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Proposed ordinance: 2023-0230 & 2023-0231

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METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed Ordinances 2023-0230 and 2023-0231

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing before the Metropolitan King County Council will be held at the King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Avenue Room 1001 on the 28th day of November, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. to consider adoption of Proposed Ordinances 2023-0230 and 2023-0231, relating to taxi, for-hire, and transportation network company regulations.

 

Information on the public hearing and how to submit public testimony can be found at this website:

https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/committees/full_council.aspx.

 

The full Council may take action on these proposed ordinances at the November 28th, 2023, meeting following the public hearing.

 

SUMMARY:

Proposed Ordinance 2023-0230 would:

  • Amend King County Code Chapter (K.C.C.) 6.64 to update regulations for transportation network companies, drivers, and vehicles to conform to changes in state law; to remove taxi and for-hire regulations (which would be moved to a new chapter if Proposed Ordinance 2023-0231 is adopted); and to make technical corrections.

     

    Proposed Ordinance 2023-0231 would:

  • Add a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 6 (presumed to be K.C.C. Chapter 6.65) specific to taxi and for-hire vehicle owners, drivers, and agencies.
  • Establish a regional for-hire system with regulatory changes related to reciprocity endorsements with the City of Seattle, regional dispatch agencies, regional taximeter rates, industry modernization provisions, and other regulatory policy changes.
  • Amend K.C.C. provisions related to penalties. K.C.C. currently states that monetary penalties could be assessed for up to $1,000. Under the proposed ordinance, specific violations would be tied to set monetary penalties, with escalations for repeat offenses and an option for license actions such as revocation or suspension.

 

For More Information:

A copy of Proposed Ordinance 2023-0230 is available on the internet at https://mkcclegisearch.kingcounty.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=6274812&GUID=A5D2D480-80A3-447B-B860-7B1EFFBDC981&Options=Advanced&Search=.

 

A copy of Proposed Ordinance 2023-0231 is available on the internet at https://mkcclegisearch.kingcounty.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=6274819&GUID=FC9540AA-4D89-47D4-96B4-3E4D323DBFA4&Options=Advanced&Search=.

 

You may also view this notice at the Clerk’s page at https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/clerk/ordinances_advertised.aspx

 

This notice is given in accordance with the provisions of RCW 36.32.120(7) and provides penalties for the violation of the provisions thereof.

 

DATED at Seattle, Washington, this 17th day of November, 2023.

 

METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON

 

Melani Hay

Clerk of the Council

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