Gov Watch: LFP Neighborhood Advisory Committee Letter Sent To Mayor/Council
Mayor Jeff Johnson
City of Lake Forest Park November 7, 2017
Recently you announced that by this Thursday, November 9, you will name a Neighborhood Advisory Committee to you and to the LFP Council. Other than announcing the general goal of injecting broad neighborhood input into subarea planning, no specific criteria have yet been announced for choosing and serving on the advisory committee. GovWatch would like to suggest that you consider adding the following criteria to those you may already have created, as you continue to refine this somewhat hurried inauguration of an important asset. Moreover, we urge you to continue your ongoing effort to improve the City’s communication with citizens by making your selection criteria public.
Essential Criteria for Appointing a Neighborhood Advisory Committee to the LFP Council
● Defined neighborhoods, including a map clearly marking neighborhood boundaries, with neighborhood names.
● Size of advisory committee, and number of neighborhoods each advisor shall represent.
● Term of service.
● Application process that is clearly defined and communicated.
● Support of neighbors; for example, require application to contain signatures of at least a dozen voters in the neighborhood.
● Duties and obligations of each advisory member; for example:
o Reside in neighborhood represented.
o Attend meetings.
o Consult with and report back to neighborhoods.
● Number, frequency and time of meetings.
Best wishes for success,
LPF Gov Watch – PO Box 65055 , Lake Forest Park, WA 98155-9998
Myra Gamburg, Chair ● Diem Pham, Treasurer