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File #: 2007-0604    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2007 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2007
Enactment date: 12/20/2007 Enactment #: 15987
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute an intergovernmental agreement with the King County Flood Control Zone District for King County to provide services to the King County Flood Control Zone District.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: Flood Control
Attachments: 1. 15987.pdf, 2. 2007-0604 staff report.pdf, 3. A. Interlocal Agreement Between King County and the King County Flood Control zone District Regarding Support Services, dated 12-10-07
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Clerk 12/11/2007
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute an intergovernmental agreement with the King County Flood Control Zone District for King County to provide services to the King County Flood Control Zone District.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. In January 2007, the King County council adopted the King County Flood Hazard Management Plan ("the plan").
B. The plan recommended the creation of a countywide flood control zone district to address the far-reaching and significant threats to public health and safety and economic activities posed by flooding throughout the county.
C. In April 2007, King County adopted Ordinance 15728, creating the King County Flood Control Zone District, a countywide flood control zone district, as authorized by chapter 86.15 RCW.
D. Under chapter 86.15 RCW, the district is a quasi municipal corporation, an independent taxing "authority" within the meaning of Article VII, section 1 of the state Constitution, and a "taxing district" within the meaning of Article VII, section 2 of the state Constitution. A flood control zone district constitutes a body corporate and possesses all the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, including but not limited to, the power to enter into contracts.
E. The district is authorized and intends to adopt a property tax levy in order to implement and adopted annual budget with both capital projects and work programs for enhanced flood protection.
F. The district requests that King County provide services to it.
G. King County is authorized by chapter 86.12 RCW to provide flood management and protection services and is willing and able to perform the services requested by the district.
H. King County has the experience and expertise to provide services to the district related to flood control.
I. The parties can achieve cost savings and benefits that are in the public's inte...

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