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Ordinance No. 00454

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City Council meeting minutes of Sept 4 2007

ORDINANCE NO. 454

AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, establishing a moratorium setting forth specific findings in support of the moratorium on the filing of applications for licenses, permits and approvals for new residential and commercial development in the City of Lakewood established under Ordinance No. 451.

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2007 the City Council for the City of Lakewood enacted Ordinance 451 whereby a moratorium was established upon the filing of applications for licenses, permits and approvals for new residential and commercial development in the area known as Tillicum in the City of Lakewood; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held August 20, 2007 during which hearing incorporated by Council action staff report and public testimony from a Study Session held on August 13, 2007; and,

WHEREAS, state law requires the City to conduct a public hearing and make findings and conclusions in support of the moratorium within sixty days of passage of the moratorium;

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON DO ORDAIN as follows:

Section 1. Findings of Fact. The City Council does find that sufficient facts exist, as were found at a public hearing held on August 20, 2007, to continue the moratorium established in Ordinance No. 451 on July 16, 2007. Said moratorium applies to any and all applications for licenses, permits and approvals for new commercial and residential development in the area known as Tillicum in the City of Lakewood, specifically that geographic area designated in Exhibit A, attached hereto and hereby incorporated. The findings of fact are attached hereto, marked as ?Exhibit B,? and incorporated herein by this reference.

Section 2. Severability. If any portion of this Ordinance or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the Ordinance or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.

Section 3. Effective Date. That this Ordinance and the moratorium provided for herein shall be in full force and effect upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 4th day of September, 2007.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

_______________________________ Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor

Attest:

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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to form:

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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney