The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board was disbanded effective December 31, 2016. Approval of TBD actions now occur by the City Council at their regular meetings.
Transportation Benefit Districts are authorized by state law solely for the purpose of transportation improvements. They are a type of special district. A Transportation Benefit District (TBD) was established by Ordinance No. 2584 (PDF) of the Mountlake Terrace City Council in December 2011.
The Mountlake Terrace TBD Board consists of City Council members in an independent ex officio role as required by state law. The TBD Board had its first meeting on January 3, 2012, and adopted TBD Ordinance No. 1 (PDF) to provide a $20 annual vehicle license fee.
Now, the TBD's priority project is the Main Street Revitalization Project. This includes the reconstruction of 236th Street SW (completed) and 56th Avenue W (starts TBD). Both projects provide improved connections to transit.
The funds also can be used for paving projects.