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Record No: CB 119907    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119907
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/30/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126241
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; extending for six months a moratorium established by Ordinance 125764, and extended by Ordinances 126006 and 126090, on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of any application to establish a new principal or accessory use, or change a principal or accessory use, for any site currently used as a mobile home park, as defined in Section 23.84A.032 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss, Debora Juarez
Attachments: 1. Mayor's Letter on Returning Unsigned
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126241, 3. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; extending for six months a moratorium established by Ordinance 125764, and extended by Ordinances 126006 and 126090, on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of any application to establish a new principal or accessory use, or change a principal or accessory use, for any site currently used as a mobile home park, as defined in Section 23.84A.032 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The City Council makes the following legislative findings of fact and declarations:

A. The Council incorporates by reference the findings of fact contained in Ordinance 125764.

B. In January 2019, the City Council passed Ordinance 125764, establishing a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, processing, and/or approval of any application to establish a new principal or accessory use, or change a principal or accessory use, for any site currently used as a mobile home park, as defined in Section 23.84A.032 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

C. In December 2019, that moratorium was extended for six months by Ordinance 126006.

D. In June 2020, that moratorium was again extended for six months by Ordinance 126090.

D. Although the City has worked to develop permanent regulations, the work has not been completed and the City Council will not be able to consider and act on permanent regulations until after the expiration of the moratorium on January 8, 2021.

E. Work on permanent regulations has been limited due to the February 29 and March 3 proclamations of civil emergency by Governor Inslee and Mayor Durkan, respectively, related to the spread of COVID-19.

F. Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70A.390 authorizes the City to extend the duration of a moratorium by ordinance for one or more six-month periods.

Section 2. The moratorium first set forth in Ordinance 125764, and extended by Ordinance 126006 and Ordinance 126090, shall be extended and in effect for a period of six months from the date the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119907 is effective, and shall automatically expire after the six-month period unless the same is extended as provided by statute, or unless terminated sooner by the City Council.

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)