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Record No: CB 120284    Version: 2 Council Bill No: CB 120284
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Sustainability and Renters' Rights Committee
On agenda: 3/18/2022
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to housing and displacement mitigation; expanding the information required under the Rental Registration Inspection Ordinance for rental housing units; requiring submission of information to a research university; and amending Sections 22.214.010 and 22.214.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to housing and displacement mitigation; expanding the information required under the Rental Registration Inspection Ordinance for rental housing units; requiring submission of information to a research university; and amending Sections 22.214.010 and 22.214.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, Executive Order 2019-02 ("Actions to Increase Affordability and Address Residential Displacement") determined, among other things, that:
"[E]conomic pressures are driving displacement of residents from their long-standing communities; and...without thoughtful policies, deliberate planning and investment during this period of unprecedented growth and change, we risk displacement of long-time community members"; and
WHEREAS, in March 2019, Resolution 31870 stated that the City should "[d]evelop a consistent and thorough monitoring and reporting process regarding housing production and loss of households at 30 to 120 percent AMI, including change of tenure and net change in affordable units on a particular development site, and deducting housing units funded by OH [Seattle Office of Housing]"; and
WHEREAS, the July 2019 report prepared for the City's Office of Planning and Community Development by the Urban Displacement Project, University of California, Berkeley, titled Heightened Displacement Risk Indicators for the City of Seattle's Equitable Development Monitoring Program, states that "a more granular and localized" data set is needed to "best meet the City's racial equity goals"; and
WHEREAS, in its September 29, 2021 response to Statement of Legislative Intent OPCD-004-A-001, ("Report by OPCD, OH, and SDCI on displacement monitoring gaps") the City determined that there are currently no sources that provide rental information data with a high level of granularity; and
WHEREAS, the Council intends that the submission of information regarding the number a...

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