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File #: 2019-0398    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2019 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/9/2019
Enactment date: 10/9/2019 Enactment #: 15531
Title: A MOTION naming the Eastside Rail Corridor "Eastrail."
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Reagan Dunn, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Natural Resources, Department of, Port of Seattle
Attachments: 1. Motion 15531, 2. 2019-0397;0398_SR_Eastrail Rename
Staff: Tracy, Jake
Drafter
Clerk 09/13/2019
Title
A MOTION naming the Eastside Rail Corridor "Eastrail."
Body
WHEREAS, on July 20, 2005, King County enacted Ordinance 15233, authorizing the Eastside Rail Corridor acquisition project for the preservation of transportation right-of-way in eastside King County cities and unincorporated areas, and
WHEREAS, on December 17, 2007, the county executive, the Port of Seattle and the BNSF Railway Company entered into a memorandum of understanding laying the groundwork for the Eastside Rail Corridor ("the ERC"). The ERC was first defined by the council through this memorandum of understanding executed under Ordinance 15995 as the coupling of the Woodinville Subdivision and Redmond Spur, a forty-two-mile corridor vital to the economic future of King County and six separate Eastside jurisdictions, and
WHEREAS, the ERC is comprised of approximately forty-two miles of corridor owned and managed by King County, Snohomish County, the cities of Kirkland, Woodinville and Redmond, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) and Puget Sound Energy, and
WHEREAS, the council established the Eastside Rail Corridor regional advisory council ("the ERC RAC") on December 10, 2012, under Motion 13801, and
WHEREAS, in 2013, the ERC RAC "Creating Connections" report recommended that a strategy be developed to brand the entire corridor, and
WHEREAS, the council approved a memorandum of understanding, Motion 14922, on August 14, 2017, to restructure the ERC RAC to include additional jurisdictions and stakeholders as members as well as to expand its scope of work to align with the 2013 "Creating Connections" report and the 2016 work plan adopted by the ERC RAC. In accordance with Motion 14922, the ERC RAC serves as a venue for coordinating efforts of member jurisdictions to advance common goals such as advocating for the funding and implementation of Trail Master Plan improvements and collaborating to develop a brand identity for th...

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