Snoqualmie council to hold Salish retreat for deep-dive of issues

The Snoqualmie City Council will hold a day-long priority-setting session at its annual retreat, set for Monday, March 7, at the Salish Lodge and Spa.
Topics include the city’s six-year financial forecast, a possible change from an annual to biennial budget process, a future infrastructure bond and a review of the city’s options for garbage and recycling services.
The yearly retreat agenda is reserved for larger city issues that may take several hours to discuss and cannot be covered during regular council meetings.
While no formal actions are taken, “it allows time for us to delve deeply into agenda topics and leave with a road map to address them in the coming months and year,” said Council Member Kathi Prewitt. “The benefit is that elected officials, administration, and department directors can concentrate on strategies to resolve key issues confronting the city.”
The event costs about $8,000.
The council hired Animal Wisdom Leadership consultant Rachel Dexheimer to manage the retreat and provide follow-up to help ideas be implemented.

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