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Record No: CB 119570    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119570
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/22/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125871
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acquisition of real property commonly known as 2318 NE 125th St.; authorizing acceptance and recording of the deed for open space, park, and recreation purposes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Summary Att A - Map of Thornton Creek NE 125th St Acquisition, 2. Presentation, 3. Signed Ordinance 125871, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acquisition of real property commonly known as 2318 NE 125th St.; authorizing acceptance and recording of the deed for open space, park, and recreation purposes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, the City Council passed Ordinance 124468 in 2014, authorizing an interlocal agreement between The City of Seattle ("City") and the Seattle Park District, which included the Seattle Park District Financial Plan: 2015-2020; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Park District Financial Plan: 2015-2020 includes the Park Land Acquisition and Leverage Fund, which is to be used to acquire park lands, including acquisition of greenspace properties; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Parks and Recreation has determined that the Thornton Creek property provides significant open space benefits, including wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities, and the area is, therefore, a priority area for additional acquisitions for parks and open space; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities has determined that the Thornton Creek property provides significant opportunity for flood control and habitat restoration and enhancement; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities are developing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will define cost sharing, roles, responsibilities and processes for specified activities including urban creek restoration and enhancement projects on the real property described in Section 1 of this ordinance; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Parks and Recreation intends to transfer a portion of the property to Seattle Public Utilities for flood control and habitat restoration and enhancement pursuant to the MOA; and
WHEREAS, funding for the acquisition is available from the Park Land Acquisition and Leverage Fund and has been appropriated by Ordinance 125475; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY TH...

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