This follows an executive session at the start of the meeting “to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and to review the performance of a public employee.”
The only public employee position the city council has direct authority over it the city manager.
This means current city manager Lyman Howard appears on his way out.
Howard’s departure has been rumored for months. At this point, it’s unclear if he is resigning or will be fired.
In a letter dated June 26 from Prothman Co of Issaquah, Greg Prothman outlines the terms of the contract to provide an interim city manager. Prothman already signed the letter.
The company provided city managers to other cities in Washington.
There is no guarantee the council will award the contract Monday. But it’s widely known Howard lost the support of a majority of the council.
Howard’s oversight of the council’s review of traffic concurrency and disagreements over the building moratorium are two of the topics at issue, but there are more.
On Tuesday, at yet another special meeting, the council will discuss Emergency Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Related to Transportation Concurrency and Level of Service. Also on Tuesday, an executive session is listed to interview candidates for public employment and further review of the performance of a public employee.