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Record No: CB 119869    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119869
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/14/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126165
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to violations of civil emergency orders; amending Section 10.02.110 of the Seattle Municipal Code to establish enforcement actions for violations of civil emergency orders; adding a new Section 10.02.120 to the Seattle Municipal Code to establish a severability clause to Chapter 10.02; repealing Chapter 12A.26 of the Seattle Municipal Code to consolidate provisions related to civil emergency orders; declaring an emergency; and establishing an immediate effective date; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Andrew Lewis
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to violations of civil emergency orders; amending Section 10.02.110 of the Seattle Municipal Code to establish enforcement actions for violations of civil emergency orders; adding a new Section 10.02.120 to the Seattle Municipal Code to establish a severability clause to Chapter 10.02; repealing Chapter 12A.26 of the Seattle Municipal Code to consolidate provisions related to civil emergency orders; 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 new coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) disease is caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person and may result in serious illness or death, and is classified by the World Health Organization as a worldwide pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, directing state agencies to use all resources necessary to prepare for and respond to the outbreak; and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, the Mayor Jenny Durkan (Mayor) proclaimed a civil emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, authorizing the Mayor to exercise the emergency powers necessary to prevent death or injury of person and to protect the public peace, safety and welfare, and alleviate damage, loss, hardship or suffering; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor has since issued seven civil emergency orders relating to the COVID-19 civil emergency; and
WHEREAS, on April 27, 2020, the City Council (Council) adopted a modified civil emergency order issued by the Mayor on April 24, 2020 that made it unlawful for third-party, app-based food delivery platforms to charge restaurants a commission fee per online, delivery or pick-up order that totals more than 15 percent of the purchase price of such online order; and
WHEREAS, the sole method for enforcing violations of a civil emergency order, including the civil ...

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