Shoreline City Council Recap for September and October 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

From the Office of the City Manager

October and November are when the City Council reviews and adopts the budget for the coming year. 

The City Manager transmitted her proposed 2012 budget to the Council on October 17. The Council began reviewing the budget on October 24 and will continue to do so until the final budget is adopted, which is currently scheduled for November 28. 

Council will hold two public hearings on the budget – November 14 and 21. Citizens are encouraged to provide input at any of the upcoming Council meetings and at the public hearings. Meetings take place at City Hall and start at 7:00 pm. Citizens are also encouraged to submit their concerns or suggestions in writing to the City Council if they are unable to attend the public hearings.

Below is a recap of the Shoreline City Council’s work for the months of September and October.

  • Update on Point Wells
  • Update on Sound Transit’s North Corridor Transit Project – alignment issues and guiding principles for Shoreline in providing its position to Sound Transit
  • Regulation of false fire alarms under SMC 9.20
  • 2012-2016 Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Update
  • 2011 Second Quarter Financial Report
  • Extension of Property Tax Exemption Program
  • Revision to City’s business expense policy
  • Amending SMC Section 2.60 to update City’s purchasing policy
  • Revision of City’s business expense policy to comply with IRS regulations
  • Healthy City Strategy work plan
  • Discussion of International Green Construction Code
  • Discussion of legislative rezone implementing the Southeast Neighborhood Subarea Plan
  • Discussion of Initiative 1183 (privatization of liquor sales in Washington) and whether or not Council should take a position in support or opposition to it.
  • Update on 2010 Census
  • Update on jail services contracts
  • 2012 Proposed Budget
Public Hearings
  • Receive citizen comments on the adopted interim regulations and six-month moratorium on collective gardens
  • 2012 Human services funding plan and proposed 2012 Community Development Block Grant capital funds
  • 2011 Surface Water Master Plan
  • Receive citizen comments on whether Council should approve Resolution 317 supporting Shoreline School District Proposition 1, a supplemental levy to support class size
Action Taken
  • Adopted Ordinance No. 620 amending SMC Section 2.60 updating City’s purchasing policy
  • Adopted Resolution 318 Revising City’s business expense policy to comply with IRS regulations
  • Approved neighborhood mini-grants for Echo Lake, Briarcrest and Ridgecrest Neighborhood Associations
  • Authorized City Manager to enter into an agreement for 2011 Emergency Management Performance Grant funds
  • Appointed Kayla Caldwell as youth member to the PRCS Board
  • Adopted Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
  • Adopted Ordinance No. 612 regulating false fire alarms and changing penalty from civil infraction to civil penalty.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 317 supporting Shoreline School District’s Proposition 1, supplemental levy to support class size
For more information on the items outlined above and to obtain the most updated agenda for City Council meetings, go to the website 

For information about the City of Shoreline in general, go to the City website.


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