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Record No: CB 119539    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119539
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Passed at Full Council
Current Controlling Legislative Body Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans, and Education Committee
On agenda: 6/24/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Emergency Medical Services; authorizing execution, pursuant to the Interlocal Cooperation Act, of an agreement with King County regarding the imposition and allocation of property tax revenues generated by a six-year, voter-approved King County-wide tax levy for emergency medical services; approving the submittal by King County of a proposition to the voters seeking authority to levy those additional taxes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Attachments: 1. Ex A- Interlocal Cooperation Agreement, 2. Ex A Ex 1 - EMS Levy Proposed Financial Plan
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to Emergency Medical Services; authorizing execution, pursuant to the Interlocal Cooperation Act, of an agreement with King County regarding the imposition and allocation of property tax revenues generated by a six-year, voter-approved King County-wide tax levy for emergency medical services; approving the submittal by King County of a proposition to the voters seeking authority to levy those additional taxes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, King County desires to place before the qualified electors of King County a ballot proposition authorizing the County to levy additional regular property taxes in amounts up to twenty six and one-half cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation each year, for exactly six consecutive years, on all taxable property within King County for the support of emergency medical services (EMS), pursuant to the powers granted to it in RCW 84.52.069; and
WHEREAS, RCW 84.52.069 does not permit a county-wide regular tax levy for emergency medical services to be placed on the ballot until after the legislative authority of 75 percent of all cities having a population in excess of 50,000 within such county has approved such action; and
WHEREAS, King County proposes to carry out its obligation to provide emergency medical services on a County-wide basis by, among other actions, making funds available for expenses incurred in the City's independent emergency medical services program by allocating and transferring to the City that portion of the tax revenues generated by the County EMS tax levy that is attributable to taxable property within the City of Seattle, with certain minimum amounts established; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The placing before the qualified electors of King County, pursuant to the powers granted to King County by RCW 84.52.069, ...

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