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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 29, 2014
Ramiro Chavez, Public Works Dept. Director at (360) 867-2271 or Chavezr@co.thurston.wa.us
Scott Davis, Traffic Engineering & Operations Manager at (360) 867-2345 or Davissa@co.thurston.wa.us

Special Meeting Dec. 30 for Transportation Benefit District Proposal
Special commission meeting at 9:30 a.m. on ordinance to create TBD

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, December 30 at
9:30 a.m. to consider an ordinance that would create a Transportation Benefit District in unincorporated Thurston County. Commissioners are considering the creation of the district to address the growing need
for maintenance and preservation of the county's roads, bridges, and transportation infrastructure.

Thurston County Commissioners signaled their unanimous support for creating the transportation benefit district at the public hearing for the ordinance on Dec. 16. If commissioners approve the ordinance on Dec. 30, the three commissioners would form the district's board of directors. The board of directors would then consider several items in early 2015, including a district charter and bylaws, contracts for administrative and engineering services, the development of a district work plan that would include specific transportation projects, and the implementation of certain revenue sources available to transportation benefit districts, such as a $20 annual car licensing fee.

For more information about the transportation benefit district proposal, the county's transportation infrastructure, and the work of the county's Public Works Department, please visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/publicworks.

WHAT: Special Commission Meeting on Transportation Benefit District Proposal

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: County Courthouse Building One, Room 280 at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia, 98502



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3