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Record No: CB 120164    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120164
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/13/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126511
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Parks and Recreation; authorizing the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with the Woodland Park Zoological Society for operation and management of the Woodland Park Zoo.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - (Proposed) Woodland Park Zoo Operations and Management Agreement v2, 2. Att 1 – (Proposed) Woodland Park Zoo Operations and Management Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – Key Points of O & M Agreement, 3. Presentation (9/10/2021), 4. Central Staff Memo (dated; 11/23/21 - added; 12/8/21), 5. Central Staff Memo (12/7/21), 6. Proposed Amendment 8, version 4, 7. Proposed Amendment 1 v2 (added; 12/8/21), 8. Proposed Amendment 8 v5 (added; 12/8/21), 9. Proposed Amendment 13 v5 (added; 12/8/21)
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Parks and Recreation; authorizing the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with the Woodland Park Zoological Society for operation and management of the Woodland Park Zoo.
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WHEREAS, the City currently owns the public zoological gardens located in Seattle commonly known as the Woodland Park Zoo; and
WHEREAS, the Woodland Park Zoological Society is a nonprofit benefit corporation organized in 1965 for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes for the study and promotion of zoology and wildlife conservation and for the education and recreation of the public; and
WHEREAS, in 2000, the Washington State Legislature adopted Chapter 35.64 of the Revised Code of Washington to authorize certain cities, including The City of Seattle, to enter into contracts with nonprofit corporations or other public organizations to manage and operate their zoos and aquariums; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle and the Woodland Park Zoological Society believe that the proposed Agreement will provide the greatest opportunity for success of the Zoo to continue to fulfill its mission in education, conservation of wildlife, recreation, providing benefits to the residents of Seattle, and developing the Zoo as an important civic asset, cultural resource, and attraction; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. As requested by the Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation and recommended by the Mayor, the Superintendent is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement ("Agreement"), substantially in the form of Attachment 1 to this ordinance, between The City of Seattle, acting through Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Woodland Park Zoological Society (WPZS), a nonprofit public benefit corporation in the State of Washington.
Section 2. The Superintendent is authorized to manage the Agreem...

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