Seattle City Council 8/12/19


MINUTE. I HAVE FAITH. I HAVE ALEX THAT AFTERNOON. I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL. AS EXPRESSED BY A CASIO CORTEZ. IT REPRESENT THE BEST SCIENCE WE HAVE AVAILABLE. THIS REPORT ON 1.5 DEGREES MORNING. THIS MORNING, COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, I BELIEVE YOU REFERRED TO PUT SEATTLE CITY LIGHT UNDER THE ENERGY AND BALANCE MARKET AS PART OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL. IT IS NOT. ON JUNE 20, 2017, SPOT PRICES FOR ELECTRICITY IN CALIFORNIA ROSE TO OVER $300 PER MEGAWATT HOUR. THAT IS 12 YEARS AFTER ENRON. SEATTLE CITY LIGHT MANAGEMENT CANNOT BE ALLEVIATED BY RATEPAYERS. FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL TO SERVE MORE PEOPLE, MORE JOBS, WE CANNOT LET THE HORSE OUT OF THE BARN. WE NEED TO CONDITION TO TRACK CARBON AND GREENHOUSE GAS RACES BEFORE BE ENTER THE ENERGY AND BALANCE MARKET. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, SIR. [APPLAUSE] >>FOLLOWING MARK I WILL CALL THREE MEMBERS. JUST ONE MOMENT, MARK. KATHY DAWSON AND JOHN, MARK, KATHY AND JOHNNY. WE WILL USE THIS MICROPHONE OVER HERE. >>I AM MARK, THE AUTHOR OF THE STATUS QUOTE IS DEATH. FOUR YEARS AGO, I ADVOCATED HERE FOR SENDING SEATTLE’S ELEPHANTS TO SANCTUARY. I WAS RIGHT. NOW ONE OF THOSE ELEPHANTS IS DEAD. THE OTHER ONE SUFFERS IN A CRUEL OKLAHOMA CAGE. I AM HERE TODAY TO, FOR THE TREES AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL. PLEASE DON’T COMPROMISE OUR LIVES. GLOBAL WARMING THREATENS MORE CORPORATION POLLUTION AND IT WILL DOOM US LIKE THE ELEPHANTS. YOU CAN BE AS GREEN AS WE WANT BECAUSE CORPORATIONS WILL COME HERE ANYWAY BECAUSE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS FLOODING OR DRYING UP. DON’T COMPROMISE OUR LIVES. 20 YEARS, SEATTLE WILL BE ONE OF THE FEW PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES ABLE TO GROW FOOD. WE MUST STOP ALL POLLUTION BECAUSE PRODUCING IT IS REALLY ADDING MORE POISON. WE NEED THE GREEN NEW DEAL BECAUSE WITHOUT IT, WANT TO SUFFER AND DIE YOUNG WON’T ONLY BE SEATTLE’S ELEPHANTS, IT WILL BE YOU, ME, AND EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM. ALL OF OUR CHILDREN. DON’T OPTIMIZE OUR LIVES. DON’T COMPROMISE OUR LIVES. DON’T COMPROMISE OUR LIVES. [APPLAUSE] >>HONORABLE COUNCIL MEMBERS, I AM KATHY DAWSON A PROGRAM ASSISTANT WITH EARTH MINISTER, A STATEWIDE FAITH-BASED MOVEMENT FORT WORTH CARE. FAITH, VALUES MOTIVATE OUR SUPPORT OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION BEFORE HE TODAY. VALUES THAT INCLUDE THE INHERENT WORTH OF EVERY PERSON, LOVE AS THE BASIS OF JUSTICE, AND CARE OF THE EARTH AS A PRIMARY DUTY OF ALL PEOPLE. WE URGE YOU TO PASS THE RESOLUTION AND TAKE THE NEXT NECESSARY, LOGICAL, MORAL STEPS TOWARDS SEATTLE SHOWING CITIES AROUND THE WORLD HOW TO REDUCE, HOW TO REVERSE THE 70% OF CLIMATE CHANGE THAT CITIES LIKE OURS CAUSE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>BEFORE YOU BEGIN, AFTER JOHNNY, ROBIN SCHWARTZ, JOHNNY AND MARGARET KITCHELL. ROBIN, JOHNNY AND MARGARET. >>HEY, COUNCIL MEMBERS. MY NAME IS JOHNNY AND I’M AN ORGANIZER WITH.GREEN. I AM PART OF THE SEATTLE FOR A NEW DEAL CAMPAIGN. SO POINT BLANK, PERIOD, I AM HERE TO SAY WE SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE UP AGAINST. WE KNOW THAT IT IS SCARY. AND SO WE NEED TO TAKE THESE SITUATIONS. WE NEED TO TAKE DRASTIC PICK ACTION FOR A BETTER WORLD. WE KNOW A BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE. WE KNOW THAT ALL OF THE COMMUNITY OVER HERE IS SHOWING A LOT OF CARE AND IMPORTANCE AND SO WE ARE HERE TO THE, TO SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>HELLO. THANK YOU. MY NAME IS ROBIN SCHWARTZ, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY. I WORK ABOUT DUWAMISH CLEANUP COALITION AND THEM ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. ESPECIALLY AT CONCORDE ELEMENTARY. 75% OF KIDS QUALIFY FOR FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. SOUTH PARK AND GEORGETOWN HAVE FEW OPTIONS WELL SERVED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. I’M CHORIZO THE NEWS TODAY ABOUT THE CHARGE ROLE. I ANTICIPATE THAT HAVING A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON REFUGEES AND KIDS IN SUPPER. COMING FROM THE COMMUNITY OF COLOR, WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND THE EFFECTS OF, CHANGE. I STRONGLY SUPER THE GREEN YOU DEAL. THIS RESOLUTION CAN BE LIFE ALTERING FOR COMMUNITY. I URGE YOU TO PASS IT AND AND SURE THAT IT IS COMMUNITY LED. >>THANK YOU, ROBIN. [APPLAUSE] >>I AM MARGARET KITCHELL AND I’M A MEMBER OF THE WASHINGTON RESISTANCE FOR SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND TASK FORCE. WE AGREED WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ASSOCIATION THAT I MENTIONED IS THE WORST HEALTH CHALLENGE. WE HAVE BEEN ENJOYED BY 73 HEALTH ASSOCIATIONS IN A CALL TO ACTION ON OUR CLIMATE EMERGENCY. WE NEED TO TAKE BOLD STEPS BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH. OUR MISSION KEEPS RISING. WE HAVE A REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE, RACK, GAS, INFRASTRUCTURE, WHICH HAS BACKGROUND DETAILS AND THE CITY OF BERKELEY HAS A NEW ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE ALL NEW BUILDINGS GET HEAT AND POWER FROM ELECTRICITY, GAS HAS LIMIT EFFECTS, INCLUDING INDOOR AIR POLLUTION WITH NITROGEN OXIDE, CARBON MONOXIDE, BUT WE NEED TO BUILD WITH ALL ELECTRIC AND RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND THE TECHNOLOGY FOR ELECTRICITY HAS GREATLY IMPROVED. IT WILL GREATLY IMPROVE OUR HEALTH. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>GREETINGS AND GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS JOHNNY AND I’M AN ORGANIZER WITH.GREEN, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, AND THE GREEN MOVEMENT. I LIVE IN LAKE CITY. SO TODAY I WANT TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION. I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL. THE CITY HAS ACTUALLY ALREADY DONE THIS RESEARCH. THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY HAS COMMISSIONED A REPORT ON THIS TOPIC. SO THE GREEN NEW DEAL, THE GREEN ECONOMY, IS A $500 BILLION INDUSTRY. AND WITH INTENTIONAL POLICIES STARTING HERE, WE CAN GENERATE COST SAVINGS IN THE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS. AND SO, IT IS NOT ONLY THE GREEN NEW DEAL, NOT ONLY IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO SAVE OUR PLANET AND EVERYONE LIVING IN IT, BUT IT IS ALSO A GOOD IDEA FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE. WITH MORE ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS COMES GREATER EFFICIENCY AND WITH GREATER EFFICIENCY COMES GREATER BANG FOR THE BUCK. THIS MEANS A GREATER COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, MORE DEMAND, AND MORE BUSINESSES COMING TO WORK WITH US IN OUR CITY. SO THAT MEANS WE CAN ESTABLISH OURSELVES AS A GLOBAL LEADER IN CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS. HOW DOES THAT SOUND? >>IT SOUNDS GOOD. THANK YOU, JOHNNY. >>MOST IMPORTANT LEE IT IS A QUESTION OF WHERE THE SAVINGS CAN GO. IT GOES TOWARDS EQUITY AND IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS. IF WE CARE ABOUT INVESTING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, WE SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE LIVING AND IT, >>THANK YOU, JOHNNY. >>>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING. >>PLEASE, ANNE-MARIE DOOLEY. IF YOU TAKE ANY MICROPHONE. AND POLLY G WOULD BE NEXT. THEN EMMA NIXON. AND MARIE, POLLY G AND EMMA. >>I AM ANNE-MARIE DOOLEY AND I’M HERE AGAIN WITH WASHINGTON PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. THE FIRST WEEKEND OF AUGUST, I SPENT 80 HOURS COVERING THE HOSPITALS. ONE 2 AM PHONE CALL WAS A MAN WHOSE LUNGS WERE FILLED WITH FLUID. THAT I CAN FIX BUT WHAT I CAN’T FIX IS SOMEONE WHOSE LUNGS ARE FILLED WILDFIRE SMOKE OR CHRONIC INDOOR AND OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION. BUT YOU CAN. YOU CAN SET POLICY THAT BENEFITS ALL OF SEATTLE. NOT JUST THOSE PEOPLE WITH MONEY. FOR TOO LONG, PRIVATE MONEY HAS DOMINATED PUBLIC POLICY WITH ARGUMENT THAT SOMEHOW A CLIMATE POLICY COST TOO MUCH. BUT THE COST WE ARE LOOKING AT IS A CLIMATE FUELED PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS THAT WILL AFFECT EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM. BUT HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS. WE INVENT THINGS IN SEATTLE. WE INVENTED MEDIC 1 WHICH IS A PUBLICLY FUNDED EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM WHICH I TRAINED AS A MEDICAL 1 DOCK. WE NEED A PUBLICLY FUNDED GREEN NEW DEAL THAT CLEANS OUR AIR OF FOSSIL FUELS AND SETS SEATTLE UP AS A LEADER AGAIN. IN A CLIMATE POLICY THAT ACTUALLY SAVES LIVES LIKE MEDIC 1. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>POLLY? WE WILL MOVE TO EMMA NIXON. >>I AM EMMA NIXON. THESE ARE MY KIDS. THIS IS ROLAND AND WALLACE. THEY ARE FOUR YEARS OLD AND WHEN YEARS OLD. I AM SPEAKING FOR MYSELF BUT ALSO FOR A GROUP OF MORE THAN 200 FAMILIES IN THE SEATTLE AREA. WE CALL OURSELVES GREEN FAMILIES BECAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO DO ANYTHING WE CAN AS INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE GREENER AND SAVE THE PLANET. BUT IT IS COMPLETELY OBVIOUS THAT THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO AS INDIVIDUALS TO SAVE OUR KIDS LIVES. WE ARE TERRIFIED THAT THEY WILL DIE AND HONESTLY, AND EARLY AND TERRIBLY TRAGIC DEATH BECAUSE OF THE IMPACT THAT WE AS HUMANS HAVE ON OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING DRASTIC. SOMETHING NOW. YOU GUYS HAVE IN YOUR POWER TO DO SOMETHING, YOU HAVE IN CHANG RESIDENTS OF SOUTHPARK AND GEORGETOWN EXPECTED LIFESPAN EIGHT YEARS SHORTER THAN THE AVERAGE SEATTLE RESIDENT. 50% OF THE PEOPLE LIVING WITHIN 1 MILE OF THE LOWER DUWAMISH BOUNDARY ARE PEOPLE HEALTHY WORKPLACES. THROUGH A VOICE ON THE GROUND. A JUST TRANSITION FOR WORKERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY AND INDICATE RESOURCES TOWARDS OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. THE GREEN JANITOR PILOT PROGRAM IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THIS DIRECTION. I ASK THAT YOU PLEASE SUPPORT BOTH. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>HELLO. MY NAME IS FLORENCE. I ALSO GO BY FLOOD. I WORK AT THE GREEN PATHWAYS FELLOWSHIP. YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SOME GOOD WORK IN TERMS OF ADDRESSING THE GREEN PATHWAYS RESOLUTION AND GIVING FUNDING FOR ENTRY-LEVEL LIVING WAGE JOBS AND HERE IS JUST TO REALLY ENDORSE THE GREEN NEW DEAL. TO CONTINUE TO INVEST IN THE ECONOMY OF WORKERS, RIGHT? WE NEED LIVING WAGE JOBS TO CONTINUE TO THE DO THE GOOD WORK WE ARE DOING HERE. HOW IT COULD ALSO HAVE A RIPPLING EFFECT TO OUR COMMUNITY IF THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY CAN TO MAKE RIGHT DECISIONS AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO A GREEN ECONOMY. SO I AM FULLY ENDORSING THAT AND CONTINUE TO DO THAT GOOD I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF YOUR VOTE TO OVERRIDE THE MAYOR’S VETO TO CREATE A SEPARATE FUND FOR SBT REVENUE. DIABETES, IMPACTS LOW INCOME PEOPLE OF COLOR THE MOST. GOT GREEN ORGANIZATIONS OR VOLUNTEERS HAVE OR NOT TO INFORM SEATTLE RESIDENTS THAT THIS TAX IS NOT REGRESSIVE. DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE REVENUE WOULD BE REDIRECTED TO THEM BY WAY OF HEALTHY FOOD AND EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS. NOT ONLY DID IT CHALLENGE OUR ACCOUNTABILITY BUT IT LIMITED THE ABILITY TO FILL THE NEED OF HEALTHY FOOD FOR SO MANY FAMILIES IN SEATTLE. THE FRESH BOX PROGRAM IS AMAZING AND IS HELPING SO MANY FAMILIES YET THERE IS STILL A WAIT LIST OF OVER 3500 INDIVIDUALS. THE WAITLIST HAD TO BE CLOSED DOWN AFTER ONE WEEK. I WILL STOP THERE. >>THANK YOU. >>JOHN WALLER. JOHN WALLER? ARE YOU HERE? >>I AM THE SECRETARY OF THE FRONT COMMITTEE. SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF COUNCIL MEMBER, THE RESOLUTION ON CUBA. A SIMILAR RESOLUTION AGAINST THE U.S. EMBARGO ON CUBA HAS BEEN PASSED. 12 CITIES IN THE U.S. IT IS GOING TO GO TO A NUMBER OF OTHER CITIES, MAJOR CITIES VERY SOON. THIS RESOLUTION, IF PASSED, ENDING THE EMBARGO AND CUBA WOULD NORMAL SLEEP BENEFIT THE CUBAN PEOPLE. THAT IS THE MAIN REASON. BUT IT WILL IF IT THE U.S. PEOPLE. IT WILL ENABLE THEM TO REALLY TRAVEL TO CUBA IN WAYS THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY NOT ALLOWED TO. BUT ALSO, IT WOULD ENABLE THE U.S. TO PURCHASE SOME OF THE ADVANCED TREATMENTS AGAINST LUNG CANCER AND DIABETES THAT CUBA HAS DEVELOPED. FINALLY, THIS POLICY IS BEING CONDEMNED BY 189 COUNTRIES IN THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY. IT IS TOTAL INSANITY. THEY WILL ENGAGE CUBA. THEY ASKED U.S. DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, THE PRESIDENT, WHETHER THEY SUPPORTED NORMALIZATION OF RELATIONS, 25 OUTER 26. THEY SUPPORTED NORMALIZATION OF RELATIONS. THANK YOU. >> HELP US MAKE THIS RIGHT. >>HELLO HONORABLE COUNCILMAN AND COUNCILWOMEN. MY NAME IS ELIZABETH AND I AM ONE OF THE LEAD ORGANIZERS FOR FRIDAY’S FOR FUTURE HERE IN SEATTLE. I’M 16 YEARS OLD, FILLED WITH ANXIETY AND NOTHING MORE THAN TERRIFIED WITH REGARDS TO HOW WE WILL SURVIVE ON THIS PLANET. THE UN SAID WE HAVE I TOLD 20/30 TO MAKE IMMEDIATE, DRASTIC CLIMATE ACTION. IN 2030, I WILL BE 27 YEARS OLD. I WILL BE DECIDING IF I CAN BRING CHILDREN INTO THIS WORLD. IT WILL BE THE YEAR FOR THE CLIMATE CRISIS WILL >>>HELLO, COUNCILMEMBERS. I AM HERE. I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF HOW SEATTLE NEEDS A GREEN NEW DEAL. BASED ON MY SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE, SPEAKING WITH OVER 200 USE, WORKERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT, WE NEED A GREEN NUDE DEAL AND NOT GRADUAL LEGISLATION. BASED ON MY CONVERSATION AND RESEARCH, THE MAJOR ISSUES IN THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT FOR THE I-5 AND I 90, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CARS EVERY THE. THE BIGGEST ONE IN SEATTLE, LAST OF GREEN SPACE, THE BIGGEST GREEN SPACE. 1.7 ACRES. AND THE BIGGEST OF ALL, I THINK WHEN EVERYONE SPEAKS TO ME IS GENTRIFICATION AND PLACEMENT. A LOT OF ECONOMIES OF $750 A MONTH FROM THE GOVERNMENT. BEING BUILT ON THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT, THAT IS WHITE WE NEED BIG SYSTEMIC CHANGES. WE NEED AIR COOLING AND FILTERING STATION. WE NEED LOW INCOME HOUSING. WE NEED FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT AND EDUCATION. GREEN JOBS. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >>[APPLAUSE] >>HELLO. MY NAME IS ALLIE AND I’M REPRESENTING LOCAL 19. I AM A DOCK WORKER IN THE PART OF SEATTLE. THANK YOU MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL FOR ALLOWING FOR COMMENT ON THE COMPETENCE OF PLAN DOCUMENTING LEGISLATION. IT WOULD ALLOW FOR A STUDY OF OUR CITY’S MARITIME AND INDUSTRIAL LANDS BEFORE PURSUING ANY REMOVAL OF LAND PARCELS FROM THE MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL CENTER OVERLAY. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MIKE O’BRIEN AND TERESA FOR THE WORK IN PUTTING TOGETHER THIS LEGISLATION. THESE LANDS SUPPORT ONE SIXTH OF THE JOBS IN OUR CITIES, THEY PAY MORE THAN 20% OF THE AMINO AGENCY. 70% OF THE JOBS DO NOT REQUIRE A COLLEGE DEGREE. DOBSON THE MARITIME INDUSTRY SUPPORT THE MIDDLE INCOME, WHICH ALLOWS PEOPLE TO LIVE IN THE CITY IN WHICH THEY WERE. THE UNION IS COMMITTED TO THESE DISCUSSIONS SO WE MAY KEEP GOOD UNION JOBS IN OUR CITY WHILE RECOGNIZING THE LAND-USE DEMAND OF A GROWING CITY. THANK YOU. >>>>THANK YOU. AS I DID EARLIER, COMES MEMBER LARRY GOSSETT, I BELIEVE YOU WERE HERE AND I BELIEVE HE WAS THERE TO TESTIFY ON AN ISSUE. WE WELCOME YOU AT THIS POINT. WE WILL RESUME YOU ARE BACK. PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE, >>I UNDERSTAND THE TIME LET’S. I NEED TO SAY THIS UP FRONT. I AM HOPEFUL THAT THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL PASSES THIS NEW SEATTLE. THE GREEN NEW DEAL. BUT I AM HERE TO TELL YOU, ONCE THE COUNCIL RETURNS, IN ONE WEEK OR TWO, I AM PUTTING TOGETHER LEGISLATION. THIS IS THE COUNTY GREEN NEW DEAL. >>AND I HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE THE MEMBERS OF THE KING COUNTY COUNCIL. I JUST WANT TO RESPECTFULLY SAY I HOPE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL GIVES DUE CONSIDERATION. IF YOU ALL PASS IT, IT WILL BE A GREAT FOUNDATION TO SPREAD IT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE KING COUNTY COUNCIL. THE KING COUNTY-BASED MORATORIUM ON FOSSIL FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE, TRAVEL AND DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS MUCH BIGGER. THEY TOOK INTO CONSIDERATION THE IMPACT ON WORKERS. KEEPING WAGES HIGH. AND INVOLVING PEOPLE OF COLOR. I AM DEFINITELY ON BOARD FOR THIS WHOLE ISSUE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>WE ARE PLAYING TAG TEAM. >>FIRST, I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBERS. WE WANT TO THANK COUNCILEMBER MOSQUEDA TO LIFT THE BLOCKADE AGAINST CUBA THAT THE UNITED STATES HAVE HAD IN PLACE FOR 60 YEARS. AS WELL AS HER FATHER AND LARRY, LARRY AND PATTY WHO TRAVELED WITH ME ON THE LAST DELEGATION AND BROUGHT THIS IDEA TO THE COUNCILMEMBERS. I AM SORRY THAT THEY COULDN’T BE HERE TO TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF THE RESOLUTION. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO CUBA SINCE 1999. AND AS A FEMINIST, HAVE BROUGHT, AND I HAVE BROUGHT OVER 200 PEOPLE TO CUBA. WHAT HAS DRIVEN ME TO MY COMMITMENT TO BRING PEOPLE TO CUBA IS THE COMMITMENT OF THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT AND THE CUBAN WOMEN TO PUSH FORWARD WOMEN’S RIGHTS AGENDA WHICH HAS ALLOWED THEM TO ACHIEVE HIGHER STATUS OVER THE LAST 60 YEARS. IT IS EMBEDDED IN THE CUBAN CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 44. THE STATE GUARANTEES WOMEN THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AND POSSIBILITIES AS WOMEN, AS MEN, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE WOMEN’S FULL PARTICIPATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS COUNTRY. AS A RESULT OF THAT, CUBAN WOMEN IN 2017 REPRESENTED 66.8% OF THE PROFESSIONAL AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TECHNICAL JOBS, 60% OF THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND 81% OF THAT MEDICAL STUDENTS WERE WOMEN. IN 2017, CUBA RANKED THIRD PLACE WORLDWIDE FOR THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN MEMBERS IN PARLIAMENT WITH 48.6%. THE U.S. RANKS 80. LASTLY, TODAY YOU ARE — >>THANK YOU. >>CUBA HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF A BATTLE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. I HOPE YOU WILL PASS THIS RESOLUTION. WE HAVE MUCH TO LEARN FROM CUBA AND EXCHANGING VISITS FROM BOTH OF OUR COUNTRIES. >>THANK YOU. >>IMOGENE WILLIAMS? JEANNIE? AND MATT REMLEY? IMOGENE, JEANNIE AND MATT? >>MY GRANDSON AND HIS FAMILY LIVE DOWNSTAIRS. THE LITTLE GIRL IS SIX. SHE CAN READ REALLY WELL. THE LITTLE BOY IS 1 1/2. HE GAVE ME A NAME. HE CALLS ME MAMA. THEY GOT ME A BUTTON. IT HAS A PICTURE OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND IT SAYS DISSENT. WE LOVE OUR KIDS. BUT OUR LOVE IS TESTED BY THE REALITIES OF CLIMATE CHANGE. THE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3, COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT HAS BEEN SAYING THAT THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS IMPERATIVE. IT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO BE FOSSIL FUEL FREE BY 2030. FOSSIL FUEL FREE. >>GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M A COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR THE ALLIANCE FOR PIONEER SQUARE. WE MANAGED A BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA AND REPRESENT OVER 850 BUSINESSES. I AM HERE TODAY TO ASK YOU TO SUPPORT THE CITY CENTER CONNECTOR WITH AN EVER CHANGING CITY LANDSCAPE. WE HAVE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS. PIONEER SQUARE AND THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS NEED AN EFFICIENT, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPTION COME A CONNECTING THE EXISTING STREETCAR LINES WILL GIVE US A ZERO EMISSIONS CIRCULATOR THAT COMPLETES THE NETWORK AND ALLOWS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO GET AROUND THE CITY EFFICIENTLY. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PROJECT. THANK YOU. >>BEFORE YOU BEGIN, LET ME CALL TERRY FLYNN AND CLAIRE RICHARDS. THANKS. >>– MY NAME IS MATT REMLEY AND I AM A RESIDENT OF BEACON HILL. I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST THANK COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN AND HIS STAFF FOR THE WORK ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL. BRINGING TOGETHER FOLKS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS TO REALLY TO BRING POWERFUL THINGS INTO THE RESOLUTION. I AM EXPRESSING MY SUPPORT FOR IT AND ENCOURAGING THE COUNCIL TO TAKE BOLD ACTIONS TO BE FOSSIL FUEL FREE BY 2030. AND FOLLOWING UP ON THE BOLD STATEMENTS WITH BOLD ACTION, ENSURING THAT SEATTLE BECOMES A LEADER IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. [APPLAUSE] >>PRESIDENT HAROLD, I AM TERRY FINN, A BOARD MEMBER OF THE WASHINGTON FEDERATION FOR MARITIME CHOICES. I AM HERE TO SUPPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PLANNING LAND USE AND ZONING COMMITTEE TO WITHDRAW THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO IMPOSE A STADIUM DISTRICT IN THE PLAN. TO REMOVE THREE OTHER PARCELS FROM THE MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNATION. I WANT TO THANK DIRECTLY COUNCIL MEMBERS O’BRIEN AND MISS? THE TO PASS IT IN COMMITTEE. AND WE HOPE THAT THEY WILL SUPPORT THE CALL BY THE MAYOR TO HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND STUDY OF INDUSTRIAL LANDS AS PART OF THE OVERALL COMP PLAN REVIEW PROCESS. WE NEED MUCH MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF THE INDUSTRIAL ERA. THE FUNCTION AND THE DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES INVOLVED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >>MY NAME IS CLAIRE RICHARDS AND I WAS HERE ON FRIDAY. I CHOKED UP CRYING. THIS TIME I AM A BIT STRONGER. I AM A MOM OF A THREE AND HALF- YEAR-OLDS. AND THIS IS HIM. BUT I SHARED HIS PICTURE. HE IS NOT HERE RIGHT NOW. BUT I AM A SCIENTIST. I AM A NURSE SCIENTIST AND I HAVE HEARD ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE SINCE, MY WHOLE LIFE. BUT I DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS GOING TO COME SO SOON. IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS EVER PREDICTED. THE FIRES AND SMOKE EVENTS WILL ONLY INCREASE IN FREQUENCY, AND DURATION. AND EFFECT THE WAY OUR CHILDREN’S LONG LOOKS DEVELOP OVER THE COURSE OF THEIR LIFETIME. WE HAVE A NARROW WINDOW IN WHICH WE CAN CHANGE. THIS IS A PICTURE OF MY SON PICKING TOMATOES AND IF WE DO NOT, IF CLIMATE CHANGE, IT IS AFFECTING THE BEES. THEY ARE GOING EXTINCT. IF WE DO NOT HAVE PLEASE, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LIVE BECAUSE WE NEED BEES IN ORDER TO GROW TOMATOES. AND ANY OTHER KIND OF FOOD. AND WE NEED PLANTS IN ORDER TO SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE DOWN. IT IS A DOUBLE WHAMMY. I THOUGHT YOU TOMATOES THAT MY SON PICKS. THEY ARE FRESH. [APPLAUSE] >>THANK YOU, CLAIRE. ALEX? RICH? AND JULIE SIMONE VARGA. >>GOOD AFTERNOON. CITY COUNCIL, IF YOU REMEMBER ON JUNE 25, YOU ALL SIGNED ONTO THE SEATTLE FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL COMMUNITY ENDORSEMENT LETTER, RECOGNIZING ANYTHING I COULD SEE IN >>Thank you. [ Applause ] my name is [ Indiscernible – low – volume ]. I and a generator for and 15 years. I support the program the janitor. I want to have a for take care of the environment. We want to work. We want to do work that may the earth healthier for our children. We want to help make this city green energy goes past. Please support the green janitor education program. This will empower janitors with skills that will benefit the population. Thank you. [ Applause ] >>Thank you. Then out with, Ingrid Elliott, and Harry cut. >>Hello. My name is [ Indiscernible – low – volume ]. I and a number of Seattle 350. This year I think the green new deal will be a federal program, federally funded, implemented at the date and local level. It is not completely out of the question that we might get that kind of leadership at the national level that this the next election cycle or maybe the one following. At this, we obviously cannot hope for a significant federal funding. Eight is a tremendous challenge to find the green at the local level. We are asked in the counsel to do this. My point is this: every time a city like Seattle makes a commitment to the green deal, it had a catalyzing effect on other cities. This will also create momentum that we need to push this political activity at the national level. Our goal is to do the best that we can at the local level. Never lose sight that we are just part of a much larger vision. Thank you. You knock thank you. [ Applause ] >>Is angry here? >>Thank you. My name is Ingrid Elliott. Am a Seattle mother. I am here because I want grandchildren. We know that we have until 2030 to change the trajectory of climate change. 2030 is when my oldest son would be 30 years old. He says this is when he would think about having children. If climate change is not under control by then, the sure has the anxiety of the kids we have heard from today. He says he will not have children if he does not know that he will be bringing them into a phase future. I am thought that the Seattle city Council has endorsed the green new deal. I would urge you to adopt the green new deal resolution and make that full endorsement letter from Jim official. I would also urge you in the coming months to make effect is and significant action toward making the green new deal, not just a beautiful idea but in reality. The first steps should be to do no new. We must lower emissions. I urge you to follow the example of Keith Kelsey which has been fossil fuel infrastructure projects. [ Applause ] the city of Berkeley has and fossil fuels and new buildings, Seattle can do the same. Thank you. [ Applause ] >>Jerry Kutz, Stacy Vane, and Market Basket, that will conclude our fourth page. Harry, Stacy and Mark. 41, 42, and critically. >>Hello. Hello council members, thank you for your time. My name is Harry Katz. I am representing some ice movement Seattle, a group that organizes young people to take action for the green new deal. I am here today because I do not want fossil fuel air position to shorten my life or anyone else’s light, it shall instantly people’s lives every year. Young people want a livable future for our. That is why the support Seattle’s green new deal. We are so inspired by this green new deal campaign, we hope Seattle will inspire other places around the world to listen to the leadership of frontline communities, prioritize racial and economic justice for and eliminate pollution as soon as possible. Thank you. >>Thank you. >>Was there someone else? >>Martha. Martha, you can proceed. I think it is Steve. Steve. Steve, I could not leave your name. We will go Steve and then Martha. >>My name is. I am chair of the Seattle urban first. We strongly support the green new deal. We have a climate crisis. It is not a climate change issue anymore. We want to thank the Council for moving forward on this legislation as well as their commitment to moving forward on a dating the Seattle tree protection ordinance. This is long overdue by 10 years. We cannot make the problem worse by letting trees be removed and not be replaced. The same time, we are trying to do the green new deal, they have to get together. These are complement her issues that we support the urban forestry commission draft. We urge you to enact this as soon as possible. The whole idea with tree replaced required when developers move trees that they can be planted in other places in the city that have health problems like in South, like in the Valley etc. This is a racial and social justice issues and bypassing the tree ordinance, you can assist in this green new deal effort. Thank you. [ Applause ] >>I am putting my voice to this effort to save our truth. I am here to support the new deal and encourage the city council members and all of those who have worked so hard for its passage to also include strong language to protect urban traits. Their importance in a changing climate and to public health and well-being should be self- evident. Increasing development is seeing a rapid loss of green canopy in residential lots especially. Housing and trees should not be incompatible. Often they are a sacrificial lamb. As a member of the recently formed do not haircut Seattle, I urge the council to not only pass the new green deal but to enact a draft tree ordinance protection now. The draft was presented to the Council and the mayor back in June. We understand that it has installed. That is tragic. I respectively request the Council to take action on behalf of trees. Those silent living creatures which any successful green new deal depends on, thank you so much. [ Applause ] >>Thank you. >>We have about 45 comments. We have heard, and testimony from the committee as well. Unless there is an objection, I will go to the agenda. We have a lot of work to do on the agenda. I cannot get through all of the names but we tried to do as best we could. Having said that, please read the title of the payment bill section so we can move on with the agenda. >>Counsel Bill 199605 [ Indiscernible – low – volume ] for the week of July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2013. We are ordering the payment of their of. >>I moved to Paris 119605. Any comments? Please call the roll on the passage of the bill. >>[ Indiscernible – low – volume ] >>In favor, the post. >>The bill passes and the chair will sign it. Is read agenda item number one. You knock the report of the city Council reconsideration of 119551 related to creating a friend for sweetened beverage tax revenues adding a new section [ Indiscernible – low – volume ] to the Seattle municipal code in providing guidelines for expending proceeds committed. These were passed and the Ted on August 2, 2019. >>Thank you. There with me for one moment here. I am calling up the motion to reconsider the passage of counsel Bill 1195 55 as amended. It does not require motion. We will no doubt have some discussion. The reconsideration of this so as amended is now pending before the counsel. I will call for comment. Just a word about procedure referred of what we are doing, many of you know, the Council passed some legislation relative to the sweeened beverage tax. It has been vetoed by the mayor. This then requires that between five and I believe 30 days, we consider the votes. We can legally change the vote or we can we stage, we can vote as we did for the record as we did for the first proceeding and state are reasons or either egal or factual this is for our. You are not required to but you might want to make sure you have a record. At this point, I think we all understand what is the fourth. This will require just for the public notice, two thirds vote to pass, in other words, six votes, the law will remain in effect. Council members are free. Of course, we will share what they would like. Who would like to speak on the the possible veto in the reconsideration vote? You can take your time. Okay. Would anyone like to start off Teresa? Council member, would you like to start? >>I you very much. You know I am happy to wait. Are there others who worked on the original legislation? Seeing no hands going up first, I am happy to chime in first. I am sure we will have other people who will comment. I am extremely disappointed that we are here today. I am extremely disappointed that again we have to have this conversation about how we will not engage in an austerity budget. We are not going to engage in putting populations against populations, communities of color against communities of color. We are not going to engage in children versus seniors or those who are house versus on house. We are talking about the very court& Of government. This core services of government should be coming from the general fund. When we passed this test initially, when the councils that forward, and put forward a tax on sugar sweetened beverages but they did so in an intentional and thoughtful way. This includes communities of color, including those most harmed by the targeting of said the company. This includes conscious analysis of how to make sure that we kept workers whole and of the text was implemented, the dollars went back into the communities that were being taxed. This effort to try to pit one of us against others in the community is part of why we are standing strong to stand up against the theater. Today Mister President, I am supporting the Council in its original language that it brought forward to make sure that we are not replacing general fund dollars with soda tax dollars. The soda tax was a public health intervention. It was always a note to be a public health harm reduction strategy. It was not too foot the bill for general government. Today Mister President, we stand in solidarity with the public health advocates who work in that we need to reduce consumption of the sugary wheat and beverage with the voters who knew that we were yet again imposing a regressive tax that doing so in a way to the have the intention to give money back to the communities that were being harmed by high, sugary sweetened beverages. We recognize that yes consumption has not declined because we do not have those dollars in hand. We have not direct them to the educational programs, to the early learning programs, to the programs that ensure that there is more than just high salt, high carb, high fat food in our communities. We may access to fruits and vegetables and healthy foods. We need community gardens. We need committee education programs work that is what these dollars were intended to do in addition to making sure that we supported everything programs, home visiting programs, food assistance programs, I do believe that we should do both. We can do both. The sugary student tax beverage or the tax was never intended to pad the pockets of our budget overall. Instead, he needs to go back into the very communities that supported this to begin with. As a public health advocate, they champion to make sure that we are investing in our earliest learners, and someone who want to see our communities unhealthier and greener, and live longer, we need to be true to what we have promised to the voters. That was that this money would be walled off and intentionally directed to those who are consuming sugary weekend averages at the highest rates. We reduce consumption overall to create healthier communities across the board. Mister President, I am supporting the initial bill. [ Cheers and applause ] >>Thank you councilmember. >>Councilmember Gonzales, I am speaking directly to you at this point. I could not see if you raised your hand when I asked if anybody wanted to pick. I will say that a few members of the Council would like to. Maybe it would be appropriate for you to say a few words initially. I can recommend people here physically or would you like to wait for me to recognize others first? >>Thank you Council President. I do not have anything more to add than the original comments. I agree with the remarks made from I call it. I am ready to vote yes on this. For all of those reasons, I look forward to having an opportunity to win and if we call role on this bill, thank you. >>. After you hear a few opinions, I will just come back here again just in case you want to say something. I will certainly give you another opportunity. Thank you for that. Who would like to take next? [ Laughter ] when you are looking at me& [ Laughter ] I am sorry, I am trying to convey complex thoughts. Neck I am pretty good at reading language. I did not know. The Mac I do want to speak. I want to speak before councilmember O’Brien. Of the council members are going to vote no on this agenda item. I would like to hear from them first before I go on. >>I understand, if possible. I will let every member speak at they would. I will recognize you as I see hand. Councilmember Brian, I saw your hand next. >>I can be brief. I spoke to this numerous times. I think the councilmember said it very eloquently. I fully support everything you said. I will be voting in support of the legislation to override a veto. [ Cheers and applause ] >>Thank you. You know, I do not typically run [ Indiscernible – low – volume ], last time everyone spoke my daughter was there and she said do not see anything bad. I did not get a chance to say anything. I just want to say something quickly. We will see who wants to close the debate. I am certainly overriding the veto. For these reasons, it was very simple that when we as a Council created this revenues dreams; quite candidly and quite honestly, I was against this tax it was a very aggressive tax I thought the black and found communities that suffer the most. I had to be convinced as to why this made, like this made sense from an investment strategy. Some of the same places that I am looking at now, convinced me. This revenues dreams is for the long-term health of our community. This revenue stream was to make sure that we and the importance of health. We have to from a grassroots standpoint go against a strong marketing effort that sometimes target poor neighborhoods. This began to make sense to me. We took a lot of his by the way. People remember that. I was one of the few people that were getting hit from all angles. We did this. We got through it. We did not say it was going to be capped. We did not say and by the way, if we generate more, we are going to do this. We said this is going back into our community. For me, this is a simple vote. It is consistent with our values. I will vote to override the veto. I look forward to that that. Thank you very much. [ Cheers and applause ] >>So I can keep going if you want. I will not. Council members one, would you like to say a few words? >>Thank you president. Every year during the budget, it is shocking to see how the general front that could be spent on anything are used by the mayor and the majority of the counsel. This year, for example, the mayor’s and $400 million on policing. $10 million was spent on inhumane and ineffective sweeps of hummus encampments and $1 million studying the regressive tolls on city streets. Not one discretionary dollar was on affordable housing. This bill is about whether the funds raised for the sweetened beverage tax go into the general fund or whether they are in a special fund to be only used for things like access to healthy foods. This bill is not about whether or not to have the sweetened beverage tax. We are not relitigating that discussion. I voted against the implementation against the tax because it is so regressive, putting the majority of the burden on poor and working- class peopl. Today the vote is about whether the funds are reserved to support healthy food options for the very people who are going to be paying the majority of the tax. This measure to be able to use the funds for the community it self medicated the regressive nature of the tax, taking some of the revenues into the hands of the communities. Because of that, of course, there is no doubt that I intend to vote yes. This ordinance is not about cutting ex $.3 million from other various important programs out there dark and has claimed. This book has nothing. However, the man’s lie while absurd on the face, needs to be taken seriously. She has the power to propose a different kind of budget. If she says that programs will be cut, she is effectively threatening to cut the funding to the programs if the social service operators do not fall into line. There are reports that the mayor has had department heads calling social service writers and threatening to cut the funding. In the end, this is what the bill is about. This is not about one partition versus another. It is not a palace intrigue in City Hall. This bill goes to the heart of the matter that we face in our city. This is the lack of political courage in City Hall to tax big business so that all of the programs that we need can be fully funded. All of our needs in a society can be funded. That is not happening. This is life you have situations like this where we are struggling to find a measure of social justice and even that is being called into question by putting programs against programs. It is done by using Peter to pay Paul strategy. As our movement is growing, absolutely we want to win this today and override the mayor’s agreed to speak up. That will not be enough. We need to continue fighting for full funding of all of our programs. That full funding will not come on the basis of the most regressive taxes in the entire nation. That is what we have in our city today. We need to generate the political courage to text big business and the wealthy so that all of the needs of the community and especially the most marginalized are funded. That carried as you know is not going to start from most politicians. It will in the grassroots, and the workplaces, and the communities. I look forward to working with you in September and October in our people’s budget movement. Thank you. [ Cheers and applause ] >>Any other council members who woul like to become efficient? Councilmember Carl, would you like to see if you? >>Just piggybacking off of councilmember comments about what the intent of this legislation is and is not my: when we heard that the man and some of her department to where raising this concern in the community that by sequestering these funds for the intended programs, that might mean fewer funds for other programs that we all cared about. We worked to actually amend the legislation to include a recital that clarifies what the counsel’s incentives and what our expectation is for the mayor. And so, included in this piece of legislation, is an amendment that clarifies that the legislation is not intended to reduce funding for any impacted programs and I think this neck part is really important. The executive is expect to identify other sources to maintain full funding for these additional programs that we care about. That is what we are hoping to see in the budget process easier, coming up in September. Thank you. >>Thank you. Councilmember. >>Thank you. We have gone through this how many times? Four or five in this chambers. I as budget chair had raised an amendment one occasion. I supported a councilmember on another to that we went through this last year during the budget cycle. We had agreed that we would have an interest budget both and adopted for this year and. I will tell you that I am probably the lease comfortable up here around this issue we are having. I do feel that this is hitting one community against another. Many of us up here, against the other. It is the second floor against the seventh floor. This is a necessary going forward. I do want to record that whereas I fully support the sweetened beverage tax investment, I support the appropriations we made last year for a number were critical. Those were public health, caring for the communities, in other ways for the parent-child home program, the child care assistance program and I nurse family partnership program. All of these things are important to all of us. Coming up in October, what I am asking my colleagues to do is we really need to prioritize the revenue for these other programs that we hold dear. Of course, we are going to hold our thanks, we need this money for our fresh box. We know how important that is. The operational cost for permanent support of housing, all of the things that we invested in through the tax last year are important. We must resolve the conflicting funding priorities as we go forward in the balance budget. I am asking you, I’m also asking the council central data in the mayor’s office to help us look at the entire system of expenditures, primarily for human service. I believe that this council has had over and over again services and finding housing for the unsalted are the top priority. We also know that some of the invest not working. We are not getting the benefits we expect. My goal here as budget chair, unfortunately I have to take a courageous decision and say we have to have a balance budget. There is not a single thing that we have done in the last year to suggest that we are very good at cutting things. I am committed as I know the mayor is to find the money in our general fund to support what we are doing. I know where the wind is blowing up here as my friend Richard, used to say, you do not need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing and how the is coming. I want to make sure that as we are moving forward with these things, we ultimately are going to have to make some decisions. One is going to be we need additional revenues to cover this. I am asking my calling, over the next month, before the budget really begins in October, I want to hear from you about, either one time funds that you are going to be willing to cut? We need additional revenues. We have got to work with the executive to make sure. I am not going to be voting to override the veto. I believe she had a really good reason for doing that. I do want my colleagues to know that I am committed to making sure that all of the investments that we have identified in the 2018 budget for this year and next year are held completely whole. And not patched. >>Okay. >>Oh, come on. >>Councilmember. >>Okay prior to my appointment, I have the opportunity to knock on the doors of about 2000 people in my district. One of the things that I hear consistently at the door was you seem like a nice guy. If you get to the council, do not get caught up in the fight between the Council and the mayor. In my district specifically, I think this is what led to the live and the call for accountability. So this is hard. This is hard for a variety of reasons. These are reasons that I outlined that were deeply pressed to me. I grew up on many of the programs that we are talking about funding. Not only do I know the first hand, the importance of his program, the question becomes how do we fund these programs. The underlying issue and the issues that I have inherited with regards to the decisions that led to this situation, these are such that we still have yet to address the underlying part which is how do we find them. The tensons have escalated in this entire debate between the Council and the mayor, it has really been disheartening for me and quite frankly, heartbreaking. You know, I am here trying to focus on solutions. I really want to work with all of my colleagues, my colleagues are all dedicated public servants. I am wanting to work with everyone to figure out how we best do this. This is not about versus them. This is really about all of us trying to drive the solution forward. In the end, there are 10 people responsible for the leadership of the Eddie. Nine council members, one mayor. And so, as a sole vote against this ordinance, I will support the man’s media. I will say this right now. It is my priority and do not interpret this vote as not wanting to put the money back. This is a vote to say how do you figure out the solution that I know very because the underlying issue still remains. We have not identified the funding sources and I am willing to work with anyone to identify the funding sources in order to put the money back and not pit organizations against each other. That has and probably the most disappointing and disheartening for at this entire process. We are better than this. I am going to vote to uphold the veto. >>Thank you councilmember. Okay. We are almost ready to vote. Does anyone else want to any other words? Councilmember& >>Thank you Mister President. To circle back, I think it is? That I believe it was a councilmember who mentions that this is not about a political fight between council members. This is not a political fight between the second floor and they set for. This is about a can set committed we have made to the community. The leadership that you have sent are bringing this issue forward today, this is intended today to be a vet that signals our commitment to fully funding these programs not just the programs that are funded by the sugar sweetened beverages at the very programs that were funded through the sugar sweetened beverages tax erroneously last year. We want to make sure that all of these programs get funding. You heard that from us last time. A commitment to make sure that the home visiting programs and early learning programs and food bank programs are equally find it just like we made a commitment to the voters that supported the sugar sweetened beverage tax. This is get enhanced funding. It was always intended to be enhanced funding. As we move forward, I have sent the message of unity around these programs that large are held up. I appreciate the good comments that were made last time. We are going to be looking for ways to keep these programs whole. What we hopefully will be able to avoid going forward after today is not falling victim to manufactured crisis. We will not have ourselves be pitted against each other in creating unnecessary stress on the their communities that we have asked to trust us and support this tax. I am hoping that this type of drama that has been stirred up will be behind us in the rearview mirror so that this counselor can fully focus on a robust budget that invested are most vulnerable and are communities that had his likely been not included in budget in the past decades. This is a council that will unite around those issues. Regardless of what the vote is today, I am hoping that we will not devolve a manufactured crisis in October and November. I do not want this to be a signal of what is to come. Let’s unite around funding. Again, I call for the additional revenue to make sure we are not in a particular budget going forward. The Mac thank you.>>AS AMENDED SO DURING OUR ROLLCALL COUNCILMEMBERS WILL DEVOTE HIGH, TO OVERRIDE THE MAYOR’S VIEW OR NO, TO STAND THE VOTE. SO IN OTHER WORDS ON THE MOTION IS TIDY, AND LESS THAN TWO THIRDS, THE BILL FAILS AND THE VETO IS SUSTAINED. OKAY. DOES EVERYONE UNDERSTAND THAT, OKAY. ALL RIGHT, SO OKAY. STATE THAT AGAIN. I CAN PUT IT AND I WAS READING A SCRIPT LET ME PUT IT IN PLAIN ENGLISH. IT IS SIX VOTES, IF THERE ARE SIX VOTES, THE VETO IS FAILED. SIX VOTES. ANY SIX VOTES, SIX AYE VOTES, THE VETO FAILS. SIX OR MORE. OKAY. OKAY, IS THAT CLEAR. OKAY. SO, REMEMBER, AYE IS TO OVERRIDE. OKAY, WILL THE CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.>>GONZALEZ.>> AYE. >> AYE. >>AYE. >>PACHECO.>>NCE.>>PRESIDENT. >>AYE. >>WE HAVE SIX IN FAVOR, THREE OPPOSED.>>SO AS I’M UNDERSTANDING THAT.>>MOTION CARRIES, THE VETO IS OVERRIDDEN AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN THE BILL CERTIFYING POSITIVE COUNSEL BILL IN 19551. OKAY. PLEASE CALL THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.>>OKAY. OH. COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES, GO TO BED. IT IS LATE THAT. OKAY. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW PROPERLY EXCUSE COUNCIL MEMBER GONZALES FROM THIS PROCEEDING. NOW, LET’S READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM INTO THE RECORD. >>AGENDA ITEM 2 RESOLUTION 318 97 CALLING FOR AN END TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL EMBARGO AGAINST GUVA. >>I KNOW SOME FOLKS DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO GO, CINDY DOMINGO IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO VISIT CUBA ON A DELEGATION TO LEARN FROM THE CULTURE AND THE COMMUNITY AND TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE THERE WILL YOU PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. FOR THE FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GO TO CUBA I THINK THAT YOU WILL AGREE WITH THE COUNCIL UP HERE AND THE MAJORITY OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE CUBA EMBARGO IS NOT ONLY CREATING A HARDSHIP FOR THE INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE IN CUBA, THE KIDDOS, THE WORKERS, THE ELDERS, BUT IT IS ALSO CREATING A HARDSHIP BECAUSE WE IN THE UNITED STATES DO NOT GET THE BENEFIT OF LEARNING FROM THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY THAT THEY HAVE, THE HEALTH APPROACHES THAT THEY HAVE, THE INCREDIBLE WAYS IN WHICH THEY HAVE RENOVATED THEIR EDUCATION SYSTEM AND CREATED SOME OF THE HIGHEST LITERACY PROGRAMS ARE LITERACY RATES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD SO TODAY, I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE AND I WANT TO UNDERSCORE OUR APPRECIATION OVER THE LAST DECADES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTINUED TO ENGAGE AND INTERACT WITH THE PEOPLE OF CUBA AND TO LEARN FROM THE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO CREATE THIS CROSS NATIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY. SINCE 1996, CUBA HAS SUFFERED UNDER THE EMBARGO THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS IMPOSED IN VARIOUS DEGREES AND VARIOUS STRENGTHS, AGAINST OF THE COUNTRY OF CUBA AND UNDER THIS FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION, WE SEE AN INCREASED INTENSIFICATION OF THIS EMBARGO, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES THOUGH AGREE WITH WHAT THE CITY COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING TODAY, THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THINK THE EMBARGO IS INEFFECTIVE, INHUMANE, AND A VIOLATION OF U.S. LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS. AND THAT IS WHY 11 OTHER CITIES IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE ALREADY PASSED SIMILAR RESOLUTIONS, RICHMOND, BERKELEY, OAKLAND, SACRAMENTO, ALL IN CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND MASSACHUSETTS, HARTFORD CONNECTICUT, MONTANA, MINNEAPOLIS, PITTSBURGH, ST. PAUL AND DETROIT, THOSE LAST TWO JUST PAST THE RESOLUTIONS THIS YEAR AND THERE IS FIVE MORE CITIES WHO ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERING SIMILAR RESOLUTIONS TO CALL FOR OUR CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON AND AND THE EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA TODAY. WE HAVE 193 MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATIONS, UNITED NATIONS. AND REPEATEDLY, THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY HAVE VOTED IN FAVOR OF ENDING MORE RECENTLY 189 MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS WITH TWO COUNTRIES ABSTAINING, THIS IS THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE WORLD, CALLING FOR AN END TO THIS EMBARGO AGAINST THE CUBA PEOPLE. ECONOMIC DAMAGES IN ONE YEAR ALONE, FOR CUBA AMOUNTED TO OVER $4 TRILLION AND STILL, CUBA HAS ACHIEVED SOME REMARKABLE, REMARKABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, INCLUDING THE HIGHEST, LITERACY RATE IN THE WORLD OVER 99% OF THE POPULATION HAS ACHIEVED HIGH LITERACY RATES, GUARANTEED ACCESS TO EARLY LEARNING, PRENATAL CARE AND LONG-TERM CARE, WHICH HAS RESULTED IN LIFE EXPECTANCY RATE OF OVER 79 YEARS. INDIVIDUALS IN CUBA ARE LIVING LONGER THAN INDIVIDUALS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, REGARDLESS OF WHAT, BECAUSE ACTUALLY WHEN YOU HAVE POOR OR HELD OUTCOMES, THE ENTIRE POPULATIONS SUFFERS, SO WE HAVE A LOT TO LEARN FROM OUR FRIENDS IN CUBA, INFANT MORTALITY RATES ARE AS LOW AS ZERO .4%. THAT IS 0.4%, MANY OF US INCLUDING ME AND MANY INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO SURVIVE GIVING BIRTH WHO WANT THEIR KIDDOS TO SURVIVE ESPECIALLY IN THAT FIRST YEAR, OF LIFE, WE HAVE A LOT TO BENEFIT FROM ENDING THE EMBARGO AND CONTINUING TO LOOK AT THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCES FROM THE TEACHERS AND THE COMMUNITY IN CUBA, I WANT TO CALL OUT SOME OF THE SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT WERE RAISED IN PUBLIC TESTIMONY TODAY, SOME F THESE ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE DIABETES DRUGS, VACCINE FOR MENINGITIS AND HEPATITIS B AND ANTIBODIES FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AS WELL AS OTHER THERAPEUTIC VACCINES, THAT CAN HELP US ADVANCE OUR CAUSE TO END LUNG CANCER, ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING CANCERS THAT WE KNOW OF THEY HAVE HELPED TO CREATE AN ANTIBODY AGAINST THAT, SO THIS IS INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE HAVE THE BENEFIT OF LEARNING FROM. AND, I THINK IT IS PAST TIME, THAT WE ENDS THIS PUNITIVE POLICY AND MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO EXTEND OUR COMMITMENT AND OUR MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, WITH THE PEOPLE OF CUBA I AM PROUD THAT THIS RESOLUTION WILL MAKE US NOW A DOZEN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT WILL BE CALLING FOR AN END TO THE EMBARGO AND I WANT TO CINDY, CITY, CINDY DOMINGO, O SITTING HERE A LONG TIME CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER AND LABOR LEADER WHO HAS LED THE DELEGATIONS DOWN TO CUBA WITH THE U.S. WOMEN AND CUBA COLLABORATION, A HUGE AMOUNT OF APPRECIATION FOR ALL THE WORKS THAT YOU HAVE DONE, MY PARENTS DID HAVE THE CHANCE TO TRAVEL WITH YOU AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, WHO HAVE OVER THE YEARS HAD THE CHANCE TO BENEFIT FROM GOING ON SUCH DELEGATIONS, SO TO ALL OF THE FOLKS WHO ARE LISTENING TO, DO KNOW THAT WE HERE IN THIS CORNER OF THIS COUNTRY, WILL CONTINUE TO STAND UP AGAINST OPPRESSION AND THAT INCLUDES THE PUNITIVE MEASURES IN THE EMBARGO THAT HAS BEEN INCORRECTLY PLACED ON THE PEOPLE OF CUBA FOR THESE PAST FEW DECADES AND WE WILL SEND THIS MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY NOT ONLY TO THE PEOPLE OF CUBA BECAUSE I KNOW YOU SENT IT TO OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ACROSS THE WATER AS WELL, AND WE WILL SEND IT TO OUR CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS AS WELL, THERE IS LEGISLATION THAT CONTINUES TO BE INTRODUCED, RECENTLY REINTRODUCED AGAIN TO CALL FOR AN END TO THE CUBAN BLOCKADE AND JUST SENDING A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY, THANK YOU CINDY.>>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >> THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, DONALD TRUMP CLAIMS THAT THERE IS SOME SORT OF HUMANITARIAN JUSTIFICATION FOR THE EMBARGO ON CUBA AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS, IS IT MINISTRATION IS BLOCKING SUPPLIES NEEDED TO REBUILD FROM HURRICANES WHILE SENDING DEADLY WEAPONS TO THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY, THE REALITY IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE BIG BUSINESS INTEREST REPRESENT AND PUSH THIS EMBARGO BECAUSE THEY ARE OPPOSED TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES BEING A PART OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR AND THEY DO NOT WANT THE SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLE OF CUBA TO BE LEARNED BY MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO WILL WANT THE SAME THING IF THEY SAW HOW SUCCESSFUL IT WAS. AS WAS MENTIONED, BY PUBLIC, KEYLESS HEALTHCARE, PEOPLE LIVE LONGER AND HAVE A FAR BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES WHILE LIVING AND INFANT MORTALITY RATES ARE ENVIABLE, CUBA’S PUBLIC EDUCATION HAS MEANT HIGHER LITERACY RATES AND TRAINING AND MORE DOCTORS EXPORTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THEN ANY INDUSTRIALIZED NATION. CUBA’S PUBLIC INVESTMENT AND HOUSING HAS MEANT THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE AND HAVE NOT HAD THE HOMELESS CRISIS THAT WE SEE IN EXTREMELY WEALTHY CITIES LIKE SEATTLE. AND THIS IS, IN OUR TINY ISLAND NATIONS STRANGLED BY AN EMBARGO, BY THE MOST POWERFUL ECONOMY OF THE WORLD. AND RECOVERING FROM A LEVEL V HURRICANE. AS A SOCIALIST MYSELF, MY VIEW OF SOCIALISM IS A SOCIETY WHERE THE ECONOMY IS RUN DEMOCRATICALLY BY WORKERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES TO BENEFIT THE VAST MAJORITY OF HUMANITY AND TO MAINTAIN THE PLANET, CUBA SHOWS AN IMPORTANT GLIMPSE INTO WHAT IS POSSIBLE, BUT SOCIALISM AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS GO WELL BEYOND WHAT IS ACHIEVED OR HAS BEEN ACHIEVED THROUGH THE CUBAN REVOLUTION, CERTAINLY THE CLIMATE CRISIS WHICH WE ARE DISCUSSING APPROPRIATELY DISCUSSING TODAY CALLS FOR A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT AWAY FROM CAPITALISM, THAT WOULD MEAN THE BIGGEST CORPORATIONS IN OUR ECONOMY ARE RUN DEMOCRATICALLY, TAKEN INTO PUBLIC OWNERSHIP, NOT FOR THE PROFITS AND WELL, WEALTH OF A FEW SHAREHOLDERS, WHEN YOU COMPARE CUBA TO HAITI, COUNTRIES A SIMILAR SIZE AND MANY SIMILAR HISTORICAL POINTS, CLIMATE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, YOU CAN SEE THE DAY AND NIGHT DIFFERENCE, WITH THE ADVANTAGES OF A PUBLIC SECTOR, COMPARED TO THE EXPLOITED OF NATURE OF CAPITALISM, SO I AM HAPPY TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION AND LET’S FIGHT FOR AND WHEN MEDICARE FOR ALL.>>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, WOULD ANY OTHER COLLEAGUES LIKE TO SAY ANYMORE WORD BEFORE WE VOTE ON THE RESOLUTION?>>I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU CINDY. FOR ALL YOUR WORK. OKAY. LET’S DO THIS, THOSE IN FAVOR. OF ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION AS ELOQUENTLY STATED BY COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT AND MOSQUEDA, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE RESOLUTIONS ADOPT AND WE WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ AGENDA ITEM NUMBER THREE.>>AGENDA ITEM THE RESOLUTION 318 93 RELATING TO TAXATION STATING AN ATTEMPT TO ADOPT LEGISLATION OPPOSING A LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX AT THE MAXIMUM RATE AUTHORIZED TO FUND INVESTMENTS IN AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.>>I AM REALLY EXCITED TO BRING FORWARD THIS LEGISLATION TODAY I KNOW IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS POLICY WITH A LOT OF WONKY SAUCE ON IT BUT IT IS REALLY EXCITING THIS IS A LEGISLATION THAT THE STATE LEGISLATURE INITIALLY PASSED THIS LAST SESSION OF HOUSE BILL 1406, WHICH ALLOWS FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS TAX DOLLARS THAT ARE ALREADY BEING COLLECTED AND ACTUALLY INVEST THEM INTO AFFORDABLE HOUSING SO, WE DO HAVE ITEMS THREE AND FOUR I’M GOING TO SPEAK TO ITEM 3 RIGHT NOW AND THEN I WILL NOT SPEAK AGAIN TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR MR. PRESIDENT BUT THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BOTH PASS A RESOLUTION AND THEN SUBSEQUENT ORDINANCE IN THE SAME DAY TO ALLOW FOR US TO ACT ON THIS BRAND-NEW REVENUE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD HOUSING. FIRST THANK YOU TO REPRESENTATIVE DO ROBINSON AND REPRESENTATIVE NICOLE MacQUARIE WHO WERE THE LEAD SPONSORS ON THIS LEGISLATION TO ALLOW FOR THESE JURISDICTIONS TO GET A PORTION OF THESE DISTINCT SALES TAX AND IT TO OUR INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS TEAM AND A LOBBYING TEAM FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS, IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE GET DOLLARS IN HERE TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING NOW AND WE ARE IN COORDINATION WITH OUR COUNTY PARTNERS ON THE TIMING OF IMPLEMENTING THESE DOLLARS BUT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT IS THAT WE HAVE DOLLARS IN HAND TO BUILD HOUSING COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL IS A COSPONSOR OF THIS LEGISLATION AND THROUGH THE LAST FEW MONTHS I THINK WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HAD WE NOT JUST ACCESS THE DOLLARS THAT ARE GOING TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE CITY AROUND $4.5 MILLION A YEAR BUT HOW DO WE ACTUALLY EXPAND THOSE, MULTIPLY THOSE DOLLARS AND BOND AGAINST THOSE DOLLARS, SO COUNCIL MEMBER HARRELL THIS IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING ON IN PAST YEARS AND I THINK THIS GIVES US ONE MORE TOOL TO ALLOW US TO BOND AND GET CAPITAL DOLLARS IN HANDS AT A MINIMUM WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BONDING TO BE ABLE TO GET $50 MILLION TO INVEST IN THE HOUSING, AND THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR US, TO GET THOSE DOLLARS IN HAND AND AT THE SAME TIME, WE RECOGNIZE THAT THIS DOES NOT MEET THE SCALE OF THE CRISIS THAT WE HAVE IN TERMS OF THE NEED FOR NEW REVENUE, SO JUST AS A REMINDER, WE HAVE THE NEED FOR AROUND 156,000 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAT WE NEED TO MEET THE NEED FOR TODAY, THAT DOESN’T EVEN INCLUDE THE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY COME HERE AS IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES, OR PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING HERE AS ECONOMIC REFUGEES LOOKING FOR A GOOD LIVING WAGE JOB OR TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS OR THE FOLKS WHO ARE COMING HERE AT CLIMATE REFUGEES, SEEKING A MORE STABLE CLIMATE, GIVEN THE CRISIS THAT MANY OF OUR COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS PHASE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH WILDFIRES AND INCREASED FLOODING AND INTENSE úTEMPERATURES, AND UNSTABLE SITUATIONS, MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME TO THIS REGION SO WE MUST GO TO THE HOUSING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY WHO IS IN OUR REGION HAS A PLACE TO CALL HOME AND THAT PEOPLE AREN’T GETTING PUSHED INTO THE STREET OR PUSHED OUT OF OUR CITY LIMITS. SO IN ORDER FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ACT UPON THE LEGISLATION THAT WAS PASSED, THE STATE LEGISLATURE, WE NEED TO BEGIN COLLECTING FUNDS BY OCTOBER 1, IN ORDER FOR US TO MEET THAT DEADLINE, TODAY, COUNSEL IS CONSIDERING LEGISLATION THAT ALLOWS FOR US BY SEPTEMBER 1 TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE TO GIVE A 30 DAY NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AND WE ARE REALLY EXCITED THAT WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE RESOLUTION AND THE ORDINANCE TODAY, YOU WILL BEGIN TO BE ABLE TO CREATE THAT SPENDING PLAN THAT WILL BE HEAVY EMPHASIS ON CAPITAL, ALSO RECOGNIZING THAT WE DO NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING THAT DOES GET DEVELOPED HAS THE FUNDS FOR CASE MANAGERS AND ADDITIONAL ONGOING SUPPORT THROUGH OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, SO THERE WILL BE A LITTLE BIT OF A BALANCE BUT HEAVY EMPHASIS ON THE ACTUAL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION, THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT I THINK THAT SUMMARIZES THE COMMENTS HERE, BUT I WOULD BE REMISS TO SAY, THAT AS WE CREATE HOUSING THE EMPHASIS WITH THESE DOLLARS WILL BE ON THE LOWEST INCOME WORKERS FOLKS WHO ARE MAKING LESS THAN 30% OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME BECAUSE THE OF THE POPULATION RIGHT NOW THAT THE MARKET IS NOT GOING TO BE BUILDING FOR AND WE MUST STEP IN AND BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING AGAIN, THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE TEAM FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE INCLUDING TRACY RADCLIFFE FROM CENTRAL STUFF, AOMORI, EMILY ALVARADO AND AARON HOUSE, FOR MY OWN OFFICE FOR THEIR INTENSE WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GOT THIS PAST, ON TIME TO BUILD HOUSING AND TO OUR LEGISLATIVE PARTNERS WHO HAVE MADE THIS POSSIBLE, THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>I AM HAPPY TO SPONSOR IT, THANK YOU AS WELL COUNCIL MEMBER 15 FOR RECOGNIZING THE WORK THAT THIS COUNSEL HAS DONE IN THE PAST AND ENSURING THAT WE USE OUR BONDING CAPACITY IN ORDER TO HOLD AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND 2017, THIS COUNSEL HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT DOING JUST THAT, WE USED OUR BONDING CAPACITY FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING, THAT THE CITY BUILDS, WHETHER OR NOT IT IS BUYING NEW PARKING METERS, OR FIXING THE SEAWALL, A WHOLE BUNCH OF DIFFERENT CAPITAL PROJECTS IN BETWEEN BUT WE WERE NOT USING OUR BONDING CAPACITY TO BUILD HOUSING. AND, GIVEN THAT WE HAD PRIORITY 2017, JUST A COUPLE YEARS PRIOR, DECLARATIVE STATE OF EMERGENCY, THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO USE THE CITIES ABILITY TO ISSUE DEBT TO BUILD HOUSING, THAT SHOULD BE A PRIORITY FOR THE CITY. JUST LIKE AGAIN WE USED THIS FOR OTHER THINGS, THAT THE CITY NEEDS, THE CATCH THOUGH, IN USING OUR BOND AUTHORITY, FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR USING OUR BOND AUTHORITY FOR ANYTHING, THE CATCH IS WE ARE SHOWING THAT, AND WE HAVE TO HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO PAY OFF THE DEBT, SOMETIMES IT IS FOR 20 YEARS, SOMETIMES IT IS FOR 30 YEARS, THIS LEGISLATION BEFORE US TODAY ALLOWS SEATTLE TO ACCESS EXISTING REVENUE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE USED BY THE STATE THAT WE CAN INCREASE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAT WE CAN BUILD UNDER THIS YEAR’S FUNDING AVAILABILITY TO NONPROFITS, BUT IT IS ONLY, IT IS ONLY AN ALLOCATION OF STATE SALES TAX, THAT WE CAN USE OVER THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS DEPENDING ON WHAT THE TERM IS THAT WE DECIDE TO ISSUE THE DEBT FOR, FOR WHAT WE BUILD ADDITIONALLY THIS YEAR, IT IS A HIGH PRIORITY FOR ME THAT SEATTLE DOUBLE OUR HOUSING INVESTMENTS FOR EACH OF THE NEXT FOUR REMAINING YEARS OF THE HOUSING LEVY, SO THAT WE CAN ACT ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 2018 McKENZIE REPORT, THAT SAYS OUR REGION NEEDS TO INVEST BETWEEN 360 TO $410 MILLION A YEAR TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING. SO JUST IN SEATTLE ALONE WE NEED TO BE DOUBLING OUR ANNUAL INVESTMENTS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THIS LEGISLATION BEFORE US TODAY HELPS FOR THIS YEAR, BECAUSE AGAIN IT GIVES A REVENUE SOURCE, THAT WILL ALLOW US TO DOUBLE OUR INVESTMENTS, IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THIS YEAR. BUT IF WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO USE OUR BOND AUTHORITY IN ORDER TO DOUBLE OUR ANNUAL INVESTMENT, AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR EACH OF THE NEXT FOUR REMAINING YEARS OF THE HOUSING LEVY, AND IF WE WANT TO DO SO IN A WAY THAT DOESN’T RELY ON OUR EXISTING REGRESSIVE TAXES TO DO SO, WE WILL NEED ANOTHER NEW PROGRESSIVE REVENUE SOURCE, NEXT YEAR, AND THE YEARS FOLLOWING. IF WE CANNOT FIND ANOTHER NEW PROGRESSIVE REVENUE SOURCE THAN WE ONLY HAVE OUR EXISTING REGRESSIVE TAXES, THAT ARE CONTINUING RELIANCE ON THEM, WHETHER OR NOT IT IS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR TO DO THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO THE CITY. WILL HURT RENTERS, MOM AND POP LANDLORDS, LOW INCOME AND MIDDLE INCOME HOME OWNERS, SENIORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES ALIKE SO I AM JUST PUTTING THIS OUT THERE BECAUSE IF WE REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS YEAR, FOR SUBSEQUENT YEARS, WE NEED TO FIND AN ONGOING REVENUE SOURCE IN ORDER TO PAY OFF THE DEBT THAT WE WOULD ISSUE TO BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.>>VERY GOOD. OKAY. SAWANT? >>I WILL BE VOTING YES ON THIS BILL, AND THE NEXT ONE WHICH WILL BOTH BE BILLS TO MAKE A TINY INCREASE IN THE FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IT IS FUNDED THROUGH SALES TAXES TO BE CLEAR IT IS NOT UNUSED SALES TAX, IT IS SIMPLY THE STATE GIVING THE CITY A SMALL PROPORTION OF THE TAXES THEY ALREADY COLLECT SO THE CITY CAN SUPPORT IT WITHOUT CREATING ADDITIONAL BURDENS ON HOUSE REGULAR PEOPLE WHO ALREADY PAY WAY TOO MANY TAXES IN SEATTLE WERE BIG BUSINESS GETS OFF VIRTUALLY SCOT-FREE. IN THE MAYOR’S ANNOUNCING THIS BILL, SHE SAYS IT WOULD RAISE $50 MILLION WHICH MAKES IT APPEAR THAT IT IS REPLACING THE AMAZON TAX. THAT WAS REPEALED BY THE MAYOR AND THE MAJORITY OF THIS COUNSEL, HOWEVER IN THE FINE PRINT WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL TO SEE THE FINE PRINT, THAT IT IS ONLY RAISING A FEW MILLION EACH YEAR IN THE CITY THAT COULD MAKE $15 MILLION OF THOSE FUNDS ONE TIME, IF IT PAID OFF THAT $50 MILLION OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS. I SUPPORT EVERY POSSIBLE AFFORDABLE HOME FOR OUR WORKING FAMILIES, AND WILL OF COURSE BE SUPPORTING THIS BILL AS I SAID, BUT WE NEED TO BE CLEAR AT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD OUTLINED THAT THIS IS A TINY DROP IN THE BUCKET IF YOU LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS THAT ARE BEING THROUGH RESEARCH WE KNOW THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS IN ORDER TO RAISE IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE SCALE OF THE PROBLEM SO THIS IS RELYING ON SALES TAXES IS GOING TO BE COMPLETELY INSUFFICIENT NUMBER NOT TO MENTION COMPLETELY UNJUST. IF WE ARE TO HAVE A CITY HALL THAT ACTUALLY ADDRESSES THE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS CRISIS, THEN WE CAN NOT DUCK THE QUESTION OF TAXING BIZ BUSINESS, AND WE WILL ALSO NEED RENT CONTROL. MOST IMPORTANTLY, AT THIS MOMENT IT IS MY DUTY TO POINT OUT TO WHAT INCREDIBLE LINKS THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT WILL GO IN ORDER TO USE SALES TAXES AS A COVER TO AVOID TAXING BIG BUSINESS, THE CITY LOBBIED THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO PASS A SPECIAL LAW GIVING THE CITY THE ABILITY TO SPEND THIS TINY FRACTION OF REGRESSIVE TAX ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THE DEMOCRATS IN OLYMPIA WHO HAVE A MAJORITY IN ALL HOUSES AGREED TO CHAMPION IT, THEY PASSED THE LAW, SENDING OUT PRESS RELEASES BRAGGING ABOUT WHAT THEY ACCOMPLISHED, THEN SEATTLE’S MAYOR BROUGHT THIS BILL ALONG WITH PRESS RELEASES BRAGGING ABOUT WHAT SHE HAD ACCOMPLISHED, MEANWHILE TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE HOMELESS, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS ARE IN DANGER OF BEING DISPLACED, AND WASHINGTON STATE CONTINUES TO HAVE THE MOST REGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM IN THE ENTIRE NATION, THE QUESTION WE SHOULD BE ASKING IN OUR MOVEMENT SHOULD BE ASKING, WHERE WILL THE LOBBYING EFFORT FROM CITY OFFICIALS TO REPEAL THE BAN ON MIND CONTROL, WHERE WAS THE BILL IN OLYMPIA TO TAX AMAZON OR CAPITAL GAINS OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD TAX THE RICHEST PEOPLE RATHER THAN THE POOR AND WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE YET AGAIN. WHERE IS THE BILLION-DOLLAR SOCIAL HOUSING PROJECT THAT THE CITY COULD HAVE ADVOCATED FOR AND THE STATE COULD’VE PASSED IN THIS BUDGET, PAID FOR BY TAXES ON THE SUPER RICH, NONE OF THAT WAS ON THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENTS AGENDA, THAT IS WHY WE CANNOT RELENT OUR MOVEMENT CANNOT RELENT AND BE, WHILE WE STRONGLY SUPPORT EVERY AFFORDABLE HOME POSSIBLE INCLUDING THROUGH THE BILL TODAY, WE AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES MUST HOLD A POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL THAT THEY ARE NOT DOING. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. WE WILL VOTE ON A RESOLUTION. ARE WE READY TO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION?>>MR. PRESIDENT. JUST VERY SHORT, I FORGOT TO SAY, AARON HOUSE WHO HAD WORKED ON THIS LEGISLATION IT IS ALSO HER BIRTHDAY TODAY SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS LEGISLATION WE APPRECIATE YOU AND AGAIN WE APPLAUD THE FUTURE EFFORTS TO GET ADDITIONAL REVENUE IN HAND AND ALL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE FOCUS ON 0 TO 30% EMI, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WE ARE GOING TO PASS THIS RESOLUTION FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY.>>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. WITH THAT, THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO. THE MOTION CARRIES THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ THE CORRESPONDING BILL.>>RELATING TO TAXATION OF IMPOSING A LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX TO FUND INVESTMENT IN AFFORDABLE AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING ADDING NEW SECTIONS TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE, AMENDING SECTION 5.60.0 30 OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE AND RATIFYING AND CONFIRMING CERTAIN PRIOR THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THAT THE BILL PASSED.>>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, YOU SORT OF DESCRIBE THAT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAVE A FEW MORE WORDS OR PROCEED WITH THE VOTE.>>THESE PROCEED.>> YOU SURE?>>YES I AM SURE.>>, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL.>>SAWANT. >> AYE. >> HERBOLD. >> AYE. >>O’BRIEN. >>AYE. >> HARRELL. EIGHT IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>THE BILL PASSES, PLEASE SIGN IT.>>THE REPORT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AGENDA ON FIVE COUNSEL BILL 119602 RELATING TO THE FINANCING OF THE CENTER CITY STREETCAR CONNECTOR PROJECT AUTHORIZING THE LOAN OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $9 MILLION FOR DESIGN OF THE STREETCAR, THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSED.>> THANK YOU, THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION WOULD AUTHORIZE A LOAN TO FUND UP TO $9 MILLIN TOWARDS STREETCAR ONGOING STREETCAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN WORK, AS FOLKS WHO ARE PROBABLY AWARE, THE STREETCAR PROGRAM HAS BEEN ON HOLD AND DECISION TO PURCHASE IS ON HOLD, WELL, THE MAYOR AND THE DEPARTMENT DO SIMILAR ANALYSIS THEY HAVE DONE A BUNCH OF ANALYSIS AND WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED WITH FURTHER ANALYSIS WHICH WILL INCLUDE AND WILL COST UP TO $9 MILLION, ON ANALYSIS INCLUDES FURTHER STUDY OF THE SIZE OF THE CARS, CHANGES THAT MIGHT NEED TO BE MADE TO THE BASES OR, PLATFORMS, AND PROBABLY MOST IMPORTANTLY THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS THAT MAY NEED TO BE REINFORCED THE FOURTH AVENUE STREET VIADUCT WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY THE INTERSECTION OF FOURTH AVENUE AND JACKSON. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE INTENT IS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT BUT THE MAYOR CANNOT FULLY COMMIT TO THAT UNTIL THIS ENGINEERING WORK IS DONE AND THE UNDERSTANDABLE COST RAMIFICATIONS OF THAT. THE INTENT IS THAT THE INTERFUND LOAN WOULD BE REPAID, BY PROCEEDS, THAT WOULD BE REIMBURSING GAS TAX MONEY, FROM THE SALE OF THE MERCER MEGA BLOCK PROPERTIES THAT DISCUSSION WILL START IN MY COMMITTEE THIS FRIDAY AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE COMPLETE BEFORE BUDGET, THAT TRANSACTION WOULD LIKELY BECOME PLEADED IN 2020. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER BRIAN. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU, I WANT TO START OFF BY THANKING THE MAYOR AND THE DIRECTOR SAMSON FOR THE TRANSPARENCY THEY HAVE BROUGHT TO THIS PROJECT, IT IS A REAL IMPROVEMENT OVER THE PREVIOUS LEADERSHIP, I DON’T SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT NONETHELESS, IT WAS, THE COST IS MOST RECENTLY ESTIMATED AT $286 MILLION. MORE THAN TWICE THE HUNDRED AND $35 MILLION ESTIMATE, INCLUDED IN THE 2015 SMALL STARTS GRANT APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION. AND THIS IS TWICE THE COST ESTIMATED IN 2015, BEFORE WE HAVE EVEN BROKEN GROUND ON THE PROJECT. A COUPLE OF THE OTHER REASONS THAT I HAVE STRONG CONCERNS, IN 2017 THE ESTIMATE COST WAS 158 MILLION, THE COUNCIL ADOPTED AMENDMENT THAT I PROPOSED REQUIRING THAT THEY REPORT THE COUNCIL, IDENTIFY CONTINGENCY STRATEGIES AND POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES TO ADDRESS THE RISK THAT FUTURE FEDERAL TRANSIT AGENCY FUNDS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET TO REIMBURSE THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION COST OF THE PROJECT. IT STATED THAT THE REPORT SHOULD IDENTIFY CONTINGENCY STRATEGIES AND POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES TO ADDRESS THE RISK OF UNDER COLLECTING FUTURE OPERATING REVENUE, IN THE CASE THAT RIDERSHIP PROJECTIONS DO NOT MEET THE ESTIMATES, FURTHER, THIS IS, FURTHER THIS IS AN AMENDMENT THAT THE FULL COUNSEL VOTED TO SUPPORT, BUT NEVERTHELESS WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY ANSWER FOR HOW TO PAY FOR THE EXTRA COST OF THE PROJECT, FOR BOTH CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS, MORE HAVE RECEIVED A PROPOSAL TO FULLY FUNDED, THE MOST LIKELY OPTION, TO BE PROPOSED, THAT WILL PROBABLY HERE IN THE FUTURE, TO PAY FOR THESE EXTRA COSTS IS BY NOT FINDING OTHER TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES, AND AS WE ALL KNOW, WE HAVE A LOT OF TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES. FOR CONSTRUCTION FUNDING, THANKS TO THE FIRST-QUARTER ENHANCED CAPITAL PROJECT REPORT, FOR THE 2019 WATCHLIST THAT THE COUNCIL ADOPTED EARLY THIS YEAR, WE LEARNED THAT THE $50 MILLION FROM FTA THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION WILL EXPIRE IN SEPTEMBER 2020, IF A SMALL STARTS GRANT AGREEMENT IS NOT YET EXECUTED. AND THIS IS A QUOTE FROM THE REPORT, WE DO NOT EXPECT TO HAVE AN EXECUTED SMALL STARTS GRANT AGREEMENT BY SEPTEMBER 2020 UNDER THE REVISED DRAFT SCHEDULE. SO, WHAT THAT MEANS IS NOT ONLY IS THE ADDITIONAL 25 MILLION THAT WE WERE HOPING TO GET FROM FTA, NOT IN HAND, BUT IT IS VERY UNLIKELY THAT WE SHOULD EXPECT AN APPROPRIATION OF THE ORIGINAL $50 MILLION. SO, IF THE FTA FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT IS MORE UNCERTAIN THAN EVER WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE, THIS WILL RESULT IN A POSSIBLE $140 MILLION FUNDING GAP, NEARLY HALF OF THE COST OF THE PROJECT. EVEN IF THOSE DOLLARS WERE TO COME IN, THE 75 MILLION WOULD ONLY COVER ABOUT 26% OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS. AGAIN THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE THAT SDOT INCLUDED IN ITS GRANT APPLICATION WAS THAT THOSE DOLLARS WOULD COVER MORE THAN HALF THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS. SO, IN SHORT I REALLY DO NOT THINK IT IS GOOD PUBLIC STEWARDSHIP OF LIMITED PUBLIC RESOURCES THAT HAVE A REALLY IMPORTANT DEMAND MAINLY OUR FINITE TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS, DO NOT BELIEVE IS IT IS GOODSTEWARDSHIP OF THOSE RESOURCES TO VOTE BEFORE EVEN HAVING A FUNDING PROPOSAL FOR THE PROJECT. SECONDLY, THE ORIGINAL PURPOSES OF THE TWO EXISTING LINES ARE ALREADY BEING SERVED BY TRANSIT. THE SOUTH LAKE UNION LINE WAS DEVELOPED TO CONNECT SOUTH LAKE UNION, TO LIGHT RAIL. THE FIRST HILL LINE, WAS BUILT IN LIEU OF A LIGHT RAIL STATION TO CONNECT THE CAPITOL HILL AND THE CHINATOWN ID STATIONS, ACADEMIC RESEARCH SHOWS, AS DANNY WESTON HE AND OTHERS HAVE NOTED THAT STREETCAR PROJECT SIR PRIMERA T, PRIMARILY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND IT IS HARD TO CLAIM THAT IT IS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN, AND IN ANY CASE, THE TRANSPORTATION FUNDS I BELIEVE SHOULD BE USED FOR OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS PRIMARILY, TO ADDRESS OUR NEEDS OF OUR TRANSIT SYSTEM. DOWNTOWN IS WELL COVERED BY BUSES AND WE HAVE A LIGHT RAIL LINE WHERE THE CENTER CITY STREETCAR WOULD GO. I AM REALLY SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE RIDERSHIP PROJECTIONS, THE ORIGINAL PROJECTIONS FOR THE SOUTH LAKE UNION LINE WAS OVER 900,000 RIDERS IN 2018. BUT THE ACTUAL NUMBER IS A LITTLE BIT OVER $500,000, OR 500,000 RIDERS, IT IS 44% BELOW THE PROJECTIONS. AND SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS WHEN WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIDERSHIP THAT WE EXPECT, WE ARE NOT ELECTING THE BAY REVENUE THAT WE EXPECT, AND THAT CREATES A NEED FOR ANOTHER OPERATING SUBSIDY, AND AGAIN, HAVING FINITE TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES THAT OPERATE IN SUBSIDY, MIGHT WELL, FROM THE OPERATING SUBSIDY WE COULD OTHERWISE BE PROVIDING TO SERVE METRO, AND ADDRESS THE NEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH METRO TRANSIT. IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF SEATTLE TO HAVE GOOD TRANSIT CONNECTIONS, FROM SEATTLE TO SOUTH LAKE UNION EMPLOYMENT CENTER, AND 2016 WHEN THE C LINE ROUTE FROM US TO SEATTLE SHIFTED, TO RUN TO SOUTH LAKE UNION RATHER THAN ENDING IN DOWNTOWN, RIDERSHIP WENT UP 20%. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INVEST IN BUS TRANSIT, THE USE OF BUS TRANSIT INCREASES DRAMATICALLY WE ARE ONE OF THE ONLY CITIES IN THE NATION WHERE TRANSIT RIDERSHIP HAS INCREASED IN, AND THAT IS IN NO SMALL PART BECAUSE OF OUR INVESTMENT IN PROP ONE, TO FIND BUS TRANSIT. THE, I THINK ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE OF CAUTION IS THAT I, I 976 HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE WIDE NOVEMBER BALLOT, IF IT PASSES AND I HOPE IT DOESN’T, IN 2020, THE SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT WILL LOSE $25 MILLION IN VEHICLE LICENSING FEES. THAT VOTERS APPROVED IN 2014 FOR ADDITIONAL BUS SERVICE, BEYOND WHAT IS FUNDED BY KING COUNTY METRO, THIS COULD AFFECT OUR ABILITY TO MAINTAIN CURRENT FUNDING LEVELS FOR SERVICE IN 2020, ON THE C LINE FOR EXAMPLE OVER ONE THIRD OF THE SERVICE, ON THE C LINE IS FUNDED BY PROP ONE. I WANT TO ALSO THINK BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIR SHOP FOR WHAT SHE OFFERED ON SPENDING FOR THIS PROJECT INCLUDED IN THE 2019 BUDGET, I THINK WE WILL NEED A SIMILAR RESTRICTION IN NEXT YEAR’S BUDGET, AND I ALSO WANT TO MAKE NOTE OF CONCERNS I HAVE HEARD FROM WEST SEATTLE BY COMMUTERS ABOUT SAFETY WITH STREETCAR TRACKS, THEY WOULD NEED TO CROSS IF THIS IS BILLED TO REACH THEIR JOBS IN DOWNTOWN AND SOUTH LAKE UNION, THEY ARE VERY WORRIED ABOUT THEIR SAFETY, AND SO IF THIS MOVES FORWARD, BICYCLE SAFETY MUST BE ADDRESSED IN ALL PORTIONS OF THE LINE. AND IN CLOSING, ALTHOUGH TRANSPORTATION, STREETCAR PROJECTS ARE KNOWN NOT TO BE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS BUT RATHER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, THESE ARE THE KINDS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT BENEFIT THE TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT CAN WEATHER THE CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS OF A PROJECT LIKE A STREETCAR PROJECT, WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER ON FIRST AVENUE, THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER RIGHTS, THAT THEY ARE ON A VERY TIGHT BUDGET IN TRYING TO SHOWCASE LOCAL ART, THE RESIDENTS OF OUR CITY AND VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THEY ARE A GALLERY OWNER, IT IS A DIFFICULT BUSINESS BUT A MUCH NEEDED CULTURAL ASSET WE WORK REALLY HARD TO KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN AND ARE COMING UP ON OUR TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY IT IS NEVER EASY AND SOME MONTHS WE STRUGGLE MORE THAN OTHERS BUT WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT ART PLAYS IN OUR CITY, AND IT IS WORTH EVERY BIT OF HARD WORK THAT WE PUT INTO THE GALLERY DAILY. THEY GO ON TO WRITE THAT THE STREETCAR IF IT GETS APPROVED IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THEY AND SEVERAL OTHER SMALL BUT IMPORTANT BUSINESSES ON FIRST AVENUE WILL SURVIVE. THE IDEA OF POTENTIALLY TEARING UP OUR LIFELINE FIRST AVENUE FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME BRINGS ON TREMENDOUS STRESS AND ANXIETY, WE RELY ON FIRST AVENUE BEING OPENED TO THOUSANDS THAT WALKED BY EACH DAY, IF THE STREETCAR GETS IMPROVED, CONSTRUCTION WILL DETER HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FROM WALKING ON FIRST AVENUE, THAT ALONE COMING INTO OUR GALLERY TO BUY ART. WHAT IS THE REASON FOR BUILDING THE STREETCAR IN THE FIRST PLACE. FIRST AVENUE IS BUSY, LIVELY STREET, WITH TRAFFIC PROBLEMS ALREADY. A FIXED RAIL STREETCAR WILL ONLY ADD TO THE TRAFFIC MESS MAKING DOWNTOWN LESS ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE CITY, AND GIVE THEM YET ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID SHOPPING ALONG FIRST AVENUE. AND WHO WINS, BIG BUSINESSES THAT CAN AFFORD TO WAIT IT OUT WHILE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS RIDICULOUS STREETCAR TEARS OUT FIRST AVENUE AND DRIVES OUT ALL OF THE LOCAL BUSINESS. AND SO, AGAIN, I THINK THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THIS PROJECT. PRIMARILY, MY MAIN CONCERN IS THAT WE ARE USING PRECIOUS TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS FOR WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY THAT WILL NOT BENEFIT ALL BUSINESSES, AND WILL RESULTS IN THE CITY NEEDING TO CONTINUE TO SUBSIDIZE BOTH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STREETCAR AS WELL AS ITS ONGOING OPERATIONS, AND THAT THAT WILL OVER TIME, NEGATIVELY IMPACT OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE TO FIND IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS THAT WORK AND ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH THE BUS LINE, THANK YOU.>>WE HAVE A BILL IN FRONT OF US, I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY.>> COUNCILMEMBER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR MUCH OF WHAT YOU SAID THERE, YOU KNOW YOU AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS AND AGREEING WITH SOME THINGS AND ON OTHERS BUT I DO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE STANDING IN THE BACK, DON BLAKE FROM DSA, LESLIE SMITH FROM FORMALLY WITH PIONEERS SQUARE LINES AND JENNY WHO WAS HERE I HAD AN OCCASION TO MEET WITH A HALF A DOZEN MOST RECENTLY AND PERHAPS 18 MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THREE MONTHS AGO, AND WHAT I HEARD FROM ACROSS THE BOARD, WHETHER IT WAS BUSINESSES LARGE AND SMALL, WHETHER IT WAS OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS, WHETHER IT WAS PEOPLE ALONG FIRST AVENUE HAVING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO EXISTING LINES, OF OUR STREETCAR, MADE A LOT MORE SENSE THAN JUST HAVING THEM AS INDEPENDENT WORMS THAT DO NOT GO ANYWHERE, SO I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD HAS SAID, IT IS A MAJOR CONCERN OF MINE AS THE EXTRA COST OF CONSTRUCTION WHETHER THE JUICES ARE WORTH THE SQUEEZE, I BELIEVE THIS $9 MILLION IS WORTH GOING FORWARD THOUGH, LET’S CONTINUE THE CONSTRUCTION, THE EVALUATION, BUT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT THE OPERATIONS COST, WHAT COUNCILMEMBER EARL SAID I THINK IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE, PARTICULARLY IF THAT WILL SHIFT TO THE GENERAL FUND, BUT I DO SEE THE VALUE OF HAVING A UNIFIED CONNECTED SYSTEM I AM GLAD TO SUPPORT THIS NEXT PHASE, BUT I DO WANT TO HAMMER AGAIN WHAT I SAID THIS MORNING, WE NEED TO HAVE A GREAT MOBILITY STRATEGIC PLAN TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KNOW WHAT TIMES AND HOW WE CAN PROMOTE FREIGHT GETTING AROUND THE CITY, PARTICULARLY AROUND DOWNTOWN BECAUSE AS MORE AND MORE MESSAGES ARE BEING DELIVERED, WE NEED SPACES FOR TRACKS, WE NEED TIME WHETHER IT IS A TEMPORAL CHANGE AND HOW AND WHEN TRUCKS DELIVER THE PACKAGES OR HOW WE ARE GOING TO WORK THAT THROUGH SO WE ARE NOT DONE YET, WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT OUT OF THE WOODS BUT IF SDOT WILL WORK WITH US ON THE MOBILITY STRATEGY, REALLY FIXING LEFT TURNS, ON FIRST AVENUE, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A DEDICATED LANE FOR LIGHT RAIL, AND FRANKLY, I THINK AND AS A BICYCLE WRITER I CAN SAY THIS, I THINK BIKES NEED TO BE MOVED OFF OF WHERE WE HAVE LIGHT RAIL, LET’S PROVIDE DEDICATED SAFE SEPARATED BICYCLE LANES, GOOD SAFE PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS, BUT DO NOT TRY TO MIX THEM BECAUSE IT JUST DOES NOT WORK, SO I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AGAIN, DSA THANK YOU DON FOR BEING HERE FOR ALL OF OUR PIONEER SQUARE ALLIANCE FRIENDS, AND THE NONPROFITS INCLUDING COMPASS HOUSING, CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB, THOSE ADVOCATES WERE REALLY PERSUASIVE TO ME, THAT THEY WANTED THIS CONNECTION AND ALSO, TOM GRAFF AND OTHERS FROM BELLTOWN AND OUR PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS THAT CAME AND SAID THIS IS IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS IN THE SERVICES TO PEOPLE THAT NEED IT SO I AM GOING TO BE SUPPORTING THIS $9 MILLION INVESTMENT, AND FOR OTHERS NEXT YEAR, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND AFTER YOU SEE WHAT COMES BACK AND, HOW MUCH THE COSTS ARE.>>THANK YOU>>OKAY, IF WE ARE READY TO CLOSE, DID YOU NEED TO SAY ANY CLOSING REMARKS?>>READY TO VOTE. >>PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.>> SAWANT? >>AYE. A >> HERBOLD. >> NAY. >> JUAREZ. >>AYE. >>O’BRIEN. A >>AYE. >>PACHECO. A >>AYE. SIX IN FAVOR, ONE OPPOSED.>>BILL HAS PASSED, WE WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ THE NEXT ITEM INTO THE RECORD. >>RELATING TO AGREE NEW DEAL FOR SEATTLE ESTABLISHING GOALS IDENTIFYING ACTIONS NECESSARY TO MEET THESE GOALS AFFIRMING THE FEDERAL GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION AND CALLING FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENACT POLICIES TO ADVANCE AGREE NEW DEAL. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS A RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED.>> COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN?>>THANK YOU, ARE WE READY TO TALK ABOUT THE GREEN NEW DEAL? FOLKS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A COUPLE HOURS FOR THIS. COLLEAGUES I’M REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE A CHANCE TO VOTE ON THIS RESOLUTION, I AM REALLY, REALLY EXCITED FOR IMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING TOGETHER, FOR YEARS AND PARTICULAR IN THIS EFFORT IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, TO REALLY HIGHLIGH THE CHANGES THAT WE NEED TO MAKE, THIS RESOLUTION HAS A LOT IN IT, AS MY COLLEAGUES HAVE NO DOUBT SEEN, IT TOUCHES ON A LOT OF ASPECTS, I WILL SAY THAT THE MY INTERPRETATION OF THE FEDERAL GREEN NEW DEAL, AND WHAT I HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH HERE, IN BRIEF WITHOUT TOUCHING ON ALL THE POINTS IN THE RESOLUTION, IS THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS, THAT IS BARRELING DOWN TOWARDS US, AND WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT WE SIMULTANEOUSLY ADDRESS THE ECONOMIC CRISIS THAT FACES TOO MANY OF OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND THE SOLUTION TO THAT HAS GOT TO BE THE SENATOR LIFTING UP THE VOICES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE IN PACKED IT HIGH POLLUTION AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES AND HAVE NOT HAD ACCESS TO THE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ECONOMY, THE TWO OFTEN OVERLOOK CERTAIN COMMUNITIES AND BY LIFTING UP THOSE VOICES, THE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN MOST IMPACTED WHO HAVE SEEN FIRSTHAND HOW DAMAGING BOTH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC POLICIES CAN BE, THEY ALSO KNOW THE SOLUTIONS TO SOLVING BOTH. IF WE SIMPLY SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS BUT DOUBLE DOWN AND LEAVE THINGS BEHIND WE WILL BE BACK HERE FIGHTING A NEW CRISIS AGAIN. AND WE CANNOT SIMPLY SOLVE THE ECONOMIC CRISIS WITHOUT ADDRESSIG THE CLIMATE CRISIS. AND THESE COMMUNITIES GET THAT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE I KNOW. WHEN YOU READ THIS RESOLUTION KNOW THAT YOU ARE READING THE VOICES OF SO MANY COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO MAKING THIS RIGHT. AND RECOGNIZE OF COURSE THE RESOLUTION ALONE, IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE IT, WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO GOING FORWARD BEYOND THIS, WE ALREADY HAVE AN ORDINANCE AND COMMITTEE THAT WILL BE BACK FOR US, SOON. WE ARE WORKING ON SOME TRANSPORTATION ITEMS THAT WILL BE HERE ON FRIDAY. AND, THIS WILL LONG LAST MUCH LONGER THAN MY CURRENT TENURE ON THE CITY COUNCIL. AND SO, MY COLLEAGUES ARE HERE AND WE URGE PEOPLE TO PICK UP THE WORK AND KEEP GOING FORWARD, I WILL JUST HIGHLIGHT THAT THIS RESOLUTION EXPLICITLY SAYS, THAT SEATTLE WILL BE CARBON POLLUTION SIGH, CARBON POLLUTION FREE BY THE YEAR 2030. WHEN I FIRST STARTED ON THE CITY COUNCIL, OR SHORTLY AFTER I STARTED 2011 I BELIEVE WE PASSED A RESOLUTION COMMITTING SEATTLE TO BE A CARBON NEUTRAL CITY BY THE YEAR 2050. WE HAVE DONE SOME GREAT WORK IN THE LAST DECADE. BENDING THE CURVE. ROGRESS IN AT MOMENTS WE HAVE REDUCED OUR CARBON POLLUTION AND AT MOMENTS WE HAVE INCREASED OUR CARBON POLLUTION. CONSISTENTLY WE HAVE BEEN REDUCING IT PER CAPITA, SO I AM TRYING TO BE OPTIMISTIC THAT IS POSITIVE. BUT, ALL THIS ON WHAT WE HAVE DONE DOES NOT ADDRESS THE REALITY THAT SCIENCE IS TELLING US WE MUST DO AT THIS POINT. AND SO, WHILE WE MAY HAVE THAT WE HAD 30 MORE YEARS TO FIGURE THAT OUT, WE ONLY HAVE 10 YEARS TO FIGURE OUT SOMETHING THAT IS EVEN MORE SERIOUS THAN WE THOUGHT. AND THERE WILL BE A LOT OF WORK TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE ELIMINATE FOSSIL FUELS FROM OUR CITY AND OUR ECONOMY. WE HAVE A LOT OF SOLUTIONS IN FRONT OF US THAT WE CAN WORK ON. BUT IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT AS WE DO THAT WORK, THAT WE DO IT IN A WAY THAT RECOGNIZES THAT MANY PEOPLE RELY ON FOSSIL FUELS TODAY. MANY PEOPLE RELY ON IT TO GET TO WORK BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN MAKE IT TO WORK OR TO GET TO SCHOOL OR TO TAKE THE KIDS TO SCHOOL. MANY PEOPLE RELY ON IT TO HEAT THEIR HOMES. ANY PEOPLE RELY ON THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY FOR A JOB, THAT SUPPORTS THEIR FAMILY. AND, THE SCIENCE TELLS US WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GET RID OF FOSSIL FUELS AND WE CANNOT WAVER ON THAT BUT WE NEED TO INCLUDE THOSE FOLKS WHO RELY ON FOSSIL FUELS WHETHER IT IS FOR WORK, TRANSPORTATION OR HEATING OR OTHER NEEDS. TO BE CENTERED AT THIS TO HELP US FIGURE OUT HOW THEY CAN SUCCESSFULLY MAKE THAT TRANSITION TO A FOSSIL FREE WORLD. AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO, THAT IS THE WORK BEFORE US.>>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN.>>SO, THERE MAY BE A QUESTION, WE DO HAVE AN AMENDMENT HOWEVER, LET ME BE CLEAR, COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN HAS INCORPORATED MANY AMENDMENTS INTO A VERSION 3BI THINK IT IS. FOR VERSION 2 F, COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY WANT TO SPEAK TO THEIR VERSION WHERE THEY MIGHT BE A NEW AMENDMENT THAT I’M NOT SURE OF. LET’S SORT OF WALK-THROUGH EITHER THE COMMENTS OR AMENDMENTS.>>I APOLOGIZE, THANK YOU COUNCILMAN AND PRESIDENT, IN COMMITTEE, THERE WERE PROBABLY ABOUT 10 OR SO AMENDMENTS THAT WERE BROUGHT UP, AND, WE INCORPORATE THAT INTO A OTHER VERSION. WHICH I WILL MOVE AND ASK FOR SECOND THEN WE CAN DISCUSS THAT. THERE WE GO. SO, I GUESS I WILL SAY THAT I AM MOVING TO SUBSTITUTE VERSION 3B TO REPLACE VERSION 2F. I THINK YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE A COPY IN FRONT OF IT AND THERE IS A SERIES OF REDLINES SECTIONS THEY ARE NOT NUMBERED BUT YOU CAN LOOK THROUGH IT AND SEE THE VARIOUS AMENDMENTS THAT ARE INCORPORATED INTO THIS SUBSTITUTED VERSION AND I WOULD INVITE COLLEAGUES WHO SPOKE TO THAT, OR WHO SPOKE TO THAT DURING COMMITTEE OR OTHERWISE TO SPEAK TO THOSE AND AT THE END I WILL MAKE SOME COMMENTS ON THE ADDITION OF LANGUAGE AROUND TREES AND ECO-GENTRIFICATION WHICH IS A TERM THAT WE HAVE BEEN, WE HAVEN’T USED A LOT BUT I WILL TOUCH ON THAT. >>SO WE HAVE MANY AMENDMENTS THAT ARE ALREADY INCORPORATED IF COUNCIL MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THE AMENDMENTS THAT ARE INCORPORATED IN 3B. YOU CAN SPEAK NOW.>>THANK YOU, I JUST WANT TO SPEAK TO THE TREES AND TO OUR FRIENDS THAT ARE SITTING IN THE FRONT FEW ROWS, ADVOCATING FOR OUR TREE CANOPY WE DID ADD SOME LANGUAGE HERE ENCOURAGING PRESERVATION AND PLANTING OF TREES, CITYWIDE TO INCREASE THE CITIES TREE CANOPY COVER, PRIORITIZING HISTORICALLY LOW CANOPY AND LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS WHILE WORKING CLOSELY WITH COMMUNITIES TO PROTECT AGAINST ECO-GENTRIFICATION. SO, COUNCILMEMBER BRIAN YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE GOING TO EXPLAIN ECO-GENTRIFICATION AND I HAVE HEARD MULTIPLE DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS OF THAT, BUT JUST SO OUR URBAN FORESTRY FRIENDS UNDERSTAND, THAT CLEARLY, WE ARE NEEDING TO MOVE TOWARDS 1 MILLION TREE CITY, AND I THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT JUST GETTING IT CLEARLY, IN OUR PRE-NEW DEAL IS A VERY WISE MOVE. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER.>> THE CONCEPT IS FAIRLY SIMPLE, IN WORDS AND OF COURSE AN ACTION IT BECOMES A LITTLE MORE COMPLEX. BUT THE CONCEPT IS AS WE INVEST IN COMMUNITIES INCLUDING INVESTMENTS IN GREEN SPACES, NEED TO BE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE DOING IT IN A WAY THAT DOESN’T CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISPLACEMENT OF EXISTING COMMUNITY MEMBERS BY PUSHING UP HOUSING COSTS. THERE IS A GREAT ARTICLE AND CROSS CUT A COUPLE WEEKS AGO THAT TALKED ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE, AND I ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT I BELIEVE IT IS JULY 30 OR SO, AND IT TALKS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES SUCH AS SOUTHPARK AND GEORGETOWN THAT DO HAVE A VERY LOW TREE CANOPY, ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT OPPOSED TO TREES, THEY WANT TREES AND THEY ALSO FEAR THAT CONVERTING THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD TO A BEAUTIFULLY TREED LANDSCAPE MAY ALSO DRIVE UP PROPERTY VALUES AND ATTRACT OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE AVOIDED THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS FOR A LONG TIME. LIKE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ANYTHING WHEN IT COMES TO GENTRIFICATION AND DISPLACEMENT OF THE SOLUTION CANNOT BE TO CONTINUE UNDER INVESTIGATING COMMUNITIES, EVERY COMMUNITY DESERVES ACCESS TO A GREEN TREE CANOPY, TO GOOD SCHOOLS AND SAFE STREETS. BUT IT IS ALSO THE REALITY THAT IS TOO OFTEN IN OUR CITIES IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WITH THAT HAS COMES DISPLACEMENT, AND SO BY CENTERING THE VOICES OF THOSE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE MOST IMPACTED BY THE LOW TREE CANOPY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND ALLOWING THEM TO DESIGN HOW TO BRING THE TREE CANOPY AND THE OTHER STRUCTURES AND SAFETIES THEY NEED TO PUT IN PLACE I BELIEVE WE CAN ACHIEVE BOTH AND I THINK THIS PARTICULAR LINE ALSO SPEAKS TO THE REAL UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY OF THE ENTIRE GREEN NEW DEAL ABOUT WHOSE VOICES ARE GOING TO LEAD ON THAT WORK.>>THANK YOU.>> COUNCIL MEMBERS, SAWANT? >>I DID HAVE MANY AMENDMENTS THAT WERE INCORPORATED INTO THE NEW VERSION THAT HE HAS PRESENTED BUT I DO NOT WANT TO SPEAK SEPARATELY I JUST WANT TO SPEAK AND MAKE MY GENERAL POINT ALSO SO WHENEVER YOU SAY.>>WE WILL SORT OF DO IT AFTER THE AMENDMENT IS PASSED BUT NOT TO THE BASE LEGISLATION. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>I THINK I WILL WRAP MY COMMENTS IN ON THE BASE LEGISLATION IN REFERENCE TO THE AMENDMENT THAT WAS ALSO MADE IF I MIGHT THEN I WILL SKIP MY TURN IN THE FINAL RESOLUTION BUT THE AMENDMENT THAT WE HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK ON WITH COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AS WELL WITH SUPPORT FROM THE LEAD SPONSOR COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, IS ON PAGE 8 WHICH IS IN SECTION ONE CAPITAL SORRY, SECTION 6D SORRY, SECTION 7, F. I DON’T KNOW WHY OKAY, ALPHABET SOUP, THE POINT IS, THAT WE HAVE REALLY A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH OUR FOLKS ESPECIALLY IN THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TRADE DOES HE THINK ABOUT TRANSITIONING CURRENT WORK TO REALLY HIGH QUALITY UNION WORK IN THE GREEN ECONOMY AND ONE OF THE EXCITING THINGS THAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM OUR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TRADE PARTNERS IS THAT THERE IS A REALLY STRONG DESIRE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING THE MECHANICAL INSTALLATION WHICH PROVIDES LONG-TERM ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS, COST SAVINGS AND SAFETY BENEFITS AND SO THE EXACT LANGUAGE WAS PUT INTO THE LEGISLATION WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LEAD SPONSOR AGAIN THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN AND THINKS TO COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD AND YOUR TEAM AND OUR TEAM FOR WORKING CLOSELY AND QUICKLY TO INCLUDE THAT LANGUAGE, JUST BRIEFLY I THINK THAT LANGUAGE LIKE THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT AS WE ESPECIALLY THINK ABOUT THE OVERALL ORDINANCE MOVING FORWARD, THERE IS A SAYING THAT MANY OF US ALWAYS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US, AND AS WE THINK ABOUT THE WAY AND WHICH THIS LEGISLATION CAME TOGETHER WAS REALLY ABOUT THE COMMUNITIES WHO ARE MOST AFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE AND HAVING THE LEAST RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTRIBUTING TO IT, NEEDING TO BE THE FOLKS WHO ARE DRIVING THE CONVERSATION SO THANK YOU AGAIN TO THE FOLKS FROM GOD GREEN, FROM 350 SEATTLE, FROM THE NEARLY 200 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND, FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK TO INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY VOICE, LABOR, AT THE TABLE AS WE THINK ABOUT WHAT A GREEN NEW DEAL LOOKS LIKE WE TALK OFTEN ABOUT WHAT A JUST TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECONOMY LOOKS LIKE AND THAT MEANS MAKING SURE THAT FOLKS WHO ARE IN THESE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRIES WHO, WHOSE LIFE IS AT RISK FROM POLLUTANTS AND TOXINS, HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE GOOD, UNION JOBS IN THE GREEN ECONOMY, AND I THINK THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE DRAFT RESOLUTION SIGNALS THAT INTEREST AND MAKING SURE THAT THERE IS FRONT-LINE WORKERS AND FENCE LINE COMMUNITIES, WHO ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THIS LEGISLATION BECAUSE IT WAS DRAFTED BY YOU ALL SO THANK YOU FOR DRAFTING LEGISLATION AND THANK YOU FOR THE ONGOING WORK TO HELP MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE THINKING ABOUT THE JUST TRANSITION ELEMENT AND INCLUDING ACCESS TO GOOD LIVING WAGE JOBS, UNION OPPORTUNITIES, AND TANKS AGAIN COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS OVER THE YEARS, I DO LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU THIS COUNSEL, AND THOSE 200 ORGANIZATIONS THAT PUT THIS FORWARD, TO PRIORITIZE STRONG LABOR PROTECTIONS AND ENSURE ECONOMIC AND RACIAL JUSTICE IS AT THE CENTER OF OUR EFFORTS OF THE CITY, AS IT HAS BEEN ABLE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT US FOR THE HIGH WATER BAR AND WE WANT TO SET THAT STANDARD FOR OTHER CITIES WHEN IT COMES TO LABOR STANDARDS IN OUR COMMITMENT TO ADDRESSING THE GREEN, NEW ECONOMY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>WE ARE JUST SPEAKING TO THE AMENDED VERSION, THE AMENDMENT IN THE AMENDED VERSION? >>YES. IF YOU WANT TO BRING ATTENTION TO ANY AMENDMENTS. >>SO I ALSO WANT TO THINK COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AS WELL, AS ARE LABELED STAKEHOLDERS FOR HELPING TO IDENTIFY THE AMENDMENT THAT I COSPONSORED WITH COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, SPECIFICALLY, REQUESTED BY BUILDING TRADES TO SUPPORT MECHANICAL INSULATION WHICH PROVIDES LONG-TERM ENERGY EFFICIENCY, EMISSIONS REDUCTION COST SAVINGS AND SAFETY BENEFITS, THE REASON WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE ENERGY CONSERVATION STARTS WITH ENSURING THAT WE DO NOT WASTE THE ENERGY THAT WE ARE PRESENTLY USING, I ALSO WANT TO THANK WHOEVER’S GREAT IDEA IT WAS I HAD A FEELING IT WAS PROBABLY COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN’S. TO INCLUDE LANGUAGE IN THE AMENDED VERSION, REGARDING REDUCING THE PREVALENCE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS THAT SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE BEGUN DOING. COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO, THANK YOU. AND TESTING. BEGUN DOING SOME OF THAT WORK IN MY COMMITTEE, AND WOULD WELCOME YOUR CONTINUED ADVOCACY ON THIS TOPIC, WE ARE, I WASN’T OBVIOUSLY IN COMMITTEE LAST WEEK SO, REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THAT THIS IS INCLUDED. REALLY IMPORTANT WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO DRIVE THIS ISSUE FORWARD. I ALSO WANT TO SPEAK TO THE LANGUAGE, THE NEW LANGUAGE INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATION, RELATED TO CONGESTION PRICING. AND, JUST WANT TO, AGAIN MAKE A NOTE THAT WE TALK ABOUT CONGESTION PRICING, AND THE NEED FOR IT TO BE EQUITABLY IMPLEMENTED, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY, A LOT OF TIMES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IMPACTS ON LOW INCOME PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND I REALLY SUPPORT CONGESTION PRICING APPROACH THAT CONSIDERS THOUGH IS IMPACTS PARTICULARLY CONSIDERING THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE WORKING ON OFF, THEY ARE NOT WORKING ON SHIFTS THAT ALLOW THEM TO COMMUTE USING TRANSIT, SO THEY ARE EITHER WORKING A NIGHT SHIFT OR A SWING SHIFT, AND SO I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER THAT, BUT ALSO, THERE IS A GEOGRAPHIC EQUITY, COMMUTERS, SPECIFICALLY IN WEST SEATTLE, ARE MORE LIKELY TO USE THE SR 99 TUNNEL RATHER THAN HI5, AND THUS WILL HAVE TO PAY THE TUNNEL TOOL, THE TUNNEL TOLL OR WE WILL LOOK FOR WAYS TO AVOID PAYING THE TUNNEL TOLL AND WILL, IN ORDER TO DO SO, WILL HAVE NO OPTION OTHER THAN GOING THROUGH DOWNTOWN TO AVOID THE CHARGE, AND SO THERE IS THIS POTENTIAL FOR BOTH, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL OBVIOUSLY FOR THE DOWNTOWN TUNNEL BUT THEN, IN ORDER TO AVOID IT WHICH COMMUTERS ALL OVER THE CITY WILL LIKELY BE TRYING TO DO, THERE WILL BE NO WAY FOR COMMUTERS ON, IN WEST SEATTLE TO AVOID EITHER THE TOLL, OR THE CONGESTION PRICING SO AGAIN, I THINK SOME GEOGRAPHIC EQUITY ON THE IMPACTS IS REALLY IMPORTANT AS WELL. IN LOOKING AT HOW TO IMPLEMENT CONGESTION PRICING WHICH AGAIN, AS WE KNOW WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE VOTERS IN ORDER TO PUT INTO PLACE. AND THEN FINALLY I WANT TO MAKE A NOTE, OF MY POSITION AS IT RELATES TO THE LANGUAGE ON PAGE 12 THIS IS NEW LANGUAGE. AND IT IS ITEM 11, IT SAYS WORK WITH OTHER STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS TO ADVOCATE CHANGES TO STATE LAW REGARDING RENT CONTROL. I ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT THE REPEAL, THE STATE LAW. THAT PROHIBITS CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM PASSING ANY LAWS, REGULATING RENT. I HAVE BEEN A CONSISTENT SUPPORTER OF REPEALING THAT I AM CONCERNED AND I WANT TO STATE FOR THE RECORD I AM CONCERNED ABOUT USING THE LANGUAGE RENT CONTROL, I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE CHANGE THE FRAME OF THIS CONVERSATION AND IF WE ARE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN OLYMPIA, RENT CONTROL MEANS A PARTICULAR THING AND MANY PEOPLE’S MINDS, AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME, IS NOT TO IMPLEMENT ANY PARTICULAR VERSION OF RENT CONTROL BUT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME, IS TO REMOVE THE STATEWIDE PROHIBITION THAT ALREADY EXISTS IN STATE LAW, PROHIBITING ANY CITY OR ANY COUNTY FROM REGULATING RENT IN ANY WAY. AND I’M CONCERNED THAT IF WE TALK ABOUT RENT CONTROL, THAT WE WILL NEVER BE SUCCESSFUL IN REMOVING THIS PROHIBITION, AND THIS IS WHY EVERY YEAR, SINCE WELL, I ONLY RESEARCHED BACK TO 2016. THE CITY PASSES A STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. AND WE IDENTIFY IN OUR STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA WHAT THE TOP PRIORITIES ARE OF THE COUNCIL, IN OLYMPIA. AND SINCE I HAVE BEEN A COUNCILMEMBER STARTING IN 2016, WITH PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION 31634, THEN IN 2017 WITH PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION 31723, IN 2018 WITH PASSAGE OF 31787. AND IN 2019, WITH PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION 31 852, WE HAVE BEEN AS I SAID, VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE LANGUAGE THAT WE USE TALKING ABOUT OUR DESIRE AND OUR INTEREST TO REPEAL THIS PART OF THE LAW. AND WE HAVE DONE SO IN CONJUNCTION WORKING WITH OUR STATE LEGISLATURES, LEGISLATORS, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE DOWN THERE, WORKING ON REMOVING THIS ONEROUS AND HARMFUL LANGUAGE, AND SO THE LANGUAGE THAT WE HAVE USED IS WE SUPPORT THE REPEAL OR MODIFICATION OF RCW 3521 830, TO ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT TENANTS FROM RENT INCREASES, WITHOUT CAUSING A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OR QUANTITY OF HOUSING SUPPLY. SO THIS ISN’T LANGUAGE THAT SAYS WE SUPPORT RENT CONTROL, THIS IS LANGUAGE THAT SAYS WE SUPPORT THE REPEAL OF THE STATE LAW, THAT PROHIBITS US, FROM REGULATING RENT. AND AGAIN, IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO BRING THIS FORWARD, IN ORDER TO RESET THE FRAME IF WE ARE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN REPEALING THIS ONEROUS, ONEROUS LEGISLATION THAT HURTS NOT JUST THE CITY OF SEATTLE BUT SAY THESE CITIES AND COUNTIES. >>IF YOU WANT TO PUT THAT INTO AN AMENDMENT HERE I WILL SECOND DATE.>>THERE WILL BE SOME ISSUES, IF WE ARE TO ENTERTAIN THAT IT WOULD REQUIRE SUSPENDING THE WORLD AT SOME POINT BUT COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO DID YOU WANT TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS ON THAT ISSUE OR ANOTHER ISSUE? >>I DO HAVE A PROPOSAL AMENDMENT UP ON HERBOLD BUT I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. >>THE QUESTION IS THIS A POTENTIAL AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE AROUND THE RENT CONTROL SECTION SPECIFICALLY?>>CORRECT. >>SO THIS IS SORT OF I WILL CALL IT AN ON-THE-FLY AMENDMENT SINCE I DO NOT THINK IT HAS BEEN PRINTED OR PASSED DOWN AND WE CAN DO THAT AS I UNDERSTAND IT ROLLS OUT, ASK YOU, OR AMELIA ON THE PROCEDURAL ISSUE, BEFORE I MAKE THE FORMAL AMENDMENT I THINK, THE SPONSORED AMENDMENT WAS COUNCILMEMBER ON THE RENT- CONTROLLED SECTION, WAS THAT YOU?>>WELL, THAT WAS, IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO, THERE IS NO FORMAL MOTION MADE YET, LET’S HAVE DIALOGUE FIRST BEFORE WE DO THIS, IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO HIM I AM TRYING TO SEE IF IT IS FRIENDLY OR NOT AND COMING FROM MY PERSPECTIVE I APPRECIATE IF YOU HAD, THAT WOULD LIKELY SUPPORT IT BUT I WANT TO KNOW THE ORIGINAL DRAFTERS, THEIR REACTION TO THE STATEMENTS MADE BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. SAWANT. >>THE PROPOSAL TO ADD THE LANGUAGE WAS AND THEY INTRODUCED THAT IN COMMITTEE, COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN SUPPORTED IT AND I GUESS FORMALLY IT IS BEING SPONSORED BY BOTH OUR OFFICES. HARRELL, NO PROBLEM, JUST WAITING O GET YOUR ATTENTION, AS THIS IS A MATTER OF PROCEDURE, I DO WANT TO MAKE SOME POINT AND RESPONSE TO WHAT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD SAID BUT I DO WANT THE RIGHT TO SPEAK ONCE A FORMAL AMENDMENT IS MADE AND I WILL ALSO WILL BE CURIOUS TO KNOW IF THE AMENDMENT HAS PASSED THE REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT. AS I DO NOT APPRECIATE, THIS IS A MAJOR THING AND THIS IS JUST BEING SPRUNG ON US. >>SO HERE IS THE PROCEDURAL PIECE OF THIS, IS I CAN MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES. AND IF IT IS THE MOTION IS ACCEPTED, WE CAN WORDSMITH THE DOCUMENT, THE RISK WE RUN IS OF COURSE IT IS NOT APPROVED BY LAW, AS WE DO HAVE ALL OF OUR LEGISLATIVE LANGUAGE, GO THROUGH. BUT I THINK WE ARE AWARE ENOUGH TO KNOW IF THERE IS A MINOR WORD WE CAN RUN THAT RISK BECAUSE I THINK BETWEEN NOW AND WITHIN 30 DAYS WE CAN ALWAYS CHANGE IT AGAIN SO IT IS NOT EARTH SHATTERING SO THAT IS A RISK THAT I’M WILLING TO RUN IF THE LANGUAGE IS STRAIGHTFORWARD ENOUGH AND SEEMS TO MAKE SENSE. SO, WE CAN SUSPEND THE RULES AND ENTERTAIN NEW LANGUAGE IF IT IS DESIRED FROM THE DAIS, I AM HEARING SOME APPETITE FOR THAT SO BEFORE WE DO THAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK NOW COUNCILMEMBER?>>AS THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE AT COMMITTEE THE OTHER DAY, IN THE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, I HAD ADVOCATED THAT WE IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE I MEAN, JUST STEPPING BACK A LITTLE BIT, THIS IS, WHAT WILL HE PASSED TODAY, WILL BE A RESOLUTION STATING VERY CLEAR AND DETAILED INTENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL, TO ACT ON VARIOUS POLICIES AS A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM TO GET THE GREEN NEW DEAL ARE WHAT WE THINK OF AS NECESSARY TO DO SEATTLE’S PART TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS, SO JUST AS A REMINDER FOR EVERYONE WHAT WILL BE PASSED TODAY IS JUST AN INTENT, WE WILL NOT, WE WOULD HAVE WON A DIRECTION FOR THE CITY COUNCIL BUT THERE IS THAT BY ITSELF THAT IS NO GUARANTEE, THAT WE WILL WIN THE ACTUAL COMPONENT THAT WILL GET CARBON ZERO BY 2030 SO JUST TO BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WE ARE ACTUALLY WINNING TODAY, SO TO THAT CONTEXT, WHAT THE RESOLUTION SAYS, DOES MATTER BECAUSE THEN WE, I DON’T WANT TO BE AS A COUNCILMEMBER, I DO NOT WANT TO BE PARTIED TO LANGUAGE THAT IT GOES IN, THAT ENDS UP GIVING A FUTURE COUNCILMEMBER WHO EVER REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE, YOU KNOW, COVER TO SAY THIS IS WHAT THE PAST COUNSEL SAID AND OF RESOLUTION AND I’M NOT DOING ANYTHING YOU KNOW, CONTRARY TO THAT SO IT GOES IN THE RESOLUTION DOES MATTER, AND IT SHOULD BE GOOD THINGS, THINGS THAT WILL ACTUALLY PROVIDE HOUSING AND CLIMATE JUSTICE TO OUR COMMUNITIES. SO, HERE IS MY OPINION ON WHAT COUNCILMEMBER 1011 JUST SAID, I COMPLETELY SYMPATHIZE WITH THE CONCERN SHE HAS RAISED AND SHE AND I YOU KNOW OF COURSE HAVE YOU KNOW, WE GO BACK AND FIGHTING TOGETHER FOR RENTERS RIGHT AND FOR HOUSING JUSTICE EMMA I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER, HOWEVER THAT WINNING RENT CONTROL IS A MATTER OF FRAMING YES, STRATEGY IS IMPORTANT, FRAMING AND TALKING POINTS AND SLOGANS ARE ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL IN FACT WE WOULD NOT HAVE A ONE OTHER VICTORIES WE HAVE ONE STARTING WITH $50 AN HOUR IF WE DID NOT TAKE STRATEGY AND TACTICS VERY SERIOUSLY HOWEVER, IT WOULD BE A GRAVE MISTAKE ON OUR PART TO THINK THAT SOMEHOW WE ARE GOING TO MAKE ANY PROGRESS TOWARDS HOUSING JUSTICE, BY TRYING TO CLEVERLY FINESSE LANGUAGE SUCH THAT IT FOOLS THE REAL ESTATE LOBBY INTO THINKING THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY RENT CONTROL, IF YOU WANT TO WIN WHAT CONSTITUTES AFFORDABLE RENT, THEN WHETHER YOU CALL IT RENT CONTROL, RENT STABILIZATION, WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO YOU KNOW, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO PULL THE REAL ESTATE LOBBY INTO THINKING THAT SOMEHOW THEY DO NOT HAVE TO FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL AGAINST IT, IT IS GOING TO BE A PITCHED BATTLE BETWEEN MENTORS AND HOUSING JUSTICE ACTIVISTS ON ONE END AND THE REAL ESTATE LOBBY AND THE POLITICIANS THAT SUPPORT THEM ON THE OTHER THERE IS NO WAY TO DUCK THAT FIGHT, WE ARE NOT GOING TO SLIP THIS UNDER THE RADAR, INSTEAD, IF WE DON’T SAY RENT CONTROL IT IS GOING TO HAVE, IT IS ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO COME TO THE FRONT LINES AND FIGHT WHEN IT ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AND THEY WILL, THEY WILL BE DISENGAGED ALREADY, POLITICS, DISENGAGES AND DISENCHANT ORDINARY PEOPLE BECAUSE MOST OF IT IS NOT FOR THEM THEY SEE POLITICIANS SELLING THEM OUT ALL THE TIME AND THEY DO NOT FEEL LIKE IT IS WORTH THEIR TIME AND THEY HAVE TO YOU KNOW, HAVE TWO JOBS TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, SO IN MY DUTY, IS AS I SEE IT AS AN ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE IS TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO ENGAGE ORDINARY PEOPLE, EVER SINCE WE LAUNCHED RENT CONTROL CAMPAIGN THROUGH MY OFFICE, I THINK THEY ARE HERE, WE LAUNCHED A RENT CONTROL CAMPAIGN IN APRIL AND AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NEARLY 12,000 SEATTLE CITIZENS WHO HAVE SIGNED IT BECAUSE THEY ARE SIGNING ONTO RENT CONTROL, IT IS NOT BEEN A VALUE IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER IT IS WHAT ENERGIZES PEOPLE PEOPLE ARE ASKING WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE THE OTHER POINT THAT NEEDS TO BE RECOGNIZED IS THAT US A STORED VICTORY WAS RECENTLY ONE BY MOVEMENT IN NEW YORK STATE IN FACT THE MOVEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY JOINED WITH MOVEMENTS IN OTHER CITIES LIKE ROCHESTER AND THEY FORM SOMETHING REALLY INSPIRING WHAT WAS THE UPSTATE DOWNSTATE HOUSING JUSTICE MOVEMENT WERE TOGETHER THEY WON RENT CONTROL VICTORIES AND RENTERS RIGHTS VICTORIES THAT DID NOT START TO USE ANOTHER TERM BECAUSE IT IS VERY CLEAR TO WORKING PEOPLE WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT RENT CONTROL YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING IN THEIR INTEREST IT HAS BEEN A LIFELINE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, LET’S GO OUT AND FIGHT FOR IT AND THEY WON IT THROUGH PEACEFUL CIVIL DEVIANCE AND FIGHTING TACTICS IN MY VIEW THE LANGUAGE SHOULD NOT BE WATERED DOWN SO I JUST WANTED TO STATE MY GENERAL POINT, IF THERE IS AN AMENDMENT THEN I WILL SPEAK TO THAT.>>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER. OKAY. SO, YOU SAID THAT, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD MADE SOME POINTS ABOUT THE LANGUAGE AND THE TECO, DID YOU WANT TO PROPOSE IS IMPOSSIBLE LANGUAGE FOR THE DAIS TO CONSIDER OR DID COUNCILMEMBER WANT TO DO THAT? >>I THINK MY LANGUAGE COULD BE CONSIDERED UNFRIENDLY, JUST BASED BUT I CAN READ IT OUT LOUD. >>YES, IF YOU DON’T MIND TO INDULGE ME ONE MINUTE, LET ME GRAB THE SO WE ARE LOOKING ON PAGE 12, OF THE HARD COPY. AND AT PAGE L, SECTION L, WHAT IS THE NUMBER OF SECTION L. ON PAGE 12. OKAY. SO, 6L. DOCUMENTS GOING EVERYWHERE. OKAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. >>SURE, SO THE FRIENDLY AMENDMENT OR THE PROPOSING AMENDMENT IS STATING WORK WITH OTHER CITIES, COUNTIES AND STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGES TO STATE LAW TO PROVIDE MORE TOOLS LOCAL CONTROL TO STABILIZE RENTS.>> OKAY. THANK YOU, DOES THAT CAPTURE YOUR ARGUMENT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? IS THIS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU?>>SURE. >>THERE IS NO MOTION YET, I WILL DO THAT IN A MOMENT SO THIS IS THE LANGUAGE, DOES EVERYONE HAVE, I HAVE TWO HARD COPIES NOW DOES ANYBODY NEED A HARD COPY? ALL RIGHT. LET ME SEE THAT ONE FOR ONE SECOND.>>YES. YES. OKAY. SAME DOCUMENT, CAN YOU READ THAT ONE MORE TIME COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO PLEASE, FOR THE PUBLIC THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE DOCUMENTS AROUND? >>PAGE 12 SECTION 10 SUBSECTION L WORK WITH OTHER CITIES COUNTIES AND STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGES TO STATE LAW TO PROVIDE MORE TOOLS FOR LOCAL CONTROL TO STABILIZE RENTS. >>SO I AM HEARING THAT LANGUAGE TO COMPLETELY STRIKE THE EXISTING L IN SUBSTITUTE IT FOR YOUR NEW PROPOSED LANGUAGE, CORRECT? >>CORRECT. >>OKAY. LET’S PUT IT, THAT IS A FORMAL MOTION, LET ME BACK UP, I’M GOING TO MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION OF POTENTIALLY CHANGING THE LANGUAGE. IS THERE A SECOND? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF SUSPENDING THE RULES, TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION, TO MAKE AN AMENDMENT PLEASE SAY AYE. OPPOSED. WAIT, DO YOU WANT TO HAND COUNT ON THAT ONE.>>CAN YOU SAY AYE AND RAISE YOUR HAND. OPPOSED. OKAY SO THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED AND I WILL GO AHEAD AND ENTERTAIN A FORM OF MOTION. SURE. >>I MOVED TO AMEND PAGE 12 SECTION 10 SUBSECTION L, TO READ WORK WITH OTHER CITIES, COUNTIES AND STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGES TO STATE LAW TO PROVIDE MORE TOOLS FOR LOCAL CONTROL TO STABILIZE RENTS. >>OKAY, MOVED AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. OKAY, I WILL KEEP THE DEBATE ALIVE. I THINK HERBOLD YOU DID VERY WELL BUT PACHECO GO AHEAD. >>TWO COUNCILMEMBERS HERBOLD’S POINT, I THINK LANGUAGE MATTERS AND WE CAN DISCUSS THE MERITS OF RENT CONTROL OR THE STABILIZATION, BUT RATHER THAN GETTING TO THE LEADS OF WHAT WE ARE FOR OR AGAINST I THINK THIS IS A GREAT COMPROMISE FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD THAT CALLS IN OUR CITIES AND COUNTIES AS WE HEARD FROM TOWNSEND MEMBER LARRY WHO SPOKE HERE I DO THINK THIS IS THE COUNTY THAT NEEDS TO DO MORE AS WELL AS OTHER CITIES AND COUNTIES TO DO MORE NOT JUST IN TERMS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL BUT ALSO FOR WITH REGARDS TO THE CONVERSATION BUT WE CAN DO MORE TO PROTECT RENTERS.>> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING FORTH THE AMENDMENT. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN OR SAWANT WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMMENT AT ALL? >> YES, COLLEAGUES, I APPRECIATE THE DISCUSSION ON THIS, AND I APOLOGIZE TO COLLEAGUES WHO ONLY SAW THE AMENDMENTS JUST A COUPLE HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING STARTED, ONE OF THE THINGS I PROBABLY COULD’VE DONE A BETTER JOB IS CIRCULATING AND MAKING SURE TO BRING THIS TO EVERYONE’S ATTENTION BECAUSE I IMAGINE WE PROBABLY COULD’VE SPENT A LITTLE TIME RESOLVING THIS IF WE HAD NOT HAD THIS DISCUSSION. FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, A COUPLE THINGS I WOULD JUST SAY I DO NOT THINK THE DISTINCTION IS REALLY SIGNIFICANT WELCOME I WANT TO RECOGNIZE TO MY COLLEAGUES WHO I RESPECT HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON THAT. AND I THINK THOSE OPINIONS ARE VALID I AM NOT SURE THAT ON PAGE 12 OF THIS RESOLUTION ONE PIECE OF LANGUAGE WILL MAKE IT SIGNIFICANT AND DIFFERENT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND I JUST WANT TO FLAG ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT I THINK IN THE PRINCIPAL GREEN NEW DEAL WE ARE FACING AT THE MOMENT WHICH IS IN AN EFFORT TO UPLIFT COMMUNITY VOICES, I WORKED REALLY HARD AND WE WORKED REALLY HARD TO CONTINUE TO DISCUSS THE LANGUAGE INCLUDING WORDSMITHING OF EACH OF THESE AMENDMENTS, NOT WITH FULL CONVERSATION WE HAVE HAD HERE, AND TRYING TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE THE POWER AND CONTROL OF WHAT IS BEING SAID. AND, THE REALITY IS, WE WILL BE AT MOMENTS LIKE THIS WHERE WE HAVE TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS, WE ONLY HAVE 10 YEARS TO SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE, THAT WILL REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF URGENCY AS WELL, AND SO NOW GETTING THAT WILL BE ATTENTION. AND I DO NOT, I DON’T HAVE A RECOMMENDATION TO MY COLLEAGUES ON WHICH WAY TO GO ON THIS. BECAUSE I THINK THERE IS JUSTIFICATION FOR EITHER, I’M GOING TO ERROR AND VOTE AGAINST THIS BECAUSE I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK IN WITH SOME OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHOSE VOICES ARE LIFTING UP AND I APOLOGIZE BECAUSE I IMAGINE IF I HAD THIS CONVERSATION LAST WEEK PROBABLY COULD’VE RESOLVED SOMETHING IT HAD CLARITY AND I DO NOT THINK REGARDLESS OF WHICH WAY WE ARE GOING I DO NOT THINK IT WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY, FOR STATE LEGISLATION. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN. COUNCIL MEMBER SAWANT. >>THANK YOU. THE EXISTING LANGUAGE SAYS WORK WITH OTHER STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGES TO STATE LAW REGARDING THE RENT CONTROL WHICH I SUPPORT IN MY ORIGINAL LANGUAGE THAT I WAS PROPOSING WAS LIMITING HOW MUCH LANDLORDS MAY RAISE RENTS FROM YEAR TO YEAR BECAUSE I THINK IT SAYS VERY CLEARLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO. AS THE, AS IT IS BEING PROPOSED THAT THE AMENDED LANGUAGE WORK WITH OTHER CITIES, COUNTIES AND STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGES TO STATE LAW TO PROVIDE MORE TOOLS FOR LOCAL CONTROL TO STABILIZE RENTS, THAT IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME SUBSTANCE AS WHAT WE HAVE, WHAT WE HAVE HERE IN CLAUSE L EXISTING, SO I DO NOT CONSIDER THIS LANGUAGE AS SOME MAJOR STEP BACK, HOWEVER, I WILL BE VOTING NO ON THIS, KNOWING THAT THE AMENDMENT WILL PROBABLY PASS, JUST MAKING SURE OUR MOVEMENT UNDERSTANDS THAT YOU KNOW AS YOU ALL HAVE SAID IN PUBLIC, AND WE ARE GOING TO NEED DRASTIC AND DRAMATIC CHANGE IN HOW THE CITY IS RUN AND WINNING RENT CONTROL IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE COMPONENTS BY ITSELF AND IT WILL NOT SOLID BUT IT WILL HAVE TO, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT TO WIN REVERSAL RENT CONTROL WE HAVE CORPORATE LOOPHOLES BECAUSE THE EXPERIENCE OF CITIES THROUGHOUT THE NATION SHOWS THAT IT HAS BEEN A LIFELINE ESPECIALLY FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.>>THANK YOU SAWANT, TO FOLLOW, COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S LEAD, WORDS MATTER BUT IT IS NOT THE FIRST EARTH SHATTERING ON THIS FULL SUBSTANTIVE POWER OF THIS RESOLUTION BUT ALMOST OFF THIS. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, GO AHEAD. >>I’M SUPPORTING THE AMENDMENT THE LANGUAGE I THINK IT IS VERY CLOSELY LINKED TO OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA THAT WE ARE POUNDING AWAY AND I THINK WE ARE ALL TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING BASICALLY. AND SO I DON’T WANT TO WASTE A LOT OF THEIR TIME ON IT, BUT, ARE YOU READY TO VOTE?>>I AM SORRY MR. PRESIDENT JUST WANTED TO POINTS THAT I THINK I HEARD, BOTH OUTSIDE IN THE WING AND THEN HERE, I DO THINK THAT AS COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT AND O’BRIEN HAVE EMPHASIZED THERE IS NOT A SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LANGUAGE AD DIFFERENCE TO THE SPONSOR OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT HE HAS BEEN HAVING WITH THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS I TOO AM NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT BUT I DO THINK THAT HAD IT HAD A, THAT SAID INCLUDING RENT CONTROL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE CLEAR OF THE INTENT OF THE BODY I DO THINK THAT WHEN WE SAY FOR LOCAL CONTROL TUESDAY, WITH RENTS, THAT IS INCLUSIVE SO I APPRECIATE THAT I THINK IT IS PROJECTILE THAT YOU BROUGHT THIS FORWARD I APPRECIATE THAT THAT IS ONE TOOL IN THE TOOLKIT THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT STABILIZING RENT SO ASSUMING THE AMENDMENT DOES HANG IT IS CLEAR TO US I BELIEVE THAT RENT CONTROL IS ONE OF THOSE TOOLS AND AS WE HAVE DONE EVERY YEAR WITH THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, WITH ECHOING OUR STRONG DESIRE TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO FREE US FROM THIS TYPE OF PREEMPTION, I THINK IT IS IN ALIGNMENT, WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE BEFORE, BUT IN EFFORT TO BE DIFFERENTIAL TO THE CONVERSATION WITH COMMUNITY, I WILL ALSO BE A NO ON THIS BUT I APPRECIATE THAT THERE IS THAT WINDOW THERE WITHIN THE LANGUAGE OF DRAFTED FOR RENT CONTROL TO BE A PART OF THAT WILL GET SO THANK YOU YOUR CAREFUL WORDING. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, I THINK WE GOT A GOOD FLAVOR FOR WHERE WE ARE HEADING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, SO WE HAVE AN AMENDMENT THAT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED. AND I’M GOING TO ASK THAT YOU RAISE YOUR HAND, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT AS STATED BY COUNCILMEMBER, PLEASE DAY I AND RAISE YOUR HAND.>> AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO AND RAISE YOUR HAND. SO, IT PASSES THE AMENDMENT PASSES AND SO, WE ARE STILL IN THE HABIT OF THE PRACTICE I SHOULD SAY OF DESCRIBING ANY AMENDMENTS THAT ARE EMBEDDED IN COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S VERSION, WHAT IS IT 3B. 3B, SO ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS OF THE EMBEDDED AMENDMENTS THAT ANY COUNCILMEMBER WANTED TO BRING ATTENTION, COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO.>>I AM REALLY EXCITED AND SUPPORT THIS AND USES OF THE CATALYST FOR OTHER CITIES AND THE COUNTY, AND ACROSS THE STATE TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THIS AS A PLATFORM TO BEGIN TO IMPLEMENT MUCH MORE OF A GREEN NEW DEAL ACROSS OUR STATE.>>SO NOW, WE ARE GOING TO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT, THE GLOBAL AMENDMENT PACKAGE OKAY, SO IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO SUBSEQUENT VERSION 3B FOR VERSION 2F, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THAT AMENDMENT PLEASE VOTE I. OPPOSED. WE HAVE A SUBSTITUTE VERSION THAT CONTAINS ALL THE AMENDMENT AND I WILL TURN TO ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ANY CLOSING REMARKS ON THE BASE LEGISLATION AND GREEN NEW DEAL. COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO ALL THE ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVISTS WHO HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THIS RESOLUTION AND FOR THE COMPONENT THAT IS ADVOCATING FOR, AND IT IS GRATIFYING TO SEE THAT THE GREEN NEW DEAL MOVEMENT SPANS ACROSS GENERATIONS ALL THE WAY FROM THE YOUNGEST PEOPLE TO SOME OF OUR OLDEST ELDERS, THERE IS A LOT THAT WE COULD ALL SAY ABOUT THE DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND I THINK OUR PUBLIC COMMENT PEOPLE WERE RIGHT THIS IS NOT A CLIMATE CHANGE ANYMORE, IT IS CLIMATE CRISIS, IT IS CLIMATE CATASTROPHE THAT WE ARE FACING. THE DANGERS FROM NATURAL DISASTERS LIKE HURRICANES AND FLOODS, DESERTS, FAMINE. AND RISING SEA WATERS, WITH HEAT WAVES INCLUDING MANY DOTS IN JAPAN. WHAT WILL BE NEEDED TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THIS GLOBAL CALAMITY, AND, AND THE KIND OF DRASTIC AND DRAMATIC CHANGE THAT WE NEED THAT YOU ALL TALKED ABOUT IT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT THAT WE HERE IN SEATTLE AND ACTIVISTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TALKING ABOUT A GREEN NEW DEAL. GRASSROOTS ORGANIZERS AND MANY ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA HAVE ORGANIZED A CAMPAIGN TO ENTRENCH REPRESENTATIVE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES AND POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT IN WASHINGTON DC, AND GET ALEXANDRIA ELECTED, ALONGSIDE THE SUNRISE MOVEMENT LED BY MANY YOUNG PEOPLE AND OTHER CLIMATE JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVISTS SPONSORED THE GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION IN THE HOUSE, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, USED THAT TO HELP JUMPSTART A RENEWED CLIMATE JUSTICE MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR U.S. CONGRESS AS WE KNOW, THIS IS REGULAR PEOPLE GETTING THEIR OWN REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED, AND THEN FORCING THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AND INTO THE LIGHT OF DAY. UNDER CAPITALISM REGULAR PEOPLE DO NOT DECIDE, DO NOT GET TO DECIDE HOW OUR POWER IS GENERATED, WE DO NOT GET TO DECIDE WHETHER THERE WILL BE HOUSING WE CAN AFFORD NEAR WHERE WE WORK, WE DO NOT GET TO DECIDE WHETHER PUBLIC TRANSIT WILL BE AVAILABLE AND EFFICIENT. WE DO NOT GET TO DECIDE HOW OUR FOOD IS FARMED AND TRANSPORTED, BIG BUSINESS AND THE RICHEST PEOPLE MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS BASED ON WHAT EVER WILL MAKE THEM THE BIGGEST PROFITS AND WEALTH. THIS RESOLUTION SETS OUT UNNECESSARILY AMBITIOUS AND APPROPRIATELY DRAMATIC PATH FOR A CARBON FREE SEATTLE BY 2030. BUT WINNING ALL OF THAT WILL MEAN FIGHTING FOR IT, WILL MEAN GOING UP AGAINST THE POWER OF FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES AND THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE INVESTORS ON WALL STREET AND THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO ACHIEVE THIS. THE BARRIERS TO ACHIEVING A GREEN NEW DEAL AND A SHIFT AWAY FROM CLIMATE CHANGE ARE NOT IN KNOWLEDGE-BASED, THE VAST MAJORITY OF HUMAN BEINGS ON THE PLANET NOW, KNOW THE CRISIS WE FACE IN FACT THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE THE MOST MARGINALIZED AND ARE MOST DISADVANTAGED ARE THE CLEAREST ABOUT THE DANGERS THAT FACE US, THE BARRIERS ARE WHERE THE POWER LIES, WHERE THE BALANCE OF POWER LIES. WE NEED TO REPLACE THE FINANCIAL GAS BURNING AND ELECTRICITY GENERATION A PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT COMPANY PUGET SOUND ENERGY THE PUGET SOUND ENERGY, WILL NOT VOLUNTARILY STOP BURNING NATURAL GAS, NOT BECAUSE THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE BUT BECAUSE THEIR PROFITS DEPEND ON CONTINUING TO BURN NATURAL GAS. AND, SO ON AND SO ON, SAME ARGUMENTS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING WHY WE WILL NEED TO GO UP AGAINST THE REAL ESTATE LOBBY. AND WHY WE WILL NEED TO TAX BIG BUSINESS TO FULLY FUND PUBLIC TRANSIT AND MAKE IT FREE AND I APPRECIATE THAT I HAVE BEEN INCLUDED AS AN AMENDMENT IN THE RESOLUTION. SO, FOR US TO WIN ALL OF THIS IT WILL REQUIRE BUILDING A FIGHTING MOVEMENT. AND THAT WILL REQUIRE ALSO, HAVING THE LABOR MOVEMENT ON THE FRONT LINES, AND MAKING A JUST TRANSITION TO AN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT PROTECTS THE CLIMATE CANNOT BE AN AFTERTHOUGHT AND I APPRECIATE THE JANITORIAL WORK BEING HERE TO TESTIFY, THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT, THE WORK FOR FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. THEY ARE JUST LIKE US, MAKING A LIVING TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES. BUILDING ELECTRIC TRAINS, WIND TURBINES AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL INCLUDING ENERGY RETROFIT CLEAN AND RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. ALL OF THIS, HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE MILLIONS OF PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONIZED LIVING WAGE JOBS. EVERY WORK PERSON IN THE INDUSTRY SHOULD BE GUARANTEED A GOOD UNIONIZED JOB WITH A GREEN NEW DEAL, ON THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, AND THE REALITY IS THE WORKERS IN THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY ARE IN INCREDIBLY STRONG POSITIONS TO FIGHT FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL, BECAUSE WITHOUT THEIR WORK, WITHOUT THEIR LABOR, FOSSIL FUEL BILLIONAIRES DO NOT GET TO MAKE A PENNY OF PROFIT SO THEY YOU KNOW, BY USING THEIR STRIKING OF THEIR LABOR, STAND TO BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF FIGHTING FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL. AND I’M REALLY EXCITED TO VOTE YES ON THIS RESOLUTION. I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN AND HIS STAFF ARE WORKING ON THIS WITH THE COMMUNITY AND WITH MY OFFICE ON MANY OF THE AMENDMENTS, ESPECIALLY, APPRECIATE STRENGTHENING IN COLLABORATION WITH MY OFFICE STRENGTHENING THE LANGUAGE OF SOLIDARITY WITH WORKERS AND UNIONS AND IN THE FOSSIL FUEL SECTOR I THINK IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, I ALSO APPRECIATE THAT WE HAVE STATED IN THE RESOLUTION NOW THAT PUBLIC TRANSIT SHOULD BE FREE NOT AS AFFORDABLE, BUT JUST FREE, I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT, WE NOW HAVE LANGUAGE ON SOCIAL HOUSING PROGRESSIVE TAXATION AND ALL OF THAT SO I THINK THIS IS A VERY STRONG RESOLUTION ON WHICH TO BASE OUR FUTURE FIGHT ON, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE AMONG THE MANY ORGANIZATIONS THAT I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR, INCLUDING THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES AND I AM SURE INCREDIBLE LEADERSHIP, I WANT TO SPECIFICALLY TODAY CONGRATULATE FRIDAY’S FOR THE FUTURE, A CAMPAIGN LED BY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS, AND ESPECIALLY DECLARE MY OFFICE OF SOLIDARITY. I WANT TO DO THAT FOR ZOE SHERMAN, WHO HAS BEEN A COURAGEOUS ACTIVIST ON MANY ISSUES INCLUDING AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, WHO WAS THIS PAST FRIDAY, EGREGIOUSLY ARRESTED BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, I THINK THIS WAS A SHAMEFUL INCIDENT, THAT HAPPENED AND I THINK ZOE AND HER FELLOW STUDENTS SHOWED INCREDIBLE COURAGE THAT IS VERY HARD, THESE ARE 13-YEAR-OLD STUDENTS, I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE PUBLICLY DECLARE OUR SOLIDARITY WITH THEM AND I ALSO WANT TO PASS ON A PUBLIC MESSAGE TO THE KING COUNTY PROSECUTOR, I REALLY HOPE YOU’RE NOT GOING TO SEE ANY CHARGES PRESSED ON ZOE OR ANY OTHER STUDENT, THEY ARE FIGHTING AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, ANY MESSAGE THAT THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SHOULD BE ABOUT FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE, NOT ABOUT DEALING YOUNG PEOPLE. JAILING YOUNG PEOPLE. LET’S FIGHT FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND HAPPY TO VOTE YES. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN CLOSES OUT WITH A FEW BRIEF REMARKS? EVERYBODY GOOD. WHY DON’T YOU CLOSE OUT WITH A FEW REMARKS. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH, I AM REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE TODAY, AND TO HAVE BROUGHT, TO HAVE BROAD SUPPORT. IN MY NEARLY 10 YEARS ON THE COUNCIL, I HAVE BEEN SO PROUD TO WORK WITH A GROUP OF FOLKS WHO HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO DO THE BEST TO SEND HER THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE AND THE WORK WE DO, AND LIFT UP COMMUNITY VOICES AND I THINK THIS IS BUILDING ON THAT LEGACY. AGAIN I WANT TO THINK THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH ME ON THIS BUT I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE HARD WORK AND THE ONLY WAY WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS SUCCESSFULLY IS WE HAVE TO HAVE THE POWER THAT EACH OF US INDIVIDUALLY HOLD, WORKING TOGETHER TO FIGHT THIS. SPECIFICALLY I SEE PEOPLE HERE TESTIFYING EARLIER, THAT REPRESENT FARMLAND COMMUNITIES THAT ARE BEARING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES ON A DAILY BASIS AND I ALSO SEE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE FOR DECADES. AND, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANS WHEN WE LIFT UP COMMUNITY THAT DOES NOT MEAN THE REST OF US GET TO GO AWAY. WE ALL NEED TO SHOW UP AND BRING OUR POWER AND STRENGTH TO DO THIS WORK. AND BECAUSE THESE ARE NEW RELATIONSHIPS IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT OUR RESPECTIVE ROLES AT DIFFERENT POINTS IN TIME. I HAVE BEEN REALLY PLEASED AND WORKING THROUGH THIS PROCESS TO SEE A LOT OF WORK DONE ON BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS, BUT I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT WHETHER YOU ARE NEW TO THIS, WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM THE DISASTERS WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE DECADES, WE NEED ALL OF YOU FULLY ENGAGED IN THIS WORK TO BE SUCCESSFUL. AND THERE IS A ROLE FOR EVERYONE OF US TO PLAY REGARDLESS OF WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD YOU LIVE IN AND REGARDLESS OF YOUR INCOME LEVEL, WE ARE LISTENING. EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY, AND WE ALL NEED TO BE UNITED AGAINST THE FEW INTERESTS THAT ARE MAKING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF THIS CATASTROPHE.>>THANK YOU.>>OKAY, HERE YOU GO. THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION AS AMENDED. PLEASE VOTE AYE. >>THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO, THE MOTION CARRIED, THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. >>AND, BEFORE THE INK IS DRY WE ARE GOING TO RUSH THIS TO THE COUNTY THERE YOU GO. PLEASE CALL THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.>>AGENDA ITEM 7, APPOINTMENT 1389, APPOINTMENT OF SAMUEL FERREIRA AS MEMBER, LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE APPOINTMENT BE CONFIRMED.>>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>SAM FERREIRA WORKS AS AN ENGINEER FOR THE WD CLARK, RESPONSIBLE FOR ORINDA PRODUCT MANAGEABLE AREAS INCLUDING MEDICATIONS AND THE PUBLIC, FIGHTING PROJECT EFFICIENCIES AND MANAGING PRODUCT FINANCES, AS A NEW ADDITION TO THE LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HAS EXPERTISE PROFESSIONAL AND OTHERWISE WILL BE GREATLY WELCOMED AND I LOOK FORWARD TO APPOINTING HIM.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS APPOINTMENT? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO. THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE APPOINTMENT IS CONFIRMED. PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. >>THE REPORT OF THE PLANNING LOBBY AND ZONING COMMITTEE AT IDENTIFIED EIGHT RESOLUTION 318 96 IDENTIFYING PROPOSED THE PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR POSSIBLE ADOPTION IN 2020 AND REQUESTING THAT THE OPPOSITE PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE SEATTLE PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT THE POST AMENDMENTS, THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED.>>OKAY, SO I AM NOW IN THE PRESIDENT SITUATION WHERE THE CHAIR JUST GOT UP, OKAY. AND THE CHAIR IS DONE. OKAY. I SAID THE UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN WAS READY. SO PACHECO WE ARE ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER EIGHT.>>SORRY, WE ARE NOT ON THAT, WE ARE ON NUMBER EIGHT. AND, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR ON THE COMPANY IS A PLANNED AMENDMENT.>>SURE, SO THIS IS THE ANNUAL AMBIENCE OF PLAN AMENDMENT DOCUMENTING SETTING RESOLUTION WHICH CUES UP THE AMENDMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER NEXT MARCH. THE DOCKET INCLUDES TWO NEW APPLICATIONS FOR AMENDMENTS WANT TO EXTEND THE BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHGATE URBAN CENTER TO ADD TWO PROPERTIES AND ANOTHER TO EXTEND THE BOUNDARY OF THE WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION SUBURBAN VILLAGE TO INCLUDE THE PROVIDENCE MOUNT ST. VINCENT PROPERTY. THE DOCUMENT ALSO INCLUDES AN ITEM THAT IS PREVIOUSLY REQUESTED TO STUDY, INCLUDING IDENTIFYING A NEW NAME FOR SINGLE-FAMILY ZONES, POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE DELL RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND MORE. THE COMMITTEE PASSED A FEW AMENDMENTS TO THE DOCKET AS WELL, COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN PROPOSED REQUESTING THE ANALYSIS OF AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY OUR INTENT TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEET CLIMATE GOALS, WE ALSO PASSED AN AMENDMENT TO REMOVE THE STADIUM DISTRICT PROPOSAL AND OTHER SPECIFIC INDUSTRIAL LANDS, AND AMENDMENTS FROM THE DOCKET. COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN HAS AN AMENDMENT IN LINE WITH WE WILL DISCUSS AND COMMITTEE IN WHICH I SUPPORT, THAT WOULD REPLACE THE INDUSTRIAL LANDS LANGUAGE LEFT IN THE RESOLUTION SO I WILL THROW IT OVER TO HIM. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PETACA. COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN. >>SO, YOU SHOULD ALL HAVE A COPY IN FRONT OF YOU, IT IS, WE HAVE LOTS OF COPIES OF THINGS OF IN FRONT OF US, IT IS STABLE DOCUMENT THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS AND HAS REDLINE VERSION, SO I WOULD MOVE TO AMEND RESOLUTION 31896 BY SUBSTITUTING VERSION FOR B FOR VERSION 3.>>OKAY, THIS IS JUST FOR THE AMENDMENT DID YOU NEED TO SAY ANYMORE ABOUT THAT VERSION O’BRIEN? >>I WILL SPEAK BRIEFLY IF THAT IS OKAY. I’M NOT GOING TO READ THE WHOLE THING FOR SAKE OF TIME I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE, THE STRIKING THE LANGUAGE THAT WAS IN SECTION 2 REPLACING IT WITH THIS NEW ONE, CALLS ON THE CITY TO DO A DETAILED PLAN FOR INDUSTRIAL LANDS, REVIEW, INCLUDING KEY MEETINGS AND MILESTONES AND DELIVERABLES, REPORT BACK TO US BY DECEMBER 31. AND ALSO, GENERALLY SAYS THAT WE CANNOT MOVE FORWARD WITH MAKING INDIVIDUAL LAND-USE POLICY DECISIONS AND INDUSTRIAL LANDS UNTIL WE HAVE AN UPDATED INDUSTRIAL LAND POLICY. AND, ASKED THE MAYOR TO CONVENE THAT GROUP WE JUST LISTED A NUMBER OF STAKEHOLDERS THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT, TRYING TO KEEP IT AT A HIGH ENOUGH LEVEL, TO BE, TO LEAVE SOME ROOM FOR THE MAYOR TO DECIDE HOW TO DO THAT WORK THEN TO COME UP WITH A PROPOSAL, AND PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL BEFORE WE WILL CONSIDER THE TYPES OF LAND-USE DECISIONS THAT WE ARE PROPOSED TO BE DOCKETED, WE BELIEVE THAT THE MAYOR IS ACTUALLY READY TO ANNOUNCE SOME OF THAT THIS WEEK AND HOPE THAT WE CAN MOVE SWIFTLY AND BUILD ON THE PRIOR WORK IN PREVIOUS YEARS. TO RESOLVE SOME OF THE ONGOING ISSUES AROUND INDUSTRIAL LAND USE THAT HAVE REALLY KIND OF STAGNATED WHAT WE WANT TO DO FORWARD AND WE WILL CERTAINLY BE TO A FUTURE COUNSEL THAT I WILL NOT BE A PART OF TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS BUT, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO THAT WORK. >>VERY GOOD. THIS IS JUST ON THE AMENDMENT, ANY COMMENTS ON THE AMENDMENT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>I JUST WANT TO STATE FOR THE RECORD THAT I AM SUPPORTIVE OF THIS AMENDMENT AND I ALSO WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE NEED TO WORK FROM PREVIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS SO THE STAKEHOLDER GROUP IS NOT REHASHING THOSE PREVIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS, I DO RECOGNIZE THAT SOME PHYSICAL CONDITIONS ARE RELATED TO INDUSTRIAL LANDS HAVE CHANGED, BUT, AGAIN I THINK IT HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR A LOT OF THE STAKEHOLDERS TO HAVE TO CONTINUALLY SPEND TIME AND EFFORT, IN REVIEWING THE NEED FOR A NEW INDUSTRIAL DANCE POLICY, GET SO FAR GET A NEW MAYOR AND START FROM SQUARE ONE, SO I APPRECIATE THE REQUEST FOR A WORKPLAN. AND A STAKEHOLDER GROUP, SO THAT WE CAN EMPHASIZE THE DESIRE TO MOVE FORWARD ON THIS, I WANT TO STATE FOR THE RECORD THAT I HAD CRAFTED AMENDMENT THAT WAS NOT HEARD, ON WEDNESDAY. BECAUSE I WAS CONCERNED THAT THE VOTES MIGHT NOT BE THERE FOR COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S AMENDMENT, SO I AM GLAD THAT WASN’T THE CASE. I DID HAVE A COMPROMISED PROPOSAL THAT WOULD HAVE DOCKETED A STADIUM DISTRICT NORTH OF ROYAL BROADWAY AND EAST OF OCCIDENTAL AVENUE, THAT WOULD’VE ALSO LIMITED RESIDENTIAL USE TO THE NORTH OF CHARLES STREET AND THE PURPOSE OF THAT AMENDMENT WAS TO TRY TO MOVE FORWARD WHERE THERE WAS PREVIOUS AGREEMENT FROM STAKEHOLDERS FROM THE 2013 2014 PROCESS ALL OF THAT SAID I WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT THE DIRECTION THAT WE ARE LIVING IN NOW. AND THEN FINALLY I JUST WANT TO MAKE NOTE THAT AS I MENTIONED EARLIER THIS MORNING AS IT RELATES TO THE PROPERTY, I FOUND OUT THAT MY OFFICE HAS DONE AN ADDITIONAL, AN INITIAL REACH OUT TO WASH.TO UNDERSTAND THEIR TIMELINE FOR THIS SALE OF THAT PROPERTY BECAUSE OF CONCERNS THAT I HAVE HEARD FROM STAKEHOLDERS, IN THE AREA ABOUT THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY MOVING QUICKLY. PRIOR TO THE COUNCIL BEING ABLE TO ACT ON RECOMMENDATION SO YOU HAVE DONE AN INITIAL REACH OUT I THINK THERE WILL BE SOME NECESSARY FOLLOW-UP AND I THINK SOME COMMUNICATION FROM THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR TO THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL IN THE FUTURE. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, SO THIS IS ON THE AMENDMENT ONLY SO ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THE AMENDMENT? OKAY, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF SUBSTITUTING VERSION 4B FOR VERSION 3, PLEASE SAY AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED. ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THE RESOLUTION. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO THANK YOU FOR PICKING THIS UP I KNOW YOU ARE STEPPING IN IN APRIL AND BUILDING ON YEARS WORTH OF WORK THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN DONE SO I APPRECIATE THAT, SO I WANT TO FOCUS ON A COUPLE OF THINGS FIRST OF ALL AS TIMING, I WOULD REALLY ENCOURAGE THE MAYOR’S OFFICE TO FAST-TRACK THIS, AS COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD JUST MENTIONED THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE LOOKED AT INDUSTRIAL DANCE WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING MUCH OF OUR TIME OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS I THINK IT’S WILL BE THE THIRD LARGE STUDY ON THE USE OF INDUSTRIAL DANCE SO I WOULD LOVE TO BUILD ON IT NOT STARTING OVER, AND GIVE OURSELVES A DAY TO THINK IT, MARCH 31 WAS A DATE THAT WE ARE ASKING TO HAVE PERMISSION COME BACK FOR PURPOSES AND SO, WITH THAT, A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE IN THIS NEXT BIT OF WORK, ONE IS ABOUT IN THE STADIUM DISTRICT ITSELF, THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING MAKER SPACE, THERE IS A WAREHOUSE THERE, WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT CONTINUE TO BE INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING LIGHT MANUFACTURING BUT ALLOW AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON TOP OF THAT, IT IS FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THE PORT FACILITIES THAT I BELIEVE THAT AFFORDABLE HOUSING WOULD BE VERY USEFUL THEREFORE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE MAKING AND DOING THE WORK AND PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE PORT, SO, I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD LOOK AT, COULD LOOK AT AND ACTUALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND I HAVE HEARD FROM SOME OF MY LABOR UNION FRIENDS, THAT ARE SAYING YES THEY WOULD LIKE AND WOULD SUPPORT THAT. ALSO, WITH POTENTIAL FOR THE PROPERTY, SOMETHING THAT CAME UP, DECADE AGO NOW, IS TO CONVERT THAT, THE ZONING TO ALLOW HOTELS. IN THAT AREA. WITH THE PORT STARTING ON THE PIER 48 FOR NEW CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL, AND WITH THE STADIUM, THE BALLPARK, RIGHT THERE, IT COULD REALLY DO A LOT FOR PIONEER SQUARE. WHICH IS JUST NORTH OF THAT AREA, BUT ALSO PROVIDE GREEN SPACE AND OPEN SPACE AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME PARK SPACE FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING AND GOING IN THAT AREA. ALSO I JUST WANT TO UNDERSCORE PRESERVING INDUSTRIAL LAND, SOUTH OF COLGATE IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN BUT ALLOWING SOME USE FOR EITHER AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR AS I MENTIONED THE HOTELS IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE HEARD COULD BE A GOOD COMPROMISE, AND THEN FAST FORWARDING TO THE NORTH PART OF OUR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIAL AREA, AGAIN I WOULD LIKE US TO REALLY COMMIT TO A SPECIAL LOOK AT MAKERS OF SPACE WITH THE POTENTIAL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON TOP IN THE NORTH AREA AS WELL PRIMARILY PORT PROPERTY AT THIS POINT. SO, THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AND ASK FOR THE MAYOR TO TAKE A SPECIAL LOOK AT AND SEE WHAT WE CAN GET BACK BY MARCH 31 OF NEXT YEAR. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER BACK SHOCK, ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE VOTE ON THIS RESOLUTION.>>JUST A QUICK THANK YOU TO THE CHAIR, COUNCILMEMBER PICACHO AND O’BRIEN FOR YOUR WORK ON THE LANGUAGE THE WELL-CRAFTED, I KNOW THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED A NOTE OF APPRECIATION FROM MEMBERS, EITHER MARITIME UNIONS AND PORT COMMISSIONERS SO THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THROUGH ON THE DESIRE TO HAVE THE TIMELINE SET, AND TO BE REALLY INCLUSIVE OF WHO IS AT THE TABLE, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE ASSURANCES THAT WE ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH HIS ANALYSIS BUT ALSO, RECOGNIZE THAT THE ANALYSIS NEEDS TO BE CONFERENCE EVENT ACROSS THE CITY SO I APPRECIATE YOUR QUICK WORK ON THAT AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THROUGH ON THAT.>> GREAT I WILL STEP IN, ANY OTHER COMMENTS. WE INVITE COMMENTS. >>I THINK ONE PART THAT I WANT TO DROP PARTICULAR AWARENESS, TO IS THE CHANGE OF SINGLE- FAMILY ZONING, THE CHANGING OF THE NAME. I THINK AS WE ALL ACKNOWLEDGE, LANGUAGE MATTERS. AND SO, THE INTENTIONAL AND MINDFUL OF THAT CONVERSATION AS IT MOVES FORWARD IN OUR CITY, POTENTIALLY FOR THE NEXT COUNSEL IS SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW, I THINK IT IS GOOD. AND, FOR MY COLLEAGUES WHO WILL BE HERE I HOPE YOU CAN CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THAT CONVERSATION. IN TERMS OF THE WAY THAT IS MORE INCLUSIVE, SO THAT WE DON’T PIT ONE AGAINST THE OTHER, ON THE ISSUES THAT COME BEFORE US IN REGARDS TO LAND USE. SO THANK YOU. >>I WILL ALSO TAKE A MOMENT TO HIGHLIGHT SECTION WHAT HAS BEEN RENUMBERED AS SECTION 5. I HAD ASKED THAT THEY THE DEPARTMENT PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAND USED FOR UTILITIES TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MADE THE CLINICAL BY LIMITING FOSSIL FUEL PRODUCTION AND STORAGE, WE REALLY HEARD KING COUNTY CANCEL MEMBER GOSSET SPEAK TO HIS COSPONSORING OF THE MORATORIUM THAT THE COUNTY PLACED ON NEW FOSSIL FUEL AND FOR STRUCTURE AT THE COUNTY, WE ARE TAKING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT STRATEGY, AT THE MOMENT BUT TRYING TO GET TO THE SAME ENDGAME, WHICH IS ALSO CONSISTENT WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT FOLKS WORKING ON THE GREEN YOU HAVE ASKED US TO DO. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT.>> COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INCLUSIONS IN THE COMP PLAN AMENDMENT DOCKETING RESOLUTION, THAT RELATES TO SPECIFICALLY TO THE AVERAGE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN. AND REQUESTING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OPC D AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION, THE TOP LINE ISSUES ARE HOW TO INCREASE USES OF PARKS, TRAILS, CULTURAL RECREATION FACILITIES BY ENGAGING HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES AND THE PLANNING PROCESS. COORDINATING WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SUPPORTING THE DELL RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER, THE SOUTHWEST TEAM EYE CENTER AND YOUNGSTOWN. TO PROVIDE CULTURALLY SUPPORTIVE PROGRAMMING. REDUCE POLLUTION AND STORMWATER IMPACT TO LONGFELLOW CREEK. WITH DRAINAGE SYSTEMS IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY. INCREASE SIDEWALKS, IMPLEMENT THE PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN AND ENGAGE IN SOUND TRANSIT THREE STATION PLANNING FOCUS ON TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, AND FINALLY, AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES TO ACCESS HEALTHY AFFORDABLE FOOD AND SUPPORT URBAN FARMING AND EDUCATION. TWO THANK YOU. OKAY, AND THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. OKAY WE HAVE AN AMENDED RESOLUTION. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION AS AMENDED, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED TO VOTE NO. THE MOTION CARRIES, THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT, PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. >>COUNSEL BILL 119 594 RELATING TO INTIMIDATION, CORRECTIONS AND REVISIONS TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE CREATING THE POSITION OF THE CODER BY THE, THEY RECOMMEND A BILL PASSED. A >>AS I STATED TO YOU DURING A BRIEFING AS DISCUSSED AT OUR COUNSEL, AT OUR COMMITTEE MEETING THIS IS BASICALLY GIVING AUTHORITY TO WHAT IS CALLED A CODER VISOR POSITION WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THIS POSITION WILL BE HOUSED IN A LAW DEPARTMENT AND WILL BE ATTORNEY QUALIFIED AND DESIGNATED TO CODIFY AND REVISE CITY LAWS WITHOUT SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE OR ALTERATION OF PURPOSE OR INTENT, THE CITY ATTORNEY AND OUR CENTRAL STAFF HAS FOUND THIS POSITION TO BE NEEDED GIVEN THE COMPLEXITIES OF CODE CHANGES AND SOMETIMES A SINGLE CHANGE MAY REFLECT ITSELF IN MANY ORDINANCES, AND AS MANY OF YOU KNOW AS LEGISLATORS AS IT OFTEN GETS, COMPLEX, AND THIS DESIGNATED POSITION WILL TRULY HAVE A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT HOUSING IN THE APARTMENT, I’D USE FOR US WHEN WE CONSIDER LEGISLATION, AND, CURRENTLY THERE ARE TWO PARALEGALS WHO ARE SERVING AS LEGISLATORS AND EDITORS, WE THINK THIS NEWLY CREATED POSITION MAKES SENSE. ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ORDINANCE. >>OKAY, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL.>> COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >> AYE. A >> COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. A >>AYE. >> COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >> AYE. A >>O’BRIEN. >>AYE. >>PACHECO. >>PRESENT HAROLD. >>SIX IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED.>>AYE. >>SEVEN IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>SEVEN IN FAVOR. THE LAW DEPARTMENT IS RELIEVED. OKAY, PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. >>RELATING TO THE TECHNOLOGY MATCHING FUND MAKING ALLOCATIONS AND AUTHORIZED IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY MATCHING FUND PRODUCTS IN 2019th AND ALLOWING THAT ANY UNSPENT FUNDS FROM AN INDIVIDUAL PROJECT MAY BE APPLIED TO ANOTHER PROJECT THAT MEETS THE GOALS OF THE DIGITAL EQUITY INITIATIVE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSED. >>THANK YOU. SO WHILE THE ROOM HAS BEEN LARGELY CLEARED, FROM COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS WE HAVE A FEW LOYAL PATRONS HERE, THIS IS ACTUALLY I THINK, SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK THAT THE CITY DOES, THIS IS OUR TECHNOLOGY MATCHING FUND PROGRAM AND IT AUTHORIZES THIS PARTICULAR LEGISLATION AUTHORIZED TO THE DISBURSEMENT OF $320,000 FROM SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AS I.T., FROM THEIR DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT BUDGET SUMMARY, LEVEL AND IN SHORT, THIS IS MONEY THAT WILL GO TO 11 COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND WILL ALLOCATE 302,000 COMMUNITY MATCHING RESOURCES TO DO SOME VERY MEANINGFUL AND EFFECTIVE WORK IN TERMS OF ADDRESSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE, I WILL JUST SORT OF VERY QUICKLY DESCRIBE SOME OF THESE PROJECTS. THE SOUTH PARK INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER, ARE EMPOWERING SOUTH PARK’S NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING RESIDENTS TO INCREASE DIGITAL LITERACY SKILLS TO HELP THEM GAIN EMPLOYMENT AND ACCESS RESOURCES. THE ATLANTIC STREET CENTER I WILL TELL YOU I WILL SORT OF NAME THE NAMES OF THE ORGANIZATIONS AND MANY OF YOU ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THEM SINCE THEY RESIDE IN YOUR DISTRICT. I WOULD JUST SORT OF NAME THE RECIPIENTS. THE ATLANTIC STREET CENTER. HEALTHCARE CENTER. MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES AND TRAINING INSTITUTE. SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP, THE JACK STRAW FOUNDATION. THE DRESS FOR SUCCESS SEATTLE I THINK THAT IS SORT OF A: TO HELP LOW INCOME WOMEN ESPECIALLY WOMEN OF COLOR TO GET AND SUCCEED IN WEB DESIGN AND COMPUTER CODING JOBS AND EMPOWERING THEM TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES. AND LAST A REAL CHANGE HOMELESS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT. SO, WE ALL AS A CITY ARE MAKING THESE INVESTMENTS BECAUSE WE THINK THAT DIGITAL ACCESS AND LITERACY ARE GOING TO BE ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TOWARD EVERYONE’S SUCCESS AND CERTAINLY OUR OWN I WANT TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE THAT SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, THE COMMUNITIES AND THE ADVISOR GROUP, THE VOLUNTEERS, THE FOLKS THAT EVALUATED THESE PROPOSALS, WE COULDN’T FIND EVERYBODY BUT WE CERTAINLY FUNDED SOME SUPERSTARS AND I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR VERY IMPACTFUL WORK ON MAKING THESE AWARDS, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? OKAY I’M GOING TO GIVE COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW TO VOTE. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >> COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. PACHECO. PRESIDENT HARRELL. SEVEN IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. A >>THE BILL PASSED. PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. A >>RELATING TO THE CITIES CONTINUED USE OF CASKET PUBLIC MEDIA’S CAPITOL HILL TRANSMISSION SITE AND TOWER THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSED. >>THIS COUNTABLE AUTHORIZES THE DIRECTIVE FAS FINANCE AND ADMINISTERING OF SERVICES TO EXECUTE A 15 YEAR LEASE WITH CASKET PUBLIC MEDIA AT GOVERNING OUR CONTINUED USE OF THE TRANSMISSION SITE AND TOWER FOR RADIO EQUIPMENT AND ASSOCIATED ANTENNA. AND WE HAVE HAD AN ARRANGEMENT FOR SEVERAL DECADES WITH THE CASKET PUBLIC MEDIAS WHICH IS FORMALLY KNOWN AS KC TS TELEVISION WITH THEIR CONTINUING ARRANGEMENT AT THE TRANSMISSION SITE AND THE 410 FOOT TALL TOWER. AND THIS CONTINUES OUR RELATIONHIP WE HAVE HAD SINCE BASICALLY 1992. PART OF WHAT WE ARE DOING OUR HOUSING BUT WAS PASSED IN 2015 WHICH WAS A BALLOT MEASURE AUTHORIZING THE UPGRADED REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY EMERGENCY RADIO NETWORK OTHERWISE KNOWN AS PEAS EARNED AND AGAIN, THIS WILL BE NECESSARY THIS LEGISLATION WILL BE NECESSARY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ACCOMMODATING THE TECHNOLOGY, THE TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS OF THE PIECE INFRASTRUCTURE. ANY QUESTIONS? >>PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN COUNCILMEMBER HARRELL. SEVEN IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>THE BILL PASSES AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. BEFORE I, OKAY. IT IS GETTING LATE IN THE DAY AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FOR THESE NEXT FEW ITEMS WE HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN MEMBERS HERE THAT ARE NECESSARY TO PASS THE SEVER OF THESE BUDGET ITEMS THAT ARE FORTHCOMING SO, JUST A FOREWARNING. AND PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.>>THE FINANCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEM 12 COUNSEL BILL 1195 70 TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE 125 493 WHICH AMENDED THE 2018 BUDGET THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSED. >>COUNCIL MEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. >>VERY GOOD, COUNCIL PRESIDENT I WANT TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN HERE, I CAN MOVE THROUGH THIS FAIRLY QUICKLY. WE HAVE HAD TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS WERE WE WE HAVE WENT THROUGH, DID I DO THAT?>>FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL. >>THE POINT IS WE HAVE HAD MULTIPLE COMMITTEE MEETINGS ON THIS WE DO HAVE SOME AMENDMENTS THAT CAME FORWARD WE SUSPENDED THE RULES TO BRING THEM FORWARD TODAY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE I CAN JUST GO THROUGH VERY HIGH LEVEL EXPLAINING WHAT THESE ORDINANCES ARE. WHAT THEY DO, WHAT THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS ARE, ON EACH AND WE CAN VOTE ON THEM FAIRLY QUICKLY, IF YOU ALL WOULD REALLY LIKE TO STRETCH THIS OUT I’VE GOT ENOUGH INFORMATION TO KEEP US HERE TILL 6:30 PM SO WHAT IS YOUR PLEASURE HERE?>>WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST AND ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME IS THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO READ EACH ONE INTO THE RECORD AT FIRST BUT WHY DON’T YOU TAKE US THROUGH EACH ONE AND THEN COUNCILMEMBERS CAN COMMENT ON THAT PARTICULAR BILL AND THEN WHEN WE GET TO THE READING PART WE WOULD JUST GO THROUGH A SERIES OF VOTES IF THAT IS BETTER INSTEAD OF INTRODUCE AND TALK AND VOTE, SO YES.>>WALKED US THROUGH THE DIFFERENT BILLS AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK AND READ THEM INTO THE RECORD FOR THE VOTE PIECE OF IT. A >>I CAN SEE SOME HAD NOT DOWN THERE THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THAT’S MOVE THIS, OKAY SO ITEM 12 IS WHAT IS CALLED THE EXCEPTIONS ORDINANCE. AN THIS WILL AMEND OUR ADOPTED 2018 BUDGET WHICH SCARES ME TO DEATH SINCE WE ARE ONLY SIX WEEKS FROM OUR NEXT BUDGET PROCESS AND THAT COVERS UNANTICIPATED COSTS THAT WILL REALIZE LATE IN 2018 AND IT RESULTED IN SPENDING EXCEEDING APPROPRIATIONS, THE DEPARTMENTS THAT HAVE THE MONEY, THE BILL INCREASES THE FINAL 2018 BUDGET BY 13,619,000 AND $32. OF WHICH IS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN 200,000 FOR DIRECT GENERAL FUND EXPENSES, THE LARGEST INCREASE ARE TECHNICAL IN NATURE, DUE TO CHANGES FROM THE NEW BUDGET, AND THE FINANCES SYSTEM, ITEM 13 IS THE GRANT ACCEPTANCE ORDINANCE, NOW AS I SPOKE MANY TIMES ABOUT THIS, WE HAVE BEEN OFFERED GRANTS WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THEM BEFORE WE CAN SPEND THE MONEY SOME OF THE GRANTS COME TOWARD AND FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SOME ARE FOR PARKS AND SOME ARE FOR OTHER DEPARTMENTS, BUT, THAT RESULTS IN ABOUT 3.7 MILLION OF OF FUNDING. TO US. ITEM 14 IS OUR SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET ORDINANCE, IT IS COUNSEL BILL 119575. THE NET APPROPRIATION INCREASE PROPOSED IN THE SECOND QUARTER SUPPLEMENTAL BILL, INCLUDING SOME GRANT BACK APPROPRIATIONS IS APPROXIMATELY 72 MILLION OF WHICH 6.9 MILLION IS THE GENERAL FUND, AND COMMITTEE ON FRIDAY, WE, ADOPTED OR ADDED TO THESE APPROPRIATIONS BY DEDICATING FUNDING FOR APPROXIMATELY 600,000, THESE WERE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA AND I SPOKE TO EARLIER TODAY AND THAT INCLUDED A DOWNTOWN EMERGENCY SERVICES CENTER, NURSE LEAD LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANT DIVERSION. DATABASE, ALL OF WHICH I THINK ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PROGRESS THAT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO AROUND OUR HUMAN SERVICES DOCKING. THE EIGHTH MEMORIAL PATHWAY, THE AMP PHASE 2 WE HAD SOME PROVISOS THAT WERE FUNDED FOR HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACT, ADJUSTMENT, HIGHLAND PARK INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD FOR BRINGING THAT FORWARD, AND IMPROVEMENT FOR A NEW ELEVATOR THERE, 85,000 FOR FOOD BANK SUPPORT, THE GREEN JANITOR EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR $35,000, AND A DAYBREAK STAR NATIVE CULTURAL ORGANIZATION SUPPORT OF APPROXIMATELY $100,000 FOR ONE-TIME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT. ITEM 15 IS OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ABANDONMENT ORDINANCE, WHAT THIS IS IS OUR ONGOING CAPITAL PROJECT SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A DECADE, THE PROJECTS ARE FINISHED, WE HAD SOME, SOME ADDITIONAL MONIES THAT WERE LEFT OVER, AMAZINGLY ENOUGH COMING IN UNDER BUDGET AND THAT MONEY WILL BE, IF IT IS UNUSED WILL BE REAPPROPRIATED FOR OUR 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET. AND THEN WE HAD SOME CARRYFORWARD APPROPRIATIONS AND THESE ARE USED TO REAPPROPRIATED FUNDS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED BUT NOT YET EXPANDED FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES, IN THE 2018 BUDGET. SO THE ITEMS DO NOT INCREASE THE LEVEL OF AUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES IN 2019, BUT IT WAS ADOPTED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT MOST OF THOSE EXPENDITURES WOULD’VE TAKEN PLACE AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL IMPACT IN OUR 2018 BUDGET. GOING FORWARD. SORRY, 2019 BUDGET. AND, THAT IS IT. SO, I AM HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS OTHERWISE, I WILL ASK EVERYBODY TO CHIME IN HERE AND WE CAN VOTE ON THEM INDIVIDUALLY.>>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>I AM AWARE THAT YOU HAVE AN AMENDMENT FOR AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 14 CORRECT? SO, WHAT I WOULD REPORT TO DO IS OVER 12 OR 13 AND THEN RELINQUISH THE BOARD OF COUNCILMEMBER FOR 14 OF THE IS OKAY WITH COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>NO PROBLEM. A >>SO ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 12. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 12? OKAY, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. A >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO PRESIDENT HARRELL SEVEN IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED.>>THE BILL IS PASSED, THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT.>>AUTHORIZING 2019 ACCEPTANCE OF A FUNDING FROM NON-CITY SOURCES THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASSES AMENDED.>>OKAY, I’M NOT AWARE OF ANY AMENDMENT ARE WE OKAY TO VOTE ON THIS ONE? ARE WE GOOD? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. A >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA O’BRIEN COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO PRESIDENT HARRELL. >>SEVEN IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>THE BILL IS PASSED, THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 14. A >>AMENDING ORDINANCE 2074 WHICH ADOPTED THE 2019 BUDGET THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THAT BILL PASSES AMENDED. >>COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW TO DESCRIBE THE BASIS OF THE BILL, COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA WOULD YOU LIKE TO , I’M SORRY.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BASE RIGHT NOW. THEN PERHAPS IN THAT SOMEONE CAN DESCRIBE THE AMENDMENT AS WELL, SO WOULD YOU LIKE ANYMORE WHAT ABOUT THE BIG LEGISLATION ON AGENDA ITEM 14 COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. >> WHAT ITEM ARE YOU SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. A >>I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO TWO OF THE ITEMS, THE PATHWAY AND THE HIGHLAND PARK ROUNDABOUT AND I WILL BE BRIEF.>>PLEASE COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>MOSTLY I JUST WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW FOR DOING MY WORK FOR ME, IN COMMITTEE ON FRIDAY WHEN I WAS UNABLE TO BE THERE. I HAD TWO AMENDMENTS THAT I WAS SPONSORING, THAT SHE CARRY THEM FORWARD FOR ME AND I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE, ONE AMENDMENT WAS TO FUND THE EIGHTH MEMORIAL PATHWAY, THIS IS FOLLOWING UP ON A LUNCHEON LEARNED THAT MANY OF US ATTENDED. AND, THE FUNDING WILL ASSIST THE PROJECT IN CONTINUING TO GATHER ITSELF DETERMINED PERSONAL NARRATIVES, REGARDING HIV AND AIDS AND ALLOW IT TO MOVE INTO PHASE 2 OF THE PROJECT, WHICH WILL IN ADDITION TO GATHERING NEW NARRATIVES WILL BROADEN INCLUSIVITY AND APPLY LEARNED NARRATIVE GATHERING BEHAVIORS. AND INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIVERSE COMMUNITIES TO SHARE THOSE NARRATIVES, AS A PART OF THIS PROJECT MOVING FORWARD. AND THEN, IN ADDITION, THE OTHER AMENDMENT THAT WE HAD, WAS TO CORRECT AN ERROR IN THE BUDGET PROCESS LAST YEAR, FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT LAST YEAR, WE CREATED A CIP PROJECT FOR THE HIGHLAND PARK ROUNDABOUT, TO EARMARK SOME ALREADY DEDICATED FUNDS. BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND, THE EARMARKED FUNDS, DID NOT ACTUALLY ACCURATLY REPRESENT WHAT THE COMMITMENT WAS FROM THE EXECUTIVE SO FAR SO THEY COMMITMENT FROM THE EXECUTIVE IS ACTUALLY NOT PROPERLY REFLECTED IN THE AMENDMENT, IN THE CIP, BUT IN ADDITION, WE ALSO HAVE ADJUSTED THE TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT TO MORE úACCURATELY REFLECT WHAT THE PROJECT WILL COST. SO, WE ARE GOING FROM A $200,000 COMMITMENT TO A $500,000 COMMITMENT TO ACCURATELY REFLECT WHAT SDOT HAS PUT FORWARD TO THE PROJECT. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. IT COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA? >>I WANT TO ECHO MY APPRECIATION FOR THE BUDGET CHAIR AND ALL OF THE WORK SHE HAS DONE IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL TO INCLUDE A NUMBER OF ITEMS AND IF I MIND, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT A FEW OF THOSE ITEMS THAN HAPPY TO WHEN YOU SAY GO TALK ABOUT THE SLIGHT AMENDMENT. WE HAVE INCLUDED IN THIS BUDGET WITH THE COUNCILS FULL SUPPORT, A CONTINUATION OF OUR EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS AN INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT FOR HUMAN SERVICE CONTRACTORS, BEING ABLE TO BRING FORWARD A SMALL AMOUNT FROM LAST YEAR’S BUDGET THAT WAS UNDER SPENT MAKES IT CLEAR THAT WE ARE REAFFIRMING TO COUNSEL’S INTENT TO SUPPORT THOSE WORKERS WHO PROVIDE THE BASIC SOCIAL SAFETY NET AND THE BACKBONE SERVICES THAT OUR CITY REALLY RELIES ON FOR OUR ELDERS AND OUR KIDDOS, WOMEN, PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSING AND THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO GET OUT OF HOMELESSNESS AND THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO STABILIZE THIS ORGANIZATION SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT, COUNCIL MEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW MENTIONED THE TESTIMONY WE HEARD FROM YOU HEIGHTS LAST WEEK, IN THE U DISTRICT HAS BEEN CALLING FOR THE NEED FOR THERE TO BE AN ELEVATOR BECAUSE THE LIFT THAT THEY HAVE WITH THEIR STAIRS AND AGAIN THEY, THE BEAUTIFUL OLD BUILDING DOES NOT HAVE AN ELEVATOR IN IT AND IT WAS PROUD TO SPONSOR ALONG WITH COUNCIL MEMBER PACHECO, THE NEED FOR US TO INCLUDE FUNDING FROM THE CITY LEVEL II BE COUPLED WITH STATE FUNDING AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO CREATE ACCESSIBILITY THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING BY CREATING AN ELEVATOR THAT IS REALLY EXCITING. OUR FRIENDS FROM THEY ARE HERE AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH US FROM SEATTLE, 2030 SEATTLE, AND OUR PARTNERS AT THE CITY, OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AS WELL WHO ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A GREEN JANITOR EDUCATION PROGRAM TO TRAIN BETWEEN 30 AND 50 JANITORS TO CLEAN OUR LEAD BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT SEATTLE, A 30 HOUR CURRICULUM ON GREEN CLEANING IS NOT ONLY GOOD FOR THE WORKERS BUT IT IS GOOD FOR MEETING THE VERY ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD STRATEGIES WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER TODAY AND HOPEFULLY REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND WATER CONSUMPTION WHICH IS WHAT THEY SAW IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES AS WELL SO THIS IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO MEET THOSE GOALS AND TO TRAIN MORE JANITORS AND IN A REALLY GROWING SECTOR TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR BUILDINGS ACROSS SEATTLE NOT ONLY ARE BUILT CERTIFIED BUT WE HAVE THE STAFF WELL TRAINED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN CLEAN THOSE BUILDINGS USING HEALTHY MATERIALS AND KEEPING OUR BUILDINGS AND OUR WORKERS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS HEALTHY AS WELL SO THANK YOU GUYS FOR CONTINUING TO BE HERE AND FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT AS WELL. AND MR., MR. PRESIDENT IF YOU WOULD LIKE I CAN EITHER MOVE THE AMENDMENT NOW ON ITEM 14 OR I CAN HOLD BACK IF YOU WISH.>> LET’S DIVE RIGHT IN.>>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN I PUT YOU IN Q, I THINK YOU HAVE AN AMENDMENT AS WELL.>>AGAIN I WANT TO THANK THE PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN SERVING OUR NATIVE COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY IN DISTRICT 7 BUT REALLY ACROSS THE BOARD, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ WHO HELPED LEAD THE EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT THERE WAS A COMMUNITY SPACE FOR OUR NATIVE COMMUNITY AT DAYBREAK CENTER, WE HAVE HEARD OVER THE YEARS, THAT THE VERY ENTITIES WHO WERE SERVING SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES PROVIDING THEM WITH CULTURAL SPACE, AND BUILDINGS ARE IN NEED OF REPAIR, IT HAS BEEN REALLY EXCITING TO WORK WITH THE ORGANIZATION AND THE INDIVIDUAL’S OUT OF UNITED INDIANS FOR ALL TRIBES AND TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY GO TO THEM BUT MAKE SURE THERE IS OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT OUR NATIVE CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS WITH PROVIDING ACCESS TO UTILITIES AND UPGRADING BATHROOMS, AND UPGRADING KITCHENS, AND USE POTENTIAL SURPLUS DOLLARS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND AND USE ONE TIME INFUSION INTO CAPITAL PROJECTS SO I THINK THE CHAIR IS WELL FOR HER SUPPORT, WITH HELPING TO DIRECT US TO THOSE ONE-TIME INFUSIONS THAT WILL REALLY MAKE A MEANINGFUL AND LASTING IMPROVEMENT INTO STRUCTURAL, STRUCTURES THAT SERVE OUR COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY OUR NATIVE COMMUNITY AND WOULD LOVE TO TURN IT OVER TO COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ IF POSSIBLE AS SHE HAS BEEN A HUGE SUPPORTER IN LEADER IN THIS EFFORT. >>COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ. A >>THANK YOU, I HAVE BEEN DYING TO TALK ALL AFTERNOON. I JUST WANT TO SAY, THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW AND COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA FOR BEING SUCH SUPPORTERS OF DAYBREAK STAR AND AS YOU KNOW, THAT FACILITY HAS BEEN IN NEED OF REPAIR FOR AT LEAST TWO DECADES. WE TRY TO TELL THE PEOPLE’S LODGE, UNDER THE DIRECTION BEFORE WE LEFT BERNIE WHITE BEAR, AND WE WERE MET WITH MANY LEGAL CHALLENGES. SO WE HOPE SOMEDAY WE CAN REVISIT THAT AND REALIZE THE DREAM IS NOT ONLY BERNIE WHITE BEAR BUT THE WHOLE NATIVE COMMUNITY IN BUILDING THE PEOPLE’S LODGE. AND I’M HOPING IN THE FUTURE WE CAN FOCUS ON THE GROUP HOME OF UNITED INDIANS AS WELL SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU.>>IF I CAN ADD ONE THING ON THAT, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ONE TIME FUNDING IS GOING TO GO INTO CAPITAL PROJECTS LIKE YOU MENTIONED WHETHER IT IS RESTROOM OR JUST FIXING UP SOME OF THE FACILITIES DOWNSTAIRS, AND WE USE THIS FACILITY A LOT FOR OUR PARKS EFFORTS FOR VARIOUS COMMUNITY MEETINGS SO, I THINK IT IS SUCH A COMMUNITY ASSET THAT NEEDS UPGRADING, IT WAS A GOOD CALL AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT FORWARD.>> COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>A TECHNICAL AMENDMENT IS REALLY A CHANGE TO THE REFERENCE IN THE BUDGET CONTROL LEVEL. THIS IS ON PAGE 3 MODIFYING ITEM 1.24. TWO INSTEAD OF REFERENCING THE LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION DIVISION, WHICH IS 0100 B. O HS 85000 IT WOULD INSTEAD REFERENCE SUPPORTING AFFORDABILITY AND LIVABILITY WHICH IS A SECTION 00100B O HS H 1000.>>WE GOT IT.>>I WILL SECOND THAT.>> I WILL REFER TO THAT AS AMENDMENT ONE, ARE THERE ANY COMMENT ON AMENDMENT ONE AS STATED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF AMENDMENT ONE PLEASE SAY AYE. OPPOSED. AMENDMENT ONE HAS PASSED, NO TO CONSIDER COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S PROPOSED AMENDMENT I AM GOING TO HAVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES. I WILL DO THAT BY MOTION. SO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF SUSPENDING THE RULES TO CONSIDER COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIENS AMENDMENT I WILL MOVE FOR THAT SO MOVED AND SECONDED TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO ALLOW FOR DISCUSSION A COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIENS AMENDMENT ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY I. OPPOSED. SO, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN WILL YOU WALK US THROUGH YOUR PROPOSED LANGUAGE. A >>THANK YOU. COLLEAGUES I CIRCULATED AMENDMENT WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY AMENDMENT TWO LAST ON FRIDAY, I GOT FEEDBACK OVER THE WEEKEND AND SO ADDED IN-LINE TO THAT BUT WE NOTE THAT IT WAS NOT CIRCULATED IN TIME SO THANK YOU FOR SUSPENDING THE RULES, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO AMEND COUNSEL BILL 119575 AS PRESENTED IN AMENDMENT TWO B, WHAT THIS DOES IS IT BUILDS ON WHAT MY PREVIOUS AMENDMENTS AS WHICH WAS TO ALLOCATE AN ADDITIONAL $100,000 TO ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS, BCL, AND, AT THE APPROPRIATION AND THE 2019 BUDGET FOR THE ADDRESSING HOMELESS BUDGET SUMMARY LEVEL $C,000 IS APPROPRIATED SOLELY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WHO OCCUPY VEHICLES, IN THE EVENT THAT A PROHIBITION IS PLACED ON ALLOWING PERSON TO OCCUPY VEHICLE IN EXCHANGE FOR RENTER OR OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, THESE FUNDS SHALL BE SPENT TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO INDIVIDUALS DISPLACED FROM THEIR VEHICLES DUE TO THE PROHIBITION. NO PORTION OF THE AMOUNTS SHALL BE USED FOR AND DIRECTED ADMINISTERED OF COSTS. AND THEN EVERY NUMBERS THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS.>>THAT IS THE PROPOSED LANGUAGE I DO HAVE AN EXTRA HARD COPY IF IT HAS BEEN PASSED AROUND. COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD WE HEARD YOUR POINTS DULY NOTED AT THE SESSION THIS MORNING YOU ARE WELCOME TO REPEAT THEM IF YOU WOULD LIKE. AT 5:42 PM.>>NO.>>SO FIRST OF ALL, LET’S MAKE SURE THE AMENDMENT PASSES. SO, COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN DESCRIBED THE AMENDMENTS YOU HAVE AND THE LANGUAGE, IS THERE A SECOND?>>SECOND. >>ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE AMENDMENT ONLY? OKAY, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT PLEASE SAY AYE. OPPOSED. THE AYE’S HAVE IT, SO NOW WE HAVE AMENDED LEGISLATION FOR AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 14. COUNCILMEMBER, BACK SHOT DID YOU WANT TO SAY ANY OTHER CLOSING WORDS ON AMENDMENT ITEM NUMBER 14. >>I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I SUPPORT COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S EFFORT ON THIS, IT AROSE LAST FRIDAY AFTER WE HAD OUR DISCUSSION ABOUT THE RV LEGISLATION, AND, I WANT TO UNDERSCORE THAT I AM DELIGHTED TO BE PUTTING THIS MONEY IN THE BUDGET AND I AM ASKING THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND MEMBERS OF HER TEAM TO MAKE SURE IF THE RV LEGISLATION GOES FORWARD, THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING REMOVED FROM THOSE RVS AND THAT WE HAVE SOME 24 SEVEN PLACE TO PUT THEM SO I THINK THAT IS THE INTENTION AS WE ORIGINALLY DISCUSSED THIS BUT WE DO NOT WANT TO LIMIT IT, JUST TO PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING REMOVED BECAUSE OF POTENTIAL úNEW RV LEGISLATION, I SUPPORT COUNCIL MEMBER O’BRIEN AND I AM DELIGHTED TO RECOMMEND ITEM 14 AS AMENDED.>>VERY GOOD, ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL AS AMENDED.>>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO PRESIDENT HARRELL. SEVEN IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED. >>THE BILL PASSES, THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM, THE SHORT TITLE PLEASE. >>15 COUNSEL BILL IN 19 76 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 12 57 24 WHICH ADOPTED THE 2019 BUDGET. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THAT IT PASS.>>ANY COMMENTS?>>NO. NO. OKAY. HEARING NO QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA O’BRIEN PRESIDENT HARRELL. >>THE BILL PASSES AND THE TABLES ON IT, PLEASE READ AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 16. A >>AMENDING ORDINANCE 1257 24 WHICH ADOPTED THE 2019 BUDGET THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS.>>ORDINANCE THAT I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY I DO NOT THINK I HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD. TO ENLIGHTEN THE CROWD.>>ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ON NUMBER 16.>>SEEING NONE, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. A >>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ O’BRIEN COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO PRESIDENT HARRELL SEVEN IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED. >> THE BILL PASSES AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. I BELIEVE THAT CONCLUDES OUR AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE DAY. IS THERE ANY FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COUNCIL, COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. >> LISA KAY, THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER, THIS IS A PRECURSOR AND WHAT WE WILL HAVE IN SIX WEEKS, THANK YOU.>> COUNCILMEMBER, COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR INDULGENCE, SO THE NEXT FULL COUNCIL MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 3 IS THAT CORRECT.>>I BELIEVE SO, YES IT IS.>>I WANT TO GIVE OUR COUNSEL COLLEAGUES A HEADS UP WE WILL HAVE A LUNCH AND LEARN THAT DAY, BETWEEN COUNSEL BRIEFING AND THE FULL COUNCIL ON THE ECONOMY WE WOULD LOVE FOR FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO COME AND HEAR MORE ABOUT SORT OF WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM COMMUNITY PARTNERS AROUND EVERYTHING FROM DRIVERS TO CHANGING WORK AND TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES AND CROPPING INDUSTRIES SO I WILL LOOK FOR THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TO COME FROM US LATER THIS WEEK AS WELL.>>THANK YOU FOR THAT PLUG, OKAY OUR NEXT WE WILL BE ON RECESS, THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE SEPTEMBER 3 AND EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE AFTERNOON AND A GREAT RECESS WITH THAT WE STAND ADJOURNED.>>THANK YOU.




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