State of the City of Issaquah

February 5, 2000  

2001 Indicators of Community Health

Measuring Sustainability


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Sustainability means that our natural environment and resources are conserved in such a way that those resources are available in the future to provide for basic human needs.  A broader definition of sustainability includes environmental, social, and economic well being.

The Comprehensive Plan embodies our community vision.  

 

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL FACILITIES ENVIRONMENT

COMMUNICATIONS ENVIRONMENT  

CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

TRAFFIC ENVIRONMENT

HUMAN  ENVIRONMENT

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Comp Plan, Shoreline Master Plan, Issaquah Creek Basin Plan, SEPA regulations, Parks Plan, Water plan and Land Use Code.  All plans must be compatible with and relate to the Comp Plan.

 

  •        Purchase of properties from Nystrom

  •        Stream monitoring

  •        Tibbetts Creek Greenway

  •        (Property on Cherry Street)?

  •        Shoreline Master Program and ESA Planing

  •        Stormwater Resources Action Plan

  •        Property Acquisition

  •        Flood Plain / Flooding Mapping

  •        Continued implementation of Basin Plan

  •        Support of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

  •        The Woods Detention Pond Expansion

  •        Issaquah Creek Channel Improvement

  •        Tibbetts Greenway Project

  •        Water System Improvements

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FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Budget document

  •        No increases in taxes

  •        Balanced budget

  •        Increased sales tax income

  •        Increased ending fund Balance

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PHYSICAL FACILITIES ENVIRONMENT

(Capital Improvement Plan) (Unified Building Code)

  •        Opened Police/Jail Facility

  •        Seismic upgrades to CHNW

  •        Certificate of Occupancy for Tibbetts Creek Manor

  •        Completion of Pickering Barn Roof

  •        New City Shop

  •        Long range planning for housing City staff

  •        Alexander House Expansion

  •        Administrative Office

  •        Issaquah Highland Park

  •        Issaquah Highland Fire Station

  •        Improvements to our parks

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COMMUNICATIONS ENVIRONMENT

  •        Improved website

  •        Improved City News

  •        Rebuilt TV Channel 21 Station:

  • -        Character generator, became a current source of information

  • -        Regular program a reality in 2000

  • -        Local production will begin 2001

  • -        Added .5 FTE to

  •        Citizens now have a choice of cable companies in Issaquah (only 2 cities in Washington have a choice).

  •        Restructured Cable Commission in order to be prepared for the technology of the future

  •        Conducting studies on E-Government and Technology Strategic Plan.  

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CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
(Cultural Element  of Comp Plan)

  •        Public Art

  • -        The Valiant Effort

  • -        More to be added in 2001

  •        Increased events and attendance:

  • -        Concerts on the Green

  • -        Shakespeare at the Pickering Amphitheater

  • -        Summer Music Festival

  •        Continued support of Village Theatre

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TRAFFIC ENVIRONMENT

(Traffic Improvement Plan)

  •        SR 900 Corridor

  •        Sunset Interchange

  •        Study an additional crossing of I-90

  •        Rainier Avenue Bridge Design and Construction

  •        Klein Hill Road improvements

  •        Optimize traffic flows on Newport corridor

  •        Sign coordination Front Street Corridor

  •        Newport Way Temporary Improvements

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HUMAN  ENVIRONMENT
(Human service element of Comp Plan)

  •        Increased our support of local Human Service Organizations

  •        Moving forward on new Senior Center

  •        Reorganization of Regional Coordination for Human Services

  •        Commitment to Affordable Housing  

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