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Maple Valley City Council Attended the 2017 AWC Action Days

Post Date:02/23/2017

Maple Valley City Council attended the AWC City Action Days

The Maple Valley City Council attended the annual Association of Washington Cities City Action Days, February 14-16, 2017, to meet with Legislators.  They met with Representative Mark Hargrove, Senator Curtis King (Chair of the Transportation Committee), Senator Mark Mullet, Senator Joe Fain, Representative Pat Sullivan, Representative Jay Rodne, Representative Judy Clibborn, and Governor Jay Inslee to discuss the Council’s identified priorities which include:

  • Transportation: Funding for State Route 169 improvements (highest priority)
    • The need for funding of two very important capacity projects within City Limits on State Route 169.
    • The need for the state to improve SR 169 from Maple Valley to Renton and how vital that corridor is for our community. 
    • The need for the state to look at the slope stability concerns along SR 169.

  • State Highway Maintenance Responsibilities concerning State Routes 169 and 516
    • Current state code will require the City of Maple Valley to take over the maintenance and operation costs of the following features on state routes within our city limits once our population formally hits 25,000:
      • Stability of cut and fill slopes,
      • Crosswalks,
      • Striping,
      • Signage,
      • Regulatory signs, and
      • Traffic Signals
    • Council shared the concern that this will be a huge cost burden and asked that the state consider increasing the population threshold to 30,000 or greater.

  • Mental health, homelessness and housing needs

The Council’s efforts were well received by Legislators and the Council will continue to communicate and collaborate with its Legislators in order to meet the needs of the community. Maple Valley residents are also encouraged to share their ideas and thoughts about these priorities or any other details by either contacting City Hall at 425-413-8800, attending a City Council Meetings, which are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month or email your council at council@maplevalleywa.gov.  For more information on the City, please visit the City’s website (www.maplevalleywa.gov) or follow us on Facebook.

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