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Record No: CB 119451    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119451
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 1/28/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125764
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; adopting a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of applications for development in areas currently used as mobile home parks; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant, Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Mayor's Letter on Returning Bill Unsigned
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment, 3. Signed Ordinance 125764, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; adopting a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of applications for development in areas currently used as mobile home parks; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council ("Council") hereby makes the following legislative findings of fact and declarations:
A. Seattle is facing increasing affordability challenges and many Seattle residents are cost-burdened;
B. Severe housing cost burdens disproportionately impact low-income households;
C. Mobile homes provide affordable shelter for a substantial number of elderly and low-income residents;
D. The few remaining mobile home parks within Seattle are under increased development pressure and the residents of those parks are at risk of being displaced;
E. Similar pressures within the county and region are reducing the number of available sites within and outside Seattle to which mobile homes can relocate;
F. With respect to the affordable housing provided by mobile homes, current development regulations may need to be amended to better advance the housing affordability policies of the City's Comprehensive Plan;
G. A work plan to develop alternative development regulations encouraging preservation of affordable housing provided by the market will inform how the City mitigates development pressure and potential displacement of low-income mobile home residents; and
H. A temporary moratorium is necessary to allow the City to develop that work plan and alternative development regulations.
Section 2. The Council hereby adopts a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of any application to establish a new principal or accessory use, or chang...

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