From the Magnolia Community Council – public input needed for proposed Transportation Levy

June 5, 2024 – per the Magnolia Community Council.


The Mayor and City Council have once again increased the size of the much needed Move Seattle Levy renewal. Overall, the levy, the largest property tax levy in Seattle’s history, puts safety at the fore, with spending aimed at slowing drivers down, fixing old bridges, planning replacement of the BIRT Corridor bridges, building new sidewalks and bikeways, and maintaining and installing crosswalks. Each District will be allocated an additional $1M for its specific needs.

The Select Committee on 2024 Levy Renewal will discuss amendments in committee at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 4th), and the public will have a chance to weigh in 4:30 p.m., either in person at City Hall, or remotely by phone or email. The council has two more meetings to amend the levy proposal, June 18 and July 12, before it sends it to voters on the November ballot. [emphasis added]

We recommend that Magnolia residents submit written comments to Councilmembers at Helpful comments will include concern about Magnolia’s infrastructure connections to the rest of the city, and appreciation that the levy proposal is directing appropriate funding to plan for the future. Mention that the Magnolia community is eager to engage in real dialogue about planning to the Magnolia Bridge replacement, since the last study was inadequate in its scope and assessments.

Thank you for your support of this important initiative!

The Magnolia Community Council