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Mayor Tom Scribner
Mayor Pro Tempore Steve Moss
Council Member Yazmin Bahena
Council Member Riley Clubb
Council Member Myron Huie
Council Member Ted Koehler - East Ward
Council Member Susan Nakonieczny - West Ward

City Council members are elected by Walla Walla city voters for four-year terms. The City is divided into four wards: North, South, East and West with three members elected at-large. The Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are selected by the City Council for a two-year term.

The Council is the legislative governing body for the City. They set policies, adopt ordinances and the annual budget, levy taxes, approve contracts and appoint city advisory boards, commissions and committees and the City Manager and City Attorney.

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Live Broadcast of City Council Work Sessions and Meetings

Due to the continued restrictions on public meetings, the July 6 Work Session and July 8, 2020 Council meeting will be held electronically. Members of the public may view the live video stream of the meetings through this page, may attend the meeting by using this link: July 6, 2020 Work Session or by phoning 253-215-8782 meeting ID 841 0731 5824#  for the meeting.

For general public comments relating to City business, please send an email to khill@wallawallawa.gov prior to the regular City Council meeting at 6:20 p.m. on July 8. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented emergency.

Click below to hear live broadcasts of City Council work sessions and meetings. Work sessions are held at 4 p.m. on Mondays during the same week as the regular Council meeting. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (except November and December). Tune into this video stream during those times to hear proceedings.

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Please visit the City of Walla Walla Public Meetings Vimeo showcase to access all recorded City Council meetings.

Meeting schedule

The City Council meets at City Hall, 15 N. 3rd Ave., at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. In November and December, the Council meets on the first and third Wednesdays

Proceedings

  • Mayor calls the meeting to order.

  • Presentations and Communications, for items such as proclamations and certificates.

  • Mayor asks for public comments on items not on that evening’s agenda.

  • Consent items include minutes, bid awards, licenses. These items are acted on with a single vote.

  • Active items require Council’s formal action. Resolutions express Council’s policies or authorize the signing of agreements. Ordinances, more formal than resolutions, set the law for the city. Each item is discussed and voted on individually. If interested, the public may speak on individual items (unless it is a closed-record public hearing).

  • During Council Member Meeting Reports, they tell each other about meetings they have attended since the last regular Council meeting.

  • Unfinished and New Business includes reports from the City Manager and new issues raised by the Council or City Manager.

  • During Executive Session, the Council meets behind closed doors to discuss personnel, collective bargaining, real estate matters, or litigation.