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File #: 2016-0283    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/6/2016 In control: Health, Housing and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18442
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the structure and duties of a successor to the communities of opportunity interim governance group with respect to the communities of opportunity portion of the best starts for kids levy proceeds; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2A.300.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Best Start for Kids (BSK)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18442.pdf, 2. 2016-0283 legislative review form.pdf, 3. 2016-0283 transmittal letter.docx, 4. 2016-0283 fiscal note.xls, 5. 2016-0283_SR_COO_successor_group.docx, 6. 2016-0283_SR_dated_12062016_COO governance 12-06-16.pdf, 7. S1 to 2016-0283 COO governance 12-2 1230p.docx, 8. 18422 Amendment package 12-12-16.pdf
Related files: 2021-0367
Staff: Cortes, Katherine
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the structure and duties of a successor to the communities of opportunity interim governance group with respect to the communities of opportunity portion of the best starts for kids levy proceeds; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2A.300.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Communities of Opportunity ("COO"), which was launched by the Seattle Foundation and King County in March 2014, is designed to improve equity by addressing the needs in areas in King County that have the most inequitable health and well-being outcomes, as defined in the Best Starts for Kids implementation plan approved by the council with Ordinance 18373, adopted September 19, 2016.
2. COO works in partnership with community leaders, community residents and coalition or partnerships, community-based organizations, intermediary organizations and other funders and partners that agree to work in a collective impact model, in which cross-sector partners share a common vision for change, as well as a shared agenda for measuring results, holding each other accountable, engaging in open communication and providing adequate backbone support for the work. A COO interim governance group, made up of King County and Seattle Foundation appointees and a cross-section of COO partners, has been in place since October 2014.
3. Under Ordinance 18088, the COO interim governance group shall serve as the advisory board for the COO elements of the best starts for kids levy and consistent with Ordinance 18220 shall serve until a successor group is established by ordinance. Accordingly, the county executive has been working with the initiative's founding partner, the Seattle Foundation, and the COO interim governance group to plan for the transition to a permanent governance group that shall also serve as the COO-best starts for kids advisory board for the best starts for kids levy COO elements by the end of year 2016, with the intent to complete the transition by February 15, 20...

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