The City of Snoqualmie holds transparency to be one of its highest values. The city makes ongoing efforts to expand and improve its open government opportunities for the public to share insight and opinions.
There are many ways for the public to learn more about what’s going on and contribute to the future of Snoqualmie.
Open Public Meetings
All city meetings are open to the public. Not only is this is accordance with Chapter 42.30 of the Revised Code of Washington, it is the hope of the City Council and administration that residents become involved and contribute ideas. Please check the city calendar for listings for Council, Commission, Commission, and Board meetings, as well as postings for City Council workshops.
- Check the city calendar for city meeting dates and events
- Watch City Council meetings live streamed on YouTube.
- Volunteer to be on a committee, commission or board.
- Attend the annual Citizens Academy to learn how your city government runs.
- Stay connected through social media and City e-News.
The public is invited to make comments at the beginning of each City Council meeting (at approximately 7 p.m.) about anything that is not on that meeting’s agenda. This is a great way for residents and business owners to express what they feel is going well in Snoqualmie and what could be improved. Come and introduce yourself! The City also takes comment at public hearings, which are posted on the city calendar. You can also sign up for Notify Me to be notified of Council meetings and public hearings.
A public hearing may be a formal meeting for receiving testimony from the public at-large on a local issue or proposed government action. Testimony from both sides of an issue is taken for public record. Public hearings are required to be noticed at least 24 hours in advance. The community is encouraged to subscribe to Notify Me to receive notices.
Public documents -- such as meeting minutes, budget information, and department documents -- are available in the Document Center. The goal is to make documents and records readily available and easily accessible for the public.
Public Records Requests
A public record is any state or local record relating to the conduct of government or the performance of a governmental function, and which is prepared or retained by any state or local agency. Learn more about public records request procedures.