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Record No: CB 119960    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119960
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/7/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126251
Title: AN ORDINANCE regarding the Transit Service Funding Agreement with King County; authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation to execute an amendment to the agreement extending the term to June 30, 2021; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att A - Transit Service Funding Agreement Amendment 5 v1
Supporting documents: 1. Att A - Transit Service Funding Agreement Amendment 5 v2, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Proposed Amendment, 4. Signed Ordinance 126251, 5. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE regarding the Transit Service Funding Agreement with King County; authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation to execute an amendment to the agreement extending the term to June 30, 2021; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

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WHEREAS, in November 2014, Seattle voters approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Proposition 1, approving a $60 annual vehicle license fee and 0.1 percent sales tax for the purpose of purchasing transit service from King County Metro Transit (“Metro Transit”); and

WHEREAS, on February 27, 2015, Ordinance 124720 was enacted, authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to execute an interlocal agreement (“Agreement”) with Metro Transit to purchase the transit service necessary to implement the transit service approved by voters through the STBD measure; and

WHEREAS, Section 4 of the Agreement provides that Metro Transit’s General Manager and the SDOT Director may extend the Agreement for up to three years without additional approval by the City Council and, in 2018, SDOT and Metro Transit did, in fact, execute an extension to the current Agreement through December 31, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the current Metro Transit service period through which The City of Seattle (“City”) is purchasing fixed route bus service started on September 19, 2020, and ends on March 20, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the City’s STBD-funded partnership with Metro Transit to provide Via to Transit on-demand service in the Rainier Valley runs through April 1, 2021; and

WHEREAS, final reconciliations and invoices will be issued following the end of the above-noted service terms; and

WHEREAS, the King County Council passed Ordinance 19169 on September 29, 2020, approving “Amendment No. 5” to the Agreement, which would extend it through June 30, 2021, NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director, or the Director’s designee, is hereby authorized and directed to execute on behalf of The City of Seattle Amendment No. 5 to the Transit Service Funding Agreement by and between The City of Seattle, in substantially the form as described in Attachment A to this ordinance.

Section 2. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken after its passage and prior to its effective date is ratified and confirmed.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2020, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2020.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2020.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 20.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

Attachments:

Attachment A - Amendment No. 5 to the Transit Service Funding Agreement by and Between King County and The City of Seattle