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Record No: CB 118556    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118556
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124919
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing a new Office of Planning and Community Development and a new Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections; abolishing the Department of Planning and Development; and amending the Seattle Municipal Code to implement those organizational changes and make technical revisions; all by a 2/3 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Nick Licata
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note v3, 2. Mayor's Letter, 3. Signed Ord 124919
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE establishing a new Office of Planning and Community Development and a new Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections; abolishing the Department of Planning and Development; and amending the Seattle Municipal Code to implement those organizational changes and make technical revisions; all by a 2/3 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, the Mayor's vision for the City of Seattle is for it to be a place that welcomes individuals and families of all types who may want to live, work, and raise a family here, regardless of race and income; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor recognizes that it is a priority for the City of Seattle to build equitable and sustainable communities with a mix of amenities, affordable housing, transportation, and economic development; and
WHEREAS, by 2035, the City of Seattle is expected to grow by 120,000 new residents and 115,000 new jobs; and
WHEREAS, the City of Seattle would benefit from a new executive planning office that will coordinate across City departments to comprehensively and systematically address growth, prioritize and direct investments, and assess how existing policies and practices encourage or discourage equity and future development; and
WHEREAS, there is tremendous value in creating a stronger infrastructure for City departments to work together to identify creative solutions to leverage Seattle's resources and ensure a cohesive approach to planning and development that will empower departments to address how the City may accommodate open space, housing, jobs, transportation, amenities, and economic opportunity when establishing and implementing community plans; and
WHEREAS, the Equitable Development Initiative charges City departments with leveraging their collective resources to create communities of opportunity for everyone, regardless of race or means; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor's Executive Order 2015-04 direct...

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