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Record No: Res 31951    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body Select Budget Committee
On agenda: 8/10/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION authorizing an exception to the level of General Fund support to Seattle Parks and Recreation due to exigent economic circumstances, by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31951, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION authorizing an exception to the level of General Fund support to Seattle Parks and Recreation due to exigent economic circumstances, by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, Section 3.3 of the interlocal agreement establishing the Seattle Park District authorized by City of Seattle Ordinance 124468 establishes that the City will provide a minimum level of General Fund support to Seattle Parks and Recreation; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 3.3 of the interlocal agreement, a 3/4 vote from the City Council may suspend this minimum level of General Fund support in the event of a natural disaster or exigent economic circumstances; and
WHEREAS, factoring in annual inflation of the Consumer Price Index, this level of General Fund support for 2020 totals $101,604,265; and
WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the COVID-19 disease is a global pandemic and 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 May 1, 2020, the Governor extended the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order through May 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the impacts of these closures are being felt across all industry sectors, including retail, restaurant, hospitality, transportation, logistics, ...

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