Normandy Park City Manager’s report for the week ending January 14, 2022

Normandy Park Town Manager’s Report
for the week ending January 14, 2022

City Council Organization Approved
During its meeting of January 11, the municipal council entrusted the attributions of its regional committee. Area committees are important to the city because they help us come together with our neighbors, find common ground, identify opportunities and challenges, advocate and work for the benefit of the community. In many cases, the city has entered into an interlocal agreement that defines the scope of the committee.

I wanted to take this opportunity to give you more information on each of these groups and let you know who was nominated to be the representative of Normandy Park.

  • Highline-Forum – The Highline Forum offers Southwest King County municipalities, education governing bodies and the Port of Seattle the opportunity to come together and share information, and work in partnership on initiatives that benefit county residents by Southwest King. The city’s representative at the Highline Forum is Councilor Michelle Sipes-Marvin. The alternative is Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer.
  • Subway Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC) – King County Code 10.25.110 established the MSWMAC. MSWMAC advises the King County Executive, Regional Policy Committee and King County Council on all matters relating to solid waste management. The city’s representative to the MSWMAC is Council Member Earnest Thompson.
  • Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) – The PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions regarding regional growth, transportation and economic development planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The PSRC is made up of nearly 100 members, including the four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies, and tribal governments in the region. The city’s representative to the PSRC is Council Member Earnest Thompson. The alternate is Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer.
  • Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee (SCA PIC) – The Sound Cities Association (SCA) is a regional committee made up of 38 cities here in King County. SCA’s Public Issues Committee (PIC) was established as a standing committee by SCA to review and evaluate policy positions and recommend to the Board of Directors what action, if any, should be taken on those policy positions. The city’s representative on the CAS Public Affairs Committee is Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer. The alternative is Councilor Eric Zimmerman.
  • South King County Transportation Board (SCATBd) – This group was originally formed in the late 1980s to identify and promote transportation improvements in South King County. Originally made up of four member cities and King County, this formation expanded in 1992 to include 14 cities. Since 1992, SCATBd has provided valuable input into the development of King County Metro Transit’s six-year plan and elements of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The city’s representative to SCATBd is City Manager Amy Arrington.
  • South King Housing and Homelessness Partners (SKKHHP) – SKHHP is a joint council formed by an interlocal agreement between the jurisdictions of Auburn, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Normandy Park, Renton, Tukwila and King County. Through SKHHP, South King County jurisdictions can take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to increasing housing stability and producing and preserving quality affordable housing in South King County. Representation with the SKKHHP will be shared by Council Member Earnest Thompson and Council Member Eric Zimmerman.
  • South Side Alliance – The Soundside Alliance for Economic Development is a partnership between five Seattle-area cities (Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila), the Port of Seattle, Highline College and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. As a collective, the group strives to promote Southwest King County as a one-stop destination for businesses of all shapes and sizes for economic growth and prosperity. Representation with the Southside Alliance will be shared by Deputy Mayor Susan West and Council Member Eric Zimmerman. The alternative is Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer.
  • Water Resources Inventory Area 9 (WRIA 9) – Seventeen local jurisdictions in the Green/Duwamish Watershed and Central Puget Sound or Water Resources Inventory Area 9 (WRIA 9) are partnering through an Interlocal Agreement to coordinate the implementation of the Salmon habitat plan (WRIA Map 9). The city’s representative at WRIA 9 is Council Member Earnest Thompson.
  • K4C – King County-Cities Climate Collaboration, or K4C, is a partnership of local governments of all sizes working together to accelerate climate action. Knowledge, resources and advocacy power are combined to shape policies and programs that reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions in our region. The city’s representative to K4C is Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer.
  • Capital Assets Advisory Committee (CFAC) – The CFAC is a Highline School District committee that develops recommendations for a long-term capital plan. CFAC will study institutional needs, review data and develop a plan designed to meet student needs over the next 20 years. The city’s representative to the CFAC is Councilor Michelle Sipes-Marvin.

If you want to learn more about any of these groups, they all have websites that provide additional information.

2020 census
We want to continue sharing more data with you from the release of the 2020 Census data. Click this link to learn more about this week’s topic: Normandy Park’s employment rate.

Review census data

Join the Tilth Alliance Soil and Water Stewardship Program.
The Soil and Water Stewardship program provides a comprehensive nine-month training in sustainable food production and environmental management for residents of King County. Participants apply what they learn in their own community through hands-on projects like building garden beds, installing rain gardens, and creating habitats for wildlife and pollinators. The Soil and Water Stewards meet one weekend a month. In 2022, this includes both virtual training via Zoom and hands-on outdoor volunteer projects, following public health safety guidelines. These projects will take place at Rainier Beach Farm in Seattle, McAuliffe Park in Kirkland and many other community sites in King County. If interested, click on this link for more information.

If you have any questions about this or other topics, please contact me at [email protected] Have a good week!

Amy Arrington, City Manager
Normandy City Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (direct phone)

Amanda J. Marsh