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File #: 2017-0499    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2017 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/11/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15026
Title: A MOTION providing guidance on the establishment of a Metro transit department.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski, Dave Upthegrove, Claudia Balducci
Attachments: 1. Motion 15026.pdf, 2. 2017-0499 Transit Dept SR-Resha.docx, 3. ATT2. Transit-Mmgmt-Audit Summary 1999.pdf, 4. ATT3. 2016-RPT0100 Transit Function within KC.docx, 5. ATT4. Harold Taniguchi Rob Gannon - King County Metro Transit final.pdf
Staff: Resha, John
Clerk 11/29/2017
A MOTION providing guidance on the establishment of a Metro transit department.
WHEREAS, the county has prioritized the goal of delivering a seamless network of transportation options to get people where they need to go, when they need to get there through Motion 14317 establishing countywide goals, and
WHEREAS, the county is projected to grow by more than 350,000 people and more than 450,000 jobs by 2040, and
WHEREAS, the Metro transit system currently meets the mobility needs associated with over 125 million annual passenger trips, and needs to grow to effectively serve the growth of the county's residential, jobs and social demands; and
WHEREAS, the council established the director of the transit division as a key subordinate unit and requested transmittal of a plan to transition the transit division from a subordinate division within the department of transportation to an executive department through Ordiance 18001, and
WHEREAS, the executive has directed the executive's staff to begin the formation of a Metro transit department to most expediently and innovatively meet the region's growth management challenges;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
The executive is requested to:
A. Form a transition team to establish a Metro transit department by January 1, 2019. This team, as it conducts its work to recommend organizational, operational and other changes to the transit general manager and the executive, may be called upon to brief the council's standing and regional committees;
B. Prepare the 2019-2020 executive proposed budget reflective of a Metro transit department and related changes to other King County departments, funds and rates;
C. Develop and transmit an ordinance that would amend K.C.C. chapter 2.16 to establish a Metro transit department with organizational emphasis on:
1. Delivery of mobility services to the people, businesses and communities of King County;
2. In...

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