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12/13/2019 02 2020 State Legislative Priorities 't..an,gtntj ka d E$A aY .14 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 2. For Meeting of: December 13, 2019 ITEM TITLE: 2020 State Legislative Priorities SUBMITTED BY: Randy Beehler, Communications & Public Affairs Director SUMMARY EXPLANATION: At its November 5, 2019 regular meeting, the City Council adopted state legislative priorities for the 2020 session (see attached). T 2020 State Legislative Priorities were developed based on observation of issues the Councilhe has focused on in 2019, progress made on the City's 2019 state priorities, input from the City's contracted lobbyists in Olympia, City senior staff input, and review of legislative priorities established by other municipal advocacy organizations. State elected officials from the 14th and 15th legislative districts have been invited to the Council's December 13, 2019 special meeting to discuss the City's 2020 State Legislative Priorities. ITEM BUDGETED: Yes STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Trust and Accountability APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: N/A ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type pity of Yakima 2020 Mate is islati ric ritie 11/25/2019 r Me 2 Ilk k ttfr 4 I q,. City of Yakima 2020 State Legislative Priorities Actively Pursue - Development of a comprehensive transportation funding package that includes additional resources for cities (New) - State funding for medication assisted treatment (MAT) services in municipal jails (New) - Increased state funding of the state crime/toxicology lab in order to more efficiently process tests (New) - Increased state funding to support local efforts to provide homeless services and affordable housing (Existing) - Legislation and state funding designed to address the high rate of domestic violence present in Washington State (Existing) - Increased state funding to support local gang prevention, intervention, and suppression programs (Existing) Support - Increased state funding for "Floodplains by Design" projects (New) - Replacing the one percent property tax revenue increase limit with a limit tied to cost drivers (Existing) - Efforts to reform and enhance the state behavioral health system (Existing) - State funding for additional classes at the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy (Existing) - Equitable distribution of marijuana excise tax revenue to local government (Existing) - Legislation allocating one percent (1%) of the airport fuel tax imposed by RCW 82.12.020 to the aeronautics account to be used for airport capital projects (Existing) Monitor - Legislation providing greater flexibility in the use of public funds for economic development purposes (Existing) - Legislation allowing municipal fire departments and fire districts to obtain reimbursement from parties found liable for causing an incident requiring a fire department and/or fire district response (Existing)