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File #: 2009-0534    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 9/8/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2010
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE modifying the use of transit funding that is described and approved in Ordinance 15582 and Attachment A to make it available for other, more beneficial transportation purposes; and amending Ordinance 15582, Section 4, and K.C.C. 4.29.020.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: transit, Transit Now 2006, Transportation
Code sections: 4.29.020 -
Attachments: 1. 2009-0534 Metro Transmittal_Letter_-_KT edits.doc, 2. 2009-0534 Staff Report - transit now (11-03-09).doc, 3. Staff Report 11-10-09, 4. thornbury 2009-0534 TransitNow Rev khm.doc
Staff: Thornbury, Arthur
Drafter
Clerk 09/03/2009
Title
AN ORDINANCE modifying the use of transit funding that is described and approved in Ordinance 15582 and Attachment A to make it available for other, more beneficial transportation purposes; and amending Ordinance 15582, Section 4, and K.C.C. 4.29.020.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings: The council makes the following findings:
A. Ordinance 15582 was passed by the King County council and approved by the voters in 2006. By approving Ordinance 15582, the voters authorized King County to impose a one-tenth of one percent sales and use tax ("Transit Now tax"). Ordinance 15582 limits the use of the proceeds of the Transit Now tax to a program of public transportation improvements, described in Attachment A to ordinance 15582, to be implemented by King County Metro over a ten-year period. In approving Ordinance 15582, the council assumed that the current transit system would remain intact, and that the Transit Now improvements increase the overall 2006 transit system size.
B. Ordinance 15963, passed by the King County council in 2007, adopted the Strategic Plan for Public Transportation, 2007-2016 to provide guidance about improvements to the public transportation system. The guidance is consistent with Attachment A to Ordinance 15582, which describes the Transit Now program and with Ordinance 15756, which establishes processes and criteria to implement the partnership programs included in the Transit Now program. In the Strategic Plan, a phasing plan was included to guide how the new service hours would be invested over the ten-year period.
C. During 2007-2009, the public transportation improvements described in Attachment A to Ordinance 15582 were implemented by King County Metro according to the approved phasing plan in the adopted Strategic Plan.
D. In 2008, revenue projections for King County Metro from the office of management and budget were revised as they had been ...

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