Seattle City Council Sustainability & Transportation Committee Special Meeting 9/6/19


WELCOME TO THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION COMITTEE. MY NAME IS MIKE O’BRIEN AND I AM CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE. TODAY WE HAVE A SPECIAL MEETING TO RESCHEDULE IT IS A RESCHEDULED MEETING FROM THE NORMAL FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH MEETING BECAUSE OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY IT GOT BUMPED. THE MONDAY MEETING GOT MOVED TO TUESDAY AND THE TUESDAY MEETING GOT MOVED TO FRIDAY. WE’VE A START TIME OF 1 PM. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF AGENDA ITEMS TO WORK THE. WE ARE HOPING TO FINISH BEFORE THE END OF THE WORK. WE HAVE SIX ITEMS ON TODAY’S AGENDA. THE FIRST IS AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO POSSIBLE SALE OF THE MERCER. BLOCK. WE HAD A DISCUSSION IN THIS COMMITTEE LAST MONTH ON THIS. ON THE PROPOSAL. POTENTIALLY FLOATING THAT OUT OF COMMITTEE TODAY. NEXT, WE WILL HAVE, WE WILL TAKE UP AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. THIS WOULD ESTABLISH THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD. THE THIRD ITEM IS DRAFT LEGISLATION CALLED HEALTHY HOMES AND HEALTHY BUILDINGS. ABOUT NATURAL GAS HOOKUPS FOR NEW BUILDINGS. THAT, WE DON’T HAVE INTRODUCED LEGISLATION ON NOT BUT WE WILL BE SCUFFING DRAFT LEGISLATION AND THAT IS SLATED TO BE INTRODUCED NEXT WEEK AT THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING. THEN WE WILL TAKE UP A COUPLE OF STREET VACATION ORDINANCES, POTENTIALLY VOTING ON BOTH OF THOSE ONES RELATED TO ARMORY WAY AND THE OTHER ONE IS, LET’S SEE, 2026 MEDICINE CORNER LLC, THAT IS THE LOCATION. I’M GUESSING THE ADDRESS IS 2026 MEDICINE. WE HAVE A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD GIVE CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR LOW-GRADE THERMAL ENERGY, THAT IS A SMALL DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEM. JOHN STREET AND EAST BOREN NEAR FAIRVIEW STREET. IT IS NEAR THE OLD SEATTLE TIMES LOCATION. WITH THAT, WE WILL JUMP INTO PUBLIC COMMENT. I GUESS THE FIRST THING I WILL DO IS APPROVE THE AGENDA AS I JUST DESCRIBED. I’M EXPECTING TO BE JOINED BY A COLLEAGUE OR TWO LATER. FOR NOW, I WILL GO AHEAD AND THAT WE ACCEPT THAT AGENDA. FOLKS WILL HAVE UP TO TWO MINUTES TO COMMENT. I AM STAFFED DATE TODAY BY KELLY WHO WILL SET THE CLOCK RUNNING. YOU CAN SEE THE TIME RUNNING IN PLACE. KEEP AN EYE ON THE TIMER AND WRAP UP AT ABOUT TWO MINUTES SO I DON’T HAVE TO INTERRUPT YOU. I AM GOING TO CALL THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE AT A TIME. SO PHYLLIS COLLINS, THEN JOHN MANILA THEN DUG HOW AND ALICIA RELEASE. >>GOOD AFTERNOON. >>>YOU WANT TO PUT DOWN? >>THAT AFTERNOON. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES. MY NAME IS PHYLLIS COLLINS AND I HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT OF SEATTLE SINCE 1988. I HAVE BEEN A HOMEOWNER SINCE 1993. I HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THE OIL, HEAT ISSUE AND I WILL ADDRESS THAT IN A MINUTE. THEN I AM GOING TO CONTRAST IT TO THE [NULL] ISSUE. THAT HAS COME UP GO SO THERE HASN’T BEEN MUCH TRANSPARENCY. WE, WE HAVE OIL, GAS, OIL, HEAT. AND YOU KNOW, I HAVE ACTUALLY GONE ONLINE AND LOOKED AT THE MEETINGS OF YOUR MEETING IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST. AND THEN I READ THINGS, INCLUDING SOME THINGS ON THE SEATTLE CLIMATE ACTION. I PRINTED OFF A COUPLE OF PAGES ON THAT. I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE GOING TO SUBSIDIZE 1000 LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS, WHICH I THINK IT’S FINE. BUT FOR THE REST OF US, FIRST YOU ARE GOING TO TAX US $.24 A GALLON? FOR OUR OIL? AND I MEAN, THAT ADDS UP TO A COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR. SO WE WILL KEEP PAYING INTO THAT AND THEN TO CONVERT OIL AND GAS IS EXPENSIVE. YOU HAVE TO CONVERT YOUR FURNACE. WE HAVE AN UNDERGROUND OIL TANK THAT WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED FOLLOWING STATE ECOLOGY STANDARDS. SO I THINK THERE SHOULD BE MORE AID, FINANCIAL AID FOR PEOPLE THAT DON’T, UNDER 70,000 PEOPLE WHO AREN’T GOING TO GET PAID FOR BY THE CITY. >>OKAY. >>THEN ADDITIONALLY, ON THE GAS, I MEAN, THERE IS WHAT? 180,000, 10 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ARE ON NATURAL GAS AS A POISE TO OIL. AND NONE OF THEM HAVE TO CONVERT. THERE IS NO PENALTY TAX. FOR THEM ON THEIR GAS THAT THEY ARE USING UP. AND YOU KNOW, IT IS ONLY GOING TO APPLY TO NEW CONSTRUCTION. SO YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THAT, THERE IS SUCH A GLARING INEQUALITY BETWEEN HOW YOUR TREATING PEOPLE WITH OIL VERSUS GAS. >>UNDERSTOOD. YOUR TIME IS UP. BUT I APPRECIATE IT, PHYLLIS. TWO MINUTES. BUT I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS. THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT TODAY. >>I’M SORRY. I DIDN’T LOOK AT THAT. >>THAT’S OKAY. >>IF YOU’D LIKE TO, IF THEY’RE WRITTEN DOWN, IF YOU LIKE TO EMAIL US, WE WILL READ THOSE TWO. >>OKAY. THANK YOU, PHYLLIS. JOHN? YOUR NEXT. >>HELLO. MEMBER IS OF THE COMMITTEE AND MY FELLOW CITIZENS. I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THAT MERCER MEGAPLEX DEAL. I LIVE ONLY A COUPLE BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE SET. WITH THE MAYORS OFFICE, THEY’RE CALLING IT A GENERATIONAL OPPORTUNITY. IT IS IN FACT A GENERATIONAL MISTAKE. WE DON’T NEED A SCIENCE CAMPUS OR A COMMUNITY CENTER THAT WITHOUT RENT CONTROL WILL ONLY SERVE TO DRIVE PROPER VALUES AND RENTS FURTHER UPWARD. WE DON’T NEED 700 MORE PARKING SPOTS FOR 700 MORE CARS ON MERCER. WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE ALREADY HORRIBLE TRAFFIC AND POLLUTION EVEN MORE AROUND US. WE NEED IS ACTUALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WE NEED MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF IT. WE NEED IT RIGHT NOW. WE CONCLUDED THAT WE CAN INSTEAD USE THE SITE FOR 1400 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. I THINK WE CAN FIND THE MONEY HERE IN SEATTLE, WHICH IS ONE OF THE RICHEST CITIES IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. SO PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS MISTAKE HAPPEN TO THE CITY OF SEATTLE. THANK YOU. >>I AM JOINED MY COLLEAGUE COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. DUG HOW? >>THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. I ALSO WANT TO THANK GOT GREEN AND 350 FOR BRINGING FORTH THE GREEN NEW DEAL. WE ARE HAPPY ABOUT THAT. MY NAME IS DOUG AND I WORK FOR THE SIERRA CLUB. I AM THE SENIOR CAMPAIGN REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE CLIMATE ENERGY PROGRAM ACROSS NORTHWEST. 20 YEARS AGO, I WORKED FOR SEATTLE CITY LIGHT. I’M VERY PROUD THAT WE WERE THE FIRST TO CREATE A GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY AND THEN THE CITY DID LIVE THE CHART. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL HISTORY OF BEING LEADERS AND HAVE HAD THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN TODAY. SO NOW IN THE NEXT STEPS, THE QUESTIONS ARE, WHAT WILL WE DO ABOUT THE GREEN NEW DEAL? I HOPE THAT YOU DUDE PAST THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. WE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF THAT. WE HOPE YOU MAKE IT A PRIORITY. THE SECOND PIECE, IT IS HEALTHY HOMES AND HEALTHY BUILDINGS. I WANT TO GIVE TO PERSPECTIVES. WE KNOW THAT COAL IN THE ARRAY OF FOSSIL FUELS, COAL, GAS, OIL IS GOING AWAY NOW. THERE’S INCREASING SCRUTINY ON GAS. WHAT IS LOST ON PEOPLE IS JUST HOW BAD GAS IS. IN FACT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT MOST RECENT SCIENCE, IT IS NOT 24 TIMES MORE DAMAGING THAN CARBON DIOXIDE, IT IS 87 TIMES MORE DAMAGING IF YOU’RE LOOKING THAT THE MOST RECENT SCIENCE. YOU ADD THAT WITH THE LEAKAGE RATE, IT IS AS BAD AS CALL. HE WILL NEED TO GET THAT. GAS IS BAD. IT IS FUNDAMENTAL. WE ARE NOT THERE. WE HAVE TO GET IT. THE SECOND PERSPECTIVE IS, WHAT DO ALL OF THE LONG-RANGE PLAN TO SAY? WHETHER IT IS THE GOVERNOR, OBAMA, THE UN? GAS IS GOING AWAY. BUT WHAT WE SEE IS EXPANSION. THE VERY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO STOP DIGGING THE HOLE DEEPER. STOP MAKING THE CLIMATE PROBLEM WORSE. WHAT YOU ARE PROPOSING IS A VERY MODEST STEP. IF WE CANNOT DO THIS, WE REALLY HAVE TO QUESTION OUR COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE ACTION. AND IF YOU CAN DO IT, IT WILL BE OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. GODSPEED. >>THANK YOU, DOUG. ALICIA? FOLLOWED BY DALE BRIGHT. MONTE ANDERSON AND THEN LEANNE. >>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS ALICIA RUIZ, REPRESENTING THE MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION. THE MASTER BUILDERS SHARE YOUR CONCERN WITH THE PLANETS GROWING CLIMATE CRISIS. BUT DO NOT SUPPORT THE PROPOSALS TO CONTINUE WITH NATURAL GAS CONNECTIONS TO BUILDINGS. TO NEW BUILDINGS. OUR JOBS REVOLVE AROUND BUILDING HOMES IN A CITY THAT ALLOWS RESIDENTS SHORT COMMUTES TO HOME AND WORK AND OTHER LOCATIONS OFFERED BY FOOT, BIKE PUBLIC TRANSIT. THESE CARLESS TRIPS LATELY OUTWEIGH ANY REDUCTION ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION SAVINGS, REMOVING GAS FROM HOMES. SEATTLE BUILDERS ARE KNOWN FROM THE CONSISTENT EFFORTS TO BUILD HOMES AS ENERGY EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE. MANY WORK WITH TILT GREEN TO CERTIFY THE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS OF HIS. MOVING FORWARD, IT IS OUR HOPE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IS THERE A MORE INCENTIVE-BASED APPROACH TO DISCONTINUE THE USE OF NATURAL GAS INSTEAD OF A PROHIBITORY ONE. THIS YEAR HAS BEEN HARD-WON FOR HOMEBUILDERS WITH THE ADDITION OF MHA FEES AND BAR RESTRICTIONS. OUR MEMBERS ARE DOING THE BEST TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES BUT IF THE CITY CONTINUES TO ADD TO THE COST OF BUILDING, HOW WILL WE EVER MAKE HOMES MORE AFFORDABLE? AND OUR FORMAL POSITION LETTER IS FORTHCOMING. >>THANK YOU, ALICIA. >>DALE. I AM DALE BRIGHTLY. I’M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE BAND. WE SEE THIS AS BEING A BAD THING, NOT ONLY FOR MEMBERS THAT WORK WITH THOSE WHO LIVE IN SEATTLE. NOT ONLY DOES IT UP THE COST OF HEATING AND MAINTAINING HOMES, PRICING THEM OUT OF THE MARKET, IT WILL COST SOME OF THEM OUR JOBS. WE ASK YOU TO LOOK AT THIS AND DON’T TAKE A QUICK REACTION. DO SOMETHING THAT IS LONG-TERM AND SUSTAINABLE. NOT A KNEE-JERK LEGISLATION THAT IS GOING TO CAUSE MORE HARDSHIP. THANK YOU. >>THANKS, DALE. MONTE? >>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS MONTE ANDERSON WITH SEATTLE BUILDING TRAITS. I WANT TO BE CLEAR HERE. THE SEATTLE BUILDING TRAITS ARE NOT OPPOSED TO OBVIOUSLY TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE FRONT OF NEW GREEN TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE ALWAYS OUT WORKING WITH CARBON DIOXIDE SCRUBBERS AT REFINERIES OR DIFFERENT WAYS FOR US TO MANAGE SURFACE WATER. WE ARE THERE WITH YOU. THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO CATCH UP SO WE COULD BE THERE, THE IDEA OF BANNING SOMETHING, IT PUTS A LOT OF UNNECESSARY PRESSURE ON THE PEOPLE WHO RELY ON THAT GAS. THE PEOPLE WHO INSTALL THE GAS. THE COMPANIES WHO EMPLOY THE PEOPLE FOR THE GAS. THERE IS THE IMPACT THAT IS LARGE. I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT WE ARE ALL IN ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY, TO MAKE THIS PLACE HEALTHIER, THE CITY AND COUNTY. BUT BANNING SOMETHING IN MY EXPERIENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RECIPE FOR A LOT OF RASH DECISIONS. I AM HOPING THAT BEFORE THIS GOES ANY FURTHER, YOU TAKE ACCOUNT OF JOBS AND THE COMPANIES IMPACTED AND THE SUPPLIERS AND WEIGH IT AGAINST WHAT OUR END GOAL IS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU, MONTY. LEANNE? LEANNE YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DAVID HAYNES AND KRISTIN SMITH AND VIC ROBERTSON. >>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS LEANNE GEYER AND I AM WITH THE UA LOCAL 32 PLUMBERS AND PIPE FITTERS, REPRESENTING OVER 500 NUMBERS THAT ARE WORKING IN THE SEATTLE AREA TO AND THE GAS INDUSTRY. WE HAVE 3800 MEMBERS IN THE LOCAL ALONE. I’M SPEAKING TODAY IN OPPOSITION OF THE ORDINANCE IN REGARD TO PROHIBITING NATURAL GAS. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON OUR OVER 500 MEMORIES AND FAMILIES WORKING IN THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY. WE UNDERSTAND WITH THE CITY IS TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH, WE AGREED THAT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN, BUT WE HAVE SERIOUS CONCERNS ON WHETHER THIS IS A RESPONSIBLE ACTION TO TAKE AT THIS TIME. FOR THOSE OF US ENGAGED AND AWARE OF THE AMOUNT OF NATURAL GAS IS BEING USED IN THE CITY, HAVE SERIOUS CONCERNS ON HOW THIS CAN BE A COMMISH. WTHOUT A CONFERENCE OF STUDY TO ADDRESS THE FEASIBILITY AND IMPACTS OF THIS ORDINANCE, IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT I AM REQUESTING THE COUNCIL ENGAGE IN A CONFERENCE OF STUDY TO ENSURE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE ELECTRICAL GRID TO HANDLE THE CAPACITY OF FUTURE NATURAL GAS CONNECTIONS. AND THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON RESIDENTS IN THE SEATTLE AREA. WE BELIEVE THAT MOVING FORWARD WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CITIZENS OF SEATTLE. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND DID SUCCESSFUL WORK THIS PAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN OLYMPIA WHERE LABOR WAS AT THE TABLE WITH ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS AND HELPED PASS IT 100% CLEAN ENERGY BILL. WE WERE ENGAGED IN THE CONVERSATION I WORKED FOR ALL OF THE CONCERNS OF THE STAKEHOLDERS. OUR MEMBERS AND CONTRACTORS ARE CONTINUOUSLY TRAINING AND INSTALLING MORE EFFICIENT MEANS OF QUITMAN, REDUCING URBAN FOOTPRINT AND ARE CONTRACTORS TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. PURCHASING AND INSTALLING HIGH- EFFICIENCY. WE HAVE MOVED THE NEEDLE IN BUILDING MORE EFFICIENT BUILDINGS. IN SUMMARY, IT IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE THAT WE ARE REQUESTING THE IMPACT STUDY OF ALL OF THE EFECTS OF THIS ORDINANCE AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE COUNCIL ONCE THE STUDY IS COMPLETED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>THANKS, LEANNE. DAVID? >>HELLO. MY NAME IS DAVID HAYNES. THE CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO MAKE A LAW THAT IF YOU HAVE GAS IN YOUR KITCHEN, THAT YOU CAN TAKE A ZERO OFF THE RENT UNTIL THEY CONVERT IT TO ELECTRIC. IT IS CAUSING MENTAL, PHYSICAL HEALTH AND SEATTLE RESIDENTS ARE EVIDENCE OF THAT. NOW THERE ARE PLENTY OF HIGH WATERS WITH TRANSFER STATIONS AT LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS WAITING TO BE TAPPED FOR MORE 21ST- CENTURY INFILL DEVELOPMENTS WITH FIRST WORLD ENHANCEMENTS SUCH AS ELECTRIC STOVES. THE ONLY WAY TO GO UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME SORT OF SOLAR TRANSFERRING HOTPLATE. THE THING IS, IN ORDER FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL TO WORK, WE HAVE TO CONGESTION PRICE THE COAL TRAIN OWNED BY WARREN BUFFETT THAT PASSED THROUGH EARLIER THIS MORNING. THE TOXIC WATERFRONT WITH OVERLOADED AND UNCOVERED COLD CARS. EVERY TIME A DIRTY ENERGY TRAIN AND COAL CAR PASSES THE BRIDGE, TEXT THEM. IT SEATTLE IS EVER GOING TO SAVE ITSELF FROM TREASONOUS GENTRIFICATION, BY CHINA’S SHIPPING, PLAYING THE CITY AGAINST OTHERS FOR A FREE DEAL THAT STEALS PROPERTY TAXES, WE NEED A FEDERAL INJUNCTION ON THE PORT AUTHORITY SELLING US OUT. SEATTLEITES HAVE TO STOP LYING TO THEMSELVES AND COME TO GRIPS WITH THE FACT THAT OBAMA EMMA KRATZ LEGALIZED DIRTY ENERGY EXPORTS THAT HE SIGNED INTO LAW FOR LEAVING OFFICE. CLINTON’S STATE DEPARTMENT WENT AROUND AFTER THEY BAILED OUT WALL STREET AND OTHER FINANCIAL TOOLS, BEGAN ALL OF THE ENERGY PROMOTION, CLAIMING FRACKING WAS AN ADVANCEMENT THE WORLD THE BENEFIT FROM. THESE TWO DEMOCRATIC LEADERS BACKSTABBED ALL OF THE CLIMATE ACTIVISTS AND ANY SEMBLANCE TO CURB GREENHOUSE GAS AFTER BOGUS CONSERVATIVES PRINTED UP IN THE 20th CENTURY’S PROLIFERATION OF BARRELS PER DAY. ANYWAY. I WANT TO SIT THE WORKERS WHO WORK GET A THREE HALF-DAY WORKDAY. >>THANK YOU, DAVID. KIERSTEN? >>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS KIRSTEN SMITH. I’M HERE REPRESENTING DIA SEATTLE. THE ARCHITECTS OF THE CITY. I WANT TO ENDORSE THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY BUILDINGS. ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL, WE KNOW IT IS PAST CANCER, THE LONG LIST OF ITEMS. WE ENCOURAGE COUNCIL AND THE CITY TO PRIORITIZE THOSE ACCORDING TO WHAT REDUCES CARBON EMISSIONS THE MOST. PARTICULARLY, WITH THE ADVISORY BOARD ON THE DOCKET TODAY, WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE ON THAT COMMITTEE WHO KNOW HOW TO DO THAT AND HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO DO THAT. HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY BUILDINGS, AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE NOT ON TARGET TO MEET THEM EMISSIONS REDUCTION THAT THE STATE LEVEL, COUNTRY LEVEL, WE HAVE TO DECIDE, IS THIS A PRIORITY OR NOT? I’M NOT LECTURING YOU. THIS IS HOW WE ARE THINKING AT DIA SEATTLE. IF IT IS, WE HAVE TO MAKE WAYS FOR IT TO HAPPEN. THIS IS ONE. WE NEED TO DO CARBONIZED BUILDINGS, DOING SO LOWERS THE HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND INCREASES AIR QUALITY. ALL ELECTRIC THINGS CAN BE BUILT. ARE TO ARE WORKING ON THEM RIGHT NOW. THEY EXIST AS YOU KNOW. SUPPORT THE LEGISLATION. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, KIRSTEN. VIC? >>GOOD AFTERNOON. COUNCILMEMBERS. I AM VIC OF THE VICE PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATED RECREATION COUNSEL. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS SAY I HAVE COME TO REPRESENT BILL KELLER, THE EXECUTIVE RECTOR. JONATHAN, OUR PRESIDENT. THANK YOU TO JESUS McGUIRE AND THE FOLKS AND STAFF. ARC HAS BEEN A VITAL PARTNER WITH US FOR 45 YEARS PLUS. WE AT ARC ARE INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY BUILDING. COMMUNITY CENTER WORK. SO WHAT WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW IS, WE SUPPORT THE SEATTLE PROPERTY IN PARTICULAR. IT IS A BENEFIT TO THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY. THE COMMUNITY CENTERS ARE THE HEART OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS. THE SAFETY NET FOR MANY FOLKS. I, A GATHERING PLACE IF YOU WELL. THEY PROVIDED CHILD CARE, SPACE FOR NEIGHBORS. PRIORITIZE HEALTH WELLNESS AND RESOURCES. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S RAPID GROWTH, WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY BENEFIT TO CITIZENS OF SEATTLE. INC. YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. >>INC. YOU FOR COMING OUT. WE APPRECIATE IT. MARK CUMMINGS IS NEXT. AND MARK YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY JORDAN TELFORD AND RICK BROWNING. >>THANK YOU. MARK CUMMINGS WITH I SCIENCE WASHINGTON. WE ARE A NONPROFIT REPRESENTING MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES LIKE SCIENCE COMPANIES AND PARTNERS WHO ARE WORKING TO DEVELOP MEDICAL INNOVATIONS RIGHT HERE IN WASHINGTON. WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE THE PROJECT PROCEED. LAB SPACE IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO LIFE SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS AND MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES. WE HAVE A DESPERATE SHORTAGE OF LAB SPACE. THIS MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO ADDRESSING THAT. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT ALEXANDER, WHO HAS BEEN SELECTED TO LEAD THE PROJECT, IT IS A SPECIAL COMPANY. THEY ARE NOT JUST A REAL ESTATE COMPANY, THEY GET INVOLVED IN BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM AND CONNECTING THE PARTNERS TO EACH OTHER, WHICH IS REALLY HELPING TO MAKE SEATTLE WHAT IT IS TODAY AND THE LIFE SCIENCES. SO THAT MEGAPROJECT IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY TO CEMENT SEATTLE’S PLACE AS A LIFE SCIENCE LEADER. ALSO INVENT, INVEST IN WORKFORCE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS. WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE IT MOVE FORWARD. WE ARE EXCITED TO SUPPORT IT. >>LINTON? >>GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNSEL. MY NAME IS GORDON AND THEY WORK FOR A SEATTLE DELIVERED GREENWAY. I’M HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE MEGABUCK. THANK YOU FOR MAKING SURE THE WALK, BIKE PATH ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE PARCEL WAS INCLUDED IN THE FINAL DESIGN. IT WILL BE A REALLY CRITICAL CONNECTION. SECONDLY, I WANT TO OFFER A SUGGESTION FROM MY ORGANIZATION. FROM A NUMBER OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. POTENTIALLY RESTRICTING SOME OF THE FUNDING THAT WILL BE COMING OFF OF THAT MERCER MADE A BLOCK SALE. SOME OF THAT WE KNOW IS DEDICATED SPECIFICALLY FOR TRANSPORTATION BUT THAT IS A PRETTY BIG BUCKET THAT WILL BE DROPPED INTO IT. THERE IS A LOT OF NEED. WE RECOMMEND REALLY PROVIDES DOING THAT TO WHAT, BY AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS. THINKING ABOUT RESTRICTING IT GENERALLY POTENTIALLY EVEN GOING DOWN AND RESTRICT IT AT THE PROJECT LEVEL. SOME PROJECTS THAT ARE REALLY EXCITING TO SEATTLE DELIVERED GREENWAY’S THE BEACON APP TRAIL. GEORGETOWN SOUTH PARK TRAIL. THEY WILL PROVIDE HEALTHY MOBILITY FOR AMENITIES OF COLOR IN SOUTHEAST SEATTLE. THE THOMAS STREET CONNECTION IS GOING TO BE A HUGE WIN FOR THE WHOLE CENTER CITY AND GETTING PEOPLE TO THE ARENA. THAT WILL NEED FUNDING SHORTLY. THE RAPID RIDE PROGRAM, OBVIOUSLY ALSO NEEDS ADDITIONAL ENDING TO COMPLETE THE CORRIDORS IN THE TIME THAT WAS PROMISED TWO VOTERS. THAT DUWAMISH TRIBE HAS BEEN WORKING HARD ON GETTING A CROSSWALK TO THEIR LONG HOUSE AND IT SEEMS LIKE AN IMPORTANT CONNECTION TO MAKE THEM A CONNECTING THE LONGHOUSE TO THE PARK. AND TO THE TRAIL ON EITHER SIDE. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE A HUGE NEED FOR PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE CITY. 26% OF OUR CITY STILL LACKS BASIC WALKING AMENITIES. SOMETHING LIKE $5 MILLION WOULD ALLOW US TO BUILD A SIDEWALK ALL THE WAY ALONG GREENWOOD AVENUE, WHICH IS A TRANSIT CORRIDOR. IT IS A MAJOR ARTERIAL AND RIGHT NOW, KIDS AND PARENTS AND EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY REALLY DOESN’T HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO WALK. THERE ARE GREAT PROJECT THAT WE HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER THIS FUNDING. >>THANK YOU, GORDON. RICK? >>RICK YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MIKE McQUAID AND MEGAN MURPHY. >>COUNCILMEMBERS, THAT AFTERNOON. I AM RICK BROWNING, LOCAL ARCHITECT AND CHAIR OF THE UPTOWN ALLIANCE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING WORK ON THE MEGABUCK DEAL. MY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS SUGGESTED TO YOU BY LETTER, ADDRESSED TO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW AND CCED OTHER MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE. SEVERAL IDEAS FOR USE OF SOME OF THAT MEGA BLOCK FUNDS. IT WOULD BENEFIT THE AREA AND THE CITY AT LARGE. BUT AS TRANSPORTATION CHAIR, I’M HERE TO TALK ABOUT PASSION. THE THOMAS STREET GREENWAY. THIS COULD BE A REALLY TRANSFORMATIVE PROJECT FOR SOUTH LAKE UNION AND UPTOWN. IT WOULD CONNECT THE DYNAMIC BUSINESS DISTRICT. ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC IN THE COUNTRY. SOUTH LAKE UNION. WITH A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK SITE. THE SEATTLE CENTER. AND OF COURSE, UPTOWN. SO IN ADDITION TO THAT, GREEN NEW DEAL, IT WOULD BE A ZERO CARBON FACILITY IN TERMS OF ITS SUPPORT FOR BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS WHICH IS SORELY NEEDED IN THE DISTRICT. THE ADOPTED 2013 PLAN FOR THOMAS STREET, I THINK IT IS REASONABLE TO SAY IT HAS NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED TO MEET ALL OF THE OBJECTIVES YET. ON SOME OF THE MOST CRITICAL ONES, THEY ARE STILL WAITING. SO MY NEIGHBORHOOD ASKS YOU CONSIDER YOUR MUCKING PART OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE MEGA BLOCK SALE TO COMPLETE THIS CRITICAL PROJECT. SO YOU ARE NOT UP BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK WHEN YOU’RE UP THERE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AT THE TABLE AS WELL. >>OKAY. THANK YOU, VIC. MIKE? >>GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM MIKE McQUAID, THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE COUNSEL. I WAS THE APPOINTED WERE PRESENTED OF APPOINTED TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY AND SUPPORTING THE VACATION OF FRAUDS STREET. IT PAVED THE WAY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND REAL BENEFIT FOR THE ENTIRE CITY TO COME TO FRUITION. SELF LOOKING AND COMMUNITY COUNCILS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT. I THINK IT STRIKES AN IMPORTANT BALANCE WITH THE CITY’S NEED FOR HOUSING. SUPPORTING ADVANCEMENT OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES SECTOR AND PUBLIC IF IT’S. WE HAVE COME TO KNOW PERSONALLY AND ON A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL EMMA ALEXANDRIA AS A COMMITTED PARTNER. THE VISION IS VERY MUCH ALIGNED WITH OUR VISION AS A COMMUNITY IN SUFFOLK UNION AND THE PRINCIPLES IN THE UDF. URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK FORMALIZED ABOUT A DECADE AGO. FOR ME AS A FOURTH ITERATION SATELLITE, IT IS A GOOD FIT FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WE DO HAVE SOME QUESTIONS. THEY ARE MOBILITY RELATED. FIRST OF ALL, WITH THE ANTICIPATED TRANSIT SLU LIGHT RAIL STATION, THE HUB LOCATED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MERCER STREET, THE ABILITY FOR PEDESTRIANS ACROSS MERCER TO THIS CAMPUS IN PARTICULAR, THE RECREATION CENTER BENEFITS THAT ARE PROPOSED IS IMPORTANT. WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THAT. SECONDLY, SELF LICKING AND HAS SOME QUESTIONS REGARDING TRANSIT, FREIGHT AND EXISTING VEHICULAR SAFETY AND MOVEMENTS. FULL ACCESS OF THE MEGA BLOCK PROPERTY. AS WELL AS MOVING THROUGH THE AREA. THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO. FINALLY, THE DEXTER CORRIDOR RUNS ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY. THE DEXTER CORRIDOR IS ONE OF THE UNTOUCHED CORRIDORS IN TERMS OF PLANNING. THROUGH SOUTH LAKE UNION, WE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THIS. BOTH IN TERMS OF THE COURT OR STUDY AND THE STREETSCAPE STUDY SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE IMPACTS OF MOBILITY IN THE AIR. BY AND LARGE, THIS IS A GOOD THING. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE CITY AND THE DEVELOPER IN SHAPING THIS AND ANSWERING THE IMPORTANT MOBILITY QUESTIONS IN SELF LICKING IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS. >>REAGAN? >>MEGAN IS THE LAST PERSON WHO SIGNED UP. IF THERE’S ANYONE ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE QUEUE UP BEHIND MEGAN. >>OKAY. I AM READING THIS BOOK, CAPITAL CITY. AND THE REASON WHY, I AM BECOMING SO VIGILANT OR MORE PROACTIVE WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES, IT IS BECAUSE I LOST CUSTODY OF MY SON FOR A DIAGNOSIS I DON’T HAVE. IT MADE ME SO HURTS AND I JUST HAD TO REALLY DIG DEEP INTO THE PROCESS OF THE STATE BECAUSE I GREW UP AROUND THE HOUSEHOLD OF SOCIAL ACTIVISTS. THEY ARE WELL KNOWN IN THE TOWN AND THE STATE. SOCIAL ACTIVISTS. MY GRANDMOTHER’S WRITING IS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OUR. THEY COLLECTED ALL OF HER EDITORIALS. NOW I HOUSE CLEAN AND DIE ORGANIZE HOMES. AND SO FRANTIC GAS DRIVES ME CRAZY BECAUSE WE ARE TRADING, AND CAPITAL CITY PLANNERS, THEY TRADE WITH S AND THEN THEY BUILD NEIGHBORHOODS AND I THINK ANYTHING FACT THAT IS CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING TO THIS EXTENT SHOULD NOT EVEN BE CONSIDERED TRADABLE GOODS ANYMORE. AND COAL, I THINK WE HAVE BEEN PLANNING CITIES SINCE TIME BEGAN. I MEAN, AMERICA STARTED ARE NATIVE AMERICAN TRAILS. AND YOU KNOW, WHERE SLAVES USED TO LIVE. IT BECAME SECTIONS OF CITIES. THAN THE IRISH, THE POOR GERMANS AND ALL OF THESE BECAME PRIME MANHATTAN PROPERTIES. SO WHAT I AM SAYING IS NOW THAT WE KNOW ALL OF THIS, ANYTHING, NOW WE HAVE THE TOOLS, ANYTHING THAT IS COAL OR GAS THAT CAUSES CLIMATE CHANGE SHOULD NOT EVEN BE CONSIDERED WORTH MONEY. AND I KNOW REAL ESTATE HAS MORE WORSE NOW THAN GOLD. THREE TIMES MORE THAN GOLD EVER HAD. IT NEEDS, PEOPLE NEED TO BE IN THE FORMULA. SO ALL THE WORKERS AT THE HOSPITAL IN THE STARBUCKS CAN LIVE DOWNTOWN BECAUSE THEY WORKED ON TOWN. RICH PEOPLE CAN PARK THEIR CARS SOMEWHERE ELSE. AND COME VISIT DOWNTOWN AND SHOP. SO THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>I DON’T SEE ANYONE ELSE WHO IS QUEUED UP. I WILL GO AHEAD AND CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT. AND WE WILL MOVE INTO THE FIRST AGENDA ITEM. I WILL INVITE PRESENTERS FORWARD. AND YES. DO YOU WANT ME TO READ IT? >>KELLY, WOULD YOU READ THE SHORT VERSION OF AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE INTO THE RECORD? >>COUNCIL BILL 119609, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CERTAIN CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES LOCATED IN SOUTH LOOKING IN NEIGHBORHOOD AND DECLARING THEM AS SURPLUS TO THE CITY. >>WHY DON’T WE START WITH A ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS. >>LISH WHITSON. >> STEVEN SHAIN. >>BEN NOBLE , CITY BUDGET DIRECTOR. >>WELCOME EVERYONE. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. DID YOU WANT TO MIX IN THE OPENING COMMENTS? >>VERY BRIEFLY, THIS IS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE. ALMOST 3 ACRES OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY. IN SOUTH LAKE UNION. IT WOULD FURTHER AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE TO NEGOTIATE FINAL SALE TERMS AND A LEASE AGREEMENT FOR A 30,000 SQUARE- FOOT COMMUNITY CENTER ON THE SITE. AND IT PROVIDES FOR A NUMBER OF PUBLIC BENEFITS, INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY CENTER 175 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. A PROTECTED BIKE LANE ALONG MERCER STREET. AND A LARGE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE ALONG EIGHTH AVENUE. >>AND $5 MILLION. FOR HOMELESS SERVICES. >>GREAT. SO WE HAVE HAD THIS, IT HAS BEEN A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION WITH THE COUNSEL. FRANKLY SINCE I JOINED THE COUNCIL 10 YEARS AGO. WE KNEW THIS WAS ORIGINALLY WITH THE MERCER PLAN.’S ARE BLESSING IT WAS PART OF A TRANSACTION THAT WAS GOING TO HELP PAY FOR MERCER. THE VALUE OF THE SITE, IT WOULD CERTAINLY EXPECTED BACK AT THAT TIME BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK FOLKS DID THROUGH THE PROCESS TO GET THE MOST VALUE POSSIBLE BOTH IN TERMS OF SOME OF THE AMENITIES THAT LISH WHITSON MENTIONED AND ALSO THE CHECK THAT WE RENT TO THE CITY. TO HELP US WITH BOTH ASPORTATION AND OTHER GENERAL FUNDING WITH THE INTENT THAT A LOT OF IT WILL GO TOWARDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS A LOT. I DON’T HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS BUT COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, IF YOU WANT TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS? I HAVE AN AMENDMENT THAT I WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE TO THE LEGISLATION. DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO IT AT ALL BEFOREHAND? OR SHOULD WE JUMP IN ON THE AMENDMENT? >>SO WE ARE LOOKING AT AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE. HOPEFULLY FOLKS WILL HAVE COPIES OF THIS. IT MAKES A COUPLE OF CLEANUPS. THE TWO ITEMS THAT ARE SUBSTANTIVE IN HERE, THEY WOULD BE TO ADD A SENTENCE AT THE END OF SECTION 6 WHICH RELATE TO THE AUTHORITY TO NEGOTIATE THE FINAL TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS FOR THE ACTUAL SALE. IN DRAFTING THE LEASE, SPR, WHICH IS THE ABBREVIATION FOR SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION APARTMENT WILL WORK WITH ALEXANDRIA TO PROVIDE CHILDCARE WITHIN THE RECREATION CENTER. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE SERIES OF BENEFITS THAT FOLKS ARE HOPING TO GET OUT OF IT. I WANT TO BE CLEAR WITH THE VISION IS AT THE MOMENT. IT IS THAT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY CENTER EMMA THAT PARKS IS PLANNING TO B’S AND BUILD OUT AND OPERATE. THAT 30,000 FT.B2, THAT THERE WOULD BE SPACE WITHIN THAT. INTO THE FEASIBILITY TO RUN A DAYCARE CENTER. THIS IS WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BUT, FROM THE CITIES AND TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE DO THAT. WHAT IS FEASIBLE, WHAT THE CONFIGURATION LOOKS LIKE. BUT THE INTENT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY. THAT WE, THAT THIS IS WHERE WE WANT TO GO AND THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE DIRECTION. ASSUMING THINGS WORK OUT. SO THE SECOND STUBBS TENTATIVE CHANGE THAT THIS AMENDMENT WOULD ADD IS A SECTION 7. IT INSERTS IT BEFORE THE PREVIOUS SECTION 7. SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION SHALL INCLUDE SPACE IN THE RECREATION CENTER FOR A LICENSED CHILDCARE FACILITY BY PROVIDING ALL DAY CARE WITH A úGOAL OF PROVIDING SPACE FOR AT LEAST THREE CLASSES OF CHILDREN THROUGH 29 MONTHS OF AGE. CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO DESIGNING ANY SUCH SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE NON-CHILDCARE ACTIVITIES IN THE EVENINGS OR WEEKENDS. SO THE FIRST REALLY DIRECT, STEPHEN AND YOUR TEAM, I ASSUME YOU WILL BE NEGOTIATING THE FINAL TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT YOU HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH ALEXANDRIA AND THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE LINKAGE. >>YES. >>THIS IS INTERNAL TO THE CITY. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOING THE WORK ON YOUR AND AS THIS IS BEING DEVELOPED SO I MAY END UP WITH A FACILITY, IT IS A FACILITY THAT I AM ASSUMING IS FEASIBLE. WE BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE. THAT THEY WILL BE READY TO ACCOMMODATE A CHILDCARE CENTER. ANY COMMENTS ON THAT? >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT? DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY? >> I HAD SOME REMARKS. >>SHOULD I MOVE THE AMENDMENT NOW? >>I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE AMENDMENT ONE AS DESCRIBED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING EYE. GREAT. NOT OPPOSED. SO THAT COUNSEL BILL BEFORE US, COUNCIL BILL 119609 HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCORPORATE THE LANGUAGE WITH A FEW TECHNICAL CLEANUPS I DID MENTION. AND WE HAVE THE BILL AS AMENDED BEFORE US. I THINK NOW WOULD BE TIME TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS OR ASK QUESTIONS. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. IF YOU POINTS. ONE IS I, ONE, IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT, WHATEVER SORT OF SOCIAL FACILITIES WE HAVE INCLUDED IN THE LANGUAGE, AS HE MENTIONED, A COMMUNITY CENTER, ALL DAY CARE. PROVIDING SPACE FOR AT LEAST THREE CLASSES OF CHILDREN. ALL OF THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT. BUT ALSO, I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOME OF THE POINTS THAT HAVE COME UP THROUGHOUT THIS DISCUSSION. I KNOW THAT THIS DISCUSSION HAS PROCEEDED. BUT I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOME IMPORTANT POINTS THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP BY COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS. ALSO WE HEARD THIS IN PUBLIC, TODAY. THAT THE BEST, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE BEST WAY IN WHICH THE CITY OF SEATTLE COULD DELIVER ITS OBLIGATIONS TO FULFILL THE NEEDS OF WORKING PEOPLE IN THE CITY. THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON PUBLIC LAND. AND INCLUDING ALL OF THE WRAPAROUND SERVICES LIKE CHILDCARE AND CLINICS AND SO ON. RATHER THAN DO WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE. WHICH STILL, WE WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING. WE WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OBVIOUSLY THE MOST PREFERABLE OPTION, THIS IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE MOVING TOWARDS IN THE FUTURE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE, WHICH IS THAT CITIES SHOULD BE USING THE LAND IT OWNS TO PRIORITIZE CONSTRUCTION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR, UNIONIZED JOBS. THIS GOES INTO THE QUESTION OF EXPANDING PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS AND BOTH JOBS AND HOUSING GO HAND-IN-HAND. AND I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A LOT OF ACTIVISTS HAVE SAID THIS. YOU WRITE ABOUT IT. AND WE SHOULD NOT, AS A CITY COUNCIL, WE SHOULD KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE WE WANT TO GO. THERE IS OTHER PUBLIC LAND OWNED BY THE CITY. BUT WHAT I AM DRIVING AT, THE LAND IS ONE ASPECT OF IT. THE OTHER ASPECT IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HOME. THE AFFORDABLE HOMES. AND FOR THAT, THE CITY NEEDS REVENUE. THAT IS WHY THE QUESTION OF.’S OF TAXATION AND TACKING THE BUSINESS CANNOT BE DEDUCTED. THE POINT THAT WAS MADE BUT THE PERSON IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT, THAT HAS BEEN MADE IN THE PAST. REALLY, IT GOES INTO THE QUESTION OF PUBLIC REVENUES AND PROGRESSIVE TAXATION. AND IT IS IN CONTRADICTION TO SOME OF THE THINGS WE ARE HEARING A LOT. WHILE THE CITY HAS A LOT OF MONEY AND IT NEEDS TO PUT IT FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER, THAT IS NOT TRUE. WE DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF OUR CITY. AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT EVER. IT IS AN IMAGINARY SCENARIO. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN WITHOUT HAVING ACCESS TO PROGRESSIVE REVENUES AND SO I FEEL LIKE WHILE I FULLY AGREE WITH THIS, I WILL BE VOTING YES ON THIS, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN ADDRESSING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS. >>INC. YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. I APPRECIATE THOSE COMMENTS AND AGREE WITH THAT. I FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN A CERTAIN REALITY TODAY. WHICH IS THAT I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO HANG ON TO THIS PARCEL AND BUILD 1000 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING THERE. IF WE WERE TO HANG ONTO IT, WE WOULD HAVE TO DO SOME THINGS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION. SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO IT THE PROPERTY IN THIS TRANSACTION. THE PURCHASER. ALEXANDRIA WILL BE DOING THAT. AND SO WE WOULD NEED THE MONEY TO DO THAT REMEDIATION. AND THEN OF COURSE, WE WOULD HAVE TO CERTAINLY SUBSIDIZE SIGNIFICANTLY THE BUILDING OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS WE DO. AND I AGREE WITH WHAT I BELIEVE YOU SAID. IT IS ENTIRELYPOSSIBLE TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE ACTUALLY, THE CITY OF SEATTLE, WE HAVE THAT REVENUE TO HANG ONTO THAT LAND INTO THAT BUT THE CURRENT FISCAL REALITY IS MUCH MORE CONSTRAINED. AND WHAT I BELIEVE, IT IS SIMILAR. THIS IS WHY I SUPPORT THIS AND I AM EXCITED FOR THE WORK OFFENSIVE DONE. AGAIN, WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS WE HAVE TO, WHAT I THINK IS AN OUTSTANDING DEAL FOR THE PEOPLE OF SEATTLE. BOTH IN TERMS OF THE BENEFITS AND IN TERMS OF THE FUNDING WE WILL RECEIVE THAT WILL ALLOW US TO DO SOME HOPEFULLY SOME GREAT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. ALSO MAKES SIGNIFICANT INCREMENTAL INVESTMENTS BEYOND WHAT THE DEVELOPER WILL DO. I WILL SAY THAT, CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG, BUT THE TRANSACTION TODAY, THE ORDINANCE FOR IT PASSING OUT OF COMMITTEE, IT AUTHORIZES THE SALE. ONCE IT PASSES THROUGH THE FULL COUNCIL, THE EXECUTIVE TERMS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED AND ARE A PART OF THE ORDINANCE WILL HAVE AUTHORITY TO PROCEED. WE WILL COME BACK TO COUNSEL AT THAT POINT. WHAT WE DO WITH THE REVENUE FROM THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE SPOKEN TO. BUT I APPRECIATE THAT. BUT THE ACTUAL SPECIFICS ARE NOT PART OF THIS ORDINANCE. I EXPECT WE WILL SEE MORE DETAIL AND THAT WHEN WE SEE A BUDGET AND A COUPLE OF WEEKS. >>I CAN GUARANTEE YOU WILL. >>EXCELLENT. >>WE WILL EVALUATE HOW WELL THE MAYOR DID RELATIVE TO OUR STANDARDS. I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS IN THE PUBLIC COMMENTS TODAY, TALKING ABOUT WHERE THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE REVENUE DEDICATED. THOSE ARE VERY APPROPRIATE QUESTIONS. IT IS NOT EMBEDDED IN THIS ORDINANCE BUT IN A MATTER OF WEEKS, WE WILL BE DIGGING DEEP INTO THAT COLLECTIVELY AS A COMMUNITY. I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU PERSONALLY FOR THE TEAM YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH BECAUSE THESE ARE COMPLEX DEALS. I THINK OF THE PAST WE WILL LET HISTORY JUDGE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT BUT MY SENSE IS THAT THE CITY IS TYPICALLY NOT LIKE A REAL ESTATE EXPERT. THAT IS NOT THE CORE BUSINESS. THERE PEOPLE WITHIN THE CITY WHO DO A LOT OF MANAGEMENT WORK FOR REAL ESTATE. BUT TRANSACTIONS LIKE THIS ARE COMPLEX. GETTING A GOOD DEAL THAT REALLY LEVERAGES ALL OF THE OPPORTUNITIES POSSIBLE IS NOT AN EASY TASK. I AM REALLY GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOUR EXPERTISE WORKING FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THE PEOPLE OF SEATTLE AND FROM EVERYTHING I CAN TELL IN REVIEWING THE DOCUMENTS, I AM REALLY PROUD OF WHAT THE CITY HAS ACHIEVED. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LOT OF CREDIT FOR BRINGING THAT TO US. THANK YOU. >>IF I COULD, I WOULD APPRECIATE STEPHEN’S WORK AS WELL. I WANT TO THANK STEVEN SHAIN. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO WORK TOGETHER TO THE PROCESS OF DRAFTING AND BRINGING THE PROPOSALS AND REVIEWING THEM. THAT TRANSPARENCY, INCLUDING HIM, HAS BEEN AN ASSISTANCE FOR YOU ALL. AND SURLY FOR US. AND ALSO JUST THE VALUE OF HIS EXPERTISE AND INPUT. IT HAS BEEN A GOOD COLLABORATION. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE LISH WHITSON AS WELL. >>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN VALUABLE TO ME, IT HELPS ME GET TO A PLACE WHERE WE ARE NOW. PRETTY COMPLEX PIECE OF LEGISLATION. AND TRANSACTIONS THAT I AM COMFORTABLE WITH. I HAVE KNOWN ALL ALONG WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THE DISCUSSIONS BECAUSE OF YOUR WORK IN ADVOCATING FOR FOLKS ON THE COUNCIL. ALSO THE TRANSPARENCY THAT THE EXECUTIVES HAD WITH LISH ON THE COUNCIL. THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT. >>I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANY REASON TO TALK ABOUT IT FURTHER. UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. I WILL MOVE COUNCIL BILL 119609 AS AMENDED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING EYE. THIS WILL GO TO THE FULL COUNCIL. WE ARE HERE ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON. IT WILL NOT BE NEXT MONDAY BUT THE FOLLOWING WEEK, WHICH IS THE 16th. GREAT. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>ALL RIGHT. KELLY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ IN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO? >>COUNCIL BILL 119 604, AND ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. ESTABLISHING THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD. PROVIDING CONVERSATION FOR THOSE WHO INCUR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP BY THEIR SUSPICION ON THE BOARD, REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT CREATE AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM TO ADVANCE THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. AMENDING SECTION 3.1 4.970 OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 3.1 4.9792 THAT SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. >>GREAT. YOLANDA, WOULD YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF? YOLANDA COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF. >>WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. IF IT IS OKAY, I WILL SAY IF YOU OPENING REMARKS AND MAYBE ASK YOU IF YOU DON’T MIND WALKING THROUGH THE STRUCTURE OF THE ORDINANCE BEFORE US. FOR THE PUBLIC’S BENEFIT, ABOUT A MONTH AGO, THE CITY COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION COMMITTING THE CITY TO A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. THAT FOLLOWS ON SOME WORK AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL THAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE PAST YEAR TO REALLY ELEVATE NATIONAL LEVEL, BOTH THE CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC CRISIS THAT THE COUNTRY FACES, ESPECIALLY FOR FOLKS THAT HAVE MOST IMPACTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER ASPECTS. ALSO WHO ARE MOST FREQUENTLY LEFT BEHIND IN THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE CREATED IN OUR ECONOMY. THE REALITY OF THE FEDERAL LEVEL RIGHT NOW IS THAT THERE IS NOT BROAD ENOUGH SUPPORT TO MOVE GREEN NEW DEAL LEGISLATION ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL. COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THAT AND CAME TO CITY HALL BACK IN JUNE AND ASKED THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR TO ADOPT A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. THE RESOLUTION WE PASSED WAS EXCITING LAST WEEK. IT WAS A RESOLUTION SO IT LAID OUT GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS THAT WE ARE WORKING ON. ONE OF THOSE IS TO CREATE A GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD AS A NEW BOARD OF COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE TO HELP STEWARD THE WORK THAT IS LAID OUT IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION IN THIS ORDINANCE. IT IS THE ACTION WE WOULD TAKE TO SET UP THE OVERSIGHT BOARD. SO WITH THAT, DO YOU MIND WALKING THROUGH THAT MEMO? >>SURE. SO I WILL PROVIDE AS INTRODUCED, WHAT IS PROPOSED FOR THE BOARD. WE WILL WALK THROUGH SOME AMENDMENTS TO THAT. THERE ARE SOME LATEBREAKING AMENDMENTS AS WELL. SO WE WILL WALK THROUGH THIS TOGETHER. >>EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. SO COUNCIL BILL 119 604 WOULD ESTABLISH A GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD, STAFFED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT. THIS BOARD WOULD ADVISE AND SUPPORTS THE EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. THE KEY ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED BOARD INCLUDE 16 MEMBERS PRIZED OF EIGHT COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY RACIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES. INCLUDING ONE TRIBAL MEMBER TO INDIVIDUALS BETWEEN AGES OF 16- 25 AT THE TIME OF THEIR APPOINTMENT. THREE REPRESENTATIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS. TO REPRESENTATIVES AND EXPERIENCING GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION. RELEVANT TO CITIES SUCH AS PUBLIC HEALTH, INFRASTRUCTURE AND EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS. ETC. THE TERMS WOULD BE FOR 3 YEARS WITH A LIMIT OF TWO CONSECUTIVE TERMS. AND MEMBERS FOR WHOM BEING ON THE BOARD PRESENT A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP WITH ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPENSATION AT A RATE OF $50 PER HOUR. THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION ALSO REQUEST THAT THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT FORM AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM, AND IDT TO IMPLEMENT THE GREEN NEW DEAL. AND THE INDIVIDUAL CLIMATE PLANS FOR ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS. THAT IDT WOULD INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, THE PRIMITIVE TRANSPORTATION, THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, THE OFFICE OF HOUSING, SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, CITY LIGHT, YOU CAN OF DEVELOPMENT, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, CITY COUNCIL, AND COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF AS NEEDED. REFLECTING THE BROADNESS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE.’S DEPARTMENT LIMIT PLANS SHOWED METRICS TO MONITOR THE CITIES EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE DECARBONIZATION. IT WOULD BRING THE PLANS TO THE COUNCIL BY JULY 1, 2020. PROVIDE.’S REPORTS ANNUALLY IN 2021, THE IDT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO MEET QUARTERLY WITH THE BOARD ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE PLANS AS WELL AS POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS RELATED TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. SO THAT IS THE BILL AS INTRODUCED. SO WE HAVE SOME OPPOSED AMENDMENTS WHICH I HAD ATTACHED A SUBSTITUTE VERSION TO THE MEMO BUT THERE IS A NEW SUBSTITUTE VERSION SO I BROUGHT THAT FOR OUR REFERENCE. >>RATE. THANK YOU, LEE YOLANDA. >>I WILL WALK THROUGH THE AMENDMENTS THAT WERE MADE TO CLARIFY AND CHANGE A LITTLE BIT OF THE STRUCTURE IN RESPONSE TO STAKEHOLDERS FEEDBACK. SO THAT >>I WILL JUMP IN BRIEFLY HERE. I WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THIS BECAUSE IT IS WELL ORGANIZED AND I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT BE CAPABLE OF THAT. I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IN THE INTERVENING MIX’S WE HAD A DISCUSSION OF THIS BACK IN AUGUST. WE GOT FEEDBACK FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, ALSO FROM A SERIES OF STAKEHOLDERS WHO WILL BE ON THE TABLE IN A MOMENT TALKING ABOUT THE NEXT PIECE OF LEGISLATION. BUT REPRESENTING DIFFERENT COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL. THAT COALITION I WILL SAY IS LED BY GOT GREEN AND 350 SEATTLE. SO I DON’T NECESSARILY, I AM NOT ABLE TO SIGNAL WHICH CHANGE COMES FROM EACH OF THOSE BUT WE TRIED TO INCORPORATE FEEDBACK FROM EVERYONE. WE BELIEVE WE HAVE WITH MAYBE A FEW MINOR EXCEPTIONS, A PRETTY GOOD CONSENSUS THAT THIS, THESE MOMENTS MEET THE NEEDS FOR WHERE WE WANT TO GO. >>YES. THANK YOU. >>THAT IS ACCURATE. >>SO ONE OF THE FIRST CHANGES WAS, INSTEAD OF JUST PROVIDING THE STAFF SUPPORT FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD, THE DIRECTORS DUTY WOULD INCLUDE STAFF SUPPORT FOR ALL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT. ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEY HAVE OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT THEY SUPPORT. AND THEN, WE ALSO, THAT WAS, I’M SORRY. BETTER THE LONG TABLE. >>SO WE ALSO CLARIFIED. THE BOARD WILL BE TO THAT MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL. AND TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CLARIFY SOME OF THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD BEING THAT THEY WOULD PROVIDE, THE BOARD WOULD PROVIDE PUZZLES FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW POLICIES, PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS TO THE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL AND CITY DEPARTMENT THAT ADVANCE THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. BEFORE THE MAYOR SUBMITS TO THE COUNCIL ANY CHANGES TO THE CITY POLICIES RELATED TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE, REQUIRING COUNCIL APPROVAL BY ORDINANCE, THE MAYOR WILL NOTIFY THE BOARD IN A TIMELY MANNER. I AM NOW MELDING OUR, THERE WAS A COUPLE OF AMENDMENTS IN WHAT I JUST HANDED TO YOU. I HAVE HIGHLIGHTED THEM IN YELLOW. IT IS LITTLE TRICKY BECAUSE I HAVE TO DELETE THINGS. I WILL NOTE THAT AND HIGHLIGHT THOSE IN YELLOW. SO, LET’S SEE. IN A TIMELY MANNER. THAT IS THE REQUEST THAT WILL BE THE REQUIREMENT. THE POLICY AREAS INCLUDE ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING. PREPAREDNESS, ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING GREEN JOBS, HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION. THEY WILL ALSO SUPPORT THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INDIVIDUAL CITY DEPARTMENTAL ANNUAL CLIMATE ACTION PLANS AND SPECIFIC ACTIONS, POLICIES, PRACTICES TO MAKE SEATTLE CLIMATE POLLUTION FREE BY 2030. SO ALIGNING THE LANGUAGE AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION. IN REGARDS TO CLIMATE POLLUTION. THEY WILL ALSO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE BUDGET PRIORITIES AND COORDINATE EFFORTS WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE. THE ADVISORY BOARD, TRANSPORTATION EQUITY WORK ROOM AND OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS NEEDED, LEVERAGING EXPERTISE IN THE MANY BOARDS WE HAVE CURRENTLY. AND THEY WOULD ALSO REVIEW A QUARTERLY REPORTS OR AS DETERMINED BY THEIR WORKPLAN, THE OUTCOMES AND INDICATORS FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR RELATED TO POLICY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS RELATED TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE. ANOTHER DUTY ADDED UNDERNEATH THIS LIST WAS THE BOARD WOULD PROVIDE AN ANNUAL WORK PLAN AND SUBMIT IT TO THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR SO THERE IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHERE, WHAT THEIR PLAN IS FOR THE YEAR AND THEY WOULD UPDATE THAT ANNUALLY. >>AND LET’S SEE. WE ARE ALSO REMOVING THE REQUIREMENT FOR A CONFIRMATION BY THE MAJORITY OF THE VOTE OF THE COUNCIL TO ALLOW FOR CONFIRMATION BY THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT. AND LET’S SEE. THE INITIAL TERMS WOULD BE CHANGED TO BE STAGGERED BY TWO GROUPS INSTEAD OF THREE. INITIALLY WE HAD THREE DEFERRED GROUPS AND ONE GROUP HAS KIND OF A SHORTER-TERM WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR PERHAPS. BUT THE REQUEST WAS THAT THERE WOULD BE, NO ONE WOULD SERVE SHORTER THAN TWO YEARS. RECOGNIZING THAT THE WORK IS SUBSTANTIAL TO GET THIS STARTED AND IT WOULD NOT BE SUFFICIENT. ALSO CLARIFIED IN REGARDS TO MEMBERS. SORRY. ‘S OUT NOW, ONTO THE MEMBERSHIP. WE HAVE NOW ADDED AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER. SO DEVIOUSLY, THERE WERE SEXTING APPOINTED MEMBERS. NOW THERE ARE 17. AND THAT ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUAL WOULD BE APPOINTED BY THE BOARD. BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE BOARD. AND THAT WE, THERE WERE SOME INTERESTING CLARIFYING, WHAT IT MEANT FOR MEMBERS OF COMMUNITIES RECTALLY IMPACTED BY ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES. SO THESE NUMBERS MUST BE PART OF A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION OR COMMUNITY GROUP THAT REPRESENTS A COMMUNITY AS IS PROPORTIONALLY BURDENED BY POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AND BASED ON SOCIOECONOMIC AND POPULATION HEALTH RISK FACTORS, IS PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO AN INCREASED POLLUTION BURDEN AND CARRY OUT THE MAJORITY OF WORK USING A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH IN THE SEATTLE AREA. AND WE CHANGED. PREVIOUSLY THERE WAS ONE MEMBER WHO WAS A REPRESENTATIVE OF A TRIBE, INCREASE THAT NUMBER TWO TWO AND SPECIFY THAT THE TRIBES, THE REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE FROM TRIBES WHOSE RIGHTS WERE CONNECTED TO THE WATERWAYS OF SEATTLE AND HIS USUAL AND ACCUSTOMED PLACES ARE IN SEATTLE. AND THE REST OF THAT IS STILL THE SAME. AND THEN, THE ADDITIONAL MEMBER ADDED TO THE BOARD. THE 17th MEMBER WOULD BE A REPRESENTATIVE OF AN ORGANIZATION INVOLVED IN WORKFORCE TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE ECONOMIC TRANSITION NEEDED WITH THE GREEN NEW DEAL. AND THE WORKER TRAINING. AND LET’S SEE. SO I THINK, YEAH. THE OTHER CHANGE WAS MOVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY AND OTHER RELEVANT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. THAT IS MOVED TO ANOTHER SECTION. AGAIN, REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD TO ALLOW THE MAJORITY OF THOSE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT TO ELECT A CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIR PEOPLE AND WE ADDED THE SEATTLE THE BARMAN OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS. WE DON’T WANT TO LEAVE THEM OUT OF THE IDT. THEY HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE AS WELL IN TERMS OF BUILDING ENERGY AND PERMITTING. AND THE IDT WANTED TO SPECIFY THAT THE CLIMATE PLANS SHOULD BE REALLY ACTION ORIENTED’S. THIS WAS, THERE HAS BEEN A NUMBER OF PLANS WRITTEN ABOUT REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BUT THE FEELING WAS THAT THESE, EACH CITY DEPARTMENT SHOULD GENERATE AN ANNUAL PLAN AND HAVE REALLY, THINGS THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF ELIMINATING CLIMATE POLLUTANTS AND YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS THAT PEOPLE KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. IT IS A MATTER OF ACTUALLY DOING IT. SO I BELIEVE I COVERED EVERYTHING. YES. OH. SO I BELIEVE IN THE OTHER VERSION THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE MEMO. WE HAD RETAINED 16 MEMBERS AND HAD NOT ADDED THE ADDITIONAL MEMBER WHO, THE SPECIALIST IN WORKFORCE TRAINING. WE REDUCED THE NUMBER WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS. WE WERE STORED THE THREE MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPRESENTATIVE ORGANIZATIONS AND AT AN AND ADDITIONAL MEMBER. I THINK I GOT IT ALL. >>THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THAT, YOU WANT TO. I REALLY AM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR WORK OVER THE PAST MONTH ON ALL OF THIS. YOU HAVE BEEN HANDLING A LOT. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. THAT LAST PIECE ON THE MEMO TALKED ABOUT NEXT STEPS AND THIS WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO THAT BRIEFLY. >>SO AS WE, WE ARE AWARE THERE ARE IN SOME DEPARTMENT’S MORE THAN OTHERS, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO HAVE SOME SPECIALTY IN CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS AND THE HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. ANOTHER CASES, THERE MIGHT NOT BE THOSE RESOURCES CURRENTLY ON STAFF. SO ESPECIALLY IN PARTICULAR WITH THE IDT AND THOSE ANNUAL CLIMATE ACTION PLANS. WE ACKNOWLEDGE IN EFFECTS THAT WE KNOW THAT THERE IS DISPARITY IN THE DEPARTMENT. SO IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE FULLY AND MEANINGFULLY, EPARTMENTS MAY NEED TO ADD A STAFF WHO ACTUALLY HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO CONTRIBUTE. >>AND ALSO THEY ALSO NEED ADDITIONAL, THIS IS A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT LIFT IN ENGAGING COLLABORATIVELY. TO TAKE ACTION. SO THAT IS JUST ACKNOWLEDGING THAT. >>I WILL STATE MY INTENT HERE. THE WORK TO BE DONE HERE IS SIGNIFICANT. AND AS YOU MENTIONED, WE GENERALLY KNOW WHAT THE WORK IS. WE JUST NEED TO DO IT. SO ENSURING THAT OUR CITY DEPARTMENTS HAVE THE RESOURCES TO ACTUALLY EXECUTE THAT WORK IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. STARTING WITH OSC. TO HAVE A STAFF PERSON TO WORK WITH THIS BOARD OF VOLUNTEERS. SO I WILL BE WORKING AGGRESSIVELY DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS, WHICH WILL BE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE APPROPRIATE FUNDING SO THAT THE GREEN NEW DEAL, WE CAN ACTUALLY ACHIEVE SOME OF THE GOALS IN A RELATIVELY QUICK MANNER. >>I WOULD ADD THAT BECAUSE OF THE COMPENSATION ASPECT, WE WOULD NEED TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATIONS FOR BOARD MEMBERS WHO MAY SUFFER AND NEED TO BE COMPENSATED. >>SO COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, BUT I WOULD PROPOSE WOULD BE TO MOVE TO AMEND THE LEGISLATION BY SUBSTITUTING. I WILL MOVE TO AMEND COUNCIL BILL 119604 FOUR SUBSTITUTION TO REPLACE VERSION D 1D WITH DTD. WHICH IS THE VERSION THAT LEELA AND I HANDED OUT DRESS. IT IS FOR THOSE WATCHING ON TV. IT IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM JUST THE PLACES YOU HIGHLIGHTED. BUT WE WILL MAKE SURE THIS IS NOT POSTED. GREAT. >>ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE SUBSTITUTIONS SIGNIFY BY SAYING EYE. SO YOU HAVE THE AMENDED VERSION BEFORE US. I DON’T HAVE FURTHER COMMENTS BUT DO YOU HAVE COMMENTS YOU WANT TO MAKE ON THIS? >>JUST TO SAY, IT IS IMPORTAT THAT THIS OVERSIGHT BOARD IS BEING ESTABLISHED AND I APPRECIATE YOLANDA, NOT ONLY GOING THROUGH THE DETAILS AS YOU DID BUT ALSO POINTING OUT THAT THE UNDERLYING MISSION IS NOT JUST TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS WE ALL KNOW ARE REAL, BUT ACTUALLY DOING IT. I APPRECIATE YOU SAYING THAT AS A MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL STAFF. AND I JUST WANTED TO QUICKLY THINK COMES A MEMBER OF RAIN, THAT GREEN, 360 SEATTLE, AND WORK THAT IS BEING DONE BY ACTIVISTS ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL. AND JUST, ONE OR TWO THINGS I WANTED TO ADD, WHAT I WANTED TO MENTION IN THIS CONTEXT, I THINK IT WILL COME UP MUCH MORE IN THE NEXT ITEM AND ALSO ON THE UPCOMING THINGS THAT WE WILL BE DOING THIS YEAR. AND THE FOLLOWING YEARS. AROUND THE GREEN NEW DEAL, WHICH IS EVERY STEP, WE HAVE TO HIGHLIGHT THE QUESTION OF THE WORKERS IN THE FOSSIL FUELS SECTOR. AND THAT WE CANNOT EFFECTIVELY HAVE ANY KIND OF GREEN NEW DEAL OR ESTABLISH A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY WITHOUT TYING IT TO THE QUESTION OF PEOPLE’S LIVES AS A WHOLE. THE DIVISION BETWEEN THOSE OF US WHO ARE MORE PROMINENTLY HIGHLIGHTING THE SUSTAINABILITY ASPECT AND THOSE OF US WHO ARE MORE PROMINENTLY HIGHLIGHTING THE QUESTION OF JOBS. THERE CAN’T BE A DIVISION. WE CAN HAVE JOBS AND SUSTAINABILITY WERE NEITHER. WE HAVE TO GO IN LOCKSTEP. SO I JUST WANT TO APPRECIATE THE LEADERS AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT WHO CAME FROM THE TRADES. WHO HAVE COME HERE TODAY TO ENGAGE IN THIS TOPIC. ON AN ONGOING BASIS. BUT THERE HAS TO BE MORE ENGAGEMENT ON THE ISSUES, THAT WE CAN BRING THOSE THINGS TOGETHER. I WANT TO JUST ALSO REITERATE SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO MENTIONED. THERE ARE TWO MEMBERS FROM THE LABOR UNION THAT WILL BE ON THIS TABLE. THAT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE BRING THAT, MUCH MORE UNITY WE HAVE IN THE PAST. THAT WE ALL SHARE AS A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. I HAVE SIMILAR COMMENTS THAT I WILL GET INTO WHEN WE GET TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL. AT THE CORE OF, AT LEAST FOR ME, THE PRINCIPLES OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL, IT IS THE TRANSITION WE MAKE HAS TO BE A JUST TRANSITION. AND THAT MEANS THAT THE BURDEN OF TRANSITIONING CAN’T FALL ON THE BACKS OF THE FOLKS WHO HAVEN’T BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING THE INJUSTICES THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO, WHO HAVE ALWAYS BORNE THE BRUNT OF TRANSITION. AND WHO HAVE THE LEAST RESOURCES TO ABSORB THOSE RESOURCES. WHILE THE FOLKS WITH THE MOST RESOURCES MOVE ON WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE. >>IF I MIGHT ADD, THE OTHER REASON WHY WE SHOULD BE SORT OF RINGING ALL OF THAT TOGETHER IS ALSO BECAUSE I THINK THE WORKERS AND THE UNIONS THEMSELVES IN THE FOSSIL FUELS SECTOR ARE IN THE BEST POSITION TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE OIL BILLIONAIRES AND OTHERS WHO ARE THE REAL POWERBROKERS. TO MAKE A SHIFT AWAY FROM THE HARMFUL SOURCES OF ENERGY. TO RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES. THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO MENTION IN THE CONTEXT OF THINKING THAT GRAIN AND OTHER ACTIVISTS, MIGHT EVERYONE WATCHING THIS HAVE THE YOUTH CLIMATE WALKOUT THAT WILL HAPPEN ON SEPTEMBER 20. AND THEY WILL MARCH TO CITY HALL AND WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. I’M SURE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE WILL BE JOINING THEM. >>THANK YOU. GREAT. I WILL GO AHEAD AT THAT POINT AND MOVE COUNCIL BILL 119 604 AS AMENDED. ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING I DID. GREAT. SO THIS WILL GO TO THE FULL COUNCIL ONE WEEK FROM MONDAY. THE 16th. I WANT TO JUST SIGNAL THAT THE GOAL IS TO GET THIS BOARD. THIS OVERSIGHT BOARD SET UP BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. SO THAT WILL REQUIRE ALMOST IMMEDIATE ACTION. NOT EXACTLY SURE EXACTLY WHICH PEOPLE WILL BE A PART OF IT BUT SOME FOLKS ON COUNSEL, HOPEFULLY FOLKS IN OSC, ALONG WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE WORD WILL GET OUT AND GET THE APPLICATION PROCESS GOING ON THE BOARD. >>SO FOLKS LISTENING, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED LET ME KNOW. WE WILL MAKE SURE THERE IS AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS. >>THANK YOU, WE YOLANDA FOR YOUR HELP ON THAT. KELLY, CAN YOU READ AND AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THREE? >>WE WILL BE HAVING A BRIEFING ON THE HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY BUILDINGS DRAFT LEGISLATION. >>AS FOLKS COME FORWARD, I JUST WANT TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF AN OVERVIEW WHERE WE ARE ON THIS. AGAIN, WE HAVE DRAFT LEGISLATION POSTED WITH THE AGENDA BUT THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL LEGISLATION THAT HAS BEEN INTRODUCED. A VERSION OF THIS IS SCHEDULED TO BE TRADUCED ON THE REFERRAL COUNSEL, CALENDAR ON MONDAY. WE WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION AND COMMITTEE NEXT TUESDAY I BELIEVE. AND AGAIN, NO PLAN TO VOTE ON IT NEXT TUESDAY. PROBABLY THE WEEK AFTER WOULD BE THE EARLIEST WE WOULD CONSIDER A VOTE ON THAT. SO WHAT WE START WITH A QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS? >>I AM STEVE. >>I AM COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ FOR. >> 21. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. I WILL GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT THIS LEGISLATION DOES. AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT BRIEFLY FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ME. BUT I AM MOSTLY INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS HERE TODAY. TO HEAR FROM YOU RELATIVES YOUR ORGANIZATION AND ASPECTS OF THIS LEGISLATION. WHY YOU ARE WORKING ON THAT. AS FAR AS WHAT THE LEGISLATION DOES, IT IS, YOU KNOW, THE DRAFT LEGISLATION BEFORE US IS EIGHT PAGES BUT I WOULD POINT PEOPLE TO, I THINK IT IS PAGE SEVEN OF IT. WHERE AT THE TOP OF PAGE 7, IT IS ONE SENTENCE THAT IS FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020, NATURAL GAS PIPING SYSTEMS ARE PROHIBITED FROM BEING INSTALLED IN NEW BUILDINGS. AND SO, THE STEPS TO DO THAT WILL REQUIRE A FEW MORE LITTLE THINGS TO HAPPEN. AND THE REST OF THE LEGISLATION TALKS ABOUT SOME OF THE HISTORY OF SEATTLE’S WORK ON CLIMATE. ALSO THE DEPARTMENT, WHO IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON UPDATES TO THE BUILDING CODES IN ANTICIPATION OF CODE CHANGES TO COME UP WITH THE ACTUAL PIECES OF CHANGES TO BUILDING CODES THAT WILL NEED TO BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE, THIS NEW LAW THAT WILL GO INTO EFFECT ASSUMING IT WILL PASS THE CITY COUNCIL. I WANT TO SPEAK WITH NATURAL GAS AND RESIDENTIAL HOMES FOR 2nd. IT IS SOMETHING I HAVE IN MY HOME. AND ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO, MY WIFE AND I BOUGHT A HOUSE IN SEATTLE. WE STILL LIVE IN THAT HOUSE. WE BOUGHT THE HOUSE, THERE’S NOT NATURAL GAS IN THE HOUSE. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE DID WHEN WE MOVED IN WAS TOOK OUT AN OIL FURNACE AND PUT A NATURAL GAS FURNACE IN AND ADDED NATURAL GAS APPLIANCES OVER THE FIRST THREE YEARS. I CONSIDERED MYSELF LIKE I DO TODAY, AND ENVIRONMENTALIST. AT THE TIME, 25 YEARS AGO, SEEMED LIKE THE GREEN THING TO DO. AND THE REALITY THAT WE FACE TODAY IS WHAT I KNOW FROM THE SCIENCE. WHAT I HAVE LEARNED FROM THE CHANGE IN THE INDUSTRY, BOTH FROM THE GAS INDUSTRY AND CHANGES IN ELECTRIC INDUSTRY IS THAT A LOT HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST 25 YEARS. IT HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE APPARENT EVERY DAY THAT NATURAL GAS IS NO LONGER THE GREEN ALTERNATIVE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SHIFTED IS THAT AT THE TIME, 25 YEARS AGO, THE ELECTRICITY IN SEATTLE BY SEATTLE CITY LIGHT INCLUDED COAL IN THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM. ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO, THAT SHIFTED. SO IN THE LAST 15 YEARS, ELECTRICITY HAS BEEN 100% CARBON NEUTRAL. ANOTHER SHIFT WE HAVE SEEN IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FRACKING. TODAY, ALMOST 2/3 OF THE GAS WE GET IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS FRACTURED GAS. AND WE ARE WELL AWARE OF THE IMPACT THAT FRACKING HAS ON THE COMMITTEES. WHERE THE FRACKING IS DONE. THE DEVASTATION TO WATER QUALITY, AIR QUALITY, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. AND IT IS A POINT OF GUILT THAT MY CHEAP GAS, THAT I GET IN MY HOME, TO COOK WITH AND TO HE MY HOUSE AND WATER, IS AT THE EXPENSE OF PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES OFTEN THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY WHO ARE BEARING THE BRUNT OF THAT DECISION. IT DOESN’T FEEL JUST OR FAIR. THE THE THING IS, THE SCIENCE HAS TOLD US THAT THE CLIMATE IMPACTS OF NATURAL GAS, AS WE HEARD THE TESTIMONY TODAY, THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF OTHER COURSES ACTUALLY, WELL IT SEEMED LIKE A BETTER FOSSIL FUEL THAN COAL OR OIL. IS APPEARING THAT NATURAL GAS IS JUST AS DAMAGING AS COAL AND OIL. IT WAS NEVER A GREENER ALTERNATIVE. IT SEEMED THAT WAY AT THE TIME. THE LAST THING I WILL MENTION IS THAT YESTERDAY, YOU HEARD FROM THE PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TALKING ABOUT THE HEALTHY IMPACTS OF BREATHING THE EXHAUST FROM COOKING WITH NATURAL GAS IN MY HOUSE. AND RECOGNIZING THE FACT THAT, COMING TO TERMS OF THE FACT THAT I HAVE RAISED TWO BOYS ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD NOW THAT ARE, THEY SPENT THEIR ENTIRE LIVES BREATHING THE EXHAUST. AS I’M HEARING THE LIST OF TOXINS AND POISONS THAT ARE IN THAT EXHAUST, OFTENTIMES MAKING THE AIR QUALITY IN MY HOUSE APPARENTLY ILLEGAL FOR OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY. IT IS REALLY HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE. THAT I EXPOSED MY FAMILY TO THAT. AND I WANT TO FIND A WAY SO I CAN STOP DOING THAT. I DON’T WANT ANY OTHER FAMILIES TO BE EXPOSED TO THAT GOING FORWARD. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ME. REALLY, BIGGER THAN ALL OF THAT FOR PERSONAL, THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS HERE AT THE TABLE, THE COALITION THAT FOLKS HAVE PUT TOGETHER, LED BY 350 SEATTLE AND GOT GREEN. REPRESENTING SOME AMAZING COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE CITY. OFTEN, THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO ALL SORTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. THEY HAVE SAID THIS IS A PRIORITY FOR US. WE NEED TO GET MOVING ON THIS RIGHT AWAY. SO WITH THAT, I WILL STOP MY TALKING AND I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WILL HAVE WORKED OUT IN ORDER BUT I WILL LET YOU FIGURE OUT HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. >>INC. YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER. SO GOT GREEN AND SAGE DEFINITELY SUPPORT THIS ORDINANCE AND WE ARE EXCITED THAT YOU ARE HELPING US LEAD IN THIS WAY. 1021 WILL TALK ABOUT THE BROADER SCOPE AND I WILL COME IN AND CHAT ABOUT SOME ANECDOTES ABOUT HOW NATURAL CLASS AFFECTS OUR COMMUNITIES. >>THANK YOU, NANCY. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. GOT GREEN WE FUNDAMENTALLY DO NOT SUPPORT NATURAL GAS. BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT IMPACTS IT ACTUALLY BRINGS ON THE COMMUNITIES. ON A BROADER SCALE OF THE PROCESS OF NATURAL GAS, THE EXTRACTION INCLUDES CONTAMINATION AT EVERY LEVEL. CONTAMINATION AND EMISSIONS. IT IS REPORTED BY PIPELINES. IT HAS RISK OF LEAK AND EXPLOSION AND FOR THE CONTAMINATION. MOST OF THEM ARE DISPROPORTIONATE TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ON THEIR LANDS AND COMMUNITIES AND WORKERS WHO ARE ALREADY BURDENED BY OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICES. SO IT IS EXTRACTIVE FROM START TO FINISH, HONESTLY. APART FROM THAT, EVEN ON THE SMALLER SCALE, IF WE TALK ABOUT IT RESIDENTIAL SCALES, INDOOR AIR QUALITY IS ALSO AFFECTED ADVERSELY BY NATURAL GAS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS NO VENTILATION LIKE IN WINTER. POLLUTANTS LIKE NITROGEN DIOXIDE, FORMALDEHYDE, THESE ARE RELEASED IN THE INDOOR AIR. AND THESE ARE HAVING SEVERE IMPACTS ON HEALTH. ASTHMA, NANCY IS GOING TO TALK MORE ABOUT SOME OF THOSE IMPACTS. AT THE SAME TIME, WHILE WE CURRENTLY KNOW THAT IT IS A CHEAPER SOLUTION, WE STILL KNOW THAT IT IS NOT A VIABLE SOLUTION FOR OUR FUTURE. HOWEVER, WHILE IT IS IMPORTANT TO ELIMINATE NATURAL GAS FROM OUR SYSTEM, IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT WE ENSURE THAT WE ARE NOT BRINGING THE SAME PEOPLE FURTHER WHO ARE ON THE FRONTLINE’S. EDUCATION, PLANNING, SUPPORT DURING THIS TRANSMISSION IS IMPORTANT. ESPECIALLY THINKING ABOUT WORKERS IN THESE COMMUNITIES. SOME OF THEM WHO ARE ACTUALLY EMPLOYED IN NATURAL GAS. THEY ARE THE FIRST AND FOREMOST TO FACE THOSE IMPACTS. ALTHOUGH THEY KNOW THAT IS THE ONLY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY THEY HAVE. SO THINKING ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS, IT IS IMPORTANT IN OUR AGREEMENT. >>BEFORE, I THOUGHT THAT ASTHMA WAS A NORMAL THING. THAT PEOPLE HAVE. IT IS NOT PREVENTABLE, IT IS PART OF LIFE BECAUSE MY MOM, MY BROTHER, SO MANY PEOPLE I GREW UP WITH HAVE ASTHMA. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT NATURAL GAS, YOU HAVE SEEN STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THERE IS A LINK BETWEEN ASTHMA AND NATURAL GAS. IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO CONTINUE WITH THIS PATTERN. IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO CONTINUE TO HOLD NEW BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE AFFORDABLE OR THAT WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. THAT WILL STILL HARM THEM. MOVING AWAY FROM THIS AND BEING ABLE TO ADDRESS THESE HEALTH ISSUES WILL BE REALLY IMPORTANT. ESPECIALLY IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS AS A GREEN NEW DEAL. ANOTHER THING, WE HAVE SEEN THAT GAS LEAKS ARE A BIG DEAL. NOT NECESSARILY IN OUR CITY OR OUR STATE BUT WE HAVE SEEN THAT HAPPEN IN GREENWOOD. EVERYBODY IS A WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BIG ONE. WHEN THE BIG EARTHQUAKE WILL HAPPEN. AND YOU KNOW, I GOT GREEN WE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE RESILIENCE A LOT. IF WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE KINDS OF PIPING INFRASTRUCTURE, THAT COULD BE HARMED IN TIMES WHERE WE WOULD EXPERIENCE AN EARTHQUAKE AND DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY WAYS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES TO BE ABLE TO DETECT THEMSELVES FROM THIS. IT COULD EXACERBATE THE IMPACT THEY WOULD ALREADY BE FACING IN THAT CAVE A SITUATION. AND LASTLY, I BROUGHT THIS UP WITH MY COMMITTEE LAST WEEK. SO GOT GREEN STRUCTURES, WE HAVE COMMITTEES THAT WE WORK WITH AND WE MEET TWICE A MONTH AND WE TALK ABOUT WHAT THE PRIORITIES ARE FOR THIS MONTH. THIS WEEK, THINGS LIKE THAT. SO WHEN I BROUGHT THIS UP TO THEM, THEY WERE LIKE, OH. NATURAL GAS IS HARMFUL? AND THEN I ASKED, DO ANY OF YOU ALL HAVE NATURAL GAS IN YOUR HOMES? ALL OF THEM HAD NATURAL GAS STOVES. ONE OF THEM DIDN’T HAVE A FAN IN THEIR KITCHEN. SAID THIS IS SOMETHING TOO THAT WE HAVE SEEN, OUR COMMUNITIES ARE HEAVILY IMPACTED BUT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE HEALTH IMPACTS AND WHAT IT CAN MEAN. TO CONTINUE IN THIS WAY WITHOUT HAVING EDUCATION FOR OUR FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS WOULD AFFECT THEM WOULD BE ANOTHER IN JUSTICE THAT THEY WOULD BE FACING. AND I WILL HAVE, I WILL PASS IT ON TO BRITNEY TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE SYSTEM IS MORE THAN WHAT I HAVE SAID. AND HOW THIS REALLY ADDRESSES THE CLIMATES ISSUE THAT WE ARE TRYING TO TACKLE. >>THANK YOU, NANCY. SO THIS-YEAR-OLD CLUB IS HAPPY TO SUPPORT THIS PROPOSAL. THE SIERRA CLUB NATIONWIDE ACTUALLY, THEY PROPOSES TO CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO THE REALITY OF WHAT NATURAL GAS IS DOING TO OUR URBAN CLIMATES AND THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS IT NOW. I DO WANT TO MENTION THAT WE DON’T SEE THIS AS THE BE ALL AND ALL OF THE CITY CLIMATE POLICY. HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY BUILDINGS SHOULD COME AND WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER CLIMATE EFFORTS. THIS IS ALSO INSIDE THE ENVELOPE OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL. THAT IS, WE DO FEEL IT IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF THE FOSSIL FUEL AND NATION EFFORTS. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT FOSSIL FUELS ARE DRIVING OUR CLIMATE CRISIS. THAT WE MUST REDUCE EMISSIONS AND FAST. BUILDING EMISSIONS ACCOUNT FOR ABOUT ONE THIRD OF SEATTLE’S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. AND NATURAL GAS ACCOUNTS FOR 2/3 OF THOSE EMISSIONS. AND A TO DOZENS OF TEAMBUILDING ENERGY TARGET REPORT NOTES THAT FOR SEATTLE, FOR THEM TO MEET THE ORIGINAL GOAL OF BECOMING CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2050, NOT ONLY MUST ELECTRICITY BECOME CARBON NEUTRAL ABOUT WE MUST CONVERT THE MAJORITY TO ELECTRICITY. WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS AND OUR NEW GOAL OF 2030, IT BECOMES CLEAR TO US THAT IT IS NOT ONLY ILLOGICAL BUT FRANKLY UNCONSCIONABLE TO KEEP CONSTRUCTING THE FOSSIL FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR BUILDINGS. WHEN YOU ARE IN A WHOLE, YOU DON’T KEEP TICKING. WHEN THE PLANET IS BURNING, YOU DON’T KEEP LIGHTING FIRES. DECLARING WE WILL NO LONGER MAKE A PLACE FOR NEW FOSSIL FUELS IS A LEASE THAT WE CAN DO. >>SO, BEFORE YOU JUMP IN, LET NOT INTRODUCE HIMSELF. >>A QUICK NAME AND RANK FOR THE RECORD. >>MY NAME IS MATT REMLEY AND I AM A RESIDENT OF SOUTH SEATTLE, BEACON HILL. >>THANK YOU. SORRY FOR BEING LATE. >>NO PROBLEM. >>SO EMERALD CITY WORKS AT THE CENTER FOR EQUITY AND ENVIRONMENT. WE WANT TO BE CERTAIN THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES, WE ARE DOING IT IN A JUST WAY. AND WE ARE CONCERNED WITH EQUITY. SO THE TWO AREAS I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT OUR CLEAN ENERGY, JOBS AND OPPORTUNITY. WE THINK THAT AS WE TRANSITION JOBS FROM FOSSIL FUEL JOBS TO CLEAN ENERGY JOBS, LIKE BUILDING AUTOMATION AND CONTROLS, ADVANCED VENTILATION SYSTEMS, HEAT PUMP INSTALLATION, BUILDING SPECIALIST, THAT WE CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT OF THESE CAREERS IN THE PAST. FOLKS WITH LOW INCOME, IMMIGRANTS, WOMEN AND VETERANS. SO THIS, THERE WILL BE A TRANSITION. WE WILL BE, NEED TO BE, TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS A JUST TRANSITION BUT IT ALSO CREATES TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR GOOD PAYING CAREERS. FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED. THE OTHER THING, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING A LOT WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY CONTINUALLY EXCEEDS THE BUILDING CODE. AND IN THEIR STANDARDS, THEY HAVE TREMENDOUS CONCERN FOR RESIDENTS IN THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF RESIDENTS. SO MANY BUILDINGS ARE ALREADY ELECTRIC. THEY, THE CONSORTIUM HAS A TEAM WORKING TO PILOTS, TO REDUCE THE COST OF ALL ELECTRIC BUILDINGS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN DO THIS AT A LOW COST AND HANDLE ALL BUILDINGS THIS WAY. WE ARE ALREADY MOVING DOWN THIS PATH. THEY ALSO WORK TO DO RETROFITS ON EXISTING BUILDINGS. AND WE ARE REPLACING GAS EQUIPMENT THAT WAS INSTALLED FIVE OR 10 YEARS AGO WITH MORE ADVANCED ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT AND WE DON’T WANT TO GET INTO THIS BIND AGAIN. WE DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE WHOLE DEEPER AND PUT IN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE NEED TO REPLACE TO MAKE OUR CITY CLIMATE POLLUTION FREE BY 2030. >>SO I WILL LEAVE IT THERE. >>MATT, WE HAVE HEARD FROM EVERYONE ELSE HERE. I KNOW YOU JUST GOT HERE BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF YOU WANTED TO SHARE A FEW COMMENTS. >>THANK YOU. >>UP ON THE STEM, THERE DOES. >>WELL THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE SOME WORDS. IN REGARDS TO THE HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY BUILDINGS EFFORT. AT FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ALL OF YOUR YEARS OF WORK ON THE ISSUES, PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITIES. YOUR STAFF FOR ALL OF THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU HAVE LAID OUT ON MULTIPLE ISSUES. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS SPECIFICALLY AROUND THIS ISSUE, AND THANK YOU FOR PUTTING IT FORWARD, I SEE IT REALLY IS ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS IN PUTTING TEETH TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION THAT THE COUNCIL PASSED JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO. MAKING BOLD RESOLUTIONS AND STATEMENTS IS ONE THING. BUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS TAKING THE NEXT STEP AND PUTTING TEETH AND KIND OF MEAT TO THE RESOLUTION AS HAS PROBABLY BEEN STATED. I APOLOGIZE IF I AM REPEATING EARLIER TALKING POINTS. BUT WE KNOW THAT 25% OF SEATTLE’S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS COME FROM SO-CALLED NATURAL GAS. BUT WE ALSO KNOW THOUGH IS THAT NATURAL GAS IS A MYTH AS A CLEAN FUEL. WE KNOW THAT IT RELEASES METHANE AND A LOT OF TIMES WHEN THERE ARE CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE CLIMATE CRISIS, WE ONLY HEAR ABOUT REDUCTIONS IN CARBON AND NOT ALL OF THE VARIOUS GREENHOUSE GASES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO CHANGING CLIMATE. THAT IS ONE REASON I SUPPORTED THE GREEN NEW DEAL BECAUSE IT TALKED ABOUT ILLUMINATING ALL GREENHOUSE GASES AND WE KNOW THAT METHANE IS 84 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN CARBON DIOXIDE AND 30 TIMES MORE POTENT AS A HEAT TRAPPING GAS. SEATTLE’S NATURAL GAS COMES PRIMARILY FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA, ALBERTA, THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION AND THE SAN JUAN REGION OF THE SOUTHWEST. AND SITE LINE DID A STUDY JUST LAST YEAR, 2017 AND THEY ESTIMATE THAT WELL OVER HALF, IF NOT MORE OF THAT NATURAL GAS COMES FROM FRACTAL GAS SITES. SO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA, THERE ARE CURRENTLY OVER 200,000 FACT GAS WELLS. ONE OF THE THINGS WE KNOW THAT FRACKING DOES IS IT NEEDS FRESHWATER IN THE PROCESS TO EXTRACT THE NATURAL GAS. ON AVERAGE, IT TAKES 2-8 MILLION GALLONS OF FRESH WATER FOR JUST ONE FACT GAS WELL. FRACKING YOU KNOW, OIL COMPANIES DO NOT NEED TO DISCLOSE WHICH CHEMICALS THEY ARE USING IN THE MIXTURE. THEY UTILIZE CORE FRACKING THANKS IN PART TO THE 2005 SO- CALLED HALLIBURTON LOOPHOLE. WHICH EXEMPTED DISCLOSURE AND ALLOWED COMPANIES EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSING THE VARIOUS TOXIC MATERIALS THEY ARE USING IN THEIR FRACKING PROCESS. AND OF COURSE COMING FROM FORMER VIBE VICE PRESIDENT DICKS CHENEY AND HIS CONNECTIONS TO HALLIBURTON. WE DON’T EXACTLY KNOW WHAT IS GOING IN THE GROUND. WE KNOW THAT FRACKING, WASTEWATER UP TO 85% OF IT REMAINS UNDERWATER. AND THIS IS NEAR AND AROUND COMMUNITIES DRINKING SOURCES. THE REMAINING IS BROUGHT INTO OPEN PITS, WHICH ARE OFTEN NOT CLEANED UP AND LEFT EXPOSED. RECENTLY, JUST LAST YEAR, THE BC OIL AND GAS COMMISSION RELEASED A REPORT STUDYING THE IMPACTS OF FRACKING AND THAT IT HAS HAD IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. AND WHAT THEY HAVE FOUND UP THERE, EXCUSE ME, IT IS 2016 STUDY. THAT 90% OF THE EARTHQUAKES THAT THEY ARE EXPERIENCING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA CURRENTLY ARE DIRECTLY TIED TO FRACKING AND THIS IS COMING FROM A OIL GAS COMMISSION. DATE RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT CONTINUED FRACKING IS A THREAT UPON INFRASTRUCTURE, SUCH AS DAMS. ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ITSELF, IF WE WANT TO TAKE A STEP BACK BECAUSE IT IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE FRACKING. IT IS MORE THAN TURNING ON THE LIGHTS. IT IS MORE THAN JUST THE CLIMATE CRISIS BECAUSE THE REALITY IS THAT ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS HISTORICALLY AND CAN TEMPORARILY HAS BEEN BUILT ON THE DESECRATION AND DESTRUCTION OF TRIBES AND FIRST NATION LANDS AND COMMUNITIES. THIS DATES BACK EVEN TO THE DAMNING OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO BRING ELECTRICITY TO VARIOUS CITIES THAT IMPACTED, ACTUALLY STANDING ROCK AND QUITE A FEW OTHER LAKOTA TRIBES. THE COAL THAT WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE NAVAJO RESERVATION TO POWER LOS ANGELES, PHOENIX AND OTHER CITIES. IT IS COMING OUT OF THE NAVAJO COMMUNITY. THE FRACKING THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IS HAPPENING ON FIRST NATION LAND. SO THE LIGHT THAT WE ARE SITTING UNDER IS COMING TO US FROM THE EXPLOITATION OF FIRST NATION COMMUNITIES. AND IN PARTICULAR, IN BC AND ALBERTA. THE TREATY FIRST NATIONS HAVE, THEY ARE NOT SEEING ANY OF THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS. THEY ARE NOT SEEING ANY OF THE JOBS. BUT THEY ARE CERTAINLY A SPEAR DANCING THE HEALTH OUTCOMES DUE TO THE FRACKING. THE LOSS OF THEIR DRINKING WATER. AND MANY OF THOSE COMMUNITIES ARE ALSO SUBSISTENCE LIVERS. THEY ARE SEEING A LOSS OF THEIR FISH AS WELL AS OTHER WILDLIFE. SO THAT IS A FULL CIRCLE WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS THAT FIRST NATIONS AND TRIBAL COMMUNITIES ARE FACING. BEARING THE BRUNT FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. JUST LAST YEAR, THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT, ANOTHER ISSUE DIRECTLY TIED TO THESE FRACKING SITES, IT IS THE ISSUE OF MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN. WHAT YOU WILL FIND IS THAT IN THESE AREAS, WHERE MASS EXPLOITATION IS TAKING PLACE, MAN CAMPS ARE ASSUMED TO FOLLOW. A CREEK COMMUNITY FROM HIS COLUMBIA DOCUMENTED AN INCREASE OF OVER 400% SEXUAL VIOLENCE AMONG INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN THESE COMMUNITIES IN AND AROUND THESE FRACKING SITES. SO I BRING SOME OF THAT INFORMATION HERE THAT WHEN WE ARE THINKING ABOUT EVEN A POLICY THAT, ABOUT ENDING NATURAL GAS HOOKUPS IN SEATTLE, IT HAS BROAD AND DEEP LOCATIONS BEYOND WHERE WE GET OUR LIGHT SOURCE. SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING THE COUNCIL MOVE FORWARD ON THIS EFFORT. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, MATT. WE THANK ALL OF YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR ONGOING WORK AND ENGAGEMENT. YOUR THOUGHTFUL LEADERSHIP ON YOU KNOW, PUSHING THE COUNCIL AND THE CITY TO ADDRESS A CRISIS THAT HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR DECADES. AND UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS CLEAR THAT DESPITE SOME DECENT EFFORTS, WE ARE NOT NEARLY DOING AS MUCH AS WE NEED TO TO TRULY ADDRESS THE CRISIS. I WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE AND ACKNOWLEDGE SOME OF THE COMMENTS WE HEARD IN PUBLIC, TODAY. WE HEARD FROM AT LEAST THREE LABOR LEADERS REPRESENTING WORKERS. THEY ARE WORKING IN INDUSTRIES THAT COULD BE IMPACTED OR IT MOST CERTAINLY WOULD BE IMPACTED IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. I KNOW THAT CORE TO THE PRINCIPLE OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS THE TRANSITIONS WE MAKE ARE NOT ON THE BACK OF THOSE WORKERS. WE WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE WORK TO DO IN THE COMING WEEKS. BOTH AROUND THIS POLICY, WHICH I SEE AS A RELATIVELY MODEST FIRST STEP. IT IS CERTAINLY, IF WE ARE GOING TO TRANSITION OFF OF THE MAJORITY OF THE HOMES ARE HEATED WITH NATURAL GAS TODAY. IF WE ARE TRANSITIONING ALL THIS OFF, THERE WILL BE IMPACTS, BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE TO WORKERS. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT A TRANSITION LOOKS LIKE. SO WE DON’T END UP DOWN THE SAME PATH OF HAVING THE FOLKS WHO BEAR THE BRUNT OF THE TRANSITION BE THE FOLKS ON THE FRONTLINE. THE WORKERS IN THIS CASE. WE ALSO HEARD FROM A WOMAN TESTIFYING ABOUT OIL. HEAT. WHICH IS ANOTHER PIECE OF LEGISLATION WE ARE WORKING ON. WE ARE NOT DISCUSSING THAT TODAY BUT IT HIGHLIGHTED THAT SOME FOLKS ARE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY RELY ON FOSSIL FUELS FOR HEATING THEIR HOME. AND IF WE ARE GOING TO ELIMINATE ALL FOSSIL FUELS IN OUR CITY IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, YOU KNOW, EVERYONE WILL NEED TO MAKE THAT TRANSITION. SO WE NEED TO BE WORKING WITH FOLKS THAT ARE LIVING, WHETHER HOMEOWNERS OR RENTERS, TO ENSURE THAT THEY CONTINUE TO HAVE RELIABLE, SAFE, AFFORDABLE HEATING AND OTHER IMPLEMENTS FOR LIVING IN THEIR HOUSE. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE RESOURCES IN PLACE AND STRUCTURES IN PLACE SO THE TRANSITION IS FAIR AND JUST AS WE MOVE FORWARD. WE ALSO HEARD TESTIMONY FROM REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE BUILDING COMMUNITY. TALKING ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS. OBVIOUSLY, WE GOING FORWARD, IF LEGISLATION SUCH AS THIS PASSES, WE WILL NEED BUILDERS TO CONTINUE TO BUILD HOMES THAT ARE 100% ELECTRIC. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE WORKING WITH THE BUILDERS TO MAKE SURE WE CAN DO THIS. I BELIEVE THAT ONE, THERE IS A LOT OF EVIDENCE. I LOOKING AT A DATA PIECE OF SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES. AND THE HEAT SOURCE THEY HAVE USED AS CONSTRUCTION OVER THE LAST EIGHT OR NINE YEARS. AND BACK IN 2010, LESS THAN 20% OF THE HOMES IN SEATTLE WERE HEATED BY ELECTRICITY. OVER 80% WERE HEATED BY GAS. THE NEW CONSTRUCTION. BUT IN 2018, THAT SHIFTED RADICALLY. WHERE LESS THAN ONE THIRD OF HOMES CONSTRUCTED JUST LAST YEAR WERE HEATED WITH NATURAL GAS. TWO THIRDS WERE HEATED WITH ELECTRICITY. SO WE ARE SEEING THIS TRANSITION ALREADY HAPPENING IN THE MARKETPLACE. OBVIOUSLY, THE WHOLE IDEA FOR BUILDINGS. I AM SPEAKING TO SINGLE FAMILY HOMES BUT THE TRANSITION IS HAPPENING AND WE WILL HAVE TO WATCH HOW THAT HAPPENS. WE WANT TO WORK WITH THE BUILDERS TO ENSURE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE. I WILL NOTE THAT AT A MEDIA EVENT, TO HELP EXPLAIN SOME OF THIS LEGISLATION, WE DID HAVE SOME WORK IN THE BUILDING COMMUNITY, TALKING ABOUT THEM BUILDING ONLY ELECTRIC HOMES SINCE 2012. THEY’RE DOING QUITE WELL AND THE CONSUMERS WANT THOSE HOMES TOO. WE HOPE THE MARKET SHIFT IN A WAY. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS LEGISLATION AS SIMPLY TALKING ABOUT NEW CONSTRUCTION. AND RECOGNIZING THAT IT WILL HAVE IMPACTS OBVIOUSLY ON A VARIETY OF FOLKS. WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO WITH ALL OF THE EXISTING BUILDINGS THAT RELY ON NATURAL GAS THAT WE WILL HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A TRANSITION OFF OF THAT. SO I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE COMMENTS. >>I DO. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL OF THE REMARKS YOU MADE. ALSO THE WORK THAT HAS GONE ON, NOT ONLY ON THIS ONE LEGISLATION BUT IN GENERAL. I THOUGHT MATT, YOU MADE SOME IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT HOW, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST NATION THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED, THE STATISTICS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL. AS A SIDE NOTE, I WOULD IF YOU COULD SEND SOME OF THOSE SOURCES OVER TO MY STAFF? SO WE CAN LOOK AT THAT AS WELL? AND I ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT. IN ADDITION TO THE SCIENCE THAT WE KNOW NOW ABOUT NATURAL GAS, THAT IS A BIG SHIFT WE ARE HAVING TO MAKE. HE USED TO BE KNOWN AS THE SAFER THING. BUT WE KNOW NOW FROM SCIENCE THAT IT IS NOT TRUE. BUT IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THE SCIENTIFIC REASONS AND CLIMATE RELATED REASONS TO MOVE AWAY FROM NATURAL GAS, I THINK IT IS EXTREMELY CRUCIAL THAT WE, THE INDIGENOUS ACTIVIST COMMUNITY HAS DONE THIS CONSISTENTLY. WE NEED TO JOIN THEM. TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ASPECTS GOES HAND-IN- HAND. THAT THE CRISIS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT OUR FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES, THAT THEY FACED, BECAUSE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CAMP THAT ESTABLISHED ONCE THE REGION WAS OPENED THE FRACKING. IT GOES HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY ISSUE. THAT IS, THAT IS AN UNBELIEVABLE CRISIS THAT IS BEING PHASED. THAT IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THERE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS ACTIVISM AROUND THE MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN. I WANT TO SHOUT OUT TO ROXANNE WHITE AND OTHERS IN SEATTLE WHO HAS BEE AT THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT. I ALSO WANTED TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL OF THE ACTIVIST FOR, ALTHOUGH MATT SAID, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST THING WE HAVE HAD, WE HAVE HAD A LOT HAPPEN BEFORE THIS IN THE RECENT YEARS. THE DAKOTA PIPELINE ACCESS RESOLUTION AGAINST THE LNG PLANT INTO,, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT. AND OUR ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF FARGO. ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN IMPORTANT. I WANTED TO SAY MY STAFF AND I HAVE BEEN HONORED TO WORK WITH YOU ALL ON AND ALL OF THOSE DIFFERENT POLICY ASPECTS. AND THEN, THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO ADD WAS, I THINK STEVE MADE AN IMPORTANT POINT. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY ALSO TO EXPAND THE PUBLIC SECTOR FOR JOBS. AND THAT IS A BIG COMPONENT OF THIS. AND I WAS, WE ARE JUST DISCUSSING THIS LEGISLATION OBVIOUSLY. WE ARE NOT VOTING ON THIS. I DO, I WOULD LIKE FOR MY OFFICE TO WORK WITH YOURS, COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO MAYBE ADD IN SOME LANGUAGE ON, PUTTING IT IN WRITING WHAT WE BOTH ARTICULATED AND WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS ARTICULATED ON THE QUESTION OF JOBS BEING TIED TO THE QUESTION OF SUSTAINABILITY. THAT IS IMPORTANT TO ADD IN. HE VERY CONSISTENTLY ADDING IN EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. AND SPECIFICALLY, TWO POINTS SPECIFICALLY. ONE IS THAT JOBS IN GENERAL, I THINK THAT THE VOICE OF THE PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS UNION WAS ALSO IMPORTANT. AND THE TRANSITION OF JOBS AWAY FROM THE ENERGY SOURCES THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO MOVE AWAY FROM, THAT TRANSITION WOULD IMPLY RETRAINING AS WELL. I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AROUND THAT SO THAT THE LANGUAGE WE USE TODAY, EVEN IF THAT MAY NOT BE CONCRETE COMPONENTS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY, WE SHOULD BE A GUIDELINE FOR THE FUTURE. SO IN OTHER WORDS, TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, STEVE YOU MENTIONED THE QUESTION OF RETROFITTING. THAT IS IMPORTANT. THIS LEGISLATION TALKS ABOUT NEW BUILDINGS BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO TALK ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY RETROFITTING OF EXISTING BUILDINGS. THAT WOULD, IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT JUST TRANSITION IN ACTUALITY AND NOT JUST AN ABSTRACT NOTION, THAT WOULD IMPLY IN SOME SHAPE OR FORM, I AM NOT AN EXPERT OR A TRADESPERSON BUT IT WOULD IMPLY SOME SORT OF RETRAINING QUESTIONS. THAT WOULD HAVE IT WILL AGAIN TIE INTO THE QUESTION OF, HOW WILL WE FUND THAT RETRAINING? WE WILL PUT THAT BURDEN ON THE WORKERS THEMSELVES? IT HAS TO BE PUBLICLY FUNDED. EXPANDING PUBLIC CENTER RETRAINING AND JOBS AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS WITH PRIORITY HIGHER. ALL OF THAT. ALL THAT HAS TO OF COURSE TIE IN WITH PROGRESSIVE REVENUE. THAT HAS TO BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION. THE LAST ONE I WILL MAKE IS, I ALSO APPRECIATED MATT TALKING ABOUT HOW THE FIRST NATIVE COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN THE MOST ADVERSELY IMPACTED BY ALL OF THIS. BUT THEY HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF THE JOBS. THEY HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF THE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. SO I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THAT AS WELL. IN SOME WAY. AND CURRENT REALLY TALK ABOUT THE LANGUAGE. >>COMMUNITY MEMBERS. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS YOU WANT TO MAKE? >>I WANTED TO THANK MATT FOR GETTING ALL OF THE INFORMATION AND DETAILS. ALSO, WE WERE, THROUGH ANOTHER NETWORK, WE ACTUALLY MET SOMEONE FROM THE INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENT OUT NETWORK AND THE, THEY ARE VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED TO NATURAL GAS. ONE OF THEM WAS ACTUALLY BASED OUT OF OKLAHOMA. AND SHE SAID THAT HER ENTIRE COMMUNITY ACTUALLY HAS NO OTHER OPTION, APART FROM BEING APPLIED IN THE SECTOR. AGAIN, THAT IS THE REASON WHY I MADE THE POINT. THERE NEEDS TO BE OTHER OPTIONS. AT THE SAME TIME, HAVE THE SUPPORT TO CUSHION THEM FROM THIS. THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE TRANSITION AS WELL. >>I JUST WANT TO COMMENT ON THE WOMAN WHO GAVE PUBLIC TESTIMONY ABOUT OIL IN HER HOME. BY PUTTING GAS IN PEOPLE’S HOMES TOMORROW, OR NEXT MONTH OR NEXT YEAR, WE ARE DOING THEM A DISSERVICE BECAUSE WE KNOW WE WILL NEED TO REMOVE IT, REMOVE IT EVENTUALLY. RATHER THAN BURDEN THEM IN THE FUTURE, WE CAN SET PUBLIC POLICY, WHICH PUTS US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. SOME DATA IN WASHINGTON STATE, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT SEATTLE SPECIFICALLY, BUT WE HAD 350,000 RESIDENTIAL GAS CUSTOMERS SINCE THE YEAR 2000. >>350,000. SO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN BUILDINGS WERE THE FASTEST GROWING SECTOR OF THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. WE ARE DIGGING THE HOLE DEEPER. AND FASTER. AND THAT IS WHAT THIS RESOLUTION IS REALLY ABOUT. >>>>NOT ABOUT STOPPING THAT. >>SO ONE MORE ACKNOWLEDGMENT I WANT TO MAKE. WHO THIS IMPACTS. PUGET SOUND ENERGY IS THE MAJOR GAS COMPANY HERE IN SEATTLE. OBVIOUSLY NOTE NEW HOOKUPS. THEY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THEM. WE HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM PUGET SOUND ENERGY. THERE IN THE ROOM BUT DID NOT TESTIFY. THEY HAD A CONVERSATION EARLIER TODAY. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND APPRECIATE. WHAT I HEARD I DON’T WANT TO PUT WORDS IN THEIR MOUTH BUT A WILLINGNESS TO SIT AT THE TABLE AND TALK THROUGH A PROCESS. I WANT TO BE CLEAR. I DON’T THINK THIS LEGISLATION ON THE TIME WHEN WE ARE ON IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THEY SEE. BUT FACT THAT THERE IS AN OPENNESS TO A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS IS DEMONSTRATED BY GREAT WORK THAT HAPPENED AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE LAST YEAR. IT IS APPRECIATED. SO HOW WE CONTINUE ON THIS AND MOVE FORWARD, WANT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO HAVE MANY PEOPLE AT THE TABLE, HAVING CONVERSATION OF ABOUT THIS CONVERSATIONS. WHAT WILL BE A SERIES OF LEGISLATION GOING FORWARD. YOU WILL NEED TO DO THAT IF WE WANT TO MEET THE GOAL OF ELIMINATING ALL FOSSIL FUELS AND CLIMATE POLLUTION BY THE YEAR 2030. GREAT. >>I THINK WE WILL ABOUT THIS CONVERSATION AT THIS POINT. INC. YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE TODAY. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR ONGOING WORK AND YOUR FUTURE WORK TOO. >>SO THANK YOU. >>, KELLY? >>YES. WE HAVE COUNSEL BILL 119610. AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF ARMORY WAY AS CONDEMNED BY ORDINATES 67125, LYING BETWEEN WESTERN AVENUE AND ELLIOTT AVENUE AND VACATED PINE STREET AND VIRGINIA STREET, ADJACENT TO THE PC-ONE N. SITE WITHIN THE PIKE PLACE MARKET HISTORICAL DISTRICT, ON THE PETITION OF THE PIKE PLACE MARKET PRESERVATION AND IF ELEMENT AUTHORITY. CLERK FILE 313716. >>WELCOME. WE START WITH A QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS. HEAVILY? >>BEVERLY BARNETT. SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. >>1028, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PIKE PLACE CDA. >>WELCOE BOTH OF YOU. WE HAVE A LITTLE RECITATION. SO, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO START BY GIVING US AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE ARE SITTING HERE? >>TODAY, THIS ITEM AND THE NEXT ITEM OUR FINAL VACATION ORDINANCES. AND WE USUALLY DO A LITTLE REMINDER SO PEOPLE KIND OF GET WHY WE ARE DOING SOMETHING SO ABBREVIATED. SO THE CITY COUNCIL HAS ESTABLISHED A TWO-STEP APPROVAL PROCESS FOR VACATIONS. SO WE WILL COME FORWARD WITH A RECOMMENDATION AND THE CITY COUNCIL HOLDS A PUBLIC HEARING. AND IF THE CITY COUNCIL CHOOSES TO GRANT THE VACATION, THEY WILL ALWAYS OUTLINE CONDITIONS THAT THE DEVELOPER SHOULD MEET. AND THEN THE DEVELOPER GOES OUT, BUILDS PROJECTS, BEATS ALL OF THE CONDITIONS, DOES EVERYTHING AND THEN SOME PERIOD OF TIME, WE COME BACK AND WE GO OVER HOW THE PROJECT WAS IMPLEMENTED AND HOW THE PUBLIC BENEFIT FEATURES WERE ACCOMPLISHED. BECAUSE THAT IS USUALLY ONE OF THE GREATEST ELEMENTS THAT THE CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO SEE. SO THIS IS THE VERY LAST PIECE FOR THIS PROJECT FOR THE PIKE PLACE MARKET. AS WE WILL SEE WITH THIS, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ODD LITTLE STRIPS OF RIGHT-OF-WAY THE THAT IS VERY STEEPLY SLOPED. WE ARE IN THE MARKET, WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE WORK, IT WASN’T ANTICIPATED BUT IT WAS ONLY WHEN ALL OF THE TITLE WORK WAS GOING ON THAT EVERYONE RECOGNIZED THAT THE VACATION NEEDED TO BE ONE OF THE MANY STEPS. IT IS OUTLINED IN THE LEGISLATION. SOME OF THE HISTORY OF THE CITY COUNCIL’S WORK IN SUPPORTING THE MARKETS AND SOME OF THE PRIOR PIECES OF LEGISLATION TO GET THE PROJECT UNDERWAY. BUT THIS WAS STRONGLY SUPPORTED BY THE COUNCIL AT THE POINT WHERE WE WERE HERE IN 2014 FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING AND THE COUNCIL HAS EXPRESSED A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY. IT HAS BEEN REALLY FUN TO HAVE A PROJECT IN THIS LOCATION AND BE ABLE TO GO DOWN AND WATCH IT COME ONLINE. BUT I THINK PROBABLY, WE REALLY WANT TO LET MARY GO TO THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION. WE DID IT BRIEFLY SINCE WE KNOW YOU ARE ALL VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS SPOT. BUT IT GIVES MARY AND THE MARKET A CHANCE TO SHARE THE WORK THEY DID BASED ON YOUR EARLIER SUPPORT. >>GREAT. >>TAKE IT AWAY, MARY. >>THANK YOU. ACTUALLY, THANK YOU, BEVERLY. YOU TOOK OVER MY NOTES SO I DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT. I’M HAPPY YOU DID THAT. EXACTED. THE TEAM DIDN’T REALIZE THEY HAD TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE LAND ON THE DEVELOPMENT SITE. THIS IS WHERE WE ARE TODAY. SO LET ME TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THAT MARKET FRONT. I HOPE YOU HAVE ALL VISITED THE MARKET FRONT BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST STEP ON THE WATERFRONT PROJECT. IT IS VERY EXCITING. WE LOVE IT. THE COMMUNITY LOVES IT. THERE IS A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT THE MARKET FRONT DOES FOR OUR COMMUNITY. NOT ONLY THE PIKE PLACE MARKET BUT THE SEATTLE COMMUNITY. SO FORMALLY, THIS WAS THE SITE HERE. IT WAS FORMERLY THE MUNICIPAL MARKET BUILDING. THAT BURNED DOWN IN 1974. SINCE THEN, UNTIL THE MARKET FRONT, IT WAS SERVICE PARKING LOT FOR 40 YEARS UNTIL THE MARKET FRONT PROJECT. >>THIS IS THE AREA. IT WAS A STEEP SLOPE ARE NOT USED FOR ANY SPECIFIC TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES. NO EVIDENCE OF THIS STRIP OF LAND WITH EVER IMPROVED FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES BUT IT WAS DESIGNATED AS THE ARMORY WAY. SO HERE’S THE AERIAL PHOTO WITH THE ARMORY WAY VACATION, INDICATED IN RED OUTLINE. YOU PROBABLY THINK IT MIGHT BE A BACKTRACK TO THE ARMORY AT THE TIME. WAY BACK WHEN. SO WE ARE GOING THROUGH THE DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE MARKET FRONT BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF AT THE MARKET FRONT IS RIGHT NOW. IT WAS COMPLETED IN JUNE, 2017. IT IS 30,000 FT.B2 OF PUBLIC SPACE. WE HAVE A PRODUCERS HALL ON THE LOWER LEVEL THAT INCLUDES FOR RETAIL SPACES. THE PUBLIC PLAZA HAS 147 NEW DAY STALLS FOR ARTISTS AND FARMERS. THE ARCHITECT WITH MILLER HALL AND IT WAS BUILT BY SELIN. $74 MILLION EXPANSION FOR THE MARKET. THERE IS A NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, WESTERN AVENUE SENIOR HOUSING. WE CALL IT THE WASH BUILDING. 40 UNITS RENTED TO LOW INCOME, 55 YEARS OR OLDER WITH INCOME 50% AND 30% BELOW AREA MEDIAN INCOME. THAT INCLUDES ON THE FIRST FOUR, SEVEN WORK EMMA LIVE, ARTIST SPACES ON THE LOWER LEVEL. IN THE SUMMER WHENEVER THEY WANT, THEY CAN COME OUT. THERE ARE ARTISTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY. THAT CAN BE ANOTHER WAY THE PEOPLE CAN COME AND EXPLORE THE MARKET. THERE IS ALSO A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER CALLED THE MARKET COMMONS. IT IS RUN BY THE MARKET FOUNDATION AND IS A RESOURCE CENTER FOR CONNECTIONS AND GAUGES THE COMMUNITY THAT WORKS AND LIVES AT THE MARKET. ACTUALLY WE GET A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING THEREFROM OUTSIDE OUR COMMUNITY ALSO. WE HELP THEM WITH SERVICES, REPAIRING TAXES, WHERE THEY NEED TO GO FOR CERTAIN SERVICES, WE ALSO HAVE MOVIE NIGHTS, POTLUCKS, ETC. FOR THE COMMUNITY. AND YOU WILL FIND THE THREE NEW PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS AND ALSO THE BREEZEWAY FOR THE CONNECTION. SO WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW, IT IS ON THE LEFT SIDE. THE WEST SIDE LOOKING SOUTH. AND THE EAST SIDE LOOKING SOUTH. EAST SIDE IS WESTERN AVENUE. THE WEST SIDE OVERLOOK, IT OVERLOOKS WHAT USED TO BE THE WRITE UP. YOU CAN SEE THE COVERED CANOPY. WE ARE LOOKING SOUTH AND THEN ALSO AT THE BOTTOM, THE COVERED CANOPY AND THE SEAT AREA LOOKING EAST. THAT WAS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WATCH THE VIADUCT COMING DOWN. WE HAVE A PUBLIC PARKING GARAGE THAT WAS PART OF IT BECAUSE THE WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW WATERFRONT, AGAIN WAS GOING TO TAKE AWAY PARKING SPACES. SO WE BUILT A 300 PARKING SPOT IN THIS PARKING GARAGE THAT IS PART OF THE MARKET FRONT AND IT WAS BUILT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY. HERE WE GO TO ONE OF OUR PUBLIC ART MOSAIC TILE WALLS. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL. LONGTIME BURKETT ARTIST, HER NAME IS CLAIRE DONA. SHE DID THIS. IT IS IN MOSAICS AND IT REPRESENTS THE FLOWERS, THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND THE SEAFOOD THAT WE ARE KNOWN FOR. AND ALSO ON THE BIGGER FISH ON THE SECRET, THOSE ARE THE DONORS THAT DONATED TO THE MARKET FRONT. THE BUILDOUT OF $10,000 OR MORE. >>ALL OF IT, THE DONATIONS RAISED, THE 6 MILLION, IT WAS BY OUR MARKET FRONT DONATION AS PART OF THE RECORD FRONT. ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART, WHICH IS THE WESTERN AVENUE TAPESTRY. I HAVEN’T BEEN PART OF IT. BUT I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE COOLEST PROJECTS THEY DID. JOHN FLEMING WITH THE COMMUNITY ARTIST AND WHAT HE DID WAS THESE BIG STRIPS OF CLOTH. WE HAD THE COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER AND THEY ACTUALLY, HE GAVE THEM A THEME OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, FISH AND OUR COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER TO PAINT THESE. HE PUT THEM TOGETHER ON WESTERN AVENUE AS A PIECE OF ARTWORK. >>IS IT METAL? >>>IT IS ACTUALLY, IT WAS ORIGINALLY CLOTH THAT THEY COULD PAINT AND NOW IT IS COMING DOWN AS I BELIEVE WOULD. >>IT IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT OUR FLOWERS AND OUR VEGETABLES, OUR SEAFOOD, EVERYTHING THE MARKET REPRESENTS. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL IF YOU HAVE WALKED DOWN WESTERN AVENUE TO SEE IT. >>THIS IS OUR THIRD. LEE THE PIG HAS BEEN PART OF THE PIKE PLACE MARKET. BILLY IS A SIBLING TO RACHEL THE PIG. RACHEL IS THE ONE UNDERNEATH THE CLOCK SIGN. WHAT BILLY AND RACHEL DO IS WE HAVE MOVED REALLY THERE ON THE FOUNDATION. GIVE IT TO THE PDA. THEY ARE PIGGY BANKS AND ALSO THE MONEY, IT GOES TO SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE PIKE PLACE MARKET. IF YOU SEE THE PRINCE INSTALLED, THAT WAS ALSO A FUNDRAISER FOR THE FOUNDATION, ALSO FOR THE MARKET FRONT. >>THIS IS OUR MARKET COMMONS. AND THIS IS RUN BY THE PIKE PLACE MARKET FOUNDATION. THAT IS THE ONE I TOLD YOU. IT IS OPEN 40 HOURS PER WEEK, WE HAVE CLASSES, GET-TOGETHERS FOR OUR MARKET COMMUNITY. WE HELP THEM WITH SOCIAL SERVICES. WE HAVE A SOCIAL. THAT HELPS WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICES IN OUR HOUSING. THOSE THERE AND HELPS. AND IT IS A RESOURCE CENTER. IT IS ALSO A GATHERING PLACE FOR POTLUCKS, MOVIES, PLAYING BRIDGE, WHATEVER THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO. THAT BURKETT FOUNDATION OVERSEAS THAT. IT IS A REALLY WELCOMING COMMUNITY PLACE FOR OUR COMMUNITY. >>HERE YOU SEE ON THE MAP, THE PUBLIC BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS. YOU CAN SEE THE ARTWORK THAT IS THERE. YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE PUBLIC ACCESS PATHS AND THAT WAS THERE SO YOU CAN TIE TOGETHER THE PARK EMMA WESTERN AVENUE, AND THE NEW WATERFRONT DOWN TO THE WATERFRONT THROUGH THE PIKE PLACE MARKET. YOU CAN SEE THE PUBLIC ASSESS THERE. YOU CAN SEE THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB AND THEY ARE ALSO ON THE MARKET AROUND THE PAVILION. IT IS MOSTLY JEWELRY AT THE MOMENT THAT THEY MAKE. THEY COME OUT AND SELL ITS ALONG WITH THE ART COMMUNITY. AND THESE ARE THE PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS. FOR THE MARKET FRONT. ONE GOES OUT TO WESTERN ACCESS AND ONE GOES OUT TO THE PARK. ONE GOES INTO THE MARKET ITSELF. AGAIN, THERE IS WESTERN. AT THE BOTTOM, IT IS THE ANTICIPATED FUTURE CONNECTION TO THE WATERFRONT. AND ACTUALLY, THE FUTURE CONNECTION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT IS GOING TO MOVE A LITTLE SOUTH. WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW, WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT WILL HAPPEN BUT IT WILL MOVE TO THE SOUTH. NOT EXACTLY RIGHT THERE. I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS. I WANT TO THINK AS.AND BRIEFLY. ANYONE WHO HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MARKET FRONT. IT IS TRULY A GIFT TO THE PIKE PLACE MARKET. AND OUR CITY GETS TO USE IT. LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE HAD NIGHT MARKETS THERE, THE BEST PLACE TO DO THE VIADUCT. WE HAD BLUE THUNDER OUT THERE TODAY. EVERYBODY WANTS COME OUT ON THE MARKET FRONT AND IT IS THE BEST VIEW IN SEATTLE. >>THANK YOU, MARY. BEVERLY, WE RELY ON YOU A LOT FOR THE EYES AND BRAINS AND EARS ON THE GROUND IN THE SAME BECAUSE YOU HELP US ENSURE ON THE FRONT AND THAT THE PACKAGE THAT THE PUBLIC BENEFIT PACKAGE IS COMMENSURATE WITH THE VACATION WE ARE PROVIDING. AND THEN YOU ALSO HELP US AT THIS POINT TO ENSURE THAT THIS IS SUBSTANTIALLY WHAT IS DISCUSSED. THAT THE FUND WAS DELIVERED. WE WANT TO CONFIRM YOU FEEL THAT >>THEY COMPLETED EVERYTHING AS OUTLINED IN THE COUNSEL CONDITIONS. WE HAVE PROPERTY USE AND DEVELOP AGREEMENTS THAT ADDRESS MAINTENANCE AND PUBLIC ASSESS AND THINGS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THE IMPROVEMENT. IT IS READY TO GO. >>THAT IS GREAT. AND MARY, NOT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THIS OBJECT, BUT I’M CURIOUS BECAUSE THE TRAFFIC ON THE VIADUCT STOPS. YOU DID’T HAVE THE NOISE OUT ON THE DECK. OF COURSE THAT WAS SHORT-LIVED. THE JACKHAMMERS CAME IN AND IT WAS REALLY FASCINATING TO WATCH PEOPLE TEAR DOWN A FREEWAY. AND I BELIEVE THAT IS ALMOST MOVED ON FROM THAT FACE. I’M CURIOUS HOW YOUR SUMMER WAS UP THERE. WITH THE CONSTRUCTION AND NO VEHICLES BUT OTHER THINGS GOING ON. >>WE HAVE BEEN BUSY DOWN THERE. SO MANY PEOPLE COMING INTO THE TOWN EVERY YEAR. WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY. LIKE I SAID, THE ALASKAN WAY ENTRANCE TO THE GARAGE HAD TO BE SHUT FOR A MONTH. THEY FOLLOWED AROUND TO WESTERN IF THEY NEEDED TO PER. PEOPLE COME INTO THE MARKET AND US.MADE A, MADE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO WALK THROUGH THE MARKET, EVEN THROUGH ALL OF THE CONSTRUCTION. PEOPLE DID TAKE ADVANTAGE THAT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO SIT AND WATCH THE VIADUCT COME DOWN. I HAVE TO ADD THIS, I KNOW WE ARE BUSY BUT OUR ARTISTS ACTUALLY WENT AND GOT REBAR AND CONCRETE AND SOME MADE JEWELRY. SOME MADE THINGS FOR YOUR YARD. THE MARKET REALLY DOES TAKE OPPORTUNITIES AND RUN WITH THEM. >>AMAZING FAMILY INCUBATOR FOR NATIVITY AND HAS BEEN FOREVER. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH ON THAT. >>I’M COMFORTABLE WITH THE LEGISLATION MOVING FORWARD. I WILL GO AHEAD AND APPROVE THE MOVE. COUNSEL BUILT 19610. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING EYE. NOT OPPOSED? THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS. THERE WILL BE A FULL COUNSEL ONE WEEK FROM NEXT MONDAY, THE 16th. >>?. BEVERLY, STICK AROUND. KELLY, COULD YOU READ AND NEVER FIVE? >>COUNSEL BUILT 19561. AN ORDINANCE VACATING THE ALLEY IN 1, WITT’S ADDITION ON THE PETITION OF 2026 MEDICINE CORNER, LLC AND LMC 2026 MEDICINE HOLDINGS, LLC. LOOK FILE 306083. >>WHAT WE DO QUICK INTRODUCTIONS FOR THE RECORD. >>BEVERLY BARNETT. FIELD THE PRIMITIVE TRANSPORTATION. >> BRAD RESINGER, LENNAR MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITIES. >>GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN, BEVERLY. >>SAID THIS IS ALSO A FINAL VACATION ORDINANCE, SO THE PROJECT WAS APPROVED SOME YEARS AGO AND ONE THING THAT IS UNUSUAL IS THAT THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD A COUPLE OF TIMES. SO THIS PROJECT CAME BACK TO CITY COUNCIL FOR AN EXTENSION. SO WHEN YOU LOOK, THE LEGISLATION, YOU SEE SOME OF THE TRANSITION AND THE CITY COUNCIL GRANTED EXTENSIONS TO ALLOW THE PURCHASER TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THEY APPROVED ORIGINALLY. BUT THIS IS A BIT LONGER THAN WHAT WE USUALLY SEE. BUT THIS IS ALSO READY TO GO AND HAS COMPLETED EVERYTHING. WE DO HAVE IN THE POWERPOINT, IT IS KIND OF EASIER WHEN WE START THE POWERPOINT FOR YOU TO SEE THE LOCATION. THIS IS THE DESCRIPTION. SO I THINK WE CAN JUST JUMP IN? >>GREAT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, BEVERLY. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO MEET WITH US. THIS IS FOR OUR COMMUNITY NOW NAMED 2020 MATT. IT HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY. RESIDENTS REALLY LOVE IT. WE HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST RETENTIONS IN OUR ENTIRE PORTFOLIO. OVER 60% OF THE RESIDENTS CHOOSE TO RENEW LEASES HERE. THE INDUSTRY AVERAGES 50% LESS THAN THAT. THE 40% RANGE. I THINK THAT SPEAKS WELL FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IT HAS REALLY EMBRACED IT. THE PUBLIC PLAZA AND THE VARIOUS PUBLIC AND IF IT’S WE WILL SPEAK TO. >>>>THE NEXT SLIDE. >>SO A LITTLE MORE ORIENTATION. THIS PROPERTY WAS BOUNDED BY EAST TO THE NORTH AND THE EAST. EAST MADISON TO THE SOUTH. AND THEN THE EXISTING ALLEY TO THE WEST. YOU CAN SEE THE ALLEY BEING VACATED AND READ. IT SPLIT THE SITE AND IN THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AREA. SHOWN IN BLUE. AS BEVERLY MENTIONED, THE ORIGINAL ALLOCATION APPLICATION WAS FOR A DIFFERENT DEVELOPER. THEY HAD ACTUALLY PROPOSED TO DEVELOP THE ENTIRE SITE. WE WORKED WITH THE CITY TO REVISE THE MASTER USE PERMIT AND INSTEAD OF BUILDING A DOUGHNUT, WE DEVELOPED A C- SHAPED BUILDING. THE PUBLIC BENEFITS ARE SHOWN HERE. WE WILL GO THROUGH EACH ONE OF THESE. THE FOLLOWING SLIDES. BUT BASICALLY, THE PUBLIC SPACE PLAZA, THE CAFC SEATING, BENCHES, INVITING OPENINGS INTO THE PARK? THE STONE FINISHES. WE TALKED ABOUT THOSE. THEY WERE STONE SEATING AREAS. AND WIDENING THE SIDEWALK ALONG EAST MADISON. THE COMMUNITY SUMMARY. WE HAVE 157 HOMES. 2500 FT.B2 OF RETAIL. TO TENANTS. BOTH LOCAL. BRIO IS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER FROM CAPITOL HILL. AND THIS IS A WOMEN’S BOXING GYM, LOCAL FRANCHISE. 32, WE DID CHOOSE TO PURCHASE THE MFT PROGRAM. WE HAVE 32 AFFORDABLE HOMES. SYSTEM FIVE RATIO. IT WAS COMPLETED TWO YEARS AGO. >>SO THE FIRST SLIDE HERE SHOWS THE MERRY AREA THAT THE PUBLIC BENEFITS. LARGE PUBLIC PLAZA, ENTRANCES FROM BOTH DENNY WAY AS WELL AS OFF OF EAST MADISON. THE VERTICAL SEPARATION IN THE BACK BEHIND THE PUBLIC BENEFIT BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AREAS FROM OUR REVIT RESIDENCE SPACES, BOTH VERTICAL SEPARATION AS WELL AS LANDSCAPE. YOU CAN’T REALLY SEE THROUGH HERE. YOU SAW IT IN THE PRIOR SLIDE. THE BREEZEWAY, SO THERE IS CONNECTIVITY FOR THE RESIDENTS TO THE WEST TO CONNECT TO THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AREA THROUGH THE BUILDING. IT IS A WELL LIT BREEZEWAY. THERE ARE THREE ACCESS POINTS. THIS IS THE HEART OF THE PLAZA. THIS IS AN ART PIECE AND IS AN EQUALIZER. THE WHOLE THEME OF THE BUILDING, 2020 MAD IT IS REALLY MEANT TO CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF THE RICH MUSICAL HISTORY OF THIS INTERSECTION. THIS IS WHERE DINO AS WAS PREVIOUSLY. AND THE HISTORY OF THE ENTIRE CENTRAL DISTRICT. THE MUSIC THIN. SO THE EQUALIZER IS REALLY A GREAT PIECE OF ART. IT IS BACKLIT L.E.D LIGHTING. IT LIGHTS UP AT NIGHT AND RINGS A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THE PARK. THE NEXT SLIDE REPRESENTS THE SEATING. IT LOOKS DARK UP ON THE SCREEN. YOU CAN SEE IT TO THE LEFT. THAT IS THE ENTRYWAY COMING INTO THE PUBLIC PLAZA AREA. THIS SLIDE REPRESENTS THE ENTRANCE TO THE PUBLIC PLAZA OFF OF EAST DENNY. IT SHOWS TWO OF THE BENCHES. ONE YOU CAN PARTIALLY SEE BEHIND THE TREE. AS WELL AS THREE OF THE STONE FINISHES. THIS WAS IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO THE DESIGN COMMISSION. IT WAS ORIGINALLY JUST A SIDEWALK TO OPEN IT UP AND MAKE IT MORE INVITING COMING IN OFF OF EAST DENNY. THE NEXT SLIDE SHOWS MORE OF THOSE STONE FINISHED PIECES. INTEGRATED WITH THE ART. COMPLEMENTS THE ART TO ALLOW FOR SEATING AREAS. AND FINALLY, THE LARGE SETBACKS ON BOTH DENNY, ON EAST DENNY, EAST MADISON SHOWN HERE AS WELL AS 50 FEET OF THE ALLEY TO THE WEST OF THE PROPERTY. THIS IS IMPORTANT. WE DIDN’T KNOW IT WHEN WE WERE PROPOSING IT. BUT YOU NOW HAVE A PRT STATION LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE BUILDING HERE. HAVING A WIDE SIDEWALK WILL BE NICE FOR THE BEER TO PROGRAM. THAT IS OUR PRESENTATION SHOWING YOU THE VARIOUS PUBLIC BENEFITS AND HOW WE CONFORM WITH THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT. QUESTIONS? >>BRAD OR BEVERLY? THE PUBLIC BENEFIT OPEN SPACE, THE OUTLINE THERE, HOW WILL THAT BE SIGNED AND HOW OPEN IS IT? IS IT OPEN CERTAIN HOURS OF THE DAY? >>IT IS OPEN 24 HOURS AND WE DO HAVE SIGNAGE UP INDICATING THAT IT IS A PUBLIC PLACE. AGAIN, WE TRIED TO DO IS, WE DIDN’T USE SIGNAGE TO DELINEATE BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. BUT RATHER WE USED LANDSCAPING IN A VERTICAL SEPARATION. YOU GO UP INTO A DIFFERENT AREA. THAT INDICATES IT IS THE PRIVATE ZONE. >>AND WE ALSO, IN THE PROPERTY USE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, WE SET MAINTENANCE STANDARDS AND PUBLIC ASSESS STANDARDS. SO THAT IT CAN’T BE CLOSED OR THE PUBLIC EXCLUDED. USUALLY WE ACCOMMODATE A PERIODIC TENANT SUMMER PARTY OR SOMETHING BUT FOR THE MOST PART, IT REQUIRES THAT MAINTENANCE AND DESIGN STANDARDS BE MAINTAINED BY THE DEVELOPER AND THAT THE PUBLIC HAS ACCESS TO THE SITE WITHOUT BEING EXCLUDED BASED ON NOT HAVING MONEY TO SPEND OR SOME OTHER CRITERIA. >>>>IN ON THE MAP, IT SHOWS THE PUBLIC BENEFIT AS INSTALLED. IT LABELS THAT IS A FUTURE DEVELOPMENT SITE. THE ORIGINAL DESIGN WAS A MUCH BIGGER BUILDING. IS THE PLAN THAT AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, WE DEVELOP A METHOD? >>WE DO NOT OWN THE CORNER. WE WORKED WITH, SO THE 2004, THAT IS WHEN THE INITIAL EDUCATION CAME IN. >>OH IT WAS THAT LONG AGO? >>THAT LONG AGO. GOT TIED UP IN A RECESSION. IT HAD BEEN MOCKED FOR THE DONUT. COMING OUT OF THE THERE WAS A DRY CLEANER HERE. THERE WAS PCE AND WHILE THE EXISTING OWNERS HAD DONE THE PC, THERE WAS BROWN WATER OFF SITE. WE DID NOT WANT TO TAKE LIABILITY FOR THAT. WE PURCHASED THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN PIECES OF THE PROPERTY THAT WERE DEEMED CLEAN. WE DID NOT NOT CERTAIN WHAT THE CURRENT OWNER PLANS TO DO. >>I SUSPECT NOTHING UNTIL THEY EVENTUALLY GET AN NFA. >>DID YOU GUYS DO THE LANDSCAPING THERE? OR WAS THAT THERE? >>WE NEGOTIATED WITH THEM. WE HAD TO NEGOTIATE BECAUSE THE PUBLIC AREA IMPACTS BOTH OF US. PART OF THAT NEGOTIATION WITH US, THE SIDEBAR NEGOTIATION WAS TO ENSURE THAT THE AREA WAS NOT LEFT IN THE PRIOR CONDITION. >>THAT IS THE ONLY QUESTION I HAVE. 2004. 15 YEARS FROM ANY COUNCILMEMBERS AROUND. WHEN THIS ORIGINALLY GOT GOING. >>THIS WAS, COUNCIL MEMBER DRAGO WORKED ON THE CHANGES ON THIS ONE. >>WHAT IS THE OLDEST ONE IS STILL OUTSTANDING? >>TERMINAL FIVE. >>HOW MANY YEARS? >>30. >>WE DISCUSSED THAT >>I DON’T KNOW IF IT IS QUITE THAT MUCH BUT IT IS IN THE TWO DECADE TERRITORY FOR SURE. >>GREAT. WELL I APPRECIATE THE WORK ON THIS. THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT. IT IS NICE. IT LOOKS. GREAT PROJECT. I HAVEN’T SET FOOT ON IT. >>>>THANK YOU. >>I AM PREPARED TO MOVE COUNCIL BILL 119561. >>SO THAT PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE. THAT WILL GO UP FOR FULL COUNCIL ON THE 16th. NICE WORK. >>AND WE HAVE ONE LAST LONELY RESOLUTION AT THE END OF THE DAY. KELLY WOULD YOU READ THIS INTO THE RECORD? >>IT IS RESOLUTION 318 99. RESOLUTION GRANTING CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE A BELOW GRADE PRIVATE THERMAL ENERGY EXCHANGE SYSTEM UNDER AND ACROSS JOHN STREET, EAST OF BOREN AVENUE NORTH AND WEST OF FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH AS PROPOSED BY ONNI DEU. JOHN STREET LLC. >>WELCOME. WHAT WE START WITH INTRODUCTIONS. >>AMY GRAY WITH THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. >>>>SCOTT LOCKE. WE ARE WORKING WITH TRENT 27 ON THE PROJECT. >>THANK YOU FOR MULTITASKING. AMY, WHY DON’T YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS. >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE ON THIS LONG COUNCIL MEETING. WE ARE HAPPY TO BE HERE. SO THIS RESOLUTION IF YOU ADOPTED WOULD PROVIDE CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL TO 27, JOHN STREET LLC. FOR A PRIVATE THERMAL ENERGY EXCHANGE SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM CONNECTS THE BUILDINGS LOCATED AT 1120 JOHN STREET AT 1120 DENNY STREET AND THE PURPOSE OF THE SYSTEM IS TO CAPTURE WASTE, HEAT AND DISTRIBUTE THIS HEAT BETWEEN THE TWO BUILDINGS. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO SCOTT SO HE CAN TALK YOU THROUGH THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM. >>THERE IS UNFORTUNATELY, OH IT LOOKS BETTER ON THAT SCREEN. SO THIS IS JUST EMMA IT IS REALLY A VERY SIMPLE SYSTEM. THE INTENT IS TO CONNECT THE TWO BLOCKS WITH A THERMAL PIPELINE. I WATER LINE BUT NEEDS THE STREET SO WE CAN SHARE WASTE HEAT BETWEEN THE TWO FACILITIES. ESSENTIALLY, WE WILL BE UTILIZING A HEATING OR THERMAL PLANT AT ONE OF THE SITES. SO IT WILL ELIMINATE IT AT THE OTHER SIDE. THAT WILL REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT THAT HAS TO BE MANUFACTURED. IN THE PROCESS. AND THEN IT IS ALSO GOING TO ALLOW US TO HAVE THE PRIMARY HEAT SOURCE AS HEAT PUMPS. SO WE CAN UTILIZE ANY WASTE HEAT AND STORE IT WHEN NEEDED. UTILIZE IT BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES. AND ONE REASON THIS IS A GOOD SITE FOR THIS IS THAT WE HAVE GOT TO SEPARATE, DISPARATE TYPES OF UTILIZATION. IT IS A RESIDENTIAL SITE AND ONE IS AN OFFICE SITE. IT HAS PEAK HEATING LOADS THAT OCCUR AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY. IT ALLOWS US TO FORM SYSTEMS IN HEATING. TO UTILIZE THE WASTE HEAT ON EITHER SIDE. >>I GUESS THAT IS A VERY SIMPLE SYSTEM THAT IN GENERAL, IT IS HOW IT WOULD OPERATE. >>WHAT IS THE HEATING SOURCE FOR THAT? >>THE PRIMARY HEAT SOURCE IS HEAT PUMPS. HEAT RECOVERY CHILLERS. SO THAT >>ELECTRIC. YES. >>SORRY. >>ALL HEAT PUMPS I AM AWARE OF OUR ELECTRIC. >>THAT IS PART OF THE DISCUSSION. >>I SHOULD BE, I SHOULD CLARIFY THERE WILL BE BACK UP BOILERS. THE HEAT WE ARE TRYING TO UTILIZE, AS MUCH IS POSSIBLE FOR THE PRIMARY SOURCE. >>I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS YOUR TECHNICAL AREA OF EXPERTISE BUT IS A BACK UP GAS BOILER JUST FOR HEAT PUMPS BELOW A CERTAIN TEMPERATURE? OR IS IT A PEAKING LOAD AS A BACKUP IN CASE HEAT PUMP CAN’T GENERATE ENOUGH? >>IS GENERALLY BOTH. IF THERE IS A SITUATION WHERE THE LOAD IS TOO GREAT OR WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH DISPARATE LOAD BETWEEN THE TWO FACILITIES, HE WOULD HAVE TO TEMPER THAT WITH THE GAS BOILERS. └>AND IS THERE, I APPRECIATE THAT THERE IS AN ABILITY TO SHIFT WHERE IT IS GOING. IS THE HE RECOVERY THAT HAPPENS WITHIN THE BUILDINGS? >>YES. ON THE AIR SIDE, SEPARATE FROM THE SYSTEM WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, THERE IS HEAT RECOVERY. ABSOLUTELY. >>SO DO YOU WANT TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE? >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, I THINK YOU MENTIONED THIS EARLIER. YOU ARE INTRODUCING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COMMITTEE MEETING. THIS IS THE THE OLD SEATTLE TIMES SITE. SORT OF A HISTORICAL AREA THAT NO LONGER IS THE NEWSPAPER LOCATION. JUST WITH THE TERM PERMIT PROCESS, THIS IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE TWO STEPS THAT GETS ULTIMATELY A PERMIT FOR THEM. THE COUNCIL ADOPTS THE RESOLUTION. THAT WILL PREPARE TO IMPLEMENT AN ORDINANCE THAT SPECIFIES THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, FEES, INSPECTIONS, ETC. THAT WE WILL REQUIRE FOR THE LONG-TERM OCCUPATION OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY BY THIS PRIVATE USE. I ANTICIPATE THAT THE ORDINANCE WILL PROBABLY BE THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020. YOU WON’T BE HERE. >>I WILL NOT BE HERE. >>BE I WILL BE OUT THERE. >>BUT THAT IS THE TENURE PERMIT WITH A TEN-YEAR TERM. AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM. >>GREAT. THAT IS THE COME ACCORDING TO THAT TIMELINE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE IS BUT THAT WILL BE WELL IN ADVANCE OF COMPLETION OF THE BUILDING. PROBABLY THE TIME YOU ARE ON THE GROND DOING THE WORK. >>THEY ARE ANXIOUS TO GET THE PERMIT. >>I IMAGINE. I DON’T HAVE ANY THE QUESTIONS. I APPRECIATE. I LOVE, WE WORKED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS TRYING TO ESTABLISH A MUCH BROADER DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEM IN SOUTH LAKE UNION. DESPITE SOME GOOD EFFORTS, WE STILL HAVEN’T FIGURED OUT HOW TO BRING IT UP TO THAT UTILITY SCALE OF DISTRICT ENERGY. IT IS A GREAT TO SEE THE CONCEPT LOCALLY AND WHO KNOWS? MAYBE SOMEDAY THERE WILL BE A WAY TO TAP INTO BIGGER NETWORKS AND SHARE SOME OF THE RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED. THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT. ALWAYS APPRECIATE IT. I ASSUME THERE IS COST SAVINGS FOR THIS? AND ENERGY SAVINGS, WHICH I AM EXCITED ABOUT. COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT ANY QUESTIONS? I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE RESOLUTION 31899. ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING EYE. GREAT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS. WE WILL BRING IT TO FULL COUNSEL AND OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL TAKE IT UP. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GREAT. I DON’T AGREE HAVE ANYTHING US. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON. YOU FOR YOUR WORK. WE ARE DONE WELL BEFORE 5 PM. SO I AM REALLY PROUD THAT I HAD A MEETING THAT BARELY WENT OVER TO HOURS. IT MIGHT BE THE LAST ONE OF MY CAREER BUT I WILL CELEBRATE IT AT THE MOMENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>I WILL PUT THAT ON MY CALENDAR FOR THIS MEETING. >>I’M GIVING YOU SOME TIME BACK. >>THANK YOU, COUNSELOR. WITH THAT, WE ARE ADJOURNED.

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