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File #: 2009-0450    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2009
Enactment date: 9/23/2009 Enactment #: 16659
Title: AN ORDINANCE requiring fair labor practices in development of affordable housing by developers purchasing real property from the county; and amending Ordinance 12045, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 4.56.100.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Dow Constantine, Larry Gossett
Indexes: Housing, Labor, Property
Code sections: 4.56.100 -
Attachments: 1. 16659.pdf, 2. Staff Report 08-18-09 , 3. Staff Report 07-21-09, 4. Staff Report 09-01-09
Drafter
Clerk 07/16/2009
Title
AN ORDINANCE requiring fair labor practices in development of affordable housing by developers purchasing real property from the county; and amending Ordinance 12045, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 4.56.100.
Body
PREAMBLE:
King County has as its top priorities the protection of public health, safety, and quality of life. As the largest local government in Washington state, King County has the ability to promote public health, safety and quality of life not only in its direct actions, but also via its business decisions to influence the practices of other business entities.
King County values fair labor practices, including the payment of prevailing wages to workers, even when such practices are not legally required. For example, the department of development and environmental services considers fair labor practices as one of the criteria in its competitive bidding processes. In 2009, the council, in its capacity as supervisors of the King County Flood Control District and King County Ferry District, adopted resolutions that included fair labor practices and the use of state-certified apprentices as factors that the Districts must consider when awarding construction projects. As examples of specific projects this year, King County required fair labor practices and state-certified apprentices in its request for qualifications for the sale of five properties totaling sixty-nine acres of land as part of King County's sustainable communities and housing pilot project, and the county also required prevailing wages for affordable housing development in its sale of the Summit Pit property.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Ordinance 12045, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 4.56.100 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A. All sales of real and personal property shall be made to the highest responsible bidder at public auction or by sealed bid except when:
1. County property is so...

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