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Record No: Res 31949    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/29/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION in support of fair, direct, and federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies; and stating that a fully funded Seattle is essential to economic recovery.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1 (added 6/29/20)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION in support of fair, direct, and federal emergency support to reopen and rebuild local American economies; and stating that a fully funded Seattle is essential to economic recovery.
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WHEREAS, America's cities, towns, and villages face unprecedented threats due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic emergency; and
WHEREAS, municipalities are essential to America's economic recovery and without funding support for local governments, municipalities may go from being a critical part of the economic solution, to becoming a major obstacle to long-term stabilization and recovery; and
WHEREAS, America's cities, towns, and villages will experience budgetary shortfalls of up $134 billion in fiscal year 2020 alone, and the negative effects of the pandemic emergency on local communities will continue long after this year; and
WHEREAS, 3,000,000 critical municipal worker jobs are at risk, threatening cuts to basic community services, including 9-1-1 response, sanitation, and maintenance; and
WHEREAS, communities have taken extraordinary measures to protect health, safety, and the continuation of essential services throughout the emergency; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle is facing a $300 million budget shortfall from the COVID-19 emergency due to the City's expected revenue loss; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle has increased emergency expenditures for rental assistance, grocery vouchers, small business stabilization grants, and expanded shelter services for our most vulnerable residents in addition to providing our first responders with personal protective equipment and coronavirus testing; and
WHEREAS, the City has redeployed department staff to the emergency response at a cost of almost $46 million, with additional overtime of $8.5 million; and
WHEREAS, this crisis is especially impacting Seattle's most vulnerable communities including undocumented residents, communities of color, and people living unshelt...

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