Seattle City Council Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee 3/13/19


>>>GOOD MORNING. TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019, AND IT IS 9: 30 4 AM — 9:34 AM. THIS IS OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF GENDER EQUITY, SAFE COMMUNITIES, NEW AMERICANS & EDUCATION COMMITTEE I AM COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ AND JOINING ME AT THE TABLE IS COUNCIL MEMBER ROB JOHNSON . THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME. WE HAVE TWO MEMBERS AND TWO THINGS ON THE AGENDA TODAY. THE FIRST IS THE FAMILIES, EDUCATION, PRESCHOOL, AND PROMISE LEVY IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION PLAN WHICH IS A PACKAGE THAT WAS PASSED BY VOTE IN 2018. FOLLOWING THAT PRESENTATION WE WILL HEAR FROM THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ABOUT SHOTS FIRED IN GUN VIOLENCE ACROSS THE CITY. WE WILL BEGIN WITH THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. EACH SPEAKER HAS UP TO TWO MINUTES TO PROVIDE THE COMMITTEE WITH THEIR FEEDBACK AND PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS THAT ON THE AGENDA. WE HAVE THREE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. AGAIN, EACH INDIVIDUAL WILL GET TWO MINUTES. AT THE END OF THAT I WILL ASK YOU TO CONCLUDE YOUR REMARK SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE LIST OF PUBLIC COMMENT SPEAKERS. THE FIRST PERSON IS ALEX ZIMMERMAN, THEN JENNY FRAENKEL, AND WE WILL HEAR FROM ROSIE WERE MONDO.>>>HELLO. I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT POLICEMAN. I’VE SPOKEN HUNDREDS OF TIMES ABOUT THIS. A COUPLE OF POINTS ARE CRITICAL TO MAKE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BETTER. AND UNDER INVESTIGATION OF U.S. COURT. NUMBER 1 WE CANNOT OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS TO THE PUBLIC COMMISSIONER . IT IS AN IDIOTIC SITUATION. IF WE CANNOT SPEAK IN A PUBLIC COMMENT WHAT IS THIS GUYS IS THIS AMERICA OR A KGB? NUMBER 2 I LIVE IN THE CITY FOR 20 YEARS AND NEVER I REPEAT NEVER I HEAR THE CHIEF OF POLICE HAVE Q&A. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE SIX YEARS OF INVESTIGATION IN THE U.S. COURT AND YET WE DON’T HAVE ONE Q&A FROM THE POLICE CHIEF. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? IS SUPPOSED TO BE EVERY MONTH. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN CONTROL. I AND ANOTHER 700,000 PEOPLE ARE THE EMPLOYER. WE SEE THIS FROM EAST COAST TO WEST COAST. THIS DOES NOT SURPRISE ME. COUNSEL RIGHT NOW IT’S A PRETTIER CRIMINAL. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW FIVE TIMES IT’S NOT BELIEVABLE. WE HAVE OUR CRIMINAL COUNSEL AND THIS ATTORNEY WHO RELAYS THE LAW FIVE TIMES. IF WE CANNOT TALK IN A PUBLIC COMMENT, THEN THIS COMMISSIONER CAN NEVER GIVE IT TO THE DIRECTOR OR CHIEF OF POLICE. WE ARE A FASCIST CITY AND I HAVE SAID THIS MANY TIMES.>>>OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS JENNY, FOLLOWED BY ROSIE. AND I APOLOGIZED THAT THEY HAVE TO SIT THROUGH THAT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>>HELLO. I AM JENNY FRAENKEL AND I WORK WITH THE SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP. I’M HERE ON BEHALF OF MY TEAM COMPRISED OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND THE ACTION COALITION AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF KING COUNTY AND THE AGENCY PARTNERS OF THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. FIRSTBORN OUT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE GRANT IN 2013 AND WE’VE BEEN SUSTAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE SINCE 2016. WE USE A NON-ARREST APPROACH TO REDUCE VIOLENCE WITH YOUTH. SINCE 2015 WE’VE HAD SEVERAL NON-ARREST INTERVENTIONS IN PLACE. SOME OF THESE INCLUDE SAFE PASSAGE AND SO FORTH. I’M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK TO THE SHOTS FIRED PRESENTATION THAT I WILL BE HEARING LATER TODAY. WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THE HEADLINING CHART WHERE IT SHOWS RAIN OR BEACH IS LEADING THE CITY IN NUMBER OF SHOTS FIRED OVERSHADOWS THE CHART WHERE IT BREAKS DOWN WHERE THOSE NUMBERS ARE COMING FROM AND THE TRENDS THAT WE SEE . IT SHOWS A STEADY DECREASE IN SHOTS FIRED FOLLOWING IN 2015 AND WE WANT YOU TO TAKE NOTICE OF THAT. WE HAVE HAD A REDUCTION IN CRIME IN THE RAINER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE WE PUT OUR IMPLEMENTATIONS IN PLACE. WE ASK THAT YOU LOOK AT THE EFFORTS THAT WE AND OTHERS IN RAINER BEACH ARE DOING TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL AND SAFE PLACE. WE WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS OUR WORK WITH YOU FURTHER. CAN I GIVE THIS TO YOU? YOU CAN GIVE THAT TO ROXANA AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY I AM A BIG FAN OF THE PROGRAM. >>AND THE NEXT INDIVIDUAL IS ROSIE. GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. I’M HERE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE SEATTLE PROMISE PROGRAM. THAT IS PART OF THE FEPP LEVY WHICH WE WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT LATER. I REALLY WANT TO UNDERSCORE THE HARD WORK AND FOCUS ON EQUITABLE OUTCOMES THAT WAS PUT INTO THE DESIGN WORK. THE PRECURSOR PROGRAM TO THE SEATTLE PROMISE WAS THE 13 YOUR PROGRAM AND IT WAS DEVELOPED 10 YEARS AGO. I WAS INVOLVED IN THE DIRECT ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM. WE ARE ARGUABLY THE MOST DIVERSE INSTITUTION IN THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND WE HAVE FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR DECADES THAT SERVE OUR UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS. WE FOCUS ON SERVING STUDENTS OF COLOR. AND A LOT OF THE GOOD LEARNING AND APPLICATION AROUND WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE THE COLLEGE SUCCESSFUL GOES INTO THE FORMING OF THE 13 YOUR PROJECT. SO WHEN IT EVOLVED TO THE SEATTLE PROMISE AND THE SEATTLE COLLEGES PUT FORTH THE CONCEPT THAT WOULD ADDRESS THE NEEDS IT WAS REALLY WELL INFORMED BY THAT BACKGROUND. LAST YEAR MANY HOURS WERE SPENT WITH THIS TEAM OF EXPERTS TO EVOLVE WITH THE 13th YEAR INTO THE SEATTLE PROMISE TO ADDRESS THE ACCESS AND COMPLETION GOALS WE WANTED TO ACHIEVE. I BELIEVE WHAT YOU WILL BE REVIEWING REALLY REPRESENTS THAT GOOD WORK. WE TALK ABOUT LEVELS OF DIVERSITY BOTH AT HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LEVELS OF THE STUDENTS IN THE GENERAL POPULATION. WE FEEL THIS IS A STRONG PROGRAM FOR EQUITY OUTCOMES.>>THANK YOU, ROSIE, SO MUCH. IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO DID NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP BUT WOULD LIKE TO OFFER PUBLIC TESTIMONY AT THIS TIME? PLEASE COME FORWARD. PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME. AFTER YOU ARE FINISHED WITH YOUR TESTIMONY YOU CAN WRITE DOWN YOUR NAME. >>HELLO MY NAME IS ROBERTA GREENWOOD AND I AM REPRESENTING GRANDMOTHERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE. WE’VE TRIED TO MAKE SEVERAL MEETINGS IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. WE ARE A GROWING MEMBERSHIP, ABOUT 1000 ACROSS WASHINGTON. ONE OF THE AREAS WE ARE NOW STRUCTURING AND FOCUSING OUR EFFORTS IS HOW WE CAN BEST SUPPORT COMMUNITIES WITH AT RISK JUVENILES FOR GUN VIOLENCE. I’M HERE REPRESENTING US TODAY SO WE CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S PROGRAMS AND WHAT THEIR PROPOSALS ARE. AND ALSO TO LET THE CITY COUNCIL KNOW THE GRANDMOTHERS REALLY SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE WORKING IN THE AT RISK COMMUNITIES TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO EDUCATE THE YOUTH. WE LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING IN ANY WAY THAT WE CAN. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE TODAY, WE CARE, WE ARE DOING ANY THING WE CAN TO ENSURE THAT SENSIBLE GUN LAWS ARE IN PLACE AND ENFORCED TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS SAFE. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IS ANYBODY ELSE WANT TO OFFER TESTIMONY ABOUT MATTERS ON THE AGENDA? SEEING NO ONE WE WILL CLOSE OFF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. WE WILL BEGIN THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS . IF YOU ARE HERE TO PRESENT ON AGENDA ITEM 1, FAMILIES, EDUCATION, PRESCHOOL, AND PROMISE LEVY IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION PLAN , I WILL INVITE YOU TO JOIN US. ROXANA WILL QUEUE UP THE PRESENTATION FOR US.>>>GOOD MORNING. I WILL HAVE ROXANA READ AGENDA ITEM 1 INTO THE RECORD.>>>AGENDA ITEM 1 IS FAMILIES, EDUCATION, PRESCHOOL, AND PROMISE LEVY IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION PLAN FOR DISCUSSION.>>WE HAVE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE AT THE TABLE. BEFORE WE GET STARTED, I WANTED TO MAKE SOME OPENING REMARKS. AFTER THAT, WE WILL DO A ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS. ACTUALLY I WILL REVERSE THAT. WE WILL DO INTRODUCTIONS AND THEN I WILL MAKE OPENING REMARKS WORK AFTER THAT I WILL HAND OVER THE PRESENTATION TO DWANE CHAPPELLE, DIRECTOR. FIRST WE WILL DO OPEN INTRODUCTIONS. DIRECTOR DWANE CHAPPELLE YOU CAN START. THEN WE HAVE A 56 PAGE POWERPOINT. THE PLAN IS 130 PAGES. YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME. [ LAUGHTER ] YOU GUYS HAVE 60 MINUTES TO GET THROUGH THIS AND I WILL HOLD YOU TO THAT. THIS WILL NOT BE THE ONLY CONVERSATION WE HAVE. LET’S DO INTRODUCTIONS.>>HELLO I AM VY NGUYEN, OFFICE OF COUNCILMEMBER GONZC=LEZ . >> I AM SHEILA EDWARDS LANGE, PRESIDENT, SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGE .>>I AM DR. CRISTINA GAETA DIRECTOR OF MAYOR JENNY DURKAN WITH DEEL .>>DWANE CHAPPELLE, DIRECTOR OF DEEL . TIM WOLFE . MONICA LIANG-AGUIRRE . BRIAN GOODNIGHT, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF .>>SARAH RIEGEL. PUBLIC COUNSEL. >>>THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING. I’M EXCITED TO KICK OFF THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE FAMILIES, EDUCATION, PRESCHOOL, AND PROMISE LEVY IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION PLAN . THAT IS A MOUTHFUL. SEATTLE VOTERS APPROVE THIS IN 2018 AS WE KNOW. AS THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE I’M PROUD OF THE WORK THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DID DURING THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SEATTLE COLLEGES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OUR LEVEE INVESTMENTS WILL BE ANCHORED ON EQUITY WITH CLEAR OUTCOMES. WE WANT TO CLOSE THE OPPORTUNITY GAP FOR INCREASING GRADUATION RATES AND CREATING PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE AND CAREERS WITH SEATTLE PROMISE. I’M EXCITED TO BE HERE TO TALK THIS MORNING ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT THESE INVESTMENTS ARE ACROSS THE EDUCATIONAL SPECTRUM. AS SOMEBODY WHO GREW UP IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE WHO WAS A BENEFICIARY OF MIGRANT HEAD START AND A LOT OF SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN THE K-12 SYSTEM AND WHO ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF STARTING OFF MY HIGHER EDUCATION WITH TWO YEARS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE I UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT DEEL IS DOING AND THE SEATTLE COLLEGES IS DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO ROOT OUR INVESTMENTS IN THIS SPACE THROUGH LEVELS OF EDUCATION. AND PRIMARILY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE REALLY WONDERFUL OUTCOMES FOR OUR KIDS THROUGHOUT THE CITY . SO I’M REALLY EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO HOST THIS CONVERSATION TODAY IN THIS COMMITTEE TOGETHER WITH COUNCIL MEMBER JOHNSON, WHO IS BEEN A KEY ALLY AND PARTNER WITH ME TO MAKING SURE THAT WE DO RIGHT BY OUR CHILDREN . I’M REALLY EXCITED TO BEGIN THE CONVERSATION. COUNCILMEN JOHNSON YOU WANT TO MAKE ANY OPENING REMARKS BEFORE WE GO,? ALL RIGHT. HERE WE GO. >>>THANK YOU. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND THE CONTINUED SUPPORT WE WILL HAVE. I ALSO WANT TO THANK SUPERINTENDENT YOU KNOW FOR HER>>>THESE WILL BE INDIVIDUALS THAT GO TO THE HIGH SCHOOLS AND TALK TO STUDENTS AND BRIDGE THE GAP. WE WANT STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THE SENSE OF IDENTITY AND UNDERSTAND COLLEGES THERE FOR THEM. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT A CONDENSED RATIO SO THERE IS A HIGH QUALITY SUPPORT SYSTEM IN PLACE. WE ALSO HAVE HIGH COLLEGE SUPPORT. WE REALLY LOOKED AT EXISTING RESEARCH TO FOCUS ON THE SIMPLICITY IN THE DESIGN. WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT RESEARCH HAS SHOWN AND EVEN WITHIN THE 13th YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM KEEPING THIS SIMPLE IS THE BEST APPROACH SO THAT FAMILIES AND STUDENTS ARE CAUGHT UP IN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. WE ARE TRYING TO DO A COLLEGE COMPLETION CULTURE IN THE SCHOOL . WE REALLY WANT TO BRIDGE THE ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION. WHAT WE HAVE HERE, IN THE FIRST YEAR OF SEATTLE PROMISE WE EXPECT — WE WILL BE IN SIX SCHOOLS. WITH THAT WE HAVE LOWER RATES OF STUDENTS BUT BY YEAR TWO WE WILL BE EXPANDING TO THE 17 SCHOOLS. STUDENTS AND 12th GRADE WILL GET SUPPORT AND EDUCATION THROUGH THE SEATTLE PROMISE. BY THE THIRD YEAR WE WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT AND WE WILL HAVE STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN SEATTLE PROMISE IN THE 13th AND 14th YEAR. OUR MODEL IS ESTIMATED AT 870 STUDENTS ONCE WE ARE IN FULL OPERATION MODE. WE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT THIS MODEL. WE’VE WORKED HARD TO HAVE THE SEVEN YEAR ESTIMATE FOR OUR SEATTLE STUDENTS. I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC RATIOS THAT WE WILL SEE IN THE 13 YEAR APPROACHES. LOOKING AT THE BASELINE DATA IN THE SCHOOL YEAR 2018/2019. WHAT WE SEE IS THAT 50% OF STUDENTS ARE ON FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. IN TERMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY. WE REFLECT A DIVERSE DEMOGRAPHIC. BLACK IS THE LARGEST GROUP, FOLLOWED BY ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER, WHITE, HISPANIC, MULTICULTURAL, AND NATIVE AMERICAN. AND WE HOPE TO INCREASE THAT AS WELL. HERE WE ARE REALLY LOOKING EVEN FURTHER AT THE SCHOOLS WE ARE CURRENTLY AT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SLIDE WE ARE IN SIX SCHOOLS, WITHIN THAT WE HAVE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE CHART ABOVE, IT SHOWS THAT OF ALL THE STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOLS WE HAVE 48% THAT QUALIFY THE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. OF THAT POPULATION WE SEE 60% PARTICIPATE IN THE 13th YEAR. SO REALLY FREE REDUCED LUNCH STUDENTS ARE OVERREPRESENTED, OR I WOULD LIKE TO SEE VERY WELL REPRESENTED IN THE CURRENT DEMOGRAPHIC. LOOK AT WEST SEATTLE, 22% OF THE STUDENTS ARE ON FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. EVEN WITH THAT 42% OF THE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SEATTLE PROMISE ARE ON FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. SO WE HAVE POSITIVE OUTCOMES. AS WE EXPAND THIS TO SCHOOLS THAT REFLECT A CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHIC WE BELIEVE WE WILL STILL BE MAINTAINING EQUITY.>>SO IT’S NOT 42%, IT’S 42% OF THE 22%. >>IT IS 42% OF THE 11.>>OF THE 11? YOU’RE TELLING ME THIS CHART REPRESENTS 22% IN WEST SEATTLE, 22% OF THE STUDENTS ATTENDING WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ARE ON FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH, CORRECT? AND OF THOSE 22%, 42% OF THEM ARE ENROLLED IN THE PROMISE COHERT? >>OF THE 22%, 11 FROM WEST SEATTLE ARE ENROLLED. OF THOSE 11, 42% OR FIVE OR SIX STUDENTS WOULD BE PARTICIPATING. >>SO LESS THAN HALF OF THE STUDENTS ARE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH. >>A K. THAT IS CORRECT.>>OKAY.>>NOW LOOKING AT THE SLIDE WHICH SHOWS THE MAKEUP OF THE SAME COHORT 2018/2019 SEATTLE PROMISE PARTICIPANTS, 190 STUDENTS BROKEN OUT BY ETHNICITY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SLIDE. OF THE 190 WE LOOK AT THE BAR CHARTS ABOVE WHICH SHOW THE DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN WITHIN THE SIX SCHOOLS. THEY DEFINITELY SHOW WITHIN THE BLACK POPULATION WHERE WE SEE WE ARE SERVING 51 STUDENTS WITHIN THE COHORT, THAT MAKES UP 27%, MUCH LIKE THE PIE CHART I WAS PUTTING UP EARLIER. SO WE HAVE SEEN A HIGH RATE OF STUDENTS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS THAT WERE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS. NATIONAL PROGRAMS WERE MODELED AFTER SIMILAR PROGRAMS. KALAMAZOO IS AN EXAMPLE THAT IS SHOWN THAT WRAITH ETHNICITY AND UNDERSERVED STUDENTS ARE REFLECTED IN PROMISE PROGRAMS. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS ONE?>>COUNCIL MEMBER JOHNSON. >>THANK YOU. TO MAKE SURE I AM TRACKING THIS WELL, THIS YEAR HOW MANY STUDENTS DO WE HAVE THAT ARE IN THE 2018/2019 COHORT ? THE NUMBER ON THE SLIDE IS 190 BUT THE NUMBER ON THE PREVIOUS WAS 114. I ASSUME THOSE ARE REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES OF THE TOTAL POPULATION?>>CORRECT CURRENTLY ON THIS SLIDE 190 TOTAL STUDENTS BROKEN DOWN BY RACE AND ETHNICITY. AND IF I GO TO THIS SLIDE I HAVE 114 STUDENTS. THIS IS THE MAKEUP OF 60% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION. SO IF YOU LOOK AT ALL SIX SCHOOLS ON THE BAR CHART TO THE LEFT, 60% OF THE CURRENT COHERT ARE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH STUDENTS. >>I THINK THE QUESTION IS: HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN THE 2018/2019 SEATTLE PROMISE COHORT . >>190. >>OKAY 190 STUDENTS IN THE 2018/2019 COHORT AND THESE OTHER SLIDES YOU ARE WALKING US THROUGH ARE JUST SUBSETS OF THE 190 STUDENTS THAT ARE IN THE 2018/2019 COHORT .>>CORRECT. >>THAT IS HELPFUL. AS WE LOOK AT THE SETUP SLIDE FOR THIS AND THE CONTINUED WRAP UP OF THE PROGRAM, I THINK HAVING REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THE STAFFING UP OF THE COHORT CONSIDERING WE NEED TO ADD SUCCESS SPECIALISTS AND COLLEGE ADVISORS AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS . SODA KNOW WE HAVE 190 KIDS TODAY AND NEXT YEAR THE PROGRAM, IE THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM, SO THE SOON TO BE SENIORS WE WILL HAVE 260 AND THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE UP TO 500. SO THE RAMPING UP PERIOD WILL BE IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND . IT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO SEE HOW WE GET THOSE WRAP-UPS AND ENSURE THAT WE TARGET THOSE STUDENTS, AND AGAIN OVER REPRESENTING THOSE THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY UNDERREPRESENTED BOTH IN TERMS OF WRAITH AND ETHNICITY AND EQUALITY. — RACE AND ETHNICITY AND THE QUALITY. I THINK WHAT WE ARE HEARING TODAY IS THAT THE FOLKS WHO SPENT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY WITH THIS PROGRAM IS STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT. SO FINDING A WAY TO MAKE IT MORE USER-FRIENDLY WOULD BE HELPFUL.>>EARLY THIS SLIDE SHOWS WE ARE IN THE FIRST YEAR WITH A HIGH SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY IN SIX SCHOOLS. BY THE SECOND YEAR WE WILL EXPAND TO 16 SCHOOLS. AFTER THAT WE WILL CONDUCT A RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT. SO THAT WILL SHOW HOW WE ARE ROLLING OUT WITH THE SEATTLE PROMISE. WE WILL ROLL THIS OUT TO THE COMMITTEE AND THE COUNCIL AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW WE CAN EXPAND THIS PROGRAM. WITHIN YEAR THREE WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO DESIGN THE TYPE OF APPROACH WHERE WE CAN MODIFY ELIGIBILITY. WE NEED THE TIMETABLE TO SEE WHAT THE BEHAVIORS AND PATTERNS ARE. SO DEEL >>>THE DESIGN AS PROPOSED IS NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT PART-TIME . >>BUT WE ALLOW THE FLEXIBILITY IF SOMETHING HAPPENS IN A STUDENT’S LIFE THAT THE STUDENT CAN WORK WITH A SPECIALIST. IN THE 13th YEAR STUDENTS CAN OPT OUT AS NEEDED OR GO PART-TIME AS NEEDED. THE GOAL IS TO GO FULL-TIME AND WE KNOW FROM RESEARCH THAT STUDENTS THAT GO FULL-TIME ARE MORE LIKELY TO COMPLETE. >>COULD YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS? WE ARE INTENTIONALLY TRYING TO ENSURE FOLKS FROM LOW INCOME BACKGROUNDS ARE THE ONES THAT GET PRIORITIZE FROM THE PROGRAM . DOES THAT SURFACE ITSELF THROUGH A TRADITIONAL COLLEGE APPLICATION OR WILL THAT BE PART OF OUR PROMISE APPLICATION ITSELF. AND HOW MANY APPLICATIONS WILL A STUDENT HAVE TO FILL OUT? WILL BE ONE APPLICATION OR WILL THEY LOOK SIMILAR ENOUGH SO THEY DON’T LOOK CONFUSING? >>THEY WILL HAVE TO FILL OUT TWO. EVERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE STATE USES THE SAME APPLICATION AND IT IS FAIRLY SIMPLE BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE SEATTLE PROMISE APPLICATION AND WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP THAT SIMPLE AS WELL. WE WORK WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS. THAT HAS BEEN OUR APPROACH TO COLLEGE WITH — TO PARTNER WITH COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS. SO WE ARE NOT JUST IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS BUT DOING WORK IN COMMUNITY CENTERS, COLLEGE FAIRS THAT ARE HOSTED BY COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, TO MAKE SURE WE ARE GETTING THE WORD OUT TO THOSE THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED. >>SO WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY DOING THAT THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS BUT BY USING COUNSELORS AND ADVOCATES WITHIN THE SCHOOLS TO DO OUTREACH AND ENSURE THAT APPLICATIONS GET INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE STUDENTS AND THAT THEY CONTINUE TO APPLY. >>YES. ABSOLUTELY.>>THE STRATEGIES AND A PROCESS WE WILL ENCOMPASS IN SEATTLE PROMISE IS TO OFFER TUITION. WE HAVE UP TO $2000 FOR STUDENTS AND WE ALSO HAVE EQUITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THOSE THAT NEED MORE. THESE INCLUDE NONTRADITIONAL TUITION EXPENSES . WE REALLY BELIEVE STRONGLY IN THE EQUITY APPROACH OF PROVIDING COLLEGE PERSISTENCE REPORTS AND WE’VE DEDICATED A BULK OF OUR INVESTMENT INTO THE RETENTION SUPPORT. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE READY AND THAT THERE IS A PLAN IN EFFECT FOR THEM. WE WANT STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR EDUCATION. >>I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WHERE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT SOMEONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROMISE PROGRAM IS UNDERSTANDING THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR OTHER BENEFITS. I LOOK AT THE EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AND I KNOW THAT MONEY CAN BE SUCKED UP INTO BOOKS IN A HEARTBEAT. BUT I KNOW SOMEONE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROMISE PROGRAM IS LIKELY ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WE MAY HAVE THREE OTHER BUCKETS IN THE CITY. WHETHER IT IS ABOUT CHILDCARE OR OTHER THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO AROUND HOUSING. SO HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THAT SOMEONE WHO IS APPLYING FOR THE PROGRAM IS AWARE THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR OTHER PROGRAMS AS WELL AND NOT SUCKING UP THEIR $1500 INTO TRANSPORTATION WHEN THEY COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ORCA LIFT PROGRAM? >>WE WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS IN EARLY LEARNING AS MONACO WILL BE TALKING ABOUT SHORTLY. ALSO CHILDCARE SUBSIDIARIES TO PRESENT AFFORDABILITY FOR STUDENTS WITH CHILDREN. WE ARE WORKING WITH SDOT TO SEE WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE. WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT STUDENTS IN THE LEVY , WE HAVE FIVE HIGH SCHOOLS AND WE WILL BE TARGETING THE APPROACH TO ADD EXTRA EMPHASIS FOR STUDENTS.>>I WOULD ADD THAT THE STUDENT SUCCESS SPECIALISTS, THOSE FOLKS WILL REALLY FOCUS ON CONNECTING STUDENTS TO RESOURCES NOT ONLY THROUGH THE CITY BUT RESOURCES WE MAY HAVE AT THE COLLEGE LIKE THE UNITED BENEFIT HUB. THOSE FOLKS ARE SPECIFICALLY IN OUR COLLEGES TO CONNECT STUDENTS TO RESOURCES OUTSIDE OF THE COLLEGE, ESPECIALLY LOW INCOME STUDENTS WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING WITH HOUSING SECURITY OR FOOD SECURITY. >>I WANT IT TO BE HELPFUL TO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THE FRAMEWORK OF THAT. EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN HOUSING THAT IS AFFORDABLE AND TRANSPORTATION THAT IS AFFORDABLE. OR WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN A DISCOUNTED BUS PASS? EVERYBODY WANTS A DISCOUNTED BUS PASS. SO THINKING OF A WAY TO MARKET THAT SO STUDENTS CAN RAISE THEIR HAND AND SAY IT IS SOMETHING THEY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN. INSTEAD OF MAKING SURE THAT EVERY SINGLE STUDENT WITH THEIR LIMITED TIME WITH THEIR ADVISORS CAN COVER THOSE ISSUES. I THINK THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL. >>AND I WANT TO GET A SENSE OF WHETHER THE WRAPAROUND PLAN THAT YOU HAVE DESCRIBED IS INCLUDED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN. OR WOULD THAT BE INCLUDED IN THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT?>>IT IS INCLUDED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN BECAUSE THAT INCLUDES FUNDING FOR A STUDENT SUCCESS SPECIALIST OF A CASELOAD OF 100 PER 1. SO EVERYONE HUNDRED STUDENTS HAVE ONE ADVISOR. SO THEY GET TO KNOW THE STUDENTS FAIRLY WELL. OUTREACH COUNSELORS IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS GET TO KNOW THE STUDENTS PRETTY WELL. SO A LOT OF TIMES THEY DON’T HAVE TO ASK THAT QUESTION BECAUSE THEY ARE ASSISTING THEM IN FILLING OUT FORMS AND THEY GET TO KNOW THE STORIES OF THE STUDENTS. >>CAN WE FLAG THIS AS A POTENTIAL ISSUE IN YOUR ISSUE IDENTIFICATION WORK? THAT WOULD BE GREAT. LET’S KEEP GOING. >>NEXT WE WILL ASK MONICA LIANG-AGUIRRE TO GUIDE US THROUGH THE EARLY LEARNING PIECE. >>I WILL TRY TO GO FAIRLY QUICKLY. WE ARE COMING OFF A FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL FOUR-YEAR DEMONSTRATION OF THE SEATTLE PROMISE PROGRAM . WE HAVE MODIFICATIONS AND TWEAKS TO THE PROGRAM BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCES AND EXPERIENCES OF OUR PROVIDERS AND DEEL STAFF . SO I DEFTLY WANT TO THANK THE COMMITTEE AND STAFF FOR YOUR HELP OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS AS WE LAUNCH THIS FROM THE GROUND UP . IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE PROCESS AND WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE SEVEN MORE YEARS TO MAKE OUR PROGRAM BETTER AND MORE ACCESSIBLE. WE WANT TO CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK WE HAVE STARTED. THE OVERARCHING GOAL IS ALL SEATTLE FAMILIES HAVE ACCESS TO THE HIGH QUALITY EARLY LEARNING SERVICES THAT PROMOTE SUCCESS IN KINDERGARTEN. WE HOPE TO SEE CHILDREN THAT ARE READY TO THRIVE IN KINDERGARTEN. WE WANT EVIDENCE-BASED CULTURE HE RESPONSIVE CLASSROOMS. WE WANT FAMILIES TO HAVE MULTIPLE WAYS TO GAIN ACCESS TO THESE EARLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS. WE KNOW THAT ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL. AND WE WANT THE RACIAL GAPS TO BE CLOSED. THE EARLY LEARNING STRATEGIES AND EARLY LEARNING INVESTMENT IS DIVIDED INTO SEVEN DIFFERENT STRATEGIES. THE FIRST FOUR ARE DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEATTLE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. WE HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM OUR PILOT AND MODIFIED STRATEGIES. SO THESE EXPERIENCES REFLECT THE BEST THINKING OF OUR PROVIDERS AND TEACHERS AND FAMILIES AND STAFF. OUR BIGGEST LEARNING IS ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL SO WE ARE APPROACHING A MORE FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM WITH OUR STAFF AND FAMILIES. WE’VE LEARNED THAT QUALITY CANNOT BE CUMBERSOME. WE HAVE SET THE BAR VERY HIGH. WE WILL NOT WAVER FROM IT. IN THE MOST RECENT REVIEW OF THE PRE-K AND AMERICAN CITIES WE ARE THE ONLY CITY THAT MET 10 OUT OF 10 QUALITY BENCHMARKS. WE ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT SOMETIMES THESE HIGH STANDARDS CAN BRING SOME BARRIERS FOR PROVIDERS. SO WE ARE TRYING TO BE CREATIVE AND WORK WITH OUR PROVIDERS TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN MEET THE QUALITY STANDARDS WITHOUT CAUSING HARDSHIP. AND FINALLY WE WANT TO REDUCE BARRIERS FOR OUR FAMILIES. SO ACCESS FOR FAMILIES MEANS WE ARE CONTINUING TO ACCESS OUR PROGRAM POLICIES WITH UNINTENDED BARRIERS THAT COULD’VE BEEN CREATED FOR FAMILIES. WE WANT TO SIMPLIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS, INCREASE THE SEX THE BILLY — INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY. AND WE WANT TO INCREASE THEIR ENERGIES . THE FIRST IS THE SERVICES TUITION. THESE ARE THE PAYMENTS WE GIVE OUR PROVIDERS FOR RUNNING OUR SVP PROGRAMS. THE SECOND IS THE STRATEGY AROUND QUALITY TEACHING THIS IS A HUGE SUCCESS FOR US AND WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THE OUTCOMES THAT WE WANT AND TYPES OF CLASSROOMS WE WANT THROUGH SPP . THE RESPONSIVE COACHING, THE ASSESSMENTS AND THE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AS WELL AS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING WITH OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS. COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORTS IS A STRATEGY THAT FOCUSES ON THE STRATEGY THAT ANY CHILD COULD PARTICIPATE IN SPP . AS YOU KNOW SOME CHILDREN COME DEVELOPING MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE AT ONE TIME OR THEY HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, OTHER TRAUMAS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR TEACHERS AND PROVIDERS ARE EQUIPPED AND HAVE THE RESOURCES TO SERVE ALL CHILDREN. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MAKE SPP EQUITABLE . SO FUNDING IS A BIG COMPONENT OF HIGH-QUALITY PROGRAMS. DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERS AS WELL. WE FOCUS HEAVILY ON ESTABLISHING STRONG SUPPORT FOR DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS AS WELL AS STUDENTS WITH INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SPECIAL EDUCATION, AND WE PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO OUR PROVIDERS. WE ALSO HAVE INCREASED FAMILY OUTREACH AND FAMILY SUPPORT. WE WILL BE CREATING A FAMILY ADVISORY COUNSEL AS WELL IN THE NEXT STEP OF SPP . >>COUNCIL MEMBER JOHNSON.>>WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS NOW. >>YES IT IS LAUNCHING ON FRIDAY . >>SO HOW DO WE GET THE WORD OUT?>>YES. WE ARE USING ETHNIC MEDIA. WE ARE ALSO USING MAINSTREAM MEDIA. WE ARE USING OUR PROVIDERS. ALL OF OUR PROVIDERS — WORD-OF-MOUTH IS THE BEST MECHANISM SO IN ADDITION TO SOCIAL MEDIA WE ARE INUNDATING OUR SITES WITH MATERIALS TO PROMOTE THE PROGRAMS IN THE UPCOMING APPLICATION WHICH OPENS ON FRIDAY. >>AND ONE WOULD IMAGINE ONCE YOU HAVE A KID IN THE PROGRAM, YOU WOULD WANT TO GET THAT KID’S SIBLINGS IN THE PROGRAM AND FRIENDS OF THE KID. SO WORD- OF-MOUTH I APPRECIATE. BUT I LOVE THE FOCUS ON MEDIA IN PARTICULAR. AND LANGUAGE MATERIAL THAT PROVIDERS CAN HAND OUT. BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE THINK WE ARE INTERESTED IN IT BUT WE DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO COMPLEMENT PLATE TO CONTEMPLATE IT AT THE TIME. >>AND THE OTHER COMPONENT IS ORGANIZATIONAL FACILITY DEVELOPMENT. THIS WILL HELP PROVIDERS EXPAND THEIR FACILITIES. LICENSABLE AFFORDABLE SPACE HERE IS A CHALLENGE. IN THE PAST WE HAVE SPENT $6.5 MILLION WITH DIRECT DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES. ALSO ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY IS SOMETHING WE RECOGNIZE THAT SOME OF OUR PROVIDERS CAN BENEFIT FROM. BUSINESS PRACTICES AND SHORT CONSULTATIONS ON RUNNING SMALL BUSINESSES. THE LAST THREE STAIR STRATEGIES ARE SEPARATE FROM SPP . FUND CHILDCARE. AND PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING FOR THE CHILDCARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM FOR ELIGIBLE FAMILIES. THIS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR SPP FAMILIES . THE HOMELESS CHILDCARE PROGRAM. WE HAVE A CONTRACT WITH CHILDCARE RESOURCES THAT PROVIDES RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR CASE MANAGEMENT FOR FAMILIES THAT ARE HOMELESS. AND NEWEST STRATEGIES AROUND CHILD CARE MENTORSHIP. WE ARE STARTING THIS UP AND IT WILL SUPPORT OUR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS AND I WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT IN A SEPARATE SLIDE. SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE CHANGES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SPP PAST AND FUTURE . OVER THE COURSE OF SEVEN YEARS WE WILL BE EXPANDING BY 65%. SO REACHING 2500 CHILDREN BY THE YEAR 2526. WE ARE FOCUSING ON INCREASING OUR SUPPORT. WE WANT TO EXPAND OUR INCLUSION CLASSROOMS. WE ARE FOCUSING ON SUPPORTING OUR DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS AS WELL AS NON-DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS. WE KNOW ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS SERVE CHILDREN WHO SPEAK MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.>>MONICA ON THE SPECIAL EDUCATION INCLUSION, WHICH IS THE SPP PLUS , THERE ARE OTHER TYPES OF CLASSROOMS THAT ARE NOT SPP PLUS SPECIFIC, CORRECT ? >>THAT’S RIGHT. ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN. SO IF SPECIAL NEED CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE CITY. SPP PLUS GOES THROUGH THE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT IS THE ONE THAT ESPECIALLY DESIGNED TO BE AND INCLUSION CLASSROOM WHERE THEY RESERVE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF SEATS FOR CHILDREN WITH IEPS AND THEY HAVE A SPECIAL INSTRUCTOR IN THE CLASSROOM.>>GREAT. THANK YOU. >>AND WE SUPPORT FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AT A HIGHER LEVEL AND WE WILL HAVE MORE RESOURCES FOR OUR PROVIDERS. AND FINALLY STREAMLINING PROCESSES FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED . IN TERMS OF ELIGIBILITY AND PRIORITIZATION, WE ARE EXCITED TO OPEN THE ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL SEATTLE 3-YEAR-OLDS AND 4-YEAR- OLDS. PREVIOUSLY WAS ONLY INCOME ELIGIBLE 3-YEAR-OLDS. NOW IT WILL BE ALL 3-YEAR-OLDS AND 4- YEAR-OLDS. AND THE THRESHOLD IS 350% FPL. PREVIOUSLY IT WAS 300. WE KNOW CHILDCARE IS EXPENSIVE AND WE WANT TO TAKE THE SEATTLE CONTEXT INTO CONSIDERATION. WE ALREADY WE — WE ALSO PRIORITIZE ACCESS FOR CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. WE HAVE NOTICE THAT THE MAJORITY OF FAMILIES WHO WERE DELINQUENT INTUITION OR HAVE A CHALLENGE PAYING IT ON A REGULAR BASIS WERE THOSE IN THE MIDDLE GROUND.>>I’M ASSUMING THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WILL RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE EXPANDING THE ELIGIBILITY TO ALL 3-YEAR- OLDS AND 4-YEAR-OLDS AND THAT WE ARE MODIFYING THE FEDERAL POVERTY MARKER. SO WE WANT THE PLAN TO TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT, CORRECT?>>YES, DEFINITELY. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. THIS IS THE FAMILY CHILD CARE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM. SEATTLE HAS 350 LICENSED CHILDCARE AIDS. AND THEY ARE AN IMPORTANT ROLE úIN THE EARLY LEARNING NETWORK. ESPECIALLY SUPPORTING FAMILIES WHO ARE FROM IMMIGRANT REFUGEE COMMUNITIES. DEEL HAS PURPOSELY EXPANDED OUR SUPPORTS AND WE ARE WORKING TO CREATE A COHESIVE STRATEGY. SO WE CREATED A LANDSCAPE STUDY LAST YEAR TO LOOK AT THE CHILDCARE OVERALL IN THE CITY. WE ALSO FORMED THE FAMILY CHILD CARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO OFFER RECOMMENDATIONS AND STRATEGIES TO BEST SUPPORT THEM. THE ONE THING THAT SURFACE FROM THE STUDY AND COUNSEL IS FAMILY CHILD CARE IS OFTEN VERY ISOLATED. THEY DON’T ACCESS THE SAME PROVISIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT CENTERS CAN. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT HOURS. THEY NEEDED TO DIFFERENT APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT. SO WE WERE EXCITED WHEN THIS OPPORTUNITY CAME TO FEPP. SO WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THEM DIRECTLY TO TAYLOR THIS TO THE SEATTLE CONTEXT AND WE WILL BE CODEVELOPING THAT WITH THEM. >>YES I DON’T THINK WE CAN UNDERESTIMATE HOW IMPORTANT THIS BODY OF WORK IS IN THE CONTEXT OF PRESCHOOL AND EARLY LEARNING. WE KNOW WE LIVE IN A CHILDCARE DESERT. BUT I THINK PART OF THAT SYSTEM IS THE LACK OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ENTERING INTO THIS INDUSTRY. AND IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO PLAY A STRONG ROLE IN MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING PEOPLE WHO WANT TO ENTER INTO THIS SPACE, TO PROVIDE THESE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT OFTENTIMES LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY SENSITIVE TYPE OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR KIDDOS IN THE CITY. SO I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS BODY OF WORK AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE REALLY HAVING SOME GREAT PROGRESS AT THE STATE LEVEL. THAT WILL ALLOW US TO LEVERAGE THESE DOLLARS AND AWAIT THAT I DON’T THINK WE’VE FULLY UNDERSTOOD WHEN WE WERE DEVELOPING THIS SO THANK YOU FOR THE WORK ON THIS.>>>NOW WE WILL KICK IT BACK OVER TO CRISTINA GAETA FOR K- 12 AND COMMUNITY BASE . >>THANK YOU. BACK TO ME. >>I WANT TO DO A QUICK TIME CHECK. YOU GUYS HAVE ABOUT 20 MINUTES LEFT.>>OKAY. LET’S START OFF WITH THE GOAL OF THE K-12 COMMUNITY- BASED INVESTMENTS. OUR GOAL IS TO FOCUS ON STUDENTS COMPLETING AND GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL. WE WANT TO ALIGN OUR INVESTMENTS AND MAKE SURE THE STUDENTS ARE THE PATH WEIGHT TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL. WE WANT TO PREPARE THEM FOR THAT. I WANT TO PREFERENCE OUR OUTCOME. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE OUTCOME BASED APPROACH. WHAT THIS MEANS IS WE REALLY ALLOW SCHOOL BUILDING LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO KNOW WHAT THE ISSUES ARE IN THEIR BUILDING AND THE CONCERNS TO DESIGN A PROPOSAL AND AN APPLICATION THAT WILL CREATE THE SOLUTIONS THAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO CREATE OUTCOMES. WE LEAD WITH OUR OUTCOMES AND OUR PROPOSALS. WE DO A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION . WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS ARE ACADEMICALLY PREPARED TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL ON TIME AND BE COLLEGE OR CAREER READY. WE FOCUS ON EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES. WE LOOK IN THE DIVERSE EDUCATOR WORKFORCE. OUR LOOKING INTO EXPANDING LEARNING TIME. AND WE WANT TO CLOSE THE OPPORTUNITY GAPS. WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE 24 — 2004 AND 2011 LEVY, WE FOUND SCHOOL- BASED INVESTMENTS ARE LARGE INVESTMENTS THAT ALLOW SCHOOLS THE ABILITY TO DESIGN A PROPOSAL OR SOLUTION AND GIVE THEM A SURMOUNTABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THOSE INTERVENTIONS. WHAT WE PLAN TO DO IS FUND FIVE HIGH SCHOOLS, FIVE MIDDLE SCHOOLS, AND UP TO 20 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WITHIN THIS LEVY. WITHIN THAT, THESE LEADERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO EXPAND LEARNING AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT. THAT MEANS STUDENTS WILL HAVE EXPANDED LEARNING TIME. WE KNOW NOT ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN AT THE SAME RATE. WE WANT TO ALLOW THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BUILDING LEADERS TO DESIGN THIS. THE NEXT INVESTMENT STRATEGY IS OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS. BECAUSE WE KNOW NOT ALL STUDENTS THAT WE WANT TO TARGET WITH THIS LEVEE WILL BE IN THOSE 30 SCHOOLS. SO THIS WILL ALLOW SCHOOLS THAT HAVE A SMALLER RATIO OF LEVY- FOCUSED STUDENTS TO BE INCLUDED. LAST BUT NOT LEAST WE HAVE THE WRAPAROUND SERVICES. WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE CHILD. WE HAVE INVESTMENTS TO SUPPORT SERVICES THROUGH SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WE ALSO HAVE INVESTMENTS TO SUPPORT HOMELESS AND HOUSING SUPPORT SERVICES. WE WILL GET TO THIS IN THE FUTURE SLIDE. WE ALSO WANT TO FOCUS INVESTMENT ON SPORTS AND TRANSPORTATION. IN PREVIOUS LEVIES WE TARGETED THIS INTERVENTION ON MIDDLE SCHOOLS WHICH WE ARE CONTINUING TO DO TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SPORTING EVENTS, FOR EXAMPLE. AND TO PROVIDE COACHING STIPENDS. AND LASTS WE HAVE CULTURALLY SPECIFIC AND RESPONSIVENESS. THIS INCLUDES MENTORING. WE HAVE OUR EDUCATOR DIVERSITY INVESTMENTS. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE INVESTMENTS YOU HAVE DONE.>>CAN I PROVIDE A FIRST-HAND TESTIMONIAL?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE TALK ABOUT INTERVENTION WITH THE LEVIES IS READING INTERVENTION AND MATH. ONE HAS THREE RIGHT NOW. SHE STRUGGLING AND DOESN’T CONSIDER BEING A GREAT READER. BUT WITH THE HELP OF A READING INTERVENTIONIST THIS YEAR SHE HAS FLIPPED THE SWITCH AND IS READING CONSTANTLY AROUND THE HOUSE. HER HOMEWORK AS GOTTEN EASIER. SOMETIMES AS PARENTS EVEN WELL-INTENTIONED WELL- INFORMED WELL-EDUCATED PARENTS ARE NOT THE BEST TEACHERS. BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO LEARN FROM YOU BUT THEY >>>WE WILL THEN EXPECT COUNCILMEMBERS TO SUBMIT ANY POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION PLAN TO CENTRAL STAFF BY NO LATER THAN APRIL 2, 2019. WILL HAVE A SPECIAL COMMITTEE HEARING ON APRIL 18 AT 2 PM, WHERE W WILL CONSIDER ANY AMENDMENTS TO THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION PLAN AND POTENTIALLY VOTE ON THOSE AMENDMENTS. WE WILL ALSO HEAR FROM DEAL ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS WITH OUR VARIOUS PARTNERS, WITH WHOM WE ARE WITH TO DO THIS WORK. WILL HAVE A POSSIBLE VOTE ON THOSE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS IF WE ARE READY TO DO SO. IT IS MY HOPE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GET THE ENTIRE IMPLEMENTATION AND THE VALUE WENT PLAN BY APRIL 22, 2019. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR FLEXIBILITY AND UNDERSTANDING NEED TO HAVE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED COMMITTEE SCHEDULE FOR CONSIDERATION OF THIS. I HAD SOME FAMILY COMMITMENTS COME UP THE WEEK OF APRIL EIGHTH . I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR FLEXIBILITY IN HELPING ME FULFILL THOSE FAMILY COMMITMENTS BY BEING WILLING TO HAVE THIS WORK GET DONE JUST SLIGHTLY LATER THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED. I ANTICIPATE AND APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. >>THANK YOU. >>>WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR — WE ARE LIKE RENT ON TIME. THIS IS AMAZING. WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR SECOND PRESENTATION HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW. ROXANA IS GOING TO QUEUE UP THE PRESENTATION AND I’M GOING TO ASK — THERE YOU ARE. HELLO, CHRIS. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHEREVER YOU WANT TO BE. YOU DID NOT COME WITH AN ENTOURAGE TODAY. IT IS JUST YOU. ARRIVE. ROXANA, DO YOU WANT TO READ THIS ITEM INTO THE AGENDA? AND THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND DO THE INTRODUCTIONS AND CHRIS WEIL WALK US TO THE PRESENTATION. SO SHOTS FIRED DATA FOR THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND GUN VIOLENCE FOR BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION. >>ALSO. THANK YOU, ROXANA. WHY DON’T WE GO AHEAD AND HAVE YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR THE RECORD, MR. FISHER, AND THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND AGAIN. >>GOOD MORNING, MADAM CHAIR, COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON. THANK YOU FOR INVITING THE DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS GUN VIOLENCE TO REDUCE THESE INCIDENTS. MY NAME IS CHRISTOPHER FISHER. I AM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. I THE THE DATA ANALYTIC EFFORTS AS WELL AS POLICY ENGAGEMENTS. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I AM EXCITED TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH US THIS MORNING. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE SOMEWHAT OF A TRADITION OF DOING IN THIS COMMITTEE SINCE I HAVE BEEN THE CHAIR OF PUBLIC SAFETY, INVITING THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO COME TO COMMITTEE AND GIVE US A SENSE OF WHERE SOME OF THESE INCIDENTS ARE OCCURRING AND GIVE US IN THE PUBLIC A GENERAL SENSE OF HOW THE DEPARTMENT IS ADDRESSING SOME OF THESE ISSUES. WE UNDERSTAND THAT GUN VIOLENCE IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE OF PUBLIC SAFETY. IT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH REALITY AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS REALLY TAKEN A PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH TO A LOT OF — TO GUN VIOLENCE IN GENERAL. I REALLY WANT TO BE AWARE THAT TODAY’S PRESENTATION IS NOT NECESSARILY SEEN SQUARELY THROUGH THAT HOLISTIC FILTER, BUT IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US AS POLICYMAKERS TO GET A SENSE OF THIS FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN TERMS OF WHERE SOME OF THESE ISSUES ARE OCCURRING THROUGHOUT THE CITY, TO GIVE US A BETTER SET OF DATA THAT WE CAN RELY ON IN TERMS OF CONSIDERING APPROACHES FOR MEETING THE SAFETY NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. >>THANK YOU. SHOULD I GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED? >>YES, PLEASE. >>THANK YOU. TO BEGIN WITH, IN 2018, WE SAW SOME VERY POSITIVE RESULTS FROM BOTH THE ONGOING PREVENTION AND ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS IN THE DEPARTMENT FROM HIS PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVES THAT YOU MENTIONED. SOME OF THESE ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS FROM PRIOR YEARS REALLY PAID OFF, SPECIFICALLY AS YOU CAN SEE ON THIS LIGHT, 2018, WE HAD THE SECOND LOWEST YEAR IN TERMS OF SHOTS FIRED SINCE WE BEGAN TRACKING THIS DATA THIS WAY IN 2012. OVERALL, THAT MEANS WE HAD 13% FEWER REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED IN 2018 COMPARED TO 2017. ADDITIONALLY, IT WAS THE THIRD LOWEST YEAR FOR FATAL SHOOTINGS. WHAT THIS DATA IS LOOKING AT, INCLUDES SHOTS FIRED, WHICH IS WHEN THERE IS A REPORT OF SOMEBODY WHO HEARD SHOTS FIRED IN THERE IS AN EYEWITNESS OR EVIDENCE OF PROPERTY DAMAGE OR SHELL CASINGS OUR FILE. A SOMEBODY SAYS I HEARD GUNSHOTS AND WE GO TO THE SCENE AND THERE IS NO EVIDENCE, THERE IS NO EYEWITNESS, THAT DOES NOT COUNT. THEN THERE IS SHOWING NONFATAL SHOOTINGS WERE SOMEBODY IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF GUNFIRE BUT IS NOT KILLED. AND IN THE FATAL SHOOTINGS ARE THOSE WHERE THERE IS HOMICIDE AS A RESULT OF A FIREARM. WE DO NOT INCLUDE SELF- INFLICTED SUICIDE OR OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS. THESE ARE THE CRIMINAL INCIDENTS TALK ABOUT SHOOTINGS AND SHOTS FIRE. >>CHRIS, THE DEPARTMENT DOES TRACK THOSE INCIDENTS WHERE SOMEBODY IS USING A WEAPON TO FREE THEMSELVES. >>WE DON’T INCLUDE THAT IN SHOTS FIRED. THE RESPONSE IS MUCH DIFFERENT. ADDITIONALLY, IT WAS ALSO THE THIRD HIGHEST YEAR FOR NONFATAL SHOOTINGS, WHICH IS A GOOD TRADE-OFF. IT WAS NOT A HIGH YEAR FOR PEOPLE BEING KILLED. THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE HIDDEN SAFE. WE WERE ATTRIBUTE THIS TO THE EVER IMPROVING TRAUMA RESPONSES, ESPECIALLY A PLACE LIKE HARBOR VIEW. THAT IS A STANDOUT. THERE IS A LOT OF CHANGE IN THE SURVIVABILITY OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS, ESPECIALLY FOLLOWING SOME OF THE MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS OVER THE PAST DECADE O SO. A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP PEOPLE IF THEY HAVE BEEN SHOP. WHEN PEOPLE ARE GETTING SHOT, FEWER PEOPLE ARE BEING KILLED. A LOT OF THAT GOES TO THE GREAT SURGEONS AND OTHERS. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE — IT IS ON A LATER SLIDE AND WE WILL GET THERE, BUT IN 2018, SPD RECOVERED MORE FIREARMS FROM THE STREET. THAT INCLUDES A WIDE RANGE. THAT IS PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY, A PARENT OR RELATIVE DIED IN THEY HAD A COLLECTION AND YOU DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH THEM AND YOU TURN THEM IN. THAT ALSO INCLUDES FINDING THEM, FINDING THEM INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL INCIDENTS. WE DID RECOVER JUST OVER 1400 FIREARMS THAT WERE TURNED IN OR TAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT. IT WAS AN INCREASE. ANYTIME WE HAVE FEWER GUNS THAT CAN POTENTIALLY BE ILLEGALLY USED OUT ON THE STREETS, THAT HELPS CONTRIBUTE TO THE REDUCTION THAT WE SAW IN THE SHOTS FIRED. ANOTHER THING THAT IS ON THE SLIDE, AND IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO SEE, ONE THING I WOULD OFFER TO YOU, MADAM CHAIR OR ANY OF YOUR COLLEAGUES, IT IS EASY TO DO THIS SORT OF BRIEFING ACROSS THE STREET IN THE DEPARTMENT BEHIND THE SECURITY FIREWALL. WE COULD DRILL INTO THIS. A POWERPOINT IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO ZOOM IN TO WHERE STUFF IS HAPPENING ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD LEVEL. WE GIVE IT OUR BEST SHOT HERE. IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT IT LIVE AND NOT ON THE SCREEN, YOU CAN ZOOM A LITTLE BIT ONTO THE POWERPOINT. WE TRY TO LOOK AT WHERE THINGS ARE HAPPENING GEOGRAPHICALLY. WE HEARD THAT REQUEST FROM YOUR OFFICE. WE LOOKED AT THIS OVER THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. THAT IS WHAT THAT CHART ON THE LEFT AND THE MAP ON THE RIGHT ARE SHOWING. THOSE OF THE TOP 15 NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS THE SEVEN YEARS, IF YOU TOTAL THEM UP. THE IMPORTANT THING REALLY TO NOTE HERE IS THAT, WHILE YEAR- TO-YEAR, YOU MIGHT SEE SOME VARIATION IN WHO IS IN THE TOP, GENERALLY RAINIER BEACH, THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, BRIGHTON, DUNLAP, AND RAINIER VIEW ARE ALL CONSISTENTLY IN THE TOP DECILE OF OUR MICRO COMMUNITY POLICING PLAN NEIGHBORHOODS, WHICH IS WHAT THESE NEIGHBORHOOD NAMES COME FROM. THEY ARE 57, 58 THE OPINION HOW THE COMMUNITY FEELS FROM ANYONE YEAR TO THE NEXT ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO ORGANIZE THEMSELVES. GENERALLY, THOSE FOUR OR FIVE ARE SOMEWHERE IN THAT TOP 10 AND CONSISTENTLY, WHEN YOU GO ACROSS THE SEVEN YEARS, YOU SEE RAINIER BEACH IS NUMBER ONE AND THEN THE ONES I JUST NAMED. THANKS TO A LOT OF CONCERTED EFFORTS TO ADDRESS IN SOME OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS GANG- RELATED VIOLENCE IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS — ONGOING FEUDS BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO I WOULD NOT CALL GANGS, BUT TERRITORIAL GROUPS — WHATEVER LANGUAGE YOU WANT TO USE, BUT NOT THE FORMAL DEFINITION OF A GANG BUT DISPUTES GOING ON AND FORTH, AND A LOT OF WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS WHICH WE WILL TALK ABOUT IN A LITTLE BIT HAVE SEEN FROM THE HIGHS OF 2014 AND 2015, THEY HAVE ALL EXPERIENCED A TREND DOWNWARD IN TERMS OF HOW THEY ARE EXPERIENCING OCCURRENCES OR REPORTED OCCURRENCES OF GUN VIOLENCE. WE KNOW THERE IS MORE WORK TO BE DONE. MOST OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS SEEM TO BE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. YOU CAN SEE IN THIS, THE UPTICK IN THIS AREA. IF YOU COULD DRILL DOWN ON THIS. WHAT YOU COULD SEE IS A LOT OF THIS HAPPENS ON THE BOUNDARY OF THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, WHICH IS AN ARTIFICIAL BOUNDARY. IN THE PROCESS, WE HAD TO PICK A LOT OF THESE BOUNDARIES TO BE DEFINED BY WHERE CENSUS BLOCKS AND. IS A WAY TO HELP WITH GIS, SPATIAL MAPPING, TO KEEP EVERYTHING ON THE SAME LEVEL. IF YOU MOVED THAT BOUNDARY DOWN A BLOCK OR TWO OR UP NORTH A BLOCK OR TWO, THEY WOULD BE IN THE CD HERE IN MADRONA. I WOULD NOT GET TOO HUNG UP ON A PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD IN IF THAT IS UP OR DOWN. WE KNOW BY DRILLING IN, IT IS AN AREA OF THE CITY. IT IS HOW WE ARE AGGREGATED OUT BY NEIGHBORHOOD THAT SHOWS THERE WAS AN INCREASE. IT IS REALLY RIGHT ON THE BORDER BETWEEN THEM AND THE CD. >>GOT IT. IN TERMS OF THIS DATA, I KNOW THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS IN MAKING A LOT OF THIS DATA VERY PUBLIC AND ACCESSIBLE. IS THIS SHOTS FIRED BY NEIGHBORHOOD MAP, IS THAT A WIDGET ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT PEOPLE CAN ACCESS? FOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM? HOW DO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO HAVE INTEREST IN DRILLING INTO PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD, HOW ARE THEY ABLE TO DO THAT. >>THIS IS AN INTERNAL DASHBOARD. THE REASON FOR THAT IS THIS IS NOT NATIVELY COMING OUT OF OUR RECORD SYSTEM. THE DETECTIVE EVERY WEEK REVIEWS ALL THE INCIDENTS THAT COULD LIKELY HAVE INVOLVED GUN VIOLENCE OR THE USE OF A FIREARM AND SHE REVIEWS THEM AND ENCODES THEM AND TRACKS OUR SHOTS FIRED. AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, WE ARE LAUNCHING OUR NEW RECORD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THINGS TO A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE COUNCIL IN THE CITY. THAT IS GOING TO MAKE IT MORE ACTIVE AND LIFE. IT IS NOT GOING TO BE SO DEPENDENT ON THIS WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE UPDATING OF IT. OUR PLAN AND HOPE IS TO SWAP THIS OUT TO BE A PUBLIC VERSION. IT WON’T BE AS DETAILED AS MOST OF OUR PUBLIC-PRIVATE, INTERNAL- EXTERNAL DASHBOARDS, AS WE DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO DRILL DOWN AND KNOW THAT THIS HAPPENED AT THAT HOUSE FOR PRIVACY REASONS. WE DO WANT TO HAVE A SHOTS FIRED PUBLICLY. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE IN THE HOMICIDE AND ASSAULT DATA IF SOMEBODY WAS IT. JUST A CRIMINAL SHOTS FIRED WOULD BE HARD TO FIND IN THE PUBLIC CRIME DASHBOARD. WE DO WANT TO HAVE A PUBLIC VERSION OF THE SHOTS FIRED, BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THIS. RIGHT NOW IT IS HARD TO FEED THAT SYSTEM FROM THIS MANUAL PROCESS. MOVING FORWARD, WE WILL BE ABLE TO. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO THE DEPARTMENT ABOUT IS GETTING THIS MORE SPECIFIC SHOTS FIRED BY NEIGHBORHOOD MAP. IT IS A QUESTION WE GET A LOT FROM CONSTITUENTS IN TERMS OF, WHERE ARE THESE THINGS HAPPENING? IN THE PAST WE HAVE DONE THESE PRESENTATIONS, IT HAS BEEN DONE THROUGH A CITYWIDE LENS AS OPPOSED TO REALLY GETTING INTO THE GRANULAR DETAIL OF SEEING SOME OF THE TRENDS OCCURRING OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. I THINK THIS IS A MUCH MORE HELPFUL TOOL FOR US AS POLICYMAKERS, LOOKING AT PUBLIC SAFETY, PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTMENTS TO ADDRESS THE TRAUMA OF GUN VIOLENCE AND HOW WE CAN GET FURTHER UPSTREAM TO PREVENT THESE THINGS FROM OCCURRING IS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY FOR US. AND THEN I THINK A LOT OF MORE PUBLIC SAFETY ORIENTED FOLKS REALLY HAVE INTEREST IN THIS INFORMATION TO SEE HOW WELL THE CITY IS RESPONDING TO THOSE PARTICULAR NEEDS, AS WELL. I APPRECIATE YOU ALL TAKING THE TIME THAT IT REQUIRES TO REALLY DRILL INTO SOME OF THE DATA TO GENERATE THIS KIND OF MAPPING. I THINK IT WILL BE REALLY, REALLY USEFUL IN THE FUTURE. >>ADDITIONALLY, ONE OTHER POINT TO NOTE FROM THE SLIDE IS YOU CAN SEE, IF YOU WANT ADDED IN A SLIGHTLY CLEARER VERSION, BOTH THE NORTHGATE AND THE SOUTH PARK HAVE ACTUALLY GONE AGAINST THAT TREND OF COMING DOWN FROM 2014 AND 2015. BUT THROUGH SOME REALLY CONCERTED EFFORTS SPECIFICALLY IN SOUTH PARK, A LOT OF LEADERSHIP FOR YOU MADAM CHAIR AND COUNCILMAN TO MAKE SURE WE HEAR FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD A LOT WHEN THEY HAVE THOSE CONCERNS, I THINK WORKING WITH THE SOUTHWEST PRECINCT COMMAND, THAT COMMUNITY, AND OUR COLLABORATIVE BUREAU, WHO DOES A LOT OF ENGAGEMENT THROUGH YOUTH ENGAGEMENT, SOUTH PARK HAS REALLY SEEN IN THE PAST YEAR A GREAT REDUCTION. A LOT OF THAT WAS ADDRESSING SOME PROBLEM LOCATIONS THAT ARE CONSISTENTLY EXPERIENCING GUN VIOLENCE. A LOT OF WORK FROM ACROSS THE CITY AND THE LAW DEPARTMENT A BUNCH OF FOLKS HELPING TO ADDRESS THOSE LOCATIONS. WE HAVE SEEN A TURNAROUND THERE IN SOUTH PARK. I THINK WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON WHAT CAN HAPPEN AROUND THE NORTHGATE AREA. THERE IS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF VISION. THAT IS DEFINITELY ON OUR RADAR. THOSE ARE TWO NEIGHBORHOODS THAT SOUGHT SLIGHT UPTICKS IN 2016 AND 2017. WE ARE TRYING TO TURN IT BACK DOWN. >>CAN YOU SPEAK TO A PART OF THAT WHERE WE ARE HAVING A LOT OF SIMILAR ISSUES IN BEACON HILL? IF THAT IS MID BEACON HILL OR NORTH BEACON HILL, AND TALK ABOUT GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN LOCATIONS. ARE WE SEEING SUCCESS OF SIMILAR MICRO POLICING IN ONE NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE ARE CHASING IT TO A DIFFERENT PART OF BEACON HILL AND CHASING IT BACK? TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON THERE. >>I CANNOT SAY SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. I WOULD HAVE TO TALK TO THE FOLKS ON THE GROUND ABOUT WHAT THE DYNAMIC IS IN THAT SPECIFIC AREA. I KNEW NO GENERALLY FROM THE RESEARCH, YOU DON’T TEND TO DISPLACE GUN VIOLENCE. THIS TYPE OF VIOLENCE TENDS TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH A LOCATION THAT IS ATTRACTING — SO THERE IS A FEUD WHERE SOMEBODY LIVES OR A BLOCK WHERE SOMEBODY FEELS THEY OWN OR CONTROL THE AREA. MOST OF WHAT MY MEMORY, AND THIS IS SORT OF AN OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, BUT IN THE BEACON HILL AREA, IT HAS BEEN — THERE WAS ONE OR TWO HOUSES WHERE THERE WAS SOME CONSISTENT INVOLVEMENT. WE HAVE TRIED TO ADDRESS THAT. WE HAVE HEARD FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT SOME OF THOSE LOCATIONS. I WOULD HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU AFTER TALKING TO FOLKS INVOLVING INVESTIGATIONS ABOUT WHAT IS THE ISSUE THERE. >>THANKS. >>SPEAKING OF OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATION, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY, IT ONE OF OUR MOST RECENT HEARINGS WITH YOU, THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT WANTING TO HAVE INFORMATION FROM THE COUNCIL PERSPECTIVE. THIS IS ON OUR GENERAL CRIME AT IN THE PUBLIC DATA. YOU CAN SEE THE MAJOR CRIMES BY COUNSEL DISTRICT. ON THE LEFT, WE LOOKED AT THE PAST TWO FULL YEARS OF SHOTS FIRED BY COUNSEL DISTRICT JUST FOR THAT PERSPECTIVE. THE DARKER THE GREEN, THE MORE FREQUENT THE REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED OVER THOSE TWO YEARS. THEN PEOPLE COULD SEE WITHIN THAT, IF YOU COULD OVERLAY THEM IN A TRANSPARENCY, ON THE RIGHT IS THE MORE TRADITIONAL HOTSPOT OR DENSITY MAPS WHERE, AS YOU GO FROM BLUE TO YELLOW TO RED, RED IS WHERE THE MOST FREQUENT ACROSS THOSE TWO YEARS. WHAT WE SEE HERE IS, IF YOU ADDED MORE YEARS ON, IF YOU REALLY JUST SORT OF GET NOISIER, YOU WOULD SEE MORE DISTRIBUTION OF DOTS ACROSS THE MAP. BUT THOSE HOTSPOTS WOULD BE PRETTY PERSISTENT. THAT WOULD BE UP-AND-DOWN MLK, ALONG 23rd AND UNION FOR THOSE TWO YEARS. SOUTH PARK WOULD DEFINITELY POP, BUT HAS QUIETED BACK DOWN. AND THEN AROUND THE CHINATOWN, PIONEER SQUARE, ALSO IN THE PAST YEAR OR TWO, IN THOSE TWO YEARS A SPIKE IN TERMS OF DENSITY OVERALL. YOU DON’T SEE THAT HERE, BUT IT DOES NOT RISE TO THE DENSITY ANALYSIS, BUT YOU CAN SEE VISUALLY THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A CONCENTRATION ALONG AURORA IF YOU FOLLOW THAT STRAIGHT LINE DIVIDING THOSE AM CPPS AND ALONG LAKE CITY WAY. THERE IS A SMALL LITTLE CLUSTER IN THE U DISTRICT, WHICH ARE THINGS THAT WE ARE AWARE OF THAT WE HAVE SEEN AN UPTICK IN THOSE AREAS. THERE ARE OPERATIONAL PLANS IN PLACE TRYING TO ADDRESS WHAT HAS BEEN DRIVING THAT. SOME OF THAT HAS BEEN JUST COMPLETELY, FOR LACK OF A BETTER PHRASE, RANDOM LUCK THAT THEY HAVE HAPPENED IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD. THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY SENSE THAT THERE WAS A PARTICULAR REASON WHY IT WAS HAPPENING IN THAT AREA. OTHER ATTRACTORS OF CRYING CAN SOMETIMES BRING WITH THEM ALSO GUN CRIME. THAT WAS THE POINT FROM THE SLIDE DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? TWO I DON’T THINK WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ONE. THANK YOU. >>IN SLIDE THREE, WE TOOK IT LAST YEAR, 2019’S DEMOGRAPHICS OF THOSE WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THESE INCIDENTS, THE THEY KNOWN VICTIMS OR KNOWN SUSPECTS. WE HAD 79 INCIDENTS IN 2018 WHERE SOMEBODY WAS INJURED BY A GUN OR KILLED. DEMOGRAPHICS — WE HAVE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON 84 OF THE VICTIMS AND 103 SUSPECTS AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. SINCE SOME OF THIS DATA WAS PULLED, OTHER INVESTIGATIONS MAY HAVE UNCOVERED MORE. THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE WE STARTED PULLING THESE DATA. GENERALLY, REGARDLESS OF THE YEAR THAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT, IF YOU DID THIS FOR 2017 AND 2018, THE SCALE WOULD BE SIMILAR, BUT NOT THE PATTERN. VICTIMS ARE SPLIT BETWEEN BEING YOUNG ADULTS, 18-29, AND THEN MIDDLE AGE BRACKET OF 30-49. SUSPECTS, WHEN WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE, THEY ARE TRENDING YOUNGER ON THAT 18-29. THAT IS NOT UNIQUE TO SEATTLE. YOU SEE NATIONALLY WHO TENDS TO BE INVOLVED IN GUN VIOLENCE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, IT IS THAT 18-24, 25, 29 AGE GROUP. WE SEE THAT PLAY OUT HERE. OBVIOUSLY, A GOOD NUMBER OF UNKNOWN SUSPECTS, WHICH IS ALWAYS SOMETHING WE ARE TRYING TO DRIVE DOWN. VICTIMS AND SUSPECTS ARE PREDOMINANTLY MALE, ALSO NOT A SURPRISE WHEN YOU LOOK AT LOCAL AND NATIONAL DATA. AND THE RATIO OF DEMOGRAPHICS ARE SORT OF PROPORTIONATELY FAIRLY CLOSE. THERE ARE A FEW CATEGORIES IF YOU TURN THOSE NUMBERS INTO PERCENTAGES OF TOTALS OF PERCENTAGES OF THE COLUMNS WHERE THEY WOULD BE OFF 3% TO 5%. BUT GENERALLY, THE DEMOGRAPHICS WE VIEW AS BEING THE SUBJECT OF VICTIMIZATION THROUGH GUN VIOLENCE OR WHO IS INFLICTING IT, THE DEMOGRAPHICS ARE FAIRLY SIMILAR. >>IS IT YOUR SENSE THAT THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL TRENDS, AS WELL? >>IT DEPENDS. IN SOME PLACES, YOU WILL SEE A MUCH DIFFERENT MAKEUP BECAUSE — >>THE CAUSE OF WHO LIVES THERE? >>RIGHT. THERE IS NOTHING STARTLING. THERE ARE TROUBLING THINGS, BUT NOTHING STARTLING. I AM NOT SURPRISED BY THE DATA. THESE ARE THINGS WHERE WE ARE WORKING WITH ALL OF OUR PARTNERS TO ADDRESS THE DISPARITY IN THE VICTIMIZATION AND THE SUSPECTS. BUT IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS OUT OF THE ORDINARY WHEN YOU LOOK AT NATIONAL DATA. >>I THINK DATA LIKE THIS IS REALLY HELPFUL FOR US TO GIVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMS WE NEED TO BE INVESTING IN ON THE COMMUNITY BASE SIDE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE SUPPORTING INTERVENTIONS THAT ARE SQUARELY FOCUSING ON YOUNGER MALE AND FOLKS OF COLOR TO REALLY BE ABLE TO INTERRUPT SOME OF THE VIOLENCE THAT WE ARE SEEING HAPPENING WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ALSO AFFLICTED WITH IN OUR COMMUNITIES. >>RIGHT. AND AS YOU SAID EARLIER, SO MUCH OF THAT IS A SYMPTOM OF IT AND BROADER DISPARITIES ON THE WHOLE FACTORS. THE SLIGHTEST TO GIVE AN UPDATE OF HOW IS 2019 LOOKING SO FAR? WE PULLED THIS TO GET THIS READY THROUGH LAST WEEK’S UPDATE. IT ACTUALLY HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT — I HAVE THE NUMBERS FROM THIS WEEK. THEY ARE NOT ON HERE. WE DO KNOW THAT JANUARY OF THIS YEAR WAS UP A LITTLE BIT FROM JANUARY 2018. LAST YEAR WAS VERY QUIET. IT CAME BACK DOWN IN FEBRUARY. I ATTRIBUTE A LOT OF THAT TO THE GREAT WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT. WE HAD SOME INTERESTING WEATHER IN FEBRUARY. THAT PROBABLY DID NOT HURT THE CASE. I KNOW A LOT OF CASES, WHEN YOU HAVE EXTREME WEATHER, IT CAN PLAY OUT THAT WAY. I KNOW CHICAGO, WHEN THEY HAD THAT SUPER COLD SNAP HAD VERY LITTLE ANYTHING. WHEN IT WAS -20 THERE, THEY HAD A QUIET WEEK. >>EVERYBODY STAYED HOME. >>FEBRUARY DEFINITELY CAME DOWN. I KNOW THROUGH THIS WEEK, WE HAVE 47 — THIS IS 41, THAT WAS LAST WEEK. THROUGH MONDAY, IT WAS 47 COMPARED TO 43 IN 2018. THE GAP GOT SMALLER. DEFINITELY WE ARE TRENDING FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE RECORD YEAR THAT WE HAD LAST YEAR IN TERMS OF RECENT LOWS. THINGS ARE CONTINUING TO LOOK GOOD IN TERMS OF WHERE THE INCIDENTS ARE OCCURRING. FROM GEOGRAPHICALLY, JUST LOOKING AT WHERE THE DOTS ARE, THE ONLY THING THAT WE REALLY NOTICED THAT IS UNUSUAL IN THESE TRENDS IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPTICK IN THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS AROUND THE U DISTRICT. AND THAT AM CPPS. — McPP. YOU SEE IN DOWNTOWN AND RAINIER, THAT IS WHERE WE HISTORICALLY HAVE GUN VIOLENCE. VERY LITTLE IN THE SOUTHWEST PRECINCT AND JUST ONE IN SOUTH PARK. THE SMALL, LITTLE CLUSTER AROUND THE U DISTRICT, NO REAL — I WOULD NOT DEFINITIVELY SAY NO REAL CONNECTION WITHOUT INVESTIGATIONS HERE, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, IT IS NOT AN ONGOING ISSUE. IT IS A SERIES OF ONE-OFF ISSUES THAT THEY ARE VERY AWARE OF. >>I KNOW WE WILL GET TO WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT DOING HERE TO RESPOND TO THIS? AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE, OF COURSE, WANT TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY WHERE THESE NUMBERS ARE PRETTY CLOSE TO ZERO. >>THAT WOULD BE GREAT. >>EVEN ONE DEATH AS A RESULT OF GUN VIOLENCE IS TOO MUCH. AND ABSOLUTELY PREVENTABLE. WE OBVIOUSLY WANT TO GET TO A POINT WHERE WE SEE MUCH SMALLER , SMALLER NUMBERS THAN WHAT WE HAVE HERE. WHY DON’T YOU — SO I RECOGNIZE THAT THESE NUMBERS ARE IMPORTANT AND SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT IS SOMEBODY’S LIFE THAT IS BEING IMPACTED AS A RESULT OF GUN VIOLENCE. I REALLY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SEATTLE IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN OUTLIER IN THE SENSE THAT, AS COMPARED TO OTHER MAJOR METROPOLITAN CITIES LIKE OURS, WE FARE MUCH BETTER IN TERMS OF THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE THAN OTHERS. MAYBE YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT. >>WHENEVER WE ARE AT NATIONAL POLICING CONFERENCES OR ANY ANALYTIC GET-TOGETHERS — >>AND DIFFERENT TYPE OF NERD CAMPS. [ LAUGHTER ] >>I KNOW FOLKS ON MY TEAM HAVE GONE AND DONE SORT OF TRAININGS ON THE WORK THAT WE DO AROUND THESE GRAPH AND DASHBOARDS. THEY SHOW THE SHOTS FIRED MAP. THEY SAY THAT IS FOR A WHOLE YEAR? AND THEN THEY WILL SAY HOW MANY HOMICIDES DID YOU ALL HAVE? WE WILL SAY DEPENDING ON THE YEAR, ANYWHERE FROM 20 TO 30. THEY SAY WAIT, FOR THE WHOLE YEAR? I DO THINK THROUGH A VARIETY OF REASONS, FROM A VERY STRONG INVOLVED COMMUNITY, FROM A DEPARTMENT THAT TRIES TO KEEP A CONNECTION TO BE ABLE TO HEAR WHAT IS GOING ON ON THE GROUND, THROUGH SOME REALLY GOOD LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS AROUND GUN ACCESS AND STORAGE AND OTHER ISSUES AND JUST THE PERSPECTIVE THAT THE CITY HAS TAKEN FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE, WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO NOT HAVE, I THINK, EQUAL TO A LOT OF OUR SISTER CITIES THAT ARE OUR SIZE AND DYNAMIC THE LEVEL OF GUN VIOLENCE THAT WE DO HAVE. ANY OF IT IS TOO MUCH. THROUGH A VARIETY OF FACTORS, WE ARE DEFINITELY IN THE MIDDLE TO LOW END OF THE PERSON CRIME IN GENERAL. DEFINITELY ON THE GUN CRIME SPECIFICALLY. >>I THINK THAT IS A BIG TESTAMENT TO THE ECOSYSTEM WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CREATE, NOT JUST IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, BUT AS A COUNTY AS WELL. WE HAVE STRONG PARTNERS IN THIS SPACE WITH KING COUNTY, OUR KING COUNTY COUNSEL AND THE EXECUTIVE, ALL VERY STRONG PARTNERS IN MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS A REGIONAL ISSUE. WHEN WE DIG INTO THESE NUMBERS AND THE REASON WHY GUN VIOLENCE IS OCCURRING AND WHO IS COMMITTING A, A LOT OF TIMES IT IS THROUGHOUT THE REGION AND OUTSIDE OF THE LITERAL BORCHERS — BORDERS OF THE CITY. WE DO A LOT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WORK THROUGH OUR KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH. WE BUILD AN ECOSYSTEM REGIONALLY AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PUSHING ALL — PUSHING AND PULLING ALL OF THE DIFFERENT LEVERS THAT WE NEED TO IN ORDER TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES. WE ARE PROUD OF A LOT OF THE WORK THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO AROUND PROTECTION ORDERS AND BEING EXPERIMENTAL IN THAT SPACE AND INNOVATIVE IN THAT SPACE IN A WAY THAT IS CREATING AN IMPACT. WE ON OUR EDGES LATE OF AGENDA FOR THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EVERY YEAR HAVE A SUITE OF PRIORITIES RELATED TO SENSIBLE GUN REFORM LAWS AND SAFETY LEGISLATION. HERE AT THE CITY OF SEATTLE, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK THROUGH THIS COMMITTEE AND THROUGH PRIOR ITERATIONS OF THIS COMMITTEE ON SENSIBLE LOCAL LAWS RELATED TO FIREARMS. WE ARE EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO EXPLORE OTHER POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THAT SPACE AS WELL. WE REALLY JUST APPRECIATE THE DEPARTMENT AND ITS WILLINGNESS AND CHANGE IN MENTALITY AROUND MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE UTILIZING PUBLIC HEALTH LANDS TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. I THINK THAT ALL OF THOSE THINGS COMBINED TOGETHER WITH INVESTMENTS AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE TRUSTED ALLIES IN THIS WORK, AS WELL. I THINK ALL OF THAT TOGETHER RESULTS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE CAN HAVE SOME OF OUR COUNTERPARTS CITIES SORT OF STAND IN AWE AT HOW RELATIVELY SPEAKING FEW SHOTS FIRED WE HAVE IN OUR CITY COMPARED TO OTHER MAJOR URBAN AREAS. I WANT TO THANK THE DEPARTMENT FOR THAT WORK IN COUNSELOR JOHNSON? >>THANKS. I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION, CHRIS — YOU SAID YOURSELF AND THE CHART SHOWS THAT WE HAVE SEEN A HIGHER THAN USUAL AMOUNT OF SHOTS FIRED IN THE U DISTRICT. AT ONE POINT DOES THE DEPARTMENT TAKE THAT DATA AND REALIZE THAT THE TREND LOOKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO CONTINUE, THAT IT IS NOT A ONE-OFF BUT IS INSTEAD SOMETHING ELSE BROADER THAT IS HAPPENING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? AT WHAT POINT DO WE SEE THAT SHIFT HAPPENED? WHAT ARE SOME OF THE STRATEGIES THAT THE DEPARTMENT THEN USES IN ORDER TO DECREASE INCIDENCE? >>YOU. WE LOOK AT THIS DATA. THE SHOTS FIRED GETS UPDATED EVERY WEEK. ANYTIME THERE IS A SHOTS FIRED, THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT REPORT THAT GOES OUT TO COMMAND STAFF AND CAPTAINS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHEN STUFF IS HAPPENING. AND THEN WE SEE THE STAT EVERY TWO WEEKS. IF THERE HAS BEEN A HOMICIDE, A SHOTS FIRED IN YOUR PRECINCT AS THE CAPTAIN, YOU WILL KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET ASKED ABOUT IT. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT? IF THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION, WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? IS THAT A TREND? THE DEPARTMENT TAKES ANY ISSUE OF THE LEGAL USE OF A FIREARM AS THE TOP PRIORITY. THAT IS BROUGHT UP CONSISTENTLY IN BETWEEN, BUT DEFINITELY AT THE MANAGEMENT MEETINGS WHERE THE CAPTAINS GET A BRIEF ON WHAT HE OR SHE KNOWS AND THEN INVESTIGATIONS WILL SAY, IS THIS PART OF A TREND? IS THIS SOMETHING WHERE THERE IS GOING TO BE RETALIATION? DO WE NEED TO PUT SOMETHING INTO QUIET HER DOWN? IS THERE A PROBLEM LOCATION WHERE THEY ARE DEALINGS DRUGS? WE HAVE THE PROBLEM-SOLVING CONVERSATION. IT DOES NOT TAKE THE THIRD SHOTS FIRED — THERE IS GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT WAY TO IF SOMEBODY HEARD IT AND WE FOUND THE SHOWCASING AND THERE WAS NO PROPERTY DAMAGE, NOBODY WAS HRT, BE SOMEBODY FIRED STUPIDLY INTO THE AIR OR WHATEVER. THAT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT THAN IF A BULLET GOES INTO SOMEBODY’S HOUSE OR SOMEBODY GETS IT. THAT WILL GET A LITTLE BIT MORE OF AN IMPETUS RIGHT THEN AND THERE. EVEN IF THERE IS IN THAT WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE DATA THAT SEEMS LIKE, HEY, WE ARE TRENDING. WE ARE SEEING PROPERTY DAMAGE A SHOTS FIRED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THAT WILL COME UP AND IT WILL KICK OFF THE PROBLEM-SOLVING CONVERSATION AROUND WHAT IS GOING ON IN WHAT WE CAN DO TO QUIET HER DOWN. WE ALSO ROUTINELY AND QUICKLY HEAR FROM ANY COMMUNITY. WE ARE NOT USED TO HEARING THIS OR WE DO HERE THESE AND IT SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING MORE FREQUENTLY. THAT STUFF NORMALLY COMES STRAIGHT TO THE CHIEF AND TO THE PRECINCT MANAGER. THAT KICKS OFF ITS OWN SERIES OF EVENTS, AS WELL. >>IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR ME TO HAVE A FOLLOW-UP CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT SOME OF THOSE ANSWERS HAVE BEEN IN RESPONSE TO THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR AND A HIGHER DENSITY. >>OF COURSE. >>I WOULD LOVE A FOLLOW-UP CONVERSATION. >>YES, SIR. SPEAKING OF RESPONSES, SO QUICKLY TO RUN THROUGH WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING, BOTH SORT OF LONG-STANDING AND RECENTLY AND WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON, SPEAKING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE AS WELL AS NOT BEING ABLE TO SOLVE THIS WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY, A LOT OF OUR EFFORTS ARE FOCUSED AROUND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND HOW THEY CAN BE ADVOCATES FOR US. THEY CAN HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THERE ARE TIMES WHERE WE NEED THE SUPPORT AND THE TRUST. THEY PROVIDE US THE INFORMATION TO GET THAT DANGEROUS WEAPON AND PERSON USING IT OFF THE STREET. SO THROUGH A VARIETY OF THE TASKFORCES THAT THE CITY HAS, THE DEPARTMENT MAKES USE OF ALIVE AND FREE, WHICH, FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT IS, IT IS IN THE MODEL OF CEASE- FIRE OF VIOLENCE INTERRUPTERS. WE GET ON THE STREET WHEN WE KNOW THERE IS A CONFLICT GOING ON AND I TRUST THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TRY TO TAMP DOWN THE TEMPERATURE AND GET PEOPLE TO PUT THE GUNS DOWN. THAT MODEL HAS WORKED ACROSS CITIES IN THE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF HELPING TO CONTROL GUN VIOLENCE. WE ROUTINELY PARTNER WITH THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, WHO IS THE VEHICLE FOR THE PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD FUNDS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WE GENERALLY ARE WORKING WITH THEM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO FOCUS ON FOLKS COMING OUT OF D.O.C. WHO ARE HIGH RISK AND ARE KNOWN TO PARTICIPATE IN GUN VIOLENCE OR ARE THOUGHT TO BE ON THE ROUTE TO POTENTIALLY ENGAGING INVIOLENCE. WE TRY TO DO A LOT OF NOTIFICATION OR DIRECT DETERRENCE, TALKING TO THEM. THIS IS VERY MUCH ALONG THE LINES OF THE WORK THAT DAVID KENNEDY AND OTHERS DO. WE KNOW YOU ARE HERE. WE CAN GET YOU SERVICES. WE CAN HOOK YOU UP WITH ACCESS TO JOBS AND TREATMENT. BUT IF YOU USE A GUN, WE KNOW YOU ARE ONE OF THE FOLKS WAS GOING TO BE USING A GUN IF IT HAPPENS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE EARLY ON THE LIST WE COME AND TALK TO AND THAT’S AN AREA. WE CAN HELP YOU OR WE CAN KEEP OUR EYES OUT FOR YOU IF I THIS DOES HAPPEN. WE WORK WITH THE UNITED BLACK CHRISTIAN CLERGY IN SEATTLE LINK. THEY ALREADY GIVING US A COMPREHENSIVE GANG MODEL TO BRING IN ALL THE OTHER RESOURCES TO REALLY, ON THOSE ENDS, IT IS FOCUSED ON GETTING AND PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM GOING INTO THAT LIFE, SO TO SPEAK. WE WANT TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM GETTING INTO GUN VIOLENCE. WE ARE A BIG PARTICIPANT IN THE OUR BEST INITIATIVE, A VERY ROBUST MENTORING CAMPAIGN. AND THEN THE YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES INITIATIVE, AND FROM A CRIME-FIGHTING PERSPECTIVE. WE ARE A MEMBER THE REGIONAL CRIME-FIGHTING TASK FORCE. THAT IS OUR MODEL OF THE NATIONAL TASK FORCE INTELLIGENCE CENTER. WE PARTICIPATE WITH ALL OF OUR REGIONAL PARTNERS. WHEN WE FIND A GUN, AN ILLEGALLY USED GUN OR SHELL CASINGS, WE ENTER THAT INFORMATION INTO THE NATIONAL INTEGRATIVE BALLISTIC INFORMATION NETWORK TO SEE, HAS THE GUN THAT WE HAVE FOR THE GUN THAT FIRED THE SHOWCASING WE HAVE, HAS IT BEEN USED IN OTHER INCIDENTS? THAT ALLOWS US TO START THINKING CASES, CONNECTING AND SOLVING MORE CASES OF THIS INCIDENT. THE SAME GUN WAS USED IN THIS INCIDENT. WE START TO BUILD THAT PICTURE OF HOW OUR GUNS MOVING AROUND THE COMMUNITY AND HOW ARE POTENTIAL OFFENDERS WORKING AROUND THE COMMUNITY. IN 2018, WE HAD 237 NEW HITS IN THAT SYSTEM. 123 OF THOSE LINKED TO SPD CASES WHERE WE HAD EVIDENCE IN ONE OF OUR CASES THAT MATCHED UP WITH THE EVIDENCE. IN 2018, HALF OF OUR SHOTS FIRED INCIDENTS, THAT GUN THAT PRODUCED THE SHOWCASING WAS LINKED TO ANOTHER HIP. PRODUCING THIS REALLY ADDS THE INFORMATION TO THE WORK THAT OUR INVESTIGATORS DO TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS PULLING THE TRIGGER, WHERE THE GUNS ARE COMING FROM, AND WHO IS USING THEM. AS YOU MENTIONED, A LOT OF GREAT WORK IN THIS PAST YEAR THROUGH THE RED FLAG OR THE EXTREME PROTECTION ORDER AND THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER TEAMS. IN 2018, A TEAM ASSESSED 80 INCIDENTS OR INDIVIDUALS. THEY DID 32 PETITIONS. 29 OF THOSE, THEY WERE GRANTED FULL AMOUNT. IN 2018, THEY SEIZED 79 FIREARMS FROM 27 INDIVIDUALS. AND THEN THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TEAM RECOVERED 137 FIREARMS IN 2018. MOST OF THOSE, THAT IS VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE. THEY HAVEN’T TOLD YOU HAVE TO TURN OVER YOUR WEAPONS AND THE PERSON DOES. SOME OF THESE ARE DIFFERENT SITUATIONS WHERE SOMEBODY IS AT RISK OF HARMING THEMSELVES AND WE GO IN AND SEES THEM. THIS IS ALL IN A DUE PROCESS, ALL THROUGH A JUDGE. WE HAD SOME OF THOSE NATIONAL MEETINGS. WE HAD A LOT OF CITIES VERY INTERESTED IN THIS ERPO WORK THAT WE ARE DOING. IS DEFINITELY EXPANDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. A LOT OF FOLKS ARE MOVING TO SEATTLE AND LESSONS HAVE BEEN LEARNED. I THINK A TEAM HERE HAS DONE EXCELLENT WORK. PEOPLE ARE DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN TALKING TO THEM TO SEE HOW THAT IS WORKING. >>THEY ARE DOING FANTASTIC WORK. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS THAT YOU’RE PUTTING UP THERE, THERE ARE 79 FIREARMS FROM 27 INDIVIDUALS MY COLLEAGUE OVER HERE, WHO WAS MUCH BETTER AT MATH THAN I AM, DID THE DIVISION. THAT IS AN AVERAGE OF THREE FIREARMS PER INDIVIDUAL, ALTHOUGH I’M SURE THAT IS NOT. >>ONE WAS A SUBSTANTIAL CASH, YEAH. >>I RECALL SEEING SOME COVERAGE. >>THERE WAS A STORY ON THAT. THEY HAD A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THOSE ON ONE PERSON. WE KNOW THAT MOST VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE AND DEATH IN PARTICULAR ARE IN THE ARENA OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. I JUST — IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO CONTINUE TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORK THAT WE ARE DOING HERE AND TO SUPPORT THIS WORK OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO RECOVER THOSE FIREARMS AND GET THEM OUT OF HANDS OF REALLY DANGEROUS, VOLATILE SITUATIONS. OF ALL THE INFORMATION THAT I HAVE SEEN, THAT IS THE AREA WHERE, REGRETTABLY, FIREARMS ARE USED MOST SUCCESSFULLY, MEANING THAT SOMEBODY ACTUALLY IS MURDERED IN THAT CONTEXT IF THERE IS A FIREARM BEING USED. REALLY TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN TERMS OF GETTING THOSE FIREARMS OUT OF THOSE VOLATILE SITUATIONS. >>AS PART OF THIS SPEAKING WITH OUR FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES, BECAUSE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A A BIPARTISAN BILL THAT’S I THINK IT WAS PART OF THE ON THE BUS AND IT MIGHT BE STILL GETTING WORKED OUT ABOUT SORT OF INCENTIVIZING JURISDICTIONS TO DO THIS ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY GIVING THEM SUPPORT FOR THESE TEAMS, WE POINTED OUT THAT WE DID THIS TEAM WITH NO SUPPORT. SO DON’T THIS INCENTIVIZE THOSE WHO DON’T DO IT. REWARD THOSE WHO HAVE DONE IT. FIND A WAY TO THROW A LITTLE SUPPORT. THIS IS SOMETHING WHERE WE PULLED FOLKS FOR A VERY GOOD THEY ARE NOT DOING OTHER STUFF NOW. GETTING A LITTLE SUPPORT FROM THE FEDS IF THEY ARE GOING TO SUPPORT OTHER PEOPLE WOULD BE GREAT. AND THEN SOME OTHER THINGS WE ARE CONTINUING TO DO, WE HAVE THE ONGOING COLLABORATION. WE HAVE IT WITH THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE WITH THEIR ANALYSTS ARE WORKING WITH THE OTHER PLICE DEPARTMENTS SO THEY CONTRACT WITH ALLSTATE. WE WORK WITH HARBORVIEW AND AN INJURY PREVENTION DOCTOR AROUND HOSPITAL-BASED INTERVENTIONS. WE OBVIOUSLY, THE CHIEF IS THE RULEMAKING AUTHORITY FOR THE NEW SAFE STORAGE LAW. THE COUNCIL MOVED FORWARD AND GOT THAT INTO PLACE. WE ARE ALSO GOING TO BE WORKING TO EVALUATE HOW DOES THAT WORK. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE WASHINGTON D.O.C. AS PART OF PROJECTS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND ONGOING WORK TO OUTREACH TO HIGH-RISK OFFENDERS WHO HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO USE GUNS IN THE AREA. JUST AN IMPORTANT POINT TO NOTE OUT IS THAT THE DEPARTMENT, THE INVESTIGATORS FROM THE TRUST THAT A LOT OF THEM HAVE BUILT WITH THE COMMUNITY, WE HAVE GENERALLY AN ABOVE-AVERAGE CLEARANCE RATE FOR HOMICIDE. NATIONALLY, THE CLEARANCE RATE FOR EVERYTHING, BUT PARTICULARLY FOR HOMICIDES OVER THE PAST 10 TO 15 YEARS HAS CONSISTENTLY TRAIL DOWN. IF YOU LOOK OVER OUR PAST NINE YEARS, WHERE ARE AVERAGE IS AT 68%, WE HAVE BEEN SOME YEARS AT 90%. WE HAD ONE YEAR THAT WAS 47%, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY. GENERALLY, WE WERE FAR ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 60%. THAT SPEAKS TO THE GREAT WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS THAT OUR INVESTIGATORS HAVE. AND THEN STUFF THAT IS ON THE HORIZON, THE ARNOLD VENTURES, THEY RECENTLY PARTNERED WITH RAND TO LAUNCH A NATIONAL VIOLENCE RESEARCH ISSUE. THEY ARE GIVING AWAY $50 MILLION — I THINK THERE ARE SEVEN DIFFERENT RESEARCH TRACKS. WE HAD FOUR RESEARCH TEAMS ASK US IF WE WOULD BE PARTNERS ON THEM ON SOME PROPOSALS. I KNOW AT LEAST ONE OF THEM HAS ALREADY BEEN TOLD TO PROCEED WITH STAGE II OF PUTTING TOGETHER A FORMAL PROPOSAL. THAT WAS LOOKING AT THE EFFECT OF ERPO’S. WE ARE A PRIME PLACE TO GENERATE THE KNOWLEDGE IN THAT AREA. I HOPE THAT GETS FUNDED. WE CONTINUE TO HELP WITH HELPING INDIVIDUALS OF FIREARM INDIVIDUALS INJURIES. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE WASHINGTON ALLIANCE FOR GUN RESPONSIBILITY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCHRS TO DO WHAT A LOT OF OTHER CITIES HAVE DONE AND LOOK AT OUR TRACE DATA TO LOOK AT WHERE ARE GUN CRIMES COMING FROM AND HOW ARE THEY BEING USED. WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM TO FACILITATE THAT RELATIONSHIP AND GET THAT REPORT DONE. THAT IS THE STUFF WE ARE DOING NOW. >>THAT IS GREAT. ANY QUESTIONS? >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING TOGETHER A VERY THOUGHTFUL AND THOROUGH PRESENTATION. I KNOW THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS INCREASINGLY DATA DRIVEN, PARTICULARLY IN THE SPACE. I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE PUT INTO MAKING SURE THAT WE IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE AS A GOOD PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS. WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING SOME GOOD RESULTS OUT OF SOME OF THIS POTENTIAL RESEARCH WORK TO IDENTIFY OTHER BEST PRACTICES TO CONTINUE TO SEE IMPROVEMENT IN THE NUMBER OF GUN VIOLENCE INCIDENTS OCCURRING IN OUR CITY. ANYTHING ELSE, COUNSELOR JOHNSON? OKAY, GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. THAT IS THE LAST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA. THERE IS NO MORE BUSINESS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE. SO WE ARE ADJOURNED.

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