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Agenda Item - 2021-04-20 - Number 6.2 - 2021 Legislative Session Update 6.2 cit'p` *P COUNCIL REPORT // e4.o PREGOt.4 Subject: 2021 Legislative Session Update Meeting Date: April 20, 2021 Staff Member: Madison Thesing, Assistant to the City Manager Department: City Manager's Office Action Required Advisory Board/Commission Recommendation ❑ Motion ❑ Approval ❑ Public Hearing ❑ Denial ❑ Ordinance ❑ None Forwarded ❑ Resolution ❑X Not Applicable ❑X Information Only Comments: ❑ Council Direction ❑ Consent Agenda Staff Recommendation: No Council Action is requested—informational only. Recommended Language for Motion: No Council action is requested. Project/ Issue Relates To: ❑Council Goals/Priorities EAdopted Master Plan(s) ❑S Not Applicable ISSUE BEFORE COUNCIL Staff will provide an update regarding the 2021 Legislative Session. BACKGROUND At the February 2, 2021 City Council meeting, staff presented an overview of the 2021 legislative session that is currently underway. At the February 16, 2021 City Council meeting, Council adopted the 2021 Legislative Agenda, aligned to the 2021 City Council Goals and Workplan, to guide staff in legislative efforts. DISCUSSION During the legislative session, staff has been tracking various bills that either enhance or hinder the City Council and City operational goals. Below is an outline of the 2021 Legislative Agenda priorities with the bills we are actively tracking or have provided support or opposition. 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 www.lakeosweao.citv Page 2 Ensure a safe and secure community for all Legislative Priorities Bill Status/Actions to Date • Monitor policies related to public safety and • Support HB 2397 - Establishes Senior services, including statewide standards and Emergency Medical Services Innovation those that could preempt local decision Program making. • Support legislative funding packages that support innovation in public safety. • Monitor policies that address wildfire resiliency. Support business investment and job creation in Lake Oswego Legislative Priorities Bill Status/Actions to Date • Support COVID-19 relief bills that address • COVID-19 recovery bills might be combining immediate community needs of those as a package—staff will continue to monitor impacted by COVID-19 through funding and policy. Focus should be on business recovery, job and housing stability, and direct funding support that provides the City(or County) flexibility. Foster diversity, equity and inclusion in Lake Oswego and in the City as an organization J Legislative Priorities Bill Status/Actions to Date • Encourage legislative policies that promote • Monitoring public contracting and prevailing inclusion and equitable access to public wages programs, services,facilities and policies. • Monitor policies related to public contracting. Combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening the community's resilience to climate impact Legislative Priorities Bill Status/Actions to Date • Support legislation that advances local efforts • Support SB 582 - Plastic Pollution and to combat climate change.This includes Recycling Modernization modernizing state and local recycling • Support SB 784- Rate Recovery for Costs programs, disincentivizing single use Associated with Resiliency Measures hospitality items, and exploring/promoting (renewable energy) clean energy options. Support strong operational practices, infrastructure investments, and fiscal policies that increase public trust in the City Council Initiatives Bill Status/Actions to Date • Oppose legislation that limits or interferes • Support HB 2478 - Preserve Attorney-Client with the City's ability to collect local revenues Privilege in the Public Sector sources. • Oppose HB 3040-Study System • Support legislative funding packages that Development Charges (opposition to specific support infrastructure investments, including amendments) 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 www.lakeoswego.city Page 3 highways, stormwater, wastewater, and • Support HB 3103 -Allowing Critical Access drinking water. Storage and Transfer of Water Allowing • Monitor policies related public records. Critical Access to Stored Water Invest in Lake Oswego's high-quality parks, natural areas, and recreational amenities Legislative Priorities Bill Status/Actions to Date • Encourage legislation that protects our • Monitoring changes to waterways waterways and natural spaces, while encouraging investment in park acquisitions and improvements. Improve transportation connections, mobility, and safety for all types of trips in Lake Oswego Legislative Priorities Bill Status/Actions to Date • Support legislative funding packages that • Monitoring for transportation funding support transportation infrastructure opportunities investments.Transportation packages should address multimodal needs and promote local decision-making on needs. Conserve the community's quality of life by planning for change and growth Legislative Priorities Bill Status/Actions to Date • Encourage policies that allow local authority • Support SB 5505—Support for Affordable to address housing supply to promote local Housing in Article Xl-Q General Obligation context and needs Bonding • Encourage policies to include local funding and grant opportunities to address housing needs • Support policies that encourage local land use decision and local authority FISCAL IMPACT No fiscal impact at this time, however, adopted legislative mandates can potentially impact future financial priorities or revenues. ATTACHMENTS 1. City of Lake Oswego 2021 Legislative Agenda 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 www.lakeoswego.city ATTACHMENT 1 CITY MANAGER 'S OFFICE V . 0� ORr GOr� City of Lake Oswego 2021 Legislative Agenda FAdopted Feb. 16.20211 Principles The legislative principles are the overarching principles that guide our efforts at the Oregon State Legislature. The principles are the framework through which we address policies that cut across partisan politics or legislative sessions. • Preserve Home Rule Authority—The City of Lake Oswego aims to preserve home rule authority and local decision-making. Local control allows the City to act on behalf of the interests of the community based on context, needs, and objectives. Additionally, the City opposes efforts that pre-empt or limit local government authority. • Avoid Unfunded Mandates—The City of Lake Oswego opposes unfunded mandates and state-issued requirements that do not have dedicated funding or resources. • Leverage Regional and State Partnership—The City of Lake Oswego aims to leverage partnerships and coordination with outside agencies to achieve community goals. These partnerships support streamlined service delivery, fiscal responsibility, and a thoughtful approach to public services that cross jurisdiction boundaries without duplication or waste of resources. Alignment with 2021 City Council Goals Ensure a safe and secure community for all Council Initiatives Legislative Priorities • Lead the community dialog on policing. • Monitor policies related to public safety and Develop an action plan to address the services, including statewide standards and findings of the dialog. those that could preempt local decision • Update fireworks and outdoor fire policies. making. • Address emergency radio coverage due to • Support legislative funding packages that conversion to digital radios. support innovation in public safety. • Implement a sustainable business model for • Monitor policies that address wildfire the Police and Fire Departments that meet resiliency. the 21st century needs of Lake Oswego. Support business investment and job creation in Lake Oswego Council Initiatives I Legislative Priorities 503-635-0215 380 A AVENUE PO Box 369 LAKE OSWEGO, OR 97034 WWW.LAKEOSWEGO.CITY Page 2 of 3 • Adopt an Economic Development Strategy • Support COVID-19 relief bills that address and resource plan. immediate community needs of those • Approve a DDA for the North Anchor impacted by COVID-19 through funding and properties. policy. Focus should be on business recovery, • Develop a specific action plan to address job and housing stability, and direct funding business needs related to COVID-19 support that provides the City (or County) restrictions and recovery. flexibility. Foster diversity, equity and inclusion in Lake Oswego and in the City as an organization Council Initiatives Legislative Priorities • Implement the "overarching" • Encourage legislative policies that promote recommendations of the DEI Task Force. inclusion and equitable access to public Charge the new staff and advisory committee programs, services,facilities and policies. with recommending a work plan for the other • Monitor policies related to public contracting. recommendations. • Amend the City's purchasing codes and develop approaches to increase opportunities for the City to contract with CO-BID certified firms. Examine the feasibility of contracting opportunities for locally- owned businesses. Combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening the community's resilience to climate impact Council Initiatives Legislative Priorities • Implement the Sustainability and Climate • Support legislation that advances local efforts Action Plan to combat climate change.This includes modernizing state and local recycling programs, disincentivizing single use hospitality items, and exploring/promoting clean energy options. Support strong operational practices, infrastructure investments, and fiscal policies that increase public trust in the City Council Initiatives Legislative Priorities • Collaborate with the City of Portland to make • Oppose legislation that limits or interferes a financially and environmentally responsible with the City's ability to collect local revenues long-term investment in a wastewater sources. treatment plant. • Support legislative funding packages that • Complete Phase 1 of reconstruction of support infrastructure investments, including Boones Ferry Road. Discuss and provide highways, stormwater, wastewater, and direction about the scope,feasibility,timing, drinking water. and financing of phase 2 and public parking. • Monitor policies related public records. Invest in Lake Oswego's high-quality parks, natural areas, and recreational amenities Council Initiatives Legislative Priorities • Complete the IGA with LOSD, complete • Encourage legislation that protects our design, and begin permitting for the waterways and natural spaces, while Recreation and Aquatics Center. Page 3 of 3 • Implement the other bond-funded Parks& encouraging investment in park acquisitions Recreation Projects. and improvements. • Explore the feasibility of Lake Oswego as part of the Blue Zone project. Improve transportation connections, mobility, and safety for all types of trips in Lake Oswego Council Initiatives Legislative Priorities • Increase funding for pedestrian facilities, • Support legislative funding packages that beginning with safe routes to schools. support transportation infrastructure • Seek grants to improve mobility and reduce investments.Transportation packages should congestion on Highway 43, McVey Avenue address multimodal needs and promote local and Stafford Road, including pedestrian decision-making on needs. safety and bicycle facilities. Conserve the community's quality of life by planning for change and growth I Council Initiatives Legislative Priorities • Adopt codes that comply with HB 2001 that • Encourage policies that allow local authority are consistent with the community's sense of to address housing supply to promote local place, neighborhood character, and livability. context and needs • Encourage policies to include local funding and grant opportunities to address housing needs • Support policies that encourage local land use decision and local authority