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RES3776CITY OF RENTON,WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO.3776 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON,WASHINGTON, RATIFYING THE "WATER RESOURCE INVENTORY AREA (WRIA)9 SALMON HABITAT PLAN,MAKING OUR WATERSHED FIT FOR A KING." WHEREAS,in March 1999,the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)Fisheries listed the Puget Sound Chinook salmon evolutionary significant unit as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA);and WHEREAS,in November 1999,the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) listed the Puget Sound bull trout distinct population segment as a threatened species under the ESA;and WHEREAS,significant areas ofthe GreenlDuwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed,Water Resource Inventory Area 9,are designated by the federal government as critical salmon habitat;and WHEREAS,coordination and cooperation among federal,state,and local agencies, tribes,businesses,non-governmental organizations,landowners,citizens,and other interests are essential to plan for and implement a salmon recovery plan;and WHEREAS,the City ofRenton supports cooperation at the WRIA level to set common priorities for actions among partners,efficient use of resources and investments,and distribution ofresponsibility for actions and expenditures; WHEREAS,17 local governments in WRIA 9 entered into an inter-local agreement in 2001 to jointly fund development ofthe GreenlDuwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed, 1 RESOLUTION NO.3776 Water Resource Inventory Area 9 Salmon Habitat Plan,Making our Watershed Fit for a King, published August 10,2005;and WHEREAS,the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan,developed by a steering committee comprised ofmultiple interests,includes a wide variety of actions that focus on habitat recovery for Chinook salmon,bull trout,and other salmonids for the next 10 years and prioritizes them to guide efforts to recover the Green River Chinook salmon population;and WHEREAS,the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Plan is based upon a sound scientific foundation,and includes an adaptive management approach and funding strategy for implementation; NOW,THEREFORE,THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON,DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTIONL SECTIONH. The above findings are true and correct in all respects. The City ofRenton hereby ratifies the GreenlDuwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed,Water Resource Inventory Area 9 Salmon Habitat Plan, Making our Watershed Fit for a King,dated August 2005.This resolution does not obligate the City ofRenton Council to future appropriations beyond current authority. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL thisl 7th day of o_c_t_o_b_e_r_----',2005. Bonnie I.Walton,City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this l7th day of __o_c_t_o_b_e_r ----',2005. 2 RESOLUTION NO.3776 RES.1136:10/05/05:ma 3