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File #: AM No. 20-115   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Approval of the Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Interlocal Agreement Amendment
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo No. 20-115, 2. Attachment A: Amendment Language
TO: Members of the City Council
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:
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Approval of the 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).

* The Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Chinook Salmon is listed as a threatened species, under the Federal Endangers Species Act (ESA).
* Redmond is part of an existing ILA among 27 jurisdictions that supports a staff team, housed within the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, which coordinates the implementation of the Lake Washington Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Chinook Conservation Plan (a.ka. the WRIA 8 Conservation Plan).
* In 2019, Snohomish County left the WRIA 8 ILA citing budgetary issues.
* This amendment re-instates Snohomish County as 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).
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? 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 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
* Othe...

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