$23 million in annual unmet needs
$21 million in one-time capital needs
$110m investment for Renewed Vision for Transit
(Sucking wind was my paraphrase)
"There is no one silver bullet" to solve all our transportation needs, Hagelin says.
BUT the fee has to be tied directly to impacts.
Weaver giving an update now. "It's a pretty big increase in sales tax" that's being considered.
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Yes, Brockett says. We're not getting the train anytime soon, so this plan developed from RTD. They've agreed to put in $30M on 119, but that's all they're promising anybody at this point.
Subject to change, but estimates:
$80/yr for detached residential unit
$53/yr for multi-family unit
$0.20 sq ft/ for commercial/retail
$0.10 for office
$0.02 for warehouse/light industrial
Yes, but it's a start, Hagelin says. "It is going to be an issue of prioritizing those unmet needs."
"There are many needs and $6.5M or so gets spent very quickly."
Hagelin: No, that could be a subsequent discussion.
Carr: It can be either benefit or impact.
I think we're talking the legal relationship that has to be established as the basis for a fee...
"I think we have more ability," Carr says. "You've got some scope."
"I'm of the mind to let's just go ahead and get the study going."
This would be on our utility bills... transportation seems "untethered" to utilities. "I'm a little worried about opening the flood gates" to putting things on that bill.
"Is there room in that discussion for another type of equity between residents and commuters? A lot of our impacts are caused by ppl who don't live in Boulder."
But we could try and fit it into the Nexus study.
"Those are still mechanisms we want to look at."
Wants to move forward with the study. "I think this is a promising mechanism."
I'd hate to impose a fee in October and then have a county transportation tax on the ballot the next month. "We'd want to be really careful about the timing of it."
What could we do to have a bigger impact more quickly? Parking fees, congestion pricing. To me, "it feels a bit half measure-y."
We'd still keep working on those; they're not "being back-burnered" in any way. But the mobility fee is "more ready to go."
Hagelin: Yes. We were at this point 5 yrs ago.
Brockett: Rebates aren't necessarily the way to do it. Just focus on equity.
Hagelin: Maybe exemptions. Rebates are a little more complicated.
But he also supports moving forward with the study.
Later, though: Staff is going to go ahead with a competitive bidding process, pick a consultant and then come back to council to refine priorities before a study.
No, council says.