6th Annual State of the City highlights year's accomplishments

Monday, June 25, 2018

Attendees gather in the lobby for conversation
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

On June 7, 2018 the City of Shoreline held its annual State of the City Breakfast at City Hall.

Hosted by Mayor Will Hall, the program reviewed accomplishments and looked to the future. Police Chief Shawn Ledford discussed public safety and the new police station. Dan Eernissee, on his last day with the City before going to Everett, reviewed the major economic developments.

Mayor Will Hall addresses the gathering
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Past year's accomplishments touted by the City:

Economic Base:
  • Implemented the 10 Year Financial Sustainability Strategy by engaging businesses, resulting in adoption of a Business and Occupation tax.
  • Issued over 2,000 permits with $120 million in construction valuation and investments.
  • Completed an interlocal agreement to accelerate review, issuance, and inspection of the Shoreline School District's new and updated school facilities.
Word Cloud exercise: What do you love about Shoreline?
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Infrastructure:
  • Received $412,859 in grant funding for utility, transportation, and environmental infrastructure improvements,
  • Adopted the 1072-2022 Parks Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan including an Aquatics and Community Center Feasibility Study.
  • Appointed a Sidewalk Citizen Advisory Committee who completed a year-long process to review and submit a prioritized sidewalk plan and funding recommendations to Council.
  • Repaired and replaced over 750 feet of failing surface water pipes and 34 failing catch basins.
  • Adopted Deep Green Building incentive regulations.
  • Completed capital projects including turf replacement at Twin Ponds, regional trail and wayfinding signage, Echo Lake Safe Routes to School, and installation of 4.2 miles of bike lanes.
Word Cloud exercise: what do you think will be the most important
issue in the near future for Shoreline?
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Mass Transit:
  • Partnered with Sound Transit to conduct the 60% Design Open House for Lynnwood Link light rail.
  • Negotiated with Sound Transit for a high quality wetland mitigation project at Ronald Bog Park.
  • Completed the 148th Street Non-Motorized Bridge and Trail Along the Rail feasibility studies.
Inclusion:
  • All City staff attended a racial equity foundational training.
  • Sponsored several Culture Share events and supported the Bosniak community with a mosque open house and iftar.
  • Held an immigration information forum in Spanish.
  • Sponsored a refugee resettlement panel event.
Safe Community:
  • Held 76 crime prevention and community safety neighborhood meetings.
  • Completed a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) review of Darnell Park in response to resident concerns.
  • Supported over 75 National Night Out block parties; the most ever registered in Shoreline.
  • Conducted four civilian response to active shooter events trainings.
Police calls have increased steadily
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Chief Shawn Ledford showed how the service calls for police have increased every year. He showed slides of the new police station and the K9 officer and dog who will soon be on duty.

A member of the sidewalk advisory committee discussed their work and findings.



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