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File #: 2022-0344    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Lapsed
File created: 9/6/2022 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2024
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION calling on the Washington state Department of Transportation to remove the King County Southeast location in the Enumclaw agricultural production district from consideration in the Washington Aviation System Plan.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn, Pete von Reichbauer, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Agriculture, Enumclaw, City of, Transportation, Washington, State of
Drafter
Clerk 09/01/2022
Title
A MOTION calling on the Washington state Department of Transportation to remove the King County Southeast location in the Enumclaw agricultural production district from consideration in the Washington Aviation System Plan.
Body
WHEREAS, the Washington state Department of Transportation ("WSDOT") is in the process of completing an update to the Washington Aviation System Plan ("WASP"), which determines future air transportation capacity needs, and
WHEREAS, in 2019, the state Legislature passed Substitute Senate Bill 5370, which became Chapter 396, Laws of Washington 2019, establishing a thirteen-member commercial aviation coordinating commission ("the CAAC"), responsible for recommending a location for a new primary commercial aviation facility in Washington to meet future air transportation capacity needs, taking into consideration the data and conclusions of appropriate air traffic studies, community representatives and industry experts, and
WHEREAS, the CAAC seeks to expand one or more existing airports and to identify a suitable undeveloped site, known as a greenfield site, for a new future airport, and
WHEREAS, ten initial greenfield sites have been identified in Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Pierce and King counties, including a location in the Enumclaw agricultural production district known as "King County Southeast," and
WHEREAS, agricultural production districts feature some of the county's best agricultural soils in and serve as agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance, and
WHEREAS, the King County Comprehensive Plan designates agricultural production districts where the principal land use should be agriculture and will have minimal new residential and commercial development, and
WHEREAS, WSDOT identified that forty-four percent of the King County Southeast study area is an incompatible use within the expected noise buffer and seven percent of the land is in a floodplain, and
WHEREAS, under Chapter ...

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