Chronology of events

Chronology of events

October 21, 2008 - The Edmonds City Council approved Resolution 1181 setting a public hearing on November 18, 2008 regarding the potential establishment of a Transportation Benefit District (TBD).

November 3, 2008 – The Edmonds City Council conducted a first reading of Ordinance 3707 amending the Edmonds City Code to enact a new Chapter 3.65, Edmonds Transportation Benefit District (TBD), establishing a TBD, specifying the boundaries for the TBD, and specifying the TBD’s purpose to maintain, preserve, construct and reconstruct existing street transportation infrastructure and other City street improvements.

November 18, 2008 - The Edmonds City Council conducted a public hearing on City of Edmonds, Washington Ordinance 3707 amending the Edmonds City Code to enact a new Chapter 3.65, Edmonds Transportation Benefit District (TBD), establishing a TBD, specifying the boundaries for the TBD, specifying the maintenance and preservation of existing transportation improvements, and fixing a time when the same shall become effective.  Following public comments and deliberation, the Edmonds City Council approved Ordinance 3707.  The governing board of the Transportation Benefit District is the Edmonds City Council acting in an ex officio and independent capacity per RCW 36.73.020(3).
NOTE:  The boundary of the Transportation Benefit District is coextensive with the boundary of the City of Edmonds.

February 3, 2009 – The Edmonds Transportation Benefit District Board conducted its first public meeting during which it adopted the City of Edmonds TBD Charter and Bylaws
NOTE:  A charter is a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights while bylaws are essentially rules made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.

February 17, 2009 - The Edmonds Transportation Benefit Board adopted Ordinance 1 authorizing an annual $20 vehicle license fee, and fixing a time when the same shall become effective.

February 17, 2009 – The Edmonds Transportation Benefit District reviewed and discussed a draft Interlocal Agreement between the City of Edmonds, Washington, and the Edmonds Transportation Benefit District (TBD).  See June 2, 2009 for additional information.

June 2, 2009 – The Edmonds Transportation Benefit District approved an Interlocal Agreement (first reviewed on February 17, 2009) between the City of Edmonds, Washington, and the Edmonds Transportation Benefit District.  The agreement serves to help coordinate efforts to pursue individual, joint and mutual rights and obligations to maintain and preserve streets and related transportation infrastructure within the City of Edmonds. Sections 1 and 2 of the Agreement define the obligations of the Edmonds TBD and undertakings of the City. The Agreement also contains sections related to ownership, indemnification, termination, and effective date of the Agreement

June 2, 2009 - The Edmonds Transportation Benefit District approved Appendix 79-09 to Interlocal Agreement Creating Washington Cities Insurance Authority. The interlocal contains an indemnity from the city to the TBD for liability arising from the services provided by city employees and that liability is covered by the city's underlying pool agreement.

June 2, 2009 - The Edmonds Transportation Benefit District approved an Interlocal Agreement between the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) and Edmonds Transportation Benefit District.   The Interlocal Agreement provides terms and conditions under which the Washington State Department of Licensing shall administer and collect fees, on behalf of the Edmonds Transportation Benefit District, as provided by contract according to RCW 82.80.140, RCW 36.73.065, RCW 46.12, WAC 308-10, Chapter 18 USC Sec. 2721 -2725 Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), and Executive Order 97-01, as currently written or hereafter amended, and according to the Vehicle/Vessel Disclosure Agreement Application submitted by the TBD.

June 23, 2009 – The Edmonds City Council approved an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Edmonds, Washington, and the Edmonds Transportation Benefit District.  This is the same agreement approved by the Edmonds TBD Board on June 2, 2009.  The agreement serves to help coordinate efforts to pursue individual, joint and mutual rights and obligations to maintain and preserve streets and related transportation infrastructure within the City of Edmonds. Sections 1 and 2 of the Agreement define the obligations of the Edmonds TBD and undertakings of the City. The Agreement also contains sections related to ownership, indemnification, termination, and effective date of the Agreement.

March 23, 2010 – The Transportation Benefit District Board conducted a meeting at which the following items and actions were discussed and taken:

  • Edmonds Transportation Benefit District Board selected officers of the Transportation Benefit District. 
  • City staff also presented the Annual Transportation Benefit District Report for year 2009.
  • Edmonds Transportation Benefit District Board reviewed transportation capital funding options.

May 4, 2010 – The Transportation Benefit District Board conducted a meeting at which the following items were discussed:

  • City staff provided an update regarding a list of project priorities which served as scenarios in assisting the TBD Board in understanding the different TBD projects and funding options.
  • The Transportation Benefit District Board discussed a public vote on possible TBD assessments in excess of the currently collected $20 TBD vehicle license fee. No action taken on this item.
  • The Transportation Benefit District Board discussed the possibility of participating in a Countywide TBD effort.  No action was taken on this item.
  • The Transportation Benefit District Board appointed the City’s Finance Director as Board Treasurer and Washington Cities Insurance Authority representative.

June 22, 2010 – The Transportation Benefit District Board conducted a meeting at which the following item was discussed:

  • The Transportation Benefit District Board discussed placing a TBD transportation package on the November, 2010 ballot.  Possible TBD assessments in excess of the currently collected $20 TBD fee, and a list of potential transportation projects, were also discussed.  No action taken on this item.

July 13, 2010 – The Transportation Benefit District Board conducted a meeting at which the following item was discussed:

  • The Transportation Benefit District Board continued its discussion about placing a TBD transportation package on the November, 2010 ballot.  Possible TBD assessments in excess of the currently collected $20 TBD fee, and a list of potential transportation projects, were also discussed.  No action was taken on this item.

July 20, 2010 – The Transportation Benefit District Board conducted a meeting at which the following item was discussed and action was taken:

The Transportation Benefit District Board approved placing a measure on the November, 2010 ballot that would increase the Transportation Benefit District vehicle license fee by an additional $40 to pay for various transportation and walkway projects (see project list).

TBD Information

Meeting schedule

All regular Transportation Benefit District Board meetings are held at 6:30pm on the first Tuesday of February and the first Tuesday of August of each year in the City of Edmonds City Council Chambers.

The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) shall automatically dissolve on November 28, 2026.

Meeting minutes

February 3, 2015 (Draft)
August 4, 2014

February 18, 2014
August 6, 2013
February 5, 2013

August 6, 2012

February 7, 2012

August 2, 2011

April 26, 2011

August 3, 2010
July 20, 2010
July 13, 2010
June 22, 2010
May 4, 2010
March 23, 2010
June 2, 2009
February 17, 2009
February 3, 2009

Ordinances

Ordinance 3804 (7/30/10)
Ordinance 3707 (11/18/08)

Resolutions

Resolution 1 (2/7/12)

Annual Reports

2015 Annual Report & Presentation

2014 Official Notice
2014 Annual Report

2013 Official Notice
2013 Annual Report

2012 Official Notice
2012 Annual Report

2011 Official Notice
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report


Board members

The Transportation Benefit District Board is comprised of the current sitting City Council members.

Pursuant to RCW 36.73.020(3), the legislative authority that establishes a TBD is the governing body of the TBD. The Edmonds City Council (legislative authority) acts ex officio and independently as the TBD governing body.

Public Records Officer

The City Clerk is designated as the Public Records Officer for the TBD.  Requests for public records relating to the TBD can be made to the City Clerk using this Request for Public Records Form.

City staff:

Phil Williams, Public Works & Utilities Director

Public Works Department
425.771.0235 (phone)
425.744.6057 (fax)