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Record No: CB 119469    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119469
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee
On agenda:
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Section 25.05.675 of the Seattle Municipal Code to establish environmental policies to mitigate the impact of new residential development on displacement of lower income households in areas with a high risk of displacement.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Section 25.05.675 of the Seattle Municipal Code to establish environmental policies to mitigate the impact of new residential development on displacement of lower income households in areas with a high risk of displacement.
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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. In 2016 the City published Growth and Equity: Analyzing Impacts on Displacement and Opportunity Related to Seattle's Growth Strategy ("Growth and Equity"), which informs the Seattle Comprehensive Plan, Seattle 2035;
B. Growth and Equity sets out a typology of urban villages within Seattle based on a Displacement Risk Index and an Access to Opportunity Index;
C. Growth and Equity also identifies multiple mitigation strategies to achieve equitable development, including enacting policies that allow populations at risk of displacement to stay in their neighborhoods;
D. Growth and Equity identifies, among other neighborhoods, Bitter Lake, Rainier Beach, Othello, South Park, and Westwood-Highland Park as neighborhoods with populations at high risk of displacement;
E. In 2017 the City passed Ordinance 125307, which adopted the 2017 City of Seattle and Seattle Housing Authority Joint Assessment of Fair Housing ("Joint Assessment");
F. The Joint Assessment identifies displacement of residents due to economic pressure, lack of affordable, accessible housing in a range of unit sizes, and location and type of affordable housing as factors contributing to barriers to achieving the goals of the federal Fair Housing Act;
G. The Joint Assessment also identifies census tracts where there are racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty ("R/ECAPs"); many of these R/ECAPs are located in south and wes...

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