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Record No: CB 119771    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119771
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/13/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126067
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the 2018 Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy; amending the levy implementation and evaluation plan adopted by Ordinance 125807 to provide for emergency childcare services; ratifying and confirming the Mayor's Civil Emergency Order - Emergency Childcare Services for Front-line Essential Workers; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - The Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy Implementation and Evaluation Plan, 2. Att 2 - Emergency Addendum to the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy Implementation and Evaluation Plan, 3. Att 3 - Mayor’s Civil Emergency Order - Emergency Childcare Services for Front-line Essential Workers
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Proposed Amendment 1, 4. Signed Ordinance 126067, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the 2018 Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy; amending the levy implementation and evaluation plan adopted by Ordinance 125807 to provide for emergency childcare services; ratifying and confirming the Mayor's Civil Emergency Order - Emergency Childcare Services for Front-line Essential Workers; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.

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WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that COVID-19 disease is a global pandemic, which is particularly severe in high risk populations such as people with underlying medical conditions and the elderly, and the WHO has raised the health emergency to the highest level requiring dramatic interventions to disrupt the spread of this disease; and
WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide state of emergency in response to outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease in Washington; and
WHEREAS, in response to outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease in Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan proclaimed a civil emergency exists in the City of Seattle in the Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency dated March 3, 2020, modified by Resolution 31937; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the Governor issued an order closing schools in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties, and the next day he expanded the order to require the statewide closure of K-12 public and private schools until April 24, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the closure of schools increased the need for childcare for first responders, healthcare workers, and other essential front-line employees as they combat the COVID-19 emergency; and
WHEREAS, while Seattle Public Schools is working to provide remote learning instruction to students, remote instruction alone does not fill the need for childcare and for out of school developmentally appropriate activities that support student well-...

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