The Transportation Benefit District was established in April 2012. The City Council serves as the District's Board of Directors and holds District Board Meetings on a quarterly basis. Appropriate public notice for these meetings will be provided.
What is a Transportation Benefit District?
A TBD is a quasi-municipal corporation and independent taxing district created for the sole purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, providing, and funding transportation improvements within the district.
Who may create a Transportation Benefit District?
The legislative authority of a county or city may create a TBD by ordinance following the procedures set forth in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 36.73.
Who governs the Transportation Benefit District?
Pursuant to RCW 36.73.020(3), the members of the legislative authority (county or city) proposing to establish the TBD may appoint themselves or others to be the governing body of the TBD. Kenmore City Council, acting ex officio and independently, is the TBD governing body.
What action has the Kenmore TBD Board taken to date?
At the first TBD meeting in July 2012, the Board selected officers and adopted several housekeeping items. At the November 20, 2012 TBD special meeting, after reviewing multiple funding source options, the Board adopted a $20 annual Vehicle Fee funding source. This fee will be collected in conjunction with renewal of vehicle licenses. The funds will be collected by the state and sent to the City of Kenmore. Kenmore staff is currently working with the State to put the collection mechanism in place for the $20 vehicle fee. Collection will begin after April of 2013 as there is a six month waiting period to begin collections.
Funds collected from the $20 Vehicle Fee will be utilized for the City's annual Pavement Preservation Program. In 2013, the City will overlay (pave) Juanita Drive.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - Transportation Benefit District Board Meeting - 8:30 p.m. (following City Council meeting)
July 23, 2012 TBD First Governing Board Meeting Part 1
October 22, 2012 TBD Quarterly Board Meeting Part 1 Part 2
November 20, 2012 TBD Special Board Meeting Part 1
January 28, 2013 TBD Quarterly Board Meeting Part 1
April 22, 2013 TBD Quarterly Board Meeting Part 1