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Record No: CB 120200    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120200
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/22/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126484
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Office of Housing; creating a new Fund in the City Treasury.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126484, 3. Affidavit of Publication
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
AN ORDINANCE relating to the Office of Housing; creating a new Fund in the City Treasury.
WHEREAS, during the 2019 session, the Washington State Legislature enacted SHB 1406 (published as Chapter 338, Laws of 2019) that authorizes cities that have enacted a qualifying local tax, such as The City of Seattle's 2016 housing levy under RCW 84.55.050, to impose a local sales and use tax of 0.0146 percent; and
WHEREAS, in 2019 the City Council passed Ordinance 125887, imposing this tax upon persons from whom the state sales tax or use tax is collected pursuant to chapter 82.08 and 82.12 RCW; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 125887 added Section 5.60.027 to the Seattle Municipal Code defining the purposes of the tax as acquiring, rehabilitating, or constructing affordable housing; or funding the operations and maintenance costs of new units of affordable or supportive housing, only for persons whose income is at or below 60 percent of area median income; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Housing has the adequate fund structure for managing the portion of this revenue that is supporting the construction of affordable housing, but does not have an available fund that is relevant for managing the operations and maintenance costs of new units; NOW, THEREFORE,
Section 1. A new Local Option Operating & Maintenance Fund (Fund) is created in the City Treasury with fund number 16421, into which revenues may be deposited, and from which associated expenditures may be paid for the purposes described in Section 2 of this ordinance.
Section 2. The purpose of the Fund is to manage the portion of the Local Option sales tax which may be used for operations and maintenance subsidies for new units of affordable housing, including but not limited to affordable housing units recently built with Local Option sales tax revenues.
Section 3. Fund 16421 s...

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