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Record No: Res 31811    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 5/21/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION recognizing the value of Equitable Development Agreements and outlining how the agreements may be considered when evaluating the required community engagement processes and public benefit packages associated with street vacations and large development projects that are subject to review by the City Council.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation (4/3/18), 3. Signed Resolution 31811, 4. Affidavit of Publication
Related files: Inf 569
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION recognizing the value of Equitable Development Agreements and outlining how the agreements may be considered when evaluating the required community engagement processes and public benefit packages associated with street vacations and large development projects that are subject to review by the City Council.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative began in 2005 with the mission of overcoming institutional racism by changing City policies and practices; and
WHEREAS, in 2009, the City Council adopted Resolution 31164 directing City departments to focus on achieving racial equity in the community including specific focus areas including equitable development; and
WHEREAS, in 2015, the City Council adopted Resolution 31577, affirming that The City of Seattle's core value of race and social equity is one of the foundations on which the Comprehensive Plan is built and stating the that "race and social equity planning includes not only shared benefits and burdens of growth and investment, but also partnership in the process resulting in shared decision-making and more equitable outcomes;" and
WHEREAS, the City recognizes that throughout Seattle's history, certain populations and neighborhoods prospered at the expense of others; and redlining, racially restrictive covenants, and discriminatory real-estate practices resulted in increased wealth in white neighborhoods and poverty in historically redlined communities; and
WHEREAS, the City recognizes that with Seattle's rapid growth, the benefits and burdens of growth have not been shared equally and have resulted in persistent disparities in income, unemployment rates, and homeownership; and
WHEREAS, the City is committed to addressing displacement and equitable development through our Equitable Development Initiative and other policies and practices; and
WHEREAS, the City's 2016 Growth and Equity Analysis defines equitabl...

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