Yes on Prop 1

on April 22nd

 

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Fix our roads

Cities and King County maintain nearly 7,000 miles of roadway.  In one way or another, we all rely on local streets, roads, and bridges to get us from home to work, school, businesses, health care, and recreation.

 

But the way we fund our roads hasn’t been updated in years and the current way no longer meets today’s challenges.

 

Combined, our cities have an estimated that there’s a $1.3 billion backlog in roadway maintenance and safety improvements over the next five years. And our county roads face a severe annual backlog The amount of revenue available for the county road system has declined by one-third since 2009, meaning we aren’t able to address critical roadway safety and maintenance needs like storm response, snow removal, and repaving the thousands of miles of crumbling roadways.

 

We can’t keep ignoring these problems. The longer we wait, the more expensive it’s going to cost us. For every $1 we invest now to maintain our roads, we avoid $6-14 later in roadway replacement costs.

 

Proposition 1 is an emergency measure unanimously supported by the King County Council to begin to address critical roadway safety needs in every city and rural area across King County. Prop 1 dedicates 40% of revenue to roadway safety, preservation and maintenance—critical funding for EVERY city and rural area. Prop 1 will enable cities and county to:

 

• Repave the heaviest-volume roads.

• Fix or replace bridges that otherwise would need to be closed.

• Make our roads and streets safer.

• Improve flooding/stormwater management.

• Fix our roads now so that we don’t have to replace them later.

• Widen roads and improve signals where needed to improve roadway carrying capacity.

 

These funds will go to every city and unincorporated area in the county.  Below is King County's estimate for how much each city/unincorporated county is expected to receive each year for roadway improvements:

Algona

Auburn (KC portion)

Beaux Arts

Bellevue

Black Diamond

Bothell (KC portion)

Burien

Carnation

Clyde Hill

Covington

Des Moines

Duvall

Enumclaw

Federal Way

Hunts Point

Issaquah

Kenmore

Kent

Kirkland

Lake Forest Park

Maple Valley

Medina

Mercer Island

Milton (KC portion)

Newcastle

Normandy Park

North Bend

Pacific

Redmond

Renton

Sammamish

SeaTac

Seattle

Shoreline

Skykomish

Snoqualmie

Tukwila

Woodinville

Yarrow Point

Unincorporated King County

$79,300

$1,658,000

$7,500

$3,405,200

$107,500

$604,200

$1,238,100

$46,000

$76,800

$466,600

$766,400

$183,500

$286,100

$2,312,700

$10,200

$828,200

$545,700

$3,106,200

$2,106,800

$326,900

$616,300

$77,300

$585,700

$21,700

$274,300

$163,700

$155,200

$172,100

$1,439,400

$2,462,800

$1,238,900

$704,000

$16,152,000

$1,383,500

$5,000

$301,600

$493,900

$283,300

$26,200

$6,369,600

There are two ways to help fix our roads!

1) Volunteer! (http://is.gd/VolunteerSaveBuses)

2) Vote YES to fix our roads and save buses on April 22nd!

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