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File #: 2007-0449    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/4/2007 In control: Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/1/2007
Enactment date: 10/12/2007 Enactment #: 15911
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to the June 24, 2002, Agreement regarding the Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel and Related Facilities between and among King County, the city of Seattle and the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority; authorizing removal of the Ninth Avenue transit contraflow lane traffic and street improvement, identified as a primary mitigation project in the agreement, following reopening of the downtown Seattle transit tunnel in September 2007.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn, Larry Phillips
Indexes: Agreement, Regional Transit Authority, Seattle, City of, Sound Transit, transit, Transportation
Attachments: 1. 15911.pdf, 2. 2007-0449 Diagram of Convention Place Station area.pdf, 3. 2007-0449 Fiscal Note.xls, 4. 2007-0449 Staff Report 9th Avenue Contraflow Lane 9-26-2007.doc, 5. 2007-0449 Transmittal Letter.doc
Staff: Carlson, Paul
Drafter
Clerk 08/23/2007
Title
AN ORDINANCE related to the June 24, 2002, Agreement regarding the Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel and Related Facilities between and among King County, the city of Seattle and the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority; authorizing removal of the Ninth Avenue transit contraflow lane traffic and street improvement, identified as a primary mitigation project in the agreement, following reopening of the downtown Seattle transit tunnel in September 2007.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Pursuant to RCW 81.112.070, RCW 81.112.080, chapter 39.33 RCW and other applicable laws, the city of Seattle ("the city") and King County are authorized to convey, lease or otherwise contract with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority ("Sound Transit") for the use of their respective public transportation facilities and properties. Sound Transit may contract with the city and King County for the use and acquisition of rights to various transportation facilities, structures, lands, interests in land, air rights and rights-of-way of all kinds.
B. On November 5, 1996, central Puget Sound area voters approved local funding for Sound Move, Sound Transit's ten-year regional transit system plan, which contemplates that light rail, commuter rail and regional express bus/HOV systems will be integrated with local transit systems.
C. On May 24, 2000, the King County council passed Ordinance 13857 authorizing the executive to execute the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel Transfer Agreement among the city, King County and Sound Transit.
D. On November 29, 2001, the Sound Transit Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. R2001-16 selecting the alignment and profiles, station locations, and vehicle maintenance base site to be built for the initial segment of the Central Link Light Rail project, which is planned to permit light ra...

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