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Agenda Pkt 05122020 VirtualCity of Bothell" BOTHELL CITY COUNCIL ***VIRTUAL MEETING*** AGENDA May 12, 2020 BOTHELL CITY HALL 18415 101" AVE NE BOTHELL, WA 98011 PUBLIC NOTICE: Pursuant to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation, and in effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, this City Council meeting will be conducted remotely. You may watch a live feed of the meeting online or listen to it over the telephone. The Council is providing opportunities for public comment by submitting written comment. On May 4, the legislature extended Proclamation 20-28 regarding the OPMA which allows for public participation via the following methods: • Live Stream — https://video.ibm.com/channel/Cud5MUx7Rhq • BCTV Cable Access Channels 21/26 • Call-in: +1-510-338-9438 USA Toll / Access code: 298 056 644 • Submit Written Comments before 3:00 PM =day of meeting) to: Cityclerk@bothellwa.gov MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL Mayor Liam Olsen Deputy Mayor Jeanne Zornes Councilmember Davina Duerr Councilmember James McNeal REGULAR SESSION Call to Order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance Councilmember Tom Agnew Councilmember Rosemary McAuliffe Councilmember Mason Thompson 1. Meeting Agenda Approval During this item, the City Council may identify agenda items to be continued, withdrawn, or added. 2. Presentations, Reports, & Briefings A. Public Engagement Opportunities - None at this time. B. Proclamations - None at this time. C. Special Presentations - None at this time. D. Staff Briefings - None at this time. E. City Manager Reports - Update of City's COVID-19 Response F. Council Committee Reports 3. Visitor Comment The Governor's Stay Home Stay Healthy Proclamation under #20-05 is still in place; and on May 4, Proclamation #20-28 regarding open public meetings was extended until May 31St. Therefore, tonight's Visitor Comment portion of the meeting will be in writing only. Written comments submitted in writing by 3.00 PM on May 5 will be forwarded to all City Councilmembers and will be made part of the record. 4. Consent Agenda - None at this time. 5. Public Hearings - None at this time. 6. Ordinances & Resolutions - None at this time. 7. Contracts and Agreements - None at this time. 8. Other Items - None at this time. 9. Study Session/Update/Discussion Items None at this time. 10. Executive Session/Closed Session None at this time 11. Adjourn CERTIFICATE I hereby certify that the above agenda was posted on 5/7/2020 by 6:00 P.M., on the official website and bulletin board at Bothell City Hall, 18415 101St Avenue NE, Bothell, WA, 98011, in accordance with RCW 42.30.077, at least 24 hours in advance of the published start time of the meeting. (106EA�� Laura Hathaway, City Clerk SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS:The City of Bothell strives to provide accessible meetings for people with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, please contact the ARA Coordinator at (425) 806- 6151 at least one day priorto the meeting. Copies of agenda bills and attachments listed in this agenda may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office the Friday before the meeting. Bothell City Council meetings are aired live on Bothell Community Television (BCTV) Channel 21/26 (Comcast/Frontier) (available to Comcast and Frontier Cable customers within Bothell City limits). Meetings are generally replayed according to the following schedule (subject to change): Wednesday following the meeting at 10 a.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday following the meeting at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. City Council and Planning Commission meetings and the BCTV schedule are viewable online at www.bothellwa.gov pp Bo -POP Bothellites for People -Oriented Places DUIM1113 o00 col ono ❑II 9 S pop Lc!! 0 0 ¢¢ May 11, 2020 Mayor Olsen and Members of the Council, We are a group from across the City of Bothell who seek to effect positive change in our community through education and advocacy for safer streets, flexible and equitable land use, and by critically evaluating the economic impact of sprawl on our growing city. COVID-19 has affected us all; we've been documenting challenges and evolving mobility and land use inequalities throughout the pandemic. Many jurisdictions have experimented with transportation projects to care for their citizens and, in some cases, encourage public health and climate resiliency by allowing space and providing options for people to recreate close to home. Bothell has grown quickly—there are some serious gaps in sidewalks and infrastructure that allow for essential distancing. However, we're rich in right-of-way space, and have historically used pilot programs to evaluate substantive changes in transportation code. From traffic calming to scooter -shares, pilot programs have successfully implemented new processes and made sure adverse impacts are well understood before full implementation. We support Councilmember Duerr's proposal to temporarily open a portion of Main Street to businesses and residents—facilitating public safety by enabling social distancing, while also providing measures for economic recovery to local retail businesses impacted by the pandemic response. Preliminary studies suggest transmission of infection most frequently occurs inside. More exterior space for retail will allow for safe distancing, as well as increased seating and retail capacity, increasing tax revenue for the city to mitigate our expected deficit. if this is expected to be too popular, it should be piloted in other portions of the city to meet demand. Business deliveries and transit routes have previously functioned during temporary street closures and lane reductions. Studies show active transportation infrastructure makes local businesses more resilient and community -oriented. We encourage Council to take immediate action on this unfolding crisis by meeting the needs of their constituents: adopt a healthy/open street pilot program modeled after the Cities of Edmonds, Bellevue, Seattle, Bend, Portland, Oakland, Deriver; Nllnneapo Is, or many others who have paved the way: • Immediately expand temporary spaces for people biking and walking --buffer shoulders and sidewalks with cones or signs in frequently -trafficked areas to allow distancing measures. In other jurisdictions, essential vehicle access for residents and businesses is still allowed on 'open'streets, which typically only restrict dangerous through -traffic in neighborhoods. Prioritize work on the City's Bike Master Plan as people begin moving around our community and need a safe, functioning network for essential travel. Meeting Councirs climate goals is dependent on moving people, not vehicles. Research ways in which COVID-19 stimulus could be directed toward equitable, emergency transportation infrastructure in underserved areas of our community by implementing fast, temporary, cheap, multimodal networks where currently limited. While politically expedient to implement in high -traffic areas, parts of our city are only accessible by car. Piloting buffered spaces for people throughout Bothell will allow essential distancing measures without overcrowding, and a trial period for long-term transportation policy. We encourage an open dialogue on healthy/open streets in the City of Bothell, and look to municipal leadership to use this time as an opportunity to make progress on council goals and meet the practical needs of all members of our community. We are able to provide feedback on the aforementioned points as options are explored, and look forward to your thoughtful consideration. Respectfully,