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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

17

Oct

2014

National Disaster Resilience Competition – Your City May be Eligible

On June 14, 2014, President Obama announced the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC).

19

Sep

2014

Did you get a Public Works Trust Fund Loan Between 1998 and 2008?

AWC has recently learned that cities who received PWTF loans between 1998 and 2008 are being asked by the Department of Commerce to agree to change the payment date for their loans from July 1 to June 1.

8

Aug

2014

Public Works Board Approves 2016 Construction Loan List

This afternoon (Friday, August 8) the Public Works Board approved the 2016 construction loan.

8

Aug

2014

More Stories of Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

AWC is rolling out stories from across the state as part of our efforts to draw attention to the need to restore funding for local infrastructure.

2

Jun

2014

Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

AWC is launching a new series of articles as part of our effort to draw attention to the need for the State to restore funding for local infrastructure.

2

Jun

2014

House Capital Budget Committee welcomes Senators to hear about potential new infrastructure investment package

On May 13, a packed committee room heard a series of presentations on financing the State’s stormwater, flood protection, and water supply needs.

28

May

2014

Public Works Trust Fund Survey Responses Requested

Did your city lose out on a Public Works Trust Fund loan when the legislature swept all of the funds in 2013?

18

Apr

2014

No action on infrastructure

Several of AWC’s priorities this year related to one idea: resources and tools to finance local infrastructure.

9

Apr

2014

What is happening with the Public Works Trust Fund?

Are you confused that the Public Works Board is soliciting applications for Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) loans after you had heard that the money for the PWTF had been swept by the legislature?

21

Mar

2014

Legislature fails to make new investments in infrastructure

City infrastructure needs are great and investment in local infrastructure creates jobs and promotes economic development.

28

Feb

2014

Public Works Trust Fund bill – Still not scheduled for public hearing

SHB 2244, the bill that restores diverted revenues to the Public Works Assistance Account at the end of this fiscal biennium, passed the House on February 18, but has still not been scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Ways & Means Committee.

28

Feb

2014

Bill would impact cities’ utility rate authority for manufactured housing communities

ESB 5514 specifies that “A city, town, or metropolitan municipal corporation may not charge rates, charges, non-capital fees, or other costs for any vacant lot in a manufactured housing community while the lot is vacant unless the lot is receiving individually water, light, power, or heat services or the landlord voluntarily elects to continue the rates, charges, non-capital fees, or other costs during the period the lot is vacant.”

19

Feb

2014

House passes bill to restore revenues for Public Works Assistance Account – Now it’s time to contact your Senators

Yesterday afternoon the House passed SHB 2244 which would restore revenues for the Public Works Assistance Account beginning July 1, 2015.

14

Feb

2014

Water/sewer district assumption bill clears Senate Rules Committee

SB 6008, opposed by AWC, would require a public vote of an entire water-sewer district when cities exercise their authority to assume all or a portion of a district.

12

Feb

2014

Public Works Trust Fund bill passes out of Committee – contact your Representatives now to keep it moving

SHB 2244 returns diverted revenues to the Public Works Trust Fund beginning with the 2015-17 biennium.
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