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Record No: CB 119902    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119902
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/5/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126192
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending Section 21.49.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code to clarify the Department's discretion to allow additional services on a parcel as it deems necessary to provide adequate service to customers.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126192
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending Section 21.49.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code to clarify the Department's discretion to allow additional services on a parcel as it deems necessary to provide adequate service to customers.
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WHEREAS, in the context of its Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan, the City Light Department (the "Department") wishes both to enable its customer-owners' energy choices and to facilitate the electrification of transportation pursuant to authority granted to the utility in 2019 by the State of Washington; and
WHEREAS, feedback from the Department's customer-owners indicates that application of Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Section 21.49.090 under a policy entitled "Single Site, Single Service" (commonly known as "One site, one service") poses a barrier to the efficient and timely deployment of electric vehicle ("EV") charging sites throughout the Department's service area and to designing and implementing solutions that serve other needs of customer-owners; and
WHEREAS, the Department has determined that a modification to SMC 21.49.090 will better meet the Department's needs and transportation electrification goals while at the same time ensuring that services are properly engineered and safeguarding the safety of the utility's field personnel, emergency first responders, and the general public; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 21.49.090 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 123988, is amended as follows:
21.49.090 Rate, meter reading, and billing provisions
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B. ((Single meter, single)) Individually metered service. All rates in this Chapter 21.49 apply to electricity supplied through a single meter to individual customers at each building or premises not separated by intervening property, streets, or alleys commonly ...

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