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Record No: Res 31600    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/13/2015
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION concerning a voter-proposed Initiative Measure that concerns public participation in government, including publicly-financed election campaigns, regulating campaign donations and regulating lobbying activities; authorizing the City Clerk and the Executive Director of the Ethics and Elections Commission to take those actions necessary to enable the proposed Initiative to appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot and the local voters' pamphlet; requesting the King County Elections' Director to place the proposed City Charter amendment on the November 3, 2015 election ballot; and providing for the publication of such proposed amendment.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Attachments: 1. Att A: Proposed Initiative No.122
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31600
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION concerning a voter-proposed Initiative Measure that concerns public participation in government, including publicly-financed election campaigns, regulating campaign donations and regulating lobbying activities; authorizing the City Clerk and the Executive Director of the Ethics and Elections Commission to take those actions necessary to enable the proposed Initiative to appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot and the local voters' pamphlet; requesting the King County Elections' Director to place the proposed City Charter amendment on the November 3, 2015 election ballot; and providing for the publication of such proposed amendment.

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WHEREAS, proponents of reducing influence of money, ensuring accountability, preventing corruption, and creating a program for public financing of elections have submitted to the Office of the City Clerk a petition bearing a sufficient number of signatures to qualify the proposed Initiative filed in Clerk File 319323 ("City of Seattle Initiative Measure No. 122") for placement on the November 3, 2015 ballot; and
WHEREAS, Article IV of the City Charter specifies that it shall be the duty of the City Council to submit an initiative bearing a sufficient number of signatures to the voters of the City for their ratification or rejection;
WHEREAS, RCW 42.17A.050 states that a local government must submit any proposal for public financing of local political campaigns to voters for their adoption and approval or rejection; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:
Section 1. The City Clerk is authorized and directed to take those actions necessary to place City of Seattle Initiative Measure No. 122 filed in Clerk File 319323, a copy of which is attached as attachment A, before the voters at the November 3, 2015 election, including but not limited to publishing the proposed initiative measure as provided by state law and the...

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