Agenda for Oct 28, 2019 Shoreline City Council meeting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

185th Corridor segments
City of Shoreline

The October 28, 2019 Shoreline City Council meeting includes three action items:

8(a) Adopting Resolution No. 448 - Declaring the City Council’s Intent to Adopt Legislation to Authorize the Maximum Capacity of a Sales and Use Tax for Affordable and Supportive Housing in Accordance with Substitute House Bill 1406

This was last discussed at the October 14th Council meeting. SHB 1406 authorizes Shoreline to impose a local sales tax, credited against the state sales tax. The maximum sales tax credit is estimated to be $81,700 and is available for up to 20 years. This is not a new tax or an increased sales tax.

The terminology “impose the tax” is confusing because it sounds like something new. But these are sales tax dollars that the state is already collecting and they have essentially carved out part of those sales tax dollars for the City to use in Shoreline. Shoreline wants to accept this opportunity to take local control over the portion of the taxes that is allowed for the purposes allowed by this tax.

8(b) Adopting Ordinance No. 869 - Authorizing the Maximum Capacity of Local Sales and Use Tax to Fund Investments in Affordable and Supportive Housing Pursuant to SHB 1406 and Establishing a New Chapter, Chapter 3.17 of the Shoreline Municipal Code

In order to receive the sales tax credit in 8(a) the City must pass a Resolution of Intent no later than January 27, 2020 and then an Authorizing Ordinance no later than July 27, 2020.

8(c) Adopting the Preferred Option for the 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy

Council previously discussed and selected the Preferred Option of mid-block cross sections along the corridor at their July 22, 2019 Council meeting. 

The 185th Street Corridor has distinct characteristics throughout. No “One Size Fits All” design can work along the entire corridor. 

The study team divided the corridor into five segments. Since the July 22nd Council Meeting, the study team has modified the extents of Segments B and C to better accommodate future traffic movements. 

Staff is seeking Council’s adoption of the Preferred Option as modified in order to prepare the final report and begin the next step in the process.

--Pam Cross


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