City Council Meeting Roundup | November 16, 2021
Posted on 11/21/2021
Newcastle City HallThe Newcastle City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 16. If you missed watching it live, you can always see videos of past Council and Commission meetings, which are generally posted the following business day.

Here are the highlights from last week’s meetingSee the Agenda Packet for additional information and documentation.

Update on King County Council Appointment to City Council
We learned that the King County Council would hold a special meeting on Monday, November 22, with a motion to appoint a qualified candidate to the City's Position 4 vacancy. (UPDATE: The King County Council has appointed Chris Villasenor to this seat. Join us in welcoming him!)

Staffing Update
The City's Senior Accountant, Chris Shoemaker will be leaving Newcastle to take a position with the City of Seattle. Thank you for everything you've done for the City, Chris! You'll be missed.

Property Tax Levy
The Council adopted Ordinance 637 (the property tax levy) as amended to forgo a 1% increase in 2022, instead banking that increase for possible future use.

The Council held discussion about the proposed 2022 budget. You can explore the proposed budget online

Other items of note
Happy 11th birthday to Councilmember Sherlock's daughter! Thank you for lending us your mother on an important evening for you. We're grateful to all the partners and family members of our councilmembers, and we appreciate the time you all give to helping make Newcastle a better place.

Do you want your City Councilmembers to know your preferences and opinions on City issues? You can always email them directly at [email protected], or you can submit public comment, either live at a Council Meeting or by writing to the City Clerk at [email protected].
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