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Record No: Res 31975    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION authorizing an exception to the level of General Fund support to Seattle Parks and Recreation by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31975, 3. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

RESOLUTION __________________

 

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A RESOLUTION authorizing an exception to the level of General Fund support to Seattle Parks and Recreation by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.

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WHEREAS, Section 3.3 of the interlocal agreement establishing the Seattle Park District authorized by City of Seattle Ordinance 124468 establishes that the City will provide a minimum level of General Fund support to Seattle Parks and Recreation; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 3.3 of the interlocal agreement a 3/4 vote from the City Council may suspend this minimum level of General Fund support in the event of a natural disaster or exigent economic circumstances; and

WHEREAS, factoring in annual inflation of the Consumer Price Index, this level of General Fund support for 2021 totals $103,676,509; and

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that COVID-19 disease is a global pandemic, and has raised the health emergency to the highest level requiring dramatic interventions to disrupt the spread of this disease; and

WHEREAS, King County and The City of Seattle continue phased recovery from this pandemic, with restrictions on gathering size and business operations anticipated to continue the unprecedented shortfall in tax revenues experienced in 2020 into 2021; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:

Section 1. The current global pandemic and associated exigent economic circumstances prevent the City Council from maintaining the minimum level of General Fund support to Seattle Parks and Recreation in 2021.

Adopted by a 3/4 vote of all the members of the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2020, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this ________ day of _________________________, 2020.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2020.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

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