Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 2021-0467    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 12/14/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 3/15/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16062
Title: A MOTION requesting the executive establish an equitable development initiative and prepare an implementation plan.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski, Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Attachments: 1. Motion 16062, 2. 2021-0467 Stricking Amendment S1, 3. 2021-0467_SR_EDI.docx, 4. 2021-0467 0 Amendment Tracker.docx, 5. 2021-0467 1 S1.docx, 6. 2021-0467 2 S1 comparison table.docx, 7. 2021-0467 AMD0-5.docx, 8. 2021-0467 AMD0-7.docx, 9. 2021-0467 ATT2. AMD1.docx, 10. 2021-0467 AMD1-5.docx, 11. 2021-0467 ATT3. AMD2.docx, 12. 02-02-22 Public Comment Eliana Horn 2021-0467.pdf, 13. 02-02-22 Public Comment 2021-0467.pdf, 14. 2021-0467_SR_EDI.docx, 15. 2021-0467 Amendments 2-16-21.pdf, 16. 2021-0467_SR_EDI.docx, 17. 2021-0467 Amendment Packet.pdf, 18. 2021-0467 1 S4.docx, 19. 2021-0467_Revised Staff Report_EDI.docx
Staff: Ngo, Jenny
A MOTION requesting the executive establish an equitable development initiative and prepare an implementation plan.
WHEREAS, King County is committed to creating a racially and socially just county for all residents, and
WHEREAS, historic structural racism and disenfranchisement have suppressed access for marginalized populations, including communities of color, to economic, health and environmental opportunities to reach their full potential and thrive, and
WHEREAS, laws and policies at every level of government, such as alien land laws passed in Washington state between 1886 and 1923 and racially restrictive covenants, were racially discriminatory and prevented Black, indigenous and people of color ("BIPOC") populations from attaining homeownership and achieving generational wealth, and
WHEREAS, there are persistent inequities by race, ethnicity and place for many communities that hinder access to early childhood development, quality education, parks and open space, community spaces, culturally relevant businesses, affordable housing, healthcare and human services, and
WHEREAS, the double-digit increase in housing prices in King County year-over-year and the loss of 112,000 units of housing affordable to those making 80 percent area median income or less since 2012 has led to increasing unaffordability and ultimately displacement of low-income families and communities of color, and
WHEREAS, equitable development refers to public and private investments, programs and policies in geographic areas that take into account past history and current conditions to meet the needs of marginalized populations and to reduce disparities so that quality of life outcomes are equitably distributed for both existing residents and new residents to create strong communities, and
WHEREAS, inequities in community investment perpetuate disparate outcomes and displacement for historically marginalized populations including BIPOC, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ and p...

Click here for full text