Chapter 3.65
ASSUMPTION OF EDMONDS TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

Sections:

3.65.010    Assumption of Edmonds transportation benefit district.

3.65.020    Governing body.

3.65.030    Functions of the city.

3.65.040    Transportation improvements funded.

3.65.050    Repealed.

3.65.010 Assumption of Edmonds transportation benefit district.

From and after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the city of Edmonds assumes all of the rights, powers, immunities, functions and obligations of the Edmonds transportation benefit district previously established in this chapter. The city of Edmonds is hereby vested with each and every right, power, immunity, function, and obligation granted to or possessed by the Edmonds transportation benefit district under Chapter 36.73 RCW, this chapter, and/or any other applicable law as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter. The governing body of the Edmonds transportation benefit district is abolished and the rights, powers, functions and obligations previously exercised and/or performed by the governing body of the Edmonds transportation benefit district are vested in the city of Edmonds city council. [Ord. 4053 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3707 § 2, 2008].

3.65.020 Governing body.

A. The Edmonds city council shall be vested with the authority to exercise all statutory powers set forth in Chapter 36.73 RCW and this chapter.

B. The Edmonds city council shall implement a material change policy to address major plan changes that affect project delivery or the ability to finance the plan, pursuant to the requirements set forth in RCW 36.73.160(1). At a minimum, if a transportation improvement exceeds its original cost by more than 20 percent, as identified in the district’s original plan, a public hearing shall be held to solicit public comment regarding how the cost change should be resolved.

C. The Edmonds city council shall issue an annual report, pursuant to the requirements of RCW 36.73.160(2). [Ord. 4053 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3872 § 1, 2012; Ord. 3707 § 2, 2008].

3.65.030 Functions of the city.

A. The city, by a majority vote of the city council, may authorize a motor vehicle license fee as follows:

1. A vehicle fee of up to $20.00 per vehicle as provided for by RCW 82.80.140;

2. A vehicle fee of up to $40.00 as provided in RCW 82.80.140 if a vehicle fee of $20.00 has been imposed for at least 24 months; or

3. A vehicle fee of up to $50.00 as provided in RCW 82.80.140 if a vehicle fee of $40.00 has been imposed for at least 24 months and the city has met all of the requirements of RCW 36.73.065(6).

B. When authorized by the voters pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 36.73 RCW, additional taxes, fees, charges and tolls or increases in those revenue sources may be assessed by the city for the construction, reconstruction, updating or improvement of public transportation facilities shown on the Edmonds comprehensive plan and transportation improvement plan. These additional transportation projects shall be deemed funded and effective when approved by a vote of the people in accordance with the provisions of state law. The projects authorized shall be limited to those specifically identified in the proposition put to the voters.

C. Additional transportation improvements may be added to the functions of the city upon compliance with Chapter 36.73 RCW.

D. The city shall have and may exercise all powers and functions provided for by Chapter 36.73 RCW in order to fulfill the purposes of Chapter 36.73 RCW and this chapter. [Ord. 4053 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3804 § 1, 2010; Ord. 3707 § 2, 2008].

3.65.040 Transportation improvements funded.

The funds generated by vehicle fees authorized by the city council in accordance with RCW 82.80.140 shall be used solely for transportation improvements that preserve, maintain and operate the existing transportation infrastructure of the city, consistent with the requirements of Chapter 36.73 RCW. Upon authorization by the voters, additional funds from other taxes, fees, charges and tolls or increases in these revenue sources may be utilized for the construction of transportation improvements specifically described in the proposition submitted to the voters. Funds raised by the exercise of powers granted in ECC 3.65.030 and/or Chapter 36.73 RCW may be utilized for any lawful purpose under Chapter 36.73 RCW, but all funds raised shall be expended only for the purposes specified, i.e.:

A. For the preservation, maintenance and operation of the existing city street transportation improvement infrastructure; or

B. For projects specifically designated in a ballot proposition approved by the voters and utilizing the funding source approved by the voters.

Such improvements are intended to comply with the provisions of the Growth Management Act and the city’s comprehensive plan and reduce the risk of transportation facilities’ failure, improve safety, continue the cost effectiveness of the city’s infrastructure improvements and to encourage the optimum use of the transportation system. Additional transportation improvement projects may be funded only after compliance with the provisions of RCW 36.73.050(B) following notice, public hearing and enactment of an additional authorizing ordinance. [Ord. 4053 § 1, 2016; Ord. 3804 § 2, 2010; Ord. 3707 § 2, 2008].

3.65.050 Dissolution of district.

Repealed by Ord. 4053. [Ord. 3804 § 3, 2010; Ord. 3707 § 2, 2008].