Notice of City Council Final Public Hearing November 24 re 2021 Preliminary Operating & Capital Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to 35.33.071/35A.33.070 of the Revised Code of Washington, the City Council will hold a final public hearing on 2021 Preliminary Operating and Capital Budget. The purpose of this public hearing is for the City Council to receive comments from the public, both written and oral, regarding the 2021 Preliminary Operating and Capital Budget.

This public hearing is by the Covington City Council at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The City of Covington City Council meeting will be held telephonically and virtually to comply with Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28 (as amended and extended), which, among other things, suspended various requirements under the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 42.30 RCW, and prohibited public agencies from conducting meetings in person through November 9, 2020. This public hearing notice was issued prior to November 9, 2020; therefore, if Governor Inslee’s Proclamation is not extended to encompass the date of this meeting, appropriate accommodations will be made. “Appropriate accommodations” means that in addition to the meeting being held telephonically and virtually, the city will provide council chambers at 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, WA 98042 for in-person participation in the meeting. Furthermore, even if Governor Inslee’s Proclamation is not extended, the City Council will still participate in the meeting telephonically and virtually, and for the safety of city staff and citizens, the city encourages all citizens to participate telephonically and virtually as well. Please check the city’s website prior to the meeting for the most up to date information regarding how citizens may participate in these meetings: https://covingtonwa.gov/.

The City Council Regular Meeting will be held telephonically and virtually as follows:

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The meeting login information is subject to change. Login details may need to be amended or updated for technical reasons. Please check the council meeting agenda on the City website (www.covingtonwa.gov) prior to the meeting to ensure that you are able to log in.

All persons desiring to comment may do so in writing to Krista Bates, Executive Assistant/Deputy City Clerk, at 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, Washington, 98042 (please be sure to include your name and mailing address), or by email to kbates@covingtonwa.gov, or by testifying at the public hearing on November 24, 2020.

A hard copy of the 2021 Preliminary Operating and Capital Budget prepared by city staff is available at City Hall. Electronic copies are available to the public by request.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that agenda information will be posted by the Friday prior to the above meeting at Covington City Hall, and on the city’s web site: https://www.covingtonwa.gov/city_departments/executive/cityclerk/councilminutes.php

For further information, please contact Casey Parker, Finance Director at cparker@covingtonwa.gov or by phone at 253-480-2421.