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About Tumwater City Council

The Tumwater City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, Washington. See map. This is a formal Council meeting for the purpose of conducting official City business and includes public comments; public hearings; presentations; the adoption of ordinances and resolutions, contracts, agreements, and budgets. The City Council has adopted Rules of Procedure to assist in the orderly conduct of Council business. These meetings are generally televised locally.

Tumwater City Council Meeting Schedule 

Council Meetings
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers 
Tumwater City Hall
555 Israel Road SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
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Council Worksessions  
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 
Tumwater Fire Department Headquarters Training Room
311 Israel Road SW
Tumwater, WA 98501

Council/Committee Meeting Schedule

There are four standing subcommittees of the Tumwater City Council. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall and are open to the public. Meeting dates and times vary.  Please see Council Committees for current members and information or the City Calendar for scheduled meetings.

Public Meetings

All meetings are open to the public, except when the Council adjourns into executive session, as provided by law, or when Council is legally allowed to meet in closed session. 

Meeting Agendas

The City Council meeting agenda and supporting documents will be posted to the website the Friday afternoon before the Tuesday Council meeting. Please note that some agenda items may take some time to download depending on the file size.  For meeting records older than the current year, please access those records from the Tumwater Records Center.

Agendas and supporting documents are available on the City website under each meeting type and from the City calendar. You can also sign up for e-Notifications to get Council and Worksession meeting agendas and other City news delivered to your Inbox! 

Council Meetings

Council Worksessions

Council Committees

Public Participation 

Citizens are encouraged to express their opinions on any matter within the Council's authority. Oral presentations and written communications are both appropriate methods of expression during public meetings. Written communications may be directed to the City Council at City Hall or sent by email to council@ci.tumwater.wa.us.

If you want to address an issue that is scheduled for a public hearing, plan to attend the Council meeting and speak during the hearing; if you want to speak to another issue, sign up at the meeting or make yourself known during the “public comment” period held early in each Council meeting.

During the public comment period, speakers must step to the lectern located at the front of the room, and state their name and address for the record. Speakers are asked to limit their remarks to no more than three minutes, or no more than five minutes when presenting the official position of a recognized organization. Learn more about Attending a City Council Meeting.

Meeting Recordings and Minutes

Audio recordings are made of each City Council meeting. Written minutes summarizing each meeting are also produced and published to the website after review and approval by the Council. 

Accommodations

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations are provided upon request, with reasonable, adequate notice. Contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@ci.tumwater.wa.us or call (360) 754-4130.