Seattle City Council Briefing 9/16/19


COMMITTEE. I WANT TO APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE, IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME BUT WE WILL COVER NOT ONLY 11 BUT TO OTHERS I UNDERSTAND HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO SEATTLE. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. DISCRETIONARY PAY PROGRAM. FAS EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT. THANK YOU FOR GOING THROUGH THESE. PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN REPRISAL LEFT. WHICH CAME OUT A COMMITTEE. SANDPOINT ORDINANCE. WHAT AUTHORIZER OFFICE OF HOUSING FOR 30 YEAR LEASE AGREEMENT WITH AN ORGANIZATION, SANDPOINT MADISON PARK, LEHIGH WILL BE TAKING OVER THE LEAD TO DEVELOP 20 TO 25 APARTMENTS THERE. THESE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE ONE-BEDROOM COTTAGES FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE FORMALLY HOMELESS. SOME OF THE COTTAGES, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THESE, THEY TAKE OUR TINY HOMES A STEP TO THE IMPROVE BASIS. TOILETS AND SHOWER. SMALL KITCHEN THEY ARE $150,000 APIECE TO BUILD. FAR LESS THAN HAVING A SINGLE UNIT BUILT IN A MULTIFAMILY ENTITY. I’M EXCITED ABOUT THIS, OUR FORMER SPEAKER HAS BEEN PUSHING THIS AND THIS WILL BE THE FIRST ONE, THE FIRST PILOT WE’VE GOT, WILL ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON THE K SITE, IN UPTOWN, THE LEASE AGREEMENT RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE AS SEATTLE CENTER, PLYMOUTH HOUSING TAKING A FOR THAT, ANOTHER SANDPOINT RESOLUTION, SIMPLY A CLEANUP, ANOTHER BIG ITEM IS THE TREE RESOLUTION, I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IN THE URBAN FOR STRAIGHT COMMISSION FOR MANY MONTHS. WILL INTRODUCE THIS RESOLUTION THAT PREPARES FOR A WORKPLAN IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE HAS COMMITTED TO GETTING STARTED, LATER THIS YEAR AND INTO 2020 TO DEVELOP AN ORDINANCE THAT WILL PROTECT OUR TREE CANOPY ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY. WE ALSO HAVE FOUR APPOINTMENTS TO OR USE COMMISSION. NATALIA MARIE GONZALES SHE GOES BY NICOLE, THESE USE ARE AMAZING, THE WORK THEY’VE DONE. DANANI HASSAN, PARISA HARVEY AND KENNETH JACKSON, I WILL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THAT THIS AFTERNOON. WE ALSO HAVE A PROCLAMATION CIRCULATING, AND AUDITOR OF GREG ROSA, THE OWNER OF LUDY’S RESTAURANT, USED TO BE A ON A SECOND AND PICA, IT BEEN THERE 41 YEARS, THE BROTHER OF OUR VERY OWN MARIA ROSA, WE ARE CIRCULATING THIS PROCLAMATION AN ORDER OF HIS GOOD WORK, I WILL BE PRESENTING THAT THIS AFTERNOON. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL FINANCE A NEIGHBORHOOD COMMITTEE THIS WEDNESDAY DURING THE LUNCH HOURS, AT NOON AND WE WILL HEAR FROM THE RV LEGISLATION AND WE WILL REVIEW AND DECIDE WHETHER WE VOTE OUT THE CONDEMNATION ORDINANCE AND CONDEMNATION RESOLUTION FOR THE CANNERY BUILDING DOWN NEAR PIONEER SQUARE, MANY KNOW I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE YEAR, WORKING WITH THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY, AS I STATED MANY TIMES, MICHAEL IS TO GET HIM TO DEAL WITH THE BLIGHTED PROPERTY WE ARE NOT CONDEMNING THE PROPERTY BUT IF HE FAILS TO MOVE FORWARD THIS YEAR WITH A PLAN WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO. SO, LASTLY FOR DEBORA JUAREZ, SHE HAS AN APPOINTMENT TO THE PARK’S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE , PARKS ORDINANCE THAT AUTHORIZES THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS TO EXTEND THE 10 YEAR LEASE WITH THE CHILDREN’S PLAY GARDEN. AN ORDINANCE THAT AUTHORIZES SPU FOR MEMBER AND IN BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE IN YOUR DRIVE FOR THE CHESTER MORRIS COLLECTION AND LASTLY AND ORDINANCE THAT AUTHORIZES SEATTLE SETTER TO COMPLETE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE MONORAIL, AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ROBERT DELLUMS, AND I THINK MARSHALL FOSTER WAS WORKING ON THAT AS WELL. BUT TOM ALVARO WHO OPERATES THE MONORAIL, HAS TAKEN MANY MONTHS TO REACH THIS AGREEMENT BUT ORCA CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. IT’S A BIG OPPORTUNITY TO GET PEOPLE TO SEATTLE CENTER WITHOUT DRIVING THEIR CARS. I AM DELIGHTED WITH THAT. DEBORA JUAREZ’S NEXT COMMITTEE WON’T BE UNTIL DECEMBER 4 AT 2 PM. SHE IS WRAPPING IT UP TODAY. AND THEN THE VERY LAST THING I HAVE TO SAY IS THANK YOU TO OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO CAME AND RESPONDED YESTERDAY. MY E BIKE WAS STOLEN. NOTHING MAKES ME MADDER THAN TO HAVE LOST MY E BIKE. IT WAS BROKEN INTO AND A SECURED GARAGE THAT REQUIRES A FOP IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE TAPES TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT FINDING MY BIKE. THANK YOU TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, I REALLY APPRECIATED THEIR FAST RESPONSE. >>THAT IS TOUGH. M. LORENA GONZCEZ. >>>I JUST WANT TO SAY, FIRST OF ALL, SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR BIKE. THAT HAPPEN TO OUR HOUSEHOLD AS WELL. IT TOOK US TWO WEEKS BUT WE WERE ABLE TO RECOVER MY HUSBAND’S BIKE. NOT ALL HOPE IS LOST. ON THE SUBSISTENCE ISSUE, I DO HAVE AN AMENDMENT I WILL BE PRESENTING AT FULL COUNCIL TODAY THAT I CIRCULATED OR ALLIE CANOOCHEE, THANK YOU ALLEY, CIRCULATED VIA EMAIL TO ALL COUNCILMEMBERS BUT THIS IS WITH REGARD TO AN ITEM, THE FINANCE NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE REPORT, AN AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION 319 62, THE TREE RESOLUTION THAT COUNCILMEMBER SALLY BAGSHAW OUTLINE AND I WILL GO AHEAD AND CIRCULATED AT THE TABLE AT COMMITTEE. I FLAGGED MY CONCERN WITH REGARD TO THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROPONENT, THERE SOMETHING IN THE RECITALS ABOUT RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO PRIORITIZE, THE NEED TO PRIORITIZE THE NEEDS OF LOW INCOME AND LOW CANOPY NEIGHBORHOODS BUT UNFORTUNATELY THAT LANGUAGE DIDN’T MAKE IT INTO THE ACTUAL SECTION, WHICH PROVIDED DIRECTION AND COUNSEL’S INTENT TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AROUND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMPONENTS. THIS IS LANGUAGE THAT WAS LIFTED FROM THE GREEN NEW DEAL ORDINANCE THAT SORT OF HER DENIES THAT TREE CANOPY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF ADAPTATION IN THIS PERIOD OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO MAKE SURE WE WERE THREADING THE NEEDLE IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE WHEN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DOES OCCUR IN THIS BODY OF WORK OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS, AND NEXT YEAR, THAT COMMUNITIES THAT ARE LOW INCOME AND CURRENTLY RESIDING IN THE CANOPY NEIGHBORHOODS ARE PRIORITIZED AND THE EFFORTS AROUND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO MAKE SURE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS AS ROBUST, MEANINGFUL AND TARGETED AS POSSIBLE TOWARDS ADDRESSING THE RESILIENCE OF THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE THE GREATEST AT RISK IN TERMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND POOR AIR QUALITY. THE AMENDMENT IS PRETTY SIMPLE, I ALSO INCLUDED LANGUAGE TO INCORPORATE TO MAKE SURE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT NOT ONLY PRIORITIZES THAT PART OF THE COMMUNITY THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS ALSO DONE IN A CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY APPROPRIATE MANNER. THESE SHOULDN’T BE NEW THINGS TO THE CHAIR. SALLY BAGSHAW TRIER SALLY BAGSHAW HEADER SUPPORT, I DON’T WANT TO SPEAK FOR YOU SALLY BAGSHAW BUT THIS IS WHERE I ENDED UP ON THE FINAL AMENDMENT LANGUAGE. >>I THINK IT’S GREAT, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT FORWARD AND I ALSO WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOMETHING YOU ADVOCATED FOR, VERY STRONGLY DURING OUR LAST BUDGET SESSION, I THINK BRING IT UP AGAIN PRIOR TO IS THE LANGUAGE ABOUT CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY APPROPRIATE AND PRIORITIZING ENGAGEMENT WITH RESIDENTS OF LOW INCOME AND LOW CANOPY NEIGHBORHOODS, I VERY MUCH RESPECT THAT I’M HAPPY TO SUPPORT YOU IN THAT AMENDMENT. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, APPRECIATE IT. >>VERY GOOD, COUNCILMEMBER ABEL PACHECO. >>GOOD MORNING. >> THERE TO ITEMS ON INTRODUCTION, COMES ABOUT 119649, FOR RENT PLACE, AND 119651 CONTRACTOR IS ONE OF 4730 15th AVENUE NORTHEAST, FROM LAURA’S THREE TO NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL 2 WITH 65 FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT, THERE IS ONE ITEM ON THE COUNCIL, FULL COUNCIL AGENDA WHICH IS COUNSEL BILL 119597 WHICH AMENDS OPEN-SPACE POLICIES TO FACILITATE THEIR PRESERVATION OF THE SALEM TIMES PARK. THE MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY CANCEL THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING IS TO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 AT NOON. >>>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU. >>GOOD MORNING COLLEAGUES, TODAY IS AN EXCITING DAY. WE HAVE FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION FROM THE HOUSING, HEALTH AND WORKERS RIGHTS COMMITTE TO BRING TO FULL COUNCIL AGENDA, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION ON HOTEL WORKERS. KUNZO BELT 119554 PROTECTING HOTEL EMPLOYEES FROM INJURY, COUNSEL BILL 119556, HOTEL EMPLOYEE JOB RETENTION, COUNSEL BILL 119557, HOTEL EMPLOYEES SAFETY PROTECTIONS, AND FINALLY COUNSEL BELT 119555 ON MEDICAL CARE AND ACCESS TO PURCHASING HEALTHCARE. I WANT TO THINK COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES WHO COSPONSORED ALL FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION AND ALL OF YOU, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN OUR COUNCILS COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS, WE HAVE HAD NO LESS THAN NINE OFFICIAL COMMITTEE BRIEFINGS ON THE FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION, AFTER NINE COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND ROBUST DISCUSSION BOTH WITHIN THE INDUSTRY AND ADVOCATES AND WORKERS THEMSELVES FROM THE HOTEL WORKERS SIDE WE ARE BRINGING FORWARD THESE FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT UP AND FRANKLY EDITED AND AMENDED AND IMPROVED BECAUSE OF ALL YOUR PARTICIPATION. WE WANT TO THINK FOLKS FROM THE HOSPITALITY AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, UNITE HERE, THE FOLKS AT CENTRAL STAFF, ALSO OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF WE WORK TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE STRONG PROTECTIONS FOR WORKERS. AGAINST HARASSMENT AND RETALIAION, MAKING SURE WE PROVIDE THEM WITH THE ABILITY TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE, DIS- INCENTIVIZE WORKLOADS THAT CREATE INJURY AND PROMOTE JOB RETENTION. CALL FOR THESE PIECES WE FEEL ARE IN LINE WITH 77% OF WHAT VOTERS WANT, IN LINE WITH THE 77% OF VOTERS, WHO VOTED TO SUPPORT THE LEGISLATION INITIATIVE 124 TO BEGIN WITH. HERE WE ARE AS THE LEGISLATION BODY AND WE HAVE A CHANCE TO LEARN FROM THE LANGUAGE IN THE PAST AND IMPROVE UPON IT QUITE FRANKLY. WHAT YOU SEE FROM US IS AN INTENT TO INCLUDE A LOT OF VOICES WE HEARD, SPECIFICALLY FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY. IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THREE PIECES OF THE LEGISLATION REALLY DO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE SMALLEST BUSINESSES AND THEIR FEEDBACK. FOR EXAMPLE ON THE HARASSMENT, RETENTION AND HEALTHCARE BILL I WANT TO MAKE SURE FOLKS KNOW THESE BILLS ONLY COVER BUSINESSES WITH MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYEES. AND IF THE BUSINESS LEASES AND CONTRACTS WITH THE HOTEL AND HAS BETWEEN 50 AND 250 EMPLOYEES, FIVE YEARS TO GET INTO COMPLIANCE. IT’S IMPORTANT WHEN YOU SICK ABOUT POTENTIALLY PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY HAVE A LEASE, THEY NEED TO RENEGOTIATE IN THE FUTURE FOR THINK ABOUT A MORE WORKABLE WORKPLACE, THEY DO NOT HAVE TO IMMEDIATELY RUSH INTO THE HARASSMENT, I’M SORRY, THE RETENTION, HEALTHCARE, AND INJURY SECTIONS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, ON HARASSMENT. WE DID WANT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH WORKERS IN THE INDUSTRY AND THE BUSINESSES THEMSELVES. EVERYONE CAN AGREE THAT WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE FROM THE GET- GO THE SAME PROTECTIONS ARE APPLIED. BUT THERE ARE IMPORTANT CHANGES WE MADE TO THE HARASSMENT LEGISLATION. THE HARASSMENT LEGISLATION NOW FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE WORKER AS OPPOSED TO LEGISLATION AROUND THE ACCUSED HARASSER. PROVIDING THE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE SURVIVOR, EXTRA TIME OFF TO DEAL WITH HARASSMENT OR VIOLENT CONDUCT, MAKING SURE ALL EMPLOYEES AT THE HOTEL ARE PROTECTED MAKING SURE THEY DON’T HAVE TO FOR EXAMPLE DELIVER FOOD OR CLEAN HER ROOM IF THEY HAVE BEEN IN A SITUATION WHERE THERE IS SOMEWHAT WHO IS MAKE THEM FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE OR HARASS THEM OR INTIMIDATE THEM. AND REALLY THIS LANGUAGE HAS BEEN HEAVILY INFORMED BY THE KING COUNTY CRIME VICTIMS AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS COALITION. THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION AND AS YOU HEARD US SAY THE LAST COMMITTEE MEETING, BY THE ACLU. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE ACLU’S WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH US AND MAKE SURE THIS WAS A WORKABLE PROTECTION WE PROVIDE AN FOR WORKERS IN AND AROUND THIS INDUSTRY AND IT REALLY PASSED LEGAL MUSTER IN TERMS OF HOW WE ENSURE EVERYONE’S RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED. AND THAT MOST IMPORTANTLY THOSE WHO ARE MORE VULNERABLE WORKERS AND REMEMBERS WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANT WORKERS, THAT THOSE FOLKS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK UP WHEN THEY EXPERIENCE THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR. >>AND KNOW THAT THEY WILL BE A PROCESS TO MAKE SURE THEIR SAFETY IS PROTECTED. >>ALSO IMPORTANT NOTE TO CLARIFY IN CASE ANYONE LISTEN TO THE RADIO THIS MORNING. THERE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES MADE ON THE ANCILLARY IS THIS DEFINITION AND I WANT TO THINK COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW AND A NUMBER OF YOU WHO PROVIDED FEEDBACK THE LAST FEW MONTHS. IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THIS DEFINITION HAS BEEN SCOPED PRETTY DRAMATICALLY. WE ARE NOT NOW TALKING ABOUT BUSINESSES THAT EITHER HAVE A DIRECT TIE INTO HOTEL PURPOSE OR FOR THOSE RESTAURANTS LOCATED AT THE HOTEL THAT THERE IS AN INSIDE ENTRANCE. THAT HAS BEEN PRETTY DRAMATICALLY CHANGE FROM THE INITIAL CONVERSATIONS WE’VE HAD AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY REFLECTIVE OF THE FEEDBACK WE’VE HEARD FROM FOLKS AT THE TABLE, AND A PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND SMALL BUSINESSES. I’M HAPPY WE HAVE A SCOPE DEFINITION AND I STILL BELIEVE IT’S VERY MUCH IN LINE WITH THE INTENT OF THE VOTERS AND THE WILL OF THE INITIATIVE. FINALLY, THERE IS AN AMENDMENT ON HEALTHCARE WE WILL BRING FORWARD TODAY, THAT INCLUDES SOME LANGUAGE WE HAVE RUN BY STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING THE HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION AND THE WORKER ADVOCATES, BUT MOSTLY THE HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IF THERE’S ANY CHANCE THAT A WORKER DECIDES THEY DON’T WANT ANY OF THE HEALTHCARE ASPECTS AFFORDED TO THEM UNDER THE LAW, WHICH MEANS EITHER HEALTHCARE BEING OFFERED BY THE EMPLOYER, COMBINATION OF HEALTHCARE, IN A CASH EQUIVALENT OR CASH EQUIVALENT ALL BY ITSELF, IF THERE’S ANY CHANCE A WORKER SAYS, I REALLY DON’T WANT ANY OF THAT AND THEY DECLINED, THE EMPLOYER IS DEEMED TO HAVE FULFILLED ITS RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE LAW IF THE HOTEL CAN OBTAIN A SIGNED WAIVER. IN THE SITUATION THAT A HOTEL EMPLOYEE DOESN’T WANT TO SIGN THE WAIVER WE HAVE INCLUDED PROTECTIONS TO MAKE SURE IT’S CLEAR THE EMPLOYER HAS FULFILLED THEIR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE LAW. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS COME UP REPEATEDLY THE LAST FEW MONTHS AND WE DO THINK THIS LANGUAGE, WHICH BY THE WAY HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY LAW, I KNOW EVERYONE DOES, ASK THAT WHEN IT’S A MONDAY MORNING AMENDMENT. IT HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND HAS BEEN DISCUSSED WITH STAKEHOLDERS. LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING IN THAT LANGUAGE TO OFFER THAT CLARITY. AGAIN I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK, AND FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO FULFILL I HOPE THE WILL OF THE VOTERS THROUGH THESE FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION. >>>JUST TO CLARIFY WHAT I THINK YOU SAID, IF THE HOTEL OFFERS HEALTH INSURANCE TO AN INDIVIDUAL AND THE INDIVIDUAL CHOOSES NOT TO FOR WHATEVER REASON, SAY THEY HAVE A SPOUSE WITH BETTER OR EQUAL INSURANCE, NO CASH PAYMENT WILL BE REQUIRED? >>THAT IS CORRECT. THERE ARE THREE OPTIONS THAT EXIST FOR THE EMPLOYER. EITHER AN OFFER OF HEALTHCARE, AN OFFER OF HEALTHCARE PLUS THE CASH TO PLUS THE HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE INTO LAW OR THE HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE AMOUNT IF THEY ARE CHOOSING OFFER ANY HEALTHCARE. THEY STILL THE OPTION OF ANY OF THOSE THREE WHICH IS IMPORTANT AS WE DEFER TO THE EMPLOYER TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN ADVENTURE IN THAT SECTION >>ONE FLIGHT NO ONE SCARIFICATION TO THAT RESPONSE. THAT COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA PROVIDED, IT ISN’T JUST AN OFFER. THERE HAS TO BE A WRITTEN WAIVER RECEIVED BY THE EMPLOYER , BY THE EMPLOYEE. IT’S NOT JUST THE MERE ACT OF OFFERING A WAIVER, WHICH WOULD BE SORT OF, UNFORTUNATELY IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE AN EXCEPTION AS WELL AS THE ROLE IN THAT SITUATION, IF ALL IT TAKES TO COMPLY WITH THE CODE IS THE MAYOR OFFER WHETHER MEANINGFUL OR NOT. THE ONLY CAVEAT I WOULD ADD, IT ISN’T JUST AN OFFER OF A WAIVER, IT IS OBTAINING A SIGNED WAIVER FROM THE EMPLOYEE. IF THE EMPLOYEE CHOOSES NOT TO SIGN THE WAIVER, IT IS A CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE UNDER THE CODE FOR THE EMPLOYER IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT OF THE EMPLOYEE AND HEALTHCARE. >>THANKS FOR THE CLARIFICATION ON THAT. I CAN’T IMAGINE THIS WILL HAPPEN OFTEN, BUT LET’S SAY THE INDIVIDUAL CHOOSES NOT TO, BUT WANTS TO SIGN, BUT DOESN’T WANT TO SIGN THE WAIVER EITHER. WHAT DOES THE HOTEL DO? >>REGISTER THE EMPLOYEE FOR HEALTHCARE. >>OR RISK BEING OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ORDINANCE PER >>WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THE LANGUAGE INCLUDED HERE ON PAGE 3 OF THE AMENDMENT, THE LAST PARAGRAPH, IF THE EMPLOYER IS OFFERING ONE OF THOSE THREE, 20 AND VENTURE OPTIONS IN THE EMPLOYEE FOR WHATEVER REASON DECIDES THEY DON’T WANT IT AND THEY DECLINED TO SIGN, WE HAVE CLARIFIED THAT EXACT QUESTION WHICH IS COME UP A FEW TIMES, THE EMPLOYER WOULD GO AHEAD AND OFFER EXACTLY WHAT THEY MADE AN OFFER OF TO THE EMPLOYEE. BUT THE WRITTEN WAIVER MUST STILL BE ASKED FOR AND OBTAINED, SO THERE IS A CLEAR RECORD OF THAT AND IF THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN THE WORKER GOES AHEAD AND GETS WITH THE EMPLOYER WAS ORIGINALLY OFFERED. IT HELPS TO OFFER CLARITY. EVEN THOUGH AND I MAY NOT MAKE IT SOUND SO CLEAR IT HELPS OFFER CLARITY FOR THAT RARE SITUATION IN WHICH THE EMPLOYEE DECIDES THEY DON’T WANT TO SIGN. >>THANK YOU. >>IT DEFAULTS TO THE HOTEL REGISTERING THE EMPLOYEE? FOR HEALTHCARE. >>AND MAYBE A ROBUST PLAN, HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT PLUS CASH, IT DEFAULTS TO THE EMPLOYERS TWICE. >>I THINK THE INTENT IS A FOLKS UNDERSTAND WHAT THE INTENT IS, THIS LANGUAGE SHOULD BE READ IN COMBINATION WITH THAT ANTI-RETALIATION AND COERCION PROVISIONS ALSO INCLUDED WITHIN THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION AND ALL THE LEGISLATION, THIS IS ANOTHER LAYER TO MAKE SURE THAT EMPLOYEES WHO MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH HER WORKPLACE RIGHTS AREN’T PUT IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE UNDULY INFLUENCED OR OTHERWISE COERCED INTO WEAVING HEALTHCARE OPPORTUNITIES AS PROVIDED BY AN EMPLOYER. THAT IS THE TRUE INTENT BEHIND THE LEGISLATION. >>I WANTED TO PROVIDE TWO MORE PIECES OF CLARIFICATION. AROUND THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT BILL, WHICH IS REFERRED TO I THINK IN THE LEGISLATION AS SAFETY PROTECTIONS. TO BE DISTINGUISHED FROM WORKPLACE INJURY PROTECTIONS. I JUST WANTED TO BE REALLY CLEAR THAT THAT LEGISLATION WILL APPLY TO ALL BUSINESSES REGARDLESS OF THE SIZE OF THE HOTEL. THAT PIECE OF LEGISLATION ONLY APPLIES TO HOTEL WORKERS PACK. BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT IS THE ONE AREA WE DIDN’T CREATE THE HARMLESS ASPECT BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE BUSINESS LARGELY BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO PROTECT ALL WORKERS FROM SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT ALL WORKERS REGARDLESS OF THE SIZE OF THAT BUSINESS FROM SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT IN THE WORKPLACE. I THINK IF FOLKS LOOK AT THE WASHINGTON LOG DISCRIMINATION IN THE STATE STATUTE CODES, THERE ARE ALSO NO EXEMPTIONS IN THAT CATEGORY. FOR EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS AROUND SEXUAL-HARASSMENT INVESTIGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. I DON’T THINK THIS IS THE ANCILLARY BUSINESS DEFINITION, I DON’T THINK IT WILL BE A MONUMENTAL SHIFT IN TERMS OF EMPLOYER’S OBLIGATIONS AS IT RELATES TO PROTECTING WORKERS FROM SEXUAL HARASSMENT REGARDLESS OF THE SIZE OF THEIR BUSINESS, I WANTED TO PROVIDE THAT CLARIFICATION IN TERMS OF THE SCOPE OF THE APPLICABILITY OF THESE FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION OF THE SEXUAL- HARASSMENT BILL IN PARTICULAR, AND THE SECOND, COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA DID A GOOD JOB OF LAYING OUT WHERE WE ENDED UP IN TERMS OF THE QUESTION AROUND ANCILLARY BUSINESSES AND IN WHICH THEY WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATION. I JUST WANTED TO REMIND FOLKS THAT IN THE ORIGINAL INITIATIVE, 124, 100% OF ALL ANCILLARY BUSINESSES WERE INCLUDED. IN THE LEGISLATION. FOR ALL FOUR BILLS. WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY, IN TERMS OF THE WORK MY OFFICE AND COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S OFFICE HAS DONE TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS AND GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WE CAN CREATE A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK HERE THAT WILL NOT BE OVERLY BURDENSOME, WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THE INTENT OF THE VOTERS TO PROVIDE IMPORTANT COVERAGE IN THESE FOUR DISTINCT AREAS. WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE TAKING A BIG STEP AWAY FROM VOTER INTENT IN A WAY, WE ARE NOT INCORPORATING 100% OF ALL ANCILLARY BUSINESSES BUT WE ARE , AS POLICYMAKERS AND LEGISLATORS REQUIRED TO BE RESPONSIVE WHERE WE CAN WHILE NOT COMPROMISING OUR POLICY GOALS IN TERMS OF THE MODIFICATIONS TO THE ANCILLARY BUSINESSES, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE CREATED DIFFERENT LEVELS OF INCLUSION, OF ANCILLARY BUSINESSES DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION WITHIN THE HOTEL. AND THE TYPE OF SERVICE YOU PROVIDE WHICH MUST BE CLOSELY TIED WITH HOTEL PURPOSE, AND WE ALSO INCLUDED A DEFINITION OF HOTEL PURPOSE BASED ON INDUSTRY CODE DEFINITIONS AND SOME STATE STATUTE DEFINITIONS. I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT WHERE WE END UP WITH A DEFINITION OF ANCILLARY BUSINESSES, I THINK THERE WILL BE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNHAPPY ON BOTH ENDS, THOSE PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN ADVOCATING WE DO A 100% ELIMINATION OF ANCILLARY BUSINESSES WILL NOT BE HAPPY WITH THIS DEFINITION. INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING THAT ALL ANCILLARY BUSINESSES, REGARDLESS OF POINT OF ENTRY OR EVEN LOCATION, WITHIN THE BLOCK, THOSE FOLKS, SOME OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WOULD BE EXCLUDED I THINK THOSE FOLKS WILL ALSO BE NOT FULLY HAPPY THAT WE HAVEN’T INCLUDED EVERYONE WHO IS EVEN IN PROXIMITY OF THE HOTEL. WE HAVE ENDED UP IN A PLACE WHERE I FEEL WE HAVE BEEN RESPONSIVE TO CONCERNS OF SMALL BUSINESSES, AND WE HAVE PROVIDED, PARTICULARLY IN THE HEALTHCARE BILL, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FOLKS TO ADJUST TO THAT REGULATORY FRAMEWORK BY PROVIDING PEOPLE UP TO FIVE YEARS TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE, INCLUDING DRESSING THEIR CURRENT BUSINESS MODEL BY MOVING OUT OF A HOTEL SITE TO SOMETHING THAT MAY BE MORE CONDUCIVE FOR THEIR BUSINESS MODEL. WE REALLY APPRECIATE COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S WORK ON THIS, AND OUR COLLECTIVE STAFF WORK ON THIS. AND I’M SURE BOTH SHE AND I WILL HAVE MORE TO SAY ABOUT THE BILLS AND THE INTENT AND WHY WE ARE SO HAPPY TO BE HERE TODAY AT FULL COUNCIL. >>VERY GOOD. >>YOU HAVE MORE? >>A FEW MORE ITEMS, I APOLOGIZE. FOR HOUSING, HEALTH AND ENERGY WORKERS RIGHTS, TWO MORE MEETINGS LEFT ON OUR COMMITTEE AGENDA FOR SEPTEMBER. THE NEXT ON SEPTEMBER 19 FROM 9 AM UNTIL KNOWN. WILL BE TAKING UP A POSSIBLE VOTE ON THE MULTI-FAMILY TAXES VETERANS, OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW EMILY ALVARADO, THE NOMINEE FOR THE OFFICE OF HOUSING DIRECTOR, THANK YOU FOR SENDING IN QUESTIONS, WE ASKED FOR THOSE BACK NOON FRIDAY LAST WEEK AND WE HAVE SHARE THOSE WITH HER, AS SOON AS WE GET THEM BACK WE’LL SHARE THOSE AROUND, I BELIEVE TOMORROW. WE HAVE THE SEATTLE RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PILOT PROGRAM , FIVE SEATTLE HOUSING APPOINTMENTS AND OFFICE OF HOUSING, SOCIAL JUSTICE REPORT, ALL OF THEM INTENDED TO FOCUS ON OUR OFFICE OF HOUSING AS THIS IS HER OFFICE OF HOUSING FOCUS COMMITTEE. WE WILL CONSIDER, DISCUSS A POTENTIAL VOTE ON A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD REPEAL THE UNDERLYING INITIATIVE 124 SO WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE, ASSUMING THIS PASSES TODAY, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE CLEANUP LEGISLATION DOES PASS AS WELL. >>>OUR NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING SEPTEMBER 24 FROM 2 PM UNTIL 4 PM, AND AFTERNOON MEETING ON TUESDAY FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM ON THE 24th. FOCUSED ON SEATTLE CITY LIGHT INCLUDING CITY LIGHT REVIEW PANEL, COMMISSION REAPPOINTMENT NORTHWEST SEATTLE PROPERTY SALE ORDINANCE, PILOT AUTHORITY, BPA RATES, NORTHERN GRID AUTHORIZATION, BANNING, POWER, SHUTDOWNS AND EMERGENCY LOW INCOME ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. WHEN I SAY BANNING POWER SHUTDOWNS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT IS A QUICK UPDATE FROM OUR SEATTLE CITY LIGHTS AND FRIENDS WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH ON WHAT SHUT UP POLICIES LOOK LIKE, THINGS COUNCILMEMBER HAS WORKED ON THIS IN THE PAST IN SEATTLE ELEC UTILITIES, WE HAVE AN UPDATE FROM FOLKS ON AN INTERNAL POLICY WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON WITH SEATTLE CITY LIGHT TO MAKE SURE CONFUSING MESSAGES OR THREATENING MESSAGES NO LONGER GO OUT TO FOLKS WITHOUT A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE ALTERNATIVES ARE TO SHUT DOWN AND TO MAKE SURE WE CONTINUE OUR POLICY OF NOT SENDING FOLKS TO COLLECTIONS, THAT IS IMPORTANT. ON THURSDAY THIS WEEK I WILL BE AT THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE, ELI, CHANGEMAKERS AND, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO HONOR JEFF JOHNSON, PAST PRESIDENT OF THE LABOR COUNCIL, AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS, LOOKING FOR TO THAT. IF YOU’RE COMING CONSIDER COMING. AND THANK YOU TOOL ALL OF YOU FOR SIGNING THIS PROCLAMATION ON LETTING X HERITAGE MONTH, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO CONTINUE TRADITION THAT IS BEEN CELEBRATED IN OUR COUNTRY’S SINCE 1968. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US IN SEATTLE TO CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANT AND FAST GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC OF THE LATIN COMMUNITY GROWING IN SEATTLE AND SOMEONE WHO I ADVISE AT CHECKING UP, I’M PROUD THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THIS PROCLAMATION FORWARD AND WE HAVE FOUR COUNCILMEMBERS ON THE DAIS REPRESENTING MEXICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE. LOOKING FORWARD TO BRING FOR THIS POPULATION TO ORGANIZE THE GROWING POPULATION OF THE LATINAX COMMUNITY AND THE WAY THEY’VE HELPED SHAPE THE CITY OF SEATTLE THROUGH ARTS, CULTURE AND FESTIVALS INCLUDING THE FIESTA THAT OCCURRED LAST WEEKEND. THANK YOU TO CMAR FOR SPONSORING THAT AND SOUTH PARK AND ALSO AT THE SEATTLE CENTER FESTIVITIES. TO REALLY RECOGNIZE FOR US TO HAVE TRUE REPRESENTATION, CONTINUNG TO PROMOTE CIVIC AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE REPRESENTED FROM THE LATINAX COMMUNITY, IT IS PRESENT ON SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL AND ABROAD, IT’S IMPORTANT GIVEN THE ONGOING ATTACKS WE SEE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL FROM THE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION AND THE LOCAL ATTACKS THE TARGETING OF THE SHOOTING OF THE LATINO COMMUNITY RECENTLY. THANK YOU FOR SIGNING THIS. LAST SHUTOUT TO THE ALMOST 50,000 GENERAL MOTORS EMPLOYEES WHO WALKED OFF THE JOB LAST NIGHT AT 11:59 PM TO MAKE SURE THEY HAD WAGES, HEALTHCARE AND JOB SECURITY. THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2007, THIS IS A NATIONWIDE STRIKE. WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY AND LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO RAISE UP THE VOICES OF THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR MIDDLE-CLASS AND LOW-WAGE JOBS TO BE PROTECTED AND WE WISH THEM THE BEST OF LUCK. >>THANK YOU. VERY GOOD. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZCEZ. >>THANK YOU. I HAVE ONE ITEM ON THIS AFTERNOONS FULL CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA, ITEM NUMBER 27, IT WILL BE AN APPOINTMENT OF, AND FORGETTING HER NAME. SUSAN LEAD TO THE PRESCHOOL EDUCATION AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND I’LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT DURING FULL COUNCIL. I HAVE TWO SPECIAL COMMITTEE HEARINGS THIS WEEK OF THE GENDER EQUITY EDUCATION COMMITTEE, THE FIRST, COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD, HARRELL TOUCHED ON, WEDNESDAY AT 6 PM HERE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING BETWEEN MY COMMITTEE AND THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE RELATIONS AND THE SUBJECT OF THAT SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE POLICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION. WE WILL BE JOINED BY COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF PROVIDING AN OVERVIEW OF OUR OBLIGATION CONSISTENT WITH MUNICIPAL CODE AND WILL HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY PLEASE COMMISSION FOR ABOUT 15 TO 20 MINUTES, HOW THEY INTEND TO PRIORITIZE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AS IT RELATES TO THE SEATTLE POLICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, IMPENDING LABOR NEGOTIATIONS. AS A REMINDER THIS MEETING IS HELD IN ACCORDANCE, IN COMPLIANCE WITH SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE 4.0 POINT 4.0 POINT 024, WHICH REQUIRES PUBLIC HEARING AT LEAST 90 DAYS FOR THE CITY BEGINS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SEATTLE POLICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CITIES PLACE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SPECIAL MEANING OF MY COMMITTEE AT 2 PM HERE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS. THE FIRST ITEM WE WILL CONSIDER WILL BE A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE ON A COUNCIL BILL THAT WOULD ENABLE THE SEATTLE FIRE PERSONNEL TO WRITE CIVIL CITATIONS TO ENFORCE THE FIRE CODE. THE SECOND AND THIRD AGENDA ITEMS BOTH RELATE TO THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HIRING AND RETENTION, SITUATION. THE FIRST IS AN UPDATE ON SPD IS HIRING IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS INCLUDING AN INTERIM STATUS REPORT ON THE HIRING BONUS, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED EARLIER THIS YEAR FOR NEW HIRES, WE GET OUR QUARTERLY UPDATE FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ON WHAT THE HARRY NUMBERS LOOK LIKE, AND OPPORTUNITY FOR COUNCILMEMBERS TO ASK FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER WE WILL MEET CERTAIN TARGETS OR WHETHER WE ARE NOT MEETING CERTAIN TARGETS. THE SECOND BRIEFING IS A FOLLOW- UP OF A BODY OF WORK THAT WE COMMENCED AS PART OF THE ONGOING DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE RECRUITMENT EFFORTS SPD HAS BEEN CHALLENGED WITH, CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE SEE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY STRUGGLING STRUGGLING WITH, HIRING OFFICERS, WE WILL HEAR A REPORT OUT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE HIRING RETENTION AND OFFICER MORALE AT THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. A FOLLOW-UP FROM SOME WORK THE CITY COUNCIL HAS ALREADY BEEN DOING IN THE SPACE. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE EXECUTIVE TO DO THEIR FINAL PRESENTATION, RATHER THEIR FIRST PRESENTATION ON A SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT RESULTED FROM IT, FROM A TASK FORCE WORKGROUP IF YOU WILL THAT INCLUDED CITY COUNCIL STAFF, AND EXECUTIVE STAFF AND AGENCY STAFF ALSO CUT TO REALLY COME TOGETHER AND IDENTIFY SOME STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS THAT COULD SUPPORT THE CHIEFS EFFORT TO HIRE ADDITIONAL OFFICERS CONSISTENT WITH PRIOR COUNSEL AND EXECUTIVE INTENT. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING THAT REPORT, THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ALSO GOING TO BE PARTIALLY RELATED TO THE $1.7 MILLION OF INVESTMENTS THE MAYOR IS PROPOSING IN A PROPOSED BUDGET SO IT SHOULD BE A RICH AND INFORMATIVE VISITATION AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING THAT. I MISSPOKE, THE INDIVIDUAL WE WILL BE CONSIDERING FOR APPOINTMENT IS SUSAN YU YI LEE, I WILL PRESENT HER NOMINATION, AT FULL COUNCIL LATER THIS AFTERNOON. REALLY QUICKLY, IT’S GETTING HARDER FOR ME TO BREATHE. THIS WEEK IS ANOTHER BUSY WEEK FOR ME, WE WILL BE IN ADDITION TO HAVING TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE HEARINGS, I’M EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO BE OUT IN COMMUNITY , ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 I WILL BE SPEAKING AT CITY YEARS SCHOOL YOUR KICKOFF, A NONPROFIT UNITY BASED ORGANIZATION THAT PRIMARILY HOUSES THEMSELVES WITHIN OUR SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM TO PROVIDE BEFORE SCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING, INJURING SCHOOL SUPPORT, PRIMARILY AT TITLE I SCHOOLS AND CERTAINLY AT FAST LEVEE INVESTMENTS GOALS. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEADING DOWN TO SOUTH SHORE PRE-K THROUGH EIGHT SCHOOL TO SHARE REMARKS AND HELP THEM GET THEIR YEARS WORTH OF WORK DONE FOR THE YEAR ON BEHALF OF KIDS ACROSS THE CITY. I WILL ALSO HAVE THE PLEASURE OF WATCHING COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AND HER TALONS AT BEING AN EMCEE AT THE ERY CHANGEMAKERS A DINNER, ALSO THE EVENING OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AND ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, EXCITED ABOUT JOINING PLYMOUTH HOUSING AT THEIR LUNCHEON, PLYMOUTH HOUSING OF COURSE HAS BEEN DOING TREMENDOUS WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT BEING THERE TO CELEBRATE ALL THE GREAT WORK THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO. THAT EVENING, HAPPY TO JOIN AS A US-75 AT THE AWARDS BANQUET AND ON THE 21st I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO THE TRANSPORTATION CHOICE COALITION FOR ALL BALL AND THAT SHOULD ROUND OUT MY WEEK. >>EXCELLENT. >>EXCEPT SUNDAY WHICH I WILL NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL PRESIDENT, A FEW ITEMS TO DISCUSS FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION, MIDI, STARTING WITH THIS AFTERNOON’S COUNSEL AGENDA, THERE ARE SEVEN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. THE FIRST IS A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WE WILL PERHAPS HOLD INDEFINITELY, A PIECE THAT CAME OUT OF COMMITTEE, VACATING LAND AS PART OF THE MEGA BLOCK THAT SHOULD BE IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY. I’M TOLD AN ALTERNATE PATH WOULD BE WORKED OUT, I DON’T KNOW THE DETAILS BUT WE’LL TALK TO THE DEPARTMENT TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THAT. I WILL HOLD ON VOTING OF THAT. THE NEXT PIECE OF LEGISLATION, THE MERCER MEGA BLOCK SALE. THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT GRANTS AUTHORITY. TO COMPLETE TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS. IT INCLUDES THE TERMS OF THE SALE. MONEY WE RECEIVE IN OTHER CONDITIONS PURCHASER WILL TAKE ON WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE SPACE ESSENTIALLY WITH THE SEATTLE PARKS DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY CENTER. COMMITMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, $500 COME INTO HOMELESS SERVICES, BIKE FACILITY . SOUTH SIDE OF THE PROPERTY, ALL OF THOSE SPECIFICS ON THE SALE. INCLUDED IN THE ORDINANCE. WE WILL RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CASH AS PART OF THE TRANSACTION, THE EXPECTATION IS THAT MAYOR WILL HAVE THAT IN HER BUDGET WHICH WE WILL SEE A WEEK FROM TODAY. AS FAR AS HOW WE INVEST THE MONEY WE GET FROM THAT, AT THIS POINT NOTHING BINDING HAS BEEN DONE. WE HEARD MAYOR’S PROPOSAL, HIGH- LEVEL DISCUSSION. THOSE IN EARNEST I BELIEVE WOULD TAKE PLACE AS PART OF THE BUDGET. >>I KNOW THAT CAME UP LAST TIME, COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, WE ARE PUSHING FOR CHILD CARE EVERY TIME, BUT ANYONE CAN FOG A MIRROR. I’M WONDERING HAS THERE BEEN FURTHER DISCUSSION? >>THINGS FOR BRINGING THAT UP. >>IN COMMITTEE, WE MADE AN AMENDMENT TO THE ORDINANCE. >>AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THIS IS SOMEWHAT COMPLEX. A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION BETWEEN THE PURCHASER AND THE SELLER CUPPING THE CITY. WE ARE AUTHORIZING THE TERMS, ONE NEEDS TO BE IN THERE. BASED ON ADVOCACY FROM YOURSELF AND COUNSELOR MOSQUEDA, WE PROPOSE LANGUAGE CHANGES IN THE ORDINANCE, THAT WAS ACCEPTED BY ALEXANDRIA, THE PURCHASER. WHAT WE HAVE NOW IS A COMMITMENT , THERE ARE TWO PIECES. THE SPACE SET ASIDE FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER NEEDS TO BE DONE IN A WAY THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE A CHILD CARE FACILITY. ALEXANDRIA HAS SAID THE LANGUAGE WE HAVE AGREED TO IS ESSENTIALLY A CHILDCARE FACILITY, A PERMIT TO USE AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER. WE ALSO WILL NEED OUR OWN DEPARTMENT, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT AS THEY GO THROUGH AND DO THE ACTUAL DESIGN AND BUILD OUT OF THE SPACE. TO DO THE FEASIBILITY STUDY AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIRST OF ALL, ASSUMING IT MAKES SENSE FOR THEM TO DO IT, OUR INTENT IS THAT IT SHOULD THAT THEY DO THE WORK TO MAKE SURE IT HAPPENS. THERE’S LINKAGE ABOUT WHAT WE DO WITH PARKS DEPARTMENT REQUIRING THEM TO MOVE FORWARD, INTERNAL TO THE CITY. REQUIRING OUR DEPARTMENT TO DO THAT. THAT IS INDEPENDENT OF THE SALE AND WE HAVE THE COMMITMENT FROM ALEXANDRIA. >>THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW, AND THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH US. THE DEVELOPER TO MAKE SURE THE LANGUAGE WAS PRESCRIPTIVE AND NOT DEFERRING TO FUTURE ANALYSIS IN A STUDY. THIS IS IMPORTANT THAT WE INCLUDE CHILDCARE ON-SITE AND WE INCLUDED AS THE LANGUAGE SAYS, LOOKING AT A MINIMUM OF THREE CHILDCARE CLASSROOMS, AND WE INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF WHAT THE OUTSIDE PLAY AREA CAN LOOK LIKE, AND THAT COULD BE A COMMUNITY AMENITY IN THE EVENING HOURS FOR FAMILIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. REALLY EXCITED THAT LANGUAGE THAT WAS MORE DIRECTIVE IN NATURE BE INCLUDED. QUITE FRANKLY, THE DEVELOPER FOR THE LINKAGE AS WELL. IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF AN 11th HOUR CONFIRMATION WE ARE ABLE TO GET IN. AND FOLKS AGREED TO IT, THAT IS HUGE, APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT. >>ABSOLUTELY, THANK YOU. >>A FEW MORE ITEMS THIS AFTERNOON, A COUPLE STREET VACATIONS WE WILL APPROVE. STREET VACATIONS, WHERE WE DID CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL, THOSE PROJECTS ARE FINALLY DONE. WE HAVE LEGISLATION AROUND THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD AND I’LL COME BACK TO THAT IN ONE SECOND. WE ALSO HAVE A RESOLUTION. OPPOSING ARCTIC DRILLING AND SPECIFICALLY SAYING THE CITY WILL DO WHAT WHAT IT CAN TO NOT PURCHASE OIL FOR ANY OF OUR FLEETS OR OTHER CITY USES THAT COMES OUT OF THE ARCTIC. THE REQUEST FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS, SIERRA CLUB HAS BEEN DRIVING THIS, IS TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO FOLKS AS THEY START BIDDING ON POTENTIAL OIL DRILLINGRIGHTS IN THE ARCTIC WILDLIFE REFUGE. THAT THERE WON’T BE A MARKET FOR THAT PRODUCT BECAUSE IT IS LIKE SEATTLE AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE THERE IS AN ATTEMPT TO GET NUMEROUS CITIES UP AND DOWN THE WEST COAST. SAYING NO WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN BUYING THE PRODUCTS. IT IS QUITE FRANKLY A TRAGEDY AND A RESULT OF THE PUBLIC REPUBLICAN TAX CUT, THIS WAS ATTACHED TO IT. THE FIGHT TO PRESERVE THE ARCTIC GOES ON AS IT HAS FOR DECADES AND IT’S CONTINUING AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS RESOLUTION BEFORE FOLKS. FINALLY, A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD AUTHORIZE A TERM PERMIT TO ALLOW A HEATING PIPE TO CONNECT TWO PARCELS OF THE PROJECT AT THE FORMER SEATTLE TIMES SITE AND SOUTH LAKE UNION. THE DEVELOPER HAS TWO SEPARATE SITES AND THEY WILL PUT ESSENTIALLY A DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEM IN BETWEEN THE TWO BUILDINGS TO SHARE HEATED COOLING BACK AND FORTH, ONE IS RESIDENTIAL AND ONE IS COMMERCIAL, THEY WILL HAVE DIFFERENT TIMES AND NEEDS SO THIS IS A WAY TO BALANCE THOSE LOADS AND REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND COSTS. THAT IS ON THIS AFTERNOON’S AGENDA. I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD, YOLANDA WILL CIRCULATE IT IN A MOMENT, AN AMENDMENT I WILL PROPOSE, I THINK THERE ARE OTHERS FOR YOU ALSO BUT I WANTED TO WALK THROUGH MY AMENDMENT, THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD LEGISLATION IS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE WORK WE DID ABOUT A MONTH AGO ESTABLISHING A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION WOULD ESTABLISH AN OVERSIGHT BOARD, THAT WOULD BE HOUSED WITHIN THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT. MY AMENDMENT DOES A NUMBER OF THINGS, I WILL WALK THROUGH IT. AS WE GOT BACK AND FORTH WITH THE EXECUTIVE AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS, I FURTHER REFINEMENTS TO IT, ONE IT WILL REMOVE LANGUAGE THAT REQUIRES THE MAYOR TO NOTIFY THE BOARD OF ANY CHANGES TO CITY POLICIES. RELATED TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL. NUMBER TWO, IT WOULD REMOVE REFERENCES TO CLIMATE ACTION PLANS, AND INSTEAD FOCUSED EFFORTS OF THE BOARD AND PROPOSED INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM ON IMPLEMENT IN CLIMATE ACTIONS. THIRD, EXCESSIVE HIGH THAT TYPES OF THE ITEMS INCLUDED LIKE WORK BOARD, WORKPLAN, INCREASE FREQUENCY FOR REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BETWEEN INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM AND THE BOARD FOUR TIMES A YEAR TO TWO TIMES A YEAR, AND CORRECTS DEMOGRAPHIC ALL AREAS AREAS BUT I DON’T KNOW FOLKS WANT TO TALK ABOUT OTHER AMENDMENTS.COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD . >>YEAH, I HAVE THREE ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS. THE FIRST IS IN ADDITION TO ASKING THE OVERSIGHT BOARD TO IDENTIFY RECOMMENDATIONS ON BUDGET PRIORITIES. JUST IN GENERAL OF ALL THE ACTIONS IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL, RESOLUTION. ASKING THE OVERSIGHT BOARD TO IDENTIFY WHICH ARE THE PRIORITY ACTIONS. WHAT I WAS GETTING AT HERE, SOME OF OUR OTHER OVERSIGHT BOARDS LIKE THE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD, THE BIKE BOARD, THEY ACTUALLY ENACT IMPLEMENTATION PLANS, AS PART OF THEIR CHARGE, SO THE IDEA IS THAT RATHER THAN THE DECISIONS AROUND WHAT WE SHOULD BE PRIORITIZING AS FAR AS THE LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY ACTIONS. WE SHOULD DEFER TO THIS BOARD, NOT ONLY THE BUDGET PRIORITIES BUT WHAT ARE THE PRIORITY, LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY ACTIONS FOR THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR TO ACT ON. THE SECOND AMENDMENT, EXPANDS REPRESENTATION OF LABOR UNIONS FROM 2 TO 4 POSITIONS, WITH THE IDEA THAT, STRENGTHENING THE RELATIONSHIPS, SORT OF ON THE GREEN, BLUE COLLABORATION IS IMPORTANT. MANY OF THESE ACTIONS WE ARE SEEKING TO PURSUE AND ENACT IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION IMPACT DIFFERENT SECTORS OF LABOR AND WANT TO HAVE A BROADER REPRESENTATION OF THOSE FOLKS ON THIS BODY. AGAIN WITH THE IDEA THAT BY STRENGTHENING THAT COLLABORATION WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD MORE EXPEDITIOUSLY. LASTLY, THE AMENDMENT REQUEST THAT THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT QUANTIFY THE IMPACT OF POTENTIAL PLANT ACTIONS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL. RESOLUTION AS PRIORITY ACTIONS. TO QUANTIFY THEIR IMPACT ON REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM SOURCES IDENTIFIED IN THE 2016 GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY REPORT. AND IDENTIFY ESTIMATED MEASURABLE PROGRESS, EACH ACTION WOULD PROVIDE. I THINK THIS INFORMATION HELPS US FIGURE OUT TOGETHER, WITH THE OVERSIGHT BOARD WHAT OTHER PRIORITY ACTIONS AND WHAT SORT OF GANGS TOWARDS GREENHOUSE GAS, ADMISSION REDUCTIONS WE CAN EXPECT BY HAVING THOSE PROJECTED IMPACTS MEASURED IN ADVANCE OF OUR ACTIONS. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>> I ALSO WILL HAVE AN AMENDMENT AND I APOLOGIZE, IT WAS STILL BEING REVIEWED BEFORE I COULD OFFER IT TO YOU ALL ON PAPER. I WANT TO BRIEFLY SPEAK TO THE AMENDMENT I WILL PROPOSE AS I EXPECT THEIR PROPOSAL SHORTLY. MY AMENDMENT WOULD CLARIFY THAT THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT POSITION BE CONNECTED TO EITHER AN INITIATIVE, ORGANIZATION, MORE SPECIFICALLY I WANT TO IDENTIFY AND CALLOUT THE CAREER CONNECT WASHINGTON INITIATIVE WHICH WAS PASSED THIS PAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION AT THE REQUEST OF GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE. IT WOULD ADD FOR ADDITIONAL SEATS, ONCE HE TO LABOR AND MORE EXPLICITLY CALLOUT THE THREE INDUSTRIES MOST IMPACTED AS WE HEARD REPEATEDLY THROUGH COMMITTEE. ENERGY, CONSTRUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION SECTORS. AND LASTLY, ADDING ONE ADDITIONAL SEAT FOR PHILANTHROPY. WE LIVE IN ONE OF MOST PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITIES IN THE WORLD AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE REBEL WE LEVERAGE THAT RESEARCH RESOURCE, IN ADDITION TO CLIMATE CHANGE, ANOTHER SEAT FOR TECHNOLOGY BASED COMPANY, I’VE BEEN A STRONG ADVOCATE OF SCOOTERS, AND AS SUCH, AS THE NEW TECHNOLOGY EMERGES THEY FIND , THEY PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY-BASED COMPANIES THAT EMERGE, POTENTIALLY PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE FOR US TO MOVE AROUND IN OUR CITY WITHOUT A CAR OR REDUCE OUR CARBON EMISSIONS, I WANT TO BE MINDFUL OF THAT. LASTLY TO ADD REPRESENTATIVE THE GREEN BUSINESS OFFERED IN SEATTLE, THAT IS DEFINED AS A BUSINESS THAT PRESERVES OR ENHANCES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AS WELL AS THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES, PRIORITIZING COMMUNITIES, MOST NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE. AND PROVIDE LIVING WAGES AND CAREER PATHWAYS TO ITS EMPLOYEES. I WANTED TO INCLUDE FOR ADDITIONAL SEATS I THOUGHT WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL AND IMPACTFUL AS THE GREEN NEW DEAL , AND OVERSIGHT BOARD, AND LEVERAGED BY OTHER CITIES IN WASHINGTON STATE AS WELL AS FOR THE COUNTY AS WE HEARD. FROM COUNTY COUNCILMEMBER LARRY GOSSETT ABOUT THE GREEN NEW DEAL BEING IMPLEMENT IT FOR THE COUNTY. I’M EXCITED TO TRY TO MODEL SOMETHING THAT COULD BE TAKEN. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. WE HAVE A RECONCILIATION PROBLEM HERE, I’M TRYING TO SEE IF WE CAN HAVE A COMBINED PACKAGE, I HEAR ANY IDEAS I IMPERSONALLY OPPOSED TO GETTING CONFUSED ON THE NUMBERS, AND MAYBE THERE IS OVERLAP WE CAN RECONCILE. GO AHEAD COUNCILMEMBER, I’M SURE THEIR REACTIONS ARE THINGS TO ADD. >>>I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO THAT SPECIFIC ITEM, I THINK WE’LL HAVE A FEW MINUTES BETWEEN THIS END OF THE MEETING AT NOON AND MAYBE WE HAVE TO ACT A LITTLE ON-THE-FLY BUT I WILL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO WITH COLLEAGUES BETWEEN NOW AND THEN TO SEE IF THERE IS A PATH THERE , IT MAY JUST BE THAT THEY PLAY OUT IN REAL TIME A LITTLE BIT. >>WHICH MAKES IT TOUGH FOR THE ONE SHARING THE MEETING. HOPING COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD CAN SHARE LITTLE BIT. >>THE ONE THING I WILL NOTE. AGENDA ITEM 33, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO. MOVE IT UP CASE WE DO STUFF IN REAL TIME AND NEED WORK TO DO IT. MAYBE BETWEEN NOW AND 2 PM WE’LL FIGURE IT OUT. JUST THINKING OF GIVING OURSELVES A BUFFER. >>THE THOUGHT BEING PUTTING IT FIRST OR SECOND ON THE AGENDA SO YOU CAN HAVE THE COLLOQUY AND HAVE IT FIGURED OUT. >>IF WE NEED THE CLERK TO AMEND SOME LANGUAGE, IF WE HADN’T GOTTEN THERE, WE NEED TO HAVE A MORE PUBLIC DISCUSSION TO SEE WHERE THE VOTES WERE PER >>WE ARE ALL INCREDIBLY MINDFUL OF THE ISSUES SO WE WON’T VIOLATE THAT BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN HAVE THIS RECONCILED BEFORE 2 PM. I REALLY APPRECIATED, I PERSONALLY APPRECIATE THE AMENDMENTS AND WHERE WE ARE HEADING WITH THESE GREAT IDEAS BEING SET FORTH. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN DO HAVE MORE? >>I DO, I’M JUST GETTING STARTED, I APOLOGIZE. WE HAVE TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS THIS WEEK, THE FIRST ONE, TUESDAY AT 1 PM. I WILL TRY TO GET THROUGH THIS. A NUMBER OF AGENDA ITEMS ON THEIR. WE ALSO HAVE A MEETING FRIDAY AT 2 PM. TUESDAY’S MEETING, WE WILL TAKE UP A SERIES OF APPOINTMENTS TO SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY BOARDS, SEATTLE OVERSIGHT BOARDS, SWEET BEVERAGE TAX, A COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD. WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS LEGISLATION , HEALTHY HOMES AND BUILDINGS, THIS IS LEGISLATION THAT HAS BEEN IN COMMITTEE A COUPLE TIMES REGARDING PROHIBITION OF HOOKUP, GAS HOOKUPS TO NEW CONSTRUCTION. NOT PLANNING TO VOTE ON THIS TOMORROW, WE HEARD A NUMBER OF COMMENTS AND CONCERNS AND CONTINUE TO WORK WITH A VARIETY OF STAKEHOLDERS ON THAT. WE WILL HAVE, HOPEFULLY A GOOD DISCUSSION TOMORROW IN THE COMMITTEE ABOUT THAT AND TAKE SOME TIME TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH TAKEHOLDERS WHO COME FORWARAS PART OF THE PROCESS. WE ALSO HAVE LEGISLATION ON HOME HEATING, POTENTIALLY VOTING ON THAT AT A COMMITTEE TOMORROW, PLAN FOR A VOTE. WE HAD A DISCUSSION AND AMENDMENTS ON THAT. WE WILL SEE HOW THAT GOES BUT THAT WILL BE TOMORROW ALSO. LEGISLATION AROUND STREET CAFCS, THE FEES WE CHARGE FOR FOLKS THAT GET SIDEWALK PERMITS. WE ALSO HAVE STREET USE A CITATION BRIEFING, A BRIEFING ON I.T. S, SOMEONE HELP ME OUT, INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS I BELIEVE. >>SOUNDS GOOD. BASICALLY THE SMART TRAFFIC SIGNALS TYPES OF THINGS. I BRIEFING ON THAT. WE WILL HAVE SOME TRAFFIC LAW CHANGES, LEGISLATION TO DO THAT. AND ALSO, LEGISLATION THAT WOULD RENAME A SMALL PORTION OF A STREET TO LOCK STREET NORTHWEST. THAT IS FOR TUESDAY, FOR FRIDAY WILL BE BACK AGAIN AT 2 PM, SORRY, I WANT TO REMIND FOLKS TOMORROW’S MEETING IS AT 1 PM STARTED EARLY BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF ITEMS AND WE’RE TRYING TO FINISH UP BEFORE DARK. FRIDAY, FRIDAY WILL START AT 2 PM. WE HAVE ANOTHER SET OF APPOINTMENTS, I BELIEVE THE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD, RESOLUTION FOR SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE, RESOLUTION RELATED TO TRAFFIC SIGNALS. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT A NEW CAMPAIGN THAT KICKED OFF AS PART OF THE MASS COALITION, MOVE ALL SEATTLE SUSTAINABILITY COALITION. AN EFFORT TO GET TRANSIT PASSES TO EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WILL HAVE DISCUSSION AROUND THAT. PROPOSED LEGISLATION IS THAT THERE ANYTHING BUT LOOKING FOR IDEAS WE CAN ACCELERATE. ACCESS TO TRANSIT. WE KNOW CITY AT HAS BEEN GREAT WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, GETTING MOST OF THE STUDENTS FREE ORCA PASSES, THROUGH REDUCTION A NUMBER OF YEARS, MAJOR EMPLOYERS, TYPICALLY DOWNTOWN HAVE PROVIDED A LOT OF THEIR WORKERS WITH FREE OR SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT PASSES. WILL WE HAVE SEEN IS THE MAJOR EMPLOYERS TEND TO PROVIDE THEIR HIGHER PAID OFFICE WORKERS, A LOT OF LOW-WAGE WORKERS DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THAT. TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMIC AND WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO TO ENSURE EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO TRANSIT. AND FINALLY WE’LL CONSIDER A VACATION FOR CAR STREET. SO THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE ON THE DOCKET FOR THIS WEEK, WE’LL TALK ABOUT NEXT WEEK NEXT WEEK. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. OKAY. AS PRESIDING OFFICER I AM ANNOUNCING THAT THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONVENE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE PURPOSE OF THE EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND SESSION, PENDING OR ACTUAL LETTER LITIGATION AND DISCUSSING CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL MATTERS WITH THEIR CITY ATTORNEYS, AUTHORIZED BY LAW, MONITOR FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IS ALWAYS PRESENT TO ENSURE WE RESERVE QUESTIONS OF POLICY FOR OUR PUBLIC OPEN SESSION, EXPECT THE SESSION TO LAST ONE HOUR, THAT WILL BE 11:36 AM. IF IT EXTENDS BEYOND THAT TIME I WILL ANNOUNCE ITS EXTENSION AND EXPECTED DURATION, LET’S MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. >>

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