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File #: 2016-0226    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2016 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/6/2016
Enactment date: 6/16/2016 Enactment #: 18299
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to road names; providing for the honorary designation of county roads; and amending Ordinance 8766, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 16.08.060.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Roads
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18299.pdf, 2. 2016-0226_SR_Honorary_Roads.docx
Staff: Kaye, Lise
Drafter
Clerk 04/14/2016
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to road names; providing for the honorary designation of county roads; and amending Ordinance 8766, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 16.08.060.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. On August 19, 2013, the King County council passed Ordinance 17640 establishing a process by which a member of the public could request an honorary street designation as an alternate to changing the street name.
2. An honorary street name is a secondary name for a street or a portion of a street but does not replace the legal street name.
3. Honorary street name designation is limited to individuals, organizations, entities and events of local significance to the county as determined by the council.
4. Designation of an honorary street name requires council approval by ordinance.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings: The council finds honorary street designations a worthy and respectful method of recognizing individuals, organizations, entities and events of local significance to the county and wishes to streamline the process for those designations.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 8766, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 16.08.060 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A.1. Notwithstanding K.C.C. 16.08.010 and 16.08.020, the council reserves the option of changing street names or changing numbered streets to named streets.
2. An application to the council for street renaming shall contain the signatures of the majority of persons having ownership in properties addressed on the street to be renamed.
3. The council shall mail notice of a proposed name change to all property owners whose addresses would be changed at least twenty days before council action. A change of street name shall be accomplished by the adoption of an ordinance.
B. The council shall consider technical input from the department, locational and development characteristics relative to the street, and the impa...

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