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Record No: CB 119275    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119275
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/18/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125601
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 125493, which amended the 2018 Budget (Ordinance 125475); changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels; and creating positions in the Human Services Department.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Substitute, 3. Mayor's Letter, 4. Bridge Housing and Shelter Presentation, 5. Central Staff Bridge Housing Memo, 6. Signed Ordinance 125601, 7. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 125493, which amended the 2018 Budget (Ordinance 125475); changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels; and creating positions in the Human Services Department.

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WHEREAS, Seattle is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, and the number of residents experiencing homelessness in both sheltered and unsheltered living arrangements has grown dramatically; and

WHEREAS, there were 4,488 individuals living in the City of Seattle unsheltered according to the 2018 Point-in-Time Count, an increase of 647 individuals from the 2017 Point-in-Time Count; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Pathways Home, the City embraces the evidence-based Housing First philosophy, which recognizes the basic necessity of stable housing as a foundation for successful engagement in supportive services and other appropriate supports. This is a commitment critical to investing in what works and with a singular focus of moving people to stable housing, as well as shifting to a system able to nimbly respond and invest resources across interventions based on current need and best-practices; and

WHEREAS, people living unsheltered have different needs and are best assisted by different intervention types and shelter options; and

WHEREAS, various City departments have committed to participating in an Innovative Housing Strategies Subcabinet, which will develop a Bridge Housing Investment Strategy to increase the supply of interim or “bridge” shelter and housing for people currently living unsheltered; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The appropriations for the following items in the 2018 Budget are modified as follows:

Item

Fund

Department

Budget Summary Level

Amount

1.1

General Fund (00100)

Human Services Department

Addressing Homelessness (BO-HS-H3000)

$5,920,000

1.2

Finance and Administrative Services Fund (50300)

Department of Finance and Administrative Services

Facility Services (BO-FA-FACILITY)

$400,000

1.3

General Fund (00100)

Finance General

Reserves (BO-FG-2QD00)

($6,320,000)

Total

$0

Section 2. The following new positions are created in the Human Services Department:

Item

Department

Position Title

Position Status

Number

2.1

Human Services Department

Grants and Contracts Specialist

Full-Time

1.0

2.2

Human Services Department

Human Services Program Supervisor

Full-Time

1.0

2.3

Human Services Department

Strategic Advisor 1, Human Services

Full-Time

1.0

2.4

Human Services Department

Plng&Dev Spec II

Full-Time

1.0

The Director of the Human Services Department is authorized to fill these positions subject to civil service and personnel rules and laws.

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 _________________________, 2018, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2018.

____________________________________

President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

____________________________________

Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)