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Record No: CB 120256    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120256
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/22/2022
Ordinance No: Ord 126544
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to street and sidewalk use; amending Ordinance 126474 and the Street Use Permit Fee Schedule authorized by Section 15.04.074 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and amending Section 2 and Section 3 of Ordinance 126339.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Supporting documents: 1. Attachment A - Table A2, Uses with No Base Permit Fee, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Signed Ordinance 126544, 4. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to street and sidewalk use; amending Ordinance 126474 and the Street Use Permit Fee Schedule authorized by Section 15.04.074 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and amending Section 2 and Section 3 of Ordinance 126339.

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WHEREAS, in September 2020, the City Council passed Ordinance 126159, amending the Street Use Permit Fee Schedule to support businesses by implementing a free permit for temporary business uses, including cafes, displays, and vending; and

WHEREAS, in May 2021, the City Council passed Ordinance 126339, amending the Street Use Permit Fee Schedule to extend the free permit program for temporary business uses through May 31, 2022, allow the fees for existing permit holders to be administered consistent with temporary business use permit holders, and establish a workplan to develop a permitting structure for the continuation of these business uses beyond May 31, 2022; and

WHEREAS, in November 2021, the City Council passed Ordinance 126474, updating the Street Use Permit Fee Schedule as companion legislation to the 2022 Adopted Budget, which maintained the May 31, 2022 date for the free permit program for temporary business uses established in Ordinance 126339; and

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to extend the provisions of Ordinance 126339 from May 31, 2022 to January 31, 2023; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Seattle Department of Transportation Street Use Fee Schedule (“SDOT Street Use Fee Schedule”), Attachment A to Ordinance 126474 is amended by replacing Table A2, Uses with No Base Permit Fee, with the version included as Attachment A to this ordinance.

Section 2. Section 2 and Section 3 of Ordinance 126339 are amended as follows:

Section 2. At the discretion of the SDOT Director or designee, SDOT may waive permit fees for long-term merchandise displays (use code 18A), long-term sidewalk and curb space cafes (use codes 18B, 18D, 18E), and vending (use codes 19B, 19C, 19E, 19G, 19H) existing as of March 1, 2020 to provide consistency with the fee schedule for Temporary Business Recovery Use permits (use code 3AA) through ((May 31, 2022)) January 31, 2023.

Section 3. The Seattle Department of Transportation shall present to Council a draft permitting proposal (including a revised fee schedule) to allow for the continuation of business uses allowed by the Temporary Business Recovery Use permits beyond ((May 31, 2022))January 31, 2023.  The draft permitting proposal shall be presented to Council in writing by ((December 15, 2021)) March 31, 2022.  The Council directs the Seattle Department of Transportation to transmit proposed implementing legislation to Council by ((March 31, 2022)) June 30, 2022.

 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2022, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2022.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved / returned unsigned / vetoed this ________ day of _________________, 2022.

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Bruce Harrell, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2022.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

Attachments:

Attachment A - Table A2, Uses with No Base Permit Fee