Shoreline residents: join the conversation about sidewalk funding

Friday, July 13, 2018

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Everyone wants sidewalks. Is everyone willing to pay for them?

This coming Monday, July 16, 2018, the Shoreline City Council will continue a discussion of Resolution No. 430 to authorize placement of a ballot measure on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot to authorize a Sales and Use Tax in the amount of two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) to fund sidewalk expansion and accelerate sidewalk repairs.

The staff report discusses this possible revenue source and lists projects being considered for construction.

There will be an opportunity for public comment prior to the discussion that evening.

The next important council meeting will be on July 30, 2018 when discussions may conclude and action could be taken on Resolution No. 430.

If the proposed resolution is adopted, staff would solicit interested persons and Council would appoint Pro and Con committees for the Voters’ Pamphlet on August 6, 2018. After this date, it is a quick turn-around for committees to submit statements and rebuttals, with all submittal deadlines in mid-August.

If you are interested in following this process, refer to the council webpage for current and upcoming staff reports. If you are unable to attend, review information and comment online.

Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

Background information can be found on the Sidewalk Prioritization Plan webpage.


Anonymous,  July 14, 2018 at 6:33 AM  

If the city chooses to weed whack the "plantings" along Aurora and stop wasting our money on these needless overgrown plantings, I'd be more inclined to vote yes for a sidewalk tax. The overgrown and unsightly plantings along Aurora illustrate how poorly our tax money has been used.

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