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Record No: Res 31752    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 8/2/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION recognizing the extensive efforts of the Central Area community to create the 23rd Avenue Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson) and Urban Design Framework (UDF), the commitment and efforts of the 23rd Avenue Action Community Team (23rd Avenue ACT), for taking the lead to implement Central Area community vision and priorities as reflected by these plans, and identifying actions of the City and its partners to work with the community to implement these plans.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Attachments: 1. Ex A - 23rd Avenue Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson), 2. Ex B - 23rd Avenue (Union–Cherry–Jackson) Urban Design Framework
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Substitute (added; 7/24/17), 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Mayor's Letter, 4. Director's Report, 5. Presentation (06/20/17), 6. Central Staff Memo (07/18/17), 7. Proposed Amendment (added 7/21/17), 8. Proposed Substitute (added 7/21/17), 9. Signed Resn_31752, 10. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION recognizing the extensive efforts of the Central Area community to create the 23rd Avenue Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson) and Urban Design Framework (UDF), the commitment and efforts of the 23rd Avenue Action Community Team (23rd Avenue ACT), for taking the lead to implement Central Area community vision and priorities as reflected by these plans, and identifying actions of the City and its partners to work with the community to implement these plans.
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WHEREAS, the Central Area is the historic home of the African American community in Seattle, and the 23rd & Union-Jackson Urban Village remains the heart of the African American community within the Central Area; and
WHEREAS, according to 2010 U.S. Census data, the Black/African American population within the 23rd & Union-Jackson Urban Village declined from 64 percent in 1990 to 28 percent in 2010, while the white population increased from 16 percent to 44 percent in the same time period; and
WHEREAS, the City acknowledges that African Americans residing in the Central Area have been impacted by structural and institutional racism, including redlining, restrictive covenants, and other discriminatory practices that led to racial segregation and current racial disparities in quality of outcomes such as access to quality education, living wage employment, healthy environment, affordable housing, and transportation; and
WHEREAS, the Central Area is a diverse and inclusive neighborhood with a rich history of civic engagement on matters affecting the Central Area; and
WHEREAS, the City of Seattle is committed to building strong partnerships with communities engaged in inclusive and innovative community planning, visionary neighborhood plans, and effective action plans; and
WHEREAS, in 1998, the City Council recognized the Central Area Neighborhood Plan; and
WHEREAS, in 2013 and 2014, the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD, previousl...

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