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ARPA, OTPs, and Zip to be discussed at Lynnwood City Council Work Session

LYNNWOODWash., August 6, 2023—Lynnwood City Council will host a Work Session at 6 p.m., Monday, August 7, to discuss ARPA funds, an outpatient substance abuse facilities ordinance, the ParksLove Project, and Lynnwood Zip. The Lynnwood City Council Work Session will be held in-person and virtually by Zoom or Lynnwood, WA Video Archive (swagit.com).

Community Transit Briefing

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Community Transit’s first-ever all-electric bus that is being temporarily leased. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

Community Transit CEO Ric Ilgenfritz, Chris Simmons, and Jennifer Hass will update the City Council the latest with Community Transit and Zip Alderwood micro transit.

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Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Community Transit CEO, Ric Ilgenfritz, shared a ride on Community Transit’s first-ever all-electric bus Thursday, July 6, 2023. Lynnwood Times | Mario Lotmore.

Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Community Transit CEO, Ric Ilgenfritz, shared a ride on Community Transit’s first-ever all-electric bus Thursday, July 6, in the transportation authority’s transition toward a zero-emission fleet.

ParksLove Capital Project Planning & Evaluation

Sarah Olson, PRCA Deputy Director, and Monica Thompson, Senior Park Planner will present to the council the development of the comprehensive capital project list and evaluation tool for the eventual Park & Trail Capital Plan.

In 2021, Lynnwood applied for and was awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Recreation & Park Association’s resilient park access grant program. The Resilient Park Access grant is dedicated to advancing community-driven, systems-level strategies for equitable park access that improves the environmental resilience and health of communities.

Our grant project has been publicly presented as the ParksLove Project. The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is using this grant as an opportunity to prepare a comprehensive Park & Trail Capital Project Plan. This capital plan will be used to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan, annual Capital Facilities Plan, future PARC Plans, and define eligible projects for Park Impact Fees.

The ParksLove Project examines park equity in an effort to guide park priorities and investments in ways that engage and benefit all. The Analyze & Develop Phase includes a suite of tasks to support the identification of park system capital project and operation needs. Current and on-going tasks include:

  • Urban Forest Health Assessment
  • Park Asset Evaluation and Conditions Assessment
  • Climate Resiliency Opportunities
  • Strategic Acquisition Plan
  • Capital Project Identification
  • Capital Project Indexing & Prioritization
  • Cost Estimating & Financial Planning
  • Streetscape Operation Analysis

American Rescue Plan Act Funding Consideration

Discussion regarding applications for ARPA funds. Council has a remaining balance of $812,307 in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Council President Sessions will introduce presenters for the Housing academy, Health & Safety Flex Fund, ACCESS program, Edmonds School District Foundation: On the job training
program, the Jean Kim Foundation and Homage.

Council President Sessions will introduce presenters for the Housing academy, Health & Safety Flex Fund, ACCESS program, Edmonds School District Foundation: On the job training program, the Jean Kim Foundation and Homage.

Update: Essential Public Facilities & Outpatient Substance Abuse Facilities

Karl Almgren, Planning Manager will lead a presentation of a preliminary draft ordinance to update the Lynnwood Municipal Code regarding Essential Public Facilities and Outpatient Substance Abuse Facilities.

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