9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Contact: Ali Spietz, City Clerk
Email: council@mercergov.. . .
2017 City Council Committee Assignments
CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEES
CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEES
Parks & Recreation
Three Councilmembers meet with Parks and Recreation staff quarterly to discuss current and emerging issues and projects in the Parks and Recreation Department.
Three Councilmembers meet with sustainability staff quarterly to discuss current and emerging sustainability issues and projects.
City Council-School Board Partnership Committee
The City Council-School Board Partnership Committee is the forum within which City and School officials undertake issues of mutual interest, conduct analyses, identify alternatives for action and devise mutually-agreeable proposals for consideration by the respective governing bodies. The Committee is intended to serve as a working group, delving into issues at a policy level and a detail level to the extent necessary to make informed recommendations. Examples of topics that might be considered by the Committee include City-School partnerships in youth counseling; use, scheduling and maintenance of recreational facilities; transportation; and facilities and equipment maintenance.
The Committee is sanctioned to meet and undertake specific topics upon the mutual agreement of both governing bodies – the School Board and the City Council. All work performed by the Committee will be assigned by separate votes of the City Council and School Board. Committee membership will always have less than a quorum of School Board Directors and City Councilmembers. The School Superintendent and City Manager, or their designees, will attend all meetings. Membership of specific School Board Directors and City Council members will be determined according to the appointment processes of each governing body. Membership from one topic to another may change according to the appointment prerogatives of each governing body.
MISD Superintendent's Advisory Council
The Superintendent's Advisory Council (SAC) is a representative body that will communicate on a variety of important topics raised by the Superintendent and raised by SAC members with stakeholder groups. The SAC will advise the Superintendent on policy matters as they pertain to topics discussed at the SAC meetings.
PTA Advocacy Committee for MI PTA Council
The Mercer Island PTA Council serves the PTA & PTSA units within the Mercer Island School District. The PTA Advocacy Committee’s mission is to keep the parent community informed regarding legislative and other issues that impact our children and schools. We are paying close attention to what is happening with respect to school funding, but we are interesting in many other issues including safe routes to and around schools, general safety issues, mental health services, curriculum, drugs and alcohol, park access and use, and more.
Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP)
The Eastside Transportation Partnership meets on the 2nd Friday of every month, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM, at Bellevue School District Office, Room 200 (Old Boardroom), 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005. Please note that this meeting time is set by the committee, and may be subject to change. The Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP) was established through an Interlocal Agreement in 1987, which provided funds for a study that resulted in recommendations for transportation improvements on the Eastside. That study was completed, recommendations were adopted, and staffing responsibility was transferred in 1990 from the City of Redmond to King County. Efforts have continued to implement the recommended projects, and many of which have been completed or are currently underway. The mission of ETP is to provide an Eastside forum for inter-jurisdictional cooperation to implement coordinated, prioritized transportation plans and programs through leadership, education, and advocacy.
Emergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)
The King County Emergency Management Advisory Committee advises, assists, reviews, and comments on emergency management and homeland security issues, regional planning, and policies. They measure and prioritize core capabilities, and recommend homeland security allocations and work products to sustain and enhance preparedness and operational levels. Members, as set forth in code, provide regional and multi-discipline perspective, and represent cities, fire service, law enforcement, hospitals, the Port of Seattle, government, special purpose districts, tribes, utilities, non-profit agencies, and the private sector. Meetings are helsd on second Tuesdays, 1:30 PM - 3:00 pm.
King Conservation District Advisory Committee (KCDAC)
The King Conservation District (KCD) Advisory Committee is comprised of a total of 15 elected officials and senior staff from cities, the County, and organizations across King County, as well as their alternates. King County, the Sound Cities Association, and KCD each have responsibility to fill certain seats with appropriate and effective representatives. The Advisory Committee extends KCD’s reach into its broad community of stakeholders by bringing diverse and expanded perspectives back to KCD’s Board of Supervisors. The Advisory Committee deliberates on policy issues and forwards its recommendations to the Board.
King County Consortium Joint Recommendations Committee for CDBG (JRC)
The Joint Recommendations Committee meets the fourth Thursday of the month (Feb-Dec) from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Locations are TBD. The Joint Recommendations Committee (JRC) is an inter-jurisdictional body that provides specific funding recommendations and advice on guidelines and procedures for King County and its consortia city partners on a wide range of housing and community development issues. The JRC was created through the interlocal cooperation agreements that formed the King County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consortium, the King County HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Consortium and the King County Regional Affordable Housing Program (RAHP) Consortium, and is now codified in the King County Code in Title 24, Chapter 24.13. The JRC is made up of three King County representatives appointed by the King County Executive, and eight representatives of cities outside the City of Seattle that participate in the King County Consortia. The City of Seattle participates on the JRC for some meetings regarding regional fund sources that include the City of Seattle.
King County Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC)
The Growth Management Planning Council is scheduled to meet four time per year. Meetings are from 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM at Puget Sound Regional Council (PRSC), 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104. Please note that this meeting time is set by the committee, and may be subject to change. The Growth Management Act (GMA), passed by the State Legislature in 1990, requires that counties and cities develop a collaborative set of framework policies to guide development of each jurisdiction's comprehensive plan. The Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC) is a formal body created by interlocal agreement, currently consisting of elected officials from King County, Seattle, Bellevue, other cities and towns in King County, and special purpose districts. Realization of a countywide vision involves collaboration, trade-offs and difficult choices about the appropriate level of growth, its location, the type of growth to be encouraged, public spending, governance decisions, environmental protection, and the quality of life in King County. Through the GMPC, jurisdictions within King County are working together to plan for economic and population growth in King County. The GMPC policies must be approved by the King County Council and ratified by King County cities.
King County Regional Policy Committee (RPC)
The Regional Policy Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers (10th Floor), King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Please note that this meeting time and date may be subject to change. The Regional Policy Committee reviews and recommends regional policies and plans, other than transit and water quality plans, approved through a work program for the committee. Issues that may be referred to the Committee or be the subject of the committee's policy development include health and human services, open space, housing, solid waste management, economic development, criminal justice, jails and district court services, and the siting of regional facilities. This Committee may also consider issues relating to major regional governance transition and consolidation, particularly those involving potential changes in organization and responsibilities with other county, city, or regional organizations.
King County Regional Water Quality Committee (RWQC)
The Regional Water Quality Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers (10th Floor), King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Please note that this meeting time and date may be subject to change. The Regional Water Quality Committee develops, reviews, and recommends countywide policies and plans addressing wastewater treatment and sewer service issues, long range capital facilities plans, rate policies, and facilities siting. Additionally, the committee provides a forum for discussion and examination of broader issues of water quality, including pollution sources, surface and stormwater control, water supply, and regulatory issues.
King County Regional Transit Committee (RTC)
The Metropolitan King County Regional Transit Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers (10th Floor), King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Please note that this meeting time is set by the committee, and may be subject to change. In the early 1990's following the merger of King County and Metro, in response to structural changes in King County government, three multijurisdictional policy committees were created to address transportation (transit), water pollution control, and regional issues. The Regional Transit Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Metropolitan King County Council on policies and plans for the public transportation services operated by King County. These policies govern the planning and delivery of bus service, commuter vanpools, and van service for people with disabilities; establish the structure for transit fares; the purchase of new buses; and the construction of bus shelters, park and ride lots, and other transit facilities.
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Advisory Council
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Advisory Council provides guidance and input on agency programs and regulations. The advisory council is made up of representatives of large and small businesses, suburban cities, area sources, education, transportation, health, tribal nations, fire chiefs, environmental justice, local ports, the environmental community, and the public-at-large. Advisory council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of most months at the Agency's office in downtown Seattle.
Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board
The Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board meets on the 4th Thursday of every month, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at PSRC, 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104. Please note that this meeting time is set by the committee, and may be subject to change. The Executive Board, chaired by the Regional Council president, meets monthly, and carries out delegated powers and responsibilities between meetings of the General Assembly. Executive Policy Board Make Up/Voting Rights: Each county, and each city of 70,000 + population are permanently assigned positions on the Executive Board pursuant to an Interlocal Agreement. For the remaining member cities and towns in each county, the method of appointment is at the discretion of the members immediately concerned.
Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board
The Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, at PSRC, 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104. Please note that this meeting time is set by the committee, and may be subject to change. The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) includes representatives of the PSRC’s member jurisdictions and regional business, labor, civic and environmental groups. The TPB meets monthly to advise the Executive Board on key transportation issues.
Renton Airport Advisory Committee (RAAC)
The Renton Airport Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Renton Mayor and City Council on matters referred to the committee by the City Council. The primary function of this committee is to provide a forum for members of the community to discuss their concerns directly with airport operators and for collaborative problem solving and resolution of their issues. Meetings are scheduled as needed.
Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee
The Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at 7:00 PM, at Renton City Hall, 1055 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Please note that this meeting time is set by the committee, and may be subject to change. The SCA Public Issues Committee (PIC) was established by SCA in 1995 as a standing board committee. Per SCA Bylaws, the PIC “shall review and evaluate policy positions and recommend to the Board what, if any, action should be taken on such policy positions”; Governed by SCA Bylaws (adopted by membership as a whole at Annual Meetings), SCA Board Policies (adopted by Board), and PIC Operating Policies (adopted by PIC). The PIC includes a representative of each city in SCA. Each SCA member has a seat and equal vote at the PIC. It is the body responsible for making recommendations on policies and committee appointments to the Board. The PIC is SCA’s vehicle for bringing policies to member cities, and for member cities to bring policies to SCA. The PIC not only evaluates and recommends policy positions, but it also recommends regional committee and board appointments to the SCA Board of Directors. A nominating committee of the Public Issues Committee consisting of one representative of each SCA Regional Caucus shall be appointed by the Chair of the Public Issues Committee in October to recommend appointments to the committee. Equitable geographic distribution shall be considered in recommending appointments to the Board of Directors.
WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council
The Salmon Recovery Council meets on the 3rd Thursday of every other month, from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM, at Puget Sound Room-1ABC, Dept. of Ecology Northwest Regional Office, 3190 160th Ave. SE, Bellevue. Please note that this meeting time is set by the committee, and may be subject to change. The WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council is composed of elected representatives from 27 local cities and two counties (King and Snohomish), and concerned citizens, scientists, and representatives from environmental interests and state agencies. Established in 2007 when the WRIA 8 Steering Committee and WRIA 8 Forum were combined, the Salmon Recovery Council oversees implementation of the science-based Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed. The watershed, also known as Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 8, runs from the Puget Sound nearshore and inlands from the north end of Elliott Bay to south Everett, and east to the Bear Creek basin, the Issaquah Alps, and upper reaches of the Cedar River.