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Record No: CB 118708    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118708
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/5/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125072
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer to negotiate for and purchase parcels of land and acquire other real property rights in accordance with the federal license for the City's Boundary Hydroelectric Project; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Area for Habitat Land Acquisition, 3. Summary Att B - Rights to Be Acquired in Fee, 4. Summary Att C - Flowage Easements, 5. Signed Ord 125072, 6. Affidavit of Publicatoin
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer to negotiate for and purchase parcels of land and acquire other real property rights in accordance with the federal license for the City's Boundary Hydroelectric Project; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 123229, the City entered into a comprehensive Settlement Agreement dated March 9, 2010 (the "Settlement Agreement") with the Bureau of Indian Affairs ("BIA"), the National Park Service ("NPS"), the US Fish and Wildlife Service ("USFWS"), the US Forest Service ("USFS"), the Kalispel Tribe ("Tribe"), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ("WDFW"), the Washington State Department of Ecology ("Ecology"), the Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington ("PUD"), the Selkirk Conservation Alliance ("SCA"), American Whitewater, and The Lands Council (collectively, the "Parties") that establishes the terms and conditions for settlement of disputed issues between the Parties and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") associated with the relicensing of the Boundary Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2144); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 123940, City Light accepted a new license from the FERC to operate the Boundary Hydroelectric Project, as provided in the FERC License Order dated March 20, 2013 ("License Order"), which requires City Light to acquire approximately 158 acres of Project Habitat Lands, bring the acquired lands into the FERC Project boundary, and develop parcel-specific habitat objectives and implementation tasks for the long-term management of the lands; and
WHEREAS, the License Order outlines the geographic range within which the Project Habitat Lands must be located and the habitat qualities the lands must possess, and directs City Light to acquire the lands ...

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