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File #: 2007-0606    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 11/5/2007 In control: Operating Budget, Fiscal Management and Mental Health Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/4/2008
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the levy and collection of an additional sales and use tax of one-tenth of one percent for the delivery of mental health and chemical dependency services, and therapeutic courts with collections to begin consistent with RCW 82.14.055.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: levy, Mental Health, Taxes
Drafter
Clerk 11/05/2007
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the levy and collection of an additional sales and use tax of one-tenth of one percent for the delivery of mental health and chemical dependency services, and therapeutic courts with collections to begin consistent with RCW 82.14.055.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. In 2005, recognizing the need for additional mental health and chemical dependency programs, the state legislature authorized counties to implement a one-tenth of one percent sales tax to support new or expanded chemical dependency or mental health treatment services and for the operation of new or expanded therapeutic court programs.
B. In July 2006, Motion 12320 called for a mental illness and drug dependency action plan. The plan was to include a study of individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency involved in the criminal justice, emergency services and homeless services systems; a review of current county programs and strategies for addressing the issues and problems of the mentally ill and substance abusing population recycling through jail, emergency medical homeless services systems.
C. The Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Action Plan was submitted in 2007. The plan included: a study of individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency involved in the criminal justice, emergency services and homeless services systems; and a review of current county programs and strategies for addressing the issues and problems of the mentally ill and substance abusing population recycling through jail, emergency medical homeless services systems.
D. The action plan action specified the goal of this fund and the related programs is to "...prevent and reduce chronic homelessness and unnecessary involvement in the criminal justice and emergency medical systems and promote recovery for persons with disabling mental illness and chemical dependency by implementing a full co...

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