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Record No: CB 119774    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119774
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Select Budget Committee
On agenda: 6/10/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing a spending plan for the proceeds generated from the payroll expense tax authorized by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119772 to fund immediate cash assistance for low-income households impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 and the development of social housing that is permanently affordable, high-quality, and energy-efficient, to fund housing-related components of Seattle's Green New Deal as articulated in Resolution 31895, and to fund other investments; establishing a Social Housing Board and amending the duties of the Green New Deal Oversight Board to make funding recommendations; establishing a requirement for an Implementation Plan; adding a new Section 3.14.750 to, and amending Section 3.14.979 of, the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the 2020 Budget; declaring an emergency; and establishing an imm...
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant, Tammy J. Morales
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Proposed Five-Year Spending Plan
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation - Issue Identification for CBs 119772, 119773, and 119774 (6/10/20), 3. Central Staff Issue Identification Memo (6/10/20), 4. Central Staff Memo (4/22/20), 5. Presentation on CBs 119772, 119773, & 119774, 6. Central Staff Memo (4/29/20)
Related files: CB 119772, CB 119773


CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE establishing a spending plan for the proceeds generated from the payroll expense tax authorized by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119772 to fund immediate cash assistance for low-income households impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 and the development of social housing that is permanently affordable, high-quality, and energy-efficient, to fund housing-related components of Seattle's Green New Deal as articulated in Resolution 31895, and to fund other investments; establishing a Social Housing Board and amending the duties of the Green New Deal Oversight Board to make funding recommendations; establishing a requirement for an Implementation Plan; adding a new Section 3.14.750 to, and amending Section 3.14.979 of, the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the 2020 Budget; 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 City Council ("Council") adopted the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119772, authorizing the collection of a new payroll expense tax ("tax on corporate payroll") to be imposed beginning June 2020; and
WHEREAS, the new tax on corporate payroll is anticipated to generate an average of $500 million in proceeds on an annual basis, as shown in the spending plan included as Attachment 1 to this ordinance; and
WHEREAS, on November 2, 2015, the Mayor issued a Proclamation of 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, Seattle has been ...

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