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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Call to Order:
Chair Adam Cooper called the meeting to order at 7:36 PM in the Council Chambers, at 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. 

Roll Call:
Chair Adam Cooper, Vice-Chair Eric Laschever, Commissioners Bryan Cairns, Jon Friedman, Steve Marshall, and Craig Olson were present. Commissioner Kristen White was excused.  Council Liaison El Jahncke was present.  City staff was represented by Shane Moloney, Assistant City Attorney; George Steirer, Principal Planner; and Travis Saunders, Planner.

Robert Thorpe of 5800 West Mercer Way provided comment regarding the Shoreline Master Program update.

Ellie Ziegler, Sound Transit, 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104 provided comment regarding the Shoreline Master Program update.

David Douglas, Integrity Shoreline Permitting, 818 Mill Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290 provided comment regarding the Shoreline Master Program update.

Commissioner Laschever motioned to approve the minutes from March 17, 2010. Commissioner Cairns seconded the motion.  The Commission unanimously approved the minutes as written.

Regular Business:
Agenda Item #1: Shoreline Master Program Update – Review of requested revisions to shoreline language in MICC 19.07, Shoreline Master Program Cumulative Impacts Analysis, and Restoration Plan.

Travis Saunders, Planner, provided a staff presentation.

The Commission approved the edits to exhibits provided in the Commission packet, directing staff to add I-90 bridges to the definition of Water-Dependent, and to identify additional restoration opportunities within city owned parks to be included in the Shoreline Restoration Plan.

The Commission directed staff to invite Dr. Gilbert Pauley to speak during the public testimony at the Open Record Hearing scheduled for May 5th on the Shoreline Master Program update and to provide the transcript from a recent City of Bellevue meeting, at which Dr. Pauley presented.

The Council reviewed the Pedestrian and Bicycles Facility Plan at its April 19, 2010 meeting.

Staff Comments:
The Shoreline Master Program Public Hearing will be held on May 5, 2010.  Code Text Amendments to MICC Chapter 19, Unified Land Code will come before the Commission on May 19, 2010. 

Planned Absences for Future Meetings:
Commissioner Cairns will be absent on May 19, 2010

Announcements and Communications:

Next Regular Meeting: 
The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for May 5, 2010, which will be an open record meeting on the draft ordinance to update the City’s SMP.

The Planning Commission meeting was adjourned at 8:39 PM.

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PC Packet 042110.pdf


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