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.

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

Strategic Plan

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