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McIntosh something from nothing TCS 2015

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Hannah McIntosh, Seattle Department of Transportation

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McIntosh something from nothing TCS 2015

  1. 1. Transportation and Communities Summit Hannah McIntosh, SDOT Chief of Staff September 15, 2015
  2. 2. Presentation • Bridging the Gap • Growing needs • Community engagement • Levy proposal • Accountability • Next steps 2
  3. 3. Our mission, vision, and core values Committed to 5 core values to create a city that is: • Safe • Interconnected • Affordable • Vibrant • Innovative Mission: deliver a high-quality transportation system for Seattle Vision: connected people, places, and products
  4. 4. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow 4
  5. 5. Current levy – Bridging the Gap 9-year, $365 million levy expires in 2015 5
  6. 6. Current levy - asset management 6
  7. 7. Growing needs in a growing Seattle 7
  8. 8. Funding sources are not keeping up • Bridging the Gap • Initiative 747 • Gas tax 8 • Impact fees • Employee head tax • Commercial parking tax
  9. 9. Regional and State investment 9 • 2014 Seattle Transit Benefit District Proposition 1 • 2015 Washington State Transportation Bill • 2016 Sound Transit 3
  10. 10. A growing Seattle needs to be safe 10 26 24 32 48 31 26 24 27 25 26 25 51 56 96 54 58 57 51 47 66 46 55 177 156 199 157 124 141 120 77 104 105 99 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014* Serious and Fatal Collision Trend for Seattle People biking People walking All others
  11. 11. A growing Seattle needs to be safe
  12. 12. A growing Seattle needs to be interconnected 1212Source: Seattle Department of Planning and Development; Seattle 2035 Background Report
  13. 13. A growing Seattle needs to be affordable 13 30% 16% 54% Housing Transportation Remaining income
  14. 14. A growing Seattle needs to be vibrant 14
  15. 15. Initial levy proposal 9-year funding breakdown Safe City: $350 M Affordable City: $275 M Interconnected City: $170 M Vibrant City: $105 M 9-year total $900 M Annual cost to median home $275 15
  16. 16. Outreach objectives 16 • Build public understanding of draft proposal and engagement process • Gain better understanding of community needs • Produce a final funding proposal that reflects community priorities
  17. 17. 17 Outreach methods
  18. 18. 18 People reached
  19. 19. What we heard – consistent themes 1. Safety is top priority 2. Increase transit reliability and access 3. Improve walkability 19
  20. 20. Final levy proposal 20 Key revisions: Walking investments Transit investments Size of levy Paving investments New projects • Fauntleroy Blvd SW • Accessible Mt. Baker
  21. 21. A Safe City Keep Seattle travelers safe by working to eliminate serious and fatal crashes and seismically reinforcing vulnerable bridges • Implement Vision Zero, a program to eliminate serious and fatal crashes on Seattle streets • Protect our most vulnerable travelers – people walking and biking, and our youngest and oldest residents • Keep our bridges safe 21 Invest $320 million over 9 years to:
  22. 22. An Affordable City • Provide tools to help people get around without the expense of owning a car • Maintain and modernize 250 lane miles of our hardest-working arterial streets Invest in maintenance today to avoid increased expense for Seattle residents later and provide alternatives to car ownership, including more affordable travel options. 22 Invest $250 million over 9 years to:
  23. 23. An Interconnected City 23 Provide an easy-to-use, reliable transportation system that gives travelers the options they want when they want them. • Modernize outdated streets to give people convenient and affordable travel options • Develop better connections to light rail • Make it easier to walk and bike in Seattle Invest $260 million over 9 years to:
  24. 24. A Vibrant City 24 • Improve mobility for freight and delivery vehicles • Invest in neighborhood priority projects • Take care of our urban forest and improve drainage in flood-prone areas Invest in streets and sidewalks that hum with economic and social activity. Invest $100 million over 9 years to:
  25. 25. Budget context 25 LTGO Bonds $112 Levy to Move Seattle $95 Grants/Partners hips $67 General Fund $45 Commercial Parking Tax $40 Reimbursable $33REET $16 Gas Tax $13 Property Proceeds $8 Vehicle License Fee $7 School Zone Camera Fund $6 Street Vacation $4 Other $26 2016 Endorsed Budget: Funding Sources with Levy to Move Seattle (in millions)
  26. 26. Equity • Key criteria in developing our plans and project lists • Racial Equity Toolkit and Race and Social Justice lens • Outreach and engagement 26
  27. 27. Accountability 27 • Online performance dashboard monitoring • Change controls and project tracking • Levy oversight committee, appointed by Mayor and Council
  28. 28. Questions? hannah.mcintosh@seattle.gov

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