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Record No: Res 31705    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/29/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION related to addressing the needs of people living in the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt and in the adjoining neighborhoods; accepting the Seattle Human Services Department's East Duwamish Greenbelt Encampments Outreach Assessment; and approving the City's operations plan to physically improve and maintain the Greenbelt and provide a healthier and safer environment for all.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Attachments: 1. Att B - I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt Operational Plan
Supporting documents: 1. Att A – Assessment of UGM’s East Duwamish Greenbelt Encampment Outreach, 2. Proposed Amendment, 3. Summary and Fiscal Note, 4. I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt Presentation (9/14/16), 5. Central Staff Memo (09/14/16)
CITY OF SEATTLE
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A RESOLUTION related to addressing the needs of people living in the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt and in the adjoining neighborhoods; accepting the Seattle Human Services Department's East Duwamish Greenbelt Encampments Outreach Assessment; and approving the City's operations plan to physically improve and maintain the Greenbelt and provide a healthier and safer environment for all.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle and King County declared a State of Emergency on November 2, 2015, and are committed to addressing the homelessness crisis in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the City recognizes the public health and public safety concerns for the needs of the people living in and near the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt ("Greenbelt"), for police, firefighters, and first responders to emergencies in and around the Greenbelt, and for those who use the I-5 freeway, as detailed in the February 17, 2016, "I-5 and East Duwamish Greenbelt Conditions Assessment" report; and
WHEREAS, on May 31, 2016, the City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31671, with the Mayor concurring, which endorsed a public health and public safety model to address the needs of people living in the Greenbelt and in the adjoining neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, consistent with Resolution 31671, the City and its outreach professionals have since engaged in many weeks of intensive outreach to individuals living in the Greenbelt, as detailed in reports to the City Council on June 9, 2016; June 24, 2016; July 8, 2016; and August 18, 2016; and
WHEREAS, the City and State acknowledge that a number of infrastructure and safety improvements for the Greenbelt are critically important, including brush removal and native plant restoration, trash and debris removal, restoration of an access road, and repair of freeway and stormwater infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, Seattle's Human Services Department, the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Seat...

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