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Record No: CB 120141    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120141
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/9/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126411
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acquisition of real property commonly known as 1024 South Elmgrove Street; authorizing acceptance of a recording of the deed for open space, park, and recreation purposes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 – Purchase and Sale Agreement, 2. Att 2 – First Amendment to Purchase and Sale Agreement, 3. Att 3 - Deed Acceptance Certificate
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - Duwamish Waterway Park Addition, 3. Summary Ex B - Fifth Amendment to PSA, 4. Presentation, 5. Signed Ordinance 126411
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acquisition of real property commonly known as 1024 South Elmgrove Street; authorizing acceptance of a recording of the deed for open space, park, and recreation purposes; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, the Duwamish River flows into Seattle's Elliott Bay, from its source in the foothills of Mount Rainier; and
WHEREAS, we acknowledge that the Duwamish River flows through lands that have been occupied and stewarded since time immemorial by people from the Duwamish, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, and Yakama Tribes. These and other indigenous peoples have their homes in, travel through, harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the Duwamish River, Elliott Bay, and the other nearby lands and waters. We honor with gratitude the land itself. We respect the history of all indigenous peoples who historically and currently are part of the Duwamish Valley, and whose people were forcibly dispossessed and removed from their homes and lands by the United States government and the City of Seattle. We are committed to recognizing the ongoing relationship that exists between indigenous peoples and these places; and
WHEREAS, local businesses and populations that include tribal members, low-income, immigrant, and refugee families, live, work, worship, play, and fish along the lower Duwamish River; and
WHEREAS, Duwamish Waterway Park has been identified as an important community asset in need of improvements in multiple community-led plans such as the 2014 South Park Green Space Vision Plan, which identifies community priorities for improved public spaces and guides actions and investments and highlights the fact that South Park residents and workers have access to 140 square feet of green space per resident versus an average of 387 square feet per resident in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, multiple health...

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