Cities form Transportation Benefit Districtsto help fund street projects such as maintenance, repaving, and safety improvements. In 2011, Snohomish voters formed a Transportation Benefit District and approved an additional two tenths of one percent (0.2%) sales tax to fund the district from 2012 to 2021.
The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) boundary includes all areas within the city limits, and is governed by the Snohomish City Council. Every year the district publishes an annual report (PDF) on its work.
Street Projects Funded by Sales Tax
Since 2012, the City has collected approximately $4.8 million from TBD sales taxes. The City has also been awarded approximately $4.2 million from State and Federal grants to support TBD projects. The following roadwork has been completed or funded:
15th Street/Avenue D Roundabout ( 2015)
30th Street at Highway 9 widening ( 2017)
First Street repaving and pedestrian bulb-outs (2017)
Lincoln Avenue repaving (2017)
Fourth Street repaving (2018)
Avenue A repaving (2018)
Cypress Lane repaving (2018)
Over the next three years (2018-2021), approximately $2.3 million in TBD funds will be collected for street preservation projects - about $780,000 per year.