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Posted on: June 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Sequim City Council Adopts Priorities

SEQUIM—The Sequim City Council adopted short, mid, and long-term priorities at the Sequim City Council meeting on June, 13, 2016. The Council worked through an extensive list of subjects at a special all-day meeting on April 8 and a follow up meeting on May 19 to establish the priorities. The City Council priorities set the focus of City staff efforts for the coming years. The priorities are:

Short-Term Priorities (1 – 2 years):
• Fund and carry out the transportation plan
• Develop a solid waste plan
• Encourage regional cooperation for common interests
• Partner with non-profits and the faith community to help the homeless community
• Develop an economic development plan specific to Sequim
• Complete improvements to the Guy Cole Convention Center, reopen for rental, and seek further funding for additional improvements
• Take short-term emergency preparedness measures
• Create a plan for neighborhood improvements

Mid-Term Priorities (3 – 4 years):
• Renew the Transportation Benefit District
• Coordinate with Human Services providers to address drug, mental health, and homelessness issues
• Focus on crime prevention
• Explore affordable housing solutions
• Integrate private streets into City plan
• Explore Local Improvement Districts
• Further develop parks as outlined in the Parks Master Plan
• Update the Sequim Municipal Code
• Increase code enforcement

Long-Term (5 years plus topics):
• Develop long-term water sources
• Consider solar energy to make reuse water potable
• Identify and implement ways to reduce solid waste
• Continued emphasis on emergency preparedness
• Increase higher education opportunities in Sequim
• Creation of a Metropolitan Parks District
• Realize an emergency medical facility

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