Council Meeting Calendars
The Council holds committee meetings, formal public hearings and public meet at various times every week. To confirm meeting schedules and agendas, please call 425-388-3494 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Webcasts
Select Council Webcasts to preview all County Council meeting and hearing schedules and agendas, and view live and archived Council meetings.
Most Council meetings are held in the Henry M. Jackson Board Room, 8th Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building (County Administration Building East), Everett.
Appearance of Fairness Doctrine
Why can’t County Council members talk to constituents about local land use issues (except in a formal public hearing)?
The appearance of fairness doctrine restricts county council members from discussing the merits of certain types of land use matters that will or could be heard by the council on appeal from the county Hearing Examiner.
In hearing such land use appeals, the county council acts in a quasi-judicial capacity, that is like a court, and the council is therefore required to follow certain Constitutional due-process rules. Specifically, the courts have ruled that discussions about a pending case should occur only at a formal public hearing where all interested parties have an equal opportunity to participate. Citizens, however, are welcome to discuss any issue with the county council’s staff. Please call 425-388-3494.