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Record No: CB 119760    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119760
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/23/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126060
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to the Executive Department's Office of Housing, the Executive Department's Office of Economic Development, and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget, for the purpose of providing financial assistance to small businesses; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Tammy J. Morales
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to the Executive Department's Office of Housing, the Executive Department's Office of Economic Development, and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget, for the purpose of providing financial assistance to small businesses; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, Mayor Durkan proclaimed the existence of a civil emergency in the City of Seattle due to confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 in the Seattle area; and
WHEREAS, in response to COVID-19, the Governor of Washington has closed or limited operations of many businesses in the City of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, these actions are appropriate for public health reasons, but have severe economic impacts on small businesses and workers in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, these impacts are being felt across all industry sectors, including retail, restaurant, hospitality, transportation, logistics, arts and culture, and many more; and
WHEREAS, the economic impact may have long-term, dynamic, and unpredictable local and regional consequences, necessitating the City to act and plan accordingly; and
WHEREAS, a number of City departments have convened meetings with partners to strategize immediate interventions for affected local small businesses and displaced workers; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council wish to redirect City resources to aid small businesses; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The appropriations for the following items in the 2020 Budget are modified as follows:
Item
Fund
Department
Budget Summary Level
Amount
1.1
Low-Income Housing Fund (16400)
Executive (Office of Housing)
Multifamily Housing (BO-HU-3000)

($968,718)

General Fund (00100)
Executive (Office of Economic Development)
Business Services (BO-ED-X1D00)
$968,718
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