The City asked residents to participate in a survey about sidewalks, streets, and pathways. City Council is considering asking voters to fund a Transportation Benefit District (TBD), similar to Snohomish and Marysville. City officials wanted to know what projects were a priority for Lake Stevens residents and businesses.
There were 740 completed surveys from residents. Participants were asked to rank sidewalk connections, street maintenance, and multi-use pathways in order of priority.
Almost 82% of survey responders supported the idea of funding a TBD to qualify for matching funds for transportation improvement projects. The city has the option to ask voters to fund a TBD by a one, two, or three-tenths of 1% sales tax. That’s 10-, 20- or 30-cents on a $100 sale of goods.
“We’re going to have a public process over the next few months about funding a TBD,” said Gene Brazel. “This is a great opportunity for the public to shape this project, and we are grateful for participation.”
Click here to read the news release for more information about the survey results and the link to the full list of results.