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RES2866 CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO. 2866 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, DECLARING SUPPORT FOR REFERENDUM 42, PROVIDING STATEWIDE ENHANCED 9- 1-1 SERVICE. WHEREAS, enhanced 9-1-1 is an emergency communication system wherein the caller can readily access law enforcement, fire, and medical assistance; and WHEREAS, the "enhanced" feature is an immediate display of the caller' s location, which enables response even if the caller is unable to speak after dialing 9-1-1; and WHEREAS, finding that a statewide emergency communication network of enhanced 9-1-1 service would serve to further the safety, health, and welfare of the state' s citizens, the Washington State Legislature passed legislation in 1991 requiring each county, singly or jointly, to establish enhanced 9-1-1 service by 1988; and WHEREAS, existing authorization to levy a local telephone tax for 9-1-1 service, regular or enhanced, is not sufficient to provide this service in rural areas; and WHEREAS, the legislature authorized- an additional statewide tax of up to 20 cents per month per telephone line so that enhanced 9-1- 1 can be implemented statewide, with this tax reduced to a maximum of 10 cents per month per telephone line after 1988; and WHEREAS, the enhanced 9-1-1 measure adopted by the Legislature in 1991 requires approval by voters during the 1991 general election. 1 RESOLUTION NO. 2866 NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, DO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS : SECTION I . The above recitals are found to be true and correct in all respects . SECTION II . The City of Renton strongly supports the statewide implementation of enhanced 9-1-1 emergency communication service, and encourages voters to approve Referendum 42 during the general election this fall . PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 7th day of October , 1991 . Marilyn d. Cpktersen, Gt-v -Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this . 7th day of 1991 . Earl Clymer, Mayo Appro as to form: Lawrence J. Warren, City Attorney RES. 158 : 9-27-91 :as . 2