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Record No: CB 118402    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118402
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/29/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124796
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to transportation; providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City at an election to be held on November 3, 2015, a proposition authorizing the City to levy regular property taxes for up to nine years in excess of the limitation on levies in Chapter 84.55 RCW for the purpose of providing City facilities and services, including transportation improvements, both capital and operating, with possible debt financing; creating a new oversight committee; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Tom Rasmussen
Attachments: 1. Att A: Spending Breakdown.
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Substitute (added 6/29/15), 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Summary Att A: SDOT Transportation Levy, 4. Mayor's Transmittal Letter, 5. Amendment 1 - CM Licata Decrease Levy, 6. Amendment 3 - CM Licata Use of Funds, 7. Amendment 4 - CM Burgess Safe Routes - revised v2, 8. Amendment 5 - CM Burgess Spending Breakdown - revised, 9. Amendment 6 - CM Rasmussen GSF Support for SDOT, 10. Amendment 7 - CM Rasmussen New Categories Limits - revised, 11. Amendment 8 - CM Rasmussen, Godden Amend Spending Breakdown, 12. Amendment 9 - CM Licata Reporting, 13. Amendment 10 - CM O'Brien Bridges - revised, 14. Amendment 11 - CM Okamoto Bridge and Structures Recital, 15. Amendment 12 - CM Okamoto Structures Expertise on Oversight Committee, 16. Amendment 13 - CM Okamoto Structures and Bridges Annual Report, 17. Amendment 15 - CM Licata Conditioning Use of Funds, 18. Amendment 17 - CM Harrell Accessible Mount Baker, 19. Amendment 19 - CM Bagshaw Safe Routes Recital, 20. Central Staff Issue Identification Presentation (5/29/15), 21. Central Staff Issue Identification Memo (5/29/15), 22. Levy Proposal Presentation (6/2/15), 23. Amendment 1 - CM Licata Decrease Levy (6/9/15), 24. Amendment 2 - CM Licata EHT and CPT (6/9/15), 25. Amendment 3 - CM Licata Use of Funds (6/9/15), 26. Amendment 4 - CM Burgess Safe Routes (6/9/15), 27. Amendment 5 - CM Burgess Spending Breakdown (6/9/15), 28. Amendment 6 - CM Rasmussen GSF Support for SDOT (6/9/15), 29. Amendment 7 - CM Rasmussen New Categories Limits (6/9/15), 30. Amendment 8 - CM Rasmussen Amend Spending Breakdown (6/9/15), 31. Amendment 9 - CM Licata Reporting (6/9/15), 32. Amendment 10 - CM O'Brien Bridges (6/9/15), 33. Safe Routes to School Presentaion (added 6/9/15), 34. Signed Ordinance 124796
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to transportation; providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City at an election to be held on November 3, 2015, a proposition authorizing the City to levy regular property taxes for up to nine years in excess of the limitation on levies in Chapter 84.55 RCW for the purpose of providing City facilities and services, including transportation improvements, both capital and operating, with possible debt financing; creating a new oversight committee; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, Seattle is one of the fastest-growing major cities in the country, gaining 100,000 new residents and more than 50,000 jobs in the last 20 years, and this growth is a boon to our economy and a test for our transportation system; and
WHEREAS, as Seattle's Comprehensive Plan directs, two-thirds of these new residents and jobs have been located in urban centers and villages that are walkable and easy to serve with transit; and
WHEREAS, Seattle is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan for 2035 and the public feedback received to date supports continuing to concentrate Seattle's growth in walkable, mixed-use, transit-rich urban villages; and
WHEREAS, public surveys and feedback continue to rank transportation as the highest priority issue area in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, Seattle is a built-out city where it is difficult to widen existing streets or build new streets, and the existing network of streets needs to be able to carry as much of the increasing numbers of people and goods as efficiently as possible; and
WHEREAS, maintaining safe and accessible pedestrian routes for all residents is central to relieving congestion and improving mobility; and
WHEREAS, the City of Seattle is located in an active seismic zone with the potential for a major seismic event and reinforcing the City's bridges and structures is a priority; and ...

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