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Record No: CB 120094    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120094
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Full Council Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Finance and Housing Committee
On agenda: 6/21/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to the City's response to the COVID-19 crisis; amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; imposing provisos; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts, all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda, M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note v2, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Amendments to CB 120094, 4. CB 120094 Amendment Summary v2, 5. Proposed Amendment 1 - Mosqueda, 6. Proposed Amendment 2 - Herbold
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE related to the City's response to the COVID-19 crisis; amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; imposing provisos; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts, all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic, which is particularly severe in high-risk populations such as people with underlying medical conditions and the elderly, and the WHO has raised the health emergency to the highest level requiring dramatic interventions to disrupt the spread of this disease; and
WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, the Washington Governor issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a state of emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington in response to new cases of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, in response to outbreaks of COVID-19 in Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan proclaimed a civil emergency exists in Seattle in the Mayoral Proclamation of Civil Emergency dated March 3, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on March 5, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution 31937 affirming the civil emergency, modifying orders transmitted by the Mayor related to the emergency, and establishing Council's expectations related to future orders and reporting by the Mayor during the civil emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, the Governor issued a "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, which, combined with other measures taken to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, effectively closed many businesses in the state of Washington; and
WHEREAS, local companies have reported laying off employees, experiencing substantial revenue losses, dealing with lost business due to fear and stigma, and seeing major declines in foot traffic as tens of thousands of employees are being asked t...

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