Transportation Benefit District

  • Immediately following City Council meetings
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    1339 Griffin Ave.
    Enumclaw, WA 98022
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are prepared prior to the meetings, minutes are available following approval.
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Responsibilities & Duties
In an effort to establish a dedicated funding program to address the city’s deteriorating pavement system, the City Council approved Ordinance 2524 on May 14, 2013, establishing a Transportation Benefit District (TBD). A TBD is a quasi-municipal corporation and independent taxing district created for the sole purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, providing, and funding transportation improvements within the district. The rules governing TBDs are set as forth in Chapter 36.73 RCW and as codified in Chapter 3.22 of the Enumclaw Municipal Code (EMC).

Facets of the TBD
  • Governance of the TBD, its authority, rules for use of funds, and provision for dissolution are as established in EMC 3.22.
  • The TBD boundaries are identical with the city limits.
  • Funds may be collected for a specified period before being expended, serve as a match for state or federal funds, and/or be used to retire debt incurred by the TBD.
  • The plan of improvements to be completed using TBD funding will be listed under the Annual Pavement Maintenance Program element of the city’s 6 year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
  • The TBD, acting in its own official capacity, has the authority to adopt fees or revenue options for implementation.
  • The district governing body shall develop a material change policy to address major plan changes that affect project delivery or the ability to finance the plan.
  • A district shall issue an annual report, indicating the status of transportation improvement costs, transportation improvement expenditures, revenues, and construction schedules, to the public and to newspapers of record in the district.
Vehicle License Fee
On February 10, 2014, the city TBD voted to establish a vehicle license fee in the amount of $20 that will net an estimated annual revenue of around $210,000. This is about 40% of the $550,000 estimated to be necessary annually to fully fund the city’s pavement management maintenance needs. The fee went into effect on license renewals for vehicles within the city beginning September 1, 2014.
0.1% Sales and Use Tax
At the November 3 General Election, voters approved a 0.1% sales and use tax increase to provide additional funding for the TBD.  Collection of the tax goes into effect on April 1, 2016.