City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending July 14, 2018

City Manager’s Weekly Report
for week ending July 14, 2018

Waste Management. Waste Management will become Normandy Park’s new waste and recycling service provider on August 1. On Sunday, July 15, WM is sponsoring a free welcome barbeque beginning at 4:30 pm at Marvista Park. Come out and meet your new service providers, learn about WM services, and explore better ways to recycle and compost. Then, stay for the first great Music in the Park event of the summer season. Beginning August 1, all residential garbage, recycling and yard waste services will be provided using wheeled carts. WM will deliver the new carts July 19 through the end of the month. For more information, visit (All you need to do is put out your garbage and recycling like you always do, and your new carts will appear in replacement of your old containers.)

Community Connections. Emily Kish, King County Metro project manager for Normandy Park’s “Community Connections” pilot project, attended the July 10 City Council meeting to conduct a City Council/Planning Commission workshop on the project. Emily reported on the results of the recent Solution Concepts Preference Survey conducted by the County. (Thanks to all of you who completed this survey!) Emily explained that, based on the survey results and other information, Metro has identified three concepts to implement next December: 1) TRIPPOOL, an on-demand, app-based rideshare concept using Metro vans and volunteer drivers that will connect to light rail; 2) COMMUNITY RIDE, a reservation-based program using Metro vans and paid drivers that will connect to frequent local destinations other than light rail within three miles; and 3) NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION HUBS, designated locations around town where these and other rideshare participants can meet and wait for their rides. Workshop participants shared their thoughts about each of these concepts. Metro and Normandy Park are working together to improve mobility options for city residents. This whole-city, local transportation concept is unique in King and Pierce Counties.

Economic Development Regional Organization Hires CEO. Soundside Alliance, an economic development partnership of Des Moines, Burien, SeaTac, Normandy Park and Tukwila, has joined the successor organization to the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, which had been called REDA, and will now be called the Greater Seattle Partnership. The aspiring new regional economic development organization – fostered by former Governor Christine Gregoire, nonprofit associations, local governments and Seattle business interests – will include Snohomish, Pierce and King counties in its focus. Recently, the new organization hired its first Chief Executive Officer. Read about him and learn more here:

Currently, the Soundside Alliance is the only such economic development group – as opposed to individual cities and private corporations – to participate in the operational affairs of the new organization. The Soundside Alliance represents the economic development interests of over 200,000 South King County residents. Retained funds from the ending fund balance of the Soundside Alliance were used to join the Greater Seattle Partnership without further cost to the City of Normandy Park.

Mark E. Hoppen, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)

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