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File #: 2019-0185    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2019 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/26/2019
Enactment date: 7/8/2019 Enactment #: 18931
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the funding and provision of Medic One emergency medical services; providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County, at special election on November 5, 2019, of a proposition to fund the countywide Medic One emergency medical services by authorizing the continuation of a regular property tax levy for a consecutive six year period, for collection beginning in 2020, at a rate of $0.265 or less per $1,000 of assessed valuation, to provide for Medic One emergency medical services.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn, Kathy Lambert, Rod Dembowski, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), levy
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18931, 2. 2019-0185 transmittal letter, 3. 2019-0185 fiscal note, 4. 2019-0185 and 2019-0186_SR_EMS Strategic Plan and Levy Proposal, 5. ATT7_2019 Election Dates Memo Revised, 6. ATT8_UPDATED 26-5 cent option 2020-2025 FP March 2019 Forecast 4-24-19, 7. ATT9_PowerPoint Presentation_KCC - Regional Policy Committee 050819 - EMS Levy Follow Up, 8. 2019-0185.1 and 2019-0186.1_SR_Dated 061219_EMS EMS Levy Proposal and Strategic Plan_sp, 9. 2019-0185.1 and 2019-0186.2_SR_dated_06252019_BFM_Dated 062519_EMS Levy Proposal and Strategic Plan, 10. ATT8_Copy of City Resolutions, 11. Kirkland 2019 Resolution 7-2-19 .pdf, 12. Ord_125850 - Seattle.pdf, 13. Bellevue 2019 Res 6-17-19 .pdf, 14. RES 19-768.pdf, 15. RES4382.pdf
Staff: Leskinen, Miranda
Drafter
Clerk 05/17/2019
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to the funding and provision of Medic One emergency medical services; providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County, at special election on November 5, 2019, of a proposition to fund the countywide Medic One emergency medical services by authorizing the continuation of a regular property tax levy for a consecutive six year period, for collection beginning in 2020, at a rate of $0.265 or less per $1,000 of assessed valuation, to provide for Medic One emergency medical services.
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PREAMBLE:
The Medic One Emergency Medical Services ("EMS") system of King County, publicly known as Medic One, is an integrated publicly funded partnership between the county, cities, fire districts, regional fire authorities, hospitals and the University of Washington.
Medic One/EMS is a tiered response system that is based on the regional medical model and collaborative partnerships. The services that EMS personnel provide are derived from the highest standards of medical training, practices and care, scientific evidence and close supervision by physicians experienced in EMS care. It includes basic life support by city, fire district and regional fire authority emergency medical technicians, advanced life support by University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center trained paramedics, and regional support programs that provide citizen and EMS personnel training, regional medical control and quality improvement.
The Medic One/EMS system of King County is recognized as one of the best emergency medical services program in the country. It saves thousands of lives every year, providing life-saving services on average every three minutes. Compared to other cities, cardiac arrest victims are two to three times more likely to survive. In 2017, it achieved a fifty-six-percent survival rate for cardiac arrest, which is among the highest reported rate in the nation.
The provision of Medic One emergency medica...

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