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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

                     Other Key Facts:

None.

 

OUTCOMES:

Adoption of this amendment will ensure coordination of the WRIA 8 Conservation Plan implementation is fully funded and supported by the original assemblage of jurisdictional ILA participants.

 

COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

 

                     Timeline (previous or planned):

Because this is purely an administrative action that supports an existing agreement, no outreach to the community is planned for this specific item.

 

The WRIA 8 staff team developed the plan using input from ILA member jurisdictions, non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies, the Tribes, and individual citizens. A similar level of public involvement was used to develop the 2017 updates to conservation plan.  In addition, the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council authorizes and oversees the implementation of the WRIA 8 Conservation Plan, and includes representatives from ILA member jurisdictions, non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies, the business community, the Tribes, and the general public.

                     Outreach Methods and Results:

N/A

                     Feedback Summary:

N/A

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

 

Total Cost:

By rejoining the WRIA 8 ILA, Snohomish County is obligated to contribute approximately $64,000 to the 2020 WRIA 8 Budget and a similar amount annually, moving forward. Re-instatement of the County’s contribution to the WRIA 8 budget reduces the cost share for all other ILA partners including Redmond-i.e., the other ILA members will not have to “make up” for the loss of the County’s contribution.

 

Redmond WRIA 8 ILA cost share for 2021 will be $25,618.

 

Approved in current biennial budget:                                            Yes                                            No                                            N/A

 

Budget Offer Number:

Budget Priority number 36-Ground and Surface Water Management. 

 

Budget Priority:

Clean and Green

 

Other budget impacts or additional costs:                       Yes                                            No                                            N/A

If yes, explain:

N/A

 

Funding source(s):

Redmond’s cost share contributions to WRIA 8 ILA are funded by the Stormwater Utility Enterprise Fund.

 

Budget/Funding Constraints:

N/A

  Additional budget details attached

 

 

COUNCIL REVIEW:

 

Previous Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

9/08/2020

Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works

Provide Direction

 

Proposed Upcoming Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

 

None proposed at this time

N/A

 

Time Constraints:

N/A

 

ANTICIPATED RESULT IF NOT APPROVED:

If this amendment is not approved by Redmond, Snohomish County would not be able to re-join the WRIA 8 ILA.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment 1--WRIA 8 ILA Amendment Language