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File #: 2017-0178    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2017 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 5/1/2017
Enactment date: 5/2/2017 Enactment #: 18513
Title: AN ORDINANCE creating the King County Access for All program to support cultural organizations, imposing a one-tenth of one percent sales and use tax to finance the King County Access for All program conditioned on voter approval, and providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County at a special election to be held in King County on August 1, 2017, of a proposition authorizing the sales and use tax imposed by this ordinance; and amending Ordinance 14482, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.49.060.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Joe McDermott, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Taxes
Code sections: 2.49.020 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18513.pdf, 2. A. Charter of the Cultural Development Authority of King County, 3. 2017-0178_SR_AccessForAll.docx, 4. 2017-0178_ATT1_Proposed_Ordinance.pdf, 5. 2017-0178_ATT2_Track_changes_comparison.pdf, 6. 18513 Amendment package 5-1-17.pdf
Staff: Zoppi, Leah
Title
AN ORDINANCE creating the King County Access for All program to support cultural organizations, imposing a one-tenth of one percent sales and use tax to finance the King County Access for All program conditioned on voter approval, and providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County at a special election to be held in King County on August 1, 2017, of a proposition authorizing the sales and use tax imposed by this ordinance; and amending Ordinance 14482, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.49.060.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The Washington state Legislature declared in Chapter 24, Laws of Washington 2015 that there is a need to provide public and educational benefits and economic support for arts, science and heritage organizations.
2. The King County council, through Motion 14082 and Motion 14299, unanimously endorsed the need to provide public and educational benefits and economic support for arts, science and heritage organizations.
3. King County residents would greatly benefit from improved public access to programs produced by nonprofit arts, science and heritage organizations that would be enabled by an increase in public funding for those organizations.
4. Providing increased financial support for arts, science and heritage organizations in King County is in the public interest and will serve multiple public purposes such as:
a. Enhancing and extending the educational reach and offerings of arts, science and heritage organizations will provide all King County residents with meaningful opportunities to explore personal creativity, learn about local history and understand the natural environment, leading to greater civic engagement;
b. Ensuring K-12 public school students in all nineteen King County school districts will benefit from greater access to arts, science and heritage organizations, both through in-depth programs in their own classrooms and opportunities for free visits to cultural attractions, leading to bette...

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