, Sergeant Vince Sivankeo, Detective Michael Merrill, Officer Heather Wilkinson
  • Youth Council Report
  • Clover Park School District Report
  • Authorizing the execution of an amendment to interlocal agreement with Pierce College to Build a Baseball Field at Fort Steilacoom Park
  • Setting February 21, 2023 as a date for a public hearing related to the surplus and sale of a public works boom truck
  • Setting March 6, 2023 as the date for a public hearing on the request to vacate 113th Street SW, west of Kendrick Street SW
  • Authorizing the conversion to, and sale of Lakewood Police Canine Rock as surplus property of the City of Lakewood
  • New Business – Review and approve interlocal agreement between the cities of Lakewood, University Place, the Town of Steilacoom and Pierce County Fire District 3 for emergency management services
  • New Business – Authorizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, in the amount of $1,000,000, for the Living Access Support Alliance (LASA) Gravelly Lake Commons affordable housing project
  • Reports by the City Manager – Review of 3rd Quarter (2022) Financial Report

February 13, 2023 Study Session

  • Lakewood Multicultural Coalition Update
  • Joint Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board meeting
  • Review of 4th Quarter (2022) and Year-End (2022) Police Report
  • Park Signs, Reader Board and Wayfinding Signs Update
  • Review of Street Ends Report

February 21, 2023 (Tuesday) Regular Meeting

  • Business Showcase – Bite Me Cookies, Deborah Tuggle
  • Proclamation recognizing Janne Hutchins (tentative)
  • Presentation on use of Pierce County Behavioral Health Tax Funds
  • Authorizing the execution of an amendment to the purchase and sale agreement related to Wards Lake Park
  • Authorizing the execution of an amendment to the agreement with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare for mental healthcare professionals (tentative)
  • Authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with Lakewood Water District for construction of a water main along Hipkins Road and in the vicinity of Dresden and 87th 
  • This is the date set for a public hearing related to the surplus and sale of a public works boom truck
  • New Business – Request for Approval of Transfer of Control – Franchise of Rainier Connect
  • Reports by the City Manager – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Status Update

February 27, 2023 Study Session

  • United Way of Pierce County Presentation
  • American Lake Park Access Improvement Project Update and Wards Lake Park Project Design Update
  • Review status of Opioid Litigation
  • Review naming of Motor Avenue Plaza

February 28, 2023 (Tuesday), 6:00 P.M.

  • Interview candidates for Lakewood City Council Position 6  

March 1, 2023 (Wednesday), 6:00 P.M.

  • Interview candidates for Lakewood City Council Position 6  

March 6, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History month
  • Proclamation recognizing March as American Red Cross month – Larry Bleich, Community Volunteer Leader, American Red Cross
  • Youth Council Report
  • Clover Park School District Report
  • Authorizing the execution of necessary agreements and forms related to the Washington Opioid Settlement (tentative)
  • Authorizing the execution of a purchasing agreement with Public Restroom Company for American Lake Park Access Improvements
  • Authorizing the execution of an agreement with BCRA for the Wards Lake Park Improvement Project
  • Approving the surplus and sale of a public works boom truck
  • This is the date for a public hearing on the request to vacate 113th Street SW, west of Kendrick Street SW

March 13, 2023 Study Session

  • Special Events Update
  • Review of amendments to Lakewood Municipal Code related to use of controlled substances
  • Review Ordinance related to the Protection and Preservation of Public Spaces
  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Review Update: Housing
  • Review of Clover Creek Floodplain

March 20, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Ordinance amending the Lakewood Municipal Code related to use of controlled substances

March 27, 2023 Study Session

  • Joint Planning Commission meeting
  • Review of Multifamily Tax Exemption
  • Review of Non-Motorized Transportation Plan
  • Review of FY 2023 CDBG Annual Action Plan
  • Rental Housing Safety Program Update

April 3, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Business Showcase
  • Proclamation declaring April 22, 2023 as Parks Appreciation Day
  • Youth Council Report
  • Clover Park School District Report
  • This is the date set for a public hearing on the FY 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan

April 10, 2023 Study Session

  • Review of 1st Quarter (2023) Police Report
  • Information Technology Strategic Plan Update
  • Municipal Court Update
  • Review of Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Annual Report 

April 17, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Resolution adopting the FY 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan
  • Approving the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Annual Report 

April 24, 2023 Study Session

  • Review of 2023 South Sound Military and Communities Partnership (SSMCP) WorkPlan
  • Review of 2022 Year-End Financial Report
  • Review of 2023 Carry Forward Budget Adjustment

May 1, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Proclamation declaring May 15, 2023 through May 21, 2023 as National Police Week
  • Youth Council Report
  • Clover Park School District Report
  • This is the date set for a public hearing on the 2023 Carry Forward Budget Adjustment

May 8, 2023 Study Session

  • Review Six-Year (2023-2028) Transportation Improvement Program
  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Review Update: Climate Change & Critical Areas Ordinance

May 15, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Proclamation declaring May 21, 2023 through May 27, 2023 as National Public Works
  • This is the date set for a Public Hearing on the Six-Year (2023-2028) Transportation Improvement Program
  • Adopting the 2023 Carry Forward Budget Adjustment

May 22, 2023 Study Session

  • Joint Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting
  • Urban Forestry Implementation Plan
  • Introduction of 2023 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

June 5, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Business Showcase
  • Proclamation recognizing Juneteenth National Freedom Day
  • Proclamation recognizing the month of June as LGBTQ+ Pride month
  • Youth Council Report and Recognition
  • Clover Park School District Report
  • This is the date set for a public hearing on the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Resolution adopting the Six-Year (2023-2028) Transportation Improvement Program

June 12, 2023 Study Session

  • 1st Quarter (2023) Financial Report
  • Review 2023 Comprehensive Plan amendments

June 20, 2023 (Tuesday) Regular Meeting

  • Ordinance approving the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

June 26, 2023 Study Session

  • Prosecution Services Update
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARAP) Presentation – Clover Park School District

Meetings and Agenda Packets

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Watch City Council Meetings

There are three ways to watch a City Council Meeting:

In-Person

Lakewood City Hall
Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Virtual

Meetings may be watched live from the City of Lakewood YouTube channel.

Meetings may also be joined via Zoom, meeting ID: 868 7263 2373.

Telephone

Dial +1 (253) 215- 8782 and enter meeting ID: 868 7263 2373.


Public Comments

The City Council allows Public Comment during Regular Meetings. These are held on the first and third Monday of every month. Public Comments are accepted by mail, email, or by live virtual comment. Send comments in advance by mail or email to Briana Schumacher, City Clerk at 6000 Main Street SW Lakewood, WA 98499 or [email protected].

Each speaker is allowed three minutes to speak during the Public Comment portion of the meetings.

To provide virtual comments:
Join the Zoom meeting as an attendee by dialing +1(253) 215- 8782 on your phone and enter meeting ID: 868 7263 2373. You can also click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86872632373.

For those using the ZOOM link, upon entering the meeting please enter your name or other chosen identifier. Use the “Raise Hand” feature to be called upon by the Mayor during the Public Comments portion of the agenda. When you are unmuted please provide your name and city of residence.

For those participating by calling in by telephone, to use the “Raise Hand” feature press *9 on your phone. Your name or the last three digits of your phone number will be called out when it is your turn to speak. When using your phone to call in you may need to press *6 to unmute yourself. When you are unmuted please provide your name and city of residence.

Outside of Public Comments, all attendees on ZOOM will continue to have the ability to virtually raise their hand for the duration of the meeting.  You will not be acknowledged and your microphone will remain muted except for when you are called upon.


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