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Record No: Res 31957    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/20/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION establishing spending details by year and program area for the spending plan adopted by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119811 that established the authorized uses of the proceeds generated from the payroll expense tax authorized by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119810.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda, M. Lorena González , Lisa Herbold, Debora Juarez, Andrew Lewis, Kshama Sawant, Dan Strauss
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Proposed Spending Plan v2, 2. Att 1 - Proposed Spending Plan
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1, 3. Central Staff Memo, 4. Amendment 1 (Mosqueda), 5. Amendment 2 (Mosqueda), 6. Amendment 3 (Mosqueda), 7. Amendment 4 (Mosqueda), 8. Amendment 5 (Juarez), 9. Amendment 6 (González), 10. Amendment 6A (Herbold) (added 7/15/20), 11. Amendment 7 (Strauss), 12. Amendment 8 (Herbold), 13. Amendment 9 (Sawant), 14. Amendment 9B (Sawant) (added 7/15/20), 15. Amendment 10 (Morales), 16. Signed Resolution 31957
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION establishing spending details by year and program area for the spending plan adopted by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119811 that established the authorized uses of the proceeds generated from the payroll expense tax authorized by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119810.
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WHEREAS, on July 6, 2020, the City Council ("Council") adopted the ordinance introduced as Council Bill (CB) 119810, authorizing the collection of a new payroll expense tax ("payroll tax") to be imposed beginning January 2021; and
WHEREAS, the new payroll tax is anticipated to generate about $214.3 million in proceeds in 2021, as shown in the spending plan included as Attachment 1 to this ordinance; and
WHEREAS, on July 6, 2020, the Council adopted the ordinance introduced as CB 119811, establishing the categories of spending authorized for use of the proceeds generated from the payroll tax; and
WHEREAS, the affordable housing crisis, homelessness emergency, and now the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic and unemployment emergencies, in Seattle are deeply impacting the lives of people throughout Seattle and the region and disproportionately harms people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, indigenous peoples' communities, disabled community members, and women, who already struggle against entrenched inequality; and
WHEREAS, the City is committed to advocating and working with public and private funders of housing to modify housing policies to support development of housing with enhanced green building and labor standards; and
WHEREAS, the new tax will generate significant funds that will increase the construction and preservation of new permanently affordable housing units for low-income households to address the housing affordability and homelessness crisis, will contribute to reducing Seattle's climate pollution, and will in the process support living-wage jobs, and in doing so will help the Cit...

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