RESOLUTION NO. 878
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, ESTABLISHING THE CITY’S 2019 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
WHEREAS, the 2019-2020 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 2019 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 2019 Legislative Priorities. The City of University Place’s 2019 legislative priorities are as follows:
§ Capital Budget Funding. The City is seeking $985,000 from the State’s Capital Budget to support construction of public infrastructure in the City’s Town Center as part of our community’s “Main Street Redevelopment Project – Phase 2.”
§ Enhancing Interjurisdictional Cooperation and Local Control. The City supports legislation that enhances local control in matters that include, but are not limited to, business licensing and public health. Regarding public health, the City has particular concerns with those industries that target youth consumption as part of their business model. The City opposes state preemption in these matters. The City also opposes the imposition of taxes and fees (e.g. utility fees) by one city on the residents of another city without the approval of the city in which the residents live.
§ Funding Local Infrastructure. The City supports funding for public and private infrastructure improvements that benefit a community as a whole. Specifically, the City supports on-going funding for the construction of a pier at Chambers Bay Regional Park. The City also supports the development of a state grant or loan program to assist property owners with sewers connections.
§ Supporting Association of Washington Cities’ 2019 Legislative Priorities. The City supports the priorities set forth by AWC, including requests for (1) economic tools to encourage job creation and economic growth; (2) keeping the Public Works Trust Fund in working order; (3) investing in affordable Housing; (4) funding a systems approach to correct fish-blocking culverts; (5) providing responsive funding for the Criminal Justice Training Commission; and (6) addressing a failing behavioral health system.
Section 2. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the City Council.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 3, 2018.
Kent Keel, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney