Seattle City Council 11/25/19


>>GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE IN CITY HALL. THE NOVEMBER 25, 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF THE FULL CITY COUNCIL WILL NOW COME TO ORDER. IT IS 2 PM AND I BRUCE HARRELL PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. >>PACHINKO? SO LOT? BACK SHOCK? GONZALES? WAR IS? MUSCARIA? PRESIDENT HARRELL? >>THERE NINE PRESENT. >>THINK VERY MUCH. IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION THE INTRODUCTION A REFERRAL CALENDAR WILL BE ADOPTED. HEARING NO OBJECTION TODAY’S PRO CALENDAR IS ADOPTED AND SOME LEAVE THERE’S NO ADOPTION TODAY’S AGENDA WILL ALSO BE IN THERE. HEARING NO OBJECTION THE AGENDA IS ADOPTED. THERE ARE NO MINUTES FOR APPROVAL TODAY. PRESENTATIONS I’M NOT AWARE OF ANY PRESENTATIONS THIS AFTERNOON. WE HAVE THE DOORS OPEN AT THIS POINT WE WILL TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS THAT DO APPEAR ON TODAY’S AGENDA. THE INTELLECTUAL CALENDAR FOR THE WORK PROGRAM OR FOR THE BUDGET. PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR 20 MINUTES. SPEAKERS ARE LIMITED WE ONLY HAVE ABOUT 23 HERE. SO ONE AWAY GO A MINUTE AND A HALF AND SPLIT THE BABY A BIT. I DID HAVE SOME REQUEST TO STICK TO MINUTE BUT WE ONLY ABOUT TWO PAGES. AND SO GET READY FOR A MINUTE AND A HALF. WE WILL START ON THE ORDER WITH WHICH YOU SIGNED AND HUNG THEM OFF ONE AT A TIME. LET’S TRY TO GET BOTH MICROPHONES IN PLACE. 1:YOUR FIRST. AND KERA ALDERTON IF YOU DON’T MND COMING OVER TO OUR RIGHT IN YOUR LEFT JULIE DAVIS IS BACK IN THE MIDDLE. PLEASE PROCEED. >>MY NAME IS OUR UNCLE COLD. I’VE BEEN A NURSE HERE FOR 21 YEARS. I’M ONE OF 8000 WORKERS AT SWEDISH HILL WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO THE BARGAINING TEAM TO CALL FOR STRIKE. THE GOAL IS A FAIR TRON TRACT BUT WE ARE WILLING TO STRIKE IF NEEDED. WE ARE PART OF A COALITION OF 15,000 PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH HEALTH EMPLOYEES FROM AROUND WASHINGTON STATE WHO ARE ALL READY TO STRIKE NOW. WORKER STANDING UP TO PROVIDENCE AND SAYING ENOUGH. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTERS LIKE YOURSELVES UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE IN CRISIS. AND UNDERSTAND WHY WE ARE STANDING UP FOR PATIENTS. WE NEED CONTRACT COMMITMENTS FROM SWEDISH PROVIDENCE FOR SAFE PATIENT CARE. BECAUSE OF THE STAFFING CUTS THAT THEY’VE MADE IS NO LONGER SAFE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. IS NO LONGER SAFE FOR MYSELF OR MY COWORKERS. MORE AND MORE WE ARE BEING INJURED AND ASSAULTED AT WORK. THE CUTS SWEDISH PROVIDENCE HAS MADE OUR TOD. WEENIE WAGES AND BENEFITS THAT WILL RECRUIT AND RETAIN QUALIFIED STAFF AND WE CURRENTLY HAVE OVER 700 EMPLOYEE VACANCIES AT SWEDISH PROVIDENCE. NOWHERE ELSE IS IT LIKE THIS. WE ARE IN CRISIS. WE ARE ALSO ADVOCATING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND EVERY WORKER, PATIENT AND COMMUNITY MEMBER WHO DOES COME TO SWEDISH PROVIDENCE WILL BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY THAT THEY DESERVE. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU THE CITY COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERING TO TAKE A STANCE. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT OUR COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO SWEDISH PROVIDENCE AND WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN WIN. WE CAN WIN ON PATIENT SAFETY AND FAIR WAGES. AND WITH BENEFITS THAT RECRUIT AND RETAIN STAFF AND WE CAN WIN ON RACIAL JUSTICE BECAUSE THERE IS NO ECONOMIC JUSTICE WITHOUT RACHEL JUST RACIAL JUSTICE. THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL. >>KERA IS NOT HERE SO WE WILL KEEP GOING. IF SOMEONE SEES HER PLEASE FLAG HER. JULIE DAVIS? AND THEN IMOGENE WILLIAMS. >>HELLO. MY NAME IS — >>OKAY I AM SPEAKING FOR THE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION. MY NAME IS JULIE DAVIS. I’M A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SEATTLE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION. A NONPROFIT. AND I WANT TO THANK OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ORGANIZING THE DRIVERS. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK MIKE O’BRIEN FOR MEETING WITH US. WE DO URGE YOU TO VOTE FOR THE AMENDMENT TO EXPAND THE DRIVER RESOLUTION CENTER INTO DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER. THE RESOLUTION CENTER WHICH IS THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED LEGISLATION IS A GOOD START BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH. IT IS ONLY A BAND-AID TO THE TRUE NEEDS TO THE COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION TO THE DEACTIVATION RESOLUTION ANY MANY OTHER THINGS LIKE MEETING SPACES FOR DRIVERS TO COME TOGETHER AND ABDICATE FOR THEMSELVES. MULTILINGUAL WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING ON T AND C COMPANY POLICIES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE AS WELL AS TAX AND FINANCIAL TRADING. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION ASSISTANCE AND DRIVER AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE WITH SUPPORT SERVICES. COUNSELING WITH HEALTHCARE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING IDENTIFICATION. THIS IS THE SOLUTION TO DRIVER’S PROBLEMS AND WILL ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM. DRIVERS COME FROM DIVERSE COMMUNITIES ONCE YOU PASS THE LEGISLATION WE DO LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY’S AND WITH THE TEAMSTERS TO BUILD A STRONG VOICE FOR ALL DRIVERS AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUNDING THE DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER. AS THE AMENDMENT CALLS FOR. WE AS DRIVERS ARE TAXED, TICKETED, TOLD, PENALIZED DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AND BULLIED. WE ARE EXPLOITED BY UBER LYFT WHOSE EXECUTIVES MAKE MILLIONS WILL STRUGGLE TO PAY OUR BILLS. BUT WE ARE ORGANIZING AND FIGHTING BACK. YOU SEE OUR FACES AND YOU KNOW OUR NAMES. >>HOW MANY ARE SPEAKING FROM YOUR GROUP? >>JUST ME. >>OKAY. TAKE AN EXTRA MINUTE THAN. >>MORE THAN 300 DRIVERS HAVE SIGNED A PETITION FOR SOLIDARITY IN THE RESOURCE CENTER. UNITED DRIVERS WILL HAVE POWER AND VOICE AND THE SOLITARY AND RESOURCE CENTER SO WE CAN ACHIEVE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>IS IMAGING HERE? >>YES. SHE’S HIDING IN THE BACK. >>OKAY. AFTER IMOGENE WILL BE ART GRANT. >>I WANT TO THANK THE COUNCIL MEMBER SALLY AND ALL OF YOU. FOR FUNDING THE YOUTH CONSORTIUM AND THE RAINIER BEACH ACTION COALITION. I AM GRATEFUL THAT YOU ARE FINDING THOSE TO HELP OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SUMMER SCHOOL? THE IDEA OF THE SUMMER SCHOOLS ABOUT KIDS THAT ARE STRUGGLING. LET’S GIVE THEM A LYFT. LET’S HELP THEM CATCH UP. THAT WAS THE IDEA OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL. WHY ISN’T IT A GOOD IDEA NOW? WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. IT IS COLD OUT THERE. PEOPLE ARE DYING OUT THERE. I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE SUCCESSFUL. THEY HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE TRANSITION OUT OF HOMELESSNESS INSTEAD OF JUST BEING HOMELESS. YEAR AFTER YEAR AND MAYBE EVEN KIDS THAT ARE ABLE TO HAVE A HIGH RATE OF TRANSITION OUT OF HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING. AND WE NEED A LOT MORE HOUSING ANYWAY. WE DON’T NEED JUST ONE OR TWO OR THREE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. WE NEED A LOT OF TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. SO I HOPE THAT YOU WILL REVISIT THAT. AND THE SUMMER SCHOOL. >>THANK YOU IMOGENE. >>OUR GRANTS. I SAW YOU THERE. AND THEN FOLLOWING ART IS BARBARA FEENEY. AND IF YOU DON’T MIND MAKING YOUR WAY TO THIS MICROPHONE WE WILL GET THEM BOTH IN PLAY. >>HELLO MISTER PRESIDENT. >>HELLO MISTER GRANT. >>OKAY. SO I AM ART GRANT. RETIRED HARVARD TRAINED LAWYER. AND I DRIVE WITH LYFT AND UBER. SPEAKING ON 2427. I ONLY HAVE 4000 RIDES. BUT I DID LOOK AT THIS ISSUE OF THE ORDINANCES AND DETACHING THEM MEANS THAT THEY ARE NOT A PACKAGE. AND I CAN ALWAYS PRESENT A PROBLEM. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT NUMBER 24 IT REFERS SPECIFICALLY TO THE MONEY TO BE COLLECTD AS A FEE. WHEN YOU GO TO 25 HOWEVER IT IS CALLED THE TAX. AND I THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE STRAIGHT THROUGH. I THINK IT IS JUST THE CITY TAKING THE MONEY. BUT IT SHOULD BE CHARGED ON THE DROP IN RATHER THAN ON THE FRONT END. BECAUSE DRIVERS ARE REALLY EMPLOYEES. WE DON’T HANDLE MONEY AND WE DON’T DO BILLING. WE DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW IT IS FIGURED. WHEN WE GET INTO SITUATIONS OF POOLED RIDES A GETS REALLY BIZARRE ON HOW YOU GET PAID. BECAUSE THE PASSENGERS COMPLAIN THAT THEIR RIDES DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE WHEN THEY ADD UP THERE RIDE TOGETHER AS TO WHAT IS BEING QUOTED. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY THEY HAVE NOT SHOWN THAT THEY CAN BE HERE. AND YOU WANT TO ACTUALLY TAX THEM. I THINK YOU NEED TO WORK WITH THE ORGANIZATIONS AS THEY HAVE ALL OF THE STAKEHOLDERS MEET HERE. BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THE STOCK MARKET IS BETTING THAT THEY WILL NOT SURVIVE IN THE CURRENT FORMAT. AND THEN YOU WILL CALL AND THROW A TAX ON TOP. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY MISTER GRANT. BARBARA FEENEY FOLLOWED BY ANNALEE DEUS. >>HELLO CANCEL. MY NAME IS BARBARA FEENEY AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT 5. WITH THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET ISSUES I RUN TO THE NEWLY COUNCILMEMBER OFFICE HERE AND I WANT TO SAY HOW PROUD I AM TO BE PART OF THAT. ASKED COUNCIL MEMBERS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE YOUTH OF COLOR AND YOUR YOUTH DETENTION. VOTE YES TO RESTORE FUNDING TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE BUDGET PACKET. FUNDED TO 523,000 AND DO NOT GIVE ANY OF THOSE TO SPD. LET’S GO TO THE PRISON PIPELINE IT IS REAL AND WE ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO AND IT. THE RJ PACKAGE INCLUDES PROJECTS LIKE UP FROM THE TABLE AND ART SPACE ALTERNATIVE. AND A FULLY FUNDED RESTORATION JUSTICE PACKAGE WILL HAVE LIFE- CHANGING IMPACTS ON HOW THEY DEBUT THE CALLER WITH POSITIVE EFFECTS PLAYING THROUGH. WITH WORKING FAMILIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS SEATTLE. I DID HEAR A RUMOR THAT YOU MAY HAVE COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON PASSING THIS AND I DO HOPE THAT THAT IS TRUE. THANK YOU. >>MY NAME IS ANNA LEE DAY. AND I’M A MEDICAL ASSISTANT WITH U.S. CW A MEMBER OF SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE AND A RESIDENT OF SEATTLE. I AM SPEAKING TODAY IN SUPPORT OF THE COUNCIL FOR FULLY FUNDING THE COMMUNITY BASE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMS. AND I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT ON BEHALF OF SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE AND HIS UNION MEMBER THAT WE ARE BEHIND THE WORKERS WITH THE PROVIDENCE. AND IF YOU GO OUT ON STRIKE WE WILL BE ON THE PICKET LINE WITH YOU. >>THE PROGRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE TO FULLY FUND THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM HAS BEEN THE RESULT OF HARD WORK ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET MOVEMENT AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. YOUNG ACTIVIST OF COLOR WHO LINK UP WITH COUNCILMEMBER SALONS HIS OFFICE TO DEMAND SEATTLE PRIORITIZE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. IF WE WIN FULL FUNDING FOR COMMITTEE PASSAGEWAYS COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM IT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR SEATTLE TO SHOW THE COMMITMENT TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. BUT WE KNOW THAT IT IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TO SHOW THE RACIAL INEQUALITY IN OUR CITY. SO WE SHOULD CONTINUE ORGANIZING IMMEDIATLY SO THE NEXT YEAR WE CAN WIN EVEN MORE FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE TO ACTUALLY PRIORITIZE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. WE WOULDN’T JUST BE TALKING ABOUT $500,000. WE WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT MILLIONS. AND THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE FIGHTING FOR AND 2020. THANK YOU. >>DOUG DUMAS AND ALYSSA PURCELL. DOUG AND MELISSA ARE YOU SPEAKING AS A COUPLE TOGETHER? >>MISTER PRESIDENT IF YOU DON’T MIND WE REPRESENT THE FILM AND MUSIC INDUSTRY AND WE WOULD LIKE TO LET MELISSA SPEAK FOR US. >>IF WE COULD HAVE A COUPLE OF MINUTES EXTRA? >>ABOUT A HALF HOUR? >>I WILL BE BRIEF TODAY ACTUALLY. >>DESTINY EVERS AND ALISHA K SOME ARE FOLLOWING. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR BEING HERE TODAY. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT THROUGH THE LAST MONTH OR TWO OF BUDGET PROCESS YEAR. I’M THE NORTHERN BUSINESS AGENT FRY TS AC NUMBER LOCAL 48. I PART OF PHIL MUSIC COALITION AND WE ARE HERE ONCE AGAIN TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. AND I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN WHERE THIS STARTED AND WHERE WE HAVE LANDED. I THINK THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO REACH OUT TO THOSE THAT ARE CONCERNED ABOUT EQUITY AND REACHING UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES. I DON’T THINK THAT THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH OUR LABOR UNIONS AND WHAT SORT OF WORK WE ARE LOOKING TO DEVELOP. AND CERTAINLY IT IS AN INDUSTRY THAT IS ALL ABOUT NETWORKING AND ALL ABOUT KNOCKING ON DOORS. SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM AND WE DO LOOK FORWARD TO TRYING TO GROW MORE JOBS AND HAVE THE CITY SUPPORT IN THE FILM AND MUSIC INDUSTRIES. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>>DESTINY AND ALISHA? SIGNING ON THE TIMELINE. ARE THEY HERE? OKAY COME FORWARD PLEASE. FOLLOWING DESTINY AND ALISHA IT WILL BE LISA DO GUARD. >>HELLO. WHEN AMOS DESTINY EVERS. AND THIS IS ALISHA CAYSON. WE ARE HERE TOGETHER TO SPEAK TO CITY COUNCIL. WE JUST WANTED TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FUNDING. WE THINK IT IS SUPER IMPORTANT HERE. WE TOOK TIME OUT OF WORK TODAY TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF IT. AND THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THEM. >>THANK YOU. >>LISA BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE CALL TO MORE NAMES OUT. A NOURI TO HEAR AND I’M SORRY AMAURY TO HEAR AND A KEY TO ALL OF HER. GOOD AFTERNOON. I WANTED TO BE HERE TO EXPRESS PROFOUND THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF THE PARTNERS WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANT PROGRAM. FOR THIS COUNSEL’S REAL VISIONARY STEP TOWARD MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS ALWAYS A CHOICE AND THAT NO ONE HAS TO GO TO JAIL OR BE PUSHED THROUGH THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM BECAUSE THERE IS NO IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE WELL-PLANNED AND ORGANIZED ALTERNATIVE. IT REALLY DID TAKE VISION AND RESOLVE. IN WAYS THAT ARE OBVIOUS AND NOT SO OBVIOUS. AND I WANT TO SPECIFICALLY CALL OUT SOME OF YOU THAT I MAY NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS WORK. COUNTS MEMBER BACK SHAW COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO COUNCIL MEMBER HAROLD COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. IT IS NOT JUST THEM IN THIS DECISION BUT YEARS OF LABOR FOR MANY OF YOU. AND THOSE ARE NOT WORDS FOR HOW GRATEFUL WE CAN ALL BE HERE FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. AND THEN FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT WE WILL SEE NEXT YEAR COUNTS MEMBER’S HORRIBLE OLD GONZALES MASCARA AND WATER AS. YOU WANT TO MAKE A STRONG COMMITMENTS THAT WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WITHIN OUR COLLECTIVE POWER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DELIVERING WHAT YOU ARE ASKING. FROM THIS STRATEGY. AND FINALLY I DID WANT TO LEAD A STRONG SUPPORT AND APPRECIATION FOR THE DECISION TO INVEST IN THE COMMITTEE PASSAGEWAYS AND CREATIVE JUSTICE. AND WITH THE BEACH ACTION COALITION. NO ONE DOES MORE EXTRAORDINARY WORK CREATING ALTERNATIVES IN THAT REALM AND WE WILL NOT SEE IS YOUR YOUTH DETENTION UNTIL THERE IS A PRAGMATIC ALTERNATIVE AVAILABLE. THAT IS WHAT THOSE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DEVELOPING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THAT WAY AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. >>IS OMAR HERE? I DON’T SEE YOU. OKAY. PLEASE COME FORWARD AND FOLLOW MISS ALL OF HER. THAT WILL BE DOMINIQUE DAVIS HERE. HAVE THE OTHER MICROPHONE AND PLEASE PROCEED. >>GOOD AFTERNOON COUNSELL. I’M ACTUALLY VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE. I AM NOT ALWAYS EXCITED TO COME TO COUNCIL CHAMBERS BUT TODAY I AM. I AM HERE TO SAY THANK YOU. AFTER A LOT OF ORGANIZING AND A LOT OF PHONE CALLS AND A LOT OF EMAILS, SEEING THE JUSTICE PACKAGE BEING FULLY FUNDED THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE HERE AND WHAT I WANT TO ASK IS THAT NEXT YEAR AS WE TURN TO THE BUDGET SESSION THAT INSTEAD OF SPENDING OUR VALUABLE TIME ORGANIZING COMMUNITIES TO ABDICATE COUNSEL TO INVEST IN PROGRAMS THAT ARE WORKING, THAT YOU ALL DECIDE TO INVEST IN THOSE PROGRAMS UP FRONT SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK. ALL OF THAT WORK THAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO EFFECTIVELY HERE. AND LIKE LISA SAID, ACHIEVING ZERO YOUTH DETENTION IS GOING TO REQUIRE HUGE INVESTMENT IN ALTERNATIVES TO POLICING AND INCARCERATION. AND IF THAT IS MORE THAN RESOLUTION IS GOING TO REQUIRE A BUDGET COMMITMENT. THE BUDGET IS A VALUE STATEMENT. IT SAYS WHO AND WHAT WE VALUE. WHERE WE PUT OUR MONEY AND WHO WE INTEND TO SEE STAYING HERE. AND WHO WE INTEND TO SEE HEALTHY. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THE ONLY PULL FROM THE MARGINS OUR CITY AND WE GO FROM THE BOTTOM THE WHOLE OF THE CITY IS ACTUALLY THAT MUCH HEALTHIER. WITH THE CONTINUED DISCUSSION LISA THAT THE POLICE NEED MORE MONEY. AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU PERSONALLY. THE POLICE HAVE A $409 MILLION BUDGET AND THE COMMUNITY THAT I LIVE IN THEY DO SO MUCH MORE HARM THAN GOOD. AND IT’S FOLKS LIKE COACH DON AND I THAT I PARTNER WITH THAT ARE HERE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND GET US TO A PLACE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY IS FOR EVERYONE. NOT JUST FOR THE PEOPLE THAT THE POLICE PROTECT. >>BEFORE YOU BEGIN LET’S CALL THAT NEXT SPEAKER WILL BE MARY DIGGS HOPKIN FOLLOWING DOMINIQUE DAVIS. THANK YOU SIR. >>FIRST OF ALL HOW ARE YOU DOING COUNSELL? I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS BILL FULLY. I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE WORK THAT WE ARE GETTING READY TO DO. WITH THIS FUNDING. YOU JUST OPENED UP THE DOOR FOR ABOUT 50 YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS. THERE SOME SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY WOULD NOT NORMALLY HAVE. THE FUNDING IS SUPPORTING PROJECTS. WE DID A WONDERFUL PROJECT DOWNSTAIRS WHEN WE DID THE LOCAL CANDIDATE FORUM. AND THOSE KIDS BUT THAT WENT TOGETHER. WE WANT TO DO A FEW MORE COMING UP THE NEXT ELECTION CYCLE. WE ALSO HAVE THESE KIDS WRITING THE FIRST PROPOSALS ON TRADITIONAL WAS THE LIVING FACILITIES. THERE WRITING IT ON THEIR OWN IN THEIR OWN WORDS AND SETTING UP MEETINGS WITH INDIVIDUAL COUNCILMEMBERS AND YOU HAVE AN OFFICE FULL OF YOUNG PEOPLE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT WHAT THEY NEED IN THEIR COMMUNITY. AND THIS IS THEM BEING ENGAGED IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND LEARNING ABOUT HOW IT OPERATES AND BEING INTERESTED IN IT AT A YOUNG AGE. AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL ONE DAY BE SITTING IN THE SEATS. THAT IS ONE OF THE GOALS THAT WE HAVE. FUNDING THE POLICE OFFICERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL OF THAT STUFF. MY GOAL IS TO PUT US IN A POSITION WHERE YOU DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT DOING THAT ANYMORE. YOU CAN SEE THAT IS VERY LOW ON THE TOTEM POLE. THEY NEED ENOUGH FUNDING TO BE ABLE TO HELP HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE NEXT FEW YEARS. WITH THE KIND OF MONEY THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS WE COULD DO THAT. I ALSO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT THAT YOU GUYS ARE OPENING UP FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. THEY ARE GETTING STIPENDS EVERY MEETING THAT THE COME TO. THEY ARE GETTING PAID HUNDRED DOLLARS EVERY TIME THEY COME TOGETHER. THEY’RE MAKING 4 TO 5 TO $600 EVERY MONTH BEING ENGAGED IN POSITIVE ACTIVITIES. AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT. >>BEFORE YOU BEGIN I DO WANT TO SAY OMAR I JUST RECOGNIZED YOU COMING IN HERE. SEEK TO FOLLOW THIS GROUP. MAINLY WE CALLED THEM AND EARLIER AND YOU WEREN’T HERE. BUT I RECOGNIZE YOU TO SPEAK AFTER THIS GROUP. PLEASE PROCEED. >>GOOD AFTERNOON PRESIDENT HAROLD. AND ALSO COUNCILMEMBERS. MY NAME IS MARY DIGGS HOP SKIN. I AM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS TEACHING HEALTH MINISTRY OR ART RESTORATIVE. WE ARE IN SUPPORT OF THE EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUESTS. THE STAFF IS LINDA CHEST DEAN AND PETE TOMORROW’S. AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS. >>THIS IS THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS. SARAH SAVAGE, PROGRAM MANAGER FOR MOUNTAIN WEST AIDS EDUCATION. >>SO BASICALLY WE WERE JUST HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION SINCE WE DID REQUEST FUNDING. ART HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 2002. AND OUR PURPOSE THAT WE STARTED OUT HERE BECAUSE OF THE NEED TO HAVE CULTURALLY RELEVANT HEALTH INFORMATION AROUND HIV AND AIDS. WHICH WAS A DISEASE THAT WAS RAVISHING THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN THE EARLY 90s. AND THERE WAS NO REAL CULTURALLY RELEVANT INFORMATION IN THE COMMUNITY FOR OUR PEOPLE. SO WE STARTED THE ORGANIZATION HERE. PARTICULARLY TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE NEED FOR SUPPORT AND SERVICES FOR BLACK SISTERS AND BROTHERS WHO WERE DYING OF AIDS. AND SO OUR MISSION IS TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY AND THE COMMUNITY AROUND NOT ONLY HIV AND AIDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE COMMUNITY FOLKS BUT PROVIDERS AS WELL AS PATIENT AND CONSUMERS. AND WE ARE DOING SOME WORK RIGHT NOW IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY CLINICS ACROSS THE CITY AND THE COUNTY. WE ALSO PROVIDE WHAT IS CALLED SELF-MANAGEMENT TRAINING HERE. AND THAT IS TO TRAIN INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY TO HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CONTINUE TO SUSTAIN THE WORK AROUND DIABETES, CANCER AND CHRONIC PAIN. AND WE ARE DOING THAT WORK IN PLACES LIKE LOUCHE A HOUSE WHERE THEY ARE DOING HEALTH EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HIV CARE FOR CHANGE IN THE CULTURE THE ORGANIZATION TO ACTUALLY PROVIDE SERVICES THAT HELP ENGAGE CLIENTS OF COLOR PARTICULARLY AFRICAN-AMERICANS. THE OTHER WORK THAT WE ARE DOING IS WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS. WHICH IS THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SORRY THE YOUNG NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS. TO HELP INCREASE AWARENESS IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS. TO DECREASE SILENCE AND THE STIGMA THAT SURROUNDS MENTAL ILLNESS. THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE WORK THAT WE’RE DOING AND THE NEED FOR SUSTAINED FUNDING. TO CONTINUE THE WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY. I KNOW THAT MY TIME APPLAUSE ] >>I RECOGNIZE AMARI TO HEAR TO SPEAK, AND THEN WE WILL HEAR FROM MICHAEL REEVES. >>MISTER PRESIDENT-ELECT TO SPEAK ON, I DO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW 20 TO 30 POLICEMEN BEFORE THEY WERE POLICE, AND, WHILE THEY WERE POLICE, AND IN SOME NURSING HOMES THEY HAVE HAD STROKES. HALF THE TEAM I QUARTERBACKED OUT OF SHORELINE COLLEGE IN 1964 AND 65, GOT ON THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. MARK EDMONDSON BECAME THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT. I WANTED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE THAT A POLICEMAN SHOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO BE A POLICEMAN FIVE YEARS. DURING THAT TIME, THEY HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL TO GET THERE TEACHING CERTIFICATE. BECAUSE, IF YOU GO ON THE INTERNET, BEING A POLICEMAN IN THIS CULTURE IS WORKING IN A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT AND EVERY DAY YOU WAKE UP YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO COME HOME, AND THEN IF YOU GO TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WHEN YOU KNOCK ON THEIR DOOR, YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO GET SHOT AND THE HUSBAND IS LYING ON THE WIFE, THE WIFE IS LYING ON THE HUSBAND, SO, I AM MAKING A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE POLICE BE MORE DEMOCRATIZED, AND GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN BEING A POLICEMAN. I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD GO TO POLICE ACADEMY. >>THANK YOU SURE — THANK YOU, SIR. FOLLOWING MICHAEL WILL BE ABDULLA — BAYO? PLEASE PROCEED, SIR. >>COUNCILMEMBERS, >>YOU ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE úOF BOTH MICS. ONE OF THE OTHER. >>AS SOMEONE WHO HAS FOUGHT FOR DRIVERS WITH TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, HELPING DRIVERS WHO HAVE BECOME DEACTIVATED IN THE PAST FOR A VARIETY OF UNFAIR REASONS I’M HAPPY TO SEE THE INITIATIVES THAT THE CITY IS NOW CREATING, TO FORM A RESOLUTION CENTER, FOR DEACTIVATING DRIVERS. I HOPE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS FOR NOT ONLY TEAMSTERS AS YOU MAY RECOGNIZE I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE. TEAMSTERS INVOLVEMENT IN THE ORGANIZATION WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST. WE HAVE HAD A COUPLE OF OTHER INITIATIVES IN THE PROCESS, INCLUDING OUR DRIVER SOLIDARITY RESOURCE CENTER YOU HEARD ABOUT EARLIER, ERIC PALMER HAS BEEN HERE IN THE PAST, SPEAKING OF ANOTHER INITIATIVE WE ARE WORKING ON. ORGANIZATIONS CREATED BY DRIVERS, WHICH WOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF THESE ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS THAT YOU ARE NOT DOZING. I PERSONALLY REACHED OUT TO BOTH COUNCILMAN O’BRIEN AND COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, IN FEBRUARY WHEN GOOBER CHOSE TO CEASE SURGES THAT DRIVERS ARE COUNTED ON AS PART OF THEIR INCOME. UNFORTUNATELY, I DIDN’T HEAR BACK AND GOOBER HAS DECIDED TO CONTINUE TO CHARGE PASSENGERS HIGHER RATES THAN DRIVERS EXPERIENCE. SO, GREAT REGULATIONS WERE ALSO BAD FOR DRIVERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS ABDULLAH, I AM AN GOOBER AND LIFE DRIVER, WE NEED TO DRIVER SOLIDARITY, AND I URGE TO SUPPORT COUNCILMEMBER SOMMER PROPOSAL AND DEDICATED, AT LEAST HALF OF ALL RIDESHARE TYPE REVENUE TOWARD THE DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER. AS YOU KNOW, WE ALL HAVE A FAMILY. WE TOOK THIS JOB OVER AS FULL- TIME. THAT IS HOW WE FEED OUR FAMILIES. THAT IS HOW WE PAY OUR RENTS. THAT IS HOW WE LIVE ON. NO OTHER JOB BESIDE THAT. WE WORK OUT OF OUR HOME BEFORE ANYONE WAKE UP TO TRY TO TAKE PEOPLE TO WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE THEIR EVENING BETTER, GOOBER TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THAT. AS A RIDE YOU KNOW IT WHEN THEY CHARGE THE CUSTOMER, WE ARE NOT EVEN GETTING HALF OF THAT, INCLUDING THE HIGH PRICE THAT THEY CHARGE A HIGH PERCENTAGE THEY’RE CHARGING THE DRIVERS, WE OWN OUR CARS WE PAY THE RENT AND INSURANCE, WE PAY FOR OUR CARS AND ARE OFFERED IN THE CAR ALL DAY LONG. AND THESE DAYS, IT BECOME OVER AS THE LAW SAID, IF WE ARE INDEPENDENT DRIVERS, WE DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN THE JOB, THE CONTROLLERS PHILLIPS IS THE NAME IS THERE AS INDEPENDENT DRIVERS, BUT WE NEED OUR RIGHT. SO SUPPORTERS, AND THOSE WHO AREN’T NO LONGER BEING HERE, BRUCE AND APPLE, WE TAKE YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US — WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR A SENSORY START HERE AND WE HOPE TO HAVE SOME MEMBER WHO WILL TAKE YOUR SPOT TO BE WITH US AND SUPPORT US ALSO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >>SO, I HAVE OF THE SHIRE, AFTER THAT IS IT REB WALKER? I CAN’T MAKE THAT ONE OUT. KARL NELSON AND SARAH. >>GO AHEAD PRETTY >>GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M WITH A GROUP IF YOU COULD GIVE ME FOUR MINUTES. >>I RECOGNIZE JULIE FROM BEFORE. LET’S GO TO MINUTES TO SEE WHAT WE WANT TO DO. >>THANK YOU, PRESIDENT AND ALL MEMBERS, I AM WITH THE SEATTLE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION. WE ARE NOT ANTAGONISTIC WITH TEAMSTERS, WE WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH TEAMSTERS AS DRIVERS ON ONE PLATFORM. AND, WE NEED THE DRIVER SOLIDARITY RESOURCE CENTER TO SUPPORT AND ADD LEGISLATION, WHICH COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT PROPOSE. WE KNOW THAT THE PROPOSAL IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION SHE IS SUGGESTING THAT DRIVER SOLIDARITY RESOURCE CENTER COULD HAVE MORE PROGRAMS. ACTIVATION BEFORE CARS WE CAN DRIVE THIS. FOR THE MOMENT, ALL THIS YOU SEE BEAUTIFUL DRIVERS. PASSENGERS OF THE CITY, THEY HAVE FAIR SHARES WE ARE THE FIRST CONTACT PEOPLE OF THE CITY. THANKS TO THOSE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, BRUCE, BRIAN, AND FOR THE TREMENDOUS TIME FOR OUR CITY. TO WORK WITH THEM, TO BE A PART OF SINCE WE ARE A MAJORITY OF THESE PEOPLE, IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY, WE ARE ASKING TO BE A PART OF SEATTLE. LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. TO ADD THE AMENDMENT LANGUAGE INTO THE PROPOSAL. FOR COUNCILMEMBERS SAWANT’S PROPOSAL. >>THANK YOU SIR. >>COULDN’T READ MY CHICKEN SCRATCH? >>I APOLOGIZE. LET ME ANNOUNCE THAT WALDEN WILL FOLLOW YOU >>NOTICING MY NAME IS REVEREND HARRIETT, I’M SPEAKING IN MY POSITION AS MOTHERS FOR POLICE ACCOUNT ABILITY. RIGHT OFF THE BAT, I AM ALSO CHANNELING. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN HER WE MUST GO SO WE CAN ALL HAVE COURAGE. AND IF YOU LIVE WITH THAT FEAR I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO SEE HARRIETT. SINCE I NAMED AFTER HER I WILL USE MY VOICE FOR COURAGE TODAY. AND I WANT TO THANK THE CITY COUNCIL FOR VOTING FOR WILL MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR OUR USE. I ALSO WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER O’HARA, BRADSHAW AND O’BRIEN FOR ALL THE TIMES THAT YOU ALL HAVE WORKED WITH US, AND I WANT TO WISH YOU I ALSO WANT TO WELCOME THE BABY ON THE DAIS. WE SEE THE BABY, AND WE SAY WELCOME TO THE NEW GENERATION OF ORGANIZERS. ALREADY IN THE BLOOD, THAT’S A GOOD SIGN FOR SEATTLE IS NOT RIGHT Y’ALL? >>[ APPLAUSE ] LET’S GIVE A CLAP FOR THE BABY. AND ANOTHER BABY IS COMING. I KNOW THAT. SO, WE WILL HAVE TWO BABIES ON THE DAIS. REALLY GOING TO MAKE HISTORY IN SEATTLE. SO, ACTUALLY, MY TALK TODAY IS ABOUT GRATITUDE AND I AM THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE COURAGE TO INCLUDE THIS, EVEN THOUGH THE OPPOSITION MIGHT HAVE BEEN THERE AND IT TAKES COURAGE TO STAND UP FOR THE PROPOSITION. ALSO WHILE I HAVE THE MIC HERE I JUST WANT TO ANNOUNCE THAT ON DECEMBER 5 THERE WILL BE A COMMUNITY HEARING WITH THE CITY COUNCIL, COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION, A PUBLIC HEARING ABOUT SMOG, THAT IS THE SEATTLE POLICE OFFICERS KILLED CONTRACT, SO I’M INVITING EVERYONE HERE TO COME BACK OUT ON DECEMBER 5. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU REVEREND WALDEN. >>HELLO, MY NAME IS SARAH STALLMAN. AND I AM FAIRLY NEW TO SEATTLE. I AM A DOCTOR, AND WHAT I HAVE TO SAY IS A VERY SMALL PIECE OF A VERY BIG ISSUE THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN TALKING ABOUT. AND, I DON’T KNOW ALL THE INS AND OUTS OF IT BUT I WILL SAY THAT I AM LISTENING TO NIKITA OLIVER, IT SEEMS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, THAT WE THINK FORWARD, AND SPEND OUR MONEY WISELY FOR THE USE OF THIS CITY, THAT WILL RUN US. AND NOW, I WILL TALK ABOUT MY LITTLE TINY PIECE. I WAS A PRACTICING DOCTOR FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS, AND MY FOCUS WAS PATIENT CARE. THAT’S ALL I CARED ABOUT. AND, WHAT I SAW, WAS BEAUTIFUL HAPPY JOYOUS LITTLE CHILDREN GROWING UP TO BE FRIGHTENED, UPTIGHT, SCARED MONEY FOCUSED ADULTS, AND OFTEN INCARCERATED PEOPLE, AND I DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED TO CHILDREN, AND I WANTED TO UNDERSTAND. AND I FOUND OUT. AND IT’S ON MY WEBSITE, AND THERE ARE SIGNS UP AND IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT IT’S FINE, BUT FUNDAMENTALLY, THE BIG ISSUE IS CHILDREN NEED THREE THINGS WHEN THEY ARE LITTLE. I’M TALKING TO YOU AND YOUR BABY. THEY NEED GUIDANCE. AND SOMETIMES, THAT MEANS PUNISHMENT. BUT, THEY NEED LOVING GUIDANCE. THEY ARE NEW, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. THEY NEED TO BE PROTECTED FROM TERROR. IT CAUSES LIFELONG PANIC, CHILDREN NEED TO BE PROTECTED FROM FEAR, AND THEY NEED TO PLAY, AND THAT IS ALL THEY NEED. AND, WHAT HUMAN BEINGS DO, WHEN THEY GET THAT, IS THEY GROW UP TO BE JOYOUS, SEXUALLY ACTIVE, GENEROUS, HONORABLE PEOPLE. IF THEY DON’T GET THAT, THEY CAN’T BE, BECAUSE THEY ARE LIMITED BY THEIR OWN FEARS FROM CHILDHOOD. SO, WE ARE NOW LOOKING AT A WORLD THAT IS BEING RECOGNIZING THE VALUE OF USE. IT IS YOUTH THAT IS STANDING UP FOR OUR CLIMATE AND OUR PLANET. >>THANK YOU. >>WRAP UP PLEASE? >>HERE IN SEATTLE YOU TO STANDING UP TO PROTECT OTHER USE, PLEASE SUPPORT AND FULLY FUND THE COMMUNITY RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMS. THANK YOU I’M SORRY. >>THAT’S FINE, THANK YOU. >>IS KARL NELSON HERE? IF YOU ARE HERE, YOU ARE UP. >>HI, MY NAME IS KARL NELSON, I AM A 10 YEAR RESIDENT OF SEATTLE IN DISTRICT 4 AND I WANTED TO SPEAK IN GRATITUDE AND THANKS TO THE COUNCIL FOR PASSING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE BUDGET. BY VOCATION I AM AN ALUM ANIMATOR AND ILLUSTRATOR. I HAVE DRAWN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE AND IT BEGAN VERY EARLY FOR ME. BUT, MY SUCCESS IN MY PROFESSION IS THE PRODUCT OF SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT AND LOVE AND INTENTION FROM MY PARENTS, AND TEACHERS, AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. WHEN OUR CITY HAS A BUDGET IT IS OF COURSE A MORAL DOCUMENT AND IT IS SUPER IMPORTANT THAT WE SHOW AS A CITY THAT WE ARE WILLING TO INVEST IN THE YOUNG PEOPLE HERE, IN PROGRAMS SUCH AS CREATIVE JUSTICE WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO FULLY ACHIEVE THE PERSON THAT THEY NEED TO BE. THAT’S ABOUT IT, BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH. PLEASE VOTE FOR THE ENTIRE BUDGET FOR RESTORAIVE JUSTICE, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, SIR. >>I THINK WE HAD A FEW LATE SIGN-UPS THAT WE WILL ENTERTAIN, AND THEN — WE HAVE SIX MORE FOLKS HERE, SO LET’S HEAR FROM CAROL ISAAC AND BB MONET. PLEASE PROCEED. >>HI, I’M CAROL ISAAC, AND MY GOAL RIGHT NOW IS NOT TO CRY. I WANT TO PREMATURELY BUT MY PREMONITION FEELS GOOD. THANK YOU ALL FOR GIVING THIS CREATIVE JUSTICE PACKAGE YOUR VOTE. IT IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL, AND LAST NIGHT, I WAS AT A CREATIVE JUSTICE EVENT. AND, I SEE LEADERS COMING OUT OVER THERE, I SEE SO MUCH CHANGE. I AM JUST SO GRATEFUL I CANNOT STAND IT RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT. AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SOMETHING YOU DID A LONG TIME AGO I DON’T KNOW YOU EVEN REMEMBER, BUT I BET YOU DO. IT WAS THAT DAY WHEN THIS ROOM AND AFTERNOON WAS JUST FULL OF YOUNG PEOPLE, AND THEY WERE DOING A SHOW FOR YOU, A REALLY GOOD ONE. COUNCILMEMBERS WERE LEAVING ONE BY ONE, AND YOU WERE THE LAST ONE LEFT, AND WE HAD OUR MEDIA TURNED OFF SO YOU ONLY HEARD IT AND I’M SO SORRY IT DID NOT GET COLLECTED, AND THERE WERE TWO SPEECHES, ONE BY A WOMAN NAMED TRACY WHO WAS A BUDDHIST, A YOUNG BLACK WOMAN, AT A WOMAN NAMED JAY — MJ WONG, WHO IS CHINESE. AND, THEY WERE INCREDIBLE SPEECHES, AND I KNOW YOU HEARD THEM IN YOUR HEART, I SAW THAT DAY, THANK YOU FOR STAYING THAT DAY POINT >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU. >>FOLLOWING WILL BE ALDON CAROL. >>GOOD AFTERNOON, AND THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING FOR SEATTLE. WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT. MY NAME IS KEY BB MONET, I AM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW BLACK ARTS THEATER, THE OLDEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND I SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. ALL ABOARD. LIKE THE POWERFUL RUMBLING FIELD A LOCOMOTIVE HEADED TOWARDS FREEDOM, STARTING OUT SLOW AND GATHERING SPEED, TAKE A KNEE, TAKE A KNEE, TAKE A KNEE, TAKEN KNEE. LIKE A THE SOUND OF A RAILROAD CAR MOVING TOWARDS EQUALITY. TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE. >>I LOVE YOUR DETERMINATION TO BE FREE, BUT WHY SHOULD I TAKE A KNEE, TAKEN KNEE? I KNOW YOU’VE BEEN DEHUMANIZED BY A SYSTEM FULL OF ALL SORTS OF LIARS WITH FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND OUT AND OUT HUMILIATIONS, BED TO THE WORLD WITH DETERMINATION TO KEEP US DOWN DOWN AND INTO THE GROUND, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE. I STAND ACCUSED OF NOT SAYING YOU ARE FREE BUT I STILL SEE NO REASON TO TAKE A KNEE, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE. FOR FREE TO BUILD AND THRIVE. TAKEN KNEE. FREE TO BE ALIVE, TAKEN KNEE. FREE FROM MISEDUCATION, THREE FROM MISS INCARCERATION, ALL FORMS OF APPROPRIATION, INCLUDING MISREPRESENTATION, ONGOING HATEFUL DISCRIMINATION, VIOLENCE AND SHAME FOR DISCRIMINATION. TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE. IF YOU STAND FOR PEACE, LOVE, AND HARMONY, TAKEN KNEE. IF YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE FREE OF POVERTY, TAKE THE KNEE. IF THE MURDER OF CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOLS IS WRONG, TAKEN KNEE. IF THE KILLING OF BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD NOT GO ON, BEEN GOING ON FOR FAR TOO LONG, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE, TAKEN KNEE. IF THIS MAKES US RIGHT, STAND UP. BE FREE. WITH LIBERTY. AND JUSTICE, FOR ALL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>ALDON BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT SPEAKER, THAT WOULD BE ALLISON ICING OR FOLLOW. PLEASE PROCEED. >>AS YOU KNOW I HAVE TOURETTE’S, THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING. AIDEN IS A RECENT GRADUATE, THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP TO THE MAYOR, TO FULLY FUND LEADS, IF IT NEEDS MORE CAPACITIES, EVIDENCE IS IMPORTANT, BUT THAT WILL COME. RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IS VERY IMPORTANT, AND I’M GLAD YOU’RE FINDING THAT AS WELL. PRISONS AND BELIEFS ARE FOSSIL FUELS RIGHT NOW WE CAN USE THEM AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE, AND WE CAN STOP NEEDING THEM ENTIRELY IN A SHORT TIME IF YOU FIND LESS HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS ALTERNATIVES. IT WOULD BE A GREAT DAY WHEN STUDENTS ARE HOLDING A BAKE SALE TO FIND A BOMBER BECAUSE THAT MEANS THAT SOCIAL SERVICES ARE FULLY FUNDED. NO WE ARE NOT LOOKING AT REVENUE TODAY BUT THE THINGS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE, WHEN WE LIVE IN ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST CITIES IN HUMAN HISTORY, IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A HEAD TAX, LET ALONE THE SAME KIND THAT WE EXPLAIN TO OUR NEIGHBORS. JOHN SCOTT’S CAMPAIGN NOTIFIED A WHOLE BUNCH OF POTENTIAL PROGRESSIVE REVENUE STREAMS, AND I HOPE YOU CAN PICK UP SOME OF THOSE NEXT YEAR. BECAUSE, THAT CREATES FALSE CHOICES. THE ONLY LIMITED CAPITAL IS POLITICAL, AND WE WILL TRY TO FUND RAISE THAT FOR YOU ALL, SO THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. AFTER ALLISON, FORGIVE ME, BUT IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE YOU KNEW, IF YOU CAN PLEASE COME UP TO THE MICROPHONE, AND LAST IS GARRETT. >>GOOD AFTERNOON COUNCIL MEMBERS, ALLISON ICING HER WITH THE SEATTLE KING COUNTY COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS. FIRST AND FOREMOST I’M HERE TO SAY THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU ON BEHALF OF THE COALITION’S MEMBERS, I HAVE THANK YOU CARDS HERE WHICH PERHAPS STAFF CAN’T HANDOUT, THEY ARE EVEN ORGANIZED IN ORDER OF WHERE YOU ARE SITTING. AND, THIS IS THANKS NOT ONLY FOR YOUR WORK ON A BUDGET THAT PRIORITIZES WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS INSISTED IS NECESSARY, BUT ALSO FOR YOUR WORK IN MANY CASES FOR YEARS, TO CORRECT THE PROCESS OF HOW WE BUDGET IN THIS CITY. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND SINCERELY THANK EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR WORK TO BRING MORE RESOURCES FORWARD FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THIS BUDGET, FOR FUNDING CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, LIKE THE CLINIC TO BE NAMED AFTER BILL HOBSON, LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOUTH, AND THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PACKAGE THAT YOU FIXED OVER THE WEEKEND. THOSE ARE ALL TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY AND I AM GRATEFUL THAT YOU AGREED TO FUND THE HOME FOR GOOD PROPOSAL, BECAUSE I THINK YOU KNOW AS WELL AS ANY OF US THAT CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN WHAT PEOPLE’S LIMITED INCOMES ARE, AND WHAT RENT COSTS IS THE WAY TO PREVENT AND END HOMELESSNESS. IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING THANKS, WE ARE GIVING THANKS BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF A HOLIDAY THAT IS FOUNDED ON A LOT OF LIES AND HISTORICAL INACCURACY, I ALSO WANT TO JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO INTERJECT A MOMENT OF TRUTH THAT AGAIN YOU KNOW AS WELL AS WE DO. MUCH OF THE ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE, COME FROM ONE- TIME FUNDING SOURCES, AND SO, THIS IS PUTTING A PAIN IN THE FACT THAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU, COUNCILMEMBERS HERBOLD, GONZALES, SAWANT, MOSQUEDA, AND JUAREZ, GOING FORWARD. AND, WITH MAYOR DURKIN. AND, I INVITE THE COUNCILMEMBERS WHO WILL NOT BE SITTING ON THE DAIS TO JOIN US IN THINKING ABOUT SERIOUSLY HOW WE GENERATE THE REVENUE AND ALLOCATED TO MEET OUR COMMUNITIES PRIORITIES GOING FORWARD, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>LAST FEW SPEAKERS, >>HI, MY NAME IS JIN, I AM HERE IN SOLIDARITY WITH SWEDISH WORKERS AND UBER DRIVERS AND AS I UNDERSTAND THEIR STRUGGLES, THAT THE COST OF BEING HERE TO BE WITH YOU FOR TWO MINUTES IS $20 WORKING FOR ME. SO, I AM IN SOLIDARITY WITH THEM, AS PART OF RAINIER BEACH RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROJECT WE WILL IMPLEMENT CIRCLE BUSES AT RAINIER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL, I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY TO PUSH THE COUNSEL TO FUND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE HELPING TO MEDIATE THE HARMS OF SCHOOLS IN STATE SANCTIONED VIOLENCE. ZERO YOUTH DETENTION RESOLUTION MEANS DEFUNDING POLICE. IT MEANS DEFUNDING COURTS. SO, WE ARE HERE TO REMIND YOU WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO ARE MARGINALIZED NOT THE POLICE UNION. AND ONE-TIME FUNDING IS NOT ENOUGH. I AM ALSO HERE TO PLANT THE SEED UP FOR REVIEW SOON, WHICH ALLOWS 17 STORY BUILDING TO BE VOTE, DEMOLISHING BUSH GARDEN WHICH A LOT OF API COMMUNITY WERE BIRTHED OUT OF, AND NOT HAVING TALL BUILDINGS AND WHITE NORTH NEIGHBORHOODS, MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNITY IS AWARE WHEN IT IS TIME TO COME AND TALK TO YOU, THAT IS THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF YOU, IS TO DISTRIBUTE INFORMATION, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>LAST SPEAKER IS KY KING GARRETT. >>GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNSEL. I’M KY KING GARRETT, THIRD- GENERATION COMMUNITY BUILDER FROM CENTRAL DISTRICT, AFRICA TOWN, HERE TO SPEAK AND SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK THE VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNITY BASED GRASSROOTS DOING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. THE WAY THAT WE MAKE THE CITY SAFER IS REPLACING NEGATIVE CULTURE WITH POSITIVE CULTURE AND MANY OF THESE GROUPS LIKE CREATIVE JUSTICE AND OTHERS ARE DOING THAT, AND I THINK THAT THAT IS THE MOST AFFORDABLE AND ECONOMICAL WAY TO REDIRECT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOTTEN OFF THEIR PATH TO GREATNESS. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, TO COUNCILWOMAN SAWANT FOR MAKING SURE THE COMMUNITY IS REALLY PARTICIPATING, SOME VOICES ARE LEFT OUT TO ALL OF THE COUNCILMEMBERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVES, COUNCILWOMAN MOSQUEDA, COUNCILMEMBER MIKE O’BRIEN WHO HAS HEADED OUT, COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL, AND LET ME REALLY SAY THAT SEATTLE IS AT A CROSSROADS, STILL. IS IT GOING TO BE A WORLD-CLASS CITY THAT IS INCLUSIVE OF THE COMMUNITIES OF THE WORLD THAT HAVE MADE THIS CITY OR A ONE CLASS CITY, WHICH IT IS RAPIDLY MOVING TOWARDS AN APARTHEID CONDITION, AND WE NEED TO TAKE BOLD ACTION WITH THE POLITICAL WILL, WE KNOW THE RESOURCES ARE HERE, BOTH THE FINANCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL IN THIS CITY AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PROJECTS LIKE AFRICA TOWN PLAZA, WHICH I THINK IS MAYBE THE ONLY BLACK LEATHER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT UP FOR FUNDING RIGHT NOW WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING MOVING FORWARD, WE WOULD LIKE YOUR SUPPORT ON THAT. FIRE STATION SIX IS STILL A BLIGHT ON OUR COMMUNITY, WHERE PARKING AND METER MAID VEHICLES ARE NOT ADDING ANY ECONOMIC VITALITY, ANY CULTURAL VIBRANCY TO THE COMMUNITY, AND WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT WHICH WAS AN ORIGINAL EDI PROJECT, TO REPURPOSE FIRE STATION SIX AS A WILLIAM GROSS CENTER FOR CULTURAL GROWTH AND ENTERPRISE SO THAT WE CAN CONNECT THE GENIUS AND BRILLIANCE THAT IS IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY THAT SURROUNDS US, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>PLEASE READ THE TITLE. >>COUNSEL BILL 119705, CLAIMS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11 2013 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2018, ORDERING PAYMENT THEREOF. >>I WILL MOVE TO PASS COUNSEL BILL 119705. SEGMENT OF THE BILL PASSED ANY COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL ROLE IN THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>JAKE? SAWANT? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>BILL PASS, PLEASE READ THE FIRST AGENDA ITEMS. >>RESOLUTION 31917 RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS UNIONIZED WORKERS AS SEI YOU HEALTHCARE 1199 EXERCISING THE RIGHT TO STRIKE AND WITHHOLD THEIR LABOR. >>COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW? >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COLLEAGUES THANK YOU FOR VOTING WITH ME ON THIS RESOLUTION. IT IS RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL OF OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, AND SUPPORTING THE UNIONIZED WORKERS OF SEI YOU HEALTHCARE 11 NINE NORTHWEST, TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO STRIKE AND WITHHOLD THEIR LABOR. CLEARLY THESE HEALTHCARE WORKERS DON’T WANT TO BE DOING THAT. WE KNOW THEIR HEARTS, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE IN THE AUDIENCE, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE YOU. I THINK THAT ALLISON EISNER FROM MY OFFICE IS OVER THERE. YESTERDAY ALLISON McLEAN, THANK YOU, ALLISON WRIGHT. MY LEGISLATIVE AIDE WHO I THINK I OUGHT TO KNOW BY NOW, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND BRINGING THIS FORWARD AND I AM NOT BLOWING ANY SECRETS, YOU HAVE BEEN SO HONORABLE ABOUT THIS. ALLISON’S BABY WAS BORN AT ONLY 26 WEEKS. HIS NAME IS AIDAN WRIGHT, AND AIDAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW AT SWEDISH, AND WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING, THE FAMILY IS DOING EVERYTHING THAT THEY CAN TO TAKE CARE OF THAT LITTLE BOY AND THEY NEED GOOD NURSES. SO, I AM HONORED TO BRING FORWARD OF THIS RESOLUTION, AND JUST LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY FOR PATIENTS, AND WORKERS IT IS ABOUT WAGES AND BENEFITS YES, BUT MOSTLY IT IS ABOUT THE RESPECT THAT THEY NEED AND DESERVE AND WE NEED THESE VACANCIES FILLED AND WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF AIDAN SO I ASKED TO PASS THIS RESOLUTION POINT >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT? >>THANK YOU. NEEDLESS TO SAY, AS AN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF WORKING PEOPLE AND ALSO AS A RANK-AND- FILE TEACHERS UNION MEMBER MYSELF I STRONGLY SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION. AND, I AM IN COMPLETE SOLIDARITY WITH HEALTHCARE WORKERS. OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS MY STAFF AND I AND MANY OF THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS, WE HAVE GROWN LARGE WITH SWEDISH PROVIDENCE WORKERS I LEARNED ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLES INCLUDING CHRONIC SHORT STAFFING THAT COUNTS MEMBER BACK SO MENTIONED. AND ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO ARE IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE BENEFITS BECAUSE SWEDISH PROVIDENCE WANTS TO CUT THEM, THAT IS THE IRONY WE ARE FACING HERE. IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT OPERATES 14 HOSPITALS, HUNDREDS OF AMBULATORY CARE SITES, AND WHICH GENERATES $7.6 BILLION AND PAYS ITS TOP 15 EXECUTIVES $41 MILLION SHOULD TREAT ITS WORKERS AND OUR COMMUNITIES WITH SUCH A CAVALIER ATTITUDE. SWEDISH PROVIDENCE HAS PUT PROFITS BEFORE PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS ATTITUDE IS PRECISELY WHY WE NEED TO URGENTLY FIGHT FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED TO PUT PATIENTS BEFORE PROFITS, AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS MUST STRIKE AND ARE FORCED TO STRIKE FOR A DECENT CONTRACT, IT IS ENTIRELY BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF FREAKISH PROVIDENCE EXECUTIVES TO SUPPORT WORKERS AND PATIENTS. AND, IF SWEDISH FORCES HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO STRIKE AND SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE AND I WILL BE ON THE PICKET LINES AND NO DOUBT MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL BE IN SUPPORT OF YOU AND VERY QUICKLY ON A PERSONAL NOTE, THIS WHOLE CAMPAIGN, YOU KNOW, THE REELECTION CAMPAIGN THAT WAS SO MASSIVELY ATTACKED, THE LEAGUE OF THE CITY AMAZON AMONG THEM, IT TOOK A REAL TOLL ON ALL THE CAMPAIGN ACTIVISTS. BEYOND ELECTION NIGHT, I DON’T USUALLY SHARE PERSONAL STUFF BUT I AM SHARING THIS BECAUSE IT IS RELEVANT HERE, IT IS REALLY LIKE MY BODY GOT THE MEMO THAT IT IS OKAY TO FALL SICK AND I ENDED UP IN URGENT CARE SEVERAL TIMES JUST IN 15 DAYS, AND, IT IS WHEN YOU ARE TRULY VULNERABLE, AND YOU END UP IN A HEALTHCARE FACILITY, AND YOU SEE THE DEDICATION, AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ADDRESS YOUR NEEDS AND THE NEEDS OF EVERYBODY, ALL THE PATIENTS WHO ARE THERE. IT IS REALLY PALPABLE WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE STANDING WITH OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, AND SO I AM PROUD TO BE STANDING WITH YOU. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU MISTER PRESIDENT. TODAY, I AM HONORED TO BE STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE WORKERS FROM SAI UN SOUTHWEST. úI AM HONORED TO BE STANDING WITH THEM IN THEIR CALL FOR THE CONTRACT IT RESPECTS THE WORK THAT THEY DO, THE WORK THAT THEY PUT INTO CARING FOR OUR COMMITTEE. IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE THAT I STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THESE WORKERS IS A LONGTIME LABOR ACTIVIST AND UNION MEMBER. TODAY IT IS PERSONAL. TODAY I STAND HERE WITH CAMILLA, MY DAUGHTER, WHO IS HEALTHY TODAY BECAUSE OF THE WORKERS AT SEI YOU, 1199, THE WORKERS WHO HELPED TO MAKE SURE THAT IN THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF HER LIFE, THEY WERE THERE 24 SEVEN. IT IS THOSE WORKERS WHO CAME IN EVERY FEW HOURS, TO CHECK HER VITALS, TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE WAS HEALTHY, WHO GOT THE POOP OUT OF HER LUNGS WHEN SHE CAME OUT TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE WAS BREATHING, AND TO MAKE SURE THAT SHE WAS WEIGHED AND THAT SHE WAS CLEAN AND THAT WE FELT CARED FOR. IT IS THE WORKERS IN THE DELIVERY ROOM, IN THE TRIAGE ROOM, IT IS THE FOLKS WHO CLEAN THE ROOM EVERY DAY, IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO CAME IN EVERY SINGLE DAY FROM THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE OUT THE TRASH TO THE ONES WHO ARE MAKING SURE THAT ALL THE STITCHES ARE PUT IN CORRECTLY. THOSE ARE THE FOLKS WHO MAKE US HEALTHY. THE WORKERS. SEI YOU 1199 HEALTHCARE NORTHWEST WORKERS. THOSE ARE THE FOLKS WHO MADE US HEALTHY. IT WAS NOT THE BROKEN ELEVATOR THAT DID NOT WORK INTO OUR POST TRIAGE AREA. IT WAS NOT THE LIGHT THAT WOULD NOT TURN ON WHEN WE NEEDED THE POSTDELIVERY SERVICES AND IT WAS NOT THE HOT WATER THAT DID NOT WORK WHICH MADE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE. IT WAS THE WORKERS. WHEN YOU ARE SITTING ON $23 BILLION IN REVENUE, $11.3 BILLION IN CASH RESERVES, $780 MILLION IN PROFIT, AND AN $11.5 MILLION IN COMPENSATION FOR THE CEO, YOU WOULD THINK THAT THOSE THINGS WOULD BE CARED FOR, THE ELEVATOR, THE LIGHT, THE HOT WATER. BUT, MY GOD, WE NEED OUR WORKERS TAKEN CARE OFF. WHEN YOU ARE SITTING ON THAT MUCH REVENUE, IT IS THE WORKERS WHO MAKE THAT PLACE FUNCTION, AND MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE. SO, DO IT FOR THE FOLKS THAT WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DAY. DO IT FOR THE WORKERS TO TALK TO TALK ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO AFFORD TO LIVE IN THE CITY ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE CONVERSATION LIKE I HEARD ABOUT. THE PEOPLE WHO TALK ABOUT CRYING ON THE WAY TO WORK EVERY DAY TO CAUSE THEIR SCHEDULES ARE GETTING MESSED UP. THE RATIOS, THE NURSE TO PATIENT RATIOS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADEQUATELY STAFFED, AND THE REFUSAL TO HEAR THE NURSES AND THE HEALTHCARE TEAM WHEN THEY SAY THEY NEED MORE ADEQUATE STAFFING. DO IT FOR THOSE FOLKS WHO SAY THAT THEY USED TO LOVE COMING TO WORK AND ALL THEY WANTED TO DO WAS BE A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. DO IT FOR THEM, DO IT FOR FOLKS LIKE ME, FROM OTHERS LIKE ALLISON, FOR THE FOLKS WHO GO TO THE NICU. DO IT FOR THE PATIENT THAT THEY TAKE CARE OFF. RESPECT YOUR WORKERS, AND BY RESPECTING YOUR WORKERS YOU RESPECT YOUR COMMUNITY. RESPECT THE BARGAINING PROCESS SO NO ONE EVER HAS TO WORRY ABOUT CROSSING THE PICKET LINE BECAUSE WE RESPECT WORKERS AND WE WANT THAT CONTRACT TO BE PASSED NOW. DO IT FOR THE WORKERS. WE HONOR YOU, SEI YOU 11 99. >>WELL, DOES ANYONE DARE SPEAK AFTER THAT? THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER. OKAY, I THINK THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE SIGNAL FOR US TO VOTE ON THIS IMPORTANT LEGISLATION. SO, I WILL MOVE TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 31917. MOVED AND SECOND, THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION, PLEASE VOTE. THOSE OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES, AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>OKAY PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. >>AGENDA ITEM 2, RELATING TO CITY A PLANET AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THE UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY LOCAL 32, PRIOR ACTS. >>COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW? >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THIS LEGISLATION WILL AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF COUNCIL ACTION BETWEEN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, AND THE UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY LOCAL 32. WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO LEANNE GEYER. THIS IS FOR A THREE-YEAR PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 2019, THROUGH DECEMBER 21, 2021. IT WOULD AFFECT THE WAGES, BENEFITS, HOURS AND OTHER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR APPROXIMATELY 300 EMPLOYEES IN THE CITY DEPARTMENT, PUBLIC UTILITY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PARKS AND RECREATION. IT IS STANDARD PRACTICE TO REFER THIS TYPE OF LEGISLATION FROM THE SEATTLE APARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, DIRECTLY TO FULL COUNSEL FOR CONSIDERATION, AND WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE THIS FORWARD TODAY. >>THANK YOU GOT THE MEMBER BAGSHAW. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I WILL MOVE TO PASS COUNSEL BILL 119703. OKAY. WILL THE QUICK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL? >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, ZERO OPPOSED. >>BILL PASSED. CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. >>>OKAY, LET ME DESCRIBE WHAT WE WILL DO WITH SELECT BUDGET COMMITTEE ITEMS, I WILL READ THEM OFF IN GROUPS, WE HAVE BROKEN THEM OUT INTO GROUPS SOMETIMES THREE OR FOUR ITEMS, SOMETIMES TWO OR THREE. AND, THAT WILL GIVE US A CHANCE TO GET THROUGH IT, AND THEN, WHERE THERE MIGHT BE A COMMENT OR AMENDMENT I WILL PAUSE AND GET THROUGH IT. AND HOPEFULLY, HAVE A PACKAGE. SO, WE WILL DO THAT. HAVING SAID, READ THE SHORT TITLE FOR ITEMS THREE AND FOUR, JUST THREE AND FOUR POINT >>SELECT BUDGET COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEMS COUNTABLE 119 677, AUTHORIZING FUNDING FROM DENSITY SOURCES, COUNTABLE 11968, AND ORDINANCE 119 24 WHICH ADOPTED THE 2019 BUDGET INCLUDING THE 2019 FOR 2020 WATERFRONT PROGRAM. COUNSEL RECOMMENDS BILL PASSED AS AMENDED. >>WE WILL VOTE ON THESE INDIVIDUALLY STARTING WITH NUMBER THREE, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THREE? COUNSEL 119667? PLEASE CALL PASSAGE OF THE BILL POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED AND CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. ANY QUESTIONS ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BILL 119668 >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED. >>BILL PASSED, TERRIBLE SIGNAGE. CHAIR READ ITEMS FIVE AND SIX POINT >>AGENDA ITEMS FIVE AND SIX, CLICK BILL 11346 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS PLACED ON FILE, CLICK BILL 11334, 2000 2325 PROPOSED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS PLACED ON FILE. >>ITEMS FIVE, ANY COMMENTS? THOSE IN FAVOR OF PLACING THE CLICK FILE ON FILE, PLEASE VOTE, THOSE OPPOSED? MOST MOTION CARRIES, CLERK PLACED ON FILE, WITH RESPECT TO ITEM 6 ANY COMMENTS? THOSE IN FAVOR OF PLACING THE CLERK FILE ON FILE PLEASE NOTE I. A CLOSED, THAT FILE IS PLACED ON FILE. PLEASE READ ITEMS SEVEN THROUGH 11, AND YOU CAN READ THE SHORT TITLE IF YOU WOULD LIKE THERE TO >>AGENDA ITEMS SEVEN THROUGH 11, COUNTABLE 119669 RELATING TO THE FEES AND CHARGES FOR PERMITS AND ACTIVITIES OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS COMMITTEE. RECOMMENDS THIS BILL PASSED POINT COUNSEL BILL 11967, ORDINANCE RELATED TO TRAFFIC, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS PATH AS AMENDED POINT COUNSEL BILL 119671 FOR PARKS AND RECREATION SALVAGE FEE SCHEDULE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASSED, COUNTABLE 119672 LENGTH OF SOLID WASTE SYSTEM OF SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASSED AND COUNTABLE 119673, CONTRACTING, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASS. >>ALL RIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO START WITH SEVEN. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NONE PLEASE CALL ROLE ON PASSAGE OF THE BILL POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MUST GET A? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>PAST AND CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. NUMBER EIGHT ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSAGE, CHAIR WILL SIGN. 671? ON NUMBER NINE, ANY QUESTIONS ON NUMBER NINE? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MUSCULAR? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSAGE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. NUMBER 10. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MUST GET A? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT, NUMBER 11? ANY PASSAGE — QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MUSCULAR? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSES, CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. ITEMS 12 THROUGH 16. >>AGENDA ITEMS 12 THROUGH 16, COUNSEL BILL 119674 RELATED TO THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM AND CITY OF SEATTLE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS FULL PASSAGE, COUNTABLE 119675 RELATING TO THE FINANCING OF CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FUND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASS, COUNTABLE 119 676, RELATING TO THE FINANCING OF EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNED PROJECTS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THAT THE BILL PASSED. COUNTABLE 119677 RELATING TO THE FINANCING OF THE CENTRAL WATERFRONT APARTMENT PROGRAM THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASS, COUNTABLE 1196 70 RELATED TO THE FINANCING OF THE CENTRAL WATERFRONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS. >>THANK YOU. ON ITEM NUMBER 12, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MUSCULAR? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED POINT >>WILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. >>NUMBER 13 ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON PASSAGE OF THE BILL POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW, GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED AND CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. NUMBER 14 ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON PASSAGE OF THE BILL POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT, BECK SHAW? HERBOLD? JUAREZ, MOSQUEDA? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED. CHAIR WILL SIGN. PLEASE CALL ROLE? >>GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED POINT >>PASSAGE, CHAIR WILL SIGN NUMBER 16 PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? >>NINE IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSES CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ ITEMS 17 THROUGH 22. >>AGENDA ITEMS 17 THROUGH 22, COUNTABLE 11967 UNRELATED TO THE FINANCING OF THE MERCER WEST PROJECT. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASS. COUNSEL BILL 1196 80 RELATING TO THE FINANCING OF STREETCAR RECOMMENDATIONS THE BILL PASSED. COUNSEL BILL 699 RELATED TO TRAFFIC CODE, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASTORED COUNTABLE 11968 RELATED TO THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX REVENUE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BILL PASTORED COUNTABLE 119 682 RELATING TO THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS AND COUNCILMAN BILL 1196 83 RELATING TO TAXATION, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS. >>THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS ON ANY OF THESE ITEMS 17 THROUGH 22? I WON’T KEEP ASKING IF I DON’T SEE ANY QUESTIONS SO 17, PLEASE HOLD ROLE IN THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? >>WAY, I HEAR HER IN THE OTHER ROOM. >>THAT’S ME. >>O’BRIEN? HARRELL? EIGHT IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED. >>CORRECT. CHAIR PASSED WILL SIGN IT. NUMBER 18 PLEASE CALL ROLE IN PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? EIGHT IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. NUMBER 19, PLEASE READ THE ROLL CALL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? EIGHT IN FAVOR NONE OPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT WHAT NUMBER WAS THAT? 18? THAT WAS 19. SO, 20, PLEASE CALL ROLE IN THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>BILL PASSES CHAIR WILL SIGN T.NUMBER 21, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>WILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT, JUST ONE MOMENT. ITEM 22, ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL? >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>THE BILL PASSES, CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. >>IF SO, LET ME GIVE YOU THESE ASSIGNED BILLS. WE WERE GOING RATHER FAST. AND, I WANT TO SHOW SOME FLEXIBILITY FOR THE RULES THAT ALLOW THAT I DO HAVE ONE COUNCILMEMBER WHO ACTUALLY VOTED OPPOSITE HOW THAT MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO HAVE VOTED BECAUSE I WENT THROUGH IN A CERTAIN WAY, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS NOW, CAN I DO A REVOTE ON A CERTAIN ITEM? WE WILL TALK ABOUT ITEM NUMBER 19. WHICH I DID A LITTLE QUICKLY. >>GIVE ME A QUICK SECOND. >>I CAN DO IT AT THE END, THAT IS ONE POSSIBILITY. I APOLOGIZE. >>CAN WE PROCEED WITH THE NEXT ITEM ABOUT GO BACK? >>WE WILL PROCEED, AND SLOW IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT, AND FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN CORRECT THE RECORD ON THAT ONE FOR ITEM NUMBER 19 WE WOULD LIKE TO DO A REVOTE. OKAY. SO, >>WE ARE ON ITEM NUMBER 23. >>ITEM TO 23? WE WILL TAKE THAT ONE BY ITSELF I BELIEVE. DON’T REREAD THAT ONE FOR THE RECORD. >>AGENDA ITEM 23, COUNTABLE 119 684 TAXATION OPPOSING ATTACKS ON TREPIDATION NETWORK COMPANIES, COMMITTEE REGIMENS BILL PASSED AS AMENDED. >>OKAY, THIS IS THE ONE I BELIEVE COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT HAD SOME — HAS AN AMENDMENT I DO HAVE A QUESTION ON THAT ELLIPSE IS NOT THIS AMENDMENT, YOUR AMENDMENTS ARE FOR NUMBER 23 AND 25 BUT NOT 24, CORRECT? LET’S GO AHEAD AND TAKE 23 FIRST, READ INTO THE RECORD. MEMBER SAWANT WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLAIN YOUR AMENDMENT? >>SHORT, >>MAY BE IN THE BILL, YOU COULD DESCRIBE IT, I WAS NOT PREPARED, HAS BEEN DESCRIBED A LITTLE BIT, LET ME LOOK AT THE AMENDMENTS. ONE WAS JUST A SIMPLE LANGUAGE CHANGE, I THINK. BUT THAT WAS THE NAME OF THE RESOLUTION CENTER. WHY DON’T YOU JUST START OFF WITH THE AMENDMENT, AND I WILL CHIME IN I HAVE TO GET MY NOTES TOGETHER HERE. SO, LET’S START WITH NUMBER 23. >>FIRST MOVED THE BILL TO — >>SO, THE BILL — >>MOVIE AMENDMENT OF THE BILL. >>WALK US THROUGH WHAT DOCUMENT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT. >>THERE SHOULD BE — THERE ON YOUR DESK. WHICH SAYS TMC. >>THIS IS THE FIRST ONE, JUST THE DISCUSSION OF WHAT WE ARE CALLING IT, CORRECT? THE SECOND ONE IS MORE SUBSTANTIVE. SO, OKAY. IT HAS BEEN MOVED, COUNSEL BILL 119 684. I HAVE THIS VERSION WHICH IS SECTION D. GO-AHEAD COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT POINT >>I MOVE AMENDMENT 12 ADD A DRIVERS RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE LIST OF ACCEPTABLE USES POINT >>THAT THE AMENDMENT AS DESCRIBED, IS THERE A SECOND? >>I WILL SECONDED FOR DISCUSSION. >>COUNTS MEMBER O’BRIEN, SECONDED FOR DISCUSSION, GO- AHEAD COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT POINT >>THANK YOU. AS YOU SAID, PRESIDENT HARRELL, CORRECTLY, THE SUBSTANTIVE PART OF THE AMENDMENT COMES INTO THE LANGUAGE OF THE RESOLUTION, WILL BE ITEM NUMBER 25. BUT, SINCE THEY ARE ALL RELATED I JUST WANTED TO SPEAK ONCE AND FOR ALL, AND HAVE THE POINTS APPLY TO ITEM NUMBER 25 AS WELL. >>NOW, IT IS HARD, YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT SUPPORTS THE LARGER AMENDMENT, WHICH IS A MORE COMPREHENSIVE CENTER. >>YEAH, BUT BOTH THE AMENDMENTS ARE ABOUT THAT. >>I UNDERSTAND. MAYBE JUST FOR MOST TACTICAL STANDPOINT, WHAT WE CAN DO, IT IS A LITTLE UNORTHODOX, BUT MAYBE IF THIS HAS LEGS, THEN MAYBE WE SHOULD WAIT FOR IT TO GET INTO THE SUBSTANTIVE ONE AND COME BACK AND VOTE FOR NUMBER 23, BECAUSE — >>AM OKAY WITH THAT. >>OKAY. >>YOU CAN MOVE TO HOLD THIS ITEM, AND THEN, WE CAN MOVE ON TO ITEM ELLIPSE IS MOVED TO HOLD THIS ITEM UNTIL AFTER CONSIDERATION OF ITEM 25. >>SO, WHAT I WAS HOPING TO DO, I CAN DO IT THAT WAY, BUT PERHAPS AN EASIER WAY IS FOR COUNTS MEMBER SAWANT TO DESCRIBE THESE TWO, AND THEN WE CAN DO A PRO OR CON OR WHO LIKES AND WHO DOESN’T, AND THEN AFTER THAT, WE CAN COME BACK AND TAKE THE VOTES. THAT MAY MAKE SENSE TO ME AT LEAST. DOES THAT ELLIPSE IS EVEN THE NUMBER 25, WHICH IS THE RESOLUTION, IS NOT INTRODUCED. WE CAN OPENLY TALK ABOUT IT AS IF IT IS RELATED TO NUMBER 23. OKAY. AM I GOING TO GO TO JAIL IF I DO THAT? YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME. >>ONLY ITEM 23 IS BEFORE YOU RIGHT NOW. >>OKAY ONLY 23 IS BEFORE ME WHICH TIES INTO 25 WE WILL NOT VOTE ON 25, BUT COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, MAYBE YOU CAN DESCRIBE THE WHOLE CONCEPT WHICH EMBODIES 25, BUT ONLY 23 IS IN FRONT OF US. >>YES, I CAN DO THAT. BEFORE GOING INTO THE SUBSTANCE OF MY AMENDMENTS, WHAT IT DOES, SO, WE HAVE ITEM NUMBER 23, WHICH IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US, WHICH IS THE BILL THAT ESTABLISHES THE LANGUAGE FOR HOW THE PROCEEDS OF THE TAX ON UBER AND LYFT CORPORATIONS WOULD BE USED. SO, WE ALREADY HAVE POSSIBLE ITEMS FOR WHICH THE TAX REVENUES COULD BE USED, LIKE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS RELATED TO THE TAX, INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT INVESTMENTS, ALREADY AB AND C, ALL OF WHICH I STRONGLY SUPPORT AND ALL THE EFFORTS BY THE TEAMSTER UNIONS. SO, THE FIRST THING FIRSTLY TO CLARIFY, THIS IS NOT IN CONFLICT WITH WHAT THE TEAMSTERS UNION HAS WORKED ON. THIS ITEM NUMBER 23 WOULD ADD AN ITEM D, IN AMONG THE LIST OF USES OR POTENTIAL USES FOR THE REVENUES OF THE TAX, AND THAT IS A DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER INCLUDING A DRIVER RESOLUTION CENTER, AND DRIVER RESOLUTION CENTER IS ALREADY IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE. THEN WHEN WE COME TO ITEM NUMBER 25, THAT IS THE RESOLUTION, THAT IS THE ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTION TO DESCRIBE WHAT KIND OF ELIGIBLE USES THERE WILL BE FOR THE FUNDS GENERATED FROM THE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY TAX, AND IN THAT, THAT GOES INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT WHAT THE SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER, WHAT KIND OF SERVICES THEY WOULD PROVIDE IF WE HAD SUCH A CENTER. SO, IF I CAN — IF THAT CLARIFIES THAT I CAN MOTIVATE WHY POINT >>PLEASE DO. >>FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR THE TEAMSTERS UNION, EVERYBODY ALL THE STAFF ORGANIZERS, AND THE MEMBERS, BOTH THE SEATTLE AD BASED DRIVERS ASSOCIATION WHICH IS WORKING MORE DIRECTLY WITH TEAMSTERS AND ALSO THE SEATTLE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION WHICH IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION AND MANY DRIVERS ARE COLLABORATING AMONGST THEMSELVES, BUT THERE ARE ADDITIONAL POINTS THAT THE RIDESHARE DRIVERS ASSOCIATION WILL BRING THIS IS ABOUT THAT, IT IS NOT IN ANY WAY IN ANTAGONISM OF THE POINTS THAT THE TEAMSTERS HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT UP WHICH WE STRONGLY SUPPORT, MY OFFICE STRONGLY SUPPORTS. ALSO I ANOTHER THING I WANT TO SAY AT THE OUTSET IS THAT AS A UNION MEMBER MYSELF AND STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE TEAMSTERS UNION I COMPLETELY AND UNAMBIGUOUSLY — ABOUT ANY ANTIUNION OR ANTICANCER SENTIMENTS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP BY CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS, SOME OF IT IS OUTRIGHT COMPANY SHILLS OR SPOKESPERSONS. LOBBYISTS. SOMETIMES THEY HAD ARE BROUGHT UP FROM JOURNEYMEN ACTIVISTS AND WORKERS WHO MAY HAVE CERTAIN DOUBTS OR CONFUSIONS AND I WANT TO ENSURE EVERYBODY HERE, AND NOBODY WATCHING OR LISTENING, THAT THIS IS IN NO WAY MEANT TO OR IS IN FACT INTEGRAL STICK TO UNIONS AND I WANT TO GO EVEN FURTHER THAN THAT, AND SAY, THAT ALL THROUGHOUT HISTORY, OF WORKING- CLASS PEOPLE NOT JUST IN THE U.S. BUT AROUND THE WORLD, WE HAVE SEEN THAT WITHOUT UNION ORGANIZING, THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING THAT HAS STOOD FOR US, IT IS LITERALLY WHEN WORKERS ORGANIZE INTO UNIONS THAT WE ARE ABLE TO WIN EVEN A MODICUM OF OF RIGHTS IN A DEEPLY HOSTILE AND EXPORTED A SYSTEM WHICH WE LIVE IN WHICH IS CAPITALISM. AND, UNIONS WERE BUILT IN THIS COUNTRY BY WORKERS WHO WERE ORGANIZING, BEFORE IT THERE WAS A LEGAL RIGHT TO A UNION, WHICH MEANS THAT MANY OF THE EARLIEST ORGANIZERS MADE TREMENDOUS SACRIFICES, SOMETIMES THROUGH LIFE AND LIMB, IN ORDER FOR THE RIGHT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO HAVE UNIONS. THAT IS THE KIND OF COURAGE WE STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF, AND HAVE TO BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THAT. THE PURPOSE OF THIS AMENDMENT, IS TO SUPPORT THE DEMAND OF HUNDREDS AND UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS, FOR DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER. I WOULD NEVER BE LISTENING TO KNOW THAT THE REASON MY OFFICE CAME TO SUPPORT THESE DEMANDS IS AFTER HAVING TALKED WITH THOUSANDS OF THE 300 DRIVERS THAT HAVE SIGNED THE PETITION FOR THIS. MANY OF WHOM, OVERWHELMINGLY ARE IMMIGRANTS OR EVEN REFUGEES FROM EAST AFRICA, SOUTH ASIA, FROM MY HOME COUNTRY, MANY OF WHOM FACED SYSTEMATIC MARGINALIZATION IN OUR SOCIETY, THE OBJECTIVE OF ALL OF THIS EFFORT WHETHER IT IS WHAT THE TEAMSTER UNION BROUGHT FORWARD, OR THE SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER. ALL OF THIS, I THINK YOU HAVE A SHARED OBJECTIVE OF MOVING ELLIPSE IS MOVING MOTIVATING THE POWER OF RANK-AND-FILE DRIVERS, THAT IS THE ONLY THING, BUILDING REALLY STRONG RANK AND FILE UNIONS, THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT CAN GO UP AGAINST THE MASSIVE POWER OF THIS SWEATSHOP ON WHEELS, WHICH IS UBER AND LYFT CORPORATIONS, NOTHING NEW, NOTHING INNOVATIVE ABOUT THIS EXPLOITATION, THIS IS ALL GOOD OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN-VARIETY EXPLOITATION OF THE SO-CALLED GIG ECONOMY. WORKERS, THE ONLY THING THAT WE CAN DO TO OVERCOME THESE POWERFUL COOPERATIVE EXECUTIVES, VENTURE CAPITALIST AND ALL THE OTHER CAPITALISTS WHO HAVE A STAKE IN MAINTAINING THIS EXPLOITATIVE COMPANIES IS FOR WORKERS TO GET ORGANIZED. THE ONLY REASON I’M BRINGING THIS FORWARD IS AFTER HAVING TALKED TO DOZENS OF DRIVERS, IF I DON’T WIN IS A MINUTE TODAY WITH ANOTHER I WILL I WANTED TO BRING THIS FORWARD AS A TOPIC OF AND IMPORTANCE FOR DISCUSSION AND TO PUBLISHERS IT REQUIRES THESE TWO AMENDMENTS. SO, WE HAVE DISCUSSED WITH, I HAVE PERSONALLY TALKED TO DOZENS OF DRIVERS BUT BETWEEN MY STAFF AND I WE HAVE TALKED TO OVER 100 LIST AND — LYFT AND UBER DRIVERS ABOUT THEIR WORKING CONDITIONS IN THE AND CONCERNS, WE KNOW THAT UBER AND LYFT HAVE GENERATED A REALLY LARGE AMOUNT OF WEALTH FOR THE TOP EXECUTIVES AND MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS AND SO ON, BUT THE DRIVERS, MOST OF THE DRIVERS REMAIN IN DEEP AND FURTHER DEEPENING POVERTY, AND CONTINUE TO BE REAL DESPERATE. DRIVERS ARE STRUGGLING ECONOMICALLY CONTINUINGLY WITH THE COST OF HEALTHCARE SOME DRIVERS OR EVEN LIVING AND SLEEPING INSIDE THEIR VEHICLES, OTHERS ARE HAVING TROUBLE PAYING RENT EVERY MONTH, AND THAT IS — JUST WORSENING THROUGHOUT THE REGION, IT IS NOT JUST SEATTLE, EVEN DRIVERS WHO ARE LIVING IN THE SOUTHERN EXTREMITIES OF KING COUNTY ARE ALSO FACING THAT. MANY OF THE DRIVERS WERE FORMER TAXICAB DRIVERS WHO OWNED TAXI MEDALLIONS, AND I’M USING THE TERM LOOSELY BECAUSE THEY WENT INTO MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF DEBT TO GET A MEDALLION IN THE FIRST PLACE, THEY BORROWED HUGE SUMS OF MONEY, IN ORDER TO START THEIR TAXI BUSINESS, AND THEN UBER AND LYFT DISRUPTED THE PATRONS ROTATION SECTOR AND THE MEDALLION LOST NEARLY ALL OF THEIR VALUE, DESTROYING THE HARD-EARNED ASSETS OF THE TAXI DRIVERS, AND, THROWING MANY OF THE DRIVERS INTO DEEP DEBT, HENCE THE NEED FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND COUNSELING IN THE DRIVER SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER, THERE IS A STRONG NEED TO PREVENT SUICIDE, úAND THE REASON IS BECAUSE MANY OF THE DRIVERS ARE STUCK IN DEBT, AND IN FACT, I AM SORRY TO SHARE WITH YOU, I ALREADY SHARED WITH YOU AND EARLIER BUDGET DISCUSSIONS IS THAT WHEN WE WERE ORGANIZING FOR THIS IN THE LAST MONTH AND A HALF, IN THAT SAME PERIOD, ALL OF THE DRIVERS WHO ARE OF AFRICAN ORIGIN COMMITTED SUICIDE IN THAT TIME, A DEEPLY TRAGIC EVENT THAT FALLS DIRECTLY AT THE DOORSTEP OF UBER AND LYFT CORPORATIONS. SO, I FIND THIS A VERY COMPELLING ISSUE, AND I HOPE THAT IN THE COMING YEAR, WE ARE ABLE TO WORK TOWARDS IT, AND MAKE SURE THAT ELLIPSE IS IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE CALL IT, IT IS NOT ABOUT THE NAME SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER ALTHOUGH IT IS AN APT NAME, IT IS ABOUT WHAT THE DRIVERS, WHAT THE WORKERS WANT OUT OF SUCH A RESOURCE. THE CENTER WE ARE ASKING FOR. THERE WAS INTERVENTION AND COUNSELING. SUPPORT SERVICES, ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR THIRD OR FOURTH LANGUAGE FROM THEM, THEY NEED TO ORGANIZE TO ADVOCATE EFFECTIVELY FOR THEIR RIGHTS, CITIZENSHIP IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF IT, BECAUSE UBER MISS CLASSIFIES DRIVERS AS CONTRACTORS RATHER THAN WORKERS, DRIVERS OR FORMWORK OBLIGATED TAXES AS WELL, AND SO, THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF BARRIERS AND OBSTACLES DRIVERS FACE TO HAVE A DECENT STANDARD OF LIVING. AND, WE DON’T IMAGINE THOSE THINGS BECAUSE WE DO NOT FACE THE SAME NEEDS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES THE BASE LEGISLATION IS NEEDED FOR IS THAT, ADDRESSED THE LONG HISTORY THAT UBER AND LYFT HAVE HAD, AS THEY CALL IT EUPHEMISTICALLY, DEACTIVATING DRIVERS FOR DEACTIVATING DRIVERS IS NOTHING BUT FIRING WITHOUT CAUSE. THAT IS WHAT IT IS, AND DRIVERS WILL TELL YOU THEY FACE THIS MOST ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, IT IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS. DRIVER RESOLUTION CENTER THAT IS INTENDED TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE. HOWEVER, I HAVE A CONCERN THAT THIS DEPENDS ON UBER AND LYFT AGREEING TO VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATE IN THE DRIVER RESOLUTION CENTER AND I HAVE MENTIONED THIS BEFORE IN THESE COMPANIES DO NOT HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF TREATING DRIVERS FAIRLY, AND I FEEL LIKE THAT IS A STRETCH THAT WILL HAPPEN. I WOULD BE THRILLED IF THE COMPANIES ARE WILLING, BUT I ALSO DO NOT THINK WE SHOULD ASSUME THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN, EITHER. SO, IF A DRIVERS RESOLUTION CENTER STARTS OVERTURNING THE ACTIVATIONS, WE NEED TO BE REAL ABOUT HOW UBER AND LEFT — UBER AND LYFT WE ANTICIPATE WILL RESPOND. THERE IS ONE WAY TO HOLD UBER AND LYFT ACCOUNTABLE WHICH IS TO TRULY HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THE ACTIVATIONS AND PERMIT LIVING WAGE AS WE ARTIE SAID THAT IS FOR DRIVERS TO GET INTO A POWERFUL UNION, BECAUSE UBER AND LYFT COULD NOT MAKE UP ANY OF THE DRIVERS WENT ON STRIKE AND REFUSED TO DRIVE. AND THEY DID THAT REFUSAL IN AN ORGANIZED WAY, UNTIL THEIR DEMANDS WERE MET. AND, I AM NOT RAISING THIS AS IF TO SAY THAT WOULD BE SIMPLE. MANY OF US WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE LABOR MOVEMENT, WE KNOW THAT IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO DO, IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF SACRIFICE, IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, BUT IT IS WORTH RAISING BECAUSE IT IS SO CRUCIAL IN BUILDING WORKER POWER, AND ALSO, BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN DONE IN NEW YORK STATE AND IN NEW YORK CITY THE NEW YORK TAXI DRIVERS ALLIANCE HAS ONE HISTORIC VICTORIES AGAINST UBER AND LYFT CORPORATIONS, WINNING PRACTICALLY THE RIGHT FOR DRIVERS TO BE CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES, AND NOT CONTRACTORS. SO, WE ARE NOT TALKING IN THE ABSTRACT. WE HAVE EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW, WE ALSO HAD THE SUCCESSFUL A.B. BILL IN CALIFORNIA THERE JUST WAS ONE, WE HAVE TREMENDOUS EXAMPLES WE CAN BUILD OFF OF, MAYBE NOT EVERY SINGLE DETAIL BUT THE OVERALL MODEL OF WORKER ORGANIZING AND POWER BUILDING IS SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO STAND UP IN GOOD STEAD. SO, JUST TO GO THROUGH THE SPECIFICS, SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER CAN COME TOGETHER TO ADVOCATE FOR THEIR RIGHTS WITHIN THE RIDESHARING INDUSTRY. AND GET SERVICES INCLUDING COMMITTEE SUPPORT TRAINING AND LEGAL TRAINING TO SUPPORT DRIVERS ACTIVATIONS WHICH WILL HELP THEM GET ORGANIZED BECAUSE THEY WILL COME AND TALK TO EACH OTHER OVER IN BUILD YOUR OWN POWER. MEMBERSHIP MEETING SPACE FOR THESE ORGANIZING MEETINGS. VOTER RIGHTS TRAINING, IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION ASSISTANCE, WHICH I CAN TELL YOU MYSELF, YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE NOT FALLING INTO SOME SORT OF BAD SITUATION. DRIVER FAMILY ASSISTANCE, AND SUPPORT SERVICES, COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE AS I SAID, ALL OF THIS IS SORT OF ENCOMPASSED IN THE IDEA SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE CENTER EVEN IF THE AMENDMENT DOES NOT PASS TODAY I LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW COUNSEL WORKING TOGETHER AND MAKING SURE THAT THESE NEEDS ARE FULLY INCORPORATED. ONE MORE THING TO SAY JUST AS AN TESTAMENT TO HOW WONDERFULLY THE DRIVERS HAVE ORGANIZED, THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST MARGINALIZED SISTERS AND BROTHERS WE HAVE, ROGER DRIVERS ASSOCIATION, IN 2014, THEY REALLY BEGAN THEIR ORGANIZING UNDER THE AGES OF THE TEAMSTERS AND THEY ORGANIZED A STRIKE AGAINST UNFAIR THE ACTIVATIONS AND LOW WAGES AND I WAS THERE THAT DAY WHEN THEY WERE COURAGEOUSLY THROWING THEIR PHONES INTO A CARDBOARD BOX, THAT WAS THEIR STRIKE BECAUSE THE PHONE IS WHERE YOU REACH THE APT TO BE A DRIVER, AND IT TOOK INCREDIBLE COURAGE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT MOMENT WHEN ALL THE DRIVERS WERE THROWING THE PHONES INTO BOXES, AND I WANTED TO RECOGNIZE OMAR AND ABDI WHO WERE PART OF THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT, ALONGSIDE THE TEAMSTERS, AND I WANTED TO HOLD UP THIS SIGN, HANGING IN MY OFFICE SINCE 2014, AND IT IS A TESTAMENT TO HOW LONG THE DRIVERS HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED. AND, I BRING THIS UP TO POINT OUT THAT ORGANIZING WORKS. FIGHTING BACK WORKS BECAUSE WE WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY WITH HIS BILL IN FRONT OF US, IF THE DRIVERS AND UNION HAD NOT TAKEN THOSE STEPS FIVE YEARS AGO. JUST TO CLARIFY, THE BUDGET AMENDMENT DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING SPECIFIC ABOUT IT APPROVES THE CENTER IN THE APPROVED LIST OF USERS FOR TAX REVENUES. I WILL STOP THERE BUT IN CONCLUSION, I WILL REITERATE MY HOPE THAT THE TEAMSTERS UNION, KING COUNTY LABOR COUNCIL, THE RANK-AND-FILE DRIVERS, AND PROGRESSIVES ON THE CITY COUNCIL THAT WE CAN REALLY FIGHT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DRIVERS HAVE THEIR FULL RIGHTS GUARANTEED IN THE NEXT YEAR. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. WE HAVE AN AMENDMEN ON THE TABLE MOVED TO — MOVED AND SECONDED. I WILL HAVE SOME DISCUSSION I DON’T WANT TO GO FIRST IF YOU WANT TO GO FIRST. FIRST OF ALL I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE COMMENTS, THERE IS NOTHING IN THE RESOLUTION THAT BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION. IS BAD IT’S ALL REALLY GOOD STUFF. DURING THE CONVERSATIONS ON THE BAD-FAITH LEGISLATION, I TALKED ABOUT THE FIRST ITEM 23 WHICH CHANGES THE NAME. DRIVERS RESOLUTION CENTER FOR ME, IT SHOULD BE MORE THAN THAT. AND, WHILE SOLIDARITY AND RESOURCE DOES NOT EXACTLY ROLL OFF THE TONGUE. THE POINT BEING, I HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN RESPECT — RECEPTIVE TO HER NAME LITERALLY TALKS ABOUT SOLIDARITY AND EMPOWERMENT AND RESOURCES. AND SO I THINK THAT WE ARE ONTO SOMETHING THERE. HERE IS THE CHALLENGE WITH THE AMENDMENT, WHY I WILL NOT SUPPORT AT THIS TIME IS NUMBER ONE, WHAT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN. SPENDING PLAN WILL HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE COUNCIL AS MORE GRANULE — GRANULAR, WE WILL HAVE MORE DATA FROM THE DRIVERS, AND WHAT KIND OF MONEY WE HAVE GENERATED, AND THERE WILL LIKELY BE A SUPPLEMENT BUDGET OR ORDINANCE IN PLACE. IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT THE PRIMARY THRUST OF THE RESOLUTION CENTER OR THE THOSE FIRST RESULTS FOR DEACTIVATION. THAT’S THE FOCUS, THE LANGUAGE THAT I ORIGINALLY HAD COME UP WITH THAT HAD BEEN STRICKEN WE HAD EDITORS, RETOOLING OF DRIVERS, AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE WANTED THEM TO HAVE GOOD JOBS. IF THEY DID NOT HAVE GOOD JOBS TO HELP THEM GET GOOD OR EVEN BETTER JOBS. FROM THAT, WE LOOKED AT HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THEM ORGANIZE AND HAVE A STRONGER ABILITY, TO GREATER THINGS FOR THEIR FAMILIES. MY CONCERN AT THIS POINT, IS TO WHETHER, WE ARE LOSING FOCUS ON THE COMPETENCY, BUT NUMBER TWO AS WE LOOK AT THIS BUDGET PROCESS THAT HAS BEEN REAL TOUGH, THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPONENTS TO IT, AND I JUST THINK AGAIN NEXT YEAR, THAT A COUNSEL WILL SIT DOWN AND TALK TO ALL OF THE DRIVERS, GET FEEDBACK, AND MAKE SURE WE ARE INVESTING WE ARE INVESTING IN WHAT THE CONSTITUENTS ARE SAYING, IT IS A VERY SORT OF TOUGH CONSTITUENT BASE BECAUSE HE CERTAINLY CANNOT PLEASE ANYONE IN THIS WORLD OF TMC IS THAT I HAVE FOUND THAT OUT. SO, I’M WONDERING IF IT’S PREMATURE TO BE AS GRANULAR IN APPROACH, IT’S PRETTY MUCH MY OBJECTION TO IT, NOT FOR WHAT IS IN THERE. THE OTHER POINT I WOULD MAKE IS THAT ALL OF THESE COMPONENTS OF THE AMENDMENT ARE MULTILINGUAL WORKSHOPS, TAX AND FINANCIAL TRAINING, VOTER REGISTRATION, ET CETERA. AGAIN ALL OUTSTANDING INVESTMENTS, AND WE ARE SORT OF CREATING THESE GREAT SERVICES FOR A SUBSET OF THE POPULATION. OF DRIVERS, THE QUESTION I WOULD HAVE IS WHETHER THIS GREAT ENRICHED WORK IS BETTER SERVED IN LOOKING AT WHAT OTHER GROUPS AND DEMOGRAPHICS OUTSIDE OF THE DRIVERS CIRCLE WE MAY WANT TO SUPPORT IF WE WERE TO INVEST IN THAT KIND OF CENTER. SO AGAIN, I DO NOT OPPOSE THIS APPROACH. IN FACT IT IS ALL REALLY GOOD STUFF. I JUST WONDER, IF THIS STAGE OF THE LEGISLATION. WHETHER WE SHOULD BE THAT GRANULAR. AS YOU MAY RECALL IN THE LANGUAGE WE DID APPROVE DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS, SORT OF TALKED ABOUT AN ORGANIZATION WITH A PROVEN COMMITMENT TO WORKERS RIGHTS PROVIDING RESOURCES TO DRIVERS AND CONTRACTORS AND WORKERS. PARTICULARLY WITH CULTURAL COMPETENCIES FOR THIS EVENT AT GROUPS AND DISADVANTAGED SOCIOECONOMIC GROUPS. HAVING THAT DIRECTION THIS YEAR AND HOPES WE COULD BE A BIT MORE GRANULAR NEXT YEAR. THOSE ARE THE REASONS WHY I AM NOT SUPPORTING AMENDMENT AND I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT FOR BRINGING IT FORWARD. ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? WE ARE JUST VOTING ON 23, BY THE WAY, ALTHOUGH WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 25 I WILL JUST STOP THERE AND SEE IF ANYONE WANTS TO RAISE THEIR HAND. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? QUESTION? >>JUST TO REORIENT MYSELF. HE SAID WE ARE JUST VOTING ON 23? >>WELL YEAH, WE HAVE NOT EVEN GONE TO 24. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT BASICALLY DESCRIBED, AND I ASKED TO DESCRIBE NUMBER 23 AND NUMBER 25, BUT WE HAVE NOT READ 25 INTO THE RECORD BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 25.23 IS THE NAME CHANGE, 23 IS THE SUBSTANCE OF WHAT SHE IS PRESENT IN. >>IF WE ARE INTENDING TO SPEAK TO THE AMENDMENT, WHEN IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO DO THAT? >>NOW. >>IS THIS AMENDMENT FOR ITEM NUMBER 23 DOES NOT PASS AND I NOT PLAN TO BRING FORWARD THE MONEY FOR ITEM NUMBER 25, BECAUSE IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. BUT, IF YOU DON’T MIND I WOULD LIKE A FEW CLOSING REMARKS. >>ABSOLUTELY. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, THAT IS YOUR QUESTION POINT >>THAT IS MY QUESTION. SO, NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT 25, READ INTO THE RECORD AS IT RELATES TO THAT NAME CHANGE. SO YES. I DO SEE THIS AMENDMENT IS BROADER THAN A NAME CHANGE, AND I CERTAINLY SUPPORT ITS OBJECTIVES. AS I UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS GOING FORWARD IS THAT, WE AS THE COUNCIL WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE COMPONENTS OF AN RFP BEFORE IT GOES OUT, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU COUNCIL PRESIDENT FOR REMINDING ME OF LANGUAGE THAT IS ACTUALLY IN THE ORDINANCE, RIGHT NOW IT’S A COUNSEL BILL, HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE AN ORDINANCE SOON. IN THE COUNSEL BILL ITSELF THAT GIVES I THINK THE EXECUTIVES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE COMING BACK. BEFORE THE RFP GOES OUT. CONTRACTUAL PARTNERSHIPS AMONG ENTITIES TO ACHIEVE THE DIRECT PARTICIPATION OF ORGANIZATIONS, PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY AND ADVOCATING FOR THE CIVIL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS OF WORKERS FROM DISADVANTAGED SOCIOECONOMIC GROUPS. FROM THE DRIVERS RESOLUTION CENTER, WE WANT AN ENTITY BIDDING ON THE FUNDING FOR THE CENTER, TO DO MORE THAN SIMPLY RESOLVE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE CONFLICT FLICKED AND COMPLAINTS. WE ARE SUPPORTING THIS LANGUAGE AND NOT THE AMENDED LANGUAGE — AMENDED TO THE RESOLUTION POINT >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, DID YOU HAVE SOME COMMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE? >>I DID. THANK YOU. I WILL NOW REITERATE SOME OF THE COMMENTS I HAVE HEARD FROM OTHERS THAT I FULLY SUPPORT. AND, COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, I THINK YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT IN THE DIRECTION THIS WORK NEEDS TO GO. I’M NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THIS AMENDMENT, BECAUSE FRANKLY AS COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL SAID, THE TIMING OF THIS NOT THE AMENDMENT FRANKLY BUT THE TIMING OF THIS COMING INTO THE COUNSEL AND WORK REQUIRED AND OUTREACH REQUIRED TO DO THIS PROPERLY, I THINK I HAVE NOT HAD THAT TIME TO DO THAT. BUT, I DO BELIEVE THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW YEAR TO DO THAT WORK. I THINK THAT WHAT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT GOING FORWARD, AS WE TRANSITION FROM THIS PHASE, WHERE LEGISLATION WAS DRAFTED AND INTRODUCED, AND STARTED TO BE PUBLICIZED DURING A VERY BUSY BUDGET SEASON, AND TURNED INTO A PROCESS THAT WILL HOPEFULLY BE A MUCH MORE TRANSPARENT AND INCLUSIVE PROCESS, WHERE PEOPLE CAN ENGAGE THOUGHTFULLY IN HOW THEY WANT TO SEE THIS WORK MOVE FORWARD. THAT IT IS GOING TO BE INCUMBENT UPON THE COUNSEL NEXT YEAR, TO BE MAKING SURE THAT THAT PROCESS IS OPEN TO EVERYONE AND TRANSPARENT. FRANKLY THE COUNCIL MEMBER I WAS NOT A PART OF THE DISCUSSIONS. THAT’S IN THE DARK OF THE COUNCIL MEMBER. CONVERSATIONS WERE HAPPENING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, AND YOU’RE NOT PARTICIPATING IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS, LET ALONE BEING AWARE OF WHEN THAT HAPPENS. WHEN ACTIONS LIKE THAT HAPPENED, IT BREEDS A LOT OF MISTRUST. I UNDERSTAND THAT, AND WHY THE CONVERSATIONS FELT THE WAY THEY DID. INTENDING TO UNDERMINING ANYONE ELSE’S INTERESTS. I THINK THERE ARE THINGS THE CITY NEEDS TO LEAN ON IN THE NEW YEAR WHICH IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THE DRIVER TOGETHER IN A VERY TRANSPARENT AND INCLUSIVE WAY, TO UNDERSTAND THEIR CONCERNS. THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT DRIVERS OUT THERE WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND DIFFERENT INTERESTS AND THOSE INTERESTS ARE NOT ALWAYS EXACTLY ALIGNED. ORKING WITH THE DRIVERS, I KNOW THEY HAVE IT A DEDICATED PASSIONATE GROUP WHO CAN FIND A WAY TO MAKE THIS MOVE FORWARD TO BENEFIT ALL DRIVERS. AND, IF WE FAIL AT THAT AND THE DRIVERS DO NOT HAVE THE TRUST OF EACH OTHER, UNFORTUNATELY, THE FOLKS WHO WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE MONEY AND EXPLOIT THEM WILL BE THE BIG CORPORATIONS THAT ARE DOING SUCH DAY. SO, IT IS IN ALL OF OUR INTERESTS TO USE IT ALTOGETHER. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT I THINK THE LANGUAGE HERE GOES A LONG WAY TO INDICATING THAT. I JUST HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE SPECIFIC WORDING OF HOW IT IS USED AND THE RESOLUTION OF WHAT THE COUNSEL WILL DO NEXT YEAR I’LL TELL YOU WHAT I HOPE THE COUNSEL DOES NEXT YEAR, BUT NOT VOTE YES ON THIS RESOLUTION. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. BEFORE COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT CLOSES DEBATE ON HER PROPOSAL. ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM ANYONE? COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, YOU WANT TO CLOSE US OUT? >>YES. FIRSTLY, ON YOUR POINT, PRESIDENT HARRELL. I DID NOT EXACTLY UNDERSTAND, BUT, WHERE WE HAVE A BROADER IMPACT FOR DRIVERS, FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT, WHATEVER WE DO TO DIRECTLY HELPS THE DRIVERS ALSO HELP THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEIR SPOUSES, AND THEY ARE ALL A PART OF A DEEPLY MARGINALIZED COMMUNITY. I HAVE FOUGHT WITH REVENUES FOR THIS TAX, WE HAVE TO, AND I HOPE THE NEW COUNCIL WILL HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO THAT, BECAUSE THE VOTERS OF CERTAINLY GIVEN US THEIR MANDATE THAT WE WILL HAVE THE COURAGE TO NOT DO THE BUSINESS OF USUAL AS ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL. AND PITTING PITTING VARIOUS NEEDS AGAINST EACH OTHER WHICH IS A DIRECT RESULT OF A LACK OF POLITICAL COURAGE, TO REALLY AGGRESSIVELY GO FOR PROGRESSIVE REVENUES OF DIFFERENT KINDS. SO, RATHER THAN CLOSING THE QUESTION OFF, CAN WE HAVE A BROADER USE OF REVENUES FROM THE TNT DUCKS, I WOULD RATHER PROPOSE IT AS, CAN WE MAKE SURE THAT THE DRIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES GET THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF THE TNT DUCKS, AND CAN WE ALSO PASSED THE AMAZON TA, CAN WE ALSO PASS IMPACT FEES ON CORPORATE DEVELOPERS AND CAN WE ALSO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY — THAT NO STONE IS LEFT UNTURNED IN RAISING PROGRESSIVE REVENUES, SO THAT WE DO NOT SAY. ARE THERE OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT NEED TO BE SUPPORTIVE, BECAUSE THANK YOU, THE VAST MAJORITY OF SOCIAL NEEDS IN OUR CITY AND REGION ARE NOT BEING SUPPORTED AT THIS MOMENT. THE OTHER THING I WANT TO DO IS JUST TO ECHO COUNCIL MEMBER BRIAN. WHICH IS THAT, I THINK THAT ALL ORGANIZERS ON THE GROUND HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PRIORITIZE UNITY AND POWER BUILDING AMONG THE DRIVERS, AND THAT OBLIGATION LIVES WITH ME AS A COUNCILMEMBER, I TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY, AND AS A UNION MEMBER, I WILL SAY THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES ALSO, WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE OUR RESPONSE ABILITY SERIOUSLY, AND I THINK WE ALL UNDERSTAND THE WAY THE BALANCE OF FORCES WORKS, BUT DRIVERS ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER AND DON’T WORK IN A STRONG UNITED FASHION, THEN THE ENTITIES THAT END UP BENEFITING IS NOT THE UNION, BUT IT IS UBER AND LYFT CORPORATION. AND SO, I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT ALLOWS ME TO LIFT UP AN IMPORTANT POINT THAT CAME UP DURING ORGANIZING, THAT BOTH DRIVERS WHO ARE PRIMARILY ORGANIZING WITH THE OUTPATIENT DRIVERS ASSOCIATION AND THE DRIVERS WHO ARE PRIMARILY ORGANIZING UNDER THE BANNER OF THE RIDESHARE ASSOCIATION HAVE ACTUALLY THEMSELVES PUT AN EMPHASIS ON THEIR OWN UNITY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT ANYBODY ELSE IS DOING, AND THAT I WANTED TO APPRECIATE, AND SO IN ADDITION TO THANKING BROTHERS OMAR AND ABDI, I ALSO WANT TO THANK BROTHERS DON CLEARY, PETER COOL, AND ALSO SISTER JULIE DAVIS, WHO ALL — I MEAN, WE MAY NOT ALL BE ON THE SAME PAGE ON EVERY LAST THING, BUT WE ARE CLEARLY ON THE SAME PAGE THAT WORKERS, DRIVERS NEED TO BE UNITED. AND THAT GIVES ME A LOT OF HOPE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT YEAR, AND JUST LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AS FAR AS THE SPECIFIC WORDING, I HONESTLY DO NOT THINK THAT WORDING WE BROUGHT FORWARD IS SPECIFIC. IT IS VERY GENERAL. THESE ARE ALL NEEDS THAT WE CLEARLY KNOW OUR COMMUNITY HAS, SO I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING CONTROVERSIAL IN THAT, SO THAT I HOPE IN THE NEW YEAR WE WILL SEE DRIVER NEEDS BEING PRIORITIZED, BUT MY MESSAGES ALSO FOR MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS WHO ARE DRIVERS, THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO WIN ANY OF THAT UNLESS WE KEEP GETTING ORGANIZED. KEEP GETTING UNITY AND POWER BUILT AMONG OURSELVES. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>OKAY. SO, WE HAVE AN AMENDMENT ON ITEM NUMBER 23, IS IT MOVED AND SECONDED? I WILL TAKE A VOTE JUST ON THE AMENDMENT, BUT NOT ON THE BASE BILL. OKAY? SO, WE ARE JUST VOTING ON THE AMENDMENT. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT, PLEASE VOTE AND RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY, ALL THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO AND RAISE YOUR HAND. SO, THE AMENDMENT FAILS, BUT THE BASE LEGISLATION IS STILL INTACT. NOW WE CAN VOTE ON THE BEST BASE LEGISLATION. SO, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BILL 119684. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BUCKSHOT? FELLAS? HERBALS? JUAREZ? MUST GET A? — MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 24 TODAY. >>AGENDA ITEM 24, COUNSEL BILL 19685 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY FEES THE COMMITTEE REP RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS AS AMENDED. >>ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON NUMBER 24? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? >>I POINT >>SAWANT, BAGSHAW, GONZALES, OROSZ, MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSES, CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. >>PLEASE READ RESOLUTION 31984,>>AGENDA ITEM 25, REVOLUTION 31914 ADOPTING A SPENDING PLAN FOR THE PROCEEDS OF THE SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY TAX FOR PREVENTABLE HOUSING NEAR DRIVER — RESOLUTION CENTER. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS ADOPTED AS AMENDED. >>THIS IS THE LAST PIECE OF LEGISLATION. THIS IS FOR ITEM NUMBER 19 POINT OKAY. OKAY. THIS IS THE OTHER PART OF THE SPENDING PLAN AND RESOLUTION THAT COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT WAS GOING TO AMEND IN LIGHT OF WHAT HAPPENED WITH ITEM NUMBER 23, COUNSEL NUMBER SAWANT, DO YOU NOTICE ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE AMENDMENT OR SHOULD I PROCEED WITH THE VOTE? I WILL DEFER TO YOU. >>I AM NOT — YEAH. SINCE THE OTHER AMENDMENTS FAILED I’M NOT PLANNING TO BRING IT FORWARD TODAY. AND, I DO PLAN TO VOTE YES ON THE SPENDING PLAN RESOLUTION, BUT, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE ORGANIZING WITH DRIVERS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR NEEDS ARE MET THROUGH THE REVENUES RAISED. >>I DON’T WANT TO GENERATE A LONG DISCUSSION, BUT YOU SHOWED SOME — I DON’T THINK I MADE MY POINT CLEAR, TO UNDERSTAND MY POINT ABOUT WHEN I SAID THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED IN YOUR AMENDMENT WAS A SUBSET I THINK WAS THE WORD THAT I USED OF DRIVERS. ONE OF MY THINKING, AS I LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO BOTH OUR COUNTRY IS THAT WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF POTENTIALLY DISPLACED WORKERS. TECHNOLOGY TAKING PLACE. WHICH MANY PEOPLE HAVE I WAS MAKING THE POINT OF THESE GREAT SERVICES MIGHT BE ADVISED FOR THE COUNSEL ELSE IS COUNSEL TO LOOK AT OTHER SUBSETS OR GROUPS, OTHER WORKERS AND OTHER TYPES OF WORKERS WHO MAY BE IMPACTED AS LIFE GOES ON IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT WAS THE POINT I WAS MAKING, AND I HOPE THAT IS CLEAR. OKAY. NUMBER 25 IS HERE, RESOLUTION. SO, THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION, PLEASE VOTE, THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO. YOU ARE VOTING NO ON THE RESOLUTION? >>WE WEREN’T EVEN COMING FORWARD WITH THIS. >>NO, THIS IS THE BASE RESOLUTION THAT AN AMENDMENT TO >>SORRY SORRY SORRY. BUT LET’S DO THAT ONE AGAIN. THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING A RESOLUTION? THOSE OPPOSED? THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED, CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. >>THANK YOU. SORRY ABOUT THAT EVERYBODY. >>OKAY, LET’S GO TO 26 THROUGH 30. COLLECTIVELY. >>AGENDA ITEMS 26 330. COUNSEL BILL 119686 RELATED TO THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY DRIVERS, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSED AS AMENDED. 109687 RELATED TO LABOR STANDARDS, THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSED AS AMENDED. COUNSEL BILL 119688, RELATING TO AN EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAM FOR CITY EMPLOYEES, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS, COUNSEL BILL 11969, RELATING TO LOANS, COMMITTEE REFERENCE THE BILL PASS AND ONE 1916 ACKNOWLEDGING THE INHERENT RESPONSE ABILITY OF THE CITY TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY JUSTICE SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSES WERE MEANT AT — AS AMENDED. >>COUNCIL MEMBER SWAN, COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT I WILL COME BACK TO ITEM NUMBER I 19 RIGHT BEFORE THE FULL BUDGET IS APPROVED. I WILL DO THAT AND WE WILL HAVE A MOTION TO RECONSIDER. OKAY. NUMBER 26 330. FIRST OF ALL, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS GROUP? OF ITEMS? I WILL JUST SORT OF GO THROUGH IT. THESE CALL THE ROLL ON ITEM NUMBER 26 POINT COUNSEL BILL 119686 POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBALS? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR AND UNOPPOSED. >>OKAY. NUMBER 27? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED IN CHAIR WILL SIGN. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON ITEM NUMBER 28 POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED. >>BILL PASSENGER WILL SIGN. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF NUMBER 29? >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. ON THE RESOLUTION, NUMBER 30. THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION, PLEASE VOTE. THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO. THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AND CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. JUST ONE MOMENT HERE. SO, WE WILL TAKE NUMBER 31 BY ITSELF. OKAY, LET’S DO THE RECONSIDERATION NOW. SO, WE WILL GO BACK TO NUMBER 19. ITEM NUMBER 19, WHICH IS WELL, WE WILL GET TO IT IN A MOMENT. BUT, LET ME MAKE A MOTION. I WILL MOVE TO RECONSIDER THE PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BILL 119699, WHICH IS ITEM NUMBER 19. IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY. THIS IS JUST FOR THE RECONSIDERATION. THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER, PLEASE VOTE. THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO. SO, ALL THE EYES HAVE IT, THE MOTION CARRIES AND WE WILL NOW CONSIDER — WE WILL RECONSIDER THE PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BILL 119699. AND WE CAN ALL SEE WHAT IT IS BECAUSE I HAVE NOT LOOKED AT IT YET. OKAY. IT’S THE TRAFFIC OUT AMENDMENT, AND IT IS READ BACK INTO THE RECORD? OKAY. SO, IT IS IN FRONT OF US NOW, AND I THINK IT WAS ALL VOTED ON AFFIRMATIVELY. COUNSEL NUMBER SAWANT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS ON THAT? >>YES. I VOTED YES ON IT, BUT I INTENDED TO VOTE NO AND I APOLOGIZE THAT I DID NOT CATCH IT IN THE LIST OF ITEMS. THIS ORDINANCE REDUCES THE FEE CHARGED FOR RESTRICTED PARKING ZONES, COMPANIES FROM $700 PER YEAR TO $200 PER YEAR, USING THE TOTAL PER CAR FEE IS CHARGED BY THE CITY FROM $1730 PER YEAR TO 1200 AND $30 PER YEAR. THOSE WERE ORIGINALLY EARMARKED FOR LOW INCOME MOBILITY PROGRAMS. THE LEGISLATION SAYS THIS REDUCTION IS BECAUSE OF THE LOW INCOME PROGRAMS DO NOT NEED THE MONEY BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF FREE-FLOATING HARSHER COMPANIES IN SEATTLE HAS SHRUNK FROM 3 TO 1, WHICH IS A CAR TO GO. HIS CAR TO GO NOW HAS A MONOPOLY ON THE CITY, I AM NOT CLEAR AT ALL FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT, WHY THE CITY WOULD BE GIVING THEM A TAX BREAK. AND SO, THIS IS NOT AS PROMINENT OF AN ISSUE AS TAXING ALL LARGE CORPORATIONS, TO FUND VITAL SERVICES, IT IS STILL IS THE QUESTION OF A PROFIT-MAKING CORPORATION AND I DON’T SEE A COMPELLING REASON FOR THIS REDUCTION. AND SO, I WILL BE VOTING NO, AND I APPRECIATE THE RECONSIDERATION. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS, THIS IS A BILL. ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE VOTE AGAIN? FOR MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES? COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>I AM NOT THERE TO BE VOTING AGAINST THIS BUT I AM GOING TO EXPRESS MY DISAPPOINTMENT, THAT IN ILLUMINATING THE $700 FEE THAT WE ARE NOT, AS CONSUMERS, GETTING SOMETHING IN RETURN. RECENTLY THIS YEAR, CAR TO GO MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE A HIGHER COST SERVICE, TO CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE NOT HIGH-DENSITY NEIGHBORHOODS, AND IN THE MAJORITY OF THOSE CASES, THOSE HIGH DENSITY — THOSE LOW- DENSITY NEIGHBOR HOODS OVERLAP WITH COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IN EXCHANGE FOR THIS REDUCTION, IN THIS ANNUAL FEE, WE SHOULD BE GETTING FROM CAR TO GO A COMMITMENT TO EQUITY OF SERVICE, AND EQUITY OF COST OF SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE CITY. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. DESPITE I’LL COMMENT BRIEFLY ON THIS. I APPRECIATE BOTH CONCERNS RAISED BY MY COLLEAGUES. I THINK THIS IS A TRICKY LINE TO WALK. CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THE IDEA FOR BUSINESS AS A MONOPOLY BUT THEY COULD EXTRACT HIGHER PRICES AND SO WE WOULD BE COMPLICIT IN THAT. THERE IS ALSO EVIDENCE, LOOKING AROUND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WHERE WE HAVE SEEN FREE- FLOATING HARSHER IS COMPLETELY ELIMINATED FROM MARKETS AND THAT THERE WAS A QUESTION, WHICH IS HARD FOR US TO FULLY UNDERSTAND WITHOUT SEEING THE BOOKS OF THESE COMPANIES, AS TO THE VIABILITY OF THIS PRODUCT AT ALL. AND, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE MODELS IN FACT INCLUDING HERE I BELIEVE LONG BEFORE I WAS ON CITY COUNCIL, WHEN FOR TRANSPORTATION REASONS WE WANTED TO SEE A CAR SHARING PROGRAM AND I BELIEVE THE CITY AND COUNTY SUPPORTED THE ORIGINAL FLEX CAR WHICH EMERGED TO BECOME ZIPCAR, SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID A FEW YEARS AGO CREATING A BIKE SHARE PROGRAM. AND SO, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WE SAY HOW MUCH DO WE WANT TO DO? WE ARE NOT SUBSIDIZING THIS. THIS IS THE CHARGES WE HAVE BEEN ACCUMULATING AN ACCOUNT WITH SOME TYPES OF LOW INCOME ACCESS THAT THE CITY HAS NOT FIGURED OUT YET. AND SO, I THINK IT IS AN APPROPRIATE STEP TO TAKE FOR THIS YEAR AS WE STILL UNDERSTAND HOW THIS MARKET WILL SHAKE OUT. I THINK THE PRESENCE OF A FREE- FLOATING CAR SHARE PROGRAM IS A KEY COMPONENT, TO OUR MULTI- MOBILE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. AND I THINK IT WOULD BE DEVASTATING FOR SOME FOLKS IF THAT WENT AWAY, SO I HOPE WE CAN GET BETTER INFORMATION ON HOW TO HAVE COMPETITION IN THE SPACE SO WE WILL NOT BE IN THIS POSITION IN THE FUTURE. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. OKAY. WE ARE GOING TO VOTE. WILL THE CLERK PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF BILL 119699. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? SEVEN IN FAVOR, ONE OPPOSED. >>BILL PASSES, THE CHAIR HAS ALREADY SIGNED IT. >>UNAFFECTED. >>WAS MOVED TO ITEM NUMBER 31. >>AGENDA ITEM 31 CLICK FILE 31438, CITY COUNCIL CHANGES TO THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET AND 2023 2025 PROPOSED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. THE COMMUNITY RECOMMENDS THE CLERK FILE THE APPROVED FILE. >>THIS IS JUST A CLERK FILE, THE NEXT ONE WILL BE ADOPTED. SO, ANY QUESTIONS ON THE CLERK FILE? THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING AND PLACING THE CLERK FILE ON FILE PLEASE VOTE ON. THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO. THE MOTION CARRIES AND CLICK FILE IS APPROVED AND PLACED ON FILE. PLEASE READ AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 32. >>AGENDA ITEM 32, COUNSEL BILL 119689 ADOPTING A BUDGET INCLUDING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND POSITION MEDICATIONS FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE, POSITIONS EXEMPT FROM CIVIL SERVICE BY TWO THIRDS VOTE OF THE CITY COUNCIL. THIS COMMITTEE VOTES PAST IS AMENDED POINT >>THIS IS THE FINAL ADOPTION OF A BUDGET WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW WHO I WANT TO SAY, BEFORE YOU BEGIN, THANK YOU, THIS IS A LOT OF WORK AND A LOT OF COMMITMENT FROM YOU, AND I APPRECIATED THE WAY YOU HANDLED IT FROM START TO FINISH. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR POINT >>THANK YOU. WELL, I HAVE GOT ABOUT FIVE PAGES OF THANK YOUSE, IF YOU WILL ALL RECOGNIZE THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU HAVE ALL DONE. COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF, HOW COME YOU ARE HIDING IN THE BACKGROUND AND WHERE ARE YOUR COLLEAGUES? BUT, I WANT TO START BY SAYING, LAST YEAR IN OUR 2019 BUDGET, IT REALLY REFLECTED WHAT OUR COME COLLECTIVE COMMITMENT WAS TO AREAS THAT NEEDED OUR MOST ATTENTION. AND IT INCLUDED WHAT WE BUILD ON THIS YEAR, AROUND HOUSING, AND HOMELESS SERVICES. HYGIENE, AND WE WILL GET TO ALL OF THESE THANK YOUSE. AND LEAD THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE LISA DU GARD AND TARA MOSS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE AND I WILL GET MORE TO THAT IN A MOMENT. BUT, THIS YEAR, AS WE CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THESE COMMITMENTS, I WAS SO IMPRESSED BY HOW ALL OF US HERE NOT ONLY GOT ALONG BUT FOCUSED ON THOSE COMMITMENTS, THAT WERE MOST IMPORTANT TO US, AND THAT THAT IS WHERE WE PUT OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES. WE DID INDEED BUILD ON THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND THAT WAS GREAT, BUT IS COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES, YOU SAID FROM THE BEGINNING, WE WILL PUT OUR OWN PRIORITIES, OUR OWN MARK ON THIS AND I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE DONE THAT. SO, JUST AS A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES, A FEW THINGS THAT WE ENDED UP DOING, 2.15 MILLION TO BUILD UP TO 100 MORE TINY HOMES. WE HEARD FROM SO MANY PEOPLE LIVING IN TINY HOMES SAYING THAT THIS WAS AN ANSWER FOR THEM. AND, AS SOMEBODY WORKING ON THIS FOR AT LEAST NINE YEARS, I COULD NOT TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM, CLEARLY I THINK WE NEED MORE BUT THAT IS A GOOD START. I AM HONORED THAT THE 1.8 MILLION THAT WE PUT IN FOR THE BILL HOBSON CLINIC MOVE FORWARD, I WANT TO SAY THANKS FOR TWO DANNY MALONE, DES SEE AS MANY OF US I KNOW WERE GOOD FRIENDS WITH BILL HOBSON. BUT, THIS MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE TO ME, PERSONALLY. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, FOR THE 1.6 MILLION, AND THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, FOR SHELTERED INDIVIDUALS TO GET ACCESS TO BATHROOMS AND SHOWERS, AND THEN, TO PROVIDE DIAPERS, AND WOMEN’S HYGIENE PRODUCTS, EXPAND TRASH COLLECTION, AND USING CAMPUS HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE. AND COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, I JUST WAT TO — >>AND COUNSEL NEVER SAWANT POINT >>FOR THE RECORD SHE WAS MY COSPONSOR. >>THANK YOU. THE 1.5 MILLION, THAT WE PUT IN TODAY FOR THE YOUTH PROGRAM EDUCATION AND DIVERSION, IT WAS $1 MILLION, COUNCILMEMBER úHERBOLD, THAT YOU DID AS WE POINTED OUT, $3 MILLION IN OUR ORIGINAL BUDGET, AND AN ADDITIONAL 2 MILLION, $200,000. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, THANK YOU FOR THAT. I AM VERY EXCITED, THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, THAT YOU PUSHED THIS WITH 1.6 MILLION TO KEEP OUR ENHANCED SHELTER BEDS FOR USE OPEN. FOR YOUTH WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, TO HAVE THAT SUPPORT, TO HAVE THE LEGAL SERVICES THAT THEY NEED AND I WANT TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE PEOPLE, THE ADVOCATES, THE PROVIDERS, WHETHER IT IS MELINDA G OR OTHERS WHO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE SERVICES IN PLACES FOR YOU TO BE AT NIGHT, MORE 24 SEVEN, MORE PLACES MORE SUPPORT FOR THEM WILL HELP PEOPLE GET OFF THE STREET. COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, BIG THANKS TO YOU FOR THE $1 MILLION THAT YOU HAVE REALLY PUSHED FOR HOMELESS SERVICES AND IMPROVED OUTCOMES FOR ANY AND, IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE, THAT AND THE MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR, BUT I AM DEEPLY THANKFUL FOR. WE ARE ALSO ADDRESSING THE COUNCIL’S HIGHEST PRIORITIES AROUND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, AS WE MENTIONED, PUBLIC SAFETY TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENT PRODUCTION, SO, I AM NOT GOING TO BEAT THAT HORN TOO MUCH, YOU KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING WITH IT. THANKS TO OUR SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR GETTING HELP ONE UP AND OPERATIONAL THIS YEAR. IT WAS A BIG DEAL. AND THEN ALSO, THE MONIES THAT WE PUT IN TO REDESIGN THOMAS STREET, TO HELP COMPLETE THE WORK WE ARE DOING DOWN, THE IMPROVEMENT A REALITY. WITH THAT IN THE 3.5 MILLION TO OUR LOCAL GENIUS, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE. WITH THE ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO GET FROM THE BALLMER FOUNDATION. THIS IS GOING TO MOVE US FROM A POSITION ONE OF WHICH WE ARE PROUD OF, TO ONE THAT WILL BE GREAT. SO, I KNOW THAT AS WE ARE BEING ABLE TO MEASURE AND MONITOR AND YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO MUCH IN THAT REGARD, WE WILL COME BACK AND SEE YES, THIS IS AN OPTION THAT IS WAY BETTER THAN PUTTING PEOPLE IN JAIL. SO, THANK YOU SO MUCH, LISA, FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WORK AND ALL OF YOUR COLLEAGUES THERE. WORKING ON THAT. SO, WITH THAT, I WANT TO SAY SOME BERRIES PACIFIC THANK YOUSE. ALLIE KENICHI, YOU ARE HIDING BACK THERE BUT TO YOU AND DANNY, THANK YOU TO YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS, IT WAS A SPECTACULAR TIME FOR ME WORKING WITH YOU AND I JUST WANT TO — I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR MANAGEMENT, YOUR CALM, EVERYTHING YOU DID TO HELP US BECOME A SUCCESS. TO LISA K, THANK YOU AND TOM, THANKS FOR THE WORK THAT YOU TWO DID ON SPREADSHEETS, A LITTLE-KNOWN SECRET UP HERE IS THAT I BREAK OUT IN HIVES WHEN I HAVE TO LOOK AT NUMBERS BY MYSELF. SO, YOU REALLY WERE TERRIFIC IN MAKING THAT HAPPEN. THANK YOU FOR THAT. JUST SIMS ATTORNEY, I THINK JEFF IS GONE BUT TRACY, IF YOU ARE LISTENING, THANK YOU. FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS, NOT ONLY TO DATE, BUT WHAT IS TO COME. AMELIA AND JODY, THANK YOU TO THE TWO OF YOU, I AM SO RESPECTFUL FOR KEEPING ME ON TRACK AND TEACHING ME ABOUT AMENDMENTS AND KEEPING THINGS ON TRACK SO THANK YOU BOTH FOR THAT. GREG DAWSON. I DON’T KNOW WHERE EVERYBODY IS. BUT GREG, IF YOU ARE LISTENING. AND CARLOS, ON THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, SPECIAL THANKS FOR WORKING ON LEAD WITH ME AND HELPING WITH ALL OF THE GOOD WORKS THAT WE HAVE DONE ON THE RESOLUTION, THE DRAFTING, JUST KEEPING THAT ON TRACK. SO, THANK YOU. BRIAN, IT’S YOUR SPECIAL ON EDUCATION AND UTILITIES AND THANK YOU, WE JUST HAD CALVIN CHOW AND ERIC McCONAUGHEY COME IN, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE ON TRANSPORTATION, AND OF COURSE ERIC I AM SO APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORK THAT YOU AND AMY GORE HAVE DONE. YOU HAVE GOT A BROAD CATALOG OF WORK YOU DOING ON THE WORKS IN PNC SAID THANK YOU GENTLEMEN BOTH FOR THAT. ON LAND USE I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES PORK UTILE IN 10 YEARS OF HAD TO EXPLAIN LAND- USE 101 TO ME. KARINA BOLL, FOR YOUR OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TUTORIALS ON THAT. I THINK I MENTIONED BRIAN GOOD NIGHT ALREADY AROUND EDUCATION AND UTILITIES, BUT, THE FOCUS THAT YOU INDIVIDUALLY HAVE HAD HAS REALLY MEANT A GREAT DEAL TO ME ASHOK, YOUR WORK ON CIVIL RIGHTS, CALVIN I HAVE MENTIONED AND ERIC YOU WALKED IN THE DOOR JUST AT THE RIGHT TIME. THE GREAT WORK THAT YOLANDA YOU HAVE DONE AROUND HELPING SUPPORT AND GET FORWARD WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, YOU AND MICHAEL RYAN ARE BRIAN ARE A GREAT TEAM THERE. SO THANK YOU ALL AND COLLEAGUES JUST LET ME TURN MY ATTENTION TO YOU FOR THREE MORE MINUTES IF YOU WILL BEAR WITH ME. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WORK. I HAVE MISSED YOU, I’M GLAD YOU ARE BACK, TRULY YOUR DEDICATION TO WORKERS OVER THIS LAST YEAR WITH HOTEL WORKERS YOU HAVE DONE AND DOMESTIC WORKERS, IT HAS JUST MATTERED SO MUCH. AND I JUST APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP AND WORK TO PROMOTE MORE CHILDCARE, AND WE ARE GETTING THEM ALL IN THIS ROOM HERE IN CITY HALL, WE HAVE PUT $100,000 INTO IT, SO THAT IS IN YOUR CAPABLE HANDS, GOING FORWARD NEXT YEAR. AND, COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, I DO WANT TO RECOGNIZE AND SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR DOES A DEDICATION TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY. MANY PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE REALLY BETTER BECAUSE OF YOU. COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN, IT HAS BEEN 10 WONDERFUL YEARS WORKING WITH YOU, YOUR COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE, THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE DONE ON ALL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. ONE TIME, I KNOW THAT A STRANGER SAID TO ME BEGRUDGINGLY THAT I WAS SORT OF A NICE PERSON BUT I DID NOT HOLD A CANDLE TO YOU. AND, I AM HONORED AND APPRECIATE SO MUCH THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE TOGETHER SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. COUNCIL PRESIDENT HAROLD, YOU HAVE BEEN MY BODY, MY FAVORITE LINEBACKER AND DEFENDER FOR THE 10 YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN ON THIS, AND YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER IN THIS COMMUNITY, AND I THINK ABOVE ALL I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW THAT EXCESSIVE INDIVIDUALISM DOES NOT BUILD THE CITY WE WANT AND IT IS SOMETHING I HAVE HEARD YOU SAY MANY TIMES. YOU ARE A COLLEAGUE THAT I GREATLY APPRECIATED I JUST WANTED TO KNOW THAT. THANK YOU FOR CARING, FOR ALL OF US, AND FOR SEATTLE. AND COUNCILMEMBER GONZALES, SINCE I AM NOW TURNING TO THE SIDE, I APPRECIATE SO MUCH THAT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO DIVE DEEP INTO ALL ISSUES INCLUDING PUBLIC SAFETY, YOU HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PROTECTING AND PROMOTING AND TEACHING US ABOUT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE ISSUES AND THAT HAS MEANT SO MUCH TO ME, AND I KNOW THAT ALL OF OUR NEIGHBORS ARE GOING TO BE BETTER OFF BECAUSE OF YOU. IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR WORKING WITH YOU, AND YOUR NUMBER TWO, HERE. AND COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD, I GET SUCH APPRECIATION TO YOU ABOUT YOUR LONG JOURNEY. 18 YEARS I THINK IS A LEGISLATIVE AIDE, AND INTO WHERE YOU ARE NOW, THE NUMBER ONE CHAMPION OF D1, IT HAS BEEN MY PLEASURE, BUT I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU PERSONALLY FOR YOUR ADVOCACY FOR NOT JUST HER DISTRICT BUT THE WHOLE CITY. AND THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE, BRINGING SOME SPECIAL SUPPORT AND ATTENTION TO SOUTH PARK, BETTER TRANSPORTATION TO WEST SEATTLE, FIGHTING FOR SOUND TRANSIT IN WAYS THAT WE NEED TO, AND THE COSTS THAT WE HAVE FOR BUSES AND STREETCAR, THAT IS REALLY IN YOUR HANDS GOING FORWARD, AND I WANTED TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THAT POINT COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, WHAT A DELIGHT IT HAS BEEN, YOU JUMPED IN HERE I THINK OF APRIL OF LAST YEAR WITH BOTH FEET AND YOU HAVE BEEN UNFLAGGING. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US WITH D4, BUILDING ON OUR COLLEAGUE ROB JOHNSON’S LEGACY AS WELL. YOU HAVE DONE A LOT FOR US. SO, I APPRECIATE YOU, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE YOU AND THEN, COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ, NOT LEASED AT ALL, BUT, I WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MAKE ME SMILE, THINKING ABOUT D5. EVERYTHING IS AROUND D5, BUT AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE WITH INDIGENOUS WOMEN, AND ALSO TO SUPPORT OUR GOOD FRIEND COLLEEN IN CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB IT HAS BEEN MY HONOR WORKING WITH YOU. AND I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW, HOLY MOUNTAIN WOMAN, HOW MUCH RESPECT I HAVE FOR YOU. WE HAVE A FAVORITE MOVIE CHARACTER, WIND IN HIS HAIR, AND AS HE SAID, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY FRIEND. THANK YOU. SO, THANK YOU ALL, EVERYBODY, FOR STEERING AND HELPING ME WORK THIS BUDGET, IT HAS BEEN A COMPLETE HONOR. TO WORK WITH ALL OF YOU, AND I AM SO PLEASED HOW FAR WE HAVE GOTTEN THIS YEAR. SO, YOU CAN CALL ME IN BOSTON, AND I WILL BE HERE TO WORK WITH YOU ANYTIME. >>COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WELL, WE HAVE ITEM NUMBER 32 IN FRONT OF US, WHICH IS THE VOTE ON THE BUDGET AND I THINK, DID ANYONE ELSE WANT TO SAY ANY WORDS, BEFORE WE PASS COUNCILMEMBER SKATER? GRABBING YOUR MIC? COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA? BUT I DO WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS, THANK YOU MISTER PRESIDENT. I KNOW I HAVE NOT HAD THE CHANCE TO BE WITH YOU OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS SO I WANT TO THANK — TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FIRST IN MY STAFF, ARETHA BASU, CUEVAS, WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU AND ALL OF YOUR STAFF, TO GET INCORPORATED IN THIS BUDGET, THINKING COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE WORK TO WORK WITH OUR OFFICE AND TO REACH OUT AND ASK FOR OUR INPUT AND FEEDBACK THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS. AS I AM ON PARENTAL LEAVE, I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO COME BACK AND I HAD A REPORTER ASKED ME WHY COME BACK TODAY AND I THINK THE IMPORTANCE IS TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH IN MY ABSENCE. REALLY CRITICAL THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE PARENTAL LEAVE, TAKE IT, AFTER THIS BUDGET VOTE, I WILL BE GOING BACK ON LEAVE, AND WE KNOW THAT IT IS IMPORTANT, TO NOT JUST HAVE THOSE LAWS ON PAPER BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ACTUALLY WORK. YOU ALL AS COLLEAGUES, YOUR STAFF ESSENTIAL STAFF, MY TEAM, THE COMING OCCASIONS TEAM HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SUPPORT ME AND MY OFFICE AND MY FAMILY AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY WERE THERE FOR US AND WERE ABLE TO TAKE IT, THAT WAS NOT JUST WORDS ON A PIECE OF PAPER, BUT TRULY I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THAT AND HAVE THE SUPPORT AROUND ME TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE BUDGET PRIORITIES WERE INCLUDED. SO, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO AGAIN, MY INCREDIBLE TEAM AT THE TEAMSTERS OFFICE, AND CENTRAL STAFF AND ALL OF YOU THAT COUNSEL COLLEAGUES AND YOUR TEAM FOR WORKING TO MAKE THESE PRIORITIES POSSIBLE. I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW THINGS WE WERE ABLE TO GET INTO THE BUDGET MISTER PRESIDENT IF THIS IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME? >>VERY APPROPRIATE. >>AGAIN, THANKS TO THE INCREDIBLE WORK OF OUR OFFICE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WORKING WITH CENTRAL STAFF, ALLIE AND TRACY WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE AN ADDITIONAL $20 MILLION, $19.75 MILLION THAT WE COULD REDIRECT TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING POSSIBLE NOW. YOU HEARD PEOPLE SPEAK TODAY ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING EFFORTS, LIKE THE FOLKS FROM AFRICA TOWN WHO HAVE PROJECTS THAT ARE READY TO BE BUILT NOW, AND THEY JUST NEED ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND SUPPORT FROM THE CITY OF SEATTLE. WE HAVE REDIRECTED SOME OF THOSE FUNDS SO THAT $20 MILLION CAN GO INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING EFFORTS NOW. BY REDIRECTING TWO DOLLARS AND MAKING SURE THAT THE MERCER MABEL BOX SALE DOLLARS WENT INTO EFFORTS THAT ARE READY TO BE BUILT NOW WE ARE REALLY MOVING FORWARD ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING EFFORTS THE COMMUNITY HAS PRIORITIZED AND WITH YOUR HELP AND WITH THE COUNSEL CHAIR BAGSHAW’S SUPPORT AS WELL, WE WERE ABLE TO GET EFFORTS INTO THE HOUSING BUDGET, THAT NOT ONLY HAD THE FUNDING THERE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUT PUT COMMUNITY PREFERENCE FIRST. WEFUNDED COMMUNITY PREFERENCE, WE FUNDED AFFIRMATIVE MARKETING EFFORTS, THESE ARE TWO PUBLIC POLICIES THAT WE HAVE WORKED ON WITH COMMUNITY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, AND NOW WE ARE PUTTING FUNDING FORWARD SO THAT WE WILL HAVE EQUITABLE ENGAGEMENT BY THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY THE HISTORY OF REDLINING AND RACIST INCLUSIONARY POLICIES WHICH ALLOW FOR FOLKS TO TELL THEM TO BUILD A HOUSE AND WE NEED BUT IN THE COMMUNITY’S EYES AND MAKE SURE THAT THOSE WHO ARE MOST AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT, GET TO COME AND LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY STILL. WE PUT FUNDING FORWARD TO CONTINUE THE EFFORTS WE HAD LAST YEAR IF YOU REMEMBER WE HAD THE RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT ON OUR CURRENT ZONING POLICIES, BECAUSE OUR CURRENT ZONING POLICIES ARE MUCH LIKE OTHER CITIES THROUGHOUT THE NATION WHERE WE HAVE EXCLUDED, INTENTIONALLY EXCLUDED THROUGH HISTORICALLY RACIST POLICIES, COMMUNITIES SPECIFICALLY COMMITTEES OF COLOR FROM LIVING IN AREAS THAT HAVE HIGH ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY. WHEN WE DO THE RACIAL EQUITY ANALYSIS, NOW THAT THE COMP PLAN BUT WE HAVE PRE-CREATED HERE, WE WILL BE FOLLOWING IN MUCH OF THE SAME FOOTSTEPS OF CITIES LIKE WHAT MINNEAPOLIS HAS DONE OR WE HAVE TAKEN A LOOK AT THE BLUEPRINT OF OUR CITY AND SAID WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO HAVE SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING ZONING IN MUCH OF THE CITY. 75% OF THE CITY STILL HAS SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING, HOW IS THAT CONTRIBUTING TO THE DISPLACEMENT, AND GENTRIFICATION, AND PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO LIVE IN THIS CITY AND STATE IN THE CITY. I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS BOTH AND I JUST LISTENED EFFORTS AND THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING MORE INCLUSIVE HOUSING, BUT UNDOING THESE PAST DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES. I AM HONORED TO HAVE WORKED WITH MANY OF YOU INCLUDING COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, AND OTHERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, WITH $815,000 THAT WE GOT IN FOR TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, THAT IS ANOTHER 40 HOMES, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT ANOTHER 75 INDIVIDUALS POTENTIALLY WHO CAN LIVE THERE WHICH IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET I KNOW WHAT WE WANT TO WORK ON NEXT YEAR IN TERMS OF ALLOWING MORE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT THIS COUNSEL IS CONSTANTLY TOLD, BE SMART WITH THE PUBLIC DOLLAR, INTEREST AND PROVEN PRACTICES. I HAVE NOT BEEN HERE FOR THE LAST SIX WEEKS SO I GOT TO SAY IT AGAIN. TINY HOUSE VILLAGES ARE PROVEN PRACTICE TO GET FOLKS INTO PERMANENT HOUSING. 40% SUCCESS RATE OF GETTING PEOPLE INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, VERSUS 4% SUCCESS RATE FROM MATS ON THE GROUND. THIS IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE. WE OUGHT TO BE INVESTING IN THE IN SMALL TINY HOUSE VILLAGES AND OTHER ENHANCED 24 SEVEN SHALL SHELTER MODELS THAT I KNOW THAT THE COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW SHARE OF THE BUDGET HAS PRIORITIZED IN THE PAST SO THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING THOSE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES IN THIS. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE, THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT WAY FOR US TO BE EFFECTIVE WITH OUR DOLLARS, THIS IS ABOUT EARLY INTERVENTION, THE PUBLIC HEALTH MODEL. IF YOU WANT TO INVEST EARLY AND KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE YOU INVEST IN PUBLIC HEALTH. WELL, WHEN YOU INVEST IN RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES, THAT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY THAT IS A HARM REDUCTION STRATEGY, IT SAVES LIVES AND IT SAVES DOLLARS. SO, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING TO MOVE FUNDING BACK INTO THE SEX WORKER HARM REDUCTION úPROGRAM, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS, AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE POT SWAP, COMMUNITY JUSTICE PASSAGEWAYS, RAINIER BEACH ACTION COALITION AND SO MANY MORE, I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE FUNDING THAT WE GOT IN THERE FOR GREENLIGHT PROJECT RUN BY THE PEOPLE OF COLOR SEX WORKER OUTREACH PROJECT, VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUNDING WE GOT IN FOR RETRAINING SPD OFFICERS WHO WORK WITH SEX OFFICERS SO THAT IT IS REALLY ABOUT COMING FROM THOSE WORKERS THEMSELVES, AND NOT A PATRONIZING WAY OF THINKING ABOUT HOW SOMEBODY IS ENGAGED WITH THAT WORK, THIS IS COMING FROM THE WORKERS THEMSELVES. CONTINUING THE LINE OF WORKER INTERVENTIONS — INVESTMENTS, I AM APPRECIATIVE OF THE SUPPORT FOR THE MENTORSHIP COORDINATOR AND THE ELECTRICAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER, AGAIN, THESE ARE UPSTREAM INVESTMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE GET INTO HIGH- PAYING JOBS. I WISH WE COULD HAVE DONE MORE WITH INVESTING THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS AND NEXT YEAR I WILL BE WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN HAVE ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT MEASURES AND DOLLARS PUT IN PLACE FOR BOTH EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR THE HIGH RATE EMPLOYERS, SMALL BUSINESSES WHO ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND GETTING UNDERCUT BY THE GUY NEXT DOOR ENGAGED IN WAGE THEFT AND IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT FOR THE WORKERS THEMSELVES. WE PASS SO MANY PIECES OF LEGISLATION HERE WITH THIS INCREDIBLE COUNSEL, AND PREVIOUS COUNCILS, WE ARE JUST NEEDING TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE POLICIES ARE FOLLOWED THROUGH., THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW FOR YOUR PAST EFFORTS ON CHILDCARE, AND, I KNOW THAT WE WILL CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR ADDITIONAL CHILDCARE THROUGHOUT THE CITY. I’M DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR THAT SOME OF THE PRIVATE PARTNERS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH ABOUT WANTING TO OPEN ADDITIONAL CHILDCARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE CITY HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD THAT SOME OF THE PLACES THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT ARE NOT POSSIBLE. NEED TO LOOK AT THIS LIKE WE DO WITH HEALTHCARE, THAT IT IS NOT GETTING PICKED UP BY THE PRIVATE MARKET, THIS SHOULD NOT BE A MARKET GOOD AND WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT EVERYTHING WE CAN DO FROM THE PUBLIC POLICY PERSPECTIVE TO INVEST IN PUBLIC CHILDCARE, SO THAT 023 AND 0 TO 5 CHILDCARE IS AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE AND THROUGHOUT OUR CITY. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS ON OUR TO DO LIST NEXT YEAR AND WE WILL CONTINUE WORKING ON THAT. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK. LASTLY, I KNOW YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A LONG TIME SO I WILL STOP TALKING BUT I WANT TO THANK OUR COUNCIL COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS OVER THE LAST SIX WEEKS IN MY ABSENCE I AM PROUD OF THE APPROACH THAT WE HAVE TAKEN IN THIS BUDGET AND COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW, WITH THE SMALL AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING INCLUDED THAT YOU FOUND, I DO THINK THAT IT REFLECTS, THE BUDGET REFLECTS THAT YOU PUT THOSE PRIORITIES TOWARD HELPING PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN MOST MARGINALIZED AND THE HIGHEST NEED, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. WE HAD TO WORK WITHIN THE CONSTRAINT THAT WE HAVE, AND SO I THINK THAT THIS AGAIN CALLS ON US TO FIND ADDITIONAL REVENUE , EQUITABLE REVENUE SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AN EQUITABLE INVESTMENT IN OUR MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES, SO WE ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT INVESTMENTS FOR LEAD VERSUS INVESTMENTS IN IN TINY HOMES, INVESTMENTS FOR CHILD CARE VERSUS INVESTMENTS IN WORKERS. AND HEALTHCARE. THESE ARE THINGS THAT I KNOW THAT WE ALL WANT TO DO, SO I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE FIND EQUITABLE REVENUE FOR A MORE EQUITABLE SOCIETY, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WORK AND I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE AND HAPPY TO BE TAKING OFF AFTER THIS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS I DO THAT. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. GIVEN THE FACT THAT THIS IS THE LAST BUDGET ITEM, MAYBE WE JUST SORT OF COME DOWN AT THE DAIS HERE, TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY COMMENTS. I AM NOT SEEING COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ AND COUNCILMAN FOR SAWANT POINT >>MAY I ASK ONE MORE AS YOU ARE COMING THIS WAY I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MY MOM. SHE CAME TO WATCH OUR DAUGHTER, SO THANK YOU FOR WATCHING HER. THAT’S MY MOM PATTY IN THE BACK. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. DESPITE >>SHE IS BACK IN THE OFFICE. >>OH, IN THE OFFICE. OKAY. >>THANK YOU MOM POINT >>VERY APPROPRIATE. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING? COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? YES? COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. >>THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ESSENTIAL STAFF MEMBERS WHO AS USUAL HAVE PROVIDED INCREDIBLE SUPPORT. ALLIE PENNY G, AMY GORE, SHEETAL FREEMAN. LISA FREI, CALVIN CHILD, JEFF SIMS, YOLANDA HOPE, AND KIERSTEN OUR STEAD. FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE, TO HELP MY STAFF AND ME MAKE AVAILABLE ALL THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AMENDMENTS, AND YOUR COMMITMENT FOR ON THE ISSUES. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE AND STAFF WHO WORKED ON OTHER PARTS OF THE BUDGET, BUT, THESE ARE — THIS IS ABOUT THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS, AND I APOLOGIZE IF I LEFT ANY NAMES OUT ACCIDENTALLY. I DEFINITELY ALSO WANT TO THANK AMY GORE, SPECIFICALLY, FOR DOING THE FINAL DRAFT OF OUR DNC AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COMMITMENTS THE LAST FEW DAYS, I KNOW THAT WAS RUSHED WORK BUT IT WAS DONE EXTERNALLY WELL. I ALSO WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE PEOPLE’S FIRST AMENDMENTS, AND I ALSO THANK THE SUPPORT THAT WE HAVE HAD FROM ACTIVISTS AROUND THE CITY. AND, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF US WHO HAVE REALLY CAMPAIGNED AROUND THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AMENDMENTS, AND, I WANTED TO SAY, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT IS ALSO — THIS IS A BUDGET THAT WE ARE TAKING AFTER A INCREDIBLE HISTORIC ELECTION SEASON, WHERE WE HAD, YOU KNOW, FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, I WAS SAYING, WE HAVE HAD EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK THROWN AT US AND ON THE KITCHEN SINK WAS ALSO THROWN AT US, AND, WE WERE ABLE TO PREVAIL. AND, I THINK THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, THE SUCCESSES THAT WE HAVE ONE OF THREE PEOPLE’S BUDGET MOVEMENT, THIS IS THE SIXTH ITERATION OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET CAMPAIGN THAT WE HAVE DONE, THIS YEAR, IS A SMALL BUT IMPORTANT EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU CAN WIN WHEN YOU BUILD A REALLY ACTIVE MOVEMENT. SO I WANTED TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO HAS CAMPAIGNED NOT ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET DEMANDS THIS YEAR, BUT FOR ALL THE SIX YEARS THAT WE HAVE DONE IT. AND, I THINK IT SHOWS, AND AS I SAID IN A SMALL WAY, BUT AN IMPORTANT WAY, THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET SUCCESSES SHOWS THAT ORGANIZING WORKS, THAT WHEN YOU FIGHT, EVERYTHING ALL TIME, BUT IT WORKS. SOME OF THE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES THAT WE HAVE ONE, THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, PROMINENT THIS YEAR BUT ALSO HAVE COME ON THE SHOULDERS OF ORGANIZING FOR SEVERAL YEARS, TODAY, THE SEATTLE TIMES HAS A REALLY PROMINENT ARTICLE ON THE LAW OF ENFORCEMENT AND DAN BEEKMAN ONE OF THE CO- AUTHORS OF THE ARTICLE IS RIGHT HERE AND I WANTED TO THANK HIM ALSO PERSONALLY FOR THIS COVERAGE OF SEVERAL YEARS ON MANY IMPORTANT ISSUES, AND, JUST TO MAKE A DISTENTION BETWEEN THE SEATTLE TIMES REPORTERS AND THE SEATTLE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD, AS TOTALLY DFFERENT COMPONENTS, I COULD NOT RESIST THAT. [ LAUGHTER ] BUT, YOU KNOW, THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTED VERSION, AND UNDOUBTEDLY, I AM THANKFUL TO ALL OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THIS, BUT NARRATIVES MATTER. AND IF OUR NARRATIVE IS VERY GENEROUS COUNSEL FOR THIS OR THAT, I THINK IT MISSES THE POINT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, STANDING LEAD AND HAVING LEAD TAKE FORM IN THE FIRST PLACE, REQUIRED COMMUNITY ADVOCATES TO REALLY PUSH FOR IT. COMMUNITY ADVOCATES LIKE LISA TO GUARD, AND OTHERS WHO ARE SITTING HERE, WHO HAVE PLAYED AN INCREDIBLE GRASSROOTS ROLE AND I AM SURE LISA AND OTHERS YOU WILL REMEMBER THE TOWN HALL THAT WE DID OF THE MILITARY — MILLER COMMUNITY CENTER ON CAPITOL HILL SEVERAL YEARS AGO I THINK FIVE YEARS AGO NOW, AND, THERE, WE BUILT THE ADDITIONAL — INITIAL PRESSURE TO BUILD LEAD INTO CAPITOL HILL, AND THAT MEETING WAS MOMENTOUS, BECAUSE I REMEMBER, I WAS ACTUALLY MODESTLY TRYING TO SAY OKAY, CAN WE AT LEAST TWO CAPITOL HILL, AND THEN WE HAD REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NAACP COME THERE AND SAY WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT THE CENTRAL DISTRICT? AND THAT IS HOW THAT TOOK SHAPE I THINK IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, TO RECOGNIZE COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, YOU MENTIONED THE TINY HOUSE VILLAGES AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SENDING IN SUPPORT OF THAT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO PASSING THE BILL NEXT YEAR, TO MAKE THE LAND USE GOALS LEXICAL SO THAT WE CAN ALSO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN BE EXCITED THROUGHOUT THE CITY, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT ON THAT ONE AS WELL. AND I AM SUPPORTED ABOUT ELLIS IS EXCITED ABOUT THAT AND THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BACKSTOP FOR ALSO SUPPORTING THIS. BUT I ALSO WANTED TO MAKE CLEAR THAT ONE OF THE KEY THINGS THAT THIS COUNSEL DID, YOU KNOW, IN CONTRAST TO WHAT THE MAYOR HAS DONE, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT IS TAKE A REALLY STRONG POSITION AGAINST SHUTTING DOWN TINY HOUSE VILLAGES. THE INITIAL PROPOSAL FROM THE MAYOR HAS BEEN TO SHUT DOWN GEORGETOWN AND NORTH LAKE, AND I THINK WE ARE UNITED AND NOT SHUTTING DOWN GEORGETOWN BUT I ALSO WANT TO REITERATE SOLIDARITY WITH NICHOLS PHIL, WE DON’T WANT TO SHUT DOWN NORTH LIKE I DO. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ISSUES TO BE NEED — WHICH NEED RESULTING BUT SHUTTING DOWN A TINY HOUSE VILLAGES NOT A SOLUTION AND WILL NEVER BE A SOLUTION AND I FIND IT QUITE EGREGIOUS THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF A VERY COLD WINTER, THE MAYOR IS OPPOSING THAT THE DECEMBER 9 IS THE DATE, I DON’T THINK THAT IS VIABLE, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE COMMUNITY MEMBERS, INCLUDING HOUSED COMMUNITY MEMBERS LIKE GERALD AND OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN HERE AND SAID THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE STANDING THERE, EVEN ENGAGING IN NONVIOLENCE AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IF THAT IS NEEDED AND OF COURSE YOU CAN BE SURE THAT MY COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND I WILL BE THERE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THEM. I ALSO WANTED TO SAY VERY CLEARLY. WE DO NOT WANT TO PIT SHELTERS AGAINST TINY HOUSE VILLAGES BECAUSE WE NEED TO EXPAND BOTH, BUT WE NEED TO BE CLEAR THAT THE MAJORITY DEMAND FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS IS FOR TINY HOUSE VILLAGES, AND NOT FOR ENHANCED SHELTERS. LET’S BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THAT. WE’VE ALSO SEEN INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PEOPLE’S BUDGET, FROM THE VIETNAMESE SENIOR ASSOCIATION OF MANY OF THESE SENIORS HAVE PUT YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHAME IN THEIR ENTHUSIASM AND ENERGY, AND I THINK THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE STOPPING THERE. I THINK THEY WANT TO FIGHT FOR FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT AMONG OTHER THINGS, AND I AM REALLY INSPIRED BY THEM. WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO WIN $15,000 FOR DEDICATED FUNDING FOR THE DAY, I AM GLAD TO SAY MEMBER JUAREZ AND I WERE ABLE TO PUSH FOR THIS TOGETHER. AND, COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD, YOU ALREADY MENTIONED MOBILE BATHROOMS, EVERYBODY GOES THERE AND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE, NOT A FRUITCAKE, TO CELEBRATE THE VICTORY. VERY IMPORTANTLY, WE WERE ABLE TO WIN FUNDING FOR ONE CITY ATTORNEY AGAINST EVICTIONS FACED BY RENTERS, LAST YEAR, WE SAW THE UNBELIEVABLE EFFECTIVENESS IN PREVENTING EVICTIONS, AND PREVENTING EVICTIONS ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS SO WE WERE ABLE TO WIN ONE ATTORNEY IN THE INITIAL DRAFT OF THE BUDGET AND BECAUSE OF CONTINUED ORGANIZING WE WERE ABLE TO WIN TWO ATTORNEYS FUNDED AND I THINK THAT IS INCREDIBLE AS WELL. WE ALSO HAVE ONE TOO IMPORTANT STATEMENT ALLEGEDLY OF INTENSE, NONSPORTS WORKERS AND THEIR UNIONS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND THE WHOLE CONSORTIUM OF LABOR UNIONS HAVE SPOKEN UP TO BE INCLUDED, AND ALSO, ANOTHER ONE TO ASK THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TREPIDATION TO MAKE FUNDING PROPOSALS, TO MAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT FREE FOR ALL, AND I THINK THAT THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF A GREEN NEW DEAL, WE ARE NOT GOING TO WIN A REAL GREEN NEW DEAL AND REDUCTION OF CARBON EMISSIONS UNLESS PUBLIC TRANSIT IS MADE FREE FOR ALL, SO IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT INCOME YOU HAVE OR WHAT AGE YOU ARE, YOU GET TO RIDE ON PUBLIC TRANSIT. AND, FINALLY BUT NOT LEAST, WE HAVE JUST WON THE 500 $22,600 THAT COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN TO MANY FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMS LIKE USE CONSORTIUM, CORNER READERS AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. AND, AS I SAID THIS MORNING, I WAS SO HAPPY, THAT COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW AND I WERE ABLE TO COSPONSOR THAT AMENDMENT, I AM GLAD WE FOUND A WAY TO DO THAT. AND, I WANTED TO REALLY CREDIT THE COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS WHO HAVE GONE THE EXTRA MILE TO BE ABLE TO WIN THIS, AND THEY WERE RIGHT WHEN THEY SAID IN PUBLIC TESTIMONY THAT THIS WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING. JUST TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE WITH NUMBERS, THE POLICE GET MORE OUT OF THE CITY’S DISCRETIONARY FUNDING THAN ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT. 409 MILLION, THAT IS ALMOST 1000 TIMES MORE THAN RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAMS THAT, YOU KNOW, THE FUNDING THAT WE WANT TO SEE AROUND. SO, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO, THE CITY IS SPENDING MORE MONEY ON MOTION MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER TRAINING FOR POLICE SERGEANTS THAN IT IS ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AT THIS MOMENT. AND SO, I THINK THAT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE. SO, WE HAVE ONE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT COMPONENTS AND OTHERS THAT I VOTED YES ON THE PACKAGE OF AMENDMENTS THAT MAKE THE MAYOR’S BUDGET PROPOSAL BETTER, AND I HAVE BEEN HAPPY TO SUPPORT MY COLLEAGUES PROPOSALS AS WELL. HOWEVER, THIS WILL COME AS NO SURPRISE TO OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS, I AM GOING TO VOTE NO ON THE WHOLE BUDGET I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR I VOTED YES ON ALL OF THE AMENDMENTS THAT MAKE THE BUDGET MORE POSITIVE, BUT THIS IS A VOTE ON THE BUDGET AS A WHOLE AND I CANNOT AND HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO IN GOOD CONSCIENCE VOTE FOR A BUDGET THAT DESPITE THE GAINS THAT WERE ONE OF THE COUNCIL, STILL REPRESENTS CHANGES ON THE MARGINS, AND WHEN YOU COMPARE THE BUDGET THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A MORAL DOCUMENT, TO THE SOCIAL NEED OF OUR CITY, AND THE DEEP INEQUALITY AND RACISM IN OUR CITY, IT SIMPLY IS NOT A MORAL DOCUMENT AS FAR AS WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. IT CONTINUES TO RELY ON REGRESSIVE TAXES FOR POOR AND WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE, CORPORATIONS CONTINUE TO GET A FREE WIDE, IT HAS CONTINUED TO FAIL TO ADDRESS THE HOUSING INTELLIGENCE CRISIS DESPITE THE CHANGES MADE TO OUR AMENDMENTS. IT CONTINUES TO PRIORITIZE REPRESSIVE POLICING OVER ACTUAL JUSTICE TO OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IT PRIORITIZES REGRESSIVE MEASURES, AND I DON’T WANT TO BE TOLD YET AGAIN THAT SOMEHOW THERE IS SOME PROGRESSIVE WAY OF DOING IT BECAUSE AS AN ECONOMIST I HAVE NEVER SEEN CONDITION TOLLING THAT IS PROGRESSIVE. IF THERE IS I’M HAPPY TO SUPPORT IT BUT AS OF NOW, THAT IS JUST FUNDING THAT THE MAYOR HAS PROPOSED IS SIMPLY FUNDING PROPAGANDA TO PUSH THIS IDEA RATHER THAN GUARANTEEING RENTERS A RIGHT TO A LAWYER BECAUSE IT IS NOT ENOUGH. SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS CONTINUE TO BE PAID POVERTY WAGES IN A CITY WITH SOME OF THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. SO, WITH ALL OF THIS INSIGHT, THE BUDGET IS STILL FAILS TO MEET HUMAN NEEDS, AND I REALLY HOPE THAT BECAUSE OF THE MANDATE THAT WE HAVE ONE THIS YEAR, THE MOVEMENTS WILL COME BACK NEXT YEAR WITH RENEWED VIGOR. WITH STRONG STATISTICAL EVIDENCE, THAT WHEN YOU FIGHT YOU DO WHEN BECAUSE WE SAW THAT HAPPEN THIS YEAR, DESPITE EVERYTHING THROWN AT US WE WERE ABLE TO PREVAIL. I DON’T WANT US TO REST ON OUR LAURELS AND I HOPE THAT WHEN JANUARY COMES AROUND, WE WILL GET BACK TO SERIOUS ORGANIZING, TO WIN TAXES ON BIG BUSINESS, TO WIN RENT CONTROL AND TO MAKE THE CITY AFFORDABLE AND LIVABLE. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT. BEFORE WE PROCEED I DO WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE WE HAVE A PARKS BOARD MEETING AFTER THIS MEETING. JUST TO REMIND YOU. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS ON THE BUDGET? >>A FEW. I JUST WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THE LAST TWO YEARS ON THIS, YOU HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB OF BALANCING THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE IN OUR CITY, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, YOU HAVE I THINK ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL JOB OF SHEPHERDING OUR INTEREST IN A WAY THAT GETS ALL OF US WINS IN THE AREAS WE WANT, YOU HAVE ALSO CREATED SPACE FOR US TO HAVE PUBLIC DEBATE IN AREAS THAT ARE IMPORTANT AND THAT IS NOT AN EASY BALANCE I’VE NEVER TRIED TO MAKE THAT JOB IN MY 10 YEARS HERE. AND I AM GRATEFUL THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO MAKE A LOT OF WORK. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW. ON BREAKS, COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES? >>I WILL BE FAST. SO, I WANTED TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW AS WELL. THAT IS A GOOD PICK UP FOR ME, I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THE LAST TWO YEARS OF THE PROCESS, THAT YOU HAVE SHEPHERDED US THROUGH AND LET US TREAT REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP. AND, YOUR ABILITY TO PRIORITIZE SO MANY DIFFERENT DESIRES AND NEEDS FROM YOUR COLLEAGUES UP HERE, REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS A SUCCESSFUL PROCESS, I ALSO WANT TO THINK THANK COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. AND, DO REALLY AWESOME WORK AND REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONSIVENESS, AND JUST THE COUNTLESS NUMBER OF HOURS THAT I KNOW THAT YOU ALL HAVE WORKED, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET THAT REALLY DOES REFLECT THE COUNCIL’S PRIORITIES. SO THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT. I ALSO WANT TO THANK MY OWN STAFF, CODY BREANNA FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THEY’VE BEEN DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR OFFICES FUNDING PRIORITIES ARE INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET I WANTED TO TAKE A QUICK MINUTE TO GO THROUGH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE EXCEPTIONALLY PROUD OF IN TERMS OF ITEMS THAT WERE INCLUDED BY THE CHAIR IN THE 2020 BUDGET HAT WE WILL BE TAKING A ON NOW. WE WANT TO BE PROUD OF CHANTING FULLY FUNDED POLICE OVERSIGHT AGENCIES, WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO THE ORIGINALMYSTIC VIOLENCE FIREARM UNIT TO GET DANGEROUS GUNS OFF OF OUR STREETS. WE HAVE ADVANCED SEVERAL STATEMENTS OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT TO EMPHASIZE REENTRY WORK TO SUPPORT FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS REENTERING THE ECONOMY. WE HAVE ALSO INCLUDED STATEMENTS OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF OUR INVESTMENTS AND THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM. WE HAVE ALSO INCLUDED FUNDING FOR OUT-OF-THE-BOX EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION STATIONS ACROSS THE CITY. WE HAVE INCLUDED FUNDING FOR LIFE STUDY FOR THE CAPITOL HILL ECO-DISTRICT ACTIVATE PUBLIC SPACES FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCY AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES. WE HAVE ADVOCATED ALLOCATED HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THOSE RELYING ON SHELTERS TINY VILLAGES AND FOOD BANK AMENITIES. WE HAVE ALSO INCLUDED SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING, AND DIRECTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY LEARNING TO EXPAND BIRTH TO THREE CHILDCARE OPTIONS, INCLUDING INVESTING IN DEVELOPMENT’S OF COMPETENCE OF STRATEGIES TO BE ABLE TO EXPAND ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY FOR ACCESS FOR FAMILIES IN THE UNDER THREE CHILDCARE CATEGORY. WE HAVE ALSO DIRECTED THE EXPANSION OF ADDITIONAL CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE, BE PRIORITIZED FOR INFANT CARE. WE HAVE ALSO MODIFIED THE 80 YOU AND DAD YOU FINANCING TO ENSURE THAT IT IS WITHIN REACH FOR MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES WITH A RACIAL EQUITY LENS APPLIED TO ENSURE THAT THE FUTURE PILOT DOES NOT UNINTENTIONALLY EXCLUDE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. WE HAVE PROUDLY CHAMPIONED A $750,000 PILOT PROGRAM. THE HOME FOR GOOD PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY BE FACING HOUSING INSTABILITY REALLY WANT TO THANK SO MANY OF THE ADVOCATES, THE SEATTLE KING COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION FOR THEIR ADVOCACY IN BRINGING THE ISSUE TO US, TO REALLY TALK ABOUT WHY IT WAS IMPORTANT TO TAKE THIS INTERIM STEP, SO THIS IS A HUGE INVESTMENT, REALLY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE COLLABORATION. BOTH IN CITY HALL AND OUTSIDE OF CITY HALL, I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE IMPACT WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE, THE POSITIVE IMPACT WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE WITH THAT INVESTMENT. AND THEN LASTLY WE WERE ABLE TO ESTABLISH A $375,000 RESILIENCY FUNDS TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE NEIGHBORS FROM ONGOING AND EMERGING THREATS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE REFUGEE AFFAIRS, AND SO MANY OF THE COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO HAVE IDENTIFIED THAT WE NEED TO BE READY IN 2020 FOR THE ONGOING ATTACKS. ON IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE FOLKS WHO LIVE IN OUR CITY. REALLY, HONORED TO BE ABLE TO CHAMPION SOME OF THESE, ADDITIONS TO THE 2020 BUDGET AND AM REALLY GRATEFUL TO CHAIR BAGSHAW FOR HEARING PRIORITIES IN MY OFFICE AND FOR INCLUDING THEM IN HER BUDGET AND REALLY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT MY TEAM HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO THROUGH THIS BUDGET PROCESS TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS BUDGET REFLECTS OUR PRIORITIES. >>COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES? COUNCIL MEMBER AND HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU, IN ADDITION TO APPRECIATING, HONORING, EVALUATING AND JUST REALLY NOT, ANY WORDS, TO SAY HOW HELPFUL AND USEFUL THE WORK OF CENTRAL STAFF HAS BEEN, THANK YOU, I WANT TO ALSO THANK MY STAFF, ALEX AND DIMITRI, THANKS TO THE BUDGET CHAIR FOR BEING VERY PATIENT WITH ME. IN PARTICULAR, AND NOT PUSHING TOO HARD WHEN SITTING DOWN, AND FOR NOT HEARING WHAT MY BUDGET PRIORITIES ARE, THE EXISTENCE TO NARROWING THEM DOWN AND HOW PATIENT YOU HAVE BEEN. WITH ME. IN MY RESISTANCE TO WANTING TO GIVE ANYTHING UP. SO I AM REALLY GRATEFUL FOR HOW THIS BUDGET HAS RESULTED IN IMPORTANT BUDGET INITIATIVES FOR MY DISTRICT, AS WELL AS CITYWIDE ISSUES THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME. AS FAR AS THE DISTRICT ONE SPECIFIC PROPOSALS, I AM REALLY EXCITED THAT THE D1 COMMUNITY NETWORK LED THE WAY TO GET FUNDING FOR THE WEST MARGINAL WAY SAFE STREETS AND ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS AT THE DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE. SPECIFICALLY, NEW FUNDING FOR LENDING AND DESIGN OF THAT PROJECT. REALLY EXCITED THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO, BY WORKING WITH THE RESIDENTS OF SOUTHPARK AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTINUE FIGHTING FOR SOUTHPARK SAFETY COORDINATOR THAT POSITION IS SO IMPORTANT TO THAT COMMUNITY AND RAISING THEIR VOICE TO ADDRESS THEIR PUBLIC SAFETY. AND NEEDS AND THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. GETTING A COMMITMENT, BUT WE WILL RECEIVE SOME INFORMATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT NEIGHBORHOODS ON A STRATEGY TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY LED PLAYSPACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE IN WESTWOOD AND SOUTH STORAGE, TO HELP ADDRESS SOME OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES THERE. AND, HOPEFULLY HAVE IT BE MODELED ON THE VERY SUCCESSFUL RAINIER BEACH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOCUSED ON YOUNG PEOPLE IN THAT COMMUNITY. AS A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE APPROACH. ALSO, PUTTING FORWARD THE ONGOING AND CONTINUED FOCUS ON THE WORK BEING DONE FOR THE RAPID RIDE H LINE, ALLOW US TO HAVE CONTINUED FOCUS ON THAT WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNITIES VOICES HEARD. FINALLY AS IT RELATES TO DISTRICT 1 ISSUES, APPRECIATE THAT THE FUNDING FOR A NATURAL CAPITAL EVALUATION STUDY IS INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET, THIS IS LED BY THE SEATTLE GREEN SPACES COALITION, SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR FOUR YEARS NOW. TO GET THE CITY TO ACTUALLY BEGIN TO CONSIDER THE VALUE OF OUR NATURAL ASSETS IN OUR PLANNING PROCESS. AND THEN, AS FAR AS THE CITYWIDE PRIORITIES I HAVE AS FAR AS COMMUNITY MEMBERS RELATED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH, WE WERE SUCCESSFULLY ABLE TO ADD FUNDS FOR A THIRD FIREFIGHTER CLASS TO ADDRESS LONG-TERM STAFFING NEEDS WHILE ALSO GIVING THE ABILITY TO EXPAND SIZES FOR EXISTING RECRUIT CLASSES WE HAVE ADDED FUNDING TO EXPAND THE INTERMENT TRASH PROGRAM OF SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, ALLOWING THEM TO PICK UP GARBAGE AT MORE ON SHELTON AND CAMPUS AND CAME IN LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. WE HAVE AS HAS BEEN STATED EARLIER, WE WORKED WITH THE REAL CHANGE EVERYBODY WHOSE CAMPAIGN TO FIND FIVE MOBILE PITSTOPS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO BATHROOMS AND HYGIENE CENTERS, AND THEN, WE HAVE ALSO ADDED FUNDING AGAIN FOR A PILOT PROGRAM OF MOBILE PUMPOUT SERVICES, TO LIMIT THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE TO OUR WATERWAYS. AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING. AS MENTIONED EARLIER, I APPRECIATE HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH BOTH COUNCILMEMBERS, GONZALES AND JUAREZ, IN GETTING SOME FUNDING INTO INITIATIVES THAT THEY HAD ALREADY PROPOSED, TO ACTUALLY DEAL SPECIFICALLY WITH THE NEEDS FOR A DIAPER DISTRIBUTION, ON ONE AREA. DIAPER DISTRIBUTION IN SHELTERS AND IN THE OTHER, DIAPER DISTRIBUTION HOPEFULLY IN CHILDCARE CENTERS. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT, IN THE AREA OF HOUSING, ADDING FUNDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS FOR TWO NEW POSITIONS TO SUPPORT TENANT AND PROPERTY OWNER OUTREACH AND EDUCATION, ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIVE NEW PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT WE HAVE PASSED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. THESE MUSICIANS WILL ALLOW DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND INSPECTIONS TO SUPPORT TENANT’S AND HAVING THEIR RIGHTS ENFORCED UNDER THOSE LAWS. ALSO ADDING FUNDING FOR RENTERS RIGHTS OUTREACH AND EDUCATION ORGANIZING, MANY THANKS TO WASHINGTON CAN BE SEATTLE THE TENANTS UNION AND EYELASHES ARE NAVIGATING FOR THAT WORK. AND THEN OUR CONTINUED PROVISO ON THE NAVIGATION TEAM, APPROPRIATIONS AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT SO THAT THIS COUNSEL CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE APPROPRIATE OVERSIGHT OF THE WORK THAT IS BEING DONE, ENGAGING WITH PEOPLE LIVING IN ENCAMPMENTS AND CONTAINING ELSE IS MAINTAINING THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF THE LOCATIONS WHERE THOSE ENCHANTMENTS ARE FOUND. AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES, APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECT EXISTING FUNDS TO COMMUNITY- BASED ORGANIZATIONS, TO RESPOND TO HATE VIOLENCE, AS WELL AS SEPARATELY FROM THAT, REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS SPEND A PORTION OF ITS 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET ON COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS WHICH WILL CREATE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO INDIVIDUALS COMMITTING HATE CRIMES, AND ADDING TWO NEW PERMANENT POSITIONS FOR TO THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION MEDIATOR AND TO HELP WITH ANTENNAS, NADER AND ANTI-HARASSMENT TRAINING. MANY THANKS FOR THE AREA OF TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES TO TRANSIT FOR ALL, IN THEIR WORK TO ADVOCATE FOR A REPORT FROM THE DIFFERENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON HOW WE CAN WORK TO SUBSIDIZE TRANSIT PASSES FOR HUMAN SERVICES APARTMENT CONTRACTED SERVICE PROVIDERS, AS WELL AS FUNDING TO SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES TO PROVIDE SHUT OFF MEDICATION WHO OFTEN DO NOT GET ADVANCE NOTICE OF IMPENDING SHUTOFFS. AND AND THEN, FINALLY IN THE AREA OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ARTS AND CULTURE, WE WANT TO THANK THE WORKERS AND MEMBERS OF THE LABOR MOVEMENTS REPRESENTING THE FILM AND MUSIC INDUSTRY FOLKS, SPECIFICALLY LOOKING TO REDIRECT ADMISSIONS TAX TO OED SPECIFICALLY FOR A FILM AND MUSIC PROGRAM LEAD TO HELP THE FILM INDUSTRY. WE ARE HOPING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONS TO THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FILM CONDITION AND PROVISO FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY POLICY ADVISOR POSITION TO REQUIRE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE FILM INDUSTRY AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS POSITION. THEN LASTLY, RELATED TO ARTS, REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF THE ABILITY TO DIRECT FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE SEATTLE REPS PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SEATTLE REP TO WORK WITH MANY OF OUR SERVICE PROVIDER AND THE RECIPIENTS OF SERVICES IN OUR CITY, TO GIVE THEM THE EXPERIENCE OF PRODUCING AND PARTICIPATING IN A LOT OF THEATER WORK. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD. COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ANY WORDS ON THE BUDGET? WE DO HAVE TIME RESERVED IN THE AGENDA FOR YOU ESPECIALLY? >>YOU TOOK THE WORDS FROM MY MOUTH. BUT, I JUST WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW FOR LEADING A VERY INCLUSIVE PROCESS. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. OKAY. SO, LET’S VOTE ON ITEM NUMBER 32. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MUST GET A? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? EIGHT IN FAVOR, WANT TO POST POINT >>BILL PASSES. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR STAYING. PLEASE READ ITEMS 33 AND 34 TOGETHER SHORT IF YOU CAN BUDGET AND ITEMS 33 AND 34 COUNSEL BILL 119691 RELATED TO THE LEVYING OF PROPERTY TAXES THE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS BOTH PASTORAL COUNSELING COUNSEL BILL 116912 LEVYING OF TAXES BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE FOR THE COLLECTION OF 2020 COMMUNITY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED THE BILL PASSED. >>QUESTIONED THE COMMENTS? WE ARE GOOD. OKAY. PLEASE CALL THE ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BILL 119691 POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? GONZALES? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MISTRETTA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN. AND, ANY QUESTIONS ON NUMBER 34? IF NOT, PLEASE CALL ROLE ON PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>PACHECO? SAWANT? BAGSHAW? SOLACE? HERBOLD? JUAREZ? MOSQUEDA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED POINT >>BILL PASSES CHAIR WILL SIGN. PLEASE READ THE REPORT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION TO COMMITTEE. >>THE REPORT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY AND TREPIDATION COMMITTEE COUNSEL BILL 11974, RELATING TO THE SALE OF STREETCAR, THE COMMITTEE WILL COMMENCE THE BILL PASSED. >>COUNCIL MEMBER BRIAN? >>THANK YOU AS I MENTIONED THIS MORNING THIS IS A LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND KING COUNTY FOR OPERATION OF THE EXISTING STREETCAR SYSTEMS, THAT IS THE ONE ON FRISCO, CAPITOL HILL AND THE ONE IN SOUTH LAKE UNION. THIS WILL RENEW THE EXISTING AGREEMENT WHICH EXPIRES AT THE END OF THE YEAR. A COUPLE OF CHANGES, ONE IS THIS WILL BE A FIVE-YEAR AGREEMENT, WITH AN OPTION FOR THE CITY TO EXTEND THE AGREEMENT FOR TWO MORE FIVE- YEAR TERMS. WE ALSO WILL BE MOVING TOWARDS A MONTHLY RECONCILIATION SYSTEM AS OPPOSED TO WHAT HAD BEEN AN ANNUAL SYSTEM FOR A WHILE, AND SHIFTING SOME OF THE MAINTENANCE REQUIRED FOR THE STREETCAR BINDS TO THE COUNTY. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BRIAN. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL POINT >>PACHECO? SAWANT? SHAH? GONZALES? HERBOLD? RS? MISTRETTA? O’BRIEN? PRESIDENT HARRELL? NINE IN FAVOR AND UNOPPOSED POINT >>PASSED CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. >>ITEMS 36, PETITION FOR LOCAL CROSSING, LLLP TO VACATE A PORTION OF FERDINAND AVENUE SOUTH AND SOUTH WILL ILLUSTRATE. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE EVOCATION BE GRANTED AS BUT CONDITION POINT >>COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>THANK YOU, THIS IS GOING TO VACATE A PORTION OF 39th AVENUE SOUTH JUST SOUTH OF SOUTH WILLOW STREET. THIS IS FOR A PRIVATE DEVELOPER, DOING A AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT, A LITTLE OVER 200 UNITS AT 60% AMI, WITHOUT CITY HOUSING LEVY OR OTHER FUNDS, THEY DID GET A LOAN FROM THE CITY’S ACQUISITION FUNDS TO ACQUIRE THE LAND WHEN THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE THEY WILL BE PAYING THAT BACK SO THERE WILL BE NO PERMANENT CITY DOLLARS BUT WE DID GET 20 YEARS OF PERMANENT 60% AMI AFFORDABILITY FOR THE 200 UNITS. THERE ARE THE PUBLIC BENEFITS INCLUDING PUBLIC SPACES, AND I BELIEVE IT $25,000 DONATIO TO A PROJECT A BLOCK AWAY. WHICH IS A COMMUNITY DRIVEN PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE STREETSCAPE. THIS PROJECT AND THE INVESTMENT IN THAT OTHER PROJECT ARE ALL NEAR THE LIGHT RAIL STATION. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, THOSE IN FAVOR OF GRANTING THE PETITION AS CONDITIONED, PLEASE VOTE BY. THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO. MOTION CARRIES, PETITION IS GRANTED US CONDITION, CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. MOVING TO ITEM NUMBER 37 POINT PLEASE READ 37 POINT >>CITY COUNCIL ITEM 37 COUNTABLE 119 28 THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED THE BILL PASS AS AMENDED. >>COUNCIL MEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU I MOVE COUNSEL BILL 288 BE HELD INDEFINITELY. >>WE HAVE HAD DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS, IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED AND, THAT THIS BILL BE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE VOTE. RAISE YOUR HAND. ALL THOSE OPPOSED? SAY NO AND RAISE YOUR HAND. THE MESSAGE ALEX’S MESSAGE HAS PASSED BUT I WANT TO REMIND YOU WE HAVE A MEETING FOR THE PARKS BOARD, I WANT TO SAY IN OTHER BUSINESS THERE IS A LITTLE BUSINESS I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION BEFORE WE BREAK, AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS IS COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO’S LAST VISIT WITH US HERE ON THE DAIS. I WILL START OFF BY SAYING, IT HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE JOY AND PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU. I HAVE FOUND YOU TO BE NOT ONLY A HARD WORKER AND VERY SERIOUS ABOUT ALL THESE ISSUES, BUT A PERSON WITH A CERTAIN LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS, OF VOTING HIS CONSCIENCE, VOTING HIS VALUES AND I RESPECT THAT. AND, I WANT TO SAY THAT I THINK WE LEARN FROM YOU AS WELL ALTHOUGH AMY I MAY HAVE TWO YEARS ON YOU, I HAVE APPRECIATED HOW YOU HAVE NAVIGATED THE COMPLICITY OF THIS JOB WITH CLASS. SO, THANK YOU FOR SERVING WITH US, AND I WILL BE THERE WITH YOU OFF THE COUNSEL RANKS SOON AS WELL BUT I GUESS I HAVE A FEW MORE WEEKS. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO FOR SERVING. >>THANK YOU. >>I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO THE LAST WORD, UNLESS ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE, AND I DO HAVE, THIS IS THE OTHER BUSINESS, TOO, SO IF THERE IS AN EXCUSE I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LET ME KNOW THERE AS WELL. WOULD ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO SHARE A FEW THOUGHTS OR WORDS WITH COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO? HIS MOM AND DAD ARE HERE YOU MAY WANT TO MAKE THEM SHINE A LITTLE BIT. >>OKAY, I’M NOT GOING TO LET AN OPPORTUNITY SLIP TO SAY THINGS TO MOM AND DAD. I WOULD TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE SUN THAT YOU HAVE RAISED, IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU OFF THE DAIS AND IN OTHER CAPACITIES IN THE FUTURE. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER BAGSHAW. COUNCIL MEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>THANK YOU MISTER PRESIDENT. THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO FOR PUTTING YOUR NAME FORWARD FOR WANTING TO BE IN THIS SEAT AND FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE DONE HERE, IT HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU. THANK YOU, AND WHILE I WILL NOT BE HERE FOR YOUR VERY LAST DAY IT HAS BEEN TRULY A GREAT PLEASURE TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU IN THIS ROLE AND I’M SURE WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. SO, THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND GOOD LUCK TO YOUR SISTER. AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO ON BEHALF OF D4, YOU HAVE BEEN A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF. VERY QUICKLY, THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES AS WELL. I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE YOU FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. BUT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH OUR OFFICE OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NOT COMING BACK INCLUDING COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE. I WILL BE TRYING TO SIT NEXT TO COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ NEXT YEAR BECAUSE I KNOW HOW MUCH SHE LIKES SITTING NEXT TO ME AND MY SPEECHES. IT HAS BEEN A REALLY GREAT HONOR, SO THANKS TO EVERYONE, AND COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, WE WILL SEE YOU AROUND I’M SURE I HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO, I AM NOT SURE THIS IS TOTALLY ACCURATE BUT I REMEMBER THE FIRST MEETING WE HAD AT BK ALL DOWNSTAIRS A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO. AND YOU EXPRESSED THE TIME, DESIRE AND PASSION FOR MAKING THE CITY A BETTER PLACE AND I APPRECIATE HOW YOU HAVE SHOWN UP TIME AND TIME AGAIN, TO LIVE UP TO THOSE VALUES THAT I KNOW YOU HOLD DEARLY, AND HAVING THIS BRIEF OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOU, YOU SERVED HONORABLY, AND IT’S A SHORT STINT, BUT IT WAS GREAT OF YOU TO STEP FORWARD AND TO BE WILLING TO DO THAT. AND I AM EXCITED TO SEE HOW OUR PATHS CROSSED IN THE FUTURE, SO >>COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN? >>COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS PLEASE? >>WELL, THANK YOU ALL FOR THE — WELL, LET ME JUST REALLY QUICKLY, IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING ROLLER COASTER TO BE SERVING ALONGSIDE YOU, THANK YOU. TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE ALONGSIDE YOU MY OWN D 14, MAHALIK, CONNOR, JERRY, COLLEAGUES THE SIX VARIANCE HAS BEEN EXTREMELY REWARDING AND HUMBLING. OVER THE LAST TWO MONTHS WE GOT TO ACCOMPLISH A LOT TOGETHER, REFORM, AMENDMENTS TO BUILD ON THE HOTEL WORKERS ORDINANCES, SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, A MOBILE FOOD BANK FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES, A MUCH-NEEDED ELEVATOR TO MEET THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CENTER, 1.5 MILLION FOR THE RELOCATION OF THE RICH YOUNG ADULT CENTER, FUNDING CONTINUAL MENTAL HEALTH DISTRICT FOR BALLARD, RENEWAL FOR DOCKET ASSISTANCE NEXT YEAR, 250,000 TO HELP BUILD ELIAS PARK, A PARK FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES NEXT TO THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE, AND FUNDING AND ESTABLISHING A SAFE PARKING LOT FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING VEHICULAR HOMELESSNESS. SLIDES AND PROVISOS THAT CONTINUE TO BUILD ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE AS WELL AS GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS THAT WILL KEEP MOVING THE CAMERA FORWARD FOR OUR CITY AND WE DID ALL OF THAT TOGETHER. JUST LIKE I TOLD MY PARENTS WHEN I MOVE TO SEATTLE. WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO SEATTLE I WAS ALONE AND SCARED. THE PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS INDUSTRY FOR SHAPED ME SINCE THE GRAD SCHOOL. IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR TO REPRESENT AND SERVE YOU. AND AN HONOR TO BUILD ON THE LEGACY OF COUNCILMAN JOHNSON. LESLIE COLLEAGUES, EVERY MONDAY WE HAD A SPECIAL VIEWER AT 2:00 P.M. MY MOTHER. AND, SHE IS HERE TODAY ON MY LAST DAY AS WELL AS MY DAD, BECAUSE WE WILL BE CELEBRATING THANKS GIVING TOGETHER, THERE IS A LOT FOR ME TO BE THANKFUL FOR. NOT JUST THIS OPPORTUNITY, BUT FOR THEM. MY DREAM WAS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND TO MAKE MY PARENTS PROUD. >>SOME OF YOU HAVE HEARD THIS STORY, BUT AS A KID, I WAS SO OFTEN IN TROUBLE, THE DEAN OF STUDENTS HAD MY DAD’S BUSINESS CARD ON HIS ROLODEX. I WAS SUSPENDED MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT, AND ALMOST EXPELLED TWICE. THE JOURNEY OVER THE LAST 14 YEARS, TO BE HERE, HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY REWARDING. BUT, I WANT TO THANK EACH OF YOU. EACH OF YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SUCH AN INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE, AND HELP ME GROW NOT ONLY AS AN INDIVIDUAL BUT AS A PROFESSIONAL, AND AS A MAN. SO, THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU. AND MOM, DAD, WE GET TO GO BACK TO BEING PRIVATE CITIZENS AND HAVING FUN. I CANNOT THANK YOU BOTH ENOUGH. MY DREAM WAS INSPIRED BY BOTH OF YOU. SO, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. WELL DONE. >>[ APPLAUSE ] ARE THE ANY FURTHER METHOD FOR THE COUNCIL? IF NOT WE WILL RECONVENE AT THE PARKS BOARD AT 5:15. 5:15 WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE DAIS WITH THAT WE STAND ADJOURNED.