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Record No: CB 118719    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118719
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 8/3/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125094
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to the Municipal Arts Fund; amending Section 20.32.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code to allow for expenditures related to public art maintenance; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Signed Ord 125094, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE related to the Municipal Arts Fund; amending Section 20.32.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code to allow for expenditures related to public art maintenance; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, the Office of Arts and Culture ("Arts") is the administrator of the Municipal Arts Fund (MAF), which primarily supports public art investment in The City of Seattle ("City") via the One Percent for Art program; and
WHEREAS, Section 20.32.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code places limitations on the MAF's support for conservation and maintenance of public art investments regardless of the funding source; and
WHEREAS, this limitation affects the City's ability to account for revenue and spending related to this function within the Arts MAF financial plan; and
WHEREAS, Arts, in prior years, has spent directly from the Cumulative Reserve Subfund - Unrestricted (CRS-U) Budget Control Level to provide maintenance; and
WHEREAS, direct spending from a funding source BCL is not the preferred method for spending, as it tracks workload outside of the assigned department's financials; and
WHEREAS, the 2016 Adopted Budget provided an appropriation in Arts from the MAF, assumed a contribution of CRS-U revenue to the MAF, and created a new program to track maintenance of public arts investments in Arts for transparency purposes; and
WHEREAS, a technical change to the Seattle Municipal Code concerning the MAF is necessary to be consistent with the 2016 Adopted Budget; and
WHEREAS, this action does not change appropriation or funding to Arts in 2016 or future years: it changes the way expenditures and revenues are tracked for accounting and budget purposes; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 20.32.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124539, is amended as follows:
20.32.050 - Municipal Ar...

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