July 2019

FOR WEEK ENDING jULY 26

Council,

Here are this week’s items:

Council Follow-Up

-    John Wayne Marina Meeting – We had a productive meeting with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe yesterday to discuss a Request for Information (RFI) response to the Port of Port Angeles for John Wayne Marina.  We’ll be back to seek additional direction from you either on 8/12, if any room opens on the agenda, or more likely as promised in September.

-    Broadband Action Team (BAT) – Our BAT met for the third time last evening.  Wave Cable joined the team for the first time.  We had a productive discussion and assigned tasks for our next meeting, which will be in September.  Meeting notes are attached.

-    Sequim Ad Hoc Housing Committee – I’m attaching the meeting notes from our last meeting, which occurred last Monday evening.  Finalized recommendations are included at the end of the document.  These will be shared with the Planning Commission (PC) and then brought to you, packaged with the PC’s recommendations, later in the fall.

-    Youth Services Task Force – The Youth Services Task Force is meeting this afternoon.

-    Clallam County Criminal Justice Study – We had a steering committee meeting this week.  A project kickoff meeting is planned for September and criminal justice system research is already underway.  Berk Consulting is the firm conducting the study.  Anne Pflug, the consultant on our court study, is serving as a subcontractor for Berk on this project.  The study is running several months behind schedule due to some delays by other agencies that were outside of our control.

Related Items

-    Planning Calendar - Was attached

Thanks,

Charlie Bush

City Manager


For week ending july 19

Council,

Here are this week’s items:

Council Follow-Up

-    Phone Book Delivery Reduction – Per your request, we’ve identified an opt out process for the public regarding phone books  here's a link to the website.  We are working on a communications strategy to make people more aware of it.  We will also explore this topic regionally.  Deliveries are made by private contractors, so we will be getting a sense for the effectiveness of this system.

-    Sequim Ad Hoc Housing Committee – The committee completed work on its review of portions of the Housing Action Plan this past week.  I’ll have more out soon.  They will be coordinating with the Planning Commission before we bring a package of information back to you for consideration this fall.

Related Items

-    Sunshine Festival Sponsorship – We received our first major sponsorship for our new festival this week.  We’ll have an announcement out next week with more details.

-    Meeting with Dr. Rob Clark – Mayor Smith and I met with Sequim School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Rob Clark this week to discuss various ongoing partnerships and projects including Fir Street, emergency management, and the Youth Services Task Force.

-    Meeting with Commissioner Ozias – Mayor Smith and I also had our monthly meeting with Commissioner Ozias this week.  Items discussed included the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s potential clinic, the possibility of moving the County’s emergency operations center, the regional solid waste system, and economic development. 

-    Lavender Festival Kickoff – I attended the Lavender Festival Kickoff today.

-    Planning Calendar - Was attached

Thanks,

Charlie Bush

City Manager


For week ending july 12

  • PENCOM and County EOC Briefing to Port Angeles City Council – Sheriff Benedict and other public safety professionals will be briefing the Port Angeles Council next Tuesday regarding efforts to move the County’s Emergency Operation’s Center (EOC) to a more sustainable location and about the possibility of moving the PENCOM dispatch center to the same new location, at Fairchild Airport. Chief Crain will be attending the briefing as an audience member as we are served by both facilities.
  • Planning Calendar - Was attached
  • Government Performance Consortium Dashboard Champions – This is a video covering a workshop that we attended recently. We were a pilot community in the in the Municipal Dashboard Champions Project funded by the Washington State Auditor’s Office and put together by the Government Performance Consortium. The effort is peer to peer learning amongst local governments working with performance management systems in our State. 
  • Municipal World Interview – This is video of the interview I did with Municipal World Magazine, a Canadian publication, about our Alliance for Innovation Award for Neighborhood Revitalization. This interview was done in April at the Transforming Local Government Conference and published a couple months later. 
  • American Councils Video – If you are like me, you won’t understand much of this but the link goes to a video of Seymur Aliyev, our former Professional Fellow from Azerbaijan, talking about his experience in Sequim in his native language. He has received at least two promotions since he was with us in 2016 for a month.