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Record No: CB 119349    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119349
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/19/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125709
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending rates, terms, and conditions for the use and sale of electricity supplied by the City Light Department for 2019 and 2020; and amending Sections 21.49.020, 21.49.030, 21.49.052, 21.49.055, 21.49.057, 21.49.058, 21.49.060, 21.49.065, and 21.49.085 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. City Light CEO-GM Letter, 3. Signed Ordinance 125709, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending rates, terms, and conditions for the use and sale of electricity supplied by the City Light Department for 2019 and 2020; and amending Sections 21.49.020, 21.49.030, 21.49.052, 21.49.055, 21.49.057, 21.49.058, 21.49.060, 21.49.065, and 21.49.085 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, Resolution 31187, adopted by the City Council on March 22, 2010, established financial policies including the rate setting guideline of setting electric rates at levels sufficient to achieve a debt service coverage ratio of 1.8; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31351, adopted by the City Council on May 7, 2012, established general policies and objectives for setting electric rates; and
WHEREAS, City Light's 2019-2024 Strategic Plan was approved by the City Council on July 9, 2018 via Resolution 31819, and
WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the rates, terms, and conditions set forth within this ordinance, has determined they are consistent with the strategic plan rate path, financial policies, and the provision of efficient electric service at low cost; NOW THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subsection 21.49.020.B of the Seattle Municipal Code, which section was last amended by Ordinance 124978, is amended as follows:
21.49.020 Definitions
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B. The following terms, as used for the purpose of applying rate schedules, have the following meanings:
1. "General service" means service to any customer who does not qualify for residential service. General service rates also apply to the separately metered electricity use by residential customers where that use is not for domestic purposes; or, to a single-metered service which includes domestic uses but for which the major portion of the service (defined by square footage of usable space) is used on an ongoing and regular basis for t...

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