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Weekly Report – May 13, 2022

City Manager Amy Arrington

City Manager Amy Arrington

May 13, 2022

Census 2020

Every year the Census determines the center of population point as a way to track and visualize where people are living across the U.S. The center of population is also determined for each state and county. Click here to find out where the center of population is for the country and King County.

City Council Round-Up

On May 10th, the City Council held its regular monthly meeting. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Representative Tina Orwall attended the meeting to give the City Council an update on the 2022 Legislative Session.
  • Port of Seattle gave a presentation on the South King County Community Impact Fund. This fund was launched in 2019 by the Port Commission to develop equity-based partnerships with near-airport communities. Congratulations to the Friends of Normandy Park who recently received a $15,682 grant from this program. These funds will help restore approximately 20,000 square feet of the forest at Marine View Park.
  • Ordinance #1037 was adopted which approved a franchise agreement with King County Water District 54.
  • Ordinance #1039 was adopted, which authorizes a ballot proposition for the August 2nd primary election. This proposition will ask voters to approve or reject the issuance of a bond to support the construction of the new Civic Center. While not the only funding source, the bond is vital to the project.
  • An appointment to the PRO Committee related to the Civic Center Bond was made. The PRO and CON Committees are responsible for preparing statements that go into the voter pamphlet. While the deadline to be appointed has passed, you can still assist the committees in the development of these important statements. If interested, please contact the City Clerk.
  • First reading was held on Ordinance #1040 which would adopt the latest edition of the Washington State Department of Ecology Stormwater Management Manual. The second reading of the ordinance will be held in June.
  • A proclamation was approved declaring May 15th as Peace Officer Memorial Day and May 11th – May 17th as National Police Week in Normandy Park.
  • The Mayor presented the Mayor’s Proclamation declaring the Summer of 2022 to be the “Summer of Neighboring.”
  • Staff briefly reported on a pilot electric scooter program that is currently being considered. If interested in learning more, tune in to the June 14th City Council meeting.

If you are interested in watching the entire meeting, click this link.

Volunteers Needed

Do you want to be involved in your local community and learn the workings of government? If so, the city has a volunteer opportunity for you. Please get in touch with City Clerk Brooks Wall at bwall@normandyparkwa.gov. She will fit your interests, strengths, and schedule to the needs of various city departments.

Make a difference today and volunteer!

Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled for May 19th

The Planning Commission is continuing its engagement on the Council-directed, E2SHB 1220-mandated, code amendments in Normandy Park, preparing for a May 19th public hearing. E2SHB 1220 was recently signed into law by the state legislature and preempts code cities’ local zoning authority in order to encourage them to accommodate transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, emergency housing, and emergency shelter housing—all of these homelessness-related facilities. Find more information on the Community Development page and under In Other News. And all interested residents are encouraged to attend the May 19th public hearing to let their voices be heard.

If you have any questions about these or other topics, please get in touch with me at aarrington@normandyparkwa.gov. Have a great week!

” Highlights from the May 10th City Council Meeting…”

Amy Arrington, City Manager

City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)

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