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Record No: CB 118748    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118748
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/3/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125152
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area; modifying the assessment rates; and amending Ordinance 113326, as previously amended by Ordinances 119539, 120570, and 121758, in accordance therewith.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Signed Ord 125152, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area; modifying the assessment rates; and amending Ordinance 113326, as previously amended by Ordinances 119539, 120570, and 121758, in accordance therewith.
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WHEREAS, in 1987, through Ordinance 113326, the City established the West Seattle Junction Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA), providing for the levy of special assessments upon businesses within the PBIA for the purpose of enhancing conditions for operation of those businesses; and
WHEREAS, in 1999, through Ordinance 119539, the City increased the original assessment rates for the PBIA; and
WHEREAS, in 2001, through Ordinance 120570, the City clarified the legislation to more accurately describe and implement the intent of the petitioners who requested that the City create the PBIA; and
WHEREAS, in 2005, the City passed Ordinance 121758, increasing the established assessment rates for the PBIA, and there has been no subsequent increase in the assessment rates; and
WHEREAS, on May 25, 2016, the PBIA held a public ratepayer meeting to discuss increased expenses, highlighted a proposal to address the budget situation, and received feedback from its ratepayers; and
WHEREAS, on June 10, 2016, the ratepayer advisory board for the West Seattle Junction Association, which oversees the PBIA, voted to increase all assessment rates by ten percent for the purpose of preventing reduction in services due to inflation in prices; and
WHEREAS, on September 7, 2016, in accordance with RCW 35.87A.140, the City Council will hold a public hearing regarding its intention to raise the West Seattle PBIA's assessment rates; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 2 of Ordinance 113326, previously amended by Ordinances 119539, 120570, and 121758, is further amended as follows:
Section 2. Levy ...

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