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Jim Smith departs in legislative ‘blaze of glory,’ Sutton’s call for audit passes

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 13, 2023—In their final meeting of the year, the Lynnwood City Council passed their mid-biennial budget and added new agenda items for the incoming council next year. The budget passed without any further discussion in a 6-0-1 vote with Councilmember Josh Binda abstaining.  As was previously reported, since Lynnwood operates on a […]

Lynnwood Council fails to overturn veto of car tab relief

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LYNNWOOD, November 14, 2022—At a somewhat contentious Business Meeting, the Lynnwood City Council on Monday did not secure the five votes needed to overturn Mayor Christine Frizzell veto of the $40 car tab relief, Ordinance 3416, that passed on October 24. Councilwoman Shirley Sutton was not present at the meeting. “After spending these last couple […]

Lynnwood Council votes Monday to overturn veto of Car Tab relief

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LYNNWOOD, November 13, 2022—Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell vetoed the recently passed $40 car tab relief, Ordinance 3416, during the October 31 city council work session. The Council is scheduled to vote to overturn her veto at Monday’s meeting on November 14. “After substantial consideration of what is best and necessary for the long-term sustainability of our […]

$30 car tabs ruled unconstitutional by state Supreme Court

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff An initiative that would have reduced car tab fees to $30 has been ruled unconstitutional by the Washington Supreme Court for containing too many subjects and a misleading description on the ballot.  The state Supreme Court struck down initiative measure number 976 (I-976) on Thursday, October 15, ruling […]

70% of projects paused by WSDOT are funded by gas tax, not car tabs

Car tab Relief

Washington Policy Center | MARIYA FROST Last November, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), under the direction of the Governor, released a list of transportation projects that would be deferred due to the passage of Initiative 976, which reduces or eliminates car tabs. As it turns out – 18 of the 26 road projects […]

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