City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending April 26, 2019

City Manager’s Weekly Report
for week ending April 26, 2019

Shoreline Master Program. Community Development is in the process of completing the required periodic update of the Shoreline Master Program. The City received the draft update this week from the Watershed Company. Staff is reviewing the proposed modifications and will be moving forward with the update.

Critical Areas Ordinance. Community Development received the gap analysis, as well as the draft code amendments for the Critical Areas Ordinance Update from the Watershed Company. Staff is reviewing the proposed changes and will establish a schedule to move forward through the public review process.

Tree Ordinance. Community Development Director Ryan Harriman and I met with the Planning Commission last week to assist their assessment of the proposed draft tree ordinance. The Planning Commission made several key changes to the proposed ordinance that are more permissive than most city tree ordinances. Staff also developed a series of flyers to provide educational outreach pertaining to the importance of proper tree care and management.
Code Enforcement. Community Development and Public Works continue a vigorous code enforcement campaign that aims at correcting code violations throughout the City. In recent months, over 22 cases have been opened and a majority of those cases have been resolved. Since last April, 18 such cases have been resolved.

Quiet Skies. The League of Quiet Skies Voters, held a public event about aircraft noise and emissions and more at the Highline Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 25, at 6PM. State Representatives Mike Pellicciotti, Tina Orwall, and Congressional Representative Adam Smith spoke about studying ultrafine particulates, studying areas around the airport in terms of quality of life issues, and fostering policies that encourage community focused response from Sea-Tac International Airport. Also, the representatives spoke to the real progress being made in Olympia to settle on a process to evaluate sites for a second regional airport. In attendance from city government other than me: Mayor Jonathan Chicquette, Finance Director Jennifer Ferrer Santa-Innes, Parks Commissioner Bill Vilonza, and Planning Commissioner Ernest Thompson. Sheila Brush of Quiet Skies Puget Sound, and StART representative for Des Moines, organized a focused, purposeful event.

sTART 2019 Priorities (PDF file)

– 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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