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Record No: CB 120202    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120202
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/22/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126486
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Traffic Code; modifying fees associated with car sharing; clarifying certain definitions; establishing Seattle Department of Transportation authority for managing free-floating zone service areas; and amending Sections 11.14.087, 11.23.150, and 11.23.160 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126486, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Traffic Code; modifying fees associated with car sharing; clarifying certain definitions; establishing Seattle Department of Transportation authority for managing free-floating zone service areas; and amending Sections 11.14.087, 11.23.150, and 11.23.160 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, in November 2009, Council passed Ordinance 123162, which authorized parking privileges for car sharing activities and established a car share permit fee; and
WHEREAS, in December 2012, Council passed Ordinance 124063, which created a free-floating car sharing permit and program and established fees; and
WHEREAS, in January 2015, Council passed Ordinance 124689, which expanded the car share permit program to allow for more operators and increased the fee; and
WHEREAS, portions of both the car share fee and the free-floating car share fee have historically been calculated to reflect the foregone paid parking revenue the City would otherwise have received from on-street paid parking; and
WHEREAS, starting in 2020, paid parking revenues have declined significantly due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the return of on-street paid parking rates at significantly lower than pre-pandemic rates; and
WHEREAS, the City Transportation Electrification Blueprint in 2021 named a goal to have 100 percent of shared mobility be electric by 2030; and
WHEREAS, operators provided the valuable service of car sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic, serving essential travel needs for Seattle residents; and
WHEREAS, car sharing continues to provide an alternative to vehicle ownership in alignment with climate goals; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 11.14.087 of the Seattle Municipal Code, enacted by Ordinance 122779, is amended as follows:
11.14.087 Car sharing((.))
"Car sharing" is a system in which a fleet of cars (...

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