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Record No: CB 118754    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118754
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/15/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125113
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to international affairs and the Seattle Sister Cities program, amending Sections 3.14.440, 3.14.450, 3.14.460, and 3.14.470 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Attachments: 1. Proposed Substitute
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Memorandum, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 125113, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to international affairs and the Seattle Sister Cities program, amending Sections 3.14.440, 3.14.450, 3.14.460, and 3.14.470 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, with the creation of Seattle's first sister city relationship in 1957, the residents of Seattle have demonstrated a desire to learn more about the people of other cities throughout the world and enhance international communication and understanding; and
WHEREAS, we wish to provide residents of Seattle with opportunities to give service to and derive benefit from community projects of international scope; and
WHEREAS, the City and its residents have benefited greatly from the activities of our sister city associations and their counterparts in other countries; and
WHEREAS, Seattle's international landscape has changed significantly since the establishment of Seattle Sister Cities relationships and the Seattle Sister Cities Coordinating Committee; and
WHEREAS, we wish to encourage best practices between Seattle, our sister cities, and our global partners in industries central to Seattle's international landscape, such as global health, technology, and sustainable development; and
WHEREAS, we wish to encourage international trade and tourism between Seattle and our sister cities; and
WHEREAS, Seattle's international engagement and programs should be carefully selected to assure that these special relationships will be based upon common interests and characteristics important to both Seattle and our international partners; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 3.14.440 of the Seattle Municipal Code, enacted by Ordinance 124255, is amended as follows:
3.14.440 Objectives of ((Program)) program and Office of Intergovernmental Relations ((Responsibilities)) responsibilities ((.))
A. Objective...

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