Lake Stevens City Council is evaluating alternatives to form a Transportation Benefit District to provide additional revenue for transportation projects. Many cities in Washington have already established Transportation Benefit Districts to generate revenue for projects that include street overlays, sidewalks, crack sealing, maintenance and safety improvements. Should the City Council decide to form a Transportation Benefit District the funds will be used for several transportation projects including:
• Annual Street Overlay and Pavement Preservation Programs
• Sidewalk Extension/Preservation Projects
• Guardrail Maintenance
• Road Striping
Examples of Road Improvement Programs could include:
• Stitch Road Improvements
• Soper Hill Road Improvements
Additional revenue is generated by the Transportation Benefit District either through a $20 vehicle license fee imposed by the District or up to 0.2% sales tax (subject to voter approval).
At its meeting on December 18, 2018 the City adopted Ordinance 1043 establishing a Transportation Benefit District.