Chapter 12.14
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

Sections:

12.14.010    Establishing transportation benefit district.

12.14.015    Assumption of Lynnwood transportation benefit district.

12.14.020    Governing body.

12.14.030    Authority.

12.14.040    Use of funds.

12.14.050    Repealed.

12.14.060    Liberal construction.

12.14.010 Establishing transportation benefit district.

There is created a transportation benefit district with geographical boundaries comprised of the corporate limits of the city as they currently exist or as they may exist following future annexations. (Ord. 2837 § 3, 2010)

12.14.015 Assumption of Lynnwood transportation benefit district.

As authorized by Chapter 36.74 RCW, from and after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section, the city of Lynnwood assumes all of the rights, powers, immunities, functions and obligations of the Lynnwood transportation benefit district previously established in this chapter. The city is hereby vested with each and every right, power, immunity, function and obligation granted to or possessed by the Lynnwood transportation benefit district under Chapter 36.73 RCW, this chapter, and any other applicable law as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section. The governing body of the Lynnwood transportation benefit district is abolished, and the rights, powers, immunities, functions and obligations previously exercised and/or performed by the governing body of the Lynnwood transportation benefit district are vested in the city of Lynnwood city council. (Ord. 3356 § 8, 2020)

12.14.020 Governing body.

A. The Lynnwood city council shall have the authority to exercise the statutory powers set forth in Chapter 36.73 RCW and this chapter.

B. The city council 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).

C. The city shall issue an annual report, pursuant to the requirements of RCW 36.73.160(2). (Ord. 3356 § 9, 2020; Ord. 2837 § 3, 2010)

12.14.030 Authority.

A. The city may authorize a vehicle license fee up to the maximum fee provided for in RCW 36.73.065.

B. When authorized by the voters pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 36.73 RCW, other taxes, fees, charges and tolls or increases in revenue services may be assessed for the preservation, maintenance and operation of city streets.

C. The city council shall have and may exercise any powers provided by law to fulfill the purposes of Chapter 36.73 RCW and of this chapter. (Ord. 3356 § 10, 2020; Ord. 2837 § 3, 2010)

12.14.040 Use of funds.

The funds generated by the exercise of powers granted in Chapter 36.73 RCW or this chapter may be used for any purpose allowed by law including to make transportation improvements that are consistent with existing state, regional, and local transportation plans and necessitated by existing or reasonably foreseeable congestion levels pursuant to Chapter 36.73 RCW. The transportation improvements funded by these revenues shall be made in an effort to reduce the risk of transportation facility failure and improve safety, decrease travel time, increase daily and peak period trip capacity, improve modal connectivity, and preserve and maintain optimal performance of the infrastructure over time to avoid expensive infrastructure replacement in the future. (Ord. 3356 § 11, 2020; Ord. 2874 § 3, 2011; Ord. 2837 § 3, 2010)

12.14.050 Dissolution of district.

Repealed by Ord. 3356. (Ord. 2837 § 3, 2010)

12.14.060 Liberal construction.

This chapter is to be liberally construed to accomplish the purpose of establishing a transportation benefit district. (Ord. 2837 § 3, 2010)