Notice of City Council Public Hearing October 13 re:  Interim Land Use Regulations

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Chapter 35A.63.220 of the Revised Code of Washington, the Covington City Council will a hold a public hearing regarding the renewal and extension of Ordinance No. 07-2020, which imposed interim land use regulations associated with the provision of on-site recreation space for new multifamily development in the Downtown zones by amending Covington Municipal Code 18.35.005, Applicability. The City Council’s public hearing will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m., and 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 October 1, 2020. This notice was issued prior to October 1, 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 meetings. Furthermore, even if Governor Inslee’s Proclamation is not extended, the city council and staff will still participate in the meetings telephonically and virtually. 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 meetings for the most up to date information regarding how citizens may participate in these meetings: https://covingtonwa.gov/.
The purpose of this public hearing is for the City Council to receive comments from the public, both written and oral, regarding the renewal and extension of the above described Ordinance No. 07-2020, which was adopted by the City Council on May 26, 2020.

All persons desiring to comment may do so in writing to Krista Bates, 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 October 13, 2020.

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 Gina Estep, Community Development Director, at gestep@covingtonwa.gov or by phone at 253-480-2441.