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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, 2. Signed Ordinance 126060, 3. Affidavit of Publication

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

Total

 

 

 

$0

 

Section 2. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken prior to its effective date is ratified and confirmed.

 

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 _________________________, 2020, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2020.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2020.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2020.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)