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Record No: CB 119816    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119816
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/6/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126106
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to the City's response to the 2020 COVID-19 crisis; amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; accepting funding from non-City sources; 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: Teresa Mosqueda, Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Amendment 1 (Mosqueda & Herbold) - Technical Correction, 4. Amendment 2 (Mosqueda & Herbold) - Technical Correction, 5. Signed Ordinance 126106
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE related to the City's response to the 2020 COVID-19 crisis; amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; accepting funding from non-City sources; 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, 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 the COVID-19 disease in Washington; and
WHEREAS, in response to outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease in Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan proclaimed a civil emergency exists in the City of Seattle in the Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency dated March 3, 2020, modified by Resolution 31937; and
WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, the Governor issued a "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, which, combined with other measures taken to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, effectively closed many businesses in the state of Washington; and
WHEREAS, on April 2, 2020, the Governor extended the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order through May 4, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on May 1, 2020, the Governor extended the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order through May 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, many people in Seattle are struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 disease and the measures taken to prevent its spread, including unemployment, housing insecurity, food insecurity; and
WHEREAS, local companies have recently reported laying off employees, experiencing substant...

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