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Resolution No. 2007-23

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City Council meeting minutes of Dec 17 2007

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-23

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, setting a public hearing on January 14, 2008, regarding a moratorium on the filing of applications for licenses, permits and approvals for new residential and commercial development commenced in Ordinance No. 451

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2007, the City of Lakewood City Council enacted Ordinance No. 451, establishing a moratorium on the filing of applications for licenses, permits and approvals for new residential and commercial development in an area of the City known as Tillicum; and,

WHEREAS, in compliance with Revised Code of Washington sections 36.70A.390 and 35A.63.220, the Lakewood City Council conducted a fact finding hearing and adopted findings in support of the moratorium within sixty days after the enactment of the moratorium; and,

WHEREAS, as further specified in the Revised Code of Washington sections indicated above, the moratorium may be extended for an additional six month period only if the City Council sets and holds a new public hearing and thereafter adopts findings of fact supporting such an extension.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD DO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Public Hearing Set. That a public hearing shall be held regarding a moratorium commenced through Ordinance No. 451. This public hearing is set for Monday, January 14, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the City of Lakewood City Council Chambers.

Section 2. Moratorium Extended on Findings of Fact. Pursuant to RCW sections 36.70A.390 and 35A.63.220 extension or renewal of this moratorium must be based upon findings of fact as established at the above-set public hearing. The purpose for this public hearing will be to consider whether to renew, extend or abandon the moratorium.

Section 3. Severability. If any sections, sentence, clause or phrase of this Resolution shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, or its application held inapplicable to any person, property or circumstance, such invalidity or unconstitutionality or inapplicability shall not effect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Resolution or its application to any other person, property or circumstance.

Section 4. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 17th day of December, 2007.

Attest: _______________________________________

Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor

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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:

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Michael McKenzie, Acting City Attorney