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EDMONDS CITY COUNCIL <br />SPECIAL VIRTUAL ONLINE MEETING <br />APPROVED MINUTES <br />May 18, 2021 <br />ELECTED OFFICIALS PRESENT STAFF PRESENT <br />Mike Nelson, Mayor Scott Passey, City Clerk <br />Susan Paine, Council President <br />Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Councilmember <br />Kristiana Johnson, Councilmember <br />Luke Distelhorst, Councilmember <br />Diane Buckshnis, Councilmember <br />Vivian Olson, Councilmember <br />Laura Johnson, Councilmember <br />1. CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE <br />The Edmonds City Council special virtual online meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Nelson. <br />INTERVIEWS FOR APPOINTMENT TO CITY BOARD OR COMMISSION <br />1. INTERVIEW CANDIDATE FOR BOARD/COMMISSION <br />Council President Paine described the procedures for the interview and Councilmembers introduced <br />themselves. Councilmembers interviewed Richard Kuehn (responses in italics): <br />Councilmember Distelhorst: I'm curious if there is a Planning Board issue or topic that you are passionate <br />about. I cannot pick just one. In my line of work, much of which is demographics, there is so much growth <br />happening in Edmonds, the Pacific Northwest and the west coast. I am interested in the process and <br />ensuring I am pragmatic in my approach and bringing in as much information as I can. I like looking at <br />problems and ensuring we get the solution right. <br />Councilmember Fraley-Monillas: I am aware of the work you and your wife have done regarding ADA <br />accessible playgrounds. The viewpoint of ADA accessibility is lacking on the Planning Board; accessibility <br />is not just related to children but all adults. I have a six year old son with cerebral palsy. Prior to six years <br />ago, I did not notice the nuances that effect people with disabilities. I see them now, not just how they affect <br />ray family and my son. The ADA accessible Seaview playground does not mean it is accessible to everyone. <br />That is a perspective I can bring to the Planning Board. Being part of that community, I see what it means <br />not only to have a son with special needs but how other families are affected. Councilmember Fraley- <br />Monillas: Walking around Edmonds you see things like tables blocking sidewalks, etc., nuances that able- <br />bodied people may not see. <br />Special Edmonds City Council Approved Minutes <br />May 18, 2021 <br />Page 1 <br />