College Place City Council members are William Jenkins, Alexander Scott, Marge Nyhagen, Bernie Yanke, Mayor Rick Newby, Larry Dickerson, Steve Dickerson and David Beamer. With Nyhagen absent Monday, the board voted as follows:
Lobbyist: Approved agreement for city to join with Port of Walla Walla, city of Walla Walla and possibly Walla Walla County to hire lobbyist for year-round representation in Olympia to assist in advocating for local and regional capital projects. Jenkins, Scott, Yanke, Larry Dickerson and Beamer, yes; Steve Dickerson, no.
Hearing examiner: Presentation by Kathy Bowman, city planner, on establishment of hearing examiner system to conduct quasi-judicial hearings on matter such as variance requests, zoning amendments, appeals of administrative decisions and other matters currently handled by local bodies. Following discussion, council directed staff to continue preparing information and ordinance for future consideration.