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Record No: CB 120410    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120410
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/4/2022
Ordinance No: Ord 126689
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the solid waste system of Seattle Public Utilities; revising rates and charges for solid waste services; revising credits to low-income customers for solid waste services; and amending Sections 21.40.050, 21.40.060, 21.40.070, 21.40.080, 21.40.085, and 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A - 2023-2025 Solid Waste Rate Study v3, 3. Summary Ex A - 2023-2025 Solid Waste Rate Study v2, 4. Central Staff Memo 9/20/22, 5. Presentation, 6. Additional Slides Presented (added; 9/23/22), 7. Signed Ordinance 126689
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the solid waste system of Seattle Public Utilities; revising rates and charges for solid waste services; revising credits to low-income customers for solid waste services; and amending Sections 21.40.050, 21.40.060, 21.40.070, 21.40.080, 21.40.085, and 21.76.040 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, Ordinance 125985 adopted solid waste rates for 2020, 2021, and 2022; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 30695 established financial policy targets for the Solid Waste Fund; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31516 amended Resolution 30695 to strengthen the Solid Waste Fund's financial policies by adding an additional debt service coverage policy; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 125050 amended and updated certain provisions of the Utility Discount Program, which will provide discounted solid waste rates or credits to more eligible low-income customers; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 32000 adopted a six-year Strategic Business Plan for Seattle Public Utilities, which guides utility investments, service levels, and rate paths through 2026; and
WHEREAS, the Strategic Business Plan included increases in the capital and operating requirements of the Solid Waste Fund, with a resulting increase in revenue requirements; and
WHEREAS, credits for qualified low-income customers should be revised when solid waste rates change; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 21.40.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125985, is amended as follows:
21.40.050 Residential can rates and charges
A. Charges for residential can garbage and rubbish collection and disposal service shall be in accordance with the following schedules:
1. All residences with curbside/alley garbage container pickup: a charge per month or portion thereof, for once-a-week service for each service unit subscribed to, billed directly to the owner, homeo...

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