CITY OF SEATTLE
COUNCIL BILL __________________
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the CEO/General Manager of Seattle Public Utilities to execute an amendment to the contract with Waste Management of Washington, Inc., for waste disposal and transportation services; amending Ordinance 125207, which adopted the 2017 Budget, changing appropriations for Seattle Public Utilities; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
WHEREAS, the City has a contract with Waste Management of Washington, Inc., for waste disposal and transportation services, dated September 11, 1990, and amended on October 31, 1996, February 5, 2001, and February 9, 2009; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities and Waste Management of Washington, Inc., negotiated mutually agreed terms for a fourth Amendment that will reduce City service payments and extend an interim opt-out date; and
WHEREAS, the Council reserves the right to appropriate savings associated with reduced City service payments within the Solid Waste Fund; and
WHEREAS, the Council requests Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) notify the Chair of the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee or the appropriate committee Chair, prior to a decision to either amend or bid SPU's long-haul waste disposal contract; and
WHEREAS, the Council prefers the open public procurement process in 2021 as a means of encouraging competitive bids to the benefit of the rate payer; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY
Section 1. The CEO/General Manager of Seattle Public Utilities is authorized to execute, for and on behalf of The City of Seattle, an amendment to the contract with Waste Management of Washington, Inc., for waste disposal and transportation services, substantially in the form of the contract amendment attached to this ordinance as Attachment 1.
Section 2. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken after its passage and prior to its effective date is hereby...Click here for full text