Would you like to know more about all the work done in 2013 by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) thanks to your transportation levy dollars – Bridging the Gap (BTG)? Or learn what SDOT and BTG have planned for 2014? Like to meet new folks and find out how you can get engaged? If so, you are in luck!
The BTG Levy Oversight Committee has a meeting scheduled for January 30, 6 – 8 p.m., in the Seattle City Hall Boards and Commissions Room (L-230). The committee is a dedicated group of 15 community members who meet quarterly to review and track the progress of the BTG transportation initiative that was passed by Seattle voters in 2006. They are charged with ensuring SDOT is delivering on the promises made to voters.
Committee members come from all across the city and from all walks of life. They take their oversight and accountability role seriously and they work closely with SDOT to ensure that BTG is not only meeting its goals, but that it is being integrated into the overall goals of the department and the City.
The committee members include:
- Ann Martin, Co-chair
- Kristen Lohse, Co-chair
- Ref Lindmark
- Betty Seith-Croll
- Allegra Calder
- John Coney
- Jeremy Valenta
- Barbara Wright
- Chisula Chambers
- Jessica Szelag, Bicycle Advisory Board member
- Lydia Heard, Pedestrian Advisory Board member
- David Mendoza, Freight Advisory Board member
- Ben Noble, City Budget Director
- Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Transportation Committee Chair
All committee meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend and share their views on BTG during public comment. If you are interested in how your tax dollars are allocated, why not mark your calendar and join us this Thursday for the first meeting of 2014.
For more information, please visit BTG Levy Oversight Committee website.