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Record No: Res 31671    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 5/31/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION endorsing a public health and public safety model to address the needs of people living in the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt (Greenbelt) and in the adjoining neighborhoods; devising a person-centered and strategic approach that prioritizes the offer of services and housing options to individuals based on their needs before the removal of persons or property from the Greenbelt; providing safety for police, fire fighters, and first responders who provide emergency services within and around the Greenbelt; and directing the physical cleanup of the Greenbelt to provide a healthier and safer environment for all.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Res 31671
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION endorsing a public health and public safety model to address the needs of people living in the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt (Greenbelt) and in the adjoining neighborhoods; devising a person-centered and strategic approach that prioritizes the offer of services and housing options to individuals based on their needs before the removal of persons or property from the Greenbelt; providing safety for police, fire fighters, and first responders who provide emergency services within and around the Greenbelt; and directing the physical cleanup of the Greenbelt to provide a healthier and safer environment for all.
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WHEREAS, the City of Seattle and King County declared a State of Emergency on November 2, 2015, and is committed to addressing the homelessness crisis in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the City recognizes the public health and public safety concerns for the needs of the people living in and near the Greenbelt, and for police, fire fighters and first responders to emergencies in and around the Greenbelt, and for those who use the I-5 freeway; and
WHEREAS, meeting the long term health and safety needs require the alignment of City, County, State, and other regional resources and investments; and
WHEREAS, the City and County have adopted the values of the King County All Home Strategic Plan and that of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness that promote the "housing first" model for stable housing and targeted person-centered services; and
WHEREAS, many first responders and human services providers recommend that the City implement these best practices to address the public health and public safety issues in the Greenbelt; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council support the cleanup of major health hazards, including human waste and garbage, and the removal of overgrown brush and other fire and safety hazards in the Greenbelt; and
WHEREAS, the region lacks critical, affordable permanent...

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