Applicants sought for board that oversees use of transportation benefit district funds

Rae-Lynn Barden, TBD Administrator 509.625.6252

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.

Are you interested in helping maintain the City's streets and sidewalks? The City of Spokane's Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the citizen advisory board that helps determine priorities for TBD funding.

The Citizen's Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB) is seeking to fill a vacancy for a position from Council District 1 (Northeast Spokane) with a term ending Nov. 11, 2016. The successful candidate may seek reappointment at the end of the term.

Spokane's Transportation Benefit District is an independent taxing district created in October 2010 to help the City better maintain its street system and pedestrian infrastructure. The Spokane City Council serves as the TBD governing board separately from their Council duties.

Money raised through a $20 vehicle registration fee pays for street maintenance and pedestrian improvements outlined in the City's Six-Year Pavement Maintenance Program. The fee raises about $2.6 million annually.

The CTAB includes seven members—one member from each of the City's three City Council Districts, one at-large member, and one member from each of the following committees:

  • Citizens Street Advisory Committee (CSAC), which oversees spending of the funds generated by the 2004 10-Year Street Bond
  • Pedestrian, Traffic & Transportation (PETT) Committee of the Community Assembly
  • Bicycle Advisory Board (BAB)

An application is attached or available by calling the City Council office at 509.625.6255. Applications should be submitted to the City Council office on the 7th floor of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.