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Record No: CB 118529    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118529
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124920
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to certain functions of the executive branch of City government; creating a Seattle Information Technology Department; establishing the powers and duties of the new department; abolishing the Department of Information Technology and transferring functions currently performed by that department; transferring functions currently performed by other departments in the executive branch; making provisions for transition; adding Chapter 3.23; repealing Chapters 3.22 and 18.14; and amending Sections 3.39.020, 4.13.010, 5.09.020, 10.02.060, 15.32.300, and 21.60.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Nick Licata
Attachments: 1. CB 118529 Att A - Positions Transferring to Seattle IT, 2. CB 118529 Att B - Repealed Chapter 3.pdf, 3. CB 118529 Att C - Repealed Chapter 18.pdf
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ord 124920
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to certain functions of the executive branch of City government; creating a Seattle Information Technology Department; establishing the powers and duties of the new department; abolishing the Department of Information Technology and transferring functions currently performed by that department; transferring functions currently performed by other departments in the executive branch; making provisions for transition; adding Chapter 3.23; repealing Chapters 3.22 and 18.14; and amending Sections 3.39.020, 4.13.010, 5.09.020, 10.02.060, 15.32.300, and 21.60.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, technology is essential to providing City services and transparent access to and communication with the public, enabling digital equity across the City, and is therefore required for Seattle to achieve its vision of an affordable, safe, vibrant, innovative, and connected city; and
WHEREAS, the powerful reach and efficiency of information technology tools increases the harm caused when they are compromised or misused, and the City therefore requires ever heightened vigilance to protect the data and the systems entrusted to it by the public and other stakeholders; and
WHEREAS, the City makes substantial investment in its information technology program through the decentralized and often duplicative effort of many City departments; and
WHEREAS, information technology is evolving at such a rapid pace that no one current City department has the scale to stay ahead of, seize opportunities created by, and mitigate risks associated with technology changes; and
WHEREAS, new governance bodies have been established to allow department directors to provide strategic direction and input on the provision of information technology services and projects; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor has proposed a reorganization of City government that centralizes planning and delivery of ...

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