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File #: 21-2175    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/23/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Action on 2021 Q2 Legislative Update
Attachments: 1. Legislative Advocacy Position Policy, 2. 2021 Legislative Advocacy Positions, 3. 2021 Q2 Legislation, 4. 2021 Q2 Legislative Action
Action on 2021 Q2 Legislative Update

Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency

On October 9, 2018, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 18-8611 to approve a Legislative Advocacy Position (LAP) Policy (Attachment 1). The LAP Policy establishes clear guidelines for advancing City goals and positions through legislative review and advocacy at the regional, state, and federal levels of government. The policy also provides guidance for City officials who serve on regional, state, and national boards, committees, and commissions when they are asked to review public policy matters and issues.

On February 9, 2021, the City Council adopted twelve (12) LAPs for 2021 on the following key issues:

* COVID-19 Legislation
* Energy Legislation, Regulations and Issues
* Engagement with Federal Aviation Administration Regarding Airplane Noise
* Housing
* Human Resources and Public Sector Employment
* Local Authority over Wireless Telecommunications Facilities and Cable Services
* Public Safety
* Regional and State-wide Water Supply and Conservation
* Regional Issues and Collaboration
* Regional Transportation Issues
* School Mitigation Fees
* Sustainability and Environmental Legislation, Regulations and Issues

On May 25, 2021, the Council approved amended versions of the Energy Legislation, Regulations and Issues and Public Safety LAPs. The most current versions of the adopted LAPs can be found under the 2021 Legislative Advocacy Positions document (Attachment 2).

In addition to requiring the City Council to adopt or update LAPs annually to identify specific legislative priorities, the LAP Policy also requires staff to provide quarterly legislative updates on public policy items of interest to the Council and provide Council copies of letters or summary of actions on legislative items.

The City has an existing agreement with Townsend Public Affairs for state and federal legislative advocacy services,...

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