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Record No: Res 31937    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/5/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION modifying the March 3, 2020 Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency related to the spread of COVID-19, novel coronavirus.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A – Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency, 2. Exhibit B – Modified Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Substitute (added 3/5/20), 3. Signed Resolution 31937, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION modifying the March 3, 2020 Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency related to the spread of COVID-19, novel coronavirus.
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WHEREAS, pursuant to Seattle Municipal Code ("SMC") Section 10.02.010, the Mayor issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency (Proclamation), and filed the proclamation with the City Clerk for presentation to the City Council, on March 3, 2020; and
WHEREAS, SMC subsection 10.02.010.C requires that the Seattle City Council either ratify and confirm, modify, or reject such a proclamation; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:
Section 1. The Proclamation of Civil Emergency of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, dated March 3, 2020, attached to this resolution as Exhibit A, is modified, as shown in Exhibit B.
Section 2. The Council requests that the Mayor make expenditures pursuant to the authority assumed in Section 3 of the modified Proclamation that include:
A. Investments in handwashing stations;
B. Investments in hygiene services consistent with appropriations made by Council in the 2020 Adopted Budget, such as mobile pitstops;
C. Investments that increase the access of lower income persons to COVID-19 testing; and
D. Investments in culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach materials for limited English proficiency communities.
Section 3. The Council further requests that the Mayor consider the following additional actions and make recommendations to the Council:
A. Amendments to City personnel policies and / or collective bargaining agreements to provide an expectation to City staff and contractors that they will work from home as much as practicable and / or flexibility to care for a family member, including activating a new, or revising any existing, telecommuting policy;
B. Review options for City staff and contractors to take paid days off, if their leave runs out, especially in the case of hourly, new and tempor...

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