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Record No: CB 119812    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119812
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Returned to Clerk
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/20/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; making appropriations from the Emergency Fund for public assistance during the COVID-19 civil emergency; making an appropriation from the General Fund for public assistance during the civil emergency; and making appropriations from the Revenue Stabilization Fund for public assistance during the civil emergency; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda, M. Lorena González , Lisa Herbold, Dan Strauss, Andrew Lewis
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1, 3. Proposed Amendment 2, 4. Updated Proposed Amendment 2 (added; 7/20/20), 5. Central Staff Memo, 6. Amendment 1 (Mosqueda), 7. Amendment 2 (Morales), 8. Amendment 3 (Strauss), 9. Amendment 4 (Strauss), 10. Affidavit of Publication - Veto Notice
Related files: CB 119810, CB 119811
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; making appropriations from the Emergency Fund for public assistance during the COVID-19 civil emergency; making an appropriation from the General Fund for public assistance during the civil emergency; and making appropriations from the Revenue Stabilization Fund for public assistance during the civil emergency; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is officially a global pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020 the Washington Governor issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a state of emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington in response to new cases of COVID-19, and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020 the President of the United States declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 25, 2020 the Washington Governor issued Proclamation 20-25, prohibiting all people in Washington State from leaving their homes and all non-essential businesses in Washington State from conducting business ("Stay Home - Stay Healthy Proclamation"); and
WHEREAS, these actions are appropriate for public health reasons but result in severe economic impacts on businesses, families and individuals in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, these impacts are felt most strongly by people with low incomes who have become unemployed or had their work hours severely reduced; and
WHEREAS, federal and state assistance to people with low incomes will not be sufficient to meet their basic needs during this public health and financial crisis; and
WHEREAS, without additional support, many people with low incomes will face severe financial hardship which will have significant negative impacts, including but not limited to public health impacts, greater housing insecurity, as well as impacts ...

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