City Manager’s Report – February 23, 2018

Support for Airport Study Proviso. Tuesday, I contacted state legislators who can support a 2018 Supplemental Budget proviso to create baseline data pertaining to Sea-Tac International Airport and the surrounding area. The goal of this study is to establish a point-in-time baseline of the Airport’s positive and negative local impacts and to help communicate those impacts to interested parties. The study will help provide objective measurements for all communities, airport operators, and airport users, as Sea-Tac International Airport addresses continued growth. While this study is not tied to Sea-Tac’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), or its immediate environmental documents, this study will be vitally important when project specific analyses are undertaken for future Airport projects (a baseline to measure change). This Washington State study will provide a neutral and balanced approach and will promote confidence in the final product and its future use. No one city could reasonably undertake this study. The City of Normandy Park supports a per capita contribution for the study from all neighboring cities involved, other than the City of SeaTac, which is slated to be a major contributor.

The following legislators were contacted, as well as respective legislative aides: Rep. Tim Ormsby, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee; Rep. June Robinson, Vice-Chair of the House Appropriations Committee; Rep. Tina Orwall; Senator Sharon Nelson (34th District, Maury Island); and Senator Karen Kaiser.

Community Connections. Emily Kish, King County Metro project manager for Normandy Park’s “Community Connections” pilot project, tells us that the Metro staff has finished preparing the Normandy Park Solution Concepts Preference Survey, the project’s second community survey. Copies of the new survey are scheduled for delivery to all Normandy Park residential addresses next week, arriving at home mailboxes between February 28th and March 2nd. The survey is also available online at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/programs-projects/community-connections/normandy-park.aspx . This survey will help to determine local mass transit connection opportunities for local residents. This current local transportation opportunity is unique in King and Pierce Counties. Please complete it.

Sea-Tac International Airport StART Community Initiative Press Release. The Port of Seattle, and the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila are launching the Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) to increase dialogue between the Port (including Airport administrators, users and regulators at the Sea-Tac International Airport) and surrounding communities. Please see link below for press release:

Port of Seattle News Release

 

Mark E. Hoppen, City Manager

801 SW 174th Street

Normandy Park, WA 98166

(206) 248-8246 (direct line)