A city or county that forms a TBD with the same boundaries as the city or county may absorb the TBD and assume all the rights, power, functions, and obligations of the district. The TBD then no longer exists as a separate legal entity, and the legislative authority takes on the role of governing body for the TBD. That is the City Council in Redmond.
A public hearing is required before the legislative authority of the city or county can pass an ordinance to assume the powers of the TBD. Currently, 85% of cities that have a TBD, in Washington State, have chosen to absorb the TBD.