City Manager's report for week of Aug 18

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Update for Week of 8/18/2014
By Debbie Tarry, Shoreline City Manager

Council Meetings

August 18
·         Dinner Meeting: Executive Session – Personnel.
·         Regular Meeting:
o   Planning Commission Appointment Process: Council voted to waive Council Rule 2.3F and 2.4 for recruitment and interview process, and reconstituted the Council sub-committee that most recently participated in the Planning Commission appointment process (Deputy Mayor Eggen, and Councilmembers Hall and Roberts) and review the applications of those who were interviewed, but not appointed. One applicant, Marc Mignogna, has notified the City that he would not be able to serve if selected.
o   Design Concepts for 145th Light Rail Station DEIS: Staff presented the market study for this light rail station subarea and also some design concepts of how density zones could be implemented based on feedback from the public in the first set of Design Dialogue Workshops held in June. Input from Council will be used to start putting together potential zoning scenarios to be used in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement process. Zoning scenarios will be reviewed by Council on September 15, and these zoning scenarios will be used in the second Design Dialogue Workshop scheduled for October 9.
o   Canceled - Executive Session – Property Acquisition

August 25
·         145th Tour - Council will tour the 145th Street corridor with invited regional, state, and federal elected representatives.
·         Dinner Meeting (5:45 p.m.) – The Dinner Meeting will be with Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton. The focus of the Dinner Meeting is 145th and specifically requesting that WSDOT address the need to redo the 145th Interchange to make the light rail station project successful for the long-term and to address mutual goals of having a strategic investment that provides environmental stewardship, transit oriented development and improves interconnectivity of transit, auto, pedestrians and bicyclists.
·         Business Meeting:
o   Potential Appointment of Planning Commissioner: It is anticipated that the Council sub-committee will have a recommendation on filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Terri Strandberg.
o   Public Hearing on the Human Service Block Grant
o   Selection of the 185th Street Station Preferred Alternative to be Studied in the FEIS: Based on recommendations developed by Council during their August 11 review of the proposed zoning, staff is developed a revised zoning map. Councilmembers will select their “Preferred Alternative” which will be used in completing the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Staff has generated two alternatives for Council’s consideration based on amendment requests from Councilmember Roberts and Councilmember Hall.
o   Hidden Lake Discussion and Recommendation – This item has been moved to September 8 to accommodate a change in staff’s schedule and to make sure that there is adequate time for Council deliberations on the 185th light rail station item.

RWD Assumption and Boundary Review Board Process
Both the King County and Snohomish County Boundary Review Boards (BRBs) received letters of support and opposition to the assumption (Shoreline Planning Commission members and City of Algona; King County Executive cover letter and report; King County Sheriff's Office KC BRB and SnoCo BRB; and combined letters of opposition to KC BRB.) Below is a link to the briefing document submitted by the Town of Woodway to the Snohomish County Boundary Review Board:
The Snohomish County Boundary Review Board hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, at 4 p.m. in Everett. 

Metro Service Reductions
Staff has been following Metro service reductions as King County recently adopted the service changes for September 2014 (with minimal impact to Shoreline riders) and also approved a reduction for February 2015 which approved a reduction in hours only, not identifying specific routes. The King County Council has convened a special ad-hoc committee to analyze those reductions/revisions. An updated proposal is expected before the County Council on September 2. The February 2015 service reductions originally proposed in Shoreline are minor, especially when compared with other jurisdictions, as the City loses one peak only route (the route itself is being retained, but the segment serving Shoreline is being deleted). Decisions about additional cuts in June and September 2015 will be made as part of the 2015-2016 County budget process this fall. This uncertainty makes it difficult to identify options for the City Council to consider with regard to purchasing service from Metro via a Community Mobility Contract. This program is still in development. As such, it seems premature to have policy discussion with Council on this issue until staff has more details on the options that Council could consider. Originally it was my desire to have this discussion prior to the City’s 2015 budget deliberations, but it is likely that this topic will not be ready until later in 2014 or early 2015.

July Development Revenues
Development revenue totaled $106,450 in July which is 48% ahead of the year-to-date projections and 17% ahead of the amount collected in the same seven month time period in 2013. Issued building permits came in at $6.3 million (rounded) in valuation for the month with residential valuation comprising 51% and commercial/multi-family comprising 49% of this amount. The Washington State Department of Transportation's office building was issued with $2.46 million valuation.

Food Truck Thursdays in Ridgecrest
Earlier this summer our Economic Development Intern collaborated with the Ridgecrest neighborhood to develop Food Truck Thursdays @ Ridgecrest where a different food truck will set up every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for four weeks. Dates and trucks are:
·         August 21: Streetzeria - Fresh local ingredients make for great toppings on our crispy pizza crust. Enjoy with our local cold craft beer, and finish with Full Tilt ice cream!
·         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.

Key Contacts
Last week, Intergovernmental Relations Program Manager Scott MacColl and I met with Snohomish Councilmembers Somers and Sullivan to discuss the Ronald Wastewater District Assumption and Point Wells.


Anonymous,  August 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM  

Thank you for posting the date, time, and general location of the SnoCo BRB public hearing. The exact location in Everett is

Administration East Building (Robert J. Drewel Bldg)
3000 Rockefeller, M/S 409
Everett, WA 98201

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