01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 1 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Executive Board Meeting Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Norm Dicks Government Center Vice-Chair Mayor Anne Blair City of Bainbridge Island Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Ed Wolfe Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Council Member Wayne Roth Council Member not yet appointed * City of Bainbridge Island Mayor Tim Matthes Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Council Chair Leonard Forsman Fisheries Director Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Noo-Kayet CEO Chris Placentia * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Citizen Comments ( PLEASE KEEP COMMENTS TO THREE MINUTES) 3. Approve Minutes of November 25, 2014 Executive Board Meeting 4. From the Chair: Executive Committee / Implementation Team page 14 5. Work Program Report a. Board Meeting Schedule for 2015 page 15 b. Transition Implementation pages16 thru 20 c. Proposed Revisions to KRCC ILA pages 21 thru 30 • • PSRC Reps: Review and Appoint/Re-appoint Standing Agenda Item for Board during 2015 e. Legislative Agenda pages 34 thru 47 Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC 7. Citizens Comments (AS TIME PERMITS) P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org Report Report & Action Action d. PSRC Coordination for 2015 pages 31 thru 33 6. Member Agency Comments Executive Committee Action pages 3 thru 8 Executive Director John Clauson **** Kitsap Transit **** * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member **** Pending ILA Update 10:15 a.m. 8. Adjourn Possible Action Report Discussion Possible Action 12:15 p.m. 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 2 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Executive Board Meeting Materials 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 3 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Chair Mayor Tim Matthes City of Port Orchard Vice-Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Linda Streissguth Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Mayor Anne Blair Council Member Steve Bonkowski Council Member Wayne Roth * City of Bainbridge Island Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Council Chair Leonard Forsman Noo-kayet Director Chris Placentia* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Fisheries Director Rob Purser * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Executive Board Meeting November 25, 2014 Draft Meeting Minutes 1. Call to Order: Chair Tim Matthes called the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council’s (KRCC) Executive Board to order at 10:00 a.m. (Attendance noted at end) 2. Citizen Comments: Vivian Henderson addressed the Board concerning the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) and its relationship to KRCC. (see Citizen Testimony) 3. Approve Minutes of October 28 Executive Board Meeting: Motion: (Stern) and second (Blair) to approve the minutes of the October 28, 2014 meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 4. From the Chair: Chair Matthes commented that the Legislative Breakfast, held just prior to this Board meeting, was excellent and that he wished there had been more time to interact with State Legislators. 5. Legislative Agenda: Mary McClure briefed the Board. Two primary topics were addressed at the Legislative Breakfast: • Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate ** Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org West Sound Alliance Program (WSA): Legislators were generally supportive of the transportation projects for which WSA is seeking funding, and asked local jurisdictions to identify potential legislative reforms that might “free up” transportation funding. Mary will follow up with Senator Rolfes and local jurisdictions regarding issues raised during the Breakfast. The public affairs team working with the Alliance will assist in developing a program to communicate WSA priorities to the Legislature. • Police Body Cameras: Legislation is needed to address redaction and public disclosure requirements for agencies deploying police body cameras. Representative Drew Hansen is formulating a legislative approach. Additional information on this topic will be brought to the Board in January. The Board discussed KRCC’s 2015 legislative work program. Mary McClure described KRCC’s historic (much more elaborate and thus time-consuming), legislative work program which included, e.g. two annual legislative dinners, an annual lobbyists’ luncheon, and Board review of other Kitsap organizations’ and jurisdictions’ legislative agendas to identify areas for mutual support. 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 4 of 49 The Agency Review Team (ART) recommended a return to a broader, more in-depth and substantive legislative program for 2015. Mary McClure will contact local jurisdictions and organizations, the Association of Washington Cities, etc. to collect legislative topics of interest, and then bring them to the Board in January for further discussion and development of KRCC’s 2015 legislative agenda. At that time the Board can also determine how it wants to interact with PSRC and King County agendas. Board Discussion: • Mayor Lent: Both reforms and additional funding for transportation projects are needed. • Councilmember Stern: Perhaps KRCC should pursue establishing a federal Economic Development District for funding ferries, based on Kitsap’s identification as a maritime cluster. • Council Chair Forsman: The Suquamish Tribe has an ongoing interest in legislative support for needed transportation infrastructure and environmental issues, e.g. Puget Sound water quality, habitat restoration and protection. • Councilmember Bonkowski: The Board needs to address Senator Rolfes’ question: Does the West Sound region have the capacity and the will to raise local taxes to fund these transportation projects, (~ $40 million annually)? Mary McClure will work with the WSA public affairs team, John Powers and Lynn Longan on this issue. • Commissioner Garrido: Legislators should acknowledge the ferries’ 70% fare box recovery as riders’ investment in the ferry system. 6. Agency Review Team Recommendations: In response to October Board meeting feedback, the ART has met again to review recommendations regarding KRCC functions, form and funding in more depth. Mary McClure briefed the Board: a. Functions Recommendations: (See Presentation Slides, page 7) o Land Use and Transportation planning and funding – affirm KRCC involvement. o Kit~Net Program – retain. Councilmember Stern: This program is self-funded by its members, who could find no other body that met its needs. Mary McClure: The annual cost for the entire program is $15,000, which includes 85 senior staff hours and 72 project coordinator hours. o PSRC Coordination – increase involvement. o Legislative Priorities work – increase involvement. Councilmember Ashby: I’m concerned that it will be easy for KRCC to move into areas that are not part of our primary mission. I’d like to see our legislative priorities focus on land use and transportation. o Strategic Incubator role – implement. Councilmember Bonkowski: The police use of body cameras is a good example of the kind of issue that can be addressed by the Incubator function. o Affordable Housing Program – move planning and funding program components to a new agency, e.g. the Kitsap County Health District (ART recommends), or the Kitsap County Human Services Department. The KRCC Executive Board could remain the decision-making body for the Community Development Block Grant Program, and KRCC member agencies could continue to appoint representatives to the Grant Review Committees. Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 2 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 5 of 49 Commissioner Gelder: This recommendation is based partly on Board feedback suggesting KRCC “hone” its primary functions to land use and transportation areas. In addition, there will be economies of scale afforded by moving the program. Issues regarding where the program should be housed, and what body should be its decision-making “arm” will be addressed in the transition implementation plan. Mayor Lent: The Health District seems to be a good “fit” because all KRCC jurisdictions serve on the Health District Board. Mayor Blair: Also, a recent Health District survey indicated homelessness is the #1 health issue in the county. Councilmember Daugs: How will this change affect 2015 and 2016 grant applicants and recipients? Mary McClure & Kirsten Jewell: The organizational change will have to be coordinated with the grant cycle - not a particular challenge. The transition could happen at the end of 2015, when all contracts have been administered; then start anew with the 2016 cycle. Motion: (Stern) and second (Garrido) to adopt the Agency Review Team recommendations regarding KRCC Functions as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously. b. Organizational Form Recommendations: (See Presentation Slides, page 8) o Affirm that KRCC is an independent agency. o Add Kitsap Transit to KRCC membership and the Board, in recognition of its ongoing contribution to KRCC activities, and to reflect the federal trend towards giving transit entities a larger role in transportation planning and decision-making. o The Inter-Local Agreement that forms KRCC’s organizational base needs to be amended to allow for a new staffing model, a centralized office, and contracting for Human Resources services, etc. o Extend the current executive management contract for up to nine months; the contract can be terminated with 60 days’ notice from either party. This will allow for 2015 Countywide Planning Policies and West Sound Alliance work to be completed by McClure Consulting LLC, as well as fostering organizational knowledge retention and transfer to new staff during a transitional overlap period. o Rename/recreate the Agency Review Team as the Agency Implementation Team, tasked with developing a transition implementation plan, including a timeline for structuring future dues. Motion: (Blair) and second (Daugs) to postpone taking action on the Agency Review Team recommendations regarding KRCC Organizational Form as presented, until 2015 KRCC Executive Board officers have been appointed. Voting “Yes”: Daugs; voting “No”: Ashby, Blair, Bonkowski, Garrido, Gelder, Lent, Matthes, Stern, Wheeler. Motion Failed. Motion: (Bonkowski) and second (Garrido) to adopt the Agency Review Team recommendations regarding KRCC Organizational Form as presented, including the executive management services contract nine-month extension. Voting “Yes”: Ashby, Blair, Bonkowski, Garrido, Gelder, Lent, Matthes, Stern; voting “No”: Daugs, Wheeler. Motion Carried. c. Funding Recommendations: (See Presentation Slides, page 9) o The transition to a new organizational model will require additional dues funding by member agencies. o Kitsap Transit’s membership in KRCC will increase dues funding. Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 3 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 6 of 49 o 2016: Part B: The transportation project surcharge will probably be due at the time of project obligation. Process details need to be worked out, including how this funding structure will affect KRCC’s financial management. o The process for building the recommended 25% Operating Reserve Fund should be discussed mid2015. Board Discussion: • • • • Councilmember Ashby: What payment method will be used for the executive management contract extension, and how much of the 2015 dues will be used for it? Mary McClure: That will need to be worked out. The contract states payments are “tied to dues and the work program”. Historically monthly payments have been one-twelfth of the annual amount. Perhaps a nine-month contract amount, based on the Work Program, can be determined and paid in the same fashion. Councilmember Ashby: I need to be able to take the transition cost amount back to the Port Orchard City Council as soon as possible, for budgeting purposes. Commissioner Gelder: Transition costs are as yet undefined, but the ART’s “best guess” is approximately $40,000. Councilmember Bonkowski and Commissioner Gelder: Transition costs, 2016 dues determinations, and Operating Reserve Fund establishment issues will be addressed by the Agency Implementation Team. Mayor Blair: All KRCC representatives have an obligation to work with our councils to develop funding ideas and recommendations. Motion: (Gelder) and second (Stern) to maintain the 2015 Dues Schedule “As Is”, and to make Kitsap Transit a KRCC member, with its voting representative joining the KRCC Executive Board starting January, 2015. Motion Carried Unanimously. 7. Planning for 2015: a. Board Officers: The KRCC Executive Committee recommends Commissioner Rob Gelder serve as 2015 KRCC Chair, and Mayor Anne Blair serve as Vice Chair. Motion: (Lent) and second (Garrido) to appoint Commissioner Rob Gelder and Mayor Anne Blair as 2015 KRCC Executive Board Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. Motion Carried Unanimously. b. Work Program: Mary McClure reviewed the proposed 2015 Work Program. The work scheduled for the first half of 2015 is somewhat lighter than usual, e.g. no federal transportation funding cycle, phase two of the transportation plan postponed until 2016 to allow for Washington State Ferries Plan and other contributing outcomes. This affords an opportune time for 2015 to be the year of organizational transition. Motion: (Bonkowski) and second (Wheeler) to approve the proposed KRCC 2015 Work Program, January thru June, as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously. Council Chair Forsman expressed the desire to ensure the Work Program has sufficient flexibility to address new issues and initiatives as they arise - issues beyond land use and transportation. Mary McClure responded that the new 2015 KRCC meeting format includes a 2-hour meeting every month, of which up to nine will be business meetings. This will provide opportunities for study and educational sessions wherein emergent issues can be addressed. Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 4 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 7 of 49 c. Member Dues: Mary McClure reviewed the proposed 2015 Member Agency Dues. Motion: (Gelder) and second (Stern) to adopt the KRCC 2015 Member Agency Dues as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously. Councilmember Stern stated the Board will be reviewing the 2015 proposed budget to identify expected mid-2015 adjustments for organizational transition costs that will require dues amendments. It would behoove Board Members to advise their respective Boards and Councils that those amendments are coming, even though exact amendment amounts are as yet unknown. d. Budget: Mary McClure reviewed the proposed 2015 Budget, which includes funding for KRCC’s Core Program and the 2015 Kit~Net Work Program. Motion: (Gelder) and second (Bonkowski) to approve the KRCC 2015 Budget as presented. Motion Carried Unanimously. e. Executive Management Services Contract Extension Amendment: This amendment to the consultant agreement between KRCC and McClure Consulting LLC would extend the contract through September 31, 2015, to effect an orderly transition. The contract includes a 60-day termination agreement, which can be enacted by either party. Motion: (Bonkowski) and second (Gelder) to approve extending the McClure Consulting LLC contract for executive management services for nine months, through September 31, 2015. Motion Carried Unanimously. 8. Member Agency Comments: • Commissioner Gelder reminded the Board that this is a time of transition, e.g. today is Commissioner Streissguth’s last day; Commissioner Elect Wolfe attended today’s Legislative Breakfast; beginning with its January meeting, the Board will meet the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. He also outlined his intent, as 2016 KRCC Chair, to use the KRCC Executive Committee as the Agency Implementation Team (AIT) – which will focus on transition plan development and implementation oversight. Each KRCC jurisdiction will be represented on the AIT. • Councilmember Wheeler thanked everyone who helped develop the organizational transition plan. He also expressed his enthusiasm for the “tremendous potential” related to PSRC’s possible designation of Naval Base Kitsap and Keyport as manufacturing centers. The re-designation would allow those facilities to compete for federal infrastructure funding, which they cannot do now. Mary McClure: The PSRC Regional Staff Committee is identifying impacts and effects of the possible re-designation; the PSRC Regional Project Evaluation Committee and senior policy committee will also address these issues. • Mary McClure thanked KRCC Chair Tim Matthes for his service during this difficult year. Mayor Matthes thanked Mary McClure for her ongoing efforts to support KRCC. She responded that she tries at every step to diligently ensure the Board has the information needed to make good decisions. • Councilmember Stern acknowledged the interest of the Poulsbo City Council in the transition effort, especially Councilmembers Berry-Maraist, Henry and Nystul. Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 5 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 8 of 49 9. Citizens Comments: None. The regular Board meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m. Board Member Meeting Participants: Bek Ashby, City of Port Orchard Anne Blair, City of Bainbridge Island Steve Bonkowski, City of Bainbridge Island Leslie Daugs, City of Bremerton Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County Robert Gelder, Kitsap County Silvia Klatman, Naval Base Kitsap * Patty Lent, City of Bremerton Tim Matthes, City of Port Orchard Chris Placentia, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe * Ed Stern, City of Poulsbo Greg Wheeler, City of Bremerton Tom Zwolfer, Naval Base Kitsap * Board Alternate Tim Matthes, City of Port Orchard Board Members Not in Attendance: Jeff Cartwright, City of Port Orchard * Dino Davis, City of Bremerton * Becky Erickson, City of Poulsbo Rob Purser, Suquamish Tribe * Wayne Roth, City of Bainbridge Island * Larry Stokes, Port of Bremerton * Axel Strakeljahn, Port of Bremerton Linda Streissguth, Kitsap County Jeromy Sullivan, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe * Board Alternate Executive Management by McClure Consulting LLC: Mary McClure, Executive Director Kirsten Jewell, Housing Grants Program Manager Pamela Browning, Program Coordinator/Executive Ass’t Others in Attendance: Monica Bernard, Kitsap Community Resources Jay Johnson, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Adam Brockus, Bremerton Ferry Advisory Cmte. John Powers, KEDA Greg Cioc, Kitsap County Public Works Charles Prestrud, WA Department of Transportation Mark Dorsey, City of Port Orchard Public Works Kurt Wiest, Bremerton Housing Authority Mark Gulbranson, PSRC Ron Williams, City of Gig Harbor Vivian Henderson, Citizen ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Glossary of Terms: ADA ART AWC CDBG CPPs DCD HSC FCP KEDA PSRC SKIA TIP TransPOL TransTAC UGA WSA WSDOT WSF Americans with Disabilities Act KRCC Agency Review Team Association of Washington Cities Community Development Block Grant Program Countywide Planning Policies Department of Community Development Housing Solutions Center Ferry Community Partnership Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Puget Sound Regional Council (Metropolitan Planning Org for Central Puget Sound) South Kitsap Industrial Area Transportation Improvement Project Transportation Policy Committee (elected officials from KRCC member agencies) Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (staff from KRCC member agencies) Urban Growth Area West Sound Alliance Washington State Department of Transportation Washington State Ferries Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 6 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 9 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council KRCC Executive Board Study Session Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division Long Range Plan Update October 28, 2014 Chair Mayor Tim Matthes City of Port Orchard Vice-Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Linda Streissguth Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Mayor Anne Blair Council Member Steve Bonkowski Council Member Wayne Roth * City of Bainbridge Island Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Commissioner Garrido opened the Study Session at 9:00 a.m. Ray Deardorf, Washington State Ferries (WSF) Ferries Division Planning Director, reviewed the WSF Long Range Plan Update and asked how WSF might best engage the KRCC Board in its planning effort. (Please refer to Study Session slides for the presentation.) Commissioner Garrido: Kitsap County, the Kitsap Ferry Community Partnership, and the Kitsap Ferry Advisory Committees are jointly sponsoring five Community Ferry Forums in Kitsap County - one in each ferry-served community and one in Silverdale. The goal is to provide ferry rider input to WSF’s long range planning effort. Commissioner Garrido emphasized that WSF is part of the Washington State Department of Transportation and should be reviewed and funded at the same level as asphalt highways. “Ferries are our marine highways.” The Commissioner distributed and reviewed: Council Chair Leonard Forsman Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** • • Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Council Member Dawn Purser * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** • • Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org Preliminary Findings, Kitsap Community Ferry Forums Consolidated Meeting Notes, Kitsap Community Ferry Forums, (exclusive of Bainbridge Island input – which will be available shortly) Historic WSF Revenue Recovery Rate: FY2012 (see page four) History of WSF Ferry Fare Increases, 1984-2014 Several concerns were repeatedly raised at the forums: • • • • • Service reliability Service quality Ferry maintenance, (especially on the Southworth route) American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility Ensuring timely multi-modal connections Other key forum comments: • • Riders want scheduling consistency, especially on long runs where they’re making a big time investment. Would it be possible to alter run times to coordinate with major sporting events? Comment: Only if riders were notified of the change a long time before it happens. 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 10 of 49 • • • • • Staff training is a worthwhile investment, especially focusing on the concept of ferry employees’ work as a public service. Traffic control and off-loading/on-loading processes need to be consistent for each run. Parking availability is a critical component in users deciding to ride the ferry. Kingston ferry connections to Sounder trains often don’t work well. Board Discussion: • • • • • • • • • • • If ferry rider input was collected in a more user-friendly way, it could enhance the richness of ferry services, e.g. add some open-ended questions to survey materials. The demographic profile of ferry riders may not be broad enough; it could benefit from more exact knowledge, e.g. where users are going and how often they ride. How accurate is the data indicating ferry ridership is decreasing? Why is it decreasing? Ferries = quality of life in Kitsap. They’re used by commuters; to access entertainment; and most importantly, to reach critical medical services. It’s a challenge to rethink ferry service planning. We need to consider and integrate the entire transportation system, rather “planning in silos”, i.e. planning individually for ferries, Sounder connections, streets and roads. That integration will ensure passengers are served across the continuum of the transportation system. WSDOT needs to take a system-wide approach to planning that recognizes ferries’ importance to the entire multi-modal system, e.g. ferries carry freight and passengers to and from the airport, as well as commuters. WSF has its own accounting system that’s not integrated with WSDOT’s – they need to be integrated in order to support that broader perspective. Question to Ray Deardorf: What is the plan to address the immediate and critical need to fix the ferry traffic crossing the railway tracks at Edmonds issue? The railroad plans to run long trains through Edmonds starting in January, 2015; that’s going to exacerbate the problem. Deardorf: WSF has been working with the City of Edmonds for two decades on this issue. We’ve proposed under- and overpasses to be used with the current terminal. The only feasible option with which the community agrees is to move the terminal south. We have a Record of Decision and a design/plan for a new Edmonds terminal located south of the current site. It’s included in the current long range plan, but we have no funding for it. Commissioner Garrido asked if the Ferry Advisory Committees were working on the issue (“Yes”) and suggested Kitsap ferry supporters might be able to help. Regarding the Revenue Recovery chart: This could be useful information to use in our legislative lobbying efforts. If we can get capital expenditures, operations and maintenance costs split out, we can see where the money is being spent. It would be good to show legislators that WSF is a well-run organization. If there’s a shortfall in WSF’s budget, Kitsap would like budget cuts to be considered rather than service cuts. Question to Ray Deardorf: How many people ride a ferry each day? Deardorf: 65,000 trips are made daily, system-wide, (with each direction is counted as a ride). Follow-Up: • Commissioner Garrido suggested the Ferry Community Partnership would be happy to help gather additional survey information from ferry riders. Ferry Community Partnership members can distribute surveys directly to riders, rather than relying exclusively on online input. Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 2 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 11 of 49 • • • Commissioner Garrido expressed interest in gathering data regarding decreased ridership numbers and the reasons behind the decline. Ferry Forum materials will be available on the Kitsap County and KRCC websites. The Ferry Community Partnership next meets on November 8 at 9:30 a.m. Many ferry community representatives “Skype in”. The Study Session was adjourned at 9:55 a.m. Meeting Participants: Bek Ashby, City of Port Orchard Anne Blair, City of Bainbridge Island Steve Bonkowski, City of Bainbridge Island Leslie Daugs, City of Bremerton Becky Erickson, City of Poulsbo Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County Robert Gelder, Kitsap County Silvia Klatman, Naval Base Kitsap * Patty Lent, City of Bremerton Tim Matthes, City of Port Orchard Chris Placentia, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe * Wayne Roth, City of Bainbridge Island * Ed Stern, City of Poulsbo Axel Strakeljahn, Port of Bremerton Linda Streissguth, Kitsap County Greg Wheeler, City of Bremerton Tom Zwolfer, Naval Base Kitsap * Board Alternate Executive Management by McClure Consulting LLC: Mary McClure, Executive Director Pamela Browning, Program Coordinator Kirsten Jewell, Housing Grants Program Manager Board Members Not in Attendance: Jeff Cartwright, City of Port Orchard * Dino Davis, City of Bremerton * Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe Rob Purser, Suquamish Tribe * Larry Stokes, Port of Bremerton * Jeromy Sullivan, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 3 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 12 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council KRCC Executive Board Annual Legislative Breakfast November 25, 2014 Chair Mayor Tim Matthes City of Port Orchard Vice-Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Linda Streissguth Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Mayor Anne Blair Council Member Steve Bonkowski Council Member Wayne Roth * City of Bainbridge Island Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Council Chair Leonard Forsman Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Council Member Dawn Purser * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org Meeting Notes Tim Matthes and Rob Gelder welcomed the 23rd, 26th and 35th District legislators, West Sound Alliance Stakeholders, Key Peninsula elected officials, and other interested parties. Rob Gelder, Patty Lent, and Randy Neatherlin briefly overviewed the West Sound Alliance effort – its formation and mission to bring together agencies and organizations in the West Sound to identify critical transportation needs and work collaboratively to support each other in funding for those projects. As part of that effort, the Alliance ascertained these projects’ community and economic development impacts on the area, the greater Puget Sound region, and WA State. (see West Sound Alliance Strategic Corridor Investments and Economic Case Statement and Corridor & Project Map) John Powers, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Director, gave an overview of the West Sound region’s major economic drivers and their contribution to the region and WA State. Ron Williams presented a short video graphic developed by the Alliance, which highlights the West Sound’s transportation corridors and key projects requiring infrastructure investment. Several Alliance members then briefed legislators on those projects. (see West Sound Alliance Video Graphic) Discussion Highlights: o Does the West Sound region have the capacity and will to raise local taxes to fund these projects, (~ $40 million annually), thus eliminating the need for WA State to bond? • Jurisdictions should consider Transportation Improvement Districts. • Will all West Sound jurisdictions support a WA State transportation package, should there be one? • Senator Rolfes: Legislative effort to identify transportation reforms to free up funding for infrastructure investments, e.g. labor, pension, “Made in Washington” requirements, and funding source reforms. Senator Rolfes requested West Sound jurisdictions review the list of reforms being considered and: o Provide feedback on potential impacts to West Sound communities o Identify those reforms that would be supported locally o Identify additional possible reforms o Legislators need local support for: Legislation stipulating that cost overruns on existing mega-projects must be paid for by the project’s lead jurisdiction, e.g. Seattle tunnel project; Legislation removing sales taxes from transportation projects; “Dock” issues (the capital budget cannot fund “things that move”). 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 13 of 49 Other Topics: o Legislation is needed to address redaction and public disclosure requirements for agencies deploying police body cameras. o Legislators expect renewed support for tribal community development and veterans’ welfare issues during the 2015 session. o Legislation will be introduced to remove Transportation Commission involvement in ferry issues. Instead, a Statelevel advisory group will be formed with representatives from each ferry district. o The Legislature has responded to the State Supreme Court mandate to fully fund schools. It will support add’t’l school funding without implementation of “meaningful changes” that will produce “good outcomes”. o The Legislature will be grappling with the Governor’s proposal regarding climate change. o The Bremerton Ferry Advisory Committee supports legislation creating a new ferry district to enable passengeronly fast ferry service from Bremerton/Kitsap County ↔ Seattle. o Olympic Peninsula membership in the Regional Transportation Policy Organization provides funding for rural areas only; the remainder of transportation funding comes to the area via the Puget Sound Regional Council and KRCC. Legislative Breakfast Participants: Legislators: Senator Christine Rolfes, 23rd Representative Sherry Appleton, 23rd District Representative-Elect Dan Griffey, 35th District KRCC Board & Key Peninsula Elected Officials: Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Commissioner Elect Ed Wolfe Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin City of Bainbridge Island Mayor Anne Blair City of Bainbridge Isl. Councilmember Steve Bonkowski City of Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent City of Bremerton Councilmember Leslie Daugs City of Bremerton Councilmember Mike Sullivan City of Bremerton Councilmember Greg Wheeler City of Gig Harbor Mayor Jill Guernsey City of Port Orchard Councilmember Bek Ashby City of Port Orchard Councilmember Jerry Childs Others in Attendance: Judy Arbogast, 26th District Candidate Shannon Bauman, Kitsap County CDBG Monica Bernard, Kitsap Community Resources Adam Brockus, Bremerton Ferry Advisory Cmte. Greg Cioc, Kitsap County Public Works Mark Dorsey, City of Port Orchard Public Works Kylie Fergus, City of Poulsbo Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun Executive Management by McClure Consulting LLC: Mary McClure, Executive Director District Senator Jan Angel, 26th District Representative-Elect Michelle Caldier, 26th District Representative Jesse Young, 26th District City of Poulsbo Councilmember Linda Berry-Maraist City of Poulsbo Councilmember Jim Henry City of Poulsbo Councilmember Davis Musgrove City of Poulsbo Councilmember Gary Nystul City of Poulsbo Councilmember Ed Stern City of Poulsbo Chief of Police Allen Townsend Naval Base Kitsap Commanding Officer Tom Zwolfer Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs Officer Silvia Klatman Port Gamble S’Klallam Noo-Kayet CEO Chris Placentia Suquamish Tribe Council Chair Leonard Forsman City of Port Orchard Councilmember Cindy Lucarelli City of Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes City of Port Orchard Councilmember John Clauson Vivian Henderson, Citizen Jay Johnson, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce John Powers, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Charles Prestrud, WA Department of Transportation Briahna Taylor, Gordon Thomas Honeywell Kurt Wiest, Bremerton Housing Authority Ron Williams, City of Gig Harbor Pamela Browning, Program Coordinator/Exec Ass’t Kirsten Jewell, Housing Grants Program Manager Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 2 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 14 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Vice-Chair Mayor Anne Blair City of Bainbridge Island Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Ed Wolfe Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Council Member Wayne Roth Council Member not yet appointed * City of Bainbridge Island Mayor Tim Matthes Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard 4. From the Chair January 6, 2015 2015 Executive Committee / Agency Implementation Team: County Commissioner Rob Gelder, Chair * Bainbridge Island Mayor Anne Blair, Vice Chair * Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent * Port Orchard Council Member Bek Ashby Poulsbo Council Member Ed Stern * ∗ Members of 2013-2014 Agency Review Team Meeting schedule as shown under Agenda Item 5a. From the existing KRCC By-laws: Section 10. COMMITTEES: Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo 10.1 At the first Executive Board meeting of each calendar year, the Chair appoints an Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee will include: one County Commissioner, and two representatives of two City governments and includes the Chair and Vice Chair, for a minimum of three members. The Executive Committee’s responsibilities include: Council Chair Leonard Forsman Fisheries Director Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** 10.1.1 Monitoring the annual work program and budget performance and recommending revisions, if necessary; Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Noo-Kayet CEO Chris Placentia * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** 10.1.2 General oversight of the executive director, consistent with the Council’s contract with the executive director for such services; or, of any employee hired by the Council. The Executive Committee is responsible for reviewing and ensuring that all expenditures submitted for reimbursement by the executive director complies with the executive director’s contract; 10.1.3 Oversight of the Council’s records retention requirements; Executive Director John Clauson **** Kitsap Transit **** 10.1.4. Recommending amendments to the Interlocal Agreement and By-laws; Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC 10.1.5 Preparing a recommended annual work program and budget for the succeeding year; and * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member **** Pending ILA Update 10.1.6 Undertaking such studies and activities as assigned by the Chair or Council. Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org 10.2 The Chair may appoint or the Council may request that the Chair appoint other committees as needed to advise or assist the Council in fulfilling its functions. Committee composition should include, as appropriate, representatives of County, City and Tribal governments, the Port of Bremerton, or other members. 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 15 of 49 2015 KRCC MEETING SCHEDULE Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Executive Board Meetings Executive Committee/ Agency Implementation Team 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. January meeting: Main Meeting Chambers Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton Jan 6 Apr 7 July 7 Oct 6 Feb 3 May 5 Aug 4 Nov 3 Mar 3 June 2 Sept 1 Dec 1 Executive Board meetings will be either Regular Business Meetings or Study Sessions. Kit-Net Policy Advisory Group Dates, Times & Location TBD Bremerton Mayor’s Conference Room Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton Subsequent meeting locations TBD 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Jan 20 Apr 21 July 21 Oct 20 Feb 17 May 19 Aug 18 Nov 17 Mar 17 June 16 Sept 15 Dec 15 Planning Directors Forum Bremerton Mayor’s Conference Room Norm Dicks Government Center 9:30 – 11:30 am * Hold the date Jan 8 Apr 9 * July 9 Oct 8 * Feb 12 May 14 Aug 13 * Nov 12 Mar 12 June 11 * Sept 10 Dec 10 * Transportation Policy Committee (TransPOL) Kitsap Transit 60 Washington Ave, Bremerton 2:30-4:30 pm Feb 12 Aug 13 Apr 9 Oct 8 West Sound Alliance Steering Committee January meeting: Friday, January 9 8:30 – 10:30 am Bremerton Mayor’s Conference Room Other dates may coincide with TransPOL meetings. Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TransTAC) Kitsap Transit 60 Washington Ave, Bremerton 12:30 – 2:00 pm Feb 12 Aug 13 Apr 9 Oct 8 Please visit the KRCC website for further details and meeting materials: www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org As of December 16, 2014 June 11 Dec 10 June 11 Dec 10 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 16 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Vice-Chair Mayor Anne Blair City of Bainbridge Island Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Ed Wolfe Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Council Member Wayne Roth Council Member not yet appointed * City of Bainbridge Island Mayor Tim Matthes Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Council Chair Leonard Forsman Fisheries Director Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Noo-Kayet CEO Chris Placentia * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Executive Director John Clauson **** Kitsap Transit **** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member **** Pending ILA Update Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org In addition to information briefing, two Board actions are requested. 5b. Transition Planning January 6, 2015 The Executive Committee/Agency Implementation Team will guide the transition planning during 2015, formulating specific proposals for the Executive Board’s review and action. Refer to Item 5a for schedule of meetings. Immediate next steps: Requested Action: Revise KRCC ILA to reflect three key changes: • KRCC-employed Executive Director/staff, with associated changes * • Add Kitsap Transit to the KRCC Member Agencies & Board * • Clarify KRCC’s existing voting structure ∗ Approved in principle at the November 25 KRCC Executive Board meeting Changing the ILA will require action from each member agency’s governing body, to be scheduled for January, 2015, pending Executive Board approval of revisions at January 6 meeting. Revise KRCC By-Laws to reflect ILA revisions: Requires 2/3 approval of Executive Board after 30 day review. Evaluate need for KRCC to be incorporated as an LLC or non-profit Develop 2015 Work Program & Budget to accompany Management Services Agreement [monthly/quarterly basis reflecting nine month contract extension] Develop 2015 Transition Plan and Schedule, including staff recruitment and administrative transfers e.g. public documents, web site. KRCC Housing Grants Program Transition Plan: See next pages, including Requested Action: Approve transferring to Kitsap County Dept. of Human Services, pending completion of revised ILA’s 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 17 of 49 KRCC Housing Grants Program Transition Plan 2015 presents an advantageous point to transition the KRCC Housing Grants Program and the Community Development Block Grant Program (Balance of County) to a different agency for administration and management. Preliminary discussions with the Kitsap Health District, Kitsap County Dept. of Human Services, CDBG staff, and the Kitsap Continuum of Care Coalition offer the following insights: Kitsap Public Health District (KPHD): • The KPHD’s recently-completed Kitsap Community Health Priorities Project (KCHP) identifies affordable housing and homelessness as one of Kitsap’s top community health issues. Although KPHD is not intending to take on a substantive management role, the agency stands ready to participate in collaborative policy-making and programming with the Kitsap Continuum of Care Coalition and Kitsap County. • The KPHD’s focus on preventive interventions and upstream action meshes with the current Kitsap Homeless Housing Plan and its identified strategies. • The three-county Community of Health was recently organized (Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam) focusing on integrated patient care. A similar integrated approach would be beneficial to support people/families attempting to move out of homelessness • There may be some additional State and/or federal funding available to address homelessness in Kitsap in the future. o There is an advocacy effort to expand the WA State Medicaid Plan to include specific tenancy supports (i.e. case management to assist people to stay in their housing) for people who are chronically homeless. If the WA Legislature takes this action, additional funding for assisting this homeless population would become available. o KPHD’s KCHP Project and subsequent national accreditation is intended to open doors for additional future funding. Kitsap County Dept. of Human Services: • Kitsap County Dept. of Human Services already manages and administers an array of social servicerelated grant programs, including administration of the Balance-of-County CDBG Program [KRCC is currently the policy board for this CDBG Program]. • The KRCC Housing Grants Program are compatible with those programs. In fact, the recently-developed program to distribute grants through the 1/10th of 1% Mental Health Levy was modeled on the Kitsap Coordinated Grant Application Process, developed through the KRCC. • The existing KRCC Coordinated Grant Application Process, when it is sponsored through Kitsap County, could possibly be expanded to include other grant programs. • Preliminary financial review indicates that existing grant program administrative funds would be adequate to staff the Housing Grants Program within this department. Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 2 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 18 of 49 Kitsap Continuum of Care Coalition (KCoCC) • The KCoCC is the policy partner for KRCC’s Housing Grants Program, participating in the development of the Kitsap Homeless Housing Plan and setting annual priorities. • Both the KPHD and Kitsap County Dept. of Human Services have working relationships with the KCoCC. Immediate Next Steps: Requested Action: Approve transferring to Kitsap County Dept. of Human Services, pending completion of revised ILA’s : • • Administration of the KRCC Housing Grants Program Policy/Executive oversight of both the Housing Grants Program and the CDBG Balance of County Program. 2. Revise existing ILA’s supporting these grant programs: • Approval of revisions through KRCC Executive Board. • Agreement to enter into revised ILA’s by County and Cities. 3. Develop specific transition plan for first/second quarter 2015 program activities. Considerations: Recognizing that the Board of County Commissioners would be responsible for grant program decisionmaking, the appropriate role for Cities in future grant program activities should be included in the revised ILA’s, e.g. • Invitation to City officials to participate in periodic development of policy plans: CDBG Consolidated Plan Kitsap Homeless Housing Plan • Appointment by each City of representatives to Grant Recommendation Committees (current practice) • Invitation to City officials to participate in Kitsap County Work Study Session(s) adopting annual priorities and grant award recommendations. Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council • Page 3 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 19 of 49 Approved 2015 Work Program November 25, 2014 2015 Work Program Element Core including Mandated Program Elements (Federal / State) Executive Board KRCC Executive Board @ NDGC Meeting Chamber, monthly basis, either Board Meetings or Study Sessions, including topics of shared interest as per Screening Criteria Transition Planning Agency Implementation Team / Executive Committee: monthly meetings + telcons as needed; coordinate HR, Legal, Accounting and Financial policy development & contract relationships; staff recruiting PSRC Coordination & Representation Program Notes: January – June, 2015 Goal: Completion 6 meeting cycles 6 meeting cycles + staff work / planning Coordinate appointments & support Kitsap reps’ interaction within PSRC Boards & Committees ; regular reports during KRCC Board meetings 6 meeting cycles Executive to represent Kitsap to PSRC Senior Staff Committees (Countywide Chair, Regional Project Evaluation Committee, Regional Staff Committee, & others as emerge ) 6 meeting cycles Coordinate topical input among jurisdictions: transportation & land use Develop Annual Legislative Agenda Thru regular meetings Follow-up West Sound Alliance Provide up-to-date administrative environment, including web presence, On-going organizational insurances, computing operations, document retention Transportation: Up to nine (9) monthly meetings of KRCC TransPOL and TransTAC, as established: Refine Scope of Work for Countywide Multi-Modal Transportation Plan Phase 2, to be conducted in 2016 with Kitsap Transit as lead agency. Thru regular meetings PSRC Federal Funding Coordination: A. Track existing federally-funded project obligations A. On-going B. Federal transportation funding cycle: STP Supplemental as needed B. Through regular Rural Program meeting cycles Growth Management: Up to nine (9) monthly meetings of Planning Directors Forum, as established: Coordinate shift of projected population: CK UGA Silverdale UGA Adopt CPP revisions Develop Household Targets, based on County/City Comp Plan Updates Thru regular meetings Follow-up Countywide Data Analyses e.g. Buildable Lands, JLUS, Comp Plans Thru regular meetings Kit~Net Program See attached Low Income/Homeless Housing Grant Programs: Coordinate transfer of Complete during 1st / 2nd Qtr Program & Grant administration, incl Coordinated Grant Application Process Note: Transition support to new staff during 3rd Quarter 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 20 of 49 7b. Kit~Net: Budget & Work Program for 2015 November 25, 2014 Draft: Kit~Net Policy Advisory Group has not yet finalized Technical staff/ (TechFests) (2) In coordination with NoaNet Policy Briefings (2: March & June) Policy Advisory Group meetings (4) KRCC Executive Board briefings (2) Through Policy Advisory Group, TechFests, & Policy Briefings: Collaborative sharing of specific information & operating strategies e.g.: 1. Disaster Recovery & Continuity of Operations 2. Security Audits (“how to”) 3. E-gov’t initiatives 4. Social media & public agencies 5. Identify technology innovations & technical implementation 6. Cloud-based e-mail 7. Identify policy issues for Policy Advisory Group /KRCC Board Work Element Kit~Net Program 4 Policy Advisory Group meetings incl. Agendas, website update, meeting arrangements, facilitation, follow-up 2 Techfest meetings incl meeting set-up, coordination, follow-up 2 Policy Briefings incl. meeting set-up/ structure, facilitation, follow-up Quarterly Reports: KRCC Board Website Maintenance incl document library & IT events calendar Overall Program Management 85 Senior hours @ $121 = $10,285 72 Project Coordinator hours @ $52 = $3,744 Total Staffing $14,029 Materials & Expenses $ 971 Total Kit~Net Expense $15,000 Techno Tools & Telework discontinued for 2015 Total Kit~Net Expense Revenue Member Assessments $15,000 $15,000 Budget Notes: o Unused funds carried over into the following year’s program budget. o Any substantive additional activity to be funded from other sources e.g. grants. Member Assessments: Kitsap County & KPUD Cities (4) Kitsap Regional Library Other Agencies (9 estimated) Total Projected $3,625 $ 650 $ 650 $ 500 $7,250 $2,600 $ 650 $4,500 $15,000 Other Agencies e.g. School Districts/OC/OESD Kitsap Transit Port of Bremerton CENCOM Tribes Dept. of Emergency Mgmt Fire Districts 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 21 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council KITSAP REGIONAL COORDINATING COUNCIL INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into by and between the undersigned parties pursuant to provisions of the Interlocal Cooperation Act of 1967, Chapter 39.34 RCW. WHEREAS, the undersigned members recognize the need and desirability to participate in a forum for intergovernmental coordination, cooperation, and consultation among member agencies in order to bring about a continuous and comprehensive regional planning process and efficient service delivery; and WHEREAS, the undersigned members desire jointly to undertake continuous, cooperative study and planning of regional and governmental issues of mutual interest, including but not limited to development, land use, housing, capital facilities, service, utilities, finances, public buildings, water supply, water distribution and drainage, air and water pollution, parks and recreation, transportation planning, and economic development; and WHEREAS, it is the belief of the undersigned members that regional deliberations, planning, and review can best be achieved with the creation of a separate legal entity whose function and activities are subject to policy direction from the undersigned member agencies according to the provisions of this Agreement; and WHEREAS, the State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires local jurisdictions to coordinate and ensure consistency when developing comprehensive land use plans and the undersigned members desire to establish the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council as a separate legal entity to facilitate coordination and consistency of comprehensive land use plans as required by the GMA; and WHEREAS, the undersigned members desire to use the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council for developing County-wide Planning Policies (CPPs) under the GMA as a framework to guide Kitsap County and cities situated within the County in developing their comprehensive land use plans. THEREFORE, in consideration of mutual promises and covenants herein it is hereby agreed: I. NAME This Agreement establishes the KITSAP REGIONAL COORDINATING COUNCIL (“Council”), a separate legal entity since 2001. 1 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 22 of 49 II. DURATION The Agreement shall remain in force and effect perpetually or until terminated by majority vote of the member agencies. III. DEFINITIONS For the purpose of this Interlocal Agreement, the following terms have the meaning prescribed to them in this section unless the context of their use dictates otherwise: A. “Member agency” means a voting and dues paying municipal or other government entity located within Kitsap County which is a party to this Agreement. B. C. County. “State” means the State of Washington. “Region” means the territory physically lying within the boundaries of Kitsap D. “Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council” or “Council” means the separate legal entity established by this Agreement to represent member agencies to carry out those powers and managerial and administrative responsibilities delegated pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement. E. “Majority vote” means more than one-half of the votes cast when a quorum is present and must include a majority of votes from County commissioners and a majority of votes from the representatives of at least two separate cities. and must include: 1. At a minimum, a quorum of the Executive Board present and voting; 2. Votes from two or more County Commissioners; and 3. A majority of votes from the representatives of at least two separate Cities. F. “Executive Board” shall mean the representatives of member agencies of the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council identified in Article IV.B. of this Agreement. G. “Cost Allocation” means annual dues (the annual allocation among Member agencies of the cost of Council operations determined by the Executive Board for the purposes of calculating members’ obligations to contribute to the funding of Council operations for the year, and for the purposes of calculating obligations and distributions in the event of withdrawal or termination). H. Council. “Ex Officio Member” means a non-voting, non-dues paying member of the I. “Two-thirds majority vote” means two-thirds or more of the votes cast and also requires a majority of votes from County commissioners and a majority of votes from the representatives from at least two separate cities. and must include: 2 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 23 of 49 1. At a minimum, a quorum of the Executive Board present and voting; 2. Votes from two or more County Commissioners; and 1.3. A majority of votes from the representatives of at least two separate Cities. J. “Associate Member” means a member of the Council which is not a party to this Agreement and who enters into a separate agreement with the Council that establishes the Associate Member’s level of participation in Council activities. K. “Executive Director” is the person appointed by the Executive Board to accomplish the work plan developed by the Executive Board. IV. MEMBERSHIP AND REPRESENTATION A. Membership. Membership (except for Associate Members and Ex Officio Members) is established by execution of this Agreement and payment of any required cost allocation as established by the Executive Board. B. Executive Board. The Executive Board is comprised of the following representatives of member agencies: 1. County Government: three (3) members of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners; 2. City Governments: a. The Mayor of each city having a population of 10,000 persons or less; b. The Mayor and one (1) member of the City Council of each city having a population between 10,001 persons and 30,000 persons; c. The Mayor and two (2) members of the City Council of each city having a population greater than 30,000 persons; d. A city with a Council/Manager form of government may select one (1) member of the City Council instead of a Mayor. The number of additional City Council members representing the city shall be as described in 2(a-c) above. 3. Port of Bremerton: one (1) representative consisting of a Port Commissioner; 4. Kitsap Transit: one (1) representative consisting of its Executive Director; 3 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 24 of 49 4. 5. City Council and Port of Bremerton representatives may be selected by whatever means established by each specific member agency for a two (2) year term. C. The determination of the population of cities will be the most recent annual population estimate of cities and towns prepared by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. D. A municipal or government entity or a federally recognized Indian Tribe that desires to become a member of the Council must obtain permission to do so by majority vote of the Executive Board. The required permission applies to any entity that wishes to become a Member or Ex Officio Member. A municipal or government entity or a federally recognized Indian tribe that wishes to become an Associate Member must obtain permission to do so by a majority vote of the Executive Board, and must present a draft agreement for the Executive Board’s consideration, establishing the proposed terms, duties, powers and privileges for Associate Member status. V. POWER, AUTHORITY, AND PURPOSE This Agreement does not confer additional substantive powers or authorities on member agencies. The powers and authorities conferred herein are limited to the powers that each member agency is authorized by law to perform. The Council has the following power, authority, and purpose: A. Provide a regional forum for regional deliberations and cooperative decisionmaking by the region’s elected officials in order to bring about a continuous and comprehensive planning process, and foster cooperation and mediate differences among governments throughout the region. B. Consistent with the GMA, coordinate and ensure consistency when developing comprehensive land use plans. C. Consistent with the GMA, develop CPPs to be used as a framework to guide the County and the Cities in developing their comprehensive land use plans; D. Coordinate actions to provide for the distribution of state and federal grant funds, including but not limited to federal transportation funding; community development block grants, and low income housing grants. E. Undertake continuous, cooperative study and planning of regional and governmental problems of mutual interest, including but not limited to development, land use, housing, capital facilities, services, utilities, finances, public buildings, water supply, water distribution and drainage, air and water pollution, parks and recreation and transportation planning. F. Coordinate actions to provide for a sustainable economy and environment for the region. 4 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 25 of 49 G. Carry out such other planning and coordinating activities authorized by majority vote of the Council including participation in other forums and organizations. H. Establish Bylaws, to be amended from time to time, that govern the procedures of the Council. The Bylaws, as may be amended, are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference as if fully set forth herein. I. Appoint the Executive Director. I.J. Contract for administrative services and enter Enter into other agreements as deemed appropriate and/or necessary to implement this Agreement. J K. Purchase, receive, lease, take by gift, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, improve, use and otherwise deal in and with real or personal property, or any interest therein, in the name of the Council. K L. Sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer, and otherwise dispose of its property and assets. L.M Sue and be sued, complain and defend, in all courts of competent jurisdiction in the Council’s name. M.N. To engage in any other activity necessary to further the Council goals and purposes to the extent authorized by chapter 39.34 RCW. N.O. Apply for such federal, state, or private funding of any nature as may become available to assist the organization in carrying out its purposes and functions. O.P. Identify and examine issues such as governance, growth policies, development standards, service provision, revenue-cost sharing and municipal annexations in urban growth areas. P.Q. Strive to represent the consensus of views on growth management and planning issues among member agencies. The Council makes recommendations on behalf of those jurisdictions to multi-county regional agencies and State government on behalf of member agencies, on proposed changes to multi-county regional plans, state plans and laws. Q.R Represent the views or position of member agencies within the County on issues of consistency or the resolution of conflicts related to the multi-county regional growth strategy and transportation plan. R.S. Make appointments to committees and boards of multi-county regional organizations (e.g. Puget Sound Regional Council, Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization) where appointments are requested to represent more than one member agency of the Council. Members appointed to such committees and boards shall represent the consensus of the views of the Council. If consensus is not reached on a particular issue, the members appointed to such committees and boards shall represent the majority and minority views of the Council, in order to accurately portray the status of discussions on that issue. 5 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 26 of 49 T. Employ personnel, adopt personnel policies, terminate personnel, and all other associated powers necessary for and relevant to employment matters. S.U Review this Interlocal Agreement no fewer than every 10 years with the assistance of legal counsel. VI. FINANCING A. Cost Allocation. All members shall pay the annual cost allocation as described in the Bylaws. If payment by a member is not paid timely after notice of the cost allocation is received, the member is subject to having its membership status revoked by majority vote of the Executive Board. B. Local Government Accounting. All services and transfers of property to the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council shall be paid and accounted for in accordance with RCW 43.09.210. VII. FISCAL YEAR AND BUDGET A. The Fiscal Year. The fiscal year shall coincide with the calendar year. B. Adoption of Budget. By September of each year the Executive Board shall adopt a draft annual work program, budget, and cost allocation for the ensuing fiscal year that identifies anticipated activities, goals, revenues, and expenditures for completing the work program. The final work program, budget, and cost allocation for the ensuing year shall be adopted by the Executive Board no later than November of each year. No increase or decrease to the final budget shall occur without the approval of the Executive Board. C. Notice of Budget. On or before September 30, the Executive Board shall provide written notice of the ensuing year’s draft budget, work plan, and cost allocation to the designated representative(s) of each member agency. On or before November 30, the Executive Board shall provide written notice of the final budget, work plan, and cost allocation adopted for the ensuing fiscal year to the designated representative(s) of each member agency. D. Accounting, Budgeting, and Reporting. The Council shall be subject to the Budgeting Accounting & Reporting System (BARS) applicable to Category 1 local governments. E. Fiscal Agent. The Council may retain a fiscal agent. The fiscal agent may be a member agency who shall serve and be subject to removal, pursuant to the terms and conditions as established by agreement between the fiscal agent and the Council. F. Contracting. All contracts made by or on behalf of the Council shall be in accordance with state law, including, but not limited to: Chapter 39.04 RCW, and Chapter 42.23 RCW, and Chapter 42.24 RCW. VIII. WITHDRAWAL FROM AGREEMENT 6 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 27 of 49 Any member agency has the right to withdraw from this Interlocal Agreement by giving the Executive Board six (6) months prior written notice. Unless otherwise provided by future agreement, any member agency that withdraws shall remain responsible for its financial and other obligations with regard to Council activities until the effective date of withdrawal and with regard to agreements to which the Council is a party and which exist at the time of such notice of withdrawal. Withdrawal by one member agency to this Interlocal Agreement shall not terminate the Agreement as to any other remaining member agencies. Except as provided in Article IX of this Agreement, any member agency that withdraws from this Agreement forfeits any rights it may have to the Council’s assets; provided, however, such forfeiture shall not take effect if the Council dissolves within one (1) year of the date of the withdrawal notice. IX. DISPOSAL OF ASSETS Upon dissolution of the Council, any Council assets, after payment of all liabilities, costs, expenses, and charges validly incurred under this Agreement, shall be distributed to member agencies which are members of the Council on the date of dissolution. Distribution of assets shall be in proportion to the funding formula for cost allocation as described in the Bylaws, in accordance with Article VI.B. of the Agreement, and existing at the time of dissolution. The debts, liabilities, and obligations of the Council shall not constitute a debt, liability, or obligation of any member agency. If assets cannot reasonably be distributed in proportion to the funding formula, the Council shall declare the assets to be surplus, and shall offer the assets for sale according to the requirements of chapter 43.19 RCW, and shall distribute the proceeds from the sale in proportion to the funding formula established by the Executive Board in accordance with Article VI.B. of this Agreement. X. LIABILITY AND INSURANCE A. Any loss or liability to third parties resulting from negligent acts, errors, or omissions of the Council, Member agencies (excluding Associate Members), Ex Officio Members, and/or employees while acting within the scope of their authority under this Agreement shall be borne by the Council exclusively, and the Council shall defend such parties, at its cost, upon request by the member agency, ex officio agency, and/or employee. B. The Executive Board shall obtain commercial general liability, and auto liability insurance coverage for the Council, Executive Board, and any staff employed by the Council, at levels no less than $1 million single occurrence and $2 million aggregate for each type of liability that is insured. The policy shall name each member agency, and their respective elected officials, officers, agents, and employees as additional insured’s. The Executive Board shall annually evaluate the adequacy of the Council’s insurance coverage. C. The Executive Board shall require that all contractors and subcontractors utilized by the Council obtain insurance coverage consistent with Article X.B. XI. LEGAL REPRESENTATION The Council may retain legal counsel. Legal counsel may be an employee of a member agency, an outside entity, or an individual. In the event of a conflict of interest, the Council may 7 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 28 of 49 retain substitute or additional legal counsel. Additionally, the Council may retain outside legal counsel concerning any matter the Council deems appropriate. Retained counsel shall serve, and be subject to removal, pursuant to the terms and conditions established by agreement between legal counsel and the Council. An adjustment in cost allocation to Members will be made if the Council retains outside legal counsel. XII. ENTIRE AGREEMENT This Agreement supersedes all previous Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council interlocal agreements and all prior discussions, representations, contracts, and/or agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement and constitutes the entire contract between the parties. XIII. MODIFICATION Except as provided by Article XIX, the terms of this Agreement shall not be altered or modified unless agreed to in writing by all member agencies and such writing shall be executed with the same formalities as are required for the execution of this document. XIV. WAIVER The failure of any party to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver or relinquishment of same, but the same shall be and remain in full force and effect. XV. NOTICE Except as provided in Article XVIII of this Agreement, any notice required by this Agreement shall be made in writing to the representative(s) identified in Article IV.B. of this Agreement with a copy of such notice provided to the Executive Director. Notice is effective on the third day following deposit with the U.S. Postal Service, regular mail. XVI. SEVERABILITY If any of the provisions of this Agreement are held illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. XVII. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, both as to its interpretation and performance. Any action at law, suit in equity, or other judicial proceeding arising in connection with this Agreement may be instituted and maintained only in a court of competent jurisdiction in Kitsap County, Washington. XVIII. CLAIMS A. Any claim for damages made under chapter 4.96 RCW shall be filed with the Chair of the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, c/o the Clerk of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, 614 Division Street, MS-4, Port Orchard, Washington, 98366. 8 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 29 of 49 B. Upon receipt of a claim for damages, or any other claim, a copy of the claim will be provided by the Clerk of the Board to the Executive Director and to each member of the Executive Board. XIX. EXECUTION AND FILING A. Counterparts. The parties agree that there shall be multiple original signature pages of this Agreement distributed for signature by the necessary officials of the parties. Upon execution, the executed original signature pages of this Agreement shall be returned to the Clerk of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, who shall file an executed original of this Agreement with the Kitsap County Auditor. The Clerk of the Board shall distribute duplicate conformed copies of the Agreement to each of the parties. Parties that sign on as Members at a later date will provide original signature pages of this Agreement to the Clerk of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, who shall file the signature pages provided with the Kitsap County Auditor. The Clerk of the Board shall distribute duplicate conformed copies of the signature pages filed later, to each of the parties. Addition of parties at a later date will not constitute a modification under Section XIII of this Agreement. B. Later Approval and Filing. Later approval and filing of this Agreement by additional parties as set forth in Article IV, Section D, shall be deemed an authorized amendment to the Agreement already on file with the Kitsap County Auditor, without the need for reconsideration and approval by parties that have already approved and executed the Agreement. XX. EFFECTIVE DATE This Agreement shall go into effect among and between the parties upon its execution by all of the parties, as evidenced by the signatures and dates affixed below and upon its filing with the County Auditor as provided in Article XIX. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed by each party on the date set forth below: Signatures on the following page. 9 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 30 of 49 Date: ________________ CITY OF BAINBRIDGE ISLAND __________________________________ Doug Schulze, City Manager Date: ________________ CITY OF BREMERTON __________________________________ Patty Lent , Mayor Date: ________________ CITY OF PORT ORCHARD __________________________________ Tim Matthes, Mayor Date: ________________ CITY OF POULSBO __________________________________ Becky Erickson, Mayor Date: ________________ PORT OF BREMERTON ___________________________________ Roger Zabinski, President Date: ________________ KITSAP TRANSIT ___________________________________ John Clauson, Executive Director Date: ________________ KITSAP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Attest: ______________________________ Dana Daniels, Clerk of the Board ___________________________________ Robert Gelder, Chair ______________________________ Ed Wolfe, Commissioner ___________________________________ Charlotte Garrido, Commissioner APPROVED AS TO FORM: ______________________________ Poulsbo City Attorney ______________________________ Bainbridge Island City Attorney ______________________________ Port of Bremerton Attorney ______________________________ Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Kitsap County ___________________________________ Port Orchard City Attorney ___________________________________ Bremerton City Attorney ___________________________________ Kitsap Transit Attorney 10 Interlocal Agreement - 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 31 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council December 3, 2014 Chair Mayor Tim Matthes City of Port Orchard Vice-Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Ed Wolfe Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Mayor Anne Blair Council Member Steve Bonkowski Council Member Wayne Roth * City of Bainbridge Island Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Council Chair Leonard Forsman Fisheries Director Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Noo-Kayet CEO Chris Placentia * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org To: KRCC Executive Board Members KRCC TransPOL Members PSRC Policy Board & EDD Members From: Mary McClure Re: Representatives for 2015 I am writing about representation to the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council’s Board, KRCC TransPOL, and the Puget Sound Regional Council’s policy boards. KRCC Executive Board: Current KRCC Board members are listed in the left column. The two year 2014-2105 terms (except Mayors and County Commissioners) are in place, as per the KRCC by-laws. This allows continuity in building the knowledge base so useful to effective participation. KRCC TransPOL Members: The KRCC sponsors a Transportation Policy Committee (TransPOL) to advise and recommend re: countywide transportation issues. Member terms are also two years, 2014-2015, although more flexible to ensure appropriate representation. The TransPOL meets regularly, typically on second Thursdays of the month, usually with the TransTAC (which includes senior transportation staff from member agencies + those entities that are responsible for planning and providing transportation services in Kitsap, e.g. Kitsap Transit, WSDOT, WSF, PSRC, PRTPO). The membership intention for the TransPOL is to involve all Kitsap policy representatives to the various transportation entities that touch Kitsap. Meeting frequency depends on work load. Attached is a list of the current TransPOL representatives from Kitsap (2014-15). Please take a look to ensure that your agency is appropriately represented. Review of this list will be an item of business at the Tuesday, January 6 KRCC Executive Board meeting. My hope is that you will shepherd this review of your agency’s TransPOL representation through your respective councils/commissions. PSRC Policy Board Representatives: Attached is a listing of the 2014 Kitsap representatives to the PSRC Policy Boards: Executive, Growth Management, Transportation, Agriculture, and the Economic Development District. These are one year appointments. At the January 6 KRCC Board meeting, we will review the appointments; the KRCC coordinates reps from Kitsap County, Bremerton, KEDA, Kitsap Transit and actually appoints the Kitsap Other Cities reps. Please review and let me know of changes and/or interest from your jurisdiction in serving. One thing we have all learned over the years is that full communication and clear decision-making at the KRCC’s countywide table requires the knowledge and familiarity that is built through consistency and participation. Thank you! 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 32 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Chair Mayor Tim Matthes City of Port Orchard 5c-iii. 2014-2015 KRCC Transportation Policy Committee (TransPOL) Appointments January 28, 2014 Vice-Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Linda Streissguth Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Mayor Anne Blair Council Member Steve Bonkowski Council Member Wayne Roth * City of Bainbridge Island Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Kitsap County Robert Gelder County Commissioner City of Bremerton Jerry McDonald Mike Sullivan City Council Member City Council Member City of Poulsbo Linda Berry-Maraist City Council Member City of Bainbridge Island Steven Bonkowski Val Tollefson City Council Member City Council Member City of Port Orchard Bek Ashby Jeff Cartwright City Council Member City Council Member Kitsap Transit John Clauson Executive Director Port of Bremerton Axel Strakeljahn Port Commissioner Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Board Action Requested: Appoint 2014-2015 KRCC TransPOL Members, as presented Council Chair Leonard Forsman Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Council Member Dawn Purser * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Tom Danaher, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org FYI: Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board (TPB) Kitsap County (alternate) Robert Gelder Charlotte Garrido County Commissioner County Commissioner Metro Center, Bremerton (alternate) Eric Younger Patty Lent City Council Member Mayor Other Cities (alternate) Steve Bonkowski Jeff Cartwright City Council Member City Council Member Transit Agencies (alternate) Robert Gelder John Clauson County Commissioner Executive Director, KT x FYI: Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO) Executive Committee City of Bremerton City of Port Orchard City of Poulsbo Jerry McDonald Bek Ashby Linda Berry-Maraist City Council Member City Council Member City Council Member 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 33 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Chair Mayor Tim Matthes City of Port Orchard Vice-Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Linda Streissguth Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Mayor Anne Blair Council Member Steve Bonkowski Council Member Wayne Roth * City of Bainbridge Island Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Council Chair Leonard Forsman Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Council Member Dawn Purser * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Tom Danaher, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org 5a. Kitsap Representatives and Alternates to Puget Sound Regional Council Policy Boards for 2014 May 27, 2014 Committee Transportation Policy Board (TPB) Growth Management Policy Board (GMPB) Economic Development District Board (EDD) Food Policy Council Executive Board (EB) Operations Committee (OC) Jurisdiction Representative(s) Kitsap County City of Bremerton Kitsap Other Cities All Ports Kitsap Transit Suquamish Tribe Kitsap County City of Bremerton Kitsap Other Cities Suquamish Tribe Kitsap County City of Bremerton Kitsap Other Cities Suquamish Tribe Port of Bremerton Rob Gelder Eric Younger Steve Bonkowski n/a Rob Gelder Vacancy Linda Streissguth Greg Wheeler Linda Barry-Maraist Rob Purser Charlotte Garrido Jerry McDonald Ed Stern, President Leonard Forsman Roger Zabinski KEDA Kitsap County KEDA Kitsap County City of Bremerton Kitsap Other Cities Port of Bremerton John Powers Charlotte Garrido Dwight Sutton Charlotte Garrido Eric Younger Becky Erickson Roger Zabinski Selected from PSRC Exec Board Becky Erickson Alternate(s) Charlotte Garrido Patty Lent Bek Ashby n/a John Clauson Vacancy Charlotte Garrido Leslie Daugs Fred Chang Thomas Ostrom Linda Streissguth Patty Lent Wayne Roth Russell Steele Larry Stokes /Axel Strakeljahn Kathy Cocus Vacancy Mary McClure Rob Gelder Patty Lent Steve Bonkowski Larry Stokes / Axel Strakeljahn Steve Bonkowski The KRCC appoints reps/alts for “Kitsap Other Cities” [Bainbridge Island, Port Orchard, Poulsbo]. Action is planned for the January 6 Executive Board meeting. KRCC also coordinates the other reps/alts, including reporting the full slate to PSRC as early in the year as possible. It would be helpful if your agency is able to confirm/report any changes either prior to or at the January 6 Executive Board meeting. 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 34 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Chair Commissioner Robert Gelder Kitsap County Vice-Chair Mayor Anne Blair City of Bainbridge Island Commissioner Charlotte Garrido Commissioner Ed Wolfe Kitsap County Mayor Patty Lent Council Member Leslie Daugs Council Member Greg Wheeler Council Member Dino Davis * City of Bremerton Council Member Wayne Roth Council Member not yet appointed * City of Bainbridge Island Mayor Tim Matthes Council Member Bek Ashby Council Member Jeff Cartwright * City of Port Orchard Mayor Becky Erickson Council Member Ed Stern * City of Poulsbo Council Chair Leonard Forsman Fisheries Director Rob Purser* Suquamish Tribe*** Council Chair Jeromy Sullivan Noo-Kayet CEO Chris Placentia * Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe*** Commissioner Axel Strakeljahn Commissioner Larry Stokes * Port of Bremerton Captain Tom Zwolfer Silvia Klatman, PAO * Naval Base Kitsap ** Executive Director John Clauson **** Kitsap Transit **** Mary McClure Executive Management McClure Consulting LLC * Alternate * * Ex Officio Member *** Associate Member **** Pending ILA Update Executive Committee P.O. Box 1934 Kingston, WA 98346 360-377-4900 (voice) 360-297-7762 (fax) www.KitsapRegionalCouncil.org 5e. Legislative Agenda January 6, 2015 At the November 25, 2014 Executive Board meeting, the Board identified two issues to support during the 2015 Legislative Session: • West Sound Alliance focus on a transportation funding package, to include specific projects of importance to the West Sound region • Evolving legislative solution to concerns about public document requests arising from police use of body cams It was further suggested that the January 6 meeting of the KRCC Executive Board include a broader discussion of legislative issues, including follow-up to the above topics (e.g. potential transportation reforms). To that end, here is a range of legislative platforms for your consideration, including: West Sound Alliance (December 16, 2014) Puget Sound Regional Council Association of WA Cities WA Association of Counties Potential Transportation Reforms TIGER CUB (federal) 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 35 of 49 West Sound Alliance A partnership among 14 jurisdictions and economic development organizations from Kitsap, Mason & Pierce Counties ~ supports transportation investments in WA State’s West Region: • For the regional and WA State economy • For congestion relief • For critical industrial supply chain West Sound ~ Centered on Bremerton, SR16/3 Gig Harbor (South) to Belfair (West) to Kingston (North) and Bainbridge Island (East) Naval Base Kitsap anchors West Sound’s Industrial Base • Naval Base Kitsap is the 2nd largest Industrial Complex in WA State 31,000 employed $6 Billion Annual Impact • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is the largest Naval Shipyard in the United States • 1/3 of WA State’s Maritime Ship Building/Repair Jobs • The West Sound is a Regional Leader in Engineering, Innovation, and Intellectual Property • National leader in employer-based apprenticeship programs • The West Sound is to ship-building what the East Sound is to aero-space Capacity & Connectivity supports Growth & Expansion of WA State Economy • 60,000 daily commuters to and from the West Sound • Currently home to 125,000 highly-skilled full-time workers in region’s key sectors ~ advanced manufacturing (maritime & aerospace), clinical health, high tech, tourism • Primed for growth ~ already-zoned for industrial and residential expansion Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Needed Now • • • • Invest in key corridors (see Strategic Corridor Investments on reverse side) Support critical WA State Ferry System serving a dozen Puget Sound counties Support multi-modal connectivity ~ bike, pedestrian, transit, trails Narrows Bridge Tolls ~ defer TNB Construction Sales Tax until bonds are paid. 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 36 of 49 Strategic Corridor Investments as of December 15, 2014 SR 104 Kingston Re-alignment Based on 2015 Feasibility Study 10 Year Investment Plan Longer Range Investment $1 M $8 M SR 305 Corridor : Multi-Modal Safety / Congestion Relief Improvements SR 305 Bainbridge Ferry Terminal to Agate Pass Bridge Agate Pass Bridge Type / Size / Location & Financing Study (TSL) Agate Pass Bridge Replacement Construction / Seismic Retrofit SR 305 Agate Pass to Poulsbo (Hostmark) SR 305 at Suquamish Way Intersection: Construction Johnson Road @ SR 305: Construction SR 305 Hostmark to South Poulsbo City Limits : Construction SR 303 Transit Corridor: BRT/Light rail $15 M $2 M $164 M $4 M $4 M $8 M $8 M $32 M SR 3 Corridor Improvements SR 3 North: Poulsbo to Hood Canal Bridge – additional (holding) lane SR 3 North: Poulsbo to Hood Canal Bridge – additional (climbing) lane SR 3 South: Mason County to Gorst – 4 lanes SR 3 South: SR 3 Sam Christopherson Intersections (N&S) SR 3 to Puget Sound Industrial Area: Lake Flora, Imperial, Sunnyslope Intersections SR 3 North to Bremerton: Based on 2015 Feasibility Study Gorst Interchange Re-stripe two SR 3 Southbound lanes Add 3rd lane from SR 304 on-ramp to Gorst $5 M $5 M $113 M $9 M $2 M $23 M $4 M $158 M SR 16 Corridor Gig Harbor to Kitsap County Corridor Congestion Relief Study: SR 16 – Tacoma Narrows Bridge – SR 302 HOV lane extensions SR 166 to Gig Harbor: Phase I planning HOV lane extensions SR 166 to Gig Harbor: Construction Harbor Hill Drive Extension SR 302 (SR 3 to 16) Improvements: EIS Completion $2 M $5 M $140 M $12 M $3 M SR 16/166/160 Corridor SR 160 Sedgwick East to Bethel – 4 lanes $10 M SR 16 West to Glenwood Road via Sedgwick SR 160 – SR 166 Bethel Corridor Port Orchard Gateway Project: Phase 1 (Tremont to Port Orchard Blvd) Phase 2 (Tremont: Port Orchard Blvd to SR 166 ) $15 M Belfair Bypass Park & Ride System: 6 year: Silverdale; East Bremerton, Belfair 10 year: Port Orchard; Gorst; Mullinex; Noll Road Transit Transfer Centers: 6 year: Silverdale; East Bremerton 10 year: West Bremerton; Port Orchard Passenger Ferry: Cross Sound to Seattle: Bremerton, Kingston, Southworth (capital) Passenger Ferry: Local Program: Annapolis Dock/P&R/Port Orchard Vessel (capital) Total 10 year Investment Plan Longer Range Investment $40 M $17 M $5 M $80 M $19 M $8 M $36 M $14 M $470 Million $501 Million 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 37 of 49 Transportation Reform and Efficiency Proposals* Topic Brief Description AWC Position 1 Sales Tax Transfers AWC has not taken a position or directly engaged on this issue. Some cities agree with this and would like to do the same for local construction. Other members worry about the impact on other general fund priorities. 2 MTCA (ELSA) 3 Prevailing Wage & Apprenticeship Divert sales tax paid on state transportation construction from the general fund to the transportation budget. Use ELSA funds for state transportation – related stormwater projects. Currently these projects are funded through the transportation budget. Open a dialogue on these issues. 4 Environmental Permitting Streamline environmental permitting for state transportation projects. 5 Omnibus transportation reform bill 6 Congestion relief 7 Ferry reforms 8 Use of toll revenue 9 Use of PublicPrivate Partnerships Regional Transit Boards Least Cost Planning and Practical Design Delivery Methods Bipartisan bill addressing WSDOT mega projects; e.g. reporting of design errors. Add congestion relief to the state’s transportation priorities. Implement state auditor recommendations. Require that toll revenue be used on the corridor being tolled. Increase use of P3s in transportation construction. Change membership of Sound Transit Board. In planning and design, focus on project purpose rather than standards. Increase use of alternative contract delivery methods. 10 11 12 Concerned, but offering solutions. These funds are already oversubscribed and state and locals currently have equal access to these funds. AWC is open to more flexible use of these funds and has proposed compromise ideas that would still allow local access to these funds. Waiting on details. Disagreement among cities if the proposal is to eliminate these, however would support more efficient administration of these programs. AWC has informally offered administrative efficiency ideas. Generally supportive, waiting on details. Request that cities also benefit from any streamlining proposals. Depending on details, might be concerns about exemptions for WSDOT on local permits. AWC has offered ideas and feedback on proposals. Supportive. AWC supported the bill and gave feedback on issues directly related to locals. Supportive. AWC has not taken a position or directly engaged on this issue. AWC has not taken a position or directly engaged on this issue. This is already a requirement under state law. Presumably stemming from proposals to toll I-90. Supportive, waiting on details. Several cities have experience in this and have offered expertise. AWC has not taken a position or directly engaged on this issue. Supportive. AWC will take a close look at how it impacts existing projects as these methods are implemented. This is a WSDOT effort and not legislatively driven. Supportive. AWC would welcome increased authority for cities, WSDOT, and other public owners. Not legislatively driven. *This is an effort to capture proposals discussed during the 2013-14 session. For further analysis of many of these topics, see the Joint Transportation Committee Study: Efficiencies in the Construction and Operation of State Transportation Projects. 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 38 of 49 New-Law Transportation Proposal Senator Curtis King Note: There is not Legislative Consensus on these Proposals Sales/Use Tax on Transportation Construction (SB 6102)* • • How this Reform Works o Requires that sales and use tax on state highway capital projects be transferred to the Connecting Washington Account (within the Motor Vehicle Fund) o Becomes fully effective on all state highway projects (including new-law revenue projects) starting with the 2013-2015 biennium Why this Reform Makes Sense o Provides $840 million of additional revenue that will be used as follows: $177 million for up to a 15% increase in state patrol salaries. $331.5 million is used to help complete the SR 520 west end project The remaining balance of $331.5 is used to help complete the North South Freeway in Spokane o 45 other states do not charge sales tax on the full contract price of highway construction projects o Currently WA State “defers” millions in sales/use tax on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) ($57.6 million) and the 520 bridge ($159.2 million) as a part of financing these projects. Moreover, the sales tax on the TNB is delayed until 2019 and until after 2026 on the SR 520 ~ 25% of total amount sought in the sales tax reform o Without this reform, the cost of every construction project in our state is increased by about 5% o Redirecting a portion of the fuel tax to the State's General Fund violates the spirit of the 18th amendment, which directs these funds to be used for highway purposes o Projects in this package were chosen based upon economic development opportunities that they bring which will more than offset the transfers from the general fund Project 520/148th Red Mountain 520/124th SR 9/204 Totals • Examples of Estimated Impacts Est. Cost of Resulting Sales Tax on Economic Cost of Project Project Development $35.1 M $1.76 M $900 M $27.3 M $1.37 M $228 M $34.75 $1.74 M $2,300 M $58 M $2.9 M $177 M $154.15M $7.71 M $2,477 M Resulting Sales Tax Impacts to State General Fund $58.5 M $14.8 M $120 M $8.85M $202.15 M The economic development that will occur around and because of these transportation projects will also generate millions of dollars in property tax revenue. Property taxes are dedicated to K-12 EDUCATION. Project 520/148th Red Mountain 520/124th SR 9/204 Totals Cost of Project $35.1 M $27.3 M $34.75 $58 M $154.15M * Summary of reforms may differ from bills as filed. Resulting Economic Development $900 M $228 M $2,300 M $177 M $2,477 M Resulting Property Tax for K-12 education over 10 years $21.5 M $25 M $55 M $1.9 M $103.4 M 2/11/14 Note:Page There not 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: 39 ofis49 New-Law Transportation Proposal Senator Curtis King Legislative Consensus on these Proposals Stormwater Funded via the Environmental Legacy Stewardship Account (SB 6099)* • How this Reform Works o Designates $8 million during the 2015-2017 biennium from ELSA account for WSDOT stormwater legacy projects. o Designates $48 million during subsequent biennia from ELSA for WSDOT stormwater legacy projects. • Why this Reform Makes Sense o The list below represents the type of legacy projects that would be constructed, improving the water quality, which is consistent with the purpose for which the account was established. o This would stop the trend of raiding the Model Toxics Control Account for non-toxic cleanup purposes. PIN 100533J 100582D 102065C 109065K 151638D 151800D 152223C 153023F 154210D 190022D 300090G 300090H 300090I 300090J 316514A 300501R Project Title I-5/Scriber Creek Vic - Stormwater Retrofit I-5/SB Lake Samish Vic - Stormwater Retrofit SR 20/Sutter Creek Vic to Gorge Creek Vic - Stormwater Retrofit I-90/Raging River Bridge to Bandera Vic - Stormwater Retrofit SR 516/Witte Rd Vic - Stormwater Retrofit SR 518/Miller Creek Vic - Stormwater Retrofit SR 522/SR 202 Vic to Little Bear Creek Vic - Stormwater Retrofit SR 530/Arlington to French Creek Vic - Stormwater Retrofit SR 542/Nooksack River Vic - Stormwater Retrofit SR 900/Tibbets Creek Vic - Stormwater Retrofit Mason, Kitsap and Pierce Co - Stormwater Retrofit Clallam County - Stormwater Retrofit Thurston/Mason County - Stormwater Retrofit Pierce/Thurston County - Stormwater Retrofit SR 165/Wilkeson Creek Bridge to N of Pearl St Ct - Stormwater Retrofit I-5/W of Carpenter Rd NB - Stormwater Retrofit Route 005 005 020 090 516 518 522 530 542 900 000 000 000 000 165 005 Sub-Program I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 I4 Total 3,156,500 3,104,500 3,867,950 3,946,620 2,691,200 2,533,600 2,008,000 2,829,360 917,100 2,178,400 1,207,850 2,097,270 600,700 546,790 563,401 571,320 32,820,561 Labor Reform (SB 6186)* • How this Reform Works o Changes WSDOT apprenticeship requirements from 15% to 12%, and makes the apprenticeship provision apply only to projects costing $4 million or more. o Makes prevailing wage surveys able to be submitted electronically. o Requires payment of prevailing wages to laborers & mechanics employed directly on the site of work. • Why this Reform Makes Sense o Apprenticeship: Very good, needed program but bring it back to more reasonable level. o Prevailing wage: Over the last several years this program has been allowed to expand far beyond its original intent ~ way beyond federal requirements. This brings it back to match Federal requirements. o Bringing these 2 areas to reasonable level allows labor to help bring this entire package to fruition. o They are the ones who will receive the most benefit as $7 billion in projects will provide thousands of jobs over the next 12 years. * Summary of reforms may differ from bills as filed. 2/11/14 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 40 of 49 New-Law Transportation Proposal Senator Curtis King Environmental Permitting (SB 6165) • • Note: There is not Legislative Consensus on these Proposals How this Reform Works o Limits the use of a local hearing officer to only those appeals of critical area permits where WSDOT consents - otherwise, appeal goes to the superior court. o Declares that WSDOT is not required to obtain various local zoning permits for construction staging areas related to the construction of state highways. o Provides that only WSDOT or another permittee may appeal building permits issued by cities, towns, or counties for temporary buildings supporting highway construction. o "To greatest extent practicable" permits must be issued to WSDOT w/i 90 days of filing permit application. o Exempts highway maintenance & certain minor highway improvements from Shorelines Mgmt Act. o Exempts projects from the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) if they are categorically excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). o Excludes WSDOT construction material that does not threaten human or environmental health from the definition of solid waste under RCW 70.95.030 Why this Reform Makes Sense o The Skagit River Bridge which was constructed in four months provides a prime example of how cutting through bureaucratic red tape can dramatically reduce delays and project costs. o Many of the changes this reform makes are common sense concepts that make permitting process more timely and efficient. o Environmental Permitting costs and associated delays can comprise an estimated 20% of a total project cost. This reform could help to greatly reduce that percentage. Congestion Relief Added to List of Transportation Goals (SB 6100) • • How this Reform Works: Adds "congestion relief & improved freight mobility" to existing Mobility Goal. Why this Reform Makes Sense o This is a simple common sense reform. o Important for those who engage in transportation planning to have clear direction from the legislature that improving congestion on road ways for cars and trucks is also part of the state’s transportation system priorities. Omnibus Transportation Reforms (SB 6051) • How this Reform Works o Addressing the permitting of certain transportation projects (ESHB 1978) o Creates a seven-step required permitting process for all transportation projects undertaken by WSDOT that require the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National EPA. o Requires the Dept. of Ecology to undertake rule-making and convene a work group regarding local permitting of transportation projects under the Shoreline Management Act. o Directs WSDOT to continue using the multiagency permit program and places various requirements upon staff & program. * Summary of reforms may differ from bills as filed. 2/11/14 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: 41 is of not 49 Note: Page There New-Law Transportation Proposal Senator Curtis King • Legislative Consensus on these Proposals o Requires WSDOT environmental staff to develop all environmental documentation and oversee project work in order to ensure compliance. Why this Reform Makes Sense o Environmental Permitting costs & associated delays can comprise an (est) 20% of total project cost. o Knowing that, these reforms which passed in the House in 2013 with wide support, will also help WSDOT reduce that percentage. Improving Project Delivery Methods (SB 6224) • • How this Reform Works o Encourages WSDOT to use Design Build on projects over $10 million o Creates Expert Review Panel to include two outside experts, WSDOT, AGC, and ACEC to make recommendations for improvement of Design Build Project delivery Why this Reform Makes Sense o Design Build is a project delivery method (if done correctly) that shifts much of the risk and many of the costs associated with a transportation construction project from the state to the private sector. o The reform strengthens permissive language in current law in the use of design build by WSDOT for projects over $10 million. o The Expert Review Panel will provide outside expertise and build upon a process already in place among stake holders to provide recommendations on ways to improve design build. o Design Build has capability to help reduce the cost of many transportation highway projects. Ferry Capital Program Reform (PSSB 5858) • • How this Reform Work o Requires WSF to use a design-build, fixed price contract. o Design and Coastguard approval must be completed before construction begins. o WSF must hire an Independent Owners Representative to manage ferry construction contract(s). o Initial bids will have a Build in WA requirement, but if all are above 5% of engineer’s estimate, the contract will be re-bid & out-of-state companies may bid. Alaska uses a similar process. o The project budget may not contain more than 5% of the fixed price contract as contingency. Why this Reform Makes Sense o The bill incorporates many of the suggested changes in the recent report by the State Auditor. o The Build in WA mandate contributed to first 64 car class vessel costing almost 2X as a similar vessel built out-of-state. Build in WA also prevents federal funds from being used for ferry construction. o Fixed price contracts will reduce costly change orders. * Summary of reforms may differ from bills as filed. 2/11/14 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 42 of 49 2015 PSRC Economic Development State Legislative Recommendations These recommendations reflect 2015 PSRC Economic Development Action Items that may have associated legislative activities. The EDD Legislative Task Force has discretion to support additional items arising during the 2015 legislative session that advance elements of the RES not on this list. Education & Workforce Development Address workforce gaps for in-demand STEM occupations. Washington’s education system needs to keep up with the demands of local industry, with a curriculum that reflects the skills of the jobs of today and tomorrow. Many high paying jobs of the future will require workers with STEM education, and there are ongoing shortages expected in trained workers for those jobs. Support efforts to address workforce gaps in STEM occupations in the state K-12 and higher education system Business Climate Support economic development programs that retain, attract and grow new business and investment. Washington State is limited in comparison to other states for financing tools to help support economic development. Recent budget challenges have left key economic development programs in the state at risk. In 2014, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund was nearly defunded before a line item budget veto by the governor. Funding for Associate Development Organizations (ADOs), which provide key economic development support in all 39 of Washington’s counties was also under threat during the 2014 legislative session. Advocate for continued state level funding for ADOs, sector leads and other key state economic development infrastructure Advocate for continued funding for the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Adopt a sustainable funding model to promote state tourism. Tourism is a significant contributor to our state and regional economy. In 2011, the legislature eliminated funding for the state tourism office and the Washington Tourism Alliance is proposing a strategy to continue funding state tourism promotion activities. Under legislation passed earlier in 2014, the WTA is directed to report back to the legislature on a plan to fund a statewide tourism marketing program. Support the Washington Tourism Alliance’s legislation to adopt a selfassessment model to fund state marketing activities 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 43 of 49 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Renew tax credits for organizations involved in research and development. Compared to other states, Washington offers relatively few economic development incentives. In the mid-1990s, the Washington State Legislature created tax incentives which encouraged growth in the technology and biotechnology industries by offering longterm certainty. They included the High Technology B&O tax credit for R&D Spending and the High Technology Sales & Use Tax Deferral/Waiver. These tax credits are set to expire by the end of 2014. Support the renewal of state Research & Development tax credits Infrastructure Adopt a comprehensive state transportation package which incorporates regional priorities and supports Transportation 2040. New transportation investments are required for the business and population growth associated with Washington’s past successes and to prepare for the future. The state must continue to invest in transportation, including highways, ports, and transit, to move products to market and get people to and from employment centers. Other regions are making these investments, regions that we are competing with for the world’s top talent and businesses. This session, the legislature will be addressing a statewide transportation package, as well as authorization for additional funding sources for a Sound Transit package to go to the voters in 2016. Support the adoption of a comprehensive state transportation package Support the build-out of Sound Transit's high capacity transit system Quality of Life Adopt the Cultural Access Washington legislation to enable local jurisdictions to increase access to the state cultural institutions. Arts, science and heritage organizations help make Washington a great place to live, work and play attracting talent to the region. Cultural Access Washington will introduce legislation for the 2015 legislative session to allow for funding through local tax districts to increase access to these important cultural institutions. Support the adoption of the Cultural Access Washington legislation to increase access to important cultural institutions 2015 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 44 of 49 Cities’ Action Agenda Strong Cities make a Great State Washington’s 281 cities and towns are where most residents live, work, learn, and play. Cities appreciate the serious funding challenges facing the state involving the need to adequately fund quality schools and maintain economically viable communities. Cities face many of these same challenges and pledge to partner with the Legislature and Governor to find ways to adequately fund both state and local priorities. For 2015, cities have identified the following priorities: Shared Revenue Transportation Maintain the revenue sharing partnership between the state and cities, including restoration of diverted liquor taxes and removal of the cap on liquor profits. Sharing of these revenues is the product of a long standing partnership and without the promise of this revenue, cities would have sought other local options and authorities. The needs of growing and economically challenged cities require more resources. Adopt a comprehensive Transportation Package. The state is faced with insufficient funding for maintenance and preservation, and for new transportation projects that are important for economic well-being. City transportation needs are equally critical. Cities require additional tools to maintain more than 38,000 miles of local streets and we need the state to continue important programs like the Transportation Improvement Board. Revenue Authorities Infrastructure Explore new revenue options and more flexible use of existing revenue sources, including adjusting the limit on property tax increases to better reflect the costs of providing services. Like the state, cities have limited revenue options to fund critical services and support economic activity. We must explore sustainable CITY HALL funding opportunities that keep up with costs allowing locals to meet their own service needs. Cease raids on infrastructure funds and restore the state commitment to investment in public infrastructure. Our infrastructure is aging and cities can’t keep up with increasing demands without the strong partnership with the state. To keep Washington moving forward and to keep with demands and regulatory requirements, we need programs like the Public Works Assistance Account, the Centennial Clean Water Fund, and Model Toxics Control Account. Marijuana Fund critical public safety and criminal justice needs by sharing a portion of the 75% excise tax on recreational marijuana. The state and local governments must partner effectively to respond to the history making legalization of marijuana, including support for enforcement activities, prevention, and education efforts. We must also appropriately regulate medical marijuana while maintaining patient access. AWC Contact Dave Williams Director of Government Relations [email protected] 360.753.4137 • 1.800.562.0149 11-5-14 Association of Washington Cities • 1076 Franklin St SE, Olympia, WA 98501 • awcnet.org 2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 45 of 49 “ To help Improve Counties capacity to serve their citizens” County Fiscal Sustainability Counties deliver constitutionally and statutorily directed state services to all of Washington’s residents. The Washington State Association of Counties is working to secure the fiscal sustainability of all 39 counties by advancing legislation to control cost drivers and provide adequate revenue. CONTROL COST DRIVERS Ensure County Access to Public Employee Benefits Board Programs: Providing adequate and cost-effective health insurance for county employees is a significant challenge. Several counties have been denied access to the benefits provided by the PEBB, despite the fact that county employees are “public” employees. Counties should have access to health insurance benefits through the PEBB. Legal Notices: The cost of meeting state requirements for providing legal notice are significant. Allow counties to meet legal notice requirements by posting notices on their websites or on a single statewide website. Liability: Make common-sense amendments to Washington’s expansive joint and several liability laws that will save taxpayer dollars. PROVIDE ADEQUATE REVENUE Protect State Shared Revenue The loss of county revenue from prior state cuts means that state shared revenues are more important to counties than ever before. Protecting these fund sources is critical. Revenue Flexibility Real Estate Excise Tax Flexibility: Locally collected REET dollars are a significant source of funding for infrastructure. The uses and definitions between REET 1 and 2 need to be harmonized to eliminate confusion for the public and allow funding options for elected officials. Additionally, going forward these revenues won’t be available for operation or maintenance and as a result counties can build new facilities, but not maintain existing ones. Flexibility is needed to allow a portion of REET to be used to maintain facilities acquired and developed with REET monies. Permit Fee Flexibility: Counties have no dedicated fund source for mandated planning and code compliance activities, yet both are necessary to support economic and population growth in our communities. Allow building permit fees to be used to pay for long range planning and code compliance. New Revenue Direct revenue from recreational marijuana equitably to counties: New revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana should be dedicated to state services provided by counties. Indigent Defense Court Rules: New funding is required to offset increased costs associated with implementation of the Supreme Court’s Indigent Defense Rules establishing case load standards and increasing counties’ costs. Limit Property Tax Revenue Growth to Inflation and Population: Property taxes are counties’ top revenue source, comprising approximately 60% of general fund revenue, but are capped at a level that doesn’t keep up with costs. Property tax growth should be limited to inflation and population growth. Revenue Dedicated to Decline in Employees of Expenditures are towards 12/2 Washington State Association of Counties ● 206 Tenth Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 ● www.wacounties.org/wsac 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 46 of 49 OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES Support Transportation Reforms and New Funding: Provide reforms and new revenue sources to support critical transportation and transit priorities. Allow Penalties from Discover Pass Violations to Pay for Court Costs: Current law directs all penalty revenue to State Parks, despite the fact that after the violation is written, the cost of judicial administration occurs at the county level. There is a disincentive for counties to pursue enforcement of this unfunded activity. Explore Transfer of Federal Lands: Create a committee to review the potential benefits and risks associated with the transfer of federal lands to Washington State or its counties. Funding for Chemical Dependency Treatment Services: A short term vendor rate increase for Medicaid chemical dependency treatment services is necessary to keep the provider network operating until new actuarially sound reimbursement rates are established and approved. Voluntary Stewardship Program: The VSP provides an alternative approach for a county to ensure the protection of critical areas associated with agricultural activities, and is being pursued by 28 counties. If funding is not provided this biennium counties must develop critical area ordinances and regulations associated with agriculture activities under the Growth Management Act. Adequate and Sustainable Local Public Health Funding: Washington’s local public health system is in a very fragile position after years of funding reductions at all levels. Just as the work of public health requires many governmental and community partnerships, adequately funding the system must also be a shared responsibility between the State and local governments to ensure a consistent level of public health protection statewide. Full Funding for DFW PILT Payments: Provide the Department of Fish and Wildlife with the resources to make full payments in lieu of taxes to counties. Infrastructure Funding for Water Projects: Provide infrastructure funding in the capital budget for water supply, stormwater, flood control and other water projects. WSAC Policy Staff Eric Johnson Executive Director (360) 489-3013 [email protected] Gary Rowe - Managing Director, Washington State Association of County Engineers (360) 489-3014 [email protected] Josh Weiss Director, Policy and Legislative Relations (360) 489-3015 [email protected] Brad Banks - Managing Director, Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (360) 489-3011 [email protected] Brian Enslow Senior Policy Director (360) 489-3012 [email protected] Laura Merrill Policy Director (360) 489-3024 [email protected] 80% Revenue Dedicated to “Regional Service” 11% Decline in Employees Less Than 1% annual general fund growth since 2007 75% of Expenditures are towards Public Safety 12/2 Washington State Association of Counties ● 206 Tenth Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 ● www.wacounties.org/wsac 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 47 of 49 Federal Legislation July 28, 2014 The Honorable Patty Murray United States Senate 154 Russell Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 CITYOF LAKESTEVENS The Honorable Maria Cantwell United States Senate 311 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Suzan DelBene United States House of Representatives 318 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Senators Murray and Cantwell, and Representative DelBene: I am writing in support of continued progress on transportation reauthorization legislation. Although I appreciate efforts to prolong federal road and transit spending for 2014, projects in Washington State and across the nation will suffer without a long-term transportation funding solution. Additionally, I would like to register my strong support for continued funding of the "TIGER" (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program. The City of Lake Stevens is particularly supportive of Congressman Rick Larsen's "TIGER CUBS" legislation, H.R. 2944, introduced in the House in August 2013. Congressman Larsen's amendment would enable $100 million of the TIGER funds to be set aside for cities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000. Specifically, we urge you to structure the TIGER CUBS program in such a way as to add $100 million in funding, to keep the TIGER program strong and to improve it for some of the nation's smaller cities. With a population of slightly under 30,000, the City of Lake Stevens has difficulty competing nationally for funds from a program such as TIGER, and yet we face many of the same transportation infrastructure challenges as larger cities. Congressman Larsen's proposal enables us to compete against jurisdictions in our own size category and increases our potential access to federal funding. I urge you and your colleagues to work towards a long-term reauthorization solution, while setting aside monies for the TIGER and TIGER CUBS program to create both short-term and long-term national economic benefits. Sincerely, Vern Little, Mayor City of Lake Sevens Cc: Congressman Larsen 1812 Main Street/ P.O. Box 257 • Lake Stevens, WA 98258-0257 • (425) 334·1012 • Fax (425) 334·0835 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 48 of 49 Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council For Your Information 01 06 15 KRCC Board Meeting Packet: Page 49 of 49 Commissioner Edward E. Wolfe Commissioner Edward Wolfe, representing Central Kitsap, joined the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in November 2014. Prior to his election, he was a well-known local attorney with years of successful litigation and business law experience. His experience working at the local, state and federal levels – and with all three branches of the government in the executive, legislative and judicial – will provide critical experience in leadership of the county and representing the interests of his constituents regionally. As an active outdoorsman, he will aim to support and protect the local environment while balancing property rights and economic development. He is eager to get to work serving the citizens of Kitsap County. Commissioner Wolfe founded the Wolfe Law Offices in Kitsap 17 years ago, and is past president of the Kitsap Bar Association. An important and enriching aspect of his law career here was service as judge pro tem in Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Bainbridge Island municipal courts and Kitsap County District Court, and as Kitsap County Superior Court Arbitrator. Prior to practicing law in Kitsap County, Commissioner Wolfe worked with the corporate, international law firm of Junker & Thompson in Seattle. He is admitted to practice law in all Washington State Courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th and 10th Circuit Courts. Commissioner Wolfe, who was raised in Norfolk, Virginia, is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and earned a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. He later completed the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Management Program. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 and was a senior legislative assistant to a member of Congress in Washington D.C. Commissioner Wolfe served with the U.S. State Department during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs with the rank of Ambassador. Community service is important to the Commissioner and he always made time in his busy law career to volunteer with local non-profit organizations, which allowed him to get to know well the people of Kitsap County and support efforts to improve human services and local businesses. He was a founding board member of the Bremerton Boys & Girls Club, member of the Bremerton Rotary, and board member of the Kitsap County Historical Society, Olympic College Foundation and Admiral Theater. He is also past president of both the Puget Sound Naval Bases Association and the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce and served on the Bremerton Planning Commission. Commissioner Wolfe and his wife, Wendy Miles, live in Bremerton and have long enjoyed the natural environment of Kitsap County, hiking, boating and kayaking. Their 26-year-old son lives and works in the Washington D.C. area.
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