Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee 10/2/19 Session I


>>>GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE ON TIME. IT IS OCTOBER 2, 2019. THIS IS OUR BUDGET COMMITTEE, AN THIS WILL COME TO ORDER AT 9:32. I’M SALLY BAGSHAW, AND THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FROM THE DEPARTMENTS FOR BEING HERE. I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE WHAT IS COMING TODAY FOR A REAL DEEP DIVE ON WHAT WE’RE DOING AROUND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO THOSE HOMELESS AND STRUGGLING IN OUR CITY. LAST WEEK FOR THOSE OF YOU HERE YOU KNOW WE BEGAN OUR EXAMINATION OF THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND HEARD FROM MANY OF THE CITY DEPARTMENTS. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOU WHO WERE THERE LAST TIME TO COME THIS TIME AS WELL. WE APPRECIATE THAT. AND I KNOW WE HAD TOUCHED ON THE WORK THAT PUBLIC UTILITIES AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, FAS, HUMAN SERVICES, PARKS, POLICE AND FIRE ARE DOING, OUR FIRST YES, WE HAVE HEARD FROM SOME OF YOU, BUT TODAY WILL BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. I WANT TO THANK ALLISON MCLAIN FOR HELPING TO ORGANIZE THIS TO DO THE DEEP DIVE TODAY. OUR PRIMARY FOCUS WILL BE ON TOPICS THAT SPAN ACROSS MANY OF YOUR DEPARTMENTS. BECAUSE IT WILL BE SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST. I THANK MY COLLEAGUES FOR BEING HERE PROVIDING US A LITTLE SPACE TO DO THIS, SO WE ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT ONE DEPARTMENT, BUT LOOKING AT OUR INVESTMENTS, HOW THE INVESTMENTS ARE DOING. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE GOING TO BE AT THE TABLE. I KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IS HOW THINGS ARE GOING IN THE DEPARTMENT, HOW EFFECTIVE YOU THINK YOU ARE BEING. HOW OUR INVESTMENTS ARE BEING APPLIED ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU THINK THE OUTCOMES ARE WORTH — THE FACT WE HAVE USED A LOT LATELY. WHETHER THE JUICE IS WORTH THE SQUEEZE. AND SO KNOWING THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT PUTTING OVER $100 MILLION INTO THIS COMING YEAR, WE WANT TO KNOW ARE THINGS IMPROVING? SO THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT WE WILL BE ASKING. THIS AFTERNOON WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR LEAD PROGRAM BOTH PROSECUTING ATTORNEY WILLS BE HERE AND THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED. AND WE’RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE SOME PRESENTATION ABOUT TNC’S. WE ARE NOT GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. OSE, I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR GETTING PREPARED, BUT KNOWING THAT WE’RE JUST GOING TO BE UP AGAINST A TIME DEADLINE, I THOUGHT IT WAS BETTER JUST TO RELEASE THEM. SO COLLEAGUES IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT OSE, I KNOW YOLANDA ON COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF CAN HELP AND WILL GET INFORMATION FROM THAT DEPARTMENT AS NECESSARY. SO WITH THAT OUR AGENDA NUMBER ONE IS OUR CITY WIDE HOMELESSNESS RESPONSE. I’LL INVITE THOSE OF YOU WHO WILL BE PRESENTING THIS MORNING. PLEASE COME UP AND JOIN US AT THE TABLE. AGAIN, WE WILL HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT THIS AFTERNOON AFTER OUR AFTERNOON SESSION IS COMPLETED. AND AGAIN FOR THOSE WHO ARE PLANNING TO COME THURSDAY NIGHT TO OUR PUBLIC HEARING, IT BEGINS AT 5:30 HERE IN THIS CHAMBER. WE WILL STAY UNTIL THE LAST PERSON HAS HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK. EXCELLENT. WHY DON’T WE START, ALLISON WITH YOU, AND THEN HAD JUST GO AROUND THE TABLE FOR INTRODUCTIONS. >>ALLISON MCLAIN, COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW’S OFFICE. >>TOM MIKESELL, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>JEFF SIMMS, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>JASON JOHNSON, HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. >>TESS COLBY, MAYOR’S OFFICE. >>JULIE DINGLEY, CITY BUDGET OFFICE. >>OVER HERE? >>SINA EBINGER LIEUTENANT. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH US. WHO IS KICKING US OFF, YOU, JEFF? >>YES. AS YOU HAVE DONE, I WANTED TO START US OFF WITH A LITTLE CONTEXT. AS COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE AWARE, HOMELESSNESS REMAINS THE CENTRAL FOCUS IN SEATTLE. THE ONE NIGHT COUNT ON JANUARY OF THIS YEAR DID FIND AN 8% FEWER PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, BUT AS WE HEARD DURING COUNCIL BRIEFING LAST WEEK, MANY OF THE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE CITY ARE ON PACE TO SERVE MORE PEOPLE THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR. TODAY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH WILL PRESENT TOTAL HOMELESSNESS SUSPENDING ACROSS THE SAME 11 DEPARTMENTS INCLUDED IN THE INVENTORY LAST YEAR. THESE ITEMS ARE PRESENTED TODAY IN ORDER TO GIVE A HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF HOMELESSNESS AND HOW THE CITY IS RESPONDING TO HOMELESSNESS. >>SLOW DOWN JUST A TINY BIT, I’M TAKING NOTES. >>IN PARTICULAR HOW DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE NOT FOCUSED ON SERVING INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS ARE A PART OF THE CITY’S RESPONSE. BUT ALL THESE INVESTMENTS ARE PART OF, I’M SORRY, HOW THE DEPARTMENTS NOT TYPICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONDING TO HOPELESSNESS ARE A PART OF THE HOLISTIC RESPONSE. BUT WE DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE THESE INVESTMENTS PRESENTED TODAY ARE A PART OF THE INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENT’S SUBMISSIONS. THE MAYOR’S BUDGET PROPOSES SPENDING A TOTAL OF $101 MILLION ON $5.5 MILLION INCREASE ON HOMELESSNESS SERVICES. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THOSE INCREASES ARE ONE-TIME EXPENSES IN THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. SOME OF THESE INVESTMENTS WERE TO DISCUSS LAST FRIDAY AS PART OF THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED RESPONSE TO HIGH-BARRIER INDIVIDUALS. YOU’LL RECOGNIZE SOME OVERLAP. AND IN ADDITION TO HSD, WE WILL HAVE PRESENTATIONS BY SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, DEPARTMENT OFPARKS AND RECREATION. AND WITH THAT I’LL TURN IT OVER TO CBO TO GET US STARTED. >>GREAT. THANK YOU, JULIE? >>TESS WILL KICK US OFF. >>OKAY, I’M GOING TO KICK US OFF AND IMMEDIATELY TURN IT OVER TO JULIE AND JASON. AND WE WILL GET GOING. SO THE FIRST THING I WANT TO DO IS JUST WALK QUICKLY THROUGH HOW THE PRESENTATION WILL GO THIS MORNING. WE WILL MOVE INTO THE BUDGET FOLLOWED BY HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECIFIC CHANGES FROM THIS YEAR ACROSS DEPARTMENTS. TODAY’S PRESENTATION FOCUSES ON INCREMENTAL CHANGES RELATED TO HOMELESSNESS IN 2020. IT’S A PART OF A LARGER WHOLE THAT REFLECTS THE MAYOR’S VISION AND STRATEGY. THIS BUDGET REPRESENTS HER COMMITMENT TO ENSURING THERE ARE SAFER SPACES FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS ALONG WITH SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AND PATHS TO PERMANENT HOUSING AMONG PEOPLE SLEEPING OUTSIDE AND IN THE COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY HOMELESSNESS. AS JASON’S PRESENTATION LAST WEEK DEMONSTRATED, THE CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM IS ADVANCING THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF MAKING HOMELESSNESS RARE, BRIEF, AND NONRECURRING. CITY-FUNDED PROGRAMS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL AT PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS. OUR PROVIDING SERVICES TO MORE PEOPLE AND ARE HELPING MORE PEOPLE TO REESTABLISH AND RETAIN HOUSING. THIS REPRESENTS AN IMPORTANT RETURN ON THE MAYOR’S COMMITMENT TO PERFORMANCE-BASED CONTRACTING, WHICH KEEPS OUR FUNDED PROVIDERS LASER FOCUSED ON THE HOUSING FIRST APPROACH THAT PLACES HOUSING NAVIGATION AND CONNECTION TO SERVICES AT THE CORE OF THEIR WORK. THE 2020 BUDGET CONTINUES TO FUND EVERY ASPECT OF THE CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM FROM PREVENTION, OUTREACH, — >> SORRY, IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US AT THE TABLE, YOU’RE WELCOME. >>OKAY, SORRY, TESS. GO AHEAD. >>ALL GOOD. AND SO AS I MENTIONED THE BUDGET CONTAINS ALL ASPECTS OF THE CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM FROM PREVENTION, OUTREACH, DIVERSION, AND SHELTER TO HOUSING PROGRAMS INCLUDING THE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES THAT HELP OUR MOST VULNERABLE HOUSE AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. THIS YEAR’S BUDGET EXTENDS SOME EXISTING FUNDING SUCH AS THOSE FOR THE NAVIGATION TEAM FIELD CORD FAITOURS, ADDS FUNDING FOR A NEW PROGRAM SUCH AS THE PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC HEALTH TO INCREASE ACCESS TO NURSES BOTH IN PERSON AND OVER THE PHONE. AND EXPANDS SOME EXISTING PROGRAMS SUCH AS SAFE PARKING AND REMEDIATION. 2020 AS WE ALL KNOW IS ALSO A YEAR OF TRANSITION. AS WE ADVANCE TOWARDS ESTABLISHMENTS OF A REGIONAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE. THIS COMES WITH A COMBINATION OF ANTICIPATION AND UNCERTAINTY AS WE ENTER NEW TERRITORY. THOSE CRISIS RESPONSE PROGRAMS I MENTIONED ABOVE WILL TRANSITION TO THE NEW AUTHORITY OVER THE COURSE OF 020, BUT THIS YEAR’S BUDGETING PROCESS REMAINS UNCHANGED. FINALLY WHILE SMALL RELATIVE TO THEIR RESPECTIVE TOTAL BUDGETS, THE FUNDING RELATED TO HOMELESSNESS FOR SPU, PARKS, AND FAS IS CRITICAL TO PROTECTING THE SAFETY AND HELP PERSONS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND COMMUNITIES DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY HOMELESSNESS. THESE PROGRAMS REPRESENT THE SUCCESS OF INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM WORK IN RESPONDING TO NEIGHBORHOODS JUST AS THE NAVIGATION TEAM DOES IN ITS COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO ADDRESSING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS IN UNSANCTIONED ENCAMPMENTS. WITH THAT NOW I WILL HAND IT OVER TO JULIE FOR AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUDGET. >>GREAT, JULIE BEFORE YOU DIVE IN, TESS, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE WORD THAT YOU AND JASON AND OTHERS HAVE DONE TOWARDS OUR REGIONAL GOVERNANCE. AND ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GOOD WORK THAT KING COUNTY AND SOME OF OUR SUBURBAN CITY COLLEAGUES ARE DOING ON THIS. SO WE KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE HELPING US SOLVE THE PROBLEM. AS WE’RE GOING TO HEAR MORE THIS AFTERNOON, AND I THINK DAN SADDLEBERG, I CAN CUE THIS UP FOR HIM. WE KNOW WHAT’S WORKING AND MANY THINGS ARE AT CAPACITY, AND THOSE ARE THE AREAS WE NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON AND EXPAND. AND SO THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU’VE DONE. AND OTHERS THAT ARE NOT HERE TO REALLY SHARE MY APPRECIATION. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>JULIE, GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU. AS TESS MENTIONED, THIS HAD IS NOT ONLY A TRANSITION YEAR FOR HSE. BUT AS YOU HEARD FROM DIRECTOR NOBLE LAST WEEK, DEPARTMENTS ARE ASKED TO STAY WITHIN THOSE RESOURCES TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IS NOW AT $101.3 MILLION, WHICH HAS GROWN CITY WIDE. SINCE 2017. THE CATEGORIES SHOWN HERE WERE FIRST INTRODUCED TO YOU LAST YEAR. AND FROM TOP TO BOTTOM INCLUDES ACCESS TO SERVICES CURRENTLY AT $5.1 MILLION. CLEAN UP AT 5.3 MILLION. EMERGENCY RESPONSE AT $51 MILLION. OUTSIDING AND PREVENTION AT $33 AND HSD STAFFING AND ADMIN AT $6.8 MILLION. THERE’S A ONE-TIME $2 MILLION FOR THE START UP OF THE REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY THAT WE HAVE DISCUSSED WITH YOU PREVIOUSLY THAT’S INCLUDED IN THERE. THAT’S WHY IT LOOKS LIKE A SIGNIFICANT BUMP YEAR OVER YEAR. >>SAY THAT AGAIN? >>THAT LAST BIT WAS HSD STAFFING AND ADMIN IN 2020 INCLUDES A ONE-TIME $2 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY START-UP. >>GOT IT, THANK YOU. SO ON THE FOLLOWING SLIDE, THIS TABLE SHOWS THE SAME INFORMATION, BUT JUST BY DEPARTMENT. DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE PRESENTATION AS TESS MENTIONED, WE’LL BE DISCUSSING IN-DEPTH CHANGES TO HS IS D AND OTHERS WILL JOIN. THE BUDGETS DID NOT CHANGE AT ALL OR MODESTLY. SHOULD YOU HAVE QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED IN TODAY’S PRESENTATION. >>THANK YOU. >>AND SO WITH THAT WE WILL BEGIN WITH OH. AND THIS ONE BEGINS WITH A HUMBLE PLEA. >>JULIE, JUST A SECOND, PLEASE. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT HAS A QUESTION. >>CAN YOU GO BACK TO THE BAR GRAPH? >>SURE. >>FIRST OF ALL ONE OBSERVATION. I’M NOT SURE IF THAT WORD YOU USED TO REPRESENT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE ON HOMELESSNESS. IF YOU ARE SAYING IT’S AN OBJECTIVE FOR THE CITY TO ACHIEVE HOMELESSNESS, AND THEN OF COURSE I 100% AGREE WITH YOU. BUT I THINK THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IS IMPLYING WE’RE GETTING TOWARDS THAT OR SOMEHOW DOING IT. I’M SORRY. JUST FOR THE RECORD I WANT TO SAY THAT I DON’T THINK THAT WE CAN SAY THIS WITH A STRAIGHT FACE GIVEN THE PROBLEM THAT WE’RE FACING IN OUR REGION. AND I THINK THE LEAST STARTING POINT WE HAVE TO HAVE IS A POINT OF HONESTY. I DON’T THINK THAT THE LAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE, AT LEAST OF ALL HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO AGREE WITH THE ASSESSMENTS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. CAN I INDICATE LAST WEEK WE HAD HAD A VERY LONG PRESENTATION FROM JASON AND OUR HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. I DON’T THINK YOU HAD JOINED US ON THAT ONE AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THEIR PRESENTATION ON PERFORMANCE OUTCOME. >>I WASN’T ABLE TO BE THERE BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN UNDER THE WEATHER, BUT I DON’T NEED TO BE TOLD. I AM LOOKING AT THE PRESENTATION, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO NEITHER HERE OR THERE WHAT YOU SAID. BUT THIS IS A RESPONSE TO WHAT WAS SAID CONVEYED FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IN TERMS OF WHAT THE ASSESSMENTS ARE. WE NEED TO BE HONEST AT THE VERY LEAST, BUT I DID HAVE A QUESTION ON THE BAR GRAPH WHERE YOU SAY IN 2019 REVISED, YOU HAVE $4.4 IN THE BLUE SECTION, $4.4 MILLION ON CLEAN UP. I’M NOT SURE HOW THAT SQUARES WITH THE FACT THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE THEMSELVES HAD HAVE SHARED WITH US, WHICH HAD IS ROUGHLY $10 MILLION FOR THE SWEEPS. WHAT IS THIS REFLECTING AND WHERE IS THE REST OF THE MONEY? >>SURE. I BELIEVE YOU’RE REFERRING TO THE NAVIGATION TEAM EFFORTS. THE CLEAN UP CATEGORY SPECIFICALLY HAS CLEAN UP RELATED FROM THE DIFFERENT UTILITIES, SO THAT THE COSTS THAT COME FROM PARKS AND SPU CONTRIBUTE AND THEN THERE ARE SPD SALARIES, WHICH ARE CAPTURED IN THE EMERGENCY CATEGORY THAT ARE OTHERWISE RELATED, AND THEN WE HAVE OUTREACH CONTRACTS AS WELL THAT ARE A PART OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM TOTAL SPENDING AND THOSE ARE A DIFFERENT CATEGORY, SO THEY’RE NOT INCLUDED THERE. >>OKAY, BACK TO MY HUMBLE PLEA. YOU’LL OBVIOUSLY NOTICE I’M NOT OH HOUSING DIRECTOR ALVARADO. HER AND HER TEAM ARE AWAY AT A CONFERENCE. I WILL DO MY BEST TO REPRESENT THEM. THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY BRILLIANT AND WONDERFUL HUMANS. SO JUST ASK YOUR PATIENCE WITH ME IF I CAN’T ANSWER YOUR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW, I’LL CERTAINLY GET THEM BACK TO >>WHO IS TAKING NOTES FOR YOU ON THOSE QUESTIONS? >>I WILL BE TAKING NOTES AND SEVERAL FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE. AND SO IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THE CITY OF SEATTLE TOGETHER WITH OUR PARTNERS HAVE INVESTED OVER $710 MILLION IN RENTAL HOUSING AND PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP TO BUILD OVER 2,140 UNITS AND MAINTAINED OVER 160 UNITS AS AFFORDABLE. THE CITY CURRENTLY HAS 16,800 AFFORDABLE HOMES WITH 5,228 UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY 2022 FOR ZERO TO 60 AMI FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP. A REMINDER THAT IN ADDITION TO THE HOMELESSNESS AS DEFINED BY COORDINATED ENTRY. OH IS SERVING PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE HOMELESS, BUT FOR THESE UNITS. ALL OF OH’S LOW INCOME UNITS, THOSE NOT REGULATED ARE CONTRIBUTING TO HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION THROUGH DIRECT PROVISION OF HOUSING. OF THE CURRENT PORTFOLIO, 6,700 UNITS ARE REGULATED FOR 30% AND BELOW. WITH 4,300 OF THOSE SPECIFICALLY REGULATED FOR HOMELESS. IN THE PIPELINE MEANING FULLY FUNDED AND IN SOME STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT THERE ARE ANOTHER 900 UNITS OR UNDER 30% AMI AND 463 OF THOSE UNITS ARE SPECIFICALLY REGULATED FOR HOMELESS. THIS ALSO INCLUDES 382 UNITS FOR 30% AMI JUST FUNDED IN THE 2018 PROCESS AND REFLECTED IN THE 2019 BUDGET, SO THAT WAS THIS YEAR. THE 2020 BUDGET REFLECTS AWARDS, CAN YOU GO TO THE NEXT ONE. THANK YOU. THE 200 PROPOSED BUDGET. >>SORRY, I HAVE A CLARIFYING QUESTION. >>OKAY, YES, PLEASE. >>ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE I’M ASSUMING THE NUMBERS YOU HAVE FOR CITY-FUNDED RENTAL HOUSING UNITS, UNDER DEVELOPMENT. I’M ASSUMING THAT INCLUDES ALL THE LEVY RESOURCES? >>YES. >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU. RECOGNIZING THAT YOU’RE NOT THE OFFICE OF HOUSING, CAN YOU GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, PLEASE? I THINK THIS UNDERSCORES EXACTLY THE PROBLEMS. WE ARE NOT LOOKING AT HOW MANY PEOPLE ZERO TO 30% AMI ARE RENTING IN THE MARKET RATE APARTMENTS. HOW MANY PEOPLE CURRENTLY IN SEATTLE ARE RENTING MARKET RATE 0% TO 30% AMI. DO YOU HAVE THAT NUMBER ON YOU? >>I DON’T OFFHAND, BUT I CAN GET IT FOR YOU. >>I BELIEVE THE NUMBER IS AROUND 22,000 PEOPLE IN OUR REGION. SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS THAT COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT JUST EMPHASIZED AND WE THINK ABOUT HOW WE HAVE BEEN MESSAGING OUR RESPONSE BEING APPROPRIATELY úREDUCING THE NUMBER OF FOLKS LIVING OUTSIDE, WHICH I THINK IS SOMEWHAT QUESTIONABLE IN TERMS OF OUR APPLES TO APPLES NUMBERS THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. I THINK WHAT’S MORE OF AN APPROPRIATE NUMBER TO LOOK AT IS HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN INSECURE HOUSING SITUATIONS 0 TO 30% AMI AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THOSE NUMBERS FOR THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, THE PREVIOUS YEAR. SO 2017, 2018, AND 2019 IF POSSIBLE. THAT WOULD GIVE US A BETTER SENSE OF HOW THE CURRENT PORTFOLIO OF UNITS AT, I’M SORRY AT 30% AMI AND BEROW MIRRORS WHAT THE NEED IS. AND I THINK THAT WILL BE VERY INTERESTING TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL. >>GREAT, WE CAN GET THAT FOR YOU. >>GREAT, THANKS. I THINK THAT’S A QUESTION THAT ALL OF US ARE GOING TO HAVE. IF YOU COULD MAKE SURE ALL OF US GET IT WILL BE GREAT. >>NO PROBLEM. >>THANK YOU. >>THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET. >>COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW. ON THAT QUESTION, WHICH I AGREE COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO SEE THE ACTUAL VULNERABILITY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE RENT BURDENED. I THINK LOOKING AT HOW MANY, 30% AMI OR LESS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. ONE OTHER STATISTIC I’M TRYING TO FIND. RECENTLY IT WAS I THINK LAST YEAR. I’M SURE YOU COULD FIND IT WHERE THEY SAID THAT OVER 23,000 HOUSEHOLDS WERE EXTREMELY RENT BURDENED, SO IT’S NOT EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR, WHICH IS HOW MANY OF THEM WERE AT 30% OF THE AMI, BUT CLEARLY THERE IS GOING TO BE A STRONG CORRELATION AND AN EXTREMELY RENT BURDENED, HOUSEHOLDS PAYING MORE THAN 50% OF THEIR INCOME AND RENT AND WE SHOULD CONNECT THAT AS WELL. >>SURE, THERE IS SOME WE COULD GET FOR YOU. PROBABLY NOT 2019 AND IF THE MOST CURRENT MAY BE 2017 AND JUST BECAUSE OF HOW LONG IT TAKES TO ROTATE THE INFORMATION. >>AND JUST BRIEFLY, YOU KNOW THAT IT WILL BRING IT UP AT SOME POINT. AND I’M LOOKING AT WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE. I WOULD REALLY LIKE A BREAKDOWN IN DISTRICTS AS WELL. WHAT WE’RE FINDING IS WE’RE NOT CAPTURING. I KNOW 22,000 PEOPLE AT 30% AMI. I FOE THAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING A LOT OF THAT IN THE NORTH END IF MY DISTRICT, DISTRICT 5. IF WE COULD HAVE THAT, THAT COULD BE REALLY HELPFUL. WHEN WE TEE UP OUR BUDGET ISSUES ARE FOR OUR SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS, HOMELESS PROGRAMS, THEN I CAN ACTUALLY HELP THEM WITH THEIR INFORMATION AS WELL. PARTICULARLY SINCE WE’RE BUILDING A LOT OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, IN OUR THIRD UNIT. AND IF WE COULD HAVE THAT, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT, THANK YOU. >>OH RECENTLY LAUNCHED A PART OF THEIR WEBSITE THAT IS QUITE HELPFUL, INTERACTIVE, AND IT HAS ALL THE SIGHTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT. AND IF YOU FEED TO PULL IT UP, THAT COULD BE HELPFUL AS WELL. WE WILL GET YOU THAT DATA CERTAINLY. >>AND WITH THE EXISTING RENTAL PORTFOLIO IS BY THE DISTRICT AS WELL AND WE COULD GET THAT TO YOU. WE GOT IT. >>I KNOW THAT WE COULD DO IT. >>YES, FOR TODAY. >>PLEASE, COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. WHILE WE’RE TAKING A PAUSE, CAN YOU GO BACK TO SLIDE FOUR? OKAY. AND I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO GET INTO THE DETAILS A LITTLE BIT MORE, BUT AGAIN AS WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT A NUMBER OF TIMES IN OUR EFFORT TO CREATE A REGIONAL RESPONSE TO THE EMERGENCY THAT IS HOMELESSNESS AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF FOLKS NOT HAVING ENOUGH PLACES TO LIVE. LET ALONE SHELTERS. AND I STILL AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE ARE SPENDING ON THE NAVIGATION TEAM. THE NUMBER I’VE BEEN TOLD IS AS A TOTAL, WE HAVE $7 MILLION THAT ARE BEING ALLOCATED ACROSS VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE NAVIGATION TEAM. AS I LOOK AT THIS LIST HERE, I KNOW THAT WITHIN THESE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS THERE ARE ELEMENTS THAT ARE NOT SLATED TO BE COORDINATED WITH OUR PARTNERS AT KING COUNTY. AND THAT IS CONCERNING TO ME FOR TWO REASONS. WE HAVE BEEN MAKING THE ARGUMENT THAT WHEN WE CONSOLIDATE FUNDING, WE’LL BE EFFICIENT WITH OUR PARTNERS AT KING COUNTY, WHICH I BELIEVE TO BE TRUE AND I THINK IT WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT FOR THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE DIRECTLY SERVING THOSE HOMELESS AS WELL TO NOT GO THROUGH MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING, NOT TO HAVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF REPORTING AND TO HAVE BETTER REPORTING UNDER KING COUNTY THAT DOES NOT RELY ON THE CONTRACT. AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL BE GAINED BY MERGING OUR PROGRAMS AND AGAIN, NOT FOR HOUSING, BUT JUST SPECIFICALLY FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES. AND WHERE I BECOME CONCERNED IS THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THIS BUDGET INCLUDING FUNDING THAT IS DIRECTLY ADDRESSING THE CRISIS THAT IS HOMELESSNESS AND WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT PULLING THAT FUNDING. AND COORDINATING WITH THE SERVICES THAT WILL BE OFFERED THROUGH THAT EFFORT AND WHEN I HEAR $7 MILLION, WE WILL STILL BE AT THE CITY OF SEATTLE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH OF THAT IS REFLECTED IN THE ITEMS HERE AND TO ALSO PUT THAT CAVEAT OUT THERE. I UNDERSTAND WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT ALLOCATING THE FUNDING THAT CURRENTLY GOES TO THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT OVER KING COUNTY. I BELIEVE FUNDING WILL BE REDIRECTED TO MORE OF A JUSTICE MODEL TO STAY WITHIN THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FUNDS. AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW OF THEM DOLLARS THAT ARE LISTED HERE, HOW MUCH OF THESE DOLLARS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE USED FOR THE NAVIGATION TEAM. AND OF THE $7 MILLION, IS IT $2.3 MILLION THAT IS ALLOCATED FROM THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BUDGET THAT WOULD GO CONTINUALLY TO THE NAVIGATION TEAM? >>THERE ARE SEVERAL THERE. SO THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES $8.4 MILLION. >>OKAY. >>FOR THE NAVIGATION TEAM BROKEN DOWN AS FOLLOWS BY DEPARTMENT. SPD STAFF IS ABOUT $2.35 MILLION. HSD STAFF IS $2.56 MILLION. THE HSD OUTREACH CONTRACT IS $762,000. THE FAS CLEAN UP CONTRACT IS $1.3 MILLION. AND PARKS CLEANUP CREWS COME IN AT $1.4 MILLION. >>LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY OF THOSE AGAIN. >>AND HAVE YOU ALREADY SENT THIS ELECTRONICALLY TO US? >>I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE IT. >>LET ME REPEAT WHAT I BELIEVE WE HEARD. SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS $2.35 MILLION. FINANCE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES $1.3 MILLION. SEATTLE PARKS AND REC $1.4 MILLION. HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT $2.56 MILLION. AND THEN THE HSD OUTREACH IS $762,000? >>CORRECT. >>OKAY. >>WE’RE GOING TO GET INTO THE NAVIGATION TEAM A BIT LATER IF THE PRESENTATION. AND I JUST ALSO WANT TO CALL OUT ONE OTHER COMPONENT OF YOUR QUESTION IS ABOUT NOT SEEING IT AS A PART OF THE COORDINATED RESPONSE. AND THE 2020 BUDGET IS LARGELY, LARGELY DEVELOPED KNOWING THAT ALL OF THE, THE MEATY ISSUES RELATED TO REGIONAL GOVERNANCE AND ALL THE PIECES WE WILL HAVE TO GRAPPLE WITH WILL BE DISCUSSED OVER THE NEXT YEAR. THOSE BUDGET CHANGES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE 2021 BUDGET. >>OKAY, I WOULD LIKE US TO CONTINUE, BUT ONE MORE THOUGHT ALONG THE LINES. I THINK THAT WE ALL HAVE HEARD DIFFERENT THINGS ABOUT THE NAV TEAMS. AS YOU DIVE INTO IT IN A FEW MOMENTS. JUST TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEIR OBJECTIVES ARE, HOW THEY’REDOING. I KNOW AMONG MY COLLEAGUES THERE’S DEFINITE CONCERN ABOUT HOW THE MONEY IS BEING SPENT AND ARE PEOPLE GETTING BETTER. IF WE ARE SIMPLY CHASING PEOPLE AROUND FROM ONE SIDE TO ANOTHER, THEN WE DON’T THINK THAT’S A GOOD USE OF FUNDS. BUT IF WE CAN FOCUS ON THE CLEAN UPS, WHAT THEY’RE DOING, MAKING SURE WE’RE USING THIS MONEY FOR MORE 24/7 ROOFS OF SOME KIND OR ANOTHER, THAT’S GOING TO BE THE FOCUS OF THIS. GO AHEAD, JULIE. >>THANK YOU. >>OKAY. IF YOU COULD GO BACK. THANK YOU. SO THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET REFLECTS AWARDS THAT WILL BE MADE THROUGH THE 2019NOFA PROCESS, WHICH APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED OH EXPECTS TO COMMIT $90 MILLION WITH $25 MILLION EXPECTED TO BE COMMITTED FOR THE HOUSING OR FORMERLY HOMELESS. THIS INCLUDES $25 MILLION FOR WEEK TWO AND ABOUT $20 MILLION FOR LOCAL OPTION FINANCING, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTING CAPITAL. ALL DISCUSSED IN OH’S PRESENTATION TO YOU LAST WEEK. NOW IT’S TOO EARLY IN THE NOFA PROCESS TO KNOW WHICH PROJECTS WILL BE FUNDED IN DECEMBER. BUT LOOKING AT ALL THE APPLICANTS, REQUESTS REPRESENTING 400 UNITS FOR 30% AMI. THERE ARE REQUESTS REPRESENTING ANOTHER 423 UNITS FOR UNDER 50% AMI. THESE 50% UNITS ARE WORTH NOTING BECAUSE WITH DEEPER INVESTMENT BY OH INTO A PARTICULAR PROJECT, WE CAN FURTHER BUY DOWN THE RENT ALLOWING THE HOUSING UNIT TO OFFER HOUSEHOLD TO A LOWER AMI BRACKET THAN WHAT IS PROPOSED IN THEIR APPLICATION. ADDITIONALLY OH WILL PROVIDE JUST SHY OF $2 MILLION FOR ONGOING OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE SUPPORT FOR BOTH PSH AND TRANSITION FALL HOUSING, WHICH YOU ALL KNOW IS CRITICAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THESE INTERVENTIONS. HSD PROVIDES SIGNIFICANT FUNDING FOR O&M FOR A TOTAL OF $18.7 MILLION. >>DOES THAT COME AT THE EXPENSE OF ADDITIONAL UNITS? >>YES, BECAUSE YOU’RE USINGMORE RESOURCES. YOU HAVE LESS TO BUY MORE UNITS. >>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT, PLEASE PROCEED. SO WITH THAT I’LL TURN IT OVER TO JASON TO GET INTO THE HSD CHANGES. >>THANK YOU, JULIE, YOU DID A NICE JOB PINCH HITTING. >>THANK YOU. >>GOOD MORNING, GOOD TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN. I DO MEAN THAT. I DO. SO AGAIN FOR THE RECORD JASON JOHNSON WITH THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. I’M HERE WITH DUSTIN OLSON STRATEGIC ADVISER AT HSD. THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF YOU REPRESENTS CONTINUED INCREASE IN DEPARTMENT FUNDS RELATED TO ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS. YOU’LL SEE BETWEEN 2018, 2019 THERE WAS A 8.2% INCREASE. AND WE ARE, YOU ARE ALSO SEEING A PROPOSED INCREASE OF 4.7% BETWEEN 2019 AND 2020. IN THE PRESENTATION, I WANT TO WALK THROUGH EACH OF THOSE INCREMENTAL CHANGES THAT ARE PROPOSED. I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT TWO THINGS QUICKLY THOUGH. ONE, JUST ANOTHER REMINDER THAT IN 2020 THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO ADMINISTER THE CONTRACTS RELATED TO ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS. WHILE WE WILL BE WORKING TO STAND UP REGIONAL AUTHORITY JOINTLY AND CONSOLIDATED WITH KING COUNTY INVESTMENTS, THE ACT OF AND THE PRACTICE OF ADMINISTERING THE INVESTMENTS THROUGH CONTRACTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN 2020. I ALSO WANTED TO JUST REMIND IT’S BEEN STATED ALREADY, BUT I WAS WITH YOU ON MONDAY MORNING. I WAS ABLE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THE STRATEGIC CHANGES THAT WE’VE MADE THROUGHOUT THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS WITH THESE HOMELESS INVESTMENTS ARE WORKING. WE ARE SERVING MORE PEOPLE THAN WE HAVE IN PREVIOUS YEARS. WE ARE MOVING MORE INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLDS FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING. WE HAVE SEEN A SHORTENING OF THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT PEOPLE ARE REMAINING IN SHELTERS PROGRAMS. WE HAVE ENHANCED MORE OF THOSE SHELTER PROGRAMS. AND WE ARE ALSO SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE’RE ABLE TO PREVENT FROM BECOMING HOMELESS IN THE FIRST PLACE AND HAVING TO USE THE EMERGENCY CRISIS SYSTEM. AND SO IN THESE NUMBERS, THIS $90 MILLION NUMBER PROPOSED IN 2020, I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THOSE PROGRAMS THAT I WENT THROUGH IN DETAIL ON MONDAY ARE ALL CAPTURED AS PART OF THAT BUDGET. SO FIRST I WANT TO START WITH THE INFLATIONARY INCREASE FOR HOMELESS PROVIDER CONTRACTS. WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS ON MONDAY, BUT I WANTED TO SPECIFICALLY HIGHLIGHT THAT 9 $913,000 OF THE INCREASE WILL BE A PART OF OUR HOMELESS INVESTMENT CONTRACTS. I JUST WANTED TO PULL THAT PIECE OF THE OVERALL $1.5 MILLION TOTAL DEPARTMENT WIDE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT INCREASE INTO THEIR HOMELESS INVESTMENT CONTRACTS, TOTALING $913,000. >>JASON, DOES THAT INCLUDE BOTH THE RATE WE INCLUDED LAST YEAR’S BUDGET TO THIS YEAR AND PLUS THE 2% THAT WE JUST NEGOTIATED DURING THE SUMMER? >>THAT IS CORRECT. SO THIS INCLUDES LAST YEAR’S INFLATIONARY INCREASE AS WELL AS THIS YEAR’S 2.6% INCREASE. >>OKAY. >>AND SO THIS INCREASES THE ABILITY OF SERVICE PROVIDERS TO KEEP PACE WITH THE INCREASE COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN SEATTLE AND TO INCREASE WAGES FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. THE 2.6% INCREASE COMPLIES WITH ORDINANCE 125865. THE NEXT ITEM I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IS THE ON SITE NURSING AT PERMANENT HOUSING AND SHELTER PROGRAMS. THE HOMELESS POPULATION IS AGING AND EXPERIENCING GREATER ACUTE AND CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT REQUIRE ADDITIONAL HEALTH CARE SUPPORT TO STABILIZE. THIS FUNDING WILL ADD ON-SITE NURSING SUPPORT AT FIVE PROGRAMS, TWO SHELTERS, AND THREE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROJECTS WHO EXPERIENCE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CALLS TO 911 REQUESTING EMERGENCYSERVICES THAT WERE DETERMINED TO BE NON-EMERGENCY NEEDS. NURSES WILL PERFORM BASIC PATIENT TRIAGE AND ADDRESS THE RESIDENT’S MEDICAL CONCERNS BASED ON SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S PATIENT EVALUATION APPROACH. THE PERFORMANCE MEASURE THAT WE’RE WANTING TO PAY ATTENTION TO WITH THIS INVESTMENT WILL BE A REDUCTION IN 911 CALLS OVERALL ESPECIALLY THOSE NON- EMERGENCY CALLS. >>RIGHT. A BIG APPLAUSE TO YOU TO CHIEF SKOGAN’S IN OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT. THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE ALL BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. THE FACT IT’S NOW BEING ADDRESSED IN THIS BUDGET GIVES ME GREAT HOPE THAT WE’RE LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE WHOSE BOOTS ARE ON THE GROUND TELLING US IT IS WHAT THEY NEED. AND I THINK THIS INVESTMENT IS GOING TO SHOW A REAL SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>I WILL ECHO MY COLLEAGUE FROM DISTRICT FIVE. THERE’S NOTHING REFLECTED IN THE NORTH END. AND THEN ALSO I WANT TO DOUBLE CHECK THAT WE HAVE INCLUDED A REPORT BACK, HOW MANY CALLS WERE DIVERTED. HOW MANY CLIENTS ARE GETTING ACCESS TO THE NURSE, HOW MANY FOLKS ARE GETTING TRANSFERRED TO APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE VERSES SORT OF JUST CYCLING IN AND OUT. AND IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON HOW WE’RE TRACKING THAT, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL. THANKS TO COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW FOR HER LEADERSHIP ON THIS. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF LAST YEAR. AND IT WAS MET WITH SOME RESISTANCE, SO I’M REALLY GLAD TO SEE IT INCLUDED AS WELL AS THE INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT. THOSE ARE CRITICAL PIECES FOR US TO SEE MONEY ON THE FRONT END AND TO SAVE LIVES. ANY COMMENTS ON THE TRACKING OF HOW WE WILL BE MEASURING SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM? >>YEAH, WE WILL DO A CONTRACT, MONITORING THAT CONTRACT REGULARLY, A PART OF MONITORING THAT CONTRACT WILL BE TO RECEIVE DATA ABOUT HOW THIS PROGRAM IS GOING IN THESE FIVE PROGRAMS. AND WHAT WE WILL BE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO IS WE WANT TO SEE A REDUCTION IN THE LOW ACUITY CALLS. BUT WE ALSO WANT TO UNDERSTAND SPECIFICALLY WHAT SORT OF ISSUES THAT NURSES IN THESE PROGRAMS ARE DEALING WITH. YOU KNOW WE MADE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN ADDITIONAL SHELTER CAPACITY. WHEN WAS THAT, 2018? AND NOW WE’RE REALLY LOOKING AT HOW THOSE PROGRAMS ARE PERFORMING AND WHAT GAPS EXIST. THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE AREAS THAT PROVIDERS TOLD US THEY DID NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO PROVIDE THE MEDICAL NEEDS FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS STAYING IN THESE SHELTERS AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS ESPECIALLY AFTER HOURS. AND SO THIS IS WHERE WE WANTED TO INSERT SOME ASSISTANCE, SOME VERY TARGETED ASSISTANCE TO HELP THEM PROVIDE THE CARE NEEDED FOR THE INDIVIDUALS STAYING IN THEIR PROGRAMS. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THERE WAS THE DATA IN FRONT OF YOU THAT WILL SHOW THE FIVE PROGRAMS WHERE THIS ON- SITE NURSE WILL BE WORKING. AND IT IS THESE FIVE LOCATIONS BECAUSE THESE ARE THE FIVE PROGRAMS THAT ARE GETTING THE HIGHEST NUMBERS OF NONACUTE CALLS TO 911. SO WE DID NOT DO A GEOGRAPHIC ALL CALL TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AT A WIDE VARIETY OF SHELTER PROGRAMS OR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESOURCE WILL EXIST AND WHERE THE HIGHEST VOLUME OF CALLS WERE COMING IN. >>COUNCIL MEMBER D5? >>THANK YOU. YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO HEAR THIS AGAIN. I’M ONLY SAYING THIS BECAUSE THE FACTS SUPPORT THIS. D5 HAS FIVE SHAG HOUSING. WE HAVE THE MOST SHAG HOUSING IN THE CITY. SECOND OF ALL WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HOMELESS POPULATION IS AGING, IT IS NO MORE SO APPARENT IN OUR DISTRICT. WE DON’T HAVE AN ELDER COMMUNITY CENTER. I KNOW I’VE BEEN AROUND AND AROUND AND PARTICULAR MAYORS AND BAGSHAW KNOWS THIS AS WELL. WE HAVE THREE HOUSING BUILDING UNITS AND ANOTHER ONE SCHEDULED TO COME ONLINE. WE ALSO HAVE NO SHELTER IN D5. THE ONLY DISTRICT THAT HAS NO SHELTER 12 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR. WE HAD MONEY LAST YEAR TO KEEP THE SHELTER OPEN FOR MEN FROM 6:00 IN THE MORNING UNTIL 6:00 AT NIGHT. WE HAVE FAITH BASED. AND I KNOW PEOPLETY THAT EVERYONE IS FAT AND HAPPY IN THE NORTH END, BUT THAT’S NOT THE CASE. I’M REALLY GOING TO PUSH BACK ON AGAIN NOT IGNORING PARTICULAR DISTRICTS, PARTICULARLY MY DISTRICT. WE HAVE BEEN PUSHING THIS SINCE I’VE BEEN ON COUNCIL. I CAN’T STRESS IT ANYMORE PARTICULARLY WITH OUR AGING POPULATION. AND WANTING OUR ELDERS TO AGE IN PLACE. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF FIRE STATIONS, BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT WE NEED WHEN HAVING THE NURSE IN CARE. WE CAN COME BACK TO THE ISSUE OFFLINE AS WELL. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>I WILL ADD THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PROGRAMS THAT WE WANT TO PAY ATTENTION TO. IF YOU SEE A REDUCTION AT LOW ACUITY CALLS IN THE FIVE PROGRAMS, THIS WILL BE SOMETHING WE WOULD WANT TO GROW AND MAKE MORE AVAILABLE IN OTHER PROGRAMS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>AND SO YOU INDICATED YOU TRIED TO SELECT THE FIVE SITES THAT HAD THE HIGHEST VOLUME OF CALLS. WERE WE SAYING WE WERE GOING TO CHOOSE FIVE SITES OR WERE WE CAPPING OUR SERVICES AT X NUMBER OF CALLS? DO YOU SEE WHAT I’M SAYING? DID WE DISEASE FROM THE GET GO WHERE WE ARE GOING TO DO FIVE SITES OR LOOKING AT X NUMBER OF CALLS? >>A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH. WE DEFINITELY WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WERE TARGETING THE SITES THAT WOULD GENERATE THE MOST CALLS BECAUSE OF THE EXPERIENCE OF DOING A HOOK AND LADDER RESPONSE TO THOSE WHEN THEY HAVE SUCH A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF ACUITY CALLS. WE KNEW WE WOULD HAVE THE RESOURCES PROPOSED TO HIRE FOUR ON-SITE NURSES. LOOKING AT HOW WE COULD DISTRIBUTE THOSE NURSES, IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT IN THE SHELTERS IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF SHELTERS AND BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF FIRE DEPARTMENT, EXCUSE ME 911 CALLS IN THE SHELTERS COMPARED TO PERMANENT HOUSING. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ON-SITE NURSES IN EACH OF THOSE. AND THEN WITH THE REMAINING TWO, IT FELT AS THOUGH REALLY HAVING THEM ROVE AMONG THE REMAINING THREE WOULD REALLY BE ABOUT AS MUCH AS WE COULD ASK OF THEM IN ORDER TO REALLY PROVIDE APPROPRIATE SERVICES. I WILL ALSO NOTE THAT AFTER, THERE IS ANOTHER DROP. AND FRANKLY THE REMAINING PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROJECTS AND SHELTERS WILL SHOW A MUCH LOWER VOLUME OF 911 CALLS. SO WE WERE QUITE THOUGHTFUL IF THE WAY WE WOULD LOOK AT THE ACUITY LEVELS AS WELL AS THE VOLUMES. >>AND THEN MADAM CHAIR? >>THANK YOU FOR RAISING A LOT OF THESE ISSUES LAST YEAR BECAUSE I LEARNED A LOT THROUGH OUR CONVERSATIONS AND ALSO WITH MY RIDE ALONG WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, WHERE WE ARE IN THE SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THAT WE HAD ONE DAY WHERE WE BASICALLY SPENT OUR FIVE OR SIX TRIPS WITH THE LADDER GOING TO SEE INDIVIDUALS WITH LOW ACUITY NEEDS. SO IT’S A VERY REAL EXPERIENCE THAT THEY HAVE AND NOT BEING FOCUSED ON PUTTING OUT ACTUAL FIRES, NOW HAVING TO BECOME FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE SENSE THEY’RE RESPONDING TO THE EMERGENCY OF AN INDIVIDUAL PUTTING OUT THAT FIRE FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL. I KNOW THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THEY’VE BEEN ASKING FOR A VERY LONG TIME, SO I’M HAPPY TO SEE IT. I JUST WANT TO DOUBLE CHECK ON TWO THINGS. ONE IS WE’RE NOT GOING TO APPLY ANY PERFORMANCE-BASED CONTRACTING TYPE MODELS TO THESE ENTITIES ARE THEY? THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO PROVE THEMSELVES AND GET THE REMAINDER OF THE MONEY? WE’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FUND UPFRONT, SO THAT WE’RE NOT HOLDING BACK DOLLARS, CORRECT? >>THERE’S NOT A PERFORMANCE, PAY FOR PERFORMANCE. >>OKAY. >>CONTRACT RELATED TO THIS WORK. WE WILL BE, HOWEVER, MONITORING VERY CLOSELY THE RESULTS OF THESE INVESTMENTS. >>I JUST WANT TO ADD TO THAT IN CONVERSATION WITH PUBLIC HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS, THEY ARE ALREADY ENGAGED WITH THE NUMBER OF ITES. AND THE SHELTERS AND PERMANENT SUPPORTING HOUSING PROJECTS ARE QUITE ACCUSTOMED TO PROVIDING THEM PRETTY BROAD ARRAY OF DATA POINTS. IT’S MAINLY REALLY TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE PROGRAMS ARE WORKING TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE COULD REPLICATE AND WHERE THERE MIGHT BE TWEAKS. BUT THE OTHER IS HAVING A PARTNER IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS REALLY GREAT BECAUSE THEY DO SOME PRETTY AMAZING ANALYTICS WITH THE DATA THEY COLLECT. >>GREAT THAT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT TO TEST THIS. I DON’T WANT IT TO BE CONSIDERED A PILOT WHEN WE KNOW THAT WORKS AND WE HAVE SEEN IT. AND WE’RE NOT SETTING UP THE OTHER PILOT TO TEST IT TO SEE IF IT WORKS, BUT MORE ALONG THE LINE THAT YOU JUST SET THAT WE WANT TO IMPLEMENT THIS AND TAKE THIS TO SCALE AND IF THERE ARE TWEETS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE, THEN WE DO THAT WHEN WE HAVE SEEN IT WORK IN OTHER CITIES AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT, PLEASE CONTINUE. >>THE OTHER INVESTMENT THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IS THE NEW FURS CALL LINE. SO THIS IS A 24/7 NURSE CALL LINE FOR SHELTERS AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS ACROSS THE CITY. THIS IS AVAILABLE TO ALL SHELTER AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS. THIS IS A CALL LINE WITH A NON- EMERGENCY NEED. REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CALLS TO 911. THIS PROJECT IS BASED ON A PILOT, WHICH DETERMINED IF 80% OF THE CALLS WERE ABLE TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE NURSE LINE WITHOUT REDIRECTING TO 911. THIS IS $37,000 OF ONGOING COST TO SUPPORT 900 CALLS A YEAR. THE 900 CALLS ARE ABOUT THE LOW ACUITY CALLS TO 911 IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND AGAIN THE PERFORMANCE METRIC ON THIS WILL REALLY BE TO SEE A REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF NON-ACUITY 911 CALLS. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>AND I LIKE WHAT YOU’VE DONE HERE AND I LIKE HOW YOU HAVE EXPRESSED IT, AND AGAIN GREAT THINGS TO CHIEF FOR THE DATA HE COLLECTED THAT GIVES US SOMETHING TO STAND ON AND NOT JUST A PILOT, YOU KNOW, JUST ON. WE REALLY KNOW WHERE THE AREAS ARE THAT NEED THIS KIND OF APPROACH, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>YES, THANKS FOR HIGHLIGHTING THAT. WE BELIEVE THIS IS NEEDED AND WILL WORK. SO WE ARE NOT PILOTING THIS. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT INTO WHAT WE THINK WILL BE AN ENHANCEMENT OF SHELTER AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND SERVICES. >>YOU KNOW I’M NOT HAPPY WITH THIS CHART, RIGHT? >>WELL LET’S KEEP MOVING ON AND WE WILL COME BACK TO THAT. WE WANT TO MAKE YOU HAPPY. KEEP GOING, JASON. >>THANK YOU. >>WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS AT THE PREVIOUS BUDGET HEARING. THIS IS THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER IN MT. BAKER. THIS PROGRAM WILL SERVE FAMILIES LIVING IN THE NEW MT. BAKER PERMANENT HOUSING PROJECT AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY PROVIDING A BROADER ARRAY OF SERVICES. THIS PROJECT WAS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED IN DETAIL LAST WEEK. BUT THE PROJECT HAS A LARGER SCOPE THEN JUST ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS. WITH THAT SAID HOMELESSNESS FUNDING IS BEING USED TO FUND ONE OF THE SERVICES. AS HOUSING STABILITY PROGRAMS OFFERED BY MARY’S PLACE WILL BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT. I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IT AGAIN. IT’S ONE OF THE IMPORTANT INCREMENTAL CHANGES THAT YOU’LL SEE IN THE BUDGET. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. OKAY, THE NEXT PROJECT IS A PILOT. THIS IS THE SEATTLE RENTAL HOUSE ASSISTANCE PILOT OR SRHAP. IT’S LAUNCHED IN 2018 TO STABILIZE HOUSEHOLD RISK OF HOMELESSNESS WHILE WAITING FOR THEIR SEATTLE HOUSING AUTHORITY VOUCHER. THE PROJECT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO SUNSET IN 2019, BUT DELAYS OF ENROLLED PARTICIPANTS IN RECEIVING THEIR VOUCHER, CONTINUED NEED FOR SERVICES IN 2020. ONCE THE PILOT HAD BEGUN, SHA CHANGED THE RATE AT WHICH THEY WERE RECEIVING VOUCHERS. INCREASED RENTAL COST AND MORE PEOPLE USING THEIR VOUCHERS FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME RESULTED IN LESS NEW VOUCHERS BEING ISSUED AND LONGER WAIT TIMES THAN ORIGINALLY CALCULATED. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 76 HOUSEHOLDS BEING ENROLLED WHILE THEY WAIT FOR THEIR VOUCHERS. MORE THAN HALF ARE ANTICIPATING NEEDS THROUGHOUT THE 020 YEAR. >>MAYBE THIS IS A QUESTION FOR TESS ON THE INCREMENTAL CHANGES. BUT WE HEAR OVER AND OVER AGAIN THE PROBLEM WITH THE VOUCHER SYSTEM IS WE DON’T HAVE FEW PLACES TO DIRECT PEOPLE. WE’RE CRAMMING WHERE WE CAN. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE REGIONAL APPROACH WILL BE VERY HELPFUL. I WONDER IF YOU COULD TALK ABOUT WILL SOME OF THESE INVESTMENTS BE AVAILABLE, SO THAT WE COULD USE THEM OUTSIDE THE CITY? >>YES. SO THIS SPECIFIC BUDGET ITEM FOR 2020 IS REALLY A ONE-TIME INVESTMENT TO CONTINUE THE PILOT THROUGH THE 2020 YEAR. AS JULIE MENTIONED DURING THE 2020, DURING THIS YEAR AND ALL OF NEXT YEAR, WE WILL HAVE MANY REGIONAL AUTHORITY. AND I THINK THERE IS A LOT TO LOOK INTO HERE WITH THIS PILOT. WE HAVE A MEETING WITH CENTRALSTAFF NEXT WEEK TO REALLY DIVE INTO THE PILOT AND WHAT THE FINDINGS OF THE PILOT ARE. >>I WANT TO CLARIFY THE PURPOSE OF THIS INVESTMENT IS NOT RELATED TO THEIR LONG-TERM PERMANENT HOUSING WITH THE VOUCHER. SO THE LENGTH OF TIME NEEDED IN THE EXTENSION OF THE PILOT ISN’T BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO FIND HOUSING WITH THEIR VOUCHER. THESE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ON THE WAIT LIST THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ISSUED THEIR VOUCHER AT THIS TIME. THIS FUNDING, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COMBINED WITH CASE MANAGEMENT IS TO ENSURE THEIR STABILITY WHILE THEY ARE WAITING. >>THEY HAVE SOMETHING NOW? >>YES, THEY ARE WAITING NOW AND THEY WERE STABILIZED AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PILOT WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. THE POINT IS EVERYBODY THAT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED WAS PROMISED AT THE START OF THE PILOT THAT THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ONGOING SERVICES UNTIL THEY RECEIVED THEIR VOUCHER. ORIGINALLY WHEN WE STARTED, THAT WAS APPROXIMATELY ABOUT 18 MONTHS THAT MOST PEOPLE WERE WAITING ON THE WAITLIST. AND THAT TIME HAS BEEN EXTENDED BECAUSE NEW VOUCHERS ARE NOT COMING AVAILABLE AT THE SAME RATE. THAT HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AND PEOPLE STABILIZING WITH THEIR VOUCHERS. BUT THAT’S COSTING MORE PER VOUCHER FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO DO THAT. SO PEOPLE ARE WAITING LONGER THAN THE ANTICIPATED 18 MONTHS. WE ORIGINALLY BELIEVE TWO YEARS WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO GET EVERYBODY THAT WE ORIGINALLY ENROLLED AND IT HAS NOT BEEN QUITE ENOUGH TIME. SO THIS FUNDING WILL SUSTAIN THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE PROGRAM WAITING FOR THEIR VOUCHER TO COME AND UNTIL IT’S RECEIVED. >>AND ANOTHER, SORT OF FINER POINT ON THAT AND ANOTHER WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT IS. THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS HAD A GOOD FORTUNE OF BEING UTILIZED. AND THAT IMPACTS NOT ONLY THE FOLKS THAT ARE WAITING FOR A VOUCHER, WHAT WE THINK AS THE OLD SIDE OF SECTION 8. ALSO THE PROJECT OF THE BASED VOUCHERS. IT’S AN ONGOING CONVERSATION THAT WE’RE HAVING WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IN TERMS OF FIGURING OUT HOW WE PROBLEM SOLVE THIS FOR BOTH POPULATIONS ON BOTH COUNTS. >>ARE THEY ON O THE WAITING LIST TO GET INTO HSD PROCESS? >>BOTH FOR THE PROCESS AND FOR THE VOUCHER. THEY TYPICALLY OPENED A SEPARATE WAIT LIST FOR PUBLIC HOUSING. >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANKS, MADAM CHAIR. WHEN I WENT TO THE WOMEN SHELTER IN BELLTOWN LAST YEAR, IT MAY HAVE BEEN 2017. THE DIRECTOR THERE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW IN HER TEN YEARS OF SERVICE AT BELLTOWN WOMEN SHELTER, SHE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE. AND AT THAT POINT IT WAS LATE 2017. SHE SAID THIS YEAR I’VE HAD MULTIPLE PEOPLE WHO I CAN’T HELP. NOT ONLY CAN I NOT HELP THEM FIND HOUSING, BUT IF THERE IS AN APARTMENT, IT IS OFTEN OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS, NOT ANYWHERE NEAR BUS LINES, NOT ANYWHERE CLOSE TO INDIVIDUAL WORK. AND THEY WERE STRUGGLING THEN TO FIND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR EVEN THOSE WHO HAD A VOUCHER IN HAND. WHAT IS $515,000 GOING TO DO FOR US? HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE WE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE SERVING? AND WHAT IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A VOUCHER THAT ARE CURRENTLY NOT GETTING ONE? >>SO THIS PROJECT IS SPECIFIC TO INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE ON THE WAIT LIST AT THE TIME THAT THE PILOT BEGAN. THERE’S BEEN 146 HOUSEHOLDS THAT WERE SERVED BY THIS PILOT FUNDING, WHICH HAS BEEN A TOTAL OF $3.7 MILLION BETWEEN 2018 AND 2019. 44 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE BEEN STABILIZED WHILE THEY WERE WAITING. 51 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE RECEIVED THEIR VOUCHER AND EXITED THE PROGRAM. SO THIS IS AN INTERIM STOP GAP MEASURE UNTIL THEY MOVE WITH THEIR VOUCHER. AND THERE ARE FOUR MORE HOUSEHOLDS EXPECTED TO GET THEIR HOUSEHOLD. SO THAT LEAVES US 76 HOUSEHOLDS THAT WILL NEED TO CONTINUE TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR SUPPORT THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING UNTIL THEY RECEIVE THEIR VOUCHER. THE $515,000 IS BASED ON OUR HISTORICAL SPENDING OVER THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS. BASED ON BEST ESTIMATES OF WITH A WE THINK THEY WILL NEED TO GET THROUGH TO THEIR VOUCHER PLACEMENT. >>GOOD. THANKS. >>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. >>I REMEMBER WHEN THIS PILOT PROGRAM WAS INITIALLY BEING PROPOSED LAST YEAR AND THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT PROGRAMS HELP ME IF I REMEMBER. BUT THE QUESTION ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING A SMALL AMOUNT OF FUNDING TO RUN A PILOT. YOU MAY REMEMBER THE CONVERSATION BETTER THAN I DO, BUT I KNOW THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THESE DOLLARS WOULD POTENTIALLY BE ALLOCATED AND WHO WOULD BE SERVED. YOU JUST MENTIONED THERE’S A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, I’M LOOKING AT MY NOTES HERE. >>YES, SO FAR. >>AND INDIVIDUALS, HOUSEHOLDS. >>OKAY. >>INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLDS, EVEN IF WE SEE 2.3. THAT’S A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE. SO I’M STILL CONCERNED THAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE UNIVERSE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE NEED ACCESS TO THIS TYPE OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE. AND IS THIS A DROP IN THE BUCKET? AND COULD OUR FUNDS POTENTIALLY BE ENHANCED? COULD THERE BE A MULTIPLIER EFFECT TO SOME OF THE $8.4 MILLION? AND RECOGNIZING THAT AGAIN, OVER HALF THE PEOPLE BETWEEN 0 TO 30% OF THEIR INCOME ARE RENTING ON THE ACTUAL MARKET AND NOT SUBSIDIZING MARKET. SO HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW THIS PILOT PROGRAM IS MAKING AN IMPACT ESPECIALLY WHEN WE DON’T HAVE THAT HOUSING WE NEED? >>AND THIS PILOT WAS DESIGNED TO CAPTURE A VERY SMALL SUBSET. AND IT WAS INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE CURRENTLY ON THE WAITING LIST FOR HSA. AND THAT IS A SMALL SUBSTANTIVE OF A SYSTEM THAT YOU HAVE TO GET ONTO THE WAIT LIST, THE WAIT LIST IS NOT VERY OPEN. SO IT IS A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE NEED OVERALL, ABSOLUTELY. BUT IT WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR INDIVIDUALS ON THE EXISTING WAIT LIST FOR SEATTLE HOUSING AUTHORITY. WE THEN APPLIED OUR PREVENTION TARGETING TOOL TO EVERYBODY THAT WAS ON THE WAITING LIST THAT WE COULD CONTACT. WE HAD MULTIPLE AGENCIES REACHING OUT TO CONTACT PEOPLE. WE WENT THROUGH THE PREVENTIONING TARGETING TOOL TO DELIVER WHO WAS MOST AT RISK FOR HOMELESSNESS. WE WAITED AND TARGETED THE ASSISTANCE TO THEM TO ENSURE THEY COULD BE STABLE WHILE THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE TWO YEARS FOR THEIR VOUCHER TO BE RECEIVED. SO IT IS A VERY SPECIFIC PINPOINT TARGET THAT WE HAVE, THAT WE HAVE ENACTED THIS PROGRAM FOR. >>DOES THAT CLARIFY WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR? THANK YOU. >>OKAY. $250,000 WAS ADDED IN THE 2019 BUDGET TO PILOT A RESPONSE TO PEOPLE LIVING IN THEIR VEHICLES. HSD HAS PARTNERED WITH OUR REDEEMER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH TO EXPAND THEIR CURRENT PARKING LOT FROM TWO TO SEVEN SPOTS. HSD IS PARTNERING WITH THE URBAN LEAGUE TO PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT AND HOUSING NAVIGATION TO HOUSEHOLDS PARKING AT OUR REDEEMER’S LOT. HSD AND URBAN LEAGUE ARE EXPLORING PARTNERS WITH OTHER INTERESTED FAITH COMMUNITIES TO REPLICATE THIS MODEL. THERE ARE FOUR CHURCHES ACTIVELY CONSIDERING OPENING SPACES IN THEIR PARKING LOTS. HSD ANTICIPATES HAVING 30 SPACES OPEN IN THIS PROGRAM BY THE END OF THE YEAR. BECAUSE THIS WAS ONLY PARTIAL YEAR, A PARTIAL YEAR CONTRACT DUE TO PLANNING TIME NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH A NEW PILOT, THERE WILL BE A REMAINING BALANCE FROM THE 2019 BUDGET. THIS AMOUNT WILL BE ROLLED OVER INTO THE 2020 FOR A ONE-TIME EXPANDED BUDGET FOR THE PROGRAM. AND THIS EXPANSION WILL ALLOW FOR AN ADDITIONAL 15 SPOTS TO BE OPEN IN 2020 INCLUDING EXPANDING THE ORIGINAL REDEEMER’S LOT BY EIGHT SPACES. >>GREAT. QUICK QUESTION ON THAT. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE WORK COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN DID STARTING 10 YEARS AGO ON A PROGRAM CALLED ROAD TO HOUSING, THE SAME IDEA WORKING WITH OUR FAITH COMMUNITY TO GET MORE PLACES IN OUR PARKING LOTS, SO THAT THERE WERE ALSO ACCESS TO SHOWERS AND INSIDE TOILETS, THAT KIND OF THING. WHY DO WE THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL? BECAUSE I KNOW IT WAS A HUGE STRUGGLE TO GET CONGREGATIONS TO SAY YES. WE ALL WANT THAT. WE WANT PLACES FOR PEOPLE TO BE, BUT IT STRIKES ME WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. IT’S JUST A DROP IN THE BUCKET FOR WHAT WE REALLY NEED FOR BOTH CARS AND RVs. >>WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED, THE PRIMARY DRIVER OF SUCCESS AND IN ANY PROGRAM IS THE SERVICES THAT ARE ATTACHED TO IT. IT IS THE CASE MANAGEMENT, IT’S THE HOUSING NAVIGATION. IT IS THE DEPTH AND BREATH OF THE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF THE LOCATION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SOMEONE IS IN A CAR OR IN A VILLAGE OR IN A SHELTER. THE SERVICES THAT THEY WOULD RECEIVE ARE WHAT INDICATE AN INCREASE IN LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES. AND SO THE PRIMARY FOCUS FOR HSD IN THE SAFE PARKING IS YES, SECURING THE PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE FAITH COMMUNITY. AND ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE LOTS OF INTEREST IN DOING THAT. BEING ABLE TO DO THAT. BUT THE LYNCH PIN AND THE DRIVER FOR THE SUCCESS IS THE CONTRACT WITH URBAN LEAGUE TO REALLY PROVIDE THE INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. AND NOT TO DO THAT IN ADDITION TO OTHER TYPES OF OUTREACH, THEY DO OTHER TYPES OF OUTREACH. BUT TO HAVE A SPECIALIZED TEAM THAT IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO WORK WITH THE INDIVIDUALS IN THIS PROGRAM AS OPPOSED TO BEING AN OFFSHOOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING NOT ONLY WITH PEOPLE IN VEHICLES, BUT ALSO PEOPLE WITH THEM LIVING UNSHELTERED. AND THE NEEDS, THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE IN THEIR VEHICLES ARE NOT ANY DIFFERENT, BUT THE WAY THEY CHOOSE TO ACCESS HOUSING, THEY DO LOOK DIFFERENT THAN OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LIVING UNSHELTERED. AND THE OTHER THING THAT WE’RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IS THAT WE ARE ALSO ENGAGED IN A COMMUNITY. AND IN A TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY TARGETED TOWARDS PEOPLE LIVING IN VEHICLES, LEARNING BEST PRACTICES, NOT ONLY FROM OUR EFFORT, EFFORTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY ABOUT HOW DO WE MAXIMIZE VEHICLE SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING TO ENSURE INCREASED SUCCESS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>THANK YOU. IT IS A LITTLE, INTERESTING TO SEE THAT THIS MODEL IS COMING BACK, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT I LEARNED AND I DON’T KNOW WHO ALL WAS A PART OF THE PROGRAM, SEVEN YEARS, EIGHT YEARS AGO. BUT MY RECOLLECTION WAS THERE WERE LOTS OF FAITH INSTITUTIONS THAT WE’RE INTERESTED. EACH CHURCH WAS AT THE TIME ABLE TO HOLD UP TO SIX SPOTS. AND EACH FAITH INSTITUTION HAD THEIR OWN VERY UNIQUE, VERY DEMOCRATIC PROCESS FOR MAKING DECISIONS. AND SO IT SEEMED TO OFTEN TAKE NOT JUST MONTHS, BUT SOMETIMES YEARS TO WORK THROUGH THE PROCESS TO GET APPROVAL TO ACTUALLY LOCATE FOLKS ON SITE AND WHAT I RECALL HEARING, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, IT WAS A SHOE STRING BUDGET FOR THIS AND AS WE WERE COMING OUT OF THE RECESSION AND THINGS WERE TIGHT, THERE WAS A CASEWORKER THERE ALSO TRYING TO WORK WITH THE CHURCHES TO HELP MOVE THEIR PROCESS ALONG. SO IF THE GOAL IS TO GET DOZENS OF SITES SET UP, THEN I WOULD IMAGINE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE INTERESTED. AT LEAST THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE EXPERIENCE AT THE TIMES, A LOT OF HAND HOLDING WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET THAT WORKING. AND I WILL ALSO ADD THAT WHEN I TALKED TO CASEWORKERS, I THINK A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I HEARD YOU SAY. WHICH I AGREE WITH FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, THE CASE WORK IS REALLY IMPORTANT. BUT IT’S SO MUCH EASIER TO DO THE CASE WORK WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS IN THAT LOCATION FOR A LONG TIME. AS OPPOSED TO THE CURRENT SITUATION FROM EVERY FEW DAYS THEY HAVE TO MOVE AND SOMETIMES IT’S ACROSS THE STREET AND SOMETIME IT IS IS MUCH FURTHER AND THEN THEY’RE LOST IN THE SYSTEM. SO THERE IS A BENEFIT TO HAVING A STABLE LOCATION THAT FOLKS COULD WORK IN. AND THEN THE OTHER THING I CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM FOLKS THAT ARE WORKING WITH FOLKS LIVING IN VEHICLES. YOU KNOW, SIMILAR AND OTHERS IN NEED, BUT DIFFERENT. THEIR BELONGINGS INCLUDE OFTEN A VERY LARGE VEHICLE. AND TO GET SOMEONE TO TRANSITION INTO A MORE STABLE HOUSING SITUATION. OFTEN THEY ARE ASKED TO SAY GREAT, AND YOU NEED TO GIVE UP YOUR VEHICLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE ANYWHERE TO PUT IT. PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO GIVE UP THE THING THAT HAS MAYBE BEEN THE ONE STABLE THING IN THEIR LIFE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. OUR ABILITY TO SAY HEY, WE WILL STORE THAT FOR YOU. YOU WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE ACCESS FOR IT, BECAUSE MAYBE YOU CAN’T TAKE ALL THE BELONGINGS THAT ARE IN THERE AND WHATEVER NEW HOUSING SITUATION YOU GET. BUT MY EXPERIENCE, THEY ARE SOME OF THE KEY CRITERIA THAT WE’LL WANT TO GET RIGHT IF YOU WANT TO BUILD ON AS OPPOSED TO JUST REPEAT THEM. >>I DO WANT TO RESPOND TO ONE IMPORTANT POINT THAT YOU SAID, A CONTRAST, WHICH IS IT REALLY WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF COMPASS TO ROAD AND HOUSING STAFF AND TO HELP CULTIVATE AND FIND THE CHURCHES AND THE FAITH COMMUNITIES BEING WILLING TO PARTICIPATE. WE HAVE TAKEN THAT ON AND HAVE STAFF THAT ARE ACTIVELY WORKING THROUGH THAT AT HSD. AND TAKING ON THAT ROLE. THIS BUDGET IS SOLELY FOR THE CASE MANAGEMENT ATTACHED TO THAT PROGRAMMING. AND SO WE ARE DEVELOPING THE FAITH PARTNERSHIP, BRINGING THE SERVICES ATTACHED TO IT. >>IT ALWAYS FELT LIKE IF THE CITY PUT MORE ENERGY INTO IT. THERE’S LOTS OF IMPORTANT THINGS GOING ON, THAT WILL HELP A LOT. I DO THINK FIGURING OUT HOW TO ADDRESS STORAGE OF PEOPLE’S VEHICLES, AT LEAST FOR THE TRANSITION TIME, TO MAKE IT LESS OF A RISK THAT THEY MIGHT FEEL LIKE THEY NEED TO TAKE. IT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT THEY WOULD HELP WITH THEIR ABILITY TO GET FOLKS INTO HOUSING. >>YEAH. >>GOOD. >>AND THERE IS THAT QUESTION DOWN. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>I APPRECIATE THE QUESTIONS BY COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN. AND JUST, I MEAN IN MY DISTRICT I’VE HEARD FROM ORGANIZATIONS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HOST A SAFE LOT. BUT THEIR CHALLENGE HAS BEEN, WELL, I WOULDN’T SAY A CHALLENGE PER SE, BUT THEY ARE TRYING TO BUILD A COALITION WITH THE COMMUNITIES. TO HOST ONE. BUT WHY DO WE JUST LIMIT TO FAITH BASED AND NOT OPEN UP THE DOORS TO THE COMMUNITY CENTERS OR THE COMMUNITY-BASED CENTERS WHEN THEY MAY HAVE 25 SPACES AVAILABLE AS OPPOSED TO THE FAITH-BASED CENTER THAT MIGHT ONLY HAVE SIX, SEVEN SPACES. BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT MAY ULTIMATELY GIVE US A BIGGER OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE MORE SPACE FOR FOLKS WHO NEED IT. JUST WANT TO START MY QUESTION THERE. >>AND SURE, IT HAS TO DO WITH LAND USE CODE AND ALSO THIS IS REALLY CONSIDERED A PILOT, SOMETHING IF SUCCESSFUL, WE COULD LOOK AT BUILDING ON WITH OTHER PARTNERS. BUT CURRENTLY CODE WILL ALLOW FOR THIS KIND OF PROGRAMMING TO EXIST ON FAITH-BASED PROPERTY THAT THEY WILL OWN AND OPERATE. SO WE ARE STARTING THIS PILOT WITH THOSE PARTNERS. >>SO I LEAVE THAT POTENTIALLY TO THINK ABOUT THOSE CHANGES. THE SECOND IS I SEE THAT IN THE BUDGET IT SAYS 19% OF THE TOTAL COUNT AT 41% OF THOSE LIVING IN SHELTERS ARE SLEEPING IN A CAR. I GUESS MY QUESTION IS DOES THE $125,000 EXPANSION WARRANT THE NEED OR THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE CURRENTLY SLEEPING IN A CAR? IT SEEMS TO ME WE WOULD PROBABLY WANT TO DEDICATE MORE RESOURCES TO THIS PILOT POTENTIALLY GIVEN SOMEONE SLEEPING IN THEIR CAR? >>YEAH, NO. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE FEEDS OF EVERYONE WHO IS LIVING WITHOUT A HOME, BUT WITH A CAR. SO THIS IS, AGAIN, A PILOT. WE ARE TRYING TO WORK WITH PARTNERS TO BUILD ON WHAT IF A VERY SMALL WAY SEEMS TO BE WORKING. AGAIN, IT’S THE STABILITY OF SOMEWHERE TO PARK PAIRED WITH CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. SO WE WANT TO GROW THOSE PARTNERSHIPS, GROW THE PILOT, BUT NO, THIS PILOT ITSELF DOES NOT MEET THE NEEDS CITY WIDE OF ALL THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE LIVING IN THEIR VEHICLES. >>AND IF I MAY JUST ADD TO THAT IN RESPONSE TO YOUR CONCERN ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE SITES AND THE NUMBER OF CARS THAT THEY CAN ACCOMMODATE. THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF RESEARCH DONE ON OTHER SUCCESSFUL SAFE PARKING PROJECTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WHAT WE FOUND, EXCUSE ME, WHAT WE CAME UP WITH WERE TWO IN PARTICULAR. SAN DIEGO AND SANTA BARBARA. SANTA BARBARA IS PROBABLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED. AND THEY WOULD RELY HEAVILY ON FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES AND SMALL SITES. I THINK REALLY DUSTY’S POINT ABOUT THE ACCESS TO SERVICES AND THE AVAILABILITY OF CASE MANAGEMENT THAT IS ABLE TO BE TAILORED IF YOU WILL FOR THE FOLKS WHO ARE STAYING IN THOSE LOTS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. THIS REALLY IS A DOOR THAT WE OPEN TO OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES FOR OTHER EFFORTS AS WELL. WE KNOW FAITH COMMUNITIES ARE AN IMPORTANT PARTNER IN PROVIDING DAYTIME RESPITE, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR FOLKS, SOMETIMES OVERNIGHT SHELTERS. AND THE STAFF PERSON AT HSD WHO IS DOING THIS HAS MANY YEARS ENGAGING WITH THE FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES, AND REALLY HELPING US TO BROADEN THAT, THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AS WELL. >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU, MADAM HAIR AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP. I THINK ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE WITH OUR PROCESS HERE WITH THE CITY AND AT THE STATE LEVEL IS THAT THEY ARE NOT DYNAMIC. THEY DON’T SEW YOU THE BACK END ONCE THE PROGRAM IS IMPLEMENTED. GIVEN THE EXAMPLE YOU MENTIONED IN SANTA BARBARA, DO WE HAVE ANY DATA THAT WE COULD PULL FROM THE OTHER CITIES TO SHOW COST SAVINGS EFFORTS AS COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN JUST MENTIONED WE KNOW ARE MORE EFFICIENT AT GETTING, AT MAINTAINING THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE WHO ARE LIVING IN THEIR CARS WHEN THEY ARE NOT HAVING TO MOVE FROM SITE TO SITE. DO WE HAVE ANY DATA WE COULD PULL THAT SHOWS THE COST OF EFFICIENCY THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY LEANED, WITH OUR EXISTING SPACES AS WELL. WE MAY HAVE THAT. THEN THE FOLLOW UP QUESTION I HAVE, ARE THESE ENHANCED IN THAT PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE OFF THE SITE IN THE MORNING AND DRIVE BACK IN THE EVENING? >>I BELIEVE THE PART OF THE REASON FOR THE SMALLER NUMBER OF SPACES IS TO ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE NOT HAVING TO LEAVE DURING THE DAY. I’M NOT 100% POSITIVE. >>OKAY, GREAT, I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THESE LOCATIONS BE ENHANCED AND THAT THOSE CASE MANAGERS, IF THEY FIND OUT THAT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE OR HOUSING, THEY’RE ABLE TO FIND THEM DURING THE DAY. NOT GETTING SHUFFLED DURING THE DAY AS WELL. THE SAME EXPERIENCE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE WITH THEM LIVING OUTSIDE IN A SLEEPING BAG OR A TENT IS THE SAME THAT THOSE WHO ARE SLEEPING IN A CAR OR IF THEY ARE BEING KIND OF PUSHED ALONG AND ASKED TO MOVE REPEATEDLY ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF THE CARS THAT MIGHT BE ON THEIR LAST LEG. WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE. LET’S BE VERY CLEAR. BUT OFTEN THE VEHICLE IS MUCH SAFER THAN SLEEPING IN A SLEEPING BAG OR A TENT. AND TO GIVE PEOPLE A SENSE OF SAFETY. IF WE ARE TRYING TO REACH THEM TO GET THEM IN TO PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, CASE MANAGEMENT, HEALTH SERVICES, HAVING THEM THERE AT THE SITE 24/7 WITH ACCESS TO HYGIENE SERVICES, CASE MANAGEMENT, I THINK IS THE PROVEN MODEL, RIGHT? THE HARM REDUCTION MODEL. THANK YOU FOR GETTING BACK TO US THAT THEY ARE 24/7. >>WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU. >>JUST TO BE CLEAR, I THOUGHT THEIR MOTTO, YOU COME IN AT NIGHT AND YOU LEFT IN THE MORNING? >>YEARS AGO. >>AND TO BE HONEST ON ALL THE SITES, I’LL FIND THAT OUT. BUT THEY HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF SITES, SO I SUSPECT THAT THERE MAY BE DIFFERENT ALLOWANCES. WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT. >>I DO APPRECIATE YOU LOOKING INTO THAT. EVEN THEY SAY IT IS NOT WORKING AS WELL AS THEY WOULD LIKE. I DON’T WANT ANYBODY TO THINK THAT IT IS A STEP AND LIKE EVERYTHING WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE, THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO CRACK THE NUT. OKAY, THANK YOU. >>AND SO I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT I HAVE A GREAT HONOR AND PRIVILEGE OF BEING AT THIS TABLE AND SPEAKING WITH YOU ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BUT I’M REALLY HERE REPRESENTING THE WORK OF OTHERS, IT’S A GREAT EFFORT, WHO PUT THEIR TIME AND STRATEGIC THINKING, RESEARCH INTO THIS LOOK AND THIS WORK AND SPACE WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FAITH PARTNERS. I WANT TO PIVOT AND TALK ABOUT OUR VILLAGES, I JUST WANTED TO CALL OUT LISA DAVIDSON WHO HAS BEEN DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB OF PARTNERING WITH FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE CITY OUT OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THANK YOU FOR THE YEARS SHE HAS PUT IN TO DEVELOPING THESE PARTNERSHIPS. PIVOTING TO VILLAGES OR TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. THE OVERALL PRIORITY IS TO ENSURE WE ARE MAINTAINING OUR CAPACITY FOR ENHANCED SAFE PLACES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING UNSHELTERED TO ACCESS. THERE ARE MORE LIMITATIONS TO PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF VILLAGE PROGRAMMING COMPARED TO SOMETHING LIKE THE BRICK AND MORTAR SHELTER. BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO THE ORDINANCE AND OTHER POTENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT LONGER TERM VIABILITY OF THE SITE. THAT CAN INCLUDE THE ABSENCE OF THE FAITH RESPONSER OR THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT, ETC. AND THERE ARE TWO VILLAGES CURRENTLY THAT ARE IN AN EXTENDED PERMIT, AND THEY WILL BE COMING TO THE END OF THOSE PERMITS IN MARCH OF 2020. THAT’S 19 UNITS. THIS VILLAGE UNFORTUNATELY WILL BE UNDER PERFORMING, EXPENSIVE DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE SITE. AND I SAY SIZE. IT’S 19 UNITS, BUT WE HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF SERVICE OFFERED AT THAT SITE THAT WE WOULD TO A SITE THAT’S MUCH LONGER. SO WHEN WE WOULD SAY THAT IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE, EXPENSIVE OF THAT PROGRAM BECAUSE OF THE RICH SERVICES PROVIDED AND THE SMALL SIZE OF THE CURRENT CAPACITY AT THAT SITE. >>JASON, EXCUSE ME. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT HAS AN ANSWER. >>OKAY, PLEASE. >>THEY ARE CURRENTLY ON A PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN DUE TO THE UNDER PERFORMANCE AND MONITORING IS DETERMINED THAT THEY ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SOME ASPECTS OF THEIR SERVICE PLAN. AS OF THE END OF THE MONTH, SEPTEMBER, NONE OF THE REQUIRED ACTIONS TO RETURN TO COMPLIANCE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. SO WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THAT PROGRAM TO DETERMINE ITS FUTURE VIABILITY. THE BUDGET AMOUNT HERE THE $1.2 MILLION IS A ONE-TIME BUDGET HOLD IN CASE WE NEED TO CLOSE DOWN OR RESITE AT THE NORTH LAKE SITE. AS WE’VE TALKED ABOUT MANY TIMES, RAMPING DOWN ANY OF THESE VILLAGES OR OPENING A NEW VILLAGE OR EXTENDING CAPACITY AT A VILLAGE OR ENHANCED SHELTER IS PRICEY AND CAN TAKE SOME PERIOD OF TIME. I ALSO WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT GEORGETOWN. THAT’S 45 UNITS. THIS HAD VILLAGE IS COMING TO THE END OF THE THIRD YEAR AT THIS SITE. HSD IS WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT TO BRING THIS TO A FOURTH YEAR. AT THIS TIME THERE’S NO VIABLE FAITH SPONSOR FOR THIS SITE. WE’VE BEEN ENGAGED WITH THE COMMUNITY AND DISCUSS WITH THE COMMUNITY THE OPTION OF RAMPING DOWN SERVICES AT THAT SITE. AGAIN IN MARCH OF 2020. SO IF A DECISION IS MADE TO CLOSE A VILLAGE, THERE WILL BE A RAMP DOWN PROCESS INCLUDING ONE-ON-ONE ON-SITE CASE MANAGEMENT, ALL AIMED AT GETTING INDIVIDUALS INTO HOUSING OR RELOCATING THEM TO ANOTHER VILLAGE. THIS RAMP DOWN PERIOD OR THESE RAMP DOWN ACTIVITIES COULD TAKE UP TO SIX MONTHS. THE PROPOSED BUDGET ACCOUNTS FOR RAMP DOWN AND CLOSING COSTS, AND IT ALSO INCLUDES EXPLORING THE OPTION TO REPLACE CAPACITY WITH EITHER ANOTHER VILLAGE OR A BRICK AND MORTAR ENHANCED SHELTER. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION. I WOULD ACTUALLY THOUGH APPRECIATE IF YOUR STAFF ENGAGED WITH MY OFFICE IN A MUCH MORE DETAILED LEVEL ON THIS BECAUSE I’M NOT SURE THAT SOME OF WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS ACCURATE. GEORGETOWN IS RUN ON PERFORMANCE. BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT OTHER PROBLEMS THERE ARE OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT OUR LAND USE CODE NEEDS TO BE UPDATED IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE SITING. RESITING IS EXPENSIVE AND A WASTE OF MONEY. IF THERE IS A WAY OF KEEPING THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE IF PLACE AND THEN IT’LL ALLOW US TO USE THOSE RESOURCES THAT WE WOULD HAVE USED FOR RESITING TO PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT. AND SO AT SOME POINT TO ADD, BUT JUST VERY QUICKLY, CAN YOU VERIFY THIS? THIS IS JUST TO RESITE GEORGETOWN? OR TO — WHAT ELSE IS IT RESITING? >>I MENTIONED TWO SITES. REALLY THERE IS NO SERVICE ISSUE THERE. IT IS A PERMITTING ISSUE. >>GEORGETOWN. >>THAT IS CORRECT. >>I’M GLAD YOU CLARIFIED THAT. ONE THING IS I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE ENGAGE WITH THE LEGISLATION THAT I HAVE USED TO EXPAND LAND USE CODES, SO THAT WE CAN SITE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES IN MANY LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SO THAT ONE, THAT WE CAN EBBS UP AND DOWN THEM AS YOU SAY YOU DO WANT TO EXPAND CAPACITY. I’M HAPPY TO HEAR THAT. SECONDLY IF YOU COULD AVOID THE COST OF RESITING. AND I THINK IF WE COULD GET THIS HAD LEGISLATION PASSED, WE WOULDN’T NEED TO RESITE GEORGETOWN. THAT’S THE ONLY ISSUE. AND I’M SURE SOME OF YOU MIGHT HAVE REMEMBERED OUR SELECT COMMITTEE WHEN WE HAD LEHI HERE. THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE WAS REPORTING THAT THEY DID A POLL OF THEIR HOUSE NEIGHBORS. OVER 70% OF THE HOUSE NEIGHBORS SAID THEY WANTED THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE TO REMAIN THERE. THERE’S NO OTHER ISSUE AS FAR AS PERMITTING FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND. I FEEL LIKE RATHER THAN WASTE RESOURCES RESITING, WE HAVE TO MAKE A HUGE EFFORT TO SEE IF WE COULD GET THIS LEGISLATION PASSED AND HAVE THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES THAT ARE EXISTING RIGHT NOW RENEW THEIR PERMITS AND REMAIN ON SITE. I’M NOT SURE ABOUT FORTH LAKE. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR STAFF ENGAGING WITH MY STAFF BECAUSE YOU SAY THAT THEY ARE UNDER PERFORMING AND THEY ARE EXPENSIVE GIVEN COST PER UNIT, BUT RELATIVE TO WHAT? I MEAN TINY HOUSE VILLAGES AS A WHOLE, AS A MODEL INCLUDING AS DUSTY CLARIFIED CASE MANAGEMENT BEING ONE OF THE CRUCIAL COMPONENTS, BUT ALSO HAVING PRIVATE, YOU KNOW, PLACE WHERE YOU COULD GO AND LOCK YOUR DOOR AND BE SECURE AND HAVING TOILETS, ALL OF THAT. SORT OF ACTUALLY HAVING DOLLARS, WHICH WE WILL NEED PROGRESSIVE REVENUE FOR PERMANENT HOUSING OR PERMANENT SUPPORTING HOUSING, WE’RE NOT REALLY SEEING A BETTER MODEL AND THAT’S WHAT WE WANTED TO GET TO IT. I THINK WE HAVE TO MAKE A HUGE EFFORT TO RESOLVE WHATEVER ISSUES THERE MIGHT BE AND I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE HAD, YOU MEANING THE DEPARTMENT HAS HAD WITH NICHOLSVILLE. BUT I DON’T THINK THAT IS A SUPER OFFICIAL REASON. COMPARED TO EVERYTHING ELSE THAT WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL IF TINY HOUSE VILLAGES AS A WHOLE IN TERMS OF DIGNITY AND HUMANITY AND TRANSITION DEPARTMENT HOUSING, THEN IT IS INCUMBENT ON US TO SEE WHAT WE COULD DO TO KEEP THE NORTH LAKE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE AND NOT REJECT IT AS AN UNDER PERFORMING. I’M NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY UNDER PERFORMING COMPARED TO WHAT. THAT WOULD BE GOOD TO CLARIFY. AND ALSO I INVITE THE MAYOR’S OFFICE TO ENGAGE WITH THE LEGISLATION THAT I PUT FORWARD AND JOIN US AT THE PUBLIC HEARING THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO BY LAW BECAUSE IT’S A LAND USE CODE CHANGE THAT WILL BE ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 17. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>JUST TO CLARIFY WHEN I TALK EXPENSE, IT’S WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER VILLAGES. SO IT’S THE COST PER SERVICE UNIT COMPARED TO OTHER VILLAGES. I’M NOT COMPARING THE EXPENSIVE NORTH LAKE TO SOMEONE MOVING INTO A HOME OR TO CONGREGATE SHELTER OR ANYTHING ELSE. I’M REALLY TALKING ABOUT THE EXPENSE OF NORTH LAKE SPECIFICALLY WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER VILLAGES. >>I ASSUME YOU MEANT THAT, BUT WHAT I WAS SAYING EVEN THOUGH YOU MEAN THAT STILL WE HAVE TO COMPARE IT TO EVERYTHING ELSE THAT WE HAVE. >>UNDERSTOOD. >>JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY. >>GREAT, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>AND FOR TINY HOUSE VILLAGES THAT YOU’RE IDENTIFYING IS ONLY HAVING PERMITTING ISSUES. I DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE PERMITTING ISSUES. IT’S THE LAW THAT THE COUNCIL PASSED THAT AUTHORIZES ENCAMPMENT FOR A YEAR WITH AN ADDITIONAL YEAR EXTENSION. BUT THE EXECUTIVE HAS REPEATEDLY USED A DIFFERENT AUTHORITY THAN THE AUTHORITY GRANTED UNDER THIS LAW UNDER THE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT PROCESS TO EXTEND ENCAMPMENT LOCATIONS BEYOND THOSE TWO YEARS AND THERE ARE SEVERAL INCLUDING CAMP SECOND CHANCE IN MY DISTRICT THAT HAS THE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT, PERMITTING PROCESS HAS BEEN USED BECAUSE THE TWO YEARS AS ALLOW THE HAS EXPIRED. WHERE THERE IS NO OTHER CONCERN OTHER THAN WE’RE BUMPING UP AGAINST THE TWO YEARS, I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT’S A PROBLEM GIVEN THE ABILITY TO USE THE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT PROCESS TO CONTINUE EXTENSIONS. >>YEAH. THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. I WISH MY COLLEAGUES, DIRECTOR NATHAN, WHY AM I FORGETTING NATHAN’S NAME. THANK YOU. WAS HERE TO GET INTO THE TECH DETAILS RELATED TO PERMITTING. YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. WE HAVE USED TEMPORARY USE PERMITS TO EXPAND OR EXTEND THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT A VILLAGE CAN STAY AT A LOCATION. WE’VE DONE THAT SEVERAL TIMES IN RELATION TO GEORGETOWN. AND WE ARE REALLY COMING TO THE END OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES WE CAN CONTINUE TO USE THESE TEMPORARY USE PERMITS ON THAT SITE. AND SO WHAT I’M TRYING TO FLAG FOR COUNCIL HERE IS THAT WE HAVE BEGUN AN ENGAGEMENT PROCESS WITH THE GEORGETOWN COMMUNITY. I PERSONALLY HAVE BEEN TO THE LAST TWO MONTHS MEETINGS WITH THE GEORGETOWN COMMUNITY TO HEAR FROM THEM EXACTLY HOW THEY WANT TO ADDRESS THIS. WE HAVE OPTIONS SUCH AS A FAITH PARTNER COULD COME FORWARD AND HOST OR SUPPORT THE PROGRAM ON ITS CURRENT SITE. AND THERE IS ALSO AS WE HAVE HELD BUDGET FOR THE OPTION TO MOVE IT TO ANOTHER LOCATION POTENTIALLY ANOTHER LOCATION IN GEORGETOWN. AND COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT HAS NOTED, THERE IS A COMMUNITY- WIDE SUPPORT FOR THAT PROGRAM IN GEORGETOWN. WE HEAR THAT AT EACH OF THE MEETINGS. THERE’S ALSO COMMUNITY CONCERN ABOUT THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS OF LEAVING THE VILLAGE IN ONE PLACE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. WE’RE ENGAGED WITH THE COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM. WE WANT TO WORK TOGETHER WITH THEM. TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE RIGHT SOLUTION IS FOR THAT PROGRAM. >>OKAY. I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT HAS ANOTHER POINT, BUT I JUST WANT TO AGAIN EXTEND MY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR WORKING ON THESE VILLAGES. THIS WAS SOMETHING ITY HAD WE FIRST STARTED LOOKING AT ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO, AND I DON’T WANT TO JOKINGLY SAY BECAUSE IT’S SO DARN SERIOUS, BUT I HAD ALMOST NO SUPPORT ON THE COUNCIL AT THIS TIME SEVEN YEARS AGO FOR TINY HOME VILLAGES. AND TO SEE THAT EXPAND AND TO ALSO SEE THE COMMUNITY EMBRACE IT, AND I WOULD LIKE TO AS AN EXAMPLE FOCUS ON ONE THAT’S JUST AT THE BASE OF MAGNOLIA BRIDGE. AND IT WAS HALF THE SIZE THAT IT COULD BE BECAUSE OF A LAWSUIT THAT WAS FILED, BUT I BELIEVE THAT’S OVER, SO WE CAN EXPAND IT. BUT I WAS AT A LITTLE EVENT, OH ABOUT TEN DAYS AGO. I’M SO IMPRESSED WITH BOTH HOW THE VILLAGE, THE PEOPLE WHO WERE LIVING IN THE VILLAGE ARE RESPONDING, BUT ALSO THE COMMUNITY AROUND THEM SAYING WE WANT THEM TO STAY BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT A PLACE TO BE AND THEY ARE SECURE. I JUST ACKNOWLEDGED THE FACT THAT MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE, YOU KNOW, STRUGGLING WITH THEIR CIRCUMSTANCE BEING ABLE TO COME INTO ONE OF THESE TINY HOMES, NOBODY THINKS IT’S LIKE THE END ALL, BUT IT’S SO MUCH BETTER THAN BEING ALONE, NOT HAVING A PLACE TO LOCK YOUR BELONGINGS, NOT HAVING A PLACE TO BE WITH YOUR PARTNERS. AS HARD AS IT IS AND AS EXPENSIVE AS IT MAY BE, IT WILL STRIKE ME AS BEING ONE OF BY BETTER OPTIONS. SO I WANT TO SAY THAT I SUPPORT COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT IN HER EFFORTS TO EXPAND THE NUMBER OF VILLAGES THAT WE COULD HAVE AND DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO EXTEND THE PERMITTING TIMES. PLEASE. GO AHEAD. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT, CHAIR BAG SHAW AND I APPRECIATE THAT YOU WERE ADVOCATING FOR THAT SEVEN YEARS AGO. AND AS YOU ALREADY MENTIONED, IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT BELONGINGS, BUT ALSO BEING ABLE TO STAY WITH YOUR PARTNERS. AND IN FACT JUST YESTERDAY I WAS VISITING THE TRUE HOPE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE AT THE NEW MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH, TALKING ABOUT HOW THEIR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN LIVING IN A CLUSTER OF TINY HOMES. YES, NOT THE BE ALL, END ALL ALTERNATIVE, IT’S NOT THE SUBSTITUTE, BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT’S WORKING AS A BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION ON THE ROAD TO PERMANENT HOUSING. AND MR. JOHNSON ON YOUR POINT, I APPRECIATE HOW IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY. I WOULD ARGUE YOU TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH ANGELA YANG, AND SHE WAS AT THIS SITE VISIT THAT WE DID YESTERDAY. AND IN FACT HER SERMON THIS PAST SUNDAY TO OUR CONGREGATION WAS ABOUT HOW THEY CAN TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE GEORGETOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. AND MY OFFICE IS HAPPY TO CONNECT YOU TO THEM AND CONVERSATION THAT HAD CONGRESS. SO I THINK THAT IS NOT A BARRIER EITHER. OPENING THEM IF OPEN ARMS. I HAVEN’T HEARD BEFORE WHAT YOU MENTIONED. THERE’S CONCERNS ABOUT SITING THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. I HAVEN’T HEARD THAT AT ALL. SO IF YOU HAVE ANY SORT OF DOCUMENTATION TO SHOW THAT IS THE CONCERN, IT’LL BE USEFUL BECAUSE WE WANT TO ADDRESS ANY SUCH CONCERN. BUT HONESTLY WHAT I HAVE HEARD IS ONLY WELCOMING GESTURE FROM THE COMMUNITY, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE COMMUNITY, JUST INCREDIBLE HOW MUCH SUPPORT THERE IS AS COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW WAS SAYING. AND THE LAST THING I WANT TO CLARIFY IS THE DRAFT LEGISLATION THAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US. NOT ONLY ALLOWS A LAND USE CODE FLEXIBILITY TO SITE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, BUT IT IS ALSO GOING TO EASE THE PERMITTING PROCESS MEANING TINY HOUSE VILLAGES DO FEED TO APPLY EVERY YEAR, BUT IT’S NOT RESTRICTED TO JUST TWO YEARS. AND I THINK THAT I REALLY FEEL THAT. IT IS JUST A WASTE OF RESOURCES TO TALK ABOUT RESITING WHEN THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF AVENUES TO DO THIS. BUT ALSO WORKING WITH THE FAITH COMMUNITIES THAT ARE WELCOMING THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. PLEASE CONTINUE. >>YEAH, I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT TWO THINGS IF I CAN. ONE, JUST AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT THE PERMITTING LANGUAGE, THE ORDINANCE LANGUAGE, WAS WRITTEN AT A TIME WHEN IT HAD TRULY WAS A PILOT. WE WERE UNDER GOING FOR THE FIRST TIME THE ALLOWANCE OF TENT ENCAMPMENTS. NOT WOODEN STRUCTURES. BUT TENTS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND THE USED FOR FUNDS TO PAY FOR A VERY LIMITED BASIC SERVICE LIKE HYGIENE. AND SO NOW WE ARE IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE VILLAGES ARE SUPPORTED, SUPPORTING PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN WOODEN STRUCTURES. IT IS AN ENHANCED 24/7 MODEL WHERE WE HAVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND WIDE VARIETY OF OTHER SURFACES AVAILABLE IN THOSE SPACES. AND SO I THINK THAT IT IS, I AGREE IT IS DUE FOR AN UPDATE BECAUSE THE MODEL WILL LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHEN WE ORIGINALLY PUT PEN TO PAPER ON THE VILLAGE ORDINANCE. SECOND THING I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, IT IS THE DEPARTMENT, SPECIFICALLY MY ROLE AS A PUBLIC STEWARD TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF IMPACT ALL OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT WE’RE MAKING ARE HAVING FOR THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE USING THOSE SERVICES. AND YOU KNOW THE VILLAGES ARE REALLY LOOKING VERY SIMILAR TO ENHANCED SHELTER. AND THEIR ABILITY TO EXIT PEOPLE FROM THOSE VILLAGES INTO PERMANENT HOUSING. WE ARE SEEING THAT GEORGETOWN, I BELIEVE THEY’RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 37%, 38% EXIT RATE TO PERMANENT HOUSING. BUT AT NORTH LAKE, THAT EXIT RATE IS JUST 11%. SO WHEN I TALK ABOUT UNDERPERFORMING, WHEN I TALK ABOUT PERFORMANCE, WE’RE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT PROGRAMS AND THEIR ABILITY TO MOVE PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR EXPERIENCE OF HOMELESSNESS AND INTO PERMANENT HOUSING AND SOMETHING THAT WE’LL CONTINUE TO LOOK VERY CLOSELY. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>MADAM CHAIR? >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>I DO NEED TO RESPOND TO THE LAST POINT ABOUT HOW WE’RE HOLDING THESE CONTRACTORS ACCOUNTABLE. WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE IN TINY HOMES OR WHETHER THEY ARE OPERATING ENHANCED SHELTERS. WHEN WE ARE MEASURING PEOPLE AND THE ORGANIZATIONS BASED ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE GETTING PEOPLE INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, PERMANENT HOUSING, AND WE HAVE NOT YET BUILT THE HOUSING WE NEED, IT IS A VERY UNJUST SYSTEM. I WILL LEAVE IT TO OUR COUNCIL COLLEAGUES WHO REPRESENT DISTRICT FIVE, FOR EXAMPLE. BUT WHEN WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH HOUSING THAT WILL ALLOW PEOPLE TO STAY IN THEIR COMMUNITY BY THEIR JOB AND THEIR SUPPORT NETWORK AND WE ARE THEN CLOSING DOWN A SITE BECAUSE ONLY 11% OF THOSE FOLKS ARE GETTING INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAT WE HAVE NOT BUILT. IT IS ON US TO BUILD THAT HOUSING. IT IS ON US TO INVEST 0% TO 30% OF THE IMMEDIATE INCOME HOMES, SO THAT PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY HAVE A PLACE TO EXIT TO. I UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE METRICS. I’VE BEEN LONG ADVOCATING FOR A DASH BOARD, SO WE CAN HAVE MONTH OVER MONTH DATA TO LOOK AT NOT JUST WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE ARE EXITING THE SHELTERS OR TINY HOMES, BUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STAY WITH THE CASE MANAGER, STAY ON THEIR MEDICATION, HAVE THEIR KIDS BEEN ABLE TO STAY IN SCHOOL? THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT ACTUAL PROVIDERS TELL US ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EXITS INTO HOUSING WHEN WE HAVEN’T BUILT THE HOUSING. SO I WILL STEP OFF MY SOAPBOX FOR A MOMENT BECAUSE I THINK IT WILL COME UP AGAIN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT HOUSING. BUT MY QUESTION WAS TO YOUR FIRST POINT, AND I APPRECIATED YOUR COMMENT. IF THE ORDINANCES OVERDUE FOR EDITS GIVEN ITS ORIGINAL CONSTRUCT WHEN THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES WERE NOT WITH STRUCTURES OR PALETTE STRUCTURES, THEY WERE TENTS. AS WE LOOK AT THE ORDINANCE RIGHT NOW, CAN YOU PLEASE REMIND ME. IN ADDITION TO HAVING TO APPLY EVERY TWO YEARS FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE PERMIT, IS THERE SOMETHING IN STATUTE RIGHT NOW THAT SAYS THERE IS A HARD END DATE FOR SITES TO NO LONGER HAVE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES OR ENCAMPMENTS ON THOSE SITES? IS THERE SOMETHING IN STATUTE THAT SAYS X AMOUNT OF YEARS YOU CAN NO LONGER USE THIS SITE? >>THERE IS. SO THERE IS SITING LANGUAGE INSIDE THE ORDINANCE THAT WE CAN REVIEW. I THINK IT IS, YOU KNOW, LANGUAGE ABOUT NOT JUST IT, THE TIME AND LOCATION NEEDING TO STOP. BUT EVEN AND AGAIN THIS IS SORT OF THE BEST THINK HADDING AT THE TIME BY PUBLIC HEALTH. THERE’S LANGUAGE IN THERE ABOUT NOT REUSING THE SITE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. SO THERE IS SPECIFIC SITE-USE LANGUAGE IN THE ORDINANCE. >>I THINK SPECIFICALLY YOU CAN RENEW THE PERMIT ONLY ONE. SO THE MAXIMUM THAT IT CAN BE AT THAT SITE IS TWO YEARS. AND AS YOU WERE SAYING, AT THAT TIME, I MEAN THE INTENTION IS ALWAYS TO MOVE TO THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. IT WASN’T CLEAR WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE. BUT THE IDEA AT THAT TIME, THERE WERE MORE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, AND IT WAS IN THAT SITE AND NOW THERE ARE MANY. ALSO TO CLARIFY IF THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING OUT THERE WHO WONDER IF THIS IS SOME SORT OF IN TERMS OF LAND USE, IS THERE A CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES? AND USING THAT SITE FOR PERMANENT HOUSING? FIRST OF ALL AS YOU WERE SAYING, THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE DEPARTMENT IS THE REVENUES. WE DON’T HAVE THAT. AND SO WE COULD NOT DENY HOMELESS NEIGHBORS, THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT. BUT FURTHER MORE THERE ARE SITES THAT ACTUALLY ARE NOT, THAT WOULDN’T BE FAR MORE EXPENSIVE IF WE INSTEAD OF USING IT AS A TINY HOUSE VILLAGE, WE WOULD USE IT AS A SITE FOR HOUSING. AND THE EXAMPLE OF THIS IS THE TRUE HOPE VILLAGE, THAT THEY, THAT THE LAND USE REQUIREMENTS WERE ACTUALLY DIGGING A FOUNDATION IF WE WANTED TO BUILD A MULTI-FAMILY UNIT AND MULTI-HOUSING UNIT BUILDING THERE AND THEY ARE FAR BIGGER AND MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAN JUST SITING WOODEN STRUCTURES ON THE SURFACE. THAT’S AN EXAMPLE, I’M SURE A NUMBER OF SITES THAT IT IS PROBABLY THE BEST VIEWS THAT YOU COULD HAVE. THE PERSONNEL WHO ARE RUNNING THAT VILLAGE INFORMED US THAT AT THIS MOMENT, THIS IS THE DENSEST USE OF THAT SITE, YOU KNOW, HAVING IT BE A SITE FOR TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. >>I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION. WE HAVE OVER A $1 MILLION HERE FOR RESITING AND WE HAVE ALL HEARD, OUR CONVERSATION UP HERE. BUT LET’S SAY EACH ONE OF THE UNIT COSTS $5 HUSHES ,000 AND IT IS MORE AND WE HAVE SEEN MORE. IF WE HAVE 50 UNITS, 50 NEW UNITS, AT THE $5,000 A PIECE, I MEAN THEY WILL GIVE ME $250,000, RIGHT? AND THAT WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT. AND DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO BE SPENDING $1 MILLION TO MOVE THEM? AND TO JUST CREATE NEW ONES? I’M A LITTLE BIT AT A LOSS OF WHERE WE WOULD GET FOR THIS AND I’M SURE THAT YOU HAVE GREAT ANSWERS AND IT IS NOT CLEAR. >>IT IS QUITE A BIT HIGHER, GETTING IT WITH THAT TO THIS SITE AND ALL OF THOSE COSTS. THE REASON THAT IT IS NOT PROPOSED IN THAT MANNER THAT YOU DESCRIBED, WE DON’T HAVE THOSE ONGOING SERVICES COST ATTACHED TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THAT, FOR EXAMPLE. >>OKAY. >>AND THOSE SERVICE COSTS WOULD BE SOMETHING LIKE $22,000 A UNIT PER YEAR. ONGOING. >>I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO CLARIFY THOUGH THAT THIS BUDGET IS NOT JUST RESITING THAT IT WOULD BE IF WE RESITE THAT’S INCLUDED IN THAT AND IT WILL ALSO BE THE SERVICES AND IN OPERATING FOR WHATEVER IT IS. THIS IS NOT. >>SORRY, JUST TO CLARIFY THAT THEY ARE BUDGETED AT FORTH LAKE AND IF THOSE WERE TO MOVE, THAT THOSE SERVICE DOLLARS WOULD TRAVEL WITH THAT AND SO THEY ARE ATTACHED AND JUST WHAT IS NEEDED TO MOVE OR RESITE. >>OKAY. ONE CLARIFICATION. AND AS YOU WERE SAYING, IT IS NOT CLEAR TO US AT ALL THAT IT WILL BE A GOOD USE OF RESOURCES. BUT AS FAR AS THEY ARE CONCERNED, JUST LEAVING THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGE INTACT WOULD JUST REQUIRE THE LAND USE TO GO AND CHANGE AND THE PROCESS, WHICH THE FEW LEGISLATION WILL DO IF PASSED. AND THE SECOND QUESTION IS ABOUT RESOURCES. BUT I REALLY DON’T SEE WHY WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES TO REMAIN THERE EVEN IF THERE ISN’T A BUDGET FOR SERVICES BECAUSE ULTIMATELY PEOPLE DO NEED SHELTERS SOMEWHERE WHEN THEY ARE HOMELESS AND YES, WE WANT TO HAVE SERVICES ATTACHED. WE WANT TO EXPAND MONEY IN THE BUDGET THIS YEAR TO HAVE RESOURCES FOR THOSE RESOURCES. BUT I DON’T THINK THAT WE SHOULD, EVEN BEING IN THE BUSINESS OF NEEDING TO RESITE BECAUSE I DON’T SEE THE JUSTIFICATION. EVEN IF THEY HAD MONEY FORSERVICES AT THE GIVEN LOCATION, WHY WOULD YOU RESITE THEM WHEN THOSE STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN BUILT AND PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE? >>IF YOU DISMANTLE THAT AND YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY FOR THE SERVICES, THEN THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE SOMEWHERE. >>I WILL ADMIT AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, YOU WILL NEVER HEAR ME NOT ADVOCATE FOR SERVICES. THIS IS A POPULATION THAT HAS HIGH NEEDS. AND WE WILL DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN ALWAYS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE ARE ON A PATH TO HOUSING. THOSE SERVICES ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. >>PLEASE DON’T MISINTERPRET MY QUESTION. IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF WHO WANTS SERVICES OR NOT, WE ARE ALL ADVOCATING FOR SERVICES. MY QUESTION IS WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THIS ABOUT SERVICES, FIRST OF ALL CAN WE AGREE THAT IF WE HAVE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ALREADY, WHY WOULD YOU SPEND ON RESITING IT? AND BECAUSE THOSE RESOURCES COULD THEN BE USED FOR SERVICES, PRECISELY TO YOUR POINT. SO IT’S NOT CLEAR. AND I WON’T PURSUE THIS ANYMORE. >>YEAH, I’M PROBABLY NOT UNDERSTANDING YOUR QUESTION CORRECTLY. >>I THINK YOU ARE UNDERSTANDING. I’M NOT SURE WHY YOU WANT TO RESITE. >>I’M NOT CLEAR ON YOUR QUESTION EITHER, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. >>WELL IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL. THESE ARE ONE-TIME RESOURCES THAT WERE AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF THE MERCER PROPERTIES THAT WERE FOR THE HOMELESS $5 MILLION, SO IT IS A ONE-TIME POT OF MONEY. >>JULIE, I THINK THE QUESTION UP HERE IS IT THE MOST WAY TO SPEND THAT MONEY. >>CERTAINLY, I WAS JUST TRYING TO SAY THAT SERVICES IS OBVIOUSLY AN ONGOING COST AND SO THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO WEIGH IN A RESOURCE CONSTRAINED FOR THAT ENVIRONMENT. >>SERVICES ARE AN ONGOING COST AND THEY ARE A WORTHY USE OF RESOURCES. THE QUESTION IS WHY THAT GOES ON WITH RESITING. >>THE ORDINANCE REQUIRES THAT. >>BUT THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. WE CAN UPDATE THE ORDINANCE AND WHERE SHE A DRAFT ORDINANCE IF PLACE, AND SO IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES. IF THE EXISTING ORDINANCE HAS LIMITATIONS AND THAT IS THE ONLY REASON THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT RESITING, THEN WHY NOT PASS AN UPDATED ORS ORDINANCE AND ELIMINATE THAT SITING. >>AND LET’S HAVE THAT CONVERSATION. I’M OPERATING, I’M ADMINISTERING A PROGRAM UNDER CURRENT ORDINANCE, UNDER CURRENT LAW. >>I UNDERSTAND. >>THANK YOU. >>I DO HAVE A FOLLOW UP. >>OKAY, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD. >>NOW THAT WE’VE GOT SOME AGREEMENT THERE THAT WE SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THE REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LENGTH OF ENCAMPMENT STAY UNDER THE COUNCIL’S ORDINANCE THAT WE PATCHED SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THIS BRINGS UP ANOTHER ISSUE THAT I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY USE SOME BUDGET ANALYSIS AROUND, WHICH HAD IS THE NUMBER OF ENCAMPMENTS, ALSO A LIMIT IN THAT ORDINANCE ABOUT THE NUMBER OF ENCAMPMENTS THAT THE CITY WILL PERMIT UNDER THAT ORDINANCE. THERE IS A PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ENCAMPMENTS. I’M WONDERING WHETHER OR NOT YOUR OFFICE TOGETHER WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE COULD DO AN ANALYSIS OF THE COST TO THE CITY OF DOING THAT SCALE OF EXPANSION AND MAYBE SOME OTHER OPTIONS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WHERE WE ARE AT NOW AND IN WHAT IS PROPOSED, WHICH I THINK IS 40. MAYBE PROVIDE US SOME SCALED COSTS FOR DIFFERENT OPTIONS OTHER THAN 40. >>IS THAT A YES? >>YES, THEY ARE WILLING. WE CAN DO THAT. YEAH, WE’LL GET BACK. >>AND IN ADDITION TO THE COST FEES, I THINK ANOTHER COMPONENT OF CAPACITY IS JUST OTHER LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY THAT ARE LIKELY CANDIDATES FOR HOSTING. THANK YOU. PLEASE PROCEED. LET’S KEEP MOVING. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. EARLIER THIS YEAR THE NAVIGATION TEAM EXPANDED BY ADDING TWO ADDITIONAL FIELD COORDINATORS. THESE POSITIONS WERE FUNDED USING AVAILABLE UNDER SPEND FOR OTHER POSITIONS INSIDE THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THE FIELD COORDINATORS ALLOW THE NAVIGATION TEAM TO WORK AT A CAPACITY. THE BUDGET REQUEST IS TO CONTINUE FUNDING FOR THE FIELD COORDINATORS POSITION WITH AN ON GOING BASIS. YOU’LL SEE THAT TOTAL AS $326,461. TWO SYSTEM NAVIGATORS TO INCREASE CONNECTION TO SERVICES IN HOUSING WERE ALSO ADDED FROM EXISTING HSD BUDGET. THIS INCREASED EXPANSION HAS RESULTED IN MORE CONTACTS WITH PEOPLE LIVING UNSHELTERED. DATED JANUARY THROUGH JUNE SHOWS THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL OF 3,083 ENGAGEMENTS. THIS IS REPRESENTING BETWEEN 1,500 AND 1,600 UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS. THESE HAVE BEEN 480 TOTAL REFERRALS TO SHELTER. BROKEN DOWN THAT’S 98 TO BASIC SHELTER, 351 TO ENHANCED SHELTER, AND 31 TO TINY HOME VILLAGES. >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU. SO LET’S START WITH THIS QUESTION. REFERRALS TO SHELTER. HOW DO WE KNOW THOSE INDIVIDUALS ACTUALLY GOT INTO SHELTER? >>YEAH, SO OPERATIONALLY THE REFERRAL IS MADE AND THERE IS, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES TO THE EXTENT WE CAN THERE IS A DIRECT CONNECTION MADE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE SHELTER. AS YOU KNOW ESPECIALLY WITH THE LARGE NUMBER OF ENHANCED SHELTERS, SHELTERS ARE OPEN 24/7 SOX IT IS NO LONGER THAT WE ARE JUST SENDING SOMEONE TO CUE UP TO ALIGN LATER IN THE NIGHT. WE CAN MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE SHELTER PROGRAMS. I WANT TO GIVE PROPS TO BOTH THE OUTREACH TEAMS CONNECTED TO THE NAVIGATION IS THERE AND THE MEMBERS OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM THAT THEY HOLD A NUMBER OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH PROVIDERS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. AND SO WHEN THEY MAKE THOSE REFERRALS, THEY HAVE REAL-TIME INFORMATION THAT THOSE SHELTER SPACES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL. WE ARE ALSO LAST YEAR ADDED SOME DATA CAPACITY, SO WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO TRACK WHETHER OR NOT THE INDIVIDUAL ACTUALLY ARRIVED AT THAT SHELTER AND STAYED THE NIGHT. AND SO WE LOOK AT DATA, JUST TO SEE SORT OF THE NEXT TWO DAYS. DID THAT REFERRAL TO SHELTER ACTUALLY RESULT IN INDIVIDUALS STAYING OVERNIGHT AT THAT SHELTER. WE CAN LOOK AT THAT OVER A TWO- DAY PERIOD, OVER A TWO-WEEK PERIOD. SO OUR DATA CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THAT INFORMATION AND MAKE SURE THE REFERRALS ARE WORKING IS GREATLY INCREASED OVER WHERE IT USED TO BE. >>OKAY, THAT’S GREAT. ON THE 1,583 UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE SERVED IN QUARTER ONE AND QUARTER TWO JUST FOR EXAMPLE IN 2019, WHERE IS THAT DATA? AND HOW MANY OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS GOT INTO SHELTER? HOW MANY WERE ENHANCED SHELTERS, HOW MANY FOX WERE THERE AFTER TWO WEEKS? >>I CAN GET THAT DATA TO YOU. I DON’T HAVE THAT IF FRONT OF ME TODAY. >>I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA HAS BEEN ADVOCATING FOR. SOMEWHERE ON A GOOD SOLID WEBSITE THAT WE CAN SEE THAT INFORMATION. AND NOT HAVE TO HAVE YOU KEEP ANSWERING OUR QUESTIONS ONE BY ONE. AND I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE THAT, THE DASH BOARD. I KNOW ALL HOME HOUSE ONE, BUT I THINK THERE’S BEEN CONTINUOUS SORT OF CONFUSION ABOUT WHERE IS THIS? YOU KNOW, THE WORK IS GETTING DONE, BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP ASKING YOU THE QUESTIONS. >>CHAIR? >>I WANT TO HEAR HIS ANSWER. >>OKAY. >>YEAH, AND SO WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAVE THE DATA THAT YOU’RE ASKING. WE ARE PROVIDING YOU WITH A NUMBER OF REPORTS, WHERE WE DELIVER DATA SETS YOUR WAY. BUT WE’RE ALSO TRYING TO BE MORE USER FRIENDLY AND THE WAY THAT DATA IS CONVEYED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. SO WE HAVE, WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE ASK AND HAVE LAUNCHED THE BEGINNINGS OF DASH BOARD THAT REALLY DOES LOOK AT THESE ENGAGEMENTS. BUT I THINK THERE’S CONTINUED WORK TO GET MORE DETAILED ABOUT WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION EXISTS ON THAT DASH BOARD. >>GREAT. >>GOOD, THANK YOU. DID YOU WANT TO FOLLOW UP? >>YES, I DO. I’M SURPRISED TO HEAR YOU SAY YOU HAVE THAT DATA BECAUSE THE REPORTS I’VE BEEN RECEIVING FROM THE NAVIGATION TEAM, THOSE REPORTS HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT YOU CAN ONLY REPORT ON REFERRALS, YOU CANNOT REPORT ON WHETHER OR NOT FOLKS ACCEPTED THOSE REFERRALS. IN RESPONSE TO COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA’S QUESTION THAT YOU WOULD PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION, I’M VERY, VERY CONFUSED BECAUSE I’VE BEEN TOLD OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT THAT INFORMATION IS NOT, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO GIVE US THAT INFORMATION BECAUSE WE DON’T TRACK WHAT HAPPENS TO AN INDIVIDUAL AFTER THEY HAVE RECEIVED A REFERRAL FROM A NAVIGATION TEAM FROM AN OUTDOOR ENCAMPMENT. >>YES, I’M HAPPY TO STAY ENGAGED AND PROVIDE THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE. AS I MENTIONED WE DO HAVE NEW DATA CAPACITY AVAILABLE. THIS IS OUR ABILITY TO DIVE INTO AND BE ABLE TO TRACK INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY CONTACTED BY THE OUTREACH TEAM AND NAV TEAM. AND THEN MATCH THAT TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO ARRIVED OR STAYED THE NIGHT AT SHELTER IS NOW SOMETHING THAT WE CAN LOOK AT. >>I’M ALSO VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE WORK THAT ALI FRANKLIN HAS BEEN DOING, AND THANK YOU AND OTHERS FOR PARTNERING WITH TWO AND ONE FOR THE CRISIS CONNECTIONS. ALSO I KNOW WE PUT MONEY INTO THE BUDGET AND IN I.T. FOR THE RESPONSE TO LEAD, SO THAT WE’RE ABLE TO FOLLOW UP WITH THAT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE’RE ALL INTERESTED IN THE OUTCOMES WITH LEAD. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW ARE THESE INTERRELATINGS? MANY AND SO IF ALI FRANKLIN IS DOING SOMETHING. IF OUR LOW ACUITY HAS SOME ADDITIONAL DATA THAT’S GOING TO BE CONNECTED. I’D LOVE TO KNOW HOW THAT’S WORKING TOGETHER. OR MAYBE THAT’S A PART OF WHAT THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY IS GOING TO DO, BUT IT’S HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND. >>IT’LL DEFINITELY HELP. IT WILL STILL TAKE A LOT OF MANUAL EFFORT TO SORT OF CROSSWALK THESE DIFFERENT DATA SETS. BUT WHAT WE HAVE NOW IS I BELIEVE A REALLY STRONG HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM. THAT WILL GIVE US THE KIND OF INFORMATION THAT WE WANT. QUOTING, WHO HAS BEEN WORKING IN THIS HAD COMMUNITY FROM D.C. SHE WORKS WITH COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. SHE BELIEVES WE HAVE DATA QUALITY UNLIKE MANY OTHER COMMUNITIES OUR SIZE OR LARGER. AND SO WE’RE PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO AT THIS POINT. I KNOW IT FEELS LIKE IT’S TAKING YEARS, IT HAS. TO GET TO A POINT WHERE WE HAVE THE KIND OF DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE TO US IN MORE REAL TIME. I WOULD JUST SAY THE COUNTY IS REALLY TO THANK FOR SOME OF THE DATA CROSSWALKING THAT THEY HAVE DONE. I THINK THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO HAVE DATA WHETHER IT IS FROM OUR HEALTH SYSTEMS, FROM THE HOMELESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, ALL SORT OF ONE DATA BASE. AND RIGHT NOW I HAVE GOOD DATA QUALITY AND WE ARE BEGINNING TO USE IT AND IN A REAL-TIME PROBLEMATIC WAY. >>GREAT, COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. AND JUST TO UNDERSCORE COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD’S SURPRISE AT THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION. I TOO WAS NOT AWARE THAT YOU COULD PULL THE DATA ON HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS FOLLOWED THROUGH ON THAT REFERRAL, AND ACTUALLY GOT INTO SHELTERS. AND TO APPRECIATE THAT YOU’RE ALSO TRACKING NOT JUST TWO DAYS AFTER, BUT REALLY TWO WEEKS AFTER, WERE THEY STILL THERE? THAT’S A BETTER INDICATION OF WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE FELT SAFE AND SECURE AND HOPEFULLY IN AN ENHANCED SHELTER LOCATION. BUT THAT TWO-WEEK MARKER WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT. THANK YOU FOR HIGHLIGHTING THAT COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD. THE RESPONSE TO THE CHAIR’S QUESTION A SECOND AGO REALLY UNDERSCORES MY OVERALL POINT. IF WE ARE MORE EFFECTIVE AT LOOKING AT DATA COLLECTIVELY WITH KING COUNTY, IF WE KNOW WE ARE MERGING WITH KING COUNTY FOR THE HOMELESS SHELTERS TO BE MORE EFFICIENT, THEN WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO PULL $8.4 MILLION OF OUR CITY FUNDS IN THIS BUDGET THAT WOULD NOT BE GOING TO THE REGIONAL GROUP? I GUESS I HAVE A QUESTION THAT’S TWO-FOLD. ONE IS IF WE WERE TO ASSUME THAT OF THE $8.4 MILLION THAT CURRENTLY IS ALLOCATED AS A COLLECTIVE AS YOU MENTIONED THAT GOES ACROSS PROGRAMS. IF WE WERE TO ASSUME THAT AMOUNT DOESN’T INCLUDE THE $2.35 MILLION AT SPD. THEN WE’RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT $6 MILLION ROUGHLY. THAT WE WOULD POTENTIALLY BE ABLE TO FREE UP TO ENSURE BETTER COORDINATION OF SERVICES, TO DO THINGS LIKE YOU JUST SAID TO CAPTURE DATA, TO TRACK METRICS, TO DO ENHANCED OUTREACH AND MAYBE ENHANCED IS THE WRONG WORD BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN THROWING THAT AROUND LATELY. BUT TO DO MORE COORDINATED OUTREACH. WITH THE COMMUNITY AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS AND WHO IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WITH $6 MILLION ADDED TO THE REGIONAL EFFORT, I THINK THAT COULD POTENTIALLY IMPROVE OUR SERVICES FOR REACHING HOMELESS FOLKS. ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE MONEY IS NOT BEING TRANSFERRED OVER IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET AND WON’T BE TRANSFERRED OVER IN 2021 AS WELL WHEN THE GROUP IS UP AND RUNNING THAT WE ARE STILL PROJECTED TO KEEP THAT $6 MILLION HERE AT THE CITY AND CONTINUE OPERATING THE NAVIGATION TEAM AS IT CURRENTLY LOOKS ON THE SLIDES? >>THAT IS CORRECT, THE CURRENT PROPOSAL. >>OKAY, MADAM CHAIR, I WILL JUST SAY IF IT IS NOT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, THAT I DO THINK THERE IS AN INTEREST IN RECOGNIZING THAT WE ARE MOVING IN THE DIRECTION OF CREATING MORE EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS, FOLKS WHO ARE NOT JUST CHRONICALLY HOMELESS, BUT IF WE COULD POTENTIALLY REACH THEM SOON TO GET THEM INTO HOUSING TO PREVENT THEM FROM BEING IN THAT HOUSING POPULATION. I’M ON BOARD WITH CREATING THE EFFORT. AGAIN, IT’S NARROW, LOOKING AT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES. EVEN WITH THAT NARROW SCOPE, I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF EFFICIENCIES TO BE GAINED, BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY WE WOULD HOLD BACK SIX OF THAT $8.4 MILLION. TAKING OUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MONEY WAS TO STAY HERE. THERE’S OTHER THINGS WE COULD DO WITH THAT FUND. BUT IF THEY ARE STILL GOING INTO HOMELESSNESS, RESPONSE SYSTEMS, WHERE WE ARE MAKING THIS PLEDGE OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUTH THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE MORE EFFICIENT WITH SERVING FOLKS WITH THE REGIONAL APPROACH, I DO THINK THAT THERE WILL BE COST EFFICIENCIES BY LOOKING AT THOSE $6 MILLION AND COUPLING THEM WITH HOLISTIC SERVICES THAT WE’RE LOOKING TO DEPLOY. AND SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS KNOW THAT THAT DISTINCTION IS THERE. I HEARD WHAT YOU SAID EARLIER ABOUT 20 21, AND SO THAT IS WHY I WAS ASKING THE QUESTION, ARE WE HOLDING THIS BACK WITH THE ANTICIPATION THAT IN 2021 THESE DOLLARS WILL GO OVER. THE ANSWER I HEARD WAS NO, THE CURRENT ASSUMPTION IN THIS BUDGET THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED, WE WOULD KEEP THESE SERVICES GOING. MY INTEREST WOULD BE IN IDENTIFYING HOW THOSE $6 MILLION COULD BE COUPLED WITH MORE EFFICIENT SERVICES, MORE SERVICES WITH THE REGIONAL EFFORT WITH KING COUNTY. I KNOW CENTRAL STAFF HAS TAKEN NOTES ON THAT, BUT THAT WILL BE SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE TO IDENTIFY. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BRINGING THAT UP. I’M SURE WE’LL HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS. >>ALL RIGHT, THE FINAL ITEM FOR MY SLIDE IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT ABOUT SOMETHING BROUGHT UP IN THE VERY BEGINNING. AND THIS IS THE PROPOSED INCREMENTAL CHANGES. THESE ARE THE START-UP COSTS YOU’LL SEE WERE ADDED TO HSD’S ADMINISTRATIVE BUDGET. THIS WILL HELP TO PAY FOR YEAR- ONE STAFFING THAT’S NEEDED TO START HIRING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND EXECUTIVE TEAM, AS WELL AS SOME OTHER KEY POSITIONS AT THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY. IT WILL ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE SOME OPERATIONAL NEEDS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED. AND IN ORDER TO STAND UP THIS NEW ORGANIZATION, THESE ARE ITEMS LIKE AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH, SOME TECH SYSTEMS LIKE BUDGET FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, HR AND PAYROLL, BASIC OFFICE EQUIPMENT, MOVING COSTS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND LEGAL SUPPORT. SO THIS IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT IN ORDER TO STAND UP THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY AND ESPECIALLY TO BE ABLE TO DO IT ON A TIMELINE IN ONE YEAR AND IN 2020, WE WILL NEED SOME START-UP COSTS IN ORDER TO DO THAT. >>MY UNDERSTANDING ON THAT THEY ARE OFFERING OFFICE SPACE AS PART OF THEIR CONTRIBUTION, JUST RIGHT DOWN THE STREET. AGAIN, WE HAVE OBVIOUSLY BEEN DOING OUTREACH WITH OUR SOUND CITIES ORGANIZATION TO INVITE THEM IN TO THIS PROCESS AS WELL. AND I’M HOPING THAT OVER THE NEXT YEAR WE CAN FIND AND IDENTIFY MORE SPACES, MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THEM. MAYBE IT’S NOT DOLLARS, BUT LAND, THAT KIND OF ASSISTANCE, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. I KNOW MY COLLEAGUES REMAINING ON THIS COUNCIL ARE GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTED IN THE PROGRESS. GOOD. THANK YOU. OKAY, WITH THAT, IT’S THE END OF THAT PARTICULAR SLIDE. IF I DON’T SEE ANY QUESTIONS, WE WILL GO ON TO MAINTAINING SAFE AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. >>GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE OUR COLLEAGUES FROM PUBLIC UTILITIES, PARKS, AND FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO JOIN US AS WE NOW PIVOT TO CONVERSATIONS ABOUT OUR REMEDIATION, TRASH REMOVAL, AND SHARPS. >>THANK YOU TO THE PANEL THAT WAS HERE BEFORE. THIS IS SOMETHING OF GREAT INTEREST TO ALL OF US. JESUS AND DOUG AND WHOEVER ELSE IS JOINING US NOW. WHY DON’T WE START WITH YOU, JESUS. >>GOOD MORNING, JESUS AGUIRRE, SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION. >>THANK YOU. >>GOOD MORNING, SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES. >>DOUG KERRY, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. >>AND BRIAN KNIGHT WITH COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>EXCELLENT. WHO IS KICKING THIS ONE OFF? >>GOOD MORNING. AND TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY SURGEONS, ASSOCIATED WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, THE SEATTLE BY WAY OF SPU INITIATING THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS. AND THE ABATEMENT PROGRAM, CURRENTLY OPERATING THE MEDIATION PILING. ONE THING I’LL DO IS GO THROUGH EACH OF THESE AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE. IT’S DIFFICULT FOR ME BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE A SLIDE. >>AND WOULD IT BE HELPFUL FOR YOU TO JUST MOVE OVER THAT OTHER CHAIR? >>DO YOU WANT TO TRADE PLACES? >>I’VE GOT THE SLIDES RIGHT HERE. THANK YOU. AS WE GO THROUGH IT, YOU CAN STOP ME AFTER EACH ONE, WE TALK ABOUT EACH PROGRAM IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. AND THE ENCAMPMENT TRASH, PURPLE BAGS PROGRAM. >>BEFORE YOU DIVE INTO THIS. YOU’RE GOING TO BREAK YOUR NECK TRYING TO LOOK AT ALL OF US. I THINK THAT YOU MAY BE MORE COMFORTABLE OVER THERE. EXCELLENT, WELL DONE. >>OKAY. ENCAMPMENT TRASH. >>RIGHT. >>ENCAMPMENT TRASH. AND JUST THE BACK UP FOR A SECOND. THE PROGRAMS OVERARCHING MISSION IS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SAFETY AND CLEANLINESS OF STREETS, SIDEWALKS, AND IMPROVING ENCAMPMENT CONDITIONS. THESE ARE ACHIEVED BY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, COLLABORATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, PARTNERING WITH NON-PROFITS, AND THE USE OF DATA TO MAKE DECISIONS. AND SO WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ENCAMPMENT TRASH, WHICH HAD WE ALSO CALLED PURPLE BAG PROGRAM. THERE ARE NUMEROUS UNSANCTIONED BAGS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. LED BY SPU, THE CITY PROVIDED PROACTIVE AND PREVENTIVE WEEKLY AND ON-CALL GARBAGE SERVICES NEAR SELECTED UNSANCTIONED ENCAMPMENTS. THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO TEST SERVICE OPTIONS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS FOR GARBAGE SELECTION AT THESE ENCAMPMENTS. OBJECTIVES INCLUDE IMPROVED ENCAMPMENT CONDITIONS, REDUCED COMMUNITY TRASH, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ONGOING TRASH RESPONSE AT SELECTED UNSANCTIONED ENCAMPMENTS. >>CAN I ASK YOU A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THAT PURPLE BAG PROGRAM. THANK YOU FOR DOING IT. WE KNOW IT HAS MADE A REAL GOOD, IT WAS A BETTER RESPONSE THAN HAVING NOTHING, RIGHT? AND SO A FEW WEEKS AGO WORKING WITH SDOT THAT A NUMBER OF US WERE DOING A PUBLIC ACTIVATION STUDY. AND ACTUALLY BEING DOWN ON THE STREET LOOKING AT HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING, GOING, WHAT ACTIVITIES TAY WERE INVOLVED IN. I HAD ONE WOMAN WHO WAS SITTING AT THE FOUNTAIN COME UP TO ME AND SAY HOW COME WE DON’T HAVE GARBAGE CANS DOWN HERE? AND I’M THINKING, I REACHED OUT, AND GOT A FAST RESPONSE FROM SPU, THANK YOU. HER POINT WAS IF WE HAD GARBAGE CANS, WE WOULD USE THEM. AND I GOT A VERY INSIGHTFUL RESPONSE. I THOUGHT GARBAGE CANS WERE GOING TO GO DOWN THERE. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR DECISIONS ON WHEN THE GARBAGE CANS THAT ARE BEING REMOVED AND CLEANED REGULARLY IS CONTRASTED TO JUST USING THE PURPLE BAG PROGRAM? >>WELL EARLY ON WHEN IT WAS A PILOT, WE EXPLORED SOME OPTIONS WITH THE GARBAGE CAN MODEL ENCAMPMENTS. THE GARBAGE CANS WERE REALLY BEING USED BY OTHERS IN THOSE LIVING IN THEIR ENCAMPMENTS. SO BASED ON FLEXIBILITY AND THE ABILITY FOR US TO QUICKLY CHANGE WHERE WE DELIVER THE PROGRAM AT. WE BEST THOUGHT THE MODEL WOULD BE THE ENCAMPMENT PURPLE BAG TRASH PILOT. AND COUPLED WITH THAT, WE KNOW THAT HSD, WE PARTNER WITH HSD WHERE THEY PROVIDE PRIMARY CLEANUP IN RESPONSE TO THE ENCAMPMENTS. WE THAT WE HAD WAS TO EXPAND OUR OPTIONS WITH THE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO GO IF AND WORK WITH THOSE DIRECTLY. AND THEY WOULD EDUCATE THE ENCAMPMENT PERSONS OF WHERE TO PLACE THE TRASH, WHAT BELONGINGS TO PLACE IN THE PURPLE BAGS AND THE FREQUENCY OF WHEN THE TRASH WILL BE COLLECTED. THIS WILL GIVE US THE NIMBLENESS TO BE ABLE TO ADJUST QUICKLY AND ADAPT TO THE CHANGE IN ENVIRONMENTS. IN RELATIONS TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE PREFONTAINE. AND I THINK THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO WEIGH IN MORE ON THAT SITUATION THERE. >>OKAY. ú>>AND JESUS, DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER IT NOW? >>I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU. I DON’T KNOW THE SPECIFICS ON WHY WE WOULDN’T PLACE THEM THERE. >>THE ONE RESPONSE I HEARD WAS WHEN THE GARBAGE CANS WERE THERE, THEY GOT KICKED INTO THIRD AVENUE AND THAT WAS CAUSING TROUBLE FOR THE BUSES. AND IT WAS INTERESTING. THE WOMAN WHO ASKED ME ABOUT THE GARBAGE CANS IN THE FIRST PLACE SAID WHY DON’T YOU CHAIN THEM DOWN. I SAID WELL, LET’S LOOK INTO THEM. AND THANK YOU. >>AND IN RELATIONS TO THAT, WE AT SPU DO LITTER THE RECYCLING CANS THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND WE HAVE EXPERIENCED HIGH INCIDENTS OF DESTRUCTION, BURNT GARBAGE CANS, LITTER CANS, AND EVEN THE INSTANCES WHERE THE CHAINED DOWN CANS WERE CUT AND STOLEN. AND SO THERE IS SOME LAWLESSNESS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CANS IN PARTICULAR AREAS. >>THANK YOU. >>COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? JASON, WERE YOU REACHING FOR YOUR MICROPHONE TOO? COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU. YOU SAID SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO CLARIFY I THINK WE GET REPORTS AND NUMEROUS E-MAILS ABOUT PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LIVING OUTSIDE, NOT HAVING ACCESS TO GARBAGE CANS TO ADEQUATELY DISPOSE OF EVERYDAY MATERIALS. BUT WHAT YOU JUST SAID THAT WHEN THERE WERE GARBAGE CANS, THEY WERE BEING USED BY PEOPLE WHO DID NOT LIVE IN THE ENCAMPMENTS. I THINK THAT’S AN IMPORTANT TINNING TO NOTE IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE REPORTS THAT HAVE COME OUT CORRECTLY. EVERY DAY THERE IS SOMETHING ONLINE. PEOPLE PUTTING THEIR TELEVISIONS ON THE SIDE OF THE STREETS. PEOPLE PUTTING THEIR COUCHES, THEIR REFRIGERATORS, THEIR WASHING MACHINES. THESE ARE ITEMS THAT FOLKS WHO ARE LIVING UNSHELTERED OUTSIDE DON’T USUALLY HAVE. AND SO WHEN WE HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF GARBAGE, THAT’S OUTSIDE, WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THIS IS A CITY WIDE PROBLEM AND MANY FOLKS WHO ARE HOUSED, THEY ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROBLEM AND IT IS ESPECIALLY PROBLEMATIC IF YOU’RE TRYING TO PUT IN GARBAGEBEING TAKEN AWAY. I WANTED TO UNDERSCORE THAT POINT YOU MADE BECAUSE IT WILL HELP CLARIFY THIS IS A CITY- WIDE PROBLEM. THIS IS NOT BEING GENERATED ONLY BY THOSE WHO ARE LIVING UNSHELTERED. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO THINK ABOUT THAT AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE COST ASSOCIATED, THESE ARE COSTS THAT ARE BEING IMPOSED ON THE CITY BY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ALSO HOUSED. AND SO THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT AND IN CASE THERE WAS ANY CONFUSION OUT THERE ABOUT WHERE SOME OF THESE ITEMS ARE COMING FROM. >>OKAY, PLEASE CONTINUE. >>ALONG THOSE LINES IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE DO HAVE WITH THE HEPATITIS EDUCATION PROJECT, IT CREATES A MODEL OF COMPASSION. SO THEY ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO THE ENCAMPMENTS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED. WE TYPICALLY IDENTIFY EIGHT TO TEN ENCAMPMENTS THAT WE SERVICE PER MONTH. I THINK THIS YEAR ALONE WE HAVE SERVICED 28. WHAT THEY DO, THEY BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE LIVING IN THE ENCAMPMENTS. NOT ONLY DO THEY DISTRIBUTE THE PURPLE BAGS AND EDUCATE THEM ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIVING HEALTHY AND TAKING THEIR GARBAGE, PLACING IT 20 FEET FROM THEIR ENCAMPMENT, BUT THEY WOULD ALSO PASS OUT. NEEDLE KITS, TEACHING THEM HOW TO USE NARCAN IN CASE THEY HAVE OVERDOSES. SO THEY HAVE BEEN A HUGE ASSET TO US DOING THIS WORK IN THE ENCAMPMENTS. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>CHAIR? >>YES. >>I JUST WANT TO THANK SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES FOR TAKING LEADERSHIP ON DEVELOPING THIS PROGRAM. I THINK IT’S BEEN INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL. WE HAVE LESSONS TO LEARN FROM WHERE WE STARTED, WHERE WE ARE NOW AND I APPRECIATE THEIR CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO USING THAT INFORMATION AND SORT OF ORGANICALLY INVOLVING THE PROGRAM AS THE NEEDS INVOLVED OR OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEEDS. AND AS WE DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH NEW PARTNERS WHO COULD HELP US BRING THIS PROGRAM TO SCALE. I ALSO WANT TO MAKE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS BEING REPLICATED IN OTHER CITIES. I THINK AUSTIN, IS THAT CORRECT? >>THAT’S CORRECT. >>AGAIN, I’M INTERESTED BOTH IN FIGHTING WHAT WE COULD LEARN ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON THAT THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED FROM PILOTING THEIR PROGRAM AS WELL. BUT I DO THINK JUST DRIVING AROUND AND FROM THE VISIBLE ENCAMPMENTS THAT I SEE. THERE IS I THINK A MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN THE VISUAL ASSESSMENT OF CLEANLINESS AND A LOT OF THE CAMPS IN THE CITY, SO THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>I’M TAKING OVER FOR COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, YOU MAY PROCEED. >>OKAY, NEXT UP WE HAVE THE RV REMEDIATION AND THAT ONE IS CURRENTLY STILL A PILOT. IN MAY OF 2018 THE CITY INITIATED ALONG WITH SPU, THE PILOT TO REMOVE PROBLEMATIC RVs IN ASSOCIATED VEHICLES FROM THE CITY OF RIGHT OF WAY ALLOWING FOR SAFE CLEANUP. THE STRATEGY INCLUDED ENFORCING THE 72-HOUR PARK AND RULE IN DETERMINING THE BEST WAY TO CURB THE ASSOCIATED RISK POSED WITH THE RVs WITH THE GOAL OF IDENTIFYING AND REMEDIATING HIGH-PROFILETY SITES. THESE OBJECTIVES WILL INCLUDE IMPROVED PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, STREETS, SIDEWALKS, REDUCED COMMUNITY DEBRIS. AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ONGOING DEBRIS RESPONSE FOR RV HOT SPOTS. IMPLEMENTATIONS OF THESE SPOTLIGHTS ARE LED BY UTILITIES AND PERFORMED BY THE TEAM COMPOSED OF SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND SEATTLE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. THE IDT TEAM PROVIDED PROTOCOLS TO DETERMINE THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH PARTICIPATED CITY DEPARTMENT AND FIELD STAFF SHOULD ENGAGE, PROVIDE NOTE, REMOVE RV’S AND VEHICLES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IF PRIORITY AREAS. THIS INCLUDES A STRICT SITE RANK IN CRY AREA FOR THE RV LOCATIONS. FIVE OR MORE RVs AND VEHICLES WITH THE HIGHEST HEALTH AND SAFETIESING. WE LEARNED WITH BOTH THE NAVIGATION TEAM, WHICH HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE HELPFUL DURING THE 72-HOUR NOTICE. WE WOULD MEET THEM OUT AT THE LOCATIONS. THEY WORK DIRECTLY WITH THOSE THAT ARE LIVING IN RVs AND PROVIDE SERVICES, WHETHER IT’S GETTING ADDITIONAL HOUSING, ALL THE OTHER SERVICES THAT THEY DO PROVIDE. WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH SPU SPILL RESPONSE, WHICH MEETS THE ON SITES AND IDENTIFIES ANY PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK WITH THE HUMAN WASTES, BEING DISPOSED OF AND DRAINS, CATCH BASINS, AND ACTUAL SPILLS. AND WE WILL ALSO PARTNER WITH THEIR ANIMAL RESPONSE. AND IT IS SURPRISING HOW MUCH THEY WILL COME OUT TO PROVIDE ALL TYPES OF SERVICES FOR PERSONS THAT WILL OWN ANIMALS IN THE RVs. I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY JUST HOW AMAZING ALL THE GROUPS THAT WILL COME TOGETHER AND LEVERAGE THE RESOURCES, THEIR ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY IN DOING THIS WORK. I ENCOURAGE YOU IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT TO SEE HOW COORDINATED THE EFFORTS ARE AND JUST HOW THE PARKING ENFORCEMENT AND CPT AND POLICE HAVE SUCH A GREAT RESPECT. AND TRUST BUILT WITH A LOT OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING IN THE RVs THAT WILL OFTENTIMES, 70% TO 80% OF THE RVs ARE IN COMPLIANCE BEFORE THEY EVEN HAPPEN. AND SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THEIR EFFORTS AND ALL THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT WILL SHOW UP AND DO SUCH A GREAT JOB DAY IN AND DAY OUT HERE. >>THANK YOU. >>THANKS FOR HIGHLIGHTING THAT. IT’S GREAT TO HEAR THAT THE KIND OF COLLABORATION IS WORKING IN A LOT OF CASES. I THINK A PART OF IT IS SETTING UP THE NORMS, EXPECTATIONS, NEVER WANTING TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE. BUT THAT WILL NEED TO HAPPEN NOT EVERYWHERE OBVIOUSLY, BUT THAT’S HELPFUL. ALL THE DATA YOU SHOW HERE IN THE SLIDE, ARE THESE ALL RELATED TO CONDITIONS WHERE THE RV WAS REQUIRED TO MOVE? OR IS THERE WORK GOING ON WHERE THEY COULD STAY WHERE THEY ARE AND STILL JUST COMING OUT, PICKING UP TRASH AND OTHER THINGS? >>AND THESE ARE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT AS A PART OF THE MEDIATION PROGRAM AND THE PILOT ACTUALLY. INSTANCES WHERE PARKING ENFORCEMENT HAS TO ENFORCE THEIR 72-HOUR CODE AND THAT RULE PARDON ME. WHEN THEY DO MOVE, THEY WILL CALL US IF, BUT THAT’S OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES. >>AND I’M SORRY, SO THIS IS NOT THAT AND SOME OF TEASE ARE PLACES WHERE FOLKS ARE IN RVs AND THEY WERE STAYING THERE AND WE ARE JUST GOING THROUGH AND DOING THE SANITATION WORK? >>NOT HERE. WHERE WE STILL CLEAN UP AROUND RVs THAT ARE NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE AREA. >>AND NOW ONE THING WE HEARD THIS WEEK AFTER WE HAD IN MY COMMITTEE LAST WEEK, IDENTIFIED SOME OF WITH WHEN LANDLORDS WERE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE PEOPLE INSIDE THE RVs, THAT I HAD READ THAT ARTICLE THAT SAID OH THEY’RE JUST GIVING UP ON RVs. NOT AS MUCH AS EVERYBODY WOULD JUST LIKE, BUT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT YOU HAVE HERE. 98 CLEANUPS IN 15 DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS AND WHEN YOU SAY, DO WE KNOW WHERE THEY WENT? ARE WE FINDING OURSELVES IN THAT SYSTEM WHERE WE ARE CHASING TEEM AROUND? >>WE’RE TRYING TO FIND A BETTER METHOD, AFTER THEY LEAVE THE SITE THAT WAS REMEDIATED. >>I’M NOT SURE THIS IS A QUESTION THAT YOU COULD ANSWER, BUT I KNOW WE HAVE BEEN TALKING AGAIN FOR YEARS ABOUT HAVING THOSE SAFE LOTS, WHERE IT IS MORE THAN JUST A FEW. THEY HAD AN EXAMPLE. I KNOW THAT THEY DID AND AGAIN, IN THE BAY AREA. FINDING PLACES WHERE THEY COULD PARK AND STAY AND TO BE SAFE. AND RATHER THAN, AGAIN, JUST CHASING THEM AROUND FROM ONE LOCATION TO THE OTHER. IS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD ADDRESS? >>YES. >>AND THERE YOU GO. YES. ACTUALLY DUSTY ELUDED TO THE FACT THAT WE’RE QUITE FORTUNATE TO BE A PART OF THE HUD TO TA PROGRAM IN PARTICULAR AND THAT THAT PROGRAM OR THE ASSISTANCE IS REALLY LOOKING AT FOLKS WHO ARE LIVING IN VEHICLES IN PARTICULAR. AND HOW TO WORK WITH FOLKS WHO ARE LIVING IN RVs AND ANY BEST PRACTICES THAT THEY COULD IDENTIFY EVEN EMERGING PRACTICES AROUND SAFE LOTS. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS PREVIOUSLY. IT IS JUST A DIFFERENT POPULATION FOR THOSE FOLKS SLEEPING IN THEIR CARS. AND THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES AS BEING HOMELESS. THE NORMAL SERVICES THAT WE WOULD OFFER TO FOLKS WHO ARE LIVING IN THEIR CARS IN TERMS OF THE SERVICES AND THE SUPPORT TO GET THEM INTO HOUSING AND THAT THEY WILL NOT SHOW THEMSELVES OF THOSE KINDS OF SERVICES. AND SO WE KNOW THAT WE WILL NEED DIFFERENT APPROACHES. WE NEED DIFFERENT PLANS AND THAT IS REALLY WHAT WE ARE HOPING THAT THEY WILL HELP US IDENTIFY THAT AND THAT WE HAVE ALL DONE THAT I KNOW THAT I HAVE ALSO DONE AND THAT THERE IS JUST NOT A LOT OF EVIDENCE OUT THERE IN SUCCESS AND YET THIS IS A GROWING PROBLEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SO WE’RE NOT ALONE IN WANTING TO IDENTIFY WHERE WE COULD BETTER SERVE THIS VULNERABLE POPULATION. >>AND THANK YOU FOR THAT, YOU KNOW, ABOUT RVs AND THAT IS A PRETTY GOOD ASSET WHERE THEY COULD HAVE THEIR POSSESSIONS AND LOCK THAT DOOR AND THEN THEY ARE REQUIRED TO MOVE. TO THE EXTENT WE COULD CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THAT KOA CAMP STYLE CAMPGROUND AS AN EXAMPLE, BUT WHERE PEOPLE COULD GET THE PUMP OUT SERVICES, TO HAVE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE TO THEM, THE FRESH WATER THAT THEY NEED AND IT MIGHT BE MUCH CHEAPER AND A BETTER OUTCOME IF THEY ARE NOT DRIVING AROUND IN CIRCLES AND WHERE THEY COULD JUST GET STABILIZED. AND SO ANY WAY, I KNOW THAT I’M BEATING A HORSE, BUT GO AHEAD, PLEASE. CONTINUE. >>YEAH, COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>JUST BEFORE WE MOVE ON FROM THE RV. OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO VOLUNTARILY LEFT THEIR RVs, I THINK WE SAID THE FOLKS WHO, YOU HAVE THE 2,102 VEHICLES THAT VOLUNTARILY LEFT, CAN YOU REMIND US WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE VEHICLES? I HEARD WE WERE PUTTING THEM TO AUCTION AND THERE WAS SOME CONCERN WE WERE FEEDING THIS PREDATORY LENDING MODEL OF RVs. >>AND TWO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. >>THEY DRIVE AWAY. THEY ARE VOLUNTARILY LEAVING BEFORE THE DAY OF THE CLEAN, THEY VOLUNTARILY OPERATE THEIR VEHICLE AND MOVE TO ANOTHER LOCATION. >>LET’S SAY THERE IS AN RV AND THE CITY CALLS A TOWING COMPANY, WHICH I WANT TO SAY WE GOT GOOD NEWS BACK ABOUT THE TYPE OF CONTRACTORS THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE NOT ENGAGING IN BAD BEHAVIOR WHEN THEY ARE CONTRACTING WITH OUR CITY, THAT’S A SEPARATE TOPIC. BUT IF SOMEBODY HAS LEFT THEIR RV AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO RETURN IT TO SOMEONE, WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT RV? ARE WE AUCTIONING THOSE OFF SOMEHOW STILL? >>AND JUST TO HEAR YOUR QUESTION CORRECTLY. WE HAVE A PERSON WHO LEFT THEIR RV AND ABANDONED THEIR RV AT THE LOCATION DURING THE DAY OF THE CLEAN. ARE WE AUCTIONING THEM OFF? IS THAT THE QUESTION? AND TYPICALLY WE WILL GO THROUGH THE PROTOCOL. TH RV WILL GET TOWED AND THEN IT IS AT THE TOW YARD AND THEN THE TOW YARD HAS PARTICULARLY STEPS AND PROCEDURES. I THINK THAT FAS WILL BE BETTER EQUIPPED TO SPEAK TO THAT. >>YES, I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, THANK YOU. MY UNDERSTANDING BECAUSE WE’VE HAD A COUPLE OF THESE INCIDENTS HAPPEN. BUT THE CITY DOESN’T PAY WHEN THEY ARE ABANDONED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. >>RIGHT, ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. WE PROVIDE THE REMEDIATION, YOU KNOW, PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAYS. >>RIGHT. BECAUSE WE’VE HAD ABANDONED VEHICLES THAT I HAVE PHYSICALLY HAD TO GO OUT THERE AT QFC AND OTHER PLACES AND TO DEAL WITH THE MANAGERS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY BECAUSE IT’S HAZARDOUS AND COSTS OVER $2,000 FOR THE PERSON ON THE PRIVATE PROPERTY TO HAVE IT REMOVED. AND THAT’S BEEN A BIG ISSUE FOR US, SO PEOPLE ARE PURPOSELY PARKING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, KNOWING THAT JUST LEAVING IT AND WE’RE STUCK WITH WORKING WITH THE MANAGER OF THE STORE OR THE PREMISE TO GET IT REMOVED AND THE PUBLIC DOESN’T UNDERSTAND IT’S NOT THE CITY’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TOW THAT OFF OF PRIVATE PROPERTY WITH THECOSTS. I’M HOPING THAT WE COULD COME BACK TO THAT AND FIND OUT HOW TO DO THAT. >>IT IS IMPORTANT TO EXPLORE SOME OPTIONS, SINCE THEY ARE VICTIMS. >>JUST FOLLOW UP QUICKLY. THESE ARE REAL QUICK. SO IN THE CATEGORY OF LETTER ABATEMENT, YOU TALK ABOUT SINCE ITS INCEPTION. ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN SINCE 2017, JULY OF 2017, ALL THE PROGRAMS THROUGH SPU. >>WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE RV REMEDIATION PILOT, SHARP PROGRAM WAS LAUNCHED IN 2016. >>OKAY. >>MY SECOND QUESTION IS WHEN YOU HAVE IN THE SAME CATEGORY OF LITTER ABATEMEN, SINCE THE INCEPTION, SPU HAS EXPANDED FROM TWO TO 13 COMMUNITIES. CAN YOU PROVIDE ME A LIST OF THOSE COMMUNITIES? >>YES, I SURE CAN. I WILL SPEAK ON THE PILOT AFTER WE TALK ABOUT THE SHARPS. WHEN WE WOULD TALK ABOUT THE TENTS COLLECTED FROM BEST PRACTICES AND OPERATE UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE PILOT, WE STARTED TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING DATA COLLECTION, SO THE 2017 IS JUST WHEN WE STARTED COLLECTING THE DATA. >>AND THIS IS MORE OF, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. AND WHAT I’M LOOKING AT IN ENCAMPMENT TRASH AND YOU CALL IT OBVIOUSLY TRASH COLLECTED $984,000 TONS OF TRACK AND YOU GO BACK TO THE RV BOX AND THEN YOU GO DOWN TO THE LITTER ABATEMENT AND IT’S 1.15 POUNDS OF LITTER. I KNOW WITH THE ENCAMPMENT TRASH THAT I SEE WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. YOU’VE MOVED IT. BUT ARE ALL OF THESE ADDED TOGETHER? OR CAN YOU? >>THESE ARE INDEPENDENT. THE ENCAMPMENT TRASH AND THE RV PAIDUATION, THE NUMBERS FROM THIS YEAR ALONE IN 2019. AND SO WE TRACKED THEM SEPARATELY FOR EACH PROGRAM. >>AND THEN THE OTHER, MY LAST QUESTION IS IN THE FIRST BOX WHEN YOU HAVE ENCAMPMENT TRASH, YOUR FIRST BULLET POINT SAYS EMPHASIS, ADDRESSES AND INCREASES TRASH IN THE SEATTLE RIGHT OF WAY RESULTING IN I’M GUESSING THAT’S UNSANCTIONED ENCAMPMENTS, CORRECT? >>CORRECT. >>THEN IN YOUR LAST BOX ON YOUR LETTER ABATEMENT YOU HAVE THE SAME SENTENCE EXCEPT THAT YOU HAVE THE QUALIFIER AT THE END THAT ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY THE PRESENCE OF YOU WHO IS TO DETERMINE, WHO IS DISPROMARTIAN GNATLY AFFECTED? >>IS IT THE PEOPLE THAT DON’T WANT TO LOOK IT? I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, THANK YOU. >>THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION, THANK YOU. FOLLOWING THAT ANALYSIS, WE’LL JUMP INTO THE LITTER ABATEMENT PROGRAM. A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS WITH THAT. AND FOLLOWING THE ANALYSIS OF THE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK AND OUR WASTE DATA. WHAT THAT MEANS IS WHERE WE ARE SEEING COMPLAINTS IN COMMUNITIES AND WHERE WE ARE ACTUALLY COLLECTING A LOT OF ILLEGAL DUMPING. AND SO OFTENTIMES NOT EVERY COMMUNITY IS REPORTING ILLEGAL DUMPING IN THEIR AREA, BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S NOT HAPPENING. FOR INSTANCE, ONE OF THE LITTER ABATEMENT WE WOULD REFER TO NOW IS THE COMMUNITY LITTER ABATEMENT PROGRAM AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THAT FOR THIS SERVICE SINCE WE LAUNCHED THAT PROGRAM AND THEY HAVE THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT, THE SOUTH END. WE WOULD IDENTIFY NO THESE AREAS, DETERMINING WHERE THE AREAS ARE. NOW BASED ON THE DETERMINATION OF UTILIZING THE DATA, WE WOULD THEN GO INTO THE COMMUNITIES TO SPEAK WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS WE HOSTED COMMUNITY MEETINGS. WE SAID HEY, WE KNOW THAT YOU’RE EXPERIENCING IN THIS ILLEGAL DUMP AND LIT THEIR HAIR. THESE ARE THE FACE BLOCKS BASED ON OUR ANALYTICS THAT WE WILL BE PROACTIVE IN PROVIDING ROUTE CLEANING, WEEKLY. NOW DOES THIS WORK WITH YOU AS THE COMMUNITY AND THOSE THAT WILL RESIDE WITH THE NONPROFITS AND OTHER AGENCIES? THEY SAY OH YEAH THAT’LL WORK. ACTUALLY WE’RE SEEING A LOT MORE TRASH ON THIS OTHER STREET HERE AND SO WE WOULD THEN REARRANGE AND ADAPT THE ROUTE BASED ON THE FEEDBACK THAT WE DO GET FROM THE COMMUNITY. >>I JUST HAVE A QUICK FOLLOW UP, MADAM CHAIR. AND I’M GLAD JESUS IS SITTING WITH US. I THINK WE SEE THIS IN OTHER DISTRICTS, BUT MAINLY I CAN SPEAK TO MY DISTRICT HAVING THORNTON CREEK AND A NORTH FORK AND A SOUTH FORK. AND WE HAVE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS, BUT WE ARE FACING PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES WITH HUMAN FECES IN THE STREAMS. SO I UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WANT THE STREETS CLEANED, BUT WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE LIVING ON THE CREEK AND WE’RE LOOKING AT PUBLIC HEALTH, WE NOW HAVE A RECENT H HAD IV OUTBREAK. AND THAT IS ANOTHER ISSUE WITH THE BOARD OF HEALTH. BUT HOW DO YOU PRIORITIZE THAT? BECAUSE THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STREET THAT HAS GARBAGE THAT NEEDS TO BE PICKED UP. I GET THAT, AND YOUR CATEGORIES, BUT THERE’S ALSO THE BROADER PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE WHEN YOU HAVE A STREAM THAT GOES TO THE ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND ALL THE OTHER ISSUES. IS THAT HOW YOU GO THROUGH YOUR CHECKLIST OR HOW TO GET OUT THERE INSTEAD OF JUST BEING COMPLAINT BASED? >>THE PROGRAM IS NOT JUST COMPLAINT BASED. AGAIN, WE WILL UTILIZE THE DATA THAT WE RECEIVED AND WE WILL ALSO WORK WITH COMMUNITIES THAT HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN COLLECTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF DICARDED DEBRIS, TRASH, FOCUSING ON COMMUNITY CLEANUP IN THE RIGHT OF WAY. BUT YOUR QUESTION AGAIN IS SOMETHING THAT JESUS MIGHT BE ABLE TO WEIGH IN ON WHEN WE DO SEE ISSUES AROUND HUMAN WASTE AND CAMP AND IN AND AROUND CREEKS ESPECIALLY THORNTON CREEK. WE HAVE ALSO HEARD FROM SEVERAL COMMUNITY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THAT. >>THANK YOU. >>OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE? >>OKAY, PLEASE CONTINUE. OKAY. ALL RIGHT, SO WE WILL GO INTO THE CLEAN CITY DISPOSAL COSTS. AGAIN, BASED ON THE NOTE OF $211,000 IS A PORTION OF WHAT WE INITIALLY REQUESTED. THAT’S BASED ON THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS THAT WE SEE THROUGH OUR GENERAL ILLEGAL DUMPING. SO THERE’S A HUGE AMOUNT THAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE CITY WITH PERSONS DISCARDING COUCHES, TELEVISIONS, TRASH, AND OUR PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAYS. YEAR OVER YEAR, WE ARE SEEING PROBABLY 30% INCREASED COMPLAINTS, AND LAST YEAR WE WOULD HAVE 21,000 ILLEGAL DUMPING. THIS YEAR WE’RE LOOKING AT 30,000. SO THE $211,000 IS JUST A PORTION OF THAT AND THAT IS BASED ON THE MEDIATION PILOT FOR DISPOSAL COSTS, MEANING THAT WE’RE GOING TO DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF LOCATIONS THAT WE PLAN ON SERVICING WITH THE RV REMEDIATION PROGRAM. THAT WOULD GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THE SERVICES. CURRENTLY BASED ON THE RANKING CRITERIA AND SO PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, WE WILL SEE A LOT OF THE SERVICES AND THAT IS BASED ON THE RANK AND CRITERIA. OFTENTIMES THERE ARE AREAS THAT WILL FALL BELOW THE TOP SEVEN SITES. WE NORMALLY SEE THEM HAPPENING AT THE OTHER PARTS OF THE AREA OF THE CITY. EXPANDING THE SERVICES WILL GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND SERVICES IN PARTICULAR NORTH OF THE SHIP CANAL. >>THANK YOU. >>CHAIR? >>YES, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU. >>BEFORE WE MOVE ON, I WANT TO JUST HIGHLIGHT THAT IN YOUR ANNUAL REPORT YOU MADE SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS, SPU MADE SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE UNSANCTIONED HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT GARBAGE PICK UP PILOT, THE PURPLE BAG PROGRAM AS WELL AS THE RV REMEDIATION PROGRAM. AND AS IT RELATES TO THE PURPLE BAG PILOT, ONE RECOMMENDATION IS TO EXPAND GARBAGE COLLECTION TO SERVICE THREE NEW UNSANCTIONED HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS AND WAIT FOR IT, COUNCIL MEMBER NORTH SEATTLE. THREE NEW LOCATIONS IN NORTH SEATTLE, SO THAT WAS A RECOMMENDATION OF SPU. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS BUDGET REFLECTS THAT, BUT WE’LL BE LOOKING TO SEE IF IT DOES AND ALSO THERE IS A RECOMMENDATION TO EXPAND CONSISTING CONSULTANT OUTREACH PROVIDERS WHERE WE HAVE BEGUN SOME OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR PARTNERSHIP IN DOING THAT. AND AS IT RELATES TO THE SERVICING ON-CALL SITES, YOU CURRENTLY SERVE EIGHT TO TEN ON- CALL SITES AT ANY GIVEN TIME AND THE REMS IS TO EBBS UP AND DOWN 12 TO 15 SITES. AND WE DON’T KNOW IF IT REFLECTS YOUR WISE RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT I HOPE THAT IT DOES. AND FOR THE REMEDIATION PILOT, THERE ARE SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS, ONE TO UPDATE THAT DATA TRACKING AND MONITOR AND WHICH WE TOUCHED UPON INTEGRATING LONG-RANGE PLANNING CAPACITY AND INCLUDING PRESSURE WASHING AND CLEANUP ACTIVITY. >>WE’RE CURRENTLY NOT DOING THAT, BUT IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’RE IN DISCUSSION WITH THE FEASIBILITY OF KEEPING THAT CLEAN SAFE ENVIRONMENT AND MAKING IT A LOT MORE INVITING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TO LIVE AND WORK AROUND THE AREAS AFTER THEIR REMEDIATION WILL TAKE PLACE. >>OKAY. AND THEN THERE’S A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE RV REMEDIATION PILOT CURRENTLY REALIZES THE AVAILABILITY OF CPT OFFICERS AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AS THE PROGRAM WILL CONTINUE TO GROW. STAFF RECOMMENDS BUILDING A DEDICATED TEAM OF ONE TO TWO POLICE OFFICERS AND ONE TO TWO PARKING ENFORCEMENT STAFF TO ENSURE CONSISTENT CONTACT WITH RV OCCUPANTS AND CONSISTENT ENFORCEMENT OF RV REMEDIATION PROTOCOLS IMPROVING THE COORDINATION AS WELL AS ALLOW THE TEAM TO INCREASE A NUMBER OF SITE ADDRESSED PER MONTH. AND SO I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU HIGHLIGHTING THESE AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT USING THE BUDGET PROCESS AND MOVING THEM FORWARD. >>SPD PORTION IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE, THE TRUST BUILDING AND THEN KNOWING HOW RV RESIDENTS ARE OPERATING AND HAVE A HISTORY WITH THEM MAKES IT REALLY EASY FOR US TO GO AND WORK WITH THEM AND GET IN THE AREA CLEAN AND REMEDIATED. SO HAVING THEM DEDICATED WOULD GIVE US THE ABILITY TO EXPAND THE NUMBER THAT WE CURRENTLY OPERATE FROM SEVEN TO HOPEFULLY 14 TO 16 PER MONTH. AND THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD. YOU JUST SPOKE TO THE NEXT SLIDE. >>NO FOLLOW UP. AND HOW DID I SPEAK ON THE NEXT SLIDE? AND SO SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE INCLUDED, BUT NOT ALL OF THEM? >>YEAH. SOME OF THEM ARE INCLUDED, BUT NOT ALL OF THEM BASED ON THE PRIORITIES THAT WE NEEDED TO FOCUS ON. WE MADE THE DECISION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE PUT IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET. >>GREAT. THANK YOU FOR THAT HAD. I THINK THERE’S MORE ON THE NEXT SLIDE. BUT I WANT TO KNOWLEDGE THE FACT SPU HAS STEPPED UP ON THIS. AND I THINK IT WAS A GREAT COMMUNICATOR WITH US ABOUT WHAT THE PLANS WERE. AND REALLY THANKS SO SPU. >>THANK YOU. >>SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION ACTUALLY SUPPORTS A CITY-WIDE HOMELESSNESS IN SEVERAL WAYS. THE BULK OF OUR WORK IS A PART OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM IN SUPPORTING THE CLEANUP EFFORTS. SO THE MAYOR’S 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET INCLUDES $3.1 MILLION TO SUPPORT THAT. $1 MILLION OF THAT COMES FROM THE SDOT COMMERCIAL PARKING TAX FUND AND THEN $300,000 FROM GENERAL FUND. TO SUPPORT SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT, THE PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET WILL INCLUDE INCREMENTAL INCREASE TO SUPPORT THOSE CLEANS. THE BULK OF OUR WORK IS A PART OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM ON BOTH SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION PROPERTY AS WELL AS NON-SEATTLE PARKS ON THE RIGHTS OF WAY FOR SDOT AS WELL AS WSDOT SITES. WE ALSO SUPPORT APPROXIMATELY SIX DATES PER MONTH. AND SO THE $100,000 PROPOSED IS AN INCREASE FOR THE 2020 BUDGET, TO ADD THE REMEDIATION PROGRAM THAT HE JUST TALKED ABOUT. ANOTHER WAY WE SUPPORT THIS IS THE BUDGET INCLUDES ABOUT $110,000 TO SUPPORT FREE SHOWER SERVICES AT FOUR COMMUNITY CENTERS. >>I’M SORRY, WHAT SUPPORT? >>FREE SHOWER SERVICES. >>CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOUT THAT, JESUS? I THINK WE’VE HAD THREE COMMUNITY CENTERS THAT ARE OPEN, PLACES THAT HAVE SWIMMING POOLS AND SHOWERS AVAILABLE. WHEN YOU WERE HERE EARLIER LAST WEEK, I THINK WE ASKED YOU IS IT POSSIBLE TO OPEN MORE? >>YES. >>AND YOU WERE GOING TO LOOK INTO IT AND? >>YES, AND WE ARE WORKING IN RESPONSE TO COUNCIL QUESTION TO LOOK AT THAT AND ALSO FOR EXAMPLE THE AUDITOR’S REPORT SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL SIX SITES. WE’RE LOOKING AT THAT TO SEE IF, IF IT IS FEASIBLE AT THOSE PARTICULAR SITES AND LOOKING AT THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH IT. >>WHAT WOULD MAKE THOSE SITES LESS FEASIBLE THAN THE ONES WE HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN? >>I THINK FOR EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT DEPENDS ON MANY THINGS. FOR EXAMPLE THE LAYOUT OF THE BUILDING, SOME OF THOSE BUILDINGS, SOME OF THE FACILITIES IN THE AUDITOR’S REPORT JUST, THEY HAVE A FACILE TAY THAT WOULDN’T ACCOMMODATE IT IN A WAY THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO MONITOR IT. OTHER ISSUES SUCH AS THE WATER SORT OF PROBLEMATIC IMPLICATIONS. OBVIOUSLY WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY CENTERS OPEN AND THE POOLS OPEN FOR REGULAR PROGRAMS. IS THERE A WAY TO FACILITATE THE PROVISION OF THE SHOWER SERVICES WITHOUT IMPACTING THE OTHER SERVICES. THINGS LIKE THAT AND THE COST AND THE STAFFING ASSOCIATED. >>DO WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE USING THEM? >>WE KNOW THE FOUR SITES THAT ARE CURRENTLY OPEN AND WE COULD SEND YOU THAT DATA AND WE HAVE SEEN THE USE IS PRETTY MUCH STABILIZED AS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. A COUPLE OF SITES THAT HAVE HAD AN INCREASE. I THINK MILLER HAS HAD A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE. BUT WE HAVE THAT DATA AND WE SHOULD SHARE THAT WITH YOU. >>IT’S IMPORTANT FORTOUS LOOK AT THAT AND I’M GOING TO SAY FOR FIVE YEARS AGO WE WERE INVESTING A LOT OF MONEY INTO URBAN REST STOPS BOTH DOWNTOWN AND BALLARD AND I THINK THAT’S NEEDED. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, COULD IT BE EITHER EXPANDED, EXTENDED, OR THE MONEY REDUCED TO A NON-PROFIT OF THE CITY. AND THE FACILITIES, THEY ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE AND OPENED UP WHETHER THAT IS JUST OF WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE USING THEM AND WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL RESPECTED COSTS ARE. >>GOOD. THANK YOU. QUESTION? COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>I JUST WANT TO THANK PARKS DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR WORK WITH THE CITY AUDITOR IN ESTABLISHING A STANDARD OF CARE. IN THE PARKS FACILITIES THAT DO PROVIDE HYGIENE SERVICES AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK IN ALSO DEVELOPING THE STAFFING MODEL FOR THE HYGIENE FACILITY IN THE BALLARD COMMON PARKS. I THINK THEY WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY TO OTHER LOCATIONS, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>THANK YOU. OKAY. THAT’S ALL I HAVE. >>SO THE NEXT TWO SLIDES WILL SHOW THE FUNDING REQUEST IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET. THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE EFFECTS OF EXPANDING THE REMEDIATION PROGRAM BEGINNING IF 2020. EXPANDING THE NUMBER OF SITES THAT WILL BE REVIEWED ON A MONTHLY BASIS FROM SEVEN TO 14. THE NEXT SLIDE, WE WON’T MOVE TO THAT YET, BUT IT WILL SHOW THE RESOURCES THAT ARE NEEDED IN THE 2020 BUDGET TO MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF DISPOSALS ANTICIPATED IN 2019. SO IT’S CONTINUING CURRENT COVERAGE. THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET HAS ABOUT $800,000 IN TOTAL TO DISPOSE RVs THAT ARE DETERMINED TO POSE PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH HAZARDS. THIS $200,000 BUDGET INCREASE WOULD ALLOW TO DISPOSE 96 ADDITIONAL RVs IN 2020, ALSO CONTINUING THE DISPOSAL OF RVs THAT MEET DISPOSAL CRITERIA THAT ARE BROUGHT IN THROUGH SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE MEDIATION TEAM WILL EVALUATE AND IDENTIFY THE SEVEN SITES, THE ADDITIONAL SEVEN SITES, BASED ON SEVERAL FACTORS SUCH AS THE NUMBER OF RVs IN THE LOCATION AND THE PRESENCE OF RODENTS AND HAZARDOUS WASTES. ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT? WE COULD MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE. >>I SEE NO QUESTIONS. THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE INCREASE THAT’S NEEDED IN THE 2020 BUDGET JUST TO MAINTAIN CURRENT COVERAGE. THE INCREASES ARE CAUSED BY CHARGES FROM THE VENDOR, WHICH OUR CONTRACTING TOW COMPANY BELIEVES THE SUBCONTRACTOR WE’RE USING IS REALLY THE ONLY FIRM THAT COULD MEET THE STATE’S ENVIRONMENTAL RESTRICTIONS. AND SO THEY HAVE A VERY SMALL MARKET TO CHOOSE FROM. AND THE CHARGES HAVE BEEN INCREASING AS THEY STARTED USING THEIR SERVICE PROVIDER. AND IN ADDITION TO THAT THERE HAS BEEN A NOTICEABLY LARGER SIZE. OF RVs, WHICH COSTS MORE BECAUSE WE BABY THE POUND. IN THEIR DISPOSAL. AND THEN IN ADDITION THERE ARE MORE COSTLY CLEANUPS DUE TO THE HAZARDOUS WASTES THAT ARE LEFT WITH THE ABANDONED VEHICLES. THE DISPOSAL EFFORT IS PROJECTED TO NEARLY DOUBLE IN 2019 OVER 2018. SO THAT THIS YEAR WE’RE ANTICIPATING 280 RVs TO BE DISPOSED OF. THAT’S DUE TO THE HEIGHTENED ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARDS AS WELL AS THE ABILITY OF SPD OFFICERS TO DETERMINE IN THE FIELD FOR THE NEED TO REMOVE THESE VEHICLES. AS YOU’LL SEE FROM THE NUMBERS, AT THE TOP. WE DO, HOWEVER, EXPECT THE NUMBER OF DISPOSALS IN THE BASELINE EFFORTS TO COME DOWN SLIGHTLY IN 2020 FROM THE LEVELS THAT WE’RE PROJECTING BY YEAR END IN 2019. >>AND WHAT IS THE BASES FOR THAT, DOUG? >>I’M SORRY? >>WHAT’S THE BASIS FOR THAT? YOU SAID YOU ANTICIPATE THAT THERE WILL BE FEWER, WHY IS THAT? >>WELL, WE THINK THE NUMBER THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AND DISPOSED OF DURING THE TIME THAT WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING THE OPERATION WILL HAVE AN EFFECT AND REDUCE THE NUMBER THAT WILL NEED TO BE DISPOSED OF IN THE FUTURE. >>GOOD. >>IT’S JUST A PROJECT, BUT THAT’S WHAT OUR ESTIMATES ARE. >>OKAY. SO YOU DON’T ANTICIPATE MORE COMING IN THAN WE ARE REMOVING? >>AND WELL I WILL SAY IF YOU LOOK AT THE TWO SLIDES IN TANDEM, THE TOTAL INCREASE, THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE TOTALLY. THE POINT OF THIS SLIDE IF WE WERE TO MAINTAIN THE COVERAGE, WE WOULD HAVE FEWER VEHICLES TO DISPOSE OF. BUT BECAUSE WE’RE EXPANDING THE NUMBER OF SITES IN THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, THE ACTUAL NUMBER WILL INCREASE FROM 280 TO A PROJECTION OF 354. >>OKAY. >>BUT THAT’S BOTH THE BASELINE AND THE EXPANDED COVERAGE. >>OKAY. THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT, IS THAT THE END OF YOUR SLIDE? >>THAT’S THE END OF THE SLIDE. >>OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT, WELL IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF THE SLIDES FOR THIS MORNING. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. IT’S BEEN, I KNOW ALMOST A THREE-HOUR EFFORT FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFICATION FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO TAKE OURQUESTIONS. AND THIS ENDS OUR MORNING. WE WILL BE IN RECESS UNLESS I HEAR ANY CONCERNS FROM MY COLLEAGUES AND WE’LL PICK IT UP AGAIN AT 2:00. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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