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Record No: CB 119998    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119998
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/22/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126285
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation to execute a Transit Service Funding Agreement with King County Metro Transit in order to implement Proposition 1 as approved by Seattle voters in the 2020 General Election; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att A - Transit Service Funding Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation to execute a Transit Service Funding Agreement with King County Metro Transit in order to implement Proposition 1 as approved by Seattle voters in the 2020 General Election; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, on July 27, 2020, by Ordinance 126115, the City placed Proposition 1 on the November 3, 2020 ballot authorizing a 0.15 percent sales and use tax through April 1, 2027 as a replacement for the Seattle Transportation Benefit District measure that passed in 2014 and expired on December 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on November 3, 2020, City of Seattle Proposition 1 was approved by a majority of qualified Seattle electors; and
WHERAS, on December 7, 2020, the City Council passed Ordinance 126250 to impose the revenue measure authorized by approval of Proposition 1; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle intends to implement Proposition 1, as defined in Ordinance 126115, including purchase of King County Metro Transit services with over 65 percent of stops within Seattle; transit access for low-income residents, workers, seniors, and youth; transit infrastructure maintenance and capital improvements; and emerging mobility needs related to COVID-19 response and recovery, and closure of the West Seattle High Bridge; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle will begin ramping up the transit service elements of these Proposition 1 programs by purchasing more than 190,000 annual transit service hours from Metro Transit, beginning March 20, 2021; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director is hereby authorized and directed to execute on behalf of The City of Seattle an interlocal agreement with King County, in the form negotiated and accepted by the Director, consistent with the key terms in the version ...

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