Seattle City Council Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee 4/24/19


>>>GOOD MORNING. TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019, AND IT IS 9:30 2 AM. THIS IS A REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE GENDER EQUITY, SAFE COMMUNITIES, NEW AMERICANS, AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE COMMITTEE . I AM COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, CHAIR OF THIS COMMITTEE. RUNNING ME ON MY COLLEAGUES. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AND OUR NEWEST ADDITION TO THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO . THIS IS YOUR FIRST COMMITTEE HEARING, RIGHT? >>YES. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE YOU JOIN US. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FULL CITY COUNCIL, AND THE COMMITTEE, AS WELL. YOU HAVE QUICKLY ASCENDED TO THE VICE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE. NO, YOU ARE THE VICE CHAIR. >>THANK YOU. >>I THOUGHT ABOUT IT. >>I PASS. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT. >>FIRST, WE WILL CONSIDER A VOTE ON TWO APPOINTMENTS AND ONE REAPPOINTMENT TO THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION FOLLOWING CONSIDERATION OF THOSE APPOINTMENTS, WE WILL HEAR A REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AS THEY PRESENT THEIR 2018 ANNUAL REPORT. THAT IS SIMPLY FOR A BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION. NOTHING TO VOTE ON. LASTLY, WE WILL HEAR FROM THE SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, POLICE DEPARTMENT, PUBLIC ASSOCIATION ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTED DIVERSION PROGRAM, AND IN PARTICULAR, THE RESPONSE TO SLIDE 3828 1, WHICH IS RELATED TO A TECHNOLOGY LEAD. AGAIN, THAT ONE IS SIMPLY FOR BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION. NO ACTION ON THAT PARTICULAR ITEM, EITHER. BEFORE WE CONTINUE, WE WILL BEGIN OUR MEETING WITH PUBLIC COMMENT, AS USUAL. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO JOIN US FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. AS A REMINDER, PUBLIC COMMENT AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO PROVIDE THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE UP TO TWO MINUTES OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA. THIS IS NOT, UNFORTUNATELY, A VENUE WHERE WE ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WITH MEMBERS GIVING PUBLIC TESTIMONY. IT IS SIMPLY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO LISTEN TO THOSE WHO SHOW UP AND OFFER TESTIMONY. EACH INDIVIDUAL WILL HAVE UP TO TWO MINUTES TO PROVIDE US WITH THEIR PUBLIC TESTIMONY. AT THE END OF THE TWO MINUTES, THE TIMER WILL TURN FROM GREEN TO RED, AND THE MICROPHONE WILL BE TURNED OFF. I WILL ASK YOU TO KINDLY WRAP UP YOUR COMMENTS. THE ONE AND ONLY PERSON WE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IS DAVID HAYNES. MISTER HAYNES? >>2012 POLICE REFORM WAS SABOTAGED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL AND NO MAYOR DURKAN WHEN SHE ADDED AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL SENTENCE, EXEMPTING DRUG PUSHERS FROM JAIL. THIS RESULTED IN THE COPS REFUSING TO GO AFTER AND JAIL LOWLIFE CRIMINALS, WHICH RESULTED IN A PROLIFERATION OF JUNKIE THIEVES. SAFE COMMUNITIES DOESN’T MEAN EXEMPTING LOW-LEVEL DRUG PUSHERS. SAFE COMMUNITIES DOESN’T MEAN RACIST COWARDS IN SEATTLE’S POLICE DEPARTMENT, REFUSING TO GO AFTER NEFARIOUS JUNKIE THIEVES AND THEIR CRACK, METH, HEROIN PUSHERS AND ENABLERS, WHILE CONDUCTING A WAR ON THE POOR. OF COMMUNITIES DOESN’T MEAN GIVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO A NONPROFIT ONLY HELPS DRUG PUSHERS, INCLUDING ILLEGAL ALIENS, LATINOS AND AFRICANS CONDUCTING AN UNCIVIL WAR ON COMMUNITY. THEY GET TO STAY OUT OF JAIL. THE CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO WISING UP TO THE FACT SEATTLE IS DYING OF SOCIETAL IMPLOSION DUE TO TREASONOUS POLICIES AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL AGENDAS TO PRIORITIZE HOUSING AND SERVICE FOR MORE CREEPY, PREDATORY, LOW- LEVEL DRUG PUSHERS AND THEIR JUNKIE THIEVES WHO ARE NOT OR WHO ARE NONSTOP GETTING AWAY WITH RAPING HOMELESS WHITE WOMEN DUE TO RACIAL INCOMPETENCE IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. I WANT TO THANK LISA — FOR HELPING US OUT, BUT WE SHOULD FOCUS ON REFORMING THE PRISON’S CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT STARTING AT THE WRITTEN JUSTICE CENTER ABOVE GROUND JON JONES. SEATTLE COUNCIL MUST REALIZE THERE IS NO POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN THE POLICE COMMISSION, WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE INDEPENDENT AND MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE SAME PERSON GETTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP YOU AS INNOCENT PEOPLE SUFFER. >>IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN CHAMBERS WHO WANTED TO PROVIDE US WITH PUBLIC TESTIMONY BUT DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO SIGN UP? WE WILL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE OUT THE PERIOD OF DOUBLE COMMENT AND BEGIN THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS ON OUR AGENDA. IF YOU ARE HERE TO PRESENT ON AGENDA ITEMS ONE THROUGH THREE, WHICH ARE APPOINTMENTS ANDREA PLEMONS TO THE SEATTLE POLICE COMMISSION, I WOULD INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT THE TABLE AND OUR CLERK, ROXANA, WILL READ AGENDA ITEMS ONE THROUGH THREE INTO THE RECORD. APPOINTMENT OF ASHA MOHAMED AS MEMBER, COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, FOR A TERM DECEMBER 31, 2019. APPOINTMENT OF ERIN B. GOODMAN AS MEMBER, COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, FOR A TERM TO DECEMBER 31, 2020. REAPPOINTMENT OF HARRIETT WALDEN AS MEMBER, COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, FOR A TERM TO DECEMBER 31, 2021. FOR BRIEF AND DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE. >>ALL RIGHT. GOOD MORNING TO YOU ALL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US AT THE TABLE TODAY. WE WILL GO AHEAD AND DO A QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS, JUST YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, AND ANY AFFILIATION SHOULD YOU WISH TO SHARE IT. WE WILL HANDED OVER TO DEPUTY MAYOR TO WALK US THROUGH PRESENTATION. >>ERIN GOODMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOTO BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA. >>GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS ASHA MOHAMED. I’M THE DIRECTOR OF SOMALI YOUTH CLUB. >>GOOD MORNING. I AM WITH THE MAYORS OFF OFFICE. WELCOME, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, TO PRESENT THE MAYOR’S NOMINEES TO THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION. I JUST DO ALL THREE AT THE SAME TIME? >>I THINK THAT’S FINE. >>OUR FIRST NOMINEE IS ERIN GOODMAN. ERIN GOODMAN HAS SERVED AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOTO BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA REPRESENTING BUSINESS INTERESTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 2014. HER ROLE INCLUDES CULTIVATING COLLABORATIONS, COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN BUSINESSES, PROPERTY OWNERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, THE CITY OF SEATTLE, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. SHE CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE CHAIR OF THE SOUTH RECENT ADVISORY COUNCIL AND IS FOCUSED ON BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE SOUTH RECENT AND THE COMMUNITY THEY SERVE, AND HELPING TO CREATE A COHESIVE COMMUNITY VOICE. I AM EXCITED TO HAVE HER AGREED TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION. I THINK WE WILL BRING A VALUABLE PERSPECTIVE FROM THE COMMUNITY ON THAT. THE SECOND NOMINATION IS ASHA MOHAMED. ASHA MOHAMED IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOMALI YOUTH AND FAMILY CLUB. SHE HAS BEEN A SEATTLEITE FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND IS A REGULAR FIXTURE IN THE COMMUNITY. SHE HAS BUILT MULTIETHNIC, MULTICULTURAL AND MULTILINGUAL SPACES. SHE IS A FIERCE ADVOCATE FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE AND AN ALLY FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS. WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW IS HER MOM IS A POLICE OFFICER AND ALSO, BEING THE MOTHER OF WHAT FUNDS AND LOW WIFE AND SISTER TO BLACK MEN, HAS THE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF BEING IN THAT THERE ARE CHALLENGES WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WILL BRING THAT INCREDIBLE VOICE TO THE SEATTLE POLICE COMMISSION. OUR FINAL REAPPOINTMENT IS REVEREND HARRIETT WALDEN. SHE HAS BEEN ON THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION SINCE ITS FOUNDING AND WE ARE PLEASED TO RENOMINATE HER. >>GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. JUST FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, USUALLY WITH REAPPOINTMENTS, WE DON’T REQUIRE THE NOMINEES WHO ARE BEING REAPPOINTED TO BE PRESENT AT THE COMMITTEE TABLE, SO TAT’S WHY REVEREND WELDON ISN’T HERE, BUT OUR TWO NEW APPOINTEES ARE WITH US. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ASK ABOUT THEIR INTERESTS, AND INTENT IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH AS A MEMBER OF THE POLICE COMMISSION, SO I WILL GO AHEAD AND START THE QUESTIONS. IF THERE ARE FOLLOW-UPS, I WILL HAND IT TO MY COLLEAGUES. THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO BE HERE WITH US THIS MORNING, AND OF COURSE FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE ON THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, WHICH IS A REALLY VITAL, IMPORTANT PART OF OUR OVERALL EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE VOICES OF A DIVERSE SET OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES ARE PRESENT WITHIN THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM AS A WHOLE, WHICH IS INCREASINGLY BECOMING MORE CIVILIZED. >>Reporter: LIKE TO PROVIDE EACH OF YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOUR OWN WORDS AND PERHAPS, SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE COMMISSION, AND IF YOU HAVE A SENSE OF WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK ON, I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING THAT. >>I AM A SOUTH SEATTLE NATIVE. >>Reporter: RUN UP IN SEATTLE AND NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT THE SOUTH SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THE PROCESS I’VE SEEN IS A FRACTURING BETWEEN RELATIONSHIPS, AND PUBLIC SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN. WE DISCUSS THIS ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. I TRULY BELIEVE IN THE MISSION OF THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION THAT COMMUNITY AND SPD ALIGNED TOWARD COMMON GOALS, AND THAT WE CAN HAVE GOOD, STRONG, CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING BUT IS ALSO ENSURING PUBLIC SAFETY. WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY CAME TO BE PART OF THIS COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE A BUSINESS VOICE, AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE BUSINESSES THAT EMPLOYED THE SOUTH PRECINCT AND SHARE THAT IN THIS CONVERSATION, IT SEEMED LIKE AN IMPORTANT THING TO DO. COMING INTO THIS, THIS COMMISSION IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT WHEN WE SIT DOWN, WHEN IT SITS DOWN IN MAY, SO UNDERSTANDING THE ROLES OF WHAT IS WORKED ON, BUT I THINK BUILDING THE RELATIONSHIP, BUILDING SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A GOOD, STRONG POLICE FORCE ALIGNED WITH COMMUNITY VALUES IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE WORKING ON. >>GREAT. ANY QUESTIONS FOR MISS GOODMAN? WHY DON’T WE GO THROUGH THE FULL PRESENTATION AND THEN DO SOME FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS? >>I WANTED TO BE PART OF THE POLICE COMMISSION BECAUSE I WAS REALLY MAD. A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, I RECEIVED A RANDOM EMAIL FROM THE CPC, THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION. IT WAS REGARDING THE POLICE CONTRACT NEGOTIATION. I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE A PRETTY INTELLIGENT PERSON. AND REALLY UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM AND HOW THEY ARE, BUT IN THAT MEETING, IT FELT LIKE THERE WAS NO INTERPRETATION. THERE WERE ELDERS AND THINGS WERE JUST HAPPENING, YOU KNOW. JUST FAST. THERE WAS NO INTEGRATION. WE WERE NOT PART OF THE PROCESS. WHEN I SAY WE, I MEAN PEOPLE WHOSE LANGUAGE IS NOT FIRST ENGLISH. I DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. THAT’S WHY I AM HERE. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH IS ACTUALLY TWO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION AT A COMMUNITY LEVEL. MOST OF THE TIME, WHENEVER THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH SPD OR ANYTHING, IS WHEN A TRAGEDY HAPPENS, OR WHEN CONFLICT IS HAPPENING, OR WE HAVE THESE PHOTO OPS, WHERE ELECTED OFFICIALS, THEY COME AND IT’S LIKE THE USUAL FOLKS. BUT FOR ME, I THINK IT’S MORE ABOUT THE INTEGRITY. I ALSO HEAR THAT FOR MOST IMMIGRANTS, THEIR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN THAT THE POLICE WERE CORRUPT. ACTUALLY, MY MOTHER WAS A POLICE OFFICER. HER BROTHER WAS MURDERED BY A POLICE OFFICER AND SHE STILL CHOSE TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER BECAUSE SHE TRULY BELIEVED THAT PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE THE MEANS NEEDED PROTECTION AND NEEDED TO BE SERVED. I THINK THAT TO MY CORE. ANYONE THAT IS WEARING A UNIFORM IS NOT GOING TO SEE ME JUST AS A ONE-OFF, BUT I REALLY BIG PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND MAKING SURE THAT I PROVIDE THAT TO TAKE THE POLICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY TO THE POLICE. THAT IS WHAT I AM TRYING TO ACHIEVE. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’VE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH BOTH OF YOU IN THE PAST. I THINK THE LAST TIME WE REALLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY WAS AS MEMBERS OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR THE NEW CHIEF OF POLICE. WE ENDED UP WITH NOW CHIEF CARMEN BEST. WE’VE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HOW YOU WORK IN A LARGER GROUP SETTING AND APPRECIATE THE BALANCE, THAT I THING YOU BRING INTO CONVERSATIONS AROUND SORT OF RECOGNIZING HOW TO CENTER THE PRIORITIES AROUND EQUITY, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING, AND MAKING SURE WHEN OFFICERS DO VIOLATE POLICY, THAT WE HAVE THE BEST SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE THOSE OFFICERS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, BUT I THINK BOTH OF YOU ALSO HAVE EXPRESSED A PERSPECTIVE AROUND MAKING SURE WE ARE ALSO SUPPORTING LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT IS DOING A GOOD JOB AND MAKING SURE WE ARE SHARING THOSE STORIES WITHIN COMMUNITY. TO MAKE SURE THERE IS A GOOD FLUIDITY IN TERMS OF INFORMATION SHARING AND THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON BUILDING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. I’VE HAD A LOT OF WORK ON THIS TO FIND NOMINEES, AND WE WILL READ THEIR MATERIALS, BUT I WANTED TO OPEN UP THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MY COLLEAGUES TO ASK FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>WELCOME. AM GOING TO ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTION WE ASKED THE TABLE LAST TIME WE WERE DOING THE NOMINATION PROCESS. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT WHAT ACCOUNTABILITY MEANS TO YOU AND WHO YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO. >>ACCOUNTABILITY IS WHEN YOUR WORDS MATCH YOUR ACTIONS IN A TRANSPARENCE WAY. THAT’S TRUE WHETHER IT’S FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR AN ORGANIZATION. IN MY ROLE, MY LIFE, I’M ACCOUNTABLE TO MY FAMILY, MY COMMUNITY AND I’M ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOTO. WE DON’T HAVE RESIDENTS SO OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATION IS VERY SPLIT, SO TO SOME RESPECTS, I SERVE AS THIS SORT OF COALESCING VOICE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE EVERYDAY WORKING, WHO ARE NOT BIG BUSINESS. WE HAVE THAT, TOO, BUT FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE FOLKS WHO DON’T HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH NAVIGATING GOVERNMENT AND ALL OF THAT. THAT’S WHY I SAID HERE TODAY TO AMPLIFY THEIR VOICES. >>THANK YOU. >>I THINK ACCOUNTABILITY IS IMPACT NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE. THE ABILITY TO MEASURE THE IMPACT THAT HAS BEEN DONE. THE INTENTIONALITY OF THE PROCESS. AND IN THAT INTENTIONALITY, WHAT IMPACT HAS HAD GOOD OR BAD, AND TAKING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THAT. >>IT’S KIND OF A HARD QUESTION AND I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS TO BOTH OF YOU, AND THE PREVIOUS PANELS, AS WELL. I THINK THE CBC WILL BE FILLED WITH AN INCREDIBLE BODY TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE BOTH ACCOUNTABILITY TO OUR ELECTED INDIVIDUALS, TRYING TO ENSURE THERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY INTO THE COMMUNITY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO OFFICERS TO MEET OUR NEW REQUIREMENTS. WE’VE HAD A CHANCE TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM YOU. I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIMES IN SODO GOING TO HOME DEPOT TRYING TO GET READY FOR OUR FIRST MOVE IN. FOUR TIMES IN ONE DAY, IN FACT, SO I’VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME THERE. I’VE SEEN SOME OF THE THINGS YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT. HAPPY TO COME DOWN AND CHAT WITH YOU MORE, BUT DO YOU MIND ELABORATING A LITTLE BIT MORE ON WHAT COMMUNITY SPECIFICALLY IN SEATTLE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO? >>I THINK THAT’S ACTUALLY WHY I WANT THIS POSITION BECAUSE I THINK THERE IS A FALSEHOOD SAYING I WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY A COMMUNITY. I AM HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY THE CPC, THE BOARD I AM A PART OF, THAT IF WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT ETHNICITY, OR GROUPS THAT I COULD TAP INTO, STUFFING AND COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY THE SOMALI AMERICAN COMMUNITY, I SPEAK ABOUT SEVEN LANGUAGES IS VERY CONFIDENT IN FOUR. I’M PART OF ALL THOSE COMMUNITIES. >>YOU ARE SUCH AN UNDERACHIEVER. >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>THIS WILL CULTURE OF BRAGGING IS REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE. I’M SORRY. MY COMMUNITY IS THE FOLKS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. THAT’S MY COMMUNITY. MY OFFICE IS IN SODO. >>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? >>I DON’T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE. >>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE ARE INTERESTED IN IS HOW HAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK INFORMED THE WORK úYOU WOULD PERFORM ON THE CPC. FOR YOU, WITH THE SOMALI YOUTH AND FAMILY, HOW HAS THAT INFORMED THE CHANGE YOU HOPE TO MAKE AT THE CPC AND THE WORK THROUGH THE SODO BIA. >>I JUST BECAME THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AGO. BUT CONGRATULATIONS. >>THANK YOU. >>I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TALK ABOUT LIVED EXPERIENCE. WHEN I CAME TO THIS COUNTRY, I HAD A NATIONALITY. AND THEY LIVED IN THE UNITED STATES, I BECAME A COLOR. MY FAITH BECAME ANOTHER LABEL, SO I CARRY A LOT OF LABELS. THAT WAS QUITE A LEARNING CURVE. AND BE A PERSON AT THE SAME TIME, BUT WHAT INFORMS MY WORK IS MY LIVED EXPERIENCE. I WAS HIRED AS A PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS. I WAS ACTUALLY WORKING IN THE BUILDING THAT THEY HAD TO HAVE SECURITY SHOW THAT. EVERY NOW AND THEN, IN MY COMMUNITY THE POLICE WILL TAKE A RANDOM CHECK AT MY LATE OR WHATEVER. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT INFORMED ME, SO WHEN I HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS OR PEOPLE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING TRAUMA, INTERACTING WITH POLICE, I CAN RELATE TO, NOT AS SEVERE AS A PERSON EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, NOT AS SEVERE AS SOMEONE HAVING A MENTAL EPISODE, NOT AS SEVERE AS SOMEBODY EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, NOT AS SEVERE AS SOMEONE THAT IS UNDOCUMENTED AND FEELS THEY NEED HELP. NOT TO THAT EXTENT, BUT I CAN RELATE. >>THANK YOU. >>IN MY ROLE IN SODO, I’M OFTEN THE FIRST CALL, AND SO THAT MEANS THAT I AM ON THE GROUND WITH A BUSINESS OWNER, WHEN THEY ARE DEALING WITH A CRISIS, AND THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER THAT WE HAVE WORKED ON EVEN IN THE LAST YEAR OF A WOMAN WHO WAS MAULED BY A DOG, AND THINGS LIKE THAT, SO WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE BUSINESSES, BUT WE ALSO WORK CLOSELY WITH SPD. I BRING THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE INSIGHTS OF DAVID AND MARK, AND KEVIN. AND HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO HELP THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT THEN ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT, AS WE SEE EACH OTHER, BOTH SIDES, AS HUMAN BEINGS AND PEOPLE, THE ENTIRE IS STRONGER. SO, COMING FROM SODO, I HAVE A PRETTY MUCH DAILY INTERACTION WITH SPD. WHILE I AM VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE WAY I LOOK AND PRESENT, MY FAMILY IS DIFFERENT THAN THAT. SO, I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE THROUGH A WINDOW INTO ANOTHER EXPERIENCE, AS WELL. >>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY. I WANT TO THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING AGAIN. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOURSELVES PERSONALLY, AND SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES I THINK YOU WILL BRING HERE. I THINK WHEN WE LOOK AT THE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE WE ARE TRUE TO WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH, WHICH IS HAVING A REALLY DIVERSE SET OF VOICES TO MAKE SURE THAT AT THE ROOT OF IT, EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE FIRST PRIORITY IS TO MAINTAIN FIDELITY TO THE CONSENT DECREE, AND THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE CPC TO THE COMPONENTS OF THE CONSENT DECREE THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS, YOU KNOW, AN INTENTIONAL, DELIBERATE INTENT TO REDUCE THE USE OF FORCE, PARTICULARLY AS IT RELATES TO THE USE OF FORCE ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, AND SO YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THERE’S ISSUES RELATED TO BIASED POLICING. THOSE ARE COMPONENTS THAT I THINK NEED TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, BUT THERE IS A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER THINGS THAT THE CPC, AS IT NOW ENTERS INTO A STAGE OF PERMANENCY, AND GETTING TO A LARGER SCALE, THERE ARE OTHER AREAS OF REALLY IMPORTANT INTEREST THAT STILL ARE VERY IMPORTANT TOWARDS CONTINUING TO BUILD PUBLIC TRUST IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND OF COURSE, THAT INCLUDES THE DISCIPLINE SYSTEM, WHICH WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT, BUT THERE ARE OTHER COMPONENTS THAT HELP TO PROMOTE AND BUILD THAT PUBLIC TRUST. THAT INCLUDES ISSUES RELATED TO PUBLIC SAFETY, HOW THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENGAGES AND RESPONDS TO THE MOST HONORABLE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND IN PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, AND I THINK THOSE ARE ALL PERSPECTIVES THAT BOTH OF YOU ARE GOING TO BRING TO THIS PARTICULAR ROOM THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT, AND I KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION GOING BACK TO ITS INCEPTION THAT HAVE BEEN REALLY FOCUSED ON NOT FORGETTING ABOUT HOW PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE DELIVERY OF CONSTITUTIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY IS FUNDAMENTALLY A BUILDING BLOCK TO CONTINUING TO BUILD AND RESTORE TRUST BETWEEN COMMUNITIES, AND THE POLICE, SO I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE IT’S GOING TO MEAN A LOT OF TIME AND I HOPE YOU ALL ARE READY TO SPEND ALL OF THAT TIME. I WILL TELL YOU FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, AND I THINK THE CBC WOULD ECHO THIS, THEY ARE VERY INTERESTED IN HAVING A FULL COMMISSION BECAUSE OF THE WORK. IT’S SO IMPORTANT AND CRITICAL, AND WE ARE AT A REALLY IMPORTANT JUNCTURE, BUT THAT ALSO MEANS SHOWING UP AT 110%, AND MAKING SURE THAT YOU ARE THERE TO ENGAGE FULLY, WITH THE WORK OF THE CPC BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO THE CITY. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SIGN UP FOR THAT TASK. ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE CLOSE? OKAY, WE ARE GOING TO MOVED TO ADVANCE THESE APPOINTMENTS, AS SOON AS I FIND THE WORDS I’M SUPPOSED TO SAY. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRM APPOINTMENTS 1309 THROUGH 1311 TO THE SEATTLE POLICE COMMISSION. IS THERE A SECOND? >>SECOND. >>ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY I. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRM APPOINTMENTS 1309 THROUGH 1311 WITH A UNANIMOUS VOTE. THE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED MONDAY, APRIL 29 AT 2:00 P.M. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND, BUT YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN US. I SUSPECT IT WILL BE FINE. THANK YOU BOTH FOR JOINING US AND THANK YOU DEPUTY MAYOR FOR BEING WITH US. WE ARE GOING TO MOVED TO ITEM 4 PICK I’M GOING TO ASK THAT THOSE FOLKS JOIN US AT THE TABLE. >>AGENDA ITEM 4 OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY 2018 ANNUAL REPORT FOR BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION. >>OKAY. I THINK THERE IS A PRESENTATION. YOU WILL HAVE A PRESENTATION? THERE IT IS. WE WILL BEGIN, AS WE USUALLY DO WITH A ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS. TELL US WHO YOU ARE, AND THEN ANDREA, YOU ARE GOING TO KICK US OFF? >>ANDREW. DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF ACCOUNTABILITY. >>POLICY ANALYST, AND BUTTERSWORTH, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF LOOK AT AFFAIRS. >>ANGELA CAPUTO, SYSTEMS ANALYST. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. YOU’VE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB OF HIRING ALL OF THE MOST AMAZING WOMEN IN THE CITY. >>I HAVE BEEN LUCKY. HOPEFULLY YOU’VE HAD A CHANCE TO READ THE REPORT. WE ARE HOPING TO GO THROUGH THE HIGH POINTS. PLEASE, INTERRUPT US AT ANY TIME. BEFORE I GET GOING, I WANT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. BAKO TO SAY THANK YOU. >>YOU’VE BEEN VERY RESPONSIVE TO QUESTIONS AND EMAILS. HE HAS SENT US EMAILS IMMEDIATELY BACK. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. IT TAKES A TEAM TO DO THAT BUT AS WE GET USED TO HAVING A POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE, I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT REACHING OUT TO YOU AND THE RESPONSE IN WHICH YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO OUR OFFICE, AND THE COMMUNITY. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. ONE OF THE THINGS WE’VE DONE IN RESPONSE TO SOME OF THOSE EMAILS IS A 48-HOUR RESPONSE ROLE, SO FOR US, GENERALLY, WE TRY TO RESPOND AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN, BUT JUST FOR STAFFING, LIKE I SAID TO YOU, WE HAVE 500 INVESTIGATIONS A YEAR, SO IT’S HARD TO HAVE PROACTIVE UPDATES, BUT I THINK WHEN I’VE ASKED THE SURGEONS AND THE OTHERS IN THE OFFICE, IF SOMEBODY IS EMAILING US, WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THEM WITHIN 48 HOURS, EVEN IF IT’S JUST TO SAY WE ARE MOVING FORWARD AND WE HAVE NO UPDATES. I APPRECIATE THAT. I JUST WANT TO SAY A COUPLE THINGS BEFORE WE GET GOING. FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY SIGNIFICANT HERE AT OPI. WE’VE BEEN REALLY FOCUSED ON BUILDING BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE. WE WILL TALK A LITTLE LATER ABOUT THIS IN THE PRESENTATION. I THINK WITH THAT HAS BEEN LOOKING LIKE IS UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS A LOT OF CONFUSION ABOUT THE WORK THAT WE DO, UNDERSTANDING A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T TRUST THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM WORKS. I MEAN BOTH POLICE OFFICERS THEMSELVES, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS. I THINK WE HEAR A LOT. I’VE GONE THROUGH ROBO-CALLS, RIDE-ALONGS, SPOKEN TO AS MANY OFFICERS AS I CAN. THEY DON’T BELIEVE OPA WORKS. THEY BELIEVE IT’S BIASED, JUST LIKE I THINK SOMETIMES PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY FEEL LIKE HOW COULD THIS EVER WORK FOR US BECAUSE IT’S PART OF A SYSTEM? WE HAVE REALLY BEEN FOCUSED ON TRYING TO BREAK DOWN SOME OF THOSE WALLS AND BUILD UP THOSE TRUST LEVELS, AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT WE’VE BEEN PRACTICALLY DOING BECAUSE I KNOW THAT SOUNDS GOOD, BUT WE ACTUALLY HAVE TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING, SO WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT LATER. WE’VE ALSO TRYING TO IMPROVE LITERALLY EVERYTHING WE DO FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THIS REPORT IS A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE. THE REPORT IS CERTAINLY THE BEST REPORT WE’VE DONE SINCE I HAVE BEEN IT OPA. I THINK PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST REPORTS WE’VE DONE AT OPA. OUR DATA IS CLEANER AND I THINK A LOT OF IT IS THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE, WHICH IS HAVING US LOOK AT DATA IN DIFFERENT WAYS, SO I THINK THIS IS A REALLY GOOD REPORTS TO SHOW US WHAT WE ARE DOING AND HOW WE ARE DOING IT. AND THAT’S GREAT WORK. LASTLY, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO STAFF. AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE ARE A HYBRID ORGANIZATION. WE HAVE BOTH CIVILIAN STAFF AND SUPPORT STAFF. HERE, WE HAVE CIVILIANS. AS PART OF THE ORDINANCE, WE ARE REQUIRED TO CIVILIAN EYES ALL OUR SUPERVISORS. I THINK IT WAS 18 MONTHS EFFECTIVE ON MAY 31. WE WILL CIVILIAN EYES ALL OF OUR SUPERVISORS. IT WILL BE BITTERSWEET. I THINK YVONNE UNDERWOOD, AND TOM HOGAN, OUR LIEUTENANT, HAVE BEEN REALLY WONDERFUL. IT’S GOING TO BE SAD TO SAY GOODBYE TO THEM BUT WE ARE EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE. WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, THE FIRST SLIDE WE HAVE SHOWS OUR COMPLAINTS ARE DOWN 11% FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR. WHEN WE SAY COMPLAINTS, IT’S A TERM OF ART. WHAT WE MEAN IS A ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCT ON PART OF A POLICE OFFICER, SO WE RECEIVE OTHER THINGS LIKE PEOPLE THEY CONTACT US LOOKING AN ARREST REPORT OR SAYING I WANT, YOU KNOW, TO GIVE A COMMENDATION TO AN OFFICER. THAT’S NOT A COMPLAINT, SO LOOKING AT ACTUAL COMPLAINTS, WE ARE DOWN ABOUT 100 AND CHANGE FROM 2017. I DON’T KNOW THAT THERE’S ANY STATISTICAL VALIDITY OR MERITS TO THAT. I THINK OUR COMPLAINTS TO EBB AND FLOW. IT’S JUST THAT WE ARE SEEING THIS YEAR. WHAT WE SEE ARE ABOUT 55 % COME FROM EXTERNAL SOURCES MEANING THE COMMUNITY. THIS REALLY CAN BE ANYONE OUT THERE. IT CAN BE A COMMUNITY MEMBER, THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, THE CITY AGENCIES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THE CITY’S CUSTOMER SERVICE BUREAU. THAT’S 55% 45%, WHICH IS A REALLY INTERESTING STATISTIC IS FROM SPD, AND TURNOVER OURSELVES REFERRALS, WHICH IS UP 12% FROM LAST YEAR. >>IS THERE A WAY FOR YOU TO ATTRIBUTE WHY THERE WAS SUCH AN INCREASED USE DRUGS >>I DON’T THINK WE DO. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE DOES. THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE. THE OTHER THING IS WE HAVE OBVIOUS ROBUST REPORTING IN SPD. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. SPD HAS PRETTY STRICT REQUIREMENTS, BUT THAT WOULDN’T NECESSARILY EXPLAIN THE 12% INCREASE. THOSE POLICIES HAVEN’T NECESSARILY CHANGED. SO, WE DON’T KNOW, BUT ALSO THE DATA IS NOT PARTICULARLY CLEAN GOING BACK PAST 2017, SO I DON’T KNOW THAT WE WOULD KNOW IF 2016, FOR EXAMPLE WAS CLOSER TO 45%. REALLY, WE HAVE IS 2017 DATA TO COMPARE IT TO. >>I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS FOR YOU. HOW DOES THE DATA POINT AROUND 45%. HERE AT 45% OF COMPLAINTS INITIATED BY OR FORWARDED BY THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT, SO HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO FREE CONSENT DECREE? >>WE DON’T KNOW. >>IT’S UP QUITE A BIT. WE HAVE SOME HISTORICAL DATA FROM THE PAST THAT IS NOT AS CLEAN, BUT IN GENERAL, IT SHOWS IT INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE CONSENT DECREE BECAUSE OF THE CONSENT DECREE’S REQUIREMENTS, AND THE REQUIREMENTS THAT ALL MISCONDUCT BE FORWARDED TO OPA, NOT JUST CHAIN OF COMMAND. >>AND THAT’S A GOOD POINT. I THINK WHAT WE SAW, POST CONSENT DECREE, REALLY WHAT HAPPENED WAS EVERYTHING FLIPPED. ALL MISCONDUCT GOT REPORTED TO OPA, SO ALL THINGS THAT WERE HANDLED WITH KLEIN INVESTIGATIONS WERE NO LONGER HANDLED WITH KLEIN INVESTIGATIONS. THAT JUST MEANS THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, SUPERVISORS, THE OFFICERS WERE DOING THE WORK UP OF THE CASE, AND THE INVESTIGATION OF THE CASE. BUT I THINK IT’S EASY FOR US TO REALLY FOCUS ON JUST THE TECHNICAL PIECES AROUND LIKE THESE STATISTICS, PERCENTAGE, AND POINTS INCREASE. BUT I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM YOU, BASED ON COLLECTIVELY FROM ALL OF YOU, THE WORK YOU’VE BEEN DOING IN THIS SPACE. WHAT THIS STATISTIC IS ACTUALLY TELLING US. WHY DOES THIS MATTER? >>I THINK IT MATTERS. IT’S A GOOD QUESTION. >>I ALWAYS ASK GOOD QUESTIONS. [ LAUGHTER ] >>I KNOW, ONES WE DON’T THINK ABOUT THE AN INTERESTING FACT WE WILL TALK ABOUT LATER IS THAT 72% OF THE CASES WE ACTUALLY INVESTIGATED ON THESE 45%, IF THAT MAKES SENSE, SO AN OUTSIZED NUMBER OF OUR INVESTIGATIONS COME FROM THOSE REFERRALS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS REALLY. I THINK WHAT IT MEANS IS SERGEANTS AND SUPERVISORS ARE TAKING THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES SERIOUSLY UNDER POLICY. SOMETIMES, I THINK THEY MAY BE TAKING IT TOO SERIOUSLY. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS THERE MAY BE SOME OVER REFERRALS AND THAT THERE ARE MATTERS I COULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED BY THE CHAIN OF COMMAND THAT WERE SENT TO OPA. I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE NUMBER. I THINK CERTAINLY, IT’S GOOD THAT ALL BIAS, ALL FOURS CALL SEARCH AND SEIZURE VIOLATIONS CALL SERIOUS MISCONDUCT IS BEING REFERRED TO OPA, BUT I DON’T KNOW THAT THERE IS A QUALITATIVE CONCLUSION THAT I CAN REACH FOR THIS NUMBER. >>ANDREW, CAN I ADD? I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THIS MANY COMPLAINTS ARE BEING REFERRED. I THINK OFTEN, THE PUBLIC MAY THINK MISCONDUCT HAPPENING IN THE FIELD IS BEING HIDDEN OR KEPT THERE WHEN IN FACT THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE AND THEY ARE REFERRING A LOT OF MISCONDUCT OR POTENTIAL POLICY VIOLATIONS. SO, I THINK IT’S A GOOD THING FOR THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTABILITY HERE. >>THERE IS 80-PAGE IN THE REPORT, PAGE 10 OF THE REPORT, THAT BREAKS DOWN THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE COMPLAINANTS. IT’S A LITTLE UNCLEAR TO ME, AND I ADMITTEDLY DID NOT READ THE FOOTNOTES, SO PERHAPS THERE’S EXPLANATION THAT I’VE MISSED. BUT IN THE FIGURE 5 THAT TALKS ABOUT THE COMPLAINANT AS A TOTAL OF ALL COMPLAINTS, I AM ASSUMING THAT MEANS INCLUDED INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMPLAINTS? >>YES, THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS. OPA IS MANDATED PER THE ORDINANCE AND SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE TO REPORT ON THE VOLUNTARILY PROVIDED RACES, SO THAT’S WHY WE PRESENT TWO DIFFERENT FIGURES. ON PAGE 10, IT’S SHOWING ALL KNOWN RACES WHETHER IT’S RECEIVED INTERNALLY, WHICH WOULD BE FORWARD THROUGH OUR SPD SUPERVISORS, OR EXTERNALLY, SO WHEN COMPLAINT FORMS, PHONE CALLS, IN OFFICE COMPLAINTS. >>SO, IN TRACKING THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPLAINANTS, DO YOU ALSO HAVE SOME MORE GRANULAR DETAIL THAT SEPARATES THE INTERNAL FROM THE EXTERNAL? >>AS FAR AS THE RACES OF COMPLAINANTS? >>WE HAVE A VERY WHITE POLICE FORCE, SO I AM CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT THE RACIAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMPLAINANTS LOOKS LIKE WHEN WE SEGREGATES THE INTERNAL COMPLAINTS FROM THE COMPLAINTS WE ARE RECEIVING FROM THE PUBLIC. >>I SEE YOUR POINT. >>YOU’VE INCLUDED POLICE OFFICERS IN THIS DEMOGRAPHIC DATA POINT. I WANT TO SEE THIS DATA POINT SENDS POLICE OFFICERS. OR ANYBODY ELSE WHO IS IN TROUBLE. >>COMPLAINTS THAT ORIGINATE INTERNALLY, SO SOMEBODY COMPLAINTS DURING AN ARREST OF ANY ALLEGATION BIAS WE ARE SEEING THE COMPLAINANT RACES, WHICH ARE VOLUNTARILY PROVIDED, MORE THAN LIKELY TO BE WHITE, WHETHER THEY ARE DOING IT ONLINE, WITH EXTERNAL COMPLAINANTS, DISPROPORTIONALLY HIRE WHITE AS OPPOSED TO INTERNAL COMPLAINTS FORWARDED THROUGH SPD. IT’S 36% AFRICAN-AMERICAN. COMPARED TO EXTERNALLY, IT WAS 18%. >>AND WHAT WE CAN DO IS, YOU KNOW, I THINK A GAP YOU’VE IDENTIFIED IS WHY. RIGHT? I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO, IS LOOK AT THE Y. ACTUALLY, THIS WAS TWO CHARTS THAT WE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH INTERNALLY. IT’S CERTAINLY INTERESTING. IF YOU LOOK AT FIGURE 5, THE PERCENTAGE FOR BLACK AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN IS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN IN THE POPULATION IN SEATTLE. WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOK AND IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU’RE INTERESTED IN, WE CAN GET BACK TO YOU. >>IT’S NOT NECESSARILY A BAD THING IF WHAT IS OCCURRING IS WE ARE BEING MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE IN EDUCATING MEMBERS OF COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE HISTORICALLY EXPERIENCED MORE NEGATIVE INTERACTIONS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, HOW TO LODGE A COMPLAINT. THAT’S A GOOD RESULT, BUT IF THERE IS SOME OTHER KIND OF DISPROPORTIONALITY THAT WE ARE NOT SEEING, BECAUSE WE’RE NOT ASKING THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WHY WHY ARE WE SEEING THIS SORT OF DEMOGRAPHIC SPLIT, I THINK IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR OPA TO BE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS, TO IDENTIFY WHETHER THIS IS A RESULT OF BETTER EDUCATION, AND BETTER ACCESS TO THE RESOURCES PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHEN THERE COULD BE A VIOLATION, AND WHEREIN OR WHERE THEY GO WHEN THERE IS ONE, VERSUS WE ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN COMPLAINTS DEMOGRAPHIC BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING SUBJECTED TO MORE ALLEGED MISCONDUCT. >>THAT IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT IS HARD TO PROVE OR DRAW CONCRETE CONCLUSIONS TOO, BUT WE CAN DIG A LITTLE FURTHER, PERHAPS IN A SPECIAL REPORT OR ISSUE ANALYSIS >>I HAVE A HIGH LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE IN EACH OF YOUR INTELLECT, SO I TRUST THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO A RIGOROUS POLICY ANALYSIS AROUND THAT QUESTION. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>I’M SORRY. BUT NO, I’M JUST BEEN HONEST. I’M BEING CHEEKY IN MY TOWN. I APOLOGIZE. >>I AM INTERESTED IN THE FRAME YOU TEED UP A MOMENT TO GO AROUND THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS COMING OR ORIGINATING FROM SPD. THE COMMENT THAT SOME OF THESE COMPLAINTS COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN DEALT WITH BY THE CHAIN OF COMMAND. HAVE WE EXTRAPOLATED WHAT THAT MEANS? THERE IS TWO THINGS THAT COME TO MIND. ONE IS THAT THERE HASN’T BEEN ENOUGH TRAINING OR TWO THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TRUST. CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS? >>I THINK THOSE ARE TWO GOOD POINTS. REALLY, ONE THING WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON, AS FAR AS INNOVATION GOES, AND INTERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY, IS TO START EMPOWERING SUPERVISORS TO HANDLE MINOR MISCONDUCT. SPD RIGHT NOW IS WORKING WITH DOJ AND THE MONITORING TEAM ON REWORKING SOME OF THE POLICIES TO MAKE CLEAR THAT SUPERVISORS CAN HANDLE MINOR MISCONDUCT, AND WHAT I MEAN IS IT’S NOT USE OF FORCE, IT’S NOT BIAS, BUT WHATEVER WE STOP SOMEONE, WE NEED TO DO A TERRY TEMPLATE. IT WALKS THROUGH THE BASIS OF THE STOP, THE WEATHER, WHAT YOU SAW, WHAT THEY WERE WEARING, SO ON AND SO FORTH. SOMETIMES,, WE HAVE OFFICERS THAT FORGET TO DO THEM. THOSE CASES HAVE BEEN SENT TO OPA. WE ARE DOING A FULL INVESTIGATION ON WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE DID THE APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK. FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AT OPA AND I THINK THIS PERSPECTIVE IS SHARED ACROSS THE ACCOUNTABILITY SPECTRUM, IS THOSE MATTERS ARE BETTER LEFT FOR A SUPERVISOR, RIGHT? THE SUPERVISOR CAN DEAL WITH IT AT DAY ONE TO TALK TO THE OFFICER AND COUNCIL THE OFFICER, TO SAY REMEMBER TO DO THIS, TEACH MENTOR COUNCIL AS OPPOSED TO DISCIPLINE. WE HAVE SEEN THAT CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE. I THINK WITH THE RIGHT TRAINING, AND WITH THE RIGHT SUPPORT FROM BOTH OPA AND THE SYSTEM, THAT COULD BE A HUGE BENEFIT RESOURCE WISE TO ASK, LETTING US FOCUS MORE ON CERTAIN CASES WHILE MAINTAINING ACCOUNTABILITY. WE WILL STILL HAVE EYES ON ALL OF THESE THINGS. CERTAINLY, ALL OF THESE CHAIN OF COMMAND REVIEWS, WE ARE GOING TO SEE ON THE BACK END. THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL WILL BE AUDITING THEM, AS WELL. WE’VE ASKED THEM TO MAKE THAT PART OF THEIR WORK LANE, BUT I THINK OUR SYSTEM NEEDS TO MOVE IN MY OPINION, TOWARDS THAT. OPA CANNOT BE THE FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY HAVE TO OWN THEIR OWN SYSTEM. THEY HAVE TO ON THEIR OWN ACCOUNTABILITY. SUPERVISORS HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PEOPLE. CERTAINLY FOR MINOR MISCONDUCT, SO I GUESS THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. I DON’T THINK IT IS A LACK OF TRAINING. THE SERGEANTS ARE DOING WHAT THEY ARE TRAINED TO DO. THEY ARE SENDING EVERYTHING TO US. WHAT WE ARE SAYING TO THEM IS LET’S TRAIN YOU TO THINK ABOUT IT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. LET’S TRAIN YOU TO TEACH BETTER, COUNCIL BETTER, THE MORE CRITICAL ABOUT EVALUATING WHAT WAS ACTUALLY ALLEGED, TO ORK THINGS OUT MORE IN OF YOUR REVIEWS BEFORE YOU SEND IT TO US. DON’T JUST EXPECT WE ARE GOING TO DO YOUR WORK FOR YOU. WE WILL HELP YOU. WE WILL SUPPORT YOU. WE WILL OFFER ADVICE ON HOW YOU CAN DO IT BETTER BUT YOU NEED TO DO THE WORK. I DON’T WANT IT TO SOUND LIKE WE ARE ABDICATING RESPONSIBILITY. WE ARE NOT. WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A HIGH NUMBER OF CASES AND CERTAINLY EVERY ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCT WE GET WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE SEEN, AND IT’S BEEN IN THE NEWS, IS OFFICER MORALE, AND RESILIENCE. IT’S A FACT THERE’S A HIGH NUMBER OF OPA COMPLAINTS RIGHT NOW. AND I THINK SOME OF THAT AS AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF THE REALLY STRICT REPORTING, RIGHT? EVERY BIAS, EVERY FORCE. WE HAVE TO, BY ORDINANCE AND OPERATING MANUAL, INVESTIGATE THEM, SO YOU HAVE OFFICERS I CAN RECEIVE 10 COMPLAINTS IN A 12 OR 15 MONTH PERIOD. THAT’S A LOT. THESE OFFICERS TAKE THESE CASES VERY SERIOUSLY. IT WEIGHS ON THEM. SO IT’S A BALANCE. WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT BETTER. THAT’S WHAT I WAS SAYING ABOUT INNOVATION. WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT, BUT IT CAN BE BETTER, AND I THINK SOME OF THE NUANCES IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO WORK OUT NOW. I THINK THE SUPERVISING HANDLING OF MISCONDUCT IS A HUGE PIECE OF 2019’S WORK. WHAT WE’LL TALK ABOUT LATER IS WE DID A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW MANY HOURS, 300 HOURS OF SERGEANT TRAINING THIS YEAR, WHERE I WENT TO AND MET WITH ALL THE SERGEANTS TO TALK ABOUT EXACTLY THIS. THIS IS THE RESOURCE WE CAN BE AT OPA. THIS IS HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU AND MAKE YOU BETTER. THEY SEEN IT HAS MADE THEM BETTER. >>I’M GOING TO MOVE US ALONG BECAUSE WE HAVE 11 MINUTES, AND SEVERAL SLIDES TO GO THROUGH. >>I WILL QUICKLY RUN THROUGH SOME OF THESE OTHER SITES. THIS IS INTERESTING FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE IT SHOWS — AND I THINK THIS IS WHAT WE KNEW ANECDOTALLY, BUT IT SHOWS OFFICERS BETWEEN ONE AND FOUR YEARS, OR OFFICERS WITH LESS EXPERIENCE HAD THE MOST COMPLAINTS. WE THINK THIS IS DUE TO A COUPLE OF REASONS. FIRST, THEY HAVE JUST GOTTEN OFF OF THEIR FIELD TRAINING, AND PROBATIONARY PERIODS. THEY ARE ALONE. USUALLY, WORKING HIGH ACTION SHIFTS, LIKE A THIRD WATCH WEST, EAST, NORTH. SO, THEY JUST SEE MORE THEY ARE MORE ACTIVE. THUS, THEY GET MORE COMPLAINTS. >>I KNOW AT THIRD WATCH IS, BUT THE PUBLIC MAY NOT, AND MY COLLEAGUES MAY ALSO NOT. PERHAPS, QUICKLY. >>SPD DIVIDES SHIFTS INTO THREE WATCHES. FIRST WATCH IS BASICALLY FROM 4:00 A.M. UNTIL AROUND 11:00, AND THE NEXT SHIFT IS FROM 11:00 TO 7:00, IN THE NEXT IS 8:00 TO 4:00 SO THIRD WATCH IS 8:00 TO 4:00 A.M. IT’S PROBABLY NOT A SURPRISE THAT A LOT OF USE OF FORCE, BIAS FIT CALLOUTS OCCUR DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME. WHAT WE HAVE ALSO SEEN. I DON’T REMEMBER LAST YEAR, WE SAW THERE WAS A PEEK FROM YOUR SEVEN TO NINE. THERE WAS A BLIP FOR OFFICERS RECEIVING MORE COMPLAINTS. I THINK WHAT WE’VE REALIZED, AND I THINK THIS IS GOOD WORK ON LAUREN’S PART, IS IT ALSO CORRELATES TO HIRING, SO RUM THAT SEVEN TO NINE YEAR PERIOD, NO 8 TO 10, WE HAD A HIRING SURGE AT SPD. SIMILARLY, THIS HUGE PEAK HEAR FROM AROUND HERE TWO CORRELATES TO A 2016 HIRING PEAK. I THINK WE TRACKED IT DOWN, WHICH NOW MAKES SENSE, BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW WHY THAT WAS THE CASE BEFORE. PROBABLY NOT A SURPRISE THIS IS WHERE WE SEEING THE MOST COMPLAINTS. WEST AND NORTH PRECINCT GET THE HIGHEST BECAUSE OF HOW DENSE IT IS NOW ON A GIVEN DAY, NOT JUST BECAUSE OF SHEER SIZE. IF YOU LOOK IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE, THAT’S REALLY THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF OUR COMPLAINTS. THE MOST COMMON ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT PRETTY CONSISTENT FROM YEAR TO YEAR ARE FORCED BIAS AND PROFESSIONALS IN. FORCE AND BIAS ARE MANDATORY REPORTS. SERGEANTS, SUPERVISORS AND EVEN OFFICERS HAVE TO REPORT TO A SUPERVISOR, AND OPA ANY ALLEGATION OF EXCESSIVE FORCE AND BIASED POLICING PROFESSIONALS AND IS INTERESTING BECAUSE IT’S A MUCH MORE SUBJECTIVE ALLEGATION. I WOULD SAY ANECDOTALLY, PROFESSIONALISM IS ONE OPA GENERALLY ADDS IF WE REVIEWED VIDEO. WE WILL AT PROFESSIONALISM IF WE THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE. BACKWARDNESS. >>RUDENESS, THINGS WE THINK UNDERMINE TRUST IN THE DEPARTMENT. THOSE TYPES OF THINGS. CASES THAT WE CLASSIFIED FOR INVESTIGATION. OUR INVESTIGATIONS INCREASED 10% FROM 2017 TO 2018. LAST YEAR, WE INVESTIGATED 519 CASES, WHICH I THINK WAS BY FAR THE HIGHEST AMOUNT HAVE INVESTIGATED IN RECENT YEARS. I THINK THIS IS LARGELY ATTRIBUTED TO THAT WE ARE CLASSIFYING LESS CONTACT FOR CONTACT LOGS. THAT’S WHEN WE GET A COMPLAINT AND WE CLOSE IT OUT WITH REALLY ANY FURTHER ACTION, SO EITHER WE DON’T THINK THERE’S A PLAUSIBLE ALLEGATION, OR THERE IS SOME OTHER REASON WE ARE NOT GOING TO CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION. WHEN I JOINED OPA, THIS WAS A BIG CRITICISM OF ANNE LEVINSON AND TITO RODRIGUEZ. BOTH OPA AUDITORS. THEY FELT OPA WAS MISUSING CONTACT LOGS AND OVERUSING IT. SO, THAT WAS A SHIFTER PUT IN RIGHT WHEN I STARTED IS WE STOPPED DOING THAT, SO WHAT YOU’VE SEEN IS IT HAS ENDED UP IN MORE INVESTIGATIONS WHICH I DON’T THINK IS A NEGATIVE I THINK IT’S A POSITIVE. THE NEXT HIGHEST LEVEL, AFTER CONTACT LOGS, WHICH IS STILL FAIRLY HIGH, THE NEXT HIGHEST IS SUPERVISOR ACTION WHERE WE SEND A CASE BACK TO SUPERVISORS BECAUSE IF THEY MINOR PERFORMANCE ISSUE, BUT WE DON’T DO A FULL INVESTIGATION. WILL YOU GO BAKRAOUI QUICK, ANNE? THE 72% WAS TALKING ABOUT BEFORE. OF THOSE INVESTIGATIONS, 72% CAME FROM THOSE. IT’S A HIGH NUMBER. BUT THAT’S UNSURPRISING AT THE SAME TIME. THE MOST SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS ARE GOING TO COME THROUGH THOSE SUPERVISORS. THEY WILL BE VETTED THROUGH THOSE SUPERVISORS. IT’S NOT THAT SURPRISING THAT’S THE CASE. >>DIRECTOR MYERBERG ON THE STATISTIC AROUND MEDIATION BEING SEVEN, THAT’S UNDER THE OLD SYSTEM, NOT THE NEW? OR WHAT WILL EVENTUALLY BE A NEW SYSTEM. >>AS YOU ARE AWARE, WE ARE TOP TO BOTTOM REVAMPING OUR MEDIATION. WE’VE MET WITH STAFF, CPC, AND WHOEVER WE CAN MEET WITH TO TRY TO MAKE THIS BETTER. MONIQUE, DO YOU WANT TO DO A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO? >>WE ARE TRYING TO STRENGTHEN AND INSTITUTIONALIZE THE CURRENT MEDIATION PROGRAM, SO WE’VE DONE A BIT OF RESEARCH ON BEST PRACTICES. WE’VE DONE AN ASSESSMENT OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, AND WE HAVE GRADED THE PROGRAM, SO WE KNOW THE AREAS WE NEED TO STRENGTHEN. AS ANDREW HAS MENTIONED, WE HAVE BEEN PRESENTING THIS TO ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS, AND AT SOME WIND, I THINK AROUND JUNE, WE WILL CREATE A NEW, REVISED PROGRAM GUIDELINE, AND ROLL THIS OUT APPROPRIATELY, AND SHARE FOR ANOTHER COMMENTARY PERIOD. >>OUR GOAL IS CERTAINLY SEVEN IS TOO LOW. I THINK WE’VE SEEN MEDIATION IS AN INCREDIBLE TOOL. THE ISSUE IS IT HAS TO BE VOLUNTARY. YOU NEED THE COMPLAINANT AND THE OFFICERS TO BOTH AGREE, BUT I THINK WE GRADED OURSELVES AND GAVE OURSELVES SIMILAR GRADES IN SOME AREAS, BUT WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB AT MAKING OFFICERS AWARE, WHETHER THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE UNIONS, OR COMMAND STAFF, WE HAVE TO SELL THIS PROGRAM TO MAKE OFFICERS WANT TO DO IT. >>WE WILL MAKE SURE, ONCE WE HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF WHERE THE PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE, TO INVITE YOU ALL BACK TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE REVAMPED MODEL. I DO AGREE IT’S A POTENTIALLY POWERFUL TOOL THAT COULD REALLY BE RESTORATIVE FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT BE SUCCESSFUL. >>FOR THIS SLIDE, I THINK YOU CAN SEE IN 21% OF CASES, OPA RECOMMENDED ONE OR MORE SUSTAINED FINDINGS THAT MEANS WE SAID AN OFFICER HAD VIOLATED POLICY, SO THAT IS LOWER THAN 2017, WHERE I THINK THE PERCENTAGE WAS 28%? >>I’M NOT POSITIVE. NOW, IT’S IN LINE WITH PAST YEARS. THIS NUMBER AGAIN WILL FLUCTUATE. I DON’T KNOW THAT THERE IS ANY QUALITATIVE INFORMATION TO PROVIDE, BUT IT DEPENDS ON THE CASES, WHAT WE ARE SEEING. >>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>21% OF THE CASES THAT CAME INTO YOUR OFFICE HAD A SUSTAINED FINDING. >>JUST OF INVESTIGATIONS. >>INVESTIGATION. OKAY. OKAY. >>JUST TO CLARIFY IN 2017, IT WAS 18%. THANKS. >>OTHERWISE, IF YOU ASSUMED IT WAS 21 OF THE WHOLE PIE, THAT WOULD BE VERY — I WAS GOING TO SAY IT SEEMED VERY LOW. COMPARATIVELY, IF YOU LOOK AT OTHER AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, IT’S PROBABLY ON THE HIGHER END, I WOULD SAY. AND THE THING THAT’S ON THE HIGHER END MAC IS WE OBVIOUSLY RECOMMEND FINDINGS. WE CAN’T COMPEL FINDINGS. I RECOMMEND THEM TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE, AND THE CHIEF FINALLY DECIDES WHETHER OR NOT TO AGREE WITH MY RECOMMENDATION. THE CHIEF HAS REVERSED ME IN 2018 I THINK THREE TIMES, WHICH IS REALLY LOW COMPARATIVELY IN MOST OTHER JURISDICTIONS. IT’S SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER IN THE 15, 17, 20% RANGE, SO I THINK THAT’S ANOTHER POSITIVE SYSTEM. AS YOU ALL MAY BE AWARE, WE ARE GOVERNED BY A 180 DAY TIMELINE FOR INVESTIGATIONS FROM THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS THERE IS A LOT OF EXCEPTIONS, AND ROLES, BUT GENERALLY, THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT IS WE HAVE 180 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT TO WHEN WE ISSUE OUR RECOMMENDED FINDINGS. >>ANDREW, BECAUSE THIS IS A 2018 REPORT, SO THIS IS REFLECTIVE OF THE ON TIME STATISTIC, WHICH IS REFLECTIVE OF THE 180-DAY TIME, AS IT EXISTED IN THE PREVIOUS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT. BUT YES, SO IT BE THE PREVIOUS CDA. IT LIKELY WON’T SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGE THE NEW CBA. JUST IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN MAINTAIN DISCIPLINE, IF WE ARE RECOMMENDING SUSTAINED FINDINGS, WE LARGELY RUN IT FROM THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT JUST TO BE CAREFUL. THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT NUMBER FOR US. ONE OF THE THINGS WHEN I FIRST CAME IN TO OPA, 180 HUCKABAY WAS ONLY REALLY APPLIED FOR SUSTAINED CASES. IF THEY THOUGHT THERE WAS GOING TO BE A SUSTAINED FINDING, THEY GOT IT DONE BUT MOST OF THE CASES WERE DONE OUTSIDE OF IT. I VIEWED THAT AS PROBLEMATIC BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY, THERE IS A COMPLAINANT AND OFFICER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CASE. IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET THINGS DONE IN A TIMELY FASHION. NOW, EVERY CASE IS DONE THAT IN THE 180 DAYS, SUSTAINED OR NOT. OBVIOUSLY, WE ARE NOT PERFECT. WE ARE STILL GOING FOR 100%. 94% IS GOOD. IT’S REALLY A TRIBUTE TO THE SERGEANTS AND THE SUPERVISORS, AND OF THE 94%, IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE 6% THAT WERE NOT TIMELY, FIRST, THERE WAS ONLY ONE CASE WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN SUSTAINED, AND THAT CASE, THOUGH, THE REASON IT WAS NOT SUSTAINED WAS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. IT WAS DONE WITHIN THE 180 DAYS BUT THE CONDUCT OCCURRED MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO, SO I SAID IT WAS NOT TO SUSTAIN TIME LIMITS FOR THAT REASON, BUT OF THAT 6%, SOME OF THESE ARE ALSO CASES THAT WERE STILL FINISHING UP FROM THE PAST ADMINISTRATION, SO THERE’S SOME CASES FROM 2016-2017 WHERE WE WANT TO GET EVERYTHING DONE, BUT THAT GOES INTO THAT 6%, SO I THINK WE ARE GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER NEXT YEAR. I THINK 96, 97, 98%, WHICH IS WHERE WE WANT TO BE. >>MANAGEMENT ACTIONS ARE A TOOL THAT ANDREW HAS ON ISSUING FINDINGS WHERE THERE ARE, PERHAPS, GAPS, AMBIGUITIES OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THE SPEEDY POLICY. IT BASICALLY MEANS ANDREW IS NOT HOLDING THE OFFICER ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE ACTION, BUT RATHER IS HOLDING THE POLICY ACCOUNTABLE. PERHAPS, THE POLICY WAS POORLY WRITTEN OR WAS UNCLEAR. IN THOSE CASES, ANDREW CAN ISSUE A MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION. IN 2018, WE ISSUED 30 MANAGEMENT ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS ON UNIQUE TOPICS AND 75 TOTAL MANAGEMENT ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS — >>AND JUST FOR MY COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE THE REPORT IN FRONT OF THEM, THOSE MANAGEMENT ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS ARE REFLECTED IN APPENDIX A OF THE ANNUAL REPORT. STARTING ON PAGE 30. >>OF THE 30 UNIQUE TOPICS, 13 OF THEM WERE IMPLEMENTED COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY BY SPD IN 2018, AND 33%, THE DECLINED ACTION. 23% ARE STILL IN PROGRESS. A LOT OF THESE TAKE QUITE A WHILE TO IMPLEMENT. POLICY CHANGES TAKE A WHILE. A LOT OF THEM HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO BE ADDRESSED. >>YES, COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>THANK YOU. I WAS THINKING, AS YOU MENTIONED, EVERY CASE YOU HAVE TO INVESTIGATE IS SIMILAR TO LABOR STANDARDS VIOLATIONS. AT THE STATE LEVEL, WE HAVE A LOT SAYS EVERY SINGLE WAGE THEFT HAS TO BE INVESTIGATED, BUT REALLY THERE IS PATTERNS, RIGHT? WE PUSHED THE DEPARTMENT TO DO DIRECTED INITIATED INVESTIGATIONS BY WAY OF THE MAR. YOU REALLY ARE ALREADY DOING THESE DIRECTOR INITIATED INVESTIGATIONS BASED ON PATTERNS TO PUSH POLICY CHANGE. >>I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE DO. AND ALSO ONE OF THE THINGS IS THERE IS TIMES WE WILL INVESTIGATE A CASE. SOMETHING MAY HAVE GONE WRONG, BUT IT WENT WRONG BECAUSE THERE WAS A GAP IN POLICY, OR NO TRAINING. THAT’S WHAT WE TRY TO DO, TOO. OUR WHOLE PURPOSE OF WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS HOW DO WE CORRECT IT? HOW DO WE ENSURE SOMETHING DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN? LIKE YOU SAID, WE USED MANAGEMENT ACTIONS AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO DO THAT. AGAIN, MAYBE IT’S THE DEPARTMENT’S ISSUE, NOT THE OFFICER AND WHY HOLD THE OFFICER ACCOUNTABLE IF THEY ARE NOT BEING SUPPORTED BY A POLICY OR TRAINING? THAT’S OUR PHILOSOPHY, AND I THINK IT’S BEEN A VALUABLE TOOL. >>YOU COULD ALMOST CROSSWALK THE LIST IN APPENDIX A WITH THE CHART ON PAGE 15 OF THE ALLEGATION TO SEE WHERE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS CORRESPOND WITH THE HIGHEST TYPE OF VIOLATIONS. >>WE CAN PROVIDE THE ACTUAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM. >>THANK YOU. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THE STAFF GOES DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WHEN YOU SEE THESE PATTERNS. >>THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT CONCEPT. I WANT TO THANK THE COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION IN PARTICULAR. I THINK IT WAS LISA DUGARD WHO REALLY HAMMERED ME IN THE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION PROCESS THAT THIS REALLY NEEDED TO BE LEGISLATED AND INCLUDED AS PART OF THE OVERALL POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE AS OPPOSED TO LEAVING IT IN POLICY. AND IT’S A REALLY IMPORTANT TOOL FOR PROCEDURAL JUSTICE, FOR OFFICERS WHO FEEL LIKE THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO ACTUALLY COMPLY WITH WHATEVER THE ROLE WAS, OR THAT THE ROLE WAS AMBIGUOUS ON ITS FACE, AND THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE COMPLYING WITH THE RULES, BUT IT TURNS OUT MAYBE, THEY WERE AND . SO, WE REALLY WANT TO BE FAIR IN THOSE PROCESSES TO MAKE SURE THERE IS LEGITIMACY TO THE WORK OPA IS DOING. >>I THINK IT HAS DEFINITELY CAUGHT ON. NOW, OFFICERS WILL SAY CAN YOU DO A MANAGEMENT ACTION? OR SUPERVISORS WILL SAY WHAT ABOUT A MANAGEMENT ACTION? I THINK THEY ALSO SEE IT AS A WAY. >>VALIDATION PICK >>YEAH, AND BUREAUCRACY IS OMETIMES INTRACTABLE.OFFICERS FEEL LIKE HOW DO WE MAKE THIS CHANGE, AND THEY SEE OPA AT TIMES AS A TOOL TO EFFECTUATE THE CHANGES. SO, AS YOU MAY BE AWARE, ANY SERIOUS AND DEADLY USE OF FORCE RIGHT NOW BY SPD POLICY IS CALLED A TYPE III USE OF FORCE. FOR ALL THOSE TYPE III USES OF FORCE, THE FORCE INVESTIGATION TEAM IS A DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION TEAM IS REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO THE SCENE. WHEN THEY RESPOND TO THE SCENE, THEY RESPOND TO OPA, AND WE RESPOND, AS WELL. WE RESPONDED THIS YEAR TO 100% OF TYPE III INCIDENTS. GENERALLY, I WILL GO AND WITH A SUPERVISOR, AND MULTIPLE SURGEONS, AS I SAID WITH USE OF FORCE, THESE GENERALLY OCCUR AT 3:00 IN THE MORNING ON A WEEKEND, WHICH IS NOT ALWAYS THE GREATEST TIME TO GO OUT AT NIGHT, BUT OUR STAFF IS REALLY VIGILANT, AND WHERE THERE NOT ONLY TO BE TAKING PART IN THE INTERVIEWS, MONITORING THE INTERVIEWS, AND THE OVERALL INVESTIGATION. FOR AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING, HAVE THE OFFICERS BEEN SHE DID SEPARATED? MAKING SURE A COMMUNITY EYE IS ON WHAT’S HAPPENING. >>THIS SLIDE CRAMS A LOT OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING THAT ANDREW SAID OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRESENTATION INTO ONE PICK WE HAVE BEEN EXPONENTIALLY GROWING OUR COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT. AS WE MENTIONED TO THIS COMMITTEE LATE LAST YEAR, WE PARTICIPATED IN 12 ROLL CALLS AT DIFFERENT PRECINCTS, AND THIS IS REALLY BEING USED TO BUILD RAPPORT WITH OFFICERS, TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE PERSPECTIVE OF OFFICERS, JUST GET OUT THERE, AND ENGAGE WITH POLICE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS. WE ALSO GAVE NINE SERGEANT SKILLS TRAININGS. TO HAVE OUR PRESENTATIONS MANDATED SERGEANT SKILLS PRESENTATION OR I’M SORRY, SERGEANT SKILLS TRAINING SCHOOLS. WE TALK TO THEM ABOUT PROCEDURAL JUSTICE, OPA PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES, AND MADE SURE THERE WAS UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE WERE DOING AND HOW WE WERE HOPING TO ENGAGE WITH THEM IN THE FUTURE. WE HEARD IN THOSE INSTANCES, THERE WAS A LACK OF ENGAGEMENT WITH OPA IN THE PAST, SO WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO FOCUS ON MAKING SURE WE ARE APPROACHABLE, ACCESSIBLE, AND WE ARE OPEN TO A DIALOGUE WITH OFFICERS WE HIRED THREE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SOCIALISTS IN 2018. THEY STARTED AT THE END OF OCTOBER, SO WHILE THIS COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY EVENTS MAY ACTUALLY SEEM LOW, IT HAS INCREASED GREATLY FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, AND WE ARE HOPING TO INCREASE IT EVEN MORE NEXT YEAR. THERE WERE JUST GETTING STARTED LEARNING ABOUT OPA, AND THEY’VE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB GETTING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND INCREASING AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE COMMUNITY OF WHAT OPA DOES, SO PEOPLE CAN MAKE A COMPLAINT WHEN NECESSARY. AND JUST HAVE TO TRUST THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS OVERSIGHT. WE HAVE AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER THAT GOES OUT TO ALMOST 300 PEOPLE NOW. THOSE ARE MOSTLY SWORN OFFICERS, AND IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR IS TO EXPLAIN CERTAIN DECISIONS THAT ANDREW MAKES AND POLICIES THAT ARE MAKING ON AN EFFECT ON DAY-TO- DAY POLICIES. WE ARE USING THAT AS ANOTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATING AND GETTING OUT IN FRONT OF OFFICERS, SO THERE IS SOME UNDERSTANDING OF OUR WORK. ANDREW, OR MYSELF PRESENTS THAT EVERY POST CLASS THAT COMES THROUGH . SO, AFTER OFFICERS, NEW OFFICERS, GO THROUGH THE ACADEMY, THERE IS A POST ACADEMY CLASS THAT FOCUSES ON SPD SPECIFIC POLICIES, AND WE TRY TO GET IN THERE TO EVERY CLASS, AND MAKE SURE AS STUDENT OFFICERS ARE STARTING THEIR JOURNEY WITH THE DEPARTMENT, THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT OPA IS, AND WE CAN SET EXPECTATIONS AT THE WARFRONT. >>THAT’S ALL WE HAVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IF THERE’S ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, WE ARE HAPPY TO ADDRESS THEM NOW BUT OTHERWISE ANYTHING THAT COMES UP WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ADDRESS LATER. >>THE LAST APPENDIX FOR THE REPORT IS APPENDIX B, AND IT LISTS APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES PICK JUST TELL ME A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT IS THIS? >>SURE. AS PART OF THE ORDINANCE. >>BESIDES JUST A LIST. >>AS PART OF THE ORDINANCE, WE ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT OUT ON WHAT APPEALS ARE CURRENTLY ENDING. THE STATUS OF THOSE APPEALS. SICKLY THESE ARE ALL THE APPEALS OF SUSTAINED FINDINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN DISTANCE. THERE ARE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DEPENDENCY. SOME ARE FROM 2014. SOME ARE STILL GOING TO THE DEER BEE, WHICH WAS ELIMINATED AS PART OF THE CONTRACT, BUT THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY GRANDFATHERED IN FOR THESE PAST CASES. HIM ARE GOING TO ARBITRATION. REALLY, IF YOU LOOK DOWN, FROM 2017 REALLY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE UNDER MY WATCH. MOST OF THESE ARE JUST PAST APPEALS. IT’S A LOT AND I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING I KNOW YOU THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT, COUNCILMEMBER. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE HAVING THE LIST, AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR MY COLLEAGUES AND THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THAT THERE’S NOT A LOT OF DETAIL IN TERMS OF WHAT THE ACTUAL THING IS THAT’S BEING APPEALED FOR PARTICULARS AROUND THE FACT OF THE CASE, AS YOU INVESTIGATED IT, BUT I DO WANT TO BE REALLY TRANSPARENT THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL OF THESE APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES IN DISCIPLINARY REVIEW BOARD CONTEXT THAT WE WORKED REALLY HARD TO GET RID OF THAT THE RB IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BECAUSE IT WAS CERTAINLY WAITED IN LARGE FAVOR TO THE OFFICER IN THOSE CASES. THERE IS A HIGH LIKELIHOOD WE MAY SEE AN THAT COME OUT OF THESE CASES THAT ARE LISTED IN APPENDIX B THAT IS NOT ONE WE WOULD NECESSARILY SEE UNDER THE NEW COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND THE NEW ARBITRATION PROCESS, AND ALSO PROBABLY RESULTS SOME OF US MAY NOT BE VERY PLEASED WITH IN TERMS OF THE OUTCOME OF THOSE GRIEVANCES, AND APPEALS PROCESSES, SO I JUST WANT TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH THE VIEWING PUBLIC, AND COLLEAGUES. I KNOW YOU SHARE THE SAME CONCERN AND VALUE IN TERMS OF UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATING THAT BECAUSE THESE CASES ARE GRANDFATHERED IN, IT ALSO MEANS WE MAY SEE OUTCOMES FROM THESE CASES THAT WOULD BE OUT FLYERS IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THE CURRENT PROCESS IS, AND MAY NOT NECESSARILY ALIGN WITH WHAT WE WANT TO BE. >>I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE COULD PROBABLY DO BETTER AND SOMETHING WE COULD FOCUS ON THIS UPCOMING YEAR WOULD BE COMMUNICATING MORE WITH COMPLAINANTS, SO THEY ARE AWARE WHEN THE CASE GOING THROUGH THE APPEAL PROCESS. WE DO THEY SING COMMUNICATION BUT I THINK IT DEFINITELY FEELS FOR PEOPLE THAT IT GOES INTO THIS BLACK HOLE. SOME OF THESE CASES HAVE BEEN IN APPEAL FOR YEARS. THAT’S JUST A FUNCTION OF NOT THAT MANY ARBITRATORS. IT’S A GOOD POINT AND I KNOW IT’S ONE OF THE CONCERN, AND ONE THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS PARTICULARLY OF LATE. >>TWO BRIEF QUESTIONS. >>YOU HAVE 3 MINUTES. >>APPEALED BY THE OFFICER OR THE PERSON OF THE PUBLIC? >>THERE IS NOTHING CURRENTLY CONSIDERED PART OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE, BUT THERE IS NO RIGHT OF A COMPLAINANT TO APPEAL RIGHT NOW, SO A COMMUNITY MEMBER CANNOT APPEAL THE FINDING OF NOT SUSTAINED, FOR EXAMPLE BUT IT’S THE OFFICER’S RIGHT TO APPEAL, WHICH IS ENSHRINED IN THE COLLECTIVE GETTING AGREEMENTS. >>IT’S A RIGHT THAT FLOWS DIRECTLY FROM A REPRESENTED UNION MEMBER’S RIGHT TO GRIEVE. SO, BECAUSE IT’S CONNECTED WITH A REPRESENTED EMPLOYEE’S LABOR RIGHTS, THE RIGHT TO APPEAL FLOWS FROM THAT REPRESENTED EMPLOYEE. >>VERY HELPFUL. MY LAST QUESTION WAS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS COMING TO YOU AND THE NUMBER COMING FROM SPD, AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE VARIOUS REASONS THAT MIGHT COMING FROM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, I THINK THAT’S A GOOD THING, RIGHT? THAT THEY ARE COMING TO YOU, THAT THE TRAININGS HAVE BEEN, THAT PEOPLE KNOW TO REACH OUT. HOW DO WE ALSO MAKE SURE WE ARE ENFORCING IT, IF SOMETHING IS HAPPENING. WITH THE ACCOUNTABILITY? >>RIGHT NOW, A COUPLE MECHANISMS. THERE IS A POLICY WHERE IF YOU FAILED TO REPORT, YOU CAN BE INVESTIGATED AT DISCIPLINED FOR THAT FAILURE, AND THAT HAPPENS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE REPORT, IT WILL ITEMIZE FOR YOU DIFFERENT ALLEGATIONS AND THERE IS A SECTION THAT WILL TALK ABOUT FORCED REPORTING. THAT IS ALL PEOPLE THAT FAILED TO REPORT OR A SUPERVISOR THAT FAILED TO REPORT. FRANKLY, THE BIGGEST MECHANISM WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS A VIDEO. WHEN WE ARE DOING IN TAKEN TO A CASE, WHEN MATCHED FOCUSING ON THE ALLEGATIONS THAT WERE ALLEGED, WE’RE REVIEWING ALL OF THE VIDEO TRYING TO IDENTIFY WHAT ELSE WENT WRONG. WHAT ARE THE OTHER PROBLEMS? WE MAY DISCOVER A FAILURE TO REPORT THERE. GENERALLY, SURGEONS AND SUPERVISORS, NOT JUST BECAUSE I KNOW THEY ARE ON VIDEO, THEY ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING BY REPORTING THESE THINGS. IT’S A CULTURE OF REPORTING, WHICH IS A GOOD THING. I THINK WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO REACH NOW IS A BALANCE OF WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HANDLE AT YOUR END. >>THAT MAKES SENSE. THANK YOU. >>MUCH APPRECIATION FOR THE WORK YOU ALL DO. I’VE ACTUALLY USED YOUR MEDIATION SPECIFICALLY. ANYWAY I CAN PARTNER THAT SERVICE IS SOMETHING I AM TREMENDOUSLY IN SUPPORTIVE. >>YOU JUST SIGNED YOURSELF UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE PROGRAM. >>QUESTION REGARDING OFFICERS WITH COMPLAINTS. LATERAL TRANSFERS, GIVEN THAT THERE IS A FOCUS WITH AN SPD AND RECRUITMENT OF SPD OFFICERS THAT COME IN THROUGH LATERAL TRANSFER, ARE THEY TRAINED WITH REGARDS TO JUST HOW THE OPA PROCESS WORKS, HOW ARE THEY TRAINED? >>THAT’S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION. WHEN LATERALS COME IN, THEY DO GO THROUGH A MINIATURE ACADEMY. SO WE WILL SPEAK TO THEM AND PRESENT TO THEM ABOUT WHAT OPA IS, BUT AGAIN, THE ISSUE WE ARE SEEING IS THAT IS A 35 MINUTE PRESENTATION WITH ALL THE OTHER STUFF GOING ON. THAT’S THE LAST YOU HEAR OF US UNTIL WE COME INTO THEIR OFFICE, SO WE ARE TRYING TO DO MORE WORK TO GO UP THERE. ONE THING I’M GOING TO TRY OUT STARTING IN MAY IS I DON’T HAVE A GOOD NAME FOR IT, SO I’M CALLING IT OFFICE HOURS PICK 9:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT EACH RACING THROUGHOUT THE CITY, JUST TO BE THERE, SO I WILL WORK REMOTELY. IF OFFICERS WANT TO TALK TO ME REMOTELY, WHETHER IT’S ABOUT AN COLD CASE, SOMETHING I DECIDED THAT WAS IN THE NEWS, ANYTHING, I WILL BE THERE FOR THOSE CONVERSATIONS. I AM HOPEFUL THAT WILL BE SOLD TO THEM BY THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, SO THEY WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT, SO I CAN TALK TO THEM ABOUT OPA. A LOT OF IT IS THE EMAILS WE SEND OUT, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT AND WHY. I DO NOT WANT SOMEONE’S FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH OPA WALKING IN FOR THEIR INTERVIEW. YOU SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE PROCESS AND WHAT IT IS, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY WORK WE CAN DO BETTER. IT’S ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY, REACHING ALL THESE OFFICERS, BUT LATERALS, SEE BECAUSE THEY HAVE EXPERIENCES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT MAY NOT BE GOOD. THERE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM THERE. WE HAVEN’T NECESSARILY TARGETED THEM’S PACIFICALLY, BUT WE COULD. >>MY FOLLOW UP QUESTION, WITH REGARD TO THE ROLE CALLS, GIVEN THAT SO MANY OF YOUR COMPLAINTS ARE COMING INTERNALLY, IS 12 RECALLS SUFFICIENT? >>THAT’S A GOOD POINT. REALLY, WHAT WE’RE DOING IS WE WERE TRYING TO GO TO EVERY SINGLE ROLL CALL AT EVERY WATCH ACROSS EVERY PRECINCT, RIGHT? SO THERE IS FIVE PRECINCTS, THREE WATCHES, 15 ROLE CALLS. WE HAVE DONE 12 OF 15. THE ONLY ONES I HAVEN’T DONE EITHER FOR 4:00 A.M. ROLE CALLS, WHICH I AM PUTTING OFF AS LONG AS I CAN. THAT’S WHY I WANTED TO DO THE OFFICE HOURS. IT IS TOUGH. PEOPLE MAY NOT BE WORKING THAT DAY. IT MIGHT BE A COURT DATE FOR ONE SHIFT I WON’T SEE. BUT IS IT SUFFICIENT? NO, IT’S NOT. THE PROBLEM IS, I’M TRYING TO BALANCE GOING TO THE’S ROLE CALLS, DOING WHAT WE DO IN THE COMMUNITY, WRITING UP 515 CASES A YEAR, AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S GOING ON. BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE. AND I THINK IT’S A GOAL FOR US TO KEEP DOING IT, AND MAYBE IT’S NOT ME . MAYBE, IT’S ANNE THAT GOES, OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOLKS, OTHER MEMBERS WHO ARE SWORN IN THAT GO. IT’S IMPERFECT. IF YOU HAVE IDEAS, LET US KNOW. WE ARE WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING. LET US KNOW. >>I WAS GOING TO ASK IF YOU TARGET THEM SPECIFICALLY GIVEN WHERE THE COMPLAINTS ARE COMING FROM? >>WE DON’T. WE DON’T, BUT WE COULD PICK WE DON’T CURRENTLY BECAUSE WHAT I WANT TO AVOID IS SOUTHWEST PRECINCT, FOR EXAMPLE IN WEST SEATTLE FEELS LIKE NO ONE EVER COMES TO THEM, SO I WANT TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME THERE AS I AM WEST, NORTH OR EAST. IF WE SEE TARGETED TRENDS LIKE THIRD WATCH WEST SEEING THE MOST COMPLAINTS, I MIGHT GO THERE. I ALSO DO TARGETED. SOMETIMES, I WILL HAVE A TRAINING ISSUE IN THE CASE. I MIGHT SAY TO THE SUPERVISORS, INSTEAD OF ME HAVING THE CASE BACK FOR YOU TO TRAIN, I WILL TALK TO THE OFFICERS MYSELF, SO I MAY DO THAT MORE. AGAIN, JUST RESOURCE-BASED. >>THANK YOU. >>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? OKAY, GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU. FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING AND MORE PORTLY, FOR THE WORK YOU DO EVERY DAY TO KEEP US ALL HONEST. I APPRECIATE IT. >>>WE ARE GOING TO MOVED TO OUR LAST AGENDA ITEM. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW HAS JOINED US. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. WE’RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND DO OUR LAST ITEM OF BUSINESS ON THE AGENDA, AND I’M GOING TO ASK ROXANA TO READ AGENDA ITEM 5 INTO THE RECORD. IF YOU ARE HERE TO PRESENT ON THE LEAD SLIDE, PLEASE, MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE TABLE. >>AGENDA ITEM 5, RESPONSE TO 38-THREE-A 2019 FOR BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION. >>THANK YOU. OKAY. THANK YOU, EVERYONE FOR BEING WITH US. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE, AS WE WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE PRIOR AGENDA ITEMS DEREK IT’S GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU HERE. WE WILL DO A QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS, SO NAME AND AFFILIATION, AND THEN I UNDERSTAND THAT OUR AGENDA WILL BE GREG DOSS, FROM CENTRAL COUNCIL STAFF, WILL TEE UP THE TOPIC, AND THE ISSUE AS IT RELATES TO THIS SLY RESPONSE, AND LISA, I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE US A LITTLE BIT MORE CONTEXT AND DETAIL REGARDING LEAD, AND THE NEED FOR THE DATABASE IN GENERAL, AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO SEATTLE ITM SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GIVE US THEIR PRESENTATION ON THE ACTUAL CONTENTS OF THE SLY RESPONSE, AND THEN WE WILL HAVE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW, I KNOW YOU WERE THE PRIMARY SPONSOR OF THIS SLY. IF YOU’D LIKE TO TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO PROVIDE OPENING REMARKS, I AM HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU THAT OPPORTUNITY. BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. THANK YOU FIRST OF ALL, TO ALL OF YOU FOR COMING. I KNOW YOU’VE BEEN WORKING WITH ALL OF US FOR THE BETTER PART OF A DECADE. 50 YEARS. >>AT LEAST. BUT I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE WORK AND SUPPORT YOU’RE GETTING FROM THE KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AS AN EXAMPLE THAT WE KNOW THIS IS AN ALTERNATIVE, SO WHEN WE MET LAST YEAR, I THINK IT WAS OCTOBER, DURING BUDGET, ABOUT THE NEED TO HAVE THIS DATABASE, THAT WHAT WAS VERY CLEAR TO ME IS THE POLICE FOR ASKING AS WELL. THEY WANTED TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION THAT WAS ACCESSIBLE. WE TALKED ABOUT ALLIE FRANKLIN’S WORK THAT SHE’S DOING WITH 311 AND CRISIS CONNECTIONS. >>Reporter: LIKE TO HEAR, AS WE’RE GOING THROUGH THIS, HOW THIS ALL CONNECTS. WITHOUT THE DATA, IT’S HARD TO PROVE IT’S WORKING, YET WE ARE HEARING FROM THE EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE THAT THEY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER IT’S WORKING, SO, CLEARLY, WE HAVE SOMETHING HERE THAT WE NEED TO RESOLVE, AND I WOULD, AS WE’RE GOING THROUGH THIS TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT CAN THIS PARTICULAR DATABASE THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, BE DONE? WHAT WE NEED TO DO BECAUSE I KNOW LAST YEAR, YOU WERE VERY FRUSTRATED THAT IT WAS TAKING AS LONG AS IT WAS TAKING, AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS FRUSTRATED, THAT THEY WEREN’T GETTING THE RESOURCE SUPPORT. EVERYONE SAID WE NEED THIS. I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND HEAR HOW FAR WE’VE COME AND GO THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GO FORWARD. >>GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. WHY DON’T WE DO A ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS AND GO IN THE ORDER THAT I DESCRIBED. >>GREG DOSS, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. BUT CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, MIKE BAIRD. >>TIM TAYLOR, BUSINESS ANALYST FOR SEATLE I.T. BUT NANCY RICHARDS, SEATTLE I.T. BUT TARA MOSS, KING COUNTY LEE PROJECT DIRECTOR. I WORK WITH LISA. BUCKLEY SYNDERGAARD, DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION, AND WE ARE THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE LOCAL LEAD INITIATIVE. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US PICK MISTER DOSS, WHY DON’T YOU GO AHEAD AND KICK US OFF? >>THANK YOU. BY WAY OF BACKGROUND, THE STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT, 38-2-2 MONACA A INDICATED LAST OCTOBER WHEN THE BUDGET WAS BEING DEVELOPED BY THE CITY COUNCIL. AT THE SAME TIME, CONCURRENTLY, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS IMPLEMENTING A RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, WHICH IS A VERY COMPLICATED AND LONG-TERM ENDEAVOR, AND AS THE COUNCIL WAS HEARING REPORTS BACK ON THAT IMPLEMENTATION, IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT THERE WOULD BE A NEED FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTED DIVERSION PROGRAM TO COMMUNICATE SOMEHOW WITHOUT DATABASE OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND, SO AS OFFICERS CAME INTO CONTACT WITH LEAD CLIENTS, THEY WOULD KNOW THAT WAS INDEED A LEAD CLIENT AND THEY WOULD HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE THAT CALL, AND THERE WAS SOME DIALOGUE ABOUT WHETHER THAT WOULD BE CAPTURED IN THE POLICE RMS SYSTEM ITSELF, OR WHETHER THAT INFORMATION WOULD RESIDE IN A SEPARATE DATABASE THAT COULD BE QUERIED BY THE RMS SYSTEM, AND IT’S THE LATTER THAT WOUND UP BEING THE BEST SCENARIO, AND SO THIS IS A LIE ASKED THAT SEATTLEITES HE AND SBD COME TOGETHER, FIGURE OUT WHAT A LEAD DATABASE MIGHT LOOK LIKE, HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST, AND SPECIFICALLY HOW IT WOULD INTERFACE WITH THE POLICE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SO THE POLICE WHEN THEY WERE OUT WORKING WOULD HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT CLIENTS. IT DOES ALL OF THESE THINGS AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM FOLKS, AND SEATTLE I.T., ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE RESPONSE. SBD’S MIKE BAIRD HAS ASKED TO PROVIDE A FEW INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS. I WILL ASK IF I HAVE QUESTIONS AND THEN TOSS IT OFF TO HIM. >>ANY QUESTIONS, COLLEAGUES, OR COMMENTS? >>I’M EXCITED TO HEAR FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. BUT THANKS END. I JUST WANT TO TAKE A COUPLE MOMENTS AND REITERATE A COUPLE OF POINTS THAT THE DEPUTY MAYOR HAD IN HIS COVER MEMO. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW MENTIONED, I THINK THE FIRST ONE, WHICH IS THERE IS A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT ANALYTICS, AND PERFORMANCE METRICS AS IT RELATES TO LEAD. THERE IS NOT CONCERN BUT INTEREST IN MAKING SURE THE DATABASE THAT GETS CONSTRUCTED HAS THE ABILITY TO CAPTURE THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION TO BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO CREATING THOSE PERFORMANCE METRICS. THE SECOND IS THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ENTITIES AROUND THE CITY THAT DO CASE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS, AND I THINK WE WANT TO BE MINDFUL OF HOW MANY SEPARATE SYSTEMS MAY BE IN EXISTENCE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS THE ABILITY TO GET SOME ADDITIONAL LEVERAGE OUT OF SOMETHING SO WE DON’T HAVE TOO MANY SILOS WERE DIFFERENT, OR COUNTER SYSTEMS. >>GREAT. CHAIR, MAY I HAVE A FOLLOW UP QUESTION? >>WE ARE GOING TO GET THERE. I AM GOING TO ASK YOU TO HOLD YOUR QUESTIONS BECAUSE I WANT TO GO IN THE ORDER I OUTLINED, AND THAT WAS SLIGHTLY OUT OF ORDER, BUT I WILL ALLOW THAT LITTLE INTRODUCTORY REMARKS. I AM GOING TO HEAD OVER TO LISA NEXT, AND HAVE LISA WALK US THROUGH FROM THE LEAD PERSPECTIVE A LITTLE MORE TEXTURE, CONTEXT AND DETAIL AROUND THE NEED FOR THIS DATABASE, AND A LITTLE BIT MORE TEXTURE TO WHY WE ARE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND THEN COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW WE ARE GOING TO HEAR A DEEP DIVE FROM I.T. AND SBD. I’M SORRY. I’M SURE THAT WILL GENERATE A LOT MORE QUESTIONS. >>I WANT TO SAY FIRST THIS HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE AND SWIFT. THANK YOU FOR LEGISLATING IT. THANK YOU, SEATTLE I.T. FOR DOING FAST, EXCELLENT WORK. THIS WAS RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS NOT JUST IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE SERVICE PROVIDERS AND US AS PROJECT MANAGERS. THIS IS A TRULY REGIONAL STRATEGY THAT HAS THE MOST ARRAY DIVERSE ARRAY OF PARTNERS. WHO HAVE DISTINCT AND SOMETIMES VERY UNALIGNED LEGAL CONSTRAINTS ON INFORMATION THEY CAN SHARE. YOU DID IT REALLY FAST BUT REALLY EFFECTIVELY. THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED AND IT HAS A PRICE TAG. WHETHER IT MOVES FORWARD DEPENDS ON WHETHER THE CO- OWNERS OF LEAD WANT TO INVEST IN THIS. WHAT LEAD IS CALLED LEAD STANDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTED DIVERSION. WHEN IT IS RECOGNIZED THAT WE CAN’T ARREST OUR WAY OUT OF THIS PROGRAM, WHICH IS WIDELY EMBRACED WHEN PEOPLE COMMIT LAW VIOLATIONS DUE TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES, EITHER MENTAL ILLNESS, OR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER, IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SAY WE CAN’T ARREST OUR WAY OUT OF THE PROBLEM. WE STILL NEED TO RESPOND TO THE PROBLEM AT LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF THAT. ARRESTS MAY BE MADE AND IT’S A PUBLIC EXPECTATION BE ENFORCEMENT ACTION, BUT THAT ENFORCEMENT ACTION DOESN’T HAVE TO LEAD TO JAIL, AND PROSECUTION WHEN THAT IS KNOWN TO BE AN AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY, AS LONG AS OFFICERS HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE, SO L.E.A.D. ALLOWS OFFICERS TO DIRECTLY CONNECT IN THE FIELD WITH HIGHLY TRAINED, HIGHLY SKILLED, HIGHLY EFFECTIVE CASE MANAGERS AND OUTREACH COORDINATORS DOING WARM HANDOFFS, RECEIVING PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMPLEX HISTORY, WHO GENERALLY HAVE CHRONIC LIFE LAW VIOLATIONS AND IMPACTED, OFTEN, DREW THE NEEDS THAT DON’T GET SOLVED OVERNIGHT, BUT THAT CONTACT IS THE BEGINNING OF A SUSTAINED LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR ADDRESSING THE DRIVER OF THE PERSON’S CHRONIC LAW VIOLATIONS. AND ALL THE WHILE ALLOWING OFFICERS TO COORDINATE WITH PROSECUTORS SO EVERY ADDITIONAL TOUCH, IT’S NOT THE LAST TIME OFFICERS WILL SEE THAT PERSON. SO WHETHER THAT BE TOMORROW, IN A WEEK OR THREE MONTHS, OR ON KOMO NEWS, THE NEXT TIME THAT PERSON IS ENCOUNTERED, IT’S POSSIBLE RATHER THAN JUST UNDOING ALL THE GOOD WORK THAT HAS BEEN SET UP BY CASE MANAGERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN REINFORCE THAT, WORK WITH IT. IT DOESN’T LEAD PARTICIPATION IMMUNITY, BUT IT DOES ALLOW OFFICERS TO COORDINATE THAT FUTURE RESPONSE OPTIMALLY WITH SUSTAINED LONG-TERM CASE MANAGEMENT. IT’S VERY EFFECTIVE. PEOPLE WHO DON’T RESPOND WELL TO ANY OTHER KNOWN INTERVENTION HAVE BEEN SEEN TO RESPOND VERY POSITIVELY TO L.E.A.D. ENGAGEMENT, AND LAST COMMENT ABOUT WHAT IT IS. L.E.A.D. ALMOST ALONE I THINK IS A PLACE WHERE WE HAVE FIGURED OUT HOW TO SHARE INFORMATION. THIS IS LIKE THE HOLY GRAIL OF BREAKING DOWN SILOS AND SHARING INFORMATION, BUT A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HOLDS IS PROTECTED BY THE CRIMINAL RECORDS PRIVACY ACT AND A LOT OF INFORMATION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS TOLD IS PROTECTED BY HIPAA AND OTHER STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS AGAINST SHARING SO PUTTING THOSE TWO SYSTEMS TOGETHER IS VERY UNUSUAL, AND OVER TIME, I WON’T GO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE OF HOW, BUT WE HAVE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO SHARE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO COORDINATE, BUT IT’S DONE BY HAND. BY EMAIL, TEXT, BILATERAL PHONE CALL. THAT WORKED OKAY WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT 50 OR 100 PEOPLE, BUT L.E.A.D. NOW HAS MORE THAN 600 ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS. IF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT COULD IDENTIFY EVERYBODY, IT WOULD BE WELL NORTH OF THOUSANDS VERY RAPIDLY. PROBABLY HEADED MUCH FURTHER THAN THAT. WE CANNOT EFFICIENTLY SHARE INFORMATION, NOR EFFICIENTLY REPORT OUT ON DATA. IS NOT BECAUSE THE DATA DON’T EXIST. IT’S BECAUSE EVERY REQUEST FOR INFORMATION IS BY HAND. YOU ASK US, WE PRODUCE THINGS. IT TAKES ABOUT 24 HOURS, BUT OPTIMALLY. ANY COUNCIL OR MAYORAL, OR KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE WORKING COUNTY PROSECUTOR, BUDGET ANALYST, POLICY ANALYST, WHO FELT LIKE IT COULD GET UP AT 3:00 A.M., CRACK OPEN THEIR L.E.A.D. DATABASE AND ASK THE QUESTIONS THEY REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWERS TO AND GET THEM BACK IN REAL-TIME, FOR THAT TO BE TRUE, THE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW L.E.A.D. PARTICIPANTS ARE BEING MANAGED, AND WHAT THE PLAN IS, AND WHAT THE PAST CONTACTS HAS BEEN, ALL NEEDS TO LIVE IN ONE PLACE. HOW THAT RELATES TO SBD. IN ALL OF OUR IDEAL STATES, EVERY SWORN OFFICER, AND FOR THAT MATTER CIVILIAN AND THE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WHO ENCOUNTERED A L.E.A.D. PARTICIPANT, COULD FIND OUT PARTICIPANT AND GET KEY, D. UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT WHO THAT PERSON’S CASE MANAGER IS, IF THERE IS TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION LIKE THEY HAVE 72 HOURS TO GET INTO HOUSING AND IF THEY MISS THAT WINDOW, THEY ARE GOING TO SLIDE WAY BACK DOWN THE LIST, AND THAT MAY NOT COME UP AGAIN FOR TWO YEARS, SO THEY WOULD KNOW THAT. THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO IMMEDIATELY DO A SMART AND EFFECTIVE THING. IT’S AN ALTERNATIVE TO BOOKING INTO JAIL BECAUSE THEY JUST DON’T HAVE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO DO SOMETHING RESPONSIVE AND IMMEDIATE THAT IS DIFFERENT. THE CONCEPT THAT GREG AND MARK ALLUDED TO IS FOR US OPTIMAL THAT ENCOUNTERING THE FIELD, TRIGGERS A QUERY TO A DATABASE, AND PULLS INFORMATION BACK THAT IS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE BY MOBILE DATA TERMINAL, SMART PHONE, OR ANY OTHER PORTAL THROUGH WHICH AN OFFICER IS GETTING INFORMATION OR TO DISPATCH. THAT PROVIDES JUST IMMEDIATELY ACTIONABLE INFORMATION THAT WOULD GUIDE AN ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE. A DATABASE WOULD FURTHER TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. THE SEATTLE TIMES EDITORIALIZED THE LAST COUPLE DAYS THAT DIVERSION PROGRAMS NEED MORE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. WE CONCUR NOT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT BUT BECAUSE THERE IS LIKE A VOLUME AND TIMING ISSUE ABOUT PROVIDING DATA TO THE STAKEHOLDERS THAT PARTICIPATE. ON DEMAND AND NOT BY HAND, ALLOWING GOVERNING PARTNERS TO HAVE CLEAR VIEW INTO WHAT WE’RE DOING MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR REDIRECTION OR IMPROVEMENT, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE CO-OWNERS, SO IF YOU THINK THAT’S APPROPRIATE. >>SAY THAT SENTENCE AGAIN?>>THE GOVERNING PARTNERS IN L.E.A.D. WHO INCLUDE THE CITY COUNCIL, THE MAYOR, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, CITY ATTORNEY, AND THE COUNTY PARTS COUNTERPARTS, THE KING COUNTY PROSECUTOR, THE SHERIFF, AND THE KING COUNTY COUNCIL, AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF COMMUNITY CIVIL RIGHTS PARTNERS ALL COULD HAVE THEIR OWN ACCESS INTO THIS POOL OF INFORMATION, RUN REPORTS, ANSWER THEIR OWN QUESTIONS, AND THEN OPERATIONAL PARTNERS WOULD HAVE REAL-TIME ACCESS TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON WITH INDIVIDUALS. AND ALSO — >>SO YOUR POINT IS IF WE HAVE THIS DATABASE, AND IT’S AS RICH AS WE NEED IT TO BE, THEN AS POLICYMAKERS, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THAT DATA TO MAKE EVIDENCE-BASED, DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS AS IT RELATES TO THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM, AND OPERATIONALLY, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ACTUALLY USING THE SYSTEM, PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY ON THE GROUND DOING THE WORK IN L.E.A.D., IT EASES THE BURDEN ON THEM OPERATIONALLY IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO BE ABLE TO TRACK AND MONITOR WHERE THE SUCCESSES AND OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT BE AS IT RELATES TO DEPLOYMENT OF THE PROGRAM. >>EXACTLY AND OPTIMIZES THE CHOICES THAT EACH PARTNER MAKES TO IMPROVE THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PERSON IN L.E.A.D. THAT THEY ARE WORKING WITH IMPROVES. SO TO REMOVE ALL THE BARRIERS THAT OCCUR JUST THROUGH LACK OF INFORMATION EXCHANGE. THE QUESTION OF OTHERS SORT OF KINDRED INITIATIVES, AND WHETHER THEY ALSO NEED A PLATFORM FOR INFORMATION SHARING, UNDOUBTEDLY THIS IS A KNOWN DRASS RING OF LOCAL POLICYMAKING ON THIS ISSUE, I THINK WE ARE QUITE A BIT FURTHER PARTLY BECAUSE WE HAVE THE ARCHITECTURE OF INFORMATION SHARING, EVEN IF IT’S ANALOG RIGHT NOW. THAT SOME OTHERS HAVE NOT FULLY WORKED OUT, AND WE HAVE A HIGH VOLUME OF PARTICIPANTS ALREADY ENROLLED. BUT SHOWING THAT THIS CAN BE DONE, HOPEFULLY, WILL BE REALLY MOTIVATING AND AND FIRING TO OTHERS, THAT THIS IS ALL WITHIN OUR GRASP. I THINK BECAUSE SEATTLEITE HE DID SUCH A GREAT JOB, AND WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHAT THE COST IS, IT’S NOT FOR FREE, BUT IT’S NOT UNACHIEVABLE, AND I THINK THIS WOULD GO A LONG WAY TOWARD BUILDING CONFIDENCE THAT WE CAN DELIVER WHAT EVERYONE WANTS, WHICH IS RESPONSIVE, TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE, AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO THESE PROBLEMS. LASTLY, I WANT TO LET HIM IN THE AUDIENCE, WHO DID A LOT OF THE GROUNDWORK WITH SEATTLEITE HE TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WAS DESIGNED IS GOING TO ACTUALLY MEET THE NEEDS OF THIS DIVERSE ARRAY OF OPERATIONAL AND GOVERNING STAKEHOLDERS >>THANKS SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE ARE GOING TO SHIFT GEARS AND HEAR FROM SPD, AND SEATTLEITE T ON THE SUBSTANCE OF THEIR RESPONSE AND COUNCIL MEMBERS SHOULD FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS AS WE ARE GOING ALONG. WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET US GOING? >>I CAN TALK ABOUT FROM SPD’S PERSPECTIVE, I THINK LISA DID A GOOD JOB OF POINTING IT OUT, OUR REAL INTEREST IS BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO AN OFFICER WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER SOMEBODY WHO MAY SAY I AM IN THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM, OR MAY WONDER IF THEY ARE IN THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM. RIGHT NOW, WE DON’T REALLY HAVE AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO FIND OUT IF THAT IS TRUE. SO, OUR INTEREST IS IN BEING ABLE TO MAKE A QUERY, YOU KNOW SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO LIKE A WARRANT CHECK. IS THIS PERSON IN L.E.A.D., GETTING BACK THAT VERY TYPE OF INFORMATION LISA OUTLINED, SO AN OFFICER CAN TAKE AN APPROPRIATE STEPS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL THEY ENCOUNTERED. >>THANK YOU. >>I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO HPD AND OUR PARTNERS, FOR US IN I.T., WE HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP BEING ABLE TO MOVE US FORWARD. OUR GOAL WAS TO IDENTIFY WHAT WAS POSSIBLE, WHAT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO BE ABLE TO FULFILL THOSE, AND SO IN GENERALITY, WE HAVE SOME UNDERSTANDINGS AND THEN WE HAVE SOME SCOPE FOR COSTING FOR US TO CONSIDER AS WE MOVE FORWARD, SO TIM HAS DONE MOST OF THAT LEG WORK AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HIM SPEAK TO THAT. >>SURE. ONE OF OUR GOALS WAS TO PRIMARILY PROVIDE THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM WITH THE TOOLS THEY NEEDED TO MOVE FORWARD IN HER JOURNEY TOWARDS A SOLUTION FOR THEIR TECHNOLOGY NEEDS. OUR DOCUMENTATION WE PROVIDED WAS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF BEING VENDOR NEUTRAL, EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE ENGAGED WITH THE PARTICULAR VENDOR WHEN WE BEGAN OUR ENGAGEMENT WITH THEM. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE DOCUMENTATION WE PROVIDED WAS APPLICABLE TOWARDS EITHER THAT VENDOR OR MOVING FORWARD WITH OTHER INDIVIDUAL VENDORS, OR MOVING FORWARD WITH A SINGLE SOLICITATION OF MULTIPLE VENDORS. SO, AS PART OF THE CONVERSATION I HAD WITH PDA PROJECT MANAGERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, I DEVELOPED A SET OF BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS AT SPECIFY WHAT’S NEEDED IN THE SOLUTION SO THAT THOSE REQUIREMENTS CAN BE TAKEN TO ANY VENDOR, REALLY. THEY HAVE THE BUILDING BLOCKS THEY NEED TO KNOW. WE NEED THIS, THIS, AND THIS. I ALSO DEVELOPED WHAT’S CALLED SOME BUSINESS PROCESS FLOW DOCUMENTATION FOR THEIR DESIRED FUTURE STATE. IT DESCRIBES WHAT THE LEAD REFERRAL PROCESS LOOKS LIKE FOR BOTH ARREST AVERSIONS AND SOCIAL CONTACT REFERRALS, AND IT DESCRIBES WHAT THE INTEGRATION WITH OTHER PARTNER SYSTEMS MIGHT LOOK LIKE. SO, IN TERMS OF THE ACTUAL RESPONSE TO THESLI, WE RECOMMENDED THE LEAD DATABASE BE BUILT ON A CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT PLATFORM OR CRM. THAT PROVIDES SIDE OF THE DATABASE CAPABILITIES. A PLATFORM SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE WORKFLOW PROCESSING CAPABILITY. LISA REFERRED TO ALL THE DIFFERENT COMMUNICATIONS THEY USE BETWEEN PARTNERS, THE DIFFERENT METHODS AND CHANNELS TO COMMUNICATE STATUS, AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SUCH A SYSTEM WOULD PROVIDE NOTIFICATIONS PROACTIVELY FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KNOW WHEN THEY NEED TO KNOW, AND IT WOULD HELP MOVE THINGS THROUGH THE INCEPTION PROCESS, THE INDUCTION PROCESS INTO THE PROGRAM IN A MEASURED MANNER. WE’VE COME UP WITH SOME ESTIMATES FOR REQUIREMENTS OF COST BASED ON THE WORK THAT WE DID. ALSO BASED ON THE WORK THAT TECHNOLOGY DID. WE PREPARED A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT REVIEWS INTO THOSE ESTIMATIONS. THE FIRST RECOMMENDATION WAS FOR A VENDOR ONLY IMPLEMENTATION WITHOUT ADDED SUPPORT OF A PROJECT DELIVERY TEAM. IMPLEMENTATION FOR SUPPORT COSTS WERE ESTIMATED AT ROUGHLY $270,000 TO NEARLY $500,000 FOR A PROJECT WITH A SIX MONTH TO NINE MONTH TIME FRAME. >>TIM, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, TO PEOPLE ON THE GROUND? TO THE POLICE? THOSE OF US HAVING TO MAKE BUDGET DECISIONS? IF YOU DID WHAT YOU JUST RECOMMENDED, WOULD WE HAVE A SYSTEM THAT L.E.A.D. COULD USE? >>INDEED. SUCH A SYSTEM WOULD MEET THE NEEDS AS WE HAVE DEVELOPED, AS THOSE WHO SOLUTION WAS ENVISIONED BY PDA AND THEIR PARTNERS. >>SO WHEN YOU SAID 270,000, IS THAT FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE SOFTWARE ALONE? >>THAT WOULD INCLUDE VENDOR IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES, LICENSING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOFTWARE, BASICALLY, TEST AND PRODUCTION SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS, INTERFACE AND INTEGRATION DEVELOPMENT, BASIC USER AND ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING, VENDOR TRAVEL EXPENSES, AND ALL THE SUBSCRIPTION AND LICENSING. >>FOR $270,000, WE COULD HAVE THE SOFTWARE, PEOPLE COULD BE TRAINED, IT WOULD BE IMPLEMENTED, CONNECT WITH THE POLICE PACKET WOULD TALK TO THE POLICE OFFICER’S DATABASE, AS WELL AS FOR THE CASE MANAGERS ON THE GROUND? >>RATHER THAN TALKING TO THE POLICE DATABASE, I THINK WHAT THE VISION WAS, IS TO HAVE A QUERY CALL FROM SPD SYSTEMS, AND THE SYSTEMS THE OFFICERS ARE ALREADY WORKING IN TO THIS L.E.A.D. DATABASE TO TURN BACK THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO MAKE INFORMED DECISION. BUT BUT THEY’RE TALKING TO EACH OTHER. >>IT WOULD NOT BE A TWO WAY TO MUNICATION PICK IT WOULD BE SINGLE PICK >>SO YOU COULD PULL DATA FROM THE EXISTING SPD DATABASE. >>SPD WOULD PULL DATA FROM THE LEAD DATABASE. >>SORRY, THE OTHER WAY AROUND. GOT IT. >>AND JUST IN THE FORM OF THAT QUERY TO RETURN THAT IMMEDIATE INFORMATION FOR AN OFFICER, IT WOULD NOT BE, YOU KNOW, SUCKING DATA INTO OUR RMS, BUT IT WOULD BE GETTING A RETURN. >>RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. >>THANK YOU. IN ORDER THAT THEY HAD THAT INFORMATION TO WORK FROM AT THE MOMENT. >>CAN I JUST CLARIFY? THE NEXT STEP COULD BE, BUT IT’S NOT REQUIRED, THAT SPD COULD ACTUALLY MAKE REFERRALS INTO L.E.A.D. THROUGH RMS AND PUSH THAT TO THE DATABASE? I THINK IT’S VERY CLEAR THAT OPTION WOULD BE THERE FOR A TBD. WE WILL CONSIDER LATER OR SPD WILL CONSIDER LATER WHETHER THAT IS THE WAY THAT MAKES MOST SENSE TO DIRECTLY MAKE REFERRALS. THAT IS NOT A CURRENT — WE ARE DOING THAT BY HAND. WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THAT BY HAND FOR A WHILE WHILE THEY GET THEIR NEW RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UP AND RUNNING, SO THE STABILIZED IN THE FIELD. EVERYBODY TRAINED UP AND USING IT, BUT IT’S POSSIBLE REFERRALS COULD BE MADE USING A FORM WITHIN RMS, THAT WE WOULD THEN GET TO DUMP INTO THE DATABASE. >>LET ME JUST ASK THIS. OFFICER BAIRD FINDS AN INDIVIDUAL, AND TALKS TO SOMEBODY IN BELLTOWN THAT HE BELIEVES WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR PROGRAM. SO, DOES HE THEN SENT A NOTE TO YOU THROUGH HIS RECORD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT SAYS OKAY, WE’VE GOT BOB ON THE GROUND, OR WE KNOW WHO BOB IS, WE BELIEVE HE IS APPROPRIATE FOR THIS SYSTEM, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THAT OR WHAT DOES HE DO WITH THAT? >>HOW SPD PUTS INFORMATION INTO THE DATABASE IS STILL THE PROJECT THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS HOLDING ON. THEY WANT TO DO THE FIRST STEP FIRST, SET UP THE DATABASE INFORMATION TO USE OPERATIONALLY TO USE THE FROM THE DATABASE. KEEP MAKING REFERRALS AS WE CURRENTLY DO, AND THEN CONSIDER WHETHER, AND I HOPE I AM SPEAKING OUT OF TURN HERE, BUT CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE QUESTION IS HELD OPEN WHETHER OR NOT THEY WOULD WANT TO MAKE REFERRALS THROUGH THEIR OWN MESS THAT COULD PLUG INTO THE DATABASE. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THEY HAVE COMMITTED TO DOING, BUT IT’S A QUESTION THAT REMAINS OPEN. >>IF I COULD HAVE A QUICK FOLLOW UP. MARK, I HAVE JUST DESIGNATED YOU AS OFFICER BAIRD. YOU ARE OUTSIDE. YOU FIND SOMEBODY. WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION ARE YOU SEEKING FROM THE LEAD TO DATABASE? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO NOW?>>WHETHER OR NOT THAT INDIVIDUAL THAT I’VE ENCOUNTERED IS IN FACT IN L.E.A.D. TYPICALLY, WHAT AN OFFICER MIGHT HERE IS THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH SOMEBODY, THE INDIVIDUAL SAYS I’M IN L.E.A.D. BUT WE HAVE NO WAY TO KNOW IF THAT’S TRUE, IF THEY REALLY DO HAVE A CASE MANAGER, IF THEY ARE REALLY PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVE WAY. SO, THIS IS CLOSING THAT GAP OF IF I’VE MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND YOU SAY I’M IN L.E.A.D.. I CAN FIND OUT IF YOU ARE IN L.E.A.D., FIND OUT YOUR CASE MANAGER, FIND OUT AS LISA POINTED OUT, PERHAPS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET SOME HOUSING, AND IF I MAKE AN ARREST TWICE WHETHER OR NOT THAT WOULD IMPACT THAT, SO I CAN MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE, AND, PERHAPS, THE LAST TIME YOU WERE ACTIVELY ENGAGED WITH YOUR CASE MANAGER. IT WOULD CLOSE THAT GAP, AND WE WOULDN’T KNOW THAT INFORMATION. >>Reporter: WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS SOMEBODY SAYING THAT. >>A REAL WORLD EXAMPLE OF THIS. YOU GUYS FUNDED NORTH EXPANSION LAST YEAR. IF YOU MAY REMEMBER, WE ESTIMATED ABOUT 50 REFERRALS. ONE OF THE DATA POINTS IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AS OFFICERS, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTED IN THIS PROGRAM. THE WAY YOU CAN TELL IF THEY ARE INVESTED IS THIS THEY ARE REFERRING PEOPLE. IF THE PROGRAM DOESN’T WORK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO REFER PEOPLE. RIGHT NOW, WE ESTIMATE 50 PER YEAR. WE HAVE OVER 200 REFERRALS. WE ARE NOT EVEN AT THE ONE-YEAR MARK. THAT’S HOW INVESTED NORTH PRECINCT IS IN TERMS OF L.E.A.D., SO WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO FIND SOME INDIVIDUALS THEY’VE REFERRED THROUGH SOCIAL CONTACT. THAT MEANS IT WAS LIKE HI, NICE TO MEET YOU. LET ME TALK TO MY BOSS, CASE MANAGERS, GET MORE INFORMATION FROM THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE. WE HAVE ABOUT 99 APPROVED REFERRALS. THEY ARE NOT INTAKE, NOT L.E.A.D. CLIENTS. THE OUTREACH CORD METERS ARE RUNNING AROUND NORTH PRECINCT, WHICH IS NOT A SMALL PRECINCT. WHICH I AM REMINDED BY ALL THE TIME FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT TRYING TO FIND THESE INDIVIDUALS, SO THEN THEY HAVE SAT DOWN, TALKED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PRIORITIZE THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND SAY WHO ARE THE PEOPLE YOU ARE ENCOUNTERING 20 OR 40 TIMES IN THE PAST TWO YEARS? SO THEY ARE HAVING CONTACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL OVER THE PRECINCT. NOT EVERYONE IS L.E.A.D. TRAINED. ONLY CERTAIN FOCUSED AREAS . SO, NOW, THEY’VE IDENTIFIED 38 PEOPLE. PROSECUTORS ARE WORKING TO SEE WHEN THEIR COURT DATES ARE, SO MAYBE, CASE MANAGERS CAN REACH OUT TO THEM THERE. THESE INDIVIDUALS DON’T EVEN KNOW THEY ARE IN THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM YET EVEN THOUGH THEY’VE BEEN APPROVED. THEY DO RIDE-ALONGS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO TRY TO FIND THESE INDIVIDUALS. EVERYBODY IS WORKING REALLY HARD TO GET THESE PEOPLE TAKEN IN. THE COMMUNITY SEES THIS AS A BENEFIT. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTORS DO. BUT CURRENTLY, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE HAVING CONTACT WITH OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT THERE’S NOTHING JUMPING UP SAYING I TALKED TO YOUR CASE MANAGER, OR THE CASE MANAGERS CAN’T LOOK UP RIGHT OFF. THEY HAVE TO SEARCH EMAILS TO SEE IF THE PERSON HAS A COURT DATE IS THAT COURT DATE CHANGED, THE PROSECUTOR HAS THE EMAIL THAT CASE MANAGER TO CHASE DOWN THE INDIVIDUAL, SO ON THE GROUND, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS THIS DATABASE COULD PROVIDE. BUT THAT’S VERY HELPFUL. THANK YOU. >>SOME OF THE OTHER BENEFITS WE TALKED ABOUT FOR THE ABILITY TO HAVE ENHANCED REPORTING CAPABILITIES. RIGHT NOW, THE WAY THAT THINGS OPERATE TODAY WITH THE DISPARATE LISTS, AND EXCEL SPREADSHEETS, AND THINGS OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAM THAT EACH PRECINCT, EACH PARTNER MAINTAINS SEPARATELY, IS REALLY HARD TO REPORT OR GATHER DATA ACROSS ALL OF THAT INFORMATION, SO THIS WOULD PROVIDE A CENTRALIZED DATABASE. A SINGLE SOURCE OF TRUTH THAT YOU COULD DEVELOP REPORTING CAPABILITIES THERE. ONE OF THE SET OF REQUIREMENTS WE THOUGHT WAS MOST IMPORTANT WAS THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE ABLE TO ADD NEW DATA FIELDS TO REPORTS AND CREATE NEW REPORTS THEMSELVES, AS TIME GOES ON. THERE MAY BE DIFFERENT THINGS PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROGRAM. THAT’S ALL KIND OF ELSE INTO THIS SYSTEM. >>I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT THIS OPTION THAT YOU REFERRED TO, WHERE YOU LAID OUT ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT 270 WOULD PURCHASE, YOU DID GIVE A RANGE IN THETRAN07 RESPONSE OF 270 TO 490. SO, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR BUDGET CHAIR, WHO IS ATTENDING THE COMMITTEE, APPRECIATES THAT IS A A SCALE AND NOT JUST THE 270. THAT 270 IS THE LOW-END MAC IT WAS UNCLEAR TO ME FROM THE RESPONSE, WHAT THE VARIABLES ARE THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THESE OPTIONS GOING FROM A LOW-END MAC TO THE HIGHER END. FOR EACH ONE OF THE OPTIONS, THERE IS A LOW-END MAC TO THE HIGH END. PERHAPS, YOU CAN GIVE US A LITTLE BIT MORE CLARITY AROUND WHAT THOSE VARIABLES ARE AND WHAT IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SPREAD. BEST PICTURE. THERE IS BUILT IN, A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF VARIABILITY IN COST ASSOCIATED WITH DIFFERENT VENDORS. WE START WITH A CERTAIN SET. WHATEVER WE HAVE. IN MISSION WE HAVE AVAILABLE. IN THIS CASE, WE ESTIMATED AT 25% BELOW THE INITIAL ESTIMATE. TO INDICATE THE LOWER END OF THE RANGE, — >>FROM WHO? >>OUR INITIAL BASIS WAS THE TECHNOLOGIES ESTIMATE, SO THEIR INDIVIDUAL ESTIMATE WAS ABOUT $300 MILLION FOR THE FIRST YEAR IMPLEMENTATION THEIR QUOTE WAS BASED ON THE FACT THAT THEY HAD A SIX-MONTH IMPLEMENTATION TIME FRAME. THIS INCLUDES THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING NINE MONTHS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT. >>IS ALL OF THIS MICROSOFT SOFTWARE BEING IMPLEMENTED BY A THIRD-PARTY VENDOR? >>IT’S NOT NECESSARILY MICROSOFT WE DIDN’T SETTLE ON A SINGLE VENDOR OR PROVIDER. WE WANT TO MAKE CLEAR WE ARE LOOKING FOR CUSTOMER RELATION MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES. A NUMBER OF VENDORS PROVIDE THAT KIND OF SOFTWARE. LIT MAINTAINS A NUMBER RELATED TO THE TYPE OF SOFTWARE. >>IS THE UNDERLYING SOFTWARE THAT YOU ARE REQUESTING A MICROSOFT PRODUCT OR ARE THERE MULTIPLE SOFTWARE VENDORS THAT COULD PROVIDE THE UNDERLYING SOFTWARE? >>INDEED, THE SECOND. THERE ARE MULTIPLE VENDORS THAT COULD PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE NEEDED. >>THE RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED IN THETRAN07 ARE MORE FOCUSED ON WHAT THE DATABASE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS ARE WITHOUT REGARD TO A SPECIFIC VENDOR, SO THIS WILL PROVIDE A FULL SUITE OF OPPORTUNITIES, AND OPTIONS FOR US TO CONSIDER IN A BUTT PROCESS THAT ARE NOT ATTACHED TO A PARTICULAR VENDOR BUT ARE MORE FOCUSED ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS OF THE PROGRAM, CORRECT? >>WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE CAPABILITIES WE NEED TO HAVE, MUCH LIKE LISA’S CAPABILITIES ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO START WITH, WHAT IS OUR CURRENT STATE AND WHERE DO WE WANT TO MOVE? WHAT CAPABILITIES MIGHT WE NEED IN THE FUTURE, SO AS WE LOOK TO SOLUTION SELECTION, WE WILL HAVE A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES, AND HAVE THE UNDERLYING CORE REQUIREMENTS TO MAKE THAT IN AND BUSINESS DECISION. >>OKAY. THAT’S HELPFUL. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I APOLOGIZE IF YOU’VE ALREADY COMMENTED ON THIS, BUT AS WE LOOK AT THE VARIOUS OPTIONS, I LOVE THAT YOU JUST SAID SOLUTION SELECTION. AS WE IDENTIFY THE SOLUTIONS AND MOVE FORWARD WITH ONE OF THE VARIOUS OPTIONS THAT YOU’VE OUTLINED, ONE QUESTION THAT I HAVE IS IS THIS SIX TO NINE MONTHS AFTER WE PUT MONEY FORWARD IN THE BUDGET OR IS IT SIX TO NINE MONTHS BEGINNING NOW IF YOU STARTED TO DO THE BUILDOUT? >>AS SOON AS A VENDOR IS SELECTED, ONCE THEY BEGIN THEIR DEVELOPMENT WORK ON THE SOLUTION, IT SHOULD BE SIX TO NINE MONTHS. >>WHAT’S THE TIMELINE YOU WOULD NEED IN ORDER TO SELECT A VENDOR? ASSUMING WE GET ALL THE MONEY WE NEED? BECAUSE IT GROWS ON TREES AND WE GET IT IN THE BUDGET? >>LARGELY ON THE VENDOR PROCESS THAT’S USED. IF YOU LOOK TOWARD THE END OF THE’S RESPONSE, WE DESCRIBED THREE DIFFERENT OPTIONS OF HOW PDA COULD SUCCEED. HE WANTED TO SUPPORT THEM IN ANY OF THOSE OPTIONS. THEY COULD MOVE FORWARD WITH TECHNOLOGIES IF THEY FEEL THEY MEET THEIR NEEDS AND FEEL THEY ARE FINANCIALLY A REASONABLE ESTIMATE, AND THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES. CAN ALSO INVESTIGATE THE ABILITY FOR OTHER INDIVIDUAL VENDORS TO MEET THEIR NEEDS, SO THEY’VE ALREADY HAD AN ENGAGEMENT WERE TWO WITH INDIVIDUAL VENDORS SOMETIMES, I BELIEVE WHICH LED TO FRUSTRATION, AND SOMETIMES JUST DIDN’T SEND UP COMPLETING THE PROCESS, RIGHT? THE THIRD OPTION WOULD BE TO SUBMIT SOMETHING LIKE WHAT WE CALL A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. WHICH IS A FORMAL SOLICITATION PROCESS THAT ALLOWS PROPOSALS, AND COST ESTIMATES, AND DURATION ESTIMATES FROM MULTIPLE VENDORS AT ONCE, AND IT WILL ALLOW FOR THE OBJECTIVE EVALUATION BETWEEN THOSE MULTIPLE VENDORS. >>AND LISA, HAVE YOU FORMULATED AN OPINION ABOUT A PREFERENCE IN TERMS OF THE PROCESS QUESTION RELATED TO IDENTIFYING A VENDOR? >>WE WORK FOR THE GOVERNING BODY, WHICH THE COUNCIL SITS ON ALONG WITH OTHER STAKEHOLDERS I NAMED EARLIER. SO IT’S REALLY THE POLICY CORD MEETING GROUP’S DECISION. WHAT WE WOULD RECOMMEND TO THEM, I SUSPECT, IS THAT FIRST, IT WOULD BE OPTIMAL. IF YOU KNOW THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH DISCUSSION ABOUT LOCAL I.T. COMPANIES HELPING IN DEALING WITH ISSUES OF HOMELESSNESS, PUBLIC ORDER, THERE ARE A VARIETY OF CONFIGURATIONS IN WHICH THAT HELP HAS BEEN OFFERED. MICROSOFT APPROACHED THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, WHICH IS HOW THIS ONE BID CAME INTO BEING. OFFERING TO HELP. IT WOULD BE REALLY FANTASTIC AND OPTIMAL IF PUBLIC OFFICIALS, WHO SORT OF CO-OWNED L.E.A.D. ASKED FOR THIS. THIS IS A REALLY CONCRETE, NOT THAT ENORMOUS, WAY IN WHICH A DONATION COULD BE MADE THAT WOULD RELEASE THE DUST DOWN THE ROAD, AND MAYBE MODEL A WAY TO BUILD A REGIONAL, INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THESE PROBLEMS THAT STARTS TO INSPIRE HOPE AND LEGITIMACY, SO IF THAT COULD HAPPEN, THAT IS SUITABLE FOR THE POLICY CORD MEETING GROUP AND POSSIBLY FOR YOU ALL. IF WE ARE PAYING. IF SOMEBODY IS GOING TO PAY, I THINK IT WOULD BE OUR RECOMMENDATION THAT WE DO AN RFP AND IDENTIFY A PLAUSIBLE AMOUNT THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO SPEND, THAT SORT OF WHOEVER IS FUNDING THIS, IS WILLING TO SPEND AND RUN A COMPETITION DEVISED BY SEATTLE I.T., SO YOU KNOW YOU’RE MAKING A WISE, AND PRUDENT INVESTMENT PRACTICES WELL BEYOND OUR SKILL SET, WHICH IS WHY IT WAS SO VALUABLE THAT YOU ENLISTED SEATTLE I.T. TO HELP US. WE ARE NOT WELL POSITIONED TO ASSESS WHETHER THE PRICE IS REASONABLE AND THE PRODUCT IS GOING TO WORK, AND YOU CAN DO THIS TWICE. IF IT’S NOT DONATED, AN RFP SEEMS LIKE THE BEST ROAD >>COUNCILMEMBER BACK SHOP. ON YOUR PAGE FOUR, DEBORAH JUAREZ WOULD BE CHEWING YOU OUT RIGHT NOW. AT THE TOP RIGHT NOW, SUBPARAGRAPH B SAYS FOR AN IMPLEMENT BETWEEN 443,000 AND 739,000, TALK TO ME ABOUT B AND A AS BUDGET CHAIR, IF THIS IS A PRIORITY FOR US, WHAT AM I ASKING? >>TWO A ASSUMES THE LOWEST COST BUT ALSO HAS, WE BELIEVE, THE LEAST CHANCE OF EFFECTIVENESS. WITH OPTION B, WHAT WE ADD IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS RESOURCES. YOU CAN SEE LISTED THERE, SOME OF THE SERVICES THAT WOULD PROVIDE FROM AN ORGANIZATION LIKE SEATTLE I.T., OR FROM ANOTHER CONSULTANCY FIRM. BUT, WE BELIEVE THAT THOSE SERVICES WILL GREATLY ENHANCE THE ABILITIES TO MEET SUCCESS. >>JUST TO MY COGS, I DON’T EVEN WANT TO FULL AROUND WITH SOMETHING YOU DON’T THINK IS GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THIS IS WAY TO CRITICAL. IT’S NOT JUST L.E.A.D.. I THINK THIS IS THE POINT THAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, WHICH L.E.A.D. IS A TOOL, AND AS LISA SAID EARLIER, IT DOES NOT PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR PEOPLE, BUT IT IS A TOOL, AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL BETTER, BE BETTER. AND HOPE GET THEM OUT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, WHERE THEY CAN BE THRIVING AGAIN. I DON’T WANT SOMETHING THAT’S HALF-BAKED. I DON’T WANT SOMETHING THAT’S GOING TO COST THE TAXPAYERS A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS AND NOT WORK. I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE US IDENTIFY WHAT SOFTWARE YOU RECOMMEND, OR SOFTWARE PRODUCTS, AND RECOMMEND A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT CAN DO THE WORK. THIS IS THE WORK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. AND MOVE FORWARD WITH A RATIONAL PLAN. I WOULD HOPE COMING OUT OF YOUR RECOMMENDATION THAT WE WOULD HAVE AGREEMENT THAT WHAT WE WANT IS SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO PROMOTE THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS ON THE STREET. THE TAXPAYERS WHO ARE PAYING FOR IT, AND A RESULT THAT GETS US OUT OF THIS SPIN CYCLE, WHICH IS WHERE I FEEL WE HAVE BEEN. >>THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME. >>YEAH, AND I THINK WHAT LISA IS SUGGESTING IS OUR GREATEST SAVINGS TO THE TAXPAYER MIGHT BE TO IDENTIFY A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP WITH SO MANY OF THE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES IN OUR REGION THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO MEET THE CORE FUNCTIONS NEEDED BY THE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO STAND UP THE DATABASE. THAT WOULD BE A WIN WIN SITUATION IF WE CAN FIND A PATH TO IDENTIFYING THE PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP THAT ALLOWS US TO USE TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR OTHER ASPECTS OF WHAT WOULD BE NEEDED TO BE LAYERED ON TOP OF THE TECHNOLOGY, SUCH AS, I THINK THERE WAS A PROJECT MANAGER THAT WAS IDENTIFIED, AN ACTUAL REAL HUMAN, BUT ISN’T FUNDED YET. WE COULD UTILIZE OUR HUMAN RESOURCES IN A MUCH MORE STATEGIC WAY TO LEVERAGE THAT TECH ALGAE, AND I AM HAPPY TO BE A PARTNER IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS FOR I.T. AND THE PDA, IF YOU WILL FIND THAT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL. I THINK IT’S A MATTER OF US COALESCING AND PERHAPS IDENTIFYING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOLKS IN SOME OF OUR LOCAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES. AND MAKING A REQUEST FOR A STRATEGIC PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, AND A PROGRAM THAT IS, I BELIEVE SUCCESSFUL. AND THAT I BELIEVE IS ACTUALLY STRONGLY FAVORED BY MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND CERTAINLY, BY FOLKS WERE UTILIZING THE PROGRAM TO BE DIVERTED FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. >>WE HAVEN’T COMMENTED ON THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED BY THE FACT THAT THE KING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND SEATTLE PD WILL BE USING THE SAME RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SO BUILDING A DATABASE THAT CAN BE QUERIED BY 43, KIND OF INSTANTLY ACCOMPLISHES A UNIFICATION OF STRATEGY BETWEEN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, WHICH USES L.E.A.D., AND SPD, SO IT’S REALLY A GOOD TIME TO MAKE SOMETHING PARTNER WITH MARK 43. THAT’S ABOUT TO BE THE REGIONAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SO COUNTY, CITY, PRIVATE KIND OF MATCHING APPROACH COULD REALLY BE VERY WELL-TIMED. >>I’M SURE WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU OFF-LINE TO FIND OUT WHO THE POINTS OF CONTACT WOULD BE THAT WE SHOULD BE ENGAGING TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION. >>I KNOW YOU BROUGHT MARK UP WHEN WE WERE MEETING IN OCTOBER. I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT CONTINUING TO WORK, AND THAT OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SHERIFF WILL BE COORDINATING, AND THIS WHOLE DATA CORONATION STRIKES ME AS BEING ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT ABSOLUTELY HAS TO BE DONE, SO I’M WONDERING IF I’M GOING TO SHIFT BACK TO YOU, CHAIR. WE RECEIVED A MEMO FROM MIKE FONG DATED APRIL 22, AND ONE OF THE SENTENCES HERE IS THERE IS STRONG INTEREST ON PART OF THE EXECUTIVE TO MINIMIZE RISK OF REDUNDANCY, OR BOUTIQUE TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS IN ISOLATION OF THE BROADER CONTEXT OF POTENTIAL I.T. NEEDS. I THINK WE ALL AGREE WITH THAT. >>WE DON’T WANT TO BE WASTING FUNDS. WE DON’T WANT THINGS WE HAVE TO DUPLICATE, BUT I AM WONDERING WHETHER WE HAVE GOT THE SUPPORT OF YOUR OFFICE, OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, TO REALLY WORK ON THIS COORDINATED EFFORT, AND IF SO, IF WE CAN HAVE A STRATEGY THAT IS DONE BY SEPTEMBER 1, SO WHEN WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR BUDGET, AND WE CAN WORK WITH THE EXECUTIVE TO MAKE SURE THE MONEY IS IN HER BUDGET, BUT ALSO IF WE CAN DO THIS IN A COLLABORATIVE WAY. I DON’T WANT IT TO BE A COUNCIL VERSUS EXECUTIVE OR I.T. VERSUS THE POLICE SORT OF RESPONSE. WE’VE GOT TO GET THIS TOGETHER. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEA ABOUT WHAT THE EXECUTIVE IS LOOKING AT HERE? >>I WILL LOOK TO THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE US SOME INSIGHT. >>I THINK THE CONCERN IS AS THE CHAIR TALKED ABOUT GETTING TOGETHER WITH A PARTNERSHIP TO PERHAPS MOVE THIS ALONG IS THE IDEA THAT SOME OF THE OTHER ELEMENTS THAT DO CASE MANAGEMENT MIGHT NOT BE FORGOTTEN ALONG THE WAY, TOO, WHETHER THAT IS A CONSIDERATION FOR FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEM IN, OR IF THEY ARE CONSIDERED ALONG THE WAY, BUT I IMAGINE MANY OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT ARE UNDER CASE MANAGEMENT WITH L.E.A.D. ALSO TOUCH SOME OF THESE OTHER ELEMENTS THAT RELATE TO CITY RELATED CASE MANAGEMENT ENTITIES. IT WOULD MAKE SOME SENSE TO HAVE A COORDINATED PLACE WHERE THE CASE MANAGEMENT IS DONE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A LOOK AT NOT ONLY EFFICIENCIES, BUT PERFORMANCE METRICS. >>I APPRECIATE THAT PERSPECTIVE IS, AND THAT LONG-TERM STRATEGIC GOAL, AS I’M HEARING AND DESCRIBED. ON THE FLIPSIDE, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM IS DIFFERENT THAN OUR ORDINARY CASE MANAGEMENT NEEDS, AND SOFTWARE NEEDS AROUND YOU KNOW MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE COLLECTING APPROPRIATE DATA FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM, AND I THINK THERE IS A RISK OF CONFLATING THIS DATABASE, WHICH IS FUNDAMENTALLY ABOUT DIVERSION FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH OUR SUITE OF SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE IN THE AREA OF HOMELESSNESS. I STILL SEE THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM AS FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT IN MANY WAYS. SO, I WORRY ABOUT TAKING THE APPROACH OF WE ARE GOING TO FIX THE OVERARCHING TECHNOLOGY NEEDS FOR SERVICES AT THE CITY BEFORE WE ARE ABLE TO STAND UP AND MEET WITH SEEMS TO BE CLEAR AND SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS OF A DISCRETE PROGRAM. I THINK I WORRY ABOUT TAKING THAT APPROACH. IT SEEMS TO BE OVERLY JUDICIOUS, AND SORT OF OVERCOMPLICATED AND OVERLY BUREAUCRATIC TO WHAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE A PRETTY SIMPLE FOR US TO DO IN A VERY NARROW BODY OF WORK THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGING IN. THAT REALLY LEADS TO THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND ONE SMALL AGENCY. >>THREE QUICK THOUGHTS. ONE, I APPRECIATE AND CONCUR THERE IS SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT WHEN POLICE OFFICERS HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE TO MAKE AN ARREST AND CHOOSE NOT TO. THAT’S A UNIQUE THAT CRISIS INTERVENTION, BUT IT’S A UNIQUE DECISION THAT REQUIRES A FIRM BASIS. THE OFFICER IS ABLE TO RELY ON THE RECEIVING SYSTEM. IF YOU ARE WALKING INTO COURT AND ADVOCATING FOR SOMEONE BASED ON INFORMATION GAINED FROM THIS PARTNERSHIP, YOU NEED TO HAVE A STRONG LEVEL OF RELIANCE ON THAT INFORMATION. WE ARE ASKING FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT PAR FIRST NEWS OFFICERS TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT’S MORE EFFECTIVE. THEY NEED TO MAKE THAT CHANGE. THEY JUST DIDN’T KNOW SOMETHING BUT THE GROUND ISN’T GOING TO FALLOUT UNDERNEATH THEM. THAT’S NOT TO SAY OTHER PEOPLE DON’T NEED INFORMATION. THE SPECIFIC NEEDS HERE ARE PRETTY ACUTE. BUT ADDITIONALLY, I THINK IT WOULD BE WISE TO NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT WITH WHOEVER IS GOING TO PROVIDE THIS TECHNOLOGY. THAT PROVIDES FOR MODULAR ADAPTATION. WE WILL POTENTIALLY HAVE AN ABILITY TO PROCURE ADD-ON EXTENSIONS OF THIS THAT MAKE SENSE IN THE CONTEXT OF ANOTHER PROGRAM. MAYBE, WHICH DOESN’T HAVE ALL THE SAME PARTNERS, BUT IF THIS WORKS WELL, SORT OF EXPLORING THE ROAD IN A WAY THAT MAY ELIMINATE WHAT MAKES SENSE FOR THESE OTHER PARTNERSHIPS, BUT FINALLY TO THE EXTENT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT CASE MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, A POPULATION WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS, WHAT WE ARE FINDING INCREASINGLY IS THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND CARE PROVIDERS CAN SEE INTO A POOL OF INFORMATION THAT IS VERY USEFUL. WE CANNOT SEE THAT. WE ARE NOT BEHIND THAT FIREWALL. LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN’T SEE BEHIND THAT. NOW TO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW’S POINT ABOUT THE BUILDING OF A SINGLE DIVERSION, THERE IS A LOT OF POTENTIAL TO PUT THESE PIECES TOGETHER UNTIL THE DATABASE WILL ONLY ENHANCE THAT BECAUSE IF OUR CASE MANAGERS CAN SEE ALL OF THAT, THEY ARE TALKING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS WHO GET THE BENEFIT OF ALL OF THAT. I THINK IT WILL INCREASE THE INTELLIGENCE OF OUR WHOLE SYSTEM TO START BY HAVING THIS KEY PARTNERSHIP BE AWARE OF MORE INFORMATION THEY NEED AT CRITICAL DECISION POINTS. >>A KEYWORD YOU JUST SAID WAS MODULAR ADD-ONS. WE DON’T WANT TO DUPLICATE ANYTHING. WE ARE NOT TRYING TO BE A BOUTIQUE ALL BY OURSELVES DATABASE. WE WANT SOMETHING THAT CAN BE SHARED. YOU SAID ABOUT THE CASE MANAGERS. IT ALSO COMES BACK TO OUR LOW ACUITY WORK. WE WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE LOW ACUITY PROJECT SO MANY OF US WORKED SO HARD LAST YEAR TO GET ONLINE. I THINK THE PUBLIC IS CRYING OUT FOR THIS, AND GOODNESS KNOWS WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING AT KOMO NEWS OR SCOTLAND NEWS REPORTERS, ALL OF THE ARTICLES THAT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THIS, WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS. IT’S THAT INTERFACE. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT A CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, BUT MORE HOUSING IS NEEDED, AND MORE MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. THE TOOLS HAVE GOT TO BE AVAILABLE TO HELP US COORDINATE. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF US WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT, AND JUST MY FERVENT HOPE AND DESIRE, IS THAT WE CAN GET THIS FUNDED, FRANKLY IDENTIFIED BEFORE BUDGET STARTS IN OCTOBER BECAUSE I KEEP LOOKING AT MY WATCH, AND I’M TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER SEVEN MONTHS. I WANT TO SEE SOME RESULTS. THIS IS ONE OF THEM. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. >>WE ARE SELLING THE NAMING RIGHTS OF THE DATABASE. >>THE SALLY BAGSHAW DAY. >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>I THINK WE’RE GOING TO CLOSE UP HERE BECAUSE WE ARE CLOSE TO 15 MINUTES OVER THE ALLOTTED TIME. I WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF EVERYBODY IS PART-TIME, BUT I DO WANT TO PICK UP ON A THREAD THAT COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW PUT OUT THERE, WHICH IS HOW I BELIEVE THAT JUST LIKE HER, THAT THE PUBLIC IS REALLY CRYING OUT FOR US TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE WORK THAT L.E.A.D. DOES. IT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOOL FOR US TO REALLY BE ABLE TO RISE TO THE OCCASION, TO MEET SOME OF THE CRIME AND DISORDER CONCERNS THAT FOLKS HAVE WHILE ALSO MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY SUFFERING AND OUR SOLUTION HAS BEEN TO FUNNEL PEOPLE INTO JAIL AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THAT IS NOT A SOLUTION. IT CONTINUES TO PUT US IN A SITUATION WHERE WE ARE CONTINUING TO PERPETUATE THE STATUS QUO OF GORILLAS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION. THIS ALLOWS US TO SUPPORT, ALLOWS US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS AREA AND I BELIEVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ELECTED US ARE DEMANDING WE RISE TO THE OCCASION. TWO, THIS CITY COUNCIL CONTINUES TO BE ACCUSED ABOUT ITS LACK OF WILLINGNESS TO SELL TOWARD TOOLS THAT WILL ALLOW POLICE OFFICERS TO DO THEIR WORK, AND DO IT EFFECTIVELY. THIS DATABASE AS FAR AS I CAN TELL IS THE TOOL THAT OFFICERS NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO THEIR WORK EFFECTIVELY, AND NOT THE ACCUSED OF FALSELY ARRESTING OR NOT DOING ANYTHING, OR HAVING THEIR HANDS TIED, TO NOT BEING ABLE TO ARREST PEOPLE OR DIVERT PEOPLE OFF OF THE STREETS INTO THE HELP THAT THEY NEED. THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY AS CITY COUNCIL TO THE RECORD THAT WE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS TOOL, WHICH WILL PROVIDE A TOOL DIRECTLY TO OFFICERS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS, AND ADDRESS THE CRIME AND DISORDER OCCURRING ON THE STREET, WHILE ALSO ADDRESSING THE HUMAN SUFFERING OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING THESE EXPERIENCES. I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THE CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS DATABASE TOOL TO ALLOW OFFICERS TO BE ABLE TO DO THE JOB THAT THEY WANT TO DO, AND TO MOVE AWAY FROM THAT NOW IS A MISTAKE, AND I DON’T SUPPORT MOVING AWAY FROM IT I GOT A LITTLE FIRED UP ABOUT THAT, BUT I FEEL PRETTY STRONGLY ABOUT THAT. >>OBVIOUSLY, YOU DO. NOT A PREPARED SCRIPT. OBVIOUSLY, THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH WRITTEN ABOUT HOW THE POLICE SAY THEIR HANDS ARE TIED. THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING TO ALL OF US BECAUSE WE KNOW WE ARE DOING THE BEST WE CAN TO BOTH TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE ON THE STREET, BUT ALSO TO TAKE CARE OF THE NEIGHBORS, WHO WERE SAYING YOU JUST CAN’T LET PEOPLE CONTINUE BREAKING IN AND STEALING STUFF. THIS IS A STEP FORWARD THAT SUPPORTS THE PROGRAM THAT NOT ONLY, LISA, YOU’VE AND WORKING ON FOR THE BETTER PART OF YOUR LIFETIME, IT SEEMS, BUT THAT OUR KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, OUR CITY ATTORNEY WANTS US TO DO, AND IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S EITHER OR. IT’S AN AND PICK IT’S ALWAYS AN AND PICK THIS GIVES HIM ONE MORE OPTION AND ONE MORE CHOICE. LET’S GO. >>THOSE REFERRALS ARE BEING MADE BY OFFICERS, MAKE NO MISTAKE. THAT’S WHERE THE REFERRALS COME FROM. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO REFER PEOPLE TO A PROGRAM THAT THEY DON’T BELIEVE IN, THAT THEY DON’T THINK IS LEGITIMATE CLEARLY, OUR OFFICERS BELIEVE L.E.A.D. IS A LEGITIMATE, HELPFUL TOOL TO ADDRESS WHAT THEY ARE SEEING EVERY DAY IN THE FIELD. WE ARE DRAGGING OUR FEET ON WHAT, I THINK, IS A PRETTY SIMPLE, TECHNOLOGICAL FIX, TO MAKE SURE THE PROGRAM CONTINUES TO WORK, AND IT IS MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE OFFICERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE PRIMARY USERS OF THIS TOOL, SO I MADE THESE REMARKS AS NOT AN INSULT OR CRITICISM OF THE SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, OR SPD. I’M ACTUALLY ADVOCATING FOR YOU ALL. I REALLY DO. I THINK JUST THE COMMENTS AROUND HOW DISCONNECTED OFFICERS ARE FROM BEING ABLE TO VERIFY WHETHER THE PERSON THEY ARE ENGAGING WITH EITHER IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT OR OTHERWISE IS NOT FAIR TO THEM. WE ARE MAKING THEIR JOB THAT MUCH HARDER. AT THE SAME TIME, WHILE WE ARE MAKING THE JOB HARDER FOR OFFICERS, WE ARE ALSO DOING AN INCREDIBLE DISSERVICE TO THE PEOPLE WHO COULD BE LEGITIMATELY ENGAGED IN THE L.E.A.D. PROGRAM AND BEGIN TO MOVE ON TO A BETTER PLACE. I HOPE WE CAN ALL CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER ON THIS AND WE CAN DO THAT WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY, AND WHAT SORT OF AN ANCHOR IN KNOWING THIS IS THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR US NOW. THOSE ARE ALL OF MY SENTIMENTS ON THIS ISSUE FOR NOW. >>LET’S WORK TOWARD AUCTION OPTION 2B TOGETHER. THIS IS IN NO WAY A COMPLAINT ABOUT YOU ALL. THIS IS THANKING YOU FOR ALL THE WORK YOU’VE DONE. AND THE CORONATION, AND FOR THE OFFICERS TO KNOW THAT WE WANT TO HAVE THEIR BACKS, SO — >>MAY I JUST ADD ONE MORE DATA POINT, WHICH IS THAT WE EXPANDED TO SODO A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. ABOUT A MONTH AGO. OUR FIRST REFERRAL WAS FROM A CAPTAIN. THAT IS HOW DEDICATED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS WITH THIS PROGRAM. WE HAVE HAD MULTIPLE ROLLING AND SINCE THEN. >>I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE OFFICERS WHO SEE THIS AS A VIABLE TOOL AND OPTION, AND TO CONTINUE TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, THEIR POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WITH THE PROGRAM, AND I THINK THOSE ARE IMPORTANT DATA POINTS FOR US TO HAVE AS MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND AS MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. I APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED EFFORT, AND COLLABORATION. THIS BABE HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE IT FIRST STARTED, AND I THINK WE ARE IN A REALLY POSITIVE SPACE RIGHT NOW, AND WE JUST NEED TO BE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT KEEPING UP THE MOMENTUM, AND THE SENSE OF URGENCY THAT I CONTINUE TO SEE FROM OFFICERS WHO FEEL LIKE THEY DON’T HAVE VIABLE TOOLS AT THEIR DISPOSAL IS REAL, AND I BELIEVE ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO LOW MORALE IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THIS IS ONE OF OUR TOOLS AVAILABLE TO US NOW TO BEGIN TO TURN THE CORNER THERE. THAT BEING SAID, DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY BEFORE WE ADJOURN? KNOW? GREAT. THIS WAS OUR LAST AGENDA ITEM. I JUST WANT TO REMIND THE VIEWING PUBLIC THAT WE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL CONVENING OF THIS COMMITTEE THIS FRIDAY AT 1:00. 12:00 OVER THE NOON HOUR. IT WILL BE A LUNCH AND LEARN HOSTING PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL AND TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION, FUTURE LIES, CLIMATE CHOICES, AND OTHERS AT THE TABLE TO HEAR ABOUT THE PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL’S VISITS 2050, WHICH IS A PLAN AROUND REGIONAL GROWTH AND WE ARE GOING TO HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO SEND TO THE CONVERSATION NOT JUST ON THE REGIONAL GROWTH PLAN, BUT REALLY CENTER THAT CONVERSATION ON EQUITY, AND MAKING SURE THOSE FOLKS CONTINUE TO BE PART OF OUR REGION FROM HOUSING TO TRANSPORTATION. REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO HOSTING THAT LUNCH AND LEARN CONVERSATION IN CHAMBERS AT NOON THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 26. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING SOME OF YOU THERE IF YOU’RE INTERESTED. THAT SAID, THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED. THANK YOU.

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