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Record No: CB 119763    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119763
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/30/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126062
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to City finances; creating a fund for depositing donations, gifts, and grants related to The City of Seattle's response to the COVID-19 pandemic; creating a Budget Summary Level; amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Proposed Amendment 1 v2, 4. Proposed Amendment 2, 5. Proposed Amendment 3 v2, 6. Signed Ordinance 126062
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE related to City finances; creating a fund for depositing donations, gifts, and grants related to The City of Seattle's response to the COVID-19 pandemic; creating a Budget Summary Level; amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, Article I, ? 1 of the City Charter states that The City of Seattle may accept "gifts and donations of all kinds...and do all acts necessary to carry out the purposes" of the gifts and donations"; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Municipal Code subsection 10.02.030.A contemplates that, during a proclaimed civil emergency, the Mayor may accept "gifts, grants, or loans," with the Council considering "appropriate legislation" relating to the acceptance; and
WHEREAS, given the scope of emergency proclaimed by the Mayor on March 3, 2020, as well as Seattle Municipal Code subsection 10.02.030.A's requirements, creating a fund to administer gifts the Mayor accepts during a proclaimed civil emergency is an efficient way to use gifts accepted by the Mayor; and
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 and encouraged social distancing as a means of mitigating the pandemic in the City of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, these actions are appropriate and vital for public health reasons, but have severe impacts on small businesses, workers and people who live in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, many philanthropic and corporate partners generously wish to donate resources to assist people and bus...

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