File #: 2019-0378    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 9/11/2019 In control: Regional Policy Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/4/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing the King County regional homelessness authority; approving a charter therefor; and adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 2.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Charter, Homelessness
Code sections: 2 -
Attachments: 1. 2019-0378 legislative review form, 2. A. Charter of King County Regional Homelessness Authority, 3. 2019-0378 transmittal letter, 4. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_091719, 5. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_100119, 6. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_100919, 7. ATT6_2019-0378 & 0379_FundingSources_Programs_10-02-2019, 8. ATT7_2019-0378 & 0379_Funding_Contracts_ByTypeandGeo, 9. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_101519, 10. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_102919, 11. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_110519, 12. 2019-0378-0379_SR 11-19-19, 13. 2019-0378-0379_SR_dated_12052019
Staff: Fathi, Sahar
AN ORDINANCE establishing the King County regional homelessness authority; approving a charter therefor; and adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 2.
1. The federal and state government, King County and jurisdictions across the county, including the city of Seattle, currently fund programs to provide services to homeless individuals and families, but homelessness and housing insecurity remain a chronic and serious problem.
2. King County and the city of Seattle signed a memorandum of understanding on May 3, 2018, proposing a partnership to more effectively and consistently coordinate their provision of homeless services, and have received a consultant's report providing guidance on how such a joint effort could be structured.
3. King County and the city of Seattle have determined that a public corporation chartered to coordinate services within an equitable operational framework centering on people with lived experience will enable and facilitate joint planning, program funding and the establishment of standards for and accountability of programs thereby improving the delivery of services and enhancing outcomes for those receiving such services.
SECTION 1. Sections 2 through 14 of this ordinance shall constitute a new chapter in K.C.C. Title 2.
NEW SECTION. SECTION 2. The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
A. "Additional party" means any municipal corporation, governmental agency or public entity located within King County, other than Seattle and the county, that has executed the interlocal agreement or an amendment to the interlocal agreement, or has otherwise accepted and assumed the terms of the interlocal agreement.
B. "Authority" means the King County Regional Homelessness Authority chartered by the county under this chapter and the authority's charter.
C. "Bylaws" mean the bylaws of the authority.

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