The first big issue is selecting a preferred PT Tomorrow alternative. There is either the Reductions Alternative which maintains the 0.6% sales tax or the Growth Alternative which would require raising the sales tax for Pierce Transit up to 0.9%. The board packet states the following:
RECOMMENDATION: Recommend adopting Alternative 2 – System Preservation Plan as the preferred alternative for future transit plan development.Since the Growth Alternative is recommended to be selected, the agenda then moves straight into an action item for submitting a ballot to increase Pierce Transit's sales tax to 0.9% in an election on February 8, 2011. The agenda also states that approving this resolution is recommended.
So, it should certainly make for an interesting board meeting. The meeting will be held at the following time and place:
Training Center, St. Helens Room
July 12 2010