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Record No: CB 119857    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119857
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/21/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126176
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; clarifying that residents living in the City Light Department owned housing in the Diablo and Newhalem communities are subject to the City Light Department's rates under Chapter 21.49 and 21.56 of the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Section 21.56.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 126176

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; clarifying that residents living in the City Light Department owned housing in the Diablo and Newhalem communities are subject to the City Light Department’s rates under Chapter 21.49 and 21.56 of the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Section 21.56.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

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WHEREAS, the City Light Department (“City Light”) operates the Skagit Hydroelectric Project in Whatcom County; and

WHEREAS, the Diablo and Newhalem communities both contain City Light owned housing as a result of City Light’s historical and continuing operation of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project; and

WHEREAS, certain City Light employees receive housing and utilities as part of their applicable collective bargaining agreement, or pursuant to a specific condition set forth in their employment letter; and

WHEREAS, all other employees residing in City Light owned housing must pay for electric consumption pursuant to the terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement and Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.49 and Section 21.56.030; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 21.56.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124167, is amended as follows:

21.56.030 Charges for electricity in Newhalem ((community.)) and Diablo communities

((As requested by the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of City Light in C.F. 274449 all consumers of)) All residents of City Light-owned housing receiving electric energy from ((the City’s)) City Light’s system in the Newhalem ((community other than Lighting Department facilities or employees)) and Diablo communities shall be charged the rates set forth in Chapter 21.49, except those City Light employees who receive electric energy pursuant to an applicable collective bargaining agreement or employment offer letter.

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)