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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, 4. Signed Ordinance 126285, 5. Affidavit of Publication

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 attached to this ordinance as Attachment A.

Section 2. SDOT will report to the Council's Transportation and Utilities Committee, or its successor committee, on all future service change proposals contemplated under section 2.7 of the interlocal agreement. SDOT will report the initial service change proposal at the same time such a proposal is submitted to King County Metro and will report on King County Metro's subsequent acceptance or revisions to the proposal.

Section 3. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken after its passage and prior to its effective date is ratified and confirmed.

 

Section 4. 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 _________________________, 2021, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2021.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved / returned unsigned / vetoed this ________ day of _________________, 2021.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2021.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

Attachments:

Attachment A - Transit Service Funding Agreement by and Between King County and The City of Seattle