Legislative Update from WRPA Lobbyist

The Week 12 story in the Legislature could be summed up as, “It’s all about the money.”  From Tuesday through Thursday and even into the wee hours of Friday morning, there were spirited Committee and Floor debates over funding-policy choices in the dueling Senate and House Operating Budgets for 2015-17.

We also received a slimmed-down picture last week of which bills survived the thicket of policy committees, as an April 1 cutoff deadline came and went.  This Tuesday is another important deadline, looming for any bill that has fiscal implications and is not directly tied to implementing the respective budgets.  Beginning Wednesday, the remainder of the 2015 Regular Session will be all about the budgets, Floor action, Rules Committees, and the down-the-homestretch reconciling of bills that passed both chambers.

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Legislative Update from WRPA Lobbyist

The Friday rollouts of House Operating and Capital Budgets for 2015-17 – as well as a jam-packed House hearing on transportation revenue the day prior to that – hogged the Week 11 spotlight and set the stage for intense negotiations that will dominate the agenda down the homestretch of the 2015 Session.

We will see policy committees run up against deadlines this Wednesday for opposite-chamber bills to either “live” or “die” – with an April 7 deadline on the horizon for fiscal committees.  Also on Wednesday, we expect to see the unveiling of the Senate’s no-new-taxes approach to the Operating Budget.

I’ve provided comprehensive memos that give a lay of the land on the Operating and Capital Budget fronts as well as next steps on the transportation package.  The Operating Budget introduced Friday stands up well to the “do no harm” test and provide some potential revenue benefits for local governments.  The Capital Budget provides some significant infrastructure investment benefits for parks and recreation.  

This coming Wednesday, it is possible the Senate’s Operating Budget may include a few ‘hits’ on local government state-shared revenues and the Public Works Assistance Account.  In terms of the Senate’s capital budget, we hear it will either come out late in Week 12 or possibly early in Week 13.  We shall see.
Looking at Week 11 through a WRPA lens, it was fairly positive, though we did not get the Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) grant funding level we had hoped for.  That said, there was pretty good news in the budgets for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA), and our sales tax simplification bill on amusement, recreation services, and physical fitness services.

Following is an overview of where we stand on 2015 WRPA “Top Priority” and “Support” items, and a bullet-style rundown on a few others.  Some Week 12 hearings are listed at the bottom of this report (Pg. 5-6).

Top Priorities
Enhance WWRP funding in 2015-17 Capital Budget (Capital Budget):  The House Capital Budget introduced Friday funds WWRP at $75 million, above the Governor’s mark ($70 million) albeit less than the $80 million we heard about.  Still, the House will be the WWRP “high water mark” and there appears to be no way the program will approach the $97 million funding level first sought by advocates (including us).  There appears to be a growing likelihood that the Senate may break the WWRP program apart in some way through its budget, funding mostly local parks and trails projects but not state agency land acquisitions or habitat/riparian projects.  That might be appealing to us on some emotional levels, but of course we have been strong supporters of maintaining the integrity of the WWRP.  I am scheduling a Legislative Committee conference call in the next couple of days to discuss all of this and receive further direction from all of you.

HB 1550 - DOR request legislation on “Amusement and Recreation Services” sales taxes (Policy Bill):  Last Wednesday, Olympia Parks and Recreation Director Paul Simmons and Redmond Recreation Manager Mark Hickok joined me in testifying for this WRPA priority bill.  Sen. Andy Hill (R-Redmond/45th Dist.), chair of the Ways & Means Committee, sponsored a very similar bill in 2014.  The Department of Revenue (DOR) indicates HB 1550 is funded in the House Operating Budget unveiled Friday, which is very good news.  1550 simplifies sales taxation of “amusement and recreation services” and reduces the administrative tax collection burden associated with these services.  The DOR legislation would statutorily exempt swim lessons as well as basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball leagues.

Re-establish competitive grant funding for the Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) program (Capital Budget):  While we had hopes of a $6 million funding level, the House Capital Budget trotted out Friday would fund the YAF at $3 million, the same level as proposed in the Governor’s budget.  As I have shared previously, the Senate appears prepared to provide $6 million for the YAF in its 2015-17 Capital Budget.  The Senate’s Capital Budget Chair, Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside/15th Dist.), will include some type of conditional language with the funding.  Sen. Honeyford does not want to see jurisdictions receive YAF grants and then place new fees, or inordinately high fees, on youth non-profit groups that may well have a significant number of low- and lower-income participants.  We forwarded three language options to the Senator’s Ways & Means staff coordinator and await word back.

Support Key Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Outdoor Recreation (Capital and Operating Budgets; Policy Bills):  The House Environment Committee has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. “Executive Session” today to advance ESSB 5843 regarding outdoor recreation.  The two bill sponsors, Sens. Kevin Ranker (D-San Juan Islands/40th Dist.) and Linda Parlette (R-Wenatchee/12th Dist.), testified in strong support of the legislation last Monday, as did we.  5843 includes two key recommendations that came out of a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Outdoor Recreation but were not advanced by Governor Inslee:  1) an outdoor recreation sector lead within the Governor’s office; and 2) re-established funding for the “No Child Left Inside” (NCLI) program.  Funding for these two items will be subject to the budget process.

On other Task Force recommendations in the Governor’s Budget or introduced as bills or budget items:
•       Sustainable State Parks Funding:  State Parks officials were a bit discouraged by the House Operating and Capital Budgets that came out Friday.  The Operating Budget comes close to matching the funding level put forth by the Governor ($136 million in General Fund, litter tax revenues, and fee-for-service earnings through Discover Pass et al), but does not include any of the funding enhancement ideas that Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness/24th Dist.) had worked on.  Meanwhile, the Capital Budget funding level for Parks, $55 million, is significantly below the funding level they saw in the Governor’s proposed budget.  This is step one in a lengthy budget process and we will be prepared to support State Parks in their efforts to ‘plus up’ their funding levels.
•       “Marine Tourism Bill” – SB 5878/HB 1681:  This legislation, chiefly promoted by the Northwest Marine Trade Association and supported by recreational boaters, would extend the number of months that large, LLC-designated boaters could spend in Washington State waters before being subject to use tax.  Both the House and Senate bills had hearings last week.  The House bill is not reflected in the Operating Budget introduced Friday by the House, but boating interests have hopes of seeing their tax-incentive bill included in the Senate budget.
•       “Lid removal” for non-highway purpose fuel tax accounts:  I will be part of a meeting this morning with Senate Transportation Chair Curtis King (R-Yakima/14th Dist.) regarding SHB 1738.  While this bill is poised to clear Senate Transportation, Chairman King has a proposed amendment to it that delays the implementation date agreed to in the House.  1738 is sponsored by House Transportation Ranking Member Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama/20th Dist.) and co-sponsored by Chairwoman Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island/41st Dist.).  1738 includes a future-year removal – the year 2031 -- of a ‘lid’ that has diverted the percentage allocation of 14 ½ cents of gas tax into the Motor Vehicle Fund rather than into the dedicated accounts for boating facilities, off-road vehicles (“NOVA” account), and snowmobiling.  While Rep. Orcutt’s bill targets a specific year, the King amendment establishes more of a process of determining the specific year for ‘fixing’ the 14 ½-cent diversion.

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Drones or unmanned aricraft use in parks

Hello WRPA!

Does your department have a policy or rule that allows citizens to fly hobby or recreational radio controlled helicopters (with or without cameras), planes, drones, unmanned aircraft (UMA) etc. in their parks? Or do you know it is occurring and look the other way? Lori Flemm, Director of Lacey Parks & Recreation would like to chat with you!

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Legislative updated from WRPA Lobbyist

After a couple weeks of Floor action, the Legislature spent Week 10 focused on committee hearings and policy bills.  At this point of Session, committees are hearing “opposite chamber” bills – meaning ‘alive’ Senate bills are in front of the House and surviving House bills try to avoid ‘dying’ as they wind through the Senate.

And who better to bring a living-and-dying theme to life than a bunch of zombies? They were in Olympia last Tuesday, courtesy of a filming on the Capital campus by the cast and crew of the show “Z Nation.”  Characters in full zombie costumes filmed the show and simultaneously promoted film industry tax incentives that will be before the Senate Ways & Means Committee this coming Wednesday (Senate Bill 6027).

Back in the land of the living, we are coming up on April 1 (no fooling) and April 7 deadlines for policy and fiscal committees on these opposite-chamber bills.  But before that, we will see the unveiling of House operating and capital budgets.  Up until the end of Week 10 we expected the House rollout date to be Monday, March 30; there is now a chance it could be Friday, March 27.  The House budget is expected to include as much as $1.5 billion in new revenue sources, including bringing the B&O tax rate back up to .018 percent (it is at .015 now), instituting a capital gains tax, and establishing some type of carbon pollution charges to be proposed by House Appropriations Chair Ross Hunter (D-Medina/48th Dist.).  The House Capital Budget likely will roll out the same day.

The House-Senate showdown on budgets is already shaping up, as the Senate prepares to introduce budgets without new revenues.  Additionally, Senate budget leaders are contending the House budget will not be a “complete budget” unless House leaders show they can not only introduce new tax-revenue proposals, but assemble the necessary 50 votes to pass them.  House leaders will have a different take on all this, of course.  For a glimpse into the Senate perspective, here’s a look at a “Windows into the Budget” piece by Senate Ways & Means Chair Andy Hill (R-Redmond/45th Dist.), entitled “Unbalanced Budgets don’t’ count.”  Senate Majority Coalition Members are widely referring to and linking it in e-newsletters to their constituents.

Needless to say, the budgets will be a dominant issue over the new few weeks, and we’ll make sure to keep you up to date as everything progresses.

It was a very good Week 10 for us at WRPA, as legislative committees scheduled hearings on our priority bills on outdoor recreation and transportation and sales tax simplification.  Unfortunately, we do have legislation to mandate the deferral of Growth Management Act (GMA) impact fees continuing to advance. Following is an overview of where we stand on 2015 WRPA “Top Priority” and “Support” items, and a bullet-style rundown on a few others.  There are some Week 11 hearings listed at the bottom of this report (Pg. 6).
Top Priorities

Enhance WWRP funding in 2015-17 Capital Budget (Capital Budget):  Not much new to report.  The House will be the “high water mark” and may be looking at $80 million as a funding level.  We are not hearing specific funding levels from the Senate.  We had joined WWRC in pushing for $97 million for the program, while the Governor initiated the discussion with a 2015-17 Capital Budget level of $70 million.

HB 1550 - Department of Revenue (DOR) request legislation on “Amusement and Recreation Services” sales taxes (Policy Bill):  On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing on 1550.  I want to pass along my thanks to Redmond Parks Director Craig Larsen for agreeing to send Recreation Manager Mark Hickok down to Olympia to join me in testifying for this bill.  One of Redmond’s two state Senators, Sen. Andy Hill (R-Redmond/45th Dist.), chairs the Committee.   HB 1550 simplifies sales taxation of “amusement and recreation services” and reduces the administrative tax collection burden associated with these services.  The DOR legislation would statutorily exempt swim lessons as well as basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball leagues.

Re-establish competitive grant funding for the Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) program (Capital Budget):  Not much new to report.  As I have shared previously, the Senate appears prepared to provide $6 million for the YAF in its 2015-17 Capital Budget.  That said, the Senate’s Capital Budget Chair, Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside/15th Dist.), wants to put some type of conditional language with the funding.  Sen. Honeyford does not want to see jurisdictions receive YAF grants and then place new fees, or inordinately high fees, on youth non-profit groups that may well have a significant number of low- and lower-income participants.  We have forwarded three language options to the Senator’s Ways & Means staff coordinator and we are awaiting word back.

Support Key Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Outdoor Recreation (Capital and Operating Budgets; Policy Bills):  The House Environment Committee has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. hearing today (Monday) on ESSB 5843 regarding outdoor recreation.  We expect the two bill sponsors, Sens. Kevin Ranker (D-San Juan Islands/40th Dist.) and Linda Parlette (R-Wenatchee/12th Dist.), to testify in strong support.  5843 includes two key recommendations that came out of a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Outdoor Recreation but were not advanced by Governor Inslee:  1) an outdoor recreation sector lead within the Governor’s office; and 2) re-established funding for the “No Child Left Inside” (NCLI) program.  I will be part of a panel joining the Senators in strong support of 5843.  Funding for these two items will be subject to the budget process.

On other Task Force recommendations in the Governor’s Budget or introduced as bills or budget items:
  • Sustainable State Parks Funding:  Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness/24th Dist.) is taking a lead role on putting together a State Parks funding and outdoor recreation funding budget proposal in the House.  I met last Thursday with Rep. Tharinger and he is looking at a couple of revenue proposals – one involving new revenue and one involving re-directed Watercraft Excise Tax money from the General Fund -- to help provide $23 million in additional funds for State Parks.  I will be meeting today with Daniel Farber of State Parks to discuss this concept further.
  • Real Estate Excise Tax Flexibility:  See below.   
  • “Marine Tourism Bill” – SB 5878/HB 1681:  This legislation, chiefly promoted by the Northwest Marine Trade Association and supported by recreational boaters, would extend the number of months that large, LLC-designated boaters could spend in Washington State waters before being subject to use tax.  The House bill is up for a Tuesday hearing in House Finance while the Senate measure will be heard Wednesday in Ways & Means.
  • “Lid removal” for non-highway purpose fuel tax accounts:  SHB 1738 had a hearing last Monday 16) in the Senate Transportation Committee.  The bill is sponsored by House Transportation Ranking Member Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama/20th Dist.) and co-sponsored by Chairwoman Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island/41st Dist.).  1738 includes a future-year removal of a ‘lid’ that has diverted the percentage allocation of 14 ½ cents of gas tax into the Motor Vehicle Fund rather than into the dedicated accounts for boating facilities, off-road vehicles (“NOVA” account), and snowmobiling.  The legislation targets the year 2031 to fix this issue due to bonding obligations on the transferred funds.

Legislative updated from WRPA Lobbyist

Lawmakers passed through their first major Floor cutoff in Week 9 and narrowed the list of active bills in play.  Legislators also passed the halfway point of the 2015 Session, with many of them flocking home to their Districts to hold weekend Town Hall meetings and hear from home-turf constituents and organizations.
We’re now moving closer to the time when the House will unveil its first Operating and Capital budgets for 2015-17.  The best information we have at this point is that a House Operating Budget rollout will be on Monday, March 30, or within days thereafter.

While we have our own perspective on the key bills and issues, I thought you might find it interesting to see how others viewed the first cutoff.  Linked below to go along with this report is an Associated Press story detailing some of the “alive” and “dead” bills from a ‘how it affects the general public’ vantage point. Read More here.

It was a pretty decent Week 9 for us at WRPA, as bills on outdoor recreation and non-highway fuel tax refunds passed off the Senate and House floors, as did a Public Records Act bill we support.  On the other hand, legislation to flex up Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) funds is in trouble, and legislation to mandate the deferral of Growth Management Act (GMA) impact fees is on the House hearing calendar.

Following is an overview of where we stand on 2015 WRPA “Top Priority” and “Support” items, and a bullet-style rundown on a few other bills.  There are some Week 10 hearings listed at the bottom of this report.

Top Priorities

Enhance WWRP funding in 2015-17 Capital Budget (Capital Budget):  Not much new to report.  As I shared in last week’s report, we are getting signals that the House may be looking at $80 million as a funding level.  We are not hearing specific funding levels from the Senate, but we do know a number of Senators are raising loud concerns about WWRP land acquisition funding going to state resource agencies.  We’ve joined the WWRC in pushing for $97 million for the program, and the Governor started the legislative process by sending over a 2015-17 Capital Budget with a $70 million funding level.

HB 1550 - Department of Revenue (DOR) request legislation on “Amusement and Recreation Services” sales taxes (Policy Bill):  Last Friday, I spoke with Senate Ways & Means Chairman Andy Hill (R-Redmond/45th Dist.) regarding 1550.  It was a very brief but very positive conversation about this bill, which is pending in Ways & Means.  To give you a sense, 1550 is quite similar to ESSB 6472, which Senator Hill sponsored in 2014 and which the Senate passed in 2014.   HB 1550 simplifies sales taxation of “amusement and recreation services” and reduces the administrative tax collection burden associated with these services.  The DOR legislation would statutorily exempt swim lessons as well as basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball leagues.

Re-establish competitive grant funding for the Youth Athletic Facilities (YAF) program (Capital Budget):  Last Friday, I also met with Senate Ways & Means staff to see if there was any word back regarding three different options we shared with the Capital Budget Chair, Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside/15th Dist.), on conditioning YAF funding in the 2015-17 Capital Budget.  I don’t have any new information on Senator Honeyford’s decision on language.  On the good-news side, the Senator appears prepared to provide $6 million for the YAF in his 2015-17 Capital Budget.  That said, he does not want to see jurisdictions receive YAF grants and then place new fees, or what he believes to be inordinate fees, on youth non-profit groups that may well have a significant number of low- and lower-income participants.  We tried very hard to forward options to Senator Honeyford that were not overly prescriptive and that did not undermine your ability to charge particular hourly rates, or rental fees, or special tournament fees.  I’ll let you know as soon as I do!

Support Key Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Outdoor Recreation (Capital and Operating Budgets; Policy Bills):  Last Wednesday, about 90 minutes before the cutoff deadline, the Senate approved ESSB 5843 by a vote of 46-3. Our thanks to bill sponsors Kevin Ranker (D-San Juan Islands/40th Dist.) and Linda Parlette (R-Wenatchee/12th Dist.) for their great work on this one.  5843 would re-ignite two key Blue Ribbon Task Force on Outdoor Recreation recommendations not advanced by Governor Inslee:  1) an outdoor recreation sector lead within the Governor’s office; and 2) re-established funding for the “No Child Left Inside” (NCLI) program.  The Senate adopted two Floor Amendments, one of which would more specifically direct the sector lead to focus on economic development and job creation work related to outdoor recreation, and one of which subjects the new sector lead to Senate confirmation.  5843 had allocated $1.3 million for the two items ($1 million NCLI, $300,000 sector lead), though that funding was stripped in the Ways & Means Committee and is now subject to the budget process.
As for other Task Force recommendations in the Governor’s Budget or introduced as bills or budget items:
  • Sustainable State Parks Funding:  Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness/24th Dist.) is taking a lead role on putting together a State Parks funding and outdoor recreation funding budget proposal in the House.  I will be meeting with Rep. Tharinger later this week and will have more details to report next week.  State Parks is looking for about $23.3 million more than the $136 million in 2015-17 Operating funds for Parks in the Governor’s budget.
  • Real Estate Excise Tax Flexibility:  See below.
  • “Lid removal” for non-highway purpose fuel tax accounts:  SHB 1738 passed unanimously off the House Floor on March 9 and had a very positive hearing today (March 16) in the Senate Transportation Committee.  The bill is sponsored by House Transportation Ranking Member Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama/20th Dist.) and co-sponsored by Chairwoman Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island/41st Dist.).  1738 includes a future-year removal of a ‘lid’ that has diverted the percentage allocation of 14 ½ cents of gas tax into the Motor Vehicle Fund rather than into the dedicated accounts for boating facilities, off-road vehicles (“NOVA” account), and snowmobiling.  The legislation targets the year 2031 to fix this issue – the out-year fix is due to bonding obligations on the transferred funds.

Shine a light on your community’s support for trails: host the 2016 Washington State Trails Conference!

Every two years, the Washington State Trails Coalition (WSTC) brings 300 trail advocates and agency leaders together for two days of networking and information sharing.  Conference speakers and participants from across the state gather to inspire and inform users and providers about trails – including equestrian and stock trails, pedestrian, bicycle, ski, and snowshoe trails, snowmobile, motorbike, and OHV trails, plus water, canoe and kayaking trails.

WSTC is now accepting proposals from communities who wish to host the 2016 Conference.

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Legislative updated from WRPA Lobbyist

Minimum wage, sick leave, voting rights, and oil train safety had time in the sun during Week 8 as lawmakers churned through bills on the House and Senate Floor and passed the halfway point of the 2015 Session.

The issues above received a stamp of approval from the House, mostly on party-line votes that will sharpen the distinctions between the narrowly-controlled Democratic House and the narrowly-controlled Majority Coalition Senate.  The bill to increase the statewide minimum wage (HB 1355) to $12 over four years passed 51-46, the bill to mandate minimum sick leave standards for employers (HB 1356) passed 51-46, and the “Voting Rights Act” (ESHB 1745) passed 52-46.  The bill to enhance oil train and oil spill safety through increased user taxes, reporting, and inspections (ESHB 1449) actually garnered nine Republican votes, passing 60-38 last Thursday night. 

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Legislative updated from WRPA Lobbyist

Legislative updated from WRPA Lobbyist

 

WRPA/WWRC Lobby Day in Olympia Wednesday – THANK YOU!Thanks so much to all of you who trekked to Olympia last Wednesday for the WRPA and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition (WWRC) “Great Outdoors Lobby Day” in the state capital.  It really does make a difference to have our people on the ground, pitching our issues from a “subject matter expert’s” point of view.  We hope the morning briefing, lunch-speakers program, and evening reception were good complements to a day of lobbying on the Hill for all of you.

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Aquatics Network - March Agenda

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Aquatics Retreat

September 27 - 29, 2015
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WRPA Member Passes Away

Katherine Zuleme Luecker

December 12, 1959 – January 27, 2015
Resident of Oakland, CA and Formerly of Portland, OR

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ARPA Educational Session Proposals

The Alaska Recreation and Park Association (ARPA) is accepting education session proposals for the Annual ARPA Conference, October 08 and 09, 2015, in Homer, Alaska.  Do have experience in a particular parks and recreation field you would like to share?  Have you been looking for an opportunity to present to a group of professionals?  Are you interested in seeing the beauty of the last frontier and networking with the most down-to-earth parks and recreation professionals ever?  Now is your chance!  Administration / Customer Service, Aquatics, Park Maintenance, Recreation Services, Therapeutic and Adaptive Recreation, and Wildlands are the areas in which session request are being sought.  Please submit Education Session Proposal Forms by February 28, 2015, to dtyrell@ci.unalaska.ak.us.  D. Tyrell McGirt, ARPA Vice President and Education Chair, can be contacted at (907) 581 – 1297 with any education session proposal questions and concerns.  We look forward to seeing you in Homer as we strive to “Be the Difference”.

Legislative Update from the WRPA Lobbyist

Doug Levy – 2/8/15

Breaking News on Transportation:  I start this report with an encouraging note, having been in contact Friday with key Senators, Senate staff, and Caucus staff involved in all of this.  I can confirm that Senate Majority Coalition Caucus Members and Senate Democrats are very close (“we’re this close,” said one Member, holding his thumb and forefinger a few centimeters apart) to arriving at a deal on a transportation revenue package.  It is hoped that a formal deal could be announced this coming week, though I’m not being provided with a specific day.  What I am gleaning from discussions is that: 

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City of Covington - Request for Proposal

City of Covington
Request for Proposals
for Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Update

The City of Covington is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to evaluate the City of Covington’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan (PROS).  The consultant will evaluate the current plan and will assist in updating the plan to determine current and projected community needs and provide direction for equitable planning and development of the city’s parks, open space, trails, recreation facilities and recreation programs.  All assessment, evaluation, and development will be completed in conjunction with the City of Covington’s parks and recreation staff, commission and relevant stakeholders.
Consultants may pick up the RFP Specification Packet at Covington City Hall located at 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100, Covington, Washington or by sending an email request to Angie Feser at afeser@covingtonwa.gov
Proposals are due January, 2015 by 4:00 PM at the following address. 

City of Covington
Parks and Recreation Department
16720 SE 271st Street, Suite #100
Covington, WA  98042

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City of Fife - Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal
Parks and Recreation Management Software
The City of Fife is requesting proposals from qualified software providers for providing a Parks and Recreation Department Software system. The City’s needs are outlined in a Request for Proposal (RFP) available from the City Clerks Office and the City of Fife website (www.cityoffife.org) . Proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015.  Each proposal shall be submitted in the manner as stated in the RFP available.
Inquiries or questions related to this RFP may be directed to Julie Ryan, Parks, Recreation & Community Services Manager | Phone: 253-896-8652 | Email: jryan@cityoffife.org