SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6373
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Erwin, Skratek, Thorsness, Oke, Patterson and Vognild)
Read first time 02/06/92.
AN ACT Relating to the membership of the transportation improvement board; reenacting and amending RCW 47.26.121; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 47.26.121 and 1991 c 363 s 124 and 1991 c 308 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:
There is hereby created a transportation improvement board of ((
eighteen members, six of whom shall be county members and six of whom
shall be city members. The remaining members shall be: (a) The assistant
secretary of the department of transportation whose primary responsibilities
relate to planning and public transportation; (b) the assistant secretary for
highways of the department of transportation; (c) the assistant secretary for
local programs of the department of transportation; (d) a representative of a
public transit system; (( and)) (e) a private sector representative;
and (f) a public member.
(2) Of the county members of the board, one member shall be a county engineer from a county with a population of one hundred twenty-five thousand or more; one member shall be a county engineer from a county with a population of less than one hundred twenty-five thousand; one member shall be the executive director of the county road administration board, created by RCW 36.78.060; two members shall be county executives, council members, or commissioners from counties with a population of one hundred twenty-five thousand or more; one member shall be a county executive, council member, or commissioner from a county with a population of less than one hundred twenty-five thousand. All county members of the board, except the executive director of the county road administration board, shall be appointed. Not more than one county member of the board shall be from any one county. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "county engineer" means the director of public works in any county in which such a position exists.
(3) Of the city members of the board two shall be chief city engineers, public works directors, or other city employees with responsibility for public works activities, of cities over twenty thousand population; one shall be a chief city engineer, public works director, or other city employee with responsibility for public works activities, of a city of less than twenty thousand population; two shall be mayors, commissioners, or city council members of cities of more than twenty thousand population; and one shall be a mayor, commissioner, or council member of a city of less than twenty thousand population. All of the city members shall be appointed. Not more than one city member of the board shall be from any one city.
(4) The transit member shall be a general manager, executive director, or transit director of a city-owned transit system, county transportation authority, metropolitan municipal corporation, or public transportation benefit area.
(5) The private sector member shall be a citizen with business, management, and transportation related experience and shall be active in a business community-based transportation organization.
(6) The public member shall have professional experience in transportation or land use planning, a demonstrated interest in transportation issues, and involvement with community groups or grass roots organizations.
Appointments of county, city, transit, ((
and)) private sector, and
public representatives shall be made by the secretary of the department of
transportation(( , with appointments to be made by July 1, 1991)).
Appointees shall be chosen from a list of two persons for each position
nominated by the Washington state association of counties for county members,
the association of Washington cities for city members, and the Washington state
transit association for the transit member. The private sector and public
members shall be sought through classified advertisements in selected newspapers
collectively serving all urban areas of the state, and other appropriate
means. Persons applying for the private sector or the public member position
must provide a letter of interest and a resume to the secretary of the
department of transportation. In the case of a vacancy, the appointment
shall be only for the remainder of the unexpired term in which the vacancy has
occurred. A vacancy shall be deemed to have occurred on the board when any
member elected to public office completes that term of office or is removed
therefrom for any reason or when any member employed by a political subdivision
terminates such employment for whatsoever reason or when a private sector or
public member resigns or is unable or unwilling to serve.
(8) Appointments shall be for terms of four years. Terms of all
appointed members shall expire on June 30th of even-numbered years.
(9) The board shall elect a chair from among its members for a two-year
(10) Expenses of the board, including administration of the
transportation improvement program, shall be paid from the urban arterial