Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee 5/1/2019


>>>I AM JOINED BY COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. MOVING ONTO THE CHAIR’S REPORT, WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA TODAY. A BRIEFING ON CB 119471 WHICH CLARIFIES THE DEFINITION OF A VESSEL IN THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM. TWO, AN ANNUAL UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. THREE, AN UPDATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS. AND FOR, A JOINT RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE INITIATIVE REPORT. THE NEXT MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, HERE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS. WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO PUBLIC COMMENT. AT THIS TIME, WE WILL TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS THAT APPEAR ON TODAY’S AGENDA. WE HAVE 10 MINUTES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. SPEAKERS ARE LIMITED TO TWO MINUTES OF PUBLIC COMMENT. IF THE COMMENT EXCEEDS TWO MINUTES, THE MICROPHONE WILL TURN OFF. SPEAKERS ARE ASKED TO BEGIN THEIR COMMENTS BY IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES AND THE AGENDA ITEM THEY WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS. AS A REMINDER, PUBLIC COMMENT IS LIMITED TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA OR IN THE PURVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE. FIRST ON OUR LIST IS JOHN CHANEY. OH, SORRY. MY APOLOGIES. FIRST WE HAVE MARGARET RICHARD. >>YES, MS. RICHARD HERE AND I AM HERE TODAY BECAUSE WE HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH THIS OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. I NOTICED YOU TALK ABOUT RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND I AM A REAL STICKLER WHEN IT COMES TO RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, WHICH I FEEL, THAT WE AS A PEOPLE, I AM BLACK, ARE NOT GETTING IT. IT IS BECAUSE OF THE CORRUPTION AND CONSPIRACY AND RACKETEERING THAT IS GOING ON AT SAID TIME. SO I AM DEMANDING YOU DO AN INVESTIGATION. PULL UP MY NAME, I AM ON GOOGLE NOW, ALL THE WAY TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR FIGHTING FOR THIS STUFF. YOU TOOK A JOB. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS LITTLE HAND IS, BECAUSE I CAN RAISE MY HAND, TOO, AND IT CAN BE THE OTHER ONE, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT. I AM TALKING ABOUT THE CONSPIRACY THAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ME, AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND WE STILL HAVE RACISM GOING ON AND DISCRIMINATION, SO WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME FIGHTING AGAINST IT? I AM FIGHTING AGAINST IT. THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. THIS KIND OF STUFF HAS TO COME TO AN END. JUST LIKE THAT MASS IN WASHINGTON DC, YOU CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, TOO, FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. SO I AM DEMANDING YOU AND IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT THE CRANE WENT DOWN ON THE HEAD OF SOMEONE WORKING FOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND I DON’T HAVE NO MERCY FOR IT, EITHER, UNTIL YOU FIX IT. FIX IT. FIX IT. FIX IT. 21. 22. OH YEAH, OKAY. SO WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY? ALL THOSE PEOPLE UP UNDER NATHAN AND WHATNOT, YOU NEED TO CHECK THEM OUT, TOO, BECAUSE THAT IS CALLED COLLUSION WHEN YOU GO UP IN THERE AND YOU TAKE FILES AND YOU SHRED THEM. WHERE IS ALL THIS STUFF YOU REDACTED UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP? WE WANT TO SEE IT. WE WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN FIND OUT. >>THANK YOU, MS. RICHARD. NEXT ON OUR LIST, I APOLOGIZE. IS IT — I CAN’T READ THE SECOND NAME ON THE LIST. WHO IS THE SECOND PERSON — >>THE HONORABLE MICHAEL FULLER. >>OH, THE HONORABLE MICHAEL FULLER. >>NOTE THAT FOR THE RECORD AND LET THE RECORD REFLECT, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PLANNING DEVELOPMENT, WHERE YOU ARE NOT DOING INSPECTION FOR THE DISABLED, WHICH VIOLATES GEORGE WASHINGTON. I SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY DURING WORLD WAR II AND ROBERT SUNRISE WHO SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING WORLD WAR II, JUNE 6, 1944. AND JOHNNY FULLER WHO SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS DURING BOTH KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM WAR AND MY LITTLE BROTHER THAT SERVED IN THE PERSIAN GULF WAR. I’M LOOKING AT THIS ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL ACT WITH YOU ALL THAT TOOK AN OATH. THAT OATH DON’T ADMIT YOU — YOUR OATH OF OFFICE, RCW 2.20 POINT — NOW YOU ARE VIOLATING ACTIVITIES INCOMPATIBLE WITH PUBLIC DUTY AND FREEDOM FROM DISCRIMINATION AND RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES AND OBLIGATION AND GOOD FAITH AND CODE BEING VIOLATED, THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, JUNE 26, 1990, THAT WAS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH. I AM TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED. I AM TRYING TO SEND YOU ALL TO THE FEDERAL PENITENTIARY FOR VIOLATING YOUR OATH OF OFFICE. I AM NOT NEW TO THIS, I AM TRUE TO THIS. LABOR READY, ONLY JOB TRAINING. IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, BLACK LIVES MATTER. THIS IS NOT THE CHANGES OR THE DREAM BLACK LIVES MATTER TO BELIEVE IN. FEMALES AND MALES WHO FOUGHT TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY FREE AND SECURE AND GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1889, HE WAS THE PRESIDENT IN 1789 AND THE 23rd PRESIDENT — >>THANK YOU. >>FROM 1889 TO 1893. YOU HEAR WHAT I AM SAYING? >>THANK YOU. NEXT IS MAINE CRUISE. >>HI, IS THIS WORKING? GREAT, THANKS. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT DESIGN REVIEW ISSUES TODAY SINCE IT IS ON THE MENU AND TWO THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO COME UP LATER ARE SPECIFICALLY THAT EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAM INSTITUTED EARLIER THIS YEAR AND ALSO — FIRST OF ALL MY ISSUES ARE NOT WITH THE PEOPLE OF DCI, I THINK THE PLANNERS ARE AMAZING. THEY HAVE A HUGE WORKLOAD. IT IS ABOUT THE PROCESS, NOT THE PEOPLE. WITH RESPECT TO EARLY OUTREACH, IT WAS INTENDED TO BROADEN PARTICIPATION AND FOCUS ON EQUITY AREAS AND ALLOW DESIGN REVIEW MEETINGS TO FOCUS ON DESIGN. I THINK IT WAS INTENDED IN THAT SPIRIT, BUT IT IS NOT HAPPENING. THE EARLY OUTAGE MEETINGS ARE NOT REGULATED IN ANY WAY. DESIGNERS ARE PRESENTING THEIR PROJECTS FOR THE CLIENT. THE PUBLIC CAN SPEAK, BUT THERE IS NO REAL OBLIGATION ON THEIR BEHALF TO TAKE THESE CONSIDERATIONS AND IT IS NOT DONE. IT IS JUST CHECKING A BOX. SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THE PUBLIC GETS TO DESIGN REVIEW AND THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD THINKS IT HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF AND THEY DON’T WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THIS. SO I GETS PAST THE SOMEBODIES DESK AND GOES ON FOR QUITE A WHILE. IF THE PUBLIC DOESN’T LIKE WHAT COMES OUT AT THE END, THEIR OPTION IS TO GO TO THE HEARING EXAMINER OR THE APPEALS COURT AND INCREASINGLY WE ARE SEEING THAT HAPPEN. THAT IS NOT EQUITY. WE NEED BETTER PARTICIPATION. THE SECOND THING IS OX SELLA. IT WAS INTENDED AS AN EFFICIENCY, BUT IT IS NOT WORKING OUT. NOW THERE ARE TWO PROJECT PORTALS YOU HAVE TO CHECK AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC. THEY DON’T ALWAYS JIVE AND SOMETIMES THE INFO YOU WANT IS NOT ON EITHER OF THE PORTALS, SO IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS GOT TO BE FIXED AND I HOPE YOU CAN TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO REFORMING THIS. THANKS. >>THANK YOU. NEXT IS STEVE COSTELLO. >>WE STILL DON’T HAVE A TREE ORDINANCE IN SEATTLE. WE ARE A VERY, VERY GREEN CITY THAT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT TREES, OR AT LEAST TO DO ANYTHING LEGISLATIVELY THAT MIGHT PRESERVE TREES. I AM SURE YOU WILL PASS A TREE ORDINANCE AFTER THE LAST TREE HAS FALLEN IN FRONT OF THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, BECAUSE WHEN IT WILL BE MEANINGLESS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACT. UNTIL THAT, IT APPEARS YOU HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ACT OR CERTAINLY UNWILLING TO ACT. WE HAVE A CARBON PROBLEM. WE ARE WILLING TO SPEND GREAT DEALS OF MONEY ON. BIG HERITAGE TREES DO IT VERY EFFICIENTLY, BUT IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET THEM THERE. AS YOU KNOCK THEM DOWN FOR THE MIGHTY, MIGHTY STAKEHOLDERS, WHICH OF COURSE ARE FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE CITIZENS, BECAUSE PLANNING IN THE CITY DOESN’T REALLY INVOLVE CITIZENS ANYMORE. I AM SO OLD I REMEMBER WHEN A LOT OF DEVELOPERS USED TO HAVE TO COME TO LAND-USE MEETINGS BECAUSE THE COMMITTEE DID ITS BUSINESS IN PUBLIC. NOW WE SELDOM SEE A DEVELOPER OR PRO-DEVELOPER PEOPLE, BECAUSE THEY ALREADY MADE THE BARGAINS WITH YOU, THEY LINED UP THE VOTES AND THEN WE GET TWO MINUTES AT THE END OF THE LONG PROCESS TO SAY, HEY, WE HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED AGAIN. BIG, SHOCKING SURPRISE. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BOTHER YOU THAT MUCH, BUT IT DOES BOTHER SOME OF US IN THE CITY. I AM FOR DEMOCRACY. I THINK LAND-USE LIKE ALL THE OTHER THINGS SHOULD BE BOTTOM- UP AND I HAVEN’T SEEN MUCH OF THAT IN THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS IN THE CITY. NOW, LAND-USE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SPECIAL AND MONEY HAS ALWAYS HAD A BIGGER PLACE THAN I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE, BUT I SEE ABSOLUTELY NO FEAR OF THE CITIZENS, WHETHER IT IS PROCESS OR OTHERWISE AND I THINK IT IS TIME TO CHANGE. >>THANK YOU. >>WOULD ANYONE WHO DID NOT SPEAK LIKE TO SPEAK? SEEING AS WE HAVE NO ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. THE FIRST BUSINESS IS BRIEFING ON COUNSEL BELL 119471 CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF A VESSEL. WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE INTO THE RECORD. >>AGENDA ITEM 1, CB 119471, CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF A VESSEL AND CONSISTENTLY USING THE WORD VESSEL IN THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AND AMENDING SECTIONS OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. >>WILL MISSY BLAIR, DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY PLEASE JOIN US AS WELL. THANK YOU. I WILL NOW OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CB 119471. SPEAKERS ARE LIMITED TO TWO MINUTES OF PUBLIC COMMENT. IF THE SPEAKER EXCEEDS TWO MINUTES, THE MICROPHONE WILL BE TURNED OFF. FIRST ON OUR LIST IS JOHN CHANEY. >>THANK YOU. MY NAME IS JOHN CHANEY. I AM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LAKE UNION LIVERMORE ASSOCIATION. I AM KIND OF SURPRISED THAT AS AN ORGANIZATION WE ARE LIMITED TO TWO MINUTES, IS THAT CORRECT? >>CORRECT. >>CORRECT, OKAY. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LEGISLATION. WE THINK IN KEEPING WITH WHAT WE TRIED TO DO THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, WHICH WAS TALK ABOUT SAVING OUR HOUSEBOATS. EXCEPT THEN IT WAS DPD. IT IS NOW DCI. WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE THIS PUBLIC HEARING TO ANOTHER MEETING, SO MORE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS. THIS IS A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. WE BELIEVE IT WAS NOT FULLY NOTICED, BOTH TO OUR MEMBERS AND TO THOSE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED. THERE IS A TINY GROUP OF PEOPLE IN THIS CITY WHICH WILL BE AFFECTED. PERHAPS 200 VERIFIED HOUSE BARGES AND FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES. THE CITY OF SEATTLE HAS EVERYONE A CONTACT NAMES, PHONE NUMBERS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, BECAUSE WE ARE VERIFIED. THE QUESTION TO THE CITY IS, DID YOU NOTIFY ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED BY THIS? WE ARE HOPING THAT IS POSSIBLE TO DO. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS, NOT TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS, JUST 200. IF I WERE TO SIT AT THE TABLE TODAY, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS I WOULD ASK FOR DCI. HOW MANY HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND LEGALLY ESTABLISHED? HOW MANY DEAD ENGINE VESSELS HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AS FLOWERS OR ARE PENDING AS FLOWERS? WHY DOES THE DEPARTMENT CONTINUE TO QUOTE CHAPTER 1 7326 OF THE WAC, WHICH IS THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY STATEMENT ON OVER WATER RESIDENCES, WHEN THE LEGISLATURE CHANGED THAT TO INCLUDE FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES. WE THINK THERE ARE SERIOUS ISSUES WITH THIS AND WE WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO BRIEFING THE COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THIS AND BRIEFING YOU AS THE CHAIR ON THIS, AS THIS IS MY UNDERSTANDING THIS IS YOUR FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING ON THIS. >>THANK YOU. >>AND WE ARE A LITTLE CONCERNED THAT AS AN ORGANIZATION, YOU KEEP US AT TWO MINUTES. >>NEXT ON OUR LIST IS STEVE ROSSELLO. >>HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH SOMETHING THAT COMES OUT WHERE THE CITY HAS SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND THE CITIZENS GET THEY ARE TWO MINUTES AND IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE ONLY COMMITTED, THIS IS IT. AND YOU HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NOTICE TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST INVOLVED, LET ALONE THE REST OF THE CITY? THE CITY HAS NOT DONE A GOOD JOB OF COMMUNICATING. IT HAS NOT DONE A GOOD JOB OF PUBLICLY DOING BUSINESS AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE. LAND-USE IS NOT BETWEEN YOU AND THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY. THE CITIZENS SHOULD ACTUALLY BE INVOLVED. THIS IS A DEMOCRACY. THIS IS NOT A STAKEHOLDER — ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN FOCUSING AS SUCH IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. IT HAS DONE A GREAT DEAL TO RAISE HOMELESSNESS IN SEATTLE BY RAISING THE COST OF LIVING IN SEATTLE. WHEN YOU UP THE COST OF THE GROUND, THE STATE LAW IS HIGHEST AND BEST USE. YOU RAISE THE COST. SOMEONE HAS A ONE OR TWO STORY APARTMENT HOUSE. IT SUDDENLY BECOMES UNVIABLE BECAUSE YOU HAVE PUT UP FOR 10 STORIES OR MORE AND YOU JUST CAN’T RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE IT WORK. SO WE ARE SEEING A LOT QUICKER MOVEMENT OF DESTRUCTION OF WHAT IS THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SEATTLE. BUT NOTICE IS THE MAIN REASON ON THIS. I THINK THE FLOATING HOMES COMMUNITY HAS BEEN TREATED LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE AND I THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME YOU GAVE THEM A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN THEIR SITUATION. SEATTLE ADVERTISES FLOATING HOMES. THEY ARE REALLY WONDERFUL. IT IS PART OF THE UNIQUENESS OF SEATTLE, BUT IF SOMEONE CAN MAKE A BUCK, LET’S SINK A FEW. >>THANK YOU. NEXT ON OUR LIST IS RAIN OTTERMAN. >>GOOD MORNING. WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL HERE, IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY, TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS THAT WOULD CLARIFY THE USE OF VESSEL. WAC WAS INVOLVED IN PASSING THE ACT IN 1972 AND HAS REMAINED IN ENGAGING IN SMP THROUGHOUT THE REGION. WE ENCOURAGE THESE IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO ENCOURAGE SHORELINES, CLEAN HEALTH AND CLEAN WATER. WE SUPPORT THIS CODE REVISION THAT AMEND SEVERAL SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 23.6 0A, IN ORDER TO INCLUDE INOPERABLE SHIPS, BOATS AND BARGES. IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS NECESSARY TO AVOID MISIDENTIFICATION OF VESSELS AS FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES. úTHIS IS GOOD POLICY THAT WILL ELIMINATE AN EXISTING LOOPHOLE úTHAT ALLOWS BOATS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN USED IN A LONG TIME AS NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES TO CALL THEMSELVES FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES, WHICH MEANS THEY GET, QUOTE, PREFERRED TO USE STATUS UNDER THE SCM A. THIS MAKES THEM DIFFICULT TO REGULATE IN ORDER FOR THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SMP FOR PROTECTING WATER, PUBLIC ACCESS TO SHORELINES IN THE SHORELINE HEALTH. THIS RESOLUTION WILL ENSURE THAT FLOATING RESIDENCES WILL BE REFERRED TO AS VESSELS AND SUBJECT TO THE REGULATIONS. SO, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK IN CLARIFYING THIS IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF THE SMP AND FOR YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS. >>THANK YOU. WOULD ANYONE ELSE WHO DID NOT SIGN UP LIKE TO SPEAK? SEEING AS HOW WE HAVE NO ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, I WILL NOW CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON CB 119471. THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE SEND EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. THIS ITEM WILL LIKELY BE BACK BEFORE THE COMMITTEE IN JUNE FOR A POSSIBLE VOTE, DEPENDING ON THE TIMELINE OF THE NECESSARY DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY WORK. OUR NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS — OH, SORRY, THERE IS A PRESENTATION. MY APOLOGIES. >>SURE. KETIL FREEMAN, CENTRAL STAFF. >>MAGGIE GLOWACKI, DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS. >>COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO MENTIONED, TODAY IS AN INITIAL BRIEFING AND WE ARTIE HELD A PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY ON A BILL THAT WOULD CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF VESSEL. PROCEDURALLY THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT APPROACH FOR THE COUNCIL, WHEREIN WE ARE USING A LIMITED AMENDMENT PROCESS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, SO THERE IS A HEARING TODAY, RESPONSES THAT WILL FOLLOW AND AS COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO MENTIONED, AFTER THIS THERE WILL BE A COMMITTEE VOTE IN JUNE, WITH A FULL COUNCIL VOTE TO FOLLOW AFTER FEEDBACK FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. >>GOOD MORNING COUNCIL CHAIR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US AT YOUR COMMITTEE THIS MORNING. I AM GOING TO START WITH REMINDING EVERYONE OF SDCI’S PUPOSE AND VALUES. I WILL LEAVE THIS UP HERE FOR EVERYBODY TO TAKE A LOOK AT. MY PRESENTATION IS GOING TO COVER AN OVERVIEW. I WILL TALK ABOUT THE BACKGROUND OF THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM, THE PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THE AMENDMENT BEFORE YOU AND THE UPDATE PROCESS FOR THIS AMENDMENT. BACK IN 1971 THE STATE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT WAS ENACTED. IN 1972 SEATTLE HAD ITS FIRST SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM. IN 2015 IS WHEN SEATTLE COMPREHENSIVELY UPDATED THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM. SO, THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM IS A RESULT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND THESE GUIDELINES ESTABLISH THE RULES THAT THE LOCAL SHORELINE, OR THE LOCAL JURISDICTIONS, USED TO CREATE THEIR SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAMS, BOTH FOR WRITING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REGULATIONS. IT ALSO ESTABLISHES A BALANCE OF AUTHORITY BETWEEN LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT. CITIES AND COUNTIES ARE THE PRIMARY IMPLEMENTERS AND REGULATORS OF THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY HAS AUTHORITY TO REVIEW LOCAL SHORELINE PROGRAMS. THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY AND REQUIREMENT TO DO THAT AND THEY CAN REVIEW INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS, AS WELL, AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. WITHIN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, OUR SHORELINE INCLUDES PUGET SOUND, SHOAL SHOAL BAY, ELLIOTT BAY, THE DUWAMISH RIVER, SHIP CANAL AND LAKE UNION, LAKE WASHINGTON AND GREEN LAKE. AND THE WATER ADJACENT TO THOSE WATER BODIES AND LAND THAT EXTENDS 200 FEET FROM THE HIGH WATERMARK AS WELL AS ASSOCIATED FLOODPLAINS AND RIVER DELTAS OF THOSE WATER BODIES. SO, THE ORDINANCE BEFORE YOU AMENDS THE DEFINITION OF VESSEL WITHIN THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM. THE REASON FOR THIS AMENDMENT IS TO ADDRESS THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF A 2016 SEATTLE HEARING EXAMINER’S DECISION THAT RULED AN EXISTING CONVENTIONAL RECREATIONAL VESSEL WITH A BROKEN ENGINE WAS NOT A VESSEL. AS A RESULT OF THAT IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A STRUCTURE AND POTENTIALLY BE VERIFIED AS A FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCE. SO PRIOR TO THE CITY’S 2015 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM UPDATE, STATE LEGISLATORS TO FIND A CATEGORY OF NEW OVERWATER RESIDENCES AND THESE WERE CALLED FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES. THEY LIMITED THE C█ATEGORY OF THESE RESIDENCES TO THOSE THAT EXISTED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2014. THE STATE ALSO DEFINED AND ON WATER RESIDENCE AS A FLOATING STRUCTURE AND THAT IT IS USED PRIMARILY AS A RESIDENCE. TEREFORE, AS A RESULT OF LEGISLATION, THE 2015 SMP UPDATE INCLUDED PROVISIONS FOR ON WATER RESIDENCES, BUT AS A RESULT OF THE HEARING EXAMINER, THIS LED TO THE POTENTIAL OF MANY MORE FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES THAN WERE CONTEMPLATED AT THE STATE LEVEL AND CITY COUNCIL LEVEL WHEN THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM WAS ADOPTED. >>COUNCILMEMBER — >>THANK YOU. GIVEN THAT THE DEFINITION INCLUDES THE REQUIREMENT THAT IT MUST’VE BEEN IN A MARINA PRIOR TO 2014, HOW IS IT THAT WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT NEW VESSELS THAT ARE BROKEN BECOMING FLOWERS? >>SO, IF A VESSEL CAN DEMONSTRATE IT WAS BROKEN PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2014. AS IN THIS CASE, IT HAD A BROKEN ENGINE, THEN IT WAS RULED NOT A VESSEL. >>ARE THERE MORE EXAMPLES OF THAT? >>WE HAVE MORE — >>OF VESSELS IN THE WATER SINCE BEFORE 2014 — >>WE HAVE LOTS OF VESSELS IN THE WATER SINCE BEFORE 2014. >>AS FAR AS DEMONSTRATING, THAT’S A DIFFERENT PROCESS, BUT IT’S POSSIBLE. WE JUST HAD THREE MORE LAST WEEK. >>THREE MORE WITH BROKEN ENGINES AND TRYING TO CERTIFY. >>THEY WERE VERIFIED. >>JUST SO I UNDERSTAND, WAS IT A SENIOR EXAMINER RULING OR A STATE EXAMINER RULING? >>SO THE APPEALS PROCESS GOES TO THE CITY, THE EXAMINER. >>OKAY, DID DID THE EXAMINER RULE THAT THESE WERE FOWR’S OR THAT THEY WERE NO LONGER VESSELS — >>THE EXAMINER RULED THEY WERE NO LONGER VESSELS. >>GOT IT. >>SORRY, I CAN’T SEEM TO ACCESS THE PART OF MY BRAIN THAT STORE THIS INFORMATION FROM 2015, BUT CAN YOU REMIND ME OF THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF TYPES OF LIVE ABOARD RESIDENCES THAT WE REGULATE? >>THERE ARE FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES, THERE IS LIVE ABOARD ON CONVENTIONAL VESSELS THAT WE DON’T REGULATE, AND THERE IS, I WOULD CALL IT THE LEFTOVER CATEGORY OF HOUSE BARGES THAT WERE GRANDFATHERED IN IN THE EARLY 1980S, THAT IS PART OF THE UPDATE THEY HAD THE OPTION TO STAY AS A HOUSE BARGE. TO GET VERIFIED AS A HOUSE BARGE OR VERIFIED AS A FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCE. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE REGULATIONS BETWEEN, SO BASICALLY IT IS SEMANTICS. >>THERE WERE A COUPLE DOZEN BARGES? >>I WOULD SAY 34. >>OKAY. AND THEN WHAT ARE THE HOUSES WITH SEWER HOOKUP AND EVERYTHING? >>THOSE ARE FLOATING HOMES. >>AND THOSE ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT? >>THOSE ARE DIFFERENT AND DON’T FALL UNDER THIS AMENDMENT. >>SO WE HAVE FLOATING HOMES THAT ARE A DIFFERENT THING, ALTHOUGH THOSE ARE THE ICONIC THING THAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT OFTEN. WE HAVE VESSELS, THE SAILBOAT THAT YOU GO AND SALE. THEY LIVE ABOARD SAILBOAT, BUT MORE THAN A SALE BOAT. THEN WE HAVE THE FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES AND THE BARGES, WHICH WE TREAT THEM IT SOUNDS LIKE, IDENTICALLY OR ALMOST IDENTICALLY. BUT THOSE ARE THE FOUR CATEGORIES OF THINGS ON THE WATER THAT PEOPLE LIVE IN. >>YEAH, AND THEN THERE IS ALSO LIKE A VESSEL WITH A DWELLING UNIT, WHICH IS A MUCH SMALLER CATEGORY, BUT WAS THE RESULT OF THOSE VESSELS THAT DIDN’T END UP IN ANY CATEGORY THAT CAME INTO EXISTENCE BETWEEN JULY 2014 AND WHEN WE PASSED THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM. SO WE HAVE PROBABLY LESS THAN FIVE OF THOSE REGISTERED. >>WERE THOSE NEW CONSTRUCTION THINGS BASICALLY LIKE HOUSES WITH A STIRRING WELL TYPE OF THING OR IS THAT DIFFERENT? >>NO, THAT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. >>THANKS FOR JOGGING MY MEMORY, MAGGIE. >>SURE. SO, TO DESCRIBE THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION, IT CLARIFIES THE TERMS OF DESIGNED FOR NAVIGATION AND USED FOR NAVIGATION IN THE DEFINITION OF VESSEL IN THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM. SO THERE IS THE REFERENCE TO THE SMC. WHAT THIS DOES IS SAYS IF A VESSEL HAS BEEN USED FOR NAVIGATION IN THE PAST AND CAN BE USED FOR NAVIGATION IN THE FUTURE, THAT IT IS STILL A VESSEL. BASICALLY IF THERE ARE THINGS NON-OPERABLE ON THE VESSEL, AS A RESULT OF THE CURRENT OWNER, THAT IS FIXABLE. SUCH AS A BROKEN ENGINE THAT CAN BE FIXED OR WITH THE SAILBOAT IF THE SALES HAVE BEEN REMOVED. OR, YOU KNOW, DAMAGE TO THE HOLE, THAT DOESN’T TAKE IT OUT OF THE CATEGORY OF A VESSEL. THOSE ARE CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE FIXED. OR IN THE CASE OF THE RULING BY THE HEARING EXAMINER, IF YOU, POTENTIALLY IF YOU JUST HAVEN’T USED YOUR VESSEL, IT WOULD BE NO LONGER A VESSEL. SO YOU TAKE AN EXTENDED LEAVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY AND CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU NEVER USED YOUR VESSEL, THAT COULD BE A WAY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU HAVEN’T USED YOUR VESSEL, THEREFORE IT DOESN’T MEET THE LITERAL DEFINITION OF USED FOR NAVIGATION. AND THEN THE OTHER TWO AMENDMENTS HAVE MORE TO DO WITH THAT HOUSE BARGE CATEGORY. IT IS LEFT OVER FROM OUR PRIOR SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM WHERE WE DID CALL A HOUSE BARGE A VESSEL, BUT WITH THE UPDATE AND THE NEW CATEGORY OF FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCE AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE DEFINING THOSE AS STRUCTURES, WE WANTED TO REMOVE THE TERM VESSEL WHEN IT WAS USED WITH HOUSE BARGE, TO REMOVE ANY CONFUSION AROUND THAT. SO THAT IS WHAT THE LAST TWO AMENDMENTS DO WITH THE AMENDMENT. SO THEN ON TO THE AMENDMENT PROCESS. AS WAS STATED EARLIER, THIS IS A JOINT REVIEW PROCESS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. RIGHT NOW WE ARE IN THE 30 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. AND AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE 30 DAYS, SDCI WILL REVIEW THE COMMENTS AND MAKE ANY APPROPRIATE CHANGES TO THE AMENDMENT AND THEN SUBMIT THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY. ECOLOGY WILL PROVIDE THEIR INITIAL DETERMINATION WITHIN 30 DAYS. AND THEN SDCI WILL WORK WITH ECOLOGY ON ANY NEEDED CHANGES. THEN ECOLOGY WILL PROVIDE A WRITTEN DETERMINATION ON CONSISTENCY. AT THAT POINT, THAT IS WHEN WE CAN BRING IT TO FULL COUNCIL FOR A VOTE AND THEN IT GOES BACK TO ECOLOGY FOR THEIR FINAL REVIEW AND APPROVAL AS AN ORDINANCE. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>SO, THERE IS A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH HERE AND I IMAGINE THE TIMELINE IS MAYBE NOT TOTALLY CLEAR, BUT ARE WE TALKING LIKE THREE MONTHS OR SIX MONTHS FOR THIS PROCESS? >>IT SHOULD BE LESS THAN THAT. >>THE HOPE IS THAT WE WOULD PASS SOMETHING BY JUNE. >>A LOT OF THOSE DATES, THOSE TIMELINES ARE MAXIMUMS, SO THE CITY HAS 30 DAYS TO REVIEW AND RESPOND TO THEIR COMMENTS, BUT THAT COULD HAPPEN IN A LESS AMOUNT OF TIME. ONCE IT IS INITIALLY SUBMITTED, WE HAVE 30 DAYS. COULD ASK FOR AN EXTENSION UP TO 45, NOT LIKELY IN THIS SCENARIO, BECAUSE OF SCOPE. SO WE COULD BE LOOKING AT 30 TO 60 DAYS AFTER THE COMMENTS ARE RESPONDED TO, TO HAVE IT BACK, I WOULD THINK. >>WE DON’T EXPECT IT TO TAKE LONG ON OUR END, BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE ORDINANCE. BECAUSE IT IS SMALL. >>THE JOINT, 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD. WE HAD A PUBLIC HEARING TODAY. IS THIS THE BEGINNING, THE MIDDLE OR THE END? >>THIS IS THE END OF THE 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD. >>OKAY, SO I APPRECIATE THE FORMAL PROCESS. SEEING SOME FRIENDS IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY THAT I HAVEN’T SEEN IN A WHILE. IT IS NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK. IT IS NOT MUTUAL, BUT — I IMAGINE THAT CITY COUNCIL WILL BE ENGAGING IN CONVERSATIONS AND DEPENDING ON WHAT WE LEARN AS WE GET REEDUCATED ON THIS ISSUE AND UNDERSTAND IT, IF WE HAVE THINGS WE WANT TO CONSIDER AS AMENDMENTS TO THE AMENDMENTS WE ARE PROPOSING, I RECOGNIZE THAT THIS PROCESS — I GUESS WE CAN DO IT UNILATERALLY, BUT ECOLOGY HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY THAT’S NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE LAW AND SEND IT BACK TO US. IN THE SPIRIT OF NOT WANTING TOO MUCH BACK AND FORTH, WHAT IS THE TIMELINE OF US GETTING INFORMED AND DISCUSS — WE HEARD A FEW DIFFERENT COMMENTS TODAY AND TO GET UP TO SPEED ON THOSE VIEWS AND UNDERSTAND IF THERE IS A PATH TO UNDERSTANDING OR MISUNDERSTANDING OR WHATEVER IS GOING ON. >>WHAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING IS A LITTLE BIT ATYPICAL. NORMALLY A BILL AFTER COMMITTEE IS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TAKEN UP BY THE FULL COUNCIL. IN ORDER FOR ECOLOGY TO HAVE CERTAINTY ON WHAT THEY WOULD BE COMMENTING ON FOR THE PURPOSES OF CONSISTENCY, WE ARE IMAGINING A JUNE VOTE, CONSISTENT ON THE ABILITY TO LOOK AT THE COMMENTS WE HAVE RECEIVED AND MAYBE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FROM YOU ALL AND OTHER FOLKS, AS WELL. THE JUNE VOTE WOULD BE A VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION THAT COULD BE INFORMED BY THE COMMENT THAT COUNSEL HAS HEARD. ECOLOGY WOULD OPINE ON THAT, MAKE A CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION ON THAT PRIOR TO A FULL COUNCIL VOTE WHICH WOULD HAPPEN AFTER ECOLOGY HAS REVIEWED THE COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION. >>SO IN THAT SCENARIO, WE CERTAINLY WOULDN’T WANT TO BRING NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE FULL COUNCIL, WE WANT TO FINISH OUR WORK WHEN IT COMES OUT OF COMMITTEE. >>CORRECT. >>SO ONE OF THE COMMENTS IN PUBLIC HEARING WAS A QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER SOME PEOPLE LIVING ON THESE VESSELS ACTUALLY KNOW THIS IS GOING ON. SO EVEN IF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS CLOSED, I ASSUME IT IS OKAY THAT THE COUNCIL CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH FOLKS AND RECEIVE THEIR FEEDBACK ON THIS. IT’S NOT LIKE THERE IS — >>NO, THERE IS NOT. >>SO THE FORMAL COMMENT PERIOD IS OVER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO EDUCATE OURSELVES. IF OUT OF THAT PROCESS, BASED ON OUR RECOLLECTION AND A VARIETY OF THINGS, IT MAY BE THERE IS UNCERTAINTY AND FEAR ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN. WE CAN TALK ABOUT INTERPRETATIONS. THERE MAY BE CERTAIN THINGS WE WANT TO ADDRESS. THOSE ARE THINGS WE WOULD VET IN ADVANCE OF A COMMITTEE MEETING IN JUNE, BUT I ASSUME IT MAKES SENSE FOR US TO BE ENGAGING WITH ECOLOGY THROUGHOUT ALL OF THIS TO SEE IF WE ARE ON A PATH THAT IS VIABLE OR NOT. >>CORRECT. >>OKAY. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>I WAS JUST GOING TO OFFER SOME CLARITY THAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES NOT AFFECT ANY FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCES THAT HAVE BEEN VERIFIED OR ANY RESIDENCE OR HOUSE BARGE, OR ANY OF THE RESIDENTIAL USES THAT HAVE BEEN VERIFIED. >>IF THAT IS THE CASE, AGAIN I NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT VERIFIED AND NOT VERIFIED MEANS AND ALL THOSE THINGS, BUT IT MAY BE A MATTER OF CONVENING SOME FOLKS AND HAVING SOME CONVERSATIONS WERE IT MAY BE THAT THERE IS DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONS THERE. BUT I APPRECIATE YOU WORKING ON THIS. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE OF AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHO RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. DID THE FOLKS WHO ARE REGISTERED AS FOWR’S RECEIVED NOTICE? IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE SING THIS ON THE AGENDA WAS THE FIRST THEY LEARNED OF THIS. >>SO, WE HAVE A LISTSERV OF THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM. I DON’T KNOW WHO IS ON IT. IT IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN THE PAST, BUT WE DID NOT GO INTO OUR RECORDS AND I DON’T THINK WE’VE GOT EMAIL FOR EVERY VERIFIED FLOATING ON WATER RESIDENCE, SO WE DID NOT LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TO ADD TO THE LIST. >>I ASSUME SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM LISTSERV AND SOME HAVEN’T. >>RIGHT. AND WE KNOW THAT LULA WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS. >>OKAY, THANK YOU. >>ANY FURTHER COMMENTS, QUESTIONS? WELL, THANK YOU. I MIGHT HAVE GIVEN A SNEAK PEEK, POTENTIALLY, BUT I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION. OUR NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS TODAY IS THE ANNUAL UPDATE PRESENTATION FROM THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. >>AGENDA ITEM NUMBER TWO, OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2018 ANNUAL UPDATE. >>WE WILL BE JOINED AT THE TABLE TODAY BY THE DIRECTOR OF OPCD, SAM ASSEFA, TAKE IT AWAY. >>THANK YOU AND WELCOME. I AM SAM ASSEFA, DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. I WILL GIVE YOU A REPORT ON OPCD AND NATHAN TORGELSON IS HERE WITH ME AS WELL. WE WILL CO-PRESENT THE REPORT AFTER MY INITIAL PRESENTATION. LET ME SEE IF I CAN GET THE PRESENTATION HERE. GREAT. THANK YOU. SO, JUST BRIEFLY, THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, WE CELEBRATED OUR THIRD YEAR JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. THE OFFICE WAS CREATED IN JANUARY, 2016. SINCE THEN, AS A NEW OFFICE, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK INTERNALLY TO BUILD SORT OF A GROUND-UP MISSION AND VISION, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN. THIS WAS DEVELOPED BY STAFF, CONSISTENT TO THE PURPOSE OF THE CREATION OF THE OFFICE. PRIMARILY TO HELP COORDINATE CITYWIDE ON PLANNING, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES, TO ADDRESS EQUITY AND HOW THE OFFICE COULD HELP SUPPORT PLANNING TO ADDRESS THE GROWTH THAT WE ARE FACING OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS. THE DEPARTMENT IS ORGANIZED AROUND THREE PRIMARY WORK AREAS AND SUPPORTING TWO COMMISSIONS. THE ORGANIZATIONS, THE THREE PRIMARY AREAS, CITYWIDE INITIATIVES. THESE ARE POLICIES THAT AFFECT THE CITY, CITYWIDE. SUCH AS COMPREHENSIVE PLANS, LAND-USE POLICIES. THE RECENTLY ADOPTED HOUSING AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM, WHICH AGAIN, IS CITYWIDE. AND ALSO THIS GROUP SUPPORTS RESEARCH AND DATA, INCLUDING DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, HOUSING DATA, ANNUALLY, QUARTERLY AND IN DIFFERENT AREAS. THE SECOND AREA IS COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ACTION. THIS IS VERY SPECIFIC COMMUNITY AREA PLANNING WORK. THE NEW INITIATIVES, SUCH AS THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, WHICH IS PRIMARIL GEOGRAPHIC BASED. AND SOME LOCALIZED PLANNING DEVELOPMENTS, SUCH AS MOUNT BAKER, THESE ARE SPECIFIC NEIGHBORHOODS, SPECIFIC AREA PLANNING PRACTICE. THE THIRD GROUP FOCUSES PRIMARILY ON WHAT WE ARE CALLING PLACE MAKING. THIS FOCUSES ON HOW THE ENVIRONMENT IS BUILT FROM A DESIGN PERSPECTIVE, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC REALM, SPACES BETWEEN BUILDINGS, PUBLIC SPACES, BUT ALSO A NUMBER OF DESIGN GUIDELINES THAT ACCOMPANY NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS AND COMMUNITY PLANS THAT WE DEVELOPMENT. THEN THE OPCD SUPPORTS TWO COMMISSIONS. THE DESIGN COMMISSION WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPORTING COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR ON ANY PUBLIC PROJECTS, AND ALSO STREET ISSUES. THE PLANNINGCOMMISSION ADVISES AGAIN, BOTH THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR ON CITYWIDE POLICIES, SPECIFICALLY POLICIES SUCH AS THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS TECHNICALLY AN INDEPENDENT BODY, BUT IT IS HOUSED, JOINT WITH OPCD TO SHARE STAFFING AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION DIRECTOR IS HIRED BY THE COMMISSION AND REPORTS PRIMARILY TO THE COMMISSION. SO, OUR 2019 STAFFING HAS ABOUT 44 FTE, OR FORTH — FULL-TIME EQUIVALENCY, TO COVER THE FIVE AREAS I OUTLINED EARLIER. THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND DESIGN COMMISSION EACH HAVE 3.5 FTE. THE REST OF THE STAFF SUPPORTS VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OF THEIR DEPARTMENT. JUST WANTING TO KNOW, I MENTIONED IT IS A NEW DEPARTMENT. WE WILL TALK ABOUT RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ON THE NEXT PRESENTATION, BUT ONE OF THE OBJECTIVES FOR THE DEPARTMENT WAS FROM THE BEGINNING THAT WE WORK TO ADVANCE RACE WORKFORCE EQUITY. THROUGHOUT THE LAST THREE YEARS, I JOINED IN JUNE, 2016, WE HAVE MET AND DELIVERED EFFORTS TO MAKE OUR DEPARTMENT MORE DIVERSE. WHAT YOU SEE ON THAT IS THE REFLECTION OF WHERE WE ARE TODAY. ABOUT 30% OF STAFF ARE IDENTIFIED AS PEOPLE OF COLOR. 60% OF OUR WORKFORCE ARE FEMALE, WOMEN. LAST YEAR WE ADDED SEVEN NEW EMPLOYEES. ABOUT 43% OF THEM IDENTIFIED AS PEOPLE OF COLOR AND ALMOST 70%, OVER 70%, AS WOMEN. WE DO THAT IN PROMOTIONS AS WELL, TO ADVANCE BOTH GENDER AND RACE EQUITY WITHIN OUR WORKFORCE. ONE THING YOU DON’T SEE THERE, WE ALSO MADE AN EFFORT TO ACTUALLY HAVE PAY EQUITY, AS WELL. THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS, 2 1/2 YEARS, THE DIRECTOR HAS DISCRETION, WE HAVE USED THAT OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE PAY EQUITY IN THAT APARTMENT. FOR EXAMPLE, ABOUT 28 OF OUR STAFF ARE WHAT ARE CALLED STRATEGIC ADVISORS OR MANAGERIAL POSITIONS, WHERE I HAVE DISCRETION. WE HAVE REACHED PAY EQUITY BETWEEN GENDER, PRETTY MUCH THE MEN AND WOMEN ARE PAID EQUALLY. IN FACT, WOMEN SLIGHTLY AGE UP, BUT THAT WAS A DELIBERATE ACTION CONSISTENT WITH THE VISION AND MISSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT. NEXT I WILL TALK ABOUT OUR 2019 ADOPTED BUDGET AND ENDORSED 2020 BUDGET. CURRENTLY WE ARE JUST ABOUT $13.3 MILLION FOR 2019. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT BETWEEN 2018 AND 2019, THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE, CLOSE TO $6 MILLION OR MORE FOR THE OPCD BUDGET. THIS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, BECAUSE OF THE ONE- TIME FUNDING THAT CAME UP FROM THE SALE OF THE CIVIC SQUARE, AND THEN TO GET THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE GOING. THAT WAS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE. YOU CAN SEE ON THE 2020 ENDORSED BUDGET, YOU CAN SEE SOME REDUCTION. THAT HAS SPECIFICALLY TO DO WITH COUNCIL HAD PUT A ONE MILLION- DOLLAR ADDITIONAL ONE TIME FOR 2019 FOR EDI, EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE. THAT IS A ONE TIME INCREASE, SO THAT IS WHAT IS REFLECTED THERE. WE ALSO HAVE SOME BUDGET REDUCTION, MINIMAL AMOUNT. WHEN YOU SEE THE DISCREPANCY, THT IS PRIMARILY WHY. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>JUST SO I AM CLEAR, THE $13 MILLION TOTAL BUDGET INCLUDES THE $5 MILLION OF GRANTS THAT GO TO EDI? >>EXACTLY. >>OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE A TEAM THAT ADMINISTERS IT. >>EXACTLY. >>THAT IS $5 MILLION IN 2019. WE DIDN’T RESTORE THE $1 MILLION, SO THAT IS ONLY $4 MILLION IN 2020, UNTIL WE GET OUR HANDS ON IT. >>CORRECT. >>THIS IS JUST A SNAPSHOT AND OVERVIEW OF OUR WORK PLAN. ON THE LEFT COLUMN YOU SEE 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS. ON THE RIGHT, A NUMBER OF ONGOING PROJECTS STARTED THIS YEAR OR CONTINUING FROM LAST YEAR. THE LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. I JUST HIGHLIGHTED THE KEY PROJECTS. SOME OF THE PROJECTS YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT COLUMN A 2019 PROJECTS STARTED IN 2018, BUT ONGOING AS WELL. AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE, AGAIN, IT IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE, BUT I HIGHLIGHTED SOME KEY PROJECTS. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE SEEING THE WESTWOOD/HIGHLAND PARK PLANNING PROJECT HIGHLIGHTED AS A 2019 WORK PROGRAM. I RECALL THAT IN THE OPCD SLIDE RESPONSE, 1351 A1. HAD TO LOOK AT MY PHONE, I JUST GOT TEXTED IT. A COUPLE YEARS AGO WE ALSO HAD BEEN ASKED ABOUT THE STATIONARY PLANNING AND WEST SEATTLE AS WELL AND I BELIEVE THE RESPONSE YOU GAVE US WAS THAT YOU WOULD START PLANNING IN EARNEST IN 2020, BUT THAT YOU WOULD BE BEGINNING SOME INITIAL STEPS TOWARDS PLANNING, SPECIFICALLY FOR JUNCTION AND OUTAGE IN 2019. I KNOW WE ARE NOT GETTING INTO TOO MUCH OF THE WEEDS HERE, THIS IS HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE AND I KNOW YOUR STAFF HAS BEEN OUT TO TALK TO FOLKS IN THE JUNCTION AND GET MORE OF A HANDLE ON WHAT THE WORKPLAN LOOKS LIKE FOR THOSE ENGAGEMENTS THIS YEAR. >>SURE, I WILL TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT THE STATIONARY PLANNING, BUT YOU ARE CORRECT. WE WILL BE SCOPING THAT WORK THIS YEAR AND WE WILL BE WORKING ON THAT JUNCTION AND OTHER AREAS OF STATIONARY PLANNING IN 2019. IN 2020, SORRY. JUST ABOUT ACCOMPLISHMENTS, THE BIGGEST WORK HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBERS, THEY VOTED 9-0 TO PASS THAT THIS YEAR, BUT THE BULK OF THE WORK WAS COMPLETED FROM MY OFFICE IN 2018. THE EQUITABLEDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, THE SECOND ROUND FUNDING WAS COMPLETED IN 2018. THROUGH THAT PROCESS, APPROXIMATELY $16 MILLION WERE SPOKEN FOR FOR 15 DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CAPACITY AND FUNDING PROGRAM. THAT INCLUDES THOSE 15 PROJECTS AND ORGANIZATIONS. WORKING WITH THEM, MANAGING THEIR CONTRACTS. SO, STAFF IS WORKING WITH EACH ONE OF THEM. ALL OF THEM ARE IN DIFFERENT STAGES. SOME RN CAPACITY BUILDING, OTHERS IN PROPERTY ACQUISITION OR CAPITAL. AN EXAMPLE IS THE REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CENTER WHICH RECENTLY ACQUIRED ITS OWN PROPERTY. THIS IS AN ORGANIZATION IN DELRIDGE THAT HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR OVER THREE DECADES. THEY WERE THREATENED BY DISPLACEMENT LAST YEAR. THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY PUT THE PROPERTY UP FOR SALE. THE GROUP APPLIED FOR THE FUNDING AND I BELIEVE THEY GOT $850,000 TO BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE BUILDING THEY WERE OPERATED IN. NOW THEY HAVE A PERMANENT HOME AND IT IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHERE THE EDI PROGRAM HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE. ANOTHER PROJECT, THE DUWAMISH VALLEY ACTION PLAN. WE COMPLETED LAST YEAR, BUT THIS IS ALSO AN ONGOING PROJECT, WORKING WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS. THIS IS THE EXAMPLE, THE PILOT WE USED WHEN OPCD STARTED, TO DEMONSTRATE HOW WE WORK ACROSS DEPARTMENTS. THIS WAS A PILOT FOR THE CAPITAL CABINET STRUCTURE THAT STARTED LATE 2016, BUT NOW UNDER MAYOR JENNY DURKAN IT CONTINUES AS PART OF THIS CAPITAL SUB PROJECT. SO THE ACTION PLAN IS ONE PROJECT LAST YEAR WHICH WILL CONTINUE. NOW I WILL GO SORT OF QUICKLY ON THE 2019 WORKPLAN. THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IS THE KEY PROJECT OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. WE ARE REQUIRED TO ADOPT THE NEXT UPDATE BY JUNE 2023. WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN EARLY SCOPING OF THAT WORK. INITIALLY WORKING AT ENGAGEMENT. OUR RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT PROCESS AND RACIAL EQUITY ANALYSIS, THIS YEAR, AS PART OF THE PRECURSOR TO SOME OF THE POLICY ISSUES WE IDENTIFY. WE WILL STUDY IN 2021 THE FULL- BLOWN PROCESS WILL BE STARTED. THERE IS ALSO SOME COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT WORK. I GUESS THIS YEAR. THAT WILL ALSO ENGAGE THE PLANNING PROCESS. ANOTHER FOCUS THIS YEAR AND A PRIORITY HAS BEEN LOOKING AT HOUSING CHOICES ISSUES. THIS IS PUTTING TOGETHER DATA ANALYSIS REPORTS WE WILL COMPLETE IN MAY, TO INFORM HOW THE MARKET FOR HOUSING IS DOING, WHAT IT IS MISSING AND WHAT THE MARKET IS PROVIDING THAT WE SHOULD START THINKING ABOUT TO ADDRESS GAPS IN HOUSING CHOICES. THIS IS BACKGROUND INFORMATION THAT WILL INFORM MAYOR DURKAN’S AFFORDABLE AND MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING COMMITTEE THAT IS WORKING TO IDENTIFY WAYS WE CAN FILL THE GAP WHERE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSINGPROGRAM OR THE MARKET IS NOT PROVIDING. SO THE HOUSING CHOICES REPORT WILL HELP INFORM THAT CONVERSATION AND POLICY THAT WOULD COME OUT OF THAT. AND IN 2019 WE WILL BE HAVING EDI FUNDING. THE THIRD ROUND WE ANNOUNCED LAST APRIL. $5 MILLION FOR THIS YEAR. WE EXPECT ANYWHERE FROM 4 TO 6 ORGANIZATIONS TO BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THAT PROGRAM. WE HAVE A JUNE 5 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS. THAT WORK WILL BE SIGNIFICANT THIS YEAR, BUT WE ALSO HAVE A REQUIRED MONITORING PROGRAM AS PART OF THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN. SO BY THIRD QUARTER 2019, WE WILL BE DEVELOPING THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOME INDICATORS REPORT. THIS IS PHASE 1 OF A TWO PHASE REPORT. THE SECOND PHASE SCHEDULED FOR 2020 WILL HIGHLIGHT DISPLACEMENT RISK INDICATORS. THOSE ARE KEY PROJECT ITEMS FOR THIS YEAR. WE WILL ALSO BE PUTTING TOGETHER A PERMANENT ADVISORY BOARD BY THE END OF THE YEAR. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, YOU ASKED ABOUT STATION AREA PLANNING. THERE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WORK IN THE 130th AND 145th STATION AREA THAT STARTED THIS YEAR. IT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THAT. THIS LOOKS AT STATION ACCESS, STATION PLANNING AND LAND-USE ISSUES. WE ARE WORKING ON MOBILITY PLANNING FOR THE AREA. AND SOME POTENTIAL RELEVANT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS THERE. ANOTHER WORK THAT WAS INITIATED THIS YEAR, IF YOU RECALL, AS PART OF THE WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER APPROVAL PROCESS. THERE WAS $1.5 MILLION IDENTIFIED TO CONDUCT A TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR POTENTIALLY PUTTING A LID OVER I-5, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN DENNY, ALL THE WAY TO MADISON STREET. THIS IS A STUDY WE ALREADY INITIATED. WE HIRED A LOCAL CONSULTANT FIRM AS A PROJECT CONSULTANT. THERE IS A BIG COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER TO HELP STEER AND DIRECT A LOT OF THE OPTIONS AND EVALUATION. THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY IS TO HAVE FEASIBILITY, MOSTLY STRUCTURAL AND ENGINEERING, AND TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, POTENTIAL PARK VERSUS LAND DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL, SO WE KNOW WHAT IT WOULD COST AND WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO ACTUALLY LID I-5. THAT STUDY IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE YEAR OR EARLY 2020. >>CAN YOU OUTLINE WHO IS IN THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP? >>I CAN SEND YOU THE LIST. THERE ARE REPRESENTATIVES FROM A WIDE VARIETY, BOTH TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES. I WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU THE LIST. >>THANK YOU. >>BROAD AREA PLANNING AS PART OF ST3. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH DEPARTMENTS, PRIMARILY S STOTT AND SOUND TRANSIT TO SCOPE OUT NEW TRACINGS — NEW STATIONS. BY FAR THIS WILL PROBABLY BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, PROBABLY EVER, THAT WILL IMPACT AND TRANSFORM THE CITY SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. SO WE ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES, AND CITY DEPARTMENTS, TO START SCOPING AND OUTLINING THE WORK PLAN AROUND STATION AREA PLANNING. SOUND TRANSIT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STATION ITSELF. THE IMMEDIATE SURROUNDING TRANSCENDENT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES, LAND- USE, ALL OF THE THINGS, LAND- USE RELATED USES THAT AFFECT HOW A STATION FUNCTIONS AND I WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF THAT STUDY, STARTING FROM JUNCTION TO ANY NUMBER OF STATION AREAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. QUICKLY AS PART OF THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY, AS A FOLLOW-UP, WE HAVE TWO AREAS OF POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT WORK ITEMS. COUNSELS COMPANION RESOLUTION HAS A NUMBER OF REQUIREMENTS THAT AFFECT OPCD. THIS IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. THINGS SUCH AS MONITORING CHANGES IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, TREE CANOPY, PLANNING IN SPECIFIC NEIGHBORHOOD AREAS. AND A NUMBER OF COMPANION RESOLUTIONS THAT WOULD FOLLOW- UP ON MHA. THE MAYOR HAS ALSO BEEN VERY MUCH FOCUSED THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER ON DISPLACEMENT, BUT ALSO A NUMBER OF OTHER ACTIONS SHE WANTS TO ADDRESS RELEVANT TO MHA, THAT WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT WORK PLAN FOR 2019, PRIMARILY, BUT WOULD CONTINUE IN 2020 AND PROBABLY BEYOND, FOR SOME OF THEM. SO THAT IS KIND OF THE HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW FOR OPCD IN 2018, 2019 AND 2020. I WILL BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. >>COUNCILMEMBERS. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU. YESTERDAY, COINCIDENTALLY. I MET WITH THE RESIDENTS OF THE MANUFACTURED HOME ASSOCIATION AND THEY WERE DOING THE ROUNDS WITH COUNCILMEMBERS, TO FIND OUT WHERE THINGS WERE AT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LEGISLATION THAT COUNCIL SORT OF SKETCHED OUT A WORK PLAN FOR, WHEN COUNCIL PASSED THE MORATORIUM. I AM LOOKING AT BOTH OF YOU, BECAUSE THE WORK PLAN THAT WAS IN THE LEGISLATION IDENTIFIED RULES FOR BOTH DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIFICALLY, WHAT IS DUE RIGHT ABOUT NOW, IN ORDER TO DO ALL OF THE REVIEW AND DETERMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND ALL THAT, SO WE HAVE A BILL BEFORE US BEFORE THE MORATORIUM ROLLS OUT, WHICH I THINK IS SOMETIME IN THE FALL. RIGHT ABOUT NOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT LAND-USE, DEVELOPMENT TRENDS, DRAFT LEGISLATION AND HAVE CONDUCTED REVIEW ON PROPOSED REGULATIONS. SO THAT WAS IN THE WORK PLAN THAT ACCOMPANIED THE ORDINANCE. THE MAYOR SENT US A LETTER, A SORT OF DECLINE TO SIGN THE LETTER. FOR INFORMATION AND REFRESHING OF MEMORY. THE LETTER REFERRED TO THAT ADVISORY IN NATURE. INANCE AS AND I DON’T SEE REFERENCE TO IT IN YOUR PROPOSED WORK PLANS, SO CAN YOU TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IT IS YOU ARE LOOKING TO DO? IT LOOKS LIKE THE MAYOR IS CONSIDERING THIS WORK PLAN ADVISORY, BUT SHE REFERRED IN HER DECLINE TO SIGN LETTER TO SOME OTHER WORK THAT WAS HAPPENING, THAT INVOLVES RESIDENCE, THAT RESIDENTS ARE UNAWARE OF. ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVES BEING DEVELOPED. SO IT WOULD BE GREAT TO LEARN MORE. THIS IS AN ELDERLY COMMUNITY. THERE IS A LOT OF ANXIETY THAT PEOPLE ARE EXHIBITING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES BECAUSE OF THE HOUSING AND SECURITY THEY ARE EXPERIENCING. >>SO WE HAVE STARTED SOME OF THE PRELIMINARY WORK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT LAND-USE OPTIONS EXIST AND OTHER MECHANISMS TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE. WE HAVE NOT REVIEWED IT WITH THE MAYOR YET. WE ARE PREPARING THAT AS WE SPEAK AND ONCE I KNOW, IN TERMS OF THE DIRECTION SHE WANTS TO GO, I WILL BE HAPPY TO TELL YOU, BUT THE WORK HAS STARTED. STAFF IS WORKING AT WHAT OTHER ISSUES AND THE MAYOR IS CONCERNED ABOUT THAT, AS WELL. I KNOW SOME OF HER STAFF ARE EXPLORING IT, AS WELL. BUT MY OFFICE HAS STARTED LOOKING AT THE SITE ISSUES. WHAT ARE THE GUARDRAILS, WHAT LEVERAGE DO WE HAVE OR DON’T HAVE AND WHAT ARE THE POSSIBILITIES FOR MHA, VERSUS CURRENT LAND ZONING. SO THAT EARLY ANALYSIS IS STARTED, BUT WE HAVE NOT REVIEWED IT WITH THE EXECUTIVE YET. >>AND IS THE PROPOSING OF A NEW ZONING DESIGNATION TO PROTECT THE EXISTING USE, IS THAT AMONG THE OPTIONS — >>WE ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE. WE HAVE VERY PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS, OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS THERE CURRENTLY AND ASKING THE QUESTION, YOU KNOW, CAN YOU PUT THAT IN A WAY TO RESTRICT. I HAVE NO IDEA. THERE IS A LIST OF OPTIONS. >>THE NEXT STEP IS PUBLISHING THE THRESHOLD DETERMINATION IN JUNE. AS YOU GUYS KNOW, THERE ARE LEGAL TIMELINES WITH ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT STEPS AND IF WE DON’T DO THEM, WE RUN UP AGAINST THE MORATORIUM AND WE RUN OUT OF TIME TO TAKE FINAL ACTION, IF WE HAVEN’T TAKEN THE STEPS. SO I AM SHARING WITH YOU THE ANXIETY OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS I MET WITH YESTERDAY. >>I WILL GET BACK TO YOU WITH A TIMELINE. >>THANK YOU. >>COUNCILMEMBER O BRIAN. >>I APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. I KNOW THE INTERVENTION WE DID A FEW MONTHS AGO WAS A GREAT STEP AND I KNOW IT IS A TRICKY ISSUE, BUT THANKS — >>ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? >>I WILL JUST MENTION, YOU GUYS HAVE A LOT OF WORK. YOU HAVE A ROBUST TEAM OVER THERE. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE PASSION AND DEDICATION OF YOUR TEAM, SAM. YOU KNOW, JUST THE SINGLE TOPIC OF STATIONARY PLANNING WITH LIGHT RAIL TO SO MANY NEIGHBORHOODS ALONE COULD KEEP 44 PEOPLE OVERWHELMED AND THE EDI WORK, YOU KNOW, THERE IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY THAT PROVIDES AND YOU HAVE AN AMAZING TEAM THERE, TOO, SO THANK YOU. AND THANK YOU TO YOUR TEAM. I KNOW THEY ARE PROBABLY OVERWORKED, BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE THE DEDICATION. >>THANK YOU. >>NATHAN TORGELSON, DIRECTOR OF THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS. WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO. IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD. >>THANK YOU. >>I JUST WANT TO START OUT — SAM IS A TECHNOLOGY EXPERT, AS WELL. >>OF COURSE. >>DO YOU MIND DRIVING? >>SURE. >>SO JUST REMIND THE COMMITTEE OF SDCI’S PURPOSE AND VALUES. NEXT SLIDE. EVERY DAY WE COME TO WORK AND ADHERE TO THIS PURPOSE AND VALUES. THIS IS SOMETHING REALLY INHERENT TO OUR WORK. NEXT SLIDE. WE HAVE 375 CURRENT EMPLOYEES IN SIX DIVISIONS AND I REALLY WANT TO THANK THE STAFF. STAFF ARE WORKING UNDER UNPRECEDENTED PERMITTING LEVELS AND UNPRECEDENTED CO-COMPLIANCE ISSUES AND DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ARE TALKING TO, WE ARE MAKING DECISIONS TOO QUICKLY OR NOT MAKING DECISIONS NEARLY QUICKLY ENOUGH, OR THERE IS TOO MUCH REGULATION OR NOT ENOUGH REGULATION, SO I THINK STAFF DO A REMARKABLE JOB BALANCING THOSE DEMANDS EVERY DAY ON THE JOB. LIKE MISTER ASSEFA HIGHLIGHTED, WE HAVE A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY IN OUR DEPARTMENT. LOOKING AT THE STATS. NEW HIRES, 50% IDENTIFIED AS PEOPLE OF COLOR AND 52% AS WOMEN. PROMOTIONS, 45% PEOPLE OF COLOR AND 32% WOMEN. AN OVERVIEW OF OUR DEPARTMENT. WE HAVE A BUDGET OF ALMOST $85 MILLION AND AGAIN, A REMINDER THAT 91% OF THAT BUDGET IS FUNDED BY PERMIT AND OTHER REVENUES, NOT GENERAL FUND. WE ISSUED OVER 51,000 PERMITS IN 2018. WE REVIEWED OVER 9800 ENFORCEMENT COMPLAINTS. WE REGISTERED OVER 31,000 RENTAL PROPERTIES, COMPRISED OF 159,000 UNITS. AGAIN, THIS IS A NEW AND IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF OUR WORK. WE RESPONDED TO OVER 1700 TENANT ASSISTANCE INQUIRIES AND THAT RESULTED IN A LOT OF CASES FOR OUR LANDLORD-TENANT UNIT AND OUR RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. SO, WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY. WE REVIEW AND ISSUE PERMITS. WE ARE IMPLEMENTING 17 CITY CODES. WE RUN THE CITY’S DESIGN REVIEW PROGRAM. WE DO INSPECTIONS. WE DO CODE ENFORCEMENT. WE RUN THE TENANT PROTECTION AND RENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM. WE WORK ON A VARIETY OF LAND USE CODE REVISIONS, IN ADDITIONTO THE GREAT WORK THAT OPCD DOES AND WE ARE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY EVERY DAY ENGAGING, ESPECIALLY IN OUR LANDLORD/TENANT UNIT. IN 2018 WE ISSUED ALMOST 700 MASTER USE PERMITS. 6600 BUILDING PERMITS. OVER 20,000 ELECTRICAL PERMITS. LAST YEAR WE PERMITTED IT ABOUT 7800 NET NEW RESIDENTIAL UNITS. JUST AS A COMPARISON, WE ARE A SMALLER CITY THAN OUR CITY TO THE SOUTH, SAN FRANCISCO. AND THEY ARE ISSUING ABOUT 3000 NEW BUILDING UNITS A YEAR, SO WE ARE GOING FASTER ON PRODUCTION AND AS WE KNOW, WE DESPERATELY NEED NEW HOUSING UNITS. >>WE HAVE BEEN AT THIS PACE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. >>CORRECT. WHAT WE DO, AGAIN, OVER 194,000 INSPECTIONS IN 2018. YOU CAN SEE THE BREAKDOWN OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE RESPONDED TO ABOUT 9800 COMPLAINTS IN 2018. EVERYTHING FROM ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION, TO WEEDS, TO VACANT BUILDINGS, WHICH HAS TAKEN ON MORE IMPORTANCE IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, TO TREES. AGAIN, AS COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN REFERRED TO, PERMIT INTAKE ACTUALLY INCREASED FROM 2000 18/2017. THE INTAKE VALUE INCREASED. THE ISSUANCE VALUE IS ACTUALLY DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT. THAT PERMIT COUNT INCLUDES BUILDING PERMITS, MECHANICAL PERMITS AND TENANT IMPROVEMENT PERMITS. HERE IS A GRAPH THAT SHOWS THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL UNITS THAT WE PERMITTED. WE ARE THINKING MOST OF THESE UNITS ARE GETTING BELT, GIVEN THE ROBUST HOUSING MARKET. AGAIN, WE WERE A LITTLE BIT DOWN IN 2018, BUT THE LAST FOUR YEARS ARE THE HIGHEST IN THE CITY’S ISTORY. AND AGAIN, LOOKING AT BUILDING PERMIT INTAKE, THE LAST THREE YEARS, OVER 7000 BUILDING PERMITS COMING IN EVERY YEAR. >>NATHAN, ON THE GRAPH YOU SHOW 8353. THIS MAY BE THE SUM OF BOTH. IS THE DIFFERENCE THE REDLINE THERE, THE DEMOLITIONS OR SOMETHING? >>CORRECT. SO THEN THE TOTAL NUMBER IS 8300, BUT THERE ARE SOME DEMOS AS PART OF THOSE PERMITS. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE NUMBER OF UNITS THAT HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED IS A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL NUMBER OF NEW UNITS. >>A LOT MORE BLUE THAN RED. >>RIGHT. >>PROBABLY 85% OF THAT BLUE IS UNAFFORDABLE. I THINK I SAW A STAT IN THE TIMES RECENTLY, REALTY TRAC, ANALYZED HOUSING PRODUCTION IN THE REGION OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS AND 85% OF IT IS DEFINED AS LUXURY HOUSING. >>YEAH, I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE TERM FOR LUXURY IS, BUT WE KNOW THAT MARKET RATE IN THE CITY IS BEYOND THE REACH OF SO MANY FOLKS. >>THAT IS CORRECT. >>WE ARE PRODUCING MORE AFFORDABLE UNITS THAN EVER, GIVING THE LEVY AMOUNTS. THE MAYOR IS FOCUSED ON THE AFFORDABLE/MIDDLE INCOME RANGE, BUT A LOT OF THE UNITS BEING PRODUCED ARE AT THE HIGHER INCOME LEVELS. >>CAN YOU SPEAK BRIEFLY ABOUT THE PERMIT REVIEW TIMES. >>YES, I WILL GET TO THAT AND EXPLAIN WHAT WE ARE DOING TO ADDRESS THAT. THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION. SO, I REALLY WANT TO THANK THE CITY COUNCIL FOR LAST YEAR, AS PART OF THE BUDGET PROCESS, ADOPTING OUR NEW FEE ORDINANCE. WE DID RAISE AND RESTRUCTURE OUR BUILDING PERMIT AND LAND- USE HOURLY FEES. THIS HELPS SUPPORT TERM LIMITED POSITIONS, SO WE HAVE STAFF ON BOARD TO RESPOND TO THE LEVELS OF PERMITS AND IT ALSO HELPS US FULLY FUND CORE STAFFING RESERVE. SO WHAT ARE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST IS WHEN THE ECONOMY COOLED OFF, BECAUSE OVER 90% OF OUR BUDGET IS FEE DRIVEN, WE ARE IN A POSITION WHERE WE HAVE TO LAY OFF A LOT OF STAFF. THEN WHEN THE ECONOMY COMES ROARING BACK, WHICH IT ALWAYS DOES, WE ARE ALWAYS BEHIND. WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE HIRING PROCESS AND TRAIN STAFF AND WE ARE ALWAYS BEHIND. SO WITH THESE FEE CHANGES, WE WILL BE IN A POSITION IN THE NEXT DOWNTURN WHERE WE DON’T HAVE TO LAY OFF AS MANY STAFF AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO RETAIN CORE STAFFING RESERVE. SO THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE TRAINED AND HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE WILL BE READY WHEN THE ECONOMY COMES ROARING BACK. AGAIN, I WANT TO REALLY THANK COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING US ON THAT. IT IS A HUGE INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE FOR OUR DEPARTMENT. JUST BRIEFLY, FROM 2000-2016, OUR LAND-USE HOURLY BILLING RATE WAS UNCHANGED. WE SLOWLY STARTED TO CHANGE THAT. LAST FALL, COUNSEL, YOU VOTED TO RAISE THAT RATE TO $386 PER HOUR, WHICH FULLY CATCHES US UP TO THE RATE OF INFLATION. AND ON BUILDING PERMIT FEES, WE DID RAISE THE FEES FOR PROJECTS WITH VALUATION OVER $1 MILLION. WE DID NOT TOUCH THOSE PROJECTS UNDER $1 MILLION, RECOGNIZING THE SMALLER BUILDERS. WE ALSO SORT OF RESET THE BUILDING VALUATION DATA TABLE, SO FEES ARE BASED ON THE VALUE OF THE PROJECT. WE HAD NOT COURSE CORRECTED THE VALUES OF PROJECT BASED ON INSTRUCTION COSTS IN THIS REGION, SO THAT WAS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT AS WELL, TO AFFECT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE MARKET IN THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN AREA. >>SO, I WANTED TO RECOGNIZE THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY A YEAR AGO YESTERDAY THAT WE ROLLED OUT OUR NEW PERMITTING SYSTEM. THE PREVIOUS SYSTEM, HANSON, WHICH A LOT OF PEOPLE FORGET WAS OUT OF DATE, UNSUPPORTED AND FAILING DAILY. SO IT WAS CRUCIAL THAT WE MIGRATED TO A NEW SYSTEM. IT DOES ALLOW FOR A CITYWIDE PLATFORM. SDOT AND THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ARE USING THIS PLATFORM AS THEY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND ACCELA WILL RESULT IN BETTER PROCESS EFFICIENCIES, INCREASED COORDINATION AND BETTER AUTOMATION. HOWEVER, WE DID HAVE A ROCKY ROLLOUT THAT NEGATIVELY IMPACTED OUR CUSTOMERS AND ALSO PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK IN SEATTLE AND ARE TRYING TO TRACK PERMITS. WE HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD OVER THE PAST YEAR TO CONTINUE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO ACCELA. I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE HAD. WE HAVE INVESTED OVER $3 MILLION WITH SEATTLE I.T. TO CONTINUE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS. SO WE ARE GETTING THERE, BUT WE ARE GOING TO NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >> WHAT ARE THE TOP LEVEL IMPROVEMENTS THAT YOU FEEL A REALLY IMPORTANT FOR SDCI TO FOCUS ON? >>WE JUST NEED TO MAKE THE PLATFORM MORE CUSTOMER FRIENDLY. I WILL SAY, ADDRESSING COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO’S CONCERNS, WE ARE HIRING ADDITIONAL STAFF. OUR PERMIT LAND-USE TIMES ARE WAY BEHIND. WE HAVE HAD MAJOR RETIREMENTS IN LAND USE THIS YEAR. WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING ADDITIONAL STAFF. WE DO HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL STEPS AS A RESULT OF THE ZONING AUDIT AND THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE CAPTURING THE CORRECT NUMBER OF DOLLARS AS PART OF THAT, SO WE ARE WORKING TO BETTER STREAMLINE THAT PROCESS, AS WELL. AND WE ARE USING CONTINGENT BUDGET AUTHORITY TO HIRE ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR UP TO TWO YEARS AND WE EXTENDED THAT. SO WHEN WE DO HAVE TURNOVER OR PEOPLE RETIRE, THOSE PEOPLE IN THE CONTINGENT BUDGET AUTHORITY POSITIONS ARE WELL POSITIONED TO BE COMPETITIVE FOR THOSE PERMANENT POSITIONS. >>I WOULD JUST LIKE TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A FLAVOR OF WHAT YOU DEFINE AS MAKING ACCELA MORE CUSTOMER FRIENDLY. WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? >>SO, WE HAVE CREATED SHORT VIDEOS ONLINE TO HELP PEOPLE THROUGH THE PROCESS. WE FIND PEOPLE RESPOND MUCH BETTER TO VIDEOS THAN TO INFORMATION ONLINE. WE HAVE A HELP CENTER THAT HELPS PEOPLE GET THROUGH THAT PROCESS. IN THE BEGINNING WHEN THINGS WERE SO COMPLICATED, WE HAD A DIRECT PHONE LINE THAT PEOPLE COULD CALL IN AND GET FEEDBACK, IMMEDIATELY THAT DAY, TO HELP THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS. THERE IS A DROP-DOWN MENU THAT WE JUST ADDED TO ACCELA, SO PEOPLE CAN ZOOM IN ON THE EXACT TYPE OF PERMIT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU — THERE HAVE BEEN A TON OF IMPROVEMENTS. >>I’M LOOKING MORE AT WHAT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE RELATED IMPROVEMENTS ARE, MOVING FORWARD. >>IT IS PRIMARILY HIRING ADDITIONAL STAFF TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES AND SEATTLE I.T. >>WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO REPORT BACK TO THIS COMMITTEE IN TERMS OF PERMIT STATUSES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE? >>I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THAT. >>THANK YOU. >>THE CITY’S DESIGN REVIEW PROGRAM THAT WAS UPDATED IN 2017 AS A REMINDER, THE PRIMARY UST CHANGES WERE TO SIMPLIFY AND RAISE THE THRESHOLDS FOR DESIGN REVIEW AND TO FOCUS THE BOARD ON LARGER, MORE COMPLEX PROJECTS. WE ADDED A REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY COMMUNITY OUTREACH. THAT IS OUR PROCESS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS OVERSEAS AND WE DID INCLUDE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN BOARD MEMBERS. ALL DESIGN BOARD MEMBERS GO THROUGH RCI TRAINING, FOR EXAMPLE. THE EARLY OUTREACH PROCESS AGAIN WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, IT REQUIRES DEVELOPERS TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF PROJECTS COMING UP IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. YOU CAN SEE THAT MAP ON THE POWERPOINT SLIDE. WE HAVE EQUITY AREAS WHERE WE DO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL STEPS FOR THE DEVELOPERS AS FAR AS PROVIDING INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES AND REACHING OUT TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS. >>ARE LISTS OF NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS GIVEN TO DEVELOPERS AS WELL? >>YES, ABSOLUTELY. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>ONE OF THE THINGS WE HEARD IN PUBLIC COMMENT IS THAT THERE IS A PERCEPTION THAT THE EARLY OUTREACH COMPONENT ISN’T FUNCTIONING AS PEOPLE HOPED IT WOULD. THIS WAS THE POSITION OR TESTIMONY OF A SINGLE PERSON, BUT THE FEELING WAS THAT DURING EARLY OUTREACH, IT IS NOT PERCEIVED THAT THERE ARE ACTUALLY CHANGES TO THE PROJECT DURING THAT COMPONENT. SO WHEN DESIGN REVIEW BEGINS ITS WORK, IN THEIR MINDS, ALL OF THOSE ISSUES THAT MAY HAVE COME UP IN DESIGN REVIEW HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED. SO YOU KNOW, ONE OF YOUR BULLETS IS THAT IT ALLOWS DESIGN REVIEW MEETINGS TO FOCUS ON DESIGN, WHICH WAS THE INTENT . BUT I THINK THE PERCEPTION WAS THAT THERE WOULD BE MORE HAPPENING THAT WOULD ACTUALLY AFFECT A PROPOSAL DURING THE EARLY OUTREACH PIECE. >>I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT SDCI AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS WOULD COME BACK TO YOUR COMMITTEE AND TALK MORE ABOUT THAT. THIS WAS I THINK, I DON’T WANT TO SAY EXPERIMENTS, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS COUNSEL THOUGHT WAS WORTH TRYING AS PART OF THE DESIGN REVIEW ADMINISTRATION WHEN YOU AMENDED THE LEGISLATION. WE ARE LEARNING THROUGH THAT PROCESS. I AM SURE THERE ARE EXAMPLES WHERE IT HASN’T BEEN SATISFACTORY TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND OTHER EXAMPLES WHERE PERHAPS IT HAS BEEN HELPFUL. WHEN THE DEVELOPER REACHES OUT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE PROJECT IS STILL VERY CONCEPTUAL. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO TALK TO SOME DEVELOPERS ABOUT HOW THEY SEE THE PROCESS. IS IT HELPING THEM OR DID THEY JUST SEE IT AS A BOX THEY HAD TO CHECK? >>RIGHT, THE TERM WAS USED IN PUBLIC COMMENT. >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >> I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A CONVERSATION. I WOULD JUST NOTE THAT ANECDOTALLY IN CONVERSATIONS MY SENSE IS THE FRUSTRATION IS LESS ABOUT DATES EVEN THE COMMENT TODAY, IS LESS ABOUT THE PROCESS NECESSARILY THEN ABOUT THE OUTCOMES. I THINK THERE IS A CHOICE WE MAKE THAT SAYS THINGS LIKE PARKING ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE SUBJECT TO DESIGN REVIEW. WE SAY YOU CAN BUILD A FOUR STORY APARTMENT BUILDING. THERE ARE NARROW THINGS WE WANT COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON AND I THINK A LOT OF FOLKS ARE FRUSTRATED, THE CONSTRAINTS AT WHICH WE CAN DO THAT. I THINK THAT IS A FAIR POLICY QUESTION. THERE ARE OTHER JURISDICTIONS, SAN FRANCISCO BEING ONE DOING ABOUT A THIRD AS MUCH HOUSING AS WE ARE. IT IS A LONG PROCESS THAT ULTIMATELY RESULTS IN NOT HAPPENING. AND I THINK WE HAVE INTENTIONALLY NOT DONE THAT. SO I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE CONCERNS ARE I AM NOT BEING NOTIFIED OR WHEN I SHOW UP IT IS TOO EARLY IN THE PROCESS, VERSUS I JUST WANT ANOTHER THING BUILT AND THEY AREN’T LISTENING TO ME AND CHANGING IT AND THE CITY IS NOT TELLING THEM TO MAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THAT IS ALL ON THE SPECTRUM. >>I APPRECIATE THAT. SO, LAST YEAR COUNCIL PAST NEIGHBORHOOD PARKING LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE MORE FLEXIBILITY. ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS LEGISLATION AS IT ALLOWS OWNERS OF EXISTING MULTI FAMILY BUILDINGS WHO HAVE UNUSED PARKING, WHICH WE FOUND THERE WERE QUITE A FEW, TO BE ABLE TO LEASE OUT THAT PARKING TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD. THE LEGISLATION ALSO REQUIRES THAT PARKING LEASES ARE SEPARATE FROM THE LEASES FOR HOUSING UNITS, SO WE DO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SEATTLE THAT DON’T OWN CARS. THEY SHOULDN’T NECESSARILY BE PAYING FOR A PARKING SPACE THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO USE. RENTING IN SEATTLE — >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>I JUST REMEMBERED ANOTHER PIECE AROUND THIS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT AND I THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING MORE COMING BACK TO US. THE EXPERIMENT GOING ON UP ON CAPITOL HILL, ABOUT PUBLIC USE OF UNDERUTILIZED BUILDING PARKING. >>CAPITOL HILL HOUSING WAS WORKING ON THAT. WE WILL CHECK ON THAT. >>ALL RIGHT, THANKS. >>SO NEXT, RENTING IN SEATTLE. AGAIN, I REALLY WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBERS FOR CHAMPIONING THIS PROGRAM. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD IN PARTICULAR AND OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS. THE IDEA HERE IS THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED IN TENANTS RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS AND ASSISTING TENANTS, SO LATE LAST YEAR WE LAUNCHED A SORT OF ONE-STOP, DEDICATED WEBSITE FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS AND ESTABLISHED A DEDICATED HELPLINE. SO WE ARE WORKING HARD TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS WEBSITE AND WE ARE SEEING INCREASED TRAFFIC ON THE PHONE LINE AND THE WEBSITE AND I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE. I THINK WE DID A GREAT JOB AND NICE GRAPHICS AND PRETTY EASY TO NAVIGATE, SO A GREAT, NEW TOOL AND THANK YOU TO COUNCILMEMBERS. WE CONTINUE TO DO A LOT OF OUTREACH TO OUR TENANT AND LANDLORD COMMUNITIES. WE DID OVER 30 EVENTS IN 2018 AND WE HAVE OVER 50 PLANNED IN 2019, WHEN THE YEAR WILL BE DONE. WE HAVE A GREAT PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND A JOINT TRAINING CURRICULUM FOR LANDLORDS. WE DO QUARTERLY LANDLORD WORKSHOPS. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE SEATTLE HOUSING AUTHORITY AT THEIR VOUCHER ORIENTATION. AND WE HAVE DONE TARGETED OUTREACH IN VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS, SUCH AS SOUTH PARK AND NEW HOLLY. AND WE HAVE DONE QUITE A BIT OF ADVERTISING ABOUT THIS RESOURCE IN VARIOUS ETHNIC MEDIA PUBLICATIONS IN THE CITY. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO 2019, SOME OF THE LEGISLATION. THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING LEGISLATION THAT O’BRIEN HAS BEEN HELPING CHAMPION I BELIEVE JUST PASSED THROUGH FULL COUNSEL. >>THREE DAYS AGO. >>CONGRATULATIONS. THE VESSEL DEFINITION YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT. WE WILL ALSO BE BRINGING TO YOU SOME ZONING CHANGES FOR SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY AS THEY WANT TO EXPAND. SOME OF THE ISSUES WE ARE WORKING WITH THIS YEAR, WE HAVE AWARDED OUR TENANT OUTREACH GRANTS. THIS WAS MONEY THAT COUNSEL GAVE TO THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS. MHA IMPLEMENTATION. AGAIN, WE ARE WORKING ON THAT. THE PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT. THE VACANT BUILDING MONITORING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION, UNDER COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S LEADERSHIP. TAKING A MORE PROACTIVE ROLE LOOKING AT VACANT BUILDINGS IN SEATTLE. I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT TWO HUGE COMPLEX PROJECTS GOING THROUGH OUR PERMITTING PROCESS. ONE IS OBVIOUSLY THE SEATTLE CENTER ARENA. THE DEMOLITION AND SITE WORK HAS STARTED ON THAT PROJECT FOR THE NHL FACILITY. AND FINALLY, NORTHGATE. IT HAS BEEN UNDER THE RADAR SCREEN, BUT IT WILL RADICALLY CHANGE OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS. LIGHT RAIL OPENING IN 2021. SIMON PROPERTIES IS PROPOSING OVER 1500 UNITS OF HOUSING, WHICH IS SIGNIFICANT. THAT IS WHERE WE WANT HOUSING, NEXT TO THE LIGHT RAIL STATION. AND THEN NHL PRACTICE FACILITY WHICH AT THIS POINT IS PROPOSED TO BE THREE RINKS. THAT WILL BE A GREAT AMENITY IN NORTH SEATTLE. >>ON THE LIGHT RAIL TRAINS IN ADDITION TO THE BIKE RACK, LIKE A HOCKEY GEAR RACK FOR FOLKS GOING TO PRACTICE. >>SO I KNOW — >>I JUST HAD A FEW FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS. WHAT PROACTIVE OUTREACH ARE YOU DOING WITH BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS LIKE THE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES ACROSS THE CITY, WITH REGARDS TO PROACTIVE OUTREACH FOR STUDENTS OR YOUNG PEOPLE MOVING TO SEATTLE? TALK ABOUT THE RENTING TOOL. >>THAT IS AN EXCELLENT QUESTION. I WILL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT, WHAT OUTREACH WE ARE DOING FOR STUDENTS. I KNOW WE HAVE GET ENGAGED MEMBERS ON OUR VARIOUS BOARDS. I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE ON OUR DESIGN REVIEW BOARD. AS FAR AS OUTREACH TO STUDENTS AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, I DON’T KNOW. I WILL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT. >>IF YOU ARE REFERRING SPECIFICALLY TO THE RENTING PIECE AND LETTING FOLKS KNOW WHAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE, I KNOW THE FACT THAT ONE OF OUR UNIVERSITIES HAS A PROGRAM CERTAINLY ISN’T SUFFICIENT, BUT I NO ONE IN PARTICULAR. THERE IS A PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE PEOPLE BECOMING NEW TENANTS KNOW WHAT THEIR RIGHTS ARE. AGAIN, THIS IS REALLY, AS YOU SAY, IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW TENANTS TO HAVE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING THEY ARE ATTENDING. >>GREAT QUESTION. >>SO AS FOLLOW-UP, JUST GIVEN SOME OF THE DELAYS, THE BACKLOG OF PERMITS, DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT YOU CAN REPORT BACK TO THE COMMITTEE — >>YES, WE ARE INVOLVED IN A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE ABOUT THIS. IT IS SOMETHING OF GREAT INTEREST TO THE AFFORDABLE /MIDDLE INCOME ADVISORY COMMITTEE RIGHT NOW, SO WE ARE WORKING HARD ON THAT. I WILL BE HAPPY TO REPORT BACK TO THIS COMMITTEE. >>ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT WORK PLAN, BEFORE I THINK YOU WILL MOVE INTO ANOTHER DISCUSSION, BUT JUST ANOTHER WORK PLAN RELATED DISCUSSION. IN 2018, AFTER RECEIVING A SIMILAR BRIEFING, BEFORE THE PLUS COMMITTEE, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING OUR ALTERNATE, WROTE TO MAYOR DURKAN ABOUT OUR CONCERN THAT A REALLY HIGH PRIORITY ISSUE WAS NOT CALLED OUT ON SDCI’S WORK PLAN AND THAT IS IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO UNREINFORCED MASONRY. SO I WANTED TO BRING THAT UP AGAIN. THERE ARE 77 BUILDINGS WITH A CRITICAL VULNERABILITY. THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE TO STAGE OUR RESPONSES BY FOCUSING FIRST ON THOSE 77 BUILDINGS, WHICH MEANS WE CAN’T GET TO THE OTHER 200 OR SO BUILDINGS THAT ARE LESS VULNERABLE, UNTIL WE START MOVING ON THOSE. IT IS ESTIMATED TO GET THROUGH THE LIST OF BUILDINGS BETWEEN SEVEN AND 13 YEARS, BUT WE CAN’T GET TO A SEVEN YEAR TIMEFRAME UNTIL WE STARTED. >>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, FOR BRINGING UP UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDINGS. A REALLY COMPLEX ISSUE AND REALLY THE ONE ISSUE THAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT. IF YOU RECALL LAST YEAR, THE CITY HIRED THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, WHICH IS A NATIONAL NONPROFIT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION, TO COME UP WITH A FINANCING STRATEGY FOR HOW TO ADDRESS THESE BUILDINGS IN SEATTLE. WE ARE JUST COMPLETING THAT REPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD, HOPEFULLY, TO COMING BACK TO COUNCIL SOON WITH THE RESULTS OF THAT ANALYSIS. >>SO IT IS A WORKPLAN ITEM — >>CORRECT. THANK YOU. >>I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AS WE TRANSITION TO SAY, FOR ALL THOSE IMPACTED, AS WELL AS WE LEARNED ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS A FORMER STAFF MEMBER AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF YOUR DEPARTMENT. WHILE I KNOW WE HAVE LIMITED INFORMATION AT THIS POINT, I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A MOMENT TO SPEAK TO THE ROLE THAT SDCI PLAYED IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE INCIDENT. >>THANK YOU. SO I JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE THAT ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS THE FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. HE WORKED FOR THE CITY FOR 31 YEARS. IS SURVIVED BY THREE DAUGHTERS. I AM IN CONTACT WITH THE FAMILY. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEMORIAL SERVICE IS. HE WAS ALSO OUR MEDIA SPOKESPERSON. IT IS JUST A TRAGIC IRONY. BOTH THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE OFFICE OF INSPECTIONS IS REALLY GRIEVING THROUGH THIS LOSS. >>WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CERTIFYING AND INSPECTING THE TOWER CRANES? IS THAT SDCI OR A DIFFERENT ENTITY? >>UNDER STATE LAW, STATE LABOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TOWER CRANES. THEY HAVE A RIGOROUS PROCESS FOR CERTIFYING THE CRANES AND THE SETUP AND REMOVAL OF THOSE CRANES. >>SO, SDCI HAS NO REGULATORY AUTHORITY UNDER THE CURRENT POLICY CONSTRUCT THAT EXISTS? >>THAT IS CORRECT. >>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED IS WE MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS, ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT STATE LAW REQUIRES. ONE THING THAT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED IS WE COULD HAVE OUR OWN REGULATION THAT COULD REQUIRE THAT A TECHNICIAN ACCOMPANY THE WORKER WHO IS TAKING APART THE CRANE. THERE HAS BEEN SPECULATION THAT THE PINS WERE POLLED, GOING UP INSTEAD OF COMING DOWN AT THE END, IN ORDER TO SAVE TIME. BUT THERE IS A RIGHT WAY TO DO IT AND A WRONG WAY TO DO IT AND HAVING A TECHNICIAN ACCOMPANY THE WORKER TO MAKE SURE IT IS BEING DONE THE CORRECT WAY IS ONE THING THAT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED. ANOTHER HAS BEEN SUGGESTED, THAT WE COULD POTENTIALLY REQUIRE A SEATTLE ORDINANCE, THAT THERE BE A FLAGGER ON THE STREET WHEN THE CRANE IS BEING TAKEN APART ITSELF. IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO OR IS IT SOMEHOW PREEMPTED? >>SO, I DON’T WANT TO SPECULATE ON WHAT HAPPENED ON SITE. I THINK WE NEED TO WAIT FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF STATE LABOR AND INDUSTRIES. I WOULD RECOMMEND FINDING OUT WHAT HAPPENED THERE, BEFORE THE CITY LOOKS AT ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS. I DON’T KNOW IF WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY OR NOT. >>I THINK THAT IS GOOD ADVICE. WE SHOULD FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED, BEFORE TRYING TO MAKE ANY SORT OF REGULATORY CORRECTION HERE. I WAS MORE GIVING THAT AS AN EXAMPLE, TO SEE IF WE HAD THE AUTHORITY OR NOT, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT INTERNALLY, TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE AREA IS PREEMPTED. >>THANK YOU. >>AGAIN, OUR CONDOLENCES GO TO THE FAMILY AND THOSE IMPACTED. >>THANK YOU. >>AS WELL AS THE WORKERS. WE HAVE LABOR REPRESENTED HERE IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY. THEY LOST A NUMBER OF FOLKS AND IT IS DEFINITELY VERY TRAGIC. >>I JUST WANTED TO STRESS THAT I HAVE BEEN OUT TO THE SITE. ONE OF OUR SENIOR BUILDING INSPECTORS HAS BEEN OUT THERE. ONE OF OUR LEAD STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS HAS BEEN OUT TO THE SITE. WE WILL BEGIN WORKING VERY CAREFULLY WITH THE ENGINEER OF RECORD AND THE BUILDING OWNER, DEVELOPER AND CONTRACTOR, ON THE PATH FORWARD. THEY WILL NEED SEVERAL PERMITS FROM OUR DEPARTMENT. >>THANK YOU. >>OUR FINAL ITEM OF BUSINESS TODAY IS THE 2018 RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE FOR BOTH OPCD AND SDCI. >>AGENDA ITEM 4, OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS 2018 RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE REPORT. >>DIRECTOR TORGELSON AND STAFF. >>AND WE HAVE ADDITIONAL STAFF COMING UP AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. COULD YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES AND KICK US OFF. >>HELLO. MY NAME IS IAN DAPIAOEN, WITH THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. >>I AM JARED BIGELOW WITH SDCI. >>GREAT, WELL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE AGAIN. WE WILL GIVE YOU SORT OF AN OVERVIEW OF OUR COLLABORATION AND WHERE WE ARE WITH OUR TEAM. JUST TO NOTE, BOTH SDCI AND OPCD CONSISTENTLY COLLABORATE TO ADVANCE RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND NATHAN AND I WORK CLOSELY, AS WELL AS OUR STAFF. SO WE WILL GIVE YOU SORT OF A GENERAL UPDATE WHERE WE ARE. BEFORE WE DO THAT, I WANT TO SAY ON BEHALF OF SDCI AND OPCD THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ACTIVELY RECOGNIZE THAT WE LIVE AND ENJOY A LAND THAT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE LIVED HERE BEFORE US FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND CONTINUE TO DO, ESPECIALLY THE CURRENT AND TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES OF THE COAST SALISH. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR US WITH CITY LAND POLICY THAT WE KNOW THE PAST IN ORDER TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE AND WE HAVE BEEN MAKING A LOT OF EFFORT IN THAT AREA. THE STARTING POINT FOR US IS TO RECOGNIZE THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED HERE BEFORE. AS WE TALKED THROUGH THIS, WE WILL SHOW YOU EXAMPLES OF HOW WE ARE OPERATIONALIZING THAT THOUGHT. AN IDEA, WHERE IT BECOMES A VERY EFFECTIVE ACT BY OUR DEPARTMENTS. SO, WITH THAT — >>I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE OBVIOUSLY USED TO BE THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE TWO DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS, BUT WE HAVE DECIDED TO KEEP A JOINT CHANGE TEAM, WHICH I THINK HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE. WE WORK TOGETHER EVERY DAY IS TWO DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS AND IT MADE SENSE TO US TO KEEP ONE CHANGE TEAM. WE DO A LOT OF THE CURRENT PLANNING AND OPCD DOES A LOT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION DEVELOPMENT. SO COUNCILMEMBERS, I KNOW YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH OUR HOME FARES. FOCUSING ON 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS, WE HAD A SOUTH SEATTLE HOME FAIR. ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THE ATTENDEES WERE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WE HAD 150+ ATTENDEES. I KNOW I AM JUMPING INTO 2019 AND THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PART OF MY PRESENTATION NEXT YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR WE EXPANDED. WE HAD A HOME FAIR IN SOUTH SEATTLE AND ONE IN NORTH SEATTLE. COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, I WANT TO THANK YOU. I KNOW YOU WERE ABLE TO ATTEND THE HOME FAIR IN YOUR DISTRICT AND I KNOW STAFF AND THE PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED REALLY APPRECIATED HAVING YOU THERE. >>THANK YOU, I APPRECIATED BEING THERE. I WAS BLOWN AWAY AT THE ATTENDANCE AT THE FAIR AND I CAN TELL THAT YOU GUYS HAVE COMMITTED TO DOING THIS WORK AND, YOU KNOW, IT WAS A WINTER WEEKEND, BUT IT WAS A SUNNY DAY AND THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF FOLKS WHO CAME IN, PACKED INTO THE COMMUNITY CENTER. ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION BEING SHARED AND IT IS A GREAT FACE OF THE CITY TO THE COMMUNITY, SO THANKS FOR THAT. >>FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLE WATCHING ON TV, AT THE HOME FAIR THERE ARE SDCI STAFF, BUT ALSO STAFF FROM OTHER AGENCIES WITHIN THE CITY AND OUTSIDE THE CITY. IT IS A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT WHERE HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS CAN TALK TO STAFF AND WE ALSO HAVE PRESENTATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE LANDSLIDE AWARENESS, EARTHQUAKE RETROFITTING YOUR HOME, AND VARIOUS TOPICS LIKE THAT. WE PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO IT, BUT I THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT SERVICE WE PROVIDE TO THE COMMUNITY. ALSO AS I MENTIONED IN MY PREVIOUS PRESENTATION, WE CONTINUE TO DO MORE AND MORE TENANT OUTREACH TO VARIOUS TENANT GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL TENANTS AND THAT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR WORK. >>AND OPCD ALSO CONTINUES TO ADVANCE ISSUES IN COMMUNITY PLANNING AND EACH OF THE AREAS. IMAGINE GREATER DOWNTOWN, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THAT. IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS WE MADE EXTRA EFFORT TO GET THE VOICES OF PEOPLE OF COLOR, WHO DON’T NORMALLY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN COME TO DOWNTOWN, TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE NEED TO DO AS WE PLAN FOR THE DOWNTOWN. HOW TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HEARD ALREADY THROUGH THAT PROCESS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE TO COME TO DOWNTOWN. WE REACHED OUT TO INDIGENOUS GOUPS TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THEIR PERSPECTIVE AND HOW THAT COULD HELP THEM INFORM THE FUTURE. THE WATERFRONT PLANNING AND A LOT OF THE FOCUS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA, TO BE AFFECTED BY THAT KIND OF ENGAGEMENT. WE CONTINUE TO DO THAT AND INCREASE OUR EFFORTS, INCLUDING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS. CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH A MAJOR TRANSFORMATION TO ADVANCE AND IMPROVE OUR ENGAGEMENT, ESPECIALLY OUTREACH TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T NORMALLY ENGAGE. >>FOR THE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, WE ASSEMBLED A 15 MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD TO HELP DETERMINE CRITERIA FOR PROJECTS RECEIVING EDI FUNDING. THEY WILL ALSO HELP US REVIEW STORIES THAT WILL BE IN THE EDI MONITORING REPORT. WE HAD TWO GREAT EVENTS LAST YEAR. AND EDI MINICONFERENCE AT THE SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL AND A CONVENING EVENT IN NOVEMBER. ANOTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT, OUR INDIGENOUS SEATTLE INITIATIVE, THIS WAS CREATED EARLY LAST YEAR TO EDUCATE OUR DEPARTMENT AND COMMUNITIES ABOUT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, THEIR CULTURE, HISTORY AND HOW THEY CAN INFLUENCE OUR WORK IN A MEANINGFUL WAY. WE HAD FOUR TRAININGS, EVENTS LAST YEAR, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN. IN ADDITION, IN THE OFFICE WE HAVE AN INDIGENOUS SEATTLE INTERN BY THE NAME OF ON OLIVER, WHO HAS BEEN EXCELLENT. HE ORGANIZED THE CONVERSATION CIRCLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BETWEEN OPCD AND FIRST NATIONS AND HE COWROTE THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT SAM READ EARLIER. >>SO, ONE OF THE PROGRAMS WE STARTED A COUPLE YEARS AGO AT OPCD, THIS URBAN INNOVATION SPEAKER SERIES. WE HOLD ABOUT THREE EVENTS A YEAR AROUND TOPICAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT SEATTLEITES. IN 2018 WE FOCUSED THE THEMES AROUND RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES IN THE ROLE OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND POLICIES OF LAND-USE AND HOW THAT AFFECTS PEOPLE OF COLOR. LAST FEBRUARY, WE LAUNCHED THE CENTRAL VISION. IT IS A DOCUMENTARY IN THE CENTRAL AREA THAT WE WORKED WITH LOCAL ARTISTS AND LOCAL ACTIVISTS AND WE FUNDED THE PROGRAM TO HAVE THEM TELL THEIR STORIES ABOUT THE IMPACTS THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS GOING THROUGH AS A RESULT OF DISPLACEMENT RISKS. IN MAY, WE HELD AN EVENT, EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT FOCUSED. WE BROUGHT SPEAKERS FROM OUTSIDE THE CITY, FROM OTHER CITIES, AS WELL AS LOCAL. WE HELD IT AT THE ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY OF SEATTLE. WE STARTED TAKING THE URBAN INNOVATION SPEAKER SERIES TO NEIGHBORHOODS, AS WELL. AND LAST DECEMBER WE HELD A COLOR OF LAW. IT IS A SEMINAL BOOK HE RECENTLY WROTE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ZONING AND ITS IMPACT ON HOW RACE-BASED IT IS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. SEATTLE IS ONE OF THEM. IT WAS A VERY INFORMATIVE DISCUSSION. OTHER PANELISTS, AS WELL. AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR STAFF TO READ IT AS WELL, INTERNALLY. IT IS HELPING US INFORM OUR WORK, IN TERMS OF THE HISTORY OF IT AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO MITIGATE THAT AS WE ARE CRAFTING POLICIES AS CITY DEPARTMENTS. THE SPEAKER SERIES WILL CONTINUE THIS YEAR. I AM ENCOURAGING NATHAN TO CEATE ONE LIKE THAT AT SDCI. WE COMPETE, OFTEN. >>BUT WE ARE UP HERE TOGETHER. IT SOUNDS LIKE SIBLINGS. >>TWINS. >>I DO GET YOU GUYS MIXED UP A LOT. >>AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, LATE LAST YEAR, OUR RENTING IN SEATTLE WEBSITE WENT LIVE. INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE IS AVAILABLE IN 13 LANGUAGES. WE ALSO INCLUDED VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION AS PART OF THAT WEBSITE. AND WE HAVE A CENTRAL PHONE NUMBER AND WE ARE GETTING ABOUT 100 CALLS PER MONTH. I AM EXPECTING AS WE GET THE WORD OUT, THAT NUMBER WILL PICK UP SIGNIFICANTLY. >>SO, FOR 2018, SDCI FOCUSED ON INTERNAL TRAINING TO REBUILD OUR RSJI COMMITMENT. WE STARTED OUT WITH GETTING ABOUT 75% OF OUR EXECUTIVE, STRATEGIC ADVISOR AND MANAGEMENT TEAMS INTO A MORE COMPREHENSIVE IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING. ADDITIONALLY, WE REVAMPED OUR HIRING PROCESS. NOW WE ALLOW POTENTIAL CANDIDATES TO HAVE ACCESS TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 15 MINUTES BEFORE, WHICH WE FOUND IS A BIG HELP TO APPLICANTS THAT DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH AS THEIR FIRST LANGUAGE. ADDITIONALLY, WE REQUIRE FEWER COVER LETTERS FOR CERTAIN POSITIONS, WHICH IS ALSO A BARRIER FOR ACCESS. FINALLY, WE ARE WITHHOLDING THE NAMES AND RESUMES PRIOR TO THE START OF THE INTERVIEWS FOR CERTAIN POSITIONS, WHICH HAS ALSO HELPED REDUCE THE BIAS IN THE HIRING PROCESS. FINALLY, WE HAVE THE CENTRAL VISION SHOWINGS. WE DID THE ONE SHOWING BACK IN FEBRUARY WITH OPCD AND THEN WE HAD FOUR INTERNAL STAFF SHOWINGS IN OCTOBER, 2018. WE KIND OF GOT OUR STAFF THINKING ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE WORK. >>I APPRECIATE THE RANGE OF THINGS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE AND THE SPECIFIC ONE ABOUT ALLOWING INTERVIEWEES TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE QUESTIONS 15 MINUTES BEFORE IS SOMETHING MY OFFICE RECENTLY DID. SOMEONE PICKED IT UP FROM SOMEONE ELSE DOING IT IN THE CITY. LIKE A LOT OF THINGS, WHEN WE FOCUS ON HOW TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS EQUAL ACCESS, AND MAKES THE PROCESS BETTER FOR EVERYONE. >>WE HAVE HEARD POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT IT. >>IT IS GREAT TO HEAR THAT AND I AM HAPPY TO HAVE STOLEN IT FROM SOMEONE IN THE CITY. >>US, TOO. >>THANKS. >>NATHAN. >>DESIGN REVIEW BOARDS. >>AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, DESIGN REVIEW BOARDS ARE GOING THROUGH RSJI TRAINING, ESPECIALLY AS NEW BOARD MEMBERS COME ON. SAM WILL REFER TO — SAM’S DEPARTMENT OVERSEES THE DESIGN COMMISSION, THE ADVISORY BOARD, AND OF COURSE THE DAWN REVIEW BOARDS ARE ALL GOING THROUGH THAT TRAINING. >>LIKE WILL THE NORTHEAST REVIEW BOARD GO THROUGH IT TOGETHER OR IS IT MORE THAT AS A CITY THERE ARE TRAINING AND THE EXPECTATION IS THAT — >>JARED CAN CORRECT ME, BUT I THINK WE HAVE MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES AND BOARD MEMBERS GO TO THE ONES THEY CAN GO TO. SO YOU WOULD HAVE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD MEMBERS FROM NORTHEAST AND WEST SEATTLE GOING TO THE SAME TRAINING, FOR EXAMPLE. >>AND THEN BOTH DESIGN COMMISSION AND PLANNING DIRECTOR STAFF, WORKING WITH THEIR COMMISSIONS ON SPECIFIC TRAININGS FOR COMMISSIONERS THEMSELVES, AS WELL. AND WE HAVE BEEN COLLABORATING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SPACE PROGRAM. PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. WE DID A LAND-USE 101 URBAN PLANNING AS SETTLER COLONIALISM TRAINING. IN INVOLVED THE UW MASTER PLANNING PROGRAM AS PART OF THAT TRAINING. >>ONE MORE PIECE THERE THAT I DIDN’T MENTION IS THAT THE PROGRAM DOES ALLOW LANDLORDS TO HIRE PRIVATE INSPECTORS AND THOSE PRIVATE INSPECTORS ALSO GO THROUGH THE RSJI TRAINING. >>DIRECTOR TORGELSON JUMPED BACK TO THE BULLET I WAS GOING TO RETURN TO, SO I AM TAKEN CARE OF. I AM CURIOUS, THOUGH. WHAT IS THE SPLIT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW ON THE PROGRAM BETWEEN LANDLORDS USING PRIVATE INSPECTORS VERSUS YOURS? >>I DON’T KNOW, BUT I WILL GET THAT INFORMATION TO YOU. >>IN TERMS OF WORKFORCE EQUITY, WE HAD THE SEATTLE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM AS IN YEARS PAST. LAST YEAR WE HAD FOUR PEOPLE JOIN US. THREE YOUNG MEN AND ONE WOMAN OF COLOR. THEY SPENT TIME GOING THROUGH DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS, WITHIN OUR WORK GROUP IN OUR DEPARTMENT, EXCUSE ME, SING THE FULL SCOPE OF WHAT WE DO. THEY WENT WITH THE INSPECTION TEAM, REVIEW TEAMS, WITH THE COMMUNICATION TEAM. AT THE END OF THAT THEY DID PRODUCE A VIDEO CAPSTONE PROJECT, WHICH ALLOWED THEM TO GET VIDEO EDITING SKILLS AS WELL. ADDITIONALLY WE EXPANDED THE JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM FOR SDCI EMPLOYEES. THIS ALLOWS EMPLOYEES TO SIT WITH SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS FOR TWO OPPORTUNITIES OF UP TO EIGHT HOURS OF PEACE, SO THEY COULD SEE THE SORTS OF JOBS THEY WOULD LIKE TO ADVANCE IN. >>SO BOTH OF OUR DEPARTMENTS ARE ENGAGED IN RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKITS. BUT THE OPCD AND SDCI ARE GOING TO HIGHLIGHT ONE OF THOSE TOOLKITS IN THE NEXT SLIDES. SO WE ARE UNDERTAKING A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATION PLAN WITH A RSJI FILTER AND WE ARE PROVIDING TRAINING FOR WORKGROUPS THAT DON’T NECESSARILY INTERACT WITH PEOPLE OF COLOR. WE ARE TALKING TO HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY CAN BETTER ACCESS OUR DEPARTMENT, PROVIDING MORE MATERIALS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. YOU KNOW, IN 2017 AND 2018 WE DID HAVE UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE SOME OF OUR INSPECTORS WENT OUT INTO THE FIELD AND THERE WERE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE GROUPS WHO THOUGHT OUR EMPLOYEES WERE FROM THE INS, SO WE MADE UP CARDS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES TO GIVE TO THOSE POPULATIONS, SAYING WE ARE FROM THE CITY OF SEATTLE, HERE TO HELP YOU WITH TENANT ISSUES. SO WE EXPERIENCE THOSE TYPES OF ISSUES WHEN WE ARE OUT IN THE FIELD. >>SIMILARLY WITH OPCD THIS YEAR. IT ACTUALLY STARTED LAST YEAR. WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON THREE RACIAL TOOLKIT AREAS. ONE IN CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT, IN COLLABORATION WITH OCR AND DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS, AS PART OF THE ST3 SCOPING AND PLANNING WORK. AND IMAGINE GREATER DOWNTOWN, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER. ALSO USING OUR ET FOR THAT PROJECT. >>NEXT SLIDE. >>I’M SORRY? >>YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.>>SO, IMAGINE GREATER DOWNTOWN, AS I MENTIONED. WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE SPECIFICS. WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSING A LOT ABOUT THE PUBLIC REALM IN THE DOWNTOWN AND HOW IT IS USED. FOR THAT, THE EQUITY OUTCOMES ARE AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT IN OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT. WE HAVE HEARD A LOT OF RESPONSES FROM MULTIPLE GROUPS WHO FELT WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE, IN TERMS FOR THEM TO BE COMFORTABLE IN COMING TO DOWNTOWN, SO WE COULD TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION AS PART OF OUR SORT OF POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS. >>ALL RIGHT, FOR SDCI, THE MAIN THING WE ARE LOOKING AT FOR 2019 IS TO INITIATE THE STAFF TRAINING PLAN THAT WE DEVELOPED IN 2017 AND HAD APPROVED IN 2018. THIS FOCUSES ON OUR CHANGE TEAM MEMBERS. JUST MAKING SURE WE GET MORE TRAINING IN IMPLICIT BIAS, THINGS LIKE THAT. ADDITIONALLY WE LOOKED AT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF REQUIRED RSJI COURSES FOR ALL STAFF. WE ARE PLANNING ON ROLLING OUT A WORKSHOP WHICH IS BASICALLY WORK GROUP WORKSHOPS TO LOOK AT RSJI ISSUES ON A SMALLER SCHEDULE THAN WOULD REQUIRE THE TOOLKIT. AND FINALLY WE ARE LOOKING AT UPDATING OUR COMBINED CHANGE TEAM CHARTER TO BETTER REFLECT THE SCOPE OF THE WORK WE ARE TRYING TO DO NOW, AS WELL AS BETTER TO FIND COMMITMENTS FROM STAFF THAT WE REQUIRE. >>FOR OPCD, JUST STRENGTHENING OUR PRACTICES AND TEAMBUILDING. I THINK WORKING OUR PLAN AND PLANNING OUR WORK. PUTTING EVERYTHING INTO PRACTICE IS IMPORTANT. TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR INDIGENOUS INTERN. AND WE HOPE TO TAKE A FIELD TRIP TO THE REDLINING EXHIBIT, SO WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. >>THAT CONCLUDES OUR UPDATE. >>THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING THAT UPDATE ON VERY IMPORTANT WORK. AND THANK YOU, MY COLLEAGUES, FOR BEING GREAT ALLIES IN THIS WORK. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE HOW YOU STARTED OFF WITH HOW WE DESIGN OUR CITY HAS A HUGE IMPACT AND HOW WE DESIGNED THE CITY OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON WHO BENEFITS AND WHO HAS CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE IN THE CITY AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAMS DO ON A DAY IN DAY OUT BASIS. WE HAVE ADDED A WHOLE HOST OF THINGS THAT YOUR DEPARTMENTS COVER. BUT IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT WORK AND IT IS GREAT TO SEE THE COMMITMENT. I REALLY WANT TO LIFT THAT UP AND THANKS TO YOUR TEAM MEMBERS FOR DOING THAT. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AS WELL, ON THESE ISSUES. >>THIS CONCLUDES OUR MAY 1, 2019 MEETING OF THE PLANNING, LAND USE, AND ZONING COMMITTEE. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MAY 13 STARTING AT 9:30 IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS. THANK YOU ALL FOR ATTENDING. WE ARE ADJOURNED.

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