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Record No: CB 119151    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119151
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Returned to Clerk
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 12/15/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit); authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation to execute an amendment to the "Agreement between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit for Grant of Non-Exclusive Use of a Light Rail Transit Way as related to the Link Light Rail Transit Project" to reflect the approved alignment for the Link Light Rail Transit Project, including addition of the portion of the Lynnwood Link Extension located within The City of Seattle; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Amendment No. 3 to the Transit Way Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit); authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation to execute an amendment to the “Agreement between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit for Grant of Non-Exclusive Use of a Light Rail Transit Way as related to the Link Light Rail Transit Project” to reflect the approved alignment for the Link Light Rail Transit Project, including addition of the portion of the Lynnwood Link Extension located within The City of Seattle; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

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WHEREAS, since 1996, Sound Transit (formally known as the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, or RTA) has been implementing the voter-approved Sound Move, Sound Transit 2 (ST2), and Sound Transit 3 (ST3) plans for a high-capacity regional transit system for the Central Puget Sound region; and

WHEREAS, the Sound Move and ST2 Plans include the following five electric light-rail lines:  Central Link (downtown Seattle to SeaTac); University Link (downtown Seattle to University of Washington); Northgate Link Extension (University of Washington to Northgate); Lynnwood Link Extension (Northgate to Lynnwood); and East Link (downtown Seattle to Redmond); and

WHEREAS, through a series of resolutions (R99-34; R2001-16; R2005-20; R2006-07; R2011-10; and R2012-13), the Sound Transit Board selected the rail alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location for the four projects that are currently under construction or operating in The City of Seattle (City): Central Link; University Link; Northgate Link Extension; and East Link; and

WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council approved the alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location for the Sound Transit Central Link, University Link, Northgate Link Extension and East Link projects in Resolutions 30128 (adopted April 10, 2000), 30993 (adopted September 24, 2007), and 31465 (adopted September 16, 2013); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 119975, in July 2000, the City and Sound Transit executed an Agreement between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit for Grant of Non-Exclusive Use of a Light Rail Transit Way as Related to the Central Link Light Rail Transit Project (Transit Way Agreement) which reflected the current alignment; and

WHEREAS, the Transit Way Agreement was amended by Ordinance 120788, in September 2002, to include technical corrections, by Ordinance 122504 in 2007, to revise the approved alignment and include the University Link and North Link extensions, among other things, and by Ordinance 124289 in 2013, to again revise the approved alignment and to add the Northgate Link and East Link extensions to the agreement, among other things; and

WHEREAS, on April 23, 2015, the Sound Transit Board adopted Resolution R2015-05, selecting and authorizing the implementation of the light rail alignment for the Lynnwood Link Light Rail Extension Project; and

WHEREAS, a resolution to approve the Lynnwood Link alignment, station locations, and maintenance base is being considered by the Seattle City Council along with this ordinance; and

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Transit Way Agreement is required to reflect the alignment for the Lynnwood Link Light Rail Extension Project in the City and allow Sound Transit to proceed with the Lynnwood Link project; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation is hereby authorized to execute an amendment to the Transit Way Agreement, substantially in the form attached as Attachment 1 to this ordinance, acknowledging the revised alignment for the Link Light Rail Project.

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 _________________________, 2017, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2017.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

 

 

Attachments:

 

Attachment 1 - Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement between The City of Seattle and Sound Transit for Grant of Non-Exclusive Use of a Light Rail Transit Way as Related to the Link Light Rail Transit Project