Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee 11/13/19 Session I

Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee 11/13/19 Session I


>>>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I ALSO WANT TO SAY WHEN YOU ASK POLITELY, THAT HAPPENS TOO. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW WE ARE VERY HAPPY YOU ARE HERE AND WE ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD. SO, IT LOOKS LIKE NINE COLIN 31 NINE COLIN 31. COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU FOR COMING AND I HAVE JUST SPOKEN TO THE CROWD, THAT WITH YOUR PERMISSION AND APPROVAL WE ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH PUBLIC COMMENT FOR 30 MINUTES. LET ME DO A QUICK INTRODUCTION. I AM SALLY BAGSHAW AND CHAIR THIS COMMITTEE. I WANT TO WELCOME COUNCILMEMBER WHEREAS AND ALL COUNCILMEMBERS. THIS IS NOVEMBER 13. IT IS ARE BUDGET COMMITTEE EXTENDED MEETING TODAY. WE WILL BE REVIEWING WHAT IS CALLED FORM C’S. THIS IS A BALANCING ADDITION TO WHAT WE HAD ACTUALLY GONE THROUGH LAST WEDNESDAY. THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL MONIES BEING BROUGHT IN TODAY. BUT, AS YOU KNOW LAST WEEK I AGAIN REITERATED OUR PRIORITIES WHICH IS AROUND HOUSING, HUMAN SERVICES, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND LEAD. THOSE WILL CONTINUE TO BE MY PRIORITIES THROUGH THE BUDGET. TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THESE FURTHER REFINEMENTS. THERE ARE 44 PROPOSED COUNCIL BUDGET ACTIONS TO CONSIDER. AND, THERE ARE 12 PROBE IS THOSE, 20 STATEMENTS OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT WITHIN THAT PACKAGE. WE ARE GOING TO GET STARTED. I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU BEING HERE. COUNSEL, COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU. I WILL TURN IT OVER, NO WE AREN’T. WE WILL JUST MOVE FORWARD WITH PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS POINT. I AM GOING TO ASK THAT THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP, IT IS NINE COLIN 33 AND AT 10 COLIN 33 I WILL CUT OFF PUBLIC COMMENT. I BELIEVE, TONY YOU ARE THE FIRST, SO I WILL READ THESE OFF. I AM GOING TO ASK YOU TO ADHERE TO THE ONE MINUTE RULE.>>THANK YOU. >>TONY, MARGARET, RASHAD, KIERAN, AND IT LOOKS LIKE CHARLIE AFTER THAT. SO, TONY PLEASE PROCEED. >>THANK YOU CHAIR. MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE I WANT TO ASK AGAIN FOR THIS AMENDMENT NUMBER 22 RESTORE FUNDING. WE DO HOMEBUYING COUNSELING IN THE CITY. NUMBER 2, IT IS A CITYWIDE PROCESS. EVEN IF YOU BUILD YOUR AFFORDABLE OR LOW INCOME HOME IF YOU DON’T DO THE COUNSELING, IT IS HARD TO GET PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED AND QUALIFIED. SO, THE COUNSELING PROGRAM IS ALMOST LIKE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR OTHER HOUSING PROJECTS. AND THE THIRD THING IS THAT IT NEEDS TO BE, WE CAN’T TURN IT ON AND OFF, BECAUSE SOMETIMES IT TAKES PEOPLE 30 TO 90 DAYS AND THEY ARE READY, BUT OTHER TIMES IT TAKES THEM YEARS. WE WORK WITH THEM ALL OF THE TIME, SO IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. I HOPE YOU CAN FIND A SOURCE FOR THIS. FRANKLY, IF WE COULD TAKE IT OUT OF SOME MONIES SET FOR HOME OWNERSHIP, IT IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY. IT IS REALLY, REALLY CRITICAL TO PUT PEOPLE INTO UNITS THAT WE BUILT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU TONY. MARGUERITE, RASHAD, KIERAN, THEN CHARLIE AND JOSH. >>YES, GOOD DAY EVERYONE. I AM MARGUERITE BECHARD. I COME DOWN HERE QUITE A BIT. RECENTLY, I SAW SOMEONE IN A STORE TELLING ME TO KEEP DOING WHAT I AM DOING, SO I AM DOING WHAT I AM DOING. AND I AM SPEAKING OUT. I AM BLACK, AND I AM CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THIS CITY COUNCIL, THOSE GOING OUT AND EVEN THOSE COMING IN. I HAVE INFORMATION IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK. THEY DID A RAID OF CITY HALL. I DON’T CARE FOR THEY COME FROM, I WANT THEM TO GET HERE AND DO THE SAME RAID THAT THEY DID IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK BECAUSE I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PROVIDING EVIDENCE THAT THEY ARE RACIST HERE. THEY ARE DISCRIMINATORY AND PREJUDICE. THEY ARE NARCISSISTIC. AND, I COULD GO ON DOWN THE LINE WITH WHAT IS OCCURRING HERE. I AM FROM HERE. I WAS BORN AND RAISED HERE, SO I CAN TALK ABOUT ANYTHING OR ANY SUBJECT, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DISCUSS HERE IN THIS CHAMBER.>>KIERAN, CHARLIE, AND JOSH. >>GOOD MORNING COUNSEL. MY NAME IS KIERAN TOURING AND I AM WITH UPGRADE SEATTLE AND A FEW OTHER THINGS. I AM WEARING MY UPGRADE SEATTLE HAT. IM HERE TO SUPPORT COUNCILMEMBER HERBALS STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT FOR MUNICIPAL BROADBAND. I ALSO WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBERS O’BRIEN AND OTHERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THIS IDEA OF THE CITY CONTROLLING OUR BROADBAND ACCESS. I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT, NOT ONLY FOR OUR CULTURE, BUT FOR OUR SURVIVAL. OUR ABILITY TO CONTROL OUR OWN BROADBAND IS WITHIN OUR GRASP. THE CITY ITSELF DID A STUDY THAT SAID THAT THIS IS POSSIBLE IN THE CITY OF SEATTLEAND I AM VERY HAPPY THAT THE COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE TAKEN THIS UP AND ARE NOT LETTING IT DIE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, KIERAN. CHARLIE? CHARLIE, JOSH, THEN DEBBIE. >>I AM NOT SEEING CHARLIE, JOSH SO GO AHEAD. >>CHARLIE, HELENE AND DEBBIE WERE PREPARED TO SPEAK AFTER. THEY WILL BE BACK. OKAY. >>I AM JUST HERE ONCE AGAIN. I AM ON BEHALF OF THE WORKING CENTER. I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER TERESA MOSQUEDA FOR PROPOSING AN ADDITIONAL $200,000 FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUNDS. I WANT TO URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THAT WORK AT A TIME OF RECORD INEQUALITY IN THE CITY AND AROUND THE COUNTRY ENFORCING LABOR STANDARDS IS ONE SMALL BUT CRITICAL WAY OF FIGHTING BACK AND MAKING SURE THAT LOW AGE WORKERS ARE GETTING PAID EVERYTHING THEY ARE OWED AND GETTING SCHEDULES ON TIME SO THEY CAN MANAGE THEIR LIVES, PARTICIPATE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND GETTING THE SICK LEAVE WE ALL FOUGHT FOR. THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THAT PROPOSAL. WE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT IT TODAY AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR FINAL BUDGET. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU JOSH. AND, WE WILL SIGNAL CHARLIE, DEBBIE, AND COLLEEN IF THEY ARE NOT HERE WHEN THEY COME BACK IN THE AFTERNOON OR AFTER WE ARE DONE. WE WILL PUT THEM RIGHT BACK IN THE QUEUE. ALEX GRINCH, KATRINA JOHNSON, AND BENJAMIN THATCHER PLEASE.>> GOOD MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS. MY NAME IS ALEX FINCH I AM THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COORDINATOR IN NORTH LAKE. AS YOU MAY KNOW, SOME AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET ALLOCATES MONEY TO PREVENT OUR VILLAGE FROM CLOSING. WELL, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW IS THAT IN OCTOBER WE WERE TOLD THAT OUR CLOSURE DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DECEMBER 31 FROM MARCH. THIS WOULD MEAN, I MEAN IT IS SHADY. IT IS SHAMEFUL AND SHADY. IT IS BRUTAL AND INHUMANE TO CLOSE US IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. WHY THEY ARE BEING ALLOWED TO DO THIS IS BEYOND ANY REASON. AND, IT NEEDS TO STOP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BECAUSE DECEMBER JUST ISN’T ENOUGH TIME. ALL WE ARE GETTING OFFERED FROM OUR SUPPOSEDLY CASE MANAGEMENT IS OTHER TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, AND NOT PERMANENT HOUSING. WE WANT PERMANENT HOUSING. THAT IS IT.>>THANK YOU ALEX. TRINA?>>KATRINA JOHNSON HERE? OKAY. KATRINA THEN BENJAMIN, THEN ANITA FREEMAN. >>GOOD MORNING. I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL THE COUNCILMEMBERS FOR PUSHING LEAD FORWARD AND ALLOWING US TO BE ABLE TO EXPAND IN THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST SEATTLE INTO THE MOST RACIALLY AND ETHNICALLY DIVERSE PARTS OF THE CITY, AND ALLOWING OFFICERS TO USE TOOLS THAT THEY ARE READY AND WILLING TO USE FOR INDIVIDUALS OUT IN THAT AREA. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND YOUR HARD WORK THAT YOU PUT IN TO PUSHING LEAD FORWARD. >>THANK YOU. >>I AM WITH COMMUNITY PASSAGEWAYS AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO WORK WITH LEAD. IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR AND WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH US AND SUPPORT US. >>THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN LEAD AND COMMUNITY OF PASSAGEWAYS WILL BE PIVOTAL IN SOUTHEAST SEATTLE AND SOUTHWEST. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE TO PUSH LEAD FORWARD AND TO BRING DOWN CASELOAD FOR OUR CASEWORKERS WHO ARE DOING RADICAL OUTREACH OUT THERE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOOD TO SEE YOU. ALL RIGHT, BENJAMIN THEN ANITA, THEN ED MAST. >>HELLO. I AM FROM THE GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH. I AM HERE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF NORTHLAKE, NICHOLS VILLE, TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS MONEY BUDGETED FOR THE CLOSING OF THAT VILLAGE. I THINK THAT INSTEAD OF CLOSING THE VILLAGE, THE VILLAGE SHOULD REMAIN OPEN UNDER THE RELIGIOUS ENCAMPMENT ORDINANCE. AND, MY CONGREGATION IS REALLY WANTING TO EXPLORE HOW WE CAN SPONSOR AND MAKE THAT HAPPEN. I HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO ALL OF YOU, AND I HAVE IT IN MY HAND. I ALSO EMAILED IT TO YOU. THE VILLAGE IS FUNCTIONING QUITE WELL. AND, I AM CONCERNED THAT THE NARRATIVE THAT IS COMING OUT OF HSD IN LEHIGH SIMPLY DOES NOT SQUARE WITH THE FACTS THAT I SEE WITH MY OWN EYES, HAVING BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL, ADVISORY TEAM, AND ALSO MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE VILLAGE ITSELF. SO, I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE HOW TO USE THE RELIGIOUS ENCAMPMENT ACT. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO INVITE YOU TO CALL MY OFFICE. I AM INTERESTED IN TALKING WITH YOU. OKAY, AND NATURE?>>GOOD MORNING. I AM ANITA FREEMAN WITH SHARE, WHEEL, AND WOMEN IN BLACK. THE WHEEL WOMEN IN BLACK STAND VIGIL WHEN EVER ANYBODY HOMELESS DIES IN KING COUNTY OUTSIDE, OR IN A PUBLIC PLACE, OR BY VIOLENCE. TODAY, AT NOON WE ARE STANDING FOR ANOTHER ONE. THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL THIS YEAR THAT WE STOOD FOR 299. IT IS A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE TOAL. WITHOUT SHELTER, PEOPLE DIE, AND THE COROLLARY TO THAT IS THAT WITH SHELTER PEOPLE LIVE HERE WE NEED MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. WE NEED THEM TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC, SELF GOVERNED GROUPS THAT HAVE PROVED ENCAMPMENTS AND TINY HOUSE VILLAGES TO WORK. WE NEED TO NOT CREATE A MONOPOLY OF THEM. WE NEED TO NOT CLOSE NICHOLS VILLE NORTHGATE. PLEASE JOIN US AT NOON FOR OUR VIGIL. THANK YOU.>>ED MAST?>>I LIVE IN TRADITIONAL WALLINGFORD LAN. I AM ALSO ON YOUR COMMUNITY ADVISOR COMMITTEE FOR NORTHLAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. I AM DISMAYED, AS SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REFERRING TO THAT YOU ARE ALLOWING YOUR HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE NORTHLAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE AT ALL. AND, THREE MONTHS BEFORE IT IS THE SCHEDULED TIME IN THE DEAD OF WINTER. AS NEAR AS I CAN TELL, THIS IS BEING ALLOWED TO HAPPEN BECAUSE A LOT OF YOU ARE ACCEPTING FALSEHOODS FROM YOUR HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THEIR CONTRACT OF THE LOW HOUSING INCOME INSTITUTE. YOU HAVE NOT BEEN LISTENING TO THE VOICES OF RESIDENTS OF NORTHLAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE, MANY OF WHOM ARE HERE TODAY AND ARE ALREADY BEING BETRAYED. WE NEED MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. GENERALLY, PLEASE DON’T CLOSE THIS ONE AND LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE. >>THANK YOU.>>OKAY, WHO IS B SEATTLE? OKAY. THREE MINUTES.>>ALL RIGHT. >>BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, IT LOOKS LIKE I CAN’T READ THE FIRST NAME. LOKI AND CATHERINE AND SHIRLEY HENDERSON.>>GOOD MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS. WE ARE WITH B SEATTLE. MY NAME IS DEVON AND THIS IS RENEE, JONATHAN, SEAN, AND CHARITY. I AM HERE TODAY WITH TENANTS THAT WE HELP ORGANIZE THEIR BUILDINGS. WE TAUGHT THEM THEIR RIGHTS. WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE DOING THAT TONIGHT. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A 12 HOUR WORKDAY, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE GOING TO BE GOING OUT TONIGHT TO TEACH PEOPLE THEIR RIGHTS AND HOW TO GET MORE AND HOW TO NOT BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. I AM REALLY DISAPPOINTED ACTUALLY. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED ON WEDNESDAY WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT IN THIS HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS BUDGET, THE CITY IS ONLY BUDGETING $1.50 PER TENANT FOR SERVICES. THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. THAT IS REALLY, REALLY NOT ENOUGH. AND, I SAY THAT NOT JUST AS A NONPROFIT PERSON, I SAY THAT AS A TENANT AS WELL. YOU KNOW, THAT PROGRAM WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW THE VERY LIMITED FUNDS WE HAVE FROM THE CITY, IF TENANTS AND SERVICES ARE NOT EXPANDED, THE PROGRAM WILL MOST LIKELY NOT EXIST AFTER THE END OF THIS YEAR. THAT MEANS, BY THE END OF THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE DONE 55 WORKSHOPS FOR TENANTS IN 23 ZIP CODES. WE HAVE REFERRED OR HELPED 99% OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE WORKED WITH. WE HAVE HELPED FORM SEVEN TENANT UNION AND HELPED PEOPLE FIGHT BACK ECONOMIC EVICTION AND GET REPAIRS MADE. WE HAVE HELPED PEOPLE REPLACE HARMFUL BUILDING MANAGERS. NONE OF THAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER DECEMBER 31 IF WE DON’T HAVE EXTRA FUNDS IN THIS BUDGET. SO, I JUST WANTED TO REITERATE THAT. I THINK THAT CHARITY ALSO WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING. >>HELLO. B SEATTLE HELPED ORGANIZE MY BUILDING, AND I URGE THE CITY TO FUND MORE TENANT ORGANIZING, BECAUSE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY, KNOWING THEIR RIGHTS IS CRUCIAL AND OFTEN EVICTION WOULD MEAN DEATH FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME. SO, PLEASE FUND THESE SERVICES. THANKS. >>SHE JUST ALSO WANTED TO MENTION, SORRY SHE HAD WRITTEN THIS. WE DESPERATELY NEED MORE MONEY FOR EVICTION, LEGAL ASSISTANCE, AGAIN BECAUSE EVICTION IS TERRIBLE. ONE ATTORNEY IS NOT ENOUGH.>> AND IN CLOSING, I KNOW WE ARE OVER TIME. WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER FUNDING THREE DOLLARS PER TENANT, INSTEAD OF $1.50? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>IT LOOKS LIKE LOKI, CATHERINE PARKER, SHIRLEY HENDERSON AND ERIC DAVIS.>>GOOD MORNING. I HAVE BEEN PART OF SHARE ROTATION FOR A WHILE NOW. WE WILL KEEP IT SHORT. A LOT MORE TINY HOUSES HAVE BEEN RUN BY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE US. WE INVITE YOU TO TALK WITH THE SOMETIME THIS WEEK ABOUT THAT. HOLD ON, I NEED MY NOTES. THAT IS ABOUT IT. SORRY. WITHOUT SHELTER, PEOPLE DIE. >>THANK YOU. CATHERINE PARKER, SHIRLEY HENDERSON, ERIC DAVIS AND CASSANDRA.>>HOW MANY OF YOU ARE TOGETHER?>>IT IS 11.>>HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP? “TWO OF US ARE SPEAKING. WE CAN STICK TO ONE IF YOU PREFER. >>GOOD. >>GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS CATHERINE PARKER. IM SHANNON MAYO. AND WE BOTH LIVE IN DISTRICT THREE IN SEATTLE. THESE ARE SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS. WE ARE ALL WITH MOMS TO DEMAND ACTION FOR SENSITIVE AMERICA. A FEW OF US, INCLUDING MYSELF TESTIFIED AT THE BUDGET HEARING ON OCTOBER 22. WE ARE HERE AGAIN TODAY TO STRONGLY URGE YOU TO FUND PROVEN COMMUNITY-BASED VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS THAT WILL HELP REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE AND OTHER SAFETY ISSUES THAT SEATTLE FACES.>> VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS SUCH AS CHOOSE 180 AND COMMUNITY PASSAGEWAYS EFFECTIVELY INVEST IN THOSE MOST LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN BOTH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND GUN VIOLENCE. THESE ORGANIZATIONS HELP BY INTERVENING IN AND DE- ESCALATING POTENTIALLY VIOLENT CONFLICTS, AND SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN HEALING AND BREAKING THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE WITHOUT RELYING SOLELY ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THEY ARE ABLE TO LEVERAGE THEIR TRUST WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH ADVOCATING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN A HOLISTIC WAY TO EMPOWER THEM TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES. >>THESE PROGRAMS MEET ADEQUATE AND STABLE FUNDING TO ENABLE THEIR LIFE-SUSTAINING WORK.HOWEVER, THE COUNCILS BUDGET DRAFT RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 6 FALLS SHORT. WE ARE ASKING THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE A TOTAL OF $400,000 IN FUNDING $100,000 FOR CHOOSE 180 AND $300,000 FOR COMMUNITY PASSAGEWAYS. WE KNOW THAT WE CAN MAKE OUR CITY RICH, SORRY OUR CITY MUCH SAFER FOR ALL AND AT THE SAME TIME CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING. SO NEXT IS SHIRLEY HENDERSON, MARIO AND ERIC DAVIS.>>MY NAME IS SHIRLEY HENDERSON. I OWN, I AM ONE OF THE OWNERS A SQUIRREL CHOPS WHICH IS A SMALL BUSINESS IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT. I AM HERE BECAUSE SO MANY OF US, SMALL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS INCLUDED ARE SO SICK AND TIRED OF BEING PUSHED DOWN AND OUT BY BIG BUSINESS. THE MAYORS BUDGET WAS A BUSINESS AS USUAL BUDGET. AND, THANKS TO THE LEADERSHIP OF COUNCILMEMBER WE HAVE WON SOME REALLY IMPORTANT GAINS. WE ARE HERE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR A BUDGET THAT IS FOR THE PEOPLE IN THAT IS HUMANE. I SUPPORT ALL OF THE AMENDMENTS THAT COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE PUT FORWARD. AND, I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT SPECIFICALLY A BOOST TO TRENDS JOB SEARCH SERVICES, WHICH IS REALLY CRITICAL FOR MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES THAT STRUGGLE WITH EMPLOYMENT TO BEGIN WITH, BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION. I SUPPORT A CENTRAL DISTRICT SMALL BUSINESS DISPLACEMENT SURVEY. I SUPPORT THE FUNDING FOR ANTI- DISPLACEMENT COMMUNITY WORK IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, WHICH IS REALLY CRITICAL IN THE STOP TO THE SWEEPS.>>THANK YOU. MARIO, THEN ERIC DAVIS. THEN CASSANDRA. >>I AM REPRESENTED A GRASSROOTS VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION FIGHTING AGAINST DEPORTATION IN WASHINGTON STATE. WE HAVE FILED TO GET SANCTUARY IN THIS STATE AND WE ARE REALLY GLAD THAT SOME OF THAT HAS HAPPENED IN SEATTLE. YET, WE STILL SEE THE INVESTMENT BEING PUSHED INTO POLICING PROGRAMS, JAILS, AND NOT FOR RESTORING JUSTICE. W ALSO SEE A PUSH TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR SURVEILLANCE AND NOT FOR PROGRAMS THAT ACTUALLY PROTECT YOUTH, ESPECIALLY BLACK AND BROWN YOUTH. WE SENT YOU A LETTER AND A SUMMARY OF THAT LETTER IS, WE SUPPORT THE FUNDING OF $300,000 FOR COMMUNITY PASSAGEWAYS, A USE CONSORTIUM PROGRAM, $162,000 FOR CREATIVE JUSTICE, A COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND $100,000 FOR THE YOUTH BEACH ACTION QUALITY PROGRAM. I MENTIONED EARLY IN THE MORNING I WAS PART OF THAT IN THE BEGINNING OF THE GREETERS. THAT NEEDS TO BE FUNDED IF THERE IS ACTUALLY SANCTUARY IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. ERIC?>>GOOD MORNING CITY COUNCIL. MY NAME IS ERIC DAVIS AND I’M THE COFOUNDER OF CAMP SECOND CHANCE. I SUPPORT THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, I WOULD LAST LIKE TO ASK A MOMENT IF YOU WOULD ALLOW US TO HAVE A GROUP OF RESIDENTS. IF I COULD SHARE SOME OF MY TIME. THEY ALL SIGNED UP AND WE WILL STAY WITHIN THE TIME, IF THAT IS OKAY.>>ERIC, WHO IS SIGNED UP? TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL CHECK YOU OFF. DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR NUMBER?>> IN THE 50s, I THINK.>>OKAY, WE HAVE BRANDON, AND CASSANDRA YOU WERE NEXT UP. WHAT IS YOUR LAST NAME DAVID? OKAY, THANK YOU. VERY GOOD, THANK YOU. LET’S GIVE THEM THREE MINUTES LEE’S. >>I JUST WANT TO SHARE REAL QUICKLY, AND YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH THE IMPORTANCE OF TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE. YOU HAVE HEARD MY STORIES BEFORE. BUT, I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO HEAR FROM THE RESIDENCE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE THERE. I SUPPORT ALL TINY HOUSE VILLAGES AND THE SHELTER THAT KEEPS THE PEOPLE OFF THE STREET AND WARM AND SAFE. THANK YOU.>>MY NAME IS BRANDON FISHER. I AM A TINY HOUSE RESIDENT AT CAMP SECOND CHANCE. I HAVE BEEN THERE FOR JUST TWO MONTHS NOW. AND, IN THAT SHORT TIME I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE A PROFOUND AND MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN MY LIFE. BECAUSE IT IS A CLEAN AND SOBER CAMP, I HAVE QUIT DRINKING AND IN TWO MONTHS I HAVE LOST 21 POUNDS. I HAVE BECOME MORE ACTIVE PHYSICALLY, SOCIALLY, AND MENTALLY. I HAVE PRIDE IN MYSELF AND MY FELLOW RESIDENTS. AND, FOR THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HOPE IN MY FUTURE. THANK YOU.>>COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY NAME IS CASSANDRA GASPAR AND I TOO AM A RESIDENT OF CAMP SECOND CHANCE. I SUPPORT MORE TINY VILLAGES, AS I WAS EVICTED IN APRIL. I HAD A GOOD PAYING JOB. I WISHED I HAD HAD AN EVICTION ATTORNEY AT THAT TIME AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING. SO, I SUPPORT MANY OF THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY HERE, MYSELF. IN JANUARY I WILL HAVE 13 YEARS CLEAN AND SOBER FROM A FORMER HEROIN ADDICTION. WHEN I KNOCKED ON TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR ME UNTIL I GOT TO CAMP SECOND CHANCE. I FEEL IT WAS A BLESSING AS THAT IS RIGHT WHERE I NEEDED TO BE. I WOULD PRAY AND HOPE FOR THE SAME FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO BE DISPLACED. THERE ARE GOING TO BE PEOPLE THAT NEED WARMTH AND WILL NEED A PLACE. THEY WILL BE DISPLACED. PLEASE EXPAND MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES.>>HELLO COUNSEL. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US TODAY. FIRST THING I WANTED TO SAY IS, HOMELESSNESS IS NEW TO ME. I HAVE RAISED BOTH OF MY CHILDREN. THEY ARE 26 AND 28. THEY ARE GOOD CITIZENS, HARD- WORKING, PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS UNTIL JUST RECENTLY. I STARTED TO TAKE CARE OF MY MOTHER, AND WHEN SHE FELT REAL DEAL I LET GO OF TWO OF MY BUSINESSES. AFTER LETTING GO OF THOSE TWO BUSINESSES AND TAKING CARE OF MY MOM WHO IS NOW RECOVERED, I STARTED TO LIVE WITH A FAMILY MEMBER AND THINGS DIDN’T WORK OUT. I WAS FORCED OUT OF HER HOME. I DIDN’T KNOW WHERE I WAS GOING TO GO. I HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB. I HAVE NICE BELONGINGS. I HAVE THINGS THAT I HAVE WORKED HARD FOR IN MY LIFE AND I WASN’T JUST GOING TO JUST NOT LET THEM GO WITHOUT FIGHTING. AND BEING ABLE TO COME TO CAMP SECOND CHANCE AND HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE VERSUS PAYING FOR A HOTEL EVERY NIGHT, WHICH WAS VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE AND HAVING SOMEWHERE SAFE TO GO, NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO OR WHO TO CALL. BUT YOU GO TO A TINY VILLAGE LIKE THIS AND SOMEONE SAYS, LET US HELP YOU. YOU STILL MAINTAIN YOUR JOB AND START TO PUT A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY IN SAVINGS. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, I WON’T BE THERE. THIS ISN’T MY FOREVER HOME. IT IS JUST HOME RIGHT NOW. VERSUS BEING UNDER A BRIDGE OR IN A COLD PARKING LOT. WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE. IF YOU LET US FAIL, THEN WE ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOU LET US BE. WE CANNOT FAIL. YOU CANNOT FAIL YOUR PEOPLE. $1.50 FOR THE BUDGET, I CAN TELL YOU WHAT A DOLLAR AND $.50 BUYS AT SAFELY. MAYBE A COUPLE CUP OF NOODLES. MAYBE A SMALL ORANGE JUICE. MAYBE. SO, I KNOW THERE ARE 20 SECONDS AND MORE TO TALK ABOUT. BUT, IT IS DETRIMENTAL TO SOME PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN GO AND BE SAFE, WARM, AND NOT WORRY ABOUT ALL OF THE THINGS THEY WORRY ABOUT, BESIDES WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO REST THEIR HEAD.>>I WANT TO SAY THAT TINY HOMES ARE WORTH IT. IF YOU GO AROUND AND LOOK, THEY ARE WORTH IT. YOU DON’T NEED TO CLOSE THEM DOWN. WE NEED MORE OF THEM. WE DO. LOOK AROUND, YOU WILL SEE.>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALL OF YOU. OKAY, THE WOMAN WHO SPOKE, WAS YOUR NAME JENNA? ALL RIGHT. I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM I DON’T MISS ANYBODY HERE. IS YOUR FIRST NAME JENNA? YOU, WHO JUST SPOKE, IS IT JENNA? JENNIFER? I DON’T SEE YOU ON THE LISTS. SO, JENNA THEN LORI, THEN DONNA ANDERSON. AND, WE WILL CUT IT OFF AT 10:00 AND PICK IT UP AGAIN AFTERWARDS. SO, PLEASE GO AHEAD. >>MY NAME IS JENNA KINSEY AND I AM A RESIDENT AT NICKELSVILLE. I FIND IT APPALLING THAT HSD IS GOING TO TRY TO SHUT US DOWN. I DON’T KNOW WHY, BECAUSE WE NEVER DID ANYTHING TO HSD. ALL WE WANT TO DO IS LIVE THERE. I KNOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE TEMPORARY HOUSING, BUT WE ALL FEEL SAFE THERE. SO, WHY THE HECK WOULD YOU SHUT DOWN A PERFECTLY WORKING TINY HOUSE VILLAGE, WHY? I DON’T GET IT, AND I HIGHLY DOUBT ANY OF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO LAST ONE WEEK ON THE STREETS. SO, DON’T SHUT US DOWN PLEASE. THANK YOU.>>LORI? LORI?>>I AM LORI PERRY AND I AM FROM NICKELSVILLE. THE NORTHLAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES SHOULD NOT BE CLOSED THIS YEAR. THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS MISLEADING YOU ABOUT THIS. AND, THEY HAVE BEEN ONCE THE EVER STEPPED IN THE VILLAGE. IF LEHIGH IS GETTING THEIR OWN VILLAGE, WHY MESS WITH OURS? WHY? THE GREAT MAJORITY OF PEOPLE AT NORTHLAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE WILL NOT LEAVE UNTIL THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE INTO PERMANENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING. HOWEVER, THIS WILL NOT BE DONE WITH LEHIGH. LEHIGH OFFERS TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. IF THEY ARE GETTING THEIR OWN VILLAGE, THEN LEAVE US ALONE. LET US STAY WHERE WE ARE AT AND LET US BE A VILLAGE, OUR OWN COMMUNITY. >>THANK YOU. THE LAST SPEAKER FOR NOW IS DONNA ANDERSON.>>SHE ISN’T HERE.>>THEY WERE ON THE LIST FOR LATER, A GROUP FROM GEORGETOWN. I WILL GIVE YOU THREE MINUTES AND THEN WE ARE DONE. THAT IS IT AND WE ARE GETTING BACK TO THE OTHER BUSINESS.>> OKAY. HELLO. MY NAME IS CHRIS McDANIEL. I LIVE IN GEORGIA TOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. YOU KNOW, I WAS THERE RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING. AND, AFTER ONE YEAR THERE I WAS THROWN OUT. I SPENT WHEN YOU’RE GETTING BACK IN. ONLY TO HAVE THIS WHOLE BLOWUP BETWEEN LEHIGH AND NICKELSVILLE. IT IS REALLY RIDICULOUS, BECAUSE THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO. THE SWEEPS ARE POINTLESS. YOU ARE JUST WEEPING THEM BACK AND FORTH AND BACK AND FORTH. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SWEPT A DOZEN TIMES. THEY DON’T OFFER THEM ANYTHING. THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO. DHC ON WELLER IS AN ANIMAL HOUSE. I WOULDN’T SEND AN ANIMAL THERE. YOU NEED TO FIND MORE VILLAGES. THEY SAVE LIVES. THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.>>WHAT IS YOUR NAME, PLEASE? >>MY NAME IS HATTIE RHODES AND I LIVE AT THE GEORGETOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. I WANTED TO THANK THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING US. I ALSO WANTED TO THANK THE GEORGETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD FOR BEING SO SUPPORTIVE OF US. AND, FOR SUPPORTING THE CONTINUATION OF THE VILLAGE. WE NEED MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL ON THE STREETS. THE COMMUNITY TINY HOUSE VILLAGES PROVIDE AND OFFER THE DISENFRANCHISED THE ABILITY TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES. THEY GO FROM HAVING A DAILY STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE TO ACTUALLY ENVISIONING A FUTURE, WHICH INCLUDES THEM. HELP OTHERS FIND THE FUTURE BY SUPPORTING MORE VILLAGES. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. I WILL SAY SOMETHING.>>WHAT IS YOUR NAME PLEASE?>>I AM ANDREW CONSTANTINO. I AM THE ON-SITE COORDINATOR AT GEORGETOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. ONE OF THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF THE GEORGETOWN VILLAGE IS THAT IT IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN OUTSIDE FOR A VERY LONG TIME. THE NAVIGATION TEAM MAY CONDUCT A SWEEP. WE HAVE AN OPENING SO THEY BRING SOMEONE TO OUR VILLAGE. IT IS PEOPLE THAT MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE FIND THE VILLAGE. SO, I AM NOT COMPLETELY OPPOSED TO THE EXISTENCE OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM. THEY DO FIND PEOPLE THAT MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE FIND US. BUT, PEOPLE COME TO US AND HAVE BEEN SLEEPING UNDER A BRIDGE FOR 10 YEARS. HAVING CALLED THEMSELVES BY THEIR NAME IN FIVE YEARS. THEY HAVE BEEN IN THEIR CAR FOR A COUPLE YEARS. AND, THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE A GREAT STEP. MOST OF THE NAP TEAM WE INTERACT WITH, THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE IS AN OPTION THAT PEOPLE OUTSIDE FOR A WHILE WILL TAKE THAT IS SOMETHING THEY WANT BECAUSE THEY KNOW IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE. IT IS A SAFE PLACE TO BE. SO, CONDUCTING SUITES AS CHRIS SAID IS POINTLESS, UNLESS YOU HAVE ANOTHER OPTION TO OFFER PEOPLE. THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE A GREAT OPTION FOR THOSE PEOPLE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU.>>HELLO, I AM DON AND LIVING GEORGETOWN. THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE THE ANSWER TO HOMELESSNESS. THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN GROWING PAINS FOR EVERYBODY. WE HAVE LEARNED THINGS AND DONE STUFF WRONG AND STUFF RIGHT. WE JUST NEED TO LEARN FROM ALL OF THAT AND MOVE FORWARD. ALSO, SINCE WE HAVE BEEN PARTNERED WITH LEHIGH, THEY HAVE ALLIED ALICE ALLOWED US MORE OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE. WE CAN’T EXPECT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ON THE STREET BY THEMSELVES TO COME INTO THE VILLAGE AND STOP DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AND LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF THE HOME AND BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND TO CONFORM TO RULES. THAT IS A SET UP FOR FAILURE AND AT LEAST WE HAVE MORE OPTIONS TO HELP THAT NOW, AND NOT JUST AVOID THAT AND PUT THEM BACK OUT ON THE STREET. THANK YOU. >>THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR COMING. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND SAY THANKS O EVERYBODY FOR REELING DIVING INTO THE ONE MINUTE VISITATIONS. WE HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH A NUMBER I DIDN’T EXPECT WE WOULD THIS MORNING. MANY THANKS. AND WE WILL PICK IT UP AT THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION. IF I COULD INVITE TOM AND WHOEVER ELSE FROM CENTRAL STAFF IS COMING UP. WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO NOW IS THAT CENTRAL STAFF WILL PROVIDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THE 44 PROPOSED ITEMS, IDENTIFY THE SPONSOR. THE SPONSOR WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO THE PROPOSAL. AND, AFTER THE DISCUSSION IF ANYBODY WANTS TO BE ADDED AS A COSPONSOR, I WILL ASK YOU TO RAISE YOUR HAND. I AM GOING TO KEEP TRACK OF THIS, BUT I AM NOT GOING TO BE ADDING MY NAME TO COSPONSORSHIP, SO I CONTINUE TO BE AS NEUTRAL AS POSSIBLE GOING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT STEP. AND AS A REMINDER, WE VOTE NEXT TUESDAY ON OUR FINAL BUDGET. ALL RIGHT, CANCEL CENTRAL STAFF THANK YOU. WHEN YOU START INTRODUCTIONS PLEASE? >>[ ROLL CALL ] >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND TOM, ARE YOU KICKING US OFF? >>YES MADAM CHAIR. GOOD MORNING MEMBERS OF SELECT BUDGET COMMITTEE. THIS MORNING WE HAVE 44 CANCEL BUDGET ACTIONS SUBMITTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. THESE BUDGET ACTIONS ARE ALL SELF BALANCED. THOSE THAT HAVE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS, THIS MEANS THAT THERE IS NO FINANCIAL IMPACT TO THE INITIAL BUDGET, BALANCING PACKAGES PRESENTED. THE NO NET FINANCIAL IMPACT CRITERIA IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A NUMBER OF WAYS. IT CAN EITHER INTRODUCE NEW REVENUES THAT WERE NOT PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED, OR IT COULD INCLUDE AN ADJUSTMENT TO EITHER THE CHAIRS BUDGET PACKAGE OR THE MAYORS ORIGINAL PROPOSED BUDGET. WE HAVE ORDERED THE DISCUSSION OF THE 44 AGENDA ITEMS BY ALPHABETICALLY AND DEPARTMENT. I WILL BE JOINED AT THE TABLE BY THE RELEVANT CENTRAL STAFF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. WITH ONE, OR I SHOULD SAY TWO EXCEPTIONS. THE FIRST TWO ITEMS ARE ITEMS THAT BOTH RESULT IN THE NET FINANCIAL IMPACT BY MAKING A REDUCTION TO THE SAME ITEM IN THE CHAIRS INITIAL BUDGETING PACKAGE. TAT IS THE $75,000 FOR THE SMART WALLET PROGRAM. SO, WE BROUGHT THOSE TWO TO THE BEGINNING OF THE AGENDA TODAY, SO THAT OVERLAP CAN BE DISCUSSED AND THOSE DECISIONS CAN BE MADE IN THE SAME CONTEXT. SO, WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO JEFF SIMS. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU TOM. AS HE JUST EXPLAINED BOTH OF THESE TAKE A SIMILAR CUT TO CANCEL ACTION, IN ORDER TO FUND THE ACTION. WE SPEAK ABOUT BOTH OF THESE TOGETHER AND WE WILL ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO GO OVER ANY NUANCES OR QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. THE FIRST IS DEEL 12 A1 AND THE OTHER IS 13 C1. THE FIRST IS NOT CURRENTLY IN THE INITIAL BUDGET BALANCING PACKET. THIS WOULD BE A NEW ADDITION OF $75,000 ONE TIME FOR HUMAN SERVICES CERTIFICTE NAVIGATOR. IT WOULD BE A CONTRACTED POSITION TO SUPPORT A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AT SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGE. THIS IS THE SPONSOR COUNCILMEMBER HER BOLD. THIS IS OFFSET AS I MENTIONED, BY CUTTING 12-A-1. AND 13-Z-1 IS A RENTAL ASSISTANT PILOT FOR $775,000 FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT RECEIVE FEDERAL DISABILITY BENEFITS. THE PRIMARY SPONSOR WAS COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. BOTH ACTIONS REDUCE THE FUNDING PROVIDED FOR CANCEL BUDGET ACTION HON 12 B 1 WHICH IS COSPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER HER BOLD. THAT IS FOR A SMART WALLET PROGRAM SUCH AS SAMARITAN WHICH IS A WAY INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS CAN BE CONNECTED WITH POTENTIAL DONORS AND RECEIVE FUNDS THROUGH THAT MECHANISM. >>THANK YOU JEFF. COUNCILMEMBER HER BOLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADDRESS YOUR FIRST AND I WILL ASK COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ITEM NUMBER 2. >>THE PROPOSED HUMAN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO EQUIP PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY WITH SKILLS NECESSARY TO ADVANCE PROFESSIONALLY IN A SOCIAL SERVICES FIELD. ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS IN THE HUMAN SERVICES SECTOR ARE OBTAINABLE WITHOUT POST HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, HOWEVER PEOPLE IN THESE POSITIONS FIND THEMSELVES WITH LIMITED OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT AND CAREER GROWTH. SO, COMMITTING TO A FULL-TIME ASSOCIATES ARE BACHELORS DEGREE CAN BE DIFFICULT GIVEN FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS, WORK SCHEDULES, AND A LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN SCHOOL PROFICIENCY. THE HUMAN SERVICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ENABLES FRONTLINE WORKERS TO ACQUIRE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO ADVANCE IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELD AND BUILD TOWARDS LIVING WAGE POSITIONS. THE PROGRAM ITSELF WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO COHORTS OF 24 STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY A NAVIGATOR, VERY SIMILAR TO THE PROMISE PROGRAMS USE OF A NAVIGATOR. IT IS ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT. AND THE NEW CERTIFICATES WOULD BE INTEGRATED INTO SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGES EXISTING HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM, ALLOWING STUDENTS TO STAT COMPLETED DEGREES TOWARDS A TWO OR FOUR YEAR DEGREE. AS MENTIONED, THE NAVIGATOR WILL WILL WORK WITH STUDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SUPPORTED AS THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL. THE POSITION WILL PROVIDE MENTORSHIP, HELP STUDENTS ENROLL FOR CLASSES AND ENSURE THEY HAVE ACCESS TO SUPPLY AND OVERCOME BARRIERS TO ATTENDING CLASSES. THE NAVIGATOR WILL BUILD COHESIVENESS AND TEAMWORK TO SUPPORT A POSITIVE SHARED JOURNEY. AND, HELP THEM DO PROBLEM- SOLVING AROUND BARRIERS AND ISSUES NECESSARY TO IDENTIFY ACTIONS AND RESOURCES CRITICAL TO THEIR SUCCESS. THE FUNDING PROPOSED FOR THIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COMES FROM THE CHAIRS PROPOSED BALANCE PACKAGE, AND SPECIFICALLY A FUNDING FOR THE SAMARITAN BEACON PROGRAM OF $75,000. AS PROPOSED, THIS FUNDING WOULD PROVIDE 230 NEW BEACONS. I KNOW A LOT OF US ARE GETTING EMAILS SAYING THE NUMBER OF BEACONS WOULD BE 750 BEACONS UNDER TH CURRENT BUDGET. IT IS ACTUALLY 230 BEACONS. BUT, AS WE HAVE DELVED INTO THIS ISSUE MORE DEEPLY, I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM ITSELF AND HOW IT OPERATES. SPECIFICALLY, ABOUT THE POSSIBLE UNFUNDED CASEWORK. EVERY BEACON HOLDER IS REQUIRED TO MEET WITH A SERVICE PROVIDER EVERY 30 DAYS IN ORDER TO WITHDRAW THEIR DONATIONS. ONE SAMARITAN PRESENTATION WE RECEIVED, WE FOUND THAT ONLY 54% OF BEACON HOLDERS ARE ABLE TO MEET WITH COUNSELORS. SO, NEARLY HALF OF THOSE FOLKS ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET WITH THE COUNSELOR AS NECESSARY TO BASICALLY RECRUIT THE VALUE OF RESOURCES ON THE BEACON ITSELF.>>CAN I ASK YOU A QUICK QUESTION? DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW IF THERE IS AN ACCOUNT FOR AN INDIVIDUAL AND THEY HAVEN’T MET WITH THE CASE MANAGER? DOES IT STAY IN PLACE UNTIL THE INDIVIDUAL CAN MEET WITH THE CASE MANAGER?>>THAT IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T KNOW HOW LONG THE DONATION IS AVAILABLE TO THE BEACON HOLDER, IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO WITHDRAW IT AND WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE MONEY GOES IF THE BEACON HOLDER IS UNABLE TO DRAW IT. SAMARITAN HAS GIVEN ESTIMATES TO CENTRAL STAFF THAT IN ORDER TO MEET THE REQUIREMENT OF MEETING WITH CASE MANAGEMENT, THE ESTIMATE THAT MEANS 15 MINUTES OF CASE MANAGEMENT ON AVERAGE PER MONTH TO FULFILL THAT OBLIGATION. IT FEELS TO ME LIKE THAT IS A REALLY SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME TO SPEND WITH THE CASE MANAGER EVERY MONTH, BUT EVEN USING THAT MATH IT CREATES AND UNFUNDED MANDATE OF ABOUT 690 HOURS PER YEAR, OR 13 HOURS A WEEK OF CASE MANAGEMENT FOR THIS NEW 230 COHORT OF PEOPLE. SO, WHAT THAT DOES IS IT PUTS AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT IN A POSITION OF HAVING TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY NEED TO PRIORITIZE THE BEACON HOLDERS FOR CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMETHING OF VALUE TO RECOUP FOR THEIR BEACON. SO, I THINK FOR ME THAT CREATES SOME SIGNIFICANT CONCERN ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE PUTTING A BURDEN ON OUR SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES WITH THIS UNFUNDED MANDATE. AND, JUST A MANAGEMENT BURDEN FOR HOW THEY MIGHT CHOOSE TO PRIORITIZE LIMITED CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. SO, WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CASE MANAGEMENT FUNDING, WE DON’T KNOW AND CAN’T ENSURE THAT BEACON HOLDERS ARE ACTUALLY ABLE TO MEET WITH A CASEWORKER. AND, AGAIN WE ARE PUTTING THIS BURDEN ON THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT. THE CURRENT $75,000 BUDGET ACTION THAT IS PROPOSED SEEMS TO RECOGNIZE THAT CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES ARE NEEDED. THERE IS AN EARMARK OF THE $75,000 OF I BELIEVE $20,000 TOWARDS AN FTE TO COORDINATE WITH ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT. AND, THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS THAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM. WE DON’T KNOW HOW THE OUTCOMES FOR THIS PROGRAM ALIGN WITH THE OUTCOMES OF HUMAN SERVICES. THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE AN OUTCOMES OR EVALUATIVE INFORMATION ATTACHED TO THE FUNDING TO ENSURE THE CITY’S MONDAY IS BEING WELL SPENT. AND, BECAUSE I AM INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT HOW THIS PROGRAM COULD ALIGN WITH THE CITIES INTERESTS IN SERVING PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS, AND ADDRESSING THEIR NEEDS I THINK THE COUNCIL WOULD BE BETTER SERVED BY ASKING THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO WORK WITH SAMARITAN TO ENSURE HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE ACTUALLY CAPABLE OF MEETING THE DEMAND CREATED FOR AN INCREASE IN WORKLOAD. AND ANSWERING SOME ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS WE WOULD COME TOGETHER, ALONG WITH CENTRAL STAFF. >>THANK YOU. ANY COMMENTS?>>I GUESS I WILL RESPOND TO IT. I WAS FOLLOWING YOUR LEAD IF COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ WANTED TO CUT IT AS WELL. SHOULD I RESPOND TO IT NOW?>> IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ABOUT >>I WILL JUST COMMENT. EE. I APPRECIATE YOUR CONCERNS COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. I DISAGREE RESPECTFULLY. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT ALL OF THE CHALLENGES OF THE PROGRAM ARE NOT WORKED OUT. IT IS A PILOT AND IT IS A CONTINUATION OF A PILOT. ALL OF THE AGENTS YOU ARTICULATED CONCERN ABOUT WHETHER THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO THE CASE MANAGEMENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE. ALL OF THOSE AGENCIES WANT THIS FUNDED. ALL OF THEM WANT IT. THEY ARE NOT SAYING DON’T FUND, BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES. THEY ARE SAYING FUND IT. MARY’S PLACE, SALVATION ARMY, LEHIGH, ALL OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE GETTING RESOURCES TO THESE FOLKS. WE HEARD IT DURING A COMMITTEE MEETING DURING THE YEAR. I THINK THERE ARE SIX PEOPLE THAT TESTIFIED WHO ARE SLEEPING DOWNSTAIRS AND BASICALLY SAID, THESE BEACONS HAVE SAVED THEIR LIVES AND GOTTEN THEM INTO HOUSING. I HAVE ASKED THE DEPARTMENT TO EVALUATE REPEATEDLY. THEY HAVE TRIED TWO. AND ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I HAD FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS, WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS TO CONSIDER SOMETHING NEW AND BOLD AND CHALLENGING AND TRYING TO FIND THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND GETTING ACTUAL RESOURCES TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS? FORGET ALL OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS. JUST COME RIGHT TO THE PEOPLE. WHAT IS YOUR INTAKE PROCESS FOR TECHNOLOGY? I THINK THERE ARE SOME CHALLENGES. COMING FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR WE HAVE A VERY STRINGENT PROCESS ON HOW YOU LOOK AT NEW IDEAS, PROJECTS, AND SERVICES AND HOW TO PILOT THEM. I THINK WE ARE DEFICIENT THERE. THIS MODEST INVESTMENT OF $75,000 IS WORKING. YOU HAVE BEACON HOLDERS ACTUALLY GETTING FOOD AND SERVICES AND CLOTHING. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHAT THEY ARE TESTIFYING TO AND WE HEARD A WOMAN IN TEARS YESTERDAY SAYING THIS. PEOPLE ARE KNOWING THEIR STORY. SO, WHILE THE BEACON NOT ONLY ALLOWS PEOPLE TO GET FOOD AND CLOTHING, ACCESS TO SERVICES, THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS. AND, MANY OF THEM WERE NOT BORN HOMELESS. THEY HAD A MEDICAL CONDITION OR A BAD FAMILY ARRANGEMENT, OR SOMETHING THAT CAUSED THEM TO BE. AND, PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTANDING THEIR STORIES. IT HUMANIZES THE PROCESS. I WOULD SUGGEST, AND A PROVEN TECHNOLOGY THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE REAL OUTCOMES. YOU DO NOT HAVE A DEFICIENT AGENCY BASE THAT IS SAYING WE CAN’T DO THE CASE MANAGEMENT. AGAIN, FROM A PILOT STANDPOINT, A MODEST INVESTMENT OF $75,000 MAKES ALL THE SENSE IN A WORLD. THEY ARE ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET. THERE IS A NONPROFIT INVOLVED CALLED SURVIVED THE STREETS AND THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE 1995. THEY ARE AN ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS CLOSELY WITH OTHER NONPROFITS TO MAKE IT WORK I JUST DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT YOUR NAVIGATE OF TOWARDS HUMAN SERVICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM. I WILL NOT DENIGRATE THAT, BECAUSE THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED ILLNESS AND ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES. THAT SEEMS LIKE NOBLE WORK. BUT, IN A NUTSHELL IT SEEMS LIKE WE WOULD BE INVESTING $75,000 TOWARDS A PERSON, AND NAVIGATOR, AND EMPLOYEE AS OPPOSED TO $75,000 THAT IS POTENTIALLY HELPING HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. FOR ME, IT IS A HIGHER RETURN ON INVESTMENT. >>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO IT AS WELL? “SURE, I WILL BE BRIEF. I THINK COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD COVERED MOST OF THE ISSUES RELATED TO THE REVENUE SOURCE. MY FUNDING REQUEST IS DIFFERENT THAN COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S. MINE WOULD CUT THE $75,000 AND RE-LOCATE IT THAT IS IN THE CHAIR’S BALANCED BUDGET PACKAGE AND REDIRECT THOSE DOLLARS TO THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PILOT PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES A RENTAL SUBSIDY TO FAMILIES THAT ARE, AND INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE DEPENDENT ON FEDERAL DISABILITY BENEFITS. I WANT TO START OFF BY FIRST ACKNOWLEDGING AND THANKING CHAIR BAGS OFFER YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS PROJECT AND ITS POTENTIAL TO PREVENT AND/OR RESOLVE THE HOUSING INSTABILITY OF A VERY SPECIFIC AND VULNERABLE GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES, WHO AS I MENTIONED ARE DEPENDENT ON FEDERAL DISABILITY BENEFITS. THIS PROPOSAL ORIGINALLY WAS CLOSE TO $700,000 AS PROPOSED. AND, I REALLY AGAIN APPRECIATE YOU CHAIR BACK SHOP FOR LARGELY FUNDING THE PROGRAM. THE ADDITIONAL $75,000 WOULD SERVE THE PURPOSE OF ALLOWING FOR ROBUST EVALUATION FOR THAT PILOT PROGRAM WHICH I THINK IS REALLY CRITICAL FOR US TO GET THAT EVALUATION IN ORDER FOR US TO MAKE OUR CASE TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE AS TO WHY WE BELIEVE THEY NEED TO ESTABLISH A BROADER, LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO ADDRESS THE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ABLE TO ACCESS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT UNFORTUNATELY FACE BENEFITS THAT FORCES THEM OUT OF A STABLE HOUSING SITUATION AND BACK ONTO THE STREETS OF SEATTLE TO ENFORCE ME, CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS. SO, MY REDIRECTION OF THE $75,000 WOULD GO TOWARDS MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS IN THE HOME FOR GOOD PILOT PROJECT TO CONNECT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WITH STABLE HOUSING. AND TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE APPROPRIATE EVALUATION MECHANISMS IN PLACE TO MAKE THE CASE FOR EITHER ONGOING FUNDING IN THE FUTURE DURING THE NEXT BY ANNUAL BUDGET, AND ALSO TO DO SOME ADVOCACY DOWN AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE FOR THAT PURPOSE. LIKE COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD I SHARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE PROPOSED SAMARITAN BEACON PROGRAM. I THINK MY PERSPECTIVE IS, PERHAPS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. FOR ME, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOT GET INTO THE SPACE OF CRITICIZING THE BEACON PROGRAM AS A PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, WHICH IT CURRENTLY IS. BUT, I THINK THE QUESTION FOR ME AS A POLICYMAKER, MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT LIMITED PUBLIC FUNDS IS WHETHER OR NOT AT THIS POINT, THIS PROGRAM THIS SAMARITAN PROGRAM IS READY FOR PRIME TIME IN TERMS OF INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC DOLLARS TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND ITS PROGRAM. SO, FOR ME THAT REALLY IS THE QUESTION, AND I THINK THERE IS ENOUGH AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE PROGRAMS MODEL IS DESIGNED THAT LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT AT THIS JUNCTURE, WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO FULLY FUND THIS MEASURE AT $75,000 FOR NEXT YEAR. I DO THINK IT WOULD BE PRUDENT TO HAVE A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT AS SUGGESTED BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD TO REALLY DIG IN TO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED IN MY MIND ABOUT THE PROGRAM. AND, WHETHER OR NOT THE ANSWERS WILL IN THE FUTURE, MERIT PUBLIC INVESTMENT IS TO BE SEEN BASED ON WHAT WE GET FROM THAT EVALUATION. SO, I THINK I AM CONSCIOUS ABOUT CREATING ADDITIONAL STRENGTH TO THE SYSTEM, I THINK WE KNOW THAT CASE MANAGERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS THAT DO THIS REALLY DIFFICULT WORK IN OUR CITY ARE, IN FACT CURRENTLY OVERBURDENED. AND WE SURELY DON’T WANT TO CREATE A SYSTEM WHERE WE ARE INCREASING THE BURDEN ON THOSE CASE MANAGERS WITHOUT RECOGNIZNG THEY NEED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AS WELL. WHILE I APPRECIATE THAT SOME NONPROFITS HAVE WRITTEN TO US SAYING THAT THEY THINK THE PROGRAM SHOULD CONTINUE, I ALSO THINK THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO INDEPENDENTLY REVIEW THAT AND COME UP WITH A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE THINK THE SYSTEM, AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS CAN TOLERATE MORE OF A BURDEN WITHOUT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. SO, FOR THOSE REASONS I JUST THINK THAT TAKING THE SLOWER APPROACH TO EVALUATING THE PROGRAM A LITTLE BIT MORE, AND THEN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT IT MERITS PUBLIC INVESTMENT IS AN IMPORTANT EXERCISE FOR US TO TAKE. I KNOW THAT THE COUNTY, I THINK ACCORDING TO YOU CHAIR IS LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY INVESTING IN THIS PROGRAM AS WELL. I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY THIS PROGRAM HASN’T YET RECEIVED ANY PUBLIC FINANCING AT THIS POINT. IT HAS BEEN PRIMARILY AN EXCLUSIVELY PRIVATE FUNDING. SO, I THINK IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOT DENIGRATE THE PROGRAM, BUT BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT IT IN AN ENDORSED BUDGET PROCESS ALLOCATING FUNDS TO THIS PROGRAM AT THIS JUNCTURE UNTIL WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION.>>THANK YOU. I AM GOING TO ASK FOR TWO SEPARATE — GO AHEAD. >>– IS THE COUNT 2 AGAINST 1? JUST KIDDING. >>YOU ARE CREATING CONFLICT>> I AM IN A HAPPY MOOD THIS MORNING. SO, THERE IS A LOT OF PRESS IN THE CITY. THIS IS NEW TECHNOLOGY. THERE IS A LOT OF PRESS IN THE CITY WHERE WE HAVE SAMPLED TECHNOLOGY IN A PILOT PROGRAM. BODY CAMERAS WOULD BE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHERE WE STARTED A SMALL PILOT TO SEE IF IT WOULD BE A GOOD TOOL TO ADDRESS POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AND POLICE ACTIONS WHEN NOBODY IS AROUND. THIS IS A MODEST INVESTMENT. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT IT SO FAR? WE KNOW THAT $100,000 OF CASH FROM THE STREETS, FROM PEOPLE WHO HAD SOME KIND OF EMPATHY OR SYMPATHY FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE TRIAL. WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE IN HOMELESSNESS CAN GET FREE OF CHARGE A PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS THEM TO RECEIVE DIRECT FUNDING. AGAIN, THE MONEY IS NOT GOING TO A FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZAION. IT IS GOING FOR THE SURVIVE THE STREETS NONPROFIT. BUT MOST TECHNOLOGY IS GOING TO COME OUT OF THE PROFIT SECTOR. SO, I THINK AGAIN WE CAN GO THROUGH SOME OF OUR WI-FI SETUPS AND OTHER THINGS IN THE CITY WE HAVE DONE AS A TRIAL BASIS. IT IS NOT UNPRECEDENTED THAT WE HAVE A MODEST INVESTMENT TO SEE IF TECHNOLOGY WORKS. ALWAYS MAKING SURE IT IS ALIGNED WITH THE STRATEGY. WHERE WE ARE I THINK DEFICIENT, AND I AGREE WITH BOTH MY COLLEAGUES ON THIS POINT IS THAT WE DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT IT. THAT IS WHY I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING WORK AND BEEN ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET. I WANT THIS BUDGET TO REFLECT SOMETHING NEW AND SOMETHING BOLD TO GET DIRECT SERVICES RIGHT TO THE PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. THAT IS WHY I THINK IT IS A GOOD INVESTMENT. I WILL REST.>>WE WILL HAVE TWO SEPARATE RAISINGS OF THE HAND. THE FIRST IS IN SUPPORT OF COUNCILMAN HERBOLD AND SECONDLY COUNCIL MEMBERS GONZALEZ. FIRST, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR TO ITEM ONE, RAZOR HAND. RAISE YOUR HAND. DO I SEE THREE? I DO. I DON’T THINK WE HAVE TO DO ANYTHING AGAIN AT THIS POINT. SO, WE WILL MOVE ON TO NUMBER 2. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES IS. IF YOU SUPPORT THAT, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. ALSO, DO YOU WANT TO RAISE YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR?>>I HAVE THE COUNT.>>THANK YOU. GO AHEAD. >>CAN YOU SORT OF SAY THE COUNT? YOU HAVE A BETTER SHOT AND I CAN’T SEE IT. >>YES. HE IS ASKING FOR YOU TO GIVE A STATEMENT OF THE COUNT. I SAW THREE FOR THE FIRST ONE AND THREE FOR THE SECOND ONE.>>GOOD MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS. I THINK WHAT WE SAW WERE THE PRIMARY SPONSOR +2, COUNCILMEMBER OH BRIAN AND COUNCILMEMBER PHARES. AND FOR THE SECOND ITEM, THE PRIMARY SPONSOR IS A MEMBER GONZALEZ AS WELL AS COUNCILMEMBER OH BRIAN AND COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >>FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE CONVERSATION. I AM MORE IN LINE WITH WHAT I HEARD FROM MY COLLEAGUE, COUNCIL MEMBERS HERBOLD AND GONZALEZ AND THAT IS WHY I VOTED TO SUPPORT THEM. I AM HAPPY TO BE A PART OF FUTURE CONVERSATIONS TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST USE. I THINK WE HAVE HEARD FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT OF TESTIFIED THAT THEY HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE BEACON TECHNOLOGY. I DON’T DOUBT THAT, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE KNOW WE CAN DO TO SAVE LIVES. WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK TO US TODAY ABOUT THINGS I CAN DO THAT. SO, FIGURING OUT THE BEST WAY TO SPEND THE LIMITED RESOURCES WE HAVE IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. I APPRECIATE THE COUNCILMEMBER WANTING TO TRY NEW AND INNOVATIVE THINGS. I THINK THERE ARE PRIVATE SECTOR FOLKS THAT MADE HIM INVESTMENT THIS TECHNOLOGY. I THINK THAT IS AN INAPPROPRIATE AREA FOR THEM TO GET THE INVESTMENT OF THE PUBLIC CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW THIS TECHNOLOGY AND PROGRAM STACKS UP WITH SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS. JUST MORE INFORMATION I WOULD LIKE TO GET TO. >>THANKS FOR THOSE COMMENTS. WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 3.>>ITEM NUMBER 3 IS STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT. IT WOULD REQUEST THE CITY AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A REVIEW OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT PROBATION PROGRAM. THIS IS UNCHANGED FROM THE SUBMITTAL OF THE SLIDE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL BALANCING PACKAGE. IT WOULD REQUEST A STUDY ON THE IMPACTS OF SEPARATION OF PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO ARE CURRENTLY OR PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN THE PROBATION PROGRAM. WITH THE REPORT BACK SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 AND IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES. “WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS?>>YES, SURE. I WILL KEEP IT REALLY BRIEF. THIS IS A RESURRECTION OF SORTS FROM THE FIRST ROUND. SO, THIS WOULD REQUEST THE CITY AUDITOR CONDUCT A REVIEW OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT RATION PROGRAM. WE HAVE RUN THE LANGUAGE OF THE STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT OF THE CITY AUDITOR’S OFFICE AND HAVE HEARD FROM THEM THAT THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE ABLE TO DO THIS WORK AND THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO ENGAGE IN THE BODY OF WORK AND HAVE A REPORT BACK TO US BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2020. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SHORTEN UP THAT TIMELINE BASED ON WHAT WE SEE IN THE REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF INSTITUTE. WE HOPE THAT REPORT, WHICH IS ALSO DOING SOME EVALUATION OF THE COURTS PROBATION SYSTEM WILL PERHAPS, GIVE US A LITTLE BIT MORE OF AN INDICATION OF HOW MUCH AND HOW DEEPLY THE AUDITOR WILL HAVE TWO DIVE INTO THE PROBATION DEPARTMENTS SYSTEM. SO, I THINK WE DON’T WANT TO DUPLICATE THE WORK, BUT WE SIMPLY DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT REPORT IS GOING TO SAY AT THIS JUNCTURE. WE EXPECT THE REPORT WILL BE DELIVERED AT THE END OF NOVEMBER, SO WE WILL HAVE UNFORTUNATELY, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BUDGET A LITTLE BIT BETTER SENSE OF THE DEPTH AND BREADTH OF WHAT THE AUDITORS SCOPE OF WORK WILL BE AS IT RELATES TO BE TAKING A FURTHER LOOK AT THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. BUT, THE GOAL HERE IS TO CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM THE COURT THAT THEY BELIEVE THEIR PROBATION PROGRAM IS STATE OF THE ART. I CONTINUE TO HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT POSITION, AND ABOUT PROBATION AS A CONCEPT. I THINK THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE A NEUTRAL PARTY COME IN AND REALLY TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT IS DOING, AND WHAT IT IS NOT DOING SO THAT WE AS A COUNCIL, IN THE FUTURE ARE BEST EQUIPPED IN MAKING BETTER INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT ONGOING INVESTMENTS IN THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. AND I HAVE SPOKEN WITH COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES ABOUT THIS. I AM GOING TO SUPPORT THIS SLIDE, BUT I AM HOPEFUL WE CAN HAVE THIS AS A PHASE 1 WITH THE PHASE 2, SOMETHING WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT BRIEFLY IS TO HAVE OUR AUDITOR LOOK AT SYSTEMS REVIEW, PARTICULARLY AFTER WE HAVE OUR NEW INVESTMENTS IN LEAD. WHAT I AM HEARING FROM THE MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES IS THAT THEY COULD HAVE ADDITIONAL TOOLS WHERE THEY COULD SIGN PEOPLE INTO HOUSING, AND IF THAT IS AVAILABLE THEY HAVE CASE MANAGERS AVAILABLE AND WE KNOW THE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN CHARGED AND RELEASED. IF WE CAN INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE CAN CONTACT AND EITHER INTRODUCE TO THE LEAD PROGRAM OR MAKE SURE THEY ARE GETTING THE SERVICES THEY NEED, WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT IN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, JUST THE ENTIRE PROCESS WE ARE KEEPING MORE PEOPLE OUT OF JAIL AND GETTING PEOPLE ONTO A HEALTHIER LIFE STYLE. I WOULD SUPPORT THIS AS A PHASE 1, LOOKING AT HER BASHAN AND THEN NEXT FALL, OR WHENEVER IT IS RELEASED TAKING A SECOND LOOK AT THE SYSTEM REVIEW WE COULD MAKE TO SEE IF THINGS ARE WORKING AS WE ARE HOPING THEY WILL. GOOD. DO WE NEED TO RAISE HANDS ON THIS ONE? OKAY. VERY GOOD. THOSE IN FAVOR OF SUPPORTING COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES’S ITEM NUMBER 3, RAISE YOUR HAND? I AM NOT. SO, IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ARE SEVEN YESES ON THAT.>>AND TO CLARIFY COUNCIL MEMBERS, BECAUSE I THINK I MISSPOKE. THESE ARE SIGNING UP AS COSPONSORS, NOT TAKING A VOTE. JUST WANT TO CLARIFY. WE WILL ADD YOU AS COSPONSORS. >>THANK YOU.>>ITEM 4. >>ITEM 4 IS AN ITEM TO IMPOSE APPROACHES OH ON FINANCIAL GENERAL RESERVES FOR LAWS STAFFING OF THE CASE CONFERENCING PILOT. I KNOW THERE IS CURRENTLY A PROVISO IN THE BALANCE PACKAGE FOR THIS ITEM. THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS SOME ADDITION OF LANGUAGE INTO WHAT THE REPORT BACK ON THE PROVISO WOULD BE. IT ADDS IN, IN ADDITION TO THE ITEMS ALREADY IN THE PROVISO HOW THE ATTORNEYS CITY’S OFFICE WILL INTERACT WITH CASEWORKERS OR OTHERS NOT EMPLOYED BY THE CITY BUT WHO HOLD AUTHORIZED RELEASES, AND HOW THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PERMITTED TO SHARE HEALTH INFORMATION WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE CASE CONFERENCING PROCESS.>>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ? >>NOTHING TO ADD. >>VERY GOOD. THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR RAISE YOUR HAND. ALL RIGHT, ITEM NUMBER 5.>> AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 5 IS COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION WHICH WOULD ADD $522,600 FOR YOUTH DIVERSION EDUCATION AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMMING AND CUT $522,600 FOR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION INITIATIVES FROM SPD. I BELIEVE THAT IS A $1.6 MILLION AND WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY PART OF THE FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE IN THE BUDGET. THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >>THIS IS A BUDGET ACTION TO FUND COMMUNITY-BASED RESTRICTIVE ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE BEEN DOING, ON A STREET STRING BUDGET WORK FOR AND REACHING ACTIVITIES LIKE THE ARTS, POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION. THESE ARE DEVOTION PROGRAMS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR PROTECTING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ENTERING THE SPIRAL OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. AND, THEY HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. WE HAVE TALKED TO THE IMPRESSIVE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THESE ORGANIZATIONS, ADVOCATING FOR THESE BUDGET AMENDMENTS. THIS YEAR THE USE CONSORTIUM AND I MENTIONED THIS IN OUR COMMITTEE BEFORE, THE YOUTH CONSORTIUM IS ORGANIZED OF ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC CANDIDATE FORMS OF THE WHOLE ELECTION YEAR. AND SOME EXAMPLES OF THAT, OF THE DEDICATED AND PROFESSIONAL WORK OF YOUNG PEOPLE CAN AND WILL DO IF THEY ARE GIVEN A CHANCE AND RESOURCES TO DO IT. VERY SPECIFICALLY, OF THESE FUNDS, $300,000 WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT WITH THE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION, SUCH AS YOUTH CONSORTIUM WHICH INCLUDES COMMUNITY PASSAGEWAYS AND $122,600 WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT WITH THE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS LIKE CREATIVE JUSTICE TO FIND AND ALTERNATIVE BASED LOCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SEATTLE. AND LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CREATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM, IT HAS A SESSION THAT IS PROJECT- BASED. YOUTH ARE ENROLLING IN 3-4 MONTH LONG SESSIONS THAT MEET TWICE WEEKLY AND EACH SESSION HAS A UNIQUE FOCUS THAT IS COLLABORATIVELY DIRECTED BY THE YOUTH AND THE MENTOR ARTIST WHO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM. THE GOAL IS TO ESTABLISH A CREATIVE COMMUNITY SPACE TO SHARE STORIES, HEAL AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF USE AND COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED BY THE DESTRUCTIVE SCHOOL TO PRISON TO DEPORTATION PIPELINE. SO, THIS IS A WORTHY PROGRAM. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, $100,000 ALLOCATED TO THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT WITH A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION SUCH AS THE ACTION COALITION CORNERS GREETERS AND SOME SPEAKERS HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT THIS TO FIND OUTREACH SERVICES FOR YOUTH. SINCE 2015 THE COALITION HAS IMPLEMENTED A YOUTH GENERATED COMMUNITY PROJECT CALLED CORNER GREETERS WHICH IS A NON-ARREST CRIME REDUCTION AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY SAFETY PROJECT WHICH IS LED BY YOUNG PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THE RAIN YOUR BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD. WHAT THIS PROJECT DOES IS TRANSFORM SPACE THAT IS MOST PREVALENT FOR YOUTH CRIME BY EMPLOYING YOUTH FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO CREATE ENGAGING EVENTS INCLUDING FOOD, MUSIC, AND INFORMATION ABOUT LOCAL RESOURCES. IN THE YEARS SINCE ITS IMPLEMENTATION CRIME HAS DECREASED IN THE RAIN YOUR BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD AND YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE ORGANIZED A NUMBER OF ISSUES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RESTAURANTS OF JUSTICE, NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION, AND ARE CURRENTLY ON A MISSION TO GIVE OUT 200 TREES IN RAIN YOUR BEACH. THIS WOULD BE FUNDED BY REDUCING MONEY THE MAYOR HAS ALLOCATED TO THE CIVIC SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE SO- CALLED RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION INITIATIVES FOR THE POLICE. THE MAYOR HAS ALLOCATED $1.6 MILLION OUTREACH FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME POLICE OFFICERS. I DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS. THIS BUDGET ACTION WOULD REDUCE THAT PART OF THAT MONEY BY $522,000, WHICH IS A VERY MODEST, TO BE HONEST GIVEN THE COMPLETE THIS PROPORTIONALITY AND HOW MUCH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT GETS FUNDS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MASS INCARCERATION SYSTEM. TO DIVIDE THAT MUCH TO PAY FOR THESE IMPORTANT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. THE LAST TIME I BROUGHT THIS UP IN THE BUDGET COMMITTEE, SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS POINTED TO THE MONEY THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS WAS TO MAKE AVAILABLE FOR SOME COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FOR GRANTS LIKE THIS. THE QUESTION WAS, WHY SHOULD WE FUND THESE PROGRAMS SEPARATELY? LET’S BE CLEAR, THESE PROGRAMS ARE DEEPLY UNDERFUNDED. WE ARE NOT IN ANY DANGER OF OVER FUNDING THESE PROGRAMS AND WASTING MONEY. THERE IS NO DANGER OF THAT HAPPENING. BUT, MORE FUNDAMENTALLY I DON’T AGREE WITH MAKING THESE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH ARE REALLY SACRIFICING THEIR OWN RESOURCES TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T GET CAUGHT UP IN THE PRISON SYSTEM, WHICH IS REALLY SUCH A TRANSFORMATIVE THING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIVES. WHY SHOULD WE FORCE THEM TO JUMP THROUGH THESE HOOPS APPLYING FOR GRANTS, WAITING FOR MONTHS, AND WITH ONLY A FRACTION OF THEM BEING FUNDED. LET’S FUND THESE PROGRAMS UPFRONT AND THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLY FOR A GRANT FOR THEIR RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING, IF THEY WANT. I MEAN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVING ACCOUNTABILITY, THEY STILL HAVE A LONG WAYS TOWARDS ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE PUBLIC. >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, YOU NAME THE NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS. WE HAVE HAD DON’S GROUP HERE MULTIPLE TIMES. WERE THEY INCLUDED?>>YES, I MENTIONED USE CONSORTIUM, THAT INCLUDES COMMUNITY PASSAGEWAYS.>>DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO IT? >>I DO, THANK YOU. FOR THE RECORD, I WANT TO STATE THAT THE $1 MILLION THIS COUNSEL ALLOCATED DURING LAST YEAR’S BUDGET PROCESS FOR PROGRAMS LIKE THIS, AND THE RELATED WAY OF DISPERSING THOSE DOLLARS USING A COMMUNITY DRIVEN GRANT PROCESS WAS IN RESPONSE TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS REQUEST, THAT WE USE THE SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND MODEL FOR DISPERSING THESE DOLLARS. SO, THIS MODEL OF DISPERSING THE FUNDS THAT IT BE A PROCESS THAT IS DRIVEN BY BOTH THE RECIPIENTS OF FUTURE FUNDING, WORKING TOGETHER COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THAT FUNDING, AND DESIGNING WITH THE PRIORITIES ARE, WHAT THE PROCESS IS, AND HOW TO SELECT AMONG A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BIDDING ORGANIZATIONS. THAT MODEL OF FUNDING IS ONE THAT WAS PROPOSED TO US. IT WAS A BETTER WAY OF GETTING THE DOLLARS OUT THE DOOR, RATHER THAN THE WAY THE CITY TADITIONALLY DOES SO. I ALSO WANT TO REFERENCE THE FACT THAT I DO BELIEVE THAT THESE PROGRAMS COULD BENEFIT FROM MORE FUNDING, DEFINITELY. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE RECRUITMENT CRISIS AND THE STAFFING CRISIS IN OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SOMETHING THAT IS REAL. IT IS NOT IMAGINED. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY, THE SAD OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME WITH CONSTITUENTS IN SOUTHPARK LAST NIGHT, AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR, AND WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NOW. AN INNOCENT INDIVIDUAL WAS SHOT AND MURDERED IN HIS HOME, A FATHER OF FIVE, AND A MEMBER OF THE SOUTHPARK COMMUNITY. HE AND HIS FAMILY LIVE IN A HOUSE THAT IS NEXT DOOR TO A HOUSE OF INTEREST. HOUSE OF INTEREST FOR A LONG TIME. AND SPD HAS BEEN WORKING ON IT TOGETHER WITH THE CITY’S LAW DEPARTMENT IN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ABATE THE PROPERTY IN THE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROPERTY. AND, THERE WAS REALLY A LOT OF FRUSTRATION FROM THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THAT ROOM ABOUT THE LACK OF POLICE RESOURCES FOR THE SOUTHPARK NEIGHBORHOOD. AND, I BELIEVE THAT THE LACK OF STAFFING, BOTH ON PATROL AND ON THE INVESTIGATION SIDE, AND ON PROACTIVE POLICING HAS A REALLY HUGE IMPACT ON LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. AND, I AM COMMITTED TO WORKING TO TRY TO ADDRESS THIS STAFFING CRISIS, THAT NOT ONLY SEATTLE HAS COME BUT LARGE POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE NOT MEETING THEIR STAFFING GOALS. I THINK WE HAVE TWO DEVOTE RESOURCES TO DOING IT. I DON’T KNOW THE NUMBER IN THE CURRENT BUDGET IS THE RIGHT NUMBER, I AM WILLING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. BUT, I DON’T LIKE THE IDEA OF THESE TWO THINGS BEING PITTED AGAINST EACH OTHER, BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH REALLY IN CRITICAL NEED. I WOULD BE DOING MY CONSTITUENTS A DISSERVICE. THE FOLKS IN LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES THAT ARE MOST HARMED BY VIOLENCE AND CRIME, IF I WASN’T DOING EVERYTHING I COULD TO HELP THE DEPARTMENT ADDRESS THEIR STAFFING CHALLENGES. >>THANK YOU. OTHER COMMENTS?>>FIRST OF ALL, ON THE FIRST POINT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD MADE IS ACCURATE. THE SAME ORGANIZATION THAT IS PUT THIS PROPOSAL TOGETHER, IS NOT MY PROPOSAL BUT ONE FROM THE COMMUNITY AND THOSE ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER. IT IS ACCURATE THAT THEY PUT FORWARD THAT MODEL THAT THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS HAS USED AND WILL BE USING. HOWEVER, THIS ALSO HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER BY THEM, SO IT IS NOT ABOUT PITTING THE MODEL THE PROPOSED EARLIER AGAINST THEIR NEW PROPOSAL. IT IS NOT LIKE THAT. IT IS SIMPLY PUTTING MORE MONEY INTO THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE WORKING, AND THIS PROPOSAL ITSELF IS NOT PITTING ONE ORGANIZATION AGAINST THE OTHER. THEY ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER. I DIDN’T COME UP WITH THESE NUMBERS RANDOMLY. IT IS SOMETHING THEY ALL CAME TOGETHER AND FIGURED OUT, AND THEY SAID MAYBE WE SHOULD ALLOCATE THIS MUCH TO THE USE CONSORTIUM AND THIS MUST TO CREATIVE JUSTICE, AND THIS MUCH TO THE RANIER BEACH COALITION. IT ISN’T ACCURATE. IT IS NOT MY OPINION, IT IS A FACT. IT IS NOT ACCURATE TO PRESENT THIS AS SOMETHING CONTRADICTORY TO WHAT WAS IN THE PAST, BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME ORGANIZATIN MAKING BOTH PROPOSALS. FOR THE COUNCIL, THE QUESTION IS DO YOU SUPPORT AND BELIEVE THESE PROGRAMS CAN USE A LITTLE MORE FUNDING OR NOT? THAT IS THE QUESTION. WE SHOULD NOT USE THESE ORGANIZATIONS AS IF THIS PROPOSAL IS SOMEHOW OPPOSED TO WHAT THEY WISH. THIS IS THEIR PROPOSAL. LET ME JUST SAY THAT FOR THE RECORD. I AM ALSO QUITE STUNNED, HABITUALLY THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME HOW MUCH SCRUTINY COUNCILMEMBER:2 SMALL, TINY, TINY, TINY AMOUNT OF MONEY TO PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN 100% TO WORK AND IS A DIVERSION AWAY FROM THE SCHOOL TO PRISON TO DEPORTATION PIPELINE, WHICH IS A DEEP CRISIS FACING OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES. THIS IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY. LET’S PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS BY FAR THE LARGEST FUNDED DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY. THIS IS A DEPARTMENT THAT HAS HAD LONGTIME PROBLEMS. IT STILL FACES A MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITY ISSUE. IT IS FUNDED AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT $522,000. IT IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET. AND, I REALLY DON’T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS IN ANY WAY PITTING ONE THING AGAINST THE OTHER. IT IS A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY. I ALSO FIND IT DISTURBING THAT LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ARE BEING USED AS A VOICE TO FUND POLICE DEPARTMENT. I DON’T THINK THAT IS SPEAKING FOR LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ARE MAINLY FACING POLICE BRUTALITY. IT IS SIMPLY, AND I FIND IT QUITE JARRING THAT THIS IS BEING PRESENTED AS IF IT IS RESTED OF JUSTICE FUND THAT WILL BE DAMAGING, BECAUSE WE NEED TO RECRUIT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS. AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST YES, THERE MAY BE FROM YOUR POINT OF VIEW OF STAFFING CRISIS. I DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS A STAFFING CRISIS IN THE SENSE IT IS ALREADY OVERFUNDED. IS A BIG POLICE DEPARTMENT. BUT IF THERE IS A STAFFING CRISIS, AND IF THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE FACING DEMORALIZATION, THAT IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOST THE TRUST OF THE COMMUNITY. AND THAT IS ENTIRELY THE FAULT OF THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS IN THE WAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKS. IF THEY WANT TO RE-OWN THEIR TRUST THEN ACCOUNTABILITY NEEDS TO BE RESTORED AND THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT ALSO BEARS A RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT. IT IS NOT JUST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. IT IS ALSO CITY HALL THAT HAS TO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT. I DON’T THINK SPENDING MONEY ON ADVERTISING TO ATTRACT POLICE OFFICERS TO THE DEPARTMENT WILL WORK. ACCOUNTABILITY NEEDS TO BE FIXED, THEN THE PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED.>>FOR THE COMMENTS?>>I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION. I AM NOT SURE IF COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT CAN ANSWER THIS OR IF GREG NEEDS TO COME UP TO THE TABLE. BUT, IT IS UNCLEAR TO ME FROM THIS FORM WHERE THE $522,000 IS COMING FROM, BECAUSE THERE WAS A $1.6 MILLION INCLUSION IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET. SO, GREG COULD YOU GIVE US A SENSE OF WHERE THE CUTS WOULD COME? WHAT ARE WE CUTTING OUT OF THE 1.6 MILLION? I KNOW, GREG YOU AND I HAVE HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SOME OF THE PROPOSED FUNDING BEING SQUISHY IN TERMS OF WHAT IT IS WE ARE ACTUALLY PURCHASING. I JUST WANT TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED. CAN YOU GIVE US A BETTER SENSE OF WHERE THE 522 IS COMING FROM? >>TH POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET FROM THE MAYOR WOULD RECEIVE $1.6 BILLION FOR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION INITIATIVES. IT HITS BOTH OF THOSE THINGS. AND THE CHAIRS BUDGET TOOK OUT OF THAT 1.6 MILLION, 385,000 BY DOING TWO THINGS. BY STRETCHING THE SERGEANT TRAINING FROM ONE YEAR TO TWO YEARS, AND ALSO CUTTING IN HALF THE TRAINING COORDINATOR POSITION. AND ALSO REQUIRING THAT THE TESTING FEES FOR SEATTLE POLICE RECRUITS NOT BE FULLY REIMBURSED BY THE DEPARTMENT, BUT RATHER BE MEANS TESTED TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS THAT COULD NOT AFFORD THE FEES WOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY THEM, BUT FOLKS THAT COULD WOULD. SO, WHAT HAPPENED WAS THE $1.6 MILLION WAS REDUCED BY THE CHAIRS BUDGET BY 385,000. IF THIS CUT WAS ACCEPTED, IT WOULD FURTHER REDUCE THE REMAINING MONEY AND THE MAYOR WOULD HAVE TO FIGURE OUT, AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HOW THEY WANTED TO ALLOCATE THAT CUT ACROSS THE 12 SOME INITIATIVES THAT ARE PART OF THIS PACKAGE. >>I GUESS, THAT IS HELPFUL. MY QUESTION IS, ON THE REMAINING CUTS THERE WERE A LOT OF DIFFERENT INITIATIVES AND PROPOSALS THAT CAME OUT OF THE WORK GROUP THAT WAS LOOKING AT THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ISSUES. MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT WE WERE STRUGGLING MORE ON THE RETNTION SIDE THAN THE RECRUITMENT SIDE. I STILL AM NOT HAVING A CLEAR SENSE OF WHAT THE $522,000 AS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBER 12 WOODCUT. >>I THINK THE LARGEST, THERE ARE 12 INITIATIVES AND I HAVE A HANDOUT THAT SHOWS HOW EACH IS FUNDED, BUT THE LARGEST ONE BY FAR WAS 787,000, I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE SERGEANT TRAINING. SO, THE COUNCIL HAS ALREADY MADE A CUT TO THAT AND SPREAD IT OUT OVER TWO YEARS. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE $522,000 LEVEL WOULD DEFINITELY IMPACT THE SERGEANT TRAINING. HOW IT WOULD BE SPREAD AMONGST THE OTHER INITIATIVES, I CAN’T TELL YOU FOR SURE. >>OKAY. I WOULD APPRECIATE AS A FOLLOW- UP, IF WE CAN GET SOME ADDITIONAL GRANULAR DETAIL AROUND THAT, SO WE CAN MAKE A BETTER INFORMED DECISION.THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL. OR, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MAY HAVE AT NOW.>>COUNCIL MEMBERS, I WOULD ADD THE WAY THE PROPOSAL WAS REPAIRED, THE SPONSOR DIDN’T SPECIFY EXACTLY WHICH PROGRAM WOULD BE REDUCED. SO, IF THIS MOVED FORWARD, WE COULD ADD SPECIFICITY IF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WANTED TO SAY THEY WANED SIX FULLY FUNDED IN THE CUTS TO COME FROM ELSEWHERE.>>IT IS PROPOSED AS A HAIR CUT OFF THE TOP. >>IT IS, EXACTLY. AND IF THERE IS INTEREST, I AM HAPPY FOR MY OFFICE TO LOOK DEEPER INTO IT. BUT I ALSO DON’T FEEL HESITANT IN ANY WAY TO PROPOSE FUNDING THESE PROGRAMS INSTEAD OF THAT MONEY GOING TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT WHAT SPECIFIC ASPECTS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. >>I COULD WALK YOU THROUGH THIS HANDOUT. >>I AM NOT SURE THE CHAIR WANTS YOU TO GO THROUGH THE HANDOUT IN SPECIFICITY. BUT I APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION AND WILL LOOK AT IT. >>IF IT IS OKAY WITH YOU, I WOULD LIKE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH YOU. I WILL GO BACK TO COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT AND OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS AND WE WILL HAVE A PROPOSAL ON THIS. SO, THOSE WITH DESIRE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS COSPONSORS TO ITEM NUMBER 5 RAISE YOUR HAND, PLEASE. ALL RIGHT.>>I HAVE JUST A QUESTION. IF THERE IS A LINE ON 2019 FOR THESE 12 STRATEGIES, THAT JUST MEAN THERE WAS NO MONEY IN THE BUDGET, SO THE PROPOSED IS ALL NEW MONEY FOR NEW IDEAS OR EFFORTS?>>SOME OF THE INITIATIVES STARTED EARLY, COUNCILMEMBER. SO, THIS WAS MONEY THEY PUT IN THE BUDGET FOR AN EARLY START ON SOME OF THEM. THAT IS IN THE Q3 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET.>>I AM NOT UNDERSTANDING THE ANSWER. THERE IS JUST A DASH WITH NO MONEY FOR 2090S.>>I’M SORRY, THEY DIDN’T NEED MONEY. >>THEY DIDN’T NEED IT? >>FOR THOSE PARTICULAR INITIATIVES IN 2019. >>SO, THEY ARE LIKELY ONGOING. HOW COULD THEY DO THESE THINGS WITHOUT MONEY AND THEY NEED MONEY FOR 2019?>>IN THE 2020 PROPOSED COLUMN, YOU WILL SEE THAT MANY OF THEM IS WHERE THE MONEY FIRST APPEARS. THAT IS WHEN THEY PLAN ON STARTING IT.>>MOST OF THESE ARE NEW ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN FUNDED? >>THEY ALL ARE. >>THEY ARE NEW STRATEGIES. OKAY, THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT, LET’S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM WHICH WOULD BE ITEM NUMBER 6.>>ITEM NUMBER 6 ON THE AGENDA IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT WOULD REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY LEARNIN ALSO KNOWN AS DEEL COORDINATE WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTING A MUNICIPAL MATCHING PROGRAM IN SEATTLE THAT COMPLEMENTS THE CITIES SEATTLE PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. W SOS PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME STUDENTS PURSUING DEGREES CERTIFICATES IN HIGH DEMAND TRADE, HEALTHCARE, OR STEM FIELDS. THIS REQUEST THEY SUMMARIZE THE WORK AND IT IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER JEKYLL. >>THANK YOU. YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? >>YOU SUMMED IT UP PRETTY GOOD. WE HAD UNANIMOUS SUPPORT. I THINK IT IS A REALLY GOOD IDEA FOR THE CITY TO LEVERAGE ITS RESOURCES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE TO PROVIDE MORE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS. WSOS IS A PROGRAM THAT WORKS AND FOCUSES ON LOW INCOME YOUTH. I’M HOPING TO PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITY. >>THANK YOU, THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR TO THIS ITEM NUMBER 6, RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. OKAY, ITEM NUMBER 7. IS THIS YOURS BRIAN? >>YES. ITEM NUMBER 7 IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT WOULD REQUEST THAT DEEL PROVIDE REPORT TO COUNSEL BY MAY 1 DESCRIBING HIS DEMOCRATIC DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS. AS PART OF THE CITY’S RECENT LEVIES TO PROMOTE EQUITY IN THE CITY’S EDUCATION INVESTMENTS. THIS WOULD PROVIDE REPORT ON HOW THE DATA IS COLLECTED AND WHO THEY PARTNER WITH FOR DATA COLLECTION, SHARING DATA SOURCES AND OPPORTUNITY GAPS CURRENTLY IN THE CITY’S EDUCATION INVESTMENTS.>> COUNCILMEMBER CHECK WHAT YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? >>I APPRECIATE THE GOOD SUMMARY. I JUST WANTED TO GET ADDITIONAL DATA AND ELEVATE THE CONVERSATION FOR THE COUNCIL SO WE CAN PROVIDE ACCESS TO CITY KIDS OF COLOR.>>IF YOU WANT TO ADD YOUR HAND AS A COSPONSOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.>>NUMBER 8’S REQUEST THAT DON REPORT ON A STRATEGY TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY LED PLACE BASED VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE IN WESTWOOD AND SOUTHDALE RIDGE. >>THIS IS A REQUEST I MADE EARLIER IN THE BUDGET PROCESS THAT DID NOT MOVE FORWARD. THIS REPLACES THE REQUEST FOR $250,000 WITH A REPORT TO APPLY THE RAIN YOUR BEACH, BEAUTIFUL SAFE PLACE FOR YOUTH MODEL IN WESTWOOD AND SOUTH TAO BRIDGE. WE UNDERSTAND THROUGH PURSUING THIS BUDGET REQUEST THAT THE SAFE AND HEALTHY COMMUNITY SUBCABINET OF THE MAYORS OFFICE IS CONSIDERING THIS MODEL FOR OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS. SO, THEY ARE ALREADY CONSIDERING EXPANDING THE MODEL, I JUST WANT TO GET THIS PARTICULAR LOCATION ON THEIR LIST.>>ANY OTHER COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ]. VERY GOOD. ITEM 9? >>JUST SEEMS, ITEM NUMBER 9 IS A PACKAGE WITH A PROPOSAL THAT WAS INITIALLY PROPOSED BUT NOT INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL BUDGETING PACKAGE. THE DIFFERENCES ARE REALLY NUANCES AROUND HOW FUNDING OCCURS HERE IN THE NUMBER OF VILLAGES. SO, THIS NEW PROPOSAL WOULD DISCONTINUE THE NAVIGATION TEAM. AND ALL OF THE FUNDING ASSOCIATED WITH IT. AN ALSO $200,000 PROVIDED IN THE MAYORS PROPOSED BUDGET TO SHUTDOWN AND RELOCATE THE NORTHLAKE TINY HOME VILLAGE. THOSE TWO FUNDING STREAMS, THE NAP TEAM AND THE MONEY TO RELOCATE NORTHLAKE WOULD BE USED INSTEAD TO OPEN AS MANY AS 14 NEW TINY HOME VILLAGES, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE PREVIOUS ITERATION, WHICH WOULD’VE USED ABOUT $10 MILLION IN UNSPECIFIED FUNDING AND WOULD’VE USED FUNDING ALREADY UTILIZED IN THE INITIAL BALANCING PACKAGE FOR A DIFFERENT TIME HOME VILLAGE. >>SO, YOU ARE SAYING THIS IS REVENUE NEUTRAL, WHERE IS IT COMING FROM? >>BY DISCONTINUING THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND BY TAKING $200,000 IN ONE-TIME FUNDING THAT IS CURRENTLY PROVIDED TO SHUTDOWN AND RELOCATE NORTHLAKE TINY HOME VILLAGE. >>GOT IT. THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBERS SAWANT PROPOSAL. >>JUST TO REITERATE A POINT I MADE IN OUR LAST DISCUSSION WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT TINY HOUSE VILLAGES BEFORE THE CHAIR BROUGHT FORWARD THE BALANCED PACKAGE OF AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET. IF THE MAYORS OFFICE WERE TO CARRY OUT A MAJOR OVERHAUL OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND THE WAY IT WORKS, RATHER THAN SWEEPING PEOPLE. IF IT WERE TO DO THE TASK OF ACTUALLY TAKING HOMELESS, AND SHELTERED HOMELESS NEIGHBORS AND OFFERING THEM REAL OPTIONS THAT WOULD WORK FOR THEM, THAT WOULD TAKE THEM FROM BEING UN- SHELTERED AND LIVING IN DANGEROUS LOCATIONS, EXPOSED TO CRIME AND SO ON INTO OPTIONS LIKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, I WOULD STRONGLY SUPPORT SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BUT, THAT IS NOT THE REALITY OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM. THAT IS ONLY ON PAPER. IN REALITY, THE NAVIGATION TEAM IS A SWEEP STING. OUR MOVEMENT HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR YEARS TO STOP THE SWEEPS, BECAUSE THEY ARE INHUMANE. I WOULD ALSO SAY, TO SHARE SOMETHING WE SAID IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE EARLIER THIS MORNING. I THINK THE ELECTION RESULTS ARE ALSO A REJECTION OF THE SWEEPS, BECAUSE I SAID BEFORE, THE SWEEPS CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN SWEPT AND I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT COUNSEL TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT THIS. IF WE AGREED THAT THE NAVIGATION TEAM IS NOT ACTUALLY DOING WHAT WE WANT IT TO DO, THEN WE NEED MONEY TO BE ALLOCATED TO SOLUTIONS THAT DO WORK. TINY HOUSE VILLAGES BEING ONE OF THEM. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE ALREADY IN THE BALANCING PACKAGE PUT FORWARD BY THE CHAIR $1.8 MILLION TO EXPAND TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, WHICH I AM HAPPY ABOUT AND WANTED TO THANK OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH US ON IT. I APPRECIATE THAT. BUT, WE KNOW THAT ORGANIZATIONS LIKE LEHI, SHARED WILL, NICKELSVILLE, AND FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TOLD US THAT THEY COULD OPERATE MANY MORE VILLAGES OF THE CITY PROVIDED THE FUNDING AND GRANTED THE PERMIT, SO WE HAVE THE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE PERMITTING ABILITY, AND ALSO THE LAND-USE CODE FLEXIBILITY FOR THAT. THIS BUDGET ACTION COULD FUND AN ADDITIONAL 14 VILLAGES PAID FOR BY STOPPING THE SWEEPS AND BY NOT MOVING THE GEORGETOWN AND NORTHLAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. ALSO IN THAT CONTEXT, I WANT TO SAY I COMPLETELY OPPOSE THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL DISMANTLE THE NORTHLAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE IN THE DEAD OF WINTER. THIS IS JUST INHUMANE. I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD GO FORWARD. AGAIN, WE HAVE MADE AND HAVE HEARD BEFORE, ABOUT TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT ALSO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW, BUT I THINK WE CAN DO EVEN BETTER AND MAKE SURE WE DON’T DISMANTLE EXISTING VILLAGES. >>FOR THE COMMENTS? [MEETING ADJOURNED] — [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] . OKAY, AND ITEM NUMBER 10. >>ITEM NUMBER 10 IS ALREADY IN THE INITIAL BALANCING PACKAGE, PROVIDING THE SAME AMOUNT OF FUNDING. THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS A NUANCED ADDITION. IT WOULD ADD A PROVISO SPECIFYING THAT THE FUNDS SHOULD BE USED TO CONTRACT FOR ADDITIONAL OUTREACH SERVICES, WHEREAS THE PROPOSAL CURRENTLY IN THE BUDGET PACKAGE WOULD ALLOW EITHER HST TWO DIRECTLY HIGHER THE STAFF, OR TO CONTRACT FOR ADDITIONAL OUTREACH SERVICES. THIS PROPOSAL IS PUT FORWARD BY COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES.>>YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? >>PROBABLY NOT.>>IT IS ITEM NUMBER 10. >>YES, I WILL ADD SOMETHING ON THIS ONE. THIS WOULD BE A PROVISO ON A FUNDING REQUEST THAT WAS ADVANCED BY COUNCILMEMBER BORIS. THIS IS REALLY JUST A REFLECTION OF SOME ONGOING CONCERNS THAT I THINK BOTH I AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD EXPRESSED DURING THESE BUDGET DELIBERATIONS AROUND HOMELESS OUTREACH, AS IT IS CONNECTED OR PURPORTED TO BE CONNECTED WITH THE NAVIGATION TEAM. I CONTINUE TO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE NAVIGATION TEAM STRUCTURE, AND DON’T BELIEVE WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT EXPANDING NAVIGATION TEAM AT THIS POINT. I RECOGNIZE THAT CHAIR BAGSHAW, YOU REVISE THE FORM B TO REALLY FOCUS ON HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES. I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THERE ARE APPROPRIATE MODELS FOR THAT HOMELESS OUTREACH WORK, AND FOURTHLY THERE IS SOME LANGUAGE IN THE FORM B THAT TALKS ABOUT HOW THESE RESOURCES WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO OUTREACH WORKERS THAT ARE EITHER WITHIN, AND CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AT HSD, OR TO A THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER. AND, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE ONLY OUTREACH WORKERS EMPLOYED AT HSD ARE IN FACT, PART AND PARCEL OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM. SO, I THINK THERE IS AMBIGUITY THAT WOULD LEAD US TO THE ULTIMATE RESULTS OF CONTINUED EXPANSION OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM IN A PERIOD WHERE I THINK THE MAJORITY OF THE COUNCIL HAS SIGNALED THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN FURTHER EXPANSION OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM AT THIS POINT. SO, I AM VERY SUPPORTIVE OF HAVING ADDITIONAL HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES. I AM VERY SUPPORTIVE OF COUNCILMEMBER WHEREAS HIS INTENT THAT THEY FOCUS ON NORTHERN SEATTLE. SHE HAS DONE AN AMAZING JOB OF MAKING THE CASE OF HOW NORTH SEATTLE CONTINUES TO BE A SERVICE DESERT, NOT JUST IN HER DISTRICT BUT IN ALL OF NORTH SEATTLE, AND I VERY MUCH SUPPORT THE ADDITIONAL $210,000 OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN THOSE HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE USING MODELS THAT ARE TRULY ABOUT OUTREACH WORK. AND, WE HAVE SEEN SOME SUCCESSFUL AND POPULAR MODELS USED IN BALLARD, FIRST HILL, CAPITOL HILL, AND THE CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT WHERE NONPROFIT BASED OUTREACH WORKERS ARE BETTER ABLE TO CONNECT INDIVIDUALS TO SERVICES AND SERVE AS A RESOURCE TO NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS AND NEIGHBORS WHO HAVE PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS. I THINK THAT IS A REALLY APPROPRIATE AND SUCCESSFUL MODEL. SO, THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT I DID LAST YEAR WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT A $250,000 INVESTMENT FOR HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES, SPECIFICALLY FOR FIRST HILL, CAPITOL HILL, AND CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICTS. WE WORKED WITH EACH TO STAND UP RP PROCESS AND ULTIMATELY THOSE DOLLARS WENT TO REACH. THERE WAS A REALLY GREAT ARTICLE IN THE CAPITOL HILL BLOG RECENTLY ABOUT THE EFFICACY OF THAT WORK, NOW THAT TE FUNDS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED. I BELIEVE THAT THE SERVICE PROVIDER THAT ULTIMATELY RECEIVED THE CONTRACT IN A COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS WAS REACHED, AND THAT THEY ARE DOING REALLY FANTASTIC WORK AS A RESULT OF THOSE $250,000 THAT WE INVESTED LAST YEAR. SO, THIS WOULD COPY AND PASTE FROM THE MODEL THAT WAS USED LAST YEAR. IT WAS A FAST RFP PROCESS. IT WASN’T OVERLY BURDENSOME OR TOO LONG AND ULTIMATELY, THE DOLLARS WERE INFUSED INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS TO MAKE SURE THOSE SERVICES WERE FUNDED, AND THAT PEOPLE WERE BEING MEANINGFULLY CONNECTED TO THE SERVICES THAT THEY NEEDED, WHILE ALSO ADDRESSING THE PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH UNSANCTIONED ACTIONS.>>COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, DO YOU WANT TO ADD? >>I DO. THANK YOU FOR ADDING THIS INTO THE BALANCING PACKAGE. A LITTLE HISTORY HERE. WE ORIGINALLY STARTED ASKING FOR MUCH MORE. WHEN WE ORIGINALLY STARTED, AND WHEN WE FIRST BROUGHT THIS TO THE CHAIRS CONCERN IN OUR FIRST PACKET, WE WERE ASKING FOR $254,000. BY WORKING WITH THE CHAIR WE REDUCED THAT AMOUNT TO 210 AND SPENT TIME, INCLUDING A WEEKEND , THANK YOU CHAIR TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE WELL OVER 300,000 PEOPLE WHO JUST LIVE IN THESE THREE DISTRICTS NORTH OF THE SHIP CANAL, AND THAT IS NOT COUNTING THE PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE, GO TO SCHOOL THERE, AND PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES. I WANT TO GO BACK ON SOME LANGUAGE HERE THAT WE HAVE HEARD, WHICH IS A CONTINUAL PERENNIAL ISSUE FOR THOSE OF US REPRESENTING THE GOOD CITY OF SEATTLE, BUT AS WELL AS HONORING THE NEEDS OF OUR DISTRICT. TO CLARIFY, THE LANGUAGE INCLUDED IN THE CHAIRS PROPOSAL PRESENTED LAST WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE, THE POSITIONS WILL BE EITHER HSD EMPLOYEES, OR EMPLOYEES WITH THE CONTRACTED AGENCY. AS YOU KNOW, THE NORTH END, AND PARTICULARLY WHICH I CAN SPEAK TO HER DISTRICT 5, WE HAVE A PHENOMENAL, VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS AND CONTRACTED AGENCIES. THE CHAIRS PROPOSAL PROVIDE AN OPTION TO THE AGENCY TO ASSESS WHETHER THE POSITIONS BE IN- HOUSE OR CONTRACTED PEER OBVIOUSLY, I WOULD AIR MORE ON THE SIDE OF USING SOCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ON THE GROUND AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS. THIS BUDGET REMOVES THAT OPTION AND MAKES THE OUTREACH WORKER THE SAME AS THE MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH WORKERS IN BALLARD. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IN THE U DISTRICT AND IN BALLARD THE WORKERS ARE SUPPORTED AND PARTIALLY FUNDED BY A LOCAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION. THIS POSITION DOES NOT HAVE THE BACKING. WHAT I MOST LIKE THAT WE HAVE COME TO AGREEMENT ON, IS THAT WE HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY WITH HSD AND COMMUNITY. WE HAVE LEARNED FROM OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT THEY DON’T JUST PROVIDE SERVICES OR ARE RESTRICTED TO JUST ONE PARTICULAR DISTRICT, BUT ARE ACTUALLY WORKING CITYWIDE BECAUSE WE HAVE IT, BELIEVE IT OR NOT A LOT OF FOLKS THAT HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, NOT JUST IN OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, BUT IN THE COUNTY AS WELL. I REMAIN CONCERNED THAT OUTREACH BE DONE BY TRAINED PROFESSIONAL WORKERS THAT ARE TRAINED TO ADDRESS PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY NEEDS WITH THE BACKING OF THE NAB TEAM AND EVERY OTHER GROUP LISTED. I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES FOR THE SHEET SHE ADDED MORE LANGUAGE ABOUT WHO THOSE PROVIDERS ARE. I WILL GET TO THAT IN A MINUTE. MY ORIGINAL PROPOSAL WAS TO ENSURE THE CITY’S INVESTMENT IN OUTREACH TO ENCAMPMENT REACH THE NORTH END. MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN THAT THE NORTH END NEEDS MORE TARGETED SUPPORT APPROPRIATE TO THE SPECIFIC ISSUES FACING THE NORTH END, PARTICULARLY PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES AND SAFETY ISSUES. AGAIN, THE SERVICES ARE NOT LIMITED NOR RESTRICTED TO ANY PARTICULAR DISTRICT, BUT THESE FOLKS WOULD WORK WITH THE CITYWIDE SO WE COULD GET OUR PEOPLE SHELTERED, GET THE SERVICES THEY NEED, AND HELP THEM FIND THEIR WAY HOME. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE LANGUAGE IS THE KEYWORD COLLABORATION. WE HAVE WITNESSED AND WORKED WITH THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND LEAD HIM AND THAT IS WHY I HAVE SUPPORTED THE BUDGET INCREASE FOR LEAD TO THE TUNE OF $3.5 MILLION. WE WORK WITH LOCAL BUSINESS, THE COMMUNITY POLICE TEAM, THE BEAT PATROLS, FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESS COALITIONS AND LOCAL BUSINESS CHAMBERS, THE D5 COMMUNITY NETWORK AND THE NORTH PRECINCT AND CAPTAIN SONO. WE WILL CONTINUE THIS COLLABORATIVE PROCESS THAT STARTS FROM A PLACE OF HUMANITY AND EMPATHY. I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES FOR HIGHLIGHTING THESE CONCERNS AND THANK THE CHAIR FOR WORKING WITH OUR STAFFING COMMUNITY AND THIS GROUP TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. I ASKED TO SUPPORT THE LANGUAGE INCLUDED IN THE CHAIRS ARE POSTAL AND REJECT THE SIGNIFICANT LIMITATION. THANK YOU. >>FURTHER COMMENTS? >>I WANT TO CLARIFY THE ONLY LIMITATION I HAVE INCLUDED IS TO STRIKE THE EITHER HSD EMPLOYEE LANGUAGE. SO, IT DOESN’T RESTRICT AT ALL ANY OTHER ABILITY FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO FUND EXPANDED OUTREACH TO HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN UNSANCTIONED ENCAMPMENT IN NORTH SEATTLE. THE REASON I SUGGESTED STRIKING THOSE THREE WORDS FROM CHAIR BAGSHAW’S ORIGINAL INCLUSION IN THE BALANCED PACKAGE IS BECAUSE THE ONLY INDIVIDUALS WITHIN HSD DOING OUTREACH WORK ARE EMPLOYEES OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM. SO, I HAVE CONTINUED TO EXPRESS OBJECTIONS ABOUT FURTHER EXPANSION OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM GIVEN PRIOR CONVERSATIONS UP HERE ON THE DAIS DURING THESE DELIBERATIVE PROCESSES AND DURING COUNCILMEMBER HERBALS COMMITTEE HEARINGS OVER THE LAST YEAR, AND MAYBE TWO YEARS. I THINK THOSE ARE UNRESOLVED. SO, FOR ME IT SEEMS LIKE A CUTE WAY TO GET AROUND THE OBJECTION OF EXPANDING THE NAVIGATION TEAM. AND, I WOULD RATHER NOT DO THAT. I WOULD RATHER FOCUS ON GETTING THE DOLLARS INTO THE COMMUNITY TO PEOPLE ACTUALLY DOING OUTREACH WORK TO THESE INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE IN NORTH SEATTLE. I AM COMPLETELY ON BOARD WITH THAT. AGAIN, MY ONLY OBJECTION TO THE CHAIRS ORIGINAL PROPOSAL IS THE LANGUAGE, EITHER HSD EMPLOYEES, BECAUSE THAT IS JUST CODE FOR MORE PEOPLE WORKING ON THE NAB TEAM. AGAIN, THE $210,000 IS INTACT. I HAVEN’T PROPOSED TO MODIFY THAT INVESTMENT. IT IS INCLUDED IN THE BALANCED PACKAGE. I BELIEVE THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO WORK WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS WHO DO WORK ACROSS THE CITY, REGARDLESS WHETHER THAT BE A SYSTEM THAT EXISTS OR NOT TO BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY REACH THE INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED THESE SERVICES, AND WHO NEED THE OUTREACH TO BE DONE AND TO MEANINGFULLY CONNECT THEM WITH INDIVIDUALS. I BELIEVE REACH AND OTHER OR THE ORGANIZATION SIMILAR HAVE REALLY STRONG CONNECTIONS AND RLATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE CITY. AND THEY ARE ACCUSTOMED TO DOING THEIR WORK IN THE CITYWIDE FASHION. AGAIN, I REALLY AM SUPPORTIVE OF THE INFUSION OF AN ADDITIONAL $210,000 INTO NORTH SEATTLE TO ADDRESS THESE CONCERNS. BUT, BELIEVE WE SHOULD BE RELYING ON OUR NONPROFIT SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DO THAT WORK AS OPPOSED TO ADDING ADDITIONAL BODIES TO THE NAVIGATION TEAM.>>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>IN ADDITION TO THAT, I THINK THE STRENGTH OF THIS PROPOSAL IS THAT OUTREACH WORKERS IN THE CITY ARE NOW BEING DEPLOYED TO FOCUS ON A GEOGRAPHIC AREAS. THAT IS A MUCH STRONGER MODEL AND WE ARE HEARING GREAT THINGS FROM RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. THAT MODEL OF WORKING WITH COMMUNITY TO IDENTIFY WHERE THE PRIORITIES ARE FOR OUTREACH ALLOWS OUR CONTRACTED OUTREACH WORKERS TO BE MUCH MORE RESPONSIVE. THE NAB TEAM ON THE OTHER HAND IS NOT GEOGRAPHICALLY FOCUSED. WHEREAS, THE CITY TAKES COMPLAINTS ABOUT LOCATIONS THAT INDIVIDUALS IN THE CITY WANTS THE NAVIGATION TEAM TO PAY ATTENTION TO, AND THE WAY THE CITY DECIDES WHERE TO DEPLOY NAV TEAM RESOURCES IS BASED ON A CITYWIDE REVIEW OF THE COMPLAINTS . AND, THE PURPORTED OBJECTIVE, EVALUATION OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACTS OF THOSE OUTDOOR ENCAMPMENTS. SO, THE IDEA IS THAT THE CITY INTENDS TO USE THIS OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT, NOT FOR THE COMPLAINTS ARE COMING FROM. SO, I THINK THIS PROPOSAL TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR OUTREACH REALLY ALIGNS WITH WHAT WE ARE ALREADY SAYING IS WORKING REALLY WELL SINCE WE HAVE CHANGED THE WAY WE ARE DEPLOYING OUR REACH RESOURCES. >>CHAIR? >>YES, GO AHEAD AND THEN I WILL CALL ON YOU COUNCILMEMBER CHUCKLE.>>>>I WANT TO RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUES. THIS ISN’T A CUTE WAY TO GET AROUND ANYTHING, QUITE FRANKLY. THOSE OF US THAT OBVIOUSLY REPRESENT ALL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE BUT HONOR THE NEEDS OF OUR DISTRICT AND WHO HAVE BEEN OUT THERE FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND RECOGNIZE THIS ISN’T A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION OR ARGUMENT ABOUT WHETHER AND NAV TEAM IS GOOD, BAD, OR UGLY. THOSE OF US PHYSICALLY ON THE GROUND, AND I CAN COUNT AT LEAST 12 INCIDENTS WHERE I HAVE NOT JUST WORK WITH THE NAV TEAM AND MENTAL HEALTH TEAM, BUT GETTING PEOPLE IN HOUSE AND SHELTERED. THIS IS OUR RESPONSE TO DISTRICT 5 IN THE NORTH END. THAT WE LOOK AT HOW WE NOT ONLY DEPLOY, BUT HOW WE ENRICH AND HOW WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER. AND, THAT WE DON’T HAVE A PHILOSOPHICAL POSITION. AND, I DON’T. I PHILOSOPHICALLY DON’T COME WHETHER WE ARE WORKING WITH THE NAV TEAM AND THE SUCCESS WE HAVE SEEN, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD THAT PROPOSITION. I DON’T WANT TO FIND OURSELVES IN A PHILOSOPHICAL ARGUMENT ABOUT NAV TEAM IS GOOD OR BAD, OR DON’T EXPAND IT OR PLEASE EXPAND IT. WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY REPRESENTING THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND HONORING THE NEEDS OF MY DISTRICT, IS THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME SUCCESS AND A LOT OF COMPLAINTS HAVE COME TO SUCCESS OF SHELTERING THE AND SHELTERED AND GETTING SERVICES AND PEOPLE TO THE McDERMOTT HOUSE. OF GETTING PEOPLE INTO TREATMENT AND PEOPLE DO NORTH HELPLINE TO SIGN UP FOR HOUSING AND EVICTION PREVENTION. SO, WITH THAT I WOULD HOPE AGAIN, AND I’VE SAID THIS BEFORE AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN, I WOULD HOPE THAT SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES WOULD GIVE SOME OF US DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAT WE ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY. I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT. THANK YOU. >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, DO YOU WANTTO ADD SOMETHING?>> GIVEN THAT I AM IN THIS POSITION FOR THE INTERIM, NORTH SEATTLE IS GOING TO HAVE TWO NEW DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES. SO, THE WAY I PERCEIVE THE LANGUAGE THE CHAIR INCLUDED WAS TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO NORTH SEATTLE IN THE NORTH SEATTLE CHAMPIONS, BOTH IN DISTRICT FOUR AND FIVE. AND DISTRICT SIX. WE JUST WANTED TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE TWO NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS. AS THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES, I KNOW IT WILL CONTINUE IN THE NEXT YEAR, SO. >>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >>JUST TO CLARIFY, FOR EVERYBODY WATCHING, THE PROVISO IMPOSED IN ITEM NUMBER 10 SAYS, OF THE APPROPRIATIONS IN THE 2020 BUDGET FOR ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS SECTION, $210,000 IS APPROPRIATED SOLELY TO ENTER INTO A NEW CONTRACT WITH A NONPROFIT SERVICE PROVIDER TO CONDUCT OUTREACH FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. WHAT IT IS SAYING IS THAT THE MONEY CAN ONLY BE USED FOR SOMETHING LIKE A REACH PROGRAM, SO THAT IS A GOOD THING. I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY. AND ALSO IN RESPONSE TO WHAT COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ WAS SAYING ABOUT THE NAVIGATION TEAM. FIRST OF ALL, I DON’T THINK THAT A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NAVIGATION TEAM AS IT IS RIGHT NOW, NOT ON PAPER OR WHAT IT ACTUALLY DOES IN THE COMMUNITY. WHETHER THAT IS HELPFUL OR HARMFUL TO THE COMMUNITY IS NOT A PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION. THIS IS ACTUALLY PEOPLE’S LIVES. THIS IS A VERY REAL DISCUSSION FOR OUR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS. I DON’T THINK IT IS A SPECIFIC THING. I DON’T AGREE WITH HIS CLAIM THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE THE COUNCILMEMBER FOR A GIVEN DISTRICT THAT YOUR POSITION ON THE NAVIGATION TEAM IN THAT DISTRICT IS VERY SPECIFIC TO THAT DISTRICT. AND MAYBE THE NAVIGATION TEAM IS WORKING DIFFERENTLY IN THAT DISTRICT. THE NAVIGATION TEAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE MAYORS STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT, SO THE NAVIGATION TEAM DOES THE SAME THING EVERYWHERE, WHICH IS MOSTLY SWEEPING PEOPLE, AND A VERY LITTLE BENEFICIAL ASPECT. I THINK THE PROVISO IS A GOOD THING. >>OKAY, [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO- SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ]. >>I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY. THIS WOULD BE ADDING YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES’S PROPOSAL TO ADD THIS PROVISO.>>I DIDN’T THINK YOU WANTED TO DO THAT. >>I GOT THAT WRONG.>>JEFF RUINED MY DIABOLICAL PLAN TO TRICK YOU INTO VOTING.>>I TAKE THAT BACK. THANK YOU.>>COULD YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS AGAIN, SO WE CAN CONFIRM?>>LET’S TRY THE VOTE AGAIN.>>33 [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO- SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ]. THANK YOU. THE NEXT ITEM, PLEASE. >>ITEM NUMBER 11 IS INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL BALANCING PACKAGE, BUT THIS NEW CANCEL BUDGET ACTION WOULD ADD SOME PIECES TO A PROVISO THAT WOULD ALREADY BE IMPOSED ON NAVIGATION TEAM FUNDING. I WANT TO NOTE THAT HSD ONLY JUST RECEIVED THIS ITEM, SO THERE ARE SOME PLACES THEY MIGHT NEED FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON. OR, THERE MAY BE DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME OF THE DATA POINTS NEED TO BE CHANGED OR THE NUANCE OF THE LANGUAGE COULD MATCH UP TO DATE IT THAT IS READILY AVAILABLE. IN ESSENCE, THERE ARE ITEMS THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED EVERY QUARTER. THAT WOULD BE ABOUT THE MEETINGS THAT OCCUR BETWEEN THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND OTHER OUTREACH PROVIDERS ON HOW TO DEPLOY AND WORK WITH CLIENTS. TO THE FIRST QUARTER REPORT, THE ONE WE DID ON JANUARY 31, THERE IS AN ADDITION OF CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF OBSTRUCTION AND HOW THAT WOULD BE CLARIFIED IS DETAILED OUT. THAT IS A DEFINITION CURRENTLY IN OUR MULTIDEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULE AND WOULD CLARIFY A PLACE TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO MISINTERPRETATION. ALSO, TO THE FIRST QUARTER REPORT IT WOULD BE ADDED THAT A TABLE BE TRANSMITTED IN THE FIRST QUARTER DESCRIBING WHEN AN OBSTRUCTION, OR WHAT AN OBSTRUCTION WAS THAT JUSTIFIED NOT PROVIDING A NOTICE, EITHER 72 HOURS OF NOTICE FOR OUTREACH OR POSTING, SO THE COUNCIL WOULD THEN RECEIVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE OBSTRUCTION WAS THAT CONSTITUTED A NEED NOT TO HAVE ADVANCED NOTICE FOR THE COMMANDMENT THAT WAS REMOVED. IN THE REPORT PROVIDED TO THE COUNCIL BY APRIL 30, 2020 THERE ARE TWO ITEMS THAT WOULD BE ADDED AS WELL. THE FIRST IS ACTUALLY ADDING DETAILS TO THE STAFFING ASSESSMENTS THAT WOULD BE REQUESTED OF THE DEPARTMENTS. THE SECOND WOULD BE REQUESTING A CHANGE FOR AN OBSTRUCTION OR HAZARD REMOVAL RATHER THAN THE CHANGE CURRENTLY PROVIDED THAT FOCUSES ON PROVIDING 72 HOURS OF NOTICE TO AN ENCAMPMENT BASED ON PROVIDING NOTIFICATION OF WHEN THE REMOVAL RECUR, AND ALSO OUTREACH ACTIVITIES. AND LOOKING AT TIMES THE OBSTRUCTION OR HAZARD OCCUR. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PROVIDE THAT AS A DIFFERENT MODEL AND NEEDING TO UNDERSTAND THE CHANGE BEHIND THOSE. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD ANYTHING? >>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK THESE ADDITIONS HELP ADDRESS SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM FOLKS AS THE NAVIGATION TEAM HAS SHIFTED ITS FOCUS AWAY FROM DOING 72 HOUR PRIOR NOTICE ENCAMPMENT REMOVALS, THAT ONLY HAVE PRIOR NOTICE BUT ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO INDIVIDUALS, TO ALTERNATIVES TO THEIR CURRENT OUTDOOR LIVING SITUATION. THE SHIFT TO WHAT ARE CALLED, OR REFERRED TO AS OBSTRUCTION REMOVALS. THE REQUEST FOR THE CHANGE TO THOSE OBSTRUCTION REMOVALS IS THAT WE AS POLICYMAKERS, AS WE VOTE ON BUDGETS THAT INCLUDE FUNDING FOR THE NAVIGATION TEAM, FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THOSE OBSTRUCTION REMOVALS ARE. ARE THEY SIMPLY ABOUT REMOVING PEOPLE, OR ARE WE AS POLICYMAKERS TO HAVE EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW THOSE REMOVALS IMPACT PEOPLE? AS IT STANDS NOW, IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT THE FOLKS THAT ARE DOING THE OBSTRUCTION ENCAMPMENT REMOVALS ARE IN A WAY THAT IS CONSISTENT CONTACTING THE NAVIGATION TEAM. AND LINKING PEOPLE TO SERVICES. IF THAT IS NOT HAPPENING, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IT. WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER OR NOT THE INTENT IS TO CONNECT THOSE FOLKS. IF IT IS NOT, I THINK THIS COUNSEL NEEDS TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THAT ALIGNS WITH OUR VALUES AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY TO TRY TO HELP PEOPLE AS WE ALSO MAKE PLACES SAFER. SO, THAT IS THE INTENT OF THE ADDITIONS IN THIS NEW VERSION OF THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. I ALSO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT I AM ASKING THE EXECUTIVE TO RESPOND TO THE COUNCIL ON HOW IT IS EXACTLY, THEY ARE DEFINING OBSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATES TO OBSTRUCTIONS IN PARKS. IT IS UNCLEAR BY READING THE DEFINITION WHETHER OR NOT AN ENCAMPMENT IN A PARK IS AUTOMATICALLY AN OBSTRUCTION. AND, IN BEING CALLED AN OBSTRUCTION THE PEOPLE LIVING AT THAT LOCATION DO NOT GET 72 HOURS NOTICE. DO NOT GET ACCESS TO RESOURCES. OR, WHETHER OR NOT FOR IT TO BE CALLED AN OBSTRUCTION IN A PARK ACTUALLY HAS TO BE INTERFERING WITH PARK USE, LIKE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PLAYGROUND? ON ONE HAND, I CAN UNDERSTAND THE DECISION TO REMOVE AN ENCAMPMENT WITHIN A PARK WITHOUT PROPER NOTICE IF IT IS ACTUALLY INTERFERING WITH THE LEGITIMATE USE OF A PART OF THE PROPERTY THAT IS PROGRAMMED FOR USE. BUT, IF IT IS NOT HAVING THAT SORT OF AN INTERFERENCE WITH THE USE OF THE PARK, THEN I THINK THOSE ENCAMPMENTS SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE 72 HOUR PRIOR NOTICE, AND ENGAGEMENT WITH THE NAV TEAM, WHICH IS NOT CLEAR THAT IS HAPPENING ON AN ONGOING BASIS. THAT IS THE OTHER PART WE ARE TRYING TO GET AT HERE. ONE OF THE OTHER ITEMS RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO OUR CENTRAL STAFF’S REQUEST, AS WELL AS THE CITY AUDITORS REQUEST TO ATTEND MEETINGS THAT THE EXECUTIVE COORDINATES. I HAVE BEEN VERY INTERESTED IN PROMOTING A RECOMMENDATION OF THE CITY AUDITOR, THAT THE CITY’S APPROACH TOWARDS ADDRESSING OUTDOOR ENCAMPMENTS REPLICATE A MODEL USED BY OTHER CITIES. IT COULD BE AN INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM. IT IS A WAY OF COORDINATING THE ACTIONS OF MANY DEPARTMENTS ON AND GOING BASIS. WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO GET HSD IN THE EXECUTIVE TO ALLOW OUR CENTRAL STAFF AND THE CITY AUDITOR TO SIT IN ON THE MEETINGS THEY DO HAVE, SO WE CAN COMPARE THE ELEMENTS OF AN ICS SYSTEM TO WHAT IT IS THE CITY IS DOING. AND SEE WHETHER OR NOT IT CONFORMS WITH THAT KIND OF A RESPONSE. THE EXECUTIVE HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO HAVING CENTRAL STAFF AND THE AUDITOR PARTICIPATE IN THOSE MEETINGS. INSTEAD, WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR IS INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT OCCURS IN THOSE MEETINGS. AGENDAS, DATES, AND MEETINGS AND MEETINGS WITH MINUTES. THAT WILL GIVE US SOMETHING WE CAN ANALYZE ABOUT HOW THOSE MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD AND WHETHER OR NOT THOSE MEETINGS INCLUDE ELEMENTS OF THE SORT OF BEST PRACTICES, INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM APPROACH. AND LASTLY, I WANT TO NOTE THAT COUNCILMEMBERS MAY RECALL THAT IN PREVIOUS YEARS, I THINK THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS NOW, WE HAVE BEEN GETTING A WEEKLY REPORT FROM HSD ABOUT ENCAMPMENT REMOVALS THAT ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK. BECAUSE WE ARE REQUIRING THAT INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED AS PART OF THESE QUARTERLY REPORTS, WE DO NOT HAVE A PROVISO FOR 2020, FOR THE WEEKLY REPORTS. ON ONE HAND, WE MIGHT BE ADDING SOME THINGS TO THESE QUARTERLY REPORTS, BUT WE ARE REDUCING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RED EAKLY REPORTS. >>OKAY. FOR THE COMMENTS? THOSE –>>[ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO- SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ]. THANK YOU. LOOKING AT THE CLOCK, WE ARE ON ITEM NUMBER 12 AND WE HAVE 44. SO, WE ARE GOING TO PLAN TO GO AS LONG AS YOU WANT AND TAKE A BREAK. >>I HAD A QUESTION ON 11. REGARDING THE SPONSOR ISSUE. THANKS FOR PUTTING THIS WORK TOGETHER COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW THIS IS VERY GRANULAR. I THINK INTENTIONALLY SO. CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW YOU CAME UP WITH ALL OF THIS INFORMATION? IS IT FROM YOUR OFFICE ARE WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE?>>SURE. THIS IS BASICALLY A REPLICATION OF A PROVISO THIS COUNSEL, WITH THE ADDITION OF ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT I MENTIONED TODAY, AND A FEW ADDITIONAL ITEMS JEFF MENTIONED LAST TIME WE MET. IT IS BASICALLY REPLICATION OF THE PROVISO THAT THIS COUNSEL PAST IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET PROCESS. AND THE STRUCTURE COMES FROM THE CITY AUDITORS QUARTERLY REPORTS THAT RELATE TO THE THEORY OF CHANGE FOR THE NAVIGATION TEAM. SO, THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS DEVELOPED A THEORY OF CHANGE. AND, WE HAVE REQUIRED THAT THE EXECUTIVE MAKE REPORTS ON HOW THEY ARE FULFILLING THE COMPONENTS OF THE THEORY OF CHANGE. IT IS VERY SIMILAR TO REQUIRING OUTCOMES FOR ANY OTHER HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HOMELESSNESS QUESTION. >>A VERY SIMPLE QUESTION. I HEAR YOU SAY IT CAME FROM THE AUDITOR’S REPORT AND IS SIMILARLY DESCRIBED IN THE FORMER PROVISO. BUT, THEN YOU ADDED MORE. AND THE PART YOU ADDED FOR THE CLARIFICATION WHERE THE PARTS COULD BE USED IN ACTIVE AREAS.>>CORRECT.>>IF I COULD ADD TO THAT, AS WELL. IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE ITEMS THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED EVERY QUARTER, THERE IS A RATHER LONG LIST. AS YOU KNOW, THEY ARE RATHER GRANULAR. EACH ITEM WAS EITHER PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED IN THE PROVISO, OR THEY ARE ITEMS THAT HSD HAS RECENTLY BEGUN TO PROVIDE TO US, MOST PARTICULARLY LOOKING AT THE RATES IN WHICH INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE REFERRED TO A SHELTER ARRIVE AT THE SHELTER. AND THE FREQUENCY IN WHICH A COMMUNITY POLICE TEAM OFFICER ENGAGES WITH THE NAVIGATION TEAM TO PROVIDE SERVICES. THAT IS WHERE I SAID THAT SOME OF THESE MIGHT NEED AND WANT SING. THESE GENERALLY SPEAKING, ARE ITEMS WE HAVE ALREADY ADDED, WE HAVE EITHER HAD OR WOULD BE ITEMS WE ARE RECEIVING. >>I DON’T MEAN TO BE BRUSHY, BUT IT WAS JUST A SIMPLE QUESTION. YOU KEEP PUNCHING ON IT. >>THE REASON IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A SIMPLE QUESTION TO ME, IS THAT IT IS TWO YEARS OF WORK THAT I HAVE BEEN DOING ON AN ONGOING BASIS. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. I RECOGNIZED A LOT OF IT FROM PREVIOUS WORK. I WAS TRYING TO DECIPHER WHAT YOU WERE SPEAKING WHAT IS NEW, BECAUSE OF THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS WE PUT IN PLACE. WE ARE GOOD. THANK YOU. >>ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? SO, WE ALREADY VOTED ON THIS ITEM.>>ITEM NUMBER 12 IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT REQUESTING A REPORT ON GOOD NEIGHBOR AGREEMENTS WITH HSD CONTRACTORS. IT WOULD FOCUS ON CONTRACTORS LOCATED IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE OR CRITICAL AREAS UNDER THE CITY’S BROADER WASTEWATER PROMISE. AND LOOKING INTO THEIR WILLINGNESS, POTENTIAL BARRIERS AND POTENTIAL SAVINGS THAT COULD BE ACHIEVED BY HAVING THOSE AGENCIES ENTER INTO A GOOD NEIGHBOR AGREEMENT, WHICH IS WHERE THE AGENCY WOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PICKING UP TRASH AND WASTE WITHIN A CERTAIN DISTANCE OF THEIR FACILITY. THIS IS PUT FORWARD BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU. AS JEFF MENTIONED, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR AGREEMENT WOULD STIPULATE THE CONTRACTED AGENCIES WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITY IN IDENTIFYING A LOCATION IN NEED FOR TRASH AND WASTE REMOVAL WITHIN A CERTAIN DISTANCE OF THEIR FACILITY AND MAINTAIN OVERALL CLEANLINESS. THIS IS MODELED AFTER PROGRAMS IN PORTLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, AND VANCOUVER THAT HAVE THESE SORT OF GOOD NEIGHBOR AGREEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE PROVIDER SPECIFICALLY, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT HSD AND PUBLIC UTILITIES ARE FOCUSING ON AREAS NEAR WATERWAYS CRITICAL TO PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION AND WATER QUALITY. WE HAVE HEARD MORE, AND I THINK WE WILL BE HEARING STILL MORE SOON ABOUT THE IMPACT OF OUTDOOR ENCAMPMENTS ON THE QUALITY OF OUR WATERWAYS. SO, WE NEED TO BE REALLY CREATIVE IN HOW WE DEAL WITH IT. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL BURDEN ON TO CONTRACTED AGENCIES. IT IS INTENDED TO USE A MODEL THAT OTHER CITIES STRUGGLING WITH THE SAME THINGS WE ARE STRUGGLING WITH ARE USING. BUT, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE THINK OF THIS AS A PARTNERSHIP, WHEREAS WE ARE LOOKING AT CONTRACTED AGENCIES PERHAPS DOING ADOPT AN AREA APPROACH IN THE COLLECTION OF GARBAGE. THAT WE LOOK AT SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AS A PARTNER IN NOT CHARGING THOSE AGENCIES FOR THE REFUSE THEY COLLECT. AND THAT SHOULD BE A COST, IF WE FIND OUT THERE IS A COST AFTER THE STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT WITH GARBAGE COLLECTION, THAT IT IS BORNE BY SPU. THAT IS WHERE THE CITY HAS TWO WORK WITH THE CONTRACTED AGENCIES TO MAKE SURE WE ARE FOOTING THE BILL.>>OKAY. FURTHER COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] ITEM NUMBER 13, AND THIS IS ALSO A COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD RECOMMENDATION. >>THIS REQUEST A REPORT EXAMINING OR EXPLORING NEEDLE COLLECTION BY AGENCIES THAT ARE CONTRACTED CURRENTLY TO PROVIDE HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES AND TO HAVE A REPORT DUE BY JANUARY 31 TO THE COUNCIL IS PUT FORWARD BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>COMMENTS? >>YES, THANK YOU. AGAIN, WE ARE LOOKING AT WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN EXPLORE AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACTED AGENCIES THAT DO HOMELESS OUTREACH TO INCLUDE NEEDLE COLLECTION. WE KNOW WE HAVE AN UNMET NEED TO COLLECT MORE NEEDLES. SPU DOES A GREAT JOB AND COLLECTS THEM WITHIN 24 HOURS. WE NEED TO BE MORE PROACTIVE. CITIES SUCH AS BOSTON AND SAN FRANCISCO HAVE DEDICATED TEAMS OF 10-15 EMPLOYEES THAT PROACTIVELY COLLECT DISCARDED NEEDLES. AGAIN, THIS IS AN ITEM THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE HEARING MORE ABOUT IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS. AND, WITH THIS STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT I AM TRYING TO BE PROACTIVE IN ADVANCE OF SOME RECOMMENDATIONS THAT I AM ANTICIPATING WILL BE RELATED TO NEEDLE COLLECTION.>>FURTHER COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] >>ITEM NUMBER 14’S PRIMARY SPONSOR IS COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . >> THIS IS A COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION WHICH WOULD IMPOSE A PROVISO ON HSD’S UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM FUNDS. AS YOU RECALL THE PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET INCLUDED $169,000 AND TWO FTE TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM. THIS WOULD IMPOSE A PROVISO ON HALF OF THE MONEY. THE HALF THAT WOULD BE TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR AND REQUIRE THAT HSD SUBMIT A REPORT TO COUNSEL DEMONSTRATING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DEDICATED SERVICE PROVIDER LINE AND A WARM HAND OFF PROCESS FOR INCOMING CALLS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FUNDS ARE RELEASED IN JULY 2020. AGAIN, THAT IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . >> THIS REALLY BUILDS OFF THE INFORMATION WE HAVE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE ARE WORKING TO MAKE SURE THEIR CLIENTS ARE ABLE TO ACCESS THE UPD CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE. DIVIDERS ARE REPORTING REALLY LONG WAIT TIMES. THE IDEA IS THAT A DEDICATED LINE AND WARM HAND OFF WOULD ASSIST IN THE ENROLLMENT OF NEW UPD CUSTOMERS IN THE USE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS TIMES. THE PROGRAM ITSELF IS AVAILABLE TO BOTH SEATTLE CITY LIGHT IN SEATTLE UTILITY PUBLIC CUSTOMERS. THOUGH IT IS A GENEROUS, LOW INCOME UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, IT IS VERY, VERY UNDERUTILIZED. WE NOTE LARGE UTILITY BILLS ARE A FACTOR FOR HOUSEL STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET AS SEATTLE BECOMES INCREASINGLY UNAFFORDABLE. AND, WE NEED TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO REMOVE BARRIERS. THAT SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ASSISTING THEIR CLIENTS, AS WELL AS REPAIRS THEMSELVES IN ACCESSING THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM. SO, THIS WARM HAND OFF APPROACH, I THINK WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL. I AM EXCITED TO HEAR FROM THE EXECUTIVE ON HOW TO IMPLEMENT IT. >>GOOD. THANK YOU. OTHER COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] OKAY. VERY GOOD. ITEM 15 IS LEGAL SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS. I BELIEVE THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER TRAN 12. AMY?>>ITEM 15 IS COUNCIL BUDGET ITEM THAT WOULD ADD $186,300 FOR LEGAL SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVOR. TO FUND THIS IT WOULD CUT $186,300 FROM SPD FOR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION INITIATIVES. IT IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER TRAN 12.>>VERY GOOD. CANCEL MEMBER SAWANT? >>THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS BEEN ADVOCATED FOR BY THE SEATTLE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION. WE KNOW SEXUAL SURVIVORS GET CAUGHT IN COMPLICATED LEGAL SITUATIONS AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM INVESTIGATES AND/OR PROSECUTE THE ASSAULTS. WHICH MEANS THERE IS A NEED FOR DEFENDING THE SURVIVORS PRIVACY DURING INVESTIGATIONS. AND FOR DEFENDING SURVIVORS WORKPLACE IF IT HAPPENS AT WORK. AND SOMETIMES AT SCHOOL. THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT WOULD FUND LEGAL SUPPORT THAT IS SINGLE-MINDEDLY FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING THE NEEDS AND WISHES OF THE SURVIVORS. THERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS CONTRACTED WITH THE YWCA FOR SIMILAR WORK, BUT JUST TO CLARIFY, THAT MONEY FUNDS CASEWORKERS ON LEGAL MATTERS, BUT NOT ACTUALLY A LAWYER. THIS WOULD FUND AN ACTUAL ATTORNEY. AS FAR AS WHERE THE FUNDS WOULD COME FROM, IT WOULD BE CUT FROM THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. NOTHING NEW FROM BEFORE, AND I DON’T NEED TO HAVE REPEAT THAT DISCUSSION AND DEBATE, BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME SOURCE OF FUNDS.>>OKAY. COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] OKAY, ITEM 16. >>THE AGENDA ITEM 16 IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO THAT WAS DISCUSSED PREVIOUSLY. IT IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT REQUESTS THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSESS THE TYPES OF STRATEGIES AND AMOUNT OF FUNDING THAT WOULD BE NEEDED TO SUPPORT RESIDENTS EXPERIENCING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT IN THE EVENT OF A RECESSION. >>OKAY, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO WOULD LIKE TO ADD ANYTHING? SHE DID A GOOD JOB.>>I JUST WANT TO PROVIDE QUICKLY AGAIN, DIRECTOR BOBBY LEE WHEN HE CAME HERE HE MENTIONED HOW DURING RECESSIONS, WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE MOST IMPACTED. THAT IS THE TIME WHEN IT CAN BE USED FOR PEOPLE TO START BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. SO, I WANTED TO AVAILABLE WITHIN OED OR WHAT THE CITY CAN DO AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE HEADLINES IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL HERE IN SEATTLE. HOPE WE CAN LEVERAGE THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR NEXT YEAR TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT MORE WE CAN DO.>>ANY OTHER COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] ALL RIGHT, ITEM NUMBER 17.>> ITEM NUMBER 17 IS CANCELED BUDGET SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. THIS WAS A PROVISO THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED AS WELL. THIS WOULD IMPOSE A PROVISO ON FUNDING FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY POLL POLICY ADVISOR POSITION IN THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THIS PROPOSAL IS SLIGHTLY AMENDED BASED ON THE CHAIRS INITIAL BALANCING PACKAGE, WHICH CONTAINED CANCEL BUT JILL ACTION WHICH CUT $65,000 RELATED TO THIS POSITION EFFECTIVELY DELAYING THE HIGHER OF THAT POSITION UNTIL ABOUT JUNE 1. THAT IS THE KEY AMENDMENT HERE.>>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU. I THINK THE PROPOSAL IN THE CHAIRS BALANCING PACKAGE, AND THIS PROPOSAL WORK REALLY WELL TOGETHER. MY INITIAL PROPOSAL WAS THE FUNDING. I THINK THE RECOGNITION THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS NOT GOING TO BE HIRING FOR THIS POSITION ON HIRING FIRST ALLOWS FOR ADDITIONAL TIME FOR THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO MEET THE TERMS OF THE PROVISO AND ENGAGE IN THE FILM AND MUSIC INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS AS IT DEVELOPS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE NEW EDITION. >>GOOD. FURTHER COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] ITEM 19? >>ITEM NUMBER 18 IS OED AND IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. THIS WOULD REQUEST THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROVIDE A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DEDICATED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM TO BE FUNDED BY 12% CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.>> COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU. THIS REQUESTS A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DEDICATED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM TO BE FUNDED BY A 1% CONTRIBUTION FROM CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS. THIS WOULD BE FOR THE LARGE DEPARTMENT THAT BUILDS THINGS. ELEMENTS OF OED’S INCLUSIVE ECONOMY AGENDA INCLUDE A SMALL BUSINESS STABILIZATION FUND AND CONSTRUCTION MITIGATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS. I HAVE MET SEVERAL TIMES WITH BUSINESSES IN THE LITTLE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD IN WEST SEATTLE ABOUT THE AVALON ROADWAY PROJECT AND IS AN EARLIER EXAMPLE OF A LARGE CITY CAPITAL PROJECT THAT HAD IMPACTS. WE HAD ONE WHERE OED WAS ABLE TO CREATE A STABILIZATION FUND. SIMILARLY, WE ARE HAVING SIMILAR CONVERSATIONS WITH THE BUSINESS OWNERS AND HAVE BEEN HAVING SIMILAR CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS OWNERS. WHAT THIS ACTION DOES IS RECOGNIZE THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS INTERESTED IN REPLICATING A MITIGATION FUND THAT THEY HAVE USED SUCCESSFULLY IN THE PAST BEFORE. AND, OED HAS IDENTIFIED THIS AS AN IMPORTANT BIG IDEA ITEM THAT THEY WANT TO PURSUE IN 2020. IT JUST MAKES SURE THEY ARE WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE COUNCIL AS THEY WORK TO DEVELOP THAT IMPORTANT BIG IDEA AND TO HELP OUR SMALL BUSINESSES. >>GOOD. OTHER COMMENTS? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] ITEM NUMBER 19. AND THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >>ITEM NUMBER 19 IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT WOULD REQUEST THE OFFICER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE CONVENE A SEARCH COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIRING OED’S NEW CREATIVE INDUSTRY DIRECTOR, WHICH IS A POSITION THAT IS CURRENTLY VACANT.>> THIS STATEMENT REQUESTS THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTUALLY WORKS WITH THE WORKERS AND UNIONS IN THE FILM AND MUSIC INDUSTRY WHEN SELECTING A DIRECTOR FOR THE CITY DEPARTMENT THAT IS IN CHARGE OF SUPPORTING THOSE INDUSTRIES. ORDINARILY, THIS SHOULD NOT BE CONTROVERSIAL, UNFORTUNATELY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO PUNISH THE WORKERS AND UNIONS IN THE INDUSTRY FOR DARING TO CRITICIZE HER. FOR THE BENEFIT OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, WHAT I SHARED WITH MY COLLEAGUES IS A COPY OF THE EDITORIAL PUBLISHED IN THE STRANGER YESTERDAY. THE FILM AND MUSIC COALITION INCLUDES LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING UNIONS. STUDIO MECHANICS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD, TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174, MOTION PICTURE AND THEATRICAL TRADE DIVISIONS, THE DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA, AFM LOCAL 76 493 AND THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONY GUILD. IT IS A COALITION OF THE UNIONS THAT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF THE FILM AND MUSIC INDUSTRY WORKERS. AND, IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE HAS TAKEN THE POSITION THAT THEY HAVE TAKEN IN A LETTER THAT WAS SENT BY FILM AND MUSIC. THE OFFICE OF IT IS CLEAR THEY ARE EXTREMELY ANGRY ABOUT THIS PUBLIC EDITORIAL THAT THE COALITION OF UNIONS HAS WRITTEN. THEY SAY THAT THEY REALLY NO LONGER WELCOME THE PARTICIPATION OF THE FILM AND MUSIC COALITION FOR DECISIONS LIKE THIS ONE. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO THE COUNCIL TO SAY THAT IT IS A REASONABLE DEMAND FOR THE UNIONS TO HAVE. THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIRECTOR. SO, IT IS SIMPLY A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND MAKES THE REQUEST TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO WORK WITH THESE UNIONS, BECAUSE HIRING THIS DIRECTOR IS UNDER THE MAYOR’S PURVIEW. HOWEVER, IF THE EXECUTIVE REFUSES TO ACCEPT THIS, THEN WE WILL NEED TO CONTINUE TO ORGANIZE THEM.>>WE NEED TO INCLUDE THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY DIRECTOR. I NEED TO AT COLLEGE THE FACT THAT THE EXECUTIVE IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS THIS COUNCIL HAS ASKED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC, THE EXECUTIVE HAS RESPONDED THAT THEY WILL LEAD THAT ENTITY AS A DIVISION OF OED. THEY WILL LEAD ON THE INCLUSIVE PLAN. IT IS NOT CLEAR TO ME THAT IS A RESULT OF THE AD TO SEE THAT FOLKS HAVE BEEN DOING AROUND THIS ISSUE AND THE CONCERNS. THERE MAY BE A MISUNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT THE EXECUTIVES INTENT WAS. NEVERTHELESS, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOTE THAT THEY ARE NOT INTENDING TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC. >>ANY OTHER COMMENT? [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] VERY GOOD. COLLEAGUES, CAN I GET YOUR THOUGHTS FOR A FEW MINUTES. I WOULD PROPOSE THAT WE GO ON TO 12 COAL AND 30 AND HOPE WE CAN GET AT LEAST HALF WAY BEFORE WE BRIDGE AND TAKE A BREAK. SO, IF YOU ARE GAME I WILL SAY LET’S HOLD ON FOR ANOTHER HALF HOUR AND SEE IF WE CAN ACTUALLY GET THROUGH ITEM 27 AND THAT GETS US WAY PAST HALFWAY. >>ABSOLUTELY. I KNOW I WON’T HAVE SUPPORT ON THIS, BUT I WOULD ALSO SUPPORT POWERING THROUGH.>>IT DEPENDS. I THINK IT IS GOING TO TAKE US WAY LONGER. I THOUGHT WE WOULD BE DONE BY NOON TODAY. DISSLY, I WAS WRONG ON THAT. LET’S GO FOR ONE HALF HOUR AND SEE WHERE WE ARE. I KNOW CERTAIN PEOPLE NEED TO GET LUNCH.>>I JUST WAS WONDERING WHAT YOU WERE HOPING. >>REALLY. LET’S SEE HOW FAR WE CAN GO.>> ITEM NUMBER 20.>>THE NEXT ITEM IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. THIS ACTION WOULD ADD $67,000 OF ONE-TIME FUND BALANCE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE HOUSINGS FUNDING FOR HOMEBUYER COUNSELING FOR FUTURE HOMEOWNERS. THIS NUANCED IS DIFFERENT TO THE PRIOR CBA THAT WAS PROPOSED AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE COUNCIL IN THAT IT IS PROPOSING TO USE A FUND BALANCE IN THE OFFICE OF HOUSING VERSUS A GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION.>>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN? >>I WILL BE SHORT. WE TALKED ABOUT THE POWER THIS INVESTMENT HAS MADE. WE FUNDED THIS POSITION FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. THE GRANT FUNDING IN PREVIOUS YEARS LEAVES THE CURRENT PROVIDER OF THESE SERVICES WITHOUT THIS FUNDING. THAT PUTS THEM IN A TIGHT BIND WITH AFTER LAYOFF PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE TRYING TO DO THE EXACT TYPE OF OUTREACH TO FIND POTENTIAL HOMEOWNERS FOR THEIR PROJECT. SOMETHING THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH OUR COMMITMENT TO HOME OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. THIS ONE TIME WOULD ALLOW BRIDGE TO GET THROUGH THAT SELLING POINT AND ALLOW THEM TO FIND OTHER SOURCES TO FUND THIS IN AN ONGOING WAY. >>DID YOU TALK TO THE OFFICE OF HOUSING ABOUT IT? >>I HAVE NOT.>>COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF HAVE WE CONNECTED WITH THE OFFICE OF OF HOUSING?>>THEY KNOW ABOUT THIS. >>DO THEY HAVE UNFILLED POSITION AT OH RIGHT NOW? >>THEY DO NOT. BUT, THEY HAVE SOME RESOURCES THAT COULD BE USED ON A ONE- TIME BASIS FOR THIS EFFORT.>> THANK YOU. >>FOR THE COMMENTS? OKAY. [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] MOVING ON TO ITEM 21. THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . DOES ANYBODY HAVE SPEAKING POINTS? >>I DO. THANK YOU. THIS IS A DIFFERENT OPTION OF A PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED BUDGET ACTION. IT WOULD ADD 202,000 DOLLARS ONE TIME TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUND. IT WOULD CUT 100,000 GENERAL FUND ONE TIME FROM HIGH BARRIER PILOT SUPPORT AND TRANSFER $102,000 FINANCE GENERAL FUNDS ONE-TIME FROM THE UNRESTRICTED ACCUMULATIVE RESERVE FUND. I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT THERE IS MORE NUANCE TO THIS BUDGET ACTION THAN IS REFLECTED IN THE TITLE AND TEXT, WHICH INDICATES THAT THE 100,000 CUT FROM THE GENERAL FUND WOULD COME FROM THE HIGH BARRIER BASHAN PILOT SUPPORT, BUT THE INTENT OF THE BUDGET ACTION IS TO CUT IT FROM THE PROBATION CASE CONFERENCES RAPID REENTRY PILOTS, AND THAT WILL BE CORRECTED MOVING FORWARD.>> OKAY, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS ALMOST AD NAUSEA AT THIS POINT, SO I DON’T NEED TO GO INTO X CHRISTIE AIDING DETAILS HERE. SO, THIS IS A BUDGET PRIORITY ON BEHALF OF OUR OTHER COUNCILMEMBER. THE CITY COUNCIL HAS ADDED FIVE NEW CITY LEVEL LABOR LAWS THAT REQUIRE OUTREACH AND EDUCATION. THE WORKERS THESE LAWS AND TO REACH ARE PROPORTIONATELY HARD TO REACH WOMEN AND USE OF COLOR AND LOW INCOME PEOPLE AND MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. SHE ORIGINALLY REQUESTED $1 MILLION IN INCREASED OUTREACH FUNDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO OUTREACH ORGANIZATIONS IN THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS WITH THE BULK OF FUNDING GOING TO COMMUNITY OUTREACH. THIS NEW BALANCED REQUESTED $202,000 FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH ONLY COMES FROM TWO STREAMS. ONE THE UNRESTRICTED ACCUMULATIVE RESERVE FUND AND BALANCE AND TWO, SAVINGS FROM PROVISOS ON NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEASURES. I UNDERSTAND SHE SPOKE WITH THE CITY BUDGETS OFFICE ABOUT THE IMBALANCE. AND APPARENTLY THEY EXPRESSED THEY DON’T HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE USAGE OF THOSE FUNDS FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROVISO ASKS FOR NEW AND MORE INFORMATION BY THE END OF FIRST QUARTER 2020. THERE PROVISOS INCLUDE INFORMATION IN THE BALANCED PACKAGE. THEY ARE NOT REFLECTED IN THE BUDGET PROPOSALS YET. I THINK THAT IS WHAT KARINA IS REFERRING TO. AND SINCE THOSE ARE MY PROVISOS, I WOULD LIKE TO EDITORIALIZE AND SAY I WOULD LIKE TO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THAT BEFORE NEXT WEEK. AT ANY EVENT, I THINK THE SPIRIT OF COUNCIL MEMBERS MOSQUEDA IS CLEAR HERE AND IT HAS BEEN DOWNSIZED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE ORIGINAL $1,000,202.>>THANK YOU FOR THAT. [ THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ] >>AGENDA ITEM WOULD CUT 2.3 MILLION ONE-TIME SWEETENED BEVERAGE TACK FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS RELATED TO THE P PATCH PROGRAM AND REDIRECTED TO PRIORITIES IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE SUITE AND BEVERAGE TAX. IN THE CHAIRS INITIALLY BALANCING PACKAGE, THAT ACTUALLY CUTS 2.5 MILLION SBT FROM THE P PATCH PROGRAM. SO, THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. SO, THIS PROPOSES AN ALTERNATIVE TO THAT BUDGET ACTION THAT IS ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL BALANCING PACKAGE. THE KEY NUANCE IS THAT WHEREAS THE CURRENT OSC TO BE IS INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL BALANCING PACKAGE LEAVES 500,000 IN DEPARTMENT NEIGHBORHOODS BUDGET FOR THE P PATCH, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD WOULD PROPOSE 700 AND $25,000 OTHERWISE, THE SPENDING PRIORITIES OF THE SAME. >>I NEED TO AMEND THIS ONE MORE TIME. THE ONE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IN COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S PROPOSAL, THERE WOULD BE $225,000 ALLOCATED ONE-TIME FOR THE FRESH BOX VOUCHERS. SO, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S PROPOSAL WOULD TAKE THAT ONE- TIME FUNDING AND SHIFT IT OVER TO P PATCHES.>>THANK >>IN FOLLOW-UP FROM OUR LAST DISCUSSION, WHERE I EXPRESSED A HOPE OF HOPE WHERE WE COULD MAINTAIN SOME OF THE DOLLARS, ASSOCIATED WITH THE P-PATCH PROGRAM AND IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET. AND I AGREEMENT FROM THE ORIGINAL SPONSOR COMES FROM O’BRIEN. THAT IT SEEMED APPROPRIATE TO FIND SOME MIDDLE GROUND WITH AN UNDERSTANDING. WITH LOW-INCOME TENANTS AND PARTICULARLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS FOOD VULNERABLE. THERE IS A HIGH RETURN FOR PEOPLE IN THAT DEMOGRAPHIC. AND THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE MONFROM REDIRECTING FRESH BOX IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL, THE FUNDING FOR THAT, THAT IS — THEY’RE ONE-TIME DOLLARS. AND THE P-PATCH ALSO WOULD BE ONE-TIME DOLLARS. WHEREAS THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR FRESH BOX IS THAT IT MIGHT CREATE AN EXPECTATION THAT THE CITY CAN’T MEET EVERY YEAR. FROM THE COUNCIL, AND I AGREE, WE NEED TO PRIORITIZE PEA PATCH FUNDING. AREAS WHERE ALL THREE FACTORS, LOW INCOME, LONGER TRY TIMES TO HEALTHY FOOD RETAIL OUTLETS. HEALTHY FOOD AND UNHEALTHY FOOD NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THE HEALTHY FOOD IS HERE. >>UNHEALTHY FOOD. >>UNHEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS PERHAPS, ARE PRESENT. >>AGAIN, THE BUDGET ACTION DIRECTS THE DOLLARS FOR P-PATCH FUNDING TO ONLY THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE P PATCHES ARE SERVING FOLKS WHO NEED FACTORS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, ARE YOU DOWN THERE? >>YES. >>WOULD YOU SPEAK. >>IT DOESN’T WORK. I THINK I GOT HER ON THIS ONE. SO I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER HER BOLD BECAUSE — HERBOLD BECAUSE THIS IS A GREAT ADDITION TO THE MONEY IN THE PROJECTS IN OUR CITY AREA AS WELL. NUMBER 5 ON HERE. ONE OF THE PRIORITIES LISTED AS $100,000 TO DEAL. TO PROVIDE DIAPERS TO FAMILIES WHO LACK ANG ACCESS TO DIAPERS IS A AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE DIAPERS TO THOSE WHO NEED IT IT. AND I KNOW NOT ALL OF THEM. BUT WE HAVE THE BABY CLOSET AND THE TWO THINGS THAT ARE GONE IMMEDIATELY ARE DIAPERS AND FORMULA. THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>I TENTATIVELY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS. I APPRECIATE COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S WORK. TO CREATE THIS THREAD IN THIS. I’M WAITING TO HEAR THE FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD. BUT I THINK A FEW OF THEM HAVE SEEN THE ADVISORY DISCUSSIONS. I WANT I WILL SHARE BACK IF I DON’T HEAR FROM THEM DIRECTLY. I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT AGAIN WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD SAID. I BELIEVE IN THE PROVISO, THAT SAYS IN THE DEPARTMENT. BUDGET NEIGHBORHOODS. 725,000 OF IT WAS, OF THE APPROPRIATION FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FOR PEA PATCH GARDENS. AS PRESENTED IN THE HEALTHY FOOD AVAILABILITY. AND FOOD BANK NETWORK PUBLISHED REPORT AND GOES ON. THIS IS SOMETHING I DON’T BELIEVE WE HAD DISCUSSED IN OUR PREVIOUS MEETING. BALANCING PACKAGE. BUT I THINK THIS WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO THE FOLKS ON THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD OF THE SWEET AND BEVERAGE TAX. BECAUSE IT REALLY FOCUSED ON THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS MOST IN NEED, WITHIN THE PEA PATCH PROGRAM. >>I DO WANT TO MENTION THE FRESH BUCKS PROGRAM IS A NEW PROGRAM. I DON’T SHARE THE CONCERN ABOUT THE MONEY. IT GIVES PEOPLE VOUCHERS TO PEOPLE SO THEY CAN GET ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD. TO SAY NAWE’RE NOT THAT WE’RE NOT GOING TO GIVE THEM ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS THIS YEAR BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW IF WE HAVE IT AVAILABLE NEXT YEAR, I THINK IF WE HELP THEM THIS YEAR AND WE CAN’T DO IT NEXT YEAR, IT’S STILL A GOOD THING. THERE IS A TREATMENT IN THE FRESH BUCKS PROGRAM IN THE MAYOR’S OUTLINING BUDGET. AND IF THE COMMUNITY SEES THIS BALANCE BOARD OF INVESTMENTS, I WILL CERTAINLY, TOO, THINK HIGHLY OF IT. >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>SO I THINK THERE ARE GENERALLY SOME REALLY GOOD THINGS IN HERE. AND I’M OPEN TO GETTING MORE MONEY IN THE PEA PATCH FUND. HOWEVER, I HAVE CONCERNS FOR TWO REASONS. ONE, MY OFS OFFICE HAS REACHED OUT TO FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD. AND THE FEEDBACK WE’VE GOTTEN. THIS WOULD NOT BE IN THEIR BEST — THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THEY WOULD DESIRE IN TERMS OF TRYING TO INCREASE MONEY FOR PEA PATCH. MORE SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF AS I MENTIONED LAST TIME, HERE’S THE HEADLINE FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. UNVEILS MORE CUTS TO THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM. THE FRESH BUCKS PROGRAM PROVIDING DIRECT ACCESS TO FOOD RIGHT NOW. AND I THINK FAMILIES NEED THAT ACCESS IMMEDIATELY. SO WHILE I’M OPEN, I DON’T THINK THAT THIS IS IT. >>OKAY. THANK YOU. >>SO I WILL — LET’S ALL SHARE IN THE INFORMATION WE GET FROM THE CAB. AND SO THAT YOU CAN. I’LL GET CLEAR IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, IN WHAT MY FIRM POSITION IN ON IS — IS ON THIS. >>AND I WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ABOUT AN ORGANIZATION CALLED GREEN SEPARATE SPECIAL, WHICH I JUST HEARD ABOUT WHICH IS BOTH EDUCATION AND FRESH FOOD. I’D LIKE TO SEE WHAT THE CAB HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT. OKAY. ANY OTHER COMMENTS HERE? >>THIS IS ITEM NUMBER 22. THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. >>I HAVE MY TENTATIVE ONE HERE. HOWEVER YOU GUYS THE TO MARK THAT ONE. >>THAT’S OKAY. I LIKE IT. >>>OKAY. NEXT ITEM IS 23 FOR UPDATES TO GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS. I BELIEVE THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>CORRECT. KETO FREEMAN: COUNCILMEMBER STAFF WOULD PROVIDE A PROVISO. TO PROPOSE DEVELOPING THE GREEN STANDARDS. IT WOULD INCLUDE A RECOMMENDATION, RELATED TO INCENTIVES FOR USING CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER. THERE IS A SLIGHT MODIFICATION TO THE PROVISO IN THIS BUDGET ACTION, COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS BUDGET ACTION SPECIFICALLY. IT WOULD PROVIDE A LIMITATION ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT, AS OPPOSED TO JUST ONE BSL AND SDI, AND THAT’S IN RECOGNITION OF THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE MORE TO THE DEPARTMENT. >>DO YOU WANT TO ADD? >>I’LL BE BRIEF. OUR GREEN STANDARDS HAVE BEEN IN NEED OF REVIEW AND UPDATE. THIS AMENDMENT, PROVISESO, HALF OF THIS, MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THEM. ALSO REQUESTS THAT SPECIFIC PIECE OF THAT REVIEW MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO INCENTIVIZE THE PROGRAM, USING TIMBER AND NEW CONSTRUCTION IN THE AREA THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN FAR BEHIND. AGAIN, CHAMPIONED BY GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE. HILLARY FRANZ AS WELL. >>GOOD. GOOD, GOOD. COMMENT. >>COUNCILMEMBER WARRANTS. >>I THINK CROSS LAND TIMBER HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE CARBON. AND WITH TIMBER IN THE REGION, ASSUMING IT’S HARVESTED WISELY, HAS A POTENTIAL TO BE A BOOST TO OUR ECONOMY AS WELL. THAT “WISELY” PART IS WHAT I’M CONCERNED WITH. WHAT IS THE SOURCE THAT WOULD BE USED FOR CROSS-LANDED TIMBER? FIC IS THE ONE THAT A LOT OF FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY REPRESENT. I REALIZE THAT THIS IS JUST ANALYZING REBUILDING STANDARDS AND I MAY BE INTERESTED IN ADDING AILTD LANGUAGE THAT TALKS ABOUT AT LEAST AN INTENT AS THE CITY MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS THAT THERE WOULD BE STANDARDS FROM FSC TIM BUYER LAND. — TIMBERLAND. >>FURTHER COMMENTS? >>WE CAN EXCHANGE NOTES. >>THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR AND ITEM NUMBER 23. RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. ITEM NUMBER 24. THIS IS THE REQUEST FROM COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>ITEM NUMBER 24 IS A SLY SPONSOR BY COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, WHICH REQUESTS THAT THEY DEVELOP TO PROPOSE TO COUNCIL THAT WOULD PROPOSE POLICY CHANGES. THOSE WOULD LIMIT PRODUCTION OF NEW FOSSIL FUEL AND STORAGE FACILITIES. THE SLIDE IS CONSISTENT WITH COUNCIL DIRECTION. AND RESOLUTION 38196. WHICH IS THE ANNUAL DOCKETING RESOLUTIONS. WHICH HAS PLAN CONSIDERATIONS OF POLICIES. THAT WOULD LIMIT NEW FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTIONS. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN? >>THIS IS, AS KETO MENTIONED, THIS FOLLOWS ON THE ACTION WE ALREADY TOOK IN THE DOCKETING PROCESS FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. AND REITERATES THAT WE WANT TO SEE THIS HAPPEN THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH SOME OF THE COUNTY WORKS THAT IS ALSO SITED IN THE PROTECTION AND STORAGE FACILITIES. SO I THINK THE INTENT I BELIEVE FROM OUR PREVIOUS IS THAT WE WILL REENFORCE THAT WE WANT TO SEE THAT DONE. >>FURTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME TO ITEM NUMBER 24, RAISE YOUR HAND. >>GOOD. >>ITEM 25 IS COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT’S. >>ITEM 25 IS COUNCIL BUDGET ITEM SDI6B1. WOULD ADD FOR RENTER ORGANIZER AND OUTREACH. THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN BUDGET ACTION THE COUNCIL PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED. AND THAT IT WOULD FUND THAT ORGANIZING AND OUTREACH THROUGH A REDUCTION AND INCENTIVIZING FOR SWORN OFFICER HIRING. THAT’S A REDUCTION OF $814,000 APPROPRIATION TO BUY $618,000. >>OKAY. COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >>THIS IS SOMETHING I BROUGHT EARLIER IN THE BUDGET COMMITTEE SESSIONS. THIS WOULD FUND CRUCIAL RENTAL ORGANIZING AND OUTREACH. AS WE KNOWLEDGE — KNOW ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THERE IS DEEP HOUSING CRISIS. AS IT HAS DRIVEN UP REPRESENTS. AND LED TO MASSIVE STABILITY FOR RENTERS. AND THIS WOULD FUND THE WORK OF — THE VARIOUS AREAS OF WORK. ONE AREA IS BUILDING RIGHTS FOR RENTERS. WHICH IS BEING DONE VERY EFFECTIVELY BY B SEATTLE WHERE THEY HAVE CARRIED OUT RENTERS RIGHTS BOOT CAMPS. AND MY OFFICE HAS COSPONSORED SEVERAL OF THEM. WE ALSO ARE SETTING ASIDE $200,000 FOR OPERATING A CALL LINE FOR RENTERS, WHICH PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN RENTERS BEING ABLE TO PUSH BACK AGAINST SOME OF THE EXPLOIT TIVE LANDLORDS. AND THIS WORK IS DONE REALLY WELL BY THE TENANTS UNION OF WASHINGTON STATE. AND ALSO FUNDS FOR LGBTQ ALLYSHIP, WHICH SPECIFICALLY ORGANIZES LGBTQ SENIORS WHO ARE RENTERS SO THEY CAN HAVE A VOICE IN THEIR AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING COMMUNITIES OR MARKETING COMMUNITIES. AND ALSO FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK, WHICH HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ADVOCATED FOR EVICTION REFORM. AND A LOT OF THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE IS ALSO DOOR-KNOCKING ON RENTERS AND HELPING THEM GET ORGANIZED, WHICH HAS BEEN A BACKBONE OF WASHINGTON’S WORK. WE KNOW THIS IS IMPORTANT. BECAUSE THERE A GIANT POWER IMBALANCE BETWEEN LANDLORDS AND RENTERS. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TAKE INTO COULD A LOT OF THESE ARE OWNED BY CORPORAE LANDLORDLESS. WHEN THEY GET ORGANIZED, THEY CAN HAVE INFLUENCE. WE GENERATE THE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THIS. I’M PROPOSING THAT WE REDUCE THE FUNDS OF THE MONEY THAT THE MAYOR HAS ALLOCATED TO THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR — I BELIEVE IT IS FOR — I BELIEVE IT IS LIARING BONUSES. >>THAT IS CORRECT. A REDUCED APPROPRIATION OF $814,000 FOR HIRING BONULLS FOR NEW RECRUITS AND LATERAL. >>JUST TO BE CLEAR. THESE ARE NOT WAGES FOR CURRENT POLICE OFFICERS. IT IS BONUSESES FOR NEW HIGH HIRES. AND I WOULD SAY THE REALITY IS HOUSING SECURITY. IF THAT IS ADDRESSED AND IF WE INCREASE HOUSING SECURITY, THAT WILL HAVE MORE EFFECTIVENESS THAN THROWING MORE MONEY AT POLICING. >>COMMENTS? >>THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD THAT NAME AS COSPONSOR TO ITEM 25, RAISE YOUR HAND. MOVING ONTO ITEM 26. >>THE INCREASE ACTION IS THE FINAL NEW ACTION OF SDCI. THIS WOULD PROVIDE LEGAL DEFENSE AND FUND THAT BY REDUCING THE APPROPRIATION FOR CONGESTION OUTREACH. THIS WOULD BE IN ADDITION TO THE $115,000 IN THE EVICTION LEGAL DEFENSE, WHICH WOULD BRING THE TOTAL APPROPRIATION TO APPROXIMATELY $535,000. WHICH IS SUFFICIENT TO FUND SIX TENANT RIGHTS ATTORNEYS. I WOULD ALSO REDUCE AN APPROPRIATION. FOR CONGESTION PRICING OUTREACH, BY $425,000. TO FUNNEL THE NEW AD. >>OKAY. >>PLEASE.>>GO AHEAD. >>GO AHEAD. ASK A QUESTION. >>I WANTED TO KNOW HOW MUCH IS LEFT IN THE BUDGET FOR THE CONGESTION PRICING OUTREACH. >>$400,000 WOULD BE CARRIED FORWARD TO DO THE OUTREACH SO $50,000 WOULD BE LEFT. >>I’M SORRY WHAT FIFTY? >>50. >>THAT IS TO THE MILLION DOLLARS FUNDING THAT THE COUNCIL ALLOCATED IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET. >>CALVIN CHILD CENTRAL STAFF. YES, THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR. >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT? >>SO LAST YEAR TO THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET ORGANIZING, WE ADVOCATED FOR THE CITIES TO FUND SIX FULL-TIME ATTORNEYS. IT’S NOT LIKE THEY HELPED THESE. THEY PREVENT THE EVICTIONS. ATTORNEYS FOR THOSE HELPING TO EVICT THOSE THROUGH THE HOUSING RENT PROJECT. THAT WOULD GO A HUGE WAY TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT TO A LAWYER. CITY FUNDED LAWYER. LAST YEAR, WE WERE ABLE TO FUND FOR ONE EVICTION ATTORNEY. BUT WHAT IS REMARKABLE IS EACH WITH THE LIMITED RESOURCES, THE HOUSING WAS ABLE TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE — DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN HOUSEHOLDS WHO WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR TENANCIES. AND NOT HAVE AN EVICTION ON THEIR RECORD. TO BE FAIR, THE LEGAL SUPPORT IS NOT THE ONLY FACTOR. AND AGAIN, THANKS TO ORGANIZING BY A GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZATION, WHICH WERE REALLY IMPORTANT AND WENT INTO EFFECT THIS SUMMER. AND SINCE ALL OF THIS HAPPENED AT THE SAME TIME, THE FIRST-EVER CITY-FUNDED EVICTION ATTORNEY AND CHANGES IN THE LAWS, ALL OF THAT HAPPENED IN THE SAME TIME. THERE IS NO WAY OR AT LEAST WE HAVEN’T DONE THAT STUDY TO ACCURATELY DIVIDE OUT WHAT PORTION OF RENTERS, WAS EXCLUSIVELY A RESULT OF THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION. WE KNOW THAT HAVING OR NOT HAVING LEGAL REPRESENTATION IS A MAKE OR BREAK ON WHETHER YOU CAN AVOID THE EVICTION OR NOT. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SEE SO MANY EVICTION NOTICES BEING HANDED OUT, IN A VERY, VERY UNFAIR MANNER. AND SO WHAT WE SAW FROM THE HOUSING JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WAS THAT THERE WAS A 400% INCREASE IN PEOPLE AVOIDING EVICTIONS. SO THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT WOULD BE — WE ALREADY HAVE IN THE EXISTING BALANCING PACKAGE. TO CONTINUE THE FUNDING FOR ONE EVICTION ATTORNEY. THIS WOULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CITY-FUNDED EVICTION ATTORNEYS FOR RENTERS FACING EVICTION. THERE ARE OTHER CITIES, WHICH HAVE MADE ACCESS TO LAWYERS FOR EVICTION AS A RIGHT. MOST PROMINENTLY. THIS IS TRUE IN NEW YORK STATE. AND SO I THINK THIS WOULD BE VEY IMPORTANT. AND WALS TEND TO ATTACH TO THIS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ACT THE SEATTLE MUNIC PAM COURT. AND — MUNICIPAL COURT. AND MY OFFICE IS DEVELOPING THAT RIGHT NOW. >>TO FUND THIS. WHAT WE ARE PROMOSE POSING — PROPOSING IS THAT WE REDUCE THE MONEY ALLOCATED IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET. IT SAYS CONGESTION PRICING OUTREACH. BUT IN MY VIEW, THIS IS REALLY GOING TO BE IN SOME SHAPE OR FORM PROPAGANDA TO SUPPORT PUTTING THE TWO IN THE DOWNTOWN STREET. THERE IS OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION TO MORE TOLLING ON OUR CITY STREET. AND I’VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE IN OTHER CONTEXT. I WILL NOT ACCEPT THAT THE CITY SHOULD SPEND ROORGTD HALF MILLION TO PUSH THIS IDEA. JUST FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT, I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY CONGESTION MODEL ACTUALLY IN EXISTENCE THAT IS ACQUITABLE. AND SO BY DEFINITION, THEY TEND TO BE REAGGRESSIVE. — REGRESSIVE. AND I BELIEVE THESE FUNDS WOULD BE MUCH BETTER SPENDING GUARANTEED RIGHT TO COUNSEL FOR ANY RENTER FACING EVICTION. >>I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS. BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THIS WORK ON THE CONGESTION PRICING IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL IN DESIGNING THAT VERY EQUITABLE CONGESTION PRICING SYSTEM, WHENEVER WE GET THERE. I’VE BEEN DISAPPOINTED AT THE PACE OF WHICH THE CITY HAS BEEN WORKING ON CONGESTION PRICING. WE’VE PUT FUNDING IN THE LAST TWO BUDGETS. AND I THINK THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DELAYS AND GETTING REPORTS HAVE ALSO BEEN SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED IN THE SUBSTANTIVE REPORTS. BUT I THINK THE WORK BEING DONE NEXT YEAR AND CONTINUING OVERSIGHT HERE IS THE CRITICAL PIECE OF WORK. WHICH IS REALLY UNDERSTANDING HOW LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES CAN AND ARE BEING IMPACTED BY TOLLING AND UNDERSTANDING THAT IS KEY TO DESIGNING A CONE — CONGESTION PRICING SCHEME THAT COULD BE EQUITABLE. AND THERE ARE WAY ONE COULD DO THAT, BUT WITH GOOD DATA AND NOT JUST SURVEYS BEING DONE BUT ACTUAL CONVERSATIONS WITH COMMUNITIES, WHERE FOLKS WOULD BE MOST IMPACTED BY IT. THAT’S A CRITICAL STEP MOVING FORWARD. COULD ALSO BE INFORMATION THAT COULD BE HELPFUL TO HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW EXISTING TOLLS ARE IMPACTING THOSE SAME COMMUNITIES. AND COULD BE A TOOL FOR US TO BE ADVOCATING WITH THE STATE TO — IF WE SEE IMPACTS. IT COULD BE MITIGATED TO BE MORE EQUITABLE. COULD BE A COOL TO HELP US ADVOWITH THE STATE FOR PERHAPS CHANGING THOSE POLICIES. I DON’T WANT TO BE PREMATURE ON THAT. >>YEAH. I WANT TO — SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS A WAY THAT WE COULD CARRY OVER INTO 2020 SOME NUMBER OF DOLLARS. OTHER THAN 50,000 DOLLARS, SOME OTHER LARGER NUMBER THAT ALLOWS THIS WORK TO CONTINUE. BUT I DO SUPPORT THE ADD. SO I’M GOING TO INDICATE MY SUPPORT OF THE ADD AND ALSO VERBALLY SAY THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE COULD REDUCE IT OR FIND ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM ANOTHER SOURCE, IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEED. >>AND I KNOW COUNCILMEMBERRA SAWANT. I’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS. OR AT LEAST TALKED WITH YOUR STAFF. AND I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, ABOUT ADDED ATTORNEYS ARE REALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE. AND WHEN YOU FIRST BROUGHT THIS UP, YOU SAID, 1 IS BETTER THAN NOTHING AND TWO IS BETTER THAN 1. WE CAN LOOK AT IT AND SEE IF THERE IS ANOTHER OURS — SOURCE OF FUNDING TO ADD ONE. COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. >>I JUST WANTED TO ASK COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD THAT WE NEED MORE LAWYERS BUT PARTICULARLY ISN’T THE POT WE NEED TO TAKE IT FROM? >>I’M NOT PHILOSOPHICALLY OPPOSED TO REDUCING THE FUNDING ALLOCATED FOR THE CONGESTION PRICING WORK. I’M QUESTIONING WHETHER OR NOT IT IS GOING TO COST THAT MUCH. SO SOME SMALLER REDUCTION, ALLOWING THE WORK TO CONTINUE IS MY PREFERENCE. >>COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>JUST IN CONCLUSION, APPRECIATE ALL THOSE COMMENTS. JUST VERY QUICKLY IN RESPONSE TO COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. COUNCILMAN O’BRIEN AND I HAVE DISCUSS THIS NUMEROUS TIMES. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS THE CARBON EMISSIONS AND TRAFFIC SNARLS IS TO MASSIVELY EXPAND. AND I HOPE EVERYBODY HAS SEEN THE RESULTS OF THE POLL DONE BY UNIONS THAT WAS RELEASED YESTERDAY. AND THE STRANGER, WHICH SHOWS THAT THERE IS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT AMONG SEATTLE VOTERS TO TAX BIG BUSINESS TO FUND OUR VITAL SERVICES AND TRANSIT IS INCLUDED IN THEM. SO THAT’S THE WAY TO GO. NOT TO TRY TO IMPOSE CONGESTION PRICING WHICH I SAID IS QUITE UNPOPULAR. IF YOU TALK TO VOTERS AND PEOPLE. BUT JUST ON THE EVICTION ATTORNEY STUFF. I’M TOTALLY LOOKING INTO OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDS. AND ALSO, AS YOU SAID, AT LEAST IF A FRACTION OF THIS COULD BE FUNDED, I WOULD WANT TO PUSH FOR THAT. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>I’LL STATE TWO THINGS. ONE, I DO SUPPORT THE ADD, IF WE CAN FIND THE PATH TO IT. AND I’M ABSOLUTELY SUPPORTIVE OF A MASSIVE EXPANSION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT AND MAKING IT AFFORDABLE, AS YOU KNOW. THE THING WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY, AROUND THE WORLD, NO MATTER HOW MUCH TRANSIT YOU HAVE, WHAT YOU FIND IS THE ROADS STILL REMAIN CONGESTIONED AND RESULTS IN POLLUTION. WE NEED TO PRODUCE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF TRANSIT. AND IF YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THE CARBON EMISSIONS, WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO REDUCE THOSE EMISSIONS AND CONGESTION PRICING IS A TOOL TO GET THOSE MOVING. AND WILL HELP OUR CARBON GOALS, TOO. >>I SUPPORT UNCONDITIONALLY AS STATED. AGAIN, I THINK WE’VE HAD TIN YEARS PAST, ADEQUATE RESOURCES TO DO SOME OF THE STUDIES ON THE CONGESTION PRICING AND SOME OF THE OUTREACH. I JUST THINK IT’S A LOGICAL ADD. AND I THINK IT’S A MUCH-NEEDED SERVICE. SO MINE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. I SUPPORT AS STATED IN THE FORM C. IS THAT CLEAR? >>NO I HAVE NO IDEA — >>I SUPPORT AS STATED. HOW CAN I BE CLEARER THAN THAT? >>GOING TO RAISE HIS HAND IN A SECOND. >>ARE YOU SUPPORTING 5? OR THE ADD TO 5? >>I’M SUPPORTING AS STATED. >>ALL RIGHT. >>WE GOT THIS ITEM. >>I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE CLEAREST STATEMENT MADE THIS MORNING. [ LAUGHTER ] >>THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 26, RAISE YOUR HAND. >>VERY GOOD. >>ALL RIGHT. GOOD. >>ALL RIGHT. SO WE GOT ONE MORE ITEM. IF WE CAN HANG IN HERE, TO BRING US TO THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 6. SO IF WE COULD JUMP INTO THIS ONE IS ALSO COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S. >>ITEM 27 IS A SLIDE. IT REQUESTS THAT THEY REQUEST FOR BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE. IT ADDS LANGUAGE TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC LOCATIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BIKE BOARD. >>GREAT. >>>ORIGINALLY PROPOSED A MILLION DOLLAR PROVISO ON THE ROUGHLY $38 MILLION MAINTENANCE BUDGET FOR ASTON FOR MAINTAINING ITS ROADS AND DEDICATING A MILLION OF THAT TOWARDS MAINTENANCE ON NEW BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE. THAT DID NOT MAKE IT INTO THE BALANCING PACKAGE. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT SPEAKS TO THE CHAIR OR THE MAYOR’S INTENT NOT TO DO THAT WORK. BUT THIS SLIDE WOULD SIMPLY BUILD ON SOME WORK THAT IS ALREADY HAPPENING WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT TO BE UNDERSTANDING HOW THEY PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD AND WHAT ARE THE PRIORITY ROUTES FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPORT TO THE SEATTLE ADVISORY BOARD. >>THANKS. COMMENTS? >>ALL RIGHT. THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR WITH COUNCILMEMBER MIKE O’BRIEN, NUMBER 27, RAISE YOUR HAND. EXCELLENT. >>GOOD. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK. WE GOT PEOPLE GETTING SILLY UP HERE. THEY NEED SOME FOOD. WE WILL RECONVENE AT 2:00. SO THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK AT THE CONCLUSION OF OUR 2:00 SESSION, I AM — WE STILL CENTER QUITE A NUMBER TO GO, WHEN WE GET BACK. BUT WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN MOVE AS EXPEDIRKSLY AS — EXPEDITIOUSLY AS WE HAVE THIS MORNING. >>THANK YOU. >>WE ARE AT RECESS UNTIL 2:00.

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