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File #: 2009-0629    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2009 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2009
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16718
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing February 9, 2010, as the date of a special election on the question of annexation of the city of Renton to the King County rural library district; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Julia Patterson, Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Annexations, Elections, Library, Renton, City of
Attachments: 1. 16718.pdf, 2. Renton ORD 5479.pdf, 3. 2009-0629 AM#1 12-07-09.pdf
Title
AN ORDINANCE establishing February 9, 2010, as the date of a special election on the question of annexation of the city of Renton to the King County rural library district; and declaring an emergency.
Body
      BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
      SECTION 1.  Findings:
      A.  The city of Renton, Washington, by Resolution No. 5479, has determined that it is in the public interest and general welfare to provide for the annexation of the city of Renton into the King County rural library district in accordance with chapter 27.12 RCW.
      B.  City of Renton Resolution No. 5479 satisfies the provisions of chapter 27.12 RCW for qualification for annexation.
      C.  The city of Renton, by Resolution No. 5479 initiated the annexation into the library district.
      D.  Pursuant to chapters 29A.04 RCW, the metropolitan King County council deems an emergency exists for the purpose of calling a special election to be held on the question of this annexation on February 9, 2010.
      SECTION 2.  A special election shall be held on the 9th day of February, 2010, in accordance with chapter 27.12 RCW within the territory of the proposed annexation, for the purpose of submitting the question of annexation to the King County rural library district.
      SECTION 3.  The number of registered voters within the subject area is estimated at 45,486, as nearly as may be determined from available records.
      SECTION 4.  Pursuant to RCW 29A.04.321, it is hereby deemed that an emergency exists for purposes of calling a special election.  The King County director of elections is hereby requested to assume jurisdiction to call and conduct a special election and submit to the registered voters within the subject area of the proposition as set forth in section 4 of this ordinance.  The clerk of the council is hereby authorized and directed to transmit the proposition to the director of elections in substantially the following form, with such additions, deletions or modifications in the ballot title as may be required for the propositions listed below by the King County prosecuting attorney:
      PROPOSITION 1:  
Should the City of Renton be annexed to and be a part of the King County Rural Library District?
q      Yes                  q      No
      SECTION 5.  The director of elections is hereby authorized and requested to prepare and distribute a local voters' pamphlet, pursuant to K.C.C. 1.10.010, for the special election called for in this ordinance, the cost of the pamphlet to be included as part of the cost of the special election.
      SECTION 6.  RCW 29A.32.280 provides that for each measure from a jurisdiction that is included in a local voters' pamphlet, the legislative authority of that jurisdiction shall formally appoint a committee to prepare arguments advocating voter approval of the measure and a committee to prepare arguments advocating voter rejection of the measure.
      SECTION 7.  In accordance with RCW 29A.32.280, the following individuals are appointed to serve on the voters' pamphlet committees, each committee to write a statement for or against the proposed annexation ballot measure:
FOR                                               AGAINST
1.  Peter Hartley                                    1.  Bruce Myka
2.  Dave McCammon                                    2.  Lynne Shioyama
3.  Patricia Johnson                                    3.  Virginia Decker
      SECTION 8.  The council finds as a fact and declares that an emergency exists
 
and that this ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation of public peace, health or safety or for the support of county government and its existing public institutions.