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Record No: CB 119764    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119764
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/30/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126063
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to the Executive Department's Office of Sustainability and Environment, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Department of Education and Early Learning, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget, for the purpose of providing food support to individuals in Seattle; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Memo Att 1 - Amendment 1 to CB 119764, 4. Proposed Amendment 2, 5. Office of Sustainability Memo to Board, 6. Board Letter to City Budget Office, 7. City Budget Office Response to Board, 8. Signed Ordinance 126063
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to the Executive Department's Office of Sustainability and Environment, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Department of Education and Early Learning, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget, for the purpose of providing food support to individuals in Seattle; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, Mayor Durkan proclaimed the existence of a civil emergency in the City of Seattle due to confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 in the Seattle area; and
WHEREAS, in response to COVID-19, the Governor of Washington has closed or limited operations of many businesses in the City of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, these actions are appropriate for public health reasons, but have severe economic impacts on families and individuals in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, these impacts are being felt most strongly by people with low income or food insecurity; and
WHEREAS, a number of City departments have convened meetings with partners to strategize immediate interventions for vulnerable and food insecure populations; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 125324, passed on June 5, 2017, imposed a tax on engaging n the business of distributing sweetened beverages ("Sweetened Beverage Tax"), with specific direction on how the proceeds generated should be expended; and
WHEREAS, services funded by the proceeds of the Sweetened Beverage Tax are intended to expand access to healthy and affordable food; close the food security gap; promote healthy nutrition choices; reduce disparities in social, developmental, and education readiness and learning for children; assist high school graduates to enter college; and expand services for the birth-to-five population and their families; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and ...

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