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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 Transportation (Department) Free-Floating Scooter Share Program Fee Schedule is adopted as follows:

Fee Type

Fee Amount

Permit Issuance and Renewal

$232 for issuance or $176 for renewal as specified in the Street Use Permit Fee Schedule or as subsequently amended

Permit Hourly Review and Inspection Rate

$278 per hour of review as specified in the Street Use Permit Fee Schedule or as subsequently amended

Administrative Fee per year

For vendors approved during the initial application period

$150 per permitted scooter or other approved device

 

For vendors approved after the initial application period

$150 per permitted scooter or other approved device, prorated by month

 

Section 3.  The Department is authorized to charge lower administrative fees if further analysis demonstrates to the Department that it can cover scooter share related costs for less than the fees authorized in Section 1 of this ordinance.

Section 4. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken prior to its effective date is ratified and confirmed.

 

Section 5. 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 _________________________, 2020.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

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