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Record No: CB 119773    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119773
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Select Budget Committee
On agenda: 6/10/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the financing of responses to the civil emergency; authorizing the loan of funds from the Low Income Housing Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Housing Incentive Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Families Education and Preschool Promise Levy Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Move Seattle Levy Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Seattle Parks District Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the 2019 Library Levy Fund to the General Fund; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant, Tammy J. Morales
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Issue Identification Memo (6/10/20), 3. Presentation - Issue Identification for CBs 119772, 119773, and 119774 (6/10/20), 4. Central Staff Memo (4/22/20), 5. Presentation on CBs 119772, 119773, & 119774, 6. Presentation on CBs 119772 and 119773 (4/29/20)
Related files: CB 119774
CITY OF SEATTLE

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the financing of responses to the civil emergency; authorizing the loan of funds from the Low Income Housing Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Housing Incentive Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Families Education and Preschool Promise Levy Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Move Seattle Levy Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the Seattle Parks District Fund to the General Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the 2019 Library Levy Fund to the General Fund; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, on November 2, 2015, the Mayor issued a Civil Emergency to address the homelessness crisis in the City of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, on November 3, 2015, the City Council adopted Resolution 31630, ratifying and confirming the Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency; and
WHEREAS, the Civil Emergency to address the homelessness crisis is still in effect today; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor declared a civil emergency on March 3, 2020, and the City Council modified the civil emergency proclamation by adopting Resolution 31937 on March 5, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted an ordinance, introduced as Council Bill 119772, authorizing a tax on corporate payroll to be implemented and administered by the Department of Finance and Administrative Services effective January 1, 2021 with the first tax payments from taxpayers due on January 31, 2021; and
WHEREAS, regarding use of the proceeds of these interfund loans for an emergency response to the COVID-19 civil emergency, the City Council has determined that there is no viable alternative available for advancing a core City objective during a time of civil emergency; and
WHEREAS, there is sufficient cash in the Low Income Ho...

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