Seattle City Council Briefing 10/28/19


>>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY. THANK YOU FOR OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING FOR OCTOBER 28, 2019. THIS SHOULD BE A BRIEF BRIEFING. LET ME START BY SAYING THAT KILLED THE MEMBERS PACHECO, BAGSHAW ARE PRESENT. THE NOTES OF THE MEETING WILL BE APPROVED. IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS, IT IS APPROVED. BECAUSE OF OUR BUDGET DELIBERATIONS, WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF LEGISLATION. YOU WILL HAVE A PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL BUDGET DELIBERATION THIS WEEK. LET’S GO AROUND THE TABLE AND SEE IF WE HAVE ANYTHING WE WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS. NOTHING TO VOTE FOR FOR THE GOVERNANCE EQUITY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AT 2:00. COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, I WILL TURN THE FLOOR OVER TO YOU.>>NOTHING FROM THE PLUS COMMITTEE TODAY. I WILL, FIRST, LET ME SAY THANK YOU TO THE FOLKS WHO SHOWED UP LAST WEEK AT THE 150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. WE CELEBRATED SEATTLE’S 150th BIRTHDAY. IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD CELEBRATION. D5, BEAT D4, IN THE TRIVIA. COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ’S OFFICE DID A SPECTACULAR JOB IN KICKING MY REAR.>>THEY PLAYED A ROLE IN DEVELOPING QUESTIONS. YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT?>>JUST GETTING.>>DID DJ HUSTLE ME? [ LAUGHTER ]>>THAT IS THAT. I WANT TO GO AND SPEAK ON BEHALF OF COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ ON HER SPEAKING POINTS THIS MORNING. HER OFFICE IS THAT TO REPORT THEY HAD ANOTHER PEDESTRIAN HIT LAST WEEK. ONE WAS AT A CROSSING AT 98 AND AURORA. SHE WAS HIT BY A TRUCK. HER OFFICE IS WORKING WITH S.TO GET MORE INFORMATION. BOTH THE PERMITS ARE INVESTIGATING THE COLLISION. IN THE FIRST 10 MONTHS, 10 PEDESTRIANS WERE STRUCK AND KILLED BY VEHICLES IN SEATTLE. SIX OF THE DEATHS OCCURRED AND EVERY DEATH WAS PRESENTABLE. WHILE WE HAVE SEVERAL ACTIVE PROGRAMS TO PREVENT AND CREATE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE FUNDED ARE PRIVATELY. THE PRESIDENT OF THE INDIAN NATION WAS ELECTED LAST WEEK TO SERVE AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF MERICAN INDIANS. SHE WENT THIS OVERSIZED 1% AGAINST THE OTHER CANDIDATES. SHE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ATTORNEY, FORMER JUDGE AND INTELLIGENCE OFFICER. AMONG HER MOST NOTABLE A COMMITMENTS, SHE LED THE INDIAN NATION AS CO-PLAINTIFFS IN THE LAWSUIT AGAINST THREE FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES THAT DISTRIBUTED OPIOIDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SHE IS A STARK ADVOCATE OF PROTECTING OUR EARTH AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. SHE TESTIFIED AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON A PIECE OF LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY DEREK HELMER. IT WOULD ACT TO BETTER ASSIST TRIBAL LEADERS AND MAKE THEIR LAND MORE RESILIENT TO FLOODING, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. INTO HIS EXCITED FOR RESIDENT ELECT FONT SHARP AND SHE WILL LEAD FOR 2 YEARS IN THIS ROLE.>>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW?>>WE ARE DOING BUDGET NOW ALL THE TIME. AND OVER THE WEEKEND, I HAD MY FIRST MEETING WITH CENTRAL STAFF TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE FORM PLEASE. I WAS HOPING THAT AMONG US WE HAVE COME UP WITH 589 MILLION HALF — WORTH OF FORM PLEASE. THAT IS MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE ENTIRE GENERAL FUND. I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE WILL HAVE TO DO SOME REAL FOCUSED APPROACH ON THE PRINCIPLES OF WHAT IT IS AND HOW WE WANT TO SPEND OUR MONEY. AND THEN BEGIN TO DIVE INTO HOW WE WILL SUPPORT THAT.>>WHAT WAS THE TOTAL?>>589 MILLION, SEVEN $54,005. WHICH IS OVER ONE THIRD OF OUR TOTAL GENERAL FUND. SO I WENT THROUGH AND LOOKED AT THIS WITH CENTRAL STAFF AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO KIERSTEN HARRIS, DAN EDER, ALLIE FOR NEW CHI, WE WERE ALL HERE ON SATURDAY GOING THROUGH THIS. TRYING TO GET OUR ARMS AROUND WITH THE NEW STEPS ARE. YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THE FORM BEES. AND FRIDAY WAS A HOLD. JUST BEFORE I CAME IN HERE, PATTY SAID THEY ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. SO IT WILL SLIDE TO WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL SHEET COMING FROM LAST WEEK. I FORGET THE TIMELINE. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, IF YOU COULD PASS THAT DOWN? IF YOU COULD IMAGINE ALL OF THIS SLIDING DOWN TO WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. LET ME KNOW IF THERE’S ANYTHING HERE. I ENCOURAGE US TO BE TALKING WITH YOUR STAFF SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE PRIORITIES ARE. BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST? IT IS TO GET SIGNATURES ONTO THE GREEN SHEETS AND REASONS WE ARE NOT DOING THAT IS THAT WE WILL BE RAISING OUR HANDS AND VOTING FOR EACH OTHER’S GREEN SHEETS. WE WILL REALLY HAVE TO BE CIRCUMSPECT WITH 589 MILLION OF THESE. I AM GOING TO WANT TO PRAYER TOWARDS AND THE ONES I KNOW WE HAVE PRIORITIZED TO DATE INCLUDE LEAD MORE HOUSING OPTIONS, WHAT DO WE DO, LIKE THE EFFORT TO KEEP PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES. AND THEN THE HYGIENE CENTERS AS WE HAVE ALL TALKED ABOUT APPEAR. I HAVE BEEN TAKING NOTES. THOSE ARE THE BIG AREAS THAT WE ALL SEEM TO BE SUPPORTING. THEN MANY OF OUR TASKS ARE IN THE HUNDRED THOUSAND, MILLION DOLLAR RANGE. I WILL BE ASKING YOU MAKE IT TOGETHER. WE WILL HAVE ONE ON ONES THIS WEEK TO TELL ME YOU’RE PRIORITIES AND IF THINGS COULD BE CUT, SHIFTED, ADDED MELDED TO MAKE THINGS, TO MAKE THE ASKS WORK. BUT WE SIMPLY ARE GOING TO BE HAVING TO TAKE OURSELVES SERIOUSLY. NOT BE HANDING THE $589 MILLION PACKAGE AND THEN HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BALANCE THAT. SO THIS IS IMPORTANT. I AM SORRY IT IS MOVING YOUR SCHEDULES. I HOPE YOU DIDN’T HAVE HUGE PLANS FOR FRIDAY. BUT THIS WAS JUST HANDED TO ME FIVE MINUTES BEFORE I CAME IN HERE. WE WILL BE DOING WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THAT MEANS TODAY IS WHATEVER IT LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU. TUESDAY IS NOW FREE ENTIRELY. SO PUT THAT IN AIR QUOTES. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ? THIS AFTERNOON, OBVIOUSLY NOTHING ON THE FULL AGENDA FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.>>THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ?>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THIS MORNING. I WANTED TO JUST SAY REALLY QUICKLY, THANK YOU TO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW, THE CHAIR OF OUR BUDGET COMMITTEE. THE JOB IS CHALLENGING BUT I THINK YOU ARE REALLY RISING TO THE OCCASION. WE APPRECIATE YOU SHEPHERDING THE CITY COUNCIL THROUGH THIS PROCESS. I KNOW YOU HAVE WORKED MOST OF THE WEEKEND ALONG WITH SOME OF YOUR STAFF AND COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR ROLLING UP YOUR SLEEVES AND DOING THE HARD WORK. NOTHING FROM THE GENDER EQUITY SAFE AND NATIVE AMERICAN COMMNITIES COMMITTEE FOR THIS AFTERNOON. NO REGULAR COMMITTEE HEADINGS, HEARINGS IN LIGHT OF THE BUDGET PROCESS THAT WE ARE HAVING. I DID WANT TO REPORT THAT I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THAT LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR THE FAMILIES EDUCATION PRESCHOOL PROMISE PROGRAM. IT WAS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM A PANEL OF STUDENTS OVER AT CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL. TALK TO US SPECIFICALLY FROM THE STUDENT PERSPECTIVE ABOUT WHAT IT IS WORKING. AND COULD WORK BETTER. PROVIDING GREATER ACCESS. THAT WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN AND LEARN ABOUT HOW ARE INVESTMENTS ARE IN CREATING IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE CITY. SO IT WAS GREAT TO BE IN DISTRICT 2. TO BE AT CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL IN PARTICULAR. I WANT TO THANK THAT PRINCIPAL AND ALL OF THE FOLKS FOR HOSTING THE ENTIRE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. I ALSO WANT TO GET FOLKS A QUICK UPDATE ON SOME CONVERSATIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH REGARD TO THE PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL. I SIT ON THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE. THERE IS A CONVERSATION THAT HAS BEEN DOING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR THE DISSIPATING THE BISHOP. SHOULD THAT CHANGE OCCUR AND BE RECOMMENDED TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. THE CITY OF SEATTLE WOULD BE ENTITLED TO ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BOARD TAKING OUR COUNSEL MENTORSHIP FROM 3 TO 4 MEMBERS ON THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. IT SOMETHING WE ARE STILL NOT QUITE READY TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS BUT THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL STUDY. I WANT TO THANK KELSEY FROM THE OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS FOR HELPING TO REPRESENT THE CITY OF SEATTLE IN THAT REGARD. THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME NEXT YEAR AS THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CONTINUES TO DISCUSS THE INCREASE OF MEMBERSHIP RELATIVE TO THE PROPORTION OF POPULATION INCREASE FOR EACH OF THE PARTICIPATING CITIES. LASTLY, I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO KEYNOTE AN EVENT THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2. I AM REALLY THRILLED TO BE JOINING THE FOLKS OVER AT — LADIN X A LGBTQ ORGANIZATION THAT FOCUSES ON PROVIDING PUBLIC HEALTH AND OTHER EDUCATION ENGAGEMENT COMMUNITY. THEY WILL BE HAVING A DAY OF THE DEAD GALA EVENT AT THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL STARTING AT I BELIEVE 5:30 PM. I AM EXCITED ABOUT JOINING THEM AND SPEAKING ABOUT HOW WE CAN CONTINUE THE PARTNERSHIP. THAT IS IT.>>CONGRATULATIONS.>>I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY AFTER COMMITTEE, ASSUMING IT GETS OVER AT A REASONABLE HOUR, I WILL BE JOINING THE COMMISSIONERS OVER AT THE SEATTLE ETHICS AND WATCHING COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT MY PROPOSED BILL IN REGARDS TO LIMITING INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES AND BRIBING SUPER PACS AND REQUIRING ADDITIONAL TRANSPARENCY IN OUR ELECTIONS. I AM IN THE MIDST OF PREPARING. ALTHOUGH IT IS SIMPLE IN CONCEPT, MY LEGISLATION, IT CAN BE COMPLEX AND NUANCED IN TERMS OF THE ACTUAL AMENDMENT THAT I AM GOING TO BE PROPOSING FOR THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER. SO I AM PUTTING TOGETHER, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF MY STAFF, A CONFERENCE OF MEMO THAT WILL HOPEFULLY EXPLAIN THE FRAMEWORK FOR ALL OF YOU AND CERTAINLY FOR THE COMMISSIONERS ON THE SEATTLE ETHICS COMMISSION. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO JOINING THEM ON WEDNESDAY AT THE CONCLUSION OF OUR BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARINGS. HOPEFULLY AROUND FIVE TO BE ABLE TO PRESENT A NEWLY RELEASED VERSION OF THE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CREATE A LIMITED ATTRIBUTION COMMITTEE THAT WOULD ALLOW SOME ENTITIES WHO QUALIFY UNDER THE DEFINITION TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT ARE ABOVE $5000 AS OPPOSED TO PROHIBITING CATEGORICALLY EVERYBODY FROM DONATING $5000 ON THE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE. MORE TO COME ON THAT BUT I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF A FLAVOR OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. WE ARE WORKING ON A MEMO THAT HOPEFULLY WE WILL LAY OUT THE CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF THE LEGISLATION AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS, WE WILL HOPEFULLY PUT TOGETHER SOME SORT OF INFO GRAPHIC TO HELP US ALL KEEP TRACK. I LOVE INFOGRAPHICS BECAUSE THEY ARE EASILY DIGESTIBLE ON COMPLEX POLICY ISSUES. SO I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO SHOW THAT WITH ALL OF YOU AND HOPEFULLY EITHER TODAY OR TOMORROW.>>THANK YOU. A QUICK COMMENT. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, YOU HAVE DONE AMAZING WORK . I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I AM ABOUT AS PLEASED YOU HAVE TAKEN THIS ON IN THE CITIZENS UNITED, FINESSING THAT. ONE THING I HEARD OVER THE WEEKEND, I LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN SO FRUSTRATED BY WHAT I HAVE SEEN WITH THE SUPER MONEY COMING FROM THE SUPER PACS. AND ONE OF OUR LOCAL CORPORATIONS RECENTLY. OVER THE WEEKEND, WITH TALKING WITH FOLKS IN THE LAST WEEK, WHAT I AM HEARING OVER AND OVER AGAIN FROM PEOPLE THAT I CONSIDER TO BE SORT OF NORMAL, INVOLVED, NOT INTO POLITICS EVERY DAY LIKE WE ARE PEOPLE. THE ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR WHOMEVER THE BIG A IS NOT RECOMMENDING AND NOT PUTTING MONEY AND JUST BECAUSE WE ARE SO MAD. WE WOULD RATHER VOTE AGAINST THE CORPORATION THAN AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL THAT MAY BE SUPPORTED BY THEM. I WAS ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED BY THAT. BUT I AM HEARING IT A LOT. I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE, I THINK IT IS SO FREEING AND FAIR FOR THOSE WHO ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE THIS TIME. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PLEDGED TO USE THE DEMOCRACY VOUCHERS AND IF I COULD BE SO BOLD TO SAY THAT DANNA STRAUSS IN MY OFFICE HAS BEEN PLAYING BY EVERYWHERE. HE TRULY IS THE BOY SCOUT WHO JUST PLAYS EVERYTHING STRAIGHT. HE HAS RAISED A AMOUNT OF MONEY.>>I WOULD CAUTION US THAT DURING A PUBLIC SESSION EMMA LET’S JUST STAY OFF OF ELECTIONS. THAT IS A DANGEROUS THING TO TALK ABOUT ELECTIONS.>>THERE IS A INDIVIDUAL RUNNING FOR OFFICE. WHAT STRIKES ME AS RIDICULOUSLY UNFAIR IS THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS RAISED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY NOW HAS HAS $800,000 DROPPED AGAINST HIM IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. I JUST THINK THAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS UP. I FUN NOT ABOUT AS UNFAIR AS ANY SITUATION AND THAT IS HAPPENING ACROSS THE BOARD WITH ALL OF OUR COLLEAGUES. I AM FRUSTRATED TO THE MAX. I WILL GET OFF THAT SOAPBOX. HOWEVER, I WANT TO TELL YOU ONE MORE THING THAT IS GOOD THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ELECTION. THAT IS, I GOT A CHANCE TO GO SEE THE WEST WING. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE WEST WING YET, IT WAS OPENED BY KING COUNTY AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE JAIL. YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOING IN THE JAIL BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING ON THE FIRST FLOOR. NOT WHERE THERE ARE BARS OR CARDS. THIS IS DOWNTOWN EMERGENCY úSERVICES. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH KING COUNTY AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE’S CONTRIBUTED A BUNCH. IT IS AMAZING. IT IS 24 SEVEN SHELTER. CURRENTLY THERE ARE 40 MEN THERE. THEY ARE GOING TO ADD 60 MORE. THEY NEED TO GET AN OUTSIDE STAIRCASE. 24/7 BED IS. AND THE GLORY ABOUT IT IS THAT YOU CAN GO IN ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT. IF YOU HAVE AN ODD WORK SCHEDULE OR YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WHATEVER YOUR WORK NEEDS ARE, YOU CAN COME BACK INTO CAN NAP IN THE AFTERNOON. WHEN YOU ARE TIRED, YOU NEED TO REST. AND WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY, YOU NEED TO EAT. THIS PLACE IS PROVIDING THAT. SO DANIEL MALONE FROM DESC GAVE ME THE TOUR ON THURSDAY. I WAS SO EXCITED I TOOK PEOPLE BACK ON FRIDAY TO SEE IT. IT IS REALLY WORTH GOING. AND THEY WILL, IF YOU JUST GO OVER THERE, THEY WILL GIVE YOU A SHORT TOUR ANYTIME. BUT I RECOMMEND WE SEE THIS. AS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO ADDRESS PEOPLE ON THE STREET, THIS IS ONE VERY DOABLE THING THAT IS MAKING A BIG REFERENCE. YES, IT IS EXPENSIVE BUT IT IS MEETING THE NEEDS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS. THANK YOU.>>ALL RIGHT.>>I AM OFF THE SOAPBOX.>>THEN YOU WENT TO ADVOCATING FOR PART OF THE 589 MILLION YOU WERE PLANNING ABOUT. THANKS, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. THAT IS OKAY.>>I APPRECIATE YOUR EXPRESSION OF SUPPORT FOR THE CONCEPT OF MY LEGISLATION RELATED TO REFORMING SOME OF OUR ELECTION PROCESS. YOU ARE SPOT ON IN TERMS OF IDENTIFYING WE HAVE A VERY UNIQUE SYSTEM IN SEATTLE. WE PASSED ON ELECTIONS IN 2015. OVERWHELMINGLY, I MIGHT ADD. TO SET UP A FRAMEWORK THAT IS PRIORITIZING DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CANDIDATES AND PEOPLE THEY WANT TO REPRESENT THROUGH THE DEMOCRACY VOUCHER PROGRAM. THE WHOLE INTENT AND PURPOSE WAS TO MINIMIZE TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, BIG MONEY BEING ABLE TO BUY OUR LOCAL ELECTIONS. THIS BECOMES EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IN THE CONTEXT OF DISTRICT BASED ELECTIONS AS OPPOSED TO CITYWIDE ELECTIONS. IS IMPORTANT A MATTER WHAT. BUT THE IMPACT OF OVERSIZED SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS REALLY DOES TIP THE SCALES OF DEMOCRACY IN A WAY THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THE INTENT AND WHAT IT WAS IN THE HONEST ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, BILL FORM, THAT WAS OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED IN FAVOR OF BY THE VOTERS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. SO IT IS HARD. IT IS A FINE LINE FOR ME TO WALK BETWEEN WHAT WE ARE SAYING HAPPENING IN THE REAL WORLD AND THE POLICY PROPOSALS THAT I AM MAKING IN TERMS OF CONTINUED REFORM OF OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM. BUT I ALSO THINK AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS INCREDIBLY RELEVANT. WE ARE SEEING REAL TIME EXAMPLES OF WHY THIS LEGISLATION IS REALLY CRITICAL TO UPHOLDING THE INTENT AND THE GOALS OF THE DEMOCRACY VOUCHER PROGRAM. AND REALLY, HOW DO WE SHEPHERD THIS LEGISLATION THROUGH THAT WILL ADDRESS THE ACTUAL CORRUPTION OF THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND THE APPEARANCE OF CORRUPTION IN THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM. WE DON’T WANT TO CREATE A SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE DON’T TRUST THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION SYSTEM BECAUSE OF THE MONEY HAS PLAYED A ROLE. UNFORTUNATELY, WHAT WE ARE SAYING HERE IS A REAL-LIFE EXAMPLE OF DATA AND INFORMATION WE WILL BE COMPILING AND LOOKING AT, ANALYZING AND UTILIZING TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT SOME OF THE POLICIES THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATION. I AM EXCITED TO FINALIZE THE MEMO AND GET IT TO YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO INTRODUCE THIS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR FOR, IF FOR NO OTHER REASON, TO MAKE SURE WE ARE CONTINUING TO DAYLIGHT THE POLICY ISSUES IN A WAY THAT IS TRANSPARENT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DEBATE. OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE WE HAVE BUDGET OVER ASIANS. WE WILL NOT HAVE A COMMITTEE HEARING ON THAT. WE ARE AT FULLY POLICY DISCUSSION AND HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN SHORT ORDER AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THIS ELECTION CYCLE AND BUDGET PROCESS.>>UNDERSTOOD. OBVIOUSLY, IT GOT NATIONAL ATTENTION FROM THE RESIDENTIAL RACES ON WHAT IS HAPPENING. SO COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, TAKE US HOME.>>I AM PROUD TO SERVE ON A COUNCIL THAT CARES ABOUT FAIRNESS. LEVELING WHAT IS NOW AND AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD. MANY SAID WHEN WE PASSED ON SELECTIONS, POWER AND MONEY WOULD FIND A WAY TO CIRCUMVENT THE LEGISLATION. HERE WE ARE.>>IT JUST SHOWS THAT IN PUBLIC POLICY, OUR EFFORTS TOWARDS REFORM ARE ALWAYS REITERATED. THEY ALWAYS HAVE TO BE NIMBLE TO CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. I THINK IT IS GOOD FOR SEATTLE AND THE NATION. ONCE AGAIN, SEATTLE IS THE NORTH STAR OF THE COUNTRY. FOR PROGRESSIVE POLICY. THANK YOU TO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW FOR YOUR WORK ON THE BUDGET. WE GOT A BIG JOB AHEAD OF YOU. I REALLY TRUST THAT YOU HAVE THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC AND ARE GOING TO AGAIN, IN THE INTEREST OF MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS FAIRNESS IN OUR DELIBERATIONS, I AM PROUD TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WORK WITH YOU ON THIS. I KNOW WE WILL DO GOOD THINGS THIS BUDGET SESSION. THERE ARE NO ITEMS RELATED TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS UTILITIES, ECONOMIC AND ARTS COMMITTEE AGENDA COMING UP THIS MONDAY. ON OUR FULL COUNCIL AGENDA, I DO WANT TO MENTION A COUPLE OF ITEMS. EVENTS THAT I HAVE ON MY CALENDAR TO ATTEND. ON FRIDAY, I ONLY MENTION THIS BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME REALLY IMPORTANT DISTRICT ONE RESIDENTS WHO ARE BEING HONORED THIS WEEK. THAT LEHIGH ANNUAL BALLOT AND AUCTION WILL BE RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF SOME DISTRICT 1 RESIDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN REALLY IMPORTANT IN DEVELOPING THE VISION OF CAMP SECOND CHANCE. WHICH I THINK HAS HELPED US AS A CITY THINK ABOUT HOW WE CAN LEVERAGE THE SUCCESSES OF TINY HOUSE VILLAGES TO ASSIST US IN OUR NEED TO CREATE A CONTINUUM THAT MOVES PEOPLE OUT OF HOMELESSNESS, OUT OF ON SHELTERED HOMELESSNESS INTO PERMANENT HOUSING. THOMAS, MARK EMMA THEY WILL BE HONORED ON FRIDAY FOR THE WORK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING AT THE MYERS WAY CAMP SECOND CHANCE. ALSO ON SATURDAY, A REALLY BIG DEAL FOR THE DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD. THERE, THEY HAVE A MANY YEAR EFFORT STARTING BACK IN 2009 TWO DEVELOP AND OPEN A GROCERY CO-OP IN THE DESERT.>>>>A GROCERY CO-OP?>>YES. THEY HAVE HAD A LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH DOWNTOWN EMERGENCY SERVICE CENTER. FOR THE COTTAGE GROVE DEVELOPMENT THERE. COTTAGE GROVE HAS BEEN OPEN AND OPERATING FOR MANY YEARS NOW. A PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING COMPLEX AND BECAUSE FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY, WHEN THEY WERE DEVELOPING COTTAGE GROVE WERE INTERESTED IN USING SOME OF THE GROUNDS FOR RETAIL SPACE, DSC HAS GRACIOUSLY FOR 10 YEARS NOW, HELD THE SPACE EMPTY. TO ALLOW THE DELRIDGE CO-OP TO DEVELOP ITS FISSION. AND IT IS COMING TOGETHER. THEY ARE GOING TO BE HAVING A GROUNDBREAKING THIS SATURDAY. IT IS A BIG DEAL. BECAUSE OF THE COLLABORATION WITH THE ESC. ALSO FULFILLING THE COMMITMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO ACTIVATE THE SPACE AND HAVE GROUND-FLOOR RETAIL. BUT ALSO TO REALLY ADDRESS AN IMPORTANT FOOD SECURITY NEED FOR FOLKS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. SO THAT IS HAPPENING, THE GROUNDBREAKING ON SATURDAY. THAT IS A BIG STEP.>>>>SO WE WILL SEE EVERYONE AT 2:00.>>

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