Thursday, April 17, 2014
FY 2015 Budget Motion/Streetcar - JEV
This is the verbatim motion made during the April 16th County Board/County Manager FY 2015 Budget Work Session by County Board Member John Vihstadt, seconded by County Board Member Libby Garvey, and defeated by a 3-2 vote, County Board Members Hynes, Fisette, and Tejada voting against:
(1) No funds shall be expended in the FY 2014 or FY 2015 operating budgets for the purpose of furthering, either directly, or indirectly, a streetcar on Columbia Pike or in Crystal City, except to the extent that such expenditures are required to meet contractual or other legal obligations entered into by the County prior to the date of this motion;
(2) Within 30 days, County staff shall provide the Board and the public with a complete and transparent accounting of all funds contained in the FY 2014 and FY 2015 budgets that are intended , either directly or indirectly, for either the Columbia Pike or Crystal City streetcar project; and
(3) Within 60 days, County staff shall recommend to the Board and the public alternative uses of all such funds designated for the Columbia Pike streetcar, provided that: (1) no funds shall be used to support streetcar funds in any other corridor; (2) a substantial portion of any funds derived from the Transportation Capital Fund or any other source dedicated solely for transportation uses shall be designated to improve existing bus service on Columbia Pike, including, but not limited to, improvements consistent with the TSM-2 proposal contained in the County's 2012 Alternatives Analysis/Environmental Assessment for Columbia Pike; and (3) a substantial portion of any funds not dedicated solely for transportation uses shall be used for the benefit of Arlington County public schools.