Looking back on the 3rd quarter.
As November comes to a close, we’re hearkening back to summer, with third quarter (Q3) reporting for Move Seattle. The quarter wrapped up the end of September, and now we’ve closed the books, crunched the numbers, and issued our report for presentation to the Levy Oversight Committee meeting Thursday.
Quarterly reports on Levy performance and financials are important tools to help facilitate the role of the Levy Oversight Committee to monitor revenues, expenditures, and program and project implementation.
Q3 2018 saw a few key Levy accomplishments, with a little for everyone.
- Two freight spot improvements – reaching our annual goal of five – to help keep trucks and goods moving;
- Construction on five of nine Neighborhood Street Fund projects, building out your ideas to make streets safe and more accessible;
- University/Cowen Paving project, an all-hands-on-deck effort joining the SDOT team, construction crews, and project partners at the U District Farmers Market, U District Partnership, and Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office; and
- 20 blocks of new sidewalk in our pedestrian network, all during the third quarter alone!
In total, we spent $47.6M on Move Seattle projects in Q3, up from $39M spent in Q2 and $21.5M spent in Q1.
Wrapping up the Move Seattle assessment.
We’ve also been hard at work drafting the Updated Levy Workplan as the culmination of the Move Seattle Assessment. We took the Move Seattle Assessment’s key findings and worked with staff and teams across the department to develop this Updated Workplan that sets a new baseline with realistic funding and cost expectations for certain programs. These Updated Workplan outlines spend plans and project list projections for all 30 Levy programs.
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