Seattle City Council Select Budget Committee Session I


>>>GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY AND HAPPY NOVEMBER 1. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. I’M SALLY BAGSHAW, CHAIR OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE. IT’S 9:33, AND THIS IS OUR THIRD DAY OF GOING THROUGH WHAT WE CALL FORM Bs, FORMALLY KNOWN AS GREEN SHEETS, WHICH WERE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THOSE OF US UP HERE ON WAYS WHICH WE WANT TO ADD OR TO CHANGE THE MAYOR’S BUDGET. SO WE’VE ALREADY COVERED ABOUT 120 PROPOSED BUDGET ACTION ITEMS IN THE PAST TWO DAYS. WE HAVE 77 MORE TODAY. AND I THINK IT HAD IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR DAY BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOMELESSNESS. THOSE ARE BOTH TOPICS THAT ALL OF US HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED AND WORKING TOWARD TRYING TO FIND A SUCCESS AND SOME STRATEGIES THAT ARE REALLY GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING THROUGH THAT CONDITION FOR THEMSELVES. AND THEN ALSO TO HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FUNDING, AND PROVIDING ADDITIONAL MONEYS FOR OUR PROVIDERS THAT HELP US SO MUCH TO REALLY ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS. IN OUR PREVIOUS SESSIONS CENTRAL STAFF HAS BEEN GREAT ABOUT FRAMING IT. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, I KNOW YOU WEREN’T FEELING WELL, SO I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE. A QUICK FRAME. THEN THE IDEAS FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT’S IMPORTANT ON THE ITEMS THAT WE ARE PRIMARY SPONSORS FOR AND THEN SEE IF WE CAN MOVE FORWARD. I KNOW THESE ARE GOING TO BE TOPICS WE ALL CARE ABOUT GREATLY. SO AGAIN WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO MOVE ON INTO SOME OF THE ITEMS FROM THE AFTERNOON SESSION THAT ARE PLANNED. I’M NOT HOLDING MY BREATH ON THAT, BUT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD, SO THAT WE’RE NOT HERE UNTIL 9:00 ON FRIDAY NIGHT. OKAY, NOW WITH THAT COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. IT’S ALWAYS WONDERFUL WORKING FOR YOU, AND I APPRECIATE HOW MANY DILIGENCE AND DETAIL YOU PAY ATTENTION TO. WITH THAT, LISA, WHY DON’T YOU START HERE WITH INTRODUCTIONS. >>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. THANK YOU, LISA KAY CENTRAL STAFF. >>GREG DOSS, CENTRAL STAFF. >>KARINA BULL, CENTRAL STAFF.THANK YOU ALL. WILL YOU GET STARTED AND THEN I’LL BEGIN TO LOOK AT THE VARIOUS ITEMS. >>ITEM NUMBER ONE ON OUR AGENDA TODAY — >> THANK YOU. >>A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT REQUESTING HSD REPORT ON CONTRACTS WITH AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS. IT IS FROM COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ. THE REPORT WOULD BE DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 31, 2020 AND IT IS FORMALIZATION REQUEST PASSED BY COUNCIL IN SEPTEMBER. >>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ? >>THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE’VE HAD THIS CONVERSATION MORE THAN ONCE IN THE LAST TWO, THREE YEARS. I’M REQUESTED THAT WE LOOK AT THE CONTRACTS WITH AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS MOST RECENTLY BECAUSE OF A LEGISLATION WE PASSED REGARDING MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS AIDING THE STATISTIC. AND A PATH TOWARDS HEALING. THERE IS A NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT TOWARDS CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE HEALTH BOARD, UNITED INDIANS, CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB, UNITED NATION, AND MORE PARTICULARLY START AND LEVERAGING OUR SUPPORT WITH TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE LOCATED IN KING COUNTY, MOST NOTABLY THE SNOQUALMIE TRIBE. AND SO WHAT I’M HOPING TO DO WITH THIS SLIDE IS CONTINUE TO DRILL DOWN ON THE NATIVE AMERICAN POPULATIONS, THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE THEM, AND WHAT HSD CONTRACTS ARE — HAVE CONTRACTS WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE LET’S TAKE THE HEALTH BOARD. WE HAVE WELL OVER 6,000 PATIENTS IN THE KING COUNTY ALONE. AND OVER 70% OF THEIR APPROPRIATION SUPPORT CONTRACTS WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES. I WANT TO MAKE SURE HSD IS PROVIDING FOR THE ALASKA NATIVE COMMUNITY. I’M HOPING MY COLLEAGUES WILL JOIN ME IN THIS EFFORT. THANK YOU. >>GREAT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A SPONSOR TO THS, RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. AND I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND ACKNOWLEDGE COUNCIL MEMBERS JUAREZ, SAWANT, BRYANT, GONZALEZ, AND PACHECO ARE HERE WITH ME NOW. THANK YOU. >>OUR SECOND BUDGET ACTION IS HSD-2-A-1 FROM COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. IT ADDS $602,000 OF GENERAL FUND ONE TIME FOR A STUDY ON THE VALUE OF HUMAN SERVICES WORK. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. AND WILL YOU ALSO TELL ME ABOUT $602,000. WHERE DO WE GET THIS NUMBER? >>YES. AND THIS ITEM AND ALSO NUMBER THREE ARE BEING ADVOCATED BY THE SEATTLE HOME SERVICES COALITION. AND THE AMOUNT THAT WE REFLECTED HERE ON FORM B IS UPDATED FROM THE INITIAL DISCUSSION IN FORM A TO REFLECT A CORRECTION I RAISED VERBALLY DURING THE DISCUSSIONS INCLUDING A STUDY THAT WOULD COST $500,000 AND $102,000 THAT REMAINS, FOR PROVIDER STAFF TO COORDINATE WITH THE STUDY. AND THAT IS WHERE THE TWO COMES FROM. HUMAN SERVICES WORKERS AS WE KNOW CHRONICALLY UNDERPAID OFTEN INSISTING ON POVERTY WAGES THEMSELVES. YOU KNOW, AND IT SORT OF PUTS THEM IN THAT SAME CATEGORY AS THE POPULATION THEY ARE SERVING AND MANY OF THEM, IT IS A DEEPLY UNFORTUNATE REVOLVING DOOR BETWEEN THE POPULATION SERVING AND THE SERVICE PROVIDERS THEMSELVES. ESPECIALLY STRIKING THE POVERTY WAGES WERE GRUELING, DANGEROUS, AND HIGHLY SKILLED WORK THAT NOT EVERYBODY IS CAPABLE OF DOING. THIS WOULD FUND A STRATEGY BETWEEN HUMAN SERVICES WORK IN SEATTLE AND THE COMPENSATION FOR OTHER JOBS, REQUIRING SIMILAR LEVELS OF STRESS, EDUCATION, EXPERTISE, EXPOSURE TO DIFFICULTY AND DANGERS. AND OBVIOUSLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO ACTUALLY RAISE THE WAGES, NOT JUST DO A STUDY. BUT THE STUDY IS INTENDED AS ADVOCATES SAY TO USE THE RESULTS FROM WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR ADDRESSING THE CHRONICALLY LOW WAGES. >>GREAT. >>THANK YOU. AND THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE, OR ANY COMMENTS, PLEASE. >>I HAVE SOME COMMENTS. AND MAYBE SOME QUESTIONS SO I’M SUPPORTIVE OF THIS EFFORT. I THINK IT BUILDS ON THE WORK DONE BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA OVER THE LAST POLICY LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO PROVIDE THE INCREASE IN THE WAGES AND THE AGENCIES THAT WE WILL RELY ON TO DO SOME OF THE MOST CRITICAL HUMAN SERVICES WORK IN THE CITY. SO I SEE THIS AS BUILDING THE NEXT BUILDING BLOCK TO THAT BODY OF WORK, SO I APPRECIATE COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT FORWARDING BOTH OF THESE THROUGH OUR BUDGET PROCESS. JUST REALLY QUICKLY, WHEN I SPOKE WITH THE COALITION MEMBERS, I DIDN’T, I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY BELIEVED THAT THEY WOULD BE DOING THE WORK. I DON’T KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT IF YOU CAN GIVE US MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SORT OF WHO THE ORGANIZATION WOULD BECOME. IT IS PRETTY COMPLEX, COMPLEX WORK. AND WHEN I HAD THE CONVERSATION WITH MEMBERS OF THE COALITION, WASN’T LEFT WITH THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY WANTED TO HAVE THE DOLLARS EARMARKED FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO DO THE ACTUAL ANALYSIS. AND WHETHER THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE REQUIRING THIS WORK TO BE DONE IN MAKING SURE THAT WHOEVER DOES IT WILL BE WELL EQUIPPED TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. >>YES. I DIDN’ MEAN TO SUGGEST THE MONEY WOULD GO TO THE COALITION TO DO THAT STUDY AS THEY NEED EXPERIENCE IN DOING THAT KIND OF ANALYSIS. AND SO THE $500,000 IS FOR THE COALITION TO HIRE A RESEARCHER WHO WOULD HAVE THAT EXPERTISE. I DON’T BELIEVE WE KNOW WHO THAT IS. BUT THERE ARE RESEARCHERS, ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE DONE THIS KIND OF STUDY FOR OTHER STUDIES THAT COULD BE REPLICATED HERE. >>OKAY, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE CONTINUING TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS AROUND SORT OF WHO WILL DO THAT WORK AND THE IMPORTANCE IS GETTING THE FUNDING, SO THEY COULD GET DONE? >>AND I HAVE LOOKED INTO IT MYSELF JUST FROM THAT ECONOMIC STANDPOINT AND THERE ARE GROUPS OF RESEARCHER WHO IS HAVE DONE OTHER CITIES BECAUSE IT IS HARDLY THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL BE FACING THIS. AND SO THERE IS A BODY OF EXPERTISE THAT THEY COULD BUILD ON AND WE DON’T NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL TO APPLY IT TO THE DATA THAT WE HAVE HERE. >>I KNOW HERE IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE POLICY COMMITTEE, WE HAVE BEEN PRIVY AROUND THE FACT THAT EVEN WITH OUR OWN MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES IN SOME INSTANCES, 20 TO THREE YEARS SINCE WE LAST TOOK A LOOK AT THIS ISSUE AS IT WILL RELATE TO OUR OWN WORK FORCE. I JUST WONDER IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE RESOURCES AND THAT CONTACT POTENTIALLY OR USE SOME OF THE EXPERTISE TO DO THIS BODY OF WORK. I’M PLEASED AGAIN TO HEAR YOU’RE ADVANCING THIS. AND EXCITED THAT THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SORT OF FIGURE OUT HOW TO FINE TUNE THAT PROPOSAL AND SHOULD IT BE INCLUDED IN THAT REVISED BALANCING PACKAGE TO MAKE SURE WHOEVER SELECTED IS GOING TO BE WELL SUITED TO DO THE ANALYSIS. >>ABSOLUTELY. I AGREE. I THINK THERE IS A DIRE NEED TO EXTEND IT TO OTHER EMPLOYEES AND ESPECIALLY IN THE LOOMING RECESSION AND I FEEL LIKE THAT IS SOMETHING WE OWE. >>AND EITHER OF YOU KNOW IF SAN FRANCISCO HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS, MY UNDERSTANDING. THAT DO YOU KNOW IF THAT IS TRUE? >>I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT, BUT MAYBE COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT IS. >>YES, UC BERKELEY IS ONE OF THE CENTERS DOING IT. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT IT WILL BE ONE OF THOSE PLACES TO LOOK AT, BUT I COULDN’T TELL YOU IF THAT IS WHERE WE WILL GO AROUND. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. KING COUNTY IS A PART OF THE LEVY AS THEY WOULD HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF RESOURCES FOR A WAGE SURVEY AND FOR THE FOLKS THAT ARE FUNDED THROUGH THAT LEVY. AND IF THEY ARE FORMIDABLE THAT IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE TO BUILD UPON THAT WORK AS WELL, SO WE ARE JUST BUILDING UPON THAT. >>ARE THEY FOCUSING ON VETERANS? >>IT IS THE PROVIDERS. >>THE VETERANS AND SENIORS. AND HUMAN SERVICES LEVY, SO IT IS COLLECTING DATA FOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN FUNDED THROUGH THAT LEVY. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. I WOULD CAUTION THIS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHAT WE END UP DOING IS COMPARING THE SUPPRESSED WAGES WITHIN THAT INDUSTRY. >>RIGHT. >>SO WE KNOW THAT HUMAN SERVICE WORK IS ALREADY UNDERPAID AND SO WE WILL GET INTO A RISK IN THAT BOTTOM WHEN WE ARE COMPARING ONE TERRIBLE WAGE TO A LESS TERRIBLE WAGE AND SO THAT INTENT IS TO REALLY DO AN APPROPRIATE EVALUATION OF THE ACTUAL VALUE OF THE HUMAN SERVICES WORK. AS OPPOSED TO GETTING INTO A COMPARISON WITHIN THE INDUSTRY. SO I THINK THAT DATA WILL BE HELPFUL. SO THANK YOU FOR HIGLIGHTING THE FACT THAT THAT IS AVAILABLE AND IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY. BUT IT IS CERTAINLY THE STARTING POINT I WOULD SAY OF THE ANALYSIS. >>AND YEAH, I THINK THE COALITION HAS NOTICED THAT THAT STUDY WILL BE ABOUT THE COALITION AND WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RIGHT NOW AND NOT IN COMPARISON TO LESS WORK, BUT THE INDEPENDENT EJECTION EVALUATION OF THOSE SKILLS AND SERVICES. >>THANK YOU. >>AND SO THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME, RAISE YOUR HAND. GET THE COUNT? THANKS. OKAY. ITEM THREE IS ANOTHER GENERAL FUND REQUEST AT $102,000 FOR EQUITY ORGANIZING IN HUMAN SERVICES. >>YES, AS WE MENTIONED IT HAD IS AN ADD OF $102,000 OF ONGOING GENERAL FUNDS TO PILOT A RACIAL EQUITY ORGANIZING PROJECT. IT’S SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. >>THANK YOU. >>COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>YEAH, SO THIS IS DUE TO THE DISCUSSION THAT WE ALREADY HAD AND THE AMOUNT THAT WE DISCUSSED IN ITEM NUMBER TWO WAS A ONE-TIME AMOUNT FOR A STUDY AND A VALUE OF HUMAN SERVICES WORK. THIS IS A PROPOSAL FROM THE HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION FOR ONGOING ANALYSIS OF THE HUMAN SERVICES BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW THEY HAVE POINTED OUT AND AS YOU KNOW THEY DO NOT EXIST IN A VACUUM. PEOPLE OFTEN END UP BECOMING SORT OF VULNERABLE TO SITUATIONS THAT WILL MAKE THEM NEED THE HUMAN SERVICES BECAUSE OF MANY UNDERLINING IMPRESSIONS, INEQUALITY EXPLOITATION AND OFTEN FOR ESPECIALLY THE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. IT IS ON MANY FRONTS AND FOR THE PEOPLE IT WILL BE ON MANY FRONTS AND THAT WOULD FUND THE INITIATIVE BY THE HUMAN SERVICES COALITION TO INTEND TO PROVOID PEOPLE WHO RELY ON THE HUMAN SERVICES WITH ORGANIZING TOOLS TO ADVOCATE AROUND THAT OPPRESSION AND THERE IS NO DOUBT THIS KIND OF WORK IF WE KEEP IT ONGOING THEN IT WILL ALSO HAVE POSITIVE EFFECTS ON HOW MUCH PEOPLE END UP NEEDING HUMAN SERVICES. AND IT WILL ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE NOT NEED THE SERVICES AS MUCH AS THEY DID. KEEPING IN MIND THIS IS A MODEST EFFORT AND IT WILL NOT SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS, BUT A PART OF THE WHOLE. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO TO THE NEXT ITEM. >>THE NEXT ITEM IS CBA HSD-4-A- 1, WHICH WOULD ADD $60,000 OF GENERAL FUND ONGOING FOR STATEWIDE HUMAN SERVICE LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY. THERE’S CURRENTLY $25,000 IN THE BUDGET, IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THIS LINE ITEM, AND THIS WOULD BRING THE TOTAL TO $85,000. >>GREAT, COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>THANKS. THIS IS SOMETHING THIS COUNCIL HAS FUNDED EACH OF THE TEN YEARS I HAVE BEEN HERE. IT GOES TYPICALLY TO AN ORGANIZATION LIKE THE STATE- WIDE POVERTY ACTION NETWORK WHO HAVE A LOCAL PRESENCE IN OLYMPIA. UNLIKE OUR LOBBYING EFFORTS WITH OUR OWN OFFICER OF RELATIONS, THIS RELATIONSHIP HAS HELPED LEVERAGE, HELPED LEVERAGE AN ORGANIZATION THAT DOES WORK STATEWIDE TO NOT DIRECTLY LOBBY ON SEATTLE’S BEHALF, BUT ESSENTIALLY LOBBY ON THE INTEREST THAT WE SHARE WITH A LOT OF THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE WE KNOW SOMETIMES IN OLYMPIA WHEN THEY SHOW THAT THAT HAS A POWERFUL VOICE. SOMETIMES WHEN THEY SHOW UP IT COULD HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT. IT’S NICE TO HAVE ALLIES LIKE THE STATEWIDE POVERTY ACTION NETWORK. HELPING ADVANCE OUR CAUSE AND THIS MONEY WILL HELP THEM DO THAT WORK. >>OKAY, VERY GOOD. COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. THIS IS ITEM NUMBER FOUR. YOU GOT THE COUNT, LISA? GREAT. THANK YOU, WE WILL GO ON TO SUBSIDIZING TRANSIT PASSES FOR EMPLOYEES. THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD AND SHE’S ASKED ME TO SPEAK TO IT, SO PLEASE FRAME IT UP. >>THIS IS AGAIN KARINA BULL FROM COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF STAFF, THIS IS A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT AS YOU JUST MENTIONED, REQUESTING A REPORT FROM HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON SUBSIDIZING TRANSIT PASSES FOR EMPLOYEES OF THEIR CONTRACTED SERVICE PROVIDERS. AND IT IS BUILDING ON INFORMATION THAT WAS GATHERED FROM A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT FROM LAST YEAR FOR SDOT AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THAT’S 35-A-2. AND IN THAT REPORT THERE WERE SOME IDENTIFICATIONS OF CHALLENGES AND CONCERNS, SO THIS IS A FOLLOW UP OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE MORE TIME TO STUDY THOSE ISSUES. >>GREAT. JUST TO ADD ON SLIGHTLY. IT IS A SLIDE. IT IS REQUESTING A REPORT FROM HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON SUBSIDIZING TRANSIT PASSES FOR EMPLOYEES OF HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT CONTRACTED SERVICE PROVIDERS. AND COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD HAS A LIST OF REQUESTS ABOUT THE REPORT. HOW MANY EMPLOYEE SALARIES WOULD BE CONTINGENT ON FUNDING THROUGH HSD CONTRACTS AND WHAT ARE FEASIBLE METHODS, COSTS TO PROVIDE TO THOSE PROVIDER EMPLOYEES. WHAT BENEFITS OF THE CONTRACT SERVICES PROVIDERS THAT ALREADY OFFER THIS TO THE EMPLOYEES. IN OTHER WORDS IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP SUPPORT THE HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT CONTRACTED PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, SO THAT PEOPLE JUST HAVE BETTER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INTO SEATTLE AND DO THE WORK THAT THEY’RE HIRED TO DO. >>THIS IS SOMETHING I ALSO SUPPORT. IT IS VERY CONSISTENT. IT ANTICIPATES SOME WORK THAT’S HAPPENING IN SDOT AS WE CONTINUE TO INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH WORKPLACE TO TRANSIT PASSES. ONE OF THE CHALLENGES WE’LL RUN INTO, WE ARE ANTICIPATING IS AS WE TAKE STEPS TO EITHER INCENTAVIZE TO DO THE WORK BECAUSE THE HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACTORS DON’T HAVE VERY GOOD ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF REVENUE IF THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR EMPLOYEES TRANSIT PASSES. OFTEN THEIR ONLY CHOICE WOULD BE TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM EMPLOYEES, AND THAT’S NOT WHAT WE WANT TO SEE. SO UNDERSTAND WAG THIS MODEL LOOKS LIKE AND HAVING INFORMATION SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD, WE’LL SEE THE OTHER INFORMATION AS WE GET TO SDOT LATER TODAY HOW THIS WILL IMPACT THE ORGANIZATIONS. I THINK IT WILL BE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL. >>ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME TO SUPPORT THIS SLIDE RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY, LOOKS UNANIMOUS, LISA. >>THANK YOU. >>OKAY. ITEM NUMBER SIX. >>ITEM SIX ON THE AGENDA IS COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION HSD-10-A- 1, WHICH WOULD ADD $30,000 OF ONGOING GENERAL FUND TO SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION AND ACTIVITIES FOR LOW INCOME SENIORS. THERE’S ACTUALLY TWO SEPARATE ACTIONS WITHIN THIS. OF THE $30,000, $10,000 WOULD INCREASE THE FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUBSIDIZE BUS PASSES AND SUPPORT SENIOR ACTIVITIES AND MEALS PROVIDED BY A NON-PROFIT BASED ORGANIZATION. THIS WOULD BE ADDED TO APPROXIMATELY $26,000 IN THE BUDGET FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE REMAINING $20,000 WOULD SUPPORT A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION SUCH AS THE ASIAN COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT BUS TICKETS AND FITNESS AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS, WHICH WAS A PART OF THE 2019 BUDGET, BUT NOT THE 2020 BUDGET. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>THANK YOU, AMY. AND JUST TO ADD TO THAT. MANY OF US HAVE SEEN THE INCREDIBLE ADVOCACY WORK THAT THE SENIORS THEMSELVES HAVE DONE WITH THE DIRECTION OF THE SENIOR ASSOCIATION LED BY DEDICATED COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS LIKE KIM LUNDGREN. AND WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER ABOUT THIS IS THEY ARE ALL LOW INCOME AND THEY ARE ACTIVE AND VIBRANT IN THEIR COMMUNITY. THEY ARE QUITE AN INSPIRATION TO YOUNGER PEOPLE IN TERMS OF HOW ACTIVELY ENGAGED THEY ARE IN THE DEMOCRATIC DISCUSSIONS. AND THE FUNDS THAT WE HAVE PROVIDED IN THE PAST HAVE FUNDED BUS PASSES AND FOR THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN CULTURAL ACTIVITY, WHICH WE KNOW THROUGH CLINICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES THAT ESPECIALLY FOR OUR ELDES, IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THEIR PHYSICAL WELL BEING AND MENTAL WELL BEING THAT THEY ARE CONNECTED WITH THE LARGER COMMUNITY IN ALLOWING THEM THE MOBILITY, AFFORDABLE MOBILITY TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITY IS A KEY PART OF KEEPING THEM IN GOOD HEALTH. AND AS AMY SAID, $26,000 IS CONSISTENT WITH LAST YEAR AND FOR THE BUS PROGRAM. AND A NUMBER OF SENIORS THAT THEY SERVE HAVE DRAMATICALLY RISEN. PRECISELY BECAUSE OF HOW SUCCESSFULLY THEY HAVE USED THE FUNDS AND HOW EFFECTIVE THEY ARE IN THEIR WORK AND THE BUDGET AMENDMENT WOULD INCLUDE $10,000 TO INCREASE THAT SERVICE AND TO COVER THE EXPANDED NEEDS. AND THEN AS AMY WAS SAYING, IT’S A FISCAL SPONSOR OF THE VSA’S OR THE $14,000 TO BE ABLE TO DO SIMILAR WORK FOR OTHER SENIOR PROGRAMS THAT THEY WOULD SUPPORT BECAUSE IT IS A NUMBER ALLOWING THEM TO SUPPORT THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS. AND THEN THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT, THE $20,000 TO RESTORE AND EXPAND THE SERVICES FOR THESE PROGRAMS. AND IN OUR OFFICE, WE WOULD TALK TO THEM AND THEY SAID THAT THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMING SERVICES, THEY WILL GO A VERY LONG WAY TO BE APPRECIATED. BY THE WAY, THANK YOU, AMY, FOR TRACKING DOWN THE AMOUNTS THAT WE NEEDED. THEY WERE NOT CLEAR WHEN THEY DID THE INITIAL DISCUSSION. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. AND SAWANT, THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR THE WORK IN SUPPORTING OUR SENIORS. AND NOW COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>I JUST HAVE A QUESTION FOR HERBOLD. WHEN YOU SAW THE EXPENDITURES, DID YOU SEE ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THIS BEING FUNDED AS A PART OF TRANSPORTATION NEEDS FOR SENIORS? >>YOU CAUGHT ME MULTI-TASKING. >>YES. >>I CAN ANSWER THE QUESTION. >>OR THE CENTRAL STAFF QUESTION. >>WOULD PROGRAMS LIKE THIS BE FUNDED POTENTIALLY? >>MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE TRANSPORTATION VOUCHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WOULD BE DESIGNED MORE LIKE THE KING COUNTY METRO SCRIPT PROGRAM, WHICH IS FOCUSED ON RIDES THROUGH FOR-HIRE VEHICLES RATHER THAN BUS PASSES, PARTICULARLY FOR FOLKS WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE ACCESS OR MOBILITY TO USE THE BUSES AS EASILY. >>OKAY. OTHER COMMENTS? AND DO YOU WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS ITEM? RAISE YOUR HAND. THIS IS TO BE CO-SPONSORS. OKAY, VERY GOOD. >>MOVE ON TO ITEM SEVEN, PLEASE. ú>>ITEM SEVEN IS COUNCIL BUDGE ACTION 20-A-1 AND IT WOULD IMPOSE A PROVISO ON HSD’S UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM FUNDS FROM COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE ABOUT THE BUDGET, THERE’S AN ADDITIONAL $169,000 IN THE BUDGET FOR TWO NEW FTE TO SUPPORT THE UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM, PARTICULARLY PROGRAM INTAKE AND SUPPORT POSITIONS. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA WOULD LIKE THIS ACTION TO IMPOSE A PROVISO ON HALF OF THOSE FUNDS, SO THAT HSD CAN BRING THOSE TWO NEW FTE ON AND THEY COULD HELP ESTABLISH THE WARM HANDOFF AND THE DEDICATED SERVICE PROVIDER LINE AND THEN HAVE HSD COME TO COUNCIL TO ADMINISTRATE THAT THEY HAVE ENACTED THOSE PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS AND THEN RELEASE THE REMAINDER OF THE FUNDS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN IS SPEAKING TO THIS, I BELIEVE. WRONG? OKAY, THANK YOU. WANT? >>AND SO YES AS AMY IS SAYING THIS IS, THIS ACTION WOULD IMPOSE A PROVISO FOR THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET BEGINNING MANY JULY OF 2020 TO BE LIFTED AFTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DEDICATED SERVICE PROVIDER LINE AND WARM HANDOFF PROCESS. AND WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE PROVIDERS THAT ARE REPORTING LONG WAIT TIMES ON THE EXISTING CUSTOMER SERVICE PHONE LINE AND A DEDICATED LINE. AND WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA’S OFFICE IS CALLING A WARM HANDOFF WOULD INSIST IN THE ENROLLMENT OF THE CUSTOMERS. NOW AGAIN WE DON’T NEED STUDIES TO TELL US THIS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE STUDIES IF WE NEED TO. TO SHOW THE POPULATION THAT NEEDS TO ACCESS THAT DISCOUNT PROGRAM IS ALREADY VULNERABLE ON MANY FRONTS. WE DON’T WANT TO PRESENT MORE OBSTACLES, SO STUDIES SHOW THE FEWER OBSTACLES THAT THERE ARE IN RULING IN THESE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS, THE BETTER THE UTILIZATION RATE IS OF THESE PROGRAMS AND MORE EFFICIENT USE OF THE SERVICE PROVIDERS AND CUSTOMER’S TIME. SO I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING MORE TO ADD OTHER THAN THANKING COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA TO DOING THIS. IN THE FIRST YEAR I WAS HERE, WE REALLY PUSHED FOR AND OPT OUT OF THE KIND OF PROGRAM, WHICH MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE, AND IT HAS MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE, WHICH MEANS NOW PEOPLE ARE ENROLLING IN BIGGER NUMBERS THAN THEY WERE BEFORE. SO THIS WOULD REALLY HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AGAIN. >>COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. LISA, JUST LOOK UP AT ME WHEN YOU’VE GOT THE COUNT, OKAY? THANK YOU. >>OKAY, OUR NEXT ITEM IS ITEM NUMBER EIGHT ON THE AGENDA AND IT IS COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION HSD- 21-A-1. IT WOULD ADD $30,000 OF ONGOING GENERAL FUND FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING JOB SEEKERS. IT’S FROM COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. I JUST WANTED TO ADD I’M WORKING WITH THE EXEC TO MAKE SURE WHICH DEPARTMENT THIS SHOULD GO TO. IT MIGHT BE MORE APPROPRIATE FOR THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BUT IF YOU WANT TO KEEP SPEAKING ABOUT IT. >>RIGHT, THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>RIGHT, I AGREE WITH THAT. JUST TO SUGGEST THAT MAYBE CHAIR, WE DO A TIER ONE, TIER TWO ON THIS BECAUSE WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR SOME INFORMATION, AND I’LL EXPLAIN IN A SECOND WHAT I MEAN. THIS IS SOMETHING MATT MCGREGOR AND OTHER TRANS COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE ADVOCATING FOR. I FEEL WE WOULD ALL STRONGLY SUPPORT THIS. I STRONGLY SUPPORT THIS BECAUSE WE KNOW TRANS PEOPLE HAVE HIGH UNDEREMPLOYMENT SPECIFICALLY STEMMING OF DISCRIMINATION. AND THIS PROGRAM IF WE FUND IT WOULD PAY FOR UP TO 200 PEOPLE TO GET JOB SEARCH SUPPORT WITH THE NEEDS OF TRANSFORMING PEOPLE. IT IS VERY MODEST AND IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE BECAUSE IT IS ALSO A PERSON THAT’S TALKING TO YOU AND GIVING YOU HELP. AND WE HAVE FOUND THANKS TO AMY’S HELP THAT THERE ARE SIMILAR PROGRAMS THAT THE CITY WILL CONTRACT WITH. WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE FUNDING IS FOR EXISTING PROGRAMS OF A SIMILAR NATURE AND HOW MUCH MORE FUNDING. I MEAN ONE THING THAT I WILL SAY, OF COURSE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN HOW MODEST THIS AMOUNT IS AND GIVEN THE NEED OF TRANS IN THE COMMUNITY. I DON’T THINK IF WE ALLOCATE $30,000 THAT IT WILL BE WASTED. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THEY WILL PUT IT TO GOOD USE. BUT WE’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THIS PROGRAM SITS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN FUNDED. I ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THEY HAVE A CONVERSATION AMONGST EACH OTHER TO FIGURE THAT OUT. >>AND SO I’M HAPPY TO DO THE TIER ONE AND TIER TWO. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTATION? >>OR JUST STRAIGHT UP HOLDING, THAT’S FINE. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. I’M INTERESTED TOO IF YOU WILL GET BACK TO ME AND OBVIOUSLY YOU WILL BY TOMORROW WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER. BUT HOW MUCH OTHER RESOURCES ARE GOING INTO THIS WORK EITHER WITH ANYONE ELSE. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAMES TO THIS AS A CO- SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. GOOD. >>COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ IF YOU WILL TEE THIS UP. >>THE NEXT ITEM IS COUNCIL BUDGET ACTION HSD-30-A-1. IT WOULD ADD $150,000 OF ONGOING GENERAL FUND FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS THROUGH SPORTS. >>THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ? >>THANK YOU. AS YOU KNOW YOU HAVE ALL HEARD THROUGH PUBLIC COMMENT. YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE OUTPOURING SUPPORT FOR THESE TYPES OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT HEAL OUR YOUTH. I KNOW I HAVE GONE OVER THIS BEFORE IN THE ENCOUNTERS THAT OUR YOUTH FACE OR OUR AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVE. THIS IS A NATIVE-LED ORGANIZATION THAT EMPOWERS OUR NATIVE YOUTHS TO LIVE HEALTHY LIVES BY PROVIDING ENHANCEMENT. BUT TO BE FRANK WITH YOU, THIS IS REALLY WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT WITH RISE ABOVE. AND ITS CORE, RISE ABOVE EMBODIES PRETTY MUCH WHAT WE SEE IN INDIAN COUNTRY, THE MODERN DAY PRINCIPLES OF KINSHIP. KINSHIP IS ANY PROGRAM, ANY GROUP, ANY ORGANIZATION, ANY ACTIVITY THAT BRINGS OUR ELDERS, OUR ADULTS, OUR CHILDREN TOGETHER TO ANYTHING POSITIVE TO AFFECT THEIR LIVES FOREVER. KINSHIP MEANS THAT WE HEAL EACH OTHER, THAT WE COMFORT EACH OTHER, THAT WE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, AND IT’S ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THIS THAT HAVE GIVEN TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, NOT JUST FOR ALASKA NATIVE AND NATIVE AMERICAN, BUT FOR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL. WHEN WE SEE AN ORGANIZATION AND WE SEE A PROGRAM THAT’S WORKING, I THINK THAT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO FUND IT AND THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE, THANK YOU. >>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU. ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO ADD I’M VERY IMPRESSED WITH BRAD MEYERS AND WITH COACH LENNY WILKINS IN THE BOARD AND WHAT THEY’RE DOING WITH THE NUMBER OF YOUTH THAT THEY’VE REACHED OUT TO AND BROUGHT THEM IN. NOT JUST ON SPORTS, BUT THE SPORTSMANSHIP AND THE EDUCATION OF BUILDING, SO THANKS FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A SPONSOR TO THIS, RAISE YOUR HAND. GOOD, THANK YOU. THE NEXT ONE IS ITEM 10 AND IT’S ADDING $186,300 GENERAL FUND MONEY FOR LEGAL SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS. I BELIEVE THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>YES. I DON’T HAVE MUCH TO ADD TO THAT. IT IS $186,000 ONGOING FUNDS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THIS IS SOMETHING THE COALITION IS ADVOCATING FOR, SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS WE KNOW GET CAUGHT IN REALLY COMPLICATED LEGAL SITUATIONS AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM INVESTIGATES AND/OR PROSECUTE THE ASSAULT OR THE NEED TO DEFEND THE SURVIVOR’S PRIVACY. IN THE ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS DEFENDING WORKPLACE RIGHTS IF THE ATTACK HAPPENS AT WORK OR IF IT HAPPENED AT SCHOOL, FOR STUDENTS. THIS WOULD FUND LEGAL SUPPORT THAT’S SINGLE MINDEDLY FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING THE NEEDS AND WISHES OF THE SURVIVORS. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. >>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. LET’S MOVE TO THE NEXT ITEM, WHICH IS ITEM 11, ADDING $2 MILLION ONE-TIME FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT A HEALTH CLINIC. THIS HAPPENS TO BE MINE. YOU CAN KICK IT OFF FOR ME. >>I’M HAPPY TO. THIS IS BY CHAIR BAGSHAW. THIS IS $2 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT A HEALTH CLINIC LOCATED WITHIN A PERMANENT HOUSING SOCIETY AND INSPIRATION FOR THIS COMES FROM THE BILL HOPS COMPREHENSIVE CLINIC, WHICH WILL BE PLACED IN A DES SAFE FACILITY. OBVIOUSLY $2 MILLION IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR THE ENTIRE PROJECT. IT’S A $22 MILLION PROJECT, AND THIS WOULD BE A PORTION OF THAT. THERE IS OTHER FUNDING COMING FROM THE STATE AS WELL AS PRIVATE CAPITAL. AND THE GIST OF THIS IS NOT TOO MUCH OF THE MONEY TO SUPPORT THE CREATION OF THE HEALTH CLINIC AND THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB, WHICH IS IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. COLLEAGUES I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON THIS. AND DANNY ALONE CAME TO SPEAK TO ME ABOUT IT A FEW WEEKS AGO. I KNEW THEY WERE RAISING MONEY. AND IT IS DOWN ON RAINIER AND ROUGHLY RAINIER AND PLUM. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE BROKEN GROUND. THEY’VE GOT MOST OF THE MONEY TO COVER FOR THE LOW INCOME HOUSING AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING THAT WILL BE ABOVE. BUT WE’RE RAISING MONEY FOR THE CLINIC. IT HAS GREAT SUPPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. AND THE HARBOR VIEW MEDICAL CENTER. THIS IS THE WORK THAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING SO HARD TO ACCOMPLISH, SO I’M ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON THIS. COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>I STRONGLY SUPPORT IT. >>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT, OTHER COMMENTS? AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. >>OUR NEXT ITEM IS 12, CBA HSD- 51-A-1, ADDING $55,000 IN GENERAL FUND, ONE-TIME FUNDS TO HSD FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT ARE TARGETED TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DIASPORA ON HIV/AIDS, AND CHRONIC DISEASE FUNDING. THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS IS ONE RESEARCH AGENCY THAT WOULD SUPPORT THIS IS THE AFRICAN AMERICANS HEALTH PROGRAM, AN ORGANIZATION THAT DOESN’T CURRENTLY PROVIDE SERVICES IN SEATTLE, BUT THIS WOULD CREATE THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO BE FRANK PROVIDING THE SERVICES. PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBER HARRELL. >>THANK YOU. YOU HEARD TESTIMONY FROM ALY BARNES AND TOM RASMUSSEN AND THE NEED TO SHOW THE GAP IN BOTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE TO PARTICULARLY PEOPLE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN DECENT WHO ARE LIVING AND DEALING WITH HIV/AIDS. THIS ORGANIZATION IS DOING SOME PHENOMENAL WORK AND THEY WANT TO DESPERATELY COME WITHIN THE CITY TO DO THE WORK. THIS MODEST INVESTMENT OF $55,000 GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. VERY FOCUSED WORK. THIS ONE PARTICULAR GROUP, AFRICAN AMERICANS REACH AND TEACH HEALTH IS DOING PHENOMENAL WORK. SO WE THINK THIS SORT OF DEFICIENCY AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY WITHIN THE CITY PARTICULARLY WITH PEOPLE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN DECENT ON COPING WITH HIV/AIDS IS INCREDIBLY NEEDED. I HOPE YOU ALL LOOK AT THIS FAVORABLY. AGAIN YOU HEARD SOME PRETTY PASSIONATE TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF THIS FROM THE COMMUNITY. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN, I’M SORRY, I WAS JUMPING INTO THE NEXT ITEM. ANYBODY HAVE SOME COMMENTS ON THIS? >>DID YOU HEAR A WORD I SAID? >>YES, ABSOLUTELY. WANT ME TO REPEAT IT BACK? AND NO OTHER COMMENTS? AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU NEXT ITEM NUMBER 13 IS HSD-52-A- 1, ADDING $500,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND AND ONE-TIME FUNDING TO HSD FOR METHAMPHETAMINE RESEARCH PILOT. THIS WOULD LOOK INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF USING A MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT APPROACH FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE METHAMPHETAMINE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER. THIS IS PUT FORWARD BY COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN. >>THANKS, JEFF. COLLEAGUES, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS A BIT BEFORE. I WILL JUST REPEAT FOR THE PUBLIC. FOR THE CRISIS THAT WE’RE IN, WE DO HAVE SOME MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT, WHICH MEANS THE CLINICS THAT YOU COULD SEND PEOPLE TO WHO WANT TO WORK THEIR WAY OFF AND IT WILL BE A VERY POWERFUL PROGRAM TO HAVE THAT. THERE IS NOT A PARALLEL FOR FOLKS WHO ARE ADDICTED TO METHAMPHETAMINE. AND WE HAVE SEEN STEADILY INCREASING RISE IN THE NUMBER OF FOLKS THAT ARE USING METHAMPHETAMINE IN THE STREETS OF SEATTLE. AND WITHOUT MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT OPTIONS THAT WILL REALLY LIMIT WHAT THE SERVICE PROVIDERS COULD DO TO HELP THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO GET STABILIZED BACK INTO SOCIETY. THERE IS A SUGGESTION THAT USING THIS PROCESS THAT WHAT WE ARE HOPING TO FIND A MEDICALLY INSISTED PROGRAM THAT MEANT WORK. WITH THIS $500,000 TO FUND A PROPOSAL. THIS PROPOSAL IS PUT FORWARD BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER WHO WORKS WITH EVERGREEN TREATMENT SERVICES TO RUN A STUDY. IT WOULD BE A CONTROLLED STUDY FOR THE POPULATIONS, ONE WOULD BE RECEIVING THE PLACEBO. I THINK THAT IT WILL RUN OVER 20 WEEKS, 25 WEEKS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND ALL OF — IT’S A RELATIVELY MODERATE SIZED STUDY, BUT TO SEE IF THESE PROGRAMS WORK. COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, YOU ASKED IF THIS IS A GOOD CHUNK OF MONEY, $500,000 COULD BE SCALED DOWN. WE CAN ASK THOSE QUESTIONS. I BELIEVE IT IS A FAIRLY MODERATE SIZED STUDY TO GET SOME USEFUL DATA ON WHAT WORKS. YOU NEED TO HAVE SOME MINIMUM POPULATION SIZES, SO I WILL MAKE SURE TO ASK THAT QUESTION TO SEE IF THERE IS A SMALLER STUDY TO WORK OR NOT. BUT I FEAR THAT WITHOUT HAVING, WITHOUT SEATTLE AND FRANKLY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD BENEFIT PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD, SO MAYBE THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP FUND IT ELSEWHERE. BUT WITH THE CONTINUED RISE FROM METHAMPHETAMINE, WE NEED TO FIND BETTER TREATMENT AND ALTERNATIVES THAN WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE. SO IT WILL BE GREAT TO SEE US FUND THIS FIRST STEP. I ALSO RECOMMEND BUDGET CONSTRAINTS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN, DO YOU KNOW WHETHER SEATTLE, KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS WEIGHED IN AND WHETHER KING COUNTY GENERALLY? >>MY UNDERSTANDING IN READING THE PROPOSAL, THE FOLKS WORKING ON THIS, THEY HAVE BEEN COLLABORATING WITH ALL THE PLAYERS IN THIS REALM. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF FINDING THE FUNDING. I DON’T KNOW WHAT OPPORTUNITY THERE IS ARE FOR OTHER FUNDING. >>GOOD, THANK YOU FOR THAT. AND I’LL SCRATCH THE SURFACE. SO WE’RE NOT SITTING HERE TO SEE WHAT WE COULD LEARN FROM KING COUNTY BECAUSE I KNOW OUR KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, DAN SADDLEBURG HAS BEEN VERY INTERESTED IN TRYING TO FIND SOME ALTERNATIVES TO METHAMPHETAMINE. BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT SUBOXONE WORKS WITH OPIOID ADDICTION. WE HAVEN’T HAD ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN TRULY SUCCESSFUL. WE WANT TO SEE THE MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT PROGRAMS EXPAND, MAKE THEM AVAILABLE BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE WILL WORK FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS. SO WE WILL SEE WHAT WE COULD DO AND SEE WHAT PUBLIC HEALTH IS DOING AND ALSO IS HE THE LEAD ON THIS? DR. KAYLA? >>NO. IT IS A DIFFERENT. I THINK IT IS A SHE. I DON’T HAVE HER NAME. BUT I KNOW THAT THEY COULD TELL YOU THE NAME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IT. >>WE COULD PICK UP ON THAT. >>I HAVE THE REPORT AND THAT IT WILL BE GOOD AND YOU KNOW THE BREAK DOWN OF THE $500,000, YOU KNOW, THAT IT WILL BREAK IT DOWN TO THE NUMBER OF PILLS THAT WE WOULD NEED TO BUY AND THE NUMBER OF PLACEBOS THAT YOU NEED TO BUY. IT WILL BE VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT DESIGNED PROGRAMS. >>ALL RIGHT, I UNDERSTAND. COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ? >>YES, I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN FOR THIS. WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THIS METHAMPHETAMINE ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN RAGING AND NOT JUST IN KING COUNTY, BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT IN ANY COUNTY ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND I KNOW THIS VERY SELDOM — THIS IS WHERE WHEN WE LOOK AT PUTTING MONEY IN FOR PREVENTION SERVICES, AND WHEN WE INVEST UPSTREAM THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO LOOK DOWNSTREAM AND START INVESTING EVEN MORE FOR TREATMENT. SO I WANT TO THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN FOR KIND OF BEING ON BOTH ENDS OF THAT. UNDERSTANDING HOW WE INVEST UPSTREAM FOR PREVENTION SERVICES, BUT WE ALSO UNDERSTAND WHEN THAT DOESN’T WORK THAT DOWNSTREAM WE LOOK AT TREATMENT SERVICES, SO WE CAN PROTECT AND STILL CARE FOR THOSE. WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS ALWAYS TOLD AND TAUGHT BY MY UNCLE BILLY, THAT WE DON’T THROW PEOPLE WHEREVER THEY ARE IN THE RIVER, SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS. >>GREAT, THANK YOU FOR THAT. OTHER COMMENTS? >>JUST REAL QUICKLY. >>PLEASE. >>SO COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN, I NOTICED THIS PARTICULAR SHEET ADDS THE ONE-TIME FUNDS AND THEN THERE’S A SECOND SHEET THAT IS A PROVISO. THAT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE THE SAME OR RELATED, NO? >>I CAN SPEAK TO THAT IN A MINUTE. THE SECOND SHEET IS RELATED TO FUNDING THAT WE ADDED LAST YEAR TO OPIOID ADDICTION AND TREATMENT SERVICES FROM THAT SERVICE. >>BUT THE TWO ARE NOT CONNECTED? >>THEY’RE NOT CONNECTED. >>IN TERMS OF THE FUNDING REVENUE STREAM, NOT IN TERMS OF THE ACTUAL? >>CORRECT. >>THE ACTUAL TOPIC AREA. >>YEAH. >>AND SO IN TERMS OF THE PROPOSAL THAT YOU’RE MAKING, WHICH I’M SUPPORTIVE OF, FROM THE WAY THAT I READ IT, IT IS PRIMARILY FUNDING A STUDY IN THIS SPACE. AND MAYBE THIS IS A TECHNICALITY. IS IT CALLING IT A PILOT PER SE? OR I MEAN I’M SORT OF STRUGGLING WITH THE PHRASING OF A PILOT IF REALLY THE DOLLARS ARE BEING USED TO DO A STUDY IN THIS SPACE. >>YOU KNOW I’M NOT THE EXPERT ON DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN THE TWO TERMS. MY INTERPRETATION, AND I’M LOOKING AT SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS HERE IS THAT IT IS REALLY A STUDY. BUT I GUESS IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A PILOT. I’M TRYING TO FIND THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS. I THINK IT’S ABOUT 30 INDIVIDUALS, HALF OF WHOM WOULD GET THE DRUG AND HALF THE PLACEBO. SO THE POINT AND AT THE END OF 20 WEEKS, THE STUDY ENDS AND THEN THEY WRITE THE PAPER AND GIVE US THE INFORMATION. I IMAGINE THEY WILL HOPEFULLY FIND SOME ASPECTS THAT SEEM TO WORK WITH CERTAIN FOLKS AND SOME THAT NEED TO BE FURTHER STUDIED. AND SO I THINK IT’S A LITTLE IN MY MIND AT LEAST A PILOT WOULD MAYBE BE A LITTLE MORE LONGER TERM AND ROBUST. AND WE HAVE THIS CONCEPT, WE WANT TO SEE IF IT WILL BE POSITIVE AND WORTH PURSUING IN THE NEXT STEP. AND I IMAGINE BEFORE METHADONE BECAME A MAJOR TREATMENT AND OPPORTUNITY THERE WERE PROBABLY MULTIPLE STEPS ALONG THE WAY AND THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST ONES. COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, THE WOMAN WHO IS RUNNING IT IS DR. JUDITH, I’M NOT SURE HOW TO SAY HER LAST NAME, SUEY, WHO IS AN M.D. AND HAS A MASTER’S IN PUBLIC HEALTH. AND SO ANY WAY I COULD GET MORE INFORMATION IF YOU WOULD LIKE ON THAT. >>PROVIDE A LITTLE MORE CONTEXT, THAT’S HELPFUL. >>AND SOME OF THE DETAILS MIGHT HAVE CHANGED AS THE PROPOSALS HAVE EVOLVED. I UNDERSTAND IT WOULD BE A RESEARCH TRIAL TO INCLUDE 40 PEOPLE. SO HALF OF THE CONTROL GROUP AND HALF OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP. AND IT IS A COMMON DRUG USED FOR ADHD. ALTHOUGH I THINK IT IS ONLY MAYBE $9,000, $10,000 HERE THAT WOULD PAY FOR THE ACTUAL MEDICATION THAT WOULD BE ADMINISTERED. MY UNDERSTANDING IS ALSO SOME OF THESE INDIVIDUALS COULD HAVE THAT PAID FOR THROUGH THEIR REGULAR INSURANCE OR MEDICAID BECAUSE IT WOULD BE AN OFF- LABEL USE OF THAT PRESCRIPTION. AND THAT IS HOW SOME OF THE ACTUAL MEDICAL THERAPY WOULD BE PROVIDED AND THEN THE MAJORITY OF THE FUNDING WOULD FOCUS ON EVALUATING THE EFFECTS. SO THERE IS A LOT OF FOCUS ON THE TESTING, THINGS LIKE THAT TO LOOK AT THE TREATMENT. >>THAT IS REALLY HELPFUL. I’M LOOKING AT THE SAME MATERIALS. IT’S A THREE-PAGE LETTER FROM THE GOOD DOCTOR. FOLKS OVER AT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION THAT REALLY SORT OF DIG INTO THIS SPECIFIC DETAILS OF WHAT THIS WOULD FUND. SO I GUESS USUALLY WHEN WE DO PILOT PROGRAMS, WE TEND TO WANT TO SEE, YOU KNOW, LIKE A LOT OF DETAILS BEFORE WE ACTUALLY RELEASE THE FUNDS INTO A PILOT PROJECT. SO I WAS JUST CURIOUS TO THE TERMINOLOGY BECAUSE I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO BE INCONSISTENT IN HOW WE APPLY THAT TYPE OF STANDARD, AND ALSO JUST WANTED TO BE REALLY CONSCIENTIOUS AND TRANSPARENT WITH THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT WE’RE ACTUALLY FUNDING. SO IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT WE’RE DOING IS REALLY JUST FUNDING AN EXPERIMENTAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS IN THIS SPACE TO DO SOME TESTING OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS SPECIFIC TO METHAMPHETAMINE AS OPPOSED TO, YOU KNOW, WE’RE STARTING A SMALL-SCALE PROJECT THAT WE INTEND TO POTENTIALLY NO LONGER DO IN THE FUTURE. I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF CLARITY AROUND THAT TERMINOLOGY AS WE CONTINUE TO FORWARD AND ADVANCE THIS PROPOSAL. >>OKAY, GOOD, THANK YOU. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR ON THIS ITEM NUMBER 13, RAISE YOUR HAND. GOOD, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS AND THE WORK AND FOR ALL OF THE WORK FROM YOU IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY. I APPRECIATE THIS. OKAY, ITEM 14, PROVIDES A PROVISO ON FUNDING. >>I GOT SOME INFORMATION ON THE PRESEATING ITEM NUMBER 12 THAT WAS FAVORABLY RECEIVED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH. THEY ARE PROVIDING A LOT OF SERVICES AND PROGRAMS IN SEATTLE ALREADY. AND THEY SENT MEARTICLES OR MY STAFF ARTICLES. THEY ARE ALL WATCHING THE PRESENTATION. SO WE THOUGHT THESE LOVELY FOLKS WERE THE ONLY ONES WATCHING. THEY WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT. SO I WANTED TO GET THE RECORD RIGHT FOR THEM. >>THANK YOU. THAT WAS PERHAPS A MISUNDERSTANDING. MIGHT HAVE BEEN INDICATED THAT THEY DON’T CURRENTLY FUND IT. >>AND LITERALLY SENT ME ARTICLES IN THE SEATTLE NEWS ON THE PROGRAMS OFFERED IN SEATTLE. AND SO THEY VERIFIED. THEY DIDN’T JUST SAY IT, BUT VERIFIED IT WITH MY STAFF. SO THANK YOU. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>ITEM 14, PLEASE. >>SURE, IMPOSING A PROVISO ON FUNDING FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAMS. AND COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ AND O’BRIEN NOTED, THIS IS SEPARATE FROM WHAT WE JUST DISCUSSED. THERE’S CURRENTLY FUNDING BOTH IN THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET AS WELL AS THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER TREATMENT. THIS PROVISO WOULD CLARIFY THAT FUNDING IS INTENDED TO BE ONGOING, SO KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH COULD CONTINUE PROVIDING THOSE SERVICES AND IT IS DONE THROUGH THE USE OF PROVISO TO ENSURE THAT INTENTION IS CLEAR. >>GOOD,THANK YOU. PLEASE, COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>WHEN WE ALLOCATED THIS IN THE BUDGET LAST YEAR IT WAS IN PART BECAUSE WE KNEW SOME OF OUR PROVIDERS WERE AT CAPACITY MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE FUNDING THAT WE ALLOCATED LAST YEAR EITHER JUST RECENTLY WENT OUT THE DOOR OR IS ABOUT TO GO OUT THE DOOR, SO THE FUNDING THAT WE ALLOCATED FOR THE 2019 BUDGET WILL LIKELY COVER THE EXPANSION FOR 2020 BECAUSE OF THE DELAY IN GETTING THAT CONTRACT OUT. >>AND THERE IS FUNDING BOTH IN 2019 AND 2020. AND SO I DON’T KNOW THE SPECIFICS OF THE RATES, PRESUMABLY SOME CARRY OVER. BUT THE WAY THAT I UNDERSTAND THIS AMOUNT IS BEING USED AND THERE IS SOME CARE IN A WAY THEY COULD OFFSET THAT TO ENABLE THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES THAT WOULD HAVE GONE UNCOMPENSATED OR REIMBURSED SO MORE SERVICES COULD BE PROVIDED. >>THAT IS GREAT. THIS DOES NOT HAVE AN IMPLICATION ON THE BUDGET IN FRONT OF US. WHAT IT DOES IS JUST MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THIS WAS UNTENDED TO BE AN ONGOING SOURCE UNTIL WE HAVE TURNED THAT CORNER ON SOME OF THE ADDICTION CRISIS THAT IS OUT THERE IN THE STREETS, AND SO IT WILL SIGNAL THE BUDGET OFFICE THAT WHEN THEY COME BACK A YEAR FROM NOW WITH THAT 2021 BUDGET THAT THIS SHOULD BE TREATED AS ONGOING AS OPPOSE TODAY A ONE-TIME COMMENT. >>ALL RIGHT, I UNDERSTAND. COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND, PLEASE. GOOD. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, ITEM NUMBER 15 IS HARM REDUCTION OUTREACH PROGRAM. >>SURE, IT’S ADDING $280,000 — >> IT IS TERESA MOSQUEDA. WHO IS SPEAKING TO THIS ONE? COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, THANK YOU. >>THIS ADDS $280,000 IN GENERAL FUND TO HSD FOR HARM REDUCTION OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR STREET-BASED SEX WORKERS AND DRUG USERS. THIS IS PROVIDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>VERY GOOD. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>AND SO THESE ARE THE POINTS THAT COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA WOULD LIKE US TO INCLUDE IN THIS DISCUSSION THAT WITH THE SHUTDOWN OF THE WEBSITES LIKE BACKPAGE, MANY WORKERS HAVE BEEN FORCED BACK INTO STREET- BASED WORK WHERE THEY ARE ACTUALLY LESS SAFE. AND THERE ARE FEWER ADVANCED SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE TO EFFECTIVELY PRESCREEN CLIENTS AND NO WAY THAT THEY WOULD WORK IN SAFE AND SECURE LOCATIONS, INCREASED POPULATION OF WORKERS, SEEING THEM RETURN TO THE GREATER LIKELIHOOD OF HARM OCCURRING FOR THESE WORKERS. THE CITY MUST INVEST IN HARM REDUCTION TOOLS AND I WOULD JUST MENTION, I’M NOT SURE IF COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA WOULD AGREE THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO AND NOT THE WAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GOING WHERE THEY ADMITTED AND THEN DOUBLED DOWN ON THEIR POLICY THAT HAS INCREASED AND MORE ARRESTS OF SEX WORKERS, WHICH IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS, THE PEOPLE OF COLOR OR THE SWAP HAVE BEEN DOING WEEKLY DIRECT SERVICE OUTREACH TO SEX WORKERS ON AURORA AVENUE. IT HAD IS CONSISTENT OF PROVIDING HARM REDUCTION MATERIAL SUCH AS SAFE SEX REPLIES INCLUDING PLAN B AND FENTANYL TEST KITS, HYGIENE PRODUCTS, FOOD, SAFETY ITEMS, AND OTHER RESOURCE ITEMS AT NO COST. THIS IS NOW CALLED THE GREEN LIGHT PROJECT AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE SPEARHEADING THIS. AND GLP THE GREEN LIGHT PROJECT WILL USE MODELS TO PROVIDE DURING THE CRITICAL HOURS OF 8:00 P.M. TO 2:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY NIGHTS COVERING 85th AVENUE THROUGH 130th AVENUE. AND THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THE COUNTS TO ENSURE WORKERS ARE NOT GOING MISSING DURING THOSE LATE HOURS, TRACKING ANY INSTANCES OF VIOLENCE ENCOUNTERS. AND THEN BY MEANS OF THAT DATA, MOVING PEOPLE TOWARDS SAFER USAGE. IN ADDITION THEY HAVE COLLECTED DEMOGRAPHIC DATA AND ANECDOTES OF THE WORKERS, WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO US TO PROVIDE THE HUMANIZES OF THOSE SITUATIONS AND THIS REQUEST WILL ADD $280,000 TO HSD TO CONTRACT WITH A PEER BASE, PEOPLE OF COLOR, LEAD, SEX WORKERS, DIRECT ORGANIZATIONS, SUCH AS A SWAB TO ADMINISTER HARM REDUCTION MATERIALS FOR WORKERS TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR THE WORKERS. THEY ARE CUSTOMERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AT LARGE, AND I WILL ADD THAT I SUPPORT THIS. >>GREAT, OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR, RAISE YOUR HAND. GOOD. THANK YOU. ITEM 16 IS COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT’S. >>GREG DOSS, COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF. THIS WOULD ADD $4.72 MILLION GENERAL FUND TO THE DIVERSION CONTRACT AND CONSISTENT WITH THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET, THE PROPOSED BUDGET MAINTAINS LEAD AT CURRENT SERVICE LEVELS. AND AS THE COUNCIL HAS HEARD THIS IS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE PROGRAM WITH ITS POTENTIAL INCREASE IN CLIENTS AND THE COUNCIL HAS HEARD A REQUEST FOR $4.72 MILLION TO ALLOW THEM TO GROW THEIR BUDGETS, SO THEY COULD DO THREE THINGS. CERTAIN 1,400 CLIENTS BY THE END OF 2020. THE SECOND WOULD BE TO BRING THE NUMBER OF CASE MANAGERS FROM 19 TO 73, WHICH WOULD SUSTAIN CASE LOADS AT FEWER THAN 25 PER CASE MANAGER. THE THIRD WOULD BE TO PROVIDE A MODERATIC CREASE IN SALARIES FOR LEAD EMPLOYEES AND CREATE THE INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO SUPPORT LARGER STAFF. AND THERE ARE FOUR PROPOSALS BEFORE THE COUNCIL TODAY. THIS ONE, 96-A-1 AS WELL AS 97- A-1, AND 98-A-1 ALL FUND LEAD AT $4.72 MILLION. THE LAST ONE, 99-A-1 IS THE EXACT SAME BUDGET ACTION IN THE SENSE THAT ALL OF THE GOALS AND OUTCOMES THAT ARE ANTICIPATED, ALL REPRESENTED. ONLY PROVIDING WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT THEY WOULD MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE AS YOU KNOW THAT ONE IS YOURS. IT IS COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, O’BRIEN, AND GONZALEZ THAT HAVE THE OTHER THREE. >>VERY GOOD. SO I’M WONDERING IF IT MAKES SOME SENSE HERE SINCE WE’VE GOT FOUR, AND THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT WE SUPPORT THIS. >>I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. >>AND I APPRECIATE ABOUT THAT AND I KNOW THEY ARE COMING. BUT SAWANT, HOW ABOUT YOU KICK THIS OFF AND LET’S JUST HAVE A CONVERSATION UP HERE AND THEN WE COULD MAKE SOME DECISIONS ON HOW WE WANT TO PROCEED BECAUSE I WILL TELL YOU THIS THAT IT IS MY GOAL TO HAVE AT LEAST $3.5 MILLION FOR LEAD AT THE END OF THIS CONVERSATION. >>CAN I MENTION ONE MORE THING REGARDING COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ’S ISSUE. DOES THIS INCLUDE FUNDING FOR A SECOND CITY SEATTLE PROSECUTOR FOR THE LEAD PROGRAM. IT ACTUALLY DOES NOT. IT IS EITHER GOING TO COME AS A PART OF THE CASE COUNSELING THAT MIGHT COME FROM THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET OR IT MAY COME FROM ADDITIONAL PRIVATE SECTOR FUNDING IF THAT IS SECURED. >>GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND SO COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT IF YOU WILL KICK THIS OFF AND THEN COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ, O’BRIEN, AND I CAN SORT OF FILL IN. >>CERTAINLY. WE HAVE SEEN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LEAD PROGRAM, AND HOW OTHER CITIES ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING TO SEATTLE TO REPLICATE IT. JUST A FEW POINTS THAT I WOULD ADD IS JUST TO REMIND US ALL OF THE IMPORTANT POINTS, NOT ONLY THE KING COUNTY PUBLIC OFFENDER HAS MADE AND DAN HAS MADE A PLEA AS I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING AND WITH THE PROSECUTOR. BUT ON THIS I STRONGLY AGREE THAT WE NEED TO FULLY FUND THAT LEAD PROGRAM, AND I DON’T KNOW IF WE SHOULD LEAD IT TO THAT PRIVATE SECTOR FUNDING BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE OTHER SECTOR FUNDS FOR THE REST OF THE FUNDS AND I THINK IT IS WHAT’S LEFT OVER IN MY VIEW, YOU KNOW, AND CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG ABOUT THAT. BUT JUST TWO POINTS THAT I WILL ADD TO THAT AND ONE OF THE THINGS IS THAT DEPUTY CHIEF. WHAT’S HIS NAME? SAID I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT IT IS COMPLETELY INACCURATE. AND QUITE PROBLEMATIC IS THAT WHILE WE HAVE GONE WITH ONE SIZE FITS ALL AND THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT THAT IT IS NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL AND IT IS THE PROGRAM THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE KIND OF SERVICE THAT YOU WILL NEED AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT. SO I THINK THAT WE SHOULD PUSH BACK ON THE MYTHOLOGY AND ALSO AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL DEPLOYMENT OF THE PROGRAM IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, WE WERE ABLE TO COLLABORATE WITH THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL AND THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO BRING THE LEAD IN THAT DATA BASE AND IF WE WILL HAVE A DATA BASE APPROACH AND THEN THIS WILL DEFINITELY FIT THAT BILL. >>OKAY, GREAT, THANK YOU. >>OKAY, SO THE GOOD NEWS HERE IS THAT IT WILL APPEAR THAT AT LEAST THERE IS BROAD SUPPORT FOR THE LEAD PROGRAM. AND FOR ITS EXPANSION. SO THAT IS A GOOD PLACE FOR US TO START THIS CONVERSATION FROM AND REALLY THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS ABOUT $1.22 MILLION BETWEEN THE PROPOSALS THAT COUNCIL MEMBERS O’BRIEN, SAWANT, AND I ARE ADVANCING AND YOUR PROPOSALS. I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE A STRONG PROPOSAL TO THE LEAD PROGRAM. I RECOGNIZE AND HAVE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN LISA DUGARD’S ABILITY TO SECURE THE PRIVATE FUNDING, BUT I STILL REMAIN A LITTLE CAUTIOUS ABOUT ADVANCING ONLY $3.5 MILLION AT THIS STAGE IN THE BUDGET PROCESS WITHOUT HAVING A CLEAR SINCE OF WHAT ALL THE DETAILS RELATED TO THE PRIVATE FUNDING. SO I JUST HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF ANXIETY ABOUT, YOU KNOW, IF SHE IS SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING THE BRIDGE, WHAT WILL THE CONDITIONS OF THOSE DOLLARS BE? AND WILL WE BE IN THAT SITUATION WHERE WE WILL ONCE AGAIN HAVE TO RELY ON THE EXECUTIVE FULFILLING SOME OF THOSE RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS IN A WAY THAT MAY TIE UP SOME OF THOSE PRIVATE DOLLARS. AND UNNECESSARILY THAT IT WAS JUST TOO LONG OF A DRAWN-OUT PROCESS IN LARGE PART BECAUSE IT IS BEING SORT OF REVETTED IN TRYING TO BE REEVALUATED BY THE EXECUTIVE, WITH THE INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF DELAY ON A SIMPLE ISSUE OF THE DATA BASE FOR ME TO SAY THAT I COULD NOT EXPAND LEAD BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE THE DATA AND NOT FUND THE VERY BIG TOOLS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO COLLECT THE DATA TO DO THAT ANALYSIS. I HOPE WE DON’T GET INTO THAT IN THE FUTURE, WHICH IS WHY I’M SUPPORTIVE OF FUNDING THE FULL $4.72. AND IN WHICH WE WOULD SAY THIS WOULD BE UP TO THE CHAIR AND CENTRAL STAFF OF SORT OF FIGURING OUT SOME SORT OF BUDGET MAGIC, NO LESS THAN $3.5, BUT A CONTINGENCY PLAN. I DON’T KNOW HOW THE MATH MAGIC WOULD WORK IN THAT BUDGET FOR PURPOSES OF GETTING THE BALANCED BUDGET UNDER THAT SCENARIO. BUT I DO THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT RELYING TOO MUCH ON PRIVATE FUNDING THAT WE DON’T HAVE THE DETAILS YET AND TO HAVE A FULL CONFIDENCE AND WE STILL DON’T HAVE THE DETAILS, SO PROGRAMS NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR US IN THIS PART OF THE BUDGET PROCESS TO RELY ON THAT REPRESENTATION AND UNTIL WE HAVE MORE DETAILS. >>GREAT, THAT’S MY PITCH. >>A GOOD PITCH. COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>I THINK THIS PROGRAM IS AN AMAZING PROGRAM. AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO GET THOSE CASE LOADS DOWN AND EXPAN CITY WIDE AND HOUSING, THE TWO THINGS THAT I FEEL LIKE WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO BE DOING IF WE WANT TO BE SOLVING THE CRISIS. >>AND THANK YOU FOR THAT AND MY PITCH IS THAT I’M GOING TO SUPPORT THIS FOR THE $3.5 MILLION LEVEL RIGHT NOW AND THAT IS HAND IN HAND AND BECAUSE THEY DO BELIEVE THERE IS PRIVATE FUNDING THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN KNOWING WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH IN ADDITIONAL HOUSING AND THE SHELTER OR YOUR TINY HOMES. BUT MY GOAL HERE IS TO BE WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND ALSO WITH OUR JUDGES TO GET AT LEAST 100 UNITS THAT COULD BE AVAILABLE FOR THE LEAD COMMENTS, WHETHER IT WILL BE OFFICE HOUSING OR IF THEY REFER TO THEM AND IF WE COULD GET THEM OFF THE STREETS, WE COULD GET THEM STABILIZED AND IT WILL BE A REQUEST THAT I HAVE HEARD FROM ALL OF THEM (MARK) FROM THE JUDGES TO SAY THAT WE NEED SOME HOUSING TO REFER PEOPLE TO AND SO THAT IS MY HOPE BETWEEN THE $3.5 MILLION AND THE $4.2 THAT WE COULD DO SOME THINGS AROUND THE ADDITIONAL HOUSING. AND I ALSO GOT A NOTE FROM LISA THIS MORNING. THAT THE IMPACT, THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF $3.5 MILLION TO THE CITY OF THE INVESTMENT WILL INCLUDE GIVING ME A LONG LIST OF NUMBERS THAT I’M NOT GOING TO READ THEM TO YOU. BUT CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADDITIONAL OUTREACH CONTACTS AND SHE IS ALSO JUST AS YOU WERE SAYING COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ, SHE IS COMMITTED TO THE AND SHE HAS NEEDED THAT SOFTWARE PROGRAM THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THANKS AGAIN TO DAN SANDALBURG WHO WENT TO MICROSOFT AND BEGGED FOR A $300,000 SOFTWARE DONATION. WE FINALLY HAVE IT. WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE IT LAST YEAR, BUT WE GOT IT. IT IS NOW OPERATIONAL OR AT LEAST ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING OPERATIONAL. BUT WITHOUT THAT THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO TRACK THE INFORMATION THAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE HAS ASKED FOR. WE’RE GOING TO GET THAT. I JUST REALLY WANT TO EXTEND MYTHANKS WITH THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH LEAD BECAUSE WE KNOW IT IS HELPING PEOPLE WITH THE CASE MANAGEMENT. THAT’S THE BIG THING THAT WE’RE DOING HERE AND ADDING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF NUMBERS FOR CASE MANAGEMENT AND TO INDIVIDUALLY HELP PEOPLE ON THE STREETS AND IT IS AN UPSTREAM EFFORT, FOCUSED ON LOW LEVEL CRIMES AND TO GET PEOPLE THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OR THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES THAT THEY WILL NEED. BY THE WAY HAVING TO TALK TO OUR JUDGES, THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS AND THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE LEAD- LIKE OPPORTUNITIES TO REFER PEOPLE TO WHATEVER PROGRAMS WE ARE DEVELOPING. THIS IS ONE OF THE BETTER THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE. ON THE TEN YEARS ON THE COUNCIL TO GET THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED AND IT WILL COME BACK TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ALL TALKING ABOUT THAT WE NEED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN JAIL AND PEOPLE DO NOT GET BETTER IN JAIL. THIS IS OUR BEST OPPORTUNITY IN WORKING WITH THE COURTS, THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, THE CITY ATTORNEY. BY THE WAY I’M JUST LOOKING THROUGH MY E-MAILS THIS MORNING AND I’VE GOT A NOTE FROM DSA SAYING THAT WE WILL ALL BE GETTING A LETTER TODAY, A JOINT LETTER. DO YOU HAVE IT? OKAY, I HAVE NOT READ IT YET. AND THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS, THE LEAD PROGRAM AND OUR FOLKS JUST SAYING THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT COORDINATED FUNDING. AND I THINK IT WILL BE A GOOD STEP AS WE HAVE ALL SAID THAT THIS IS JUST A DOWN PAYMENT AND THIS IS A REALLY GOOD SPRING BOARD FOR US TO BRING THE COMMUNITY BACK TOGETHER TO SAY THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL WORK AND WE KNOW WHAT WILL WORK AND IT WILL BE AT CAPACITY TO HELP US OPEN UP THE DOOR SOME MORE AND THAT IS MY PITCH. WE COULD VOTE ON ALL FOUR OF THEM AND THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS I DON’T BELIEVE THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE $4.7 MILLION, BUT LET’S JUST SEE WHERE THIS WILL FLY THIS WEEKEND. LISA? >>AND MADAM CHAIR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF THAT GROUP HAS NO OBJECT THEN YOU COULD TAKE ONE VOTE ON 16, 17, 18 TOGETHER AND THEN TAKE UP 19 IF THAT WORKS. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>AND SO I JUST APPRECIATE LISA DUGARD’S NOT JUST LEAD, BUT EXPANDING INTO DISTRICT FOUR THAT THIS YEAR AND ALSO JUST HER LEADERSHIP. I’VE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HER VERY EARLY IN THE CAREER WITH THE POLICE FOUNDATION AND KNOW HER TO BE A VERY COLLABORATIVE LEADER. AND I ALSO WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TO CHAIR BAGSHAW. WHO ALSO, SHE DOESN’T PAT HERSELF ON THE BACK, BUT WORKS WITH ME TO CALL MICROSOFT IN TERMS OF TRYING TO HELP HER NUDGE IN DONATING THE SOFTWARE A EARLIER THIS YEAR. AND SO I WILL BE VOTING WITH CHAIR BAGSHAW, JUST BECAUSE I TRUST HER. SHE KIND OF GOES IN TO TAKE AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRETY OF THE BUDGET. AND HER PROPOSED BUDGET WILL MAKE IT WEAK. >>AND THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, YOU’VE BEEN PATIENT DOWN THERE. >>YOU DON’T SEE ME WAY DOWN HERE. I JUST WANT TO ASK THE CENTRAL STAFF A QUESTION FROM OUR ANALYSIS JUST TO MAKE SURE I HAVE THE FACTS CORRECT. SO IT APPEARS THAT THEY SUPPORT THE SAME OUTCOMES, THE NUMBER OF CASE MANAGERS INCREASE TO 73 AND THE CASE LOAD LIMITED TO 75 AND THE SALARY INCREASE AS THE BUDGET ACTION OF 16, 17, 18, IS THAT CORRECT? >>YES. >>OKAY. THANK YOU FOR SAYING YES RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE. >>I WAS EXPECTING A LITTLE BIT MORE THERE. JUST MORE ON THE PERSONAL NOTE. I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT AND GONZALEZ AND O’BRIEN WHO HAVE BEEN SO PASSIONATE AND CONFIDENT IN GETTING US THIS INFORMATION AND HAVE NEVER STOPPED FIGHTING FOR THIS PROGRAM. I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THAT AND IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO WORK WTH YOU AND CONTINUE TO WORK WITH YOU. I, HOWEVER L BE SUPPORTING COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, AND I’LL TELL YOU WHY. IF WE ARE GOING TO COME TO THE SAME OUTCOMES AND WE HAVE A BALANCE AS COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ POINTED OUT OF $1.2 MILLION AND THE DIFFERENCE IN THAT AMOUNT, TWO THINGS HAVE STRUCK ME, TALKING ABOUT THE $3.5 MILLION BEING THE DOWN PAYMENT. AND THEN USING THE $1.2 SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR SOME OF THE OTHER PROGRAM THAT MY COLLEAGUE HAS BROUGHT UP THAT WE ACTUALLY KIND OF LOOK AT. AND THAT IS HOW I’M LOOKING AT IT THAT I WANT TO SUPPORT THE $3.5 MILLION INCREASE RELIEF OF THE SUCCESS. IT’S THE DOWN PAYMENT. WE’LL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD AND WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER BUDGET SESSION NEXT YEAR. HOPEFULLY SOME OF YOU ARE HERE AND OKAY FROM THAT I’M THINKING OKAY, WE NEED TO LET GO OF $1.2 MILLION THERE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT INVESTMENT. I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW AND THEY HAVE BEEN IN CONVERSATIONS WITH MISS DUGARD AND DAN SADDLEBURG AS THEY SAID I HAVE EVERY FAITH TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP THE PHONE IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE AND TO HELP US MOVE THIS FORWARD FOR A PROGRAM THAT WILL SAVE LIVES, THAT INTERVENES, THAT WILL KEEP US WHOLE, AND REMINDS US OF WHAT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO THIS CITY. AND SO WITH THAT I WILL BE SUPPORTING COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. AND ANY OTHER COMMENTS? I THINK THAT WE KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING. SO I’M GOING TO DO WHAT YOU SUGGESTED, LISA, TO CALL TO QUESTION ON 16, 17, AND 18. SO THAT IT IS AN ADD OF $4.72 MILLION. ALL THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME TO A SPONSOR OF $4.72, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. NOW THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO ITEM NUMBER 19, WHICH IS $3.5 MILLION TO FUND LEAD AS CO-SPONSORS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. >>GOOD, DEFINITELY NOT. >>IT SEEMS LIKE AN UNFAIR QUESTION. >>THANK YOU. >>OAK, NOW VERY GOOD. VERY GOOD. I LIKE THAT ABOUT ALL OF YOU. OKAY. AND SO THAT WILL TAKE US 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, SO WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO HOMELESSNESS, WHICH IS ITEM NUMBER 20. IS THIS BACK TO YOU? >>YES, IT IS. ITEM NUMBER 20 IS HOM-1-A-1, ADDING A LITTLE MORE THAN $206,000 AND ONE-TIME FUNDING TO HSD FOR MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH WORKERS IN THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT OF BALLARD. THIS IS IN THE 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET, 18 MONTHS OF FUNDING WAS PROVIDED BY THE COUNCIL FOR THE BEGINNING OF THIS PILOT THAT WILL PROVIDE TWO OUTREACH WORKERS, ONE FOR THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT AND ONE IN BALLARD. AND THIS WILL COVER 60% OF THE COST OF THE PILOT AND THE OTHER IS MATCHED BY THE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA AND THIS PROPOSAL, THE JAZZ OF IT, IT WILL EXTEND FROM ENDING HALF WAY THROUGH THE 2020 BUDGET YEAR AND EXTENDS IT FOR TWO MORE YEARS AND SO THIS WOULD THEN END ON JUNE 30 OF 2022. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO THIS? >>COLLEAGUES, THIS IS AN ONGOING PILOT PROVIDING PARTIAL FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND OUTREACH WORKERS FROM THE EVERGREEN DISTRICT IN BALLARD. FOR D4 AND D6. THE REACH WORKERS HAVE BEGUN MAKING A REAL IMPACT SINCE THEY STARTED WORKING IN THE U- DISTRICT ALONE. IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THE YEAR ALONE, ABLE TO CONNECT TO THEM 69 TIMES TO SHELTER ON 16 OCCASIONS AND ADMINISTER WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND THEIR OWN. OH BOY. >>TAKE YOUR TIME. NALOXONE KITS WITH THE PILOT PROGRAM EXPIRING IN JUNE OF 2020, THIS WOULD FUND A TWO- YEAR EXTENSION FOR BOTH BALLARD AND THE U DISTRICT. THE COST OF EACH NEIGHBORHOOD COVERING THE OTHER 40%. THIS IS A CRUCIAL SERVICE AS IT IS MAKING A BIG IMPACT IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS. IT WOULD BE ASHAMED IF IT WAS DISCONTINUED. >>GREAT, THANK YOU FOR THAT. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADD MY SUPPORT TO IT. COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO AND HAVING SPOKEN TO A NUMBER OF THE OUTREACH WORKERS. AND ALSO OUR FIREFIGHTERS WHO HAVE SAID HAVING IDENTIFIED MAIN PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE AND THEY GET TO KNOW THE FOLKS WHO ARE REPEATEDLY EITHER COMING INTO THE FIREFIGHTERS THROUGH MEDIC ONE, WHERE THEY SEW THEM REPEATEDLY THAT THIS IS HELPFUL TO BUILD A TRUST AND SINCE THEY ARE SUPPORTING THIS TOO, IT’S A GREAT IDEA AND I WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? NO. >>WE’RE READY. >>AND SO ALL THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS THE CO- SPONSOR TO ITEM 20, RAISE YOUR HAND. EXCELLENT. THE NEXT ITEM 21, I HAVE TO SAY IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. I’LL BE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA, JEFF, IF YOU TEE IT UP. >>ITEM 21 IS HOM-2-A-2, ADDING $900,000 OF A GENERAL FUND INCLUDING $350,000 GENERAL FUND IN ONE TIME TO TINY HOME VILLAGE. THE $350,000 IS COMBINED WITH A DONATION OF TINY HOMES FROM LEHIGH TO START UP THE TINY HOME VILLAGE AND THEN WITHIN THIS AMOUNT, $555,000 WOULD BE CONTINUING TO OPERATE THE PROGRAM, WHICH WOULD BE AN ONGOING INVESTMENT. >>VERY GOOD. ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA AND MYSELF, I CAN ALMOST NOT SUPPORT THIS ENOUGH. WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE YEARS THE TINY HOME VILLAGES STARTED WITH PEOPLE SAYING OH, IT WILL NEVER WORK AS WE HAVE HEARD FROM PUBLIC COMMENT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THIS IS ONE OF THE OPTION OF CHOICE WHERE YOU COULD GO IN AND HAVE THAT COMMUNITY, THAT DOOR AND THEIR PARTNERS POSSESSION PETS. WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WITH LEAD AND WE KNOW THEY NEED PLACES TO GO. % I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AT LEAST 100 SPACES CENTRAL STAFF LAUGHED AT ME IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH MONEY WE WOULD HAVE. BUT AT LEAST GETTING 100 THAT COULD BE, I DON’T WANT TO SAY CONTROLLED BY, BUT PRIORITIZED FOR PEOPLE IN THE LEAD PROGRAM AND THAT LEAD COULD REFER TO AND OUR MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES COULD REFER. AND TO PILOT THAT AND SEE HOW IT IS WORKING, BUT GETTING THEM OFF THE STREETS, THE SERVICES THAT THEY NEED. AND MY PARTICULAR JOY WOULD BE TO SEE IF WE COULD MULTIPLY THESE, ACROSS THE CITY IN DIFFERENT AREAS, SO PEOPLE COULD REMAIN IN THEIR HOME NEIGHBORHOODS AND AT LEAST FOR THIS YEAR I WANT AT LEAST ONE SET UP. SET UP QUICKLY. WE KNOW THIS IS NOT THE MOST EXPENSIVE OPTION, BUT WE WILL COME BACK WITH ANOTHER AGENDA ITEM HERE THIS MORNING, TO DO MORE OF THE 24/7 IN THE WEST WING. I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? >>I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY I COMPLETELY SUPPORT ALL OF YOUR REMARKS THAT YOU JUST MADE. ONE OF THE MOST UNFORTUNATE THINGS THAT CAME OUT. HER EXPRESSION WITHOUT ANY NUANCE OF TINY VILLAGES. THAT WILL HURT OUR CITY’S EFFORTS TO REALLY PROVIDE MEANINGFUL SOLUTIONS OF TRANSITIONS INTO HOUSING STABILITY. I HAVE APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT AS CITY LEADERSHIP, WE HAVE IN A LOT OF WAYS BUCKED THAT PREDISPOSITION THAT SHE EXPRESSED IN HER REPORT. AND REALLY HAVE COMMITTED TO THE TINY HOME VILLAGE CONCEPT. IT IS PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL INTERVENTION FOR PURPOSES OF SAVING LIVES. AND CONNECTING PEOPLE TO MORE PERMANENT HOUSING AND STABILITY. I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THE ONGOING LEADERSHIP TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING THINGS THAT WILL WORK FOR SEATTLE AND THAT WE STAY COMMITTED TO THOSE EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES AS IT RELATES TO OUR POPULATION. >>AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT. TO ADD THEIR NAME TO CO- SPONSORS ON ITEM 21, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. VERY GOOD. ITEM NUMBER 22 IS $10 MILLION TO REPURPOSE A LOT. >>ITEM NUMBER 22, HOM-3-A-1 ADDS $10,800,000, AND REPURPOSE $1 IS.2 MILLION TO THE PROPOSED BUDGET TO EXPAND TINY HOME VILLAGES AND IMPOSE A PROVISO AND TAKE FUNDS THAT ARE RELATED TO THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND THEN SUPPLEMENT THAT WITH AN ADDITIONAL $10.8 MILLION TO EXPAND BY UP TO 20 TINY HOME VILLAGES. >>GREAT, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>WE HAVE HEARD REPEATEDLY FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TINY HOME VILLAGES THAT WERE THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT LIFELINE FOR THEM. TO GET THEIR LIFE BACK. BUT IT IS ALSO JUST TO BE ABLE TO EXIST WITH DIGNITY AND HUMANITY DURING THE PERIOD OF HOMELESSNESS THAT THEY WERE FACING. NONE OF MY COLLEAGUES WERE HERE IN CHAMBERS ON MY BILLS WHICH I WILL TALK ABOUT IN A SECOND, BUT IT IS EXTREMELY POWERFUL AND I REALLY URGE YOU TO WATCH IT BECAUSE IT HAS DIRECT TESTIMONIALS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND THEY TELL US ABOUT PUTTING THEIR LIVES TOGETHER, ALLOWING PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THEIR TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, FAMILIES WITH THREE TO FIVE CHILDREN HAVE EXISTED TOGETHER. I DON’T THINK YOU COULD PUT A PRICE TAG ON OUR FAMILY’S ABILITY TO STAY TOGETHER. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE, YOU KNOW, BEEN ABLE TO NOT BE SEPARATED FROM THEIR PETS, ANOTHER ONE OF THE INHUMANE THINGS THE CITY HAS OBJECTED HOMELESS TO INDIVIDUALS. AND THE OTHER IMPORTANTTESTIMONIAL, WHICH RELATES TO ITEM NUMBER 33 THAT STORMED MY OFFICE AND THAT IF THAT NAVIGATION TEAM WOULD OFFER THE HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS A SPOT IN THAT TINY HOUSE VILLAGE, THEY WOULD TAKE IT AND SO IT WILL REALLY PUT US ON THAT SPOTLIGHT ON WHY THIS NAVIGATION TEAM IS WORKING BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT OFFERING WHAT PEOPLE NEED AND TO CLARIFY IT HAD IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PERMANENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT THIS IS NOT ONLY SOMETHING THAT WILL ALLOW THE DIGNITY AND ALLOWS THEM SAFETY AND PRIVACY OF THE LOCKED DOOR AND THE CITY, WHICH WILL DISABLE THE INDIVIDUALS AND THAT THEY HAVE REPEATEDLY REMINDING US THAT IT WILL BE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PLACE TO STORE YOUR BELONGINGS. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, NOT ONLY CASE MANAGEMENT, BUT THE COMMUNITY WHERE THEY COULD WORK TOGETHER TO RESIST THE ISOLATION AND DEMORALIZATION FROM HOMELESSNESS. AND LOW INCOME HOUSING ENGINEERS HAVE INFORMED US THAT THEY WILL HAVE A CAPACITY TO OPERATE 10 ADDITIONAL MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE THAT FUND BY 20 THAT COULD BE OPERATED BY THE OTHER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS, BY FAITH GROUPS, AND SO ON AND SO THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT WOULD REPURPOSE THE MONEY PLANNED AND ALSO REPURPOSE THE MONEY PLANNED TO MOVE THE VILLAGES, ALLOWING THEM TO STAY IN THEIR LOCATIONS BECAUSE THEY WILL SIMPLY MAKE NO SENSE TO DISMANTLE THE ONE THING THAT IS ACTUALLY WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE TRANSITION’S DEPARTMENT AND HOUSING THAT IT WILL BE ALMOST 35% AND REPORTED FROM THE HOUSING PLUS TRANSITION HOUSING. THE MOVEMENT, YOU KNOW, THE TRANSITIONS, THEY ARE 56% AND SO THESE ARE STRONG NUMBERS AND IT IS NOT PERFECT, BUT IT’S AN EXCELLENT WORK IN PROGRESS ALL IN SUPPORT OF THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. IN CONNECTION WITH THE NORTH LAKE IN JOSH TOWN THAT THERE IS NO NEED TO DISMANTLE THE VILLAGES BECAUSE WE HAVE A BILL FROM MY OFFICE TO EXPAND THE LAND USE CODE TO MAKE IT FLEXIBLE, SO WE COULD HAVE THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. IN THEIR FRIEND ZONE AND THAT THEY WOULD PASS AND TO RENEW THEIR PERMITS EVERY YEAR WITHOUT ANY LIMITS. THAT THEY COULD RENEW ONCE, WHICH WILL RELATE TO TWO YEARS, AND I THINK THAT IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REMOVE THAT LIMITATION BECAUSE AS LONG AS HOMELESSNESS IS THE CRISIS THAT WE WILL ALLOW THEM TO EXIST. AND SO IT WILL MAKE NO SENSE TO SAY THAT YOU COULD RENEW FOR SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY WORKING AND THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS THAT THE APPEAL FROM WHO WE KNOW WILL APPEAL THE DEVELOPMENT THAT THEY WOULD HAVE APPEALED TO THAT ANALYSIS THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED GOOD NEWS THAT THEY HAVE DISMISSED THAT, SO THEY ARE NOW FREE TO MOVE THAT FORWARD IN ADDITION TO THE BUDGET THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. >>GREAT. I APPRECIATE YOUR OBJECTIVE AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU’RE TRYING TO DO HERE AND WHAT I KNOW IS THAT AT THIS MINUTE WE DON’T HAVE $10.8 MILLION. BUT EVERYTHING YOU SAID ABOUT TINY HOME VILLAGES, I AGREE WITH. SO WE WOULD LIKE TO DO TWO TIERS ON THIS ONE. THE FIRST IS TIER TO VOTE FOR THE $10.8 MILLION AND THEN SECOND IS ESSENTIALLY HOW MUCH MONEY WE COULD FIND IN THAT BUDGET. >>AND COULD WE DO A VOTE? >>SURE, ABSOLUTELY, AND THAT WILL BE THE INTENTION TO SUPPORT, I MEAN, FRANKLY EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAID. WE ARE JUST ADDING OUR NAME AS CO-SPONSORS, AND SO THE FIRST IS TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CO-SPONSOR SEEING WHAT WE COULD GET FROM THE TINY HOME VILLAGES. PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. >>CO-SPONSORS. >>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. AND AS A TIER TWO THOSE WHO ARE SUPPORTING AS CO-SPONSORS, THE INTENTION OF ADDITIONAL TINY HOME VILLAGES, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. GREAT, THANK YOU FOR THAT AND THANK YOU FOR LEADING US ON THIS ONE. ITEM 23 IS A REPORT ON HSD FROM SITES. THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THAT IS CORRECT A SLIDE REQUEST. THE REQUEST A REPORT FROM SITES ON TINY HOLE VILLAGE AND FROM CLARIFICATION ON HSD THAT THEY WOULD RELY ON THE ANALYSIS OF THE SITES, SO THIS MIGHT BE BETTER REDIRECTED TOWARDS THEM. BUT THE INTENTION IS STILL THE SAME, RELATING TO THE ACTIONS THAT WE JUST SPOKE OF. AND THAT WOULD IDENTIFY THE LOCATIONS FOR NEW TINY HOME VILLAGES. >>GREAT. >>IT IS OKAY, YOU CAN COME BACK. >>THANK YOU. >>AND SO THIS IS A REQUEST OF HSD TO CONDUCT THE SEARCH. AND YOU JUST SAID MAYBE I MISUNDERSTOOD YOU, BUT WHETHER IT IS THE RIGHT DEPARTMENT TO BE DOING THIS? >>YES. THEY WILL OPERATE IN THE CONTRACTS FOR ALL OF OUR TINY HOLE VILLAGES. THAT THEY WOULD CONTRACT US AND TO CLARIFY THAT THEY WOULD RELY ON THEIR EXPERTISE TO DO THE ASSESSMENT OF SITES FOR A LOT OF THE TECHNICAL PIECES. >>RIGHT, THAT’LL MAKE SENSE TO ME AND ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS ONE? AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS CO-SPONSORS TO THIS ITEM, WHICH IS THE REQUEST FOR SITES, IDENTIFICATION OF SITES, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY, GREAT. THANK YOU. NOW MOVING ON TO ITEM 24, THE ONE-TIME FUNDING TO RELOCATE THE BUILDING SHELTER ITEM NUMBER 24. >>YES, THIS WILL ADD $1.4 MILLION FOR HOMELESS SHELTER AND INSPIRED BY THE YOUNG ADULT SHELTER. OVERALL THIS SHELTER IS BEING DISPLACED BECAUSE OF THE TEMPLE METHODIST CHURCH AND LOCATED A SITE THAT THEY COULD PURCHASE FOR $4.1 MILLION, BUT REQUIRE ABOUT $2 MILLION IN RENOVATIONS AND OTHER COMPLIANCE TYPE OF ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE TOTAL COST OF $6.1. THE CHURCH IS ALREADY PUTTING IN $1.5 MILLION TOWARDS THAT. THIS WILL BE A PROPOSAL AND ANOTHER $3 MILLION WOULD LIKELY BE MATCHED FROM THE OTHER PROVIDERS FROM THE OTHER SOURCES FOR A TOTAL OF THE $6 MILLION NEARLY THE ENTIRE PURCHASE AMOUNT AND THE RENOVATION AMOUNT. >>GREAT, COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>COLLEAGUES, THE YOUNG SHELTER HAS BEEN PROVIDING FOR THE U DISTRICT SINCE 2000 AND THE SHELTER IS BEING DISPLACED FROM THE ONLY HOMELESS SHELL NETTER YOUNG ADULTS OF THE AREA FOR THE 45 BEDS THAT THEY PROVIDE NIGHTLY IN THE U DISTRICT TO SERVE AS THE LOCATION AND IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN AND CONVERT THE SPACE TO A SHELTER THAT THEY NEED TO PAY $4.1 MILLION MORTGAGE. AND THE FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS AND APPROXIMATELY $1 MILLION IN REFURBISHMENT. AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE REPRESENTATIVE ON IT HAD AND WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THEY COULD BE LEVERAGING FUNDS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTS SUCH AS THE STATE AND COUNTY IN ORDER TO MEET THEIR NEEDS AND THAT CURRENT LOCATION HAS PROVIDED A MILLION AND A HALF AS STATED EARLIER. AND IN ADDITION TO ALLOWING THIS CRITICALLY NEEDED SHELTER TO CONTINUE THEIR OPERATIONS, I UNDERSTAND THE NEW LOCATION, THEY COULD ALSO LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BEDS PROVIDED. >>GREAT, THANK YOU FOR THAT. THIS IS JUST SO IMPORTANT AND I’M DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT WE HAVE FIGURED OUT SOME WAYS TO SUPPORT YOU IN THIS AND ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS CO-SPONSORS, RAISE YOUR HAND. VERY GOOD. WELL DONE, I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK. AND THE NEXT ONE IS A HOMELESS RESPONSE IN NORTH SEATTLE. IT HAD IS COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ WHO IS JUST WALKING THROUGH THE DOOR. >>I’M READY. >>I WAS THERE FOR YOU. >>THIS IS ITEM NUMBER 25. IT ADDS $254,422 TO HSD FOR HOMELESS RESPONSE IN NORTH SEATTLE AND IT WOULD ADD TWO FTE. IT WOULD ADD TWO EXPANSION SYSTEM NAVIGATOR SIMILAR TO THE OUREACH WORKER AND ONE FIELD COORDINATOR, WHICH IS THE TYPE OF STAFF AT HSD THAT WILL ASSESS LOCATIONS FOR RISK OF HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS TO ASSESS THE ENCAMPMENT IF IT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED. THIS IS PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ. >>GREAT, GOOD TIMING. >>THANK YOU. THIS BUDGET ACTION REQUEST AS YOU HEARD ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR HOMELESSNESS OUTREACH IN NORTH SEATTLE. NORTH SEATTLE HAS DOZENS OF UNSANCTIONED HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS, WHICH INCLUDES PEOPLE NEEDING FOOD, HOUSING, MEDICAL CARE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND ADDICTION TREATMENT. THESE ENCAMPMENTS POSE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES BOTH TO THE RESIDENTS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES AS WELL. NORTH SEATTLE ALSO HAS A NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOOD NON-PROFITS, WHICH WILL DELIVER SERVICES, BUT DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES FOR OUTREACH. THIS ACTION WOULD ADD A FIELD COORDINATOR AND A SYSTEM’S NAVIGATOR SPECIFICALLY ASSIGNED TO THE NORTH END, SO FOR ALL DISTRICTS IN THE NORTH TO ASSESS AND CONDUCT OUTREACH TO RESIDENTS OF ENCAMPMENTS WITH THE GOAL OF CONNECTING PEOPLE TO APPROPRIATE RESOURCES INCLUDING NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS HOUSING, WHICH I BELIEVE WE HAVE BEEN QUITE SUCCESSFUL. I KNOW THE NAVIGATION TEAM HAS BEEN CONTROVERSIAL BECAUSE OF I CAN TELL YOU WHAT WORKS ON THE GROUND DOESN’T WORK PERFECTLY, NO. BUT DOES IT WORK TO THE POINT WHERE WE COULD ACTUALLY GET PEOPLE IN TO HOUSING AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON THE GROUND, YES. THESE TWO POSITIONS WOULD WORK TOGETHER TO REACH OUT AND LINK RESIDENTS IN NEED WITH NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED SERVICES AND OUR CITY WIDE SERVICES AS NEEDED. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN RELENTLESS IN PROMOTING THE TYPE OF SERVICES THAT WE NEED IN THE NORTH END, PARTICULARLY I HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON DISTRICT FIVE AND WHAT ORGANIZATIONS WE WOULD RELY ON NORTH HEALTH LINE, GOD’S LITTLE ACRE. AND OUR COMMUNITY GROUP, I COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON AND MY POINT IN A NUTSHELL IS THIS. IT HAS BEEN EIGHT TIMES NOW WHEN WE HAVE WORKED WITH OUR TEAM THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL. HAVE THEY TAKEN ANY SERVICE? NO, BUT THE MAJORITY OF THEM HAVE AND TO WORKING WITH THE HOUSE AND SHARON LEE AND SO WITH ALL THAT SAID, I CAN SAY WITH CONFIDENCE THAT THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS, HOPEFULLY THEY DEDICATED TO THE NORTH END, NOT JUST AS DISTRICT FIVE, BUT WE WOULD LOVE THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND I WOULD HOPE THAT MY COLLEAGUES WOULD LOOK AT THIS FROM A PERSPECTIVE THAT PROGRAMS SOME OF THESE ISSUES DO NOT WORK IN YOUR PARTICULAR DISTRICT OR HOWEVER YOU FEEL CITY WIDE AND FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AS THE REPRESENTATIVE, THIS WORKS AS GOOD AS IT WILL GET, THANK YOU. >>COMMENTS? >>I THINK WE HAD A LONG CONVERSATION WITH THIS, A WEEK AGO, A WEEK AND A HALF AGO. AND MY POSITION HAS NOT CHANGED ON THIS. I DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR US TO BE FURTHER EXPANDING THE LEAD AT THIS JUNCTURE GIVEN A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE. AND WHAT IS THIS THING? AND AGAIN THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS AS IT WILL RELATE TO THIS AND IF THAT GOAL IS TO SHUFFLE PEOPLE ACROSS THE CITY TO SERVICES AND THEN THAT TEAM IS WORKING AND TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO SERVICES FROM MY READING AND UNDERSTANDING THE DATA THAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO US, AND THAT WILL BE IN REGARDS TO THAT COMPONENT OF THE REPORTED BODY OF WORK THAT THIS TEAM IS SUPPOSE TO BE DOING. AND SO AGAIN, I THINK EXPANDING IT UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES IS NOT BREW DENT AND I THINK THAT WE WILL STILL HAVE SOME WORK TO DO AND THEY HAVE WORK TO DO TO ANSWER AS IT WILL RELATE TO THAT PARTICULAR COMPONENT. I WOULD HOPE THAT THERE WOULD BE SOME COOPERATION THERE IN ORDER TO ANSWER SOME OF THOSE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT AND THEN JUAREZ. >>AND I WON’T BE SUPPORTING THIS. I AGREE WITH THE COMMENTS THAT YOU JUST MADE. ALSO, AMID OUR ORGANIZATION SERVICES THAT YOU MENTIONED, OF COURSE, I WOULD STRONGLY SUPPORT ALL OF THEM, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS MONEY IS FOR. THIS MONEY IS FOR THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND THERE IS NO DATA WHATSOEVER AND IF WE ARE GOING TO SAY THAT DATA BASE APPROACH THEN THIS IS ONE OF THE APPROACHES THAT WILL HAVE LITTLE TO THE WAY IT HAS EXISTED AS WE KNOW THAT I WILL BE SPEAKING TO IT IN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL ON ITEM NUMBER 33. BUT AT THE VERY LEAST WE SHOULD NOT BE EXPANDING SOMETHING THAT HAS NOT WORKED WITH A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. AND TO HELP KNOW FIND HOUSING. AND IT WILL BE ANOTHER THING IN THE AMOUNT. THAT IT WILL BE ROUGHLY HALF THAT THEY NEED TO SET UP. >>AND PRESIDENT HARRELL, FIRST. >>THEY COULD DIFFER AND THAT IS OKAY. I ACTUALLY SUPPORT COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, WHAT SHE IS TRYING TO DO IN THAT WE ARE BY DISTRICT AND I HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT SHE IS CLOSELY CONNECTED AND THEN LATER IN HER DISTRICT, LISTENING TO CONSTITUENTS. TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST INVESTMENTS THAT SHE COULD BELIEVE ARE THE MOST PRUDENT INVESTMENTS FOR HER DISTRICT. AND SHE MAKES AN ARGUMENT THAT THIS IS A NEED FOR HER DISTRICT AND WHILE YES WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO IS A RESULT OF A LOT OF DELIBERATION AND A LOT OF THOUGHTS AND STRATEGIES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. AND YES SUBJECT TO A LOT OF CRITICISM AND CONCERN. WE HAVEN’T COMPLETELY PULLED THAT PLUG OUT I SHOULD SAY. I WOULD CERTAINLY SUPPORT COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ IN THIS INVESTMENT STRATEGY. >>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ? >>THANK YOU. I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT AND GONZALEZ, AND HERBOLD WHO IS NOT HERE BECAUSE I WROTE DOWN THEIR COMMENTS WHEN THIS ISSUE CAME UP LAST WEEK. AND ABOUT THE AUDITOR’S REPORT AND WHY THEY FURTHER EXPAND AND THE CONCERN ABOUT THE NAV TEAM AND I UNDERSTAND THAT. I UNDERSTAND PHILOSOPHICALLY THE PURPOSE OF WHETHER YOU SAY REMOVAL OR WHETHER YOU SAY SWEEPS. AND I’M NOT ONE TO — I’M PRETTY FACT BASED ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE TRUE AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN. INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT S. IT DATA, SCIENCE, NO, BUT I CAN TELL YOU FROM MY RESPONSIBILITY, MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NAV TEAM AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION ON THE GROUND. ARE THEY 100% SUCCESSFUL? NO. BUT ARE THEY SUCCESSFUL IN THE SENSE THAT I COULD ACTUALLY SAY THAT I HAVE WATCHED THEM PUT AT LEAST 18 PEOPLE OR 14 PEOPLE INTO HOUSING AND IN OTHER SERVICES. AND HAVE WE WATCHED THEM CONNECT WITH SERVICES TO PREVENT EVICTION, TO GET FOOD? AND TO GET PEOPLE MEDICAL CARE AND TO TINY HOUSE, ABSOLUTELY. AND WITH THAT I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS THAT SAWANT AND HERBOLD RAISED. BUT AGAIN, I WOULD JUST ASK YOU TO HAVE SOME DIFFERENCE AND TO ME AS A REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS PHYSICALLY ON THE GROUND GOING OUT THERE. I DON’T ENJOY GOING OUT. I DON’T ENJOY GOING OUT BEHIND STARBUCKS OR GOING OUT BEHIND FITNESS 21 OR COREY’S DRY CLEANER OR QUALITY FOODS AND WATCHING THEM GET TOWED AWAY AT NORTH SEATTLE, BUT I HAVE BEEN THERE AND I DON’T ENJOY GOING OUT TO MEETING ABOUT CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT NEED SERVICES, MAKING SURE WE ARE CALLING THEM FOR HELP AND ANY TIME WE HAVE CALLED, WE HAVE BEEN THERE AND MAYBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS DIFFERENT. MINE IS CERTAINLY DIFFERENT. IS IT PERFECT? NO, BUT I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT. THANK YOU. >>ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? >>AND A COUPLE OF COMMENTS SINCE IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP. BUT IT’S BEEN CHARACTERIZED IN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS. THAT IT IS WHAT IT IS INTENDED TO DO AND FIRST INTRODUCED BY BEING AN INVESTMENT FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE NORTH END OF THE CITY. WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY LIKE $350,000 PEOPLE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THEN NOW IT IS BEING CHARACTERIZED BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL AND SPECIFICALLY TO ADDRESSIG DISTRICT FIVE AND ONLY DISTRICT FIVE. AND THEN I’M HEARING COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ SAYING IT IS JUST DISTRICT FIVE. I DON’T THINK THAT THAT IS A LITTLE CONFUSING AS TO WHERE THESE REPORTED DOLLARS ARE INTENDED TO GO ONE AND THEN TWO, THE DISTRICT SIDE, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THERE IS OFTENTIMES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES. BUT AS THE CITY WIDE REPRESENTATIVE, I ALSO REPRESENT THE NORTH END WITH AT LEAST TWO OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WILL REPRESENT THE NORTH END AS WELL THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM. BUT FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AGAIN, I’M NOT, I AM NOT AT THIS JUNCTURE SUGGESTING THAT WE COMPLETELY CUT THE FUNDING ACROSS THE CITY AND THAT THERE ARE ENOUGH UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE THEORY OF CHANGE AROUND THAT NAVIGATION TEAM THAT WILL GIVE ME A PAUSE ABOUT SUPPORTING THE PROPOSAL TO EXPAND UPON THE NAVIGATION TEAM AT THIS JUNCTURE. NOTHING THAT WILL PREVENT THE NAVIGATION TEAM AS THEY CURRENTLY EXIST FROM FOCUSING ON AREAS IN THE NORTH END. IF THAT NEED IS THERE IN TERMS OF THE EXISTING POLICY AND PROTOCOLS RELATED TO THE NAVIGATION TEAM. SO AGAIN THERE IS NOTHING THAT WILL PREVENT THE NAVIGATION TEAM FROM ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS IF THEY RISE TO THE PRIORITY LEVELS. WE HAVE SEEN THE COMPLAINT NUMBERS AND THE CALL LOGS. AND COMPLETELY WITHIN THAT DISCUSSION TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THEIR CRITERIA AND TO ADDRESS THE HEALTH CONCERNS ANYWHERE IN THE CITY AND THAT INCLUDES THE NORTH END. AGAIN, IN CONTEXT OF THE CONTEXT OF THIS CONVERSATION, I HI THAT IT WILL BE REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US IN THIS JUNCTURE TO HAVE JUST SO QUICKLY EXPANDED THAT NAV TEAM AND NOT DOING IT AGAIN. NOT JUST SENDING OUT REFERS, BEING THROUGH ON AND THAT IT WILL BE ALSO ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS WITH ENOUGH QUESTIONS AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS TO MERIT US WITH A WAIT AND SEE APPROACH AND AS OPPOSED TO DOUBLING DOWN ON FURTHER INJUNCTION. >>SORRY, I DON’T MEAN IT. FURTHER COMMENTS IT MANY AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 25, RAISE YOUR HAND. >>MOVING ON TO ITEM NUMBER 26. >>ITEM NUMBER 26, IT WILL ADD $200,000 TO HSD FOR VEHICLE RESIDENT OUTREACH AND PARKING MITIGATION. THIS IS PUT FORWARD BY COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN. THIS ESSENTIALLY SUPPORTS THE SCUFF ON MITIGATION PROGRAM. AND CURRENTLY A VOLUNTEER AND DONATION DRIVEN PROGRAM THAT’S NOT RECEIVING CITY FUNDS THAT WORKS WITH INDIVIDUALS PER THE SHEETS ON 1135 WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING FOUR OR MORE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. THEY WORK WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO ADDRESS THE CIRCUMSTANCES. AND THAT IS — ACTUALLY I’LL TURN IT OVER TO COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN. >>THANKS. THAT’S GREAT. THIS TEAM, AGAIN, A VOLUNTEER GROUP. WHEN THE CITY CREATED THE PROGRAM. I DON’T REMEMBER 2011, 2012, SOMEWHERE IN THERE THE CITY HAD CREATED A NEW PROGRAM. THE INTENT IS TO GET FOLKS WHO HAD A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PARKING TICKETS AND SIMPLY IGNORING PAYING THEM TO CREATE A MECHANISM WHEREBY WE WOULD IMPOUND AND TOW THE VEHICLE UP. AND HEY, THE INTENT AT THE TIME WAS THAT PROGRAM WAS INTENDED TO ADDRESS FOLKS TO HAVE THAT ABILITY TO PAY AND SIMPLY IGNORING IT. BUT WE KNEW THAT AT THE TIME THERE IS A CHANCE THAT PEOPLE WHO WERE LIVING IN THE VEHICLES, LIVING IN POVERTY, AND WERE GETTING TICKETS BECAUSE THEY REALLY DIDN’T HAVE ALTERNATIVES AND THEY MIGHT END UP WITH THEIR VEHICLES NOT JUST IMPOUNDED AND TOWED AND BEING THEIR HOME. AND SO THAT MITIGATION TEAM, THEY CAME IN TO PLACE WHETHER THEY ARE A VOLUNTEER TEAM THAT WILL BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT TO TRY TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN THE VEHICLES FROM GETTING SWEPT UP INTO THIS PROGRAM THAT WILL BE DESIGNED FOR A DIFFERENT POPULATION AND THAT THEY HAVE DONE AMAZING WORK. AND AS YOU COULD IMAGINE WHEN THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE INDIVIDUALS ON TRYING TO GET RELIEF FOR THE PARKING TICKETS, THAT THEY ARE GETTING THAT THEY HAVE FOUND A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES THAT THEY WOULD HAVE AND A HOST OF WAYS TO HELP THOSE INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN VEHICLE. AND THEY HAVE EXPANDED THAT INTENT OVERTIME BY SIMPLY JUST ANY PRIVATE FUNDRAISING THAT THEY WILL DO, WHICH IS MINIMAL AND HELPFUL. AND THEN THE VOLUNTEER HOURS THAT THEY WILL PUT INTO IT. AND THEY ARE REQUESTING SUPPORT FROM THE CITY TO HELP THEM EXPAND THAT PROGRAM AND TO REALLY DO SOME OUTREACH, SOME TARGETED OUTREACH TO PEOPLE THAT ARE LIVING IN VEHICLES. WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE DESPITE NOT BEING ABOUT HALF OF OUR UNSHELTERED POPULATION THAT WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF DOLLARS THAT ARE TARGETED SPECIFICALLY TO THAT UNIVERSE. >>GOOD. FURTHER COMMENTS? OKAY. THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS CO-SPONSORS TO ITEM NUMBER 26 RAISE YOUR HAND. VEVERY GOOD. ITEM NUMBER 27? >>IT ADDS $157,967 INCLUDING $33,510 IN ONE-TIME FUNDING TO OPERATE AN OVERNIGHT-ONLY SAFE PARKING LOT. THIS WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THE PROGRAM THAT IS CURRENTLY IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET WHERE THERE ARE SMALL PARKING LOTS BEING EXPLORED THROUGHOUT THE CITY. IN THIS CASE IT WOULD FOCUS ON UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. IT WOULD BEGIN WITH FIVE PARKING SPACES THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE. IT WOULD BE ON AN OVERNIGHT BASIS. THE BUDGET ACTION SAYS THE GOAL WOULD BE TO SUPPORT 25 SPACES WITH THIS FUNDING. SINCE THIS IS FIRST PUT FORWARD, LOOKED INTO THE SITE AND THEY SUSPECTED TEN MIGHT BE AN IDEAL CAP AT LEAST INITIALLY. CURRENTLY THE CURRENT PILOT THAT WILL EXPLORE THE SAFE PARKING SPACES WILL FOCUS ON FAITH-BASED INSTITUTIONS AS THEY ARE CURRENTLY STRUCTURED THEY WOULD NOT BE WORKING WITH THE HEIGHTS. I ALSO NOTE WILL IS A SERVICE AGREEMENT TO REQUIRE WHAT MAY REQUIRE REVISITING AS THIS WERE IMPLEMENTED. >>GREAT, THANK YOU, JEFF. COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>AND COLLEAGUES, THIS WOULD FUND THE START UP AND OPERATION OF AN OVERNIGHT-ONLY SAFE PARKING LOT AT THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CENTER IN DISTRICT FOUR. ALSO WHERE THE D-4 OFFICE IS. $33,510 IN ONE-TIME FUNDING WOULD SUPPORT INITIAL SET UP AND $124,000 IN ONGOING FUNDING WOULD SUPPORT OPERATIONS INCLUDING THE CASE MANAGER STAFF SUPPORT BATHROOM, TRASH UTILITIES, AND OTHER OPERATING COSTS. THIS NUMBER OF SPACE IS EXPECTED TO SERVE AT LEAST 45 PEOPLE PER YEAR. THEY HAVE BEEN ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO BUILD SUPPORT. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA AND I HAVE BEEN HELPING TO BUILD THAT SUPPORT. GIVEN HOW MUCH TALK THERE IS ABOUT IN EXPANDING SAFE PARKING LOTS IN THE CITY. WE SHOULD BE JUMPING AT THE OPPORTUNITY WHEN THEY STEP FORWARD TO HOST THE LOT AND I’M PROUD TO BE CHAMPIONING THIS PROPOSAL. >>GOOD. >>ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? NO OTHER COMMENT EXCEPT FOR MINE. THANK YOU TO THIS AND THANK YOU TO UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. WE HAVE BEEN SEEING ALL OVER AT LEAST THE WEST COAST, VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS TRYING TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES ABOUT CAR CAMPING, HELPING PEOPLE GET OUT OF CARS, INTO SOMETHING BETTER. THIS IS AT LEAST A FIRST STEP TO GET WHAT THEY NEED FOR HYGIENE SERVICE AND SAFETY. SO I’M WITH YOU ON THIS WITH THE RECK EDUCATION IN ADDITION THIS IS NOT THE END GOAL, BUT THE STEP TO HELP PEOPLE MOVE ALONG THE WAY. ALL RIGHT, NOW THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AND ATZ CO-SPONSOR TO PACHECO’S RECOMMENDATION RAISE YOUR HAND. GO THANK YOU. ITEM NUMBER 28. COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, WE’RE BACK TO YOU. IS THIS BRIAN? ITEM 28 IS HOM-9-A-1, ADDING $58,148 TO HSD FOR WOMEN’S HYGIENE PRODUCTS AT EMERGENCY SHELTERS. THIS IS PUT TOGETHER BY COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ. THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF WOMEN IN OUR TINY HOME VILLAGES AND ADVANCED SHELTERS OR BASIC SHELTERS IS APPROXIMATELY 6,100 WOMEN OF MENSTRUATION AGE AND PROVIDE THE PRODUCTS FOR FREE. >>VERY GOOD. COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ? >>THANK YOU. I DON’T HAVE MUCH MORE TO ADD EXCEPT THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT A COST OF ABOUT $58,000. I’M AWARE COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD WILL INCLUDE DIAPERS, WHICH I FULLY SUPPORT. AND I ACTUALLY HAVE THE NOTES IN FRONT OF ME. I’M NOT SURE, CHAIR, HOW WE DO THIS, HOW WE AMEND A FORM B. BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WITH MY ASK OF $58,000, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD ASKS OF $56 NO INCLUDE DIAPERS TO BRING US TO ABOUT $114,000. SO I WOULD BE ACCEPTING COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD’S SUBSTITUTE TO 9B1 IS THAT CORRECT? IS THAT HOW WE DO IT? >>AND THAT WOULD USUALLY BE A FORM C, SO YOU WILL HAVE THE CHAIR, UP TO THE CHAIRWOMAN. >>CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION. OF COURSE I’M WITH YOU ON THIS. DO WE KNOW THAT THE $52,000 FOR DIAPERS IS NEEDED IN THAT NUMBER? BECAUSE SO MANY OF THESE SHELTERS DON’T HAVE CHILDREN OR IF THEY ARE ALLOWED TO COME IN BY EXCEPTION. AND I WANT TO SUPPORT THIS, I JUST WANT TO GET A REASONABLE NUMBER THAT WE KNOW WILL ADDRESS THE ISSUES. >>I’M GLAD YOU ASKED THAT BECAUSE I HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD’S NOTES. >>VERY GOOD. >>THAT SHE ASKED ME TO READ. THE ORIGINAL BASE IS $58,000. HERBOLD IS ASKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL $56. THIS ADDS TO JUAREZ’S PROGRAM, A PILOT PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES IN NEED WITH THE GOAL OF PROVIDING DIAPERS FOR ALL CHILDREN IN AN ENHANCED SHELTER, BASIC SHELTERS IN TINY HOME VILLAGES. AN ESTIMATED 1,167 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE RESIDING IN THESE PROGRAMS AND THIS ACTUALLY WOULD BE A PILOT PROGRAM, ASKING HSD TO REPORT ON THE DISTRIBUTION, USAGE, AND UNMET NEED FOR DIAPERS AT ALL SHELTERS, TINY HOME VILLAGES TO DETERMINE THE SUCCESS OF THE PILOTS IN MEETING THE NEED, I’M SORRY, I LOST MY SENTENCE. MEETING THE NEED FOR DIAPERS IN THAT LOCATION AND THE ONGOING FUNDING NECESSARY TO PROVIDE DIAPERS TO ALL CHILDREN AND SHELTERS IN TINY HOME VILLAGES. THIS REPORT WILL BE DUE BY JUNE 1, 2020. I SHOULD ADD THAT I WILL PROBABLY HELP AMEND THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW TWO OF OUR FOOD BANKS, NORTH HEALTH LINE AND BITTER LAKES. ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE THINGS THAT GOES QUICKLY BESIDES FORMULA IS BABY DIAPERS. SO I WOULD BE ADDING FOOD BANKS TO THIS AS WELL. WHATEVER THIS NUMBER IS, I THINK THAT IT IS PROBABLY, WOULD PROBABLY MEET THE NEED. >>AND SO I’M GOING TO RECOMMEND THAT WE MOVE FORWARD WITH ITEM 28 AS YOU INITIALLY PROPOSE IT AND THEN WE WILL WORK ON FORM Cs. >>CAN I CLARIFY THE CONTENT OF THE SUBSTITUTION. AND SO THERE ARE SOME, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH HSD TO DEVELOP AN ESTIMATE. THIS IS A PILOT PROGRAM AND NOT SOMETHING WE HAVE DONE BEFORE. YOU CAN LOOK AT A NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNDER AGE FIVE. UTILIZING DIAPERS, GUESSING HOW MANY THEY WOULD NEED. AND THAT DOES NOT NECESSARILY ALIGN WITH THE NUMBER THAT ORGANIZATIONS LIKE WEST SEATTLE, BABY, OR WEST SIDE BABY EXPERIENCE AS THEY PROVIDE DIAPERS. AND SO THIS IS INTENTIONALLY WRITTEN TO HAVE THE GOAL OF EXPANDING TO ALL LOCATIONS, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING THAT ESTIMATES AT THIS TIME MIGHT NOT HAVE ALLOWED US TO DEVELOP AN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT ON THAT. INSTRUCTING HSD TO SERVE AS MANY LOCATIONS AS POSSIBLE. >>OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFICATION. >>OKAY. AND WOULD WE GET A REPORT BACK UNDER YOUR PROPOSAL UNDER WHAT YOU JUST SAID, JEFF? AND YOU COULD SET A DATE IN JUNE NEXT YEAR TO REPORT BACK. HOW WOULD THAT WORK? WHAT IS YOUR VISION ON THIS? >>SO I WANT TO BE CLEAR WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A SUBSTITUTE TO WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ HAS ALREADY PUT FORWARD THAT WOULD INCLUDE DIAPERS THEN. THAT WOULD REQUEST A REPORT BACK FROM HSD DETAILING HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN SERVED AND HOW MANY LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN SERVED, AND ESTIMATED COST TO FURTHER EXPAND. IF IT TURNS OUT THE FUNDS PROVIDED WERE NOT EFFICIENT TO TRULY REACH ALL OF OUR ENHANCED BASIC AND TINY HOME VILLAGES. >>AND ONE WOULD HOPE THAT INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT STUCK IN SOME LOCATION WHERE THEY NEED TO ACCESS DIAPERS, BUT THAT WE’RE HELPING THEM MOVE ON TO THE OTHER SERVICES THAT THEY WILL NEED. I DON’T KNOW HOW WE PRESSURE THIS. BUT LET’S MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONCEPT AND THEN WE COULD TALK ABOUT WHAT FORMS MAY LOOK LIKE. >>SO YOU HAVE THE OPTION. YOU COULD DO A TIER ONE OR TWO WITH TIER ONE SUPPORTING AND CO- SPONSORING AS WRITTEN AND TIER TWO WOULD BE INDICATING THE SUPPORT AS IT WILL BE AMENDED WITH FORM C. >>OKAY. >>ANY OTHER THOUGHTS? >>I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY INSTEAD OF DOING ONE OR TWO I SUSPECT THAT YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF HANDS GOING UP ON BOTH OF THOSE. AND THE WAY THAT YOU CATCH IT, IT IS PERFECTLY FINE. >>AND LET’S JUST MOVE FORWARD WITH THE OPTION AND THEN WE WILL BE WORKING IT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE INFORMATION THAT WE WILL NEED AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK WITH FORM C. BUT THANK YOU FOR MOVING US FORWARD. AND COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. NOW THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 28, RAISE YOUR HAND. >>COULD I CLARIFY THAT IS CO- SPONSORING AS AMENDED. >>YES, INCLUDES DIAPERS. WE’LL MOVE FORWARD WITH FIGURING OUT HOW WE EXPAND AND THE REPORT AND ALL THAT. >>TOTALLY. THANK YOU. >>GOOD. THANK YOU SO MUCH. 29, I THINK THIS IS COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ’S AGAIN. IS THIS JEFF? >>YES, IT IS. HOM-10-A-1, ADDS A LITTLE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION TO HSD TO EXPAND HOMELESS SERVICES FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS. FOR EXAMPLE BY SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED BY THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB. THIS INCLUDES RAPID REHOUSING SERVICES, HOMELESS PREVENTION SERVICES, A DAY CENTER AS WELL AS DIVERSION. AND IT IS ENVISIONED IN THIS. YOU CAN ALSO SEE THERE’S A SIMILAR ASK THAT WE WILL GET TO SHORTLY THAT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE RAPID REHOUSING SERVICES, NOT THE FULL SERVICES DISCUSSED HERE. AND AS I MENTIONED THIS IS PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ? >>THANK YOU. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW INCLUDING YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, WE HAVE WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB AND COLLEEN ECHO HAWK. SO I THINK THE CITY SHOULD GIVE A PAT ON THE BACK. WE HAVE TWO SUCCESSES THIS YEAR. NUMBER ONE WE WERE THE FIRST CITY TO PASS MISSING MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS AND HAVE MONEY ATTACHED TO IT. WELL DONE, TEAM. NOW SECOND FIRST TIME IN THE CITY’S HISTORY EVER, CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB HAS HAD AN 86% SUCCESS RATE IN MOVING HOMELESS HOUSEHOLDS INTO PERMANENT HOUSING COMPARED TO 77% FOR ALL OTHER PROVIDERS IN KING COUNTY WITH A 2.5% RELAPSING BACK INTO HOMELESSNESS COMPARED TO 6%. AMERICAN INDIAN, I’M SORRY, ALASKA NATIVE, AMERICAN INDIANS REPAIN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY HOMELESSNESS. 10% OF THE COMMUNITY ARE ALASKA NATIVE AND AMERICAN INDIANS. REPRESENTING 1% OF THE OVERALL POPULATION. THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB HAS DEMONSTRATED A CONSISTENT TRACK RECORD IN SERVING THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE PEOPLE BY PROVIDING RESOURCES TO NATIVE-LED AGENCIES LAST YEAR THE ENTIRE CITY OF SEATTLE DOUBLED THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVES MOVING INTO PERMANENT HOUSING. I WANT TO SAY THAT AGAIN FOR THE ENTIRE CITY OF SEATTLE, WE DOUBLED THE NUMBERS OF HOMELESSNESS MOVING INTO PERMANENT HOUSING. CHIEF SEATTLE IS FULLY STAFFED AND THE DEMAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING OUTPACES THE CURRENT GENERAL FUND AWARD BUDGET TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING INSTABILITY FOR AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKAN NATIVES. THERE IS A BUDGET REQUEST OF $1.2 MILLION AND SOME CHANGE THAT WILL GO TOWARDS RAPID REHOUSING, WHICH I BELIEVE COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ HAS TEED UP FOR US, WHICH IS NUMBER 37, WHICH IS $374,000. THE DAY CENTER, WHICH IS $724,000. DIVERSION, WHICH IS $58,000, AND THEN THE HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION, WHICH IS AROUND $72,000. SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IS THIS. THIS AMOUNT THAT WE’RE ASKING IS ALL INCLUSIVE FOR THESE FOUR PROGRAMS, WHERE WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO SEE THE TREND LINE GOING UP. AND WITH AN 86% SUCCESS RATE. I CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH HOW PROUD I AM OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND MY COLLEAGUES FOR MOVING THE BALL FORWARD TO ADDRESSING THIS MARGINALIZED OFTEN OVERLOOKED POPULATION THAT AS I SAY MAKES UP 10% OF THE REGION’S HOMELESS COMMUNITY. I THINK WE’VE DONE WELL. THANK YOU. >>GREAT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. WELL ALL I COULD SAY, MADAM CHAIR? >>COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? AND LET ME JUST SAY THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. IT’S AN AMAZING WOMAN WHO HAS DONE SO MUCH THROUGH HER ORGANIZATION, AND I NEVER SEIZE TO BE AMAZED BECAUSE WAS SHE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS? AND IT IS JUST INCREDIBLE HOW MUCH SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO IT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SUPPORTING YOU IN THIS. COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. AND TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT, MY STRONG SUPPORT FOR THIS EFFORT TO CONTINUE ADDRESSING THE IMPACT OF THE ALASKAN NATIVE COMMUNITY. >>AND THIS ENVISIONS AN ORGANIZATION SUCH AS LEGAL COUNCIL FOR YOUTH AND CHILDREN TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO A VARIETY OF YOUNG ADULT POPULATIONS THAT ARE AT RISK FOR OR CURRENTLY EXPRESSING HOMELESSNESS INCLUDING THOSE EXITING CERTAIN SYSTEMS THAT WILL OCCUR OR HAVING OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH VARIOUS SYSTEMS. THE PROVISO WOULD LIMIT THE USE OF THESE FUNDS FOR THE TYPE OF SERVICES THOUGH HSD HAS NOTED IN ORDER TO BETTER ALIGN WITH SOME OF THE LIKELY OUTCOMES THAT WILL BE RELATED SPECIFICALLY TO THIS TYPE OF INVESTMENT THAT IT MIGHT BE BETTER NOT TO CAUSE THE HOMELESS INNNESS INVESTMENT AS MUCH AS THE LEGAL INVESTMENT THAT WILL FOCUS ON A CERTAIN POPULATION OF YOUTH. >>GOOD. >>AND THIS IS MOVED FORWARD BY COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ. >>YES, THANK YOU. YOU HAVE BEEN VERY ARTICULATE ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONTINUE? >>WELL THANK YOU, JEFF FOR THAT OUTLINE. AND FOR CHILDREN IMPROVES THE WELL BEING OF CHILDREN BY ADVANCING THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS THROUGH DIRECT REPRESENTATION. AND STRONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND SYSTEMIC ADVOCACY. THEY WILL ACT AS THE SERVICE LIKE YOUTH CARE. AND IN 2018 THEY SERVED ROUGHLY 250 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM AGES 12 TO 24 BY PROVIDING THEM LEGAL ADVICE OR IN CORE ADVOCACY OR MEDIATING AND NEGOTIATING ON THEIR BEHALF. AND CIVIL LEGAL ISSUES INCLUDING NOT LIMITED TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND EMANCIPATION AND GENDER MARKER AND NAME CHANGES, IDENTITY, THEFT, LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES, PUBLIC BENEFITS, AND MEDICAL DEBT. , ORDERS OF PROTECTION AND WOULD APPRECIATE FOLKS TO SUPPORT ON THIS ONE. >>THANK YOU. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR ON ITEM 30, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. NEXT ITEM, JEFF? >>SURE, ITEM 31 IS CBA HOM-12- A-1, ADDING $175,000 GENERAL FUND IN ONE-TIME FUNDING TO HSD FOR A SMART WALLET PROGRAM FOR DONATIONS TO INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. THE PROGRAM IS A SMART WALLET PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS IT THAT WAS FUNDED FOR TWO YEARS AS A START-UP AND HAS WORKED WITH A RANGE OF I BELIEVE AROUND 10 NON-PROFIT PROVIDERS. THIS PROGRAM WOULD CONTINUE THE PLATFORM AS WELL AS THE BEACONS AND EXPAND THAT BY ANOTHER 250 BEACONS. >>COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL? >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THIS IS WHAT HUMAN SERVICES SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN SHOULD THEY PROVIDE FUNDING FOR IT. THEY HAVE BEEN DOING INCREDIBLE WORK WITHOUT CITY FUNDING AND THEY HAVE HAD A PILOT WHERE MANY OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE TECHNOLOGY. THEY HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE LIVING IN THIS BUILDING, EXPERIENCING HOMELESS WHO HAVE BEEN RECIPIENTS OF BASICALLY FUNDS THAT ARE GIVEN BY PRIVATE CITIZENS, PRIVATE RESIDENTS, FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO GIVE, PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE AND WOULD LIKE TO HELP PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. THEY BASICALLY TRANSFER FUNDS TO MANY OF OUR FAVORITE PARTNERSHIPS IN THE SALVATION ARMY OR MARIES PLACE OR HARBORVIEW FOR TREATMENT AND SERVICES, SO I THINK AGAIN THEY WOULD DO A FULL DEMONSTRATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY THAT IS ON THE STREETS AND SORT OF WORKING NOW TO GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES. AND WE WILL CALL THEM THE CONNECTORS AND THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE SO THEY COULD BE THAT RECIPIENT AGAIN OF BOTH NOT ONLY FUNDS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES, BUT ALSO THAT THEY WILL GO INTO THE DIFFERENT PLACES FOR MENTORING AND COUNSELING AND THE ASSISTANCE AND THAT NAVIGATION WORK AND SO WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT THEY HAVE USED THESE LIFE CONNECTORS OR THE MEDALLIONS AND OVER PRIVATE MONEY TRANSFERRED TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS. AND FROM THAT, OVER HALF THE PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED SEEING THE NEED AND MANY MOVED INTO HOUSING OR TREATMENT AND FOCUSED ON THAT CORE IN ABOUT 10,000 PEOPLE IN THAT CITY DOWNLOADING THE APP AND SORT OF USING THIS THAT WE WOULD ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRIVACY AND ABOUT WHAT THAT SAFEGUARDS ARE TO MAKE SURE THAT SOMEONE IS NOT, FOR EXAMPLE, SEX TRAFFICKING INVOLVED OR PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN IN THAT KIND OF LIFESTYLE AND THAT THE SAFEGUARDS WILL BE MANY PLACE AND THAT IT DOES NOT ALLOW A PERSON TO TRACK A PERSON OTHER THAN WHEN THEY ARE RIGHT THERE AND THEY COULD SORT OF IDENTIFY THAT PERSON RIGHT WHEN THEY ARE THERE, BUT THEY CAN’T DO THAT TRACKING BEYOND 10 FEET. AND NOW THE OTHER PIECE I WOULD SAY IS THAT I THINK THAT THIS KIND OF TECHNOLOGY AND TO EXPAND THAT PILOT THAT THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING THROUGH THE ORGANIZATIONS AND THAT THE CITY, WE DO NOT PROVIDE CITY SERVICES, BUT THAT IS ONE THAT I WOULD BE EXCITED TO STILL HELP ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED AND WE UNDERSTAND THE BEST JOB THAT YOU CAN USING THE BEST JOB TO HELP YOU EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS AND NOW WHAT COULD I DO? I WANT TO HELP YOU AND THAT IT IS ONE OF MANY TOOLS THEY COULD DO TO HELP GET MONEY THROUGH THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE MARY’S PLACE AND SALVATION ARMY. AND IF THEY SHOULD CONTINUE THE PILOT. I THINK THAT IT WILL BE AN INVESTMENT WELL SERVED. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. JONATHAN KUMAR, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE TO GET THIS GOING. >>I WANTED TO ALSO THANK, THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE COMMITTEE TO TESTIFY AND TOLD THEIR PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND HOW THEY HAVE GOTTEN THEM ON THE CASE MANAGEMENT THAT THEY THOUGHT WAS CRITICAL AND THAT IT IS VERY, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN TOUGHER TO DO AND THEY WOULD SHARE THEIR STORY IN THAT AND AT LEAST VERY IMPACTFUL FOR ME AND SO THANK YOU. >>NOW OTHER COMMENTS? COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO? >>AND I JUST WANT TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR IT. YOU KNOW, I HAVE SAID IT BEFORE AND JUST BEING IN THAT CITY OF INNOVATION. IN DISTRICT FOUR, THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HAS SPACE PROGRAM CALLED COMMOTION. AND COMMOTION TAKES A LOT OF STUDENT IDEAS TO MARKET AND A LOT OF RESEARCH WILL HAPPEN TO MARKET. AND A NUMBER OF THE STUDENTS THAT I GOT TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH DEVELOPING THE TECHNOLOGY AND WANTING TO LEVERAGE THEIR SKILLS, THEIR TALENT TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD, WHICH IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF JUST BEING ABLE TO TAKE YOUR TALENTS TO CONNECT, TO BE A FACILITATOR AND TO CONNECT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. I WANT TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT AND APPRECIATION. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? AND THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADDING YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR TO ITEM 31, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. GREAT, THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. ITEM 32. >>ITEM 32 IS HOM-13-A-1, ADDING $746,757 IN ONE-TIME FUNDING TO HSD TO CREATE A RENTAL ASSISTANCE PILOT AND IMPOSES A PROVISO ON THOSE FUNDS. CREATING A RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THAT WOULD BE TARGETING AGE 50 OR OVER, RECEIVING SSI OR SSDI, THE TWO FEDERAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. AND ALSO THESE INDIVIDUALS WOULD NEED TO BE AT RISK OR CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. INITIALLY THE FUNDS WOULD FIRST CALL ON HSD TO PUT TOGETHER A STAKE HOLLER GROUP TO DESIGN THE LEVEL OF SUBSIDY PROVIDED, THOUGH I UNDERSTAND A SHALLOW SUBSIDY IS ENVISIONED HERE AND CLARIFIES ALSO FUNDS WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR AS THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE. THIS IS PUT FORWARD BY COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ. >>GREAT. COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ? >>THANK YOU, CHAIR BAGSHAW AND THANK YOU JEFF FOR THAT OUTLINE. I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO ADVANCE THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IN THIS BUDGET PROCESS. I’M DOING THIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH COUNCIL MEMBER LISA HERBOLD AND REALLY DO BELIEVE FUNDAMENTALLY THAT THIS RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COULD PROVIDE A FIX TO WHAT WE KNOW AS A REAL SYSTEM FAILURE. FOLKS WHO ARE RELYING ON TEMPORARY STATE BENEFITS MEDICAL RECORD TO ACCESS OR MAINTAIN HOUSING ARE AT GRAVE RISK OF LOSING THEIR HOUSING AND BECOMING HOMELESS ONCE THEY HAVE QUALIFIED FOR FEDERAL DISABILITY BENEFITS. THE SHAH LOW SUBSIDY PROGRAM COULD HELP COVER THE GAP BETWEEN INSUFFICIENT FEDERAL DISABILITIES AND THE HIGH COST OF HOUSING IN SEATTLE EVEN FOR OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS THAT ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. I’M HOPEFUL THIS PILOT PROGRAM COULD BE A BRIDGE FOR THE INDIVIDUALS FACING THIS BENEFIT CLIFF AND HELP KEEP THEM IN HOUSING OR HELP THEM ACCESS MUCH NEEDED HOUSING. IN THE END WE KNOW THE STATE NEEDS TO HELP US ALL FOR THIS PROGRAM AND I’M HERE TO PUT THIS ON THE CITY’S LOBBYING AGENDA. AND I’M ALSO HERE TO WORK WITH REPRESENTATIVE NICOLE AND WITH OTHERS TO FIND A LONG-TERM SOLUTION, A STATEWIDE SOLUTION THAT WILL FUNDAMENTALLY ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. BUT I THINK IN THE SHORT TERM AND THE NEAR FUTURE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THIS POPULATION IN THE INTERIM. AND REQUESTING THAT WE ADD $750,000 TO THE BUDGET IN ORDER TO MEET THOSE NEEDS IN THE HOPES THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE SOME PROGRESS IN THE STATE LEVEL ON SOME MORE SIGNIFICANT STATEWIDE FIXES THAT ARE NECESSARY TO ADDRESS THIS GAP. >>GREAT. VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>YES, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS. THIS IS NOW THAT WE ARE AWARE OF THIS GAP WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CLOSE IT AND GETTING SOME LEGISLATION THAT WILL FIX THAT UNDERLINING PROGRAM IN THE UNDERLINING THAT IF WE IGNORE HAD IT WILL BE DEVASTATING TO THE INDIVIDUALS AND THAT ADDS TO THE PROBLEM ALREADY. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>THANK YOU. >>THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 32 RAISE YOUR HAND. THANK YOU. NEXT ITEM IS 33. AND IT IS COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. >>NUMBER 33, HOM-14-A-1, THIS IS CUTTING $8.395 MILLION ACROSS MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS TO DISCONTINUE THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND ABROGATE 30 FTE. PUT TOGETHER BY COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. I WOULD NOTE THERE ARE 30 INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY THE EXECUTIVE IN PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS. EITHER OFFICERS IN THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR DIRECT EMPLOYEES OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THIS OVERALL CUTS THE BUDGETS ACROSS MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE NAVIGATION TEAM WHICH COULD HAVE EFFECTS ON PARKS INVESTMENTS IF THEY ARE FTE AND SUPPORTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE FUNDS. BUT THIS IS SET UP TO BE A REDUCTION OF THOSE FUNDS AND ALSO IMPLEMENTING SOME OF THE TECHNICAL CHANGES DUE TO THE CONTRACT OR THE AGREEMENT WITH THE POLICE OFFICERS GUILD, THE WAY IT WILL CUT TO THE NAVIGATION TEAM OFFICERS WOULD REQUIRE TECHNICALITIES THAT WE WOULD HASH OUT. >>OKAY, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>AND JUST WANTED TO START BY FIRST OF ALL NOTING THAT THE RIGHT-WING MEDIA AND UNFORTUNATELY EVEN CONSERVATIVE SEATTLE TIMES EDITORIAL TEAM HAS MISCONSTRUED MANY OF THESE INTENTIONALLY, NOT MISCONSTRUE, THAT’S NOT THE WORD, MAYBE DISTORTED, DELIBERATELY DISTORTED MANY OF THE POINTS THAT HAVE COME FROM NOT ONLY MY OFFICE, BUT AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF HOMELESS ADVOCATES, HOMELESS NEIGHBORS, HOUSE NEIGHBORS, EVERYBODY WHO HAS RECOGNIZED THE SWEEPS, I DON’T CALL IT THE NAVIGATION TEAM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NAVIGATING THEM TO ANYWHERE. THEY ARE NAVIGATING THEM BY DENYING THEIR HUMANITY BY SAYING YOU CAN’T BE HERE, YOU CAN’T BE HERE, YOU CAN’T BE HERE, WITHOUT REALLY GIVING THEM A PLACE TO GO TO THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO THEM. AND THESE ARE HUMAN BEINGS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. AND IT IS REALLY NOT SURPRISING, BUT DEEPLY UNFORTUNATE AND PROBLEMATIC THAT THE MEDIA HAS SEIZED ON THIS IN THIS WAY. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU SAW, BUT OUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD JASON RAMS REPORTED ON THIS AND THEN HE WENT ON TUCKER CARLSON TO TALK ABOUT THIS. IT IS ABSOLUTE NONSENSE. LET’S MAKE IT CLEAR. SWEEPS ARE INEFFECTIVE AND INHUMANE. AND WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING IS TO USE THE MONEY THAT IS WASTED ON SWEEPS, MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. >>NEARLY $8.4 MILLION. >>NEARLY $8.4 MILLION. THERE’S ZERO NUMBERS WHO HAVE SAID IT IS WORKING. SUCH A THING HAS NEVER HAPPENED. INSTEAD WE SHOULD USE THE SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE MONEY TO EXPAND THE SERVICES THAT WE DO HAVE. AND JUST TO CLARIFY, YOU KNOW, IF THERE IS A REALISTIC PROPOSAL AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO WORK ON THIS WITH ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO WORK ON IT. IF THERE IS A REALISTIC PROPOSAL TO MAKE THE NAVIGATION TEAM DO WHAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE CLAIM IT DOES, WHICH IS ACTUALLY PROVIDE THE SERVICES. IF THERE IS A REALISTIC PROPOSAL TO DO A REAL OVERHAUL IN RESTRUCTURING OF THIS TEAM TO MAKE SURE IT IS NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT TYPE OF, YOU KNOW, INITIATIVE THAT IS NOT LED BY THE DEMONIZING OF HOMELESSNESS BY MANY OF THE BUSINESS LEADERS WHO HAVE SENT US LETTER AFTER LETTER SAYING THEY WANT TO EXPAND THIS PROGRAM. IF IT WAS LED BY THE TEAMS, WHICH WE HAVE SAID WE ARE GOING TO USE ALL THESE RESOURCES AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WILL LEAD THEM TO TINY HOUSE VILLAGES OR ANY OTHER SERVICE THAT THEY NEED THAT ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL. IF WE COULD DO A COMPLETE OVERALL IN RESTRUCTURING OF THE THING, THEN I WOULD STRONGLY SUPPORT IT. BUT AS OF NOW IT IS NOT WHAT IS HAPPENING AND WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IS LITERALLY SWEEPING HOMELESS PEOPLE FROM HERE TO THERE AND THEN, OF COURSE, I UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE CASES WHERE THERE IS AN EMERGENT DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT WILL NEED TO BE DONE. BUT IN MY VIEW WHAT I HAVE SEEN IN THAT DANGER HAS BEEN EXPANDED TOO WIDELY AND THE REALITY, INNOCENT HOMELESS NEIGHBORS, THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THIS AND SO I WOULD REALLY URGE THAT, YOU KNOW, IT IS THE HIGH TIME THAT WE WOULD LOOK FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND FROM THAT REACH AREA THAT WE HAVE DONE BEFORE AND THE REASON THAT THEY WOULD DISASSOCIATE FROM IT IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD TO PRIORITIZE SHELTERS, EVEN WHEN THEY WERE RARELY ACCEPTED. DEVELOPING WITH THE LONG-TERM ALTERNATIVE HOUSING PLANS. IF YOU TALK TO THEM, THEY WOULD TELL YOU WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES THAT IT WILL WORK BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO GO AND THEY KNOW THAT IT WILL WORK AND THEY WILL GET THAT CASE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY AND SO IF YOU ALLOW THE PEOPLE TO GO TO A PLACE THAT WILL ACTUALLY WORK FOR THEM, THEN IT WILL WORK AND THAT RIGHT NOW THAT’S NOT WHAT’S HAPPENING. >>COUNCIL MEMBER ANYBODY? COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO. [ LAUGHTER ] >>EARLY, I’M TRYING TO THINK OF HOW TO APPROACH THIS. EARLIER IN MY TERM, YOU KNOW, I GENUINELY CAME FROM A SINCERE PLACE OF WANTING TO COLLABORATE WITH YOUR OFFICE, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. AND I REALLY WISH WE WOULD HAVE HAD A BETTER CHANCE. I OPENED UP A DISTRICT OFFICE IN DISTRICT FOUR AND THE ISSUE OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM IS VERY COMPLEX. FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. THE NAV TEAM IN ITSELF, WHAT I HAVE HEARD FROM DISTRICT FOUR RESIDENTS, THEY WANT AN IMPROVEMENT OF COORDINATED OF SERVICES. THEY WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. THE ISSUE OF HOMELESSNESS IN THIS SOLUTION IS IN A NAME WITH MORE HOMES. I THINK IN ORDER FOR US TO REALLY MAKE THAT WHOLE SYSTEM WORK BETTER FOR EVERYBODY, IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE MASSIVE INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IN HOUSING, REQUIRE SOME ZONING CHANGES, ADDITIONAL ZONING CHANGES FOR CAPACITY BECAUSE WE’RE GROWING IN A REGION. AND IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE US TO IMPROVE THAT FOR THE STAR SERVICES. BUT THE NAV TEAM IS A PART OF WHAT FITS A VERY NICHE PART OF OUR RESPONSE. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE WORK, THE MORE WE DEMONIZE THE WORK WE DO AND THE FURTHER IT WILL GET US FROM THAT SOLUTION. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL BE A COFFEE, THE WATER, WHAT, BUT IT IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. AND PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT JUST HERE IN CITY HALL, BUT THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE WORK, THEY ARE QUITE FRANKLY TRYING TO SAY HOW DO WE DO THIS BETTER FOR EVERYBODY? AND SO I PERSONALLY JUST DON’T THINK THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DEMONIZE THE WORK THAT THEY DO WILL GET US ANY CLOSER. >>AND THIS IS RIDICULOUS SAYING THAT WE ARE DEMONIZING THE WORKERS. THE WORKERS THEMSELVES ARE SAYING THAT IT HAD IS NOT WORKING AND THAT IS WHY THE REACH TEAM ASSOCIATED FROM IT. YOU SHOULD CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CAREFULLY AND ALSO IF YOU ARE SO INTERESTED IN WORKING, RATHER THAN NURSING A GRUDGE, WHY DIDN’T YOU SHOW UP TO THE MANY MEETINGS WHERE MY COMMUNITY DID WHERE WE HEARD BY NOW OVER 100 TESTIMONIALS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE SAID THE SWEEPS ARE NOT WORKING FOR THEM. AND YESTERDAY I BROUGHT FARRED A PROPOSAL TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING, YOU DIDN’T VOTE FOR IT AND SO THESE ARE ALL EMPTY WORDS. >>AND ALL RIGHT, LET’S MOVE ON BECAUSE WE’LL HAVE MANY MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK ABOUT NAVIGATION TEAM. AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THEIR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR TO COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT’S ITEM NUMBER 33, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. LET’S MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 34. THIS IS LISA HERBOLD IMPOSING A PROVISO AND NAVIGATION TEAM APPROPRIATIONS. I’VE GOT SOME OTHER ITEMS. IS ANYBODY SPEAKING TO THIS? >>I CAN PROVIDE SOME DETAILS. BUT I WAS NOT ASKED BY THE COUNCIL MEMBER THOUGH. THIS IS HOM-15-A-1, IMPOSE A PROVISO ON THE NAVIGATION TEAM APPROPRIATIONS IN HSD. THERE ARE NO FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS BUDGET ACTION. THIS BUILDS ON OR I SHOULD SAY CONTINUES PROVISO FIRST ADDED TO THE NAVIGATION TEAM FUNDING AND ADOPTED 2019 BUDGET BY COUNCIL ACTION OR THE GREEN SHEET. 1495A4 AND THAT REQUIRES QUARTERLY REPORTS ON THE NAVIGATION TEAMS WITH A RANGE OF METRICS, FIRST SECTION OF SECTION A OF THE SCHEDULED SUBJECTS THAT ARE A PART OF THE REPORTS, THINGS OF THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE REFERRED TO THE SHELTER. AND THAT LIST IS BASICALLY CONTINUING WITH SOME ADDITIONS SUCH AS NOW DATA ON HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS ACTUALLY ARRIVE AT THAT SHELTER WITHIN 48 HOURS AND SO THAT DATA POINT IS ADDED TO THE LIST AND THEN THE REMAINING ITEMS, THEY WERE SPECIFIC TO EACH QUARTER AND THEY VARY ACCORDING TO RESPONSES THAT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED GENERALLY AS THE RESULT OF ANALYSIS DONE BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR. THE QUARTERLY REPORTS IN THIS BUDGET ACTION ARE UPDATED TO REFLECT THE STATUS OF CURRENT CONVERSATIONS. THINGS SUCH AS COMPLETION OF THE RACIAL EQUITY TOOL KIT THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY. OR IN LIGHT OF THE INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE ARRIVED AT SHELTERS, STEPS THAT ARE BEING TAKEN TO INCREASE THAT NUMBER AND OTHER TYPES OF REPORTING, SO IT IS UPDATING. >>GREAT, CAN I JUST ASK A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION ON THAT? MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THIS PROVISO DOES NOT STOP ACTIONS OR STOP THE EFFORT TO RESTRUCTURE THE TEAM AND REFOCUS ON WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO TO GET MORE PEOPLE INTO SHELTER. SHE’S NOT STOPPING OR ASKING TO STOP IN JANUARY. THE WORK THAT THE NAV TEAM IS DOING RATHER THAT AT THE END OF THE MARCH THERE WILL BE A REPORT THAT WILL CONTINUE. OR DO I MISUNDERSTAND? >>NO, YOU’RE CORRECT. THE REQUIREMENT JUST ASKS, THIS PROVISO REQUIRES MOSTLY ON DATA AND IN SOME CASES, QUALITATIVE OR QUANTITATIVE STEPS THAT ARE BEING TAKEN TO WORK ON THE NAVIGATION TEAM AND PERHAPS RESPOND TO RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT IT. THERE’S NOT, ASSUMING A REPORT IS SUCCESSFULLY FILED AS IT HAS BEEN DURING THIS YEAR, THERE WOULD NOT BE DIRECTIVES ON WHAT TYPE OF STAFFING TO DO, STILL A FUNCTION THAT WOULD BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE EXECUTIVE. AND THERE WOULD NOT BE A REDUCTION FUNDING. EACH SUBMISSION OF A REPORT DOES NOT REQUIRE COUNCIL ACTION. INSTEAD SUBMITTING IT AS A CLERK FILE WOULD RELEASE THE FUNDING FOR THE SUBSEQUENT QUARTER. THAT’S THE TRUCKTURE THAT WAS DONE INTO THE ’19 ADOPTED BUDGET WITH 14-95-A-4. >>THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>THIS IS CONTINUING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS YEAR? >>YES. >>AND FROM MY PERSPECTIVE I THINK IT’S BEEN WORKING GREAT, SO I’M FULLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALEZ? >>I WAS GOING TO ASK A SIMILAR QUESTION. úAND DOES THIS ENTIRE PAST YEAR OF 2019, SIMILAR IF NOT THE SAME EXACT PROVISO HAS BEEN IN PLACE, IS THAT CORRECT? >>I CHARACTERIZE IT AS SIMILAR BECAUSE THEY HAVE UPDATED, BUT YES. >>IT’S BEEN UPDATED IN TERMS OF ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION? >>EXACTLY. AND THERE WERE SOME PIECES OF AUDITOR ACTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED A CERTAIN DATE THAT A FULL YEAR AGO HAD NOT ARRIVD. BUT NOW DIFFERENT ITEMS ARE THE FOCUS OF FURTHER ACTION. >>BUT IN TERMS OF THE MECHANISM AND THE IMPACT OF THIS PROVISO, IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE PROVISO THAT CURRENTLY EXISTS NOW? >>YES, THAT’S CORRECT. >>SO REALLY THIS IS JUST AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT REPORTING IS BEING DONE TO THE CITY COUNCIL IN A TRANSPARENT AND PUBLICLY AVAILABLE WAY? >>YES. >>SO I THINK THIS PROVISO HAS BEEN GRAVELY MISCHARACTERIZED IN THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC NARRATIVE. AND REALLY WHAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR FOLKS TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT SETTING ASIDE SOME OF THE ONGOING QUESTIONS THAT I AND OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THIS DOES HAVE ABOUT WHAT THE INTENDED GOAL AND REALITY IS OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MECHANISM TO CONTINUE TO GET THAT DATA TO BE ABLE TO ALLOW US AS THE OVERSIGHT BODY AS THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT TO REALLY BE ABLE TO EVALUATE THE DATA FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF UNDERSTANDING, BEING ABLE TO CRITICALLY EVALUATE WHETHER THE STATED GOALS OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM ARE BEING FULFILLED. SO I THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM AN IMPORTANT OVERSIGHT MECHANISM. BUT FOR THE REQUIREMENT THAT CURRENTLY EXIST HAVE THIS INFORMATION AND DATA PROVIDED TO US, WE WOULD REALLY BE IN THE DARK AS IT RELATES TO AND THE PUBLIC WOULD BE IN THE DARK AS IT RELATES TO WHAT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM ARE OR ARE NOT. I THINK THIS IS A MEASURED APPROACH. I DON’T THINK IT ANSWERS THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN POSED BY SOME OF US WHO HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF THE NAVIGATION TEAM. BUT I DO THINK IT IS AT A MINIMUM, AN ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM THAT WILL BE REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD ON THESE EFFORTS. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT. I HAVE A QUESTION THAT I WANT TO ASK BROADLY AND GENERALLY, BUT LET’S VOTE ON THIS AND THEN I WILL COME BACK TO IT. THOSE WHO WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A CO-SPONSOR TO ITEM NUMBER 34, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY, VERY GOOD. HERE IS MY QUESTION BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 35. FIRST I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND SAY THANKS TO A NUMBER OF OUR FRIENDS WHO INCLUDE LISA DUGARD LEADING THE WAY HERE WITH SOME OF THE BIAs INCLUDING SOTO AND BALLARD AND CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT AND DSA AND OUR ALLIANCE FOR PIONEER SQUARE WHO HAVE COME TOGETHER TO SEND US A LETTER. I JUST RECEIVED THIS. APPARENTLY YOU GOT IT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY ACKNOWLEDGED IS THAT THERE IS REALLY A NEED TO COME TOGETHER BOTH TO REASSESS WHAT THE NAV TEAM IS DOING. AND AT THE SAME TIME SUPPORTING THE LEAD. THE FIRST ENTIRE PAGE IS SUPPORTING LEAD AND ALL OF THE WORK THAT THEY ARE DOING. YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING YESTERDAY, GONZALEZ, BECAUSE I RAISED THE ISSUE ABOUT CALLING THE ROUND TABLE TO HELP GET THE PEOPLE OUT, TOGETHER TO TALK TO US ABOUT AND YOU SAID SOMETHING THAT IT WAS ALREADY UNDERWAY OR YOU WERE CONCERNED ABOUT DUPLICATION. NOW DID I MISUNDERSTAND? >>AND YEAH, NO, YEAH. SO A PART OF THE SLIDE THAT WE WOULD PULL TOGETHER LAST YEAR AND TO REALLY WORK ON REALIGNMENT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. AND ALSO CALLED FOR A PLAN ON REVAMPING AND CREATING THE NEW FUNCTIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COMMITTEE. I WAS FLAGGING MY PERSONAL NEED TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE ENVISIONING AS IT RELATES TO PULLING TOGETHER THE ROUND TABLE THAT WILL HAVE SOME INTERSECTION IN THAT SPACE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE NOT DUPLICATING EFFORTS, OR CREATING TWO DIFFERENT ENTITIES THAT ARE GOING TO RESULT IN SOME SILOING. AND I DO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOMETHING THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE AND THAT IS WITH THIS CROSS SECTION OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD SIGN THIS LETTER, AND TO TALK TO US, ABOUT SUPPORTING THE LEAD. AND COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT SAID WITH THE IDEA OF FOCUSING ON WHAT WILL BE WORKING IN THE NAV TEAM AND WHAT IS NOT. AND WITH US TO BE ABLE TO BRING THAT COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND TO SAY ALL RIGHT, WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO REALLY HAVE A WHOLE LOT HOUSING. AND TO HAVE THE SUPPORT THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE INDIVIDUALS ARE GETTING THAT PERSON SENT AND THE PERSON SENT THAT TREATMENT THAT THEY NEED. AND I LOVE IT. TO COME TOGETHER IN SUPPORTING THE DIRECTION THAT WE’RE GOING AND I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT I’M THANKFUL FOR THAT AND FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AROUND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM NEEDS THAT WE WILL HAVE AND TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS. I’M JUST ACKNOWLEDGING ONCE AGAIN, THE WORK THAT DON BLAKELEY AND LISA DUGARD AND THOSE ARE REALLY THE LEADERS IN MY WORLD THEN AND IN BRINGING THE OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS ALONG, AND I APPRECIATE THAT. OKAY. NEXT ITEM. >>WE HAVE STARTING ON ITEM NUMBER 35 AND I KNOW COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL HAS AN AIRPLANE TO CATCH, SO I’M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN GET THROUGH AT LEAST THROUGH THE END OF 38 UNTIL WE CAN MOVE FORWARD. >>MADAM CHAIR IF I MAY PROPOSE AND AS LONG AS THERE IS NO OBJECTION FROM COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, ITEM 35, AND ITEM 36HOM- 17A-1, THE ITEMS ARE BASICALLY EXACTLY THE SAME. THEY BOTH ADD APPROXIMATELY, JUST A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN $1.3 MILLION IN GENERAL FUND INCLUDING $558,000 AND ONE-TIME FUNDING TO HSD TO DEVELOP MOBILE BATHROOM FACILITIES. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT SOME ROUNDING WAS USED IN ONE OF THE PROPOSALS WHEREAS IT WAS NOT IN THE OTHER. BOTH OF THESE PROPOSALS WOULD PURCHASE AND THEN PROVIDE OPERATING COSTS TO STAFF. FIVE MOBILE RESTROOM UNITS AND THESE RESTROOM UNITS WOULD HAVE BOTH TWO TOILETS AS WELL AS THE NEEDLE EXCHANGE AND THE FACILITIES TO DISPOSE OF PET WASTE AND THESE WOULD BE MOBILE UNITS AS I SAID THEY WOULD BE STAFFED. THE FIRST IS PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT AND HERBOLD. >>I SUPPORT HAD THIS AND I WANT YOU TO EXPLAIN WHO THE PILE OF POO IS. [ LAUGHTER ] >>WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? >>NOT, YOU COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ. >>NO, NO, NO. WE’RE GOOD. >>YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ME. >>I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT. >>AND THAT IS SO FLUSTERED. [ LAUGHTER ] >>NOW BACK TO THE POINT HERE COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, YOU’RE IN THE LEAD. >>AND SO YEAH, JEFF, ACTUALLY I WAS GOING TO SUGGEST IT MYSELF THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST VOTE TOGETHER ON THIS BECAUSE THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE OTHER THAN THE ROUNDING DIFFERENCE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD TAKE REAL CHANGE AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ADVOCATING FOR IT AND SO MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT WILL BE HERE ON THIS AND WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THE POOL BALLOONS AND BABY VERA WHO IS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE PIT STOPS. AND THE IDEA IS FOR THIS PROGRAM TO BE RUN PUBLICLY BY THE CITY AS THE CITY WILL BUY THE DRUGS AND SPECIALIZED TRUCKS. AND I DON’T, I THINK JUST ONE OTHER POINT THAT I WILL ADD, WHICH WE HAVE ALL ACKNOWLEDGED BEFORE IS THAT OBVIOUSLY THE MOST NEED IS FOR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NO OTHER ACCESS TO BATHROOMS EVER IN THE CITY FOR THEM TO HAVE THIS, BUT I THINK EVERYBODY CAN SYMPATHIZE WITH IT. ANY HUMAN BEING WHO DIDN’T NEED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND DIDN’T HAVE A BATHROOM ACCESS. EVERYBODY HAS BEEN THROUGH THAT. SO IT IS A SUPPORTED. >>THANK YOU. AND COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT AND COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD HERE. AND ALL OF OUR REAL CHANGE FRIENDS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I THINK WE GOT STARTED ON THIS YEARS AGO. AND IT HASN’T GONE ANYWHERE. UNTIL YOU GOT THESE SILLY BALLOONS OUT. BUT SERIOUSLY WHEN I WAS IN SAN FRANCISCO, I THINK IT’S BEEN THREE YEARS NO. AND SEEING WHAT THEY HAVE DONE WITH THEIR MOBILE PIT STOPS AS WELL AS THE ONES THAT THEY HAVE AND I THINK THEY GOT 14 OR 15 OF THEM NOW AND THAT ARE ACTUALLY IN PLACE. AND THEIR WATER DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS AN EQUIVALENT OF THE SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES THAT WENT AROUND SAYING WHERE ARE WE SPENDING THE MOST TIME CLEANING UP? AND THEY WOULD IDENTIFY THE SITES AND THEN THEY ACTUALLY BUILT PLACES THAT ARE MANAGED BY THE INDIVIDUALS. PEOPLE WHO ARE MANAGING THEM, THEY ARE GENERALLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME BACK FROM PRISON. THEY ARE REENTRY JOBS AND THEY WOULD GET SOMETHING ON THEIR RESUME. AND THEY ARE ABLE TO HAVE EXPERIENCE THAT THEY COULD THEN HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY NOBODY WANTS TO DO THIS PROBABLY FOR MUCH LONGER THAN A FEW MONTHS, BUT THEY’VE GOT SOMETHING THAT THAT I’VE GOT THIS AND I SHOWED UP ON TIME AND I DID MY WORK. AND WHAT THEY NEED TO PUT ON THE OUTSIDE AND HAND WASHING FACILITIES SEEM COUNCIL MEMBER. >>WE WERE RETURN IT. >>EXCELLENT. SHE WANTS THE BALLOON BACK. >>ITEM 37 IS M 1831. $374,517 GENERAL FUND TO A JUSTI FOR RAPID REHOUSING SERVICES FOR NATIVE INDIVIDUALS, ALASKAN NATIVES AND NATIVE AMERICANS AS I MENTIONED WHEN WE DISCUSSED AND 10 A 1 , IT’S THE SAME. WITH A FOCUS ON CERTAIN POPULATION HOWEVER THIS COUNSEL BUDGET ACTION WOULD PROVIDE FUNDING ONLY FOR RAPID REHOUSING SERVICES WHEREAS THE EARLIER ACTION THAT WAS DISCUSSED PROVIDED AN ARRAY OF OTHER SERVICES AS WELL. >>WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLAIN ? >>I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE AD. I THINK WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROJECT. FAMILY ARE WITH THE FOLKS WHO DO THIS WORK AND I TRUST THAT THAT CHAIR WILL BE ABLE TO RECONCILE HOW TO THREAD THE NEEDLE HERE TO BE ABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE COMIC OF THE CRITICAL NEEDS OF THIS POPULATION. >>I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES FOR ALWAYS BEING SO CALM AND LEVELHEADED IN OUR DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY AND HOW WE MOVE FORWARD AND HOW WE SHELTER THEM. OBVIOUSLY I WOULD NOT BE SUPPORTING THIS AMENDMENT BECAUSE IT’S ONE PIECE OF A BIGGER PIECE WHICH I’VE PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED IN 29 OR WHAT EVER. AS THE COUNCILMEMBER SAID, AND THE QUEEN OF THE ISSUE IN FRONT OF US PICKS TWO WOULD THIS BE SUBSUMED BY THE ONE WE’VE ALREADY VOTED ON ? >>I THINK SO. WE HAVE A COUPLE DIFFERENT WAYS TO APPROACH HERE AND I WOULD DEFER TO THE PROCESS ROSE OVER THERE. WE CAN TAKE A PASS ON THIS ONE AND HAVE IT PULLED KNOWING THAT IT’S BEEN SUBSUMED OR WE CAN CALL FOR A NOTE OF SPONSORSHIP. >>WHAT DID YOU SAY EARLIER ABOUT NOBODY TURNED DOWN FREE MONEY? >>I’M NOT GOING TO SAY NO TO MONEY. >>OKAY. I WOULD LIKE COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES IDEA IF WE COULD TAKE A PASS ON THIS AS WE ALL AGREE THIS IS ALL SUBSUMED AND 29 ? >>ALL RIGHT BY ME. >>I DON’T HAVE AN OBJECTION TO THAT. MY READING IS ACCURATE THAT THIS IS SUBSUMED IN ITEM 29, RIGHT ? >>THAT’S CORRECT. I WAS TRYING TO CREATE OPTIONS THAT IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO GIVE COUNSEL — COUNCILMEMBER BAR-S EVERYTHING SHE WANTED. >> SHE GETS EVERYTHING SHE WANTS THE REST OF US DON’T. ITEM NUMBER 38. >>THIS IS AND 50 A1. $115,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND SBU. >>YES I CAN EXPLAIN THIS. THIS BUDGET ACTION WHAT HAVE $115,000 TO SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES RSP TO EXPAND THE ENCAMPMENT TRASH PROGRAM. AS A REMINDER THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET MAINTAINS THE 2019 SERVICE LEVEL FOR THIS PROGRAM WHICH ALLOWS SERVICES OF UP TO 10 SITES AT ANY GIVEN TIME FOR TOTAL COST OF APPROXIMATELY $250,000. PARTNERING WITH A NONPROFIT PROVIDER IS INTENDED TO CREATE A MORE EFFICIENT EXPANSION THAN IS POSSIBLE WITH CITY STUFFING ALONE AND FOR THIS EFFORT THE PARTNER SHOULD BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY FEASIBLE SITES FOR THE PROGRAM, EXPLAINED THE PROGRAM AND HOW IT WORKS, TO DEMONSTRATE THE PURPLE BAGS USED BY THE PROGRAM. MONITOR PARTICIPATING SITES AND CAN INDICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH SPU SEVEN AS YOU MENTIONED THE PROPOSAL IS SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>IN HER ABSENCE, DOES ANYONE WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? SINGH NO COMMENT SO ASK THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME AS A COSPONSOR TO THIS NUMBER RAISE YOUR HAND. WELL DONE. OKAY. WE HAVE JUST COME TO THE END OF SESSION 1 AT 12:13. THANK YOU OVERHANGING IN HERE. WE WILL BE AT RECESS. THOSE THAT ARE HERE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS, WE WILL TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE END OF THE DAY. WE WILL RECONVENE AT 2:00. THANK YOU, EVERYBODY FOR COMING AND, COLLEAGUES, AGAIN FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS. THANK YOU.

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