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Pedersen’s Statement Following Council Approval of Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Funding Measure

Councilmember Alex Pedersen, Chair of the Transportation Committee and Chair of the Committee on Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Funding, released the following statement today after the City Council passed Council Bill 119833, which will provide voters with the option to renew funding for STBD.

“Because I believe public transit is an essential and affordable option to move the most people in the most environmentally friendly way as our economy recovers, I’m thankful the Mayor and a unanimous City Council agreed to provide Seattle voters with the option this November to renew funding for the successful Seattle Transportation Benefit District during these challenging and uncertain times.  As chair of the Committee that initiated this transit legislation to get it done on time, I believe it was healthy for our city government to have a robust, yet respectful debate on the tradeoffs of the various details and then to compromise to move it forward for voters to decide,” Pedersen said. 

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