Commissions & Advisory Groups
Many local governments offer opportunities for citizen involvement in the form of volunteer service on advisory commissions, boards, and task forces. Citizen advisory groups are unique vessels for engaging in government and provide Woodinville residents with direct opportunities to make recommendations to the City Council on civic matters. The City of Woodinville has a long-standing tradition of promoting commissions, boards, and task forces to engage the community and strengthen the bond between operations inside and outside of City Hall.
The information in this section details Commissions and Boards currently established by City Council.
The Planning Commission is one of several ways in which the community can engage and provide input in Woodinville. It is a seven-member advisory board that reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on a variety of topic areas, including land use, long-range planning, capital project planning, and commercial development.
The Public Spaces Commission is one of several ways in which the community can engage and provide input in Woodinville. The Commission consists of a seven-member advisory board that advises the City Council on matters related to creating great public spaces by way of parks, recreation, trees, art, and City right-of-way.
The Independent Investigation Team (IIT) investigates the use of deadly force by a police officer when it results in death, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm, as required by Washington’s Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act. The goal is to enhance accountability and increase trust between law enforcement and the community.
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is established by law to review applications for funding from lodging taxes collected by the City, and to make recommendations to the City Council on those applications and related lodging tax issues.