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Record No: CB 118349    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118349
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/30/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124742
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to incentivizing regional partners to develop homeless shelters; lifting a budget proviso imposed on Finance General's Reserves Budget Control Level; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; making cash transfers between various City funds; and amending Ordinance 124648, which adopted the 2015 Budget, including the 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Program.
Sponsors: Sally Clark
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proviso 61-1-B-1, 3. Proposed Amendment 1, 4. Signed Ord 124742
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to incentivizing regional partners to develop homeless shelters; lifting a budget proviso imposed on Finance General's Reserves Budget Control Level; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; making cash transfers between various City funds; and amending Ordinance 124648, which adopted the 2015 Budget, including the 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Program.
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WHEREAS, since 2010, the number of people sleeping without shelter in Seattle has increased nearly 42 percent, to more than 2,800 people counted in the 2015 One Night Count;
WHEREAS, the City of Seattle contributed to the formation of the Committee to End Homelessness-King County (CEH) to provide the vision and leadership required to develop and implement a plan to end homelessness throughout King County, Washington and has actively participated in and supported CEH for more than a decade;
WHEREAS, the City of Seattle is committed to ongoing cooperation with United Way of King County, King County, cities in the region, non-profit and religious organizations and other partners in the regional effort to provide shelter to homeless people and to help them secure permanent housing;
WHEREAS, the City's 2015 Adopted Budget includes $175,000 of General Subfund for incentivizing regional partners to develop homeless shelters;
WHEREAS, the City Council placed a budget proviso on these funds such that the Executive and the Human Services Department cannot expend funds until authorized by future ordinance; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Human Services is ready to proceed with a proposal to incentive regional shelter; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The restrictions imposed by the following budget proviso that limit spending on the following item are removed because the conditions in ...

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