The city is hoping to hear from you before tweaks are made to the draft Transportation Levy to Move Seattle announced last month. This update includes three major ways you can do that, including one happening right here in South Park:
In March 2015, Mayor Ed Murray introduced a proposal for a nine-year, $900 million levy to replace the existing $365 million Bridging the Gap levy that will expire at the end of 2015. The Transportation Levy to Move Seattle proposal focuses on taking care of the basics, maintaining our streets, bridges, and sidewalks, while also investing in the future with improvements that will provide more transportation choices to move more people and goods around our growing city.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has held three open houses since introducing the levy proposal across the city, and presented it to numerous community and business organizations, in addition to city advisory boards and commissions.
Over the next three weeks, SDOT will host an additional round of opportunities for the public to learn about the proposal and provide feedback. “It’s our goal to include community priorities in this importation transportation proposal that Mayor Murray will submit to the City Council in May,” said Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly.
Here are ways to participate:
1. Take the survey (it is available in multiple languages) to share your transportation priorities at: moveseattlesurvey.com
2. Participate in an online meeting where you’ll hear from SDOT Director Scott Kubly and have the opportunity to ask questions on Monday, April 20 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Please click here to sign up.
3. Join SDOT Director Scott Kubly for coffee and informal conversation:
• South Park: Via Vadi Caffèe 8600 14th Avenue S on Monday, April 20, 8 to 9 a.m.
City staff will also be providing information and seeking feedback around the city at various locations including farmers markets, community centers, and other public places. For the full list of engagement opportunities and more information on the levy proposal, visit: www.seattle.gov/levytomoveseattle
After Mayor Murray transmits his proposal to the City Council, the Council will deliberate and engage the public throughout the spring. For a levy to be considered for inclusion on the November ballot, the City Council will need to send a final proposal to King County by early August.