Bi-State Coordination Committee Documents
Bi-State Transportation Committee Resolution 10-23-03
For the Purpose of Endorsing a Bi-State Committee to Discuss and Make Recommendations about Transportation and Land Use, With Consideration of Economic Development, Environmental, and Environmental Justice Issues of Bi-State Significance and Recommending Creation of Such Committee
WHEREAS, in 1999, the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) and Metro established a Bi-State Transportation Committee to develop recommendations to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) and RTC on bi-state transportation issues; and,
WHEREAS, on various dates in November and December 2003 and January 2004 member agencies of the Bi-State Transportation Committee including the Regional Transportation Council of Southwest Washington, Metro Policy Advisory Committee, Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation, Metro Council, C-TRAN, TriMet, Washington State Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, City of Portland, Multnomah County, Clark County and the Port of Vancouver approved the Bi-State Coordination Charter; and
WHEREAS, jurisdictions on both side of the Columbia River can be affected by land use, , transportation, economic development, environmental, and environmental justice decisions made by other jurisdictions in the bi-state area; and,
WHEREAS; the June 2002 Final Strategic Plan of the I-5 Transportation and Trade Partnership recommended that the Bi-State Transportation Committee “…expand its role to review and advise JPACT, RTC, other councils, commissions and boards on: 1. Management plans, interchange plans and agreements and transit station plans for the I-5 Corridor; and 2. Other transportation, land use and economic development issues of bi-state significance”; and
WHEREAS, the Final Strategic Plan of the I-5 Transportation and Trade Partnership recommended that a community enhancement fund be established for use in the impacted areas in the I-5 Corridor in Oregon and Washington and that “The Bi-State Coordination Committee would recommend the specific details in conjunction with the Environmental Justice Work Group...”; and,
WHEREAS, the recommendations of the Final Strategic Plan of the I-5 Transportation and Trade Partnership were endorsed by the RTC, JPACT and the Metro Council; and,
WHEREAS, the Bi-State Transportation Committee finds that the opportunity to discuss and make recommendations about issues of bi-state significance concerning land use and transportation, with particular consideration of economic development, environmental, and environmental justice issues, by a Bi-State Coordination Committee would provide more and better information, encourage better cooperation among jurisdictions and coordination of scarce public resources; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED,
- The Bi-State Transportation Committee endorses the creation of a Bi-State Coordination Committee as described in the draft Charter, labeled Exhibit A and attached hereto.
- The Bi-State Transportation Committee recommends that the RTC, JPACT and Metro Council, formally endorse the creation of a Bi-State Coordination Committee and approval of the Charter.
- The Bi-State Transportation Committee recommends that RTC, JPACT and the Metro Council authorize the release of the draft Charter for local government consideration.
- The Bi-State Transportation Committee recommends that RTC, JPACT and the Metro Council, upon receipt of local government resolutions of support for the draft Charter, adopt the draft Charter and create a Bi-State Committee, replacing the Bi-State Transportation Committee.
ADOPTED by the Bi-State Transportation Committee this 23rd day of October 2003.
Chair Bi-State Transportation Committee,
Clark County Commissioner