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Resolution No. 2008-08

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City Council meeting minutes of March 3 2008

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-08

A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, authorizing the City Manager to take necessary and appropriate steps to continue the existing HOME Investment Partnership Program Consortium with the City of Tacoma for Fiscal Year 2009, 2010 and 2011.

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has a program known as the HOME Investment Partnership Program, authorized by the HOME Investment Partnerships Act which is Title II of the Cranston Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended (42 USC 12701, et seq.); and,

WHEREAS, the Tacoma-Lakewood Consortium has increased the ability of the City of Lakewood to provide affordable housing to low and moderate income residents; and,

WHEREAS, the existing agreement expires June 30, 2009, and must be extended in three year increments; and,

WHEREAS, authorization for an extension must be approved well in advance of the date the extension would go into effect; and,

WHEREAS, in light of remaining low income housing needs shared by the City of Lakewood and the City of Tacoma, it would be appropriate for the City of Lakewood to continue the consortium with the City of Tacoma under this program and affirm to further fair housing; and,

WHEREAS, in order to continue the consortium, certain responsibilities need to be met, including certification of activities to meet the requirements of the program, designation of authorized officials for signatures, legally binding consortium agreement extension executed by the chief executive officer of each of the participating governmental units and other programs and other requirements consistent therewith; and,

WHEREAS, in order for the City of Lakewood to continue the consortium with the City of Tacoma, it is appropriate that the City Manager be authorized to enter into and execute the appropriate agreements and comply with the requirements for that program.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON HEREBY RESOLVES, as Follows:

Section 1. That the City Manager is authorized to negotiate, enter into and execute, on behalf of the City of Lakewood, agreements for compliance with the requirements of a HOME Investment Partnership Program consortium with the City of Tacoma, with Tacoma being the lead entity, and with such agreements assuring compliance with the requirements of 42 USC 12071 et seq.

Section 2. That this Resolution shall be in full force and effect upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 3rd day of March, 2008.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

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Douglas G. Richardson, 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