Monday Shoreline council meeting has study items on ST3/145th, homelessness, aging adult services

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
The Shoreline City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7pm includes three Study items.

It follows a dinner meeting with County Council rep Rod Dembowski at 5:45pm.

1. Discussing and Update of Sound Transit 3 and State Route 522/145th Bus Rapid Transit

Staff from Sound Transit will provide an update on the ST3 Plan implementation and then on the SR 522/523 BRT project’s proposed Refined Project and next steps to implement the project.

Among issues to be discussed: 
  • ST is reviewing an alternative Improvement concept (a roundabout) proposed by the City of Shoreline for the 145th and 5th Ave NE intersection; 
  • The Refined Project proposes a new left turn pocket at 25th Avenue NE instead of new bus lane improvements; 
  • The Refined Project states that the location of the 145th BRT stations will be determined in future phases of the project; 
  • ST has stated that sidewalk improvements will only be made where ST is rebuilding the roadway and does not plan to include an off-corridor bike network as was defined as a key component of the City of Shoreline’s Preferred Design Concept.

2. Discussing Council Goal 5 – Action Step 9: Engage in an Analysis with Service Providers to Identify What Services and Processes Exist to Connect those Experiencing Homelessness and/or Opioid Addiction with Supportive Services and Identify Gaps That May Exist

Staff have broadly characterized the homelessness response system and the current challenges it faces, set out the investments already being made by the City of Shoreline, and created a preliminary array of options for the Council to consider as additional steps to take, should it determine a need to do so. The purpose of tonight’s discussion is to provide the Council with an update on staff’s progress on this Action Step and to seek additional guidance in advance of the Council’s 2019 Strategic Planning Workshop, where future Council Goals and Action Steps will be discussed. 

3. Discussing the Aging Adult Services Strategy

Adult programming emerged as one of the highest demand programs from community meetings and public surveys in the development process of the PROS Plan. A key implementation strategy adopted with the PROS Plan was Strategic Action Initiative 4: Serve the Full Spectrum of Aging Adult Recreation Needs. The objective for that Initiative was to “Develop a strategic plan by 2019 for meeting the aging adult recreation needs of Shoreline.” 

--Pam Cross

Updated with meeting time


Anonymous,  February 22, 2019 at 12:09 AM  

If this "discussion" on local opioid addiction is being steered toward a heroin injection site being opened in Shoreline, there will be a revolt. There's already a methadone clinic at THS, there's a suboxone program at ICHS, there's modular housing for homeless persons opening near 198th. Shoreline is already doing its part, proportional to our city population. No more.

Mike Dee February 22, 2019 at 5:59 AM  

This story / Post does not appear have a meeting time.
It is at 7:00 p.m.
I could look it up.
Just letting you know.

Editor February 23, 2019 at 1:24 AM  

Mike - thanks for the catch.

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