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Record No: Res 31711    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/26/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Equitable Development Implementation Plan and Equitable Development Financial Investment Strategy; voicing support for certain community-initiated projects contained in the Plan and identifying next steps for implementation of those projects.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell, Rob Johnson, Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the Equitable Development Implementation Plan and Equitable Development Financial Investment Strategy; voicing support for certain community-initiated projects contained in the Plan and identifying next steps for implementation of those projects.
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WHEREAS, Race and Social Equity is one of the core value of Seattle 2035, Seattle's Comprehensive Plan for growth over the next 20 years; and
WHEREAS, in order to identify key steps in implementing that core value the City Council passed 2016 Statement of Legislative Intent 32-2-A-1 asking the Executive to prepare an equitable development implementation strategy for Seattle 2035; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Planning and Community Development and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights have worked closely with communities in the Central District, Chinatown/International District, and Rainier Valley to identify strategies to mitigate the impacts of growth on marginalized communities; and
WHEREAS, those communities have come together to identify specific projects that build on community assets to support jobs and economic development for marginalized community members; and
WHEREAS, implementing those projects can increase stability, cohesion, and affordability in communities that face a high risk of displacement; and
WHEREAS, the City Council seeks to endorse that work and to identify next steps to move those projects forward; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:
Section 1. The Equitable Development Implementation Plan contained in Clerk File 319789 and the Equitable Development Financial Investment Strategy contained in Clerk File 319828 identify the following six community-initiated equitable development projects as priorities for mitigating further displacement and increasing access to opportunity in the Central Area, the Chinatown/International District and South Seattle:
a. The Multicultu...

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