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Record No: CB 119672    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119672
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/25/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125985
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the solid waste system of Seattle Public Utilities; revising rates and charges for solid waste services; revising credits to low income customers for solid waste services; and amending Sections 21.40.050, 21.40.060, 21.40.070, 21.40.080, 21.40.085, and 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - 2020-22 Solid Waste Rate Study
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the solid waste system of Seattle Public Utilities; revising rates and charges for solid waste services; revising credits to low income customers for solid waste services; and amending Sections 21.40.050, 21.40.060, 21.40.070, 21.40.080, 21.40.085, and 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, Ordinance 125111 adopted solid waste rates for 2017, 2018, and 2019; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 30695 established financial policy targets for the Solid Waste Fund; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31516 amended Resolution 30695 to strengthen the Solid Waste Fund's financial policies by adding an additional debt service coverage policy; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 125050 amended and updated certain provisions of the utility discount program, which will provide discounted solid waste rates or credits to more eligible low-income customers; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31760 adopted a six-year Strategic Business Plan for Seattle Public Utilities, which guides utility investments, service levels, and rate paths through 2023; and
WHEREAS, the Strategic Business Plan included increases in the capital and operating requirements of the Solid Waste Fund, with a resulting increase in revenue requirements; and
WHEREAS, credits for qualified low-income customers should be revised when solid waste rates change; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 21.40.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125111, is amended as follows:
21.40.050 Residential can rates and charges
A. Charges for residential can garbage and rubbish collection and disposal service shall be in accordance with the following schedules:
1. All residences with curbside/alley garbage container pickup: a charge per month or portion thereof, for once-a-week service for each service unit subscribed to, billed directly to the owner, homeo...

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