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File #: 2021-0456    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: In Committee
File created: 12/7/2021 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION approving the first of three reports on progress addressing the civil and criminal case backlog that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and progress on addressing new eviction cases after the state moratorium is lifted, in response to the 2021-2022 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 19210, Section 18, as amended by Ordinance 19318, Section 2, Proviso P4.
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Budget, Criminal Justice, District Court, Moratorium, Pandemic Flu
Attachments: 1. A. COVID-19 Legal System Backlog - Report 1, November 2021, 2. 2021-0456 transmittal letter, 3. 2021-0456 Legislative Review Form
Related files: 2021-0238, 2020-0306

Drafter

Clerk 11/30/2021

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A MOTION approving the first of three reports on progress addressing the civil and criminal case backlog that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and progress on addressing new eviction cases after the state moratorium is lifted, in response to the 2021-2022 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 19210, Section 18, as amended by Ordinance 19318, Section 2, Proviso P4.

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                     WHEREAS, the 2021-2022 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 19210, Section 18, as amended by Ordinance 19318, Section 2, Proviso P4 states that $600,000 shall not be expended or encumbered until the office of performance strategy and budget transmits three reports on progress toward addressing the civil and criminal case backlog that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and progress on addressing new eviction cases after the state eviction moratorium is lifted, and

                     WHEREAS, the 2021-2022 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 19210, Section 18, as amended by Ordinance 19318, Section 2, Proviso P4, requires that the first report include a baseline definition of how the backlog of criminal and civil cases is defined in terms of the age of the cases, when cases were filed and case types, or other relevant criteria, and how many cases meet the definition by case type for monitoring purposes; and, that the first report identify a start date for tracking eviction cases, and

                     WHEREAS, the King County executive hereby transmits to the council the COVID-19 Legal System Backlog Report 1;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:

                     The council hereby acknowledges receipt of the COVID-19 Legal System Backlog: Report 1 proviso response, Attachment A to this motion as required by the

2021-2022 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 19210, Section 18, as amended by Ordinance 19318, Section 2, Proviso P4.