West Seattle Transportation Coalition Endorses King County’s Proposition 1 with conditions

information from WSTC

At their February 11, 2014 meeting, the Interim Board of the West Seattle Transportation Coalition (WSTC), an advocacy group dedicated to advancing and improving all modes of transportation to benefit the 100,000 residents of the West Seattle Peninsula, voted to endorse King County’s “Proposition 1” transportation package with some important caveats. As proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Proposition 1 is intended to save bus services and maintain roads in lieu of adoption of a balanced statewide transportation package with local options for funding transit and roads.

The caveats are:

1. Proposition 1 package should sunset in two years instead of ten years.

2. King County should continue to lobby the Legislature for permission to levy an MVET, which is less regressive for taxpayers.

3. King County should work with the City of Seattle and other jurisdictions to implement transit mitigation fees.

The WSTC developed the caveats based on current available information. Refer to our website www.westseattletc.org for the full version of our endorsement position. The West Seattle Transportation Coalition endorses adoption and encourages support of King County’s ‘Proposition 1’ Transportation Package with important caveats.

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