Chapter 19.22


19.22.010    Transportation benefit district established.

19.22.020    Governing board.

19.22.030    Authority of the district.

19.22.040    Transportation improvements funded.

19.22.050    Public hearing before imposing fee or charge.

19.22.060    Dissolution of district.

19.22.010 Transportation benefit district established.

There is established a transportation benefit district to be known as the Kirkland transportation benefit district (“district”) with geographical boundaries comprised of the corporate limits of the city of Kirkland as they currently exist. (Ord. 4435 § 2 (part), 2014)

19.22.020 Governing board.

(a) The governing board of the transportation benefit district is the city council, which shall have the authority to exercise the statutory powers set forth in Chapter 36.73 RCW.

(b) The treasurer of the transportation benefit district shall be the city director of finance and administration.

(c) The board shall develop 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).

(d) The board shall issue an annual report, pursuant to the requirements of RCW 36.73.160(2). (Ord. 4783 § 3, 2022; Ord. 4435 § 2 (part), 2014)

19.22.030 Authority of the district.

The board shall have and may exercise any powers provided by Chapter 36.73 RCW to fulfill the functions of the district. (Ord. 4435 § 2 (part), 2014)

19.22.040 Transportation improvements funded.

The funds generated by the transportation benefit district may be used for any purpose allowed by law including the operation of the district and to make transportation improvements that are consistent with existing state, regional and local transportation plans and necessitated by reasonably foreseeable congestion levels pursuant to Chapter 36.73 RCW. The transportation improvements funded by the district shall be made in effort to preserve and maintain and operate transportation infrastructure, improve public safety, implement projects identified in the funded and unfunded projects in the transportation section of the adopted capital improvement program, the transportation improvement program, the nonmotorized transportation facilities in the active transportation plan, the intelligent transportation system strategic plan, and the transportation element of the Kirkland comprehensive plan, invest in bicycle and pedestrian mobility, including the cross Kirkland corridor, sidewalks, and transit enhancements, and to provide people with choices to meet their mobility needs. 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 authorizing ordinance. (Ord. 4435 § 2 (part), 2014)

19.22.050 Public hearing before imposing fee or charge.

Prior to imposing a district fee or charge for funding transportation improvements that does not require voter approval, the board shall hold a public hearing to solicit comment from the public on the proposed fee or charge. (Ord. 4435 § 2 (part), 2014)

19.22.060 Dissolution of district.

The transportation benefit district shall be dissolved when all indebtedness of the district has been retired and when all of the district’s anticipated responsibilities have been satisfied. (Ord. 4435 § 2 (part), 2014)