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					                        APA Washington
                        Board of Directors Meeting
                        Water Resources Education Center (WREC)
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      9:00      WA CHAPTER LEGISLATIVE                                    Scott Greenberg
                                                                          Esther Larsen
       AM       COMMITTEE - Your legislative
                                                                          Josh Peters
                agenda: How Southwest Section APA                         Mike McCormick
                members can be part of the 2009
                Legislative Session


     10:00     SW SECTION APA PLANNERS –                                  Laura Hudson
                                                                          Chad Eiken, and
      AM       Presentation of issues and activities
                                                                          others
               in the Southwest Section


     11:30      WA CHAPTER BUSINESS
      AM        MEETING – Working Lunch

              Call to Order                                               Scott Greenberg

              Board Minutes of 3-28-08                        Item 1      Bill Grimes

              President’s Report                              Item 2      Joe Tovar



                 Action Agenda Items

              Membership Chair Report                         Item 3      Anna Nelson
        Climate Change and Sustainability     Item 4    Jill Sterrett
        Initiative Report – Funding Request
        Eastern Washington University -       Item 5    Dick Winchell
        Funding Request
        Legislative Committee Report          Item 6    Esther Larsen
                                                        and Josh Peters
        Cost of Regulation Ad Hoc Committee   Item 7    Michael Hubner
        Presentation and discussion

        Non-Action Agenda Items

        Vice President’s Report               Item 8    Scott Greenberg

        Treasurer’s Report                    Item 9    Derek Chisholm

        Past President’s Report               Item 10   Steve Butler

        Community Planning Assistance Team    Item 11   Kristian Kofoed
                                                        and Paula
                                                        Reeves
        Columbia Section Report               Item 12   Fedouse Oneza

        Inland Empire Section Report          Item 13   Heather
                                                        Trautman
        Peninsula Section Report              Item 14   Barry
                                                        Berezowsky
        Puget Sound Section Report            Item 15   Hiller West

                                                        Andrew Estep
 1:30    WA CHAPTER STRATEGIC                           and Ann
                                                        MacFarlane
 PM      PLANNING – PART II


 4:30   Adjournment
 PM


    Everyone is invited to a post-meeting social gathering and
dinner
 at a local restauran hosted by Southwest Section APA Planners
                                                                                       APA Agenda
                                                                                                Item 1
                                                                                         Item 1

                       Washington Chapter, American Planning Association
                                   Board Meeting Minutes
                           City Council Chambers – SeaTac City Hall
                                4800 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, WA

                               Friday, March 28, 2008, Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Call to order/Introductions
President Joe Tovar called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. In attendance:

Joe Tovar, FAICP, President                               Kurt Rappe, UW Student Rep
Steve Butler, AICP, Past-President                        Chris Green, EWU Student Rep
Scott Greenberg, AICP, Vice President                     Judy Fani, Co-Chair Continuing Education
William Grimes, AICP, Secretary                           Esther Larsen, Legislative Committee
Derek Chisolm, AICP, Treasurer (via phone)                Anna Nelson, AICP, Membership
Heather Trautman, AICP, Inland Empire Section President   Nancy Eklund, AICP, Professional Development
Hiller West AICP, Puget Sound Section President           Paul Inghram, AICP, Scholarship
Jennifer Aylor, Northwest Section President               Andrew Estep, Chapter Administrator
Laura Hudson, AICP, Southwest Section President (via      Josh Peters, Legislative Co-Chair
phone)                                                    Leonard Bauer, AICP, CTED Ex-Officio
                                                          Kristian Kofoed, Co-Chair CPAT
                                                          Jill Sterrett, FAICP, Co-Chair Continuing Education
                                                          Ferdouse Oneza, AICP, Columbia District Rep
                                                          Ivan Miller, Legislative Committee

Non-Board member also attending:
Mike Shaw, Chapter Lobbyist
Ann McFalane APA office

Call to Order
The President called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. and welcomed the group. He asked
those in the room to introduce themselves. The group will work until 1:30 and then begin work
on the strategic plan. Any time after that will be dedicated to continuing business meeting.

Heather Trautman asked that the un-sectioned counties be discussed and how they can be
included in the Inland Empire and Columbia Sections. Joe indicated that this will be discussed
during section reports.

Board Minutes (Item 1): The Secretary introduced the minutes as prepared.

Marylin Farrell’s name was misspelled.
Mike Shaw is not a Board member. Should be listed as non-board member.

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the December 6, 2007 Board meeting as
revised. The motion was seconded and carried unanimously.

President’s report (item 2): The president presented his memo and other related items as
follows, asking if members had comments on the previously-circulated items:
    o      2008 Chapter Conference Update: The president referenced his report.
    o      Viva Las Vegas: The President referenced his report.
APA Board Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2007 – Page 2


    o       Certification Maintenance Update: The President referenced his written report.
    o       Cost of Regulation Committee: The President referenced his written report.
    o       Climate Change and Sustainability Committee: The President referenced his
            written report.
    o       Awards Committee (Open Position): The President referenced his written report.
    o       Chapter Administrator’s Report: The President referenced his written report.

Vice President’s Report (Item 3)
The Vice President presented his report. He discussed potential renaming of the newsletter to
the Washington Planner.

A motion was moved and seconded to approve the newsletter name to the Washington
Planner, effective today.

Discussion followed, regarding colors, coordination with website design

The motion carried unanimously.
Vice President also mentioned that he will represent the Chapter at the Reality Check
conference sponsored by the ULI and PRC.

Membership Committee Report (Item 4)
The Chair of the Membership Committee, Anna Nelson, reviewed her report introducing action
item to authorize reprinting of Chapter brochure in the new Chapter colors and branding.

A motion was moved and seconded to approve the reprinting of the updated membership
brochure. The motion carried unanimously.

Brochures will be distributed at Board meetings and will be mailed to section presidents and
CTED for wider distribution.

Community Planning Assistance Team Report (Item 5)
The Co-Chair, Kristian Kofoed, presented his report on the CPAT, requesting Board action on
the pro-bono program.

A motion was made and seconded to revise the address to which applications for assistance
to be sent to be the Chapter Administrator’s office rather than to CTED.

The Chapter Administrator clarified that no official Board action is necessary.

The motion and the second were withdrawn.

The Co-Chair reported on Morton, Ocean Shores and Chewelah, and on a small grant
application to develop a portfolio of work, similar to that prepared for R-UDAT portfolios.
They will also request matching funds from the state’s Planning Directors’ Association. He will
initiate conversations with State Legislators to request stipend for student participation in the
CPAT activities.
APA Board Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2007 – Page 3


Legislative Committee Report (Item 6A and 6B)
Esther Larsen and Josh Peters, co-chairs, presented their reports, referencing material already
circulated to Board. Membership on the committee is increasing. Legislation influenced by the
committee was passed into law during session. Esther asked Mike Shaw to provide an update
and asked Ivan Miller to present the proposed action item.

Mike Shaw presented a summary of the session, including a description of ESSB 6580 and the
Chapter’s support of it and the Governor’s bill (2815) on climate change. CTED, DOE and
WSDOT have assignments for the year in preparation of longer session in 2009. WA-APA was
sought out for comment on legislation.

SB 6580 will require involvement of APA representative. Leonard Bauer described likely APA
involvement and the pace of work ahead, should the bill be signed into law. He anticipates 4 to
5 meetings from May through December. Jill Sterrett volunteered to be involved as the
Chapter’s representative.

Ivan Miller presented his report on proactive legislative involvement, asking the Board to take
action on the proposed item. Ivan Miller identified membership of the subcommittee tasked
with developing a proactive legislation statement/process. The subcommittee sought and
received comments from Chapter membership. The process includes timing and steps to guide
Chapter assessment of proposed legislation. Content, feasibility, timeliness and perception are
four criteria the process recommends the Chapter use to assess its involvement in legislation.
Scott Grenberg thanked Ivan for his hard work on this and noted appreciation for detail and
direction included in the process. Esther Larsen mentioned this will help focus Chapter’s effort
in advance of session, increasing the Legislative Committee’s effectiveness. President Tovar
also added his thanks and appreciation. Anna Nelson added that Washington’s may become a
model for other chapters to emulate. Ivan Miller detailed how the Board will be involved at
different stages during the process.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the proactive legislation process as proposed in
the packet. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report (Item 7A and 7B)
Derek Chisholm, Treasurer, presented his report, focusing primarily on Section funding. He
volunteered to work individually with Section boards and to return to the Chapter Board’s
autumn meeting with a proposed action item. Heather Trautman asked about the relationship
between this issue and the potential reduction in National APA rebates or some other external
limitation on Chapter funds. Hiller West responded that the allocation among Sections has not
changed, despite changes in Section memberships. Jennifer Aylor noted that the Sections are the
direct interface between membership and APA, providing direct service to them. Ferdouse
Oneza noted that Section distribution should also recognize spatial distances Section members
need to travel to attend Section Board meetings and Section events. Paul Inghram suggested
alternative ways to accommodate increases based on existing baseline allocations and special
needs. Hiller West asked what the criteria are for allocations and if there should be some per-
capita allowance. Andrew Estep added that certification maintenance, re-branding and other
issues drive up costs. Scott Greenberg asked Sections to report on money spent.
APA Board Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2007 – Page 4


Derek Chisholm will convene a study group with the Section presidents to prepare and present
a recommendation in the autumn.

Immediate Past President’s Report (Item 8A and 8B)
Steve Butler, Past President, presented his report, mentioning the upcoming election for
President-Elect. Results will be available at the end of April.

EWU Student Report (Item 9)
EWU Student Representative, Chris Green, presented his report.

Sections Geography
Joe Tovar identified that there are five counties not included in either the Columbia and Inland
Empire Sections. Chapter bylaws are not consistent with the map of Sections. Anna Nelson
will delay reprinting brochure (which includes the map) until after the issue is resolved. Joe
Tovar suggested that the Columbia and Inland Empire section presidents, Anna Nelson,
Andrew Estep and he discuss the issue at another time.

Continuing Education Committee Report (Item 10A)
Co-Chair Judy Fani presented her report, noting that there are things planned for each quarter
and that the French planners’ visit resulted in a planning magazine spread and another visit this
year planned for 80 participants. Co-Chair Jill Sterrett described the UW’s upcoming speaker
series on Planning for Sustainable Communities. It may be approved for CM credits.

AICP President Elections
President Joe Tovar asked that the Chapter endorse Paul Inghram in his bid to become
President of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

A motion was made and seconded to endorse Paul Inghram for AICP President. The motion
carried unanimously.

Strategic Planning Workshop
President Joe Tovar interrupted the business meeting at 1:39 p.m. to begin the strategic planning
segment, introducing Andrew Estep and Ann McFarlane.

Senior Action Committee Report (Item 11)
Chair Ken Dueker was not present to present his report.

Columbia Section Report (Item 12)
Section President Ferdouze Oneza presented her report.

Peninsula Section Report (Item 13)
Section President Barry Berezowski was not present to speak to his report.

Puget Sound Section Report (Item 14)
Section President Hiller West presented his written report.

Scholarship Committee Report (Item 15)
APA Board Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2007 – Page 5


Chair Paul Inghram presented his report.

Inland Empire Section Report (Item 16)
Section President Heather Trautman presented her report.

Washington APA Strategic Plan Update
Chapter Administrator Andrew Estep introduced the strategic planning workshop and
facilitated it with the help of Ann McFarlane.

Date and Location of Next Meeting
The next meeting will be set by the Executive Committee for some time in March at a site to be
determined.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




William Grimes, AICP
Chapter Secretary

Approved by Board on _______________________
                                                                           APA Agenda
                                                                        Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                              Item 2
                                     MEMORANDUM

TO:            APA Washington Board Members
FROM:          Joe Tovar, FAICP
DATE:          June 19, 2008
RE:            PRESIDENT’S REPORT FOR JUNE 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

               _X_ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                             or
               __ BOARD ACTION QUESTED

______________________________________________________________________________

As I approach the mid-point of my presidency, I have been reflecting on our Chapter’s
transitions and the achievements I have seen over the past few years. I’ve seen our ranks swell
to an all time high, crossing the 1600 member threshold, our services multiply, our member
volunteerism boom, and our financial position become one of the strongest of any Chapter in the
country. The milestones, services and activities reported on in Agenda Items 3 through 15 show
that APA Washington is a going concern. I am thankful to you board members and your other
committee members who have made it so. FYI, we are going to post all the Agenda Items,
including your reports, to our website so that other Chapter members may also see our progress.

A. Around the Horn

On behalf of myself and the rest of the Chapter Board, I would like to thank Laura Hudson and
Chad Eiken of the Southwest Section for hosting us at the WREC in Vancouver. To my
knowledge, this is the first time that the Chapter Board has met in the Southwestern part of the
state. While there are a lot of logistical advantages to using SeaTac as our normal venue, I
would like the Chapter to establish a pattern of periodically having the Board meeting
somewhere outside the Central Puget Sound region. Of course, in October we’ll be in Spokane,
and then December in Seattle, but let’s start thinking now about March and June of 2009. How
about Yakima? Tri-Cities? Port Ludlow? Bellingham? This is a state-wide organization and I
think it’s healthy and appropriate that our quarterly board meetings touch every section by going
“around the horn.”

B. Silver Threads and Golden Needles

I welcome and congratulate new Board members and thank and congratulate those whose Board
service has come to an end. As of July 1, Past President Steve Butler culminates his five years of
Board service (one year as Vice-President, one year as President-elect, two years as President,
and one year as Past-President). We should all be thankful for the leadership Steve provided
and the tremendous growth and strengthening of Chapter services achieved during his tenure. I
am glad that Steve will continue to model service to the Chapter as co-chair of the “Kids in
Planning” task force. Thanks, Steve, for your continuing commitment!
                                                                          APA Agenda
                                                                       Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                           Item 2, p. 2


Also on July 1, our current Vice-President Scott Greenberg becomes our new President-elect.
Scott has taken charge of major upgrades to the content (and soon the format) of the Chapter
Newsletter and Website. One of his greatest accomplishments to date has been to convene a new
Communications Committee, co-chaired by Bryan Fiedor and Bill Mandeville, to keep those
Chapter services growing and valuable to our members.

Because Scott has vacated the Vice-Presidency, I have appointed Hiller West to serve out the
remaining year of Scott’s V.P. term. As of July 1, we also welcome new Puget Sound Section
President Patricia Love to the Chapter Board, along with the new Inland Empire Section
President Gideon Schreiber. I am hoping that Patricia and Gideon can participate in the June 27
Board business meeting, telephonically at least. I want to thank outgoing Inland Empire Section
President Heather Trautman for her years of excellent service on behalf of both the Section and
the Chapter.

Another new Board member is Janet Rogerson, the Chapter’s new Planning Official
Development Officer (PODO). She fills the vacancy created when Ted Gage departed CTED
some months ago. I look forward to continued close coordination between Chapter activities and
CTED in many ways, including the Planning Short Course that Janet is now in charge of.

C. Annual Conference in Spokane October 13-15

The Conference Committee and Event Dynamics are working hard toward our October big show.
Attachment A to this report is the draft Program Schedule at a glance. We are hoping that most,
if not all, of these sessions will be eligible for CM Credit. An innovation that we pioneered at
last year’s Tacoma conference was an optional brunch/workshop the morning of the first day.
This year’s workshop focus will be the GMA/Climate Change and Evergreen Communities
legislation passed last session, and implementation and follow through thereto.

Recall that this year the conference is joint with the new APA Idaho Chapter, so we’re expecting
a full house. All signs so far are for a very successful conference. The one area that has been
lagging compared to prior years is sponsorship. We do have many good sponsors already
pledged, but overall we’re running below our target. Many firms and agencies have told us that
with the economic downturn, they’re not as able to step up quite so strongly with sponsorship
funding.

What this may mean is that we don’t come out of the conference with net profit. In the worst
case scenario, we may not get back all of our $15,000 seed money. I am working with the
conference committee and EDI to control costs, but many of our costs are now relatively fixed.
We’re still beating the drums on sponsorship, so we’ll hopefully close the gap a bit before the
end of summer. It is at times like this that I take a lot of comfort, as well as pride, in the
Chapter’s strong financial position. See Derek’s reports in Item 9 to see how we’re looking.

D. Climate Change and GMA Advisory Committee

In early June, as the APA Washington representative, I attended the first meeting of the
GMA/Climate Change Advisory Committee created by ESSB 6580. This first meeting focused
                                                                             APA Agenda
                                                                          Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                              Item 2, p. 3


on establishing a schedule, ground rules, and scope of issues.        As the committee covers
substantive issues, I will report to the Chapter through my monthly newsletter messages.

During this effort, I will be using the help of our recently appointed committee on the Climate
and Sustainability Initiative Committee (CSI). I have appointed Jill Sterrett, Anindita Mitra, and
Keith Maw as co-chairs of this group. Item 4 is a report from Jill describing the proposed
activities and a Charter for the committee. This group is functioning as an ad hoc committee,
effectively as a logical heir to the old “Livable Washington” committee, of which Jill was chair.
On our agenda is a funding request from CSI to support their activities. If we wish to establish
the CSI as a “standing” committee, i.e. a member of the Board, we’ll need to amend the bylaws
this fall. We should discuss that option during Jill’s presentation on the 27th.

E. Draft Report of the Washington APA Cost of Regulation Ad Hoc Committee

One of the things in your packet (Item 7) is a pre-release draft of the APA Washington White
Paper on the Cost of Regulation. Committee Co-chairs Rose Curran and Michael Hubner have
worked for several months with almost a dozen other Chapter members to prepare an insightful
and useful document.

I would like you to read this draft (which actually will be sent you in a few days) and then bring
any questions or suggestions to the Board meeting. We will have either Michael or Rose
available on the phone to engage in a brief discussion of this draft. Afterward, final edits will be
made and I’ll send the final draft to Executive Committee members and ask for ratification as the
Chapter’s position. We will post the final document on the website in late July and it will be
presented at one of the breakout sessions at our Fall Conference in Spokane.

F. Awards

As you know, APA Washington has been partnering with the Planning Association of
Washington for many years on the annual Joint Awards Program. The awards have been
presented in alternating years at either the Spring PAW Conference or the Fall PAW Conference.
For a variety of reasons, the awards program is taking a hiatus for 2008. Scott and I have had
discussions with Bob Sokol about ways to make the Awards Program more manageable and
useful in the future, and Bob has volunteered to help mentor whoever winds up taking over the
APA part of this task for 2009.

One idea that makes sense to me would be to use the device of co-chairs with two APA reps on a
larger joint committee with two PAW reps. In recent years, we have found that having two (or
more) people co-chairing a committee has reaped all sorts of benefits; witness the tremendous
achievement of Legislative, CPAT, Continuing Education, and now CSI. While co-chairs aren’t
necessary for all committee work, when it’s needed and works, it works quite well. If you have
any other ideas about ways to make Awards work better, please email them to Vice-President
Hiller West (hwest@ci.monroe.wa.us). I have asked Hiller to gather this input and to arrange a
discussion with Scott, myself, and reps from PAW to talk about how to design a better awards
program for 2009.
                                                                               Stewardship for the 21st Century: Plan It for Our Planet

                                                                                                               Draft Schedule as of 6.17.08
                      in partnership with


Conference Emcee: Joe Tovar, FAICP, President, WA Chapter APA

Day One – Monday, October 13, 2008
    8:00am-        Conference Check-In              Exhibit & Poster Setup                Coffee Service
    5:00pm                                               (Until Noon)                       (Until Noon)
 8:00-10:00am   WA Chapter Board Meeting          ID Chapter Board & Annual              WA Short Course
                                                            Meeting                      Classroom Style
                                                                                          (8:30-11:30am)
   10:00am-                        Update from Olympia:                                 (No additional cost.
   12:30pm              Climate Change and Evergreen Communities                          Lunch on own.)
                           (Lunch provided. Additional Cost: $45)

 1:00-2:30pm                                      Opening General Session
                                                    Welcome Comments:
                                    Joe Tovar, FAICP, President, WA Chapter APA (10 min)
                                         Mayor Mary Verner, City of Spokane (10 min)
                                            Legislator of the Year Award (10 min)

                                  Opening Address: (60 min. including approx 10 minutes Q&A)
                                  Milenko Matanovic, Executive Director, Pomegranate Center
 2:30-2:45pm                                       Travel Time to Sessions
 2:45-4:00pm         M1                  M2                 M3                  M4                    M5                Mobile Workshop           Mobile
  Breakouts      Undies in a         The D Word:        Research on         Tensions in         Kootenai County                  #1           Workshop #2
               Bundle: Tools for      How to Talk      Sustainability:     Arcadia: Can         Regional Design           (until 5:30pm)      (until 5:30pm)
                Moving From          About Density     What Do YOU        Resource Uses &         Framework               A River Runs           Spokane
                Controversy to                         Need to Know?        Rural Uses                                      Through It:       County’s 21st
                 Consensus                                                   Coexist?                                    Sustaining Our          Century
 4:00-4:15pm                                             Beverage Break                                                 Natural Resources      Highway: A
 4:15-5:30pm          M6                   M7                M8                  M9                   M10                  in an Urban          Tour of the
  Breakouts       Zoning in on       Protecting Our     Small Critical      Making TDRs          Lean & Green:             Environment         North South
                 Your Market:       Past Using Tools Areas Mitigation:         Work in         Planning a Healthy                                Corridor
                   Tools for         of the Future -     A Toolkit for       Washington        Downtown Spokane                                  Freeway
                 Neighborhood           Planning          Success
                 Revitalization      Opportunities                                                                         Cost: TBD           Cost: TBD
                                      with GIS and
                                      Archaeology
 5:30-7:30pm                           Networking Reception With Exhibitors & Student Poster


6/24/200808
Day Two – Tuesday, October 14, 2008
    7:30am-               Conference Check-in                      Breakfast with Exhibitors & Student Posters       Mobile Workshop #3      Mobile Workshop
    5:00pm                                                                        (until 8:30am)                        7:30-11:30am                #4
                                                                                                                     Go Localvore! Eat,       8:30-11:30am
 8:30-9:45am          T1                     T2                  T3                   T4                T5           Walk, Plan, Talk:      Downtown Walking
  Breakouts     Preparing for an      Gray to Green:         How to Sell        Planning for            The          Explore Sustainable    Tour
                 Aging Society:             The             Sustainability    Climate Change:      Challenges of     Practices That
                 Beyond Elder        Transformation of                          Cutting Edge       Historic Infill   Successfully
                  Readiness             the Bel-Red                            Ideas to Keep                         Support Local Food
                                          Corridor                            Your Community                         Production &
                                                                              off the Bleeding                       Distribution
                                                                                     Edge
 9:45-10:15am                           Beverage Break with Exhibitors & Student Posters                             Cost: TBD              Cost: TBD
     10:15-            T6                   T7                  T8                    T9               T10
    11:30am          Housing           Now Entering          Land Use            Where The         Near Nature,
   Breakouts    Affordability: How    Indian Country        Planning &       Water Meets The          Near
                 Are We Doing?                           Climate Change           Land: The        Perfect...So
                                                                              Complex Weave         What's Our
                                                                                 of Planning,         Plan?
                                                                              Policy, Biology &
                                                                              Design Creates
                                                                             Waterfront Parks

   11:30am–                                          Lunch & Annual Meeting
     Noon                            (pre-set salad served & plates cleared during this time)

    Noon –                                   Lunch Address: Film presentation –
    1:30pm                     Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture and the New American Farmer
                                                       Q&A Session
                   Guy Evans, Filmmaker, Deepwater Creations; 4th Generation Farmer, The Sunshine Farm &
                                                     Tunnel Hill Winery
 1:30–1:45pm                                           Travel Break

 1:45-3:15pm          T11                  T12                    T13                T14               T15           Mobile Workshop #5     Mobile Workshop
   [1.5 hrs]    Recent Land Use         Managing &          Does Creating      So Ya Wanna Be          The              2:30-5:30pm                #6
  Breakouts      Law Decisions       Preparing Clear &          Livable         a Site Planner     Community         Greening Our Work,      2:30-5:30pm
                 From WA, ID &       Concise Planning       Communities                           Vineyard: The       Industry & Home:        Green Bluff
                Federal Courts &        Documents              Through                               Chelan              Decreasing          Harvest Tour
                   What Your                                 Controlling                             Tuscan             Development
                 County or City                             Sprawl Really                         Journey, From      Impacts in the Built
                Can Do To Stay                             Cost More Than                           Vision To           Environment
                  Out Of Court                              Letting Sprawl                           Vitality –
                                                               Sprawl?                            Agriculture On         Cost: TBD             Cost: TBD
                                                                                                  The Slopes Of
                                                                                                   Lake Chelan

6/24/200808
 3:15-3:45pm                        Beverage Break with Exhibitors & Student Posters

 3:45-5:00pm          T16               T17                     T18                   T19                T20
                   Nature in     Best Practices For         Washington            Sustainable          Moving
                Neighborhoods:      Processing                Chapter              Planning         Forward With
                  Integrating      Development           Legislative Update      Assistance For       Growth &
                   Habitats            Permit            and Call to Action       WA’s Small        Transportation
                                 Applications: What                              Towns & Rural        Efficiency
                                  High Performing                                 Communities       Centers In WA
                                    Agencies &
                                 Applicants Do To
                                 Shorten Timelines


    5:00pm                                Host Committee No Host Evening Activity


Day Three – Wednesday, October 15, 2008
 7:30-11:30am      Conference Check-In              Breakfast with Exhibitors & Student Posters (until 8:30am)        Mobile Workshop #7   Mobile Workshop #8
                                                                                                                        8:30-11:30am          8:30-11:30am
                                                                                                                      100 Years with the    Bicycle Tour of the
 8:30-9:45am          W1                 W2               W3                   W4                       W5
                                                                                                                           Olmsteds          Centennial Trail
  Breakouts          Ethics             Little         A Regional       Climate Change              Tailwinds &
                   8:15-9:45     Schoolhouse on     Growth "Reality      & GMA: Policy              Turbulence
                                                                                                                                               Cost: TBD
                                    the Prairie:         Check"          Update For WA
                                      Saving,                                 State                                       Cost: TBD
                                    Preserving,
                                  Protecting and
                                    Promoting
                                 Historic Five Mile
                                   Schoolhouse
 9:45-10:15am                        Beverage Break with Exhibitors & Student Posters

    10:15-            W6                W7                   W8                    W9                    W10
   11:30am         Growth          The Palouse         Eating Our Way         Preparing For A     What's Afoot with
   Breakouts     Management           Basin            To Sustainability!      Green Future         the Bus? A
                Hearings Board     Participatory                                                   Discussion of
                 10:00-11:30        Model Pilot                                                     Pedestrian-
                                    Project: A                                                    Oriented Places
                                   Participatory                                                  and Sustainable
                                  Approach to Bi-                                                 Public Transport
                                      State                                                          in the 21st
                                   Groundwater                                                         Century
                                   Management


6/24/200808
  11:30am–                                Lunch & Closing Keynote Address
   1:00pm     Why and Where Should the Pacific Northwest Be Building Walkable Urban Places?
                             Christopher Leinberger, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
                                      (60 min. including approx 10 minutes Q&A)




6/24/200808
                                                                               APA Agenda
                                                                            Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                               Item 2- Att. B
                                       MEMORANDUM

TO:            WA-APA Chapter Board Members
FROM:          Jill Sterrett, FAICP
DATE:          June 13, 2008
RE:            REPORT FOR JUNE 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

               _X_ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                             or
               __ BOARD ACTION REQUESTED

______________________________________________________________________________


At the December, 2007 Board meeting, the Board approved a request for $2,000.00 to support a
speakers’ series on Planning for Sustainable Communities for APA members. The Board
requested that we also seek sponsorship from the Puget Sound Section APA and that we explore
options to make this available around the state.

At this point, we have successfully completed the speakers’ series, which was presented April 10
through June 5 at the University of Washington, in conjunction with a class for graduate and
undergraduate students. Using University equipment, we were also able to webcast the speakers’
series, so that it was (and is still) available to members throughout the state. Now the series has
been approved by national APA for CM credits, it is posted on the national list, and it is available
to APA members throughout the nation.

We provided 8 different panel sessions of 1.5 hours each. Each has been approved for CM
credits, for a total of 12 credits. According to the registration lists, we had a total of 237 person-
sessions (111 people who attended individual webcast sessions, 38 people who attending
individual live sessions, and 11 people who registered for the full series of 8 live sessions.

Using the registration fees, we have been able to cover the costs of the registration system, the
2nd fee to APA for approval of the CM credits for the webcast through June, and a 3rd fee to APA
to extend that approval through the summer.

While no formal Board Action is requested, we are requesting that local sections:

   •    Promote the speakers’ series webcast option to their members,
   •    Consider hosting one or more events where the webcast is shown, followed by a
        discussion group.

And that the Chapter President (or other officer) distribute information about the webcast
to chapters in other states.

I am ready to assist in any of these efforts, if needed.
                                                                         APA Agenda
                                                                      Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                            Item 3
                                     MEMORANDUM

TO:            APA Washington Board Members
FROM:          Anna M. Nelson, AICP
DATE:          June 12, 2008
RE:            REPORT FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

               __ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                              or
                X_ BOARD ACTION REQUESTED – Item 1.

______________________________________________________________________________

Outlined below is an update on Membership Committee action items since the last Board
meeting.

1.    Updated Chapter Membership Brochure - Confirm Section boundaries for printing
      updated membership brochure in late summer.

2.    Membership Retention
      Tracking Membership Numbers/Primary Groups
      • We have 1,616 members (Mar 08 – 1652; Dec 07 – 1644; Oct. 07 – 1578; June 07 –
        1523; Mar 07 – 1449; Dec 06 – 1514; Sept 06 – 1514; June 06 – 1453; Mar 06 – 1396).
      • 75% professional planners/regular members (previously 75%); 11% citizen/planning
        board members (previously 14%); 10% student members (previously 9%); 4% other
        (previously 1%).
      • In December 2007, National advised “Life” members that an annual membership fee
        would be initiated to cover essential costs. This decision by National appears to have
        affected retention of these members and has resulted in a decrease in our total Chapter
        membership (42 Life members in March, now 27).

      Welcome Letter (snail mail & email to New members)
      • The Spring Quarter mailing has been done. .

      Opportunity Letters & Emails
      • Section Presidents, Committee Chairs and Board – remember that National provides us
        an updated quarterly list of active members. Remember this list as a resource for
        recruiting volunteer opportunities for Board committees, task forces, etc.

3.    Membership Recruitment (update on current tasks/ideas)
      • Chapter Website (Membership pages) - Provided updated content.
      • Lapsed Members – Letter was sent to lapsed members from Natl list provided in April.
      • Chapter-Only Group membership – We have only two group members. Discuss value of
        continuing this membership option during strategic planning portion of the meeting.



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                                                                          Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                                Item 4
                                      MEMORANDUM                                   44

TO:            WA-APA Chapter Board Members
FROM:          Keith Maw, Aninditra Mitra, Jill Sterrett
DATE:          June , 2008
RE:            REPORT FOR OCTOBER 3, 2007 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

               __ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                             or
               _X_ BOARD ACTION REQUESTED

______________________________________________________________________________

In recent months, national APA adopted an extensive policy statement on Climate Change and
Sustainability and has established a 2-year special focus on this issue. Also, Washington State
enacted several new pieces of legislation on these issues, notably, SB 6580 “Local Solutions to
Climate Change”. Our chapter president is a representative to the CTED advisory committee
addressing implementation of this legislation.

Based on these national and state-level actions and the needs and interests of our membership,
we believe it is urgent to establish a Climate and Sustainability Initiative as a standing committee
of the APA Chapter Board. This committee would be a re-incarnation of the Livable
Washington committee and the Energy Task Force. Itwould have five primary purposes:

   1. To raise awareness of planners’ significant role in addressing climate change among state
      and local officials, other professions, and the general public;

   2. To provide input and feedback to CTED, the Northwest Power and Conservation
      Council’s plan, and other state and local governmental organizations regarding climate
      change and sustainability issues;
   3. To share information among our membership through newsletter articles, website
      postings, workshops, lectures, and special publications and to provide education in
      coordination with the Education Committee;
   4. To provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of pending and recently adopted state
      legislation on climate change and sustainability issues in coordination with the
      Legislative Committee, such as the Governor’s Climate Action Team (CAT)
      recommendations on Planning in Washington; and

   5. To develop policy positions on climate change and sustainability issues for review and
      adoption by the WA-APA Board.
A copy of our charter, which establishes our operating procedures and actions for 2008/09, is
attached.
                                                                       Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                          APA Agenda
                                                                           Item 4 , p. 2
                                                                                44

Board Actions requested:
   1. Vote to approve a new standing committee, the Climate and Sustainability Initiative, as a
      re-incarnation of the Livable Washington committee and the Energy Task Force with a
      focus on climate change, energy and sustainability, based on the draft charter.

   2. Vote to approve a mid-year funding request for 2008 to support the launch of the
      committee. Funds requested:
                $500 to fund 30 hours of student time to assist in developing a survey of the
              entire chapter membership and analysis of the results.
                $500 to fund monthly conference calls of the committee membership,
              anticipated to be approximately 15-20 members, at 1-hour per month.
                Total of $1,000 for the remainder of 2008.
                                                                                     APA Agenda

                                                                                   Attachment A to
                                                                                        Item 4

                                      WA-APA Charter for the                             Item 4
                                                                                           44
                   Livable Washington: Climate and Sustainability Initiative



Purpose: WA-APA established a Climate and Sustainability Initiative in 2008 with five primary
purposes:

    1. To raise awareness of planners’ significant role in addressing climate change among state and
       local officials, other professions, and the general public;

    2. To provide input and feedback to CTED, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s plan,
       and other state and local governmental organizations regarding climate change and sustainability
       issues;

    3. To share information among our membership through newsletter articles, website postings,
       workshops, lectures, and special publications and to provide education in coordination with the
       Education Committee;

    4. To provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of pending and recently adopted state legislation on
       climate change and sustainability issues in coordination with the Legislative Committee, such as
       the Governor’s Climate Action Team (CAT) recommendations on Planning in Washington; and

    5. To develop policy positions on climate change and sustainability issues for review and adoption
       by the WA-APA Board.

Definition: Defined by the United Nations’ Brundtland Commission in 1983, the term “sustainability”
means “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs.” Based on 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, the
interdependent pillars of sustainable development are: economic development, social equity, and
environmental protection. For purposes of this Initiative, our focus is on planning responses to issues of
sustainability, including climate change, energy policy, environmental resources, human health, and
social systems.

Operating Procedures:

    1. Authority: The Climate and Sustainability Initiative (CSI) will serve as a standing committee of
       the Washington Chapter APA Board as a re-creation of the Livable Washington initiative.

    2. Coordination: The Climate & Sustainability Initiative recognizes that it is important to maintain
       ties to the Legislative Committee and the Education Committee, and will designate a member or a
       co-chair(s) as liaison to each committee to ensure coordination.



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   3. Membership: The Climate and Sustainability Initiative committee includes at least two (2) co-
      chairs as well as a number of volunteer WA-APA members, representing both public and private
      sectors and various geographic locations around the state.

   4. Meetings: The committee meets monthly, generally by conference call, to share information,
      discuss activities, and review results of sub-committees. The committee also conducts business,
      such as review of documents, via a separate list serve.

   5. Consensus Model: The committee operates via a consensus model with the WA-APA Executive
      Committee of the Board as the final decision-maker on position statements and actions involving
      budget requests.

   6. Board Meeting Representation: At least one of the co-chairs shall attend regular WA Chapter
      APA Board meetings, representing the CSI. Each co-chair will be included on the Board
      distribution list.

Action Agenda for 2008/2009:

   1. Provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of the Governor’s Climate Action Team (CAT)
       recommendations on Planning in Washington.
   2. Support and provide a sounding board/advisory group for the WA-APA Chapter president during
       in his role on the CTED advisory committee, under SB 6580 “Local Solutions to Climate
       Change”.
   3. Help coordinate and lead a portion of the pre-conference workshop on climate change at the state
       APA conference in 2008, provide one or more sessions at the 2009 conference, and arrange for
       the CSI full committee to meet at the conferences.
   4. Develop a webpage on the APA website for information to the membership and collaborative
       information sharing
   5. Create a “Sustainable Washington” document building upon Livable Washington - tentatively
       titled: “Livable Washington: Special Report on Climate Change & Sustainability”
   6. Conduct a survey of the membership to determine their interests, need for research or training,
       what activities are underway, and related issues.
   7. Based on the outcomes of the survey, work with Initiative volunteers to take on one or two
       activities suggested in the survey.
   8. Work in collaboration with the Continuing Education committee to provide training sessions or a
       one-day workshop on sustainability issues.
   9. Prepare a series of “What Washington Planners need to know about …” articles for the
       newsletter, on issues such as: CAT, Western Climate Initiative, changes to SEPA, etc.
   10. Review the adopted national APA Climate Change Policy Guide and develop a WA-APA policy
       statement on Climate Change and Sustainability.
   11. Participate in the WA-APA Chapter’s Strategic Plan process to identify issues related to
       sustainability and incorporate appropriate actions in the strategic plan.
   12. Review the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s current 5 year plan (adopted in
       December, 2004), summarize this for the planning community, and develop a position to
       influence their next one.
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13. Respond to newspaper articles and Op Ed articles on sustainability issues to get the planners view
    into the public realm.
14. Track federal legislation or regulations regarding climate sustainability issues and report these to
    the membership and the Chapter Board.
15. Support the WA Chapter APA legislative committee in review of proposed legislation or
    development of new legislative proposals on issues related to sustainability.
16. Support the Chapter President in networking with other groups and coalitions working on the
    Climate Change and related issues.




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                                      MEMORANDUM                                   APA Agenda
                                                                                     Item 5
TO:            WA-APA Chapter Board Members
FROM:          Joe Tovar on behalf of Dick Winchell
DATE:          March
RE:            Request for $1000 of Chapter funds to support EWU project “It’s Your Thang”

               __ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                             or
               _X_ BOARD ACTION QUESTED

A few weeks ago, I received a request from Professor Dick Winchell, FAICP, professor at
Eastern Washington University. Dick asked if APA Washington would commit $1000 to
support a Career Youth Camp that EWU is participating in. The specifics, including mission,
timing and budget, are below. I have invited Dick to participate by telephone during our Board
meeting to answer questions and explain the proposal more fully. After hearing Dick’s remarks,
it wold be appropriate for the Board, by motion, to approve or disapprove a mid-year budget
funding adjustment of $1000.
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It’s Your Thang! Youth Career Camp
Pilot Proposal
It’s Your Thang! Youth Career Camp will provide East Central youth with a 6-week career
exploration camp designed to provide campers with tools for job seeking and experiential learning
about a wide variety of career fields through field trips, service learning and presentations from
professionals in the community.


Mission.        The mission of this camp is to provide career development, personal
development, recreational and community service opportunities to teens ages 13-17 from the
East Central Neighborhood and surrounding area. The career camp will use a full-time director, a
VISTA volunteer, and one paid facilitator plus volunteer industry presenters and college students
to implement daily activities around basic knowledge, skills, and awareness of careers, work, and
education. The camp will include field trips to local institutions of higher learning (EWU Spokane
and Cheney, SFCC, SCC), basic work skills and habits for success, and studies of career fields
which include tours of work places, interaction with professionals, and “hands on” experience in
service projects. The camp will also support recreational activities, and include a cash stipend for
students who complete weekly and all summer activities.


Sponsors and Support: ECCO, in partnership with EWU, Kiemle and Hagood,
and the Richard Allen Apartment Board of Directors has developed a Youth Career Camp for
teens ages 13-16. The camp will run 6 weeks, from July 7th through August 15th, with each week
focusing on a different field and/or skill set to prepare teens for job searching and career choices.
ECCO will complete fund raising initiatives under their 501(c)3 status to support the project.
The daily program activities and youth supervision will be managed by Charles Williams from
Neighborhood Networks, and EWU’s AmericorpsVISTA, Delena Martin will facilitate activities
of the camp including volunteers, industry presenters, service-learning components and fund
raising. We plan on staffing the camp with interns from EWU, SCC, SFCC and the community.
Funding for a paid facilitator and incentives is available through Community Minded funds.
                                                                               ECC O-           Other Agencies or
                                                           ECC O            Co m munity –       already secured
   Projected Staff and Program Expenses                  Fundraising        Minded Grant
Director (Charles Willia ms Full-time)                                                                     $7,000.00
Facilitator (1 x $10/hr - 30 hrs/wk X 7                                             $2,100.00
weeks))
VISTA Volunteer (Delena – ½ time for                                                                       $3,600.00
ECC O)
Incentives ($200 per student – cash)                                                $4,000.00
W e ekly Incentives                                        $3,000.00*
Food (lunch and snack daily for 25 people)                                                                 $2,000.00
Transportation (bus passes, van rental,
etc.)                                                      $1,100.00*
Field Trips ($10/student/week)                             $1,000.00*


Total Costs                                                    $5,100               $6,100**                 $12,600
TOTAL BUDGET                                               $23,800.00
                                                                         **Secured,
*All revenue for these expenses will come form fundraising or in-kind    pending ECCO
from other agencies                                                      approval


Schedule. Campers will meet daily at Richard Allen Court for sessions and information,
travel to East Central Community Center for lunch, with frequent field trips to different work
sites and educational centers to gain experiential knowledge of how each field impacts the
community, what skills and education different jobs require, and have the opportunity to learn
more about the education paths for those fields on trips to each of the following college
campuses: EWU Cheney, EWU and WSU Riverpoint, SCC, and SFCC.


DRAFT Budget
May 9th, 2008

Revenue and Support
Source                          Amount/Value Secured             Status
Community Minded                $6100                            Existing funding for facilitator and incentives
Keimle and Hagood               $7000                            Program Director
ECCO/EWU VISTA                  $3600                            EWU ECCO VISTA
ECCC                            $2000                            Food
Total Support Secured           $18,700

Fundraising and In-Kind Procurement List:
Business/Group                            Request                                       Status/Result
RAHCO                                     $500 donation to underwrite field trips
APA Washington                            $1000 donation
   APA – Inland Empire Chapter         $500 donation
   STA                                 Bus passes
   Costco                              Costco cash - $500 - Incidentals, snacks
   Target                              Gift cards - $20 each
   Movie Theatres                      Free or discounted tickets
   Silverwood                          Discounted tickets
   Fast food restaurants               Small gift cards for teens
   Blue Door Theatre                   Free passes
   Civic theatre                       Free passes
   Skating Rinks                       Free passes
   Riverfront Park                     Free passes
   Ultimate karaoke                    Free session




   Weekly Curriculum Plan
Week/Day           Topic                          Speakers               Trips            Notes
                   The Job Thang!                                                         Charles will
1 (7/7-7/11)                                                                              coordinate
                                                                                          speakers
Monday             Job Search: Sources                                   Worksource
                   (web, newspaper, etc),
                   Applications
Tuesday            Job Skills: Resumes,      Life coach,
                   dress, etiquette,         Delena, Betsy
Wednesday          Scavenger Hunt –                                      Northtown        Gini-testing
                   applications, other tools                             mall,            component
                   for the search                                        downtown
                   Career Profiles                                       Gini Hinch
Thursday           Interview and Work Ethic Hiring managers                               Mock interviews,
                                                                                          role playing
Friday             Got the Job! Now what?         Banker, IL staff       Bank – open      Check on
                   Budgeting, banking,            form DSHS              savings          logistics/parent
                   priorities                                            accounts?        permission
                                                                         Prepaid debit?
                   Service = Skillz!                                                      Delena will
2 (7/14-7/18)                                                                             coordinate
                                                                                          speakers
Monday             What is community              Delena,                Swimming
                   service? Why does it
                   matter?
Tuesday            Service Project 1                                     site             graffitti
Wednesday          Reflection                                            Park
Thursday           Service Project 2                                     site             Agriculture link?
Friday             FUN FIELD TRIP!!
                   Arts, Media,                                                           Delena will
3 (7/21-7/25)      Broadcasting                                                           coordinate
                                                                                speakers
Monday          Radio Broadcasting          Will Gilman        RadioSpokane
Tuesday         Music careers                                  Studio,
                                                               CenterStage
Wednesday       Art                         artist             MAC, tinman
Thursday        TV                          Local anchor       CMTV
Friday          Theatre                     Will Gilman        Civic theatre, See about night
                                            Jeremiah           blue door      field trip or tix
                                            Brownlee, local    theatre
                                            actors
                Government, Non-                                                Delena will
4 (7/28-8/1)    Profits, Public Safety                                          coordinate
                                                                                speakers
Monday          City Government, Chase      Mayor, Dick,       City Hall        Planning students
                Youth, Planning
Tuesday         Community                   Dick, Delena       ECCC,
                Development –                                  Community
                Simulation                                     Minded
Wednesday       Non-Profits, Social         DSHS worker,       VBCN, 2nd        Food drive?
                Services                    VOA, United        Harvest
                                            Way,
Thursday        Fire, Police, EMT, Public                      Public Health,   Food handler’s
                Health                                         Fire Station     cards?
Friday          Health Care, Nursing        Mary Ann Keogh     Hospitals,       CPR training?
                                            Hoss, nursing      Shriners
                                            students/faculty
                Techno-Engineers and                                            Charles will
5 (8/4-8/8)     Builders                                                        coordinate
                                                                                speakers
Monday          Tech, Computer Science,     John Mill, Doug                     Basic web design,
                Website workshop,           Crabtree,                           graphic design
                Graphic Design                                                  components
Tuesday         Architecture/Interior       EWU RP             Local firm
                Design
Wednesday       NESBI, RAHCO, Kaiser        Tech instructors   RAHCO,           NESBI – if budget
                Industrial Engineering,     from               Kaiser           allows
                etc                         SCC/EWU/NESBI
Thursday        Construction/Building       Keimle and         Sr Center
                Women in tech fields        Hagood -
                                            Shannon
Friday          Civil Engineering           Charles Williams   RA
                                                               Construction
                                                               site
                College and Beyond                                              Co-coordinated
6 (8/11-8/15)
Monday          SCC                         Admissions guy     SCC and
                                            from CCS           swimming
Tuesday         SFCC                        Finaid from CCS    SFCC and
                                                  or both colleges       skating
Wednesday           Riverpointe                   Campus liaison         Riverpointe
                                                                         and ultimate
                                                                         karaoke
Thursday            EWU Cheney                    Tour, admissions,      Riverfront        May be all day at
                                                  finaid, programs       park passes,      ewu…
                                                                         depending on
                                                                         time
Friday              SILVERWOOD!


   It’s Your Thang! Youth Career Camp

   Mission, Goals and Objectives
   Mission. The mission of this camp is to provide daily activities related to career
   development, personal development and well-being, and a range of learning and recreational
   activities for students from the East Central Neighborhood and surrounding area between ages 13
   and 16.

   Goal 1. To promote student exploration of careers and work skills to maximize
   opportunities and personal development.

   Objective 1.1. To have students become aware of and knowledgeable of basic work skills,
   expectations.
   Objective 1.2. To have students explore their own interests in careers, and opportunities for
   education.
   Objective 1.3. To have students develop career goals and explore interest areas
   Objective 1.4. To have students gain knowledge of a range of career opportunities and gain
   support for career development goals.

   Goal 2. To provide students with direct experiences, field visits and discussions about a
   wide range of career opportunities, as well as to be aware of the educational and related
   skills necessary to be successful in these career fields.

   Objective 2.1. To participate in career focus group activities to explore a range of careers,
   including field trips, etc., in those careers listed.
   Objective 2.2. To encourage students to carry out activities and interact with professionals and
   practitioners in the various careers, and to gain first hand experience through field trips and
   service projects.
   Objective 2.3. To have each participant develop and enhance skills in interpersonal relations,
   understanding career choices, understanding workforce and job expectations, and develop
   personal goals to continue to learn more about career paths.

   Goal 3. To support and encourage students to have fun and enjoy their summer while
   learning and exploring careers, and to have effective interactions and build relationships
   through daily activities.
Objective 3.1. To have each participant develop and enhance skills in interpersonal relations,
understanding career choices, understanding workforce and job expectations through interaction
and activities of the camp.
Objective 3.2. To have each participant participate effectively in recreational and team building
activities to support positive group activities and interactions.
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                                                                     Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                           Item 6
                                     MEMORANDUM

TO:           WA-APA Chapter Board Members
FROM:         Legislative Committee, Esther Larsen and Josh Peters, Co-Chairs
DATE:         June 15, 2008
RE:           REPORT FOR JUNE 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

           X BOARD ACTION REQUESTED – Review and take action on
           recommendation regarding Bill Proposals. See attached documents
           and item 2(c) below.
______________________________________________________________________

Legislative Committee Activity Report March 28 – June 13, 2008:

During the last three months, the Legislative Committee has worked on a number of
programs wrapping up the 2008 Legislative Session and making preparations for the
2009 Legislative Session. Highlights are outlined below.

1. Legislative Committee meeting May 9, 2008. The Legislative Committee met on
May 9, 2008, at Puget Sound Regional Council in Seattle to debrief regarding its work
during the 2008 Session and to begin preparations for its work during the interim and
the 2009 Session. Eighteen members participated discussing the following items. The
Committee’s work program during the 2008 Legislative Session, a short session with
tight deadlines for all involved, was reviewed to determine what worked well, what
needed improvement, and suggestions for continued success for the Committee and
the Chapter. The Committee members’ work was exemplary. They participated in
weekly phone conferences, reviewed bills and task force studies, gave
recommendations on bill language, met with legislators and other stakeholders and
attended hearings and meetings in Olympia. In addition, the Committee took on the task
of developing a detailed process for running bills and other changes in the work
program to provide for more effective use of our Chapter lobbyist, Michael Shaw, and to
give the Chapter membership more opportunities for direct involvement in the legislative
agenda.

The weekly phone conferences were enhanced by changes in the format, including
agendas and bill tracking lists provided prior to the call; devoting the first 20 minutes of
the hour-long call to a report from Michael Shaw, and concentrating on selected bills
with the potential for significant impacts on planning and the planning profession and
that appeared most likely to pass. Consideration also was given to achieving
collaboration among stakeholders with shared issues. For all who participated this
past session, thank you for your time and expertise.

A summary of the meeting was set forth in the June 2008 Planning Northwest chapter
newsletter and is available on the Chapter web page.
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2. Subcommittee Work. Three subcommittees have continued work programs with
details included in the June 2008 Planning Northwest chapter newsletter and on the
Chapter web page.

        a. The Bill Review and Tracking Subcommittee continues to make progress
to create a process that will provide a Chapter Bill Review and Tracking System using
the prior bill review process, the Legislature’s Bill Tracking System, a database using
Access and the addition of a format for inclusion of questions or check-boxes relating
directly to the goals of APA Washington. Yorik Stevens-Wajda is currently the contact
person. Members are needed to work during the next few months to assist in fine-tuning
the process, including exploring mechanisms to share comments during bill reviews.
The plan is to have a combined system available for presentation to Board at its
December meeting and to be able to use the system during the 2009 Session.

       b. The Coalition Subcommittee members in combination with the Chapter
lobbyist, Mike Shaw, continue to be available to attend meetings, meet with legislators,
and sit on task forces and/or advisory groups. Kristian Kofoed, other Chapter members
and Chapter lobbyist, Mike Shaw, met with Representative Judy Clibborn in May to
discuss the community planning assistance work of the chapter and infrastructure costs
as they relate to legislation Rep. Clibborn is proposing. Joe Tovar attended the kickoff
meting of the GMA Climate Change Task Force on June 6, 2008. Mike Shaw is
planning a meeting to include other stakeholders with whom the Chapter has worked in
late summer or early fall to share common strategies for the 2009 Legislative Session.

      c. BOARD ACTION REQUESTED – Review and take action on
      recommendation regarding Bill Proposals. See attached documents.

        The Proactive Subcommittee (Bill Proposal) consisting of Ivan Miller, Yorik
Stevens-Wajda, Michelle Zeidman, Anna Nelson, Mike McCormick, Nicole Faghin, Scott
Greenberg, Josh Peters, Michael Shaw, Joe Tovar and Esther Larsen developed the bill
proposal process, which was adopted by the Board in March. Administrative items were
added to implement the process, which includes a schedule, a set of steps and criteria
for the Chapter to use in deciding whether to propose legislation. A message was sent
in May 2008 to the Chapter list serve requesting input via proposed legislation from the
membership. Details are included in a companion article in this June 2008 newsletter
and are available on the Chapter’s website and in the attached documents. The
Executive Committee reviewed 3 proposals from the membership and discussed them
during a conference call on June 9, 2008. The recommendations of the group are set
forth in the report by Scott Greenberg attached, and Board action is requested on the
recommendations.

3. Annual Chapter Conference and Pre-Board Meeting Presentations. Committee
members have worked to provide speakers for two sessions and are finalizing the
awards for Legislators of the Year. Senator Chris Marr (D-Spokane) will be presenting
at the morning session on Monday, October 13, 2008, along with other panel members
to provide a dialogue with the audience relating to a variety of “breaking news” items
from Olympia. A panel of Committee members, Chapter Lobbyist Mike Shaw and,
                                                                   Agenda Item No. _____
hopefully, an invited legislator or staff member, will provide an update on legislative
issues from 2008 and planned for 2009 as well as discussion of the 2009 Agenda for
the Chapter and a call to action for members state-wide to participate in legislative
issues. Short presentations are being planned for all future Board meetings dates,
starting on June 27, 2008, to allow local Section members to meet with Legislative
Committee members to exchange information on legislative issues and obtain input
from around the state.

4. Chapter Newsletter/Webpage. The Legislative Committee as well as Mike Shaw
continue to provide articles for the Chapter newsletter and will work with Andrew Estep
and the Communications Committee to meet the Chapter’s needs for providing updated
information on legislative issues for both the newsletter and the webpage.

End of Report.
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                                                                                             Item 6 -
                                                                                          Attachment A




                        APA-Washington Process for Proposing Legislation


                                           ~ Bill Proposal Form ~

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-Washington) has adopted a
process by which it will determine whether to propose legislation. The process includes criteria, and
a timeline with a set of steps by which the APA-Washington Board will make this determination.

This form is for use by anyone who is interested proposing an idea for a bill to APA-Washington. It
includes three sections: (I) information about you as the sponsor of the idea, (II) information about the
proposed idea/bill, and (III) the chapter's criteria.

I. SPONSOR INFORMATION
Note: Providing this information is optional.

                                                                Sponsor Information
                Your Name:       Ivan Miller
             Title / Position:

                  Employer:

                   Address:

            Email address:

         Phone number(s):        206-914-3858
 Are you interest in working     Maybe.
on this idea? Describe how.

  Are you a planner? If so,      Yes. I work for a Metropolitan Planning Organization in a growth
please describe the type of      management department. This proposal is being submitted by me as a citizen,
     planning work you do.
                                 not as an employee.

II. BILL PROPOSAL INFORMATION
Note: This serves as the summary of your proposal.

                                                              Bill Proposal Information
Name of the Idea/Proposal:       Creating a Statewide Smart Growth Strategy
       Problem/Opportunity       Note: Copied verbatim from Livable Washington Update, 2005:
               Statement:
                                 GMA established 14 statewide goals and mandated that cities and counties
                                 establish comprehensive plans. What GMA failed to do was to establish
                                 strategies at a state level to address state-wide issues. While some other state
                                 have developed smart growth strategies that align with state policies and



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                                                            Bill Proposal Information
                                spending, here in Washington, many jurisdictions believe that their local
                                efforts are thwarted by uncoordinated state investment actions. Many also feel
                                that solutions to the state's most serious problems cannot be achieved without
                                state support - and that these issues threaten to undermine the foundation of
                                growth management. Fully half of the 19 issues identified in Livable
                                Washington (2002) can be addressed by a statewide strategy. Cities and
                                counties have shown that good planning can make a difference. Coordinated
                                planning and investment by the state can do the same.

                  Proposed      Note: Copied verbatim from Livable Washington Update, 2005:
         Solution/Approach:
                                Recommended Actions:
                                1. Convene a Study Group to review other state's Smart Growth Strategies,
                                   develop an Issue Paper, and call for a Governor's or Legislature's Special
                                   Task Force to develop state0wde strategies for growth management.

                                2. Develop a statewide Smart Growth Strategy to include:
                                   a. Environment - Identify the resource lands (scenic and cultural as well as
                                      natural resources) and critical areas of statewide significance and
                                      establish incentives, including funding, and regulations for their
                                      protection.
                                   b. Regional Governance - Define incentives for the establishment of
                                      regional governments in areas where population concentrations extend
                                      beyond county lines and establish parameters for the role and
                                      authorities of regional agencies.
                                   c. Infrastructure Funding - Provide state financial support for
                                      infrastructure development consistent with county and city plans for
                                      growth in economic development target areas.
                                   d. Rural Lands - Establish an overall vision for rural areas and develop
                                      model tools for their preservation.
                                   e. Agricultural Resource Lands - Establish incentives to maintain
                                      agricultural resource lands, as well as long-term solutions for the
                                      sustainability of agriculture.
                                   f. Economic Development - Develop a statewide strategy for economic
                                      development that would define priority areas for economic growth in
                                      both urban and rural areas, including financial incentives for priority
                                      areas.
                                   g. State Investments - Ensure that state investments and facility siting
                                      decisions (including schools and transportation facilities) are consistent
                                      with comprehensive plans and promote the strategies listed above.

  ADDITIONAL COMMENT            I have copied and pasted in the text for this proposal verbatim from the Livable
                                Washington Update, 2005. Elements of the proposal may need to change,
                                based on changed conditions. I have made none of these changes.




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III. CRITERIA
Note: This is the full list of questions that are going to be asked by APA-Washington in determining
whether to propose this idea as a bill. The criteria are not in rank order, and are not meant to be fully
comprehensive. It is the task of the chapter members involved, including the chapter lobbyist, to both
answer the questions and assess their importance relative to one another.

As the person proposing the idea, we are asking you to provide your answers to the criteria questions
that have an asterisk. You are welcome to answer other criteria questions as well.

                                                     I. CONTENT of the Bill
 *   Is the proposal consistent with adopted             Yes. The proposal is verbatim from Livable Washington Update,
     APA-Washington documents (Livable                   2005.
     Washington, Legislative Platform, Strategic
     Plan, etc.)?
 *   Is the bill fundamentally about planning?          Yes. Arguably, this would complement local planning and help
     Does it go beyond planning statutes?               Washington stay at the forefront nationally in GMA planning.
 *   Is the bill responsive to issues in different      Yes. I think this would be seen as a positive in all areas of the
     types of areas (Eastern vs. Western                state. Ultimately, this Smart Growth Plan would change actions
     Washington, urban vs. rural areas, etc.)?          of the state, and some winners and losers may be created. This
                                                        means that recommendation #1 will be critical to implement well.
 *   Does the bill make it easier/harder to do good     It would make it easier, as local jurisdictions would now know
     planning in Washington?                            that the State's plan is pulling in the same direction as espoused
                                                        in GMA.
 *   How much does the bill cost to implement?          The state would bear the cost, and there would be some cost to
     Who bears this cost?                               stakeholders that participate in the process that are not state
                                                        employees or legislators.
     Does the bill advance the public interest?         Yes.
     Are the benefits worth the cost?                   Yes. In addition to the Problem/Opportunity Statement above,
                                                        I'd add that in times of tight budgets, there is an even greater
                                                        need for planning. Therefore, this type of statewide plan seems
                                                        even more urgent, given the upcoming budget projections, to
                                                        guide future state actions, investments, and priorities.



                                       II. FEASIBILITY of Running and Passing the Bill
     How complex is the proposed bill?                 Writing this legislation would not be complex; implementing the
                                                       process to create the plan could be very complex. However, that
                                                       would be the task of the state, likely under CTED.
     How many sections of RCW are revised?             None.
     Do we have sufficient expertise to shepherd       Yes, although it could take a lot of work.
     the bill?
 *   Would the bill be politically sensitive enough    No, planners are probably the most knowledgeable and
     that it would affect planner's ability to         appropriate stakeholder for proposing this bill.
     shepherd it?
 *   Can we create a coalition to support the bill?    Yes. I think this would be seen as a positive from many
                                                       stakeholder's perspective.
 *   Who might oppose the bill?                        The state might oppose. Rural area legislators might oppose,
                                                       unless we do a good job of ensuring recommendation #1 is
                                                       clearly going to involve them.
     How does this bill relate to other proposals      Unknown.
     (from APA-Washington or others)? Can we
     support similar proposals or should we run our
     own bill?
     Can we find a sponsor?                            Unknown.
     How much of our lobbyist's time can we            Unknown.
     devote to this bill?
     How many other bills will APA-Washington          Unknown.
     run?



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                                         III. TIMELINESS of Running and Passing the Bill
 *   Why propose this now? Is the time right?            We have a supportive Governor, and many of the initiatives
                                                         under way (Climate Change, Regional TDR, Puget Sound
                                                         Partnership) are going to require changes to state practices.
                                                         This creates a structure and framework from which the state can
                                                         act in a more coordinated fashion.
 *   Has this bill (or a similar bill) been run before? Unknown. I have seen "review GMA" bills a-plenty, but this is
     If so, why did it not pass before and have          different than that.
     those circumstances changed?
     Is the makeup of the Legislature appropriate        Unknown.
     for this bill?
     Who are the chairs and members of the               Unknown.
     relevant legislative committees?
     Where is the Governor on these issues?              Unknown. It would be important to ask the Governor's staff, as
                                                         well as key legislators.



                                             IV. PERCEPTION from Running the Bill
     Would APA-Washington be seen as a player          Yes.
     on this topic?
     How does running this bill affect friends and     Unknown.
     others' perceptions of APA-Washington?
     What will the reaction be in the media?           Unknown, but I think probably supportive.
     How will running this bill affect our ability to  Unknown.
     run other bills in the future?
     How will running this bill affect the chapter's   Unknown.
     standing in Olympia? Will it make the chapter
     stronger, and perhaps more likely to be
     included in other activities, such as task
     forces, committees, etc.?
 *   What would the effect be if the bill did not      If we ran a good campaign, and worked hard to involve key
     pass?                                             legislators, from urban and rural, eastern and western areas,
                                                       then we could be successful passing this bill. Until we know we
                                                       have good support among legislators, we can't know whether to
                                                       propose this.




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                                                                                        APA Agenda
                                                                                     Item 6 – Attach. B




                            APA-Washington Process for Proposing Legislation

                                         ~ Bill Proposal Evaluation Worksheet~

Your Name:                                                                   Date:

Name of Proposal:



     Note: Subcommittee members are asked to use the Evaluation Worksheet to review each
     proposal, and to develop a preliminary evaluation scoring (using a High, Medium, Low scale)
     for each criteria grouping, for each proposal, before the meeting. These evaluation scores will
     then be finalized based on the discussions at the meeting.

                  ADOPTED CRITERIA                                    YOUR COMMENTS | REVIEW
I. CONTENT of the Bill
• Is the proposal consistent with adopted
   APA-Washington documents (Livable Washington,
   Legislative Platform, Strategic Plan, etc.)?
• Is the bill fundamentally about planning? Does it go
  beyond planning statutes?
• Is the bill responsive to issues in different types of
  areas (Eastern vs. Western Washington, urban vs.
  rural areas, etc.)?
• Does the bill make it easier/harder to do good
  planning in Washington?
• How much does the bill cost to implement? Who
  bears this cost?
• Does the bill advance the public interest?
• Are the benefits worth the cost?

                                    Overall: High, Medium, Low


II. FEASIBILITY of Running and Passing the Bill
• How complex is the proposed bill?
• How many sections of RCW are revised?
• Do we have sufficient expertise to shepherd the bill?
• Would the bill be politically sensitive enough that it
  would affect planner's ability to shepherd it?
• Can we create a coalition to support the bill?
• Who might oppose the bill?
• How does this bill relate to other proposals (from
  APA-Washington or others)? Can we support similar
  proposals or should we run our own bill?
• Can we find a sponsor?
• How much of our lobbyist's time can we devote to this



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              ADOPTED CRITERIA                                    YOUR COMMENTS | REVIEW
  bill?
• How many other bills will APA-Washington run?

                                     Overall: High, Medium, Low


III. TIMELINESS of Running and Passing the Bill
• Why propose this now? Is the time right?
• Has this bill (or a similar bill) been run before? If so,
  why did it not pass before and have those
  circumstances changed?
• Is the makeup of the Legislature appropriate for this
  bill?
• Who are the chairs and members of the relevant
  legislative committees?
• Where is the Governor on these issues?




                                     Overall: High, Medium, Low


IV. PERCEPTION from Running the Bill
• Would APA-Washington be seen as a player on this
  topic?
• How does running this bill affect friends and others'
  perceptions of APA-Washington?
• What will the reaction be in the media?
• How will running this bill affect our ability to run other
  bills in the future?
• How will running this bill affect the chapter's standing
  in Olympia? Will it make the chapter stronger, and
  perhaps more likely to be included in other activities,
  such as task forces, committees, etc.?
• What would the effect be if the bill did not pass?




                                     Overall: High, Medium, Low


Other




     APA-Washington Process for Proposing Legislation                                      Page 2 of 2
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                                                                                           APA Agenda
                                                                                        Item 6- Attach. C

                       APA-Washington Process for Proposing Legislation


                                          ~ Bill Proposal Form ~

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-Washington) has adopted a
process by which it will determine whether to propose legislation. The process includes criteria, and
a timeline with a set of steps by which the APA-Washington Board will make this determination.

This form is for use by anyone who is interested proposing an idea for a bill to APA-Washington. It
includes three sections: (I) information about you as the sponsor of the idea, (II) information about the
proposed idea/bill, and (III) the chapter's criteria.

         Proposals are due on May 26, 2008, and should be sent to office@washington-apa.org.

           For questions or comments, contact the co-chairs of the Legislative Subcommittee:
       Esther Larsen at elarsen@spokanesherrif.org or Josh Peters at jpeters@co.jefferson.wa.us.



I. SPONSOR INFORMATION
Note: Providing this information is optional.

                                                              Sponsor Information
               Your Name:       Carol Lumb
            Title / Position:   Senior Planner
                 Employer:      City of Tukwila
                  Address:      6300 Southcenter Blvd., Suite 100
            Email address:      clumb@ci.tukwila.wa.us
         Phone number(s):       206-431-3661
      Are you interested in     Yes – willing to help in any way needed (work on draft legislation, draft
      working on this idea?     background issue papers, meet with stakeholders, legislators etc.)
             Describe how.
  Are you a planner? If so,     Yes – I carry out a mix of current and long range planning assignments. I am
please describe the type of     currently the lead on preparing the update for the City’s shoreline master
     planning work you do.
                                program.

II. BILL PROPOSAL INFORMATION
Note: This serves as the summary of your proposal.

                                                            Bill Proposal Information
Name of the Idea/Proposal:“Freeze” the location of the ordinary high water mark at the pre-construction
                          location when the construction of a shoreline restoration project moves the
                          OHWM further landward.
      Problem/Opportunity Property owners adjacent to proposed shoreline restoration projects frequently
              Statement: oppose shoreline restoration when shoreline jurisdiction expands either onto
                          their property or further onto their property.



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                   Proposed     Freezing the location of the OHWM to its pre-construction location will
          Solution/Approach:    prevent the shoreline jurisdictional permitting impact of the restoration project
                                on the adjacent property owner.

III. CRITERIA
Note: This is the full list of questions that are going to be asked by APA-Washington in determining
whether to propose this idea as a bill. The criteria are not in rank order, and are not meant to be fully
comprehensive. It is the task of the chapter members involved, including the chapter lobbyist, to both
answer the questions and assess their importance relative to one another.

As the person proposing the idea, we are asking you to provide your answers to the criteria questions
that have an asterisk. You are welcome to answer other criteria questions as well.

                                                   I. CONTENT of the Bill
 *   Is the proposal consistent with adopted           Fixing this problem will further the implementation of the
     APA-Washington documents (Livable                 restoration projects identified in the Watershed Resource
     Washington, Legislative Platform, Strategic       Inventory Area 9 Fit for a King plan, and improve the
     Plan, etc.)?                                      Green/Duwamish River habitat value for threatened species.
 *   Is the bill fundamentally about planning?         Yes – the location of the OHWM is at the heart of the land use
     Does it go beyond planning statutes?              regulatory mechanism of the Shoreline Management Act.
 *   Is the bill responsive to issues in different     Yes – this is an issue in Urban, Rural and Resource areas
     types of areas (Eastern vs. Western               (although we may want to consider a different approach in Urban
     Washington, urban vs. rural areas, etc.)?         areas if that will help alleviate some of the concerns of other
                                                       stake holders – Ecology and environmental groups.
 *   Does the bill make it easier/harder to do good    I believe that it makes the job easier from the standpoint that
     planning in Washington?                           “spill over” impacts of restoration projects are avoided on
                                                       adjacent property owners.
 *   How much does the bill cost to implement?         I don’t believe there are costs associated with the legislation
     Who bears this cost?                              (those who oppose this approach will probably argue that the
                                                       “shoreline environment” will pay a cost in terms of protection – if
                                                       true, not sure how you measure that).
     Does the bill advance the public interest?        I believe it does as it improves the chances of implementing
                                                       shoreline restoration projects.
     Are the benefits worth the cost?                  I believe so.



                                       II. FEASIBILITY of Running and Passing the Bill
     How complex is the proposed bill?                 Somewhat.
     How many sections of RCW are revised?             I believe you would only need to amend the definition of ordinary
                                                       high water mark found in RCW 90.58.030.
     Do we have sufficient expertise to shepherd       Yes
     the bill?
 *   Would the bill be politically sensitive enough    The bill will be politically sensitive as some in the environmental
     that it would affect planner's ability to         community may view this as unfriendly to the protection of the
     shepherd it?                                      shoreline. I think this can be over come by helping the
                                                       environmental community understand how opportunities to
                                                       provide shoreline restoration have either been lost or made more
                                                       expensive by the current definition of OHWM.
 *   Can we create a coalition to support the bill?    I hope so (we almost did last session but ran out of time).
                                                       Boeing appears to be a strong advocate for fixing this problem –
                                                       their support would seem to be a plus for approval of the
                                                       legislation.
 *   Who might oppose the bill?                        Ecology, environmental community (or at least People for Puget
                                                       Sound) Indian Tribes, particularly the Muckleshoot’s




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                                      II. FEASIBILITY of Running and Passing the Bill
     How does this bill relate to other proposals     Don’t know.
     (from APA-Washington or others)? Can we
     support similar proposals or should we run our
     own bill?
     Can we find a sponsor?                           I would imagine Rep. Newhouse, the sponsor of the House
                                                      legislation from last session would be open to sponsoring again.
                                                      It is my understanding that Ecology has been directed to come
                                                      back with proposed legislation to address this issue for next
                                                      year’s session.
     How much of our lobbyist's time can we
     devote to this bill?
     How many other bills will APA-Washington
     run?



                                         III. TIMELINESS of Running and Passing the Bill
 *   Why propose this now? Is the time right?            This continues to be a problem at least for urban jurisdictions. I
                                                         think the time is right as similar legislation passed the House last
                                                         session and had a hearing in the Senate.
 *   Has this bill (or a similar bill) been run before? Yes – EHB 2734. I am assuming it did not pass because there
     If so, why did it not pass before and have          wasn’t enough time for the various interested parties to come to
     those circumstances changed?                        agreement on what the legislation should say.
     Is the makeup of the Legislature appropriate
     for this bill?
     Who are the chairs and members of the
     relevant legislative committees?
     Where is the Governor on these issues?



                                             IV. PERCEPTION from Running the Bill
     Would APA-Washington be seen as a player          Yes –our members implement the SMA at the local and county
     on this topic?                                    level.
     How does running this bill affect friends and     I would hope we would be seen as trying to mediate the issue,
     others' perceptions of APA-Washington?            act as a compromise broker.
     What will the reaction be in the media?           We should be ready to issue our own press release to make sure
                                                       our perspective is presented.
     How will running this bill affect our ability to
     run other bills in the future?
     How will running this bill affect the chapter's
     standing in Olympia? Will it make the chapter
     stronger, and perhaps more likely to be
     included in other activities, such as task
     forces, committees, etc.?
 *   What would the effect be if the bill did not      Possible lost opportunities to restore the shoreline.
     pass?




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                                                                                Item 6 – Attach. D




                      APA-Washington Process for Proposing Legislation

                           ~ Bill Proposal Subcommittee - Report to Board~
To:             APA-Washington Board of Directors
From:           Bill Proposal Subcommittee
Date:           June 13, 2008
Subject:        Report on Review of Bill Proposals Submitted to the Chapter

INTRODUCTION

On May 14, 2008, the Bill Proposal Subcommittee issued a "Call for Proposals" through the chapter
newsletter, website, and list serve. In response, one proposal was submitted by the deadline of May 26,
with two other proposals submitted short after the deadline.

The Chapter Board Executive Committee served as the Bill Proposal Subcommittee and met via
conference call on June 9 to discuss the bill proposals. The members on the call were Scott Greenberg,
Esther Larsen, Hiller West, Ferdouse Oneza, Steve Butler, and Laura Hudson. Also joining the call were
several members who submitted proposed bills: Carol Lumb, Nicole Faghin and Ivan Miller.

This report summarizes the discussions of the Bill Proposal Subcommittee, and their determination
regarding proposal(s), if any, that they think chapter Board should considering moving forward.

This report includes the following parts:

(1) A summary of the discussion and decisions regarding each bill proposal
(2) A Summary Evaluation Matrix
(3) The complete Bill Proposal Subcommittee Review Packet, which includes a list of participants, the
review schedule, evaluation materials, and the complete set of proposals submitted to the chapter

PART 1. Summary of Discussion and Determination on Bill Proposals

Three bills were proposed to the chapter. These are shown in the table below.

           Proposal Name                    Submitter Name                       Notes
Creating a Statewide Smart            Ivan Miller             RECOMMENDATION: MOVE
Growth Strategy                                               FORWARD WITH BILL PROPOSAL
Shoreline Pre-Construction            Carol Lumb and          RECOMMENDATION: DO NOT
Ordinary High Water Mark              Nicole Faghin           PROPOSE BILL AT THIS TIME;
                                                              TRACK PROGRESS OF ECOLOGY
                                                              EFFORTS.




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           Proposal Name                      Submitter Name                        Notes
Electronic access to adopted plans        Yorik Stevens-Wajda   RECOMMENDATION: DO NOT
                                                                PROPOSE BILL AT THIS TIME.
                                                                FORWARD IDEA FOR POSSIBLE
                                                                INCLUSION IN REVISED WACs.


DISCUSSION

Creating a Statewide Smart Growth Strategy

The proposed bill would implement several recommendations from Livable Washington relating to smart
growth planning at the State level that would support local planning efforts.

The subcommittee supported the concept of the proposed bill but had some concerns about how this
would fit in with existing efforts (such as sustainability and climate change efforts) on the state level. The
subcommittee recommended moving forward with a draft bill to work through the process and see what
coalitions we could build. It was recognized that a multi-year effort may be needed to be successful.

Shoreline Pre-Construction Ordinary High Water Mark

The proposed bill would “freeze” the location of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) at the pre-
construction location when the construction of a shoreline restoration project moves the OHWM further
landward.

A bill addressing this issue was proposed in 2008 by the Dept. of Ecology (EHB 2734). It is likely that
Ecology will propose another bill in 2009. The subcommittee agreed that an APA-sponsored bill may not
be needed if Ecology takes the lead. We should monitor progress on such bill and reconsider proposing
our own bill if needed.

Electronic access to adopted plans

The proposed bill would require that Comprehensive Plans and amendments be posted online following
adoption.

The subcommittee agreed in concept but had concerns about the impact on cities and counties that may
not have adequate resources to post plans online. It was suggested that the idea may be more appropriate
in a WAC rather than the RCW. The Chapter’s subcommittee reviewing proposed WAC changes may
want to consider recommending this idea to CTED. Another suggestion was that CTED should post the
adopted plans online. CTED receives copies of all adopted plans, and can create a single website with all
Comprehensive Plans adopted in the state.

PART 2. Summary Evaluation Matrix

The subcommittee did not complete the evaluation matrix. Instead, we used discussion and consensus to
arrive at our recommendations.

Attachments:
Bill proposal submittals
Review criteria


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                                                                            APA Agenda
                                                                         Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                               Item 8
                                     MEMORANDUM

TO:            APA Washington Board Members
FROM:          Scott Greenberg, AICP, Vice-President
DATE:          June 7, 2008
RE:            REPORT FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

               _X_ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED

______________________________________________________________________________

Since April, I have been mostly involved with our Communications Committee and Newsletter.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Board members and others who have contributed to the
monthly newsletter. We have one of the best in APA.

As I transition to President-Elect, our new Vice President, Hiller West will be assuming the lead
for chapter communications. He will be working with our new Communications Committee co-
chairs: Bryan Fiedor from Jones & Stokes and Bill Mandeville from DCTED. Both Bryan and
Bill have a lot of good ideas for continuous improvement of our newsletter and website. I hope
you’ll be able to meet them at the June Board meeting.

Our website re-design is underway thanks to Andrew and Ann in the chapter office. The design
currently under consideration is clean, simple and easy to use.

It’s been an honor to serve as your Vice-President for the past year. I look forward to leading the
chapter in my new role of President-Elect and working with Hiller as he assumes the Vice
President role.
2:24 PM          American Planning Association Washington Chapter
05/15/08                      Statement of Financial Position
Cash Basis                                    As of April 30, 2008

                                                                             Apr 30, 08
             ASSETS
               Current Assets
                 Checking/Savings
                    Conference Checking Account (Conference Checking -EDI)    13,392.73
                    Wells Fargo Checking                                      45,069.04
                    Wells Fargo Savings (Business Premium Savings)            12,823.21
                  Total Checking/Savings                                      71,284.98
                  Other Current Assets
                    1400 · Bulk Mail Account (Permit Number 04855)               505.00
                    1499 · Undeposited Funds                                     100.00
                  Total Other Current Assets                                     605.00

               Total Current Assets                                           71,889.98
               Other Assets
                 Investment - Charles Schwab                                  41,164.71
                 Money Market/Cash - Schwab                                   20,104.89
               Total Other Assets                                             61,269.60

             TOTAL ASSETS                                                    133,159.58
             LIABILITIES & EQUITY
                Liabilities
                   Current Liabilities
                      Other Current Liabilities
                          2500 · APA/PAW Joint Awards                           -258.00
                     Total Other Current Liabilities                            -258.00

                  Total Current Liabilities                                     -258.00

               Total Liabilities                                                -258.00
               Equity
                 3900 · Retained Earnings                                    166,941.84
                 Net Income                                                  -33,524.26
               Total Equity                                                  133,417.58

             TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                                      133,159.58




                                                                                          Page 1
2:24 PM      American Planning Association Washington Chapter
05/15/08                      Statement of Activities
Cash Basis                                  April 2008

                                                             Apr 08
                Ordinary Income/Expense
                  Income
                     001 · Advertisements
                        0016 · Website Job Listing           1,000.00
                     Total 001 · Advertisements                  1,000.00
                     003 · AICP Training                            35.00
                     011 · Chapter Only Dues                       150.00
                     012 · Continuing Education                  1,300.00
                   Total Income                                  2,485.00
                   Expense
                     Administration
                        054 · Bank Charges                      93.33
                        055 · Board Meetings                   865.26
                        060 · Office                         2,082.86
                        130 · Marketing (web, logo, brand)     602.76
                     Total Administration                        3,644.21
                     Committees/Programs
                       200 · AICP Professional Development     150.00
                       202 · Kids in Planning                   45.12
                       210 · Nominations                       517.43
                       220 · Continuing Education            1,114.08
                       240 · Legislative                     6,098.40
                       245 · Membership                         33.90
                       250 · Newsletter                         49.49
                     Total Committees/Programs                   8,008.42
                     Conferences
                       300 · Conference Expenses               114.56
                       310 · Management Fee                  4,200.00
                     Total Conferences                           4,314.56
                     Sections
                       515 · Puget Sound                       109.64
                     Total Sections                                   109.64

                   Total Expense                                16,076.83

                Net Ordinary Income                            -13,591.83

              Net Income                                       -13,591.83




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2:24 PM                          American Planning Association Washington Chapter
05/15/08                                      Activities Budget vs. Actual
Cash Basis                                         January through December 2008

                                                             Jan - Dec 08    Budget        $ Over Budget    % of Budget
           Ordinary Income/Expense
             Income
                001 · Advertisements
                   0012 · Newsletter Sponsorship                3,104.16      4,100.00          -995.84        75.7%
                   0014 · Website Sponsorship                       0.00        100.00          -100.00         0.0%
                   0016 · Website Job Listing                   4,150.00      9,800.00        -5,650.00        42.3%
                Total 001 · Advertisements                        7,254.16    14,000.00         -6,745.84         51.8%
                003 · AICP Training                               1,437.00     1,500.00            -63.00         95.8%
                005 · Chapter Dues Rebate                        13,992.16    50,000.00        -36,007.84         28.0%
                006 · Interest Income                                24.23       300.00           -275.77          8.1%
                007 · Miscellaneous                                   0.00        50.00            -50.00          0.0%
                008 · State Conference                            4,120.00   140,000.00       -135,880.00          2.9%
                011 · Chapter Only Dues                             300.00       150.00            150.00        200.0%
                012 · Continuing Education                        1,730.00     3,000.00         -1,270.00         57.7%
                035 · Scholarship Donations                          28.00
             Total Income                                        28,885.55   209,000.00       -180,114.45         13.8%
             Expense
               Administration
                  050 · Accountant (Tax and Accountant)             0.00      1,000.00        -1,000.00         0.0%
                  054 · Bank Charges                              201.56        250.00           -48.44        80.6%
                  055 · Board Meetings                          1,485.77      5,000.00        -3,514.23        29.7%
                  060 · Office                                  9,419.92     23,000.00       -13,580.08        41.0%
                  070 · Insurance                                   0.00      1,200.00        -1,200.00         0.0%
                  080 · Postage                                   175.00        175.00             0.00       100.0%
                  085 · President Awards                            0.00        400.00          -400.00         0.0%
                  090 · President/National Links                1,951.26      5,000.00        -3,048.74        39.0%
                  110 · Discretionary/Miscellaneous                 0.00        500.00          -500.00         0.0%
                  130 · Marketing (web, logo, brand)            4,571.10      2,250.00         2,321.10       203.2%
                Total Administration                             17,804.61    38,775.00        -20,970.39         45.9%
                Committees/Programs
                  200 · AICP Professional Development             150.00      3,400.00        -3,250.00         4.4%
                  202 · Kids in Planning                          129.52        600.00          -470.48        21.6%
                  208 · CPAT - Pro Bono                            87.76      1,000.00          -912.24         8.8%
                  210 · Nominations                               560.17        850.00          -289.83        65.9%
                  220 · Continuing Education                    1,414.08      5,000.00        -3,585.92        28.3%
                  235 · Website                                   137.43      1,000.00          -862.57        13.7%
                  240 · Legislative                            14,261.52     27,500.00       -13,238.48        51.9%
                  245 · Membership                                133.12      3,700.00        -3,566.88         3.6%
                  250 · Newsletter                                209.05      3,700.00        -3,490.95         5.7%
                  260 · FAICP Nominations                          80.95
                  265 · Senior Action                               0.00        300.00          -300.00         0.0%
                  275 · Student Activities                          0.00        300.00          -300.00         0.0%
                  295 · Regional Forums                             0.00      1,200.00        -1,200.00         0.0%
                Total Committees/Programs                        17,163.60    48,550.00        -31,386.40         35.4%
                Conferences
                  300 · Conference Expenses                    11,451.58     80,000.00       -68,548.42        14.3%
                  305 · Management Expenses                       970.26      4,000.00        -3,029.74        24.3%
                  310 · Management Fee                         12,900.00     35,500.00       -22,600.00        36.3%
                Total Conferences                                25,321.84   119,500.00        -94,178.16         21.2%
                Scholarship
                  400 · Annual Scholarship                          0.00      6,000.00        -6,000.00         0.0%
                Total Scholarship                                     0.00      6,000.00        -6,000.00           0.0%
                Sections
                  500 · Inland Empire                           2,500.00      2,500.00             0.00       100.0%
                  510 · Peninsula                               1,000.00      1,000.00             0.00       100.0%
                  515 · Puget Sound                             3,200.00      3,200.00             0.00       100.0%
                  520 · Northwest                               1,000.00      1,000.00             0.00       100.0%
                  525 · Southwest                               1,000.00      1,000.00             0.00       100.0%
                  530 · Columbia                                1,000.00      1,000.00             0.00       100.0%
                Total Sections                                    9,700.00      9,700.00            0.00         100.0%

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2:24 PM                        American Planning Association Washington Chapter
05/15/08                                Activities Budget vs. Actual
Cash Basis                                January through December 2008

                                                    Jan - Dec 08    Budget       $ Over Budget    % of Budget

               Total Expense                            69,990.05   222,525.00      -152,534.95         31.5%

            Net Ordinary Income                        -41,104.50   -13,525.00       -27,579.50        303.9%

          Net Income                                   -41,104.50   -13,525.00       -27,579.50        303.9%




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06/09/08                                Activities Previous Year Comparison
Cash Basis                                         January 1 through May 15, 2008

                                                           Jan 1 - May 15, 08   Jan 1 - May 15, 07   $ Change       % Change
           Ordinary Income/Expense
             Income
                001 · Advertisements
                   0012 · Newsletter Sponsorship                3,104.16                0.00          3,104.16       100.0%
                   0016 · Website Job Listing                   4,200.00                0.00          4,200.00       100.0%
                   001 · Advertisements - Other                     0.00            5,400.00         -5,400.00      -100.0%
                Total 001 · Advertisements                          7,304.16             5,400.00        1,904.16         35.3%
                003 · AICP Training                                1,437.00             1,361.00            76.00          5.6%
                005 · Chapter Dues Rebate                         13,992.16            11,526.49         2,465.67         21.4%
                006 · Interest Income                                 27.20               166.53          -139.33        -83.7%
                008 · State Conference                             8,570.00            31,250.00       -22,680.00        -72.6%
                011 · Chapter Only Dues                              300.00               150.00           150.00        100.0%
                012 · Continuing Education                         1,730.00                 0.00         1,730.00        100.0%
                035 · Scholarship Donations                           28.00                44.00           -16.00        -36.4%
             Total Income                                         33,388.52            49,898.02       -16,509.50        -33.1%
             Expense
               Administration
                  054 · Bank Charges                              201.56              258.28           -56.72       -22.0%
                  055 · Board Meetings                          1,485.77            2,479.24          -993.47       -40.1%
                  060 · Office                                  9,419.92            8,193.05         1,226.87        15.0%
                  080 · Postage                                   175.00              160.00            15.00         9.4%
                  090 · President/National Links                1,951.26            2,488.56          -537.30       -21.6%
                  130 · Marketing (web, logo, brand)            4,571.10                0.00         4,571.10       100.0%
                Total Administration                              17,804.61            13,579.13         4,225.48         31.1%
                Committees/Programs
                  200 · AICP Professional Development            150.00               945.61          -795.61        -84.1%
                  202 · Kids in Planning                         129.52                 0.00           129.52        100.0%
                  208 · CPAT - Pro Bono                           87.76               296.28          -208.52        -70.4%
                  210 · Nominations                              560.17               741.41          -181.24        -24.5%
                  220 · Continuing Education                   1,414.08                 0.00         1,414.08        100.0%
                  235 · Website                                  137.43               137.43             0.00          0.0%
                  240 · Legislative                           14,261.52             8,657.91         5,603.61         64.7%
                  245 · Membership                               133.12               251.54          -118.42        -47.1%
                  250 · Newsletter                               209.05               214.70            -5.65         -2.6%
                  260 · FAICP Nominations                         80.95                 0.00            80.95        100.0%
                  270 · Livable Washington                         0.00                40.25           -40.25       -100.0%
                Total Committees/Programs                         17,163.60            11,285.13         5,878.47         52.1%
                Conferences
                  300 · Conference Expenses                   14,391.56             4,940.72          9,450.84      191.3%
                  305 · Management Expenses                      970.26             2,415.75         -1,445.49      -59.8%
                  310 · Management Fee                        12,900.00            16,800.00         -3,900.00      -23.2%
                Total Conferences                                 28,261.82            24,156.47         4,105.35         17.0%
                Sections
                  500 · Inland Empire                           2,500.00            2,500.00             0.00         0.0%
                  510 · Peninsula                               1,000.00            1,000.00             0.00         0.0%
                  515 · Puget Sound                             3,200.00            3,200.00             0.00         0.0%
                  520 · Northwest                               1,000.00            1,000.00             0.00         0.0%
                  525 · Southwest                               1,000.00            1,000.00             0.00         0.0%
                  530 · Columbia                                1,000.00                0.00         1,000.00       100.0%
                Total Sections                                      9,700.00             8,700.00        1,000.00         11.5%

             Total Expense                                        72,930.03            57,720.73       15,209.30          26.4%

           Net Ordinary Income                                   -39,541.51             -7,822.71      -31,718.80       -405.5%

     Net Income                                                  -39,541.51             -7,822.71      -31,718.80       -405.5%




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                                                                          APA Agenda
                                                                        Agenda Item No. __
                                                                              Item 10

                                  MEMORANDUM

TO:            WA-APA Chapter Board Members
FROM:          Steve Butler, FAICP, Immediate Past President; and Co-Chair, Kids and
               Planning Task Force
DATE:          June 15, 2008

RE:            IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT’S REPORT

            X NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                             or
            __ BOARD ACTION QUESTED (ON CONSENT AGENDA)
________________________________________________________________________

Over the past few months, my WA-APA focus has continued to be on the Nominating
Committee and the Kids and Planning Task Force.

As you know by now, the Nominating Committee’s work culminated in the election of
Scott Greenberg to the position of President-Elect. Thanks are due to Jennifer Aylor for
having been a President-Elect candidate. Chairing the Nominating Committee was made
a pleasure by the diligent work and good humor of the other Committee members - Bill
Grimes, AICP, and Esther Larsen. I would also like to thank Heather Troutman, AICP
for helping to certify the election results.

The Kids and Planning Task Force has been meeting, via conference call, on a regular
basis. We have been sharing ideas about different options for planning-related projects in
the schools, learning about how to best mesh our efforts with the needs of teachers
(including how our program might fit in with State educational requirements), and talking
with teachers about potential projects. Leonard Bauer and I recently developed and
taught two different “Community Planning” classroom courses, one in an Olympia
Elementary School and the second in a Seattle Elementary School. From all accounts,
both activities were a success and a lot of fun! Look for the details in an article that will
appear in the August newsletter.

This will be my last Board meeting (at least for the time being), but I will continue to be
involved with the Legislative Committee and the Kids and Planning Task Force. I do
want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their assistance and dedication over
the past few years. As I’ve said before, the Chapter's Board of Directors has an amazing
amount of talent and the work being done by the Board members is astounding. Keep up
the great effort!




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                                                                                  Item 11


                                       MEMORANDUM

TO:            WA-APA Chapter Board Members
FROM:          Paula Reeves and Kristian Kofoed
               Co-Chairs – Community Planning Assistance Program Committee
DATE:          June 13, 2008
RE:            REPORT FOR June 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

_X_ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                  or
__ BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
______________________________________________________________________________

National APA Grant – Urban Design Committee
CPAT re-applied to APA National (Urban Design Division) for funds to create a CPAT
handbook and portfolio (similar to the AIA’s RUDAT Handbook.). We were notified in May
that we received the grant and have started working on contracting to produce the deliverables.
We are working with Shane Hope, President of the Planning Directors’ Association, to request
matching funds. We hope to have good news to report on this request for matching funds at the
Board Meeting.

CPAT Events: 2008
The CPAT team will be making its second visit to Morton in July 2008, to coincide with the
completion of the first phase of work by Morton’s Citizen Action Committee and also with the
University of Washington’s Storefront Studio architecture charrette. The goals for the Morton
visit are to help assess their progress on planning goals set at the first Morton visit and review the
integration of the planning process and U.W. professor Jim Nicholls’ “Storefront Studio” work.
Emily Breidenbach, a MUP student at the U.W., has volunteered for CPAT in return for a
scholarship to the annual conference. We will discuss with Emily how she can assist with
preparing for the upcoming Morton visit. .

CPAT and Legislative Committee Efforts
CPAT is continuing to work with Mike Shaw and the APA’s Legislative Committee to confirm
the APA’s support for a bill introduced by Rep. Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island. Rep. Clibborn
introduced the bill in the last two sessions and we would like to support her re-introduction of the
bill in the 09 session. The bill identifies planning resources for small towns and rural
communities, and would be strongly supportive of CPAT’s work. Joe Tovar, Mike Shaw and
Kristian Kofoed met with Rep. Clibborn on June 18th, 2008 to discuss next steps. They are
planning to reconnoiter with the AWC and the Washington Association of Counties to alert them
to Rep. Clibborn’s bill and assess their interest in supporting this effort. Mike has been
particularly helpful in making these meetings happen.

Marketing the Program
CPAT’s proposal for a session at the October State APA conference has been accepted. A panel
will discuss the program at the session titled, “Sustainable Planning Assistance for Washington’s
Small Towns and Rural Communities”. Before August, we will develop this proposal and
submit it for consideration in developing the 2009 National APA Conference Sessions.

With Andrew’s assistance, CPAT’s website has been updated. Please give us your feedback.
You can view the new website at:
http://www.washington-apa.org/events/workshops.shtml
                                                                            APA Agenda
                                                                         Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                              Item 12
                                     MEMORANDUM

TO:            WA-APA Chapter Board Members
FROM:          Ferdouse Oneza, AICP; Columbia Section
DATE:          June 13, 2008
RE:            REPORT FOR JUNE 28, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

               _X_ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                              or
               _ _ BOARD ACTION REQUESTED

______________________________________________________________________________

The Columbia Section is making progress in organizing the basic logistics for the section. The
second meeting was held in Chelan County courthouse on May 2nd (the first one was in Yakima
County courthouse). Since it is a huge geographic area, the board is trying to rotate the meeting
locations. It also helps the section’s outreach efforts. Connie Krueger, AICP from City of
Leavenworth has been a great addition to the board as a Chelan County representative.

Process of opening a bank account for the section has been finalized. The board is working to
organize the educational/training short course events. The first event has been tentatively
scheduled for August. Tentative location is Tri-City area, or Chelan County. All of the events
will be rotated within the boundary of the section. The board is communicating with PAW,
CTED and Dept. of Ecy. in order to coordinate short courses and training events.

Besides the training opportunities, several outreaching programs have been planned and will take
place in the next few months. Election of officers (President, President-elect, Secretary, and
Treasurer) will be done by the end of this year. An election committee is being formed, but
hasn’t been finalized yet.

Regarding the section boundary issues, we have been working with the Inland Empire Section to
include the following counties within these two sections: Adams, Columbia, Grant and Walla
Walla. IES is contacting the members in Adams and Grant counties. We have contacted the
members in Columbia and Walla Walla counties. This will be decided soon based on the
preferences of the members in each of these counties.
                                                                           APA Agenda
                                                                             Item 13
                                      MEMORANDUM

TO:         WA-APA Board of Directors
FROM:       Heather L. Trautman, AICP
            President, WA-APA Inland Empire Section
DATE:       June 16, 2008
RE:         Report to the Board on Inland Empire Section activities

         No action items for the Board
          Action items for the Board

A.   Events to Date:
     • May 21st - Community-Based Brownfields Redevelopment

     Activities
     • April 16th – Student Sponsored Brown Bag Lunch.
     • May 29th – 30th – Priest Lake Conference at Elkins Resort in Priest Lake. This year’s
        theme is “Livable Transportation: Getting the Most for Our Communities”. We have two
        nationally recognized experts on the cutting edge of livable transportation planning: Joel
        Mann, Glatting Jackson, Atlanta, GA and Joe Gilpin, ALTA Planning + Design, Bozeman,
        MT, Richard Lucas, APA Complete Streets Coalition. In addition local speakers with
        regional projects shared their experiences on developing integrated transportation/land use
        planning: Chaz Bates for the City of Chewelah bypass plan; Andrew Worlock and Mike
        Terrell for Greenstone Development at Liberty Lake; Ken Pelton and Joel Soden for the
        City of Spokane bike plan.
     • New Board. A new board has been elected for the IES. Gideon Scribner with Studio
        Cascade has been elected President and Latisha Hill is now Vice President. A list of the
        new officers is attached.

B.   Upcoming Events:

     Audio Web Conferences – Qualify for AICP Credits
     • June 25th - Planning Law Review

     Act ivies
     • June 18th – Joint Board Meeting. The outgoing and incoming board and student board
        will be to look at the past and share the future. Café Europa at 5:30 p.m.
     • June 27th – Baseball Night for Membership. Spokane Indians vs. Tri City Dust Devils.
        bring your family and enjoy the game!




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                                                                           Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                                Item 14
                                      MEMORANDUM

TO:            APA Washington Board Members
FROM:          Barry Berezowsky, Peninsula Section President
DATE:          June
RE:            REPORT FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

               _X_ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                             or
               __ BOARD ACTION QUESTED

______________________________________________________________________________

The Peninsula Section held its Spring 2008 Planner’s Forum in Port Orchard. Attendance
continued to be strong, even given that Port Orchard is located at the southern end of the
Section’s geography. The location did lend itself to attracting planners from outside of the
Peninsula Section, and we were happy to see some of our friends from the City of Tumwater and
Pierce County in attendance.

The meeting included status reports on local issues related to planning in general and GMA in
particular. One issue that raised some interest was how were our respective local jurisdictions
dealing with the slow down in the economy – some jurisdictions were starting to lay off staff and
there was concern that planners would some of the first to go.

Leonard Bauer provide an update on the going’s on at CTED and the fate of planning-related
bills in the 2008 legislative session.

Ed McGuire, member of the Central Puget Sound GMHB discussed the history of GMA and the
Hearings Board, and summarized recent cases and the reasons for the Board’s decisions.

Tim Sexton from WSDOT discussed noise compatibility Planning issues which result as more
development is occurring close to busy and loud roads and highways. New techniques are
needed as the cost of noise barriers is skyrocketing (his term). WSDOT is continuing to look at
policy to assist in finding collaborative strategies for noise reduction efforts in our communities.

Cullen Stephenson, with the Puget Sound Partnership updated the Section members on the
agencies activities and, James Weaver, Port Orchard’s recently hired Planning Director led the
group on a tour of downtown Port Orchard emphasizing the City’s effort to revitalize its
struggling downtown core.
                                                                             APA Agenda
                                                                          Agenda Item No. _____
                                                                               Item 15
                                      MEMORANDUM

TO:            APA Washington Board Members
FROM:          Hiller West, Puget Sound Section President
DATE:          June 12, 2008
RE:            REPORT FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008 CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

            _X_ NO BOARD ACTION REQUESTED
                             or
            __ BOARD ACTION QUESTED
______________________________________________________________________________

In January, Jill Sterrett, FAICP requested Puget Sound Section co-sponsorship (with the
Washington Chapter of APA) of an evening lecture series this Spring at the UW campus on
emerging issues in planning for sustainable communities. The Section agreed to co-sponsor the
event, and the lecture series was made available to all interested planners and the public.
The Spring lunch Brown-bag series, which is coordinated by Stan May of the Puget Sound
Section, included a diverse list of topics, with sessions on interview skills for planners,
legislative actions impacting affordable housing efforts, non-conforming uses, TDR, and even
urban planning in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

There were four open positions on the Puget Sound Section board in 2008: Pierce and King
County representatives, Secretary and President-elect. When all ballots were counted, Emily
Terrell was elected Pierce County Representative, Kent Hale is the new Secretary, Salina Lyons
was elected King County Representative, and candidates Julia Park and Geoffrey Thomas were
tied in the race for the President-Elect position! At its transition dinner meeting in June, the
Board voted to appoint both Geoffrey Thomas and Julia Park to serve concurrently in the
President-elect position for the 2008-09 term, with Julia Park serving as President in 2009-10
and Geoffrey Thomas as President in 2010-11. Patricia Love, the current President- elect, will
be Section President for the 2008-09 term.

The section will soon begin planning for the bi-annual Law Conference, to be held in Spring,
2009 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This very popular one-day conference has
traditionally been packed with sessions examining all legal aspects of our profession, and
emerging legal trends locally and nation-wide. Watch for more information regarding this
conference later this year.

Section Treasurer Jim Colburn has indicated the section’s finances are healthy, with
approximately $10,000 in savings and $4,000 in the checking account. This should enable the
section to complete arrangements for the APA Holiday Banquet in December, to be held at the
World Trade Center in Seattle, and other section activities, including possibly free registration
scholarships for students at the State Chapter Conference this fall in Spokane.

Many thanks to the Board and all section volunteers for their efforts on our multiple projects!

				
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