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File #: 2020-0199    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2020 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/23/2020
Enactment date: 7/8/2020 Enactment #: 19115
Title: AN ORDINANCE ratifying the executive emergency budget crisis proclamation.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Budget, Executive
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19115, 2. 2020-0199 ACO 8 24 EO Proclamation of Emergency Budget Crisis signed 05292020, 3. 2020-0199 Transmittal Letter - Budget Emergency Proclamation 2020, 4. 2020-0199 Emergency Proclamation legislative review form, 5. Signed Revsied Transmittal Letter - Budget Emergency Proclamation 2020)
Drafter
Clerk 06/01/2020
Title
AN ORDINANCE ratifying the executive emergency budget crisis proclamation.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. On February 29, 2020, the Governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency in all counties in Washington state and directed that the plans and procedures of the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan be implemented as a result of coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19") outbreak and confirmation of person-to-person spread in Washington state.
B. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic that spreads easily from person to person and may result in serious illness or death.
C. On March 1, 2020, the executive issued a proclamation of emergency enabling extraordinary measures to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 3, 2020, the council passed Motion 15610, affirming the proclamation of emergency.
D. As a result of the continued worldwide spread of COVID-19, its significant progression in Washington state and the high risk it poses to our most-vulnerable populations, on March 23, 2020, the Governor issued a "Stay Home - Stay Healthy" order prohibiting, with limited exceptions, all people in Washington state from leaving their homes or participating in social, spiritual and recreational gatherings of any kind regardless of the number of participants, and required all nonessential businesses in Washington state to cease operations except for performing basic minimal operations. In describing COVID-19's impact on public health and the economy, the order noted the pandemic's progression in Washington state that continues to threaten the economy and remains a public disaster affecting life, health, property or the public peace. The order has been extended twice, currently set to expire May 31, 2020.
E. The Stay Home - Stay Healthy order and the related public safety preventative measures, i...

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