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RES4158CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO. 41-58 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITIES OF AUBURN, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, BELLEVUE, BURLINGTON, DES MOINES, EVERETT, ISSAQUAH, KENT, MOUNT VERNON, SEATAC, SNOQUALMIE AND SUMNER, AND COWLITZ COUNTY REGARDING LEGAL SERVICES. WHEREAS, the City of Renton and the Cities of Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Burlington, Des Moines, Everett, Issaquah, Kent, Mount Vernon, Seatac, Snoqualmie and Sumner and Cowlitz County (collectively, the "Parties") are authorized, pursuant to RCW Chapter 39.34, to enter into an interlocal government cooperative agreement; and WHEREAS, the Phase II National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit is required under provisions ofthe Federal Clean Water Act and requires the Parties to develop and maintain storm water programs; and WHEREAS, the Department of Ecology ("DOE") has adopted standards purportedly under the NPDES Permit authority that may impose costly burdens on property owners, including the Parties and may also cause costly legal challenges to the Parties as a result of enforcing DOE Standards; and WHEREAS, the potential impact of the DOE Standards on the Parties and property owners is so significant and far-reaching, the Parties are joining together to explore all legal and other avenues available to challenge the DOE Standards including but not limited to filing an appeal with the Pollution Control Hearings Board; and WHEREAS, August 31, 2012 was the appeal deadline is and the effective date ofthe DOE Standards. Members ofthe Coalition wish to retain outside counsel to represent the Coalition 1 RESOLUTION NO. 4158 in the legal challenge(s) and wish to collectively pay counsel as further set forth in the interlocal agreement; NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTION i. The above recitals are found to be true and correct in all respects. SECTION II. The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Cities of Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Burlington, Des Moines, Everett, Issaquah, Kent, Mount Vernon, Seatac, Snoqualmie and Sumner and Cowlitz County regarding legal services. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 17th day of September , 2012. Bonnie I. Walton, City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 17 th day of September , 2012. Denis Law, Mayor * Approved as to form: Lawrence J. Warren, City Attorney RES.1573:9/6/12:scr 2