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Record No: Res 31687    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/1/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION declaring the intention of the City Council to hold a public hearing relating to changing the assessment rates for the West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Signed Res 31687
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION declaring the intention of the City Council to hold a public hearing relating to changing the assessment rates for the West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area.
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WHEREAS, in 1987, through Ordinance 113326, the City established the West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA), providing for the levy of special assessments upon businesses within the PBIA for the purpose of enhancing conditions for operation of those businesses; and
WHEREAS, in July 1999, through Ordinance 119539, the City increased the original assessment rates for the PBIA; and
WHEREAS, in 2001, through Ordinance 120570, the City clarified the legislation to more accurately describe and implement the intent of the petitioners who requested that the City create the PBIA; and
WHEREAS, in March 2005, the City passed Ordinance 121758, increasing the established assessment rates for the PBIA, and there has been no subsequent increase in the assessment rates; and
WHEREAS, on May 25, 2016, the PBIA held a public ratepayer meeting to discuss increased expenses, highlighted a proposal to address the budget situation, and received feedback from its ratepayers; and
WHEREAS, on June 10, 2016, the ratepayer advisory board for the West Seattle Junction Association, which oversees the PBIA, voted to increase all assessment rates by ten percent for the purpose of preventing reduction in services due to inflation in prices; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:
Section 1. The City Council declares its intention to modify the special assessment rates for the West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area, as follows:
(a) In Zone A, retail businesses will pay $3.025 per $1,000 gross income of the business annually and non-retail businesses will pay $1.513 per $1,000, to a maximum of $4,114 annually.
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