County council hearings to be held in evening on first, third Tuesdays in March and April

Hearings will begin at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays during those two months

VANCOUVER — The Clark County Council will change its hearing schedule for the months of March and April. Hearings will begin at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays during those two months.

Council hearings currently are held at 10 a.m. most Tuesdays, except for the first Tuesday of the month, when they are held at 6 p.m.

Hearings will continue to be held in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

More frequent evening hearings will allow for greater public involvement since many people work during the day making it a challenge to attend hearings. Additionally, the council is updating the schedule to more fully embrace the change in the role of the councilors as called for in the county charter.

“This will be a trial period to see how the new schedule works,” said Council Chair Eileen Quiring. “At the end of April, the council will discuss the schedule and decide whether to make this change permanent.”

The council’s weekly meeting, known as council time, will remain at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Most council work sessions also will continue to be scheduled on Wednesday mornings.

Information about council meeting schedules and documents are available on the county website, www.clark.wa.gov/council-meetings.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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