Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee 10/22/19


>>GOOD MORNING. I AM SALLY BAGSHAW. WELCOME TO OUR OCTOBER 22 BUDGET COMMITTEE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND SPECIAL THANKS TO COUNCIL CEMTRAL STAFF FOR NOT ONLY PUTTING UP WITH US BUT DEALING WITH ALL OF THE FORM IS THAT CAME YOUR WAY KNOWING FORM THESE ARE ON THE WAY, BUT I APPRECIATE THE GREAT ANALYSIS YOU’VE DONE. THANK YOU FOR THAT PEA PATCH OP- ED. I THOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT. PUBLIC COMMENT IS GOING TO COME AT THE END OF ALL OF THIS, SO HAPPY THAT YOU’RE HERE, BUT JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME. TODAY, WE ARE FOCUSING ON THE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. AS COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ POINTED OUT ON MONDAY, WE HAVE 20 DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES BRINGING FORWARD MULTIPLE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, SO I EXPECT THIS WILL GO PAST NOON. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING AND FOR PARTICIPATING. YESTERDAY, YOU KNOW WE HEARD FROM OUR COUNCIL CEMTRAL STAFF ON ITEMS THAT AFFECT CRIMINAL JUSTICE. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR ELECTED JUDGE SADIDE WHO WAS HERE YESTERDAY, AND TOOK THE TIME TO MAKE A SHORT PRESENTATION. WE HEARD ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES. THANK YOU, GREG DOSS. APPRECIATED THAT VERY MUCH. WE ARE DIVING INTO THE THINGS THAT DIDN’T FALL NEATLY INTO A SINGLE DEPARTMENT. I’M EXCITED AND HAPPY TO GET FORWARD WITH THAT. I THINK, ASHA, YOU ARE GOING TO KICK IT OFF. DID YOU WANT TO TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT THE BROWN COW YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT? >>LET’S SKIP THAT. >>OKAY, GREAT. OUR SECOND PUBLIC HEARING STARTS AT 5:30 TONIGHT. SIGN-UPS BEGIN AT 4:30 HERE AT CITY HALL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING EVERYONE’S COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS TODAY. >>IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG NIGHT. >>YEAH. BUT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM EVERYONE ON THESE ISSUES. OKAY. LET’S JUST DIVE IN. ASHA, LISA, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AT THE TABLE THROUGHOUT THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, BUT ALSO TODAY. WE ARE READY. >>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. YOU DID NOTICE BRIEF PRESENTATIONS FROM 20 DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES. I WOULD SAY THIS MIGHT BE SIMILAR TO THE NPR TINY DESK CONCERTS WITHOUT THE MUSIC. I EXPECT SOME HUMMING TO TAKE PLACE. CENTRAL STAFF LEADS REACH BUDGET WILL DESCRIBE ANY ISSUES THEY’VE FLAGGED FOR CONSIDERATION AND THEY WILL HIGHLIGHT ANY ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY COUNCILMEMBERS. ASHA AT THE START OF THE LINE. WE START WITH PRESENTATIONS ON THE ARTS. >>I WILL DIVE INTO THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE TO KICK US OFF. THE OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE HAS ABOUT A $15 MILLION PROPOSED BUDGET THIS YEAR. IT IS AN INCREASE OF ABOUT $128,000 OVER THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. AND ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT $280,000 OF ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE IN THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COALITION OF UNIONS. IT WOULD ADD THREE FTEs. ONE COMMUNITY IMPACT ON ASSESSMENT MANAGER, COMMUNITY OUTREACH POSITION AND EXECUTIVE ASSESSMENT AT ABOUT A COST OF $240,000. LASTLY, THE BUDGET INCREASE COUNTS FOR $93,000 IN ONGOING FUNDING FOR SECURITY SERVICES AT KING STREET STATION. I WOULD NOTE THAT ARTS IS FUNDED BY ADMISSIONS TAX FUNDS, AS WELL AS ONE PERCENT FOR ART’S CONTRIBUTIONS, SPECIFICALLY FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS. IF THERE ARE NO ISSUES IDENTIFIED, I CAN MOVE INTO THE ACTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBERS. >>THANK YOU. >>THE FIRST IS TO ADD $25,000 TO SUPPORT HISTORY LINK. THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER BAGHSAW. >>COLLEAGUES, I AM ASKING THAT WE HAD $25,000 TO SUPPORT HISTORY LINK. THIS ACTION WOULD ADD AN ADMISSION TAXON TO THE ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH HISTORY LINK. HISTORY LINK PROVIDES FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO HISTORIC SEATTLE RESOURCES. IT’S A ONE-OF-A-KIND ORGANIZATION. THEY HELPED US WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK, SEATTLE AT 150. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MONICA MARTINEZ SIMMONS AND HER STAFF FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. FOR $25,000, WE WILL HELP MARIE McCAFFREY SUSTAIN THIS ORGANIZATION, AND CONTINUE TO HELP US NOTE THE WONDERFUL HISTORIC THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN OUR CITY, AND MAKE SURE PEOPLE REMEMBER THEM. >>OKAY. THE SECOND ITEM IS TO ADD $25,000 TO SUPPORT RACIAL EQUITY AND ARTS ALIGNMENT SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL IN AN ATTEMPT TO SERVE ARTISTS OF COLOR, IMMIGRANTS, AND OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT ARE EXPERIENCING STRUCTURAL OPPRESSION, TO HELP EXPLORE STRATEGIES FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY IN THE ARTS COMMUNITY. THIS IS INTENDED TO BE ONE-TIME FUNDING. >>IS THIS PART OF A COMPETITIVE PROCESS? >>I DON’T BELIEVE SO. >>IS IT GOING 21, SINGLE ORGANIZATION? >>I BELIEVE THIS WOULD GO TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT DOES THIS WORK. I DON’T BELIEVE IT IS INTENDED TO BE SPLIT AMONGST DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS. >>THANK YOU. WE CAN ASK COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL WHEN HE ARRIVES. >>I CAN MOVE TO THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, WHICH I MIGHT REFER TO AS LAW IS COUNCIL TO THE CITY. PROSECUTOR IN SEATTLE MISCIBLE COURT PROVIDES LEGAL ADVICE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS. THEIR BUDGET THIS YEAR IS ABOUT $34 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF 13.9% OVER THE ENDORSED BUDGET. THE CHANGE IS AN INCREASE OF ABOUT $4.1 MILLION. THAT ACCOUNTS FOR A CUT THAT WAS MAINTAINED IN THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET THAT IS BEING ADDED BACK INTO THE LAW DEPARTMENT’S BUDGET. ACCOUNTS FOR AN ADDITIONAL $100,000 THAT IS GOING TO GO TO THE PREFILING DIVERSION PROGRAM TO EXPAND THE NUMBER OF WORKSHOPS FROM 6 TO 12. AND IT ALSO ADDS FUNDING FOR ALREADY APPROVED RECLASSIFICATIONS, AND PARALEGAL POSITIONS, AS WELL AS $1.7 MILLION TO ACCOUNT FOR THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE. THE BUDGET ITSELF ADDS 7.5 FTEs. IT ADDS THREE ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEYS TO THE CIVIL DIVISION TO INCREASE RELIANCE IN-HOUSE, AND DECREASE OUR RELIANCE ON OUTSIDE COUNCIL. THAT’S ANTICIPATED TO SAVE THE DEPARTMENT ABOUT $1 MILLION ANNUALLY. IT ADDS AN ASSISTANT CITY PROSECUTOR DIVISION TO ADDRESS CASE BACKLOGS AND BACKFILL GAPS CREATED BY THE NEW LEAVE POLICIES IN PLACE, IN THE CITY. IT ALSO INCLUDES A PERSONAL SPECIALIST TO HANDLE INCREASED HUMAN RESOURCES WORKLOADS, AND ACCOUNTS FOR MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING. THAT LAW HAS BEEN PARTNERING WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. NOW, THEY ARE MOVING THESE OTHERWISE OFF BOOK SORT OF POSITIONS AND FUNDING AGREEMENTS INTO THE NEW BUDGETING SYSTEM. >>ARE THEY ACTUALLY MOVING THE LAWYERS INTO THE DEPARTMENT, SO LIKE, YOU SAY AN ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY TO HELP WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. WILL THAT ATTORNEY BE LOCATED IN OH? >>THEY ARE ACTUALLY LOCATED IN THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. IT’S JUST WORK THAT THE FUNDING COMES FROM INTERDEPARTMENTAL AGREEMENTS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS TO FUND THOSE POSITIONS. >>BUT THEY ARE STAYING WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE PHYSICALLY, BUT THEY WILL BE FOCUSED ON THAT PARTICULAR WORK. >>THAT’S CORRECT. >>AND I ASK YOU A QUESTION GOING TO THE THREE NEW ASSISTANT ATTORNEYS AND CIVIL DIVISION TO DECREASE RELIANCE ON OUTSIDE COUNCIL? ONE OF THE ARGUMENTS I’VE SEEN FROM OUR CITY ATTORNEY IS THE REASON FOR OUTSIDE COUNCIL IS WE FIND OURSELVES IN SITUATIONS THAT REQUIRE SPECIALIZATION. AND YOU CAN’T PREDICT WHAT SPECIALTY IS NECESSARILY GOING TO CROP UP. HOW ARE WE GOING TO BE ASSURED, IF WE SPEND MONEY ON THREE NEW ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEYS, THAT WE ARE TRULY GOING TO REDUCE THE OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNCIL? >>I BELIEVE, THE IDEA IS THAT THIS WOULD BE NOT NECESSARILY FOR THOSE ISSUES THAT ALWAYS REQUIRE EXPERTISE OUTSIDE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. THAT IS DEFINITELY A FACTOR, BUT IT IS ESSENTIALLY TO STAFF UP THE CIVIL DIVISION, SO THAT WHEN THERE ARE ISSUES THAT COME UP THAT ARE A MATTER OF STAFFING CAPACITY, WHICH IS THE REASON WE SOMETIMES GO TO OUTSIDE COUNCIL, THAT THAT LEVEL IS NO LONGER THE CASE. THAT’S MY CURRENT UNDERSTANDING. I AM HAPPY TO FOLLOW UP WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO GET MORE INFORMATION. >>GOOD. I WISH YOU WOULD. THANK YOU. I HADN’T HEARD FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY ABOUT THIS, SO I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION. >>ABSOLUTELY. THERE ARE NO IDENTIFIED ISSUES FOR THE CITY OF ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, DO YOU WANT TO DIVE IN ON THE $500,000 TO CREATE A POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY LEGAL FUND? STRUCTURE. HAPPY TO DO THAT. I WASN’T SURE IF WE WANTED TO GIVE ASHA THE OPPORTUNITY TO DESCRIBE IT FIRST. >>I AM HAPPY TO DO A SHORT DESCRIPTION IF THAT’S HELPFUL. >>OKAY. >>JEFF, JUST DIVE IN. THIS WOMAN ON MY RIGHT HAS IT HANDLED. >>ASHA DOES, TOO. SHE IS VERY CAPABLE. THIS REQUEST WOULD PROPOSE CREATING A POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AGENCY LEGAL FUND IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $500,000. THIS IS AN IDENTIFIED ONGOING NEED TO FUND LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS, AND IT HAS BEEN MADE VERY APPARENT IN THIS PARTICULAR YEAR THAT THE CITY AND SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE GOING TO REMAIN UNDER THE FEDERAL CONSENT DECREE AS IT RELATES TO POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO YEARS IN LIGHT OF THE COURT’S RECENT ORDERS RELATED TO BEING ONLY PARTIALLY IN COMPLIANCE, SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATES TO THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE, SO WE EXPECT THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, THE OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, AND THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE LEGAL NEEDS RELATED TO THE CONSENT DECREE AND WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO READILY AND EASILY ACCESS APPROPRIATE LEGAL SERVICES TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVES ARE PRESENTED IN THOSE PROCEEDINGS, SO I EXPECT THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE A NEED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, AND THERE HAS BEEN SOME STRUGGLES FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE IN TERMS OF HOW THEY ARE CURRENTLY ABLE TO, OR NOT ABLE TO ACCESS LEGAL SERVICES DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. OF COURSE, OUR ORDINANCE IN MAY 2017 CONTEMPLATED A SITUATION IN WHICH THE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AGENCIES MIGHT NEED TO SEEK THEIR OWN LEGAL COUNCIL AND IT WAS LAID OUT SPECIFICALLY IN THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE UNDER SECTION 3.2 9.480, WHICH PROVIDED THAT WHEN DUE TO A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, LACK OF TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, OR CAPACITY REASONS, THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DECLINES TO PROVIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO AN OVERSIGHT ENTITY IN ANY LEGAL MATTER, OR PROCEEDING. THE CITY ATTORNEY SHALL INDICATE TO THE ENTITY WITH THE REASON FOR THE DECLINED REPRESENTATION AND OVERSIGHT ENTITY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REPRESENTATION BY PRIVATE LEGAL COUNCIL. THE ORDINANCE GOES ON TO SORT OF LAYOUT TO THE PRIVATE LEGAL COUNCIL CAN BE. IT ALSO PROVIDES IN HERE THAT THE CITY SHALL PROVIDE SUFFICIENT FUNDING FOR THE LEGAL SERVICES SEPARATE FROM THE OVERSIGHT ENTITY’S OPERATIONAL BUDGET, WHICH SHALL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY THE CITY BUDGET OFFICE, SO IN MY VIEW, WE ARE IN A POSITION AS CITY COUNCIL TO REALLY TAKE SERIOUSLY THOSE PROVISIONS OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, AND I THINK IT’S TIME FOR US TO CREATE A SEPARATE FUND FOR THESE AGENCIES TO BE ADEQUATELY, LEGALLY REPRESENTED. SINCE SUBMISSION, WE HAVE DETERMINED THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY TO EXECUTE THIS VISION IS TO ALLOCATE THE FUNDS TO EACH ACCOUNTABILITY AGENCY FOR THEM TO UTILIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY, SO I WILL BE SUBMITTING A FORM B, WHICH WILL PROPOSE ALLOCATING APPROXIMATELY $166,000 IN PRIVIES OR RESTRICTED FUNDS TO EACH OF THE THREE ACCOUNTABILITY AGENCIES, FOR THEM TO RETAIN OUTSIDE INDEPENDENT LEGAL COUNCIL AS NEEDED. TO STAND UP NOT UTILIZING A PORTION, OR ALL OF THOSE FUNDS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR, THE REMAINING BALANCE WOULD TURN TO THE FINANCE GENERAL FUND PICK >>VERY GOOD. >>NEXT ITEM. >>THAT’S ALSO ME. THIS IS WITH REGARD TO THE REGIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FIREARMS ENFORCEMENT UNIT. IT WOULD ADD $230,000. THE REGIONAL DV FIREARMS ENFORCEMENT UNIT IS A MULTIJURISDICTIONAL UNIT, WHICH INCLUDES POSITIONS IN THE KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, THE SEATTLE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE KING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. IN ADDITION TO THE ATTORNEYS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, THE UNIT CONTAINS TRAUMA- INFORMED ADVOCATES THAT WORK DIRECTLY WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ARE CRITICAL TO THE UNIT’S SUCCESS. THE MISSION OF THE UNIT IS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE, AND INCREASE VICTIM AND COMMUNITY SAFETY THROUGH REGIONAL COLLABORATION, AND PROACTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF FIREARMS LAWS, INCLUDING THE NEWLY CREATED OR RELATIVELY NEWLY CREATED EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS, WHICH WAS APPROVED BY WASHINGTON STATE VOTERS THROUGH A CITIZEN’S INITIATIVE IN 2016. I ACTUALLY WANTED TO JUST QUICKLY HAND OUT A COPY OF AN ARTICLE THAT WE ACTUALLY RECENTLY ALL SAW. IT WAS IN THE PAPER THAT TALKED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE WORK OF THIS PARTICULAR UNIT, AND COLLABORATION ACROSS THE REGION. IT REALLY SHOWS THE UNIT’S VALUE. THIS IS THE ARTICLE THAT WAS PUBLISHED BY CHRIS INGALLS ON OCTOBER 17, 2019. OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, OUR CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND THROUGH OUR UNIT WAS ABLE TO SEIZE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF GUNS FROM AN AVOWED NEO-NAZI AND SNOHOMISH COUNTY. THIS IS THE KIND OF WORK THIS PARTICULAR UNIT DOES DAY IN AND DAY OUT, DILIGENTLY, AND THEY NEED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THIS KIND OF PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICE THROUGHOUT OUR REGION. WE KNOW WE ARE DEALING WITH GUN VIOLENCE, FIREARMS, AND HOW FIREARMS MOVE THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY. OFTENTIMES, A LOT OF THE FIREARMS THAT MAKE THEIR WAY TO SEATTLE ARE ACTUALLY COMING FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTY, OR BEYOND THE COUNTY, SO ORIGINAL MODEL AND A REGIONAL EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT THE EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER LAW IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THAT CITIZEN’S INITIATIVE. I HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING THIS PROPOSAL FOR $230,000 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ALLIANCE FOR GUN RESPONSIBILITY, AND IT HAS EVOLVED A LITTLE BIT SINCE I SUBMITTED THE FORM A, AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GET SUPPORT TO HAVE A FORM B THAT WOULD HIRE IN A SWORN OFFICER THAT WOULD BE DEDICATED TO THE ER PO DIVISION, AND WOULD ALSO INCREASE CAPACITY OVER THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BY PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL FTE FOR THE ADVOCACY POSITION TYPE OF WORK. COLLECTIVELY, ALTOGETHER, I THINK THAT SENDS A STRONG SIGNAL TO REGIONAL PARTNERS THAT THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS COMMITTED AND SERIOUS ABOUT CONTINUING TO SUPPORT THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS REGIONAL EFFORT. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. I WILL CERTAINLY WORK WITH YOU TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO IN THAT ARENA. AND I ASKED ONE QUESTION? >>SURE. └>WHEN WE WORKED WITH CHRIS ANDERSON FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND GOT THE MONEY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, IS THE WORK THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS DOING, COORDINATED IN YOUR OPINION, WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW IN A WAY THAT IS ACHIEVING THE RESULTS WE WERE ALL ANTICIPATING? >>THAT’S A HARD QUESTION FOR ME TO ANSWER BECAUSE I THINK THERE IS SOME COORDINATION. THE QUESTION IS, COULD IT BE MORE? COULD IT BE A HIGHER LEVEL OF PRIORITY IN TERMS OF RESOURCES AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT? I THINK WHAT WE’RE HEARING FROM FOLKS AT THE ALLIANCE FOR GUN RESPONSIBILITY IS THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NEEDED WITHIN THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ALLOW FOR A GREATER DEGREE OF COORDINATION, AND BEING ABLE TO COMPLETE THAT WORK. I THINK EVERYBODY IS DOING THE BEST THEY CAN WITHIN THE SYSTEM THAT CURRENTLY EXISTS, AND WE ARE SEEING POSITIVE RESULTS, WHICH LEADS US ALL TO BELIEVE THAT ADDING THESE TWO ADDITIONAL FTEs WOULD REALLY GO A LONG WAY TO CONTINUING TO BUILD ON THE SUCCESS WE ARE ALREADY SEEING. >>GREAT. I THINK AS WE ARE SEEING IN THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, AND I DO WANT TO SUPPORT YOU IN THIS GOOD EFFORT, I WOULD LIKE TO SIGNAL TO THE CITY ATTORNEY, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM HIM AND HIS TEAM ABOUT HOW THIS IS WORKING BECAUSE, WHEN WE GOT THIS STARTED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, AND OUR FORMER COLLEAGUE, TIM BURGESS, WAS THEN THE BUDGET CHAIR, WE MANAGED TO GET IT STARTED WITH A SUPPLEMENTAL, AND WE GOT SOME MONEY AND WORK THAT COORDINATED WITH THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY. I KNOW THAT THEY TOLD ME THE FIRST WEEK, THEY WERE DEALING WITH OUR MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES THAT THEY GOT 12 OF THE SCARIEST LOOKING GUNS I’VE EVER SEEN FROM PEOPLE THAT WERE CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES, AND THE GUNS WERE, YOU KNOW, TAKEN IN A WAY THAT IT COULD BE RETURNED AFTER PETITIONING THE COURT, BUT THAT SAID, JUST WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, WITH THE REGIONAL EFFORT IS SO IMPORTANT. I WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S COORDINATED. IT IS THE SAME DRUM I HAVE BEEN BEATING SINCE WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE SYSTEM CHANGE. I WOULD LOVE IF YOU COULD GET ANY MORE INFORMATION AND GIVE ME A HIGHLIGHTED RESPONSE. IT SOUNDS LIKE THESE TWO POSITIONS ARE VERY MUCH NEEDED IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, BUT HOW IS THE CITY ATTORNEY WORKING WITH THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY AND THE POLICE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INFORMATION IS GETTING TO THE MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES ON TIME, SO DECISIONS CAN BE MADE APPROPRIATELY. THANK YOU, ASHA. >>CHAIR BAGSHAW, I DIDN’T MEAN MY ANSWER TO IMPLY THAT I DIDN’T KNOW IF THEY ARE COORDINATING OR NOT. THEY ARE VERY HIGHLY COORDINATED. IF YOU READ THE ARTICLE I JUST PASSED OUT, IT’S A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE OF EXACTLY HOW COORDINATED THEY ARE. THEY ARE IN LOCKSTEP IN TALKING TO EACH OTHER FREQUENTLY, AND OFTEN. AND SOME OF THESE GUN LAWS ACTUALLY DON’T GO TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT. THEY ARE KING COUNTY CASES, BUT NONETHELESS, WE NEED THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE LEADINVESTIGATING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. WE NEED THEM TO HAVE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO BE ABLE TO PRIORITIZE THIS LEVEL OF WORK, SO THERE IS A LOT OF DEMANDS WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF PATROL WORK VERSUS DETECTIVE WORK, VERSUS SPECIAL UNIT WORK. AND IN CONVERSATION WITH RENEE HOPKINS FOR THE ALLIANCE FOR GUN RESPONSIBILITY, BELIEVED THEY’VE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR AN ADDITIONAL, DEDICATED PERSON AT SPD TO DO THIS KIND OF WORK FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW. BUT I THINK THERE IS A BELIEF THAT HAVING SOMEONE THAT CAN BE DEDICATED AT SPD WILL ACTUALLY HELP TO SOLIDIFY THE LEVEL OF COORDINATION THAT IS NEEDED. I DIDN’T MEAN TO IMPLY THAT THERE WASN’T ANY COORDINATION. I WAS MEANING TO MAKE CLEAR THAT THE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES WILL IMPROVE UPON, AND MAKE THAT COORDINATION EVEN MORE SOLID, AND STRONGER, SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO SEE THE REGIONAL OUTCOMES THAT I’VE HIGHLIGHTED. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. THE NEXT ONE IS COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. WHY DON’T YOU FRAME THIS ONE, ASHA ? >>IT’S A BUDGET ACTION TO ADD $114,000 TO SUPPORT THE ADDITION OF A TECHNOLOGY EXPERT.>>GOOD MORNING. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAS BEEN A PERSONAL PRIORITY FOR ME. I KNOW FIRSTHAND, THE FEAR AND ANXIETIES THAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAN CAUSE, AND ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, YOU KNOW, I USED TO WONDER AS A KID, WANTING TO HELP MY MOM, SO THIS HAS BEEN A PERSONAL PRIORITY FOR ME. I WANT TO APPRECIATE, EXTEND MY APPRECIATION TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ FOR COHOSTING A LUNCHEON OR A MUCH OF WITH ME, AND SOME OF THE AGENCIES AND PARTNERS THAT DO THE WORK TO HELP SO MANY VICTIMS WHO ARE IN NEED OF SO MUCH HELP. I THINK WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE GOOD WORK THAT WAS DONE IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET, GETTING $1 MILLION FOR THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE, WHICH WILL HELP US BE A LEADER IN THIS EFFORT. THAT SAID, I ALSO WANT TO EXTEND MY APPRECIATION TO NEW BEGINNINGS, THE COALITION AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, SEATTLE’S DV UNIT, AND ONE THING WE HAVE HEARD THROUGH THOSE LUNCH AND LEARN DISCUSSIONS AS WELL AS PRIVATE MEETINGS WAS THERE HAS BEEN A PREVALENCE OF TECHNOLOGY-BASED ABUSE, SUCH AS CYBER STALKING AND HARASSMENT. EIGHT 2019 STUDY PROMPTED BY THE TECHNOLOGY ENABLED COURSE OF CONTROL WORKING GROUP IN SEATTLE HIGHLIGHTED HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES IT A WEAPON OF CHOICE FOR ABUSERS. THEIR ABILITY TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY OUTPACES CURRENT LAWS AND EXPERTISE, MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO USE DIGITAL EVIDENCE TO POSITIVELY IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS OFFENDERS. IN ADDITION TO THE DV UNIT PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING ON ADDRESSING TECHNOLOGY-BASED ABUSE AND HARASSMENT, WE WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CASES A UNIT CAN TAKE ON. THE NEW POSITION WOULD ALSO PROVIDE SAFETY PLANNING ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS IN ADDITION TO FINANCIAL SUPPORT, HOPING THIS REQUEST WILL OPEN THE DOOR TO CONTINUED IMPROVEMENTS SUGGESTED BY THE 2019 REPORT, AND THE TEC WORKGROUP, SUCH AS SUPPORTING A CLINIC THAT PROVIDES VICTIMS WITH ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT TO D TANGLE TECHNOLOGY FROM AN AMERICAN BUSER. I WANT TO’S SAY THANK YOU TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND CONTINUED WORK IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. >>THANK YOU. >>I JUST WANTED TO SIGNAL SUPPORT FOR THIS PARTICULAR EDITION. THERE IS REALLY, AN INTERESTING, INNOVATIVE EFFORT THAT WAS UNDERTAKEN BY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT THAT WOULD BE COMPLEMENTED BY THIS BODY OF WORK, SO I THINK IT IS SORT OF BUILDING ON SOME OF THE WORK THAT IS REALLY, INCREDIBLY INNOVATIVE WORK THAT’S BEING DONE IN THIS SPACE AROUND HOW DV IS EVOLVING, UNFORTUNATELY, IN A WAY WHERE TECHNOLOGY IS BEING WEAPONIZED TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS OF SUBJECTING PEOPLE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SO BEFORE TECHNOLOGY, IT WAS MORE OF A TRADITIONAL STRUCTURE OF DV, AND PEOPLE ARE REALLY STARTING TO WEAPONIZE THINGS LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA, NETFLIX ACCOUNTS, YOU NAME IT. ANYTHING THAT IS CO-MINGLED IN TERMS OF PLATFORM RIGID ON THE INTERNET, TO REALLY CONTINUE THE ABUSIVE PROCESS OF FOLKS WHO ARE TRYING TO GET OUT OF A VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP, WHETHER IT’S INTIMATE OR NOT, AND SO I HAVE LEARNED A LOT THROUGH MY ROLE ON THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION COUNCIL THAT HAS REALLY OPENED MY EYES TO HOW ABUSERS CAN REALLY CAPITALIZE ON TECHNOLOGY TO CONTINUE TO ABUSE PEOPLE. EVERYTHING FROM HORRIFIC STORIES OF PUTTING BUGS AND PEOPLE’S CELL PHONES, TO BE ABLE TO TRACK THEM, FOR EXAMPLE. WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO AS A LEGAL SYSTEM AND AS POLICYMAKERS, TO CATCH UP WITH THE REALITIES OF HOW ABUSERS WEAPONIZE THESE TECHNOLOGICAL DEVICES, WHETHER THEY ARE CLOUD- BASED OR HARDWARE, IN A WAY THAT MAKES IT REALLY, REALLY DIFFICULT FOR VICTIMS TO BECOME SURVIVORS, AND TRANSITION AWAY FROM A VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP, SO WHEN WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE A MOTHER FLEEING WITH HER SMALL CHILDREN FROM A REALLY VIOLENT SITUATIO, BUT DAD OR THE PARTNER ALWAYS KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE SHE IS, AND WHERE THE KIDS ARE, THAT’S REALLY SCARY. AND WHEN YOU, AS THE PERSON WHO IS BEING TARGETED, CAN’T QUITE FIGURE OUT WHY THIS PERSON ALWAYS KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE AT, IT WILL START MAKING YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GOING CRAZY. WE HAVE HEARD A LOT OF REALLY POWERFUL STORIES IN THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION COUNCIL ABOUT HOW WE ARE REALLY BEHIND IN THIS AREA, AND HOW IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO TAKE SERIOUSLY, THE NEED TO SUPPORT INTERVENTIONS THAT WILL HELP VICTIMS TRANSFORM INTO SURVIVORS. >>THANK YOU BOTH FOR WORKING ON THAT. I THINK THIS IS IMPORTANT TO BRING FORWARD. CAN I ASK ONE MORE QUESTION? AND THEN WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT QUESTION. LAST WEEK, I KNOW COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ WAS THERE, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. WE WERE ALL ABLE TO HEAR FROM MINNEAPOLIS, AND THE WORK THEY ARE DOING IN A PROJECT SIMILAR TO LEAD. ONE THING I CAME AWAY WITH THERE WAS THEY HAD A SINGLE POINT OF AN ATTORNEY IN THEIR CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE THAT WERE FOLLOWING OR AT LEAST TASKED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY TO FOLLOW THE CLIENTS THAT WERE IN THEIR PROGRAM, WHETHER IT WAS — I’M JUST GOING TO CALL IT L.E.A.D. BECAUSE IT WAS SIMILAR, BUT THEY WERE ALSO ABLE TO IDENTIFY IF THERE WERE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, AND TO GET THEM THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY NEED, SO IF IT WAS A REPEAT OFFENDER, TO FIGURE OUT WHAT PROGRAM COULD SERVE THEM BEST, BUT ALSO, I WAS WITH THE DIVERSION PROGRAMS JUST ACROSS THE SPECTRUM. ALSO, LOOKING AT IF IT’S A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SITUATION, THAT PROBABLY ISN’T RIGHT FOR THE KIND OF DIVERSION WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, THAT THERE IS SOMETHING VERY SERIOUS IN THAT PARTICULAR CASE. I ALSO CAME AWAY HEARING THAT THEY WERE COORDINATING THEIR DRUG ADDICTION SERVICES, SO THAT THE INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE PART OF THE PROGRAM GOT THE HELP THEY NEEDED, THAT THEY ACTUALLY GOT THE SERVICE. IF THEY NEEDED A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD, THAT WAS PROVIDED FOR THEM, AND THEIR VERSION OF DRUG COURT HAD TREATMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM, A LITTLE BIT LIKE WHAT WE HEARD YESTERDAY FROM JUDGE SADIDE. MY QUESTION IS, TO THE FOUR OF US WHO WERE THERE, IS THERE SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE INCLUDING IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET, IN THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE THAT BUILDS ON WHAT THE CITY ATTORNEY IS ALREADY DOING? I WOULD JUST LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS. >>WE DO HAVE A L.E.A.D. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY. >>BUT IS IT ENOUGH? >>IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. >>I HAVE A NOTE ON MY MATERIALS HERE. I CAN’T QUITE DECIPHER THE NOTE ENTIRELY, BUT I THINK IN THE CITY ATTORNEY’S BUDGET, PROPOSED FOR 2020, I SEE THAT THERE IS A LOT OF ADDITIONS OF ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEYS, INCLUDING NEW ASSISTANT CITY PROSECUTORS PARK ARE ANY ONE OF THOSE POSITIONS IN THE CRIMINAL DIVISION DEDICATED TO L.E.A.D.? >>I DON’T BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE, BUT I AM HAPPY TO CIRCLE BACK. >>THAT COULD BE ONE REALLY IMPORTANT ADDITION, AS WE ARE LOOKING AT, FOR EXAMPLE, THE THREE ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEYS TO DECREASE RELIANCE ON OUTSIDE COUNCIL. MAYBE, THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO CONSIDER TAKING ONE OF THOSE IF IT’S NOT TOO BURDENSOME TO ASSIGN THEM TO THE CRIMINAL DIVISION TO SPECIFICALLY WORK ON L.E.A.D.. >>THAT’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT. >>THAT WAS SORT OF THE FLY I WAS TRYING TO CAST INTO THE POND, TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYBODY THAT WAS ALREADY SWIMMING IN THIS AREA. >>I’M NOT A STRONG SWIMMER. I CAN’T SWIM AT ALL, ACTUALLY. >>I THINK THIS IS PRETTY IMPORTANT FOR US TO CONSIDER, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE SEEN THE PUBLIC OUTCRY ABOUT WANTING US TO DO MORE. OF COURSE, IT’S ALWAYS DO MORE WITH LESS, BUT HOW IF WE DO MORE WITH MORE THAT’S EFFECTIVE? WHEN THE CITY ATTORNEY IS ASKING FOR A NUMBER OF POSITIONS, AND WHAT WE BELIEVE IS THAT L.E.A.D. WILL ASSIST US, BUT IT HAS TO BE A COORDINATED EFFORT, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS. ASHA, IF YOU ARE TAKING THE LEAD ON L.E.A.D. ON THIS ELEMENT, I APPRECIATE IT. >>I WILL CIRCLE BACK. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALL OF YOU, FOR YOUR THINKING AND FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN THE MINNEAPOLIS EFFORT LAST WEEK. OKAY. NO OTHER QUESTIONS? >>IF THERE’S NOTHING ELSE, WE CAN MOVE INTO SEATTLE I.T. >>ALL RIGHT. >>THE SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT MANAGES ALL OF THE CITY’S I.T. RESOURCES. ALSO, MAINTAINS AND SUPPORTS THE SERVICES THAT BACK THOSE RESOURCES. IN 2016, SEATTLE I.T., OR AT THAT TIME, THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, CONSOLIDATED STAFF THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO FORM SEATTLE I.T., AND EARLIER THIS YEAR, WITH THE APARTMENT OF A NEW CHIEF PROTECTION OFFICER, SEATTLE I.T. DID A REORGANIZATION. IT’S BEEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS INTO THAT. THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR DIVISION STRUCTURE FROM SEVEN TO 11 DIVISIONS. AT THE MOMENT, THERE ARE NO IDENTIFIED ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE REORGANIZATION, GIVEN THAT THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT FOUR MONTHS. THERE AREN’T ANY SPECIFIC BUDGET ISSUES RELATED TO THAT. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS ABOUT $14.2 MILLION, AND ALMOST 26 NEW POSITIONS TO SEATTLE I.T. AND INCLUDES POSITIONS TO SUPPORT THE NEWEST PERMITTING PROGRAM THAT SEATTLEITE HE IS SUPPORTING ENTERPRISEWIDE. THAT ALSO INCLUDES ABOUT $6 MILLION FOR DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC PROJECTS. DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION, EDUCATION, EARLY LEARNING, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, AS WELL AS SPD. ALL OF THOSE DEPARTMENTS HAVE PROJECTS THAT ARE VERY SPECIFICALLY BEING SUPPORTED BY SEATTLEITE HE. IT ALSO INCLUDES ABOUT $4.2 MILLION IN THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE THAT WE DISCUSSED EARLIER. MAJOR CHANGES IN THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FUND ARE CLEAR IN THIS BUDGET. THERE IS ABOUT $1.1 MILLION WORTH OF POSITIONS OR PROGRAMMING THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED BY CABLE FRANCHISE FUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED INTO SEATTLE I.T. TO BE SUPPORTED BY OTHER FUNDS. THERE HAS BEEN POSITIONS IN PROGRAMMING ELIMINATED AT AN AMOUNT OF ABOUT $646,000, AND IN TERMS OF THE ISSUE THAT WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT, DECLINING REVENUE IN THE CABLE FRANCHISE FUND, AND THERE IS AN ASSOCIATED BACKFILL OF GENERAL FUND OF ABOUT $750,000 TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS THAT THE FRANCHISE FUND CURRENTLY DOES SUPPORT. BUT CAN I ASK A QUICK QUESTION? THANK YOU FOR THIS SHORT, TWO- PAGE MEMO ON THIS SECTION. THIS IS REALLY HELPFUL IN RECOGNIZING THAT CABLE SERVICES ARE BEING CUT. THAT PEOPLE ARE FINDING THAT STREAMING WORKS OFTEN TIMES FASTER, AND BETTER, AND GIVES THE PEOPLE MORE CHOICES, BUT YOU SAY AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 8 THAT THE CITY WILL NEED TO DETERMINE AT WHAT LEVEL, IF AT ALL, IT WILL CONTINUE TO FUND THESE SERVICES, AND WHAT FUNDS IT WILL USE AS FRANCHISE FEE REVENUES DECREASED. HAVE WE GOTTEN ANY THOUGHTS FROM BEN ABOUT WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO TO CLOSE THAT GAP? GENERAL FUND MONEY EXCLUSIVELY? OR IS THERE SOME OTHER FORM WE CAN TOP? >>THEY ARE TRYING TO FILL THE GAPS FOR 2020 ITSELF, RIGHT NOW. SEATTLEITE HE IS DEVELOPING A PLAN ABOUT WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE FACT THAT THESE REVENUES ARE DECLINING AND WILL CONTINUE TO DECLINE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, AND SO THEY ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A PLAN FOR WHAT IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE IF THESE SERVICES ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED, IF THEY HAVE TO CUT THEM, IF THERE ARE OTHER SOURCES OF REVENUE THAT COULD BE ADDED TO SUPPORT THE EXISTING LEVEL OF PROGRAMMING. RIGHT NOW, FOR THIS PROPOSED BUDGET, IF THE $750,000 OF GENERAL FUND THAT IS CLOSING THAT GAP. THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TRANSFER OF THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS THE CUTS, MAKE THE FUND JUST ABOUT SOLVENT, AT THIS POINT. THE OTHER PIECE OF THAT IS THERE IS NOW AN INTERFUND LOAN THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE CABLE FRANCHISE FUND TO BORROW ABOUT $460,000 FROM THE I.T. FUND, AND THAT IS THE WAY IN WHICH THIS FUND IS BEING KEPT SOLVENT. I ANTICIPATE THEY WILL HAVE A PLAN FOR WHAT IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, BUT THE SPECIFIC ISSUE, I THINK FOR THIS COUNCIL IS WHETHER THIS $750,000 IS THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT TO SUPPORT THE EXISTING LEVEL OF FUNDS, OR IF COUNCIL DECIDES TO INCREASE, OR DECREASE THAT, WHAT THE ASSOCIATED LEVEL OF SERVICE WILL BE FOR THINGS THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY CABLE FRANCHISE FUNDS. >>THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT? PLEASE, CONTINUE. >>I WAS GOING TO GET INTO ISSUE I.D., BUT WE’VE ALREADY DONE THAT, SO AT THE TOP OF PAGE 9, YOU WILL SEE SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR WHAT TO DO AT THIS POINT. THE COUNCIL COULD RESTORE SOME OR ALL OF THE ELIMINATED, OR REDUCED PROGRAMS, AND POSITIONS USING NON-CABLE FRANCHISE FEE REVENUE. AGAIN, NOT SURE IF THAT WOULD BE GENERAL FUND OR WHAT OTHER SOURCE OF REVENUE THERE IS. I JUST KNOW THAT BECAUSE THE CITY IS PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL AND STATE LAW FROM IMPOSING ANY SORT OF FEES ON INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, THERE IS NO REAL WAY TO TRANSFER THE REVENUE THAT WAS COMING IN FROM THE FRANCHISE FEE SET UP IN THE SAME WAY AS THE STREAMING SERVICES, AND SO THAT CREATES ANOTHER OBSTACLE TO BEING ABLE TO FIND REVENUE TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMMING. OPTION B WOULD BE TO FURTHER ELIMINATE OR REDUCE PROGRAMMING CURRENTLY SUPPORTED BY THE $750,000 GENERAL FUND. THE COUNCIL WOULD LIKELY HAVE TO IDENTIFY WHICH PIECES OF PROGRAMMING, AND POSITIONS THAT WE WOULD WANT TO CUT FOR THAT $750,000 TO BE USED OTHERWISE, AND THEN C IS TO CHANGE THE AMOUNT OF THE INTERFUND LOAN TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES. THAT THAT POLICY MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS APPROVED THE LOAN ONLY TO BE PAID BACK UNTIL THE END OF 2020, AND SO IF THERE WERE GOING TO BE A CHANGE IN WHAT THAT AMOUNT WOULD BE, IT WOULD REQUIRE APPROVAL. THE LAST OPTION, D, WOULD BE TO TAKE NO ACTION, AND TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PROPOSED BUDGET AS ALIGNED BY SEATTLEITE T. >>THANK YOU. ANY COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. >>THE LAST ASSOCIATED PIECE TO THIS IS JUST THAT THERE IS BUDGET LEGISLATION THAT AUTHORIZES THE INTERFUND LOAN, SO IT AUTHORIZES THE LOAN FOR ENVELOPE AMOUNT UP TO $2 MILLION TO BE PAID BACK BY THE END OF 2020. THE OPTIONS THERE ARE TWO OTHER PAST THAT COUNCIL BILL OR DO NOT PASS IT. >>VERY GOOD. ANY REASON NOT TO PASS IT? >>IF THE COUNCIL WANTS TO CHANGE THE AMOUNT OF THE INTERFUND LOAN, AND GET THAT APPROVED, THAT WOULD MEAN AN AMENDED BILL, BUT OTHERWISE, THIS IS THE BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW THE CABLE FUND TO STAY SOLVENT. >>THANK YOU. >>THERE ARE NO PROPOSED BUDGET ACTIONS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS ON SEATTLE I.T. LISA, YOU ARE UP NEXT. >>I DIDN’T IDENTIFY AN ISSUE HERE, BUT IT IS MORE A A QUESTION, ASHA. SEATTLEITE HE HAS A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT ROLE TO PLAY IN TIMES OF ONGOING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY ORDINANCE. AND I’M NOT SURE IF THERE WERE ANY ISSUES THAT YOU IDENTIFIED OR PERHAPS COULD FOCUS ON A LITTLE BIT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THROUGH THIS BUDGET PROCESS TO SEE IF WE’VE GOT THE RESOURCES WE NEED WITHIN THE SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF VOLUME AND WORK ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR ROLE WITHIN THE SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS NOW OR WOULD NEED AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT THAT QUESTION. >>YEAH, I WOULD LOVE TO FOLLOW UP WITH SEATTLEITE T AND DIG INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT. >>KNOW THE QUESTIONS? LET’S MOVE ON TO CITY AUDITOR. >>THANK YOU. I AM LISA K FROM CENTRAL STAFF, COVERING THE CITY BUDGET OFFICE AND THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE. LIZA WHITSON WILL PRESENT THE FINANCE AT ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, AND THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. MY WRITE UP FOR THE OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR’S BUDGET IS ON PAGE 10 OF YOUR MEMO. I WILL REVIEW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET AND PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET, AND INTRODUCE ONE COUNCILMEMBER IDENTIFIED ISSUE. AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SIDE BEFORE YOU, THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE IS ABOUT $2.5 MILLION. IT’S VERY CLOSE TO WHAT WAS IN THE ENDORSED BUDGET, JUST ABOUT 4% OR $100,000 LAST. THE PROPOSED BUDGET MAINTAINS THE SAME NUMBER OF FTEs. I DID NOT IDENTIFYANY ISSUES WITH THIS BUDGET. THERE IS ONE COUNCILMEMBER IDENTIFIED ISSUE. CHAIR BAGSHAW HAS SUBMITTED A FORM A PROPOSING A 5% SALARY INCREASE FOR THE DIRECTOR, AND THE AUDITORS IN THE OFFICE. ALL BUT ONE OF THE AUDITORS ARE FUNDED THROUGH THE GENERAL FUNDING FOR THE INCREASED UTILITY FUNDING. >>GREAT. THANK YOU. THIS REQUEST FOR A 5% SALARY INCREASE COMES FROM OUR AUDITOR, AND DAVID JONES HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WORK FOR US. WE HAD MAJOR ACTIONS HE HAS BEEN REVIEWING, AND HE HAS BEEN WITH US SINCE 2009. I UNDERSTAND, HE HASN’T HAD A SALARY INCREASE SINCE THAT TIME. HE REQUESTED THAT I SUPPORT A REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5% SALARY. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS. >>I AM JUST LOOKING FOR CONFIRMATION THAT’S THE CASE, THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN A SALARY INCREASE FOR THE CITY AUDITOR. >>NOT A GENERAL SALARY INCREASE, NO. NOT ABOVE THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASES. >>THEY HAD LA, RIGHT? WHAT PERCENTAGE WAS THAT? >>I THINK IT VARIES BY YEAR. I CAN GET BACK TO YOU. >>THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL. >>BUT THE BASE SALARY HASN’T CHANGED. >>CORRECT. >>CAN I ASK ONE MORE QUESTION? WITH THIS PROPOSAL, HOW MUCH WOULD THAT TAKE THE CITY AUDITOR’S BASE SALARY TO? FROM WHAT TO WHAT? >>BASE SALARY RIGHT NOW IS $160,000. SO A 5% INCREASE IS ROUGHLY $8000 MORE. >>THANK YOU. >>OKAY. MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM THAT I AM PRESENTING WOULD BE THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY BUDGET OFFICE. THIS OFFICE IS ON PAGE 12 OF YOUR MEMO. THERE ARE NO STAFF IDENTIFIED ISSUES WITH THIS BUDGET, SO I WILL REVIEW THE BUDGET CHART AND INTRODUCE THE COUNCILMEMBER IDENTIFIED ISSUE. THE MAYOR HAS PROPOSED THE CITY BUDGET OFFICE TO INCREASE THE BUDGET TO ABOUT $7.3 MILLION, WHICH IS ABOUT AN 8% INCREASE OVER THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. THIS INCREASED IS DUE TO THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE, AND THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COALITION OF UNIONS. STATE PAID MEDICAL LEAVE, AND INTERNAL SERVICES COSTS. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET MAINTAINS THE SAME NUMBER OF FTEs AS THE 2019 ADOPTED AND ENDORSED BUDGETS. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA SUBMITTED A FORM A. REQUESTING A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS TO DEVELOP A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION FOR VOLUNTEERS ON THE CITY’S BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, WHOSE EMPLOYERS DO NOT PAY THEM FOR SUCH SERVICE, TO MAKE THESE ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES MORE INCLUSIVE AND SUCCESSFUL. >>I HAVE SOME NOTES FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA ASKING THAT CBO WORK WITH OUR DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, AS YOU MENTIONED, AND THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, TO DEVELOP A PROPOSAL. THE CONCEPT HERE IS THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE SERVING ON BOARDS, BUT JUST FIND UNCOMPENSATED TIME MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO PARTICIPATE, SO THIS IS NOT A MONEY ASK, AT THIS POINT, BUT IT’S AN SLI WE WILL ASK TO REVIEW IF THERE IS RANTS OR STIPENDS AVAILABLE BECAUSE WE DO HAVE 70 BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. WE WANT TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE, AND BE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE. >>MOVING ON TO MY FINAL ITEM, THE BUDGET FOR THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT. MY WRITE UP FOR THIS OFFICE IS ON PAGE 13 OF YOUR MEMO. THE BUDGET COMPARES THE ENDORSED 2020 AND PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET. FOR THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT, TOTALS WOULD BE ABOUT $17.5 MILLION GENERAL FUND, AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 8% OVER THE ENDORSED 2020 BUDGET, REFLECTING COSTS SUCH AS THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE AND THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE COALITION, AND PAID MEDICAL LEAVE, AND INTERNAL SERVICES COSTS. THE PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET MAINTAINS THE SAME NUMBER OF FTEs AS IN THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. STAFF HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED ANY ISSUES WITH THIS BUDGET. THERE IS ONE COUNCILMEMBER IDENTIFIED ISSUE RELATING TO MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER SALARIES. COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT’S PROPOSAL WOULD REDUCE THE SALARIES OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO 100% OF THE AREA MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME FOR A 1% FAMILY, WHICH WOULD BE ABOUT $76,000. THE NEW SALARY WOULD TAKE EFFECT IN 2020 FOR SEVEN OF THE NOW NINE COUNCILMEMBERS. THE SALARIES ARE STAGGERED DEPENDING ON YOUR ELECTION TERM, AND IN 2020 FOR THE REMAINING TWO COUNCILMEMBERS, AND THE MAYOR. THE CHANGE WOULD PROVIDE ABOUT $430,000 IN GENERAL FUND IN 2020 FOR OTHER COUNCIL PRIORITIES, SUCH AS SERVICES FOR RENTERS FACING EVICTION. >>ANY COMMENTS? LET’S MOVE ON, PLEASE. >>OKAY. >>I WILL TERMINOUS OVER TO CENTRAL STAFF. >>GOOD MORNING. THE NEXT ITEM IS DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, ON PAGE 14 OF YOUR MEMO. THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM SUPPORTS ENGAGEMENT ACROSS THE CITY, AND MANAGES PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY BUILDINGS LIKE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND THE PEA PATCH PROGRAM. THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED PROGRAM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS WOULD BE INCREASED BY $7 MILLION OVER THE ENDORSED 2020 BUDGET. KEY CHANGES INCLUDE $5.5 MILLION IN SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX REVENUE, $3 MILLION OF WHICH WOULD GO TO P PATCHES TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE EXISTING P PATCHES. AND $2.5 MILLION FOR A NEW HEALTHY FOOD FUND, AND COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM. STAFF WOULDBE ADDED TO SUPPORT THAT HEALTHY FOOD PROGRAM. THERE IS $65,000 IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE EIGHTH MEMORIAL PASLEY WHICH COUNCILMEMBERS HELPED TO FUND IN THE SECOND QUARTER SUPPLEMENTAL, SO THIS IS ADDITIONAL FUNDING. AND THEN THERE IS AN ADDITION OF FIVE STAFF, AND OVER $7500 OR $750,000, TO SUPPORT OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT, MOSTLY RELATED TO SDOT PROJECTS. SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. >>OKAY. THERE ARE THREE COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS. ALL PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEAD ALL OF US THROUGH ALL THREE OF THEM?>>SURE. I WILL FOLLOW YOU. >>THE FIRST IS TO ADD FUNDING TO CONTINUE TO ADD $75,000 TO CONTINUE FUNDING FOR A SOUTH PARK SAFETY COORDINATOR. >>FANTASTIC. THANK YOU. THIS WAS THE TOP PRIORITY RECOMMENDATION IN THE 2017 SOUTH PARK PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE REPORT. THE SOUTH PARK PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE WAS AN EFFORT THAT CAME AFTER A TRAGIC DEATH OF A YOUNG PERSON IN SOUTH PARK. IT WAS AN EFFORT SUPPORTED BY THIS COUNCIL, AND WE SUPPORTED MANY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE, BOTH AS IT RELATES TO TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY INTERVENTIONS, LIKE FUNDING THE PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATOR, BUT ALSO IN A NUMBER OF CAPITAL PROJECTS RELATED TO LIGHTING AND TRANSPORTATION SAFETY. THIS INDIVIDUAL IS A BILINGUAL PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATOR. THEY HAVE CONTINUED TO MEET AND HELP COORDINATE THE WORK NECESSARY TO THE COMMUNITY IN SOUTH PARK, AND I JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH FOLKS SOME MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT WORK. THIS DOCUMENT IS THE 2018 REPORT THAT LISTS NUMEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS THAT THE SOUTH PARK PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATOR WORKS WITH, AND LETTERS IN SUPPORT OF THIS POSITION FROM EACH, THE DUWAMISH RIVER CLEAN UP COALITION AND CONCORDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. >>GOOD. AND THERE IS HIGHLIGHTS FOR WORK THAT WAS DONE LAST YEAR. THE COORDINATOR WAS INVOLVED IN SEVEN CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ASSESSMENTS, AND COORDINATED 15 COMMUNITY CLEANUPS, AND ALSO COORDINATED SEVERAL SAFETY PARTNERSHIPS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATION MEETINGS, AS WELL AS COMMUNITY SAFETY,AND OUTREACH EVENTS. >>I WANT TO ADD A QUICK COMMENT. THANK YOU FOR THE YELLOW PAGES THAT YOU ARE PASSING OUT HERE. I REALLY RESPECT THE WORK THAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING IN SOUTH PARK, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, ESPECIALLY BEING DEEPLY ENGAGED, AND HELPING THEM INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PARTNERS THEY’VE BEEN WORKING WITH, I THINK, IN THE 10 YEARS THAT COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN AND I HAVE BEEN HERE, THAT WE’VE SEEN A REAL UPTICK IN ENGAGEMENT IN SOUTH PARK. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK. >>YEAH, AND I REALLY BELIEVE PEOPLE FEEL THAT IT’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE, SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR SUPPORTING MY EFFORTS THERE. >>GOOD. NEXT ITEM? >>WE WILL GO NEXT TO A NEW WESTWOOD AND SELF DELRIDGE YOUTH SAFETY PROGRAM. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, YOU ARE BACK ON. >>OKAY. THIS PROJECT WOULD ACTUALLY AND A YET TO BE DETERMINED FUNDING AMOUNT FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WESTWOOD AND SELF DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS, FOLLOWING A MODEL THAT HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN RAINIER BEACH CALLED RAINIER BEACH, A BEAUTIFUL SAFE PLACE FOR THE YOUTH. THIS MODEL IS ONE THAT WAS ACTUALLY DESIGNED BY THE CITY AUDITOR’S OFFICE, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE RAINIER BEACH ACTION COALITION, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP, AND THIS MODEL IN RAINIER BEACH HAS BEEN FUNDED THROUGH A FEDERAL GRANT, RECEIVED BY GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY CENTER CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING. IT IS ANOTHER SORT OF APPROACH TO ADDRESSING PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES. IT TIES IN WITH A PROPOSAL THAT WE’VE ALL SEEN FROM THE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION BUDGET PRIORITY LETTER, WHERE THEY RECOMMEND FUNDING FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, AND THEY ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT FOR SPECIFICALLY AGES FIVE TO 18. THE COMMUNITY SAFETY RFP RELEASED IN 2019 FOCUSED ON YOUNG ADULTS 18 TO 24. WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS APPROACH IS IT RECOGNIZES MUCH LIKE RAINIER BEACH, THERE ARE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING A MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND A HIGH SCHOOL ON THE SAME CAMPUS. WE WORKED WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO IDENTIFY WHAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY RISKS ARE. ASSOCIATED WITH AT RISK YOUTH, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY. THE IDEA BEHIND THIS FUNDING IS TO DESIGN A PROGRAM SIMILAR TO WHAT THEY HAVE IN RAINIER BEACH. AS AN INTERVENTION TO ENSURE THAT AT-RISK YOUTH ARE NOT GETTING CAUGHT UP IN OUR SCHOOL- TO-PRISON PIPELINE, AND INTO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, COMING UP WITH INTERVENTIONS. >>NEXT ITEM. >>MOVING ON, WE HAVE FUNDING FOR SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATER’S PUBLIC WORKS SEATTLE PROGRAM. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU. THIS FUNDING WOULD BE ONE TIME FUNDING TO FILL THE GAP CAUSED BY THE DECREASE IN THE AWARD AMOUNT AVAILABLE FROM THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING FUND. BEFORE THIS YEAR, ORGANIZATIONS WERE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE $100,000 FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING FUND. BEFORE 2019, THE CAP ON AWARDS CHANGED TO 25,000. THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM IS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION. THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS CHANGED APPLICATION CRITERIA EARLIER THIS YEAR FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING FUND IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE THE $100,000 AWARD LEVEL BECAUSE MANY PROJECTS WERE NOT ABLE TO MEET THE THRESHOLD. THIS IS ONE PROGRAM THAT WAS ABLE TO, SIMILARLY TO THE EIGHTH MEMORIAL PATHWAY PROGRAM THAT WE LOOKED AT USING THE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PROCESS TO ADDRESS THE SAME PROBLEM CREATED BY THE CHANGE IN FUNDING, BUT ONLY FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT. I HAD SUGGESTED DURING THE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PROCESS THAT WE ALSO ADDRESS THE SEATTLE REPS SHORTFALL CREATED THROUGH THIS CHANGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING FUND, BUT WE AGREED WE WOULD ONLY WORK ON THE EIGHTH MEMORIAL PATHWAY FUNDING REQUEST, AND HOLD THIS FOR THE BUDGET PROCESS. HERE I AM, BRINGING IT FORWARD AGAIN. JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS. IT WAS LAUNCHED IN 2016. IT IS MODELED AFTER NEW YORK CITY’S PUBLIC THEATER. IT WORKS DEEPLY WITH COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO INVITE PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO TAKE THEATER CLASSES. NOT JUST THEATER CLASSES, BUT SET BUILDING CLASSES, ATTEND PERFORMANCE EVENTS, AND JOIN IN ON THE CREATIVE WORKS OF PARTICIPATORY THEATER. 85% OF PARTICIPANTS ARE LOW INCOME. 48% ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR. 39% ARE YOUNG PEOPLE AND 32% ARE SENIORS. AGAIN, THESE EFFORTS ARE NOT JUST ABOUT BRINGING PEOPLE TO WATCH THEATER. IT’S ABOUT HAVING THEM PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATION OF THEATER THROUGH ALL STAGES OF THE CREATION OF A PIECE OF ARTWORK FOR THE PUBLIC. IT’S REALLY A TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE FOLKS WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT, AND I HOPE WE CAN FIND SOME FUNDING TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR IT TO CONTINUE. >>YOU MAY HAVE SAID THIS. I APOLOGIZE IF I MISSED IT, BUT THE REPS RECEIVED $25,000 THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING GRANTS, BUT BECAUSE WE WENT FROM $100,000-$25,000, PEOPLE COULD APPLY, AND WE’VE HEARD FROM SOME THAT SAY THAT’S NOT ENOUGH FOR US TO PLAN. >>EXACT SAME SITUATION THAT WE HELPED WITH THE EIGHTH MEMORIAL PATHWAY. THEY WERE EXACTLY IN THE SAME SITUATION. WE USED THE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PROCESS TO ADDRESS THEIR ISSUE. I PROPOSE THAT WE ALSO HELP THE REP OUT DURING THIS SUPPLEMENTAL, BUT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO BRING IT BACK DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS. >>VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS? >>WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. >>THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES FOR BEING HERE. WE ARE NOW ON ITEM 8, ON PAGE 16, AND WE HAVE THROUGH 20 TO GO. I HOPE, WE ARE GOING TO HANG IN HERE UNTIL YOU GET THROUGH ALL 20. >>FAS PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR THE CITY’S VEHICULAR FLEET FACILITIES, BUSINESS REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT, FINANCIAL SERVICES, CITY CUSTOMER SERVICES, AND RUNS THE SEATTLE ANIMAL SHELTER. THE BUDGET IS INCREASED BY ONLY $17 MILLION. KEY CHANGES INCLUDE $2.2 MILLION FOR THE PLAN TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES. $2.2 MILLION FOR A WATERFRONT LATE PAYMENT FOR CITY FACILITIES. $881,000 TO SUPPORT THE WATERFRONT LOCAL IMPROVEMENT ADMINISTRATION. $233,000 FOR THE RV REMEDIATION PROGRAM CALLED $600,000 FOR THE HEATING OIL TAX. $683,000 AND FOUR POSITIONS FOR CITY ACCOUNTING PERMIT IMMIGRATION AND HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT I.T. PROGRAMS. $5 MILLION ARE ADDED TO THE ADJUSTMENT AND CLAIMS FUND, AND $179,000 AND A POSITION ARE ADDED FOR I 1000 IMPLEMENTATION. ON THE CAPITAL SIDE, THERE IS ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR FIRE STATION 31. THERE WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT JUST LAST WEEK, AND I’VE HEARD FROM CBO, THAT AMOUNT WILL NEED TO BE INCREASED TO IMPLEMENT THE PLAN THAT WAS PROPOSED BY $800,000 IN 2020 FOR A TEMPORARY FACILITY, AND THEY ARE ESTIMATING THE TOTAL COST FOR THE FIRE STATION REPLACEMENT WILL BE ABOUT $43,000 BASED ON PREVIOUS FIRE STATION PROJECTS. THE CAPITAL PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES SPACE IN THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL SPACE TOWER FOR THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, AND THE EXPANSION OF THE CITY POLICE COMMISSION. THERE IS A REDUCTION IN THE FAS BUDGET DUE TO A DELAY IN THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL TOWER ELEVATOR REHABILITATION PROJECT. FUNDING IS TRANSFERRED TO SEATTLE CITY AND PARKS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS. THERE IS TWO PIECES OF LEGISLATION RELATED TO FAS THAT YOU WILL SEE. THEY BOTH ALIGN THE TAX REGULATIONS WITH CHANGES TO STATE LAWS. WE HAVE THREE COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS. THE FIRST IS TO CREATE A PARENT- INFANT ROOM. COUNCILMEMBER BAGHSAW. >>I THINK WE TALKED ABOUT THE’S. I WAS ALERTED THAT THE EXECUTIVE IN THE BUDGET OFFICE WAS NOT KEEN ON PURSUING CHILDCARE BEHIND THE COFFEE CARD. THAT WAS SOMETHING COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AND I HAD ADVANCED LAST YEAR. I THINK OTHERS SUPPORTED IT. WE ASKED TO GET A REAL REVIEW ON WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN PUT CHILDCARE IN CITY HALL. IT CAME BACK WITH A HIGH PRICE TAG, AND ALSO, WHAT I HEARD FROM THE EXECUTIVES IS THAT THEY WOULD RATHER PUT THAT MONEY INTO OTHER CHILDCARE SERVICES AROUND THE CITY TO ENHANCE WHAT MAY ALREADY BE THERE, OR TO HELP LOW INCOME AREAS. WITH THAT, WE KNOW THERE ARE FAMILIES, MOMS, AND DADS, THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEIR INFANTS TO WORK, WHEREAS I SUPPORT THAT ENTIRELY. WE KNOW THAT INFANTS GET A LITTLE FUSSY SOMETIMES. WE SUGGESTED THAT HAVING A ROOM DEDICATED IN CITY HALL AND IN SMT, AND WHEREVER WE HAVE FAMILIES AND WORKERS, THAT WE HAVE SPACE FOR THEM. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FANCY. BUT A PLACE WHERE PARENTS CAN GO IF THE INFANT IS GETTING A LITTLE BIT FUSSY. IT CAN BE USED FOR PUMPING, BREAST-FEEDING, EVEN PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN WORK. MY VISION OF THIS IS SOME REASONABLE, COMFY COUCHES. I WILL DONATE THE ONE THAT’S IN MY OFFICE WHEN I LEAVE. JUST MAKING IT A KINDLY, QUIET PLACE FOR THE CHILD TO CALM DOWN. I THINK EVEN THOUGH I’M GOING TO WANT TO PURSUE THE CHILDCARE FACILITY, I CAN ALSO SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL THIS YEAR, AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SAY, WE WANT A PLACE IN OUR OWN LEGISLATIVE REPS. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FEW BABIES. HAVING PLACES FOR THEM TO GO, I THINK WOULD BE A WONDERFUL OPTION. I AM GOING TO ASK FOR MY COLLEAGUES’ SUPPORT ON THIS. ANY QUESTIONS? >>I LIKE IT. >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>THE NEXT ITEM WAS HINTED AT. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA HAS A PROPOSAL TO CREATE A CHILDCARE FACILITY IN CITY HALL. >>I WILL SPEAK TO THIS IN GENERAL. I’VE ALREADY MENTIONED IT. LAST YEAR, WE URGED AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT WHAT IT WOULD COST TO DO THIS IN CITY HALL. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO PEOPLE. THEY DID THAT ANALYSIS FOR US. WE ALSO WENT AND LOOKED AT WHAT THE COUNTY HAS DONE, RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO US IN THE SHOCK BUILDING, WHERE THEY HAVE A FABULOUS DAY CARE THAT IS OPERATED BY THE NORTHWEST CENTER, AND THAT CENTER INCLUDES, AND I BELIEVE IT’S 20%, CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, AND THEY ARE INCORPORATED INTO EACH OF THE CHILDCARE ROOMS, AND IT’S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE HOW WELL ALL OF THE KIDS ARE LEARNING, MERGING, AND SUPPORTING EACH OTHER. THAT WOULD BE OUR VISION, TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. NORTHWEST CENTER IS INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US TO HAVE A CHILDCARE CENTER IN CITY HALL. THAT SAID, WE ARE SAYING IT’S $400 MILLION TO BUILD OUT BEHIND THE COFFEE CART. I DON’T HAVE ANY WAY TO DISPUTE THAT, BUT IT CERTAINLY IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY. I THINK WE SHOULD CARRY THIS FORWARD. WE CAN BRING IT UP HAVING A MINIMUM OF 58 CHILDREN WITH OPERATIONAL COSTS BEING SIGNIFICANT. WE KNOW THAT. NONETHELESS, I THINK WE OUGHT TO BE THE LEADERS IN THIS. THE CHILDCARE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN EVERY EMPLOYER’S BUILDING SO IT’S AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES. THAT’S WHAT COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA HAS BROUGHT FORWARD, AND THE IDEA IS $4.36 MILLION. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS? I WELCOME THEM. >>LONG-OVERDUE. PARDON THE PUN. >>[ LAUGHTER ] THANK YOU. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP MOVING. THANK YOU. >>THE NEXT ITEM, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD HAS A PROPOSAL TO REDUCE THE THRESHOLD FOR THE PRIORITY HIRING CONTRACT FROM $500 MILLION TO PROJECTS WITH A $2.5 MILLION COST. >>AS FOLKS KNOW, THIS CREATES ACCESS TO CONSTRUCTION CAREERS FOR WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND OTHERS WITH SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGES. BRAZEN CITY FUNDED AND PRIVATE FUNDED PROJECTS, THE PROGRAM PRIORITIZES THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREAS. THE CURRENT PROGRAM APPLIES TO WORKS OF $5 MILLION OR MORE, REDUCING THE THRESHOLD TO $2.5 MILLION WOULD RESULT IN DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS PER YEAR. THREE NEW FTEs WOULD ADMINISTER THE EXPANDED PROGRAM, PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, MONITORING AND REPORTING ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRIORITY HIRING PROGRAM. THE FAS ESTIMATES 6 TO 12 NEW PROJECTS WOULD BE ADDED IF THE THRESHOLD WAS REDUCED TO $2.5 MILLION. WE KNOW THAT FROM THE 2018 PRIORITY HIRE REPORT THAT WORKERS IN ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREAS AND $10 MILLION MORE IN WAGES AFTER THE PROJECT DONE BEFORE. CWA PROJECTS COMPARED TO NON- CWA PROJECTS, AND 416 PRE- APPRENTICESHIP GRADUATES, AND INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING CLEAR NAVIGATION SERVICES, WERE PLACED INTO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THROUGH SEATTLE INVESTMENTS, SO AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO NOT JUST GIVING PEOPLE JOBS, BUT GETTING PEOPLE CAREER WAGE JOBS IS REALLY VITAL IN DOING THAT WORK. WE CAN HELP MORE PEOPLE. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANY MORE COMMENTS? >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. IT’S AN APPROPRIATE TIME TO DO IT. IT’S BUILDING ON A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT TO BOARD. >>GREAT. LET’S MOVE ON TO OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. >>THAT IS ON PAGE 19 OF YOUR MEMO. OPCD LEADS CITYWIDE AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING INITIATIVES. THE BUDGET IS INCREASED BY $18.5 MILLION. MOST OF THAT IS A $15 MILLION, ONE-TIME REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR PROPERTY ACQUISITION. FUNDED THROUGH THE MERCER MAKE BLOCK SALE. $500,000 WOULD SUPPORT THE FUND, AND ITS STRATEGIC ACQUISITION FUND. IS CURRENTLY PLACED IN FINANCE GENERAL. IN 2023, THE CITY WILL NEED TO UPDATE ITS CONFERENCE PLAN, AND THERE ARE TWO EDITIONS RELATED TO THE MAJOR BODY OF WORK. $500,000 FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY AND $100,000 FOR OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT. FINALLY, THERE IS A $134,000 FOR SOUND TRANSIT THREE PLANNING, A TRANSFER FROM THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. THERE IS ALSO LEGISLATION TO EXTEND THE INTERFUND LOAN PENDING THE SALE OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING BLOCK ACROSS THE STREET. WE’RE GETTING CLOSE TO SEEING PERMITS FOR THAT DEVELOPMENT. ONCE THOSE ARE ISSUED, WE CAN CLOSE THAT TRANSACTION. >>YOU ARE GRINNING. I APPRECIATE THIS. I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG THAT PITT HAS BEEN THERE, BUT I’VE TOLD PEOPLE BEFORE, WHEN I WAS IN THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, OVER THERE, IN THAT CORNER OF THE BUILDING. I’VE BEEN LOOKING AT 90 DEGREES AT THAT PITT FOR AT LEAST 15 YEARS NOW. IT USED TO HAVE JUST MALLARD DUCKS SWIMMING DOWN THERE. I ASKED FRED PODESTA, CAN WE JUST MAKE IT A TINY HOME VILLAGE UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO BUILD? OF COURSE, THEY TOLD ME NO. WE’RE SO CLOSE, AND THERE IS A REAL SIGN ON THE WALL, I NOTICED, THAT HAD NOT BEEN GRAFFITIED YET. WHAT IS THE TIMELINE? >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>WHEN AM I GOING TO SEE A BUILDING COMING UP? >>BEST CASE FOR PERMIT ISSUANCE WOULD BE DECEMBER, BUT PROBABLY FIRST QUARTER NEXT YEAR. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PULL THEIR PERMANENCE. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>I’M CONSIDERING LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE COUNCILMEMBER BAGHSAW NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE PERMITS ARE ISSUED. >>THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THIS. LET’S KEEP MOVING. THAT’S A BAD SUGGESTION, COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, BUT THANK YOU. >>THERE ARE THREE COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSALS RELATED TO DO FOR THE OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING. THE FIRST IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA ON OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT FUNDS FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE UNTIL COUNCIL CAN BE BRIEFED ON THE PLAN FOR THOSE FUNDS. >>ARE YOU SPEAKING TO THIS? >>I WOULD LOVE TO SPEAK TO IT. I HAVE SOME NOTES FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. THIS IS SOMETHING IT SUPPORTS, AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO CHANNEL COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, BUT SHE AND HER TEAM CAN FILL IN ANY BLANKS. WE ARE ALL AWARE THAT THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN GOES THROUGH A MAJOR UPDATE. I THINK IT’S OVER EIGHT YEARS, IS THAT RIGHT? WE ARE BEGINNING THAT CYCLE. WE HAVE OBVIOUSLY SEEN A LOT OF GROWTH IN THE CITY, IN THE LAST DECADE, AND THERE IS A DESIRE, I THINK, FROM A LOT OF US, TO BE VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT WHAT THAT GROWTH LOOKS LIKE GOING FORWARD. IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET, THE COUNCIL HAD AN SLI THAT REQUESTED THE DEPARTMENTS USE THE RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT, AND SOME OTHER PREPLANNING WORK. WE’VE HAD A RESPONSE TO THAT THAT THE FINAL RESPONSE ISN’T DUE FOR A MONTH AND A HALF. THIS WOULD GO FURTHER, AND ASK THAT THEY PROVISO SOME FUNDS TO ENSURE THAT IN THE OPD OUTREACH PROCESS, AS THEY PLAN FOR THE NEW CUMBERLANDS OF PLAN, THAT THEY DO THE FULL RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT, INCLUDING THE OUTREACH PROGRAM TO COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED. I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF POINTS THAT COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S TEAM HAS MADE TO ME. DOING A RACIAL TOOLKIT AROUND THE URBAN VILLAGE IS INTENDED TO NOT BE A BUSINESS AS USUAL RECOGNIZING THAT THE GROSS THAT HAS HAPPENED THROUGHOUT OUR CITY HAS, BY DESTINATION, BEEN EQUITABLE. IT HAS BEEN VERY CONCENTRATED IN OUR URBAN VILLAGES, WHICH MEANS 75% OF THE RESIDENTIAL LAND HAS RECEIVED ALMOST NO GROSS, AND IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT AS WE DO THIS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, THAT THEY BRING BACK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS DIRECTLY RELATED TO WHERE THE GROWTH NEEDS TO HAPPEN, AND TIE THAT CLOSELY TO THE DISPLACEMENT WE SEEN IN OUR CITIES, AND MAKE SURE WE ARE INCORPORATING PEOPLE MOST IMPACTED BY THAT DISPLACEMENT INTO THE PROPOSALS THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT. IT’S ANTICIPATED THERE WERE RECOMMENDATIONS TO CREATE MORE HOUSING ACCESS IN 75% OF THE CITY THAT’S CURRENTLY OUT OF REACH FOR ALL BUT THE HIGHEST EARNERS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY ADDRESSING HISTORIC INEQUITIES AND DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES CAUSED BY DISCRIMINATORY PUBLIC POLICY. THIS IS SOMETHING I AM EXCITED TO SEE THE CITY DOING NEXT YEAR, AND I AM THRILLED TO SUPPORT. >>THANK YOU. NEXT IS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. >>THAT’S FROM COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. IT PROVIDES FUNDING FOR A GROUP TO WORK WITH BLACK CHURCHES IN THE CENTRAL AREA, AND IN DEVELOPING PARKING LOTS, AND MIXED-USE PROJECTS. >>ANY COMMENTS? >>A QUICK COMMENT. I AM SENSITIVE TO CERTAINLY ENCOURAGING THAT GROUP. I WANT TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE DO HAVE AN EDI FUNDING PROCESS IT’S VERY COMMUNITY DRIVEN. I’VE BEEN VERY IMPRESSED WITH IT. THERE ARE WAY MORE PROJECTS THAT COME THROUGH THAT PROCESS AND THERE IS CURRENTLY FUNDING FOR, BUT HAVING THE COMMUNITY COLLABORATE ON IDENTIFYING THE PRIORITIES FOR COMMUNITY CAR ON HOW TO SEQUENCE THEM, I THINK IS VERY VALUABLE TO THE CITY. I WANT TO BE CAUTIOUS THAT WE DON’T INADVERTENTLY SHORT- CIRCUIT A PROCESS THAT I BELIEVE HAS BEEN WORKING VERY WELL. TO THE EXTENT THAT THIS IS A PROJECT THAT GOES THROUGH THAT PROCESS, AND DIDN’T SCORE HIGHLY, AND IS UNLIKELY TO SCORE HIGHLY FOR CERTAIN REASONS, I AM OPEN TO LOOKING AT QUESTIONS THERE, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT PICKING THE PROJECTS ARE EDI, AND SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY PROCESS TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE REALLY GOOD PROJECTS THAT AREN’T GETTING FUNDING. I WOULD RATHER FOCUS OUR EFFORTS ON INCREASING THE FUNDING, SO MORE PROJECTS CAN MOVE FORWARD. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. THE NEXT ITEM IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL FOR A COMMUNITY DRIVEN THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE US A FEW SENTENCES? >>THE FUNDING WOULD BE FOR A REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT TO HELP COMMUNITY DRIVEN PROJECTS WHEEL AND DEAL. IT WOULD BE A GROUP WITH DEEP EXPERIENCE IN THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN COMMUNITY. >>ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD? THANK YOU. LET’S MOVE ON TO PAGE 22. BUT THIS IS AMY GORE. >>WELCOME TO THE TABLE. >>THIS IS ON PAGE 22. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE OFFICE OF HEARING EXAMINER. THE OFFICE OF HEARING EXAMINER IS AN INDEPENDENT OFFICE OF THE CITY RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING FAR AND IMPARTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS AS AUTHORIZED BY THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. THE OFFICE HOLDS HEARINGS AND DECIDES APPEALS IN CASES WHERE CITIZENS DISAGREE WITH A DECISION MADE BY A CITY OF SEATTLE AGENCY. THE OFFICE OF HEARING EXAMINER’S 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IS JUST OVER $1 MILLION. THIS REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF ABOUT $73,000, WHICH INCLUDES TAKING ONE PART-TIME FTE TO A FULL-TIME FTE. THIS IS IN ANTICIPATION OF AN INCREASED WORKLOAD TO HEAR APPEALS OF FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF COUNCIL BILL 119650, WHICH COUNCIL PASSED IN SEPTEMBER, AND GIVES SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT CITATION AUTHORITY. THERE IS ONE PROPOSAL FOR THE OFFICE FROM COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>SORRY. >>JUMP RIGHT IN. >>THIS COMES DIRECTLY FROM THE OFFICE OF HEARING EXAMINER. IT EXTENDS CONVERSATIONS I’VE HAD AROUND REFORM OF THE SEPA BILL WE PASSED TWO WEEKS AGO. THE EXAMINER IDENTIFY TWO LOW- COST INVESTMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE TO ADDRESS LENGTHY HEARING TIMES AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES WITHIN THE OFFICE. THE FIRST IS A ONE-TIME FUNDING OF $8000 TO PAY FOR PORTABLE HEARING EQUIPMENT. THE HEARING EXAMINER HAS ACCESS TO TWO HEARING ROOMS, ONLY A ONE OF WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE LARGE MULTI-HEARING POPULATIONS, SO WHEN APPEALS ARE BEING HEARD, OTHER HEARINGS ARE SILENT FOR MONTHS BECAUSE THERE’S NO PHYSICAL ROOM TO HEAR THEM. PORTABLE HEARING EQUIPMENT WOULD ALLOW THE HEARING EXAMINER TO HUMBLE OTHER HEARINGS, AND GIVE THE HEARING EXAMINER THE ABILITY TO HOLD HEARINGS IN THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE IMPACTED BY THE DECISION, TO OPEN THE PROCESS TO MORE PEOPLE. THE SECOND PIECE OF THIS BUDGET ADD WOULD BE $17,000 OF ONGOING FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE PARTICIPATION OF A CITY PLANNER FOR HEARING EXAMINER APPEALS. CURRENTLY, MEDIATION IS SEEN AS TOO COSTLY FOR MANY APPELLANTS BECAUSE THEY MUST BEAR THE COST OF THE PLAN ARE PARTICIPATING THEMSELVES. THE ZONING WOULD ALLOW MORE APPEALS TO AVOID LENGTHY HEARINGS BY MAKING MEDIATION A MORE AFFORDABLE, AND ACCESSIBLE OPTION. FINALLY, I SHARED A COPY OF THE LETTER THAT THE HEARING EXAMINER SENT TO ALL OF US ON OCTOBER 8 REQUESTING THESE BUDGET ADDITIONS. >>THANK YOU. ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON THAT? I WILL JUST ADD THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WORK ON THIS, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, AND I APPRECIATE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THE HEARING EXAMINER. WE PASSED THE CPA REFORM A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. I KNOW THAT THE HEARING EXAMINER HAD EXPRESSED SOME CONCERNS IN ADVANCE ABOUT DO BELIEVE WE HAVE SHARED GOALS TO KEEP HIS OFFICE ROBUST, AND DO THINGS AS TIMELY AS POSSIBLE, SO I REALLY APPRECIATE HIS ONGOING ENGAGEMENT IN HELPING GIVE US CLARITY ON WHAT THE TYPES OF INVESTMENTS COULD BE, AND I PARTICULARLY APPRECIATE THAT HE HAS IDENTIFIED SOME LOW- COST INVESTMENTS BUT WILL HOPEFULLY EASE UP SOME PAIN POINTS, SO WE WILL SEE RECOGNITION WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE. NEXT ONE. >>NEXT, I WILL MOVE TO THE OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE AFFAIRS. THIS IS ON PAGE 23 OF THE MEMO. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THIS OFFICE IS $3.9 MILLION. AS WE DISCUSSED DURING THE 2017 BRIEFING, APPROPRIATIONS TO THE OFFICE DECREASED 22% FROM THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. THIS IS PRIMARILY DUE TO TWO CHANGES. FIRST, A CHANGE IN THE ACCOUNTING OF SOME GRANTS THAT USUALLY COME IN, LATER IN THE YEAR, WHICH WE’RE STILL EXPECTING BUT DON’T WANT TO PUT ON THE BOOKS UNTIL WE ACTUALLY RECEIVE THEM. SECOND BECAUSE KING COUNTY WILL BE DOING CONTRACTING FOR THE EXPANDED LEGAL DEFENSE NETWORK, RATHER THAN GIVING THOSE FUNDS TO THE CITY TO DISTRIBUTE. THERE ARE THREE COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSALS AT THIS PROCESS. THE FIRST IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER WALLACE. >>THE FIRST ITEM WOULD ADD AN ADDITIONAL $750,000 TO THE BUDGET FOR THE OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE AFFAIRS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY CHANGES THAT IMPACTS IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IS BECOMING INTENSE, AND INCREASING EVERY SINGLE DAY. SOME OF THOSE ACTIONS ARE FORCING FAMILIES TO LITERALLY CHOOSE TO GO HUNGRY OR FORGO HEALTHCARE, AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICES THAT KEEP THEIR FAMILIES HEALTH AND HEALTHY, AND ALL BECAUSE OF THEIR REASONABLE FEAR OF DEPORTATION, AND BECOMING ENTANGLED IN THE IMMIGRATION FOR-PROFIT JAIL SYSTEM. OUR COMMUNITY EXPECTS TO KNOW, SOMETIME NEXT YEAR, HOW THE U.S. SUPREME COURT WILL WEIGH IN ON ISSUES LIKE DACA OR TPS. THE PROPOSED RULE CHANGES AROUND PUBLIC CHARGER ALREADY HAVING A NEGATIVE IMPACT IN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES, AND ACHIEVING COMP’S GOALS OF SCARING FAMILIES INTO THE SHADOWS PARK SO EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS POSITIVE MOVEMENT, THE EFFECT OF FEAR AND INTIMIDATION IS, UNFORTUNATELY, A BILL THAT CANNOT BE WRONG BECAUSE OF ACTIONS BY THIS ADMINISTRATION. ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SAID THERE’S A GROWING NEED FOR A RAPID RESPONSE FUND IN LIGHT OF THESE ONGOING ATTACKS ON THE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION. THIS WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THE ONE CREATED IN 2017 TO RESPOND TO EMERGING THREATS THROUGH SPECIALIZED CLINICS AND DEEPER COMMUNITY EDUCATION AROUND THINGS LIKE POLICY CHANGES RELATED TO THE PUBLIC CHARGE RULE TO HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO MITIGATE THE DISRUPTION ON THE LIVES OF IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN OUR COMMUNITIES. I WOULD IMAGINE THE $750,000 WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE ORDINARY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS, AND WOULD BE FLASHED INTO COMMUNITY TO MEET THE ONGOING AND IMMEDIATE NEEDS OF THE IMMIGRANT REFUGEE COMMUNITY IN THE FACE OF THESE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULE CHANGES THAT ALL OF US, I THINK, APPRECIATE THE DEPTH AND COMPLEXITY OF THOSE ISSUES WHEN WE HAD THE DIRECTOR AT THE TABLE, WALKING US THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF THE WORK THEY DO EVERY DAY. >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>I WANT TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR ONE AND TWO, BUT I WILL GIVE MY REASONS WHY IN NUMBER THREE. >>THANK YOU. SHALL WE GO ON TO THE NEXT ITEM?>>THE SECOND ITEM IS TO ADD ONE FTE. THAT IS ALSO FROM COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. >>THIS WOULD BE COMPLEMENTARY TO WHAT I JUST DESCRIBED. WE HAVE HEARD FROM LARRY THAT THEY ARE CONTINUING TO ADDRESS AND DEAL WITH THE VAST AMOUNT AND VOLUME OF POLICY CHANGES THAT SEEM TO BE COMING OUT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION EVERY DAY. ALL INTENDED TO ATTACK AND CREATE A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN OUR CITY, WHETHER THEY ARE HERE WITH DOCUMENTATION OR WITHOUT. IT MATTERS LITTLE TO THIS ADMINISTRATION. THEY JUST WANT TO CREATE A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT TO DISCOURAGE IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES FROM FULLY INTEGRATING INTO OUR COMMUNITIES. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PROVIDE YRA A SINGLE, FULL- TIME EMPLOYEE EQUIVALENT TO FOCUS IN ON THOSE FEDERAL POLICY CHANGES THAT ARE HAVING A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON THE LOCAL IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY, AND REALLY BE ABLE TO SUPPORT SOME OF THE WORK THAT THE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS WOULD BE DOING SHOULD THAT BE FUNDED. >>THANK YOU. NEXT ITEM, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>WHEN I WAS FIRST APPOINTED, I OPENED UP A DISTRICT OFFICE IN UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. OVER THE SUMMER, DURING OFFICE HOURS, I WOULD HEAR FROM CONSTITUENTS AS THEY WERE SEEING IMAGES OVER THE SUMMER ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER, AND THE HE FLEW SHALL NOT BE NAMED ADMINISTRATION WAS DOING AT THIS OTHER BORDER. CONSTITUENTS WANTED THE CITY TO DO MORE. THAT’S WHY I AM SUPPORTIVE OF ONE AND TWO. THE TWO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ HAS OFFERED. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN I WORKED AT THE OFFICE OF MINORITY AFFAIRS, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, I WOULD HEAR FROM OTHER STAFF MEMBERS, THE ANXIETIES THAT SO MANY UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS WOULD HAVE ABOUT BOTH THEIR RENEWAL, OR IMMIGRATION STATUS, AND SO FORTH. SO, MY OFFICE HAD INQUIRED TO YRA ON WHAT WE WERE DOING. IN 2018, THE OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE AFFAIRS WAS ABLE TO USE $20,000 IN ONE- TIME FUNDING TO WORK WITH NONPROFIT 21 PROGRESS TO PROVIDE GUNS GRANTS TO HELP DACA RECIPIENTS WITH THE DACA RENEWAL FEE WITH THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON DACA’S EIGHT LUMING AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE PROGRAM COULD SETTLE AT A FUTURE DATE, I BELIEVE WE SHOULD PROVIDE ANOTHER ROUND OF ONE-TIME FUNDING TO HELP DREAMERS RESTORE THEIR STATUS BEFORE THE PROGRAM ENDS. I PLAN FORWARD ONE-TIME FUNDS FOR THIS WORK, AND I HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WITH 21 PROGRESS IN YRA. THERE MAY BE INTEREST FROM PRIVATE DONORS, AS WELL. ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, GROWING UP, MY TWO OLDER SISTERS WERE UNDOCUMENTED, AND MY MOTHER USED TO ALWAYS SAY TO US, NO MATTER WHAT, WE ALWAYS HAD TO PROTECT THEM. I AM IN PURSUIT OF THIS NOT JUST BECAUSE OF MY EXPERIENCES AT THE OFFICE OF MINORITY AFFAIRS, NOT JUST BECAUSE OF WHAT I HEARD FROM CONSTITUENTS, BUT BECAUSE I THINK THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING AS A CITY. WE SHOULD BE ASKING, WHAT CAN WE DO? THIS IS A SMALL STEP, BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE A BIG CHANGE AND DIFFERENCE MAKER FOR SO MANY OF THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE, NOT JUST IN MY DISTRICT, BUT THE 7300 PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDOCUMENTED ACROSS THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN AREA. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THANK YOU, AMY. >>I WILL BEGIN WITH DISCUSSION OF THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES. THIS IS THE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECRUITING, HIRING, AND SUPPORTING THE CITY’S WORKFORCE AS WELL AS ADMINISTRATING COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IS FOR $323 MILLION. THAT IS COMPRISED OF $25 MILLION FOR THE OPERATIONS BUDGET, AND $298 MILLION FOR THE PERSONNEL COMPENSATION TRUST FUND. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL $6 MILLION FOR THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. SOME NOTABLE ADDITIONS THAT COMPRISE THE $6 MILLION INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE WAGE STUDY. FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, A COMPREHENSIVE WAGE STUDY WOULD BE CONDUCTED OF CITY REPRESENTED JOB TITLES WITH CURRENT MARKET RATES, CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY, AND THE COALITION OF CITY UNIONS. THE STUDY WOULD EVALUATE APPROXIMATELY 650 TITLES CITYWIDE WITH AN ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF DECEMBER 31. ANOTHER NOTABLE ADDITION IS APPROXIMATELY $336,000 FOR A SCOPING STUDY ON REPLACING THE HRIS EV FIVE APPLICATION. THAT IS THE SYSTEM THAT THE CITY USES FOR EMPLOYEE TIMEKEEPING, PAYROLL, BASIC HR MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THE SYSTEM HAS REACHED THE AND OF ITS USEFUL LIFE, AND SO HST ARE IS SCOPING OUT A REPLACEMENT, PROPOSING $336,000 AND ESTIMATING THERE WOULD BE AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR’S BUDGET. NEXT IS A PROPOSED ADDITION OF 11.5 STAFF MEMBERS. 7.5 OF THEM WOULD BE ONGOING. FUNDED PRIMARILY THROUGH CENTRAL COST ALLOCATIONS, SO DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WOULD BE ADDING MONEY TO FUND THOSE POSITIONS, AND THEN FOUR EMPLOYEES THAT WOULD BE IN TIME- LIMITED, TEMPORARY POSITIONS. FOR BUDGET LEGISLATION, THERE IS A PROPOSED COUNCIL BILL THAT WOULD ESTABLISH A NEW EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAM FOR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS. THIS LEGISLATION WOULD BE COMPRISED OF AMENDMENTS TO THE EMPLOYEE GIVING ORDINANCE THAT HAS BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE 1988, AND THIS PROPOSAL WOULD ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT TO HAVE THE CHARITABLE GIVING PROGRAM HAPPEN THROUGH PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS, AND THERE WOULD BE A DESIGNATED CAMPAIGN ADMINISTRATOR TO ACTUALLY RUN THE PROGRAM RATHER THAN THE CITY. OR THERE COULD BE THE ISSUE OF THAT HAPPENING WITH THIS DESIGNATED CAMPAIGN ADMINISTRATOR, OR THE CITY. THE DESIGNATED CAMPAIGN ADMINISTRATOR WOULD BE A QUALIFIED, NONPROFIT, THIRD- PARTY ADMINISTRATOR THAT WOULD LEAD THE CAMPAIGN, PROVIDE FULL CAMPAIGN SUPPORT, AND DISTRIBUTE THE EMPLOYEE DONATIONS. AS BACKGROUND FOR THIS CHANGE, SDR STATES THAT, SINCE INITIAL MENTATION IN 1988, THE PROGRAM EXPANDED SIGNIFICANTLY, AND STAFFING COULDN’T KEEP UP TO MEET THE INTENSIFIED PROGRAM DEMANDS. THERE WAS AN AUDIT, AND AN INVESTIGATION SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT SHOWED A STRONG NEED FOR MORE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, AND MORE INTERNAL CONTROLS. IN THE 2018 PROPOSED BUDGET, THE SCH ARE ACTUALLY RECOMMENDED AGGREGATING ONE OF THE POSITIONS THAT WAS HANDLING THIS CHARITABLE GIVING CAMPAIGN, AND MOVING TOWARDS THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATION, WHICH IS ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE AUDIT, AND THE INVESTIGATION. SINCE THE ADOPTED BUDGET DID AGGREGATE THAT POSITION, SINCE THEN, THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN TAKING STEPS TO DISCONTINUE PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS. THAT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN ON JANUARY 7 OF NEXT YEAR. THE PLAN TO INFORM PARTICIPATING NONPROFITS OF THE CHANGE THIS WEEK, AND THEN THERE WILL BE A TWO-WEEK CHARITABLE GIVING CAMPAIGN RUN BY UNITED WAY OF KING COUNTY. REMOVING PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FROM THE EMPLOYEE GIVING CAMPAIGNS, AND 2018 10% OF CITY EMPLOYEES DONATED ABOUT $644,000 TO ALMOST 700 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. AN EXAMPLE OF THE SIZE OF SUCH DONATIONS, NORTHWEST HARVEST RECEIVED $34,000. ABOUT $8000 PER QUARTER. ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS 15 EMPLOYEES COLLECTED THE DONATION OF $5000 TO NEW BEGINNINGS FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. GIVEN THIS HISTORY OF GIVING THAT HAS BEEN A CONSISTENT SOURCE OF FUNDING, THE COUNCIL COULD CONSIDER AMENDING THE BILL TO REQUIRE AN ENHANCED CHARITABLE GIVING CAMPAIGN DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION. PERHAPS, TWO CAMPAIGNS OR ENVELOPE EXTENDED CAMPAIGN. >>I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF MOVING FORWARD WITH BOBBY HUME’S RECOMMENDATION. IN 1988, THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS DONATE BUTTONS ON THE INTERNET, AND WE DIDN’T HAVE THE KIND OF FUNDRAISERS WE SEE ALL FALL AND ALL SPRING FOR SOME OF OUR CHARITALE DONATIONS. ONE OF MY CONCERNS ABOUT THE PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS IS IT TOOK LIKE 7% OR 8% OUT, SO IT WASN’T FREE TO THE INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE DONATING THE MONEY, AND THEN THERE WERE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS BY THE ORGANIZATION RECEIVING THE MONEY, SO I THINK THERE WERE PEOPLE UPWARD OF 15% TO 20% OF ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS TAKEN BEFORE THEIR MONEY ACTUALLY WENT TO THE SERVICES TO WHICH THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE DONATING. IF WE CAN REDUCE THOSE COSTS AND MAKE IT SIMPLE FOR PEOPLE, AND ENCOURAGE THE KIND OF CHARITABLE GIVING WE SEE, I THINK THAT IS TERRIFIC, BUT I WILL ALSO NOTE THAT AS YOU POINT OUT, $34,000 WENT TO NORTHWEST HARVEST THROUGH THIS PROGRAM. THERE WAS A LOT MORE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES THAT GAVE DIRECTLY TO HARVEST. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >>WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS. THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS STRIVES TO IMPROVE WORKERS’ LIVES THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF LABOR STANDARDS, AND ALSO ADMINISTERING TWO LARGE OUTREACH EDUCATION FUNDS THAT COMPRISE ABOUT A THIRD OF THE BUDGET, AND ALSO SUPPORT AN ADVISORY COMMISSION, AND THE DOMESTIC WORKERS STANDARDS BOARD’S, AND THEY ALSO ARE CREATING INNOVATIVE POLICIES, AS WELL. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS INCLUDES $6.8 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF ABOUT $207,000 FROM THE ENDORSED BUDGET. OLS IS NOT PROPOSING CHANGES TO EMPLOYEES, STAFFING, OR OPERATIONS. THESE INCREASES ARE DUE TO STANDARD COST CHANGES, ANNUAL WAGE INCREASES, AND THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND COALITION OF UNIONS, AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE PAID FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE. SOMETHING THE COUNCIL WE WANT TO CONSIDER IN ADDITION TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS IS THE COST OF TRANSLATION THAT THE OFFICE PROVIDES. THE OFFICE TRULY DOES HAVE A ROBUST LANGUAGE ACCESS PROGRAM. THEY TRANSLATE THEIR MATERIALS INTO 19 OR MORE LANGUAGES. IT GOES THROUGH A TWO-STEP PROCESS WHERE IT IS TRANSLATED BY A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COMPANY, AND RECEIVES A REVIEW FROM A FLUENT SPEAKER IN THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE SURE THE TRANSLATION IS MEANINGFUL TO THE FOLKS WHO ARE READING IT. THEY HAVE FORECASTED UP TO ABOUT 20 TRANSLATION PROJECTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR. THEIR BUDGET HAS A LINE ITEM FOR ABOUT $25,000 FOR LANGUAGE ACCESS. THEY ESTIMATE IT WILL COST ALMOST $42,000 TO COMPLETE THIS WORK. THEY INDICATE THAT INCREASING FUNDS FOR LANGUAGE ACCESS IS NOT NECESSARILY BECAUSE THEY PREDICT UNDERSTANDING AND OPERATING SUPPLIES, EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION, AND SOFTWARE PURCHASES. THE COUNCIL MAY WANT TO CONSIDER ADDING RESOURCES TO COVER THE FULL COST WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING ON OTHER ACCOUNTS.>>I DON’T SEE ANY QUESTIONS. >>I HAVE ONE. >>SORRY. >>THAT’S OKAY. ON THE LANGUAGE ACCESS COSTS, I DO THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US — AND I SPOKE TO THIS, DURING THE LMS PRESENTATION, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO COVER LANGUAGE ACCESS COSTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT. I THINK WE HEARD FROM DIRECTOR GARFINKEL AT THE TIME, THAT IT’S ABSOLUTELY A NEED, AND THE DEPARTMENT DOES THE BEST WITH WHAT IT HAS. I THINK THE PRESENTATION DURING THIS PROCESS IS A TESTAMENT TO THAT. THEY ARE COMMITTED TO LANGUAGE ACCESS, AND COMMITTED TO DOING WHAT THEY CAN AT THE HIGHEST QUALITY POSSIBLE. I WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF ADDING AN ADDITIONAL $17,000 TO COVER THE ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE ACCESS COSTS IN ORDER TO RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIVE NEW LABOR LAWS THAT WE PASSED, THAT WILL GO INTO EFFECT IN 2020. >>THERE IS ONE PROPOSED COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION FOR OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS. I WILL REACH OVER. I WILL GET THE SLIDES, SO WE CAN HAVE THE SLIDES FOR THAT. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA PROPOSES ADDING ONE NINE DOLLARS TO THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUND, AND THE BUSINESS OUTREACH, AND EDUCATION FUND. THIS WOULD BE AN ONGOING ADDITION FOR THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS TO CONDUCT AND FACILITATE OUTREACH, EDUCATION, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TO LOW- WAGE WORKERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES ON SEATTLE’S LABOR STANDARDS, AS BACKGROUND IN 2015, THE COUNCIL CREATED THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUND AS A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT CYCLE FOR $1 MILLION IN 2016, THE COUNCIL CREATED THE BUSINESS OUTREACH, AND EDUCATION FUND FOR $475,000 AS A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT CYCLE. IN 2017, THESE FUNDS WERE PERCEIVED AS ONGOING. THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUND WAS INCREASED TO $1.5 MILLION PER YEAR. SINCE THEN, THE FUNDING HAS NOT CHANGED. IN THE INTERVENING TIME, SEATTLE HAS PASSED FIVE ADDITIONAL LABOR STANDARDS. THE STATE HAS PASSED ADDITIONAL WORKER PROTECTION LAWS. CENSUS DATA SHOWS A STARK RACIAL DISPARITY IN SEATTLE MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMES, SO THIS BUDGET ACTION WOULD ADD ADDITIONAL MONEY TO INCREASE OUTREACH ON WAYS TO EMPOWER WORKERS AND BUSINESSES TO PUT THESE LAWS INTO PLACE. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>BY MY QUICK MATH, IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S ABOUT $2.3 MILLION IN OUTREACH AND EDUCATION THAT THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS HAS? >>CORRECT. >>I WANT TO FLAG AGAIN THE FACT THAT SEATTLE’S OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS HAS NO DEDICATED FUNDING FOR OUTREACH AND EDUCATION. THEIR INVESTIGATORS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE CHARGED WITH DOING OUTREACH AND EDUCATION TO THE COMMUNITY WHEN IMPLEMENTING NEW LAWS, AND I FEEL IT’S A VERY INEQUITABLE SITUATION THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY DEDICATED FUNDING FOR OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FOR THE SEATTLE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, WHEN THAT OFFICE IS FULFILLING A SIMILAR FUNCTION AS TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, AND ENFORCING REGULATIONS THE CITY HAS PASSED THAT HAVE PROFOUND IMPACTS TO PEOPLE RELATED TO RACE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE VALUES OF THE CITY. I AM CONTINUALLY BRINGING THIS UP TO SIGNAL MY DESIRE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO HAVE BOTH SOME PARITY BETWEEN THOSE TWO OFFICES, BOTH AS IT RELATES TO THE NUMBERS OF INVESTIGATORS, AND THE INVESTMENTS WE PUT INTO OUTREACH EDUCATION. I THINK THE FOLKS THAT IT BENEFITS IN DOING SO ARE THE FOLKS THAT, WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE LAWS THAT WE PASSED ON THIS COUNCIL OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, WILL REAP BENEFITS FOR THE CONSTITUENCIES WE HOPE TO REPRESENT. >>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. >>I HAVE NOTES FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S OFFICE ON THIS PARTICULAR BUDGET REQUEST, WHICH IS HERS. I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE POINT THAT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD CONTINUES TO MAKE AS IT RELATES TO ISSUES RELATED TO COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS. I CERTAINLY AGREE THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME ATTENTION PLACED IN THAT CATEGORY TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROVIDING THE RESOURCES NECESSARY FOR THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS TO ENFORCE OUR CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS, AND WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING MORE ABOUT THE BREADTH OF THAT WORK, AND THE SCOPE OF THE NEEDS, AND TERMS OF ADDITIONAL OUTREACH. WE HAVE BEEN VERY DELIBERATE ABOUT REQUIRING EVALUATIONS OF MOST OF THESE LABOR LAWS THAT HAVE REALLY FOCUSED ON TWO THINGS. ONE IS HOW DEEP IS THE KNOWLEDGE AMONGST THE WORKERS THAT ARE IMPACTED BY THE LAWS OR PROTECTED BY THE LAWS? AND SIMILARLY, WHAT IS THE KNOWLEDGE AMONGST THE EMPLOYER BASE ABOUT THOSE LAWS THAT HAS LAID THE FRAMEWORK AND FOUNDATION FOR IDENTIFYING DEDICATED REVENUE STREAMS TO BE ABLE TO DO AND SUPPORT SOME OF THESE OUTREACH FUNDS, AND PERHAPS THAT’S THE START IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE SCOPE OF THE NEEDS, BUT BEFORE US IS THIS REQUEST TO ADD $1 MILLION TO THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUND, AND BUSINESS OUTREACH, AND ENGAGEMENT FUND, TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS. I THINK BUDGET DID A GOOD JOB OF GOING OVER SOME OF THE TALKING POINTS I HAVE IN FRONT OF ME FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S OFFICE. I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT SINCE ITS CREATION IN APRIL, 2015, WE HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED AND MOVED OLS FORWARD WITH THE MISSION TO ADVANCE THROUGH THOUGHTFUL ENFORCEMENT, STRATEGIC ENFORCEMENT AND A DEVELOPMENT TO RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. OLS IMPLEMENTS MANY OF THE LABOR STANDARDS THE CITY COUNCIL HAS PASSED. PAGE 2nd SAFE LEAVE, FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYMENT, MINIMUM WAGE, WHICH THAT, HOTEL EMPLOYEES, SAFETY, SECURE SCHEDULING, AND THE DOMESTIC WORKERS POP ORDINANCE, AS WELL. OLS HAS HAD GREAT SUCCESS IN TERMS OF ENFORCEMENT OF THESE LAWS, AND ACHIEVING RECOVERY FOR WORKERS, INCLUDING SOME EXAMPLES HERE. OCTOBER 15, 2019, THERE WAS A $182,000 SETTLEMENT WITH TWO HYATT HOTELS FOR ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THE MINIMUM WAGE, AND WHICH LEFT ORDINANCES THAT IMPACTED 234 EMPLOYEES. SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, A $172,000 SETTLEMENT WITH THE JACK-IN-THE- BOX FRANCHISE FOR ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THE SEEKER SCHEDULING ORDINANCE IMPACTING 569 EMPLOYEES. ON AUGUST 15, 2019, THERE WAS A $686,000 SETTLEMENT WITH ARIZONA STAFFING COMPANY FOR ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW THAT IMPACTED 358 EMPLOYEES, AND THAT IS SORT OF THE MOST RECENT EXAMPLES OF THIS. I THINK ALL THIS YEAR, SOME OF THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE BY OLS ON ENFORCEMENT. IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY-BASED OUTREACH AND ENFORCEMENT, WE KNOW OUR COMMUNITY-BASED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS PLAY A CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE ENFORCEMENT MODEL USED BY OLS TO CREATE A CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE WITH SEATTLE’S MINIMUM LABOR STANDARDS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. LOW-WAGE WORKERS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE VICTIMIZED BY WAGE THEFT, INCLUDING PEOPLE OF COLOR, IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, LGBTQ IMMUNITIES, AND OTHER MARGINALIZED WORKERS ARE ALSO THE LEAST LIKELY TO COME FORWARD WITH A COMPLAINT TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS. IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS WORK IS CENTERED ON THOSE EFFORTS AS IT RELATES TO ALL OF OUR LABOR STANDARDS, AND THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS PRESENT, AND REALLY IMPORTANT. WE HAVE ADDED ONE LABOR STANDARD, THE DOMESTIC WORKER’S BILL OF RIGHTS AND PASSED FOUR SINCE THE LAST SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE TO THIS PARTICULAR FUND, AND I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO INCREASE THE FUND, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE BEING ABLE TO ENGAGE IN THE EXTENSIVE OUTREACH NEEDED TO COVER THE ADDITIONAL WORKERS, WHO WILL BE COVERED BY A VARIETY OF THESE NEW LABOR STANDARDS, SO WE KNOW OLS IS INTENDING TO DIRECT INVESTIGATIONS, SO THIS WILL INHERENTLY PUT OUR COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS, AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, IN A POSITION TO NEED ADDITIONAL OUTREACH TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, EVEN IN THE CONTEXT OF DIRECT INVESTIGATIONS. >>ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>IN RESPONSE TO COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ’S POINT EARLIER, ASHA FROM CENTRAL STAFF DID A REALLY GOOD ANALYSIS IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET ANALYSIS DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE SHORTFALLS, BOTH ON THE INVESTIGATION SIDE AS WELL AS THE OUTREACH AND EDUCATION SIDE. FOR THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, I WILL BE SURE TO SEND THEM ON TO FOLKS FOR REVIEW. AS IT RELATES TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ’S POINT ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT OUR CIVIL RIGHTS, ONE OF THE POINTS THAT HAS COME OUT OF A RECENT RACIAL AND EQUITY TOOLKIT ANALYSIS ASKED THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS TO DO, ONE OF THE RESULTS OF THAT WAS A RECOGNITION THROUGH WORK DONE WITH FOCUS GROUP WORKS, AND TOWN HALLS, IS THAT THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS IS INSUFFICIENT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T EVEN KNOW THERE IS A SEATTLE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS. THAT CREATES A CHICKEN OR EGG SITUATION. IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE OFFICE EXISTS, AND YOU DON’T KNOW THE OFFICE EXISTS TO ENFORCE THE LAWS RELATED TO LAWS, IT ALSO HAS AN IMPACT ON THE PUBLIC SENTIMENT AROUND ENHANCING FUNDING FOR THOSE SERVICES, SO WE HAVE REALLY ROBUST ENGAGEMENT WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, PARTIALLY BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE SO MUCH WORK FUNDING OUTREACH AND EDUCATION ABOUT OUR LABOR STANDARDS LAWS. THAT HAS RESULTED IN THE VERY GOOD RECOMMENDATION TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR OUTREACH AND EDUCATION. WE HAVEN’T DEVELOPED A CONSTITUENCY LIKE THAT FOR THE SEATTLE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS. >>THANK YOU. ANY FURTHER COMMENTS ON THOSE? PLEASE CONTINUE. >>AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE SEVEN MORE PRESENTATIONS. WE ARE GETTING CLOSE. WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT, WHICH WORKS TO PROVIDE CITYWIDE COORDINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES, CONDUCTS RESEARCH, AND POLICIES FOCUSING ON ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY, BUILDING ENERGY, FOOD POLICY, AND TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION, AND COORDINATES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CLIENT SEATTLE ACTION PLAN. I WILL BE GOING OVER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PROPOSED 2020 AND ENDORSED 2020 BUDGETS, AND THEN WE WILL DISCUSS COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSALS. THE TOTAL PROPOSED APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, ALSO KNOWN AS OSC IS $11.6 MILLION. THE DIFFERENCE IS ABOUT $3.89 BETWEEN PROPOSED AND ENDORSED, WHICH IS CLOSE TO A 50% INCREASE TO THE TOTAL BUDGET. THE 27% DROP IN GENERAL FUND SUPPORT YOU SEE AT THE TABLE REPRESENTS ACTION BY THE COUNCIL EARLIER THIS YEAR TO ESTABLISH THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX FUND. SO THOSE REVENUES CAN BE TRACKED SEPARATELY. THE $3.9 MILLION OF SWEDEN TAX REVENUES IN THE ENDORSED BUDGET WERE SHIFTED TO THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX FUND, AND THE PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD ADD $2 MILLION TO EXPAND THE NUMBER OF FRESH BOX VOUCHERS THAT THE OFFICE CAN OFFER TO RESIDENTS IN THE FOOD SCARCITY GAP, SO THOSE ARE RESIDENTS WHO EXPERIENCE FOOD INSECURITY BUT DO NOT NECESSARILY QUALIFY FOR SOME FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, AND SO THE PROPOSAL WOULD BE TO INCREASE FROM 2000 TO 6000 VOUCHERS BECAUSE THERE WAS GREAT DEMAND EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN PEOPLE WERE SIGNING UP. THESE ULTRAFINE PURPOSES PURCHASES ARE FOR AND VEGETABLE PURCHASES AT PARTICIPATING RETAILERS. THE GENERAL FUND INCREASE SHOWS AN AMERICAN BECAUSE FOR SALARY AND OTHER BENEFIT INCREASES, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE AND ONGOING FUNDING FOR THE CLIENT DIRECTOR POSITION, WHICH WAS ADDED IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET. IT ALSO INCLUDES $595,000 FROM THE HEATING OIL TAX, WHICH THE COUNCIL PASSED IN SEPTEMBER. TO COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO’S QUESTION, LAST WEDNESDAY REGARDING THE HEATING OIL TAX REVENUES, BASED ON THE IMPACT OF COUNCIL IN MINUTES TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION FROM 1 JULY TO SEPTEMBER OF 2020, AND EXEMPTING THE BIODIESEL PORTION OF THE HEATING OIL, THIS IS ESTIMATED TO DECREASE THE 2020 REVENUES BY ABOUT $27,000, SO THE TOTAL REVENUES WOULD BE ABOUT $560,000. I WILL NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF DELAYED IMPLEMENTATION, THERE MAY BE SOME EFFORTS BY SOME CUSTOMERS TO WHEEDLE THEIR WAY OUT OF PAYING THE TAX, SO THEY MIGHT PURCHASE THEIR OIL EARLIER, AND SO, WE’RE NOT REALLY SURE WHAT THE REVENUES WILL LOOK LIKE NEXT YEAR, BUT IT’S POSSIBLE THEY MAY BE LOWER. ALSO, THE PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET WOULD ADD TWO NEW POSITIONS TO SUPPORT THE MUNICIPAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT FOR A TOTAL OF THREE STAFF. THESE TWO NEW STAFF ARE RESOURCE CONSERVATION ADVISOR FUNDED BY THE REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX, AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT WHO WOULD BE FUNDING BY UTILITY REBATES AND BY CONSERVATION EFFORTS. THESE REFLECT PRIORITIES IN THE MAYOR’S CLIMATE ACTION STRATEGY, WHICH INCLUDED A NEAR-TERM ACTION TO DOUBLE THE EXISTING BUDGET IN 2021 TO 2025 FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A 40% DECREASE IN CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS BY 2025. ONTO BUDGET ACTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBERS. FIRST BY COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN TO ADD STAFF SUPPORT, AND FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL. >>THANK YOU. >>WE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS A FEW TIMES, BUT WHEN WE PASSED THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION, AND THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD HAS ALWAYS BEEN ANTICIPATED THERE WOULD NEED TO BE A STAFF PERSON TO BOTH OVERSEE THE OVERSIGHT BOARD, AND WORK WITH THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM THAT WAS SET UP. IN ADDITION, WE ESTABLISHED POSITIONS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL. OVERSIGHT BOARD WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR STIPENDS IF THE PARTICIPANTS WANTED TO ACCESS STIPENDS, SO THIS WOULD ALSO INCLUDE FUNDING FOR STIPENDS FOR THE YEAR. >>ANY THOUGHTS? LET’S GO TO $35,000 FOR NATURAL CAPITAL EVALUATION, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>I WILL HAVE ANOTHER LETTER TO DISTRIBUTE. I GET SO MANY MORE THAN I NEED, BUT I GUESS THEY ARE FOR THE PUBLIC. THIS REQUEST DERIVES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT RESPONSE FROM FAS, FROM A PREVIOUS BUDGET CYCLE. THE LETTER I CIRCULATED IS A LETTER OF SUPPORT FILED BY A NUMBER OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS RANGING FROM SEATTLE AUDUBON TO PCC, TO REI. DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION AS WELL. THE LETTER NOTES THAT TREATING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AS AN ASSET ALLIANCE WITH MANY ENVIRONMENTAL INTENTIONS AND COMMITMENTS, INCLUDING CARBON REDUCTION, AND INCREASING TREE CANOPY. THE IDEA IS THAT THROUGH DISCUSSING WHAT CENTRAL STAFF, THIS COULD ENTAIL ONE OF TWO APPROACHES. EITHER HAVING THE ORGANIZATION THAT DOES THE NATURAL CAPITAL WORK EVALUATION OUTSIDE CITYWIDE, WHICH IS A PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF PLANNING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THAT SEEKS TO LEVERAGE CITY-OWNED OPEN SPACE ACROSS DEPARTMENTS FOR OPEN SPACE PURPOSES. THEIR FOCUS IS PRIMARILY ON OUTDOOR ACTIVITY BUT THERE IS A RECOGNITION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF OPEN SPACE, AND PREPARING FOR A MISSOULIAN FUTURE. THE OTHER OPTION IS WORKING WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEAM TO BUILD IN THESE CONCEPTS AFTER GETTING THE NATURAL CAPITAL OF THE EVALUATION, GETTING A SENSE OF WHAT THE VALUE IS OF OUR NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE. THEY COULD WORK IN THE CONCEPTS OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES INTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY FOR THE NEXT BIG UPDATE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. IT COULD BE BETTER ENUNCIATED, AND MORE DEEPLY INCORPORATED INTO THE COMP PLAN IF WE HAD A VALUATION LIKE THIS THAT WOULD BEGIN TO CAPTURE WHAT THE VALUE IS OF OUR NATURAL ASSETS. AN APPROACH LIKE THIS WAS USED PREVIOUSLY BY SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES WHEN MANY YEARS AGO, AN ORGANIZATION CALLED EARTH ECONOMICS DID A NATURAL CAPITAL VALUATION FOR THE CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED. AS PART OF THE DECISION-MAKING AROUND THE CITY MOVING TOWARDS TAKING THAT VERY IMPORTANT ASSET THAT WE’VE RECEIVED, REAPED MANY BENEFITS FROM THAT DECISION-MAKING AT THE TIME, SO I THINK THIS APPROACH HAS A GOOD TRACK RECORD BOTH NATIONALLY, BUT ALSO HERE IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. I THINK THEY ALSO DID A NATURAL CAPITAL STUDY FOR CAPITAL PARK, AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THIS FORWARD. I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EITHER COMBINE OR ALIGN EFFORTS WITH SOMETHING I INTENDED TO DO. WE HAD A GREAT PRESENTATION AT COUNCIL BRIEFING FROM FOLKS WITH THE GREEN SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP, AND THAT WORK IS RELATED TO THIS. ARE NOT SURE IF THERE IS AN OVERLAP, BUT I AM CONSIDERING ASKING THE PARKS DEPARTMENT TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL EARLY NEXT YEAR ON HOW THEY ARE PLANNING TO MEET THE ORIGINAL TIMELINE OF RESTORING ALL OF THE PARK’S ACREAGE AND OPEN-SPACE ACREAGE 2025, WHICH WAS THEIR ORIGINAL COMMITMENT, AND WHAT KIND OF FUNDING WOULD BE NEEDED IN THE UPCOMING MUNICIPAL PARKS ADJUSTMENT THAT MIGHT HAPPEN IN NEXT YEAR’S BUDGET, BUT OBVIOUSLY, THOSE LANDS WHEN THEY ARE RESTORED TO THEIR FULL HEALTH PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT VALUE. >>A CONSULTANT STUDY THAT WOULD DO THE VALUATION OF THESE LANDS COULD POTENTIALLY HELP PROVIDE A VERY GOOD ARGUMENT FOR WHY IT IS THAT WE NEED TO SPEED UP THE WORK OF THE GREEN PARTNERSHIP. >>THAT’S GREAT. >>I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSCORE THAT PORTLAND HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. IT’S ALWAYS PORTLAND. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO TO MOVE THIS FORWARD. CONSOLIDATE BOTH OF YOUR IDEAS AND SEE IF WE CAN BRING THAT INTERFACE TOGETHER. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. >>THAT’S IT, YOLANDA. THANK YOU FOR THAT. WE WILL MOVE ON TO PAGE 32 OF 42. THIS IS THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. >>GREG DOSS, COUNCIL CEMTRAL STAFF HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE INSPECTOR SAFETY GENERAL. AS A TRANSIENT, IT’S PAGE 32 OF YOUR PACKET. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR PUBLIC SAFETY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2017 VIA ORDINANCE 125315, WHICH IS THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE. THIS ORDINANCE PROVIDED THAT THE OIG WOULD PROVIDE OVERSIGHT OF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, AND POLICIES FOR THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. THEY WOULD MONITOR ONGOING FIDELITY TO REFORMS PURSUANT TO THE GOALS OF THE CONSENT DECREE. AND THE AUDIT, AND REVIEW OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM POLICIES AND PRACTICES RELATED TO POLICING AND OTHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE MATTERS. AS YOU CAN SEE, IN THE MATERIALS BEFORE YOU, THERE IS A $2.5 MILLION APPROPRIATION IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET. THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2020 PROPOSED AND 2020 ENDORSED IS ONE SENIOR AUDITOR WAS ADDED, AND ONE AUDITOR, REGULAR AUDITOR WAS ADDED. THE SENIOR AUDITOR IS GOING TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS COMPLIANCE WITH AUDITING STANDARDS, AND THE AUDITOR WOULD EXPAND THE CAPACITY OF THE OFFICE TO PERFORM ITS DUTIES. THE COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSAL IS TO ADD ONE UNFUNDED FTE TO SERVE AS THE OIG OFFICE MANAGER. RIGHT NOW, THE DEPARTMENT HAS INDICATED THAT ITS OFFICE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, BUDGET AND FINANCE ARE SPLIT BETWEEN AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AND THAT THOSE TWO FUNCTIONS HAVE TO CONCENTRATE TO OTHER AREAS. THIS WOULD ALLOW THEM TO GO BACK TO BEING A DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, AND HAVE DEDICATED SUPPORT FUNCTIONS. IT IS A STRANGE AGENCY IN THE FACT THAT IT IS PART OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH. ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT RECEIVE BUDGET AND FINANCE, OR HUMAN RESOURCE SUPPORT FROM THE LEGISLATIVE STAFF, SO THERE IS A NEED HERE FOR THEM TO STAFF THESE FUNCTIONS THEMSELVES. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ TO TALK ANY MORE ABOUT THE PROPOSAL. >>THANK YOU. I THINK GREG DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF LAYING OUT THE NEED, AND THE PARTICULARS HERE. THE ONLY THING I WOULD SAY, WOULD BE EFFECTIVELY AT LEAST FOR THE 2020 BUDGET CYCLE, A REVENUE NEUTRAL BUDGET, SO THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL HAS INDICATED THEY HAVE ENOUGH IN THEIR EXISTING BUDGET TO COVER THE THE SALARY IN 2020 DUE TO SALARY SAVING, SO THIS IS A FANTASTIC BIT OF NEWS FOR THE BUDGET CHAIR SITUATION. >>I’M GLAD IT MAKES YOU HAPPY. BUT NO MORE NEW MONEY. WE DON’T HAVE TO DO ANY MORE CALISTHENICS TO IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FOR THIS. THIS WOULD JUST BE PROVIDING THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL POSITION AUTHORITY TO BE ABLE TO HIRE AN OFFICE MANAGER TO FULFILL THE FUNCTIONS THAT WERE LAID OUT BY MISTER DOS. IT WILL PUT US IN A SITUATION, AS A CITY COUNCIL IN THE FUTURE, TO IDENTIFY ONGOING FUTURE IN THE BUYING AND BUDGET, BUT THAT WAS A PROBLEM FOR FUTURE LORENA AND CITY COUNCIL. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THAT? I DO LOVE THINGS THAT DON’T REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FUNDING. >>WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT PROPOSAL WILL COST SOME MONEY. WE WILL GET INTO THAT. THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT — >>BUT A WORTHY CAUSE. >>ALWAYS A WORTHY CAUSE. THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION, TECHNICAL RESCUE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE. THERE IS $223 MILLION PROPOSED TO BE APPROPRIATED IN THE MAYOR’S 2020 BUDGET, AND LARGELY, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ENDORSED AND THE PROPOSED IS A SERIES OF TECHNICAL CHANGES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH WAGES AND CENTRAL SERVICE RATES. THE MAIN POLICY CHANGE THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS IS AN EDITION OF $400,000 TO ENHANCE THE HEALTH ONE TRUCK, WHICH OF COURSE IS THE MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTH SERVICES, WHICH IS TWO FIREFIGHTERS AND ONE SOCIAL WORKER. THE PROPOSAL BEFORE YOU IS TO ADD $1.17 MILLION TO THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO FUND AN ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT CLASS. IS 50 PERSONNEL HAVE INDICATED THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTER POSITION VACANCIES THAT CAN BE FILLED IF THERE WAS AN EXTRA RECRUITMENT CLASS CREATED. THEY HAVE INDICATED THAT THEY HAVE QUITE A FEW VACANCIES NOW THAT ARE BEING CREATED BY AN AGING WORKFORCE THAT FOLKS ARE SEPARATING FROM THE DEPARTMENT, AND OF COURSE, BECAUSE THEY ARE A MANDATORY STAFFING MINIMUM HOURS DEPARTMENT, ANY TIME THEY HAVE VACANCIES, THEY HAVE TO FILL THAT WITH OVERTIME, SO ADDING ADDITIONAL STAFF WOULD ALLOW THEM TO STAFF THEIR MINIMUMS, AND NOT USE OVERTIME. THIS $1.17 MILLION IS ABOUT HALF OF WHAT THE CLASS WOULD COST. I HAVE BEEN WORKING, TRYING TO WHEEDLE INFORMATION OUT OF THE CBO ON WHAT THE SCALABILITY OF THE AD MIGHT BE, SO THAT THIS AD WILL COVER PART OF A CLASS, AND WE WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT FOR THE COUNCIL VERY SOON, I HOPE. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY FOR OUR HEALTH ONE EFFORT THAT GREW ON WORK WE DID LAST YEAR, AND CHIEF SCOGGINS HAS BEEN FABULOUS ALONG WITH JOHN EHRENFELD. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS CLASS? >>I REALLY WOULD. THIS IS AN ISSUE I THINK IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS OUR EFFORTS AROUND INCREASING POLICE STAFFING. WE PLEDGED TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BY 200 OFFICERS, BUT WE ARE HAVING CHALLENGES. WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS, BUT WE ARE HAVING CHALLENGES WITH STAFFING. SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT DOESN’T HAVE THAT PROBLEM. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE SAME CHALLENGES WITH RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION THAT THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HAVING. GIVEN THAT, AND GIVEN IN PARTICULAR THAT THERE WAS AN UNDER SPEND IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDGET ASSOCIATED WITH THE INABILITY TO FULLY FUND OR FULLY HIRE FOR THE POSITIONS THE COUNCIL HAS FUNDED, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN USE SOME OF THOSE FUNDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNDER SPEND AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ADDRESS THIS OTHER, WHAT I FEEL IS AN IMPENDING PUBLIC SAFETY CRISIS. 25% OF THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS 53 YEARS OF AGE, AND ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT. 38% OF THE DEPARTMENT, AT 50 YEARS OF AGE IS ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT. WHEN I ASKED WHETHER OR NOT THE DEPARTMENT COULD USE A THIRD CLASS, THE CHIEF HERE AT THE TABLE, DURING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S BUDGET PRESENTATION, SAID HE WOULD ABSOLUTELY BE ABLE TO TAKE THE NEW RECRUITS. AGAIN, THEY HAVE FULL RECRUIT CLASSES EVERY TIME THEY HAVE A NEW CLASS. WE KNOW THAT 215 FIREFIGHTERS NEED TO BE ON DUTY EVERY DAY. RIGHT NOW, A LOT OF THOSE SPACES ARE BEING SOLD WITH OVERTIME. I GUESS THAT’S THE EXTENT OF MY POINTS, BUT AS GREG SAID, WE ARE LOOKING TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE CLASSES ARE SCALABLE, AND WHETHER OR NOT 30 RECRUITS PER CLASS IS A HARD CAP. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS DONE, AND THEIR OPENNESS TO TRY NEW THINGS. >>ALL RIGHT. ANYTHING ELSE? WHAT ABOUT SEATTLE CITY LIGHT? >>THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING. ERIC McCONAGHY, CENTRAL COUNCIL STAFF. I WILL TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO TALK THROUGH SEATTLE CITY LIGHT BUDGET. BY JUST A QUICK OVERVIEW, SEATTLE CITY LIGHT IS THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL POWER UTILITY. IT SERVES MORE THAN 460,000 CUSTOMERS IN SEATTLE AND NEIGHBORING JURISDICTIONS. AND PARTS OF UNINCORPORATED KING COUNTY. SEATTLE CITY LIGHT SELLS RETAIL POWER TO THOSE CUSTOMERS, IN THE RESIDENTIAL, BUSINESS, AND INDUSTRIAL SECTORS, AND ALSO POWERS THE WHOLESALE MARKET, AND THEN THOSE REVENUES ARE DEPOSITED, SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT PAGE 34 OF THE CENTRAL STAFF MEMORANDUM AT THE TOP, THAT TABLE IS CONSTITUTED ENTIRELY OF DOLLARS. THERE IS NO GENERAL FUND DOLLARS IN THAT TABLE. MOVING RIGHT ALONG, THE BREAKDOWN FOR THE PROPOSED 2020 INCLUDES A TOTAL OF ABOUT $1.4 BILLION FOR THE ENTIRE CITY LIGHT BUDGET. CAPITAL COMES IN AT ABOUT $378 MILLION, AND OPERATING AT $1.05 BILLION. THIS BUDGET RELIES ON THE RATES THAT WERE APPROVED, PREVIOUSLY. THAT RATE ORDINANCE WAS SET FOR APPROVAL LAST YEAR FOR THE 2019 AND 2020 RATES. IT IS CONSISTENT WITH THOSE RATES THAT COUNCIL APPROVED IN 2018. THE INCREASE OF ABOUT .8% COMPARED FROM THE PROPOSED BUDGET COMPARED TO THE ENDORSED BUDGET HAS MOSTLY TO DO WITH INCREASES ON THE CAPITAL SIDE FOR UTILITY CREWS, AND ENGINEERS THAT PREPARE UTILITY POLES FOR THE ATTACHMENT OF COMMUNICATION APPOINTMENT. THIS WORK IS FULLY REIMBURSABLE THROUGH REVENUES THAT ARE GATHERED THROUGH FEES FOR THOSE COSTS. CONSISTENT WITH THAT, SINCE HIS 2017 SAYS SEVEN TEMPORARY POSITIONS WERE APPROACHING THE THREE-YEAR LIMIT FOR THE POLICY AND TEMPORARY LIMITS. THE PROPOSAL WOULD MAKE THOSE POSITIONS PERMANENT FOR THE WORK I JUST DESCRIBED, AND ALLOW A BUDGET FOR DANA ANALYTICS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY. DURING 2019, SEATTLE CITY LIGHT WENT THROUGH A REORGANIZATION. THERE WERE NO CHANGES TO FUNDING OR STAFFING OVERALL. HOWEVER, THE PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD INCORPORATE SOME CHANGES TO THAT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE INTO THE BUDGET AT SUMMARY LEVELS. THOSE ARE THE BIG SORT OF FUNDAMENTAL BLOCKS THAT BUILT THE BUDGET. THOSE CHANGES WILL BE RENAMING SOME OF THOSE BSL’S, FOCUSING ON THE PURPOSE OF SOME OF THOSE, AND ALSO ON THE PROPOSAL WHICH WOULD INCLUDE A NEW BSL. A LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION FACILITY WITH OVERSIGHT. FINALLY, ALONG WITH THIS BUDGET COMES A 2020 SEATTLE CITY LIGHT BOMBS ORDINANCE, TRANSMITTED TO COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT AND POWER BONDS. PASSING THIS LEGISLATION WOULD ALLOW CITY LIGHT BOND SALES OF UP TO $250 MILLION, ANTICIPATED TO OCCUR IN OCTOBER 2020, AND THE PROPOSED BUDGET RELIES ON THE PASSAGE OF THIS BOND SPELL. THE OPTIONS WOULD BE TO PASS THE BILL, AND THE BILL, PASS AS AMENDED, OR DO NOT PASS. >>THANK YOU. I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO ADD HERE, OTHER THAN THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO DEBRA SMITH, WHO IS HEADING UP OUR SEATTLE CITY LIGHT. SHE IS AN IMPRESSIVE NEW DIRECTOR, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS MARVELOUS. ANY TIME A DIRECTOR WILL HELP ME GET TO YES, IT MAKES ME HAPPY. WE’RE WORKING ON THE THOMAS STREET CONNECTION FROM WESTLAKE TO SEATTLE CENTER, AND WEST OF SEATTLE CENTER TO ACROSS THE JOHN KONY BRIDGE, TO THE PARK. SHE WAS SO HELPFUL AROUND THE BROAD STREET SUBSTATION. THEY ARE DOING SOME WORK THERE. THEY HAD DONE A PLAN TO DO SOME ART, BUT AS SOON AS SHE HEARD ABOUT THE PEDESTRIAN BY” CORRIDOR, SHE AGREED TO HELP US LIGHTEN IT UP, EXPAND THE SIDEWALK, AND I APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT SHE WAS WILLING TO DO THAT. SHE HAD THE ONE PERCENT FOR ART MONEY AVAILABLE TO HER, SO THIS IS NOT AN ADDITIONAL MONEY HOUSE, BUT SHE JUMPED RIGHT ON TOP OF IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR SEATTLE CITY LIGHT? LET’S MOVE ON TO SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION. I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, úYOU HAVE THE ONLY BUDGET ACTIO, BUT WE WILL GO AHEAD AND LET TRACY LEAD US INTO THE BACKGROUND. >>WE ARE ON NUMBER 18. >>TRACI RATZLIFF, COUNCIL CEMTRAL STAFF. WE HAD A PREVIEW PRESENTATION BY THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, SO I WILL GO BRIEFLY THROUGH MY MEMO, AND THE CONTENTS. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO GIVE MORE DETAIL. I COULD BE WHEEDLED INTO PROVIDING MORE INFORMATION, BUT UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I’M GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS PRETTY QUICKLY AND MOVE ON TO COUNCIL RECOMMENDED ACTIONS. AS THE TABLE SHOWS, PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT BUDGET DID INCREASE BY $13 MILLION OVERALL. A 5.3% INCREASE COMPARED TO THE 2020 ENDORSED. THERE IS AGAIN, IN MY MEMO, YOU SEE THE MAJOR DRIVERS ON THE OPERATING AND CAPITAL SIDES, IN TERMS OF THOSE CHANGES. AGAIN, I AM HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT THOSE. I THINK THE DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION WENT THROUGH THOSE PRETTY WELL. >>I WAS JUST WANTING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT PARKS HAS BEEN ANOTHER VERY RESPONSIVE DEPARTMENT THIS YEAR, AND I APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU’VE DONE, SOMETHING THAT HAD ZERO MOMENTUM A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. NOW WE HAVE MOVED REALLY, QUITE FAR MAKING IT FEEL LIKE A SAFE AND INCLUSIVE SPACE. THANK YOU FOR THAT. I APPRECIATE YOUR GOOD WORK ON IT. ALSO, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICT WILL BE GOING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF WHAT THE PRIORITIES WERE AT THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH. I THINK IT’S ALREADY GETTING STARTED, BUT THANK YOU. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN WAS CORRECT. WE WILL HAVE A SIX-YEAR SPENDING PLAN FOR COUNCIL ADOPTION NEXT FALL. HOPEFULLY, A LITTLE EARLIER THAN THE FALL BUDGET TIME. >>COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. YOU HAVE THE FEASIBILITY STUDY. BUT BEFORE I GO THERE, ARE YOU DOING? >>I’M NOT. I WAS GOING TO QUICKLY GO THROUGH THE BUDGET LEGISLATION. >>THERE IS TWO POINTS I WANT TO MAKE, BUT I WANT YOU TO FINISH. >>OKAY. WE HAVE A PARKS SEE ORDINANCE. IT WOULD MAKE CHANGES TO THE 2020 PARK CITY ORDINANCE THAT WE ADOPTED IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET. THIS YEAR’S PROPOSAL MAKES A COUPLE OF CHANGES. ONE, SOME TECHNICAL CHANGES THAT ADDRESS SOME ISSUES WITH THE COURSE REGISTRATION SYSTEM THAT IS UNABLE TO PROCESS CERTAIN PARTIAL FEE AMOUNTS, AND I WILL GET INTO MAKING CHANGES TO HELP THE SYSTEM WORK PROPERLY FOR CUSTOMERS. THE SECOND IS THE LEGISLATION WOULD ELIMINATE THE LOW INCOME RECREATIONS WHEN THIS. IF PASSED, THE LEGISLATION WOULD ALLOW LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS TO SWIM FOR FREE AT ALL CITY POOLS. THIS CHANGE WOULD RESULT IN A REVENUE REDUCTION OF $45,000 ANNUALLY. TO BACKFILL THIS REVENUE REDUCTION, THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD REALLOCATE $80,000 OF $150,000 IN FUNDING THAT THE COUNCIL PROVIDED IN THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET TO EXPAND THE DAILY OPERATION OF AN UNSPECIFIED NUMBER OF WADING POOLS. I THINK THE ISSUE WAS DISCUSSED DURING THE DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION. THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL WOULD MAINTAIN THE OPERATION OF WADING POOLS AT 22 POOLS AT 709 OPERATING DAYS, AND A TOTAL COST OF $70,000, AND WOULD USE THE REMAINING FUNDING TO BOTH ELIMINATE THE LOW INCOME SWIM FEE, AND TO EXPANDABLE LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAM, PARTICULARLY FOCUSED ON RECRUITING DIVERSE, LOW-INCOME YOUTH. YOUR OPTIONS ARE TO PASS AS TRANSMITTED OR DO NOT PASS. >>ANY QUESTIONS? COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>I JUST WANTED TO QUICKLY HIGHLIGHT THAT I WAS REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THERE WAS AN INVESTMENT IN DISTRICT 1 HIM. A LOT OF WORK HAS BEEN DONE IN THE MADISON PARK COMMUNITY. I KNOW MY PREDECESSOR, COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON, DID A LOT OF WORK TO GET RESOURCES FOR THE MADISON PARK COMMUNITY. THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT IMPROVEMENT. OUTDOORS FOR ALL THOSE AMAZING WORK NOT JUST FOR DISTRICT 4, BUT OUR ENTIRE REGION, HELPING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES ENJOY SKIING, BIKING, KAYAKING, AND MORE. EACH YEAR, OUTDOORS FOR ALL SERVES NEARLY 3000 PEOPLE. THIS WILL ALLOW THEM OFFICE SPACE TO CONTINUE PROVIDING THESE SERVICES. >>COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. >>THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY THUNDER THERE, BUDDY. >>SORRY. >>I WANT TO MAKE TWO COMMENTS. OUTDOORS FOR ALL, AS YOU KNOW, WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM SINCE 2015. THIS ONE MILLION-DOLLAR, ONE- TIME FUNDING TO RENOVATE THE FUTURE OFFICE SPACE IS JUST — I CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT THIS DOES FOR THE COMMUNITY. OUTDOORS FOR ALL HAS ATTENDED EVERY LIVE IN D5 EVENT FOR YEARS. THEY’VE BROUGHT THEIR BIKING GEAR, THEIR STAFF FOR PEOPLE TO USE FOR THE EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING MYSELF. THEY ARE WONDERFUL AND MUCH NEEDED RESOURCES TO HELP BETTER THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED, SIGHT IMPAIRED, AND THE VEHICLES WERE BIKES ALLOW FOR PARENTS, THEIR PARTNERS, AND THEIR FRIENDS TO RIDE WITH THEM AND PARTICIPATE. I AM JUST REALLY PROUD OF WORKING WITH ED BRONSON AND 13, AND ALSO THE MONEY THEY HAVE RAISED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. THIS IS JUST A DROP IN THE BUCKET OF THE MILLION SAVORIES TO EXPAND THIS, SO I AM VERY PROUD TO SUPPORT THIS, AND I’M GLAD THIS IS IN THERE. MY SECOND ITEM AS YOU KNOW IS REGARDING LICTON SPRINGS, NORTH SEATTLE. I WILL BE SUBMITTING A FORM B AS WELL. LICTON SPRINGS IS AN UP AND COMING RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATED BETWEEN THE EAST AND WEST SIDE OF AURORA AND NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE INCLUDING CONSTITUENTS OF BOTH DISTRICTS FIVE AND SIX BUT WOULD BE OPEN TO EVERYBODY IN THE NORTH END, OR FOR THE WHOLE CITY, FOR THAT MATTER. IT SPANS BETWEEN 80th AND AURORA NORTH TO BITTER LAKE. WE ARE ANTICIPATING GROWTH AND INCREASED DENSITY IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, PARTICULARLY WITH THE OPENING OF THE LIGHT RAIL AND NORTHGATE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE. I AM REALLY PROUD OF THIS ORGANIZATION, AND THIS COMMUNITY GROUP. WHEN I FIRST GOT ELECTED, WE STARTED MEETING WITH THEM. SO FOR ME, IT WAS WONDERFUL, WATCHING A COMMUNITY GROW, AND WE GREW WITH THEM. THE AURORA-LICTON SPRINGS URBAN VILLAGE WITH MEMBERS OF BOTH DISTRICT 5 AND SIX IS PROMOTING A PLAN FOR A MORE WALKABLE COMMUNITY, WHICH INCLUDES SAFE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO RETAIL, A GROCERY STORE, WHICH THEY DON’T HAVE, AND A COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE. THE FEASIBILITY STUDY WOULD ASSESS THE RECREATION AND COMMUNITY GATHERING SPACE NEEDS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS TYPE OF FACILITY THAT WOULD BEST SERVE THOSE NEEDS AND THE COST OF SECURING SUCH A FACILITY. CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO SENIOR CENTER FACILITY IN DISTRICT 5. BOTH COMMUNITY CENTERS ARE AT CAPACITY, SO THIS FEASIBILITY STUDY IS TIMELY, CONSIDERING THE POPULATION GROWTH AND DENSITY COMING TO THIS AREA. I WANT TO REMIND MY COLLEAGUES THAT WHEN WE WERE WORKING ON THE BUDGET AND SOME OTHER MATTERS LAST YEAR, WE ALSO PASSED A MORATORIUM ON STORAGE UNITS, SO THESE NEIGHBORHOODS COULD BE BETTER ORGANIZED, AND ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT WALKABILITY IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ALSO USE WHAT IS THAT CALLED? >>RAPID LINE. >>RAPID RIDE. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE COUNCIL VOTED TO UP SO MANY OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS FROM 80th TO 145th. THIS IS A GROWING COMMUNITY, WHERE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AFFORDABLE AND LOW INCOME HOUSING, AND WE ALSO WANTED TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE WANT TO REPLICATE WHAT WE DID ON THE OTHER SIDE OF I-5 WITH THE LAKE CITY COMMUNITY CENTER. LICTON SPRINGS DOESN’T CURRENTLY HAVE A COMMUNITY GATHERING SPACE. RESIDENTS ARE FINDING A WAY TO BUILD A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS MORE SUSTAINABLE WHILE FACING CHALLENGES PROPOSED BY ITS JUXTAPOSITION TO AURORA, HIGHWAY 99. A COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE IS A HELPFUL TOOL IN BUILDING A STRONGER PLACE FOR RESIDENTS NORTH OF THE SHIP CANAL, BUT MORE IN PARTICULAR DISTRICTS FIVE AND SIX. THIS IS MORE OF A PERSONAL NOTE. I THINK WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE, AT LEAST WHAT I AM SEEING HERE, IS WE ARE ACTUALLY BEING DELIBERATE IN BUILDING, AND REINVIGORATING FORMER COMMUNITIES THAT WERE SOMEWHAT DISRUPTED BY AURORA, AND AURORA HAS CHARGED CHANGED A LOT IN THE LAST 20 OR 30 YEARS. I’M PROUD THAT THIS GROUP GOT TOGETHER, WORKED WITH OUR OFFICE BECAUSE THEY ARE ENCOURAGING DENSITY, GROWTH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IS STILL AFFORDABLE, SO WHAT WE ARE HOPING IS THAT WE CAN REPLICATE WHAT WE DID IN THE LAKE CITY WAY COMMUNITY CENTER, WHERE WE ARE PLANNING TO BUILD A NEW COMMUNITY CENTER, AND ALSO BUILDING 50 UNITS OR POSSIBLY 75 OF LOW-INCOME AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND THOSE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE WANT TO EXPLORE FOR THIS PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND SO I WOULD HOPE THAT I WOULD HAVE MY COLLEAGUES’ SUPPORT ON THIS. THANK YOU. >>ANY COMMENTS? COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS. I AM EXCITED FOR POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, TOO. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR FRAMING ABOUT HOW AURORA HAS DIVIDED THE COMMUNITY AS A MAJOR VEHICLE THROUGHPUT. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WORKING HARD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CREATE THAT KIND OF SENSE OF SPACE THAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS, DESPITE HAVING A MAJOR RAILROAD GOING THROUGH IT. I THINK IT’S A GOOD INVESTMENT. >>I THINK SOME PEOPLE THINK WHEN I TALK ALL I WANT IS TO TALK ABOUT D5, BUT I DON’T. IT’S CITYWIDE. ARCHER PARKS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS. I HAVE A FRONT ROW SEAT ABOUT HOW COMMUNITY CENTERS WORK, AND LIBRARIES WORK. THEY ARE NOT OUR LIBRARIES AND COMMUNITY CENTERS OF 10 OR 15 YEARS AGO. WE ARE PROVIDING ENHANCED SERVICES, HOWLING, HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION, SIGNING PEOPLE UP FOR MEDICAID, HANDING OUT FOOD. WE HAVE SOCIAL WORKERS. WE ARE TRYING TO GET OUR COMMUNITY CENTERS TO HAVE SHOWERS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNSHELTERED, AND SO WHEN THIS COMMUNITY GROUP CAME TOGETHER, AND AGAIN, BUT I FOUND MOST STRIKING IS THAT THESE WERE COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS THAT WERE MUCH OLDER, AND IN NEW NEIGHBORHOODS AND FAMILIES THAT WERE MUCH YOUNGER. THEY COULDN’T GET INTO THE COMMUNITY COUNCILS. THIS WAS A GROUP THAT COULD NEVER GET INTO THAT COUNCIL TO GET THEIR NEEDS ADDRESSED. SO FOR ME, THEY ARE ONE OF THE FIRST COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT GOT PAST THIS, TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE, FOR PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE THAT PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON AURORA, BOTH SIDES, PARTICULARLY WITH THE NEW SCHOOL OPENING UP, AND LIGHT RAIL COMING, THAT THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE WELCOMIG DENSITY, BUT THEY ARE ALSO YOUNG FAMILIES, AND WE HAVE UPZONE THOSE AREAS, AND THAT IS STILL AFFORDABLE IN SEATTLE. IT’S ON A RICH TRANSPORTATION SPINE, SO FOR ME, I REALLY WANT TO SUPPORT THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE DONE THE HARD WORK. >>COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, YOU HAVE BEEN A STALWART FOR D5. EVEN THOUGH WE TEASE YOU ABOUT THAT, WE KNOW YOUR HEART IS WITH PARKS AND ALL THAT GOOD WORK. YOU’RE LOOKING CITYWIDE. I APPRECIATE THAT. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE INCLUDING ALL AGES AND ABILITIES IN THIS. RECENTLY, I WAS TALKING WITH SOME OF THE ELECTED LEADERS AT SHORELINE, AND IT KILLS ME BECAUSE AT 144, SUDDENLY SHORELINE IS LOOKING PRETTY GOOD. THEY’VE GOT TREES AND OVERPASSES. SO, I THINK THIS IS REALLY HELPING US RECOGNIZE THAT WE CAN DO SO MUCH BETTER, AND MAKE IT A PLACE THAT IS PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY, AND THAT WE ARE INCLUDING, ON TOP OF POTENTIALLY A NEW COMMUNITY CENTER, LOW-INCOME UNITS. THAT’S SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN A REAL CHAMPION FOR, MAKING SURE THAT AS WE ARE RENOVATING OR ADDING COMMUNITY SENATORS TO PARKS, WE ARE PUTTING HOUSING UP. IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. OKAY. THAT IS THE END OF PARKS. WE ARE MOVING ON TO SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES. TRACY, THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR HELPING US WITH PARKS. >>THANK YOU. BRIAN GOODNIGHT, COUNCIL CEMTRAL STOP IT JUST TO ORIENT YOU TO THE MEMO, WE ARE GOING TO BE ON PAGE 38. SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES OR SPU IS ONE OF THE LARGEST CITY DEPARTMENT, RESPONSIBLE FOR OPERATING THREE DISTINCT UTILITIES. EACH OF THE UTILITIES HAVE SEPARATE REVENUES AND CAPITAL PROJECTS, BUT SHARE MANY OF THE SAME OPERATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS. SPU REVENUE CONSISTS PRIMARILY OF CUSTOMER CHARGES KNOWN AS RATES THAT CAN ONLY BE USED FOR UTILITY PURPOSES, WHICH GET DEPOSITED INTO ONE OF THREE THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IS CONSISTENT WITH THE STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN THAT WAS APPROVED IN 2017, AND THE 3.2% REDUCTION IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET RELATIVE TO THE ENDORSED BUDGET IS LARGELY THE RESULT OF DIFFERING CAPITAL EXPENDITURES TO ALIGN WITH REVISED PUBLIC SCHEDULES, AND LOWER DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS. THE PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD ALSO ADD SIX TO PROVIDE ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT, AND THREE TO REPLACE STAFFING. IF THERE IS NO QUESTIONS, I WILL MOVE ON TO THE BUDGET LEGISLATION. >>I THINK I WANT TO ALERT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, IT’S GOING TO BE THE HERBOLD SHOW IN ABOUT THREE MINUTES. >>THANK YOU. THERE’S ONE PIECE OF LEGISLATION FOR SPU. THAT WOULD ESTABLISH SOLID WASTE RATES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS FROM THE PERIOD OF APRIL 1, 2020 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2023. IF APPROVED, THE SOLID WASTE RATES ON AVERAGE, WOULD INCREASE BY 3% IN 2020 AND 2.9% IN 2021 AND 2022. FOR A TYPICAL SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, THIS EQUATES TO ABOUT $1.50 INCREASE IN 2021 AND 2020, AND ABOUT $1.60 IN 2020. >>MONTHLY CARTS >>CORRECT. THESE PROPOSED RATES ARE LOWER THAN THE RATES THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THE 2017 STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN. IN TERMS OF OPTIONS, COUNCIL COULD APPROVE LEGISLATION AS PROPOSED, OR CHOOSE NOT TO AMEND THE RATES. IF EITHER OF THE LATTER OPTIONS WERE CHOSEN, IT WOULD REQUIRE IMMENSE TO THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE THESE ON?>>I WILL FOLLOW AFTER BRIAN. >>THE FIRST PROPOSAL COMES FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, AND THE ACTION WOULD ADD $30,000 OF ONGOING FRAMING TO IMPROVE THE NOTIFICATION PROCESS FOR RESIDENTS OF MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS FROM THE BUILDING IS FACING AN EMINENT WATER SHUT OFF. >>THANK YOU. I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES TO GET THEIR SHUTTLE POLICIES UPDATED SINCE LAST NOVEMBER AFTER A CONSTITUENT BROUGHT THIS TO MY ATTENTION. SPECIFICALLY, THIS RELATES TO THE WATER SHUT OFF PROCESS FOR MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS. THEY CURRENTLY ONLY NOTIFY THE OWNERS OF AN AMERICAN PENDING SHUT OFF RATHER THAN THE INDIVIDUAL TENANTS, AND SO THE INTENT OF THIS FUNDING IS TO ALLOW FOR SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES TO CONTACT RESIDENTS DIRECTLY ABOUT INTERNET WATER SHUT OFF. I MENTIONED THIS WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION LAST NOVEMBER AFTER A CONSTITUENT BROUGHT THE ISSUE TO MY ATTENTION. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN, JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, THIS HAPPENED AGAIN. 59-UNIT BUILDING HAD ITS WATER SHUT OFF AND WE SAW HOW THE TENANTS PAY THE COST WHEN THE OWNER DOESN’T PAY THEIR BILL. SPU’S PREVIOUS PRACTICE WAS TO NOTIFY THE PROPERTY OWNER, AND TAPE 830 HECATE NOTICE TO THE BACK DOOR. NOTHING MORE. NOT JUST FOR THE 30 HECATE DAY NOTICE, BUT THE IMPENDING SET OFF NOTICES THAT COME AFTER THE 30 HECATE DAY NOTICE, THEY DID NOT HAVE A POLICY. SPU, IN ADDITION TO THE 30 HECATE DAY NOTICE, DIRECTLY MAIL PRIOR TO THE SHUT OFF, AND AN ADDITIONAL 24 HOUR NOTICE ON THE MAIN ENTRANCES AND EXITS. SPU WILL PLACE DOOR HANGERS ON EACH UNIT, AND THEN FINALLY, SPU WILL NOTIFY THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION & INSPECTIONS. THEIR TENANT RESOURCES UNIT, 24 HOURS BEFORE THE SHUT OFF, AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR SDCI TO HAVE THAT INFORMATION BECAUSE THEY CAN WORK WITH THE TENANTS TO UTILIZE SELF-HELP REMEDIES IN THE LANDLORD-TENANT ACT TO AVOID A SHUT OFF IN THE INSTANCES THAT A PROPERTY OWNER IS REFUSING TO PAY. SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES WILL ALTER THE LANGUAGE TO MAKE IT USER FRIENDLY, AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO TENANTS ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS TO SELF-HELP ON THE PREPARED MENTION. >>UTILIZING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR MUNICIPAL BROADBAND. BRIAN, WOULD YOU FRAME IT FOR US? >>THIS WOULD REQUEST THROUGH A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT SPU EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF UTILIZING THE WATER PIPE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DEVELOPING A MUNICIPAL BROADBAND NETWORK SIMILAR TO BEING PURSUED IN ANACORTES. >>I BELIEVE THIS IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT. >>CORRECT. IT BUILDS ON PREVIOUS WORK SEATTLE CITY LIGHT HAS DONE ON BROADBAND. USING THE EXISTING WATER LINES, DRASTICALLY CAN REDUCE THE COST OF INSTALLATION, AND IT’S LESS DISRUPTIVE TO INSTALL. >>THANK YOU. WE WILL GO TO THE LAST ITEM. EVERY OTHER WEEK GARBAGE COLLECTION. >>THIS SECTION WOULD REQUEST THROUGH LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT SPU WORK WITH THE CITY’S SOLID WASTE CONTRACTORS TO NEGOTIATE A PROVISION OF EVERY OTHER WEEK GARBAGE COLLECTION INTO CONTRACTS. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, IS THAT MANDATORY OR OPTIONAL? >>THIS IS OPTIONAL. THIS IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT. BY ITS NATURE, IT’S LIKE A RESOLUTION FROM THE COUNCIL, AN EXPRESSION OF OUR HOPES AND INTENTS. THERE IS NO BUDGET PROVISO ASSOCIATED WITH THIS, BUT THERE IS GREAT PROMISE. THE CURRENT SOLID WASTE CONTRACTS TOOK EFFECT IN 2019 AND ARE EFFECTIVE UNTIL 2019. THEY DO INCLUDE A PROVISION FOR CONDUCTING PILOT TEST OF ALTERNATIVE COLLECTION METHODS OR SCHEDULES. THEY DO NOT CHANGE FOR A COLLECTION SCHEDULE. I HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THOSE CONTRACTORS. IT’S NOT SPECIFICALLY CALLED OUT IN THE CONTRACT. THE INTENT OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO REDUCE COLLECTION TRUCK EMISSIONS CONSISTENT WITH THE COUNCIL’S RECENT OPTION OF RESOLUTION 3189.5, PROMOTING THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. THAT REMINDS ME, I HAVE A LETTER TO DISTRIBUTE FOR 350 SEATTLE. SPU STUDY FOUND THAT A 35% REDUCTION IN VEHICLE EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PICKING UP TRASH EVERY OTHER WEEK AS OPPOSED TO EVERY WEEK. SEATTLE’S RECYCLING PLAN CALLS FOR 70% SEATTLE WASTE BY 2022. IT’S LIKELY THE SEATTLE GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY WILL NEED TO BE UPDATED TO ACCOUNT FOR EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LIFECYCLE OF THE CONSUMER PRODUCTS WE ALL USE. IT’S CERTAIN THAT WE’LL USE LESS. GARBAGE PICKUP SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY PUBLICITY ABOUT RECYCLABLES, AND THE CLIMATE BENEFITS BY REDUCING CONSUMER WASTE. EVERY OTHER WEEK GARBAGE COLLECTION BENEFITS INCLUDE RENTON, TACOMA, AND PORTLAND. I RECENTLY HAD THE SOLID WASTE MANAGER FROM RENTON, AND DO A PRESENTATION TO MY COMMITTEE ABOUT RENTON’S PROGRAM, WHICH I BELIEVE IS MORE THAN 10 YEARS OLD, OF EVERY OTHER WEEK GARBAGE, SO WE ARE WAY BEHIND THE VANGUARD IN THIS ISSUE. >>MOVING TO EVERY OTHER WEEK. IS THIS GARBAGE AND COMPOST? OR JUST GARBAGE? >>GARBAGE ONLY. IT WOULD NOT AFFECT THE CURRENT EVERY OTHER WEEK RECYCLING. >>WHAT ABOUT THE YARD WASTE COMPONENT? >>THAT IS ALSO EVERY WEEK NOW. THAT IS NOT CALLED OUT IN THIS AS BEING PART OF THAT DISCUSSION. BUT PERHAPS, IT SHOULD BE. >>THE COMPOST YARD WASTE, I WAS WONDERING HOW SEASONAL THAT IS. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THERE WERE FLUCTUATIONS IN THE SEASONS ON YARD WASTE PICKUP, AND WHETHER WE SHOULD HAVE A VARIABLE SCHEDULE BASED ON THAT. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S JUST MY PERSONAL USE OF YARD WASTE OR EVERYONE ELSE’S, BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THIS SHOULD BE SEASONAL. I’M SURE THEY WOULD HAVE THAT DATA, SO WE MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER LOOKING AT THE YARD WASTE COMPONENT AS WELL TO SEE IF IT’S VARIABLE. I LIKE WHERE YOU ARE GOING WITH THIS. >>I THINK THIS DISCUSSION WOULD BE GREAT TO TEE UP SOME QUESTIONS FROM THE SLIDE BECAUSE I THINK THE ORIGINAL THEORY WAS TO GO TO EVERY WEEK YARD WASTE AND FOOD COMPOST COMBINED WITH THE IDEA TO GET THINGS SO THAT CAN BE SMELLY OUT OF THE GARBAGE, SO THE GARBAGE CAN BE ELIMINATED. COUNCILMEMBER BAGHSAW MENTIONED DIAPERS, WHICH GETS BROUGHT UP A LOT. THE EXAMPLES IN OTHER CITIES, I THINK RENTON AT THE TABLE, THOSE PROBLEMS DIDN’T SEEM TO MATERIALIZE WITH SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGY. THEY HEARD A LOT OF CONSENT IN ADVANCE, BUT AFTER THEY WENT INTO IT, IT WASN’T A PROBLEM. COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL, I WOULD ALSO SAY YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE SEASONALITY OF YARD WASTE WOULD BE INTERESTING TO EXPLORE. I AM PUTTING OUT MY FOOD WASTE BIN. THERE IS JUST A FEW THINGS OF EGG SHELLS AND VEGETABLES LEFT OVER. I AM WONDERING IF IT EVEN NEEDS TO GO OUT. BUT IT DOES START TO SMELL IF YOU LEAVE IT. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING IF THEY HAVE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES WITH DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES, OR WHAT THEY WOULD PROPOSE. I APPRECIATE YOUR PERSISTENCE IN LOOKING AT THIS BECAUSE I THINK IT’S TIME TO COME UP WITH SOME REVISED STRATEGIES ON HOW WE WANT TO REDUCE OUR OVERALL WASTE THAT GOES INTO THE LANDFILL. >>THIS IS REALLY WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT MEETING OUR RECYCLING GOALS. WE ARE NOTICING A PLATEAU, AND THERE IS CONVERSATION NOT JUST IN SEATTLE, BUT THE STATE ABOUT FOCUSING OUR GOALS ON WASTE REDUCTION RATHER THAN ONLY RECYCLING, BUT OVERALL, OVERALL REDUCTION IN PERSONAL CONSUMPTION. AND USE OF PRODUCTS THAT LEAD TO WASTE. THIS APPROACH, I THINK IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS, HAS MADE CONSUMERS THINK ABOUT THAT MORE, KNOWING THAT THE GARBAGE IS BEING PICKED UP LESS FREQUENTLY, SO IT HAS ACTUALLY HAD WASTE REDUCTION OUTCOMES. AS FOR WHAT’S ON THE TABLE, I AM OPEN TO STRUCTURING THIS SLI IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE CAN CONSIDER A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS WITH BOTH WASTE REDUCTION AS A GOAL AS WELL AS REDUCING THE NUMBER OF TRUCKS ON THE ROAD. >>VERY GOOD. >>I WILL ADD. I THINK ONE OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT CAME UP AT YOUR COMMITTEE WAS HOW WE MEASURE OUR TARGETS. OUR CURRENT GOALS ARE LARGELY ABOUT THE PERCENTAGE OF DIVERSION. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR WASTE IS BEING DIVERTED FROM THE LANDFILL? WHAT THAT MEANS IS AS WE ADD A LOT MORE CARDBOARD AND PACKAGING, FOR INSTANCE, THAT LOOKS GOOD ON OUR METRICS. IT SHOWS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE BEING DIVERTED, BUT THAT PACKAGING IS ALL BETTER TO BE RECYCLED AND THROWN AWAY, BUT IF WE DIDN’T NEED TO USE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE, THAT’S THE BEST CASE. WHEN WE SEE THE AMOUNT OF PACKAGING DECREASE, THAT SHOWS UP IN A REDUCTION OF PERCENTAGE GOING TO RECYCLING, WHICH SHOWS OUR NUMBERS BEING LESS. THEY TALKED ABOUT CONVERTING OUR GOALS TO A TONNAGE TARGET AS OPPOSED TO PERCENTAGE. I THINK IT’S REALLY GREAT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE SOME PIVOTS HERE. >>ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. I THINK THAT’S IT. THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN FOR WEIGHING IN ON THAT. THE NEXT IS BUDGET LEGISLATION WITH MISS BENNU TO. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR LEADERSHIP, AND WE HAVE REALLY APPRECIATED YOUR HELP THE LAST FEW WEEKS IN PARTICULAR. >>GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNCILMEMBERS. I AM ALY PENNUCCI OH. HOLD ONTO YOUR SEAT. I KNOW THIS IS THE PRESENTATION YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR, TO WRAP UP THESE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BUDGET LEGISLATION. THERE ARE 29 PIECES OF LEGISLATION IDENTIFIED TODAY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSED BUDGET. EACH OF THE COUNCIL BILLS AND COURT FILES LISTED ON PAGES 40 TO 42 ON THE MEMO WILL REQUIRE COMMITTEE ACTION TO RECOMMEND THAT THE LEGISLATION PASSED OR NOT PASS WITH AMENDMENTS. THE MAJORITY OF LEGISLATION HAS BEEN DISCUSSED IN INDIVIDUAL BUDGET PAPERS THAT HAVE OCCURRED OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS, AND LAST WEEK, AND/OR IN SPECIFIC DEPARTMENTS, OR TOPICS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED AS PART OF THE MISCELLANEOUS PAPER. I WON’T GO INTO GREAT DETAIL ON EACH PIECE OF LEGISLATION, AND WILL INSTEAD, DESCRIBE THE BROAD GROUPINGS OF LEGISLATION. FIRST, THERE IS A SET OF APPROXIMATELY FIVE OR SIX PIECES OF LEGISLATION TO AMEND, ADOPT, OR ENDORSE THE BUDGET. THERE IS LEGISLATION. THE SECOND CATEGORY IS LEGISLATION LEVYING THE 2019 PROPERTY TAXES, OR EXCUSE ME 2020 PROPERTY TAXES. THE THIRD CATEGORY IS LEGISLATION MODIFYING FEES AND CHARGES FOR CITY SERVICES. THE FOURTH CATEGORY WOULD ADOPT LEGISLATION THAT IS EITHER PROPOSING NEW OR AMENDING EXISTING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS FOR TAXES AND USE OF FUNDS. THERE IS A FIFTH CATEGORY OF LEGISLATION OFFERING BONDS AND A SIX CATEGORY OF LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING INTERFUND LOANS, OR REPEALING INTERFUND LOANS THAT ARE NO LONGER REPEATED. FINALLY, THERE IS AN OTHER CATEGORY OF LEGISLATION THAT HAS A NEXUS TO THE BUDGET OR HAS BEEN PART OF THIS BUDGET DISCUSSIONS. THAT INCLUDES SOME OF THE TNC LEGISLATION. THROUGH THE REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET, THE COUNCIL MAY IDENTIFY AMENDMENTS TO THIS LEGISLATION OR NEW LEGISLATION IF NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THE COUNCILS BUDGET ACTIONS. WITH THAT, I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT UNLESS THERE ARE QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMITTEE. THIS WOULD CLOSE OUT OUR DISCUSSION OF ISSUE IDENTIFICATION, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK NEXT WEEK TO BEGIN OUR DISCUSSIONS OF THE SPECIFIC COUNCIL BUDGET ACTIONS AS WE PREPARE FOR THE CHAIR’S PACKAGE. >>DO I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I KNOW COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ WOULD LOVE TO GO THROUGH LINE BY LINE HERE. BUT IF NOT, AND WE HAVE NO MORE QUESTIONS, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. WE WILL CONCLUDE THIS PART OF OUR CONVERSATION THIS MORNING AND TURNED TO PUBLIC COMMENT. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR BEING WITH US FOR THE LAST 2 1/2 HOURS. COUNCIL CEMTRAL STAFF, THANK YOU. DAN, I APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP. WE HAVE JOHN KEEGAN, LEAH, MARTIN WESTERMAN, AND THOSE WILL BE THE FIRST THREE. THEN WE WILL MOVE ON TO JOYCE MODI, MARY JEAN GILMAN, DONALD CASELL, AND SO JOHN? PLEASE, COME UP TO THE MICROPHONES. >>THANK YOU. IS THIS THE BEST TO USE? >>IT’S GOOD BECAUSE YOU CAN STAND UP STRAIGHT. >>JOHN KEEGAN, A TRUSTEE FOR SEATTLE REP AND I WANT TO SPEAK TO SOMETHING THAT RELATES TO THE REP. I SHOULD SAY ALSO, I AM A RESIDENT OF SEATTLE SINCE 1970, A VOTER SINCE 1970 AND A RATEPAYER SINCE 1970. I APPRECIATE, AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD CAN UNDERSTAND THIS. I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU, THE DEEP AND CAREFUL SCRUTINY THAT I SAW THIS MORNING AND THROUGHOUT IS ADMIRABLE. WE HAVE A GOOD CITY COUNCIL AND A GOOD GOVERNMENT. >>THANK YOU. WE DON’T HEAR THAT ALL THE TIME. GIVE THAT MAN SOME EXTRA MINUTES. >>I WISH MORE PEOPLE COULD SEE THAT. I AM HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE CITY’S SUPPORT FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM. YOU GENEROUSLY HELPED US LAUNCH THIS NEW IDEA TWO YEARS AGO WITH A $100,000 GRANT THAT CAME FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS. I WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT HAS HAPPENED, AND WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT, BUT PUBLIC WORKS IS A RADICAL DEPARTURE FROM WHAT THE SEATTLE REPS AND PAINTER NORMAL PROGRAM WOULD BE. INSTEAD OF BUILDING A PLAY, WE DO EIGHT PLAYS A YEAR, WITH EQUITY ACTORS, AND PRESENT, YOU KNOW, THE TRADITIONAL KIND OF STORIES. A VERY DIVERSE SET OF STORIES, BUT NEVERTHELESS WITH THE EQUITY ACTORS. THIS PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM IS A DEPARTURE IN THIS WAY. INSTEAD OF THAT, WE BRING ON 80 TO 100 COMMUNITY FOLKS. OLD, YOUNG, DISABLED, OF ANY CONDITION. WE HAVE MADE PARTNERSHIPS OVER THIS PAST COUPLE OF YEARS WITH THESE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF KING COUNTY, PARK PLACE, AND ALL OF THESE CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PROGRAM, AND SEND US THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO SHOW UP ON THE STAGE, AND SAY, WHY NOT THESE PEOPLE? ALSO, THE JUBILEE WOMEN’S CENTER PATH FOR ART, THE BALLARD NORTHWEST SENIOR CENTER, SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGE, COMPASS HOUSING, AND OUR NEWEST PARTNERSHIP WITH THIS ASK IS REALLY ON BEHALF OF THE REP, BUT ALSO OUR PARTNERS, IN THIS. >>I AM GOING TO HAVE TO ASK YOU TO GET TO THE LAST SENTENCE. THE LIGHT IS FLASHING. >>ANYWAY, WE ARE OBVIOUSLY ASKING YOU FOR AN AS OF $100,000. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT I WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT THE IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM IS A CHANGE. IT’S SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO TO CREATE MORE SOCIAL JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND A PROGRAM THAT WORKS BEYOND THAT. TO END THIS, I AM ASKING THAT YOU LISTEN. I HOPE YOU CAN RETURN AGAIN GENEROUSLY, AND KEEP THIS PROGRAM GOING. WE MAKE NO PROFIT. TICKETS ARE FREE. THEY GO LIKE CRAZY WHEN IT’S ANNOUNCED THAT YOU HAVE FREE ACCESS. THE DIVERSITY OF THE AUDIENCE FOR THESE KINDS OF SHOWS IS AMAZING. THE BOUQUETS THAT GET BROUGHT UP TO ALL OF THESE YOUNG KIDS, OLDER WOMEN AND MEN, WHO HELPED US. >>THANK YOU. GOOD TO SEE YOU. LEAH, THEN MARTIN, THEN JOYCE, AND MARY JEAN, WILL GET QUEUED UP. >>I AM PART OF THE PUBLIC WORKS TEAM AT SEATTLE REP. I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR BUDGET REQUEST UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, IN PARTICULAR FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HEAR ME TODAY AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD FOR SUPPORTING OUR BUDGET. I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE COMMUNITY IMPACT WAS SEEN FIRSTHAND FROM THIS PROGRAM. SEATTLE REP BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO INVITE FOLKS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO TAKE WEEKLY CLASSES, ATTEND PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS AT SEATTLE REP. THROUGH THIS PROCESS, STRANGERS BECOME NEIGHBORS, AND WE CREATE A CITY AND REGION WELCOME TO ALL. WE ARE ROOTED IN EQUITY, IMAGINATION, AND JOY. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO DEFINE THESE CORE VALUES AS THEY ARE INTEGRAL TO EVERY DECISION WE MAKE. EQUITY IS LISTENING FULLY AND DOING OUR BEST TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS WHAT THEY NEED TO SHOW UP. IMAGINATION, EXERCISING CREATIVITY NOT ONLY WHAT WE’RE MAKING BUT HOW WE’RE MAKING IT, AND ENJOYING EACH OTHER’S WORK, EACH OTHER, AND PLAN TO CULTIVATE AND GROW OUR COLLECTIVE JOY. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO COLLABORATE WITH EIGHT LOCAL COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS FIVE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS. THESE INCLUDE THE NORTH SEATTLE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AT ROBERT EAGLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, BYRD B.A.R.T. FARES PLACE, JUBILEE WOMEN’S CENTER, PATH WITH ART, BALLARD NORTHWEST SENIOR CENTER, SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGE, HOUSING ALLIANCE, AND OUR NEWEST PARTNER, REFUGEE WOMEN’S ALLIANCE. OUR PARTICIPANTS ARE THRIVING HUMANS WHO BRING THEIR EXTENSIVE TALENTS TO THE PROJECT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT WE’RE NOT TRYING TO GIFT OR SERVE THESE COMMUNITIES WITH THEATER. WE ARE REFLECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ABOUT IF OUR RELATIONSHIP IS STILL MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL. SEATTLE REP ALSO EXPERIENCES GREAT BENEFIT FROM THESE ENDEAVORS. AT THE SAME TIME, WE HEAR FROM PARTICIPANTS ABOUT HOW THIS HAS AFFECTED THEIR LIVES. JUST A QUOTE TO SHARE WITH YOU. ONE OF OUR PARTICIPANTS SAID, “I AM REALLY GRATEFUL AND WILL TAKE WITH ME THE RELATIONSHIPS I HAVE BUILT THROUGH THIS PROCESS.” LASTLY, A QUOTE FROM OUR PARTNER AT JUBILEE WOMEN’S CENTER. “PUBLIC WORKS HELPS WOMEN BUILD INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND HAVE A VITAL IMPACT ON THEIR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.” AS YOU CONSIDER OUR BUDGET PROPOSAL, PLEASE KNOW HOW ESSENTIAL CITY SUPPORT IS IN MAINTAINING A FULL SCOPE OF THE STRIVING PROGRAM, AND I HOPE YOU KEEP US IN MIND. >>THANK YOU. MARTIN, JOYCE, MARY JEAN. >>I DON’T THINK MARTIN IS HERE. >>THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK. I AM JOYCE MODI, VICE PRESIDENT OF GROW, THE NONPROFIT ADVOCATE FOR P PATCHES. WE ASK THAT CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE $3 MILLION OF SWEET AND BEVERAGE TAX ALLOCATION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS BUDGET TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE P PATCH GARDENS. WE HAVE A CRISIS SO GROW IS ASKING THAT COUNCILMEMBERS EARMARKED $250,000 FOR BALLARD TOWARD THEIR ACQUISITION. $50,000 TO IMMACULATE FOR MOVING THE GARDEN THAT’S GOING TO BE FOR SALE NEXT YEAR. AND I JUST FOUND OUT LAST WEEK, $75,000 TO THE UP GARDEN, THE ROOFTOP GARDEN AND SEATTLE CENTER PARKING GARAGE, FOR MOVING THAT GARDEN THAT HOUSES 90PLUS. DISPLACEMENT IS DUE TO THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR THE NEW ARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER. ALL THREE GARDENS ARE THREATENED WITH IMMEDIATE DISPLACEMENT IN 2020. ALLOCATING FUNDS TO BALLARD IN EARLY 2020 WOULD HELP THEM DEMONSTRATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO RAISING FUNDS, TO PURCHASE THE LAND, AND USE IT AS A MATCH FOR OTHER GRANTS AND FUNDING SOURCES. THIS EXPENDITURE IS BOLD, AND VISIONARY, AND A GESTURE TO PRESERVE A COMMUNITY GARDEN THAT HAS BEEN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE FOR 43 YEARS. IT WOULD ALSO SERVE MORE THAN JUST A PLACE FOR 90 GARDENERS WORK THE LAND. IT WOULD PRESERVE PRECIOUS OPEN SPACE THAT FUNCTIONS AS A COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE AT A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AS THE CITY GROWS. GROW ALSO REQUESTS THAT THE TIME FRAME FOR THE USE OF THE BALANCE OF THE FUNDS IN THIS PACKAGE BE EXTENDED FOR THREE YEARS BECAUSE 1-YEAR IS TOO SHORT FOR REAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ESPECIALLY IN COMMUNITIES THAT MAY REQUIRE ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY PROJECTS, SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, AND ORGANIZED TO IMPLEMENT THEIR PROJECTS. THANK YOU. I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU THIS. >>MARY JEAN, DONALD, AND THEN . >>MY NAME IS MARY JEAN GILMAN. I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF BALLARD AND IN SUPPORT OF A ONE-TIME $3 MILLION FUNDING FROM THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX. BALLARD ‘S HALF-ACRE HAS PROVIDED FOOD SECURITY FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS. WE WANT TO INCREASE OUR IMPACT BY CONTINUING TO MENTOR AND ADVOCATE FOR THIS, IN OUR COMMUNITY, EXPANDING OUR OUTREACH, TEACHING, AND PARTNERSHIPS. WE REQUEST, AS BEFORE, THAT YOU SPECIFICALLY EARMARKED $250,000 FOR OUR P PATCH, THREATENED WITH IMMINENT SALE, AND $50,000 FOR IMMACULATE . BALLARD WILL BE SOLD IN 2020 $41.8 MILLION. WE NEED A DOWN PAYMENT AT THE BGINNING OF 2020 TO SHOW GOOD FAITH TO THE SELLER, AND TO LEVERAGE GRANTS, AND PRIVATE FUNDING. BOTH BALLARD AND IMMACULATE PROVIDE FOOD ACCESS, AND MEET THE FUNDING CRITERIA FOR THE SBT. BALLARDDELIVERED 2500 POUNDS OF ORGANIC PRODUCE TO BALLARD FOOD BANK, INVALID FOOD BANK HAS ENDORSED OUR CAMPAIGN. WE BEGAN PARTNERING WITH PHINNEY NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, AND MEAL PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR. OUR REQUEST REPRESENTS A VERY SMALL PORTION OF THE ONE-TIME FUNDING WINDFALL, AND EVEN LESS THAN THE TOTAL ONGOING FUNDING. AS FOR APPROPRIATENESS, I WOULD LIKE TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION FOR THE CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARD IN JUNE 2019. SUPPORT FOR ONE-TIME INVESTMENTS IN INFRASTRUCTURE, THAT WOULD INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY-BASED MEAL PROGRAMS TO OFFER PRESSURE, MINIMALLY PROCESSED FOODS, AND I THINK THAT DESCRIBES WHAT WE PROVIDE. PLEASE, SUPPORT AND IMPROVE OUR REQUEST FOR EARMARKED FUNDS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. DONALD, . >>I AM A FATHER, A GRANDFATHER. I WORKED 35 YEARS IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADE. I HAVE SO MANY CONCERNS. YOUR TITLES, I DON’T CARE ABOUT. WHO YOU ARE AS A PERSON, AND THE CITY THAT WE BUILT HAS ME TOTALLY APPALLED. I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO THE REST OF MY LIFE BUT SIT, AND HOLD EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ACCOUNTABLE. I DON’T HAVE YOUR PHD. NOR HAVE I THE BA OR THE AA, BUT I DO HAVE A KEEN SENSE OF COMMON SENSE. COMMON SENSE. I LISTEN TO THE THINGS THAT HAVE TRANSPIRED OVER TODAY, AND WHEN I HEAR THERE IS $750,000 GOING SOMEWHERE, AND I HEAR LISA ASKING FOR $19,000, THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE. NONE OF OUR KIDS ARE ANY BETTER THAN THE NEXT. THERE IS NO COLOR IN HERE. THIS IS ALL ABOUT BEING PEOPLE. WE ARE PEOPLE FIRST. WITHOUT OUR SKIN, WE ALL BLEED AND LOOK THE SAME. I WILL BE BACK TOMORROW. I AM RETIRED BUT I WILL ADDRESS THE ISSUES YOU WON’T TALK ABOUT. I HEAR YOU TELL THEM THAT, GOOD JOB. GOOD JOB. WE DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE’RE DOING GOOD. WE WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT WE’RE DOING BAD. FIND OUT WHAT WE NEED TO FIX, AND IF IT’S FIXED, WE NEED TO BREAK IT. THOSE PEOPLE OUT HERE IN THOSE TENTS, THEY DIDN’T GET THERE BY WANTING TO GO THERE. THEY WERE WELL-TO-DO PEOPLE. THEY WERE DOCTORS, LAWYERS, EVERYTHING THIS CITY CAN PRODUCE, AND WITH ME HAVING FIVE KIDS, AND THIS CITY BEING AS BEAUTIFUL AS IT IS, I AM APPALLED AT THE WAY THEY TREAT A TYPE OF PERSON. I SAY THAT BECAUSE I PLAYED BY THE RULES. I AM 60 YEARS OLD, AND I HAVE ALL THE SPUNK IN THE WORLD, AND I TELL YOU, I WILL BE BACK. I DON’T WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID OF ME. I WANT TO TO SEE ME. I AM HERE TO WORK WITH YOU, BUT I TELL YOU, BRINGING THE POLICE TO WEST SEATTLE, WON’T BE A GOOD IDEA. YOU KNOW WHY I SAY THAT? I SAY THAT BECAUSE YOU PUT PEOPLE LIKE ME OUT THERE. YOU GIVE THE COMMUNITY BACK TO THOSE KIDS. THEY MAY NOT TALK TO BRUCE BECAUSE BRUCE CAN TALK FOOTBALL. >>DONALD, THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MAL SERRAT . >>GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM THE COORDINATOR FOR THE WASHINGTON IMMIGRANT SOLIDARITY NETWORK. WE ARE A POWERFUL STATEWIDE NETWORK WITH 230 ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO BUILD A DEFENSE LINE FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES WHENEVER I.C.E. COMES KNOCKING AT THE DOOR. WE FELT TEAMS IN 22 COUNTIES, 52 CITIES, AND OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WE’VE IDENTIFIED HOW IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, ALONG WITH BORDER PATROL HAVE BEEN TERRORIZING OUR COMMUNITIES. TODAY, OUR COMMUNITIES CONTINUE TO LIVE IN FEAR WITH I.C.E. DOLLARS AT THIS ADMINISTRATION FUNDING, AND IN CONGRESS, AS WELL AS THE RHETORIC THAT THIS PRESIDENT EXPELS INTO OUR COMMUNITIES, CREATING VIOLENCE AND FEAR. I AM HERE TO REALLY RECOGNIZE, AND APPRECIATE THE LEADERSHIP OF COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ FOR ADDRESSING THE CURRENT NEEDS OUR COMMUNITIES ARE FACING. AS WE HAVE AUSTIN, IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN A HEATED DEBATE THROUGH THE POLICY AND EXECUTIVE ORDER,, AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTION. I AM HERE TO REMIND US ALL OF THE LEADERS WE CAN BE IN THIS MOMENT. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE CITY THAT HAS SEEN ME GROW SINCE I WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD. I USED TO LIVE THREE BLOCKS AWAY FROM HERE WHEN RENT WAS $650. I WANT TO URGE YOU ALL TO SUPPORT A $750,000 BUDGET ALLOCATION TOWARDS A RAPID RESPONSE FUND. THIS RAPID RESPONSE FUND WILL BE USED QUICKLY TO DEPLOY IMMIGRATION CLINICS, AND RESOURCES AROUND LARGE-SCALE CHANGES IN IMMIGRATION LAWS, RULES, AND POLICIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVAL, TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS FOR CITIZENS OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, WORKPLACE RAIDS, AND CHANGES TO PUBLIC CHARGE RULES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FAITH, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. JUST TO GIVE YOU A QUICK RECAP, THERE IS OVER 18,000 DOCKER RECIPIENTS RESIDING IN WASHINGTON STATE. HALF OF THEM, LIVING IN SEATTLE, OR THE KING COUNTY AREA. LAST YEAR, IMMIGRATION CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT RELEASED AN OPERATION WITH OVER 5200 WORKPLACE AUDITS. NOW, OVER 250 SEATTLE WORKERS, IMMIGRANT WORKERS’ HAVE BEEN LET GO FROM THEIR EMPLOYMENT. TODAY, BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS CONTINUE TO FEEL THREATENED AND CONTINUE TO RELEASE EVERY DAY IMMIGRANT WORKERS. FAMILIES ARE BEING PUSHED INTO ECONOMIC CRISIS AND ARE AT THE EDGE OF HOMELESSNESS, SO I ASKED THAT YOU ALL SUPPORT THIS BUDGET ALLOCATION TO ENSURE THAT WE, AS A COMMUNITY, ARE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS TO COME WHERE IMMIGRATION OPERATIONS WILL DRASTICALLY INCREASE UNTIL ELECTION DAY. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. THAT ENDS PUBLIC COMMENT FOR TODAY. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH US. COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER ITEMS THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 5:30 WHEN OUR PUBLIC HEARING BEGINS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR ATTENDING. AS PART OF THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

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