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Record No: CB 119942    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119942
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/26/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126201
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; amending Ordinance 126148; amending a proviso; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Andrew Lewis
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Shared Principles and Agreed Framework (2020 – 2021), 4. Updated Shared Principles and Agreed Framework (2020 – 2021) (added 10/26/20), 5. Amendment 1 (added 10/28/20), 6. Signed Ordinance 126201
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126000, which adopted the 2020 Budget; amending Ordinance 126148; amending a proviso; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, the Council passed Ordinance 126148 on August 10, 2020 in recognition of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 emergency, which include a severe local, state, national, and global economic recession, all of which impact the City's revenue streams; and
WHEREAS, the long-lasting financial impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the City's response to it meant that the City did not have sufficient resources to meet the 2020 Budget as adopted in November 2019; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126148 adjusted the 2020 budget to reflect the new economic reality by acknowledging the significant decrease in revenues and increasing expenditures to combat the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126148 makes changes to HSD appropriations expand and maintain homelessness outreach and engagement; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126148 makes immediate changes to the funding available to support in-house staff in HSD who are involved in homeless outreach and engagement services either directly or indirectly; and
WHEREAS, as of March 17, 2020, during the period of civil emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, the Mayor halted encampment removals except under extreme circumstances that included situations where "living structures completely block the entire sidewalk, living structures prohibit safe entry and exit from a building or use of a facility, or are a public safety danger to occupants and/or greater community" with examples that include a living structure located on a ramp or roadway, blocking an entire sidewalk or bike lane, presenting fire or safety hazards to infrastructure (i.e. freeway supports/bridges), blocking entry or exit to a building, or being located in a play area; and
WHEREAS, there may ...

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