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File #: 2016-0238    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2016 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/5/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14675
Title: A MOTION relating to public transportation, accepting a report, including a work plan, that provides options and recommendations on how to implement transit-related policies in response to Motion 14441.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Transportation
Attachments: 1. Motion 14675.pdf, 2. A. Transit Safety and Equity Report - Response to King County Council Motion 14441, 3. 2016-0238 legislative review form.pdf, 4. A. Transit Safety and Equity Report - Response to King County Council Motion 14441, 5. 2016-0238 transmittal letter.docx, 6. 2016-0237 and 2016-0238_SR_Treatment_for_Transit_Violations-Final.docx, 7. 2016-0237 and 2016-0238_ATT5_Motion_14441.pdf, 8. 2016-0237 and 2016-0238_ATT4_Motion_ 14441_Extension_Letter.docx
Staff: Aldebot-Green, Scarlett
Drafter
Clerk 05/02/2016
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A MOTION relating to public transportation, accepting a report, including a work plan, that provides options and recommendations on how to implement transit-related policies in response to Motion 14441.
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WHEREAS, Motion 14441, was passed by the council October 26, 2015; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the county that juveniles should not be charged criminally for fare evasion on transit division (also known as "Metro Transit") buses. Juveniles may still be issued civil citations for failure to pay appropriate fare on Metro Transit buses, but failure to respond to these civil citations or to pay fines associated with these citations should not give rise to criminal charges, and
WHEREAS it is also the policy of the county that both Metro Transit's suspension of use process and the process to appeal any suspensions of use for violations of K.C.C. chapter 28.96 (commonly known as "the Metro Transit Code of Conduct"), infractions or criminal charges that do not involve violence should align with the county's equity and social justice principles in both intent and impact, and provide due process protections. Further, in considering more equitable processes, the potential impact of a suspension of use privileges on that individual's ability to attend school, to work, to comply with court-mandated appointments, to take part in mental health or substance abuse treatment or to engage in other activities that might benefit the individual's development or well-being should be considered. Whenever possible, the impact of a suspension of use privilege should be mitigated by creating reasonable and reasonably enforceable exemptions, including when a suspension of use becomes effective, and by reasonably calculating the length of suspension to achieve its desired impact, and
WHEREAS, it is also the policy of the county to improve geographic equity of access to court for individuals living throughout King County who are cited ...

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