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Record No: Res 31620    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/21/2015
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION supporting efforts by the State Legislature to allow local governments to propose ordinances that significantly increase the supply of rent restricted units and that protect tenants from sudden and dramatic rent increases, without causing a negative impact on the quality or quantity of housing supply, by modifying or repealing RCW 35.21.830.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess, Sally Bagshaw, Jean Godden, Tom Rasmussen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION supporting efforts by the State Legislature to allow local governments to propose ordinances that significantly increase the supply of rent restricted units and that protect tenants from sudden and dramatic rent increases, without causing a negative impact on the quality or quantity of housing supply, by modifying or repealing RCW 35.21.830.
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WHEREAS, residents across Seattle face rising housing costs that challenge Seattle's future as an affordable and equitable city; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31609 declares the City Council's intent to consider numerous strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing in Seattle, including some that require changes in State law; and
WHEREAS, the City's 2015 State Legislative Agenda supported "creating and preserving financing tools and other policies to expand affordable housing and help ensure affordability and stability for tenants;" NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:
Section 1. The City Council supports efforts by the State Legislature to allow local governments to propose ordinances that significantly increase the supply of rent-restricted units and that protect tenants from sudden and dramatic rent increases, without causing a negative impact on the quality or quantity of housing supply, by modifying or repealing RCW 35.21.830. The City Council requests that the Office of Intergovernmental Relations incorporate this position into the City's forthcoming 2016 State Legislative Agenda.



Adopted by the City Council the ____ day of ____________________, 2015, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this________ day
of ______________________, 2015.
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President ___________of the City Council

Filed by me this ____ day of ________________________, 2015.

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