Public Hearing on Metro Bus Service Funding Proposal Tomorrow


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/25/2014

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Public Hearing on Metro Bus Service Funding Proposal Tomorrow

SEATTLE – Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, acting in his capacity as Chair of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Board, announced a public hearing to listen to resident feedback relating to legislation to preserve King County Metro Transit Service in Seattle.

The legislation under consideration formalizes Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal for a ballot measure which was announced in May. In April, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 by a margin of two-to-one, but the measure ultimately failed County-wide. Rasmussen’s legislation seeks voter-approval for vehicle license fees and a sales and use tax to fund Metro Transit service in Seattle. The legislation must be passed by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District Board by August 5 in order to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.

The STBD is interested in hearing public feedback on the following:

  1. How would planned Metro Transit service cuts impact you if no action is taken to prevent these cuts?
  2. What is your perspective on an additional vehicle license fee of up to $60 and a 0.1% sales and use tax to prevent planned Metro Transit service cuts in Seattle, and if funds allow, to enhance transit service?
  3. What other information should the Board take into consideration as it develops a potential ballot measure for the November election?

Rasmussen also announced three other meetings scheduled in July; the complete STBD Board Summer Meeting schedule is available online. The STBD is also accepting feedback by phone and email at seattletbd@seattle.gov or (206) 233-5005.

WHAT: Public Hearing regarding raising revenue to preserve King County Metro Transit service

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO: Seattle Transportation Benefit District Governing Board
Public

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Public Hearing on Metro Bus Service Funding Proposal Tomorrow


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/25/2014

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Public Hearing on Metro Bus Service Funding Proposal Tomorrow

SEATTLE – Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, acting in his capacity as Chair of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Board, announced a public hearing to listen to resident feedback relating to legislation to preserve King County Metro Transit Service in Seattle.

The legislation under consideration formalizes Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal for a ballot measure which was announced in May. In April, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 by a margin of two-to-one, but the measure ultimately failed County-wide. Rasmussen’s legislation seeks voter-approval for vehicle license fees and a sales and use tax to fund Metro Transit service in Seattle. The legislation must be passed by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District Board by August 5 in order to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.

The STBD is interested in hearing public feedback on the following:

  1. How would planned Metro Transit service cuts impact you if no action is taken to prevent these cuts?
  2. What is your perspective on an additional vehicle license fee of up to $60 and a 0.1% sales and use tax to prevent planned Metro Transit service cuts in Seattle, and if funds allow, to enhance transit service?
  3. What other information should the Board take into consideration as it develops a potential ballot measure for the November election?

Rasmussen also announced three other meetings scheduled in July; the complete STBD Board Summer Meeting schedule is available online. The STBD is also accepting feedback by phone and email at seattletbd@seattle.gov or (206) 233-5005.

WHAT: Public Hearing regarding raising revenue to preserve King County Metro Transit service

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO: Seattle Transportation Benefit District Governing Board
Public

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Councilmember Rasmussen Proposes Legislation to Avoid Future Cuts to Metro


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/19/2014

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Councilmember Rasmussen Proposes Legislation to Avoid Future Cuts to Metro

SEATTLE – This afternoon Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, acting in his capacity as Chair of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Board, proposed a resolution relating to the STBD. The resolution formalizes the Executive’s proposal for a ballot measure which was announced in May.

In April, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 by a margin of two-to-one, but the measure ultimately failed County-wide. Rasmussen’s legislation seeks voter-approval for vehicle license fees and a sales and use tax to fund Metro Transit service in Seattle. The legislation must be passed by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District Board by August 5 in order to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.

"I’m pleased to be working in cooperation with Mayor Murray to give voters another opportunity to avoid these crippling cuts to their bus service," said Rasmussen. "Next week’s hearing will provide the public with an opportunity to signal their support for saving Metro service in Seattle," Rasmussen added.

The STBD Board Summer Meeting schedule is available online.

WHAT:
Seattle Transportation Benefit District Board Summer Meeting Schedule

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 24, 10:30am (following City Transportation Committee meeting) – BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION
Thursday, June 26, 5:30pm – PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, July 10, 2:00pm – DISCUSSION
Thursday, July 17, 2:00pm – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE
Thursday, July 31, 2:00pm (if necessary) – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE

WHERE:
Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 2
Seattle, WA 98124

WHO:
STBD Board Chair Tom Rasmussen
Members of the STBD Board
Public

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