RESOLUTION NO. 804
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, APPOINTING A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTER SUBAREA PLAN AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE, DEFINING ITS PURPOSE, AND PROVIDING GUIDANCE FOR MEMBERSHIP, ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS
WHEREAS, VISION 2040, the long-range growth, economic and transportation strategy for King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, envisions a region composed of diverse economically and environmentally healthy communities framed by open space and connected by a high-quality, efficient transportation system; and
WHEREAS, a key goal of VISION 2040 is focusing development in urban growth areas, and directing an increased portion of regional jobs and housing growth that occurs within urban areas into regional growth centers; and
WHEREAS, based on 2009-2010 adopted City Council goals the City sought designation of a Regional Growth Center in University Place; and
WHEREAS, on December 10, 2014 the Puget Sound Regional Council designated an existing 465-acre commercial, multifamily and mixed use area within University Place a “Provisional Regional Growth Center”; and
WHEREAS, in order to obtain a non-provisional designation as a Regional Growth Center, the City is required to adopt a subarea plan for the regional growth center within two years of provisional designation; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted the development of a subarea plan for the Regional Growth Center as a 2015-2016 City Council Goal; and
WHEREAS, on November 2, 2015 the City Council adopted Resolution 796 establishing the University Place Subarea Plan Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, to develop the project scope, conduct community outreach, develop a draft subarea plan and provide recommendations to the Planning Commission; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 796 stipulates the membership of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee is to be made up of nine members representing a diverse collection of interests and one member each from the Planning and Economic Development Commissions to be appoint by the City Council; and
WHEREAS, on October 22, 2015 the Economic Development Commission selected Commissioner Kent to represent the Economic Development Commission and on November 4, 2015 the Planning Commission selected Commissioner Paulson to represent the Planning Commission; and
WHEREAS, in January 2016 notice was sent to all property owners within the Regional Growth Center area to solicit individuals interested in serving on the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee; and
WHEREAS, between February 10th and February 19, Staff interviewed fifteen candidates and selected seven to recommend for appointment by the City Council;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. Those persons listed in Exhibit A attached hereto are hereby appointed to the University Place Regional Growth Center Ad Hoc Advisory Committee.
Section 2. Purpose, Organization and Meetings. The purpose, organization and meetings of the University Place Regional Growth Center Ad Hoc Advisory Committee shall be as stipulated in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of University Place City Council Resolution 796.
Section 3. Effective Date. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 7, 2016.
Javier H. Figueroa, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney