10a. Presentation

Resolution 3822 Limited Tax General Obligations and Bonds

Item No. 10a supp
Meeting Date: April 16, 2024
General Obligation & Refunding Bonds,
Series 2024
April 16, 2024


    Request Introduction of Resolution No. 3822
•  Sale and Issuance of General Obligation (G.O.) & Refunding Bonds
•  Draft Plan of Finance anticipates the use of G.O. bonds to fund $351
million of Non-Airport capital investments:
– Maritime
– Economic Development
– Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) North Harbor
•  2024 G.O. bonds to provide partial funding


               Purpose of the Bonds
Refund for Savings                   Funding for Capital Projects
~$100 million (1)                       ~$200 million (1)
Refunding G.O. bonds issued in 2015 -                 Partial funding of Non-Airport CIP, as outlined in
estimated to provide $3.6 million in (net               the Draft Plan of Finance
present value) debt service savings
The refunding may or may not proceed
depending on market conditions
(1) estimate


        Fund Non-Airport Capital Investments
Under Construction:
•   Terminal 91 Berths 6 & 8
•   Fishermen’s Terminal Maritime Innovation Center
•   Completion of Terminal 5 Modernization
•   Other NWSA (North Harbor) capital projects
In Design:
•   Terminal 91 Uplands Development (Phase I)
•   Other NWSA (North Harbor) capital projects
Flexibility to redirect bond proceeds to other tax levy
and GO Bond funded projects identified in the Draft
Plan of Finance
Actual spending on projects is subject to appropriate

                Resolution No. 3822
•  Similar in all material respect to other     •  Delegation Limits:
G.O. Bond resolutions                       – Maximum Par Amount: $325.0 million
– Provides approval delegation to Executive      – Maximum Interest Rate: 6.0%
Director, Deputy Executive Director or            – Minimum Savings Rate: 3.5%
Chief Financial Officer
– Bond sale must occur within one year, by
April 23, 2025
•   Bonds may be issued in multiple
series                                       Exceeding limits requires further
–  Tax-exempt (governmental)                authorization
–  Tax-exempt (private-activity)
–  Taxable                           • Bonds to be sold competitively (1)
•  Provides funding for bond issuance
(1)  Option for negotiated sale


                    Next Steps
• Meetings with credit rating agencies April 18-19
• Adoption of Resolution No. 3822 scheduled for May 14
• Bond sale timing will depend on market conditions



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