On Tuesday, Mayor Ed Murray announced his proposal for funding bus services in Seattle after the failure of King County’s Proposition 1. His proposal mirrors elements of Prop. 1, which received support from 66 percent of Seattle voters. Increasing sales tax by 0.1 percent and having a $60 vehicle license fee for Seattle residents would generate $45 million for transit services and mitigate more than 90 percent of the proposed impacts to riders caused by the proposed cuts.
“When so many people in this city rely on transit for their livelihood, especially those with lower incomes, we cannot delay,” Mayor Murray said.
The Metropolitan King County Council gave its unanimous approval for an effort to help veterans get services that they need when incarcerated in county facilities. The goal is that these veterans would have successful reentry to society. Care and programs for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one example of a special need that will be addressed.