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Record No: CB 119769    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119769
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/27/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126072
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use review decision and meeting procedures; temporarily modifying and suspending procedures in Titles 23 and 25 of the Seattle Municipal Code and amending Chapters 23.41, 23.49, 23.66, 23.79, 25.12, 25.16, 25.20, 25.21, 25.22, 25.24, and 25.30 of the Seattle Municipal Code, consistent with the Governor's proclamations and the Mayor's proclamation of civil emergency on March 3, 2020; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Morales Amendment 1, 3. Lewis Amendment 2 v2, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Amendment Table and Proposed Voting Sequence, 6. Morales Substitute, 7. Strauss Substitute, 8. Strauss Substitute v2 (added; 4/20/20), 9. Mosqueda Amendment 1, 10. Herbold Amendment 1, 11. Strauss & Herbold Amendment 6, 12. Herbold Amendment 2, 13. Herbold Amendment 3, 14. Herbold Amendment 3 v2 (added; 4/20/20), 15. Signed Ordinance 126072, 16. Affidavit of Publication
Related files: Inf 1647
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use review decision and meeting procedures; temporarily modifying and suspending procedures in Titles 23 and 25 of the Seattle Municipal Code and amending Chapters 23.41, 23.49, 23.66, 23.79, 25.12, 25.16, 25.20, 25.21, 25.22, 25.24, and 25.30 of the Seattle Municipal Code, consistent with the Governor's proclamations and the Mayor's proclamation of civil emergency on March 3, 2020; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council finds and declares that:
A. On February 29, 2020, Governor Inslee proclaimed a State of Emergency for all counties throughout the State of Washington as a result of the confirmed person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in Washington State.
B. The COVID-19 disease, caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person and which may cause serious injury and death, has spread throughout King County and the City of Seattle.
C. On March 3, 2020, Mayor Durkan issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency declaring a civil emergency within the City of Seattle based on the confirmed spread of COVID-19 in King County and resulting deaths.
D. In recognition of the danger that hospitals may become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients unless the spread of the disease is slowed, on March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee imposed a stay-home order throughout Washington State prohibiting all people in the State from leaving their homes or participating in gatherings with only limited exceptions for participating in essential activities or essential business services. While the order initially was for a term of two weeks, the Governor has already recognized that that the order may need to be extended beyond that time to effectively fight the pandemic. It is possible that, to respo...

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