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    FYI From: Robinson Slote, Dana Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:27 PM To: Robinson Slote, Dana Subject: ADVISORY: Public Hearing on Metro Bus Service Funding
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      From: Robinson Slote, Dana
      Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:27 PM
      To: Robinson Slote, Dana
      Subject: ADVISORY: Public Hearing on Metro Bus Service Funding Proposal Tomorrow

       

      City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
Media Advisory

       

      Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

       

      Contact:
Anthony Auriemma, Councilmember Rasmussen’s Office, 206-684-8808
Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061

EVENT DATE

      June 26, 2014

      5:30 p.m.

                 

      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@... 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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      Director of Communications

      Legislative Department – Seattle City Council

      www.seattle.gov/council/

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      C: 206.423.3220

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