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Record No: CB 118507    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118507
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/21/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124870
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to The City of Seattle's (City) emergency notification and alerting system; establishing AlertSeattle as the City's emergency notification and alerting system; adopting policies governing the use thereof including administrative guidelines and a governance charter; and repealing Ordinance Number 122527.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Attachments: 1. Att B - Use of Community Notification System Policy, 2. Att C - AlertSeattle Use Policy and Guidelines, 3. Att D - AlertSeattle Governance Charter
Supporting documents: 1. Att A - Ordinance 122527, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Signed Ord 124870
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to The City of Seattle's (City) emergency notification and alerting system; establishing AlertSeattle as the City's emergency notification and alerting system; adopting policies governing the use thereof including administrative guidelines and a governance charter; and repealing Ordinance Number 122527.
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WHEREAS, in 2007, The City of Seattle (City) adopted Ordinance Number 122527 relating to the Community Notification System for the City, adopting usage policies and providing direction on implementation guidelines for the use of the system; and
WHEREAS, in 2014, the Mayor proposed and the City Council approved funding to replace the Community Notification System; and
WHEREAS, beginning in July 2014, the Office of Emergency Management initiated a competitive procurement process to select a vendor to provide the City with an emergency notification and alerting system to be known as AlertSeattle; a contract was signed with the selected vendor on January 23, 2015; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor's Emergency Executive Board and Disaster Management Committee advise the Mayor and Director of Emergency Management in policy level issues related to emergency mitigation, prevention, protection, preparedness, response or recovery, AlertSeattle is another policy that would benefit from their review; and
WHEREAS, City departments and offices should follow the guidance set forth in the AlertSeattle policies approved by the Emergency Executive Board and included in the City's Emergency Operations Plan; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Ordinance 122527, a copy of which is attached as Attachment A, is repealed, along with associated policies and guidelines for the operation of the Community Notification System, a copy of which is attached as Attachment B.
Section 2. The City Council adopts the following policies...

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