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Record No: CB 119670    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119670
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/25/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125983
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to the Traffic Code; amending Sections 11.14.113, 11.23.030, 11.23.120, 11.31.121, and 11.72.220 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); and repealing Section 11.23.032 of the SMC.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE related to the Traffic Code; amending Sections 11.14.113, 11.23.030, 11.23.120, 11.31.121, and 11.72.220 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); and repealing Section 11.23.032 of the SMC.
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WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) authorizes permits, parking payment devices, and temporary no-parking reservations to manage public rights-of-way; and
WHEREAS, timely delivery of commercial goods and services supports a prosperous economy; and
WHEREAS, the demand for curbside loading in Downtown Seattle and other business districts often exceeds available supply, and more dependable availability of load zones for commercial deliveries minimizes congestion; and
WHEREAS, one identified problem at Commercial Vehicle Load Zones is that unauthorized, non-commercial vehicles sometimes use the zones for longer-term parking and the citation fine is relatively low compared to impacts on urban goods delivery; and
WHEREAS, the SDOT Traffic Permits Counter is currently unable to meet customer service standards due to increased workload and requires additional staffing to improve processing times of permits and respond to customer inquiries; and
WHEREAS, the workload and demands on the SDOT Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit have increased and require additional staffing to effectively address commercial vehicle-related mobility issues in increasingly congested areas of Seattle; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 11.14.113 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 114518, is amended as follows:
11.14.113 Commercial vehicle load zone ((.))
"Commercial vehicle load zone" means a portion of a street designated by a sign and yellow paint markings or other traffic-control devices that is reserved for the exclusive use ((of)) for expeditious loading and unloading of commercial goods by commercial vehi...

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