King County Council sets public hearing July 25 in Seattle on vehicle license fee for Metro Transit
July 21, 2011 · 3:32 PM
Residents can testify Tuesday, July 25 about a proposed King County vehicle license fee to help support Metro Transit.
The public hearing about the vehicle license fee, known as the Congestion Reduction Charge, starts at 3 p.m. in front of the Metropolitan King County Council on the 10th floor of the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle.
To accommodate the large number of people expected to testify on the proposal, and to reduce crowding in Council Chambers, the public will be able to sign up to testify on the legislation starting at 1 p.m. at City Hall Park, located just south of the King County Courthouse.
Those testifying on the Congestion Reduction Charge will receive cards with an assigned number and the approximate time they should be inside Council Chambers to present their remarks.
The council will consider a proposal to charge a $20 vehicle license fee each of the next two years to help fund Metro Transit.
The council meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. when the council will have a public hearing about establishing the interim conditions for eligibility for the use of pretrial alternatives to detention.
The council is expected to discuss and take final action on each of the ordinances after the end of the individual public hearings.