Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee Public Hearing 10/3/19


>>>GOOD EVENING EVERYONE, THANK YOU FOR COMING TO OUR BUDGET HEARING TONIGHT, OCTOBER 3. THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO BUDGET MEETINGS THAT WE HAVE, THANK YOU, HAVE THE BLINDS DRAWN NOW, THANK YOU. COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL WITH ME AS IS COUNCIL MEMBER SWAN, COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, COUNCILMEMBER VASQUEZ AND HIM AND I BELIEVE I SAW MEMBER HERBOLD HERE, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING. TONIGHT, WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM EACH OF YOU, YOU WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES EACH, TO SPEAK, UNLESS YOU ARE WITH A GROUP, NOBODY HAS TO TAKE ALL THE TIME JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW, IN SOME DAYS, WE HAVE GIVEN AWARDS FOR THE SHORTEST SPEECH AT THE END OF THE EVENING. THE SHORTEST, BUT THE PICKIEST. SO, THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE AIMING FOR. THE NEXT PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE OCTOBER 22 AT 5:30, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO US IF YOU WOULD LIKE. WE BEGAN THE REVIEW OF THE MAYOR’S BUDGET, REVIEW LAST WEEKEND AND ALL DAY YESTERDAY, WE LOOKED AT THE DNC PROPOSAL, AND TONIGHT NEXT MONTH THROUGH TONIGHT’S HEARING AND THEN THE SECOND PUBLIC HEARING WE WILL BE ENTERTAINING DIFFERENT IDEAS, SOME OF THE COMMUNITY RESPONSE, SOME OF YOUR BEST THINKING, TO INCORPORATE INTO WHAT WILL BECOME THE COUNCIL’S RECOMMENDED BUDGET. ANYWAY, WE HAVE TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET. SO, IF SOMEBODY STEPS UP AND SAYS, WE NEED 700 MILLION DOLLARS MORE FOR SOMETHING GREAT, UNLESS YOU HAVE A NEW REVENUE SOURCE FOR US, THAT’S HANDY IT WILL PROBABLY NOT END UP IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET. I AM GOING TO BE THROUGH THE COUNCIL’S BUDGET ON NOVEMBER 6, SO THAT WILL BE AFTER WE GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM THE COMMITTEE TWICE. I THINK I AM JUST GOING TO DIVE INTO NIGHT, A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP, THERE ARE ABOUT 14 PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE WITH US LAST NIGHT. AND, THEY WERE HERE TALKING PRIMARILY ABOUT THE DNC CONTRACT . BUT, TOO MANY PEOPLE HAD TO LEAVE TO GO TO OTHER EVENTS LAST NIGHT, SO WE PROMISED THEM THAT THEY WOULD GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME FORWARD TONIGHT, SO, I AM GOING TO READ OFF VARIOUS NUMBERS HERE, AND THEN I AM GOING TO ASK YOU TO HOLD UP YOUR NUMBERS WHEN YOU COME UP WITH THE NUMBERS ON THE COMMENT CARDS, I WILL BE CALLING THREE NAMES, AND WE WILL TRY TO KEEP THINGS MOVING THAT WAY. IF YOU HEAR YOUR NAME, I’M GOING TO ASK YOU TO COME TO THE MICROPHONE, KILL UP — Q UP, AND WE WILL BE DONE BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THAT. OKAY. KATIE GARO, AND I THINK KEIKO WILL BE HERE AS WELL. YOU MAY HAVE SOMEONE ELSE ON, EXCELLENT, THANK YOU. >>COUNCIL MEMBER, WOULD YOU PERMIT US TO SPEAK AS A GROUP ON BEHALF OF THE FAIR SHARE COALITION? >>ABSOLUTELY, YOU HAVE UP TO FIVE MINUTES KATIE TO DESPISE THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER FOR HAVING US HERE TONIGHT, MY NAME IS KATIE GARO, AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR AT MLK LABOR, AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO BUILDING POWER FOR WORKERS. WE AT MLK LABOR ARE ONE OF THE 50 COMMUNITY LABOR TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS WHO MAKE UP THE FAIR SHARE COALITION, úSUPPORTING THE MAYORS FAIR SHARE PLAN. IN 2011, UBER AND LYFT ENTERED THE MARKET IN A FLURRY. SEATTLEITES EMBRACED THE SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT NEW TOOL TO GET AROUND BY TAXI DRIVERS WHO PREVIOUSLY MADE A LIVING WAGE SLOWLY SLIPPED INTO POVERTY, UNABLE TO COMPETE WITH DNC COMPANIES, WHO WERE NOT SUBJECT TO THE SAME LICENSING FEES AND REGULATIONS THEY WERE. 2015, ENTER COUNCILMEMBER MIKE O’BRIEN. THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL LEGISLATED THE FIRST-EVER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS FOR DRIVERS, WITH A VISION TO RAISE STANDARDS FOR DRIVERS AND GIVE THEM A VOICE ON THE JOB. 2019, AND AMBITIOUS AND PRAGMATIC MAYOR, JENNY DURKIN DECIDES ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, AND ANNOUNCES HER FAIR SHARE PLAN, IT IS A MODEST $.51 PER RIDE TAX WHICH ATTEMPTS TO BRING DIGNITY TO A MOSTLY IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE WORKFORCE, WHO ARE THE FURTHEST FROM ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY, AND CREATE NEW HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE SO DESPERATELY NEED. THANK YOU TO COUNCILMEMBER MIKE O’BRIEN FROM YOUR PIONEERING, THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HAROLD FOR YOUR CONTINUED LEADERSHIP ON THIS BODY OF WORK. THANK YOU TO COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUERA FOR ALWAYS HAVING OUR BACK. THANK YOU MOSTLY TO TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117, AND THE AT BASE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION, FOR NEVER ABANDONING DRIVERS. YOU ARE A DEACON IN THE LABOR MOVEMENT AND YOU HAVE PROVEN TO WORKERS EVERYWHERE THAT NO LAW OR JUDGE WILL DEFINE THE FATE OF PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR A LIVING. AND, NOW I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE A LEADER IN THE ASSOCIATION AND TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117, THE CALICO BENA. >>GOOD EVENING, I AM A UNION REPRESENTATION 117, WE ARE A UNION OF OVER 17,000 WORKING PEOPLE ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE. TONIGHT, WE ARE EXCITED TO JOIN THE FAIR SHARE COALITION AND PARTNER WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF LABOR AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE SEATTLE FOR ALL. OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT SEATTLE WORKS FOR EVERYONE INCLUDING OUR CITY 30,000 UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS. AS A FORMER UBER DRIVER MYSELF, I KNOW THE IMPORTANT ROLE UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS PLAY IN SEATTLE’S TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. YET, DRIVERS HAVE SEEN THEIR FORMS OF TRIP TRAVEL GETTING WORSE FROM TIME TO TIME. MANY OF OUR DRIVERS ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANTS FOR HIM DRIVING IS THEIR ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME. THE LACK OF PROTECTION, ACCESS TO BENEFITS AND ALL OF THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR WORK. TONIGHT, WE URGE YOU TO ADAPT COMMITTEE NUMBER ONE TO ENSURE THAT DRIVERS EARN A LIVING WAGE FOR AND ARE PAID FOR THEIR EXPERIENCE. NUMBER TWO, TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS OF ACTIVATION FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION. NUMBER THREE, TO INVEST IN DRIVER SUPPORT SERVICE HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT, SO THAT DRIVERS CAN CREATE ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE WHERE THEY WORK. WE APPRECIATE CONSTANT WORK ON ISSUES OVER THE YEARS, WE ARE LOOKING TOWARDS WORKING WITH GOALS AND BUILDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL, THANK YOU. >>FINALLY MY NAME IS KELSEY MESSER I AM WITH THE TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION AND WE ARE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE FAIR SHARE COALITION, I THINK EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT WE HAVE RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION, DURING THIS TIME OF GROWTH, WHICH IS WHY WE ARE INCREDIBLY SUPPORTIVE AND EXCITED TO SEE THAT THIS LEGISLATION WILL SUPPORT US, FULLY FUNDING THE CENTER CITY CONNECTOR STREETCAR PROJECT. WHICH WILL IMPROVE OUR MOBILITY AND DOWNTOWN, ONE OF OUR MOST CONGESTED AREAS. AND, PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE EVERY SINGLE DAY. THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN A LONG- TERM GOAL OF THE CITY AND HAS STRONG SUPPORT FROM THE PUBLIC. IN ADDITION TO FUNDING THE STREETCAR PROJECT, CRITICALLY, THIS WILL FUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEAR TRANSIT, WHICH WILL ALLOW TRANSIT ORIENTED COMMUNITIES, WORKING FAMILIES, ACCESS TO JOBS, SCHOOLS, AND OPPORTUNITY, WITHOUT THE ADDED COST BURDEN OF OWNING A VEHICLE. IF WE ARE A CITY THAT PRIORITIZES HEALTH AND THE WELL- BEING OF OUR PEOPLE AND PLANET, WE NEED TO INVEST IN MORE TRANSPORTATION CHOICES, MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND TO PROTECT AND LIFT UP OUR WORKERS AND THE FAIR SHARE PLAN HELPS US DO ALL OF THESE THINGS. SO PLEASE STAND WITH US AND SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION. >>MOHAMMED MOHAMMED AND WALTER ELLIS AND DON CLEARY, CAN YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU ARE HERE SO WE CAN SEE? AGAIN, MOHAMMED MOHAMMED, WALTER ELLIS AND DON CLEARY? OKAY. THOSE WERE SOME FROM LAST NIGHT. JUDGE JUST I WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK? >>GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS, I AM JUDGE IF HS WITH SEATTLE MEAN A CIVIL COURT, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK A FEW MINUTES. MY COLLEAGUES, JUDGE CHEN, AS WELL AS MY COLLEAGUE BETTY McNEELY WERE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE SEATTLE MEAN A CIVIL COURT PROBATION DEPARTMENT. WE CAME LAST YEAR TO TALK TO YOU, AND ASK THAT YOU PRESERVE OUR MONEY FOR PROBATION. AND, WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED TO HAVE RESOURCES WHEN WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS IN FRONT OF US AND WE ARE LOOKING AT OPTIONS OTHER THAN PLACING THEM IN JAIL. I AM NOT GOING TO REPEAT WHAT I SAID LAST YEAR, BUT WHAT I WOULD LIKE COUNSEL TO KNOW, AND I WILL TALK ABOUT IT IN DATA BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE NUMBERS SPEAK LOUDER THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN SAY. 72 COMMITTED HIGH COMMUNITY SAFETY RELATED NOT DIVERSION ELIGIBLE CRIMES, THAT’S OUR NUMBERS. 77 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR OBLIGATIONS, AND WHEN I SAY 77 PERCENT, THAT MEANS WE HAVE 77 PERCENT OF THE INDIVIDUALS, WHO WENT THROUGH OUR SYSTEM, WHO ACTUALLY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR OBLIGATIONS. THERE IS A MISS NUMBER THAT PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE PUNISHED FOR NOT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING PROBATION, THEY SIT IN JAIL, THAT IS NOT TRUE, OUR NUMBERS SHOW OTHERWISE, 1600 INDIVIDUALS ARE ON PROBATION THAT IS AN AVERAGE DAILY POPULATION .35 AVERAGE DAILY POST SENTENCE JAIL POPULATION FOR SOC CASES. 86 PERCENT COMPLETE PROBATION WITHOUT RETURNING TO JAIL. ONE THIRD EXIT EARLY FROM SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OBLIGATIONS. I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT SOME PROGRAMS, THOSE PROGRAMS ARE PRETRIAL PROGRAMS, THOSE ARE PREFILING CASES. THOSE PROGRAMS LEAD LINK FINAL PACK, WE CANNOT PUT INDIVIDUALS INTO THOSE PROGRAMS, THOSE ARE OUTSIDE OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT JURISDICTION. WE ARE PROGRESSIVE AND WE HAVE INTEGRATED MANY BEST PRACTICES IN OUR WORK. IN FACT, WE GO TO CONFERENCES, PROBATION DEPARTMENT SPENDS HOURS AND HOURS, BEYOND TIME MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE INNOVATING, THAT WE ARE DOING THE BEST PRACTICES. WE DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO MASS INCARCERATION. AS YOU CAN SEE, I AM A WOMAN OF COLOR. TRUST ME. I WOULD NOT WANT TO SEE PEOPLE OF COLOR BEING INCARCERATED FOR PERIODS LONGER THAN THEY SHOULD OR EVEN GOING TO JAIL IF THEY DON’T. THAT IS WHY, PROBATION ASSIST ME, TO WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SUBSTANTIAL — SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS OUTSIDE OF THE JAIL SYSTEM. AND THEN, FINALLY, I WANT TO POINT OUT TO COUNSEL, MANY OF THE CASES THAT ARE PROBATION HAVE TO BE IN PROBATION, BECAUSE THE LAW REQUIRES SUPERVISION. DUIS, DB RELATED CASES, I CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT IT MUST FEEL LIKE TO HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS NOW ON THEIR THIRD OR FOURTH DUI RELATED CASE IN FRONT OF ME. AND IF I HAD NO PROBATION, TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT. >>I THINK I DON’T HAVE TO SAY WHAT THAT COULD LOOK LIKE. IT WOULD NOT BE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY. I COULD GO ON AND ON AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION, BUT WHEN I ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT, IS THAT, WHAT WE ARE ASKING, AS THE JUDGES OF THIS COMMUNITY, IS, WE THINK — PLEASE PRESERVE OUR MONEY FOR PROBATION. THE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED HERE PREVIOUSLY, ARE A PART OF A CONTINUUM. SOMETIMES, YOU DO NOT CATCH THE PERSON AT THE BEGINNING. SOMETIMES YOU DO NOT CATCH THEM IN THE MIDDLE. SOMETIMES, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU MAY NOT CATCH THEM AT THE END. BUT, THERE SHOULD BE PROGRAMS THAT GO THROUGHOUT THE CONTINUUM, STARTING BEFORE THEY ARE ARRESTED, AFTER THEY ARE ARRESTED. WHEN THE CHARGES ARE FILED, WHEN SENTENCING HAPPENS, WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU ALLOW US TO KEEP THE GOOD WORK WE ARE DOING, WITH WORKING WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU YOUR HONOR, APPRECIATE YOU COMING. LOCKED AHMED? THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK, I APPRECIATE IT. AND AFTER, OH BOY. MOHAMMED AND THEN SAUBIZ? >>THANK YOU SEATTLE CITY MEMBERS. SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS. I APPRECIATE AND AM HONORED TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF YOU ALL. I AM AN UBER AND LYFT DRIVER. FOR MANY YEARS, DRIVERS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING, TOGETHER WITH THE UNION, FOR FAIR PAY, AND THE RIGHT TO FAIR ACTIVATION AND DRIVER VOICE. BY SAYING THAT, UBER AND LYFT ARE TAKING MORE AND MORE FROM WHAT A PASSENGER PAYS WHILE DRIVERS ARE EARNING LESS AND LESS. WE ARE HOPEFUL FOR CHANGE NOW THAT DRIVERS ISSUES ARE BACK ON THE AGENDA AT CITY HALL. WE ARE GIVING YOU TWO SEE THE FAIR SHARE PLAN, AND WORKING WITH DRIVER COMMUNITY, TO SET A LIVING WAGE. WE ARE EXCITED THAT NEW YORK DRIVERS WANT THE MINIMUM RIGHT, IT LOOKS AS MINIMUM WEIGHT RATE AND PROTECTION. WE WANT THE SAME PROTECTION HERE. ALL DRIVERS, NO MATTER WHERE IN NEW YORK, SEATTLE, OR ANYWHERE ELSE. DRIVERS DESERVE A FAIR RATE ON RIDESHARE. RIGHT ON THE JOB. BY MENTIONING THE POINT, OF A FAIR RATE AND THE — DEACTIVATION DUE PROCESS, OUR PAY IS WE USED TO BE PAID TWO DOLLARS OVERNIGHT, WE ARE PAID BETWEEN DOLLAR 18 PER MILE, OR WE ARE PAID A DOLLAR SIX, WHICH IS MORE DECREASING. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE YOUR TESTIMONY. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ASK YOU TO STAND ON NOW, THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR COMING. DO WE HAVE MOHAMMED? SABIZ? IBN AL SLADE? WE ARE MOVING THROUGH PRETTY FAST HERE. I SAW PATIENTS HERE. I THOUGHT I SAW PATIENTS HERE. ELIZABETH JAMES? I THINK JONATHAN AND PAIGE SPOKE LAST NIGHT. PLEASE, IT’S NICE TO SEE YOU, THANK YOU FOR COMING ELIZABETH. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT. I AM ELIZABETH JAMES FROM SPEAK OUT SEATTLE. AND, WE HOPE YOU WILL WE WANT TO BE BALANCED WITH THAT SO AS LISA DOES GUARD ALWAYS TELLS US, LEAD IS UNDERSTOOD BY MANY AND UNFAIRLY GETS LAME FOR CRIME IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND WHILE IT IS TRUE, CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS SOMETIMES OVERSELL WHAT LEAD CAN REALLY DO. LEAD IS NOT FOR ALL OFFENDERS AND CERTAINLY NOT FOR ALL RELATED TO VENDORS. LEAD WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR DIVERSION OF LOW-LEVEL NONVIOLENT CRIMES OF SUBSISTENCE, DRUG SALES OR POSITION AND PROSTITUTION. ITWAS NEVER INTENDED FOR PEOPLE WHO COMMIT ASSAULT, VIOLENT CRIMES, OR WHOEVER OTHERWISE POSE A THREAT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. FOR THOSE FOLKS THAT LEAD CANNOT SERVE, DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS FOR THE GREATER GOOD, WE MUST FIND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS, SO THAT WE CAN AND THERE IS NO — RECYCLING DOOR AND CREATE A DIFFERENT WAY TO SERVE THEM THAT WILL WORK FOR THEM. A DURKIN’S RECENT PROPOSAL FOR A 60 BED SHELTER AND ADOPTIONS IS AN IMPORTANT PROPOSAL TO FUND. IT IS INTENDED TO ADDRESS THOSE OFFENDERS WHO FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS RIGHT NOW, AND YOU ARE CYCLING IN AND OUT AND CREATING SOME REAL SAFETY ISSUES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. CATCH AND RELEASE IS NOT WORKING FOR ANYONE, WE NEED PROGRAMS THAT INCLUDE SHELTER AND SERVICES TO TURN LIVES AROUND. SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT ALSO HAS DIVERSION PROGRAMS THAT ARE DEMONSTRABLY WORKING. YESTERDAY, THEY ONLY HAD 32 PEOPLE, SERVING TIME FOR JAILS. THEY ARE NOT JUST WILLY-NILLY JAILING PEOPLE, THEY ARE TRYING TO WORK WITH THEM, AND TRYING TO DIVERT THEM TO DRUG COURT OR MENTAL HEALTH COURT, SPEAK OUT SEATTLE HAS MEMBERS WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH THOSE PROGRAMS, AND THEY SAY THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR LIVES. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ELIZABETH. APPRECIATE YOU COMING. IT LOOKS LIKE NUMBER 15? CINDY KRUEGER? EXCELLENT, CINDY, COME ON UP AND JENNIFER NEWMAN, THERE IS A GROUP. SO, IF YOU AND YOUR GROUP CAN GET ORGANIZED PERHAPS OVER HERE ON THAT SIDE, AND THEN CAITLIN HYMAN IS NUMBER 17. >>NICE HATS, EVERYBODY. WHO IS CINDY KRUEGER. NICE, OKAY, CINDY, DO YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF TELL US WHY YOU ARE WEARING THESE HATS AND INTO THE MICROPHONE? >>THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH YOU TONIGHT. I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY FELLER FELLOW BALLY P PATCH NAMES, ANY OTHER GARDENERS IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT? HOORAY. THANK YOU. MY NAME IS CINDY KRUEGER AND I AM SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE BALLARD P PATCH TONIGHT. THE BALLARD P PATCH GARDENERS WANT TO THINK A DURKIN FOR PROPOSING $3 MILLION IN ONE- TIME FUNDING FOR THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX, FOR THE P PATCH PROGRAM. THESE MONIES WILL BE WELCOMED IN THE PROGRAM WHICH HAS LONG BEEN UNDERFUNDED. AS OUR CITY BECOMES INCREASINGLY DENSE, THESE OASES OF GREEN OPEN-SPACE ARE VITAL. CURRENTLY, BALLARD P PATCH, AN IMMACULATE P PATCH, ARE BOTH UNDER IMMINENT THREAT OF SALE. THE BEVERAGE TAX MONEY COULD FURTHER OUR PLAN TO PURCHASE BALLARD P PATCH FROM THE PRIVATE LANDOWNER? . IT COULD ALSO HELP RELOCATE THE IMMACULATE P PATCH IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT. BECAUSE OF OUR URGENT NEED, WE ALSO ASKED THE COUNCIL, SEPARATELY EARMARKED $250,000 FOR THE BALLARD P PATCH IN THE 2020 BUDGET. THIS MONEY WOULD HELP US WITH OUR DOWN PAYMENT, URGENTLY NEEDED IN EARLY 2020. CITED ON A HALF ACRE OF LAND IN 1976, THE BALLARD P PATCH IS ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE PROGRAM. THIS LAND HAS NEVER BEEN TOUCHED BY DEVELOPMENT, AND IT IS VITAL TO PRESERVE THAT. THE LAND HAS BEEN LEASED FOR 43 YEARS THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF OUR REDEEMERS LUTHERAN CHURCH. THE CHURCH INTENDS TO SELL THE LAND TO FUND THE RENOVATION PROJECT, AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GROW, OUR FISCAL SPONSOR, WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE FIRST CHANCE TO PURCHASE IT. THE RISK OF LOSING THIS GARDEN IS REAL, WITH THE CHURCHES CONSTRUCTION SLATED TO BEGIN IN THE SPRING OF 2020. RELOCATION OF A GARDEN THE SIZE IS NOT POSSIBLE. CITY FUNDING IS A CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF THE FUNDING STRATEGY TO LEVERAGE OTHER FUNDS. IN OUR CASE, KING COUNTY’S CONSERVATION FUTURES TAX HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS HAVING A STRONG POTENTIAL FOR ACQUISITION. HOWEVER, IT REQUIRES A ONE TO ONE LOCAL MATCH. SINCE EARLY, 2019, WE HAVE DEVOTED THOUSANDS OF HOURS EXPLORING FUNDING OPTIONS FOR THE $1.8 MILLION PURCHASE PRICE. WE HAVE HELD FUNDRAISERS AND RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS. ALL THE WHILE, WE HAVE MAINTAINED OUR GARDENS CONNECTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY, DONATING MORE THAN 2500 POUNDS OF ORGANIC FRESH PICKED PRODUCE TO THE BALLARD FOOD BANK. WE POSTED AN EMERGENCY HOT WORKSHOP AND MOUNTED HER 18th ANNUAL ART GARDEN COMMUNITY FESTIVAL. IT IS OUR VISION AND INTENT, TO FURTHER OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS. BUT, TO BRING THAT VISION TO LIFE, WE MUST PRESERVE THE GARDEN. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR URGENT NEED, AND HELP US GIVE THE GNOME A HOME, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANYBODY ELSE FROM BALLARD GROUP SPEAKING? OKAY. LET’S INTRODUCE OURSELVES OVER HERE, PLEASE. >>WE ARE CEDING OUR CHAIRS SO OTHERS CAN SIT. DESPITE HOW NICE OF YOU, THANK YOU. THOSE ARE GOOD GNOMES. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS CRISIS WE ARE EXPERIENCING. MY NAME IS JENNIFER NEWMAN AND I AM WITH CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES, I AM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR SAINT MARTIN SHELTER ONE OF THE OLDEST SHELTERS HERE IN SEATTLE. WE PROVIDE MORE THAN 80,000 BED NIGHTS PER YEAR FOR MEN OVER THE AGE OF 50. FUNDING HAS NOT KEPT UP WITH THE INCREASING COST OF RUNNING A SHELTER. WE ARE AT NOW A DEFICIT OF NEARLY $400,000. THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE AND WE ARE COMING UP AGAINST THE WALL AT THIS POINT. WE HAVE A SHELTER FULL OF MEN AT THE AGE OF RETIREMENT, THEY HAVE FIXED INCOMES, THERE ARE NOT NEARLY ENOUGH HOUSES IN THE CITY FOR PEOPLE ON FIXED INCOMES. AND, CONSEQUENTLY, WE ARE LEFT WITH MEN MAKING THE SHELTER THEIR HOME, AS THEY WAIT, OFTEN TIMES YEARS, ON HOUSING LIST. DESPITE THE CHALLENGES, WE ARE STILL HOUSING FOLKS, WE HAVE HOUSED 60 MEN SO FAR THIS YEAR, OUT OF ST. MARTIN’S. THE OTHER CHALLENGE WE HAVE, IS THAT, BECAUSE OF THE AGE OF THE MEN WE SERVE THEY’RE COMING WITH AGING RELATED CONDITIONS IN DEVELOPING IN SHELTER. CANCER, DEMENTIA, COPD. THESE MEN NEED THIS SHELTER, AND WE NEED FUNDING TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE IT. MANY OF OUR MEN WERE LABORERS WERE TRADESMEN. THEY SPENT THEIR WORKING LIVES WORKING IN THIS CITY, DESPITE HAVING A BAD NIGHT COST OF LESS THAN $25 PER PERSON, WE HAVE A NEARLY $400,000 DEFICIT. WE HAVE TALKED WITH THE ACTING HST DIRECTOR, AND WITH THE KING COUNTY DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE NOW ASKING YOU, THE COUNCIL, TO PROVIDE ST. MARTIN’S ADEQUATE FUNDING, SO THAT WE COULD CONTINUE TO SERVE THE MEN MANY OF WHOM HELPED BUILD THE CITY OF SEATTLE. >>GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT. THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR, I AM ONE OF THE RECIPIENTS OF THE HARD WORK THAT SAINT MARTINS HAS PUT IN FOR MEN IN THIS AREA. I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS NOW, AND I AM LIVING STABLE, THEY DO PLACE YOU IN AN APARTMENT, AND THEY STAY WITH YOU. THEY DON’T KICK YOU TO THE CURB. THEY HAVE CASEWORKERS THAT COME TO YOUR HOME, MAKE SURE YOU ARE TAKEN CARE OF, MAKE SURE YOU ARE STAYING ON TOP OF YOUR BILLS, AND THERE IS NO DOPE OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED IN ANY OF THE BUILDINGS. AND, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. I AM A PROUD PERSON A ST. MARTIN’S. AND THIS IS WHAT I DO NOW, I GET TO HANG OUT WITH THESE FINE LADIES WHO PUT IN SO MUCH WORK, AND SPEAK ON THEIR BEHALF IN ST. MARTIN’S, THAT IS IT FOR ME TODAY, BUT I WANT TO SAY ONE THING BEFORE I LEAVE. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBERS WHO SERVED FOR ALL THE YEARS YOU HAVE PUT IN IN THE CITY, GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND HAVE A NICE DAY. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. OKAY, THE NEXT — WE HAVE CAITLIN HEINEN, ROBERT SWARTS, AND CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB. HI. >>GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS CAITLIN HEINEN, I’M A STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE HOUSING JUSTICE PROJECT AND I AM HERE THIS EVENING, TO TALK ABOUT WHY WE NEED FUNDING FOR LAWYERS TO REPRESENT TENANTS FACING EVICTION. SEATTLE NEEDS MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUT BUILDING THESE PROPERTIES TAKES TIME, AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY, IS TO KEEP PEOPLE HOUSED WHERE THEY ARE ALREADY LIVING. BUT, TO DO THIS WELL, TENANTS NEED LAWYERS. OUR COURTS ARE NOT EASY TO NAVIGATE ALONE. THE HOUSING JUSTICE PROJECT IS THE ONLY IN COURT PROGRAM IN OUR AREA THAT PROVIDES EVICTION DEFENSE WHICH WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR 20 YEARS. WE ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE HOUSING CRISIS HERE IN THE SEATTLE AREA, AND WE SEE THE DIFFERENCE THAT HAVING AN ATTORNEY MAKES IN THESE EVICTION CASES. BUT, AS EVICTION CASES RISE AND OUR VOLUNTEER NUMBERS DECLINE, WE ARE HAVING TO TURN AWAY MORE AND MORE CLIENTS, DUE TO LOW CAPACITY. ALMOST ALL LANDLORDS ALREADY HAVE AN ATTORNEY, SO TENANTS ARE ALREADY AT A DISADVANTAGE. THESE CLIENTS WHO ARE TURNED AWAY ARE OFTEN HAVING TO GO INTO COURT, REPRESENTING THEMSELVES PRO SE, AND THESE TENANTS WILL MOST UNDOUBTEDLY úBE AFFECTED WITHIN A WEEK. THIS IS THE HARDEST PART OF MY JOB AS A STAFF ATTORNEY. HAVING TO TELL SOMEONE IN NEED, HAVING TO TELL SOMEONE IN CRISIS, BUT I CANNOT HELP THEM TODAY, BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH LAWYERS AVAILABLE. THIS IS WHY HAVING ENOUGH LAWYERS IS CRUCIAL IN EVICTION DEFENSE. THE NEWEST LAWS PASSED THIS YEAR AT THE STATE LEVEL, ARE INTENDED TO PROTECT TENANTS BUT THEY WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE IF THEY ARE NOT ENFORCED BY LAWYERS IN THE COURTS. NEW YORK CITY AND SAN FRANCISCO GUARANTEE A RIGHT TO COUNSEL. IT IS TIME SEATTLE FOLLOWED SUIT AND PROVIDING FUNDING FOR EVICTION DEFENSE LAWYERS IS A GREAT FIRST STEP, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH CAITLIN. ROBIN? NUMBER 18? ROBIN SCHWARTZ, CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB? AND, WE HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE SPEAKING ABOUT LEAD AND REACH AND WE DON’T HAVE NAMES. ON NUMBER 20, 21, AND 22. DESPITE HI, MY NAME IS ROBIN SCHWARTZ AND I’M A PARENT AT CONCORDE INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION OF FUNDING FOR A SAFE ADA COMPLIANT ACCESS RENT FOR KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES COMING TO AND FROM SCHOOL. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT. THIS ENTRYWAY WILL REPLACE A DANGEROUS FOOTPATH WHICH LEADS INTO THE SCHOOL’S PARKING LOT TO THE NEW PATH WILL BE WELL LIT, TREE-LINED AND WILL PROVIDE A SECOND SAFER ENTRYWAY TO SCHOOL, THE WAFER ACCESS TO THE PLAYGROUND, AND WILL ALLOWS STUDENTS TO SAFELY AND EASILY WALK TO TAMARA FARM, A WORKING FARM WHERE CHILDREN GROW AND ENJOY HEALTHY FOOD AND CULTURAL TIES TO A LIFESTYLE MANY LEFT BEHIND AND IMMIGRATED HERE. SOUTH PARK HAS MORE CHILDREN PER CAPITA THAN ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD IN SEATTLE. WE ALSO HAVE SOME OF THE WORST AIR QUALITY IN THE STATE, AND FEWER GREEN SPACE AND ALTERING NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY. 73 PERCENT OF CONCORD’S KIDS QUALIFY FOR FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH, AND 87 PERCENT ARE CHILDREN OF COLOR. THERE ARE MANY CHALLENGES ALSO THAT COME WITH LIVING NEXT TO A SUPERFUND SITE BUT WE KNOW OUR KIDS DESERVE A SAFE AND EQUITABLE ENVIRONMENT. CONCORDE FAMILIES HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THE SAFETY ISSUES INHERENT ON THIS PATH AND WORK HARD TO SELECT CHANGE. THIS IS WHY WE ARE SEEKING YOUR HELP, EVEN COMING HERE TODAY IS A PRIVILEGE THAT MOST OF OUR FAMILIES DO NOT HAVE DUE TO LANGUAGE BARRIERS, INFLUX OF JOBS, INADEQUATE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, ET CETERA. RAISING FUNDS IS OFTEN ABOUT WHO HAS THE LOUDEST VOICE. I AM ASKING YOU TO CONSIDER WHO HAS THE GREATEST NEED AND WHICH COMMUNITIES HAVE WAITED THE LONGEST FOR EQUITY AND ACTION. A BEAUTIFUL SAFE PATHWAY TO SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT TO SOUTH PARK FAMILIES AND WE HOPE THE COUNSEL SHARES OUR GOALS, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. >>ROBIN, WE HAVE A NICE — FROM SEATTLE CHILDREN CLUB, GRADUATIONS ON A GREAT DAY. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR HAVING US POINT >>YOU WENT FIVE MINUTES? >>IT’S ALREADY GONE. PLEASE, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US, HERE, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE PROCESS, WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND I LOVE THE COMMUNITY FEEL IN THIS ROOM. WE SUPPORT LEAD, WE SUPPORT ST. MARTIN’S AND LAZARUS DAYS AFTER THEY ARE INCREDIBLE AND ALSO THE STREETCAR. SO WE WILL GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY. MY NAME IS COLLEEN ALCOHOLIC I AM HERE AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB WE ARE HERE TO TALK A BIT ABOUT THE WORK WE ARE DOING AT THE CLUB, SPECIFICALLY AROUND OUR HOUSING WORK WE HAVE BEEN DOING, RAPID REHOUSING. IN THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF, WE HAVE IMPACTED NATIVE HOUSING FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE IN INCREDIBLE WAYS. WE ARE HAPPY RECIPIENT OF HST DOLLARS FOR OUR RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM. HOWEVER, THIS PAST YEAR, WE úSPEND THOSE DOLLARS WITHIN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS, BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL AT HOUSING NATIVE PEOPLE. IT IS NO SECRET IN THIS CITY, THAT DESPITE BEING A NATIVE CITY, WE HAVE THE HIGHEST RATES OF HOMELESSNESS. AND SO, WE ARE VERY LASER FOCUSED ON ASKING FOR SUPPORT FROM FURTHER REHOUSING DOLLARS FOR CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB, AS WELL AS MONEY OUT OF FOCUS DOLLARS FOR OUR DAYS AND APPEARED TO TURN OVER THE REST OF MY TIME TO SHILOH, TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEIR STORIES. >>GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS SHILOH WHITE HAWK. I AM A ASSEMBLING AND HICKORY APACHE. I LIVED ON A APACHE RESERVATION IN MEXICO, I AM A PROUD UNITED STATES AIR FORCE VETERAN, I SERVED 10 YEARS AFTER — THE PROUD FATHER OF THREE WONDERFUL CHILDREN AND IN 2015 I BECAME HOMELESS DUE TO THE SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC PTSD THAT I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH. DO — THROUGH THE VA. SO, I HAVE BEEN GOING BACK BETWEEN OREGON AND NEW MEXICO, FINALLY DECIDED TO SETTLE HERE IN SEATTLE TO BE NEAR MY KIDS. THAT IS WHEN I HEARD ABOUT CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB. THEY HAVE A PROGRAM THERE. IT IS CALLED THE NATIVES WORKS PROGRAM, AND, IT HIS A TRAUMA INFORMED INDIGENOUS DESIGN EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. IT WILL HELP ME GET BACK ON MY FEET. LET’S SEE HERE, THE VA HELPED ME WITH SUBSIDIZED HOUSING, BUT I STILL NEED A SECURITY DEPOSIT. THE CLUB PROVIDED ME WITH $1420 OF RAPID REHOUSING FUNDS, TO HELP ME, AND THEY ALSO HELPED ME FINISH MY APARTMENT. THIS HAS ALLOWED ME TO FOCUS ON MY TREATMENT, AND OF COURSE MY CHILDREN. AUTO CLUB HAS BECOME A PART OF MY FAMILY, MY FATHER TAUGHT ME WORKING IN NATIVE WORDS, WORKING ON A HOME BRACELET WHICH BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF THAT TIME. SO, IT WAS LIKE A BIG FAMILY TO ME, AND, I AM ONE OF MANY TESTIMONIALS, JUST ONE, SO SHE COULD TAKE FROM MY WORDS, THERE ARE A LOT MORE OF THE PEOPLE OUT THERE. I THINK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY STORY, I AM HERE TODAY TO ASK THE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT THE CLUB’S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HOMELESS.>>HI, MY NAME IS INEZ GONZALEZ, I AM A FORMER MEMBER OF CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB, AND NOW PROUD TO BE LEAD CASE MANAGER AT THE TEAM. I DID NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE CLUB UNTIL LAST FALL, I LEARNED ABOUT HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SERVICES AND AT THE TIME, I MYSELF WAS FACING HOMELESSNESS. I CAME INTO THE CLUB WORKING WITH THE CASE MANAGER AND I WAS ABLE TO GET THE FUNDS I NEEDED TO MOVE INTO A PLACE FOR ME AND MY SON. AFTER SEEING THE WORK THAT CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB DOES FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND EXPERIENCING IT FIRST HAND I IMAGINE BEING PART OF THAT. I GOT MY FOOT IN THE DOOR WORKING AS HYGIENE AND FACILITIES. I STARTED — AFTER I STARTED AT MY POSITION I KNEW EXACTLY WHERE I NEEDED TO BE. IT WAS REWARDING TO HELP OUR MEMBERS, AND BEING A SEATTLE NATIVE MYSELF WHEN I CAME INTO THE MIDDLE OF THIS CITY, IT FELT LIKE HOME AWAY FROM HOME. WITHIN A FEW MONTHS I APPLIED FOR A JOB AS A CASE MANAGER AND I AM NOW LEAD CASE MANAGER. MY VERY FIRST CASE IN MY NEW POSITION IS A 73-YEAR-OLD VIETNAM VETERAN SLEEPING OUTSIDE OF THE VA. HE CAME IN SEEKING HELP THROUGH OUR RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM. HE WAS IN A WALKER, BUT STRONG- WILLED. I GOT HIM INTO SHELTER BUT HE DISAPPEARED OVER THE WEEKEND. BY THE FOLLOWING MONDAY, I WENT INTO WORK AND MEMBERS INFORMED ME HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TERMINAL CANCER. WE CRIED TOGETHER AND HE ASKED ME IF HE COULD GO HOME TO NORTH DAKOTA AND BECAUSE OF OUR DIVERSION PROGRAM, WE WERE ABLE TO — SORRY, WE WERE ABLE TO GET HIM ON A TRAIN THAT NIGHT. HE WENT HOME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO BE BURIED NEXT TO HIS LATE LIFE. THIS MEMBER STILL CALLS THE CLUB TO THIS DAY, TO SAY HI TO SARAH. I CAN PERSONALLY TESTIFY TO THE IMPACTFUL LIFE-CHANGING SERVICES THAT CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB PRESIDES TO OUR NATIVE COMMUNITY. PLEASE PROVIDE FULL FUNDING TO EXPAND OUR HOMELESS SYSTEMS. >>THANK YOU. >>THINK VERY MUCH EVERYBODY. >>NEXT THREE GROUPS LIVING JUST ASK YOU THIS, DID YOU SIGN UP AS 20, 21, 22, AS LEAD REACH ONE AND REACH TO? >>GREAT. THE THREE OF YOU ARE TOGETHER, PERFECT. BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, LET ME READ THREE MORNINGS, QUEEN PEARL, MARGUERITE BECHARD, MASS COALITION, AND ALEX FINCH. >>375 MINUTE GROUPS. >>OH, THANK YOU. OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. PLEASE. GO AHEAD. >>HELLO COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY COWORKERS AND I ARE HERE TO SUPPORT HIS — SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF LEAD PROGRAM AND WE ALSO SUPPORT CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB VERY MUCH AND WE SHARE SOME OF THE SAME CLIENTS. WE ARE DOING A LOT OF STELLAR WORK TOGETHER. MY NAME IS JOANNA AND I AM A CASE MANAGER, AND I HAVE BEEN IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR 10 YEARS. CURRENTLY, I SERVE 38 CLIENTS WITH THE LEAD PROGRAM IS TWICE AS MANY AS IS IDEAL. ONE THING I LEARNED OVER THIS PAST DECADE IS THE DETRIMENTAL IMPACT THAT UNDERFUNDED SOCIAL SERVICES HAS ON THOSE WHO DO THE WORK. INDIVIDUALS WE SERVE AND THE COMMUNITY OVERALL. HIGH CASELOADS LIKE MINE BREED EXHAUSTION, BURNOUT, AND RESULT IN HIGH TURNOVER FOR OUR ORGANIZATION SERVING THE CITY’S MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION. IN THESE CONDITIONS, CASE MANAGERS ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE A LONG-TERM WORK THAT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE EFFECTIVE IN FOSTERING INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY CHANGE. INDEED, IT IS OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR GIANT CLIENT THAT HAVE PROVEN TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN PROVIDING A HEALING ENVIRONMENT. WHEN CASE MANAGERS AND CLIENTS BECOME DISCOURAGED BY FATIGUE AND TURNOVER IT REINFORCES MISTRUST AND MAKES IT EVEN HARDER FOR THE NEXT CASE MANAGER TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE CLIENTS, LET ALONE FOSTER FAITH IN A SYSTEM THAT CASE MANAGERS AND OURSELVES ARE TEST TO WORK WITHIN. I HAVE A HANDFUL OF CLIENTS ON MY CASELOAD WHO I RARELY SEEN BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT SERVICES BUT BECAUSE WHAT THEY NEED IS MORE INTENSIVE OUTREACH, RELATIONSHIP BUILDING TO GAIN TRUST AND MOMENTUM AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN ABANDONED TIME AND AGAIN. I FRANKLY DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO GO OUT AND FIND THEM AND MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE AT. EVEN ACTORS IN THE FIELD WHICH REACH FOLKS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, HIGH MEDICAL NEEDS, AND SEVERE COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT. AND, BECAUSE OF THAT, THE FOLKS WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE ARE FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS AND SUFFERING NEEDLESSLY BECAUSE WE HAVE IS AS A CITY DO NOT APPROPRIATELY VALUE SOCIAL WORKER DESPITE OUR PROGRAMS BEING HELD EVIDENCE-BASED. NOVELIST GEORGE ELIOT SAID WHAT DO WE LIVE FOR IF NOT TO MAKE LIFE LESS DIFFICULT FOR EACH OTHER. I AM ASKING COUNSEL TO EASE THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS WORK AND EXPAND OUR REACH BY FUNDING THE LEAD PROGRAM TO SCALE. IF YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOCIAL WORKERS, WE CAN MORE EFFECTIVELY TAKE CARE OF YOUR VULNERABLE CONSTITUENTS AND HELP YOU IMPROVE THE CITY FOR ALL OF US. >>GOOD EVENING COUNCIL MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH YOU. I KNOW THAT WHAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU IS A VERY DIFFICULT DECISION, AND THAT IS NOT LOST ON US. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GOOD PROGRAMS HERE THAT HAVE SPOKEN, AND THAT IS A REALLY DIFFICULT DECISION. WE FACED DIFFICULT DECISIONS EVERY DAY WITH OUR CLIENTS, AND, I THINK IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT TO CONVEY THE TRAUMA AND THE HARDSHIPS THAT OUR CLIENTS PHASING OUT ON THE STREET, IT WOULD TAKE MUCH MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES, PROBABLY MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS TO CONVEY HERE TO YOU GUYS. HOWEVER, THAT IS OUR JOB, THAT IS WHAT WE DO. AND, THE REALITY IS THAT WE CONTINUE TO GET REFERRALS, WE CONTINUE TO GET CALLS FROM THE POLICE, TO DO THIS WORK. AND, THE DEMAND IS STILL THERE, THE DEMAND IS HIGH. THE REALITY IS THAT WHEN WE ARE OUT IN THE FIELD, WE GET CALLS FROM THE POLICE TO COME AND HELP YOU THEY STILL THINK THAT WE ARE THE ANSWER, AND WE STILL SHOW UP. AND, WE HAVE TO SHOW UP AT OUR BEST, AND WE CANNOT DO THAT WITH TOO HIGH OF A CASELOAD. WE CANNOT DO THAT AND BRING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO, TO SERVE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION, AND I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THIS, BUT THE REALITY IS WE REQUIRE THE FUND TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE ON THE STREETS. YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. I DON’T WANT TO DIVE INTO DIRTY DETAILS, CREATE A SCENARIO, BUT YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE NEED THESE THINGS IN ORDER TO DO THE JOB THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE , AND WE ARE DOING. WE ARE DOING IT AND WE WANT TO KEEP DOING IT. WE LOVE DOING THIS JOB. I LOVE DOING THIS JOB. I WANT TO KEEP DOING THIS JOB. LET ME KEEP DOING THIS JOB. PLEASE. I WILL MY COWORKER >>, I WANT TO ECHO WHAT MY COWORKER SAID, THAT THE WORK THAT WE DO IS UNIQUE AND UNPRECEDENTED FOR THE POPULATIONS THAT WE TOUCH EVERY DAY. PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSTANTLY ON THE STREETS, FACING SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND ROBBERY AT ALL POINTS OF THE DAY, PEOPLE WHO ARE TRAUMATIZED BOTH CURRENTLY AND HISTORICALLY THROUGH THEIR PAST LIVES. THE WORK THAT WE DO NEED TIME AND THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH OF US. WE CANNOT SPEND TWO HOURS AND SOMEBODY NEEDS TO CALM DOWN WHEN THEY JUST GOT ASSAULTED BECAUSE WE HAVE 30 OTHER CLIENTS TO GO SEE. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH OF US TO DO THIS. SO, THAT IS ALL. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE THE NEXT GROUP, IT IS NUMBER 21. THEN, THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION, THEN MARGUERITE. >>MY NAME IS KATRINA HENRICO MIAMI LEAD CASE MANAGER, WHAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS THE HUMANS THAT I SERVE. WE ARE ALL HUMANS AND PEOPLE THAT WE SERVE OUR HUMANS. AND, THEY HAVE BEEN DEVALUED, THEY HAVE BEEN MISTREATED, BUT HAVE BEEN OSTRACIZED, THEY DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT THEY NEED TO GET ALONG EVERY DAY LIKE YOU AND I. EVEN I WORK EVERY DAY AND NOT TOO LONG AGO EXPERIENCED BEING HOMELESS. BUT, NO ONE WOULD KNOW THAT BECAUSE I COME TO WORK EVERY DAY AND I STILL HAVE THE SAME FACE, STILL SERVING THE SAME PEOPLE, I AM DOING EVERYTHING THAT I NEED TO DO. THEY DON’T HAVE THAT ABILITY, TO DO THAT EVERY DAY LIKE ME, TO KEEP GOING AND NEVER GIVE UP AND HELP SOMEONE ELSE. BECAUSE, THEY HAVE HIGH MEDICAL NEEDS, THEY DON’T HAVE GOOD FUNDING. NOWHERE TO LAY YOUR HEAD, ALL THE STRESSES AND TRAUMAS, AND THEN THINK ABOUT THE CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, THAT GROWS AND KEEPS GOING BECAUSE IT HAS NEVER BEEN TREATED, IT HAS NEVER BEEN IDENTIFIED, IT HAS NEVER BEEN, TAKEN CARE OF IN A MANNER THAT MAYBE YOU OR I CAN MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS TREATED, AND THAT IS TREATED AND THIS IS TAKEN CARE OF, WE HAVE THE CONNECTIONS THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE. THEY NEED ME TO HELP THEM, THEY NEED MY COWORKERS TO HELP THEM, THE STAFF THAT I WORK WITH, WE ALL PUT OURSELVES ON THE LINE ALL THE TIME. WE ARE WORKING WITH PEOPLE THAT WE DON’T KNOW, TO HAVE HEALTH CONDITIONS, THAT CAN BE CONTRACTED. IF THEY HAVE MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT ARE UNTREATED. I HAVE A CLIENT THAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE WHOLE TIME I HAVE BEEN AT REACH, AND HE HAS BEEN SICK THE WHOLE TIME. I AM NOT A CAREGIVER. I AM HIS CASE MANAGER BUT WHO WOULD KNOW THAT? BY ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I AM HAVING TO DO. WE ALL CARRY THAT BURDEN. THE PEOPLE THAT WE SEE OUTSIDE, THEY ARE STILL VALUABLE, THEY ARE STILL WORTH SOMETHING, THERE STILL ARE SOME OF HIS FAMILY OR LOVED ONES. SOMEBODY NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE IMPORTANT AND NOT FORGET THEM, JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE OUTSIDE AND HOMELESS DOES NOT MEAN YOU’RE NOT IMPORTANT, YOU ARE WITHOUT A HOME. JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE SICK AND YOU’RE ON DRUGS, THAT IS A SICKNESS, AND ADDICTION. EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM IS ADDICTED TO SHOPPING OR CLUES SHOES OR CLOSE OR FOOD OR SUGAR, WE ARE ALL ADDICTED TO SOMETHING. THEY DID NOT LOSE THEIR VALUE BECAUSE THEY WERE ADDICTED TO SOMETHING, REGARDLESS OF THE WAYSIDE AND NOBODY WAS THERE TO CATCH THEM BEFORE THEY FELL TO DATE. DRUGS ARE AN ADDICTION, BUT HOW DID THEY GET THERE? LET’S LOOK AT THE BIGGER PROBLEMS. IT IS NOT THE ATTICS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM, DOES NOT THE PEOPLE SELLING DRUGS IT IS THE PEOPLE BRINGING THE DRUGS HERE THAT ARE MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE PASSING THAT SICKNESS ALONG. IT IS JUST — IT IS A CYCLE, AND WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO HELP. WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE , AND DO WHATEVER WE CAN, WE CANNOT FIX THE PROBLEM OVERNIGHT. EVERYBODY EXPECTS LEAD AND REACH AS AN AGENCY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND BECAUSE WE HAVE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO MAGICALLY MAKE EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR AND MAKE IT BETTER. IT DOES NOT HAPPEN LIKE THAT, BECAUSE THE CLIENT THAT I AM SERVING, I HAVE TO BUILD A RAPPORT WITH THEM FIRST, THEY HAVE TO TRUST ME. THEY ARE IN AN ENVIRONMENT EVERY DAY WHERE THEY CANNOT TRUST THE PEOPLE THEY ARE WITH. THEY CANNOT TRUST THEIR NEIGHBOR BECAUSE THEY MIGHT WANT THOSE SHOES. THEY DON’T HAVE ISSUES THAT THEY HAVE. IF I AM WITHOUT, AND I DON’T HAVE AND YOU HAVE, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME? THAT MAKES ME I HAVE NOT, SO I WANT WHAT THE HABS HAVE. AND SO, IF THAT MEANS THAT I HAVE TO TAKE FROM YOU TO GET IT, THEN THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO DO. THAT IS A SICKNESS BUT IF I DON’T HAVE IT, AND I DON’T HAVE ANY ADVOCACY TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT I NEED TO DO, THIS IS NOT JUST A JOB FOR ME, THIS IS MY LIFE. THIS IS MY PASSION. I USED TO BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE OUTSIDE SELLING DRUGS. I WAS THAT PERSON. EVERY THING I DO FOR THE PEOPLE THAT I SERVE EVERY DAY, I AM GIVING BACK TO THEM EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE, FOR EVERYTHING THAT I DID WRONG. NOBODY TOLD ME WHAT WAS RIGHT OR WHAT I COULD DO BUT THEY SHOW ME WHAT I COULD DO. IT’S NOT RIGHT THEY DON’T NEED A PAT ON THE BACK THEY DON’T NEED YOU TO MOVE AWAY FROM THEM THEY DON’T NEED YOU DO NOT LOOK THEIR WAY, THEY NEED US TO LOOK THEIR WAY THEY NEED US TO HELP THEM, THEY NEED US TO LOVE ON THEM, THEY NEED SOMEBODY TO VALUE THEM LIKE WE DO AND WE DON’T HAVE THE FUNDING TO TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE NEED TO SERVE, SO THAT WE CAN TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES AND TO BE A BETTER HUMANITY, A BETTER SOCIETY, THEN WE WILL CONTINUE THIS CYCLE AND NO ONE WILL GET BETTER. >>WELL DONE. OKAY, AFTER MARGUERITE, IS MASS COALITION. OH. I’M SORRY. >>THEY ARE NEXT. THEN YOU. THEN MARGUERITE. FIRST LEAD, I APOLOGIZE. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BRIAN. >>HI, MY NAME IS KIMBERLY HARRELL, AND I WORK WITH REACH ON THE CASE MANAGER WITH LEAD. I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU ALL ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CASE MANAGEMENT. THE VULNERABLE POPULATION I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF SERVING, FOR ME AND THE CLIENTS I SERVE I AM THE VOICE FOR THEM. I AM THE VOICE FOR THEM WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH HIS OR HER SUBSTANCE ABUSE. I AM THE VOICE FOR MY VULNERABLE CLIENTS DEALING WITH MEDICAL AND MENTAL PROVIDERS, MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS, I AM THE VOICE FOR MY VULNERABLE CLIENTS IN A COURTROOM THAT SOMETIMES CANNOT HEAR, SEE, OR IMAGINE THE SIGNIFICANT TRAUMA THEY HAVE BEEN THERE AND STILL GOING THROUGH. I AM THE VOICE WHEN IT COMES TO GENERATIONAL PROGRESS MY CLIENTS HAVE LIVED AND STRUGGLED TO BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO. FOR SOME, GENERATIONS, FOR OTHERS, FIVE YEARS AND COUNTING. I AM ALSO THE VOICE FOR ALL 27 EXTREMELY VULNERABLE CLIENTS ON MY CASELOAD TODAY. NOW A MAJOR KEY ROLE IS HEARING, HAVING A HEARING EAR, HAVING AN EAR FROM MOST OF THE TERRIFIC HEARTBREAKING STORIES. SOME PEOPLE SAY AND THINK, THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS HAVE A CHOICE. EITHER BE HOMELESS OR HAVE A HOME, THEY MIGHT SAY OH, IT’S YOUR FAULT, YOU MADE THE CHOICE, TO USE HEROIN, CRACK, OR METH. NOW, NOW COMES THE TIME FOR YOU ALL TO HEAR A CLIENTS TRUTH. IF I TOLD YOU THAT AT THE AGE OF — SORRY. IF I TOLD YOU, AT THE AGE OF 12, MY CLIENT’S MOTHER SLIPPED THE NEEDLE IN HIS VEINS, SHE WAS THE HAND THAT TAUGHT MY CLIENT HOW TO TOUCH, FEEL, AND LOOK FOR HER VEINS WHEN IT CAME TO HER NEEDING CLIENT TIME. TWO YEARS LATER MY CLIENTS MOM BECAME A TRAGEDY FOR HIS LIFE. MY CLIENTS MOM BECAME A NEEDLE FOR HER SON’S LIFE BY INJECTING HIM WITH HEROIN. MY FIRST THOUGHT IN HEARING THIS STORY WAS COMPLETE RAGE, BUT THE MORE I LISTENED, THE I LEARNED THAT MY CLIENTS MOM HAD A TRIP AS WELL. MY CLIENTS GRANDMOTHER INTRODUCED HER DAUGHTER TO ALCOHOL AT A YOUNG AGE, TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR HER TO BE A SEXUAL PARTNER FOR HER OWN FATHER. GENERATIONAL POVERTY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS THE STORY I’M ASKING YOU TO PLEASE HEAR. MY CLIENT WAS 17 WHEN HIS MOTHER COMMIT SUICIDE. WHY IS THE NEED FOR MORE CASE MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT? LIKE I SAID, I HAVE A CASELOAD OF 27 CLIENTS THAT I SHOW UP FOR EVERY DAY. FULLY PRESENT FOR ALL OF THEM AT ANY TIME. I PRACTICE SELF-CARE BUT IT CAN BECOME CHALLENGING WHEN YOU DEAL WITH SUCH VULNERABLE MEN AND WOMEN, THAT NOT ONLY NEED YOUR TIME IN BASIC NEED SUPPORT RESOURCES HOUSING MEDICAL HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, VISITS IN JAIL BEING PICKED UP OFF THE FREEWAY BECAUSE THEY WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND THROWN OUT OF THE CAR., YOU WERE THE FIRST PERSON THAT THEY CALLED. ALONG WITH BEING THE FIRST PERSON THAT WAS CALLED, I WAS DEALING WITH TWO OTHER CLIENTS THE SAME DAY WITH OTHER NEEDS, NOT TO SAY, THE NIGHT BEFORE I SPENT THE NIGHT AT SWEDISH BECAUSE ONE OF MY CLIENTS HAD A BABY AND I WAS THE ONLY ONE INTO THE LITTLE DELIVERY ROOM TO SUPPORT HER BESIDES THE DOCTORS AND NURSES. MY CLIENT THAT WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND THROWN OUT OF THE CAR HAD A PICKED UP ON THE FREEWAY, NEEDED THREE HOURS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL, AND HAVE A SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT PERFORMED AND IT TOOK ANOTHER 6 1/2 HOURS AT THE HOSPITAL TO FINALLY BE SEEN, AND IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE SUPPORT OF MY TEAM AND MY SUPERVISOR I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE LONGER. MONEY IS NEEDED FOR THE HELP THAT MYSELF, MY TEAM, MY COWORKERS, MY AGENCY DEAL WITH EVERY DAY. WE ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND IMPROVING LIVES, HELPING WITH TRAUMA, OUTREACH AND CLIENTS AND STATEMENTS UNDER A BRIDGE IN A TENT IN AN ALLEY, AND OTHER PLACES THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NOT SET FOOT IN. THIS WORK IS SO REWARDING AND IT IS TOUGH WORK ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I WANT TO SAY I DO NOT CARRY THIS HOME, BUT IT WOULD BE EASIER IF I HAD OTHERS LIKE MYSELF MY TEAM AND MY AGENCY TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BORROW YOUR EARS. NOW, I ASK YOU, PLEASE USE YOUR VOICE FOR ME, SO THAT YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR THE FUNDING WE NEED TO MAKE MORE OF AN IMPACT AND A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORK THAT WE DO. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL. MARGUERITE WISHART, MASS COALITION NUMBER 23 AND ALEX FINCH IS 24. >>OKAY, GOOD DAY EVERYONE. FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE HOMAGE TO THOSE SUFFERING FROM BREAST CANCER. GOING THROUGH HEALING WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN HEALED. THIS IS FOR YOU. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. THIS IS BREAST CANCER MONTH, SO I DO THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOME FUNDING FOR THEM. THOSE THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM A GREAT ILLNESS BLACK WOMAN AT A HIGH RATE SO IT IS CALLED GENERATIONAL POVERTY AND COMMUNITY TO TRAUMA. AND OUR COMMUNITY IS BEING SEVERELY TRAUMATIZED, JUST LIKE THE VERDICT THE VERDICT OF THE MEN KILLED IN TEXAS, IT AFFECTS ALL OF US, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT DOCTOR KING SAID. REVEREND — DON’T FORGET HE WAS A REVERENT, AND I AM ASHAMED TO SAY I WAS BORN IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. WHAT THEY TOLD ME THE MOST RACIST STATE IN THE UNION. SO, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT A BLACK PERSON TO DO? YEAH, MOVE ALONG. JUST LIKE I TOLD SOUND TRANSIT I SAID I HAVE TO ADDRESS YOU, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY I HAVE TO ADDRESS YOU. YOU’RE TRYING TO TAKE MY FREE SPEECH FROM ME, AND NOW THEY HAVE A MOVIE OUT CALLED HARRIETT TUBMAN , DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE WAS? I’M NOT GOING BACK. YOU GO BACK, AND FIX WHAT YOU DONE DID TO US, THIS IS 2019 AND YOU’RE STILL TRAUMATIZING US. WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU, THAT’S WHAT I ASKED THEM OVER THERE AT SOUND TRANSIT, YOU GOT A PROBLEM, YOU BETTER FIX IT, RIGHT NOW. NOW, NOT TOMORROW, RIGHT NOW IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. EVEN THOUGH WE DON’T SEE IT, THEN REVEREND JACKSON SAID KEEP HOPE ALIVE. YOU TELL ME WHAT KIND OF HOPE YOU GOT ENOUGH THE WAY YOU’VE BEEN TREATING US FOR THE PAST — >>THANK YOU MARGARET, THANK YOU. MASS COALITION, ALEX FINCH? NUMBER 25 IS THE DUWAMISH VALLEY SAFE STREETS. MASS COALITION AND THEN ALEX. I THINK YOU JUST TURNED IT OFF, THERE YOU GO. >>OKAY, ARE WE ON? OKAY, GOOD. HELLO COUNCIL MEMBERS. WE ARE HERE WITH THE MASS COALITION MOVE ALL SEATTLE SUSTAINABLY. MASS IS A COALITION OF TRANSPORTATION AND CLIMATE GROUPS BRINGING URGENCY TO HOW PEOPLE ARE SHIFTING AROUND OUR CITIES, WE ARE PUSHING FOR EQUITABLE SAFE CARBON FREE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND WE HAVE A FEW WORDS TO SHARE THAT ADDRESS ROTATION BUDGET. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE LIKE IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION BUDGET BUT WE ALSO THINK YOU AS A COUNCIL HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE DEDICATED BUS LANES AND SIGNAL PRIORITY IN SEATTLE, STILL LOOKING AT WHAT EXACTLY IS PLANNED FOR NEXT YEAR BUT WHATEVER IT IS, WE WOULD LIKE MORE, AND WE ALSO SUPPORT THE CITY TRANSPORTATION EQUITY AGENDA, AND WE ASKED THE COUNCIL TO PRIORITIZE THIS WORK AND MAKE SURE THAT IT HAS THE RESOURCES AND THE STAFF NEEDED, SO THAT IT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED DEPARTMENTWIDE. >>HELLO MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, MY NAME IS SETH EDMONDSON AND I AM FROM CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT WE ARE VERY HAPPY, THAT THERE ARE FUNDS MARKED FOR BICYCLE ROUTES IN THE MASTER PLAN AS WELL AS LIKE INCIDENTS WE JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THOSE THINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AND THAT SEATTLE NEEDS TO RETURN TO ITS LEADERSHIP ROLE IN LIMITING BICYCLE ROUTES FOR THE CITY, MUCH THE WAY IT DID IN 2007 WHEN IT INTRODUCED THE COMPLETE STREETS ORDINANCE BEING THE FIRST PEOPLE IN THE NATION TO DO THAT FOR A CITY. AND, WE NEED TO SPECIFICALLY FIND ROUTES THAT ARE INCLUDED BY THE BICYCLE MASTER PLAN IN SEATTLE JUST AS WERE INCLUDED IN THE RECENT RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE COUNCIL. >>HI, I’M CLAIRE COUNTER FOR SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS. WE ARE ALSO ASKING THE COUNCIL TO FUND AN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR POSITION, FOR SCHOOL IN SEATTLE. SIPHONED OFF LAST YEAR INTO THE GENERAL FUND. WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ AND THE ENTIRE REST OF THE COUNCIL AND MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR INCREASING THE PEDESTRIAN BUDGET FOR THE PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN, AND, THE ADA BUDGETS, THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND WE HOPE THAT COUNSEL PROTECTS AND MAINTAINS THOSE INCREASES. TO BUILD MORE SIDEWALKS UP IN NORTH SEATTLE WHERE WE DO NOT HAVE SIDEWALKS ON A LOT OF OUR MAJOR TRANSIT PATHWAYS. AND, THE OTHER PLACES WHERE THAT PEDESTRIAN MONEY IS GOING. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CRISIS RIGHT NOW, DEATHS AND INJURIES ARE AT THE HIGHEST SINCE 2010, AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THOSE DEATHS AND INJURIES FALL DISPROPORTIONATELY WITH THE UNHOUSED AMONG US, WITH LOW INCOME FOLKS, PEOPLE OF COLOR, DISABLED PEOPLE AND WITH ELDERS. SO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THOSE INCREASES. DESPITE HIGH COUNSEL. ALICE WITH 350. SUCH HEARTRENDING STORIES HERE TONIGHT. I REMEMBER ONE COUNCIL CANDIDATE SAYING HOW CAN WE — CLIMATE IS A LUXURY, WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE IN THE STREETS. AND, SHE ACTUALLY MEANT IT, AND THE WHOLE ROOM BUDDHA, AND YET I FEEL A LITTLE BIT LIKE THAT IN THIS MOMENT, SPEAKING TO YOU , BUT WE CANNOT AVOID THAT. OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN CANNOT AFFORD US TO DROP THE BALL ON CLIMATE. AND I AM TREMENDOUSLY GRATEFUL THAT YOU ALL HAVE SIGNED ON TO THE SEATTLE GREEN NEW DEAL, ARE WORKING AS HARD AS YOU CAN TO CREATE THE LOW CARBON IN CITY HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION THAT WE ALL NEED, AND THAT WE KNOW WE CAN DO EQUITABLY, SO THAT PEOPLE GET INTO THEIR SHIFT EARLY IN THE MORNING DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE AN OVER, THEY CAN TAKE A BUS. AS WE BUILD OUT OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, OUR CITY BECOMES MORE JUST AND BECOMES BETTER FOR ALL OF US. AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING EVERY DAY AND IN THIS BUDGET, FOR A GREENER CITY WHICH IS BETTER FOR ALL OF US HERE AND NOW AND BETTER FOR OUR KIDS AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN, AND PEOPLE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO NEED THESE CHANGES SO DESPERATELY. >>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALEX, THEN 25 IS THE AMISH VALLEY SAFE STREETS AND 26 IS DOCTOR JEFFREY PERKINS. >>HI. >>HI AGAIN COUNCIL MEMBER BRADSHAW. EVERYBODY ELSE. MY NAME IS ALEX FINCH AND AMY RESIDENT OF NORTH LAKE, IT IS A TINY HOUSE VILLAGE JUST NORTH OF IVERS HOUSE ON SAINT UNION. NICHOLASVILLE OFFERED ME THE STABILITY I NEEDED TO GET MY LIFE BACK TOGETHER AND I TOOK IT PRETTY RECENTLY THAT ABILITY HAS BEEN CALLED INTO QUESTION BY HST AND LEHIGH. AT A RECENT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING, HST MANAGER STATED THAT THE VILLAGE WILL CLOSE UNLESS LEHIGH CONFORMS WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF AND PLAN TO HAVE SET FORWARD. NOT, OUR COMPLIANCE, THE VILLAGERS COMPLIANCE, BUT LEHIGH’S. WE ALSO RECEIVED A VIDEO FROM HST STATING THAT ANY FOLLOW-UP WOULD COME FROM LEHIGH AND NOT US. SINCE THEN, LEHIGH HAS DEMANDED THE VILLAGERS COMPLY WITH HMIS THIS IS THE CASE MANAGER, BUT HE HAS NOT SHOWN UP TO THE VILLAGE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST. BEFORE THAT, HE ONLY SHOWED UP TWO DAYS EACH WEEK AND NOT FULL- TIME, AS THE CONTRACT REQUIRED. OVER THE PAST WEEK, WE IN THE VILLAGE HAVE LEARNED THAT IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET IT STATES THAT THE CITY WILL SPEND $1,262,000 TO CLOSE US AND THE GEORGETOWN CAMPUS, AS WELL AS RELOCATE US TO OTHER AND CAN’T MISS. WE ARE TIRED OF BEING TREATED LIKE CHILDREN BY LEHIGH AND HST. WE ARE TIRED OF LIVING IN FEAR OF THIS SITUATION. BOTH LEHIGH AND HST ARE CAUSING THE VILLAGE UNDO STRESS AND ANGER AND I CANNOT STATE THIS ENOUGH, WE ARE NOT CHILDREN. WE ARE ADULTS THAT CAN FULLY REASON AND UNDERSTAND WHATEVER IS BEING SAID TO US. IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT REGARDS OUR FUTURE CONTINUANCE, THEN WE AS A VILLAGE NEED TO BE PART OF THIS, WE NEED TO BE KEPT IN THE LOOP AND NOT THROWN THIRDHAND INFORMATION FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE. A WANTS TO RENEGE ON A PROMISE OF OPENING 1000 TINY HOUSES SHE NEEDS TO DO IT IN PERSON IT’S NOT THREE PUPPETS IN FINE PRINT IN THE BUDGET. INSTEAD, USE THAT 1.3 MILLION TO OPEN MORE ATTORNEY HAS VILLAGES. WE JUST NEED THE LAND TO USE, WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR OPERATING COSTS. WE HAVE A POTENTIAL SPONSOR, TO SPONSOR US. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THAT’S ALL WE NEED. BUT THANK YOU. >>STILL AMISH VALLEY? OVER HERE? >>WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE AMISH VALLEY SAFE STREETS. WE ARE NEIGHBORS WERE PRESENT STUDENTS, AND BUSINESS OWNERS, WHO WANT A SAFE NETWORK OF STREETS FOR PEOPLE IN SEATTLE, PARTICULARLY IN GEORGETOWN AND SOUTHPARK GREATER AREA. MANY OF US CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE EVENT THIS EVENING, BUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM SOUTHPARK AND GEORGETOWN WANTED TO SPEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU CARD TO LISE AND BRUCE, THANK YOU FOR REPRESENTING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE GEORGETOWN TO SOUTHPARK TRAIL. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO COUNCILMEMBER HAROLD GONZALEZ O’BRIEN AND JOHNSON FOR SPONSORING THE 2017 GREEN SHEETS THAT GOT THIS PROJECT STARTED. WITH THAT INITIAL FUNDING OUR COMMITTEE HAS BEEN BUSY, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH D.O.T. TO SUPPORT A BROADLY SUPPORTED COMMUNITY PLAN FOR THE TRAIL, NEIGHBORHOOD STREET FUNDING TO FIX A PROBLEMATIC INTERSECTION, WE ARE WORKING WITH CITY LIGHT AND PARKS TO SECURE A COMPARATIVE LAND NEEDED FOR THE TRAIL, AND D.O.T. WILL BE COMPLETING A 30 PERCENT DESIGN AT THE END OF THIS YEAR, EXHAUSTING FUNDING. EVERY THING IS IN PLACE TO CONTINUE TO FINISH THE DESIGN AND CONNECT GEORGETOWN AND SOUTHPARK. SO, PLEASE DON’T LEAVE US HANGING IN BUDGET LIMBO. WE ARE READY TO CONNECT. >>HI, MY NAME IS CHELSEA, I LIVE IN CAPITOL HILL, BUT I USE THESE ROUTES TO COMMUTE TO BOEING FIELD BY BICYCLE. AND IT WOULD BE A REALLY BIG SAFETY IMPROVEMENT IF WE WERE TO HAVE SAFE PROTECTIVE ROUTES TO BIKE DOWN TO BOEING FIELD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. >>WE ARE ALSO HERE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE DUWAMISH TRIBE, AND WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THEIR REQUEST FOR FUNDING A DEITY DESIGN PRODUCT THAT WOULD FINALLY MAKE IT SO THAT PEOPLE COULD ACTUALLY CROSS WEST MARGINAL WAY, AND REACH OUR FIRST PEOPLES CULTURAL LONGHOUSE, WITHOUT HAVING TO WEAR SAFETY VEST AND PUT OUT ORANGE CONES. SO, PLEASE FIND SOME FUNDING FOR THAT. ALSO, LASTLY IN THE LAST 13 YEARS, 70 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND 125 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED ON THE STREETS OF SEATTLE’S INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT. THAT IS MORE THAN ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY. THERE ARE 29 PARTICULAR LANES TO CHOOSE FROM IN THAT AREA, AND THE LATEST B IMP IN LIMITATION PLAN, BICYCLE AND LIMITATION PLAN HAS COMMITTED TO FINALLY FIND A SOLUTION. ERIKA WILL SAY MORE ABOUT THAT. DESPITE HI, MY NAME IS ERICA. I AM AN URBAN DESIGNER AND PLANNER AND I AM ALSO A SOUTH SEATTLE RESIDENT. I WORKED WITH MY FIRM ON THE GEORGETOWN MOBILITY STUDY, AND WANTED TO SUPPORT THIS TEAM AND MY FELLOW NEIGHBORS, AND THIS RESOLUTION THAT HAS RECENTLY BEEN BROUGHT FORTH TO IMPROVE SOUTH SEATTLE BICYCLE IN THE STRUCTURE. SOUTH SEATTLE PORT AND STRUCTURE PROJECT AND POORLY FUNDED IMPLEMENTATION THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY. AND, I REALLY ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO USE STRONGER CONNECTIONS FOR THESE COMMUNITIES WHO REALLY NEED THEM FOR THEIR JOBS AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT EXIST IN THE CENTER OF OUR CITY, THAT SO MANY PEOPLE CANNOT ACCESS RIGHT NOW. BICYCLING AND WALKING HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN, BY FAR, THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE AND HEALTHY WAY OF MOVING THROUGH IN AND OUT OF THE PHYSICAL SPACES THAT WE LIVE IN EVERY DAY. AND, FOR MANY OF SEATTLE RESIDENTS, THESE ARE OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY DON’T HAVE. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION, TO BRING FUNDING SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN BE ENGAGED AND HAVE A HEALTHIER STYLE OF LIVING, THAT WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON HERE IN SEATTLE. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THE TOUGH BUDGET DECISIONS AHEAD, AND I THINK WE WILL LET DOCTOR PERKINS SPEAK FOR THE TRIBE WITH THE REST OF OUR TIME. >>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. DOCTOR PERKINS? JUST A MOMENT PLEASE. DAVID HAYNES AND NUMBER 29 IS STEVE DASCHLE. THANK YOU FOR COMING. >>THANK YOU. DESPITE EITHER ONE. JUST KEEP TALKING. >>IS THAT BETTER? >>YES. >>OKAY. IT IS NOW — FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS I HAVE BEEN WITH CECILE HANSEN I HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO THE TRIBE FROM THE SUQUAMISH RESERVATION, PEOPLE INVITED ME OUT TO AN EVENT AND THAT WAS ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO, BUT, THEY HAD SOME NEEDS AND, THEY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO EXPERTS LIKE MYSELF EVERY DAY. SO, I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE TRIBE AND I AGREED TO HELP SEE IF WE COULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE NEEDS, HERE IS THE REPORT, BECAUSE WE HAVE A COPY WORKING WITH DISTRICT 1, SHE HAS ATTRIBUTED SOME FACT SHEETS THAT WE HAVE COMPILED. MY RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THE DILEMMAS TRIBE WITH VERY LITTLE PUBLIC INVESTMENT, HAVE RIGHT NOW, THIS IS THEIR 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY SINCE THE HOSPITAL WAS BUILT IN 2009, AND OVER 50,000 PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE COME THROUGH THOSE DOORS. THEY HAVE COME THROUGH THERE WITH VERY LITTLE PUBLIC INVESTMENT, BUT THAT WEST MARGINAL WAY IS SO DANGEROUS AND WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE, TO CROSS THAT STREET, THE DANGER WITH THE SCHOOL BUSES COMING IN, WE ARE ASKING YOU ALL TO SUPPORT THE GREEN SHEET, SUPPORT THE D.O.T. PROJECT TO SLOW THE TRAFFIC DOWN, FROM FIVE LANES TO TWO, AND IT WILL BE A GOOD THING, AND PEOPLE CAN SAFELY CROSS THAT STREET. THERE IS PARKING ACROSS ON THE OTHER SIDE, PAVED THE SIDEWALK, IT IS TIME NOW, AFTER 10 YEARS OF PUBLIC BENEFITS, IT IS A REGIONAL ASSET ACCORDING TO COUNCILMAN JOEL McDERMOTT KING COUNTY COUNCILMAN. THEIR HISTORY IS SO INCREDIBLE. THEY ARE HONORABLE PEOPLE, QUIET PEOPLE THEY ARE CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE, ALWAYS TELLING ME TO RELAX, >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>BECAUSE, THEY KNOW THAT I HAVE TO ADD CUSTOMS, I’VE BEEN OUT ON MY ALL MY LIFE, ON THAT NOTE, PLEASE SUPPORT PUTTING THE 2 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE BUDGET TO GET THAT FIXED, AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOOD JOB, WITH THE NICHE YOU HAVE, I APPLAUD YOU. >>HOLD IS A SECOND DAVID HAYNES IS 27, STEVE DASCHLE IS 29, AND ED BRONSON IS 30. >>PLEASE GO AHEAD. >>CITY COUNCIL, GOOD EVENING. THIS IS THE MOST ABRASIVE DEVICE RACIST DIVISIVE BUDGET THAT 21st CENTURY HAS SEEN IN HIS NATION AND IT FURTHER IMPLODES SOCIETY. THE BUDGET PROVES THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL FOREVER BE IN VIOLATION OF POLICE REFORM. SEATTLE POLICE ARE BEING REPORTED OVERTIME TO BUY AT THE TARGET HOMELESS AS CRIMINALS, WHILE PURPOSEFULLY EXEMPTING LOW-LEVEL DRUG PUSHERS WHO DESTROY LIVES DAILY. DANS ATTEBERRY, THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR WHO MISLEADS, FAILED HIS OWN SISTER, WHO WAS A VICTIM OF THE DRUG PRESSURES AND SEX CRIME VIOLATED YET DANS HATTEBERG EMBRACES THE DISGRACED DESTROYING LIFE AS IF HE WANTS THE WHOLE COUNTY TO SUFFER THE LOSS OF HIS DEAD SISTER, AS HE CARRIED ASLEEP AGAINST EVIL EVIL DRUG PUSHERS THAT EXEMPT LIVES DAILY. CITY COUNCIL SHOULD STAND UP AND STOP SUPERVISING WITH THE DEVIL’S UNDERWORLD MINIONS. IN FACT WE NEED IS A FEMA SECURITY TEND TO FORCE THE BREAKING OF THE HABITS OF THE REPEAT OFFENDERS. IF YOU PUT THEM IN HOUSING THEY ONLY BECOME MORE RESTED AND SOPHISTICATED TO CONDUCT ON CIVIL WAR. ANYWAY. OKAY, YET THE HOMELESS INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX REFUSES TO HELP INNOCENCE EVER DRUG-FREE UPSTANDING BECAUSE THEY DO NOT QUALIFY UNDER THE RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE LENS THAT SCORNED EDUCATION OF HATE APPLY WHEN IT IS COMMITTED FROM FAILING. IT SHOULD BE CALLED THE RACIAL SOCIAL INJUSTICE LENS, HIRING IGNOBLE AND SOCIAL LEVER THAT THEIR SUBHUMAN MISTREAT WHILE SUBJECTING PEOPLE TO THEIR LIVED EXPERIENCE AS PROOF WE NEED A MASS FIRING OF LEADERSHIP TASKED WITH SOLVING SOCIETAL PROBLEMS CAUSED BY TREASONOUS AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLICIES. MAYOR DURKIN AS ATTORNEY GENERAL SABOTAGED THE 2012 POLICE REFORM BY SLIPPING SYNTHETIC DRUG PUSHERS STARTING THE IMPLOSION WE SEE TODAY THAT IS BEING FURTHER REWARDED WITH COPS ACTING LIKE A HERO TO BUSINESS, STEALING THE PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO FORCE THEM OUT. THERE IS MORE TO SAY BUT IT IS NOT FAIR YOU SHOULD REJECT THIS BUDGET OUT OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SOLVING THE HOMELESS CRISIS, NOT FURTHER PAYING OFF THESE SOCIAL WELFARE ACTIVISTS. >>THANK YOU. STEVE DASCHLE? HI, STEVE, ED BRONSON IS 30, AND DIA IS 31. >>GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS STEVE DASCHLE I AM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SOUTHWEST YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, COCHAIR OF THE SEATTLE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION. SHS C MEMBER THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR ACTIONS THIS SUMMER TO ENACT AN AUTOMATIC ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT FOR INFLATION ON ALL HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACT THROUGH HST. OF COURSE, WE SUPPORT THE FUNDING THE MAYOR HAS PROPOSED TO ACCOMPLISH THIS. THE MAYOR’S BUDGET ALSO CONTINUES FUNDING FOR CURRENT HUMAN SERVICES. WE URGE THE COUNCIL TO FOLLOW SUIT AND MAKE NO CUTS TO HUMAN SERVICES. WHAT THE MAYOR DID NOT INCLUDE IS THE FUNDING TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO CORRECT THE LONG- TERM LEGACY OF UNDERPAYING HUMAN SERVICES OF THE SKILLS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE AND INTEGRAL IMPORTANCE OF THIS WORK, TO BUILD WELL-BEING AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS SEATTLE. OF ALL EXPERTS CONCERNED WITH THIS PRECARIOUS STATE OF INEQUITY, AS WELL AS INTEREST IN REMEDYING IT. IT IS TIME NOW TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP. WE RECOMMEND THAT THE CITY OF SEATTLE IN COLLABORATION WITH PROVIDERS CONDUCT A PAY EQUITY ANALYSIS OF HUMAN SERVICES JOBS AS COMPARED WITH JOBS THAT REQUIRE SIMILAR LEVELS OF SKILL, EDUCATION AND DIFFICULTY. WE URGE COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES OF A ROBUST COMPARABLE WORTH ANALYSIS AND BENCHMARK JOBS. THIS WOULD REQUIRE 500,000 TO 600,000 IN 2020. WE ALSO SUPPORT THE FUNDING IN THE BUDGET TO IMPLEMENT A MUCH- NEEDED COUNTYWIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE. AND ENCOURAGE COUNCILMEMBERS TO INVEST IN THE FIVE ADDITIONAL ACTIONS OUTLINED IN OUR RECOMMENDATIONS WE SHARED WITH YOU. THE MEMBERS OF SHS D THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP TOGETHER WE AN BUILD A JUST AND THRIVINGCOMMUNITY TO MAKE IT OUR PRIORITY, INCLUDING BUDGET PRIORITIES. >>THANK YOU STEVE. >>>AFTER STEVE DASCHLE, WE HAVE NUMBER 30, GOOD TO SEE YOU, ALWAYS APPRECIATE OUTDOOR, DAVID TREE WHILE IS 32. THANK YOU POINT >>INCA COUNCIL MEMBERS, IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE, DEMOCRACY IS MESSY, ISN’T IT? YOU GUYS SUFFER SLINGS AND ARROWS, IF ONLY OUR COUNTRY COULD HAVE MORE CIVIL DISCOURSE, AND I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF THAT HERE IN SEATTLE. I PARTICULARLY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, AND COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO FOR THEIR APATHY — ADVOCACY. OTHERS AS WELL, THANK YOU TO MAYOR DURKIN, WHO HAS PROPOSED ONE-TIME FUNDING IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, TO HELP EMPHASIZE KEY CITY PRIORITIES. YOU WILL HAVE CITY PRIORITIES AND THE BUDGET TALKS ABOUT THAT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OUTDOORS FOR ALL, AN ORGANIZATION FOR 40 YEARS THAT HAS BEEN COMMITTED ON SOCIAL EQUITY FOR PEOPLE AND DISABILITIES. DISABILITY DOES NOT MEAN INABILITY. AND DISABILITY IS DIVERSITY. IF ONLY OUR CITY COULD IMPROVE ITS OWN ASSETS, OF COURSE, A KEY PRIORITY, IF ONLY OUR CITY COULD COLLABORATE COULD COLLABORATE WITH A NONPROFIT MATCHING EVERY DOLLAR FROM THE CITY WITH A DOLLARS AND OTHER FUNDING. IF ONLY THIS ONE-TIME FUNDING COULD CREATE AN INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY TREASURE, AND RENOVATE WHAT IS A COMMUNITY LIABILITY FOR 25 YEARS OF UNUSED FIREHOUSE AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER FOR ALL. FOR RECOVERING VETERANS, FOR CHILDREN WITH LIMB DIFFERENCE, FOR USE WITH AUTISM, FOR THOUSANDS MORE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, IF ONLY THIS WAS POSSIBLE. IF ONLY WE COULD TRANSFORM A DORMANT BUILDING AND TURN IT INTO A COMMUNITY TREASURE, THAT WILL BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND EVERYONE ELSE FOR DECADES TO COME. I AM HERE TO TELL YOU IT IS NOT POSSIBLE. IT WILL HAPPEN. AND WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOUR ADVOCACY FOR THIS ISSUE, FOR THIS ONE-TIME FUNDING, FOR CAPITAL FUNDS, IT WILL HELP THOUSANDS MORE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FOR DECADES TO COE. OUTDOORS FOR ALL FOUNDATION, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH ED, FOR BEING HERE. DSA, 31, DAVID 32 AND MICHELLE, 33. >>HI, GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS SABRINA VILLANUEVA, I AM A PROPERTY MANAGER AND I AM HERE VOICING SOME CONCERNS OF MY TENANTS. WE MANAGE SEVERAL BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN WITH HUNDREDS OF TENANTS, MOSTLY SMALL BUSINESSES, COMPANIES THAT HAVE 10 PEOPLE OR LESS. THERAPIST, PENNEBAKER, TIESHA BARBER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS. REGULAR EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING. AND, I AM SEEING FIRSTHAND, THE NEGATIVE IMPACT THAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES HAVE HAD. ON OUR TENANTS. TRESPASSING, AGGRESSIVE HARASSMENT AND BURGLARIES. THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING VICTIMIZED, THERE EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS ARE TRYING TO NAVIGATE HOW TO SAFELY COMMUTE INTO THE CITY AND THEY NO LONGER FEEL SAFE THEY DON’T WANT TO RENEW THEIR SPACES THEY WERE TO LEAVE SEATTLE. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHY. OUR BUILDING, ONE OF THE PROPERTIES WAS BROKEN INTO TWICE BY THE SAME INDIVIDUAL, THEY ROBBED MULTIPLE TENANT SPACES, THE POLICE IDENTIFIED THEM, ARRESTED THEM, AND TWO DAYS LATER, LET HIM OUT. HE CAME BACK TO THE SAME BUILDING, HE BURGLARIZED THE SAME BUILDING AGAIN. THERE ARE 21 OPEN BURGLARIES ON THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL. APPARENTLY, THERE ARE LAWS THAT NEED TO BE ENFORCED AND PEOPLE NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THESE ACTIONS. AND, THAT IS WHY WE SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, FOR CRIME PREVENTION, AND THE PROLIFIC OFFENDER INITIATIVE. IN ADDITION, OUR HOPE IS THAT THE COUNCIL USES THIS FUNDING TO PERSUADE THE CITY PROSECUTOR TO ABANDON A TOLERANCE POLICY THAT HAS LED TO THE DOCUMENT A PROLIFERATION OF REPEAT OFFENDERS AND CREATING A SAFE SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE. >>PLEASE, NO, PLEASE, EVERYBODY IS LISTENING TO YOU, WHEN YOU SPEAK AND I WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE DECORUM OUT HERE. PLEASE GO AHEAD. >>HI, MY NAME IS ERIN. I OVERSEE OPERATIONS AT MULTIPLE OFFICE RETAIL AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES THAT HOUSE ALSO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND LONGTIME RESIDENTS IN SEATTLE. SABRINA AND I WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE WE SHARED — OUR PROPERTIES WERE BOTH VICTIMS OF THIS GENTLEMAN THAT SHE SPOKE OF, THAT HAS BEEN TERRORIZING AND BURGLARIZING MANY DIFFERENT BUILDINGS IN SEATTLE. SO, I SPEAK ON BEHALF OF HUNDREDS OF TENANTS AND STAFF MEMBERS, WHO FEEL UNSAFE IN THEIR HOMES, IN THEIR BUSINESSES, AND PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT. IN 2019, IN A FOUR MONTH PERIOD, SEVERAL TENANTS AND MEMBERS OF OUR BUILDINGS FELL VICTIM TO THREE OF THOSE BURGLARIES TO THREE OF THE SAME INDIVIDUAL. THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE, OF THE SEVERAL PROLIFIC OFFENDERS THAT OUR PROPERTIES HAVE FELL VICTIM TO IN THE PAST YEAR ALONE. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THAT GENTLEMAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND RELEASED MULTIPLE TIMES DESPITE OUR EFFORTS TO HAVE HIM PROSECUTED FOR THE CRIMES HE HAS COMMITTED. WE HAVE GOT PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE IN EACH INSTANCE, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO SUPPORT OUR ATTENDANCE AND STAFF THAT FEEL UNSAFE, KNOWING THAT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO CATCH AND RELEASE PROLIFIC CRIMINALS LIKE THIS GENTLEMAN. WITH LITTLE TO NO ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS. SO, COLLECTIVELY, YOU KNOW, WE FEEL THAT MORE CRIMINALS WILL FOLLOW SUIT, KNOWING THAT THEY WILL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR BURGLARIZING, VANDALIZING, AS WELL AS ASSAULTING AND HARASSING OUR TENANTS AND STAFF AND RESIDENTS. I AM HERE TO SUPPORT THE INCREASE OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGET, SO THAT WE CAN SUPPORT THE RESIDENTS OF SEATTLE, AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THE CRIMINAL — TO THE CURRENT OFFENDERS AND FUTURE OFFENDERS THAT THE CITY OF SEATTLE WILL NOT TOLERATE VIOLENCE AND DAMAGING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. AND, THOSE WHO BREAK THE LAW WILL BE PUNISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW. I AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE DIVERSION PROGRAMS, BUT, I THINK THAT THERE IS A LINE THAT NEEDS TO BE DRAWN. >>AFTER DAVID, PLEASE. MICHELLE? 33, ALICIA IS 34, HEATHER WALKER IS 35. SO, PLEASE, DAVID. >>THANK YOU. MY NAME IS DAVID TREE WEILER, AND I AM HERE AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN, ALTHOUGH I AM A MEMBER OF THE CASCADE BIKE CLUB, AND I FULLY SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL, I WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE WORK THE COUNCIL HAS BEEN DOING TO MAKE THAT A REALITY. THIS COUNSEL HAS RECOGNIZED IN RECENT MEETINGS THE URGENCY OF REDUCING CARBON POLLUTION. WORDS SPOKEN ABOUT THIS AND I THINK THE COUNCIL IS ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL. GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF CARS MORE OFTEN, ESPECIALLY THING A PERSON COMMUTES, AND SHORT TRIPS. AS THE COUNCIL IS WELL AWARE THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DO THIS. BUSES, LIGHT RAIL, INCREASED BIKE USE, WHICH IS NOT INCREASING CARTON FOR STRUCTURE, WE WANT TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF CARS WE NEED TO MAKE IT MORE CONVENIENT TO DRIVE AND MAKE OTHER THINGS MORE CONVENIENT TO USE. I URGE THE COUNCIL TO DO THE FOLLOWING, WHICH ARE NOT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE, BUT I THINK THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMMEDIATE AND CONCRETE THINGS THE COUNCIL CAN DO TO SUPPORT THE BICYCLE PORTION OF THESE SOLUTIONS. NUMBER ONE, WORK WITH THE SDOC TO PUT BIKE LANES ON A 35th AVENUE NORTHEAST. I KNOW THE COUNCIL HAS HEARD A LOT ABOUT THAT, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME OPPOSITION TO IT, BUT I HAVE BIKED IN THAT AREA MANY TIMES, AND THERE IS A LOT OF BIKE USE UP THERE WHICH NEEDS TO BE DONE. FIND KEY CONNECTIONS TO THE BICYCLE MASTER AND LIMITATION PLAN. >>GOOD, CAN YOU WRAP UP DAVID? ANOTHER POINT OR TWO? >>YES. WE MUST USE CARS LESS, WE MUST TAKE SPECIFIC CONCRETE STEPS TO DO THIS, WE MUST MAKE PROGRESS FASTER THAN WE THINK IS CURRENTLY POSSIBLE. >>YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING DOWN TONIGHT. MICHELLE? AND THEN ALICIA AND THEN 35 IS HEATHER WALKER. >>HI, I AM A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER AND HOMELESS OUTREACH COORDINATOR AT NOVA HIGH SCHOOL BUT A RANK-AND-FILE MEMBER OF THE SEATTLE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, TO START BY SPEAKING FIRST IN SOLIDARITY WITH RAINIER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL AND IN COURT IN SUPPORT OF FREEDOM SCHOOL. WHICH IS A SUPPORTING STUDENT LED AND COMMUNITY BASED SOLUTION LIKE FOR TRANSIT PASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, FACILITATING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CIRCLES, AND TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND ADDRESS BIAS. NOVA HIGH SCHOOL IS A RECIPIENT OF PEOPLE’S BUDGET FUNDING LAST YEAR FOR LGBTQ HEALTH CENTER, NOVA 70 PERCENT LGBTQ IDENTIFYING, 41 PERCENT TITLE 11 ELIGIBLE, AND 40 PERCENT DOCUMENT BEARING, THE HEALTH CENTER HELPS US SERVE OUR STUDENTS, PEOPLES IMPACT ON BUDGETS AND SCHOOLS IS POWERFUL AND WE ARE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL. BUT, A LARGER NEED, JUST WIDE, THAT THESE ITEMS WILL NOT ADDRESS HIS HOUSING. WE ALSO NEED TO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL FOR EVICTIONS, TO KEEP HOUSED. WE NEED MORE PUBLICLY OWNED HOUSING. THIS IS WHY THE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION EARLIER THIS YEAR GAVE IT UNANIMOUS SUPPORT. CURRENT LEGISLATION PROPOSED. DUNES TO SUPPORT HER NEARLY 4000 STUDENT HOMELESS AND FAMILIES WE ALSO KNOW THERE ARE THOUSANDS MORE STUDENTS FACING HOUSING PORTABILITY IN THIS CRISIS. WE WERE HOPING THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THE PEOPLE OF THE FULL COUNCIL ON OF THE WORK THAT WE DID, MY COLLEAGUES AND I THIS SUMMER MET WITH FAMILIES AND PRINTERS AND WE HAVE A LOT OF STORIES, OUR UNION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THIS MANDATE FOR RENT CONTROL AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO MEET WITH MANY PEOPLE WHO GATHERED STATEMENTS AND HEARD THEIR STORIES, THEIR STORIES ARE THE STORIES OF OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR STORIES ARE THE STORIES OF A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SEATTLE. SO, PLEASE IF YOU COULD CONSIDER OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR NEED FOR RENT CONTROL THAT WOULD BE REALLY IMPORTANT THIS BUDGET SEASON, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING, MICHELLE. ALICIA, THEN HEATHER. THEN RAY, NUMBER 36. >>CAN YOU ADDRESS OUR TIME FOR HEATHER WALKER? >>I’M SORRY, WE HAVE ALICIA. >>. >>HI, I AM ALICIA ROBERTSON. WE ARE NICHOLS WILL NORTHLAKE RESIDENCE. GOOD EVENING SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL. OUR NAMES ARE KELLY McCLUSKEY AND LAUREN HARRY. DELIVERED NICHOLS WILL NORTHLAKE. IT IS A TINY HOUSE VILLAGE AT 3814 FOURTH AVENUE NORTHEAST. WE ARE COMMENTING TODAY ON THE MAYORS HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT PROPOSAL BUDGET. ON PAGE 182, THERE IS AN INCREMENTAL BUDGET CHANGE TITLED RECEIVING TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. PLEASE DO NOT SPEND THE $1.2 MILLION HST AND A WANT TO SPEND CLOSING OUR HOME AND A SECOND TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. ALL WE ARE ASKING IS THAT THE HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT, AND LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE LEAVE US ALONE. HSD SAYS THEY ARE WILLING TO HEAR OUR SIDE, BUT THEY ARE NOT READY TO WORK WITH US. THEY WANT TO SHUT US DOWN. SURE IT SOUNDS LIKE HSD IS JUST TRYING TO TELL US HOW TO BE HOMELESS. BUT, WE ARE ADULTS AND WE ARE TAKING CHARGE OF OUR LIVES. HSD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WE LIVE AT NORTHLAKE IS TOTALLY THE OPPOSITE OF THE WAY IT IS. HSD AND LEHIGH HAVE DESTROYED OUR CAREFREE HAPPY ROUTINE OF STANDING ON OUR OWN TWO FEET. WAS GOOD HAVE THE REALLY DONE FOR US? FORCEFULLY BULLYING AND INTIMIDATING IS NOT THE WAY TO HELP US. IT IS NOT HOW WE RUN OUR VILLAGE . IF ANYONE NEEDS A COPY OF OUR RULES, BY ALL MEANS, PLEASE ASK AND WE WILL GIVE IT TO YOU. WE ARE NOT CHILDREN MIXED UP IN HSD’S PROBLEM. THEY TO GET TO PLAY THESE CHILDISH IGNORANT GAMES. WE WANT TO BE DONE WITH THE DAMAGE LEHIGH AND HSD HAVE CAUSED. LET US LIVE UP NORTHLAKE, WITH GIFT OF GRACE FOR OUR CHURCH SPONSOR. MICHAEL STILL DOESN’T NEED YOUR OPERATING DOLLARS, WE JUST NEED THE LAND. >>MY NAME IS JOHN TREVINO, FROM ABOUT NICHOLS WILL NORTHLAKE, TOO. AND, I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO WHAT THEY SAID. IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THERE IS, YOU KNOW, NICHOLS WILL HAS EXISTED FOR 11 YEARS. IT IS ITS OWN CULTURE. I ALWAYS TELL A FRIEND OF MINE THERE, I CAN’T IMAGINE LIVING SOMEWHERE ELSE AT THIS TIME. YOU KNOW, WITH THE COST OF LIVING AND HE ALWAYS SAYS, MIGHT BE PROFOUNDLY HOMELESS, JOHN, BUT — I MEAN, I THINK THERE IS A PLACE FOR US, AND FOR LEHIGH. WE KNOW THEY ARE THE BIG DOG NOW, THEY ARE HERE TO STAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. HEATHER? DO YOU HAVE A GROUP? THANK YOU. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES. >>GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS HEATHER WALKER. AND, I AM AN ENROLLED MEMBER OF THE CHEHALIS TRIBE, AND A NEW RESIDENT OF SEATTLE AND I AM HERE WITH THE GROUP TO TALK ABOUT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DAY. AND, IT IS A CELEBRATION THAT IS COMING UP HERE SHORTLY, THIS YEAR IT IS ON OCTOBER 14, AND, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HERE IN THE ROOM HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THIS AREA AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE WHILE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE, WE ARE ALSO STRUGGLING WITH FUNDING, AND HAVING TO ASK AROUND FOR DONATIONS AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT DAY HAPPENED. THIS EVENING, WE GATHER ON THE ANCESTRAL HOMELAND OF MANY PEOPLES WHO HAVE LIVED ALONG THE SALE AT SEA SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL. PLEASE JOIN US AND CELEBRATE IN THESE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR THEIR ENDURING CARE AND PROTECTION OF OUR SACRED LAND AND WATERWAYS. SEATTLE, HAS BEEN HOME TO MANY MODERN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. MANY PEOPLE CALL THIS PLACE HOME, AND LIVED HERE WHILE MANY OTHERS REGULARLY VISITED FOR RESOURCES, CEREMONIES, AND FUN. THEIR ANCESTORS SIGNED TREATIES SUCH AS THE POINT ELLIOTT TREATY AND THE MEDICINE CREEK TREATY. TODAY, YOU MAKE ALL THESE FIRST CARETAKERS BY THEIR MODERN AFFILIATIONS OF DUWAMISH, SUQUAMISH, MUCKLESHOOT, SNOQUALMIE, DEVELOP, WARMISH OR PERHAPS YOU MIGHT CALL THEM CINEMAS TO LAYLA FOR NISQUALLY. YOU MAY FURTHER RECOGNIZE THE URBAN INDIANS THAT HAVE MOVED TO THIS URBAN LANDSCAPE, AND CALLED THIS PLACE SEATTLE HOME. THEY HAVE BEEN MOVED AWAY FROM THEIR TRADITIONAL HOMELANDS, AND CHOSEN SEATTLE AS THEIR PLACE, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES ME NOW. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO RAISING — I RAISE MY HANDS TO YOU, AND PLEASE ASK YOU TO FULLY FUND THIS DAY OF CELEBRATION, WITH ALL OF US. >>I AM HERE, IT IS CRITICAL THAT I AM HERE, TO VALUE OUR INDIAN CITY, AND OUR INDIAN COMMUNITIES, BY SUPPORTING RENT CONTROL, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY, MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN, AND THANK YOU GUYS, COUNCILMEMBERS, OR AS IN HAROLD FOR SUPPORTING THOSE. WE CANNOT CONTINUE THESE ATROCITIES THROUGHOUT INDIAN COUNTRY, SUCH AS HOMELESSNESS, INFANT MORTALITY, MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN. WE NEED TO DO BETTER WITH OUR BUDGET, MASS. OUR FIRST ASK OF $25,000 FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY WAS AT A MINIMUM. AS A CITY EMPLOYEE, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY HAS BEEN ERASED — SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENT FOR EMPLOYEES, AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO THAT TRAINING WHEN WE DECREASE OUR BUDGET, IT USUALLY AFFECTS PEOPLE OF COLOR FIRST, AND WE DID THAT WITH CLEAR QUEST. WE ELIMINATED TRAINING DOLLARS FOR CITY OF SEATTLE EMPLOYEES. SO, INSTEAD OF REMOVING THOSE TRAINING DOLLARS, SWITCH THOSE MONIES TOWARDS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY. SO THAT BOTH ARE COMMUNITIES CAN SUPPORT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY TO SUPPORT THAT DAY. IT IS TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR LAND, OUR ANCESTORS, THE DUWAMISH PEOPLE THROUGH THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, AND STOP NICKEL AND DIMING OUR NATIVE COMMUNITIES. THANK YOU. >>REAL QUICK I WANT TO INTRODUCE MYSELF MY NAME IS PATRICIA ALLEN, I AM ON TRIBAL COUNCIL AS AN ELECTED DELEGATE, AS WELL AS THE COALITION COMMUNITY ADVOCATE FOR CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB. I WANTED, REALLY QUICKLY, TO WRITE REMARKS THAT I AM ON THE COMMITTEE FOR AT THE UNITED INDIAN CELEBRATION, AND A LOT OF OUR FUNDING COMES FROM THIS AS WELL AND WE REALLY DO NEED THIS, WE ARE GETTING PACKED HOUSES OF PEOPLE TRAVELING FROM ALL OVER THE STATE TO COME HERE AND CELEBRATE WITH US THIS YEAR, TO LAYLA POUILLE HAVE THE HONOR OF PEOPLE FROM TO LAYLA COMING IN, AND JOINING IN SOLIDARITY. I AM ALSO ON THE MLK DAY PLANNING COMMITTEE, AND HAVE THE HONOR OF THAT AS WELL, AND I FELT REALLY EMPOWERED WHENEVER I GO THERE, SO IF YOU CHECK OUT THEIR BUDGET AS WELL, I AM NOT GOING TO COMPARE, I’M NOT GOING TO NAME THEIR BUDGET TO COMPARE, BUT I WANTED TO CHECK THAT OUT, BECAUSE, I WOULD LIKE FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO HAVE A GREAT IMPACT, AS WELL AS A SIMILAR OR COMPLEMENTARY TWO DAYS, LIKE MLK DAY. SO, THANK YOU. >>NEXT SPEAKERS, WE HAVE RAY, NUMBER 36, AND IT LOOKS LIKE TRUE — OR, TREY PROBABLY, NUMBER 37. AND LOU BELLA BOWEN, 38. >>GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS, I AM ACTUALLY A REPLACEMENT FOR RAY EO WHO HAD TO NOT GO TO THEM ANOTHER COMMITMENT, I AM IN IT A COUNSEL WITH ATTORNEY YOUTH AND CHILDREN. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PROGRAM, WHICH WORKS TO IMPROVE THE WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE BY ADVOCATING FOR THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS. BEFORE I DO THAT, I DID JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM, AND, COUNCILMEMBERS AS WELL, FOR JUST TAKING ACTION STEPS ON ADDRESSING THE HOMELESSNESS PROBLEM IN SEATTLE, I DEFINITELY APPRECIATE ALL THE ADVOCATES IN THE ROOM TODAY. WE, ATTORNEYS AT OUR AGENCY PROVIDE DIRECT LEGAL SERVICES FOR FOUR DIFFERENT PROGRAMS, CHILD WELFARE, JUVENILE COURT, YOU SEND FAMILY IMMIGRATION, AND USE HOMELESSNESS. I AM HERE TODAY ON BEHALF OF LEGAL COUNSEL YOUTH AND CHILDREN TO SEEK SUPPORT FOR OUR HOMELESS IS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM. THROUGH THIS PROGRAM WE PROVIDE CRITICAL HOLISTIC CIVIL LEGAL AID, SERVICES TO HUNDREDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 12 TO 24. THESE ARE FOLKS WHO ARE AT RISK OF EXPRESSING HOMELESSNESS IN SEATTLE. THE MAJORITY OF THE YOUTH WE SERVE OUR YOUTH OF COLOR, 20 PERCENT OF THE YOUTH IDENTIFY AS LGBTQ PLUS. AND, 17 PERCENT ARE IMMIGRANT YEARS AND 50 PERCENT ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. WE ADDRESS A NUMBER OF CIVIL AND LEGAL ISSUES, THAT DIRECTLY IMPACT YOUNG PEOPLE’S SAFETY, STABILITY, ACCESS TO EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, INCOME, AND HOUSING. SOME OF THE ISSUES WE ARE ABLE TO ADVOCATE FOR, ARE ALLOWING THEM TO ADDRESS ANY OUTSTANDING WARRANTS, ALLOWING THEM TO SEE SEAL CRIMINAL RECORDS, ACCESSING CHILDHOOD SERVICES WHEN NEEDED, ORDERS OF PROTECTION, NAME AND GENDER MARKER CHANGES, LANDLORD- TENANT ISSUES, AND HELPING BENEFITS. OVER THE YEARS, OUR REFERRALS HAVE STEADIL INCREASED AS WE HAVE CREATED MORE PARTNERS IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS YEAR, WE ARE REQUESTING, WE HAVE ZERO MONEY RIGHT NOW FROM THE CITY WE ARE REQUESTING $100,000 FOR THE 2020 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET, WHICH WILL PROVIDE 1500 HRS. OF DIRECT LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. >>>THE NEXT ONE, I THINK IT IS TREY ORTHO FOR ALL, THEN LOU BELLA BOWEN, THEN SEAN SMITH NUMBER 39. >>OKAY. JUST A SECOND, I THINK IT IS JUST ONE MINUTE, WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS. >>I AM TIRED READ HERE FOR ORCA FOR ALL, WITH THE TRANSIT RIDERS, ORCA FOR ALL ENVISIONS A NEW FUTURE WHEN EVERY RESIDENT AND EVERY WORKER IN SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY HAS AN UNLIMITED TRANSIT PASS, MAKING IT EASY TO CHOOSE PUBLIC TRANSIT. WE BELIEVE THAT MOBILITY IS A HUMAN RIGHT, WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT A RAPID SHIFT TO LOW CARBON MODES OF TRANSMISSION IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO AVERT CLIMATE CATASTROPHE. OUR REGION CAN LEAD AN INSPIRING DECISION AND SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS AROUND THE COUNTRY. SUCCESS WILL REQUIRE ACTION BY GOVERNMENTS EMPLOYERS AND INDIVIDUALS. TODAY, WE ARE CALLING ON CITY LEADERS TO STEP UP. THE CITY OF SEATTLE PROVIDES FULLY SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT PASSES FOR ALL DIRECT EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY. THIS PRACTICE IS CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY’S SUSTAINABILITY AND EQUITY GOALS, THAT’S GREAT, A+ FOR THAT WORK. HOWEVER, THOUSANDS MORE WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED FOR CITY AND COUNTY CONTRACTS. THIS INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS, AND EMPLOYEES OF HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS AMONG OTHERS. MANY OF THESE WORKERS DO NOT RECEIVE ANY TRANSIT SUBSIDY. THE RESULT IS THAT TWO-TIER SYSTEM WHERE DIRECT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RECEIVE FULL TRANSIT BENEFITS BUT INDIRECT EMPLOYEES DO NOT. THIS IS NOT ONLY INEQUITABLE FOR THESE WORKERS, IT ALSO CONTRIBUTES TO OUR REGION’S RISING CARBON EMISSIONS, POLLUTION, AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION. WE ASKED THE CITY OF SEATTLE TO ADOPT AS AN OFFICIAL GOAL THAT WORKERS EMPLOYED THROUGH PUBLIC CONTRACTS SHOULD RECEIVE TRANSIT BENEFITS. ESTABLISH A TIMELINE AND TAKE STEPS TOWARDS ACHIEVING THIS OUTCOME SUCH AS REVIEW AND STUDY THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF CITY CONTRACT, TO DETERMINE WHICH CATEGORIES OF WORKERS SHOULD BE PRIORITIZED FOR RECEIVING TRANSIT BENEFITS AND DIFFERENT POSSIBLE STRATEGIES FOR ENSURING THAT THESE WORKERS RECEIVE TRANSIT ASSETS. THAT’S FOR TRANSIT RIDERS UNION I WOULD SAY AFTER HEARING THE STORIES ABOUT HIM IS NOTHING WE SHOULD CONSIDER THAT WHILE WE ARE THINKING ABOUT WAYS TO DIVVY UP OUR HARD-EARNED MONEY, WE SHOULD LOOK AROUND AND OBSERVE WHO IS HERE. I DON’T SEE ANY CEOS OR ANY CONGRESS MEMBERS. LOOK AT US AND OF REMEMBER OUR FACES AND OUR STORIES, BECAUSE WHEN YOU GO BACK TO YOUR OFFICES AND DECIDE WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES IN THE CITY IT WILL BE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WHO MATTER. >>THANK YOU. >>NUMBER 38? WOULD YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF PLEASE? WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES HERE FOR THE SCREW. >>MY NAME IS BENJAMIN SHABAZZ, THIS IS LOU BELLA, THIS IS ILA BREMEN, DONNA JEAN, AND WE REPRESENT SOME OF THE RESIDENCE AT THE BRIGHTON APARTMENT IN SOUTH SEATTLE. >>THEY GO FIRST. >>THIS IS TO REPRESENTATIVE TO ALLAH. BRUCE HARRELL, THESE ARE WRITTEN PETITIONS OF PEOPLE AND RENT CONTROL. WE ARE HERE FOR RENT CONTROL TONIGHT. AND, YES. AND I’M HERE BECAUSE I WAS HERE LAST WEEK, SORRY WE MISSED YOU. SO WE DECIDED TO BRING IT TO YOU TO MAYBE HAVE TIME TO READ THEM. TO BRUCE HARRELL, WE LIVE AT THE BRIGHTON, I’VE BEEN THERE 15 OR 16 YEARS, RIGHT NOW WE ARE FACING THE DILEMMA OF BEING MOVED OUT BECAUSE OF RENT. WE ARE ALL SENIORS, THIS IS A SENIOR LED BUILDING, IT IS ALSO A BUILDING WHERE WE FIRST MOVED IN WE WERE CHARGED ACCORDING TO OUR INCOME, AND BECAUSE OF THE AREA THAT WE ARE IN NOW, IT IS JUST OFF THE CHARTS. IT IS MORE THAN WE CAN AFFORD. THE RENT IS SUPERSEDING OUR INCOME, WE ARE SENIORS, WE PAID OUR DUES AS SENIORS, AND NOW, WE ARE RETIRED AND NOW WE FACE LIMITED INCOME, AND WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO. WE ARE A COMMUNITY. WE HAVE BEEN THERE, EVERYBODY THAT HAS BEEN THERE, 19 OR 20 OR 22 YEARS, AND WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO MOVE. WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER, WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER, EVERYBODY KNOWS THEIR NEIGHBOR, AND WE LOVED BEING THERE, AND WE WOULD LIKE TO STAY, SO WE FEEL LIKE WE CAN SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ON RENT CONTROL, THEN WE WOULD BE HAPPY, I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT I HAVE BEEN THERE FOR THE LONG HAUL, I AM IN IT TO WIN IT AND WE IN THE END WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE, I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW, THAT I AM A WINNER. WE ARE WINNERS, IF WE STICK TOGETHER, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT, TO EACH OTHER, AND SO NOW, WE WANT TO PUBLICLY LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT WE ARE ON BOARD FOR RENT CONTROL, BECAUSE THIS IS RIDICULOUS. YOU KNOW? IT IS NEEDED, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO, SOMEBODY HAS TO SPEAK UP AND SAY SOMETHING OR IT WILL GO UNNOTICED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>WE WANT TO CONTINUE BY THINKING OUR COURAGEOUS COUNCILMEMBER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT TAKES COURAGE AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT TO SPEAK UP FOR WHAT THEY CALL THE LITTLE MAN. WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT. WE NEED RENT CONTROL. LIKE WE SAID BEFORE, WE RESIDE AT BRIGHTON APARTMENT, WE HAVE SENIORS THERE, VETERANS THERE, AND ALSO, PEOPLE THAT HAVE CHALLENGES. PHYSICAL CHALLENGES. WE LIVE IN AN APARTMENT COMPLEX THAT HAS 125 UNITS. PEOPLE LIVE ON LOW INCOME, FIXED INCOME, SOCIAL SECURITY, ET CETERA ET CETERA. SOME ARE ON DIALYSIS. MANY ARE SICK, AND DISABLED. THE MANAGEMENT IS TRYING TO DO A GOOD JOB. THEY ARE TRYING TO MANAGE THE SITUATION. BUT, IT WILL SOON BE OUT OF THEIR CONTROL. IF RENT CONTROL IS NOT ENACTED, OUR ELDERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE SCARED AND FRIGHTENED EVERY DAY, FACING AN UNSTABLE FUTURE. AND, WHAT THAT LEADS TO HIS ECONOMIC EVICTION THE ORDER OF THE DAY, WHICH WILL PUT OUR ELDERS OUT ON THE STREETS, PEOPLE ON DIALYSIS, PEOPLE OVER 90 YEARS OLD, PEOPLE ON WALKERS, GRANDMOTHERS AND GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHERS, BECAUSE IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO PAY THE RENT. RENT CONTROL IS A NECESSITY. WHAT DO WE WANT? >>RENT CONTROL POINT >>WHEN DO WE WANT IT? >>NOW. >>WHAT DO WE WANT? >>RENT CONTROL. >>WHEN WE WANT IT? >>NOW. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>MY NAME IS DONNA JEAN, AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU GUYS DECIDED TO COME HERE TONIGHT. YOU NEED TO HEAR WHAT THE PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY. IN REGARDS TO THEIR LIVELIHOOD. YOU REALLY NEED TO TAKE THE TIME , AND SACRIFICE THE TIME, WE WERE HERE ON SEPTEMBER 23, NONE OF YOU WERE HERE. SO, WE SAY, THANK YOU FOR COMING HERE, BUT, YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE LAST TIME, AND YOU CERTAINLY SHOULD BE HERE FROM HERE ON OUT. >>THANK YOU. SEAN, BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, WE HAVE GOT DEVON SILVER NAIL AT 40, AT EVAN WRIGHT IS 41 AND COULD I PLEASE ASK THOSE IN THE BACK WHO ARE — HAVE THEIR CELL PHONES ONTO EITHER MUTE OR — NOT BE WATCHING THE GAME WHILE THIS IS GOING ON. SO, WE HAVE SEAN, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, AND THEN DEVON, THEN LAURA, 41. >>GOOD MORNING, MY NAME IS JOHN SMITH I AM THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COORDINATOR FOR OCCUPIED NICHOLASVILLE VILLAGE. WE ARE HERE WITH A VERY SIMPLE ASK TONIGHT. IT HAS BEEN PAINFULLY CLEAR SINCE OCTOBER, OR APRIL, WHEN OUR VILLAGE WAS INVADED, AND THE MANAGEMENT TAKEN AWAY FROM US, THAT TRUE SELF-MANAGEMENT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE CITY, OR HST. WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR YOU TO DO IS SUPPORT REAL SELF- MANAGEMENT. WE ARE ASKING YOU, TO ALLOW NORTH LIKE TO STAY IN PLACE AS A SELF MANAGED COMMUNITY WITH A RELIGIOUS SPONSOR. WE ARE ASKING YOU TO HELP US FIND A LOCATION ON CITY LAND, AND WE WILL FIND A RELIGIOUS SPONSOR. WE DON’T NEED THE CITY FUNDING IN ORDER TO CONTINUE ON THE HARD WORK THAT WE DO DAILY. OUR JOB IS TO SAVE LIVES. LET’S GET BACK TO IT, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, SEAN. CAN I ASK DEVON, AND THEN LAURA WRIGHT AND JESSICA, NUMBER 42, TO APPROACH THE MICROPHONES? PLEASE GO AHEAD, DEVON. >>GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS, MY NAME IS DEVON SILVER NAIL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SEATTLE, WE ARE AN ORGANIZATION THAT AMONG OTHER THINGS IS TENANT RIGHTS TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND ORGANIZING IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. I AM HERE TONIGHT, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS, WE HAVE GONE OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOUR DISTRICTS AND PROVIDED TENANT EDUCATION AND OUTREACH WORK THROUGH A PROGRAM CALLED TENANTS RIGHTS BOOT CAMP. OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS WE HAVE DONE 45 OF THOSE ACROSS SEATTLE, WE HAVE DONE THAT ON A VERY MINIMAL BUDGET ON AN ALL VOLUNTEER BASIS, ALL OF OUR DONATIONS HAS COME THROUGH SMALL DOLLAR DONATIONS FROM PEOPLE HERE IN SEATTLE. AND, THROUGH THAT WORK WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP HUNDREDS, AND UTTERLY EVEN THOUSANDS OF TENANTS GET EDUCATION. WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP TENANTS FOR REPAIR ISSUES, WORKING WITH FOLKS FROM THE BRAIN DEPARTMENT ON THEIR ISSUES AS WELL. AND, I AM COMING HERE BECAUSE WE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE DOING THAT WORK IN A CONSISTENT WAY, WE NEED TO HAVE A BIGGER BUDGET. SO, WE ARE ASKING THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THIS YEAR, A DEFINED TENANT RIGHTS BOOT CAMP, THAT YOU EXPAND THIS KIND OF OUTREACH WORK WE ARE DOING, TO HELP TENANTS IN THE CITY. I ALSO WANTED TO COME HERE AS COCHAIR OF THE SEATTLE RENTERS COMMISSION, A COMMISSION THAT RECOMMENDED TO EVERYTHING THE PERSON APPEAR, IN APRIL, TO SUPPORT RENT CONTROL IN SEATTLE. WE DID NOT ACTUALLY JUST RECOMMEND COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. SO, I KNOW THAT FOR REASONS YOU AREN’T ABLE TO COME TO THE MEETING ON MONDAY, FOR THE RENTERS RIGHTS COMMITTEE, BUT I DO RECOGNIZE — I DO HAVE THESE BEAUTIFUL PETITIONS FOR YOU. I KNOW COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD WE TALK YOU ARE A TENANT ADVOCATE SO I KNOW YOU WILL LIKE THESE. I HAVE ONE HERE FOR YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, AND I HAVE LEARNED FOR YOU COUNCILMEMBER BACK SHOP. JUST READ THESE STORIES, I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO TOUCH YOU AND I KNOW YOU WILL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AND SUPPORT US IN SEATTLE FOR RENT CONTROL, BECAUSE WHAT DO WE WANT? >>RENT CONTROL. >>AND WHEN DO WE WANT IT? >>NOW. >>WHAT WE WANT? >>RENT CONTROL? >>WHEN WE WANTED. >>NOW. >>LAURA JUST A MOMENT PLEASE, JESSICA IS 42 IF YOU WILL LINE UP AND EMILY, 43. I POINT >>GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBER, MY NAME IS LAURA WRIGHT. I’M A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER EDUCATOR AND NONPROFIT LEADER PROBABLY REPRESENTING GREENER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL AND THE RAINIER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE HER I HAVE LIVED FOR 13 YEARS. I AM HERE TODAY IN SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET MOVEMENT, AND I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT UP TO PARTICULAR BUDGET MOVEMENT ITEM ON THE BUBBLE — ON THE BUDGET. THE RAINIER BEACH SCHOOLS PROGRAM. IT HAS BEEN 55 YEARS SINCE FREEDOMS SUMMER WHEN YOUNG REVOLUTIONARIES SOUGHT TO DISMANTLE THE MERCILESS WHITE THE PREMISES DOMESTIC TERRORIST STATE OF MISSISSIPPI. BY STRATEGIC MOBILIZATION THROUGH FREEDOM SCHOOLS, VOTER REGISTRATION, AND THE CREATION OF THE MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY. 55 YEARS LATER HERE WE ARE TO CONTINUE TO MYSTIC TERRORISM AGAINST LICHEN BROWN LIVES, WE KNOW THAT SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS ONE OF THE MOST INEQUITABLE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. THUS, SUMMER IS A CRITICAL TIME TO NOT ONLY ENSURE THE MARGINAL IS STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO HIGH- QUALITY PROGRAMMING BUT ALSO THE TIME TO INNOVATE AND MOBILIZE AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE PARTICULARLY IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. FREEDOM SCHOOLS IT IS A HIGH- IMPACT SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, AND LITERACY PROGRAM THAT HAS A BECOME A CORNERSTONE OF YOUTH LED ACTION AND EXCELLENCE IN THE RAINIER BEACH COMMUNITY IN 2015. SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT LITERACY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND HAS RECENTLY BECOME A POWERFUL TRAINING GROUND FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CIRCLE KEEPERS. I CAN OFFER SUPPORT TO ENSURE HUNDREDS CAN HAVE FREEDOM SCHOOLS. I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION IT IS THROUGH THIS FREEDOM SCHOOL INITIATIVE THAT WHEN SCHOLARS DECIDED TO PROTEST AGAINST THE INEQUITABLE LOCKS ON POLICY NOW WE HAVE THE VICTORY OF BEING THE LARGEST CITY IN THIS COUNTRY PROVIDING FREE YEAR- ROUND ROTATION DUE TO THE WORK OF OUR FREEDOM SCHOOLS PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTINUE TO INVEST IN MOVEMENT LIKE FREEDOM SCHOOLS POINT >>THANK YOU. >>JESSICA AND THEN EMILY AND THEN KIM, NUMBER 44? >>HI, MY NAME IS JESSICA STELZER, AND I AM HERE AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN FROM DISTRICT 3, HAPPY TO SAY THAT, WITH COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. I AM ALSO A PART WHILE WORKING WITH A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT GROUPS HERE HE TALKED ABOUT A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT I ALSO SUPPORT. AND I HAVE A LIST OF THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR ME, BUT I WANT TO SEE FUNDED MORE IN 2020. SO, I STAND WITH THE ORCA FOR ALL GROUP THAT CAME UP HERE, I DEFINITELY THINK THAT WE NEED THAT IN SEATTLE, AND ALSO WE DESPERATELY NEED RENT CONTROL SO I AM A PART OF THAT MOVEMENT AS WELL. I AM ALSO HERE WITH A POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP THAT I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO SPEAK BUT THEY ARE NOT UP HERE, WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD IDEAS, TO MAKE POLICE MORE ACCOUNTABLE, A FEW OF THEM ARE TO HAVE A DATABASE, LIKE THE POLICE HAVE FOR CRIMINALS, WE WOULD HAVE IT FOR POLICE. AS WELL AS HAVING POLICE LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY PATROL, AS WELL AS HAVING POLICE SERVE THE COMMUNITY, IN SOME FORM, I.E. THROUGH SOCIAL WORK, TEACHER, EMT, FIREFIGHTER BEFORE YOU CAN BECOME A POLICEMAN, THOSE ARE SOME IDEAS IN THE WORKS RIGHT NOW. I ALSO AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT SWITCHING OVER TO GREEN INDUSTRY, AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY CAN BE GIVEN NEW JOBS IN THE GREEN INDUSTRY, AND I SUPPORT BASICALLY ANY PLANS THAT THE USE CLIMATE MOVEMENT OR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OR PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE COME UP WITH. ALSO, I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE, AND MASS SHOOTINGS. AND, I KNOW THAT AT ANY RANDOM TIME I COULD BECOME A VICTIM OF GUN VIOLENCE, AND IN WASHINGTON, I AM GLAD THAT WE HAVE EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS, WHICH ALLOW FAMILY MEMBERS TO FEEL ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER IS A DANGER TO THEM OR OTHERS TO PETITION THE COURT TO HAVE THE GUNS TEMPORARILY REMOVED, THE PROBLEM, THOUGH, IS THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH FUNDING TO GET INFO OUT ABOUT THESE ERP IS AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SEATTLE GET THE INFORMATION IN THE BUDGET EASILY OUT AND AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY. JESSICA, THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>EMILY? FINALLY, ARE YOU SPEAKING AS A GROUP? >>I DON’T REALLY NEED FIVE MINUTES. >>OKAY. YOU GET A STAR. >>THANK YOU, FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU AGAIN TONIGHT. MY NAME IS KIM LUNDGREN, AND I AM HERE WITH THE VIETNAMESE SENIOR CREW FROM THE ENEMY’S SENIOR ASSOCIATION. AGAIN, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR COUNCILMEMBERS, ESPECIALLY CITY COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT WHO HAS SUPPORTED US FOR THE LAST YEAR. GRANTING US FUND, WE CAN GET TICKETS THAT HELP US WITH TRANSPORTATION, SO THAT WE CAN BUT DISSIPATE IN PARTICULARLY THOSE PROVIDING ACTIVITY AND CULTURAL BILL PROGRAMS. OPPORTUNITIES TO BE OUT OF THE HOUSE, THAT PREVENT US IT HAS HELPED US HAVING A HEALTHY LIFE. AND, THE REASON FOR THE VILLAGE, CANADA AND OREGON WHERE WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AMERICAN CUSTOMS AND CULTURE. TONIGHT, MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR OUR LIVES. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU AND THANK YOU FOR COMING. DID EMILY, NUMBER 43, DID SHE LEAVE US? EMILY? OKAY. 45 IS BARBARA FINNEY, THEN ADAM AT 46, AND CHRIS VAN OF 47. >>AND BARBARA FINNEY, MORE THAN HALF OF PEOPLE ARE RENTERS AND RENTS ARE SKYHIGH. FUNDING TINY HAS VILLAGES WOULD DIVIDE CRITICAL LIFE-SAVING HOMES TO PEOPLE WHO SLEEP OUTSIDE IN SEATTLE. THROUGHOUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD NAVIGATION TEAMS SWEEPS ARE CRUEL AND WASTEFUL. COUNSEL USES THE 10 MILLION SPENT ON SUITES, INSTEAD FOR TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. THE RENTERS RIGHTS COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING, SEPTEMBER 23, WITH 250 ATTENDEES, COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THAT COMMITTEE, BUT DID NOT ATTEND OR SEND A STAFF MEMBER IN YOUR PLACE. A CONSTITUENTS OF YOURS WERE HERE, AND TOLD STORIES ABOUT STRUGGLING TO PAY THE RENT, AND WHY THEY URGENTLY SUPPORT RENT CONTROL. WE PRESENT A PETITION SIGNED BY 12,000 PEOPLE, AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL READ THERE WHAT THEY SAY, THE LABOR UNION A FTE ADMISSION, AND THE SEATTLE MECHANIC SOCIALIST OF AMERICA AND THE SEATTLE TRANSIT RIDERS UNION. RESOLUTION. WE CALL ON YOU TO ENDORSE CITYWIDE ORDINANCE FREE OF CORPORATE LOOPHOLES. WHAT DO WE NEED? >>RENT CONTROL. >>WHEN DO WE NEED IT? >>NOW. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. 46, ADAM AND THEN 40 SECOND, CHRIS VAN . WE REPRESENT 5000 ACADEMIC STUDENT EMPLOYEES AND OVER THOUSAND POSTDOCS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. IT IS TIME FOR A PEOPLE’S BUDGET IN SEATTLE. PAYING ABOUT HALF OF THEIR WAGES TO THE LANDLORD, THAT MEANS PEOPLE ARE SCRAPING BY. GOING TO HEALTHCARE OR OTHER BASIC NECESSITIES FOR OUR PAYCHECK. WE KNOW THIS SITUATION IS UNSUSTAINABLE. WE NEED THIS BOND SO THAT WE CAN BUILD A LOT MORE QUALITY, PUBLICLY OWNED UNION BUILT ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. AND, WE NEED THIS TO KEEP THE CITY LIVABLE FOR WORKING PEOPLE. WE ALSO NOW, THAT BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS NOT ENOUGH. THE CORPORATE DEVELOPERS BUILDING LUXURY APARTMENT AFTER LUXURY APARTMENT, AND WAS WORKING PEOPLE, PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND LGBTQ PEOPLE BEING RAPIDLY GENTRIFIED OUT OF OUR OWN CITY. WITH RENT AVERAGING OVER $2000 PER MONTH, IT IS CLEAR. SEATTLE NEEDS RENT CONTROL. COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO IS A DISTRICT FOR WORKER I WAS DISAPPOINTED YOU DID NOT ATTEND THE SEPTEMBER 23 COMMITTEE MEETING ON RENT CONTROL AND WHERE IS OUR COUNCIL MEMBER NOW? WHY IS HE NOT HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE’S NEEDS? AS WE SAID OVER 12,000 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED OUR RENT CONTROL PETITION AND MY UNION AT 20 OTHER LABOR ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE IN SUPPORT OF THIS MOVEMENT, OUR VOICES MATTER, YOU AND OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS NEED TO HEAR OUR STORIES AND SUPPORT OUR STRUGGLE TO RENT CONTROL, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DELIVERING A COPY OF THE PETITION SIGNATURES, TO COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO’S OFFICE TONIGHT. HE IS STILL — HE STOOD WITH US BEFORE AT THE MEMBER SESSION WHILE THE POSTDOCS ARE FIGHTING FOR A CONTRACT AND WE ASK YOU TO STAND WITH US AGAIN NOW. >>THANK YOU ADAM. CHRIS AND I, THEN IMAGING WILLIAMS AND TIFFANY McCOY. THAT’S NUMBER 47, 48, AND 49 POINT >>THANK YOU. EXCUSE ME. IS THAT ON? THANK YOU. MADAM CHAIR AND — I AM A CONSULTANT IN THE TAXICAB INDUSTRY, I AM A CONSULTANT TO EASTSIDE FOR HIRE. THERE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN WHO SAID THERE WAS NO CEO HERE. I AM GERMAN PRESENT CEO OF THAT CARD TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. BUT, LAST NIGHT, I MAY HAVE LEFT YOU WITH THE IMPRESSION, THAT WE IN THE INDUSTRY HAVE BEEN IN THIS INDUSTRY FOR 12 YEARS, ARE OPPOSED TO DRIVER EQUITY WE ARE OPPOSED TO A PROPOSAL THAT RAISES FARES ON CUSTOMERS BUT TAKES THAT FAIR INCREASE, AND DOES NOT PUT EVERY PENNY OF IT, IN THE DRIVER’S POCKET. WE THINK IT IS ENTIRELY DISINGENUOUS TO TAKE THAT REVENUE, AND PUT IT IN OTHER CITY PROJECTS, THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BENEFIT THE DRIVER TO UNDERCUT CURRENT CONDITIONS IS BEING FORCED TO WORK OR HAS TO WORK AT WHAT ANY ACCOUNTANT WILL TELL YOU IS LESS THAN THE COST OF OPERATION. OUR INDUSTRY IN THE TAXI INDUSTRY, OUR VEHICLES SIT IDLE BECAUSE THE CITY MANDATES WE OPERATE AT 260 AS OF A MILE. UNDER CHAPTER 4060 SET FARES AT A DOLLAR 75 PER MILE. THIS WHOLE GREAT WONDERFUL PACKAGE FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE SOUNDS NICE. AND IF I WAS NOT 67, AND HAD NOT BEEN 50 YEARS AROUND THE BLOCK, AROUND THE POLITICAL BLOCK, I WOULD THINK IT WAS JUST A RATHER DEPRAVED ATTEMPT TO FILL A BUDGET HOLE, THAT CANNOT BE FILLED WITH A LESS KNOWLEDGEABLE SOURCE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU CHRIS. IMA JEAN WILLIAMS, AND TIFFANY McCOY, 49, AND THEN WE WILL GO ON TO JOYCE MONTY ON 50. IMA JEAN IS HERE, FOR 48, THEN TIFFANY. YEAH. >>APRIL’S BUDGET, PROGRAMS TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF OUR DIVERSE CITY, WHICH WE ARE SO PROUD OF, TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, HEAT, SHOWERS, WHICH IS WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO WITH THE HEAD PACKS, IN CASE HE SHOULD REMEMBER. HELPS PEOPLE TO FEEL DIGNITY. IF WE CAN GET MORE TINY HAS VILLAGES, WE WILL SEE THE NUMBERS OF OUR HOMELESS DECREASE , AT LONG LAST, AT LONG LAST. FREEDOM SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER, TO MAKE THINGS MORE FAIR FOR OUR KIDS. YOU KNOW, THE CORPORATIONS GIVE CASH GIFTS TO THE SCHOOLS. IS IT FAIR AND EQUAL? OF COURSE NOT. FREEDOM SUMMER SCHOOL WOULD BEGIN TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE EQUAL. IT IS A GOOD IDEA, AND WE SHOULD DO IT. LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANT DIVERSION. SOME OFFENDERS CAN BE HELPED BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES, WITH COUNSELING AND TRAINING. WE DON’T HAVE TO JUST LOCK THEM UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY, LIKE SOME PLACES WHERE THEY DO. ANY OF YOU EVER READ BRIAN STEVENSON? YOU DID? WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. WE WANT TO GO A DIFFERENT DIRECTION HERE. WE WANT TO HELP THE OFFENDER TO COME BACK. SO, THINK ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS SERIOUSLY, BECAUSE THEY WILL HELP OUR PEOPLE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>TIFFANY IS 49, JOYCE MONTY IS 50, AND THEN IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE NICHOLS HILL TINY HOUSE, NUMBER 53. >>THANK YOU. MY NAME IS TIFFANY McCOY, I AM THE LEAD ORGANIZER FOR REAL CHANGE, FOLKS ARE MANY OF YOU HAVE TRIED TO FIND A TOILET OUTSIDE IN SEATTLE AND BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL? AWESOME. WELL, YES, VERY WELL KNOWN. SO, REAL CHANGES ASKING FOR FIVE MOBILE PITSTOPS TO BE FUNDED IN THIS CITY BUDGET. I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD FOR AGREEING TO SPONSOR THIS LEGISLATION, AND FOR COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT FOR AGREEING TO COSPONSOR, AND I AM HOPING MANY AGREE TO SIGN ONTO THIS. YOU HAVE ME IN EACH OF YOUR INBOXES AND I HOPE THAT YOU GET BACK TO ME IN VENDORS, TO TALK ABOUT THIS PROGRAM. WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF THESE POSTCARDS THAT WE ARE COLLECTING AROUND THE CITY OF SEATTLE, I WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE TO READ A COUPLE OF THEM. AND UNABLE TO READ THE TOILET. ONE MOTHER WAS FROM POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND HER BODY WAS STILL RECOVERING FROM GIVING BIRTH. SHE COULD NOT FIND A PUBLIC BATHROOM AT PLANTER SQUARE ON A DAY WHEN SHE FINALLY CONVINCED HERSELF TO LEAVE THE HOUSE. SHE HAD TO GO BACK HOME. ANOTHER WAS OUT WITH A FRIEND, WHO WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR, AND CANNOT FIND A BATHROOM THAT WAS ACCESSIBLE. THAT SHOULD NOT BE THE CASE, ESPECIALLY POST ADA. ANOTHER HAD TO SEARCH FOR 30 MINUTES TO FIND A BATHROOM FOR THEIR FAMILY, AND THEY HAD TO END UP LEAVING DOWNTOWN JUST TO FIND A BATHROOM. HER SON ENDED UP POOPING HIS PANTS. ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL SAID TUESDAY MORNING, LUCKILY THEY FOUND A STARBUCKS AND SINCE THEY WERE WHITE AND THEY WERE NOT HARASSED BY THE EMPLOYEES ARE GLARED AT, THIS IS A FREQUENT OCCURRENCE, I HAVE HUNDREDS MORE OF THESE, I PLAN TO SHARE THEM ALL THROUGHOUT THE BUDGET. I WANT TO INVITE EVERYONE FOR AN ITEM FOR AN ACTION HEARING, WE WILL BE BRINGING IN PENNY BUCKETS AND POO ENERGIES ALL OVER THE PLACE, COME TALK TO CITY COUNCIL UP ABOUT WHY WE NEED TO FUND PUBLIC TOILETS FINALLY. DISTRICT FROM HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION WHICH IS AN ENDORSER OF THIS CAMPAIGN, THE ADJUSTMENT DOWNSTAIRS, COUNCIL MEMBER BRADSHAW, YOU WILL BE EXPECTING A LETTER IN YOUR BALANCING PACKAGE. EVERYBODY NEEDS A PLACE TO GO, CHEERS. >>THANK YOU TIFFANY NICE TO SEE YOU. >>EVENING, I’M JOYCE MODI, ADVOCATE FOR THE SEATTLE PEA PATCH COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM. I WANT TO EXPRESS THE SUPPORT FOR THE MAYOR’S BUDGET PROPOSAL ALLOCATING $3 MILLION OF THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX MONIES FOR THE PEA PATCH COMMUNITY GARDEN ENHANCEMENT IN NEIGHBORHOODS. THIS ONE-TIME EXPENDITURE WOULD BE A LIFE PRESERVER TO ENABLE THE CITY TO SAVE THE BALLOT PEA PATCH FROM BUILDING DEVELOPMENT. BALLOT PEA PATCH IS A STELLAR EXAMPLE OF HOW A COMMUNITY GARDEN BUILDS COMMUNITY, CREATES PASSIVE URBAN REFUGE FOR NEIGHBORS, AND ANNUALLY CONTRIBUTES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PRODUCE TO THE BALLARD FOOD BANK. THE COMMUNITY GARDEN PRESERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT FUND CAN ALSO AID IN GARDEN RELOCATION, FOR OTHER DEVELOPMENT THREATENED PEA PATCHES SUCH AS THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ON CAPITOL HILL, IN DISTRICT 3. GROH ASKS THAT CITY COUNCIL ALSO CONSIDER EXTENDING THE ONE-YEAR TIMELINE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF THESE FUNDS, TO ALLOW FOR ADEQUATE STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION, IN APPLYING FOR THE FUNDS. ONE YEAR DOES NOT ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR DEPARTMENT STAFF AND SEATTLE BEVERAGE TAX BOARD TO THOUGHTFULLY AND FAIRLY ADMINISTER THE FUNDS FOR THE PEA PATCH, FOR THE BEST OUTCOME, AND WITH MAXIMUM BENEFITS THROUGH LAND ACQUISITION, RELOCATION, AND CAPITAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS. PLEASE CONSIDER EXPANDING THE TIMELINE TO THREE YEARS. THANK YOU. AND GIVE THE NOMA HOME. IS BUT I LIKE IT. JOYCE, IS THERE A 53? DOES SOMEBODY HAVE 53? OKAY. MOVING ONTO 54, IS IT DINO? 54? 55? DID YOU SIGN UP, SIR? WHEN IT GETS TO BE YOUR TURN WE WILL LISTEN TO YOU. 55 IS JEAN DORSEY. >>GOOD EVENING, FINALLY, WISH I GOT HERE EARLIER. I AM HERE TO SUBMIT A BUDGET REQUEST. I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF AN ALL VOLUNTEER — VOLUNTEER TEAM CALLED THE SCOFFLAW MITIGATION TEAM SINCE 2011. AND, THANK YOU FOR HAVING YOUR STAFF MEMBER MEET WITH US TODAY, APPRECIATE IT. AND ALSO, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. AS DATA SHOWS, WE CONTINUE TO SEE BETWEEN A 32 JUST OVER A HALF OF THE UN-SHELTERED HOMELESS LIVING IN VEHICLES IN KING COUNTY. THE LARGEST SEGMENT IS IN SEATTLE. AT PRESENT, THERE IS NO FUNDING EFFORT, INTENTIONAL OUTREACH TO VEHICLE RESIDENTS OF ANY SUBSTANTIAL NATURE. THAT WILL PROVIDE THEM HARM RELIEF AND A POSSIBLE PAST TWO EXIT THEIR VEHICLES. WE HAVE PERFORMED SCOFFLAW MITIGATION SINCE 2011, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SEATTLE PARKING ENFORCEMENT, AND THE SEATTLE MUSICAL COURT, WE FURTHER ADVISE FUNDED NONPROFITS WHO ENCOUNTER VEHICLE RESIDENTS, AND HAVE NO STAFF TRAINED TO ADDRESS THEM. WE NOW WORK WITH LEAD AND REACH, THERE WE REMAIN UNFUNDED. THIS PROPOSAL ASKS YOU FIND THE SCOFFLAW MITIGATION, TO INCLUDE ATTENDANT HARM REDUCTION OPTIONS, AND THAT THE DOWNTIME BETWEEN SCOFFLAW REFERRALS, WE DON’T GET THEM EVERY DAY, WILL BE UTILIZED TO DO INTENTIONAL VEHICLE OUTREACH, GIVEN SPENDING ON HOMELESSNESS EFFORTS, THIS MIGHT BE THE PROGRAM OFFERING THE MOST FOR THE LEAST. AND OF COURSE, IT WOULD BE THE ONLY INTENTIONAL OUTREACH TO VEHICLE RESIDENTS BEYOND CLEANING TRASH ADJACENT TO RVS. PLEASE ASK US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW THIS WILL WORK. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW THAT WHEN COORDINATED ENTRY FOR ALL WILL REQUIRE CREATING PATHWAYS FOR VEHICLE RESIDENTS, DUE TO HUD RULES, WHICH HAS NOT OCCURRED TO DATE. THE SEPARATE KIND OF EFFORT WOULD ALLOW THE CEA TO MEET THAT REQUIREMENT IN SEATTLE. VEHICLE RESIDENTS ARE SIMPLE NOT GETTING INTO THE SYSTEM, SO THEY ARE NOT BEING COUNTED. >>THANK YOU, JANE. BUT I HAVE MY BUDGET ASK HERE. >>56 IS ERIN RANTS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE 57, 58 HAVE CROSSED THEIR NAMES OFF. 59 IS MATT McGREGOR. SO, ERIN IS NEXT, HI. >>HI, MY NAME IS ERIN RANTS, AND THANKS FOR LISTENING. I AM HERE AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN. THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE BUDGET, IS $12 MILLION FOR THEM THIS YEAR AT 17 PERCENT, INCREASING LAST TIME, IT WOULD BE BETTER FOCUSED ON MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, AND STATE PARKING, AREAS OVER THE NAVIGATION TEAM, AND CLEANUP CREWS. SALARIES AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR THOSE WHICH TAKE UP A CHUNK OF THE BUDGET, THE NAVIGATION TEAM IS NOT DOING MUCH TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE THE CLEANUPS, THE SWEEPS ARE DESIGNED TO WEAR DOWN THE RESOLVE OF PEOPLE, JUST TRYING TO EXIST IN THIS INCREASINGLY CORPORATIZED CITY, AND MOVE THEM TO SHELTER OR AWAY FROM SEATTLE. BUT, YOU WILL FIND THAT PUSHING PEOPLE FROM PLACE TO PLACE AND THROWING AWAY THEIR BELONGINGS DOES NOT IMPROVE THEIR LIVES OR MAKE THEM GO AWAY. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT PEOPLE’S NEED FOR INDEPENDENCE AND AUTONOMY IN THEIR LIVING SITUATIONS. AND, RESPOND ACCORDINGLY WITH SITUATIONS LIKE SAFE PARKING AND TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, AND OTHER SOLUTIONS WHICH I AM NOT MENTIONING, BECAUSE THEY NEED TO COME FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. AND, OF COURSE, MORE MONEY FOR HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>IS MATT McGREGOR NUMBER 59? EXCELLENT., AFTERMATH, WE HAVE 60, JOHN PERKINS. AND 61, LOOKS LIKE DEL PATTERSON. >>THANK YOU, HI. THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING TIME TO LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY. I SUPPORT RENT CONTROL, AND RENTERS RIGHTS, THANK YOU FOR RECENTLY PASSING MORE RENTERS RIGHTS, BUT, WE ALSO NEED TO FUND EDUCATION AROUND THOSE RIGHTS, AND HOW PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THEM. I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE TO PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE RENTERS AND TENANTS RIGHTS BOOT CAMPS IN THE CITY AND HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW TO NAVIGATE THOSE RIGHTS. WE WILL HAVE ALL THE ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO NAVIGATE IT IT DOESN’T HELP ANYONE. WE ALSO NEED TO FIND THE EDUCATION SECTOR AROUND THAT, ALSO, PLEASE GET MORE FUNDING TO THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS BECAUSE WHEN PEOPLE ARE DISSEMINATED AGAINST, AND HAVE COMPLAINTS, THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THOSE INVESTIGATED, AND RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE BACKLOGGED AND DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO DO THAT. SO, I WOULD URGE YOU, TO PLEASE GIVE MORE MONEY TO THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, AND THE GREAT WORK THAT THEY DO. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, I KNOW YOU MISSED THE MEETING, BUT I KNOW YOU ARE A GUY WITH A BIG HEART, SO I WANT YOU TO PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO READ THESE. [ LAUGHTER ] STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR RENT CONTROL LIKE I AM, MOST OF YOU KNOW ME AND YOU KNOW THAT I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT CITY AND DO ALL THAT I CAN TO HELP THIS CITY AND OUR RESIDENCE, AND I AND MY FAMILY ARE SOMEONE WHO WITHOUT RENT CONTROL MAY NO LONGER BE UP TO LIVE IN THE CITY. SOON. SO, PLEASE FIGHT FOR RENT CONTROL. WHAT DO WE NEED? >>RENT CONTROL. >>WHEN WE NEED IT? >>NOW. >>THANK YOU MATT. JOHN? JOHN PERKINS? GOOD TO SEE YOU, DEL PATTERSON, AND THEN TAKE A HOAX. >>THANK YOU COUNSEL AGAIN. SIX DAYS, 1789, 2018, 2019 30 REGO, 1789, THE TOWN’S CONSTITUTION WAS DRAFTED, THEY FORGOT A FEW THINGS, CITIZENS ORGANIZED AND ADDED 10 AMENDMENTS, SO IT WAS CLEAR IN THE PUBLIC DOCUMENT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT INTENDED FOR PEOPLE’S RIGHTS. 2075, THE STATE PASSED A REFERENDUM TO RAISE LOTS OF MONEY PART OF WHICH CAME TO THE CITY TO BUY CERTAIN PROPERTIES, WHICH THE CITY BEGAN TO SHARE OWNERSHIP WITH WITH NONPROFITS. 1975, WEST ALLMOND, WHO IS A MODEL MAYOR, IF ANY MAYORS ARE CURRENTLY IN OFFICE, WOULD LIKE A LESSON ON HOW TO DO THIS OFFICE, CONSULT HIS DEMONSTRATION. TREMENDOUS GOODWILL, PARTICULARLY FROM PROPERTY I REPRESENT, TO MUTUALLY OFFSETTING BENEFIT PROPERTY WHICH SHARES THE WORK OF THOSE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, RETURNED FOR A REASONABLE RENT AT THE CITY. THE CITY NAMED LANDOWNERS RESPONSIBLE FOR INITIATING REPAIRS AND UPKEEP. FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS, OUR ORGANIZATION THE CENTRAL AREA SENIOR CENTER HAS SPENT OF ITS OWN FUNDS $685,000, WHICH, BY PRACTICE OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN FROM THE CITY. MAYORS OF MENSTRUATION SAID THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO GIVE DEED CONTROL TO THESE PROPERTIES. IN 2018, IT WAS NOT IN THE BUDGET, THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL WITH A PASSED RESOLUTION 3.51816, SO THE PUBLIC AND FOLLOW ALL THE DISSONANCE, IT IS NOT IN WRITING, SO SOMEONE COULD SAY WE DON’T HAVE TO DO IT. I’M NOT GOING TO IDENTIFY HERE. IN 2019, AGAIN, IT IS NOT IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGET. PLEASE, PUT IT IN WRITING. TAKE ANOTHER RESOLUTION. I DON’T KNOW THE LANGUAGE, BUT GET IT IN WRITING SO THE PUBLIC CAN FOLLOW THE PUBLIC BUSINESS. >>THANK YOU. DEL PATTERSON AND JAMES LAUFER? 61, 62, 63. I DO NOT SEE DEL, PEGGY, YOU ARE UP. >>GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS PEGGY HODES, I AM IN A CULTURAL FOUNDER AND VOLUNTEER. I AM COMMENTING TODAY FROM THE MAYORS HUMAN SERVICES OF A PROPOSED BUDGET. ON PAGE 182, THERE IS AN INCA MENTAL BUDGET CHANGE, TITLED RESIZING TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. AT A TIME WHEN THERE IS A DESPERATE NEED FOR MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES THIS PROPOSAL INCLUDES A WHOPPING $1,200,000 PLUS, TO SHUT DOWN AND REMOVES TWO TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. THIS IS INSANE. IN FACT I ALMOST WONDER IF IT IS A TYPO. WE OPPOSE A CLOSURE OF BOTH THE TWO VILLAGES THREATENED, ONE IS NICHOLS WILL TINY HOUSE VILLAGE, NORTH LAKE. NICHOLS WILL NORTHLAKE CAN CONTINUE RUNNING WITH GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH AS ITS SPONSOR, THIS ARRANGEMENT ONLY REQUIRES THE LAND AND THE CITIES OPERATING COST, THE RESIDENTS WOULD BE THRILLED TO GET AWAY FROM THE HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION THEY HAVE SUFFERED FROM AGES D AND LEHIGH AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE WOULD BE SAVING MONEY. IT IS A WIN-WIN. AND, YES, WE NEED MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. BUT, HST’S PROMOTION OF ONE ORGANIZATION, LEHIGH, TO HOLD A MONOPOLY OVER EVERY TINY HOUSE VILLAGE AND THE CITY IS JUST NOT BEST PRACTICE. AND YOU KNOW IT. THANK YOU. MISTER LOCKARD? >>JUST JAMES, I DON’T GO BY MISTER ORSER. THANK YOU. >>MY NAME IS JAMES LOCKHART, AND I WORK WITH THE ORGANIZATION CALLED DRIVE FORWARD. I AM ALSO GOING TO SAY I WANT TO SPEAK WITH MYSELF AS WELL, SO THE GOOD THINGS THAT I SAY AS DRIVE FORWARD, THE BAD THINGS I SAY WOULD BE ME. FIRST OF ALL, THE — WHAT IS BACK UP. GHT, TAXES, LET ME DEACTIVATION, AND HOURLY RATE SHOULD BE SEPARATE FROM THE TAXES. WHEN IT COMES TO THE DNC. THOSE THINGS SHOULD BE SEPARATE, THEY SHOULD NOT BE THE SAME. I HAVE BEEN DOING WRITING — RIDESHARE FOR THREE YEARS NOW. I BELIEVE THAT THE ONES WHO SAY THEY ARE NOT MAKING AND EARNING WITH THIS ARE NOT DOING IT PROPERLY. LAST YEAR, I GROSSED OVER $100,000. WHICH IS A RECORD FOR ME, WORKING FOR MYSELF. SO, THE THING I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IS, I AGREE WITH THE HOUSING. YOU KNOW, WE NEED MORE HOUSING. I AGREE WITH THE HOMELESSNESS, AND ALL THE TRANSIT AND ALL THAT STUFF, WHAT I DON’T AGREE WITH, IS WHY ARE WE BEING TAXED, WHY DO WE AS RIDESHARE PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY FOR, BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING THERE FOR US. WE PUT ON THE TABLE, A $27.50 BASED PAY, THAT WOULD BENEFIT DRIVERS AND BRING BENEFITS TO DRIVERS DIRECTLY AND IT WAS TOSSED ASIDE BEFORE ANYBODY LOOK AT IT. I BELIEVE THE UNION IS GIVEN A LOT OF FAKE NEWS ON THE THICKNESS TO ME IS A LIE, THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING THESE DRIVERS, DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES STUFF THAT THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO DO AND THEY CAN DO AND THEY CANNOT DO IT FOR THEM. I AM ASKING A LOOK AT WHAT DRIVE FORWARD COMMITTEE PUT ON THE TABLE BRING US TO THE TABLE WITH HOUSING, TRANSIT, AND UNION, WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THIS BUDGET. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. RICHARD? NUMBER 64? CALVIN JONES NUMBER 65, AND RAYMOND LEE, 66. >>64? >>YES. IF YOU ARE RICHARD, YOU ARE UP. >>MY NAME IS RICHARD BROWDER, AND I DRIVE MY CAR FOR LYFT. I’M A RIDESHARE DRIVER. I DO PRETTY GOOD. MAYBE NOT QUITE THAT GOOD. I HID OVER 18,000 RIDES IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS. AND, I GOT TO KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE. IN THE CITY. THE THING I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THIS TAX, IT ALMOST FEELS PUNITIVE, BECAUSE WE WERE NOT A PART OF THE PEOPLE, I DON’T THINK IT IS FAIR, TODAY I HAD A YOUNG LADY I HAD TO TAKE HIM BECAUSE BUSES DON’T RUN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY, SO SHE COULD TAKE A NAP BEFORE HER THREE JOBS THAT SHE COULD PAY RENT. I THINK THAT THE RENT CONTROL WOULD BE WELL DESERVED BY THESE PEOPLE. I DO LIKE THIS JOB, I LIKE PEOPLE, MORE OFTEN, THAN IT USED TO BE, I GET A LINE RIDE WHERE I PICKED THREE PEOPLE UP AND TAKE THEM TO EITHER THE SAME , OR WITHIN A FEW BLOCKS OF EACH OTHER. I HAVE A HYBRID CAR WITH 50 CENTS TO THE GALLON, I TAKE SEVEN PEOPLE TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GO, A LOT OF THEM TWO OR THREE AT A TIME. YOU CANNOT TELL ME THAT I AM NOT LEAVING A SMALL AND — SMALLER CARBON FOOTPRINT THAN OTHER WAYS AND I GET TO SEE PEOPLE SOMETIMES ON THESE RIDESHARE KNOWLEDGE AND BECOME FRIENDS. AND, A GUARANTEE FOR DRIVING DRIVERS I THINK IS REALLY BAD, I DRESSED CAB MANY YEARS AGO, MANY DECADES AGO IN ALASKA. ONCE YOU KNOW YOUR THE TOWN AND APPLY YOURSELF YOU CAN MAKE A PRETTY GOOD LIVING AT THIS. THE PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT NOT MAKING THE MONEY, DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO THE PATTERNS OF THE TOWN, AND OR IN OUR SYSTEM IF WE GET A RATING OF THREE STARS OR BELOW YOU WILL NEVER GET PAIRED WITH THAT PERSON RIGHT OR DRIVER, AND SOME DRIVERS WON’T GET PAIRED WITH THEIR RIDES EVER AGAIN BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT DERIDED — RATED WELL. >>CALVIN JONES, 65, THAT LOOKS LIKE ANNA McCAULEY, 67 POINT TWO WE HAVE 65? NO? 66? JUST RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU CAN RECALL, SO THAT WE GIVE YOU TIME TO GET UP HERE. 67? 68? JOHNNY? GOOD, THANK YOU. JOHNNY, AFTER YOU IS JOSH CASSEL, I KNOW YOU ARE HERE. AND, HILLARY COLEMAN IS 70. >>HIGH COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY NAME IS JOHNNY I’M WITH SCOTT GREEN AND I’M ROCKING WITH ILLINOIS SEATTLE, I AM HERE TO REJECT POLICING AND SURVEILLANCE, THIS IS NOT WHAT MAKES OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. LAST FRIDAY WE SAW THOUSANDS EFFECTS OF THE CLIMATE STRIKE. THEY WERE CALLING FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. WELL, A GREEN NEW DEAL IS ABOUT TRANSFORMING THE EXTRACTIVE ECONOMY, THE ECONOMY THAT THRIVES ON PAIN AT PROFIT AND INTO ONE IN THAT CENTERS ON REGENERATION AND HEALING. SO, WITH THIS LOGIC THE CITY SHOULD NOT BE INVESTING IN MORE POLICING AND SURVEILLANCES WITH EPHESUS PATROLS. INSTEAD THESE FUNDS COULD BE USED TO SUPPORT REAL SOLUTIONS TO PUBLIC SAFETY. INCLUDING TRANSIT SO THE PUBLIC AND TO THEIR HOMES, GET TO THEIR HOODS, GET TO WHEREVER THEY NEED TO BE. INCLUDING FOLKS WHO DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DISPLACEMENT OR EVICTIONS OR STABILITY. WHEN FOLKS TO BE WORKING MULTIPLE JOBS TO KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD, WE ALL DESERVE LIVING WAGES. THAT IS WHAT PUBLIC SAFETY MEANS IN MY COMMUNITY. SO, LET’S STOP FINANCING HARM AND REINVEST IN AN ECONOMY THAT SERVES THE PLANET AND OUR PEOPLE. IF WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THE CARBONIZED IN THE CITY WE HAVE TO KEEP THE SAME ENERGY, AND ALSO REMOVE THESE TOXIC SYSTEMS THAT HURT OUR COMMUNITY LET’S INVEST IN OUR FUTURES ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT IS FAILING OUR PEOPLE, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. JOSH? JOSH? DO YOU HAVE A GROUP? ALL FOR GOING TO SPEAK? >>AS A GROUP, IS THAT OKAY? >>YOU BET. >>THANKS, GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. I WILL HANDED OVER TO BECCA FIRST. >>HI, I AM BACK I THINK IS AND WORK WITH THE TINY HOUSE TEAM, WE ARE GRATEFUL TO YOU AND OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY FOR THE FUNDING AND SUPPORT OF EIGHT TINY HOUSE VILLAGES IN SEATTLE. AS YOU KNOW, TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE THE PREFERRED SHELTER FOR PEOPLE BEING SWEPT IN THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN VEHICLES. 196 PEOPLE DIE OF LIVING ON THE STREETS LAST YEAR, AND WE BELIEVE AND HOPE THAT YOU DO AS WELL, NO ONE SHOULD DIE FROM HOMELESSNESS. THESE VILLAGES SHELTER CLOSE TO 1000 PEOPLE PER YEAR, AND HALF HIGH RATES OF ACCESS TO LONG- TERM HOUSING COMPARED WITH OTHER SHELTERS. THEY ARE COST-EFFECTIVE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE RETROFITTING OF THE JAIL, HARBORVIEW HALL AND THE NAVIGATION CENTER. CITY-OWNED PRIVATE AND FAITH- BASED LAND EXISTS TO ACCOMMODATE MORE VILLAGES ALREADY. THIS IS ESPECIALLY COST- EFFECTIVE GIVEN THE THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS WHO BUILD VILLAGES AND ARE EXCITED TO GET READY TO DO IT AGAIN. SITTING IN WAREHOUSES, GARAGES WITH NO PLACE TO GO. WE WANT THE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT THE ALLOCATION OF $6 MILLION FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS OF THE SOUTH LAKE UNION MEGA BLOCK OR OTHER SOURCES TO SUPPORT 10 NEW TINY HOUSE VILLAGES WITH 20 TO 60 TINY HOUSES IN EAST VILLAGE. 300 TO 500 NEW TINY HOUSES WILL SHELTER AN ADDITIONAL 800 TO 1200 HOMELESS MEN WOMEN CHILDREN AND KEEP THEM SAFE AND WARM HE DID TINY HOUSES WITH FACILITIES. PAID SITE COORDINATOR SIMILAR TO JORDAN AND CAMPSITE ENTRANCE. 500 WOULD BE OFFERED ON A SLIGHT REDUCTION MODEL WITH 27 STUFF INCLUDING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, WHO CAN HELP PEOPLE ON THEIR PATH TO TREATMENT AND RECOVERY. ALL VILLAGES WILL HAVE ON-SITE HOUSING NAVIGATORS AND CASE MANAGERS, THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR OTHER SERVICES. VOCATIONAL PROBLEMS PROGRAMS, STUDENTS, POLISH ELDERS AND OTHER GROUPS COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS. ALL VILLAGES WILL HAVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE COMPRISED OF BUSINESSES, NEIGHBORS, AND FAITH PARTNERS THAT WERE PRESENT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AROUND THEM. >>MY NAME IS NAOMI, AND I AM A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND A VOLUNTEER WITH LEHIGH. GEORGETOWN VILLAGE IS AN EXAMPLE OF AN INCREDIBLE VILLAGE ON CITY HOMELAND. COUPLES WITH KIDS AND PEOPLES WITH PETS. THE VILLAGE IS SELF MANAGED AND RUN BY RESIDENTS. AND REFERRALS ARE MADE BY THE NAVIGATION TEAM. TWO CHURCHES HAVE ALREADY OFFERED TO SPONSOR AND SUPPORT THE VILLAGE. KEEPING IT OPEN WILL SAVE $600,000 INSTEAD OF SHUTTING DOWN, MOVING, RELOCATING EVERYONE TO SET UP A NEW VILLAGE . SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE EXTREMELY DISRUPTIVE FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE. WHO CAME DIRECTLY FROM HOMELESSNESS TO FORM A TIGHTKNIT COMMUNITY AND STRONG BONDS WITH NEIGHBORS, BUSINESSES, LOCAL FAITH ORGANIZATION AND TRUST PROVIDERS. THE VILLAGE IS PERFORMING FAIRLY WELL WITH 39 PERCENT OF RESIDENTS MOVING INTO PERMANENT HOUSING COMPARED WITH OTHER SHELTER PROBLEMS THAT RANGE FROM FOUR PERCENT TO 20 PERCENT. THE GEORGETOWN VILLAGE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE RESIDENCE, THE GEORGETOWN NEIGHBORS HAVE EXPRESSED STRONG SUPPORT FOR THE VILLAGE TO STAY OPEN. AND, 71 PERCENT OF GEORGETOWN NEIGHBORS SURVEYED SUPPORT EXTENDING THE PERMIT. FROM THE VILLAGES ENGAGEMENT, WITH THE COMMUNITY, TO THE CONTINUED COMMITMENT OF EVERYONE WHO WALKS THROUGH THEIR DOORS, SHINING EXAMPLE OF THE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WE SHOULD ALL ASPIRE TO BE. PLEASE KEEP IT OPEN. >>I’M JOSH CASSEL, WITH LEHIGH. I WANT TO ALSO PLEASE ASK THAT YOU PASS COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT LEGISLATION. TO AUTHORIZE MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES IN SEATTLE. THE PUBLIC HEARING IS ON OCTOBER 17, I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT. WE NEED A TINY HOUSE VILLAGE ORDINANCE TO PASS, BEFORE THE END OF MARCH 2020, WHEN TEMPER — TEMPORARY CURRENT EXTENSIONS EXPIRE FOR THE VILLAGES THAT ARE NOT SPONSORED. RESULTS IS SUPPORT MORE FUNDING FOR THE FAMILIES FORCED TO LIVE IN THEIR VEHICLES, AND WILL NOT COUNT HERE OVER 2000 PEOPLE AND 19 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS WERE LIVING IN THEIR VEHICLES. WE ARE REQUESTING THE COUNCIL TO ADD 382,000 AND FUNDING TO SUPPORT SAFE PARKING. THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS BOARD RECENTLY VOTED TO SUPPORT SAFE PARKING AND I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER MUST GET A CHECKUP FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE FORUM A FEW MONTHS AGO TO SUPPORT THAT. I WILL JUMP BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE A BIT OF TIME LEFT. LEHIGH SUPPORTS THE REAL CHANGE CAMPAIGN FOR 1.5 MILLION IN THE BUDGET, TO FUND FIVE MOBILE PITSTOPS, I WANT TO THANK ALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT OF TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, AND FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY EXCELLENCE COUNCILMEMBER INDUSTRY SIZE, FOR HER SUPPORT OF THESE, AND THANK YOU AND HAVE A GOOD EVENING. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OKAY. 70 IS HILLARY COLEMAN, THEN WE HAVE ANDREW CONSTANTINE AT 71 AND MERRILL COUSIN AT 72. HI. >>HI, IT EVEN COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY NAME IS HILLARY COLEMAN AND I AM HERE TODAY AS STAFF WITH THE SEATTLE KING COUNTY COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO MAYOR DURKIN FOR INCLUDING THE REQUIRED FUNDS IN HER BUDGET TO ADDRESS HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACTS CAN KEEP UP WITH INFLATION AND WE TRULY THINK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR YOUR UNANIMOUS STARTS IN JULY TO TAKE IS IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY BUT NOT SUFFICIENT STEP TO STABILIZE THE VITAL WORK CARRIED OUT BY HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS. WE URGE YOU TO TAKE THE NEXT STEPS TO CLOSE THE WAY TO GET THE PEOPLE WHO PROVIDE SHELTER, HOUSING, SKILLED OUTREACH, AND GUERRILLA SOCIAL WORK SERVICES BY ALLOCATING $500,000 TO CARRY OUT COMPARABLE WORTH STUDY ANALYSIS OF BENCHMARK JOBS. ON A RELATED NOTE, AS YOU TAKE UP LEGISLATION TO REACH A CONSENSUS ON HOMELESSNESS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SIMILAR FORMAL COMMITMENTS MUST BE MADE TO ENSURE STABLE ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR THOSE WHO DO THIS WORK INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO PAY COMPETITIVE WAGES AND BENEFITS. WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO WORK UPON THE LEGISLATION THAT YOU AT CITY COUNCIL HAS PASSED. WE SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED ONE-TIME CAPITAL INVESTMENT TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF OUR MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS AND ARE ALSO GLAD TO SEE ADDITIONAL SKILLED NURSING STAFF, AND SUPPORTS FOR THE ILL AND ELDERLY PEOPLE EXPENSING HOMELESSNESS, WE ASK THAT YOU MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT IN EVIDENCE-BASED SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, AND NOT TO SQUANDER THE PRECIOUS PUBLIC RESOURCES ON SO-CALLED ENHANCED PROBATION AND OTHER UNPROVEN APPROACHES. WHILE ALL OF THIS IS IMPORTANT, WE URGE YOU TO BUDGET FOR ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS IN HOUSING IN THE FORM OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE, WHICH WE WILL BE PROVIDING ADDITIONAL DETAIL ONTO EACH OF YOU SHORTLY. THANK YOU, AND I HAVE A COPY OF THIS FOR YOU ALSO. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANDREW, 71, MERRILL COUSIN 72, AND, KATHRYN STANFORD AT 73. >>HI, MY NAME IS ANDREW CONSTANTINO, I AM THE ON-SITE COORDINATOR AT GEORGETOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. I SPEND A LOT OF MY DAY TELLING PEOPLE KNOW, EVERY DAY, ON HOW PEOPLE ASK HOW THEY MIGHT GET % PLACED INTO A TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. FOR EXAMPLE, JUST TODAY, TOTALLY TRUE, A YOUNG WOMAN TRYING TO GET CUSTODY OF HER CHILDREN ASKED ME ABOUT A TINY HOUSE, A DISABLED VETERAN WHO JUST LOST HOUSING, A MAN WHO HAS BEEN CAMPING ON THE STREET, JUST ENTERED TREATMENT FOR HIS ADDICTION. A WOMAN IS LEAVING AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP, AND A MOTHER OF FOUR SLEEPING IN HER CAR TONIGHT, I’LL ASK ME HOW THEY COULD FIND A TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT I HAVE TO SAY NO TO, BECAUSE I WAS VILLAGES FULL, LIKE ALL THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON WITH THESE BILLET IS WHAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON IS THAT THEY KNOW THAT A TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE A SAFE PLACE TO BE AS THEY SEEK GREATER STABILITY IN THEIR LIVES. LET’S KEEP THE CAPACITY WE HAVE AND CREATE MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. HELP ME SAY YES. >>THANK YOU. >>HAD A, I’M SUPPOSED TO TALK WITH ANDREW. I AM ALSO FROM THE GEORGETOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE. >>I’M SORRY, I DON’T HAVE YOUR NAME ON THIS LIST. >>THAT’S OKAY. I’LL JUST LEAVE MY STATEMENT HERE FOR YOU. >>A FEW WANT TO FINISH THE TIME THAT ANDREW LEFT, GO AHEAD. >>OKAY. I AM ALSO FROM THE GEORGETOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE, AND AFTER LOOKING AT THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR AND SEEING FUNDS SET ASIDE FOR THE RELOCATION SPECIFICALLY OF OUR VILLAGE, I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION, THAT IT SCARES ME. IT SCARES ME, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE 60 ADULTS, ONE CHILD, AND 21 PETS THAT ARE FINALLY FINDING STABILITY AT OUR VILLAGE. IT SCARES ME TO THINK ABOUT THE VULNERABLE ADULTS, THAT MAY FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS, EVEN WITH THE CONCENTRATED EFFORT AND RESOURCES TO PLACING VILLAGERS INTO HOUSING AND OTHER OPTIONS. IT SCARES ME TO THINK ABOUT THE TRAUMATIZED NEIGHBORS I HAVE WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT RETURNING TO THE STREETS OR WOODS OR SLEEPING IN A DOORWAY OR ASKED TO GO TO A SHELTER WHERE THEY DO NOT FEEL SAFE. IT SCARES ME TO THINK OF THE LOST RELATIONSHIPS, VILLAGERS GAINED WITH A CASE MANAGER WHO THEY HAVE GROWN TO TRUST, AND IT SCARES ME TO THINK THEY WILL LOSE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GEORGETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD, WHO HAS BEEN WONDERFULLY SUPPORTIVE OF OUR VILLAGE AND INVESTED IN THE SUCCESS OF OUR COMMUNITY. IT SCARES ME TO THINK OF SEATTLE LOSING CAPACITY FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO BE, AND I THINK WE SHOULD BUILD UPON THE SUCCESS OF THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, AND NOT LOSE WHAT WE HAVE. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. MERRILL? >>KATHRYN STANFORD 73 AND LYNN REED, 74. >>HI COUNCIL MEMBERS MY NAME IS MERRILL COUSIN AND I’M HERE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE COALITION ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE? TO SAY THAT WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORT THE FULL PORTFOLIO OF SEATTLE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION FUNDING RECOMMENDATION AND PARTICULARLY THE COMPARATIVE WORTH ANALYSIS TO ADDRESS THE HISTORIC UNDERVALUING OF HUMAN SERVICES. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT THE MAYOR INCLUDED THE CENTRAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE IN HER BUDGET PROPOSAL AND WE ASK YOU TO APPROVE THAT FUNDING. THE HELPLINE WILL PROVIDE IMMEDIATE, INFORM SUPPORT PROBLEM SOLVING SAFETY PLANNING AND INDIVIDUALIZED INFORMATION TO THOUSANDS OF SURVIVORS IN OUR REGION. MANY OF THESE CALLERS WILL NOT ACCESS ANY OTHER KIND OF SERVICE , EITHER BECAUSE IT IS NOT SAFE FOR THEM TO DO SO, THEY DO NOT NEED OR WANTED, OR, OTHER EXISTING SERVICE PROVIDERS LACK THE CAPACITY TO SERVE THEM. IT ALSO WILL PROVIDE A SIMPLE STRAIGHTFORWARD PATH FOR SURVIVORS FOR, FIRST RESPONDERS, MEDICAL AND HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO GET CONNECTED TO THE FULL RANGE OF SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. BY APPROVING THIS FUNDING, YOU WILL ALLOW SEATTLE TO LEVERAGE KING COUNTY LEVY FUNDS TO SUPPORT A PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL BENEFIT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. FINALLY, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR UNANIMOUSLY PASSING THE ORDINANCE EARLIER THIS WEEK WHICH RELIEVES A TENANT EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE FROM LIABILITY, FOR DAMAGES DONE TO A RENTAL PROPERTY BY THEIR ABUSER. FINANCIAL HARDSHIP FOR SURVIVORS HELD LIABLE FOR THESE DAMAGES AS YOU KNOW CAN CAUSE A CASCADING CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT ALL TOO OFTEN LEADS TO HOMELESSNESS. BY PASSING THIS LEGISLATION YOU REMOVE A BARRIER FOR SURVIVORS TRYING TO ESCAPE AND HEAL FROM ABUSE AND EVEN PORTABLY, THAT SURVIVORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ABUSER’S ACTIONS. THANK YOU TO COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS, AND TO ALL OF YOU FOR THIS REALLY GROUNDBREAKING POLICY AND MAKING IT A REALITY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU. CATHERINE, LOU REED, AND AND EVELYN CHOW. >>THANK YOU, GREETINGS COUNSEL, THIS IS KATHRYN STANFORD, AND I AM WITH,, THE FOLKS THAT OWN, MANAGE, AND THE SUPPORT FOLKS FOR THE BUILDINGS, OFFICE BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN. SEATTLE. I WANT TO FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE, I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU ARE AND I KNOW THAT WE SHOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THEM FOR THEIR HARD WORK. WE SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET PROPOSALS REGARDING PUBLIC SAFETY. THAT IS REALLY OUR FOCUS RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE GROWING CONCERNS FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES, OUR TENANTS, AND PEOPLE WHO PROVIDE THE PARKING CUSTODIAL AND SECURITY SERVICES TO OUR BUILDINGS. WE DEFINITELY SUPPORT THE NAVIGATION TEAM, AND ALSO, BELIEVE HAVING CSO’S DOWNTOWN ESPECIALLY, I DON’T THINK THEY WERE ALLOCATED FOR DOWNTOWN, BUT IT IS REALLY BENEFICIAL, FOR US, AND A CRITICAL LINK TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE RECOGNIZE THAT SO MUCH OF WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH, OR BEHAVIORAL ISSUES, THIS IS THE HELP FOR THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT. AND WE SUPPORT THESE PROGRAMS. I WILL TAKE MY HAT OFF FOR JUST A MINUTE HERE, AND SAY THAT I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS, 15 OF WHICH WAS AT PIKE PLACE MARKET WHERE WE PROVIDED MANY SERVICES FOR LOW INCOME, PARTICULARLY SENIORS DOWNTOWN, AND, BALLPOINT — BATHROOMS THAT YOU CAN ACCESS AS WELL. AND, I JUST WANT TO SAY, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SOLVE OUR CHALLENGES UNLESS WE FACE THEM TOGETHER. THEY ARE SIGNIFICANT. PARTICULARLY IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, AND, BY VILIFYING EACH OTHER, AND NOT UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER, I JUST DON’T THINK WE ARE GOING TO GET THERE, AND THAT’S DOES A TREATED SERVICE TO A GREAT COMMUNITY DOWNTOWN. THANK YOU. >>AFTER CATHERINE, LYNN REED, ARE YOU SPEAKING WITH THIS GROUP? >>YES, NUMBER 70 POINT >>THANK YOU. CATHERINE IS 73. SO, — YEAH, I’M 73. >>WELL, THAT IS ODD, BUT GO AHEAD. >>MY NAME IS DANTE. >>GO AHEAD.A POINT >>THANK YOU. >>SORRY GUYS, HOLD ON. >>HI, MY NAME IS DANTE, I AM THE COMMUNITY MEMBER IN SEATTLE, AND I WANTED TO BRING UP A TIME WHEN I WAS PROUD OF THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL WHICH WAS THE RECENT PASSAGE OF THE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT HOTEL WORKERS. IT WAS REALLY COOL TO SEE YOU FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEIR CONDITIONS THE MOST, WHICH IS THE MOSTLY IMMIGRANT WOMEN OF COLOR WHO ORGANIZED THE LEGISLATION THAT YOU ALL PASSED. SO, I WAS PROUD OF THAT AND I WANT TO BRING UP SOME THINGS IN THE BUDGET THAT I AM NOT PROUD OF, AND THAT I DON’T WANT OUR CITY TO FIND. AND, ONE OF THAT IS EXPANDING THE POLICE, AND NEW MONEY TO HIRE POLICE AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. I DO NOT THINK THAT SHOULD BE A PRIORITY FOR US. EMPHASIS TRAINING IS INCLUDED IN THE 2020 BUDGET, A LOT OF US HERE ARE NOTICING THAT, AND, INCLUDING THE SPD NAVIGATION TEAMS, WHO CLEAR HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS, WE DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT. AND THEN, JUST IN GENERAL, DEFUNDING MILITARY AND POLICE PRESENCE. OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, SEATTLE HAS SPENT $60,000 , SENDING POLICE TO TRAIN WITH THE ISRAELI MILITARY IN A REALLY DANGEROUS EXCHANGE OF TACTICS. SO, THINGS LIKE THAT, WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED FOOD AND HOUSING, ARE NOT TO BE ON OUR BUDGET. I AM ASKING YOU TO FIND INSTEAD THINGS LIKE RENT CONTROL, FOR THE ELDERLY FOR ALL, GREEN NEW DEAL, AND FREEDOM SCHOOL, SAFETY, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT EXPANDED POLICE SAFETY, I MEAN REAL SAFETY, WHICH IS HOUSING, FOOD, SECURE JOBS, LEGISLATION LIKE THE ONE WE PASSED RECENTLY. SO, THANK YOU POINT >>THANK YOU FOR COMING, DANTE. LYNN REED? >>GOOD EVENING CITY COUNCIL. THANK YOU FOR HEARING US ALL TONIGHT. MY NAME IS LYNN REED, I AM WITH THE TRADE ASSOCIATION GROUP, DRIVING FOR SEATTLE. OUR ADVOCACY CONSISTS OF PNC DRIVERS, HIRE DRIVERS AND TAXI DRIVERS. WE ADVOCATE AND INFORM OUR MEMBERS ON HOW THEY CAN SPEAK UP ON LOCAL AND STATE LEGISLATION. SO, HERE WE HAVE MAYOR JENNY DURKIN PROPOSING AN ADDITIONAL $.51 TAX ON RIDESHARE TRIPS IN SEATTLE. PUSHING THE TOTAL TO $.75 PER PICKUP. MAKING IT THE SECOND HIGHEST RATE IN THE NATION. CONSEQUENTLY, AN INCREASE OF THIS NATURE WOULD CAUSE A DROP IN RIDERS, LOWER DRIVE EARNINGS, NEGATIVELY IMPACT AVAILABILITY OF RIDES AND PRESENCE OF THE VARIOUS, AND CREATED A QUESTIONABLY ACCESSIBLE DRIVERS AND SOLUTION CENTER. THE MAYOR ISN’T CEMENTING THE MINIMUM EARNING FLOOR, THE NUMBER ONE CONCERN OF DRIVERS, CLEARLY A JERK AND IS NOT LISTENING TO US. OF THE PROPOSED $.51 INCREASE, A MERE 12 PERCENT WOULD BE DIRECTED TO DRIVER PROTECTIONS. THE OTHER 88 PERCENT WOULD PROVIDE A BUFFER IN THE MAYOR’S COFFERS FOR ONGOING CITY ISSUES. NONE OF WHICH DIRECTLY BENEFIT DRIVERS. MUCH LIKE THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX, INCREASES WERE PASSED TO CONSUMERS AND PROFITS ROUTED TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND WITH LITTLE ACCOUNT ABILITY. THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THIS TAX, THIS PROPOSED TAX, WOULD BE ANY DIFFERENT. THE MAYOR IS NACE TO THINK THAT THESE COMPANIES LOSING OVER $1 BILLION EACH QUARTER WOULD STEP FORWARD AND ABSORB THIS FEE. HISTORICALLY, PRICE INCREASES RESULT IN CONSUMERS PAYING MORE AND BASIC ECONOMICS SHOW THAT WHEN PRICES GO UP, DEMAND GOES DOWN. SO, WITH INCREASE PRICES WRITERS CAN EXPECT DEMAND FOR RIDESHARE TRIPS. DECREASE. THOSE WHO LIVE IN TRANSPORTATION DESERTS WILL BE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED, AND THERE ARE SOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS, THE MAYOR SAYS WILL BENEFIT MOST FROM THAT TAX REVENUE, LIKE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THEREFORE, IT IS CLEAR THIS IS A REGRESSIVE TAX. I AGREE, THE ISSUES OF TRANSPORTATION AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING ARE IMPORTANT, IT JUST DOES NOT AFFIRM WHAT IS IN TEXAS OR WRITER’S BEST INTEREST. MADIGAN SAYS THIS WILL PROVIDE DRIVERS PRODUCTIONS WITH THE NEW DRIVERS RESOLUTION CENTER. WHILE I SUPPORT THE DRIVERS RESOLUTION CENTER, I AM CONCERNED WHETHER THERE WILL BE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACCESS TO THAT PROGRAM. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS TOO MUCH UNCERTAINTY ON HOW THIS WILL BENEFIT DRIVERS. ONE MAIN CONCERN, BEING ANY INVOLVEMENT OF THE TEAM TEAMSTERS, WHO IN THE PAST HAVE FOUGHT AGAINST EVERYTHING PNC RELATED, EVEN GOING SO FAR AS TO PROPOSE A CITYWIDE DRIVER CAP OF 150 DRIVERS AT ANY ONE TIME. AND UNREASONABLE FAIR REGULATIONS. WAITING FOR DETAILS OF HOW THIS PLAN WILL BE AND LAMENTED AND ADMINISTERED IT IS UNSETTLING, CONSIDERING THE MAYOR’S STAFF TOOK MOST OF THEIR DIRECTION FROM THE TEAMSTERS, AND NOT A TRUE ADVOCACY GROUP. DRIVER ADVOCACY GROUP. LIKE CBO, THIS LEGISLATION NARROWLY QUALIFIES WHO CAN OVERSEE THE PROGRAM, AND IS CLEARLY STRUCTURED TISSUE IN A PREDETERMINED ENTITY. MOST DISAPPOINTING IS THE DELAY OF A MINIMUM EARNING FLOOR FOR DRIVERS. DRIVERS I HAVE TALKED TO, SAID AND EARNING FLOOR IS THEIR NUMBER ONE CONCERN, BUT THE MAYOR PUSHED OUT ANY DECISION FOR ALMOST A YEAR. TRY FORWARD PROVIDED ACTUAL DRIVER DATA SUPPORTING A FAIR MINIMUM EARNING FLOOR TO THE MAYOR BUT SHE IGNORED IT. DRIVERS WANT TO REMAIN INDEPENDENT TO MAKE DECISIONS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES. THIS TAX PROPOSAL BY THE MAYOR SEEMS DISINGENUOUS, WITH BARELY ONE 10th OF THE REVENUE ACTUALLY BENEFITING DRIVERS. IN THE FUTURE, I HOPE THE MAYOR AND HER STAFF LISTEN, AND CONSIDER WHAT WILL ACTUALLY HELP THE DRIVERS FEEL MORE SECURE IN THEIR PROFESSION. THANK YOU. >>I AM VIRGINIA, AND UBER DRIVER, AND I ALSO REPRESENT DRIVE FORWARD. I HAVE BEEN WITH UBER FOR THREE AND HALF YEARS, AND IN MY LITTLE MIND, IN MY EXPERIENCE, THE ISSUE STARTED WITH THE TEAMSTERS WANTING RIDESHARE COMPANIES TO BECOME UNIONIZED, AND THEY WERE ANGRY ABOUT TEAMSTERS AND TAXI DRIVERS WERE ANGRY ABOUT UBER AND LIFE TO MAKING MONEY. THEY WERE NOT TREATING THEIR OWN CUSTOMERS FAIRLY, THEY WERE NOT DOING THE JOB THAT THEY HAD BEEN SO WELL COMPENSATED, BEFORE, THERE ARE HORROR STORIES FROM EVERY RIDESHARE WRITER ABOVE THE AGE OF, SAY, 20 OR 25 POINT >>I’LL HAVE TO ASK YOU TO COME TO AN END. >>SORRY. >>JUST WRAP UP, FINISH HER SENTENCE. >>GOT IT. THE TAX BY AMERICAN IS A BAND- AID FOR THE TEAMSTERS, AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OF OUR LIVES OR IMPROVEMENTS, AND THE MONIES THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE BUDGET HAS TO BE THERE. SO MUCH REVENUE TO THE STATE AND THE CITY HAS COME >>I’LL HAVE TO ASK YOU TO STOP. THANK YOU. >>WHY PUT IT ON THE DRIVERS. >>IS A GROUP YOU HAD OVER FIVE MINUTES NOW. >>GOT IT PRETTY >>THANK YOU. SIR, I UNDERSTAND YOU HAD AN EMERGENCY, NUMBER 61. PLEASE STEP UP. >>YES, THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THAT. I HAVE TWO POINTS TO MAKE. I WANT TO GREET THE COUNCILMEMBERS HERE, AND THE CONSTITUENTS THAT ARE REMAINING , ON THE ISSUE OF UBER TAXATION, I THINK IT IS VERY UNFAIR. TESTIFIED BEFORE THE COUNCIL BEFORE, AND, IT IS A THING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY, I DON’T THINK THE MAYOR UNDERSTANDS WHAT UBER TECHNOLOGIES IS. NOW, I AM A SOCIAL SCIENTIST, HUMAN GEOGRAPHY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, WHO HAS DONE RESEARCH ON THIS, EXTENSIVELY. AND, I HAVE DEVELOPED A TERM CALLED INNOCENTLY IGNORANT, THAT MEANS, IT’S A NICE WAY TO SAY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY IS, THE CITY NEEDS TO LEARN WHAT UBER TECHNOLOGIES IS. INTRODUCING MYSELF AS DEL PATTERSON, BUT, YOU GUYS KNOW ME AS MINISTER PATTERSON, FOUNDER OF OUTREACH MINISTRY USA, WHERE I USED TO WORK WITH A GUY SINCE 1987, SUCCESSFULLY, MY UBER PROFILE HERE READS I AM THE WASHINGTON STATE DIRECTORY FOR THE LETTER AND JOF, I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS, I AM A NATIVE OF CONROE TEXAS, GREW UP HERE IN SEATTLE, 40 YEARS IN SEATTLE, I DROVE WITH UBER, NEARLY 3 YEARS NOW. AND, UBER PROVIDED INDEPENDENCE, LIKE DRIVE FORWARD, AS WE ARE DRIVING INDEPENDENCE. NEVER BEFORE HAVE I BEEN ABLE TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS I HAVE MADE, DRIVING UBER. THEY JUST SOLD THE COMPANY NOW, AND THINGS ARE CHANGING. I CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY WILL BE, BUT WE ARE LEARNING IT NOW, AND I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR JENNY DURKIN, TO FORGET ABOUT THE TAX. WE MAKE MINIMUM EARNINGS, LESS THAN MINIMUM EARNINGS, IF IT WERE NOT FOR MY TIPS, I COULD NOT SURVIVE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING, AND THANK YOU FOR WAITING. ALL RIGHT. SO, WE HAVE EVELYN CHOW AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE A GROUP GOING THROUGH >>WE ARE WITH THE CID COALITION. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS SUE CADE, I AM A 74- YEAR-OLD SEATTLE NATIVE. I AM HERE REPRESENTING DECRIMINALIZE SEATTLE. THE CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT COALITION, ALSO KNOWN AS HUM BELL, NOT HOTEL. I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SEATTLE RANGE OF GRANNIES BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO SING TO YOU TONIGHT ALL THAT WE HAVE A PERFECT SONG CALLED POLICE HAVE PERFECT VISION. TODAY I AM ASKING COUNCILMEMBERS TO REJECT THE 3.6 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT RICH INCLUDES THE PROPOSED HIRING INCENTIVE, COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS AND RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT. PEOPLE HAVE SAID ALREADY INCREASED POLICING AND SURVEILLANCE DOES NOT MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER. HAVING HUNG AROUND THE CID, I KNOW IT ALSO WILL NOT MAKE OUR COMMUNITY COHESIVE. AND WHAT WE WANT FOR OUR CULTURAL SENIORS. I HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE AND I HAVE WITNESSED THE OVER POLICING POLICE ON STEROIDS, AND, IT REALLY BOTHERS ME. THERE WERE POLICE CARS CONVERGED ON THE PARK 50 MILES PER HOUR, GRABBED A VERY VULNERABLE PERSON, LIKE WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT TODAY. THRIVING COMMUNITY. AND I ALSO WITNESSED, COMING DOWN JACKSON, THEY TURN LEFT AND THEY MUST BE HEADING TO SOTO, NO SIRENS BLARING, THAT I DON’T KNOW, 80 MILES PER HOUR. AND I AM JUST FEELING THAT THE SPD HAS HAD A REPUTATION FOR BEING ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR POLICE VIOLENCE, HARASSING HOMELESS, VIOLATING COMPONENTS OF THE 2012 CONSENT DECREE, AND I SAY, NO MORE MONEY UNTIL THEY COMPLY, I WILL HAND US OVER TO OTHERS HERE. >>HI, I’M ANNA CLUB STEEN, ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SEATTLE REGION GRANNIES, AND WE ARE VERY MUCH ABOUT HAVING BUDGETS, THAT PRIORITIZE OUR VULNERABLE NEIGHBORS, OVER THE NEEDS OF PREDATORY CORPORATIONS AND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPERS WHO WANT TO CRIMINALIZE POVERTY. IT APPEARS THAT OUR MAYOR WANTS TO CRIMINALIZE POVERTY, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED TO THAT. I AM SPECIFICALLY ASKING THE COUNCIL TO REJECT THE PORTION OF THE MAYOR’S BUDGET THAT CONTINUES EMPHASIS PATROLS BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WE THINK THERE SHOULD BE NO FUNDING FOR THAT. EMPHASIS PATROLS USE THE HIGHLY CONTESTED AND RACIST BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY THAT SIGNS OF DISORDER AND CHAOS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE A PRECURSOR TO MORE CRIME AND DISORDER, THE BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY HAS BEEN DISPROVEN, EVEN BY THE ORIGINATOR OF THE THEORY, AND SHOWN TO JUSTIFY AGGRESSIVE OVER POLICING OF POOR NEIGHBORHOODS. THIS PRACTICE LEADS TO MORE UNNECESSARY MISDEMEANOR ARRESTS AND JUSTIFIES RACIST AND CLASSIST STOP AND FRISK POLICIES. IN SEATTLE, THESE TYPES OF STOPS HAVE BEEN MONITORED SINCE THE 2012 CONSENT DECREE. TAKE NOTE OF THAT, 2012 AND WE ARE IN 2019 AND THEY ARE STILL NOT IN COMPLIANCE, THEY ARE NOT ONLY NOT IN COMPLIANCE, THEY ARE ACTIVELY FIGHTING IT AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE GETTING MONEY WHILE THEY ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THAT DECREE. SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO HAVE DISPROPORTIONATE STOPS OF BLACK INDIVIDUALS, AND WITH THEIR IMPORTANT RECORD OF ABUSING PEOPLE OF COLOR, THE COUNCIL SHOULD NOT FUND THE CONTINUATION OF THE PRACTICE THAT ENABLES RACIST AND ANTI- POOR PEOPLE POLICING PRACTICES TO CONTINUE. OVER PATROLLING AREAS WHERE HOUSES FOLKS ARE SLEEPING AND HANGING OUT IS INHUMANE, IT IS ANTIPOOR PEOPLE, IT DOES NOT SOLVE ALL LARGER CRISIS OF HELPLESSNESS FACING SEATTLE AND JUST TRAUMATIZES PEOPLE FURTHER. I WILL HAND IT OVER TO EVELYN, NOW. >>HI ALL MY NAME IS EVELYN I AM ALSO HERE WITH THE CRIMINALIZED SEATTLE, HERE TO: CONSUMMATE TO REJECT THE EXPENSE OF THE PROBATION INITIATIVE IN SEATTLE COURTS EXTENDING PROBATION EXPENSE SURVEILLANCE OR COMMUNITY MEMBER SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GET ARRESTED TO GET ACCESS TO SERVICES. PROBATION DOES NOT REDUCE RECIDIVISM AND FURTHERS RACIAL AND CLASS DISPARITIES IN THE EXISTING LEGAL SYSTEM AND IS PROPOSAL FOR EXPANDED RELATION COMES FROM AND I HOMELESS GROUPS LIKE SAFE SEATTLE, SPEAK OUT SEATTLE AND THE BUSINESS LOBBY, ARE CITY CANNOT AFFORD TO CATER TO BIGOTS WHO HATE POOR PEOPLE AND BELIEVE IT TOUGH ON CRIME APPROACH WILL CREATE MORE SAFETY. THANK YOU. >>WE ARE LIKE THE YOUNGEST PEOPLE HERE, SOME OF US CAME STRAIGHT FROM SCHOOL. >>DO WE HAVE JACK AND TANA HERE? I DON’T SEE HIM. JASON, 77? NAME IS ABSOLUTELY UNREADABLE HERE, 78? ANOTHER UNREADABLE NAME BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S BEEN SCRATCHED OUT. 79? PLEASE, TELL ME WHAT YOUR NAME IS? >>THOMAS EMMA. >>NEVER WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THAT. THANK YOU. OH JUST A SECOND HERE, DID YOU END UP SIGNING AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LIST, I’M SORRY I JUST INSULTED YOUR SIGNATURE. I CAN READ THAT, 79, THANK YOU. BUT IT WASN’T IN THE SPECIFIED AREA. HELLO CITY COUNCIL. I AM THOMAS AND I AM HERE TO ENCOURAGE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU TO REJECT THE $3.6 MILLION ADDITIONAL FUNDING TOWARDS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE NEED SERVICES, NOT SURVEILLANCE. POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS. WE LITERALLY HAD SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS COME HERE AND TALK TO Y’ALL ALONG WITH MANY OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE TAKING DEMOCRACY INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND ARE DOING THE WORK. WHAT THEY NEED IS MONEY. AND, WHAT THEY NEED IS MORE POWER, TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH THEIR OWN LIVES. WE DO NOT NEED — I’M JUST GOING TO BE HONEST. EVERY ADDITIONAL DOLLAR THAT GOES TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, FUNDS DEATH IN INSTALLMENTS. WE DON’T NEED MORE SWEEPS, WE NEED INVESTMENT, INTO COMMUNITIES, ESPECIALLY COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, AND LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES. WE NEED MORE MONEY GOING INTO THE GEORGETOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGE AND WE NEED TO INVEST IN THE FOLKS WHO ARE SHOWING UP AND DOING THE WORK DAY IN AND DAY OUT. WE NEED MORE SUPPORT, FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, AND WE NEED TO STOP CRIMINALIZING PEOPLE FOR EXISTING AS THEY ARE. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THEM, AND WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT — YOU KNOW, DEMOCRACY IS MAINTAINED, AND WE NEED TO PUSH FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL AND A PART OF THAT IS DUE MILITARIZING. A PART OF THAT IS GOING TO INVOLVE TRYING TO UNWIND THIS VIOLENT SYSTEM, THAT WE ARE BEING SUBJECTED TO, AND HONESTLY, BEING TERRORIZED BY. WE NEED CLEAN WATER, WE NEED FOOD, WE NEED A FUNCTIONING SYSTEM THAT LISTENS TO THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE, SUCH AS THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO SPEAK TO YOU ALL. I REALLY ENCOURAGE Y’ALL NOT TO INVEST MORE INTO POLICING. >>THANK YOU. NUMBER 80 WAS MICHAEL WOLF, AND I THINK HE HAS LEFT AND CROSSED HIS NAME OFF. 81 IS ED LAMBERT. IS ED LAMBERT HERE? VIRGINIA LEE? 82? IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THERE IS A GROUP, 83, 84 — >>I’M 83. >>OKAY. 83, AND AT? >>AND IT ALREADY SPOKE. >>OKAY. >>SWITCH NUMBERS. >>A BIGGER PARTING? >>WE SWITCH NUMBERS, AND IT WENT ALREADY. >>OKAY, WHAT IS YOUR NAME? >>MY NAME IS BOHNE VERA. I AM HERE AS A CONCERNED RESIDENT AND TAXPAYER IN SEATTLE. I AM HERE BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT THIS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET BECAUSE IT IS A KEY INDICATOR OF OUR VALUES AS A CITY. I AM ALSO HERE AS ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS WHO LOBBIED FOR THE ZERO USE OF DETENTION, FOR YOUTH RESOLUTION, THAT RESOLUTION WAS PASSED AS A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY COUNCIL, THAT Y’ALL CARE ABOUT THE OVER INCARCERATION ARE PRIMARILY BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND USE OF COLOR, AND I BELIEVE THAT HOW WE TREAT OUR YOUTH AS A FLEXION OF HOW WE TREAT EACH OTHER, AND CARE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. WE KNOW THAT THE OVER INCARCERATION OF LACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR AS WELL AS HOMELESS COMMUNITIES IS A DIRECT RESULT OF HOW ANTIBLACK RACISM AND A COMMITMENT TO PUNITIVE PUNISHMENT WHICH DOES NOT ADDRESS HARM IS PERPETUATED THROUGH HOW WE SPEND OUR MONEY. WHEN I SAY OUR MONEY I MEAN US, THE RESIDENCE OF SEATTLE. THE MONEY OF THIS BUDGET BELONGS TO US AND WE DEMAND THAT YOU REJECT THE PROBATION OF SEATTLE COURT, YOU REJECT THE INCREASED PATROLS BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND YOU REJECT THE 3.6 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR SPD WHICH INCLUDES THE PROPOSED HIRING INCENTIVE, COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS, RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT. WE KNOW THAT INCARCERATION DOES NOT CREATE SAFE COMMUNITIES FOR OUR YOUTH OR OUR ADULTS. ACCESS TO LEXIS EIGHT — SUSTAINING RESOURCES, HEALTHY FOOD AND HOUSING SET OF THINGS THAT WERE ADVOCATED FOR TODAY IS WHERE WE SHOULD BE SPENDING OUR MONEY, NOT AN OVER PLACING OUR COMMUNITIES THAT I AM HERE BECAUSE I HAVE HOPE THAT THE CITY OF SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL IS SERIOUS ABOUT A GOAL OF ZERO USE OF DETENTION FOR OUR YOUTH, AND A REAL COMMITMENT TO REDUCING HARM, AND CREATING SAFE COMMUNITIES ACROSS OUR CITY AND BEYOND BY INVESTING IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL, WORKER FOR ALL, HEALTH ONE, NONCOERCIVE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, COMMUNITY GRANTS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS PROGRAMS, GRANTS FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING, AND SUPPORT EFFORTS FOR LONG-TERM AFFORDABLE HOUSING. REENTRY SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE TRANSITIONING OUT OF DOC AND JAILS AND THE OTHER THINGS SPOKEN ABOUT TODAY. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>DOES SOMEBODY HAVE 84? >>HI, I’M GANESH BUFFALO. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK COUNSEL, TO NOT ONLY CONSIDER, BUT MAKE AN EFFORT, TO PUT ALL OF THEIR ENERGY INTO RECOGNIZING, THAT THAT WE NEED TO DEFUND THE POLICE. WE NEED TO REJECT ALL PROPOSED FUNDING, TOWARDS AN INCREASED AND HIRING OF SPD OFFICERS OR CSS. WE SEE THROUGH SPD’S EFFORTS TO HIRE MORE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF COLOR’S OFFICE, WE KNOW THAT THE PACKAGES THEY OFFER TO ENTICE OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE ATTRACTIVE AND HEFTY. THIS ENTIRE TACTIC IS FLAWED. WE KNOW THAT POLICE OFFICERS HARASS USE OF COLOR AND HOMELESS PEOPLE, DISPROPORTIONATELY. AND WHATEVER SPACE IT PUTS ON, IT SERVES TO ENFORCE THE INTERESTS OF THE WEALTHY AND THE RACIST COURT SYSTEM. WE RESISTED THESE EFFORTS DEFRAGMENT AND DIVIDE OUR COMMUNITIES. WHERE WE SEE INCREASED FUNDING GO TOWARD RECRUITING, HIRING, AND RETAINING POLICE OFFICERS. WE DO NOT SEE A SIMILAR COMMITMENT TOWARDS HOUSING SOCIAL WORKERS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER SERVICES WHICH ENSURE THE SAFETY HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. WE AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY THAT AN UNARMED NON-DEPUTIZED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE TRAINED IN CRISIS INTERVENTION SHOULD BE THE FIRST RESPONDERS ON OUR STREETS. WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD EVEN BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE POLICE FORCE. WE CALL ON THE FUNDING FOR CSO’S TO GO TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS AND CRISIS INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS, THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>DO WE HAVE 85? THANK YOU, DO YOU HAVE YOUR CARD. >>YEAH, IT’S IN MY SECRET ANDY J MARTINEZ. HI, EVERYONE, IT IS LATE. WE’VE ALL BEEN HERE FOR A REALLY LONG TIME. I GUESS, I JUST WANT TO ECHO A LOT OF WHAT I HEARD TONIGHT. WE HEARD A LOT FROM SOCIAL WORKERS AND CASE MANAGERS, WHO HAVE COME OUT OF HOUSE LISTENERS THEMSELVES, AND WHO HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND THEIR JOB DESCRIPTIONS, TO HELP THE PEOPLE THAT THEY SERVE, BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP. AND, IT MAKE NO SENSE THAT THEY ARE HERE ASKING FOR MONEY TO JUST BE ABLE TO DO THEIR JOBS. THERE ARE PLACES LIKE THE DAYBREAK STAR AND SHE SEATTLE CLUB THAT HAVE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY, AND HAVE PROVEN METHODS TO COMBAT THE PROBLEMS THAT THE CITY IS TRYING TO SOLVE , SO IT MAKES NO SENSE THAT THEY ARE HERE ASKING FOR MORE MONEY, WHEN THIS BUDGET IS ASKING FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, TO FUND MORE POLICING, AND MORE SURVEILLANCE FOR THE CITY. WHEN WE KNOW THAT THAT HISTORICALLY HAS NOT WORKED. YOU HAVE SEEN US HERE, FOR YEARS. I HAVE SEEN YOU HERE FOR YEARS. HEARING THE CALLS FOR THE SAME THINGS, AND SO, THIS BUDGET NOT — BUDGET IS NOT LIKE A BAND- AID, IT SEEMS LIKE, TO BE BENDING UNDER PRESSURE FROM ONLINE FACEBOOK GROUPS, ESPECIALLY THESE HATE GROUPS THAT I KNOW YOU YOURSELVES HAVE BEEN THE TARGETS OF, AND SO, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL READ THIS BUDGET AND HEAR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE HEARD TONIGHT, THE TIMES ARE CHANGING, IT IS AN ELECTION YEAR. AND SO, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL ALL WANT TO LEAVE A LEGACY, THAT IS HERE FOR THE PEOPLE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. DO WE HAVE AN 86? 87? 88? 89? TOLERANCE. NO 86 THROUGH 88? 89? OKAY, MOVING TO THE 10th PAGE, CECILY BAILEY? NUMBER 90? 91? OH, THAT WAS MISTER BUFFALO WHO ALREADY HAS SPOKEN. 92? >>HI. NINE MY NAME IS DOWNTOWN, I AM A RESIDENT OF SEATTLE AND THE CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE AT HOUSING PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF THE MYSTIC VIOLENCE. — SURVIVORS OF THE MYSTIC VIOLENCE. I AM HERE TO ASK YOU TO REJECT SEATTLE’S EXPANSION OF LAW- ENFORCEMENT IN THE NAME OF REFORM AND INSTEAD INVEST THAT MONEY INTO RENT CONTROL, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMS, MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY, GREEN NEW DEAL, AND ORCA FOR ALL. PROGRAMS THAT ACTUALLY ENSURE THAT THE CITY IS HEALTHY, THAT THE FAMILIES AND YOUTH OF THE CITY SUCCEED. AS A CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE, WORKING AT A SHELTER, I HAVE SEEN HOW MOST TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMS, ESPECIALLY ONFIDENTIAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS, HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED DUE TO FUNDING. THE TRUTH IS THAT THIS LEADS TO SHELTER HAPPENING FOR A LOT OF FAMILIES. YOU SEE KIDS STARTING FROM KINDERGARTEN, SWITCHING SCHOOLS, HOMES, EVERY YEAR, DEPENDING ON THEIR STAY AT THE SHELTER AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM. THIS IS IN YOUR POWER TO CHANGE. THERE ARE PROVEN SUCCESS STORIES OF HOME TO SCHOOL VOUCHERS, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT THE SCHOOL WILL WORK WITH SHELTERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO ALLOCATE SECTION 8 VOUCHERS TO FAMILIES WHERE THEY CAN STAY INSIDE THEIR SCHOOL AREAS, SO THEY HAVE STABLE HOUSING, STABLE SCHOOL UNTIL GRADUATION. THERE WAS A CASE OF THIS, WHERE A MOTHER WAS TELLING ME, THAT SHE WAS SITTING WITH 13, IN THEIR LIVING ROOM, AT THIS NEW PERMANENT HOUSING THAT THEY HAD, SHE SAID WE ARE GOING TO STAY HERE LIKE THIS IS OUR HOME NOW, AND HE SHOOK HIS HEAD AND SAID I DON’T BELIEVE YOU. THIS IS NOT WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SOME OF THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. SO, IT IS IS A SUCCESS STORY, BUT IT IS STILL SAD, AND THEN, THERE’S OTHER STORIES, WHERE — >>I WILL ASK YOU TO WRAP UP? >>OH, YEAH. SO, I URGE YOU TO ACT WITH RESPONSIBILITY TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS, AND TWO, INSTEAD OF ENABLING AND ACTING RACISM BY FUNDING LAW-ENFORCEMENT, TO BE ABLE TO LOOK INTO THE EYES OF FAMILIES AND YOUTH AND TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTABLE TO THEM. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 95, M PAIN? 95? DANTE HAS ARTIE SPOKEN, THAT IS 96. NO, SORRY? PLEASE. >>HI, MY NAME IS EUAI. AS STATED EARLIER, USE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, SEEING AS WE ARE THE YOUNGEST PEOPLE IN THE ROOM, SOME OF US AND WE CAME STRAIGHT FROM SCHOOL, AND WE ARE HERE, AWAY AFTER THEN WE SHOULD BE, TO TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE NO INTEREST IN ADDING MORE MONEY INTO THE POLICE BUDGET. I WORK WITH PRIMARILY USE OF COLOR, WITH YOU SPEAK SEATTLE, AND, LIKE, I SEE MY STUDENTS LOSING HOPE, THE LONGER THAT THEY STAY HERE. IN FACT, IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, LIKE, DURING THE NOVEMBER, 2016 LIKE ELECTIONS, WE HAD TO DUST, SEVERAL OF THEM WERE ACCOSTED BY THE SEATTLE POLICE EPARTMENT, WHEN THEY TRIED TO TAKE PART. AND WHILE IT IS ENCOURAGING TO SEE THE CLIMATE STRIKE AND TO SEE SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE OUT THERE, A LOT OF BLACK AND BROWN YOUTH OF COLOR ARE LOSING HOPE, TO KEEP LIVING HERE, BECAUSE IT IS SO DANGEROUS TO LIVE HERE. EVERYONE I KNOW HAS EITHER BEEN INCARCERATED, ARRESTED, AND THEY ARE ALL UNDER 18? I’VE HAD TO GIVE THEM THE TALK AS TO WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IS THEY GET ARRESTED. AS TO WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IF THEIR PARENTS GET ARRESTED, OR LIKE THEY ARE JUST OUT IN THE STREET, OR JUST LAUGHING IN A SUPERMARKET. THE AMOUNT OF POLICING THAT HAPPENS ESPECIALLY WITH BLACK MEN, AND BLACK WOMEN, OR BLACK STUDENTS IN GENERAL WITH GROCERY STORES, AROUND THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, IF YOU ARE A STUDENT WITH A BACKPACK, WE CANNOT ALLOW YOU IN MORE THAN GROUPS OF THREE. CASUAL RACISM LIKE THAT, AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS GOING TO TAKE FOR YOU GUYS, I DON’T KNOW WHAT WORDS TO SAY TO YOU TO MAKE YOU TAKE USE OF COLORS LESS SERIOUSLY. THIS IS ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. THE LAST PERSON ON OUR LIST IS THE HONORABLE MICHAEL B FULLER. >>I MUST CONTINUE IN PRAYER, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY, I’M 60 YEARS OLD. NOW, I HAVE FOUGHT SO MANY YEARS , TO DECREASE HOMELESSNESS, AND THIS NEW CITY COUNCIL, AT THE TIME OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, 2009 3000 FIREFIGHTERS US AND 1900, GEORGE W. BUSH WHO SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY, DURING WORLD WAR II. JUNE 6 1944, DURING WORLD WAR II. JUNE 19, JUNE 6, 1944, AND JOHNNY FULLER, WHO SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE DURING BOTH KOREAN WAR AND THE VIETNAM WAR. AND THEN YOU TURN AROUND HERE, .80, OATH OF OFFICE 2.24 OH, RCW 8.40 201, YOU HOLD ON THAT AND RCW 98 POINT 36080 MALICIOUS HARASSMENT AND RCW 4.252020 MEETING ACTIVITIES INCOMPATIBLE WITH PUBLIC DUTY, AND RCW 49.6 SCO, FREEDOM FROM THIS COMMISSION. AND 59.18 020, WRITES AND OBLIGATIONS IMPOSED IN GOOD FAITH IMPOSED. Ã28.500, PERVASIVENESS AND WRONGDOING, WITHIN CORPORATION, SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL, NINEÃ28 POINT 600 POINT >>THANK YOU REVEREND. THE HONORABLE MISTER FULLER, THANK YOU. >>>>GO AHEAD AND CUT HIM OFF. THANK YOU, AND THANK YOU ALL FOR STAND STAYING TO THE END. I APPRECIATE YOU ALL, COLLEAGUES THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED. >>THANK YOU, SECURITY.

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