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File #: 2020-0417    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Local Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/13/2021
Enactment date: 7/29/2021 Enactment #: 19316
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to electric vehicle parking regulations in residential and nonresidential development in unincorporated King County; adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 21A.06 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 21A.18.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Reagan Dunn, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Development Regulations, Parking, Vehicles
Code sections: 21A.06 - , 21A.18 - *
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19316, 2. 2020-0417 Amendment 2, 3. 2020-0417 Legislative Review Form, 4. 2020-0417 04 Regulatory Note-EV-Ordinance-101620, 5. 2020-0417 05 Plain Language Summary-EV-Ordinance-101620, 6. 2020-0417 06 Dept. of Commerce Acknowledge Letter_2020-S-1694-EV-Ordinance, 7. 2020-0417 07 Dept. of Commerce Letter of Support-EV-Ordinance, 8. 2020-0417 08 Public Notice Of Intent To Amend-EV-Ordinance-081720, 9. 2020-0417 Copy of 03 Fiscal Note-EV-Ordinance-101620, 10. 2020-0417 Signed Transmittal Letter-EV-Ordinance-101620, 11. 2020-0417_SR_EV, 12. 2020-0417_ATT2_S1_EV, 13. 2020-0417_ATT3_S1_EV_Redline, 14. 2020-0417_ATT4_EV Charging Infrastrcutre Options Report, 15. 2020-0417_SR_dated_03232021_EV, 16. 2020-0417_ATT2_Striking Amendment S2_EV, 17. 2020-0417_ATT3_Redline_Striking Amendment S2_EV, 18. 2020-0417_ATT4_AMD1_Small Lot, 19. 2020-0417_Revised SR_EV, 20. 2020-0417 EV-Charging-SEPA-Checklist-050421, 21. 2020-0417 SEPA NOD - EV charging Ord, 22. 2020-0417 SEPA TD -EV charging code amendments
Staff: Tracy, Jake
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to electric vehicle parking regulations in residential and nonresidential development in unincorporated King County; adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 21A.06 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 21A.18.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. A 2020 report from the American Lung Association found that "widespread transition to zero-emission transportation technologies could produce emission reductions in 2050 that could add up to $72 billion in avoided health harms, saving approximately 6,300 lives and avoiding more than 93,000 asthma attacks and 416,000 lost work days annually due to significant reductions in transportation-related pollution."
B. King County's 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan highlights the importance of reducing transportation emissions, identifying increased electric vehicle charging as a strategy that could yield a notable greenhouse gas reduction and upon which local government could have a strong direct influence.
C. The King County executive has proposed a goal that every passenger-class vehicle sold in King County be electric by 2035.
D. King County is working to reduce transportation-related emissions with a broad coalition of stakeholders including King County cities, utilities, businesses, labor and those communities most disproportionately impacted by climate change and poor air quality.
E. The 2019-2020 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 18835, Section 84, as amended by Ordinance 19021, Section 46, Proviso P8, requires that $100,000 of the appropriation shall not be expended or encumbered until the King County executive transmits a report on options to require, incentivize or otherwise ensure electric-vehicle-charging infrastructure in new multifamily construction and other development proposals that include expansion of parking areas in the unincorporated area and an ordinance that would establish requirements to ensure that new parking areas ...

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