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File #: 2020-0176    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/28/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 6/23/2020
Enactment date: 7/8/2020 Enactment #: 19117
Title: AN ORDINANCE providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County, at a general election to be held on November 3, 2020, of a proposition authorizing the county to issue its general obligation bonds in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $1,740,000,000 or so much thereof as may be issued under the laws governing the indebtedness of counties, for the purpose of providing funds to pay for public health, safety and seismic improvements for Harborview Medical Center.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Rod Dembowski, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Bonds, Elections, Funds, Harborview, Public Health
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19117, 2. A. Health and Safety Improvements for Harborview Medical Center, dated June 23, 2020, 3. A. Health and Safety Improvements for Harborview Medical Center, 4. 2020-0176 Transmittal Letter HMC Bond FINAL, 5. 2020-0176 Signed Transmittal Letter HMC Bond FINAL, 6. 2020-0176 HMC Fiscal Note Final, 7. 2020-0176 ATT5 Revised Fiscal Note.pdf, 8. 2020-0176_SR_HMCBond_Final.docx, 9. 2020-0176_ATT2_2020-RPT0054 HMC Recommendation Report.pdf, 10. 2020-0176_SR_HMCBond_6-16-12.docx, 11. 2020-0176 Amd 1, 12. 2020-0176 Amd 2, 13. 2020-0176 A
Staff: Porter, Samantha
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AN ORDINANCE providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County, at a general election to be held on November 3, 2020, of a proposition authorizing the county to issue its general obligation bonds in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $1,740,000,000 or so much thereof as may be issued under the laws governing the indebtedness of counties, for the purpose of providing funds to pay for public health, safety and seismic improvements for Harborview Medical Center.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Harborview Medical Center facilities include a state licensed 413-bed hospital owned by King County and operated by University of Washington. The hospital is overseen by a 13-member Board of Trustees. Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive regional health care facility providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients, the control of illness and the promotion and restoration of health. Harborview Medical Center is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers and is the only Level 1 Trauma Center for adults and children serving a four-state region that includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington. The hospital is maintained as a "public health and safety facility" as defined in RCW 36.89.010. As such, the essential public health and safety services provided by Harborview Medical Center are of benefit to all of the residents of King County.
2. Harborview Medical Center is maintained as a public hospital by King County to improve the health and well-being of the entire community and to provide quality healthcare to the most vulnerable. The mission population, as defined in Ordinance 18232, includes: the non-English speaking poor; the uninsured or underinsured, victims of domestic violence or sexual assault; people incarcerated in King County's jails; people with mental illness or substance abuse problems, particularly those treated involuntarily; people with sexually transmitted diseases; and those who require ...

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