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Record No: CB 119978    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119978
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Passed at Full Council
Current Controlling Legislative Body Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 1/19/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to floodplains; extending interim regulations established by Ordinance 126113 for 12 months, to continue to rely on updated National Flood Insurance Rate Maps to allow individuals to continue to obtain flood insurance through FEMA's Flood Insurance Program; and adopting a work plan for studies needed to develop permanent regulations.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Attachments: 1. Att A – SDCI Work Plan
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation (12/9/20)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to floodplains; extending interim regulations established by Ordinance 126113 for 12 months, to continue to rely on updated National Flood Insurance Rate Maps to allow individuals to continue to obtain flood insurance through FEMA's Flood Insurance Program; and adopting a work plan for studies needed to develop permanent regulations.
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WHEREAS, in July 2020, the City adopted interim floodplain development regulations to regulate development in special flood hazard areas in accordance with standards established by the National Flood Insurance Program and the Washington State Department of Ecology and areas identified as flood-prone in subsection 25.09.012.B of the Seattle Municipal Code with an effective date of August 24, 2020 and expiration date of February 24, 2021; and
WHEREAS, the United States continues to experience a pandemic that is impacting all segments of government business including the normal time to carry out all required aspects of adopting a permanent floodplain development regulations to meet National Flood Insurance Program and the Washington State Department of Ecology requirements to remain in compliance; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council makes the following legislative findings of fact and declares as follows:
A. The Council incorporates by reference the findings of fact contained in Ordinance 126113.
B. In July 2020, the City Council passed and the Mayor signed Ordinance 126113, establishing interim floodplain development regulations to maintain the City's standing in Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program, enabling residents to continue to be eligible for flood insurance while preventing development incompatible with City goals related to development in the floodplains.
C. Since that time, the City began working on dev...

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