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Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee 10/31/19 Session II

Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee 10/31/19 Session II


>>>GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE, THIS IS STILL OCTOBER 31, WE ARE RECONVENING OUR MEETING FROM THIS MORNING AS YOU KNOW THIS MORNING WE WENT THROUGH THE FIRST 30 SOME ITEMS, AND WE ARE RECONVENING THIS AFTERNOON, TO CONTINUE THROUGH OFFICE OF HOUSING AND OTHER ITEMS THAT ALL OF US HERE ON THE COUNCIL HAVE RECOMMENDED, AS I DO WANT TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE THAT AS OF YESTERDAY, THE TOTAL DOLLAR AMOUNT FROM MY COLLEAGUES, INCLUDED OVER 600 AND $20 MILLION. SO, WE WILL HAVE TO BEGIN TO DO SOME SIGNIFICANT WORK AND SCALPEL EFFORT ON THE BUDGET. STARTING THIS WEEKEND WITH CENTRAL CENTRAL STAFF. SPIES THAT ALSO INCLUDES A VERY LARGE PROPOSAL FOR A HOUSING BOND, I JUST THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC>>TO RECOGNIZE THEIR DESPITE WILL STILL HAVE A BALANCE BUDGET. DESPITE WE CERTAINLY WELCOME WEDNESDAY WHEN I COME BACK WITH SOMETHING FOR YOU ALL TO LOOK AT, AND THEN, WE WILL START AGAIN, WITH TAKING A LOOK AT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS UNDECIDED, BUT AT THAT POINT WE WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT WE ARE CUTTING IF WE WANT TO ASK. SO, AS PART OF THE OBJECTIVE THAT WE HAVE DONE FOR YESTERDAY AND TODAY, WE WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW TO MAKE SURE, AND I HAVE A REALLY GOOD UNDERSTANDING FROM ALL OF YOU THAT OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES AND AS I MENTIONED EARLIER THIS WEEK, BUT MY FOCUS IS — IS TRULY TO SEE IF WE CAN BRING THINGS TOGETHER AROUND HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS THAT INCLUDED MY MIND LEAD WHICH IS SOMETHING WE ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT SEEING IS A VERY HIGH PRIORITY. SO, WE WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT THIS AFTERNOON AND TOMORROW, THANK YOU COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF AGAIN FOR BEING HERE WITH US. SO WITH THAT, WE LEFT OFF AT ITEM NUMBER 33, PICKING UP WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE. AMY, IF YOU WILL START INTRODUCTIONS, AND WE WILL JUST MOVE FORWARD. >>AMY GORE FROM COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>/, COUNSEL SOCIAL STAFF POINT >>AND TOM MIKE, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF BY ITEM NUMBER 34, IF YOU WILL LAY THIS OUT, AND THEN, WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES. >>ULTIMATELY, I JUST WANTED TO NOTE FOR THE, JUST AS ITEMS WE WILL BE DISTRESSINGLY TOMORROW, MY COLLEAGUE GREG WILL BE DISCUSSING THAT IT IS NOT GOING TO, DURING THIS CURRENT CRIMINAL JUSTICE DISCUSSION. SO, STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT, CJ ONE A1 REQUEST THE CITY AUDITOR CONDUCT A REVIEW OF SEATTLE MISCIBLE COURTS PROBATION PROGRAM. SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES. JUST A NOTE ABOUT THIS ONE, CURRENTLY THE INSTITUTE IS DOING A STUDY OF THE PROBATION PROGRAM AT THE COURT, AND SO, THIS, THE INTENT OF THIS SLIDE WOULD BE FOR THE AUDITOR TO COME BACK AND HAVE A CONVERSATION AFTER THE INSTITUTE’S RESULTS ARE RELEASED WHICH IS ANTICIPATED FOR THE END OF THIS NOVEMBER. >>CAN YOU TALK JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE, MAYBE THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO PITCH TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES. WHAT WAS THE SCOPE OF THE INSTITUTE PROGRAM? >>IT IS BASICALLY LOOKING AT WHETHER PROBATION IS IN LINE WITH NATIONAL BEST PRACTICES, SO THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT WHETHER THERE ARE ANY RACIAL OR GENDER EQUITY ISSUES THAT COME UP AFTER REVIEWING THE DATA, AS WELL AS ANYTHING THAT CAME UP DURING FOCUS GROUPS THEY HELD WITH INDIVIDUALS ABOUT PROBATION. >>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES, D MY TALKING ABOUT YOUR IDEA? >>YEAH, THIS WOULD DIRECT THE CITY AUDITOR’S OFFICE TO TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO THE DATA SURROUNDING THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT PROBATION PROGRAM WITH AN EYE TOWARDS IDENTIFYING THE IMPACTS OF PROBATION ON PEOPLE OF COLOR IN PARTICULAR. SO IT REALLY SORT OF DIGS INTO IDENTIFYING THIS PROPORTIONALITY IS, SIR, WE HAVE HEARD OF A LOT ABOUT FROM MUNICIPAL IN A CIVIL COURT, THAT THEIR PROGRAM IS ALIGNED WITH BEST PRACTICES BUT THAT DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THERE ARE NOT DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACTS, AND WHEN ASKED QUESTIONS TO THE JUDGES OF, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO EVALUATE WHETHER OR NOT YOUR PROBATION PROGRAM IS CAUSING HARM OR NOT, TO PEOPLE OF COLOR, THEY ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, FOR ME. SO, I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US AS WE CONTINUE TO HAVE LONG-TERM CONVERSATION AND DISCUSSION ABOUT PROBATION, AND HOW THE TOOLS SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE UTILIZED, IN COMPARISON TO THINGS LIKE PRETRIAL DIVERSION, AND OTHER HARM REDUCTION PROGRAMS AND TOOLS THAT WE COULD BE INVESTING IN ANYTHING IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION, AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BUILD ON THE WORK THAT WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE COME OUT OF THE REPORT FROM THE VERA INSTITUTE. SO, IT IS COMPLEMENTARY AND ADDITIVE TO WHAT WE ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THAT REPORT? >>GREAT. ANOTHER GREAT THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT NOT THAT THIS WILL BE RESOLVED TODAY, BUT I HAD A LONG TALK WITH LISA DO GUARD IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS ABOUT CALLING FOR A ROUNDTABLE AFTER BUDGET, NOT DURING BUDGET BUT THE ROUNDTABLE WOULD INCLUDE NOT ONLY THE DEFENDERS, AND THE PEOPLE WORKING BUT ALSO PROVIDERS, THE JUDGES, COMMITTEE COURT JUDGES AND MAYBE SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE RECOMMENDATION, INCLUDE THE CITY ATTORNEY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WITH THE GOAL OF REMEDYING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM. SO, I WILL DEFINITELY SUPPORT YOU ON MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS AUDITOR BUT I WILL ALSO ASK TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO STRUCTURE AND BRING THIS GROUP TOGETHER TO HELP US WITH THE ENTIRE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING, AND PLEASE SIGN UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPEAKING. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, IT WILL PROBABLY BE 3:30 OR 4:00 BEFORE WE ARE GOING TO BE ENTERTAINING THE FIRST SPEAKERS. OKAY, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU, I JUST WANTED TO ADD, SUPPORT FOR GOTTESMAN GONZALES IS EFFORTS HERE, I ALSO WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BRING TO RAISE ATTENTION A LETTER TO THE EDITOR YOU MAY HAVE SEEN TODAY FROM LAUREN BAKER WITH KING COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENSE. THIS LETTER POINTS TO THE OUTCOMES THAT WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT FROM SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT, REPEATEDLY, THAT 77% OF SEATTLE MISCIBLE COURT CLIENTS COMPLETE THEIR PROBATION OBLIGATIONS AND 86% OF THOSE REFERRED PROBATION COMPLETED WITHOUT RETURNING TO JAIL, AND FOR MYSELF, AS SOMEBODY WHO DOES NOT HAVE PARTICULAR EXPERTISE IN THIS AREA, THAT SOUNDS GREAT. BUT, THEN LAUREN BAKER GOES ON TO EXPLAIN THAT COMPLETING PROBATION IS ACTUALLY NOT A GOOD MEASURE OF SUCCESS, SO THE WORK THAT COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES PROPOSES WE DO AS IT RELATES TO WHAT ARE THE MEASURES OF SUCCESS SHOULD BE AND MEASURING OUR PROBATION PROGRAMS ON THESE MEASURES, I THINK IS REALLY GOOD, BECAUSE I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF THROWING AROUND THE TERMS BEST PRACTICES. AND, IF THE BEST PRACTICES ARE RESULTING IN THOSE OUTCOMES, MAYBE THOSE ARE NOT THE BEST PRACTICES. >>I AM ALSO — I AGREE WITH JUST WHAT YOU SAID, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD, AND ON TOP OF THAT, I AM INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT RECIDIVISM RATES ARE BECAUSE IF PEOPLE AND PROBATION BUT THEN FALL BACK INTO SOMETHING BECAUSE ANOTHER WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED OR WHATEVER THE PROBLEMS MIGHT BE, THAT IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT WITH THE ROUNDTABLE, IS TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY, WHAT IS IT THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR. WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES THAT WE WANT, BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS PEOPLE AT LEAST I SHOULD SAY, ON THIS DAIS, NONE OF US WANT TO SEE PEOPLE GOING TO JAIL, OR MAKING THINGS WORSE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL. AND, I THINK WE WILL LEAVE THAT LEAVE THAT THERE UNLESS WE HAVE SOME OTHER COMMENTS? >>YEAH, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT I THINK FOR ME, THE QUESTION GOES, BEYOND WHAT YOU JUST ARTICULATED. I THINK IT INCLUDES THOSE THINGS, BUT, YOU KNOW, THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR GOES ON TO SAY THAT, OF COURSE, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT SOME OF THE BEST INDICATORS OF SUCCESS ARE TO REALLY REDUCE RECIDIVISM, BUT IT IS ALSO ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERACTING ON A REGULAR BASIS, OR INTERACTION. WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE ALSO NOT CONTINUING TO EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS, AND THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO IMPROVE THEIR BEHAVIOR, HEALTH, AND THAT THEY ARE IN THE SAME VEIN, STRENGTHENING THEIR TIES TO THE COMMUNITY, RIGHT? SO I THINK RIGHT NOW, THE WAY THAT THE INFORMATION IS BEING CONVEYED TO US FROM THE JUDGES IT IS PRIMARILY ABOUT RECIDIVISM, AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY TOOK THE LIST, YOU KNOW, OF LIKE ALEXIS YES, THEY SHOWED UP FOR THIS MEETING MEETINGS, YES THEY SHOWED UP FOR THIS TASK AND THIS COUNSELING, WHAT ARE THEY ACTUALLY BETTER? AND I THINK THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE, BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ARE ROUND, RECIDIVISM, BUT, I THINK IT IS HARD FOR ME TO KNOW WHETHER THAT IS ACTUALLY THE CAUSATION OF THAT RECIDIVISM NUMBER AS OPPOSED TO THEM GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE, OR GETTING INTO THE FELONY SYSTEM AND SO THEY ARE NO LONGER INTERACTING WITH NOTICEABLE COURTS. SO, I THINK WE HAVE A OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY DIG INTO THE DATA AND GET BOTH THE COURT AND OURSELVES A BETTER SENSE OF HOW WE ARE ACTUALLY IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE AS OPPOSED TO POTENTIALLY PERPETUATING A MODEL THAT CREATES ADDITIONAL HARM. >>THANK YOU. I THINK THAT’S WELL ARTICULATE IT, I CONCUR WITH YOU. THE QUESTION IS, ASK QUESTION, IS THE AUDITOR THE BEST ENTITY TO DO THAT? I AM ABSOLUTELY WILLING TO GO A DIRECTION THAT YOU ARE RECOMMENDING. I JUST DON’T KNOW IF OUR AUDITOR HAS THE EXPERTISE AND BACKGROUND TO BE ABLE TO GIVE US THAT INFORMATION YOU ARE SEEKING. >>WE HAVE ENGAGED WITH THE AUDITOR AROUND THEIR CAPACITY AND ABILITY TO DO THIS, THEY FEEL LIKE THEY COULD DO THE WORK. AND THEY ALSO HAVE SAID THAT THEY BELIEVE THEY COULD HAVE THE WORK DONE BY THE 15th OF 2020. SO IT WILL TAKE ME A WHILE TO DO IT, BUT THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN GET IT ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. >>ALL RIGHT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A COSPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. COUNT? THANKS. ALL RIGHT, LET’S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM. >>COUNSEL BUDGET 2 LETTER A 1 WOULD INCREASE RESERVES FOR STUFFING OF COMPETENT PILOT, AS YOU KNOW IN THE FINEST GENERAL RESERVES THIS YEAR THERE IS $2.9 MILLION FOR THE FOUR HIGH INDIVIDUAL PILOTS, THAT AMOUNT IS AT 150,000 IS INTENDED TO SUPPORT PROSECUTOR IN THE NEWS OFFICE AND WOULD BE DEDICATED TO STAFFING THIS CONFERENCING PILOT. THE PROVISO WOULD RESPECT RESTRICT THAT SPENDING UNTIL AN ANALYSIS AND DETAILS PLAN IS REPORTED BACK TO THE COUNCIL. THE INTENT IS FOR THAT PLAN TO BE DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND THE COMMON JUSTICE TEAM AS WELL AS THOSE IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM AND IMPACTED BY THE DISCUSSION OF WHETHER AND HOW THAT PILOT ALIGNS WITH THE ENTRY CONDITIONS, DISRUPTION OF CONSEQUENCES AND PLANS TO MITIGATE THEM, AS WELL AS PROPOSED METRICS AND SUCCESS FOR THE PILOT, A RACIAL EQUITY ANALYSIS AND HOW THE PROGRAM WILL BE TAKEN TO SCALE. THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES. >>WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS? BUT YES. SO, I AM ADVANCING THIS PROVISO, ONLY BECAUSE I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT, FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A CLEAR SENSE OF WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR THIS CONCEPT OF CASE CONFERENCING. SO, WE CONTINUE TO NOT HAVE, REALLY ANY DETAILS OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT WE KNOW IT WILL FIND AN ATTORNEY, AND SO I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US AGAIN AS WE ARE GOING DOWN THIS PATH OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO APPROPRIATELY ALIGN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM GIVEN ALL THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THIS SPACE THAT WE DO NOT SORT OF STACK ONTO THAT, BY FULLY FUNDING A PROGRAM THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE PLANNING PROCESS IN PLACE YET. ET CETERA THIS IS NOT ME CATEGORICALLY OPPOSING THIS AS A CONCEPT, IT IS ME SIGNALING THAT I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE SEEING A CONCRETE DEVELOPED PLAN IN THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE WE AGREE TO JUST GIVE THEM THE MONEY. >>SO, I ALSO WANT TO COME BACK TO THE ROUNDTABLE THAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT, I WAS THINKING THAT THIS COULD BE FOLDED INTO THAT. MY HOPE IS THAT WE CAN GET OUT OF THE BOX QUICKLY — LEARNING, OUT OF THE GATE QUICKLY. SO, THAT WHATEVER’S COMING BACK TO US, WE CAN SEE THAT HOLISTIC RESPONSE IS DONE EARLY IN THE QUARTER, NOT GIVE SOMEBODY A PROVISO AND SAY WE ARE NOT RELEASING THE MONEY UNTIL YOU CAN EFFORTLESSLY EXPLAIN I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THIS CONCEPT COMING BACK TO THE COUNCIL FAIRLY QUICKLY. HOW CAN WE STRIKE A BALANCE ON THAT? >>I’M NOT WILLING TO JUST GIVE THEM THE MONEY AND TRUST ON FAITH THAT THEY WILL COME UP WITH THE PLAN THAT IS ALIGNED WITH THE OVERALL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REALIGNMENT WORK WE ARE DOING. AS A POLICYMAKER, I FEEL LIKE IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE FOR ME TO SUPPORT THAT KIND OF FINANCIAL STRATEGY WHERE WE JUST GIVE THEM MONEY AND I HOPE AND PRAYERS BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO STRUCTURE IT APPROPRIATELY. SO, IF YOU WANT TO PUT IN A TIMELINE BY WHEN THIS PLAN NEEDS TO BE DELIVERED I’M PERFECTLY FINE WITH THAT, I JUST WANT THE WORK, AND I DON’T WANT THEM SPENDING THE MONEY HIRING AND, YOU KNOW, PASSING GO AND COLLECTING 200 BUCKS WITHOUT US HAVING A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THIS FITS INTO THE BROADER WORK WE ARE DOING IN THE COMMODITIES REFORM SPACE. >>THINK WE ARE IN ALIGNMENT ON THAT, WHAT I’M IS THAT IT CAN MOVE AT LEAST A CULINARY RECOMMENDATION CAN GET GOING AND COME BACK AND I WOULD ASSUME IT IS GOING TO BE COMING TO YOUR COMMITTEE WHICH YOU ARE SERVING. >>CHAIR I GUESS I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, WHEN YOU SAY GETTING THE PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS SO THEY CAN GET GOING. I SEE THAT AS NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH WHAT I’M SAYING AND INCONSISTENT WITH WHAT I’M SAYING. PERHAPS YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO ME IN MORE DETAIL WHAT THAT MEANS? >>? IF SO, I HAVE BEEN, AS HAVE YOU, BEEN TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH THE COURTS AND OFFENDERS, WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS AND WHAT I AM HEARING OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THAT THERE IS A REAL INTEREST IN THIS CASE CONFERENCING, WHICH IS SOMEBODY WHO IS QUALIFIED TO BRING VOICES TOGETHER, WHAT IS THE PROCESS GOING TO LOOK LIKE GOING FORWARD, SO THAT AS WE ARE PUTTING MORE MONEY IN LEAD, WE WANT LEADS TO HAVE WHATEVER CONNECTIONS IT NEEDS WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, WITH THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, WITH JUDGES, SO THAT LEADERS MAKING DECISIONS, BUT, ULTIMATELY, THE COURTS ARE SAYING TO ME, THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO REFER TO A LEAD OR LEAD LIKE PROCESS WHERE PEOPLE ARE GETTING HOUSING, GETTING MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES THAT THEY NEED, AND THAT WE COULD SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO COME BACK WITH THE PERFECT PLAN, OR WE COULD GET A STRUCTURE THAT SAYS THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO, LET’S GET MOVING ON IT SO THAT WE CAN TRY IT AND AMEND IT AS WE ARE GOING FORWARD. WITH THE EXPECTATIONS OF TRYING TO REDUCE TIME FOR INDIVIDUALS, I DON’T WANT TO JUST DO BUSINESS AS USUAL UNTIL SOMEBODY COMES BACK WITH A PLAN IN SEPTEMBER AS AN EXAMPLE I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE US GET THE ROUNDTABLE TOGETHER, GET THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO PUT THIS TOGETHER EARLY IN THE FIRST QUARTER, AND IF YOU WANT A PROVISO OR SOMETHING THAT SAYS, LET’S COME BACK TO THE COUNCIL AND EXPLAIN WHAT THIS WILL LOOK LIKE, THAT IS WHAT I’M HOPING THAT WE CAN REACH POINT >>SO, THERE WAS A LOT YOU JUST SAID AND SOME OF IT IS RELATED TO THIS AND SOME OF IT IS NOT. SO, WHEN YOU SAY, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO”, I LITERALLY SITTING HERE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT IS. WHAT IS THE CASE CONFERENCING, WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC THINGS THAT THE CASE CONFERENCING IS GOING TO DO POINT >>RECORD I CAN’T TELL YOU THAT IS WHAT I AM ASKING TO COME BACK TO EARLY. YOU KNOW, DON’T WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER. >>I’M NOT SUGGESTING SEPTEMBER BY THE WAY I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GETTING THIS POINT >>THE LAST ITEM THAT WE TALKED ABOUT POINT >>AS A SEPARATE ITEM, A DIFFERENT BUDGET ACTION ITEM. THAT IS NOT RELATED TO THE CASE HERE. >>OKAY, CAN YOU GIVE ME, I THINK WE ARE MUCH CLOSER THAN WE ARE SOUNDING RIGHT NOW, IN TERMS OF OUR UP OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES WE ARE LOOKING FOR. WITH YOU IN THIS ITEM TALKING ABOUT A PROVISO, ASK FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC THAT YOU WANT THE LAW DEPARTMENT TO COME BACK TO BY A DATE CERTAIN? >>I THINK I AM SPECIFICALLY ASKING FOR — I THINK THIS PARTICULAR REFORM DOES INDICATE WHAT I WANT TO SEE BACK, AND HOW I WANT THAT WORK TO GET DONE. WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE IS A DATE CERTAIN, AND I AM HAPPY TO, IN THE WORKUP FROM HERE TO THE FORM SEE, IDENTIFY A DATE CERTAIN, BY WHEN WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THIS WORK DONE, I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR, I HAVE NOT SUGGESTED THAT IT WOULD BE SEPTEMBER, 2020, AT ALL. SO, I DON’T WANT WORDS BEING PUT IN MY MOUTH IN THAT CONTEXT. BECAUSE THAT IS NOT WHAT I’M SUGGESTING. I DON’T WANT TO DRAG THIS OUT UNNECESSARILY. BUT AGAIN, I THINK IT IS — IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE FOR US TO SIMPLY RELEASE THE DOLLARS TO FUND A PILOT PROGRAM, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE, WITHOUT ANY DETAILS OF WHAT THIS ACTUAL PROGRAM IS BESIDES THE FACT THAT IT IS PROPOSED TO FIND AN ASSISTANT CITY PROSECUTOR OF THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. BUT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT PERSON IS DOING. AND WHAT THE THEORY OF CHANGE IS GOING TO BE, AND I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYONE TELL ME THE DETAILS OF WHAT THAT IS FROM COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF, I HAVE NOT HEARD THE DETAILS FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHO INTEND TO DO THIS WORK, BECAUSE IT IS ADMITTEDLY A HALF-BAKED IDEA. AND I THINK IF WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT MEETING SOME OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY, AND THE HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES THAT WE HAVE AS A CITY, THEN WE HAVE TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT CREATING CONCRETE PLANS WITH A SPECIFIC OUTCOME I DATE CERTAIN, BEFORE WE START FUNDING THESE PROGRAMS.>>ALL THAT YOU JUST SAID MAKES SENSE TO ME. COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>I WOULD JUST SAY THAT THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE OBJECTIVE THAT WE DISCUSSED IN THE MORNING SESSION, RELATED TO COUNCILMEMBER BRIAN’S REQUEST THAT WE DO BUDGET PROVISOS ON SOME OF THE MAYORS SPENDING FROM THE MERCER BLOCK, THE HOUSING -RELATED PROGRAMS THAT WE DID NOT HAVE A REALLY GOOD SENSE OF PROGRAMMATICALLY, WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS WERE OR WHAT THE OUTCOMES WERE OR THE ACTUAL PROGRAM ACTIVITIES ARE. SO, THE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FUND, WE TOOK A VERY SIMILAR ACTION, NOT OUT OF OPPOSITION TO THE IDEA, BUT JUST OUT OF A NEED THAT WE FEEL AS POLICYMAKERS TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE APPROVING AND BE SURE THAT IT IS ALIGNED WITH OTHER OBJECTIVES, HAVING OBJECTIVES IN THAT CASE, IN THIS CASE PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM. SO — DO WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT A DATE NOW, SO THAT WE CAN MOVE ON? BUT I WOULD LIKE TO. >>AND 2000. BUT GO AHEAD. MARCH 31? >>END OF THE FIRST QUARTER? >>YEAH. >>SO, WHAT I WOULD RECOMMEND IS THAT WE ACTUALLY GO AT LEAST A MONTH BACKWARD, TO LET’S SAY 1 MARCH, BECAUSE ONCE WE SIGNALED US AND WE PASS THE BUDGET, WE STILL HAVE MUCH OF NOVEMBER, ALL OF DECEMBER, FOR PEOPLE TO GET GOING. AND I KNOW IN THE PAST PEOPLE HAVE SAID IT DOESN’T HAPPEN AND I KNOW IT DOESN’T HAPPEN BUT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE AGREE ON THE OUTCOMES WE ARE LOOKING FOR, I WOULD RATHER HAVE PEOPLE GET GOING, THEN HAVE THEM COME BACK AND SAY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR 90 DAYS. >>I’M GOING TO BE ON MATERNITY LEAVE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020, SO — >>SO YOU DON’T MIND IF WE WAIT UNTIL THE END OF MARCH. BUT I WOULD PREFER THAT, SINCE THIS IS A BODY OF MY WORK, BUT I THINK THAT PRACTICALLY SPEAKING IN MY EXPERIENCE, JANUARY TENDS TO BE ALMOST NONEXISTENT IN TERMS OF PEOPLE ACTUALLY DOING WORK WHICH LEAVES FEBRUARY I’M NOT SURE THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIND ENOUGH TIME TO HAVE CONSENSUS ELSE IN 30 DAYS. SO I WORRY ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE I WANT US TO BE ABLE TO HAVE — ‘S APPROACH. >>JUST TO MOVE ON, LET’S PUT IN A MARCH 31 DATE, SINCE I WON’T BE HERE AND YOU’LL BE GONE FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS. >>YEAH, I DON’T KNOW WHO THE NEXT PUBLC SAFETY CHAIR WILL BE BUT THIS WILL DEFINITELY BE PART OF THEIR WORK. DESPITE VERY GOOD, SORRY ABOUT THE LENGTHY DISCUSSION. THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD THEIR NAME IS COSPONSORED TO THIS ITEM RAISE YOUR HAND. WE WILL ADD A MARCH 31 TIME TO THAT AND I AM ALSO GOING TO ASK THE ROUNDTABLE PROPOSAL, THAT WE’VE RAISED A FEW TIMES THAT WILL BE OUTSIDE OF BUDGET, BUT I AM GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTED IN CALLING A GROUP TOGETHER, THAT INCLUDES ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AHEAD OF TIME TO HELP US GET THAT MOVING POINT >>AND, I WOULD REALLY WELCOME AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT YOU ENVISION THAT RENT ABLE TO BE PARTICULARLY IN THE CONTEXT OF COMMON JUSTICE REFORM WHICH WE HAVE BEEN DOING ON THE FLY ON THE REALIGNMENT WHICH REQUIRES US TO PULL TOGETHER SOME REIMAGINED TERMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COMMITTEE. SO, AGAIN, I WANT TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT HOW MANY ENTITIES WE ARE CREATING FOR WHAT PURPOSE, AND IF WE CAN — TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN BE EFFICIENT AND STREAMLINED, THAT WOULD BE SUPER AS A COAST TO CREATING PROCESSES THAT WOULD LEAD TO CONFLICT DOWN THE ROAD, THAT WOULD BE SUPER HELPFUL. >>GOOD, THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO, IS TO CREATE A REALLY CLEAR SYSTEM WHERE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHO IS IN CHARGE, WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE DOING, AND THAT THE OUTCOMES ARE IMPROVING FOR THE INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THE SYSTEM. OKAY, LET’S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM, WHICH IS THE FINANCE GENERAL. >>YES. CANCEL BUDGET ACTION THREE A1 WOULD, SIMILAR TO THIS LAST EDIT AND POSE A PROVISO ON RESERVES FOR THE RAPID REENTRY CONNECTOR PILOT OF THE KING COUNTY JAIL. SO, SIMILAR TO THE PROVISO ON THE CASE CONFERENCING, THIS ASKS FOR AN ANALYSIS AND PLAN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE JAIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE EQUITY TEAM, AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED BY THE LEGAL SYSTEM, TO DISCUSS THE PILOT. ANY UNINTENDED CONSEQUENT IS AND HOW TO MITIGATE THEM. METRICS OF SUCCESS, EQUITY ANALYSIS AND AN ANALYSIS OF HOW TO REDUCE JAIL PUBLISH AND SELL THE COUNTY JAIL FOR UNDER 72 HOURS, AND THEN HOW THE PROGRAM WILL BE TAKEN TO SCALE, THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES. >>CHAIR, THIS IS THE SAME — YOU AND I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE GAPS IN THE REENTRY AREA, SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FOLKS GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE STREAM OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS AND END UP BEING GETTING SENTENCED AND BEING INCARCERATED AND NOW ARE AT A POINT WHERE IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO BE RELEASED. AND, YOU KNOW, IN A SORT OF THE FLOWCHARTS THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT, THERE IS AN OBVIOUS HOLE IN WHAT IS AVAILABLE, HOW WE ARE CONNECTING AND COORDINATING FOLKS IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO REENTER INTO SOCIETY AFTER COMPLETING THEIR SENTENCE AND JAIL TIME. SO, THIS IS AGAIN I AM NOT IN OPPOSITION TO OBVIOUSLY CREATING SOME SORT OF RAPID REENTRY CONNECTOR PILOT I THINK THAT IS VERY MUCH NEEDED IN LIGHT OF WHAT I JUST — THE REMARKS I JUST MADE. SIMILAR TO THE PRIOR EFFORT, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A CONCRETE PLAN IN PLACE WHICH ALLOWS FOR THIS PILOT TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS POSSIBLE, FOR THIS PARTICULAR VALUATION. SO, HAVING TO TIE THIS IN THE SAME TIMELINE ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE PROVISO THAT WE JUST FINISHED DISCUSSING, FOR MUCH OF THE SAME AREA. DESPITE VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A COSPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. VERY GOOD. >>THE NEXT ITEM IS SUITED FOR A ONE, IT WOULD CUT $170,000 FROM FINANCE GENERAL RESERVES THAT IS BEGINNING THE HIGH BARRIER PROBATION PROGRAM. AS OPPOSED TO THE SUMMARY LEVEL. THIS $170,000 IS PART OF THE HIGH BARRIER WORKGROUPS PROPOSAL. INTENDED TO BE A HIGH BARRIER PROBATION PILOT. THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES. >>SO, UNLIKE THE OTHER THREE COMPONENTS OF THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED PLANS AROUND ADDRESSING HIGH BARRIER INDIVIDUALS, I CONTINUE TO NOT BE SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROPOSED ENHANCED PROBATION PROJECT. SO, THIS WOULD NOT BE A CUT. I WANT TO SAY THAT AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A CUT TO THE EXISTING BUDGET OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURTS PROBATION DEPARTMENT. THIS IS A CUT TO THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED EXPANSION OF THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. SO, BEFORE PEOPLE START FREAKING OUT, I AM NOT PROPOSING THAT WE CUT ANY EXISTING PROBATION SERVICES AT THE SEATTLE MINNESOTA COURT, I AM PROPOSING IN IN ADVANCING THIS FORM FOR PURPOSES OF MODIFYING AND AMENDING THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET TO NOT INCLUDE $170,000 TO EXPAND FURTHER — THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURTS PROBATION DEPARTMENT. I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT IF THE COURT IS, AND I BELIEVE THEY HAVE INDICATED THEY ARE, TRULY COMMITTED TO CONTINUING TO SUPPORT ARM REDUCTIONS THROUGH THE PROBATION PROGRAM, THAT PERHAPS THE BEST WAYS TO TEST THAT IS WITHIN THEIR EXISTING RESOURCES, BY USING EXISTING PROBATION COUNSELORS AND OFFICERS TO PILOT THE STRATEGIES AND STATED GOALS THAT THEY HAVE WITHIN SORT OF MODIFICATIONS TO THEIR PROBATION PROGRAMS. SO, THERE IS NOTHING THAT WOULD PREVENT THEM FROM EXAMPLE USING TWO OF THEIR EXISTING PROBATION COUNSELOR TO TEST OUT SOME OF THE THEORIES HERE ONCE THEY ARE BAKED AND I THINK THAT IS A MORE PRUDENT AND APPROPRIATE APPROACH BEFORE WE START GOING DOWN A PATH OF EXPANDING THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. AND, THAT IS MY PROPOSAL. >>THOSE WHO OH, COUNSEL FOR SAWANT? BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE NOT FURTHER FUND THEIR PROBATION PROGRAM UNTIL WE KNOW HOW IT WORKS AND OF COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD WAS SEEING WE SAW HOW FAR THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT HAVE THE EXPERTISE AND DEEP KNOWLEDGE SOMETIMES TO OUTCOMES DESCRIBED CAN BE GREAT BUT THEY MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE WHEN WE GET THE INFORMATION FROM THE EXPERTS. SO I THINK AT THE VERY LEAST WE SHOULD NOT REST TO FIND ENHANCED PROBATION. >>OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR TO THIS ONE, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. >>NEXT ITEM IS CANCEL BUT AT BUDGET ACTION FIVE A1 POINT IT WOULD IMPOSE A PROVISO ON $50,000 IN THE BUDGET FOR OFFICER CIVIL RIGHTS FOR COMMITTEE BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO RESPOND TO HATE VIOLENCE. THE IDEA IS THIS FOR APPLY TO $50,000 THAT WAS ORIGINALLY IN THE 2018 BUDGET BUT HAS NOT YET BEEN SPENT. IT WAS CARRIED OVER TO ADJUSTED IN 2019, AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT THOSE FUNDS — THAT FUNDING WILL BE MOVED BACK TO THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE 2019 FOURTH-QUARTER SUPPLEMENT ORDINANCE THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU. THIS IS ONE OF TWO ITEMS, RELATED TO ADDRESSING HIS CRIMES. THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO ADDRESS ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY AUDITOR, AS IT RELATES TO MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR SURVIVORS OR VICTIMS OF HATE CRIMES TO BE ABLE TO REPORT THOSE CRIMES. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE CITY AUDITOR FOUND IS THAT HIS CRIMES ARE OFTEN UNDERREPORTED AND THEY IDENTIFIED A NEED TO ENGAGE IN COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPLEMENT THE ORGANIZATION THAT OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SLC ARE RECEIVED THROUGH FORMAL REPORTING. IN PREVIOUS YEARS, WE HAVE DONE WORK WITH BOTH SOC ARE AND SPD, TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR REPORTING TO KIRK, AND THEY HAVE INFORMATION THAT SOCR ARE DOING ENGINE PLANES ON THE DASHBOARD BUT I THINK THAT THE CITY AUDITOR’S FINDINGS, BASICALLY WE CAN ONLY EXPECT SO MUCH, AS FAR AS REPORTING THROUGH TRADITIONAL MEANS, AND SO WE REALLY NEED TO WORK WITH FOLKS THAT HAVE DEEP ROOTS IN THE COMMUNITY. THAT WE CAN REPORT TO. PROVIDING SMALL GRANT FUNDING TO ORGANIZATIONS DOING WORK SO THAT WE WOULD SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS IN CREATING MECHANISMS FOR REPORTING HATE CRIMES AND SHARING DATA WITH THE CITY AND POLICE DEPARTMENT. DESPITE GREAT. THANK YOU. ANY FURTHER COMMENTS ON THAT? COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? >>JUST TO HIGHLIGHT THAT DISTRICT FOR, WHICH SPECIFICALLY HAS THE THIRD LARGEST CRIME RATES IN THE CITY, AND SO I WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS AS WELL. >>OKAY. THANK YOU. THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR RAISE YOUR HAND. GOOD. THANK YOU. 39 IS ANOTHER SLIDE. >>THE NEXT ITEM IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT. CJ6A1 POINT IT REQUIRES THAT A PORTION OF THE MILLION DOLLARS IN THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET ON REGULATIONS TO CREATE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO INDIVIDUALS COMMITTING HATE CRIMES. PRELIMINARY RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THERE ARE NOT A LOT, IF ANY COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS, TRAININGS, OR COMMUNITY SERVICE IS ROOTED IN A HARM REDUCTION AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, SO THIS, USES SOME OF THIS FUNDING IS INTENDED TO FILL THAT GAP, THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD POINT >>THIS IS ALSO INTENDED TO HELP US DO SOME PROBLEM SOLVING AROUND THE PENDING HATE CRIMES LEGISLATION THAT HAS MOVED OUT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS UTILITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARTS COMMITTEE, THAT WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT BACK TO FULL COUNSEL BECAUSE OF CONCERNS AROUND LAYERED DISPROPORTIONALITY AROUND HATE CRIMES PROSECUTIONS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I KEEP EXPLAINING, IS THAT THESE ARE NOT GOING TO RESULT IN THE HATE CRIMES LEGISLATION THAT HAS BEEN VOTED ON BY THE FULL COUNSEL BUT THAT THE COMMITTEE HAS VOTED ON, IT IS NOT GOING TO RESULT IN ADDITIONAL PROSECUTIONS, BECAUSE THE CITY ATTORNEY IS ALREADY PROSECUTING THE UNDERLYING CHARGE, SO WHETHER OR NOT THAT IS GRAFFITI OR ASSAULT, OTHER TYPES OF PROPERTY DAMAGE. BUT, THE LEGISLATION THAT I HAVE PROPOSED ALLOWS AN ADDITIONAL ALLEGATION ON TOP OF THE CHARTS THEY ARE ALREADY PURSUING. NEVERTHELESS, THERE IS CONCERN THAT THE COURTS WILL USE THAT AS A WAY TO INCREASE PENALTIES, AND SO WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM THAT WOULD BE USED IN THE CASE OF A FINDING OF SPECIAL ALLEGATION OF A HATE CRIME AND A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM, THEORETICALLY, IS SOMETHING THAT IS USEFUL AND ADDS VALUE TO THE LIVES OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN HATE CRIMES, BOTH THE PERPETRATORS AND VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS. SO, I AM TRYING TO WORK TO FUND THIS PROGRAM SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE LEGISLATION. >>DO WE STILL HAVE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AWESOME OFFICE HERE, OR A PROGRAM WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE TRAINED TO DO THIS WORK? >>THERE ARE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMS RUN OUT OF THE KING COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE, BUT — THERE ARE ALSO COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMS, BUT THERE IS NOT ONE FOCUSED SPECIFICALLY ON HATE CRIMES. >>THANK YOU. ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEIR NAME IS COSPONSOR TO ITEM 39, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. MOVE ON TO 40? >>STATEMENT OF WHAT IS LEGITIMATE INTENT, AND REQUEST THAT THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL REPORT GET BACK TO COUNSEL ON HOW THEY WOULD REPORT ON A PROBATION PROGRAM AND ASKS THAT THE PORT PARTNER WITH THE EQUITY ANALYSIS TEAM THAT WOULD IDENTIFY OUTCOMES FOR SUCH A PROGRAM, ABOUT PROBATION AND WHAT IT INCREASES OR DECREASES INVOLVED IN THE SYSTEM IN THE LONG TERM, THE PLANT OUTCOMES FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THE PROGRAM AND AS A WHOLE WHETHER THE PROGRAM REDUCES RACIAL DOES THE PERSONALITY. THE IDEA IS FOR THIS REPORT TO BE SUBMITTED TO COUNSEL BY JULY 1 OF 2020 IS SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES. >>GONZALEZ? >>I THINK USHA HAS COVERED IT ALL, THIS IS SORT OF — IF THERE IS GOING TO BE A UTILIZATION OF EXISTING PROBATION COUNSELORS TO DO AN ENHANCED OPERATION PROGRAM PROGRAM FOR HIGH BARRIER INDIVIDUALS AND IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US AS POLICYMAKERS TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW THEY ARE GOING TO DO THAT. AND, WHAT THE DETAILS AND THEORY OF CHANGE WOULD BE AROUND THAT KIND OF A MODEL. SO, IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF A WINNING OF THE DOOR — OPENING OF THE DOOR TO ALLOW THEM TO EXPLORE THIS POTENTIAL MODEL, BUT WITHOUT THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL BODIES TO DO THE WORK AND TESTED. >>OKAY, COUNCILMEMBER? >>IS THIS NECESSARY, IF WE FOLLOW THROUGH WITH ITEM NUMBER 37, OR IS THE IDEA LIKE IF THEY WANT TO DO THIS IN THE FUTURE WE WOULD JUST LIKE THEM TO GET THIS WORK OUT OF THE WAY TO HELP? >>YEAH, I THINK IT IS THE LATTER, IF THEY ARE GOING TO DO THIS WORK. FOR EXAMPLE IF THEY DECIDE THEY STILL WANT TO DO HIGH BARRIER INDIVIDUAL ENHANCED PROBATION PROGRAM, BY WORKING SOME OF THE PROBATION COUNSELORS THEY CURRENTLY HAVE, THEN I THINK IT IS STILL REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THAT PROGRAM WOULD BE, AND HOW IT WOULD BE IMPLEMENT IT AND HOW IT WOULD IMPACT FOLKS. SO, IT IS MORE I THINK A CAUTIONARY APPROACH, BUT, THAT IS WHAT THE INTENT IS THERE. >>I WOULD JUST NOTE THAT FOR ITEM NUMBER 37, THE REVISOR ON OPERATIONS BUDGET THE LIFT IS CONDITIONED ON THE AUDITORS REPORT COMING BACK THAT WE PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED AS WELL AS THE OTTOMAN SEVEN A1. >>SO, THEY COULD ISSUE A REPORT IN RESPONSE TO SAYING THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PURSUE A HIGH-END PROBATION, HIGH BARRIER PROBATION PROGRAM WHICH WOULD SATISFY THE REQUEST OF THE PROVISO IN ITEM 37? 36? >>YESTERDAY >>S, 37. >>WE TALKED ABOUT A MARCH 31st DATE EARLIER. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF THESE COULD BE STREAMLINED, SO THAT THEY COULD BE REVIEWED AT THE SAME TIME, BUILDING ON WHAT YOU DESCRIBED WOULD YOU BE OPEN TO THAT? >>NO OBJECTION. >>ONTO THE DEADLINE THEN VERY GOOD. THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAES AS COSPONSOR TO THIS, RAISE YOUR HAND. >>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU. MOVING ON TO 41. >>THANK YOU CHAIR BAGSHAW, THE NEXT ITEM IS A RESPONSE BY COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES AND OUR STATEMENT OF INTENT RELATED CONDITIONS MADE BY THE SEATTLE ENTRY WORKER, IT IS THE FINAL REPORT RELEASED IN OCTOBER 2018. THE FIRST IN THE SERIES IS CJ 21 A1, THAT REQUIRES THAT EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS REPORT ON REENTRY RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING INCREASING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, SPECIFICALLY, IT ASKS THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS WORK WITH FORMAL INCARCERATED COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO DEVELOP A PLAN WHICH SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESSES OWNED BY THOSE WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES. IT ASKS THAT THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCREASE HIRING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES. OED FINANCE AND ADMITTED FOR SERVICES PREPARE A REPORT ON HOW THE CITY CAN INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PROPOSALS REQUEST ALTERCATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS WHERE BUSINESSES OWNED AND LED BY FORMAL INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS. LASTLY, IT ASKED THAT AS DHR AND OED DEVELOP A REPORT ON HOW THE CITY CAN DEVELOP HIRING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FORMAL INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS THE REPORT WOULD BE DUE BACK BY JULY 1, 2020. >>WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS? >>THAT WAS A THOROUGH DISCUSSION. THIS IS MY ATTEMPT TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE REENTRY WORKGROUP, WHICH WERE THE SUBJECT OF MUCH DISCUSSION FOR THE BUDGET CYCLE THEY HAVE BEEN SITTING ON A SHELF NOW FOR A YEAR, WHICH IS NOTHING MORE I HATE THAN HAVING CONDITIONS SITTING ON A SHELF WITH HAVING NOTHING DONE WITH THEM. I THINK THAT THE REENTRY WORK IS DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER BODY OF WORK RELATED TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, IN THE SENSE THAT WE ALREADY HAVE A SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS THERE IS CONSENSU AROUND THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS JUST A MATTER OF FIGURING OUT HOW TO CONTINUE THE MOMENTUM OF IMPLEMENTING GOES. AND AGAIN, CHAIR BAGSHAW AND COLLEAGUES I KNOW YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT THE MASSIVE VOID IN THE REENTRY SPACE, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT. THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO DIRECT APARTMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THEM, LET’S GET GOING AND COME UP WITH SORT OF THE PLAN FOR HOW WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO PUT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS INTO PRACTICE, AND INTO THE FIELD, AND HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO DO THAT WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE BUDGET SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THOSE CONVERSATIONS NEXT YEAR IN THE RAMP UP TO A BIENNIAL BUDGET, AS TO WHAT RESOURCES WOULD BE NEEDED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE OTHER PERSON SUCCESSFUL. AS FAR OF THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES THAT COULD BE AVAILABLE TO FOLKS WHO ARE ABOUT TO BE RELEASED FROM JAIL AND BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THEY HAVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, AND HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF NOT REOFFENDING. >>THANK YOU. FOR THAT. MY UNDERSTANDING HERE IN THIS ONE IS THAT YOU WANT TO IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE AND THEN JUST HAVE A REPORT BACK ON HOW IT IS GOING POINT >>THIS WOULD BE — WE HAVE EFFECTIVE RECOMMENDATIONS, FROM THE REENTRY WORKGROUP. WHAT WE DON’T HAVE IS THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS. SO, THIS IS TELL ME HOW YOU WILL IMPLEMENT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS. THAT ARE ALL RELATED TO CONNECTING FEASIBLE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, JOBS, TRAINING, ET CETERA, TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THEY THEY DO LEAVE THE JAIL FACILITIES, THEY HAVE A SET OF SKILLS AND A PLAN IN PLACE FOR EXAMPLE TO BE ABLE TO REENTER INTO OUR COMMUNITY. >>WELL DONE. DO YOU WANT TO ADD A DATE CERTAIN TO THIS? >>JULY 2020 POINT >>DO YOU WANT TO HAVE THAT THERE? >>I THINK THIS IS SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE OTHER BODY OF WORK WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. TO TELL ME HOW WE WILL ACTUALLY GOING TO PRACTICE. >>ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THAT, THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A COSPONSOR RAISE THEIR HAND. GREAT, YOU ARE THE SPONSOR POINT >>HAS STILL BEEN RAISING MY HAND, JUST IN CASE. >>42? >>NEXT ITEM IS LEGISLATIVE INTENT, CJ 22 A1, IT REQUEST EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING CITY MASTER LEASING OPTIONS. AGAIN THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO REENTRY WORK REGULATIONS. >>THANK YOU. AND, ITEM 42, COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES, YOU WANT TO CONTINUE THE ON THIS? >>SAME THEORY AS THE PREVIOUS, IN TERMS OF, WE HAVE A SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE GRAND PRIX GROUP BUT WE DON’T HAVE IS CONCRETE RESPONSE FROM THE CITY ABOUT HOW IT IS GOING TO IMPLEMENT THIS RECOMMENDATION. THIS ONE IS RELATED TO MASTER LEASING, SO WE HAVE BEEN AS A CITY DOING WORK AROUND MASTER LEASING PROGRAMS, THAT FOCUS I THINK JUST GENERICALLY ON OUR POPULATION. THIS WOULD SORT OF REQUIRE AN INTENTIONAL THINKING AROUND HOW TO ADDRESS THE HOUSING STABILITY NEEDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EXITING OUR JUROR SYSTEM — JAIL SYSTEM AND REENTERING SOCIETY. SO IT WAS MORE OF A LET’S THINK ABOUT THIS POPULATION INTENTIONALLY, IN TERMS OF HOW WE CONNECT THEM TO THESE MASTER LEASING OPTIONS, AS OPPOSED TO THE CREATION OF AN ENTIRELY NEW PROGRAM, IT WOULD BE BAKED WITHIN THE EXISTING WORK THAT THE CITY IS DOING IN THAT SPACE. >>GREAT. COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR RAISE YOUR HAND. VERY GOOD .43? >>43, STATEMENT ALLEGEDLY OF INTENT, CJ 24 A1 REQUESTS THAT THE LAW DEPARTMENT REPORT ON EXPANDING PREFILING DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES TO THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 25 AND THE REPORT WILL BE DUE BACK MAY 15 OF 2020. >>COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES? >>THANK YOU, LET’S SEE, THIS IS 24 A1, IS THAT WHERE WE ARE AT? >>2481. >>OKAY, SO THIS WOULD REALLY BE DESIGNED TO BUILD ON MUCH OF THE SUCCESS THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE HAS HAD WITH PREFILING DIVERSION FOR THE 18- 24-YEAR-OLDS GROUP, AND WE KNOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN USING CHOOSE 180 IN THAT PARTICULAR SPACE AND SO I AM ASKING THAT WE SCOPED OUT AND EFFECTIVELY DETERMINE HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST FOR THE CITY TO FILE DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 25. FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CHARGES THAT COULD BE SUBJECT TO PREFILING. THIS IS A PART OF THE VISION AROUND, WHEN YOU HAVE A GREAT MODEL LIKE WE DO IN THE 18-24 SPACE FOR DIVERSION, HOW CAN WE AFFECT THOSE EFFORTS, AND PARTS OF OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC POPULATIONS, TO SEE SIMILAR SUCCESSFUL RESULTS. >>OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME TO COSPONSOR AND RAISE YOUR HAND? >>OKAY. EXCELLENT. ITEM 44? >>ITEM 44, STATEMENT ALLEGEDLY OF INTENT, CJ 26 A1 REQUESTS THAT SPD, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, DEVELOP A REPORTING ACT MECHANISM THAT ACCURATELY CAPTURES RACE DATA WOULD BE DUE BACK 2020 POINT >>COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES? >>ME AGAIN. HERE I AM. IS STILL HERE. SO, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO HEAR, I THINK THAT COUNCILMEMBER WARREN IS REALLY CUTE THIS CONVERSATION UP IN HER RESOLUTION AND EFFORTS AROUND MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AS WELL YOU ARE REALLY TALKING ABOUT HOW, AS A PRACTICE, THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS A BIT OF ASSISTANCE, AND WE NEED A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THEY ARE TRACKING DATA RELATED TO RACE AND IMMENSITY, AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER PARTS OF OUR CITY SYSTEM THAT RELIES ON DATA THAT THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT COLLECTS. SO, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR EXAMPLE IS THAT ONE OF THE MAJOR IMPEDIMENTS THEY HAVE IN PROVIDING A CLEAR PICTURE OF THE IMPACT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS FROM THE COURT’S PERSPECTIVE IN TERMS OF THIS PROPORTIONATE IMPACT ON RACE, WE HAVE HEARD FROM THEM THAT IT IS INCOMPLETE AND INACCURATE OR BASED ON FAULTY DATA, BECAUSE THEY RELY ON THE DATA BEING COLLECTED BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS IT RELATES TO RACE AND SO OF COURSE , WHEN WE ARE LOOKING AT THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE KNOW THAT OFTEN TIMES NATIVE PEOPLE ARE MISCLASSIFIED AS SOMETHING ELSE, AND THE LACK NEXT — COMMUNITY IS BEING MADE INVISIBLE BUT PUT INTO THE CATEGORY OF WHITE IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THEY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO TRACK ETHNICITY, SO, I THINK THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO IMPROVE SOME OF THE RACE AND ETHNICITY BASED DATA THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS COLLECTING WHICH WOULD REQUEST THAT THE REPORT BE COMMITTED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE IN THAT SPACE. >>COMMENTS? >>I STRONGLY SUPPORT THIS, I APPRECIATE YOU PUTTING IT TOGETHER. YOU MAY RECALL A FEW YEARS AGO WE PASSED A LAW LOOKING AT POTENTIAL FOR RACIAL PROFILING AND TRYING TO CAPTURE DATA ON WHO IS ARRESTED, WHO IS STOPPED, WHETHER THERE IS PROBABLE CAUSE OR NOT WE WANT TO CAPTURE THE STATE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT REQUIRED TO TRACK IT TO THE BEST THAT THEY COULD. SO I AM DISTURBING THAT THIS FEEDS INTO THAT WORK AS WELL. IF SO, WE HAD CENTRAL STAFF SORT OF LOOK AT THAT COMPONENT IN THE RACIAL PROFILING BILL, THAT THE CITY PASSED THROUGH COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES’S COMMITTEE, AND SEE HOW THAT SORT OF TIES INTO THIS WORK THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT BODY OF WORK TO GET DONE. >>THEN OF COURSE, WE ALSO HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ IS RESOLUTION, THAT HAS A SIMILAR REQUIREMENT, AND THEN WE ALSO HAD THE CITY COUNCIL I THINK IN 2015 PASS, I THINK IT WAS A RESOLUTION AROUND DESEGREGATION OF DATA. SO, I THINK THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO MAYBE GET ALL UNDER THE SAME UMBRELLA AND FINALLY TRY TO CRACK THIS NUT, BECAUSE IT IS REALLY I THINK CREATING SIGNIFICANT ISSUES IN OTHER PARTS OF OUR CITY FAMILY THAT REALLY RELY ON THE DATA BEING COLLECTED BY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AS WE ARE TAKING A CRITICAL AND DEEP LOOK INTO THE IMPACT OF OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ON CERTAIN OPERATIONS. >>TO FEED INTO THAT POINT, WHAT I DON’T WANT THE DEPARTMENT , THE SEATTLE POLICE TO DO IS TO LOOK AT THIS MEANINGFUL SLIDE, LOOK AT THE WORK WE ARE TRYING TO DO AND SAY, ANOTHER REPORT, IF THEY CAN ACTUALLY OWN THIS WORK, AND GET ON BOARD THROUGH LEADERSHIP WITH RANK- AND-FILE AND SAY THIS IS IMPORTANT DATA FOR US TO COLLECT, I THINK THEY CAN HELP MANAGE THIS PROCESS, AND NOT SUGGESTING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RESISTANT TO IT, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET SOME FEEDBACK FROM THEM AS WE PASS AND THEY LOOK AT HOW THEY WILL MANAGE THIS WORK. I WOULD LOVE FOR THEIR BUY-IN, AND I’M NOT CONVINCED THAT THERE HAS BEEN THE KIND OF BUY- IN WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE BUT LET’S SEE, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME, TO HAVE THE DEPARTMENT REALLY EMBRACE THIS KIND OF DATA GATHERING. >>AND SPECIFICALLY WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD ON THAT? >>WE CAN TALK OFF-LINE ABOUT IT. I CERTAINLY SUPPORT IT AT THIS POINT BUT I THINK CENTRAL CENTRAL STAFF REALIZES THAT WE HAVE AND EXPRESS NEED, A WELL ARTICULATED NEED FOR THIS KIND OF DATA GATHERING. >>HAPPY TO WORK TOGETHER, AS WE MAKE OUR WAY TO FORM C POINT >>COUNCILMEMBER? >>THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER ON THE LIST, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD LONG DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE DAYS THAT I WAS A PUBLIC DEFENDER, IN THE LATE 80s. SO, WHAT COUNTS MEMBER GONZALES IS DOING I THINK IS LOOKING FORWARD, AND ALSO, WE ARE RECOGNIZING THE DAY AND AGE OF CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING, THAT THE DATA IS REALLY CRITICAL, NOT JUST IN WHO GETS ARRESTED, AND RECIDIVIST, BUT ALSO, AS WE KNOW WITH MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS WHAT SERVICES ARE BEING PROVIDED AND WHAT SERVICES ARE BEING DENIED. SO, STARTING WITH WHAT WE HAVE THE FINAL POSITION FOR, MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN EXPERTISE ANALYSIS AND EXPERTISE PUT OVER SPD I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COUNCILMAN ROSALES AND COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL, HE WILL BE HERE IN SPIRIT. I THINK WE WILL LEARN A LOT FROM OUR ROLE, AND OUR WORK WITH SPD AND KING COUNTY,WHO HAS NOW PUT TOGETHER A MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS COMMITTEE WHICH WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER, WE ARE THE FIRST CITIES IN THE COUNTRY TO DO THIS. I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THIS AND WORKING WITH COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES ON THIS PARTICULAR POINT, THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES. >>THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR TO ITEM 44, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. VERY GOOD. WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 45. >>AGENDA ITEM 45 IS COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION CJ DASCHLE SIXÃ ÃONE, WHICH WOULD ADD $144,000 OF ONE-TIME GENERAL FUND, FOR A DIVERSION PROGRAM, SPECIFICALLY A CLASS FOR SEX INDUSTRY WORKERS, AND IT WOULD IMPOSE A PROVISO TO THIS EFFECT, IT WOULD GO TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF THE MYSTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS TO CONTRACT WITH A PROVIDER, TO FACILITATE A CLASS THAT WOULD BE LOOKING AT DIVERSION OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ARRESTED, DOING SEX WORK, AND WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH REQUIREMENTS IN SEATTLE MUNICIPAL REQUIREMENTS CODE 12 A POINT >>COUNCILMAN GONZALES? >>THAT WAS A REALLY GOOD DISCUSSION. THIS IS DESIGNED AS AN OPPORTUNITY, IN AN IDEAL WORLD WE WOULD NOT BE ARRESTING SEX WORKERS AT ALL, BUT WE HAVE SEEN RECENTLY THAT THAT IS NOT BEEN THE CASE, AND THERE HAS BEEN AN UNFORTUNATE INTERPRETATION OF PAST PRACTICES AND POLICIES WHICH HAVE RESULTED IN AN UPTICK IN THE ARREST OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE SEX TRADE SPACE, SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US AT THE REQUEST OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR SURVIVORS TO INSTITUTE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PRE-DIVERSION WORK, AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE DONE FOR SEX INDUSTRY WORKERS. SO, THIS IS REALLY AN UPSTREAM APPROACH TO ALLOW FOLKS WHO MIGHT BE ARRESTED FOR THE CRIME OF PROSTITUTION, TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS APPROPRIATE RESOURCES, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THE CHOICES THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THEM, SHOULD THEY CHOOSE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE. IT IS A MODEST INVESTMENT, IT WOULD BE AN ALLOCATION AGAIN TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF THE MYSTIC VIOLENCEAND SEXUAL ASSAULT, TO FUND AN ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD FACILITATE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES, FOR A DIVERSION OF ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES, TO SEX WORKERS IN SEATTLE. >>COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS COSPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. >>CHAIR, BEFORE WE MOVE ON. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY A COUPLE OF WORDS IN GENERAL ABOUT THE STATEMENTS OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT WE JUST MOVED ON. THIS IS NOT MEANT IN FRUSTRATION, IT IS MORE JUST FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD, THE REENTRY RECOMMENDATIONS, WERE REGULATIONS THAT WERE MADE TO MY COMMITTEE AT THE END OF LAST YEAR. I’M SORRY, I SHOULD SAY AT THE END OF 2018. AND, THIS IS WORK THAT WAS DONE AND COORDINATED BY THE BOARD I HAVE OVERSIGHT OF, THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, AND I HAVE BEEN TELLING STAKEHOLDERS WITH THAT WORK THAT I WAS NOT MOVING FORWARD ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS BECAUSE OF THE BUDGET ACTIONS WE TOOK LAST YEAR, RELATED TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM WORK , WHICH CAME OUT OF OUR SHOWS PAPER ABOUT THE NEED — ASHES PAPER THAT COMES OUT OF THE NEED TO ALIGN WORK IN THE DEPARTMENT, AND THE CITY’S EFFORT AROUND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM HAS BECOME VERY CUMBERSOME AND DIFFICULT FOR MANY CITY DEPARTMENTS TO PRIORITIZE. SO, THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I KEEP ASKING THE QUESTION, OF WHERE ARE WE ON PULLING TOGETHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL AGAIN AND WORKING WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE EQUITY TEAM OR SIMILAR WORKING GROUP, TO ALIGN CURRENT AND FUTURE POLICY INVESTMENTS AND OUTCOMES REGARDING THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM., WE HAD TALKED ABOUT A RESOLUTION OUTLINING THE COUNCILS GOALS TO ENGAGE WITH COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS MOST IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL AND LEGAL SYSTEM AS A WAY OF PRIORITIZING OUR WORK. SO REALLY, I APOLOGIZE, TO THE PUBLIC, THAT THIS IS THE MESSAGE I HAVE BEEN GIVING, OUT OF RESPECT FOR MY COLLEAGUE ON THE LEFT, AND HER WORK IN THIS AREA, DECIDED THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET GOING ON IT, AND I AM SORRY FOR THE MISS UNDERSTANDING. >>I APPRECIATE YOUR WORDS. AND I AM UNCLEAR ON WHY YOU ARE APOLOGIZING BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE APOLOGIZING AND WHY. BUT I WAS MAKING THE ASCENSION WE NEEDED TO WAIT UNTIL THE OTHER BODY OF WORK WAS DONE AND I’VE BEEN TELLING MEMBER’S OF THE PUBLIC TO CARE REALLY DEEPLY ABOUT THIS ISSUE THAT WE NEEDED TO WAIT. >>AND — YOU KNOW, I AM SORRY THAT YOU WERE IN THAT SITUATION AND I THINK WE JUST FINALLY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY I AND COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN AND SORT OF HASH OUT IN THE COURSE OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS, THAT I HAD WITH COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF, IT STARTED BECOMING MORE CLEAR TO ME, THAT WE DID NOT NECESSARILY NEED TO WAIT. SO, I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT COMMUNICATING MORE CLEARLY, WITH YOU DIRECTLY AS SOMEBODY WHO WAS OVERSEEING SOME OF THAT REENTRY WORK. BUT I DO REALLY SEE THEM NOW, NOW THAT WE HAVE A CLEARER WORKPLAN AROUND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REALIGNMENT WORK, I HAVE A BETTER HANDLE ON WHAT THE TWO DIFFERENT BODIES OF WORK ARE, AND FEEL LIKE WAITING FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REALIGNMENT WORK FOR HAPPEN IT DOES WORK TO HAPPEN IS GOING TO CREATE UNDUE AND UNNECESSARY DELAY ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REENTRY WORK GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS. SO, I AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE SUPPORTIVE OF MOVING FORWARD, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STAY ON THE SAME TRAIN SCHEDULE IN THE FUTURE. >>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP, I APPRECIATE THE DISCUSSION POINT >>OKAY. WE ARE NOW MOVING ON TO ITEM 46 . BRING THAT UP AND WE WILL PITCH IT TO COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT WHEN YOU’RE DONE. >>ITEM 46 IS COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION CJ 62 DASH EIGHT AT ONE, WHICH IS $520,600 IN ONGOING GENERAL FUND, TO HST FOR YOUTH DIVERSION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS. AND IT INCLUDES THREE OVERALL LARGER BUCKETS, THE FIRST IS AN ACTION TO ALLOCATE $300,000 TO HST, TO CONTRACT WITH A COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION SUCH AS YOUTH CONSORTIUM TO FUND YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAMS. THE SECOND BUCKET, IS $122,600 TO CONTRACT WITH A COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION SUCH AS CREATIVE JUSTICE TO FUND AN ARTS-BASED ALTERNATIVE TO SECURE DETENTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. THE THIRD ITEM, IS $100,000 TO HST FOR A CONTRACT SUPPORTING YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICES, WITH A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION SUCH AS THE RAINIER BEACH ACTION COALITION CORNER PROGRAM, WHICH IS A NON-ARREST CRIME REDUCTION SAFETY PROJECT FOCUSING ON CONFORMING SPACES THAT ARE — CRIME. >>THANK YOU FOR THE DISCUSSION. IT WAS ALREADY DESCRIBED REALLY WELL IN TERMS OF THE BREAKDOWN WE ARE PROPOSING. JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE COUNCIL KNOWS, THE DIFFERENT BUCKETS THAT WE ARE ALLOCATING ARE FOCUSED ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF VERY POSITIVE DIVERSION PROGRAMS, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE COUNCIL IS AWARE THAT THE GROUPS WHICH PROVIDE THESE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS REALLY WORK TOGETHER, THEY WORK IN SOLIDARITY WITH ONE ANOTHER. THEY DO NOT WORK IN SEPARATE SILOS. SO, WHATEVER FUNDS WE ALLOCATE EACH OF THESE PROGRAMS I THINK THEY ARE VERY WELL PREPARED IN TERMS OF HOW THEY WORK TOGETHER IN GRASSROOTS TO WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER TO BE SURE THAT THEY ENHANCE EACH OTHER. WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY IS THAT IF WE ALLOCATE 300,000, FOR EXAMPLE, TO THE YOUTH CONSORTIUM , MY BELIEF FROM HAVING SEEN HOW WELL THESE PROGRAMS WORK IS THAT THE VALUE THAT SOCIETY WILL GET OUT OF THIS $3000 IS PROBABLY WORTH MORE THAN THE $300,000 STACK, JUST BECAUSE OF THE POSITIVE EFFECTS THAT WE SEE. JUST A FEW THINGS TO HIGHLIGHT, ABOUT SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS, THE YOUTH CONSORTIUM WHICH INCLUDES COMMITTEE PASSAGEWAYS, ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE THIS YEAR AND I HAVE SHARED THIS WITH YOU, TERRY BRADSHAW, THEY ORGANIZED A CANDIDATE AND OBVIOUSLY WE ARE OWN COUNSEL AND CAN’T TALK ABOUT THE FORM ITSELF IN TERMS OF A CANDIDATE BUT THIS WAS A FORM OF FORMS ORGANIZED BY YOUNG PEOPLE OF COLOR, MANY OF THEM TEENAGERS, MANY OF THEM ACTUALLY ELIMINATING AGE. AND I HAD PREPARED QUESTIONS, THEY HAD ORGANIZED THE FORMAT, AND IT WAS VERY DIRECT, IT WAS VERY DYNAMIC. AND, THEY ACTUALLY HELD CANDIDATES TO ACCOUNT MUCH BETTER THAN IN MOST QUORUMS. SO I WAS JUST REALLY IMPRESSED AT HOW WELL IT WAS DONE, AND HOW DESERVING THE PROGRAM IS. ON CREATIVE JUSTICE, THE THING TO MENTION ABOUT THAT IS YOUTH REFORM TO THE CREATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM IN 3 TO 4 MONTH LONG SESSIONS, THAT MEET TWICE WEEKLY AND EACH SESSION PROJECT HAS A UNIQUE FOCUS THAT IS COLLABORATIVELY DIRECTED BY THE USE, AND MENTOR ARTISTS TEAM AND THE GOAL IS TO CREATE A COMMUNITY SPACE TO SHARE STORIES, HEAL, AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF YOUTH IN COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED BY THE SCHOOL TO PRISON TO DEPORTATION PIPELINE. THIS IS ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT ASPECT OF CREATIVE JUSTICE, BRINGING TOGETHER BLACK AND BROWN YEARS AND ALSO IMMIGRANT BLACK AND BROWN YEARS, AND PEOPLE WHO ARE FACING EITHER A PASSAGEWAY TO PRISON OR DEPORTATION AND SOMETIMES BOTH, SOMETIMES IMMIGRANT YOUTH OF COLOR FACE BOTH THREATS. AT THE SAME TIME, AND SO, THE — IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT BRINGS ALL OF THEM TOGETHER AND EACH SESSION CONCLUDES WITH A PUBLIC ART SECTION, AND ONE OF THE GOALS OF THAT ACTION AND THEY ORGANIZE IT IN SUCH A WAY TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER PRAYER TIES SOLUTIONS ON THE COMMUNITY TO DISMANTLE THE SCHOOL TO PRESENT TO DEPORTATION PIPELINE, AND TO BUILD A TRULY JUST AND RESTORATIVE SYSTEM. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE PROGRAM FOCUSING ON TRANSFORMING SPACES THAT ARE MOST PREVALENT FOR YOUTH CRIME BY EMPLOYING YOUTH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO CREATE ENGAGING EVENTS WITH CORNER, FOOD, MUSIC AND INFORMATION LOCATIONS, AND THIS IS ESPECIALLY BENEFICIAL, IN THE RAINY RALLY IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, WHERE THINGS úAND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LEFT BEREFT OF THEIR COMMUNITY WITH SO MUCH GENTRIFICATION. SO IT WILL FILL IN A LOT OF THE GAPS IN A VERY EFFECTIVE WAY ON A VERY SHOESTRING BUDGET. >>PLEASE GO AHEAD COUNCIL PRESIDENT? >>I JUST HAD A CLARIFYING QUESTION OF THE WORK THAT COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT WHICH SOUNDS AWESOME AND MEANINGFUL SO I DON’T QUESTION ANY OF THAT. IS THIS POSSIBLE AND ARE THESE ORGANIZATIONS THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON ARE UNABLE TO GET FUNDING NOW, OR ARE THESE ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED NOW AND WE JUST WANT TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF THE WORK THEY ARE DOING OR MAYBE WE DON’T KNOW? I’M TRYING TO GET A FEEL FOR WHICH ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN FUNDED AND WHICH ONES FOR WHATEVER REASON COULD NOT GET FUNDED. >>THE SHORT ANSWER IS BOTH. SOME OF THE PROGRAMS HAVE HAD FUNDS, BUT WE ALSO, BECAUSE THEY WERE WORKING SO WELL, TO GIVE YOU A CONCRETE EXAMPLE COMMITTEE PASSAGEWAYS DID WHEN FUNDING FOR THAT IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET, BUT IT WAS SORT OF VALENCES THESE ARE ALSO SMALL CHUNKS LET ME BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT, THESE ARE NOT LAVISH CHUNKS OF MONEY IN ANY WAY, BUT PREVIOUSLY IT WAS EVEN SMALLER, AND JUST SEEING HOW FAR THEY MADE THAT MONEY GO, THE DOLLAR AMOUNT GO, WE ASKED THEM, WHAT COULD YOU DO — COULD YOU DO EVEN BIGGER GIVEN YOUR CAPACITY AND THEY HAVE GIVEN US VERY REALISTIC AMOUNTS, THEY HAVE NOT OVERSTATED WHAT THEY CAN DO IN THEIR PROGRAMS. SO IT IS THAT, BUT IT IS ALSO THE OTHER ASPECT THAT WE WANT TO TAKE CARE OF, WE WANTED THE MONEY TO GO TO THESE PROGRAMS IMMEDIATELY, RATHER THAN SPENDING A LARGE TIME IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET SITTING IN SOME POT AND THEN MONTHS LATER BEING REALLOCATED. WE SAW HOW THE BC ORGANIZATION THEY GOT THEIR MONEY THAT WE ALLOCATED IN THE BUDGET LAST YEAR ONLY IN SEPTEMBER, LAST MONTH. SO WE DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. >>AND, I AM SUPPORTIVE OF WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO, I AM JUST SIMPLY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHICH ONES, BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY ORGANIZATIONS DOING PHENOMENAL WORK AND SOMETIMES SOME OF THE SAME PEOPLE ARE WORKING WITH MANY ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL. SO I WOULD AGREE THAT PARTICULARLY IN SOME OF WHAT I’VE ADDED, B,25,000 50,000 THERE IN A BIG BUT IT SEEMS LIKE AN LOT, THE IMPACT ON THESE COMMUNITIES CAN BE LEVERAGED TO GET FOUR OR FIVE TIMES THE VALUE OUT OF THE MODEST INVESTMENT SO I DO FAVOR THAT APPROACH. >>RIGHT. JUST TO CLARIFY, TO COUNCILMEMBER HAROLD’S POINTS, THE WAY WE CAME UP WITH THIS FUNDING WAS NOT TO CHERRY PICK SOME ISOLATED PROGRAMS. THERE ARE OTHER PROGRAMS ALSO TO DO REALLY GOOD WORK. THIS INPUT THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM THE COMMUNITY GROUPS ON THE BASIS OF THEM ALL HAVING BROAD DISCUSSION AMONGST THEMSELVES, INCLUDING OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED HERE, AND HAVING ARRIVED AT A COLLECTIVE DECISION THAT ACTUALLY AUGMENTING THE FUND FOR THESE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS WOULD HELP THEM GO A LONG WAY I DON’T BELIEVE GREETERS WAS FUNDED INITIALLY. JUST TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE THE TOTAL AMOUNT FOR ALL THESE PROGRAMS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IS SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT THAT THE MAYOR IS PROPOSING FOR ADDITIONAL HIRING BONUSES AND NEW POLICE OFFICERS. GIVEN THAT THESE ARE YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAMS IT IS GOOD TO SORT OF COMPARE THE TWO. >>AMY, DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET RIGHT NOW? HOW MUCH WE SPEND ON YOUTH DIVERSION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS? >>THE YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM IS 1.8 MILLION, IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET, THIS WOULD RAISE UP TO 2.3 MILLION. I WAS GOING TO MENTION, I DO HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PREVIOUS FUNDING, OR EXISTING FUNDING FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND I AM HAPPY TO SEND THAT OUT, IT GETS A LITTLE BIT COMPLEX WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT CONSORTIUMS OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE FUNDED, SOME OF WHICH ARE NOT, SOME OF WHICH MIGHT NOT GET FUNDING FOR THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF PROGRAMMING, AS WELL AS THERE ARE ALSO ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ALSO FUNDED FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM. >>EXCELLENT. MAYBE YOU KNOW, AND I WANT TO ASK COUNSEL, COUNCILMEMBERS AND WANT TO WEIGH IN ON THIS, HOW IS THIS DISTRIBUTED? IS IT ON AN RFP GRACE IS? A GRANT? HOW DO WE DO IT? >>TYPICALLY, AT HSD, THEY DO DISTRIBUTE THE MONEY IN A FEW WAYS. ONE IS THROUGH AN RFP PROCESS, SO FOR EXAMPLE THIS YEAR THERE IS A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RFP THAT WILL BE ISSUED AND WILL FUND ORGANIZATIONS, BASED ON COMPETITIVE PROCESS. OCCASIONALLY THEY DO SOLE-SOURCE CONTRACT IS SPECIFY THE PROGRAM THEY WANT FUNDED. ALSO SOMETIMES IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WILL ADD ABOUT MONEY TO EXISTING CONTRACTS, SO IF THEY HAVE SIX ORGANIZATIONS, THAT ARE PROVIDING FOOD AND MEALS, FOR EXAMPLE, AND THEY HAVE $100,000 THEY WILL DISTRIBUTE THAT EQUITABLY AMONGST THE ORGANIZATIONS SO IT DEPENDS ON CIRCUMSTANCES BUT I’LL TAKE A STAB JUST SOME DIRECTION AT LEAST FOR THE DEPARTMENT, TO ESTABLISH A RECORD OF THAT, IT HAS BEEN MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE, THAT FOR SOME OF THE SMALLER AWARDS, THAT I FROWN UPON THE PRACTICE WHERE WE DO HAVE SOME ORGANIZATIONS COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER, DURING THE SAME KIND OF WORK. AND WHILE WE TRY NOT TO EARMARK AND DESIGNATE, MY HOPE ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND WE HAVE BEEN PRETTY SUCCESSFUL DOING THIS, DISORDER DESCRIBING THE SCOPE OF WORK. BUT WE SORT OF KNOW WHO IS BEST POSITIONED TO DO THAT IN MANY OF THESE COMMUNITIES. SO, I JUST THINK THE RFP PROCESS IS FRAUGHT WITH A LOT OF ISSUES, PARTICULARLY THOSE SOMETIMES LARGE ORGANIZATIONS BETTER POSITIONED TO RESPOND TO THE RFP. SO I AM COMFORTABLE SUPPORTING THIS AD WITH THE DIRECTION THAT IS NOT MY EXPECTATION, THIS LONG DRAWN OUT RFP PROCESS WE TRIED TO DESCRIBE THE WORK, SORT OF COMMUNITY DRIVEN, SO TO SPEAK POINT >>THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO AVOID AND ALSO JUST TO CLARIFY, THE ORGANIZATION THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE ARE NOT ACTUALLY LARGE ESTABLISHED ORGANIZATIONS, THESE ARE TRULY GRASSROOTS EFFORTS, AND THEY ARE TRULY YOUTH LED EFFORTS. I HAVE SEEN THIS PERSONALLY. >>CHAIR? >>YES PLEASE. SO, BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTIES WITH THE TRADITIONAL RFP PROCESS, THIS COUNSEL IN THE 2019 BUDGET, I THINK IT WAS ACTUALLY IT HAS BEEN KERRY, I AM LOOKING AT YOU, I THINK IT WAS CARRIED OVER TO 20/20, BECAUSE SSC ARE WAS NOT ABLE TO FUND FROM THE COUNCILS ALLOCATION FOR 2019 OVER $1 MILLION, TO DO A COLLABORATIVE GRANT MAKING PROCESS TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDING TO INVEST IN ALTERNATIVES TO THE CRIMINAL LEGAL PROCESS AND THE HARMS IN THE CRIMINAL LEGAL PROCESS AND THE COLLABORATIVE GRANT MAKING PROCESS WHICH IS LIKE THE SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE GRANT MAKING PROCESS THAT RELIES ON COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO COLLECTIVELY DEVELOP THE THEORY OF CHANGE, ALIGN WITH GOALS, WHAT THE INVESTMENT OUTCOMES ARE, AND ACTUALLY DO THIS SELECTION, AFTER AN APPLICATION IT IS THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT SELECT THE GRANTS THAT RECEIVE THE FUNDING. SO, IT SEEMS LIKE THE ALIGNMENT GRANTING PROCESS, THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON, WITH SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL AS THE INTENT OF THE FUND SEEMS TO BE ALIGNED WITH COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT RECOMMENDATION SO, I AM NOT SURE WHY ALL THESE ORGANIZATIONS THAT I LOVE. I’M A HUGE FAN NOMINATED FOR CROSS CUT ALL WORDS. I’M NOT SURE WHY THEY’RE GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS THAT THE COUNCIL FUNDED TO UPWARDS OF $1 MILLION. >>I JUST NOTE THAT THE MILLION DOLLARS ON THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET, SO THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO CARRY IT OVER. THE MONEY IS THERE FOR THIS YEAR. THE MONEY IS THERE WE ALLOCATED IT LAST YEAR POINT >>THERE IS NO MONEY FOR 2020, THOUGH, RIGHT? >>THE FUNDING IS FOR 2020. SO IF WE PASS THIS BUDGET THAT MILLION DOLLARS WILL GO TOWARDS THE PURPOSE IT WAS INDICATED FOR IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET. >>I WOULD STILL PREFER A STRAW POLL ON THIS, BECAUSE THE VOTE IS FOR THE INTENT OF FUNDING THE PROGRAM ANYTHING THAT IS IMPORTANT, FOR THE GROUPS TO HAVE. BUT, IN RESPONSE TO WHAT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD IS SAYING, WE LOOK INTO THIS QUITE A BIT, AND UNFORTUNATELY, IF ASHA KNOWS BETTER THAN I DID AND I WOULD WELCOME THAT INFORMATION WITH OUR UNDERSTANDING, MY STAFF AND I, OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT YES, MONIES ALLOCATED FOR THESE INTENTIONS, BUT THESE VERY SMALL SORT OF GROUND-LEVEL GROUPS SEE VERY LITTLE OF IT IF AT ALL, THEY ARE MADE TO JUMP THROUGH HOOPS, TO EVEN GET THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF FUNDING, MY INTENT OF BRINGING THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT IS TO GET THROUGH AS MUCH OF THAT PROCESS AS IS POSSIBLE, AND MAKE CLEAR ACCOUNTS OF INTENT THAT WE EXPECT THESE PROGRAMS TO BE FUNDED IMMEDIATELY AND THAT WE DO NOT PUT AN ONEROUS BURDEN ON THESE COMMUNITY GROUPS, TO HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH LOTS OF PAPERWORK AND DELAYS TO BE ABLE TO FIND IT. >>THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, AND I WOULD LOVE TO FIND THAT SWEET SPOT BETWEEN GETTING THESE TO APPLY FOR AND HAVE SOME CREDIBILITY AROUND WHAT THE OUTCOMES ARE AS WELL. WHO DO YOU SEE AS RESPONSIBLE. >>NOT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GROUPS, IT IS NOT JUST MY WORD, IT IS ACTUALLY, WORK PRODUCT, ABILITY IS MORE ON THE SIDE OF THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, WHY ARE THERE SUCH DELAYS, AND SUCH DIFFICULTIES IN THESE VERY SMALL GROUPS, GETTING THE FUNDING THAT THEY NEED. >>AGAIN, I WAS CORRECTED BY CENTRAL STAFF, IT WAS NOT A DELAY, WE ALLOCATED THE FUNDING IN THE 2019 BUDGET FOR 2020, AND SSCR IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN A DISTRIBUTED GRANTMAKING PROCESS TO DISTRIBUTE THE FUNDING, SO THEY ARE IN 2019, EVEN IF THE FUNDING IS NOT PUT FORWARD UNTIL 2020, THEY ARE WORKING ON CREATING THE PROCESS, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT THESE THREE ORGANIZATIONS, INVOLVED IN THE COLLABORATIVE GRANT MAKING PROCESS. AND THEY DEFINITELY SHOULD BE. THIS IS UPWARDS OF $1 MILLION, THAT THIS COUNSEL APPROVED LAST YEAR, FOR THESE PURPOSES. SOC ARE FROM THE RESPONSE I JUST RECEIVED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. THEY ALREADY LAUNCHED A COLLABORATIVE GRANT MAKING PROCESS TO DISTRIBUTE THE FUNDING ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO INVEST IN ALTERNATIVES TO THE CRIMINAL LEGAL PROCESS AND ADDRESSED THE HARMS OF ALL THE CRIMINAL LEGAL PROCESS, IT RELIES ON COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO DEVELOP THE THEORY OF CHANGE, SO, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS SITTING DOWN WITH SSC ARE NOW, TO DEVELOP A THEORY OF CHANGE, THOSE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE INVOLVED IN SELECTING >>AS FAR AS DELAYS — >>AGAIN, WE — >>THAT IS NOT WHAT I’M HEARING FROM THE GROUPS POINT >>THE MONEY ISN’T AVAILABLE UNTIL 2020. >>THEY HAVE ONE YEAR FOR PLANNING. WHICH IS 2019. AND, THE FUNDING WAS ALWAYS INTENDED TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN 2020. >>THAT IS CORRECT. >>BUT, I AM NOT POSITIVE THAT ALL OF THESE POSITIVES — ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE IN IT. I AM NOT SAYING THAT WE SHOULD NOT HAVE LAYERED MONIES, DOUBLE COUNTING FOR THE PROGRAMS BUT CAN I AT LEAST GET AN INTENT, >>I SUPPORT THE INTENT OF FUNDING, WE HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE REVENUE SOURCE WHICH IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT NOW, IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO HAVE IT COME OUT OF THE ADDITIONAL GENERAL FUND OR DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ALREADY HAVE APPROPRIATED DOLLARS INTENDED FOR THIS PURPOSE TO BE FOR REVENUE SOURCE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, IT IS A BURDEN FOR US TO INVEST IN THE SPACE OF YOUR DIVERSION AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AS AN UPSTREAM SOLUTION. FOR THE APPROACH, I AGREE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT’S PERSPECTIVE THAT IN REGARDS ACCOUNTABILITY PIECES THERE ARE SOME IN THE SPACE THAT ARE CONSIDERED ACCOUNTABLE TO PRACTICES. THEY ARE SHOWING GREAT PROMISE, BUT THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THEY ARE SUBJECT TO SOME LONGITUDINAL STUDY WHERE WE GET INTO THE STATISTICS OF IT, RIGHT? BUT, I THINK THAT WE SHOULD BE INVESTING IN THE SPACE THAT REALLY DO MEET THE NEEDS OF THIS PARTICULAR POPULATION IN OUR CITY. SO, HOPEFULLY, WE CAN DO AS COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT SUGGESTED, WHICH IS SEE HOW MANY FOLKS WANTS TO BE COSPONSORS ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE, AND THEN WE CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO WRESTLE WITH WHERE THE REVENUE COMES FROM. I THINK THAT SEEMS LIKE A REASONABLE PATH FORWARD. >>THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT TO THAT POINT, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? >>JUST IN GENERAL, I AM CURIOUS , AND I DON’T KNOW IF I SHOULD ASK THIS FOR COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, BUT HOW DOES THIS MEET WITH DEALS, I KNOW COUNCILMEMBER WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR MY BROTHER’S KEEPER INITIATIVE, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER HAS SIX MILESTONES THAT THEY FOCUS ON IS A PROGRAM, WHICH IS GETTING THE START READY TO LEARN, GRADE LEVEL BY THIRD GRADE, HIGH SCHOOL READY FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER, COMPETING PERSECUTORY EDUCATION AND TRAINING, SUCCESSFULLY ENTERING KIDS ON THE WORKFORCE AND GIVING A SECOND CHANCE IS I’M CONFUSED ABOUT HOW ARE ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS, AND AGAIN, I HAVE SEEN IT NOW WITH HST AND SOME GENERAL FUND, HOW ARE WE MEASURING IT? HOW ARE WE GATHERING IT, WHERE THE GREATEST NEED IS, AND JUST, HOW IS IT BUILDING ON THE COLLECTIVE SUCCESS AND DESIRE ON DOING MORE FOR KIDS? >>I THINK THAT IS A BIG QUESTION, I THINK CERTAINLY WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT DEAL FOR EXAMPLE, A LOT OF THOSE POLICY CHOICES WERE MADE BY THE COUNCIL AND BY THE VOTERS, WHEN THEY WERE APPROVING THE LEVY, AND THAT WAS WHERE THE PRIORITIZATION CAME FROM. I THINK THAT THERE IS OVERLAP AND SOME COMPLEMENT THREE ACTIVITIES BETWEEN DEAL AND HST PARTICULARLY I THINK THEY’RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE A CONSTELLATION OF ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAMS THERE FUNDING THAT FEELING AS MANY GAPS AS THERE ARE AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF GAPS IN TERMS OF SOCIAL SERVICES, I KNOW THAT EVERY PROGRAM IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF THEIR EXACT PROGRAM COMPETENCY AND THINGS LIKE THAT, SO I DO THINK THAT THE BEST DEAL AND HST ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SUITE OF PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE FUNDING COMPLEMENT EVERY, AND FILLING AS MANY OF THOSE GAPS AS POSSIBLE. >>GREAT. >>IF I COULD JUST ADD A QUESTION TO COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, IN ALL TRANSPARENCY, I HAVE BEEN VERY CRITICAL OF THE LACK OF WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WE HAVE TRIED TO SUPPORT IT AS BEST AS WE COULD, BUT THE OUTCOME MILESTONES FRANKLY IF THEY ARE THERE WE DON’T KNOW THAT THEY ARE THERE, THERE HAS NOT BEEN THE TRACTION I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THOSE OUTCOMES, I DON’T KNOW THAT WE ARE PARTNERING AS STRONGLY WITH THE DISTRICT AS WE COULD. TO BE FRANK. >>IN TERMS OF THE PROGRAMS OUTLINED? >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? >>AND, THIS IS JUST TO FURTHER COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT’S POINT. THIS IS A BROADER COMMUNITY CONCERN I HAVE FOR MYSELF, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE, PERHAPS THE OFFICE WITH THE LANGUAGE, THIS COULD CONTINUE PAST NOVEMBER 26 AND WE CAN CONTINUE THIS BUDGET PROCESS BUT IS IMPACTFUL AND BENEFICIAL. >>THANK YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL FOR COSPONSORS TO RAISE YOUR HAND, AT THIS POINT IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN ADDING YOUR NAME TO THIS? VERY GOOD. >>AN EXTRA ONE HERE, TOM. A LATE ADD HERE. >>ALSO AMY I WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW-UP WITH YOU ON THIS BECAUSE A NUMBER OF ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED, THE MAYOR HAS $1.9 BUDGETS, APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED LAST YEAR TO GO FORWARD, AND IF WE COULD JUST CONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION, WE WILL MOVE ON BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE 11 ITEMS TO COVER, HAVE AN AUDIENCE THAT IS READY TO OFFER PUBLIC TESTIMONY, AND I DO WANT ALL OF YOU TO SHORTEN YOUR SPEECHES. I’M SURE YOU HAVE COME FROM TWO MINUTES SINCE WE HAVE WELL EXCEEDED THE 40 PEOPLE, I WOULD ASK YOU THAT WHEN YOU GET UP TO THAT MICROPHONE, FOR ONE MINUTE, SO THAT WE CAN MOVE THROUGH, BECAUSE AFTER THIS IS OVER, WE STILL HAVE MEETINGS THIS EVENING. SO, >>CHAIR BACK SHOCK? >>I JUST NOTICED THE SUN IS OUT NOW MAYBE WE CAN OPEN UP THE BACK DOORS TO GIVE US A BIT MORE LIGHT POINT >>PLEASE, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP. I LOVE IT. SO, WE CAN OPEN THOSE, AND EVERYBODY HAS BEEN FAIRLY QUIET OUTSIDE IT WOULD BE GREAT. THANK YOU. COULD WE MOVE ON TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? THANK YOU AMY USHA AND CARLOS FOR YOUR HELP ON THAT. >>OKAY, ON TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ITEM 47 ON THE AGENDA, COUNSEL ESSENTIALS COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF. >>THANK YOU POINT >>COUNSEL BUDGET ACTION RAD ONE A1 SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER BRIAN WOULD ADD $50,000 ONE-TIME TO THE OFFICE OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO FUND A CONSULTANT STUDY OF REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT DEPENDENT ON FOSSIL FUELS. BY WAY OF BACKGROUND, THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE RESOLUTION 31895 PAST BY COUNSEL IN AUGUST ESTABLISHED A GOAL TO ELIMINATE CLIMATE POLLUTANTS FROM SEATTLE BY 2030, AND COMMITTED THE CITY TO ENSURING A JUST TRANSITION FOR WORKERS WHOSE JOBS CURRENTLY DEPEND ON THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY. THE CITY DOES NOT CURRENTLY HAVE THIS DATA AS THE NUMBER OF WORKERS EMPLOYED EITHER DIRECTLY BY THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRIES OR IN RELATED FIELDS HAS NOT YET DEVELOPED STRATEGIES, DEVELOPING A RELIANCE ON FOSSIL FUELS WORKERS WHOSE EMPLOYMENT DEPENDS ON FOSSIL FUELS IS DEPORTED THROUGH THIS TRANSITION. SO THIS STUDY WOULD ANALYZE REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT, RELATING TO FOSSIL FUELS, PROJECTION FOR JOB GROWTH AND CLEAN ENERGY IN RELATED SECTORS AND DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR THE CITY AND ITS PARTNERS TO SUPPORT IMPACTED WORKERS THROUGH THE TRANSITION FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO CLEANER ENERGY, SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE FAMILY WAGE JOBS WAS ALSO IDENTIFIED STEPS TO DEFY JOB GROWTH IN THE CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR IF THOSE PROGRAM PROJECTIONS ARE NOT IN ALIGNMENT WITH A NUMBER OF FOLKS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER BRIAN? >>ELANA, THAT WAS IT? COLLEAGUES, I WILL JUST ADD THAT THIS IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF INFORMATION, IF WE ARE GOING TO BOTH MAKE THAT TRANSITION OFF OF FOSSIL FUELS AND ENSURE THAT THE TRANSITION IS JUST, WE SIMPLY NEED GOOD INFORMATION ON WHO WAS WORKING IN THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY, TO HELP INFORM HOW TO MAKE THE TRANSITIONS. >>VERY GOOD, THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. VERY GOOD. I LIKE THE TIMING ON THAT ONE. 48, REQUEST THAT OED CREATE STRATEGIES TO CONNECT SMALL BUSINESS PROVIDERS AND DEVELOPERS. >>THIS IS A STATEMENT ALLEGEDLY OF INTENT, A LADY TO A1 SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MUSCAT ART WHICH WOULD REQUEST THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ELEMENT WORK WITH C APARTMENT HOUSING CONSTRUCTION HOUSING INFECTIONS, AND THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO RATIFY STRATEGIES AND DEVELOP TOOLS TO CONNECT BUILDING OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS WITH SMALL BUSINESSES SEEKING TENDENCIES, SEEKING TOOLS MAY BE CREATING A DATABASE OF SMALL BUSINESSES EITHER AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT, OR THAT HAVE BEEN DISPLACED, AND THE INVENTORY OF AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SPACE, POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OUTSIDE OF EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, REGARDING PERMITTING AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS. THE OFFICE OF DEPARTMENT AND CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTION PRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS AFFORDABLE AND MARKET RATE, AND, THIS WOULD BE, THIS REQUEST WOULD BE DUE BACK THE COUNCIL ON MAY 29, 2024 MATERIALS AND A STATUS UPDATE. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BRIAN POINT >>I HAVE THIS ONE. ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL MEMBER MUST DATA. >>COPY TWO POINT >>THEY ARE COVERING THEIR BASES, BUT I WAS TOLD DIRECTLY THAT I WAS GOING TO LEAD ON THIS ONE SO I’M GOING TO DO IT. YOLANDA DID A GREAT JOB OUTLINING THE SPECIFIC COMPONENTS OF THIS STATEMENT ALLEGEDLY OF INTENT, I WOULD JUST LAYER ON TOP OF THAT, THAT I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO CREATE THIS COORDINATION OPPORTUNITY. WE CONTINUE TO HEAR ABOUT THE LACK OF AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL SPACE IN PARTICULAR, SO I THINK THIS IS A REALLY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO CREATE A WORK PLAN AND CONCRETE STRATEGIES, AFFORDABILITY AND DISBURSEMENT ISSUES WE CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM, SMALL BUSINESSES EXPERIENCING OR ARE AT HIGH RISK. WAYS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ONGOING STRATEGIES IN THIS SPACE PRETTY >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>I JUST WANT TO ADD, THAT THIS WORK IS VERY ALIGNED WITH TWO BODIES OF WORK THAT I HAVE BEEN SHEPHERDING THROUGH MY COMMITTEE, WHERE HAS BEEN THE LEGACY IS IN THIS WORK BY IDENTIFYING BUSINESSES THAT ARE AT RISK FOR DEVELOPMENT, GOING OUT OF THE WAY TO PROTECT BUSINESSES, TOWARDS LONGEVITY, INTO COMMUNITIES, THAT ARE LINKED TO HISTORY AND CULTURE IN THE CITY, SIMILARLY, ON THE ARTS SPACE SIDE, ART SPACES ARE OUR BUSINESSES AND THEY ARE ALSO AT A VERY VERY HIGH RISK OF REDEVELOPMENT, AND LOSS OF OUR CULTURAL ART SPACES. SO, AGAIN, THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE HAS BEEN DOING A LOT OF WORK REGARDING SOMETHING CALLED THE CAP REPORT, AND IT IS REALLY FOCUSED ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE OF HOW IT WOULD RETAIN OUR VALUABLE ARTS AND CULTURE SPACES. SO, I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS NOTION OF PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER. DESPITE GREAT. ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR RAISE YOUR HAND. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. >>THE NEXT ITEM IS ANOTHER FROM TERESA, CAN YOU FRAME IT, SHORT FRAME. THERE POINT >>OAD FOUR A1 SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER MUSTARD I WOULD ADD 170,000 GENERAL FUND ONGOING TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC RELEVANT FOR A CONTROVERSIAL — CONTRACT WITH THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT HIGH ROAD PARTICIPANTS WHICH WOULD PROVIDE PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT CAREER ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN DIVORCE AND THE JOB PRETTY >>COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO ARE YOU SPEAKING TO THIS ONE? >>THIS WOULD DEDICATE ONE FTE TO AN ORGANIZATION TO FOCUS ON HIGH ROAD APPOINTMENT, IN PARTICULAR THE ENTITY THAT WORKS WITH YOUTH COMMUNITY’S COLOR AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES. IN MOVING THIS FORWARD WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE LANGUAGE TO DEDICATE THIS TO SHARE OUR VALUES WITH COMMITTEES OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANTS. THIS WOULD ENSURE WE WORK WITH HIGH ROAD EMPLOYER’S TO LACE PEOPLE WITH LIVING WAGE JOBS OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE CITY CAN AFFORD TO LIVE IN THE CITY. RECENT CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE GREEN AND YOU ARE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF CHANGING WORKFORCE AND THE FUTURE OF WORK. AS WORKERS LEAVE SKILLED JOBS THAT WE NEED WORKERS WITH DIFFERENT SKILLS WE MUST ENSURE THAT WE ARE NOT SWAPPING LIVING WAGE UNION JOBS WITH BENEFITS FOR MINIMUM WAGE JOBS. A HIGH ROAD ABOUT A SHIP COORDINATED WOULD ENSURE THAT WE RETAIN HIGHLY SKILLED AND ADEQUATELY COMPETENT WORKERS AND DO NOT SACRIFICE WORKERS AND UNIONS AND BROADER CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CHANGING POSITIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. >>THIS AGAIN WOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC RELEVANT? >>CORRECT. >>VERY GOOD ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? PLEASE, COUNCIL MEMBER? >>I SUPPORT THIS AND I THINK THIS ALSO COMPONENTS THE WORK IN A PREVIOUS SLIDE ASKING SUSTAINABILITY ENVIRONMENT, FOR ELECTRIC HEATING AND COOLING. >>ALL RIGHT, THOSE WHO LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. >>VERY GOOD. ALL RIGHT. LET’S GO TO THE NEXT ITEM. >>COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION OED FIVE A1 SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT WOULD ADD 50,000 GENERAL FUND ONE-TIME TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO FUND A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION, TO SERVE AS MY BUSINESSES ABOUT THE IMPACT OF VACATION, DISBURSEMENT, COMMERCIAL RENT INCREASE AND SOLICIT REGULATIONS FOR HOW THE CITY CAN SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES, PARTICULARLY THOSE OWNED BY HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED PEOPLE. >>OKAY, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>SO THIS IDEA CAME, SORT OF THE GENESIS OF IT WAS FROM THE CENTRAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WHICH, LIKE YOUR GOOD OLD-FASHIONED CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THAT EVIDENCE BIG CORPORATIONS, REPRESENTS TRULY SMALL BUSINESSES AND YOU UNDERSTAND, BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN DANGER OF BEING GENTRIFIED OUT, OWNED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND MANY SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE, SOMETIMES, LIKE A SMALL MAKEUP COUNTER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT WHERE PEOPLE REALLY GET A LIVING, IF AT ALL. SO, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO THE CENTRAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN MY OFFICE, AND ALSO RECENTLY, WE HAD CENTRAL AREA IN THE SOUTH AND SMALL-BUSINESS BRANCH, AND IN FACT, WE HAD BUSINESSES FROM THE NORTH OF SEATTLE, ALSO, TO THE BRANCH, AND THERE, WE DISCUSSED WHAT THEY WANT, AND IF THIS WOULD MAKE SENSE TO THEM, AND MANY POLICIES RELATED TO SMALL BUSINESS, STRUGGLING SMALL- BUSINESS PRODUCTION HAVE COME UP LIKE COMMERCIAL RENT CONTROL, OR SMALL BUSINESS RELOCATION. IN FACT NEW YORK CITY RECENTLY WAS CONSIDERING SOMETHING LIKE THIS OR BODEGAS IN THE CITY, THAT ARE VERY MUCH IN DANGER OF BEING OBLITERATED. AND SO, THERE ARE MANY SUCH IDEAS, BUT IT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WHICH SHOULD BE PRIORITIES FOR THE COUNCIL AND SO ON, SO HAVING A SURVEY LIKE THIS WOULD REALLY HELP, BE HELPFUL, AND IN FACT WHEN WE FLOATED THIS IDEA, THIS BUDGET WE WERE ONLY THINKING OF THE CENTRAL AREA BUT I WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT THIS COULD BE OF TREMENDOUS INTEREST TO BUSINESSES IN COLUMBIA CITY, IN FACT, THERE WAS A TESTIMONIAL, FROM THE LAST PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING FROM A BUSINESS OWNER IN COLUMBIA CITY, WHO SAYS SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE FIBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, WE DON’T WANT TO TURN MAINSTREET INTO A PLACE THAT ONLY BIG CHAINS WITH DEEP POCKETS CAN AFFORD, AND SO, THERE IS REALLY A TREMENDOUS INTEREST AND NEED. IT IS NOT JUST AN INTELLECTUAL INTEREST, THERE IS A NEED FOR THIS KIND OF SURVEY, AND SO, WE ARE PROPOSING, THAT CITY COUNCIL. THIS SURVEY TO DETERMINE WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC ISSUES LEADING TO DISPLACEMENT, AND WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE SOLUTIONS THE COUNCIL COULD WORK ON. >>ANY FURTHER COMMENTS ON THIS? OKAY, THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ALL RIGHT. MOVING ON TO ITEM NUMBER 51. >>THIS IS A STATEMENT OF LETTUCE OF INTENT, OED SEVEN A1 SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO, THIS WOULD REQUEST THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC RELEVANT IDENTIFY STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES NECESSARY TO SUPPORT WORKERS DURING A RECESSION. >>VERY GOOD, COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>COLLEAGUES FOR MANY OF THE WORK, RECESSION IS A SCARY WORD AND MIGHT BE TIMELY GIVEN THAT YESTERDAY THERE WAS AN ARTICLE WITH THE HEADLINE THE U.S. IS BOOMING ECONOMY IS IN A RECESSION. DIRECTOR BOBBY LEE SAID DURING HIS PRESENTATION, THAT DURING RECESSIONS, THE MOST MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES ARE HURT FIRST. HE ALSO SAID THAT DURING A RECESSION, INDIVIDUALS START ESSENCES AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL. I MYSELF WAS NO EXCEPTION, WHEN THE GREAT RECESSION OF 2008 AND NINE HAPPENED AND I DECIDED TO PURSUE GRADUATE SCHOOL. SO, THAT IS WHAT I THINK IT IS PRUDENT FOR THE CITY TO PUT REPAIR FOR ECONOMICS SHIFTS WHICH WILL IMPACT OUR CITIZENS WHILE WE ARE IN A STRONG ECONOMIC POSITION. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ASSESSMENT OF HOW RECESSION WILL IMPACT APPOINTMENT IN SEATTLE, AND WHAT RESOURCES OED WOULD NEED TO SUPPORT JOB TRAINING, SMALL-BUSINESS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN RESPONSE TO THAT IMPACT, I THINK THIS ALSO ALIGNS TO THE IMPACT THAT COUNCIL MEMBER MUSCAT SPOKE ON BEHALF OF, AND THE EFFORTS THAT ALL OF YOU ARE WISHING TO PURSUE AS WELL. >>FOR THE COMMENTS ON THIS ONE? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. VERY GOOD. NEXT ONE IS ITEM 52, ADDING 116 DOLLARS MISSION TAX. >>COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION OED ATE A ONE — 8 A 1 WOULD ADD ATTACKS FOR FTE PROGRAM LEAD, I WOULD NOTE THAT, BASED ON FEEDBACK WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM EXECUTIVES THIS PROPOSAL WILL BE CHANGING TO FUND A FILM AND MUSIC PROGRAM WHICH IS AN ELIGIBLE EXPENDITURE FROM THE ADMISSIONS TAX. AND, THE INTENT OF THIS POSITION WOULD BE TO MANAGE FILM INDUSTRY FUNCTIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>YES. SO, WE HAVE HEARD FROM FOLKS WITHIN THE FILM INDUSTRY, THAT THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR SOMEBODY WHO DOES THIS SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITTING TO FOCUS ON THEIR INDUSTRY. THE OFFICE OF THE DEVELOPMENT HAD PUT A REQUEST IN FOR THIS POSITION, AS PART OF ITS REALIGNMENT OF THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC, TO BE A CREATIVE INDUSTRY CLUSTER, AND DID NOT RECEIVE FUNDING FOR THAT FUNCTION AND IT IS ONE THAT BOTH — AS I MENTIONED, THE INDUSTRY AS WELL AS THE DEPARTMENT WOULD FIND VERY VALUABLE. >>SO, ANYBODY LIKE TO ADD ANYTHING ON THIS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. VERY GOOD. THE NEXT ONE I THINK IS A PAIR OR PARTNER WITH THIS, SO GO AHEAD. >>COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION OED NINE A1, SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD WOULD PROVIDE A PROVISO FOR THE BUDGET PROVISION IN THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. >>VERY GOOD. COUNCIL MEMBER? >>SO, AS PART OF THE EXECUTIVES REALIGNMENT OF THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC, TO WHAT THEY ARE CALLING A CREATIVE INDUSTRY CLUSTER, THEY ARE TURNING THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC DIRECTOR TO BE A CREATIVE INDUSTRY CLUSTER DIRECTOR, AND THERE IS PROPOSED TO BE A POLICY ADVISOR UNDER THAT DIRECTOR, THAT IS THE NEW POSITION, WHICH HAS BEEN ADDED AS PART OF THIS REALIGNMENT. AGAIN, THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE AND OED HAVE BEEN DOING SOME WORK IN THE COMMUNITY, SOME FOCUS GROUP WORK, BUT, FOLKS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY FEEL THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ADEQUATELY REPRESENTED IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS. AND SO, WHAT THIS PROVISO WOULD DO IS, IT WOULD REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE, VERY LIKELY THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY CLUSTER DIRECTOR, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT OPPOSING A PROVISO ON THAT POSITION BUT WE WOULD REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE TO WORK WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN THE FILM AND MUSIC INDUSTRY, TO HELP DEVELOP THIS CONCEPT, AND DEVELOP THE JOB DISCUSSION, FOR THIS PARTICULAR POSITION, AND AFTER THAT WORK IS DONE THEN WE WOULD LOOK AT LIFTING THE PROVISO IS THAT MORE OR LESS RIGHT? BUT I THINK THAT IS CORRECT POINT >>I AM WITHOUT MY SPEAKING POINT SO I’M JUST WINGING IT. BUT YOU DID GREAT. WE HAVE A SLIGHT HERE, ANY OTHER COMMENTS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD THEIR NAME IS COSPONSORED, RAISE YOUR HAND PLEASE. OKAY, VERY GOOD. >>THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM IS THE STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT, OED 10 A1, THIS WOULD REQUEST THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROVIDE REGULATIONS REGARDING THE CREATION OF A FILM COMMISSION. SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD. >>NOTHING TO ADD, THAT IS SELFISH I’M SORRY, I THINK. IT IS A STATEMENT OF WHAT IS LEFT INTENT, ASKING OED TO AGAIN WORK WITH THE INDUSTRY AND MAKE CONDITIONS ON THE WISDOM OF CREATING A FILM COMMISSION AND WHAT THE STRUCTURE OF THAT COMMISSION WOULD BE, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE HEARD, FROM FOLKS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY, IS THAT THEY REALLY NEED SOMETHING THAT IS FOCUSED ON THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY HAVE TO WORK WITHIN. AND SO, I THINK THEY ENVISION A COMMISSION THAT LOOKS PERHAPS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER COMMISSIONS AND WE WANT TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THOSE DISCUSSIONS. >>COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD? >>DOES THE COMMENT, I SUPPORT THIS, ON SOME OF THE GROUPS THAT HAVE COME IN HERE AND ADVOCATED FOR SOME INDUSTRIES, I WAS NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE DIVERSITY THAT I SAW. I’M WONDERING IF THERE IS A WAY TO TRY TO ACHIEVE THAT IN THIS COMMISSION, OR AT LEAST FLAGGED THAT ISSUE, SO I DON’T KNOW IF THE PROPOSER WOULD BE DECEPTIVE TO CALLING THAT OUT? THAT COULD HAVE JUST BEEN WHO SHOWED UP, WHO WAS TESTIFYING, BUT — IT WAS NOT A VERY DIVERSE — >>YEAH, I THINK THAT OUR EXPECTATIONS WITH COMMISSIONS, THEY ARE THAT THEY BE DEMOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE. >>RACIALLY CULTURAL AND ETHNICALLY AS WELL POINT >>I MEAN ACROSS ALL OF THOSE CATEGORIES POINT >>AND BEING VERY SPECIFIC AND INTENTIONAL AND I AM HOPING THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE SOME INTENTIONAL LANGUAGE IN THERE, OTHERWISE IT IS JUST ANOTHER COMMISSION ANYWAY, JUST MY FEELINGS. >>FOR OUR COMMISSIONS, WE DO HAVE REQUIREMENTS THAT THE EXECUTIVE REPORTS ON ALL OF THOSE CATEGORIES, GENDER, AND RACE, AND THAT IS OUR WAY OF CHECKING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE FULFILLING OUR OBLIGATION, AS AN APPOINTMENT AUTHORITY, BECAUSE IT DOES COME BACK ON US, RIGHT? WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE NOMINATING AND APPOINTING ALONG WITH THE MAYOR COMMISSIONERS. SO, BY HAVING THAT REPORTING METHOD ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CLERK FILES THAT WE RECEIVED, WE REVEALED THAT INFORMATION. I WANT TO ALSO FLAGGED THE FACT THAT, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO SPEAKING TO THE FACT THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS DOING THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE, WHICH I AM NOT OPPOSED TO, EVEN THOUGH IT IS VERY CONTROVERSIAL. THE REASON WHY THEY ARE DOING THIS REALIGNMENT IS BECAUSE OF THE FINDING THAT CAME OUT OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES REPORT, AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES REPORT FOUND THAT SEATTLE HAS ONE OF THE HARDEST CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR GDP FROM CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, I THINK IT IS 18 DOLLARS FOR EVERY HUNDRED DOLLARS COMING FROM CREATIVE INDUSTRIES. THE SALARIES ARE FAIRLY HIGH SALARIES, BUT, NOT REPRESENTED ACROSS ALL DEMOGRAPHICS OF PEOPLE. THE HIGH SALARY JOBS ARE GOING TO WIRED CAUCASIAN MEN — WHITE CAUCASIAN MEN. SO, THIS REALIGNMENT OF NOT JUST HAVING A FILM AND MUSIC OFFICE, BUT NOW HAVING A CREATIVE CLUSTERS DIVISION, OR — STRATEGY, IS INTENDED TO ADDRESS JUST THAT ISSUE. SO THAT WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE MAKING SURE ALL OF THE JOBS THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN SEATTLE, THE CAREERS AVAILABLE IN SEATTLE ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF ALL RACES AND GENDERS, THAT WE ARE NOT FOCUSING OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS ON THE ONES THAT HAVE THE GREATEST BANG FOR THE BUCK AND ONLY SOME PEOPLE ARE BENEFITING POINT >>THANK YOU FOR THAT EXPLANATION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>QUICKLY, COUNSELORS I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS BECAUSE IT STRUCK ME AT OUR SECOND PUBLIC HEARING, I BELIEVE IT WAS, WHEN THERE WAS A LARGE GROUP OF FOLKS REPRESENTING — WANTING TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO, THAT WAS A LARGELY WHITE GROUP, AND THEN THREE OR FOUR INDIVIDUALS ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR STOOD UP SUPPORTING THE NEW DIRECTION. AND, IT COULD BE, LIKE US COUNCIL — COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD SAID IT SEEMED TO BE FAIRLY STARK DIVIDE IN THE GROUP AND THAT IS UPON ALL OF US TO — I WOULD ENCOURAGE THE CITY TO RESOLVE. THERE ARE DIFFERENCES THAT DO BREAKDOWN ON RACIAL LINES AND WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND FIGURE OUT >>THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADDING THEIR NAMES AS A COSPONSOR OF THIS SLIDE, NUMBER 54, RAISE YOUR HANDS. OKAY. >>THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. ITEM NUMBER 55, $150,000 ONE TIME TO OED FOR SMALL LOCAL MANUFACTURERS? >>COUNCIL MEMBER ACTION OED AWAY ONE SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD AS THE CHAIR SAID, THE $150,000 GENERAL FUND ONE-TIME TO OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ELEMENT TO SUPPORT LOCAL MANY DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS ALSO úKNOWN AS LOCAL MAKERS. >>OED SUPPORTS THE SEATTLE MANUFACTURING DISTRICT GENERALLY IT DOES NOT HAVE A FOCUS ON SMALL-SCALE MANUFACTURERS. THIS IS INTENDED TO CONNECT SMALL MANUFACTURERS WITH TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES, FOSTER COLLABORATION AMONG BUSINESSES, AND SUPPORTIVE NETWORK FOR LOCAL MAKERS FOR GROUPS TRADITIONALLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN SMALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SUCH AS PEOPLE OF COLOR, MEMBERS OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE TRINITIES, AND PROVIDE ACTIVE INERTIA TO USE IN THESE GROUPS. SO, FUNDING IS INTENDED TO COVER THE COST OF PROGRAM IN FRUSTRATION, AND MATERIALS FOR OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT WITH SMALL MANUFACTURERS. >>SO, THE WAY THE BUDGET ACTION DESCRIPTION READS RIGHT NOW IS THAT IT WOULD — THE MONEY WOULD BE USED TO CONTRACT >>WITH AN ORGANIZATION. YOU KNOW, AS WE DO, WE DON’T FIND THE ORGANIZATION BUDGET PRCESS, BUT WE TALK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF ORGANIZATION WE WOULD LIKE OED TO FUND. AND WHAT THAT ORGANIZATION DOES, AND THERE HAVE BEEN THE — THERE HAPPENS TO BE AN ORGANIZTION WHICH FITS THIS DESCRIPTION, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, IT IS CALLED THE SEATTLE GOOD BUSINESS NETWORK. >>VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS ONE? THANK YOU, THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAMES AS A COSPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT ITEM 56? >>BUSINESS COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION OED 19 A1. SPONSORED BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD, THIS WOULD ADD $200,000 IN GENERAL FUND ONE-TIME TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO THE CENTRAL DISTRICT IMMUNITY PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ROOT ELEMENT OF THE SEATTLE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE HOLDING IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD? AND AS YOU ARE SPEAKING COULD YOU ALSO TELL US HOW THIS TIES IN WITH THE MONEY THAT WE DEDICATED THEIR LAST YEAR? >>SO, IT IS A CONTINUATION. WE DID ABOUT $100,000 OF STARTUP OR DEVELOPMENT COSTS, JUST FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE ISSUE TOO CLOSELY THIS IS THE SEI BUILDING, WHICH IS A GEM IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT A LOT OF HISTORICAL — GREAT WORK FOR COMMUNITIES TO ALLOW THEM TO MIGRATE JOBS AND AS YOU WILL NOTE THE COLLEGE SYSTEM IS ALLOWING THE COMMUNITY TO DRIVE THE PROCESS TO RUN INTERNET AND HAVE TENANTS IN THEIR PARTICULARLY FOR PEOPLE BEING DISPLACED, TO HELP THEM RETOOL THEMSELVES, SO WE WANT TO PLAY IN THIS SPACE A LITTLE BIT, THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF THE $100,000 INVESTMENT FOR, AGAIN, PREDEVELOPMENT COSTS, THERE IS A CONSULTANT AND CONTRACTOR AND ARCHITECT DOING ALL OF THE WORK, SCOOPING IT OUT, AND AGAIN, IN THE RIGHT EVER TALKS ABOUT, IT IS A 21 MILLION A LOOK OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT THAT WILL TAKE PLACE. WE DON’T WANT TO DO IS LOSE THIS BUILDING TO THE OPEN MARKET, AND HAVE IT CONVERTED INTO MARKET-RATE CONDOS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SO, THIS IS THE WORK OF DEVELOPING A STATE RUN PDA AND WE’RE LOOKING AT WORKING WITH ALL OF THE POTENTIAL TENANTS IN THE BUILDING AND SCOPING IT OUT, SO IT IS A CONTINUATION OF THAT WORK. THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS PUTTING A MODEST AMOUNT IN, COMPARED TO BOTH THE COUNTY AND STATE TO DO SO, THAT IS WHAT IT IS. BUT GREAT, THANK YOU. FOR THE COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR SUPPORTING PRESIDENT HAROLD EFFORT HERE? RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. AND, THE NEXT ITEM WE HAVE IS 57 . >>COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION OED 20 A1 SPONSORED BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD WILL ADD 50,000 GENERAL FUND ONE-TIME TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO FIND A CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT OUTREACH TO BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED BY THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, TO IMPROVE THE OFFICES INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICES.>>IN SHORT WHAT WE WANT IN THE LINE OF SURVEY WORK IS THAT WE WANT PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY ARE SMALL BUSINESSES AND MINORITY- OWNED BUSINESSES, NONPROFITS, TO HAVE JUST GOOD FAITH DISPUTES AS THEY TRY TO PAY AND EMPLOY THEIR EMPLOYEES. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE OLS GET SOME INFORMATION RUN BY OED TO SEE, HOW IS IT GOING, HOW CAN IT BE IMPROVED, WHERE OTHER BREAKDOWNS, WHERE DO WE DROP THE BALL IN TERMS OF MEDIATION, HOW CAN WE HAVE A MORE EFFECTIVE PROCESS, SUCH THAT THERE ARE MORE WIN WINS. I SHARED WITH PEOPLE EARLIER THAT THE LACK OF MANDATED MEDIATION PROCESS WHERE DOCUMENTS CAN FLOW BETWEEN AGAIN, THESE ARE GOOD FAITH DISPUTES, NOT EMPLOYERS THAT ARE REALLY STEALING FROM OR COMMITTING WAGE THEFT IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE, SO I THINK THAT AS WE CONTINUE TO PROTECT OUR EMPLOYEES IN THIS KIND OF 360 FEEDBACK WILL BE VERY HELPFUL AND CAN IMPROVE THE PROCESS. >>I WILL SUPPORT THIS, YOU AND I BOTH HAVE HAD SOME SPECIFIC INSTANCES BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION, I THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. NO FURTHER COMMENTS. COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES? >>I WILL OPPOSE THIS ONE. HAVING REPRESENTATIVE — REPRESENTED WORKERS OVER A PERIOD OF 10 YEARS IN MY PRIVATE PRACTICE BEFORE BEING ELECTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL, I DON’T THINK IF SOMEBODY DID A SURVEY OF ALL OF THE EMPLOYERS I SUED FOR WHAT I DEEM TO BE EGREGIOUS VIOLATIONS OF LABOR AND WORKER LAWS, I SUSPECT THAT THE RESULTS OF THAT SURVEY WOULD RESOUNDINGLY SAY THAT THEY HATED ME, AND THOUGHT THAT MY CLIENT CLAIMS WERE FRIVOLOUS. SO, I THINK THIS IS UNFORTUNATELY A SURVEY THAT IS IN MY VIEW DESIGNED TO BE A BIT OF A HIT PIECE ON THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS AND I CANNOT SUPPORT PROVIDING FUNDING THAT IS SO LOPSIDED TO ADVANCE AN INTEREST THAT IS, I THINK, THE OUTCOME PREDETERMINED ON THIS ONE, AND CANNOT SUPPORT FOR THOSE REASONS. >>COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD? >>I RESPECT THAT, IT ALSO TELLS ME THAT YOU HAVE NOT HAD EXPERIENCE IS THAT I HAVE HAD, AND A LOT OF SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE HAD, WHERE WHILE ONE IS INVESTIGATED THERE CAN BE HONEST MISTAKES GIVEN THAT THEY HAVE PASSED A LOT OF NEW LAWS AS RESPECT TO WORKERS RIGHTS, THAT THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS ARE NOT SHARING THE INVESTIGATION, OR ANY PARTS OF THE INVESTIGATION, WHILE THE UNIFICATION OCCURS. THEY ARE TRULY UNPROFESSIONAL IN TERMS OF HOW THEY INVESTIGATIONS ARE GOING AND THE GOAL IS NOT TO DENIGRATE THAT GROUP HOW THEY ARE GOING ABOUT IT, THE GOAL IS TO SIMPLY UNDERSTAND HOW THE PROCESS CAN BE APPROVED, AND IF THEY CAN JUST AS EASILY INTERVIEW OLS SUCH THAT THEY CAN EXPLAIN WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DO, BUT AGAIN, WE HAVE HEARD HORROR STORIES BOTH IN PUBLIC TESTIMONY, AND IN REAL LIFE, ABOUT HOW INADEQUATE THE PROCESSES. I CAN GIVE YOU REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES THAT I HAVE HAD AN EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ORGANIZATIONS, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE WAY IT IS ACTUALLY BEING ENFORCED IN GOOD FAITH DISPUTES IS NOT I DON’T THINK HOW THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNCIL WANTED TO GO. >>I WOULD JUST SAY THAT, REFERRING TO THE WORKERS OVER AT THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS AS UNPROFESSIONAL IS DENIGRATING, AND I DO NOT APPRECIATE THAT. >>OKAY, EXCUSE ME. IF YOU CANNOT INTERRUPT ME I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. I THINK THAT AGAIN, IN MY EXPERIENCE, IN REPRESENTING WORKERS IN LABOR DISPUTES, THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE — MANY OF THESE CLAIMS DO NOT REQUIRE PROOF OF MALICE, OR MALICIOUS INTENT. BY ONE PARTY OR THE OTHER, IT IS A MATTER OF, DID YOU VIOLATE WAGE AND HOUR LAWS, OUR LABOR STANDARDS THAT EXIST, AND A LOT OF TIMES, INCLUDING AT THE STATE, THIS IS TRUE FOR THE CITY, INTENT ONLY COMES INTO PLAY WHEN MAKING A DETERMINATION ABOUT WHAT THE PENALTY WILL BE, NOT WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS A VIOLATION. THAT IS PART AND PARCEL, THE BEAUTY OF OUR LABOR AND WORKER PRODUCTION LAWS ACROSS THE STATE. IS THAT, WE HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM DID YOU INTEND TO DO, AND RATHER SAD, YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION AS AN EMPLOYER WHO EMPLOYS PEOPLE IN OUR CITY, TO COMPLY WITH XYZ LAWS AND IF YOU NEED THE RESOURCES TO UNDERSTAND THAT GREAT WE ARE FUNDING BUSINESS OUTREACH, TO úMAKE SURE THAT YOU DO UNDERSTAD WHAT YOUR NEW RESPONSE BODIES ARE UNDER THIS FRAMEWORK. BUT, IF YOU VIOLATE THOSE LAWS, INTENT DOES NOT PLAY INTO THAT EQUATION. AGAIN, I THINK IF WE OPEN UP THE DOOR TO FUNDING THESE SURVEYS, WE ARE GOING TO BE IN A SITUATION, WHERE WE ARE SIMPLY CREATING AGAIN, A HIT PIECE ON THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, BECAUSE NOBODY LIKES TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, AND FIND IN THE CONTEXT OF THESE SITUATIONS BUT IT IS A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. AND IN MY EXPERIENCE, I HAVE BEEN WATCHING OLS PUT OUT REPORTS AND NEWSLETTERS AND PIECES ABOUT HOW TO CORRECT YOUR BEHAVIOR, HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMPLYING WITH THE LAWS . SO, I THINK THIS IS A CUSTOMER SUBSECTION POLL, I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE A PREDETERMINED OUTCOME, AND I CANNOT SUPPORT THIS REQUEST FOR THOSE REASONS. >>FURTHER COMMENTS? >>THE GOAL IS NOT TO HAVE A PREDETERMINED OUTCOME. TAKE THE SAME TIME AS AN EXAMPLE. THERE IS A LARGE SWATH OF EMPLOYERS OUT THERE THAT ARE VIOLATING THAT, NOT BECAUSE THEY INTEND TO, BUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT HAD THE RIGHT TRAINING OR THE RIGHT EDUCATION. IT HAS BEEN MY IMPRESSION AND MY DIRECT EXPERIENCE, WITH CLIENTS OUT THERE, PEOPLE OF COLOR, MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES, BY THE WAY, WHO JUST DID NOT REALIZE THAT THEY COULD HAVE BEEN INADVERTENTLY VIOLATING THE LAW. AND I WOULD THINK THAT THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY NUMBER ONE TO GET TRAINING AND EDUCATED, TO NOT BE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS, AND WITH THIS INFORMATION, THERE ARE MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES THAT HAVE LITERALLY BEEN PUT OUT OF BUSINESS, FINED HEAVILY WITHOUT AN UNDERSTANDING, THAT THEY WERE NOT TRYING TO HURT THEIR EMPLOYEES AT ALL. SO, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WHEN YOU OPPOSE ANY TYPE OF LOSS, YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO GET THE FEEDBACK, I WOULD STRONGLY AGREE THAT YOU DO NOT WANT A PREDETERMINED OUTCOME WHICH DEFEATS THE PURPOSE. BUT, YOU DO WANT TO HEAR FEEDBACK ON HOW YOU CAN IMPROVE THE PROCESS, AND UNLESS YOU TALK TO BOTH THE EMPLOYERS AND THE EMPLOYEES YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THAT FEEDBACK. AGAIN, THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SMALL MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY WHAT I’M CALLING A HEAVY-HANDED APPROACH, FOR HOW WE APPROACH THESE LAWS. THAT SAYS YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE PREVENTING EMPLOYEES, BEEN DOING THAT FOR DECADES, SO I AM NOT SUGGESTING THAT DO NOT PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEE, I HAVE VOTED FOR EVERY PIECE OF LITIGATION WE PUT FORWARD BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN WORKERS RIGHTS, AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE WAY THE PROCESS ACTUALLY UNFOLDS, THAT WE NEED TO GET FEEDBACK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A FAIR AND EFFECTIVE PROCESS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU. I THINK IN THE INTEREST OF RECOGNIZING THAT COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD HAS CONVERSATIONS WITH FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED, BY THE WORK OF THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, WHICH I STRONGLY SUPPORT THE WORK, AND I SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS TO EDUCATE BUSINESS OWNERS AS WELL AS WORKERS. BUT, ALSO, I DO HAVE CONCERNS, THAT WE WOULD NOT WANT TO FUND A DEPARTMENT THAT EXISTS, AS AN ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT, FOR BUSINESSES TO DO THIS WORK AND MAYBE BETWEEN NOW AND THE NEXT ROUND, WE COULD TALK ABOUT, PERHAPS AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICES. BUT, BOTH THE BUSINESSES EXPERIENCE, AS WELL AS THE WORKERS EXPERIENCE AND PERHAPS THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO WITH THE CITY AUDITOR, WHO IS AN INDEPENDENT OFFICE, AND WILL NOT BE INCLINED, TO ACT AS AN ADVOCATE FOR THE BUSINESSES, BUT WILL — HAVE NOT FOCUSED ON THE OFFICE FOR BOTH WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS. >>YES. IF THERE IS A WAY TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS, I AM ALL FOR THAT. >>I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE PROCESS HERE. >>BUT YOU ARE IGNORING THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL. WE CREATED AT LEAST THE EXECUTIVE CREATED A SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL, FOR ALL FOUR OF THESE OWNERS, I THINK ALMOST ALL OF THEM WERE, I THINK THREE OF THE FOUR LEADERS WERE PEOPLE OF COLOR THAT THAT SMALL BUSINESSES WHO SAID THAT THE PROCESS NEEDED TO BE IMPROVED. SO, I AM LISTENING TO THAT FEEDBACK, AND WE HAD THE MILLIONAIRE CLUB CEO SIT HERE RIGHT HERE TALKING ABOUT HOW IT WAS UNFAIR THAT HE IS TRYING TO EMPLOY THE HARDEST TO REACH, THE HARDEST TO EMPLOY EMPLOYEES, PEOPLE THAT ARE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS, PEOPLE THAT HAVE FELONIES, PEOPLE THAT ARE HARD TO REACH, HE IS TRYING TO EMPLOY PEOPLE START STEP AWAY FROM HIM AND SENT USING THIS PROCESS IS UNFAIR. SO, I DON’T KNOW HOW WE — IF THERE IS A WAY TO GET THAT FEEDBACK TO SEE HOW WE CAN HAVE A FAIRER PROCESS FOR THOSE THAT I AM ALL FOR THAT. THE ONLY TOOL THAT WOULD SEEM úTO MAKE SENSE TO ME IS TO HAVE OED TRYING TO TALK TO THESE INDIVIDUALS. I FULLY AGREE WE DO NOT WANT A PREDETERMINED HIT PIECE ON OLS. THAT IS NOT THE INTENT OF THAT IS THE OUTCOME I DON’T EVEN WANT THAT AS AN OUTCOME. BUT, I DO WANT AS AN OUTCOME A WAY TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS SUCH THAT WE COULD HAVE MORE MEDIATIONS, MORE TRAINING, MORE EDUCATION. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, I WOULD LIKE THE FINAL COMMENT, SO THAT WE CAN TAKE A VOTE ON THE THANK YOU. I WAS NOT INTENDING TO SPEAK AT FIRST, BUT, I FEEL LIKE COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD IS DOUBLING DOWN ON THIS POINT WITHOUT REALLY ANY DATA. YOU SAY THAT MANY STRUGGLING SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY THE ENFORCEMENT OF LABOR LAW. I HAVE ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE, I DO NOT HAVE STATISTICAL EVIDENCE BUT I HAVE TALKED TO MANY MINIS MANY STRUGGLING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, ALL THE WAY FROM NORTH SEATTLE TO SEATAC, NOT ONE SINGLE BUSINESS OWNER HAS SAID THAT THEY WERE DEVASTATED, ESPECIALLY IMMIGRANTS AND STRUGGLING BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE SAID THAT THEY WERE DEVASTATED OR IN ANY WAY ADVERSELY AFFECTED BECAUSE OF HAVING TO COMPLY WITH LABOR LAW. SORRY? >>PLEASE SHORT. >>I HAVE JUST STARTED SPEAKING, CHAIR BAGSHAW, AND JUST STARTED WEIGHING AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU LET ME FINISH THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT AND I DO NOT WANT THERE TO BE ANY AMBIGUITY OR CONFUSION ABOUT THIS. THE SUGGESTION, THAT MANY STRUGGLING BUSINESSES OWNERS, ESPECIALLY IMMIGRANTS BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED, I AM QUOTING PRESIDENT HARRELL BECAUSE OF HAVING TO COMPLY WITH LABOR LAW, PLEASE LET ME FINISH, THIS IS JUST — I MEAN, I HAVE A ZERO ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE ON THIS, AS I SAID, I HAVE SPOKEN TO MANY DOZENS OF BUSINESS OWNERS. AND NOT ONE HAS SAID THAT I HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BECAUSE OF THIS, WHAT THEY ARE TELLING ME, AND THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO, IS THAT THEY ARE BEING DEVASTATED BY COMMERCIAL RENTS, THE RENT IS TRIPLING BECAUSE THEIR BUILDINGS ARE BEING BOUGHT OUT BY CORPORATE DEVELOPERS. THEY ARE BEING DEVASTATED BY THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE JUST CAUSE PERCUSSION SECTIONS. SHE DID NOT SAY, THE WOMAN WHO OWNED THIS PLACE DID NOT SAY THAT SHE WAS DEVASTATED BECAUSE SHE HAD TO PAY HER WORKERS FAIR WAGES, SHE WAS DEVASTATED BECAUSE THE BUSINESS OWNERS — THE OWNER WHO BOUGHT THE BUILDING ECONOMICALLY EVICTED HER, IN FACT THERE IS AN OUTSTANDING CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLETE AGAINST THAT GUY, BECAUSE HE TREATED HER BADLY AND THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS IS ENOUGH TO GETTING THAT AS WE SPEAK. AND, AS FAR AS — IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSES WE SHOULD BE PUTTING THAT FORWARD AND THAT IS WHAT I PUT THE OTHER AMENDMENT FORWARD FOR THE CENTRAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO CARRY OUT A STUDY TO HAVE SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET, AND A VERY IMPORTANT POINT HERE THAT IS, YOU KNOW, IT IS AN OBLIGATION HERE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATISTICS OF, WHO ARE THE SYSTEMATIC VIOLATORS OF LABOR LAW, IT IS NOT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE SHOP OR RESTAURANT, IT IS BIG CORPORATIONS THAT ARE SYSTEMATIC VIOLATORS OF LABOR LAW. AND SO, TO SUGGEST THAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE TARGET OF THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS IS COMPLETELY CONTRARY TO THE DATA, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, NO BUSINESS BIG OR SMALL HAS THE RIGHT TO EXPORT ANY WORKERS. >>I WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO MOVE FORWARD, TO ASK MY COLLEAGUES WHO WANT TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A SPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 57, RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. NUMBER 58, OFFICE OF STANDARDS FOR THE >>KARINA CARBO, CENTRAL STAFF, ONE A1 IS A COMPANION TO COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL’S COUNSEL PRESIDENT ACTION OED 20 A1 REQUESTING A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT FOR OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS TO USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM THE SURVEY AT OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WOULD CONDUCT, TO PROVIDE A REPORT WITH THE CONDITIONS FOR MODIFYING LABOR STANDARDS AND RECOGNITION PROCESS. >>I THINK WE MAY POSITIONS PRETTY CLEAR IN THE LAST RECORD WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO IT? >>I WOULD. TWO THINGS, ONE IS I’M CERTAINLY NOT SUGGESTING, NOR DID I IMPLY, THAT OLS ARE TARGETING SMALL OR MINORITY- OWNED BUSINESSES. THAT IS NOT WHAT I SAID. AND THAT IS WHAT YOU HEARD THAT IS NOT WHAT I SAID. WHAT I SAID IS THAT I MET WITH MANY MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES WHO WERE DEVASTATED BY THIS. SOME OF WHOM WERE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS. WHAT THIS SLIDE DOES IS SIMPLY SAY, WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO, AND WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS RESOLVE AND MEDIATE GOOD-FAITH DISPUTES BETWEEN PARTIES AND BY GOOD FAITH, WHAT I AM — WHAT I MEAN BY THAT ARE DISPUTES WHERE THE EMPLOYER AGAIN IT COULD BE A VIOLATION OF PAY, PERHAPS THEY DID NOT TRACK IT THE RIGHT WAY, NOTHING ALONG THE LINES OF WAGE THEFT OR ANYTHING ALONG THOSE LINES, THE THAT THEY CAN RESOLVE IT QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY AND SHARE INFORMATION SUCH THAT THE PROCESS DOES NOT TAKE AS LONG AS IT TAKES. AND SO, HOPEFULLY THIS WOULD INFORM THE OLS ON HOW TO DO IT MUCH MORE EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY. THEY HAVE DONE SOME OUTSTANDING WORK PARTICULARLY IN SOME LARGE ORGANIZATIONS, IN EFFECT WHEN OLS PRESENTED AT THE TABLE I COMMENDED THEM ON SOME OF THE, I THINK IT WAS JACK-IN-THE-BOX AND SOME OTHER LARGER RETAILERS THAT THEY DO A DEEP DIVE, I AM MORE CONCERNED WITH THE SMALL MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES, OR SMALL BUSINESSES THAT DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES, AND JUST SAID, I WAS NOT DOING THIS, HOW DO WE RESOLVE IT, TALKING ABOUT THE OLS LEARNING FROM IT, AND HOPEFULLY IMPROVING THE PROCESS.>>ACCOUNTS MEMBER HERBOLD? >>I WOULD BE OPEN TO SUPPORTING THIS SLIDE, IF THE PROPOSER WAS WILLING TO HAVE — TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN THE LANGUAGE THAT SAYS THAT THE SURVEY BE DONE BY THE AUDITOR, AND THAT THERE BE A SURVEY BOTH OF THE EMPLOYERS, ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH THE LITIGATIONS, AS WELL AS WORKERS AND THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH THE INSTITUTIONS POINT >>THAT IS ACTUALLY A SMARTER APPROACH. I LIKE THAT. IN FACT, TO THE POINT ABOUT LAD, WE COULD PROBABLY HAVE HAD THE AUDITOR PLACE THE OED TO ENSURE SOME OBJECTIVITY IN THAT PROCESS. SO THAT IS GOOD I WELCOME THAT. IF WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE. >>THE PREVIOUS ONE AS WELL? >>SURE. SURE. >>ALL RIGHT. >>SO, WE CAN MAKE CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUS ONE TO SUGGEST THE AUDITOR, BECAUSE I DO WANT OBJECTIVE FEEDBACK I WANT OLS TO BE BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENT, TO BE MORE EFFICIENT WITH THIS SLIDE. >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, STRESS BALL? OR DO YOU WANT TO ADD TO THIS. >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>OKAY, NO FURTHER COMMENTS? AND WITH THE CHANGE THAT ASSUMES THAT THIS WOULD BE REVIEWED BY OUR INTERNAL AUDITOR FOR A COSPONSOR RAISE YOUR HAND? OKAY. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. SO, ONE LAST ITEM? 59? >>COUNSEL BUT IT ACTION OLS TO A1, THIS IS SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA, AND IT WOULD ADD $1 MILLION GENERAL FUND ONGOING TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS OUTREACH, SPECIFICALLY FUNDING THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUND, THE BUSINESS OUTREACH AND EDUCATION FUND AND THE OFFICES OWN OUTREACH EFFORTS. >>OKAY, THIS COMES FROM TERESA MOSQUEDA, DO WE HAVE ANY — COUNCIL MEMBER DEVELOPS? >>WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, A COUPLE TIMES I DON’T NEED TO REHASH I DON’T THINK WE NEED TO — FULFILL ITS MISSIONS FOR LABOR STANDARDS THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS, STRATEGIC ENFORCEMENT AND INNOVATIVE POLICY DEVELOPMENT WITH A COMMITMENT TO RAISE SOCIAL JUSTICE SO THAT WE KNOW THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS TO THE CHAGRIN OF SOME ENFORCES THE FOLLOWING LABOR STANDARDS, THE PAID SICK AND SAFE LEAVE FOR JEN’S APPOINTMENT MINIMUM WAGE, WAGE THEFT, SOON THEY WILL BE ENFORCING THE HOTEL EMPLOYEES HEALTH AND SAFETY ORDINANCES, THAT WE JUST PASSED. MUSIC YOUR SCHEDULING LAW, OF COURSE, THE NEWEST ADDITION — OR ONE OF THE NEWER ADDITIONS, THE RUSTIC WORKER BILL OF RIGHTS. SO, THIS IS IN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ADD ADDITIONAL FUNDING THAT WOULD SUPPORT THE EDUCATION OF BOTH BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND WE HAVE NOT ENHANCED THE FUND SINCE THE ADDITION OF NEW LABOR STANDARDS. SO, I THINK THIS IS A MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE WAY OF PROVIDING THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS WITH THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE RESORTS AND WELL EQUIPPED TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY-BASED OUTREACH AND ENFORCEMENT, OF ALL OF OUR LABOR STANDARDS. >>OTHER COMMENTS? COUNSEL COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD AND COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? >>ONE CONCEPT I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO COUNCIL MEMBERS AND PARTICULARLY, I HAVE TALKED TO HER STAFF THIS IDEA AS WELL AS ESSENTIAL STAFF I HAVE RAISED MY CONCERN OF AD NAUSEAM, PEOPLE ARE SICK ABOUT HEARING ABOUT IT, ABOUT THE LACK OF RESOURCES FOR THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, TO DO OUTREACH AND EDUCATION ABOUT ITS LAWS. I THINK ONE WAY THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL, NOT JUST ABOUT GETTING THE WORD OUT, SS CRS LAWS, BUT, IN MAKING THE COMMUNICATION TO WORKERS WAS CONFUSING, IS IF WE HAD SOME SORT OF A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT, OR MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, SPECIFICALLY AS IT RELATES TO SSCR IS LAWS THAT AFFECT THE WORKPLACE. RATHER THAN HAVING THEM GO OUT OR FIND AN ORGANIZATION TO GO OUT TO TRAIN WORKERS AROUND THE PROHIBITIONS AGAINST THIS CONDITION AND HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE, AND HAVE OLS FIND AN ORGANIZATION TO DO THE SAME FOR THE LABOR LAWS, IT SEEMS LIKE, IF IT IS ABOUT WHO YOU ARE TALKING TO, AND WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO OUR WORKERS, ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS, AND SO, I THINK ONE THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE MORE IS CREATING SOME SORT OF — CONNECTION, WITH THE OLS FUNDING, FOR OUTREAC AND EDUCATION ON ITS LABOR LAWS, WITH SOME OF FRCR’S LAWS SPECIFICALLY WITH THE WORKPLACE.>>COUNSEL EVERYWHERE ELSE? THANK YOU. I’M SORRY. >>NO, GO AHEAD. BRING US HOME. >>LAST ITEM, AGE BEFORE BEAUTY, SORRY BUDDY. THIS IS MY SPIN ON THIS. I SUPPORT THIS IN THE INTENT, BUT MY CONCERN IS $1 MILLION ONGOING, AND I DON’T KNOW HOW WE GOT TO KNOW HIM, I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE BREAKDOWN IS FOR HOW THE 1 MILLION IS TO BE SPENT, I AGREE WITH A LOT OF WHAT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD HAS SHARED, AND ALSO IN RELATION TO WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER HARRELL AND GONZALEZ WERE SITTING UNDER NUMBERS 57 AND 58. WHILE I AGREE WE WOULD ASK THE CHAIR IF WE HAVE AN ISSUE ON THIS ONE. IT IS ONE OF THOSE, WHERE I AGREE COMPLETELY WITH THE FIVE NEW LAWS ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES. AT THE SAME TIME, I AM NOT COMFORTABLE FOR $1 MILLION EVERY YEAR WITH NO MORE QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT HOW WE GOT THERE. >>BEFORE WE VOTE I JUST WANT TO COMMENT ON THIS. SO, ORDINARILY, I AM READY TO DOUBLE DOWN ON THE TRAINING PIECE THAT IS CRITICAL. AND, THE $1 MILLION DOES NOT EVEN SCARE ME. WHAT DOES SCARE ME IS, WE HAVE HIRED ORGANIZATIONS AND THERE ARE SOME GREAT ORGANIZATIONS, SOME OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS ARE THE ONES SAYING THAT TRAINING IS DONE INADEQUATELY. THEY’RE SAYING THAT AT LEAST HOW OLS IS CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS ARE DONE INADEQUATE, THESE ARE COMING FROM TRAINERS, SO MY POINT IS THAT I THINK WE NEED TO FIRST KNOW HOW WELL THE TRAINING IS GOING, BEFORE WE MAKE SUCH A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT. AGAIN, I AM NOT TRYING TO SAY ON THE SLY OR ADD, BUT, MY POINT IS THAT THE TRAINING COMPONENT, BUSINESSES ARE SAYING THAT THEY ARE NOT BEING TRAINED. SO, DO WE JUST DOUBLE DOWN, WHEN WE HAVE NOT DONE A TEMPERATURE CHECK TO SEE HOW WELL OUR PREVIOUS INVESTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, AND I DON’T KNOW IF WE ARE AT THAT POINT PRETTY >>COUNSEL MEMBER PACHECO IS NEXT. >>FIRST, I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PACKAGE NEXT WEEK, WE AS I SAID EARLIER, OUTLINED YESTERDAY THE ECONOMY IS IN A RECESSION, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE DIFFICULT CHOICES IN THE COMING WEEKS, AND NOW, AS WELL, I HOPE THAT YOU CAN CAN TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, 57, 58 AND 59 ALL CONNECTING IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE AREAS FOR US TO IMPROVE I WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF THAT. SUPPORTIVE WORKING THEIR RIGHTS, WITH THAT SAID, CHAIR, I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PACKAGE NEXT WEEK. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES PRETTY >>WITH THE JOURNEY WE FIND OURSELVES ON THAT IS APPARENTLY ABOUT TO MALIGNING THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, WHICH I THOUGHT WE WERE ALL SUPPORTIVE OF AT SOME POINT. I REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS NOT NEW PROGRAMMING. IT IS NOT LIKE THIS PROPOSAL IS DESIGNED TO SAY HEY, WE HAVE A BRIGHT IDEA MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH AND EDUCATION. WITH EMPLOYERS AND THIS IS A SPIRIT I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED AS TO WHERE SUDDENLY, AFTER FIVE YEARS OF CONSISTENT FUNDING OF THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS TO DO THIS WORK SUDDENLY WE HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT IT NOT WORKING. AND SO, I JUST — I AM NOT UNDERSTANDING WHERE THAT CONCERN IS ROOTED IN TERMS OF ACTUAL FACTS AND INFORMATION AND DATA. I HAVE BEEN SEEING SOME OF THE DASHBOARDS COMING OUT OF THE OFFICE LASER — LABOR STANDARDS TALKING ABOUT EVALUATION, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF OUR LABOR STANDARDS LAW AND COMPLIANCE, AND COMPLIANCE RATES, WE ARE ABOUT TO SEE A RELEASE AROUND THE SECURE SCHEDULING LAW, THAT WE FUNDED TWO YEARS WORTH OF CONSISTENT RIGOROUS STUDY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION THAT INCLUDES BOTH GAUGING THE UNDERSTANDING BY EMPLOYERS, AND EMPLOYEES. WE HAVE BEEN SEEING SOME REALLY GOOD RESULTS IN TERMS OF ENFORCEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS AND THE SPACE OF SECURE SCHEDULING. WE DID THE SAME THING FOR MANY OF THE NEWER LAWS THAT WE HAVE PASSED AS WELL AND FOR A MINIMUM WAGE LAW, ALWAYS CONSTANTLY REQUIRING THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS TO UNDERGO THE SAME EVALUATION OF COMPLIANCE ISSUES AND OF ENFORCEMENT ISSUES. ALL OF OUR LABOR LAWS AS FAR AS I’M AWARE INCLUDED A STRATEGY THAT SAID THAT FOR THE FIRST YEAR AT A MINIMUM, WE WERE GOING TO HAVE AN APPROACH OF COMPLIANCE, AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE TO HAVE THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS ADEQUATELY FUNDED IN THE SPACE OF MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD WHAT THEIR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WERE. AND IN FACT, WHEN WE DID DO THE STUDIES ON MANY OF THE NEW LABOR STANDARD LAWS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE FOUND OUT WHEN WE EVALUATED BASELINE UNDERSTANDING OR LACK THERE OF IN WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS, IS THAT THERE IS A HUGE DEFICIENCY IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE NEW RESPONSE ABILITIES WERE, THEREBY MERITING THE NEED TO CONTINUE TO FUND THIS COMMUNITY OUTREACH ON BOTH THE WORKER SIDE AND EMPLOYER SIDE, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE IMPROVING UPON THAT BASELINE, SO THAT THE NEXT TIME WE EVALUATED OUR WORK IN THIS SPACE WE WOULD BE ABLE TO CONFIDENTLY SAY PEOPLE HAVE AN INCREASED AWARENESS AND AS A RESULT ARE IN FACT COMPLYING WITH IT. I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY EVIDENCE TO CONTRADICT THAT. AND IF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO ARE OPPOSING THIS OR ARE NOT SUPPORTIVE OF ONGOING COMMUNITY OUTREACH ONGOING COMMUNITY BUSINESS AND OUTREACH ENGAGEMENT FUND DOLLARS HAVE CONCRETE DATA OR EVIDENCE THAT THEY CAN POINT TO, WHICH SHOWS THAT THIS FUND IS NOT WORKING AND DOES NOT MERIT ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT, I WOULD WELCOME AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THAT INFORMATION. >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? >>JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, I REMAIN SUPPORTIVE OF OLS, PERSONALLY, AND RATHER, WHAT I’M TRYING TO DO IS GET A LAY OF THE LAND FOR EVERYBODY HERE AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC, BUT I’M ALSO TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT I DO NOT OVERPROMISE AND UNDER DELIVER. BECAUSE, I THINK THAT TO ME, IS THE PART WHERE IN TRYING TO LAY THE LARGER CONTEXT ABOUT WHERE THINGS ARE HEADING, IT IS CONCERNING TO ME. I SAY THAT JUST ON A LOCAL LEVEL BECAUSE WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF CITY EMPLOYEES. AS I SAID EARLIER AND SHARED EARLIER, THE WORD RECESSION FOR MYSELF MANY OF MY GENERATION IS A SCARY WORD. BECAUSE IT MEANT FOR US THAT YOU CANNOT FIND JOBS. AND SO, I JUST WANT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CONTEXT AND VALUE, ABOUT WHAT THOSE DECISIONS ARE GOING TO BE MOVING FORWARD. AGAIN, REMAINING SUPPORTIVE, BECAUSE I RECOGNIZE THAT OLS DOESN’T WORK PRETTY >>THANK YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO DO WHAT COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ HAD ASKED WE WILL DO A TWO-TIER VOTE, ONE IS TO SUPPORT THE $1 MILLION GENERAL FUND ONGOING, SO THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAMES AS A SPONSOR TO THAT, RAISE YOUR HAND. AND THOSE WHO WOULD PREFER SECOND-TIER EITHER A LESSER AMOUNT OR SOMETHING YOU WANT TO LOOK AT DIFFERENTLY OKAY. DID YOU GET THE COUNT? DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK? >>I TRUST THE CHAIR. >>OKAY. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU ALL. THAT TAKES US THROUGH ITEM 59, AND WE WILL NOW TURN OUR ATTENTION TO PUBLIC COMMENT, THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING, THANK YOU FOR WAITING, I APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU HAVE BEEN HERE. AND, AS I HAVE ASKED EARLIER, PLEASE MAKE YOUR COMMENTS SHORTER, SO WE WILL HAVE A ONE MINUTE PIECE, AND WE HAVE GOT SIX PAGES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO COMMENT. SO, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR WRITING CLEARLY, THIS IS NICE. LOUISA SALM, WALTER ELLIS, AND I APOLOGIZE, FUNNY? IF YOU THREE WOULD LINE UP, SOME, ALICE,, AND WE HAVE GROUPS. OKAY. WITH ONE MINUTE APIECE, AND WE HAVE LARGE GROUPS, HOW ABOUT IF WE GO FOUR MINUTES? OKAY. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. WHAT I WILL ASK YOU TO DO IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR ONE GROUP, PLEASE DO NOT STAND UP FOR OTHER GROUPS. WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO MOVE THIS FORWARD, TONY, GOOD TO SEE YOU .4 MINUTES HERE, AND THIS ONE IS ABOUT OFFICE OF HOUSING. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON. >>CHAIR BAGSHAW AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, I AM THE NEW HOMEOWNERS AND CHILDREN DIRECTOR FOR HOMESITE AND I’M HERE WITH OUR DIRECTOR EMERITUS AND ALSO CHIEF PORTFOLIO OFFICER. SO, WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT SUPPORT FOR AMENDMENT 087 A1. PERSONALLY WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS MORNING, AND ALSO, WE WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA FOR SUPPORTING THIS AND COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN FOR INTRODUCING IT. THANK YOU. JUST A BRIEF HISTORY, HOMESITE HAS BEEN CREATED SINCE 1990, AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN CREATING THAT. HOMEOWNERS, EDUCATION, ALL ALONG IN SOUTHEAST SEATTLE. HOMEOWNERSHIP EDUCATION IS GOING TO BE APPROPRIATELY PRETTY SO, WHAT WE WANTED TO DO IS COME HERE AND, REQUEST THAT THAT FUNDING BE RESTORED IT IS ABOUT $67,000, BECAUSE WHAT IT DOES IS TELL PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM THOSE WHO WOULD NORMALLY BE MARGINALIZED BY OTHER LENDERS, SO, WE ARE HERE TO ASK FOR THAT. IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, WE HAVE HELPED DEDICATE 570 HOUSEHOLD, OUT OF THAT NUMBER 80% HAVE BOUGHT THEIR HOUSE IN SEATTLE. INSTRUMENTAL IN WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE. THE SETTLED TO HELP RESTORE THAT. HANDCUFF FOR SERVICES, I WOULD LIKE THEM TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES. >>YEAH. MY NAME IS RYAN WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND WE REQUIRE ALL OF OUR HOMEOWNERS TO GO TO HOMESITE FOR ALL OF THE COUNSELING POINT >>HOLD ON. EXCUSE ME FOR INTERRUPTING YOU, SO, AS A GROUP, WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP YOU TO FOUR MINUTES. >>RIGHT. DESPITE WE HAVE PASSED FOUR MINUTES. SO, CAN I JUST ASK YOU TO WRAP UP, RATHER THAN GOING TO END INTRODUCING EVERYONE IT’LL TAKE TOO LONG. >>OKAY. >>ERIC PROFITS, DIRECTOR OF RELATED ILLNESS FOR HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY LAND TRUST. AREA SUPPORT PRETTY >>THANK YOU. >>MOLCHANOV FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE HOUSING ALLIANCE COMMISSION. THANK YOU. >>HI, SHELLEY DURAND FROM PARKING SERVICES. DESPITE VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING DOWN TODAY. >>HI. >>ARE YOU WALTER ELLIS? >>I’M WALTER ELLIS. WE ARE HERE FOR A GROUP. WE ARE ALL BEING FED MISLEADING SCARE TACTICS BY UBER AND LIFE CLAIMING THAT THEY ARE FOR US. CLEARLY, THEY DO NOT CARE FOR US AT ALL. THESE ARE THE SAME COMPANIES THAT ANNOUNCED A 90 MILLION SWEET SOUNDING APPEAL TO VOTERS IN CALIFORNIA TO TRY TO STRIP US OF OUR RIGHTS AND KEEP A LOW. WHAT IS THEIR PROPOSAL? PAYING US $.30 PER MILE. THAT IS LESS THAN OUR COSTS. AND AN HOURLY WAGE THAT MIGHT LOOK OKAY ON PAPER BUT ONLY PAYS FOR PARTS OF EACH HOUR. THEY FED US LITTLE HALF-TRUTHS AND FLAT OUT LIES TO DISTRACT US. THEY WANT US FIGHTING OVER $.51, SO THAT THEY CAN AVOID PAYING US THE REAL DOLLARS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING AWAY FROM US. THEY DO NOT WANT US TO HAVE A RIGHT TO FAIR PAY AND FAIR TREATMENT. THEY TRY TO SCARE OUR PASSENGERS WHILE THE HEAVENS EAGERLY POCKETING A BIGGER SHARE OF OUR WRITERS MONEY. WE TOOK A BIG CUT WHEN WE MOVE FROM 80% OF THE FAIR TO A MUCH SMALLER RATE, THAT HAS A SMALLER CONNECTION TO WHAT OUR WRITERS PAY WHILE THEY CHARGE OUR WRITERS WHATEVER THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH. THE REPLACEMENT IS LOST MONEY WITH BONUSES WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN SHRIEKING VERY RAPIDLY. AND IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE. UBER PROMISED SHAREHOLDERS THEY WILL REDUCE OUR PAY MORE TO MAKE MORE PROFITS ON THE BACKS OF THE VERY SAME PEOPLE WHO BEAR ALL OF THE COST AND TAKE ON ALL OF THE RISKS. WE HAVE STORIES OF THEM TAKING — WE ALL HAVE STORIES OF THEM TAKING ABOUT A DIVORCE, RIGHT NOW I AM BEING FORCED TO FILE A WAGE THEFT CLAIM. THEY TAKE WHAT THEY CAN GET FROM US AND OUR PASSENGERS AND LEAVE US HANGING TO FEND FOR OURSELVES. WE NEED TO BUILD A COALITION OF ALLIES TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS, LET’S NOT BE FOOLED BY THE FUZZY MATH AND MISDIRECTION, úLET’S FIGT TOGETHER FOR A FAIR AND JUST FUTURE. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY, WE ARE NOT ASKING MUCH. WE JUST ASK TO STOP ON 30 ACTIVATIONS, JUST TO TAKE A FAIR COMMISSION, TREAT US AS THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. SO THAT WE CAN WORK WITH A LITTLE PEACE OF MIND. AND, WE DESERVE A LITTLE BETTER THAN IT IS. DRIVERS ARE THE REASON THEY ARE BILLIONAIRES. WE ARE REALLY APPRECIATED IF THEY CAN TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION PLEASE SUPPORT THE FAIR SHARE PLAN, AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE SEATTLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, THANK YOU. >> I AM HERE TO URGE ALL THE DRIVERS TO BE UNIFIED. WE HAVE NOTHING MORE THAN UNITY. IF WE ARE UNIFIED, UBER AND LYFT WILL NOT TREAT US AS SLAVES. RIGHT NOW, WE ARE GETTING PAID LESS AND LESS AND LESS. AND, THIS WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS WE HAVE INFIGHTING AND ARE NOT UNIFIED. THE CITY COUNCIL WILL LISTEN TO US. WE ARE THE VOTERS. REMEMBER, WE ALL HAVE FAMILIES BACK HOME. IF WE COME HERE THEY DO NOT LISTEN TO US WE KNOW WHAT TO DO, RIGHT? COME 2020. THEREFORE, IT IS NOT A THREAT BUT IT IS SOMETHING TO BE TOLD TO THEM, TOO, TO LISTEN AND SUPPORT UBER DRIVERS BECAUSE WE ARE DRIVING DAY IN DAY OUT, SO WE APPRECIATE THE CITY COUNCIL TO LISTEN TO US THANK YOU FOR ALL WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO US, THANK YOU. >>WE HAVE ANOTHER GROUP? >>MY NAME IS LORRAINE, I THINK I WAS CALLED ELIA. >>THANK YOU, I SET THE TIME FOR THREE MINUTES PLEASE. >>THANK YOU. IN THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN, I SPEAK TODAY NOT AS JAKE LAUNDRY THE FIVE-STAR UBER AND LYFT DRIVER MY BROTHERS HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE FAIR SHARE LAW, BUT TODAY I SPEAK AS THE SEATTLE-BASED CLOUD SERVER THAT CONNECTS TO UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS PHONE AND USES THEIR GPS TO TRAIN THE SELF DRIVING CARS MEANT TO REPLACE THEM ALL. MY UBER AND LYFT SHAREHOLDING MASTERS ALSO SEEM TO BE CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN TODAY, BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL USING THEIR SCARE TACTICS ON DRIVERS TO TRY TO TRICK THEM INTO THINKING THAT THIS FAIR SHARE LAW IS BAD FOR DRIVERS. THESE COMPANIES DRESSING UP AS THE PROTECTORS OF DRIVER EARNINGS MIGHT BE THE MOST RIDICULOUS HALLOWEEN DISGUISE HERE TODAY. BECAUSE IN TRUTH MY CORPORATE MASTERS HAVE LONG HAD A HISTORY OF TRICKING AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THEIR DRIVERS AS THE OTHER DRIVERS HAVE MENTIONED BY CUTTING OUR PAY, BY UNFAIRLY DEACTIVATING US, AND YES, BY USING MY SURVEILLANCE POWERS TO CREATE FLEETS OF SELF DRIVING CARS THAT ARE MEANT TO ENTIRELY REPLACE THIS VULNERABLE CLASS OF WORKERS. MY EXISTENCE ALONE IS ONE MORE REASON THAT DRIVERS DESERVE THE FAIR PAY AND INCREASE IN JOB SECURITY PRODUCTIONS THAT THIS LAW PROMISES. MY ALGORITHMS PREDICT THAT YOU WILL BE THANKFUL YOU PASSED THIS FAIR SHARE LAW AND RELET THE VERY LEAST HAS MADE TECH WORKER LABOR MOVEMENT STRONGER AND MORE RESILIENT AGAINST THE ENORMOUS CHANGES THAT WORKERS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WORKERS LIKE ME WILL BRING SOMETHING YOU FOR PROTECTING WORKERS TODAY WITH THE FAIR SHARE PLAN. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS LORRAINE ADAM THE FATHER, I AM AN UBER DRIVER AND AT THE SAME TIME I DRIVE LYFT, TOO. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING FOR THREE YEARS NOW. IN 2017, I HAD AN ACCIDENT, THE GUY WHO HIT ME HAS NO INSURANCE. I CALLED THE POLICE, THE POLICE CAME, I SAID EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ACCIDENT, BUT TO GET HIM, THEY GIVE ME HIS INFORMATION, I GIVE TO THE INSURANCE, I DON’T EVEN GET TRANSFERRED TO UBER, MY WRITERS INFORMATION IS REPORTED TO UBER AND UBER SHOTS MY APP RIGHT AWAY SO I TALKED TO THEM AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, GIVE THEM ALL OF THE INFORMATION THEY NEEDED FROM ME, THEY SAW THE POLICE REPORT, I WAS NOT AT FAULT, THEY SHUT ME DOWN FOR SIX MONTHS. I BOUGHT MY CAR PURPOSELY FOR THAT JOB SPIRIT FOR SIX MONTHS I DON’T HAVE INCOME. LUCKY FOR ME MY WIFE WAS WORKING, SO SHE WAS ABLE TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY. BUT, SHE GETS MOST OF THE TIMES BECAUSE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE SOMETHING ON THE TABLE. NOTHING WAS COMING IN. WE SPEAK SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER THAT THIS BILL úIS TALKING ABOUT. IF WE HAD IT WOULD HAVE HELPED ME, SOMEBODY OUTSIDE UBER AND LYFT WOULD SPEAK ON MY BEHALF AND DECIDE IF I SHOULD BE DEACTIVATED OR NOT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I SUPPORT THE DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE, LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>NEXT WE HAVE CHARLIE, PETER, AND FRANCISCO. >>I’M CHARLIE, I’M GLAD TO SPLIT MY TIME POINT >>OKAY BY ME. >>MY NAME IS KATIE CAROL I AM THE DIRECTORY THE — DEPUTY DIRECTOR AT MLK LABOR AND I WANTED TO BRIEFLY EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION OF A HIGH ROAD TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR, INTO THE KING COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOP CANCER, THAT ENTITY AS YOU KNOW, HAVE JOINT JURISDICTION OVER, AND IT INVESTS $13 MILLION PER YEAR IN WORKFORCE TRAINING. AND, OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE HAVE GONE THROUGH MASSIVE REORGANIZATION, AND THE INTENTION OF THAT REORGANIZATION HAS BEEN RACIAL EQUITY. HOWEVER, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL IS THAT THERE WERE NOT GOOD PATHWAYS INTO HIGH ROAD GOOD HIGH WAGE JOBS, THROUGH THIS PARTICULAR TRAINING PROGRAM. SO, I APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU ALL ARE DOING TO FUND THAT EFFORT. >>NINE SECONDS BUDDY. >>I DID NOTICE A FEW WORDS ABOUT FISHER PLANE AND WHY WE ARE SUPPORTING IT. IT IS NOT JUST GOOD FOR DRIVERS BUT IT IS REALLY GOOD FOR EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO LIVE AND WORK IN SEATTLE. >>WELL DONE. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. PETER, IS IT KRELL? >>QUINN. >>OKAY, AND THEN, FRANCISCO, THEN ON THAT. >>MY NAME IS PETER QUILL. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBERS FOR BEING HERE. MY TOPIC TODAY IS ABOUT UNITING DRIVERS. I HEARD TODAY ALL THE DRIVERS FROM ALL THE DIVERSE, TO STAND TOGETHER UBER IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. DO NOT BE AGAIN ANOTHER DRIVER. RESPECTING US BADLY. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN WE STAND HERE, TALK ABOUT WHAT UBER IS DOING TO YOU, NOT ABOUT ME, NOT ABOUT ANYBODY. WE SUPPORT OUR UNITY. OUR UNITY ON UNFAIR DEACTIVATION AND OUR UNITY ON DRIVER SUPPORT CENTER. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE NEED SO THAT WE CAN SURVIVE, AND FEED OUR KIDS. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>HELLO, MY NAME IS ROB GUDBRANSON AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT DEACTIVATION. I WAS DEACTIVATED LAST YEAR, AND AGAIN THIS YEAR. THIS LAST YEAR THEY SAID I DID NOT HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE. I PROVED THAT I DID BUT THEY DID NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO ME. THIS YEAR I GOT IN AN ACCIDENT I BROUGHT DOWN TO THE UBER HUB A STATEMENT FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE HIGHWAY PATROL AND THE OTHER DRIVER WAS AT FAULT. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSON DOWN THERE SAID I CANNOT READ YOUR LETTER, AND I CANNOT TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT. HE DID NOT TAKE DOWN ANY INFORMATION, HE WAS NO HELP AT ALL. I JUST RECENTLY READ THAT UBER WAS ASKED TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF CONGRESS, TO SEND SOMEONE DOWN TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE . AND THEY REFUSED, JUST HOW POWERFUL IS UBER GETTING. WE NEED SOME HELP WITH REGULATING UBER HERE IN SEATTLE. >>THANK YOU ROB. >>MY NAME IS’S EFFORTS, THANK YOU FOR THE CITY COUNCIL SO MUCH TO GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY. MY ACCOUNT IS DEACTIVATED SINCE LAST YEAR. THE REASON WAS, BECAUSE OF A SERVICE DOG. A YOUNG LADY ASKED FOR A WRITER. AND SHE HAS A DOG, THE DOG LOOKS LIKE A SERVICE DOG, AND I ASKED HER. IS THIS YOUR SERVICE DOG AND SHE SAID YES. DO YOU HAVE AN ID THAT EXPLAINS THAT, SHE SAID NO, AND, DURING THE CONSERVATION, — CONVERSATIONS AS SHE STARTED TO FIGHT WITH ME AND SHE STARTED CALLING ME AS WORKERS AND I DID NOT ACCEPT THE RIDE, AND MY ACCOUNT IS DEACTIVATED. WE NEED INFORMATION IN THE APP THAT IS A SERVICE DOG OR NOT, THERE IS NOT ANY INFORMATION. HOW CAN WE TELL? PLEASE PROTECT UNFAIR DEACTIVATION POINT THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>FRANCISCO, LOTTA, AND DUSTIN. IS FRANCISCO HERE? NUMBER SIX? LIVING TO LOTTA, NUMBER SEVEN. DUSTIN LEMBO, EIGHT, AHMED MILLMAN NINE. >>I LIKE THIS GROUP. IS THAT FRANCISCO? OKAY. WOULD YOU KINDLY GET OVER TO THE MICROPHONE? >>COUNCILMEMBER AHMED MOVEMENT, I AM THE FOUNDER OF SEATTLE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION AND ALSO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND, WE DO NOT HAVE PROPER REPRESENTATION. WE DON’T. AS A BRAND LIFE DRIVERS, I HAVE BEEN IN FRONT OF THE DRIVERS COMMITTEE WITH THE TEAMSTERS WE REQUESTED THAT THE AUTHORS PROPOSE TO THE MAYOR AN INCREASE OF PER MILE HELP WITH INSURANCE, TO HELP WITH MAINTENANCE OF OUR CARS. NONE OF THAT MESSAGEWAS CONVEYED TO THE MAYOR. INSTEAD, WE WERE BROUGHT A PROPOSAL THAT WAS A DEAL BETWEEN THE MAYOR AND TEAMSTERS CALLED FAIR SHARE. THIS PROPOSAL IS NOT FAIR SHARE. IF THE DRIVER IS NOT GETTING WHAT HE WANTS. DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER, WE WANT AS THE CITY GOVERNMENT, YOU THE CITY GOVERNMENT TO ALLOCATE AT LEAST 50% OF THE MONEY BEING GIVEN TO RIDESHARE ON BEHALF OF THE RIDESHARE, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE DOING INJUSTICE, AS FDR, THE FORMER RESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY SAID, WORKERS RIGHTS IS HUMAN RIGHTS. OUR HUMAN RIGHTS IS INFRINGED. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE BEHIND US, THEY ARE HERE TO TELL THE COUNCILMEMBER, WE ARE NOT BEING REPRESENTED, THE WAY WE WANT TO BE REPRESENTED. WE DON’T HATE TEAMSTERS, WE DON’T HATE ANYBODY, WE WANT UNITY BUT WE CANNOT CLOSE OUR EYES. JUST SET UNITY FOR HERE. >>HI, MY NAME IS JULIE DAVIS I’VE BEEN A DRIVER FOR TWO AND HALF YEARS FULL-TIME. I AM THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SEATTLE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THIS, THE DRIVERS HERE BEFORE YOU TODAY A CALLING CITY COUNCIL, TO INCLUDE FUNDING FOR THE DRIVERS RESOURCE AND SOLIDARITY CENTER USING AT LEAST HALF OF THE FUNDS RAISED FOR THE ROGER TAX PROPOSAL. WE SHOULD COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT SUPPORT FOR OUR PROPOSAL AND WE CALL OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS ALSO TO SUPPORT OUR DEMAND. WE ARE A PART OF THE SEATTLE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION WHICH REPRESENTS DRIVERS THROUGHOUT THE REGION. I AM PRESENTING TO YOU A PETITION THAT MORE THAN 300 DRIVERS HAVE RECENTLY SIGNED CALLING FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO ADOPT OUR PROPOSAL. WE ARE CONTINUING TO GATHER SIGNATURES. WHILE WE SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN TRANSIT WE THINK IT IS OBVIOUS THAT, IF OUR WORK IS THE BASIS FOR COLLECTING THE TAX THEN WE, THE DRIVERS SHOULD BE THE BENEFICIARIES. WHILE WE SUPPORT — DRIVERS ARE STRUGGLING TO SURPRISE — SURVIVE ECONOMICALLY ESPECIALLY WITH A HIGH COST OF HOUSING. MANY LACK HEALTHCARE, SOME DRIVERS ARE EVEN LIVING AND SLEEPING INSIDE THEIR VEHICLES. OTHERS HAVE TROUBLE PAYING THEIR RENT EVERY MONTH. ANY DRIVERS WERE FORMER TAXICAB DRIVERS WHO OWNED TAXI MEDALLIONS. THESE MEDALLIONS WERE THEIR PRIMARY LIFE INVESTMENT, AND AT ONE POINT WERE UPWARDS OF $300,000. TAXI DRIVERS BORROWED HUGE SUMS OF MONEY TO PURCHASE MEDALLIONS IN ORDER TO OPERATE THEIR TAXI BUSINESS. SINCE UBER AND LYFT DISRUPTED THE PAID TRANSPORTATION SECTOR THAT MEDALLIONS NEARLY LOST ALL OF THEIR VALUE DESTROYING THE HARD-EARNED ASSETS OF THE TAXI DRIVERS AND CASTING MANY DRIVERS DEEP INTO DEBT. MANY DRIVERS ARE IMMIGRANTS AND ENGLISH IS THEIR SECOND, THIRD, OR EVEN FOURTH LANGUAGE. FOR THEM, WE NEED HELP ADVOCATING FOR OUR RIGHTS IN DEALING WITH UBER AND LYFT AND OBTAINING A RANGE OF SERVICE HOUSING MENTAL HEALTH NATURALIZATION ENGLISH CLASSES AND TRAINING IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. ENGLISH COMPREHENSION IS A BIG ISSUE FOR MANY OF THESE DRIVERS. A DRIVERS RESOURCE AND SOLIDARITY CENTER FUNDED BY THE MONIES RAISED FROM THE PER RIGHT FEES WOULD SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF DRIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO HELP DRIVERS BUILD AN EFFECTIVE VOICE. WE NEED DISPUTE RESOLUTION RESOURCES IN OUR PROPOSAL, THERE’D BE A PART OF THE DRIVERS RESOURCE AND SOLIDARITY CENTER BUT IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE CLEAR THAT OUR MAIN PROBLEM WITH UBER AND LIFE IS A POWER IMBALANCE AND NO DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAW ALONE IS GOING TO GET US JUST AS IF WE ARE NOT AND ADDRESSING THE POWER IMBALANCE. >>JULIE, THANK YOU. I WOULD ASK YOU TO WRAP UP PLEASE. >>OKAY. BASICALLY WHAT WE ARE SAYING IS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A DRIVER BASED RUN BASED RESOURCE AND RESOLUTION CENTER. A GOVERNMENT ONE CANNOT HELP OUR NEEDS BECAUSE IT WILL TRICKLE DOWN THROUGH GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO GOVERNMENT AGENCY, DRIVERS WILL SEE LITTLE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>I WILL JUST CHECK ON A COUPLE OF NAMES, TELL ME IF YOU WERE HERE. AHMED AND DUSTIN? DUSTIN IS HERE? OKAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. DUSTIN? >>SURE, HI, I WAS GOING TO TALK TO THE FAIR SHARE PLAN BUT I THINK YOU ALL KNOW MY POSITION ON THAT, I WANTED TO ENGAGE ON THE LAST COUNCIL ITEM, 59 WITH THE FUNDING FOR OFFICER LABOR STANDARDS, THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES FOR SPEAKING TO THAT TODAY. AND IN COUNCIL MEMBER MUSCAT’S ABSENCE. I WANT TO TALK TO YOUR CONCERN, COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ AND YOU COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL. EVEN IF WE WERE TO GIVE ALL MILLION DOLLARS TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS IT IS NOT GOING TO RECOVER ALL OF THE LOST WAGES THAT ARE STOLEN EVERY SINGLE DAY BY EMPLOYERS IN THIS CITY. WHEN WE ENCOURAGE THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS BACK IN 2017 TO INVEST IT TO LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION INTO LEAD POINT THAT SETTLED THIS SUMMER FOR CLOSE TO $700,000, HAD WE NOT DONE AN ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN, AND THANK YOU MEMBER HERBOLD FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON THAT, HAD WE NOT DONE THAT, THOSE WORKERS WOULD STILL HAVE MONEY STOLEN FROM THE POCKETS, IT TOOK THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS TO DO ALL THE AFFIDAVITS, WITNESSES, AND THAT MILLION DOLLARS IS SORELY NEEDED JUST ON OUTREACH, WHICH IS NOT EVEN — WE HAVE NOT HAD AN INCREASE OF 2017 AND WE PASSED TWO MAJOR LAWS SINCE THEN, AND ARE POISED TO PASS THE FAIR SHARE. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW — COUNCIL AND BAGSHAW UNSER ERIN OF RUNTIME POINT >>THAT’S ALL RIGHT DUSTIN. KELSEY AND KATIE? >>HI, THANKS, I’M KELSEY MEASURE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF TRANSPORTATION COALITION AND FAIR SHARE COALITION AS WELL. DRIVERS IN OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WHETHER THEY ARE DRIVING A BUS OR LIGHT RAIL TRAIN, STREETCAR OR GOOBER AND LYFT HAVE A REALLY BIG JOB. WE TRUST THEM NOT ONLY TO GET US WHERE WE NEED TO GO, BUT TO KEEP US SAFE WHILE DOING SO AND IS A PROFESSIONAL UNDER STRESSFUL CIRCUMSTANCES SOMETIMES. IT IS A HUGE RESPONSIBILITY, THE JOB DESERVES RESPECT AND DIGNITY, A FAIR PAY, AND PROTECTIONS AND THIS IS WHY WORKERS ARE AT THE HEART OF THE FAIR SHARE PLAN. BUT, WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME ALSO THINKING ABOUT HOW TRANSPORTATION FUNCTIONS AS A SYSTEM, AND HOW OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IS CONNECTED TO OUR CITY AND REGION AT LARGE. UBER AND LYFT ARE PRIVATE COMPANIES THAT ARE USING OUR PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND THEY ARE HAVING AN IMPACT ON OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND THE ECOSYSTEM OF OUR CITY. AND SO, THIS IS WHY WE SUPPORT THE FAIR SHARE LEGISLATION IN ADDITION TO PUTTING DRIVERS FIRST ALSO ADDRESSES URGENT ISSUES AROUND MOBILITY AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING POINT >>THANK YOU KELSEY. KATIE WILSON, AFTER KATIE ABDUL YUSUF AND MICHAEL WOLF. >>HI COUNSELOR WAS I’M KATIE WILSON HERE REPRESENTING THE TRANSIT RIDERS UNION AND WE ARE ALSO A PART OF THE FAIR SHARE COALITION AND WANTED TO EXPRESS OUR SUPPORT FOR THE FAIR SHARE PLAN. WE CANNOT LET THIS NEW DESTABILIZING SECTOR OF THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY BE BUILT UP ON THE BACKS OF LOW- WAGE WORKERS. WE STRONGLY SUPPORT ALL OF THE NEW LABOR PROTECTIONS FOR UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS ESPECIALLY PROTECTION FROM DEACTIVATION AND WE SUPPORT A LIVING WAGE FOR DRIVERS. WE CANNOT LET DRIVERS LIVELIHOODS DEPEND ON THE WHIMS OF AN ALGORITHM. WE ALSO NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT UBER AND LYFT ARE HAVING. IN SOME PLACES SENDING IT INTO A DEATH SPIRAL. SEATTLE HAS SO FAR RESISTED THIS TREND, BUT WE HAVE TO KNOWLEDGE THAT UBER AND LYFT ARE CONTRIBUTING TO TRAFFIC SUGGESTION AND THE REGIONS RISING COMMON ADMISSIONS FOR THAT IS WHY WE SUPPORT THE FEE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEAR TRANSIT, WE HAVE TO START AFFORDING — HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR IMPACT TO THE CITY PLEASE PASS THE FAIR SHARE PLAN PROTECT DRIVERS AND SUPPORT A SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE TREPIDATION SYSTEM. >>THANK YOU. >>ABDUL YUSUF, MICHAEL WOLF, AND PATIENTS. DO I SEE — OKAY. OKAY. ABDUL IS NOT HERE? OKAY. MICHAEL, YOU’RE UP AND IF ABDUL SHOWS UP WE WILL COME BACK TO HIM. MICHAEL WOLF, AND PATIENTS. >>THANK YOU, MY NAME IS MICHAEL WOLF I AM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DRIVE FOR SEATTLE. MUCH LIKE THE PREVIOUS LARGE GROUP HERE FROM THE SEATTLE ROGER DRIVERS ASSOCIATION, WE ARE OPPOSED TO THE FAIR SHARE PLAN BECAUSE WE FEEL THE TAX IS NOT NECESSARY TO GET THE KINDS OF BENEFITS THAT DRIVERS PRETTY MUCH ALL AGREE THAT WE NEED. WE NEED TO HAVE A MINIMUM LEARNING STANDARDS ON THE FLOOR FOR THOSE TIMES WHEN IT IS JUST SLOW YOU HAD A BAD WEEK. WE NEED TO HAVE A BETTER PROCESS FOR DRIVER DEACTIVATION, THESE ARE THINGS THAT ALL DRIVERS AGREE ON, WHETHER THEY SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATION, WHETHER THEY SUPPORT THE TEAMSTERS, WITH UBER SUPPORT THE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION. WHAT THE MAJOR DISAGREEMENT IS WHETHER YOU NEED AN ADDITIONAL TAX TO DO IT, EVEN IN THE LEGISLATION YOU PROPOSE, YOU PROPOSE REDUCING THE FAS FINANCE FEE TO THEN FIND THESE TWO PROGRAMS., THE $.51 ADDITIONAL IS JUST MORE MONEY. SO, WHY NOT DO WHAT THEY SUGGESTED AND SPEND THAT MONEY ON DRIVERS, CREATE A CITY PORTABLE BENEFITS FUNDS THAT ALLOW DRIVERS TO OFFSET COST OF HEALTHCARE, THROUGH PAID FAMILY LEAVE, ALL THESE OTHER BENEFITS, THESE ARE THINGS THAT DRIVE FORWARD HAS CALLED ON THE CITY TO DO AND YET, WE HAVE NOT SEEN IT HAPPEN. >>THANK YOU, MICHAEL. THE PATIENT’S, CHRIS FEIST, DOUG DUMAS, AND ALYSSA PURCELL. >>WE HAVE A GROUP. KIND OF A GROUP. I WILL INTRODUCE OUR BOARD MEMBERS FROM HDC WHO IS HERE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT AND STAND WITH OUR FAIR SHARE COALITION PARTNERS AND DRIVERS WHO DESERVE A LIVING WAGE AND INVESTMENTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. OVER TO MICHELLE DIRKS VERSUS POINT POINT >>GOOD AFTERNOON. COUNCIL MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ON THIS, MY NAME IS MICHELLE MORELAND, PRINCIPAL OF LETTERS TO MILITANT PARTNERS WITH IS AN AFFORDABLE TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROVIDER IN SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY. I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM BOARD, AND WE SUPPORT STRONGLY THE FAIR SHARE PROPOSAL, AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD, THIS MEASURE WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RESOURCES WE KNOW FOR TRANSPORTATION, AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS WELL AS SUPPORTING WORKERS RIGHTS ALL OF WHICH WE ARE STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF. ON THE POINT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING WHICH IS THE WORLD THAT I LIVE IN AND NOW, I THINK IT IS NO SURPRISE TO ANYBODY THAT THERE IS A NUMBER OF DRIVERS WHO MAY BE MOVING IN SOME OF THE UNITS THAT GET PRODUCED BY THE WORK THAT WE DO. I PERSONALLY IN MY ORGANIZATION HAVE 400 UNITS OF HOUSING IN PRODUCTION, CURRENTLY, WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ON THE HTC — IN THE HTC MEMBERSHIP TOTALING THOUSANDS OF UNITS OF HOUSING IN PRODUCTION CURRENTLY, AND EVERY SINGLE TIME THAT IS PRODUCED, THAT IS CREATED BY THIS CITY IS NECESSARY AND NOT DESPERATELY NEEDED. SO, I SUPPORT THIS MEASURE, AND I APPRECIATE THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT, THAT HOUSING AND TRANSIT AND TRANSPORTATION ARE ALL LINKED, AS ARE THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS, TO A LIVING WAGE FOR DRIVERS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. NEXT, FIVE, MILITIA, AND THEN BABS. ARE YOU CHRIS? >>I AM CHRIS. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HEAR MY BRIEF TESTIMONY TODAY MY NAME IS CHRIS FEIST AND I AM A LYFT RIDESHARE DRIVER WITH OVER 7000 RIDES. SINCE 2000. — TO SINCE 2015. AS A DRIVER, I WANT TO EXPRESS TO THE COUNCIL AND THE ROGER COMMUNITY OFFERING PART OF THE SOLUTION TO THE CITY’S PARKING PROBLEMS AND VEHICLES ON THE ROAD. PLACING A TAX OF $.75 PER RIDE REGARDLESS OF THE LENGTH OF THE AMOUNT OR THE AMOUNT OF THE RIDE IS EXTREMELY REGRESSIVE. REPEATED SHORT RIDES WOULD EFFECTIVELY BE PRICED OUT OF THE MARKET. IT LOOKS LIKE THE COUNCIL AND MAYOR ARE PURPOSELY TRYING TO DESTROY THE RIDESHARE. THE RIDESHARE PROVIDES AN EFFECTIVE ECONOMICAL AND EFFICIENT ALTERNATIVE FOR MANY WRITERS WHO REQUIRE INDIVIDUALIZED TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION. AS A DRIVER, I INTERACT WITH MANY OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS ON A DAILY BASIS, AND THEY SHARE MY SAME SENTIMENTS. I AM HERE TO OBJECT TO THE COUNCIL MARRIAGE TO THIS ILL- CONCEIVED TAX BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT IS. YOU ARE ACTUALLY TAXING YOUR CONSTITUENTS AND MAKING A TRANSPORTATION SITUATION WORSE. I URGE THE COUNCIL TO LISTEN TO ALL THE DRIVERS AND PASSENGER TO EXPLAIN HOW THIS WOULD IMPACT SO MANY WHILE HELPING SERVE YOU. BUT YOUR TIME IS UP, CHRIS, LESSONS? >>THESE DO NOT TREAT ME AS PART OF THE PROBLEM. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>DANA? DANA DEMOSS? >>I AM DOUG DEMOSS, BUT GOT IT. I SEE IT THERE NOW. >>OKAY. I AM A TEAMSTER, AND I WAS A PART OF THE GROUP LAST WEEK THAT PRESIDENT HARRELL SPOKE ABOUT, IN TERMS OF THE OPTICS, AND I WANT TO SAY, THAT OUR UNION REPRESENTATION OF THE MEMBERS IN THIS INDUSTRY ARE COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DEVOTED TO THE EQUITY THAT IS INHERENT IN OUR BUSINESS. WE ARE HERE TO TELL YOU THAT WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TRIED OVER THE YEARS TO ADHERE TO THOSE IDEALS , AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL, YOU WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD THAT. WE DID NOT. THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL HAS ABSOLUTELY NOT A SINGLE PROGRAM OR PLAN TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE NOW. BECAUSE, WE WANT TO SEE THOSE THINGS PUT IN PLACE IN REAL TIME , FOR REAL PEOPLE TO CREATE REAL JOBS FOR EVERYBODY. I HAVE TRIED FOR 15 YEARS TO GET THE CITY OF SEATTLE TO PUT IN A PROGRAM IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS SO THAT WE CAN MENTOR KIDS. AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY HAVE THESE OPPORTUNITIES, AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LET US KNOW WE WILL WELCOME THEM IN. >>THANK YOU. MELISSA PURCELL? >>HI, THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR LISTENING TO US TODAY AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT TODAY, COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL AND COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD, THANK YOU, AND FOR THE REST OF YOUR VOTES AND SUPPORT. I AM THE BUSINESS AGENT FOR LOCAL 88, — LOCAL 48. WE APPLAUDED THE WORK THE CITY HAS DONE TO MAKE CHANGES TO FM. WE APPLAUD THE WORK ON INCLUSION AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO THAT WORK. OUR CONCERN AT WORK ARE ABOUT JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS. SORRY, THIS GOT LOST HERE. WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THE CHARGES, THAT THE CHANGES AS THEY CURRENTLY ARE WRITTEN MAY LEAD TO THE ECONOMIC DETRIMENT OF OUR INDUSTRY. ONE CHANGES TO THE CITY OF FILM OFFICE WHICH IS THE STANDARD PRACTICE WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY. ALL CITIES THAT HAVE INSTRUCTOR PRODUCTION HAVE CITY FILM OFFICES. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHY LABOR AND PEOPLE THAT ARE BOOTS ON THE GROUND MUST HELP DEFINE AND GUIDE THIS WORK. AS THE PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY WRITTEN AND LACKS DEFINITION, CLARITY, AND SET GOALS FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, OR HOW MANY ENTITIES MIGHT FALL UNDER THIS PROGRAM AT ANY GIVEN TIME. WE NEEDED THE PROGRAM TO SUCCEED AND THEREFORE ASK THAT WE ARE A PART OF THAT WORK, THAT OUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE ARE INCLUDED IN THIS CONVERSATION. >>WE ASK THAT YOU WRAP UP, MELISSA? >>YES, I JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT WE DID AFTER THE OTHER HEARING REACH OUT TO TIM LENNON AND TO SHARON WILLIAMS AND WE HAD GREAT CONVERSATIONS, WE ALL AGREE THAT WE HAVE THE SAME GOALS, WE WANT PLACES AT THE TABLE AND SUPPORT FOR OUR INDUSTRIES. THANK YOU. >>GREAT, THANK YOU FOR THAT, THAT IS HELPFUL. BABS? YOU ARE NEXT AND YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DON CLEARY, AND THEN GEORGE’S, POINT >>PEACE AND HARMONY TO YOU ALL, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME COME THIS FAR. I HAVE A COPY OF MY TESTIMONY, IF I DO NOT HAVE TIME. LOOK AROUND YOU, EVERYBODY YOU SEE. IS NOT THIS WHOLE WORLD FULL OF DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS? THIS IS WHO WE ARE. AND TO THIS, MY OBJECTION, THIS TAX WILL NOT BENEFIT MY RIDERS NOR ME, NOR ANYBODY ELSE. YOU CAN DO BETTER BY CONTROLLING THE RENT AND GETTING MONEY FROM THEIR AND DO SOMETHING WITH THAT. FOR NOW, WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY IS SIMPLE. LISTEN TO YOUR DRIVERS, LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE. THIS IS JUST A SUMMARY. EVIDENTLY, YOU CAN USE THE PAPERWORK TO GO THROUGH IF YOU HAVE TIME IF YOU EVER HAVE TIME, TO GO THROUGH WHAT I WANT AS I COULD I DON’T WANT TO HOLD ANYBODY HERE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I OFFICIATED. >>THANK YOU. DON? >>DON CLEARY, I AM WITH THE OUTPACED DRIVERS ASSOCIATION, WITH TEAMSTERS 117, I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE FAIR SHARE LEGISLATION AND ADDRESS THE TOPIC THAT IS NOT BEING TALKED ABOUT, THERE IS A LOT OF DWELLING ON THE TAX, AND WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE MAIN ASPECT OF THIS LEGISLATION, WHICH IS AN INCREASE IN DRIVERS PAY. I THINK A DRIVER RESOURCE CENTER IS A GOOD IDEA HOWEVER THAT WILL NOT GET ANYBODY OUT OF SLEEPING IN THEIR CARS BUT WHAT WILL GET PEOPLE OUT OF SLEEPING IN THEIR CARS IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PAY, WHICH I BELIEVE YOU FOLKS HAVE THE BOLDNESS TO DO FOR US. I HOPE THAT WE DO NOT TRY TO MAKE THIS CONVERSATION ASPECT OF COMP LOCATED, LET’S NOT BE AFRAID TO LOOK TO THE PAST A FEW YEARS AGO OF WHAT WORKED THEN. THE APP HASN’T CHANGED THAT A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PER MILE, BUT ALSO FIVE PER MILE $.50 PER MINUTE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE MINIMUM WAGE, OUR EXPENSES. FOCUS ON THAT MORE THAN ON THIS SMALL TEXT. I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE, FOUR MORE YEARS. >>WELL DONE. YES, AND COLUSA NDEBELE? >>PROBABLY WITH A LARGER GROUP. ADDRISI? SURE, SORRY. HOW ABOUT THIS, I WILL GIVE YOU A PHONE NUMBER. 425-626-7663. LOOKS LIKE THE NEXT ONE IS MOLLY KOBE, 206483 5666? ANOTHER PHONE NUMBER, 206-432- 6956? OF THE SHIRE? PAGE RACHELLE? HOORAY, PAIGE, COME ON UP. ARE YOU ALL SPEAKING? >>YES. >>OKAY, WOULD YOU GIVE THEM FOUR MINUTES? >>THANK YOU. I AM PAGE RACHELLE, A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WITH THE PROJECT THAT STARTED WITH A DREAM TO BUILD A MORE DIVERSE COMMUNITY IN NATURE. WE, IN THE VERY BEGINNING, OUR GOAL WAS TO GO TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LEAST LIKELY TO HAVE HAD THEIR VOICES HEARD AND TO ENGAGE THEM IN OUR PROCESS. OUR FIRST DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS GRANT ALLOWED US TO HIRE AWESOME LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WHO ARE WALKING US THROUGH AN INCLUSIVE DESIGN PROCESS. AND, WE ARE IMAGINING WITH OUR COMMUNITY HOW TO BEST TRANSFORM THE BURKE GILMAN PLATE PLAYGROUND PARK INTO A NATURE-BASED SPACE THAT IS ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY. TO TRULY BE ABLE TO ENJOY NATURE, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS IT, AND ALSO FEEL A SENSE OF BELONGING ONCE YOU GET THERE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT PUBLIC SPACES IN TERMS OF EQUITY, LOOKING AT BELONGING, YOU START TO SEE HUGE GAPS, BY RACE AND CLASS AND HEALTH, GENDER, SEXUALITY, ABILITY, THIS PARK IS SURROUNDED BY A SUPER DIVERSE COMMUNITY, SURROUNDED BY CAPITOL HILL HOUSING, PREVAIL HOUSING, IT IS NEXT TO THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, IT HAS A LOW INCOME HOUSING COMMUNITY AROUND IT. BECAUSE OF THIS LOCATION IT SHOULD BE SERVING A SUPER DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE. BUT, IT IS NOT. WE HAVE GONE TO THE COMMUNITIES AROUND THIS PARK AND THEY FEEL ISOLATED. I KNOW MY JOB AS A MIDDLE-CLASS WHITE VOLUNTEER IS TO TAKE MY PRIVILEGE AND TO HAND IT TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE IMPORTANT IDEAS AND LESS ACCESS TO POWER AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO. WE HAVE A FAMILY WHO IS CONSIDERING MAKING A SIGNIFICANT DONATION TO OUR PROJECT, AND WHAT WE HAVE HERE ARE FOUNDATIONS THAT WE THINK ARE GOOD MATCHES IS THAT THEY WANT TO SEE THAT THE PUBLIC IS BACKING OUR PROJECT. IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER SUPPORTING OUR PROJECT WITH THE COMMITMENT OF PUBLIC DOLLARS, YOU CAN HELP US LEVERAGE THESE PRIVATE PHILANTHROPISTS. THIS PROCESS AND PARK IS GOING TO SUPPORT A BROADER GOAL THAT I KNOW YOU SHARE WHICH IS TO CONNECT OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY TO NATURE, AND TO EACH OTHER. SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A HEALTHIER AND MORE INCLUSIVE WORLD. >>HI, MY NAME IS McLENDON I’M 16 YEARS OLD. AFTER JOINING THE ELECTRIC PROJECT, I HAVE LEARNED THAT MANY PEOPLE NOT ONLY LIKE ME NO MATTER WHAT RACE AND ETHNICITY GENDER AND DISABILITY, ALL OF US WANT TO SEEK DIFFERENT CHANGES. WE WANT TO BE HEARD, WELCOME, AND NOT TO BE JUDGED THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT IS INCLUSIVE, AND IS ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE. THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT, I HAVE GONE OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE, BUT I HAD NEVER MET BEFORE. AND, A BETTER LEADER AT MY SCHOOL AND TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THE PROBLEMS THAT GO AROUND, SUCH AS RACISM. >>THANK YOU. >>MY NAME IS IS NOT TESLA, I AM 15 YEARS OLD AND PART OF THE ELIAS TEAM ADVISORY GROUP AS A GIRL OF COLOR I HAVE EXPERIENCED A LOT OF RACISM AT MY SCHOOL AND IN MY COMMUNITIES. I NEVER HAVE THE CHANCE TO HAVE MY VOICE HEARD BUT THROUGH THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET MY VOICE HEARD AND LET OTHER PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE ARE THE SAME MATTER WHAT WE LOOK LIKE. WE HAVE PLANNED EVENTS WHERE THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A PLACE WHERE IT IS SO DIVERSE. BEING PART OF THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A MEMBER OF MY COMMUNITY. PARKS ARE NOT PRIVILEGES, THEY ARE RIGHTS. THANK YOU. >>HI, I’M SEAN RENDELL, AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER, HERE ON BEHALF OF BLAKE GUION, WHO USES ALTERNATIVE AND AUGMENTED CONDITIO DEVICES SO I WILL PLAY HIS MESSAGE THROUGH MY COMPUTER. >>HELLO SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL PROJECT COMMITTEE. I USE A SPEECH DEVICE TO CONNECTICUT. I WANTED TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION BUDGET MEASURE FIVE DASH ONE CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT. I SERVE ON THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT LEADERSHIP TEAM. COMPLETING THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, I WAS UNABLE TO PLAY OR INTERACT WITH PLAYGROUND AGREEMENT, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIR USERS LIKE ME. I COULD ONLY WATCH AS MY FRIENDS HAVE FUN SWINGING ON THE MONKEY BARS OR CLIMBING ON STAIRS THAT HAD LARGE GAPS. PLAY IS GOOGLE FOR A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT AND MOST CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ARE PREVENTED FROM USING PLAYGROUND AGREEMENT. I ENTHUSIASTICALLY JOINED THE ELI’S PARK PROJECT LEADERSHIP TEAM, BECAUSE I REALLY BELIEVE THAT ALL PLAYGROUNDS SHOULD HAVE AN AREA WHERE THEY COULD PLAY BECAUSE OF THEIR ABILITIES. THIS BUDGET ACTION TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE PARK WOULD GET US CLOSER TO OPENING A PLACE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS COULD GO AND ENGAGE IN PLAY WITH OTHER KIDS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALL OF YOU. WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU GO TO? >>ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL. >>VERY NICE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION IN ALL OF THIS. AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT FORWARD. OKAY. JAMIE LEE? DORIS KOO, CHRIS PERSONS? >>GOOD AFTERNOON COUNCIL MEMBERS. UNFORTUNATELY, JAMIE AND CHRIS HAD TO LEAVE. I SPEAK FOR THE COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, NOT JUST INTO THE BUDGET SEASON, WE ARE HERE TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF COUNCILMEMBER MUSCAT AS VARIOUS BUDGET PROPOSALS IN INCREASED FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. BUT, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT ONE ITEM, ITEM NUMBER ONE CBA OH 1A1. THIS IS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICY, THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD FOR BEING A CHAMPION FOR US, AND THE QUESTION HERE IS, IF WE BUILT THEM, CAN THEY COME BACK? THIS IS A CRITICAL QUESTION WITH CENTRAL DISTRICT LOSS WITH 70% AFRICAN AMERICANS ONLY 14% OVER TWO DECADES, AND IN THE RECENT LIBERTY BANK PROJECT, WITH NO FUNDING, BUT ONLY SHARED GOODWILL, AND OUT-OF- POCKET SPENDING, CAPITOL HILL HOUSING, AFRICA TOWN OF OUR PLACE, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMEDIAN PECKED DESIGNS EMBARKED ON AN X — OUTREACH PROJECT AND AS A RESULT 86% OF THE TENANTS IN THE BUILDING TODAY CAME FROM THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, OR FROM PEOPLE WHO USED TO LIVE IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, OR HAD BEEN DISPLACED FROM THE CENTRAL DISTRICT. THIS IS A CONCRETE RESULT, OF COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICY THAT TODAY IS UNFUNDED AND VOLUNTARY. AND WE ASK YOU TO SUPPORT THIS ONE-TIME DEVASTATION, TO BUILD THE SYSTEM TO ENCOURAGE THIS KIND OF EXTENSIVE OUTREACH EFFORT, SO THAT WE CAN REPAIR AND RESTORE THE FABRIC OF THOSE COMMUNITIES THAT HAD BEEN DECIMATED FIRST BY SEGREGATION, AND THEN BY GENTRIFICATION. >>THANK YOU. DRIVE SUPPORT SERVICE? I HOPE I GOT THAT NAME RIGHT, LOOKS LIKE FAYSA? OKAY, COME ON UP. AFTER IS NIKKO, WINONA, AND THEN — >>I DON’T HAVE NOTHING TO SAY, I’LL JUST SAY THANK YOU. >>WELL THAT’S THE NICEST THING WE’VE HEARD ALL DAY. >>THEY JUST FINISH COMING IN HERE AND TALKING ABOUT ALL THAT I COME FOR. I JUST NOTICED I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING, I APPRECIATE THAT. NIKKO, CRYSTAL, ARIANNA? >>HI, THANK YOU. >>NECK TO SEE YOU AGAIN. >>NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. I JUST WANT TO FOLLOW-UP FROM LAST HEARING, AS THE WOMAN WHO WALKED IN THIS BUILDING, I ASKED HER, WHAT ABOUT THE BRENT LYFT AND HE SAID I DON’T WANT TO PAY PARKING SO I TAKE THE BRENT LYFT. I TALKED TO HER ABOUT INCREASED TAXES, YOU KNOW, 51 SENT, AND SHE SAYS IF I HAVE TO PAY MORE MAYBE I WILL DRIVE MY CAR. SO IT WILL BE REJECTED. BY THE WAY, I HAVE TALKED WITH OTHER WRITERS. SEVEN IN 10 AGREE ABOUT PAYING MORE TAXES BECAUSE THEY USED UBER AND LYFT EVERY DAY TO GO TO WORK AT HOME. SO, YEAH. I HOPE YOUR DECISION IS NOT BASED ON THE INTEREST GROUP, BASED ON THE PEOPLE IN SEATTLE. >>INC. YOU POINT >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. >>CRYSTAL? THEN ELIANA POINT >>THANK YOU. THAT AFTERNOON, TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, MY NAME IS CRYSTAL, AND THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A CHANCE TO SPEAK BRIEFLY TODAY. I AM A PART-TIME LYFT AND UBER DRIVER, AND A FULL-TIME CAREGIVER FOR FAMILY MEMBERS. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE OVER 1500 RIDES IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, AS A WAY TO SUPPLEMENT MY INCOME. THAT WORKS BEST FOR ME, WHICH IS USUALLY LATE AT NIGHT. AND, I HAVE MANY FRIENDS, WHO ARE IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS, AND ARE ONLY ABLE TO DO THIS TYPE OF WORK LATE AT NIGHT. WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE TAX THE MAYOR IS PROPOSING, ON RIDESHARE, I FIRST THINK ABOUT THE PASSENGERS THAT I DRIVE. AND I AM HAPPY TO TAKE HOME PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE HAD TOO MANY DRINKS, TO KEEP THE ROADS SAFE. YOU KNOW, BY HELPING THEM OUT. I FEEL THAT THIS TAX WOULD BE A STEP BACKWARDS, IN ADDRESSING THOSE ISSUES FOR SAFER AND MORE ACCESSIBLE STREETS. SO, PLEASE TAKE THESE REMARKS INTO CONSIDERATION, WHEN VOTING ON THE BUDGET. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>THANK YOU CRYSTAL. AFTER ELIANA IS MOHAMMED, OKAY, YOU WILL BE AFTER ELIANA AND THEN, AS IT ELICITS I’M SORRY, I AM MASHING THAT. PLEASE, GO AHEAD. >>MY NAME IS ELIANA, I AM HERE WEARING MY NEW PRODUCTION COALITION TODAY RITA I DO NOT HAVE ROSES OR RHETORIC TODAY. I SPENT MOST OF THE REST OF TODAY IN A SWEET AND ICE COME HERE ASKING YOU TO DEFUND THE NAVIGATING, AND I MET SOMEBODY WHOSE STORY TODAY REALLY ENCAPSULATE WHY I KEEP COMING HERE, SAYING THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT IS CAUSING ENORMOUS HARM, AND LITTLE TO NO BENEFIT. WENDY AND HER ADULT SON WERE SWEPT WITH 30 MINUTES NOTICE TODAY, THEY WERE TOLD THEY WERE AN OBSTRUCTION. THEY WERE IN BETWEEN PILLARS SUPPORTING I-5 NEAR THE GREEN LAKE PARK-AND-RIDE. THEY WERE NOT BLOCKING ANYBODY’S ACCESS TO ANYTHING. THEY WERE SWEPT SUNDAY AS WELL. THEY HAVE BEEN SWEPT MORE TIMES THAN THEY CAN COUNT. WENDY HAS EXPERIENCED ENORMOUS TRAUMA THROUGH HER LIFE, INCLUDING BEING INTIMATE VIOLENCE SURVIVOR. SHE IS BEING RETRAUMATIZED, SOMETIMES MULTIPLE TIMES PER WEEK WITH OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS. AND SHE IS NOT GETTING HELPED. SHE HAS BEEN RESULTED IN SHELTERS AND HAD HER POSSESSIONS STOLEN. SHE IS NOT WILLING TO TAKE REFERRAL TO ANOTHER SHELTER. WE NEED TO KEEP INVESTING IN THINGS THAT ARE HELPING PEOPLE AND NOT PUTTING ALL OF THIS MONEY INTO TRAUMATIZING HER VULNERABLE NEIGHBORS. >>THANK YOU ELIANA. MOHAMMED, AND I WILL TRY ONE MORE TIME ON THIS NAME. ABCDL LETTER W KBD — >>THANK YOU, PLEASE PROCEED. >>MY NAME IS MOHAMMED, I HAVE BEEN DRIVING FOR OVER SIX AND HALF YEARS, WITH 6679 PICKUPS, WITH THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF 4.9. HAVING SAID THAT, DRIVERS WITH NO REASON LAST YEAR, THIS MONTH THEY MAKE ME DEACTIVATE WHEN I WENT BACK TO ASK THEM, THEY SAY THAT SOMEBODY OPENED YOUR PHONE FROM NIGERIA, WHICH I HAVE NO ANY CLUE. SINCE THEN, I WAS BACK AND FORTH TO KEEP ASKING THEM, NOBODY HAS TOLD ME WHAT WENT WRONG, OR SOMETHING, OR, THEY FIX IT ON THE CONDITION THAT I HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK. I HAVE A BIG FAMILY TO SIX CHILDREN. THE REASON WHY I AM SUPPORTING DRIVERS SOLIDARITY IS ONE POINT, BECAUSE THE MONEY PROPOSED HERE, IF IT COMES TO THE DRIVERS, BECAUSE THE DRIVERS HAVE NO BENEFIT. AND, NO WHATSOEVER 401(K) OR ANY TYPE OF BENEFIT. IF I AM FOR IN AN ACCIDENT, THERE IS NO WAY I CAN SUPPORT MY KIDS. I HAVE BEEN LIFTED DRIVER FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW. ONE CAN WONDER HOW I CAN SURVIVE, BEING IN THE BUSINESS OR 15 YEARS, SOMEBODY WILL PICK UP TWO OR THREE TRIPS AND IS CUT IT BACK AND GIVE ME ONE TRIP, THAT IS HOW WE SURVIVE. I THINK I WENT ALMOST ALL OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS I TALKED TO THEM IN PERSON I KNOW THEM. SO, I NEED THIS THING IS PASSED TO GET HELP BETWEEN THE DRIVERS, THERE IS NO DIVISION. WE ARE ONE. WE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE. >>THANK YOU. I ASK YOU TO WRAP UP AND WE CAN TAKE THE NEXT SPEAKER. >>OKAY. SUCH I WISH YOU FOR YOUR TIME POINT >>THINGS. >>DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK? BUT ATTEMPT ME. >>OH, OKAY. I APOLOGIZE. GIVE HIM 30 MORE SECONDS, AND LET HIM FINISH. >>I WISH I CAN SAY SOMETHING BUT I WOULD LIKE TO APPRECIATE THAT, YOU KNOW, IN RIGHT NOW, WE ARE SUFFERING THE DIVISION OVER NO REGULATION, WE ARE SUFFERING AS MEMBERS OF DRIVERS, THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU. OKAY, YOU NICK ALANA? NOW, WE WILL HAVE A LIST THAT MAY HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN, SO LET ME KNOW, MAMADOU DLO? MOHAMMED AHMED?? RASHID ALEO? OKAY. I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE ANYBODY OUTSIDE. OKAY. LET ME JUST RUN THROUGH THESE TO MAKE SURE I AM BEING FAIR. SIMON? WE ARE GETTING REAL CLOSE. TO MY BUDDY DALE BRYCE. ANDREW? HUMBERTO SOUZA, SETH WILSON? OKAY, GOOD. THANK YOU. PLEASE GO AHEAD. >>MY NAME IS HUMBERTO SOUZA AND I AM A A RATING RIDESHARE DRIVER. AM HERE TO SHOW MY OPPOSITION TO THIS UNFAIR SHARE PLAN. I CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE ANOTHER $.50, NOR CAN I STAND TO LOSE $1800 PER YEAR. LIMITED RIDESHARING IN SEATTLE, THIS DOES NOT HELP US AT ALL. IF THE CITY OF SEATTLE REALLY WANTED TO HELP US, IT SHOULD CONSIDER PROPOSING DRIVE FORWARDS, CONSULTANTS PLAN TO HELP DRIVERS. ANTICIPATING BY THE COMPANY, AND DRIVER ASSOCIATION VOTED ON BY ALL DRIVERS. DRIVE LETTER AND ACTIVATION REVIEW PANEL, THE 5 TO 10 SENT FEE INCREASE THAT WOULD NOT HARM OUR EARNINGS. I THINK YOU GUYS SHOULD PUT POLITICS ASIDE TO CREATE THE NATION’S FIRST FRAME OF WORK FOR REGULATING AND PLACING WRITERS FIRST. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR COMING. SETH WILSON? GUERIN DAVID DESANTIS? ABUBAKAR? LE? ALL RIGHT, DELBERT. COME ON DALE. NICE TO SEE YOU. NEED TO SIGN 7:00 TOMORROW MORNING COUNCIL MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE, I APPRECIATE YOU I KNOW IT HAS BEEN A LONG DAY FOR SOME OF YOU, MOST ACTUALLY. ELIAS PARK IS A GREAT THING, NICE TO HEAR HOPEFULLY WE WILL CONSIDER THAT TO THAT OF A GOOD THING. I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD FOR PUTTING FORWARD THE PROPOSAL TO DROP THE 2.5 MILLION, ONLY PUTTING THAT IN FRONT OF PRIORITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE AS SOON AS IT PASSES THE COUNCIL. RELIGIOUS EVENTUALLY DROP DOWN TO 1 MILLION TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY TO ACCESS CAREERS IN THE BUILDING TRADES. THAT IS A PASSION OF MINE. THE OTHER THING IS ANOTHER PASSION, HARD WORK TO PUT TOGETHER AS A CITY, AND I AM REALLY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT OLS DOES AT TIMES IT IS NOT PRETTY, BUT IT DOESN’T DO GREAT WORK, AND I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU CONTINUE TO FUND IT AND LOOK AT THE ADDITIONAL MILLION DOLLARS TO CONTINUE TO DO OUTREACH AND EDUCATION, BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE IT TRULY STARTS IS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH, ACCOMPANIED WITH BUSINESSES AND LABOR. >>ALL RIGHT. DID EVERYBODY GET TO SPEAK? WHO SIGNED UP? ALL RIGHT. THIS BRINGS US TO THE END OF OUR DAY TODAY, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING ENGAGED, WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW STARTING AT 9:30.

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