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RES4165CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO. 4165 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, REQUESTING KING COUNTY BEGIN DISCUSSIONS WITH CITY STAFF REGARDING A POTENTIAL INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING ITS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS FOR LAND USE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF RENTON'S POTENTIAL ANNEXATION AREAS. WHEREAS, the Growth Management Act (GMA) facilitates the transformation of unincorporated urban areas to incorporation through either annexation or incorporation; and WHEREAS, the King County Comprehensive Plan has designated the Potential Annexation Areas (PAAs) for the City of Renton wherein annexation is the most likely and preferred choice of incorporation; and WHEREAS, it is in the mutual interest of the City and King County to plan for the City of Renton's PAAs in a coordinated and consistent manner; and WHEREAS, King County should recognize the Comprehensive Planning and Development Regulations of the City within the PAAs, given that the PAAs will most likely at some time be within the City; and WHEREAS, the Puget Sound Regional Council developed VISION 2040, which recognizes the value, benefit, and role for cities planning beyond their incorporated limits for unincorporated urban areas; and WHEREAS, the King County Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs) establish that King County should jointly plan with cities in a collaborative and coordinated manner; and WHEREAS, the City of Renton Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations are in compliance with the GMA; and 1 RESOLUTION NO. 4165 WHEREAS, the City of Renton has adopted Comprehensive Plan land use designations and Development Regulations that could be applied to its PAAs; and WHEREAS, an interlocal agreement establishing a joint effort in planning for Renton's PAAs would be in the best interest of the City and King County; 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 City requests King County begin discussions with City staff regarding a potential interlocal agreement concerning its Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations for land use development in the City Of Renton's PAAs. SECTION III. The City would like the potential interlocal agreement with King County to address the following: A. Testimony and Comments to the King County Hearing Examiner: In land use matters located in Renton's PAAs that are before the King County Hearing Examiner, testimony from the City of Renton, written or verbal, will be allowed to be considered as evidence in the decision making of the Hearing Examiner. B. Comprehensive Planning and Pre-Zoning: King County will endeavor to evaluate their Comprehensive Plan land use designations for consistency with City of Renton Comprehensive Plan land use designations in Renton's PAAs. Additionally, King County will consider making amendments to their land use designations so that they are reasonably consistent with Renton's land use designations and pre-zoning when it has been adopted. 2 RESOLUTION NO. 4165 C. Transportation: Transportation concurrency, levels of service, and high incident accident areas that are analyzed and prioritized by King County will be evaluated comprehensively, considering information and documentation within Renton City limits. D. Transfer of Development Rights: Transfer of Development Rights receiving areas in the PAAs be limited to areas planned for higher densities (zoning that allows for densities of 10 dwelling units per acre and greater). SECTION IV. The Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to enter into the interlocal agreement with King County that jointly plans for Renton's PAAs. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 10th day of December 2012. IJl- \':< ^fson A. Sfeth," Deputy City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 1Qth day of December ^ 2Q12 Denis Law, Mayor Approved as to form Lawrence J. Warren, City Attorney RES:1577:ll/26/12:scr 3