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File #: 2019-0283    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE naming the Eastside Rail Corridor "Eastrail."
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Kathy Lambert, Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Right-of-Way, Transportation
Clerk 06/26/2019
AN ORDINANCE naming the Eastside Rail Corridor "Eastrail."
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. The ERC is comprised of forty-two miles of regional trail owned and managed by King County, Snohomish County, the cities of Kirkland, Woodinville and Redmond, Sound Transit and Puget Sound Energy.
4. The council established the Eastside Rail Corridor regional advisory committee ("the RAC") on December 10, 2012, under Motion 13801.
5. In 2013, the RAC Creating Connections report recommended that a strategy be developed to brand the entire corridor.
6. The council approved a memorandum of understanding, Motion 14922, on August 14, 2017, to restructure the 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 RAC. In accordance with Motion 14922, the 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 the corridor, compatible with existing identities in several RAC member jurisdictions.
7. On August 24, 2018, the RAC entered into a contract...

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