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Record No: CB 119981    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119981
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Committee Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Public Safety and Human Services Committee
On agenda: 3/9/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget, including the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP); changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; and adding or modifying provisos.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold, Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Backup Slides to the Central Staff Memo (added; 1/26/21), 4. SPD Memo
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget, including the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP); changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; and adding or modifying provisos.
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WHEREAS, Resolution 31962, adopted by the City Council ("Council") on August 10, 2020, stated that the Council would not support any budget amendments to increase the Seattle Police Department's (SPD) budget to offset overtime expenditures above the funds budgeted in 2020 or 2021, and expressed the Council's intent to reduce SPD's budget in phases and increase funding for community-led research and participatory budgeting; and
WHEREAS, the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119970, introduced after adoption of the 2021 Budget, increases SPD's 2020 budget by $5.4 million; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that SPD would have had sufficient appropriation authority to cover the $5.4 million had it not overspent its overtime budget, due largely to over-deployment of officers during the largely peaceful demonstrations in the summer of 2020, including a deployment of officers that exceeded $10 million in overtime costs in less than 60 days; and
WHEREAS, the Council anticipates that there will be salary savings in SPD's budget achieved in 2021 due to higher than anticipated attrition that has already occurred in October 2020 and may continue to occur during November 2020 and December 2020; and
WHEREAS, reducing SPD's 2021 appropriation authority offsets the increased authority provided in 2020 and increases funding for the community-led participatory budgeting work called for in Resolution 31962; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The appropriations for the following items in the 2021 Adopted Budget are reduced from the funds shown below:
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Department
Fund
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