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METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

 

Ordinance 19027

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Metropolitan King County Council (the Council) held a public hearing in the Council Chambers on the 10th Floor of the King County Courthouse (516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA) on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, beginning at 9:30 AM.  The purpose of this public hearing was to consider adoption of Proposed Ordinance 2019-0416 (Ordinance 19027) adopting the capital facilities plans of the Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Fife, Highline, Issaquah, Kent, Northshore, Lake Washington, Renton, Riverview, Snoqualmie Valley and Tahoma School Districts for purposes of implementing the school impact fee program. The Council adopted the legislation at that meeting.

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) authorizes local jurisdictions to collect impact fees as a method of financing public facilities (i.e., roads, parks and open space, schools) that become necessary as a result of new growth and development.  King County administers the School Impact Fee Program by collecting fees from residential developers on behalf of each school district that chooses to participate (the program is voluntary).  The fees are developed by the individual school districts in accordance with provisions in state law and the King County Code, and are set forth in the districts’ capital facilities plans.  The plans (and fees) are reviewed and adopted by the King County Council.

 

Ordinance 19027 amends Title 20 to update the school capital facilities plans and Title 27 to implement the collection of impact fees by the county on behalf of the following school districts, effective January 1, 2020:

 

School District

Single-Family Fee

Multifamily Fee

Auburn, No. 408

$6,906

$14,668

Enumclaw, No. 216

5,785

3,317

Federal Way, No. 210

5,035

20,768

Fife, No. 417

4,531

319

Highline, No. 401

0

0

Issaquah, No. 411

14,501

9,538

Kent, No. 415

5,554

2,345

Lake Washington, No. 414

13,633

1,388

Northshore, No. 417

20,092

3,540

Renton, No. 403

6,862

3,582

Riverview, No. 407

10,271

5,757

Snoqualmie Valley No. 410

10,826

3,432

Tahoma, No. 409

7,073

3,870

A copy of Ordinance 19027 will be mailed upon request to the Clerk of the Council, Room 1200, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA  98104, telephone 206-477-1020. It is available on the Internet at:

 

https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/clerk/notice_adoption.aspx

 

and at:

 

https://mkcclegisearch.kingcounty.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4151758&GUID=4BF2246C-3B4C-418E-8912-8D2F2A3AF644&Options=ID|Text|&Search=2019-0416

 

Dated at Seattle, Washington, this 27th day of December, 2019.

 

METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON

 

Melani Pedroza
Clerk of the Council

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