The City of Woodinville partners with jurisdictions and governmental entities from around the state to further the interests of Woodinville residents. Through interlocal agreements, participation at regional boards and commissions, advocacy, and more, the City participates in policy development and implementation at all levels of government.
- 2021 State Legislative Agenda (PDF)
- 2021 Regional Agenda
- 2020 to 2021 City Council Boards and Commission Assignments (PDF)
Intergovernmental Committees & Groups
- A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH)
- Association of WASHINGTON Cities (AWC)
- Eastrail Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)
- Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP)
- Northshore Parks and Recreation Service Area (NPRSA)
- Metropolitan Solid Waste Advisory Committee (mSWAC)
- Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)
- Seashore Transportation Forum
- Sound Cities Association (SCA)
- Sound Transit 522 Stride Groups
- Water Resource Inventory Area 8 (WRIA8)
- I-405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Group (EAG)
A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) is a partnership of the County and East King County Cities who have joined together to assist with preserving and increasing the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income households in the region. ARCH's role is to:
- Assist member governments in developing housing policies, strategies, programs, and development regulations
- Coordinate the cities' financial support to groups creating affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households
- Assist people looking for affordable rental and ownership housing
ARCH's member governments have supported a wide range of housing created and operated by local organizations and private developers that serve individuals, families, seniors, the homeless, and persons with special needs. ARCH is comprised of 15 Eastside cities and King County, including Woodinville.
The Northshore Parks and Recreation Service Area (NPRSA) is a special tax district established in 1988 for the development and construction of facilities to provide support services for the area's senior residents. The NPRSA is governed by a seven member Board composed of representatives from the City of Bothell, City of Kenmore, City of Woodinville, King County, and Snohomish County.
King County Code 10.25.110 established the Metropolitan Solid Waste Advisory Committee (MSWAC). MSWAC (pronounced "miz-wac") advises the Executive, the Regional Policy Committee, acting as the solid waste interlocal forum, and the King County Council in all matters relating to solid waste management. The committee participates in the development of the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. The committee consists of representatives from over 23-member cities in King County.
The King County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan calls for a new recycling and transfer station in the northeast subarea including Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, and Woodinville.
The mission of the SeaShore Transportation Forum mission is to serve as an interjurisdictional forum for information-sharing, advocacy, and coordination to resolve transportation issues, and to establish priorities for implementing integrated multi-modal transportation projects and programs consistent with the goals of the Growth Management Act. The group is comprised of voting and non-voting members representing Lake Forest Park, Seattle, Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds, King County, the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Woodinville. Woodinville has a non-voting seat in this group.
SeaShore is similar to the Eastside Transportation Partnership and shares its stated goals.
The Sound Cities Association (SCA) represents 38 cities (all cities in King County except the City of Seattle) and was founded to help cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital, livable communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support, and networking.
The Public Issues Committee's (PIC) primary charge is to
review and evaluate policy positions and recommend to the SCA Board what, if any, action should be taken on such policy positions. Each SCA member has one seat and an equal vote at the PIC. The PIC is SCA's vehicle for bringing policies to member cities, and for member cities to bring policies to SCA. The PIC not only evaluates and recommends policy positions, but it also recommends regional committee and board appointments to the SCA Board of Directors.
Many regional boards and committees have seats dedicated to SCA representatives. SCA has an annual process for filling these seats and have selected Woodinville Councilmembers and Staff to serve on a variety of boards and committees.
In 2016, voters approved the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Plan which included new Stride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service from Woodinville to the South Shoreline Light Rail station along the SR-522 corridor. Both the BRT service and light rail service from Northgate to Lynnwood are scheduled to open in 2024. Sound Transit has worked with the City to determine that reallocating bus service to Woodinville from the SR-522 to 405 corridors will likely be a better use of funds for Woodinville residents.
Several intergovernmental groups were established to develop plans for 522 BRT route and service, including:
- City Manager Group (CMG), consisting of City Managers along the corridor
- Elected Leadership Group (ELG), consisting of elected officials representing jurisdictions along the corridor and other regional and state agencies
- Interagency Group (IAG), consisting of technical staff from relevant jurisdictions/agencies
These groups meet often throughout the year. While Woodinville has a reduced role in these groups due to the likely transition of service hours, there is often still participation by the City.
The I-405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Group (EAG) has been advising the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) on the I-405 Corridor improvements since 1999. EAG members include state and local elected officials, and representatives from federal and regional transit agencies.