Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee 10/17/19 Session II


>>>YOU ARE BACK FOR MORE. HI I’M SALLY COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE ON TIME AND READY TO RESUME OUR BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING. IT’S 2:04 RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW ONE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THIS MORNING,WE HAD A WONDERFUL SESSION HEARING ABOUT HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS AND THE INVESTMENTS PROPOSED BY THE EXECUTIVE AS WELL AS THE SUGGESTIONS COMING FROM COUNCIL. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE JEFF SIMS. THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A STALWART. IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH INFORMATION YOU HAVE PACKED IN THAT HEAD OF YOURS. IT WAS GREAT. AMY, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I KNOW YOU HAD TO SIT THROUGH THIS MORNING. WE WERE OBVIOUSLY, THERE’S A TON OF INTEREST IN THESE ISSUES. THE PROGRAMS AND WHAT’S GOING ON. THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK. BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THE, AND GIVING MY COLLEAGUES ANOTHER MINUTE TO GET HERE. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR OLD FRIEND, MONICA FROM OUR, THE ARCHIVIST AND FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE. MONICA SIMMONS OUR ARCHIVIST. JANINE FISHER AND ANNE, JULIE, SARAH SHIBLEY, I’M SORRY IF I MESSED UP YOUR LAST NAMES. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS. THIS IS SEATTLE AT 1:50. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. AND THINK ALL OF OUR FOLKS IN HE CLERK’S OFFICE FOR A GOOD WORK THEY’VE DONE. THIS IS A SHORT CHAPTER ON ABOUT 150 DIFFERENT EVENTS IN OUR CITY THAT HAD SHAPED THE CITY. IT’S VERY WELL DONE. AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HISTORY THAT HELPED PUT THIS TOGETHER. SO AGAIN, TO MONICA SIMMONS AND YOUR COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING IT TOGETHER. TODAY OR SOON WILL BE THE HUNDRED 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE. I’M VERY PROUD TO HAVE BEEN PART OF THIS. ALL RIGHT. LET’S GET GOING. WE WILL DIVE IN. NICE TO SEE YOU LISA AT THE TABLE AS WELL. AND IF WE COULD DO INTRODUCTIONS AND THEN WHOEVER IS KICKING IT OFF. PLEASE DO. >>JEFF SIMMS, CANCEL CANCEL COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. >>AMY GORE. COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. HERE FOR THE IDEA DELIBERATION DISCUSSION OF THE HUMAN SERVICES 2020 PROPOSED BUSTED. YOU SHOULD HAVE A BUDGET DELIBERATION PAPER OCTOBER 17 ATTACHED TO YOUR AGENDA FOR TODAY. WE HAVE A PRESENTATION WITH THE MAJOR ITEMS LISTED FOR THOSE FOLLOWING ALONG IN THE AUDIENCE OR AT HOME. TODAY. AVE A BIG AUDIENCE >>I KNOW. >>AS YOU RECALL FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF REVIEW PRESENTATION, HST’S 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IS $223 MILLION. AN INCREASE OF 23.5 MILLION MORE THAN THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. WHICH WAS APPROVED BY COUNCIL LAST YEAR. THIS MORNING I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE $23.5 MILLION INCREASE AND WE WILL DISCUSS COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSALS IDENTIFIED AT THIS POINT IN THE BUDGET PROCESS. BEFORE WE DISCUSSED, YOU CAN GO BACK TO THE TABLE. THANK YOU. >>BEFORE WE DISCUSS INCREASES IN EXPENDITURES, I WANT TO TOUCH BRIEFLY ON REVENUE SOURCES FOR THE HST’S BUDGET. ON PAGE 1 >>CAN I ASK YOU TO SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT AS WE ARE TAKING NOTES. THANK YOU. >>WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO REPEAT? >>JUST SO WE CAN RESPOND. >>OKAY. BEFORE WE DISCUSS INCREASES IN EXPENDITURES I WANT TO TOUCH BRIEFLY ON REVENUE SOURCES OF THE HSD BUDGET. THERE IS A TABLE SHOWING FIND RESOURCES IN THE 2019 ADOPTED 2020 ENDORSED AND 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET. HISTORICALLY HST IS FUNDED BY TWO SOURCES. GENERAL FUND AND THE HUMAN SERVICES FUND WHICH MOSTLY INCLUDE STATE AND FEDERAL GRANTS. THIS YEAR, AFTER THE PASSAGE OF COUNCIL BILL 119551 AND 119 402, TWO NEW REVENUE FUNDS WERE CREATED. ONE FOR THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX REVENUES AND ONE FOR THE SHORT TERM TAX REVENUES. THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET WITH $5.1 MILLION IN REVENUES FROM SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX AND $3.39 IN REVENUES FROM SHORT- TERM RENTALS. IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET, GENERAL FUND RESOURCES REPRESENT 58 TO PERCENT OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT. MOVING TO EXPENDITURES, WE CAN LEAVE IT ON THE TABLE FOR NOW. AS I MENTIONED, THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS $23.5 MILLION TO THE HSD BUDGET. AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE BUDGET SUMMARY TABLE, THE LARGEST PORTION OF THE INCREASE, $7.9 MILLION, IS IN THE ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS AREA. WHICH WAS DISCUSSED IS MORNING. THERE’S ALSO A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE SUPPORTING AFFORDABILITY AND LIVABILITY AREA. SPECIFICALLY SEVEN POINT MILLION FOR THOSE PROGRAMS. THERE IS $4.6 MILLION INCREASE IN PROMOTING HEALTHY AGING. AND THE REMAINDER OF THE INCREASED SPENDING INCLUDES $1.2 MILLION FOR BOTH PREPARING YOU FOR SUCCESS AND SUPPORTING SAFE COMMUNITIES. AND FINALLY, AN ADDITIONAL $772,000 FOR PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND $659,000 FOR THE LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION. UNLESS THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TABLE, I WILL MOVE ON TO THE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND ITEMS FUNDED WITH THE INCREASES. >>I SEE NO QUESTIONS. >>FANTASTIC. THE FIRST OF GENERAL ITEMS, IS THE BASELINE BUDGET CHANGES. IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING ALONG, ON YOUR PAPER, WE ARE ON ITEM 1 ON PAGE 2. THE BASELINE BUDGET CHANGES INCLUDE $3.5 MILLION INCLUDING THE CITIES SHARE OF THE 2020 STATE PAID FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE. STANDARD COST CHANGES AND THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REGARDING THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE. THE SECOND ITEM, IS INFLATIONARY INCREASES FOR HSD CONTRACTS. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS $1.6 MILLION OF GENERAL FUND DOLLARS FOR CONTRACT IN PLACE AND OF HSD PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS. AS YOU RECALL, IN 2019, COUNCIL BILL PASSED COUNCIL BILL 119 -542 REQUIRING INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENTS TO BOTH GENERAL FUND AND NON-GENERAL FUND CONTRACTS. THE INFLATION NEEDS TO BE EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE INCREASE IN CPI W THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR URBAN WORKERS FOR THE PRECEDING YEAR. THIS YEAR THAT INCREASES 2.6%. THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET HAD A 2% INCREASE FOR GENERAL FUND BUDGETS. BUT DID NOT INCLUDE A NON- GENERAL FUND CONTRACT. IT DID MAINTAIN A 2% INCREASE FROM 2019. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS $739,000 TO INCREASE THE GENERAL FUND CONTRACTS ADJUSTMENT FROM THE ALREADY FUNDED 2.0% TO 2.6%. $825,000 TO PROVIDE ON GENERAL FUND CONTRACTS EMMA BE COMPLETE 2.6% INCREASE. COMBINED WITH A $1.9 MILLION FROM THE ENDORSED BUDGET, THE TOTAL FUNDING FOR CONTRACT INFLATION FOR 2020, $3.5 MILLION. >>THANKS. >>THE THIRD ITEM, IS THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS $375,000 FOR COUNTYWIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE. WHICH WOULD SUPPLEMENT FUNDS FROM THE KING COUNTY VETERANS, SENIORS AND HUMAN SERVICES LEVY. THIS WOULD BE ONGOING FUND SUPPLEMENTING A HIGH FIVE-YEAR COMMITMENT OF $3.3 MILLION FROM KING COUNTY. THEY HAVE RECENTLY RELEASED THAT RFI AND I BELIEVE IF THEY HAVE NOT FINALIZED IT, IT WILL COME UP SOON. THE FOURTH ITEM IS THE SEATTLE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM YEAR ROUND EXPANSION. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS $310,000 OF GENERAL FUND AND TO THE ADDITIONAL 50 TWO SPEND THE SEATTLE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. AND 20 WENT TEEN, THEY ENROLLED 311 YOUTH IN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS. THE FUNDING WILL EXPAND THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM TO 400 YOUTH AS WELL AS PROVIDE A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR 200 YOUTH. THESE FUNDS PROVIDE STIPENDS, MEALS AND SUPPORTS FOR THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS AS WELL AS THE TWO FTE. >>YOU ARE ON A ROLL AND NO ONE IS INTERRUPTING. >>THE FIFTH ITEM IS STATEWIDE HUMAN SERVICES ADVOCACY. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS $25,000 OF GENERAL FUND FOR CONTRACTED STATEWIDE HUMAN SERVICES ADVOCACY. THIS CONTRACT WAS PREVIOUSLY MANAGED BY THE OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS. THOUGH HAVING IT AT HSD WILL ALLOW CLOSER ALIGNMENT BETWEEN THE ADVOCACY AND HSD PRIORITIES. WHILE THIS IS AN ADD TO THE HSD BUDGET, IT REPRESENTS A DECREASE FROM $80,000 SUPPORTING THE CONTRACTS IN 2019. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN? >>NO QUESTION. I WILL SPEAK WHEN WE GET TO THE END. >>ITEM NUMBER 6, CDBG CAPITAL INVESTMENTS. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT’S FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS 2.0 MILLION FROM CDBG RESOURCES FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS WOULD SUPPORT TWO PROJECTS. THE FIRST PROJECT IS $1 MILLION FOR THE SEATTLE HOUSING AUTHORITY. TO OPERATE FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS AND OTHER BUILDING MAINTENANCE NEEDS WHICH WILL IMPROVE SAFETY FOR RESIDENTS AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FALSE ALARMS THAT REQUIRE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONSES. IN ADDITION, THERE’S ONE POINT MILLION FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES TO COMPLETE THE FACILITY FOR THE PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY WHICH IS CALLED PACE AND SERVES THE ASIAN- PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY. THE SEVENTH LARGE ADD IS $6.6 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDING. THESE ARE GRANTS THAT COME FROM THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IT INCLUDES $1.5 MILLION FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING. $590,000 IN HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH AIDS FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING. $370,000 IN OH HOUSING WILL LEVY FUNDS. AN ADDITIONAL $3.1 MILLION IN TITLE 19 MEDICAID FOR CASE MANAGEMENT FOR OLDER ADULTS. AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES. IT ALSO INCLUDES $760,000 IN OLDER AMERICANS ACT FOR SENIOR NUTRITION HEALTH PROMOTION AND COMMUNITY LIVING CONNECTIONS. >>I WANT TO CLARIFY SOMETHING BEFORE WE GET TOO DEEP IN ALL THIS. ALL OF THESE GRANT FUNDED APPROPRIATIONS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED. IT DOESN’T GIVE US AN EXTRA FEW MILLION DOLLARS TO PLAY WITH. >>RIGHT. THE EIGHTH ITEM IS THE LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION STAFFING. THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. SOMETHING I WOULD JUST WANTED TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO. THE L.E.D. DIVISION IS EXPECTED TO SPEND $1.2 MILLION OVER THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET. THAT’S 13% PRIMARILY ON PERSONAL SPENDING. IS DUE IN PART TO STAFF VACANCIES BEING FILLED BY TEMPORARY OR OUT OF CLASS EMPLOYEES. BUT HSD IS RESTRUCTURING THE DIVISION AND BELIEVES IT WILL BE RIGHT SIZED AFTER THE TRANSITION OF THE HOMELESS STRATEGIES INVESTMENT DIVISION TO THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY ON HOMELESSNESS. IS JUST SOMETHING WE WILL KEEP IN I ON MOVING AND EYE ON MOVING INTO THE FUTURE. NEXT, WE ARE GOING TO MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND WE HAVE THREE ITEMS FOR ISSUE IDENTIFICATION I JUST WANTED TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO. THE FIRST IS THE SAFETY RFP RAMP DOWN FUNDING. AS YOU RECALL, IN 2019, HSD RELEASED THE SAFETY RFP AND PROVIDED $4.4 MILLION IN CONTRACT SPREAD ACROSS 14 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. THE SAFETY RFP WAS THE RESULT OF A TWO DESIGN PROCESS TO UPDATE THE SEATTLE YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE. THE NEW SAFETY RFP HAS TWO PRIMARY STRATEGIES FOR THE PROGRAM WHICH IS SYSTEMS NAVIGATION, TRAUMA INTERVENTION AND INCLUDES A NEW PRIORITY POPULATION. WHICH IS 18 TO 24-YEAR-OLDS HARMED BY THE CRIMINAL AND LEGAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN SEATTLE. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS 12 MONTHS OF RAMP DOWN FUNDING FOR JANUARY TO DECEMBER FOUR EIGHT COMMUNITY PARTNERS PREVIOUSLY FUNDED NOT SELECTED AS PART OF THE SAFETY RFP. SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS MAY BE MORE COMPETITIVE THROUGH OTHER RFPS INCLUDING A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RFP THAT WILL BE RELEASED IN 2020. AND SO COUNSELOR COULD CONSIDER REDUCING THE PROPOSED RAMP DOWN FUNDING. TO 6 OR NINE MONTHS AND TWO USE THAT MONEY, TO USE THAT MONEY TO SUPPORT OTHER RFPS LIKE THE UPCOMING YOUTH REDEVELOPMENT RFP. OR TO CUT THE PROPOSED RAMP DOWN FUNDING AND REDIRECT ALL THE MONEY TO OTHER PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE UPCOMING YOUTH RFP. THE NEXT ITEM THAT. >>I THINK WE HAVE A QUESTION. >>JUST A COMMENT. EXPRESSED PREFERENCE ON THIS ONE. SO THE SAFETY RFP IS ONE OF THOSE ODD HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS THAT ACTUALLY REPORTS TO MY COMMITTEE UNDER THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPONENT OF THE WORK MY COMMITTEE DOES. AND SO WE HAD A PRETTY THOROUGH PRESENTATION OF THE SAFETY RFP REDESIGN AND SHIFT TO THE 18 TO 24 POPULATION AS WELL AS THE PROPOSAL AROUND THIS RAMP DOWN TRANSITION FUND. I THINK IT’S MORE OF A COMMON TERM THAT WE USE AT THE CITY. SO I THINK THIS IS ONE WE SHOULD TAKE NO ACTION ON. AND LEAVE IT AS IT IS. I THINK IT WOULD BE HARMFUL TO TAKE AWAY THE TRANSITION FUNDS IN THIS SECTION WHICH WOULD EFFECTIVELY NOT ALLOW SOME OF THE EIGHT ENTITIES THAT ARE NOT , THAT WERE NOT SELECTED AS PART OF THE SAFETY RFP. IT WOULD BE A PRETTY ABRUPT AND TO THEIR EXISTING CITY FUNDING IN THIS SPACE. I THINK WE HAVE A HISTORY, AT THE CITY, OF PROVIDING SOME OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSITION. AND FILL THE FUNDING GAP IF NEEDED IN THIS SPACE. >>TO HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THAT WOULD BE AN TO COME FROM GENERAL FUND? >>IT’S IN THE BUDGET. I’M PROPOSING TO NOT MAKE A MODIFICATION SO CENTRAL STAFF HAS IDENTIFIED, AMY IDENTIFIED THIS AS A POTENTIAL ISSUE AND A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF REVENUE. IF THE COUNCIL WANTS TO GRANT THE MONEY INTO OTHER THINGS WITH IT, I’M SUGGESTING WE NOT DO THAT. AND PURSUE NO ACTION AND LEAVE THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET AS IS IN THE SPACE. I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE HARMFUL TO THE AID ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL NOT BE RECEIVING FUNDING THROUGH THE SAFETY RFP IN 2020. IF THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THESE DOLLARS, IT MEANS THE FUNDING ENDS AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND THEY WILL HAVE A FUNDING GAP FOR 2020. I BELIEVE IT’S BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THEM THEY WILL BE FUNDED UNDER THIS TRANSITION FUND FOR NEXT YEAR. SO I THINK THERE’S ALREADY AN EXPECTATION THERE. AND I DON’T WANT TO CREATE HARM BY TAKING THESE DOLLARS AWAY AND REPURCHASING THEM. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT FORWARD. THAT’S EXACTLY THE KIND OF THING I AM HOPING WE CAN THE ISSUES WE CAN RAISE AS WE ARE HERE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TOGETHER. IT MAKES A LOT BETTER IF ALL THE SNOW, HANDS-OFF THOSE FUNDS. THANK YOU. >>YOU’RE WELCOME. >>THE SECOND ITEM IS ADDITIONAL STAFF TO SUPPORT THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM. UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM PROVIDES ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS WITH A 60% DISCOUNT ON THE CITY LIGHT ELECTRIC BILL AND 50% DISCOUNT ON THEIR SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES BILL. TO QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM, HOUSEHOLD INCOME MUST BE LESS THAN 70% OF WASHINGTON STATE’S MEDIAN INCOME. CURRENTLY AN ESTIMATED 98,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN SEATTLE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM AND 32,821 HOUSEHOLDS ARE ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM. THERE ARE 14 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES THAT SUPPORT THE IED P. MOSTAR INTAKE REPRESENTATIVES. ACCORDING TO DATA PROVIDED BY A HSD, THE STAFF MEMBERS FIELD AN AVERAGE OF 3200 CALLS PER MONTH. DURING THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2019, IEDP RECEIVED 9600 CALLS AND ENROLLED MANY HOUSEHOLDS. IN JUNE COUNCIL RECEIVED THE RESPONSES STATED CROSSING MOMENT FROM OTHER PROGRAMS HAVE PROVEN EFFECTIVE. IN INCREASING ENROLLMENT IN THE PROGRAM. FOR EXAMPLE, DEVELOPING A PARTING PARTNERSHIP WITH HHA IN 2016 LED TO 7000 NEW HOUSEHOLDS THE HIGHEST INCREASE IN THE PROGRAMS HISTORY. THE SLIDE SETS FOR STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE THE ADP INCLUDING A SELF CERTIFICATION PILOT. PURSUING ADDITIONAL CROSS ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES. PROVIDING A STRATEGIC OUTREACH AND MARKETING PLAN. AND LAUNCHING A CUSTOMER SELF- SERVICE PORTAL. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET WILL INCREASE THE PROGRAM CAPACITY BY ADDING TWO FTES. ONE AND ADMIN SPECIALIST AND ONE A PROGRAM INTAKE REPRESENTED OF. AT AN ANNUAL COST OF $167,000. COUNCIL HAS THE OPTION TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL FTE OR FUNDING FOCUSED ON THE STRATEGIES OUTLINED IN THE STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT RESPONSE. IN ADDITION TO THE FTES DOING THE PROGRAM INTAKE. >>GREAT. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THAT? THANK YOU. THIS REALLY GOES BACK TO ONE OF OUR EARLY CONVERSATIONS THIS MORNING. ABOUT HAVING THE STRATEGIC APPROACH AND HAVING THE DEPARTMENTS UNITED. PARTICULARLY ON PROGRAMS LIKE THIS. WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND THEM AT A SINGLE PORTAL OR AT LEAST KNOW THEY MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MORE THAN ONE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. THANK YOU TO THE EXECS FOR DOING IT OPPOSITE. >>THE THIRD ITEM I WANTED TO MENTION WAS THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE STAFF CAPACITY. THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS $1.1 MILLION IN SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX REVENUE FOR FOOD BANKS AND STAFFING. BRINGING THE TOTAL SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX FUNDING TO $5.1 MILLION IN 2020. OF THE $1.1 MILLION, $825,000 WILL GO TO EXPANDED FUNDING FOR FOOD BANKS AND $300,000 FOR TWO FTES. THE TWO NEW STAFF INCLUDED A STRATEGIC ADVISOR POSITION WHICH WILL COMMUNICATE WITH STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD. AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND COUNCIL. THE SECOND POSITION IS A SENIOR GRANTS AND CONTRACT SPECIALIST WHO WILL DEVELOP, EXECUTE AND MONITOR CONTRACTS FOR SBT PROGRAMS. >>I THINK COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN MIGHT WANT TO HIT ADD SOMETHING HERE. >>I APPRECIATE THE MAYOR’S BUDGET. THIS ITEM IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD WHAT THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE. AS WE GET MORE INTO THE RISK OF THE BUDGET, THERE ARE OTHER PLACES THERE IS STUFF WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT BASIN EMAIL EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON. >>OKAY THANKS. >>I WAS JUST GOING TO MENTION, THE OPTION, FOR COUNCIL TO EXAMINE THE CLASSIFICATION OF THOSE ADDITIONAL STAFF TO SEE IF THAT IS LINING UP WITH THE INVESTMENTS THEY WOULD LIKE TO MAKE. OR CHANGE THE CLASSIFICATION AND REDIRECT THOSE FUNDS TO PROGRAMMATIC? PROGRAMMATIC SPENDING. SO NEXT WE WILL MOVE INTO BUDGET ACTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. THE FIRST RUN WITHIN LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION AREA OF HST IS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ON CONTRACTS WITH AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATION, STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT FROM COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AS YOU CAN SEE, WHAT IS WRITTEN ON PAGE 6. FIRST I WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUES AND THE EXECUTIVE FOR PASSING AND FUNDING LEGISLATION FOR A LIAISON CULTURALLY ATTUNED TO WORK ON MISSING WOMEN AND GIRLS. THE FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO ACTUALLY FUND IT AND HAVE LEGISLATION. BECOME THE TEMPLATE IN THE MODEL FOR OTHER CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS WELL AS INDIAN COUNTRY. I THINK THAT SOMETHING WE CAN BE PROUD OF. LET ME ADD THIS. MUST A YEAR AGO, THE URBAN INDIAN HEALTH INSTITUTE PUBLISHED FINDINGS ON HOW WE ARE ASKED GUARANTEEING A EPIDEMIC IN MISSING GIRLS ACROSS THE NATION AND HIGHER RATES IN SEATTLE AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA WOMEN ARE 2.5% MORE TO BE ARE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL SOUGHT COMPARED TO THE REST THE COMPANY. PORTING TO THE IS YOU, THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ENCOMPASSES VERBAL, PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE THAT HAS SEX ON WOMEN AND THE COMMITTEE. A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF US OF THE CITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO DISMANTLE PROCEDURES THAT IS AIDING THE STATISTIC FINDING THE RESOURCE TO AID VICTIMS AND FAMILIES ON THEIR PATH TOWARDS HEALING. IS THE NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS TOWARDS CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD. THE BOARD IS A COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER THAT PROVIDES HEALTHCORE HEALTHCARE BASED ON INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL STAFF INCLUDING SOCIAL WORKERS, DOCTORS, NURSES, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATES IN AND TRAUMA CARE PREPARE FOR TWO SITES AND WILL OFFER TWO MORE SOON. THEY SERVE OVER 6000 PATIENTS ANNUALLY AND CAN COME. OVER 77 PERCENT OF THE SUPPORT CONTRACTS WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES TO I WANT TO MAKE SURE HST IS OPERATING EQUITABLY FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE COMMUNITY. AS SUCH, WE AS A COUNCIL I AM REQUESTING AS WE DID IN OUR RESOLUTION IN SEPTEMBER, THAT HST SUBMIT A REPORT ON THE FUNDING ADEQUACY FOR THE AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVE FOR NATIVE COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY. BY FIRST QUARTER 2020. THE STATE OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT FORMALIZES THAT REQUEST. I WANT TO THANK MY COLLEGE FOR THE LEADERSHIP AND THE EXECUTIVE IN THE RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PROMOTION. I ASKED FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >>LET’S MOVE TO THE STUDY ON THE VALUE OF HUMAN SERVICES THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER SWANT. >>THANK YOU. THIS IS SOMETHING BEING ADVOCATED FOR BY THE SEATTLE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION. JUST A QUICK CORRECTION FIRST OF ALL. MY STAFF, HAD A FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION LAST EVENING. THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT IS NOT ACCURATELY REFLECTING WHAT IS BEING ASKED. THE BUDGET AMENDMENT SHOULD BE FOR $602,000 BECAUSE THEY HAVE EXPLAINED THAT THE STUDY WOULD COST, THE STUDY ITSELF WOULD COST $500,000. THE $102,000 IS FOR STAFF TO COORDINATE THE STUDY. THE IDEA BEHIND THE STUDY, WHICH I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD’VE BEEN DONE MUCH EARLIER, BUT IT’S GOOD IF YOU DO IT NOW. HUMAN SERVICE WORKERS ARE CHRONICALLY BEING UNDERPAID OFTEN SUBSISTING ON POVERTY WAGES FOR GRUELING, OFTEN DANGEROUS AND HIGHLY SKILLED WORK. THE BUDGET ACTION WOULD FUND A STUDY INTO THE DISPARITY BETWEEN COMPENSATION FOR HUMAN SERVICE WORK IN OUR CITY. AND THE COMPENSATION FOR OTHER JOBS THAT REQUIRE SIMILAR LEVELS OF EDUCATION, EXPERTISE AND STRESS LEVEL OF THE JOB DIFFICULTY AND DANGER. >>ANY QUESTIONS? >>LET’S CONTINUE PLEASE. >>THE 3rd ITEM IS EQUITY ORGANIZING BY COUNCILMEMBER SWANT. >>THIS IS ALSO BEING ADVOCATED BY THE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION. AS WE KNOW, HUMAN SERVICES DO NOT EXIST IN A VACUUM. PEOPLE NEED HUMAN SERVICES BECAUSE THEY FACE OPPRESSION AND INEQUALITY. EXPLOITATION, A COMBINATION OF VARIOUS IT’S CONDITION. THIS WOULD FUND AN INITIATIVE BY THE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION TO ATTEND TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WHO RELY ON HUMAN SERVICES WITH ORGANIZING TOOLS TO ADVOCATE AROUND THE UNDERLYING ISSUES PEOPLE MIGHT BE DEALING WITH. >>THANK YOU. NUMBER 4, COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN? HUMAN SERVICES LOBBYING AND IBC. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOURS AND NUMBER 3 MAY DIFFER OR OVERLAP? >>YES. I THINK THEY ARE DIFFERENT. THIS IS A BIT OF A BROKEN RECORD. THIS IS MY 10th YEAR WORKING ON THIS ONE AS. THIS IS FOR THE STATEWIDE POVERTY ACTION NETWORK. FOR THE PAST NINE YEARS, AND I BELIEVE YEARS PRIOR TO THAT, THERE’S BEEN A CITY CONTRACT WITH THE CITYWIDE POVERTY ACTION NETWORK TO ASSIST US DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION DOWN IN OLYMPIA. THE VALUE OF THE STATEWIDE POVERTY ACTION NETWORK PROVIDES THE CITY, I BELIEVE IS A VERY HIGH VALUE. IT’S ALSO HARD TO MEASURE. THE RELATIONSHIP IS SUCH THAT, HAVING AN ALLEY LIKE POVERTY ACTION NETWORK FIGHTING FOR THINGS THAT SUPPORT THE TYPE OF WORK WE ARE TRYING TO DO IN SEATTLE, IS IMPORTANT. THE VALUE THEY BRING IS NOT JUST THEIR EXPERTISE, BUT THE FACT THEY ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY DIRECTLY LOBBYING ON BEHALF OF SEATTLE. THEY ARE ACTUALLY LOBBING ON BEHALF OF STATEWIDE EFFORTS. THAT ARE ALIGNED WITH SEATTLE’S INTEREST. AND SO, AS WE TRY TO YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE CHALLENGES IN THE PAST, AS HAS BEEN AS THE CONTRACT WAS HANDLED, THE FOLKS UNDERSTANDABLY HAVE SAID, WE WANT DELIVERABLES AND HERE ARE THE THINGS YOU WE WANT YOU LOBBING FOR. WHEN THEY SHOW UP AND SAY, WE ARE LOBBING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE. WE CAN DO THAT ON OUR OWN. IT DOESN’T NECESSARILY THE WORK WE ARE TRYING TO DO AND THE WAY WE WANT TO DO IT. I BELIEVE THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT VALUE THERE. I THINK THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION, HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DO A LOT OF GOOD WORK. AND I THINK THEY WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL. IT’S GREAT THERE IS $25,000 IN THE BUDGET. THAT’S MORE IN SOME BUDGETS THAT VARIOUS MAYORS HAVE PROPOSED THE PAST. THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US TO GET BACK TO THE LEVEL WE WERE AT LAST YEAR OR COMPARABLE. >>THANK YOU. >>I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT SOMETIMES HAVING PEOPLE OTHER THAN THE CITY OF SEATTLE TALKING WITH OTHER LEGISLATORS. PARTICULARLY THOSE EAST OF US. THAT IT CAN BE VERY IMPORTANT. IT’S THE SAME ARGUMENT I’VE MADE FOR THE LOBBYISTS HELPING US WITH ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES. HAVING PEOPLE ALIGN WITH US, NOT THOSE THAT AREN’T. BUT THOSE WHEN THEY ARE, IT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. IN THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. THEY ARE ALL IMPORTANT. >>THANK YOU. >>I WANT TO LEND BY VOICE TO MY STRONG SUPPORT FOR THIS BUDGET ADD. IT’S NOT, IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE OTHER VOICES OTHER THAN SEATTLE ADVOCATING FOR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES. THAT WE SHARE. I THINK WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT ABOUT THE WORK THAT THIS ORGANIZATION DOES THOUGH, NOT ONLY ARE THEY A COALITION OF MANY DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS. AND NOT ONLY DO THEY MOBILIZE THAT COALITION. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY MOBILIZE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED EXPERIENCES. TO BE THEIR OWN ADVOCATES. IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF STORIES I BELIEVE REALLY CHANGE THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF DECISION- MAKERS MORE SO THAN THE LOBBYISTS DO. WE CAN SAY WE DON’T NEED THEM. WE CAN DO IT OURSELVES. I DON’T BUY IT. I THINK WE NEED THEIR VOICES. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WORKING ON THE REGIONAL GOVERNANCE PROPOSAL. PEOPLE WITH LIVED EXPERIENCES AND THEIR VOICES ON EVERY COMMITTEE ACROSS THE BOARD. I THINK THAT’S AN ESPECIALLY MOMENTOUS APPROACH FOR REGION. OKAY NEXT, OUR TRANSPORTATION SENIOR ACTIVITIES. NUMBER 5, COUNCILMEMBER SWANT? >>THANK YOU. THIS IS REFLECTING WHAT WE HAD ADVOCATED FOR LAST YEAR AND WAS INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET. THE POWERFUL WORK OF THE VIETNAMESE SENIOR ASSOCIATION IN ADVOCATING FOR VIETNAMESE SENIORS. THE SENIORS THEMSELVES HAVE BEEN , HAVE BEEN ON THE FOREFRONT OF THIS. IT HAS FUNDED BUS PASSES THAT HAS ALLOWED THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THEIR HOME AND NEIGHBORHOOD. WHICH WE KNOW IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR OUR SENIORS. THE MONEY IS CONTRACTED THROUGH THE ASIAN COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES. JUST ONE THING, THAT TO LET YOU KNOW THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THERE. WE MIGHT BE CHANGING THIS. WHEN WE PUT THIS FORTH FOR MY OFFICE, WE HAD NOT RECEIVED THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION WE ASKED THE MAYOR’S OFFICE ABOUT FOR THIS IS ALREADY FUNDED IN THE BUDGET. CENTRAL STAFF TRACK THIS DOWN FOR US. THANK YOU. NOW WE KNOW THIS PARTICULAR FUNDING IS ALREADY IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET. BUT THEN WHEN WE WERE CONFERRING WITH THE BSA, WE FOUND A CRS LOST A DIFFERENT BUT RELATED FUNDING THAT WAS USED IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR SENIOR MALES, A SMALLER AMOUNT $14,000. DISCUSSING WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS. I EXPECT WE WILL CHANGE THIS WHEN WE COME TO THE FORM B. WE WILL BE MAKING IT A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO FUND THE MILL PROGRAMS. >>THAT’S $14,000? NOT $30,000? >>AS FAR AS WE KNOW. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. CAPITAL COST FOR LGBTQ PERFORMING SENIOR ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS. COUNCILMEMBER SWANT? >>THIS IS RELATED TO THE ORGANIZING MEETING HAD DONE WITH JEN PRIDE WITH COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ OFFICE. I WORKED ON TOGETHER FOR LGBTQ SENIORS. THIS IS NO LONGER A LIFE THINK LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IT WAS GOING TO BE. AS WE KNOW THE CITY IS DEVELOPING LGBTQ AFFORDABLE HOUSING SENIOR HOUSING ON CAPITOL HILL. CAPITOL HILL HOUSING IS INVOLVED IN IT IF ALL OF THOSE GO WELL AND ON SCHEDULE, JEN PRIDE IS MOVING OFFICES. IT DELIVERS SERVICES TO THE NEW BUILDING. THEY WOULD REQUIRE A SMALL AMOUNT OF CAPITAL FUNDS TO BUILD OUT TEMPORARY OFFICES WHILE THEY WAIT TO MOVE INTO THE NEW SPACE SO THERE’S NO INTERRUPTION IN THE SERVICE PROVISION. THIS WAS MEANT TO PROVIDE 50,000 TWO FROM THE BUILDUP. WE HEARD FROM KSHAMA SAWANT THIRD GEN PRIDE THEY RECEIVED FUNDS SO THEY MAY NOT NEED THAT FROM THE CITY. >>>>PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORTING AFFORDABILITY AND LIVABILITY. THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA? THE SOMEONE HAVE SPEAKING POINTS? >>I CAN SPEAK TO A LITTLE BIT. I BELIEVE WHEN THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WAS HERE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW, COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA TALKED ABOUT CONCERN SHE HEARD ABOUT LONG WAITS FOR COMMUNITY PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS. WHEN THEY CALL INTO THE UDP PROGRAM. SO THAT SOMEBODY MIGHT BE WORKING WITH SOMEBODY AT A FOOD BANK FOR EXAMPLE, TRYING TO GET THEM ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM. AND THEY WOULD CALL AND NO ONE WOULD PICK UP SO WHAT SHE IS LOOKING FOR, IS HST TO CREATE WHAT’S A DEDICATED LINE FOR THOSE SERVICE PROVIDERS. AS WELL IS A QUOTE,” WARM HANDOFF BOOK WHICH MEANS YOU CALL YOU ARE TALKING DIRECTLY TO A HUMAN BEING. AND IF THEY TRANSFER YOU, YOU DIRECT TRANSFER DIRECTLY TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. I BELIEVE THE PROPOSAL IS TO PROVISO THE FUNDS FOR THE TWO FTE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR SO THOSE TWO NEW FTE CAN COME ONLINE AND HELP WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THAT WARM HANDOFF AND DIRECT LINE. AND THEN GET THE FUNDING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR. >>CAN YOU TELL ME, IF YOU DON’T KNOW, WE CAN JUST LOOK IT UP LATER. I’M INTERESTED, HOW WOULD THIS INTERSECT WITH CRISIS CONNECTIONS? THIS IS WHAT ALLIE IS DOING AT NORTHGATE. WE’VE LAST YEAR I THINK WE GAVE THEM LIKE $450,000 TO HELP WITH THIS WORK. AND OUTREACH. I DON’T KNOW, ARE YOU AWARE OF HOW THIS NUMBER 7, UDP DIRECT LINE AND WARM HANDOFF WITH INTERSECT WITH THE WORK ALLIE FRANKLIN IS DOING? >>I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S REQUEST. IS IT INTERNAL WITHIN HST? >>IT WOULD BE DIRECT LINE, THE FIRST PART WOULD BE A DIRECT LINE AVAILABLE TO OUTSIDE CONTRACTED PARTNERS LIKE CRISIS CONNECTIONS. THE SECOND PART, THE WARM HANDOFF PART, WOULD BE ABOUT STAFFING AND WORKFLOW AT HST WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT. >>GREAT. I WOULD LIKE TO SIGNAL TO HST, IF WE GO THIS ROUTE, I REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE SOMEONE IS IN CHARGE OF THIS. SO WE ARE NOT DUPLICATING EFFORTS. THE GREAT WORK THAT WE ARE PAYING CRISIS CONNECTIONS TO DO MAYBE THIS IS DIFFERENT BUT IT SOUNDS SIMILAR TO ME. >>CHAIR? >>ABSOLUTELY. >>I DON’T HAVE TALKING POINTS FOR THIS. TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING FOR I THINK COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA WAS GOING WITH THIS REQUEST FOR CURRENT THICKETS AND TENTATIVE TO BE DUPLICATIVE OF THE WORK CRISIS CONNECTION IS DOING. IS POST TO COMPLEMENT AND SUPPORT THE WORK THEY ARE DOING. WHAT’S HAPPENING, CRISIS CONNECTIONS GET SOMEONE IN THE DOOR, LOOKING FOR A SUITE OF SERVICES. CRISIS CONNECTIONS GETS ON THE PHONE AND CALLS HST TO PERHAPS ENROLL SOMEONE FOR THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM. AND THEY JUST SET THERE FOR WAY TOO LONG WAITING TO GET TO A HUMAN. AND THEY ARE GOING THROUGH TOO MUCH BUREAUCRACY. WE ARE MISSING OUT ON THAT CRITICAL MOMENT OF TIME TO CONNECT THAT PERSON WHO IS WALKED INTO CRISIS CONNECTIONS WITH MEANINGFUL SERVICE THAT CAN IMPROVE THEIR CONDITION AND STABILITY IN THAT MOMENT. I THINK THE VISION IS TO CREATE A MORE DIRECT AND STREAMLINE CONNECTION. TO HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS WE ARE CONTRACTING WITH TO DO THE SUBSTANTIVE WORK. SO THAT WHEN THEY CONTACT THE CITY, THEY ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE SAME FRUSTRATION THAT YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY FROM HOMEWOOD EXPERIENCE IN CALLING HSD TO ENROLL FOR THE UDP. IT’S MORE OF A FAST LINE TRACK SYSTEM DOES NOT BELIEVE DUPLICATIVE. BUT COMPLEMENTARY. IN AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO REDUCE THE MINISTRY TO BURDEN ON PROVIDERS WE CONTRACT WITH. THAT’S MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE REQUEST BASED ON MY UNDERSTANDING, I THINK IT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO HAVE THIS KIND OF SHIFT. IT APPEARS TO BE REVENUE NEUTRAL. FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH. IT’S A MATTER OF PRIORITIZING EXISTING BUDGETED RESOURCES WITHIN HSD TO LOOK AT HOW WE CAN IMPROVE THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES THROUGH THIS MODEL TO PEOPLE ALREADY ACCESSING IT. WHO ARE ASKING TO ACCESS IT. AND MAKING IT A LITTLE EASIER FOR THEM TO DO THAT. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR PINCHHITTING. LET’S MOVE ON TO CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANSGENDER. THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER SWANT. >>I’M SORRY. NUMBER 8. BOTTOM OF PAGE 7. >>THANK YOU. >>THIS IS CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANS PEOPLE BEING ADVOCATED BY TRANS COMMUNITY LEADERS LIKE MATT McGREGOR. I’M SURE YOU ALL KNOW. TRANS PEOPLE AS WE KNOW, HAVE VERY HIGH RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT. BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION AND OTHER BARRIERS THEY FACE. THIS WOULD PAY FOR UP TO 200 INDIVIDUALS TO GET JOB SEARCH SUPPORT. WITH A FOCUS ON THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF TRANS COMMUNITY MEMBERS. >>THANK YOU. >>THE NEXT ITEM NUMBER NINE IS YOURS AS WELL. YOU WANT TO CONTINUE FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS? >>THIS IS BEING ADVOCATED BY HUMAN SERVICES COALITION. SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS GET CAUGHT UP IN REALLY COMPLICATED LEGAL SITUATIONS AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE JASON JUSTICE SYSTEM INVESTIGATES. IN INSTANCES WHERE THEY PROSECUTE ASSAULTS. THERE IS A NEED TO DEFEND THE SURVIVORS PRIVACY DURING THE INVESTIGATION. DIFFERENT SURVIVORS WORKPLACE RIGHTS. IF THE ATTACK HAPPENED AT WORK. SIMILARLY, IF IT HAPPENED AT SCHOOL. THIS WOULD FUND LEGAL SUPPORT THAT IS SINGLE-MINDEDLY FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING THE NEEDS AND WISHES OF THE SURVIVORS IN THESE SITUATIONS. >>GREAT. THANK YOU. >>PREPARING YOU FOR SUCCESS. COUNCILMEMBER COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. >> I’M HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURALLY SPECIFIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT CLOSING THE RACE BASE OPPORTUNITY GAPS. I KNOW GRADUATION RATES ARE IMPROVING IN THE CITY. NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH, SPECIFIC PACIFIC UNDER, HISPANIC AND BLACK YOUTH HAVE LOWER RATES OF ON-TIME GRADUATION WE’VE BEEN HEARING FROM COMMUNITY GROUPS. THE CONCERN WITH AN ONGOING PROGRAM FOR LATINO YOUTH MAY NOT RECEIVE FUNDING THROUGH THE NEW PROCESS DUE TO SHIFTING PRIORITIES AND HAVE THE CITY ADDUCES YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT. THIS LEADS ME TO TWO QUESTIONS. I WANT TO DRAW THIS AS THE WORD IS PEACE. WHAT IS HSD IS APPROACH TO COMMUNICATING CHANGING PARTIES. AND ORGANIZATIONS IF THEY ARE IMPACTED BY THIS PART IS? HOTTEST HSD WIRE TIES MENTORING AND EDUCATION IS FORCED TO CLOSE RACE BASE OPPORTUNITY GAPS? IN WHICH STUDENTS FACE THE MOST ACADEMIC SHE ACHIEVEMENT CHALLENGES. FOR PACIFIC ISLANDER YOUTH, ON- TIME GRADUATION RATES 60%. FOR LATINO YOUTH, 67%. FOR NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH, 70%. AND FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH, 71%. I’M HOPING TO DRAW AWARENESS TO THE CONCERNS I’VE BEEN HEARING IN THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR COUNCILMEMBER SET IT UP FOR COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ FOR THE RISE ABOVE PROGRAM AS WELL. AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IT. >>COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, THAT’S A GREAT SEGUE. >>I WANTED TO COMMENT ON COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. THESE GO HAND-IN-HAND. BEEN WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PARTICULAR. THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT AND EAST YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN CONCERNED NATIVE AMERICANS ONLY HAVE A 70% GRADUATION RATE. ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE LEARNED — I KNOW YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY YOUR AGED BUT BEING 60. WORKING IN THE STATE LEGISLATOR FOR TWO GOVERNORS TICKET TO 25 YEARS FOR US TO MAKE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, NOT ONLY TEACH NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY AS A STANDARD TOPIC. BUT ALSO TO ACKNOWLEDGE SUPPORT AND FUND NATIVE LANGUAGES WILL. FOR ME THIS IS A FIRST STEP. I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL AS WELL AS THE PHONE CALLS WE RECEIVE FROM — THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >>I WANT TO ADD ADDITIONAL THINGS AND TO MILLS, I BELIEVE THIS IS THE WORK COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ YOU BEEN PUSHING FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. AND BEFORE THAT. IT’S BEEN INCORPORATED IN THIS. I’M DELIGHTED TO BE MOVING FORWARD WITH THESE IDEAS. >>I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION AND MAYBE A COMMENT HERE. OBVIOUSLY, I’VE BEEN A BIG SUPPORTER OF CULTURAL AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPETENT PROGRAMMING. BY THE CITY AND USING OUR FUNDS TO RECEIVE SAID PROGRAMMING. I’VE ALSO BEEN INCREDIBLY SUPPORTIVE OF SUMMER AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING. AND REALLY ANY KIND OF PROGRAMMING THAT IS GOING TO SUPPORT THE ONGOING POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR YOUTH OF COLOR IN PARTICULAR. I JUST — I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE THE FUNDING, WHAT THE REVENUE SOURCES ARE FOR THESE TWO PROPOSED BUDGET ADDS. TRADITIONALLY, WE WOULD FUND THESE KINDS OF PROGRAMMING’S POTENTIALLY THROUGH THE FAMILY AND PROMISE LEVY. SO I’M JUST NOT SURE IF IT’S PROPOSED THESE DOLLARS COME OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND. IF SO, HOW THEY ARE SYNCING UP WITH THE ANTICIPATED REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS THAT WILL BE THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RFP. SO TWO QUESTIONS THERE. HAVE WE IDENTIFIED REVENUE SOURCES FOR THESE TWO ITEMS YET? MAYBE WE HAVEN’T. I WOULD WANT TO KNOW THAT. AND TWO, HOW DO WE RECONCILE THESE WITH THE ANTICIPATED COMPETITIVE RFP PROCESS FOR THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT BUCKET OF DOLLARS THAT IS GOING TO BE RELEASED IN THE NEXT YEAR? ARE WE SORT OF GETTING AHEAD OF THAT RFP GRANTING PROCESS BY ADDING THESE TWO DIRECT GRANTS TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS? >>I THINK SO BRIAN WILL BE HERE THIS AFTERNOON TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THE DEAL. >>LITERALLY RIGHT AFTER YOU. >>SO HE CAN DO THAT. I BELIEVE THE REASON WHY THIS PARTICULAR ITEM WAS PLACED IN HSD WAS BECAUSE THAT WAS WHAT WAS COMMUTED FROM EL CENTRO. THIS WAS HSD FUNDING. I THINK WE NEED TO DO A LITTLE MORE RESEARCH INTO WHAT EXACTLY WHAT CONTRACT IS FUNDING THIS RIGHT NOW. AND WHAT HSD DEAL WANT TO DO MOVING FORWARD. I THINK IT DOES SPEAK TO THIS MAY BE FOR A LACK OF A BETTER TERM — ANXIETY FROM COMMUNITY PARTNERS. ABOUT SHIFTING PRIORITIES AND HOW THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE FUNDING PROCESS. WE TALKED ABOUT THE SAFETY RFP EARLIER. THAT WAS A TWO YEAR PROCESS. A LOT OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS TO NOT ONLY CODESIGN THE NEW RFP, BUT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THAT WOULD MEAN FOR INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS. I THINK WE COULD ASK SOME QUESTIONS TO SEE IF THAT SORT OF OUTREACH IS BEING REPLICATED RIGHT NOW. AND IF NOT, ASK OUR DEPARTMENTS TO DO A LITTLE BIT MORE WORK ON THAT SO THAT OUR PARTNER AGENCIES HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION. A LITTLE BIT MORE SENSE OF WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE FOR THEIR FUNDING. >>JUST SORT OF MY OVERARCHING CONCERN — ALTHOUGH I’M SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROGRAMMATIC CONCEPTS DESCRIBED HERE. I ALSO DON’T WANT US TO GET AHEAD OF A PROCESS THAT IS ALREADY IN PLACE. AND SORT OF GET OVER OUR SKIS A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS OF WHAT HSD IS PLANNING IN THIS PARTICULAR SPACE AS A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY. SO, I SUSPECT THESE PROGRAMS WOULD BE COMPETITIVE IN THE RFP PROCESS. PERHAPS, THEY INTEND TO APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL DOLLARS IN THE RFP PROCESS IN SPITE OF YOU KNOW WHETHER WE INCLUDE THIS IN THE AMENDED BUDGET OR NOT. I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR ME TO JUST GET A LITTLE BIT MORE GRANULAR DETAIL ABOUT SOME OF THE SPECIFICS YOU JUST IDENTIFIED AMY. AND JUST GETTING A BETTER SENSE OF HOW THIS FITS INTO THE WORK HSD HAS BEEN DOING AROUND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT. AND THE SHIFT FROM, FROM YOUNGER POPULATION. WHICH THIS WOULD SEEK TO SERVE. TO THE 18 TO 24 AGE GROUP WHICH IS WHERE THE SAFETY OF RFP FOCUS. I THINK SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS WERE FUNDED IN THE PRIOR VERSION OF THE SAFETY RFP. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT GETTING AHEAD OF HSD IN A WAY THAT MIGHT SLICE AGAINST SOME OF THE WORK THEY ARE DOING IN THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPACE. >>I’M HAPPY TO LOOK INTO THAT AND PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU. >>VERY GOOD. >>BRIAN, REMEMBER THE QUESTION I HAD AROUND THE LEVY STUFF. THANK YOU. >>IS THAT JUST IN CASE WE FORGET IT. IT IS IN THE ASSURED EVENT I WILL FORGET IT. >>VERY GOOD. LET’S GO TO THE NEXT ONE PLEASE. >>THE NEXT ONE IS NUMBER 11. AMERICAN AND DIDN’T AND ALASKA NATIVE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORTS THROUGH COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. >>THANK YOU. I MEAN THIS BUT I SAY THIS. I KNOW WE SAY THIS AGAIN IS POLITICIANS. I REALLY AM EXCITED. THIS PROGRAM IS CALLED, RISE ABOVE PICKUP AND WORKING WITH THE ORGANIZATION FOR FIVE YEARS. IS THE FIRST REQUEST FROM THE CITY OF SEATTLE. COULD YOU HAND THIS OUT? WHAT WE HAVE IS AN INDIGENOUS YOUTH GROUP. LET ME STATE SOME FACTS AND I WANT TO ADD SOME INFORMATION I THINK WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR MY COLLEAGUES AND THE PUBLIC TO HEAR. INDIGENOUS YOUTH ENCOUNTER SIGNIFICANT RISK FACTORS TO HELP THE DEVELOPMENT. THESE INCLUDE PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO, INCARCERATION AND OTHER DRUGS. AS YOU’VE HEARD, OUR GRADUATION RATE FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS 70%. ARE LOWER NOTATION AND CULTURAL DETACHMENT WE HAVE THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE. AS YOU KNOW, AS WE SHARED EARLIER, THE CONCERNS WITH THE NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH IN REGARDS TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION. AND OUR GRADUATION RATES. RISE ABOVE IS A NONPROFIT THAT EMPOWERS NATIVE YOUTH TO LIVE HEALTHY LIVES BY PROVIDING AWARENESS, PREVENTION AND CHARACTER MANAGEMENT USING SPORT AS A MODALITY. I WILL GET TO THE SPORT AS A MODALITY IN A MOMENT AND WHAT THAT MEANS. PROTECTIVELY SINCE I’VE BEEN PART OF THE ORGANIZATION AND WITNESS THEIR GOOD WORK. RISE ABOVE IS A NATO-LED AND NATIVE RUN. THE FOUNDER, JACKIE McCORMICK, AND HER TEAM ARE SO DEDICATED TO YOUTH AND SUCCESSFUL AND HOW THEY DO WANT TO THANK THEM COMING TO ME WITH THIS REQUEST. AS WELL AS JUDGE FROM THE QUINAULT PATIENT THE TRIBAL JUDGE OF THE TULANE TRIBE. THESE TWO WOMEN AND I WILL NAME OFF OF THE PEOPLE IN INDIAN COUNTRY HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL WITH THIS PROGRAM. PASTOR ON THE INFORMATION I THINK I WILL MAKE AN OBJECTION THE COLOR ON THE PIECE OF PAPER. SO WHAT YOU HAVE ON THE ORCHID COLORED PAPER, IS BASICALLY ESSENTIALLY, THE INFORMATION ON HOW AMERICA INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES RECEIVE HEALTH BEHAVIOR SCREENINGS AND ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH LOCAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS. WITH ASSISTANCE FROM US, THE PROJECT WILL INFLUENCE INDIGENOUS YOUTH AND PROVIDED GENERATION WITH THE TOOLS, AS THEY SAY, TO RISE ABOVE RISE ABOVE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS. AND AS I SHARED, WE HAVE TWO AND MANY LEADERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM. WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND ON THE ORCHID COLORED PAPER, FIRST OF ALL, THE RISE ABOVE LETTER REQUESTING AND SHARING INFORMATION OF WHO THEY ARE. I WANT TO DRAW PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE — NOT JUST THE FOUNDERS, BUT THE RISE ABOVE PARTNERS SINCE INCEPTION. AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE 10 TRIBES THAT HAVE BEEN SO INVOLVED WITH THIS PROGRAM. SOME OF THEM WASHINGTON STATE TRIBES. ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM. AND WHICH HAS REALLY BEEN WONDERFUL WATCHING THIS WITH THE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE PARTNERS. THE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED RISE ABOVE WITH THEIR TALENTS, CONTRIBUTED TO NOT JUST EVENTS AND NOT JUST CLINICS, NOT JUST INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKING. BUT ACTUALLY GOING INTO SCHOOLS IN INDIAN COUNTRY AND BEYOND. AS YOU CAN SEE, ONE OF OUR FOUNDERS AND GREATEST LEADERS IS LENNY WILKINS, OUR COACH. MY UNDERSTANDING I GOT CONFIRMED TODAY, COACH WILKINS WILL BE HERE NEXT WEEK. AS A FOUNDER TO LEND HIS SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY. AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE LAST PAGE OF THE ORCHID COLORED PAPER, YOU CAN SEE COACH WILKINS WITH THE CHIEF JOSEPH AMBLING BEHIND HIM. I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION. I CAME TO THEM WITH MY WORK IN INDIAN COUNTRY. THE GOOD WORK THEY’VE DONE, PARTICULARLY THE NATIVE AMERICAN JUDICIAL OR JUDGES ASSOCIATION. I’M HOPING MY COLLEAGUES WILL SUPPORT ME IN THE BUDGET REQUEST THAT WE CAN CONTINUE THIS PROGRAM AND CONTINUE TO SPREAD IT. NOT JUST IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE KING COUNTY AS WELL. WITH OUR PARTNERS NOT ONLY THE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES I LISTED, BUT THE TRIBAL PARTNERS AS WELL. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT. COUNCILMEMBER COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. >> I WANTED TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ’S AMENDMENT. PUTTING A LITTLE ADDITIONAL FOCUS ON NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH. 60% IS THE CURRENT GRADUATION RATE STATEWIDE. 27% IS THE DROPOUT RATE. LET US BOTH THE LOWEST GRADUATION RATE AND HIGHEST DROPOUT RATE FOR KIDS IN OUR STATE. MORE SPECIFICALLY, THEY GRADUATE AT 12% LOWER RATE IN SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I THINK EFFORTS IN TRYING TO SUPPORT NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. AND SO I STRONGLY EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ’S AMENDMENT. >> GOOD JOB. >>PLEASE CONTINUE. >>THIS IS NUMBER 12, $280,000 ADDITION FOR HARM REDUCTION OUTREACH FOR STREET BASE SEX WORKERS THIS IS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>DOES ANYONE HAVE NOTES FOR COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>I DO. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>YOU MAY RECALL THE INTENSE DISCUSSION WE HAD TWO WEEKS AGO WITH THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TALKING ABOUT SOME WORK THAT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH AURORA. THIS BUILDS ON SOME OF THE CONVERSATION. THE INTENT WOULD BE TO FIND TO THE NEW ORGANIZATION OR NEW TO MY ONE IS CALLED PEOPLE OF COLOR, SOCKS SEX WORKER OUTREACH. THEY FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS HAVE BEEN DOING DIRECT OUTREACH TO SEX WORKERS ON AURORA AVENUE. THEY ARE OUT THERE ON FRIDAY EVENING. AND IT’S OF PEOPLE OF COLOR LED GROUP WORKING LARGELY WITH WOMEN OF COLOR. ON THE STREET. A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON WHAT WE’RE SEEING. I THINK THAT SOME OF THIS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. AS A RESULT OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION, TWO PIECES OF LEGISLATION. ONE IS THE FIGHT ONLINE SEX TRAFFICKING. THE OTHER IS STOP ENABLING SEX WORKERS OFF THE WHICH WERE DESIGNED TO CRACK DOWN ON ONLINE ILLEGAL SEX TRAFFICKING. THE RESULT OF THAT WAS A LOT OF WEBPAGES IN PLACES LIKE BACKPAGE SHUT DOWN A LOT OF THE ADVERTISEMENTS THEY WERE DOING. SO PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING IN THE SEX TRADE. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT, THOSE VEHICLES THAT SOME PEOPLE USE, OFTEN PROVIDED A SAFER ALTERNATIVE THAN WORKING ON THE STREET. SOME OF THOSE FOLKS, FOR WHATEVER REASON, ARE STILL IN THE SIX WORKING TRADE. ARE FINDING THEMSELVES ON THE STREET AND LAST SAFE SITUATIONS BEEN PREVIOUSLY BEEN. THE PROGRAM THE SEX WORKER OUTREACH PROGRAM, THE GREEN LIGHT PROJECT OR GLP. IT’S A PEER-BASED MODEL FOR THEY PROVIDE COMMUNITY SUPPORT BETWEEN 8 PM AND 2 AM ONE NIGHT A WEEK RIGHT NOW. THEY PROVIDE ADVOCACY, LEGAL ADVOCACY, SAFE SEX YOU SUPPLIES, TRAINING REFERRALS TO SERVICES. SOME OF THE SPECIFIC THINGS THAT THEY ACTUALLY PROVIDE ALSO. THINGS LIKE FENTANYL TEST KITS. THE REALITY IS, WE HAVE SEEN A SIGNIFICANT UPTAKE AND ARREST. I BELIEVE IS REACTION TO PEOPLE ON THE STREET UP THERE. FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, THE PEOPLE OF COLOR SEX WORKER OUTREACH, THIS IS A GROUP OF PEER LED INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE DOING SOME AMAZING WORK REALLY USE SUPPORT IF WE WANT TO INCREASE OUTREACH. >>THANK YOU. PLEASE CONTINUE. >>ITEM NUMBER 13, $55,000 ADDITION FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON HIV AND AIDS AND OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES TARGETED TOWARDS THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN YES FOR. >>CAN YOU SPEAK FOR HIM? >>THIS WOULD BE IN ADDITION TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONTRACT THE INTENTION OF IT. TO PROVIDEOF EDUCATION, AND WITH A TARGETED POPULATION IN MIND, IT WOULD BE EDUCATION RELATED TO HIV/A.I.D.S., AND CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION. >>THANK YOU. PLEASE, CONTINUE. >>ITEM NUMBER 14 IS A $500,000 ADD FOR A MEDICAID ASSISTED PILOT FOR METHAMPHETAMINE USE DISORDER PRESENTED BY COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>WE ARE STARTING TO SEE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE USE OF METHAMPHETAMINES IN THE CITY. I STILL LARGELY HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND HEROIN USE, BUT THE DATA WE ARE SEEING IS THAT METHAMPHETAMINE USE MAY BE AS BIG OR A BIGGER PROBLEM IN THE STREET. THE OPIOID CRISIS IS REAL. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL IS MEDICAL ASSISTED OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOLKS ADDICTED TO HEROIN IN PLACES LIKE EVERGREEN TREATMENT SERVICES, AND OTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT OPPORTUNITIES. WHEN IT COMES TO METHAMPHETAMINES, THERE IS NOT A PROVEN MEDICAL ASSISTED TREATMENT AVAILABLE. WE UNDERSTAND THERE IS AN INTEREST IN STARTING A PILOT PROGRAM TO SEE IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE, I BELIEVE, A DRUG LIKE FEDERAL RITUAL ROLE TO CREATE A PROGRAM AND SEE IF THAT HAS THE DESIRED OUTCOMES. IF THE REALITY IS, WE ARE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ADDICTED TO METHAMPHETAMINE, IT’S GOING TO BE RADICALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE SOME SORT OF MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR THAT. I CERTAINLY DON’T HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO SPEAK TO HOW EFFICIENT OR EFFECTIVE THIS WOULD BE, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE START INVESTING, AND FINDING SOME SOLUTIONS THAT FUTURE COUNCILMEMBERS, AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE CITY WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFER PEOPLE TO WHEN THEY GET THERE BECAUSE THE REALITY NOW IS GRIM. >>QUICK COMMENT, THEN I WILL CALL ON COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. I HAVE BEEN STAYING VERY CLOSELY IN TOUCH WITH OUR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE SEATTLE KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT. MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT OUR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY HAS ALSO BEEN WORKING ON A HARM REDUCTION MODEL FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE ADDICTIONS, AND I SPOKE WITH THEM IN THE LAST WEEK. I WANT TO ALSO REMIND US THAT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, WE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH KAYLA FROM THE UW ORGANIZATION, AND THE HEAD OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THEY PUT TOGETHER A REPORT THAT FOCUSED ON OPIOIDS, PRIMARILY. I WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS THAT WE ARE IN CONTACT AROUND METHAMPHETAMINES, AS WELL. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME THINGS, I THINK COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN AND I TALKED ABOUT THAT LOOK PROMISING. NOBODY KNOWS YET, BUT I WOULD VERY MUCH WANT TO WORK WITH THE EXPERTS. WE KNOW THEY ARE THE EXPERTS. IF WE’RE GOING TO PUT MONEY IN, WE HAVE A COORDINATED RESPONSE. DEFINITELY, HAVING SOMETHING BETTER THAN NOTHING THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE THROUGH, AND ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE BACK TO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING, HAVING THE PERSON CENTERED SERVICES, PROVIDING THEM WITH WHAT THEY NEED, BUT ALSO HAVING TO HAVE ADEQUATEHOUSING FOR THEM TO GET BETTER. OTHERWISE, WE ARE SPINNING OUR WHEELS, SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY, AND NOT BEING THE INDIVIDUAL OPTIONS TO GET BETTER. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ? >>THANK YOU AND THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN FOR ADVANCING THIS PARTICULAR PROPOSAL. I JUST WANTED TO SIGNAL MY SUPPORT FOR INITIAL PILOT, AND I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH CHAIR BAGSHAW THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO LIVE IN THOSE PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS, AND THEIR KNOWLEDGE IN THIS SPACE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HEAD IN THE DIRECTION OF A PILOT, AND BE APPROPRIATELY DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE ITS SUCCESS. IN FRONT OF ME, I HAVE A LETTER OF SUPPORT OF THIS PILOT FROM OUR SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, CHIEF SCOGGINS, DATED AUGUST 21, 2019, SO HE’S BEEN ON BOARD FOR QUITE SOME TIME WITH SUPPORTING THIS KIND OF MODEL. HE SAYS IN HIS LETTER, AND I WANT TO TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO READ FROM IT BUT ACCORDING TO KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, METHAMPHETAMINE USE HAS INCREASED STARKLY BETWEEN 2017 AND 2018. A PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYSIS FOUND 1143 SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMS INCIDENTS WITH NARRATIVES RELATING TO METHAMPHETAMINE USE. A MANUAL REVIEW OF 285 OF THESE INCIDENTS FOUND 60% OF THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WITH A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OCCURRING IN PUBLIC SPACES. HE GOES ON TO DESCRIBE THE SYMPTOMS THAT FREQUENTLY COME WITH IT, AND REALLY SORT OF PUNCTUATES HIS LETTER OF SUPPORT BY SAYING METHAMPHETAMINE USE DISORDER REALLY DOES AFFECT THE OPERATIONS OF OUR SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OBVIOUSLY, IT IMPACTS INDIVIDUALS NEGATIVELY WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, AND THE BROADER HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY, SO LONG AS WE DON’T HAVE AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO A LAND MECHANISM TO ADDRESSING THE REALITIES OF METHAMPHETAMINE USE ON OUR STREETS, AND THE CONTINUED INCREASE OF THE USE OF THAT SUBSTANCE, AND HOW IT IMPACTS OUR COMMUNITY, SO I THINK I FEEL AT LEAST CONFIDENT THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR A PILOT FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THIS POPULATION ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, AND SORT OF SEE THIS PILOT PROJECT TO BE VERY COMPLEMENTARY TO THE HEALTH ONE AND SOON-TO-BE HEALTH TWO MODEL OF ADDRESSING LOW ACUITY CALLS WITH SORT OF A SPECIFIC LASER FOCUS ON THE SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER THAT IS METHAMPHETAMINE USE. WE ALL HAVE THIS, I BELIEVE, IN THIS LETTER, AND OTHER LETTERS OF SUPPORT, IN OUR INBOXES AS OF THE LAST HOUR OR SO, AND I WOULD REALLY ENCOURAGE US ALL TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT, AND WEIGH THOSE EXPERT OPINIONS, AS WE THINK ABOUT HOW WE MIGHT WANT TO ADVANCE THIS PARTICULAR PROPOSAL FORWARD IN THIS BUDGET. I THINK IT WOULD BE A VERY WISE USE OF OUR DOLLARS, AND REALLY RESPONSIVE TO A LOT OF THE CONCERNS WE HEAR FROM COMMUNITY ABOUT PEOPLE MANIFESTING REALLY SAD, AND TRAGIC SYMPTOMS IN PUBLIC SPACES AS A RESULT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, AND OUR LACK OF AVAILABLE TOOLS TO ADDRESS THOSE NEEDS. >>WELL SAID. OKAY. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN? I THINK THE JURY HAS COME BACK IN ON THIS ONE. >>I JUST WANT TO COMMIT TO AND ASK STAFF FOR HELP. IF WE DO GO FORWARD WITH THIS, WHICH I HOPE WE DO, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE DO A REALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL THOUGHT OUT, WELL DESIGNED PROGRAM, INCLUDING WORKING WITH PARTNERS AT PUBLIC HEALTH. HOPEFULLY, THE COUNTY IN GENERAL. SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY LEVERAGE THE STUDY PIECE. I DON’T KNOW THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO FULLY DESIGN THE PROGRAM BEFORE THE END OF BUDGET, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM CENTRAL STAFF ON THINKING THROUGH WHAT KIND OF BUDGET ITEM WE COULD DO THAT ALSO MIGHT BE ABLE TO LEVERAGE OTHER FUNDING SOURCES, WHETHER IT’S OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, OR EVEN PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A ROBUST PROGRAM THAT WE’RE GOING TO LEAD DOWN THIS. THIS IS PROBABLY NOT UNIQUE TO THE CITY OF SEATTLE, SO WHATEVER WE ARE DOING WOULD LIKELY BENEFIT OTHER FOLKS. SO THINKING THROUGH HOW WE COULD PUT SOME MONEY IN THE BUDGET THAT WOULD UNLOCK THOSE RESOURCES, AND ALSO BRING THE RIGHT FOLKS TOGETHER WOULD BE HELPFUL. >>I’M IN. THE NEXT ITEM IS MINE. I WOULD LIKE TO DIVE IN ON THIS ONE, AND LET MY COLLEAGUES KNOW, THIS IS MONEY FOR DOWNTOWN EMERGENCY SERVICES CENTERS, THE NEW BILL HOBSON COMPREHENSIVE CLINIC THAT WILL BE ON RAINIER AND PLUMB, I BELIEVE. THEY ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY. THEY HAVE RAISED MUCH OF THE MONEY THAT THEY NEED, BUT WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS IS IT’S PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, AND A HEALTH CLINIC ON THE GROUND FLOOR. THE HEALTH CLINIC WILL BE AVAILABLE TO OTHERS IN THE AREA THAT NEED THAT KIND OF ASSISTANCE. I TALKED TO DANIEL MALONE, AND A COUPLE OF HIS BOARD MEMBERS IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS. THIS HAS TEAMED UP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER. I COULDN’T BE MORE PLEASED TO SEE THIS KIND OF COOPERATION COMING TOGETHER. I AM SUGGESTING WE PUT $2 MILLION IN BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO SERVE 1300 RESIDENTS AND MORE FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE STILL LIVING OUTSIDE WHO CAN COME TO THIS CLINIC. THIS IS WHAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT. USING OUR LOW ACUITY MODEL IS GOING TO BE GREAT, HAVING A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO GO WHERE THEY CAN GET THE HELP THEY NEED, AND HOUSING. DSC HAS RAISED A LOT OF THE MONEY. THIS WILL HELP THEM AVOID HAVING TO BORROW MORE, THAT IT WILL ALSO HELP THEM GET GOING FASTER, AND I JUST WANT TO SAY, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WORK AT HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER AND UW FOR STEPPING FORWARD ON THIS. THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF MY TOP PRIORITIES DURING THIS BUDGET SEASON. THANK YOU. AND I AM ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT, PLEASE. >>THAT’S ALL FROM US. >>ANYTHING FROM AMY AND JEFF? THANK YOU AGAIN. WE ARE AN HOUR AND 10 MINUTES BEHIND OUR INITIAL PLAN THIS MORNING, BUT TIME VERY WELL SPENT. THANK YOU FOR THAT. WE ARE GOING TO MOVE INTO EDUCATION AND EARLY LEARNING. I AM GLAD TO SEE YOU QUEUED UP. WE HAVE BRIAN AND THEN OSHER, AND THEN YOLANDA. COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF, YOU WILL BE QUEUED UP NEXT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GOOD WORK. BRIAN, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF, AND WE WILL GO INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY LEARNING. >>BRIAN GOODNIGHT, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. THE NEXT TOPIC IS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY LEARNING. HOPEFULLY, THIS DISCUSSION WILL BE AS REPLETE WITH INFORMATION AS THE EARLIER SESSION HAVE BEEN. DURING THE DISCUSSION, I WILL PROVIDE A BRIEF BACKGROUND AND HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF THE ITEMS THAT MAKE UP THE CHANGES IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET, AND WE WILL MOVE TO THE COUNCILMEMBER BUDGET ACTIONS. BEFORE THAT, I JUST WANTED TO FOLLOW UP QUICKLY ON COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ’S POINT ABOUT THE SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING POINTS. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT IS SOMETHING FUNDED WITH HST AT THE TIME. THAT SAID, THE LEVEE IS IN ITS TRANSITION YEAR RIGHT NOW, SO IT COULD BE A CARRYOVER CONTRACT. WE WILL WORK TOGETHER TO FIND OUT THE FUNDING STATUS ON THAT. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT BRIEF RESPONSE. AGAIN, I AM REALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE REFLECTED IN BOTH COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ’S AND COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO’S FORM A. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ZEROED IN ON WHAT THE REVENUE SOURCE IS, SO IF WE CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS COLLECTIVELY AROUND WHERE THAT REVENUE SOURCE IS GOING TO COME FROM, THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS SPECIFICALLY WITHIN THE THEFT LEVEE AS TO HOW SOME OF THOSE DOLLARS ARE UTILIZED, PARTICULARLY IF THERE ARE EXCESS OR UNDER SPENT DOLLARS. THOSE ARE INTENDED TO GO TO EARLY LEARNING BY ORDINANCE, BY LAW, SO WE DON’T HAVE TOO MUCH DISCRETION IN THAT REGARD, BUT I WANT TO WORK COOPERATIVELY, TO SEE IF WE CAN MEET THE NEEDS IDENTIFIED IN BOTH OF THOSE FORMS. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. >>IN TERMS OF BACKGROUND, DEAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING AND MANAGING THE CITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND POLICIES. THEY SERVE AS THE LIAISON WITH EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS. THE DEPARTMENT ALSO ADMINISTERS THE PROMISE LEVY, WHICH WAS APPROVED IN 2018 AS A REPLACEMENT FOR THE EXPIRING FAMILY AND EDUCATION LEVEE, AND THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM LEVEE. THE THEFT LEVEE JUST BEGAN ITS INVESTMENTS AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND WILL PROVIDE INVESTMENTS THROUGH THE 2025- 2026 SCHOOL YEAR. WITH RESPECT TO THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET, IT IS APPROXIMATELY $205.3 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF ABOUT $6.1 MILLION, RELATIVE TO THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET. THE INCREASE IS LARGELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THREE CHANGES, AND THOSE OF YOU LOOKING AT THE MEMO, THE DESCRIPTIONS BEGIN ON PAGE 2 OF THE MEMO. THE FIRST IS THE TRANSFER OF THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM FROM THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OVER TO DEAL. THIS WOULD INCREASE THE DEAL BUDGET BY A LITTLE OVER $600,000 ALONG WITH FOUR FTEs, AND THE INCREASE SHOWS UP IN THE K-12 PROGRAMS. ASL IS LISTED IN THE PRESENTATION. THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM PREPARES UNDERSERVED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION BY PROMOTING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, GOALSETTING AND EXPLORATION. IT’S LARGELY FUNDED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANT. THE SECOND CHANGE IS AN AMERICAN BECAUSE OF $2 MILLION OVER THE ENDORSED BUDGET TO SUPPORT THE CURRENT PRACTICE FOR HANDLING PRESCHOOL TUITION PAYMENTS. THIS INCREASE IS REALLY JUST A TECHNICAL CHANGE AND IS BUDGET NEUTRAL, BUT I WANTED TO PROVIDE BACKGROUND INFORMATION. SINCE THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM IN 2015, THE CITY HAS COLLECTED REQUIRED TUITION PAYMENTS FROM FAMILIES AND DISTRIBUTES THEM TO THE PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS. LAST FALL, DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE 2019 BUDGET, DEAL INTENDED TO SHIFT THE WAY THE PAYMENTS WERE HANDLED, AND INTENDED TO HAVE PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS DIRECTLY COLLECT PAYMENTS FROM FAMILIES. AS A RESULT, THE 2019 BUDGET DIDN’T ASSUME ANY PROPERTY OR TUITION PAYMENTS. SUBSEQUENTLY DURING THE EVALUATION PLAN IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR, DEAL RECOMMENDED THAT THE CITY CONTINUE COLLECTING TUITION AS IT HISTORICALLY HAD DONE. THE COUNCILMEMBER AT THE TIME AGREED AND AMENDED THE 2019 BUDGET TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY APPROPRIATION BUDGET TO DO THAT. LIKE THE 2019 BUDGET, THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET DIDN’T CONTAIN ANY REVENUES OR APPROPRIATION AUTHORITY FOR TUITION. THIS TO MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE JUST CORRECTS THAT FOR 2020 AND WOULD ALLOW THE CITY TO CONTINUE ITS HISTORIC PROCESS OF COLLECTING AND DISTRIBUTING TUITION PAYMENTS TO PROVIDERS. THE THIRD AND FINAL SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IS A $3 MILLION INCREASE TO THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, OR SEEK HELP. THE PROPOSED EXPANSION WOULD EFFECTIVELY DOUBLE THE PRODUCTION FOR THE PROGRAM AND WOULD PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 5 1/2 FTEs FOR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT. AS A QUICK REFRESHER, S.E. CUPP IS THE CHILDCARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES ELIGIBLE FAMILIES WITH VOUCHERS TO DECREASE THE COST OF CHILDCARE AT PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS. THE PROGRAMS SERVE CHILDREN BETWEEN ONE MONTH AND 12 YEARS OF AGE. TO BE ELIGIBLE, FAMILIES HISTORICALLY HAD TO RESIDE IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, BE EMPLOYED, OR BE IN AN EDUCATION OR JOB TRAINING PROGRAM, AND HAVE ENVELOPE INCOME BETWEEN 200% AND 300% OF THE POVERTY LEVEL. AS THE COUNCIL HEARD, AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, THE DEPARTMENT EXPANDED THE ELIGIBILITY TO INCLUDE THOSE FAMILIES MAKING UP TO 350% OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL, AS WELL AS FAMILIES ENROLLED IN ESL OR VOCATIONAL CLASSES. THE EXECUTIVE ESTIMATES THIS EXPANSION WOULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED BY ABOUT 600 PER YEAR, BRINGING THE TOTAL TO ABOUT 1400 CHILDREN SERVED ANNUALLY BY THE PROGRAM. WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDING INCREASE, OF THE $3 MILLION, APPROXIMATELY $1.7 MILLION WOULD BE USED TO FUND CHILDCARE VOUCHERS. $800,000 WOULD BE USED FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL INCENTIVE TO PROVIDERS. $525,000 WOULD BE USED TO SUPPORT THOSE FIVE AND HALF FTEs MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY. THE EXPANSION APPEARS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH PRIOR COUNCIL DIRECTION PROVIDED IN RESOLUTION 328-811. THAT’S IT FOR THE BACKGROUND PRESENTATION. >>I THINK WE’VE GOT LOTS OF QUESTIONS. UNLESS GOT ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, LET’S DIVE INTO THOSE. >>OKAY. THE FIRST ITEM IS A PROPOSAL BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA REQUIRING THAT DEAL REQUIRE A CONTRACTOR’S ADHERENCE TO LABOR LAWS AND COMMITMENT TO LABOR HARBORING FOR S.E. CUPP. IT’S SIMILAR TO THE THEFT LEVEE PLAN THAT REQUIRES DEALS FOR LABOR STANDARDS IN EVALUATING PROPOSALS. >>OKAY. >>PLEASE, GO AHEAD. >>I CAN TALK TO THIS ONE. I HAVE NOTES FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’SOFFICE. IT’S A PRETTY SELF-EXPLANATORY PROPOSAL. I BELIEVE IT IS REVENUE NEUTRAL. IS THAT CORRECT? >>YES. IT WOULD BE A PROCESS FOR THE CONTRACTING PROCEDUES. IT WOULDN’T BE TAKING MORE MONEY. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER SPACES WHICH EFFECTIVELY REQUIRES LABOR HARMONY PROVISIONS IN OUR CHILDCARE OR S.E. CUPP PROVIDER CONTRACTS. IT MAKES GOOD POLICY SENSE. I THINK IT ALIGNS US WITH HOW WE ADDRESS THESE ISSUES IN A LOT OF OTHER AREAS. I THINK THIS WAS A GOOD CATCH BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AND I AM IN SUPPORT OF THE EFFORT TO PURSUE THIS, SO WE HAVE LOTS OF DETAILS FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S OFFICE THAT I’M HAPPY TO SHARE WITH THE CHAIR AND OTHERS THAT I’M HAPPY TO SHARE IN OTHER CONTEXTS, BUT INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM COMMUNITY WORKFORCE AGREEMENTS TO LABOR HARMONY AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE LANGUAGE AROUND LABOR AND OUR EVALUATION PLAN. WE HAVE INCLUDED LABOR HARMONY LANGUAGE IN OUR 2019 WATERFRONT OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT. AND REALLY, AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THERE IS, IN ADVANCE, AN EXPECTATION AND AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE LAWFUL AND PEACEFUL RESOLUTION, AND DISPUTES INVOLVING UNIONIZATION EFFORTS AT PLACES AND LOCATIONS WHERE WE FUND WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS. I AM SUPPORTIVE OF THIS AND WOULD ENCOURAGE MY COLLEAGUES AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. >>LET’S KEEP GOING. >>THE NEXT ITEM COMES FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND WOULD PROVIDE ONE-TIME FUNDING OF UP TO $250,000 TO SUPPORT THE CREATION OF AN ACCESS RAMP AT CONCORDE INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. >>THANK YOU. I WANT TO DISTRIBUTE SOME MATERIAL SUPPORTING THIS REQUEST. THERE ARE TWO DOCUMENTS. THE CONCORDE ELEMENTARY PTA HAS RAISED OVER $270,000 TO IMPROVE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS AND ADDRESS SAFETY AT THE SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE. CURRENTLY, THERE IS A STEEP, ERODING DIRT PATH LEADING TO THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT, WHICH IS HAZARDOUS FOR SMALL CHILDREN. IT IS PART OF A THREE-PART PROJECT. THE PTA HAS RAISED FUNDS FOR THE OTHER TWO PORTIONS. THE PLAZA ENTRY AND THE PATHWAY. THE RAMP ITSELF IS ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT $354,000 WITH $49,000 RAISED, SO FAR. SOME OTHER GRANT REQUESTS HAVE JUST BEEN SUBMITTED. 86% OF CONCORDE STUDENTS ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR. 50% ARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS. 59% LATINO. 70% OF SOUTH PARK RESIDENTS ARE BELOW THE FEDERAL POVERTY LINE. 73% OF STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE LUNCH. THE DOCUMENTS THAT I DISTRIBUTED, ONE IS THE CAMPAIGN FOR GREENING CONCORDE INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, AND THE SECOND IS A SUPPORT LETTER FROM THE SEATTLE PARKS FOUNDATION. ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE PROJECTS. THE PROPOSAL ITSELF IDENTIFIES A POTENTIAL AMOUNT OF DOLLARS TO PROVIDE TO THIS PROJECT. I AM ALSO INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SEE IF THEY CAN GET SOME FUNDS, AS WELL. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. I WAS GOING TO ASK THAT QUESTION. I AM ALWAYS APPRECIATIVE ANY TIME SOMEBODY IS COMING UP WITH A.D.A. ACCESS ITEMS, SO TAKE YOU TO YOU AND OUR PARKS FOUNDATION. I ALSO HAPPENED TO NOTICE THAT WHEN I WAS UP IN A LAKE CITY AREA SCHOOL IN D5 RECENTLY, THERE IS NO A.D.A. ACCESS INTO THE SCHOOL THAT I COULD SEE AT ALL, AND I WAS SURPRISED BY THAT. I WAS TOLD THEY ARE GOING TO BE REDOING THE SCHOOL FAIRLY SOON, BUT NONETHELESS, I WAS REALLY AMAZED BECAUSE, NOT ONLY COULD YOU NOT GET A WHEELCHAIR UP, YOU COULDN’T GET A STROLLER UP, SO AS YOU ARE TALKING WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, MAYBE, YOU COULD ASK ABOUT JOHN ROGERS SCHOOL. >>I WANT TO EMPHASIZE, ALTHOUGH THIS IS AN A.D.A. COMPLIANT PROJECT, IT IS TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING ENTRANCE FOR EVERYBODY IS BASICALLY A DIRT PATH. >>THANK YOU, AND I KNOW YOU WERE A GOOD ADVOCATE FOR THIS SCHOOL LAST YEAR. THEY ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU KEEPING AN EYE ON THE AREA. GOOD. >>AGAIN, SORT OF IN THE SPIRIT OF BEING CONSISTENT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE I AM FLAGGING REVENUE SOURCE. THIS HAS BEEN PUT INTO THE DEAL BRIDGET PRESENTATION, SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE AS WE ARE MOVING FORWARD, I WILL BE LOOKING CLOSELY AT WHAT THE ASSOCIATED REVENUE SOURCE IS TO SUPPORT SOME OF THESE VERY GOOD IDEAS. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE’RE NOT CUTTING INTO OTHER REVENUE SOURCES THAT WE’VE ALREADY RESTRICTED IN SOME KIND OF WAY. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WOULD BENEFIT FUNDS APPROPRIATE FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS, AND I THINK THE FUNDING THAT YOU ARE RIGHTFULLY BEING PROTECTIVE OF HIS PROGRAMMATIC FUNDING, SO I THINK WE WILL BE OKAY IN THAT AREA. >>YEAH, JUST WANT A CLEAR SENSE OF THAT BECAUSE I KNOW THE LEVY DID INCLUDE SOME DOLLARS AND BRIAN CAN REMIND US OF THIS AS WE’RE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, AND AGAIN, JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE AS WE ARE LOOKING AT CREATIVE WAYS TO SUPPORT REALLY IMPORTANT PRIORITIES WITHIN THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF OUR SCHOOLS, AND AT CONCORDE ELEMENTARY, TO BE FAIR, IT’S ONE OF THE SCHOOLS THAT HOUSE WAS OUR SPP PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, SO WE CERTAINLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL OF THOSE COMING IN AND OUT OF THAT BUILDING. BUT CERTAINLY WANT TO MAKE SURE WE.THE EYES AND CROSS THE T’S, SO WE ARE UTILIZING TAX APPROVED REVENUE SOURCES APPROPRIATELY. >>PLEASE CONTINUE. ITEM 3. >>ITEM NUMBER THREE, COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. TO OPERATE THE FREEDOM SCHOOL PROGRAM AT EMERSON ELEMENTARY AND READER SCHOOL. >>FREEDOM SCHOOL IS A REALLY WONDERFUL PROGRAM. IT PROVIDES SUMMER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY OF COVER COLOR. THIS PROGRAM REALLY BEGAN AT RAINIER BEACH. IT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN CLOSING OPPORTUNITY GAPS FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR, AND ALSO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN ADVOCATE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR PEERS, A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW SUCCESSFUL THE FREEDOM PROGRAMS ARE. THE STUDENTS AT RAINIER BEACH WHO PARTICIPATED WERE THE DRIVING FORCE FOR THE MOVEMENT TO SECURE FREE O.R.C.A. CARDS FOR STUDENTS, SO IT SHOWS THAT IT’S REALLY QUITE EFFECTIVE. THE CITY IS TO FUND THIS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, BUT NOW THAT THE CITY IS CONTRACTING DIRECTLY WITH THE SCHOOLS, THIS HAS FALLEN THROUGH THE CRACKS, SO THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT WOULD RESTORE THAT FUNDING, AND I WOULD REALLY LOVE THE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT ME ON THIS. >>I HAVE QUESTIONS. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. >> SAME QUESTIONS AROUND FUNDING SOURCE, WHETHER IT’S GOING TO COME FROM THE GENERAL FUND, THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX OR OTHER FUNDS. I GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE FREEDOMS AND A LOT, AND IT ACTUALLY IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVES FUNDING OR HAS HISTORICALLY FAMILIES AND EDUCATION LEVY PROGRAM. A HUGE FAN OF THE FREEDOM SCHOOL PROGRAM, IF NONE OF YOU HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN IN THEIR SPACE, AND PARTICIPATED, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. IT’S SUPER FUN, AND REALLY, REALLY UNIQUE, AND CREATIVE, AND INNOVATIVE, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF WHERE THE REVENUES ARE COMING FROM. REALLY QUICKLY, IS THIS DIRECT ALLOCATION, DOES THAT MEAN THAT THE FREEDOM SCHOOL PROGRAM DOESN’T INTEND TO APPLY FOR THE ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY FUNDS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER IN THE SPRING OF 2020? >>I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT. WE CAN LOOK INTO IT. WHAT I CAN REPORT ON IS THAT THE FREEDOM SCHOOL EDUCATORS, AND STUDENTS ARE NOT AN ISOLATED GROUP. THEY ARE IN COORDINATION WITH MANY OTHER COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, AND OTHER ADVOCACY GROUPS THAT ARE AS A WHOLE, I MEAN, AS A COLLECTIVE, ARE GETTING ORGANIZED, AND HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED TO PUSH FOR AN APPROACH IN THE BUDGET FOR THERE IS A SHIFT AWAY FROM INCARCERATION, AND OVER FUNDING OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND INTO NOT ONLY RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMS, BUT ALSO PROGRAMS LIKE THIS. SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH OF COLOR, AND LOW INCOME YOUNG PEOPLE ARE A CRITICAL COMPONENT FOR MAKING SURE THEY DON’T AND UP IN THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE, SO IN OUR VIEW, AND THE VIEW OF THE PEOPLE’S PROJECT MOVEMENT, WHAT WE WOULD WANT TO DO IS REDIRECT FUNDS THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED TO EXPAND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND FOR HIRING, FOR BONUSES, INCENTIVES, AND ALL OF THAT, AND IT IS SORT OF DOING THAT TO FUND PROGRAMS LIKE THIS, THE COMMUNITY PASSAGE PROGRAMS. THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM. >>I THINK THAT ANSWERS THE QUESTION AROUND YOUR INTENT AROUND FINDING A REVENUE SOURCE. I APPRECIATE THAT. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE LOOKING AT OTHER GENERAL FUND DOLLARS AND CUTS FOR REDIRECTION. I JUST WANT TO SORT OF SIGNAL THAT TECHNICALLY, THE FREEDOM SCHOOL PROGRAM WOULD BE ABLE TO APPLY TO THE LEVEE ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY FUND, AND I THINK THEY WOULD ALSO POTENTIALLY QUALIFY UNDER THE SCHOOL-BASED LEVY FUNDING THAT WOULD GO THROUGH RAINIER BEACH, AND EMERSON ELEMENTARY, SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR AS IT RELATES TO THAT. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE SOME POINT OF INFORMATION AROUND WHETHER THIS SORT OF DIRECT FUNDING MEANS THAT THEY ARE NOT INTENDING TO APPLY FOR THOSE BUCKETS OF DOLLARS, WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING THEIR BUDGET, AS WELL. >>RIGHT. WE WILL DEFINITELY LOOK INTO IT, BUT I WOULD ALSO POINT OUT ON MORNINGS WE’VE BEEN DISCUSSING AMENDMENTS OUR INTENT FOR WHAT WE WANT TO DO, NOT FUNDING SOURCES, SO FOR TODAY’S DISCUSSION, I’VE ALREADY SIGNALED THE INTENT OF THE MOVEMENT AND THE ORGANIZERS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THIS, AND WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO. IT’S NOT LIKE WE WANT THOSE TAXPAYER FUNDS TO CONTINUE TO BE DEVOTED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHEN WE DON’T AGREE THAT IT’S WORKING, AND FINDING FUNDING SOURCES FOR THIS, WE WANT TO SHIFT RESOURCES FROM BEING DIRECTED TO THE POLICE, AND TOWARDS THESE PROGRAM, BUT I WOULD SAY OVERALL, SINCE TODAY’S DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN ON COUNCILMEMBER PRIORITIES TO FUND, NOT IDENTIFYING FUNDING SOURCES, I WOULD SAY WE SHOULD HOLD ALL THE PROPOSALS TODAY TO THE SAME STANDARD AND THEN CONTINUED THE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHERE WE WILL BE FINDING THE FORMS. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. I DON’T MEAN TO — I’M NOT TRYING TO DIVERT THE CONVERSATION OR CREATE A DIVERSION. THIS IS JUST THE DEPARTMENT TO ANSWERS TO MY COMMITTEE, SO I AM SUPER PROTECTIVE OF IT, AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE AS WE ARE LOOKING AT HOW TO FUND VERY WORTHY PROGRAMS THAT WE ARE NOT CUTTING INTO OTHER PRIORITIES WE’VE ALREADY APPROVED AS A CITY COUNCIL THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION PLAN, SO I’M JUST TRYING TO RECONCILE IN MY OWN HEAD WHERE THOSE JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECES FIT IN, SO IT’S HELPFUL FOR ME TO HEAR FROM YOU WHAT YOUR INTENT IS AROUND SOME OF THOSE POTENTIAL REVENUE SOURCES, AND THAT HELPS TO FORMULATE MY THINKING AROUND HOW TO HELP YOU, AND THE FREEDOM SCHOOL PROGRAM, IN TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE ARE MEETING THE ULTIMATE NEEDS OF THE FUNDING THAT I THINK IS APPROPRIATE FLAGGED BY YOU. >>CAN I MOVE US ON? >>YEAH. BUT BOTH OF YOU HAVE MADE EXCELLENT POINTS. COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, YOU ARE INTO THE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPATION. WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE THINKING?>>SURE, TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ’S EARS, THIS IS NOT A BUDGET ASK, BUT TRYING TO COMPLEMENT WHAT WE’RE DOING AS A CITY ALREADY. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOW AND MIDDLE- INCOME STUDENTS WHO ARE PURSUING AN EDUCATION IN S.T.E.M. FIELDS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND HEALTHCARE. THE CITY ALLOWED THE STATE TO BUY INTO THE PROGRAM TO QUALIFY STUDENTS FROM SEATTLE. WITH REVENUES TIGHTENING EVERY YEAR, I THINK THE CITY SHOULD BE JUMPING AT OPPORTUNITIES TO LEVERAGE OUR OWN INVESTMENTS WITH STATE DOLLARS. AGAIN, THIS IS MATCHED DOLLARS BY THE STATE. THIS IS AN EXCITING PROGRAM I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING ON IN THE PAST. WE ARE EXPRESSING COUNCIL’S INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING. I WOULD RECOMMEND UPDATING PROGRESS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM. >>SORRY. >>THAT’S ALL RIGHT. >>IT’S MY AREA. I AM PESTERING YOU ALL WITH QUESTIONS. I APOLOGIZE. IS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU ENVISION WORKING UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF SEATTLE PROMISED? >>CORRECT. THE INTEREST IS, I THINK IT CAN COMPLEMENT SEATTLE PROMISED INITIATIVE, SO I THINK IT WOULD BE ABLE FOR US TO LEVERAGE THE RESOURCES WE ARE HAVING. W SOS HAS FOCUSED PARTICULARLY ON HELPING YOUNG GIRLS AND STUDENTS OF COLOR. I THINK THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US AS THE STATE HAS JUST PROVIDED THE UPDATED POLICY FRAMEWORK WITH HB. SORRY. HB 2158. I THINK IT WAS REFERENCED IN THE REMARKS. THAT WOULD BE CLEAR FOR US TO INCORPORATE AS WELL. >>IF I CAN, IT MAKES TO BRING UP A BODY OF WORK WHERE WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO EXPLORE LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES. SEATTLE PROMISED HAS NEED-BASED GRANTS, BUT ALSO IS REFERRED TO EQUITY SCHOLARSHIPS. THEY ARE JUST THE STIPENDS THAT WE ARE GETTING. I CONTINUE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WAY IT IS FRAMED, ABSENT A COMPLETED RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT, WHICH IS UNDERWAY ON THAT MODEL, THAT THERE MIGHT BE AN UNINTENDED DISPROPORTIONATE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCE IN TERMS OF GIVING MORE MONEY TO THOSE WHO HAVE MORE RESOURCES. I THINK THIS MAKES A LOT OF SENSE. I THINK IT COULD HELP TO MITIGATE SOME OF THE CONCERNS I HAVE AROUND DISPROPORTIONATE ACCESS VIA THE SEATTLE PROMISED PROGRAM VERSUS THOSE WHO HAVE LESS RESOURCES. >>ITEM NUMBER FIVE IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ AND WOULD INCREASE ACCESS TO CARE THROUGH S.E. CUPP OR OTHER PROGRAMS. >>THE NEXT THREE ARE YOURS, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THEM INDIVIDUALLY OR IN COMPANION FORM. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, YOU ARE ON. WHY DON’T I TALK ABOUT THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME? WHY DON’T YOU GO THROUGH ALL THREE? >>THANK YOU. NUMBER SIX WOULD BE RELATED TO THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF C CAP. IT WOULD REQUIRE ADDITIONAL EFFORTS TOWARDS THREE AREAS. THE FIRST IS CREATING SUPPLY IN AREAS WHERE CHILDCARE PROVIDER GAPS EXIST. THE SECOND IS ALLOWING PROGRAM PARTICIPATION FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAMS, AND THE THIRD IS ALLOWING ADVANCED PARTICIPATION BY THOSE WHO WORK BUT DO NOT RESIDE IN THE CITY. ITEM NUMBER SEVEN WOULD REQUEST THAT DEAL ACCESS INFANT CHILDCARE THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND EVALUATE THE ROLE THE CITY COULD PLAY IN ACTING AS AN INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE CONNECTING FAMILIES WITH PROVIDERS. >>COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. >>I AM SO EXCITED TO TALK ABOUT THESE THREE ITEMS BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT CHILDCARE AND CREATING ACCESS SPECIFICALLY IN THE ZERO TO THREE SPACE. WE KNOW WE LIVE IN A CHILDCARE DESERT. WE KNOW THAT WHEN YOU DO FIND ACCESS TO INFANT CARE, IT’S INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE. I’VE HEARD REPORTS OF ANYTHING FROM $2000-$2500 A MONTH FOR INFANT CARE IN THE ZERO TO THREE SPACE. I AM A HUGE FAN OF OUR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. HOWEVER, IT HAS BEEN VERY UNDERUTILIZED AS A TUITION SUBSIDY PROGRAM. WHEN WE ASKED FOR INFORMATION THAT REALLY AGGREGATED WHO IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE PROGRAM, WE LEARNED A TOTAL OF 12, THAT’S 12 INFANTS, SIX IN CENTER-BASED CARE AND SIX IN HOME-BASED CARE, ARE ACTUALLY PARTICIPATING IN THE C CAP PROGRAM AS OF TODAY. THAT MEANS APPROXIMATELY 61% OF C CAP PROVIDERS INCLUDE INFANTS IN THEIR AGE SPAN, BUT WE ARE REALLY NOT SERVING THE INFANT POPULATION, SO WHILE C CAP EXPANSION IS A GOOD THING, AND I’M SUPPORTIVE OF THE CONCEPT OF EXPANDING C CAP, I THINK WE NEED TO BE VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT MAKING SURE WE ARE ENCOURAGING THOSE FAMILIES WHO ARE EXPERIENCING THE GREATEST FINANCIAL BURDEN AND ACCESS ISSUES, WHICH IS THE ZERO TO THREE SPACE, PARTICULARLY SINCE THE CITY HAS A THREE AND 4-YEAR- OLD SEATTLE PRESCHOOL SUBSIDIZED MODEL THAT WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH STEEL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ADDRESSING THE INFANT CARE NEEDS, SO I THINK WE CAN DO MUCH BETTER THAN JUST SERVING 12 INFANTS ARE OUR C CAP PROGRAM ACROSS THE CITY, AND TRUST, AND BELIEVE THAT DEAL WILL BE COMMITTED TO WORKING ON INCREASING ACCESS TO INFANT CARE VIA C CAP AND OTHER CITY PROGRAMS. THAT ADDRESSES NUMBER FIVE. NUMBER SIX, C CAP EXPANSION TARGETS. WE ARE STILL LOOKING AT INFORMATION, AND WE ARE NOW GETTING FINANCIAL MODEL INFORMATION TO SEE HOW IT WOULD IMPACT THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES SERVED, BUT IT’S IMPORTANT NOT JUST TO FOCUS ON INCOME ELIGIBILITY, BUT ALSO OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA THAT IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS A BARRIER FOR FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE C CAP PROGRAM. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FOLKS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND CHILDCARE NEEDS COME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. THIS C CAP EXPANSION PROPOSAL IN TERMS OF ELIGIBILITY IS INTENDED TO ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE IN THE AREA WHO ARE SEEKING TRAINING OR HIGHER EDUCATION, TO BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE, AND REALLY RECOGNIZING THAT WE ARE AND EMPLOYMENT HUB CENTER ACROSS THE STATE, AND THAT MANY FOLKS COME HERE TO WORK, AND IT WOULD BE CONVENIENT FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR CHILDCARE PROGRAMS HERE IN THE CITY. EVEN THOUGH THEY DON’T LIVE HERE. LASTLY, MY BIG PIE IN THE SKY IDEA IS HOW DO WE CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY AS A CITY TO TACKLE THE ISSUES AROUND CHILDCARE ACCESS FROM A CITYWIDE PERSPECTIVE? I HAVE DONE A LITTLE BIT. MYOFFICE HAS DONE A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH TO LOOK AT SOME WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN PLACES LIKE OHIO, NORTH CAROLINA, NEW YORK CITY, AROUND REALLY BEING INTENTIONAL, COMING UP WITH A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY TO ADDRESS THE CITYWIDE NEEDS RELATED TO CHILDCARE. THIS WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY LOOK AT SOME OF THESE BEST PRACTICES AND COME UP WITH A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY FOR ADDRESSING THE CHILDCARE NEEDS OF WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS THE CITY THAT AREN’T JUST CHILDCARE OR CHILD CENTER-BASED, BUT COULD BE LOTS OF DIFFERENT CREATIVE MODELS FOR FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS, AND TO BE MEANINGFULLY CONNECTED TO US AS WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF PEOPLE EXPECTING TO FIND THE RIGHT PLACE TO ACCESS CHILDCARE, SO I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT ALL MODELS, AND REALLY HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE WORKPLAN OVER THE NEXT YEAR OR SO FOR FUTURE CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER SUPPORTING. BUT THAT’S GREAT. I KNOW THE MAYOR HAS PUT IN A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF MILLIONS TO EXPAND CHILDCARE ACROSS THE CITY, BUT WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE OPTIONS ARE, WHERE THEY ARE AVAILABLE, AND DO WHAT WE CAN TO EXPAND DAY CARE CENTERS WHERE PEOPLE WORK, SO THEY CAN TAKE THE CHILD IF NOT EXACTLY TO THEIR WORK, AT LEAST CLOSE ENOUGH. THAT ALSO BRINGS ME TO THE POINT THAT COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT, WHICH IS TO HAVE ROOMS WITHIN THE BUILDING, SO IF WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A DEDICATED CHILDCARE CENTER, PARTICULARLY FOR WOMEN BRINGING IN THEIR INFANT, THEY WILL HAVE A PLACE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM IF THEY ARE FUSSY OR NEED FEEDING. JUST THAT THERE’S A WONDERFUL, QUIET SPACE AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS. I THINK WE CAN DO THAT, AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN EVERY BUILDING DOWNTOWN. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE US DO THAT, AND MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR RECOMMENDATION. >>I JUST WARD 2 TRY TO SEE IF THERE’S A WAY I CAN TRY TO GET IN ON ANY OF YOUR PROPOSALS, COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. TO SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE RELATED, MUCH LIKE I DID WITH COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, AND HER EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS AT SHELTERS. I ALSO INCLUDE DIAPERS. THIS AN ORGANIZATION WHO IS VERY INTERESTED IN PROVIDING DIAPERS FOR ALL CITIES PARTICIPATING IN THE SEATTLE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. THEY ARE LOOKING AT TRYING TO HELP ANY FAMILY WHO SELF- REPORTS TAPER NEED SCHOOL READINESS STARTS WITH A DIAPER CHANGE. I AM HOPING WE CAN FUND THE DIAPER PROVISION AND SHELTER PROGRAMS THIS YEAR. AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO THIS, I WOULD BE HAPPY IF THERE’S A WAY TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ANALYSIS THAT YOUR EVALUATION OF OUR PROGRAM, AN EVALUATION OF WHETHER OR NOT THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT. >>ABSOLUTELY, PARTICULARLY TALKING ABOUT THAT ZERO TO THREE SPACE. I KNOW YOU ARE TALKING IN THE CONTEXT OF OUR PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS, BUT CERTAINLY IN THE ZERO TO THREE AGE, THERE IS BOUND TO BE AN IDENTIFIED NEED FOR DIAPERS, AND I THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO STAY SQUARELY FOCUSED ON HOW WE ARE PROVIDING ACCESS TO CHILDCARE, BUT I THINK YOUR LAYERING ON TOP OF THAT, OF ONCE WE ARE ABLE TO GET FAMILIES SUCCESSFULLY CONNECTED TO CHILDCARE RESOURCES. HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE THE MOST MEANINGFUL SUSTAINABLE ACCESS TO THOSE CHILDCARE SERVICES? IT’S CERTAINLY THE LACK OF DIAPERS THAT CAN BE THE BARRIER.>>MY STAFF WILL WORK WITH YOUR STAFF. THANK YOU. >>IF I MAY TAKE A 32nd ADVERTISEMENT HERE. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, I REALLY WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEEP DIVE, BUT ALSO TO YOU, BREANNA, AND CODY IN YOUR OFFICE. YOU HAVE ALL DONE TERRIFIC WORK FROM WHICH WE ARE ALL BENEFITING. I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM, TOO. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, AT THIS POINT? OTHERWISE, WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS. THOSE OF YOU SIGNING UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WE HAVE TWO MORE DEPARTMENTS. WE HAVE THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS NEXT AND THEN THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. YOLANDA, IF YOU ARE LISTENING, úYOU WILL BE UP AND THERE ARE ONLY FIVE BUDGET ACTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBERS, SO I SUSPECT BY A LITTLE AFTER 4:00, WE SHOULD BE READY TO GO. >>AS YOU MENTIONED, WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS BUDGET. I WILL DO A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE BUDGET IN THIS YEAR’S PROPOSED FUNDS, THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IS ABOUT $6.6 MILLION. IT IS AN INCREASE OF ALMOST 10% OVER THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET, PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF A $330,000 INCREASE FROM THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT. THE OTHER PART OF THE INCREASE IS THE COST OF TWO FTEs. 14 COMMISSION SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND THE LGBTQ COMMISSION, AND ONE FTE TO INCREASE THE RACIAL SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE THE INCREASED NEEDS THAT HAVE COME WITH THE ANTIDISCRIMINATION AND ANTI- HARASSMENT RECOMMENDATIONS. I HAVEN’T IDENTIFIED ANY CURRENT ISSUES FOR OCA. I DIDN’T PROVIDE A SUMMARY, BUT SOME OF WHAT THEIR WORK DOES IS CRIMINAL JUSTICE RELATED, AND ANY ISSUES TANGENTIAL TO THAT WE WILL BE DISCUSSING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PAPER ON MONDAY. IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS, I CAN MOVE INTO THE BUDGET ACTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. THE FIRST IS TO MAKE PERMANENT, TWO TEMPORARY PART-TIME POSITIONS. THIS IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. THE TWO POSITIONS ARE NOTED AT A COST OF ALMOST $124,000 FOR TWO CIVIL RIGHTS ANALYST POSITIONS. IT’S ACTUALLY A DISPUTE RESOLUTION MEDIATOR, AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, SO THAT COST IS CLOSER TO $143,000. >>THANK YOU. PLEASE, PROCEED. THIS PROPOSAL APPROPRIATES FUNDING TO MAKE TWO TEMPORARY PART-TIME CIVIL RIGHTS ANALYST PERMANENT IN ORDER TO DECREASE BACKLOGS BY ALLOWING THE CAPACITY FOR OSR TO ENGAGE ABOUT NEW CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS THAT HAVE PASSED SINCE 2015. THESE POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY TEMPORARILY FUNDED THROUGH THE 2019 SECOND-QUARTER SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET. AS I THINK I MIGHT HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, THERE IS A BACKLOG OF 61 CASES. IT IS ANTICIPATING INCREASED COMPLAINTS. THEY’VE IMPLEMENTED SOME ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO RESPOND TO THE BACKLOG, INCLUDING TERMINATION OF AN HUD CONTRACT THAT REQUIRED THE CITY TO DE-PRIORITIZE CASES FILED WITH THE CITY AND IMPOSED A NEW PERFORMANCE PLAN INVOLVING CASES WITH HIGH ADMINISTRATIVE IMPACT. WE HAVE PASSED A COUPLE OF NEW LAWS. BOTH THE MESSED UP WORKER AND CLOSED CAPTIONING ORDINANCE, THEY INCREASE 10% IN COMPLAINTS. CURRENTLY, THE INVESTIGATORS ARE THE STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE TASKED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF DOING EDUCATION AND OUTREACH. OSR DOESN’T HAVE ANY ONGOING OUTREACH AND EDUCATION STAFF, UNLIKE THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, AND ALTHOUGH WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MAKING PERMANENT TWO EXISTING HALFTIME POSITIONS, MY PREFERENCE, PARTICULARLY AS IT RELATES TO THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH POSITION IS TO MAKE THAT A FULL-TIME POSITION. >>GOOD. THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER , I THINK YOU ARE ADVOCATING FOR $25,000 TO SUPPORT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CELEBRATIONS. >>YES. THIS WILL APPROPRIATE $25,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND IN 2022 THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS. IT’S FOR SEATTLE’S ANNUAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CELEBRATION, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE ALTHOUGH NOT NECESSARILY LIMIT IT TO THE MORNING MARCH, THE DAYTIME CITY HALL CELEBRATION, AND THE EVENING CELEBRATION AT THE DAYBREAK STAR CENTER. THE CITY OF SEATTLE HAS FUNDED THESE ACTIVITIES EVERY YEAR OUT OF THE BUDGETS OF DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING OCR. HOWEVER, OUR ORGANIZERS AND CITY STAFF CAN TELL YOU PERSONALLY, RESOURCES FROM MY OFFICE, AND THE STAFF AT THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS WHO ARE TIRELESS ABOUT THIS, THEY HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY YEAR. THEY SPEND UNNECESSARY HOURS EACH YEAR SECURING THE FUNDING, WHEN WE KNOW THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DESIRABLE EVENT, AND THAT THERE IS A MANDATE FROM THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMUNITY, SO THIS INDICATES FUNDING TO AVOID THE ANNUAL OVERHEAD, AND I AM HAPPY TO ALSO SHARE THAT COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ SAID SHE WOULDN’T BE HERE FOR A MOMENT, BUT SHE IS SUPPORTING THIS. >>THANK YOU. THE NEXT THREE ITEMS ARE SIMILAR IN TONE. THESE COME FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERRELL. $16,000 FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. UNITY DAY. $16,000 FOR PRIDE PARADE, AND $16,000 FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATIONS. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE, STEADY SOURCE OF FUNDING. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THAT? >>MY UNDERSTANDING IS THIS WOULD BE GENERAL FUNDS THAT WOULD GET ADDED TO OCR’S BUDGET ON AN ONGOING BASIS. >>ANY COMMENTS? OKAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT ONE OF THE DAY. YOLANDA, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. WE ONLY HAVE EIGHT BUDGET ACTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBERS. >>BEFORE WE MOVE ON AND BEFORE ASHA LEAVES, SORRY. I JUST WANTED TO ASK. THE CONVERSATIONS MY OFFICE HAS BEEN HAVING WITH YOU AS IT RELATES TO CREATING SOME LONG- TERM SUSTAINABILITY FOR FUNDING, WE DIDN’T IDENTIFY THAT AS AN ISSUE I.D., OR A PROPOSAL IN THIS ROUND. IS THAT BECAUSE WE ARE WAITING FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? >>YES. WE ARE WAITING FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO SEE HOW WE CAN POTENTIALLY USE THOSE FUNDS OR FIND POTENTIAL FUNDS TO CREATE AN ONGOING SUSTAINED SOURCE THAT ISN’T SO DEPENDENT ON GENERAL FUND UP AND DOWN, SO WE WILL BE DEVELOPING THAT IN THE NEXT ROUND OF SESSIONS. >>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. YOLANDA. >>TO CLOSE OUT THE DAY, WE WILL BE DISCUSSING THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND THIS OFFICE, ALSO KNOWN AS OED WORKS TO FOSTER AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY THAT GROWS FAMILY WAGE JOBS AND INCREASES WEALTH AMONG UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES. IT HAS FOUR MAIN PROGRAM AREAS SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS, BUILDING HEALTHY AND VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICTS, DEVELOPING THE TOWN OF YOUTH AND ADULT, AND PARTNERING WITH KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS. WE WILL GO OVER THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PROPOSED 2020 AND ENDORSE 2020 BUDGET, HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF ISSUES, AND DISCUSS COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSALS AS WE’VE BEEN DOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THIS IS THE BUDGET SUMMARY FOR OED. TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS OF GENERAL FUND ARE $11.2 MILLION, WHICH REPRESENTS ABOUT A 10% INCREASE OVER THE ENDORSED 2020 BUDGET, SO ABOUT $1 MILLION. MOST OF THIS INCREASE IS ATTRIBUTED TO SALARY AND OTHER BUDGET INCREASES. THE ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE, AND HIGHER INTERNAL SERVICES COSTS, AND SOME POSITION RECLASSIFICATIONS. THE PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET ADS 300,000 IN GENERAL FUND SUPPORT FOR THE ONLY IN SEATTLE INITIATIVE, WHICH PROVIDES GRANTS AND STAFF REPORTS TO NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICTS. THIS AD IS IN RESPONSE TO THE FINDINGS OF A 2018 AUDIT BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ALSO KNOWN AS HUD, REGARDING THE USE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING, WHICH PROVIDED OVER HALF OF SEATTLE’S BUDGET IN THE 2019 BUDGET. HUD ALLOWS THE USE OF COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT FUNDING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES, BUT ONLY FOR DIRECT TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO INDIVIDUAL BUSINESSES AS OPPOSED TO ONLY IN SEATTLE’S MORE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO ADDRESSING BROADER ISSUES THAT BUSINESS DISTRICTS ARE INTERESTED IN, SO THE ADDITION OF THESE GENERAL FUND DOLLARS WILL ALLOW ONLY IN SEATTLE TO CONTINUE TO FUND DISTRICT PRIORITIES SUCH AS BEAUTIFICATION, INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS, SO THE 300,000 OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS WILL BE SHIFTED TO THE OFFICE’S NEW BUSINESS STABILIZATION IMPROVEMENT FUNDS THAT WILL DIRECTLY SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL BUSINESSES PRIORITIZING THOSE LOCATED IN AREAS WITH HIGH RISKS OF DISPLACEMENT. ADDITIONALLY, THE PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET ADS $185,000 IN GENERAL FUND FOR THE TRANSGENDER ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM. COMPLYING WITH THE COUNCIL TO ADOPT THE 2019 AND ENDORSED 2020 BUDGET. MOVING ON TO ISSUE IDENTIFICATION. ONE OF THE TASKS THAT OED UNDERTOOK THIS YEAR UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE MAYOR WAS TO COLLABORATE WITH THE OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE TO DETERMINE WHAT THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE OF FILM MUSIC, WHICH IS HOUSED IN OED TO WHAT END SHOULD THOSE RESOURCES BE USED, AND WHETHER THERE SHOULD STILL BE AN OFFICE OF FILM OR MUSIC, OR WHETHER IT SHOULD BE INCORPORATED INTO ARTS AND CULTURE, OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. CONCURRENTLY, WITH DIRECTOR LEE’S LEADERSHIP, HE HAS PROPOSED THAT OED SHOULD BEGIN IMPLEMENTING AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY AGENDA, WHICH WILL CENTER RACIAL EQUITY WITHIN ALL OF THE DEPARTMENT’S CORE FUNCTIONS. GIVEN THAT CONTEXT, IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET, THE OFFICE IS PROPOSING TO — SO, CURRENTLY THERE ARE EIGHT TOTAL POSITIONS THAT ARE ASSIGNED TO THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC, SO I’M GOING TO BE DISCUSSING WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THOSE POSITIONS. THEY ARE PROPOSING TO CONVERT WHAT IS CURRENTLY THE VACANT OFFICE OF FILM, THE MUSIC DIRECTOR POSITION TO SERVE AS THE CREATIVE CLUSTER. THAT’S A BROADER VISION DIRECTOR LEE SPOKE ABOUT LAST WEEK. WHEN HE WAS PRESENTING TO COUNCIL. THEY ARE ALSO PROPOSING TO ADD A NEW INDUSTRY POLICY ADVISOR TO SUPPORT POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ALONG WITH $164,000 OF GENERAL FUND TO SUPPORT THIS POSITION. THEY WILL TRANSFER THE BUSINESS ADVOCATE TO ARTS, TO THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE, TO BE SHARED WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. ALONG WITH $50,000 IN ANNUAL SUPPORT FOR THE SEATTLE MUSIC COMMISSION. BOTH OF THESE ARE SUPPORTED BY THE REVENUES OF THE ADMISSIONS TAX. >>BEFORE YOU GO ON, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? >>NOT AT THIS POINT. >>ADDITIONALLY, THERE IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST HOUSED IN OFFICE OF FILM MUSIC, PROPOSED TO BE CLASSIFIED AS A COMMUNITY DEVELOPING SPECIALIST TO SUPPORT DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS FOR THE ENTIRE OFFICE, AND FOR ALL OF OED’S, AND NOT JUST FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY, úOR THE FORMERLY OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC. THAT WILL REQUIRE A $7000 INCREASE IN GENERAL FUND SUPPORT. THE OTHER EXISTING FIVE FTE POSITIONS IN THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC REMAIN UNCHANGED. THE INTENT IS TO ENSURE BECAUSE THESE PROVIDE PERMITTING SUPPORT FOR FILLING AND SPECIAL EVENTS, AND OTHER CORE FUNCTIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF FILM MUSIC. THEY ARE NOT PROPOSING TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THOSE POSITIONS. JUST GIVEN THAT THIS IS A NEW INITIATIVE, COUNCILMEMBERS MAY WANT TO CONSIDER OR MAY WANT TO ALLOW FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE VACANT OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC DIRECTOR POSITION TO THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY CLUSTER DIRECTOR AS PROPOSED, BUT POSSIBLY WAIT TO AND THE CREATIVE POLICY ADVISOR AND TELL THE OFFICE HASN’T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO FILL THE DIRECTOR POSITION, AND CAN THEN DEMONSTRATE A CLEAR NEED FOR THIS POSITION, SO THAT’S ON PAGE 2 OF THE MEMO, WHERE THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS THERE. OBVIOUSLY, ONE OF THEM OBVIOUSLY IS TO LEAVE IT AS PROPOSED, BUT THE COUNCILMEMBER MAY WANT TO ADD POSITION AUTHORITY, AND CUT THE FUNDING FOR THE POSITION UNTIL THE OFFICE CAN COME BACK AND DISCUSS EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAD. THEY HAD SOME PROPOSALS, BUT WITH THE NEW DIRECTOR MAY HAVE A CLEAR IDEA, FOR BOTH THE POSITION AND THE FUNDING IF THEY SO CHOOSE. >>YOLANDA, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION. I AM DELIGHTED THAT WE HAVE BOBBY LEE ON BOARD. HE HAS DONE SUCH AN INSPIRED JOB. WORKING WITH OUR OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE, THAT SEEMS LIKE A NATURAL CONNECTION. WITH THE FILM INDUSTRY, THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IS ABYSMAL IN TERMS OF COMPARING TO VANCOUVER, OR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA WITH THE AMOUNT OF SUBSIDIES THAT WE PROVIDE THE INCOMING FILM. DO YOU KNOW WHETHER WE HAVE CONTINUED TO LOOK AT THAT? WHATEVER OUR STRATEGIC ADVISOR WOULD DO? WOULD THAT BE PART OF HIS OR HER ROLE TO SEE WHETHER WE CAN GET THE LEGISLATURE MOVING BACK IN THAT DIRECTION? COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, MAYBE, YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD? >>THAT DOVETAILS NICELY INTO THE OPTION I WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER. RATHER THAN CUTTING THIS POSITION, I WOULD REALLY LIKE THE COUNCIL TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE SOME DEFINITION FOR WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE FOR THIS POSITION. AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE, AND THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC UNDER OED DID A LONG PROCESS OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AROUND THIS PROPOSED RESTRUCTURE. ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC, UNLIKE THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE, ONE OF THE PRIMARY PURCHASES THEY SERVE FOR THE ARTS COMMUNITY IS A ROLE THAT IS REALLY RELATED TO THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THESE PARTICULAR SECTORS, SO REALLY SERVING AS HELPING FILM AND MUSIC WORKERS TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DOING THEIR WORK. ONE OF THE LARGEST PIECES OF THIS OCCURS UNDER THE SPECIAL EVENTS OFFICE AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO PERMITTING SPECIAL EVENTS. FILM SHOOTS ARE CONSIDERED SPECIAL EVENTS. ONE OF THE THINGS THE FILM INDUSTRY NEEDS IS SOMEBODY WHO’S DEDICATED TO THE PERMITTING PROCESS FOR FILM SHOOTS. THIS POSITION CAN SERVE THAT FUNCTION. SO, I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO ADD A LITTLE MORE SPECIFICITY ABOUT WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE FOR THIS POSITION. IN A WAY THAT ALIGNS FOR FOLKS A LITTLE LATER. >>VERY GOOD. >>OKAY. THE NEXT ISSUE WAS THIS BUSINESS RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CONSULTANT SERVICES. LAST YEAR, DURING THE BUDGET, GREEN SHEET 22 FOR WAS ADOPTED, WHICH CUT $1000 FROM GENERAL FUND FROM OED’S TO 2019 AND 2020 ENDORSED BUDGETS, PROPOSED TO SUPPORT GREATER SEATTLE PARTNERS, A PUBLIC-PRIVATE CORPORATION. THE EXECUTIVE STILL FULLY FROM THE THIS CONTRACT IN THE 2019- 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ADDING $100,000 GENERAL FUND INTO OED’S BASELINE. THE OPTIONS WOULD BE TO CUT THIS FUNDING, CUT PART OF THIS FUNDING, AND TO TAKE NO ACTION. >>SEEING NO QUESTION, LET’S MOVE ON TO THE BUDGET ACTIONS. WE’VE GOT THE FIRST THREE, ALL COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S. DOES ANYBODY HAVE SPEAKING POINTS? >>I HAVE NUMBER ONE. >>OKAY. COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO IS TO SUPPORT HIGH ROAD APPRENTICESHIPS. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THAT? SURE. I WILL SPEAK ON BEHALF OF COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. OUR LOCAL WORKFORCE COUNCIL DOES INCREDIBLE WORK PARTNERING WITH BUSINESSES TO MAKE SURE YOUTH AND ADULTS HAVE ACCESS TO JOBS, AND HAVE THE TOOLS NECESSARY FOR THE WORKFORCE. THIS WOULD FOCUS ON HIGH ROAD EMPLOYMENT. THIS PERSON WANTED SURE THAT WE WORK WITH TEHRAN EMPLOYEES TO PLACE PEOPLE IN LIVING WAGE JOBS, SO PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE CITY CAN AFFORD TO LIVE IN THE CITY. RECENT CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE GREEN NEW JAIL ARE EXAMPLES OF WORKERS LEAVING SKILLED JOBS. WE MUST ENSURE THAT WE ARE NOT STOPPING LIVING WAGE UNION JOBS WITH BENEFITS FOR MINIMUM WAGE JOBS. A HIGH ROAD APPRENTICESHIP WOULD ENSURE WE HIRE SKILLED WORKERS, AND DON’T SACRIFICE WORKERS, AND UNITS IN BROADER CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CHANGING WORKPLACES IN THE ENVIRONMENT. >>GREAT. ANY QUESTIONS? ITEM NUMBER TWO. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ? PLEASE, PROCEED. >>SURE. I HAVE NOTES FROM COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. THIS IS HER PARTICULAR ITEM. I BELIEVE THIS IS A SLY. CITY POLICIES AND PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM, AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE, ETC. ETC., ENCOURAGES THE CO- LOCATION OF HOUSING AND OTHER COMMUNITY ASSETS INCLUDING LOCALLY SERVING SMALL BUSINESSES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, PARTICULARLY FOR NEIGHBORHOODS AT HIGH RISK OF DISPLACEMENT. SIMILAR TO RESIDENTS IN RABEN COMMUNITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AT SEATTLE SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE AREA ARE FACING DISPLACEMENT PRESSURES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS SUCH AS CHILDCARE PROVIDERS OFTEN STRUGGLE TO FIND THE SPACE TO OPERATE. THE LOCATION OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD SERVING ASSETS WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS A KEY EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY STABILIZATION STRATEGY, AND HOPES TO ROOT BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS ALIKE. DEVELOPERS WANT TO SERVE LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THEIR NEW PROJECTS, BUT THEY MAY LACK THE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OR RELATIONSHIPS NECESSARY TO IDENTIFY PROSPECTIVE TENANTS, OR THE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE TO PURSUE THIS TYPE OF PARTNERSHIP. THIS STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT WOULD REQUEST THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATE WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING, THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS, AND THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO PLAN RESOURCES THAT WOULD CONNECT OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS WITH SMALL BUSINESSES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS SEEKING COMMERCIAL TENANCIES. THE RESOURCES COULD INCLUDE, FOR EXAMPLE, A DATABASE OF SMALL BUSINESSES SEEKING COMMERCIAL SPACE, OR AT AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT, OR WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISPLACED IN AN INVENTORY OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL SPACES, AND COMMERCIAL SPACE UNDERDEVELOPMENT. INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE, SUCH AS THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, SEATTLE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION ON PERMITTING LEASING, LICENSING AND OTHER POLITICAL PROCESSES RULES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS. IT WOULD ALSO REQUIRE THAT THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS PROVIDE THESE RESOURCES TO ALL DEVELOPERS PURSUING MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL PRODUCTS BOTH AFFORDABLE AND MARKET RATE AT PRE-APPLICATION MEETINGS. IN ESSENCE, THE INTENT OF THIS LEGISLATION IS TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION AND RESOURCES TO HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO FACILITATE THE CO-LOCATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES AS WE WORK TO ADVANCE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT AND FIGHT DISPLACEMENT FOR POLICIES THAT ENCOURAGE THE CO-LOCATION OF THE HOUSING, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND SERVICES. I AM REALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PARTICULAR REQUEST. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE IN OUR POLICIES, WE HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THE NEED TO DO, LOCATION AND BE REALLY INTENTIONAL WITH THOSE INVESTMENTS, BUT I THINK IT’S FOOLHARDY TO BELIEVE IT’S JUST GOING TO HAPPEN ON ITS OWN, SO I THINK THIS IS A REAL GOOD WAY TO IMPLEMENT, AND REALLY CREATE A STRUCTURE TO OPERATE THAT INTENT THAT WE HAVE EXPRESSED IN MANY OF THE POLICIES THAT WE HAVE PASSED IN THIS AREA. THEY COULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE CITY. >>OKAY. THE NEXT ONE IS ADDING $50,000 OF GENERAL FUND MONEY TO IDENTIFY STRATEGIES TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH PERMITTING PROCESSES. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU. AGAIN, THIS PROPOSAL IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. AT APPROPRIATE $50,000 TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES ARE A CITY PERMITTING PROCESS WITH $25,000 TO GO TO SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION & INSPECTIONS, AND $25,000 TO GO TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO EXPLORE PERMITTING STRATEGIES AND EFFICIENCIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, PARTICULARLY THOSE OWNED AND OPERATED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND IMMIGRANT BUSINESSES. OED WOULD SPECIFICALLY WORK TO TRANSLATE AND DEVELOP MATERIALS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES, AND NAVIGATE THE PERMITTING PROCESS, AND TRAIN COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE PERMIT CODES FOR THEIR BUSINESSES. THIS IS A GREAT PROPOSAL. IT REINFORCES OED’S EFFORTS, AND MY INTEREST IN HELPING TO SUSTAIN AND PRESERVE LEGACY BUSINESSES. IT ALSO ALIGNS WITH THE WORK THAT THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED IN ONE OF HER EXECUTIVE ORDERS COMING SOON AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL THAT HAS A CITYWIDE ADVISORY TEAM OF FOLKS REPRESENTING MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS THAT WORK TO HELP BUSINESS OWNERS, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, NAVIGATE CITY SYSTEMS, OFTEN PERMITTING SYSTEMS, AND THE FACT THAT THIS TECHNICAL SUPPORT WILL HELP SMALL BUSINESSES EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES THROUGH BRICK AND MORTAR INVESTMENTS, IT’S ONE OF THE TOP STRATEGIES OF OED THAT I BELIEVE HAS A LOT OF MERIT AND WILL PRODUCE A LOT OF RESULTS. THE TOOL WILL FURTHER ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE ENGLISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE HAVE ASSISTANCE ENSURING THAT THIS TACTIC IS ACCESSIBLE TO THEM, AS WELL. AS WE KNOW, BUSINESSES THAT HAVE A LOT GOING ON FOR THEM CAN BE EXCLUDED BECAUSE OF LANGUAGE BARRIERS IN TAKING THAT NEXT STEP TO EXPANSION. >>OKAY. THANK YOU. THE NEXT ONE, COUNCILMEMBER ADDING $50,000 TO SURVEY BUSINESSES IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT. >>YES, THE CENTRAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS QUITE UNIQUE, ACTUALLY BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS, TRULY SMALL BUSINESSES, MICRO BUSINESSES. BUSINESSES THAT ARE STRUGGLING, AND SORT OF CHRONICALLY STRUGGLING. A LOT OF SELF-EMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS. MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO CONDUCT A SURVEY OF THEIR TRULY SMALL BUSINESSES, AND SELF-EMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS, SMALL BUSINESSES, IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT THAT ARE UNDER INTENSE PRESSURES OF DISPLACEMENT, AND GENTRIFICATION. WE JUST SAW WHAT HAPPENED TO — CUISINE ON THE ESLER. MY OFFICE COHOSTED A PROGRESSIVE SMALL BUSINESS LUNCH THIS PAST SATURDAY WITH THE CENTRAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. WE HAD BUSINESS OWNERS COME TO úTHE MEETING FROM COLUMBIA CITY AND THE RAINIER VALLEY. THEY ACTUALLY WOULD LIKE A SIMILAR SURVEY IN THE SOUTH END OF SEATTLE, AS WELL, SO IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S SOMETHING THAT SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. >>THANK YOU. THE NEXT ONE IS PRESIDENT HERRELL. $2000 TO SUPPORT REDEVELOPMENT OF THE SEATTLE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE. I THINK WE PUT MONEY IN THIS LAST YEAR, AND IT WAS A PROJECT THAT OUR FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WAS REALLY SUPPORTING. MAYBE, YOU CAN TELL US IF YOU KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY WENT LAST YEAR, AND WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO THIS YEAR. >>I CAN ADD MORE DETAIL ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL. AS YOU NOTED LAST YEAR, THE COUNCIL APPROPRIATED $100,000 TO THE INITIAL SETUP OF THE CENTRAL DISTRICT COMMUNITY PRESERVATION DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, WHICH WAS THEN ESTABLISHED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE AND SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR EARLIER THIS YEAR, SO THAT IS NOW AN ENTITY IN EXISTENCE, AND SO, THE INTENT OF THE C PDA, THAT’S WHAT THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IS KNOWN AS, IS FOR IT TO GENERATE REVENUE WITH HAVING THE SEATTLE BUILDING — THE BUILDING THAT THE SEATTLE INSTITUTE CURRENTLY OCCUPIES WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM SEATTLE COLLEGES TO THE CENTRAL DISTRICT COMMUNITY PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, AND THAT’S HOW IT WILL GENERATE REVENUE, SO THAT AMOUNT, I BELIEVE, IS TO SUPPORT SOME OF THE PREDEVELOPMENT COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH — BECAUSE THE BUILDING HAS FALLEN INTO DISREPAIR. SO, THE EFFORT IS TO FIND THE MONEY TO IMPROVE IT, AND POTENTIALLY REUSE IT FOR A LOT OF COMMUNITY-BASED USES, INCLUDING HOUSING, POTENTIALLY. >>GREAT. PERHAPS, YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO ITEM 6. >>I WOULD LIKE TO. YOLANDA, IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE BASICS, I WILL JUMP IN. >>THIS PROPOSAL WOULD ADD $150,000 IN GENERAL FUNDS TO STUDY DEPLOYMENT OF FOSSIL FUELS AND STRATEGIES FOR TRANSITIONS FOR WORKERS. >>COLLEAGUES, IT’S GREAT TO PASS THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION BACK IN AUGUST. THAT COMMITTED THE CITY TO BECOMING CARBON POLLUTION FREE BY 2030, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE ABOUT A DECADE TO ELIMINATE FOSSIL FUEL USE IN SEATTLE. I HAVE LEGISLATION IN MY COMMITTEE. ABOUT BANNING NEW HOOKUPS FOR NATURAL GAS. WE’RE FIGURING OUT WHAT THE PATH MIGHT BE FOR THAT, BUT THAT IS A MINUSCULE PIECE OF THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE I WE ARE GOING TO EFFECTIVELY GET OFF FOSSIL FUELS. THE IMPACT OF GETTING OFF FOSSIL FUELS WILL BE SIGNIFICANT. PART OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL COMMITMENT THAT WE MADE AS A CITY MADE WITH THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT AND NOW INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT IS THAT HOW WE TRANSITION FOLKS JUSTLY IS REALLY IMPORTANT. WHAT I MEAN ABOUT THAT IS BEING REALLY CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT THE JOBS THAT WILL BE CREATED AND THE JOBS LOST, AND UNDERSTAND WHO WILL BE IMPACTED, AND HOW THEY WILL BE IMPACTED. HAVING VERY INFORMED POLICY DECISIONS. WE CAN’T GET CHANGE WITHOUT CHANGING A LOT OF THINGS, BUT WE CAN DO THE CHANGE IN A WAY THAT GENERALLY KEEPS PEOPLE WHOLE, OR WE CAN DO THE CHANGE IN A WAY THAT LEAVES A LOT OF DAMAGE IN ITS WAKE. THE INTENT BEHIND THIS IS TO CONTRACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS EXPERTISE IN THE LABOR MARKET TO LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF A TRANSITION OFF OF FOSSIL FUELS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, AND UNDERSTAND WHICH TYPES OF JOBS WILL BE CREATED BECAUSE OF THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES AS WE SWITCH TO ALL ELECTRIC BUILDINGS AND TRANSPORTATION SECTORS. AND WHAT JOBS WILL BE LOST AS WE MAKE THAT TRANSITION. I THINK THAT WILL HELP FUTURE BOARDS BE AWARE OF THAT TRANSITION IN THE NEXT DECADE. MY STAFF HAS REACHED OUT TO A NUMBER OF FIRMS THAT DO THIS TYPE OF WORK, WHICH IS HOW WE GOT THE $150,000 ESTIMATE. WE THINK THAT’S A GOOD START TO GET US A GOOD PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT WILL BE REALLY HELPFUL FOR A COUNCIL IN 2020 THAT WANTS TO CONTINUE WORKING ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL. >>THANK YOU FOR REACHING OUT TO OUR LABOR UNIONS. MAKE SURE WE NO WE ARE DOING BOTH, MOVING TOWARDS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND AT THE SAME TIME, MAKING SURE THE JOBS ARE STILL HERE FOR THOSE THAT MAY BE DISPLACED. CAN YOU TALK TO ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL? AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING, AND WHETHER THEY CAN BE PARTNERS WITH US? >>I DON’T HAVE A GOOD ANSWER FOR THAT, BUT I CAN CERTAINLY REACH OUT TO FOLKS. I CAN SEE WHAT INFORMATION THEY HAVE, AND WHAT EXPERTISE THEY HAVE ON THAT. THEY OBVIOUSLY DO A LOT OF A NELSON ON JOBS GROWTH. AND ALSO HOUSING GROWTH. I AM NOT AWARE THAT THEY DROVE DOWN TO SPECIFIC LEVELS ABOUT THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY, BUT THEY MAY. WHY DON’T I REACH OUT TO THEM AND SEE IF THAT CAN HELP FORM THIS, OR MAYBE IF WE ARE EVEN LUCKY, THEY HAVE THE ANSWER FOR US, AND WE DON’T NEED TO GO FORWARD. >>I WOULD SUGGEST WE REACH OUT TO DAVE AND SOME OF HIS PARTNERS. I KNOW HE’S DONE A LOT OF WORK, SURPRISINGLY ON GEOTHERMAL, AND OTHER ALTERNATIVES, SO IT WOULD BE GREAT GET THEIR INPUT. >>I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. WE HAVEN’T TAKEN ENOUGH STEPS FORWARD ABOUT PUTTING SOME MEAT ON THE BONES OF WHAT THAT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN ORDER TO GIVE THE CONFIDENCE TO OUR FOLKS THAT ARE WORKING IN THESE INDUSTRIES THAT WE ARE TRYING TO TRANSITION OFF OF. WE NEED THEM TO BE BY OUR SIDE FOR THESE STRATEGIES. I THINK PUTTING SO DELUZ IN THIS. IF THE INFORMATION EXISTS ABOUT WHAT THE EMPLOYMENT, WITH THE NUMBER OF JOBS ARE THAT ARE DEPENDENT ON FOSSIL FUELS, AND WHAT KIND OF RETRAINING IS NECESSARY TO MOVE PEOPLE OUT OF THOSE JOBS AND INTO OTHER JOBS, EVEN IF THAT INFORMATION ALREADY EXISTS SOMEWHERE. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO SPEND SOME DOLLARS, TO MOVE US FORWARD. IN ACTUALLY DEVELOPING A JUST TRANSITION STRATEGY. IF WE’VE GOT THE DATA, THAT’S GREAT. I DON’T THINK IT’S A GOOD REASON TO NOT SPEND THIS MONEY, IS WHAT I’M SAYING. WE SHOULD FIGURE OUT SPENDING IT ON THE NEXT STEP. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, YOU ARE ON A ROLL. DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE FILM INDUSTRY? >>YEP. THE NEW POSITION I MENTIONED EARLIER IS SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON THE SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITTING PROCESS. IT WILL BE SEPARATE FROM ALL OF THE OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITS THAT THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DOES, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER TASKS THAT GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE ISSUANCE AND NEGOTIATION OF THAT INITIAL PERMIT THAT I REALLY CRITICAL TO THE ABILITY OF THE FILM INDUSTRY TO OPERATE HERE IN SEATTLE, SO I AM WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS WHO DO THIS WORK IN DEVELOPING THIS PROPOSAL FURTHER, AND HOPING TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION FOR FORM B. >>VERY GOOD. THAT BRINGS US TO THE END OF OUR COUNCILMEMBER PROPOSALS FOR OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR THE OTHER FOUR OFFICES THAT WE HAVE HEARD OR THE OTHER THREE OFFICES WE’VE HEARD FOR A TOTAL OF FOUR. YOLANDA, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO CENTRAL COUNCIL STAFF. THANK YOU FOR BEING AT THE TABLE, ALLISON. YOU HELPED US ORGANIZE EVERYTHING VERY WELL. THIS PART OF OUR MEETING IS CONCLUDED, AND WE ARE TURNING TO PUBLIC COMMENT. WE’VE GOT 12 PEOPLE SIGNED UP. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND FOR LISTENING TO THE PRESENTATIONS, SO, SO FAR JACKIE McCORMICK AND BRIAN MYERS, YOU BOTH ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT RISE ABOVE, SO IF YOU ARE HERE, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO COME TO THE MICROPHONES. AFTER THAT, ROBIN SCHWARTZ, AND MICHELLE IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT OUR CONCORDE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. JACKIE, GO AHEAD. >>MY NAME IS JACKIE McCORMICK FROM THE NEZ PERCE TRIBE AND COFOUNDER OF RISE ABOVE. I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND POSSIBILITY TO BRING RISE ABOVE TO SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY. RISE ABOVE WAS FOUNDED TO EMPOWER YOUTH AND CREATE RESILIENCY. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY TO BRING IT HERE. OUR GOAL IS TO MEET KIDS WHERE THEY ARE AT, AND NOT TRY TO FORCE SOMETHING ON KIDS, BUT ENGAGE THEM IN THINGS THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT. WE BELIEVE THAT’S WHEN THEY LEARN AND ABSORB THE MOST INFORMATION. WE PARTNER WITH PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES, TRIBES, AND TRIBAL LEADERS FOR DISEASE PREVENTION. WE BELIEVE IN A HOLISTIC APPROACH. WE WANT TO CREATE INCREASED MENTORSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE USE IN SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY. >>THANK YOU. >>I AM BRETT MYERS, COFOUNDER OF RISE ABOVE WITH JACKIE. JACKIE IS VERY HUMBLE. JACKIE WAS THE YOUNGEST EXECUTIVE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR TRIBE, A DIVISION I ATHLETE, WHO JUST COMPLETED HER SCHOOLING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN TO SECURE A CERTIFICATE WORKING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS. SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT KIDS AND PEOPLE. MY BACKGROUND. I GREW UP HERE IN SEATTLE. THE LAST 15 YEARS, I HAVE SPENT SERVING INDIAN COUNTRY. I WAS A FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE 17 NATIONS HERE IN WASHINGTON. THE BULK OF OUR CLIENTS ARE STUDENTS, KIDS, WHO CAME FROM KING COUNTY. SPECIFICALLY, I WORKED CLOSELY WITH SINCLAIR. WE HAD A VERY MODALITY BASED PROGRAM, AND THAT WAS THE GENESIS OF RISE ABOVE. WHO USE SPORTS, CULTURE, AND MUSIC. WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE NATIVE YOUTH AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>ROBIN SCHWARTZ AND MICHELLE, PLEASE COME UP TO THE MICROPHONES. WE HAVE A THIRD PERSON. WE HAVE GRIEDI TALKING ABOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR SURVIVORS. AFTER THAT, WE HAVE DONE. >>THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING COMMENTS. MY NAME IS ROBIN SCHWARTZ. I LIVE IN SOUTHPARK. I’M A PARENT AT CONCORDE INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I WAS HERE TO TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF THE CONCORDE ACCESS RANT. I’M GOING TO TOUCH ON THE MAIN POINTS. WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PATHWAY INTO OUR SCHOOL. IT OPENS UP OUR PLAYGROUND TO NEIGHBORS AND IT’S THE FIRST STEP FOR OUR STUDENTS TO TAKE WALKING TRIPS AT FIRMS TO LEARN ABOUT SALMON, HARVEST, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND MORE. AS COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD SAID , THE STUDENT COMMUNITY IS 80% CHILDREN OF COLOR, 74% LOW- INCOME CHILDREN, AND 60% ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS. BECAUSE OF A HOST OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL BARRIERS, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ORGANIZE AND ADVOCATE AS SOME COMMUNITIES CAN. WE CANNOT FISCALLY SUPPORT THE KIND OF FUNDRAISING THIS REQUIRES. HOWEVER, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING SLOWLY AND STEADILY, MAKING PROGRESS ON THE GOALS SET OUT IN OUR READING CONCORDE PROJECT FOR THREE YEARS. WE KNOW OUR KIDS DESERVE SAFE, BEAUTIFUL AND USEFUL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS JUST AS KIDS IN WEALTHIER COMMUNITIES. AS WE HEAD INTO ANOTHER WINNER, WHICH MEANS ANOTHER EIGHT MONTHS OF USING A MUDDY HILLSIDE INTO A PARKING LOT TO GAIN ENTRY INTO OUR SCHOOL, MY PTA WOULD BE THRILLED TO ACCESS THIS FUNDING AND LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WORK WILL BEGIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. >>MY NAME IS MICHELLE. SINCE 2005, I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CONCORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I WORK WITH THE SEATTLE PARKS FOUNDATION FOR THE GREENING CONCORD PROJECT, WHICH INCLUDES A HOST OF PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SCHOOL GROUNDS. THEY ALL ENHANCE THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT THE SCHOOL. I WANT TO THANKED THE COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERING THIS FUNDING REQUEST TOWARDS THE BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE OF A PHYSICAL RAMP THAT WILL INCREASE ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL, IT’S FIELD, IT’S FLOWERS, AND THE PLAYGROUND. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>IS IT GRIEDI. AM I GETTING CLOSE? THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. I AM AN ATTORNEY WITH THE SEXUAL VIOLENCE LAW CENTER. OUR ATTORNEYS PROVIDE FREE LEGAL REPRESENTATION, AND ASSISTANCE TO SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, ABUSE, TRAFFICKING, HARASSMENT AND STALKING. MY COLLEAGUES AND I EACH, ON AVERAGE, WILL END UP ASSISTING OR REPRESENTING APPROXIMATELY 100 SURVIVORS ANNUALLY. I CANNOT EMPHASIZE HOW GREAT THE NEED IS. ONE IN THREE WOMEN WILL EXPERIENCE SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THEIR LIFETIME. ONE IN SIX MEN. ONE IN TWO NON-BINARY PERSONS, AND THE NUMBERS INCREASE IF YOU IDENTIFY AS INDIGENOUS, OR HOMELESS, OR YOU HAVE A DISABILITY, OR YOU ARE UNDOCUMENTED. I AM URGING THE COUNCIL TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF FUNDING FOR THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS. IT’S DEVASTATING, ISOLATING, LIFE ALTERING. TRYING TO NAVIGATE THESE LEGAL SYSTEMS. OR QUASI LEGAL SYSTEMS, SUCH AS EMPLOYERS INVESTIGATIONS OR TITLE IX HEARINGS. IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE DEPENDING ON THE ARGUMENT YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE RELATED TO TRYING TO PROTECT YOUR SEXUAL HISTORY OR STEALING RECORDS, OR TRYING TO PROTECT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS. IT WILL BE NO SURPRISE TO THIS COUNCIL HOW DEHUMANIZING THE SYSTEM CAN BE. SEXUAL ASSAULT IS ABOUT POWER. IT’S NOT ABOUT SEX. THE POWER IMBALANCE FAVORS THE OFFENDER. BY SUPPORTING THE FUNDING FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION, YOU ARE SUPPORTING JUSTICE FOR SURVIVORS, AND WHAT WE ARE ACTUALLY ASKING FOR IS TO BRING SOME BALANCE BACK TO OUR SURVIVORS. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING. NEXT FOUR ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC. DOUG, JAMES, NATE, AND ANDREW. >>COUNCILMEMBER BARTCHAK, ANDREW IS NOT HERE TODAY. SINCE WE ARE COMING AS A COALITION, CAN I MIGHT ASK HOW LONG WE HAVE? >>WHY DON’T YOU TALK FOR AS MANY MINUTES AS YOU WANT NOT EXCEEDING FIVE TOGETHER. >>A PIECE, RIGHT? >>[ LAUGHTER ] >>YOU ARE GOING TO BE UP THERE BY YOURSELF. >>WE ARE GOING TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO LESS. >>THANK YOU FOR HEARING US. AS A MEMBER OF TEAMSTER 399, I AM A LOCATION MANAGER FOR TELEVISION AND MOTION PICTURE IS. THOSE OF US HERE HAVE BEEN DEPUTIZED BY OUR OTHER UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO REPRESENT THE 3000 WORKING UNION MEMBERS OF THE FILM INDUSTRY IN THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN AREA. THE LEADERS OF OUR COALITION ARE UNABLE TO BE HERE TODAY. MELISSA PURCELL, LOCAL 488, DAVE JACOBSON, LOCAL 174, PAUL MAILMAN, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, AND STEWART, THE SON OF PHOTOGRAPHER LOCAL. SHEILA ALLEN, GUILDS PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL S.A.G. AWARD ACTORS UNION. DAVID WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY AND PRESIDENT OF SEATTLE MUSIC. ANDREW JOSLIN, THE ADVOCATING CHAIR OF THE NORTHWEST CHAPTER. OUR COALITION CAME TOGETHER BECAUSE OUR INDUSTRIES GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC. AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR, THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE, KAIT PARKER, LEFT HER POSITION. WHEN SHE LEFT, SINCE JANUARY, WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE MAYOR TO DISCUSS OUR CONCERNS FOR WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE OFFICE. SINCE THAT TIME, FOR TWO MONTHS, THERE WAS NOT A PEEP FROM THE MAYOR. WE HAD A MEETING WITH THEM SUBSEQUENTLY, AND SINCE THAT TIME, AND UNDER THE MAYOR’S LEADERSHIP, CONTRARY TO HER STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR THE CREATIVE ECONOMY AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL LAST MONTH, THERE HAS BEEN A DELIBERATE EFFORT TO DISSOLVE AND DELETE THE OSM. THERE HAS BEEN NO DIRECT FOR HIGHER. THE MUSIC COMMISSION HAS BEEN MOVED TO ARTS AND CULTURE, AND WAS INITIALLY PROPOSED TO BE MERGED INTO THE EARTH COMMISSION. OFM IS BEING DISMEMBERED, LOOTED, AND PARTED OUT. SOME STAFF FUNCTIONS ARE BEING PROPOSED TO BE MOVED TO THE OED. SOME ARE PROPOSED TO GO TO ARTS AND CULTURE. WE HAVE HAD TO REPEATEDLY ASK, IN PERSON OR VIA EMAIL, ONLY TO BE MET WITH SILENCE OR OBFUSCATION UNTIL WE TOOK OUR CASE TO YOU. ONLY NOW ARE WE GETTING ANSWERS THAT HAVE LEFT US ALL EXTREMELY SKEPTICAL OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES AND STAFFING REALIGNMENTS. THE MAYOR REQUESTED A STUDY OF THE NEEDS OF OUR INDUSTRY INVOLVING SCORES OF STAKEHOLDERS AT NINE MEETINGS EARLIER THIS YEAR. THIS WAS COMPLETED AND SENT TO THE MAYOR AT THE END OF AUGUST. A TIMELINE OF THIS PROCESS CLEARLY INDICATES THAT THESE PROPOSED CHANGES WERE WELL UNDERWAY BEFORE THE REPORT WAS COMPLETE OR EVEN FINISHED DATA- GATHERING. THE $20,000 STUDY WAS A SHAM HELD UP AS THE ORIGIN OF THE SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES NOW PROPOSED. NOW, THERE IS A PROPOSAL TO TAKE THE REMNANTS OF OFM FOR A CREATIVE STRATEGY THAT HAS YET TO BE DESIGNED, HAS ANY GOALS AND HAS NO ACCOUNTABILITY TO SHOW GROWTH AND JOBS, WAGES, BUSINESS AND REVENUE. MANY OTHERS ARE BEING PROPOSED DESPITE WHAT HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY REQUESTED BY INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS, SERVED BY THE OSM FOR THE LAST THREE DECADES. WE SIMPLY BELIEVE THAT THE UNION WORKERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS AT THE FRONT LINE OF AN INDUSTRY THAT PROVIDES FAMILY WAGE JOBS AND BENEFITS ARE BEST SUITED TO DIRECT HOW TO COMBAT CHALLENGES AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES. WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT STAKEHOLDERS POLICIES ARE PRIMED TO HELP PUSH SEATTLE TO THE FOREFRONT OF NEW CREATIVE JOBS AND BUSINESSES. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. JEFF, DOUG? >>MY NAME IS NATE. I AM HERE IN TWO CAPACITIES. FIRST AS THE LEAD ORGANIZER FOR THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS. SEATTLE LOCAL 4693, AND ALSO AS A COUNCIL APPOINTED MUSIC COMMISSIONER. I WOULD START BY SAYING I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF MY COLLEAGUES FROM LABOR IN THE FILM INDUSTRIES, AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM BE GIVEN THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVOCATE FOR THEIR INDUSTRY THAT I’VE BEEN GIVEN. I THINK A FILM COMMISSION IS IMPERATIVE TO BRING THE VOICES OF THOSE THAT ARE DOING THE WORK TO THE TABLE. UNFORTUNATELY, RIGHT NOW, AS A COMMISSIONER, I WOULD SAY WHILE WE ARE ALL EXPERTS IN THINGS MUSIC, I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH FILM PRODUCTION EXPERTISE WE WOULD HAVE. NOW AS A COMMISSIONER, I FEEL LIKE WE’RE BEING MORE AND MORE BROUGHT TO THE TASK TO MAKE CHOICES ABOUT AN INDUSTRY WE ARE NOT PART OF. MY ASK IS THAT YOU CONSIDER ANY BREAK TEPID YOU CAN FIND, WHEREVER YOU CAN FIND IT TO ALLOW THE PROPER VOICES FROM THE PROPER INDUSTRIES TO BE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE BEFORE ANY CHANGES CAN BE MADE. THANK YOU. >>I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA MINUTE BECAUSE I’M HAPPY TO SEE YOU. THIS FAVORITISM HERE. >>WE SHARE THE SAME BIRTHDAY. >>BY A COUPLE OF DECADES. >>MY NAME IS JAMES. I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING TO REALIZE HERE IS THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC WAS CREATED BY STAKEHOLDERS, ORIGINALLY IN THE 90s BY FILMMAKERS. WE WANTED TO WORK WITH THE CITY TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. THEN AGAIN IN THE 2000’S, WHEN IT BECAME THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC. STAKEHOLDERS ASKED FOR THAT CHANGE. LATER, STAKEHOLDERS DID THE SAME THING AND THAT’S WHY IT WAS ADDED. THE CREATIVE ECONOMY AGENDA WAS NOT ASKED FOR BY ANYBODY. WE HAVE TALKED TO HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. THIS GROUP REPRESENTS 3000. IT WAS NEVER REQUESTED. IT WAS A MANDATE GIVEN TO US. BUT ONE PERSON WE’VE MET WITH UNDERSTANDS IT. I COULD TELL YOU ALL HAVE HAD TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT MEANT, TOO. THE SNOW MEASURABLE ECONOMIC GOAL. THERE’S NO ACCOUNTABILITY IN PLACE. AND TO KEEP IT ON TRACK, IT’S SIMPLY BAD POLICY, NOT JUST FOR FILMMAKERS AND MUSICIANS. WHAT WE WANT IS TO PAUSE ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF DISSOLVING THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC. AND LET THE STAKEHOLDERS WHO SERVED AS THE FRONT-LINE WORKERS AND BUSINESSES IN THIS DRIVE THE AGENDA. THAT WOULD BE THREE THINGS. A FULLY FUNCTIONING FILM COMMISSION RUNNING OUT OF THE OFFICE OF FILM AND MUSIC, STAKEHOLDERS DRIVING THE AGENDA, A FULLY FUNCTIONING MUSIC COMMISSION, AND THE OFFICE OF MUSIC DRIVING THE AGENDA, AND HAVE THOSE TWO GROUPS WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH YOU, AND WORK WITH THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO DRIVE FORWARD THE AGENDA, INCLUDING HIRING A DIRECTOR FOR THE OFFICE. THREE SIMPLE THINGS THAT WE THINK WILL RIGHT THE SHIP IN THE DIRECTION IT SHOULD BE GOING. >>SUPER. YOU FORGOT SOME NOTES. EITHER LEAVE THEM OR SEND THEM TO US. I APPRECIATE HAVING THEM. THOSE ARE GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS BUT I DID LET YOU GUYS GO OVER, BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE CHLOE GAIL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JOEL AND MELISSA IN THAT ORDER. CHLOE, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL OF THE TIMES. >>I AM THE CODIRECTOR OF THE REACH PROGRAM. AS WELL AS, JUSTICE MODELS AND INTENSIVE CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIGH NEEDS. I AM HERE TODAY. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN BUILDING A NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH MODEL SUCCESSFULLY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY AND WITH OUR BUILDING ASSOCIATION PARTNERS, PARTICULARLY THE BALLOT BUILDING OR SORRY BUILDING ASSOCIATION, WHICH PILOTED THIS PROJECT WITH US. WE THINK THIS IS A BETTER, STRONGER MODEL FOR OUR OUTREACH BECAUSE IT ALLOWS US TO BUILD TRUST WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING ON SHELTERS, AND LETS US RESPOND SPECIFICALLY TO COMMUNITY NEEDS, AND BUILD BETTER LASTING CHANGE. I’M HERE TO SPEAK ON TWO ISSUES. I WILL SAY, I SUPPORT ANY INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT BRING MORE HOUSING TO OUR COMMUNITY, BECAUSE I THINK IT’S A CRITICAL CRISIS RESPONSE. ONE ISSUE IS FROM COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, JUST TO CONTINUE THE FUNDING THAT WE HAVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS TO CONTINUE PROVIDING OUR OUTREACH MODEL, WHICH JOEL IS GOING TO SPEAK TO. THE SECOND IS TO CONTINUE THE PURPLE BAG PROJECT, WHICH COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD HAS SPOKEN ABOUT, WHICH REALLY PROVIDES A CRITICAL TOOL FOR US TO HELP PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN TRASH IN THEIR OWN AREA, AND WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO LIVE OUTSIDE, BOTH IN RESPONSE TO NEIGHBORS AND PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE. >>I AM JOEL. I AM ONE OF THE OUTREACH WORKERS BASED WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD MODEL. I WAS PART OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM BEFORE REACH MOVED AWAY FROM THAT MODEL. I WANT TO SPEAK FIRST JUST TO SAY THE IS MISS ASSOCIATION GROUPS HAVE BEEN GREAT TO US. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WORKING IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHO SPECIFICALLY KNOW THEY CAN RESPOND DIRECTLY TO BUSINESS LEADERS. IT ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY LIVING OUTSIDE. IT HAS BEEN A HUGE HELP TO THE WORK WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO, AND THE PURPLE BAG PROGRAM HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE ASSET TO PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE. IT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE LARGEST FRICTION POINTS FOR THE UNSHELTERED AND HOUSED COMMUNITY. HAVING A SAFE WAY FOR PEOPLE TO RESPECTFULLY GET RID OF THEIR GARBAGE HELPS THE PUBLIC SAFETY ENCAMPMENTS. IT ALLOWS THEM TO HAVE THE DIGNITY OF A HOME WHILE WE ARE WORKING ON WHAT CHLOE SAID WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, PERMANENT HOUSING FOR FOLKS. >>THANK YOU BOTH FOR COMING. WE HAVE ONE LAST SPEAKER. AS YOU ARE LEAVING, THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT WORK YOU ARE DOING. WE COULDN’T BE DOING THIS WORK WITHOUT YOU. MANY THANKS FOR BEING HERE. BOTH AT THE TABLE AND AT THE MICROPHONES. MELISSA? I THINK YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES? >>THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TODAY. I AM THE MANAGER OF THE CHILDCARE FAMILY CENTER, OPERATED BY CHILDCARE RESOURCES. WE SERVE FAMILIES STATEWIDE. WE HEAR FROM OUR CITY OF SEATTLE FAMILIES WHEN THEY CALL US ABOUT THE COST OF CHILDCARE IS TOO MUCH. FAMILIES ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET. IT HAS RISEN TO THE POINT WHERE WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATES FOR CHILD CARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF ZERO AND 13. FAMILIES OFTEN DO NOT QUALIFY FOR SUBSIDY HELP, WHICH FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR IS LESS THAN 51 504 GROSS. WE ARE HEARING FROM TWO PARENT HOUSEHOLDS WHERE BOTH PARENTS ARE IN THE $20 AN HOUR RANGE, INCLUDING JOBS AS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE WORKERS, AMAZON DELIVERY CHARGES, NONUNION MAINTENANCE WORKERS, WHO DO NOT QUALIFY FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE. IN A CITY WHERE THE COST OF CHILDCARE IS MORE THAN A HOME MORTGAGE, WHERE DOES THIS PUT FAMILIES? YOU WOULD IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN BY ALLOWING THEM TO HOLD RELATIONSHIPS WITH CAREGIVERS, AND SET CHILDREN UP FOR SUCCESS IN OUR CITY. I WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MEDIAN INCOME RANGE. IS $93,500. BY INCLUDING THE PROPOSED EXPANSION, WE ARE AT A MINIMUM CATCHING UP TO OUR OWN MEDIAN INCOME. THAT IS SOMETHING TO CONSIDER WHEN REVIEWING THE BUDGET DETAILS. ALSO, THE INEQUITY MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD IS JUST $42,500, NEARLY HALF OF BLACK HOUSEHOLDS IN SEATTLE HAVE AN INCOME OF LESS THAN $35,000, THE DATA SHOWS. CENSUS DATA ALSO SHOWS THE TOP 5% OF SEATTLE HOUSEHOLDS, THE AVERAGE INCOME IS NOW $600,000, WAIT, $600,000 I CAN’T PRONOUNCE IT. IT’S THAT LARGE. >>I SPEAK ON BEHALF OF SEATTLE FAMILIES THAT ARE CONTACTING US LOOKING FOR CHILD CARE, AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE SUBSIDY PROGRAM IS AN IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE PROGRAM. >>GREAT. THANK YOU FOR COMING. WE’VE GOT ONE MORE PERSON IN LINE. DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK WITH US TODAY? >>ARE YOU GUYS STILL TALKING ABOUT THE TINY HOUSES? >>THAT’S GOING TO BE IN 20 MINUTES. >>IT’S THE NEXT MEETING. >>OKAY, SORRY. >>IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE AT THE END OF PUBLIC COMMENT. THIS HAS BEEN QUITE A DAY. THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES FOR BEING SO ENGAGED. THIS MEETING WILL ADJOURN TODAY. IT STARTS AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING AT 9:30 WITH TRANSPORTATION, AND THEN WE WILL HERE FROM TNC BOTH IN THE MORNING AND IN THE AFTERNOON, AND I HOPE THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE A MEETING THAT LASTS INTO THE FRIDAY EVENING. WE WILL SEE WHERE THAT GOES. THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

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