City of Redmond Logo
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: CM 20-260   
Type: Committee Memo Status: Approved for Consent
File created: 9/4/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
On agenda: 9/8/2020 Final action:
Title: Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Interlocal Agreement Amendment
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: ILA Amendment Language
TO: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Public Works
Dave Juarez
425-556-2733

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Public Works
Peter Holte
Senior Planner
Public Works
Gary Schimek
EUSD Division Manager


TITLE:
title
Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Interlocal Agreement Amendment


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Staff seeks Council's approval allowing the Mayor to execute an amendment to the Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Interlocal Agreement (the WRIA 8 ILA).

* Redmond is part of an existing ILA among 27 jurisdictions that supports actions to conserve federally-list, threatened Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Chinook Salmon.
* In 2019, Snohomish County left the WRIA 8 ILA citing budgetary issues.
This amendment re-instates Snohomish County, a participant in the WRIA 8 ILA, and re-asserts their financial obligations to support the Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Chinook Conservation Plan (the WRIA 8 Conservation Plan).
body

? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
The City's participation in the WRIA 8 ILA is supported by numerous Comprehensive Plan Policies, notably, "NE-95--Participate in regional efforts to recover species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), such as the Chinook Salmon."
* Required:
The Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires that Redmond take actions to conserve Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Chinook Salmon. The City's participation in the WRIA 8 ILA fulfills this federal ESA mandate.
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
None.

OUTCOMES:
Adoption of this amendment will help ensure that implementation of the WRIA 8 Conservation Plan is fully funded by restoring the original assemblage of jurisdictional ILA participants.

COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

* Timeline ...

Click here for full text