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Record No: CB 119722    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119722
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/9/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 126012
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 125724, which adopted the 2019 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126012, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 125724, which adopted the 2019 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, collective bargaining agreements between The City of Seattle and unions belonging to the Coalition of City Unions expired on December 31, 2018; and
WHEREAS, collective bargaining has led to tentative and ratified agreements between The City of Seattle and the unions belonging to the Coalition of City Unions, including provisions for Annual Wage Increases; and
WHEREAS, collective bargaining has also led to Annual Wage Increase (AWI) agreements with other bargaining units; and
WHEREAS, it has been the City's policy to extend such increases in compensation to non-represented employees; and,
WHEREAS, consistent with that policy, Council Bill 119714 authorized the extension of the AWI to non-represented employees for 2019, 2020 and 2021; and
WHEREAS, during the development of the 2019 Adopted Budget, appropriations were not made for the 2019 Annual Wage Increase due to uncertainty on the percentages and instead planning reserves were established in all funds; and
WHEREAS, in 2017, the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5975 establishing a paid family medical leave insurance program, which provides wage supplementation to eligible individuals who work in Washington State who qualify for the program; and
WHEREAS, the Washington State paid family medical leave is funded by premiums set at 0.4 percent of payroll for 2019, of which approximately 1/3 must be paid by the employer and 2/3 may be paid by the employee; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle as an employer has agreed to pay the full amount of these premiums for all municipal employees in the first year, 2019, and so funds must be appropriated ...

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