Dear GSBA members,
Seattle Proposition 1 has won a resounding victory at the ballot box!
GSBA was proud to partner with a broad coalition of groups, including the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, OneAmerica Votes, Transportation Choices Coalition, Puget Sound Sage, the Cascade Bicycle Club, King County Labor Council and many more in advocating on behalf of this measure. Your support made a difference!
Over 80% of GSBA’s membership supports increased investments in our public transportation and infrastructure according to the fall membership survey. Once again, Seattle voters have decided that these investments must be made to keep pace with the rapid growth that our city is undergoing. Last year the city voted to pass the largest increase in transit service, and the Let’s Move Seattle levy will build upon those efforts with a measure that will expand commuting options and enhance safety.
Too often in our country and in our state we have expectations of the level of services we want, but have been reluctant to increase our taxes to pay for those important services. We are proud that our membership and our city recognize that significant funding is needed to seriously address issues such as our transportation network.
GSBA pledges to monitor SDOT’s performance with Move Seattle over the next decade to ensure that the levy is being implemented according to how it was passed and in the best interests of the city.
Thank you for your support.
Louise Chernin, President & CEO
Jay Petterson, Public Affairs Chair
Matt Landers, Public Policy & Communications Manager