Shoreline City Manager update for week of Aug 25

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly Update for Week of 8/25/2014
By Debbie Tarry, Shoreline City Manager

Council Meetings.

August 25
·         Dinner Meeting – Council met Transportation Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton. The focus of the Dinner Meeting was 145th and specifically exploring opportunities to partner with WSDOT to fund the needed corridor improvements including the need to redo the 145th Interchange to make the light rail station project successful.
·         Business Meeting
o   Public Hearing on the Human Service Block Grant: Council held a public hearing and then voted to approve the 2015 Human Services and CDBG Funding and Contingency Plan.
o   Appointment of Planning Commissioner: Laura Mork was appointed to the Planning Commission.
o   Selection of the 185th Street Station Preferred Alternative to be Studied in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS): Council selected the preferred alternative to be studied in the FEIS. This map will be posted on the City’s website. Following the FEIS, the next steps will include review of the proposed 185th Subarea Plan by the Planning Commission later this fall to develop a final recommendation for the Council to consider in early 2015.  

September 1 – No Meeting (Labor Day)

RWD Assumption and Boundary Review Board Process
We were very pleased with the action of the King County BRB on Wednesday night. This week, August 28, is the Snohomish County BRB hearing. The agenda for the Snohomish County hearing is slightly different than how King County BRB did their process. In Snohomish County the opponents (Snohomish County, Olympic View, Woodway) are all individually allocated time for rebuttal. The City received a packet of materials from Snohomish County BRB reflecting the documents that they received between August 12 – 19.

AWC CityVision Magazine – Shoreline Featured
CityVision highlighted Shoreline’s environmental sustainability efforts in a feature article in the July/August issue. Mayor Winstead summed it up best when she said, "It all comes down to walking the talk, and that starts at city hall." 

Food Truck Thursdays in Ridgecrest
The first Food Truck Thursday on August 21 was a great success! Neighbors were able to sit at the newly painted picnic tables to get to know each other while munching on pizza. Attendance was better than anticipated and Streetzeria sold out of 150 pizzas by 7:20 p.m. We estimate that they could have sold at least 200. Congratulations to the Ridgecrest leaders who helped make this event successful. The schedule for the next three weeks is for 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:
·         August 28: Jemil's Big Easy - Seattle's best Cajun with Chef Jemil Aziz from New Orleans! Winner of 2012 AND 2013 Seattle Weekly's Reader's Choice Best Seattle Food Truck
·         September 4: Off the Rez - Native American inspired cuisine including Indian Tacos & frybread serving Seattle's streets!
·         September 11: The Sammich Truck - Born from a love of sandwiches and a passion to create the classics that everyone knows and loves.

Another Retirement
Ros Bird, Public Arts Coordinator, has notified Parks Director Dick Deal that she really is retiring on Wednesday, October 15. Ros has worked as extra-help in this capacity for the last seven years, usually 7 to 10 hours a week. Under her leadership our public art collections and focus have increased and helped to generate some community building events. We will miss her. Dick and I will be reviewing options on how we fill this need going forward.

Regional Transit Summit – September 12, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Councilmember Tom Rasmussen hosted a conference call early in the summer to discuss Seattle’s proposal for funding bus service, given the failure of King County’s Proposition 1. One action item that came from that call was the desire to hold a Regional Transit Summit. Mayor Murray and Councilmember Rasmussen would like the opportunity to discuss face-to-face how best to keep people moving throughout the region and to share with you a presentation that includes an analysis of recent transit measures and voters’ opinions on transit and its funding options.

This Week’s Calendar Items
·         August 28, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Committee of Elected Officials for RWD Assumption Transition, City Hall
·         August 28, 4 p.m., Snohomish County Boundary Review Board Hearing on RWD Assumption, Everett – Administration East Building, 3000 Rockefeller, Everett, WA 98201.


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