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Record No: CB 119933    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119933
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126232
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the organization of City government; creating an Office of Emergency Management; repealing Sections 10.02.045 and 10.020.047 of the Seattle Municipal Code; adding Sections 3.15.040 and 3.15.042 to the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Ordinance 118617; and adopting revised Emergency Management Fund - General Trust Fund Policies.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Att A – Emergency Management Fund – General Trust Fund Policies, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Summary Att A – Emergency Management Fund - General Trust Fund Policies (Track Changed), 4. Signed Ordinance 126232, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the organization of City government; creating an Office of Emergency Management; repealing Sections 10.02.045 and 10.020.047 of the Seattle Municipal Code; adding Sections 3.15.040 and 3.15.042 to the Seattle Municipal Code; amending Ordinance 118617; and adopting revised Emergency Management Fund - General Trust Fund Policies.
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WHEREAS, throughout the summer, Seattle residents have taken to the streets to protest the unjust murders of Black Americans, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the shooting of Jacob Blake; all of these individuals experienced violent and lethal force at the hands of the police; and
WHEREAS, in response to this local and national civil rights reckoning, community members and civic leaders, including the Mayor and members of the City Council, have committed to a holistic review and community-led discussion around the effectiveness of the current way that community safety is provided in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the shared vision for reimagining Seattle's system of community safety recognizes the importance of providing alternatives to armed police officer response, including civilian and community-based services and solutions; and
WHEREAS, based on community input, the Mayor and the City Council will pursue the transfer of certain functions out of the Seattle Police Department, including Emergency Management, 9-1-1 Dispatch, and Parking Enforcement; and
WHEREAS, these transfers, taken in total, aim to reflect community expectations of the equitable delivery of City services, elevate emergency planning, improve the coordination of calls-for-service, increase civilian and community-based dispatch options, and bolster public trust and confidence in a reimagined system of community safety; and
WHEREAS, emergency management is a core City function necessary to manage emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, an...

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