Agenda for Nov 4, 2019 Shoreline council meeting

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Shoreline City Hall and Council Chamber
Photo by Mike Remarcke
Shoreline City Council Meeting
November 4, 2019

The Agenda for the November 4, 2019 meeting includes two Action items and two Study items:

Action Item 8 (a) Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget and the 2019- 2024 Capital Improvement Plan Mid-Biennium Update

This is the first of two scheduled public hearings on the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget and the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan Mid-Biennium Update required by state law (RCW 35A.34.130) for the purpose of modifying the City’s biennial budget prior to the City Council’s adoption of:
  • Proposed Ordinance No. 872 providing for the mid-biennium budget modifications, and
  • Proposed Ordinance No. 873 setting the 2020 regular and excess property tax levies.

Action Item 8 (b) Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget and 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan with Special Emphasis on 2020 Regular and Excess Property Tax Levies, to be Set by Ordinance No. 873, and Other Revenues

This is the second of two scheduled public hearings on the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget and the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Mid-Biennium Update required by state law (RCW 84.55.120)

These public hearings present an opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to provide input on the mid-biennium budget update, including all proposed levies, taxes, fees, and rates to aid the City Council and City management in updating the City’s 2019-2020 Biennial Budget and 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan.

Study Item 9 (a) Discussing Ordinance No. 870 – Amending Chapter 3.22, Business & Occupation Tax, and Chapter 3.23, Tax Administrative Code, to Conform with Association of Washington Cities’ Model Ordinance for Business & Occupation Tax

To incorporate changes required by two bills passed in the 2019 Legislative session, a work group of cities met over the past several months to update the B&O Tax Model Ordinance. Given these changes, SMC Chapter 3.22 and 3.23 must be amended. Proposed Ordinance No. 870, which Council will discuss, would amend these Chapters of the SMC. Proposed Ordinance No. 870 is currently scheduled to be brought back to Council for adoption on November 18, 2019.

Study Item 9 (b) Discussion of the Sound Cities Association Statement of Principles Related to the Proposed King County Regional Authority on Homelessness

Staff report presented by Colleen Kelly, Community Services Manager

On September 4, 2019, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan transmitted legislation to their respective city councils that would charter a King County Regional Homelessness Authority, along with companion legislation that authorizes the Executive to execute an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with cities across King County. The proposed entity would address homelessness crisis response activities across the County.

At the next meeting of the Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee (Sound Cities), members will be discussing whether they should consider adoption of principles to provide feedback to the County Council and to provide guidance for Sound Cities members on the Executive Leadership Group and the Sound Cities representatives on the Regional Policy Committee.

As Councilmember Roberts is Shoreline’s representative to the Sound Cities, staff is providing this information so that Council can provide guidance to Councilmember Roberts regarding the view of the Shoreline Council for the forthcoming November Sound Cities meeting.

Suburban cities are being invited to sign onto the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) and It is anticipated that each party signing the ILA would sign a service agreement with the Public Development Authority. (PDA). That service agreement would describe the city’s commitment to providing resources (direct funding or in-kind contributions such as staff time, facility space, development sites, etc.) to support the operation of the PDA or related services. Additionally, entities signing the ILA would commit to aligning their provision of homeless services with the PDA’s five-year implementation plan.

Note: This is important because it will direct Shoreline’s homeless services over the next five years. There does not appear to be a great deal of detail as to how this will work with Shoreline and other suburban cities. But this is an attempt to develop something that actually works since everyone seems to already know what doesn’t.

Staff report available on

--Pam Cross


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