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Record No: CB 118992    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118992
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 6/23/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125333
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP), a public corporation chartered by The City of Seattle; approving the extension of an agreement with CHHIP approved by Ordinance 125045 for three additional months to continue funding the Capitol Hill Housing Low Income Transportation Demand Management Pilot Project; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Amendment to Memorandum of Agreement, 2. Signed Ordinance 125333
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP), a public corporation chartered by The City of Seattle; approving the extension of an agreement with CHHIP approved by Ordinance 125045 for three additional months to continue funding the Capitol Hill Housing Low Income Transportation Demand Management Pilot Project; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP) is a Washington public corporation organized for the purpose, among others, of developing affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to RCW 35.21.730(1), City Council approval via ordinance is required for fund transfers from the City to a public corporation; and
WHEREAS, transportation is the second largest expense for American households, costing more than food, clothing, and health care, with Americans spending an average of 18 cents of every dollar on transportation, with the poorest fifth of families spending more than double that figure; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 125045, passed May 23, 2016, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) funded a pilot program to test the use of the new ORCA Residential Passport transit pass to support low-income residents with transportation options and reduce their reliance on a private vehicle; and
WHEREAS, CHHIP identified three affordable housing buildings, with a total of 122 residential units to participate in the Capitol Hill Housing Low Income Transportation Demand Management Pilot Project ("Pilot"); and
WHEREAS, 69 residential units participated in the Pilot, and according to information from King County Metro the number of transit trips taken by these users was 80 percent higher than the assumed baseline prior to beginning the Pilot; and
WHEREAS, SDOT is interested in the development of a broader ORCA Residential Passport program that can be available to low income devel...

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