Transportation Benefit District
City of Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District
NOTICE OF SERVING AS COMMITTEE MEMBER
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of the City of Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District passed Resolution #5 at their July 21st 2014 special meeting. The resolution will place a proposition on the November 4th general election asking the voters if they should approve or reject a two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) sales and use tax increase for a term of ten years. The funds collected would be used to fund various transportation improvements within the District.
The Board is asking if anyone is interested in serving as Pro (in support), or Con (against), Committee members. The Pro and Con Committees are responsible for preparing arguments for and against the measure in addition to preparing rebuttal statements. Each committee is allowed up to three members, but can ask the advice of any number of individuals. The names of the Committee members will appear in the local voters’ pamphlet in conjunction with the ballot measure submitted.
If interested in serving as a Pro or Con Committee member please contact David Mach, Project Manager, at (425) 670-5275 or firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 29, 2014. Committee members will be appointed by the Board.
A Transportation Benefit District (TBD) is a Quasi-municipal corporation and independent taxing district created for the sole purpose of funding transportation improvements within the district. A TBD is created by ordinance of legislative authority (county or city) and may include other counties, cities, port districts, or transit districts through Inter-local agreements.
At the November 29th 2010 Board Meeting, after conducting a public hearing, the TBD Board adopted TBD Ordinance #2 enacting a $20 vehicle registration fee (for each eligible vehicle registered in Lynnwood). The $20 vehicle registration fee went into effect on July 1st 2011 and generates approximately $420,000 annually for transportation projects. The projects to be funded (in whole or in part) include:
- City of Lynnwood Street Fund 111 (operation and maintenance)
- Pavement Overlay Program
- Traffic Signal Rebuild Program
- Traffic Signal Reconstruction: Scriber Lake Road at 196th Street SW
- 48th Avenue W Sidewalk: 183rd Place SW to 180th Street SW
In addition to the $20 vehicle registration fee, the TBD Board is considering a possible future ballot measure to either increase sales tax or increase the vehicle registration fee to generate revenue for transportation projects. The TBD Board plans to discuss these potential revenue sources at upcoming meetings. The public is encouraged to attend.
Upcoming Board Meetings:
Regular Board meetings are held on the second Monday of March and the second Monday of October of each year in the City of Lynnwood City Council Chambers starting at 6:00 PM. In addition to the regular Board meetings, special Board meetings may be scheduled from time to time.
July 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM
October 13, 2014
March 9, 2015
October 12, 2015
TBD Board Members
Board President Loren Simmonds
Board Vice President Sid Roberts
Board Member Ruth Ross
Board Member Benjamin Goodwin
Board Member Ian Cotton
Board Member Van AuBuchon
Board Member M. Christopher Boyer
Mailing Address Lynnwood TBD, PO Box 5008, Lynnwood WA 98046-5008
Staff Contact David Mach, Project Manager, 425-670-5275