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Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Councilmember Rasmussen Proposes Legislation to Avoid Future Cuts to Metro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/19/2014  4:50:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Anthony Auriemma, Councilmember Rasmussen's Office, 206-684-8808

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


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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