<br />February 5,_1980 - continued •
<br />REPORT FROM CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING ORDINANCES FROM OTHER CITIES ON.THE SALE OF
<br />PARAPHERNALIA ASSOCIATED WITH CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
<br />City Attorney John Wallace said the gist of his memorandum was that in all likelihood this was
<br />an area the City could regulate. He suggested they wait until .it is.seen what the State has
<br />done, and that'should be known within the next 30 days, after which.the Council could go forward
<br />with an ordinance regulating what they wanted to regulate. Councilman Carns commented that '
<br />there is a."bandwagon" effect occurring in the State of Washington on this subject and he would
<br />expect such an ordinance -could be passed and held to be constitutional, but he suggested it be
<br />continued until some date after.the State legislature has considered .it. Mrs. Leila E. Black
<br />of 5403 144th P1.. S.W., Edmonds, said she was very concerned about this, issue. She said in her
<br />neighborhood there are teenagers who are subjected to subtle.pressure on the use of drugs. She
<br />realized that paraphernalia was a minor issue.in the use of drugs and illegal substances but
<br />she said when"the sale of such paraphernalia is permitted it appears.that the use of drugs is
<br />condoned. She felt that.almost any child of school age would be able to identify this para-
<br />phernalia for what it is. She commented.that the people.who spoke at the last hearing on this
<br />were the man who sells the items and someone who is not a resident of Edmonds, and she said she
<br />had heard that they sell these things because'they have a low cash flow and this makes up for
<br />what they do not sell in records. Although she had a feeling for.the small businessman in
<br />Edmonds, she felt he could choose a better.item to sell to make up those differences rather
<br />than sell the paraphernalia items, feeling -that the sale of the paraphernalia presents another
<br />subtle pressure to give into drugs. She.also felt some support should be shown for those young
<br />people who are trying to stand up to such pressures, and.that the legislature should be supported
<br />in their efforts regarding this issue. Mrs. Black said she is not.a public speaker and that it
<br />was difficult for her to do so, but her.earnestness was compelling and Mayor Harrison commended
<br />her on some well chosen remarks, and several.Counci.l members also..responded. Councilwoman
<br />Childers stated that most of the Council..agreed.that this is an .important area for consideration
<br />and-:they::all.,:were,concerned, but they just wanted to get enough information to get a workable,
<br />viable ordinance --something that would work for the citizens of Edmonds. Maryanne Carnes.of
<br />Langley, Washington, said she is a lobbyist for the State PTSA, and she was present to find out
<br />what Edmonds was going to do regarding this issue. She felt the bill in the legislature was a
<br />good one, if not necessarily perfect. She requested a copy of the City Attorney's report,
<br />feeling it could be helpful to her effort. A copy was given to.her. Councilman Carns expressed
<br />the hope that the City of Edmonds would pass an ordinace'that would severely restrict the sale
<br />of drug paraphernalia. COUNCILMAN GOULD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN NORDQUIST, THAT THE CITY
<br />ATTORNEY PROVIDE ON MARCH 18, 1980 A PROPOSED ORDINANCE RESTRICTING THE SALE OF PARAPHERNALIA
<br />ASSOCIATED WITH THE SALE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. MOTION CARRIED.
<br />There was no further business to come before the Council, and the meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.
<br />IRENE VARNEY MORAN, ty Clerk
<br />February 11, 1980 - Special Meeting
<br />.-HARVE,H.�HARRISON, Mayor
<br />A special meeting of the Edmonds City Council was called to order at 8:05 p.m. by Mayor Harve
<br />Harrison in the Council Chambers of the Edmonds Civic Center. All present joined in the flag
<br />Harve Harrison, Mayor
<br />Jo -Anne Childers
<br />Bill Kasper
<br />Katherine Allen
<br />John Nordquist
<br />Ray Gould
<br />Larry Naughten
<br />CONSENT AGENDA
<br />STAFF PRESENT
<br />Charles Dibble, M.A.A.
<br />Fred Herzberg, Public Works Director
<br />Jim Adams, City Engineer
<br />John LaTourelle; Planning Consultant
<br />Mary Lou Block, Acting Planning'Div. Mgr.
<br />Irene Varney Moran, City Clerk
<br />Jack Weinz, Fire Chief
<br />Felix deMello, Buildings & Grounds Supt.
<br />Jim Murphy, City Attorney
<br />Jackie Parrett, Deputy City Clerk
<br />MOTION: Items (C) and--(F) were removed from the Consent Agenda. COUNCILMAN GOULD MOVED, SECONDED BY
<br />COUNCILMAN NAUGHTEN, TO APPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE CONSENT AGENDA. MOTION CARRIED. The approved
<br />items on the Consent Agenda included the following:
<br />(A) Roll call.
<br />(B) Approval of Minutes of February 5, 1980.
<br />(D) Passage of Resolution 460,setting date of March 4, 1980 for hearing on vacation of a
<br />portion of 98th Ave. W., north of SR'104, adjacent to Robin Hood Lanes Bowling Alley.
<br />(E) Adoption of Ordinance 2117, amending 1980 Salary Ordinance.