Lakewood City Council 2023

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 Agenda Packets

To see City Council meeting minutes, click here.

Meeting Schedule and Tentative Topics

September 25, 2023 Study Session

  • Joint Lakewood Arts Commission meeting
  • Review of Naming Process for Motor Ave
  • 2024 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Review Update including a Review of the City’s Equity Index Map

October 2, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Proclamation recognizing the Filipino American History month – Maria Manalac, Board member, Filipino American Historical Society , Greater Puget Sound Chapter
  • Proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness month – Lise Schumacher, Assistant City Attorney, City of Lakewood
  • Youth Council Report – Kaitlynn Miller and Violet Johnson, Youth Councilmembers
  • Clover Park School District Report – Anthony Veliz, Boardmember
  • Authorizing the execution of an amendment to the interagency agreement with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services for the Lakewood City Hall Phase I Energy Upgrades
  • Authorizing the execution of an agreement for the Western State Hospital Plan review (tentative)
  • Appointing Youth Councilmembers Alli Laska, Alexis Lynn, Katherine Kaiser and Launa Nieto-Johnson to serve on the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board for the 2023-2024 school year
  • Reports by the City Manager – Review of 2024 Property Tax Levy Ordinance

October 9, 2023 Study Session, 6:00 P.M.

  • Legislative Retreat

October 16, 2023 Regular Meeting

  • Police Commissioning and Awards Ceremony – Chief Patrick Smith, Lakewood Police Department
  • Recognition of Gomer Roseman, Habitat for Humanity
  • Authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nisqually Indian Tribe (tentative)
  • Appointing Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members
  • Appointing members to the Lakewood Arts Commission
  • Reports by the City Manager – Review of 3rd Quarter (2023) Police Report

October 23, 2023 Study Session

  • Joint Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting
  • Joint Community Services Advisory Board meeting
  • Review of 2024 Human Services funding recommendations
  • Review of 2023 Miscellaneous Zoning and Development Regulation Code Amendments

October 30, 2023 Special Meeting (tentative)

  • Park Sign Project Update (tentative)
  • Review of Multifamily Tax Exemption code amendments (tentative)

Meetings and Agenda Packets


Watch City Council Meetings

There are three ways to watch a City Council Meeting:


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


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

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


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:

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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