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10/16/2012 04D Adoption of Background Documents to Update Yakima's Shoreline Master Program r BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT n Item No. 1 4 For Meeting of: October 16, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Resolution adopting background documents required to update the City of Yakima's Shoreline Master Program. SUBMITTED BY: Joan Davenport, Acting Director of Community & Economic Development • CONTACT Jeff Peters, Associate Planner, 575 -6163 PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The City of Yakima was awarded a grant (Grant No: G1200051) from the Washington State Department of Ecology which became effective on January 1, 2012, to complete the City's update of its Shoreline Master Program. Thus far the City of Yakima Planning Division has completed Task 1 of the Shoreline Master Program update process which required development of a public participation plan, and preliminary identification of shoreline jurisdiction. In order to continue to receive grant funding and remain on schedule the City of Yakima must complete Task 2 of the update process. Task 2 requires the City to adopt the Shoreline Inventory, Shoreline Analysis, and Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report prepared by Yakima County on the City's behalf as a regional partner in the Yakima County Shoreline Master Program update process. Resolution X Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: e Ap u itste City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the attached resolution. BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: None ATTACHMENTS: Click to download ❑ Resolution Adopting Sience Documents for Shoreline Master Progarm RESOLUTION NO. R -2012 A RESOLUTION Adopting scientific documents required to update the City of Yakima's 1974 Shoreline Master Program. WHEREAS, Washington State adopted the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58) in 1971 which requires local jurisdictions to prepare and adopt a Shoreline Master Program (SMP) that is based on state laws and rules; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima in response to the state's Shoreline Management Act adopted and has been utilizing Yakima County's Shoreline Master Program since 1974; and WHEREAS, RCW 90.58.80 now requires that the City of Yakima update its shoreline master program by December 1, 2013; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima participated in Yakima County's regional Shoreline Master Program update process from July 1, 2005, until December 2007 where due to differences in adoption procedures the City was unable to adopt Yakima County's regional Shoreline Master Program; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima was awarded a grant (Grant No. G1200051) from the Washington State Department of Ecology which became effective on January 1, 2012, to complete the City's update of its Shoreline Master Program; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima Planning Division has completed Task 1 of the Shoreline Master Program update process (development of a public participation plan, and preliminary identification of shoreline jurisdiction); and WHEREAS, Task 2 of the update process requires the City Planning Division to conduct a complete Shoreline. Inventory, Shoreline Analysis, and Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report; and WHEREAS, the above mentioned documents were prepared by Yakima County on the City's behalf as a regional partner in the Yakima County Shoreline Master Program update process; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima Planning Division, deems it to be in the best interest of the City to not duplicate required scientific documentation saving the city the time and the expense of restudying the cities shoreline environments; and WHEREAS, the Yakima City Council finds it in the best interest of the City to adopt by reference: Yakima County's Review of Best Available Science For Inclusion in Critical Areas Ordinance Update October 2006, Yakima County Shoreline Characterization Final Draft Report, August 2005, and Yakima County's Justification For Shoreline Environmental Designation Changes, now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: The City of Yakima hereby adopts by reference: Yakima County's Review of Best Available Science For Inclusion in Critical Areas Ordinance Update, October 2006, Yakima County Shoreline Characterization Final Draft Report, August 2005, and Yakima County's Justification For Shoreline Environmental Designation Change, true and correct copies of which are on file in the city Clerk's Office. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 16th day of October 2012. Micah Cawley, Mayor ATTEST: City Clerk