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File #: 18-1114    Version: 1
Type: public hearing Status: Filed
File created: 11/15/2018 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/11/2018 Final action: 12/11/2018
Title: Public Hearing on the 2018 Engineering Design and Development Standards (EDDS) Update
Attachments: 1. Link to EDDS Webpage, 2. EDDS 2018 Summary of Proposed Changes
Related files: 18-1041
Title
Public Hearing on the 2018 Engineering Design and Development Standards (EDDS) Update

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Land Use & Environment Committee recommends holding a public hearing on the 2018 EDDS Update.

City Manager Recommendation:
Hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments to the EDDS. After hearing public testimony, close the public hearing and schedule the first reading of a proposed ordinance adopting the updated EDDS.

Report
Issue:
Whether to hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments to the EDDS and related changes to the Olympia Municipal Code.

Staff Contact:
Stephen Sperr, P.E., Assistant City Engineer, Public Works Engineering, 360.753.8739

Presenter(s):
Steve Sperr, P.E., Assistant City Engineer, Public Works Engineering

Background and Analysis:
Annually, the City reviews and updates the Engineering Design and Development Standards (EDDS) to address changes in regulations or standards, improve consistency with the Comprehensive Plan, and add clarity. The Land Use and Environment Committee reviewed the proposed changes on June 21 and November 15. This year, 54 issues are being addressed. As in past years, most of the changes pertain to consistency and clarity issues. Some of the highlights of this year's changes address:
* Latecomer Agreements
* Sidewalk Fee-in-lieu
* Street Trees
* Gender Neutrality

In November, staff briefed the Land Use and Environment Committee on the status of 2018 EDDS update. That briefing included an overview of what the EDDS are, highlights of proposed changes, and how staff has been engaging the public.

Staff has reached out to interested parties by contacting them directly and by providing the entire list of issues being addressed on the City's website. Staff incorporated their comments into the proposed text and drawing changes.

Before the Public Hearing, staff will brief the full Council with a short presentation on the 2018 EDDS changes being considered.

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