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Record No: CB 119077    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119077
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/25/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125424
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program ("CHHIP"), a public corporation chartered by The City of Seattle; authorizing the Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations to enter into agreements with King County, the cities of Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, SeaTac, Shoreline, and Tukwila to permit CHHIP to exercise its chartered authority in such jurisdictions; authorizing the Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, after receiving authorization by resolution, to enter into future agreements with other cities located in King County consenting to a request from CHHIP to exercise its chartered authority in such city; and extending the City's powers, authorities and rights regarding public corporations and authorities beyond the city limits for the projects within CHHIP's chartered authority.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 125424, 3. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (“CHHIP”), a public corporation chartered by The City of Seattle; authorizing the Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations to enter into agreements with King County, the cities of Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, SeaTac, Shoreline, and Tukwila to permit CHHIP to exercise its chartered authority in such jurisdictions; authorizing the Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, after receiving authorization by resolution, to enter into future agreements with other cities located in King County consenting to a request from CHHIP to exercise its chartered authority in such city; and extending the City’s powers, authorities and rights regarding public corporations and authorities beyond the city limits for the projects within CHHIP’s chartered authority.

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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle chartered the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (“CHHIP”) in 1976 and its current purpose is to assist homeowners, property owners, residential tenants, and residents of the Capitol Hill community and other such areas as approved by the CHHIP Board of Directors in preserving, improving, and restoring the quality of their homes, property, and neighborhood, and to provide additional housing, cultural, social, and economic opportunities and facilities; and

WHEREAS, CHHIP has a long history of successfully fulfilling its purpose both inside and outside its Capitol Hill boundaries; and

WHEREAS, for example, in 2009 The City of Seattle entered into an agreement with King County to authorize CHHIP to partner with Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association to secure tax credits equity necessary for the SOPI Village affordable housing project in unincorporated King County; and

WHEREAS, an important component of CHHIP’s mission is to facilitate and provide safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families; and

WHEREAS, CHHIP has identified certain specific mission-driven projects outside Seattle and anticipates additional projects in the near future (collectively, “Projects”); and

WHEREAS, RCW 35.21.740 provides that a public development authority may not operate outside of the boundaries of the establishing city unless that city enters into an agreement with another city or county; and

WHEREAS, Seattle Municipal Code subsection 3.110.170.B states: “If authorized by its charter to do so, a public corporation may undertake projects and activities or perform acts outside the limits of the city only in those areas of another jurisdiction whose governing body by agreement with the City consents thereto” and the CHHIP charter so authorizes; and

WHEREAS, the Projects will create new affordable housing in incorporated and unincorporated areas throughout King County, which is in the interests of The City of Seattle, King County, and the affected municipalities; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.  The Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (“Director”) or the Director’s designee is authorized, for and on behalf of The City of Seattle, to enter into agreements with King County and the cities of Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, SeaTac, Shoreline, and Tukwila, substantially in the form attached as Attachment 1 (“Agreement”), with any modifications or amendments that the Director deems necessary to implement the purposes of the Agreement subject to the requirements of this Section 1.  The purposes of the Agreement are to consent to a request from Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (“CHHIP”), a Seattle public corporation, to participate in the development of affordable housing projects in unincorporated King County and the cities specified in this Section 1, and to extend the City’s powers, authorities, and rights regarding public corporations and authorities under state law outside the limits of the City for CHHIP’s activities related to such projects.  CHHIP shall, in making an Agreement request, provide to the Director a resolution of its Board of Directors certifying the Board’s authorization of a project in King County or the identified cities in King County deemed to be consistent with CHHIP’s chartered purpose.

Section 2.  Upon authorization by the City Council of Seattle by resolution, the Director or the Director’s designee is authorized, for and on behalf of The City of Seattle, to enter into agreements with other cities or towns located in King County substantially in the form of the Agreement, with any modifications or amendments that the Director deems necessary to implement the purposes of the Agreement subject to the requirements of this Section 2.  The purposes of the Agreement are to consent to a request from CHHIP, a Seattle public corporation, to participate in the development of affordable housing projects in such city or town, and to extend the City’s powers, authorities and rights regarding public corporations and authorities under state law outside the limits of the City for CHHIP’s activities related to such projects.  CHHIP shall, in making an Agreement request, provide a resolution of its Board of Directors certifying the Board’s authorization of a project in the relevant city or town deemed to be consistent with CHHIP’s chartered purpose.

 

 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2017, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2017.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Tim Burgess, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

 

Attachments:

Attachment 1 - Agreement