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City may form Transportation Benefit District

The Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting in August to discuss creating a Transportation Benefit District (TBD).

The proposed Transportation Benefit District would authorize a new and renewing vehicle license fee of $20 to meet the City’s responsibility for funding the preservation and maintenance of the City’s transportation infrastructure consistent with Chapter 36.73 RCW, to protect the City’s long-term investments in that infrastructure, to reduce the risk of transportation facility failures and improve safety, to continue optimal performance of the infrastructure over time, and to avoid more expensive infrastructure replacements in the future.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 9611 S.E. 36th St. Any interested person(s) may appear and provide input.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a study session to brief the Council. The public hearing will follow as part of a larger agenda of regular business, which begins at 7 p.m.  For more, visit the City’s website at:

Parks and Rec to consider repairs to Groveland

Beween 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a public meeting to discuss current park issues related to the existing dock and shoreline infrastructure, and receive input on the needed repairs at Groveland Park. The meeting will be held at the shoreline (swim beach) of Groveland Park, at 7740 S.E. 58th Street.

A recent study concluded the dock structures are failing and the shoreline is being undermined and suffering from erosion. The purpose of this meeting is to work with the community to discuss the needed repairs, and incorporate ideas and feedback into the design.

Throughout the entire planning process, written and electronic mail comments are welcomed and accepted. For more information about this project, contact Jason Kintner, Parks Superintendent at or at 275-7609.


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