Seattle City Council Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee 5/8/19


>>>GOOD MORNING. TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019. IT IS 9:01 A.M. THIS IS A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GENDER EQUITY, SAFE COMMUNITIES, NEW EDUCATION, AND COMMITTEE. I’M LORENA GONZALEZ. I AM THE CHAIR OF THIS COMMITTEE. I EXPECT OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL BE JOINING ME THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. THERE ARE THREE ITEMS ON TODAY’S AGENDA. WE HAD TO SHORTEN IT UP GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF INTEREST WE EXPECT IN BOTH OF THE TWO FIRST ITEMS. AND OF COURSE, THAT IS NOT TO NEGLECT OUR THIRD ITEM ABOUT PAID FAMILY LEAVE. SO THE FIRST ITEM WILL BE TO CONSIDER AND TAKE A VOTE ON ORDINANCE 119590 WHICH RELATES TO THE MOBILE INTEGRATED PILOT PROGRAM BY THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT. AND THE SECOND WILL BE FROM A VARIETY OF DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED EMPHASIS PATROLS PROGRAM IN SEVEN DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT CITY. LASTLY, WE WILL GET A BRIEFING AND OVERVIEW OF WASHINGTON’S PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE EMPLOYEE SECURITY DEPARTMENT. VERY EXCITED ABOUT HOSTING FOLKS FROM WASHINGTON STATE IN COMMITTEE TODAY TO TALK TO US ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR THE BRAND NEW FAMILY AND PAID MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM. H OF EMPLOYEES SHOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT THEY’RE RECEIVING PAY DEDUCTIONS IN THEIR PAYROLL CHECKS STARTING JANUARY 1, 2019 AND GERNING JANUARY 1, 2020 PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF MAKING CLAIMS WITH THE STATE FOR PURPOSES OF RECEIVING THIS WONDERFUL BENEFIT. I’M EXCITED ABOUT HEARING MORE ABOUT THAT GIVEN THAT WE ARE A MAJOR EM EMPLOYER IN THE ENTIRE STATE, EMPLOY THE MOST NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ACROSS THE STATE. THIS IS PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO OUR WORK FORCE HERE IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THESE WORKERS LIVE HERE OR NOT. VERY EXCITED ABOUT HEARING FROM THE STATE ON THAT PARTICULAR TOPIC AS WELL. I’D LIKE TO WELCOME COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW TO THE DEMIT TEE. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. WE WILL GO AHEAD AND BEGIN OUR AGENDA. AS USUAL WE WILL BEGIN WITH PUBLIC COMMENT. SO EACH INDIVIDUAL WILL HAVE UP TO TWO MINUTES TO PROVIDE US WITH THEIR PUBLIC TESTIMONY. WE HAVE 23 INDIVIDUALS SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AFT TWO MINUTES EACH. SO I WILL CALL THE NAMES OF THREE INDIVIDUALS. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVEN’T BEEN HERE, YOU’LL HEAR YOUR NAME CALLED. BOTH OF THESE MICROPHONES WORK UP HERE. SO IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TIME CALLED, I WOULD ASK AS YOU HEAR YOUR NAME CALLED YOU COME UP TO ONE OF THE TWO MICROPHONES AND BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CUEING UP. ONCE YOUR TWO MINUTES START, PROVIDE US YOUR NAME TO REMIND US WHO YOU ARE. IF YOU HAVE AN AFFILIATION, WE’D BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT AS WELL. WE’D REQUEST YOU SPEAK TO AN ITEM ON TODAY’S AGENDA. THERE’S ONLY THREE ITEMS. AND THEN AT THE END OF YOUR TWO MINUTES IF YOU’RE STILL GOING, I WILL ASK YOU TO PLEASE WRAP UP. AND IF YOU DON’T WRAP UP THEN WE’LL, UNFORTUNATELY, I’LL HAVE TO NUDGE YOU A BIT MORE STRONGLY TO END YOUR COMMENTS. UNFORTUNATELY PUBLIC TESTIMONY IS NOT THE MOST, YOU KNOW, NATURAL WAY TO ENGAGE WITH EACH OTHER. BUT IT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL US MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE ISSUES OUI GOING BE DISCUSSING OR TAKING ACTION ON NOW OR IN THE NEAR FUTURE. SO WE CERTAINLY WELCOME ALL OF YOU WHO ARE HERE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A REALLY PRODUCTIVE BRIEFING AND COMMITTEE HEARING. AND WE REALLY DO STAKE SERIOUSLY ALL OF THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY THAT IS PROVIDED TO US DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME. SO REALLY GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVE A FULL HOUSE TODAY AND REALLY EXCITED ABOUT HEARING PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS ABOUT THE VARIOUS ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. SO ONCE AGAIN, I DON’T INTEND TO BE RUDE IF I ASK YOU TO PLEASE WRAP UP YOUR COMMENTS AT THE END OF THE TWO MINUTES. IT’S FOR PURPOSES OF EFFICIENCY AND MAKING SURE THAT EVERYBODY WHO SIGNED UP HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ALSO SHARE TWO MINUTE OF THEIR THOUGHTS WITH US. YOU’LL SEE THERE’S TIMERS THROUGHOUT THE FRONT OF CHAMBERS THAT GIVE YOU AN INDICATION OF WHERE YOU’RE AT. WITH THAT BEING SAID, I WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CALLING OUT PEOPLE’S NAMES. YOU’LL HAVE TWO MINUTES. WE ASK YOU START BY SAYING YOUR NAME. THE FIRST THREE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP ARE KAREN FOLLOWED BY HEATHER CARNEY, AND THEN MARTIN CORTEZ.>>I’M KAREN. IS THIS THE BEST?>>YES.>>I’M A RESIDENT OF DOWNTOWN SEATTLE. I’M TESTIFYING IN RESPONSE TO YOUR LETTER TO THE MAYOR ON THE INCREASED EMPHASIS PATROL STRATEGY. I BELIEVE THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU’VE ASKED THE MAYOR ARE A WASTE OF TIME AND THE WRONG QUESTIONS. AND THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE BOTH HER OFFICE TIME AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S TIME TO ANSWER, WHICH IS A WASTE OF OUR LIMITED RESOURCES IN THE CITY. I BELIEVE THAT THE IMPLICATION IN THE QUESTIONS ARE THAT ENFORCING OUR LAWS REQUIRE SPECIAL JUSTIFICATION OR THAT OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR JOBS. THE QUESTION YOU SHOULD BE ASKING, RATHER, IS HOW CAN WE EXPAND THIS APPROACH TO ADDITIONAL PROBLEM SPOTS IN THE CITY AND EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH WE DO THIS EMPHASIS. IT’S ALWAYS BETTER WHEN WE HAVE MORE POLICE, MORE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS TO KEEP THINGS IN CHECK. IT MIGHT STOP SOME OF THE THINGS FROM HAPPENING THAT HAPPEN NOW. SO THAT REALLY IS THE TRUE QUESTION. I WOULD ASK THAT YOU PLEASE ATTEMPT TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOES OF THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS WHO ARE FED UP WITH FEELING UNSAFE ON OUR STREETS. EVEN DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY OR WALKING THROUGH ONE OF OUR PARKS AND RUNNING INTO ALL KINDS OF UNSAVORY THINGS HAPPENING. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, KAREN. OUR NEXT INDIVIDUAL IS HEATHER FOLLOWED BY MARTIN CORTEZ AND THEN GENE — I BELIEVE IT’S BURNS OR BURR RES. BURR RES.>>HI, MY NAME IS HEATHER CARNEY.>>COULD YOU LOWER IT JUST A LITTLE BIT?>>MY NAME IS HEATHER CARNEY, AND I’M A RESIDENT IN JOURNTOWN. I’M ON THE BOARD OF THE GEORGETOWN COMMUNITY COUNCIL. I’M REPRESENTING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE I HAD THIS WEEK OFF AND WE DON’T HAVE A PAID REPRESENTATIVE. I WANTED TO SHARE THAT WE SAW THE LETTER THAT COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ HAD SENT AND I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I ACTUALLY REALLY APPRECIATE THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED. I THINK THAT THAT’S GOOD TO KNOW WHAT THE BACKGROUND IS. I DO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT’S HEARD TOO. SO WE HAVE SEEN THE POSITIVE EFFECTS ALREADY OF THE EMPHASIS PATROL. MYSELF I WALK MY DOGS EVERY DAY SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. I DRIVE DOWNTOWN ALL THE TIME. I WORK DOWNTOWN. AND I’VE SEEN THE HOMELESS — UNSANCTIONED HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT CLEANED UP THAT I NEVER THOUGHT WOULD BE CLEANED UP. BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NEW ELEMENT THAT’S BEING INTRODUCED INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS UNDERSTOOD, WHICH IS KOUM IS BRINGING IN A — RELOCATING A SOBER CENTER DOWNTOWN IN SOUTH LAKE UNION. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WITH THE POLICE EMPHASIS THAT THAT WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE PREPARED TO HANDLE ANY ADDITIONAL NEEDS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. WE HAVE SPOKEN TO KING COUNTY TO LEO FLORES. WE’VE TALKED TO PEOPLE AT THE SOBERING CENTER. WE’VE REQUESTED 911 TRANSCRIPTS. AND WE’VE DISCOVERED THERE’S OVER 200 EXTRA CALLS JUST FROM THAT AREA. SO WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE FOR SMALL, LITTLE GEORGETOWN WITH NO RESOURCES, NOTHING REALLY THERE BUT AMAZING RESTAURANTS AND BARS, WILL THAT SOBERING CENTER BE ABLE TO — WILL THE POLICE BE ABLE TO HANDLE ADDITIONAL CALLS FROM THE SOBERING CENTER? SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO APPRECIATE THIS, WE JUST HAVE TO MAKE SURE IT’S DONE THE RIGHT WAY. PLEASE DON’T LOSE FOCUS THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS ONE OF THE HIGHER CRIMES PER RESIDENT IN THE CITY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATS BY NEIGHBORHOOD.>>THANK YOU, HEATHER. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU.>>NEXT UP IS MARTIN CORTEZ FOLLOWED BY GENE. AND THEN WE WILL HEAR FROM KAREN FILLI MARN.>>CAN YOU HEAR ME ALL RIGHT?>>YES, WE CAN.>>THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THIS AND ALLOWING PUBLIC COMMENT. I’M HERE TO COMMENT ON ITEM NUMBER TWO. MY NAME IS MARTY. I WAS BORN AND RAISED ON THE INNER CITY OF CHICAGO. AND ONE THING IS THAT GROWING UP WE WERE TAUGHT TO BE, NOT JUST TAUGHT, WE JUST LEARNED TO BE REALLY AFRAID OF POLICE. AND THEM IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. AND LIVING IN GEORGETOWN NOW AND READING THE NEWS LAST WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME I FELT REALLY HAPPY THAT THERE’S MORE POLICE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. AND I’M REALLY GRATEFUL TO THE MAYOR AND TO THE POLICE CHIEF FOR DOING THIS. IT’S INTERESTING HOW THAT CAME FULL CIRCLE. SO THANK YOU FOR THE LETTER. IT’S PRETTY GOOD. I LIKE THE QUESTION ABOUT HOW DO WE MEASURE SUCCESS AT THE END. WHAT ARE THE METRICS? IF I COULD ADD TO THE LETTER I MIGHT SAY WHAT ABOUT THE SOBERING CENTER THAT HEATHER MENTIONED, WHAT ABOUT THAT? WE GOT ONE MONTH OF ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. IF THIS SOBERING CENTER COMES IN, THAT’S 200 PLUS ADDITIONAL 911 CALLS INTO OUR TINY NEIGHBORHOOD. THEY’RE GOING TO OUTNUMBER THE 700 PEOPLE COMING OUT. THERE’S 1,500 PEOPLE IN GEORGETOWN. WE’RE GOING TO BE OUTNUMBERED. WE NEED HELP TO PREVENT THE SOBERING CENTER. BUT I THINK THE EMPHASIS PATROLS ARE A GOOD FIRST STEP. AND AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THIS AND ALLOWING PUBLIC COMMENT. AND FOR HEARING ME. I FEEL HEARD. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MARTIN. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM GENE AND THEN KAREN AND THEN HARVEY ALLISON.>>HI, THANKS FOR HOSTING THIS AND GIVING US SOME TIME TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS. MY NAME’S GENE BURRESS. I’M A RESIDENT DOWNTOWN IN THE PIKE/PINE, 3RD AVENUE AREA. I WANT TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR THIS INITIATIVE FOR THE SPECIAL EMPHASIS. MY ONLY QUESTION IS WHY THIS HAS TO BE A SPECIAL EMPHASIS AND NOT AN EVERYDAY ALL THE TIME KIND OF THING. FOR A LONGTIME WE’VE KIND OF BEEN EXPECTED TO ACCEPT AS A FACT OF LIFE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS AN OPEN AIR DRUG MARKET AND A HAVEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE. AND ALL OF THE VIOLENT CRIME THAT COMES ALONG WITH THE ACTIVITIES AROUND AN OPEN OUR DRUG MARKET. FOR TOO LONG WE’VE BEEN ASKED TO ACCEPT AS A FACT OF LIFE THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS AN OPEN AIR SEWER AND THAT HE GET TO KNOW WHEN WE’RE CLOSE TO HOME BY THE SMELL OF THE URINE AND STEPPING OVER FECES. AND WE’VE BEEN ASKED TO ACCEPT THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, A FACT OF LIFE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, IS THAT OUR HOMES, CARS, BICYCLES, AND PROPERTY ARE NOT WORTHY OF PROTECTION. SO IF THIS IS SIGNALLING A CHANGE TO THAT ATTITUDE AND THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT AS A FACT OF LIFE, I’M FULLY IN SUPPORT OF IT. I HOPE IT’S AN ONGOING THING.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, GENE. WE’RE NOT GOING TO HEAR FROM KAREN. AND THEN HARVEY AND LOU.>>HI, MY NAME IS KAREN FILLIMAN. I LIVED ALL OVER THE WORLD, THE EAST COAST, NEW YORK, D.C. I’VE NEVER SEEN A PLACE SO SAD LIKE THIS PLACE. BESIDES THE SADNESS I FIGURED OUT I’M IN DANGER JUST RECENTLY. I HAD SPINAL SURGERY AND I WAS NOT IN THE BEST STAGE OF MY LIFE. AND I WAS STARTLED BY SOMEBODY AND SOMEBODY TRIED TO GET MONEY FROM ME AND DIDN’T LET ME GO. IT WAS BROAD DAYLIGHT. AND PEOPLE COULDN’T HELP ME OUT, OF COURSE. SO I THINK THIS INITIATIVE IS REALLY VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE SEATTLE IS A VERY NICE PLACE. AND I THINK IT WILL GET WORSE WHEN WE DON’T DO ANYTHING. THANK YOU.>>KAREN, CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE YOU LIVE IN THE CITY?>>RIGHT AT PIKE MARKET. AND I LOVE IT. STILL.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. ALL RIGHT. NEXT WE WILL HEAR FROM HARVEY ALLISON THEN LOU BOND AND THEN CHELSEA NELSON.>>MY NAME IS HARVEY ALLISON. I LIVE DOWNTOWN. I SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S INITIATIVE TO REDUCE CRIME. WOMEN, PROTECTED MINORITIES, AND THE POOR ARE EVERYWHERE AND ALWAYS DISPROPORTIONATELY VICTIMS OF CRIME. ANY AND EVERY PART OF SEATTLE’S CITY GOVERNMENT THAT PREVENTS CRIME ENFORCEMENT INTENTIONALLY TARGETS WOMEN, PROTECTED MINORITIES, AND IT’S CORE. THIS HAS TO STOP. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, SIR. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM LOU BOND THEN CHELSEA NELSON AND ALI, I CAN’T MAKE OUT YOUR LAST NAME. WHAT IS IT? GUMBARI. THANK YOU. OKAY.>>GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS LOU BOND. I’M THE PROPERTY MANAGER OF THE MELBOURNE TOWER ON 3RD AND PIKE. I’VE BEEN THERE FOR 32 YEARS. I’M ALSO HERE TO SPEAK REGARDING THE SPECIAL EMPHASIS THAT THE MAYOR AND CHIEF BEST HAVE SUBMITTED. I’M ALL IN FAVOR OF IT. SEEMS LIKE EVERY SUMMER ABOUT TOURIST TIME THAT’S WHEN THE CITY ACTUALLY BRINGS MORE SPECIAL EMPHASIS, MORE POLICE ON THE STREET. IT DOES SEEM TO HELP. I AGREE WITH AN EARLIER COMMENT. I’M NOT SURE WHY THIS HAS TO BE ONLY A SEASONAL TYPE OF AN ATTITUDE OR AN ADJUSTMENT. I THINK WE NEED THEM ON A REGULAR BASIS. MY LOBBY ATTENDANTS ARE DEALING WITH FECES AND URINE AND NEEDLES EVERY SINGLE DAY. COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, WE WALKED THE ALLEY WITH YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU SEEING IT FIRSTHAND WITH US. IT’S NOT ACCEPTABLE, THIS NEGATIVE BAD BEHAVIOR. WALGREENS IS OUR RETAILER. THEY’RE LOSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A WEEK IN STOLEN MERCHANDISE. THAT’S THEN PEDALLED ON THE SIDEWALKS, THE VERY SIDEWALKS FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR. THAT’S WITH THEM PAYING FOR THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF SECURITY FOR THEIR STORES AND AREAS. SO WE HAVE GOT TO STOP THAT. I IMPLORE THE CITY COUNCIL AND ALL OF YOU TO DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER THAT WE ARE GOING TO SAY NO TO NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR. THAT WE’RE GOING TO ENFORCE OUR EXISTING LAWS. THAT WE’RE GOING TO HELP THOSE THAT CAN’T HELP THEMSELVES. AND IT DOESN’T MEAN HELPING THEM WITH A NEEDLE EXCHANGE OR SOME OTHER KIND OF PROGRAM OF LETTING THEM LIVE ON OUR SIDEWALKS AND OUR PUBLIC SPACES. THAT’S NOT ACCEPTABLE. THAT’S NOT HELPING THEM. WE’VE GOT TO DO MORE. SO I IMPLORE YOU TO DO ALL YOU CAN TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE MAYOR, WITH CHIEF BEST, AND ALL AGENCIES TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU, LOU. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM CHELSEA. HI, CHELSEA.>>HELLO, GOOD MORNING.>>AND THEN ALI AND MIKE STEWART.>>I’M CHELSEA NELSON. I WORK ON THE ADVOCACY TEAM AT DOWNTOWN SEATTLE ASSOCIATION. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE ASSOCIATION WE HAVE MORE THAN 2,000 MEMBERS, CORPORATE MEMBERS, SMALL BUSINESS MEMBERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND RESIDENTS ALONG WITH OTHERS. PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY DOWNTOWN AND ALL THROUGHOUT SEATTLE. AND AT DSA WE BELIEVE — WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT SEATTLE IS A GREAT PLACE. AND WE HAVE SOME SERIOUS CONCERNS. AND SOME ISSUES THAT WE NEED TO WORK ON TOGETHER. AND WE THINK THAT PUBLIC SAFETY THROUGHOUT THIS CITY IS ONE OF THOSE ISSUES THAT WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER. AND SO WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE EMPHASIS PATROLS. AND SUPPORT MAYOR MURRAY IN THIS EFFORT. WE THINK THIS CAN HELP. IT CAN HELP — OUR PEOPLE JUST WANT TO DO WHAT THEY DO. THEY JUST WANT TO WORK. THEY WANT TO GET THEIR SAFELY. THEY WANT TO TAKE THEIR KIDS TO THE PARK. AND THIS COULD HELP US DO THAT, FEEL MORE SAFE. AND SO WE ARE FULLY BEHIND THE MAYOR IN THIS EFFORT. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, CHELSEA. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM ALI. WELCOME, SIR. AND THEN MIKE STEWART. AND THEN MADDIE BRIN DELL.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THIS PROGRAM TOGETHER. I’M HERE TO STAND WITH THE MAYOR AND EMPHASIZING MORE POLICE OFFICER. DURING THE TOURIST SEASON AND HOPEFULLY BEYOND. I MEASURE EVERY PERSON’S CHARACTER BY WHAT THEY DO FOR THEIR COMMUNITY. THAT’S WHY I CAN STAND HERE, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE 1985 DOING THE BUSINESS FROM CAPITOL HILL TO DOWNTOWN IN PIONEER SQUARE. AND I’M NOT PLANNING TO LEAVE. WE WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. BUT ONE OF THE PROBLEM I HAVE TODAY, LAST YEAR I HAVE TO CALL MY BANK HERE TWICE TO DEF PRINCIPAL ON THE LOAN I TOOK TO CREATE THIS BEAUTIFUL SPACE FOR ALL OF YOU AND MY COMMUNITY TO COME AND RELAX AND ENJOY THE COMMUNITY AND LOVE THAT MAKES COMMUNITY MEANINGFUL. AND I SHOULDN’T BE DOING THAT. AND ANOTHER THING IS BESIDE DOING THAT, I FEEL THAT ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES I HAVE TODAY I USUALLY COULD HANDLE ALL THE PROBLEM AROUND MY STORE, BUT THIS DAYS IS NOT POSSIBLE. I HAVE TO CALL 911, AND GET SOMEONE TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE THAT THEY COME IN MY STORE. AT THE END OF THE DAY IF I HAVE KID IN MY HOUSE THAT IS A PROBLEM, I GET IT OUT OF MY HOUSE. OUR HAPPY COMMUNITY IS HAPPY FAMILY. OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT HAPPY, WE GOING TO DO OUR BEST. WE GOING TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. WE GOING TO HELP YOU GUYS. AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO, AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET SOMETHING DONE, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, ALI. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM MIKE STEWART AND THEN MIKE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MADDIE. AND THEN MICHAEL TROYER.>>ALL RIGHT. WELL, GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. I’M EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BALLARD ALLIANCE. WE ARE AN ORGANIZATION THAT REPRESENTS MORE THAN 500 BUSINESSES AND THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS IN BALLARD. THE ALLIANCE STRONGLY SUPPORTS MAYOR DISTURB CAN AND POLICE BEST’S INCREASED EMPHASIS PATROLS IN NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS THE CITY. THIS IS A MUCH NEEDED FIRST STEP TO BEGIN ADDRESSING THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY THAT IS EXPERIENCED BY BUSINESS OWNERS AND RESIDENTS ALIKE. IT’S A VERY CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT RIGHT THOUSAND TO OWN AND OPERATE A BUSINESS. WE DIDN’T SEE THIS YEARS AGO. WITH THIS STEP AND ADDITIONAL ATTENTION IN THE FUTURE, WE HOPE BUSINESSES WILL HAVE TO WORRY LESS ABOUT SAFETY FROM THERMSS, SAFETY FROM THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND SAFETY FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. FURTHER, I ENCOURAGE THIS COMMITTEE TO START EXAMINING WAYS TO FUND A MORE SUSTAINED POLICE PRESENCE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND MAKE GOOD ON THE PROMISE OF MORE POLICE OFFICERS FUNDED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN 2016 THROUGH AN INCREASE TO THE CITY B&OBJECTION TAX AND THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX CERTIFICATE FEE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MIKE, FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING. MADDIE FOLLOWED BY MICHAEL TROYER AND THEN LAUREN ROSS.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU, CITY COUNCIL, FOR ALLOWING US TO MAKE OURSELVES HEARD THIS MORNING. I FIRST WANT TO SAY I FULLY ENDORSE THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL, HER INCREASED EMPHASIS PATROLS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT CRIME IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. THE ENABLING STANCE TAKEN TO DATE BY THE CITY COUNCIL, CITY ATTORNEY, AND KING COUNTY PROSECUTORS, HAS CERTAINLY DONE NOTHING TO DETER LET ALONE REHABILITATE THE ADDICTED OFFENDERS WHO ARE FUELLING THE CRIME SURGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. AND IT CERTAINLY HAS DONE NOTHING TO REWARD THE LAW-ABIDING TAXPAYERS FOOTING THE BILL. AND WHO VOTE YOU INTO AND, IN FACT, OUT OF OFFICE AND DO PAY YOUR SALARIES. THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR ARE THE ELECTED GOVERNING BODY OF THIS CITY. FOR GOD’S SAKE, START GOVERNING. IT IS NECESSARY — IF IT IS NECESSARY TO AFFECT CHANGINGS IN LAWS AND REGULATIONS TO EMPOWER LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO GET CRIMINALS OFF OUR STREETS ONCE AND FOR ALL, THEN GET ON WITH IT. THAT IS YOUR JOB. AND BEAR IN MIND THAT WHILE ACTIVISM IS COMMENDABLE WHEN COMMON SENSE IS APPLIED, IT IS NO WAY TO GOVERN A MAJOR CITY. AND FINALLY, PLEASE STOP INSULTING OUR INTELLIGENCE WITH YOUR TORTURED STATISTICS ON CRIME. WE ALL KNOW THE STATISTICS GAME. WE LIVE HERE AND WE SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH OUR VERY OWN EYES. AND PLEASE LET US NOT HEAR ONE MORE TIME WE CAN DO BETTER. WE KNOW YOU CAN DO BETTER. THE QUESTION IS WILL YOU DO BETTER. AND IF YOU WON’T, WE’RE ON THE CUSP OF A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL DO BETTER.>>THANK YOU, MISS BRINDEL. OUR NEXT PUBLIC COMMENTER IS MICHAEL TROYER FOLLOWED BY LAUREN ROSS AND THEN DAVE, I BELIEVE IT’S CUTHILL. PLEASE.>>THANK YOU. MY NAME IS MICHAEL TROYER AND THANK YOU FOR THE TIME TO GIVE SOME TESTIMONY TO THE EMPHASIS PATROLS THAT ARE PROPOSED BY THE MAYOR. I’VE BEEN CEO OF THE RAINIER CLUB FOR 30 SOME YEARS AND BEEN PART OF THE DOWNTOWN CORE FOR MORE THAN 40. MY PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE COUNCIL IS SOMETHING MUST BE DONE NOW ABOUT ENFORCING THE LAW IN OUR CITY AND PROSECUTE THOSE WHO BREAK THE LAW. SO AS YOU CONSIDER THE GENDER EQUITY AND THE SAFE COMMUNITIES AGENDA TODAY, I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S APPROACH TO EMPLOY THESE RESOURCES AS OTHER COMMENTERS HAVE SAID TODAY. IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AND ANNUALLY IT WOULD BE SO HELPFUL TO HAVE THAT CONTINUE. PEOPLE WORKING DOWNTOWN CAN NO LONGER WAIT FOR THE COUNCIL TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION TO ELIMINATE THE CRIME THAT OCCURS WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE BECAUSE OUR CITY LAWS ARE UNENFORCED. SO I REPRESENT A NUMBER OF MY CONSTITUENTS WHO LIVE DOWNTOWN. SOME OF THEM HERE TODAY. AND THAT’S TRULY THE BIG DIFFERENCE. BUSINESSES HAD TO DEAL WITH A VARIETY OF THINGS OVER THE YEARS. BUT THIS IS UNPRECEDENTED. AND I REMEMBER WALKING DOWN FROM O’DAY HIGH SCHOOL WONDERING WHAT THAT BUILDING WAS THAT I WAS GOING TO WORK IN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. STANDING IN FRONT OF ZALES, WHICH NOW HAS MORE CRIME THERE THAN WHEN THERE WAS A JEWELRY STORE. AND SO WITH THIS THEFT AND SHOPLIFTING AND FENCING AND DRUG DEALING, THESE PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS NEED SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST BEING IGNORED. SO AS I REPRESENT MY CONSTITUENTS DOWNTOWN, AND WE’RE VOTERS, WE WANT TO HELP RESOLVE THIS. AND WE URGE YOU TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT RULE OF LAW. AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. TROYER. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM LAUREN ROSS FOLLOWED BY DAVE CUTHILL, AND THEN GREG SMITH. GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. I AM LAUREN ROZ WITH ROSS IN SUPPORT OF THE MAYOR’S PROGRAM TO DEPLOY RESOURCES TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY IN MANY NEIGHBORHOODS INCLUDING SODO. OUR EMPLOYEES, VISITORS, BUSINESSES ARE DEALING WITH CONSTANT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. SOME BUSINESSES ARE GETTING BROKEN INTO MULTIPLE TIMES A WEEK. AND OTHERS ARE HAVING TO PAY THOUSANDS IN REPAIRS DUE TO VANDALISM AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. WE HAVE BUSINESSES LEAVING SODO NOT BECAUSE THEY’RE CLOSING SHOP, BUT DUE TO THE FEAR OVER THE SAFETY FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS. WE NEED HELP AND THE C IS A NECESSARY STEP.>>THANK YOU, LAUREN. JUST BEFORE WE PROCEED. WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE’VE BEEN JOINED BY SOME ADDITIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS. SO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE COUNCIL MEMBERS HERBOLD, PACHECO, AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL WHO HAVE JOINED US AT THE TABLE THIS MORNING. HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE FOR AT LEAST 10 OR 15 MINUTES. SO I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT RECOGNIZING THAT YOU JOINED US AT THE TABLE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THIS MORNING. WE WILL GO AHEAD NOW AND PROCEED WITH DAVE. AND THEN WE WILL HEAR FROM GREG SMITH AND THEN JILL DONNELLY.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>I’M DAVE CUTHILL WITH CLOOIS PROPERTIES. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T KNOW KLEIS, WE’VE BEEN IN SEATTLE FOR OVER 130 YEARS AND IT’S PART OF THE FABRIC OF THIS CITY. WE’RE HERE PRIMARILY TODAY TO ADDRESS SECURITY AND CRIME ISSUES. WE’VE HAD NUMEROUS INCIDENTS IN OUR BUILDINGS THAT HAVE CAUSED US TO REINVEST HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN SECURITY MEASURES TO PROTECT OUR TENANTS. AND OUR CUSTOMERS. SO WE SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S PROPOSAL FOR EMPHASIS PATROLS IN THE SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. WE WOULD SUPPORT ONGOING EMPHASIS PATROLS IN THE ENTIRE CITY. MATTERS OF CRIME PREVENTION, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH ARE OF PARAMOUNT CONCERN. PIECES LIKE SYSTEM FAILURE BY SCOTT LINDSEY IDENTIFY ACUTE ISSUES THAT SHOULD SPUR ALL OF YOU INTO ACTION. NOT A CONVERSATION, A TASK FORCE, NOT A DEFLECTION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEMIC ISSUES, BUT RATHER WE CAN NO LONGER SIT ON THE SIDELINES AND DEINVOLVE OUR FINE CITY INTO FURTHER DISMAY. WE SUPPORT THE EMPHASIS PATROLS IN THE ENTIRE CITY, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, DAVE. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM GREG THEN JILL DONNELLY AND WENDY NORMAL.>>HI, MY NAME IS GREG SMITH, AND I’M CEO OF URBAN VISIONS, A REAL ESTATE COMPANY IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE. WE OWN PROPERTY IN PIONEER SQUARE AND ON THE PIKE/PINE CORRIDOR. I’M A RESIDENT OF SEATTLE. I’M A PARTNER WITH CHERRY STREET COFFEE SMALL BUSINESS AS WELL AS ARTISTS AT GOOD ARTS. I’M VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE MAYOR’S PLAN. DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH. AS A RESIDENT, AS EMPLOYEES EMPLOYEES OUR TOURISTS SHOULD NOT FEEL UNSAFE. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT FEEL UNSAFE. WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE CONCERNED ABOUT BEING THROWN OFF BRIDGES IN THE CITY. THE IDEA THAT WE’RE CONSIDERING NOT DOING MORE POLICE RIGHT NOW IS — JUST BLOWS MY MIND. IT’S A PROBLEM THAT SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SEATTLE, NOT JUST DOWNTOWN. BALLARD, GEORGETOWN, CAPITOL HILL. AND WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM GOING ON HERE. WE AS A COMMUNITY CAN ADDRESS THE HOMELESSNESS ISSUE. THIS IS NOT A HOMELESSNESS PROBLEM WE’RE DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW. IT’S CRIME AND DRUGS AND DRUG ADDICTS. AND THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON. AND SO I HOPE THAT YOU’LL SUPPORT THE MAYOR IN THIS POLICE EFFORT, THANKS.>>THANK YOU, GREG. NEXT UP IS JILL DONNELLY FOLLOWED BY WENDY NORMAN AND THEN JEFF GAO?>>GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS JILL DONNELLY AND I’VE BEEN BEFORE THIS PANEL SEVERAL TIMES. I STARTED MY FIRST TIME IN 2010, 2014 WHEN THERE WAS A CRACK PROBLEM, I HAVE A STORE WHICH HAS BEEN IN THE DOWNTOWN CORRIDOR SINCE 1976 ON THE CORNER OF 1ST AND VIRGINIA. HOW IS THIS FOR A PR HEADLINE FOR ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING CITIES IN THE COUNTRY AND MAYBE THE WORLD, ALL EYES ARE ON US. INSTEAD OF THE EMERALD CITY SEATTLE IS DYING. ANY ONE OF YOU PANELISTS CAN SIT THERE AND BE PROUD THIS LABEL HAS BEEN ATTACHED TO OUR CITY BECAUSE OF THE INEPTUDE O COUNCIL, OUR GOVERNMENT, THIS IS NOT NEW. WE HAD OPPORTUNITIES TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS TEN YEARS AGO. AND NOW WE’RE HANGING OUR HOPES ON A 30 DAY PROGRAM TO HELP US SHINE LIGHT ON SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AMENDED AND DEALT WITH. THIS IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM NOT JUST IN SEATTLE BUT EVERY CITY. AND I JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW EACH ONE OF YOU AND THIS MAYOR, I’VE BEEN THROUGH THREE POLICE CHIEFS. I’VE BEEN HANGING MY HOPES ON NOW THIS FOURTH MAYOR TO DO SOMETHING, TO STOP THIS, TO TAKE THAT CREATIVE EFFORT THAT HAS MADE SEATTLE ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CITIES IN THIS COUNTRY A LEADER IN DOING SOMETHING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS, ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION, AND ABOUT SYSTEMIC CRIME THAT COMES FROM THAT. WE HOPE THAT THIS 30-DAY PROGRAM WILL AT LEAST OPEN OUR EYES AND JUST START A DIALOGUE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. NEXT UP IS WENDY NORMAN FOLLOWED BY JEFF GAO, AND THEN WE WILL HEAR FROM ROB NICHOLS.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>MY NAME IS WENDY NORMAN, AND I HAVE LIVED AND WORKED AND PLAYED AND SHOPPED AROUND SEATTLE MY ENTIRE LIFE. I’M A NORTHWEST NATIVE. I CURRENTLY LIVE AT 4TH AND UNION IN SEATTLE. I’M HERE BECAUSE I ECHO THE STATEMENTS MADE BY THIS GENTLEMAN THAT IT WAS EXCITING NEWS TO SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SEASONAL EMPHASIS. IT WAS DISAPPOINTING THAT THAT WAS JUST A SEASONAL EMPHASIS. I FEEL LIKE AS A RESIDENT, A TAXPAYER, IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE THOSE EFFORTS REPRESENTING MYSELF AND NOT JUST TOURISTS OVER A TIME OF YEAR WHERE WE KNOW THE CITY IS OBVIOUSLY BUSIER. I WANTED TO ASK YOU TO ALLOW US TO BE PART OF PROGRAMS AND THIS CONVERSATION TO CONTINUE POTENTIALLY NOT IN THIS FORUM BUT IN OTHER FORUMS WHERE WE’RE ALLOWED TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. I THEN, AGAIN, THE SEASONAL EMPHASIS IS GREAT. IT’S WONDERFUL TO SEE THAT THE SAFETY CONCERNS, THE CONCERNS AROUND CRIME ARE GOING TO BE ADDRESSED. BUT WE WANT TO BE A PART OF IT AND THE SOLUTION. AS OUR REPRESENTATIVES I’M ASKING YOU TO COME WITH THE IDEAS, WITH THE PROGRAM THAT IS WE CAN SUPPORT. SO WHEN I INVITE FRIENDS TO COME VISIT ME THEY DON’T SAY TO ME, WILL IT BE SAFE? WHERE SHOULD I PARK? WHERE WILL I BE SAFE? EVERY JUNE I HAVE A LUNCHEON FOR FRIENDS OF MINE AND THREE OF THEM HAVE SAID THEY’RE NOT COMING BECAUSE THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY IN SEATTLE. THAT’S A SAD STATEMENT. AND WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THE CRIME, BUT WHAT I WIRETAPPED TO ASK YOU TODAY IS LET US BE A PART OF IT. THE SEASONAL EMPHASIS, AGAIN, I FULLY SUPPORT. I THINK IT’S A WONDERFUL PROGRAM. WHAT ARE THE OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WE CAN SUPPORT AND BE PART OF CURING SEATTLE? THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, WENDY. NEXT UP IS JEFF FOLLOWED BY ROB NICHOLS AND THEN NATALIE BINER.>>MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>MY NAME IS JEFF GAO, I’M A RESIDENT OF SEATTLE. IN THE SPIRIT OF BEING BRIEF, I JUST WANT TO ECHO EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS ALREADY SAID BEFORE ME THE POINTS THAT I THINK NEED TOO BE REITERATED TO THE COUNCIL. IT’S TIME FOR ACTION PERIOD. THANK YOU.>>YOU WERE REALLY TRUE TO YOUR WORD ABOUT BEING BRIEF THERE, JEFF. THANK YOU. OKAY, NEXT UP IS ROB NICHOLS. AND THEN NATALIE BINER FOLLOWED BY DON ERRS.>>I’M ROB NICHOL. I REPRESENT THE STATE HOTEL. I’M THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE NEWLY OPENED STATE HOTEL AND BEN PARIS RESTAURANT ON 2ND AND PIKE. I LEAD THIS 91-ROOM HOTEL AND BUILDING MOST PEOPLE KNOW IT’S BEEN VACANT FOR THE BETTER PART OF 37 YEARS. OUR INVESTORS COMMITTED OVER $40 PLUS MILLION VENERATING THIS BUILDING. AND BRINGING BRINGING LIFE TO THIS WONDERFUL NEIGHBORHOOD. I’VE BEEN IN THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS OVER 17 YEARS ACROSS SEVERAL CITIES IN OTHER STATES. I’M NOW SEATTLE FOR A LITTLE OVER THREE YEARS NOW, BUT I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, IN THE SHORT TIME I’VE BEEN HERE AND THE CITIES I’VE WORKED IN, I’VE NEVER SEEN CRIME THE WAY I DO OUTSIDE OUR FRONT DOORS. WHETHER IT’S DAYTIME OR NIGHTTIME. DOESN’T MATTER. IT’S RIGHT THERE. WE SEE IT. WE ARE CONCERNED. AND THAT’S WHY WE APPLAUD THE EFFORTS OF THE FOCUSED POLICE PRESENCE IN THE CITY AS WELL AS, YOU KNOW, HOPING THIS IS AN ONGOING SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. AISLE HERE REPRESENTING OUR INVESTORS, COLUMBIA HOSPITALITY. WE’RE PRENTD IN 24 CITIES. HERE IN SEATTLE AND WE HOPE THAT THIS IS, AGAIN, NOT THE END OF IT BUT THE BEGINNING OF SOLVING THE PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, ROB. NEXT UP IS NATALIA. I WAS SAYING NATALIE BUT IT WAS NATALIA FOLLOWED BY DON ERRS. AND THEN JENNY CUVELCHECK. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE PHONETIC WAY TO PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME. IT’S REALLY HELPFUL.>>THANK YOU, LORENA. MY NAME IS NATALIA BINER WHITKEY. I’VE OWNED MY BUSINESS FOR SEVEN YEARS. AND I CAME HERE FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA. AND I’M VERY PROUD TO BE A SEATTLEITE AND A BUSINESS OWNER AND A RESIDENT HERE IN SEATTLE. I’VE SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES IN THOSE SEVEN YEARS. AND I NO LONGER FEEL SAFE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. I RELY ON TOURISM TO KEEP MY BUSINESS THRIVING AS WELL AS LOCAL BUSINESS. MY CUSTOMERS HAVE STATED MANY TIMES THAT THEY PREFER ME TO GO TO THEIR HOUSE AND PICK UP THEIR CLOTHING. I OWN A CONSIGNMENT STORE. RATHER THAN COME DOWNTOWN. WE SEE A LOT OF FAMILIES COMING THROUGH. THEY COME FROM PIKES PLACE MARKET AND GO DOWN 1ST AVENUE. AND THERE ARE COUNTLESS HEROIN NEEDLES THAT I FOUND. I HAVE PICTURES ON MY PHONE. RIGHT OUTSIDE OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. I PULL OUT OF MY GARAGE IN THE EVENING AND PEOPLE ARE SHOOTING UP OUTSIDE OF MY GARAGE. SEVERAL TIMES I’VE CALLED THE POLICE. IT FEELS LIKE THEY’RE UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING. WE PAY SO MUCH MONEY NOT ONLY AS TAXPAYERS, AS RESIDENTS, BUT ALSO AS BUSINESS OWNERS. WE — MYSELF AND SOME OF THE BUSINESS OWNERS AROUND ME, WE ALL FEEL THAT OUR TAING DOLLARS SHOULD PROVIDE SECURITY AND THAT LAWS IN THIS CITY SHOULD BE ENFORCED. SO I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF BOTH INITIATIVES. ECHOING THE WORDS OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SPOKEN SO FAR. THIS SHOULDN’T BE TEMPORARY. THIS SOUB PERMANENT UNTIL THIS PROBLEM IS RESOLVED. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY. AND PEOPLE COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO COME AND VISIT US. AND THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO FEEL UNSAFE. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO STEP OVER FECES. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE THE FIND HEROIN NEEDLES AND EXPLAIN TO THEIR CHILDREN WHY THEY NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS AREA. THIS IS SHAMEFUL AND I’M URGING YOU TO SUP IMPORTANT BOTH INITIATIVES AND TAKE THE EMPHASIS OUT AND MAKE IT PERMANENT. AND EMPOWER OUR POLICE TO ACTUALLY GET CRIME OFF THE STREETS.>>THANK YOU, NATALIA. THANK YOU SO MUCH. DON IS NEXT. AND THEN DON WILL BE FOLLOWED BY JENNY. AND THEN DAVID HANES.>>GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MEMBERS. THANKS FOR HEARING OUT. WE AT AMERICAN LIFE WHERE I WORK STRONGLY SUPPORT THE MAYOR AND POLICE CHIEF’S INITIATIVE. BUT I HAVE A FEW COMMENTS. I’M THE PROPERTY MANAGER AT AMERICAN LIFE. WE HAVE SOME 60 ACRES HERE IN SODO. SOME 200 TENANTS. AND WE ARE ALL BEING IMPACTED AS EVERYBODY ELSE HAS DISCUSSED THIS MORNING BY THE SAME ISSUES. WE ARE COMMUNITY PARTNERS WITH SEATTLE. WE SERVE ON THE SPD BOARD AND THE SFD BOARD. I’M A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE SODO BIA. WE’RE PHILANTHROPIC TO THOSE ORGANIZATIONS. WE PARTNER WITH YOU IN EVERY WAY WE CAN. BUT WANT TO TELL YOU WE’RE BEING OVERRUN. I THINK YOU KNOW THAT. AND IT’S A HARD JOB. IT’S A SOCIETIAL PROBLEM, NOT JUST YOURS, NOT JUST OURS. SO WE RECOGNIZE THAT. ONE OF THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IS THAT THIS CITY HAS BEEN VERY IMPACTFUL, BOTH ECONOMICALLY AND FOR THE WELL BEING AND SAFETY OF OUR TENANTS AND GUESTS. WE HAVE SPENT SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON SECURITY MEASURES. WE HIRED EMPHASIS PATROLS. WE WORKED WITH SFD TO PROVIDE VISUAL DETERRENTS. WE ARE STILL BEING OVERRUN DESPITE OUR EFFORTS. SO ONE OF THE THINGS IS THAT WE OBVIOUSLY KNOW THAT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING. I KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING. AND WE WANT TO BE COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN THAT RESPECT. AND WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S INITIATIVE. WE NEED TO GO FURTHER. WE’VE BEEN PLAYING DEFENSE FOR A LONG TIME. IT’S TIME TO GO ON OFFENSE. WE NEED TO STRONGLY SUPPORT THE LAWS AND STOP THE CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AND GET THE CRIMINALS OFF THE STREET. ONCE THAT’S DONE, I THINK WE CAN THEN BEGIN TO WORK WITH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE THERE BY CHANCE. WE HAVE COMPASSION FOR THEM BUT WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO SEPARATE THE TWO. SO WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE. WE NEED TO GO A LITTLE FARTHER AND IMPLORE YOU TO ADOPT THE POLICY THE MAYOR. LET’S GET THESE PEOPLE OFF THE STREET.>>THANK YOU, DON FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING. WE’VE BEEN JOINED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING. WE WILL GO AHEAD AND PROCEED WITH JENNY. AND THEN WE WILL HEAR FROM DAVID HANES AND THEN BRITNEY BALAY.>>YOU WERE VERY CLOSE. I HOPE MY PHONETIC HELPED YOU. I’M REPRESENTING THE ALLIANCE FOR PIONEER SQUARE. WE HELP CONSTRUCT THE PROLIFIC OFFENDERS REPORT ON THEIR BEHALF. I WANT TO THANK OUR STAKEHOLDERS HERE TODAY IN SUPPORT OF THE MAYOR’S EMPHASIS. PIONEER SQUARE IS HOME TO A DIVERSE GROUP OF STAKEHOLDERS, RESTAURANTS, SPORTS FANS, AND ART GALLERIES, HUMAN SERVICES. ONE OF THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATIONS OF HUMAN SERVICES IN THE STATE. OUR STAKEHOLDERS WANT TO BE SAFE, WHETHER IT’S GETTING INTO THEIR OFFICE IN THE MORNING, SERVING GUESTS, STROLLING THROUGH ONE OF OUR PARKS OR PUBLIC SPACES, OR STANDING IN LINE FOR A SHELTER BED. WE LOOK TO YOU TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE ARE NOT VICTIMIZED AS THEY GO ABOUT THEIR DAILY BUSINESS. WE APPRECIATE THE MAYOR’S OFFICE MOVING FORWARD FOR A PLAN ON NEIGHBORHOOD EMPHASIS AND ASK YOU WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE REAL, CHALLENGING ISSUES WE FACE TODAY. THANK YOU THANK YOU, JENNY. DAVID HANES IS NEXT FOLLOWED BY BRITNEY BALAY.>>MOST OF THE CRIME INCREASES ARE FROM DRUG PUSHER EXEMPTIONS. AND IF YOU KNOW US, THE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DOESN’T LIST DRUG PUSHERS AS A CRIME. THE MAYOR WHEN SHE WAS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SABOTAGED THE INTEGRITY OF POLICE REFORM BY SLIPPING A SENTENCE INTO THE 2012 REFORM THAT EXEMPTED DRUG PUSHERS. SEATTLE IS A SOCIETAL IMPLOSION, A WICKED CORROSION DELIVERED BY LIBERAL POLICIES THAT EXEMPT LOW LEVEL DRUG PUSHERS DESTROYING LIVES DAILY WHILE COPS ARE GETTING RICH MOONLIGHTING AS SECURITY GUARDS PROTECTING BAR TENDERS OVERSERVING DRUNKS WHILE COPS SHOW UP TO THEIR REAL JOB TOO TIRED TO FIGHT CRIME. EMPHASIS PATROLS ARE DESIGNED TO FALSELY ASSURE LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS THEY’RE SAFE BECAUSE COPS ARE AROUND. YET COPS ARE TASKED WITH COFFEE OUTREACH HANGING OUT AT STARBUCKS FOR AN HOUR. HAS RESULTED IN CORRUPT LEADERS AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CREATING EXCUSES FOR MONEY WERE A RIDICULOUS REQUEST FOR ANOTHER NEW POLICE STATION AS IF THAT WILL IMPROVE RESPONSE TIMES WHEN THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE COPS REFUSE TO EVEN BOTHER RESPONDING TO LOW LEVEL DRUG PUSHERS WHO ARE DESTROYING PEOPLE’S LIVES DAILY AND WORKING THE STREET AND CONTROLLING EVERYTHING. SEATTLE’S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INFRACTIONS ARE EVIDENT IN THE POLICE LEADERSHIP DEPARTMENT. IT TRIPS PROGRESS AND IMMROEDZ SOCIETY OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS, START WITH, I HATE TO SAY IT, BLACK COPS ARE HIRED SPECIFICALLY TO PATROL BLACK COMMUNITIES. THEN THEY ROTATE OUT OF THAT DIVISION AND START CONDUCTING SPEED TRAPS ON THE WHITE COMMUNITY DRIVING THROUGH. WHILE THE CRACK OPERATIONS OF BELLTOWN IMPLODE, THEY ACT LIKE THEY DON’T SEE IT. DON’T BE DECEIVED BY A POLICE DEPARTMENT LOADED WITH STATISTICAL DISTRACTIONS TO JUSTIFY THE RICH SALARIES. THE ROOT CAUSE IS THE EXEMPTIONS OF CRACK, METH, AND HEROIN LOW-LEVEL DRUG PUSHERS.>>YOUR TIME IS UP.>>HYPOCRITE AND RAIS.>>YOUR TIME IS UP. NEXT SPEAKER IS BRITNEY FOLLOWED BY MARGUERITE RASHARD.>>MY NAME IS BRITNEY. I LIVE IN NORTH QUEEN ANNE AND SPEND MUCH OF MY TIME IN BALLARD AND FREMONT. MY CHILD GOES TO SCHOOL IN BALLARD. I AM HERE TODAY TO EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER THE NEWLY ANNOUNCED EMPHASIS PATROLS. THIS PROGRAM IS BASED NOT ON ACTUAL CRIME INCREASES BUT ON THE FEAR OF CRIME AND THE INCREASED POLICING APPEARS TO BE INTENDEDTO TARGET UNHOUSED POPULATION. THERE’S NO QUESTION WE HAVE A CRISIS IN OUR CITY OF PEOPLE WHO NEED HOMES. AND THEY NEED THE STABILITY THAT THAT PROVIDES. HOWEVER, SORRY, MY PHONE TURNED OFF. OVER 80% OF UNHOUSED PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED OR WITNESSED POLICE HARASSMENT. IF THESE INTERACTIONS GO BEYOND HARASSMENT INTO CITATIONS OR ARREST, PEOPLE IN ALREADY VULNERABLE SITUATIONS CAN SEE THEIR FINANCES STRETCHED THINNER THEIR JOB PROSPECTS FURTHER REDUCED, AND THE CHANCES FOR FINDING HOUSING IN THE FUTURE FURTHER IN DECLINE. FURTHERMORE, ANY INTERACTION WITH THE POLICE CARRIES THE RISK OF VIOLENCE. THE RISK IS HIGHER FOR THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS, PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND EXPERIENCING MENTAL ILLNESS. THE PATROLS ACTIVELY MAKE THESE PEOPLE LESS SAFE. AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, WE’RE TAKING AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF PUBLIC MONEY THAT COULD BE USED TO HOUSE THESE PEOPLE, TO GET THEM INTO THE PROGRAMS WHERE THEIR LIVES COULD ACTUALLY CHANGE AND FIND STABILITY. AND DIRECTLY USE IT TO MAKE THE PEOPLE IN SEATTLE WHO ALREADY ARE THE SAFEST FEEL SAFER. I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO FEEL SAFE, INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE OUT ON THE STREETS, NOT IN HOMES. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, BRITNEY. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MARGUERITE. AND MARGUERITE IS THE LAST PERSON SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC TESTIMONY. SO I WILL DO A LAST CALL BEFORE WE CLOSE OUT PUBLIC COMMENT.>>YES, GOOD DAY, EVERYONE. YEAH, PUBLIC SAFETY IS ALWAYS A CONCERN OF MINE. FIRST OF ALL, BECAUSE I’M BLACK. AND SANDRA BLAND IS BACK IN THE NEWS AGAIN. SO WHEN YOU SAY SAFETY, ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE BEHAVIOR OF THE WORDS THAT I HEARD COMING BEFORE ME THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE PRIORITIES OVER US? I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO MENTION THEIR NAME. THEY’RE ALWAYS IN THE NEWS. EITHER A BLACK PERSON IS GETTING KILLED OR THE POLICE IS GETTING KILLED. AND IT’S LIKE NONE OTHER I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFETIME. AND I THANK GOD, YOU KNOW, THAT I DON’T HAVE TO FEAR ANY EVIL BECAUSE HE’S WITH ME AND HIS ROD AND HIS STAFF COMFORTS ME. NOT YOU. BECAUSE WHEN I COME DOWN HERE, A BLACK WOMAN SEEMS TO ALWAYS BE DENIGRATED. IS THAT A GOOD TERM FOR THE NUMBER OF TIMES I’VE BEEN THROWN OUT JUST FOR FREE SPEECH? AND I KNOW IT’S FREE SPEECH BECAUSE GOD GAVE ME MY SPEECH. YOU DIDN’T TELL ME WHAT TO SAY. I DON’T GET MY INSTRUCTION. HE SAID I WILL INSTRUCT YOU AND TEACH YOU IN THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO. AND IT’S GOING TO BE THAT FROM NOW ON. AND IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. SO ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THAT IS THE PERPETRATOR COMING AGAINST US AS A BLACK COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE AND DISRUPTING EVERYTHING, EVEN THE GOOD. THEY CALLING EVIL GOOD AND GOOD EVIL. AND I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT THAT BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF TIMES THAT I’VE COME DOWN HERE IS, LIKE, A REPEATED THING. SO OKAY, YOU KNOW? I CAN’T KILL THEM LIKE THAT, BECAUSE I CAN’T KILL THEM LIKE THAT. SO I TRY TO DENIGRATE THEM, MAKE THEM LOOK BAD. IF YOU DON’T DO WHAT THEY SAY, THEY CALL THESE FOLK ON THE WALLS UP IN HERE. AND IF YOU DON’T DO WHAT THEY SAY, THEY GIVE YOU A LITTLE OLD PINK SLIP. KIND OF LIKE WHEN THEY GAVE YOU IN GRADE SCHOOL WHEN YOU ACTED UP. SO IT’S SOMETHING REALLY WRONG UP IN HERE.>>THANK YOU, MISS RASHARD. YOUR TIME IS UP. SO THAT IS THE LAST PERSON SIGNED UP ON THE SHEETS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WHO DIDN’T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP WHO’D LIKE TO OFFER US SOME PUBLIC TESTIMONY? COME ON UP, GRETCHEN. SO GOOD MORNING. SO FOR THIS PART OF THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY WE DO REQUIRE THAT FOLKS SIGN IN. SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT RIGHT NOW, GRETCHEN. BUT AFTER YOU GIVE YOUR PUBLIC TESTIMONY. START WITH YOUR NAME, AND THEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU’RE DONE GIVING YOUR PUBLIC TESTIMONY IF YOU COULD JOT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR US ON THE LIST SO WE CAN HAVE THAT AS PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD. WOULD APPRECIATE THAT.>>I’M ARE GRETCHEN TAYLOR WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY ALLIANCE OF SEATTLE. AND I’M SITTING HERE IN THE AUDIENCE. I WASN’T GOING TO SAY ANYTHING TODAY. HOWEVER, I’M LISTENING TO ALL THESE HEARTFELT COMMENTS, AND IT MAKES ME REALIZE HEARTFELT VERSUS THE STATISTICS THAT WE’RE GETTING FROM THE CITY. THERE’S A MISMATCH GOING ON HERE. AND WE’VE BEEN SPEAKING THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY ALLIANCE OF SEATTLE HAS SPOKEN HERE OVER FOUR AND A HALF YEARS. AND CRIME AND SAFETY IS WHAT WE TALK ABOUT. AND HERE WE ARE AGAIN. WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT. AND SO POLICE EMPHASIS, ALL FOR IT. ACTUALLY THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY ALLIANCE IS IN FAVOR OF ANY BOLD LEADERSHIP THAT WILL PUT A STOP TO THE CRIME AND GIVE SAFETY — THE FEELINGS OF SAFETY TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS ALL OVER SEATTLE. THE IMPACT, THAT’S WHAT I QUESTION. IF THE STATISTICS ARE TELLING US THAT CRIME IS DOWN 18%, HOW IS IT THAT WE’RE GOING TO GET STATISTICS WE CAN BELIEVE FROM AN EMPHASIS? AND MY QUESTION IS, IS THIS LIPSTICK ON A PIG? I’M IN SUPPORT OF THIS. DON’T HEAR ME THAT I’M NOT, I AM. BUT I’M WONDERING AN EMPHASIS DURING TOURIST SEASON, ARE WE TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK GOOD SO WE LOOK GOOD? THAT’S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE BECAUSE WE ARE DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER. WE CAN’T TRUST THE STATISTICS. THAT’S JUST THE BOTTOM LINE. THE COMMUNITY, ALL COMMUNITIES OF SEATTLE, NEED RELIEF. WE NEED TO KNOW THAT SOMEBODY IS TAKING A LEADERSHIP ROLE AND THEY’VE GOT OUR BACK BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW THAT I FEEL THAT WAY. THE ALLIANCE MEMBERS DON’T FEEL THAT WAY. MY OWN COMMUNITY DOESN’T FEEL THAT WAY. SO DO WE SUPPORT THIS? YES, WE DO. BUT WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IS THAT WORD, TRANSPARENCY. WE WANT STATISTICS THAT ARE ACTUALLY SHOWING US THE IMPACT OF WHAT AN EMPHASIS WOULD DO. AND IF IN FACT, THERE’S AN IMPACT, LET’S DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND KEEP IT GOING. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, GRETCHEN. OKAY. NEXT PERSON, PLEASE JOIN US. START WITH YOUR NAME.>>MY NAME IS CURT SORENSON. I LIVE IN THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT. AND I BELIEVE THE THE STATISTICS FOR CRIME HAVE INCREASED BUT I DO NOT — I BELIEVE IT’S FAR BEYOND WHAT IS REPORTED. IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, CRIME IS SO RAMPANT THAT PEOPLE STOPPED REPORTING IT. PEOPLE STOPPED MAKING REPORTS ON IT. IT IS A FEELING THAT IT IS OUR OWN FAULT IF WE LEAVE OUR BICYCLE UNCHECKED FOR FIVE MINUTES OR DROP OUR BACKPACK FOR A MINUTE AND TURN AROUND AND IT’S GONE. THE CHILDREN ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE IT’S THEIR OWN FAULT THAT THEY LOST THEIR BACKPACK. IT IS HEROIN IS THE PROBLEM. HEROIN WE ALLOW HEROIN ADDICTS TO LIVE ON OUR STREETS WITHOUT INTERVENTION. A HEROIN ADDICT IS SORT OF LIKE SAYING TO AN 8-YEAR-OLD DO YOU NEED A BABYSITTER? AN 8-YEAR-OLD WILL TELL YOU THEY DO NOT NEED A BABYSITTER, BUT THEY CANNOT SUSTAIN THEMSELVES. A HEROIN ADDICT CANNOT SUSTAIN THEMSELVES. HE NEEDS INTERVENTION AND HELP. THE CRIME WILL STOP WHEN THE HEROIN GOES AWAY. AND WE HAVE ALLOWED THE DEEP CRIMINALSATION OF HEROIN DEALING IN OUR STREETS. THIS IS A CRIME IN ITSELF.>>THANK YOU, CURT. NEXT UP. AND CURT, DON’T FORGET TO SIGN THAT SHEET. DON’T FORGET TO SIGN THAT SHEET.>>HI, MY NAME IS MARK GEAR HEART. I WORK FOR A R DEVELOPER CALLED RINE COMPANIES. SINCE WE’VE ACQUIRED THE BUILDING, IT’S BEEN EYE OPENING TO SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING DOWN THERE. WE’VE HAD MULTIPLE BREAK-INS, A PERSON CT A LIVE SERVICE FEED FROM THE CITY OF SEATTLE’S POWER GRID AND STEAL COPPER OUT OF THE BUILDING. SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC SAFETY THINGS OCCURRING IN THE BUILDING. THE REASON I CAME HERE THIS MORNING IS WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER PROPERTIES UNDER CONTRACT IN THE CITY. WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS FOLKS WHO WILL HELP SODO STAY INDUSTRIAL, REDEVELOP THOSE BUILDINGS SO THAT INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES CAN STAY IN SOUTH SEATTLE, THE INVESTORS WHO WILL COL TO DO THAT FOR THE CITY, IT WILL NOT HAPPEN UNLESS THE PERCEPTION IS IT’S SAFE. I CAN TELL YOU FOR A FACT, I DEAL WITH THOSE FOLKS ALL THE TIME. THE PERCEPTION IS IT’S NOT SAFE. THIS IS NOT A GOOD PLACE TO GO PLACE OUR CAPITAL. WHICH IS REALLY UNFORTUNATE FOR THE CITY BECAUSE THERE’S A VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW FOR INVESTORS TO CHANGE THE FUNCTIONALLY OBSOLETE BUSINESS IN SODO, AND KEEP THE BUSINESSES IN SODO. I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU WHILE IS A GREAT FIRST STEP, THE BIA FUNDS SHOULD BE IN THE FRONT LINE TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE PERMANENTLY. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.>>THANK YOU, MARK, FOR BEING WITH US. NEXT UP. COME ON UP.>>THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS OSWALD. I’M THE GENERAL MANAGER AT THE HILTON INN SEATTLE. I KNOW I’M NOT A POPULAR GUY BECAUSE I REPRESENT BUSINESS TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. I’M ALSO JUST A PERSON WHO LIVES HERE. THE STORY IS ABOUT ONE OF MY EMPLOYEES. I JUST HAPPENED TO TALK TO HER ON MONDAY DURING LUNCH. AND SHE’S ONE OF THOSE INTEREST GROUP THAT IS YOU ON THE COUNCIL ARE TYPICALLY, YOU KNOW, VERY DRAWN TO AND RIGHTFULLY SO. SO SHE’S IN HER 60s. SHE’S OF CHINESE BACKGROUND. SHE’S A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL HOSPITALITY UNION. AND SO SHE LIVES IN BEACON HILL. AND SHE USED TO TAKE A LIGHT RAIL TO WORK. AND SHE NO LONGER DOES THAT BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T FEEL SAFE TAKING THE LIGHT RAIL AND THE LIGHT RAIL ITSELF. AND THEN THE THREE BLOCKS TO THE HOTEL FROM THE LIGHT RAIL STATION EITHER. SO THEN SHE STARTED TAKING THE BUS. IT WAS A DIRECT BUS. TOOK HER ABOUT HALF AN HOUR. IT WAS THREE BLOCKS AWAY, SO SHE DIDN’T FEEL SAFE TO DO THAT EITHER. SHE TOOK A DIFFERENT BUS, TOOK HER TWO HOURS TO COME TO WORK. AND THAT WAS ONLY A BLOCK FROM THE HOTEL. SHE STOPPED TAKING THAT BUS TOO. SHE DOESN’T FEEL SAFE. SO NOW SHE COMES TO CAR — BY CAR WHICH COSTS HER MORE MONEY AND PARKS IN THE GARAGE THAT’S ATTACHED TO THE HOTEL BECAUSE SHE FEELS SAFER IN A PARKING GARAGE THAT’S ON THE STREET. WHAT’S SCARIER THAN A PARKING GARAGE? EVERYBODY HATES PARKING GARAGES, YEAH? BUT SHE FEELS SAFER IN OUR PARKING GARAGE THAN ON THE STREETS AND JUST ONE BLOCK FROM THE HOTEL IT’S TOO MUCH FOR HER. SO THAT’S KIND OF A STORY THAT, YOU KNOW, OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE TO DEAL WITH. IT’S NOT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, BUSINESS IS FOCUSSING ON PUTTING MORE POLICE ON THE STREETS, YOU KNOW, I’M NOT A POLICE GUY MYSELF. BUT IF IT’S NECESSARY TO SECURE PUBLIC SAFETY A LITTLE BIT MORE, THEN IT NEEDS TO BE DONE. IT MAY NEED TO BE DONE PERMANENTLY. I WALKED BY THE HOTEL AND THERE WAS A GENTLEMAN, HE WAS URINATING AGAINST THE BUILDING. SO I DID THIS. I DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING. I MAY HAVE LOOKED DISPLEASED. SO HE CHARGES ME. FORTUNATELY THERE WAS ANOTHER PEDESTRIAN THAT KIND OF GOT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT SO HE DIDN’T PUNCH ME. BUT I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY IF HE PUNCHED ME. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THERE WAS SOMEBODY AROUND OF AUTHORITY THAT COULD HAVE ASSISTED IN A CASE LIKE THAT. WE’RE NOT A DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT CERTAINLY FEELS THAT WAY. SO THESE THINGS WE’RE DOING IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO DO THEM PERMANENTLY AND INCREASE OUR PUBLIC SAFETY. IT’S NOT FUN. NOBODY WANTS TO DO IT, BUT I THINK WE’RE AT THAT STAGE.>>THANK YOU, MR. OSWALD.>>APPRECIATE IT.>>WE HAVE ANOTHER PERSON IN THE CUE AND MR. OSWALD PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN THE SHEET. THAT’S ALL RIGHT. HI, GOOD MORNING.>>I’M JULIA, I LIVE IN THE STUDIO FISHER BUILDING AND I’M A DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNER AS WELL. I’M USUALLY RELUCTANT TO SHARE AN EK DO TAL STORIES BUT I THINK THIS ONE IS ILLUSTRATIVE. AS RESIDENTS ON THE 3RD AVENUE BETWEEN PIKE AND PINE WE’RE UNFORTUNATELY VERY USED TO THE DRUG TRAFFIC AND CRIME THAT’S OCCURRING AND ARE VERY COGNIZANT OF THAT AND NEEDING TO BE — DEAL WITH THAT ON A REGULAR BASIS. HOWEVER, THIS HAS STARTED TO COME INTO OUR BUILDING IN A NEW AND DIFFERENT WAY. RECENTLY WE’VE HAD THINGS STOLEN OUT OF OUR BUILDING AS HIGH AS THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH FLOOR. OUR RESIDENTS HAVE NOW STARTED FINDING DRUG-ADDICTED PEOPLE IN OUR STAIRWELLS SHOOTING UP INSIDE THE BUILDING. WE ARE NOW HAVING TO TRAIN OUR FACILITIES PERSON IN HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL BECAUSE OF THE NEEDLES IN OUR STAIRWELLS. WE’RE ALSO HAVING TO UPGRADE OUR SECURITY SYSTEM. SO WE’RE GOING TO A VIDEO SYSTEM HAVING TO INSTALL SECURITY CAMERAS. THIS IS ALREADY EXPENSES ON TOP OF HAVING TO CARE FOR A LANDMARK BUILDING. AND THE LID TAX. SO AGAIN, THIS IS JUST KIND OF ESCALATING. OUR PROTECTION IS BEING PUT MORE AND MORE ON US AS OPPOSE TODAY THE FINANCIAL BURDEN IS BEING PUT MORE AND MORE ON US AS OPPOSED TO THE POLICE FORCE AND PROSECUTION SYSTEM AS IT SHOULD BE. SO.>>THANK YOU, JULIA. OKAY. OH, AND THANKS FOR REMEMBERING TO SIGN THAT SHEET. APPRECIATE IT. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTED TO OFFER US PUBLIC TESTIMONY BEFORE I CLOSE OUT THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY PERIOD? OKAY. I AM SEEING NO ONE. SO WE WILL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE OUT THE PERIOD FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. AND BEFORE I HAVE ROXANA READ THE FIRST ITEM INTO THE RECORD, I WANTED TO GIVE A FEW REMARKS ABOUT THE ITEM THAT FOLKS SPOKE TO THE MOST THIS MORNING. AND REALLY JUST ALSO EXPRESS MY THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO EACH OF YOU FOR BEING HERE. I KNOW THAT THERE’S A LOT MORE FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE WHO ARE HERE LISTENNG WITH INTEREST BUT DIDN’T OFFER US PUBLIC TESTIMONY. AND I JUST REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ATTENDING COMMITTEE TODAY AND BEING WITH US. AND IN JUST GENERALLY CONTINUING TO BE ENGAGED AND WANTING TO BE INVOLVED IN HELPING THE CITY COUNCIL IDENTIFY SOLUTIOS AND HELPING THE ENTIRE CITY FIND SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESSING THOSE LIVABILITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS THAT ARE REASONABLE AND LEGITIMATE WITHIN VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS THE CITY. I KNOW TODAY I’VE BEEN TAKING NOTES OF EVERYBODY’S PUBLIC COMMENT. WE HAVE A STRONG CONTINGENT FROM DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS. WE HAVE SOME REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SODO NEIGHBORHOOD. AND WE HAD A FEW FOLKS FROM GEORGETOWN ALSO JOINING US AND PIONEER SQUARE AS WELL. AS WELL AS SOME NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED FOR ADDITIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES IN THIS PRESUMMER EMPHASIS THAT WILL OCCUR OVER A PERIOD OF 30 DAYS. I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE COMMON THEMES THAT I HAVE HEARD ARE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE AUDIENCE SUPPORT THE DEPLOYMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AS DESCRIBED BY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND CHIEF BEST LAST WEEK. I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WHAT I HAVE HEARD FROM FOLKS IS THAT EVEN THOUGH THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD MEASURE NOW, THAT IT IS CERTAINLY PERCEIVED AS A FIRST STEP. AND THERE IS STRONG INTEREST IN IDENTIFYING LONG-TERM, SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO ADDRESS THE LIVABILITY AND SAFETY CONCERNS THAT I KNOW I RECEIVE IN MY INBOX AND HEAR FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS AS I MOVE ABOUT THE CITY. AND SO I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HEAR THOSE CONCERNS AND THOSE COMMENTS, NOT JUST IN CHAMBERS TODAY, BUT I THINK AS WE MOVE AROUND THE CITY AS COUNCIL MEMBERS. AND WE WANT TO, I THINK, WORK COLLABORATIVELY, NOT JUST WITH THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH BUT ALSO WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY SOME SOLUTIONS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE, AGAIN, LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS, EFFECTIVE, SHOW MEASURABLE SUCCESS, NOT JUST IN THE CRIME STATISTICS, BUT IN THE FEELING OF BEING SAFE AS YOU MOVE TARN CITY AND AS THE CHAIR OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, IT’S CERTAINLY MY COMMITMENT TO HAVE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS AND TO REALLY ALLOW US A SAFE AND RESPECTABLE ENVIRONMENT AND VENUE AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO STRUGGLE TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY WITH SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT WE HEARD TODAY IN PUBLIC TESTIMONY WHICH CERTAINLY ARE REFLECTIVE OF SOME OF THE COMMENTINGS I THINK A LOT OF US HAVE BEEN HEARING OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. SO REALLY WANT TO, AGAIN, THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US AND FOR YOUR INTEREST. AND I HOPE YOU WILL SEE THE LETTER I SENT, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A BRIEFING HERE TODAY AS SORT OF A WELCOMING TO THE CONVERSATION IN THE CITY COUNCIL TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT COLLABORATION LOOKS LIKE SO THAT WE CAN ADDRESS MANY OF THE CONCERNS THAT WERE EXPRESSED DURING PUBLIC TESTIMONY THIS MORNING. AND THEN BEFORE WE GO AHEAD AND READ THE FIRST ITEM INTO THE RECORD, JUST WANTED TO SEE IF MY COLLEAGUES WHO SAT THROUGH PUBLIC TESTIMONY WANTED TO MAKE ANY INITIAL COMMENTS OR REFLECTIONS AS TO SOME OF THE TESTIMONY THAT WE HEARD FROM FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE. I KNOW FOLKS MIGHT NEED TO LEAVE AND CAN’T SIT THROUGH THE ENTIRE BRIEFING, SO WANTED TO PROVIDE COUNCIL MEMBERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REACT. NO PRESSURE, BUT IF YOU WISH, YOU MAY. COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW.>>I REALLY WANT TO RECOGNIZE SO MANY OF YOU THAT CAME TODAY AND ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT MANY ARE FROM DOWNTOWN, PIONEER SQUARE, BELLTOWN. THIS IS MY DISTRICT. AND I’M PROUD THAT MOST OF YOU I HAVE CONTACTED AND HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH. BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO REFLECT ON IS SOMETHING I HEARD A NUMB WERE OF YOU SAY, AND THAT IS IT’S TIME FOR ACTION. THESE CONVERSATIONS HAVE BEEN GOING ON NOT JUST RECENTLY BUT FOR THE TEN YEARS I’VE BEEN SITTING AT THIS TABLE. AND I WANT TO APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY WORK, ALI THAT YOU HAVE DONE. GREG, THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE HERE, DOWNTOWN. WE CAN GO ROBY ROW AND WHAT DSA HAS DONE FOR US. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE WHAT WE ARE ALL SEEING IS THAT INTERSECTION OF THE NEED TO INVEST MORE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. OF COURSE, WE CONTINUE TO STRIVE TO EXPAND OUR SHELTERS TO 24/7 AND MORE HOUSING, HOUSING, HOUSING. WE KNOW WE NEED TO DO THIS. I’VE TALKED WITH CHIEF SCOGGINS THIS MORNING ABOUT OPTIONS WE KNOW TO GET PEOPLE INSIDE AND GET THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICE THAT IS THEY NEED. BUT I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT I COMPLETELY CONCUR AND APPRECIATE WHAT THE MAYOR IS DOING WITH HAVING POLICE ACTION TO ARREST PEOPLE WHO ARE DAMAGING, BREAKING IN, CAUSING TROUBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY. THAT THAT IS SOMETHING WHEN LAWS ARE BROKEN, WE NEED TO ACT. AND I THINK FOR TOO LONG THAT WE HAVE DECIDED THAT THERE’S SOME — THERE’S NOT A LOT TO BE DONE. IF SOMEBODY GOES TO JAIL AND IS RELEASED ON THE STREET WITHOUT A PLAN TO HELP THAT PERSON GET BETTER. THAT’S A PROBLEM WE ALL RECOGNIZE. AT THE SAME TIME WE CAN’T SHRUG OUR SHOULDERS AND SAY IT’S TOO BAD BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE BREAKING IN AND WE DON’T HAVE A SOLUTION TO THAT PROBLEM. THE PERSON-CENTERED APPROACH TO GET SOMEBODY INSIDE, GET THEM SUPPORT, AND SAY IT IS NOT OKAY TO BREAK INTO CAR, BUSINESSES. TO LEAVE HUMAN FECES ON THE BUSINESS’S DOORSTEP AND RESIDENTS IN THE MORNING. THAT HAS GOT TO STOP. WANT TO SAY THANK YOU THAT THIS COMMITTEE HAS BEEN OPENED UP TODAY. AND WE WERE ABLE TO HEAR FROM YOU. PLEASE KNOW THAT AT LEAST FOR THE LAST SEVEN MONTH THAT IS I’M GOING TO BE THE DISTRICT 7 REPRESENTATIVE. I’M HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU. AND AS ONE OF YOU HAD ACKNOWLEDGED, SAYING YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, I AND WILL BE VERY MUCH AVAILABLE AND IN YOUR COMMUNITY TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.>>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW. AND I DO THINK THAT THAT RAISES A COUPLE OF OTHER THOUGHTS IN MY HEAD. ONE IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS SOME PUBLIC TESTIMONY, AND I’VE RECEIVED SOME CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT THIS IN MY EMAIL ABOUT SORT OF THIS BELIEF THAT AS COUNCIL MEMBERS WE DON’T MOVE AROUND THE CITY. AND THAT WE DON’T — THAT WE MIGHT NOT SEE SOME OF THE ISSUES PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT. AND I REALLY WANT TO, YOU KNOW, REITERATE THAT AS A COUNCIL MEMBER WHO USES PUBLIC TRANSIT AND WALKING AROUND THE CITY — AROUND THE DOWNTOWN CORE, I SEE MANY OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IN PUBLIC TESTIMONY HERE TODAY. I CATCH A BUS OVER ON 3RD AVENUE BETWEEN PIKE AND PINE IN FRONT OF THE WALGREENS. I WALK ACROSS THE BRIDGE ON MARION AFTER I GET OFF THE WATER TAXI. I SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN PIONEER SQUARE. I’VE DONE WALKING TOURS IN SODO WITH THE BIA. I’VE DONE A WALKING TOUR IN BALLARD WITH THE BALLARD ALLIANCE FOLKS. AND I SPEND TIME IN THE U DISTRICT AS WELL. SO I CAN APPRECIATE THE PERSPECTIVE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SEE THE CONDITION OF NEIGHBORHOODS DETERIORATING. AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THE FRUSTRATION OF NOT SEEING FAST AND EXPEDIENT ACTION TO ADDRESS THOSE DETERIORATING CIRCUMSTANCES. I MOOISZ LIVE IN A CONDO IN THE JUNCTIO. I HAVE WOKEN UP TO PILES OF SYRINGES IN AND NEAR THE DUMPSTER RIGHT IN THE ALLEY NEXT TO MY CONDO. SO I AM NOT IMMUNE FROM THESE SITUATIONS JUST BECAUSE I’M A COUNCIL MEMBER. AND IT’S PART AND PARCEL OF THE REASON I FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO SEND THE LETTER, BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER IT IS WE’RE DOING IS SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM ACTION. AND THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE A MEASURABLE, POSITIVE IMPACT AS A RESULT OF LIMITED POLICE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS AREA OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND INCREASING LIVABILITY FOR NEIGHBORHOODS. SO THAT IS MY MOTIVATION FOR WANTING TO CUE UP THIS CONVERSATION AND LOOKING FORWARD TO LEADING US NOT JUST IN CONVERSATION BUT HOPEFULLY IN ACTION. COUNCIL MEMBER, HERBOLD?>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WANT TO FIRST SAY THAT I’M A STRONG SUPPORTER OF USING LAW ENFORCEMENT VISIBILITY TACTICS TO DETER CRIME AND DO PROACTIVE POLICING. I’VE BEEN WORKING TO TRY TO GET MORE POLICE RESOURCES FOR MY NEIGHBORHOOD, THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN MY DISTRICT MOST IN NEED, SOUTH PARK. FROM 2006 WORKING TO GET BIKE PATROLS TO A MOBILE POLICE PRECINCT DOWN IN SOUTH PARK TO WORKING WITH COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ ON A PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN WITH THE COMMUNITY. AND THEN FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTING IT OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, I THINK REALLY DOING SOME GAME CHANGING WORK FOR THAT COMMUNITY. BUT AGAIN, VISIBILITY AS IT RELATES TO OUR OFFICERS BEING SEEN IS A REALLY WELCOME ADDITION. I ALSO WANT TO MAKE NOTE THAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE BIA DIRECTORS WHO HAVE COMMISSIONED THE SYSTEMS FAILURE REPORT TO BRING THEM IN TO THESE COUNCIL CHAMBERS TOGETHER WITH SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THE COUNCIL WHO HAVE, I THINK, AGREED TO PARTICIPATE AND HEAR FROM THEM A PRESENTATION ON THAT REPORT. AND I’M GOING TO BE REALLY EAGER TO SEE HOW THE EFFORTS OF THE EXECUTIVE WILL ALIGN WITH THE PROBLEM THAT IS WERE IDENTIFIED IN THAT REPORT SOME HIGH LEVEL POINTS FROM THE REPORT, OVER A YEAR’S TIME THE 100 OFFENDERS IN THE REPORT WERE CHARGED WITH A TOTAL OF 3,500 CRIMINAL OFFENSES, 1,600 MISDEMEANOR CASES, AND THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR 636 TOTAL BOOKINGS INTO KING COUNTY JAIL. THAT’S EVIDENCE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT IS TAKING ACTION AS IT RELATES TO THIS POPULATION. IT’S A LOT OF THE ISSUE THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER. I LEARNED YESTERDAY THAT SINCE THAT REPORT WAS ISSUED IN FEBRUARY, NEARLY 80% OF THE POPULATION HAS BEEN ARRESTED AGAIN. SO I THINK THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO CONSIDER AS WE FIGURE OUT HOW TO RESPOND TO THESE ISSUES BECAUSE, AGAIN, AS IT RELATES TO THIS PARTICULAR POPULATION OF PEOPLE, THE PROBLEM ISN’T SIMPLY THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT ISN’T TAKING ACTION. 100% OF THAT POPULATION WAS HOMELESS. AND 40% OF THEM HAVE SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS. 41% OF THE BOOKINGS WERE FOR NONCOMPLIANCE, NOT FOR A NEW CRIME. MEANING THEY DIDN’T SHOW UP TO COURT. AND JUST OVERALL THIS PARTICULAR POPULATION ASIDE, 45% OF TOTAL ANNUAL BOOKINGS ACCORDING TO A 2017 KING COUNTY JAILS HEALTH SERVICES REPORT ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE HOMELESS. SO THIS IS A REALLY MULTIFACETED ISSUE THAT WE REALLY, I THINK, IT’S PORP TO HAVE ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS AT THE TABLE. REALLY EXCITED TO LOOK AT SOME — THE OTHER JURISDICTION, KING COUNTY, IS DOING AS IT RELATES TO THEIR FAMILIAR FACES PROGRAM AND SEEING WHAT SORT OF THINGS WE CAN REPLICATE THERE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO’D LIKE TO GIVE SOME REACTIONARY OR REFLECTIVE, NOT REACTIONARY, REFLECTIVE — ENGLISH IS SOMETIMES EXTRAORDINARILY HARD FOR ME. SOME REFLECTIVE COMMENTS ABOUT PUBLIC TESTIMONY BEFORE WE DIG INTO THE ITEMS OF BUSINESS.>>SHARE A FEW THAUGS, IF I MAY.>>COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL?>>I THINK I HEARD FROM A FEW OF MY COLLEAGUES THEIR SHARED — I DON’T SAY DISGUST, BUT THEIR SHARED CONCERN FOR THE SAME ISSUES YOU’RE HAVING TO DEAL WITH. I ALMOST TAKE PERSONAL OFFENSE TO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DON’T ASSUME WE FEEL THE SAME WAY. AS HAVING A WIFE AND DAUGHTER AND GRANDCHILDREN THAT PLAY IN PARKS AND SEEING SYRINGES, MY APPROACH HAS BEEN — AND I THINK SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES SHARE IT, IS TO FIRST OF ALL FIGURE OUT WHAT BEST STRATEGY WORKING IN THIS COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT UNIQUE TO SEATTLE. AND I DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE REALIZES THAT, BECAUSE I DON’T HEAR THAT PART OF THE CONVERSATION. THAT THERE IS, I THINK, A CREATED NEW SUBCLASS OF POVERTY AND PEOPLE THAT ARE SLIPPING INTO THE CRACKS OF BOTH CRIME AND POVERTY. AND SO THERE IS ONE BOOK I READ CALLED WHEN BRUTE FORCE FAILS, WRITTEN BY A HARVARD-TRAINED PROFESSOR, MARK KLIMAN. AND WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT ARE SOME OF THE BEST STRATEGIES IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WORK. IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO THE THAT. I’M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS WE’RE DOING BECAUSE IT WILL NOT CHANGE MANY PERCEPTIONS. BUT I WILL SAY THAT WE HAVE SOME PRETTY COMMITTED COUNCIL MEMBERS AND EXECUTIVES THAT HAVE REALLY DUG DEEP ON THIS ISSUE. IT IS A HUGE ISSUE. AND WHILE WE ARE A LARGE TARGET BECAUSE WE ARE THE POLICY LEADERS OF THE SEATTLE, I DID NOT HEAR ONE OF YOU ADVANCE A NEW STRATEGY OR A NEW POLICY OR A NEW LAW CHANGE. WHAT I’M HEARING YOU SAYING IS ENFORCE THE LAWS. QUITE CANDIDLY, THAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE. THAT’S ON THE EXECUTIVE SIDE. AND SO THIS PROPOSAL, AND I DON’T THINK YOU’VE — I THINK I HEARD ONE PERSON TESTIFY THAT WE ARE TRYING TO GET IN THE WAY OF THE PROPOSAL. COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ IS CHAIR OF PUBLIC SAFETY. ASKED SOME VERY INTELLIGENT QUESTIONS. THE SIMPLEST QUESTIONS, WILL THIS WORK? WILL THIS CHANGE ANYTHING? HOW ARE WE TO MEASURE SUCCESS? I’M VERY PLEASED AT THE CONVERSATION. AND I’M GLAD TO SEE SUCH AN ENGAGEMENT AND HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU. I WENT TO A SODO MEETING I THINK IT WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO. AND THAT WAS A MEETING WHERE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO PROVE TO MANY OF YOU LIVING WITH THIS PROBLEM EVERY SINGLE DAY AND EXPLAIN TO YOU ALL THE GREAT WORK WE’RE DOING. I DIDN’T SAY A LOT BECAUSE I’M NOT GOING TO DO THAT. I WILL SAY THIS IS ONE OF MANY CONVERSATIONS. AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS. AND SO WE BEGIN HERE. — I SHOULDN’T SAY WE BEGIN, WE HAVE HAD THESE CONVERSATIONS AND WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THEM. I HAVE TO TELL FOLKS, TRAVEL, I TALK TO OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS, MAYORS ACROSS THE CITY, GRAPPLING WITH THESE SAME ISSUES. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER. I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS DISCUSSION UNDER COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ’S LEADERSHIP, WITH MY COLLEAGUE’S COOPERATION, AND WITH THE EXECUTIVE. I WOULD SAY I WOULD DEFEND BOTH OUR CHIEFS OF PUBLIC LICK SAFETY. OUR FIRE CHIEF AND OUR POLICE CHIEF. THEY ARE SOME OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY. AND THE MEN AND THE WOMEN WHO SERVE IN THOSE GROUPS ARE SOME OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY. THIS IS DENIGRATION OF CITY EMPLOYEES, I DON’T THINK THERE’S A LOT OF ROOM FOR THAT. CAN WE DO BETTER? OF COURSE. CAN WE BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN OF COURSE. THAT’S WHY WE HAVE THESE KINDS OF CONVERSATION. THIS BASELESS DENIGRATION, I DON’T THINK THAT MOVES US ALONG. WE SIGN UP FOR IT, BY THE WAY, SO I DON’T TAKE THAT PERSONALLY. IT’S PART OF THE JOB, BUT AGAIN, WE ARE LOOKING AT BEST PRACTICES, BEST STRATEGIES, WHAT WORKS IN OTHER CITIES IN THE CONTEXT MANY ARE DEALING WITH THIS SAME ISSUE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS DISCUSSION.>>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA?>>THANK YOU MAD DAM, CHAIR. THERE’S A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN OUR COMMUNITY. IT’S A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS TO THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SLEEPING OUTSIDE. IT IS TRAUMATIC AND BAD FOR THE HELP OF INDIVIDUALS TO BE SLEEPING OUTSIDE JUST AS MUCH AS IT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS FOR THOSE OF US LIVING AND SEEING THE CONSEQUENCES OF PEOPLE UNSHELTERED IN OUR COMMUNITIES. WHEN PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING IN OUR STREETS, IN OUR PARKS. WHEN THEY’RE HAVING TO USE THE BATHROOM OUTSIDE, THAT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN ITS DEFINITION. THE PUBLIC HEALTH BOARD BROUGHT UP CONVERSATIONS AROUND TREEING HOMELESSNESS AND THE LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. IT’S A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS TO THE HEALTH AND PSYCHE OF THIS COMMUNITY. EITHER WALKING WITH OUR KIDS TO SCHOOL OR COMING IN ON THE BUS TO WORK OR GOING TO THE SENIOR CENTER, WHEN WE SEE PEOPLE OUTSIDE UNSHELTERED, IT IS A CRISIS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE CRISIS TO THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. I THINK THE SOLUTION IS TO LOOK AT DATA-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS. I WANT TO REINFORCE SOMETHING THAT CARMEN BEST OR CHIEF BEST HAS SAID TIME AND TIME AGAIN. IT IS NOT A CRIME TO BE HOMELESS. AND MANY OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE EXPERIENCING CRISES IN OUR STREET AND ARE CREATING ADDITIONAL HEALTH CRISES FOR THE BROADER COMMUNITY ARE OUT THERE BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT OFFERED THE HEALTH SERVICES THAT WE NEED. I KNOW THAT OUR FIREFIGHTER FRIENDS ARE IN THE AUDIENCE AND MUCH OF THEIR TIME IS TAKEN UP WITH HAVING TO RESPOND TO MUCH OF THESE HEALTH CRISES. PART OF THE SOLUTION IS WHAT WE’LL TALK ABOUT. THE MOBILE MEDIC UNIT, OR MEDIC ONE PATROLLING AROUND. WHEN I WANT ON THAT TOUR WITH THE FIREFIGHTERS, THE ONLY FIVE CALLS WE GOT WERE RESPONDING TO PEOPLE DEALING WITH A CRISIS OF BEING HOMELESS, CONSEQUENCES OF BEING HOMELESS, AND LACK OF ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE. THIS IS A HEALTH ISSUE. AND I THINK IT DESERVES A HEALTH-RELATED RESPONSE. ABSOLUTELY THERE SHOULD BE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. ABSOLUTELY WE SHOULD BE MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS ADDITIONAL PATROLS FOR THOSE WHO NEED ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. TO MAKE SURE CRIMES ARE NOT BEING COMMITTED. IT’S NOT A CRIME TO BE UNSHELTERED. IN FACT, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT HAVING POLICY SOLUTION THAT IS ARE DRIVEN BY PERCEPTION. WE ABSOLUTELY, JUST LIKE IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH FIELD WHERE I CAME FROM, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE DATA AND CREATE PUBLIC POLICIES BASED IN SOUND DATA THAT DRIVES WHAT WE SHOULD DO, NOT ON THE PERCEPTION THAT CRIME IS INCREASING IN CERTAIN AREAS. I APPRECIATE THE QUESTIONS YOU SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BECAUSE WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DATA BEARS OUT THE POLICY SOLUTIONS. WE CANNOT JUST HAVE A CALL FOR ACTION AND JUST RUSH TO PUT MORE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS AND ACT AS IF THIS IS A CRIMINAL ISSUE WHEN IT IS TRULY AN ISSUE THAT REQUIRES, AS COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW SAID, ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING. ONE INDIVIDUAL MENTIONED ACCESS TO OPIOID TREATMENTS, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING MANY INDIVIDUALS ARE OUT THERE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE. AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A PLACE TO TAKE IS A SHOWER AND DO NOT HAVE A PLACE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. WE ARE CREATING ADDITIONAL CRISES THAT MANY IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE COMMENTED ON. WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS BE RESPONSIBLE. AND I THINK MUCH OF WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DOING TODAY, WHAT I’VE TALKED ABOUT LAST YEAR WITH THE LARGE TENTS, THOSE ARE GOOD FOR FOLK WHO IS DON’T HAVE A CAR TO SLEEP IN, WHO ARE LITERALLY SLEEPING IN OUR STREETS. WHEN I TALKED ABOUT CREATING THE STAND-UP TINY HOUSES THAT COULD BE STOOD UP IN 20 MINUTES WITH HEAT AND ELECTRICITY THAT HAVE A DOOR AND WINDOW AND TWO BEDS AND A DESK, THIS IS A RESPONSIBLE WAY TO RESPOND TO GET MORE PEOPLE INSIDE. BUT WE HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY AS WE ARE BEING RESPONSIVE. WE CANNOT JUST JUMP TO THE QUICKEST SOLUTION, WHICH IS TO GIVE THE PERCEPTION THAT WE’RE FURTHER CRIMINALIZING HOMELESSNESS. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE REASON THAT WE CONTINUE TO SEE MORE PEOPLE SLEEPING OUTSIDE IS BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE THE SHELTERS AND WE DO NOT HAVE THE HOUSING TO EXIT PEOPLE FROM THE SHELTERS. OUR SHELTERS ARE AT CAPACITY. IN NOVEMBER WE HEARD THERE WERE THREE ENHANCED SHELTER BEDS OPEN PER NIGHT. THREE ENHANCED SHELTER BEDS OPEN ON AVERAGE PER NIGHT IN THIS CITY IN NOVEMBER. LAST MONTH WE HEARD THAT THERE WERE FOUR PER NIGHT ON AVERAGE IN THE CITY. UNITED NATIONS SAY THAT FOR EVERY 20 PEOPLE WE SHOULD HAVE A TOILET LIKE THEY DO IN MUCH OF EUROPE, A PUBLIC TOILET. GUESS HOW MANY WE HAVE IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE? SIX PUBLIC TOILETS. ONLY TWO IN GOOD CONDITION. FOUR OF THEM ARE NOT FUNCTIONING WELL. AND NOT ALL OF THEM HAVE A SHARPS CONTAINER. IN ORDER FOR OUR CITY TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS FOR THERE TO BL PUBLIC FACILITIES, WE SHOULD HAVE 224 TOILETS IN THE CITY. NOT TO MENTION THE TYPE OF ENHANCED SHELTER BEDS SO INDIVIDUALS CAN SLEEP INSIDE AND NOT SLEEP ON THE STREETS, NOT SLEEP IN THEIR CARS. YES, THERE’S A CRISIS. THERE’S A CRISIS OF CONSCIOUSNESS THAT WE’RE NOT ACTING QUICK ENOUGH. THERE ARE THINGS I’VE BEEN INTERESTED IN ADVANCING. ONE OF WHICH IS THE MOBILE MEDIC UNIT WHICH I WAS PROUD TO COSPONSOR LAST YEAR. AND YES, WE NEED TO ACT QUICKLY TO GET FOLKS INSIDE. THE SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS IS ADDITIONAL HOMES AND SHELTERS. THE SOLUTION TO PEOPLE DEFECATING OUTSIDE IS ADDITIONAL TOILETS, THE ABILITY TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE CAN KEEP THEIR JOB. 20% TO 40% HAVE SOME FORM OF LEGAL EMPLOYMENT. THE SOLUTION TO HAVE THEM KEEP THEIR JOBS IS ACCESS TO AN ACTUAL SHOWER. WE NEED TO MRIEK SURE WE’RE CREATING EVIDENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO TREAT THIS PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AS THE CRISIS IT IS. THAT REQUIRES DATA-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS. I HOPE WE GET A CHANCE IN FURTHER CONVERSATIONS TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS, THE MEDICAL NEEDS, AND NOT JUST THIS PERCEPTION THAT SOLUTION TO THE CRIME IS THE ONLY THING. YES, WE HAVE TO RESPOND TO CRIMINAL ISSUES, BUT WE HAVE TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN CRISIS AND POVERTY. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA.>>JUST A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT TO YOUR REMARKS, COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ. I HEARD THE U DISTRICT, AND I’VE RECEIVED OUTREACH ABOUT THE U DISTRICT AS WELL. WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS THAT COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA HAS SPOKEN ABOUT. BUT ALSO WHAT I HEARD FROM MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE, JUST THE DESIRE FOR — AND I THINK FROM THE COLLECTIVE BODY — WHICH IS THE DESIRE FOR SAFE COMMUNITIES FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO THRIVE. I WANT TO CAUTION. NOT TO APPLAUD WHEN REMARKS ARE MADE BY INDIVIDUALS REGARDING ISSUES OF — OR MAKING RACIST REMARKS. IN THESE CONVERSATIONS AS WE HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS, NOT TO DEMONIZE OR TO FAULT, I THINK WHAT ARE SOME OF OUR WORST INSTINCTS. THANK YOU. THOSE REMARKS HURT. I KNOW WE ALL SIGNED UP FOR THIS JOB WITH REGARDS TO THE DIFFICULTIES AND THE REMARKS THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE — THAT’S NOT APPEALING TO THE BEST OF ANY ONE OF US. SO THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES FOR INDULGING MY REQUEST TO SHARE REFLECTIONS WITH THE AUDIENCE IMMEDIATELY AFTER PUBLIC TESTIMONY. THAT’S NOT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ORDINARILY DO, AND JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT I APPRECIATE YOUR ALL’S WILLINGNESS TO LISTEN IN THE AUDIENCE AND TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SHARE YOUR INITIAL REFLECTIONS. I DO THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR MEMBERS OF THE VIEWING AUDIENCE BOTH WHO ARE HERE IN PERSON, WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING FROM HOME, OR WHO MIGHT WATCH THIS VIDEO LATER FOR THEM TO HEAR AT THE TOP OF THE AGENDA, A REACTION OR INITIAL THOUGHTS WE HAVE ABOUT THIS OVERALL ISSUE. AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AS WELL THAT I AGREE WITH MANY OF THE REMARKS MADE BY MY COLLEAGUES AT THE TABLE HERE TODAY. I THINK IT’S CLEAR FROM THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND FROM THE REMARKS MADE BY COLLEAGUES AT THE TABLE, THAT WHEN WE ARE ADDRESSING PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES IT IS INCREDIBLY COMPLEX AND MULTIFACETED. AND THERE IS NO SILVER BULLET OR ONE SINGULAR ANSWER TO ADDRESSING LIVABILITY AND SAFETY CONCERNS THAT MIGHT BE REASONABLE. YES, WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION AS THE CITY OF SEATTLE TO DELIVER EFFECTIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT POLICING SERVICES TO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. THAT IS A CORE FUNCTION OF WHAT WE DO AS A CITY. AND THIS CITY COUNCIL HAS TAKEN MANY STEPS TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT THAT, INCLUDING PASSING MANY BUDGET ACTIONS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF DOLLARS AVAILABLE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SO THAT THEY CAN HIRE AND RETAIN OFFICERS. JUST RECENTLY WE ALL COLLECTIVELY PASSED A BONUS, HIRING BONUS, NOT JUST FOR LATERALS AS PROPOSED BY THE MAYOR, BUT I PASSED AN AMENDMENT TO ALLOW NEW HIRES TO BE ALLOWED TO BE PROVIDED A BONUS. AND IN FACT, THAT’S WHERE WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF THE SUCCESS IN THE HIRING NOW, IS AROUND THAT NEW RECRUITMENT OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE BRAND NEW TO THE DEPARTMENT. WE’VE ALSO PASSED THE NEW COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH OUR SEATTLE POLICE OFFICERS GUILD AND OUR SEATTLE POLICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION. NOT WITHOUT CONTROVERSY, BUT IT WAS, IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, AN 8-1 VOTE BY THE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT THAT AS ANOTHER GESTURE OF OUR SUPPORT FOR THOSE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES THAT PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES TO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. AND I THINK WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE MORE. AND IN FACT, THE FIRST AGENDA ITEM ON TODAY’S AGENDA IS AN ITEM THAT WAS PRIMARILY SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW THAT, AGAIN, IS A PIECE OF THE OVERALL MULTIFACETED SET OF SOLUTIONS THAT THIS CITY NEED TO BE PROMOTING IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY BE EXPERIENCING CRISIS ON OUR STREETS AS DESCRIBED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. BUT THAT DOESN’T EXCUSE OUR DUTY AND OBLIGATION TO ALSO ADDRESS SOME OF THE LEGITIMATE CRIME AND DISORDER ISSUES WE HEAR FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS BOTH IN CHAMBERS AND AS WE MOVE AROUND OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, WE HEARD PUBLIC TESTIMONY FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. AND WE’VE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE REFLECTIONS FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. SO WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO OUR FIRST AGENDA ITEM RELATED TO ONE OF THE STRATEGIES RELATED TO ADDRESSING PEOPLE IN CRISIS ON THE STREET. WHICH MANY OF THE PUBLIC TESTIFIERS DESCRIBED SEEING IN THEIR DAY-TO-DAY MOVEMENTS AROUND THE CITY. ROXANA, IF YOU COULD READ THE FIRST ITEM INTO THE RECORD.>>1199590. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO A MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTH PILOT FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE.>>THANK YOU. OKAY. WE WILL GO AHEAD AND DO A ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS. TELL US YOUR NAME AND WHO YOU’RE WITH. AND THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND BEGIN THE PRESENTATION.>>GREG DOSS COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF.>>HAROLD SCOGGINS, FIRE CHIEF.>>JON EHRENFELD, SEATTLE FIRE LOW ACUITY PROGRAM.>>LESLIE BRINSON, MAYOR’S OFFICE.>>JEFF SAKUMA, HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING. I THINK THE EXECUTIVE IS GOING TO LEAD US THROUGH THEIR PRESENTATION. COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, DID YOU WANT TO GIVE INTRODUCTORY REMARKS TO CUE US UP?>>BRIEFLY I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK CHIEF SCOGGINS, ALSO I THINK LIEUTENANT KENNY STEWART IS BACK THERE. HEAD OF OUR FIREFIGHTERS UNION AND ALSO TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, LESLIE, I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THIS REPORT. AND JON EHRENFELD, YOU HAVE BEEN SO HELPFUL TO US AND IDENTIFYING WHAT THE PROBLEM IS WE’RE TRYING TO SOLVE AND TO GET THAT CLEARLY IDENTIFIED. AND THE GOAL HERE IS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A UNIT THAT IS COMPRISED WITH OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, MAYBE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. POSSIBLY IN THE FUTURE A NURSE. BUT SOMEBODY WHO IS A GROUP THAT IS OUT THERE FOR THOSE WITH LOW ACUITY PROBLEMS. AND THAT GENERALLY REFLECTS WITH ADDICTION PROBLEMS OR BEHAVIORALLY OR MENTALLY. RATHER THAN HAVING FIREFIGHTERS TRAINED FOR HIGH ACUITY RESPONSES ON THE STREET EVERY DAY. I KNOW YOU’LL BRING US STATISTICS. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW HARD YOU ALL WORKED. IT’S SOMETHING I PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON YOU. I KNOW, THERE’S SMILES. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR FIRST RESPONDERS AND FIREFIGHTERS HELPING US EVERY DAY.>>GREAT. AND THEN LESLIE, ARE YOU GOING TO KICK US OFF AND.>>I WILL KICK US OFF. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO KNOW HOW MUCH TIME WE HAVEBATIONED ON SORT OF — AND –>>30 MINUTES.>>I WANT TO ECHO THE COMMENTS ABOUT WORKING WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ON THIS. IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY. I WILL TALK IN A MOMENT ABOUT HOW WE BROUGHT TOGETHE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS TO WORK ON THIS. WHICH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY FIVE YEARS HERE WAS REALLY A GREAT CONVERSATION ABOUT NOT ONLY SORT OF THE MEDICAL RESPONSE BUT HOW WE INTEGRATE THAT INTO OUR RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS. IT’S BEEN REALLY GREAT. JON, I’M GOING TO LET YOU KICK IT OFF AND THEN WE’LL MOVE INTO THE ITD.>>I’M GOING TO DEFER TO CHIEF SCOGGINS.>>HOW ABOUT THIS? WE’LL HAVE JON GIVE YOU THE PRESENTATION BECAUSE THERE’S GREAT INFORMATION IN THERE, BUT I WANT TO MAKE CLOSING COMMENTS.>>GREAT, THANK YOU, CHIEF.>>JON?>>THANK YOU ALL. I LOU ME TO OPEN WITH A FEW BRIEF REMARKS OF THANKS. I’D LIKE TO THANK CHIEF SCOGGINS FOR HIS SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY OF THIS PROGRAM AND INITIATIVE. PARTICULAR THANKS TO COUNCIL MEMBERS BAGSHAW, MAS MOSQUEDA FOR SUPPORTING THIS. THANK YOU ALL. AND THEN AS WELL TO OUR OPERATIONS MEMBERS FOR HELPING US. WE, AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, ARE COGNIZANT OF LARGER TRENDS WITHIN THE FIRE SERVICE. YOU KNOW, HISTORICALLY FIRE HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A REACTIVE BRANCH THAN OUR PARTNERS WITH THE POLICE WHO ARE MORE PROACTIVE TYPICALLY, USUALLY, WE HAVE WAITED FOR CALLS TO COME IN. WE GO OUT, RESPOND, MITIGATE THE EMERGENCY. AND I THINK IN THE BIG PICTURE, THAT PICTURE IS STARTING TO SLOWLY BUT SURELY CHANGE. WE WANT TO ALIGN OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH SOME OF THESE NATIONAL TRENDS. WE NEED TO START GETTING OUT AHEAD A LITTLE BIT OF SOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES AND CRISES THAT THE COUNCIL MEMBERS BROUGHT UP AND FIGURE OUT HOW WE AS A FIRE DEPARTMENT BREAK OUT OF SOME OF OUR SILOS AND INTEGRATE OURSELVES MORE THOROUGHLY INTO THE PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR CITY AND COMMUNITIES. AND SO OUR PROPOSAL LOOKS ANOTHER ONE PARTICULAR FACET OF THAT WHICH IS CALLS FOR SERVICE THAT DON’T PROVIDE A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY TO LIFE HEALTH OR PROPERTY. WE HAVE DEFINED THOSE AS LOWER ACUITY RESPONSES WHERE THE PATIENT DOES NOT NEED IMMEDIATE HOSPITALIZATION. AND SO I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PRESENTATION ABOUT OUR PROPOSAL FOR THIS ISSUE WHICH IS OUR MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTH RESPONSE XRUNT. AND I’M GOING TO COME BACK TO THE SLIDE IN JUST A MOMENT. BUT WHAT I’M LOOKING AT IS SEVERAL INEFFICIENCIES WITHIN THE FIRE SERVICE WE THINK WE ARE WELL POSITIONED TO ADDRESS. SO ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A CERTAIN SUBSET OF OUR CALLS FOR SERVICE IN THE MEDICAL REALM ARE MEDIUM OR HIGH ACUITY CALLS. WE’RE WELL POSITIONED TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE RIGHT NOW. WHERE WE WANT TO IMPROVE AND MOVE THE BALL FORWARD IS IN THE LOWER ACUITY END OF THAT SPECTRUM. ASK SO AS PART OF THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM WE LOOKED AT WHERE WE’RE RESPONDING FREQUENTLY FOR LOWER ACUITY ALARMS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SEATTLE. AND WHAT WE SEE IS THE PREPONDERANCE OF THESE OPERATIONS ARE CORELATED WITH PUBLIC HEALTH OR HOMELESS SERVICES. SO WHAT WE SEE IS HOMELESSNESS SERVICES, SHELTER, AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. WE SEE PUBLIC LOCATIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CORRECTIONS. AND THEN THE OTHER PLACE THAT WE GO TO FREQUENTLY ARE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES. A LITTLE BIT OF A SEPARATE CONVERSATION. WHAT WE FOUND AS WELL WORKING WITH SPD IS THERE’S A FAIR AMOUNT OF OVERLAP IN THESE. THESE LOCATIONS ARE ALSO FREQUENTED BY SPD.>>SO THE GREEN SHEET GAVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING TOGETHER NOT ONLY SORT OF LOOKING AT THIS THROUGH THE LENS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BUT ALSO THROUGH THE LENS OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. BOTH THEIR HOMELESS STRATEGY STAFF AND AGING DISABILITY STAFF AS WELL AS A VERY INTENTIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. SO THESE CONVERSATIONS WERE REALLY ABOUT NOT ONLY HOW MIGHT SFD RESPOND BETTER TO LOW ACUITY CALLS AND MORE APPROPRIATELY, AND HOW MIGHT WE BETTER SERVE FOLKS? BUT HOW MIGHT WE REDUCE THOSE CALLS ON THE FRONT END? HOW MIGHT WE WORK ON RELATIONSHIPS WITH HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS AND PROVIDERS OF HOUSING TO BETTER SUPPORT THEM AS WE MOVE FORWARD.>>AND SO IN DOING THAT WE HAD A LOT OF VERY INTENTIONAL CONVERSATIONS WITH EMERGENCY SHELTER PROVIDERS AND THE HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS NETWORK. AND THIS SHOULDN’T COME AS A SURPRISE TO ANY OF US AS WE’VE BEEN HAVING THIS CONVERSATION. I THINK THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST HIGHLIGHTING THE FACT THAT OUR ADULT HOMELESS POPULATION IS AGING. AS IS OUR RESIDENTS WHO ARE HOUSED IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. AND BECAUSE OF THAT INCREASING AGE AND INCREASING ACUITY AND MEDICAL ISSUES, WE ARE JUST SEEING THE RESULTS OF THAT. OR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS SEEING THE RESULTS OF THAT. ANOTHER PIECE THAT HAS HAPPENED HERE IS THAT OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, PERMANENT SUPPORT COORDINATED ENTRY HAS BEEN COORDINATED. THAT’S A POSITIVE AND IMPORTANT POLICY. AS SUCH, WE ARE PRIORITIZING PEOPLE WHO ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE GETTING ACCESS TO PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. THAT IS AMAZING, AND WE NEED TO DO THAT. BUT WE HAVEN’T NECESSARILY CHANGED THE STAFFING MODEL OR THE STAFFING SUPPORT FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AS WE HAVE DONE THAT. WE ARE SEEING INCREASING CONCENTRATION OF HIGHLY VULNERABLE FOLKS IN OUR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. WE ALSO ARE DEALING WITH THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A NUMBER OF STATE OFFING CHALLENGES WITH BOTH STAFFING AND STAFF RETENTION AND TURNOVER, IN REGARDS TO THE LOWER WAGES FOLKS ARE MAKING. SO TOGETHER THAT’S CREATING THIS COMPOUNDING ISSUE OF PERMANENT SUPPORTING HOUSING PROVIDERS, AND PROVIDERS OF EMERGENCY SHELTER NOT HAVING STAFF ON SITE WHO CAN ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THEIR RESIDENTS OR CLIENTS. AND THUS CALLING 911 BECOMES THE DEFAULT. WE ALSO IN LOOKING AT THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, WE’RE LOOKING AND CREATING AN INTENTIONAL CONVERSATION BETWEEN HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OUR HOMELESS SERVICES WE FUND, AND HELP CARE IS NOT NECESSARILY HOW WE HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IT. WE’VE THOUGHT HOUSING HOUSING HOUSING, WHICH OF COURSE, IS IMPORTANT. BUT FIGURING OUT HOW WE BUILD THOSE RELATIONSHIPS TO GET HEALTHCARE INTO HOUSING AND SHELTER SERVICES IS ALSO REALLY IMPORTANT. LOOKING AT OUR DOWNTOWN CORE WHERE WE SEE THE MAJORITY OF THESE CALLS COMING FROM, AND THE FACT WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF APPROPRIATE LOW BARRIER WALK-IN CARE FOR FOLKS RNLT WE DON’T HAVE MUCH URGENT CARE DOWNTOWN AT ALL. THERE AREN’T ALTERNATIVES FOR FOLKS — FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS TO TRANSPORT PEOPLE TO ANYWHERE BUT THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. AND THEN THERE ARE SORT OF BIGGER SYSTEMIC GAPS AROUND WHAT SHOULD PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING BE THE ONLY OPTION FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL NEEDS WHO ARE EXITING HOMELESSNESS.>>LESLIE, BEFORE YOU MOVE ON. ON THIS — ON SLIDE FIVE, BOTH IN THE MEMO THAT RESPONDS TO THE SLIDE AND ON THIS PRESENTATION, YOU IDENTIFY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM GAPS. WHAT IS NOT IDENTIFIED IN THE REPORT IS WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF THOSE SYSTEMS?>>SO YES. PUBLIC HEALTH OF SEATTLE KING COUNTY OWNS A PORTION OF THIS. THEY HAVE FUNDING FOR HEALTHCARE FOR THE HOMELESS NETWORK. AND I’M NOT SAYING THEY ARE THE REASON FOR OUR GAP. I’M JUST SAYING THEY ARE A FILLER OF THAT GAP IN A LOT OF WAYS. THEY PROVIDE FUNDING FOR ON SITE MEDICAL CARE IN PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND EMERGENCY SHELT EVERIES. THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE — JEFF IF YOU WANT TO?>>YEAH, SO THE FIRST BULLET, FOR INSTANCE, THE URGENT WALK-IN PIECE OF IT. WE KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IN THE CORE AREA THAT HAVE EMERGENCY ROOMS. SOME OF THEM DO URGENT CARE AS WELL. BRU THE BIG GROWTH IN URGENT CARE IF YOU NOTICED ARE SORT OF THESE LARGE ENTITIES AND OFTENTIMES THEY ONLY TAKE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE AND DON’T TAKE MEDICAID. OBVIOUSLY THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE THAT HAVE BEEN OPENED UP TO OTHER SYSTEM THAT IS WILL TAKE MEDICAID, BUT WHAT WE’RE FINDING IS A BIT OF A BY FURCATION IN WHO CAN ACCESS.>>THE SYSTEM GAPS AREN’T ALL TIED TO FNDING. SOME OF THEM ARE TIED TO CONNECTIVITY. SO WE HAVE A GREAT SYSTEM THAT WE BUILT, THE 911 SYSTEM, AND WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS HELP THEY KNOW THE NUMBER TO CALL. AND WE SHOW UP TO HELP THEM. BUT WHAT WE HAVE NOT CONNECTED VERY WELL IS OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ON THE STREET TO OTHER OPTIONS. THAT’S ONE OF THE GAPS. IN MY MIND, THAT’S ACTUALLY THE BIGGEST GAPS. OUR FIREFIGHTERS DO AN AMAZING JOB EACH AND EVERY DAY RESPONDING TO MANY EMERGENCIES AROUND THE CITY. BUT WE ARE BUILT ON A TURNOVER SYSTEM. WE NEED TO GET THERE, SOLVE THE PROBLEM, GET THEM SOMEWHERE, AND WE NEED TO BE AVAILABLE TO DO IT AGAIN. WHETHER IT’S A FIRE OR MEDICAL. AND THERE’S VERY IMPORTANT REASONS FOR THAT. IF YOU’RE HAVING A CARDIAC EVENT, A STROKE, EVERYTHING IS BUILT ON TIME. IF YOU’RING IS A FIRE IN YOUR HOME, THERE’S A TIME TEMPERATURE. THESE CALLS TAKE MORE TIME. THEY AREN’T THE CRITICAL ALS-TYPE CALLS, BUT THEY STILL NEED MORE TIME TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. OTHERWISE WE ARE GOING TO GET CALLED OUT AND WE’RE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN. WE’RE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN. WE’RE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN. MANY TIMES OUR RESOURCES ARE CALLED BACK TO HARBORVIEW AFTER SOMEONE’S BEEN RELEASED BECAUSE IT’S NOT A TRUE EMERGENCY. AND THEY’RE AT THE BUS STOP RIGHT OUTSIDE OF HARBORVIEW. AND WE RESPOND BACK TO THE BUS STOP. AND THEY HAVE THE SAME BRACELET ON. A PART OF THAT IS THE CONNECTIVITY ISSUE. WE DON’T HAVE THAT RESOURCE TO GET THEM TO WHERE THEY NEED TO BE, WHICH IS WHY THIS IS SO EXCITING. AND WHEN JON GETS THERE, YOU’LL SEE ALL OF THE NEW OPTIONS THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE. BUT IT’S GOING TO TAKE TIME TO GET THEM THERE. BUT WHAT WE SEE, THAT’S A PART OF PREVENTION. IF WE GET THEM TO WHERE THEY NEED TO BE, IT’S GOING TO SAVE US TIME BUTS THE GOING TO GET THEM TO HELP THEY ACTUALLY NEED TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE AND A BETTER EXPERIENCE.>>THANK YOU, CHIEF. AND YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE THAT PERSPECTIVE. AND I THINK IT HIGHLIGHTS WHY I WAS GOING DOWN THIS LINE OF INQUIRY IS THAT I DON’T WANT THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO WALK AWAY WITH THE IMPRESSION WE SOMEHOW CAN FIX THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM GAPS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE RESPONSE TO THE STATEMENT OF LEDGE LAYTIVE INTENT. EVEN THOUGH I’M A STRONG BELIEVER IN THIS PROGRAM IN TERMS OF MEETING THE URGENT NEEDS OF PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE IN CRISIS WHO DON’T HAVE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO OTHER TYPES OF PRIMARY MEDICAL CARE THAT WE ARE DOING SO WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A BROKEN FOR-PROFIT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT IS REALLY DESIGNED TO DELIVER HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO THOSE WHO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO AFFORD IT. AND SO I JUST — I WANT TO REALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WITHOUT SORT OF AN OVERARCHING SYSTEMIC TRANSFORMATION OF HOW WE DELIVER HEALTHCARE TO OUR MOST VULNERABLE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE PUT IN A POSITION AS A CITY AND AS A PARTNER IN OUR PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM, OUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM, WILL BE CONTINUED TO BE PUT IN THE POSITION OF STROG BITE AROUND THE EDGES. AGAIN, IN AN IMPORTANT WAY. IT IS STILL BITING AROUND THE EDGES OF ADDRESSING THE FUNDAMENTAL HELPCARE NEEDS OF THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN OUR POPULATION, WHICH ARE NOT JUST PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. IT ALSO INCLUDES ELDERLY AND AGEING AND ISOLATED PEOPLE LIVING IN HOMES AND IN MULTIF HOUSING. I JUST WANTED TO LIFT UP YOU DID A GOOD JOB OF IDENTIFYING. I SUPPOSE THE FOOTNOTE THAT WE’RE LEFT UNSATISFIED BECAUSE WE HAVE VERY LITTLE MECHANISMS BY WHICH WE CAN FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM THE GAPS YOU’VE IDENTIFIED IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD?>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. AS IT RELATES TO THOSE GAPS AND SPECIFICALLY TO THE BULLET RELATED TO THE LACK OF RESPITE BEDS, SPECIFICALLY THE LACK OF RESPITE BEDS FOR, AGAIN, AN AGING POPULATION. AND SPECIFICALLY IN THE INSTANCE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, AN AGING POPULATION THAT IS HOMELESS. I RECENTLY RECEIVED CORRESPONDENCE FROM STAFF AT ST. MARTIN CENTER. AND THEY EXERTED FOR ME ONE DAY’S WORTH OF THEIR DAILY LOG. AND OVER THE COURSE OF JUST ONE DAY, 12 OF THEIR HOMELESS RESIDENTS WHO SLEEP ON MATS IN THEIR SHELTERS HAD TO GO BACK AND FORTH FROM THE SHELTER TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS, 12 SEPARATE PEOPLE. THEY ALSO RECENTLY SHARED WITH ME AN EXPERIENCE THEY HAD WITH A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY THAT IS PART OF OUR RESPONSE SYSTEM ASKING THEM WHY IT WAS THAT THEY WOULD NOT ACCEPT AN ELDERLY MAN WITH ACTIVE FLU ENSA — INFLUENZA, IN THEIR SHELTER. AGAIN, THIS IS A SHELTER WITH MATS ON THE FLOOR, PEOPLE SLEEPING SIX INCHES AWAY FROM ONE ANOTHER. AND THEY WERE CRITICIZED, BASICALLY, FOR NOT ACCEPTING THAT INDIVIDUAL INTO THE SHELTER. SO JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT AS AN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF HOW THE LACK OF RESPITE BEDS AFFECTS NOT JUST THE SYSTEM BUT PEOPLE AND FOLKS, ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE TRYING TO HELP FOLKS.>>THANK YOU.>>APPRECIATING BOTH OF THOSE POINTS. I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ, YOU, AS I MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, THESE ARE NOT SOLUTIONS TO THOSE GAPS THAT I’VE JUST IDENTIFIED. THESE ARE REALLY THINGS THAT I WANT TO LET THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOCUS ON THE THINGS WE’RE ACTUALLY DOING BECAUSE THERE WAS BUDGET ALLOCATED TO IT. THE THINGS ON THIS LIST ARE NOT NECESSARILY THINGS WITH BUDGET. SO WE ARE THINKING ABOUT DIFFERENT WAYS WE MIGHT SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD, BUT SORT OF THE MEDICAID TRANSFORMATION IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THIS, SORT OF ACCESSING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OR FOLKS WHO ARE NOT PART OF OUR — YOU KNOW, WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE THE KIND OF INSURANCE THAT MANY PLACES WILL ACCEPT. THINKING ABOUT HOW WE BETTER HELP OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND HOUSING PROVIDERS TO ADDRESS THESE NEEDS FROM A STAFFING PERSPECTIVE. MAKING INTENTIONAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AS THEY FUND A PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROJECT, AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. SO THAT THE FIRE DEPAR KNOWS WHEN THINGS ARE COMING ONLINE. THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT HAS FUNDING FOR ON-SITE MEDICAL CARE. AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SORT OF DATA TO MAKE SURE WE’RE LOCATING THOSE SERVICES IN PLACES THAT ARE HAVING IMPACTS ON OUR SYSTEMS. THOSE ARE THE CONNECTIVITY PIECES WITH CAN DO WITHOUT ADDITIONAL FUND. AND THEN I THINK WE WILL LOOK TO FIGURE OUT PIECES OF THIS OVER TIME. I’M GOING TO LET JON TAKE IT AWAY, BECAUSE IT’S THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THIS.>>CAN YOU GO BACK TO THAT LAST SLIDE. MEDICAID TRANSFORMATION EFFORTS, THAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AT CMS. AND THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THAT’S TAKING PLACE. SO THEY JUST MADE SOME CHANGES IN WHAT THEY’RE CALLING ET3. EMERGENCY TRIAGE TRANSPORT AND TREATMENT. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. THEY’RE GOING TO ALLOW PAYMENTS FOR OTHER THAN AN EMERGENCY ROOM IF A PATIENT IS TRANSPORTED TO AN URGENT CARE, CRISIS CENTER, OR EVEN LEFT IN PLACE. IN JUNE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IS THEY’RE GOING TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS NATIONALLY AND THEY’RE GOING TO AWARD 40 PILOTS AROUND THE COUNTRY TO STUDY THIS. SO THEY ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS. THE FIRE SERVICE NATIONALLY HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN MOVING THIS FORWARD. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE CHANGES THAT’S GOING TO BE MOVING FORWARD. SO THAT’S IMPORTANT.>>JUST A FOLLOW-UP. THERE’S NO GUARANTEE WE’RE GOING TO GET THAT, CITY OF SEATTLE, BUT IT’S A GRANT FOR WHICH YOU’RE APPLYING.>>RIGHT. YEAH, THERE’S NO GUARANTEE WE’RE GOING TO GET THAT, BUT WE’RE ADVOCATING THAT A CITY IN WASHINGTON, IF NOT SEATTLE, GETS THAT SO WE CAN BE A PART OF THE PILOT.>>SO IN TERMS OF OUR STATUS QUO SYSTEM RIGHT NOW, ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE’VE DONE IS IDENTIFY A NUMBER OF INEFFICIENCIES. THE WAY 911 WORKS IN SEATTLE IS THE CALL GOES TO THE POLICE FIRST. IF IT IS AN OBVIOUS POLICE ISSUE OR AN OBVIOUS PSYCHIATRIC ISSUE THEY SEND POLICE ONLY. IF IT’S ANYTHING ELSE THEY SEND IT TO OUR 911 CENTER. FOR EXTREMELY LOW ACUITY COMPLAINTS WE REFER IT DIRECTLY TO AMR FOR ED TRANSPORT ONLY. SOMETIMES FOR A PERSON DOWN ON THE STREET OR SUBSEQUENTLY IDENTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC CALLS, WE SEND IT BACK TO POLICE. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE WE DISPATCH ON. THAT’S APPROXIMATELY 77,000 MEDICAL RESPONSES PER YEAR. AND THE WAY THAT BRAKES DOWN IS ABOUT HALF OF THE THEM GIVE OR TAKE ARE ULTIMATELY A MEDIUM TO HIGH ACUITY PATIENT. SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS TO BE IN AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. OUR SYSTEM IS WELL CON FIGURED FOR THOSE. THE INEFFICIENTS ARE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE PATIENTS. ONE IS TRANSPORT TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. SO THESE ARE IDENTIFIED LOW ACUITY CONDITIONS FOR WHICH WE HAVE NO OTHER RECOURSE BUT TO SEND THEM TO HARBORVIEW OR ANOTHER HOSPITAL. AND THEN THE OTHERS ARE THE FOLKS WHO WE DO NOT REMOVE WHO WE LEAVE ON THE SCENE AND REALLY ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE’RE DOING THERE IS RULING OUT MAJOR MEDICAL ILLNESSES, PROVIDING REASSURANCE, BUT NO OTHER TREATMENT OR CONNECTIONS AT THAT MOMENT. AND THEN, YOU KNOW, AT THE BOTTOM YOU HAVE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT AND REFERRALS. THIS IS THE GROWTH AREA. THIS IS WHERE WE WANT TO IMPROVE. SO IN TERMS OF THE PARENT DISPOSITIONS TO PUT SOME NUMBERS ON IT, RIGHT NOW EVERY YEAR WE SEND ABOUT 9,000 PATIENTS TO A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WHO WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AS HAVING A LOW ACUITY COMPLAINT. THAT’S MORE THAN ONCE AN HOUR EVERY YEAR, WE’RE SENDING SOMEONE TO THE ED THAT WOULD BE BETTER SERVED SOMEWHERE ELSE. A STAGGERINGLY LARGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WE’RE LEAVING AT THE SCENE. BUT NOT DOING ANYTHING SUBSEQUENT WITH THEM. IN TERMS OF THE TYPIFICATION OF THESE PATIENTS, THERE’S A COUPLE COMMONALITIES. THE MOST COMMON IMPRESSION THAT OUR RESPONDERS NOTE ARE NO COMPLAINTS OR ILLNESSES NOTED. IT COULD BE A SOCIAL CONDITION, SOMEONE IS COLD, ANXIOUS, OR NERVOUS. BUT THAT IS THE MOST COMMON ONE. YOU SEE SOME CLUSTERING AS WELL AROUND SUBSTANCE ABUSE, OF COURSE, ALCOHOL BY FAR LEADS THE WAY IN TERMS OF THE PATIENTS WE’RE SEEING WITH LOW ACUITY MEDICAL COMPLAINTS. AND THEN AROUND BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCIES AS WELL. THAT’S ALTERED MENTAL STATUS, BEHAVIORAL EPISODE, AND THEN A LOT OF THESE OVERLAP AS WELL. THE PATIENT ASSIST ONLY, THAT’S TYPICALLY WHEN WE’RE HELPING PEOPLE OFF THE FLOOR FOR NONMEDICAL CALLS. I WANT TO BRIEFLY NOTE IN OUR EARLIER DISCUSSION REGARDING PERMANENT SUPPORT OF HOUSING, LAST YEAR OUR TOP INDIVIDUAL WHO ACCESSED 911 FOR EMS WAS A WOMAN ABOUT 65 YEARS OLD. RESIDES IN A PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING LOCATION. WE SAW HER ABOUT 90 TIMES LAST YEAR. 80 OF THOSE TIMES THE ONLY SERVICE WAS CHECKING HER FOR INJURIES, RETURNING HER TO HER WHEELCHAIR FROM WHICH SHE HAD FALLEN OUT. I THINK IT NEED NOT BE SAID THIS IS NOT AN IDEAL MATCH OF OUR CORE SERVICES. AND THAT’S STATION 25, ENGINE 25, AND LADDER 10. ONE OF THE BUSIER COMPANIES IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE.>>I JUST WANT TO PAUSE THERE REALLY QUICKLY. THANK YOU, JON, FOR SHARING THAT PARTICULAR EXAMPLE. AND I THINK IT’S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY THIS PROGRAM IS SO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. WANT TO EXTEND MY GRATITUDE TO THAT COMPANY FOR THE WORK THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING DILIGENTLY AND FAITHFULLY IN THE ABSENCE OF A PROGRAM LIKE THIS. SO REALLY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE WORK THAT THEY’VE BEEN DOING IN THE ABSENCE OF THIS. AND LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO DEPLOY THESE RESOURCES TO GET THEM BACK TO DOING THEIR CORE SERVICES.>>THANK YOU. SO OUR PROPOSAL AROUND A HEALTH VEHICLE, WE STARTED BY DOING RESEARCH AROUND WHAT ARE SIMILAR MODELS AROUND THE REGION, STATE, AND NATIONALLY. WE’RE TRYING TO BUILD ON BEST PRACTICES, NOT REINVENT THE WHEEL, AND SEE WHAT’S WORKING WELL NATIONALLY. AND REALLY WHAT WE THINK IS THAT MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTH CAPITALIZES ON WHAT WE AS A FIRE DEPARTMENT DO WELL. IMMEDIATE RESPONSE WE’RE GOOD AT. WE’RE FLEXIBLE, ADAPTABLE, WE’RE USED TO PROBLEM SOLVING AND WORKING IN TEAMS. ONE ADDITIONAL ELEMENT I LEFT OFF THE SLIDE IS WE ENJOY THE TRUST OF THE COMMUNITY. WHEN WE KNOCK ON THE DOOR PEOPLE TEND TO OPEN UP. COUNCIL MEMBER?>>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA?>>I WANTED TO OFFER YOU A REFRAME ON THE FIRST COMMENT YOU MADE. BECAUSE, YES I DO THINK YOU LOOKED AT YOUR LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL PARTNERS, BUT THIS IS COMING STRAIGHT FROM THE FOLKS IN YOUR UNIT WITHIN IAF F 27. WITHIN THE CONVERSATIONS WE’VE HAD FROM YOU. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU STARTED AS SOON AS THE STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT WAS PASSED. THIS CAME FROM YOUR MEMBERS AND INCREDIBLE RESEARCH, YOUR EDUCATION OF US OVER THE YEARS. THIS COMES DIRECTLY FROM YOUR LIVED EXPERIENCE OF SEEIN RESOURCES ARE INADEQUATELY USED. YOU’VE DONE A GOOD JOB WITH THE DECREASING BUCKET OVER TIME. I THINK YOU HAVE A LOT OF CHAMPIONS ON COUNCIL. I WANTED TO NOTE THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS REALLY THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR INCREDIBLE RESEARCH. THE MEMBERS OF THE FIREFIGHTERS AND LEADERSHIP TO IDENTIFY EXISTING MODELS OUT THERE. YES, WE PUT IT IN THE BUDGET LAST YEAR, BUT THANK YOU FOR PROMPTING US TO DO THAT, FOR TAKING US ON THE RIDE ALONGS. WHAT’S HAPPENING ON A DAILY BASIS. AND THANK YOU FOR EXPOSING THAT MANY OTHER CITIES IN OUR REGION ALREADY HAVE THIS AND YOU HELPED BRING IT TO LIGHT SO. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD?>>ON THAT NOTE SOME OF THE NOTE THAT WAS PILOTED SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I REMEMBER BEING SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU, CHIEF SCOGGINS, SPEAK AT DOWNTOWN EMERGENCY SERVICE CENTER BREAKFAST ABOUT THE INITIATIVE YOU WERE TAKING AROUND LOW ACUITY CALLS. AGAIN WORKING AND IDENTIFYING SOLUTIONS BASED ON WHAT YOU WERE — YOU AND FIREFIGHTERS WHERE ARE SEEING ON THE GROUND. AND SPECIFICALLY WHAT HAPPENED AS I UNDERSTAND IT IS THAT KING COUNTY, EMS, AND SFD PILOTED WITH A NURSE TRIAGE LINE? AND IT WAS 24/7. AND SO RATHER THAN 911 HANDLING THOSE CALLS, AND THEM BEING REFERRED TO YOU. SOME OF THEM WERE SENT TO THE DESC NURSE. I’M REALLY INTERESTED TO FIND OUT THAT — FIND OUT WHAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT THAT. I DON’T SEE THAT AS PART OF THE SPOONS BEFORE US TODAY AS AN ELEMENT OF THIS NEW SYSTEM. I WAS AROUND THE IMPRESSION IT WAS WORKING REALLY WELL. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS JUST FUNDING THAT RESULTED IN ITS ENDING. BUT IF YOU COULD JUST SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE LESSONS LEARNED AND WHY WE’RE NOT INCORPORATING IT NOW IN THIS RESPONSE.>>IFL COVER A FEW DIFFERENT THINGS WE’VE DONE OVER THE YEARS BECAUSE WE’VE MADE INTENGAL STEPS. I THINK THEY HAVE SHOWN SOME VERY POSITIVE OUTCOMES. SO SINCE JON’S COME ON BOARD, WE’VE DONE A FEW THINGS. WE BROUGHT ON A SOCIAL WORKER, AND JON CAN TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT THE WORK THAT ASHLEY DOES. I GUESS I CAN, I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT. WHAT SHE DOES IS GOES THROUGH OUR ESO REPORTS WHICH ARE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL REPORTS. AND SHE IDENTIFIES OUR HIGH UTILIZERS. SHE CIRCLES BACK AROUND AND TOUCHES BASE WITH THEM TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY NEED. AND WHEN SHE FIND OUT WHAT THEY NEED, SHE CONNECTS THEM WITH SERVICES. THAT STARTS TO DECREASE THAT POPULATION OF CALLS. BUT WE ONLY HAVE ONE. AND SHE DOES AN AMAZING JOB. SO THAT’S ONE THING WE DID. WE DID PARTNER WITH KING COUNTY EMS AND THEY GAVE US FUNDING FOR A NURSE LINE. WHAT JON DID, AND HE DID THE HEAVY LIFT ON THIS, HE DESIGNED A TRAINING PROGRAM. HE WENT AROUND TO ALL OF THE DESC FACILITIES, AND NOT JUST DESC, OTHER FACILITIES. TRAINED THEM UP. BEFORE THEY CALLED 911 THEY COULD CALL THE NURSE LINE. THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT. WE HAVE THE INFORMATION AND WE SHOW THAT WAS EFFECTIVE. AND WHEN THEY ACTUALLY CALLED THAT NURSE LINE IT DECREASED OUR RESPONSES FOR THOSE TYPES OF CALLS BY, WHAT, # 0% OR SO?>>IT WAS A LITTLE OVER 80%. SO THAT WAS A BIG DEAL THAT. SHOWED POSITIVE OUTCOMES. THE OTHER THING WE PILOTED WAS A TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM OF WE GET ON SCENE, WE DID THIS AT SEVERAL STATIONS, AND IF A PERSON DID NOT NEED AN AMBULANCE RIDE TO THE HOSPITAL BUT NEEDED TO GO, WE HAD A TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM. AND JON BUILT A RELATIONSHIP TRYING TO WORK THROUGH THAT. WE HAD TURBULENCE ALONG THE WAY. SO ALL THOSE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED. THE NURSE PIECE IN PARTICULAR, IT WAS ON ONE OF THE BULLETS OF POTENTIAL THINGS WE CAN DO IN THE FUTURE. IT BECAME A FUNDING ISSUE. KING COUNTY EMS ONLY HAD SO MUCH FUNDING. THERE WAS A DOLLAR VALUE TO THAT. WHAT WE DID OUT OF OUR BUDGET IS WE FUNDED IT FOR A WHILE LONGER. AND AS THINGS GOT TIGHTER, WE HAD TO END IT. BUT WHAT WE SAW WAS POSITIVE OUTCOMES. BUT WE CAN ACTUALLY DO MORE THAN THAT. BECAUSE WHAT YOU SAW ON THE SLIDE WAS A NURSE AND OUR DISPATCH CENTER. THAT BECOMES THE INTERCEPTION POINT. NOT GOING TO A NURSE LINE, NOT HAVING TO RETRAIN STAFF TO — WHEN TO USE THIS NURSE LINE, BUT IF WE HAD A NURSE IN OUR DISPATCH CENTER WE CAN DO AN INTERCEPTION, SPORTS ANALOGY THERE, RIGHT AT THE DISPATCH CENTER. THEY WOULD GO THROUGH THE PROTOCOLS. IF THIS JUST DID NOT SEEM LIKE THAT 911 RESPONSE, WE GIVE IT TO THE NURSE. THE NURSE NOW GOES THROUGH THEIR CHECKS AND BALANCES IF THEY NEED AN URGENT CARE. IF THEY NEED A CASEWORKER, IF THEY NEED ALL OF THOSE THINGS, OR IF THEY NEED TO CALL HEALTH ONE. THAT NOW BECOMES A BETTER RESOURCE. SO THAT’S ONE OF THE FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US. WE SEE THAT AS IT COULD BE EFFECTIVE IN THE FUTURE. DID THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION?>>IT DID, ABSOLUTELY. JUST TO FOLLOW UP, THOUGH. ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE FUNCTION OF HAVING THE NURSE ON STAFF AT DISPATCH IS SERVING THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION AS THE NURSE TRIAGE LINE DID?>>IT WOULD BE A GREATER IMPACT BECAUSE IT WOULD BE FOR ALL THE 911 CALLS. THE NURSE LINE WAS VERY SPECIFIC FOR DESC. WE TRAINED THEIR STAFF. WE GAVE THEM THE NUMBER. AND IT WAS VERY INTENTIONAL. NOW, THAT’S A POPULATION THAT NEEDS A LOT OF SERVICES, SO IT MADE A LOT OF SENSE. BUT IF WE WANTED TO HAVE A GREATER IMPACT, YOU WANT TO PUT THAT RESOURCE IN THE PLACE WHERE THE CALL ACTUALLY COMES IN.>>THANK YOU.>>SO THEY — THE GOALS OF THE MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTH UNIT IS TWOFOLD. ONE IS TO OUR CLIENTS AND RESIDENTS IN SEATTLE PROVIDING BETTER PATIENT EXPERIENCE OF CARE AND BETTER OUTCOMES FOR WHEN THEY CALL. THE OTHER MORE INTERNALLY IS WHEN THEY REDUCE THE IMPACTS OF THESE RESPONSES ON OUR OPERATION UNITS. THIS IS KIND OF THE CRUX OF WHERE WE THINK THAT WE CAN INNOVATE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME INEFFICIENCIES SO. THE IDEA NOW IS THAT THE MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTH UNIT WILL BE DIRECTLY DISPATCHED FROM OUR 911 CENTER, AVOIDING A CALL ENTIRELY TO OPERATIONS. OR IF OUR OPERATIONS UNIT ARE ON THE SCENE AND IDENTIFY THE NEED, THEY CAN CALL. AND FUNDAMENTALLY WHAT THIS UNIT IS ABOUT IS PROVIDING A REALTIME CONNECTION WITH EXISTING SERVICES. WE ARE NOT PROPOSING TO BECOME A FNDAMENTALLY NEW LINE OF SERVICE IN TERMS OF CASE MANAGEMENT, HEALTHCARE, ET CETERA. THAT’S HARD TO DO ON AN AD HOC, EPISODIC BASIS. AND FRANKLY, THERE ARE RESOURS TO DO THAT. WE WANT TO CONNECT PATIENTS WITH EXISTING SERVICES. I WANT TO ECHO WHAT LESLIE AND JEFF SPOKE ABOUT ABOUT THE CRITICAL NEED FOR LOW BARRIER ALL PAIR PRIMARY CARE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND URGENT CARE IN THE DOWNTOWN. I THINK IT’S A HUGE GAP RIGHT NOW. THAT PG SAID, I THINK THERE ARE ENOUGH SERVICES THAT WE CAN START PROVIDING THIS TO OUR PATIENTS WHO WE ENCOUNTER. AND SO FUNDAMENTALLY I THINK WHAT THIS UNIT IS GOING TO DO IS IT’S GOING TO CONNECT PEOPLE WITH A DESTINATION. SO PRIMARY CARE, URGENT CARE, CRISIS SOLUTIONS, SOBERING SHELTER HOUSING. IN THE IMMEDIATE TIMEFRAME. OR WITHOUT THAT, PROVIDING A CONNECTION WITH A CASE MANAGER WITH A TELEPHONE NURSE WITH AERER FERL WITH A NEXT DAY APPOINTMENT OR WITH ONE OF 3 THE SPECIALTY TEAM THAT IS EXIST THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SEATTLE. BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE FIREFIGHTERS ON THIS UNIT IF THEY DO ENCOUNTER SOMEONE WITH A MEDICAL NEED THEY’LL MITIGATE THAT TO HANDLE THAT AND FACILITATE TRANSPORTATION TO AN ED. IT IS A CONNECTOR YOUTUBE. IT IS SORT OF A FORCE MULTIPLIER FOR KING COUNTY, PROVIDERS, AND THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR.>>THANK YOU. I JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT WE’RE AT 11:01. WE HAVE TO BE OUT OF HERE BY NOON. SO FEEL FREE TO ASK YOUR QUESTION. BUT IF WE CAN KEEP IT, LIKE, REALLY SHORT.>>VERY BRIEFLY. SO IN THAT REFERRAL PROCESS, HAVE WE ASSURED — HAVE WE GUARANTEED THERE IS GOING TO BE SOMEBODY THERE FOR THAT WARM HAND OFF, FOR THAT NEXT DAY APPOINTMENT F FOR CASE MANAGER TO BE ON THE LINE WHEN WE HAVE 30% TO 40% TURNOVER RATES AND VACANCY RATES AT DESC AND YOUTH CARE AND OUR HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS? IT SEEMS LIKE A REALLY GREAT MODEL. HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THERE’S SOMEBODY TO ANSWER THE PHONE AND PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT IF WE HAVEN’T AS WELL BEEFED UP THE FUNDING, THE WAGES, AND STABILITY FOR THOSE ORGANIZATIONS.>>I THINK — I’M LOOKING AT COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, BECAUSE THE FUNDING THAT WENT INTO THE BUDGET FOR 2019 FOR CRISIS CONNECTIONS FOR THE ONE CALL PROGRAM IS A REALLY ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS. ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE IT WAS THE LITTLE TELEPHONE. THEY WEREN’T CALLED OUT BY NAME. BUT THE IDEA IS THAT CRISIS CONNECTIONS AS THE HEALTH ONE WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS CAN DAHL AND GET THAT PERSON, THAT PATIENT THEY’RE WORKING WITH CONNECTED TO THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE. SOMEBODY MIGHT HAVE A CASE MANAGER. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DOESN’T KNOW THAT. THE FOLKS AT ONE CALL CAN HELP MAKE THAT CONNECTION, MAINTAIN HIPAA PRIVACY, AND GET THEIR ALREADY SORT OF CONNECTED SERVICES TO THEM AND DISPATCHED SO. THAT IS THE IDEA. I BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL BE AN ITERATIVE PROCESS BOTH AS WE LEARN ON THE GROUND BUT ALSO AS WE BUILD CAPACITY IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE. SO IT’S A YES AND. THERE WILL NEED TO BE ADDITIONAL KEKS MADE.>>I THINK THE OTHER ELEMENT TO YOUR QUESTION IS WE’RE GOING TO START SMALL WITH A SMALL CAD RA OF TRUSTED PARTNERS. WE’VE BUILT THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. THIS UNIT IS ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS AND THE STAFF ON THAT RIG BEING TIEBL PICK UP CELLPHONES AND CALL A PROVIDER THEY KNOW OR CALL A RECOURSE THEY KNOW AND BE ABLE TO GET THAT IN. AND SO WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO BUILD THAT OUT OVER TIME. BUT REALLY START ON DAY ONE WITH FIRM RELATIONSHIPS BUILT WHERE WE KNOW THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY AND WORK FLOW TO ACCEPT THESE PATIENTS.>>COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO?>>THE THIRD SLIDE SHOWED KING COUNTY JAIL WAS THE SEVENTH MOST VISIT PLACE. WITH EXPANSION OF THE PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY AT THE JAIL — WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING TO EXPLORE DOWN THE ROAD?>>I’M NOT SURE –>>JUST LIKE FOR EXPANSION OF THE PROGRAM IN FUTURE YEARS. HAVING THAT ON SITE AT THE JAIL, WOULD THAT BE POTENTIALLY SOMETHING WORTH EXPLORING DOWN THE ROAD?>>WELL, IN THE FUTURE — SO WE’RE STARTING WITH ONE UNIT. IN THE FUTURE THAT COULD BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION, BUT WE’RE ALSO HAVING ADDITIONAL CONVERSATIONS WITH THE JAIL. SO THE JAIL HAS A PHYSICIAN ON STAFF. THEY HAVE NURSES ON STAFF. SO WE’RE TRYING TO WORK WITH THEM TO BETTER USE THEIR RESOURCES TO GET THEIR PATIENTS TO WHERE THEY NEED TO BE WITHOUT CALLING 911. IF YOU HAVE A PHYSICIAN ON STAFF AND NURSES ON STAFF, YOU MAY WANT TO USE THOSE RESOURCES BEFORE YOU USE THE 911 SYSTEM WHICH ARE FOR CRITICAL ALS EVENTS.>>TO BE FRANK, WE’VE IDENTIFIED SOME WORK FLOW PROBLEMS WITH JAIL HEALTH AND JHAD WHICH I THINK WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR A SEPARATE UPDATE. BUT I THINK THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO LESSEN THAT LOAD. BRIEFLY IN TERMS OF THE OPERATIONAL PROFILE, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM. OUR RESEARCH HAS SHOWN OVER AND OVER HAS THE MOST EFFECTIVENESS. TWO FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING AND A NONFIREFIGHTER PHYSICIAN, LIKELY A SOCIAL WORKER OR SIMILAR CERTIFICATION. SOMEONE WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THIS POPULATION. SOMEONE WHO’S ADEPT AT COMMUNICATING WITH THEM AND FIGURING OUT WHAT THE NEEDS ARE AND HAS A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF THE SYSTEMS IN PLAY. WE’RE GOING TO COVER, OFF THE BAT, THE DOWNTOWN CORE. AND WE WANT TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO SOME OF THE ADJOINING NEIGHBORHOODS, WHETHER THAT’S CAPITOL HILL OR SOMEWHERE SIMILAR TO SEE HOW THIS FUNCTIONS IN SORT OF A MORE DENSE URBAN AREA AS WELL AS A RESIDENTIAL AREA. THE HOURS, I’M GOING TO WALK BACK THAT MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY A LITTLE BIT. WE’RE FIGURING THAT OUT. IT’LL BE ROUGHLY THAT. AND WE WANT TO PROVIDE SERVICE AT PEAK HOURS. WHEN CASE MANAGERS ARE PICKING UP THE PHONE, THAT’S WHEN WE WANT TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE. WE’RE GOING START OFF PRIMARILY WITH A RESPONSE-BASED MODEL. DIRECTLY DISPATCHED FROM 911. REQUESTED BY OPERATIONS ON THE SCENE. I THINK THERE’S OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE PROACTIVE AND WORK WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS AS WELL. WE HAVE BUDGETED TO RUN THIS FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR. AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURS AS WELL TO BOOST THAT OUT AS WELL. AND THE EXPECTATION IS LATE IN 2019 WE WILL GET ROLLING. I THINK WE’VE MOSTLY COVERED, THIS FRANKLY, BUT YOU KNOW, THE PATIENTS WE ARE PRIMARILY EXPECTING TO SERVE FALL INTO THREE CATEGORIES. ONE IS LOW ACUITY MEDICAL CONDITIONS. CHRONIC COMPLAINTS OR ACUTE FLARE UP OF CHRONIC COMPLAINTS WHERE THEY DON’T NEED IMMEDIATE HOSPITALIZATION. ONE IS BEHAVIORAL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE. AND THE OTHER IS THINGS LIKE SHELTER AND WARMING. I WOULD DIRECT THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE IN DEPTH OF OUR PARTNERS TO THE WRITTEN SLIDE. BUT I SEE US INTERACTING WITH SPD, PARTICULARLY THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT, WITH THE COUNTYWIDE MOBILE CRISIS TEAM, WITH PRIMARY CARE, THE HEALTH CENTERS, AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. THIS IS GOING TO BE ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS AND PARTNERSHIPS. AND SO LOOKING JUST AT OUR SECOND BATTALION, DOWNTOWN CORE AND CAPITOL HILL OUT TO THE WATER, THE NEED IS CLEARLY THERE, I THINK IS THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US. AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE CRISIS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING UNSHELTERED WHICH OVERLAP WITH ALL THE ABOVE CATEGORIES, IS PRIMARILY FELT IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE. I THINK THAT IS THE TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY FOR US. AND IT’S GOING TO BE AN ITERATIVE PROGRAM. WE’RE GOING TO SEE WHAT WORKS, WHERE WE GET THE MOST, YOU NOW, WHERE WE HAVE THE COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE. IF THERE ARE SPECIFIC SUB CATEGORIES OR COHORTS OF THIS PATIENT POPULATION, WE WILL IDENTIFY THAT AND ADAPT THE TEAM ACCORDINGLY. AND WE ARE GOING TO — WE’RE PROMISING A ROBUST EVALUATION ON THIS. WE’RE TRYING TO GET A GRANT TO DO A PHD LEVEL, BUT WE’RE GOING TO DO AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION ABOUT EVERYTHING WE SEE, THE METRICS, PATIENT CON TABLGS, PATIENT OUTCOMES, AND WITH RECOMMENDATIONS BACK TO THIS COMMITTEE.>>THANK YOU. IS THERE A LAST LINE? OKAY. GREAT. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION. AND FOR TAKING THE TIME TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THE COUNCIL MEMBER QUESTIONS AROUND THIS. AT THIS POINT I’M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO GREG DOSS FROM CENTRAL STAFF WHO IS GOING TO, I THINK, WALK US THROUGH AN AMENDMENT THAT I’M PROPOSING BE MADE BEFORE WE CONSIDER THE COUNCIL BILL THAT WILL ULTIMATELY LIFT A PROVISO ALLOWING THE FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM TO BE UTILIZED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT, I THINK ONE THING THAT I’VE NOTICED IS THAT IN THE SLIDE INDICATES THAT THE COST OF THE PROGRAM WOULD BE $500,000. THE PROVISO IS ON $475,000. SO EXPLAIN TO US WHERE THE $25,000 DELTA IS COMING FROM.>>I THINK WE JUST ROUNDED UP. UNLESS THERE’S — THE EXPECTATION IS THE LOW ACUITY PROGRAM WITHIN FIRE HAS SOME DISCRETIONARY FUNDS. SO WE’RE GOING TO USE THAT TO MAKE UP THAT $25,000 TO ROUND IT UP TO $500,000.>>THERE’S AN ADDITIONAL $25,000 AVAILABLE THAT WILL ROLL OVER INTO THIS PROGRAM?>>CORRECT.>>GREAT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR THE EXECUTIVE BEFORE I HAND IT OVER TO GREG? NOPE? OKAY. GREG, TAKE IT OFF. AND I’M HANDING OUT THE AMENDMENT THAT I HAD GREG WORK ON FOR ME.>>THANK YOU. AS YOU MENTIONED, THE BILL THAT IS BEFORE YOU TODAY IS 119509. AND IT DOES TWO THINGS. IT RELEASED THE PROVISO ON THE $475,000 THAT REQUIRED THIS REPORT FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. AND IT ALSO MOVES INTO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT $475,000 THAT YOU MENTIONED. THAT MONEY HAD BEEN HELD IN FINANCE GENERAL PENDING THIS REPORT AND THE PILOT PROPOSAL FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE AMENDMENT THAT YOU ASKED ME TO PREPARE AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL HAS TO DO WITH THE EVALUATION THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EXECUTIVE ARE GOING TO CONDUCT ON THIS PILOT PROPOSAL. AS YOU SEE UP HERE, THEY’RE GOING TO PERFORM A ROBUST EVALUATION. THIS PARTICULAR AMENDMENT ASKS THEM TO LOOK AT WHETHER THE TEAM OR THE PUBLIC WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE SERVICES OF AN ADVANCED PROVIDER ON THAT TEAM. SO THAT WOULD BE SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE A NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT OR A NURSE. SOMEONE WHO IS CAPABLE OF HELPING WITH INFIELD TREATMENT. úTHE CHIEF TALKED ABOUT HOW ONE OF THE STRATEGIES FOR THIS PILOT MIGHT BE TO BRING FOLKS WHO DON’T NEED AN EMERGENCY ROOM TO AN URGENT CARE CLINIC. THIS WOULD BE SORT OF THE OPPOSITE. IF THERE WAS AN ADVANCE PROVIDER ON THE TEAM, THEY COULD SORT OF BRING THE URGENT CARE TO THE PERSON. AND WHETHER IT’S SOMETHING MINOR LIKE BEING STITCHED UP OR IF A PATIENT HAS BACK PAIN, THE ADVANCE PROVIDER MIGHT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THEM WITH PAIN RELIEF. AN INJECTION, SO TO SAY. SO THE IDEA HERE IS SOME MEDICAL TREATMENT IN THE FIELD AND WHETHER OR NOT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BENEFICIAL. SO THEN THE COUNCIL WILL KNOW IN A YEAR WHETHER OR NOT THEY MIGHT CONSIDER ADDING AN ADVANCE PROVIDERER TO THIS TEAM.>>THANK YOU, GREG. I WANT TO EXTEND MY GRATITUDE TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR REVIEW OF THE AMENDMENT AND MY UNDERSTANDING BASE ON MY CONVERSATION WITH GREG THIS MORNING IS THAT WE’VE GOTTEN TO A PLACE WHERE THERE’S CONSENSUS HERE WITH THIS AMENDMENT. AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS A PILOT PROGRAM SO THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DEPLOY THIS PROGRAM IN A WAY THAT IS SMALL ENOUGH FOR US TO FEEL CONFIDENT THAT WE’VE GOTTEN THE MODEL CORRECTLY DESIGNED, BUT ALSO MY HOPE AND INTENT WITH THIS AMENDMENT IS THAT IT’LL BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT — HOW WITH CAN MAKE THE MODEL MORE ROBUST IF WE DETERMINE TO TAKE THE PROGRAM TO SCALE ONCE WE SEE THE INITIAL DATA. AND SO I’M LEVERAGING THE OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU HAVE ALL PRESENTED WITH THE ROBUST EVALUATION AND METRICS ANALYSIS THAT WILL ALREADY BE OCCURRING WITH THE UNDERLYING PIE LOOT PROGRAM TO ALSO CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO EVALUATE HOW MANY PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THESE TYPES OF ADVANCED MEDICAL TREATMENT SERVICES ON SITE IF THEY WERE, OAR HAD BEEN, MADE AVAILABLE DURING THE PILOT PHASE. SO I THINK THIS IS MIDDLE GROUND WAY AT GETTING THE INFORMATION THAT WE NEED FOR FUTURE BUDGETARY ACTIONS AND FOR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEPARTMENT TO LOOK AT HOW TO TWEAK THE MODEL AS IT GOES FROM PILOT TO SOMETHING THAT HOPEFULLY WILL BE MUCH MORE SUSTAINABLE. I’M HOPEFUL THIS WILL ACTUALLY BE REALLY SUCCESSFUL FOR A LOT OF REASONS. SO THIS IS MY PROPOSED AMENDMENT. I’M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR HAVE GREG DO THE SAME. COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW?>>AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYBODY FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL WORK. I THINK WE’RE MOVING IN A DIRECTION AND I LIKE WHAT YOU’RE PROPOSING. COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ, I HAVE ONE QUICK QUESTION. WE’RE NOT AT THIS POINT PUTTING A NURSE PRACTITIONER OR SOMEBODY THAT CAN DO HEALTHCARE KINDS OF THINGS LIKE — AT THIS POINT WE ARE NOT DOING THAT IN THIS PROPOSAL. SO WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR HERE, AND THIS IS MY QUESTION, IS THAT SHOULD WE DECIDE TO DO IT IN A YEAR, IT WILL ONLY BE BASED UPON SOLID DATA AND EVALUATION AND A RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU WOULD BRING FORWARD BASED UPON THIS YEAR? SO AM I CORRECT ON THAT?>>COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, YES, THAT’S HOW WE UNDERSTOOD THAT TO MEAN, YES.>>GOOD. BECAUSE I’M UNDERSTANDING FROM SOME OF THE PROVIDERS THAT — OR THE FIRST RESPONDERS THAT THEY’VE GOT SOME CONCERN THAT THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE CALL THIS ENTITY, AND I LOVE THE HEALTH ONE NAME, AND THAT THE RELATIONSHIPS ARE BUILT AND THAT PEOPLE WILL GO AND GET THE SERVICES THAT THEY NEED. THAT THIS IS NOT JUST AN ON SITE ON THE STREET, I’M GOING TO DO WOUND CARE AND THEN THAT’S THE END OF IT. SO WE — I’M JUST HEARING FROM SOME OF OUR FIRST RESPONDER WHO IS WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT DOESN’T BECOME WA THEY ARE DOING OR EXPECTED TO DO.>>RIGHT. THAT’S NOT THE INTENT.>>SO AS LONG AS WE’VE GOT TIME TO LOOK AT THAT AND CONSIDER IT AND BE WORKING WITH OUR FIRST RESPONDERS THIS YEAR, I’M GOING TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF YOUR AMENDMENT.>>SO THE AMENDMENT ISN’T GOING TO MODIFY THE PROPOSED MODEL AS WE HEARD IN THE PRESENTATION TODAY. THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES. THIS AMENDMENT ESSENTIALLY ASKS THE FOLKS WHO ARE GOING TO BE STAFFING THE HEALTH ONE MOBILE BUS TO TRACK ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN THEIR CONTACTS WITH INDIVIDUALS THROUGH THE EXISTING MODEL OF THE POLICEMAN. PROGRAM. THEY WILL ALLOW US AN OPPORTUNITY TO IN THE FUTURE REVISIT THE PILOT VERSION OF THE DESIGN OF THIS MODEL TO REALLY ASK THE QUESTION OF IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BETTER SERVE THIS CLIENT BASE BY HAVING SOMEBODY WHO CAN PROVIDE AVANCED MEDICAL TREATMENT ON BOARD AS PART OF THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM. SO THAT’S A QUESTION THAT WILL NEED TO BE ANSWERED BY A FUTURE CITY COUNCIL AND A FUTURE BUDGET DELIBERATION PROCESS THAT ISN’T GOING TO BE THIS FALL. AND WE CERTAINLY WANT TO HAVE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT THE DATA THAT WE’LL NEED TO BE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY ANALYZE THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT POLICY DETERMINATION AND OBVIOUSLY IT WILL BE DONE SIMILARLY TO THE PROCESS WE PURSUED HERE, WHICH IS MAKING SURE THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ENGAGING WITH RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING FIRST RESPONDERS, TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MODEL IS STILL GOING TO FULFILL ITS INTENDED PURPOSE OF NOT JUST BEING A CONNECTOR TO SERVICES, BUT ALSO A MEETING THAT SORT OF BASIC LOW ACUITY NEEDS OF PEOPLE THAT THEY’RE COMING INTO CONTAC WITH. WHICH COULD INCLUDE SUTURING, PAIN RELIEF, ET CETERA, ON SITE. COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD?>>I’M STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS FUNDED AND WHAT IS ASPIRATIONAL FOR THE FUTURE. WHEN I — WHEN YOU EXPLAINED, CHIEF SKOG FINS, HOW THE DESC TRIAGE LINE WASN’T BEING USE, AND ONE OF THE THINGS YOU LEARNED WAS HAVING A NURSE IN DISPATCH WILL ACTUALLY HAVE EVEN BETTER RESULTS THAN THE TRIAGE LINE, I THOUGHT I HEARD THE TENTS BEING USED AS THE CONDITIONAL TENTS, THE FUTURE. THIS WOULD BE GOOD. SO IT’S NOT CLEAR TO ME WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS FUNDING FOR US, FOR A NURSE TO BE LOCATED IN DISPATCH AS PART OF THIS PROPOSAL.>>SURE. LET ME TRY TO PROVIDE CLARITY. THERE WAS ONE OF THE SLIDES EARLY ON THAT HAD FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES. AND ON THE FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES SLIDE IT HAD A POTENTIAL FOR A TRIAGE NURSE ON FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES. WHAT ACTUALLY IS FUNDED IS TWO FIREFIGHTERS POSITION WITH A SOCIAL WORKER NOR LACK OF A BETTER TERM RIGHT NOW. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ASKING FOR FUNDING FOR, THOSE POSITIONS.>>SINCE WE SAW SUCH A HUGE 80% OF PEOPLE DIVERTED WITH THE OLD DESC LINE, WHY IS THAT NOT A PRIORITY FOR THIS NEW SYSTEM?>>CHIEF SCOGGINS, I CAN TAKE THAT. THERE IS SOME POLICY WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. THERE WAS A QUESTION OF WOULD IT BE BETTER OR MORE IMPACTFUL TOO HAVE A NURSE LINE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FROM 911 WHICH IS A LOWER COST INTERVENTION BUT CREATE AS TWO PATHWAYS SITUATION. OR DOES IT MAKE MORE SENSE TO THINK ABOUT FUNDING A NURSE POSITION AT THE DISPATCH CENTER? I WOULD SAY THOSE TWO THINGS IN A CONVERSATION, THAT POLICY WORK IS UNDERWAY. IN ADDITION, HOW DO WE BEST LEVERAGE THIS NEW SYSTEM OF ONE CALL WHO HAVE RIGHT NOW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS. BUT COULD WE THINK ABOUT HOW THEY NAERT IN THIS WAY.>>WE ARE RUNNING THE CLOCK HERE. SO I AM GOING TO MOVE US ALONG. IS IT RIGHT INTO THE AMENDMENT?>>I WANT TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP THANK YOU. I KNOW WE’RE RUNNING LATE. I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING WE’RE DOING HERE BECAUSE WE ARE MOVING FORWARD. THAT’S REALLY EXCITING. I APPRECIATE YOUR AMENDMENT. I HAVE QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS. I DID HAVE A CHANCE THIS MORNING TO TOUCH BASE WITH SOME OF THE FIREFIGHTER LOCAL MEMBERS AND LEADERSHIP. AND I THINK THERE’S JUST A LITTLE BIT OF CONCERN, QUESTION MARKS ABOUT HOW THIS DOES AFFECT THE BUDGET THAT’S ALLOCATED. I’M CONCERNED I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS WOULD AFFECT THE ON THE GROUND EXPERIENCE OF THOSE SEEKING MEDICAL CARE, WHAT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS WOULD BE ASKED. HAVING SEEN SOMEONE WHO HAD A HUGE ABSCESS ON 1ST AVENUE WHEN WE WENT IN OUR TOUR, I CAN IMAGINE THAT IT’S REALLY TOUGH TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS WE HAVE TO ANSWER AS WE TRY TO GET THIS PERSON INTO MEDICAL CARE. ASKING THESE QUESTIONS IS GOOD. AT THIS POINT, GIVEN I HAVE THESE LINGERING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THE DELIVERY ON SITE IN THE EXISTING PILOT, I’M GOING TO ABSTAIN FROM THE AMENDMENT AT THIS POINT AND LOOK FORWARD TO FUTURE CONVERSATIONS WITH YOU ALL AND MEMBERS OF IAFF 27.>>AND JUST TO PROVIDE SOME CLARITY. ALL OF THE CALL THAT IS COME INTO 911 CAN STILL BE DISPATCHED TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THOSE THINGS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. IF IT’S WOUND CARE AND WE NEED TO WRAP THEM UP AND GET THEM TO THE ER, WE DO THAT TODAY. WE DO THAT ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. THIS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT PATH. ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE STILL IN PLAY. IF HEALTH ONE GOT ON SCENE AND IT WAS MORE THAN THEY CAN HANDLE, THEY CAN GET ON THE RADIO AND CALL FOR THAT RESOURCE úTO COME AND SUPPORT IT. WHETHER IT’S AN AID RESPONSE OR A MEDIC RESPONSE, ALL THOSE THINGS ARE STILL IN PLAY. THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL RESOURCE TO DEAL WITH A LOWER LEVEL TYPE OF A CALL. BUT ALL THOSE OTHER RESOURCES WE HAVE EVERY DAY ARE STILL IN PLAY ALL DAY. THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THAT.>>AND CHIEF SCOGGINS, IN TERMS OF THE CONCERN ABOUT THE, YOU KNOW, SORT OF MAKING MY AMENDMENT OPERATIONAL, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE SYSTEMS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS. THIS IS NOT GOING TO CREATE SOME INCREDIBLE ENCUMBRANCE OR DETERRENCE OR INABILITY TO ACTUALLY DELIVER THE CORE FUNCTIONS OF HEALTH ONE IN THE FIELD.>>NO. THIS WOULD NOT. YOUR AMENDMENT WOULD NOT DO THAT. WHAT I THINK I RECEIVED FROM YOU IS YOU ASKED US TO EVALUATE WHETHER THOSE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES COULD BE HELPFUL IN THE FUTURE. AND WE CAN DO THAT DURING THE COURSE OF THE PILOT.>>RIGHT. CERTAINLY NOT MY INTENT TO IMPACT THE OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF HEALTH ONE AS YOU ALL PROPOSED IT. SO I DON’T PERCEIVE MY AMENDMENT AS CREATING SOME SORT OF DIFFICULTY AND BEING ABLE TO DELIVER THE CORE SERVICES THAT HEALTH ONE IS INTENDED TO DELIVER. THESE ARE JUST IN THE COURSE OF THE WORK OF FIRST RESPONDERS MAKING OBSERVATIONS AND REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT AS PART OF ITS INTENDED EVALUATION AND METRICS AT THE END OF THE PILOT TO CONSIDER THIS AS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU’RE EVALUATING AS OPPOSED TO CREATING ANOTHER LAYER OF BUREAUCRACY OR REPORTING OR RECORDING ON THE THREE INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL BE ON THE HEALTH ONE BUS.>>AND IF I MAY SAY, WE ARE ALREADY INTENDING TO DO A ROBUST DATA COLLECTION CONSIDERABLY FAR BEYOND WHAT WE DO FOR EMS CONTACTS. I THINK AMENDMENT WOULD BE ABLE TO BE DERIVED FROM THAT DATA COLLECTION THEY WERE ALREADY PLANNING TO DO. SO I DON’T THINK IT’S AN ADDITIONAL BURDEN.>>THANK YOU, APPRECIATE THAT. OKAY. IS THERE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS HERE? OKAY. SO I AM GOING TO MOVE TO AMEND COUNCIL BILL 199509. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. ANY OPPOSED? ANY ABSTENTIONS. SO THERE’S ONE ABSTENTION. OKAY. SO THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE BILL HAS BEEN AMENDED. AND I WILL NOW MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND THE CITY PASS COUNCIL BILL 119509 AS AMEND. ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD?>>I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW FOR HER PASSION AND LEADERSHIP OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>YEAH. CHIEF?>>IF I MAY –>>I ALMOST CALLED YOU COUNCIL MEMBER.>>I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO THE THANKS OF COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW WHO HAS BEEN CHAMPIONING THIS ITEM FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND FIREFIGHTER. AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MAYOR DISTURB CAN FOR HER DURKAN. WE WOULDN’T BE HERE IF WE DIDN’T HAVE A STRONG RELATIONSHIP TO CREATE SOMETHING NEW AND DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO BETTER SERVE THE COMMUNITY. AND THAT’S WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. YOU KNOW, IN THE FIRE SERVICE, WE HAVE TRULY BECOME A PART OF THE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ENTRY POINT TO HEALTHCARE, FIRE DEPARTMENTS AROUND THIS COUNTRY ARE TIED IN TO IT.>>WANT TO ECHO THOSE THANKS AND THANK YOU CHIEF SCOGGINS. I THINK SINCE YOU GOT SWORN IN TO BE THE NEW CHIEF, I’VE BEEN HEARING YOU TALK ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. CERTAINLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP HERE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LOCALS. SO REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK YOU’VE BEEN DOING HERE. THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDING PASSAGE OF THE BILL VOTE AYE. ANY OPPOSED? NO ABSTENTIONS. OKAY. THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE COMMITTEE WILL RECOMMEND THE CITY COUNCIL PASS COUNCIL BILL 119509 AS AMENDED. WE HOPE TO CONSIDER THAT AT FULL COUNCIL THIS MONDAY. GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE. OKAY. I AM NOW GOING TO INVITE THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE HERE TO TESTIFY AS TO AGENDA ITEM TWO TO JOIN US AT THE TABLE WHILE ROXANA READS THIS ITEM INTO THE RECORD.>>AGENDA ITEM TWO. SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPHASIS PATROLS FOR BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION.>>THANK YOU, ROXANA. AND THEN JUST FOR PURPOSES OF THE VIEWING PUBLIC AND MY COLLEAGUES AT THE TABLE, GIVEN THE DELAY IN OUR COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS TODAY, WE ARE — WE HAVE DECIDED TO ALLOW THE FOLKS FROM WASHINGTON STATE TO GO AHEAD AND LEAVE. SO WE HAVE TABLED THAT DISCUSSION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION ON PAID FAMILY LEAVE. WE’LL WELCOME THEM BACK HOPEFULLY SOMETIME LATER ON THIS YEAR TO — I WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF EVERYBODY’S TIME INCLUDING THEIRS. I APOLOGIZE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TABLE THAT LAST AGENDA ITEM. BUT IT WAS IMPORTANT I THINK, FOR US TO SPEND EXTRA TIME ON THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY PORTION AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I DON’T RUSH THE EXECUTIVE THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION EITHER. SO OKAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. I WILL GO AHEAD AND ASK EACH OF YOU TO INTRODUCE YOURSELVES TO US AND FOR THE RECORD. AND THEN WE WILL GO AHEAD AND KICK IT OFF.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>ERIC GREENING, CHIEF BUREAU OPERATIONS, SEATTLE POLICE. CHRISTOPHER FISHER, SEATTLE POLICE.>>MONZ, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS.>>SOLID WASTE DIREC FOR FOR SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES.>>ATKINS, CHIEF OF STAFF, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.>>THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING. I THINK MANY OF YOU, IF NOT ALL OF YOU, WERE SITTING THROUGH THE PUBLIC TESTIMONY PERIOD AND THROUGH SOME OF THE REFLECTIONS THAT COUNCIL MEMBERS MADE IN RESPONSE TO THAT PUBLIC TESTIMONY. AND REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR ALL’S WILLINGNESS TO BE REALLY RESPONSE ITO MY REQUEST TO BE WITH US IN COMMITTEE SHORTLY. SO QUICKLY AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE ABOUT THE PRESUMMER EMPHASIS PROGRAM AND REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH YOU ALL AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL AND THE PROGRAM THAT’S NOW BEING ACTUALLY UTILIZED WITHIN THE SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS. WANT TO CLARIFY FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC THAT THE FACT THAT WE’RE HAVING A COMMITTEE DOESN’T DETER OR PREVENT OR PROHIBIT THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE OTHER RELATED AGENCIES FROM ACTUALLY DEPLOYING THE PRESUMMER EMPHASIS. THE EXECUTIVE AND POLICE DEPARTMENT DO NOT NEED LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY TO PURSUE THIS STRATEGY AND THIS PROGRAM. AND WE’RE NOT HERE TO CONSIDER ANY LEGISLATION ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. WE ARE HERE TO HAVE A BRIEFING ANDITION CUSHION ABOUT THE PROPOSAL AROUND HAVING A 30-DAY PERIOD OF ENHANCED PROACTIVE POLICING IN SEVEN DISCREET NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SEATTLE. SO I KNOW THERE’S BEEN SOME CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT THE COMMITTEE HEARING MEANS AND WHAT OUR POWER AND AUTHORITY OVER THE KINGDOM MAY BE. AND I JUST WANT TO BE REALLY HONEST WITH FOLKS THAT WE’RE HERE TO HAVE A BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION. THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT NEED OUR LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY TO PURSUE THIS PROPOSAL NOR DID IT ASK FOR IT. AND IN FACT, IN MY MOVING ABOUT IN THESE SEVEN DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS, I HAVE, INDEED, SEEN INCREASED PRESENCE BY OFFICERS WITHIN THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. SO JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS THE PURPOSE OF TODAY’S MEETING. AND REALLY APPRECIATE YOU ALL BEING WITH US. SO COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD.>>YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY SAID THIS, BUT FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC, IN THE CHARTER, THE CHIEF OF POLICE IS GRANTED DEPLOYMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE. THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NO ROLE IN THAT DEPLOYMENT AUTHORITY IN THOSE DECISIONS.>>YEAH. AND IT’S FOR GOOD REASON. BECAUSE WE ARE NOT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. WE ARE POLICYMAKERS. AND WE CERTAINLY WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS ON BEHALF OF OUR CONSTITUENTS TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF EXACTLY HOW THIS IS GOING TO HELP NEIGHBORHOODS AND TO ALSO FULFILL OUR OVERSIGHT ROLE AS A CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROGRAM ISN’T GOING TO HAVE HARMFUL UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES EITHER IN THE SHORT TERM OR THE LONG TERM. LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO COLLABORATIVELY WORK WITH ALL OF THE AGENCIES AT THE TABLE TODAY AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE TO CONTINUE, AGAIN, WORK TOGETHER TO RESOLVE THE NEED AND THE DESIRE FOR INCREASED LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES ACROSS THE CITY, NOT JUST THESE SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS. WITH THAT BEING SAID, I’M GOING TO HAND IT OVER AND ASSISTANT CHIEF, ARE YOU GOING TO KICK US OFF OR?>>HOW WE’RE GOING TO DIVIDE THIS UP, DR. FISH SER GOING TO TALK ABOT THE NUMBERS AND I’LL EXPLAIN AND SET THE CONTEXT FOR HOW IT’S EXECUTED.>>GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU, CHIEF. SO AGAIN, JUST TO BEGIN, THANK YOU MADAME CHAIR AND OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR HAVING US HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE WAY WE’RE EXECUTING THIS STRATEGY OF A COMPREHENSIVE CITY APPROACH IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. WHERE WE WANTED TO START OFF FROM, WAS OVERALL WHE LOOK AT REPORTED CRIME STATISTICS, WE’RE IN A LITTLE BIT OF A PAUSE ON DATA. THIS IS THROUGH MAY 6TH. CRIME IS DOWN OVERALL 12%. THE ONLY CATEGORY UP IS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, BUT THE REAL MESSAGE AND HOW IT RELATES IS ACROSS THE CITY IN VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS SOMETHING IS UP IN EACH OF THEM. WHILE OVERALL THINGS ARE DOWN AND IT’S A VERY GOOD PICTURE, THERE ARE POCKETS OF ISSUES THAT WE ARE AWARE OF. WE MEET EVERY TWO WEEKS AS A FULL COMMAND STAFF OF ALL PRECINCT CAPTAINS AND INVESTIGATION CAPTAINS AND OTHER SUPPORT FOLKS INCLUDING PUBLIC HEALTH AND FIRE AND THE CITY ATTORNEY AND COUNTY ATTORNEY. TO GO OVER WHAT ARE WE SEEING AND HEARING. WE’RE CONSTANTLY ASISSING. OVERALL THE STORY IS GOOD ON CRIME. BUT THERE ARE ISSUES ALWAYS TO ADDRESS. AS PRESIDENT HARRELL MENTIONED, WE CAN ALWAYS DO BETTER IN ALL THE WORK WE ALL DO. THE OTHER POINT WAS THAT WAS YEAR TO DATE, 2019 THROUGH 2018. 2018 VERSUS 2017, 2018 THERE WAS A 2.3% INCREASE IN OVERALL CRIME. GENERALLY ACROSS THE BOARD THE MAJOR CRIME TYPES WERE UP EXCEPT FOR ARSON AND LARCENY/THEFT. GENERALLY EVERYTHING WAS UP A LITTLE BIT LAST YEAR. WE DUG IN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. WE PUT OUT AN END OF YEAR CRIME REPORT ON OUR PUBLIC DASHBOARD THAT GOT INTO MORE DETAIL ON EACH OF THESE AND LEVERAGED THE DETAILS THAT PROVIDED CONTEXT TO THE NUMBERS. WE THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT IN THAT SAME TIME PERIOD POPULATION GREW 2.3%. OEN THAT YEAR END REPORT WE DID, WE ALSO PROVIDE THE CRIME RATE WHICH SHOWS AN INTERESTING PICTURE OVER THE PAST FEW YEAR, PROPERTY CRIME ESPECIALLY. THE RATE HAS GONE DOWN. PERSON RELATED CRIME GOES UP AND DOWN, BUT HAS GENERALLY STAYED IN A STABLE BANDWIDTH AS THE CITY AS CONTINUED TO GROW, THE RATE OF CRIME HAS STAYED FAIRLY CONSISTENT. BUT GENERALLY THE STORY IS CITY FAIRLY STABLE OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. LOOKING GOOD THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR. BUT THERE ARE CONCERNS IN CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS. AND THAT REALLY DROVE A LOT OF THE CONVERSATION THAT WE’RE GOING HAVE TODAY. BOTH HISTORICALLY NEIGHBORHOODS YOU SEE NEIGHBORHOODS RAMPING UP AND WE CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM THE NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGH COMMUNITY GROUPS, ADVISORY GROUPS FROM YOUR OFFICES ABOUT CONCERNS IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS. THAT PLAYED INTO A LOT OF WHAT WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY. IT WASN’T JUST HOW ARE WE LOOKING THIS YEAR? IT’S ARE WE CONTINUOUSLY HEARING ISSUES FROM SOME OF THESE PLAYS.>>I’M DOING TO STOP YOU REALLY QUICKLY. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE HEARD DURING PUBLIC TESTIMONY IS THAT, YOU KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE BASICALLY SAYING THESE STATISTICS CAN’T BE TRUSTED AND THAT IT’S, YOU KNOW, SORT OF, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE CALLING BOLL LOX BASICALLY ON THESE STATISTICS SAYING THEY DON’T SQUARE WITH WHAT I FEEL WHEN I AM MOVING ABOUT MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD OR A DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD. HOW DOES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDLE THAT CRITICISM AND CONCERN YOU KNOW, HOW DOES THIS EMPHASIS PATROL IN PARTICULAR ADDRESS THAT OR NOT?>>I’LL START WITH THE ISSUE. I THINK WE HEAR THAT. WE’RE VERY AWARE THAT PERCEPTION IS DIFFERENT THAN NUMBERS. THOSE ARE REPORTED CRIMES WHERE THERE WAS A 911 CALL OR AN OFFICER ON VIEW. AN OFFICER ARRIVED, THE VICTIM OR COMPLAIN TANT WAS THERE AND WILLING TO TALK. AND THERE WAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO WRITE A REPORT. THAT’S WHY WE LOOK AT OTHER THINGS TOO. WE LOOK AT OUR 911 CALLS. EVEN IF SOMETHING DOESN’T RAISE UP TO BECOME AN ISSUE THAT GETS COUNTED IN THESE NUMBERS, WE LOOK AT THE TRENDS IN WHO’S CALLING, NOT WHO, WHERE PEOPLE ARE CALLING, FOR WHAT, WHAT TIME OF DAY, WHAT NEIGHBORHOODS, WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK. WE LOOK AT THOSE TRENDS TOO. WE HAVE A LOT OF THE DISCUSSIONS AROUND REPEAT LOCATIONS, MUCH LIKE FIRE, I THINK TOGETHER WE’VE HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW CAN WE WORK ON REPEAT LOCATIONS. AND THEN WE HAVE SUPPORTED FOR HE PAST, I THINK, NOW TH YEAR, THE PUBLIC SAFETY SURVEY WITH SEATTLE UNIVERSITY DOING THAT AND THE ANALYSIS AND OUTREACH AND A LOT OF THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS WHERE THEY PULL FOLKS TOGETHER TO GET THE MORE QUALITATIVE. IN THE 57 MICROCOMMUNITY POLICING NEIGHBORHOODS WHAT ARE PEOPLE FEELING ON THE GROUND? WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE. THERE ARE WHOLE FORMAL SCALES ABOUT SOCIAL COHESION AND NEIGHBORHOODS. A HOLE BUNCH OF FACTORS THAT PLAY INTO CRIME. WE HAVE A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY THAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE CALL 911. WE HAVE A RANDOM CALL BACK FOUR TIMES A YEAR THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING SINCE 2006. IT INCLUDES BOTH HOW SATISFIED ARE THEY WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND RESPONSE. THEY GOT OVERALL AND WITH THE SPECIFIC OFFICER. BUT WE LOOK AT HOW SAFE YOU FEEL AT DAY AND NIGHT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY AT LARGE. WE ARE LOOKING AT HOW THOSE NUMBERS ARE TRENDING. NOW WE’RE RIGHT NOW DISCUSSING TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO DO A MORE EXPANSIVE VERSION OF THAT. THAT IS A VERY INTENSIVE, THAT RANDOM DIGIT CALL BACK OF A PERSON ON A PHONE ANSWERING A VUR VA TAKES RESOURCES AND TIME. THERE’S INTERESTING TECHNOLOGY OTHER DEPARTMENTS ARE USING TO LET THE COMMUNITY TELL YOU HOW ARE THEY FEELING, WHAT ARE THEIR ISSUES, WHERE THEY VOLUNTEER TO DO IT. THIS ISN’T GOING OUT AND ASKING QUESTIONS, IT’S THEM FINDING A WAY TO LET THE POLICE DEPARTMENT KNOW WHAT ARE THEY DOING, WHAT ARE THEIR ISSUES? THAT’S HOW WE HANDLE THE ISSUE. THE NUMBERS DON’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY. I CAN GET INTO THE RESEARCH AROUND CERTAIN THINGS LIKE MO OR THE VEHICLE THEFT AND RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY AND HOMICIDE. IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE TREND, THERE’S STATS YOU CAN DO ABOUT HOW THAT SUPPORTS OTHER TRENDS. THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ALMOST UNIVERSALLY GET REPORTED. YOU WANT TO DO YOUR INSURANCE REPORT FOR YOUR CAR BEING STOLEN. IF SOMEONE IS KILLED, SOMEONE’S AWARE OF IT. AND MOST OF THE TIME PEOPLE REPORT IF SOMEONE BROKE INTO THEIR HOUSE. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN LOOK AT IN TERMS OF NUMERICAL TRENDS. THE NUMBERS ARE PRETTY ON POINT. YEAH, MOST CRIME IS UNDERREPORTED. CERTAIN CRIMES ARE MORE CONSISTENTLY REPORTED. BUT OVERALL, I FEEL PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT THE TREND, THE STORY OF THE NUMBERS IS RIGHT. THE SCALE IS PROBABLY LOWER. BUT THAT’S THE CASE IN EVERY CITY. A LOT OF — ABOUT 50% OF CRIME DEPENDING ON THE CATEGORY DOESN’T GET REPORTED. SO WE KNOW THAT TOO. WHICH IS ALSO JUST HEARING FROM THE PUBLIC THROUGH THOSE OTHER AVENUES.>>CAN I COME IN ON THAT?>>SURE.>>THE SEATTLE U STUDY GOING BACK SEVERAL YEARS NOW HAS CONSISTENT THEMES BUBBLING TO THE TOP. NUMBER ONE THEME IN LAST YEAR’S REPORT WAS LACK OF POLICE PRESENCE.>>MM-HMM.>>THE SECOND ISSUE –>>IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD.>>IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD. SECOND ISSUE WAS THE ISSUE OF HOMELESSNESS. AND THEN ANOTHER THING THAT POPPED UP LAST YEAR WAS THEY WANT TO SEE BETTER COORDINATION BETWEEN CITY AGENCIES. SO I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE RELEVANT TO WHERE WE GO SOON.>>COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD?>>THANK YOU. AND DR. FISHER, YOU MAY HAVE MADE THIS DISTINCTION, AND IF YOU DID, I APOLOGIZE FOR REPEATING IT, BUT I THINK IT MERITS ELEVATION. ALTHOUGH THE OVERALL CITYWIDE CRIME INCREASE WAS 2.3% BY MY MATH THE PERSON CRIME INCREASE WAS ABOUT 9%.>>CORRECT.>>AND SO I THINK THAT IS SIGNIFICANT AND I THINK WE SHOULD RECOGNIZE THAT BECAUSE WHEN THE COMMUNITY IS SAYING THAT THEY DON’T BELIEVE THAT THESE STATS REFLECT THEIR — WHAT THEY BELIEVE, THEIR PERCEPTIONS, BEARING THAT VERY REAL INCREASE INTO A LARGER OVERALL CRIME INCREASE. I THINK FURTHER ACCELERATES SORT OF THE MISTRUST OF THE DATA. SO I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THAT IS AN AN CREASE.>>SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS SPREAD BAD NEWS VERY QUICKLY. ONE PERSON CAN HAVE A CAR PROWLED AND THEY POST THAT, AND IT GETS PEOPLE SPUN UP, SO TO SPEAK. WE HEAR ABOUT IT FACE-TO-FACE. WE GET THE INPUT VIA EMAIL ON 911 VARIOUS ISSUES. THAT HELPS GET PEOPLE UPSET.>>I THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT. ONE WILL BE VERY QUICK TO DISMISS PERCEPTIONS AS JUST BEING PERCEPTIONS. AND IF IT’S NOT SUPPORTED BY REAL DATA AND REAL CRIME STATISTICS, WE SHOULD JUST MOVE ALONG AND DEAL WITH THE REAL CRIME DATA. THEN THERE’S THE OPPOSITE PERSPECTIVE OF MY PERCEPTION IS REFLECTED — IS REFLECTIVE OF AN EXPERIENCE I MAY HAVE RECENTLY PERSONALLY HAD WHEN I WAS THE VICTIM OF A CRIME OR THE WITNESS OF A CRIME. OR WHERE I KNOW SOMEBODY WHO’S VERY CLOSE TO ME WHO WAS ALSO A VICTIM OF A PERSON CRIME OR A PROPERTY CRIME. AND SO FOR ME, THE PERCEPTION IS ACTUALLY ALL THE DATA AND STATISTICS I NEED TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE IN OUR CITY BECAUSE IT MAY NOT WITH SOMETHING THAT HAD IMPACTED ME FIVE YEARS AGO OR FOUR YEARS AGO OR THREE YEARS AGO BUT NOW IT IS. AND SO I JUST WANT TO BE REALLY COGNIZANT OF THE FACT THAT THOSE ARE — I WOULD SAY TWO DIFFERENT SPECTRUMS. AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOT BE IMMEDIATELY DISMISIVE OF ONE PERSPECTIVE OVER THE OTHER IN TERMS OF HOW PEOPLE EXPERIENCE ISSUES RELATED TO CRIME AND DISORDER WITHIN OUR CITY. AND SO I THINK THAT WHILE I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE HAVE SKEPTICISM ABOUT THE DATA, I ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I SIGNAL AND SAY THAT THE DATA IS ACTUALLY AUTHENTIC AND VALIDATED AND STATISTICALLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE CRIMES THAT ARE REPORTED. AND WE SHOULD HAVE TRUST AND FAITH IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO IS ACTUALLY RECEIVING THIS DATA AND INFORMATION AND PROCESSING IT THAT THEY ARE ACCURATELY REPORTING OUT THOSE CRIMES AND TRENDS THAT ARE REPORTED FOR PURPOSES OF SHEPHERDING CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES IN A CERTAIN MANNER TO ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE TRENDS AND CONCERNS. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT WE DO THAT AT THE EXPENSE OF APPRECIATING THAT THERE ARE NEIGHBORHOODS, IN MY EXPERIENCE, I HAVE WORKED A LOT WITH MEMBERS IN THE SOUTH PARK COMMUNITY WHO CONTINUE TO STAY THAT THE NUMBERS DON’T REFLECT WHAT THEY’RE EXPERIENCING EVERY DAY. AND THOSE ARE — THAT’S AN EXTREMELY DIVERSE COMMUNITY IN A COMMUNITY THAT EXPERIENCES A LOT OF POVERTY AND LACK OF ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY. AND SO I APPRECIATE SORT OF THAT THERE CAN BE A DISCONNECT OF THAT AND THAT ONE DOESN’T TRUMP THE OTHER. COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD?>>I’M SORRY. I JUST WANT TO — WHAT I’M SAYING IS SOMETHING SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ALTHOUGH I APPRECIATE THAT DISTINCTION.>>I WASN’T TRYING TO BUILD ON WHAT YOU WERE SAYING.>>I JUST DON’T WANT TO LOSE THE THREAD THAT I THINK AS IT RELATES TO PERSON CRIME, THE PERCEPTIONS MATCH THE DATA. AND PEOPLE WALKING AROUND SAYING I FEEL LESS SAFE, 9% INCREASE IN PERSON CRIME SUPPORTS THAT ABSOLUTELY.>>YEAH.>>AND I FEEL LIKE IF WE BURY THAT 9% NUMBER IN A HIGH LEVEL NUMBER THAT SAYS 2.3% WE ARE ENCOURAGING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO MISTRUST UR DATA. SO I THINK WE NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT INCREASES AND DO IT PUBLICLY.>>NOT ALL CRIMES ARE THE SAME. I WASN’T MAKING REMARKS TO DISCOUNT THE HIGHLIGHT YOU WERE MAKING. I THINK THAT’S ABSOLUTELY TRUE IN SOME CATEGORIES THAT WE SEE IN THIS PRESENTATION. AND THEN I’M SURE THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS HAPPY TO TALK TO US MORE ABOUT IT. WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE AND THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO NOT A PERCEPTION BUT A REALITY OF AN INCREASE OF PARTICULAR TYPES OF CRIMES. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA?>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. SO IF WE ARE GOING TO LOOP AT THE SUBLAYERS HERE. AND APPRECIATE YOU PROVIDING THIS DATA. DATA-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS ARE DESIRED FOR CRAFTING PUBLIC POLICY. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PROPERTY CRIME WHICH WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF COVERAGE LATELY OF, YOU KNOW, INCIDENTS OF ARSON AND THET. ARSONS HAVE DECREASED FROM 2017 TO 2018. LARS — HELP ME SOMEONE.>>LARCENY.>>HAS DECREASED FROM 2017 TO 2018. THE OVERALL PROPERTY CRIME BUCKET IF WE’RE LOOKING AT THIS SUBDIVISION HAS INCREASED BY 1.57%. SO I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO RECOGNIZE YES, THERE HAS BEEN AN OVERALL INCREASE IN CRIME. THAT IS NO DOUBT SOMETHING THAT I KNOW YOU AND CHIEF BEST HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY LOOKING INTO. I WANT TO REITERATE SOMETHING I SAID EARLIER TODAY THAT IS IN MY THREE CONVERSATIONS WITH CHIEF BEST OVER THE LAST MONTH AND A HALF OR SO, PART OF WHAT SHE HAS CONTINUED TO REITERATE IS THAT EVERY OFFICER ABSOLUTELY HAS THE TOOLS AND AUTHORITY TO PURSUE CRIMES. AND THAT INCLUDES THEFT AND LARCENY. AND BURGLARY. BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GOING TO ARREST SOMEONE OR PURSUE SOMEONE SIMPLY FOR SLEEPING OUTSIDE. TO REITERATE, ISSUES OF SELLING DRUGS, STEALING, LIGHTING DUMPSTERS OR RVs ON FIRE, ALL OF THESE ARE THINGS THAT YOUR OFFICERS STILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO AFTER. BUT IT IS, I THINK, IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOTE THAT IN THE PROPERTY CRIME SECTION WHICH HAS GOTTEN A LOT OF ATTENTION, IT’S 1.5% INCREASE. I WANTED TO FOLLOW UP ON ONE ADDITIONAL COMMENT THAT YOU MADE AND JUST DOUBLE CHECK HOW THESE NUMBERS OVERLAP WITH WHERE WE’RE GOING TO SEE INCREASE PAD TROLL PRESENCE AND POTENTIALLY ARRESTS. IF THIS DATA IS NOT THE ONLY DATA YOU’RE LOOKING AT, AND YOU’RE LOOKING AT TREND FOR WHO CALLS OR WHERE PEOPLE ARE CALLING FROM, I THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER ANALYSIS THAT NEED TO BE DONE. WHO IS MOST COMFORTABLE CALLING THE POLICE? WHERE ARE THOSE SITUATIONS? AND IN WHAT SITUATIONS ARE INDIVIDUALS CALLING FOR IF THE INDIVIDUAL THAT THEY’RE CALLING ABOUT IS NOT ACTUALLY COMMITTING A CRIME? HOW HAS THAT AFFECTED WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE INCREASING PA THOLS IN THAT AREA. BECAUSE I KNOW THERE ARE CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS CERTAIN CALLS ARE COMING IN, BUT THEY’RE NOT ACTUALLY CRIME-RELATED CALLS. AND SO ARE YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS ALIGNING WITH WHERE YOU’RE GETTING THE MOST CALLS OR ARE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PATROLS ALIGNING WITH WHERE WE’RE SEEING OVERALL CRIME?>>WE’LL GO INTO MORE DETAIL, COUNCIL MEMBER, BUT THE — THIS WAS A COMBINATION OF A WHOLE LOT OF — THIS WASN’T JUST A POLICE IDENTIFIED NEIGHBORHOODS. THIS WAS, AS WE’LL SEE IN HERE, THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WE’RE HEARING ABOUT ISSUES THAT AREN’T CRIMINAL IN NATURE. IT WASN’T JUST POLICE DATA. WE WANTED TO START THIS OUT FROM THE CHAIR’S QUESTIONS AND SOME OTHER ISSUES WITH THIS HIGH LEVEL. THIS IS WHERE THE CITY STANDS ON CRIME. WE’LL DIG INTO WHAT WE SAW IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE SELECTED. BUT WE LOOK AT A WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS. I ATTEMPTED TO CLEAN IT UP IN MY COMMENT, BUT I WILL DO IT AGAIN. FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS WE DON’T HAVE THE WHO CALLS. I THINK I’M NOT GOING TO QUOTE THE STATISTIC BECAUSE I DON’T REMEMBER IT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, BUT IT’S A LOW PERCENT ON WHERE WE HAVE DEMOGRAPHICS. WE KNOW WHERE THE CALL CAME FROM, BUT THE WHO’S CALLING, THAT WE DON’T HAVE. BUT YEAH, THIS IS A COMBINATION. WE STARTED OUT WITH THE CRIME JUST BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE FOCUSED THAT THIS WAS A POLICING THING JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES. BUT THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE AND SO OTHER INFORMATION WAS FACTORED IN. WHICH WE’LL GET INTO.>>ALL RIGHT.>>OKAY. I’LL TALK ABOUT EMPHASIS PATROLS IN GENERAL. SO I’VE BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT ALMOST 25 YEARS. AND EVEN BEFORE I CAME ON DEPARTMENT EMPHASIS PATROLS ARE ONE OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE USE TO GO DIRECTLY AT CRIME SPIKES OR PROBLEM LOCATIONS. EMPHASIS PATROLS CAN BE COMPRISED OF ONDUTY RESOURCES, BEING DIRECTED TO SPEND MORE TIME IN A PARTICULAR PROBLEM LOCATION. YOU CAN SAY WE TAKE AWAY SOME OF THE OFFICER’S DISCRETION TO RANDOMLY PATROL. AND WE SAY WE WANT YOU IN THIS BLOCK OR THESE BLOCKS BECAUSE THE DATA’S SAYING WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE. OR WE CAN DO A COMBINATION LIKE THIS EFFORT WILL BE BETWEEN ON-DUTY RESOURCES BEING REDIRECTED TO CERTAIN AREAS AND THE EMPHASIS BEING SUPPLEMENTED WITH OFFICERS OVER TIME. SO IT’S A COMBINATION OF BOTH. IT’S NOT ALL OVER TIME, IT’S NOT ALL ON DUTY. THE ON DUTY FOLKS WILL BE DIRECTED TO PATROL IN THOSE AREAS BETWEEN CALLS FOR SERVICE. THE OVERTIME OFFICESERS WILL BE PATROLLING THOSE AREAS, BUT THEY’LL HAVE MORE LEEWAY TO STAY PUT, BE OUT ON FOOT, CONNECT WITH FOLKS ON THE STREET, AND BUSINESS OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WHAT I WANTED TO ADD TOO, IS EMPHASIS PATROLS AREN’T NEW. WE HAVE CSTAT EVERY TWO WEEKS AND WE HAVE A MULTITUDE OF PARTNERS AT THE TABLE FROM CITY DEPARTMENTS AS WELL AS SERVICE PROVIDERS AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE FROM OUR OVERSIGHT PARTNERS HERE WITH THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE TALK ABOUT EMPHASIS PATROLS AND THE FACT IF YOU IMPLEMENT AN EVERY SIS PATROL AND IT’S SUCCESSFUL, YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO MORE. IF NOT, END IT AND DO SOMETHING ELSE. I ENCOURAGED PRI SINTH COMMANDERS TO TRY TO BE INNOVATIVE AND ADJUST WHEN NEEDED. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO POINT OUT TO THE COUNCIL IS — AND I JUST KIND OF GET RIGHT TO THE POINT HERE — IS WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS IS CHIEF BEST HAS ALWAYS SAID A LOT OF WHAT’S HAPPENED NOW WE’RE ASKING OUR YOUNG OFFICERS TO DO SO MUCH MORE. IT’S A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS. OUR OFFICERS MANY TIMES GO TO CALLS, AND I KNOW YOU GET THESE CALLS SOMETIMES FROM CONSTITUENTS THAT SAY THE OFFICER SAID THEIR HANDS WERE TIED. WHEN I TOOK OVER PATROL, I MADE IT VERY CLEAR YOUR HANDS ARE NOT TIED, BUT WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF EDUCATING YOU ABOUT WHAT’S NOT UNDER OUR PURVIEW AND DIRECT THE PERSON TO THE RIGHT DEPARTMENT. THIS EMPHASIS PROGRAM, WHAT’S DIFFERENT HERE, IS WE’RE MARRYING UP OTHER CITY HELP WITH THE POLICE IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. WE ACTUALLY HAVE OTHER EMPHASIS PATROLS ACTIVE RIGHT NOW IN OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY, SOUTHEAST SEATTLE IS A STREET ROBBERY IMP SIS THAT’S BEEN GOING FOR QUITE SOME TIME. AND SINCE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, WE’VE HAD EMPHASIS GOING IN SODO, PIONEER SQUARE, IN FREMONT. THERE’S ALSO RAMPING UP, WE’RE GOING INTO AL CHI WITH THE WARMER WEATHER AND THEN WE’RE STARTING ONE IN GOLDEN GARDENS. SO EMPHASIS PATROLS ARE NOTHING NEW. THE ONLY THING HERE WE’RE TAKING A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH. AND THESE PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOODS, BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE GO OUT, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BEING THE MOST VISIBLE ARM OF THE GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE COME TO US TO TALK ABOUT STREET LIGHTS, POTHOLE, AND THINGS THAT ARE NOT UNDER OUR PURVIEW.>>COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD?>>I JUST WANT TO TAKE THIS VERY QUICK OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU PROVIDED A GREAT SEGUE, ALTHOUGH THE ADKI SUMMER EMPHASIS PATROL IS NOT PART OF THIS DISCUSSION, I APPRECIATE YOU HIGHLIGHTING THE DIRECTION YOU GIVE TO OFFICERS TO NOT CONTINUE THIS NARRATIVE THAT SOMEHOW THE COUNCIL HAS TIED HANDS. YESTERDAY I SPOKE TO A CONSTITUENT IN THE ALKI NEIGHBORHOOD WORKING THE ISSUE OF NOISE ENFORCEMENT FOR MANY MANY YEARS. WORKED WITH ME TO HELP THE COUNCIL CHANGE THE LAW. AND THIS CONSTITUENT JUST SPOKE TO AN OFFICER ABOUT HOW NOISY IT WAS LAST WEEKEND. AND THAT OFFICER TOLD HER IT’S THE CITY COUNCIL’S FAULT THAT SPD DOESN’T ENFORCE THE NOISE ORDINANCE. DESPITE THE FACT WE MADE CHANGES TO THE ORDINANCE SPECIFICALLY TO RESPOND TO YOUR FEEDBACK TO US ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE THE LAW SO THAT YOU COULD BETTER ENFORCE IT. OFFICERS ARE STILL GIVING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT.>>I’D BE WILLING TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT.>>ANOTHER TYPE, BUT YES.>>IT’S DEFINITELY EDUCATION PIECE. AND I THINK DURING THIS PROGRAM, NOT TO GET OFF TOO FAR INTO A RABBIT HOLE HERE, IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AS WE’RE OUT, THE OFFICERS — WE’RE GOING TO TEACH OUR OFFICERS WHAT DEPARTMENT HANDLES WHAT ISSUE. AND WHEN WE’RE ON FOOT BEATS, TRY TO DIRECT FOLKS TO THE FIND IT, FIX IT APP. OFFICERS HAVE CELLPHONES AND MAYBE WE CAN ENTER THE INFORMATION FOR A COMMUNITY MEMBER IF THEY DON’T HAVE THAT TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE. AND WE WILL MAKE THOSE REFERRALS TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS.>>GO AHEAD.>>THANK YOU.>>SORRY.>>THANK YOU. I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT YOU BROUGHT THIS UP, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD. THE NUMBER OF TIMES I HEAR FROM CONSTITUENTS DOWNTOWN THAT THEY TALKED TO OFFICERS AND THE OFFICERS SAY OUR HANDS ARE TIED. IF WE CAN DO AWAY WITH THAT, THAT WOULD BE THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO. LET OUR OFFICERS KNOW THEY DO HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS AND BE RESPONSIVE. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING ABOUT OFFER THEM THE FIND IT, FIX IT APP. BUT I THINK IT’S A BIG DEAL. AND I DON’T WANT TO UNDERPLAY IT. AND I DEFINITELY DON’T WANT US TO DISMISS IT. PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED THAT THEY THINK THEIR OFFICERS ARE, LIKE, JUST NOT VISIBLE OR THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEY DO HAVE THE POWER OR THE BACKING FROM YOU. THEY HAVE THE BACKING FROM US. WE WANT THEM TO DO THEIR JOBS. AND IF THERE’S A PROBLEM, I WISH YOU’D COME AND TELL ME SPECIFICALLY.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CHIEF ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. AND WITH CAPTAIN, PRECINCT CAPTAINS AROUND THIS ISSUE AS WELL. AND WITH CONSTITUENTS. AND I ALSO WANT TO REALLY BE CLEAR THAT IT IS NOT JUST SOMETHING I WANT OFFICERS TO DO, IT IS MY EXPECTATION AS A COUNCIL MEMBER THAT OFFICERS, WHEN THEY SHOW UP TO WORK EVERY DAY, SHOWED UP TO DO THE THING THEY SAID THEY WANTED TO DO WHEN THEY WENT TO ACADEMY, WHICH IS ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE. I ALSO EXPECT THEM TO DO THAT IN A WAY THAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL AND FAIR AND EQUITABLE TO THE PEOPLE THEY’RE COMING INTO CONTACT WITH. SO WE’RE NOT JUST GOING TO DO DRAGNETS, SWEEPS OF PEOPLE INTO OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR THE SAKE OF SATISFYING INDIVIDUALS WHO FEEL LIKE THAT’S THE ONLY TOOL LEFT IN OUR TOOLBOX TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE LIVABILITY CONCERNS BEING IDENTIFIED. BUT I DO WANT TO ECHO MY EXPECTATION THAT OFFICERS WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE JOBS THAT THEY WERE HIRED TO DO, AND THAT — AND I BELIEVE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HAS TAKEN MANY STEPS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS TO ADVANCE IN SOME INSTANCES YOU KNOW, LEGISLATION WITHOUT CONTROVERSY WITH, YOU KNOW, WITH FAIR AMOUNT OF FAIR CONTROVERSY. WE HAVE ADVANCED LEGISLATION BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN THE ABLTHD OF PROVIDING RANK AND FILE POLICE OFFICERS AND THEIR SUPERVISORS THE ABILITY TO FULFILL THEIR MANDATE OF DELIVERING LAW ENFORCEMENT PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES TO NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS THE CITY OF SEATTLE. AND I BELIEVE THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER ON SORT OF WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE AND HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE SERVICES ARE DELIVERED IN THE FAIR EQUITABLE WAY, NOT JUST FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING IN COMMUNITIES BUT ALSO FOR THE OFFICERS WHO ARE ASKING TO STEP INTO SOMETIMES DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. SO I APPRECIATE COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD BRINGING THAT POINT UP. AGAIN, I KNOW SHE AND I HAVE A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS AS WELL IN OUR ONGOING CONCERN ABOUT WANTING TO CORRECT THE RECORD ON OUR BEHALF THAT THAT IS NOT WHAT OUR INTENT IS. AND IN FACT, THAT’S EXACTLY PART OF WHAT IS MOTIVATING ME TO HAVE THIS BRIEFING TODAY IS WANTING TO HAVE THAT TRANSPARENT SHARING OF INFORMATION SO YOU CAN HEAR DIRECTLY FROM US.>>THANK YOU FOR THAT. I HEARD THE TERM USED EARLIER, CORE SERVICE. WHAT IS OUR CORE DELIVER ABLE? AND AS LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOR US, THIS PLAN TAKES PRESSURE OFF OUR YOUNG OFFICERS IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE OFTEN WE ARE CALLED TO SITUATIONS THAT AREN’T QUITE AN ENFORCEMENT SITUATION. AND IT COULD BE SOCIAL SERVICE OR SOME OTHER DEPARTMENT THAT COULD ACTUALLY HELP WITH THAT SITUATION. I THINK THAT’S WHERE SOME OF THIS FRUSTRATION IS WITH THE OFFICERS. THEY JUST WANT TO DO THEIR JOBS, BUT IT’S ON ME AND THE REST OF THE COMMAND STAFF TO EDUCATE THEM AND GIVE THEM THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL. AND DIRECT WHATEVER ELSE TO THE OTHER DEPARTMENT THAT IS NEEDS TO BE HANDLED.>>THAT’S GREAT. OKAY.>>OKAY. PART OF DEPLOYMENT WILL BE INCREASED BICYCLE PRESENCE, SO WE WILL REDISTRIBUTE OUR BICYCLE OFFICERS IN PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE LISTED HERE TO BE MORE VISIBLE. WE WANT FOOT BEAT OFFICERS IN THE COMMUNITY, POLICE TEAM OFFICERS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THEIR PRESENCE. WE’RE NOT LOOKING TO HAVE A DRAGNET. WE WILL ADDRESS ANY CRIME THAT WE SEE. WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR ANY QUOTAS. THERE’S NO STIPULATION ON A PARTICULAR TYPE OF ARREST TO BE MADE. WE WANT TO JUST BE PRESENT, BE ON SCENE TO PREVENT CRIME FROM OCCURRING, AND BE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMUNITIES SO WE CAN HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK WILL HELP. BUT IT’S BEEN PROVEN IN THE PAST, ONCE YOU INCREASE VISIBILITY, THOSE NUMBERS WILL START TO MOVE DOWNWARD.>>SO WITH REGARD TO THE COMMENT YOU JUST MADE, IF YOU SEE CRIME YOUR OFFICERS ARE GOING TO TAKE ACTION. SO –>>WE WANT VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE FIRST. THEY HAVE DISCRETION.>>I APPRECIATE THE DESIRE TO HAVE VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE. THAT’S ALWAYS GOOD. SO WHAT ARE — CAN YOU JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES THAT WE CAN SEE OUR OFFICERS WILL BE ENGAGED IN? ARE THEY GOING TO BE DOING SOCIAL CONTACTS, STOPS? ARE THEY GOING TO BE — WALK US THROUGH, SORT OF, YOU KNOW, IF WE’RE AN OFFICER AND WE ARE OUT ON 3RD AVENUE BETWEEN PIKE AND PINE, WHAT AM I ACTUALLY BEING TRAINED TO AND INSTRUCTED TO DO AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM?>>IT’S INTERESTING YOU SAY THAT. SO OUR DEPLOYMENT IS KIND OF CHANGED. WHEN I CAME ON IT WAS ALL ABOUT GET OUT THERE AND MAKE A LOT OF CONTACTS, BRING BACK PROOF YOU ENFORCE SOME KIND OF LAW. THAT’S NOT THE DEPLOYMENT MODEL WE’RE GOING INTO. WE WANT OFFICERS TO BE ON THE STREET, TO BE THE EYES AND EARS OF THE COMMUNITY. WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE DON TACT WITH FOLKS BEFORE THERE IS AN ENFORCEMENT SITUATION. SO THAT MEANS, ACTUALLY, I’LL BRING UP LEAD. OUR SOCIAL CONTACT REFERRALS FAR OUTNUMBER OUR ARREST/DIVERSION REFERRALS. THESE ARE OFFICERS COMING ACROSS FOLKS WHO MIGHT BE IN A SITUATION THEY’VE BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE, THEY’RE VULNERABLE. OFFICERS MAKE THOSE REFERRALS. THERE’S ALSO THE MOBILE CRISIS TEAM. WE HAVE OUR OWN UNIT WHERE AN OFFICER AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RIDE TOGETHER. SO IF WE CAN SEE SOMEBODY ON THE CORNER IN CRISIS OR MIGHT NOT BE A THREAT TO THEMSELVES OR SOMEONE ELSE YET, MAKE CONTACT. TRY TO DIRECT THEM TO SOME TYPE OF SERVICES.>>I APPRECIATE THAT. AND I THINK IT’S STILL — THE QUESTION STILL REMAINS IN MY MIND, AND I’D LIKE TO HEAR YOU ADDRESS IT, IS WHETHER YOU EXPECT THAT THERE WILL BE SOME ARRESTS AS A RESULT.>>ANY TIME YOU INCREASE POLICE PRESENCE IN A PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD, THAT POSSIBILITY ALSO INCREASES. WE HAVE A LOT OF FOLKS OUT THERE THAT OFFICERS KNOW ON SIGHT WHO MAY BE ON PROBATION. AND IF THEY’RE IN A CERTAIN AREA, THEY’RE VIOLATING THAT PROBATION. OFFICERS KNOW FOLKS THAT ARE AWARE EVEN BEFORE THEY MAKE CONTACT THEM THEY KNOW A PERSON, THEY CAN CHECK THEIR NAME AND KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE A WARRANT. WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO TAKE ACTION ON ANY PREDATORY DRUG DEALING, ASSAULTS, OR VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. JUST SO I CAN TRY TO BRING THE ANGST DOWN, YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION IS PRETTY ROBUST. THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS PRETTY ROBUST. WE TRACK EVERYTHING. IF YOU’RE NOT HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS, AND IT’S AN ENFORCEMENT, WE TRACK IT. WE AUDIT THE TERRY STOPS, THE BIAS REVIEWS COME DIRECTLY TO ME, AND THEN I’M AUDITED. AND HE’S AUDITED BY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. SO WE ARE CONSTANTLY MONITORING ANY ABNORMALITIES THAT MIGHT BE OCCURRING IN ANY NEIGHBORHOOD NOT JUST THESE. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WILL BE REPORTING UP THROUGH THE EXECUTIVE ON A WEEKLY BASIS WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITY WE HAVE OUT THERE. WE WANT TO ADDRESS LOW LEVEL VIOLATIOS WITH WARNINGS AND DOCUMENT THOSE, BUT ALSO WE WILL, IN THE AREAS THERE’S DRUG ISSUES, WE WANT TO MAKE REFERRALS FIRST OF ALL. IF WE FIND OUT THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON LIKE A PROLIFIC DEALER IN THE AREA, WE’RE GOING TO GO AFTER THAT PERSON.>>AND AS IT RELATES TO ANY ARRESTS THAT MIGHT BE MADE IN THESE GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT WE HEAR FROM MULTIPLE DIFFERENT SOURCES IS THAT THERE ARE — INCLUDING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT — THAT THERE ARE, THERE’S WORK DONE TO UNDERGO IN ARRESTS, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, AND THEN A REFERRAL TO A PROSECUTING AUTHORITY EITHER THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE OR THE KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DEPENDING ON THE CLASS OF CRIME THE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR. HAS THERE — AND SORT OF A GENERAL CONCERN THAT THERE IS A LACK OF FOLLOWTHROUGH IN SOME INSTANCES FOR SOME OF THOSE REFERRALS MADE BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT BY THOSE PROSECUTING AUTHORITIES. HAS THE DEPARTMENT COORDINATED AND HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND OUR KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE RELATED TO REFERRALS MADE BY THIS PROGRAM IN PARTICULAR AND BY REFERRALS I MEAN ARRESTS, THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INCREASED EMPHASIS IN THIS PARTICULAR –>>I’M GLAD YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION. I MET WITH KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SUPERVISOR FOR FILING UNIT ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY WITH KELLY HARRIS IN THE SEATTLE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. I MET WITH THEM TO GIVE THEM A HEADS UP YOU MIGHT SEE AN INCREASE IN CASES. ALSO, THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS AROUND CHRONIC OFFENDERS. AND IT’S QUITE CLEAR. AND WE HAVE THE OPINION THAT THERE’S NO HARD CORE BLANKET. WE’RE JUST GOING TO SCOOP EVERYONE UP. IF WE HAVE A CHRONIC OFFENDER WHO IS CAUSING A PROBLEM IN THE COMMUNITY. WE WILL CALL AHEAD AND SAY WE HAVE THIS PERSON, THIS IS THE SITUATION. IT’S ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS TO BRING ATTENTION TO SOMEONE WHO’S A CHRONIC OFFENDER. THEY ARE AWARE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE THIS EMPHASIS GOING, AND THERE WILL BE CONSTANT DIALOGUE BACK AND FORTH IF THERE’S ANY PROBLEMS.>>GREAT. COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO?>>JUST WANT TO PLUG YOUR WORK ON THIS. COUPLE WEEKS AGO WE HEARD FROM REPRESENTATIVES FROM LEAD REGARDING THE EXPANSION OF LEAD IN THE U DISTRICT. WE KNOW FROM DATA WITH REGARDS TO CRIMES IN THE U DISTRICT THAT IT’S HIGHER THAN TWO OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS, NORTH SEATTLE, THAT WERE SELECTED. I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW WHY JUST FROM, IF THE EXPANSION OF LEAD IS BEING INCLUDED TO INCLUDE THE U DISTRICT WHY THE U DISTRICT ITSELF WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE EMPHASIS PATROLS?>>SO RIGHT NOW THERE WAS A DECISION MADE FOR A NUMBER OF FACTORS BASED UPON DATA, COMMUNITY INPUT, TO GO WITH A LIMIT NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOODS TO INVOLVE THE OTHER CITY DEPARTMENT RIGHT AWAY. HISTORICALLY FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE DONE EMPHASIS ON UA AND I’M NOT SAYING WE WON’T. IT’S PROBABLY LIKELY WITH THE WARMER WEATHER. SO BUT IN THIS PROGRAM WE’RE GOING WITH THESE SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS FIRST BECAUSE WE HAVE ONLY SO MUCH BANDWIDTH WITH OUR PARTNERS AND I KNOW SOME OF OUR OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS DON’T OPERATE 24/7 /365 LIKE WE DO. WE’RE A LITTLE MORE AGILE BUT WE WANT TO START WITH SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS.>>GREAT. 0 CAY. AND THEN BEFORE WE MOVE OFF THIS SLIDE BECAUSE THE LAST COUPLE BULLET POINTS ARE CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH SERVICES. YOU SPECIFICALLY NAME REACH AND LEAD HERE. I APPRECIATE COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO BRINGING UP LEAD THIS THE U DISTRICT CONTEXT IN PARTICULAR. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I ASKED IN MY LETTER WAS TO NOT JUST — TO ALSO HELP US UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE IN THESE SEVEN DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS. WHAT KIND OF EFFORTS ARE GOING TO BE MADE BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS TO COORDINATE REFERRALS TO LEAD BECAUSE I’M HEARING FROM YOU, CHIEF, THAT THE FIRST PRIORITY OR SORT OF THE FIRST COURSE OF ACTION IS TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO MAY BE APPROPRIATE FOR DIVERSION AND WANT TO BE COGNIZANT OF THE FACT THAT LEAD HAS LIMBED CAPACITY AS WELL. AND SO WOULD LIKE TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT MORE FROM YOU ABOUT THAT COORDINATION.>>SO THE GOOD NEWS IS OUR OFFICERS HAVE COMPLETELY BOUGHT INTO THE PROGRAM. AND REFERRALS HAVE EXPLODED OVER THE YEARS. HOWEVER, I DON’T WANT TO SPEAK FOR ANYONE BUT WE HAVE ASKED THAT THEY PRIORITIZE THE ARREST AVERSIONS, OF COURSE, AND THEN THE SOCIAL CONTACTS WITH COME AFTER THAT. AND THEN THERE’S THE WEEKLY WORK GROUP MEETINGS OUR OFFICERS PARTICIPATE IN. AND THOSE DISCUSSIONS ARE HAD ON HOW TO PRIORITIZE REFERRALS. I’VE SAT IN THOSE. THEY’RE VERY THOUGHTFUL. AND THEY GO THROUGH THE LIST OF INDIVIDUALS TO TRY TO PRIORITIZE. AND SOME WERE KIND OF PUT ON THE BACK BURNER IF THEIR ISSUES ARE IN A CUE. AND I DON’T WANT TO SPEAK FOR ANDRES. HE HAS INPUT ON OUTREACH.>>GREAT.>>YEAH, AND IF WE CAN GO INTO THE NEXT SLIDE, THERE’S A PORTION OF THIS THAT STARTS TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER EFFORTS. I THINK WE HEARD IN BOTH THE PUBLIC COMMENT AND IN SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS, COUNCIL MEMBERS, AROUND A LOT OF SPECIFIC FEEDBACK THAT STAFF IS HEARING DAY AFTER DAY AROUND COORDINATION OF CITY INVESTMENTS AND SERVICES. ALTHOUGH WE’VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT SPD HERE, THERE ARE CONSTANT COMMENTS AROUND, ISDOT, SPU, CITY LIGHT, HSD, HOW THEY’RE COMING TOGETHER AND WORKING ACROSS AS WE KNOW. AND HOW DO WE REALLY TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR THE COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO LEVERAGE AND COORDINATE INVESTMENTS. SO FOR DON THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THAT TO SCALE IN THESE SEVEN AREAS THAT WE’VE IDENTIFIED HERE. IT’S ALSO GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND YOU’VE NOTED HERE SOME OF THE WORK WE’VE BEEN DOING IN SOUTH PARK. SOME OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCES AND HOW DO WE TAKE IT TO THE NEXT STEP TO SHOW IMPLEMENTATION. I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO, ISDOT AND SPU TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THEIR INVESTMENTS AND COME BACK AROUND SOME OF THE ONGOING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ASPECTINGS IF THAT’S OKAY.>>YES. I BELIEVE COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD HAS A QUESTION THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN RELATED TO THE LAST SLIDE.>>WE DON’T HAVE TO GO BACK.>>TO INCLUDE THESE OTHER ELEMENTS AND THE ROLE THAT THE DEPARTMENT NEIGHBORHOOD HAS PLAYED TO COORDINATE ALL OF THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY INVALUABLE. WE’RE GOING TO SEE THAT REPLICATE IN THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS, THAT’S FANTASTIC. AS IT RELATES TO THE POLICING QUESTION, AGAIN FOR SOUTH PARK, I AM A HUGE FAN OF BIKE PATROLS, ALWAYS HAVE BEEN. I THINK IT’S JUST A REALLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO BE PRESENT IN THE COMMUNITY, NOT IN A CAR BUT OUT THERE, BUT COVERING A LOT OF DPROUNLD. AND I THINK VISIBILITY IS A REALLY REALLY USEFUL TOOL FOR PREVENTION, RIGHT? I DO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WITH HOW BIKE PATROLS HAVE WORKED IN SOUTH PARK IN THE PAST. AND I’M JUST WONDERING HOW OPERATIONALLY THAT’S GOING TO WORK. GIVEN THAT SOUTH PARK IS SO REMOVED FROM THE SOUTHWEST PRECINCT, THERE’S A HUGE CHALLENGE FOR THE OFFICERS TO GET FROM SOUTHWEST PRECINCT DOWN TO SOUTH PARK. THEY PUT THEIR CARS, I MEAN, THEIR BIKES IN THE CARS AND DRIVE THEM DOWN THE HILL, BACK UP THE HILL.>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>AND THEN THE RESULT IS THERE’S NOT THAT MUCH TIME SPENT DOING THE BIKE PATROL IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I’M JUST WONDERING HOW WE’RE GOING TO LEARN FROM OUR USE OF BIKE PATROLS IN THE PAST TO MAKE SURE YOUR OFFICERS HAVE MORE TIME.>>THAT’S A CHALLENGE. IT’S ALSO THE SAME OVER WITH THE SOUTH PRECINCT TRYING TO GET THE BIKES OVER INTO SODO AND GEORGETOWN. BUT WE HAVE TO LOAD THE BIKES UP AND GET THEM DOWN. THAT’S THE EXPECTATION TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. WE’LL BE SUPPLEMENTING SERVICES DOWN THERE WITH A REGULAR POLICE PATROL, ANTI-CRIME TEAM. SOME OF THE OFFICERS ARE CROSS TRAINED. SO EVEN IF THEY’RE NOT IN THE BIKE TEAM, THEY CAN GET SUITED UP AND GET A BIKE AND GO DOWN. WE’LL MAKE SURE WE HAVE A CONSTANT PRESENCE THERE. ONE THING I NEED TO CLARIFY ABOUT THE EMPHASIS PATROLS, THEY ARE NOT 24/7 /365. THEY’RE BASED UPON TIME OF DAY, DAY OF WEEK WHEN WE SEE THE MOST COMPLAINTS OR ISSUES. AND SO THERE WILL BE SOME PLAY IN THERE WHEN YOU’LL SEE OFFICERS UPSTAFFED IN CERTAIN AREAS. I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.>>JUST BACK OF THE ENVELOPE GUESS WHAT NUMBER OF HOURS IN A DAY DO YOU THINK THAT OFFICERS WILL BE DEPLOYED FOR AN EMPHASIS PATROL IN THESE INDIVIDUAL NEIGHBORHOODS? OBVIOUSLY SPECIFICALLY SOUTH PARK.>>IT WILL VARY. SOUTH PARK, I BELIEVE, AND I HAVE THE PLAN, I CAN ANSWER YOU OFFLINE ALSO, IT’S NOT AS MANY HOURS AS SOME OF THE BIGGER AREAS. DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE LOOK AT THE DATA, SOME OF THE AREAS ARE VERY ACTIVE AT NIGHT. PIONEER SQUARE IS ACTIVE 24/7, SO THERE WILL BE A LOT OF HOURS PUT IN THERE. MOST OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS IT’LL MOSELEY BE EARLY MORNING INTO THE EVENING.>>THANK YOU.>>I DO THINK THAT AS A FOLLOW UP IT WOULD, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I ASKED IN MY LETTER WERE RELATED TO OVERTIME IN PARTICULAR. AND THAT IS NOT COVERED THE THE SLIDE DECK AS I SEE IT. I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF WORK ON THE COUNCIL SINCE I WAS ELECTED IN 2015 AROUND THE ISSUES OF OVERTIME AND CONTINUED TO WANT TO SEE THE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THE OVERJOOIFR TIME ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PARTICULAR STRATEGY. I REALIZE EFRP SIS PATROL IS SOMETHING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT USES IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, DEPENDING ON THE NEEDS. BUT I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE FISCAL IMPACT IS OF THIS PARTICULAR 30-DAY PROGRAM IN THESE SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF HOURS DEAD KATED TO THE VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS TO ADDRESS THESE PARTICULAR CONCERNS THAT YOU ALL HAVE DESCRIBED. I THINK THAT’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO TAXPAYERS WHO WHO>>THERE’S CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL THINGS TAKING PLACE.>>, ISDOT AS ONE OF OUR SERVICE AND CAPITAL AGENCIES IS PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COORDINATED EFFORT WITH THE OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS. AS YOU KNOW, SDOT PLAY ASCII ROLE IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY AND WHAT OUR — SOME OF THE BASIC FUNCTION THAT IS WE PROVIDE ARE POTHOLE REPAIR, EDUCATION MAINTENANCE, ALLEY FLUSHING, AND STREET SWEEPING WHICH IS A VERY SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP WITH SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES. AS I HEARD ON ONE OF THE WALKS YESTERDAY IN THE COMMUNITY, RESIDENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT FEELING SAFE WHEN THEY’RE WALKING, BIKING, AND DRIVING IN VERY CONGESTED STREETS AND IN TIGHT INTERSECTIONS. WE ALSO DEPEND ON RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO LET US KNOW WHERE THERE ARE SERVICE NEEDS. WE’RE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY CONSTANTLY, BUT WE CAN’T BE EVERYWHERE EVERY MINUTE. JUST YESTERDAY ON ONE OF THE WALKS WE SAW AN ALLEY WITH A VERY DETERIORATED CONDITION AND WE WERE ABLE RIGHT THEN TO DISPATCH SOME OF OUR CREWS OUT TO QUICKLY FILL SOME POTHOLES AROUND A STORM DRAIN. NUMBER OF PROGRAMS ALREADY AT PLAY IN MANY OF THESE NEIGHBOR HOODS AND WHAT IS DUFF ABOUT THIS ACTION IS WE ARE ALLOWED TO ALIGN THOSE SERVICES SO THEY HAVE SOMEONE TO TURN TO LITTER AND ILLEGAL DUMPING THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, AND WE DO KNOW THAT LITTER PLAYS A MAJOR PART IN HOW PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITY, AND SO WE ARE VERY MINDFUL OF THAT AND ESTABLISHED QUITE A FEW PROGRAMS HERE TO COMBAT SOME OF THAT. AND A COUPLE I WOULD MENTION IS, WE HAVE AN ENCAMPMENT TRASH PILOT. THAT HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM. WE ESTABLISHED A NEEDLES AND SHARPS PROGRAM COLLECTION PROGRAM AS WELL. WHICH IS ALSO AN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM. IT HAS BECOME A BENCHMARK PROGRAM WE CONSULTED FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK, PHOENIX AND A COUPLE OTHER CITIES ON HOW WELL WE HAVE RUN AND THAT PROGRAM TO SUCCESSFUL LEVELS. THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF THING AS WE WILL BRING TO THIS EFFORT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO THE TRASH PILOT. I HAVE MADE INQUIRIES WITH HSD THEIR NAVIGATION TEAM WORK AND BARRIERS ON THE HSD SIDE. ANOTHER CONVERSATION I KNOW WITH SPU TO EXPANDING THAT PILOT BEYOND THE 9 LOCATIONS. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE TEAM MEMBERS ACTUALLY DELIVERING THOSE BAGS TO MORE LOCATIONS AND ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO USE THE BAGS SO THAT YOU GUYS CAN PICK THEM UP AND I WANT TO FIND OUT AGAIN MORE FROM THE HSD SIDE IF THERE ARE BARRIERS. PICKING UP THE GARBAGE IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO MITIGATE SOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH THREATS IN THETIMES TODAY THEY TALKED ABOUT THE COLLECTION OF GARBAGE BY THE SPU AND BASED ON INFORMATION THAT THEY SAY THEY RECEIVED FROM SPU THE ENCAMPMENT CLEAN UPS ARE RESULTING IN A SMALLER AMOUNT OF GARBAGE AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ONLY A LITTLE WAYS INTO THE AIR COMPARED TO A FULL YEAR LAST YEAR. 2.23 MILLION POUNDS. I WAS WONDERING IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HUGE DISPARITY THERE BECAUSE THE THING I HEAR MOST ABOUT IS LESS ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF PEOPLE AND MORE ABOUT THE GARBAGE.>>RIGHT, SO, YES, THE ANSWER TO THAT IS USE REMEMBER EARLY ON WHEN WE STARTED WITH THE ENCAMPMENT WORK AND SOMETIMES 2 STORY WOODEN STRUCTURES AND GARBAGE STOCK PILED OVER TIME AND A LOT OF THE ENCAMPMENTS IN DIFFICULT TO ACCESS AREAS AND THOSE AREAS HAD NOT BEEN CLEAN AND THE VOLUME OF THOSE ENCAMPMENT AT THAT TIME WAS SIGNIFICANT AND IN CONTRAST OF WHAT WE SEE TODAY LARGELY WITH THE ENCAMPMENT TRASH PILOT WE SAW IMPROVED BY 106%. SO 2017 WITH THAT PILOT WE WENT FROM 240 THOUSAND POUNDS TO 190 –>>THAT IS FOR THE BAG PILOT.>>CORRECT.>>THAT IS GOOD TO HERE, AND THAT IS RIGHT THERE. THANK YOU. BUT I MEAN IT LOOKS LIKE GIVEN THAT IN 2017 YOU REMOVED 6.4 MILLION POUNDS OF GARBAGE AND THERE IS LESS WORK TO BE DONE IN THE VERY, VERY, LARGE ENCAMPMENTS BUT ANY GIVEN TIME THERE IS 400 ENCAMPMENT LOCATIONS, IT LOOKS TO ME GIVEN THE ABILITY TO ADDRESS THE OPERATION WITH THE NAVIGATION TEAM YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO DO MORE BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE MORE.>>WE HAVE AND I CAN’T ANSWER AT THAT QUESTION FULLY TODAY I THINK WE CAN DO MORE BUT THE — FROM OVER TIME THERE IS JUST LESS GARBAGE THERE NOW COMPARED TO WHAT WE SAW BEFORE. WE WERE DEALING WITH STRUCTURES AND BRINGING IN HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO REMOVE A LOT OF THAT MATERIAL AND WE ARE NOT SEEING THOSE TYPES OF ACTIVITY RIGHT NOW.>>AS IT RELATES TO PUT A BOW ON THIS LINE OF QUESTIONING AT LEAST I THINK IT IS A BOW. I THINK AS IT RELATES TO THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE IT IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH I THINK IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR SPU AND S D.O.T. TO IDENTIFY WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU 2 HAVE AGENCIES HAVE DONE IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM EFFORT. SO I DON’T WANT TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE DETAILS OF THE WORK THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO ACCOMPLISH AS A RESULT OF THIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY EMPHASIS STRATEGY AND WOULD REQUEST THAT YOU DOCUMENT EXACTLY THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE ACCOMPLISHING IN PART OF PARCEL OF THIS EFFORT.>>AND SO DON WILL HELP TRACK THAT WITH THE DEPARTMENTS AS WE LOOK AT THE COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND THIS IS AN INTENSIVE 30 DAY EFFORT AND MAY CONTINUE DEPENDING ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS. FOR US IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY TAKE A LOOK AT THE CITY COMMUNITY FEEDBACK LOOP AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING AND HOW WE ARE ADDRESSING AND COMMUNICATING BACK IN TERMS OF THE SCALE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING, AND SO WE ARE GOING TO USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLIDIFY IN SOME CASES AND EXPAN AT THE COMMUNICATION WITH COMMUNITY WE ARE WORKING IN THE AUDIENCE HERE IS CATHERINE WITH FAS AND FIND IT FIX IT AND HOW TO TAKE WHAT WE DOING AND TAKE TO SCALE A LITTLE BIT.>>GREAT. OH, SORRY THIS IS –>>YEAH, AND WE ARE NOT GOING CERTAINLY TURN COMMITTEE HEARING INTO UTILITY HEARING. BUT THIS PROGRAM WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED IN MANY WAYS AND ONE OF THE WAYS IT HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZE IS THAT WE ARE GOING TO CLEAN UP SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS AS SORT OF ADDITIONAL LAYER OF RESPONSE TO THE FEELING AT THE MEMBERS IN THESE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE ABOUT THE LACK OF SAFETY AND I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON SOME OF THESE MORE GRANULAR DETAILS A AROUND THE AMOUNT OF TRASH THAT WE SEE IN A LOT OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS.>>JUST ONE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE WITH THE WORK SP — THE REMEDIATION I APPRECIATE THE APPROACH AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS AND RV ARE LOCATED IN THE SAME PLACE FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND MORE AN EMPHASIS ON REMEDIATING THE HEALTH IMPACTS AROUND THE AREA, BUT AS WE KNOW, WE ARE ONLY DOING 7 LOCATIONS A MONTH, WE WERE DOING 6, AND THE COUNCIL PASSED A LITTLE ADDITION MONEY TO GET YOU UP TO 7 AND I AM WONDERING, ARE WE GOING TO SEE THOSE 7 FOCUSSED EXCLUSIVELY IN THESE 7 NEIGHBOR HOODS OR — BECAUSE WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS ASSESSING THE RV LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND SO, AND YOUR FOCUS IS DOING THOSE — DOING THE WORK FOR THOSE 7 REMEDIATION THAT YOU DO EVERY MONTH ON THE AREAS THAT MOST DESPERATELY NEED THE HELP. I DON’T WANT — IN OUR EMPHASIS I DON’T WANT OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT MIGHT HAVE BIG PROBLEMS WITH RVS TO LOSE OUT. IF WE ARE ONLY DOING 7 AND FOCUSING ON DOING THE 7 NEIGHBORHOOD AS WE IDENTIFIED.>>THE RV PROGRAM AND WE ARE NOT DISCUSSED IT OUTSIDE OF HERE IT SUPPOSED TO STAY AS IS. THAT PROGRAM FLEXES AS YOU KNOW BECAUSE RVS DO MOVE AND THE DESIGN OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO MEET THE NEED WHENEVER IT IS, AND WE COULD HAVE AN OVER LAP WITH THE COMMUNITIES IN THIS EFFORT. BUT THE INTENT IS NOT TO REMOVE THE EFFORTS THAT ARE ON GOING WITH THE RV PILOT TO MOVE THEM TO THIS EFFORT.>>SO I GOT TO SAY I HAVE BEEN SO IMPRESSED BY THE RV PILOT THEY SO ORGANIZED AND COLLECT DATA THAT INFORMS WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND MOST OF THE CLEAN UPS IN ONE OF THE IDENTIFIED NEIGHBORHOODS THERE IS A SCORING PROTOCOL WHERE THEY GET INPUT FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. PARKING ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER AGENCIES THAT BUMP A SITE UP OR DOWN AND THE SAME THING WITH THE NAVIGATION TEAM. WE HAVE NOT MADE REQUEST FOR THE PROTOCOLS I THINK THEY WERE IN FAIRNESS AND EQUITY ACROSS THE CITY. I DON’T THINK IT WOULD BE FAIR IT REWIRE IT FOR THE.>>THE NEXT AGENDA IS TO GO THROUGH THE NEIGHBOR HOODS AND ONE OF THE KEY MESSAGING POINTS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS HOW THIS WILL PLAY OUT IS HOW THE SELECTION IS BASED ON THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION WHERE IS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HEARING FOR FROM THE COMMUNITY WHAT ARE WE HEARING FROM OUR OFFICERS AND NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS — WHERE THIS GOES WILL BE NEIGHBORHOOD DRIVEN. YESTERDAY THEY SAW SOMETHING ON THE WALK AND THAT IS THE IDEA HERE. WE USE THE DATA AND THE INFORMATION AND THE FEEDBACK WE HAVE AND INTERACTION S WITH THE COMMUNITY AND WHAT HAPPENS AND HOW WORK IS PRIORITYIZED IS WHAT IS HEARD IN THE WALK AS OFFICERS ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND SHAKING HANDS WITH BUSINESS OWNERS THEY WILL HEAR WHAT THE ISSUES ARE AND A LOT OF THIS IS NOT COMING IN FIXING THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THE COMMUNITY AND HOW CAN WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO DO THAT AND YESTERDAY WAS THE SOUTH BALLARD AND TELL THE STORIES AS DISPLAYS NICELY ON THE COMPUTER A LITTLE BLURRY UP TOP. SO SOUTH BALLARD IS A MICRO COMMUNITY POLICING PLAN AND THE MAP IS THE BOUNDARIES AND COLORS AND POLICE DEPARTMENT DATA SHOWING THE CONCENTRATION OF THE REPORTED CRIME IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND IF YOU CAN SEE ON THIS MAP THIS IS ALONG THOROUGHFARES AND ASSOCIATED WITH SHOPPING WHERE THERE IS ELEVATED CAR PROWL OR SHOP LIFT SO GENERALLY WHAT WE SAW WHEN WE FIGURED OUT AND HEARING IN NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS AND E-MAILS THE CHIEF RECEIVED AND THING AS WE RECEIVED FROM COUNCIL MEMBER O’ BRIAN’S OFFICE IS WAS SOUTH BALLARD FELT LIKE THERE WAS A LOT GOING ON AND 2018 SAW AN INCREASE AND IN 2019 SAW GOOD PROGRESS AND THE WEATHER GETS NICER AND IT VERY ACTIVE AND GREAT FOR WALKING THE STREET AND HANGING OUT AT THE PARK AND THAT INCREASES ACTIVITY AND THAT IS HOW FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSPECTIVE THIS IS THE PLACE WE WANT TO HOLD THE GROUND WE ARE WINNING, AND IT MADE SENSE LOOKING AT THE CSB INFORMATION THEY GET A LOT OF COMPLAINTS AND ASK FOR ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE VARIOUS COMMUNITY SYSTEMS FOR FIND IT FIX. IN THIS AREA, AND SO, THAT WAS SORT OF THE STORY WITH SOUTH BALLARD AND WHY THAT IS ONE OF THE FOCUS AREAS.>>THANK YOU, SO CHRIS I AM A LITTLE ASSTONISHED WE FOCUSSED ON SOUTH BALLARD AND EARLIER WE WERE TALKING ABOUT STATISTICS AND 11% IS A PRETTY BIG JUMP AND ONE THING I DON’T SEE HERE IS YOUR DISCUSSION ABOUT SHOP LIFTING. BUSINESSES SAID TO US JUST REPEATEDLY THEY SEE SOME SMASH AND GRABS JUMPING AND STEALING WHATEVER AND RUNNING OUTSIDE AND CAN YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH SHOP LIFTING. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING IF LARCENY THEFT IS GOING ON UP HERE BUT OVER ALL IT IS COMING DOWN IT MEANS THE BALLARD IS TAKING A PRETTY BIG HIT.>>IT IS INCLUDED IN THE 11% THAT IS OVER ALL CRIME AND I CAN GET THE SPECIFIC. AND WE DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A HUGE DATA PRESIDENTENTATION. THERE ARE STORES THAT PEOPLE ARE FREQUENTLY WALKING OUT AND — SO THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE COMMERCIALLYDENTIAL AREA COMMERCIALLYS. WE HAVE SEEN SOME OF THOSE INCREASES WHICH IS A LOT OF WORKING WITH THE STORE OWNERS AND SECURITY TEAMS ABOUT HOW TO DO THIS. CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. MAYBE NOT HAVE THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE ITEM RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOOR AND STORE DESIGN TO DECREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF SOMETHING STEALING FROM YOUR STORE AND A LOT OF THAT IS THE EDUCATION AND KNOWING THE FOLKS TO TALK TO AND OFFICERS WALK TO THE SIDE WALK AND SAY, WE ARE WE ARE HERE EVERY DAY.>>THAT IS GREAT POINT YOU ARE BRINGING UP AND HIGHLIGHTING. I THINK — WELL I APPRECIATE UNDERSTANDING THE CITY WIDE STATE OF AFFAIRS AS IT RELATES TO CRIME RATES THE DANGER OF JUST LOOKING AT IT FROM A CITY WIDE PERSPECTIVE AND THERE ARE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE VERY, VERY, LOW CRIME RATES THAT IMPACT THOSE NUMBERS BECAUSE OF THE LOP SIDEDNESS. SOME HAVE CRIME AND SOME HAVE ALMOST NONE, AND THE STATISTICS GIVE US A SENSE OF HOW WE ARE DOING CITY WIDE BUT IT IS NOT A GOOD LENS TO USE WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT SPECIFIC HOT SPOTS BECAUSE IT IS NOT A COMPLETELY ACCURATE REFLECTION ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN DISCREET PARTS OF THE CITY.>>THAT IS WHY WE HAVE HAD MICRO COMMUNITY PLANS AND EVEN THE SMALLEST IS PRETTY LARGE AND HARD TO OPERATIONALLY DEPLOY THAT WAY WE HAVE FUNCTIONAL BELOW THAT. BUT ADDRESSING IT THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD PERSPECTIVE IS AN ASSET FOR THE DEPARTMENT. IT ALLOWS FOR THIS COLLABORATION WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SOUTH BALLARD WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME THING KNOW WHAT THE ISSUES ARE. WE ARE TOTALLY AWARE WE HAVE BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD.>>A QUICK FOLLOW UP. WHAT YOU MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT THE OFFICERS VISIBLE ON THE STREET ON BIKES OR FOOT PATROL. THAT MATTERS SO MUCH TO ALL OF US BUT BUSINESSES TELL ME HAVING YOUR VISIBLE OFFICERS COME IN AND SAY HELLO AND SHAKE HANDS WITH HAD MANAGER, PEOPLE RECOGNIZE WE ARE OUT THERE AND DOING WHAT WE CAN AND WHAT YOUR SAYING ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD OUT REACH AS WELL. THIS IS MAKING SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE AND CLEANING UP THE GARBAGE FROM WHAT I HERE FROM FRIENDS IN BALLARD THEY SO RESPECT THE FACT WE ARE THERE AND CLEANING IT UP, AND EVEN IF IT IS GOING UP 11%. IT IS THE FACT IT LOOKS BETTER AND MATTERS A LOT AND THE WORK ABOUT BUSH TRIMMING AND SIDE WALKS AND GETTING NEIGHBORS TO DO THAT, THAT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOO. I AM VERY APPRECIATE OF THE EFFORTS AND I KNOW WE NEED TO DO MORE AND I THINK WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. WE ARE LISTENING AND RESPONDING.>>I KNOW WE HAVE GOT SEVERAL MORE SLIDES TO GO THROUGH AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THESE ARE DESIGNED TO RESPONSE TO ONE OF MY QUESTIONS A AROUND HOW ARE THESE NEIGHBORHOODS CHOSEN I SO I APPRECIATE THE ADDITIONAL DATA AROUND THE WHY. SO LET’S GO THROUGH THESE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN. BECAUSE I AM COGNISANT OF THE FACT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN A POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING RIGHT NOW THAT WE HAVE 7 MINUTES LATE FOR SO IF WE CAN WRAP-UP IN 10 MINUTES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL. S>>>FREMONT HAD A 52% INCREASE IN THEIR CRIME THIS IS SOMETHING THE DEPARTMENT WAS AWARE OF, A SURGE IN ACTIVITY AROUND THE PATROLS, THE AURORA BRIDGE PARK RIGHT THERE AND AS I CONSTANTLY REMIND CAUSATION IS NOT CORRELATION. THERE WAS A LARGE ENCAMPMENT OF MANY, MANY TENTS, AND WE WORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE ISSUES AND HAVE AGAIN, MUCH LIKE BALLARD THE START OF 19 WE ARE SEEING THE NUMBERS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT WITH LOWER FREMONT AND YOU SEE SOME OF THE RED SPOTS AND THE DENSITY ARE AGAIN THOSE COMMERCIAL AREAS WE HAVE A LOT OF RESTAURANT AND BARS AND A LOT OF ACTIVITY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HOLD THE PROGRESS — THE HIGHEST IN THE CSB SYSTEM AND A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE AND THE POLICING PERSPECTIVE A LOT OF THIS IS WE ARE BASED ON WE ARE VERY AWARE OF THE RESEARCH HAVING OFFICERS ESPECIALLY SOFT, NOT DOING ENFORCEMENT. JUST DOING WHAT THIS IS DESIGNED TO DO. BEING OUT THERE AND SHAKING HANDS AND BEING PRESENT. COMMUNICATING WITH FOLKS DOES HAVE AND SPECIFICALLY ON THE STREET LEVEL CRIME, AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO RESULT IN ENFORCEMENT TO HAVE THAT AFFECT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT BODY OF RESEARCH AT THAT TALKS TO THAT AND THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS ARE SEEING IT MAKES SENSE IN THESE NEIGHBORHOOD AS ONE OF THOSE. PIONEER SQUARE, NOW AT THE COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW HAS LEFT. WE HAVE HAD DIFFERENT CHANGES THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. LAST YEAR A 28% INCREASE COMPARED TO 2017 AND UP TICKS IN SHOTS FIRED. IT IS A VERY BUSY NEIGHBORHOOD IT IS HARD FOR PIONEER SQUARE NOT TO BE IN THAT CONVERSATION IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE CITY AND TOURISM AND BUSINESS OWNERS AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE AND WORK THERE IT IS INEVITABLY ONE OF THE BUSIER COMMUNIIES AND MADE SENSE LOOKING AT THIS AND THE TRENDS WE WERE SEEING AND LOT OF — I DON’T KNOW IF PARTNERS WANT TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT THEY HEAR FROM PIONEER SQUARE BUT I KNOW DOLLAR IS THERE IS A LOT OF INFRASTRUCTURE WORK GOING AS WELL.>>I THINK IN CONVERSATIONS AROUND SOME OF THE VACANT BUILDINGS AND ACTIVITY THAT HAPPENED THERE WE ARE ACUTELY AWARE AND THE RESIDENTS COUNSEL AND OTHER PARTNERS.>>CAN I QUICKLY ADD. SO FOR PIONEER SQUARE AND BALLARD. WE WERE THERE LAST YEAR, AND WE HAVE BEEN EMPHASIZING IN THOSE 2 AREAS. FIRST OF THE YEAR, AND SO, THE BUDGET BREAK DOWN THAT YOU WILL GET FROM OUR STAFF WILL HAVE THE BREAK DOWN WHERE WE HAVE BEEN PRIOR TO THIS AND AFTER MAY SECOND WE HAVE THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS. I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO S D.O.T. AS AN EXAMPLE, LAST YEAR IN FRONT OF THE CHIEF CLUB THERE WERE PLANNERS THERE AND WE GOT NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS OF DRUG DEALING. FIGHTS PEOPLE STANDING IN THE BIKE LANE. SO I REACHED OUT TO MISS ATKENSKIN S AND THEY REMOVED THE PLANTERS AND I THINK THAT IS MORE SIMPLER THAN A BUST OR OPERATIONS THAT WILL NET, WHAT. SO THAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER.>>I APPRECIATE YOU HIGHLIGHTING THAT AS AN EXAMPLE HOW TO MODIFY THE ENVIRONMENT TO REALLY DISRUPT NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR THAT IS PLACE BASED, GEOGRAPHIC IN NATURE. I HAVE A LOT OF INTEREST AS WE TALK ABOUT THIRD AVENUE IN PARTICULAR. HOW WE CAN TRANSFORM THE ENVIRONMENT THERE WITH ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS THAT WILL ACTUALLY CREATE AT THE LEVEL OF OPPORTUNITY TO INVITE MORE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR ON THOSE 4 CORNERS AND HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THAT OFF LINE.>>AND MADAM CHAIR WE HAVE DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE FOCUS IN THIS PILOT PROGRAM IS REALLY THE THIRD AVENUE CORE WHERE YOU SEE MOST OF THE RED SPOTS AND I THINK IF ANY FOLKS IF YOU ANY FOLKS IF YOU WERE AWARE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE BIKE OFFICERS AND THEY WOULD KNOW WITHOUT HAVING TO ZOOM IN WHAT THOSE SPOTS ARE AND THE LARGER COMMERCIAL STB ESTABLISHMENTS AND OVER ALL CRIME IS DOWN IN THE DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR INCLUDING IF YOU DRILL DOWN EVEN FURTHER. BUT WE HAVE SEEN UP TICK IN AGGRAVATED ASALTS, AND IT IS ALSO JUST — IT IS A BUSY AREA. MUCH LIKE PIONEER SQUARE. IF YOU ZOOMED OUT ON WHERE ALL OF THE HOT SPOTS ARE AND YOU MADE IT CITY WIDE. IT WOULD BE IN DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL A LOT OF INTERACTION AMONGST PEOPLE AND A PLACE WHERE IN THIS CORRIDOR IF WE ARE GOING TO LOOK TO ADDRESS THE CRIME NUMBERS. PERCEPTION AND FEAR OF CRIME AND GENERAL EXPERIENCE OF — [INAUDIBLE] WITH THE CITY IT IS HARD NOT TO PUT RESOURCE HERES AND WE SEE A LOT OF DOWNTOWN AREAS AND CSB COMPLAINTS. AND THAT IS THE –>>SO IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA WE HAVE TRIED EMPHASIS PATROLS IN THE PAST, THE VERSION OF THAT WAS REFERRED AS THE HALF BLOCK STRATEGY AND I APPRECIATE THERE WAS A DIFFERENT FLAVOR WITH THAT ONE BECAUSE THERE WAS COORDINATION WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES RELATED TO PARTICULAR TYPE OF CRIME I WANT TO HEAR FROM ANYONE ELSE WHY AND HOW THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE 9 AND A HALF BLOCK STRATEGY UTILIZED IN 2016 AND I AM PRIMARY — MY QUESTIONS IS MOTIVATED BY THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW WE DID THAT STRATEGY IN 2016 AND IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES IN THAT PARTICULAR FOOT PRESENT HAVE NOT IMPROVED, AND SO, ALTHOUGH I THINK THERE WAS TEMPORARY SHORT TERM RELIEF RELATED TO THE 9 AND A HALF BLOCK STRATEGY ENFORCEMENT ASPECTS YOU KNOW IT IS JUST THAT IT IS A SHORT TERM SOLUTION AND THOUGHT A LONG TERM SOLUTION AND I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN MOTIVATED TO MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE CREATING PATHWAYS TO NOT JUST MAKE SHORT TERM IMMEDIATE PUBLIC SAFETY NEEDS BUT CREATING A PATHWAY TO MORE SUSTAINABLE LONG TERM STRATEGIES THAT ARE GOING TO PREVENT ENVIRONMENTS LIKE THIRD AVENUE LIKE PIKE AND PINE TO GET TO THE POINT THAT IT IS CURRENTLY AT AGAIN.>>I WILL JUST SPEAK TO — AND PREDATED MY TIME IN THIS ROLE. MY PERCEPTION OF WHAT IS GOING ON NOW IS THAT WEST LAKE IS A SUCCESS.>>A GOOD EXAMPLE OF LONG TERM STRATEGY.>>HOWEVER. NOW WITH THE BUSES OUT OF THE TUNNEL THIRD AVENUE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CHALLENGE BECAUSE YOU HAVE AN ACROSS SECTION OF PEOPLE THAT COME TOGETHER TO USE PUBLIC TRANSIT AND THEY HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE BUSES AND THEY COME TOGETHER AND THERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FRICTION SO TO SPEAK THAT IS A CHALLENGE. I WOULD LOVE TO GET INPUT FROM VARIOUS FOLKS AND SO MANY PEOPLE IT TRAVERSING THE CORRIDOR, AND PIKE PINE, THAT MIX — IT IS HARD. WE HAVE TO UP THE PRESENCES THERE WITH OFFICERS. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE HAD A STORE FRONT THERE BUT REAL ESTATE IS EXPENSIVE.>>WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THAT –>>YEAH, ANOTHER IDEA IS JUST FOR LIKE THIS EMPHASIS YOU ARE TALK ABOUT ACROSS DEPARTMENT AND I KNOW S D.O.T. HAS VISION ZERO. OKAY, SO, TO RAISE OFFICER PRESENCE WE HAVE THE BUSS ON THIRD AVENUE AND RAISE OFFICER RESENCE AND THE BUS LANE AND THAT IS A MORE VISIBILITY PRESENCE. YOU ARE TAKE CARE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY AND THE BLOCK THE BOX AND THE BUS LANE ENFORCEMENT AND MORE OFFICERS TO DETER CRIME AND WE CAN STILL DO OUR UNDER COVER NARCOTIC ENFORCEMENTS BUT I WOULD LOVE TO GET SUGGESTIONS AND HELP ON THIRD AVENUE.>>YOU KNOW DURING THE LAST BUDGET CYCLE WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY AS CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT AN EFFORT ADVANCED BY COUNCIL MEMBER JOHNSON AND O’ BRIAN AROUND INITIAL INVESTMENTS TO RE-IMAGINEING THIRD AVENUE I BELIEVE IT IS OPCD HAS BEEN DOING COMMUNITY — ROBUST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AROUND IDENTIFYING HOW TO TRANSFORM THIRD AVENUE TO TAKE HEAD ON SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT SOME OF THE OBVR ZAGSAND REALLY RELEASED A VERY THICK REPORT OF THEIR IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS AROUND HOW WE CAN CHANGE THE ENVIRONMENT AND MOBILITY ON THIRD AVENUE THAT WOULD, I BELIEVE HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES SIMILARLY TO WHAT WE DID IN WEST LAKE.>>IN THE ACTIVATION OF PUBLIC SPACES IS THE KEY PORTION TO THAT. ON GOING ACTIVATION.>>JUST AGAIN I APPRECIATE THE WORK AND THE DIFFICULT JOB SPD DOES AND THE COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS OF THIS STRATEGY. WHAT I HEARD THROUGH PUBLIC COMMENT WAS THE PERSON CRIME, WHICH IS 8% INCREASE PRESENTED IN SLIDE 3 AND NOT TO SKIP AHEAD BUT ALSO REFLECT ON COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ’S LETTER HOW THE NEIGHBORHOODS WERE SELECTED. WHEN I LOOK AT THE DATA FROM SEATTLE TIMES ARTICLE ON THE 28TH OF JUNE LAST YEAR. THE FEAR OF CRIME AND NORTH SEATTLE WAS HIGHEST IN THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT. WHICH IS HIGHER THAN BALER AND FREMONT. THE CRIMES PER THOUSAND WAS ALSO HIGHER IN THE U DISTRICT THAN FREMONT. I SAY THIS BECAUSE I THINK IT IS — THE DEMAND AND THE LONGER TERM CONCERN IS OBVIOUSLY WITH THE U DISTRICT WITH THE LIGHT RAIL STATION OWNING UP IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. ALL THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, IF THE U DISTRICT IS NOT SAFE I AM NOT GOING TO GO THERE. I WILL JUST NOT GO THERE THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE THERE EXPERIENCE IT EVERY DAY — I MENTION THIS BECAUSE I THINK THAT THERE IS A NED TO CHANGE THE PERCEPTION FOR THE U DISTRICT WE WITH REGARD TO THE SAFETY AND UTILIZING THE LIGHT RAIL STATION WHEN IT COMES ONLINE BUT ALSO ENCOURAGE IF THERE IS OPPORTUNITY TO REVISIT WHAT NEIGHBORHOODS TO INCLUDE. BECAUSE I THINK IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO REALLY AS YOU STATED EARLIER WEST LAKE HAS BEEN A SUCCESS, AND AS I SAID EARLIER. GIVEN THE DATA IT IS HARD TO NOT PUT THE RESOURCES THERE.>>JUST A PILE ON TO DISTRICT 4, MY OFFICE DID A DIGGING INTO THE CALLS AND WHAT THEY WERE RECEIVED FOR AND SETTING ASIDE CHARGES OR PROSECUTIONS AS A RESULT THERE IS CALLS RELATED TO PUBLIC SAFETY RECEIVED AND SIGNIFICANT INCREASES AS WELL, SO WHEN WE LOOK AT FOR EXAMPLE CALLS RELATED TO NARCOTICS AND CALLS WENT FROM 54 TO 76, 54 IN 2017 AND 76 IN 2018 AND ROBBERY CALLS IN 2018 — [ INDISCERNIBLE ] AND 52 AND SHOTS FIRED WENT UP TO 22 IN 2018 AND REPORTS OF THREATS AND HARASSMENT WENT FROM 14 TO 2017 TO 24 IN 2018, AND AGAIN, THE LINE OF QUESTIONING IS PART OF THE OTHER COMMENTS WE HAVE HEARD FROM FOLKS IN DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS ABOUT FEELING LIKE THEY WERE LEFT OUT OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO ALSO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND MAYBE YOU CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SELECTION IN THE NEIGHBOR HOODS AND SORT OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING TO OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS SAYING WHY WERE WE LEFT OOUT OF THE EQUATION.>>SPECIFICALLY FOR U DISTRICT. UDUBPD ATTEND OUR C STATS, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF COORDINATION WE JUST WENT TO A MEETING A FEW MONTHS GO WITH THE ENTIRE EXECUTIVE STAFF TO TALK ABOUT CRIME ISSUES AROUND THE SCHOOL JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF 15 NORTH EAST AND PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS ARE BACK AND FORTH. THERE IS PREDATORY DRUG DEALING ON THE AVE AND WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE CHALLENGES THERE. OUR BICYCLE TEAM ROTATES THERE. THE NIGHT LIFE IS A CHALLENGE, AND WE WANT TO GET OUR STAFFING THAT WE DON’T WANT TO EMPHASIZE ALL OF THE AREAS BUT I WANT TO MENTION LAST YEAR WE DID A UNIVERSITY DISTRICT EMPHASIS AND REGARDLESS OF THE MAYORS OFFICE I CAN’T SPEAK FOR THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS BUT HISTORY TELLS ME WE WILL BE BACK IN THE U DISTRICT IN 2019, AND AS FAR AS –>>I AM SURE COUNCIL MEMBER WILL INSURE THAT IS THE CASE.>>I APPRECIATE THE LOVE.>>THE BIGGEST EXPENDITURE OF OVER TIME HOURS WAS NIGHT LIFE, AND ROBBERY EMPHASIS. AURORA, NORTH, AND NORTH GATE, THEY ARE IN THE TOP 10 LAST YEAR. I THINK AGAIN, LET ME REITERATE WHAT IS SPECIFIC ABOUT THIS PLAN IS WE WILL BE IN THE U-DISTRICT BUT WE HAVE TO REASSESS AND THE EXECUTIVE WILL MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT THE OTHER DEDE DEPARTMENTS WILL COME.>>NEXT UP WAS SOTO. IT IS BUSY LAST YEAR AND BUSY THIS YEAR AND YOU CAN TALK TO THE RESOURCES. THE SOUTH PRISINK POURED INTO SOTO, AND LOT OF THE REMEDIATION PILOT WORK AND HITTING FOR THE CITY METRICS AND HEARING FROM BUSINESS OWNERS AND ALL SORTS OF INDIVIDUAL ABOUT THE NEED FOR MORE PRESENCE AND ACTIVITY IN SOTO. SO, SOTO — EASY SELECTION. GIVEN HOW IT HITS ON EVERYTHING FROM EVERY ASPECT OF THE TEAM. I DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT — OKAY.>>I THINK THAT IS ACCURATE.>>GEORGETOWN AGAIN, THEY HAD AN INCREASE IN CRIME AND A LOT OF THE RV ISSUES AND A LOT OF ILLEGAL DUMPING REPORTS AND I THINK THERE WAS PURPOSEFUL SPEAKING TO THE EARLIER QUESTION, IF WE HAVE DONE A STRAIGHT RANKING BECAUSE WE CAN’T DO IT LIKE THIS SORT OF THING AT ONCE AND ALL 57 NEIGHBORHOODS. IF WE HAD DONE A STRAIGHT RANKING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SMALL NEIGHBORHOODS AND EASIER TO HAVE A CHANGE MATHEMATICALLY, AND VOLUME WOULD HAVE BEEN THE BIG NEIGHBORHOODS AND SOME OF THIS IS SPD DATA AND SOME OF IT IS FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY AND BIA’S AND NOT JUST PICKING THE LARGE NEIGHBORHOODS. GEORGETOWN MAKES SENSE ON THE NUMBERS BUT IT IS ALSO A SMALLER NEIGHBORHOOD THAT DOESN’T STAND OUT AND THAT IS PART OF THE SELECTION OF –>>I WILL ADD SOUTH PARK IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF MANY YEARS OF ORGANIZING COORDINATION AMONGST PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCES AND ACTION PLANS AND WE SAW THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY WE HAVE THIS INTENT COMING AROUND BUT HOW DO WE LEVERAGE INVESTMENTS HAPPENING OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS AND HOW DO WE CONTINUE THE MOMENTUM IN THESE 2 EFFORTS.>>THE SAME ISSUE AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS AND SOUTH PARK THERE IS CONTINUED WORK THERE AND IT DOES — IT GOES UP AND DOWN IN TERMS OF THE CRIME THAT WE ARE RESPONDING TOO AND DIRECTLY HEARD FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO REACHED OUT BEFORE ABOUT THE SENSE OF THINGS WERE SCALING UP AND SHORT CIRCUS THAT IT CAN BE VERY BUSY SMALL IN SOMEBODY AND SIZE. THEY CAN HAVE AN ELEVATED AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY AND SOME FOLKS TELLING US THEY SAW THE SIGNS THEY HAD SEEN BEFORE, AND SO, THAT WAS PART OF THAT DECISION.>>SO SOUTH PARK UNLIKE SOME OF THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS HAS PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY DENSITY OF VACANT OR ABANDONED BUILDINGS SO WHEN YOU TRAVEL ON CLOVER DALE YOU SEE A BUNCH OF HOUSES BOARDED UP AND COUNCILMAN HAS DONE A LOT OF EXCELLENT WORK IN THE MONITORING OF THOSE VACANT BUILDINGS AND PART OF THE DISCIPLINARY TEAM DOESN’T INCLUDE SDCI WITH EXPERIENCE. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHY THEY WERE NOT INCLUDED?>>WE ARE IN ACTIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH SDCI AND SPD AND OTHER INITIATIVES I TALKED ABOUT AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCES AND IN SOME CASES THE ACTION VALLEY REPORT BUT IN VERY ON GOING AND ACTIVE CONVERSATIONS AROUND VACANT BUILDINGS AS YOU KNOW THERE ARE — THERE IS QUITE THE LANGUAGE BARRIER IN SOUTH PARK AND THE COMMUNITY LIAISONS AND SPD TO HAVE CONVERSATION WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS THAT ARE SOMETIMES IS NOT IN ENGLISH.>>IT CALLS OUT OUR SIT –AND HE HAS BEEN PRETTY AFFECTIVE IN THE PAST AT BRINGING THE APPROPRIATE FOLKS TO THE TABLE TO HANDLE THOSE ISSUES. OKAY, GREAT. I WOULD KEEP ASKING THAT WE WOULD KEEP A CLOSE CONNECTION TO THAT AND SOUTH PARK HAS BEEN A TOP CONCERN FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND REALLY APPRECIATE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE FURTHER. I THINK THAT BRINGS US TO THE END OF THE PRESENTATION. ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY ABOUT NEXT UPS?>>WE ARE IN THE WALKS THROUGH THURSDAY AND WE ARE DOING THAT NOW WORKING WITH STAFF AND IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE COMMUNITY THIS IS WHAT WE HEARD, IS THIS WHAT YOU MEANT TO TELL US AND STARTING TO BE AN ACTION DRIVEN APPROACH. FROM DON’S PERSPECTIVE AND ACROSS THE TEAM, WE WANT TO USE THIS AS A LAUNCH PAD AS BETTER COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AND HOW WE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE FEEDBACK LOOP. WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENTS AND WORKING WITH THE MAYORS OFFICE. S.>>ANDI WAS GOING A GO THROUGH MY CHECK MARK LIST. YOU ALL KNEW THAT. YOU KNOW ME WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW I KEEP MY RECEIPTS. FREEZE THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION OF THE>> AND SO WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT THE BASIC CONCEPTS AROUND THE REALITY OF CRIME AND HOW CRIME HAS INCREASED IN THESE SEVEN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT YOU ALL — THAT THE EXECUTIVE IDENTIFIED AS INITIAL FOCUS. AND YOU ALL ARE STILL WORKING ON EVALUATING AND IDENTIFYING WHAT THE METRICS WILL BE IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE SUCCESSES. WHAT I WOULD ASK AS PART OF THAT IS THAT YOU ALL ALSO CONSIDER CLEARLY ARTICULATING WHAT YOU HOPE — SORT OF WHAT THE THEORY OF CHANGE IS AS A RESULT OF DOING THIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH. THE BEDROCK AND THE FOUNDATION SEEMS TO BE THE CONCEPT OF THE EMPHASIS PATROL WHICH IS LED AND ORDINARILY UTILIZED BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMET. AND THE ADDITION OF OTHER AGENCIES ON TOP OF THAT IN A COORDINATED FASHION IS A BUILD UPON THAT BEDROCK. SO I WANT TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF, WHAT IS THE THEORY OF CHANGE AS IT RELATES TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOW WE ARE MEETING THE NEEDS OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS AND I WANT TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE SUCCESSFUL IN DEVELOPING THAT AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET A SENSE FROM YOU OR ANYBODY AT THE TABLE ABOUT WHEN YOU ANTICIPATE HAVING THAT AVAILABLE FOR US. >> I WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND ADD ONE OTHER THING. AS WAS MENTIONED, THESE WALKS AND ISSUES HAVE BEEN COMMUNITY LED. SO ONE OF THE REASONS IS, WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT IS IDENTIFIED. AS WE GO THROUGH THE WALKS, DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES WILL IDENTIFY DIFFERENT THINGS. AS I MENTIONED, THURSDAY IS THE LAST WALK. WE WILL MEET AS A STAFF TO DETERMINE WHAT THE LIST OF REQUESTS ARE. AND THEN WE CAN BE IN CONVERSATIONS WITH COUNSEL ABOUT WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE AND TIMELINES. AS WE HAVE SAID, OUR INTENT HERE IS TO BE ACTION DRIVEN AND COLLABORATIVE SO THAT WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE ACTUAL PLAN. >> AND I AM HAPPY TO MAKE SOME ADDITIONAL TIME IN THE COMMITTEE TO HEAR HOW THAT PLAN HAS COME TO FRUITION AND WHAT THE FEEDBACK LOOP HAS BEEN SO THAT WE HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON DAY 31 WHEN THIS PARTICULAR APPROACH RUNS ITS COURSE. SO THE NEXT THING THAT I HEARD, A COMMITMENT TO GIVE US INFORMATION ABOUT OVER TIME AND OTHER RESOURCES THAT WILL BE USED. SO I JUST WANT TO REITERATE THAT, WHILE I DON’T YET HAVE AN ANSWER AT THE TABLE ABOUT HOW MUCH OVERTIME IS ESTIMATED TO BE SPENT ON THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM, I AM ASKING THAT THE INFORMATION BE PROVIDED TO COUNSEL STAFF. GREG DAWSON CAN BE THE RECIPIENT OF THAT INFORMATION AND HE WILL SHARE IT WITH OUR OFFICE AND WOULD LIKE TO GET THAT INFORMATION SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF WHEN YOU CAN PROVIDE THAT? >> I TOUCHED BASE WITH OUR BUDGET PEOPLE. MARK BAIRD, JUST TODAY. THOSE RESULTS ARE PRETTY EASY TO RUN. WE HAVE SPECIFIC TRACKING NUMBERS FROM EACH NEIGHBORHOOD. >> I APPRECIATE KNOWING THAT THERE ARE SPECIFIC NUMBERS ATTACHED TO EACH OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WE CAN BOOK IN TEMPORARILY AND LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING THAT INFORMATION FROM YOU SOON. WE WILL FOLLOW UP ACCORDINGLY. AND I THINK THE LAST THING THAT WE DID NOT DIRECTLY TOUCH ON — BUT I UNDERSTAND IS SORT OF HAPPENING AS WE SPEAK, IS THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO GET A BETTER SENSE OF WHO IS BEING ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY AND WHETHER THE THREE WALKS OR FOUR WALKS YOU ARE DOING AND SOME OF THESE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE THE EXTENT OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. >> THIS IS WHERE IT BUILDS OFF A LOT OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT A LOT OF DEPARTMENTS ARE HAVING DAY AFTER DAY. SOME OF THE CONCERN WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY — AND WHY I THINK THIS IS SUCH A BENEFICIAL DIFFERENT TYPE OF A WAY OF LOOKING AT THE COMMUNITY FOLLOW-THROUGH IS EACH OF THE DEPARTMENTS MAY BE COMING IN, DOING THE PROJECT, DOING THE FIX AND THEN GOING AWAY UNTIL THE NEXT FIX. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THAT CONTINUITY OF SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION. AND SO, AS WE ARE ENGAGING THROUGHOUT THE CITY WITH NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, ADVOCACY GROUPS, CBO OR ORGANIZATIONS, I SEE THIS AS AN ONGOING CONVERSATION IN TERMS OF HOW WE SHIFT THE WAY WE DO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HOLISTICALLY.>> I THINK WHAT I WOULD ASK IS, THAT WE KEEP TRACK OF WHO WE ARE ENGAGING WITHIN COMMUNITY. AGAIN, THE CITY IS VAST AND DIVERSE IN OPINIONS AND CONSTITUENCIES AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, THAT YOUR DEPARTMENT IS LEADING, IS REFLECTIVE OF THAT, THAT VARIATION WITHIN DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, AS IT RELATES TO THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ELEVATE THE VOICES THAT ARE NOT ORDINARILY ALLOWED TO BE ELEVATED, PARTICULARLY IN THE CONTEXT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. I THINK THERE ARE CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT I AM HEARING FROM, PEOPLE WITHIN CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS I AM HEARING FROM THAT ARE FEELING REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS WHEN THERE ARE NEIGHBORHOODS WHO HAVE HAD CHRONIC ISSUES WITH GUN VIOLENCE FOR EXAMPLE, AND OTHER TYPES OF REALLY VIOLENT CRIME. THAT THEY FEEL THAT THEY WERE ALSO DESERVING OF THIS ATTENTION. AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE CONCERNS ARE ADDRESSED AS WELL. >> ABSOLUTELY.>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING ELSE FROM THE GOOD FOLKS AT THE TABLE HERE. >> I JUST WANT TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THE CONCERNS FOLKS HAVE HAD. WE HAVE A NIGHTLIFE ASSIST GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN THE EAST PRECINCT. AND A NUMBER OF SHOTS FIRED IN THE EAST PRECINCT. THERE IS A LIMITED EMPHASIS GOING ON THERE. AS I SAID, THERE IS EMPHASIS ON GOING AND SOUTHEAST SEATTLE, RAINIER VALLEY AND RAINIER BEACH ON THE STREET ROBBERIES WHERE WE HAVE HAD PATTERNS YEAR AFTER YEAR OF VULNERABLE VICTIMS. USUALLY SENIOR ASIAN FOLKS WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO GET TO WHERE THEY ARE TRYING TO GO AND THEY ARE GETTING ROBBED ON THE STREET. WE STILL HAVE THAT GOING. WE ARE STILL WORKING THOSE CASES. WE HAVE NOT BACKED OFF THOSE CASES. AND AS FAR AS WEST SEATTLE, WE WILL BE OUT THERE. WE WILL BE IN GOLDEN GARDENS. THAT IS ALL ONGOING. AS FAR AS OUTREACH, WE HAVE CHIEF DIAZ AND HIS BUREAU ALWAYS MAKING CONTACT WITH FOLKS. ALSO MY PRECINCT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETINGS, WE ALSO ATTEND THE DEMOGRAPHIC ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETINGS. SO WE WILL GET THAT FEEDBACK AND WE WILL CHANNEL IT WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO. AND FROM WEEK TO WEEK, WE WILL BE MONITORING THE ARRESTS AND TRACKING EVERYTHING WE DO. AND WE WILL LOOK AND SEE WHERE WE ARE MOVING. AND WE WILL GET ALL OF THE INFORMATION TOGETHER AND DELIVER IT. >> THAT IS GREAT. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING THAT INFORMATION EVENTUALLY SHARED WITH US AS WELL. THE LAST THING I WILL SAY BEFORE CLOSING US OUT IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN A TEMPTATION TO TIE THIS BODY OF WORK WITH THE PROLIFIC OFFENDERS REPORT OR WITH THE REPEAT OFFENDERS — WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM — WHAT I HAVE HEARD VERY CLEARLY AT THE TABLE TODAY IS THAT THIS IS NOT A STRATEGY TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. THIS IS A STRATEGY DESIGNED TO TAKE A MUCH MORE DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ADDRESSING SOME MORE LOWER-LEVEL TYPES OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OCCURRING WITHIN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. I DON’T WANT FOLKS TO WALK AWAY WITH THE IMPRESSION THAT THIS IS THE CITY’S ANSWER TO THE REALITY OF THE ISSUES RELATED TO REPEAT OFFENDERS. AND I WANTED TO GIVE THE CHIEF AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAYBE JUST SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT WHY THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A STRATEGY TO ADDRESS A REPEAT OFFENDER. >> IT IS NOT A REBUTTAL TO THOSE COMPLAINTS. AS I SAID BEFORE, WE HAVE ALWAYS ADVOCATED WITH THE PROSECUTION SIDE OF THE HOUSE. WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE SO TO SPEAK. SO NOTHING HAS CHANGED THERE. WE WILL MAKE SURE WE ARE TRACKING FOLKS THAT WE COME IN CONTACT WITH. AND IF IT IS A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL THAT IS CONSIDERED A CHRONIC OFFENDER, WE WILL HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH MR. HOLMES OFFICE OR MR. SONDRA BERG’S OFFICE JUST LIKE WE ALWAYS HAVE. >> AS THIS MEETING WAS HAPPENING DOWN HERE, UPSTAIRS ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR, THERE WAS A MEETING HAPPENING WITH A WORKGROUP THAT IS ACTUALLY FOCUSING ON THE REPEAT OFFENDERS ISSUE. MY OFFICE AND COUNSEL HAS REPRESENTATION AND THAT WORKGROUP AS WELL AND REALLY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO COLLABORATE IN YET ANOTHER SPACE, OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ALL OF THE WORK THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING. APPRECIATE YOU BEING PATIENT WITH MY OFFICE AS WE WENT THROUGH TODAY’S AGENDA. AND REALLY WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SHARE INFORMATION IN A VERY TIMELY AND RESPONSIVE WAY. I’M SURE WE WILL STAY IN TOUCH AND CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH EACH OTHER TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS PROGRAM DOES WHAT WE HOPE IT WILL DO. SO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK AND YOUR SERVICE. AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL SEND GRATITUDE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO ALL OF YOUR RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES. WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR EFFORT. THIS IS THE LAST ITEM ON THE AGENDA. WE ARE ADJOURNED.

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