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Record No: Res 31627    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2015
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION adopting new principles to guide the Seattle Department of Transportation's Street Use Division and the City Budget Office in preparing and authorizing budget contingencies to meet demand for services in excess of the level planned in the biennial budget for the Street Use Division.
Sponsors: Nick Licata
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resn 31627.pdf
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION adopting new principles to guide the Seattle Department of Transportation's Street Use Division and the City Budget Office in preparing and authorizing budget contingencies to meet demand for services in excess of the level planned in the biennial budget for the Street Use Division.
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WHEREAS, Resolution 30357 established contingent authority in the Department of Planning and Development for budget and positions to allow prompt response to unanticipated changes in demand for permitting, plan review, and inspection; and
WHEREAS, SDOT's Street Use Division (SU) also performs permitting, plan review, and inspection and requires contingent authority for budget and positions to allow prompt response to unanticipated changes in demand for services; and
WHEREAS, SU is tasked with ensuring public safety, mobility, protection of city assets, and compliance with standards for all work in and affecting the public right of way and requires adequate staffing in plan review and inspection services to meet service objectives as periodically established by the Mayor's Office, including but not limited to acceptable wait times; and
WHEREAS, SU has a performance metric of ensuring Street Improvement Plans are reviewed in a six-week turnaround time, low wait times at the street use counter, and timely response for inspection services that SDOT cannot meet when demand increases unexpectedly without receiving additional budget authority in a timely manner; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:
Section 1. SDOT shall prepare its budget in a manner that proposes authorizing additional expenditure and positions when warranted by increases in demand for services as indicated by revenues. The budget shall propose contingent budget authority that may be granted in increments of expenditure and full-time positions associated with increments of...

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