RESOLUTION NO. 850
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, ESTABLISHING THE CITY’S 2018 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
WHEREAS, the 2017-2018 City Council goals call for the identification and adoption of intergovernmental legislative priorities; and
WHEREAS, an adopted list of priorities will assist in developing effective communication between the City Council and other elected officials, provide policy guidance to the City Manager, and inform residents of issues of importance to the City; and
WHEREAS, the City Council now desires to formally adopt a list of 2018 City legislative priorities.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Approval of 2018 Legislative Priorities. The City of University Place’s 2018 legislative priorities are as follows:
- Capital Budget requests – The City is seeking $6,675,000 in public infrastructure in the City’s Town Center to support our “Main Street Redevelopment Project – Phase 2.” The City also is seeking $1,500,000 for the City’s Public Safety/Emergency Operations Center.
- City-State partnership – The City supports the Association of Washington Cities’ (“AWC”) efforts to maintain existing State-shared revenue distributions, in particular the distribution of liquor revenues and criminal justice assistance funding.
- New housing tools – The City supports AWC’s request for new tools to attract multi-family housing in cities like University Place. One such tool could be a new construction sales tax reimbursement pilot program.
- Infrastructure investment – The City seeks legislative support for expanding and/or developing tools, and eliminating restrictions on the use of existing City revenues, to fund infrastructure improvements that support economic development.
Section 2. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the City Council.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON NOVEMBER 20, 2017.
Javier H. Figueroa, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney