Lake Forest Park City Council Town Hall meeting Thursday

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lake Forest Park City Council Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00pm

The Lake Forest Park City Council is hosting its first Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 5th at Lake Forest Park City Hall. Gathering and refreshments begin at 6:30pm. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.

Lake Forest Park City Councilmembers say "It is your opportunity to hear about Council Initiatives for 2015/2016. We look forward to hearing your questions and comments. We are excited for this opportunity to hear from you directly in an informal meeting."

The purpose of these meetings is to brief the public on four policy areas the Council will be working on during the year, with plenty of opportunity for input on these and other topics that may be on peoples' minds. The four areas are:

  •     Steam Restoration
  •     Transportation
  •     Strategic Planning
  •     Community Vitality  

Two other town hall meetings are planned for the year.


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Former Shorewood student makes music video in honor of Seahawks Super Bowl

Former Shorewood student, 23 year old Daniel Nguyen (stage name J. Crispy) has made a Seahawks Super Bowl video.  



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Shoreline 2014 Real Estate Year in Review

By Lella Norberg, Broker

The Shoreline housing market continued to be strong, posting increased number of sales and higher average price over 2013. 


Sellers are benefiting from strong demand, rising housing prices and low inventory.




Lella Norberg is a Shoreline resident and a licensed broker with Windermere Real Estate in Shoreline. She can be contacted at her webpage.

Click images to enlarge.


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The Vagina Monologues at Shoreline Community College


Shoreline Community College theater participates in the annual celebration of V-Day with its production of award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. 

The play is based on V-Day Founder/ playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Over the past fifteen years, V-Day's grassroots activists have proven that, when offered the support and tools to end violence against women in a creative way, they will eagerly embrace the opportunity.

Proceeds from the production will be donated to New Beginnings Women's Shelter.

Performances for TVM will take place February 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm.

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets  
General Admission:  $10
Seniors, Non-SCC students:  $8
SCC Students:  $6
Nominal charge for parking on campus

**Please, no admittance for those under 16 years of age

Shoreline Community College Theater
16101 Greenwood Ave N.
1600 Bldg. Theater (maps)
Shoreline WA,  98133

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Ballinger Neighborhood meeting Monday to meet new school superintendent


Join us for BALNA's February neighborhood meeting with
special guest speaker Shoreline School Superintendent Rebecca Miner

Monday, February 2, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lake Forest Park Montessori Gym
(19935 19th Ave NE, Shoreline)


Come meet Superintendent Miner and learn more about her vision for our Shoreline schools.
Then stay to hear what BALNA is working on for 2015. 


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City to hold public meeting for Westminster Triangle re planned development at Aurora Square



Shoreline staff as well as developers for planned projects at the sites of the former Denny's and China Buffet in Aurora Square will hold an informational meeting for neighbors on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 7-8:30pm at the ICHS Medical and Dental Clinic at 16549 Aurora.



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ADHD: How to Prepare for College Before You Go


Eastside CHADD, Tuesday, February 17, 7-9pm, Evergreen Healthcare

Join college disability support directors and staff to "Learn How to Prepare for College BEFORE the First Day of Class."

How does college differ from the K-12 educational system? What can students learn now to prepare for the independent college learning environment? How do I qualify for support services at the college level? What support services are available in college?

Join Bree Callahan, UW Support Services Director, Al Souma, Counselor, Seattle Central College, Nina Parker-Cohen, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and UW Learning Specialist, and moderator Barbara Bennett, M.A., Educational Therapist, in this interactive presentation to prepare for success after high school.

Teens are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

Doors open at 6:30pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 7:00pm
CHADD Members - Free; Non-Members: Suggested Donation - $5

Evergreen Healthcare (Formerly Evergreen Hospital Medical Center), Surgery and Physicians Center, 12040 NE 128th St, Kirkland, WA 98034, Room TAN 100 (downstairs). 425-899-1000

Driving Directions

From Southbound I-405
Take the NE 124th Street exit (exit 20). 
Turn left onto NE 124th Street.
 Turn left at the second light onto 124th Avenue NE.
 Take the next right, onto 120th Ave NE.
 Go up the hill and turn right onto NE 130th Lane.
 Follow the signs to the parking garage.
 Park and follow the signs to the Evergreen Surgery and Physicians Center.

From Bothell Way
Continue on Bothell Way into Kenmore. Turn right onto 68th Ave NE and get in the left lane. Turn left at the light onto NE 170th / Simonds Rd NE. Continue on Simonds Rd NE to the end and turn right on 100th Ave NE. About one mile later turn left on NE 132nd St. Just after you go under I-405, turn right onto Totem Lake Blvd NE, then left on NE 128th St into the hospital complex. There is a parking garage next to the hospital.

For more information contact Joseph Massucco 206-384-6528.

Eastside CHADD covers all of North King County, including Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. Support and information for families and individuals living with ADHD.


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Jersey Mike's reopens after car crashes through windows

Steve Berry, owner of Jersey Mike's Subs in Aurora Village, reports that his shop was reopened, with some limitations, after a 15 year old student driver crashed through the front windows. (see previous story).

Steve expects that the store will be completely repaired in 3-4 weeks.

He has been in contact with the family of the young driver.

"We are inviting them in to serve them lunch once the store is open again. We realize this must be traumatic for the young driver and want to convey that it’s ok and that the most important thing is that everyone is all right."


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Free small business counseling first and third Thursdays

Free counseling for small business from the Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) is offered the first and third Thursday of every month in the small meeting room of the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St.

Call 206-362-7550 to schedule an appointment between 10am and 3pm, or visit the Shoreline Library's Information Desk.

SCORE is a non-profit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.


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Shorewood boys tromp on Lynnwood Friday night

Jordan Muir-Keung was a standout
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood boys' basketball team was victorious in Friday night's game against Lynnwood, winning with a final score of 78 to 56.

Thunderbird guard Jordan Muir-Keung had a tremendous night, scoring 20 points in the victory. Jordon's effort was noted in Saturday's Seattle Times sports blog. Jordan is a senior and has worn the number 0 during his high school basketball career.  
 



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Shorecrest Boys Beat Meadowdale 53-38

The Shorecrest boys basketball team made mincemeat of Meadowdale Friday night, mangling the Mavericks by a 53-38 count.

Versatile senior Brantle Harris brought the energy and his complete floor game that sparked the Scots, along with his ten points.

Drew Magaoay returned from a turned ankle earlier in the week to lead the scoring with 18.  Tobyn Lawson nailed a long pair of threes to go along with his 12 points.


Meadowdale       6     10     8     14     38
Shorecrest         14      8    17    17     53


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Photo: Show your colors

Friday, January 30, 2015

Photo by Steven H. Robinson


This 12th Man home at 174th and 10th NE was decorated for Christmas - and the Seahawks made it possible to keep the lights on!


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Aurora Corridor construction update - roadway work



Construction Update
Updated January 26, 2015 
Roadway Work

New curb, gutter, and sidewalk construction and irrigation/landscaping work will continue along Aurora between N 200th Street and north of N 205th Street. Concrete driveways will continue to be constructed on Aurora from N 198th Street north, including the side streets. Retaining wall work will continue on N 200th Street. Roadway excavation and grading will continue north of N 205th Street to SR-104. There will be work on the signals and street lighting at N 205th.

During this time, the southbound direction of Aurora and the affected side streets may be restricted to one lane during the daytime non-commute hours to perform any of the work above, weather permitting.

Utility Work

Seattle City Light, Comcast, and Frontier will continue installation of their systems from N 192nd Street to N 200th Street. This work converts the utilities from aerial to underground lines.


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Shoreline Christian School Open House


Shoreline Christian School will host an all-grades open house on February 19th at 6:30pm.

Come tour the facility, meet with the faculty, and hear from current students about their experience. 

In the elementary school, art and performances by students will celebrate great literature. High school students will host a school information fair with displays on the various academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities available at Shoreline Christian. High school students and faculty will also engage in a town hall conversation about the role of high school in the 21st century.

Shoreline Christian School has been helping students develop their unique, God-given gifts and abilities in Shoreline and north Seattle for over 60 years. Founded in 1952, SCS partners with parents and churches to provide an academically-rigorous program grounded in Christian faith for children from preschool through grade 12. With a small average class size, children benefit from the individual attention they need to succeed.

Students have the opportunity to take art, music, foreign language, and advanced math and science courses, alongside a multitude of athletics and extracurricular activities.


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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray hears appeal from local community health center leader

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash), (center), met with International Community Health Services CEO Teresita Batayola (left) and Yakima Neighborhood Health Services CEO Anita Monoian on Jan. 21 to discuss protecting federal funding for the nation's community health centers.


U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) met with International Community Health Services (ICHS) CEO Teresita Batayola and Anita Monoian, CEO of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, last week in Washington, D.C. (Jan. 21) to discuss continued funding for the nation's community health centers.

The focus of the meeting was the impending "Health Center Funding Cliff," a term that refers to the end of the mandatory funding of Community Health Centers (CHCs), as provided by the Affordable Care Act, at the end of fiscal year 2015.

If and when this occurs, CHCs nationwide will see their federal funding cut by 70 percent. CHC leaders nationwide have been meeting with key Congressional leaders to urge protection of funding for community health centers.

 "We are seeking Sen. Murray's help in defending these vital funds that allow our state's community health centers to remain open and provide health care to thousands of needy and underserved Washingtonians," said Batayola, who previously served as president of Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers. "We want Congress to prioritize solving this issue and fix this 'health center funding cliff' that has placed the state's 26 community health centers in peril."

Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline for fix the Health Center Funding Cliff.

During their meeting with Sen. Murray, Batayola and Monoian argued for protecting funding for CHCs, stressing that community health centers are a sound investment. They have a long history of bipartisan support and have been shown to result in health care cost savings and improve access to primary care.

The Shoreline ICHS medical and dental clinic opened on Aurora in 2014. ICHS provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community. No one is turned away and interpreters are available for 50 languages.

Sen. Murray began her political career as a Shoreline resident. She was a member of the Shoreline School Board, then elected as a representative to the state legislature, and after one term was elected as Washington's first female Senator to the U.S. Congress.


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Ronald Wastewater to hold special meeting Feb 3

Ronald Wastewater District will hold a Special Meeting at 6:00pm Tuesday, February 3, 2015 to discuss the General Manager Search.

Commissioners will update and modify the job description.

The meeting will be held at District Headquarters, 17505 Linden Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133.


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Cross town rivals meet in pool Thursday

Shorewood swimmer goes all out
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorecrest gets ready to go
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood has equal zeal
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

On Thursday, January 29, cross town rival swim teams Shorewood and Shorecrest met at the Shoreline Pool. After all events were over, Shorecrest boys bested Shorewood 101-85.




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Shorewood wrestling ends 11 year losing streak to defeat Meadowdale 45-24

Shorewood finished the regular season on Thursday night by ending an 11 year losing streak to Meadowdale with a 45-24 road victory. Before the match Meadowdale honored their graduating seniors, but it was the underclassmen of Shorewood that tipped the balance.

The match began at 113 pounds and Thunderbird freshman Aiden Smith fell behind 9-2 through two and a half periods.  Smith never gave up, attacking without restraint to stage a furious comeback. Although Smith ultimately lost 10-7, it was clear the Thunderbirds were ready to fight.

Two weights later freshman Matthew McMillan stepped on the mat to face Maverick junior Beck Millet with his team behind 9-0. With both wrestlers unable to get past the other’s defense McMillan held a narrow 1-0 lead going into the third period. Millet scored a reversal to take a 2-1 lead with one minute left. McMillan kept fighting and scored a reversal of his own with 30 seconds left, riding out his opponent for a 3-2 win.

After sophomore Fidel Chishingu tied the team score at 9-9 with a pin at 132 pounds it was sophomore Elias Thorne’s turn to wrestle. Shorewood’s Thorne pulled away late to defeat Meadowdale’s Elias Lynch 5-1. Freshman Johnny Villegas made his first varsity appearance of the season in the 145 pound match and did not waste it. Villegas needed only 32 seconds to pin his opponent, the fastest pin of the night for either team, giving Shorewood an 18-9 lead in the team score. When sophomore Troy Halloway-Beach won by forfeit in 195 pound weight class the Thunderbirds had an insurmountable lead.   

Shorewood wrestles next in the district tournament at Edmonds-Woodway High School on February 6th and 7th. Wrestling begins at 5pm on the 6th and 10am on the 7th.

Shorewood 45 - Meadowdale 24
@ Meadowdale High School

106: Rhaye Samson (SW) win by forfeit
*113: Adrian Guzman (MD) dec. Aiden Smith 10-7
120: Mark Evanks (MD) win by forfeit
126: Matthew McMillan (SW) dec. Beck Millet 3-2
132: Fidel Chishingu (SW) pinned Andrew Rios 3:44
138: Elias Thorne (SW) dec. Elias Lynch 5-1
145: Johnny Villegas (SW) pinned Henry Nguyen 0:32
152: Erik Harris-Uldall (SW) pinned Demitri Lomerdazi 2:51
160: Colton Davis (MD) maj. dec. Braden Kalloway 18-8
170: Kaden Carpenter (SW) pinned Jesus Hernandez-Baez 4:57
182: Liam Ball (MD) tech. fall Ivan Valiente 19-2
195: Troy Halloway-Beach (SW) win by forfeit
220: Crayson Wallace (MD) win by forfeit
285: Erca Erdenebayer (SW) dec. Tim Smith 3-2

Shorewood Record: 4-2 WESCO South, 6-8 Overall


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Seahawks mascot at Ridgecrest Elementary Tuesday


The Seahawks mascot Blitz joined in an all-school "12" photo Tuesday at Ridgecrest Elementary.

Then everyone gathered for an all school photo.




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Zero Gravity live on New Day Northwest next week

Shorewood grad Peet Montzingo, 2nd from right

The boy band Zero Gravity, which includes Shorewood graduate Peet Montzingo, will be performing live on King 5's New Day Northwest show on February 3, 2015 as part of their Northwestern Tour to promote their single #MakeYouMine.

If you would like to be an audience member email the show for tickets 


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Bonsai demonstration at Sky Saturday


Saturday, January 31st 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Penjing Mountain Bonsai Demonstration Robert Cho of Asia Pacific Gardens

Local bonsai guru Robert Cho will demonstrate how to create a Penjing Mountain style bonsai.

Watch an artist at work and learn how to create your own.

Sky Nursery 18528 Aurora Ave N. Shoreline, WA 98133 206-546-4851 Sky Nursery Seminars/Events


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Bartell Drugs supports American Heart Month during February with special offer for cholesterol screening

Bartell Drugs is spotlighting American Heart Month as the family-owned drugstore chain celebrates its 125th anniversary. 

High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, and locally-owned Bartell Drugs offers heart-healthy screenings at all 63 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.

With a $25 purchase or more between Sunday, Feb.1 and Saturday, Feb. 7 at any Bartell Drugs location, customers will receive a voucher for a complimentary cholesterol screening during the month of February (a $60 value).

To redeem the voucher, make a screening appointment with a Bartell’s pharmacist or online. For full cholesterol panel test, fasting for at least 8 hours of no food or drink (other than water) is required.

Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns and operates 63 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. It is the nation's oldest family-owned drugstore chain.


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Jazz and Swing this weekend at Third Place Commons

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday night at The Commons
Poster by Seattle Jazz

“Jazz”
Friday, January 30 at 7:30
Performing unique arrangements of standards and originals with dynamic players.



“Swing”
Saturday, January 31 at 7:30
Seattle’s hardest working big band.  Swinging for over 25 years!


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Students create Black History exhibit at SCC

SCC student leadership council
Photo courtesy SCC

In honor of Black History Month and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Student Leadership Center at Shoreline Community College put together a Black History month exhibit on campus in the PUB (9000 building) room 9203. This is part of a series of events organized as part of the college's annual Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration events. Community visitors are welcome.


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Open House for North Seattle Baseball on Saturday

Batting cages at North Seattle Baseball

Spring is on its way, and so is baseball season! Come learn about the north end's premier youth baseball league, North Seattle Baseball, at our winter Open House, happening this weekend at our North Seattle Batting Cages!

- Meet NSB board members and coaches;
- Explore the new-and-improved North Seattle Batting Cages facility;
- find out what's in store for your young ballplayer this spring and register on-site!

This event is open to all - new and returning families - or just those who wish to check out the area's only indoor batting cage facility!

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: North Seattle Batting Cages (home of NSB) - 8512 20th Avenue Northeast, just off Lake City Way NE [located on the lower level; use street-level stairs located to the left of Two Cranes Aikido]

More information can be found on website and Facebook or by email contactnsba@gmail.com 


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Astronomy Night planned at Shorecrest

The Balloon Board from the 2013 event

The UW Astronomy course at Shorecrest High School will host its Annual Astronomy Night event on Tuesday April 14, 2015 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the school.

There is no entrance fee and all the activities are also free, but donations are welcome to defray the costs of the event.

This event is friendly to all ages, with fun games such as cosmic bowling and saturn painting. 

Although fun is a goal, our primary objective is to teach people about Astronomy therefore there will also be educational material.
The event is primarily student planned and student run.


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Accident shuts down part of Ballinger Way Thursday morning

A collision on Ballinger Way (SR 104) in Lake Forest Park just before 9am on Thursday closed the northbound and southbound lanes from 190th to 35th Ave NE while the scene was cleared.

All lanes were reopened just before 10am.


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Shorecrest boys clinch spot in district basketball tournament

The Shorecrest boys’ basketball team has clinched a place in the Northwest District 2A tournament Feb. 13-20.

Meanwhile the Shorecrest girls’ team is close to qualifying for the district tournament Feb. 14-21.

Either team can win a tournament place by finishing sixth or higher in the seven-team Western Conference 3A/2A division. Either would join 2A teams from the Cascade Conference and the Northwest Conference in an eight-team district tournament. The top four Northwest District 2A teams qualify for state play.

The Shorecrest boys clinched the district-tournament berth despite a Tuesday loss to first-place Glacier Peak. A Lynnwood loss meant that Shorecrest couldn’t finish worse than sixth.

The girls stand fourth and can clinch a district-tournament berth with a victory at Meadowdale Friday.

Shorecrest is the only 2A school in its division.

Wesco Boys’ Basketball Standings
South 3A/2A

 Conf.  
Overall

W
L
W
L
Glacier Pk
8
1
13
4
Shorecrest
5
3
  9
  7
Meadowdale
5
4
  9
  7
Edm-Wdwy
5
4
10
  7
Shorewood
4
5
  6
11
Mountlk Ter
3
5
  5
11
Lynnwood
0
8
  1
15
           North 3A

 Conf.  
Overall

W
L
W
L
Stanwood
5
0
11
  4
Msv-Plchk
4
1
11
  4
Arlington
3
2
11
  4
OkHarbor
2
3
  3
12
Everett
1
4
  4
11
M-Getchel
0
5
  3
12


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Shoreline City Manager report, week of January 26, 2015

Weekly Update for week of 1/26/15
From Debbie Tarry, Shoreline City Manager

January 26 Council Meeting
·         Regular Meeting
o   Authorized the City Manager to Obligate $555,957 of Surface Transportation Program Grant Funds for the Bicycle Implementation Plan Project: Council authorized the City Manager to execute a Local Agency Agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to obligate $555,957 of Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant funding for the Bicycle Implementation Plan Project. This funding source is through WSDOT and provides for 86% of eligible costs.
o   Authorized the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement with EarthCorps to Provide Trail, Vegetation and Environmental Restoration Work for Shoreline Parks and Surface Water Facilities: Since 2009, the City of Shoreline has entered into an agreement with EarthCorps for trail, vegetation and environmental restoration work at Shoreline parks and surface water facilities. EarthCorps is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 with a mission to build a global community of leaders through local environmental service.
o   Authorized the City Manager to Execute an Amendment to the 2014 Agreement with Osborn Consulting Inc. for the Design of the 2015 Stormwater Pipe Repair and Replacement Program Project: The Stormwater Pipe Repair and Replacement Program (SWPRRP) is an annual program to replace failing infrastructure identified in the asset inventory and condition assessment (Basin Plan) program. The 2015 program is expected to repair or replace failing pipes in approximately 40 locations (compared to 13 sites in 2014).
o   Discussed Ordinance No. 704, Amendments to Shoreline Municipal Code Chapter 3.01 - Fee Schedule: Ordinance 704 corrects some errors and omissions in the fee schedule adopted with the 2015 budget on November 24, 2014. This ordinance is scheduled for adoption on February 9, 2015.
o   Discussed Affordable Housing as a Component of the Proposed Light Rail Development Regulations: As the Council moves toward adoption of a Subarea Plan and associated implementing regulations for the 185th Street Station Subarea, there are a few recommendations for new regulatory programs. These new regulations implement existing Comprehensive Plan policies. One of the new programs is an affordable housing (different than low-income housing) program. This discussion was to allow for more in-depth review of the staff proposal in advance of the Council’s consideration of the entire adoption package for the 185th Street Station Planned Action Ordinance.
o   Discussed Ordinance No. 694 - Property Tax Exemption Program: Ordinance 694 corrects inconsistencies and errors in Shoreline Municipal Code Chapter 3.27 dealing with the City's Property Tax Exemption Program. This ordinance is scheduled for adoption on February 9, 2015.

February 2 Council Meeting
·         Dinner Meeting (5:45 p.m.)
o   185th Planned Action Ordinance Adoption Process: Council will discuss the procedural process they intend to follow on February 23 as there will be this item and the selection of the preferred alternative for the 145th Station to be studied in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Also staff will highlight the major points of the Planning Commission and identify if there are questions that Council has that staff should be prepared to address on February 9, when Council discusses the 185th Light Rail Station Subarea Plan.
·         Regular Meeting
o   Proclamation of Black History Month: This proclamation recognizes the month of February as Black History Month, a time in which all Americans are encouraged to reflect on past successes and challenges of African Americans and look to the future to improve society so that we live up to the ideals of freedom, equality and justice.
o   Execute a Contract with Ralph Anderson and Associates for a Classification and Compensation Study: In early 2014, the City Council directed the City Manager to conduct a holistic review of the City’s compensation plan in 2015. A Request for Proposals (RFP) resulted in six proposals which were evaluated by a selection committee comprised of five employees and three managers. The evaluation ultimately resulted in a recommendation to contract with Ralph Andersen and Associates to conduct the compensation and classification study. Tonight's action would authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Ralph Andersen.
o   Discussion of the 2015-2017 Information Technology Strategic Plan: Technology is becoming more ingrained in core City services, and is utilized to support operational improvements. First and foremost, technology must be stable and reliable, with a support structure that provides acceptable and timely levels of support. Beyond that, advances in technology are changing the way that the City operates, as well as the manner in which the City’s residents expect to interact with government. It is therefore important that the City take both a long range and a tactical view regarding technology investments. A strategic technology plan for the City of Shoreline is crucial in order to align technical services, infrastructure, and citizen expectations to the operational needs of City government.
o   Discussion and Update of Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA) 8 Projects: Shoreline's marine near-shore is an important pathway for migrating juvenile salmon. When Chinook Salmon were listed as a "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1999, Council authorized the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to help create the WRIA 8 Forum of 27 local jurisdictions in King and Snohomish Counties. The goal of the Forum was to jointly fund the development and implementation of a Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan that would meet ESA requirements. Tonight's discussion provides an opportunity, prior to Council consideration of an updated ILA this fall, to review the City's interaction with WRIA 8 and to be provided with an update on the Salmon Recovery Council's current efforts, which will be presented by Jason Mulvihill-Kuntz, WRIA 8 Watershed Coordinator.


Light Rail
Here is a link to an article regarding a study that showed increased property valuation of properties up to nearly two miles away from major transit centers such as light rail. http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2015/01/what-does-living-close-to-transit-really-mean/384421/

The City Council will be discussing the 185th Light Rail Station Subarea Plan and Planned Action Ordinance on February 9. The Council is scheduled to adopt the Planned Action Ordinance on February 23. The February 23 meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.

The City Council will also be selecting the Preferred Alternative for the 145th Light Rail Station to be studied in the Financial Environmental Impact Statement on February 23.

Aurora Village
Economic Development Manager Dan Eernissee, Police Chief Shawn Ledford, and Police Captain Scott Strathy will be following up with the property owners and property management team from First Western regarding issues relating to loitering and aggressive pursuit of site customers by some individuals at the Aurora Village center. The City wants to be responsive and helpful in making our commercial centers safe and inviting for customers and at the same time we have to make sure that our treatment of individuals is appropriate and aligns with legal authority.

Agenda Planner Items
·         **February 23 – The Regular Meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. .

This and That
·         We have issued the Request for Proposal for “Promoting Shoreline” that was included in the 2015 budget. The proposals are due February 5.
·         The November/December issue of CityVision Magazine recognizes the 16 city alliance to create the Human Services Funding Collaborative. Shoreline is one of those cities.
·         We received word this week that AT&T has decided to delay all site building projects, like the Twin Ponds Park cell tower lease, for the time being. They are in the process of purchasing Direct TV and are focusing on that financial transaction. The City’s 2015 budget included annual lease income of $38,000, which was targeted to help fund the future turf replacement.


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