Transportation Benefit District

Members

The Transportation Benefit District's members are the City Council members.

About the District

The Transportation Benefit District is comprised of City Council members. It was established citywide by the City Council in 2008, which implemented a 0.2% sales tax increase that was approved by the voters in 2009. These funds are used for transportation improvements focusing on the following:

  • Decreasing travel time
  • Improving modal connectivity
  • Improving safety
  • Increasing daily and peak period trip capacity
  • Preserving and maintaining optimal performance of transportation infrastructure
  • Reducing the risk of transportation facility failure

In 2015 Washington state enacted legislation in RCW 36.74 that authorizes a city or county that has established a TBD with the same boundaries as the city or county to absorb the TBD and assume all of the TBD's rights, powers, functions and obligations with the result that the TBD would cease to exist as a separate entity.

In 2017 the City Council held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance assuming the rights, powers, functions, and obligations of the Sequim TBD.