August 2019

For week ending august 2

Council,

Here are this week’s items:

Council Follow-Through

-    Sequim Health & Housing Collaborative (SHHC) – I had a meeting today with the agencies in the collaborative.  We determined a new way of contracting the collaborative with the City and the YMCA that appears to work for all parties.  I’ll be working with the SHHC members to draft contracts.  I anticipate, if things stay on schedule, that we’ll be back to Council the second meeting in September for authorization to contract our 2019-2021 human services funding to the 9 agencies in the collaborative.  The revised contracting arrangement adds City staff and Councilor William Armacost (per the Council’s previous appointment) to the SHHC working group as non-voting members.  That group meets twice per month and we’d start meeting with them after contracts are finalized.

Related Items

-    2020 Budget Scrub – Staff met over a couple of days this week to balance the 2020 recommended City budget.  After some more formatting and fine tuning, the budget will be ready for recommendation to you this fall.

-    Monthly Meeting with Commissioner Ozias – Mayor Smith, Assistant City Manager Charisse Deschenes, and I had our normal monthly meeting with County Commissioner Mark Ozias this week.  Items discussed included Sequim parks improvements, highway 101 improvements, John Wayne Marina, the Lavender Festival, a metropolitan parks district, and the MAT Clinic.

-    Planning Calendar - Was attached

Thanks,

Charlie Bush

City Manager