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Record No: CB 119607    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119607
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/23/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125934
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to heating oil; imposing a tax on heating oil service providers; directing the expenditure of heating oil tax revenues; directing relevant City departments to create a plan for regulating the use of heating oil tanks; adding a new Chapter 5.47 to the Seattle Municipal Code; and amending Sections 5.30.010, 5.30.060, 5.55.010, 5.55.040, 5.55.060, 5.55.150, 5.55.165, 5.55.220, 5.55.230, and 6.208.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex 1 - Revenue and Expense Projections, 3. Presentation, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Polution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA) Letter, 6. Proposed Amendment 1 (added; 9/24/19), 7. Proposed Amendment 2 (added; 9/24/19), 8. Proposed Amendment 3 (added; 9/24/19), 9. Proposed Amendment 4 (added; 9/24/19), 10. Proposed Amendment 5 (added; 9/24/19)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to heating oil; imposing a tax on heating oil service providers; directing the expenditure of heating oil tax revenues; directing relevant City departments to create a plan for regulating the use of heating oil tanks; adding a new Chapter 5.47 to the Seattle Municipal Code; and amending Sections 5.30.010, 5.30.060, 5.55.010, 5.55.040, 5.55.060, 5.55.150, 5.55.165, 5.55.220, 5.55.230, and 6.208.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") has a goal to become a carbon-neutral city by 2050 and has adopted a strategy for achieving this goal through Resolution 31447, adopting the 2013 Seattle Climate Action Plan; and
WHEREAS, as part of its 2013 Seattle Climate Action Plan, the City set a 2030 goal for reducing emissions from residential buildings by 32 percent from 2008 levels; and
WHEREAS, emissions tracking from 2008 to 2016 through a citywide greenhouse gas inventory shows the City is not currently on track in per-year carbon emission reductions to meet these targets; and
WHEREAS, since the City adopted the 2013 Climate Action Plan in 2011, the dangers posed by climate change have become clearer and more alarming, as revealed in the 2018 report released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which synthesized over 6,000 peer-reviewed studies and predicted the collapse of natural ecosystems and catastrophic climate change unless climate pollution is eliminated globally by 2050; and
WHEREAS, recognizing the climate crisis as a moral imperative, the City Council adopted Resolution 31895 in August 2019, establishing the goals for a Green New Deal for Seattle and identifying actions necessary to meet these goals, which include eliminating climate pollution by 2030, addressing current and historical injustices, and creating stable, well-paying jobs; and
WHEREAS, in keeping with the Green New Deal for Seat...

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