Seattle City Council Finance & Neighborhoods Committee 9/11/2019


AND WELCOME TO THE FINANCE AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE. TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 11, 2019. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS THE 18th ANNIVERSARY SINCE 2011, 2001 OCCURRED. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE OUR FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS. I HAD THE HONOR OF MEETING WITH THEM EARLIER THIS MORNING. TO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT EVERY FIRE STATION WAS ACKNOWLEDGING THE DEATHS OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS IN NEW YORK CITY 18 YEARS AGO. I WANTED TO EXPRESS MY THANKS TO ALL OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS WHO ARE SO HELPFUL TO ALL OF US EVERY DAY. I AM COUNTRY, I AM CHAIR OF THIS COMMITTEE AND WE ARE VERY PLEASED TODAY. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA BUT I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY GOOD FRIENDS, SPEAKER FRANK JOB WHO WILL BE TALKING ABOUT A PROJECT HE HAS BEEN WORKING ON. WITH US FRANKLY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AT MAGNUSON PARK. THAT WILL BE OUR SIXTH ITEM ON THE AGENDA. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAS DONE SO MUCH WORK, HE AND HIS STAFF. I ALSO WANT TO SAY TO ALL MY FRIENDS HERE TODAY, THE RESOLUTION I AM VERY HOPEFUL WILL BE PASSED TODAY, THE WORK PLAN WILL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE. SUGGEST NOW THAT WE HAVE ALL HEARD YOU AND WE ARE GOING TO DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET THAT OUT TODAY AND WORK PLAN WILL BE ESTABLISHED LATER THIS YEAR AFTER BUDGET. SO WITH THAT, IF I COULD SAY I’M GOING TO APPROVE THE AGENDA. I HAVE NO COUNCIL MEMBERS HERE WITH ME TODAY. THE AGENDA IS GOING TO BE APPROVED WITHOUT OBJECTION. AND I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE ON TO OUR 14 ITEMS. THE FIRST FOUR ITEMS WE HAVE WITH OUR YOUTH COMMISSION APPOINTMENT AND I HOPE THEY ARE ALL HERE. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO COME UP TO THE TABLE WITH YOUR SPONSOR. OUR YOUTH COMMISSIONERS. AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE, AND FOR OUR AUDIENCE WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING, THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMISSIONS IN MY MIND THAT WE HAVE IN THE CITY. AND IN THE LAST 10 YEARS SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON THIS COUNSEL. WE HAVE INVITED YOUTH COMMISSION FOR US TO JOIN MANY OF THE YOUTH COMMISSION’S. IN SOME WAYS, IT IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST, BEST ADDITIONS THAT WE HAVE MADE IN OUR CITY. YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THESE PEOPLE, THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE WITH US TODAY. AND THEIR ACCOMPANIST MS. WHAT THEY DO. IT IS AMAZING TO ME THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO DO WHAT YOU DO AND STILL STAY IN SCHOOL WITH ALL OF YOUR EXTRACURRICULARS, YOUR SPORTS ACTIVITIES, I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO HEAR WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE FOR THE FUTURE. SO ARE THERE THREE HERE? DO WE HAVE — >>OKAY. VERY GOOD. WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH PUBLIC COMMENT AND AGAIN, FOR ALL OF YOU WHO ARE HERE, WE WANTED TO SAVE OUR TREES. THESE NOW YOU HAVE ARE FULL SUPPORT. I BELIEVE THE RESOLUTION WILL BE PASSED TODAY SO AS WERE STEPPING UP TO THE MICROPHONE, THESE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A TIMING ISSUE, NOT A LACK OF WELL. SO STEVE FROM OUR FOUR STREET COMMISSION? CAROLYN ROSENBERG AND MARTHA, IF THE THREE OF YOU WOULD GET LINED UP AND READY TO SPEAK? >>I AM STEVE AND SPEAKING TODAY AS THE CHAIR OF TREE PACK AND THE FORCE THE COMMISSION. THEY WILL ACTUALLY BE COMING TO THIS MEETING A LITTLE BIT LATER. WE NEED TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION. WE DO WANT TO SAY THAT WE APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE. DO YOU WANT TO SAY THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS PROCESS BEFORE? FOR ALL OF THOSE DEALING WITH THIS NEXT YEAR, AND DOESN’T 10 AND 2012, WE WERE ASKED TO DO THE SAME THING AND WE ARE REPEATING THE SAME PROCESS. WHAT HAPPENED THEN WAS A SAID THEY LISTENED TO COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC. THEY SAID THEY WERE PEOPLE FOR PERMITS, FOR REPLACEMENTS, ETC. THERE WERE PEOPLE AGAINST IT. AND BASICALLY, MARIA TALK TO ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE RECENTLY ON THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION AND THE RESPONSE WAS, WE LISTENED BUT WE DIDN’T AGREE. SO THE CONCERN IS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE COUNCIL THAT THIS HAS TO BE AN OPEN PROCESS AND HAS TO BE ONE WHERE PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE ACTUALLY OUT THERE, NOT AS IT WAS DONE LAST IN. SUMMARIES WERE GIVEN. THERE WERE PEOPLE FOR THIS AND AGAINST IT. AND THE PPD AT THAT TIME MADE THE DETERMINATIONS OF BASICALLY IGNORING GIVING WEIGHT TO DIFFERENT PUBLIC COMMENT. I HOPE THIS PROCESS HAS CHANGED. WE NEED TO REALIZE THAT DCI IS ALSO THE ONE THAT WE HAVE PROVISIONS WITH. DEVELOPERS ARE SUPPOSED TO REPLACE ALL TREES REMOVE. ALL EXCEPTIONAL TREES. THAT HAS NOT BEEN THERE SINCE 2001. BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN HAPPENING. YOU ASKED THE QUESTION. WHERE OF THE TREES? AND IF THEY DIDN’T PLAN THEM, WHO PAID FOR IT? CERTAINLY DCI THE CITY, DID NOT PAY FOR THEM. WE URGE THAT THIS DRAFT BE MOVED FORWARD. ALSO, IT URGED THAT YOU INVOLVE THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION. AND A STRONGER SENSE. WE HAVE OFFERED TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT WE HAVE. WE HAVE NOT GOT RESPONSE. WE HOPE IN MOVING FORWARD THAT YOU BRING THE COMMISSION INTO THAT PROCESS AS YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE UNDER THE ORDINANCE OF SETTING UP THE URBAN FORSTER COMMISSION. THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION IS THERE TO ADVISE THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL PRIOR TO THE LEGISLATION BEING INTRODUCED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORT. WE WILL GET THIS DONE. >>THANK YOU, STEVE. CAROLYN, MARTHA AND WOODY? >>HELLO, SALLY. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE EFFORT YOU’RE MAKING, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >>WE FOUND SOMETHING ABOUT SIX WEEKS AGO NEXT DOOR, ALSO ON ANGIE’S LIST, WHERE THEY ARE SUGGESTING TO PEOPLE THAT THEY CUT DOWN TREES THAT ARE NUISANCES. THIS TREE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL TREE IN THIS PHOTO. IT IS BIG ENOUGH TO BE AN EXCEPTIONAL TREE. WE ARE DOING OUR BEST TO MAKE ANGIE’S LIST AWARE OF IT. BUT ANGIE’S LIST IS SUPPORTING AN ILLEGAL ACT HERE. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE TIMING. I THINK THE RESOLUTION IS GREAT. AND THANK YOU. BUT THE TIMING, MORE AND MORE OF THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING. WE ARE SEEING MORE AND MORE OUT OF STATES COMPANIES HERE AND WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK IS, WHILE WE ARE WAITING, IF WE COULD HAVE A COUNCIL MANDATES FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT CERTIFIES THE TREE CUTTING COMPANIES NOW SO THAT TREES ARE PROTECTED BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN THE ORDINANCE COMES INTO EFFECT, BECAUSE OTHERWISE, THE NUMBER OF EXCEPTIONAL TREES ARE GOING TO BE WAY DOWN. WE CANNOT REPLACE THEM. IT TAKES DECADES FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL TREE TO BECOME NOT. SO THAT IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK. IF THERE’S SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE TO ATTACKED TREES NOW WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR THE ORDINANCE TO BE IN PLACE, THAT IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE THAT SUGGESTION. MARTHA? WOODY? AND THEN JESSICA DIXON. >>INC. YOU COUNTRY. THERE BEEN MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE IN YOUR STEPS AHEAD AND WE DO NOT HAVE A STRONG TREE ORDINANCE. AS ANYONE KNOWS, IF THEY ARE A HOMEOWNER OR RENTER, TREES ARE BEING RAISED AND CUT TO GROUND RAPIDLY. I WILL THEN SECOND WHAT STEVE AND JESSICA ARE SAYING. THAT THE URGENCY FOR A TREE ORDINANCE IS NOW. WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT WAITING UNTIL 2020. EIGHT LEAD RESEARCHER WITH THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE WHITTLES DOWN 30 YEARS OF STUDYING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF FORESTS TO THIS. IF YOU CAN ONLY PLANT ONE TREE, PLANTED IN A CITY. IN THE CURRENT DENSITY, THE ROLE OF TREES IS BEING LOST AND NOT ADEQUATELY ASSESSED. BUILD, BUILD, BUILD SHOULD NOT MEAN RAISE EVERY TREE AND SITE. WITHOUT A STRONG TREE ORDINANCE, THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING. THE CITY IS LOSING THOUSANDS OF MATURE TREES. AT A TIME WHEN IT NEEDS THEIR INHERENT, RON, GREEN NEW DEAL. TREES ARE FOR EVERYONE. FOR HOMEOWNERS, RENTERS LIKE MYSELF, FOR LOW INCOME AND HIGH TECH WORKERS ALIKE. I AM HERE TO URGE YOU TO PASS A NEW UPDATED TRUE PROTECTION ORDINANCE TODAY. I AM ALSO CONCERNED THE RESOLUTION IS BEING INTRODUCED. THE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO HAVE THE SEATTLE THE BARMAN OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTION LEAVE THE TREE UPDATE, DCI DRIVES PART OF ITS INCOME FROM PERMIT FEES. WHICH APPEARS TO BE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. IN A CITY THAT PRIDES ITSELF ON READING CLIMATE GOALS MIKE TREE PRODUCTION AND INSPECTION WOULD BE BETTER SERVED BY THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>INC. YOU. I PRESENT THAT WILL MAKE SURE THAT OUR OFFICE IS PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. WOODY WHEELER? JESSICA DIXON? AND JOSHUA MORRIS? >>EITHER WAY, THANK YOU FOR WRITING IN A WAY THAT I CAN SEE WHO IS STEPPING UP. IT IS UNUSUAL AND REFRESHING. >>THANK YOU, COUNTRY. WE SHOULD ADOPT THE URBAN FORSTER COMMISSION’S JUNE 2019 DRAFT TREE AND URBAN FOREST PROTECTION NOW. DELAYING WOULD MEAN MANY MORE TREES LOST AND A LARGER URBAN HEAT ISLAND OF HARD SCAPE CREATED HERE IN SEATTLE. CLIMATE CHANGE IS ON OUR FRONT DOORSTEP. A SMART WAY TO ADDRESS IT WOULD BE TO PRESERVE THE TALLEST, MOST MATURE TREES SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FREE ECOLOGICAL SERVICES. IN THE WORDS OF SEATTLE’S 2013 URBAN FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN, WE SHOULD AND I QUOTE, PRESERVE EXISTING TREES BECAUSE IT TAKES DECADES FOR MOST TREES TO REACH THEIR ULTIMATE SIZE. TREES ALREADY GROWING IN SEATTLE GENERALLY PROVIDE IMMEDIATELY BENEFITS THAT CANNOT BE MATCHED BY SMALL OR YOUNG REPLACEMENT TREE. FOCUS ESPECIALLY ON EVERGREEN TREES. HERE IN THE EVERGREEN STATE. BECAUSE THEY MAINTAIN CANOPY BRING THE RAINY SEASON AND ARE ACTIVE YEAR-ROUND. EVERGREENS BETTER ATTENUATE RAINFALL, ABSORB CARBON DIOXIDE AND REDUCE AIR POLLUTANTS. TREES ARE ALSO LINKED TO LONGER LIFESPANS, LOWER LEVELS OF STRESS, OR AIR QUALITY, AND LOWER RATES OF CARDIAC DISEASES. THEY CAN SAVE ENERGY BY REDUCING THE NEED FOR CONDITIONING BY AS MUCH AS 30%. AND FOR HEATING BY AS MUCH AS 50%. PEOPLE LEAST ABLE TO AFFORD HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING ARE IMPACTED THE MOST BY CLIMATE CHANGE. IT CAN BE A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION FOR SOME, ESPECIALLY DURING EXTREME HEAT. FINALLY, TREES IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AND I WILL AND ON THIS QUOTE FROM THE NEW YORK PROJECT A NONPROFIT FOCUSING ON DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBORHOODS. THERE IS NO PUBLIC HEALTH CRIME OR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY METRIC THAT YOU CAN LOOK AT THAT ISN’T MADE BETTER BY THE PRESENCE OF TREES. TREES ARE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THEY ARE THE CHEAPEST WAYS THE CITIES CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN úTHE LIFE OF RESIDENTS. THANK YOU. >>INC. YOU VERY MUCH. JESSICA, JOSHUA AND JUNE? THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY COMMENTS. >>IN MAY 2018, THE GARDENING WROTE AN ARTICLE, U.S. CITIES LOSING 36 MILLION TREES PER YEAR. RESEARCHERS FIND. WE KNOW THAT URBAN FORESTS MODERATE CLIMATE AND REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS, IMPROVE AIR QUALITY, IMPROPERLY PLACED AROUND BUSINESS, THEY CAN SAVE HEATING AND COOLING COSTS. THE ESTIMATED LOSS OF THESE BENEFITS INCLUDING CARBON STORAGE, POLLUTION REDUCTION AND ALTERED ENERGY USES VALUED IN THE STUDY AT $96 MILLION PER YEAR. AND YET, ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE, SEATTLE INCLUDED, THERE LOSING 36 MILLION TREES PER YEAR. SCIENTISTS WARN OF ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS RISING TO THIS TREND. THEY ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE UNLESS POLICIES ARE ALTERED. SO IT IS BEYOND DISAPPOINTING THAT ONCE AGAIN, AFTER YEARS OF PROMISING TO ACT ON THIS ISSUE, THE CITY IS DELAYING AND NOT ADOPTING AN EFFECTIVE TREE ORDINANCE. THE RESOLUTION CONSIDERED TODAY DECLARES THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR’S A TENT TO CONSIDER STRATEGIES TO PROTECT TREES AND THE CITY TREE CANOPY COVER. THERE IS NO TIME ON. IS THE NEXT YEAR? FIVE YEARS FROM NOW? WE ARE A COALITION OF MANY NEIGHBORHOODS AND ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO THE LIVABILITY OF OUR CITIES AND THE HEALTH OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. AND WE ARE ADVOCATING FOR SUPPORT PROTECTING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL OF OUR CITIES COMMUNITIES. RATHER THAN STARTING OVER, WE URGE THE COUNCIL TO REVIEW AND ADOPT URBAN FORSTER COMMISSION’S JUNE 2019 DRAFT, TREE AND URBAN FOREST PROTECTION ORDINANCE. THANK YOU. >>>THANK YOU. JUST AS ONE CORRECTION, THERE IS A TIMELINE IN THE RESOLUTION. AND THE TIMELINE IS EARLY SPRING AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE MENTIONED IN TERMS OF BRINGING THE URBAN FORESTRY, THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT, HAVING THE REAL OUTREACH TO THE PUBLIC IT IS IN THE PLAN. WE ARE TRYING TO TAKE TO BUILD THEM WHAT THE PORTLAND MODEL HAS DONE. PLEASE KNOW THAT TIMELINES ARE REAL. THE MAYOR IS COMMITTED AND I BELIEVE THIS GOING TO WORK. ESPECIALLY IF ALL OF YOU STAY COMMITTED. I AM GOING TO COPY THE NAMES ON THIS AND HAVE THEM TO THE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE LEADING THE CHARGE ON IT. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. JOSHUA? JUNE BLUE SPRUCE, WHICH I LOVE, YOU ARE THE LAST TO SPEAK ON TREES. >>HELLO, COUNCIL MEMBERS. I’M SPEAKING HERE TODAY IS URBAN CONSERVATION MANAGER AT SEATTLE AUDUBON. WE LEAD OUR LOCAL COMMITTEE IN PROTECTING BIRDS. ON BEHALF OF OUR 4000 MEMBERS, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU COUNTRY AND THE MAYOR FOR YOUR WORK FOR TREE PROTECTION SINCE YOU. THE RESOLUTION OF CONTENT IS APPRECIATED STEP MOVING FORWARD THE TRUE PROTECTION ORDINANCE. MAINTAINING THE TREES WE HAVE NOW IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO FOR OUR URBAN FOREST’S. WE ARE NOT DOING THAT. THE CITIES 2015 TREE CANOPY ASSESSMENT REPORTED A 2% DECLINE OVER AN EIGHT YEAR STUDY PERIOD. SCRATCH, THAT IS EVER 1200 ACRES OF TREES LOST FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. IF THE CITY IS SERIOUS ABOUT REACHING THE CHEMICAL OF 30% BY 2037, WE MUST FIRST HALT AND THEN REVERSE THE TREND OF LOSS. CIRCUITRY PROTECTIONS WILL HELP SLOW THE LOSS. SEATTLE ONE CARES BECAUSE URBAN TREES ARE GOOD FOR PEOPLE, BIRDS THE ECONOMY. THE HEALTHY, EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED FOREST BRINGS TANGIBLE BENEFITS TO THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. OFFERS AZYGOS THE IMPACTS OF EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS. INCREASES PROPERTY VALUES AND SPENDING AT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND SUPPORTS WILDLIFE. SEATTLE AUDUBON VOLUNTEER SUBDOCUMENT IT OVER 200 SPECIES OF BIRDS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS. OVER HALF OF THESE RELY ON TREES AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFECYCLE. SOME SPECIES LIKE THE WOODPECKERS AREN’T SEEING IT ONCE THE CANOPY COVERED DIPS BELOW 20%. CONSERVATION VISIT IS A SEATTLE WHERE PEOPLE AND BIRDS THRIVE. OTHER PEOPLE NOR BIRDS CAN THRIVE WITHOUT A HEALTHY, PROTECTED URBAN FOREST. WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING TREES, SEATTLE IS BEHIND THE CURVE. CITIES LIKE PORTLAND ARE DOING A BETTER JOB. VANCOUVER BC IS DOING A BETTER JOB. OTHER PACIFIC NORTHWEST CITIES ARE DOING BETTER JOBS. SEATTLE MUST DO A BETTER JOB. WE KNOW OUR CURRENT ORDINANCE IS EFFECTIVE. WE DON’T NEED MORE TECHNICAL ANALYSES TO TELL US THAT. WILL WE NEED IS EXECUTIVE AND COUNCIL STAFF CLAPBOARD WITH THE URBAN FORSTER COMMISSION ON MEANINGFUL TREE PROTECTIONS WHICH WOULD INCLUDE EXPANDING EXCEPTIONAL TREE DEFINITIONS, ESTABLISHING A PERMITTING BACK IN IS A, TRACKING TREE LOSS AND REPLACEMENT AND OTHER THINGS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING WORK ON THIS AND FOR WORKING WITH THE URBAN FORSTER COMMISSION ON STRENGTHENING OUR TREE PROTECTIONS. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING UP. I WANT OF DOLLARS JOSHUA AND THINK THOSE IN AUDUBON FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON SAVING OUR SEATTLE PARK THAT I BELIEVE WAS FINALIZED OR VIRTUALLY SO LAST WEEK TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE IT. IS THE ONLY BIRD CORRIDOR THAT OUR FRIENDS HAVE BETWEEN DENNY PARK AND CAPITOL HILL. SO YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND THAT. THANK YOU. >>ARE YOU BLUE SPRUCE? >>I AM. I LOVE TREES. >>I AM A MEMBER OF THE TREE KEEPERS ALLIANCE AND I ALSO LIVE IN COLUMBIA CITY SOUTH OF SEATTLE. WHICH YOU KNOW HAS A LOWER PERCENTAGE OF TREE CANOPY AND OTHER AREAS OF THE CITY. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS TO SHEPHERD THIS THROUGH THE COUNCIL PROCESS. AND I APPRECIATE ALSO THAT THE RESOLUTION ADHERES TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION. MY PROBLEM IS WITH THE TIMELINE. WE ARE LOSING SIGNIFICANT AND EXCEPTIONAL TREES IN GREAT NUMBERS EVERY DAY. ENDANGERING OUR HEALTH AND THE URBAN ECOSYSTEM. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CAN STOP THIS ARE THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR. WE NEED TO TO ACT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. I WILL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. A COUPLE OF BLOCKS FROM MY HOME, WAS A DOUBLE LOT. THE OWNER SOLD ONE OF THE LOTS TO A DEVELOPER LIKE THE TYPICAL 30 X 100′ LOT. IT HAD EIGHT TREES NEAR THE BACK BOUNDARY OF THE LOT. ALL OF THEM OVER 6 INCHES IN DIAMETER. SEVERAL OVER 18 INCHES. APPROACHING EXCEPTIONAL STATUS. BECAUSE THEY WERE AT THE BOUNDARY, THE DEVELOPER COULD HAVE PRESERVED MOST OR ALL OF THEM AND STILL BUILT A PERFECTLY SPACIOUS HOME BUT INSTEAD THEY CHOSE TO SCRAPE THE LOT TO CLEAR-CUT IT. TO THE CONSTERNATION OF ALL OF THE NEIGHBORS. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ILLEGAL IF THE TREE PROTECTION ORDINANCE HAD BEEN IN EFFECT AT THE TIME. I LOVE TREES AND I ALSO HAVE ASTHMA. I HAD PNEUMONIA THAT THIS YEAR. THE MORE TREES ARE CUT MY NEIGHBORHOOD, THE WORST MY HEALTH WILL BE. AND THAT OF MY NEIGHBORS. PLEASE PASS THE TREE PROTECTION ORDINANCE AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE. THE, PLEASE TAKE SOME OF THE MEASURES THAT CAROLYN SUGGESTED AND ALSO I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN A CHAMPION AND COUNCIL. HOW CAN WE BE SURE THAT SOMEONE ELSE WILL CHAMPION THIS WORK? THANK YOU. >>INC. YOU VERY MUCH. LET ME ANSWER THAT QUESTION. ASK THE CANDIDATES RUNNING AND MAKE SURE THEY WELL. I MEAN THAT VERY SERIOUSLY. I HAVE ALREADY BEEN OUT POUNDING ON THEM. LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO YOU TOO. WE ARE MOVING ONTO THE STANDPOINT. WE HAVE MELINDA NICHOLS, PETER GUZMAN AND RUTH TO TALK ABOUT STANDPOINT? DO YOU ALL WANT TO SPEAK TO IT? GOOD. PLEASE. JUST GIVE US YOUR NAME AS YOU STAND UP. >>HELLO, MY NAME IS MELINDA NICHOLS AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE HERE TODAY. I HAVE BEEN ON THE LEHIGH BOARD FOR 22 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN WORKING ON TINY HOUSE BUILDS FOR A LONG TIME. WE ARE CELEBRATING THE SMALL HOUSE BUILDS, THIS COTTAGE BUILDS. IT IS A WONDERFUL PROJECT. ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT IT, I AM A CARPENTER AND I TAUGHT PRE-APPRENTICESHIP FOR MANY YEARS. WE ARE WORKING WITH COLLEGES AND PRE-APPRENTICES ALL OVER THE STATES TO BUILD EACH ONE OF THESE HOUSES. THIS WILL HELP THE STUDENTS. INSTEAD OF SOMETHING THAT ISN’T REAL, THEY WILL BUILD A REAL HOUSE. THAT REAL HOUSE WILL MAKE THEM PROUD AND TO MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE. IT WILL ALSO CONNECT THEM WITH LOW INCOME AND HOMELESS PEOPLE, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT AS WELL. WE HAVE ORGANIZATIONS LIKE A NEW YOUTH BUILD, THIS ALMOST REVOLUTION, WE HAVE 20 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS THAT ARE INTENDING TO BUILD THIS. WE ALSO HAVE SUPPORT BY THE COUNTIES WHO ARE ENCOURAGING US TO DO THIS. THE THIS IS ONE OF THE PROGRAMS WE HAVE BOTH LABOR AND MANAGEMENT ENTHUSIASTIC. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. MORE APPRENTICES, IT IS A VERY WELL-PAYING CAREER. AND WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THAT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE VISION OF THIS BILL. NOT ONLY WILL WE HELP LOW INCOME AND HOMELESS PEOPLE BUT WE WILL HELP OUR STUDENTS HAVE A BETTER CAREER FOR THEIR FUTURE. AND WE HOPE THIS ISN’T THE ONLY TIME WE DO THIS BUT THAT THIS INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE PROGRAM WILL BE ONE THAT WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE IN THE FUTURE. >>THANK YOU. LINDA, THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE BOARD. THANK YOU. I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO WE GET TO TALK ABOUT THE PROJECT IN A FEW MINUTES. >>PETER AND THEN RUTH? >>YES. GOOD AFTERNOON, AFTER. MY NAME IS PETER GUZMAN AND I AM WITH THE TECHNICAL COLLEGES. OUR STATE AGENCY PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR OUR 34 COMMUNITIES. MANY OF WHICH PROVIDE PARTNERSHIP, PRE-APPRENTICESHIP AND OTHER WORK-BASED LEARNING PROGRAMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FIELD AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES. I COME HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE SANDPOINT RESOLUTION. I WILL TELL YOU WHY. EARLIER THIS YEAR DURING THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, OUR AGENCY SUPPORTED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 3383 CONCERNING TINY HOUSES, WHICH AMONG OTHER THINGS ALLOWS FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE LEHIGH TO CONTRACT WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT’S OR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. LIKE THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES. TO HAVE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN OUR INSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT COURSES TO BE ABLE TO WORK AND BUILDING THESE TINY HOUSES. WITHOUT REGARD TO PUBLIC WORKS, WE ARE WITHIN THE GUIDELINES OF PREVAILING WAGE. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE OUR STUDENTS WORK IN CONSTRUCTING THESE TINY HOUSES, WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO BUILD THE SKILLS AS MELINDA INDICATED THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR THE FUTURE WORKFORCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING TRADES. AND AT THE SAME TIME, IT ALLOWS FOR OUR STUDENTS TO SEE THE VALUE OF BUILDING THESE TINY HOMES FOR HOMELESS POPULATIONS. SO IT IS A WIN-WIN FOR US. HAVE THE SKILL SETS THAT OUR STUDENTS GET WHEN BUILDING THE HOMES. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THEY SEE THAT THE AND PRODUCTS OF THE TINY HOME IS FOR SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TOWARDS A GOOD CAUSE. IT IS SOMETHING THAT MAKES HIM FEEL GOOD. SO WE ARE HERE AT THE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT AND ANY OTHER TINY HOUSE INITIATIVE THAT IS DEVELOPED IN OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE OF WASHINGTON. INC. YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK. >>IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK AFTER RUTH? ANYBODY WHO DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO STAND UP WHO WISHES THEY HAD? >>PLEASE, GO AHEAD. >>I AM RUTH AND I’M THE MANAGER OF THE SEATTLE CONSERVATION CORPS. THE CONSERVATION CORPS IS A WORK TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS ADULTS THAT OPERATES THE THE SEATTLE PARKS IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT. WE ARE LOCATED WITHIN MAGNUSON PARK. WE ARE ALSO STATE RECOGNIZED PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM. SO WE ARE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT ON A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT LEVELS. WE ARE HOPING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSTRUCTION SINCE APPRENTICES, PRE-APPRENTICES WILL BE GIVING SOME OF THE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO THE CONSTRUCTION. AND THAT GRADUATES OF THE COURSE ARE DESIGNATED TO BE ABLE TO BE THE RESIDENTS OF THIS COTTAGE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE TO GET SOME PERMANENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING ONCE THEY HAVE LANDED A JOB AND HAVE STABILIZED THEIR LIFE. WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT. AND APPRECIATING YOUR SUPPORT. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I AM A HUGE SUPPORTER OF OUR SEATTLE CONSERVATION CORPS. I WAS THRILLED WHEN I HEARD WE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY NOT ONLY TO BUILD BUT PERHAPS BE RESIDENTS OF IT. ALLISON, THANK YOU FOR GETTING THIS ORGANIZED HERE WITH PUBLIC COMMENT. DO YOU WANT TO READ IN THE NEXT ITEMS? >>YES. WOULD YOU MIND IF I READ IN ONE- FOUR TOGETHER? >>THANK YOU FOR ALL OF OUR CANDIDATE’S HERE COMING TODAY. >>ITEM NUMBER ONE, APPOINTMENT 01405. THE APPOINTMENT OF CONVERGING AS A MEMBER OF THE SEATTLE COMMISSION FOR A TERM OF AUGUST 31, 2021. ITEM NUMBER THREE,, I SKIPPED ITEM NUMBER TWO. APPOINTMENT NUMBER, CONVERTING, AND APARTMENT OF DANANI HASSAN OF THE SEATTLE YOUTH COMMISSION. FOR A TERM OF AUGUST 31, 2000 11. ITEM NUMBER THREE, APPOINTMENT 01407, APPOINTMENT OF PARISA HARVEY . AND FINALLY, ITEM NUMBER 4, APPOINTMENT, APPOINTMENT 01408, AND APPOINTMENT OF KEVIN JACKSON HU AS THE NUMBER OF THE SEATTLE YOUTH COMMISSION FOR A TERM OF AUGUST 31, 2021. >>YOU HAVE A SPONSORING DEPARTMENT? AMY, THANK YOU. >>INC. YOU, EVERYONE. MY NAME IS AMY HUANG. I’M THE STUFF LIAISON FOR THE SEATTLE YOUTH COMMISSION. WE ARE HOUSED UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE CITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION. THERE ARE 15 BODY YOUTH COMMISSIONERS AGES 13-19 AND THEY MUST LIVE OR GO TO SCHOOL WITHIN THE SEATTLE JURISDICTION. TODAY WE ARE APPOINTING THE PROCESS OF FOR NEW YOUTH COMMISSIONERS. AND THERE IS ONE, NICOLE GONZALES THAT IS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND TODAY. I WILL READ A SMALL BIO ABOUT HER. NICOLE IS CURRENTLY A 10th GRADER AT CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL. A RUNNING START STUDENT AND PART OF THE SEATTLE YOUTH CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK. GOOGLE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND WANTS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND EDUCATION AROUND THE ENVIRONMENTAL HARM AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES HAPPENING IN THE DUWAMISH RIVER AND THE PORT OF SEATTLE REGION. NICOLE IS A PEER LEADER FOR THE SERVICE BOARD. >>THANK YOU. I THINK BUT WE WILL DO IS JUST MOVE ON TO TWO, THREE AND FOUR. AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK AND ASK ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS. SO DO YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE DANANI HASSAN? >>, 50 WILL BE REPRESENTING DISTRICT 2. WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO SOME INTRODUCTION ABOUT YOURSELF? >>I HAVEN’T PULLED THE MICROPHONE CLOSE. >>DANANI HASSAN, WELCOME. >>THANK YOU. I AM A 10th GRADER ATTENDING LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AND PART OF THAT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PROGRAM. MY PARENTS ARE IMMIGRANTS FROM ETHIOPIA AND I WAS BORN IN KENYA. MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE MAKES ME VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT SERVING UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES. AND ENSURING YOUTH VOICES ARE PART OF THE CITY DECISION- MAKING PROCESS. I WANT TO CREATE MORE COLLEGE PREPARATION, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR USE. >>VERY NICE. I AM VERY THINK OF THAT YOU ARE HERE AND THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO SPEND YOUR TIME WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE. CAN YOU TELL ME ONE OR TWO THINGS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH WHILE YOU ARE ON THE COMMISSION? >>I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A LOT MORE PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW PEOPLE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IN NEIGHBORHOODS LIKE MINE, COLLEGE PREPARATION COURSES AND THE S.A.T. TESTING AREAS AND HELPING WITH HOW MUCH IT COSTS. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. AND THAT VISION. AS WAS MENTIONED BY SOMEONE IN THE AUDIENCE, I AM NOT GOING TO BE WITH YOU AFTER 1 JANUARY BUT I REALLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE THAT COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. AND SO THERE’S ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS WHILE YOU ARE A COMMISSIONER, YOU OR YOUR ENTIRE COMMISSION CAN CONTACT ANYONE OF US ON CITY COUNCIL AND WE WOULD REALLY LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT YOUR EFFORTS. >>SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. OUR NEXT PERSON HERE, ITEM NUMBER THREE IS PARISA HARVEY. WELCOME. >> AND DID YOU WANT TO READ, AMY? >>PARISA HARVEY WILL BE REPRESENTING DISTRICT 7. PARISA HARVEY IS ATTENDING UNIVERSITY PREP. I WILL ALSO LET HER, IF YOU WANT INTRODUCE YOURSELF? >>MAKE SURE THAT THIS COMES CLOSE TO YOU. BRING THIS CLOSE TO YOU. AND MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE LITTLE GREEN LIGHT ON THE STEM. DID YOU SEE? >>SO MY NAME IS PARISA HARVEY AND I AM A SOPHOMORE AT YOU PREP. I AM REALLY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THE YOUTH COMMISSION AND WORK ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ISSUES. GUN VIOLENCE, MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, AND ALSO SEXUAL AND GIRLS HEALTH ISSUES. SPECIFICALLY THOSE. >>WELL DONE. I AM PROUD OF YOU. I WILL ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTION I ASKED BEFORE, AT THE END OF YOUR TERM IN AUGUST 2021, IF YOU COULD ACCOMPLISH ONE OR TWO THINGS, WHAT WOULD THAT BE? >>I THINK THE FIRST THING I DEFINITELY WANT TO MAKE SURE TO ACCOMPLISH WOULD BE MAKING SURE THE CITY OF SEATTLE REMAINS ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS AND WORKS TOWARDS ITS 2020 GOALS. ENSURING INITIATIVES LIKE THE GREEN NEW DEAL ARE CITYWIDE. AND THEN I WOULD ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED THROUGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM. SUICIDE INVENTION, THINGS LIKE THAT. >>GREAT. WE WILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME BACK. WE FREQUENTLY HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT AND WE WILL HAVE TO POKE EARRINGS. IF THE COMMISSIONERS INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY WANT TO COME AND ADDRESS THE COUNCIL WE WILL CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE THAT. THANK YOU. SO WE HAVE ONE MORE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK TO US? I WILL HAVE TO SAY TO 19, I READ THROUGH YOUR INFORMATION AND I JUST WONDERED, HOW DO YOU HAVE ANY TIME TO STUDY? I KNOW YOU’RE DOING WELL IN SCHOOL AT THE SAME TIME. >>WELL MY NAME IS KEVIN JACKSON HU, I AM A SENIOR . I DO WANT TO TALK TO EVERYONE OVER HERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING FOR US. AND FOR SAVING THE TREES AND FOR, IT AMAZES ME HOW MUCH YOU THICK ABOUT US, JUST BEING HERE AT TO TALK ABOUT STUDENTS AND HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO SAVE THE FUTURE. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THAT. ALSO, THE TITLES I HAVE, I AM THE OVERALL PRESIDENT AT MY SCHOOL. I AM A POT LEADER AT A NONPROFIT AS WELL WHERE I HAVE GIVEN SPEECHES. AND NEWLY APPOINTED AS PART OF THE SEATTLE YOUTH COMMITTEE. AND WELL, — >>I WILL JUMP IN HERE. AMONG THAT, AS AN 11th GRADER AND PEER LEADER, AND THEN WORKING TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, TO GET THEM STARTED, YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERED AT YOUR LOCAL CHURCH, LOCAL FOOD BANKS, YOU SERVE AS A VOLUNTEER PHYSICAL THERAPIST AT A DISABILITY CENTER IN EVERETT AND YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD ON EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT GAPS BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERSERVED YOUTH AND IN YOUR SPARE TIME, HE PLAY TENNIS AND ARE ON THE TRACKING. I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU GET THE GRADE AVERAGE YOU DO. BUT CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL OF YOUR GOOD WORK. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE AND ACCOMPLISH DURING YOUR YOUR HALF TERM? >>THE THING I AM THE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT, THE THING I CARE MOST ABOUT IS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT. AND GETTING YOUTH THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD. IN OUR COMMUNITY. ENDING GOVERNMENT HERE. I MEAN, THERE ARE SOME ISSUES GOING ON IN OUR SOCIETY RIGHT NOW., MENTAL HEALTH, CLIMATE CHANGE, SAFETY, RIGHT? EVERYBODY, I THINK YOUTH REALLY NEED TO HAVE A VOICE ON THESE THINGS. BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ON THE COMMITTEE, WE CAN’T DO EVERYTHING, RIGHT? IT IS OUR JOB TO GO OUT AND ENCOURAGE OUR PEERS. PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY TO STEP UP AND MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. NOT JUST IN GOVERNMENT BUT EVERYWHERE. THAT IS SOMETHING I WANT TO TRY TO WORK TOWARDS. >>VERY NICE. COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA FOR JOINING US. DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >>AMY, ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? >>I AM HONORED AND PRIVILEGED TO STUFF THE SEATTLE YOUTH COMMISSION. I AM EAGER AND INSPIRED FOR THE NEXT TERM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>I APPRECIATE SO MUCH, DO WE NEED TO GO EACH OF THEM INDIVIDUALLY? OR CAN WE TAKE ALL FOUR AT A TIME? OKAY. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE PASS APPOINTMENT, ONE MOMENT HERE. APPOINTMENT 01405 AND SO IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO APPROVE OUR FIRST CANDIDATE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE EYE. NOT OPPOSED. NO ABSTENTIONS. SO OUR FIRST CANDIDATES WHO IS NOT WITH US TODAY, NEPHTALIE MARIE GONZALES AND SHE GOES BY NICOLE. WE WILL RECOMMEND THAT SHE BE APPROVED FOR THE COMMISSION. THE SECOND APPOINTMENT IS DANANI HASSAN AND HE IS CONVERTING. I WILL MOVE THAT WE PASS. APPOINTMENT 01406. >>SECOND. >>ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE DIJ. ANY POST? NO ABSTENTIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU. AND PARISA HARVEY, YOU ARE APPOINTMENT 01407. AND I WILL MOVE HER APPOINTMENT. >>SECOND. >>THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE DIJ. NOT OPPOSED. AND WE HAVE NO ABSTENTIONS. SO THAT ONE WILL MOVE FORWARD TO FULL COUNCIL AS WELL. AND APPOINTMENT NUMBER FOUR IS KEVIN JACKSON HU. INC. YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR COMING. HE IS APPOINTMENT 01408 . AND I WILL MOVE TO PASS. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE DIJ. NOT OPPOSED. NO ABSTENTIONS. SO ALL FOUR OF THE CANDIDATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS. THANK YOU TO THE MAYOR, TO IF YOU ARE FROM THE MAYOR AND TWO FROM THE COUNCIL. I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO SERVE. IT WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND US AS WELL. OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE WE NEED TO DO? ON THE FOURTH? THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE. IF I COULD ASK THE PRESENTERS TO COME UP TO THE TABLE. [APPLAUSE] COUNCIL BILL 119626, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CITY EMPLOYMENT, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE SECOND QUARTER 2019 EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE. >>IS YOU TWO ARE GETTING SETTLED IN, CAN YOU START INTRODUCTIONS? >>SARAH BUTLER, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY ADVISOR. >>, 22, THE COMPENSATION. MANAGER. >>THANK YOU SARAH AND LISA. I PRESENT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THESE POSITIONS. SARAH, MAYBE YOU COULD PRESENT WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE AND WHY? WE COULD BE AS SUCCINCT AS POSSIBLE. I KNOW WE DO THESE THINGS REGULARLY. >>THIS LEGISLATION HAS THREE SECTIONS. THE FIRST FEW SECTIONS CHANGE CIVIL-SERVICE STATUS FOR 12 EMPLOYS. THE SHR DIRECTOR IS FORWARDING THESE POSITIONS FOR COUNSEL BECAUSE HE DETERMINED THAT THE DUTIES OF THE POSITIONS MEET THE EXEMPTION RIGHT HERE. WHICH IS HAVING A HIGH DEGREE OF RESPONSIVENESS OR ACCOUNTABILITY. A CONFIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY. OR POSITION THAT ALLOWS THE COURT TO ALLOW THEM TO BE THE THIRD BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. SALARY RANGES FOR THE WORK TRAINING, THERE WAS A COMPRESSION ISSUE THAT WAS CREATED BACK IN 2016 WHEN MINIMUM WAGE ROLLED IN AND THE AREA IS FIXING IT. ú>>LISA, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO ADD? >>ONE THING I ASKED YOU YESTERDAY IS TO DISCUSS THE FACT THAT THESE HAVE ALL BEEN REVIEWED AND DISCUSSED WITH LOCAL UNIONS. THAT WILL AFFECT THE POSITIONS. >>THEY GO THROUGH AN INITIAL JOB ANALYSIS AND IT IS FOLLOWED BY MULTIPLE SIGNATURE CHAINS TO REVIEW THE MUNICIPAL COURT, FROM THE INFORMATION, IF IT IS PROVIDED TO THE LABOR RELATIONS WHO INFORM THE UNION. AND EMPLOYEES IN THESE POSITIONS. ANY EMPLOYEES THAT ARE AFFECTED, THEY DO HAVE APPEAL RIGHTS GRANTED, STARTING WITH A POSSIBLE RECONSIDERATION AND THEN SHOULD THEY CHOOSE NOT TO RECONSIDER OR ASK FOR AN APPEAL, THEN THEY HAVE RETURNED RIGHTS THAT THE CITY PROCESSES. >>GREAT. I AM SORRY THAT COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA HAD STEPPED UP. I WANTED HER TO HEAR THAT. THAT THE UNIONS HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO STEPS BACK HAS PROVIDED THE SAME SENIORITY AND RIGHT BACK TO THE FIRST OPPORTUNITIES TO RETURN TO THE JOB. WE WANT TO DISCUSS THE BUDGET IMPLICATIONS ON THIS. >>SO THIS DOES NOT SEEK ANY MORE BUDGET APPROPRIATION. THE COSTS WILL BE ABSORBED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS? >>THE ONLY QUESTION I WOULD INVEST. >>SO THIS IS COUNSEL BILL 119626 AND I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE PASS THIS COUNSEL BILL. >>ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE DIJ. >>NONE OPPOSED. AND WE DON’T HAVE ANY ABSTENTIONS. SO UNLESS YOU TO HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD, THIS IS PAST AND WE WILL MOVE ON TO FULL COUNCIL NEXT MONDAY. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT. >>SHOULD WE READ IN ITEM NUMBER SIX? >>YES. ITEM NUMBER SIX, COUNCIL BILL 119626 THREE, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO PROPERTY AT SANDPOINT, AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT AND THE RESTATED LEASE BETWEEN THE SANDPOINT COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AND THE CITY AUTHORIZED BY ORDINANCE 122459 AS AMENDED BY ORDINANCE 123195 AND ORDINANCE 12336. >>THANK YOU. AS EVERYONE IS GETTING SETTLED IN HERE, WHY DON’T YOU MOVE AROUND TO THE END. I AM ALSO GOING TO INVITE OUR GOOD FRIEND, SPEAKER FRANK CHOP TO COME AND JOIN US SINCE THIS HAS BEEN A PROJECT. HE IS SPEAKER TO ME. >>SALLY. THERE IS AN ORDINANCE AND A RESOLUTION. >>THANK YOU. >>>>IT CHANGED YESTERDAY. I CAN GET YOU A NEW VERSION. ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, RESOLUTION 31905. A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SANDPOINT, AS ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION 29429. AND AMENDED BY RESOLUTION 30063. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. SO WE WILL TAKE THE FIRST ITEM. THIS, ALLISON APPROPRIATELY SAID, WE HAVE THE RESOLUTION AND AN ORDINANCE AND I THINK WE WILL JUST DIVE IN. IS IT GOING TO BE YOU? >>EMILY. CONGRATULATIONS. WE ARE EXCITED AT YOUR APPOINTMENT. THIS IS TERRIFIC. WE GO THROUGH A PROCESS THAT WE ARE FEELING PRETTY SANGUINE ABOUT THIS. SO YOU WANT TO KICK THIS OFF? >>WOULD YOU LIKE INTRODUCTIONS? >>EMILY OF HER IDOL, THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. >>HELLO. ELSA KINGS , THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. >>SHARON LEE, THE LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE. >>MELINDA NICHOLS, LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE BOARD. >>VERY NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK. >>THANK YOU. >>NICE, TRACY. >>1028, COUNSEL CITY STUFF. >>WE ARE EXCITED TO TALK TO YOU TODAY ABOUT THE LEASE OF PARCEL NUMBER NINE AT SANDPOINT PROPERTY FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF REALLY WHAT IS AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT OF UNAFFORDABLE COTTAGE HOUSING. AND AS ALLISON SAID, THERE ARE TWO ACTIONS ON THIS ISSUE. I WILL GO INTO THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION AND A SECOND BUT JUST TO DESCRIBE THE TWO ACTIONS, FIRST IS RELATED TO AMENDING AN EXISTING LEASE THAT IS CURRENTLY BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND SOLID GROUND TO MAKE THAT BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF HOUSING IN LEHIGH AND THE SECOND ACTION IS TO AMEND THE SANDPOINT PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN TO MAKE IT CONSISTENT WITH THE SANDPOINT OVERLAY DISTRICT THAT WAS ADOPTED COUNSEL IN 2012. SO A LITTLE BIT BACK, BACKGROUND, THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION AS YOU SEE THEM APPEAR, THE LEASE WE WILL BE A DISCUSSING ON NORTHEAST 65th, THIS IS PARCEL NINE AT SANDPOINT. IT IS CURRENTLY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. USED BY FPU AS A STORM WATER RETENTION FACILITY. SORRY FOR THAT FORMATTING. >>SO A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THIS VERY LONG PROCESS AT SANDPOINT. IN 1993, THERE WAS A INITIATED PROCESS TO TRANSFER THE PROPERTY TO THE CITY IS THE LOCAL REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR HOMELESS HOUSING. THAT WAS FINALIZED IN 1996. IN 1997, FORMERLY, THE U.S. NAVY DEEDED THE LAND TO THE CITY. IN 1998, WE EXECUTED A GROUND LEASE THE SANDPOINT HOUSING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION. ALSO KNOWN AS SOLID GROUND. WE HAVE BEEN BACK TO COUNSEL THROUGHOUT THE YEARS WITH MANY CHANGES TO THE LEASE BECAUSE ANY CHANGE TO THE LEASE DOES REQUIRE COUNSEL ACTION. THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO USE A PIECE OF GENERALLY UNUSED PROPERTY OUT AT SANDPOINT WITHOUT ANY CITY SUBSIDY TO CREATE AFFORDABLE COTTAGE HOUSING. LEHIGH WAS AWARDED A DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE $3 MILLION GRANT ON INNOVATIVE METHODS TO AND HOMELESSNESS TO CREATE SANDPOINT COTTAGE COMMUNITY AND ALL WE NEED TO DO IS TAKE ACTION TO AVAIL THAT PROPERTY THAT THEN GETS DEVELOPED WITH OTHER RESOURCES. SO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO SHARON TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROJECT. >>GREAT. SO THE PROPOSAL IS TO BUILD 22- 25 STUDIO AND ONE BEDROOM COTTAGES. EACH OF THE COTTAGES WILL INCLUDE A KITCHEN, BATHROOM, SLEEPING, DINING, BEDROOM. SO IT IS A COMPLETE SELF- CONTAINED COTTAGE. AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE SITE PLAN, IT INCLUDES A PLAYGROUND, GARDENS, COMMON HOUSE, A SHARED COMMON HOUSE, AND THERE WILL BE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, SPECIFICALLY FOR LOW-WAGE WORKERS WHO ARE EXITING HOMELESSNESS. SO OUR AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IS THAT WE WILL SERVE A COMBINATION OF FAMILIES, SINGLES, COUPLES, VETERANS, AND WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS, THIS IS PERMANENT HOUSING. NOT TRANSITIONAL. AND THE INCOME GOES UP TO 40% OF THE MEDIAN INCOME. THIS IS SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAGES, THE MINIMUM WAGE, THEY INCLUDE FULL- TIME MINIMUM WAGE INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO ARE WITH THE CONSERVATION CORPS. THEN THEY ARE MORE LIKE 40% OF THE MEDIAN INCOME. THERE IS EXCEEDING 30%. AT THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME. MEANING THAT A LOT OF HOUSING THAT IS TARGETED TO PEOPLE, 30% OR BELOW, THEY MIGHT NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR. THIS IS CAPTURING A SORT OF UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATION OF WORKING PEOPLE WHO HAVE MODEST INCOMES. MINIMUM-WAGE INCOMES. WHAT IS SORT OF SPECIAL ABOUT THIS, THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM MANY WE HAVE FUNDED PROJECTS, THERE IS ZERO CITY MONEY. WE ARE NOT REQUESTING YET, WE ARE NOT REQUESTING THAT THAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING AS BUDGET CHAIR I HAVE EVER HEARD. >>THANKS TO THE CAPITAL BUDGET AND THE LEGISLATURE, THIS IS A $3 MILLION INNOVATIVE GRANT THAT WAS AWARDED. AND KEYBANK FOUNDATION 20 50,000 A NEIGHBOR WORKS AMERICA HAS ALSO AWARDED FOUNDATION FUNDING. SO WE ARE MOVING AHEAD WITH ZERO PUBLIC FUNDING FROM THE CITY FOR CAPITAL OR OPERATIONS. AND THEN, WE HAVE BEEN HONING MANY MEETINGS AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE MIX SLIDE, SO, WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF SOLID GROUND RELEASING THIS SITE FOR US. WE ALSO WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW AND COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA FOR THIS SPECIAL MEETING. I KNOW IT WAS HARD TO SCHEDULE. >>ACTUALLY, WE HAVE A LOT GOING ON BUT THIS IS SUCH A HIGH PRIORITY FOR ALL OF US. I AM THRILLED WE ARE HERE TODAY AND THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS AND RECOGNIZE THE WORK THAT HAS GONE ON. SO WE THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. >>THANK YOU. AND THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND THE LAW DEPARTMENT AND OUR ATTORNEY HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD TO WORK ON A TERM SHEET AND WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS ENTER INTO A 30 YEAR LEASE WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND THEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 10 YEAR RENEWALS AFTER THAT. AND THEN, WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE USE, MAYBE MELINDA, RESTATES THAT BECAUSE COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA WASN’T HERE. THE USE OF APPRENTICES AND STUDENTS. >>IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL PROJECT SO FAR. WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT PERSON WHO IS HELPING US DESIGN AND BUILD AND WE ARE MEETING WITH THE APPRENTICESHIP AND PRE- APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BUILD THIS? SO WE ARE CREATING WITH OUR ARCHITECT AND WONDERFUL DESIGN. WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH THE APPRENTICES AND PRE-APPRENTICES AND ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO TALK ABOUT, WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? WHAT IS THE ROLE GOING TO BE? AND IT IS ONE OF THE MORE EXCITING KINDS OF GOD, PROJECTS WE HAVE EVER HAD. SO WE SHOULD HAVE A REALLY WONDERFUL PLAN FOR A 300 FT.B2 HOUSE. MAYBE ONE WOULD WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND UTILIZE IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY EFFICIENT AND A VERY VALUABLE BUILD HOUSE. >>SINCE WE’RE ON THIS QUESTION, SOME HE ASKED ME, WHAT DO WE EXPECT THE USEFUL LIFE OF THESE BUILDINGS TO BE? >>OUR ANSWER IS A WE EXPECT THEM TO LAST 100 YEARS. >>THEY WILL MAINTAIN THEM SO WELL. >>THEY WILL BE BUILT TO CODE AND FOLLOWING THE EVERGREEN STANDARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY. WE SEE IT IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE LONGFORD, FREMONT BUNGALOWS. COTTAGES BUILT TO LAST. >>WE HAVE A NIFTY DESIGN. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A COPY OF IT. >>SO WE ARE PARTS OF THE TINY HOUSE NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR PEOPLE CAN LIVE IN SMALL SPACES BUT IT IS GOING TO BE VERY DURABLE. VERY COMFORTABLE. BUT IT IS GOING TO BE, THE SQUARE FOOTAGE WOULD BE MODEST. AND THE GO HERE, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS GOAL BUT THE GOAL IS TO DELIVER EACH COTTAGE AT LESS THAN 150,000 PER COTTAGE. WHICH IS HALF THE COST OF THE TRADITIONAL MULTIFAMILY APARTMENT UNITS. >>THE DIFFERENCE HERE OF COURSE IS THAT THESE ARE ON LAND. THEY ARE GOING TO ACCOMMODATE ONE OR TWO PEOPLE. IT WILL TAKE MORE SPACE BECAUSE WE ARE GOING LINEAR RATHER THAN UP. THAT SAID, ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO GET MORE PEOPLE HOUSED AND THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT WE HAVE ALL BEEN TALKING ABOUT. YOU KNOW IT IS A STEP UP FROM THE LITTLE TINY HOMES, THE PLACES THAT HAVE NO RUNNING WATER INSIDE. BUT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO SAY, THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO WORK FOR PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO GET INSIDE WITH THE ROOF AND THE DIGNITY OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE THEIR OWN KITCHENETTE PLUS A BATHROOM. THAT IS A WONDERFUL MODEL. MY HAT IS TOTALLY OFF TO ALL OF YOU. >>YES. BECAUSE THE LAND IS ZONED RESIDENTIAL. LOWRISE RESIDENTIAL. SO WE THINK THAT THIS IS POSSIBLY A NATIONAL MODEL, A STATEWIDE MODEL. THERE ARE MANY COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE PUBLIC LAND, LOW-DENSITY PROPERTY. WHERE SOMETHING LIKE THIS CAN HAPPEN. AND EVERYONE HAS BEEN VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE HIGH COST OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. SO THIS — >>YOU COULD CUT IT IN HALF. YOU COULD CUT EACH UNIT IN HALF BY DOING THIS. >>RUTH, CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION? I AM JUST SUCH A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR THESE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS. I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU AS A WOMAN CARPENTER ARE OUT HERE LEADING THIS CHARGE. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WE NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF THE APPRENTICES OR THE PRE-APPRENTICE PROGRAMS TO FREE PEOPLE TO BE WORKING ON THESE PROJECTS? >>THAT IS A WONDERFUL QUESTION. THE ORGANIZATION WHICH THE CITY OF SEATTLE HAS, THAT HAS THE APPRENTICESHIP ALL OVER, THAT IS ALREADY INTERESTED IN THIS. WE HAVE PRESENTATIONS THERE SO WE ARE COMBINING WITH ALL OF OUR, KING COUNTY AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES. WE HAVE BEEN DOING IT LONGER THAN ALMOST ANYONE ELSE. SO WE ARE REACHING OUT TO DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT. WE HAVE GIVEN SPEECHES AT THAT WASHINGTON STATE APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COUNCIL. THEY HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE AS WELL. SO WE RECOGNIZE THIS IS A BIGGER PICTURE. AND THAT OUR APPRENTICES AND OUR PRE-APPRENTICES WILL BE REALLY DOING A LOT OF HELP TO HELP WITH THIS. ALSO TO POINT OUT WITH YOUR PINCHED, THAT IS A DIVERSITY TRAINING PROGRAM. AS WOMEN, AS PEOPLE OF COLOR, IT ALSO HAS EVERYONE IN IT. BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION ARE ALSO PRISONERS WHO ARE GOING TO GO INTO CONSTRUCTION. THIS IS A WONDERFUL PROJECT FOR THEM. >>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, DID YOU WANT TO ADD SOMETHING? >>SO MANY THINGS. >>IF I COULD JUST GO THROUGH A FEW OF THE DETAILS. THE TERMS OF THE LEASE. AND THEN I WILL GO THROUGH THE SUBSTANCE OF THE RESOLUTION CHANGE. >>JUST TO GO TO THOSE DETAILS. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO ELSA, ONE OF OUR FABULOUS UNDERWRITERS TO TALK THROUGH WITH THE LEASE TERMS INCLUDE. >>THANK YOU. >>SO AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED, THE CURRENT LEASE IS WITH SOLID GROUND. AND WHAT THIS ACTION WILL ALLOW US TO DO IS TO REMOVE THAT PARCEL FROM THE GROUND LEASE. AND ENTER INTO A LEASE WITH LEHIGH. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT. THE LEASE WILL BE A 30 YEAR LEASE WITH THREE TEN-YEAR EXTENSIONS. SOME OF THE TERMS OF THE LEASE WILL BE THAT LEHIGH WILL CONSTRUCT THE PROJECT AS PROPOSED. THE COTTAGES WILL SERVE LOW INCOME HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. AND THE COTTAGES CONTINUE TO BE A GOOD, HABITABLE CONDITION AT EACH TIME OF RENEWAL. >>I HAVE A QUESTION IF I MAY. >>COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW IS LOOKING AT ME SIDEWAYS. I LOVE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DETAILS. >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>WE START GOING THROUGH LEASES, IT COULD BE AN HOUR TO GET THROUGH. >>I PROMISE IT WILL NOT BE. THIS IS A PAGE AND A QUARTER. I DID WANT TO ASK A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE FOLKS WHO WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS. BECAUSE THERE IS A DISTINCTION HERE. THIS SLIDE SHOWS THAT IT WILL SERVE LOW INCOME, I HAVE HEARD DESCRIBED A COUPLE OF WAYS. IT WILL SERVE LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. SO I WANT TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHETHER IT IS BOTH POPULATIONS OR ONE OR THE OTHER. AND IF IT INCLUDES LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS, HOW WE ARE DEFINING LOW INCOME. I DON’T SEE THAT LEVEL OF SPECIFICITY IN THE LEASE TERMS. >>GREAT QUESTION. SO FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE SANDPOINT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN WHEN THE, WHAT IT DOES IT PROCESS. THAT LOOKS AT HOMELESS HOUSE IN. OUR OFFICE OF HOUSING DOES NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC DEFINITION OF WHAT COUNTS AS HOMELESS. BUT WE TYPICALLY COUNTED AS A PRETTY BROAD POPULATION INCLUDING FOLKS WHO ARE AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS. AS SHARON MENTIONED, THESE ARE FOR THE COTTAGES SERVING FOLKS AT OR BELOW 40% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME. WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE THIS IS A POPULATION THAT IS COMING FROM COORDINATED ENTRY FOR EXAMPLE WITH VERY HIGH NEEDS. BUT RANGING IN THAT AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS OR EXITING HOMELESSNESS POPULATION. >>SO FRANK TOP HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL. HE HAS CONTACTED THE CONSERVATION CORPS AND FAIR START. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS WHO ARE IN JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS. AND CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS AND ONCE THEY GET A FULL-TIME JOB, AT MINIMUM WAGE, THEY ARE NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR HOMELESS HOUSING AT 30% AMI. SO PEOPLE WILL BE EXITING HOMELESSNESS AND THEY WILL LARGELY BE, THESE ARE THE INCOMES. THEY WILL HAVE INCOMES BETWEEN COME UP TO 31,000 FOR A SINGLE PERSON AND 35,444 A TWO-PERSON HOUSEHOLD. AND 39,000 8804 A THREE PERSON HOUSEHOLD. SO WE ARE GOING TO BE USING THE OFFICE OF HOUSING INCOME LIMITS AND OUR COMMITMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT COMMERCE IS 40% AREA MEDIAN INCOME IN TERMS OF AFFORDABILITY. >>SO WHEN WE SAY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS, WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE CHRONICALLY HOMELESS FOR EXAMPLE. >>WELL THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME LONG-TERM HOMELESS WHO HAVE ENTERED JOB TRAINING. BUT FOR THE MOST PART, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING THE TRANSITION. >>READY TO TRANSITIO. THEY COULD BE EXITING JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS. IT COULD BE EMPLOYED ELSEWHERE. WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE IN A TINY HOUSE, THEY NOW HAVE EMPLOYMENT. WE ARE LOOKING FOR PERMANENT HOUSING AND AS WELL AS THE SEATTLE CONSERVATION CORPS. >>GRADUATES OF THE CONSERVATION CORPS. >>THIS IS NOT HAVE SERVICES FUNDING THAT WOULD REQUIRE A PARTICULAR REFERRAL SYSTEM LIKE COORDINATED ENTRY, WHICH GIVES MORE FLEXIBILITY TO THE AGENCY TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL RESIDENTS CONSISTENT WITH THE REGULATORY AGREEMENTS SET BY COMMERCE FOR THAT AREA MEDIAN INCOME. AND OUR EXPECTATIONS FOR SERVING THAT POPULATION AS RELATED TO THE SANDPOINT PLAN. >>LIKELY NOT PULLING OFF OF A COORDINATED ENTRY LIST. >>HOW DO YOU PRIORITIZE? I WOULD IMAGINE, LET’S SAY THESE ARE BUILT AND BUILT BY NEXT SUMMER, READY TO GO. THESE ARE GOING TO BE COVETED PLACES TO LIVE. HOW DO YOU PRIORITIZE? >>THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER BEEN APPEAR LIKE THIS. I AM FEELING VERY EMOTIONAL NOW. >>BISQUICK, THE IDEA IS THE WORKFORCE HOUSING, IF YOU ARE HOMELESS, YOU WANT TO GET A TRAINING AND GET A JOB. WE WORK WITH THE CONSERVATION CORPS OF THE CITY. THEY HAVE DONE IT FOR MANY YEARS. ALSO FAIR START. THEY HAVE BOTH ENDORSED THE EFFORT SO THERE ARE FOLKS WHO GET INTO THE PROGRAMS. THEY CAN HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE. THAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO BE CLOSE TO WHERE THEY WORK. SOME OF THE CONSERVATION CORPS MEMBERS ACTUALLY DO THE WORK AT MAGNUSON PARK TO MAINTAIN THE PARK. OTHER PUBLIC WORKS AND FAIR START ALSO IS A TRAINING PROGRAM THAT, AFTER THEY GO TO THE PROGRAM, THEY GET IT PLACED IN A JOB. AGAIN, A LOT OF THOSE JOBS ARE IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE WHERE THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO LIVE. THIS IS THE INTENT TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE AND ONCE THEY’RE IN, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY NOT HOMELESS ANYMORE. BUT, COULD I HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER COMMENTS? THIS IS A PILOT PROJECT TO GET THIS THING SO WE SAVE MONEY ON THIS PROJECT. THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING, THEY ARE TOO AND EXPENSIVE. THIS IS A — CAN I SAY HERE? [ LAUGHTER ] SORRY. A NEW ISSUE. BUT THE COST OF HOUSING IS 330,000. HE WILL DO THIS FOR LESS THAN THAT IN THE PILOT PROJECT. BUT WE WANT TO EXTEND THIS AROUND THE STATE. I HAVE MANY YEARS IN OTHER CITIES INCLUDING ABERDEEN WHO CALLED UP AND SAID, LOOK, I HAVE TO BASICALLY MOVE AND ENCAMPMENT ALONG THE RIVER IN ABERDEEN. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMEPLACE DECENT FOR THOSE FOLKS TO LIVE. AND SO, WE ARE DOING THIS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE. I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY PEOPLE IN YET,, SPOKANE, PIERCE COUNTY, AS WELL AS ABERDEEN. SO I THINK THIS IS A MODEL. ONCE YOU GET GOING, WE HOPE TO DRIVE DOWN THE COST PER UNIT BECAUSE PART OF THE INITIAL COST IS DOING THE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH THE COMMITTEE COLLEGES. WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE CONNECTION WITH THE UNION APPRENTICESHIPS BUT THE COLLEGES THAT IS CRITICAL. I SHOULD ALSO SAY THAT THIS IS ALL CARRYING OUT A PLAN APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, IN 1997, THIS IS THE LAST PIECE OF THAT PLAN. THE PRIOR PIECE WAS BUILDING IT, WHICH WE JUST FINISHED. THAT WAS A HUGE LOVEFEST OUT THERE. 148 UNITS OF WORKFORCE HOUSING. PLUS EARLY LEARNING CENTER AND ALL OF THIS OTHER STUFF. IT IS GREAT. ONE LAST THING, I ATTENDED ALL OF THE COMMUNITY MEANINGS. WE HAD THREE COMMUNITY MEETINGS WHERE THEY SAID, YOU GO OUT AND TALK TO THE COMMITTED. IT WAS GREAT. SO WE SAID, WE DID PRETTY WELL. SO THIS IS A GOOD TWO. IT LITERALLY, ONE OF THEM SAID, CAN WE MOVE IN? BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS TIED TO PROGRAMS WHOSE INTENT IS TO TRAIN PEOPLE. THEN WE NEED TO HAVE A PLACE FOR THEM TO LIVE. WE WILL FOCUS ON MOST PROGRAMS. TO START. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >>PRESENTED OF CHOP, YOU HAVE BEEN A HERO FOR MANY OF THESE PROJECTS. I AM GRATEFUL TO YOU. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, I KNOW YOU HAVE A REGIONAL COUNCIL MEETING YOU NEED TO ATTEND. WHAT WE YOU LIKE TO ADD? >>LET ME START WITH A THANK YOU TO YOU AGAIN. YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT PARTNER IN HELPING US MAKE SURE THAT SOME OF THESE CRITICAL COMPONENTS RELATED TO HOUSING GET THROUGH COMMITTEE THIS YEAR. SO THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING THIS IN YOUR AGENDA. I AM SO EXCITED THAT THIS IS A ROBUST OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HEAR FROM THE SPEAKER, THE INCREDIBLE PARTNERS HE HAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AND THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. I THINK THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE WHERE WE HAVE TAKEN SURPLUS PUBLIC PROPERTY THAT IS UNDERUTILIZED AND TURNED IT INTO A TRUE PUBLIC BENEFIT. AND IT HAS REALLY BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO LIVE OUR WORDS AND OUR VALUES EVERY DAY. SPEAKER HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB, A HEROIC EFFORT AT THE STATE LEVEL TO GIVE US THE TOOLS SO THAT WE HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR TOOLBELT TO BUILD ON PUBLIC LAND AND WILL BE BILLED ON PUBLIC LAND, WE ARE SAVING MONEY. SAVING MONEY FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE STATE AND WE ARE ALSO SAVING LIVES TO GIVE FOLKS A PLACE TO LIVE. THE PARTNERSHIP THAT YOU HEARD ABOUT FROM LEHIGH, IT IS A VERY GREAT EXAMPLE OF US TRYING TO TAKE TO SCALE PROGRAMS THAT WE KNOW TO BE EFFECTIVE. AND ALSO TO MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE AT. PEOPLE ARE GETTING OUT OF HOMELESSNESS BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING STABLY HOUSTON BECAUSE WE HAVE HELPED TO FIND THEM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE MEANINGFUL. IS SPEAKING OF PLUMMET OPPORTUNITIES, WE ARE PROVIDING THEM FOLKS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING INTO INCORPORATE LABOR STANDARDS. AT ONE POINT, 10 YEARS AGO, I CAN REMEMBER WHEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND BUILDING AND TRADES AND SOMETIMES IT WAS WATER AND OIL, HERE I THINK WE HAVE SEEN ANOTHER EXAMPLE IN THE YEAR AND HALF I’VE BEEN HERE OF WHERE THE OF PULLED TOGETHER THESE TWO VISIONS OF CREATING AFFORDABLE UNITS AND GOOD INCOME JOBS. WE HAVE MARRIED THOSE ALONG WITH THE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS YOU HAVE MENTIONED. IT IS REALLY EXCITING. úLASTLY, AS WE LOOK AT SANDPOIN AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD, I WANT TO THANK THE SPEAKER AND FORMER SPEAKER AND YOUR TEAM. I KNOW TONY IS HERE. ALEC, MARISSA, CHAVEZ, THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON TRYING TO FIGURE HOW WE MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. AND THE VISION YOU ARTICULATED TEST IN EARLIER MEETINGS. IT IS NOT A ROOF OR A DOOR YOUR OFFERING FOLKS. IT IS TRULY A HOME. AND A PLACE TO GET STABILIZED. AND WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE ABILITY TO SUPPORT THIS AND ALSO TO SUPPORT ANY OTHER CITIES IF YOU CAN. SHOWING WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO BRING THESE MODELS TO SCALE. AND IT IS JUST ONE MORE ADDITION TO THE LONG LIST OF HOUSING OPTIONS YOU ALL HAVE BOTH AUTHORIZED AT THE STATE LEVEL THAT YOU HOPED IT AREA AND THAT THE CITY HAS FUNDED IN THE PAST. I THINK IT IS A WIN-WIN. A WIN FOR WORKERS WHO ARE BUILDING THESE BUILDINGS AND A WIN FOR THE INDIVIDUALS AND THE WORKERS WHO WILL BE LIVING IN THESE NEW HOMES. AND ALSO A WIN FOR THE CITY BECAUSE THIS IS SHOWING HOW WE CAN BE MORE EFFICIENT AND A WIN FOR THE STATE AS WELL WHO HAS BEEN HELPING LIFT UP THESE OPTIONS AND FIRST BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD IS REALLY GREAT. I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT YOU HAVE DONE AND THAT THE EXECUTIVE HAS ENCOURAGED IN THE CONVERSATION. YOU ALL CARRIED IT OUT. THAT IS TIME INTENSIVE SO THANK YOU. I COULDN’T GET AWAY FROM SAYING HOW EXCITED WE ARE. 1025 IS THE PENDING DIRECTOR FOR THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. THIS IS BEEN SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF. THANK YOU FOR THAT LEADERSHIP AS WELL. >>THREE QUICK THINGS. MR. GUZMAN, WHEN YOU SPOKE, I WAS REMINDED OF HOW IMPORTANT AND HOW MUCH OF A PARTISAN EFFORT THIS IS BEEN. A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, I GOT A CALL FROM MIKE ARMSTRONG, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM WENATCHEE THAT SAID WE ARE BRINGING THE COLLEGES AND SOME HEISKELL PROGRAMS TOGETHER AND THERE WAS A COMPETITION IN OLYMPIA WHERE THEY WERE BUILDING SOME TINY HOMES. AND I DON’T KNOW HOW THAT WENT BUT HE CALLED ME AND SAID HEY, DO YOU WANT THEM? AND I SAID REALLY? AND I THINK THAT’S WHEN I CALLED SHARON AND SAID, THERE ARE A DOZEN TINY HOMES IN OLYMPIA THAT IF WE CAN GET THEM, IF WE CAN GET TRANSPORTATION, WE CAN HAVE THEM. AND THANK YOU TO SOME OF OUR FRIENDS ON THE TEAMSTERS. AND BOEING STEPPED UP WITH SOME TRUCKS. IT WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO BUT VERY MEANINGFUL. THANK YOU FOR THAT. I APPRECIATE IT. ALSO, FOR OUR TREE FRIENDS IN THE AUDIENCE, IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT AS WE ARE PUTTING IN THESE HOMES, AND WE DO HAVE SOME PUBLIC GARDENS, THAT WE DON’T FORGET WE NEED TO HAVE THE APPROPRIATE TREES AROUND THEM JUST FOR ALL OF THE REASONS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, I WASN’T DOING THAT JUST TO GET YOUR APPLAUSE. WE MEAN THAT VERY SINCERELY. AND MAGNUSON PARK IS SO BEAUTIFUL. BUT IF WE COULD PAY ATTENTION TO THAT, MAKE SURE WE PLANT THE RIGHT TREE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. IT WILL MAKE IT THAT MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL AND ACCEPTABLE IN THE COMMUNITY. >>ANYTHING ELSE FROM MY COLLEAGUES BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS. WE HAVE A TIDY UP PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS. BUT DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING? >>WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE RESOLUTION WHICH IS THE SECOND PIECE OF LEGISLATION YOU ARE TAKING ACTION ON? >>YOU MAY AS WELL. AND THEN WE CAN GO ON BOTH OF THEM. >>TEST AGAIN, SAYING WITH THE FIRST ONE IS, THE FIRST ONE IS THE CHANGE OF LEASE FROM SOLID GROUND TO LEHIGH AND THE SECOND ONE, THERE ARE PRESENTLY TWO DOCUMENTS THAT DESCRIBE THE DEVELOPMENT FUND. ONE IS THE SANDPOINT PHYSICAL MANAGEMET PLAN THAT WAS SENT TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN 1996. BUT 2012, CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED A SANDPOINT OVERLAY DISTRICT AND THAT IS WHAT HAS MORE RECENTLY GOVERNED THE WAY IN WHICH UNITS ARE COUNTED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN. THIS IS TO AMEND THE OLD MANAGEMENT PLAN TO BRING IT CONSISTENT WITH MORE RECENT COUNSEL ACTION IN 2012. >>IS THERE ANYTHING IN THAT THAT WE NEED TO BE FOCUSING ON? >>THIS IS A VERY SMALL AMENDMENT. >>ANYTHING ELSE? COLLEAGUES, IF YOU’RE COMFORTABLE, ARE READY TO GO, — >>YES? >>I AM READY TO GO. >>IF YOU LIKE TO MOVE THAT THE CITY PASS 23, WHICH IS THE LEASABLE ALLOW THE HOMES TO MOVE FORWARD. >>ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE DOES. NONE OPPOSED. NO ABSTENTIONS. THAT IS GREAT. THANK YOU. AND REPRESENTATIVE CHOP, THANK YOU AGAIN. >>THIS RESOLUTION IS NEXT. THIS IS RESOLUTION 31905. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE PASS IT. NO OPPOSED AND NO ABSTENTION. WE HAVE A COURTESY VOTE. SO OUR ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTION BOTH HAVE PASSED. WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH BOTH OF THEM FOR THE FULL COUNCIL ON MONDAY. AND AGAIN, SHARON LEE, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WORK YOU ARE DOING. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. OKAY. NEXT ITEM. WITH THEM IN. >>ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, 24, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT MERCER STREET AND SECOND AVENUE NORTH, AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING TO GRANT A LEASE OF THE REAL PROPERTY TO PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP OR ITS AFFILIATE OR DESIGNEE. >>THIS IS THE CASE SITE? WE HAVE BEEN MOVING ON THIS. I KNOW COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA , YOU HAVE A REGIONAL COUNSEL TO ATTEND. LEAVITT HERE. WE WILL PICK IT UP. THANK YOU. >>ARE YOU LEAVING TWO? >>THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK THIS FALL. EVERYTHING YOU HAVE INCLUDED IN YOUR AGENDA. I WANT TO SAY IF I MIGHT, ON THE CASE SITE, I CAN’T SAY THIS IS SOMETHING WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE LABOR STANDARDS. LINKAGE WE GOT INTO THE CASE I’D RESOLUTION LAST YEAR. AND A LOT OF THE LABOR COMMUNITY IS REALLY LOOKING AT THE CASE I’D AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE CAN MAKE THE LABOR STANDARDS WORK WITH THE COMMITMENT TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE OFFICE OF HOUSING FOR THEIR INCLUSION OF THE LANGUAGE. WE WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE FROM THAT REPORT. >>I AM EXCITED ABOUT IT AS WELL. BECAUSE IT GIVES OUR UNION COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE. AND I LOVE THAT. BECAUSE THEY BY AND AND THEY ARE A PART OF IT. AND WE LOOK AT THE QUALITY OF WORK WHEN IT IS DONE. AND PEOPLE ARE JUST THRILLED WITH THIS. A REAL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN A NONPROFIT AND THE LABOR PARTNERS. >>WE HAVE NEW PEOPLE AT THE TABLE. COULD WE HAVE INTRODUCTIONS? >>1025. >>JOHN TORRENTS WITH PLYMOUTH HOUSING. >>JOHN AND TIM FROM PLYMOUTH, WE THANK YOU. FOR YOUR WORK. AND I KNOW THAT PAUL AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY YEARS. EMILY, WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT. DO YOU WANT TO KICK IT OFF? >>WE ARE MOVING LEGISLATIN FOR A LEASE OF THE CASE I’D PROPERTY TO PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND CULTURAL SPACE. A REMINDER, THIS IS WONDERFUL PROPERTY LOCATED IN UPTOWN EMMA FORMALLY PROPERTY OWNED BY SEATTLE CENTER FOLLOWING THE SIGNIFICANT PROCESS THAT WAS THE OF TOWN REZONE IN OCTOBER, 2017. THERE WAS A RESOLUTION PASSED BY COUNSEL THAT TRANSFERRED THE JURISDICTION OF THIS PROPERTY FROM SEATTLE CENTER TO THE OFFICE OF HOUSING TO WORK WITH OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE TO HAVE A CO-LOCATED SPACE IN THE COMMUNITY EMMA PROVIDING BOTH AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH THE FOCUS ON SERVING HOMELESS AND FORMALLY HOMELESS FOLKS. AND AND ARTS AND CULTURAL SPACE ON THE GROUND FLOOR. IN 2018, WE CONCLUDED AN RFP THAT WAS A COMPETITIVE PROCESS AND THROUGH THAT PROCESS, THE OFFICE OF HOUSING SELECTED AND AWARDED FUNDS TO PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP TO PRODUCE THE PROJECT THEY WILL DESCRIBE RIGHT NOW. >>OKAY. I WANT TO SAY A FEW THINGS AND THEN TURN IT OVER TO JOHN TO GO OVER THE DETAILS. THE FIRST THING IS THANKS TO EMILY AND HER TEAM. THE OFFICE OF HOUSING DID THE LEG WORK ON BUILDING COMMITTEE SUPPORT FOR THE HOMELESS PROJECT. AN AMAZING COMMITTEE WE WILL OTHERWISE BE ABLE TO AFFORD PROPERTY IN. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THAT. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO BE THE PROVIDER OF PUBLIC BENEFITS. COMING RIGHT OUT OF HOMELESSNESS. >>THE REST OF THE UNIT THAT JOHN WILL TALK ABOUT IS PART OF THE MOVING ON PROGRAM. THAT HIS FOLKS ALREADY STABLY HOUSED. IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. BOTH AT PLYMOUTH AND OTHER SERVICES, CATHOLIC HOUSING SERVICES AND OTHERS WHO ARE STABLE AND DON’T NEED AS MANY SUPPORTS. FOR WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE CITY AND OTHERS IS, IT IS CHEAPER TO OPERATE. ESSENTIAL. SO LORI AND HER OPERATING COSTS SUBSTANTIALLY AND FREEING UP THE ROOMS AND OTHER BUILDINGS FOR FOLKS TO COME OFF OF THE STREETS AND COME OUT OF HOMELESSNESS. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT GOAL AS WELL AS ARTS AND CULTURAL SPACE. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THE COMMUNITY WITH A LONGTIME OWNER OF PLYMOUTH. IT WILL BE A PATH TO THE AIR. ANY OF YOU FAMILIAR WITH IT MAY PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR MANY OF OUR POPULATION FOLKS THAT ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND LOWER INCOME. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA MENTIONED THIS BEFORE BUT WE ARE EXCITED TO BE A PILOT PROJECT FOR THAT. WE ARE ALSO LEARNING A LOT. WE ARE EXCITED TO WORK ON THAT PROGRAM. AND PROVIDE LIVING WAGES FOR THE WORKERS BUT THE OTHER THING I WILL POINT OUT, WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE RECENT PASSAGE OF THE COUNCIL DATA ON THE ADJUST FOR INFLATION. SO THE FOLKS WORKING AT PLYMOUTH AND D.SC. AND OTHER PLACES, THEY ARE WORKING IN THE BUILDING’S. MANY WITH MASTERS DEGREES AND SOCIAL WORKERS WILL ALSO HAVE A LIVING WAGE. SO JOHN, DO YOU WANT TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT? >>I THINK YOU DID A GREAT JOB OF COVERING IT BUT WE ARE INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO BE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT. WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS A LATE DECEMBER CLOSING ON THE FINANCING AND BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION IN EARLY JANUARY 2020. A 14 MONTH TIMEFRAME FOR CONSTRUCTION. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE BUILDERS. AS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR, A UNION CONTRACTOR. WHO IS JUST AS EXCITED AS WE ARE IN THE WORKFORCE AGREEMENT. ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH, THEY PROVIDE THE LONG-TERM PARTNER OF PLYMOUTH IN PROVIDING ARTS EDUCATION AND ACCESS TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING OR HAVE EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS. AND WE FEEL THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO NOT ONLY PROVIDE A BEAUTIFUL SPACE ON THE GROUND FLOOR BUT ALSO TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY AS, IN THE ORGANIZATION AS WELL. ESTIMATES, THE INDIVIDUAL STIR, TRANSITIONING TO SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, WE FEEL THAT IT HAS A DOUBLE BENEFIT SUPPORTING HOUSING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO DON’T NEED THE HIGH SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, WE ARE THAN OPENING UP THOSE BEDS TO THEN MOVE PEOPLE OFF OF THE STREET AND ONTO THE COORDINATED ENTRY WAITING LIST. INTO PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. THAT IS EXCITING FOR US AS WELL. >>SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOWLEDGE THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE WITH OUTREACH AND UPTOWN. DEBBIE AND MANY OF THE FOLKS IN THE UPTOWN ALLIANCE, WE KNOW THAT THE SITE WAS IMPORTANT TO THEM. THEY WERE JUST ABSOLUTELY INSISTENT THAT WE HAVE THE KIND OF LOW INCOME HOUSING A PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. YOU MOVE ON SPACES. AND THEN YOU’RE ABLE TO GET THE AGREEMENT AROUND PATH WITHOUT. IS THAT WHAT HAS GONE UP AT 12 AVENUE? IT WAS — >>12 AVENUE ARTS. BUT THERE WORKING WITH BELLWETHER HOUSING. >>ANYWAY. I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING THERE ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE BUT THE COMMUNITY IS ABLE TO USE THE COMMUNITY SPACE. THAT IS SOMETHING YOU ALL HAVE WORKED HARD TO MAKE SURE HAPPENS. I THINK THIS IS A WONDERFUL ADDITION AND WE HAVE A CULTURAL OVERLAY IN UPTOWN AS WELL WHERE THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO EMPHASIZE ART, MUSIC, WHETHER IT IS PERFORMING ARTS OR VISUAL ARTS. THIS IS A WONDERFUL ADDITION. I AM REALLY PROUD THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN THIS FAR. >>SO I AM GOING TO TURN TO TOM TO DESCRIBE THE LEASE TERMS. >>THAT IS A TYPICAL PIECE. JUST A REMINDER, THIS IS ONE OF THE INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES WHERE WE HAVE PUBLIC LAND WHERE WE ARE ACHIEVING MULTIPLE PUBLIC BENEFITS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD THE LAND IN PUBLIC OWNERSHIP WHILE DOING THE LONG-TERM LEASE. >>ALL RIGHT. WITH THE SANDPOINT LEASE, IT WILL BE A 99 YEAR LEASE. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. OF COURSE, IT WILL REQUIRE, THE BUILDING WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND PERMITTING AND THEY WILL HAVE TO GET THE FINANCING PUT TOGETHER. WORTH WITH CONSTRUCTION LENDER AND TAX INVESTOR. TO FACILITATE ALL OF THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO CLOSE AND CONSTRUCT THE BUILDING. AS EMILY SAID, HE PROVIDED FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT. THAT WILL DO THE STANDARD SET OF LOAN DOCUMENTS AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS THAT THEY SATISFIED WITH EXTENSIONS. WILL BE THE STANDARD FOR OUR FUNDING WE PUT IN PLACE. >>DO HAVE MORE ILLUSTRATIONS ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT? I SEE THIS ONE ON FLIGHT THREE. MAYBE GO BACK ONE? >>IS THAT THE FINAL DESIGN? OR WHAT ARE WE LOOKING UP THERE? >>WE ARE LOOKING AT WHAT IS GETTING CLOSE TO THE FINAL DESIGN. IT IS, WE TOOK THIS TO THE UPTOWN COMMITTEE, ESPECIALLY THE LAND-USE COMMITTEE WITH THE ALLIANCE. WE ORIGINALLY HAD A LIGHTER BUILDING. THEY WANTED SOMETHING A BIT DARKER THAN SILVER COLOR. IT IS NOT AS DARK AS THIS. BUT THE COLORS DON’T EVER PLAY AS WELL. BUT IT IS, IT WILL BE METAL SIDING ABOVE. WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT, WITH ALL OF THE WINDOWS, THAT WOULD BE THE MERCER STREET FACDE. AND THAT WILL BE THE SPACE. THE RESIDENTIAL ENTRY ON THE LEFT OF THE BUILDING HERE THAT IS ON SECOND AVENUE. AND THEN, SEVEN STORIES ABOVE FOR THAT ENCOMPASSING THE 93 UNITS. >>REMIND ME OF WHAT WE’RE DOING WITH FREIGHT DELIVERY. >>WE WILL BE DELIVERING OF A SECOND AVENUE AND WE ARE WORKING ON CREATING THE PLACE RIGHT NOW. >>GREAT. SO MORE DETAILS PLEASE? >>I THINK THAT HAS CONCLUDED THE LEASE TERMS. I JUST SHOULD GIVE A CREDIT TO TOM. IT IS NOT EASY TO TAKE SURE THAT OUR FINANCING WORKS WELL WITH THESE LEASES. HE IS DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE MEET ALL OF THOSE OUTCOMES. >>THE DETAILS THAT YOU WERE JUGGLING, ALL OF YOU, THEY ARE VERY IMPRESSIVE. I AM JUST DELIGHTED WE WENT THROUGH THE RFP AND I AM GLAD PLYMOUTH WAS SUCCESSFUL AND I LOOK FORWARD ANY YOU HAVE TO SEEING WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE FOR THE COMMUNITY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? WELL THEN I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE PASSED TO 24, RELATING TO THIS IT. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE DIJ. AND NONE OPPOSED. NO ABSTENTIONS. THE MOTION PASSES. THIS WILL GO FORWARD TO OUR FULL COUNSEL NEXT MONDAY. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. TOM? TIM? JOHN? NICE TO MEET YOU ALL. >>ITEM #. >>ITEM NUMBER NINE, COUNSEL BUILT 1962, AND ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPART, AMENDING ORDINANCE 125 74, WHICH ADOPTED THE 2019 BUDGET, LIFTING A PROVISO AND RATIFYING THE CONFIRMING CERTAIN PRIOR ACTS. >>IF WE COULD INVITE OUR PRESENTERS UP TO THE TABLE? >>>>VERY NICE TO SEE YOU ALL. >>DO YOU WANT TO DO INTRODUCTIONS? >>>>I AM AMAURY AVALOS. >>I JUST TURNED ON THE MICROPHONE. >>THAT IS FINE. >>MY NAME IS AMAURY AVALOS. I AM A PLANNER FOR THAT YOUTH EMPOWERMENT DIVISION. >>AND I AM TANYA KIM WITH THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. >>NICE TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WHO IS, IN THE SOUTH? >>I WILL VERY BRIEFLY. AS YOU CALLED LAST YEAR DURING BUDGET, COUNSEL PAST THE PROVISO ON SBT FUNDS LOCATED FOR MEDIA CAMPAIGNS. THE PROVISO REQUESTED HST SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE COMMITTEE DETAILING THE DEPARTMENT’S PLANS FOR THOSE FUNDS. THE GREEN SHEET IS ATTACHED TO THE MEMO YOU SHOULD HAVE IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT. AND I HAVE ALSO PROVIDED THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THE COMMITTEE ADVISORY BOARD PROVIDED TO HST. BUT OTHERWISE, I WILL LEAVE IT TO YOU GUYS TO TALK ABOUT THE PLAN FOR THOSE FUNDS. >>PLEASE, GO AHEAD. >>. SO WE DO NOT HAVE A DATA DECK SO WE HAVE THAT MEMO. DO YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE THE CENTRAL STAFF? >>GREAT. YOU HAVE IT. >>I WANT TO MAKE SURE I WAS REFERENCING WHAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU. SO ESSENTIAL, WE ARE HERE IN HOPES TO LET THE PROVISO SAY WE CAN GET GOING. BECAUSE IT IS GETTING TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR. AND THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX THEY HAVE, THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD, THEY HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHERE FUNDS SHOULD BE ALLOCATED. ONE OF THE PROJECTS HERE BEING PRESENTED TODAY THROUGH THIS PROVISO RESPONSE IS REALLY FOCUSING ON THE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND COUNTER MARKETING CAMPAIGN. AND SO WE ARE HERE TODAY TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT OUR APPROACH IS GOING TO BE. AND HOPES TO GET THE PROVISO LIFTED. AMAURY IS THE BRAINS BUT I AM THE SPOKESPERSON. AND SO IF I GET SOMETHING WRONG, HE WILL TRY TO CHIME IN. >>THANK YOU. >>SO WE HAVE, WHAT I HAVE, WHAT I AM LOOKING OFF OF IS THE ONE DATED AUGUST 19 AT THE SEATTLE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT SUBMITTED TO YOU. I AM CHAIR SHOT. I KNOW WE HAVE A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. BUT WHAT I CAN ASSURE YOU ON IS, THAT THIS, DO YOU HAVE THAT? I AM LOOKING AT AMY’S MEMO AND FLIPPING TO THESE OTHER THINGS AT THE SAME TIME. >>AMY’S METAL, PERFECT. SO FOR THE AUGUST 19, WHAT I CAN ASSURE YOU, RATHER THAN BEING THROUGH EVERYTHING, JUST AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL, WE TOOK THE INTENT AND THE VISION OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDED AND HOW THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS CARRIED THROUGH. WE ESSENTIALLY TOOK THAT AND WE DEVELOPED THIS PROVISO RESPONSE TO DEMONSTRATES THAT WE BELIEVE THAT THE SUBJECT MATTER ASPECTS THOUGHT THIS THROUGH. THEY HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS ELSEWHERE. IT IS OUR JOB TO REALLY SUPPORT THEM TO SEE THE VISION THROUGH. THE FIRST PART OF THE MEMO IS JUST TO SUMMARIZE WHAT THE GREEN SHEET PROVISO IS. THE SECOND PART ON EACH ONE IS FOCUSING ON SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS. SO THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD, WHICH IS WHAT I AM GOING TO SAY MOVING FORWARD, THEY SENT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE A MEMO TO OUTLINE WHAT IT IS THAT THEY WERE REALLY WANTING TO FOCUS ON. IT IS ONE TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HARMFUL HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE SUGARY SWEETENED BEVERAGES. AND THE HEALTHIER BEVERAGE CHOICES. NUMBER TWO IS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE DECEPTIVE AND MANIPULATIVE MARKETING OF SSB’S TO PEOPLE OF COLOR IN LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES. WITH PARTICULAR INTEREST WITH THE YOUTH AND ADULTS AND GENERATING ACTION AND RESISTANCE. NUMBER THREE, IT IS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF WHAT SBT IS DOING IN SEATTLE. WE TOOK THAT AND ON THE SECOND PAGE, IT IS THE DELIVERABLES. SO YOU WILL SEE JUST IN TABLE 4, WHAT THEY WERE ASKING FOR, ONE, TWO, THREE. THAT IS THE SECOND COLUMN. IT IS THE PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. THE COUNTER MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND THE PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. IT IS ADVERTISING AND ENGAGING YOUTH. SOCIAL MEDIA, AND MAKING SURE THAT OUR WEBSITE IS INFORMATIVE. SO IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, THE ACTION ITEM FOR US IS THAT YOU HAVE A REQUEST FOR A PROPOSAL AND PUT THIS OUT TO BID. SO BE CAN WORK WITH AN ORGANIZATION AND WHETHER IT IS A MARKETING FORM OR A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THAT IS CAMPAIGNS IN MOBILIZING AND TO APPLY. AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING, NOT WE, AMAURY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE COLLEGE OVER AT THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY. THE OFFICE THAT SUPPORTS THE CAB TO GET FEEDBACK ON THE RFP ITSELF. INJURING THE QUALIFICATIONS, ETC. IS IN ALIGNMENT. SO FOR US TODAY, WE JUST SUMMARIZED THE WORK WE SEE AHEAD. IN ORDER TO KIND OF GET YOUR APPROVAL, REALLY. TO MOVE THIS WORK FORWARD. >>I AM INTERESTED IN HOW YOU ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON YOUTH, EARLIER TODAY, AT OUR COMMITTEE, YOU SAW A NUMBER OF EXTREMELY WELL-QUALIFIED AND ARTICULATE YOUNG PEOPLE ON OUR YOUTH COMMISSION. I AM WONDERING IF THERE IS WAY TO ENGAGE THE COMMISSION WITH EITHER SOMEBODY’S VOICE OR TO BE ABLE TO INCLUDE THEM IN SOME WAY. I AM KEENLY AWARE THAT SOMEBODY THAT MAY BE A GENERATION OR TWO OUTSIDE OF WHERE THEY ARE, I MIGHT NOT REALIZE OR FEEL WHAT EXPECTATION FOR THE FIRM TO HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION AND YOUTH. YOUR POINT IS WELL TAKEN AND SOMETHING WE WILL KEEP IN MIND. >>I WOULD FOLLOW-UP WITH THAT, THAT THE OTHER INTENTION OF THAT IS WHO EVER DOES APPLY, THE APPLICANTS FOR THIS, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THEY HAVE THAT, AS SHE SPOKE TO, OF COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND YOUTH NETWORKS THAT THEY CAN REACH OUT TO TO GATHER INFORMATION TO DESIGN THE CAMPAIGN. SECOND, IF THEY DO NOT HAVE THOSE NETWORKS, THE EXPECTATION IS THEY WILL SUBCONTRACT OUT TO ORGANIZATIONS IN THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND DESIGNING. >>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU. >>LASTLY, ON PAGE 3 WE HAVE A TIMELINE TO OFFER. REALLY WE ARE STARTING HERE. LET ME SAY WE DEVELOPED THE RFP, AS I MENTIONED AND THIS POSTED, BECAUSE WE ARE MINDFUL OF THE MONTHS GOING BY. WE HAVE THE RFP POSTED IN SEPTEMBER, BUT THEN WE GO TO OCTOBER AND WE COMMUNICATE WITH THE SELECTED FIRM AND FROM OCTOBER TO JANUARY WE ARE EXPECTING TO DO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DESIGN AND MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CAMPAIGN ITSELF. >>GOOD. SO I GUESS THE REMAINING QUESTION IS, AND WHAT OUR ACTION TODAY WOULD BE, IS TO LIFT THE PROVISO AND RELEASE DOLLARS THAT COULD BE USED FOR THE MEDIA CAMPAIGN. DO YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS? >>WE DO, AND WE WILL CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD TO REMAIN IN DEEPER ENGAGEMENT MOVING FORWARD. THEY ARE AWARE WE WILL HAVE SOMEONE ON THE RATING. THEY WILL WALK WITH US, FOR RECOMMENDATIONS. SO WE SET ASIDE THIS, BUT MORE WORK IS TO BE DONE. >>GREAT. WE HAVE OUR COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD. I KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE NEED FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASKING ALL THREE OF YOU, IS THIS PROPOSAL CONSISTENT IN YOUR MIND WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS? >>YES. >>ANY QUESTIONS? >>NOT NECESSARILY ANY QUESTIONS, PER SE, MORE COMMENTS. I THINK, AS THE PROPOSAL MOVES FORWARD, AND, YOU KNOW, I AM READY IN GENERAL TO SUPPORT A LIFT OF THE PROVISO, BUT I DO WANT TO MENTION THAT IT SEEMS TO ME FROM THE MATERIALS THAT I’VE READ THAT THERE SEEMS TO BE A PRETTY HEAVY RELIANCE ON COMMUNICATIONS FIRMS AND CONSULTANTS. AND THERE IS NOTHING NECESSARILY OR INHERENTLY WRONG WITH THAT, BUT I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS DID EMPHASIZE THE NEED TO HAVE A HYBRID APPROACH BETWEEN USING CONSULTANTS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FOR A LACK OF A BETTER PHRASE, AND COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS AS TRUSTED MESSENGERS IN THIS PARTICULAR SPACE. SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT HSD IS GOINGTO HEAD IN A DIRECTION THAT MORE CLOSELY ALIGNS WITH THAT HYBRID VISION AND RECOMMENDATION THAT I READ FOR C.A.B. AS RECOMMENDING AND ALSO AN EXPECTATION THAT, YOU KNOW, ONE OF MY FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE CITY AS WE OFTEN TIME RELY ON COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO DO THIS WORK FOR FREE, WHILE PAYING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXORBITANT AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO DO EFFECTIVELY THE SAME WORK, OR, IN SOME INSTANCES, NOT DO THE WORK, BUT SHIFT THAT BURDEN TO THE COMMUNITY AND EXPECT THE COMMUNITY TO DO IT FOR FREE. SO I DO THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE WORK ON THE ROLLOUT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER GRANT IS AWARDED OR WHATEVER CONTRACT IS AWARDED ACKNOWLEDGES THE NEED TO COMPENSATE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR THE EXPERTISE THAT THEY BRING TO THE TABLE INTO THE CONVERSATION IN TERMS OF THIS PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. >>THAT IS A REALLY GOOD IDEA. I WONDER IF, AS YOU DEVELOP THE RFP, IF ONE OF THE CONDITIONS COULD BE THAT WE ARE GOING TO ASK HOW THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE DOING THIS WORK ARE GOING TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY AND WILL THEY PAY THEM? I THINK THAT IS A POINT, COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, THAT YOU JUST BROUGHT UP, IT IS A GOOD ONE. WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO COME TO MEETINGS. THE INTERMINABLE NUMBER OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS WE CAN HAVE, REALLY TRYING TO REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY, BUT IF WE EXPECT THEM TO DO THESE THINGS FOR FREE — BUT I ALSO DON’T WANT TO PRECEDENT THAT THEY WOULD GET PAID FOR ALL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES, SO I WOULD LIKE US TO TARGET THAT. YOU KNOW, FROM A LANGUAGE STANDPOINT, THAT THEY ARE FLUID, BUT ALSO FLUID WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURE. IT IS SOMETHING TO TAKE A LOOK AT SERIOUSLY, SO IF I CAN ASK YOU TO DO THAT. >>ABSOLUTELY. TO SPEAK TO THAT, WITHIN THE CURRENT RFP WE DID RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE C.A.B. ON THE RFP ITSELF AROUND LANGUAGE AND QUESTIONS WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK OF THE APPLICANTS. SO WITHIN THOSE PROPOSALS WE EXPECT THAT THE BUDGET PROPOSED DOES INCLUDE THESE STIPENDS TO COMMUNITY WAYS TO COMPENSATE THEM FINANCIALLY, SO THEY ARE NOT JUST USED AS VOICE BOXES AND SENT BACK INTO THE COMMUNITIES. WE ARE ALSO EXPLICITLY HAVING THE C.A.B. DESIGN ALL THE QUESTIONS FOR THE PROCESS, SO WE MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT MISSING POINTS LIKE THAT, SPECIFICALLY AROUND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND HOW WE ARE COMPENSATING OUR COMMUNITY. >>EXCELLENT. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ ARE YOU COMFORTABLE MOVING AHEAD TODAY AND THEN HAVING THEM COME BACK TO US AND SEE AND RFP? >>SURE. THE ONLY THING I WANT TO ADD TO THIS, BECAUSE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, PARTICULARLY ONES THAT MAY NOT SPEAK ENGLISH OR SPEAK ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A SPECIFIC FOCUS AND STRATEGY AROUND A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. THAT IS CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPETENT TO REACH THOSE POPULATIONS. THAT, TO ME, JUST CONTINUES TO BE A GAP IN TERMS OF HOW WE STRUCTURE THIS WORK. I THINK IF WE ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT IMPACTING PEOPLE’S CHOICES AND PROVIDING THEM WITH THE MOST SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE INFORMATION TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES, WE WILL SEE THE GREATEST IMPACT BY MAKING SURE THAT WE FOCUS ON THOSE POPULATIONS WHO ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY TARGETED AND UNFAIRLY TARGETED BY THIS INDUSTRY, WHICH TEND TO BE LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES OF COLOR PRIMARILY. AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES WHO DON’T HAVE A GRASP OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. SO IS THAT SOMETHING BEING TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE RFP PROCESS? >>ABSOLUTELY. IT WILL BE EXPECTED WITHIN THOSE PROPOSALS, LINGUISTIC APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE. AN INITIAL PART OF THE OUTREACH STAGE WILL BE AROUND FINDING CULTURALLY RELEVANT WAYS OF COMMUNICATION. THESE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE IN THE RIGHT LANGUAGE, THINGS LIKE THAT. THAT WOULD BE AN ASK OF THE APPLICANTS. >>ARE THE APPLICANTS BEING ASKED TO COME UP WITH TRANSLATION SERVICES OR WITH EXPERTISE IN THE LANGUAGE FOR CREATION? >>I WOULD HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT, WITH THE SPECIFICS. >>OKAY, I REALLY WANT TO DISCOURAGE THE USE OF FIRMS WHO HAVE ZERO CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC CAPACITY AND INSTEAD ARE WRITING THINGS IN ENGLISH AND THEN TRANSLATING THEM. IT NEVER WORKS. ALWAYS FALLS FLAT. IT IS A VERY ENGLISH CENTRIC WAY TO APPROACH A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND IT WILL FAIL. WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY HERE AND THERE IS LITERALLY PEOPLE’S LIVES AND HEALTH AT STAKE, SO IF WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC OUTREACH AND AWARENESS, THEN WE HAVE TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT HIRING SOMEONE WHO FUNDAMENTALLY UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT MEANS TO SPEAK IN A LANGUAGE, AND I MEAN THAT IN THE MOST LITERAL SENSE. TRANSLATION OF THESE CONCEPTS WILL NOT WORK. IT JUST WON’T WORK. SO I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR, AS PART OF A FOLLOW-UP REPORT, HOW THE RFPS ARE PRIORITIZING APPLICANTS, WHO HAVE THAT BAKED INTO THEIR THEORY OF CHANGE AND THE WAY THEY DO THE WORK. I AM GOING TO BE VERY SKEPTICAL AND CONTINUE TO PUBLICLY EXPRESS MY SKEPTICISM ABOUT ANY FIRMS WHO ARE HIRED TO DO PUBLIC AWARENESS THAT ARE SIMPLY PUTTING THINGS INTO GOOGLE TRANSLATE OR HIRING AN INTERPRETER TO TRANSLATE A LANGUAGE FOR A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN THAT ORIGINATES IN ENGLISH. AS TO ORIGINATE IN THE ORIGINAL, NATIVE LANGUAGE. >>I UNDERSTAND AND I THINK THAT’S A NICE SHARED VALUE THAT WE HAVE WITH THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. JUST THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE HERE. ENSURING THESE ARE CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND MEAN SOMETHING TO THE COMMUNITY. SO WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE APPROACH AND WHAT THE C.A.B. IS ASKING FOR IS IT IS ALSO COMMUNITY LEAD. I WOULD BE SHOCKED IF WE DIDN’T MEAN MEET THAT EXPECTATION, BUT WE WILL BE EXPLICIT AND BE HAPPY TO COME BACK. >>I AM STILL STRUGGLING WITH THAT. TO ME, AGAIN, THE WAY THAT THIS RFP IS BEING STRUCTURED IS THAT IT IS BEING VERY HAPPY ON — BEING VERY HEAVY ON COMMUNICATION FIRMS. AGAIN, I THINK WE ALL SHARE THE VALUE OF LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT SERVICES, I JUST DON’T THINK WE DO IT VERY WELL. I THINK AS A CITY FAMILY, WE DON’T DO IT PARTICULARLY WELL. SO I WANT TO BE REALLY CLEAR. I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO BE DIRECT ABOUT THE FACT THAT IT CANNOT JUST BE A BURDEN ON COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS. IT CAN BE INFORMED BY COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS, BUT A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN HAS TO UTILIZE EXPERTS IN TERMS OF THE ONES WHO ARE MAKING THE BIG MONEY, WHO REALLY FUNDAMENTALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPETENT. >>SPEAKING TO THAT, I WILL SAY THAT PART OF WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR FROM FIRMS IS THAT THEY DO HAVE STAFF REPRESENTATIVE OF COMMUNITIES WE ARE REACHING OUT TO, SPECIFICALLY THE COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED BY THE BEVERAGES, SO I HOPE THAT WOULD CREATE RESULTS, WHEREAS YOU SAID, THESE ARE ORGANIZATIONS THAT LIVE IN THESE COMMUNITIES, HAVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMMUNITIES AND IT’S NOT JUST LIP SERVICE. BUT WE WILL CONSIDER THAT VERY SERIOUSLY. >>THANK YOU. >>I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSCORE THAT IN A VERY SERIOUS WAY. THIS IS A POINT COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ BROUGHT UP IN OUR BUDGET LAST YEAR AND THE YEAR BEFORE. THE NEED TO HAVE THE CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THIS INCLUDED AND MAYBE WE COULD ASK THAT AS THE RFP IS DRAFTED THAT IT COME BACK TO THIS COMMITTEE. WHEN DO YOU EXPECT IT TO BE DONE? >>IT IS DONE AND IT IS POSTED RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE IT IS OPEN FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, DONE IN CONCERT WITH THE C.A.B.. >> LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SELECTION CRITERIA, WOULD YOU? AND MAKE SURE THAT CRITERIA INCLUDES WHAT COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ IS TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU DON’T FEEL IT REFLECTS WHAT SHE, AND I, SHARE THE VALUE, THEN LET’S CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT ON THE EVALUATION CRITERIA SO THAT IS OUT AND OUT FRONT AND PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR AND HOW WE WILL SCORE IT. >>ABSOLUTELY. >>SO PERHAPS YOU COULD GET THAT TO US INFORMALLY AND LET US KNOW. GOOD, SO THIS IS ITEM NUMBER NINE, COUNCIL BILL 119629 TO LIFT THE PROVISO FOR THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX, ALLOWING YOU TO PROCEED WITH THIS RFP. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE PASS COUNCIL BILL 119629. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. NO POST AND NO ABSTENTIONS, SO THANK YOU. THE MOTION PASSES AND WE WILL MOVE IT FORWARD ON MONDAY. THANK YOU. TO RINGS, GET BACK TO US, TALK TO US ABOUT THE CRITERIA BECAUSE I ADMIT I HAVEN’T DIVED INTO THEM DEEPLY. AND PLEASE SAY HELLO TO ALAN LEE, WE MISS HIM. >>HE MISSES YOU, TOO. >>OKAY, NEXT ITEM, CAN YOU READ THAT IN? >>THANK YOU. ITEM 10, COUNCIL BILL 119642, AND ORDINANCE RELATING TO CITY EMERGENCY PURCHASES OF GOODS AND SERVICES, EMERGENCY CONSULTANT CONTRACTS, AND EMERGENCY PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING. >>THANK YOU TO OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES AND I WANT TO EXTEND MY THANKS TO YOU FOR BEING HERE, FOR STAYING. I KNOW YOU’VE BEEN IN THE AUDIENCE FOR A LONG TIME. IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU AND I WANT TO SAY, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY OFFICE YESTERDAY AND FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THAT TEAM HARRELL WAS WELL REPRESENTED. BREANNA BROUGHT UP ISSUES. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF AMENDMENTS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT YESTERDAY. IF YOU WANT TO DIVE IN, WE WILL KEEP MOVING THINGS FORWARD. THANK YOU. AND TOM, DO YOU WANT TO START INTRODUCTIONS? >>THANK YOU. >>BARB GRAFF, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. >>ELENKA JAROLIMEK WITH FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. >>LIZ ALZEER WITH FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. >> TOM, ARE YOU INTRODUCING OR JUST GOING TO CAST THE PART — OKAY. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THIS LEGISLATION WILL DO TWO THINGS. SINK THE PART OF THE CODE THAT DEALS WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WITH THE PART OF THE CODE THAT DEALS WITH PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING SO THEY SAY THE SAME THING AND ARE NOT COMPETING. THE SECOND PART IS SIMPLIFYING AND STREAMLINING EMERGENCY PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING IN SITUATIONS WHEN THE MAYOR DECLARES A CIVIL EMERGENCY. SO, THIS MEANS DEPARTMENTS WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE PURCHASES AND CONTRACTS THEY NEED TO GET THINGS DONE QUICKLY, AND GET OUR SEATTLE RESIDENTS THE SERVICES THAT THEY NEED. WE WORK WITH THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO MAKE THESE CHANGES, SO I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE BARB GRAFF TO SHARE WHY IT IS IMPORTANT. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>A MATTER OF HOUSEKEEPING, PEOPLE READ MIGHT REMEMBER WE CAME TO PREPARE FOR ACCREDITATION OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. >>CRYSTAL CLEAR. LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. >>THIS IS ONE REMAINING PIECE OF THAT SAME CHAPTER. THIS SIMPLY BRINGS UP-TO-DATE THE PROCESSES THAT WE USE TODAY. THE CURRENT CODE REFERS TO FORMS WE DON’T EVEN USE. IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS THAT DON’T EXIST. EXAMPLES OF HOW THIS WOULD BE USED MIGHT BE THE PURCHASE OF SALT. >>THAT WAS AN EXAMPLE I ASKED FOR YESTERDAY. YOU WANT TO DESCRIBE THAT? >>YOU DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR THE LOADING PROCESS THAT TAKES SEVERAL WEEKS TO LOAD ON SALT AND TREAT THE STREETS. IN AN EMERGENCY EVENT, WE DON’T WANT TO WAIT TO GET STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS AND TO HELP US OUT, ET CETERA. THIS SIMPLY UPDATES THE CODE IN SUCH A WAY THAT IN A RESPONSIBLE AND EFFICIENT MANNER WE CAN GET SERVICES AT WORK. WE ARE IN PARTNERSHIP ON THIS ENTIRELY. WE WORK WITH FAS ALL THE TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE LIZ ALZEER, CONTRACTING AND úPURCHASING MANAGER. >>SO, THANK YOU BARB AND ELENKA. IT REALLY IS A HOUSEKEEPING MEASURE. IT WILL UPDATE PROCEDURES TO CURRENT PRACTICE, INCLUDING STREAMLINING PRACTICES, WHICH I WILL EXPLAIN MORE IN THE NEXT SLIDE. IT ALSO BRINGS TOGETHER PARTS OF THE CODE THAT DEAL WITH EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, INTO ONE LOCATION, SO IT IS CLEAR HOW TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT FOLLOWING A DECLARED CIVIL EMERGENCY. ACROSS ALL PROCUREMENT CATEGORIES. GOODS AND SERVICES, CONSULTANT CONTRACTING, AS WELL AS PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING. >>THANK YOU. MORE SPECIFICALLY, IN ADDITION TO CONSOLIDATING THE PROCEDURES, THIS ORDINANCE WILL SIMPLIFY THE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTATION PROCESS SO THERE IS NOT NEEDLESS DOCUMENTATION. IT WILL ALIGN AUTHORIZATION PROCEDURES WITH CURRENT PRACTICES. MAINTAIN COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, RECOGNIZNG THAT IN EXTREME EMERGENCY, IT MAY NOT BE PRACTICAL, BUT IN OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES IT MAY BE. IT WILL ALSO GET IN LINE WITH FEDERAL FEMA REQUIREMENTS. THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION. THANK YOU AND WE OPEN IT UP TO ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. >>THANK YOU, I THINK COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ HAS A COUPLE OF MAJOR AMENDMENTS. NUMBER ONE. >>NUMBER ONE IS EARTH SHATTERING, BUT NECESSARY. YES, I HAVE A COUPLE OF AMENDMENTS. I AM HAPPY TO GO THROUGH EACH ONE. SO, WELL, THANKS TO TOM, FIRST OF ALL FOR DRAFTING THESE AMENDMENTS FOR MY OFFICE. I APPRECIATE THE QUICK WORK. SO AMENDMENT ONE TO THIS BILL IS A TECHNICAL CHANGE TO THE BILL AS IT WAS INTRODUCED. AFTER EMERGENCY IT WOULD INSERT A COMMA AND AFTER ACQUISITION, IT WOULD ALSO INSERT A COMMA. >>SO THE SENTENCE READS, THE CITY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE MUST CONDUCT TO THE EXTENT PRACTICAL, AND KEEPING WITH THE DOLLAR VALUE OF THE ACQUISITION,, AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS. THINK YOUTUBE RIHANNA, LET HER KNOW SHE IS AN EXCELLENT EDITOR. WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOVE THAT? >>I WOULD MOVE IN FAVOR. >>I WOULD SECOND THAT, ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE. DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU ARE GOING TO SAY? OH, YOU ARE VOTING OR TRYING TO SIGNAL ME SOMETHING. OKAY, SO THE AMENDMENT PASSES. >>GREAT. AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO IS A LITTLE BIT MORE SUBSTANTIVE. IN THE ORIGINAL BILL, THERE WAS A STRIKING OUT OF THE CONCEPT OF REQUIRING CITY COUNCIL AND THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT. WE DON’T WANT TO BRING BACK THE REQUIREMENT IN THE SPIRIT, THE INTENT OF THE OVERALL BILL, WHICH IS TO EXPEDITE PROCESSES IN TIMES OF CIVIL EMERGENCIES, BUT WE DO WANT, NONETHELESS, IN THE SPIRIT OF TRANSPARENCY TO THE PUBLIC AND ACCOUNTABILITY AND FULFILLING OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITY, BRING BACK THE REQUIREMENT TO STILL, NONETHELESS, REPORT ON THE SUMMARY OF THE EXPENSES AND THOSE CONTRACTS, BACK TO THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND THE CITY COUNCIL. SO, THE AMENDMENT WOULD, ON PAGE 4, SECTION F, BRING BACK THE LANGUAGE AND SUBMIT A SUMMARY OF EMERGENCY PURCHASE ORDERS THROUGH THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO THE CITY COUNCIL. PERIOD. >>GREAT, SO ARE YOU SUGGESTING , THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEAR, BUT IS THE INTENTION JUST FOR A REPORT BACK, NOT APPROVAL? >>IT WOULD BE A REPORT BACK, BUT NOT FOR AUTHORIZATION OF THE PAYMENT OF WHATEVER THOSE MIGHT BE. WE CHECKED WITH FOLKS AND THEY WERE FINE. >>THEY WERE FINE WITH THAT AND LAW WAS FINE WITH IT. >>YES, TOM WENT THROUGH THE FULL PROCESS OF MAKING SURE THIS WAS VETTED AND APPROVED, BUT I WON’T SPEAK FOR YOU, TOM. >>IT DID GOOD IN OUR REVIEW. >>WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOVE A MINUTE NUMBER TWO? >>I WILL SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. NO OPPOSED. SO WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US, PAST AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO, AS WELL AS AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE. WOULD ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO ADD ANYTHING ON THIS, OTHERWISE WE WILL MOVE FORWARD? OKAY, THEN I MOVED THAT THE COMMITTEE PASS COUNCIL BILL 119642 AS AMENDED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. NO OPPOSED, NO ABSTENTIONS. THANK YOU FOR COMING, THANK YOU FOR WAITING. I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR WORK AND IT WAS VERY NICE TO TALK TO YOU YESTERDAY. >>AND BARB, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINAL, FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF RETIREMENT. >>SHE WILL NEVER RETIRE, SHE’S JUST LEAVING US. >>SHE MEANS AT THIS TIME. >>I DON’T BELIEVE IT FOR A MINUTE. OKAY, WE HAVE ITEM 11. >>COUNCIL BILL 119645, AND ORDINANCE RELATING TO ELIMINATING NEIGHBORHOOD BLIGHT, AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS 213 S. MAIN STREET. >>VERY GOOD. OH, OUR URBAN FORESTRY FOLKS ARRIVED, SO WE WILL DO ONE ITEM AND THEN BRING YOU UP. WE WILL DO BOTH OF THEM. >>ITEM NUMBER 12, RESOLUTION 31906, A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE PREMISES LOCATED AT 213 S. MAIN STREET, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE OLD CANNERY BUILDING, TO BE A NEIGHBORHOOD BLIGHT REQUIRING ACQUISITION BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RCW 35.808.010. >>KETIL FREEMAN, HERE AT THE TABLE, COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF. >>BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION I WILL TALK ABOUT THE PROPERTY AND WHAT THESE TWO PIECES OF LEGISLATION WOULD DO. AS THE TITLE SYNDICATE, BOTH PIECES ARE RELATED TO A POTENTIAL CONDEMNATION OF A PROPERTY LOCATED AT 213 S. MAIN STREET, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE OLD CANNERY BUILDING. THE CITY WOULD BE INVOKING A SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT AUTHORITY THAN WE NORMALLY INVOKE FOR CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS. SPECIFICALLY THE CITY WOULD BE RELYING ON AUTHORITY IN 35 .80, WHICH IS THE AUTHORITY FOR NEIGHBORHOOD BLIGHT. THE RESOLUTION MAKES FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS AND THE COUNCIL BILL AUTHORIZES BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO PROCEED WITH ACQUISITION OF THE PROPERTY. FIRST, THE PROPERTY. THIS WILL BE FAMILIAR TO YOU. THERE IS AN IMAGE OF THE PROPERTY AND ATTACHMENT TO THE MEMO. IT IS AT 213 S. MAIN STREET, A RELATIVELY SMALL SITE. IT IS IN A MIXED 100 S 101 20 ZONE, WHICH MEANS IT CAN BE DEVELOPED UP TO 10 OR 12 STORIES. IT HAS NOT BEEN OCCUPIED SINCE 1989. >>WE ARE TALKING 30 YEARS NOW. >>YEAH, QUITE A WHILE. THE BUILDING IS IN DETERIORATED CONDITION, BUT THE SITE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF ACTIVITY IN 2017. THEY ISSUED A MASS USE PERMIT DECISION FOR A SEVEN STORY, 54 UNIT, MIXED-USE BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY, BUT THAT PROJECT IS NOT PROCEEDED TO CONSTRUCTION. THE SITE HAS AN INFAMOUS ROLE IN SEATTLE’S HISTORY, BECAUSE IT IS THE SITE OF THE MURDER OF THOSE ORGANIZING FOR FILIPINO CANNERY WORKERS IN 1981. IT WAS ULTIMATELY ATTRIBUTED TO THEIR CRITICISM — SO, RESOLUTION 31906 MAKE CERTAIN FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO PROCEED, USING THE STATE AUTHORITY THAT WE HAVE TO CONDEMN PROPERTY REQUIRED TO ADDRESS BLIGHT. IT REQUIRES THAT THREE FACTORS BE MET TO PROCEED UNDER THAT AUTHORITY. ONE, THE BUILDING HAS TO BE UNOCCUPIED FOR ONE YEAR OR MORE. IT’S BEEN UNOCCUPIED SINCE 1989. THE PROPERTY, DWELLING OR STRUCTURE HAS TO CONSTITUTE A THREAT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE, AS DETERMINED BY THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY FOR THE CITY. A LOT OF ANALYSIS OF THIS WAS COORDINATED BY THE OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND IN AN ATTACHMENT TO THE RESOLUTION THERE ARE LETTERS FROM CHIEF SCOGGINS AND CHIEF BEST THAT IDENTIFY PUBLIC SAFETY RISK TO THEIR EMPLOYEES SHOULD THEY HAVE TO ENTER THE BUILDING. THERE IS A THIRD CRITERIA, AS WELL, WHICH HAS TO DO WITH THE PROPERTY BEING ASSOCIATED WITH ILLEGAL DRUG ACTIVITY DURING THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS. THE LETTER FROM CHIEF BEST NOTES THAT THERE IS A CONCENTRATED AREA OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, BUT THIS THIRD PRONG IS NOT NECESSARY FOR MEETING THE TEST AND IS PROBABLY THE WEAKEST COMPONENT OF THE TEST. TWO-PART TEST. SO, THE RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION IS NECESSARY, THAT IS A PRECONDITION TO PROCEEDING WITH THIS AUTHORITY, SO THE RESOLUTION MAKES FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT IS IN THE REPORT AND THE PATCHES THE TWO DOCUMENTS. ALSO A LETTER FROM DEPUTY MAYOR MOSELEY, WHO IS THE DESIGNEE OF THE AUTHORITY. >>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR CLOSE TO A YEAR NOW. TALKING WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER, TALKING WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE PROPERTY AND MANY OF THE BUILDING OWNERS ALONG SECOND AVENUE. I JUST WANT TO UNDERSCORE, IN THE EVENT THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER IS WATCHING OR HEARING FROM US, IT IS NOT OUR GOAL TO CONDEMN HIS PROPERTY AND TURN IT OVER TO SOMEONE ELSE TO MAKE A PROFIT. WHAT WE REALLY WANT HIM TO DO IS FOLLOW UP WITH THE 2017 PERMITTING THAT HE HAD ON THE TABLE IN FRONT OF THE PIONEER SQUARE BOARD, AND TO MOVE FORWARD TO CLEAR THE PROPERTY AND BUILD THE RESIDENTIAL UNITS AS DESIGNED. THE REQUIREMENTS HERE, FROM A PUBLIC BENEFIT STANDPOINT, IS THAT HE REACH OUT TO THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY AND OTHERS WITH THE CANNERY BUILDING WORKERS UNION, TO WORK WITH THEM TO DETERMINE WHAT CAN BE DONE TO RECOGNIZE AND MEMORIALIZE WHAT HAPPENED THERE IN 1981. IT IS REALLY, OUR GOAL, IS TO USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM TO RECOGNIZE WE ARE SERIOUS AND WE WILL MOVE FORWARD,BUT HE HAS ALL THE RIGHT IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW TO MAKE THAT DECISION. SO I HAVE ASKED, WORKING WITH OUR LAW DEPARTMENT, THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL MOVE FORWARD. WE ARE NOT VOTING TODAY, BUT WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH CONDEMNATION AUTHORITY IF HE FAILS TO STEP FORWARD AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BLIGHTED BUILDING. SO WE ARE NOT VOTING. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FULL COUNSEL UNDERSTANDS. WE TECHNICALLY COULD, BUT BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME PEOPLE OF SPOKEN ABOUT IT, WE MADE THE DECISION WE WILL VOTE ON IT IN THE NEXT MEETING. SO, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD? >>NO, I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT THE COUNCIL BILL ESSENTIALLY JUST PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY TO FAS AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PROCEED WITH ACQUISITION OF THE PROPERTY. THERE ARE PROCEDURAL STEPS THAT NEED TO HAPPEN UNDER THE STATE STATUTE FOR FINAL ACTION. IT WOULD BE AUTHORIZATION BY THE COUNCIL TO PROCEED AND THOSE ARE PROCEDURAL NOTICE STEPS. AT A MINIMUM IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AND THOSE STEPS HAVE NOT BEGUN. >>THE NOTICE HAS NOT, BUT THE APPRAISAL IS UNDERWAY, AS I UNDERSTAND IT. THEY MAY EVEN HAVE A FINAL APPRAISAL BACK. >>THE COMMITTEE VOTE CAN HAPPEN PRIOR TO THAT, JUST NOT A FULL COUNSEL VOTE. >>THAT’S CORRECT. >>GOOD, SO IT IS MY INTENTION AT OUR NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING THAT WE WILL VOTE ON THIS AT THAT TIME. OKAY? VERY GOOD. >>JUST A QUICK QUESTION. SO, ASSUMING THAT IN THE NEXT COMMITTEE HEARING WE DECIDE TO VOTE THIS OUT OF COMMITTEE, AND THEN ASSUME THAT ALL OF THE PROCEDURAL, DUE PROCESS ISSUES AND REQUIREMENTS, NOTIFYING THE OWNER ON THIS ACTION, ARE TAKEN, AND THEN ASSUMING FULL COUNSEL ACTION ACTUALLY OCCURS, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AFTER THAT? >>SO, IT IS NOT SELF- EXECUTING. IT PROVIDES AUTHORITY TO THE EXECUTIVE AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PURSUE CONDEMNATION, BUT IT DOESN’T COMPEL THEM TO PURSUE CONDEMNATION. BUT THEY WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO AND TO ADDRESS THE BLIGHT ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPERTY. THAT WOULD BE AN OPTION IN MITIGATING THAT BLIGHT. >>YOU USED A LOT OF TERMS OF ART THERE. WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY MEAN TO EFFECTUATE CONDEMNATION AND ADDRESS THE BLIGHT? >>ALL THE ORDINANCE WOULD DO IS AUTHORIZE THE CITY ATTORNEY AND DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, TO PROCEED WITH CONDEMNATION AND ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY. >>BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE LEGAL ACTION FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE? >>FROM BOTH FAS AND THE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, YES. >>WITH FAS BEING THE PLAINTIFF, ESSENTIALLY. >>ESSENTIALLY AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, IT AUTHORIZES ACQUISITION. IT DOESN’T NECESSARILY AUTHORIZE CONDEMNATION. SO IT COULD BEGIN WITH THE NEGOTIATION WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER ABOUT A SALE THAT IS NOT FORCED BY THE COURT. >>I THINK THE ONLY OTHER EXAMPLE THAT I KNOW OF, WHERE WE SORT OF ENTERED INTO CONDEMNATION AND CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG, WAS AROUND THE SICILY PROPERTIES. WAS THAT A CONDEMNATION ACTION OR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? >>THAT WAS, BUT IT WAS FOR A DIFFERENT PURPOSE. IT WAS AN AUTHORIZATION, AND THEY MAY GET SOME OF THESE DETAILS WRONG, BUT I WAS LOOKING AT IT RELATIVELY RECENTLY. IT WAS AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PURSUE CONDEMNATION SO THE CITY COULD COLLECT ON LIENS THAT WERE THE RESULT OF JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE PROPERTY. >>RIGHT. I JUST BRING IT UP AS AN EXAMPLE, I THINK IN THE SPIRIT OF MOSELEY’S COMMENTS ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS TO HAVE THESE ADDRESSED, I THINK IT SHOULD BE NOTED. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS KIND OF A NUCLEAR OPTION FOR THE CITY, ONE OF LAST RESORT, IT IS ONE THAT THE CITY HAS PRECEDENT IN RECENT HISTORY OF PURSUING IN THE EVENT THAT A PROPERTY OWNER CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO ADDRESS WHAT CONTINUE TO BE PRETTY SIGNIFICANT BLIGHT CONDITIONS IN A CORE PART OF OUR CITY. YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT IS IN DISTRICT 7 OR ANY OTHER DISTRICT, WE HAVE AN EXPECTATION THAT PROPERTY OWNERS ARE NOT GOING TO SIMPLY LEAVE THEIR PROPERTY DERELICT AND SUBJECT TO WHAT MAY COME AND THAT WE DO HAVE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO US, AS A CITY COUNCIL AND AS A CITY AS A WHOLE, TO REALLY ADDRESS, MEANINGFULLY ADDRESS, SOME OF THESE ISSUES THAT ARISE, SO I HOPE THE CAUTION HERE IS TAKEN SERIOUSLY. IF WE CAN, YOU KNOW, SORT OF GET COOPERATION, THAT IS ALWAYS IDEAL, BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO ACT. THAT IS AN AREA OF DOWNTOWN THAT’S ONLY A BLOCK AWAY FROM HERE. A COUPLE BLOCKS AWAY FROM HERE. I THINK, YOU KNOW, IT IS PRETTY NOTORIOUS FOR BEING A BLIGHTED AREA OF THE CITY AND WE HAVE REAL TOOLS AT OUR DISPOSAL TO USE IN THIS AREA. I THINK ONE CRITICISM WE GET IS THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY AS A WHOLE, THAT WE OFTENTIMES SIT IDLY BY AND ALLOW THESE THINGS TO FESTER AND I WOULD LIKE TO, YOU KNOW, MAKE SURE THAT AT LEAST THE PROPERTY OWNER UNDERSTANDS THAT THAT IS NOT THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THAT TO CONTINUE TO BE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AFTER 30 YEARS OF OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SO THANK YOU, CHAIR BAGSHAW, FOR BUILDING THIS UP. I KNOW IT’S UNUSUAL AND NOT ALIGNED WITH YOUR USUAL STYLE, BUT TO ME IT SPEAKS VOLUMES THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE THIS EXTRAORDINARY STEP NOW. EARLY SIGNALS THAT WE ARE SORT OF AT THAT AREA OF LAST RESORT. >>OKAY, WE WILL PICK THIS UP NEXT TIME WITH ALL INTENTIONS OF MOVING FORWARD. ALL RIGHT, THANKS SO MUCH. WE HAVE NOW REACHED 4:00. WE HAVE TWO ITEMS LEFT ON THE AGENDA. I WANT TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION NOW THAT THEY ARE HERE, TO FOCUS ON TREES. I THINK THE FINAL ITEM WAS AN INTRODUCTION OF THE RV LEGISLATION, TO JEFF SIMMS AND OTHERS WHO PUT A LOT OF TIME IN ON THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU, WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET TO IT TODAY. LET’S FOCUS ON TREES. THANK YOU, CODY, SORRY TO KEEP YOU SITTING THROUGH ALL OF THIS. GOOD, ALL RIGHT. SO, WHY DON’T ALL OF YOU COME UP. COME ON, FORESTRY COMMISSION. WE LOVE HAVING YOU. >>ITEM 13, RESOLUTION 31902 DECLARING THE CITY COUNCILS AND THE MAYOR’S INTENT TO CONSIDER STRATEGIES TO PROTECT TREES AND INCREASE SEATTLE’S TREE CANOPY COVER. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. AS YOU GET SETTLED IN, WHY DON’T WE START HERE, ALY AND GO THAT WAY WITH INTRODUCTIONS. I AM HAPPY TO SEE ALL OF YOU. >>YOLAND COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>CHAIR, FORESTRY COMMISSION. >>VICE CHAIR OF THE SEATTLE FORESTRY COMMISSION. >>GOOD TO SEE YOU, STEVE. >>STEPHEN FRY, URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION. >>I SEE SOME OF YOU OUT THERE AND SOME OF YOU BACK UP HERE. >>– COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE, URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION. >>ALL RIGHT, ALY, ARE YOU GOING TO KICK THIS OFF? >>SURE. GOOD MORNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS. WHAT AFTERNOON. SORRY, I’VE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES TODAY. >>IT FEELS LIKE WE ARE STARTING IN THE MORNING AGAIN. >>WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT RESOLUTION 31902 THAT REFLECTS A JOINT COMMITMENT BETWEEN THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR WITH THE GOAL OF PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS IN 2020. I WILL PROVIDE BACKGROUND ON HOW WE GOT TO THIS POINT AND THEN I WILL TURN IT OVER TO YOLANDA. AS NOTED DURING PUBLIC úCOMMENTS, THE PROCESS TO UPDAT THE TREE REGULATIONS HAS STARTED AND STOPPED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST 5+ YEARS. I THINK WHILE THERE WAS SOME FRUSTRATION, THIS DEMONSTRATES THE COMPLEXITY OF THIS ISSUE. WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO UPDATE REGULATIONS AND LOOKING AT OTHER CITIES IS THAT COMING UP WITH A PROPOSAL THAT WILL ACTUALLY MOVE FORWARD TO ADOPTION AND COMMUNICATION REQUIRES TAKING THE TIME TO DO OUTREACH THAT REPRESENTS A VARIETY OF STAKEHOLDERS AND TO THE DETAILED TECHNICAL ANALYSIS TO REALLY SEE WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO GET AN UPDATED AND MORE ROBUST PROGRAM OFF THE GROUND AND WHAT RESOURCES ARE REQUIRED. WE HAVE HEARD FROM VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS THAT PORTLAND, OREGON’S, REGULATIONS PROVIDE A GOOD MODEL AS AN EXAMPLE OF STRONG PROTECTIONS FOR AN URBAN FOREST. AS NOTED IN THE CENTRAL STAFF MEMO, THOSE REGULATIONS ARE THE RESULT OF A MULTIYEAR PROCESS THAT INCLUDED A ROBUST PROCESS FOR STAKEHOLDERS, TO CONDUCT TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND DEVELOP A PROPOSAL I THINK WAS AMENDED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE IMPLEMENTATION. SO, LEARNING FROM THAT, THIS RESOLUTION REPRESENTS A PROCESS THAT WILL BUILD ON SOME OF THE PREVIOUS WORK THE CITY HAS DONE. SO IT’S NOT SUGGESTING WE EMBARK ON A MULTIYEAR PROGRAM, BUT TRY TO ACCELERATE A PROCESS OVER THE NEXT YEAR TO DEVELOP A PROPOSAL THAT WOULD REALLY TRY TO BALANCE THE CITY’S GOAL TO PROTECT, MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE THE URBAN FOREST, WHILE STILL SUPPORTING OUR GOALS TO SUPPORT OUR POPULATION AND ADDRESS OUR HOUSING NEEDS. WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO YOLANDA. >>SO, RESOLUTION 31902 TAKES WHAT ALY MENTIONED IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT THE CITY OF PORTLAND DID, TO COMPLETE A ROBUST PUBLIC OUTREACH PROCESS, PRIOR TO DRAFTING REGULATIONS. THIS LAYS OUT A NUMBER OF STRATEGIES THAT THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO EXPLORING IN 2020, WHICH WILL INCLUDE PROTECTIONS FOR EXCEPTIONAL TREES AND EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF EXCEPTIONAL TREES. ADOPTING A DEFINITION OF SIGNIFICANT TREES AS TREES OF AT LEAST SIX INCHES IN DIAMETER AND CREATING A PERMIT PROCESS FOR THEIR REMOVAL. SIMPLIFYING TREEPLANTING OR REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS WITH CONSIDERATION OF MITIGATION STRATEGIES THAT ALLOW FOR DEVELOPMENT WHILE BALANCING TREEPLANTING. REVIEWING AND POTENTIALLY MODIFYING TREE REMOVAL LIMITS IN SINGLE-FAMILY ZONES. ESTABLISHING AN OPTION FOR TREEPLANTING. TRACKING TREEPLANTING AND REPLACEMENT ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND. PROVIDING ADEQUATE FUNDING TO ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE TREE REGULATIONS AND REQUIRE ALL TREE SERVICE PROVIDERS OPERATING IN SEATTLE TO MEET CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND REGISTER WITH THE CITY. NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST, BUT THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND THAT NEED, IN SOME CASES, SOME FURTHER STUDY, AS WE KNOW. AND ANALYSIS ON HOW THAT WOULD WORK. SO, WE ARE COMMITTED, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS, IS COMMITTED TO LOOKING AT THIS LIST, PLUS ANYTHING ELSE THEY MIGHT BE CONSIDERING. PLUS, THE OUTLINE, FOLLOWING SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO PURSUE THAT RESULT IN LEGISLATION TO UPDATE OUR POLICIES, PRACTICES AND REGULATIONS RELATED TO TREES IN SEATTLE. SO, JUST KIND OF A GENERAL WORKPLAN. SO, DEVELOPING A PROJECT SCOPE. CONNECTING NECESSARY ANALYSIS. SOME OF THAT HAS BEEN DONE OVER THE YEARS, BUT I THINK THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIFICALLY THE FEE OPTION AND, YOU KNOW, OTHER ASPECTS OF THE POTENTIAL LEGISLATION. AND ANALYZING THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS PREVIOUSLY SHARED WITH COUNCIL, INCLUDING THE DRAFT ORDINANCE AND OTHER FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED. DEVELOPING AND EXECUTING A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN ENSURINGWE REACHED A WIDE VARIETY OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. OTHER THAN THOSE WHO VOLUNTARILY COME TO US, GOING OUT THERE AND BEING REALLY PROACTIVE, I THINK IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT. USING THE FEEDBACK RECEIVED BY THIS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS AND THE RESULTS OF THE TECHNICAL ANALYSIS, AS WELL AS INPUT FROM THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION TO BEGIN TO REPAIR RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASSESS RESOURCES NEEDED TO ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THE PROPOSED CHANGES. OBVIOUSLY, BUDGET IMPLICATIONS OR THINKING SPECIFICALLY OF PERMITTING OR NEEDING TO INVEST IN THE PERMITTING SYSTEM TO ALLOW THE PERMITTING OF TREE REMOVAL. AND THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT ANALYSIS AND ISSUING A DETERMINATION. ASSUMING ALL THAT GOES WELL, THE PLAN IS, WE SUCCESSFULLY MAKE IT THROUGH THE DETERMINATION WITHOUT APPEAL OR COMPLICATIONS, THE IDEA IS TO HAVE LEGISLATION TO COUNSEL IN 2020. NOTING THAT OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE PROCEDURAL HICCUPS OR IF WE HEAR MORE FROM THE COMMUNITY OR THE TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REVEALS SOMETHING MORE THAT NEEDS TO BE STUDIED, THAT MIGHT TAKE SOME MORE TIME, BUT THAT IS CURRENTLY THE PLAN AND THAT IS THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS AND WE WILL REPORT QUARTERLY TO THE PLANNING AND LAND USE ZONING COMMITTEE ON PROGRESS MADE ON COMPLETING THESE ACTIONS AND PROVIDE TIMELY NOTICE OF WE ANTICIPATE WORK EXTENDING BEYOND 2020. >>I WANT TO THANK YOU BOTH FOR LAYING THAT OUT. MANY OF MY FRIENDS FROM THE FORESTRY COMMISSION NOTE IT WAS REALLY MY OBJECTIVE TO MOVE THIS FORWARD WITH AN ORDINANCE AND HAVE IT PASSED BEFORE THE END OF DECEMBER. BEFORE I GOT THE HOOK. I BACKED OFF OF THAT LEDGE, BECAUSE WHEN YOU WERE EXPLAINING ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAD TO DO, ALL OF THE ANALYSIS, LET ALONE THE PROCESS, THAT WE HAD TO DO THIS RIGHT AND STRONG AND I WANT IT DONE IN 2020. WHOEVER IS HEADING THE COMMITTEE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS TO US. THE ONLY TIME I HAVE EVER BEEN STOPPED IN THE STREET BY SOMEBODY ABOUT HALF MY SIZE AND GIVEN A FINGER WAG ABOUT THE TREES THAT WERE IN HER YARD AND HOW IMPORTANT THEY WERE TO SAVE. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT ALL OF YOU ON THE FORESTRY COMMISSION, THE KIND OF WORK WE NEED TO HAVE DONE, I WENT TO CONTINUE PUSHING TO MAKE SURE WE SEE IT DONE IN 2020, BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE A RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF US. >>I THINK IT IS WORTH NOTING AND RECOGNIZING THAT WHILE THIS IS NOT AS SATISFYING TO SOME, HAVING THE JOINT COMMITMENT FROM THE MAYOR AND THE COUNCIL IS IMPORTANT, BECAUSE THIS WILL BE A HIGHLY TECHNICAL ORDINANCE AND IT NEEDS TO BE IMPLEMENTED WITH RESOURCES BEHIND IT TO MAKE SURE IT IS EXECUTED IN FORCE, IN ALL OF THOSE THINGS. SO HAVING THE DEPARTMENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING, MEETING THE EFFORT AND HAVING THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR WORK WITH THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION, REALLY ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH THIS PROCESS, COULD RESULT IN AN OUTCOME WITH A PIECE OF LEGISLATION TO MOVE FORWARD SUCCESSFULLY. >>I AGREE. THANK YOU. WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO ADD TO THIS? >>I WOULD ADD WE ARE BRINGING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO JOIN THE TEAM AND SUPPORT THIS EFFORT. >>ANYBODY ELSE? >>JUST QUICKLY SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION. I WANT TO VOICE OUR STRONG SUPPORT FOR THIS RESOLUTION. IT IS A NICE CULMINATION OF EFFORTS, DESPITE NOT BEING THE ULTIMATE GOAL AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO THIS ISSUE AND IF THIS IS THE LAST THING YOU GET TO FORMALLY MOVE FORWARD ON THE ISSUE, WE ARE VERY PROUD OF IT AND HOPE YOU ARE, TOO. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. I TELL YOU, THE THING I FEEL THE BEST ABOUT, NOT ONLY HAVING BEEN INFORMED BY YOU AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO THIS, BUT THE FACT THAT YOU WROTE A STRONG LETTER AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE SAID THEY WOULD WORK WITH US ON THIS. MAYOR DURKAN BELIEVES IN THIS AS STRONGLY AS I DO AND I THINK WE CAN HAVE FAITH THAT IT IS GOING TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE TIMELINE. I TALKED WITH DEPUTY MAYOR MOSELEY LAST WEEKEND HE RECOGNIZED HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS TO ALL OF US AND I THINK IF WE CAN JUST KEEP THAT PRESSURE ON FROM THE FORESTRY COMMISSION, THAT THIS IS SOMETHING VALUABLE. ALL THE THINGS WE HEARD IN PUBLIC COMMENT, JUST HOW IMPORTANT TREES ARE, WE ALL KNOW THAT. WE ALL BUY INTO IT AND I LIKE THE IDEA OF 1 MILLION TREES THAT WE ARE TRYING TO GET PLANTED IN KING COUNTY. WE ALSO KNOW THAT 100 SEEDLINGS DON’T REPLACE A BEAUTIFUL OLD DOUGLAS FIR THAT HAS BEEN AROUND, SO WE WILL MAKE SURE THIS HAPPENS. ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM ANY OF YOU? >>ONE COMMENT IN THE SENSE THAT I THINK THE PROCESS, THE OPEN PUBLIC PROCESS, IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. WE DON’T WANT PUBLIC BACKLASH AND PEOPLE FINDING SOMETHING ONEROUS OR BURDENSOME IN THE BEST WAY TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN IS TO ENSURE THE PROCESS OF DRAFTING AND THE PUBLIC BEING ABLE TO COMMENT ON IT. A PUBLIC PROCESS AND NOT REST IN THE SENSE THAT WE ARE DOING IT TOMORROW, BUT THAT IT DOES GET PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. >>THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT, BECAUSE I HAVE — SORRY, WE’VE GOT OTHER THINGS GOING ON HERE. I APPRECIATE IT, BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO RUSH IT TO A POINT WHERE SOMEONE SAID, YOU FORGOT US. WE SEE THAT ALL THE TIME ON THESE THINGS WHERE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE PUBLIC OUTREACH AND THEN SOMEONE VERY DEEPLY ENGAGED, WELL EVERYBODY EXCEPT US, INCLUDED, SO I AM HOPEFUL WE CAN GET THERE. ONE OF THE THINGS I RECOMMENDED WHEN WE WERE IN FRONT OF THE COMMISSION IS TO DO SOME CAFE STYLE PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES. AND WHAT THOSE MEAN, I KNOW THAT THEY TAKE A LITTLE MORE TIME TO GET ORGANIZED. THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS WORKING WITH OSC. I THINK THESE ARE IMPORTANT WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME AND WE TALKED SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, TAKE DOWN PUBLIC FEEDBACK, PUT REPORTS TOGETHER TO SAY THIS IS WHAT WE HEARD. THEN WE GO TO ANOTHER PUBLIC NEIGHBORHOOD. WE ARE GOING OUT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, EXPRESSING OUR DESIRES AND WHAT IT IS WE’RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH, TO GET THEIR INPUT FOR WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE WITH THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. >>THANK YOU. I WAS SITTING HERE, TRYING TO THINK OF TREE PONDS, BUT I COULDN’T COME UP WITH ONE. SO I MISSED MY MOMENT. >>COME ON. >>I HAVE JUST ONE THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE INCORPORATED, NOT JUST IN THE RECITAL, BUT IN THE ACTUAL, BE IT RESOLVED SECTION. THE LAST WHEREAS ON PAGE 2, TALKS ABOUT THE NEED, TALKS ABOUT THIS RESOLUTION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GOALS THAT ARE ARTICULATED IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE, WHICH WAS ADOPTED IN AUGUST AND THAT PARTICULAR EFFORT ALSO ENCOURAGES PRESERVATION OF PLANTING TREES CITYWIDE TO INCREASE THE TREE CANOPY COVER, BUT SPECIFICALLY CALLS OUT PRIORITIZATION OF ENGAGEMENT OF RESIDENTS IN LOW INCOME AND LOW CANOPY NEIGHBORHOODS AND I NOTICED THAT HAS BEEN KIND OF RELEGATED TO A WHEREAS, AS OPPOSED TO BEING INCLUDED IN ONE OF THE SECTIONS IN THE ACTUAL BODY OF THE RESOLUTION. I CONTINUE TO BE CONCERNED THAT IN THIS PARTICULAR SPACE WE KEEP GOING BACK TO THE SAME WELL AND TALKING TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE, PERHAPS, THE LUXURY OF THINKING ABOUT TREES, AS OPPOSED TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO THINK OF THESE ISSUES, BUT ARE CERTAINLY NEGATIVELY DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY THE LACK OF TREE CANOPY IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, BOTH IN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND IN TERMS OF AIR QUALITY, SO I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO MAKE THAT MORE INTENTIONAL. >>WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION? >>I DON’T LIKE WORDSMITHING AT THE TABLE, SO I WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH STAFF BETWEEN NOW AND MONDAY TO COME UP WITH LANGUAGE THAT IS REALLY INTENTIONAL ABOUT THAT COMMITMENT IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE THAT REALLY DOES FOCUS ON THE MARRYING UP OF THIS, AS THIS AREA AND BODY OF WORK IS AN AREA OF PRIORITY, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT IN TERMS OF PEOPLE AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS WHO ARE IMPACTED BY THIS ISSUE AND REALLY BEING INTENTIONAL IN THE WORKPLAN OF DOING OUTREACH TO THOSE COMMUNITIES. >>I APPRECIATE THE CONCEPT. TO ADD A COUPLE OF SENTENCES, BEFORE MONDAY. >>YEAH, YOLANDA AND I WILL DRAFT SOMETHING FOR YOU TO REVIEW AND WORK WITH YOU SO IT IS AVAILABLE MONDAY. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. >>I THINK THAT IS A VERY GOOD ADDITION. SO WE ARE DOWN TO ITEM NUMBER 13. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >>I DON’T. >>ALL RIGHT, THEN WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE WILL BE ADDING OR AMENDING BEFORE MONDAY, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE PASSED RESOLUTION 31902. >>SECOND. >>ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. >>I. >>NO OPPOSED, WE MOVE FORWARD. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THE GREAT WORK AND WE WILL MAKE THIS CANOPY BLOOM. >>THANKS. >>SO ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY, NEXT WEDNESDAY AT NOON, WE ARE HAVING YET ANOTHER FINANCE AND NEIGHBORHOOD COMMITTEE. WE WILL BRING BACK THE RV LEGISLATION. WE WILL BRING BACK THE CANNERY BUILDING LEGISLATION AND WE HAVE ANOTHER ITEM OF — ANOTHER NUMBER OF ITEMS. ALL RIGHT, ANYTHING ELSE? IF NOT, THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED. THANK YOU ALL. ALLISON, YOU DID A REMARKABLE JOB KEEPING US ON TASK. THANK YOU.

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