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Record No: CB 119868    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119868
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/8/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126162
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to use of City right-of-way by free-floating scooters; amending Section 15.17.005 of the Seattle Municipal Code; adopting a Free-Floating Scooter Share Program Fee Schedule; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation - Seattle Free-Floating Scooter Share Pilot Program, 3. Presentation - Share Pilot Permit Requirements (added; 8/19/20)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to use of City right-of-way by free-floating scooters; amending Section 15.17.005 of the Seattle Municipal Code; adopting a Free-Floating Scooter Share Program Fee Schedule; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, in July 2018, City Council passed Ordinance 125634 adopting a free-floating bike share program and fee schedule by allowing private free-floating bike share companies to deploy free-floating bikes on sidewalks citywide; and
WHEREAS, the introduction of free-floating scooter share pilot programs has proliferated across the United States and the world; and
WHEREAS, Seattle is now designing a pilot permit program for free-floating scooter share; and
WHEREAS, no permit administrative fees exist to cover the expected costs of administering a free-floating scooter share pilot permit program and its program goals; and
WHEREAS, Section 15.04.074 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) authorizes and directs the Director of Transportation to prepare and recommend to the City Council fees applicable to street and sidewalk use permits commensurate with the cost of administering, reviewing, issuing, inspecting, and policing permits granted for the uses; and
WHEREAS, SMC Section 15.17.005 will be amended to reflect this new type of mobility and authorize vending; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 15.17.005 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125946, is amended as follows:
15.17.005 Authorized vending in public places
No person shall vend to the public in a public place unless authorized below:
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D. The vendor is vending bicycles, other mobility devices, helmets, or other ((bike-share-related)) related merchandise that is made available for general public use and has been authorized by a separate permit.
Section 2. The Seattle Department of Transport...

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