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Record No: CB 120148    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120148
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/16/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126420
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to parking enforcement; amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; transferring positions out of the Seattle Police Department; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Amendment 1, 4. Signed Ordinance 126420
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to parking enforcement; amending Ordinance 126237, which adopted the 2021 Budget; transferring positions out of the Seattle Police Department; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, throughout the summer of 2020, Seattle residents took to the streets to protest the unjust murders of Black Americans, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the shooting of Jacob Blake; all of these individuals experienced violent and lethal force at the hands of the police; and
WHEREAS, in response to this local and national civil rights reckoning, community members and civic leaders, including the Mayor and members of the City Council, have committed to a holistic review and community-led discussion around the effectiveness of the current way that community safety is provided in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the shared vision for reimagining Seattle's system of community safety recognizes the importance of providing alternatives to armed police officer response, including civilian and community-based services and solutions; and
WHEREAS, based on community input, the Mayor and the City Council have pursued the transfer of certain functions out of the Seattle Police Department, including Emergency Management, 9-1-1 Dispatch, Crime Victim Advocates, and Parking Enforcement; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126233 passed by the City Council on November 23, 2020, created within the Executive Department a Community Safety and Communications Center to provide timely, accurate, and vital information to the City's first responders, city service providers, and to the public and to provide civilian and community-based services and solutions to community safety challenges; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126233 established as the first two functions of the Community Safety and Communications Center to: 1) act as the city's Primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), providing 24-h...

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