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Record No: Res 31718    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/21/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to public outreach and engagement; establishing citywide community involvement principles; directing the Department of Neighborhoods to lead City departments in the development of community involvement plans; directing the Seattle Office for Civil Rights to assist City departments with the development of community outreach and engagement efforts that advance racial equity; directing the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs to develop a citywide language access strategy; and superseding Resolution 27709, Resolution 28115, and Resolution 28948.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Attachments: 1. Att A – Glossary of Terms
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31718
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to public outreach and engagement; establishing citywide community involvement principles; directing the Department of Neighborhoods to lead City departments in the development of community involvement plans; directing the Seattle Office for Civil Rights to assist City departments with the development of community outreach and engagement efforts that advance racial equity; directing the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs to develop a citywide language access strategy; and superseding Resolution 27709, Resolution 28115, and Resolution 28948.
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WHEREAS, the mission of the Department of Neighborhoods is to support and build inclusive partnerships across the City in order to provide Seattle communities with equitable access to government resources; and
WHEREAS, equity must be a central focus of any public involvement plan in order for it to engage, serve, and improve outcomes for all community members, including vulnerable and historically underserved populations; and
WHEREAS, successfully engaging community members in decision-making processes increases the likelihood of public support and better outcomes; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 27709, adopted on October 26, 1987, created the Department of Neighborhoods to promote and support public involvement at the neighborhood level; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 27709 was subsequently amended by Resolution 28115, adopted on December 18, 1989, and by Resolution 28948, adopted on July 11, 1994; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 27709, Resolution 28115, and Resolution 28948, District Councils and the City Neighborhood Council receive dedicated staff support from the Department of Neighborhoods and are tasked with rating and ranking eligible applications for Neighborhood Matching Fund allocations; and
WHEREAS, Mayor Murray recognizes and appreciates the numerous hours District Council and City Neighborhood Council members spend in service to their comm...

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