Everett City Council Meetings To Stay Remote, Move To Zoom Platform

September 13, 2021

Everett Government

logoGiven the recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant in-person meetings of the Everett City Council will likely not be coming back anytime soon.

To make the experience better for the community and those who are either presenting to the city council or commenting, the City of Everett, Washington has decided to begin using the Zoom platform for the weekly meetings. Here’s more about the change.

The City of Everett’s remote city council meetings will be moving from Microsoft Teams to the Zoom platform beginning Sept. 15.

“As we consider and prepare for meetings to be conducted in person again someday, we want to continue to offer options for the community to participate virtually,” said Council President Brenda Stonecipher. “Zoom’s platform offers a more user-friendly experience for the community and Council members to interact and share information.”

With this new platform, there will be a new process for providing public comment. Those wishing to speak and provide comment on an agenda item should follow these steps:

  1. Sign up online and receive a Zoom link and phone number to the meeting.
  2. Fill out the online form at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Forms submitted after that time will not receive the Zoom link and number to speak, but may still share comments by emailing them to Council@everettwa.gov.

To participate in the Everett City Council Meetings and not provide comment, the public has the following options:

  1. Telephone: Call 425-616-3920, conference ID 724 887 726#. Phone lines will be muted and callers are asked to remain muted during the meeting.
  2. Broadcast/Stream: Watch via Everett Channel on channel 21 on Xfinity, channel 29 on Frontier, or streamed live at everettwa.gov/citycouncil.

The council meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. except the fourth Wednesday of each month, which takes place at 12:30 p.m.

For more information or assistance with the online form, visit everettwa.gov/citycouncil.



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