Seattle City Council Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee 6/6/19

By | September 5, 2019


>>>GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, TODAY IS THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019. THE HOUSING HEALTH ENERGY AND WORKING RIGHTS COMMITTEE WILL COME TO ORDER. IT’S 9:3030. I’M TERESA MOSQUEDA JOINED BY COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. AND, COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ WILL BE JOINING US MIDWAY THROUGH, WE HAVE A PACKED AGENDA, SO WE ARE GOING TO ROLL THROUGH THE ITEMS AND WE WILL HAVE TIMERS FOR EACH SECTION. THOUGH WE HOPE WE HAVE ALLOCATED EACH SECTION APPROPRIATE TIME. WE HAVE 12 AGENDA ITEMS. FIRST A COUNCIL APPOINTMENT TO THE LIGHT REVIEW PANEL. THREE APPOINTMENTS AND ONE REAPPOINTMENT TO THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE. AN APPOINTMENT TO THE CAPITOL HILL GOVERNING COUNCIL. A BRIEFING AND POSSIBLE VOTE SON EVENT BIDDING. ON FORT LAWTON REZONING INCLUDING THREE PIECES OF LEGISLATION. WE WILL VOTE ON THEM SEPARATELY. WE WILL HAVE A BRIEFING ON COUNCIL TO PASS LEGISLATION. AND A BRIEFING ON THE HOUSING LEVY. WITH THE CONSENT OF MY COUNCIL COLLEAGUE, I WOULD LIKE TO SWITCH THE LAST TWO ITEMS, 11 AND 12 SO WE HAVE THE HOUSING LEVY ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL PLAN FIRST. ITEM NUMBER 12 AND GO TO NUMBER 11. 119537 MODIFYING THE CITY’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL LEGISLATION. WITH THAT, IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I WILL APPROVE TODAY’S AGENDA. NO OBJECTION. AT THIS TIME, AND WE ARE ONE MINUTE EARLY, WE WILL GET INTO PUBLIC COMMENT. FOR THOSE WHO SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, WE WILL GIVE YOU TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND KEEP YOUR COMMENTS LIMITED TO ITEMS THAT DO APPEAR ON TODAY’S AGENDA OR WITHIN THE PER VIEW OF THIS COMMITTEE. IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO SIGN UP AND WANT TO, THERE IS STILL TIME. WE HAVE MARVA SUMMIT AND ROSALYN TAN. MARV, IF YOU ARE HERE, COME UP TO THE MICROPHONE. HI, WELCOME. >>I’M IN THE RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT? THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING? >>YES. >>YOUR TIME IS STARTING. >>RIGHT HERE? THIS IS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING RIGHT? I’M IN THE RIGHT PLACE? >>YEAH. >>AND THERE’S NO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS? >>THIS IS A COMMITTEE MEETING. THERE’S USUALLY THREE PEOPLE HERE. TODAY THERE’S TWO. >>OKAY. I’M HERE TO SPEAK AGAINST THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORT LAWTON. I BELIEVE IT WILL BE A GRAVE MISTAKE FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE. MORE OPEN SPACE SERVE THE CITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS. IT WILL CLEAN THE AIR. IT WILL FILTER RAINWATER. IT WILL GUARD AGAINST MORE POLLUTION IN PUGET SOUND, IT WILL GUARD AGAINST NESTING BIRDS ON THE PROPOSTED DEVELOPMENT WHERE THEY CONTINUE TO BRING THEIR NESTING MATERIALS FROM THE EXISTING DISCOVERY PARK TO THE LOCKS WHERE THEY NOW HAVE A HERON PRESERVE AND THE BALD EAGLES. THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS WHY THE CITY OF SEATTLE SHOULD PURCHASE FORT LAWTON FOR PARK. ONE OF THE MAJOR REASONS IS BECAUSE IT IS CONTIGUOUS TO EXISTING DISCOVERY PARK. THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN. IN FACT, THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. SO, FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF SEATTLE, ALL THE TOURISTS WHO COME TO VISIT, THE VERY POPULAR DISCOVER PARK, PLEASE EXPAND DISCOVERY PARK. USE THAT ACREAGE FOR MORE TREES. MORE TRAILS. SO THAT MORE PEOPLE COULD ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF WHAT THE NATURAL OPEN SPACE OF SEATTLE HAS TO OFFER. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE NEXT PERSON IS ROSALYN TAN AND JAMES MACINTOSH. >>I’M HERE ON BEHALF OF MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF. SO IF HE WAS HERE, THIS IS WHAT HE WOULD SAY. I FEEL IT IS INAPPROPRIATE TO TAKE A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH ITS OWN QUIET CHARACTER AND DROP 600 MORE PEOPLE AND THEIR CARS INTO A VERY SMALL RESIDENTIAL SPACE. I HEARD COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN TALK ABOUT ALLOWING FOR ACCESSORY UNITS AS A WAY TO INCREASE DENSITY WITHOUT GREATLY IMPACTING THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. WHY IS THIS SAME PHILOSOPHY BEING APPLIED HERE? YOUR PLAN WOULD GREATLY CHANGE THE AREA AND THERE ARE NOWHERE NEAR PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING FOR THE PEOPLE YOU HOPE TO HOUSE THIS. FOR MYSELF, MY COMMENT IS THIS. FOR A PROJECT THAT WOULD COST $90 MILLION, I HAVEN’T HEARD A LOT OF THIS UNTIL ONLY TWO MONTHS AGO. SO PUBLIC FEEDBACK PRIOR TO THAT, IS LARGELY BASED ON EMOTIONS AND COST BENEFITS. IF THIS IS YOUR MONEY, WOULD YOU DECIDE TO SPEND ON YOUR EMOTIONS? THE LAND MIGHT BE FREE, BUT DEVELOPING IT IS NOT COST EFFECTIVE DUE TO THE LOCATION OF WHERE IT IS. TRACKING MATERIALS IN AND OUT OF MAGNOLIA IS NOT COST EFFECTIVE. SO, SURELY THERE IS A MORE COST EFFECTIVE LOCATION. LASTLY, IT WILL TAKE EIGHT YEARS TO FINISH THIS BUDGET. HOW WOULD IT HELP THE HOMELESS AND AFFORDABLE PRICES WE ARE FACING TODAY? I URGE YOU TO JUST LOOK AT THE BUDGET THOROUGHLY AND SEE WHAT THE COST BENEFIT IS. I KNOW WE ARE SO LATE INTO THE GAME NOW. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR HUSBAND’S TESTIMONY AS WELL. I KNOW IT’S HARD TO BE HERE AT 9:30 ON A WEEKDAY. THE LAST PERSON WE HAVE SIGNED TO TESTIFY IS JAMES MACINTOSH. >>YES. HI, I’M JAMES MACINTOSH AND I SPOKE EARLIER AT THE OTHER PUBLIC HEARING. I THINK THE CITY SHOULD CHOOSE ALTERNATIVE PARK 3. ONE ASPECT OF THIS OPEN SPACE, POTENTIAL OPEN SPACE, IS IT IS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL. TO THOSE THAT DON’T DRIVE. I’M VISUALLY IMPAIRED. BUT, YOU CAN GET TO DISCOVERY PARK AREA BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. MANY OF US JUST DON’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRIVE OUT TO THE MOUNTAINS. THAT, THIS IS FAIR TO EVERYONE THAT THIS SPACE, ONCE IT BECOMES PARKS SPACE, IT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE. IT’S OPEN TO ALL. SO, I TESTIFIED ABOUT THIS EARLIER. AND, JUST GOING TO ADD A FEW THINGS. THAT, BEING OUT ON THE OUTER FRINGE OF THE PARK, THIS AREA COULD BE USED FOR A LITTLE MORE ACTIVE USES LIKE PICNICKING, THERE ARE MANY CONCERNS THAT THIS WHOLE AREA IS KIND OF INTERRELATED WITH THE HERON HABITAT WHICH IS IN THE RAVINE. ALL THIS AREA NORTH OF MAGNOLIA IS A GREEN BELT. IT IS COOLING OFF THE PLANET. IT’S TREES, OPEN SPACE. THAT’S WHAT WE NEED. IN A CITY OF 750,000 PEOPLE. THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION PEOPLE AND MORE, WE JUST NEED THE OPEN SPACE. SO MISSING OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY IS JUST A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. ONCE IT’S GONE, IT’S GONE. THERE ARE OTHER PLACES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND I CERTAINLY FAVOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOUSING FOR THOSE THAT NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING. >>DO YOU MIND SUMMARIZING? >>THE VILLAGE. MAGNOLIA VILLAGE, THE LAWTON AREA IN LOWER QUEEN ANNE ALL COME TO MIND. >>THANK YOU MR. MACINTOSH. GOOD TO SEE YOU. IF ANYBODY ELSE WOULD LIKE TO TESTIFY, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOUR WAY UP AND WE PUT THE SIGNUP SHEET UP THERE. SAY YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. AND WE WILL GET YOU IN. WELCOME. >>MY NAME IS PHIL. BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THE BEACHES, THE MEADOWS, AT THE TIME OF ITS INCEPTION IN 1974, LARGE AMOUNTS OF FEDERALLY HELD INHOLDINGS REMAIN. IN ITS ORIGINAL MASTER PLAN, CITY LEADERS URGE ALL LANDS REMAINING BE RETURNED TO THE PARK. SADLY DESPITE THE BEST EFFORTS OF ALL DISCOVERY PARK SUPPORTERS THIS DOES IN THE APPEAR TO BE THE COURSE THE COUNCIL WILL ELECT TO CASE. WE RECOGNIZE THE OVERLAPPING CONFLICTING INTERESTS. NONETHELESS, WE URGE YOU TO CONSIDER THIS DECISION ONE LAST TIME THAT CANNOT BE REVERSED. THE PARK REPRESENTS MANY DECADES OF HARD WORK AND ADVOCACY BY FRIENDS AND OTHER GROUPS. WE ASK YOU REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE IDEALS PUT FORTH. TO CREATE AND PROTECT THIS PLACE THAT IS FREE FROM THE NOISE AND THE CLAMOR OF THE CITY, TO PROVIDE CITIZENS A PLACE OF REFUGE AND SOLITUDE. NOT ONLY IS THIS ADJACENT TO THE PARK, IT IS LOCATED WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED FEET OF SALMON CREEK AND QOANIS RAVINE WHERE A SMALL BAND OF GREAT BLUE HERONS HAS BEEN NESTING FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. THEY ARE STAKE HOLDERS IN THIS DECISION AND WE ASK YOU CONSIDER THEIR FATE. FRIENDS OF DISCOVERY PARK WOULD LIKE TO THANK TERESA MOSQUEDA FOR HER DILIGENT EFFORTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE YARD FOR DEMOLITION. THOUGH ONLY A FEW ACRES THIS WOULD POTENTIALLY ENLARGE THE STRIP OF FORESTED LAND THAT IS THEIR HOME. WE ASK YOU TO REMEMBER THAT PLAY FIELDS ARE NOT HABITAT. PAVEED SERVICES ARE NOT OPEN SPACE. WE ASK YOU TO PROVIDE AS MUCH REAL HABITAT FOR THESE ANIMALS AS WE CAN BY CREATING AS MUCH FORESTED CANOPY AS POSSIBLE FOR BOTH THE HUMANS THAT WILL BE LIVING AND RECREATING HERE AND THE GREAT BLUE HERONS THAT HAVE CALLED THIS PLACE HOME. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE, PHIL. AND THANKS TO THE FRIENDS COALITION AS WELL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE WORKED ON AND THE FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED WITH SOME OF THE LANGUAGE DRAFTED SO THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE TO SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND I THINK LATER TODAY YOU WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT THE POSSIBLE CHANGES THAT ARE COMING TO THE FORT LAWTON PLAN. ANYBODY ELSE HERE TO TESTIFY? GREAT. THAT WILL CLOSE PUBLIC TESTIMONY. WE WILL HAVE LEIGH BARRECA FROM SEATTLE CITY LIGHT. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE LONG IN WAITING. WE KNOW WE HAVE HAD A VACANCY ON THE SEATTLE CITY LIGHT REVIEW PANEL FOR A WHILE. SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU. >>AGENDA ITEM ONE. APPOINTMENT OF MIKHAILA GONZALEZ AS A MEMBER OF CITY LIGHT REVIEW PANEL FOR TERM TO APRIL, 2020. >>WELCOME. THANKS FOR BEING HERE LEIGH. DO YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND A LITTLE ABOUT THE CITY LIGHT REVIEW PANEL? >>SURE, LEIGH BARRECA SEATTLE CITY LIGHT. THE REVIEW PANEL WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2010 AND PROVIDES OVERSIGHT TO THE UTILITY ON MATTERS SUCH AS STRATEGIC PLANNING AND CITY LIGHT RATES AS WELL AS FINANCIAL POLICIES. THE PANEL IS COMPRISED OF NINE INDIVIDUALS. THEY ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS. FIVE ARE APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND FOUR BY CITY COUNCIL. EACH POSITION IS MEANT TO REPRESENT A DIFFERENT SECTOR OF CITY LIGHTS CUSTOMER CLASSES. COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS, RESIDENTIAL, LOW INCOME, ET CETERA. THE POSITION MISS GONZALEZ WILL BE FILLING IS POSITION NUMBER TWO WHICH IS OUR FINANCIAL ANALYST. >>AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MISS GONZALEZ? >>I SURE WOULD. MISS GONZALEZ HAS LED THE ACCESS SOLAR NETWORK WHILE MASTERING THE BUSINESS SIDE OF SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT, SHE HAS CULTIVATED PARTNERSHIPS WITH A RANGE OF PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. SHE ALSO SUPPORTS SOLAR PLUS STATE ENERGY STRATEGY WORK ACROSS OREGON AND WASHINGTON. ANDS IS DRIVEN TO FIND ENERGY SOLUTIONS THAT WORK FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. SO GIVEN BOTH HER ENERGY EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS HER LEARNING THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THAT ORGANIZATION, SHE WILL BE A GREAT CANDIDATE, A GREAT ADDITION TO THE PANEL IN THE ROLE OF ANALYST. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE USUAL WILL DO ASK THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE BEING APPOINTED FOR THE FIRST TIME TO COME TO THE TABLE. WE KNOW IT IS HARD TO COME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY SOMETIMES. SO, WE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TODAY AND APPRECIATE YOU PRESENTING THIS. WE DO HAVE HER APPOINTMENT PACKET AS WELL IN FRONT OF US. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW? >>I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW MUCH WORK THIS PARTICULAR PANEL DOES AND SINCE THEY ARE UNCOMPENSATED I REALLY DO APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK. SHE WILL BE A REAL ASSET. >>AND WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR FINALIZING THIS APPOINTMENT. WE WILL NOW WITH THIS APPOINTMENT HAVE A FULL PANEL. >>YAY. >>AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MISS GONZALEZ GOING FORWARD. >>WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE. HER CREDENTIALS, HER QUALIFICATIONS. AND THE DIVERSITY SHE WILL ALSO HELP BRING TO THE PANEL WHICH IS SOMETHING I THINK WE ARE ALL VERY INTERESTED IN. I WANT TO ECHO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW’S APPRECIATION FOR THE PANEL AND CITY LIGHT. WE KNOW WE PUT A LOT ON THEIR PLATE AND WE WILL HEAR BACK FROM THEM EARLIER THIS SUMMER ABOUT THE WORK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING REGARDING THE RATE DESIGN REVIEW. WHICH WILL BE CRITICAL AS WE THINK ABOUT NEXT YEAR AND ROLLING OUT POTENTIAL NEW RATES FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNER. IF EVERYONE IS OKAY WITH US, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS MIKHAILA GONZALEZ. >>SECONDED. >>ANY OTHER COMMENTS? SEEING NONE. THOSE IN FAVOR OF RECOMMENDING CONFIRMATION VOTE AYE. NO OPPOSE. PLEASE COMMUNICATE OUR THANKS TO MS. GONZALEZ AS WELL. WE WILL BRING THIS FORWARD TO THE JUNE 10 FULL COUNCIL COMMITTEE WHERE YOU WILL SEE ALL OF THE COUNCILMEMBERS TO THE DAIS UP HERE NEXT MONDAY. >>AND WE WILL BE INVITING HER TO THE JUNE 25 MEETING. WE ARE ALSO WORKING WITH YOUR STAFF TO INCLUDE YOU ON THE JULY 16 AGENDA. >>I WOULD LOVE TO BE THERE. >>ALL RIGHT, AT THIS TIME, LET’S MOVE TO ITEMS 2-5 ON THE AGENDA. IF YOU COULD READ THEM INTO THE RECORD WHILE SHE IS DOING THAT, IF I COULD PLEASE BE JOINED BY TODD SNIDER AND THE APPOINTEES INCLUDING KELLAN BULMAN, MICHIKO STARKS AND SHAWN WEEKS. TODD IS WITH THE CHAIR OF THE JATC. APPOINTMENT OF KELLAN BULMAN, MICHIKO STARKS, AND SHAWN WEEKS AS MEMBER JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE. >>THOMAS NOT ABLE TO BE HERE? OH, THANK YOU FOR JUMPING UP HERE TOO. IS THERE A REALLY GREAT NAME FOR THE JACT? >>WE ARE THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COMMITTEE. >>WE DON’T HAVE A FANCY ACRONYM FOR IT? >>WE USE JATC. >>I FEEL THAT IS ON THE CUSP. WE COULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING FUN. >>NOT JATC. [ LAUGHTER ] >>TODD, IF YOU COULD BRIEF US ON AN UPDATE ON WHAT THE JATC IS UP TO AND WE WILL HAVE EACH PERSON TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEMSELVES. >>MY NAME IS TODD SNIDER, I’M SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES PROGRAM MANAGER AND THE CURRENT CHAIR OF THE JATC. UNDER 696-05, THE TRAINING COUNCIL HAS RECOGNIZED THE CITY OF SEATTLE WASHINGTON’S TRAINING COMMITTEE WITH THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADMINISTERING ALL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS. CURRENTLY THAT IS FAS, SPU, AND CITY LIGHT. OUR COMMITTEE IS REPRESENTED BY LABOR AND MANAGEMENT. >>GREAT. WELSHING THANK YOU. WHY DON’T WE GO DOWN AND WE’LL HAVE FOLKS INTRODUCE THEMSELVES, THEIR NAME AND THEIR BACKGROUND. WE WILL ASK A FEW QUESTIONS AND GET INTO THE DETAILS. IF YOU WANT TO PULL THIS UP REAL CLOSE. AS LONG AS THE GREEN LIGHT IS ON, WE CAN HEAR YOU. >>MY NAME’S KELLAN BULMAN. I HAVE BEEN IN THE TRADE SINCE 2005. I’M A LINE CREW, CREW CHIEF FOR THEM. I ALSO TEACH THE SECOND YEAR NIGHT SCHOOL FOR THE LION APPRENTICES. I WANTED TO BE ON THE JTC TO GIVE BACK AND MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE TRADE. >>I’M SHAWN WEEKS. I WORK FOR THE FAS DEPARTMENT. I’M THE APPRENTICESHIP MANAGER NEW THE MECHANICS PROGRAM. I’VE BEEN WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE 12 YEARS. WORKED AS A MECHANIC AND TOOK ON THIS NEW ROLE. THE REASON I WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THIS COMMITTEE IS SO I CAN USE MY ABILITIES AND SKILLS TO LEAD THE APPRENTICESHIPS THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND HELP BETTER EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. >>EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. WELCOME. >>HELLO, I’M MICHIKO STARKS. I HAVE BEEN WITH SEATTLE CITY LIGHT NOW JUST ABOUT FOUR YEARS. PRIOR TO THAT, I WORK AS THE INTERIM TRAINING DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT TRAINING DIRECTOR FOR LOCAL 46 ELECTRIC APPRENTICESHIP. PRIOR TO THAT, I WAS AN ELECTRICIAN AND APPRENTICE PRIOR TO THAT AND A LOT MORE THAT I WON’T MENTION. THE REASON I WANT TO PARTICIPATE IS TO WORK WITH MY PEERS AND BE INVOLVED IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS. YOU KNOW HOW THAT IMPACTS THE APPRENTICES. THAT IS BASICALLY IT. >>EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. >>HI, I’M TOM KELLY. I’VE BEEN WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE FLEETS AND FACILITIES FOR 21 YEARS. FOR 20 YEARS I WORKED WITH APPRENTICES ON THE JOB. I HAVE BEEN ON THE LOCAL COMMITTEE FOR A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT STINTS. I WANT TO TO REPRESENT. MY UNION ASKED I JOIN IT AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. >>WELL THANK YOU. AND IF FOLKS ARE REPRESENTED BY A UNION, DO YOU MIND SHARING WHICH UNION YOU ARE WITH? >>WE ARE 289 LOCAL MACHINIST I GUESS. >>GREAT. THANK YOU. >>I’M WITH IBW LOCAL 77. >>I’M A 21C REPRESENTATIVE BUT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE APPRENTICES. >>SURE. GREAT. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ALL. I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES I’M REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT COMING FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE LABOR CONCEPT. WE KNOW ACCESS TO APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONE WAY TO MAKE SURE WE MAINTAIN THE MIDDLE CLASS. WE CREATE OPPORTUNITIES OUT OF GENERATIONAL POVERTY WE CAN LIFT UP WORKERS AND MAKE SURE THERE IS SELF-DETERMINATION IN THE CAREERS THEY WANT TO CHOOSE. EXCITED YOU WANT TO SERVE ON THIS COMMITTEE. ONE OF THE THINGS I’M REALLY INTERESTED IN AND I THINK WE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT THIS LAST YEAR WHEN WE DID SOME APPOINTMENTS, ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU ALL TO THINK ABOUT AND IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR. THERE’S OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAIN FOLKS, PLACEMENT HAS BEEN SOMETHING I HAVE HEARD. THAT THERE IS NOT A CLEAR PIPELINE INTO SOME OF THE JOBS. SOMETIMES WE DO A GOOD JOB TRAINING FOLKS AND DON’T ALWAYS HAVE ALL THE OPENINGS WE WOULD WANT. WAYS TO FACILITATE THE PLACEMENT OR HIRING IS SOMETHING I’M INTERESTED IN. GOING FROM APPRENTICESHIP TO PLACEMENT. FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON THAT AS WELL. IF YOU ARE WORKING ON SCALING UP. AND WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT. JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT PLUG. >>INITIALLY FOR YOUR QUESTION, I THINK MICHIKO IS THE BEST PERSON TO DISCUSS CITY LIGHT ISSUES. >>YES. AND I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ON AS FAR AS WHEN YOU ARE REF PRESENCING PLACEMENT, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT LIMITS THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WE CAN BRING INTO THE PROGRAM, WE HAVE A RATIO WE WORK UNDER, UNDER THE GUIDELINES FOR THE STATE. SO, THAT IS A LARGE IMPACT, IS BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE LIMITED NUMBER OF POCKETS AVAILABLE. AND IN SOME CASES YOU KNOW, THERE MIGHT BE A DEMAND THAT IS HIGHER THAN FOR WHATEVER WE CAN OFFER AS FAR AS THE WORK FORCE. IF YOU INCREASE THE POCKETS, THAT INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT WE CAN BING IN. THEN OUR JOURNEYMAN TO APPRENTICE RATIO, WE CAN WORK WITH THAT. THE REASON THE RATIO EXISTS, IT IS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE APPRENTICE. AS THEY GRADUALLY LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR CRAFT, YOU KNOW, THE MORE THAT THEY LEARN, THE MORE THEY ARE ABLE TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY. IT TAKES YEARS FOR THEM TO LEARN THEIR CRAFT IN A CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT. THERE’S A LOT OF CONSIDERATIONS FOR SAFETY. AND YOU WANT THEM TO BE A SKILLED CRAFTS PERSON AT THE END TOO. THAT’S WHY WE CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY APPRENTICES. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE RATIO IS MAINTAINED. >>THAT IS VERY HELPFUL. QUESTIONS? >>I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND I’M VERY THANKFUL THAT THE FOUR OF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS. TEN YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS FIRST ON COUNCIL LEARNING ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM, WE WERE TRYING TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES AND REACH BACK, WHETHER IT IS TO THE UNIONS NOW OR INTO OUR HIGH SCHOOLS, LOCAL COLLEGES AS WELL. TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY KNEW THIS PROGRAM WAS AVAILABLE. DO ANY OF YOU KNOW, TODD, MAYBE THIS IS A QUESTION FOR YOU. HOW HAVE WE EXPANDED OUR OUTREACH? >>WELL, EACH OF THE DEPARTMENTS DOES THEIR OWN OUTREACH WHEN THEY RECRUIT A CLASS. TO LINK DIFFERENT POPULATIONS TO REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP. I THINK IN SOME WAYS, OUTREACH IS LESS THE ISSUE. WHEN YOU TALK CITY WIDE APPRENTICESHIPS. APPRENTICESHIP IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IS HITTING RECORD NUMBERS WE HAVE SEEN NEVER BEFORE. THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE HARD INCENTIVE. THE BREAK ON PREVAILED WAGE IS ENCOURAGING AND GIVES A SENSE OF URGENCY FOR BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING OF THE NEXT GENERATION’S WORK FORCE. WE DON’T HAVE THOSE FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT. SO, IF YOU WANT TO EXPAND APPRENTICESHIP WITHIN THE CITY TO DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WHICH I HAVE SEEN, THEY HAVE COME AS A STRUGGLE TO CREATE THESE PROGRAMS FOR THEIR OWN DEPARTMENTS. IT TAKES POLICYMAKERS LIKE YOURSELVES. WITH YOU HOLING OUR CITY DEPARTMENT’S FEET TO THE FIRE, YOU WILL SEE THE CITY ITSELF EMBRACE MORE OPPORTUNITIES. >>I’M ACTUALLY WITH THE APPRENTICESHIP I OVERSEE, WE ARE WORKING ON EXPANDING IT NOW TO GET MORE APPROVAL SO WE CAN — I’M PLANNING ON QUADRUPLING THE SIZE WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING. I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF OUTREACH FOR THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS AND MAKING CONNECTION WITHS THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOPS. IT IS REALLY FUNNY WHEN YOU GO TO A SCHOOL AND YOU ASK THE STUDENT TO GO ALL RIGHT, WHO IN HERE CAN TELL ME WHAT AN APPRENTICESHIP IS? MOST OF THEM DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS. THEE IS SUCH A FOCUS ON GETING THE FOUR YEAR DEGREE, GOING TO COLLEGE. I WENT AND GOT MY BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN TEACHING. I SPENT A LOT OF MY TIME EDUCATING THE STUDENTS IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS AND WORKING WITH DIFFERENT PRINCIPLES IN THE SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT AREA. THAT HAVE TRADE PROGRAMS IN THEIR SCHOOLS. >>I’M A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED FRANKLY TO HEAR THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE RUNNING INTO. FOR YEARS NOW, I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND THEY HAVE CHANGED THE PHRASING RATHER THAN BE PREPARED FOR FOUR-YEAR FOR YOUR NEXT STEPS. IT’S COLLEGE OR CAREER. AND HITTING THE FACT THAT NOT EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO COLLEGE. NOR DO THEY NEED TO GO TO COLLEGE IF THEY ARE GETTING THE KIND OF TRAINING THAT THE APPRENTICESHIPS ARE OFFERING. SO, IF THERE IS ANYTHING, ANY CLUES YOU WANT TO GIVE US AFTER THIS MEETING OR ANYTHING YOU THINK WE CAN DO TO HELP, JUST KEEP THAT MESSAGE AND THE DRUM BEAT GOING. IN SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WHICH IS OUR CLOSEST CONNECTION. IT JUST STRIKES ME WE ARE MISSING THE BOAT IF WE ARE NOT GETTING INTO THE HIGH SCHOOLS AND REALLY PROVIDING THESE ALTERNATIVES. >>I THINK WHERE A LOT OF IT COMES IS OUTREACH. IF THEY DON’T KNOW THIS EXISTS, THEY DON’T KNOW IT’S A POSSIBILITY. >>SO WHAT ARE THE TOP TWO ITEMS IN FRONT OF THE APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE AT THIS POINT? WHAT ARE OUR FRIENDS GOING TO BE WORKING ON? >>WELL, WE HAVE BEEN CERTAINLY, OUR DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE MAKING SURE ALL THE APPRENTICES ARE GETTING A PROPER TRAINING AND PROPER WAGE ADVANCEMENTS. WE HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN TRYING TO ENCOURAGE AS YOU SPOKE OF, TRYING TO EXPAND APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE CITY. OTHERS, A COUPLE OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT APPROACHED US IN THE LAST TWO YEARS STRUGGLING TO DO THIS. SOME HAVE STRUGGLED WITH CLASSIFICATION ISSUES, WITH POCKET ISSUES. AND AGAIN, IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE URGENCY OF THE WAGE AND UTILIZATION FORCES THAT THROUGH. WITHOUT THAT HARD INCENTIVE, THAT’S THE STRUGGLE THAT WE HAVE WITH TRYING TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITIES. >>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT EXPANDING POCKETS. IS THERE. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU NEED FROM US? IS THAT ANYTHING YOU CAN OFFER? >>NO. I DON’T THINK I HAVE ENOUGH ON THE POCKET ISSUES INVOLVED. >>SO WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO DO, WE ARE DOING A LITTLE BIT OF SAUSAGE MAKING. I WOULD LOVE TO CHECK BACK IN WITH ALL OF YOU IN SEPTEMBER. I THINK WE WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU ON WHAT THE REPORT LOOKS LIKE. ON TISSUES OF OUTREACH RELATED TO SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY REACHING OUR YOUNG KIDS, MAYBE NINTH AND TENTH GRADE, SO THAT PEOPLE SEE THERE’S OPPORTUNITIES ON THE HORIZON. THERE’S A LOT OF PRESSURE SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR YEAR. PEOPLE ASK WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO. WE WANT PEOPLE TO ASK ABOUT THESE GOOD UNION LIVING WAGE JOBS THAT THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE ON THEIR RADAR. KNOW ABOUT THE APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS. I THINK WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WORRYING ABOUT THE GRAYING OF OUR WORK FORCE. A LOT OF FOLKS WILL BE RETIRING SOON AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTO THOSE JOBS AND FOR OUR RETIREES THAT THERE IS A STABLE WORK FORCE SO PEOPLE PAY INTO THEIR PENSIONS. WE CAN CONTINUE TO GENERATE BOTH GOOD LIVING WAGE JOBS AND GENERATE THE NEEDED PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OUR PAST WORKERS. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU ALL REPORT BACK TO US IN SEPTEMBER. WHAT YOU ARE THINKING IS, AS YOU COME ONTO THE TRAINING APPRENTICESHIP, JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE. WE NEED SOMETHING FUN LIKE JAG OR SOMETHING. AS YOU COME ONTO THE COMMITTEE, AS YOU CAN THINK THROUGH WITH US WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO DO THE RECRUITMENT PIECE, WE TALKED A LOT THIS LAST YEAR ABOUT ACCESS TO FREE COLLEGE. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE SEATTLE PROMISE PROGRAM WAS ACCESS TO APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS AS WELL. AND WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE KNEW THAT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY. MANY OF OUR UNION APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS ARE FREE TO THE PARTICIPANTS WANTING TO ENTER BUT WE WANT THEM TO KNOW ABOUT ALL THE WORK YOU ALL ARE DOING AND THAT THE COST SHOULD NOT BE A BARRIER ANYMORE IF IT EVER WAS. SO, OUTREACH AS YOU TALKED ABOUT, THE POCKETS AS YOU TALKED ABOUT, AND GREATER DIVERSITY. SO MAYBE WE CAN BRING SOME MORE, SO WE ARE NOT DOING THIS ON THE SPOT. THAT IS REALLY EXCITING ALL OF THE ITEMS YOU TALKED ABOUT. ANYTHING ELSE? LET’S DO THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE CONFIRMATION OF KELLAN BULMAN, MICHIKO STARKS AND SHAWN WEEKS. ALL IN FAVOR. NOBODY OPPOSE. WE WILL BRING IT TO THE FULL COUNCIL AGENDA. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THERE. WE WELCOME YOU IF YOU WANT TO BE THERE, BUT WE WILL GO AHEAD AND VOTE AND YOU WILL GET A STRONG RECOMMENDATION FROM ALL OF US SO THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>>ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO TO ITEM NUMBER 6. IF WE COULD BE JOINED BY KENNY PITTMAN AND RACHAEL STEWARD. >>APPOINTMENT OF RACHALE STEWARD AS MEMBER, CAPITOL HILL HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GOVERNING COUNCIL. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE, LET’S DO QUICK INTRODUCTIONS AND THEN WE GO BACK TO KENNY. >>KENNY PITTMAN. >>SARAH SHOEMAKE. >>RACHAEL STEWARD, ONCOMING BOARD MEMBER. >>SARAH, SORRY I DIDN’T CALL YOU UP. HAPPY YOU ARE HERE. KENNY AND SARAH, GIVE US A QUICK OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE WORK THE CAPITOL HILL IMPROVEMENT HOUSINGS HAVE BEEN DOING AND WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO YOU. >>CAPITOL HILL HOUSING BUILDS VIBRANT AND ENGAGED COMMUNITIES THROUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. WE CURRENTLY OWN OR MANAGE ALMOST 50 BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT THE SEATTLE AREA. AND SINCE 1976, WE HAVE HELPED LOW TO MODERATE INCOME FOLKS AROUND SEATTLE. >>50 BUILDINGS. HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU SERVE IN THOSE BUILDINGS? >>OH. I DO NOT KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. I THINK, WE HAVE A COUPLE THOUSAND RESIDENTS. >>AND KENNY, ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON? >>MY WORK? >>THE ROLE YOU HAVE HAD WITH HELPING TO WORK WITH CAPITOL HILL HOUSING AND. >>IN HI POSITION, I WORK WITH THE EIGHT PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES. >>GO A LITTLE CLOSER. >>I PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THEM. I HAVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH SARAH AND CHRISTOPHER. WHEN THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, ALSO HELPING THEM WHEN THEY ARE HAVING THEIR BOARD APPOINTEES COMING BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL. >>EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. WE WILL TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOU LATER BECAUSE I HAVE SOME MORE TO SAY. >>WE HAVE TONS TO SAY ABOUT YOU. >>RACHAEL, WE ARE VERY EXCITED YOU ARE HERE. WE HAVE A FULL PACKET IN FRONT OF US INCLUDING YOUR RESUME. WHICH IS VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND REALLY EXCITED THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOU AND WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE COMMITTEE? >>SURE, I BENEFIT FRED THE ASSETS SINCE I WAS A YOUNG WOMAN. SO IT IS WONDERFUL TO COME BACK AND SERVE IN A VOLUNTEER CAPACITY. I ALSO WORK AT SEATTLE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND SEATTLE UNIVERSITY. AND ALWAYS WANTING TO BRING RESOURCES FORWARD IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT ENSURES PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THAT PEOPLE MEET THE GOALS. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR DIFFERENCE WAYS TO REMOVE BARRIERS THAT MIGHT IMPEDE THAT PROGRESS TOWARD GOALS. AND, TO BE REALLY CREATIVE ABOUT HOW WE DO THAT. SO, MY INTEREST AT CAPITOL HILL HOUSING IS TO KIND OF CARRY FORWARD A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH CHRIS PERSONS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ABOUT CAPITOL HILL HOUSING, FINDING A WAY TO BE A LEADER IN EQUITABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACROSS OUR COUNTRY. BEING REALLY BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS AND THINKING ABOUT HOW WE PREVENT DISPLACEMENT. HOUSING FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN COMMUNITIES HISTORICALLY. AND FINDING WAYING FOR PEOPLE TO GET ALONG COMING NEWLY TO OUR COMMUNITY. AND THAT WORK, OH BOY, THAT WAS OUR CAMPAIGN, BOY, I TELL YOU WHAT, RISING TOGETHER IS A THEME THAT WE HAVE FOR THE YEAR. BUT, REALLY, ENSURING THAT FOR FOLKS WHO LIVE IN SEATTLE THAT WE DO RISE TOGETHER AS WE LEARN TOGETHER AND LIVER TOGETHER. SO EXCITED TO BRING MY LEADERSHIP. >>CAN I JUS ASK A FOLLOW-UP ON THAT? YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SINGING OUR SONG, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT CREATIVE WAYS OF ADDING MORE HOUSING AND BEING INCLUSIVE. TELL ME SOME OF YOUR CREATIVE WAYS THAT YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT THAT WE HAVE NOT YET THOUGHT ABOUT. >>I THINK THAT WE ARE BEGINNING TO DO THAT WORK. I THINK THE EXAMPLE OF THE LIBERTY BANK BUILDING DEVELOPMENT IS A REALLY GOOD AND RECENT ONE. THE WORK THAT CAPITOL HILL HOUSING DID WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY IMPACT ALLIANCE, WITH AFRICA TOWN, ARE EXAMPLES. AND WITH CATHOLIC COMMUNITY HOUSING, ARE EXAMPLES OF BEING ABLE TO UTILIZE THE ASSETS TO THINK ABOUT WHAT DEVELOPMENT LOOKS LIKE. IN THIS TRANSITION TIME THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS IN. THAT REQUIRED US HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WITH ONE ANOTHER OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. NOT EXPECTING ONE CONVERSATION TO RESOLVE ALL OF THE YEARS OF US MISSING ONE ANOTHER. AND RECOGNIZE THAT REBUILDING TRUST WILL TAKE TIME. WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO BE DIFFERENT. >>I LOVE THAT. >>UH-HUH. >>SO, I HAVE SO MANY MEETINGS THAT I NOW WANT YOU IN, NOW THAT I HAVE MET YOU. BECAUSE MUCH OF THAT, WE WILL TALK ABOUT LATER IN THE AGENDA. IN TERMS OF HOW WE BRING IN THE COLLECTIVE GENIUS. AND HOW WE IMPROVE PUBLIC POLICY. WHICH IS PART OF WHAT WE WILL BE DISCUSSING IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE PLAN. AND HOW WE REALLY NOT JUST BUILD UNITS BUT BUILD COMMUNITY. WE ARE BUILDING HOUSING THAT IS RECOGNIZING THE NEED OF SMALL MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES AND CHILD CARE AND SENIOR CENTERS AND COMMUNITY SPACE AND PUBLIC PLACE AND PLAZAS. I LOVE THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US A NEW VOCABULARY. I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT. DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY OF THE BIG CHALLENGES YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING TO ADDRESS? >>LET ME COUNT THE WAYS. >>I THINK SOME OF THE BIG CHALLENGES ARE RECOGNIZING THAT WE HAVE HISTORY THAT TELLS US THAT WE SHOULDN’T ALWAYS TRUST ONE ANOTHER. RIGHT? AND WE CAN’T IGNORE THAT. I THINK PART OF OUR CHALLENGE IS DOING THE HARD WORK LIKE FOLKS WITH YOU ALL TO CHANGE WHAT ALL THE RULES ARE FOR US TO HAVE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AND THAT IS ALSO HISTORIC DIVERSITY. NOT JUST SUPERFICIAL. PART OF IT IS FINDING WAYS TO ENSURE PEOPLE ARE BUILDING THEIR ASSETS AND WEALTH FOR THEIR FAMILIES WHERE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM US IN THE PAST. SO, A LOT OF THE DEVELOPMENT THAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CITY IS RENTAL DEVELOPMENT. AND, I UNDERSTAND THAT PENCILS OUT BEST. AND AT THE SAME TIME, IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY HELP COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE NOT HAD ACCESS TO RESOURCES TO ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO ACCUMULATE WEALTH. THAT GOES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AS WELL. WHEN WE LOOK AT SPACES FOR THEM TO LEASE, THOSE ARE STILL LEASES. AND OFTENTIMES, IT CREATES SIGNIFICANT DEBT THAT THOSE RETAILERS HAVE TO ABSORB AND FIND WAYS TO PAY OUT. AND THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCUMULATE WEALTH AND ASSET FOR THEIR FAMILIES IN THE WAYS WE LIKE TO IMAGINE THAT THEY WILL. AND, THE SAME IS TRUE FOR YOUNG FAMILIES WHO ARE RENTING. WE WANT TO FIND WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE EQUITY. AND TO TAKE IT WITH THEM AND PASS IT DOWN FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, THAT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE GENERATION OVER GENERATION. THAT WAS INTENTIONAL. IF WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE THAT, WE WANT TO BE. >>I DIDN’T WORK WITH HER CLOSELY, I THINK WE WERE IN THE SAME ORBIT. >>I DON’T WANT TO BELABOR THIS, YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO DO. SOUND TRANSIT HAS A LOT OF LITTLE PARCELS OF PROPERTY. PARTICULARLY ALONG RAINIER BEACH. AND, ON MARTIN LUTHER KING WAY. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY ARE CONSIDERED TOO SMALL TO REALLY DEVELOP. BUT I’M WONDERING IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT SOMETHING NEW, SOME IDEAS WHETHER OR NOT WE COULD CONSIDER WHETHER THERE IS SPACE, MAYBE FOR, YOU KNOW, A FEW SMALL BUSINESSES ON THE LOWER FLOORS LIKE WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, THAT COULD BE, YOU KNOW, 400 SQUARE FEET, NOT 4,000 SQUARE FEET. AND, WITH SOME SPACES ON TOP, STRIKES ME THAT MAYBE THERE’S SOME PROTOTYPE OPPORTUNITIES HERE THAT WE HAVE OVERLOOKED AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF IT IS SOMETHING WE COULD DO. >>WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. >>AND SAY HELLO TO OUR FRIENDS AT SEATTLE HOUSING. >>SO WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. ONE COMMENT BEFORE WE MOVE. WE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO APPOINT YOU. I LOVE THAT YOU TALK ABOUT CHANGING THE DIALOGUE AND CHANGING THE NARRATIVE. AND, RECOGNIZING THAT MANY OF THE CONVERSATIONS IN THE PAST HAVEN’T INCLUDED COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. HAVE EXPLICITLY TRIED TO DIVIDE OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH RACIST RED LINING POLICIES AND THAT THE LEGACY STILL CONTINUES. GIVEN THAT HOUSING WAS A RELATIVELY NEW TOPIC TO ME ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO AS I STARTED TO ENTER MORE AND MORE INTO THE WORLD, I REALIZED IN THE HOUSING WORLD, WE USE ALPHABET SOUP, FAR, AMI, WE COULD KEEP GOING ON AND ON. AND, WHEN WE USE WORDS AND WE DON’T CREATE AN INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE, I THINK TOO MANY FOLKS WEAR TRANSIT PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SPECIFIC TO HIGHWAY CREATION AND HOUSING POLICIES IN THE PAST WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN HARMFUL TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN THE PAST. WHEN WE DON’T USE DIALOGUE THAT IS INCLUSIVE AND TALK ABOUT HOW TO CORRECT HISTORIC WRONGS. THE FIRST THING PEOPLE THINK, THIS IS GOING TO HARM MY COMMUNITY. AND IT WILL IF WE DON’T HAVE FOLKS WHO ARE DIRECTLY AFFECTED AT THE TABLE. SO, I JUST LOVE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BREAKING DOWN THAT DIALOGUE AND CREATING A MORE INCLUSIVE CONVERSATION AROUND HOUSING BECAUSE I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE AREAS WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE CORNER AND CORRECT THE WRONGS AND WE HAVE TO CREATE A TABLE AND A NARRATIVE THAT IS INCLUSIVE AS WELL. >>I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT IF YOU ARE RUNNING INTO SOMETHING AND YOU DON’T FEEL THAT THE COMMUNITY IS COMING TOGETHER IN A WAY THAT YOU ARE FEELING COMFORTABLE WITH, BOTH OF US WOULD REALLY WELCOME A CALL TO OUR OFFICE AND TALK ABOUT IT. DON’T ASSUME WE KNOW. BECAUSE OFTENTIMES WE DON’T. BUT IF YOU WILL ACTUALLY REACH OUT AND TELL US WHAT THE ISSUES ARE, AND WHAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT, WE CAN GET ENGAGED AS WELL. PLEASE KNOW AT LEAST THIS COMMUNITY IN PARTICULAR IS VERY INTERESTED IN DOING THAT WITH YOU. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I JUST WANTED TO FINISH BY SAYING THAT RACHEL HAS ACTUALLY SERVED ON ONE OF OUR COMMITTEES AS A NONBOARD MEMBER IF ALMOST THREE YEARS NOW. AND, AS YOU CAN SEE, SHE IS INTELLIGENT AND THOUGHTFUL AND HAS ALREADY BEEN REALLY ENGAGED AND WE ARE JUST REALLY EXCITED AND HONORED TO HAVE HER OFFICIALLY JOIN OUR BOARD. >>WE ARE VERY EXCITED TOO. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND RACHAEL STEWARD. >>SECOND. >>NONE OPPOSE. WE WILL BRING YOUR NOMINATION FORWARD TO THE FULL COUNCIL ON JUNE 10 AND RECOMMEND THE PASSAGE OF YOUR APPOINTMENT AS WELL. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE THERE. WE WELCOME YOU, BUT KNOW EVERYBODY HAS BUSY SCHEDULES SO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY. I’M VERY EXCITED TO HAVE YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>CONGRATULATIONS. >>THANK YOU BOTH. >>KENNY, WE WILL SEE YOU UP HERE IN FAUNTLEROY MINUTES. I HAVE SOME WORDS FOR YOU. >>SHE HAS WORDS FOR YOU. >>IF YOU COULD READ INTO THE RECORD, ITEM NUMBER 7. AND PLEASE BE JOINED BY ASHA FROM CENTRAL STAFF AT THE TABLE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ASHA. >>ITEM 7, COUNCIL BILL 119507. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO FAIR úHOUSING ESTABLISHING A ONE YEA PROHIBITION ON A USE OF RENTAL HOUSING BIDDING PLATFORMS. >>ASHA VENKATRAMAN. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE TABLE. IF YOU COULD GIVER US A QUICK OVERVIEW. AS A REMINDER FOR FOLKS, THIS IS REALLY EXCITING FOR ME. THIS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES WE WORKED ON LAST YEAR IN MARCH. WE CREATED A ONE YEAR PROHIBITION ON THE RENT BIDDING TECHNOLOGIES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TIME THE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PLATFORMS SORT OF LIKE eBay FOR RENTAL UNITS ARE IN VIOLATION AND TO ANALYZE HOW THEY MIGHT CAUSE INEQUITIES IN ACCESS TO HOUSING AND OTHER IMPACTS IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND OVER THE LAST YEAR, THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND COORDINATION WITH THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS HAS BEEN WORKING TO STUDY AND UNDERSTAND HOW THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY IMPACTS OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HOUSING AND WHAT LONG TERM REGULATIONS MAY BE NECESSARY. I FEEL WE ARE RESPONDING TO THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY. AND THIS WAS PUT ON OUR RADAR BY THE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SO KUDOS TO THEM FOR ENGAGING IN PUBLIC POLICYMAKING. GIVEN THE PACE WITH THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES EMERGING, WE WANTED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TECHNOLOGY TO SEE IF IT HAD IMPLICATIONS ON OUR RENTAL HOUSING MARKET AND MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT HOW THE CITY COULD RESPOND TO PROTECTING OUR POPULATION. SO THE REPORT IS STILL IN THE PROCESS OF BEING COMPLETED. AND WE ANTICIPATE OUR FRIENDS AT THE OFFICE OF HOUSING WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT THE REPORT IN JULY OF THIS YEAR. UNTIL WE HAVE THE REPORT, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD TIME TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH THE INFORMATION. AND, MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD OUR PROTECTIONS AND PLACES IN THE CITY. SO THE PROHIBITION OF THE RENT BIDDING TECHNOLOGIES DID EXPIRE AT THE END OF APRIL. THAT’S WHY WE ARE BACK HERE TALKING ABOUT THIS ORDINANCE WHICH ASHA WILL TALK TO US ABOUT. AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A SIX MONTH EXTENSION. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. >>SURE. I THINK YOU COVERED MOST OF IT. AT THIS POINT, THIS PROHIBITION, IF IT IS VOTED ON BY COUNCIL, WOULD GO INTO EFFECT FOR ANOTHER YEAR RATHER THAN SIX MONTHS. >>I’M SO SORRY. >>JUST TO PROVIDE TIME FOR COUNCIL TO IMPROVE THE REPORT AND REGULATE THE PLATFORMS MOVING FORWARD. BECAUSE OF THE TIMING OF THIS, THE ORIGINAL PROHIBITION EXPIRED AT THE END OF APRIL. IF THIS MOVES FORWARD, THE NEW ONE WOULD GO INTO EFFECT MID JULY. THAT LEAVES A TWO-AND-A-HALF MONTH GAP. WE HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING TO NOTE THAT USE HAS SPIKED SINCE THE LAST PROHIBITION ENDED. >>DO WE KNOW HOW OTHER CITIES ARE ADDRESSING THIS? HAS SAN FRANCISCO IN PARTICULAR PUT A SIMILAR MORATORIUM ON THIS PLATFORM? DO YOU KNOW? >>I’M NOT SURE IF ANYWHERE ELSE HAS DONE A PROHIBITION ON THESE. I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS COMING FROM VARIOUS CITIES SO THERE HAVE BEEN NEWS REPORTS ABOUT THE CONCERNS CITIES HAVE ABOUT HOW THE PLATFORMS MAY IMPACT EQUITY AND HOUSING PRICES. >>ARE PEOPLE LEARNING FROM US? ARE WE SHARING INFORMATION? >>MY INSTINCT IS THAT PEOPLE ARE LEARNING FROM US. SOME OF THE STUDIES THAT HAVE COME UP WHEN THE UW STUDENTS FIRST BROUGHT THIS TO COUNCIL’S ATTENTION WERE STUDIES THAT HAD HAPPENED OVERSEAS FOR THE MOST PART. AND SO, I DON’T THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF STUDIES THAT HAVE HAPPENED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR IN THIS REGION. ABOUT HOW RENT BIDDING HAS AFFECTED HOUSING PRICES OR EQUITY. >>AND, I WILL ALSO NOTE, THERE HAS BEEN A NUMBER OF CITIES THAT HAVE REACHED OUT TO OUR OFFICE. INTERESTED IN THIS ORDINANCE, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE SEEN AN IMPACT ON THE MARKET. I ALSO THINK WE HAVE ADDITIONAL ATTENTION COVERED IN THE MEMO. WE DID, WE DID HEAR THAT THERE WAS INDIVIDUALS WHO FELT THAT THIS WAS AN INTERFERENCE WITH THEIR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. ON MARCH 15 OF THIS YEAR, 2019, THE U.S. DISTRICT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON RULED IN FAVOR OF US. THE CITY OF SEATTLE. AND, THIS IS I THINK SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET ATTENTION FROM OTHER CITIES. AND, I THINK, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THAT, WE GOT TO MAKE SURE WE GET THE POLICY RIGHT. SO, APPRECIATE THE CLARIFICATION. THIS WILL BE FOR ANOTHER YEAR. WE WILL HEAR BACK FROM THE HOUSING OF OFFICE. >>THE LAST THING I WOULD ADD IS THAT THE PLAINTIFFS IN THIS DID FILE AN APPEAL. AND SO, DEPENDING ON WHEN THE RESULTS OF THAT LITIGATION ARE COMPLETED IT MAY OR MAY NOT AFFECT THE TIMING OF THE PROHIBITION. UNTIL THAT GOES THROUGH, IT IS JUDICIAL PROCESS. WE JUST WON’T KNOW. >>ONE THING AND I DON’T EXPECT YOU TO KNOW THE ANSWER HERE TODAY, BUT I WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU FOLLOWED UP, WE CONTINUE TO HEAR ABOUT THE FIRST AND TIME RENTAL POLICIES AND I HEARD FROM SOME STUDENTS AS WELL SAYING IT IS REALLY THAT’S NOT FAIR EITHER AND I KNOW THERE WAS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. WE WERE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING TO MAKE SURE NOBODY WAS INTENTIONALLY EXCLUDED. IF YOU ARE SITTING IN FRONT OF YOUR COMPUTER, AND YOU HAVE THE TIME TO DO THAT, AND YOU CAN PUSH THAT BUTTON AND GET YOUR NAME ON, WELL THEN, YOU HAVE A LEG UP. THOSE OF US THAT ARE IN CLASSES OR HAVE JOBS AWAY FROM COMPUTERS FEEL THAT THEY ARE DISADVANTAGED BY THAT POLICY. AS YOU ARE MOVING FORWARD, I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO KEEP AN EYE ON THAT. >>I BELIEVE ORAL ARGUMENT WAS THIS MONTH. SO WE SHOULD FIND OUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE NEXT JANUARY. >>ANY OTHER COMMENTS? OKAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR DOING THIS. JUST WANT TO REITERATE FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC. WE HAD AMPLE CONVERSATIONS I BELIEVE AT LEAST TWO, PERHAPS THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THIS LAST TIME WITH THE STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE PRESENTATION. I APPRECIATE THAT. AND WORK FROM CENTRAL STAFF. APPRECIATE THAT LAST YEAR AS WELL. IF ANYBODY WANTS TO LOOK THAT UP, IT WAS ORDINANCE 125551. AND, GIVEN THAT COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS, WOULD LOVE TO MOVE THIS FORWARD. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS PASSAGE OF 119507. COUNCIL BILL 119507. RECOMMENDING THE ONE YEAR PROHIBITION ON RENTAL BIDDING PLATFORMS. >>SECOND. >>ANY OTHER COMMENTS? GREAT. ALL IN FAVOR VOTE AYE. NONE OPPOSED. SO THE MOTION CARRIES AND WE WILL BRING THIS FORWARD ON JUNE 10. ASHA, THANKS FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS AND GETTING US CAUGHT UP TO SPEED ON THIS AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE POLICIES TO CONSIDER PUBLIC POLICY. >>REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WORK. >>THANKS. >>THANK YOU. >>>SO, WE ARE MOVING ONTO THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA RELATED TO FORT LAWTON. AND, WHAT I’M GOING TO HAVE IS READ INTO THE RECORD ITEMS 8, 9, AND 10. AS SHE IS DOING THAT, IF WE COULD BE JOINED AT THE TABLE BY EMILY ALVARADO, KENNY PITTMAN, MAX JACOB, TRACI RATZLIFF, AND KETIL FREEMAN. AND JUST A REMINDER FOR IF VIEWING PUBLIC, WE WILL CONSIDER EACH ONE OF THESE SEPARATE. >>AGENDA ITEM 8, RESOLUTION 31887. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AND APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR SURPLUS FEDERAL PROPERTY AT FORT LAWTON. FOR BRIEFING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE. AGENDA ITEM 9, COUNCIL BILL 119510. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE AND ZONING AMENDING PAGE 52 OF THE OFFICE LAND USE MAP. FOR BRIEFING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTES. AGENDA ITEM 10. RELATEING TO THE FORT LAWTON REDEVELOPMENT PLAN APPLICATION. FOR BRIEFING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE. >>WE HAVE A FULL TABLE TODAY. I HAVE A FEW COMMENTS BECAUSE THIS IS AN EXCITING DAY. IT IS AFTER ALMOST 15 YEARS AND TODAY WILL BE THE FIFTH COMMITTEE MEETING ON THE FORT LAWTON CONSIDERATION. THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US TO HAVE A FINAL COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE PLAN INCLUDING THE PROPOSED REZONE LEGISLATION THAT ADOPTS AND APPROVES THE CITY’S APPLICATION FOR SURPLUS FEDERAL PROPERTY AT FORT LAWTON. WE HAVE REALLY AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION IN FRONT OF US TO TALK AT NOT JUST THE PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC SPACE AND GREEN SPACE BUT ALSO THE ABILITY TO DO THAT ON PUBLIC PROPERTY THAT IS NEARLY ZERO COST TO THE CITY. AS WE PRESERVE ABOUT 60% OF THIS LAND FOR PUBLIC SPACES AND GREEN SPACES FOR PLAY. WE ARE CREATING A VARIETY OF HOMES VERY MUCH NEEDED TO OUR REGION INCLUDING HOMES TO SENIORS OR VETERANS. AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOMES. FOLKS PRICED OUT BEFORE. I WANT TO REITERATE THAT OVER 60% OF THE SITE. ADDING NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WE HEAR FROM NONPROFIT DEVELOPERS IT IS COST PROHIBITIVE TO ACQUIRE LAND IN THE CITY AND IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE TO BUILD IN THIS COMPETITIVE MARKET. WE HAVE A UNIQUE CHANCE TO GAIN OWNERSHIP OVER A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE PROPERTY AT NO COST. SO I THINK THAT IS AN IMPORTANT CAVEAT. IF THE PUBLIC PROPERTY IS USED TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IT IS AT NO COST TO THE CITY. THIS IS DESPERATELY NEEDED HOUSING AS WELL AS PUBLIC SPACE. SO WE TALKED ABOUT AS WE CREATE NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS, MANY INDIVIDUALS WILL GET THE CHANCE TO ENJOY OUR PUBLIC SPACES, PARKS, AND OPEN SPACE AS IF IT WERE THEIR BACKYARD. TO PRESERVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC SPACE TO CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. JUST A FEW NOTES ABOUT THE PROCESS, MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS. I WANT TO MAKE SURE FOLKS KNOW FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD, ON MAY 1, WE HELD A SPECIAL EVENING PUBLIC HEARING TO HEAR ALL ASPECTS OF THE PLAN. WE HEARD A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS FROM NEIGHBORS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON THE NEED FOR HOUSING AND PUBLIC SPACE. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO WEIGHED IN. THE PUBLIC HEARING MAY 2█1 FOLLOWED AN EXTENSIVE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS INCLUDING JUST THE LAST YEAR-AND-A-HALF. SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE. AN EVENING PUBLIC HEARING AT THE MAGNOLIA NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT. JANUARY OF 2018. ONLY TWO MONTHS AFTER I GOT ELECTED. SO, THAT WAS AN EXCITING PUBLIC HEARING AND WE HAD AN EVENING PUBLIC HEARING IN MAGNOLIA. , THE MULTIPLE MEETINGS IN APRIL AND MAY. THERE WERE FOUR OF THOSE. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL PRESENTATIONS, DISCUSSIONS AND COMMITTEE ON THIS. TODAY WILL MAKE IT THE FIFTH PUBLIC HEARING. VERY BRIEFLY, THERE’S A FEW ITEMS I KNOW ARE A PRIORITY FOR THIS COUNCIL. WE WANT THE BE REACCEPTIVE TO MANY COMMENTS AND IDEAS WE HAVE HEARD. SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE HEARD WERE THE DESIRE FOR MORE SPACE, MORE WILDLIFE AND HABITAT. ONE OF THE ASKS WE HAVE HAD IS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE LOOKING AT NOT JUST THE PARKING NEEDS OF PARKS AND RECREATION BUT TO THE EXTENT WE HAVE SURPLUS. SURFACE. PARKING LOT. WE DON’T WANT TO PRESERVE THAT CONCRETE. WE WANT SPACE FOR WILDLIFE, ESPECIALLY BLUE HERON. AND TO REDUCE THE PARKS DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE FACILITY. REDUCE IS SIZE OF THE PARKING LOT TO MAKE SURE THERE IS MORE GREEN SPACE FOR THE HABITAT AND WORKING WITH YOU, WE HAVE LANGUAGE TRACY WILL WALK US THROUGH WHICH WILL HELP US TO DIRECT PARKS AND RE CREATION TO REDUCE THE PARKING LOT SIZE BY AT LEAST 30% AND WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY GROUPS WHO HAVE TESTIFIED WITH OUR FRIEND PHIL. TO MAKE SURE THAT THE HABITAT IS PART OF THE PLANNING. THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT CAME UP IN THE EVENING MEETING. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN AND SAWANT WHO WERE THERE, AND I, EXPRESSED INTEREST IN THAT. WE ALL KNOW WE NEED MORE HOUSING. WE WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT ON THIS SITE, GIVEN THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY. WE HAVE REALLY LOOKED AT THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF HOUSING WE CAN CREATE. RECOGNIZING IT IS NOT JUST THE UNITS BUT THE QUALITY OF THOSE. WE CONFIRMED AT OUR PRESENTATION ON MAY 21 THAT WE ARE INDEED MAXIMIZING THE NUMBER OF HOMES A ALLOWABLE. WE HEAR THAT CALL. THIRD, WE HEARD THE DESIRE FOR MORE BUSES. AND SCHOOL CAPACITY. THIS IS SOMETHING I KNOW BOTH OF US ARE VERY INTERESTED IN. THE ABILITY IS SOMETHING THAT OUR FRIENDS AT SDOT AND METRO HAVE HEARD. AND WE ALSO HEARD FROM SCHOOLS, SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT THERE IS A PROCESS FOR ADDING THIS ADDITIONAL CAPACITY WORKING WITH US TO ASSESS THOSE NEEDS SO TODAY IS NOT THE END OF THE CONVERSATIONS. FINALLY, WHAT WE HEARD WAS THERE IS A NEED TO MOVE FORWARD. WE SHOULD NOT DELAY ANY FURTHER. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING, THIS CONVERSATION HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR NEARLY 15 YEARS AND MANY OF THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS ADVOCATES AND ALL OF YOU, STAFF HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROPOSAL. MANY OF YOU SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING. SO, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE FRIENDS WHO COME AN TESTIFY NO MATTER YOUR POSITION. I WANT THE SAY THANK YOU TO TRACI WHO HAS BEEN HERE SINCE THE BEGINNING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING WORK TO PROVIDE US WITH ANALYSIS AND I WANT TO SAY A SPECIAL THANK YOU THE KENNY PITTMANMENT WE UNDERSTAND YOU WILL BE RETIRING VERY SOON. THIS WEEK. >>MY OFFICIAL RETIREMENT DATE IS AUGUST, BUT MY LAST DAY IN THE OFFICE IS JUNE 11. THE ARRANGEMENT IS I’M AVAILABLE TO COME BACK. >>WE DO HOPE THAT YOU RETIRE AND GET SOME R AND R. AND THAT THIS WILL BE A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR TENURE AT THE CITY. >>GOING TO DETROIT. >>GOOD, I’LL SEE YOU THERE. I’M GOING IN JULY. DO LET US KNOW. AS YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. LET US KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED. PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO UNDERSTAND THE LENGTH AND THE DEPTH IN WHICH YOU HAVE ENGAGED IN THIS PROJECT. ESPECIALLY OUR FRIENDS WORKING ON THIS A LONG TIME. WITH THAT, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE CITY. >>WANT TO DO INTRODUCTIONS? >>SURE. >>TRACI. >>KENNY. >>EMILY. >>MAX,. >>KETIL. >>WE DON’T HAVE A FORMAL PRESENTATION TO DO TODAY. WE ARE READY TO VOTE. IF YOU ARE READY TO VOTE. I HAVE NOT HEARD ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS. YOUR COLLEAGUES. SO, WE ARE ACTUALLY READY TO WALK YOU THROUGH EACH PIECE OF LEGISLATION IN FRONT OF YOU. THERE IS THREE. ONLY ONE HAS AN AMENDMENT. THE AMENDMENT THAT YOU HAD MENTIONED REGARDING PARKS AND MAINTENANCE. >>THANKS IN ADVANCE. BUT A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS CAME UP FROM EARLIER IN PUBLIC COMMENT. AND WE HEARD FROM MANY PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS BUT I’M WONDERING IF JUST COLLECTIVELY YOU COULD ANSWER THE QUESTIONS. FIRST OF ALL, IS DISCOVERY PARK PRESERVED? ARE WE EATING INTO THE REALM OF DISCOVERY PARK IN THIS PROJECT? IF WE DID NOT GO FORWARD WITH THIS, WHAT DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DO? BECAUSE ONE OF THE ISSUES WE ALL TALKED ABOUT, ESPECIALLY THE LAST 15 YEARS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAID THIS PROPERTY IS TO BE USED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. OR HOUSING IN PARTICULAR. IF WE DIDN’T DO IT, WHAT’S THE FALLBACK? I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE SURE THAT IS REAL CLEAR ON THE RECORD. AND THEN AT THE END OF THE DAY, PARTICULARLY IF THIS AMENDMENT GOES THROUGH, THAT WILL ALLOW US TO PUT MORE TREES IN THE ASPHALTED AREA, WHAT IS THE NET GAIN IN TERMS OF ACREAGE, PARKS, ACREAGE, AND LASTLY, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. BECAUSE, MY GOOD FRIEND COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA TALKED ABOUT HER LAST YEAR-AND-A-HALF. GOODNESS KNOWS THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC MEETINGS WE HAVE ATTENDED PRIOR TO HER BEING HERE. ONE OF THINGS I HAVE HEARD OVER AND OVER IS WHY CAN’T WE USE THIS FOR A SCHOOL? SO I HAVE A COUPLE OF ANSWERS THERE. MAKING SURE THAT IS MOVING FORWARD. I WONDER IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO THAT BRIEFLY AND WE WILL DIVE INTO THE AMENMENTS. >>KENNY, WHY DON’T YOU TALK ABOUT OUR LEASE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? >>AS YOU ARE AWARE, THIS PROPERTY BECAME AVAILABLE TO US IN 2005. SINCE THAT TIME, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BASICALLY BEEN WANTING US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IT. I WOULD SAY THREE OR FOUR YEARS AGO, THEY EXPRESSED A REAL FRUSTRATION ABOUT NOTHING HAPPENING WITH IT. AND AT THAT TIME, THEY WERE LOOKING AT BASICALLY GETTING AN ADVERSE DETERMINATION WHICH WOULD THEN ALLOW THEM TO TAKE THE PROPERTY, MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC TO BE SOLD UNDER THEIR GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PROCESS. WE ENTERED INTO THE LEASE WITH THEM TO CONTINUE TO PRESERVE OUR RIGHTS AND CONTINUE TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU RIGHT NOW WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING, OPEN SPACE. AT THE SITE. AND PARKS DEPARTMENT FACILITY THERE. SO, IF WE HAD NOT MOVED AND THEY HAD ISSUED THAT ADVERSE DETERMINATION, WE WILL HAVE LOST AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP THIS SITE. >>AND WE SAW SOME OF THE PRELIMINARY PLANS THAT WERE OUT THERE LOOKING. AND, THEY WEREN’T AFFORDABLE HOUSING. AND THEY WERE A LOT MORE HOUSING IN AREAS THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN WHAT WE ARE DEVELOPING HERE. AS FAR AS PRESERVING. >>YES. SOME OF THE ORIGINAL, THE ORIGINALLAL PLANS THAT WERE DONE IN 2005, 2007, IT WAS MORE OF A MIXED INCOME COMMUNITY. SO YOU HAD APPROXIMATELY THE SIMILAR AMOUNT OF TOTAL UNITS BUT YOU DID NOT HAVE THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE UNITS THAT YOU HAVE NOW. SO, ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHANGES THAT YOU HAVE WITH THE PLAN IS IT IS MORE FOCUSED ON AFFORDABLE UNITS VERSUS BASICALLY MARKET RATE HOUSING. >>THANK YOU. >>IN THE EVENT THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SOLD THE LAND ON THE MARKET. IF WE CAN’T PREDICT WHAT THE MARKET WOULD DO, IT IS POSSIBLE THEY WOULD BE EXISTING AS SINGLE FAMILY HOMES. SO, PART OF THE ACCESS AS THE LOCAL REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IS THAT WE GET TO PRODUCE A PLAN THAT DELIVERS THIS SITE FOR MULTIPLE PUBLIC BENEFITS INCLUDING NEW PARK SPACES. >>IN OUR LEASE AGREEMENT WE ENTERED INTO WHICH EXPIRES IN DECEMBER OF 2021, WE ACTUALLY HAVE SOME PERFORMANCE MEASURES THAT WE HAVE TO HIT. ONE OF WHICH IS THAT BY JANUARY 1 OF 2020, WE WILL HAVE HAD TO APPLY FLU THE LEGISLATION, FOR THE PROPERTY AND TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF NEGOTIATING CONVEYANCE OF THAT PROPERTY. SO, IF WE DON’T MEET SOME OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD IN FACT STILL DECIDE TO MOVE FORWARD AND TO SELL THE PROPERTY ON THE OPEN MARKET. SO, WE HAVE A TIME LINE HERE BY WHICH, IF WE WANT THE PRESERVE IT FOR THE PURPOSES THAT THE PLAN ARTICULATES. >>AND IF I MAY, I WILL CIRCLE BACK TO THE FIRST QUESTION. WE ARE ADDING TO THE PARK. WE ARE NOT CUTTING INTO IT. WE ARE ADDING 13 ACRES OF RECREATIONAL LAND. SO, THIS IS A GREAT WIN FOR THE COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION TO THE NEEDED HOUSING FACILITIES. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED SPECIFICALLY TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THE QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP TODAY. AND JUST HAVE IT ALL ON THE RECORD IN ONE PLACE. >>LAST TIME WE HAD THE CONVERSATION, WE DID HAVE A SLIDE UP THERE THAT SHOWED WHERE THIS PARCEL IS ADJACENT TO THE EXISTING DISCOVERY PARK. THERE IS A MISPERCEPTION THAT THE HOUSING IS BEING CARVED OUT OF THE EXISTING PARK. WHEN WE ADD 60% OF THE LAND, IT WOULD BE ADJACENT TO THE EXISTING PUBLIC PARK. SO YOU CAN THINK OF THAT AS AN ADD ON. I’M SEEING NODS. I THINK THE LAST QUESTION FROM COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW WAS ABOUT THE SCHOOLS. SO, YOU KNOW, AS I MENTIONED TO THIS COMMITTEE, PREVIOUSLY, WE HEARD A LOT OF COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TO IDENTIFY A PORTION OF THE SITE THAT COULD ACCOMMODATE SCHOOLS. WE WORKED CLOSELY WITH SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WHAT THEY HAVE SAID TO US IS THAT THEY HAVE AN EDUCATIONAL NEED FOR OPEN SPACE, FOR ATHLETIC FIELDS. FOR A SHORTAGE OF ATHLETIC FIELDS AND THE PARTNERSHIP OF PRODUCING ATHLETIC FIELDS THAT ALLOW THAT TO BE A PARCEL THAT IS ACQUIRED DIRECTLY BY SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS A WIN WIN BETWEEN THE JURISDICTIONS. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT. I WANT TO UNDERSCORE WHAT YOU JUST SEED SAID. THIS IS FOLLOWED UP WITH PUBLIC REQUEST. WE HAVE MORE ATHLETIC FIELDS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S REQUEST THAT WE DO THAT. AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE TO THE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT LESLIE HARRIS THAT WE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM. IN NOVEMBER OF 2017 AND I WANT TO UNDERSTAND SCORE AND THANK THE FACT STAFF REACHED OUT AND WAS WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WE ARE STANDING UP TO OUR END OF THE BAR GAUGE. >>WONDERFUL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THOSE QUESTIONS AND THAT CLARIFICATION YOU ALL HAVE PROVIDED. DID YOU WANT TO WALK THROUGH SOME OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS? >>SURE. I PROBABLY SHOULD CORRECT ONE STATEMENT THAT WAS MADE ABOUT THE FACT WE WILL GET ALL OF THIS LAND FOR FREE. FOR THE HOUSING. WE ACTUALLY HAVE GOING TO GET THE LAND FOR THE HOMELESS HOUSING FOR FREE. THE OTHER PIECES WE HAVE TO GO INTO A NEGOTIATED SALE SO WE WILL LIKELY HAVE TO PAY MORE THAN ZERO FOR THAT PROPERTY. FOR SOME, A LOT LESS THAN FULL PRICE. OTHERS WE ARE HOPING TO DO A GOOD JOB IN TERMS OF GETTING A REASONABLE PRICE ON THAT. >>DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD TO THAT? >>NO, JUST TO BREAK DOWN SPECIFICALLY. THIS IS AN ELIGIBLE CONVEYANCE UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IT WILL BE FOR FREE. SELL HELP, THE HOMEOWNER SHIP COMPONENT WE GREW UNDER THIS PLAN AS COMPARED TO THE LAST PLAN IS UP TO 80%. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY ACCESS THAT AT 100% AS WELL THROUGH A PETITION TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. >>80% AND 100% OF WHAT? >>WE COULD GET IT UP TO FREE. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY FREE. WE WILL MAKE A CASE AS TO WHY IT SHOULD BE AND IT IS AN ELIGIBLE CONVEYANCE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. FOR THE GENERAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING WE WILL GO THROUGH NEGOTIATED SALE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. >>GREAT. AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE ARE HAVE TRIED CITY WIDE FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE LAST 20 YEARS IS TO HAVE THE MIXED INCOME. SO THAT WE DON’T END UP HAVING AN AREA WHERE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE, WELL, THAT REALLY ISN’T INCLUSIVE. THAT’S NOT A COMMUNITY WE WANT TO LIVE IN. YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THE BUDGET QUESTION? ONE OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTERS SAID IT WAS WAY TOO HIGH AND WE ARE SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY. >>WHAT I CAN SAY IS JUST ECHOING THE COMMENTS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA IS THAT ACCESSING REDUCED COST OR FREE LAND IS ONE OF THE KEY WAYS THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY REDUCE COST OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE REALLY A STRONG TRACK RECORD OF BUILDING AND INVESTING IN EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING. OUR CITY INVESTMENT GETS LEVERAGED BY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PRIVATE FINANCING AND OTHER PUBLIC DOLLARS AS WELL. IT IS SOMETHING OUR CITY HAS PURSUED AND THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY THAT MAKES IT SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EXPENSIVE TO DEVELOP IN. WE WILL HAVE SOME INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES TO DEAL WITH. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WILL DEAL WITH IN INVESTMENTS ACROSS THE CITY AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE ONLY LOOKING AT COST, BUT REMEMBERING THAT THIS IS REALLY A FAIR HOUSING ISSUE. WE HAVE A FEDERAL OBLIGATION TO AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHER FAIR HOUSING BY PROVIDING HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES IN COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN CLOSED OFF TO LOW INCOME PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. PART OF OUR EQUITY CONSIDERATION IS BALANCING COST IN SOME INSTANCES WITH BROADER PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGAL GOALS. >>VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. THAT IS YOUR USUAL SUCCINCT STATEMENT. I HAVE RECEIVED MANY CALLS FROM CONSTITUENTS IN MAGNOLIA SAYING WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PUT THAT HERE? WHY CAN’T YOU MOVE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE? I WANT TO SAY AS RECENTLY AS YESTERDAY I RECEIVED A CALL THAT SAID THIS ISN’T AN EITHER OR. IT’S AN AND. WE HAVE TO ALLOW US TO BUILD THIS KIND OF A HOUSING TO MAKE IT A PLACE WHERE IT HAS THE VITALITY OF PARKS. ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION. AND IN THAT CORRIDOR, THERE WILL BE I HOPE MANY, MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO BE ABLE TO BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS LIGHT RAIL IS COMING THROUGH. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HEARD WE NEED A LOT MORE HOUSING TO ADDRESS THE PEOPLE ALREADY HERE. LET ALONE THE PEOPLE THAT WANT TO COME. THESE ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE. THEY AR KIDS, GRAND KIDS THAT WANT TO COME BACK AND LIVE. >>AND GRANDPARENTS. >>GREAT. LET’S WALK THROUGH. >>RESOLUTION 31887. ADOPT AND APPROVE APPLICATION FOR SURPLUS FEDERAL PROPERTY INCLUDING A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN. AND THIS IS THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION WITH THE AMENDMENT I HAVE HANDED OUT TO YOU. IT IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE AMENDMENT DISCUSSED AT OUR PREVIOUS COMMITTEE MEETING WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE IN THE LANGUAGE RELATED TO A REDUCTION IN THE PARKING AREA. THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WOULD REDUCE IT BY 30% TO A MINIMUM OF 30%. THAT’S THE ONLY CHANGE TO THIS LANGUAGE. IT IS READY FOR YOU TO MOVE. >>JUST WANT TO READ IT INTO THE RECORD. SO THE COMMUNITY KNOWS. SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION ANALYZED THE FEASIBILITY OF REDUCING THE PARK AREA CONVERTING THIS TO OWN PLACE. SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION DETERMINED THAT IT CAN REDUCE THE PARKING AREA BY A MINIMUM OF 30%. THE INTENT IS TO CONVERT THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE PARKING LOT TO OPEN SPACE, 100 FEET APPROXIMATELY. BUT THE EXACT CONFIGURATION WILL BE DETERMINED BY CIRCUMSTANCE LIEUUATION AND DRAINAGE CONSTRAINTS. WE WILL CONSULT WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS WITH DEVELOPMENT OF THE OPEN SPACE AT THIS LOCATION. VERY EXCITED WE WERE ABLE TO WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND THIS CAME UP AT THE SEATTLE CHANNEL DEBATE. HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH PHIL AND FRIENDS AS WE GO THROUGH THIS EFFORT. ANYTHING TO ADD TO THAT? OKAY. LET’S DO THAT. LET’S MOVE AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION 31887 AS PRESENTED ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERS. ANY COMMENTS? >>JUST TO BE CLEAR, THAT IS AN AMENDMENT TO ATTACHMENT ONE. >>OKAY. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. NOBODY OPPOSE. IT HAS BEEN AMENDED. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE US MOVE THIS SECTION FORWARD? >>YOU WANT TO MOVE THE SUBSTITUTE. ATTACHMENT ONE. >>SUB CONSTITUTING VERSION THREE FOR VERSION TWO. ALL IN FAVOR AYE? NOBODY OPPOSED. NOW I WOULD LIKE TO UNLESS YOU HAVE OTHER COMMENTS, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FINAL COMMITTEE VOTE ON 31887 AS AMENDED. ALL IN FAVOR? AYE. NOBODY OPPOSED. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS PASSAGE AN ADOPT OF 31887 AS AMENDED AND THIS WILL BE SENT TO OUR FULL COUNCIL ON JUNE 10. FOR THE CITY COUNCIL’ FINAL CONSIDERATION. GREAT. WE SHOULD MOVE ONTO COUNCIL BILL 119510 WHICH IS ITEM NUMBER 9 ON OUR AGENDA. >>THIS BILL WOULD REZONE A THIRD OF THE AREA FROM LOW RISE TO M1. WALK UP APARTMENTS. GROUND RELATED HOUSING LIKE TOWNHOUSES. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT IT DOES. BY WAY OF REMINDER, COUNCIL TOOK ACTION ON THE UNDERLYING POLICY HERE SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THERE IS IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, A DOCUMENT CALLED THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP. THAT IS ESSENTIALLY THE POLICY MAP THAT THE ZONING MAP IS BASED ON. THAT POLICY MAP SHOWS ZONING IN THIS AREA CURRENTLY. >>GREAT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS? WE HAVE DONE THE BRIEFING ON ALL THREE REPEATEDLY. IF THERE IS ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, KETIL. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE PASSAGE OF 119510. AMENDING PAGES 52 OF THE OFFICIAL LAND USE MAP TO RESIN PROPERTY AT THE FORT LAWTON ARMY RESERVE CENTER. ANY COMMENTS? ALL IN FAVOR OF PASSAGE OF BILL 119510 VOTE AYE. ANY OPPOSED? VOTE NO. NOBODY OPPOSE. THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE FULL COMMITTEE WILL RECOMMEND PASSAGE OF THIS ON JUNE 10. WITH THIS COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION. LET’S MOVE ONTO THE FINAL ONE. THIS WILL BE COUNCIL BILL 119535. WHICH IS ITEM NUMBER 10. >>THIS WOULD AUTHORIZE THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MULTIPURPOSE ACCESS TO APPRENTICESHIPLETTIC FIELDS AT FORT LAWTON. >>APPRECIATE YOUR CLARIFICATION ON COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW’S QUESTIONS EARLIER SO WE COULD BE CLEAR ON THIS COUNCIL IN EXCITE TEE AND COMMUNITY ABOUT THE PROCESS BY WHICH WE HAVE MOVED FORWARD PER RECOMMENDATION OF THE SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH THE PLAY FIELDS AND AGAIN, I WANT TO UNDERSCORE OR APPRECIATION FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S ONGOING ENGAGEMENT WITH US AND THE COMMUNITY AS THEY CONTINUE TO HEAR OR SEE OR ANALYZE THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOOL SPACE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM AS EDUCATION, ESPECIALLY EARLY LEARNING IS A HUGE PRIORITY OF ALL OF OURS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE KIDS HAVE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION FROM BIRTH THROUGH GRADUATION AND ALSO FOR OUR SENIORS THAT WILL BE THERE. ONGOING ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS AS WELL. WILL BE PART OF I THINK WHAT THE COMMUNITY ENVISIONS IN SOME OF THE COMMUNITY SPACE CREATED. SO, VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS? >>A HUGE THANKS. >>I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND PASSAGE OF 119535. AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT SETTING FORTH THE TERMS OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE SEATTLE THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THE SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER ONE AND THE FORT LAWTON AREANY RESERVE CENTER. ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR OF PASSAGE OF 119535 VOTE AYE. ANYBODY OPPOSE? NOBODY OPPOSE. THIS MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY AND THE COMMITTEE WILL RECOMMEND PASSAGE AT THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING ON JUNE 10. THAT CONCLUDES OUR FORT LAWTON SECTION OF THE AGENDA TODAY. AND, I ALREADY SAID THANK YOU TO YOUR INCREDIBLE TENURE, KENNY PITTMAN. THANKS FOR BEING HERE WITH US. TRACI, THANKS, KETIL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CENTRAL STAFF WORK. HO LONG? [ INAUDIBLE ] >>GREAT. >>YEARS. >>HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON THIS? >>I’M PRETTY NEW TOO, ONLY THREE YEARS. >>ONLY THREE YEARS. >>NEARLY 15. >>EMILY, THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE TEAM, I HAVE BEEN WITH YOU LATE NIGHTS. I APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE. THE ANALYSIS AND THE TENACITY TO KEEP RESPONDING TO THE NEWEST REQUESTS AN CHANGES. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTNITY FOR US TO SHOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE PUT PUBLIC SPACE TO THE BEST PUBLIC USE. ANY PARTING WORDS ON YOUR BEHALF? >>I JUST WANT TO SAY, I REALLY APPRECIATED WORKING ON THIS PROJECT. I HAVE BEEN ON IT A LITTLE OVER 12 YEARS. BUT, ALSO, I WANT TO SAY THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SITTING AT THIS TABLE THAT GOT US TO THIS POINT. AND I WANT TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION TO THEM AND MY APPRECIATION WORKING WITH TRACY. WE GO BACK TO OUR DAYS IN OLYMPIA. >>NOT ON THIS ISSUE. >>NOT ON THIS ISSUE. >>BY I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. >>THANK YOU. >>I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE THAT IS HERE. THEY PROVIDED US WITH EXCELLENT ADVICE AND I’M GLAD WE HAVE GOTTEN IT TO THIS POINT. >>THANK YOU DIRECTOR WALKER. THANK YOU TO YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. VERY EXCITED TO WORK WITH ALL OF YOU. WE WILL SEE MANY OF YOU IN FULL COUNCIL CHAMBERS JUNE 10. JUST MONDAY COMING UP. THERE’S THREE PIECES OF LEGISLATION WE WILL BE ADVANCING FOR THE FULL LEGISLATION. I WANT TO THANK ONE MORE PERSON AND THAT WOULD BE ERIN HOUSE. I APPRECIATE ALL OF HER WORK ON BEHALF OF OUR OFFICE AND THE COUNCIL AS A WHOLE. SO, THANK YOU ALL. >>THANK YOU. >>>I WOULD APPLAUD, BUT, YOU KNOW. WE HAVE TO KEEP MOVING. SO LET’S GO AHEAD AND AS WE SAID EARLIER, WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM 12 FIRST THEN WE WILL COME BACK TO ITEM 11. IF YOU COULD READ INTO THE RECORD 12? >>ADDENDA ITEM 12, COUNCIL BILL 119531. ORDINANCE RELATED TO HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. >>DO YOU MIND JUST DOING THAT ONE MORE TIME? I THINK THE MICROPHONE MAY HAVE BEEN OFF. YOU’RE GOOD? JUST TO REITERATE FOR FOLKS I THINK THEY COULD HEAR ON SEATTLE CHANNEL. ITEM 12 RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE PLAN. I WILL REFER TO THIS AS OUR GUIDING DOCUMENT, OUR MORAL COMPASS FOR THE OFFICE OF HOUSING FUNDING. >>COULD YOU TURN OFF THE RED BLINKER? >>WE WILL ADD SOME TIME. HOW MUCH TIME ARE WE GIVING THIS? WE WILL GIVE THIS 30 MINUTES A REMIND TORE FOLKS, WE EXTENDED THIS COMMITTEE MEETING UNTIL 12:00 TODAY. BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO MORE MEATY TOPICS TO COVER. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. THANKS FOR JOINING US, AS FOLKS KNOW, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD IS AN ALTERNATE TO THIS COMMITTEE AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE YOU HERE TODAY. SO, 12th ITEM ON THE AGENDA. DO YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF REAL QUICK? WE HAVE A PRETTY LENGTHY WALK THROUGH OF SOME OF THE ITEMS HERE. >>TRACY RATZLIF. >>EMILY ALVARADO. >>THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT OVER A YEAR. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REALLY THRILLED THAT WE HAVE DONE SOME TREMENDOUS WORK ON CITY COUNCIL. MAKING SURE MORE PUBLIC LAND IS AVAILABLE. TO PLUG BUDGET HOLES AND PRESERVE THE LAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. MANY OF OUR PARTNERS HAVE SAID THAT IS GREAT BUT WE NEED REVENUE AND POLICY DIRECTION TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY ASSETS THAT WE ARE PUTTING ON OUR PRIORITY LISTS. FOR THOSE AT MOST RISK FOR DISPLACEMENT. DOING SO IN A WAY THAT BUILDS UNITY. AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO JUST CALL THIS SEATTLE HOUSING’S MORAL COMPASS DOCUMENT. THIS IS AN UPDATE THAT HAPPENS EVERY TWO YEARS, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO RECALIBRATE HOW WE ADMINISTER HOUSING NEEDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THIS IS UPDATING THE 2019 AND 2020 OFFICE OF HOUSING PROGRAM PRIORITIES. THIS PLAN REALLY HELPS US TO DICTATE HOW WE WILL BE USING HOUSING LEVY FUNDS, AS WELL AS OTHER FUNDING SOURCES. MY OFFICE HAS HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE GROUND LEVEL. ORGANIZATIONS LED. LABOR PARTNERS WHO BUILD HOUSING IN SEATTLE AND WHO HAVE HAD EXTENSIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM. BASED ON THOSE, WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO BE ROLLING OUT NOT JUST THE PROPOSAL AS IT CAME DOWN WHICH WAS GREAT. THANK YOU EMILY AND ALL THE WORK YOU GUYS HAVE DONE LEADING UP TO THIS POINT. BUT ALSO INCLUDES A NUMBER OF KEY PROVISIONS BASED ON WHAT OUR OFFICE HAS HAD WITH COMMUNITY. I WILL FLAG FOUR OF THEM. THE FOUR I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FOR FOLKS I WANT TO GIVE HUGE CREDIT TO THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND ERIN HOUSE WHO HAS CREATED AMENMENTS, YOU GUYS HAVE BOTH BEEN GREAT. THE FIRST, SUPPORTING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND OUR SURPLUS LAND DISPOSITION POLICIES, MAKING SURE WE PRIORITIZE COMMUNITY DRIVEN PROJECTS. THE SECOND ONE, I’M EXCITED TO HIGHLIGHT HERE, IS AN ONGOING EFFORT FROM THE OFFICE OF HOUSING BUT WE ARE REALLY ELEVATING IT IN THIS PROPOSAL AND GIVING IT A LITTLE MORE MEAT. RELATE TODAY THE COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICY PROPOSING TO UPDATE OUR CURRENT PRACTICES AND PRIORITIZE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THROUGH A HOLISTIC LENS LOOKING AT HISTORIC TIES TO NEIGHBORHOODS AS WE CREATE NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THE THIRD AREA IS CREATING MORE RESOURCES FOR ACQUISITION. ACQUIRING EXISTING BUILDINGS IS BEING SEEN MORE AND MORE AS AN AFFORDABLE WAY FOR US TO GET AFFORDABLE HOUSING ONLINE QUICKER. WE HEARD FROM OUR PARTNERS THE HIGH COST OF LAND AND CONSTRUCTION CAN BE PROHIBITIVE AND SOMETIMES IT IS MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO ACQUIRE EXISTING BUILDINGS. AND WE ARE WORKING TOWARD A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND I HAVE SOME SHARED INTEREST IN THAT. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE OFFICE OF HOUSING WORKING CLOSELY WITH US. AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT INVESTMENTS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING WE TALK ABOUT THE PRICE TAG. I REALLY WANT US TO FOCUS ON NOT JUST WHAT THE COST IS, BUT HOW MUCH DOLLARS ARE LEVERAGED WHEN WE BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING. FEDERAL DOLLARS, NOT TO FOCUS ON THE NUMBER OF UNITS BUT THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WE ARE HOUSING. IT IS NOT 300 OR 350,000 FOR EACH OF THESE UNITS. THAT’S NOT THE AMOUNT COMING FROM THE CITY. IT IS MUCH, MUCH LESS THAN THAT. YOU SAID AROUND 30,000 OR SO. 30 TO 40,000 WAS COMING FROM THE CITY’S PORTION. >>A LITTLE HIGHER ON AVERAGE. >>>NEXT WEEK, WE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL. WE WILL HAVE A SUBSTITUTE BILL. IF WE ARE ABLE TO PASS IT, BRING TO THE FULL COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION, POTENTIAL VOTE. JUNE 24. I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH ALL OF YOU ON THESE. SO TRACY, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THIS? YOGA AWES GREAT MEMO WE WOULD WALK THROUGH. >>IT IS A VERY LENGTHILY MEMO. IT INCLUDES THE ISSUES AND OPTIONS IDENTIFIED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. PUBLIC COMMENT, STAFF INPUT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE, I CAN START TO WALK THROUGH THE VARIOUS ISSUES. AND, I CAN BE AS BRIEF. I WILL BE MINDFUL OF THE 30 MINUTES. I TALK FAST. BUT I DON’T WANT TO TALK SO FAST YOU ARE NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT I’M TRYING TO TELL YOU. SO YOU NEED TO TELL ME IF I’M GOING TOO SLOW OR TOO FAST. WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF DOCUMENTS IN FRONT OF YOU. WE HAVE THE ORDINANCE THAT WOULD ADOPT BOTH THE ANF PLAN, THE 2016 LEVY PLAN. WHICH ACTUALLY, THE ANF PLAN REALLY IS INCLUDING THE FUNDING FOR THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS. IT IS A BRIEFER DOCUMENT. THE REAL NEED MEAT OF THE POLICIES IS EXHIBIT B. SO, YOU REALLY HAVE THE THREE DOCUMENTS IN FRONT OF YOU. YOU WILL SEE APPLY TO ONE OF THOSE THREE DOCUMENTS. SO, STARTING OFF, LOOKING AT HE FIRST ISSUE, WHICH HAS TO DO WITH CAPACITY BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS, THIS IS SOMETHING COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA EXPRESSED INTEREST IN. THEY DO COMMIT TO WORKING WITH COMMUNITY BASED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE CULTURALLY RELEVANT. PARTICULARLY IN AREAS OF HIGH RISK OF DISPLACEMENT. RAINIER BEACH, BITTER LAKE. HOW SOME ORGANIZATIONS DON’T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO UNDERTAKE THE WORK OF DEVELOPING AND OPERATING HOUSING. THAT IS QUITE A SPECIFIC TYPE OF ACTIVITY. THE FIRST OPTION IS TO ADD LANGUAGE. SO, THAT WE CAN ASSIST THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO BECOME DEVELOPERS AND OPERATORS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, SO THE FIRST OPTION IS TO INCLUDE THAT. ALMOST INTENT LANGUAGE REALLY. THAT IS THE FIRST. THE SECOND WOULD BE TO NOT ADD THE LANGUAGE. >>THIS IS VERY EXCITING HEARING. ANYBODY WATCHING, WE ARE FOLLOWING ALONG WITH THE CENTRAL STAFF MEMO FROM JUNE 4. WE ARE ON IDENTIFIED ISSUES NUMBER ONE. CAPACITY BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND I BELIEVE ARE THE ONLY COUNCILMEMBERS SO FAR TO SUGGEST POSSIBLE AMENDMENTS. I WILL HAVE EACH OF US SPEAK TO THOSE AND FOLKS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS OR IDEAS CHIME IN AS WELL. I’LL CHIME IN ON THIS TO ADD REALLY, IN REVIEWING THE PLAN, TALKING ABOUT PAST WORK, AND HOW WE CAN BEST ACCESS THE SURPLUS PROPERTY WE HAVE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE úDISPOSITION POLICIES WE PASSED LAST YEAR, WE HAVE CONSTANTLY HEARD AN INTEREST, AMONG ORGANIZATIONS, PARTICULARLY IN THOSE IN NEIGHBORHOODS EXPERIENCING HIGH LEVELS OF DISPLACEMENT THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS GREAT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT SELF-DETERMINATION AND DIRECTION AND THE TYPE OF HOUSING THAT CAN BE CREATED WHEN PEOPLE HAVE THE SITE CONTROL. I OFTEN USE EL CENTRO AS AN EXAMPLE BECAUSE OF THE ART ON THE BUILDINGS ENCOMPASSING THE PLAZA. THIS IS TRULY A PLACE FOR COMMUNITY AND CREATED PUBLIC SPACE. SO, THIS AMENDMENT OUTLINED IN OPTION A IS AN EFFORT FOR US TO EXPAND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. RECOGNIZING THAT THERE IS A NEED CAPACITY BUILDING. THIS IS A TIE-IN WITH OUR EQUITABLE INITIATIVE ON THE FRONT LINE OF ANTIDISPLACEMENT WORK. >>GREAT. AND DO WE JUST KEEP GOING? >>KEEP GOING. NO MORE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. >>WOULD YOU JUST EXPLAIN, I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH WHERE WE ARE GOING WITH THIS. BUT, HOW DO WE MAKE THE DECISION? WHAT ARE WE THINKING IN TERMS OF WHO GETS THE MONEY? WILL THAT BE FLESHED OUT LATER ON? HOW DO WE DO THIS? >>SO THIS WILL ONLY BE A WHEREAS IN THE LEGISLATION. NOT COMMITTING ANY FUNDS AT THIS POINT. WE HAVE AN UPCOMING BUDGET PROCESS THAT MIGHT ALLOW FOR THAT. IF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS HAD A DESIRE TO FOLLOW IT UP WITH ACTUAL BUDGET PROPOSAL. BUT THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PARTICULAR ITEM. >>I WANT TO MAKE SURE COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN IS BROUGHT BACK INTO THIS CONVERSATION. THE EDI, HE IS VERY INTERESTED IN IT AND WE WILL HAVE IN MY COMMON SENSE COMMITTEE NEXT WEEK, A CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS. >>AS A RECITAL ON THE COUNCIL BILL, IT IS UNDERSCORING THE COMMITMENT THAT ALREADY EXISTS IN THE HOUSING POLICIES. SO, THEORETICALLY, IT DOES NOT, IT WOULD BE UP TO THE OFFICE OF HOUSING TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION BUT THEORETICALLY, THE HOUSING COULD PROPOSE SOMETHING TO FULFILL BOTH ITS COMMITMENT AS WELL AS THE RECITAL. >>HOW ABOUT, WELL, IT COULD COME AS AN EXECUTIVE REQUEST IN THE BUDGET PROCESS. THAT’S NOT WHAT WE EXPECT HERE. THIS IS UST TRYING TO SEDATE THE NEED. THEY COULD. THEORETICALLY, IT MIGHT COME FROM ONE OF YOU. SO, JUST TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. YEP. >>THANK YOU FOR UNDERSCORING THAT AND FOR ASKING THE QUESTION. MY INTENT HERE IS TO MAKE THIS ACTIONABLE. THIS IS NOT A LOFTY GOAL THAT WE SHOULD PUT OUT THERE AND MAYBE REVISIT THREE YEARS FROM NOW. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS A HUGE PRIORITY FOR US. AND, I THINK IS SHARED BY THE COUNCIL. SO, LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU. >>THIS IS THE ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE OFFICE OF HOUSING. >>POINT WELL TAKEN. WE WILL LOOK TO SEE IF WE CAN GET SOMETHING IN THE BUDGET THAT REFLECTS THIS. >>MOVING TO ISSUE NUMBER TWO. THIS HAS TO DO WITH FUNDING, AFFIRMATIVE MARKETING, AS WE JUST HEARD. THERE ARE MORE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS. THE NEW ABILITY TO PROPOSE COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICY. THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION INVOLVES A VARIETY OF FORMATS. AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW O SUBMIT APPLICATIONS. THERE CAN BE STRONG COMMITMENTS TO THE COMMUNITY. REACHING COMMUNITIES ABOUT THAT NEW PROCESS. SO, ADDITIONAL FUNDING COULD ASSIST THEM. SO, THIS OPTION A, WOULD ADD LANGUAGE TO PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE INTENTION TO IMPLEMENT THE AFFIRMATIVE MARKETING. QUICKLY. THIS IS AN AREA WE HAVE HEARD A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INTEREST WHERE AREAS WE SEE NEW DEVELOPMENT OCCURRING ARE ABLE TO BENEFIT FROM THAT DEVELOPMENT. AS WE THINK ABOUT FOR EXAMPLE, THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE TO CREATE MORE AFFORDABLE UNITS AND MIXED INCOME UNITS. THINK ABOUT THE WONDERFUL PLACES LIKE YESLER TERRACE. AND MAKE SURE THE FOLKS HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO COME BACK. THE CONDITION SEPTEMBER IS SIMILAR. IF YOU AFFIRMATIVELY MARKET OR PROVIDE A COMMUNITY PREFERENCE IN AREAS WHERE THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION ARE ABLE TO WORK WITH A COMMUNITY THAT HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN THERE. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT USING COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE GENERATIONS ARE ABLE TO STAY IN PLACE. THIS ACKNOWLEDGES WE NEED TO IDENTIFY FUNDING IN OUR 2020 BUDGET.>>I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AS YOUR CRANKY FINANCE CHAIR, THAT WE HAVE A 2020 BUDGET. WE WILL BE IN THE SECOND YEAR OF BUDGET THAT WE HAVE ALREADY PASSED. SO WE WILL HAVE TO FIND ADDITIONAL MONEY TO DO THIS OR WE HAVE TO DISCIPLINE OURSELVES WHICH WE ARE NOT REALLY GOOD AT. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WE MAYBE WANT TO PUT HERE. >>AND I APPRECIATE THAT. I KNOW YOU HAVE A CHALLENGING TASK AHEAD. WE ALL DO. >>THE CRANKY FINANCE CHAIR. >>YOU ARE THE NICEST CRANKY FINANCE CHAIR I HAVE MET. I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE WORK OF THE EXECUTIVE. THIS IS PART OF THE PROPOSAL I THINK SHE ALSO UNDERSCORED INTEREST IN, IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE YOU AFENDED COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT PARTNERSHIP. THERE IS A CHANCE THIS COULD BE POTENTIALLY ROLLED IN. NO PROMISES. I’M NOT PUTTING ANY WORDS IN ANYBODY’S MOUTH BUT I THINK THERE IS SOME SHARED INTEREST BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THE SEVENTH FLOOR. >>AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT. BECAUSE, IF THE MAYOR RECOGNIZES AND WE ARE SIGNALING TO HER THIS IS IMPORTANT TO THE COUNCIL. WHEN SHE IS DEVELOPING HER BUDGET TO INCLUDE THIS, WE SAY THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH US. >>QUESTION FOR EMILY. >>A LITTLE CLOSER. >>AS IT RELATES TO THE FUNDING PIECE. CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW YOU WOULD SEE FUNDING SPECIFICALLY FOR THE COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICIES BEING USED BY NONPROFIT HOUSING PROVIDERS? HOW I RECALL THAT SOME OF THE ANALYSIS WE HAVE SEEN DEMONSTRATE IT IS COMMUNITY PREFERENCES WOULD BE DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY. DEPENDENT ON A CENSUS BASED ANALYSIS WITH SOME OF THE FUNDING BE USED TO HELP THEM DO THAT. >>SO, FIRST OF ALL, YEAH. MAYOR DURKAN’S EXECUTIVE ORDER WAS ADVANCING THE POLICIES AND PART OF THE WORK IS THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WE WILL BE BUILDING GUIDELINES TO HELP FLESH OUT WHAT COMMUNITY PREFERENCE MIGHT LOOK LIKE AS COMMUNITY BASED DEVELOPERS PROPOSED PUTTING COMMUNITY PREFERENCE IN THEIR DEVELOPMENTS. PART OF THAT GUIDELINE PROCESS WE WILL BE LOOKING AT WHAT IS NECESSARY FROM AN IMPLEMENTATION. WE MAY LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WOULD NEED TO IMPLEMENT THIS EFFECTIVELY. I COULD HYPOTHESIZE, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT, PEOPLE WILL PUT ADDITIONAL ATTENTION BOTH ON THE MARKETING SIDE AND THE PREFERENCE SIDE THAT COULD LOOK LIKE TARGETED MARKETING TOWARD COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN DISPLACED. TARGETED OUTREACH. AND, WORK COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS WHO ALREADY WORK WITH COMMUNITY WHO RESIDE THERE AND HAVE BEEN DISPLACED THINKING OF SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS OR FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS. AND FIGURING OUT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO HAVE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN HOUSING DEVELOPERS AND THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO GET THEM PREPARED TO APPLY WHEN THE PREFERENCE IS PUT IN PLACE. I THINK THAT KIND OF OUTREACH MARKETING AND PARTNERSHIP. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO SIGNIFICANT DATA WORK INTERNALLY TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES WITH INTERNAL ANALYSIS. THE CITY WILL BE PROVIDING THAT. >>THAT’S THE WORK WE WILL DO THROUGH THE GUIDELINE PROCESS. AND THE HOPE IS THEY GET TO A PLACE WHERE THEY LOWERED SIGNIFICANTLY THE BARRIERS AND WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. >>THAT’S HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND. AND ALSO, I HAVE ASKED THIS QUESTION BEFORE. I DON’T KNOW IF I ASKED IT PUBLICLY. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT COMMUNITY PREFERENCES CAN BE USED NOT ONLY BY NONPROFITS WHO ARE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH CITY DOLLARS BUT IT CAN ALSO BE USED BY MARKET RATE DEVELOPERS WHO ARE, WHO HAVE MHA SET ASIDE. AND MFTE. IS THAT CORRECT? >>I THINK ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. I THINK IT IS PROBABLY, AND YOU MAY WANT TO TALK TO THE CITY ATTORNEY ON THIS ONE. BUT IT IS PROBABLY AN ISSUE OF RISK AND RISK ASSESSMENT. AGAIN, WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO CAREFULLY BALANCE WORKING WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT. TO THE EXPENT THERE ARE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH PRIVATE DEVELOPERS, THAT IS WORTH THE EXPLORATION. >>ITEM THREE HAS TO DO WITH THE AFFIRMATIVE MARKETING COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICIES. THIS WOULD JUST SIMPLY ADD TEMP LANGUAGE, THIS CAME FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT JUST WANTED TO LIFT UP THE FACT THAT THE OH HAS A COMMITMENT TO AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING TO ADDRESS PAST POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF DISCRIMINATION INCLUDING GOVERNMENT ACTIONS. IT WOULD BE TO ADD THE INTENT LANGUAGE AT THE BEGINNING. >>SO, THE ADD ON, IT IS NOT A DIFFERENT SUBJECT? >>THIS IS AN ADD ON. AND I WILL STRIKE THE WORD JUST FROM THAT COMMENT. BECAUSE, I THINK TO OUR POINT EARLIER, LANGUAGE DOES MATTER. RIGHT? AND OUR COMMUNIY PARTNERS HAVE IDENTIFIED THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO REITERATE WHY WE DO THIS. THE COLOR OF LAW BOOK TALKS ABOUT HOW PUBLIC POLICIES ARE REALLY THE VEHICLE THAT PUT INTO PLACE RACIST RED LINING. RACE RESTRICTIVE COVERAGE AND ZONING. WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS UNDO THAT PAST BEHAVIOR AND LAW CREATED BY POLICYMAKERS. WE WANT TO FIX THAT, THAT IS PART OF WHAT WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND SCORE. >>GREAT. THANK YOU. >>MOVING TO ISSUE NUMBER 4. ADDRESSING DISPLACEMENT. SO THE PROPOSED POLICIES ON PUBLICLY OWNED PROGRAMS PRIORITIZE HOUSING PROJECTS THAT ADVANCE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND PROJECTS PROPOSED FOR HIGH RISK OF DISPLACEMENT. MODIFYING THIS LANGUAGE, TO GIVE ADDED CONSIDERATION TO PROJECTS THAT ARE RECEIVING EDI FUNDING. SO, THE OPTION BEFORE YOU WOULD ADD THAT LANGUAGE INTO THE RENTAL HOUSING AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLICLY OWNED SITES. >>GREAT. SO, THIS IS AN AMENDMENT THAT SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT, THE POLICY AS WE PASSED LAST YEAR RECOGNIZING THAT OBTAINING LAND IS A MAJOR HURDLE IN CASES LIKE CHILD CARE AND HEALTH CARE. THIS IS INTENDED TO STRENGTHEN THE CITY’S COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING THESE PROJECTS BY PRIORITIZING CITY OWNED LAND WHEN AVAILABLE. >>SO, THE EXISTING LANGUAGE TALKS ABOUT THE WHAT. ADVANCING EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND WHAT YOU ARE ADDING IS THE WHO. >>I WANT TO SAY FOR THE RECORD, I WILL KEEP SAYING EVERY SINGLE PROJECT THAT THE CITY HAS THE ABILITY TO TOUCH, FUND, OR PROMOTE SHOULD ALWAYS BE INCLUDING CHILD CARE. THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO PEPPER THE COMMITMENTS THROUGHOUT. >>AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR SENIORS. >>YES. >>INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMMING. >>MOVING ONTO ISSUE 5. THE CURRENT ANF PLAN AUTHORIZES THE USE OF UP TO $30 MILLION IN EXISTING LEVEE RESOURCE PROGRAM FUNDS FOR SHORT TERM LOANS FOR THE STRATEGIC ACQUISITION OF LAND AND BUILDINGS FOR LOW INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OR PRESERVATION. IT IS WOULD REMOVE THE $30 MILLION CAP AND ALLOW THEM TO PROVIDE UP TO $30 MILLION OF OUTSTANDING LONES AT ANY ONE TIME. AS SOON AS THEY BEGIN TO BE REPAID, OH WOULD BE ABLE TO LOAN OUT UP TO ANOTHER $30 MILLION. OF FUNDING. THERE ARE SEVERAL UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO OCCUPY BUILDINGS THAT HAVE FEDERAL SUBSIDIES THAT COVER THE RENT FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. THE ACQUISITION OF OCCUPIED BUILDINGS IS A PRIORITY FOR THE ACQUISITION AND PRESERVATION PROGRAM. AND ACQUIRING THESE WILL RESULT IN THE PRESERVATION OF THIS HOUSING AND THE RETENTION OF THE SUBSIDIES. OH RECOMMENDS WE MODIFY THE LANGUAGE TO PROVIDE LOANS FOR THIS LIMITED TYPE OF ACQUISITION THAT MAY ARISE THAT WOULD NOT BE PERMITTED DUE TO FUNDING LIMITS. SO, THE OPTION IN FRONT OF YOU WOULD ACTUALLY ADD SOME LANGUAGE TO THIS PROGRAM TO MAKE LOANS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF ONE OR MORE BUILDINGS AND EXCLUDE SUCH LOANS FROM THE $30 MILLION CAP FOR THEIR PROGRAM. >>THANK YOU. WE HEARD FROM AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS THIS GIVES US FLEXIBILITY. THIS JUST ENHANCES THAT COMMITMENT. >>FOR VERY SPECIFIC PURPOSES WHICH IS REALLY GOOD. >>GREAT. >>>MOVING TO ISSUE NUMBER, OH, SORRY. >>I’M JUST LOVING THAT SMILE OVER THERE. LIKE YES, THIS IS A GOOD THING. >>MOVING TO ISSUE SIX. THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE COLOCATION OF COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SPECIFIC TO COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S REQUEST FOR CHILD CARE AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. IT DOES TALK ABOUT FACILITY THAT’S INCLUDE COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND THE COUNCILMEMBER WOULD LIKE TO ADD SPECIFICALLY IN CHILD CARE AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES INTO THAT LANGUAGE. >>AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK TO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW’S POINT EARLIER, HUMAN SERVICES OBVIOUSLY INCLUDES OUR FRIENDS WHO ARE IN THE AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES WORLD. SO, AS WE THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE REALLY EXCITING HOUSING, THE OFFICE OF HOUSING HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN, YOU THINK OF COMMUNITY SPACE, ADULT EDUCATION CLASSROOMS, AND EMPHASIZING WHERE WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH CHILD CARE AND ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES. THEY WOULD LOVE TO BE MORE COLOCATED WHERE THEIR COMMUNITY IS. AND, INCREASE ACCESS. I KNOW IT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN, NO MATTER WHO IS AT THE TABLE IN THE FUTURE, THIS WILL BE HELPFUL. >>IF I COULD JUST ADD THE PHYSICAL DESIGN OF THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT, AS WE TALK ABOUT SERVICES, REALLY CRITICAL AS ACCESS TO THE BUILDINGS. SO THAT IF SOMEONE IS IN A WHEELCHAIR, IF THERE IS A SIX PAGE THRESHOLD, IT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT AS TO THINKING IF I AM MOBILITY CHALLENGED, HOW DO I GET IN? AS WE COULD, THINKING ABOUT THIS, THE SERVICES ARE CRITICAL BUT I’M MORE AND MORE AWARE OF THE NEED TO HAVE GOOD UNIVERSAL DESIGN. >>FOR STROLLERS, WALKERS, AND WHEELCHAIRS. NUMBER SIX. >>NUMBER SEVEN. >>OH, YES. >>MOVING ONTO THE HOUSING FIRST APPROACH. >>BEFORE WE MOVE ON, I’M WONDERING IF WE COULD TAKE A PAUSE TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ANR HOUSING POLICY SAYS ABOUT OUR FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR HOUSING FOR OUR AGING POPULATIONS. >>SO, WE HAVE THREE KEY POPULATION PRIORITIES FOR OUR HOUSING FUNDS. AND THOSE ARE SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. AND LOW WAGE WORKING PEOPLE. IT IS OBVIOUS THOSE ARE BROAD CATEGORIES AND THERE IS NOT MUCH MORE SPECIFICITY ABOUT THE SUB OPTIONS, REALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT THE PROJECTS THAT SUPPORT PARTICULAR SUB POPULATIONS COME OUT THROUGH THE FUNDING ROUND. AND SO, THERE IS A BIT OF NUANCE BETWEEN THE POLICY AND GUIDANCE. AND THEN, THE AWARDING OF FUNDS AND THE PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN ORBEDDER TO MAKE INVESTMENTS. AND SO, IF YOU LOOK BACK ON A SEVERAL YEAR PERIOD, YOU SEE A BALANCEOVER PROJECTS. IN ONLY THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE HAVE MADE SEVERAL INVESTMENTS IN SENIOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. AT NORTH HAVEN. FILIPINO COMMUNITY, VILLAGE, IN SOUTHEAST SEATTLE, SERVING VARIOUS POPULATIONS. AND WE KNOW EVEN AMONG OUR INTENTS TO APPLY RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A PROJECT THAT WOULD SERVE LGBTQ SENIORS. IN CAPITOL HILL, THERE IS AN INTENT TO APPLY FROM A SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT SO WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH COMMUNITY FOR THEM TO BRING THEIR OWN COMMUNITY DRIVEN PROJECTS WHICH SERVE MULTIPLE POPULATIONS. BUT THE ANF PLAN IS MORE BROWED IN ITS APPROACH. >>WHAT I HEAR YOU SAYING IS WE HAVE EXPRESSED TO THE PROVIDERS THAT SERVING OUR AGING POPULATION IS A PRIORITY. BUT, OUR ABILITY TO FUND THOSE PROJECTS IS REALLY DRIVEN BY THOSE APPLICATIONS THAT WE RECEIVE. AND, WE ARE LEAVING IT TO THEM TO DETERMINE WHAT THE PRIORITY PROJECTS ARE THAT ARE FOR THE BROADER COMMUNITY TO BRING FORWARD TO US. DO WE EVER LOOK TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE GETING THE RIGHT MIX AND DO SOMETHING TO TRY TO ENCOURAGE MORE OF A TYPE OF PROJECT? I’M HEARING WE SHOULD BE FUNDING MORE SENIOR PROJECTS BASICALLY. AND IF WE ARE, I TRUST OUR NONPROFIT PROVIDER HAVES THEIR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF WHAT THE NEED IS FOR HOUSING PRODUCTION BUT IF WE FIND WE ARE NOT GETING THE APPLICATIONS FOR WHAT WE AS A CITY, AS POLICYMAKERS, DETERMINED, IS THE NEED, IS THERE A WAY FOR US TO SORT OF WEIGH IN AND GET MORE OF THE KIND OF PROJECTS THAT WE WANT? >>ABSOLUTELY. SO, A FEW RESPONSE TO THAT QUESTION. I THINK OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS HAVE A PULSE ON THE NEED. I ALSO ADMIT THAT SOMETIMES APPLICATIONS THAT COME TO US CHANGE BASED ON THE KIND OF RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE. SO, THE FEDERAL DIVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT USE TO SPEND A LOT OF FOCUS ON SENIORS. WHEN IT COMES, WE ARE PARTICULARLY DIRECTIVE WITH OUR PARTNERS TO HELP PRODUCE SENIOR PROJECTS. THE SAME IS TRUE FOR VETERANS WHEN WE SEE AN UP TICK. WE ARE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUR PARTNERS TO BRING SOME PROJECT. THE SECOND PIECE IS THAT WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO DIRECT PRIORITIES. AN EXAM I ALWAYS BREAK BACK, THE CASE SITE. USING AN APPLICATION THERE, WE WERE ABLE TO DICTATE A POPULATION PRIORITY. A COLOCATION PRIORITY. I WOULD SEE THAT HAPPENING WITH VARIOUS POPULATIONS. AND GEOGRAPHY, ANOTHER THING WE CAN BALANCE WHAT WE KNOW EXISTS IN OUR PIPELINE AND WHERE WE WANT TO BE. THEN, WE HAVE SOUR NOFA. AND WE ARE ALWAYS ABLE TO THROUGH OUR NOFA TO ELEVATE ADDITIONAL PRIORITIES AS WELL, BUT IT TYPICALLY TAKES US WORKING WITH OUR NONPROFITS AND OUR FOR PROFITS IN A WAY THE GET TO THE POINT WHERE SOMETHING ELEVATED COULD HAVE A RESPONSE TO IT. SO IT HAPPENS IN ALL OF THOSE MULTIPLE WAYS. >>I WANT TO UNDERSCORE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ISSUE FOR US. THE SENIOR HOUSING WE WANT FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: AS WE LOOK AT THE DOCUMENT. IF THERE ARE OTHER WAYS WE WANT TO UNDERSCORE THAT, I APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER, EMILY, AND THE FLEXIBILITY AND THE WAYS YOU PRIORITIZE OUR SENIOR POPULATION. I’M GOING TO ASK OUR COUNCIL COLLEAGUES IF I HOLD ITEM 11 ON THE AGENDA. THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL FOR NEXT WEEK. WE WILL BE MEETING AGAIN ON THE 13th OF JUNE AND WE HAVE TIME ON THE AGENDA FOR IT. SO, WE MR. GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE WITH THE NEXT HALF AN HOUR ON THIS TOPIC SINCE WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH OUR AMENDMENTS. BASICALLY, IT MEANS THE AMENMENTS WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION. SO, WE ARE ON ITEM NUMBER 7 AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST ITEMS WE HAVE FROM YOU. THANK YOU. >>THE RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAM INCLUDES AS WE HEARD HOUSING FOR HOMELESS PERSONS AND HOUSEHOLDS AS ONE OF THE SEVERAL PRIORITIES. THIS PRIORITIZING MOVING PEOPLE HOMELESS INTO LOW OR NO BARRIER HOUSING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO END THEIR HOMELESSNESS AND ALLOW THE INDIVIDUALS TO FOCUS ON OTHER PERSONAL GOALS AND ISSUES LIKE OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT. ATTENDING TO SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AND OTHER ISSUES THAT WILL ENABLE THEM TO REMAIN STABLELY HOUSED. DOSO, OPTION A WOULD ACTUALLY ADD SOME LANGUAGE IN THE RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE HOUSING FIRST PRINCIPLES TO HOUSING FOR HOMELESS POPULATIONS AND IT WOULD ADD A DEFINITION OF HOUSING FIRST INTO THE DEFINITION SECTION OF THE HOUSING FUNDING POLICIES. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>YES. THANK YOU. HOUSING FIRST IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE THAT RECOGNIZES HOUSING STABILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISABLES AND THE INCLUSION OF SERVICE FOR THEIR NEEDS. WITHOUT PRECONDITIONS OR BARRIERS. HOUSING LEVY DOLLARS IS PART OF OUR PATHWAYS HOME PLAN. SO I HEAR SOMETIMES FROM FOLKS THAT PEOPLE DESCRIBE THEIR HOUSING AS HOUSING FIRST, THAT THEY MAY KIND OF PLAY FAST AND LOOSE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF HOUSING FIRST. JUST HAVING A GOOD DEFINITION FOR OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS IS USEFUL FOR US ALL. >>THERE ARE BARRIERS AS OPPOSED TO REMOVING BARRIERS. BARRIERS TO SCREENING, ENTERING INTO HOUSING. AND, BARRIERS TO SUSTAIN FROM HOUSING. >>THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT THE LANGUAGE THAT WE USE. AND TO HAVE CLEAR DEFINITION. SO, I WANT TO INDICATE MY SUPPORT FOR HAVING THIS BE PART OF OUR COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE AS WE MOVE FORWARD. >>I’M ESPECIALLY THANKFUL FOR THE CLARITY AROUND THE DEFINITION. BECAUSE I DON’T THINK THERE IS ONE OF US AT THIS TABLE THAT WOULDN’T STAND UP AND SAY THIS HAS SOUND DATA BEHIND IT. WE HAVE HEARD SO MANY TIMES FROM PEOPLE SAYING, PEOPLE NEED HOUSING. AND THAT THEY ARE READIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK THEY ARE. AND IF WE ADD BARRIERS LIKE YOU ARE SAYING IT BECOMES MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT. SO IF WE CAN MOVE THIS WHOLE CONCEPT FORWARD, IT IS VERY VALUABLE FOR US. >>GREAT. >>MOVING TO ISSUE NUMBER EIGHT. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. SO, THIS , THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE BACKGROUND CHECKS. THE POLICIES FOR THE RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAM REQUIRE PROJECT OWNERS TO SUBMIT A MANAGEMENT PLAN TO OH FOR APPROVAL PRIOR TO COMPLETION AND OPENING OF THE HOUSING THAT THEY DEVELOP. THE EXECUTIVE PROPOSAL DOES STRIKE REFERENCES TO THE USE OF CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS BUT IT DOES NOT EXPLICITLY STATE. SO THIS ADDS THE LANGUAGE THAT MAKES IT CLEAR THE BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE PROHIBITED EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>THE OFFICE OF HOUSING PRIOR TO PASSAGE HAS DONE A LOT OF REALLY GOOD WORK WITH OUR NONPROFIT PROVIDERS TO CREATE SOME STANDARD EXPECTATIONS AROUND SCREENING PRACTICES. SO THAT IS WHY THE PREVIOUS LANGUAGE WAS IN THE POLICIES AND THE PLAN. WE HAVE SINCE LEGISLATED OUR EXPECTATIONS AS IT RELATES TO SCREENING. THIS MAKES OUR EXPECTATIONS FOR OUR NONPROFIT CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF CITY LAW. >>WE POTENTIALLY MOVE FORWARD NEXT WEEK. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO CALL IT OUT. AND, TO BE REALLY INTENTIONAL ABOUT THAT COMMITMENT FROM THE COUNCIL AND THE CITY’S PERSPECTIVE. >>OKAY. MOVING TO ISSUE NUMBER NINE. WHICH IS MUTUAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT POLICY. SO PROPERTY MANAGER CAN ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO MUTUALLY TERMINATE A RENTAL AGREEMENT. SUCH AGREEMENTS MAY BE PURSUED FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. TO PREVENT THE NEED FOR LANDLORD. TO INSTIGATE A PROCEEDING WHEN THERE HAVE BEEN CHALLENGES WITH A RESIDENT. THEY CAN CAUSE DIFFICULTY FOR A TENANT AND AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO SECURE HOUSING IN THE FUTURE. THERE IS A CONCERN NONPROFIT HOUSING PROVIDERS USE MUTUAL TERMINATION AGREEMENTS. AS IS REQUIRED UNDER THE CITY’S JUST CAUSE EVICTION ORDINANCE. REQUIRING NONPROFIT PROVIDERS WHO USE SUCH AGREEMENTS HAVE A WRITTEN POLICY ALLOWING THE USE OF AGREEMENTS ONLY WHEN CONDITIONS FOR LEGAL EVICTION ARE PRESENT. COULD ADDRESS THIS CONCERN. SO, THE OPTION BEFORE YOU WOULD ADD LANGUAGE REQUIRING PROVIDERS TO USE TERMINATION AGREEMENT TO HAVE A WRITTEN POLICY THAT ALLOWS THE USE OF THE AGREEMENTS ONLY WHEN CONDITIONS FOR EVICTION MIGHT OTHERWISE BE ACTED UPON. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>I APPRECIATE THE TIME THAT CENTRAL STAFF AND OTHERS HAVE TAKEN TO WORK THROUGH THIS ISSUE WITH ME. IT IS COMPLEX. THIS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES RAISED IN THE LOSING HOME REPORT FROM THE SEATTLE WOMEN’S COMMISSIN. THAT SOMETIMES MUTUAL TERMINATION AGREEMENTS ARE USED IN A WAY THAT IS ARBITRARY AND NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE RULE OF LAW. WE DON’T WANT TO STOP THE USE OF TERMINATION AGREEMENTS. AS TRACI HAS MENTIONED, BEING ABLE TO MUTUALLY AGREE TO TERMINATE A TENANCY CAN HAVE BENEFITS AND NOT HAVE A RECORD OF EVICTION TO FOLLOW THE TENANT. AND, THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVICTION FOR THE NONPROFIT PROVIDER. BUT, WE DO NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL THAT THESE AGREEMENTS AREN’T BEING USED IN A WAY THAT IS ARBITRARY AND BEING USED TO GET RID OF A TENANT WHO MAY NOT BE ACTUALLY IN VIOLATION OF ANY TERMS OF THEIR RENTAL AGREEMENT. MAYBE THERE IS A SITUATION OF A BAD RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A MANAGER AND A TENANT. SO AGAIN, THESE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE USED IN A WAY THAT IS ABUSIVE AND MAKES VERY VULNERABLE TENANTS MORE VULNERABLE. >>WILL THE OFFICE OF HOUSING BE WORKING TO CREATE TEMPLATE LANGUAGE THAT CAN BE USED IN SUCH A WRITTEN STATEMENT? >>I THINK THAT ON THIS ISSUE, EXACTLY LIKE ON THE ISSUE ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORIES BEFORE. PART OF OUR WORK AT THE OFFICE OF HOUSING IS TO UNDERSTAND THE EXISTING CONDITIONS, SURVEY, AND BRING TOGETHER OUR PROVIDERS TO SEE WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING AND WE WILL BE COMMITTED TO BRINGING THEM TOGETHER. AND IDENTIFYING REALLY WHAT THEIR PRACTICES ARE. WHAT WE AS A SHARED COMMUNITY BELIEVE FALLS IN THAT REALM OF APPROPRIATE. BECAUSE I DON’T THINK IT IS CLEARLY DEFINED AT THIS POINT. AND IT WAS THE SUCCESSFUL MODEL THAT WE USED ON THE CRIMINAL RECORDS WORK. BY BRINGING FOLKS TOGETHER AND REALLY UNDERSTANDING MORE FULLY THE WAY IN WHICH MUTUAL TERMINATIONS ARE USED ACROSS AGENCIES AND MAYBE EVEN ACROSS BUILDINGS. SO WE GET A SENSE OF WHETHER THERE IS OUTLIER BEHAVIOR OR SHARED AGREEMENT ON WHAT COUNTS AS APPROPRIATE. >>THIS THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT AMEND. I UNDERSTAND WE DON’T TOTALLY KNOW WHAT THE UNIVERSE IS FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE OR LANDLORDS ARE USING THIS. SO, THAT STUDY WILL OCCUR AND I THINK MY HOPE IS THAT ASSISTS FOLKS IN HAVING TEMPLATE LANGUAGE BASED ON THE CONVERSATIONS. WE WOULD BE ABLE TO POTENTIALLY FULFILL THE SUGGESTED TEXT HERE IN AMENDMENT NUMBER NINE. >>THERE WILL BE FURTHER CNVERSATION AT OUR NEXT METING ON IT. >>WE CAN HAVE FURTHER CONVERSATION FOR SURE. ESPECIALLY IN JUST A SECOND, WE CAN HAVE ANOTHER CONVERSATION ABOUT AMENDMENT 10 WHICH WILL HELP US TO OUT LINE THE POTENTIAL INFORMATION THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT AND WHAT TYPE OF LANGUAGE MIGHT BE COMMON OR DESIRED AS THIS GOES FORWARD. >>I WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU FURTHER ABOUT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. SOMETHING HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION. TWO DIFFERENT LAWYERS, INCLUDING THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, THAT IS OF DEEP CONCERN TO ME THAT PEOPLE ARE BEING SET UP. CONVICTED, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THIS WITH YOU JUST TO GIVE YOU MORE FACTS. IT IS A MAJOR CONCERN AND I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET THROUGH TO PEOPLE TO SAY HOW IS THIS WORKING BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE A SEX OFFENDER RECORD THAT IS FOLLOWING YOU AROUND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, IT IS BEYOND A LES MISERABLE THING. >>JUST SO I’M CLEAR, THAT CONVERSATION WOULD BE RELATED TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS MORE BROADLY. GREAT. THAT IS HELPFUL FOR ME. >>TO YOUR POINT ABOUT A TEMPLATE, IT SEEMS THAT PRIOR TO ASKING THROUGH A MANAGEMENT PLAN, PEOPLE TO TELL US WHAT THEY DO. IT IS MORE USEFUL TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BEST PRACTICE IS AND TO DRIVE PEOPLE TO IMPLEMENT TOWARD THAT BEST PRACTICE. THAT WOULD BE OUR HOPE IN THE WAY IN WHICH WE COLLABORATIVELY GUIDE OUR PARTNERS INTO BEST OUTCOMES. >>OKAY, I THINK WE CAN MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 10. >>ITEM NUMBER 10 HAS TO DO WITH THE USE OF PAYMENT PLANS AND MUTUAL TERMINATION AGREEMENTS. LOW INCOME TENANTS ARE AT RISK OF BEING EVICTED. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHAT THEY OFFER PAYMENT PLANS TO BECOME CURRENT ON SUCH PAYMENTS SO COLLECTING INFORMATION REGARDING THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY ARE USING PAYMENT PLANS, IN ADDITION, AS WE JUST HEARD, COLLECTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF MUTUAL TERMINATION AGREEMENTS AND BEST PRACTICES USED BY PROVIDERS IF THEY ARE USING THEM AND THE CONDITIONS AROUND THAT COULD ALSO HELP TO GUIDE FURTHER POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND MAYBE TEMPLATE LANGUAGE PLANT LANGUAGE FOR FOLKS TO USE. SO, SO, THIS COULD ADD A NEW SECTION TO THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE REQUESTING OH TO REQUEST INFORMATION ON THE MUTUAL TERMINATION AGREEMENTS BY PROVIDERS THE CITY FUNDED HOUSING AND TO PROVIDE A REPORT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL BY APRIL 30 OF 2020. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU. THIS IS ALSO AN ISSUE THAT WAS RAISED IN THE LOSING HOME REPORT BY THE SEATTLE WOMEN’S COMMISSION ON EVICTION REFORM. WE DO HAVE WONDERFUL NEW GAME CHANGING EVICTION REFORM LEGISLATION PASSED IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE THAT WILL HOPEFULLY RESULT IN JUDGES EXERCISING NEW AUTHORITY TO ALLOW TENANT TO GO INTO PAYMENT PLANS BEFORE FACING EVICTION BUT IT WOULD BE CREATE TO SEE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT OUR NONPROFIT PROVIDERS ARE DOING TO AVOID THAT ALTOGETHER. THAT’S THE INTENT OF COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION. I APPRECIATE THE OFFICE OF HOUSING’S ABILITY TO WORK ON THIS. >>AND MOST OF OUR NONPROFITS OFFER PAYMENT PLANS AS A MATTEROVER PRACTICE. WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO GO FLU A PROCESS TO UNDERSTAND HOW THAT IS OPERATIONALLIZED OR INCORPORATED INTO POLICY FOR THE ORGANIZATIONS AND DRIVE TO BEST PRACTICES. >>MOVING ONTO ISSUE NUMBER 11 WHICH HAS TO DO WITH FORMAL COMMITMENT POLICY. THE EXISTING RENTAL HOUSING POLICIES ALLOW THE OH DIRECTOR TO FULLY COMMIT UP TO 40% OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR’S 2016 LEVY RENTAL PRODUCTION FOR FUNDING IN THE FALL. THE ANNUAL PROCESS DOES INCLUDE OTHER FUND SOURCES LIKE CBDG, HOME, INCENTIVE ZONES. THE AVAILABILITY OF THESE FUNDS CAN VARY YEAR TO YEAR BASED ON REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY. THE CURRENT POLICY ONLY APPLIES TO 2016 LEVY FUNDS. GIVEN THE POTENTIAL VOLATILITY OF THE FUND SOURCES THE COUNCIL COULD INCLUDE SUCH SOURCES IN THE MAXIMUM COMMITMENT AMOUNT OF $8.6 MILLION. COUNCIL COULD ALSO CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF BUMPING THAT UP A LITTLE BIT FROM THE $8.6 MILLION THAT MIGHT ALLOW FOR A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF FORWARD COMMITTING OF THESE FUNDS SO THE OPTION BEFORE YOU WOULD BE TO REVISE THE LANGUAGE AS IT RELATE TO THE FORWARD COMMITMENT TO INCLUDE THE OTHER SOURCES IN THAT $8.6 MILLION MAXIMUM AMOUNT OR ALLOW A HIGHER AMOUNT. >>THANK YOU. SO I WANT TO ALSO ACKNOWLEGE THAT ERIN HOUSE IS AT THE TABLE WITH US AND HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS PLAN WITH US AND TRACI, AS WE HAVE BEEN HOSTING WHAT WE CALL THE COMMUNITY HOUSING ROUND TABLES, MANY OF THESE IDEAS CAME FROM OUR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL OF YOUR WORK AND SEE IF YOU WANTED TO ADD ANYTHING. >>I THINK JUST RECOGNIZING AS TRACI SAID SOME OF THESE FUNDING SOURCES ARE NOT AS RELIABLE AS THE LEVY. AND, MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE NOT DRAWING FROM THE NEXT YEAR TO FUND PRIORITIES IN ANY GIVEN YEAR AND CREATE SOME CONSISTENCY AROUND THAT. >>WE WOULD SET UP A FUND, A POOL? IS THIS LIKE A SMOOTHING AMOUNT? >>IT IS JUST SETTING A MAXIMUM AMOUNT ON WHAT THE OH DIRECTOR CAN ACTUALLY PULL FORWARD FROM NEXT YEAR’S ALLOCATION TO FUND PROJECTS. >>BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION WE WILL GET MONEY. >>THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT. THE REASON THIS CAME TO LIGHT, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME FORWARD COMMITMENTS MADE. 20MILLION IN 2018. 15MILLION IN 2017. AS I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS, I WAS THE ONE TO RAISE THIS TO SAY THIS IS REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE. THEY MAY NOT ALWAYS BE THERE TO THE LEVELS THAT THEY ARE. AND SO, IS THERE SOME REASON TO MAYBE PUT A BIT OF A CAP TO INCLUDE THE OTHER FUND SOURCES? I THINK YOU CAN GO A LITTLE BIT ABOVE THE 8.6 AND TALK WITH OFFICE OF HOUSING TO NOT PRECLUDE THEM FROM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SOME OPPORTUNITIES THEY MIGHT HAVE. BUT I THINK IT IS PRUDENT POLICY WHERE MAYBE WE WON’T HAVE AS MANY DOLLARS COMING IN FROM MHA. AND THAT SITUATION. SO. >>IN THIS INSTANCE THAT YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED, AS HAVING ALREADY OCCURRED, DID THAT RESULT IN US HAVING FEWER FUNDS FOR THIS YEAR’S NOFA? >>CORRECT. SO LAST YEAR, WE MADE FORWARD COMMITMENTS TO TWO PROJECTS. TWO OF WHICH INCLUDED A PERMANENT SUPPORT OF HOUSING COMPONENT TO IT. AND OUR INTENT WAS TO HELP BOTH OF THOSE MORE COMPLICATED PROJECTS ALIGN OTHER KINDS OF FINANCING THAT WOULD TAKE A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. SO THAT MEANS 20 MILLION WAS TAKEN OFF THE TOP BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY AWARDED. HOWEVER, THE UNITS WILL BE COUNTED AS HAVING BEEN DELIVERED AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S AWARD. >>WE WILL ONLY HAVE ABOUT 40 MILLION. IS THAT WITH OR WITHOUT THAT 20? >>WE ARE WATCHING THE NUMBERSES COME IN STILL. IT IS A MOVING TARGET. I THINK WE, AT THIS POINT, ABOUT 50. AND THAT INCLUDES THE 20 MILLION. >>SO COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW AND I HAVE A COMMENT. >>I’M GOING TO HAVE TO EXCUSE MYSELF TO GET TO A 12:00 MEETING. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHRASES OF THE DAY WAS FOR THE COMMUNITY GENIUS COMING TOGETHER. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WORK. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AND HERBOLD. I APPRECIATE YOUR HOWEVER DECADES OF HOUSING EXPERIENCE. ONE LAST THING I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS. I’M ALL IN ON THE FUNDING LIMIT. WE TALKED ABOUT UNREENFORCED MASONRY BUILDINGS AND WHAT WE CAN DO WORKING WITH OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GROUP. I THINK IT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. THERE IS. THERE ARE SOME NUMBERS THAT WE CAN REALLY PRESERVING THESE BUILDINGS ARE CRITICAL. WE KNOW THAT. MAKING THEM AFFORDABLE TO PEOPLE IS IMPORTANT, TOO, WORKING WITH THE OWNERSHIP. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF THAT AND SEE HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR AN EXCELLENT MEETING. >>IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS IN THE MEANTIME, WE WILL BE BRINGING THIS BACK TO THE COMMITTEE NEXT THURSDAY. WITH THE HOPE FOR A DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE VOTE. I WANT TO JUST CIRCLE BACK TO THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED ABOUT THE WHY BEHIND THIS. I THINK THIS IS PRECISELY WHY. I THINK IN THE IDEAL WORLD, AND HOPEFULLY WITH THIS YEAR’S BUDGET, MAYBE WE WILL BE BE ABLE TO BOND AGAINST EXISTING SOURCES. AND, IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FOR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION SO WE ARE NOT IN THIS DEFICIT MENTALITY OR SCRAPING FOR THE DOLLARS WE NEED TO BUILD THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAT IS READY TO GO ONLINE. THE LIST OF PROJECTS THAT WE SEE EVERY YEAR IS COMPREHENSIVE. THESE FOLKS ARE READY TO GO. THEY HAVE COMMUNITY INTEREST. WE UNDERSTAND WHY DOLLARS ARE BEING LOOKED AT FOR FUTURE YEARS TO APPLY TO EXISTING LISTS FOR CURRENT YEARS. AND THE PROJECTS IDENTIFIED FOR FUNDING NEXT YEAR, WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF WE DO HIT A DOWNTURN THAT WE ARE NOT IN A PLACE WHERE WE CAN’T RESPOND. SO THANK YOU TO THE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND WE, JUST TAKING IT UP, WILL BE WORKING WITH YOU ALL AS WE THINK ABOUT WHERE WE CAN ACCESS ADDITIONAL REVENUE. VERY CONCERNING TO SEE THE AMOUNT OF DOLLARS GO FROM AROUND 95 MILLION IN 2017 TO 78 MILLION IN 2018. AND THEN, TO POTENTIALLY HEAR ABOUT THE SMALLER AMOUNT OF 50 MILLION NEXT YEAR. I KNOW IT IS A CONCERN OF YOURS AND WE ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ON THIS AMENDMENT TOO. >>OKAY. TRYING TO FINISH UP HERE QUICKLY. NUMBER 12, THE MIX OF UNIT SIZING FOR HOLE OWNERSHIP PROJECTS. THIS IS ADDING LANGUAGE TO THE PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROMOTE A MIX OF UNIT SIZES AND AMENITIES FOR FAMILIES INCLUDING LARGE FAMILIES. IT WOULD ADD ADDITIONAL INTENT LANGUAGE. >>THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE HEARD A TON ABOUT. THE DESIRE FOR MORE TWO, THREE, AND FOUR MORE BEDROOMS. YOU DID A GREAT PRESENTATION SHOWING US THIS. AND ALSO, THINKING INCLUSIVELY ABOUT MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES THAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO SEE LARGER NUCLEAR FAMILIES FROM IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE FAMILIES. WE WANT TO BE INCLUSIVE. SO LET’S CREATE THE OPPORTUNITIES. THIS UNDERSCORES THE COMMITMENT. >>TO ISSUE NUMBER 13, WHICH HAS TO DO WITH THE MAXIMUM UNIT COST FOR HOMEOWNER SHIP UNITS, SO THE EXISTING POLICIES BROADLY ALLOWS OH TO FUND DEVELOPMENT OF LONG TERM OWNERSHIP UNITS. THEY CAN PROVIDE UP TO $75,000 PER UNIT FOR ONE OR TWO BEDROOMS AND 90,000 FOR THREE BEDROOM OR MORE. PROPOSED POLICIES ON PUBLICLY OWNED SITES WOULD OH TO FUND THE DEVELOPMENT ON SUCH SITES THAT EXCEEDS THESE MAXIMUM AMOUNTS PER UNIT. THIS WOULD BE PERMITTED IF IT INCREASES THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE HOMES INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MARKET RATE UNITS OR FACILITATES FASTER COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT. OH DOES NOT ANTICIPATE PROVIDING FUNDING IN EXCESS OF $120,000 PER UNIT. HISTORICALLY, WE HAVE HAD A MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR THE HOMEOWNER SHIP PROGRAM. AND SO THE OPTION BEFORE YOU WOULD BE TO PROPOSE THERE BE A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $120,000 PER UNIT THAT WOULD BE DEVELOPED ON PUBLICLY OWNED SITE. >>THIS WILL ALLOW US TO CREATE 100% OF AFFORDABLE UNITS ON NEW PROJECTS AND THIS MAKES OUR INVESTMENTS IN HOMEOWNER SHIPS I THINK GO EVEN FURTHER. BASICALLY, WE WANT ALL UNITS TO BE AFFORDABLE RATHER THAN HAVING TO INCLUDE MARKET RATE UNITS. I THINK THIS IS A BIG DEAL AND IT ALSO DOESN’T MOVE US AWAY FROM OUR DESIRE TO MIX INCOME HOUSING WHICH IS A GREAT COMMUNITY BENEFIT AS WELL. LET’S MAKE IT ALL AFFORDABLE. >>OKAY. >>AND, I HAVE A NOT HIGHLIGHTED IN THE MEMO, AN INTEREST IN DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR. AS IT RELATES TO FAMILY SIZED UNITS OF THREE OR MORE UNITS NOT SPECIFIC TO THE PUBLICLY OWNED PROPERTIES BUT I AM INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT INCREASING THE LIMIT FOR PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING. HOMEOWNER SHIP OPPORTUNITIES SERVING 80% AND BELOW FROM 90% TO 100,000. ONLY FOR THREE BEDROOM OR LARGER UNITS. A FAMILY OF FOUR CURRENTLY NEEDS A HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF 110% TO AFFORD A MORTGAGE ON A $500,000 HOME. EVEN WITH CITY DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE. IT IS ACTUALLY NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN THAT MONTHLY MORTGAGE. AND SO, THIS WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR HOMEOWNERS AT 80% AMI TO ACCESS FUNDING NECESSARY IN THOSE LARGER FAMILY SIZE HOMES TO BE ABLE TO MORE LIKELY ACCESS THE CITY’S FUNDS IN ORDER TO BUY THE HOMES. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. I THINK YOU AND I SHARE A VISION ON THIS ISSUE. I WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSCORE, WE DO WANT A DEADLINE OF NOON ON FRIDAY. THAT IS TOMORROW. 24 HOURS FROM NOW. IF WE COULD WORK WITH YOU ON THAT LANGUAGE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. SO WE HAVE AMPLE TIME TO LOOK THROUGH THE LANGUAGE, GET IT TO LAW. AND, HAVE A CHANCE TO CHAT. SO, THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THE HEADS UP ON THAT AND FOR COMPLIMENTING OUR AMENDMENT. >>MOVING TO ITEM NUMBER 14 ON PUBLICLY OWNED SITES. IT ALLOWS OH TO AWARD FUNDING FROM THE PROGRAMMING FOR SITES SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT. THESE POLICIES DO INCLUDE OBJECTIVES FOR PROJECTS FUNDED BUT THESE OBTUSERS OBJECT ARE NOT REFLECTED IN THE POLICIES. THIS WOULD REVISE THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT TO REFERENCE THE PRIORITIES THAT EXIST IN THE RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAM. >>THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONSISTENCY. WE WANT TO INCLUDE THESE PRIORITIES IN OUR PUBLICLY OWNED SITE PROJECTS. IT JUST BEARS REPEATING PART OF THE PRIORITY POPULATIONS INCLUDE HOMELESS FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS, SENIORS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, LOW WAGE WORKING FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, IF YOU ASKED THE QUESTION EARLIER ABOUT WHERE SENIORS ARE EMPHASIZED, WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH Y’ALL ON THAT. >>AND THE FINAL ISSUE IN THE MEMO HAS TO DO WITH FAIR CONTRACTING PRACTICES AND UTILIZATION REPORTING SO THE EXISTING FUNDING POLICIES REQUIRE HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO COMPLY WITH THE CONTRACTING POLICIES AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES. THE GOAL OF 14% OF THE TOTAL CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER CONTRACTED SERVICES APPLIES TO ALL RENTAL PROJECTS. THE CURRENT HOUSING FUNDING POLICIES ALSO ENCOURAGE ADDITIONAL EFFORTS TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION. DEVELOPERS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT ON THEIR OUTCOMES SO THE OPTION WOULD ADD LANGUAGE THAT PARTICIPATED IN MENTORING PROGRAMS, APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS, AND OTHER TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR THE CITY FUNDED HOUSING PROJECTS. AND, THE NUMBER OF WORKERS SERVED BY EACH OF THE PROGRAMS FOR EACH OF THOSE CITY FUNDING PROJECTS. >>SO, THIS AMENDMENT ADDRESSES SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE ARE HEARING FROM OUR PARTNERS IN LABOR AROUND THEIR HOPES FOR OFFICE OF HOUSING PROJECTS. I THINK IT STARTS TO MOVE US IN A GOOD DIRECTION JUST TO GET A BETTER SENSE OF WHERE WE ARE AT ON THOSE PROJECTS. I’M FURTHER INTERESTED IN POTENTIALLY SOME OTHER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. BETWEEN NOW AND NOON TOMORROW. MUCH LIKE WE DID PRIOR TO CREATING THE PRIORITY HIRE PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS, WE CREATED A SET OF DATA POINTING TO THE NEED THAT SET DATA IN 2014, SHOWED THAT LESS THAN 5% OF THESE CONSTRUCTION JOBS WERE GOING TO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN THE CITY. AND, WE FOUND THAT OUT BECAUSE WE REQUIRED REPORTING ON THAT, SO I’M INTERESTED IN COLLECTING SOME OF THAT INFORMATION. IT WOULDN’T BE ON THE OFFICE OF HOUSING TO COLLECT THE INFORMATION. BUT THE RECIPIENT OF THE INFORMATION THAT THE CONTRACTORS WOULD PROVIDE. AROUND SOME OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AROUND THE WORK FORCE ON THESE PROJECTS. >>SO, THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. AND I THINK THIS IS ANOTHER AREA WHERE CONCEPTUALLY, YOU AND I HAVE A SHARED INTEREST ESPECIALLY IN EVERY CHANCE WE CAN LIFTING UP LABOR STANDARDS. I KNOW YOU CHAIRED THE EFFORT ON WORKER PROTECTIONS AND LABOR IN THE PAST. AND I’M HONORED TO HAVE THE BATON PASSED FOR THE LABOR COMMITTEE NOW. I THINK IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT WE HAVE A JOINT INTEREST IN THIS ISSUE. OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. LET’S WORK TOGETHER ON THIS. THERE’S SOME LANGUAGE WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON AS WELL. AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD MORE BROADLY SIGNAL OUR EFFORTS TO LOOK AT STRATEGIES TO ADVANCE LABOR EQUITY. AND OUR COMMITMENT TO INFUSING GOOD LIVING WAGE JOBS AN UNION JOBS INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING. PART OF THIS EFFORT I THINK SHOULD INCLUDE A REFLECTION BASED ON THE LANGUAGE WE GOT WHEN WE DID THE K SITE PROJECT. THE CITY HAS JUST AWARDED THAT TO PLYMOUTH AND AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO BUILDING THE HOUSING WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO BUILDING THE STRONGER LABOR PROTECTIONS INTO THE CITY FUNDED PROJECTS. THE AMENDMENT THAT WE ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING ON WOULD BASICALLY DIRECT OFFICE OF HOUSING AND FAS TO DO AN EVALUATION OF STRATEGIES TO ADVANCE LABOR AND EQUITY OUTCOMES ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING SITES IN SEATTLE INCLUDING WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE K SITE PROJECT SO THERE CAN BE AN APPLES TO APPLES COMPARISON OF VARIOUS PROJECTS AND WE LIFTED SOME LANGUAGE FROM K SITE. WE INCLUDED SOME IN THE MEETS LEGISLATION. IT IS BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR MANY OF OUR BUILDINGS AT CITY LIGHT. AND THAT WAS SOME GREAT LANGUAGE WE WORKED ON WITH THE BILLING CONSTRUCTION TRADE. SO WE WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU ALL. OUR STAFF IS BUSY CHATTING ALREADY. BUT IF THERE IS A WAY FOR US TO THINK ABOUT THE COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS BOTH OF OUR OFFICES WOULD LIKE SO THIS IN THE FUTURE, OUR OFFICE OF HOUSING HAS A REPORT GUIDELINES AND EVALUATION THAT CAN HELP US STRATEGICALLY ADVANCE LABOR EQUITY IN OUR HOUSING PROJECTS. WE WILL BE WORKING WITH OH, FAS TO DETERMINE A TIME FRAME ON WHEN THE DATA WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE SITE FORTHCOMING THIS SUMMER. FORTHCOMING SOON. >>THE REPORT? PROBABLY WON’T BE UNTIL THE END OF 2020. THE PROJECT IS NOT GOING TO BE EVEN BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION UNTIL 2020. >>BUT I MEAN THE PARAMETERS. SO, WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW WITH FAS TO REALLY FIGURE OUT WHAT ANALYTICAL TOOL IS NECESSARY TO DO DATA WORK TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE K SITE WILL PRODUCE IN TERMS OF BENEFITS TO WORKERS AND POTENTIAL COSTS AND HOW DO WE ASSESS THOSE AS COMPARED TO OTHER INVESTMENTS. AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE TRADES ON THAT ASSESSMENT TOOL COMES TO YOU IN 2020 WHEN THE PROJECT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION TO TALK ABOUT. >>SO K SITE HAS ALREADY BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A PILOT PROJECT FOR PRIORITY HIRE. I WANT TO LOOK AT ALL THE PROJECTS BEING BUILT WITH CITY DOLLARS. >>YEAH. I AGREE WITH THAT. AND, BEYOND THE LIMITED SCOPE, YOU REFERENCED SOME OF IT. PART OF WHAT WE HAVE INTERESTED IN IS APPRENTICESHIP UTILIZATION OF WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR. VERY SIMILAR GOALS. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN HARMONIZE OUR LANGUAGE AND WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE NEXT 24. >>WE LOOK FORWARD TO REPORTING TO YOU ALL ON WHAT WE HAVE THAT IS REALLY STRONG NOW, FAR COMPETING OUR EXISTING GOALS AND THE WORK WE HAVE DONE WITH OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS. >>GREAT. WELL, THAT CONCLUDES THE 15 AMENDMENT THAT WE HAVE HEARD OF SO FAR. I DON’T HAVE ANY OTHERS. I DON’T KNOW IF EITHER OF YOU HAD ANY OTHERS. >>DO I NEED TO TALK ABOUT CHILD CARE ANYMORE? I DON’T THINK SO. I APPRECIATE THE IDEAS YOU ARE PUTTING FORWARD IN THE AMENMENT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU THE NEXT 24 HOURS. AS A REMIND TORE THE PUBLIC, WE WILL BRING THIS BACK ON JUNE 13 AT OUR #:30 MEETING. WE WILL SEE YOU BACK HERE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ON THE ADJUSTMENTS OF POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND VOTE ON THE FUNDING AND HOUSING POLICIES AND WE WILL BRING BACK ITEM NUMBER 11 FROM TODAY’S AGENDA. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A MEETING ON JUNE 20th. I’M SORRY, OUR NEXT REGULAR MEETING WAS ON JUNE 20th AND IT HAS BEEN CANCELED. THAT’S WHY WE ARE MEETING ON THE 13th. ONE MORE PSA BEFORE WE GO. DON’T LEAVE, EVERYBODY, BECAUSE WE HAVE A REALLY EXCITING SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING WORK SESSION ON THE HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDER INFLATION ADJUSTMENT NEEDS. THE WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN STABILIZE THE WORK FORCE, OUR ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE RISING COST OF PROPERTY AND THE NEED FOR US TO STABILIZE THE WORK FORCE. 11:30. HERE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS. WITH THAT, THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED. IT WAS A HOUSING FULL DAY, WITH THAT, THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

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