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.
State and Federal Legislative Agendas
On October 25, 2018, the City Council approved the City's legislative priorities for the 2019-2021 state 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.
On December 12, 2019, the City Council approved an update to the legislative priorities for the 2019-2021 state legislative session.
Read the full state legislative agenda approved by Resolution 1696 on October 26, 2018.
Read the amended state legislative agenda approved by Resolution 1756 on December 12, 2019.
Read the full federal legislative agenda approved by Resolution 1645 on October 26, 2017.
|2019-2021 State Legislative Priorities (Amended)|
|Continue to Improve Fish Passage in Lake Forest Park Creeks|
|Town Center to Burke-Gilman Connector|
|Roundabout on State Route 104|
|Other State Legislative Priorities
City Tools & Resources
Recyclable Materials & Solid Waste
|2018 Federal Legislative Priorities|
|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 State Route 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
One Center City
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.
To find out more about One Center City, click here.