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Record No: CB 119833    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119833
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed at Full Council
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/27/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126115
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to a sales and use tax; providing for the submission to qualified electors of the City at an election to be held on November 3, 2020, a proposition to collect a sales and use tax to fund transit and related transportation programs in Seattle.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1, 3. Proposed Amendment 2, 4. Proposed Amendment 3, 5. Proposed Amendment 6 (added 7/27/20), 6. Proposed Amendment 6b (added 7/27/20), 7. Proposed Amendment 7b (added 7/27/20), 8. Proposed Amendment 8b (added 7/27/20), 9. Central Staff Memo, 10. Amendment 1 (Pedersen-Herbold), 11. Amendment 2 (Pedersen), 12. Amendment 3 (Morales-Gonzalez), 13. Amendment 4 (Pedersen), 14. Amendment 5 (Herbold), 15. Amendment 6A (Sawant), 16. Amendment 6B (Pedersen-Herbold), 17. Amendment 7 (Morales-Pedersen), 18. Amendment 8 (Morales) (added; 7/17/20), 19. Signed Ordinance 126115
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to a sales and use tax; providing for the submission to qualified electors of the City at an election to be held on November 3, 2020, a proposition to collect a sales and use tax to fund transit and related transportation programs in Seattle.
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WHEREAS, the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapter 36.73, provides for the establishment of transportation benefit districts by cities and counties and authorizes those districts to levy and impose various taxes and fees to generate revenues to support transportation improvements that benefit the district and that are consistent with state, regional, or local transportation plans and necessitated by existing or reasonably foreseeable congestion levels; and
WHEREAS, City of Seattle Ordinance 123397 created the Seattle Transportation Benefit District for preserving and maintaining transportation infrastructure, improving public safety, implementing elements of the Seattle Transportation Strategic Plan and other planning documents, investing in bicycle, pedestrian, freight mobility and transit enhancements, and providing people with choices to meet their mobility needs; and
WHEREAS, in STBD Resolution 12, the Governing Board of the STBD submitted a ballot measure ("STBD Proposition 1") to the qualified electors of the STBD to authorize up to a 0.1 percent sales and use tax and an annual vehicle license fee of up to an additional $60 per registered vehicle with a $20 rebate for low-income individuals, for the purposes of funding additional transit service in Seattle for a six-year term expiring on December 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on November 4, 2014, STBD Proposition 1 was approved by a majority of qualified electors of the STBD; and
WHEREAS, on December 1, 2014, in STBD Resolution 14, the Governing Board of the STBD imposed the revenue measures authorized by the voters through the approval of STBD Proposition 1; a...

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