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Record No: Res 31945    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/27/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION modifying the April 24, 2020, emergency order relating to capping restaurant delivery and pick-up commission fees.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Attachments: 1. Ex A - Emergency Order Issued April 24, 2020, 2. Ex B - Modified Emergency Order
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note v2, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note v1, 3. Proposed Substitute, 4. Signed Resolution 31945, 5. Affidavit of Publication
RESOLUTION __________________
A RESOLUTION modifying the April 24, 2020, emergency order relating to capping restaurant delivery and pick-up commission fees.
WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that COVID-19 disease is a global pandemic, which is particularly severe in high-risk populations such as people with underlying medical conditions and the elderly, and the WHO has raised the health emergency to the highest level, requiring dramatic interventions to disrupt the spread of this disease; and
WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide state of emergency in response to outbreaks of COVID-19 in Washington; and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, the Mayor proclaimed a civil emergency related to the spread of COVID-19, authorizing the Mayor to exercise the emergency powers necessary for the protection of the public peace, safety, and welfare; and
WHEREAS, on March 5, 2020, the Council adopted Resolution 31937 affirming the civil emergency, modifying orders transmitted by the Mayor related to the emergency, and establishing Council's expectations related to future orders and reporting by the Mayor during the civil emergency; and
WHEREAS, as of April 23, 2020, Public Health-Seattle & King County announced a total of 5,427 cases of COVID-19 in King County residents, including 379 deaths; and
WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-25, Stay Home - Stay Healthy, prohibiting all people in Washington State from leaving their homes or participating in social, spiritual, or recreational gatherings of any kind regardless of the number of participants, except to conduct or participate in essential activities and/or for employment in essential business services; and
WHEREAS, while restaurants are deemed an essential business, to reduce the spread of the virus and protect the public health, the Stay Home - Stay Healthy Order prohibits restaurants in Seattle from offering dine-in ...

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