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File #: AM No. 20-123   
Type: New Business Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Business Licensing Partnership
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo No. 20-123, 2. Attachment A: Partnership Benefits, 3. Attachment B: Services Agreement
TO: Members of the City Council
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Parks
Carrie Hite
425-556-2326
Finance
Malisa Files
425-556-2166

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Parks
Ryan Spencer
Customer Service Administrator
Parks
Denise Shinoda
Customer Service Coordinator


TITLE:
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Business Licensing Partnership


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Resulting from the passing of House Bill 2005 by the Washington State Legislature, the City of Redmond will be entering into a partnership with the Washington State Department of Revenue for administration of the City's Business Licensing Program. By request of the City Council, we are presenting additional information and clarity on the benefits of this partnership. Additionally, we are asking the City Council for approval of the interlocal Business Licensing Services Agreement and that the Mayor be authorized to sign the agreement on behalf of the City.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
N/A
* Required:
Washington State Engrossed House Bill 2005; Chapter 209, Laws of 2017 - An Act relating to improving the business climate in this state by simplifying the administration of municipal general business licenses.
* Council Request:
During the August 25, 2020 Finance, Administration and Communications Committee of the Whole meeting, the City Council requested additional information on the benefits this partnership will bring our business community.
* Other Key Facts:
After receiving support from the City Council to partner with the Department of Revenue at the November 26, 2019 Finance, Administration and Communications Committee of the Whole meeting, the City signed a "letter of intent" with the Department of Revenue. This enabled us to officially be queued in their schedule for the necessary implementation work to commence in October 2020 and...

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