The two new council members have experience on city commissions and in community leadership, and will serve until Nov. 2023.
Sammamish resident Ryika Hooshangi (R) will challenge incumbent Sen. Manka Dhingra (D) for the seat in November.
The council voted on July 5 to switch to a less expensive approach to managing traffic, preventing those standards from stopping development.
They argued that the dams have had a disastrous impact on the Chinook salmon population, as well as other species that rely on salmon for food.
Clark is the youngest and first openly LGBTQ mayor in city history, while Lam is the first Asian American.
WhatsApp messages and interviews revealed that former city manager Dave Rudat allowed his daughter to access and share confidential city information multiple times.
Pam Stuart, who served on the council from Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2021, was appointed by King County Council to fill Ken Gamblin’s vacated seat.
Moran said that recent lost votes to the current council majority led to her decision.
Malchow pointed to conflicts between her family life and her work on the council to explain why she is leaving.
MacColl will serve for the next nine months, until a new permanent city manager is found.