Repeal of Edmonds Safe Gun Storage Act among council committee agenda items for July 12

Included in the Tuesday July 12 agendas for discussion by the three Edmonds City Council committees is the repeal of the city’s hotly contested gun storage and unauthorized use ordinance, which has been invalidated by the courts.

Proposed by then City Council President Mike Nelson in July 2018, Ordinance 4120 was later signed into law by a 5-to-1 vote of council. The passing of the ordinance set the stage for a flurry of lawsuits, rulings and appeals pitting gun rights advocates against the city. Opponents argued the order was illegal, in that it violated Washington state’s pre-emptive law (RCW 9.41.290), which gives the state exclusive authority over firearm regulation. statewide fire.

In a unanimous decision in April 2022, the Washington State Supreme Court denied the city’s motion to overturn last year’s Court of Appeals decision that effectively struck down the order.

A proposal to repeal the ordinance is before the council’s public safety, planning, social services and staff committee, which starts at 4.30pm on Tuesday. Committee meetings are working sessions for Board members and staff, with no public commentary.

The full agendas for the three committee meetings are as follows:

Public Safety, Planning, Human Services and Personnel Committee
4:30 p.m.

1. Administrative services job descriptions
2. New Public Records Associate Position
3. Public Records Specialist Job Application
4. Police Cadet Station
5. Revised Public Information Officer Job Description
6. Repeal of Secure Gun Storage and Related Laws After Washington Supreme Court Preemption Grounds Ruling

FFinance Committee
5:30 p.m.

1. Job conversions at 1.0 FTE for Domestic Violence Coordinator and Parking Enforcement positions
2. Business Improvement District – Collections Update
3. 2020 audit follow-up actions
4. Update of the integrated management software package (ERP)
5. Monthly financial report for May 2022

PArches and Public Works Commission
7:30 p.m.

1. Oktoberfest Event Agreement
2. Interlocal Agreement City of Lynnwood/Meadowdale Park 2022 Expenditure Request for Meadowdale Playfield
3. Parks, Recreation, Cultural Arts and Human Services Department – ​​Q2 Report

Staff and Board members are attending committee meetings virtually, and members of the public are encouraged to attend in the same way.
If members of the public cannot access virtual committee meetings with their personal devices, a monitor is provided on City Council committee evenings from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the City Council conference room at the hotel of Town of Edmonds, 121 5th Ave. .NOT

To attend this meeting virtually, click or paste the following Zoom meeting link into a web browser using a computer or smartphone:
https://zoom.us/j/95798484261. Or join us by phone: US: +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 957 9848 4261.

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