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Record No: CB 118881    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118881
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/16/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125228
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to housing; amending Sections 14.08.020 and 14.08.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code to add definitions, describe exceptions, and provide a compliance deadline for the first in time provision.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
Supporting documents: 1. Signed Ord 125228, 2. Affidavit of Publication
Related files: CB 118755

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to housing; amending Sections 14.08.020 and 14.08.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code to add definitions, describe exceptions, and provide a compliance deadline for the first in time provision.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 14.08.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125114, is amended as follows:

14.08.020 Definitions

Definitions as used in this Chapter 14.08, unless additional meaning clearly appears from the context, shall have the meanings subscribed:

“Accessory dwelling unit” has the meaning defined in Chapter 23.84A.032’s definition of “Residential use”.

“Aggrieved person” includes any person who:

1. Claims to have been injured by an unfair practice prohibited by this Chapter 14.08; or

2. Believes that he or she will be injured by an unfair practice prohibited by this Chapter 14.08 that is about to occur.

“Alternative source of income” means lawful, verifiable income derived from sources other than wages, salaries, or other compensation for employment. It includes but is not limited to monies derived from Social Security benefits, supplemental security income, unemployment benefits, other retirement programs, child support, the Aged, Blind or Disabled Cash Assistance Program, Refugee Cash Assistance, and any federal, state, local government, private, or nonprofit-administered benefit program.

“Blockbusting” means, for profit, to promote, induce, or attempt to promote or induce any person to, engage in a real estate transaction by representing that a person or persons of a particular race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, alternative source of income, or who participates in a Section 8 or other subsidy program, or who is disabled, or who is a disabled person who uses a service animal has moved or may move into the neighborhood.

“Charge” means a claim or set of claims alleging an unfair practice or practices prohibited under this Chapter 14.08.

“Charging party” means any person who files a charge alleging an unfair practice under this Chapter 14.08, including the Director.

“City” means The City of Seattle.

“City department” means any agency, office, board, or commission of the City, or any department employee acting on its behalf, but shall not mean a public corporation chartered under Chapter 3.110, or any contractor, consultant, or concessionaire or lessee.

“Commission” means the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

“Department” means the Seattle Office for Civil Rights.

“Detached accessory dwelling unit” has the meaning defined in Chapter 23.84A.032’s definition of “Residential use”.

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Section 2. Section 14.08.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125114, is amended as follows:

14.08.050 First-in-time

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E. Persons must comply with this Section 14.08.050 by July 1, 2017.

F. Nothing in this Section 14.08.050 shall apply to an accessory dwelling unit or detached accessory dwelling unit wherein the owner or person entitled to possession thereof maintains a permanent residence, home or abode on the same lot.

 

 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2016, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2016.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2016.

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Edward B. Murray, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2016.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

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