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Record No: CB 120131    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120131
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Finance and Housing Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; lifting provisos; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A – Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force Recommendations, 3. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; lifting provisos; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
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WHEREAS, in 2020, in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a $100 million fund to "focus on up-stream investments for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities to address disparities and make meaningful changes that can be measured by community progress," known as the Equitable Communities Initiative; and
WHEREAS, during the 2021 Adopted Budget process, the City Council reduced that funding to $30 million and placed two provisos on funds in Finance General, pending the recommendations of the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force, in Council Budget Action FG-003-B-002; and
WHEREAS, the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force is comprised of 26 community leaders representing diverse constituencies with backgrounds in nonprofit, religious, labor, climate justice, health care and community; and
WHEREAS, the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force met more than 30 times between December 2020 to June 2021 to make recommendations for investments that begin to address generations of systemic and government sanctioned racism and oppression against communities of color and the resulting disparities related to housing and generational wealth, health and environmental justice, education, and small businesses;
WHEREAS, the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force collaborated with nine City departments in May and June 2021 to refine their recommendations and develop specific programmatic investments, including new City programs and expansions or modification...

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