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File #: 2010-0050    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2010 In control: Environment and Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 3/8/2010
Enactment date: 3/17/2010 Enactment #: 16770
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to commercial parking on transit park and ride lots; amending Ordinance 11950, Section 14, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.96.010 and Ordinance 11950, Section 15 (part), and K.C.C. 28.96.020 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 28.96.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Jane Hague, Bob Ferguson, Julia Patterson, Kathy Lambert, Pete von Reichbauer, Reagan Dunn, Jan Drago
Indexes: Metro, Park and Ride
Code sections: 28.96 - ., 28.96.010 - ., 28.96.020 - .
Attachments: 1. 16770.pdf, 2. 2010-0050 Transmittal Letter.doc, 3. 2010-0050 Fiscal Note.xls, 4. 2010-0050 Staff Report - Park-n-Rides, 5. 2010-0050 Attachment 4 - County Park and Ride List, 6. 2010-0050 Striker attach, 7. 2010-0050 Revised Staff Report - Park-n-Rides
Staff: Carlson, Paul
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Clerk 02/25/2010
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AN ORDINANCE relating to commercial parking on transit park and ride lots; amending Ordinance 11950, Section 14, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.96.010 and Ordinance 11950, Section 15 (part), and K.C.C. 28.96.020 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 28.96.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings: The council makes the following findings:
A. The county owns and operates park and ride lots throughout King County.
B. Park and ride lots represent a significant investment of public funds and the parking is intended to be used by the public for the purposes of reducing congestion by serving as a collection point for riders of public transportation and other publicly supported modes of shared commuting.
C. Park and ride lots are primarily used weekdays by commuters using public transportation. That primary purpose should be preserved by ensuring that it has priority over other allowable uses of park and ride lots.
D. On June 22, 2009, the council approved Motion 13014, directing the transit division to report on revenue-generating entrepreneurial activities that could be used to address the transit division’s long-term funding needs. In its response, the transit division identified third-party use of park and rides as a potential new revenue source for the public transportation fund.
E. Available parking capacity exists at some park and ride lots, especially evenings and weekends, that is not currently being used by riders of public transportation.
G. The transit division has the ability to control selective use of park and rides by private entities so that such use does not interfere with the primary purpose of the park and ride lots. However, private entities that receive an economic benefit from such a use should pay for such a use.
H. In some circumstances the private use of park and rides can also serve the purpose of removing single occupancy vehicles from congested roadways....

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