RESOLUTION NO. 908
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE DECLARING THE INTENT OF THE CITY TO ADOPT LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE A SALES AND USE TAX FOR AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1406 (CHAPTER 338, LAWS OF 2019), AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO
WHEREAS, in the 2019 Regular Session, the Washington State Legislature approved, and the Governor signed, Substitute House Bill 1406 (Chapter 338, Laws of 2019) (“SHB 1406”); and
WHEREAS, SHB 1406 authorizes the governing body of a city or county to impose a local sales and use tax for the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing or facilities providing supportive housing, and for the operations and maintenance costs of affordable or supportive housing; and
WHEREAS, the tax will be credited against state sales taxes collected within the City and, therefore, will not result in higher sales and use taxes within the City and will represent an additional source of funding to address housing needs in the City; and
WHEREAS, the tax must be used to assist persons whose income is at or below sixty percent of the City median income; and
WHEREAS, the City has a need to improve access to affordable housing and has determined that imposing the sales and use tax to address this need will benefit its citizens; and
WHEREAS, in order for a city or county to impose the tax, within six months of the effective date of SHB 1406, or January 28, 2020, the governing body must adopt a resolution of intent to authorize the maximum capacity of the tax, and within twelve months of the effective date of SHB 1406, or July 28, 2020, must adopt legislation to authorize the maximum capacity of the tax; and
WHEREAS, this resolution constitutes the resolution of intent required by SHB 1406; and
WHEREAS, the City Council now desires to declare its intent to impose a local sales and use tax as authorized by SHB 1406 as set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Resolution of Intent. The City Council declares its intent to adopt legislation to authorize the maximum capacity of the sales and use tax authorized by SHB 1406 within one year of the effective date of SHB 1406, or by July 28, 2020.
Section 2. Further Authority; Ratification. All City officials, their agents, and representatives are hereby authorized and directed to undertake all action necessary or desirable from time to time to carry out the terms of, and complete the actions contemplated by, this resolution. All acts taken pursuant to the authority of this resolution but prior to its effective date are hereby ratified.
Section 3. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON JANUARY 21, 2020.
Caroline Belleci, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney