Seattle Councilmember Saka ready to lead Council review of the proposed Transportation Levy

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Saka (District 1) is ready to kick off the Council’s review of the 2024 Transportation Levy renewal after Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his official proposal this morning.

Councilmember Saka will chair the Select Committee on the 2024 Transportation Levy — a committee comprised of all nine councilmembers tasked with reviewing and amending the mayor’s proposal as appropriate, and ultimately putting forth a final proposed levy package before voters this fall. The first meeting of that committee will be on Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 AM.

“We have an incredible opportunity right now to roll up our sleeves and build a better future for Seattle. Building and maintaining bridges, roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, and buses may seem like the boring work of government, but few things shape the way we interact with our city and connect with each other more. We have a tremendous responsibility to get this right and deliver the everyday basics in an extraordinary way,” said Councilmember Saka.

“Thank you, Mayor Bruce Harrell, for this proposal. I look forward to working collaboratively with your office and my fellow councilmembers to review and build upon this strong foundation,” Councilmember Saka concluded.

What’s next?

The proposed Transportation Levy will be reviewed and amended by the select committee, beginning on May 7 at 10:30 AM. Once approved by the committee, it will go to the Council for a final vote. If approved, the levy would be on the ballot this November.