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Record No: CB 120162    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120162
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/27/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126446
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing a new 15th Avenue East Business Improvement Area (BIA); levying special assessments upon owners of commercial property, multi-family residential property, and mixed-use property within the area; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a BIA Advisory Board; providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Tammy J. Morales
Attachments: 1. Ex A – 15th Avenue East Business Improvement Area
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - 15th Ave E BIA Benefit Analysis, 3. Summary Att B - 15th Ave E BIA Racial Equity Toolkit, 4. OED Presentation, 5. Merchants Group Presentation, 6. Central Staff Memo, 7. Amendment 1 - Program priorities and board composition, 8. Corrected Amendment 1 (added; 9/22/21), 9. Signed Ordinance 126446, 10. Affidavit of Publication
Related files: Res 32014, Res 32013
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE establishing a new 15th Avenue East Business Improvement Area (BIA); levying special assessments upon owners of commercial property, multi-family residential property, and mixed-use property within the area; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a BIA Advisory Board; providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, chapter 35.87A RCW authorizes the City to establish business improvement areas to provide special benefits to business and property owners within a defined geographic area through the imposition of special assessments; and
WHEREAS, the owners of commercial, multi-family residential, and mixed use properties located within the area and representing over 65 percent of the total special assessments levied by this ordinance filed a petition with The City of Seattle ("City") to establish a new 15th Avenue East Business Improvement Area pursuant to chapter 35.87A RCW, a copy of which is filed in Clerk File 322031; and
WHEREAS, to gauge the percentage of special assessments that were reflected in signed petitions, City staff followed RCW 35.87A.010, and calculated the dollar amount of the special assessment that each commercial, multi-family residential, or mixed-use property would pay, and compared the dollar amount represented by signed petitions and letters of support to the estimated total for the entire proposed 15th Avenue East Business Improvement Area, and the result was nearly 73 percent in approved and validated petitions, which exceeds the threshold of 60 percent stated in RCW 35.87A.010; and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution 32013, initiating the 15th Avenue East Business Improvement Area via the resolution method inste...

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