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File #: 2016-0387    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 7/25/2016 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation; requiring a transit restructure impact study for certain transit service changes that require approval by ordinance, and making technical corrections; amending Ordinance 11033, Section 5 and K.C.C. 28.94.020, adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 28.92, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 28.94 and repealing Ordinance 11962, Section 3, and K.C.C. 28.92.050.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Code sections: 28.92 - ., 28.92.050 - ., 28.94 - , 28.94.020 - .
Attachments: 1. 2016-0387_SR_Transit Impact Study.docx, 2. ATT2_Public_Engagement_&_Transparency.pdf, 3. ATT3_Amdt1.docx, 4. 2016-0387_SR_Transit Impact Study.docx, 5. ATT3_MetroTimeline08-25-16.pdf, 6. 2016-0387_REVISED_SR_Transit Impact Study.docx
Staff: Carlson, Paul
Drafter
Clerk 08/31/2016
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to public transportation; requiring a transit restructure impact study for certain transit service changes that require approval by ordinance, and making technical corrections; amending Ordinance 11033, Section 5 and K.C.C. 28.94.020, adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 28.92, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 28.94 and repealing Ordinance 11962, Section 3, and K.C.C. 28.92.050.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. The transit division public engagement model, adopted by K.C.C. 2.124.010, and reflecting a League of Women Voters recommendation to the municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, provides for public involvement in bus service changes including documentation provided to the council.
B. The Strategic Plan for Public Transportation Goal 7, Public Engagement and Transparency, calls for robust public engagement that informs, involves and empowers people and communities. Detailed policy direction is outlined in Strategy 7.1.1, "engage the public in the planning process and improve customer outreach," and Strategy 7.2.1, "communicate service change concepts, the decision-making process, and public transportation information in language that is accessible and easy to understand."
C. The King County Metro Service Guidelines, in its Planning and Community Engagement section, describes the significant planning process required to ensure that each major service change provides adequate public outreach.
D. The public engagement process for a service change affecting five or more routes that have scheduled service in any single King County council district can be more easily understood by members of the public through the provision of a transit restructure impact study that clearly describes the changes under consideration and clearly explains how a member of the public can comment on the proposed changes.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 11962, Section 3, and K.C.C. 2...

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