City Council

2020 City Council group photo with City Admin and attorney

(back row l-r): Interim City Attorney Mary Lynn Macsalka, Tim Barnes, Brian Wong, JD Mangat, Tonya Briggs, City Administrator Fritz Sprague   (front row l-r): Chelsea Behanna, Mayor Jamie Harkins, Mayor Pro Tem Stephanie Walton

City Council Meetings (1)

Oct. 26, 2020, City Council Workshop
5:30pm held electronically; no in-person option.

Ways to connect for City Council Workshop
• View the meeting on your computer:
• Call in to Listen. Available beginning 5:25pm: 253-215-8782 or 877-853-5257 and when prompted, enter meeting ID: 823 1100 6133 (workshop) and 841 3558 5540 (special meeting)
• Watch on Comcast Channel 8 or 881
• Stream live or watch recorded meeting at


The Lafayette City Council serves as the community’s legislative body, enacting ordinances, appropriating funds to conduct city business, and providing policy direction for city governance through the city administrator.

About the Lafayette City Council

The Council consists of seven members who are elected on a non-partisan basis in odd-numbered years. Terms are staggered so the Council always consists of experienced members. Four seats must be filled each election year. The three councilors with the highest number of votes serve four-year terms and the fourth receives a two-year term.


The mayor and mayor pro-tem are selected by the City Council for two-year terms. Under provisions of the Lafayette City Charter, Council has the power to appoint the city administrator, city attorney, municipal court judge, city treasurer, and chief of police.


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  1. Agendas & Minutes
  2. Members
  3. Resources

Agenda and minutes are available prior to the meetings. Draft minutes are also available.