Transportation ballot measure, shipping container ban to be considered at Monday meetings

great dealThe Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District Board has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, May 11.

The subject of the meeting is to hear from City staff on potential transportation funding options and consideration of a possible ballot measure. City staff will recap the transportation funding status, needs, potential funding sources and next steps to the funding options.

Possible funding options including increasing the sales tax, increasing vehicle tab fee and combinations of increasing the sales tax and reducing the tab fee.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, May 11 in the Council Chambers at at Lynnwood Civic Center, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood.

Following the Transportation Benefit District Board meeting, the Lynnwood City Council has scheduled a Public Hearing on the issue of the use of shipping containers as accessory structures in residential zones.

The City is proposing an amendment of the zoning code, adding a definition for “shipping container” and prohibiting the use of shipping containers as accessory structures within single-family and multi-family residential areas. This proposal is area-wide and is not site-specific.

The City Council likely will be take action on the proposed ordinance after the Public Hearing.

The City Council meeting is set for 7 p.m., Monday, May 11 in the Council Chambers at Lynnwood Civic Center, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood.

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