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Record No: CB 119917    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119917
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126217
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to facilities at Seattle Center; modifying the Seattle Center Fee Range Schedule and the general terms and conditions for events at Seattle Center from which the Seattle Center Director is authorized to set fees and the general terms, conditions, and guidelines for use of Seattle Center facilities and property; amending Section 17.16.015 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) to provide for adoption of future general terms and conditions for events at Seattle Center by ordinance; amending SMC 17.16.020 to increase the term for event-related service agreements; amending SMC 17.16.030 to grant temporary authority to modify food and beverage service leases due to the impacts of COVID-19 and correct the reporting requirements for in-kind contributions; and repealing SMC Chapter 17.20 providing for use and operation of Veterans Hall, which facility was demolished as part of the renovation of the adjacent Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Attachments: 1. Att A1 - Fee Range Schedule (markup), 2. Att B - Terms and Conditions for Events, 3. Att B1 - Terms and Conditions for Events (markup)
Supporting documents: 1. Att A - Fee Range Schedule, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Signed Ordinance 126217
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to facilities at Seattle Center; modifying the Seattle Center Fee Range Schedule and the general terms and conditions for events at Seattle Center from which the Seattle Center Director is authorized to set fees and the general terms, conditions, and guidelines for use of Seattle Center facilities and property; amending Section 17.16.015 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) to provide for adoption of future general terms and conditions for events at Seattle Center by ordinance; amending SMC 17.16.020 to increase the term for event-related service agreements; amending SMC 17.16.030 to grant temporary authority to modify food and beverage service leases due to the impacts of COVID-19 and correct the reporting requirements for in-kind contributions; and repealing SMC Chapter 17.20 providing for use and operation of Veterans Hall, which facility was demolished as part of the renovation of the adjacent Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.
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WHEREAS, due to COVID-19, on March 11, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee prohibited all gatherings of 250 or more in western Washington; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Center serves to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments and does so by bringing people together; and
WHEREAS, many of Seattle Center's tenants, resident organizations, and clients have cancelled events, reduced operations, or closed, all of which resulted in significant negative financial impacts; and
WHEREAS, reopening of Seattle Center will require those entities to implement steps to ensure the safety of staff, patrons, and guests, incurring additional expenses while at the same time anticipating uncertain reopening timelines, and reduced attendance and participation at events; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Center's success is dependent upon the success of its tenants, resident organizations, and clients; and
WHEREAS, additional measures need to be taken to address the impact...

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