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Record No: CB 120096    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120096
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/14/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126375
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to appropriations for the Human Services Department; amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; modifying a proviso imposed by Ordinance 126298; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Andrew Lewis, M. Lorena González , Tammy J. Morales, Teresa Mosqueda, Kshama Sawant
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1, 3. Signed Ordinance 126375
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to appropriations for the Human Services Department; amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; modifying a proviso imposed by Ordinance 126298; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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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 the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan proclaimed a civil emergency in Seattle; 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 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that COVID-19 is officially a global pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, which allowed the vaccine to be distributed in the United States. Days later, the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in King County, which were administered to front-line healthcare workers. As of May 3, 2021, the county's vaccination efforts have resulted in the administration of approximately 1,225,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle has administered more than 230,000 vaccinations, totaling at least 128,000 individuals, 48 percent of whom identify as Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC); and
WHEREAS, working with Public Health-Seattle & King County, as of May 25, 2021, more th...

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