File #: 2020-0323    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2020 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/17/2020
Enactment date: 11/30/2020 Enactment #: 19201
Title: AN ORDINANCE ratifying the executive emergency budget crisis proclamation for the 2021-2022 biennium budget cycle.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Budget, Executive
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19201, 2. 2020-0323 Transmittal Letter FINAL.pdf, 3. 2020-0323 9.16.20 Emergency Budget Crisis signed_ML.pdf, 4. 2020-0323 Fiscal Note.xlsx, 5. 2020-0323 PSB Emer Budget Crisis Proclamation 2021-2022.doc, 6. 2020-0323 PSB Emer Ordinance Proclamation.docx, 7. 2020-0323 Legislative Review Form, 8. 2020-0323_SR_BudgetCrisis, 9. 2020-0323_SR_dated_111020_BudgetCrisis
Staff: Bourguignon, Mary
Clerk 09/22/2020
AN ORDINANCE ratifying the executive emergency budget crisis proclamation for the 2021-2022 biennium budget cycle.
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, with the last extension expiring May 31, 2020.
E. On May 31, 2020, the Governor reiterated...

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