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The Metropolitan King County Council will take public testimony Monday on the proposed purchase of a portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor, the potential backbone of a regional corridor that could support trails, Eastside commuter rail, and an array of utility services.

The public will have the opportunity to offer comments on the four pieces of legislation that are part of the proposed ERC agreement:

  • An ordinance approving and authorizing the County Executive to acquire portions of the ERC from the Port of Seattle
  • An ordinance approving and authorizing the County Executive to enter into a reciprocal coordination and cooperation agreement with Puget Sound Energy
  • An ordinance approving and authorizing the County Executive to enter into an intergovernmental land transfer agreement with the city of Redmond
  • A motion establishing the Eastside Rail Corridor as a corridor of regional significance and establishing the Eastside Rail Corridor regional advisory council to initiate a regional planning process

The proposed legislation is the final step in the effort to maintain the 42-mile corridor that extends from Renton to Snohomish and prevent the corridor from being broken up and sold for private development.

Public comment

Monday, December 3
1:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, 10th floor
King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave., Seattle

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