Seattle City Council Budget Committee 9/26/19 Session II


>>>GOOD AFTERNOON COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS IN THE AUDIENCE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND IT’S 2:00 OUR RECESSED SEPTEMBER 2019 BUDGET COMMITTEE IS NOW BACK TO ORDER. WE’RE GOING TO PROCEED WITH THE BUSINESS WE HAD DESCRIBED EARLIER TODAY. IT’S JUST 2:00. I’M SALLY AND I CHAIR THIS COMMITTEE. THANK YOU TO COUNCIL MEMBERS JUAREZ AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT BRUCE HERBOLD AND COULD YOU BE SILL MEMBER PACHECO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. THIS AFTERNOON WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OUR OFFICE OF HOUSING AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY LEARNING. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND AS WE DISCUSSED THIS MORNING WE HAVE NOT GONE IN AND DONE THE DEEP DIVE YET ON SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED FOR PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS BUT WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT NEXT WEEK FOR A FULL DAY AND THAT’S NOT ONLY OUR HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT BUT ALL OF THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS WHETHER IT BE PARKS OR SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SO ON. SO I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU BEING HERE. AS WE’VE MENTIONED MULTIPLE TIMES NOW PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE AFTER OUR LAST PRESENTATION AFTER WE HEAR FROM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EARLY LEARNING SO IF MY COLLEAGUES CAN STAY FOR THAT I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. SO ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY. WELL IF I CAN INVITE OUR HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOLKS TO PLEASE COME UP TO THE TABLE AND I BELIEVE AMY GORE IS GOING TO BE JOINING US FROM COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. JEFF SIMMS FROM COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF, LISA VAN NOBLE. >>THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO SAY I’M SORRY I WASN’T HERE IN THE MORNING. >>WE MISSED YOU. >>SORRY I’M UNDER THE WEATHER. >>SORRY. >>I’M HERE FOR THIS ONE. >>I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. JASON, MAY I ASK FOR YOU TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOUR COLLEAGUES AND THEN I’M GOING TO MOVE TO AMY GORE FROM OUR CENTRAL STAFF TO PROVIDE SOME OPENING COMMENTS FOR US. >>GREAT. THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON. JASON JOHNSON WITH THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. >>AMY HOLLY THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. >>CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS EITHER ON OR YOU CAN PULL IT TOWARDS YOU IT MOVES. VERY TABOOED. THANK YOU. JEFF SORRY TO INTERRUPT. >>JEFF SIMMS COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>BEN NOBLE THE CITY BUDGET DIRECTOR. >>AMY GORE, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>ALICE MCCLAIN FROM OUR OFFICE. >>THANK YOU. >>AMY KICK US OFF. >>FANTASTIC. GOOD AFTERNOON. AS YOU KNOW WE ARE HERE FOR THE OVER VIEW OF THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET. JEFF AND I WILL BOTH BE STAFFING THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THIS YEAR. JEFF WILL BE STAFFING PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS AND I WILL BE STAFFING ITEMS RELATED TO AGING AND DISABILITY IT SERVICES, YOUTH AND FAMILY EMPOWERMENT, MAYOR’S OFFICE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. AS CHAIR BAGSHAW MENTIONED THERE WILL BE A MULTI DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATION AND WILL NOT BE ADDRESSED TODAY. THE DEPARTMENT OVER VIEW YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT HOW THIS BUDGET REFLECTS THE RECENT POLICY DIRECTION INCLUDING COUNCIL BILL 119542 AND GREAT CHIEF 149–D–1 AND GENERAL AND NON GENERAL FUND CONTRACTS TO REFLECT THE RISING COST OF PROVIDING SERVICES. ALSO REFLECTS 119551 WHICH CREATED A NEW SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX REVENUE FUND AND CLEAVED REGARDING SPENDING OF THOSE FUNDS. FINALLY 119402 WHICH CREATED A SHORT TERM RENTAL TAX REVENUE TO SUPPORT PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING. THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET WAS JUST SHY OF $200 MILLION . THE PUBLISHD PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES AN ADDITIONAL $23.5 MILLION FOR HSD PROGRAMS SO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO THE DEPARTMENT BUT JEFF AND I ARE HAPPY TO FOLLOW UP WITH QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. >>GREAT AND I JUST LIKE TO START OFF BY THANKING YOU FOR THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT WE’VE ALREADY THROWN YOUR WAY AND JUST THAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING WE DO HAVE REVENUE SOURCES OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS PUT FORWARD 2% FOR CONTRACTS TO HELP WITH OUR PROVIDERS PARTICULARLY AROUND CASE MANAGEMENT AND OTHER SERVICES SO THAT WAS 2% LAST YEAR OR 2% OVER THE SUMMER SO WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT NOW ARE OTHER POSSIBLE INVESTMENTS AND I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>RIGHT. IT IS NOW TIED TO THE CPIW WHICH WAS 2.6% GOING INTO 2020. >>VERY GOOD. SO IT’S EVEN MORE THAN WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING 4.6 OVER THE LAST YEAR IS GOOD NEWS. GREAT. THANK YOU. JEFF DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANTED TO INTRO NOW? >>NOT AT THIS TIME. >>OKAY. JASON? >>OR BEN? >>ALL RIGHT. GOOD TO BE WITH YOU. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. I ALWAYS AM THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE GREAT WORK OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THAT I FEEL VERY HONORED TO BE A PART OF. I WANTED TO START WITH JUST A QUICK OVER VIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT AND REMIND FOLKS THAT THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR SEATTLE SAFETY NET WITH A PROPOSED BUDGET OF MORE THAN $223 MILLION INVESTED. THE HSD OVER SEES APPROXIMATELY 600 ANNUAL CONTRACTS WITH MORE THAN 200 COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND I WANT TO OUT THE GATE ACKNOWLEDGE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THOSE PROVIDERS. THAT PARTNERSHIP IS LONG STANDING AND IT’S A RELATIONSHIP THAT’S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO MAKE REAL CHANGE AS WE ADDRESS A NUMBER OF ISSUES INSIDE OF OUR CITY. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THOSE PROVIDERS THAT ARE HERE TODAY AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW IMPORTANT THE PARTNERSHIP OF THOSE CONTRACTED AND NON CONTRACTED HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE. WE MANAGE THAT $223 MILLION THROUGH 600 ANNUAL CONTRACTS AND WE DO SO WITH AN ADMINISTRATIVE RATE THAT IS ROUGHLY 7%. JUST FOR CONTEXT OUR PROVIDERS WE ALLOWED THEM THROUGH THEIR CONTRACTS UP TO 15% FOR ADMINISTRATIVE INDIRECT AND I SHARE THIS BECAUSE I ALSO OUT THE GATE JUST WANT TO THANK THE 385 MOES AT THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THEY ARE A SCRAPPY INNOVATIVE CREW THAT DOES AN INCREDIBLE JOB SUPPORTING PROGRAMS INITIATIVES AND POLICIES THAT ADDRESS THE DEPARTMENT’S SIX KEY AREAS AND THEY DO SO WITH ENERGY. THEY DO SO INSPIRED. THEY DO SO UNDER REALLY TOUGH EVER-CHANGING CONDITIONS AND THEY DO SO IN A HIGHLY POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT AT TIMES. AND JUST SAY THANK YOU THEM FOR THE INCREDIBLE WORK THAT THE TEAM OF EMPLOYEES AT THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT DOES EVERY DAY. >>THANK YOU FOR RECOGNIZING THAT. >>SO OUR WORK IS PREPARING YOUTH FOR SUCCESS, SUPPORTING AFFORDABILITY AND LIVEABILITY IN OUR CITY, ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS, PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTH, RESPONDING TO GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND PROMOTING HEALTHY AGING. AGAIN, NONE OF THIS COULD HAPPEN WITHOUT THE RELATIONSHIP THAT EMPLOYEES OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAVE WITH PROVIDERS AND SO AGAIN I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND SAY THANK YOU. THAT IS ESPECIALLY HEIGHTENED, THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT RELATIONSHIP DURING BUDGET SEASON. LAST YEAR DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS ALONE, STAFF AT THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANSWERED ABOUT 125 QUESTIONS AMENDED CONTRACTS TO ACCOMMODATE 40 GREEN SHEETS AND ALSO PROVIDED RESPONSES TO A DOZEN SLIDES. SO IT REALLY IS A SEASON OF WORK DURING BUDGET AND I KNOW IT IS ALSO THE CASE FOR YOU. SO JUST AGAIN WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EMPLOYEES AND OUR PROVIDER PARTNERS DURING THIS PERIOD. ALL RIGHT. SO LAST YEAR THERE WERE THREE PRIMARY POLICY CHANGES THAT AFFECTED HSD AND CONTINUED TO DO SO IN 2020. FIRST THE SEATTLE–SORRY, SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX FUND THAT’S ARE ADDED TO FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS. TWO IS THE INFLATION REASM ADJUSTMENT FOR ALL CONTRACTS AND THREE ARE INVESTMENT IN ADDRESSING PUBLIC HEALTH. SPECIFICALLY WE INVESTED IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AS WELL AS IN CONNECTIONS PROGRAM. SO THESE ARE INVESTMENTS THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF OTHERS THAT ARE ON THE SHIED THAT WILL GO INTO A LITTLE BIT MORE DALE LATER IS A NEW INVESTMENT FOR THE CONSOLIDATED DVSA HOTLINE AS WELL AS AN INVESTMENT SUPPORTING LGBTQ SENIORS THROUGH A SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>THANK YOU. COULD YOU REMIND US WHAT IS PART OF THE $715,000 PER PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR NEW RESOURCES FOR ACCESSING? >>AGAIN, YUP. THAT IS A $500,000 INVESTMENT IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. THAT INVESTMENT IS MADE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KING COUNTY AND IT’S ALSO A $215,000 INVESTMENT INTO THE CRISIS CONNECTIONS PROGRAM. >>CAN I JUMP ON THAT FOR JUST A SECOND? MAYBE YOU CAN GET THROUGH MORE THAN ONE OR TWO LINES WITHOUT A QUESTION BUT WITH CRISIS SECTIONS YOU KNOW MANY OF US ARE HUGE FANS OF ALY FRANKLIN AND THE WORK THAT SHE’S DOING AND LAST YEAR WE PUT IN THE BUDGET 215,000 FOR 2019 AND I BELIEVE IT’S 400 SOMETHING FOR STARTING IN 2020 AND I KNOW THAT THERE WERE SOME CONTRACT EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT MONEY GOT OUT TO CRISIS CONNECTIONS AND IT’S IN ALIGNMENT WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH OUR LOW ACUTE. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT $400,000 WHICH I HOPE MY COLLEAGUES WILL SUPPORT THAT THAT WILL CONTINUE AND THAT THEY CAN HAVE IT IN JANUARY. THE REASON FOR THAT IS THE CRISIS CONNECTIONS IS WORKING WITH A LOT OF OUTSIDE PROVIDERS THEMSELVES AND NEED TO HAVE ASSURANCE THAT THAT MONEY IS THERE AND COMING IN ORDER FOR THEM TO START DOING THE WORK AND SINCE OUR HELP ONE IS GOING TO BE OPERATIONAL IN OCTOBER AND WE NEED ALL OF THIS GOOD WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT MONEY IS TABOOING TO CONTINUE AND FLOW AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO WAIT AGAIN FOR SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS. YOU CAN ANSWER ME LATER. >>THANKS.>>ON THAT FIRST PRIORITIES I SAW OUR OFFICE OF HOUSING FRIENDS WALKING AROUND BUT IN THE $180,000 FOR LGBTQ SENIOR PROGRAMS IT SEEMS LIKE A RELATIVELY SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY. CAN YOU REMIND US DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE HOUSING ASSISTANCE THAT WE WERE TRYING TO TEE UP FOR ASSISTING LGBTQ SENIORS? >>NO, IT’S NOT. THIS IS ALL FOR THE SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM. AND IT’S NOT THE INVESTMENT ON THE HOUSING SUPPORT SITE Q AND I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD JUST WALKED IN AND THIS WAS REALLY SOMETHING YOU PROMOTED JUST WHAT I WAS SAYING. >>GO AHEAD. HIT ME WITH THIS, COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ. >>THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO NOTE ON THOSE TWO ITEMS THE $150,000 FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES TO CONTINUE PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME AND THAT I’VE REALLY APPRECIATED THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOU CHAIR BAGSHAW LAST YEAR TO RESTORE SOME OF THE FUNDING THAT HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN PROPOSED TO BE CUT AND SO I’M HAPPY TO BE IN A POSITION NOW WHERE WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO FUND THOSE SERVICES. OBVIOUSLY THE NEEDS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS IN THIS SPACE IS VERY ACUTE AND I THINK IT IS A NICE COMPLIMENT TO SOME OF THE LEGISLATIVE WINS AND CHANGES THAT WE SOUGHT OUT OF OUR STATE LEGISLATURE IN THIS SPACE AS WELL, PARTICULARLY AROUND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXTENSION FOR PARTICULAR TYPES OF CRIMES FOR EXAMPLE SO REALLY APPRECIATE THAT BEING INCLUDED IN THIS PROPOSED BUDGET AND IN YOUR PRIORITIES. LIKEWISE FOR THE LGBT SENIOR PROGRAMS THAT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COUNCIL MEMBER AND I TO WORK TOGETHER WITH ORGANIZATIONS LIKE JEN PRIDE AND LGBTQ ALLY SHIP AROUND IDENTIFYING SENIOR CENTER SERVICES OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS PARTICULAR DEMOGRAPHIC AND LAST YEAR I BROUGHT A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT HOW WE’RE REALLY THE ONLY CITY WITH SUCH A LARGE LGBT Q POPULATION AND ONE THAT IS CERTAINLY AGING THAT DOESN’T CURRENTLY HAVE THE FULL SPECTRUM AND MENU OF SERVICES AVAILABLE TO LGBT SENIORS SO REALLY APPRECIATE THE ON GOING ATTENTION TO THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. $180,000 ISN’T A LOT BUT IT IS I THINK FOR NOW A MEANINGFUL INVESTMENT TO CONTINUE THAT WORK AND MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE MEETING THE NEEDS OF THAT AGING POPULATION. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>OKAY. PLEASE. >>ALL RIGHT. SO I WANT TO NOW JUST HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF THE 2020 BUDGET ADDITIONS AND. >>SORRY. WE’RE JUST–THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO GET ME UP TO SPEED THAT IT WAS INKER SOL THAT COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD WAS WORKING ON. PLEASE, GO AHEAD. >>SO I WANT TO START IN THE PREPARING YOUTH FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM INVESTMENT AREA AND HIGHLIGHT THE CHANGES TO SYP. SO THE SEATTLE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE $310,000 OF FUNDING TO SUPPORT A NEW SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM. THIS EXPANDS ON THE WELL KNOWN SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. SYEP IS DESIGNED TO ENGAGE 16 TO 24-YEAR-OLDS FACING THE GREATEST BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT. IT HELPS THEM GROW AS COMMUNITY LEADERS AND PREPARE FOR A FUTURE OF WORK AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. YOUNG PEOPLE IN THIS PROGRAM IT SERVES FOLKS WHO ARE AT INCOME BELOW 80% OF THE MEDIAN INCOME IN SEATTLE KING COUNTY. THIS IS A PROGRAM WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE PAID FOR UP TO $300 FOR EACH QUARTER AND WILL EARN AN HOURLY WAGE DURING THEIR SUMMER INTERNSHIP. THE SCHOOL PROGRAM IS REALLY FOCUSED ON PROGRAMMING FROM OCTOBER TO MAY. IT’S ONE ON ONE COACHING, SUPPORT SERVICES. THEY LEARN CRITICAL WORK FORCE SKILLS AND ATTEND CAREER FAIRS AND DISCOVERY DAYS. DURING THE SUMMER, THE PROGRAM OFFERS ESSENTIALLY AS WE KNOW IT THERE’S INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR UP TO 20 HOURS A WEEK FOR SIX WEEKS. THEY ARE PAID INTERNSHIPS WORKING WITH CITY DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS. >>CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THIS? I SEE YOUR GOALS HAVE TO HELP THE YOUTH IN PREEMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT YOUTH PROGRAMS AND THEN YOU TALK ABOUT A YEAR ROUND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM AND 400 AND I HEARD YOU SAY JUST FOR THE SUMMER SO HOW DO THOSE WORK TOGETHER? >>THEY WORK–THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. THEY WORK TOGETHER IN THAT IT IS I THINK A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY LOUNGE PERSON TO HAVE A SUMMER JOB TO BE ABLE TO LEARN CRITICAL SKILLS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO OPERATE AND CONTRIBUTE TO A WORK SPACE. BUT THERE IS LEARNING THAT CAN OCCUR THAT CAN REALLY HELP TO PROVIDE A MORE ROBUST EXPERIENCE DURING THOSE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS THAT CAN HAPPEN ALL YEAR LONG. SO THIS IS THIS ONE ON ONE COACHING AND SUPPORT SERVICES ARE THINGS LIKE LEARNING HOW TO INTERVIEW, LEARNING HOW TO PERFECT A RESUME, LEARNING AND ENGAGING WITH A COACH ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN AND HOW THAT CAN TRANSLATE TO A JOB SO THIS IS TAKING WHAT WAS A ROBUST BUT SHORT PERIOD OF ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AS THEY MAKE THE PROGRAM YEAR ROUND AND OFFER SIMILAR SUPPORT TO THEM WHILE THEY ATTEND SCHOOL. >>EXCELLENT AND BOBBY LEE WAS WITH US THIS MORNING FROM OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BROUGHT THIS UP AGAIN AND THE SYSTEM APPROACH IS SOMETHING THAT ALL OF US ARE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT SO APPRECIATE YOU’RE WORKING WITH THIS. WE KNOW THIS IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS GOOD EDUCATION AND A PATHWAY TO HAVING A GOOD JOB. COUNCIL MEMBER HAS A QUESTION. >>THANK YOU, CHAIR. THE CHART YOU HAVE FOR SYEP, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WILL BE COMES NEXT YEAR FROM THE FUNDING THAT WILL BE ALLOCATED. >>IN 2020. >>IN 2020. WHAT SUPPORT DO YOU HAVE FOR THIS PROCEEDING HERE AND THE REASON I’M ASKING IS THAT AS CHAIR BAGSHAW SAID THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF ENSURING YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A HEALTHY START TO THEIR ADULT LIFE BUT ALSO BECAUSE IN MY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WE’VE ASKED THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT ON ANY SEVERAL TIMES AND UNFORTUNATELY EACH TIME YOU SAID THAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE WAS MAKING THE PROGRAM SO I HAVE ONE E-MAIL FROM MEG WHO IS HERE. I APPRECIATE THAT. IN MAY IN WHICH IT SAYS I’M SORRY WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PRESENT ON THIS. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE ON SOME TWEAKS THE PROGRAM AND WON’T BE READY TO TALK ABOUT IT AND THEN IN JULY AGAIN ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER FROM THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE ADJUSTIE IS WORKING AND NOT READY TO BE PRESENTED AT THE COMMITTEE AT THIS TIME AND I’M JUST CURIOUS WHAT WERE THESE TWEAKS YOU WERE WORKING ON AND WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES? CAN YOU TALK ABOUT LIKE WHAT WE’VE SEEN SO FAR? >>YEAH. I’D BE HAPPY TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION. I DON’T HAVE THE FULL PROGRAM OUTCOMES AT MY FINGERTIPS TODAY BUT HAPPY TO PROVIDE THAT TO YOU. WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TWEEKS TO THE PROGRAM WE’RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT THIS EXPANSION AND THE EXPANSION HAS BEEN DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, OUR FRIENDS AT DEAL AND THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SO WE ARE–WILL BE, YOU KNOW, REALLY LAUNCHING THIS NEW EXPANDED EFFORT IN 2020 WITH THIS PROPOSED FUNDING. >>IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO LOOK AT THE OUTCOMES PROCEEDING WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR NEXT YEAR AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD COORDINATE WITH MY STAFF ON THAT. WE’D BE REALLY CURIOUS TO HEAR ABOUT THAT. >>WILL DO. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. PLEASE PROCEED. >>ALL RIGHT. THE SECOND HIGHLIGHT THAT I WANT TO MAKE INSIDE OF THE PREPARING YOUTH FOR SUCCESS INVESTMENT AREA IS A MOVE OF THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM FROM THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY EDUCATION AND LEARNING. AS A REMINDER, THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS LOW INCOME FIRST GENERATION AND HISTORICALLY UNDER SERVED STUDENTS IN PURSUIT OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND PREPARING THEM FOR A SUCCESSFUL ENTRANCE AND COMPLETION OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HERE PROGRAM STAFF, KAREN, ROBERTA LOPEZ, BRENDA BROOKS AND CHRIS SORRY I JUST BUTCHERED HER NAME. TRUE EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE LIVING THEIR PASSION AT WORK. THESE ARE INCREDIBLY DEDICATED EMPLOYEES WHO MAKE THIS PROGRAM WHAT IT IS. THERE ARE THREE MAIN REASONS THAT WE ARE PROPOSING THAT WE MOVE THIS PROGRAM FROM THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EARLY LEARNING. ONE IS MISSION ALIGNMENT. INCORPORATING UPWARD BOUND INTO DEAL MAKES SENSE GIVEN THE DIRECT GOAL IN THE FAMILIES EDUCATION PRE-SCHOOL AND PROMISE LEVY WHICH DEAL OVER SEAS TO IMPROVE COLLEGE AND JOB READINESS FOR SEATTLE STUDENTS. THERE IS ENERGY. DEAL OVER SEAS THE SEATTLE PROMISE PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS AND TUITION TO SEATTLE STUDENTS AND TO ATTEND SEATTLE COLLEGES FOR TWO YEARS CAN OFFER DIRECT ACCESS FOR UPWARD BOUND STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO THE PROGRAM. AND THEN THIRD OPERATIONAL CROSS DEPARTMENT EFFICIENCIES. DEAL HOLDS THE FORMAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE TWO MAIN HIGH SCHOOLS THAT THIS PROGRAM WORKS WITH ARE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. SORRY. COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ HAS A QUESTION. >>I JUST HAVE A QUICK POINT TO MAKE AS A GRADUATE OF UPPER BOUND, THE FIRST CLASS TO COME OFF THE RESERVATION IN MY JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR AND LOOK WHERE I AM NOW. >>IT REALLY WORKS. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>AND WE SEE IT WORKING EVERY YEAR. CONGRATULATIONS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM. >>>I ALSO JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT DEAL ALSO HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO LEVERAGE DATA SHARING AND EVALUATION TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM. >>GREAT. >>I THINK YOU GOT TO THE END OF A PARAGRAPH. >>ALL RIGHT. SO THE LAST HIGHLIGHT IN THE PREPARING YOUTH FOR SUCCESS INVESTMENT AREA OR PROGRAM AREA IS SUPPORTS THE FAMILY THROUGH THE MOUNT BAKER RESOURCE CENTER. THIS INVESTMENT WOULD PROVIDE ONE TIME FUNDING OF APPROXIMATELY $840,000 TO SUPPORT THE RAMP UP OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS AT THE MOUNT BAKER FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER. SERVICES WILL INCLUDE SYSTEM NAVIGATION, HOUSING SERVICE AND NAVIGATION AS WELL AS CHILD CARE RESOURCES AND REFERRALS, FINANCIAL LITERACY, FAMILY MANAGEMENT, PREVENTATIVE HEALTH EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES. PROGRAMS AT MOUNT BAKER ARE OPERATED BY MERCY HOUSING BUT THERE ARE ALSO PARTNERSHIPS IN PLACE THANKS TO MARY’S PLACE, CHILD CARE RESOURCES, REWA AND THEY WILL BE–THIS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER WILL BE LOCATED AT MERCY’S HOUSING MOUNT BAKER AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILDING. THE CENTER WILL SERVE FAMILIES LIVING AT THE BUILDING AS WELL AS BE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC LIVING IN THE SURROUNDED AREA. ALL RIGHT. SO MOVING TO PROVIDER SUPPORT, THIS YEAR COUNCIL PASSED ORDINANCE 125865 PROVIDED THAT HSD PROVIDE A COST INCREASE WHEN RENEWING OR RENEGOTIATING CONTRACTS THAT ADDRESS ESCALATE LAITION AND COST AND SPECIFYING HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY THE INCREASES. THE ORDINANCE REQUIRED THAT THE INCREASES ALIGN WITH THE APIW WHICH MEASURES COST INCREASES ACROSS SEATTLE. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES FUNDING FOR A 2.6% INFLATIONARY INCREASE ADJUSTMENT FOR ALL CONTRACTS THAT SUPPORT–THIS INCREASE SUPPORTS COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND THEIR STAFF IN THE AMOUNT OF $1.5 MILLION. LAST YEAR–IN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET THE MAYOR PROVIDED A 2% INFLATION REASM INCREASE TO 2019HSD CONTRACTS SUPPORTED BY THE GENERAL FUND AND AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE TO 2020 CONTRACTS. SEATTLE COUNSEL PROVIDED A 2% INFLATION REASM ADJUSTMENT TO 2019HSD CONTRACTS THAT ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY THE GENERAL FUND SO ALL OF OUR GRANT FUNDED CONTRACTS AND THE FUNDING ADDED INCREASES THE 2020 FROM 2% TO 2.6% IN THE AMOUNT OF ROUGHLY $740,000 FOR CONTRACTS SUPPORTED BY THE GENERAL FUND AND FROM 0% TO 2.6% PER CONTRACT SUPPORTED BY THE NON GENERAL FUND SOURCES IN THE AMOUNT OF $825,000. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT AND THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO WORKED SO HARD ON THAT. >>JUST WANT TO CONTINUE THE THANK YOUS FIRST WITH THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT CONTINUE TO COME HERE FROM THE HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDER WORLD. THAT WAS ABOUT A YEAR’S WORTH OF EFFORT JUST WHILE I WAS HERE AND I KNOW O’BRIEN HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS PRIOR ALONG WITH OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS SO THANKS TO THE COUNCIL FOR PASSING THE LEGISLATION SO THAT WE COULD SEE THE INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT REFLECTED IN THIS BUDGET. THANKS FOR INCLUDING IT. I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT UNFORTUNATELY GOT MISS COMMUNICATED LAST YEAR AND REALLY I THINK CAUSED SOME CONFUSION IN TERMS OF THE PRESS COVERAGE AND THE WAY IN WHICH THE DOLLARS WERE INTENDED TO BE USED SO I’M GLAD WE WERE AVOIDING THAT THIS TIME AROUND AND APPRECIATE IT’S IN THERE AND CONTINUOUS FUNDING. OKAY, GOOD. AND LASTLY JUST IS THERE ANY ONE TIME ALLOTMENT INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET? PERHAPS I MISSED IT. MAYBE IT’S THERE TO DO AN ASSESSMENT OF THE HISTORIC UNDER FUND OF PROVIDER WAGES. THAT’S SOMETHING WE TALKED ABOUT IN TANDEM WITH THIS AND I KNOW IT’S A SEPARATE ISSUE TO LOOK AT THE HISTORIC UNDER FUND OF SOME OF THESE CONTRACTS. IS THAT ONE TIME EFFORT INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET? >>IT IS NOT AT THIS TIME, NO. >>OKAY. THANK YOU. >>PLEASE PROCEED. >>OKAY. SO I ALSO WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT YOU’LL SEE IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET SOME CAPITAL AND THERE ARE $3.5 MILLION IN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS IN THE 2020 BUDGET. FIRST I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT LAMBERT HOUSE. LAMBERT HOUSE HAS $500,000 INVESTMENT PROPOSED TO SUPPORT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BUILDING OCCUPIED BY THE NON PROFIT LAMBERT HOUSE. THIS FUNDING WOULD SUPPORT LAMBERT HOUSE’S EFFORTS TO ACQUIRE AND RENOVATE THE BUILDING THAT IT CURRENTLY OPERATES IN. SECOND, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT TWO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT INVESTMENTS. THERE ARE TWO PROJECTS FOR WHICH WE’RE PROPOSING USING ONE TIME CITY AND FEDERAL GRANT RESOURCES SPECIFICALLY CD BG OR THESE FUNDS SPECIFIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES WHICH BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH LOW AND MODERATE INCOMES. THE FIRST $1 MILLION PROPOSED FOR A HEALTH CLINIC DEVELOPED BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES AS PART OF A PROGRAM OF ALL INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY. FOR THE ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY. THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF THE PACIFIC HOSPITAL NORTH LOT DEVELOPMENT. THE SECOND CD BG INVESTMENT IS A $1 MILLION INVESTMENT TOWARDS THE SEATTLE HOUSING AUTHORITY. THESE ARE UPGRADES SPECIFICALLY INVOLVED IN REPLACING OF FIRE PANELS ACROSS SHA’S PORTFOLIO OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND WILL ALLOCATE AGAIN A $1 MILLION CAPITAL INVESTMENT TO DO THAT WORK. THE LAST CAPITAL INVESTMENT THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU TODAY IS FOR CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB. THIS IS A $1 MILLION INVESTMENT TO SUPPORT A SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD HEALTH CLINIC AT CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB FACILITY. THIS FUNDING WOULD BE USED TO CONSTRUCT THE SHELL AND CORE OF A PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CLINIC IN A BUILDING ALSO CONTAINING HOUSING FOR PEOPLE FORMALLY EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND ALSO WILL PROVIDE SOCIAL SERVICES. >>GREAT. CAN I JUMP IN THERE? OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE COLLEEN WHO WANTS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GREAT WORK THAT’S BEEN GOING ON AND I BELIEVE SHE’S GOING TO BE BREAKING GROUND AT THE CENTER AND IS GOING TO BE CALLED THE AL CENTER IN EARLY JANUARY IS MY UNDERSTANDING. AND I JUST HEARD FROM DANIEL MALONE LAST WEEK FROM DESC THAT THEY SIMILARLY HAVE A PROJECT GOING DOWN ON RAINER AND PLUM WHERE THERE’S GOING TO BE A COUPLE HUNDRED VERY LOW INCOME UNITS ON TOP OF A CLINIC AND THAT THEY’VE DONE- -THEY’RE UNDER WAY FOR THE CAPITAL PROJECT BUT THAT THEY WERE WORKING WITH HARBOR VIEW HOSPITAL TO GET SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE CLINIC. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT AND IS ANY SUPPORT COMING TO THAT PROJECT FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT? >>YEAH. WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK. OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD IT’S NOT FAMILIAR BUT. >>IT WASN’T FAMILIAR TO ME UNTIL TWO WEEKS AGO SO I DIDN’T KNOW IF IT WAS SOMETHING NEW OR IF I HAD JUST LOST TRACK OF THAT ONE. >>WE CAN DEFINITELY MAKE SURE TO LOOK AND I KNOW THAT ON OCTOBER 2 WE’RE REALLY FOAG TO BE DIVING DEEPLY INTO HOMELESSNESS AND MUCH MORE DETAILED AND HOMELESS HOUSING BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY LOOK INTO THIS. >>THAT’S GREAT. THANK YOU BECAUSE THAT’S EXACTLY WHERE ANOTHER PLACE WHERE WE NEED MORE CLINICS AND THIS IS GOING TO BE WALK IN ALSO SERVING THE PEOPLE WHO ARE UP ABOVE AND AS WE ARE WORKING ON OUR HEALTH ONE INITIATIVE HAVING MORE PLACES TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PEOPLE AND TO GET GOOD SERVICES IS GOING TO HELP OUR SYSTEM EFFORT. THANKS JASON. OKAY. >>SO I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB AND SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD CLINIC WILL SERVE ABOUT 1200 PARTICIPANTS EACH YEAR FROM KING COUNTY’S NATIVE COMMUNITY AND IS PROJECTED TO HAVE AN EXAM ROOM, PROCEDURE ROOM, TRADITIONAL HEALING SPACE, TALKING ROOM, BLOOD DRAW ROOM, PHARMACY AND STAFF OFFICES FOR 10 TO 15 CLINICIANS SO IT SHOULD BE AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AND MUCH NEEDED SPACE AND WE’RE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT. ALL RIGHT. SO NEXT I WANTED TO SWITCH OVER TO THE INVESTMENT PROGRAM AREA SUPPORTING LIVEABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY. IN THIS BUDGET YOU’LL SEE INCLUDED TWO POSITIONS TO PLAN FOR AND SUPPORT THE SEATTLE–. , S FOR SEATTLE. THAT’S A BAD HABIT. SWEETEN BEVERAGE TAX INVESTMENT FOR PROGRAMS ACROSS HSD. AND WE’LL COORDINATE WITH OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS. CURRENTLY THE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED $5 MILLION TO ENSURE WE’RE GOOD STEWARTS OF THE FUNDS. IN ADDITION WOULD RECEIVE 825,000 STRUGGLING WITH FOOD INSECURITY. RECEIVED MORE THAN $8 MILLION IN FUNDING REQUESTS FOR JUST OVER $4 MILLION IN REQUESTED AND WHAT WE WERE ORIGINALLY ABLE TO AWARD THROUGH THAT RFP. ALL RIGHT. SO THE NEXT ITEM I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IS REALLY THE CONSOLIDATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE. YOU’LL SEE THAT THAT IS A HOTLINE AIMED TO PROVIDE 24 HOUR SUPPORT TO PEOPLE EXPERIENCING COMMERCES VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL ASSAULT. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS IN PLACE IN OUR SYSTEM BUT RIGHT NOW EACH AGENCY EACH SHELTER EACH PROGRAM SORT OF HAS THEIR OWN WAY OF HAVING PEOPLE CONNECT WITH THEM AND A WAY BY WHICH THEY PROVIDE IN TAKE. THIS CONSOLIDATES ALL OF THOSE EFFORTS INTO ONE PHONE CALL–ONE PHONE LINE AND ENSURES THAT THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE WHEN PEOPLE NEED IT. TYPICALLY PHONE LINES AT AGENCIES MAY BE OPEN FOR A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME BUT THIS ENSURES THAT THERE IS SOMEONE TO TAKE THAT CALL WHEN IT NEEDS IT AND EXCITED TO SEE THIS INVESTMENT IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET. >>GREAT AND IF I CAN JUST ADD TO THAT I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO YOU AND THE MAYOR FOR THIS. WE LEARNED ABOUT IT AGAIN LAST WEEK AND AT THAT POINT I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND WE APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT PREBZ FROM THE EXPWOALINGS WERE EXPLAINING WHAT THIS WAS SO WE ARE BEGINNING TO GET THAT SYSTEM WORKING TOGETHER. >>EXACTLY RIGHT. >>YES PLEASE. >>THANK YOU. THIS WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF MY AREAS OF PRIORITY AS WELL. WE ACTUALLY HEARD THIS ISSUE AND HAD A LUNCH OPPORTUNITY THAT WE DID JOINTLY WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBER’S OFFICE WHERE WE HAD SEVERAL OF THE SERVICE PROVIDERS COME IN WHO WORK IN THE SPACE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS AND THIS WAS ONE OF THE PRIORITIES AND SORT OF GAPS IN THE SYSTEM THAT THEY IDENTIFIED AS NEEDING SOME ASSISTANCE AND I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR EFFORT BECAUSE IT’S A COUNTY WIDE EFFORT SO IT’S NOT AN EXAMPLE OF THE CITY JUST GOING AT IT ALONE. IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PEOPLE MOVE AROUND THE COUNTY. THEY COULD BE RESIDENTS HERE BUT EXPERIENCING VIOLENCE OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THIS IS A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PARTNER WITH KING COUNTY AND OTHER AGENCIES AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT KING COUNTY IS ACTUALLY GOING TO PROVIDE ABOUT $1.2 MILLION. >>THAT’S CORRECT. >>THE OTHER PORTION OF THE FUNDING SO IT’S A BANG FOR OUR I COULD NOT CARE TO EFFECTIVELY BUY INTO THIS REGIONAL SYSTEM THAT WILL REALLY MAKE IT MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND EASE HEASM ACCESSIBLE AND UNDERSTANDABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING CRISIS OR VIOLENCE IN THE MOMENT TO REALLY BE ABLE TO TAP INTO ONE SINGLE NUMBER AND NOT HAVE TO OWN THE BURDEN OF FIGURING OUT WHERE THEY HAVE TO GO. WE ALSO HAVE HEARD FROM THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO WAS PART OF THAT PRESENTATION AND OPPORTUNITY IN MY COMMITTEE IN OUR JOINT COMMITTEE A COUPLE MONTHS–TWO OR THREE MONTHS AGO WHO SAID THAT FOR IT’S ALSO GOING TO BE A RELIEF FOR THEM TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS 24 HOUR HOTLINE. A LOT OF FOLKS JUST DON’T KNOW THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS ACTUALLY WALK AROUND AS REQUIRED BY LAW WITH THE SHEET OF A DOZEN I THINK DIFFERENT PLACES PEOPLE CAN CALL AND SO THEY JUST HAND THAT TO FOLKS AND THAT HAS FELT VERY UNSATISFY TO POLICE OFFICERS IN TERMS OF FEELING LIKE THEY’RE NOT REALLY MEANINGFULLY GIVING INFORMATION TO SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SO I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF BENEFIT THAT WE’RE GETTING HERE FOR $375,000. REALLY APPRECIATE THIS BEING INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET. >>EXCELLENT. ME TOO. COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD. >>AS IT RELATES TO BOTH OF THE ITEMS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED AS THE LEGISLATIVE POLICY FRAMEWORK AS WELL AS THE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR 2020 I’M WONDERING WHERE THE INCREASED EXPANSION FOR THE LEAD PROGRAM IS LOCATED? >>YEAH. SO WE’RE GOING TO GO MORE DEEPLY INTO LEAD ON WEDNESDAY THE SECOND. I BELIEVE WHAT IS SCHEDULED IS A MORNING DISCUSSION ABOUT OUR EFFORTS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS WHICH CURRENTLY LEAD IS IN THAT PROGRAM A, THE ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS PROGRAM AREA. >>WE KNOW THAT LEAD IS NOT A HOMELESSNESS PROGRAM. >>AND I BELIEVE IN THE AFTERNOON THAT THERE IS TO BE A LEAD SPECIFIC DISCUSSION WITH THE DEPARTMENT MAYOR’S OFFICE AND OTHERS INCLUDING LEAD. >>AGAIN AS I WAS SAYING WE UNDERSTAND THAT LEAD IS NOT A HOMELESSNESS PROGRAM AND SHOULD NOT HAVE THE SAME OUTCOMES AND MEASURES AS OUR PROGRAMS DO BECAUSE THEY SERVE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT HOMELESS. >>SO CAN I ASK ALLISON ABOUT THE TIMING. >>WEDNESDAY IS MORE OF A CROSS CUTTING DAY SO THE MORNING SPECIFICALLY WILL BE ALL HOMELESSNESS. THE AFTERNOON WILL BE ADDITIONAL THAT HAVEN’T FOUND SO LEAD WILL HAVE TWO PANELS A COMMUNITY PANEL AND DEPARTMENT LED PANEL AND AFTER THAT WE’LL GO INTO. >>LOVE IT. THANK YOU. >>THAT’S WHERE WE’RE GOING. WE ALL SPHOCH IT’S NOT A HOMELESSNESS PROBLEM. >>IS IT 2:00? >>2:00 WE’LL BE LEADING. >>GREAT. AND WE’VE ASKED THE KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY TO JOIN US AND PLUS ONE OF OUR NEWEST GENIUS GRANT RECIPIENTS TO JOIN US. SORRY. GO AHEAD, JASON. >>ALL RIGHT. NEXT SLIDE JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE OVERALL BUDGET SO THIS IS THE TOTAL BUDGET. YOU CAN SEE THERE’S A SLIGHT INCREASE OVER THE 2019 BUDGET AND ONE THING THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IS THAT YOU’LL SEE AN FTE NUMBER REALLY JUMPED UP IN 2019 AS WE WELCOMED THE NAVIGATION TEAM TO THE DEPARTMENT AND WITH 2020 BUDGET WE ARE PROPOSING A NET INCREASE ADDITION OF JUST TWO POSITIONS. THIS IS A NET INCREASE OF A HANDFUL OF POSITIONS THAT WILL BE ADDED BUT ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES THE POSITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH UPWARD BOUND THAT WILL LEAVE THE DEPARTMENT AND MOVE TO DEAL.>>COULD YOU GO BACK ONE? >>SURE. >>WHERE WOULD WE SEE THAT INCREASE REFLECTED? >>SO I WAS JUST ACKNOWLEDGING THAT IN 2019 THERE WAS A PRETTY SIZEABLE INCREASE IN THE LEVEL OF STAFFING THAT WE GOT TO THE DEPARTMENT SO YOU’LL SEE A LINE OF EMPLOYMENT FTES AND THE NET CHANGE. THAT CHANGE REALLY WAS THE NAVIGATION TEAM COMING FROM FAS OVER TO THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. I WOULD SAY IT’S NOT–THE NAVIGATION TEAM IS NOT 16 POSITIONS. THERE WERE OTHERS THERE BUT I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IN 2019 THE BULK OF THE NUMBER THAT WE RECEIVED IN 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET WAS BRINGING THAT TEAM OVER. >>OKAY. IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECT THE BIG DEBATE WAS WHETHER OR NOT TO INCREASE BY 7 OR 9FTES. ULTIMATELY NINE GOT INCLUDED IN THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET SO THAT’S THE BULK, NINE OUT OF 16.5 I GUESS MY QUESTION IS ARE THESE TWO NEW FTES PROPOSED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE NAFN GAITION TEAM OR ARE YOU PROVIDING THAT FOR CONTEXT? >>THEY ARE NOT. I WAS JUST PROVIDING THAT FOR CONTEXT, NO. THERE IS NOT A PROPOSED EXPANSION IN THE 2020 BUDGET. AGAIN WE CAN DIVE INTO THAT MORE DEEPLY ON THE SECOND. >>OKAY. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. PLEASE CONTINUE.>>ALL RIGHT. SO HERE WE HAVE A FULL BUDGET FOR THE PROGRAMS THAT I JUST WENT THROUGH. THESE INCLUDE WHAT IS IN THE BASE BUDGET ADOPTED IN 2019 AND UPDATED IN THE 2020 BUDGET PROPOSED IN FRONT OF YOU AND THE CHANGES ARE NOTED. FOR THE HOTLINE IT WAS NOT IN THE BASE WHICH IS WHY IT’S SHOWING 100% INCREASE. THE GENERAL FUND AND SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX FUNDING WAS SWAMPED IN THE 2020 BUDGET WHICH REDUCED THE TOTAL HSD, SBT FUNDING BY $1.95 MILLION. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ALSO ADDS $1.125 MILLION OF THE BUDGET AND THAT RESULTING IS A REDUCTION IN SPT FUNDING BY 13% SO I THOUGHT THAT WOULD JUST CALL THAT OUT SINCE IT SORT OF JUMPS OUT ON THE SLIDE. THIS HOWEVER DOES NOT REDUCE ANY OF THE SERVICES AS A WHOLE. AND THE FUNDING IS STILL ACCOUNTED FOR JUST REALLOCATED AWAY FROM THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX. >>OKAY. THANK YOU. QUESTIONS? NOPE.>>ALL RIGHT. WITH MY LAST SLIDE I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AGENT DISABILITY SERVICES DIVISION. THEY SERVE ABOUT 12,000 PEOPLE COUNTY WIDE EVERY MONTH WHO ARE 18 YEARS AND OLDER LIVING WITH A DISABILITY. THEY PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT AND FOR MANY PEOPLE CRITICALLY VITAL HEALTH SERVICES IF NOT FOR OUR CASE WORKERS MANY OF THE PEOPLE WOULD FALL INTO HOMELESSNESS OR HAVE TO LIVE IN EXPENSIVE INSTITUTIONS. THIS BUDGET SHOWS THE INCREASE OF PROGRAMS THAT ARE RECEIVING FROM THREE FEDERAL SOURCES AND IT REALLY SPEAKS TO THE INCREDIBLE WORK THAT THIS TEAM DOES BOTH IN THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES BUT ALSO IN THE–IN THEIR CONSISTENT ADVOCACY AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL SO I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THERE ARE INCREASES IN THESE THREE FEDERAL GRANTS AND THAT THIS IS–THESE GRANTS ARE RESTRICTED SO THIS IS MONEY THAT REALLY IS THERE TO SUPPORT THE AAA AND CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM THAT EXISTS WITHIN THE ADS DIVISION. >>WHAT IS THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT MONEY GOING TOWARDS? >>YES, SO THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT IS FUNDING THAT PROVIDES A VARIETY OF SUPPORT FOR SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS AND SPECIFICALLY THE INCREASE THAT WE HAVE FOR 2020 IS FOR SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES SUCH AS CASE MANAGEMENT OR COMMUNITY LIVING CONNECTIONS AND ALSO FOR HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS. >>THANK YOU.>>OKAY. THOSE ARE MY PREPARED SLIDES. >>ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? >>OPEN TO ANY OTHER QUESTIONS. >>WERE YOU REACHING FOR YOUR MICROPHONE? >>NO, NO. >>ANYBODY ELSE DOWN HERE? THANKS AGAIN FOR WHAT YOU ARE DONE ON ALL DISABILITIES. OF COURSE YOU CAN. >>I’M SORRY. >>LET ME JUST FINISH MY THANK YOU. >>YES, PLEASE. >>WE’VE REALLY MADE PROGRESS ON THAT AS SEATTLE HAS BECOME AN AGE FRIENDLY CITY WHEN I’M HAPPY IS EVEN THOUGH I’VE BEEN BEATING THIS DRUM FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS SO PEOPLE ARE KIND OF TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT IT I THINK WHAT IT’S DONE IS JUST INCREASED AWARENESS AMONG THE DEPARTMENTS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS AND IT’S NOT JUST FOR SENIORS. WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE THE CITY A PLACE WHERE MAYBE APP OVER USED METAPHOR THAT EVERYBODY CAN USE THE SIDEWALKS WHETHER YOU’RE SOMEBODY THAT HAS A WALKING DISABILITY, WHETHER YOU ARE ENJOYING LEARNING HOW TO RIDE YOUR SCOOTER IF YOU ARE SEVEN YEARS OLD, WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE IT’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I APPRECIATE IT. >>THANK YOU. THANKS FOR BEING AN AGE FRIENDLY CHAMPION. APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP. >>THANK YOU. IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S THE LAST QUESTION. >>THANK YOU AND FOR FOLKS WHO NEED A LITTLE HELP WALKING AROUND WE APPRECIATE YOUR ADVOCACY ON A WALKABLE ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY. JUST BECAUSE YOUR PRESENTATION WAS RELATIVELY SHORT I HAD A QUICK FOLLOW UP ON THE NORTH LOT THE PDA NORTH LOT. DO YOU KNOW IF THE FUNDING THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS THERE THAT WE HAVE SORT OF FULFILLED THE AMOUNT THAT THE CITY WAS ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE? I KNOW IT’S A MULTI PARTNER EFFORT TO TRY TO GET AFFORDABLE HOUSING CLINICS SENIOR HOUSING UP ON THE NORTH PLAT FOR THE PDA THERE? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT THEY’VE ASKED FOR THAT WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FULFILL? >>THERE IS. THAT’S POTENTIALLY ONE OF OUR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND I’M GOING TO STOP THERE. >>OKAY. >>SO MAYBE MORE TO COME? >>YES. >>GOOD. >>I APPRECIATE THAT BECAUSE I FLAG THAT AS YOU WENT BY TALKING ABOUT WHAT THAT NORTH LOT COULD BE USED FOR SO WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. ONE LAST QUESTION AND I WANT TO GIVE ALLISON MCCLAIN KUDOS ON THIS. FIVE YEARS AGO WE MOVED THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM FROM I THINK SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND SEATTLE CITY LIGHT OVER TO HSD AND I THINK THERE WAS A GOAL THAT WAS TO BE ACHIEVED MOVING FROM LIKE 14,000 TO 34,000 PARTICIPANTS. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHETHER WE’VE MET THAT? >>WE’RE CLOSE. >>WE’RE CLOSE? >>YEAH. AND I ALWAYS LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM AND WOULD YOU KNOW APPRECIATE ALWAYS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO COUNCIL AND HIGHLIGHT THAT PROGRAM AND THE WORK THAT TEAM IS DOING BUT WE’RE VERY CLOSE TO ACHIEVING THAT 34,000 GOAL AND IT’S AN INCREDIBLE EFFORT. I MEAN, I STARTED AT THE DEPARTMENT SIX YEARS AGO AND STARTED WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THAT PROGRAM. MAYBE FIVE YEARS AGO AND THAT WAS IT SEEMED INCREDIBLY AMBITIOUS TO EVEN DOUBLE THAT NUMBER. BUT THE TEAM AT THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM OUR PARTNERS, OUR FUNDERS AT THE UTILITIES IT’S BEEN AN INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP AND I’VE JUST, YOU KNOW IT’S THRILLING TO SEE THAT SO MANY ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN SIGNED UP AND ARE NOTCH USING THE DISCOUNT PROGRAM. >>AND AGAIN AS PART OF THE SYSTEMS AND I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING ANOTHER DRUM I KEEP BANGING HERE BUT ARE WE WORKING WITH METRO SO THAT IT’S A ONE STOP SHOP SO SOMEBODY THAT’S ELIGIBLE TO GET A LOW INCOME PASS OR TO ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT CAME UP IN YOUR COMMITTEE THIS WEEK WHERE SOME PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME SENIORS AND OTHERS PEOPLE HAVE TO APPLY FOR IT BUT TO THE SENTENCE THAT WE CAN MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S HOPE FOR THE FUTURE BUT I’D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT THE PLAINNESSES ARE. >>YEAH. I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF HOPE. I THINK WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON AN AFFORDABILITY PORTAL WHERE INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED CERTAIN QUALIFICATIONS CAN ACCESS WHATEVER PROGRAMS THEY QUALIFY FOR. THE UDP TEAM DOES A LOT OF WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THEY’RE ENGAGING WITH SOMEONE IN PERSON ON THE PHONE ONLINE THAT THAT INDIVIDUAL KNOWS WHAT IS AVAILABLE AT THE CITY AND ELSEWHERE SO THEY SPEND A LOT OF TIME ENGAGING WITH INDIVIDUALS SO THAT THEY CAN GET THEM ON AS MANY OF THE DISCOUNT PROGRAMS AS POSSIBLE ALL WITH THE GOAL OF KEEPING AFFORDABLE–KEEPING SEATTLE AFFORDABLE FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS. >>GREAT. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MADAME CHAIR AND YOU’RE RIGHT. I THINK WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN OUR COMMITTEE WAS THE DESIRE TO MAKE SURE MORE PEOPLE GOT ACCESS TO THE UDP CUSTOMER SERVICE INDIVIDUALS I UNDERSTAND ARE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE SO I AGREE WITH YOU. THE THING THAT I’M HEARING FROM TOUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS MANY OF WHOM ARE CONTRACTING WITH HSD IS THEY CAN’T GET THROUGH THE LINE BECAUSE IT’S SO BUSY AND THEY’RE BEING TOLD CAN YOU CALL BACK LATER OR THEY’RE SITTING ON HOLD FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’VE BEEN FLAGGING IN OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH SEATTLE CITY LIGHT AND COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD AS WELL FOR THE CONVERSATION AROUND SPU SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A WARM HAND OFF LINE FOR OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO ARE TRYING TO FIND ASSISTANCE FOR FOLKS. I CAN IMAGINE IT WOULD BE A HUGE COST SAVINGS TO THOSE COMMUNITY PARTNERS LIKE SOLID GROUND FOR EXAMPLE WHO SAID WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEONE IN THEIR OFFICE AND THEY’RE SPENDING 45 MINUTES OF AN HOUR LONG CONVERSATION WITH A FAMILY WAITING ON HOLD THAT’S A HUGE WASTE OF RESOURCES FOR THEM. THE PARTNER TO HSD AND THE FAMILY WHO HAS VERY LIMITED TIME DO WE HAVE ANYTHING THAT WE COULD BUILD OFF OF THAT WOULD BE A WARM HAND OFF SO THAT PEOPLE HAD A DIRECT LINE IF THEY WERE HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDER? I’LL GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE. WHEN I WAS AT THE EXCHANGE BOARD WE DID THIS VERY THING FOR THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE HAD CONTRACTED WITH TO BE THE OUT REACH ENTITIES TO GET FOLKS ENROLLED IN APPLE HEALTH. THOSE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS HAVE THE TRUST, RIGHT? BUT THEY WERE BEING TOLD TO CALL THE 1800 NUMBER SITTING ON HOLD FOR AN HOUR OR TWO TRYING TO GET FOLKS ENINVOLVED SO IMMEDIATELY SOMEONE PICKED UP BECAUSE THEY WERE ALREADY OUR CONTRACTED PROVIDER. DO WE HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND IF NOT CAN WE SET SOMETHING LIKE THAT UP FOR UDP SPECIFICALLY? >>YEAH THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY. I THINK WE’RE ALWAYS WORKING TO MAKE HOLD TIMES SHORTER. WE’RE ALSO WORKING PRIMARILY WITH OUR UTILITY PARTNERS SO THAT FOLKS CAN GET YOU KNOW SIGNED UP RIGHT AWAY WITHOUT HAVING TO SORT OF YOU KNOW MAKE AN EXTRA CALL OR ACCESS AN APPLICATION PROCESS IN A DIFFERENT WAY. SO THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY. >>I THINK IT STRIKES ME THAT IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO THAT WOULD NOT BE A GIANT INVESTMENT BUT WOULD REALLY MAKE THINGS A LOT EASIER LIKE IF YOU EVER CALLED YOUR PHYSICIANS OFFICE PUSH 2 IF YOU ARE A PHYSICIAN. IF YOU ARE NOT A PHYSICIAN WE ARE GOING TO THROW YOU OFF THE SYSTEM. BUT ANYWAY SOMETHING THAT COULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE WOULD BE GREAT. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU JASON. IT’S REALLY GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE. EXCELLENT. WELL WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ONTO OUR OFFICE OF HOUSING AND OUR BRAND NEW DIRECTOR EMILY AL VAD O IS GOING TO BE JOINING US AND I BELIEVE TRACY IS GOING TO BE BACK.>>ARE YOU DOING THIS SOLO, EMILY? >>I’M GOING TO DO IT ALL. >>WE KNOW YOU CAN DO IT ALL. SO I’VE ALREADY INTRODUCED YOU EMILY. >>GO AHEAD. >>DO YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING? >>SURE. A WILL TRY TO NOT GUSH OVER OUR NEW OFFICE OF HOUSING DIRECTOR. YOU ALL HEARD ME DO THAT EARLIER THIS WEEK. YOU KNOW, THANKS TO EMILY ALVARADO FOR STEPPING UP TO WANT TO BE DIRECTOR FOR NOW SERVING AS DIRECTOR FOR OFFICIALLY THREE DAYS AND SERVING AS INTERIM DIRECTOR. AS YOU’VE HEARD ME TALK ABOUT BEFORE SHE AND HER TEAM HAVE BROUGHT TO THE CONVERSATION AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE EVERY SINGLE POSSIBLE DOLLAR THAT EXISTS WHETHER IT’S STATE, COUNTY, FEDERAL DOLLARS, PRIVATE LEVERAGE THAT WE HAVE INFOBLOX INCENTIVE DOLLARS AND I KNOW WE’RE DOING AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN WITH LIMITED FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. I PUT THIS IN THE CONTEXT OF A LARGER DISCUSSION WE’VE BEEN HAVING OVER THE LADZ FEW DAYS ABOUT THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND GLOBAL WARMING AND EARLIER THIS WEEK AS YOU KNOW WE HEARD FROM NAOMI KLEIN WHO UNDER SCORED HOW THIS REGION OF THE WORLD IS GOING TO BE A MODERATE TEMPERATURE RELATIVE COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES IN THE COUNTRY DUE TO INCREASED SEA LEVELS, FLOODING, DROUGHT, DEFORESTATION. WE HAVE A HUGE INFLUX OF PEOPLE MOVING HERE RIGHT NOW 1,000 PEOPLE A WEEK TO THIS REGION AND IT’S ONLY GOING TO INCREASE. WE HAVE A HOUSING CRISIS AS IT CURRENTLY STANDING MANIFESTING ITSELF AND PEOPLE HAVING TO COMMUTE FARTHER AND FARTHER INTO THE CITY MANIFESTING ITSELF IN HOMELESSNESS THAT WE TALK ABOUT AGAIN NEXT WEEK. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING IS HOW WE CAN DO EVEN MORE WITH THE LIMITED DOLLARS THAT WE HAVE AND RECOGNIZE THAT THE TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMIC APPROACH TO BUILDING MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING OR EVEN UPPER MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING IS NOT GOING TO NECESSARILY SOLVE OUR CRISIS OF THE LACK OF SUPPLY AND SO SOME OF THE TLAIB I’M HOPING THAT WE’LL BE ABLE TO PULL OUT FROM YOUR PRESENTATION TODAY IS THE SPECIFIC INVESTMENTS IN 0 TO 30% MEDIAN INCOME HOUSING HOW WE’RE CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE FOLKS SO THAT PEOPLE DON’T FALL INTO HOMELESSNESS AND HELP STABLIZE PEOPLE AND OF COURSE AS YOU’VE HEARD THIS COUNSEL SAY BEFORE WE DO RECOGNIZE THAT WHEN WE CREATE MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING IT IS GOOD FOR THE WORK FORCE OUT THERE SO THAT PEOPLE AREN’T RENTING UNITS THAT ARE ACTUALLY DISPRAISING THE LOWER RAGE WORKERS BUT I APPRECIATE THAT YOU’VE SAID BEFORE AS WELL MADAME CHAIR WE DON’T WANT TO APPLY A TRICKLE DOWN APPROACH TO HOUSING WHEN WE KNOW THE BIGGEST NEED IS 0 TO 30 SO LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR PREPARATION AND RECOGNIZING YOU’VE BEEN INTERIM AND THEN THIS IS DAY THREE OR FOUR IN YOUR OFFICIAL ROLE. WE DO APPRECIATE THAT A LOT OF THIS CONVERSATION HAS TAKEN PLACE OVER THE TRANSITION TIME AT OH AND JUST WANT TO THANK YOU THANK YOUR TEAM FOR WORKING WITH THE COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO LEVERAGE FUNDING BUT THOSE WILL BE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THE COUNCIL WILL BE INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT. >>JUST TO REMIND COUNCIL MEMBERS YOU WILL HEAR TODAY ABOUT WHAT IS SITTING IN THE HOUSING BUDGET. IT’S A BIG YEAR IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED HOUSING. THERE IS ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE LONGER TERM. $41 MILLION IN FINANCE GENERAL SUBJECT TO A SPENDING PLAN IN COUNSEL IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020 AND $15 MILLION FOR SIGN ACQUISITION IN THE HOURS OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT USED FOR PDA PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE HOUSING AND ACQUISITION AGAIN THIS IS THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL AND GOES WITHOUT SAYING THE COUNCIL HAS THE ABILITY TO LOOK AT PROPOSALS AND MAKE THEIR DECISIONS ABOUT THAT. >>THANK YOU. >>I’M PLEASED TO PRESENT THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET FOR THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. THERE WAS CERTAINLY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CITY AND STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION IN THE LAST YEAR THAT HAS REALLY DIRECTED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HOUSING. ONCE IN A LIFE TIME DISPOSITION OF MERCER PROPERTIES IS DRIVING SOME SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL FOR PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP WHICH I’LL SUBPOENAING MORE ABOUT. THE STATE LEGISLATURE PASSED A BILL HB1219 WHICH PROVIDED LOCAL JURISDICTIONS WITH THE FLEXIBILITY TO USE REAL ESTATE TAX RETWO FOR THE PURPOSE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND A REALLY EXCITING OUTCOME OF THAT IS THAT IT WILL MAKE $25 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR THIS FOR RENTAL HOUSING. THE STATE BILL HB1406 WHICH PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL JURISDICTIONS TO WITHHOLD A PORTION OF THE SALES TAX TO INVEST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAS PASSED AT THE STATE AND THEN IMPLEMENTED LOCALLY WITH THE MAYOR’S SUPPORT AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA AND ALL OF YOU AND THAT WILL HELP PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR EXTREMELY LOW INCOME HOUSING BOTH THE CAPITAL AND ENSURING THAT WE’RE ABLE TO OPERATE THAT HOUSING AS WELL. AND THEN THE RECENT TAX ON HEATING OIL PROVIDERS WILL HELP TO PROVIDE SOME OPPORTUNITY TO CONVERT FROM OIL TO ELECTRIC HEAT FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. THE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR 2020 I THINK COMPLIMENT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN TALKING ABOUT. OBVIOUSLY A CORE FOCUS FOR OUR OFFICE IS TO CONTINUE TO ADVANCE DOES THAT AND IN A FEW WAYS ONE THROUGH GROWING RESOURCES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUT ALSO THROUGH TARGETING OUR INVESTMENTS AND LOOKING AT THE POPULATION SURGE AND LOCATIONS OF THE INVESTMENTS AND HOW WE HONE OUR PROGRAMS AND POLICIES OF OUR INVESTMENTS TO SERVE THOSE WITH THE GREATEST NEEDS AND WHO HAVE BEEN MARGINALIZED. ADDITIONAL STRATEGIC PRIORITY IS TO INVEST IN RENTAL AND OWNERSHIP HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. I REALLY WANT TO PAUSE ON THIS ONE WHICH IS THAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE WHAT THE LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY FRAMEWORK DID WAS ABOVE ALL IT DROVE THE VAST MAJORITY OF NEW RESOURCES TO SUPPORT LOWER INCOME RENTAL HOUSING SO THE BULK OF THE ADS FOR THIS BUDGET ARE REALLY TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING AT 60% AMI AND BELOW. MOST OF YOU ALL KNOW THAT WE INVEST THAT THROUGH OUR ANNUAL AND SO BECAUSE OF THE MAYOR’S BUDGET THE ANNUAL NOFA WHICH HAD BEEN PUBLISHED AT $45 MILLION WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE INVESTMENTS OF $90 MILLION. SO THAT’S A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION AND I WANTED TO SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO YOUR POINT ABOUT EXTREMELY LOW INCOME HOUSING SO THOUGH THE NOFA WE WILL SUPPORT HOUSING AT 60% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME AND BELOW. THERE ARE TWO WAYS THAT WE CAN REALLY ACHIEVE ELI EXTREMELY LOW INCOME HOUSING AT 30% AMI AND BELOW. THE FIRST ONE IS TO SUPPORT EXTREMELY LOW INCOME HOUSING BUILDINGS ALONE. OFTEN THOSE ARE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING WITH THE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE AND SERVICES NEEDS OR IN WHOLE SINGLE STANDING EXTREMELY LOW INCOME BUILDINGS THAT MAY SERVE A SENIOR POPULATION FOR EXAMPLE. THE OTHER WAY WE ACHIEVE 30% AMI HOUSING IS THROUGH BOUGHT UNITS IN 60% AMI BUILDINGS. SO THESE ARE EXTREMELY LOW INCOME UNITS IN MIXED INCOME AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENTS AND THROUGH THE NOFA WHEN MONEY IS TARGETED AT 60% AMI, WHAT WE’RE ABLE TO DO IS FUND BUILDINGS THAT SERVE A RANGE OF HOUSEHOLDS AND BY VIRTUE OF DOING THAT SOMETIMES WE’RE ABLE TO SERVE PEOPLE WITH LIGHTER SERVICE NEEDS. SO FOR EXAMPLE IN OUR LAST NOFA WE FUNDED 1429 UNITS AT 60% AMI AND BELOW ALMOST 400 OF THOSE WERE SERVING EXTREMELY LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. SOME WERE IN 30% AMI BUILDINGS AND SOME WERE IN MIXED INCOME BUILDINGS. SO THE RESOURCES THAT WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT HELPED TO DO BOTH OF THOSE THINGS. WE’LL CONTINUE TO INVEST AND SUPPORT STRATEGIC PRIORITY AROUND ADDRESSING DISPLACEMENT. I THINK SOME OF THE AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP STRATEGIES WE TALK MORE ABOUT HELP TO ADVANCE THAT. THE OTHER IS THAT THE APPLICATIONS HAVE COME IN FOR OUR NOFA THIS YEAR AND YOU SEE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED BY COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING OR LED BY LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES OF COLOR OR IN HIGH-RISK OF DISPLACEMENT AND OUR INVESTMENT HELPS TO ADVANCE THAT. WE’LL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING SOLUTIONS. YOU’LL HEAR MORE ABOUT ONE OF THOSE STRATEGIES LATER. SO IN THE BUDGET SUMMARY THERE IS NOT TOO MUCH HERE. ONE THING TO POINT OUT IS THAT LIKE OTHER DEPARTMENTS OCHES SEE A MODEST REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF GENERAL FUND OUR DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HEAVILY RELIE ON THE GENERAL FUND BUT THERE’S A MODEST REDUCTION AS WE USE OUR OWN HOUSING RESOURCES TO COVER GENERAL ADMINISTRATION NEEDS BUT MOST NOTABLY IS THE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN APPROPRIATIONS THAT’S GOING TO BE DRIVEN DIRECTLY TO OUR HOUSING PROGRAMS AND INVESTMENTS. WE’VE HAD STAYED FAIRLY STEADY AT OUR EMPLOYMENT FTS OVER THE YEARS. MOST RECENTLY HAS BEEN AN INCREASE FOR AN OUT REACH POSITION, A COMMUNITY OUT REACH POSITION AND IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IS A NEW FTA TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF OUR PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP STRATEGIES AND ADU WORK. SO THE MAJOR BUDGET CHANGES FIRST THERE IS AN INCREASE IN AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP, THE CHANGE FROM THE ADOPTED 2019 TO THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET THERE IS $14 MILLION. SO THIS IS REALLY TO SUPPORT PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP FOR HOUSEHOLDS AT 80% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME OR BELOW WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS AT A PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUND TRANSIT TO AVAIL FORMER SURPLUS SOUND TRANSIT SITES FOR AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP IN THE RAINER VALLEY. THIS KIND OF INVESTMENT IS SIGNIFICANT. YOU COULD SEE THE PERCENT CHANGE INCREASE AND IT WOULD HELP US TO NEARLY DOUBLE THE STOCK OF PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP IN THE CITY. THERE’S AN INCREASE IN CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND THIS IS LARGELY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LOCAL OPTION BILL WHICH IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE UP TO 4 EXRKS $5 MILLION ANNUALLY AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN 2020 AND TO PROVIDE O AND M SUBSIDIES IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS SO THE DELTA YOU SEE THERE JUST TO CLARIFY WHAT THAT IS WE CONTINUE TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING USING OUR EXISTING RESOURCES NOTABLY THE LEVY. THESE NEW RESOURCES WILL HELP US TO SIGNIFICANTLY GROW OUR ANNUAL INVESTMENT IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. THE OIL HEAT CONVERSION PROGRAM FINNING IN 2020 THERE WILL BE A NEW TAX ON HEATING OIL SERVICE PROVIDERS AND OF WILL USE TO HELP 1,000 LOW INCOME HOMEOWNERS CONVERT HEAT FROM OIL TO A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE. WE DO ON NOT OTHERWISE HAVE THAT IMPORTANT BODY OF WORK. THE PROPOSED CHANGE WE ARE REDESIGNING A PROGRAM THAT WE PRESENTLY HAVE. THERE WAS THE FORMER PROGRAM OR EXISTING PROGRAM DID HOME BUYER EDUCATION AND WHAT WE ARE DOING IS TARGETING THAT HOME BUYER EDUCATION SO HOME BUYERS ARE A UNIT AT THE LIMITED EQUITY COOPERATIVE WHICH IS A FIRST OF ITS KIND COOPERATIVE MODEL SO WE’D REALLY LIKE TO TARGET THE HOME BUYER EDUCATION TO HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE HOMEOWNERSHIP IN THAT MODEL. AND THE REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AGAIN THIS IS PROVIDING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT $25 MILLION THAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THIS NOFA. YOU DO SEE ZEROS ACROSS THE LINE THERE THOUGH AND THAT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE 2020 BUDGET WHILE THE NOFA WILL INCLUDE THAT 25 MILLION THE PROJECTS WILL ACTUALLY DRAW DOWN ON THE FUNDS BEGINNING IN 2021 WHEN THOSE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE. AND AS I HAD MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY THOSE RESOURCES CAN ALSO HELP TO PRODUCE 30% UNITS AND LASTLY I MENTIONED A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE MERCER PROCEEDS GOING TO PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP THEY THIS IS AROUND $5.8 MILLION TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE LOW COST LOANS TO LOW AND MODERATE HOMEOWNERS FOR A PURPOSE OF BUILDING ON THEIR RESIDENCE AND REALLY THIS IS EXPANDING ON SOME OF THE ACTION THAT HAD BEEN TAKEN PREVIOUSLY AROUND ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS. MOSTLY WHAT IT DOES IS EXPANDS ACCESS TO CREDIT AND SO THE CONCEPT IS HOMEOWNERS MUST BE AT OR BELOW 120% AMI. HOMEOWNERS WITH INCOMES BELOW 80% AMI GET BETTER AND DIFFERENT TERMS. OUR OFFICE WOULD BE REALLY INTERESTED IN TARGETING THOSE HOMEOWNERS AND THEN ALL ADU UNITS CREATED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM WOULD SERVE AT OR BELOW OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME. >>EMILY DO WE HAVE A SENSE ABOUT THE POOL OF AVAILABLE HOMEOWNERS THAT MEET THAT LEVEL OF INCOME LIKE YOU’RE DESCRIBING? I’M SURE THERE ARE SOME. THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO PURCHASE THEIR PROPERTY A LONG TIME AGO IN ORDER TO QUALIFY. DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE ABOUT HOW MANY ARE GOING TO BE PERHAPS AVAILABLE AND INTERESTED TO MEET THESE TERMS. >>I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION BUT I’D BE HAPPY TO GET BACK TO YOU. >>YEAH. I’D LOVE TO KNOW. I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN HAS BEEN A LEADER IN THIS AREA TO HELP US IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADU PORTLAND FOLKS HAVE BEEN UP HERE MULTIPLE TIMES TALKING TO US ABOUT THEIR PROGRAMS I THINK THEY HAD A 7 MILLION PILOT PROGRAM THAT WAS FUNDED BY THE FRED MYER FAMILY ASSOCIATION AND IT’S SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU ARE PROPOSING HERE $5.8 MILLION I’M NOT SURE HOW FAR IT GOES BUT EVEN IF WE CAN GET ANOTHER 40 OR 50 UNITS BUILT TO SEE HOW THEY’RE WORKING I THINK IT’S WELL WORTH OUR EFFORT IN DOING SO SO IF YOU CAN GIVE ME SOME DETAIL ABOUT HOW YOUR INTENTIONS WILL BE GOING HERE AND THEN THE LAST THING IS MY FRIEND ROBIN OF YOUR SHOP HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE LANDLORD LIAISON PROJECT IS WORKING ON SOMETHING. >>HOUSING CONNECTOR. >>OF COURSE. I BELIEVE THE CHAMBER HAS GIVEN US SPACE SO THAT WE’VE GOT OFFICE SPACE THERE TO HELP WORK WITH PROPERTY OWNERS THAT WOULD PARTICIPATE. CAN YOU GIVE US A ROUGH IDEA ON HOW THAT’S GOING AT THIS POINT? >>IT IS GOING REALLY WELL IS MY UNDERSTANDING. I EXPECT THAT THERE WILL BE SOME FORMAL LAUNCH OR ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE COMING MONTHS AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WHO WAS HIRED HAS BEEN DOING A REALLY FABULOUS JOB OF IDENTIFYING AVAILABLE UNITS BOTH IN THE PRIVATE MARKET AND IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO HELP FOLKS WHO HAVE BARRIERS TO HOUSING AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON MAKING THE MATCH SO THAT PEOPLE HAVE A PLACE TO MOVE INTO WHEN THEY’RE EXITING HOMELESSNESS. >>EXCELLENT. IS HE WORKING REGIONALLY AS WELL? >>THROUGHOUT KING COUNTY. >>GOOD. THANK YOU FOR THAT. I’D LOVE TO GET SOME NUMBERS BEFORE THE END OF DECEMBER ON JUST HOW THAT’S GOING BECAUSE YOU KNOW I GOT INTERESTED IN THIS FIRST OF ALL BECAUSE OF THE WORK THAT ATLANTA WAS DOING THE ATLANTA OPEN DOORS PROGRAM AND PEOPLE SAY IT’S APPLES AND ORANGES A MUCH HIGHER VACANCY RATE THAN WE HAVE. >>PRIVATE PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR VERY LOW INCOME. THAT TO ME IS A HUGE HELP BECAUSE WE CAN’T BUILD OUR WAY OUT OF THIS FAST ENOUGH SO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THIS GOOD WORK YOU’RE DOING. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I HAVE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS MOSTLY RELATED TO THE FIRST LINE AND LAST LINE SO IF WE LOOK AT INCREASE AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WHEN I LOOK AT THE OFFICE OF HOUSING BUDGET AND IT SAYS THAT 78.2 MONTH OF THE 130 MILLION IN NET PROCEEDS FROM THE MERCER PROPERTY ARE PROPOSED TO BE INVESTED IN TRANSFORMATIONAL INVESTMENTS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING YET I COMBINE INCREASED AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT $14 MILLION PLUS THE EXTRA DWELLING UNITS AT ABOUT 6 MILLION IT LOOKS LIKE ONLY $21 MILLION OF THAT GOES DIRECTLY TO THOSE PROGRAMS IS THAT CORRECT. >>THERE’S AN ADDITIONAL $41 MILLION IN FINANCING GENERAL TARGETED FOR STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS AND AGAIN AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE PARTICULAR PROJECT POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES THERE AND ORIGINAL ONES WHERE WE WOULD BE INVESTMENTS THAT FOCUS ON HOUSING BUT BECAUSE THE DOLLARS ARE SOME WHAT FLEXIBLE OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CITY TO HELP OTHER BENEFITS AT THIS PART OF THAT WORK AS WELL AND THE PROCESS SET-UP OVER THE NEXT STARTING OF NEXT WEEK AND OVER THE COUPLE OF FEW MONTHS TO IDENTIFY THE SPECIFIC PROPOSALS THERE. >>RIGHT. BUT WE HAVE SORT OF BEEN POINTING TO THE SALE OF THE MERCER PROPERTY FOR US TO ENHANCE THE DOLLARS THAT GO POTENTIALLY INTO OUR NOFA FUNDING SO WE’VE GONE NOW UP TO $90 MILLION WHICH IS AVAILABLE WHICH OBVIOUSLY IS A GOOD THING GETTING US CLOSE TO THE 2017 AMOUNT WHICH IS $98 MILLION BUT DOES SEEM LIKE NONE OF THE MERCER PROCEEDS ARE GOING TO THE 2020NOFA TO SUPPORT DEEPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WE TALKED ABOUT PERMANENT WHICH WE DEFINED AT 80% AMI BUT THE DEEPLY AFFORDABLE úTO 30% AMI DOESN’T APPEAR TO ME THAT ANY OF THOSE NEW MERCER DOLLARS ARE GOING DIRECTLY INTO DEEPLY AFFORDABLE EXTREMELY LOW INCOME 0 TO 30% AMI HOUSING. AM I READING THAT CORRECT? >>IT DOESN’T COME IN THROUGH HERE BUT ONE OTHER WAY IS THE $41 MILLION OF STRATEGIC ACQUISITION AND INVESTMENT MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE THOSE UNITS AS WELL. THE EMPHASIS IS TO CONSIDER HOW TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN A WAY THAT THINKS ABOUT THE HOUSING AND THE OTHER PUBLIC BENEFITS THAT COME ALONG WITH IT TO REALLY HELP SUPPORT THE RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITIES. SO THERE MAY BE A RANGE OF WAYS THAT WE CAN MAKE INVESTMENTS TO PROVIDE MORE UNITS THROUGH THOSE RESOURCES WHILE MEETING OTHER PUBLIC BENEFITS AND GOALS AS WELL. >>I’LL BE FOLLOWING. >>OKAY. I APPRECIATE THAT AND I’LL BE FIRST TO REMIND FOLKS THAT THERE’S NO ONE POLICY OR PROGRAM THAT CAN HELP SOLVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS THAT WE’RE HAVING. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WAS UNDERSTANDING OF THE MERCER PROCEEDS WHERE THEY WERE GOING AND IT DOES SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SAYING THEY MAY POTENTIALLY BE INCLUDED IN FUTURE ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITIES WHICH GIVES US A CHANCE TO HAVE A POLICY DISCUSSION ABOUT THE VALUE OF PUTTING THOSE DOLLARS EITHER INTO DEEPLY AFFORDABLE EXTREMELY LOW INCOME HOUSING OR POTENTIAL STRATEGIC ACQUISITION IN THE FUTURE SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTOOD WHERE THOSE ARE AND AREN’T GOING AT THIS POINT. TH SECOND QUESTION I HAVE AND THEN I’LL LET GO OF THE MICROPHONE, MADAME CHAIR, BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE ABOUT THE ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT. FINANCING MODEL THAT’S BEING PROPOSED HERE AND IF I COULD JUST ASK A FEW OF THESE AND THEN I’LL LET THEM SORT OF ANSWER THEM. BUT NUMBER ONE IT SEEMS UNIQUE THAT WE ARE USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO HELP PRIVATELY FINANCE THE CREATION OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS. AS FOLKS KNOW I’M HUGELY SUPPORTIVE OF AND REALLY PROUD OF OUR CITY FOR MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS GENERAL DENSITY MODEL BUT WHEN WE LOOK AT USING $6 MILLION IN PUBLIC FUNDS TO SUPPORT HOMEOWNERS AND I HEAR I BELIEVE MODERATE INCOME BEING PEGGED AT 120% AMI AND LOW INCOME BEING PEGGED AT 80% AMI WE ARE USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO SUPPORT MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES TO BUILD UNITS IN A TIME WHERE WE KNOW EVEN THE SMALLEST COTTAGE IS GOING TO BE HELPFUL BUT NOT THE BIGGEST BANG FOR OUR BUCK IN MY OPINION SO I DO WANT TO SEE HOW WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SUPPORT DWELLING UNITS AND UNITS THAT I’M QUESTIONING WHETHER $6 MILLION IN THIS TYPE OF PILOT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS THE MOST BENEFICIAL FOR OUR PUBLIC DOLLARS AND SO THE FEW QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE HERE ARE HAVE WE LOOKED AT THE FINANCING MODEL THAT FOR EXAMPLE CITIES LIKE PORTLAND HAVE USED TO PARTNER WITH THE NON PROFIT OR CREDIT UNION OPPORTUNITIES THE BANKS THERE TO HELP INDIVIDUALS GET ACCESS TO CREDIT AND SUPPORT TO BUILD VERSUS USING PUBLIC FUNDS. DOES THE $80,000 IN PROPOSED AVERAGE LOANS ASSUME THAT THESE DOLLARS ARE LEVERAGED IN ANY OTHER WAY SO FOR EXAMPLE DO WE KNOW THAT THE HOMEOWNER WILL BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY BUILD AT THAT AMOUNT. DO WE HAVE A SENSE OF WHAT THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS ARE? HOW LONG IS THIS PROJECT OR PILOT EXPECTED TO GO AND WHERE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT SPECIFICALLY TARGETED TO AREAS AROUND THE CITY THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST RISK OF DISPLACEMENT INTENDED CITY WIDE AND I THINK LASTLY AS WEIVESZ LEARNED FROM THE PILOT PROGRAMS INITIATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IN OUR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE PLAN UPDATE WHEN WE PROVIDE WE WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO BE USED TO BUILD THAT SPACE. ARE WE WORKING ON ANY PROPOSALS THAT HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY PAST PILOT PROJECTS THAT THE EFFORTS HAVE LOOKED AT PAST DATA PLANS TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO SMALL LOANS AND LOW INCOME HOMEOWNERS CAN BE USING PAST EXPERIENCES OR EXISTING PROGRAMS TO CREATE THESE DWELLING UNITS. >>THANK YOU. >>I HAVE THEM IN WRITING IF YOU WOULD LIKE THEM. >>I ALSO DID A FACT SHEET ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND PROPOSAL THAT I CAN HAND OUT INSTEAD OF READING YOU ALL OF THE ANSWERS. BUT I WILL READ A COUPLE OF THE ANSWERS AND TAKE YOUR LAST QUESTION FIRST AND THAT IS THAT IN THE AT ADMINISTRATION FINANCIAL PLAN THEY DID CREATE A NEW PILOT PROGRAM TO TAKE OUR EXISTING HOME REPAIR LOAN PROGRAM WHICH WAS FOCUSED ON IMMEDIATE AND EMERGENCY HEALTH AND SAFETY NEEDS AND WE EXPANDED IT TO HELP CREATE LIVEABLE SPACE FOR LOCH INCOME HOMEOWNERS. WE HAVE CONTRACTED WITH THE URBAN LEAD TO DO ENGAINLIMENT ON THAT PROGRAM AS WELL AS OUR SUBSTITUTE OF OTHER SUSTAINABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAMS SO IT’S A LITTLE TOO EARLY TO SAY EXACTLY WHAT THE LESSON LEARNED IS AND HOW WE’LL GROW FROM THAT BUT WE’RE UNDER WAY IN OUR ENGAGEMENT WHERE WE LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEEDS OF LOW INCOME HOMEOWNERS AND OUR PERSPECTIVE IN TERMS OF ADMINISTRATION WE WANT TO LEVERAGE THAT EXPERTISE AS WE DEVELOP THIS. YOU KNOW THERE ARE STILL SPECIFICS THAT NEED TO BE CREATED AND WE WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE WORKING TO DO AN ANNUAL REPORT BACK TO CITY COUNCIL ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS PILOT AS WE CONTINUE TO HOB IT. I THINK THE REAL THING HERE THAT’S DIFFERENT FROM WHAT OTHER CITIES IS DOING IS THAT THERE IS CONVENTIONAL BANK RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE. IN SOME CASES THE UNDER WRITING IS JUST SO STRINGENT AND COMPLICATED THAT THERE IS SOME LIMITED ACCESS TO THAT CAPITAL AND CREDIT FOR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PEOPLE AND SO OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE THE BANK FINANCING MORE ACCESSIBLE AND TO CHANGE THOSE LOAN TERMS SO THEY CAN REACH MORE PEOPLE REALLY BROADENING THE ACCESS TO CAPITAL BY ENGAGING IN RESPONSIBLE LENDING WHILE BEING FLEXIBLE ON SOME OF THE CRITERIA LIKE CREDIT AND LOAN VALUE SO THAT’S THE IDEA BEHIND THIS. THE OTHER CONCEPT OF COURSE IS THAT FOR THE 80% AMI UNITS THAT ARE CREATED AS THE ADUS WHERE THEY WOULD BE REGULATED THOSE ARE RENT AND INCOME RESTRICTED FOR TEN YEARS WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PLACES THAT HAVE CREATED IT. >>I DO NOT HAVE THE INFORMATION TO DIVERSITY BUT I’D BE HAPPY TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT WHERE THE TARGETING OF THE PROGRAM WOULD GO. >>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ? >>FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU. I ACTUALLY HAVE ABOUT EIGHT QUESTIONS BUT YOU ANSWERED FIVE OF THEM. AND SOME OF THEM GOES TO COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA WAS SAYING. AGAIN I’M GOING TO BE DISTRICT SPECIFIC, A BIG CHALLENGE WITH THE DISTRICT RESPONDING TO HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS HAS BEEN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING WITHIN THE DISTRICT SO I KNOW THIS INCREASES THE FUNDING FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SO I HAVE THE THREE QUESTIONS I HAD AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE THEM IF YOU COULD GET BACK TO US THAT WOULD BE GREAT. HOW MANY UNITS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CREATED, HOW MANY PEOPLE SERVED AND WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR GEOGRAPHICAL DISPERGS OF PERMANENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN GOING ON AND ON ABOUT CHANGE OF THEORY AND THE POPULAR REPORT AND ALL OF THAT AND TRYING TO MOVE AWAY FROM HAVING NON PROFITS AND JUST A COT IN A BUILDING THAT WE ACTUALLY WANT TO GET THE UNSHELTERED INTO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING TO PERMANENT HOUSING AND TO HAVE THOSE SERVICES AND SO MY CHALLENGE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH COMMUNITY NOT JUST IN DISTRICT 5, EVERYWHERE WHERE WE HAVE DISCUSSIONS AND PLATFORMS ABOUT HOW THIS PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING MODEL IS GOING TO BE DAPPERSED NOT ONLY DISTRICT 5 BUT CITY WIDE AND WHAT KIND OF UNITS AND SERVICES. AND I KNOW 25 MILLION ARE OVER HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO THE FUNDING MODEL IS IT GOING TO ANSWER EVERYTHING BUT IF YOU COULD GIVE ME SOME GENERALLITIES THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THANK YOU. >>I’M HAPPY TO REPORT BACK SPECIFICALLY ON THOSE QUESTIONS BUT I CAN SAY MORE BROADLY IS THAT WE KNOW MOSTLY WHO IS SEEKING FUNDING FROM US AT THIS TIME AND THAT GIVES A GENERAL SENSE OF LIKELIHOOD OF WHAT WE ARE LIKELY TO FUND BECAUSE THEY HAVE IN FACT SUBMITTED AND APPLICATION AND AS FAR AS PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING GOES WE HAVE MADE TWO FORWARD COMMITMENTS LAST YEAR THAT REMAINS TO BE FUNDED ONE WAS AT THE PLYMOUTH AND BELL WEATHER PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. THE SECOND IS FOR DSC’S PLUM TWO. YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT DSC’S PROJECT EARLIER SO WE HAD MADE A FORWARD COMMITMENT TO THAT. WE HAVE APPLICATIONS THAT WE’VE RECEIVED FROM PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP FOR ANOTHER PROJECT ON 12TH AND SPRUCE FROM DESC IN BITTER LAKE FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. AND THEN FROM YWCA AT FIFTH AND SENECA FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AS WELL AND THEN THERE ARE ADDITIONAL 30% AMI UNITS THAT WE HAVE APPLICATIONS FOR THAT MAY NOT HAVE CONSIDERED THEMSELVES TO BE PSH. >>GREAT. ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY.>>THASMG YOU CHAIR. I SHARE SOME OF THE SKEPTICISM EXPRESSED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA ON THIS PROPOSAL AS I HAVE SEEN IT AND HEARD IT DESCRIBED THUS FAR. PERHAPS FOR SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT REASONS BUT BEFORE I SORT OF DESCRIBE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT MY CONCERNS ARE I WANTED TO JUST GET HOPEFULLY SOME ANSWERS TO SOME QUESTIONS THAT I ASKED WHEN I WAS INITIALLY BRIEFED ON THIS PROPOSAL SEVERAL MONTHS AGO SO ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I ASKED THE MAYOR’S OFFICE WAS WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS AN INTENT TO COMPLETE A RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT ON THE PROPOSAL OF THIS ADUDADU FINANCING PILOT AND I WAS ASSURED AT THE TIME THAT A RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT WAS UNDER WAY OR WOULD BE COMPLETED SHORTLY. HAS THAT RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT BEEN COMPLETED? >>I AM NOT SURE IF A SPECIFIC ONE ON THIS FINANCING TOOL HAS BEEN BUT WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT STAFF HAVE IDENTIFIED THIS AS AN OUT GROWTH OF A RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT THAT WAS DONE PREVIOUSLY ON ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS WHICH IDENTIFIED IN INTEREST BOTH BY LOW INCOME PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY GAIN ACCESS TO CAPITAL TO BUILD ADUS SO WHILE NOT SPECIFICALLY ON THIS IS MY UNDERSTANDING THIS IS BUILT ON LESSONS LEARNED FROM THAT TOOL KIT. >>I THINK THE ANSWER IS NO. TO MY QUESTION AND THERE HAS NOT BEEN A RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT DONE ON THE AFFORDABLE ADU FINANCING PILOT AS DESCRIBED ON THIS ONE SHEET AND IN THE BUDGET BOOK. >>THAT’S PROBABLY CORRECT. >>YEAH. OKAY. >>A RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT WAS DONE ON ADUS MORE GENERALLY. >>YEAH. I’M FAMILIAR WITH A RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT DONE ON THE BROADER POLICY WHICH WAS FOCUSED MORE ON SHOULD WE DO IT AND WHY AS OPPOSED TO NOW WE KNOW WE HAVE THE ANSWERS THERE. WE HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE RACIAL SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACTS RELATED TO HAVING ADUS AND DADUS AS A PROGRAM IN THE CITY BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT GIVING EFFECTIVELY A SUBSIDY TO PRIVATE HOMEOWNERS FOR PURPOSES OF BEING ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE GOALS AND I THINK I’VE BECOME SCEPTAL AND EXPRESSED THIS IN A PRIVATE MEETING WITH A STAFF FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IS THAT I’M NOT SEEING THE CLEAR CONNECTION OR A THREADING OF THE NEEDLE BETWEEN THE STATE 5ED INTENT TO UTILIZE THIS AS A RECENT SOCIAL JUSTICE TOOL AND HOW THIS FINANCING PILOT IS CURRENTLY STRUCTURED AND MODELED IN TERMS OF ZOE GRAPHIC LOCATIONS, ECONOMICALLY DISSTREETED ZIP CODES. I HAVE A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT WHERE THE TARGETS ARE BEING SET FOR THIS PROPOSAL. AND JUST CONTINUE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHETHER THIS IS ACTUALLY FAIRLY CHARACTERIZED AS REACHING DEEPLY INTO LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES THAT ARE LIKELY TO BE DISPLACED SO I WANTED TO PUT THAT OUT THERE AND THEN SECONDLY IN RELATED TO THAT IS YOU KNOW I THINK PART OF THE COMPLEXITY WITH THIS MODEL IS THAT I KEEP HEARING THAT THIS IS A RESPONSIBLE LENDING PROGRAM AND I THINK THAT THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER MODELS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO ABSORB AND ACRE KNOWLEDGE AN INCREASED AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR LENDING POLICIES AND I THINK THAT’S KIND OF WHAT PORTLAND WAS DOING IN TERMS OF ACKNOWLEDGING THE INTEREST RATES ARE DIFFERENT. IT CAN BE VERY BURDENSOME FOR THIS POPULATION WHO REALLY NEEDS THIS TO BE ABLE TO STAY IN PLACE AND ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING THAT AND APPRECIATING THAT AS A LENDER IN THIS SPACE YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO ACCEPT AND ABSORB A HIGHER LEVEL OF RISK IN TERMS OF DEFAULT ON PAYMENT OR MISSED PAYMENTS. I’M JUST CONTINUING TO NOT LE THAT TENDS TO BE MUCH MORE RISK ADVERSE AND AS A RESULT CONTINUES TO HAVE SKEPTICISM AND CONCERNS THAT ALTHOUGH WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT E DU PROGRAM AS ANTI DISPLACEMENT AND STAY IN PLACE KIND OF PROGRAM THAT THE FINANCING PILOT IS NOT NECESSARILY DESIGNED IN A MANNER THAT WOULD ALIGN WITH THE STATED PRINCIPLES AND GOALS. >>THAT WAS PROBABLY MORE FOR ISSUE IDENTIFICATION THAN ANYTHING ELSE. AND IF THE DEPARTMENT SITTING HERE NOW CURRENTLY HAS RESPONSES TO THOSE QUESTIONS THAT WOULD ENLIGHTEN OUR ONGOING CONVERSATION AROUND THE DELIBERATION OF THIS FINANCING PILOT, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT. >>IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT IT FURTHER. I THINK THAT WHAT I’M HEARING UP HERE AND I KNOW THAT FOR THE ADUS AND EDUS — WHAT DO YOU CALL THEM? >>GENTLE INFIELD? AT THE SAME TIME I AM HEARING SOME CONCERN FROM MY COLLEAGUES ABOUT HOW WE ARE SPENDING THIS MONEY. MAYBE THERE IS I HAVE A NEEDLE THAT WE CAN THREAD TO MAKE SURE WE ARE GETTING A PILOT KICKED OFF AND NOT NECESSARILY ENDING UP WITH THIS BEING ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE SORT OVER BECAUSE I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET SOMETHING GOING AND SOMETHING THAT WILL WORK AND ADDRESS THE CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE HEARD COUNCIL MEMBER GONZELEZ. OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES, FOUR DECADES NOW THAT SEATTLE HAS PRODUCED 16,000 LOW INCOME CITY FUNDED RENTING UNITS THROUGH THE LEVIES AND THROUGH THIS BUDGET AND GOING FORWARD WITH THE LEVY THAT WE ARE ON TASK TO ADD ANOTHER ALMOST 4000 UNITS SO WITHIN ANOTHER FOUR YEARS, THAT WE’LL HAVE OVER 20,000 UNITS THAT THE CITY THROUGH THE LEVY PROGRAM HAVE PRODUCED SO THIS IS GREAT NEWS AND AT THE SAME TIME, THIS IS WHERE THE REGIONAL PARTNERS ARE IMPORTANT AT THE WORK THAT WE HAVE SEEN FROM MANY ENTITIES THAT SAY IT IS GREAT AND WE STILL NEAR 175,000 UNITS ACROSS THE TRICOUNTY AREA TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE FLOODING A IN. WOULD YOU SAY ONE THOUSAND A WEEK? >>YES. AND WORKING WITH OTHERS THAT I WANT TO UNDERSCORE THAT YOU ARE MAKING A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE AND IT NEEDS TO BE SCALED UP. . >>I DO HAVE A FEW MORE AND UNDERSCORE THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING ANSWERS. WE HAVE NOT HOW MANY UNITS THAT WE SERVE AND IMPACT THAT IT WOULD HAVE. I WANTED TO SAY HOW IMPORTANT THAT IT IS. WHEN IT COMES TO STRATEGIC ACQUISITION A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE HAD HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE STRATEGIC ACQUISITION BUCKET AND UNKNOWNS THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN THE PROPOSED FUND FOR THE ACQUISITION. THERE ARE UP TO 12 SITES OWNED BY SOUND TRANSIT THAT COULD BILL AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP AND HOME LEGISLATION THAT WE MIRROR TO TRY TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO GET PUBLIC LAND AND INTO HANDS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WE HAVE A GOOD REPRESENTATIVE FROM SOUND TRANSIT. THERE’S ANY CHANCE THAT THEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED FOR FREE TO BRING UP THE 14 MILLION AND WHAT IS THE LIKELY TIME LINE FOR BEGINNING THE ACQUISITION AS? DO WE THINK THAT THIS CAN HAPPEN IN 2020? >>YES. SO WE HAVE HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WORKING WITH SOUND TRANSITEM COLLABORATIVELY ON THIS. THEY HAVE HAD AFFECTING ANY ACQUISITIONS SUBJECT TO THE BOARD ACTION. I WILL CAVEAT IT BY SAYING THAT AND THE DISCUSSIONS WITH SOUND TRANSIT RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE PROPERTIES THAT ARE SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW MARKET AND DISCOUNTED AND WORKING WITH SOUND TRANSIT TO EXPLORE THERE ARE WAYS TO TRANSFER THEM AT NO COST AND I THINK THAT IS CONVERSATION THAT IS ONGOING. OBVIOUSLY OUR INTEREST AND THE MAYOR’S INTEREST IS TO GET THEM AT THE LOWEST COST POSSIBLE OR AT FREE SO THAT WE CAN USE THAT AMOUNT TO ACTUALLY SUBSIDIZE THE DEVELOPMENT. WE HOPE TO FINALIZE THE DEAL WITH SOUND TRANSIT. WE HAVE HAD ENGAGEMENT ON THOSE SITES AND READY TO MOVE. >>DOES THE 14 MILLION ASSUME THAT WE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THOSE PROPERTIES THEN? IS THAT POTENTIAL FREEDOM WITHIN THAT 14 MILLION IF THE SOUND TRANSIT CONDITIONS ARE MADE WITHIN THE BUDGET? >>THAT 14 MILLION ASSUMES ABOUT A $90,000 PER UNIT HOME OWNERSHIP SUBSIDY THAT IS IDENTIFIED IN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL PLAN. SO THINGS MOVE BY VIRTUE OF ONE BEING ABLE TO EITHER FRONT LOAD MORE INVESTMENT OR WAIT FOR LEVERAGE OR PUT MORE INTO DEVELOPMENT IMMEDIATELY AS OPPOSED TO PUTTING IS FIRST ROUND INTO ACQUISITIONS. SO IT IS A MOVING TARGET AND WE APPROXIMATED THAT WE WOULD CREATE ABOUT 150 PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMES. >>IF WE DON’T PAY THE 90,000 POTENTIAL THAT MANY MORE UNITS AND STRETCH THE DOLLARS LARGER FOR MORE IMPACT. THAT’S THE THEORY GOING IN HERE. THERE’S UNCERTAINTY WHETHER THEY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED AT MINIMAL COSTS OR NO COSTS. >>GOING DOWN TO THE NEXT LINE ON INCREASE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS. A LOT OF THIS IS BASED ON THE GOOD WORK THAT OUR FRIENDS AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE DID WITH HOUSE BILL 1406. HOW MANY PEOPLE SUPPORTIVE UNITS WILL BE CREATED THROUGH THIS MIXTURE OF BONDING AND OFFICE OF HOUSING FUND AND ARE THERE ADDITIONAL PLANNED OR PROPOSED OPERATIONAL INVESTMENTS FOR THE PERMANENT SORT OF HOUSING IN THE BUDGET OUTSIDE OF WHAT WE SEE HERE? >>SO. THE LOCAL OPTION BOND PROPOSAL IS TO PRODUCE APPROXIMATELY 175 PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING UNITS WITH THE OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE TO SUPPORT THOSE UNITS AS WELL. WE KNOW THAT OMM IS CRITICAL. I WILL SAY IT HERE WE CAN’T OPERATE PSH WITHOUT IT. WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS AT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY. WE HAVE AN APPLICATION UNDER WAY NOW TO TRY TO GET MORE VOUCHERS THAT COULD COVER O AND M. WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE COUNTY TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE IDENTIFY NEW OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE AND CERTAINLY IF WE FIND THAT THERE IS A MOMENT IN WHICH WE FIND OURSELVES WITH MORE O AND M COMING IN FROM OTHER SOURCES, THAT WOULD CHANGE WHAT WE HAVE ON THE HORIZON BUT RIGHT NOW TO MOVE THOSE PROJECTS OF 175 UNITS TO HAVE THE MAINTENANCE REPORT IT AND THAT THE BOND OPTIONS CAN DO IT. >>I HAVE A QUESTION. BEFORE I ASK THE LAST QUESTION. DIRECTOR NOBEL THIS IS RELATED TO THE CONVERSATION WE HAD CONVERSATION WHERE COUNCIL MEMBER GONZELEZ AND I WERE ASKING ABOUT THE ALLOCATION OF THE FUNDING THAT WILL HELP THOSE IN HOMELESSNESS AND ON THE VERGE OF FALLING INTO HOMELESSNESS. OVERALL I WOULD STILL LOVE TO SEE THE PERCENTAGE OF FUND GOING TO 30% PERCENT AMI AND UP TO AMI NOT INCLUDING THE 60% CATEGORY WE TALKED ABOUT THAT. WE WOULD HELPFUL TO SEE WHERE WE ARE PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS AS WE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY. THE LAST QUESTION I HAD WAS RELATED TO THE ALLOCATION OF REFUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. ON THE 25 MILLION THAT IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE USED. A FEW QUESTIONS. HOW SPECIFIC IS THE FUNDING AND IS THE 25 MILLION THE MAXIMUM THAT WE COLLECT OR LIMITING OURSELF IN HOW MUCH FUNDING WE ARE PROPOSING TO USE IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET HERE? CAN YOU CLARIFY AGAIN THAT THERE’S NOTHING IN THE 2020 BUDGET OR THE CIP THAT COMMITS TO THE $25 MILLION AT THIS POINT? >>I WILL START WITH THE FIRST QUESTION AND THEY WILL HANDLE THE SECOND QUESTION. ABOUT THE AMIS, WE WOULD ANTICIPATE PUTTING THOSE RESOURCES DIRECTLY IN THE NOVA. IT IS RESTRICTED AT 60% AMI AND BELOW AND WE HAVE PROJECT APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY COME TO US A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF UNITS, SUPPOSED TO BE DELIVERED AT 50% AMI INCLUDING A LOT OF THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO THAT DOESN’T COME IN, IN THE APPLICATION TO US BUT WE ARE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH IS WE ACT BUY DOWN THE DEBT ON SOME OF THE UNITS TO DRIVE DEEPER AFFORDABLE LEVELS. IF THEY GIVE US A PROJECT WITH THE PROPOSAL THAT IDENTIFIES THE UNITS AT 60% AMI WE CAN ACHIEVE 30% AMI UNITS IN THE BUILDINGS THAT ARE MIXED INCOME. WE HAVE DONE THEM BEFORE. IT MEANS WE PUT MORE MONEY IN THE PROJECT AND WE RECOGNIZE THERE IS SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS FROM DOING SO. SO THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE WITH THE RESOURCES. >>AND TO ANSWER THE SECOND PART. WITH RESPECT TO TO REFUNDING THERE IS NOT A RESTRICTING, IT IS WE TWO FUNDING THAT IS HALF OF THE REAP REVENUES. THERE’S NOT A RESTRICTION ON THE TOTAL AMOUNT PER YEAR. THE EXCHANGE IN STATE FUNDING RULES AND THE ELIGIBILITYITY HOUSING RUNS THROUGH 2025, NOT A PERMANENT CHANGE WHICH CERTAINLY RAISES QUESTIONS ON THE O AND M SIDE. THE 5 MILLION AS I DESCRIBED IS NOT THE MAXIMUM. THE ISSUE THAT WE HAD IN MAKING THE COMMITMENT TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAT THE REAP DOLLARS HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER COMPETING USES AS AN EXAMPLE WE HAD THE PARKS DEPARTMENT IN EARLIER. A SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR ADA COMPLIANCE AS AN EXAMPLE USED IN S DOT FOR SIDEWALKS AND OTHER THINGS. WE WERE TRYING TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE PRIORITY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND OTHER PRIORITIES. >>WAS THAT REALLY YOUR LAST QUESTION? >>FOR NOW. NOT FOREVER. >>GO AHEAD COUNCIL MAN O’BRIAN. >>SHE CAN ASK QUESTIONS FOR TWO PEOPLE. >>ANYTHING ELSE. THANK YOU, EMILY. YOU ARE A STAR AND THANKS FOR PUTTING UP WITH US AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. A DEAL, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING YOU COMING UP TO THE TABLE. DO YOU WANT TO OPEN THE DOORS? >>MR. SECURITY, WOULD YOU KINDLY OPEN THE DOORS, THOSE BACK DOORS? THAT WOULD BE GREAT. PLEASE, WE GOT BRIAN GOOD KNIGHT. IF YOU WOULD GET READY TO KICK THIS OFF. ALL RIGHT. SO DWAYNE. WOULD YOU KINDLY INTRODUCE YOURSELF. >>I KNOW EVERYBODY — YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING IN SCHOOL HERE. THEY WILL GET SENT OUT IN THE HALLWAY. >>I’M DWAYNE SHAPEL. >>BRIAN GOOD KNIGHT. THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY LEARNING IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING THE CITY’S EDUCATION POLICY AND PROGRAMS. AS YOU ALL RECALL IN 2018 THE COUNCIL APPROVED ON THE NEW EDUCATION LEVY KNOWN AS THE FAMILY’S PROMISE OR PLEP LEVY. EARLIER IN APRIL THERE WAS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO REGULATE HOW THE FUNDS CAN BE SPENT IN 7 YEARS. THOSE INVESTMENTS STARTED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WITH THE START OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR AND FUNDING PROGRAMS FOR THE NEXT 7 YEARS. LASTLY AS WAS DISCUSSED YESTERDAY, ONE OF THE BIG CHANGES IN THIS YEAR IS THE C CAT AND ARE READY FOR QUESTIONS. CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING I WILL WORK TO GET THE QUESTIONS ANSWERED. UNLESS THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS I WOULD BE HAPPY TO TURN IT OVER. >>GOOD. ALL RIGHT. PLEASE. >>OKAY. AND WELCOME. >>SO FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR GIVING US THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE AND SHARE A LITTLE HIGH LEVEL INFORMATION WITH YOU ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT. THIS SLIDE SPEAKS TO THE LEGISLATION AND POLICY FRAMEWORK AND FIRST, I WANT TO START WITH — I WILL START WITH THE BOTTOM FRAME WHERE IT SAYS KING COUNTY COUNCIL AND BOUNCE AROUND. KING COUNTY STARTED THEIR PSTAA ON, PSTAA PROCESS FOR THEIR FUNDING RECENTLY SO WHAT WE WILL DO IS DEAL WITH PLANNING ON PLACING A MARKER HERE AND ONCE KING COUNTY HAS A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION AND OUR TEAM IS ABLE TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION, WE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO COME BACK AND SHARE AN UPDATE ON WHAT’S NEXT FOR THAT PIECE RIGHT THERE. >>CAN YOU REMIND US WHAT IS THAT ACRONYM? >>PUGET SOUND TAXPAYER ACCOUNTABILITY TRANSIT. AND I FORGOT WHAT THE OTHER “A” STAND FOR. >>THANK YOU. >>SO I WILL JUMP TO THE THAT TALKS ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND REITERATE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND COUNCIL WOMAN GONZALEZ. WE ARE OPERATING WITHIN OUR LEVY PLANS AND HAVE ADOPTED SPENDING PLANS IN PLACE FOR US. I WILL TALK ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT SLIDE. >>GO AHEAD COUNCIL MEMBER GONZELEZ. >>THANK YOU, MR. CHAPELLE AND MR. WOLFE, I GET AT PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU AND ON THESE IMPORTANT INVESTMENTS. ON THE LEVY IMPLEMENTATION PLAN BASED ON MY STAFF’S READ OF THE CHANGES TO THE ENDORSED 2020 BUDGET, IT APPEARS THAT NOTHING IS CHANGING AS IT RELATES TO LEVELS OF INVESTMENT FOR LEVY DOLLARS, THAT IS ACCURATE? >>YES. >>I WANTED TO CONFIRM THAT WE ARE STILL ON TRACK AND OUR MATH IS ADDING UP. >>YES. >>GREAT. THANK YOU. >>OKAY. I WILL DIVE IN THIS SLIDE WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE AND SO WHAT THIS IS, IT IS ULTIMATELY HOUSE BILL 2158 IS FULLY FUNDED, THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE GRANT AND WAS MODIFIED SOME INCOME ELIGIBILITYITY REQUIREMENTS. I WILL TAKE US TO SLIDE TWO FOR OUR STRATEGIC PLANS FOR 2020. >>GO BACK TO THAT LAST SLIDE, PLEASE. YOU ARE RIGHT. PUGET SOUND TAXPAYER ACCOUNTABILITY ACCOUNT. >>ACCOUNT. >>SO THAT WILL ALLOCATE FUNDING FOR EARLY LEARNING AND PROMISE. NOT SEATTLE PROMISE BUT AGAIN IT IS OUTSIDE THE REGION. GREAT. BUT I’M SURE IT IS COMPATIBLE OR COMPLIMENTARY TO THE WORK THAT WE ARE DOING. >>YES, I BELIEVE SO. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. SO FAR WE ARE 2020 PRIORITIES WHAT I WILL DO IS START WITH THE FIRST ONE. EXCITED ABOUT OUR PRIORITIES IN 2020. THE PROPOSAL PROJECTS TO SERVE AN ADDITIONAL 600 CHILDREN BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MAXIMUM ELIGIBILITY. >>GO FORWARD ON YOUR SLIDE NOW. THANK YOU. >>YES. >>THANK YOU, SORRY, DWAYNE. >>WHAT I WAS SAYING THIS IS PROPOSAL IS SERVING 600 STUDENTS, CHILDREN, BY INCREASING THE MAXIMUM INCOME ELIGIBILITY AND THE WAY THIS WILL HAPPEN, IT WILL BE DONE IN A THREE PRONG APPROACH AND THE FIRST PRONG WOULD BE EXPANDING ACCESS BY INCREASING VOUCHER ELIGIBILITY TO SLIDER HIGHER INCOME. AND THE OTHER TWO PRONGS OR I SHOULD SAY THE NEXT PRONG WOULD BE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING AND THE THIRD PRONG IS PROVIDING — PROVIDER INCENTIVES FOR ALL OF OUR PROVIDERS. >>I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA TALKED ABOUT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS ACTUALLY. BUT IT IS FABULOUS THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SERVE ADDITIONAL 600 CHILDREN. DO WE HAVE 600 MORE SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR THEM SO WE CAN GIVE THEM A VOUCHER AND TURN AND SAY LET’S ASSUME THERE’S 60 KIDS SOMEWHERE. DO WE HAVE ANOTHER TEN PLACES READY TO GET THE YOUNGSTERS INTO THE PROGRAM AND READY TO GO? >>THAT’S PART OF THE DESIGN OF THE PROPOSAL. BY FOCUSING NOT JUST ON INCREASING AT NUMBER OF VOUCHERS BUT HAVING SOME INVESTMENT TOWARDS SUPPLY SO WE KNOW THAT RIGHT NOW A THIRD OF OUR PROVIDERS THAT HAVE AGREEMENTS WITH US ARE NOT SERVING CHILDREN SO PART OF THE DESIGN OF HAVING INCENTIVES FOR PROVIDERS IS TO JUST HAVE A BETTER UTILIZATION RATE WITH THE PROVIDERS WE HAVE CURRENTLY AND LOOK TOWARDS EXPANDING AS WELL. >>GO AHEAD COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>I MAY WHAT ABOUT YOU TO EXTRAPOLATE ON THAT LAST COMMENT? >>I DON’T THINK YOUR MICROPHONE IS ON, DOCTOR. WE KEEP CALLING YOU DOCTOR. >>IT EMBARRASSES HIM. >>YOU CAN STOP AT ANY TIME. >>YOU WILL FIND IT NOWHERE ON A BUSINESS CARD. >>DEEPLY APPRECIATE THE NEED TO INCREASE THE CHILD CARE OPPORTUNITIES BUT THE GOAL IS NOT JUST THAT BUT FOR FOLKS PAYING FOR CHILD CARE NOW AND POTENTIALLY IMPROVISH AG THEMSELVES. IT WOULD BE A SUCCESS IN PART BUT NOT IN WHOLE IF SOME OF THE PARENTS CURRENTLY FACING CHILD CARE ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE AND TO ENROLL THEIR CHILDREN EFFECTIVELY AT LOWER COSTS. SO IT IS A COMBINATION OF BOTH WANTING TO IMPROVE THE EXPANSION OF THE PROGRAM IN TERMS OF FOLKS THAT HAVE KIDS ENROLLED IN EXISTING PROGRAMS AND AS TIM MENTIONED INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SLOTS AVAILABLE. IT IS ABOUT BOTH IF YOU WILL. >>COUNCIL MEMBER GONZELEZ. >>THANK YOU. IS THE EXPANSION ON C CAP INCREASING ELIGIBILITY FROM THREE PERCENT HUNDRED PERCENT TO 350% SO MORE PEOPLE WOULD QUALIFY ON THEIR INCOME ALONE? DOES IT INCLUDE PROVIDING A A DEEPER SUBSIDY FOR THOSE THAT ARE ENROLLED IN THE C CAP PROGRAM AND RECEIVING SUBSIDIES. >>IT IS EXPANDING ACCESS FROM 300 TO 350. >>WHEN WE GO FROM 300% TO 350%, WHAT IS THE INCOME BRACKET? >>50, 730 TO AROUND 59, 185. >>FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR? >>YES, FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR. >>OKAY. AND IS THERE — WAS THERE ANY OTHER — DOES THIS MODEL INCLUDE ANY OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OTHER THAN INCOME? >>OTHER THAN INCOME? IT ADDS, ELIGIBLE AND PREVIOUSLY FEWER ATTENDING YOU WEREN’T ELIGIBLE TO HAVE A VOUCHER SO THAT’S THE ONLY CHANGE OUTSIDE OF INCOME ELIGIBILITY TO ELIGIBILITY. >>IF YOUR A PARENT THAT IS PURSUING AN ADVANCED DEGREE YOU DON’T QUALIFY UNDER THE C CAP PROGRAM? >>THAT’S CORRECT. >>AND THEN ADDITIONALLY ON TOP OF THIS, IS THERE RESERVES IN THE EXPANSION PLAN. THIS GETS TO THE POINT THAT WE WERE ASKING, IF WE DON’T GET ENOUGH PROVIDERS FOR THE EXPANSION PROPOSAL THAN, WHAT HAPPENS TO — WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS OR THE DELTA OF THE DOLLARS THAT AREN’T BEING UTILIZED BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T REACHED OUR RATES AND HAVEN’T MEANINGLY INCREASED THE SUPPLY SIDE OF THE QUESTION WHICH IS A WEIRD WAY TO TALK ABOUT ENCOURAGING A MORE PROVIDERS TO TAKE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR KIDS? >>LET ME GET THAT INFORMATION AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT. >>I HAVE YOUR NUMBER AND I’LL CALL YOU. >>WE WILL COMING UP WITH IT. >>I THINK WE HAVE THIS POLICY DEBATE DURING THE LEVY WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SPP EXPANSIONS PRESCHOOL EXPANSION IN PARTICULAR THERE HAD BEEN AN ORIGINAL FORECAST OF WHAT WE THOUGHT THAT EXPANSION SHOULD BE BECAUSE WE THOUGHT IT WAS TOO AMBITIOUS AND WE DIDN’T WANT TO END IN A POSITION TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES FOR EXPANSION PURPOSES AND SET OURSELVES IN TWO WAYS, ONE, NOT USING THE MONEY AND TWO, BEING PUT IN A SITUATION NOT USING THE MONEY MEANT NOT HITTING OUR TARGETS THAT COULD BE INTERPRETED SCALING IN TERMS OF THE SUCCESS RATE OF THOSE TYPES OF PROGRAMS. I JUST AM COGNIZANT OF THE FACT THAT WHILE CHILD CARE IS A NEED FROM ACCESS PERSPECTIVE WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE WITH THE NEED FOR ATTENTION PAID TO THE NUMBER OF PROVIDERS WHO CAN MEANFULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE CHILD CARE INDUSTRY BECAUSE IT IS A BROKEN INDUSTRY FOR MOSTLY WOMEN, MOSTLY WOMEN OF COLOR, MANY IMMIGRANT WOMEN THAT ARE GETTING PAID MINIMUM WAGE OR LESS TO DO THIS IMPORTANT WORK. >>ON THE ISSUE OF THE UPTAKE RATE HOW MANY FAMILIES ARE WE SERVING. >>WE INCREASED BY 28%, CLOSER TO 830. SO FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE OVERSPENDING ON SUBSIDY AND THERE’S A SUPPLEMENTAL COMING FOR THE VOUCHERS SO THE MODEL ASSUMES A HIGH LEVEL OF GROWTH CONSISTENT TO WHAT WE HAVE SEEN FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS AND THAT IS BUILT INTO THE FACE OF THE ASSUMPTION FOR THE VOUCHER GROWTH. >>INCREASING FUNDING UNDER THE EXISTING PROGRAMS AND JUST TO POINT OUT THAT 350% OF A POVERTY FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR IS $90,000. THAT’S THE UPPER END OF WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, TO PROVIDE SUBSIDY FOR A SIGNIFICANT SHARE OF THE POPULATION IN THAT NEW INCOME GROUP. >>I KNOW WE ARE NOT IN THE ISSUE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS YET BUT I WON’T BE HERE NEXT WEEK AND DON’T WANT TO MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THIS THE RADAR. WE HAVE WORKED ON THIS ELIGIBILITY SPECTRUM FOR ACCESS ON THESE ISSUES. JUST WANT TO FLAG THIS PARTICULAR SPACE AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW IT WAS DONE AND WHAT ASSUMPTIONS THE MODEL IS RELYING ON TO GIVE US CONFIDENCE THAT IT IS GOING TO BE A 600 ADDITIONAL CHILDREN AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROJECTIONS ARE SET AT THE RATE LEVEL. IT MAY BE POSSIBLE WE NEED MORE BASED ON WHAT YOU JUST SAID MR. WOLFE. THAT WOULD ALSO BE SIGNIFICANT AREA OF INTEREST FOR ME. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. AND WHAT I WILL DO IS JUMP NEXT TO THE — ANOTHER ONE OF OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES IN THE BOTTOM CELL DOWN HERE. >>WE HAVE QUESTION NUMBER TWO DOWN HERE. >>SO HARD NOT TO TALK ABOUT CHILD CARE. FORWARD BUT WE ARE IN LINE IN TERMS OF OUR QUESTIONING AND I WILL TRY NOT TO REPEAT THOSE. I DO WANT TO UNDERSCORE THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING SURE THAT WAGES THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT C CAP EXPANSION WITH THE PROVIDER WAGE INCREASE, CORRECT? >>THERE IS A MARKET RATE ADJUSTMENT BUILT INTO THIS, YES. 8.5%. AND THAT COMES THROUGH NOT AS A WAGE INCREASE BUT THE SUBSIDY SO THE VOUCHER AMOUNT IS INCREASING THAT GOES TO THE PROVIDER. >>I SEE. AND WOULD IT BE CLEAR TO FLAG THAT AS INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT. NOT NECESSARILY A BONUS FOR THE WORKERS. IT IS MORE CATCHING UP WITH WHAT THE MARKET CURRENTLY HAS. >>WE DO AN ANNUAL MARKET STUDY LOOKING AT THE C CAP PROVIDERS TO GET A LOOK AT THE INCREASE EVERY YEAR. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION AND THEN IN ADDITION TO THAT MARKET RATE STABILIZATION AMOUNT, I AM GOING TO TRY NOT TO SAY WAGE INCREASE, ARE THERE OTHER AREAS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO LOOK AT TO ENSURE MORE PROVIDERS HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED. YOU MENTIONED DOING MORE WITH OUR PROVIDERS, THAT’S AN ADDITION BUT ARE THERE COMPETENT WAYS TO REACH OUT AND MAKE SURE PROVIDERS HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO PROCEED IN THE PROGRAM WHERE THEY CURRENTLY DON’T HAVE OR IS THERE OTHER WAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE NOT PROMOTING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY WITH OUR PUBLIC DOLLARS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WITH THE CONTRACTED PROVIDERS. ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THIS INFLATIONARY ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT. >>ONE-HALF OF THE 800 QUALITY SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL ADJUSTMENT. IT GOES TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SO CURRENTLY C CAP PROVIDERS ARE ABLE TO ACCESS THE TRAININGS AND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY LEARNING DEVELOPMENT, MOSTLY FOR SP PROVIDERS AND BECAUSE OF THE SPP GROWTH, MOST C CAP PROVIDERS DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THAT. WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SEATS FOR C CAP PROVIDERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE AFTER THE TRAININGS WE ARE OFFERING. SO A HEFTY PROPOSAL FOCUS IS ON PROFESSIONAL QUALITY DEVELOPMENT. >>THE LAST QUESTION UNLESS YOU HAVE A FOLLOW-UP. >>I DON’T HAVE A SPECIFIC FOLLOW-UP. >>MY LAST QUESTION FOR THE C CAP EXPANSION, I’M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT THE TIMING WHEN WE LOOK AT THE C CAP EXPANSION, I KNOW WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT OUT HERE FOR INCLUDING THAT IN THE LEVY AND WE KNOW IT WAS COST PROHIBITIVE. IT BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER. HAVE WE STARTED THE PROGRAM? WHERE DID THE FUNDS COME FROM? WAS THE COUNCIL ENGAGED. I’M A CONCERNED THAT THERE IS SOMETHING IN A PROPOSALLED BUDGET THAT IS IMPLEMENTED. I AM NOT SAYING IT HAS HAPPENED DEO BEFORE. WE HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN IN OTHER AREAS FOR EXAMPLE LAST YEAR. HAS THIS EXPANSION OCCURRED AND WHAT ROLE DID WE HAVE, IF ANY, FOR THAT? >>I CAN START ON THE ELIGIBILITY INCREASE, THAT AS YOU SAID HAVE TAKEN EFFECT IN SEPTEMBER, THE 300, 350. NONE OF THIS OTHER IS IN EFFECT. THAT’S THE ONE PIECE THAT IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. >>IF I COULD ADD ON THE C CAP, THIS IS NOT A NEW AREA OF PROGRAMMING FOR THE CITY, WE HAVE BEEN FUNDING C CAP FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND SO THIS IS JUST ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION IS MY UNDERSTANDING TO CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THE PRIOR WORK, THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IS THE CHANGE IN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND I AM HEARING ALLOWING ESL CLASSROOMS TO QUALIFY FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH C CAP OR SUBSIDY AS WE ARE REFERRING TO IT HERE. THOSE ARE GOOD MODIFICATIONS. I THINK THERE IS OTHER AREAS OF THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WE MAY WANT TO CONSIDER TO AUGMENT THE REACH OF WHO CAN ACTUALLY MEANINGLY ACCESS CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES TO ALIGN WITH THE REALITY OF WHO IS HAVING CHILDREN AND WHAT THEIR LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES MIGHT BE WHICH IS WHY I BROUGHT UP THE EXAMPLE OF PARENTS WHO MIGHT BE ENROLLED FULL TIME AND GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR EXAMPLE. WE HAVE REAL STORIES OF WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO QUALIFY FOR C CAP EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN CLEARLY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR CHILD CARE. AND COULD REALLY BENEFIT FROM C CAP AND THEY’RE BEING EFFECTIVELY PENALIZED BECAUSE THEY BE ENROLLED IN GRADUATE SCHOOL AND THAT SEEMS UNFAIR. >>MAYBE WE CAN CONTINUE THE DIALOGUE AT THOSE TIMES. >>MOST OF THE FUNDING FROM C CAP HAS COME FROM THE LEVY, IS THAT ACCURATE OR IS IT GENERAL FUND? >>IT HAS BEEN A MIX OF LEVY AND GENERAL FUND. >>OK. AND SO THE EXPANSION DOLLARS ARE COMING THIS TIME FROM THE SWEET AND BEVERAGE TAX, IS THE BASE FUNDING STILL A MIXTURE SO NOW IT WILL BE A MIXTURE OF SWEET AND GENERAL TAX AND A LEVY DOLLARS? >>SO OUR BASE FUNDING IS 20 19, 2020 BASE IS GENERAL FUND. THERE’S A COMPONENT OF LEVY DOLLARS AS YOU ARE REFERENCING TO CONTRIBUTE TO SUBSIDIES AND THE EXPANSION OF $3 MILLION BY THE SWEET TAX. >>IN THE RESOLUTION THAT COUNCIL PASSED TOGETHER WITH A LEVY PROPOSAL THERE WAS A REFERENCE TO A CHILD CARE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM TO ALLOCATE $4 MILLION TO A PROSPECTIVE CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. HOW DOES THAT RELATE TO C CAP, IF AT ALL? >>WOULD THIS BE ANOTHER — CAN WE FOLLOW BACK UP WITH YOU ON THAT ONE SPECIFICALLY TO TALK ABOUT HOW THEY OVERALL RELATE? >>SURE. AND I SUSPECT THAT COUNCILMEMBER ILLSA HAS INTEREST IN THAT AREA. >>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA HAS ANOTHER QUESTION. >>I APPRECIATE THE RESPONSE AND QUITE FRANKLY WE ALL UP HERE DON’T GO A DAY WITHOUT THE NEED TO EXPANDED THE PROGRAMS AND OUR DESIRE TO SEE MORE AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE. WE SPEND ALMOST EVERY DAY TALKING ABOUT THAT. THIS IS NOT A QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT I SUPPORT EXPANDING C CAP TO’S ADDITIONAL FAMILIES AND WHEN WE LOOK AT 59,000 ADDS A YEAR, WE KNOW FOLKS ARE STRUGGLING AND ALSO AT 80,000 AND ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND TO AFFORD CHILD CARE. IT IS REAL. MY QUESTIONS ARE IN LINE WITH THE PROCESS HERE. IF A PROGRAM HAS ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED PROPOSED IN THE BUDGET, BEGAN IMPLEMENTATION BEFORE THE COUNCIL HAD A CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON IT. I WORRY ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT THE PROCESS HAS ON OUR FUTURE DELIBERATIONS. ONE GOOD EXAMPLE I DON’T WANT TO BE IN A SITUATION THAT A PROGRAM HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED AND SOMEHOW COUNCIL HAS TO MAKE ON DECISION ON PROGRAMS THAT WILL AND WON’T. IT IS NOT ALL GENERAL FUND AND MAYBE THIS IS BETTER DIRECTED AT COUNCILMEMBER NOBEL. I AM WORRIED ABOUT A PROGRAM NOT COMING TO COUNCIL BEFORE. >>UNDERSTAND THAT WE SHARE THE BROAD INTERESTS, I THINK WE ALL DO IN PROVIDING INCREASED ACCESS. THERE IS NOT SUFFICIENT FUNDING IN OUR PROPOSAL OR ANY OBVIOUS SET OF REVENUES TO PROVIDE UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO THE RESOURCES SO WE ON THE EXECUTIVE SIDE DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO USE THE RESOURCES AND THOUGHT THE EXPANSION WAS NOT WORTHWHILE ITSELF IN TERMS OF ELIGIBILITY AND INCREASED FUNDING FOR ITS BREADTH WAS WORTHWHILE AND FORCED DECISION BUSINESS PROGRAM STRUCTURE. >>CAN I ADD QUICKLY? I KNOW WE ARE TRYING TO MOVE ALONG HERE. I AM SENSITIVE TO COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S CONCERN AROUND PROCESS AND WANT TO POINT BACK TO THE REST SO THAT REST RESOLUTION THAT WE PASS ON THE LEVY SO FROM MY PERSPECTIVE I SEE THIS AS A PARTIAL RESPONSE TO DIRECTION FROM THE CITY COUNCIL IN THAT RESOLUTION TO LOOK AT MODIFYING THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA TO ALLOW BETTER ACCESS TO MORE FAMILY AS FOR THIS. SO FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH, I RECEIVED THIS PROPOSAL IN THE SPIRIT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THAT RESOLUTION AND I THINK RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME FOR US TO HAVE THAT DEBATE AND DETERMINE FROM OUR INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS WHETHER OR NOT IT IS IN RESPONSE TO AND COMPLIANCE WITH WHAT WE WANTED TO SEE IN TERMS OF A POLICY DIRECTION WHEN WE CONSIDERED THAT RESOLUTION AND I AM SENSITIVE TO THE DEPARTMENT’S NEED TO HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY GIVING THE TIMING OF WHEN THESE TUITION SUBSIDIES ARE EXPECTED BY FAMILIES THAT ARE STARTING THEIR SCHOOL YEAR FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM ALTHOUGH CHILD CARE IS OFTEN YEAR ROUND. IF THERE WAS A VACUUM OF INFORMATION THAT I CREATED AS THE CHAIR OF THIS COMMITTEE, I WANTED TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF THE MEA CULPA AWAY FROM THE DEPARTMENT IN WHAT YOU SHARED. >>WE LOOK FOR THE RECORD TO THIS DISCUSSION. IT IS A RICH POLICY SPACE AND ONE THAT WE HAVE ENGAGED IN OUR SIDE AND ALSO WITH YOU THROUGH THE PLEP LEVY AND PROPOSAL. IT IS A DEEP CHALLENGE TO PROVIDE BOTH A BROADER SET OF INCENTIVES FOCUSING ON THE FAMILIES AND CHILDREN AND THE PROVIDERS AND STRIKING THAT BALANCE. AND OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A SHARED INTEREST FROM EXECUTIVE FROM THE COUNCIL ON INCREASING ACCESS AND CAPACITY THROUGHOUT THE CITY. >>THANK YOU. I THINK THAT’S VERY CLEAR. I APPRECIATE THE DIALOGUE UP HERE. OKAY. PLEASE. CONTINUE. >>SURE. THANK YOU. THE NEXT CELL DOWN AT THE BOTTOM IS UPPER BOUND AND ANOTHER ONE THAT I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT COMING OVER TO DEAL. ONE OF OUR PRIORITY AS IS TO TRANSITION UPPER BOUND TO DEAL STARTING IN THE WINTER OF 2020. I’M NOT SURE IF EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT UPPER BOUND ULTIMATELY IT IS HIGHLY RESPECTED PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS LOW INCOME AND FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS THAT ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THESE STUDENTS ARE IN PURSUIT OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AROUND UPPER BOUND PREPARES THESE STUDENTS TO SUCCESSFULLY ENTER AND COMPLETE POST SECONDARY EDUCATION. WE KNOW THAT THIS TRANSITION MAKES PERFECT SENSE FOR US GIVEN OUR PLEP LEVY GOALS. WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO HAVE UPPER BOUND COMING OVER TO DEAL. >>GOOD. HOW ABOUT THE NEXT PRIORITY PAGE? THANK. >>THE NEXT PRIORITY. ALL OF THIS SLIDE, THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE LEVY. JUST SO YOU KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE SO FAR. BY THE END OF 2020, WE WILL HAVE ALL OF OUR SCHOOL BASE AND CBO CONTRACTS OUT THE DOOR. AND LOOKING AT THE EXPANSION FOR PRESCHOOL WE SERVED 1470 CHILDREN. WE DO HAVE THE CAPACITY OR WE WILL HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SERVE APPROXIMATELY 279 MORE PRESCHOOLERS IN 1920 SCHOOL YEAR SO OUR GOAL, WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT EXPECTING IS TO SERVE BETWEEN 2450 AND 2500 CHILDREN BY THE END OF THE LEVY. WE ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THAT. THE LAST PRIORITY UP HERE IS ANOTHER ONE THAT IS AWESOME IS THE SEATTLE PROMISE EXPANSION. I WANTED TO SHARE BACKGROUND THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THAT THE SEATTLE PROMISE IS EXPANDING FROM SIX HIGH SCHOOLS TO 17 PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS THIS YEAR. WE ARE LOOKING AT A SIZEABLE INCREAS IN PARTICIPATION AND JUST FOR YOU TO KNOW FOR THE 13th AND 14th YEAR, WE HAVE PROMISELY — WE HAVE GONE FROM 301 STUDENTS TO 700 STUDENTS. SO THIS — ALL OF THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE LEVY RAMP UP AND INVESTMENTS THAT WE HAVE FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN THE SEATTLE PROMISE. SO WE ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THESE PRIORITIES FOR 2020. VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. >>I WILL GO OVER THE NEXT TWO SLIDE. THE SLIDE AS YOU CAN SEE THE FOUR YEAR BUDGET. THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION IS RELATIVELY STABLE. WHAT LOOKS LIKE A DIP BETWEEN ’19 AND ‘IS THE SWEET BEVERAGE TAX. WE ARE MOVING TO OTHER APPROPRIATION. THE GROWTH, THE OTHER THING I POINT OUT IS THE GROWTH WE HAVE GROWN TREMENDOUSLY IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS BECAUSE OF THE PLEP LEVY. WE HAVE HAD 23 NEW POSITIONS AND THAT WAS HUGE GROWTH AND THE PROPOSED BUDGET HAS A MODERATE GROWTH AND LARGELY FUNDED TO THE PLEP LEVY UP AND DOWN. CIRCLING BACK TO WHAT DWAYNE HAS COVERED IS THE UPPER BOUND TRANSFER AND C CAP EXPANSION. WE ARE PROPOSING TO ADD THREE NEW POSITIONS TO HELP WITH THE LEVY IMPLEMENTATIONS AS WE ARE A FEW WEEKS IN TO PLEP LEVY THERE IS A LOT TO DO WITH THE ROLL OUT AND SO THAT IS WHAT THE THREE POSITIONS ARE TIED TO. >>GOOD. MAY I? >>ARE THOSE POSITIONS HOUSED WITHIN DEAL OR HOUSE THE SOMEWHERE ELSE? >>THEY ARE ALL THREE NEW DEAL POSITIONS. >>THEY ARE AT DEAL. >>AT DEAL. >>NOT AT SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR SEATTLE COLLEGES? OKAY. COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. I APPRECIATED HEARING HOW YOU ARE INCLUDING HB2158 IN YOUR POLICY FRAMEWORK. AND JUST KIND OF TAKE A BIT BACK TO THE MORNING. WE HEARD A GREAT PRESENTATION ABOUT A KNOWLEDGE BASE ECONOMY CONCERNS ABOUT AUTOMATION AND GOING TO THE WASHINGTON STATE SCHOLARSHIP THAT IS A GREAT PROGRAM AND GIVEN THAT SEATTLE HAS A STRONG KNOWLEDGE-BASE ECONOMY, IS THERE DISCUSSION INTERNALLY TO DEL TO INCORPORATE THAT? >>YES, THERE IS. YES, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YES, THERE IS DISCUSSION INTERNALLY AND WE ARE WORKING WITH THE FOLKS WITH HB121 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT AND TO SEE WHAT — HOW DEAL CAN ALIGN WITH IT. AND AS FAR AS DIRECTOR LEE, BOBLY LEE GOES, IS DL IS IN COLLABORATION LOOKING AT THE CHANGING ECONOMY AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WILL PROVIDE RESOURCES TO MAKE SURE THERE IS SOME TYPE OF ALIGNMENT SO THEY CAN HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CHANGING ECONOMY AS WELL. >>JUST FOR ADDITIONAL CONTEXT, COLLEAGUES, THE WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP IS A PROGRAM THAT IS OPERATED STATEWIDE WHERE PRIVATE DONORS, USED TO BE THAT PRIVATE DONORS WOULD RECEIVE A MATCH FROM THE STATE FOR THE DONATION TO HELP FUND FOUR YEAR COLLEGE EDUCATION, FOR CT EDUCATION FOR ON ANYONE LOW INCOME OR FIRST LEGISLATION. TO PROVIDE CITIES THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ANY GRADUATE WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP OR BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE MATCH AS WELL. I HAVE INTEREST IN HOW SEATTLE CAN HELP LEAD IN THE BROADER STATEWIDE EFFORT BECAUSE I THINK SEATTLE CAN BE WELL POSITIONED TO PRESENT STEM WORKERS AND CTE WORKERS AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP. ANYTHING ELSE FROM YOU TWO? >>NO. THAT’S IT. JUST THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT. >>I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PATIENCE. THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THROWN AT YOU. THANK YOU. YOUR MATERIAL IS HELPFUL. ONE LAST QUESTION FROM ME. CAN YOU GIVE US A STATUS ON NOVA HIGH SCHOOL? LAST YEAR WE PUT IN 200 OVER THE PERIOD OF THE TIME OVER THE LEVY TO GO TO NOVA HIGH SCHOOL FOR THEIR MEDICAL CLINIC. >>THE LAST WE CHECKED IN NOVA HIGH SCHOOL HAD BEEN IN TOUCH WITH FOLKS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH KING COUNTY IN TALKING ABOUT WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE IN THE SCHOOL. AS FAR AS DEVELOPMENT, IF WE HAVE ANY MOVEMENT FROM THEM, WHAT I CAN DO IS FOLLOW BACK UP WITH YOU WITH A VISIT FROM FOLKS FROM KING COUNTY AND GET AN OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE. >>THAT WOULD BE GOOD. YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ALWAYS TAKES TWICE AS LONG AND TEN TIMES AS LONG AS I EVER WANT BUT WE WERE TALKING WITH THE PRINCIPAL AS NOVA LAST YEAR AND HE WAS REACHING OUT AS I UNDERSTAND TO SOME OF THE LOCAL MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS, UW TO SAY, CHILDREN, DO YOU WANT TO BE A PARTNER AND I AM INTERESTED IN WHETHER THAT HAS HAPPENED AND WHETHER WE WILL SEE THIS. >>I WILL BE SURE TO FOLLOW BACK UP WITH YOU ON THAT. >>VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ONE MORE QUESTION? GO AHEAD. >>SO WE DIDN’T SEE IN THE SLIDES AND WE HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK IN THERE WAS EMAIL CONFERENCE ABOUT THE CHILD CARE ON-SITE. AND WHAT I AM STILL HOPING THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO IS WORK WITH FA F AND YOU ALL TO CREATE CHILD CARE ON THE SITE. AND I KNOW THAT THERE IS A MODEL THAT IS PROJECTED THAT FOLKS FOUND WAS COST PROHIBITED BUT AMONG THE ANALYSIS THERE IS SCALABLE OPTIONS, CAN’T LET YOU LEAVE AT TABLE WITHOUT SAYING TO THE COLLEAGUES AND DEPARTMENT, I STILL THINK THAT THERE IS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES RIGHT HERE AT CITY HALL OR ACROSS THE STREET THAT DON’T REQUIRE THE FULL SCALE OF CHANGES AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS THAT WERE BEING SUGGESTED IN THE MEMO AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO ON-SITE AS INITIAL STEPS. >>OKAY. THANK YOU FOR THAT. LOOK FORWARD TO THAT. >>ALL RIGHT. ONE MORE QUESTION FROM COUNCILMEMBER GONZELEZ AND THEN WE WILL GO INTO PUBLIC COMMENTS. >>AND IF YOU DON THIS READILY AVAILABLE. YOU CAN SUBMIT AN ANSWER LATER BUT ON THE FTES, THE ADDITIONAL FTES FOR PLEP. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF WHAT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN THEY WILL WORK ON? >>PUBLIC RELATION AS SPECIALIST TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE INVESTMENTS AND THE TEAM IS A TEAM OF TWO. THE OTHER ONE IS DATA OPERATIONS FOR EARLY LEARNING A SO THERE IS A LOT OF DATA SYSTEMS IN THAT DIVISION AND THEY NEED A LOT OF WORK AND REALLY MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE ENTERING DATA AND TRACKING MONITORING. YOU HAVE GOOD DATA QUALITY ESSENTIALLY SO WE CAN ACTUALLY DO THE PROGRAM MONITORING AND EQUAL ASSURANCE IN A MORE PURE OPERATION AS IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION WITH THE GROWTH. FROM LAST YEAR WE ARE ADDING AN ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION IN THE EARLY LEARNING POSITION. >>THANK YOU. EXCELLENT. >>OKAY. QUESTIONS. SO I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TOMORROW FOR A MOMENT. AND ALSO I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL OF YOU WHO ARE HERE. COUNCILMEMBERS MOSQUEDA AND GONZELEZ, I THINK YOU GET THE AWARD. JOINT AWARD FOR THE MOST QUESTIONS OF THE DAY. APPRECIATE SO MUCH. COUNILMEMBER PACHECO AND JUAREZ THANKS FOR STICKING WITH US AND BEING PART OF THE CONVERSATION TODAY. DWAYNE AND TIM, THANK YOU. WE JUST APPRECIATE YOUR WORK SO MUCH AND NO MORE LONGER DR. NOVA, IT IS GREAT HAVING YOU HERE AND LISA AND BRIAN. WITH THAT TOMORROW, WE HAVE GOT ANOTHER SIX DEPARTMENT DAY. THE MORNING WILL BE TRANSPORTATION. CIVIL RIGHTS AND IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEE AFFAIRS AND IN THE AFTERNOON STARTING AT 2:00, POLICE, FIRE AND OS SUSTAINABILITY. LOOK FORWARD TO THAT AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR THAT. WE WILL END THIS PART OF THE MEETING AND MOVE TO PUBLIC COMMENT. JODY, CAN YOU GRAB THE SHEET FOR ME? >>CAN I ASK A PROCEDURAL QUESTION? >>YES. I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THE WALK THROUGH. ONE QUESTION IS DO YOU KNOW OR SHOULD WE ANTICIPATE FROM CENTRAL A STAFF THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION AT A CERTAIN TIME PRIOR TO THE DAY THAT WE ARE REVIEWING THE MATERIALS? >>WHEN DO YOU WANT THEM? >>I KNOW THEY ARE BUSY, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD TEE UP OUR TEAMS FOR A 4:30 DELIVERY FOR THE NEXT DAY I KNOW OUR INCREDIBLE STAFF GO THROUGH THE MATERIAL LIKE WE DO AND HAVING THEM READY TO RECEIVE IT IS CHALLENGING A. >>WHEN PEOPLE ARE THINKING IT IS NOT 5:30. CAN I GO HOME? I THINK MS. MCCLAIN HAS SOMETHING TO SAY. >>PATTY SENT OUT A NEW VERSION. WE ARE TRYING TO GET IT OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A LOT OF IT HINGES ON WHEN WE RECEIVE INFORMATION AND THE POWER POINTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT IN THE FINAL FORM. >>WHAT IS THE GOAL? ARE WE TRYING TO GET IT OUT BEFORE 4:00? >>BY TWO, THE DAY BEFORE AND THEN UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE HAD TO REFRESH A COUPLE OF AGENDAS. >>FOR THE A DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS, THAT IS NOT THE DELIVERY FOR ANY FUTURE TERMS? >>YES. >>SAY THAT AGAIN. >>SO THAT IS THE TIMELINE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS FOR THE PRESENTATIONS MOVING FORWARD THAT OUR CENTRAL STAFF DRIVEN WE ARE HOPING TO GET THEM OUT EARLIER. >>WHAT IS THE TIME LINE? TO GET THEM OUT EARLIER, I WON’T PUT YOU ON THE SPOT TODAY. ARE THE ONES FOR TOMORROW OUT NOW? >>THEY ARE. >>VERY GOOD. ALL RIGHT. SO THERE’S THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION. >>THOSE ARE THE DEPARTMENT. >>FOR TOMORROW. >>YES. >>I THINK THE QUESTION WAS ABOUT PRESENTATIONS GENERATED AND DRIVEN BY COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF VERSUS DEPARTMENTS IS HOW I UNDERSTOOD IT THAT IS RELEVANT TO NEXT WEEK. >>YOU ARE GONE. >>YES, I KNOW. >>NEXT WEEK IS ALSO DEPARTMENTS SO FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK WHEN WE GET TO ISSUE ID, I CAN’T PULL OUT THE TIMELINE OFF OF THE TOP OF MY HEAD BUT IT IS SOONER THAN THE DAY BEFORE, I CAN TELL. >>I SEND THAT TO YOU IN SEPARATE CODE AS. WE HAVE DIFFERENT DEADLINES. >>RIGHT. I THINK THAT PATTY AND ALLISON, YOU HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB ABOUT PUTTING THEM ON ONE SHEET AND WITH COLOR CORRECTIONS ON IT AND HIGHLIGHTS SO IF THERE IS ANYTHING ANYBODY LOOKS AT AND IS CONFUSED LET US KNOW. ON IT IS SO HELPFUL TO HAVE IT TOGETHER. TOMORROW, 9:30 START TIME AND TRANSPORTATION, CIVIL RIGHTS AND IMMIGRATION AND WE WILL RESET UNTIL 2 WHEN WE WILL HEAR FROM POLICE, FIRE AND SUSTAIN ABILITY. NEXT WEEK WE ARE FOCUSING ON WEDNESDAY A FULL DAY SESSION ON REALLY FOCUSING ON THE PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE HOMELESS BUT I THINK YOU SAID AT TNC CONVERSATION. >>A CROSS CUTTING DAY SO ISSUES THAT HIT SEVERAL DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY WILL BE HOMELESSNESS AND SO WE WILL HEAR FROM HSD AND SPU DEPARTMENTS AND PARKS, I BELIEVE AND THE SECOND HALF OF THE DAY WE WILL START WITH LEAD AND FOLLOW UP WITH WITH A TNC DISCUSSION. >>NEXT THURSDAY 5:30. OKAY. WHO EVERYBODY THAT WANTED TO SPEAK SIGNED THEIR NAME ON THE SHEET? WE WILL GET STARTED. JOSH. NICE JOB YOU HAVE BEEN HERE ALL DAY AND TINA AND DUSTIN LAMBRO. GOOD AFTERNOON I’M JOSH VOTE AND I WORK IN WASHINGTON TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF INCREASING THE BUDGET TO GO TO THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH FUNDS. THEY GO FOR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE POPULATIONS OF VICTIMS. PEOPLE OF CLOSURE AND LGTB COMMUNITIES . SINCE THE START OF THE ENFORCEMENT GRANT OUR COLLABORATIVE THE FAIR WORKS COLLABORATIVE HAS PROVIDED INFORMATION AND MORE THAN HALF OF A DOZEN LANGUAGES TO MORE THAN 50,000 WORKERS IN SEATTLE AND IN-DEPTH TRAINING TO 7000 WORKERS AND OVER HALF OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE TRAINED HAVE BEEN IN LANGUAGES ON OTHER THAN ENGLISH. WE HAVE INTERPRETATION SERVICES AVAILABLE WHEN WE KNOW THEY ARE NEEDED. THE LEGAL CLINIC HAS PROVIDED 700 CONSULTATIONS AND RECOVERED $7.2 MILLION FOR LOW WAGE WORKERS AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE. AS ONE RESTAURANT WORKER FROM A RECENT CASE SAID YOU GET USED TO PUTTING UP WITH A LOT WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF SHENANIGAS IN RESTAURANTS. WHAT IS NEEDED IS A CULTURE CHANGE FOR PEOPLE TO STAND UP WHAT IS RIGHT. WE GO ALONG WITH MANAGEMENT BECAUSE THERE IS A LINE OF PEOPLE WAITING TO TAKE WHATEVER JOB. WORKERS NEED THEY HAVE RIGHTS AND CAN’T BE FIRED FOR SAYING SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY PAYCHECK. THE PEOPLE THAT RECEIVE THE FUNDS CREATE A CRITICAL ROLE AND EMPOWER WORKERS BECAUSE WE MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE AT IN THEIR PREFERRED LANGUAGES AND INFORM THEM OF THEIR RIGHTS AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE WE CAN BE DOING. INCLUDING NEARLY TWICE AS MANY LABOR STANDARDS AS WHEN THE CYCLE BEGAN AND INCREASING THE LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY AND TO REACH MORE WORKERS. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO BOOST THE CRITICAL FUNDS FOR O LS AND THANK YOU. >>WELCOME HOME. TINA, DOES DUSTIN AND KATIE. >>GOOD AFTERNOON COUNCILMEMBERS. MY NAME IS TINA SIGGERSON AND I AM HERE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE 45 MEMBERS OF OSS775. AND WE JUST WANT TO APPLAUD THE WORK OF OLS AND OF THEIR COMMUNITY OUTREACH PARTNERS. WE URGE YOU TO PRIORITIZE FUNDING AND INCREASE YOUR INVESTMENTS BY ONE MILLION IN THE 2020 BUDGET. SEATTLE’S WORKER PROTECTION IS AS STRONG AS THE ENFORCEMENT. OLS HAVE RECOVERED TWO MILLION THIS YEAR FOR WORKERS. 98-POINT 9% OF THAT MONEY WENT BACK TO THE WORKERS. GRANT RECIPIENTS SUCH AS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE LATINO COMMUNITY AND THE FAIR WORK COLLABORATIVE HAVE THE NECESSARY EXPERTISE AND TRUST TO REACH WORKERS IN SEATTLE’S MANY COMMUNITIES. THEY HAVE HELPED SEVERAL THOUSAND WORKERS PROVIDING TRAINING IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES AND AIDING THEM AND ASSERTING THEIR RIGHTS. AS THE CITY UNDERSTOOD WHEN IT CREATED THE COEF IT IS CRITICAL THAT EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH ENFORCEMENT REACHED THE POPULATIONS OF WORKERS THAT NEEDED IT THE MOST. PEOPLE OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES AND LGTB WORKERS AND OTHERS THAT ARE LEAST LIKELY TO COME FORWARD ON THEIR OWN. THE ROBUST EDUCATION EFFORTS OF OLS PARTNERS ARE FOSTERING COMPLIANCE WITH LABOR LAWS AND WORKING TO ENSURE THAT ALL WORKERS ARE PROTECTED. SEATTLE CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WAY IN ADVANCING DIGNITY AND FAIR PAY FOR WORKERS. ENACTING INNOVATIVE WORKER PROTECTION SUCH AS THE DOMESTIC WORKERS ORDINANCE AND HOTEL WORKERS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT OF OLS AND THE CO S AND ASK CAN THAT THE EFFORTS ARE FUNDED AS THE NUMBERS OF LAWS THAT THEY ARE TASKED WITH EFFORTING INCREASES. >>DUSTIN AND KATIE AND COLLEEN. >>GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIRMAN BAGSHAW. TEAMSTER 117 REPRESENTS FORKLIFT OPERATORS AT THE REPUBLIC SERVICES FACILITY ON 3rd AND LANDDER IN SOTO. THAT CONTRACTS THE CITY TO PROVIDE PROCESSING OF MATERIALS. REPUBLIC SUBCONTRACTS THE PROCESSING OF THOSE MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT FROM SEATTLE TO AN A ARIZONA BASE NONUNION STAFFING COMPANY LEAD POINT. IN 2016 WE BEGAN AN ORGANIZE A GO DRIVE WITH THE WORKERS. DURING A THE COURSE OF ORGANIZING WE FOUND THAT WORKERS IMMIGRANTS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR WERE NOT BEING PAID THE CORRECT WAGE RATE FOR LARGE BUSINESSES IN SEATTLE. WHILE OUR ORGANIZING A DRIVE WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL, WE FELT GOOD THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DIRECT THE WORKERS TO THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS SO THAT THEY COULD PURSUE WHAT THEY WERE OWED. AFTER AN EXHAUSTIVE THREE YEAR EFFORT THIS SUMMER OLS REACHED THEIR LARGEST SETTLEMENT IN ITS HISTORY, $700,000 IN BACK WAGES FOR 358 SORTERS. IT WAS A THREE YEAR COMPLEX COMPANY WIDE INVESTIGATION THAT INVOLVED AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF WITNESS INTERVIEWS AND DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS THAT YIELDED THE SETTLEMENT UNLIKE L AND I THAT DOES NOT DO INVESTIGATIONS. THERE WAS A SETTLEMENT TO MAKE WHOLE EVERY SIMILAR WORKER AS THE COMPLAINANTS THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED. I WANT TO THANK MARTY GAR FINKLE AND THE HARD WORKING STAFF AT OLS FOR YOUR WORK. IT WAS A GREAT DAY IN SOTO LAST MONTH. ONE OF THE LOW-WAGE WORKERS GOT THE GOOD NEWS OF THEIR BACK PAY AWARD. IT WAS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW A LIMITED RESOURCE SMALL GOVERNMENT AGENCY CAN BE INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE AND MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF HUNDREDS WORKING FAMILIES IN THIS CITY. SO LET’S MAKE SURE THAT DURING THE BUDGET THAT WE PROTECT THE LIMITED RESOURCES OF OLS AND AS THEY WORK TO ENSURE THE HARD FOUGHT LABOR PROTECTIONS WE HAVE HAD SINCE 2011 ARE COMPLIED WITH BY BUSINESSES IN THE CITY. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING AND THAT IS GOOD NEWS. I APPRECIATE THAT AND ALL OF YOUR WORK. KATIE, COLLEEN, IS IT ELIJA? THANK YOU. AND MR. MENDEZ. >>HI. >>GO AHEAD, KATIE. >>YOU’RE GOOD. GOOD AFTERNOON I’M KATIE GERRAL THE DIRECTOR DEPUTY AT MLK LABOR. WE REPRESENT 100,000 WORKERS IN UNION ORGANIZATIONS BUT WE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE WORKING CLASS AS A WHOLE AND THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF UNORGANIZED WORKERS HERE IN SEATTLE. AND IN THAT LIGHT I AM HERE TO EXPRESS OUR SUPPORT FOR A ONE MILLION INCREASE. THE LABOR STANDARDS IN THE COMMUNITY BASE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO THE IMPORTANT WORK OF EDUCATING WORKERS ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS AND ENFORCING THE 11 CITY SPECIFIC LABOR LAWS THAT SEATTLE HAS AND TEACHING BUSINESSES TO COMPLY WITH THE LAWS IS A AT ITS CORE AND ACT OF ACCOUNTABILITY. IT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE’S LIVES BETTER AND THEY HAVE. THEY HAVE PUT $6 MILLION OF STOLEN WAGES BACK INTO WORKERS POCKETS IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS. AS THE SEEMS ECONOMY EXPLODED YOU PULLED EVERY LABOR FOR SHARED PROSPERITY. THE NRA LEFT OUT DOMESTIC WORKERS BUT SEATTLE HAD A VOICE. OSHA LEFT OUT HOTEL WORKERS THAT EXPERIENCED INJURIES HIGHER THAN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND YOU PASSED SAFETY STANDARDS. YOU HAVE CENTERED THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MOST MARGINALIZED WORKERS. OUR PRESIDENT DO NOT CENTER THESE COMMUNITY BUT SEATTLE WE DO. WE SAID THAT THESE LAWS WOULD MAKEWORKERS’ LIVES BETTER. LET’S DO THAT TOGETHER. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU KATIE AND THANKS FOR YOUR WORK. SO COLLEEN. >>GOOD. THANK YOU. >>HELLO AND GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANK YOU. MY NAME IS COLLEEN FONAND AN COORDINATOR. CASA LATINO HAS WORKED WITH LOW- WAGE WORKERS AND IMMIGRANT LATINOS AND DOMESTIC WORKERS AND THIS PROGRAM THAT I HELPED TO RUN HAS RECOVERED UNPAID WAGES AND WE DO OUTREACH WORKERS RIGHTS WITH THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS. REALLY WITHIN THES PAST FEW YEARS WE GREATLY INCREASED OUR ABILITY TO REACH WORKERS AND TO HELP RECOVER WAGES SINCE I AM HERE TO URGE YOU TO INCREASE AT FUNDING FOR THE PROGRAM. WE HAVE HEARD THAT WAGE THEFT IS A HUGE PROBLEM AFFECTING MOSTLY WOMEN AND EIGHT WORKERS AND LGTB COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE OF COLOR AND ESPECIALLY LOW- WAGE WORKERS. WE HAVE LED WORKER ACTION AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING METHODS AND WORKER DEFENSE COMMITTEE TO UNCOVER WAGES. úWITH SUPPORT OF THE OLS FUNDIN WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRAIN NEARLY 3000 WORKERS AND COUNTING WE HAVE CONDUCTED OVER 700 WORKER CONSULTATIONS ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS AT WORK. FROM THOSE WORKERS OVER ONE HUNDRED HAVE TAKEN DIRECT ACTION THROUGH THE WORKER DEFENSE COMMITTEE AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RECOVER NEARLY 60,000 ORDERS IN UNPAID WAGES IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. WE HOST WEEKLY RIGHTS MEETING AND A HOT LINE AND WE HAVE A TEAM OF SIX PROMOTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY AND MANY HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF THE WAGE THEFT THAT ARE DOING TRAINING IN THE COMMUNITY IN SPANISH, MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE AT. AND SO FOR MANY REASONS WE FEEL THAT WORKERS ARE MORE CONFIDENT TO ORGANIZATIONS TO BE REACHED IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGES AND THEY HAVE BEEN MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH OLS SUPPORT. WE BELIEVE IT IS CRUCIAL TO INVEST IN THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE TRUSTED IN THOSE COMMUNITIES SO WE USUALLY YOU TO CONTINUE INCREASED OLF FUNDING. AND WE HAVE A WORKER ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WILL SHARE NEXT AND I WILL INTERPRET FOR HIM. >>VERY NICE. JODIE, WILL YOU GIVE THEM THREE MINUTES AND THANK YOU FOR COMING. AND AFTERWARDS CHRISTINA. [ SPEAKING SPANISH ] >>HELLO I AM JULIO. I WAS A VICTIM OF WAGE THEFT AT A RESTAURANT WHERE I WORKED IN THE FINAL MONTHS OF 2017 AT A RESTAURANT IN SOUTH SEATTLE. [ SPEAKING SPANISH ] >>WHEN PAYDAY ARRIVED I WAS TOLD THEY THEY DID NOT WANT TO PAY ME MY HOURS BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE ANY RIGHTS. [ SPEAKING SPANISH ] >>I KNEW OF LATINO FROM BEFORE WHEN I WENT THERE FOR ENGLISH CLASSES AND I WENT THERE TO SEEK HELP IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT MY RIGHTS WOULD BE IN THIS SITUATION. [ SPEAKING SPANISH ] >>THEY HELPED ME TO DO WAGE CALCULATIONS TO ORGANIZE DIFFERENT PROOF THAT I HAD AND TO SEND A LETTER TO MY BOSS TO NEGOTIATE WAGES. [ SPEAKING SPANISH ] >>AFTER THE LETTER AND VARIOUS PHONE CALLS WE WERE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE RECOVERY OF $1500 WHICH WAS ALL OF THE MONEY THAT I WAS OWED. [ SPEAKING SPANISH ] . >>I ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS SO THESE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS CAN CONTINUE THE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING. >>THANK YOU. >>CHRISTINA. >>YES. >>PLEASE. >>HI THERE. >>HI THERE. >>I AM TAKING OFF MY SWEATER HERE. GOOD AFTERNOON I’M A FIRST- TIMER. MY NAME IS CHRISTINA HARRIS. I WORK AT FRED MEYER AND ONE OF 30,000 GROCERY WORKERS IN THE CFW. DURING MY TIME AS A BAKERY CLERK THERE WERE INSTANCES WHEN I WAS REQUIRED TO STAY AFTER MY SHIFT AND SOMETIMES PULLED TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE AND WITHOUT BEING GIVEN ANY HEADS UP AND I HAD THINGS I HAD TO DO. THIS DID NOT ONLY HAPPEN TO ME BUT CO-WORKERS PEOPLE THAT HAD KIDS, THIS KIND OF THING. IF THE ORDINANCE DID NOT PASS IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A VIOLATION A BUT IT OCCURRED AFTER THE ORDINANCE AND WE HAD A PROBLEM. THE WORK SITE REPORTED IT TO THE UNION REP AND WE ALERTED THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS AND BEGAN AN INVESTIGATION. WHICH IS NOT YET OVER. BUT THEY FOUND MANY VIOLATIONS AND BEGAN A SELF AUDIT. AS A RESULT I WAS AWARDED WITH A COUPLE GRAND PAYCHECK FOR ALL OF THE TIMES THEY DID THIS TO ME AND MY CO-WORKERS GOT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN BACK PAY. THIS IS MONEY THAT MYSELF AND CO-WORKERS WERE OWED DUE TO OUR EMPLOYER VIOLATING THE LAW. IF LABOR STANDARDS EXIST BUT NO ONE ENFORCES THEM DO WORKERS HAVE PROTECTIONS? IT DEPENDS WHO YOU TRUST AND DO YOU TRUST YOUR EMPLOYER OR NOT. LET’S SEE. THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS IS CRUCIAL TO THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR WORKERS AROUND THE STATE. EMPLOYERS HAVE ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS TO PROTECT THEIR OWN INTEREST. WE HAVE THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS. SO ANY WAY WITHOUT THEIR EFFORT I BELIEVE THAT MANY WORKERS’ RIGHTS WOULD HAVE BEEN AND CONTINUE TO BE VIOLATED. PLEASE INCREASE FUNDING FOR THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS. WORKERS NEED THE ABILITY TO COUNT ON THEM TO FIND JUSTICE WE ALL DESERVE. >>THANK YOU. APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. >>CHRISTINA, THANK YOU FOR COMING. AS A FIRST-TIMER YOU KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK. IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WOULD LIKE TO OFFER PUBLIC COMMENT? OKAY. NO NOT, THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING AND FOR HANGING IN HERE.

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