Council Initiatives

Items referenced on this page include the Council's annual legislative priorities and programs or projects that have received Council support as being pertinent to the interests of the Lake Forest Park community.


On October 26, 2017, the City Council approved the City's legislative priorities for the 2018 state and federal legislative sessions. Lake Forest Park supports those elements of the Association of Washington Cities' Legislative Agenda and Sound Cities Association Agenda that best serve the interests of the City. 

City's 2018 Legislative Priorities for the State Legislature

  • Pass a Final 2017-2019 Capital Budget (to include culvert funding)
  • Address Congestion on SR 522 and SR 104
  • 5-Acre Woods Acquisition - Nature Park (SPU Surplus)

Other State Legislative Priorities

  • State-Shared Revenues
  • Police Body Cameras
  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • Infrastructure Funding

Click here to read the full agenda, approved by Resolution 1644.

City's 2018 Federal Legislative Agenda

  • Collaborate with the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a Culvert Corridor Study
  • Explore federal funding for State Route 104
  • Support a federal tax credit for stormwater management by private property owners
  • Create a new federal program to help fund culvert replacement
  • Secure congressional support for Brownfields funding for the culvert work along SR 104

Lake Forest Park Priorities - Infrastructure Bills

  • Support a permanent authorization of the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Program

Lake Forest Park Priorities - Tax Reform

  • Support a refundable tax credit for Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Preserve tax-exempt municipal bonding authority
  • Protect the state and local income tax deduction

Proposed Agenda - Lake Forest Park Support/Oppose

  • Support the regional effort to improve NE 145th Street from Bothell Way NE to Interstate 5
  • Support the federal funding commitment for Lynnwood Link Light Rail expansion
  • Oppose any effort to deny federal funding to compassionate or "sanctuary" cities
  • Support the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
  • Support the Municipal Tax Fairness Campaign
  • Support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Program

Click here to read the full agenda, approved by Resolution 1645.


One Center City is an initiative to bring together many communities, perspectives, and partners to create a 20-year plan for how we move through, connect to, and experience Seattle's City Center neighborhoods. It is a public/private partnership between the City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit, and the Downtown Seattle Association.

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Adopted by Ordinance 1133, the Strategic Plan outlines the short and mid-term priorities that will be delivered by the City to achieve its long-term goals and vision.

Strategic Plan