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Record No: CB 120175    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120175
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/20/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126441
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing Seattle Public Utilities to execute agreements under RCW 70A.140.040 for projects and programs that prevent water pollution using green stormwater infrastructure and other nature-based approaches.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 126441, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing Seattle Public Utilities to execute agreements under RCW 70A.140.040 for projects and programs that prevent water pollution using green stormwater infrastructure and other nature-based approaches.
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WHEREAS, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and other approaches that mimic or repair natural systems and cycles have been a cornerstone of the Seattle Public Utilities' (SPU) approach to water pollution prevention and stormwater management since its inception; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council in 2013 approved Resolution 31459, establishing a City policy that GSI is a critical aspect of a sustainable drainage system and adopting a 2025 goal to accelerate GSI implementation in Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council further affirmed SPU's work to expand the use of GSI and other sustainable approaches when it adopted SPU's 2021-2026 Strategic Business Plan, which highlights investments in green infrastructure to advance climate-resilient, nature-based, community-led solutions to drainage and wastewater challenges; and
WHEREAS, GSI expansion is a key element of SPU's community-centered planning for the next 50 years of Seattle's drainage and wastewater systems, Shape Our Water; and
WHEREAS, Seattle City Council, via Resolution 31895, recognized that on-going investment in water infrastructure, green space, and natural systems is essential to prepare for climate-change and achieve a just transition; and
WHEREAS, infrastructure investments coupled with strategies such as targeted workforce development and community-driven projects and partnerships further SPU's contribution to the City of Seattle's Green New Deal goals and equitable COVID-19 economic recovery efforts; and
WHEREAS, RCW 70A.140.040 provides that "the legislative authority of a public body may secure services by means of an agreement to...perform one or more of the following services:...

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