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File #: 2019-0287    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the conservation futures program; amending Ordinance 13717, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.003, Ordinance 8867, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.005, Ordinance 8867, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.010, Ordinance 13717, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.025, Ordinance 14714, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.035, Ordinance 18774, Section 1, and K.C.C. 26.12.100, Ordinance 15548, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2.28.0015 and Ordinance 14714, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.36.070 and repealing Ordinance 8867, Section 3, and K.C.C. 26.12.030, Ordinance 8867, Section 4, and K.C.C. 26.12.040 and Ordinance 9430, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.050.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove, Joe McDermott, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Conservation Futures
Code sections: 2.28.0015 - ., 2.36.070 - , 26.12.003 - , 26.12.005 - ., 26.12.010 - , 26.12.025 - *, 26.12.030 - ., 26.12.035 - ., 26.12.040 - ., 26.12.050 - ., 26.12.100 - .
Attachments: 1. 2019-0287 transmittal letter, 2. 2019-0287 fiscal note
Drafter
Clerk 06/27/2019
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to the conservation futures program; amending Ordinance 13717, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.003, Ordinance 8867, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.005, Ordinance 8867, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.010, Ordinance 13717, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.025, Ordinance 14714, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.035, Ordinance 18774, Section 1, and K.C.C. 26.12.100, Ordinance 15548, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2.28.0015 and Ordinance 14714, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.36.070 and repealing Ordinance 8867, Section 3, and K.C.C. 26.12.030, Ordinance 8867, Section 4, and K.C.C. 26.12.040 and Ordinance 9430, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.050.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Adoption of Ordinance 18774 in 2018 set in motion King County's Land Conservation Initiative with the goal of conserving and preserving the last remaining high conservation value lands throughout King County within thirty years, both in unincorporated areas and within cities, to maintain and sustain the quality of life, livability and strength of our region's economy.
2. For decades, King County has demonstrated leadership in protecting open space. In 1982, King County initiated its conservation futures tax ("CFT") levy program, which has successfully protected more than one hundred thousand acres of valuable forestlands, farmlands, open spaces, natural lands and urban greenspaces.
3. This long legacy of open space conservation has made King County one of the most livable areas in the country and a sought-after place to live, work and do business. However, many communities across King County lack basic levels of open space infrastructure, and ready access to parks, greenspaces and trails.
4. An advisory group of regional leaders helped shape the Land Conservation Initiative, providing a final report in December 2017. The report stated that, "While we live in a region with a strong history of pr...

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