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Committee for Citizen Involvement Minutes

July 18, 2017
6 p.m.

Attendees: Jerry Andersen, Laurie Swanson, Rick Cook, Barbara Smolak, Marlo Dean, Susan Nielsen

Staff: Katie Wilson

Visitors: Karen Bjorklund and Steve Graeper

Jerry called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

Approval of July Meeting Minutes:
Jerry called for a motion to approve the June meeting minutes. Rick moved to approve the June meeting minutes, Marlo 2nd, approval was unanimous.

Public Comment

Community Awards
The committee briefly discussed options to offer awards to recognize volunteerism in the county. It was decided to hold this topic over until the next meeting when Joe Mazzara could attend as this was an issue he brought to the group and should be included in the discussion.

Election of new officers
The group requested Katie create a survey to collect nominations and then a survey for the group to vote for their new officers.

Letter to the BCC
The group agreed the letter regarding CCI recommendations for CPO eligibility for county funded SLAPP Liability Protection was complete and ready to be submitted to the BCC.

Karen Bjorklund arrived after the public comment period so Jerry offered her an opportunity to use her 3 minutes to share information and ask questions regarding this issue. Karen let the group know the CPO Summit had not had an opportunity to see the letter and asked if the group would like to hold off finalizing the letter so the CPO Summit group could contribute. The group decided it was better to keep the 2 groups separate and to provide separate letters to the BCC.

Community Leaders Meeting
Katie let the group know staff is working to finalize dates for the next 2 Community Leaders Meetings. There has been interest in having discussion about code enforcement as well as the county legislative agenda. These topics will be the main presentations of the upcoming meetings. Staff is working to get these meetings on a regular schedule. The group had a brief discussion about the role of CCI at these meetings and the importance of these issues. The group also agreed to brainstorm topics for future Community Leaders Meetings.


Action Items:

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Next regular meeting: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.

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