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File #: 2014-0059    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2014 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/18/2014
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14081
Title: A MOTION expressing King County's transportation system needs, including support for the submittal by the King County transportation district of a ballot measure for local transportation funding and recommending elements to be included in the measure.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Attachments: 1. Motion 14081.pdf, 2. 2014-0059 Staff Report - KCC-TBD position.docx, 3. 14081 Amendment package 2-18-14.pdf
Drafter
Clerk 02/19/2014
Title
A MOTION expressing King County's transportation system needs, including support for the submittal by the King County transportation district of a ballot measure for local transportation funding and recommending elements to be included in the measure.
Body
WHEREAS, the King County council unanimously adopted Motion 13987 expressing support for a special session of the Washington state Legislature to address statewide, regional and local transportation needs, and
WHEREAS, the Washington state Legislature did meet in special session in November 2013, but did not address statewide, regional or local transportation needs, and
WHEREAS, the county's transit and unincorporated area roads funding continues to be insufficient to meet current adopted requirements as stated in Motion 13987, and
WHEREAS, cities in King County have over $1.3 billion in maintenance and preservation needs alone over the next six years and have identified a need of over $3 billion for mobility projects over the next six years, and
WHEREAS, the adopted Strategic Plan for Road Services identifies the goals, priorities and funding needs for King County's unincorporated area roadway facilities, which as of January 2013 identifies an annual funding shortfall of up to one hundred thirty million dollars to maximize the life of the existing road system, and
WHEREAS, the adopted Strategic Plan for Public Transportation and the King County Metro Service Guidelines identify the goals, priorities and funding needs for the King County Metro transit system, which as of November 2013 identifies an immediate need to reduce up to six hundred thousand existing annual service hours to operate within current funding levels and an additional annual funding shortfall of more than fifty-one million dollars to meet current target service levels, and
WHEREAS, the council has formed the King County Transportation District consistent with chapter 36.73 RCW, in order to ...

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