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File #: 2020-0190    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 5/26/2020 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 5/26/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15638
Title: A MOTION setting the county's priorities for allocation of the coronavirus relief fund and certain other CARES Act funding remaining after reimbursing the county for its necessary expenditures to prevent, to prepare for, to respond to and incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski, Claudia Balducci
Attachments: 1. Motion 15638.pdf, 2. 2020-0190 title amendment.pdf
Staff: Hamacher, Patrick
Title
A MOTION setting the county's priorities for allocation of the coronavirus relief fund and certain other CARES Act funding remaining after reimbursing the county for its necessary expenditures to prevent, to prepare for, to respond to and incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Body
WHEREAS, the significant progression of COVID-19 in Washington state and the public safety preventative measures, including social distancing and the Governor's Stay Home - Stay Healthy order are causing devastating economic effects in Washington and a has led to the highest levels of unemployment in recorded history in King County and Washington state, and
WHEREAS, state and local government revenues have plummeted in an extremely short amount of time, and
WHEREAS, the pandemic has hit for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike in a devastating manner, and
WHEREAS, the federal government adopted the CARES Act and, among other relief, established the coronavirus relief fund to cover costs that state and local governments incur in their responses to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19, and
WHEREAS, the coronavirus relief fund cannot be used for government revenue replacement, and
WHEREAS, the coronavirus relief fund must be spent on necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible expenditures must not be accounted for in the most recently approved budget and must be incurred during the period of March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, and
WHEREAS, the council has identified expenditures that should receive preference when the executive is considering proposals for allocation of the coronavirus relief fund;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The county reasserts its highest priority for allocation of the coronavirus relief fund to direct COVID-19 response through significant investment in public health and making s...

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