Notice of Intent to appoint the Public Safety Bond Financial Oversight Committee

The Tukwila City Council is currently seeking five representatives to serve on the Public Safety Bond Financial Oversight Committee.

What is the Public Safety Bond Financial Oversight Committee?

Voters in the City of Tukwila approved Proposition 1, providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds not to exceed $77,385,000 to pay for:

  • Replacement of three seismically-deficient fire stations (Stations 51, 52 and 54)
  • Guaranteed funding for fire equipment and apparatus for the life of the 20-year bond
  • Construction of a Justice Center to house the Tukwila Police Department and Municipal Court

Ordinance No. 2509 provides that the City Council appoint a Public Safety Bond Financial Oversight Committee within six months of passage. The purpose of the Committee is to independently represent taxpayers concerning the City’s expenditures relating to the bond by reviewing the allocation of bond proceeds and progress on achieving the purposes of the Proposition.  The Committee will report its findings to the City Council and the public at least semi-annually. Resolution No. 1892 establishes a Charter for the Committee.

Vacant Positions

The City Council is currently seeking five members to serve on the Committee, including two residents, two members from the business community, and one at-large member who could be a resident or a representative from a business or a nonprofit organization serving members of the Tukwila community.  One resident and one business representative will initially be appointed for a term of three years, and the three remaining positions will be terms of two years.  The Committee will meet at least twice yearly.

Next Steps

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application for appointment and return to the City by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017. Completed applications can be emailed to BoardsComms@tukwilawa.gov or mailed to Laurel Humphrey, Tukwila City Hall; 6200 Southcenter Blvd; Tukwila, WA; 98188. The City Council expects to appoint the membership of the Committee in March 2017.

For more information about the vacant positions, please call Laurel Humphrey at 206-433-8993. Volunteers for City Boards, Commissions, and Committees are subject to a background check.