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Record No: Res 31943    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/27/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION to initiate a University District Business Improvement Area.
Sponsors: Tammy J. Morales, Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Ex A - University District Business Improvement Area
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31943, 3. Affidavit of Publication
RESOLUTION __________________
A RESOLUTION to initiate a University District Business Improvement Area.
WHEREAS, the owners and operators of commercial, multifamily residential, and mixed-use properties that are subject to 60 percent of the special assessment that would be assessed upon the establishment of a Parking and Business Improvement Area filed a petition with The City of Seattle pursuant to Chapter 35.87A RCW, and said petition is filed in Clerk File 321659; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the petition and letters of support, and determined it is in the best interests of the City to proceed, as permitted by Chapter 35.87A RCW, under the resolution method of creating a Parking and Business Improvement Area instead of the petition method; NOW, THEREFORE,
Section 1. The City Council finds and declares that:
A. Governor's Proclamation 20-28 prohibits agencies from taking action (as defined in RCW 42.30.020), unless the matter is 1) necessary and routine; or 2) necessary to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
B. This legislation is necessary because allowing Parking and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) to expire would result in the loss of much needed funding for business district management and improvement, and may also result in staff layoffs.
C. The City Council routinely reviews and approves BIAs.
Section 2. The City Council of The City of Seattle ("City") declares its intention to establish a University District Parking and Business Improvement Area ("U. District BIA") in accordance with Chapter 35.87A RCW.
Section 3. The U. District BIA shall be within the following boundaries as shown on the map attached to this resolution as Exhibit A, including three additional benefit zones within the U. District BIA boundaries (when a street or alley is named, the area boundary is the centerline of the right-of-w...

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