Record No: Res 32097    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/12/2023
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION endorsing strategies to improve the movement of people and goods in Seattle's industrial and maritime areas.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Central Staff Presentation (7/6/23), 2. Amendment 1, 3. Amendment 1 v2, 4. Amendment A v3, 5. Signed Resolution 32097, 6. Affidavit of Publication
RESOLUTION __________________
A RESOLUTION endorsing strategies to improve the movement of people and goods in Seattle's industrial and maritime areas.
WHEREAS, the maritime and industrial sectors are critical parts of the local, regional, and state economy; and
WHEREAS, Seattle contains two regionally designated Manufacturing Industrial Centers (MICs), a designation that prioritizes long-term use for industry and serves a critical function to the regional and statewide economy, is subject to regional policy protections in the Puget Sound Regional Council's (PSRC's) Vision 2050 plan, and is eligible for allocation of federal and state transportation funding; and
WHEREAS, industrial and maritime uses in the MICs provide quality jobs, two-thirds of which are accessible without four-year college degrees; and
WHEREAS, a high proportion of jobs on industrial lands in fields including maritime, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, construction, utilities, and services are unionized with high-quality benefits; and
WHEREAS, there is a high potential for equitable access to quality jobs in industrial and maritime sectors by women and other workers who are Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) when coupled with job training and access programs provided by the City and other public agencies, private entities and unions; and
WHEREAS, the economic contributions and the quality jobs provided by the businesses and major intermodal transportation facilities in the MICs are dependent on maintaining and improving the functionality, safety, and efficiency of the internal freight networks and the freight network that connects the MICs to each other and to the regional and state freeway system; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's Complete Streets Ordinance (Ordinance 122386), Section 3, states: "Because freight is important to the basic economy of the City and has unique right-of-way needs to support that role, freight will be the m...

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