Seattle City Council Briefing 10/7/19


>>>GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE FOR OUR REGULAR BRIEFING. OCTOBER 7, 2019. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES. IF THERE’S NO OBJECTION WE WILL APPROVE TODAY’S AGENDA AND APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING. SEEING NO OBJECTIONS, BOTH ITEMS ARE APPROVED. I WILL DISPENSE OF THE PRESIDENTS REPORT. WHY DO WE JUMP IN TO THE STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE. COME FORWARD . REINTRODUCE YOURSELVES I SHOULD SAY. >>HELLO, EVERYBODY. >>GOOD MORNING. >>CARON CARGILL, STATE RELATIONS. WE TRY TO GET HER TO COME UP HERE. >>WE HAVE SEVEN SLIDES. WE WILL SPLIT IT UP BETWEEN THREE PEOPLE. WE ARE BEFORE YOU TODAY WITH AN UPDATE ON OUR TIMELINE AS WE MOVED TO THE PROCESS OF IDENTIFYING THE CITY’S LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR THE 2020 SESSION. FOR BROADER CONTEXT THIS YEAR WE ARE MOVING INTO A SUPPLEMENTAL YEAR. IT MAKES CHANGES TO THE BIANNUAL OPERATING CAPITAL AND TRANSPORTATION BUDGETS. THEY PASSED AT LAST YEAR AND WE WILL ALSO UPDATE YOU ON SOME SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP SHIFTS IN THE HOUSE SINCE WE LAST BRIEF DUE THAT CARON WILL ELABORATE ON TODAY. AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY FOR BUSTLING VIOLATIONS AND INTERSECTION BLOCKING ELIMINATING THE STATES PREEMPTION OF AUTHORITY TO REGULATE RENT AND FIREARMS AS WELL AS ELIMINATING THE DEATH PENALTY AND STATUTE WILL REMAIN TOP PRIORITIES FOR THE COMING YEAR. THE COUNCIL MADE SIGNIFICANT HEADWAY IN THE AREAS OF HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS, WITH REPRESENTATIVE ROBINSON WITH THE BOND BILL AND A HOST OF TENANT PROTECTIONS THAT THE MAYOR SIGNED LAST FRIDAY INTO LAW AND MANY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE GUN RESPONSIBILITY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SPACE. MANY OF THESE GAINS WERE MADE WITH SEVERAL STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER MUNICIPAL PARTNERS. AND I WANT TO RECOGNIZE IN PARTICULAR THE WORK OF ROOTED IN RIGHTS AND DISABILITY RIGHTS WASHINGTON FOR WORK ON AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT AS WELL AS THE MAYOR OF BREMERTON AND COUNCILMEMBER OF THE BUFFALO CITY COUNCIL, AND ANOTHER COUNCILMEMBER IN SPOKANE FOR PARTNERSHIP IN ADVANCING AND EXPANSION OF THE WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP THAT WE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. WE APPRECIATE THE COUNCILS HARD WORK AND ENGAGEMENT LAST SESSION AND THROUGH THE INTERIM, DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS AS THEY WILL BE CRITICAL TO ADVANCING THE CITY’S AGENDA IN 2020 AND THOSE OF YOU WHO MADE MULTIPLE TRIPS TO EASTERN WASHINGTON TO REPRESENT US ON THE ASSOCIATION OF CITIES BOARD AND I BELIEVE UPCOMING MEETINGS WITH RANKING MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO CARON FOR A PREVIEW OF THE 2020 SESSION. >>I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN — IT’S ALL GOOD. I’M READY TO GO. I’M NOT USED TO HAVING SLIDES FOR YOU GUYS. OKAY, WE WANT TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU AND ANTICIPATE THE AGENDA PROCESS STARTING AS SHE MENTIONED EARLIER WE ARE ABOUT TO HEAD INTO ABOUT THREE MONTHS AWAY FROM HEADING INTO THE 60 DAY SESSION. A SHORT SESSION THAT WILL BE FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET YEAR SO IT STARTS AND GENERATE 13th AND WILL GO FOR 60 DAYS AND THERE IS A NEW HOUSE SPEAKER, THE SPEAKER EMERITUS HAVE STEPPED DOWN AND IT IS HELD BY JOHN LOVICK AND IN JULY THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE NOMINATED REPRESENTATIVE JENKINS. SHE STILL HAS TO GO THROUGH A FORMER PROCESS THAT WILL HAPPEN IN JANUARY. SHE IS LOOKING TO BE OUR NEW NEXT SPEAKER AT THE HOUSE. THE SENATE AND HOUSE HAVE BEEN MEETING FOR COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY DAYS, THE HOUSE HAD AN EARLY SESSION IN SEPTEMBER AND BOTH THE SENATE AND HOUSE WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL ASSEMBLY DATES THE WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING. COMMITTEES — QUESTION? >>WITH REPRESENTATIVE JENKINS, CAN WE REACH OUT TO HER NOW, IS IT USEFUL TO SAY HELLO, CONGRATULATIONS? >>ABSOLUTELY. >>I DON’T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF THE GAME — >>WE BEEN WORKING TO FIND TIME TO SIT DOWN WITH HER. JUST SO SHE CAN MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM SPEAKER TO THE SEATTLE AREA, TACOMA, MAKING SURE THAT SHE HAS AWARENESS OF OUR ISSUES AND WHAT WE ARE WORKING WITH. A COUPLE DIFFERENT COUNCIL MEMBERS ON GETTING A MEETING SET UP. >>GREAT. I KNOW THIS WILL BE LONG-TERM AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO TOUCH IT THIS SHORT SESSION BUT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD ISSUE TO RAISE, THE FORMER TACOMA MAYOR, MARILYN STRICKLAND HAD TALKED WITH ME LAST YEAR ABOUT CREATING A MULTICOUNTY TRANSIT LIKE PROCESS TO BE ABLE TO FUND MORE HOUSING RAPIDLY ACROSS A THREE OR FOUR COUNTY AREA IF YOU COUNT KITSAP, AS WELL. IT WOULD PROVIDE REGIONAL AUTHORITY, FUNDING, AUTHORITY, TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE TO BE SITTING ON THAT, WE ARE WORKING ON OUR REGIONAL GOVERNANCE NOW, I THINK IT IS PARALLEL BUT I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY HER AND INTRODUCE HER TO THE CONCEPT. >>THANK YOU, I’M HAPPY TO REACH OUT TO YOUR OFFICE AND WE CAN WORK ON FINDING TIME. >>ARE YOU LAUGHING AT MY GOOD FRIEND? >>AM I? >>THERE WAS CHUCKLING GOING ON . >>SOMEONE IN THAT POSITION, I AM CERTAINLY NOT. OKAY. SO, WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT, 2019 WAS A BIG YEAR. THE LEGISLATURE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN A LOT OF AREAS AND MANY PRIORITIES, TOUCHED ON QUITE A FEW OF THESE. I WON’T GO INTO DETAIL BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT THESE ENDLESSLY. A BOND DEAL THAT WAS A BIG DEAL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUICK ACTION. FOR MOVING THIS ALONG ON THE CITY SIDE, TENANT PRODUCTION, THE HOUSING TRUST FUND WAS MOVED UP FROM $107 MILLION TO 171 — $175 MILLION, AND WE SAW CIVIL-RIGHTS AREAS, LGBTQ COMMISSION, KEEP WASHINGTON WORKING, I HAVE BEEN 1000 WHICH WAS GOING TO THE BALLOT, AMAZING TO SEE THE LEGISLATURE TAKE ACTION LAST SESSION. PUBLIC SAFETY, A LOT ON GUN RESPONSIBILITY. THERE WAS FUNDING FOR RAPE KIT TESTING AND WE ALSO WERE ABLE TO GET THE EDUCATION, BIG FOR THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE GRANT THAT WAS THE SURCHARGE PUT ON A FUND TO MAKE THESE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO A MUCH WIDER GROUP. THE CITY WAS SUCCESSFUL IN BEING ABLE TO SECURE THE WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP MATCH FOR MUNICIPAL DOLLARS THAT WOULD FIT WITHIN THE TARGETED GROUP. AND A LOT OF ADVANCEMENT ON THE EARLY LEARNING ACCESS. HEALTHCARE, WE SAW THE TOBACCO 21 THAT WENT THROUGH, VACCINATIONS WITH MMR AND REQUIREMENTS FOR REMOVING PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS FOR THE MMR AND AFFORDABLE CARE PROTECTION. SO I THINK THE LEGISLATURE NOW, THE DIFFERENT CAUCUSES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WILL PUT FORWARD NEXT. THERE WERE THINGS THAT WERE IN THE PIPELINE, ENVIRONMENTAL, HOUSING, GUN RESPONSIBILITY THAT THEY COULD CLEAR THAT, IT WAS CONVERSATION HAPPENING NOW THAT HAPPENED DURING THE SUMMER ABOUT THE NEXT THINGS THEY WILL BRING FORWARD. >>THE ONES THAT WE ARE PUSHING LAST YEAR, ROOTED IN RIGHTS, THE EXAMPLE, WITH THOSE BE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST AUTOMATICALLY? >>WE APPRECIATE ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH YOUR OFFICE TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO ADVANCE AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT FOR BUS LANE VIOLATIONS AND INTERSECTION BLOCKING. THAT WAS A REQUEST THAT WE HAVE TO YOUR OFFICE. WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. >>THE BILL WILL MOVE BACK, SINCE OUR BLOCK THE BOX MOVE OUT OF THE HOUSE AND INTO THE SENATE, IT WILL GO BACK TO THE HOUSE FOR A THIRD READING. IT IS AUTOMATICALLY, THAT IS DURING A SESSION, THERE ARE TWO YEARS IN A BIENNIUM SO THE BILLS IN THE LONG SESSION WILL AUTOMATICALLY — >>AND THE DEATH PENALTY? WHERE DOES IT FALL IN THE QUEUE? >>I THINK GIVEN SOME OF THE CHANGES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WE HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITIES THERE AROUND ELIMINATING THE DEATH PENALTY AND STATUE. I THINK GIVEN THE TIME FRAME LAST YEAR AND THE PUSH TO MOVE I-1000 FORWARD, A LOT OF THINGS WERE LOST BECAUSE OF TIMING AND I THINK WE CAN ADVANCE SOMETHING THIS COMING SUPPLEMENTAL FASHION. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>SO, OUR AGENDA PROCESS, I KNOW I HAVE MET WITH MOST OF YOU TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES ARE AND WILL BE FOR THE UPCOMING SESSION, IN ADDITION TO EATING WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS WE MET WITH DEPARTMENT FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AS WHAT THEY THINK WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THE CITY. SO WE HAVE COMPILED A LOT OF THOSE REQUESTS AND WE ARE WORKING TO PUT THEM INTO THE DOCUMENT THAT WE WILL PUT FORWARD TO YOU LATER THIS MONTH. IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A LONGER PROCESS, WE WILL DO OUR INITIAL PRESENTATION ON OCTOBER 21. AND YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS, GIVE US FEEDBACK AND THEN WE WILL MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS AND WE WILL DO ANOTHER FINAL PRESENTATION ON THE FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD. AND YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PASS IT IN EARLY DECEMBER. THAT IS THE DOCUMENT THAT WE WILL WORK WITHIN DURING THE SESSION. IT SETS THE PRIORITIES AND IT IS A BIG DOCUMENT, MEANT TO CAPTURE QUITE A FEW THINGS BUT DEFINITELY IT SETS UP THE VALUES AND THINGS THAT WE WILL FOCUS ON DURING THE LEGISLATURE OF SESSION. >>NIKKI. >>IS ANYONE BRINGING UP VAPING UNDER HEALTHCARE? >>YES, THEY ARE. IT WAS TIED TO THE TOBACCO 21 LEGISLATION THAT WENT THROUGH LAST YEAR. AND A LOT OF QUESTIONS WE HAVE BEEN ASKED, WHAT IS THE CITY ABLE TO DO, WHAT IS THE COUNTY ABLE TO DO? ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE BILL IS THERE IS A PREEMPTION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT. ABLE TO TAKE ACTION, THAT IS A CONVERSATION POINT. THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID HE WILL PUT FORWARD LEGISLATION SPECIFICALLY AROUND SOME OF THE HEALTH ISSUES COMING FORWARD FROM THE VAPING ILLNESSES. >>AND RECENT REPORTS FROM KENT COUNTY, AS WILL. >>WE SHOULD ANTICIPATE THINGS LIKE THAT AND THAT WILL CERTAINLY INCLUDE IN OUR AGENDA.>>SO, POTENTIAL CITY ISSUES FOR 2020. AGAIN, A LOT OF THINGS IN THE PIPELINE. WE ARE REALLY TALKING TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, THE CITY, TO SEE WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE ELEVATE, HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS, THEY WILL BE A PRIORITY. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THE LEGISLATURE DID FOR THE HOUSING TRUST FUND AND 1406, THAT IS AT THE END OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS. WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH OTHER CITIES AND STAKEHOLDERS TO SEE WHAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT THE LEGISLATURE CAN GET BEHIND DURING THE SHORT SESSION. A TOPIC HAS STALLED QUITE A BIT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. WE’RE SEEING IF THERE’S ANY APPETITE TO LOOK INTO MFT THIS YEAR. >>QUESTION. SPECIFIC TO ADDITIONAL LABOR STANDARDS IN MFT, IS THAT PART OF THE CONVERSATION? >>I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT. MAYBE I CAN CONNECT WITH YOU AND GET MORE DETAILS? >>AND MISTY THE CHIEF OF STAFF IS WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE LABOR CENTERS FOR MFT THAT ARE NOT ACTUALLY POSSIBLE WITHOUT STATE MOVEMENT ON THIS. I THINK IT’S A BETTER SOLUTION AT THE STATE LEVEL. TO HELP INCLUDE THESE LABOR STANDARDS. WE DID SOME GREAT WORK WITH THE CENTRAL STAFF ON HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE OF INCENTIVES AND MAKING SURE IT PENCILS OUT. I THINK WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOUR TEAM AS YOU INCLUDE THE LABOR STANDARDS IN MFT. >>WE HAVE A MEETING TODAY WITH SOME OF OUR FRIENDS FROM THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES ABOUT A CAPITAL BUDGET REQUEST THAT WE DISCUSSED WITH COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ. I’M HAPPY TO BRING THAT UP AND TALK WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THIS IS A PARODY THAT THE LABOR COMMUNITY HAS IDENTIFIED FOR THE COMING SESSION. >>THANK YOU. OTHER ISSUES IN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING SPACE, SHELTER LOCATION, BASEMENT ASSISTANCE AND CONTINUING TENANT PROTECTIONS. EDUCATION, EARLY LEARNING, CHILD CARE, THOSE WILL BE ELEVATED QUITE A BIT. THE DEADLOCK ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE WILL SEE IN THAT SPACE FOR THE SHORT SESSION. IF CLEANUP LANGUAGE IS NEEDED OR THEY TRY TO DO ANYTHING. >>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT CHILDCARE, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, WHAT KIND OF HELP CAN WE LOOK FOR? >>THAT HAS BEEN A PIECE OF THAT, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW STUDIES THAT THEY ARE PUTTING FORWARD NOW AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FOR THE STATE TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION ON THAT, I KNOW ON THE, FOR THE LOCATIONS WHERE THEY CAN PUT THE CHILD CARE CENTERS, THAT IS AN ISSUE. AND JUST HOW THAT TIES IN TO MAKING MORE SPACE IS AVAILABLE, ACKNOWLEDGING IT IS AN EXPENSIVE AND PROBLEMATIC TOPIC FOR MANY FAMILIES IN THE STATE. >>IT’S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AS WE KNOW. >>JUST TO ADD TO THAT, IN ADDITION, WE HAVE BEEN HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH FOLKS ABOUT 925, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRIORITY IS NOT JUST RUNS SPACE AND INCENTIVES BUT ALSO PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT. AND CONGRATULATIONS TO CALIFORNIA FOR THE WORK THEY JUST DID TO HELP MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS MORE OF A UNIONIZED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING VOICE FOR THOSE WHO DO RECEIVE SUBSIDIES. IT WAS A GREAT PIECE OF LEGISLATION IN CALIFORNIA. I DON’T SUGGEST THAT IS ON THEIR AGENDA THIS YEAR BUT I KNOW PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT IS A HUGE, HUGE PROBLEM. >>VERY GOOD. >>THANK YOU. IS THE SON? OKAY. THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU DID ON THE LGBTQ COMMISSION. I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT EXPANDING THE ISSUE FOR PROTECTION OF TRANSGENDER FOLKS STATEWIDE. WHAT OTHER STATES HAVE DONE BUT MY NEW QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE WE, THIS IS IN THE NEWS, WHAT WILL WE, HOW WILL WE ADDRESS PSYCHIATRIC CARE NOW THAT WE KNOW WESTERN STATE HAS ISSUES? >>THAT’S A HUGE TOPIC STILL. I THINK THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF INVESTMENT PUT IN THE SPACE DURING THE LAST SESSION AND THAT WILL BE A CONTINUED CONVERSATION. THEY ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET MORE BETS ONLINE AND THERE’S BEEN A LARGE CONVERSATION AROUND INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT AND WHAT THEY WILL DO IN THAT SPACE. I DON’T THINK THERE IS A STRONG AND SOLID FEELING ABOUT WHAT THE RIGHT ACTION IS. I THINK IT IS STILL A TOPIC THAT IS BEING EXPLORED BUT IT WILL ELEVATE THIS YEAR. >>WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOLKS, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN SHARE ANYTHING BUT I KNOW THEY HAVE SOME IDEAS AND WORKING WITH THE STATE LEGISLATURE ON CAPITAL AND PROGRAMMING FOR PSYCHIATRIC COME GETTING AWAY FROM PRIVATIZATION, COMMERCIAL MARKET OF PSYCHIATRIC BEDS AND THE NEED HERE AND NOT JUST KING COUNTY BUT TRI-COUNTY. >>WE WERE DOING WORK WITH THEM AND THEY HAVE PRIORITIZED HOW TO SIGNIFICANT WIN AROUND SOME MAJOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS FROM THE LEGISLATURE LAST SESSION AROUND PSYCHIATRIC CARE AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE WORKFORCE NEEDS. THAT WILL TAKE TIME TO GET ONLINE BUT I THINK IN THE MEANTIME THE AREA THAT YOU ARE ASKING US TO EXPLORE THAT WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE CONTINUED DISCUSSIONS WITH YOU AROUND HOW TO ADDRESS AN IMMEDIATE NEED WHILE WE’RE STANDING UP THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY AND MAKING THOSE INVESTMENTS. WE ARE HAPPY TO DO THAT AND FOLLOW UP WITH YOU. >>-2 FOLD, THERE IS THE ISSUE BUT WE ALSO KNOW THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON OWNS NORTHWEST HOSPITAL IN DISTRICT V’S WE’RE LOOKING AT DENSITY AND HEALTHCARE AND OTHER NEEDS. THAT IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I’M CONCERNED ABOUT IT, NOT CONCERNED BUT I HOPE THEY CAN STAY IN THE LOOP WITH THE CONVERSATION AS IT CONTINUES. WITH OUR FORMAL COUNCIL MEMBER AND THERE CAME. >>GREAT. >>IN SUPPORT OF WHAT COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ WAS SAYING, WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH CHIEF SCOGGINS, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH THE LABOR UNION AND THINGS, THANK YOU KENNY STEWART FOR HELP. THIS IS WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER WAR IS BROUGHT TO HAVE PLACES WHERE THE FIREFIGHTERS, FIRST RESPONDERS CAN TAKE PEOPLE ON A SHORT-TERM BASIS. WE NEED MANY, MANY MORE BETS. WE’RE ADDING I BELIEVE 60 IN BEACON HILL THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE BUT WE RECOGNIZE THAT FOR THIS CONTINUUM TO WORK, WE NEED THE SHORT-TERM PLACES TO TAKE PEOPLE AND ONE THING I WANT TO POINT OUT, TO MY COLLEAGUES, I DON’T KNOW IF PEOPLE ARE FOCUSED ON THIS YET, BUT DANIEL MALONE IS WORKING ON A NEW FACILITY IN RAINIER AND PLUM AND THAT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HARBOR VIEW AND THAT WILL BE A MEDICAL FACILITY WITH MENTAL HEALTH POSSIBILITIES AND LOW INCOME HOUSING. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE RAISED MOST OF THE MONEY THROUGH GRANTS FOR THE HOUSING BUT THEY STILL NEED SOME MONEY FOR THE ACTUAL CLINICAL FACILITY BELOW. I WILL RECOMMEND THAT WE DO THAT IN THIS BUDGET BUT I KNOW THAT LEGISLATIVE HELP WOULD BE WELCOME. >>WE CAN FOLLOW UP AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT THE BUDGET ASKS ARE AND WORK TO INCORPORATE THOSE INTO THE DRAFT AGENDA. >>OBVIOUSLY, THEY ARE CAREFUL ABOUT TRYING NOT TO BE IN A CONFLICTED POSITION BUT SHE WOULD KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS. >>THANK YOU. >>ON THE ENVIRONMENT SIDE, THE LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD WILL BE A REALLY BIG TOPIC. I KNOW THE SENATOR HAS PUT FORWARD SOME CAP AND TRADE CONCEPTS. 100% CLEAN ENERGY BILL WENT THROUGH BUT I DON’T THINK THEY ARE PAUSING BY ANY MEANS. ALSO WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE CITY FUEL TANK LEGISLATION LAST WEEK WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING AT DIFFERENT CONCEPTS, WHAT WE NEED TO EXPLORE TO MAKE SURE THAT WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY. >>I WANT TO PUT ON THE RADAR, I SAW A TWEET FROM REPRESENTATIVE FITZGERALD. HE WILL BE WORKING ON UPDATES TO THE GMA AND BUILDING 19 23 THIS PAST SESSION. I WANT TO PUT THAT ON THE RADAR. >>THANK YOU. >>ON THE TRANSPORTATION SIDE, AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT WILL OF COURSE THE ONE OF THE BIGGEST PRIORITIES THIS COMING SESSION. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE BILL WAS ABLE TO MOVE TO THE HOUSE LAST YEAR AND STALLED ON THE SECOND READING OF THE SENATE SO NOW WILL GO BACK TO THE HOUSE. WE ARE WORKING WITH SPONSORS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS TO SEE ANY ADJUSTMENTS WE NEED TO SEE IN THE LEGISLATION. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH. >>SEPARATE BUT RELATED TO THIS, LAST YEAR WE TALKED WITH A NUMBER OF LEGISLATURES ABOUT PROVIDING ASSISTANCE FOR CARDS FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES. AND FROM OUR SUPPORT IT WAS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE. I THINK WE DID WONDERFUL WORK WITH METRO TO GET THE CARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. AND THIS IS EXPANDING WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM AND OTHERS SO I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF THERE’S COORDINATED OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GET MORE RESOURCES FOR THE STATE TO BE ABLE TO BUY THE ORCA PASSES FAMILIES THAT CAN’T AFFORD IT OTHERWISE. >>THANK YOU. >>PUBLIC SAFETY, PUT GUN RESPONSIBILITY BROADLY, I THINK THE BILLS WERE ABLE TO PUSH THE PIPELINE LAST YEAR AND I THINK WE’RE HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ANY TYPE OF THE LOCAL PREEMPTION, IS THERE ANY SPACE FOR THERE TO BE A RELAXING OF THAT, KNOWING THAT THE CITY OF SEATTLE HAS SEVERAL PRIORITIES IN THE AREA THAT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO WORK ON. UNDER CURRENT LAW. >>AGAIN, THIS IS NOT INCLUSIVE, JUST A COUPLE, HIGH- LEVEL THINGS, AND THIS WILL EVOLVE THROUGH THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. AND PLEASE KEEP US POSTED IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU HEAR ABOUT OUR OTHER PRIORITIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE AGENDA.>>REMEMBER LAST YEAR I WAS WORKING WITH SENATOR CARLISLE WHO HAD WANTED TO PUT FORWARD A BILL THAT HE TRIED MULTIPLE TIMES THAT WOULD ALLOW OUR CITY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO JOIN FORCES WITH THE STATE. AFTER THAT, AND SINCE I CHAIR THIS COMMITTEE, WE DID AN OUTSIDE INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS THEY CAME BACK AND RECOMMENDED THAT THE CITY NOT JOIN THE STATE. WE HAD EXPERTS ON THE COMMITTEE , THEY TOOK A LOOK AT IT AND I INVITED SENATOR CARLISLE TO JOIN US WHEN THE BRIEFING HAPPENED. I THINK HE MAY AT THIS POINT SAY HE’S NOT MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT AGAIN BECAUSE SPOKANE WAS OPPOSED AND TACOMA WAS OPPOSED AND ONLY WOULD APPLY TO OUR THREE CITIES. SO SINCE WE CAME BACK WITH THAT RECOMMENDATION AND THIS IS ACTUALLY COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, I HAD YOU IN MIND SO WE DIDN’T HAVE TO RACE IT AGAIN BUT WE DID IN MAY, HAVE THIS ACCOMMODATION FROM THE INDEPENDENT BOARD OUTSIDE THAT SAID THEY WERE GOING TO OPPOSE IT BUT THEY WOULD NOT SUPPORT IT. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. SO, NEXT STEPS. THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES WILL MEET THROUGH THE FALL, IT WILL BE FOCUSED AND NOVEMBER BUT THERE HAS BEEN THE ABILITY TO SEE WHAT IS ELEVATING, GET UPDATES FROM DIFFERENT COMMITTEES AND WORKGROUPS AND SESSIONS THAT ARE ORGANIZED FOR THE INTERIM, GET THAT INFORMATION THAT IS HELPFUL TOOL FOR US TO KNOW WHAT TO ANTICIPATE FOR 2020. WE’RE HOPING TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH THE DELEGATION, THIS HAS BEEN A JOINT THING THAT THE MAYOR HAS DONE WITH THE COUNCIL TO SIT DOWN WITH THE DELEGATION AND ADVANCE THE SESSION AND HEAR WHAT EVERYONE SHARED AND WORK ON STRATEGY FOR THE 2020 SESSION. LEGISLATURES COME TO OLYMPIA ON THE 13th. IT MIGHT SEEM FAR AWAY BUT IT WILL COME UP QUICKLY. WE WILL CIRCULATE AND PRESENT OUR FIRST DRAFT OF THE AGENDA ON OCTOBER 21 AND WE HAVE ONE MONTH TO HEAR FEEDBACK, AND ADOPT THE AGENDA. IN DECEMBER. >>FOR YOUR FEEDBACK AND HARD WORK, I APPRECIATE IT. >>THANK YOU, WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU. ONE LAST COMMENT. >>I DIDN’T SEE A SECTION FOR LABOR ON HERE. IT COULD BE THAT I AM MISSING AN EARLIER PART OF THE PRESENTATION BUT WE TALKED ABOUT LABOR AS IT RELATES TO HOUSING, OBVIOUSLY, ANYTIME WE CAN GET ADDITIONAL STANDARDS IN FOR EXAMPLE PREVAILING WAGE AND DROPPING THE THRESHOLD WILL BE HELPFUL FOR MIDEAST POLITIES TO SHOW HOW THE PUBLIC DOLLARS ARE BEING USED. IS A CONVERSATION ABOUT DROPPING THE THRESHOLD PREVAILING WAGE FOR $5 MILLION, PERHAPS LATER IN THE CONVERSATION THAT WILL,. BUT IT’S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT COMES FROM THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE LABOR COMMITTEE, WE ARE REALLY EXCITED THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON WILL BE ADVANCING A DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS AT THE STATE LEVEL. MARITIME WHAT WE DID HERE AT THE CITY. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE OUR SUPPORT FOR THAT. I THINK IT ALSO ECHOES OUR CONGRESSIONAL CONGRESSWOMAN, WHAT SHE’S DOING AT THE NATIONAL THERE, TOO. ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR THAT WOULD BE GREAT BUT THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO. AND WE COULDN’T DO IT AT THE CITY LEVEL. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, THOSE CONCEPTS ARE MUCH MORE APPROPRIATE TO CREATE A POOL AT THE STATE LEVEL AND IF THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT ADVANCE. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR HIGHLIGHTING THAT. >>THANK YOU, MUCH. WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. >>YOU WON’T SEE ME. I WILL SEE YOU. I WILL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU. >>ONE MORE BRIEFING THIS MORNING ON THE STATE ROUTE TOLLING UPDATE, CAN THE TEAM COME FORWARD AND WE WILL DIVE RIGHT IN. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN COULD NOT JOIN US THIS MORNING. I CHATTED ABOUT THIS ITEM . AND THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF INTEREST ON OUR FLOOR, AND UPDATE. >>MAKE SURE THAT YOUR LIGHT IS GREEN AND THE MIC IS CLOSE. WHAT WE START WITH INTRODUCTIONS, DIVE RIGHT IN. >>I’M FROM SOUND TRANSIT. >>I’M WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TOLD A VISION. >>AND THE DIRECTOR OF DOWNTOWN MOBILITY FOR THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. >>I THINK I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF KICKING IT OFF THIS MORNING. AND ORIENTING US TO WHERE WE ARE IN THE SEATTLE SQUEEZE, THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING THROUGH UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS OF BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION. SO, IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AND YOUR DESIRES, COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ ARE NOTED. [ LAUGHTER ] SO, RIGHT NOW WE ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON THE PROCESS OF TOLLING SR 99 TUNNEL, WE STARTED ALASKAN WAY CONSTRUCTION AND THE TWO WAY COLUMBIA TRANSIT PASS WILL BE READY IN JANUARY. AND ALSO IN JANUARY WE WILL BE MAKING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN WHAT I THINK SOUND TRANSIT HAS REFERRED TO THE BLUE LINE TO THE EAST SIDE TO THE RAILS IN THE TUNNEL. AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE SEVERAL YEARS GOING OUT, 2021 IS THE YEAR WHERE THINGS WILL START TO GET A LOT BETTER BECAUSE THAT IS WHEN WE ARE CONNECTING LIGHT RAIL TO NORTHGATE. ALTERNATIVE, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO ED BARRY. NO, I WON’T. I WILL TELL YOU , ALL THE THINGS — >>NOT BEING SILLY, BUT 2021, IS 1st QUARTER OR 4th QUARTER? >>I WILL IT SOUND TRANSIT ANSWER THAT. >>I BELIEVE LATER IN THE YEAR. >>OKAY, I WILL TRY TO CONTROL EXPECTATIONS, THANK YOU. >>LOOK AT ALL THESE, DID YOU GET A CHANCE TO GO DOWN AND LOOK AT THE DEMOLITION OF THE VIADUCT? IT’S GREAT TO SEE SOME OF THOSE BUILDINGS GETTING SUNSHINE ON THEIR FACES AFTER ALMOST 60 YEARS. WE ALSO HAVE A BIG CLOSURE OF THE FAIRVIEW BRIDGE, IT IS GOING ON, THAT WILL BE 18 MONTHS AND WE’RE ALMOST DONE WITH VIADUCT REMOVAL, THAT WHICH IS LEFT IS NOT IN OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY. IT HAS LESS OF THE TRAFFIC IMPACT. WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION. THE IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE ABOUT ALL OF THESE CHANGES IS THE IMPACT ABOUT HALF OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME IN TO SEATTLE EACH AND EVERY DAY. THESE VARIOUS CHANGES IMPACT A LOT OF PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN SEATTLE AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. NOW, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO ED BARRY WHO WILL TALK TO US ABOUT TOLLING. >>THANK YOU HEATHER AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TODAY. I HAVE A COUPLE SLIDES ABOUT WHAT WE MIGHT EXPECT WHEN TOLLING BEGINS ON SR 99 AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THIS IN THE RECENT WEEKS, HEATHER AND I, I LIKE TO START OFF WITH THIS SLIDE WHICH SHOWS YOU WHAT OCCURRED WHEN WE STARTED TOLLING 520 10 YEARS AGO NOW. WE STARTED AT THE TAIL END OF 2011 BUT IN 2012, THIS REPRESENTS ACTUALLY WHAT HAPPENED AND I WILL SPEAK TO WHAT WAS ACTUALLY PREDICTED. YOU CAN SEE IN THE BLUE BAR ON THE RIGHT, THE GRAPH SHOWS THAT AS THE AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC THAT OCCURRED ON A WEEKDAY ON 520. YOU CAN SEE OVER 100,000 VEHICLES PER DAY IN 2011 DROPPED IN 2012 ON AVERAGE WHEN WE STARTED TOLLING AND WHAT THAT REPRESENTED ROUGHLY IN 2012 WAS A 34% DECREASE IN TRAFFIC. THAT WAS LESS THAN THE FORECAST ABOUT THAT WAS DUE TO DROP THAT WAS 48%. THAT IS AN IMPORTANT NOTE. I WILL COME BACK TO THAT IN THE NEXT SLIDE BUT THERE WAS A DROP, NONETHELESS, AND WHERE DO PEOPLE GO? WHAT DO THEY DO? THEY MODIFIED THEIR SCHEDULES, THEY TOOK DIFFERENT TRIPS, THEY TOOK DIFFERENT ROUTES, THEY TOOK TRANSIT, THEY TOOK VANPOOLS OR TRAVELED OFF-PEAK. SO THAT IS WHAT WE SAW AND THAT IS WHAT WE EXPECTED TO A DEGREE BUT IN THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES THAT THEY TOOK, YOU CAN SEE IN THE SECOND BULLET, VOLUMES ON THOSE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES DID INCREASE 11% ON I-90, 9% ON 522 BUT AN INTERESTING NOTE, WE ALSO SAW THE VOLUME INCREASES OFTENTIMES DURING THE OFF-PEAK TIMES WHEN THOSE ROUTES HAD CAPACITY TO ABSORB THEM. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS INTERESTING THAT WE SAW AND THEN, WE SAW A NUMBER OF TRIPS THAT CHOSE NOT TO CROSS THE LAKE AT ALL. 6%. SO, DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPEN, PEOPLE MADE DIFFERENT DECISIONS AS THEY DO WHEN TOLLING STARTS AND THEN WE SEE VOLUMES GROWING OVER TIMES AS PEOPLE GET USED TO TOLLING AND IS FACILITY IS KNOWN AS A TOLD FACILITY AND IN 2019 YOU SEE WE ARE ABOUT 17% BELOW THE PRE-TOLL LEVELS. WITH THE VOLUMES INCREASING YEARLY OVERTIME. SO WHAT MIGHT WE SEE WITH SR 99 IN THE TUNNEL? THAT’S WHAT THIS SLIDE THE PICKS. THE GRAYBAR THAT YOU SEE REPRESENTS WHAT WAS ON THE VIADUCT IN 2015 BEFORE IT CAME DOWN AND WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE EXPRESSED HERE ARE IN AVERAGE VOLUME PER HOUR AT PEAK TIME IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. THAT SOMETHING TO NOTE AND KEEP IN MIND. THESE ARE PEAK TIME TRAVEL VOLUMES. ON AVERAGE. FOR ONE HOUR. YOU CAN SEE OVER 5000 IN 2015 WHEN THE VIADUCT WAS IN OPERATION AND EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN THE TUNNEL WAS OPEN WE DID A SIMILAR MEASUREMENT WHERE WE TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT VEHICLES WERE GOING THROUGH THE TUNNEL. ON AVERAGE AT PEAK FOR ONE HOUR AND THAT SHOWS A LITTLE UNDER 5000. SIMILAR BUT NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE VIADUCT AND THE BOTTOM BAR SHOWS WHAT WE MIGHT SEE FORECASTED FOR THE TUNNEL VOLUME WHEN TOLLING BEGINS. THE SORT OF MAGENTA OR DARKER PURPLE, YOU CAN SEE OVER 3000 CARS PER HOUR WHAT IS FORECAST FOR WHAT MIGHT OCCUR WHEN TOLLING STARTS IN THE LATER PINK WAS WHAT YOU SEE SIMILAR TO THE BAR ON 520, THE GRADUAL INCREASE OVER TIME AS THE RAMP UP CONTINUES ON AS PEOPLE GET USED TO THE TOLL TUNNEL. AND THE VOLUMES THAT MIGHT HAPPEN. AFTER THE RAMP UP PERIOD IS OVER. THIS IS WHAT WE MIGHT SEE FORECASTED TO OCCUR WHEN TOLLING BEGINS BUT AGAIN, THIS IS JUST A FORECAST. AS I SAID, THEY ARE TYPICALLY CONSERVATIVE AND GENERATED BY A CONSULTANT THAT GENERATES THESE NUMBERS FOR US. THEIR CONSERVATIVE IN THE ASPECT OF THE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY FORECAST A REVENUE AMOUNT THAT MIGHT BE ACHIEVABLE BASED ON TRIPS THAT MIGHT CHANGE WHEN TOLLING BEGINS. >>I HAVE A QUESTION. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO BACK, ON THE PRECEDING SIDE, I UNDERSTAND THE DROP IN USE BUT I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SAY WE WANT TO COMPARE THIS TO WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO OCCUR, IS THIS WHAT WE HAD PREDICTED? OR IS THIS WHAT HAPPENED, I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SAY IN COMPARISON, ARE WE WRITE IN OUR PRODUCTIONS? >>THE PREDICTIONS, IT WAS OVER PREDICTED THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD NOT USE 520. THE PREDICTION DROP WAS 48%. THE FIRST YOUR, WHAT ACTUALLY OCCURRED WAS 34%. >>IC. OKAY. >>WE ALMOST EXPECTED HALF — >>ALMOST AND AS OF THIS YEAR WE ARE AT 17% BELOW. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, I’M BACK ONTO SCI- FI. THE NUMBERS, I APPRECIATE THAT YOU HAVE VEHICLES PER HOUR BUT IN 2015 WILL BE 100,000 DURING THE DAY? I THINK IT’S CLOSE. >>YEAH, BETWEEN 90 AND 100,000. I CAN’T REMEMBER EXACTLY. >>IT DEPENDS ON THE DAY BUT ROUGH NUMBERS ARE 100,000? WHAT WE ANTICIPATE IN NUMBERS POST TOLL FORECAST? >>FOR THE DAY? >>YES. >>NOW, THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. WE HAVE RIGHT NOW ROUGHLY ON AVERAGE ABOUT 75,000 VEHICLES PER HOUR. PER DAY GOING THROUGH. BUT IT FLUCTUATES DEPENDING ON THE DAY OR WHAT’S GOING ON. WE HAD A DAY IN AUGUST THAT WAS UPWARDS OF 86,000. >>A SEAHAWKS GAME? >>IN AUGUST, I DON’T KNOW THAT IT WAS THE SEAHAWKS, I DON’T KNOW. >>WHEN YOU DO THE MAGENTA AND DARK PURPLE ON THE FORECAST, HOW MANY DAYS, HOURS, MONTHS, ARE YOU ANTICIPATING THAT IT SHAKES OUT? WHAT DO YOU SCHEDULE? >>THE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD REPRESENTED IN THE PINK IS ROUGHLY 30 MONTHS. >>OKAY. CLOSELY THREE YEARS? >>YES. ALSO, I SHOULD MENTION, THE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD PREDICTED FOR 520 AND 405 WERE MUCH, MUCH FASTER — >>THAN ACTUALLY HAPPEN — >>YES. >>PEOPLE RETURNING? >>OR USING 405, ESPECIALLY. >>THANK YOU. >>YOU’RE WELCOME. >>SO, THIS SHOWS YOU IN A SENSE, THE COLLABORATION THAT HAS BEEN OCCURRING ON THIS PROGRAM, THIS PROJECT, AND TOLL COMMENCEMENT AND IT SHOWS THE EFFORT THAT THESE ENTITIES, THE CITY, THE COUNTY, AND THE COURT AND THE STATE ON WORKING TOGETHER TO COLLECT DATA, TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT ARE GOING TO COME UP AND HAVE COME UP AS WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS TRANSITION IN THE SEATTLE SQUEEZE. THAT GRID INSIDE THE BLUE LINE SHOWS YOU THE AREA IN WHICH WE ARE STUDYING AND COLLECTING DATA. ON HOW TRIPS ARE BEHAVING WITHIN THAT GRID AND WE HAVE BEEN GATHERING THIS DATA OVER THE THREE TIME PERIODS DEPICTED THERE. BEFORE THE TUNNEL OPEN, AND THE VIADUCT WAS OPERATING, AFTER THE TUNNEL OPENED, BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND NOW, WE’VE COLLECTED THE SAME DATA AND WE WILL COLLECT IT FOR ONE YEAR AFTER TOLLING BEGINS. ON NOVEMBER 9. WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF COMPARISONS ON WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN, AND WHAT HAPPENED IN THE CONFIGURATION WHEN TOLLING STARTS. >>FLUIDITY, HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE? ONE YEAR IN, IF IT IS WORKING AS ANTICIPATED WILL YOU ADJUST OR ARE YOU GOING TO STICK WITH YOUR 2 1/2 YEAR TIMEFRAME? >>I THINK WE WILL STICK WITH OUR PLAN, DATA COLLECTION PROCESS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE COLLECTING ENOUGH DATA TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS WE THINK WE WILL GET BUT I THINK WE ARE PRETTY FLEXIBLE ON HOW LONG WE CAN DO THAT OR HOW FREQUENTLY WE CAN DO THAT BUT WE HAVE A PRETTY SET SCHEDULE AGREED ON BETWEEN THE ENTITIES. >>OKAY. SO I WILL TALK TO YOU ABOUT CONNECT 20/20 WHICH YOU CAN SEE IS A GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS STORY. THE GOOD NEWS IS IN THE NEAR HORIZON WHEN THE BLUE LINE, WE ARE CALLING IT THE BLUE LINE NOW, OPENS IN 2023 WE WILL HAVE 10 NEW STATIONS CONNECTING REDMOND, CHARLOTTE, JUDKINS PARK, INTO THE CHINATOWN AREA AND ALL THE WAY TO NORTHGATE, OPENING UP 14 MILES OF NEW LIGHT RAIL SERVICE. YOU PROBABLY ARTIE THINK THE HEAVY CONSTRUCTION GOING ON IN BELLEVUE AND ALONG I-90 IN EARLY 2020 SOUND TRANSIT WILL BE CONNECTING THIS NEW LINE, THE BLUE LINE IN WITH THE CURRENT TRAFFIC AT THE CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT. THE BAD NEWS IS THE HEAVY CONSTRUCTION WILL BE IN A TUNNEL ENVIRONMENT INTO THE RED LINE TRYING TO SERVE EXISTING WRITERS. CONNECT 2020 IS A 10 WEEK PERIOD FROM JANUARY UNTIL MID- MARCH OF NEXT YEAR WHERE PARTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT CHINATOWN STATION WILL NEED TO CLOSE SO THE PEOPLE CAN BUILD A NEW JUNCTION THAT WILL CONNECT THE CURRENT TRACK WITH THE NEW POOL I TRACKS. THAT CONNECTION WILL ALLOW THE BLUE AND RED LINE TRAINS TO RUN AT FOUR-MINUTE HEADWAYS UP TO NORTHGATE. BETWEEN THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT AND NORTHGATE. >>THE DATES WHEN YOU THINK CLOSURE WILL HAPPEN? >>WE WILL GO THROUGH THOSE. THE JANUARY THROUGH MID-MARCH IS THE CONNECT 2020 PERIOD. WE DO SERVE 80,000 PEOPLE A DAY AND WE ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE TO SERVE FOLKS AS BEST WE CAN DURING THE PARTIAL CLOSURE. SO, THIS IS AN ANIMATION I WILL TELL YOU WHEN TO HIT PLAY AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT WORK. THAT’S GREAT. THIS TO START AND ORIENT YOU, THIS SHOWS YOU BASICALLY THE TUNNEL. AND IT’S A MAP OF THE STATIONS FROM SODA TO CAPITOL HILL AND YOU CAN SEE THESE GREAT EXES BETWEEN STADIUM AND CAPITOL HILL AND THOSE ARE CROSSOVER TRACKS WHICH ALLOW TRAINS TO GO FROM ONE SET OF TRACKS TO THE OTHER. SO WITH, TO MAKE THIS CONNECTION WE HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN HALF OF CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT STATION AT A TIME BUT THE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND TRAINS WILL NEED TO SHARE A SINGLE TRACK. AND DURING THE 10 WEEK CONSTRUCTION PERIOD LINK WILL OPERATE AS THREE LINES. ONE FROM THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT , FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TO PINER SQUARE AND THE OTHER WILL BE FROM ANGLE LAKE TO PINER SQUARE. HERE’S THE ANIMATION. HOW THIS WILL WORK DURING THE FIRST PHASE OF WORK. YOU WILL SEE, HOPEFULLY — AS THE TRAIN COMES IN, THE WORK AT THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT, THE RED STATION IS THE ONE THAT WILL BE CLOSED, WE WILL PICK UP THE PINK PEOPLE, THE TRAINS WILL CROSSOVER AND GO AND MEET AT THE PIONEER SQUARE STATION AND PASSENGERS WILL GET OUT ON THIS TEMPORARY PLATFORM AND TRANSFER AT PIONEER SQUARE TO CONTINUE IF THEY GO THROUGH PINER SQUARE. ESSENTIALLY IF YOU’RE COMING FROM THE SOUTH END AND NEED TO GO THROUGH TO CAPITOL HILL YOU WILL NEED TO GET OFF AT PIONEER SQUARE AT THE TEMPORARY PLATFORM AND CROSSOVER TO THE OTHER TRAIN. THERE WILL BE TIME TO MEET AT THE SAME TIME. AND THEN YOU CAN CONTINUE ON TO YOUR DESTINATION. IF YOU JUST GET OFF AT PIONEER SQUARE YOU WILL HEAD OUT. THEN, — >>NOTHING IS EVER STOPPED IN TERMS OF TRYING TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT FOR EXAMPLE TO THE UW? MAYBE IT MIGHT BECOME LOCATED? >>YES, IT MIGHT BE COMPLICATED. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THIS IN A MOMENT. DURING THIS 10 WEEK PERIOD FOR MOST OF THE PERIOD WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICE. THE ONE CATCH IS BECAUSE THE TRACKS NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND WILL BE SHARING THE SAME SET OF TRACKS, TRAINS WILL HAVE TO RUN LESS OFTEN SO WE WILL RUN 12 MINUTE HEADWAYS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK INSTEAD OF THE TYPICAL SIX MINUTE HEADWAYS DURING PEAK. BUT TO MAKE UP FOR THAT WE ARE HAVING A FOUR CAR TRAINS A SET OF TWO OR THREE CAR TRAINS. WE HAVE MORE CAPACITY BUT IT WILL BE MORE CROWDED DURING PEAK. SO, IN ORDER TO MAKE FOR THIS TEMPORARY PLATFORM IN DISCONTINUED SERVICE AND SINGLE TRACKING WE DO NEED TO BUILD A TEMPORARY PLATFORM AT PIONEER SQUARE STATION. IN ORDER TO DO THAT WE NEED TO CLOSE DOWN THE STATION THREE WEEKENDS. THE FIRST ONE WILL BE THIS COMING WEEKEND. OCTOBER 11 THROUGH THE 13th AND THEN OCTOBER 25 THROUGH THE 27th AND NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH THE 10th. WE WILL CLOSE SERVICE AT 11 PM FRIDAY NIGHT AND REOPEN MONDAY MORNING FOR EVERYONE. WE WILL HAVE A BUS BRIDGE GETTING PEOPLE FROM SOTO TO CAPITOL HILL AND SERVE IN BETWEEN. AND THOSE WILL BE FREE SHUTTLES FOR FOLKS. WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO HAVE THREE WEEKEND CLOSURES DURING THAT CONNECT 2020 PERIOD OF JANUARY THROUGH MID-MARCH. YOU CAN SEE THE DATES OF THEIR, WE WILL HAVE ALSO BUS BRIDGES DURING THAT TIME. BETWEEN THAT WILL HAVE SINGLE TRACKING CONTINUING. IT WILL JUST BE LESS FREQUENT. >>CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE SEAHAWK GAME SCHEDULE? WHICH ONE OF THESE — >>THESE ARE SELECTED IN ORDER TO BE THE LEAST CONFLICTING IN TERMS OF GAME DAY SCHEDULES — >>ON OCTOBER — >>YES, THESE ARE NOT — >>THESE ARE NOT SEAHAWK GAMES? WELL DONE. >>I THINK THEY ARE ALSO NOT UW GAMES, TOO? >>YES, THEY WILL TRY TO AVOID — [ LAUGHTER ] GOOD POINT. >>MAYBE THE NEXT SLIDE? THEN WE CAN COME BACK TO THAT. HOW ARE WE COMMUNICATING WITH ALL OF THE PEOPLE? WE ARE HOSTING A MICRO SITE TO HELP RIDERS KNOW THE OPTIONS AND PLAN AHEAD AND THE SITE WILL BE OPTIMIZED FOR MOBILE AND TRENDS RELATED AND ADA COMPLIANT AND WE’RE WORKING THROUGH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CHANNELS TO GET FOLKS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS MICRO SITE SO OUR PARTNER CHANNEL IS WORKING WITH SDOT AND WASHINGTON D.O.T. TO GET PEOPLE OUT, PRESS RELEASES AND PRESS EVENTS, OUR OWN CHANNELS, OUR WEBSITE AND PAID MEDIA ADVERTISING, PRINT AND DIGITAL THAT WE HAVE AND ON THE FRONT LINE WE WILL ALSO HAVE INNOVATIVE SIGNAGE, WE ARE PILOTING NEW SIGNAGE TO WEEKS TO HELP COMMUNICATE WITH RIDERS AND WE WILL HAVE SOUND TRANSIT, A BIG AMBASSADOR EFFORT OF STAFF OUT THERE ON THE CENTER PLATFORM AT PIONEER SQUARE TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY SHOULD DO, WHERE THEY SHOULD GO, SECURITY AUDIO ANNOUNCEMENTS, CUSTOMER SERVICE , TWITTER, — >>CAN I.S., THIS IS OUR FAVORITE TOPIC, THE PIONEER SQUARE EXIT ON THIRD AVENUE, YOU ARE DOING SOME UPDATING, WORKING WITH PARKS ABOUT WHAT WE WILL DO ABOUT THE FONTAN FOUNTAIN, WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE? I BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE GOING TO START DOING THE FACELIFT AND WORK THIS NOVEMBER ON THAT AND THE ELEVATOR FOR ADA, THAT IS A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT STATION FOR PEOPLE WITH WALKING OR ANYONE IN A WHEELCHAIR. WHAT IS THE PLAN? >>I WILL CHECK WITH OUR FOLKS WORKING ON THAT. I DON’T HAVE THE LATEST ON SCHEDULE BUT I WILL FOLLOW UP. >>THIS IS, AS YOU KNOW, A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF WHAT WE ARE DOING IN THAT AREA TO MAKE IT A SAFER, CLEANER, HAPPIER PLACE TO BE. I BELIEVE YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER? >>WE WILL BE IN TOUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>LOOK, NOW. NOW WE ARE GETTING SERIOUS. CLASSES ON. [ LAUGHTER ] >>THIS IS SO I CAN SEE MY NOTES. [ LAUGHTER ] SO, I HAVE SPOKEN WITH YOU ALL BEFORE ABOUT THE FIVE PILLARS THAT ARE ORGANIZING OUR EFFORTS AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE SEATTLE SQUEEZE. AND FOR TOLLING, THE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT IS WE EXPECT THERE WILL BE MORE VEHICLES TRAVELING THROUGH DOWNTOWN. WE ARE ALL EAGERLY AWAITING AND PREPARED FOR THE WORST CASE SCENARIO, THE MOST DIVERSION, BUT WE ALSO ARE HOPEFUL IT WON’T QUITE BE THAT BAD. FOLKS CAN EXPECT SLOWER TRAVEL TIMES FOR TRANSIT AND FREIGHT AND ALSO WHERE WE DO SEE A LOT OF DIVERSION WE EXPECT IT MIGHT BE ACTUALLY IN THE OFF-PEAK RATHER THAN DURING THE PEAK PERIOD. FOR CONNECT 2020 OBVIOUSLY THERE WILL BE FULLER TRAINS AND MORE CROWDED STATIONS AND INCREASE IN PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS FROM CAPITOL HILL FOR CELL AND THE SOUTH AND WE ALSO EXPECT THERE MIGHT BE MORE CIRCLING, THE INCREASE OF HEADWAYS WHICH IS TOTALLY, THEY HAVE TO DO IT THAT WAY BUT THE INCREASE FROM SIX MINUTES TO 12 MINUTES, PEOPLE MIGHT FEEL LIKE NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHOICE. SO, WE WILL KEEP DOING ALL THE THINGS THAT WE DO SO WELL. WE WILL RESPOND TO TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IN REAL TIME, PARTICULARLY WITH SIGNAL TIMING PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN PRE- POSITIONED TO RESPOND TO SCENARIOS THAT WE BELIEVE MAY HAPPEN AND WE ARE READY TO COMMIT THOSE AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON. WE ALSO CONTINUE TO HAVE 24 SEVEN COVERAGE IN OUR TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS CENTER AND COMMUNICATING WITH VARIOUS TECHNOLOGY AND MAP PROVIDERS TO ENSURE THAT THEY KNOW WHERE THE CLOSURES ARE AND HOW LONG THEY ARE SO THAT THEY DON’T STEER YOU INTO A CLOSURE. AND AS WE ALWAYS DO, WE ARE MANAGING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, SCHEDULES TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT TO DOWNTOWN TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN. MAYBE YOU NOTICED OR MAYBE YOU DIDN’T, BECAUSE IT WAS SEAMLESS, ON SEPTEMBER 21 WE HAD A SERVICE CHANGE AND THROUGH THE GOOD GRACES OF THE SEATTLE VOTERS AND SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT LEAD, WE ADDED 50,000 SERVICE HOURS TO ROUTES THAT SERVE SEATTLE, IN ADDITION WE CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH METRO AND SOUND TRANSIT ON FIRST MILE LAST MILE WORK BEING A KEY ONE, WE ARE ALSO AUGMENTING THE CONNECTIVITY AT SOME SHARED MOBILITY STOPS. WE HAVE THEM ALREADY DOWNTOWN AT WESTLAKE, COLMAN DOCK AND SORT OF THAT JACKSON HUB AREA AND WE ARE CREATING MOBILITY HUBS IN FOUR OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN THAT CAN HELP THAT CONDUCTIVITY. WE ARE WORKING WITH EXPANDING ACCESS TO O.R.C.A. CARDS. WE ARE PAINTING RED LANES ALL OVER DOWNTOWN TO HELP REMIND PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF THE TRANSIT LANE. AND ONE THING THAT WASN’T MENTIONED IS DURING CONNECT 2020 , BECAUSE OF THE CROSSOVER AT PIONEER SQUARE , SOUND TRANSIT DECIDED FOR SAFETY PURPOSES THAT BICYCLES WON’T BE ALLOWED ON THE TRAINS BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STREET STATION AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT STATION. SO DON’T WORRY. WE ARE COMPLETING THE SOUTH AND CONNECTION FROM THE SECOND AVENUE PROTECTED BIKE LANE ALL THE WAY TO IDS AND THAT WORK IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. THAT WILL BE READY FOR USE IN JANUARY. IN ADDITION, WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS ON A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER CENTER CITI BIKE NETWORK CONNECTIONS. >>I WAS TALKING WITH SUPERINTENDENT JUNOT ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HER SCHOOL BUSES COULD USE THE RED LANES? ANY HELP, HOPE? >>THAT’S AN INTERESTING QUESTION AND ONE THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR SOME TIME. STATE LAW MEANS THOSE LANES ARE FOR TRANSIT AND TRANSIT HAS TO BE SOMETHING THAT ANYBODY CAN USE. SO NOT ANYBODY CAN USE THE SCHOOL BUSES. SO, AND THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL BUSES THAT ACTUALLY TRAVERSE DOWNTOWN IS NOT ALL THAT MANY. BUT WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENSURE THAT THE CHANGES THAT WE CAN MAKE, THAT WILL HAVE THE MOST IMPACT FOR SCHOOL BUSES THAT WE CAN MAKE THOSE AROUND THE CITY. >>SHE HAD A GOOD ARGUMENT ON ONE, SPECIFIC BUS THAT WAS HAVING A LOT OF DIFFICULTY BEING ON TIME AND I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A SCHOOL BUS, THE DRIVERS FAULT, WHETHER IT WAS JUST THE WAY THAT THE ROUTE WAS DESIGNED WITH COMPLICATING THINGS BUT I’M GLAD TO KNOW YOU ARE TALKING TO HER. THE OTHER QUESTION, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT CONNECTING, I UNDERSTAND THE UNIVERSITY STREET STATION WILL BE RENAMED WATERFRONT STATION OR SOME SUCH? WHATEVER. BUT, WE’RE WONDERING, THAT WATERFRONT SHUTTLE, THE NUMBERS OF RIDERS THAT HAVE BEEN USING THAT TO GET FROM DOWNTOWN TO SEATTLE CENTER, DOWN TO THE WATERFRONT TO THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT STATION, THE WRITER NUMBER WAS STUNNING WHEN I SAW THAT AND I WONDER IF WE ARE SUPPORTING THEM TO CONTINUE WITH THE PLAN IS. >>I BELIEVE THAT SHUTTLE, IT HAS BEEN, I DON’T HAVE THE NUMBERS AT HAND, BUT IT HAS BEEN SURPRISING. THE AMOUNT OF RIDERS THEY GET. I BELIEVE WASHINGTON D.O.T. IS FINDING THAT THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. >>I KNOW HE’S BACK THERE, I CAN FEEL IT. THERE ISN’T FUNDING IDENTIFY BUT I KNOW THE OFFICE OF THE WATERFRONT IS WORKING HARD TO SEE IF THEY CAN MAKE SOME FUNDING AVAILABLE TO CONTINUE THAT. >>GREAT. IT’S INTERESTING, NOT JUST COMING FROM BOB, I HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HOW VALUABLE IT HAS BEEN AND HELPING PEOPLE MOVE AROUND DURING CONSTRUCTION. AND IF IT IS, ONE OF THE STRATEGIES IS WORKING, I WOULD LOVE FOR US TO COLLECTIVELY BE ABLE TO SAY IS KEEP IT GOING AND AS THE BUDGET COMES UP I WOULD LIKE SUPPORT FROM THE D.O.T. FOR A PLAN. I’M HAPPY TO CHAMPION SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES BUT OF COURSE, AT THIS POINT, WE ARE TAKING IT FROM ONE POT TO ANOTHER AND I WANT TO KNOW THAT WE ARE HAVING SUPPORT FOR THAT AND IF WE AREN’T, LET ME KNOW, TOO. >>OKAY. WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>ARE WE READY? >>WE ARE. >>THOSE ARE SO CUTE. >>WE CAN’T WAIT. >>SO, WE ARE CONTINUING TO PARTNER WITH MAJOR EMPLOYERS TO PROMOTE EXPANDED FLEXIBLE WORK OPTIONS. THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WORKED REALLY WELL DURING THE VIADUCT CLOSURE, A LOT OF THE BIG EMPLOYERS AND PROBABLY THE SMALLER PLAYERS, TOO, GOT TOGETHER AND SAID IT’S OKAY IF YOU COME IN AT 9:00 INSTEAD OF 8:00, IT’S OKAY TO WORK REMOTELY IF YOU WANT A FEW DAYS A WEEK SO WE NOTICED AN UPTICK IN THAT ACTIVITY AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE THAT. IN ADDITION WE ARE LAUNCHING, WE HAVE LAUNCHED THIS CAMPAIGN CALLED FLIP YOUR TRIP. IT FEATURES THIS SALMON, VERY CUTE, I LOVE IT. IT ENCOURAGES FOLKS, EVEN IF YOU CAN’T MAKE A WHOLESALE CHANGE TO YOUR COMMUTE, MAYBE YOU CAN FLIP ONE TRIP OR ONE DAY. THAT THE MESSAGE IT SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED OVERTIME. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRESS THAT. IN ADDITION WE ARE MAINTAINING SEATTLE.GOV TRAFFIC ALL OF OUR ORGANIZATIONS HAVE COLLECTOR SITES WHERE YOU CAN GO AND FIND YOUR WAY TO THE NEXT QUESTION YOU NEED TO ANSWER. WE ARE ALL POINTING TO EACH OTHER. IT’S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE ARE COORDINATING. WE ARE ALSO FOCUSING ON TRANSLATION AND TRUSTED COMMUNITY LIAISONS FOR GROUPS THAT HAVE, MAYBE ARE HARDER TO REACH. AND WE HAD GREAT SUCCESS WITH THAT, PARTICULARLY IN THE END OF JOINT OPERATIONS AS WELL AS THE VIADUCT CLOSURE. AND WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE SET OF TEAM MEMBERS FROM ALL THE AGENCIES AND WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER MORE CLOSELY THAN I THINK WE EVER HAVE SO THAT IS A DELIGHTFUL CHANGE. >>GOOD WORK. >>DO HAVE A QUESTION? AND IF YOU WANT TO, I BET WE COULD ARRANGE TO HAVE THIS SALMON COME AND VISIT. WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. SO, I BELIEVE THAT IS THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION. ARE THERE MORE QUESTIONS? >>NO, I THINK WE ARE GOOD. >>QUICKLY, I APPRECIATE ALL THE COLLABORATION. WITH WORKING WITH THE MAJOR EMPLOYERS I KNOW THAT MICROSOFT HAS A SHUTTLE, THAT PICKS UP PEOPLE BUT I KNOW THEY ALSO DO, THE PARTNER WITH SCOOP, AN APP THAT GETS PEOPLE TO CARPOOL. ARE WE ENCOURAGING MORE COMPANIES TO UTILIZE EITHER THE APP OR APPS LIKE THESE OR THIS IS A THE EFFORT, THE STEWARDSHIP OF GETTING VANS AND SHUTTLES, MAJOR PLAYERS THAT HAVE EMPLOYEES ON THE EAST OR WEST SIDE, I WANT TO SAY WEST SIDE BUT SEATTLE, THE EMMA SIGN OFFICES, AMAZON, COMMUTING, ARE WE DOING MORE TO HELP PEOPLE DO THAT AS WELL? >>I THINK THE FIRST CHOICES WE REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO USE TRANSIT. YOU WANT PEOPLE TO USE KING COUNTY METRO TRANSIT AND SOUND TRANSIT. PUBLIC TRANSIT IS THE ENGINE THAT MAKES THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WORK. FOR COMPANIES THAT WANT TO PROVIDE A DIFFERENT SERVICE FOR MORE TARGETED SERVICE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES, WE ABSOLUTELY WORK WITH THEM TO ENSURE THAT THEY PUT THEIR STOPS IN THE RIGHT PLACE. AND AT CAN TALK ABOUT THE WASHINGTON D.O.T. FLEET PLAN. >>YES. THEY DO VANPOOLS, TRANSIT, BUSES, THEY ARE EXEMPT FROM TOLLS. YOU MIGHT RECALL THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TRIED TO MAKE THE EXEMPTION POLICY FOR ALL FACILITIES CONSISTENT. BUT, HAVING SAID THAT, THE SHUTTLES FOR MICROSOFT AND AMAZON, THE VANPOOLS THEY HAVE CREATED ARE EXEMPT FROM TOLLS. THAT’S AN INCENTIVE FOR FOLKS IF THEY WANT TO TAKE THOSE VANPOOLS OR RIDE ON TRANSIT. THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY A TOLL ON 520 OR THE NEW TUNNEL. >>RIDESHARE AS WELL? >>YES, I BELIEVE SO. I CAN CHECK. >>A QUICK QUESTION ON THE GOOD TO GO PASSES, ARE WE PLEASED WITH, LET ME BACK UP, THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN RATES IF YOU DON’T HAVE A GOOD TO GO PAST LIKE DOUBLE DOOR SO? ARE WE HAPPY WITH THE UPTICK ON PEOPLE ADDING THEM AS A RESULT OR DO WE NEED TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO THE MARKETING OF GETTING A PASS OR WHAT DID WE LEARN FROM 520 AND PEOPLE GOT THE TICKET IN THE MAIL? [ LAUGHTER ] I’M CURIOUS IF THERE ARE LESSONS LEARNED, MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE MAKING SURE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE GET THE PASS BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE IF YOU DON’T GET ONE AND HOPEFULLY WE LEARN SOMETHING. BUT WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE OUT THERE, ARE PEOPLE GETTING EDUCATED AND GETTING THEM QUICKLY? OR GO THROUGH PAYING, FIRST? >>WE HAVE LEARNED SOME LESSONS FROM PREVIOUS LUNCHES. WE HAVE A ROBUST MARKETING PROGRAM THAT STARTED LAST WEEK. AND ACROSS MANY OF THE MEDIAS AND TELEVISION AND DIGITAL, RADIO, ETC. WE ARE PUTTING RESOURCES TOWARD THAT AND HAVE HAD SOME GOOD SUCCESS. WE HAVE AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM NOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR THE PAST MONTH OR SO, MAYBE SIX WEEKS, GIVING AWAY FREE STICKER PASSES. THAT IS TO DO JUST AS YOU SAY, TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN AND SOME AREAS THAT THE TUNNEL SERVES, THAT PERHAPS DON’T USE 520 OR 405 OR THE BRIDGE TO GET PEOPLE INTO THOSE PASSES SO THEY CAN PAY THE LOWEST TOTAL RATE. YOU ARE RIGHT, IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PASS AND DON’T HAVE AN ACCOUNT YOU PAY AN EXTRA TWO DOLLARS TO GET THE BILL IN THE MAIL. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN TO GET INTO THE TRANSPONDERS. THAT IS WHAT THIS MARKETING AND EDUCATING IS FOR TO LEARN THAT LESSON WITH 405, PARTICULARLY A LOT OF PEOPLE PROCRASTINATED IN GETTING THEIR TRANSPONDER IN THE WEEKS OR DAYS BEFORE TOLLING, OUR CITIES WERE VERY BUSY. WE WANT PEOPLE TO GET IN TO THOSE TRANSPONDERS NOW TO GET SET UP TO GET READY IN THE MONTH BEFORE SO TOLLING DOESN’T TAKE ANYBODY BY SURPRISE. >>HAVE YOU WORKED WITH THE RAILCAR COMPANIES AT THE AIRPORT? >>WE WORK WITH RENTAL CAR COMPANIES ON FLEETS FOR ALL OF THE FACILITIES. >>I KNOW IN SAN FRANCISCO THEY WERE DOING THAT AND YOU HAVE A RENTAL CAR BUT THE ADDITIONAL COST AT THE RENTAL CAR COMPANY WAS PRETTY SHOCKING. YOU ALMOST BETTER OFF JUST TO PAY THE TOLL DIRECTLY. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE NOT GETTING DOUSED FOR THIS AND I’M ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO USE THE PASSES AT A REASONABLE RATE AS POSSIBLE. >>ABSOLUTELY. >>I WILL PUT YOU ON THE SPOT. I GOT ONLINE BECAUSE I GOT AN EMAIL THAT I COULD GET MY THING FOR FREE. >>OR PASS, YES. >>I WENT ON AND I SAID I WILL GET A STICKER FOR FREE FOR ONE MONTH, IT’S REALLY NOT FREE BECAUSE ONCE YOU DO THE WHOLE THING IT TELLS YOU TO PUT $30 ON THE CARD. SO IS THAT A SWITCH AND BAIT? >>ACTUALLY — >>OR — >>YOU’RE RIGHT, THE SYSTEM DOES REQUIRE AND HAS REQUIRED PEOPLE TO PUT DOWN $30 TO PREPAY THEIR TOLL. >>IT’S REALLY NOT FREE. >>IT’S NOT, THE ACTUAL AMOUNT, THE STICKER PASS WOULD BE FIVE DOLLARS SO THAT IS FOR FREE. BUT THE ACTUAL TOLL THAT YOU WOULD PAY IS NOT, THAT’S TRUE. >>DIDN’T HER MOTHER SAY NOTHING IS FOR FREE? >>NO, I WAS SO EXCITED . NOW I FIND OUT I HAVE TO PAY, ANYWAY. [ LAUGHTER ] >>YOU WILL PAY THE TOLL, THAT’S TRUE. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR GETTING IN FRONT OF THE PROBLEM OR THE ISSUE, THE OPPORTUNITY. NICE TO HAVE LESSONS LEARNED FROM 520. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. I APPRECIATE IT. LABOR. [ LAUGHTER ] >>WE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH LABOR LAST WEEK. SOME FOLKS MENTIONED THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NEW LANE CHANGES ENTERING INTO THE TUNNEL COMING NORTHBOUND, ESPECIALLY. I AM THE FIRST TO SUPPORT DEDICATED BUS LINES, APSLEY I BELIEVE WE NEED MORE THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN CORE. THE QUESTION THEY HAD THAT RINGS FOR US IS ESPECIALLY WITH THE HIGH NUMBER OF TRUCKS THAT ARE STILL COMMUTING THROUGH THE CITY. ARE WE GOING TO DO AN ANALYSIS OF WHERE THAT DEDICATED BUS LANE SHOULD ACTUALLY START? THEIR BELIEF WAS THAT THE DEDICATED LANE SHOULD START TO SOON BEFORE THE TRAFFIC ACTUALLY STARTED AND SQUEEZING UP TRAFFIC OVER. >>THAT’S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT METRO AND WASHDOT AND SDOT COLLABORATED ON. WE DID DO A TRAFFIC ANALYSIS BEFORE WE INSTALLED IT AND WHAT IT FOUND IS IT WASN’T, THE ANALYSIS SHOWED THAT IT WAS SORT OF A TOO. AND, SO, THE EXECUTIVES FROM ALL OF THOSE AGENCIES MADE A DECISION TOGETHER TO GO WITH THE POLICY DIRECTION THAT WE WANT TO PREFER TRANSIT. WHAT IS HAPPENED [ LAUGHTER ] WAS NOT WHAT WAS PREDICTED. AND SO, SDOT NOW, I THINK WE HAVE ACTUALLY SENT A SKETCH OVER TO WASHDOT SO WE WILL DESIGN THE CHANGE. AND WE WILL ALL WORK TOGETHER, WE NOTICED THAT RIGHT AWAY. AND SO, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CHANGE THAT WE MAKE IS GOING TO BE EFFECTIVE. >>WELL, I THINK WHAT WE WILL TO AND, YOUR FRIENDS ARE SO SMART BECAUSE I THINK WHAT WE WILL DO IS LENGTHEN THE MERCH OPPORTUNITY. SO YOU WILL GET THE DRIVERS AND BUSES WILL HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE SPACE TO SORT THEMSELVES OUT. >>WE WILL WORKING WITH THE TEAMSTER DRIVERS, FOLKS WHO ARE DOING THE HAULING INTO THE CITY TO THAT THE POLICY IDEAS BECAUSE I THINK THEY WILL PUT PLEASED TO HEAR ABOUT THE LONGER MERGE. >>THAT’S A REALLY GOOD IDEA. WE DO TEND TO RELY ON THE EXPERTISE OF THE TRAFFIC ENGINEERS. BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT FOLKS WILL TELL US RIGHT AWAY IF WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO WORK ISN’T WORKING. >>WE WILL GIVE YOU CONTACTS IF YOU LIKE. I’M GLAD THAT THAT WORK IS UNDERWAY. I CAME UP FROM THAT SAME DIRECTION. WE ALL WANT DEDICATED BUS LANES. THAT’S FOR SURE. WE ALSO WANT TO REDUCE IDLING. >>ABSOLUTELY. >>THOSE CAN GO HAND IN HAND IF YOU FIND THIS COMPROMISE IN THE MIDDLE. >>ABSOLUTELY. I LIVE IN WEST SEATTLE SO I EXPERIENCE IT. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR GETTING BACK TO ME. >>WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION. LET’S GO AROUND THE TABLE QUICKLY AND DO A — >>I WILL MAKE IT — >>A REPORT ON THE COUNCIL ACTIONS. NOTHING FROM THE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE. I WANT TO MENTION WE HAVE A RESOLUTION THIS AFTERNOON. MINE 76, COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA OR JUAREZ, I’M SORRY. A HEADS UP THAT I’M COORDINATING WITH THE CLERK AND HOW WE HANDLE PUBLIC COMMENT THAT THE GENERAL RULE IS WORKING WITH THE LAW DEPARTMENT WE HAVE TO HAVE A BALANCE TIME FOR PRO AND CONS WHEN WORKING THROUGH THE LOGISTICS OF HOW WE DO THAT. THERE WAS PRESIDENT AND I THINK ANOTHER CITY COUNCIL, I THINK, I HAVE THE NOTE SOMEWHERE ON HOW IT WAS DONE IN ANOTHER CITY. WE WILL FIGURE IT OUT. I HAVE OTHER OPTIONS, FIVE OPTIONS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE HAVE TO HAVE PARITY ON PUBLIC COMMENTS. >>THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL OF YOU WHO CAME TO THE PUBLIC HEARING LAST WEEK, OCTOBER 3. WE HAD A FULL CHAMBER BUT IT WENT WELL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE EMMA FOR STICKING WITH IT AND THE NEXT ONE IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, TWO WEEKS FROM TOMORROW. REALLY, IT MATTERS SO MUCH THAT WE ARE THERE, ON TIME, WE’VE GOT GOOD SUPPORT FROM CENTRAL STAFF AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL OFFICES SO I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, I APPRECIATE YOU BEING THERE. WE HAVE NO FINANCE AND NEIGHBORHOOD ITEMS ON THIS AGENDA. WE ACTUALLY HAVE NO BUDGET MEETINGS THIS WEEK SO ENJOY THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE, BECAUSE THINGS WILL ACCELERATE AGAIN BUT I KNOW THAT COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF IS BEGINNING THEIR WORK IN EARNEST AND REMEMBER THE DEADLINE, THURSDAY, 10-10, THAT THE TIME FOR THE FIRST FORUM, ISSUES YOU ARE RAISING, MONEY THAT YOU MIGHT BE ASKING FOR, TO EITHER ADD OR BE MOVED, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THEM IN BY 10:00 THURSDAY, 10 AM, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH EVERY ONE OF THOSE ITEMS. IF THERE’S SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO HAVE DISCUSSED THAT IS THE TIME TO BRING IT UP. ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CROSS-CUTTING DATE WHERE WE COVER HOMELESSNESS LEAD TMC AND JUDGES, I’M TRYING TO GET A CONTINUUM OF RESPONSES, VERY CLEARLY LAID OUT. I UNDERSTAND LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVERSION THAT IS THE FOCUS, BUT THE JUDGES ARE TALKING ABOUT HAVING SOME ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVE SERVICES THAT WE FUND SO THEORETICALLY THE JUDGES DON’T SEE THE LEAD FOLKS BUT THEY DO SEE PEOPLE AND THEY HAVE OPTIONS TO EITHER SEND THEM TO JAIL OR TO HAVE OTHER OPTIONS FUNDED. I WILL MEET WITH A JUDGE AND I’M ALSO INVITING LISA TO COME IN AND MEET WITH THE JUDGE BECAUSE I WILL NEED TO HAVE A CONTINUUM THAT WORKS IF WE ARE GOING TO ACTUALLY HAVE AN EFFECTIVE DIVERSION PROGRAM. ANYWAY, CENTRAL STAFF, AND ALLISON, AND MY OFFICE SAID PLEASE, IF YOU WANT TO GET YOUR FORM IN EARLY, FEEL FREE TO DO SO BECAUSE WE CAN WORK ON IT RIGHT AWAY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THURSDAY. THAT’S IT FOR ME. >>THANK YOU. >>GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY. I HAVE A NEW FORMAT. I WILL START WITH, EXCEPT FOR THE RESOLUTION, THE NEW FORMAT IS, I WILL REPORT ON MY COMMITTEE AND BOARD UPDATES AND COMMITTEE AND BOARD, I’M A MEMBER OF THE SOUND TRANSIT BOARD, SIT ON THE RIDERSHIP EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE AND LAST THURSDAY THE COMMITTEE HAD A PRESENTATION ON FAIR ENFORCEMENT AND THEY IDENTIFY DISPARITY AND HOW IT HAS HANDLED PEOPLE WHO EVADE THE FAIR. THEY ARE REVIEWING THE PROCESS OF LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BOOST EQUITY IN THE SYSTEM. I PLAN TO REPORT BACK WHEN WE LEARN MORE AND WHEN WE DO MORE. >>CAN ASK A QUESTION? IS SOUND TRANSIT LOOKING AT PROVIDING MORE SUBSIDIZED PASSES FOR SOUND TRANSIT BECAUSE THE EQUITY ISSUE REALLY IS, AND I READ THE ARTICLE THIS MORNING IN THE PAPER AND I THOUGHT PEOPLE AREN’T PAYING, IT’S A BIG QUESTION, THEY DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO DO IT. CAN WE HELP SUBSIDIZE THE PASSES? JUST LIKE WE DO WITH OUR UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO USE THE SYSTEM. >>YES, THEY DO THAT. >>ARE WE EXPANDING IT? >>I DO NOT KNOW. I WILL REPORT BACK. >>THANK YOU. >>THE SECOND PART IS, TODAY, I’M BRINGING FORWARD A RESOLUTION TO THIS AFTERNOONS MEETING THAT OPPOSES INITIATIVE 976, ABOUT HOW WE HAVE BOTH SIDES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY DRINK PUBLIC COMMENT TO DISCUSS THE PRO AND CON. SO IT IS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC VOTE ON THIS YEAR’S NOVEMBER BALLOT. IF THIS INITIATIVE PASSES THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT SOUND TRANSIT HAS BUILT OVER DECADES WILL FACE FINANCIAL LOSS AND PUT STRAIN ON THE DENSELY POPULATED AND FAST GROWING METROPOLITAN REGION. THE PURPOSE OF THE RESOLUTION IS TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ON WHAT THOSE IMPACTS WOULD BE AN THIS AFTERNOON I HOPE THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILL GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ I THINK 11 WERE AS IS, I WANT TO FOCUS ON FOUR. THANK YOU. LET ME GET TO THE D5 UPDATE, FIRST OF ALL, LAST TUESDAY, THE NHL HAD AN OPEN HOUSE AT NORTHGATE MALL FOR THE COMMUNITY TO VIEW THE LATEST PLAN AND HEAR ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AREA. LIGHT RAIL IS COMING TO NORTHGATE. WE’RE LOOKING AT RIDERSHIP BETWEEN 40,000 AND 50,000 PEOPLE. NHL HIGHLIGHTED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH AND HOW THAT WILL EVOLVE AS DEVELOP. I THINK THE NHL FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER AND THE MAYOR FOR ATTENDING AND THE TEAM AS WELL AS SIMON AND ROB JOHNSON, STATE REPRESENTATIVE VALDEZ, AND OF COURSE DR. BROWN WAS THERE AS WELL. NOT JUST HOCKEY FOUND, A HUGE TURNOUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, MACY’S IS COMING, PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. SECOND, THE PEDESTRIAN BIKE BRIDGE IS OCTOBER 5, AT NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE. WHEN WE HAVE D5 ON SEPTEMBER WE HAVE A CONTEST WHAT WE SHOULD NAME THE BRIDGE, I WANT TO NAME IT THE THORTON CREEK COMMUNITY BRIDGE. THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEBODY WHO WANTS IT TO BE CALLED BRIDGE BRIDGE FACE. [ LAUGHTER ] WE HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. I THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY. SO, LASTLY, AND OF THE SEASON, EVERYBODY, THE FARMERS MARKET. THURSDAY WAS THE LAST LAKE CITY FARMERS MARKET. D5 STAFF HAS BEEN OUT THERE EVERY WEEK SINCE JUNE ADDING FIVE HOURS OF DISTRICT OFFICE TIME EACH WEEK SO WE CAN HEAR FROM CONSTITUENTS AND WE HAVE BIG THANK YOU TO MOLLY BURKE FOR RUNNING THE FARMERS MARKET AND HELPING US BUILD COMMUNITY IN D5. WE HOPE TO ENJOY A YEAR-ROUND MARKET. LIKE OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS. THANK YOU. >>GOOD MORNING. THERE ARE SEVEN ITEMS ON INTRODUCTION. RANIER AVENUE SOUTH, THAT WAS PASSED, TWO APPOINTMENTS TO THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD, THE PLANNING COMMISSION, AND A CONTRACT REZONING FOR UNION BAY PLACE WHICH IS PENDING. LASTLY, AN APPLICATION TO FPU TO HEAR A NEW MAJOR INSTITUTION MASTER PLAN. DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW PLAN IS PENDING. IF COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT CENTRAL STAFF. LATER TODAY, A FULL COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON BILL 119600 WHICH UPDATES POLICIES TO ALIGN THE CODE WITH CHANGES TO STATE LAW AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO APPEALS. IT HAS THE SUPPORT OF GROUPS LIKE SIERRA CLUB, 350 SEATTLE, I AM SPONSORING TWO AMENDMENTS AT FULL COUNCIL. THE FIRST IS COSPONSORED WITH COUNCIL BARBARA — AND AMENDMENT WHICH IS COSPONSORED WITH COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO MY OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. AND EVENTS FOR THE WEEK, WE HAVE THE CAPITOL HILL IS >>CAN WE MOVE ON ON THAT LAST AMENDMENT? ONE THING WE HAD TALKED ABOUT OVER THE YEARS IN THE PROCESS IS THE INDUSTRIAL LAND. CONVENING GROUPS SO THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT SPACE WITH THE WAREHOUSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR BUT ALLOW AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR WORKERS UP ABOVE. IS THERE SPACE IN YOUR AMENDMENT TO ALLOW EXPLORATION FOR THAT? I’M INTERESTED BOTH IN TERMS OF PROTECTING THE INDUSTRIAL LAND BUT PROVIDING POSSIBILITIES FOR WORKERS TO BE ABLE TO LIVE WHERE THEY WORK AND THAT WILL REQUIRE REAL THOUGHTFUL ANALYSIS IN THIS INDUSTRIAL LAND AREA. >>THE AMENDMENT ASKS, WAITS FOR THE CONVENING AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL COME OUT OF THE MAYOR’S — >>MARITIME STRATEGY. >>THANK YOU, MARITIME? I’M SORRY? >>MARITIME STRATEGY. >>THERE YOU GO. THEREFORE, WE DO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION SPACES LIKE THAT AND WHEN THE BROADER CONVERSATION IS HAD WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THAT ANALYSIS INTO HOW WE DO THE PROCESS. >>IF I CAN PUT A STAR IN THIS BECAUSE I WILL NOT BE HERE AND WE WILL ASK YOU TO CARRY FORWARD THE CONVERSATION. NEXT YEAR. IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE WANT INDUSTRIAL LANDS TO BE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES AND TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN PROVIDE THE SPACE FOR WORKER HOUSING UP ABOVE AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE YET. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO USE OUR LAND AS WISELY AS POSSIBLE. INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING AND WORKERS TO HAVE HOUSING THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY USE. THANK YOU FOR CARING THAT FORWARD. >>OKAY, THANK YOU. WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE. I THINK IS THE MAYOR’S WORKGROUP GOES FORWARD, THE LANGUAGE WE INCLUDE IN THE LAST BILL WAS TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS A RECOGNITION THAT HOUSING AND MIXED-USE STRUCTURES DON’T HAVE TO BE AT ODDS IF CONSTRUCTIVE CORRECTLY SO THAT IS WHY WE WANT THE STRATEGY TABLED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE RECOMMENDATION SO WE DON’T PIECEMEAL HOW THIS COMES TOGETHER. THE CREATION OF HOUSING, IF DONE RIGHT, I THINK CAN ABSOLUTELY SERVE THE PURPOSE OF HOUSING FOLKS WANT TO LIVE AND WORK HERE AND ALSO RESPECTING AND PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL LAND. I WILL SHARE A COPY WITH YOU. >>BRIEFLY, I’M ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT THAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE HAS STARTED THE INDUSTRIAL LAND STUDY. I APPRECIATE THAT, AS WELL. WITH THAT I WILL GO WITH THE EVENTS OF THE WEEK. THE CAPITOL HILL ECO-DISTRICT WALKING TOUR TOMORROW. A COUPLE COLLEAGUES MIGHT BE JOINING ME, AS WELL. IT’S ABOUT THE CREATION OF AN ECO-DISTRICT IN CAPITOL HILL. MORE GREEN SPACE. I’M A SUPERBLOCK CHAMPION. >>I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS BROADER TERM ECO-DISTRICT. YOU WILL SEE IN THE BUDGET THERE WILL BE A FUTURE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW TO CREATE AN ECO-DISTRICT POTENTIALLY ANALYSIS I WOULD SAY A STUDY. ON A PARCEL PROPERTY IN DISTRICT III, CREATING SUPERBLOCK LIKE THEY HAVE IN BARCELONA AND COPENHAGEN AND OTHER CITIES. I WAS INSPIRED BY CONVERSATIONS WITH URBAN PEOPLE IN 2017 AND 2018 AND THE CONVERSATIONS IN COPENHAGEN, YOU’VE BEEN STUDYING THIS CONCEPT, AS WELL AND THE REAL QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU SLOW TRAFFIC, STILL ALLOW FOR DELIVERIES, STILL ALLOW FOR PICKUPS, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE NEEDING ACCESS AND HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES OR POTENTIALLY HELPING TO AVOID INDIVIDUALS GETTING, FEELING THE TO DRIVE IF THEY’VE BEEN OUT AT NIGHT, WHEN HE TO MAKE SURE THERE IS STILL MOBILITY ACCESS ISSUES BUT RESTRICTING TRAFFIC THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS AND WHAT THEY’VE DONE IN BARCELONA AND OTHER AREAS IS LOOKING AT NINE BLOCK RADIUS IS SO THEY SLOW TRAFFIC TO DELIVERY AND DROP OFF INSTEAD OF HAVING TROPICAL THROUGH. THEY HAVE PUT IN IN SOME PLACES TEMPORARY AND SOME PLACES PERMANENT STRUCTURES TO NARROW THE LANE SO IT IS JUST PEDESTRIAN OR JUST DROP OFF OR DELIVERY. AND WHAT THEY SAW IN THOSE AREAS WAS AN INCREASE IN FOOT TRAFFIC AND OVERALL SALES IN SMALL BUSINESSES. IT’S GOOD FOR PEDESTRIANS AND GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND GOOD FOR BUSINESSES, TOO. OUT OF THE QUESTION THAT WE ARE INTERESTED IN THROUGH LOOKING AT DISTRICT ECO-DISTRICTS, WHERE CAN WE CREATE GREATER MOBILITY OPTIONS, BICYCLING, WALKING, FOLKS WHO HAVE STROLLERS AND WHEELCHAIRS TO FEEL SAFE IN THE STREETS AND SLOW DOWN TRAFFIC AND MAYBE CREATE MORE TREES. AND TEMPORARY PARKLIKE AVENUES. THEY COULD POTENTIALLY BE PERMANENT. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO COST A LOT OF MONEY, YOU CAN DO THESE NARROWING OF THE STREET WITH RELATIVELY SMALL DOLLAR AMOUNTS AND IT’S EXCITING, LOOKING AT THAT IN DISTRICT IV. >>WHAT YOU SAID IS GOOD AND FANTASTIC AND RECOGNIZING FROM AN ADA STANDPOINT AND YOU MENTIONED THIS, SOME CITIES BEGAN AN IDEA, I DON’T HAS BEEN PILOTED, THAT HAVE POWERED WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO, YOU WANT TO GET IN THE MIDDLE OF WHAT EVER YOUR SUPERBLOCK IS, BUT WALKING FOUR BLOCKS ARE NINE BLOCKS MIGHT BE OUTSIDE THEIR ABILITY. BUT HAVING, EXACTLY, ALL AGES AND ABILITIES, RIGHT? AND STATUS. PRIOR TO GIVING BIRTH. BUT I WOULD LOVE US TO INCLUDE THAT AS WELL. WE’RE LOOKING AT HOW PEOPLE GET AROUND BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING PEOPLE WILL NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE. >>THANK YOU. >>AND THIS IS MY FIRST DEEP DIVE IN THIS, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ME IF YOU WANT TO. OKAY. I WANT TO EXTEND THE INVITATION, REGARDLESS. WE HAVE FRIDAY AT BRICK MUSEUM, A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY AND SATURDAY AN EVENT. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO BE ENGAGED. I HOPE, I’M SURE IT WILL BE A GOOD EVENT. THAT’S ALL I HAVE FOR THE WEEK. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LABOR — [ LAUGHTER ] JUST KIDDING. SO, I WANT TO REITERATE THERE ARE NO MORE COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THE HOUSING WORKER’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE. I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE CONVERSATION AND POTENTIAL VOTE TODAY ON THE REGISTRATION THAT COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO MENTIONED AND IT MIRRORS OUR CONVERSATION THAT WE HAVE HAD AROUND GREEN NEW DEAL, PROMOTING DENSITY AND THE CONVERSATION WE HAD AT THE STATE LEVEL BUT WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE TOOLS THAT WERE WELL INTENDED ARE BEING UNINTENTIONALLY USED TO REDUCE OUR OPTIONS FOR HOUSING AND URBAN LIVING. EXCITED TO WORK WITH YOU ON THAT. I APPRECIATE THE AMENDMENT. I WILL NOTE I DON’T HAVE ANY ITEMS REMAINING ON MY AGENDA THIS WEEK. THIS WILL BE MY LAST WEEK. FOUR 2019. I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ IS QUESTIONING THE DUE DATE BUT IF THERE’S ANYTHING ELSE ON MY LIST TO DO THIS WEEK IS TO HAVE THIS BABY. [ LAUGHTER ] AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE CONVERSATIONS I’VE HAD WITH MANY OF YOU ON THE DAIS ABOUT BUDGET PRIORITIES AND I KNOW OUR SHARED VALUES WILL BE WELL REPRESENTED. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR EARLY WORK TO HELP ILLUMINATE SOME OF THESE IDEAS SO THAT WE ARE IN GOOD HANDS. THE PUBLIC KNOWS WELL WHERE WE ARE HEADING. I’VE BEEN VOCAL IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS KNOW WHERE SOME OF OUR PRIORITIES ARE AND IF I CAN, I WILL BE JOINING YOU FOR THE PUBLIC, THE VOTES ON THE 19th AND 25th. NO GUARANTEE. AND WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AS WE GET THROUGH THESE LAST 39 WEEKS. AND I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATED WORKING WITH YOU AND FOR THE FOLKS WHO WANT TO HEAR AND 2020 I WILL TALK TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO REITERATE WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT WAS TO SERVE WITH YOU. THANK YOU FOR MENTORING ME WHEN I WAS NEW. LAST YEAR. AND I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM YOU AND I’M REALLY, REALLY EXCITED THAT WE HAVE COUNSELING PACHECO HERE BUT IT WAS A TRUE HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU AND I WILL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR. >>WONDERFUL TAKING THIS JOURNEY WITH YOU. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT YOUR IMPORTANT WEEK. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT. OKAY. WITH THAT, WE WILL STAND ADJOURNED. WE WILL SEE EVERYONE AT 2:00 TODAY.

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