City Council Votes

This is a summary record of all Auburn City Council votes, beginning November 20, 2017. This record is updated after each Council Meeting.

January 2, 2018 Deputy Mayor Selection
Automatic nomination as per City Council Procedures: CM Peloza
CM DaCorsi nomination: CM Baggett
CM Peloza: Wales, Peloza, Trout-Manuel
CM Baggett: DaCorsi, Holman, Brown, Baggett
CM Baggett is selected Deputy Mayor

January 2, 2018 Consent Agenda: All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed.
A. Minutes of the December 18, 2017 Regular Meeting
B. Claims Vouchers
C.Payroll Vouchers
Motion by DM Baggett, CM Holman
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Baggett, Wales, Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner
No:

January 2, 2018 Ordinance No. 6661:  An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, amending Title 18, of Auburn City Code, relating to the methodology used to calculate residential density and the lot size standards within various residential zoning designations
Motion by CM Holman, CM DaCorsi
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Baggett, Wales, Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner
No:
Discussed at December 11, 2017 Study Session

January 2, 2018 Resolution No. 5335: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with the other jurisdictions of the South County Area Transportation Board.
Motion by CM Peloza, CM Holman
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Baggett, Wales, Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner
No:
Discussed at the December 11, 2017 study session.

January 2, 2018 Resolution No. 5338: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement accepting a grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board for design and construction of the Auburn Way North Sidewalk Improvement Project
Motion CM DaCorsi, DM Baggett
As Resolution states, this is an improvement project working on Auburn Wy N.  It is an acceptance of a $263,250 grant.  This grant will finance the design and construction of the project.  This is a safety and efficiency project.  Portions of the project will address ADA improvements.
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Baggett, Wales, Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner
No::

December 18, 2017: City Council to confirm the reappointment for board and commission members for a new three-year term expiring December 31, 2020.
Motion by CM Wagner, CM Peloza
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

December 18, 2017 Consent AgendaMinutes of the December 4, 2017 Regular City Council Meeting, Claims VouchersPayroll VouchersPublic Works Project No. CP1415Public Works Project No. CP1507Public Works Project No. CP1522Public Works Project No. CP1613Public Works Project No. CP1701All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed.
Motion By DM Wales, CM Trout-Manuel
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Many items discussed at December 11, 2017 study session.

December 18, 2017 Ordinance No. 6667: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, adopting 2017 Annual Comprehensive Plan Map and Text Amendments pursuant to the provisions of RCW Chapter 36.70A and adopting corresponding rezones related to certain of the map amendments and creating a new Section 18.01.050 to the city code, relating to planning.
Motion by CM Peloza, CM Wagner
Questions/Comments: DM Wales: On page 80 of 436, are we zoning tribal property or are we not? Do we have authority or are we not rezoning it?
It was clarified that the city can have concurrent zoning with Tribal zoning, and the City’s zoning will apply if the land is every no longer owned by the Tribe or for nontribal owner.  Page 114 of 436, section 6 was added for this clarification purpose.
CM Peloza shared that before the meeting he greeted Muckleshoot Tribe Chairman Virginia Cross, who brought concerns to Council last meeting, and that she is very supportive of the language.  Mayor Backus added that the city has been working closely with the Tribal attorneys.
This satisfied DM Wales’ questions.
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at the November 27th study session. 

December 18, 2017 Ordinance No. 6668:  An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington amending Sections 19.02.115, 19.02.120, 19.02.130 and 19.02.140 of the Auburn City Code relating to School Impact Fees.
Motion by CM Wagner, CM Holman
Question/Comment – DM Wales commented that Auburn has done an excellent job over the decades of trying to keep ahead of its growth and has tried to be responsible with its impact fees for both its single and multiple family homes.  But she feels that though Council is talking about Auburn, and Federal Way isn’t part of their jurisdiction, she is saddened by the impact fees the Federal Way School district is proposing for multiple unit family units.  DM Wales feels that in long haul it will cut down on multiple family units Federal Way builds and because of how reasonable Auburn’s fees are – more multiple family housing will be built in Auburn.  It is her opinion that the load should be felt across South King county “when it comes to low income people and multiple housing units.”
CM Holman responded that Federal Way school district only has a narrow band that reaches into Auburn jurisdiction.  He hasn’t made detailed study of that map, but none of zoning in Auburn is for multi-family, so he feels her concern is a moot point as there will not be multi-family units built.
DM Wales retorted that while CM Holman is correct, she looks at “us more as a global community.”  And in that light, feels that because Federal Way has made the development costs so expensive, multifamily units will not be built anywhere in Federal Way and Auburn will therefor see an increase.
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at the November 27th study session. 

December 18, 2017 Resolution No. 5323
: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to execute a fourth amendment to the Transit Service Direct Financial Partnership Agreement between the City of Auburn, King County and Pierce County Public Transit Benefit Authority (Pierce Transit)
Motion by DM Wales, CM Trout-Manuel
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at December 11, 2017 study session.

December 18, 2017 Resolution No. 5333: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to execute an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Auburn and King County Department of Transportation relating to the Commute Trip Reduction Plan.
Motion by CM Wagner, CM Peloza
No Questions/Comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at December 11, 2017 study session

December 18, 2017 Resolution No. 5336: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement between the City of Auburn and Recology Cleanscapes for a Litter Control and Recycling Program.
Motion by CM Holman, CM DaCorsi
Questions/Comments: CM Wales – States that she would have liked to have seen this come to study session before going to vote. She indicates there has been some concerns this year regarding litter, streets and overall cleanliness of city – including that Council even discussed new ways to handle grocery cart removal.  She thinks that it would be good to review with staff, would be nice to good to review what some believe are enhancement needs of the city.  DM Wales would like to defer the votes until it can come before Council at a study session.

DM Wales makes motion to defer until item comes to study session, CM Trout-Manuel seconds.

Voting to bring Resolution No. 5336 to Council:
Motion fails
Yes: Wales, Trout-Manuel, Wagner
No: DaCorsi, Peloza, Holman, Baggett

Vote on resolution:
Passes
Yes: DaCorsi, Peloza, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No: Wales, Trout-Manuel
Yes: DaCorsi, Peloza, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No: Wales, Trout-Manuel

December 18, 2017 Resolution No. 5337A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, adopting the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan for the Consolidated Plan Years 2015-2019.

Motion CM Trout-Manuel, CM Holman
Questions/Comments: CM Peloza: Recalls that several years ago, under former Mayor Lewis, the question came up regarding measurement, and how the money of the CDBG was being spent and if it was worthwhile.   On page 411 of 436, 3: evaluation of past performance, the last bullet of item 3 states “20 low to moderate income, received employment, training or services.”  He inquired “Do we monitor how successful they have been after the training?”

Joy Scott, Human Services manager came before Council to respond to CM Peloza’s inquiry.  She shared that they perform monitoring on the agency, not on those who use the services.  The body of work is carried out by Multiservice Center, the city subcontracts with them.  The center provides quarterly reports.   When asked if the reports have been favorable, Scott shared that she would review the most recent reports and provide them to Council.

CM Wagner would like to see reports be more specific regarding housing repair payments.  The repair type does not include how critical the repairs are.
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

December 4, 2017 Consent Agenda: Minutes of the November 20, 2017 Regular City Council MeetingClaims VouchersPayroll VouchersParks Project No. CP1721All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed.
Motion by DM Wales, seconded by CM Baggett
Question: CM Peloza wants further explanation on item D (Parks Project No. CP1721) from Director Faber as to the cost increase, as it was originally $250k, now nearly $378. Director Faber explained the project is funded by Community Development Block Grant funding. After initial review, the project was expanded to included family restroom so parent can go in with child if needed. Additionally, there were complications causing increase. These complications were due to the lighting that used to be in place for the old tennis courts. Dir. Faber confirmed that funds were moved from park impact fees so no impact on city budget.
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

December 4, 2017 Ordinance No. 6665: (Budget Amendment #3) amends the 2017 budget as presented in the attached transmittal memorandum and supporting attachments.
Motion by CM Holman, Second CM Wagner.
No questions or comments.
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at the November 27th study session. 

December 4, 2017 Ordinance No. 6666: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, amending Ordinance No. 6621, the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget Ordinance, as amended by Ordinance No. 6646, Ordinance No. 6656, and Ordinance No.. 6665, authorizing amendment to the City of Auburn 2017-2018 Budget as set forth in Schedule “A” and Schedule “B”
Motion by CM Holman, Second CM Wagner
This is a housekeeping item and was discussed at
No questions or comments.
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at the November 27th study session.

December 4, 2017 Ordinance No. 6669 : The ordinance modifies the existing requirement of the Auburn Poet Laureate to broaden the residency requirements or geographical restriction and allows the selection and recruitment of a Poet Laureate to be based on their work, the quality and subject matter, their involvement in the literary community, and how their experiences and sensibilities could relate to Auburn.  The residency requirement is extended to north Pierce and South King County.
Motion by DM Wales,  second by CM Trout-Manuel
No questions or comments.  
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at November 27th Study Session

December 4, 2017 Resolution No. 5330A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington authorizing the Mayor to execute the Deed Restriction-Restrictive Covenant for city-owned parcels 1221049037, 1221049038, 1221049039, 1221049007 required as a condition of Washington Department of Ecology grant funding.
Motion by DM Wales,  second by CM Trout-Manuel
No questions or comments. 
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at November 27th Study Session

December 4, 2017 Resolution No. 5331: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, endorsing use of the 2018 Valley Regional Fire Authority Fee Schedule as adopted by the VRFA Board of Governance.
Motion CM DaCorsi, second CM Holman
No questions or comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

December 4, 2017 Resolution No. 5332: An amendment to the water agreement with Covington originally made in 1996, that needs to be updated. Covington wants uninterrupted supply, we current provide interrupted supply.
Motion CM Wagner, second CM Baggett
No questions or comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

December 4, 2017 – Resolution No. 5334: Agreement for 2018 with Auburn Police Department that covers the rank of Commander for medical and wage revisions.
Motion CM Peloza, seconded Holman
No questions or comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

November 20, 2017 Consent Agenda: Minutes of the November 6, 2017 City Council MeetingClaims VouchersPayroll Vouchers2018 Annual On-Call Agreement. All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. 
Motion 
by DM Wales, second by CM Baggett
No questions or comments.
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

November 20, 2017 – Ordinance No. 6664:  An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, establishing the levy for regular property taxes by the City of Auburn for collection in 2018 for general city operational purposes in the amount of $21,548,429.00
Motion first by CM Baggett, second by CM DaCorsi
No questions or comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at 11/13/2017 Study Session

November 20, 2017 – Resolution No. 5317:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, approving the grant management administrative policy
Motion first Wagner, second 2nd Holman
No questions or comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at 11/13/2017 Study Session

November 20, 2017- Resolution No. 5319: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, amending the City of Auburn Fee Schedule to adjust for 2018 fees.
Motion First CM Peloza, second  CM DaCorsi
Questions or Comments: DM Wales asks if parks fees included summer event attendance fees. It does not, they are part of a separate schedule. 
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at 11/13/2017 Study Session

November 20, 2017 – Resolution No. 5326: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, authorizing the Mayor to execute an addendum to the agreement with the Auburn Valley Humane Society to provide animal licensing services.
Motion first DM Wales, second CM Holman
No questions or comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:
Discussed at 11/13/2017 Study Session

November 20, 2017 – Resolution No. 5327:  A resolution of the City Council of the City of Auburn, Washington, authorizing and supporting its grant funding application to the Port of Seattle for Economic Development Partnership Program funds.
Motion first CM Holman, second CM DaCorsi
No questions or comments
Passes
Yes: Wales, DaCorsi, Peloza, Trout-Manuel, Holman, Wagner, Baggett
No:

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