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File #: 2019-0379    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/11/2019 In control: Regional Policy Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the executive to execute an interlocal agreement for the joint establishment of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority with the city of Seattle and with such additional parties as are eligible under the terms of the interlocal agreement.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Homelessness, Interlocal Agreement, Seattle, City of
Attachments: 1. 2019-0379 legislative review form, 2. A. Interlocal Agreement, 3. 2019-0379 transmittal letter, 4. 2019-0379 fiscal note, 5. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_091719, 6. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_100119, 7. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_100919
Staff: Fathi, Sahar
Title
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the executive to execute an interlocal agreement for the joint establishment of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority with the city of Seattle and with such additional parties as are eligible under the terms of the interlocal agreement.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The federal and state government, King County and jurisdictions across the county, including the city of Seattle, currently fund programs to provide services to homeless individuals and families, but homelessness and housing insecurity remain a chronic and serious problem.
2. King County and the city of Seattle signed a memorandum of understanding on May 3, 2018, proposing a partnership to more effectively and consistently coordinate their provision of those services, and have received a consultant's report providing guidance on how such a joint effort could be structured.
3. King County and the city of Seattle have determined that a public corporation chartered to coordinate services within an equitable operational framework centering on people with lived experience will enable and facilitate joint planning, program funding and the establishment of standards for and accountability of programs thereby improving the delivery of services and enhancing outcomes for those receiving such services.
5. King County has agreed to charter the proposed public corporation by separate action.
6. Under the Interlocal Cooperation Act, chapter 39.34 RCW, the county and other political subdivisions of the state of Washington are empowered to execute jointly any power or powers, privileges or authority exercised or capable of exercising to the extent that laws of the state or the United States permit the joint exercise or enjoyment.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. The executive is authorized to execute an interlocal agreement for the joint establishment of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, substantially in the form of Attachment A t...

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