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Record No: CB 119696    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119696
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/9/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 126006
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; extending for six months a moratorium established by Ordinance 125764 on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of any application to establish a new principal or accessory use, or change a principal or accessory use, for any site currently used as a mobile home park, as defined in Section 23.84A.032 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126006, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; extending for six months a moratorium established by Ordinance 125764 on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of any application to establish a new principal or accessory use, or change a principal or accessory use, for any site currently used as a mobile home park, as defined in Section 23.84A.032 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council makes the following legislative findings of fact and declarations:
A. The Council incorporates by reference the findings of fact contained in Ordinance 125764.
B. In January 2019, the City Council passed Ordinance 125764, establishing a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of any application to establish a new principal or accessory use, or change a principal or accessory use, for any site currently used as a mobile home park, as defined in Section 23.84A.032 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
C. Although the City has worked to develop permanent regulations, the work has not been completed and the City Council is unlikely to act upon any proposed permanent regulations or for those regulations to be effective until after the expiration of the moratorium on February 6, 2020.
D. If the City Council does not adopt permanent regulations that are effective before the expiration of the temporary moratorium, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections must accept permit applications to develop sites currently used as mobile home parks. If this were to occur, low-income and elderly residents of current mobile home parks could be displaced, which is contrary to the public interest as described in the findings of fact contained in Ordinance 125764.
E. Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70A.390 authorizes the City to extend the duration of a moratoriu...

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