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File #: 2021-0367    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 10/5/2021 In control: Regional Policy Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the structure and duties of the Communities of Opportunity-Best Starts for Kids levy advisory board; and amending Ordinance 18442, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2A.300.520.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Best Start for Kids (BSK), Boards, levy
Code sections: 2A.300.520 - .
Attachments: 1. 2021-0367 transmittal letter, 2. 2021-0367 fiscal note, 3. 2021-0367 Legislative Review Form
Related files: 2016-0283
Drafter
Clerk 09/24/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to the structure and duties of the Communities of Opportunity-Best Starts for Kids levy advisory board; and amending Ordinance 18442, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2A.300.520.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Communities of Opportunity addresses the race and place-based inequitable health and well-being outcomes in King County by supporting communities in improving their health, social, and economic outcomes and does so by partnering with communities to shape and own solutions.
2. Communities of Opportunity, which was launched by Seattle Foundation and King County in March 2014, works in partnership with community leaders, community residents and coalitions or partnerships, community-based organizations, intermediary organizations and other funders and partners that share a common vision for change, as well as a shared agenda for measuring results, holding each other accountable and engaging in open communication. An interim Communities of Opportunity Governance Group, made up of King County and Seattle Foundation appointees and a cross-section of Communities of Opportunity partners, was established in October 2014.
3. In January 2016, Ordinance 18220 was enacted, relating to the composition and duties of the Communities of Opportunity interim governance group with respect to the Communities of Opportunity portion of the Best Starts for Kids levy proceeds.
4. In December 2016, Ordinance 18442 was enacted, relating to the structure and duties of the successor to the interim Communities of Opportunity Governance Group, establishing a Communities of Opportunity-Best Starts for Kids advisory board, with respect to Communities of Opportunity portion of Best Starts for Kids levy proceeds; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2A.300.
5. In April 2021, Ordinance 19267 submitted to the voters of King County a proposition to renew the Best Starts for Kids levy, providing for resident oversight and authorizing a proper...

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