City of Lake Forest Park - City Administrator's Report Feb 25, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

From Pete Rose, City Administrator
Lake Forest Park 2-25-2016

I. Intergovernmental and local issues update

  • Legislative Steering Committee: Weekly call with GTH advocate Briahna Murray shows key cities issues on public records, police body cameras (disclosure issue), and liquor revenue sharing still have life. The “orphan roads” bill (LFP has 3 roads, apparently left orphaned in King County hands due to annexation law at the time) is alive but has had the transfer to cities language removed. The key City of LFP issue of transferring $475,000 in park and ride funds has a key test coming up in the next week, which is seeing whether it is included in the supplemental transportation budgets of each house (it was included in Governor’s budget).

58 people for Emergency Volunteers
  • Meetings
    • Emergency Volunteer Group: Chief Sutton is excited about the formation of a volunteer community support group for the Northshore Emergency Management Coalition. This group is being formed and led by NEMC consultant Carl Lunak. 
For our volunteer meeting last night we ended up with 58 people signing in! Add to that the 12 that emailed or called me to say they couldn't make it but want to be involved and we have ourselves a really large group of volunteers. I will be having a small meeting next Wednesday night 7:30 at NUD with the RACES folks that had been assigned to operate Kenmore's, LFP's and NSF's radios. They are anxious to get working on the many communications issues we will have now that we are more focused on King County and not as much Snohomish County. You are all welcome to attend. 
Of the volunteers that listed the city they reside in here is the breakdown: Edmonds - 3, Kenmore - 21, Kirkland - 2, Lake Forest Park - 12, Lynnwood - 3. Marysville - 1, Mountlake Terrace - 2, Seattle - 4, Shoreline - 7, Woodinville - 2

II. Internal City Information

Lyon Creek high water of January 13 – looking routine

  • Public Works Director Frank Zenk gives another reason to be thankful for the Lyon Creek Flood Reduction Project: 
Excerpted from KOMO
In the winter of Godzilla El Nino, where typical El Nino years tend to tilt a bit drier in the Pacific Northwest, it's unusual we'd be talking about rain records, but here we are. Seattle sits at 22.19" of rain from December 1 through Tuesday, putting us at the moment the 4th wettest "meteorological winter" (Dec. 1 - Feb. 28) on record -- and that includes the Downtown Federal Building measurements from the late 1800s through when Sea-Tac took over in 1945. And with rain still in the forecast this week, and with two weeks still left in the month, odds are looking good to break the record.

  • Olympia Police Shooting Training: On January 29, Capt. Armbrust, Administrative Services Manager Aalund and City Administrator Rose attended a briefing on last year’s police shooting of two young men in Olympia. This is part of a work plan project proposed by Chief Sutton for LFP to do training and preparation for handling a major incident, such as an active shooter incident. This includes raising the capability of non-public safety staff to open and operate the Emergency Operations Center when public safety staff is obligated to the scene.
  • Wear Red Day: On February 5, staff observed Wear Red Day, an awareness observance for women’s health issues. Thanks to Lee Aalund for organizing this.

Council Information

  • Century Link CATV Franchise: Staff and the City Attorney have reached tentative agreement on a cable TV franchise to serve Lake Forest Park. Most of the elements and language are identical to the existing Comcast franchise agreement. A notable difference in the proposal is the service penetration of the “second-in” franchise, which has a lower bar for assuring all have access. The key elements will be the subject of a March 10 Work Session presentation. A public hearing on the franchise ordinance will be scheduled.


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