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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
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Transporation Benefit District

Paving Oak Harbor's Streets

 

Photo of street paving work in progress

Over 100 cities in Washington have formed transportation benefit districts (TBDs) to help meet the transportation needs of their community. 

For information on TBDs around Washington visit:

Association of Washington Cities Data Portalhttp://datadatadata-awcnet.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/tbds

MRSC TBD Pagehttp://mrsc.org/Home/Explore-Topics/Finance/Special-Topics/Transportation-Benefit-Districts.aspx

 

What are the funding options of a transportation benefit district? See RCW 36.73.065 https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=36.73.065

 

What is retail sales tax? See Washington Department of Revenue: https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/retail-sales-tax

 

What projects in Oak Harbor might the TBD fund? 

     TBD 5 Year Scenario Years by Treatment Map

     Capital Improvements Plan (2019 - 2024)

     Street Saver Pavement Management System Report

 

What are neighboring jurisdictions doing?

 

LIST OF CITY TBD'S IN OAK HARBOR REGION
CITY ESTABLISHED POWERS ASSUMED SALES TAX VEH LIC FEE BALLOT DATE VOTE % COMBINED SALES TAX 1, 2
Anacortes 2014 Yes 0.2%   Nov. 2018 60 8.5%
Arlington 2013 Yes 0.2%   Aug. 2013 65 9.1%
Bellingham 2010 Yes 0.2%   Nov. 2010 58 8.7%
Ferndale 2011 Yes 0.2%   Feb. 2012 63 8.7%
Marysville 2013 Yes 0.2%   Apr. 2014 55 9.2%
Mount Vernon 2016 Yes 0.2%   Nov. 2016 68 8.7%
Sedro-Woolley 2014 Yes   $20 N/A N/A 8.5%
Stanwood 2012 Yes 0.2%   Feb. 2013 68 9.1%
     
Source: MRSC, last updated December 2018.
1 Combined sales tax is a total of local and state sales tax including the 6.5% state rate, the local rate, and Regional Transit Authority rate.
2 Tax rates effective January 1 - March 31, 2019.

 

 

Documents related to Oak Harbor's Transportation Benefit District:

Fact Sheet

OHTBD # 1 historical information

Ordinance No. 1835 created the OHTBD #1

Ordinance No. 1865 City Council assumed duties of OHTBD Board

Resolution 19-16 Sending Proposition 1 to the Ballot

Resolution 19-17 OHTBD Material Change Policy

TBD Engineering Presentation to City Council Workshop 06/19/2019

 

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