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File #: 2019-0494    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Lapsed
File created: 12/11/2019 In control: Health, Housing and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION expressing the King County council's intent to continue to collaborate with the county executive, Seattle mayor, Seattle city council, the Sound Cities Association and other stakeholders on an interlocal agreement to establish a King County regional homelessness authority in 2020.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Executive, Homelessness, Interlocal Agreement, Seattle, City of
Title
A MOTION expressing the King County council's intent to continue to collaborate with the county executive, Seattle mayor, Seattle city council, the Sound Cities Association and other stakeholders on an interlocal agreement to establish a King County regional homelessness authority in 2020.
Body
WHEREAS, 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, and
WHEREAS, 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
WHEREAS, King County and the city of Seattle have determined that a joint undertaking, 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 homeless services and enhancing outcomes for those receiving such services, and
WHEREAS, 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, and
WHEREAS, on December 5, 2019, the regional policy committee recommended to the county council adoption of Proposed Ordinance 2019-0478, as amended. The proposed ordinance would authorize the executive to execute an interlocal agreement for the establishment of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority with the city of Seattle, and
WHEREAS, the council intends to take final action on Propos...

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