Seattle Mayor proposes $1.35 billion transportation levy

Apr 11, 2024
Written by WR Communications

Mayor Bruce Harrell has proposed a new transportation levy in Seattle history, which would be the largest tax levy in Seattle history, raising $1.35 billion over 8 years. It would replace the expiring $970 million Move Seattle levy. If approved by the voters in November, this measure would cost $36 per month for the average cost home, a $12 monthly increase over its predecessor.

The transportation levy would fund:

  • $423 million for repaving and improving the busiest streets in the city;
  • $218 million for repairing and maintaining bridges (providing $27 million annually, up from the current $6-$7 million);
  • $100 million for sidewalk repair and expansion; and
  • nearly $100 million for new bike lanes.

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka, chair of the Transportation Committee, pledged that the Council would “review and improve upon this proposal.”


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