Articles, Blog

Seattle City Council Public Assets & Native Communities Committee 2/6/20

February 7, 2020


>>>HEALTHY PEOPLE. OKAY. LET’S DO A CALL TO ORDER HERE. GOOD AFTERNOON. THIS IS A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PUBLIC ASSETS AND NATIVE COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE. THE DATE IS FEBRUARY 6. THE TIME IS 10:04 JOINED BY COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD — I WAS GOING TO COMBINE MOSQUEDA AND GONZALEZ, AND SAY MOSQGALEZ [ LAUGHTER ]. WE HAVE A PRETTY AMBITIOUS SCHEDULE, BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS WE ARE GOING TO LIMITED OUR PRESENTATIONS TO 15 MINUTES PER PRESENTATION. I WANT TO WELCOME A NEW CHAPTER AND OUR NEWEST COMMITTEE MEMBERS HERE, COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN AND COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING COMMITTEE, JUST SO YOU KNOW. THIS COMMITTEE MEETS ON THE FIRST TUESDAY AT 2:00 P.M. OTHERWISE, WE HOLD ADDITIONAL SPECIAL MEETINGS, LIKE THIS ONE. THIS COMMITTEE IS STRUCTURED TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT, DELIBERATE, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS RELATING TO PARKS, COMMUNITY CENTERS, PUBLIC GROUNDS, PARKS AND RECREATION, THE WOODLAND PARK ZOO, THE SEATTLE AQUARIUM, THE SEATTLE CENTER, THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM, OFFICE OF THE WATERFRONT, AND MANY OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE, AND MAJOR, PROJECTS WE WORK ON. WE ALSO WORK ON NATIVE AMERICAN ISSUES, INCLUDING HOUSING AFFORDABILITY, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, SERVICES FOR YOUTH, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, ART, HISTORICAL PRESERVATION. OUR CLERK WILL AID IN PARKING AND POLICY MANAGEMENT. SHE HAS PROVIDED INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL TO EACH OF YOU TO START OF THE YEAR LET’S SEE. THE PACKET INCLUDES TWO THINGS HERE. THE FIRST ONE IS THE COMMITTEE SCEDULE AND LEGISLATIVE DEADLINES. THAT’S THE LIGHT-COLORED DOCUMENT. THE SECOND ONE IS, I HAVE LABELED, 2 AND 2B, THE SEATTLE GOVERNANCE AND FUNDING CHART. I WHAT ASK YOU TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE FUNDING CHART. WE HAVE A HANDY-DANDY CHART FOR THE $162 MILLION PARKS AND RECREATION BUDGET. IT’S A COMBINATION FROM THE SEATTLE PARKS DISTRICT FUNDS. THE CITY OF SEATTLE FUNDS, $206 MILLION. ANNE STATE, AND KING COUNTY FUNDS, WHICH COMES OUT TO ABOUT 2.3. AS YOU ALL KNOW, AS MEMBERS OF SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL, YOU ALSO SIT ON THE PARK AND DISTRICT FUNDS, ALSO KNOWN AS THE METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICT BOARD, WHICH WE ARE GETTING READY FOR OUR SIX YOUR PLAN. WE WILL BE PULLING EVERYTHING TOGETHER, PROBABLY IN OCTOBER 2020. TODAY, WE WILL HEAR FROM STAKEHOLDERS ON UPCOMING PROJECTS. WE HAVE FIVE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEWS, AND A LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2020 WORKPLAN FOR THE FIRST. THIS IS AN AMBITIOUS SCHEDULE FOR TODAY, STARTING WITH FIRST, SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION. WE WILL HAVE OFFICE OF THE WATERFRONT, AND CIVIC PROJECTS, SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, THE SEATTLE CENTER, AND THE FIFTH ITEM IS GOING TO BE INTRODUCIONS OF OVERVIEW FROM THE SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, A LOCAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER. THEY ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RESEARCHERS BEHIND THE MISSING INDIGENOUS MURDERED WOMEN. LAST SEPTEMBER, THE CITY PASSED A RESOLUTION DEDICATED TO ADDRESS THIS SUBJECT. THIS WAS FOLLOWED UP BY CITY BUDGET, BY CONTRACT WORK, ONE FTE BY THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, DATA DIVISION FOR THE MISSING, MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS CASEWORK. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE ABOUT THAT FROM EVERYONE INVOLVED. I SHOULD ADD, BEFORE WE ACTUALLY SUM UP, I UNDERSTAND MISTER LUCERO IS RUNNING A LITTLE LATE. I WANTED TO WAIT UNTIL SHE GOT HERE TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT. WE ARE VERY PROUD. THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS HAS BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 65 YEARS. EVERY YEAR, WE MEET IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WE ALSO GO BACK TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO MEET WITH OUR LOBBYISTS FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE, WHICH IS GREAT. WE ALSO MEET WITH NOT ONLY OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, BUT OUR SENATORS, EVERYONE. THIS YEAR, I’M HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS WILL BE INTRODUCING ABIGAIL ECHO-HAWK AND RECEIVING ONE OF THE HIGHEST AWARDS YOU CAN GET AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN FOR PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES, ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. EVERY YEAR, SENATOR MURRAY AND SENATOR CANTWELL SIT WITH US TO DO THE INTRODUCTIONS. ROSTER, WE HAVE SENATOR WARREN, AND SENATOR DEB HAALAND WITH US, CONGRESSWOMAN SCHEIER. WE WILL HAVE ALL OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AGAIN. THIS IS A WONDERFUL AWARD. WITH THAT, PUBLIC COMMENT? WE HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY. PUBLIC COMMENT IS CLOSED. FIRST PEOPLE UP, WE HAVE SEATTLE PARKS AND REC. THAT’S YOU, JESUS. IS IT JUST YOU? >>JUST ME. >>YOU AND A POWERPOINT. >>ITEM 1, SEATTLE PARKS AND REC. >>I WENT INTO YOUR TERRITORY. >>SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO REVIEW AND 2020 WORKPLAN. >>OKAY. SORRY. ONE JOB TO DO. I WANT TO DO IT. JESUS, HAPPY NEW YEAR. >>HAPPY NEW YEAR. THANK YOU. >>WE ARE EXCITED BECAUSE WE GOT OUR SIX YEAR PLANNING THING COMING UP. >>IT IS A GOOD YEAR. LOTS OF COMMUNICATING WITH STAKEHOLDERS. >>I WILL LET YOU GO THROUGH YOUR PRESENTATION. WHAT I DO WITH MY COMMITTEE MEETINGS, PARTICULARLY WITH THIS ONE TODAY, IS IF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE A QUESTION JUST FEEL FREE TO PUT THEM TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, NO NEED TO LOOK TO ME AND RAISE YOUR HAND. I THINK YOU KNOW HOW THIS WORKS. JESUS IS GOOD ABOUT PAGE NUMBERS AND POWER POINTS. I WILL LET YOU TAKE IT AWAY. >>WE DID PASS OUT SOME GOOD PARAPHERNALIA FOR YOU. IT’S A PARKS WRECK 101 OF WHAT WE DO, WHO WE ARE. THE OTHER IS ONE OF OUR REPORTS ON THE PARK DISTRICT PLANNING THAT WE DO ON A REGULAR BASIS. WE ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE MORE IF YOU NEED MORE. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE NEW ITEMS ON THE COUNCIL. THIS IS THE BEST COMMITTEE THERE IS. WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH YOU AND THE PUBLIC. WE ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT MOVING FORWARD. SEATTLE PARKS AND RECREATION, WE ARE REALLY FORTUNATE. WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY. IT’S ONE OF THE LARGEST DEPARTMENTS IN THE CITY. I WILL GO OVER SOME OF THE SPECIFIC DETAILS THERE. IT ALSO HAS A RICH HISTORY, SO DONEY PARK WHERE MY OFFICE IS, THE CITY’S FIRST PARK WAS FOUNDED THERE IN 1884. WE ARE BEING SURROUNDED BY VERY TALL BUILDINGS, SO I AM GLAD WE STILL HAVE THAT ANCHOR THERE. THE SYSTEM WAS REALLY FOUND ABOUT 20 YEARS LATER WHEN THE BOARD OF PARKS COMMISSIONERS INVITED THE FAMED OLMSTEAD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FIRM TO HELP DESIGN THE PARKS AND REC SYSTEM OF BOULEVARD, GREENBELT, ACROSS THE COMMUNITY. THAT STILL SERVES AS THE ANCHOR FOR OUR PARKS AND REC SYSTEM. OUR MISSION IS STRAIGHTFORWARD, ANCHORED IN THAT OLMSTEAD ORIGINS, IT’S REALLY ABOUT PROVIDING SAFE, WELCOMING PLACES FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN, PLAY, CONTEMPLATE, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZES THE STEWARDSHIP OF THIS LAND AND THE GREAT RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE. OUR VISION, I WILL GO INTO DETAIL AS WE MOVE FORWARD, BUT IT’S ABOUT MAKING SURE PEOPLE ARE HEALTHY, THE ENVIRONMENT IS HEALTHY, AND BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES THROUGH OUR VALUES OF PROMOTING EQUITY, OPPORTUNITY, ACCESS, AND SUSTAINABILITY. AS WE DIG INTO THESE VALUES A LITTLE BIT MORE, IT REALLY HAS ANCHORED THE WORK WE ARE DOING, AND WE REALLY LOOK AT, FOR EXAMPLE, ON THE HEALTHY PEOPLE SIDE, LOOK TO PARTICIPATE, SUPPORT A HEALTHY WIDE VISION FOR THE POPULATION. EXCUSE ME, A CITYWIDE HEALTHY POPULATION FOR THE CITY. FOLKS WHO FEEL SAFE AND WELCOME IN OUR PUBLIC SPACES, AND HAVE AFFORDABLE, FRESH FOOD, PRACTICE HEALTHY HABITS TO PREVENT DISEASE AND ENHANCE MENTAL WELL-BEING. WE CAN’T DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS ALONE, BUT WE SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF THE REST OF THE CITY. IN TERMS OF THE ENVIRONMENT, WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITY AS STEWARDS OF A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE LAND. WE CONTROL 12% OF THE LAND IN THE CITY. WE ARE REALLY FOCUSED ON IMPACTING CLIMATE CHANGE, MAKING SURE THAT OUR URBAN FOREST STAYS HEALTHY AND GROWS, AND REALLY PROVIDING ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY WITH OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. AND THEN EVEN WITH OUR OWN OPERATIONS, MAKING SURE OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS SUPPORTING THESE EFFORTS. THE THIRD ANCHOR IN OUR VISION IS THE STRONG COMMUNITIES PIECE. THIS IS ONE WHERE WE REALLY SEEK TO SUPPORT ALL OF THE NEEDS OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS, WHETHER IT’S SUPPORTING THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF CHILDREN THROUGH OUR BEFORE AND AFTER CARE PROGRAMS, CHILDCARE, DAYCARE. THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT ALSO SUPPORTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND ENSURING WE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT, ETC. AND THEN ALL OF THE CONVENING’S WE DO THROUGH OUR OFF-LEASH AREAS, COMMUNITY CENTERS. IT’S REALLY BUILDS STRONG, RESILIENT COMMUNITIES TO MAKE FOLKS FEEL LIKE THEY ARE PART OF AN INTERCONNECTED, VIBRANT CITY. ALSO KEY TO OUR WORK IS THIS IDEA OF EQUITY, AND IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED WITH THE PUBLIC. WE ARE CRAFTING NEW STRATEGIC PLANS TO GUIDE OUR WORK OVER THE NEXT 12 YEARS. A KEY COMPONENT OF THIS IS A NEW INITIATIVE WHERE WE ARE CALLING IT OUR PATHWAY TO EQUITY. THIS IS REALLY FOCUSED ON PLAYING OUR ROLE AND SUPPORTING THE ELIMINATION OF INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURAL RACISM, AND REALLY MAKING SURE THAT WE ACHIEVE RACIAL EQUITY IN OUR CITY, AS PART OF OUR WORK. THE PIECES FOR US REALLY FOCUS ON OUR WORK, IN TERMS OF OUR POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND MAKING SURE THERE IS AN EQUITY FILTER FOR THAT WORKING WITH THE WORKFORCE TO TRAIN THEM. WE’VE DONE A LOT OF ADDITIONAL TRAINING TRYING TO MOVE TOWARDS BECOMING AN ANTIRACIST ORGANIZATION. AND THEN PRIORITIZING EQUITY, AND THE WAY WE DO OUR INVESTMENTS. ONE OF THE STEPS THAT WILL COME OUT OF THIS IS CREATING AN EQUITY SCORECARD, WHERE WE WILL MAP OUT, LOOK AT ALL OF THE INDICATORS THAT IMPACT THESE ISSUES TO BEGIN TO MAKE INVESTMENTS IN PROGRAMS, AND FACILITIES, BASED ON THAT SCORECARD. THE FINAL PIECE I WILL SAY HERE THAT’S REALLY CRITICAL’S REIMAGINING, RETHINKING OUR ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY TO THE COMMUNITY, AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OUT, ENGAGING WITH FOLKS. ESPECIALLY, FOLKS WE HAVEN’T TRADITIONALLY REACHED. THIS WILL ANCHOR ALL OF OUR WORK BOTH FOR 2020 AND BEYOND. ANOTHER ASPECT OF THIS IN ADDITION TO OUR KEY VALUES ARE HEALTHY STRONG AND EQUITY PIECES, IS THIS ORGANIZATIONAL PIECE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A WORLD-CLASS WORKFORCE THAT’S WELL-TRAINED, CLEAR ABOUT WHERE WE ARE HEADED, THAT HAS A TOOL TO DO THE WORK, BUT IS ALSO JUST FOCUSED ON COLLABORATION, EXCELLENCE, AND PROFESSIONALISM. WE ARE LOOKING TO IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES IN THE WORK THAT WE DO, REALLY FOCUSING OUR SYSTEMS, OUR PROCESSES, TO MAKE SURE WE ARE HONORING OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAXPAYERS. AND THEN WORKING TO INCLUDE NEW TECHNOLOGIES, INNOVATION, AND BEST PRACTICES. PART OF THAT IS JUST MAKING SURE WE ARE NOT JUST START DOING THINGS THE WAY WE’VE BEEN DOING THEM JUST BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY WE’VE BEEN DOING THEM. WE HAVE BEEN PUSHING OURSELVES TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON BECOMING AN EXCELLENT ORGANIZATION. HOW DO WE DO THAT? I MENTIONED THE ROBUSTNESS OF OUR PARKS SYSTEM. WE HAVE 6400 ACRES OF PARKLAND ACROSS THE CITY. 485 INDIVIDUAL PARKS. AS I SAID, THIS REPRESENTS 12% OF THE CITY LAND, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE LONG LIST HERE. THERE’S MORE, BUT THIS INCLUDES 120 MILES OF TRAILS, BOULEVARDS, BEACHES, POOLS, GOLF COURSES. 207 SPORTS FIELDS, 150 PLAY AREAS, 14 OFF-LEASH AREAS, AND MUCH MORE. AS WE HAVE FOUND OUT AND HEAR ABOUT EVERY DAY, IF WE WERE TO LEAVE IT UP TO OUR COMMUNITIES, IT WOULD BE MANY MORE OF THESE THINGS, SO FOLKS REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT WE DO, AND WANT MORE OF IT. BUT JESUS, CAN I HAVE A MOMENT? A QUICK QUESTION THINKING BACK TO YOUR REFERENCE EARLIER TO AN EQUITY SCORECARD. HAVE WE USE THAT CONCEPT TO PLOT OUT THESE FACILITIES? >>THAT’S THE WORK WE ARE DOING. CERTAINLY, WE KNOW WHERE EVERYTHING IS, AND — >>THAT IS KNOWN, BUT HAVE WE TRANSLATED THAT INFORMATION? >>THAT’S WHAT WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF DOING. LCPD AND THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS HAS DONE A LOT OF WORK ON THE INDICATORS THAT LEAD TO DISPLACEMENT FOR COMMUNITIES, SO WE ARE LEERING THAT ON TOP OF THIS, SO WHEN WE DO GO BACK, WHEN THERE IS A CHOICE ABOUT A RESOURCE, I WANT TO HAVE THE DATA THAT SAYS, THIS COMMUNITY HAS GREATER NEEDS BECAUSE OF THESE INDICATORS, AND WE WILL GO THERE. IT’S AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION TO HAVE WITH OUR COMMUNITIES BECAUSE I THINK THE CONCEPT OF EQUITY IS PEOPLE ARE OPEN TO THAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, FOLKS WANT THINGS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, SO WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE — >>COMMITTING TO EQUITY MEANS LETTING GO OF EVERYTHING BEING EQUAL. >>YES. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE VERY STEADFAST, AND STUBBORN ABOUT THAT CONVERSATON. WE WILL NEED AND APPRECIATE SUPPORT FROM THE COUNCIL TO DO THAT. >>PIGGYBACKING OFF OF WHAT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD MENTIONED. WE HAVE MAGNUSON PARK. THINGS ARE DYNAMIC. THERE ARE HUNDREDS MORE LOW- INCOME CHILDREN WHO LIVE THERE NOW, AND THEY DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE ACCESS OR SCHOLARSHIPS TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE ON THE FIELD FLOOR IN THE PROGRAMS THERE. THE MAGNUSON PARK COMMUNITY CENTER NEEDS TO BE REHABILITATED. THERE ARE NEARLY 1000 LOW- INCOME RESIDENTS THAT WE’VE ENCOURAGED TO LIVE THERE. WE’VE ENABLED THEM TO LIVE THERE. NOW WE WANT TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES. I AM HAPPY TO HEAR YOU TALKING ABOUT THE EQUITY SCORECARD CONCEPT. >>MAGNUSON ABSOLUTELY IS A GREAT MICROCOSM OF SO MANY THINGS HAPPENING IN THE PARKS AND REC SYSTEM, BOTH WITH THE WORK WE DO AS WELL AS ALL OF THE RESIDENTS THERE. THE COMMUNITY CENTER IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REHABBED AND EXPANDED TO ADD ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING SPACE, AND WE ARE FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE THERE IS ENOUGH EITHER FREE PROGRAMMING OR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FOLKS THERE. THERE IS MORE WORK TO BE DONE, ABSOLUTELY. >>TO CLARIFY ON MAGNUSON PARK, IT’S ABOUT 20% OF THE BUILDING BEING REHABBED. JUST THE ENTRYWAY AND SEISMIC STUFF, BUT WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING MORE IN THE FUTURE. >>FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR THIS CHART. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU GAVE US THIS BEFORE. I AM BIG ON LISTS. THANK YOU. I WILL ASK, AT SOME POINT, THAT WE EXPAND THAT. WE STILL HAVE THIS ISSUE. I THINK COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD CAN APPRECIATE THIS. A 123 RESTROOM BUILDINGS THAT WE NEED MORE RESTROOMS IN THIS CITY. THAT IS SOMETHING WE ARE STILL PROBABLY GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER RUN AT FOR THE BUDGET CITYWIDE, FOR MORE RESTROOMS CARE NOT JUST AND PARKS. I IMAGINE IT WOULD BE PARKS OR SPU THAT WOULD MAINTAIN THEM. THAT IS SOMETHING WE WILL TALK ABOUT. JUST PUTTING THAT OUT HERE NOW. WITH THE STADIUM, WERE YOU TALKING ABOUT MEMORIAL STADIUM? >>WEST SEATTLE STADIUM. >>WHAT’S IT CALLED? OKAY. I WAS CHAIR OF PARKS FOR FOUR YEARS AND DID NOT KNOW THAT. THANK YOU. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . BUT GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. I DO HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT A FEW PRIORITIES WE WORKED ON OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE THIS INTEGRATED OR IF YOU WOULD RATHER ADDRESS IT NOW. WHEN IT COMES TO THE NUMBER OF THE KIDDIE POOLS WE HAD EXPANDED, I BELIEVE WE HAD INVESTED IN ADDITIONAL HOURS, SO CAN YOU COMMENT ON THAT? AND THEN ADDITIONALLY, IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE YEAR BEFORE LAST, I BELIEVE THAT WE INCLUDED A VIZO LANGUAGE IN THE BUDGET TO REQUEST THAT THE FIELDS BE OPEN FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME IN THE EVENING, SO THERE WERE LIT FIELDS, SO THERE COULD BE UNSTRUCTURED PLAY, ESPECIALLY AS WE THINK ABOUT OUR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE POPULATION, OR FAMILIES IN THE CITY WHO DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO PLAY ON STRUCTURED SOCCER TEAMS, LIKE I USED TO BE ON TWO YEARS AGO. WHEN WE SEE MORE PEOPLE ENJOYING OUR GREAT NEW TURF FIELDS IN THE LIGHT, THAT MEANS PEOPLE ARE ENGAGED IN REALLY POSITIVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. I THINK IT ALSO ADDS AN ELEMENT TO HELPING COMMUNITIES FOR THE LIGHTS TO BE ON. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THAT? STRUCTURE. ON THE POOL ISSUE, WE DID IMPLEMENT THE EXTENSION OF HOURS, DAYS OF OPERATION FOR CERTAIN SITES. I DON’T HAVE THE LIST IN FRONT OF ME, BUT WE CAN GET THAT TO YOU. I THINK THAT IS PART OF OUR LONGER PLAN, AS WELL, AS WE TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S THE BEST, MOST EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF THOSE HOURS, AND THEN ACTUALLY, WE ARE THINKING ABOUT HOW WE CAN LINE UP WITH SOME OF OUR SUSTAINABILITY WORK. FOR EXAMPLE, IDEALLY, WE WOULD TAKE THOSE WADING POOLS AND CONVERT THEM TO SPRAY PARKS. KIDS LOVE SPRAY PARKS. THEY ARE BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. THEY ARE HEALTHIER, SAFER. THAT’S PART OF OUR WORK BUT IT WILL BE ANCHORED IN WHERE THE USE IS AND THE NEED IS, BUT WE WILL MAKE CHANGES AND CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THAT. >>OBVIOUSLY, NONE OF THOSE ARE OPEN IN THIS WEATHER, SO IS THERE TIMING TO BE DONE WITH THAT ANALYSIS PRIOR TO THE SPRING AND SUMMER WHEN THEY OPEN? >>WE HAVE A SCHEDULE FOR OPENING ALREADY THAT IS BASED ON OUR NORMAL OPERATIONS, SO THAT IS CONTINUING. IN TERMS OF CONVERTING TO OTHER SPRAY PARKS, THAT’S LONGER TERM. >>SO YOU ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH IMPLEMENTING LONGER HOURS, BUT THE CONVERSATION ABOUT CONVERSION IS FOR THE FUTURE. >>CORRECT. >>IN TERMS OF FIELDS, I THINK YOU HIT ON AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE MANAGEMENT OF THESE FIELDS. I AM NOT AWARE OF A PROVISO ON THAT, BUT IT’S PART OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING OUT. WE DID A PILOT. MAYBE, IT WAS DRIVEN IN SOME WAYS BY THE PROVISO, BUT WE DID A PILOT TO DO JUST THAT, CARVE OUT UNSTRUCTURED TIME AT SOME FIELDS BECAUSE, OFTEN WE FIND WHEN WE INVEST IN THESE FIELDS, THE LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE IMPACTS OF THE ADDITIONAL USE, BUT NOT NECESSARILY GET THE BENEFIT OF THAT. ONE THING WE ARE DOING. THIS IS ALSO IN COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S DISTRICT, BUT PART OF THE REDEVELOPMENT OF SOUTH PARK PLAYFIELD, WE HAVE AGREED TO KEEP THAT FIELD OFF OF OUR PERMITTING SYSTEM FOR FIVE YEARS, SO WE CAN ALLOW THAT COMMUNITY TO BUILD THEIR OWN PROGRAMMING. WE ARE WORKING ON THAT. I THINK IT’S A CRITICAL PIECE. I THINK EVERY FIELD SHOULD HAVE UNSTRUCTURED TIME. WE ARE TRYING TO FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH THE FOLKS USE THE FIELDS CONTINUE TO GROW THEIR PROGRAMMING, WE HAVE A VERY FINITE NUMBER OF HOURS FOR FIELD SPACE. PART OF THAT ALSO IS WITH THE PARTNERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. THEY’VE ADDED ADDITIONAL LIGHTING TO SOME OF THEIR FIELD, AND THOSE WILL SORT OF FIT UNDER THE JOINT AGREEMENT WITH THE DISTRICT, WHICH WILL PROVIDE MORE HOURS, BUT I COULDN’T AGREE MORE IN TERMS OF THE EFFORTS TO DO MORE OF THAT. >>I DON’T MEAN TO RUSH YOU. BUT WE HAVE FOUR OR PRESENTATIONS. >>I HAVE 30 MORE SLIDES. >>I KNOW. >>I AM HAPPY TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT. IN TERMS OF HOW WE DO THIS WORK, WE CAN DO IT ALONE. WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST PARKS AND REC SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE WE’VE ENJOYED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY, THE VOTERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND OUR PARTNERS. WE HAVE DOZENS OF PARTNERS, AND THIS IS JUST ONE, SHORT HIGHLIGHTED LIST. I WILL, THE ASSOCIATED RECREATIONAL COUNCIL IS OUR NONPROFIT PARTNER BUT DOES MUCH OF OUR PROGRAM IN OUR COMMUNITY CENTERS, AND THEY ARE REALLY WELL ALIGNED WITH OUR MISSION. WE ALSO HAVE BEEN DOING A GREAT DEAL OF PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL OF OUR SISTER AGENCIES, WHETHER IT’S PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS IN OUR COMMUNITY CENTERS, OR WORKING WITH THE LIBRARIES, AND OTHERS FOR PROGRAMMING, SO WE ARE JUST REALLY PLEASED, AND FEEL FORTUNATE TO HAVE THIS. I WILL CALL OUT, WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLY ROBUST VOLUNTEER CORPS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK AS WELL INTERIOR FORCES IN OUR COMMUNITY CENTERS, BUT WE CAN’T DO THE WORK WITHOUT THEM. WE APPRECIATE THAT. VERY QUICKLY, ON OUR PROGRAMMING, WE DO LOTS, LOTS OF PROGRAMMING, LITERALLY FOR THE ENTIRE LIFESPAN OF OUR RESIDENTS, AND THEIR ABILITIES. FRANKLY, I THINK WE CHANGE LIVES. ONE QUICK NARRATIVE HERE, JUST LAST SUMMER WE HAD A SITUATION WHERE WE WERE, OUT OF THE BLUE, CALLED BY ONE OF THE LOCAL CORPORATIONS TO RECEIVE A GRANT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING. WE DIDN’T APPLY. WE WEREN’T LOOKING FOR IT. IT CAME TO US BECAUSE THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF DOLING OUT THIS MONEY OR HELPING FIGURE OUT WHERE THIS WOULD GO WAS SOMEONE WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN OUR PROGRAMMING AND REMEMBERED THE IMPACT IT HAD ON HER LIFE. SO, JUST A SMALL EXAMPLE OF HOW WE CHANGE LIVES. IN TERMS OF THE WAY WE ARE STRUCTURED, AND THIS IS SORT OF THE DRIER PART OF THE CONVERSATION. WE HAVE SEVERAL DIVISIONS. THIS WORK IS ALL DIVIDED FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE, WHICH IS POLICY AND DIRECTION. OUR FINANCE HAS ALL OF THE THINGS YOU CAN IMAGINE. OUR PARKS AND AMENDMENT DIVISION IS OUR LARGEST WITH OVER 300 FTEs. THESE ARE THE FOLKS OUT THERE DAY TODAY, MAINTAINING, CLEANING OUR PARKS, MOWING THE LAWNS AND THE FIELDS, ETC. OUR FACILITIES DIVISION INCLUDES PLUMBERS, HVAC FOLKS, PAINTERS, ETC., OUT THERE MAKING SURE THESE BUILDINGS, AND THESE FACILITIES — WE HAVE OVER 500 INDIVIDUAL BUILDING STRUCTURES IN THE SYSTEM, WHICH IS PRETTY ROBUST, TO SAY THE LEAST. THESE FOLKS DO A PHENOMENAL JOB KEEPING THESE THINGS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE CONDITION. I TALKED ABOUT OUR RECREATION DIVISION, WHICH INCLUDES PROGRAMMING IN OUR FACILITY CENTERS, AS WELL AS AQUATICS. OUR PARTNERSHIP DIVISION IS POISED FOR GROWTH, AND THE IDEA HERE IS TO LEVERAGE OUTSIDE RESOURCES, BOTH FROM OUR COMMUNITY, PARTNERS FROM OUR VOLUNTEERS, SO WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD ADDITIONAL REVENUE TO SUPPORT THE WORK WE DO. OUR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION IS PRETTY ROBUST FOR A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND THEY ARE JUST FOCUSED ON THE BUDGET DELIVERY OF A WHOLE LOT, I THINK OVER 300 ACTIVE PROJECTS RIGHT NOW. JUST GENERALLY, WE HAVE ABOUT 950 FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBERS, AND ABOUT 1250 PART-TIME SEASONAL FOLKS. >>I AM JUST WONDERING, WHERE DOES THE CONSERVATION CORPS FIT?>>THE CONSERVATION CORPS WAS MOVED. IT WAS IN PLANNING DEVELOPMENT. WE MOVED IT TO THE EPIC DIVISION BECAUSE IT’S ANCHORED AT MAGNUSON, SO WE WANTED TO GIVE THEM ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. >>OKAY, SO THAT’S ENTERPRISE. >>YES. 30+-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM. PUTTING FOLKS AT WORK, GETTING THEM INTO JOBS THAT CAN LEAD TO CAREERS. I JUST WANT TO FLAG MY FITNESS. AS I’VE MENTIONED TO YOU BEFORE, AND EXPLORING. I RECOGNIZE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES, BUT I BELIEVE THEY CAN BE OVERCOME AS IT RELATES TO COUNCIL FUNDING OF THE MOBILE PITSTOPS PROGRAMMING, WHICH IS OUR MOBILE RESTROOM FACILITIES. AND OTHER CITIES WITH A MOBILE PITSTOP PROGRAM, THEY STAFF THOSE FACILITIES, AND THEY STAFF THOSE FACILITIES WITH A POPULATION OF WORKERS THAT IS VERY ALIGNED WITH THE POPULATION OF FOLKS THAT WE EMPLOY THROUGH THE CONSERVATION CORPS. I JUST WANT TO FLAG THAT, THAT MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS WHETHER IT’S SPU OR HST THAT’S GOING TO BE TAKING THE LEAD ON THAT, WE WILL SEE. >>THANK YOU. WE ARE ALSO VERY INTERESTED IN GROWING THE PROGRAM. I THINK PART OF THE CALCULUS, FIGURING OUT HOW TO GROW IT, IS MAKING SURE THERE IS WORK FOR THESE FOLKS TO DO. WELCOMING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO MORE OF THAT. >>JUST A SNAPSHOT OF WHO OUR STAFF IS IN TERMS OF GENDER AND ETHNIC BREAK DOWN. WE’VE GOT A PRETTY DIVERSE STAFF. THE MAJORITY OF OUR STAFF IDENTIFIES AS SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHITE. WE HAVE ALMOST 60% MALE AND 40% FEMALE. JUMPING INTO OUR BUDGET, AS YOU MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING IN YOUR OPENING, THE 2020 ADJUSTED BUDGET IS $216 MILLION. OF THAT, $175 MILLION IS OPERATING, AND $87 MILLION IS SHARED CAPITAL. THIS SHOWS YOU THE VARIOUS SOURCES. I WILL HIGHLIGHT THAT WHEN WE TALK A LOT ABOUT OUR BUDGET, AND PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE PARK DISTRICT, I THINK WHILE CRITICALAN IMPORTANT FOR OUR WORK, IT REPRESENTS 20% OF OUR TOTAL BUDGET. WHEN WE LAUNCHED OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, IT WASN’T JUST ABOUT PARK DISTRICT. IT WAS ABOUT ALL OF OUR OPERATIONS. WE ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR WORK PLAN. THESE ARE THE VALUES PLANNING FOR OUR DIVISIONS, AND VERY QUICKLY, THIS IS THE IDEA, THE REMINDER THAT WE SERVE PEOPLE THAT WE PRIORITIZE EQUITY, AND THAT WE ARE PART OF A CITYWIDE SOLUTION TO CHALLENGES, SO THE WORK WE DO IS A KEY PART TO SUPPORT AGENCIES. AND MAKING SURE THAT WE RECOGNIZE OUR CITY IS GROWING AND CHANGING IN MANY WAYS, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE RESPONSIVE TO THAT. THE LAST COUPLE OF THINGS HERE ON THE ENGAGEMENT. WE WORK FOR THE RESIDENTS. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ALWAYS DELIBERATELY, AND CONTINUALLY ENGAGING WITH FOLKS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROVIDING WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE. AND MAKING SURE THAT WE HONOR OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS STEWARDS OF THE LAND, MITIGATING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN A WAY FOCUSED ON PROFESSIONALISM, EXCELLENCE, AND BEST PRACTICE. >>HIS IS, YOU CAN DO IT OR I CAN DO IT, BUT I PREFER YOU DO IT. I KNOW COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN WILL DO IT FRIDAY. WE ARE GOING TO START THE PLANNING. IF YOU WANT TO MENTION THE DATES OR PLANNING. I WILL TELL YOU. IN 2014, WE APPROVED THE SEATTLE PARKS DISTRICT. WE ARE GOING TO START OUR SIX YOUR PLAN. THE FIRST COMMUNITY MEETING WILL BE AT THE DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER CENTER MARCH 2 AT 8:00. THE SECOND AT THE LAKE CITY COMMUNITY CENTER MARCH 5, 6:00. THE THIRD WILL BE SATURDAY, MARCH 7. YOU WILL GET NOTICE. COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN WILL MAKE A FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT BECAUSE I WON’T BE HERE, BUT WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS. I’M EXCITED. I AM EXCITED ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING TO SPEND THESE FUNDS, LOOK AT CAPITAL, SPENDING NEEDS.>>IN DISTRICT 1. >>I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT. >>I THOUGHT YOU MEANT MONEYWISE. >>WE ARE EXCITED. OUR OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS IS EXCITED TO HEAR FROM OUR RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT FOR THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE US MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS NEXT CYCLE. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>WE WILL HAVE YOU BACK. DO YOU WANT TO READ IN THE SECOND ITEM? >>ITEM 2. OFFICE OF WATERFRONT FROM CIVIC PROJECTS OVERVIEW, 2020 WORKPLAN. >>THANK YOU. >>WHAT ABOUT OUR WATER FOLKS FRIENDS? HAVE A SEAT. DO YOU GUYS WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELVES? IT’S 10:34, SO I TOLD THE GAME, I DON’T THINK THE PERMIT CAN DO 15 MINUTES. I DON’T WANT TO RUSH YOU. >>THEY COULD DO 15 MINUTES IF WE WOULD GIVE THEM A CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING. >>I AM DORI COSTA, FINANCE MANAGER FOR THE OFFICE OF THE WATERFRONT. >>I AM JESSICA MURPHY, CONSTRUCTION MANAGER FOR OUR OFFICE. >>GOOD MORNING. MARSHALL FOSTER, DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE. >>GREAT. WHO’S KICKING THE SOFT? MARSHALL? >>YEAH. GOOD MORNING, COUNCILMEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US IN. WE ARE EXCITED TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE OFFICE OF THE WATER FROM CIVIC PROJECTS. A BIT OF A LOOK AHEAD TO WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE IN 2020. >>I DO WANT TO ADD THAT YOU CHANGED YOUR TITLE AND STOLE SOME OF MY TITLE. CIVIC PROJECTS, WATERFRONT. >>HOUSE AND SAID? STEALING IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY? >>OR COLONIZATION, BUT OKAY. I’M JUST MAKING A JOKE. GO AHEAD. >>WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS WALK YOU THROUGH THE CONTEXT FOR THE WATERFRONT PROGRAM. OUR OFFICE IS A PRETTY UNUSUAL OFFICE WITHIN THE CITY. WE ARE ONLY 11 FTE, SO PROBABLY ONE OF THE SMALLEST IN THE CITY. WE WERE CREATED WITH A REALLY SPECIFIC PURPOSE. WHICH WAS TO IMPLEMENT THE VISION FOR WATERFRONT SEATTLE. WHAT YOU HAVE ON THE SCREEN IS A FOOTPRINT OF OUR PROGRAM AREA, AND I’LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE DETAILS OF THAT. REALLY, WE STARTED WHEN THE DECISION WAS MADE TO REPLACE THE ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT. YOU WILL RECALL THE LATE DISCUSSIONS WE HAD, A COUPLE OF PUBLIC ROADS THAT CULMINATED IN THE DEE FORD TERMINAL. STARTING AT THAT TIME, MOVING FORWARD, WE REALLY BUILD A PARTNERSHIP ON A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT FRONTS. A PARTNERSHIP WITH A CIVIC COMMITTEE, THE SINGLE PARTNER WATER SHIP COMMITTEE, WHICH STARTED WORKING INTENSIVELY WITH SDOT, THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, PARKS. HOW TO ENVISION THE WATER FROM THAT COULD BE CREATED WHEN THE VIADUCT WAS REMOVED. WE ALSO BUILT A PUBLIC AGENCY PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FERRIES, AND KING COUNTY METRO TO PLAN FOR THE TRANSPORTATION FUTURE ON THE WATERFRONT. WHAT WE ARE DOING TODAY, WHICH WE WILL TALK ABOUT. WE ARE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION. IS REALLY EXECUTING A DECADE LATER, THE FOUNDATIONAL COMMITMENTS, AND THE PARTNERSHIP THAT REALLY STARTED AT THAT TIME, GOING BACK TO THOSE DECISIONS. ON THE SCREEN, YOU SEE IN THE YELLOW COLOR, REALLY THE FOOTPRINT OF WHAT WE CALL WATERFRONT SEATTLE. THAT IS THE VIADUCT LANDS THAT HAVE NOW BEEN REMOVED. WE ALL GOT TO WATCH THE VIADUCT COME DOWN IN THE LAST YEAR. IN ITS PLACE, WE ARE BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION OF 20 ACRES OF PARKS, AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE THAT REALLY SERVES, OBVIOUSLY, THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY, THE WHOLE CITY, AND THE WHOLE REGION. I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS IN A MOMENT. THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT RELATED PROJECTS AT OUR OFFICE IS INVOLVED IN, ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF COLMON DOCK BY THE WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES. THAT’S A MEGAPROJECT IN ITS OWN RIGHT. THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ELLIOTT BAY SEAWALL, WHICH WAS FINISHED BY SDOT SEVERAL YEARS AGO. JESSICA WAS PART OF THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT PROJECT. AND THEN A COUPLE OF JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH NONPROFIT PARTNERS. PIKE PLACE MARKET, THE CONSTRUCTION OF WHAT THEY CALL MARKET FRONT, WHICH WAS FINISHED ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, AND THEN IN THE FUTURE, THE EXPANSION OF THE SEATTLE AQUARIUM, WHICH WE’VE TALKED ABOUT HERE AT THE COUNCIL IN THE PAST. I AM GOING TO GUESS MOST OF YOU REMEMBER THE PUBLIC PROCESS WE HAD AROUND WATERFRONT SEATTLE. FROM ABOUT 2010 THROUGH 2013, WE HAD A VERY LARGE, CITYWIDE CONVERSATION AROUND THE FUTURE OF THE WATERFRONT. EIGHT SERIES OF PUBLIC EVENTS, VERY LARGE-SCALE, DRIVEN BY WHAT COULD WE DO WITH THE 20 ACRES OF PARKS AND PUBLIC SPACE. HOW COULD WE CREATE A DEMOCRATIC, INCLUSIVE VISION FOR RECONNECTING OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY BACK TO ELLIOTT BAY. THAT WAS REALLY THE FOUNDATION OF IT. WE HAD A SERIES OF LARGE-SCALE, PUBLIC EVENTS. WE HAD COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS IN LITERALLY EVERY CORNER OF SEATTLE, REALLY FOCUSED ON HOW CAN SEATTLE HAVE THAT GREAT DOWNTOWN PARK THAT WILL SUPPORT EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY, AND CREATE A PLACE FOR PROGRAMMING, COMMUNITY EVENTS, CELEBRATIONS OF OUR CITY, IN A WAY AND IN A SPACE THAT WE HAVEN’T HAD IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THE PRESENCE OF THE VIADUCT. IF YOU GO BACK, LOOKING AT THE CITY’S HISTORY, THERE HAS BEEN TALK, AND CLAMORING FOR RECLAIMING THAT WATERFRONT SINCE SHORTLY AFTER THE VIADUCT WAS BUILT. SO IN A LOT OF WAYS, THE WATERFRONT SEATTLE PROGRAM WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER, AND REALLY BE ABLE TO KIND OF SEE THAT VISION REALIZED. I WON’T GO THROUGH THE DETAILS OF THE LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT, BUT WE HAVE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF EVENTS, AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN PERSON AND ONLINE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THAT VISION. EARLY ON IN THE PROCESS, CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR, THERE WAS A WHOLE SERIES OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS THAT HAVE GUIDED THIS FROM EARLY DAYS. PROBABLY, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES THAT TOOK PLACE WAS THE CREATION OF AND PRINCIPLES FOR SEATTLE WATERFRONT. I WON’T GO THROUGH ALL OF THEM. HAS CREATED THE COMPASS, THE GUIDING LIGHT FOR EVERY STEP OF THE PROGRAM. AS WE MOVED THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS, THESE IDEAS, WATERFRONT FOR ALL, WHICH IS REALLY ABOUT THE INCLUSION OF GETTING AROUND TO ENJOY THIS WATERFRONT. SUSTAINABLE TIME. AND THE ENHANCEMENTS THAT BEFORE WATERFRONT PARK, IN TERMS OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, AND REMOVING SOME OF OUR STORMWATER OVERFLOW EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THE BAYCOL RECONNECTING THE WHOLE CITY TO THE WATERFRONT. WE WILL TALK ABOUT HOW THAT PLAYS OUT, AND REALLY TELLING THE STORY OF THE CITY’S HISTORY, AS WELL AS LOOKING FORWARD IN TERMS OF THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN. ACCESS AND MOBILITY, ALL OF THESE KEY IDEAS. SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT AS WE HAVE WATCHED THIS PLAY OUT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A BOLD VISION THAT CAN ADAPT OVER TIME. WE HAD TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION WHEN BERTHA WAS STUCK. WE HAD TO ENDURE THAT, AND WORK THROUGH THAT CREATIVELY WITH THE STATE. WE’VE HAD SEVERAL MAJOR SHIFTS IN THE DESIGN, RESPONDING TO COST, SCHEDULE, AND CHANGING PRIORITIES. I THINK OFFER THAT, WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO KEEP THE PROGRESSION OF FORWARD MOTION ON THIS PROGRAM. I THINK WE ARE NOW IN OUR FOURTH OR SIXTH MAYORAL ADMINISTRATION, SO WE’VE HAD A LOT OF LONGEVITY OVER TIME. HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE DETAIL OF WHAT WE ARE NOW STARTING TO BUILD. THIS IS THE CAPITAL PROGRAM THAT WAS ESTABLISHED SHORTLY AFTER THE PUBLIC PLANNING PROCESS THAT I DESCRIBED IN 2012, AND 2013. THERE WAS A SERIES OF KEY ACTION THAT TOOK PLACE AT THE COUNCIL, WHICH FORMED THE WATERFRONT PROGRAM OFFICIALLY. ESTABLISHED IT IN THE CITY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, AND ALSO CALLED FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF PUBLIC- PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ON THE FUNDING OF THAT WATERFRONT VISION. THAT’S WHERE WE INTRODUCED THE IDEA OF A MAJOR PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIP WITH FRIENDS OF WATERFRONT SEATTLE, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT WAS THEN CREATED, AND IS NOW IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING ABOUT $110 MILLION FOR THE PROGRAM. AND ALSO TO ADVANCE THE CONCEPT OF A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT. THAT WOULD ASSESS DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES FOR THE SPECIAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATED WITH PARK IMPROVEMENTS. AS I THINK YOU ALL KNOW, THE COUNCIL ACTED LAST YEAR. WE’RE NOT GOING TO GOING TO THAT. A LOT OF DETAIL TODAY, BUT OBVIOUSLY, THAT’S A MAJOR ISSUE AT COUNCIL THIS YEAR, THE STEPS ON THE LYD. IN TERMS OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM, THE BACKBONE OF THIS ENTIRE VIADUCT IS THE ALASKAN WAY, SO THAT’S TAKING PLACE FROM KING STREET ALL THE WAY NORTH UP TO PINE STREET, AND FROM THERE, THE CREATION OF A NEW STREET THAT DOESN’T EXIST úTODAY CALLED ELLIOTT WAY, THAT CONNECTS FROM ALASKAN WAY TOWARD BELLTOWN, ELLIOTT, WESTERN AVENUE. A LONG, LINEAR PROMENADE, A PARK PROMENADE, FROM KING STREET ALL THE WAY NORTH TO PIKE PLACE MARKET. THAT’S REALLY THE BACKBONE OF THE WHOLE PROJECT. THE REPLACEMENT OF WATERFRONT PARK, AND PEERS 62, WHICH ARE TWO EXISTING PARKS OVER WATER. PART OF JESUS AGUIRRE’S PARKS SYSTEM HE WAS TALKING ABOUT, WHICH HAVE BEEN IN NEED OF REPLACEMENT FOR SOME TIME. THE FIRST STEP IN THAT IS THE COMPLETION OF PIER 62, WHICH IS JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY. AND A SERIES OF EAST-WEST CONNECTIONS. I TALKED ABOUT CONNECTING THE WHOLE CITY TO THIS NEW WATERFRONT. YOU WILL SEE THESE FINGERS THAT CONNECT AND, FROM PIONEER SQUARE, DOWNTOWN, A MAJOR NEW CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PIKE AND PINE CORRIDOR ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE WATERFRONT WITH WHAT WE CALL THE OVERLOOK WALK, WHICH WILL CONNECT PIKE PLACE MARKET TO THE WATERFRONT MARKET, AS WELL AS PIKE AND PINE STREET IMPROVEMENT, WHERE PARKS IS REACHING AT LEAST TWO CAPITOL HILL THROUGH THE PIKE PINE CORRIDOR TO IMPROVE THOSE STREETS, AND THEN FINISHING OFF WITH FELL STREET PARK, IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THAT AND BELLTOWN. THE LAST TWO BLOCKS WILL BE FINISHED BY OUR PROGRAM TO CONNECT IT DOWN TO THE WATERFRONT. >>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WAS REALLY HAPPY TO WORK WITH THE CHAIR TO SUPPORT THIS VISION. IN SAYING THAT, I KNOW WE CONTINUE TO ADDRESS QUESTIONS AROUND EQUITY, ACCESS. THIS IS A PARK FOR ALL OF SEATTLE, BUT THERE IS A QUESTION OF HOW ALL OF SEATTLE WILL BENEFIT, SO CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE EQUITY ANALYSIS THAT YOU HAVE INCORPORATED INTO THIS FULL SPECTRUM OF WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ON THE WATERFRONT? AND IF THERE IS ANY SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE PROJECT YOU HAVE INCORPORATED IN RESPONSE TO THE EQUITY CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, BASED ON THEIR FEEDBACK, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR US TO HEAR. >>THIS HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT TOPIC FOR US. WE DID AN ANALYSIS WITH THE FRENZY WATERFRONT SEATTLE OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF. THE FOCUS OF THAT HAS BEEN HOW TO TAKE THIS IDEA OF THE WATERFRONT FOR ALL, INCLUSIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT, AND REALLY IDENTIFY THE STRATEGIES WE ARE USING THAT DELIVER ON THAT CONCEPT. I AM GOING TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF THE KEY THINGS WE ARE FOCUSING ON IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEM. WHAT WE HEARD CONSISTENTLY THROUGH PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WAS THAT WE NEEDED TO CREATE SPACES, VENUES IN’S PARKS THAT WERE COMFORTABLE, ATTRACTIVE TO EVERY COMMUNITY, SO THAT IT DID NOT READ, FEEL LIKE A DOWNTOWN ONLY SPACE. OBVIOUSLY, IT’S GOING TO SERVE DOWNTOWN USERS, BUT WE WOULD PROACTIVELY INVEST IN BRINGING EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD INTO THE PROJECT. WHAT WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY ESTABLISHED WITH FRENZY WATERFRONT SEATTLE IS THEY ARE OUR PROGRAMMING, AND OPERATING PARTNER. THEY ARE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT THEY ARE DIRECTLY INVESTING, AND HELPING COMMUNITIES COME INTO USE THESE NEW PARKS. THAT SCALING UP AS WE BRING THESE SPACES ONLINE, SO FOR EXAMPLE, FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, THEY’VE BEEN WORKING WITH US ON WATERFRONT PARK, TO GO AHEAD AND START EXPERIMENTING WITH HOW THEY CAN DO THE PROGRAMMING, AND ACTIVATION. THEY ARE PROVIDING DIRECT SUPPORT TO A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, TO DO EVENTS IN THE PARK. SOME OF THE EXAMPLES, THINGS THAT THEY ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH, THEY WORKED WITH AN ORGANIZATION CALLED 206 IN RAINIER VALLEY, TO BRING YOUTH PARTICIPATION, HIP-HOP MUSIC, ART INTO THE SPACE. FALCON WITH AN ORGANIZATIO CALLED K-POP, WHICH IS FOCUSED ON KOREAN POP IF YOU KNOW THAT MUSIC, WHICH WAS A TOTAL EXPERIMENT. THEY FUNDED THAT. THERE’S AN UNDER THE RADAR ORGANIZATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ENGAGED IN THAT, AND HELP FUND THEM TO DO EVENTS. THEY ARE SCALING THAT UP IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. THIS SPRING AND SUMMER, THEY WILL BE TAKING ON PIER 62, BRINGING EVENTS THERE. THEY ARE WORKING WITH AFRICA TOWN, TO BRING THEM TO PIER 62. ALSO, WORKING WITH THE TRIBAL COMMUNITY IN HELPING TO SUPPORT THAT ORGANIZATION, THAT EVENT SCALING UP IN THE PARKS. IT’S NOT A BAKED RECIPE. THEY ARE IN AND EXPERIMENTATION, TRYING TO SEE WHAT WORKS, BRINGING PEOPLE IN. THE OTHER THING I WANT TO SAY THAT WE ARE HIGHLIGHTED HIGHLIGHTING, WE SEE A HUGE AMOUNT OF FOOT TRAFFIC. OBVIOUSLY, TOURISM. A HUGE, LOCAL POPULATION USES THE WATERFRONT. AS PART OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH FRIENDS, WE ARE SETTING UP A SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM. WE ARE WORKING WITH VENTURES. YOU MAY NO. TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE NOT CREATING A LOT OF RETAIL SPACE. WE ARE CREATING A COUPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO INCUBATE SMALL BUSINESSES FROM DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES IN SEATTLE, SO VENTURES IS A PARTNER TO FRIENDS, TO MAKE SURE WE CAN DO THAT WITH THOSE SPACES. THOSE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES. I THINK I’M GOING TO MOVE ON FROM THE DESIGN, TALK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION, AND OUR FUNDING. I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO JESSICA MURPHY. SHE HAS BEEN VERY INVOLVED IN A LOT OF THE MAJOR CONSTRUCTION FOR THE D.O.T., AND ANGELA BRADY, WHO COULDN’T BE HERE TODAY, WHO HAVE STOOD UP A CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TEAM, WHICH IS, I WOULD SAY, THREE QUARTERS OF OUR EFFORT EASILY, THE DAY-TO-DAY DELIVERY. I AM JUST GOING TO HIGHLIGHT, JESSICA CAN GO IN MORE DETAIL. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON ALASKAN WAY. WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY TAKEN OVER THE CONSTRUCTION WHERE YOU SAW THE STATE TAKING DOWN THE VIADUCT. THE CREWS NOW ARE WATERFRONT SEATTLE TEAMS. WE ARE DOING A VARIETY OF UTILITY REPLACEMENTS OUT OF THE GATE, PUTTING IN NEW TRANSMISSION LINES FOR CITY LIGHT. NEW STORMWATER SYSTEMS FOR SPU. THAT’S WHAT YOU SEE GOING ON RIGHT NOW. A VERY IMPORTANT, EARLY PIECE OF OUR PROJECT IS TO CONNECT COLUMBIA STREET WHERE WE USED TO HAVE THE ON-RAMP FOR THE VIADUCT. THAT WILL SOON BE OPENED AS A MAJOR PATHWAY TO REGIONAL TRANSIT. I RIDE RAPID RIDE. IF OTHERS DO, THAT BUS HAS BEEN ON A TEMPORARY ROUTE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, AND VERY SHORTLY, IT WILL BE REESTABLISHED ON COLUMBIA, WHICH WILL IMPROVE SPEED AND TRANSPORTABILITY. >>SIX MONTHS OR LESS? >>WITHIN THE MONTH. >>WE ARE USING THE SAME LANGUAGE. THANK YOU. DISTRICT 1, I’M CONCERNED ABOUT.>>BELIEVE ME. WE HAVE A LOT OF WEST SEATTLEITES. IT WASN’T PLANNED. WE ARE AS MOTIVATED AS ANYONE TO GET THAT OPEN. >>I HOPE RAPID RIDE RIDERS WILL APPRECIATE IT. >>IT WILL BE A LOT MORE RELIABLE THAN THE CURRENT SITUATION. PIER 62 IS WHERE WE USED TO HAVE OUR NIGHTS ON THE PIER. THIS IS SOME OF OUR CONTRACTORS OUT THERE. IT’S GETTING CLOSE TO COMPLETION. THAT’S THE RAILING, THE NEW DECK. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE OPENING THAT LATER IN THE SPRING. THE FRENZY WATERFRONT SEATTLE WILL BE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT OPERATING THAT NEW PIER AS SOON AS IT OPENS. I JUST WANTED TO EMPHASIZE, AS WE LEAVE CONSTRUCTION, HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO OUR TEAM THAT WE HAVE A REALLY PROACTIVE PLAN TO PRESERVE ACCESS. THIS IS A DIAGRAM THAT SHOWS YOU HOW WE MANAGE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. WE’VE GOT COLMON DOCK, ALL OF THE TRANSIT MOVEMENTS. THIS IS SOMETHING JESSICA ALBA TEAM FOCUS ON EVERY SINGLE DAY, ATTENTIVELY, KEEPING THOSE PATHWAYS OPEN. WE DO HAVE TEMPORARY CLOSURES WHERE WE HAVE TO CLOSE CERTAIN CROSSWALKS, OR SHIFT PEOPLE. WE WORK INTENSIVELY ON THE SIGNAGE, AND COMMUNICATING AHEAD OF TIME TO THE TRAVELING PUBLIC, BUT ALSO OUR PROPERTY OWNERS. WE ARE WORKING HARD AT KEEPING THE MAINLINE ALASKAN WAY OPEN FOR TRAFFIC THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION. >>THIS IS AN AREA I USED TO BIKE QUITE A BIT. I MENTIONED THIS TO THE SDOT DIRECTOR, AS WELL. THERE IS NO TEMPORARY BIKE LANE THAT APPEARS TO BE ON THE STREET. GIVEN THE HIGH FOOT TRAFFIC THAT OCCURS ON OUR NEW SIDEWALK THERE, WHICH IS GORGEOUS, WE DO LIKE THAT IT CAN GO IN FOR THE MARINE LIFE THAT UNDERNEATH THE PIER, BUT THERE’S NOT A SAFE PLACE TO BIKE. I SEEM A PLAY USE TRAIL OPEN DURING SUMMER, BUT THAT’S NOT EXACTLY A BIKE LANE FOR COMMUTERS. WHAT I ASKED OF OUR FRIEND THAT SDOT IS THAT A TEMPORARY BIKE LANE BE ADDED TO THE STREET, SO THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE USING BIKING AS A COMMUTING OPTION CAN STAY ON THE STREET, AND NOT BE TRYING TO WEAVE IN AND OUT OF TOURISTS, AND PEDESTRIANS THAT ARE WALKING ON THE SIDELINES. I UNDERSTAND ONCE IT’S FINALLY COMPLETED, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE AN INCREDIBLE BIKE LANE, BUT IT’S PRETTY SCARY DOWN THERE, ESPECIALLY AS PEOPLE LINED UP TO GET ON 99 CELL, AND I AM WONDERING IF YOU HAVE HEARD THAT CONCERN, IF THERE IS STILL úTHE ABILITY TO ADD NOT JUST A SHARED BLAME BECAUSE IT GETS CONGESTED DOWN THERE, BUT A NARROW BIKE LANE, SO PEOPLE KNOW WHERE THE REVENUE IS. >>WE ARE AWARE OF THAT CONCERN. THE CORE ISSUE IS AROUND SPACE, AND HOW TO PROVIDE A SAFE SPACE WITH THE REBUILD PROJECT. >>I WILL JUST ADD, YOU ARE RIGHT. THE BICYCLE FACILITIES HAVE BEEN INADEQUATE FOR A LONG TIME. A MULTIUSE PATH HAS SERVED THAT PURPOSE FOR A LONG TIME. WE DID ENJOY IT DURING THE SEAWALL CONSTRUCTION. ACQUIRED ARAUD UNDERNEATH THE VIADUCT, I THINK THE CYCLING COMMUNITY APPRECIATED. NOW, IT’S FOUR LANES, VERY BUSY. WE ARE TRYING TO MAINTAIN ACCESS TO THE MULTIUSE PATH. CERTAINLY, THAT DEDICATED SPACE IS THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION, BUT SPACE IS A CONSTRAINT. WE ARE TRYING TO PUT OUT MORE REFLECTORS ON SOME OF THOSE TEMPORARY POLLS AROUND THEM JUST TO MAKE SURE THE VISIBILITY IS GOOD ON THAT PATH AND MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT ENCROACHING ON ITS WIDTH AND IT’S EIGHT FEET WIDE, BUT WE WILL ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING THAT PERMANENT FACILITY AND, AND WE WILL WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS AT SDOT.>>ANOTHER ITEM I’VE MENTIONED IS THE NEED FOR MORE BIKE CORRALS, ESPECIALLY DOWN BY THE FERRY TERMINAL. THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF PEOPLE I THINK HAVE BEEN EXCITED TO TRY OUR RENTAL BIKES THAT ARE AVAILABLE. UNFORTUNATELY, WE LOST ONE, BUT THERE IS STILL A JUMP BIKE OUT THERE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A BIKE CORRAL BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, THEY GET PARKED RIGHT ON THE SIDEWALK. THEY ARE A DANGER FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES OR VISION IMPAIRMENTS, AND A DANGER FOR PEDESTRIANS, AND OTHER CYCLISTS IN THE AREA. THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE A PRETTY QUICK FIX AS WE GET EVERYTHING ELSE DONE. I KNOW THIS IS NOT THE ENTIRE PRESENTATION, BUT JUST BECAUSE úIT HAPPENS TO BE PART OF THIS SLIDE. >>WITH ASKED THAT QUESTION. THEY FOUND WITH SDOT IN GENERAL, HOW TO GET USERS TO USE THESE CORRALS. THAT’S PART OF THE THING WITH THE BIKESHARING IS IT’S DESIGNED FOR JUMP. >>BUT THERE’S NONE RIGHT NOW. I WAS CALL IT THE FOOT FERRY. THE WATER TAXI. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY DOWN THERE, BUT STILL, PEOPLE COME WITHOUT A PLACE TO PUT THEIR BIKES. THAT’S SOMETHING I WOULD LOVE TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOU GUYS ON NOW THAT WE HAVE THE NEW WATER TAXI AREA. I WILL HOLD MY OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT A DESIRE FOR A YEAR-ROUND WATER TAXI. THAT WOULD BE A GREAT WAY FOR MORE PEOPLE TO ENJOY THE WATERFRONT. RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE LIMITED HOURS DURING THE WINTER. I THINK IT’S A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDAY TOURISTS, FAMILIES, AND WE CAN FAMILIES FOR THEM TO COME BACK AND FORTH. >>IT’S A GREAT SERVICE. >>SURE. >>TRYING TO KEEP TO SCHEDULE. I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT TO HEAR FROM DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS. A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF OUR SCHEDULE. THE KEY THING TO KNOW IS WE ARE WELL UNDERWAY NOW. WE WILL BE HARD AT WORK ON CONSTRUCTION INTO 2024. WE HAVE ABOUT FOUR YEARS OF TOTAL CONSTRUCTION. THE ROADWAY WILL BE THE FIRST ELEMENT THAT WILL OPEN, THE FIRST MAJOR ELEMENT, WHICH WILL OPEN AHEAD OF THAT. WE ARE STILL WORKING THROUGH THE DETAILS OF THAT SCHEDULING. IT WON’T BE THAT EVERYTHING OPENS ALL AT ONCE IN 2024. WE MENTIONED, PIER 62 WILL OPEN IN THE SPRING. YOU ALSO SEE SOME OF THE OTHER RELATED COLMON DOCK REBUILD, MID 23. MORE TO COME IF THEY HIT THAT TARGET. IT’S ON THE TAIL END OF WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION. IT HAS BEEN IMPORTANT TO GET THE NEW SURFACE ROAD OPEN AS THEY BEGIN THE WORK, AS WELL. BUT THIS IS BASICALLY OUR WORK PLAN. >>YES. >>WE WERE LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST FOUR. GOOD JOB. WELL DONE, ALL THREE OF YOU. >>$728 MILLION TOTAL BUDGET. THIS IS ESSENTIALLY THE CAPITAL PROGRAM THAT YOU SEE. YOU CAN SEE THE FUNDING PARTNERSHIP I MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING. $260 MILLION OF CITY FUNDS. ABOUT $200 MILLION OF STATE FUNDING. THAT’S THROUGH THE ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM. THAT’S PART OF THE FUNDING THAT ALSO INCLUDED THE DEEP BORED TUNNEL, AND OTHER RELATED PROJECTS. $110 MILLION OF PRIVATE PHILANTHROPY, AND THE $160 MILLION LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT. >>WE SHOULD GIVE A BIG SHOUT OUT TO FRIENDS OF THE WATERFRONT. THEY’VE BEEN FRONT AND CENTER WITH US RAISING THE $110 MILLION. IT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL WATCHING THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ON THAT. >>WE COULD COME AND TALK. THEY COULD GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THEIR PROGRESS. THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB OF BROADENING THEIR ORGANIZATION RIGHT NOW. THEY ARE REALLY STAFFING UP FOR PROGRAMMING, COMMUNITY OUTREACH. THEY GO OUT AND DO A LOT OF OUTREACH AROUND HOW TO BRING PEOPLE TO THE PROJECT. I MENTIONED, FUNDING, COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO GET PEOPLE DOWN, ENJOYING THE WATERFRONT. THERE RIGHT NOW, STANDING UP THERE OPERATING TEAM. THEY ARE ACTUALLY BRINGING IN STAFF, WHOSE DEDICATED FOCUS IS ON PARK OPERATIONS. THEY ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT ON THE SELECTION OF THAT TEAM. >>WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MORE PUBLIC RESTROOMS, CORRECT? >>WE ARE. SEVERAL NEW PUBLIC RESTROOMS, AN ANCHOR RESTROOM WATERFRONT PARK BY THE AQUARIUM. THAT WILL BE A STAFFED RESTROOM, WHICH WILL HELP KEEP IT SAFE, ATTRACTIVE TO USE. >>ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU. >>I AM NOT GOING TO SPEND MORE TIME ON THE L.I.D.. YOU WILL SPEND MORE TIME THIS YEAR, BUT THIS IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE L.I.D. AREA, SOME OF THE KEY FACTS, FIGURES ASSOCIATED WITH THAT. MOST IMPORTANTLY IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT GOING FORWARD. WE HAD OUR FIRST OF A SERIES OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON TUESDAY THIS WEEK, AND THE FINAL PHASE OF THE L.I.D., WHICH IS THE CONFIRMATION OF THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL. WE ARE ANTICIPATING COUNCIL WILL ANTICIPATE ACTION IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR ON THAT AFTER WE’VE GONE THROUGH THE HEARING EXAMINER PROCESS, AND THEN FINAL ACTION REGARDING THE BOND ORDINANCE, TO ACTUALLY ISSUE BONDS AGAINST THE FUNDING SOURCE THAT WOULD TAKE PLACE IN THE FALL OF THIS YEAR. SO REALLY, OUR MAJOR TOPIC WITH THIS COMMITTEE, WE ARE HAPPY WE GET TO CONTINUE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THIS COMMITTEE, WILL BE AROUND THE L.I.D. THIS YEAR. >>THESE CIVIC PROJECTS . >>YES, OTHER CIVIC PROJECTS. THAT’S THE OFFICE OF THE WATERFRONT IN A NUTSHELL. >>ANY QUESTIONS FROM COLLEAGUES? GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU. AS WE KNOW, THERE’S A BEAUTIFUL, OLD STRUCTURE DOWN THERE NEXT TO THE WATER TAXI ENTRANCE. I DON’T KNOW HOW OLD IT IS, BUT IT LOOKS ORIGINAL. IS PART OF OUR REAR DESIGN GOING TO BE INCORPORATING THAT INTO SOME SORT OF PARK ELEMENT, FOR FOLKS WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, MAYBE YOU CAN EXPLAIN. >>IT’S THE WASHINGTON STREET BILL CLINTON. THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL HOME OF THE HARBORMASTER. BASICALLY, THE BUILDING FELL INTO DISREPAIR. WE ACTUALLY JUST FINISHED THE RESTORATION OF IT, SO YOU PROBABLY NOTICED, IT LOOKS GREAT NOW. IS A LANDMARK BUILDING. LIGHTING. ALL OF THE STEEL HAS BEEN REDONE. THE BUILDING IS FENCED OFF RIGHT NOW. ULTIMATELY, ONCE THE PARK IS BUILT AROUND IT, IT IS PART OF THE PROMENADE. IT WILL BE A CENTER FOR HELP PEOPLE ARRIVE FROM PIONEER SQUARE. AND I MENTIONED THIS PARTNERSHIP AROUND SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE. THERE IS A SMALL HARBORMASTER’S OFFICE, WHICH IS THAT SMALL SPACE. THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE SMALL FOOD AND BEVERAGE. COFFEE, ICE CREAM, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING IN A PARTNER TO WORK WITH US THERE. THE LAST THING I WILL SAY IS IF YOU LOOK NEXT TO IT, WE HAVE THE HABITAT BENCH, THAT WAS BUILT BY JESSICA AND HER TEAM AS PART OF THE SEAWALL, THE WATERFRONT. THAT’S A NEARSHORE HABITAT RESTORATION THAT WAS PART OF OUR PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE SALMON HABITAT RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN’T REALLY USE IT YET BECAUSE THERE’S NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO REALLY START PROGRAMMING, BUT AS SOON AS THE PARK IS BUILT AROUND IT, ALL OF THE FENCES COME DOWN, WE CAN USE IT. >>WE HANDLED CONCESSION CONTRACTS CORRECT? PARKS HANDLES THAT? WE’RE NOT GOING TO GO TO THE WATERFRONT PEACE? DO YOU HANDLE THOSE CONTRACTS? >>THOSE ARE HANDLED BY FRIENDS OF SEATTLE WATERFRONT. >>BUT WE WILL BE INVOLVED IN THOSE, AS WELL? >>WE ARE SETTING UP THE LICENSE AGREEMENTS FOR FRIENDS, WHICH WILL SAVE WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE FOR THEM, AS FAR AS THOSE CONCESSIONS. >>IN THE SAME EQUITY LENS WE HAVE ON ALL OF THE OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES, INCUBATION. >>THERE’S A WHOLE SET OF COMMITMENTS THAT THIS COMMITTEE HELPED TO SHAPE AROUND THE FIRST LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR PIER 62, AROUND FRIENDS COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC OFF REPROGRAMMING. WHAT DOES SHE LIKE TO CALL IT? HELLER FREE? AND HOW THEY ARE — >>SUPER FREE. YOU CAN’T GET MORE FREE THAN THAT. >>THEY ARE COMMITTED TO FREE PUBLIC EVENT, BRINGING THE COMMUNITY INTO THE WAY THAT THEY STAFF. >>THE POINT I WANT TO MAKE IS WE PUT FRIENDS OF THE WATERFRONT AND AQUARIUM, ALL OF THOSE FOLKS THROUGH THE SAME RACIAL SOCIAL JUSTICE LENS AS EVERYTHING ELSE, SO WE MAKE SURE ALL OF THOSE CONTRACTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE CITY, CORRECT? >>REAL QUICK QUESTION. THE BOMBS YOU REFERENCED, WHAT’S THE SOURCE OF FUNDING TO PAY THE DEBT ON THE BOMBS? >>WE ARE USING TWO KINDS OF BONDS. WE HAVE A SET THAT ARE ISSUED BY THE CITY THAT ARE PAID BACK WITH COMMERCIAL PARKING TAXES. THAT’S BEING USED FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT. PROPERTY OWNERS CAN PAY OVERTIME, SO ISSUE BONDS BACKED BY THE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT REVENUES. ONCE THE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FINAL ASSESSMENTS ARE FINALIZED, APPROVED, THE CITY WILL SELL THOSE BONDS, AND THEY WILL BE BACK TO BUY THOSE REVENUES FROM THE PEOPLE WHO PAID THE ASSESSMENTS. >>THANK YOU. GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN, AS ALWAYS. ALWAYS A PLEASURE. >>I WAS DOWN AT THE MARKET ON SATURDAY. IT WAS GREAT. GOOD JOB. >>ITEM 3, SEATTLE PUBLIC OVERVIEW AND 2020 WORKPLAN. >>GOOD MORNING. >>HAPPY NEW YEAR. >>WE ARE HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU IN 2020. I AM YOUR CHIEF LIBRARIAN JOINED BY — >>GOLSHAN SORTS, COMMUNITY, PARTNERSHIPS, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEAD. >>WE ARE HAPPY TO MEET WITH YOU AND TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK OCCURRING AT THE LIBRARY, AND INTRODUCE YOU TO HOW WE ORGANIZED INSTRUCTION. >>WE ARE ALSO HAPPY THE LEVEE PAST. >>WE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT THE LEVY PASSED THANK YOU TO COUNCIL FOR YOUR SUPPORT WE ARE GOING TO TOUCH UPON THAT IN A MINUTE. OUR MISSION IS TO BRING OUR MISSION — I DON’T THINK IT’S A.>>DO YOU HAVE IT PRINTED? WE CAN MOVE THAT ROUTE. >>I WILL BE SPEAKING FROM EACH OF THE PAGES AS MUCH AS I CAN, BUT I AM ON PAGE 2, JUST SO YOU KNOW WHERE I AM STARTING FROM. OUR MISSION IS TO BRING PEOPLE INFORMATION, IDEAS TOGETHER. I THINK WE DO THAT QUITE WELL. WE HAVE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO SO ENGAGE. I WILL BE SHARING THOSE AS WE MOVE FORWARD. WE PROMOTE JOYFUL LEARNING. WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE OUTDOORS. WE DO SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. WE HAVE A STATISTIC LATER IN THE FLIGHT ABOUT THAT, FOR PROGRAMMING, BUT WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN BOOKS. PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO REALIZE THAT’S VERY HELPFUL TO US. IN FACT, WE HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU BUT WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU RIGHT NOW. THE WHOLE COMMITTEE GETS IT. >>YOU GOT OUR BOOKS FOR THE YEAR. >>THIS IS THE NEW ONE. WE WILL BE BACK WITH THAT ONE, AS WELL, BUT WE ARE BRINGING YOU A BOOK CALLED PALACE OF THE PEOPLE. IT TALKS ABOUT THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES AND CITIES, AND HOW WE ARE GATHERING SPACES FOR THAT. IT’S REALLY APROPOS FOR WHAT WE DO TO BRING PEOPLE, INFORMATION, AND IDEAS TOGETHER. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE AUTHOR. HE’S BEEN TO SEATTLE A COUPLE OF TIMES TO SPEAK, REALLY DRAWS A BIG CROWD. I KNOW THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION HAD HIM IN LAST YEAR. >>IS THAT MAYOR PETE? >>IT IS. ENDORSEMENTS EVERYWHERE. WE EVEN HAD MAYOR PETE IN THE LIBRARY TWO YEARS AGO. ONE OF OUR LARGEST ATTENDED CROWDS EVER. SHE REALLY HAD A BIG SHOWING. >>I GUESS I WASN’T INVITED. >>WE WILL CORRECT THAT. WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE RECEIVING ALL OF THOSE. >>THANK YOU. >>AGAIN, WE PROVIDE ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND PROGRAMMING ALL AWAY FROM BIRTH THROUGH OLDER ADULTHOOD. WE HAVE 27 LOCATIONS IN 26 NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARIES ACROSS THE CITY, IN EACH OF YOUR DISTRICTS. CENTRAL COLLEGE IS RIGHT ON THE STREET FROM YOU IS A SERVICE HUB FOR CIRCULATION, SECURITY, AND MAINTENANCE. IS ALSO WHERE WE DEVELOP THE PROGRAMS CARRIED OUT BY OUR 673 AMBASSADORS WHO WORK FOR THE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGIONS I’VE MAPPED CLOSELY TO YOUR COUNCIL DISTRICTS. EACH COLLABORATES WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND PARTNERS TO IDENTIFY, AND RESPOND TO COMMUNITY PRIORITIES. >>THANK YOU FOR PUTTING IN THE COUNCIL DISTRICTS. >>YES, WE DID THAT. WE ARE GOING TO GO IN AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE LIBRARIES ON THE, SO ANY TIME YOU SEE IT, YOU KNOW THE LIBRARY IS IN YOUR REGION. WE WILL DO THAT FOR YOU. JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME OF THE NUMBERS OF OUR SYSTEM, WE ARE A VERY BUSY SYSTEM. WE HAD ABOUT 12 MILLION ITEMS CIRCULATED LAST YEAR, WHICH MEANS WE ARE ONE OF THE LEADING LIBRARIES IN THE WORLD WITH CIRCULATION. WE HAD 17 MILLION VISITS, BOTH IN PERSON AND ONLINE LAST YEAR, AND WE HAD 2,535,000 WI-FI, AND COMPUTER ACCESS SESSIONS DURING THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, MANY PEOPLE COME INTO THE LIBRARY TO USE OUR HIGH-SPEED WI-FI ACCESS. BECAUSE OF THAT, THAT NUMBER OF USAGE, OR THAT USAGE IS INCREASING, BUT WE ARE ALSO SEEING A DECENT NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL USING THE COMPUTERS WE HAVE IN OUR LIBRARIES. >>TWO QUICK QUESTIONS. WHERE ARE WE AT NATIONALLY? >>WE ARE AT THE TOP. WE ARE NORMALLY BLEEDING IN PER CAPITA PER YEAR. I THINK HONG KONG COMES IN SECOND, AND I JUST HAVEN’T LOOKED AT THE NUMBERS RECENTLY. WE ARE A CITY SYSTEM, NOT COMPARING WITH THE COUNTY SYSTEM. >>WE HAVEN’T MEASURED HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING BACK. >>WE ARE EXPECTING THE FIRST REPORT IN FEBRUARY. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. WE WILL BRING THAT TO YOU. PEOPLE ARE BRINGING BOOKS BACK, WHICH IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE THERE WAS THE CONCERN THAT PEOPLE WOULD NOT RETURN THEIR BOOKS IF THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO PAY A FINE. >>COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, HAVE YOU RETURNED YOUR BOOKS? >>I HAVE AN ANECDOTE. I HAD A FRIEND ON PARENTAL LEAVE. SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE ON ONE INCOME FOR SIX MONTHS. SHE WENT TO THE LIBRARY. THEY TOLD HER SHE HAD A $60 FINE. SHE IS MIDDLE INCOME. THAT WAS A HARDSHIP FOR THEM. SHE WAS LIKE, IF IT WAS A HARDSHIP FOR ME, IMAGINE HOW HARD IT IS FOR FOLKS WHO ARE REALLY STRUGGLING MONTH-TO- MONTH. SHE SAID, ONCE THEY SAID I COULD COME AND MY FINES WOULD BE WAIVED, WE CAME EVERY DAY WITH OUR NEW KIDDOS. IT’S REALLY BROUGHT THEM BACK INTO THE LIBRARY. >>IT’S BRINGING PEOPLE BACK. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. IT’S AMAZING HOW MANY STAYED AWAY BECAUSE OF THAT ONE THING, WE WEREN’T AWARE. >>THE WESTERN WORLD DIDN’T COLLAPSE AS EVERYONE THOUGHT. >>THAT IS SO TRUE. WE ARE QUITE PROUD TO JOIN. THERE ARE 60 TO 75 LIBRARIES DOING IT NOW. CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO COMING ON BOARD. BUT DIDN’T CHICAGO HAVE A $250,000 DECREASE? I READ ALL THAT STUFF. I KNOW YOU DON’T THINK I DO, BUT I DO. >>YOU DO, YOU DO. YOU ARE KEEPING ME ON MY TOES. >>THERE ARE ADDITIONAL STATISTICS IN THE SLIDE, BUT WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE 101 BOOKS AND MATERIALS CIRCULATED TO HOMEBOUND, DISABLED SENIOR CITIZENS, DAY CARES. TWO YEARS AGO, WE REVAMPED OUR MOBILE BOOK SERVICE TO GET INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE THERE WERE DISADVANTAGED, OR WHERE THE ECONOMIC RESOURCES WEREN’T THERE. WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE HOW THAT INCREASE HAS CARRIED FORWARD. WE ARE A CITY DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, BUT WE ALSO OPERATE DIFFERENTLY FROM MOST OF THE DEPARTMENTS WHO REPORT TO COUNCIL. WE HAVE A FIVE-MEMBER BOARD APPOINTED BY MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL, WHO THEN IN TURN HIRES THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND LIBRARIAN. WE ARE STRUCTURED AND FOUR AREAS WITH INSTITUTIONAL, STRATEGIC ADVANCEMENT, WHICH COVERS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, BUT ALSO EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, MARKETING, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, WHICH IS OUR BUDGET, FINANCE OFFICES, AND THEN LIBRARY PROGRAMS, SERVICES, WHICH IS EVERYTHING YOU SEE WHEN YOU WALK INTO OUR LIBRARIES. OUR FUNDING IS STRUCTURED SO THAT WE WILL HAVE A $91.7 MILLION BUDGET FOR 2020. THAT IS VERY HELPFUL TO THE WORK THAT WE NEED. YOU WILL ALSO NOTE 64% IS FROM GENERAL FUND. WHICH WILL PROBABLY SHOW ABOUT 32% ADJUSTED FOR THE INCREASE. AND THEN A SMALL DECREASE IN THE GENERAL FUND. IT WILL ALL COME OUT WITH ABOUT 3 PERCENTAGE POINTS OF EACH OTHER. AS WE SHARED, THE LEVY PASSED, AND SOME OF THE OTHER PROMISES ARE SHOWN HERE. NO MORE LATE FEES. THAT STARTED JANUARY 2. WE ARE REALLY EXCITEDABOUT THAT. WE ARE HERE IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH, DEPENDING ON WHEN WE APPEAR AGAIN. WE’VE ADDED ADDITIONAL HOURS AT YOUR LIBRARIES. EACH ONE OF THE LIBRARIES IN YOUR DISTRICT SHOULD HAVE ADDITIONAL HOURS ON SUNDAYS, OPENING UP 12:00 NOON TO PROVIDE MORE ACCESS TO OUR RESOURCES, ALSO RECOGNIZING THAT WE SERVE THE CITY AS A WARMING SHELTER IN THE WINTER. WE WILL BE TAKING ON TWO ADDITIONAL POINTS IN JUNE. ACROSS SEVEN OF OUR LOCATIONS, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH OUR LEARNING EXPANSION IN JUNE 2020. WE ALSO HAVE NEW COMMUNITY RESOURCE PROGRAMS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH, THAT WILL START JUNE TO ALL OF 2020, THEN FINALLY, WE HAVE THREE SEISMIC RETROFITS THAT WE ARE WORKING ON. AND WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT HOW WE MIGHT ENHANCE THE VISION OF EACH OF THOSE SEISMIC RETROFITS TO GIVE THE PUBLIC SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, AND EXPECTATIONS, BUT WE ARE JUST IN THE EARLY STAGES. >>WE HAVE OUR SOCIAL WORKER DOWNTOWN. >>AND THE NEW COMMUNITY RESOURCE PROGRAM. WE WILL HAVE A NEW AND A PART- TIME PERSON. ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE WORKING WITH IS THE PROGRAM WE WORK THROUGH, DSC, DOES NOT HAVE THE YOUTH COMPONENTS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE ADDITIONAL AGENCY TO HELP US WITH THAT ASPECT. >>YOU CAN FOLLOW UP ONLINE. >>I WAS REALLY EXCITED WE WERE ABLE TO GET THAT INTO THE AMENDED LEVY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, THE CHAIR. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO KNOW MORE AS YOUR ROLL OUT, WHERE THOSE SERVICES ARE, EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE CITY, AND I’M ASSUMING IT’S A DROP IN THE BUCKET IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU REALLY NEED. SIMULTANEOUS TO THAT CONVERSATION AROUND SERVICES OR YOUTH, IS THE DESIRE TO HAVE MORE SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS AT THE LIBRARIES TO HELP PEOPLE GET CONNECTED TO JOBS, HOUSING, ETC. WE WEREN’T ABLE TO GET THAT INCLUDED. I THINK IT WAS SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR FOLKS WORKING IN THE LIBRARIES. IF YOU HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEED, SO WE CAN PROACTIVELY WORK ON POTENTIALLY ADDING TO, OR SUPPLEMENTING WHAT WAS A PASS IN THE LEVY ON THOSE ASPECTS, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR LATER THIS YEAR. BUT THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I KNOW A QUICK COUPLE THINGS RELATED TO THAT. CERTAINLY, MORE OF A PRESENCE TO HELP US IDENTIFY THE CHALLENGES IN OUR LIBRARIES WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL, AND GAVE ASSURANCE TO OUR PUBLIC, OUR STAFF, AS WELL AS MANY OF OUR PATRONS WHO USE US. SOMEONE REMINDS ME EVERY DAY, MANY OF OUR DAILY READERS, WHICH IS WE CALL OUR HOMELESS POPULATION, ARE LOOKING FOR SAFE SPACES, AS WELL. THEY WOULD RATHER BE INSIDE THAN OUTSIDE. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR THAT. ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS WE ARE LOOKING AT, I WILL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU, IS ONE OF THE RCW’S, WHICH PROVIDES PROVISIONS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE OPERATORS OF BUSES, AND THINGS LIKE THAT. WE ARE TRYING TO ADD LIBRARY STAFF WORKERS. >>WE CAN WORK ON THAT ONE. WE HAVE IT FOR POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, AND EMBOLUS DRIVERS. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE ADDITIONAL HOURS METRIC. IN THE LIBRARY LEVY, WE PROMISED ADDITIONAL HOURS. I THINK WE HAVE ROLLED OUT PART OF THAT. THAT’S THE EARLIER OPENING. >>IN JUNE, I HATE SAYING IT PUBLICLY. WE JUST SETTLED ON MID-JUNE FOR THE DATE THAT WE WILL ROLL OUT THE ADDITIONAL HOURS AT SEVEN OF THE LOCATIONS. THOSE WERE THE SECOND PART OF THE LEVY’S REQUEST. >>THAT’S FOR THE LATER HOURS? >>YES, THAT WOULD BE THE LATER HOURS. >>GREAT. >>WHEN WILL THERE BE MORE PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT WHICH OF THE SEVEN LIBRARIES ARE GOING TO BE RECEIVING LATER HOURS? >>THAT INFORMATION WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE TO YOU. IF NOT, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHEN WE WILL START THE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION ABOUT THIS. THAT WILL PROBABLY COME MID MARCH TO APRIL. >>FANTASTIC. MISTER AND MRS. EAGLE, WHO WE SPOKE WITH VERY OFTEN, I APPRECIATE THE LIBRARY’S RESPONSIVENESS. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE HEAR ABOUT THEM GOING STRAIGHT TO YOU, SO WE APPRECIATE IS COMING OVER. WE WILL FOLLOW UP TO MAKE SURE THAT, IF THAT ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LOCATION — THERE ARE SEVEN LOCATIONS THAT ARE GETTING EXTRA HOURS AS PART OF THE LEVY, AND EXTRA HOURS ADDED TO MOST OF THE LIBRARIES AS A RESULT OF THE EXTENDED SERVICE. JUST MOVING QUICKLY TO THE NEXT SLIDE, JUST IN CASE WE’VE NEVER PUT THIS IN FRONT OF YOU. THIS IS OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTION. WE DO IT IN THREE-YEAR INCREMENTS. WE WILL BE ROLLING OUT THE 2020 TO 2022 MARCH OF THIS YEAR. WHAT WE DO FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, WHAT WE DO FOR THE COMMUNITY, WHAT WE TRY TO DO WITH OUR LIBRARY SYSTEM ITSELF TO IMPROVE UPON IT. THE CIRCLES THEMSELVES ARE WHERE WE FOCUS OUR ATTENTION, AND JUST SO YOU KNOW, WE ARE MOVING FROM A QUANTITATIVE TO A QUALITATIVE ASPECT, SO EVEN THOUGH IT MAY SAY SOMETHING LIKE ACCESS, YOU CAN SAY WE VETTED 65,000 NEW LIBRARY CARDS TO THE SYSTEM. THAT’S JUST A NUMBER. WHAT WE REALLY TRY TO SAY IS WHEN WE PUT OUT 65,000 NEW CARDS, WE MEAN WE ARE GIVING A PATRON ACCESS TO THE COLLECTIONS, AND BOOKS THAT THEY HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROGRAMMING, SOCIAL SERVICES, SUCH AS THE TAX ASSISTANCE HELP, SO THE NUMBER MEANS A LOT, BUT IT’S WHAT THEY ARE ABLE TO DO. WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO PIVOT OUR CONVERSATION ABOUT STATISTICS TO A QUALITATIVE POINT AS OPPOSED TO A QUANTITATIVE POINT. I THINK THAT WILL SHOW YOU MORE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING. >>DID YOU PUT UP THERE, YOUR HOTSPOTS? >>THE HOTSPOTS ARE NOT IN THAT ONE. THAT WOULD HAVE FALLEN IN THE PURPLE SECTION. WHAT WE DO FOR THE INDIVIDUAL. IT’S NOT THERE JUST BECAUSE WE CHOOSE DIFFERENT THINGS EACH YEAR, SO I’M NOT SURE WHAT WILL SHOW UP IN THE COMING YEAR. HOTSPOTS, WE ARE DOING A GREAT JOB WITH, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SEE IT IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND ACCESS SECTION OF WHERE THAT OCCURS. WE ARE ROLLING OUT THE NEW UPDATE IN MARCH. REFOCUSED ON FIVE SERVICE PRIORITIES. YOUTH AND FAMILY LEARNING, TECHNOLOGY INDEXES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, SEATTLE, CULTURAL HISTORY, REIMAGINED SPACES. THOSE ARE THE BULLET POINTS THAT WERE IN THE GREEN A MOMENT AGO, AND THAT CIRCLE. THAT IS AREAS WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO HELP THE CITY, IN ANY OF THOSE AREAS, SO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE MEETINGS IN OUR PUBLIC SPACES, WE CERTAINLY OFFER THAT TO EACH OF YOU AS COUNCILMEMBERS. TECHNOLOGY AND ACCESS IS WHERE THE WI-FI OCCURS, TRYING TO ADDRESS THAT GAP IN THE CITY. WE ARE TRYING TO CAPTURE SEATTLE CULTURE AND HISTORY. WE HAVE TWO MAJOR LANDMARKS. IT’S THE MACY’S CLOSING. DO WE HAVE ENOUGH OF INFORMATION ON THAT? JUST IN CASE SOMEONE WANTED TO COME BACK IN A FEW YEARS AND SAY, WHAT WAS THIS BUILDING? 20 YEARS AGO? THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS WE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO CAPTURE, THINK ABOUT. WE ARE NOT AS FAR ALONG. WE ARE GOING TO RETOOL THE TYPES OF THINGS WE THINK ABOUT. >>DID YOU TAKE A POSITION ON MOVING THE ARCHIVES FROM SAND POINT? >>WE DID NOT TAKE A FORMAL POSITION IN THE SENSE THAT WE HAD MUCH SAY IN END. THE STATE LIBRARY AND HAS ASKED EVERYONE TO RESPOND TO THAT. WE ARE WRITING A LETTER IN SUPPORT. >>THE INFORMATION THAT GOT BACK TO US WAS MUDDLED. THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE ARCHIVES WITHIN SEATTLE. I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THAT PHYSICAL STRUCTURE, WHICH I USED TO GO TO AS A LITIGATOR FOR TRIBES. CAN YOU WORK WITH NAGGING ON THAT? OR HAVE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL. THAT IS SUCH A PHENOMENAL RESOURCE WITH THE ARCHIVES, HAVING THAT MOVED, TO WEAR, KANSAS? OR SAN FRANCISCO? >>I WOULD HAVE TO CHECK AGAIN. THIN DISTRICT 4. I AM IN CONTACT WITH SOME OF THE FEDERAL OFFICIALS. THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS PUSHING TO DISPOSE OF THE PROPERTY, SO IT. THEN OU HAVE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, WHO ARE THANKFULLY TRYING TO PRESERVE IT, SO IT’S IN THEIR COURT TO PRESERVE ANY SORT OF SUPPORT TO GET, TO KEEP IT AS AN ARCHIVAL BUILDING, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS YOU POINTED OUT. >>SO WE WILL WORK WITH YOUR OFFICE? >>SURE. WHILE I WAS LISTENING TO JESUS AND MARSHALL, I HAD RECEIVED THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE LETTER, SO I CAN REVIEW IT. I WILL MAKE SURE IT IS KNOWN TO BOTH OF YOU. ALSO, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, I CAN PLACE YOU IN CONTACT WITH THE STATE LIBRARY AND, CINDY HAYDEN, WHO IS WORKING ON THIS, AS WELL. >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN. >>MOVING ON. AS YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE CITY IS INVOLVED IN THIS, BUT CERTAINLY, THE LIBRARY HAS ITS FAIR SHARE OF EQUITY WORK AT THE LIBRARY. WE PRIORITIZE OUR WORK FOCUSING ON EQUITY AND A COMMITMENT TO OUR STI, LEADING WITH RACE. WE HAVE HAD OUR COMMUNITY RESOURCE SPECIALIST DROP IN AT BALLARD, IN CAPITOL HILL, AND IN REFERENCE TO COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S QUESTION, I KNOW ONE OF THE AREAS WE ARE FOCUSING ON WITH YOUTH IS THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BECAUSE WE HAVE A LARGE HOMELESS YOUTH POPULATION THAT FREQUENTS THAT LIBRARY. WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SERVE THEM BETTER WITH COMMUNITY RESOURCE SPECIALIST. THE OTHER THING WE ARE DOING THROUGH THAT SERVICE IS TRYING TO OFFER REFERRAL SERVICES FOR SHELTER, MENTAL HEALTH, JOB TRAINING, ALL OF THE THINGS YOU MIGHT THINK OF. WE LOAN THE WI-FI HOTSPOT TO THE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT, SO THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THAT. EACH ONE CAN SERVE 15 PEOPLE AT ONE TIME, SO IF WE CAN INSTALL FOUR AT ONE TIME, THAT’S 60 PEOPLE WITH ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IN THE ENCAMPMENT. >>REALLY QUICKLY. DID WE EVER CLEAR UP THE LICENSING THING ON THE E-BOOKS? >>[ LAUGHTER ] IT IS STILL A WRESTLE WITH THE PUBLISHER. >>WE WILL GET RIGHT ON THAT. >>YEAH. SO, THE LAST THING I WILL SHARE ON EQUITY WORK IS WE ARE TRYING TO PUSH OUR LIBRARY STAFF OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY TO TALK TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH A SIMILAR PICTURE. WE CREATED IT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHERE THEY FELT THE NEED FOR MATERIALS BUT WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND THROUGH PUBLISHERS. THIS YEAR’S BOOK WAS A COUNTING BOOK. THE YEAR BEFORE WAS AN ALPHABET BOOK. WE WORKED WITH THE PUBLISHER AND THESE FAMILIES. >>YOU HAVE DENISE JUNEAU. >>WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT AT THE NEW HOLLY CENTER. JUST TO HONOR THEM. EACH ONE OF THEM HAD A SIGNING CEREMONY AS THE AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS WERE THERE, SO IT WAS A FUN EVENT. THE COMMUNITY BROUGHT OUT LOTS OF FOOD FOR EVERYONE. ONE OF THE FINAL THINGS I WANTED TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT IS OUR WORK TOWARD FUTURE READYING FOR THE LIBRARY SYSTEM. I KNOW IT’S EASY FOR MANY LIBRARIES TO THINK ABOUT WHAT DOES PROGRAMMING LOOK LIKE? WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU GOING TO BUY? WHAT TYPE OF SERVICE WILL YOU OFFER? BUT ONE OF THE WAYS WE ARE TREATING THIS IS WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ARE THE DISRUPTORS GOING TO BE THAT ARE GOING TO IMPACT THE LIBRARY? WE RECOGNIZE, AS YOU WILL SEE, THAT THERE ARE ABOUT NINE DISRUPTORS TO THE WORK THAT WE DO THAT IS GOING TO IMPACT OUR WORK. JUST AS AN EXAMPLE, CLIMATE CHANGE IS ONE. WE HAVE SEVEN LOCATIONS WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING. AS WE SERVE MORE OF THE CITY IN THEIR REGARD TO BEING WARMING SHELTERS OR COOLING SHELTERS, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FACE THAT ISSUE, AND THE SECOND ONE IS THE URBANIZATION, DENSITY INCREASE. I SHOULD SAY, THESE ARE NOT JUST DISRUPTORS FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE. THESE ARE DISRUPTORS ACROSS THE WORLD, SO WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THESE MINE AS THE THINGS WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT FOR OUR FUTURE, TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE CONTINUALLY RELEVANT TO THE PUBLIC, AS THEY WISH TO ENGAGE US. AT SOME POINT, WE HAVE BEEN DOING PRESENTATIONS ON THIS AT LIBRARY CONFERENCES, SO IF YOU WOULD EVER LIKE ME TO PRESENT ON THAT — >>THOSE ARE OUR DISRUPTORS, AS WELL. >>YES. THEY AFFECT EVERY DECISION YOU HAVE TO MAKE, CERTAINLY, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS, AS WELL. >>I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION. THEN WE CAN WRAP UP. WE KIND OF TALKED ABOUT THIS ONLINE, BUT IF WE CAN COME BACK, ARE WE GOING TO BE WORKING ON, OR LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN PROVIDE LIBRARY SERVICES WITH THE SEATTLE CAULKING COUNTY JAIL? >>WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT SOME MORE, OFF-LINE ABOUT IT. RIGHT NOW, THAT IS A SERVICE THAT KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM IS TECHNICALLY SERVING. I KNOW A FEW YEARS AGO, THERE WAS A CONCERN AS TO WHETHER THEY WOULD CONTINUE THAT, AND KING COUNTY HAS A NEW LIBRARY DIRECTOR. I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO ASK HER. >>WE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THAT A PRIORITY IN OUR WORK PLAN. AS A FORMER PUBLIC DEFENDER AND JUDGE, PEOPLE HAVING ACCESS TO THOSE MATERIALS, YOU CAN’T BRING IN A HOTSPOT, BUT THEY HAVE THE OTHER MATERIAL. THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STICKING POINT. I WAS HOPING WE COULD PUT IT IN OUR WORK PLAN, AS WELL. WE WOULD LIKE TO BE IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS. >>WE WILL MAKE SURE TO DO THAT. >>ANYTHING ELSE FROM MY COLLEAGUES? THANK YOU, ALLISON. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. ARE YOU LEAVING THE ADDITIONAL BOOKS FOR THE OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS? >>NO, THEY DON’T GET TO SEE THEM. >>IS THERE AN ESTIMATE TO LOOK AT HOW WE USE THE AIRSPACE ABOVE OUR LIBRARIES? FOR SOME OF THE CHILDCARE HOUSING THAT WE HAD GIVEN THE PROXIMITY TO LIGHT RAIL, IS THAT A CONVERSATION IN THE WORKS? >>I DON’T WANT TO PARK ANYONE CLOSE TO A BUS, INCLUDING OURSELVES. IT’S NOT A CONVERSATION THAT’S HAPPENING AS A DEDICATED OR DIRECTED CONVERSATION. WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH SOME COMMUNITY AGENCIES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THAT TYPE OF THING, THE GEORGETOWN PROJECT. WE JUST BOUGHT A PROPERTY IN THAT AREA ABOUT A YEAR AGO, I THINK. THEY HAVE APPROACHED US ABOUT SOME SORT OF COLLABORATIVE WORK THERE. IT DOES PRESENT SOME PROBLEMS. I THINK YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE WE ALREADY HAVE A JOINT OR CONDOMINIUM TYPE APPROACH WITH OUR DELRIDGE LIBRARY, SO THOSE ARE ALWAYS CONVERSATIONS WE ARE OPEN TO HAVING, BUT I WILL REACH OUT TO THEM AND SEE IF WE CAN START A MORE FORMAL CONVERSATION. >>THANK YOU, GUYS. >>THANK YOU. >>SEATTLE CENTER OVERVIEW AND 2020 WORKPLAN. IT’S 11:30. I KNOW YOU WILL BE SNAPPY. HOW ONE IS YOUR POWERPOINT? NOT TOO LONG. WE KIND OF KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. >>YOU’VE TRAINED ME WELL. >>I DON’T LIKE THAT THEY CHANGED MY NAME TO PUBLIC ASSETS. >>THANK YOU. I AM ROBERT NELLAMS, DIRECTOR OF SEATTLE CENTER. I AM DELIGHTED TO BE HERE. I JUST WANT TO MAKE A PERSONAL COMMENT. I WAS NOT LAUGHING AT YOU. I TELL EVERYONE THAT I WORK WITH THAT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WORKING WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU READ EVERYTHING. YOU ARE THE MOST PREPARED. THANK YOU. I AM GOING TO GO THROUGH OUR PRESENTATION, AND HOPEFULLY, KEEP YOU ON TRACK. >>IT’S BEYOND THAT. >>[ LAUGHTER ] I ALWAYS START WITH OUR PURPOSE. THE PURPOSE OF SEATTLE CENTER IS TO CREATE EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS, EXPERIENCES, ENVIRONMENTS THAT THE WHITE, IN SPITE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT TO BUILD STRONG COMMUNITIES. WE KIND OF DO A THUMBNAIL OF THAT, A SHORTCUT. WE LIKE TO DELIGHT THE SPIRIT, BUILD COMMUNITY. THAT’S THE VALUE WE THINK WE ADD TO THIS. IN 2016, WE DID OUR LAST ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY. I LIKE TO SHOW THESE NUMBERS NOT TO BRAG OR BOAST, BUT JUST TO REMIND PEOPLE ABOUT THE VALUE THAT ARTS AND CULTURE HAS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT 12 MILLION VISITORS, WERE OVER 12,000 EVENTS, OR ALMOST $2 BILLION OF ECONOMIC, OR BUSINESS ACTIVITY, OVER $600 MILLION IN LABOR INCOME, $75,000 DIRECT JOBS. OVER 18,000 INDIRECT JOBS. IT ALLOWS US TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT OF ARTS AND CULTURE THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND THE VALUES THAT THIS COMMUNITY HAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE BECAUSE YOU WOULD NOT CREATE A SEATTLE CENTER AND ANY METROPOLITAN AREA. THIS WAS SOMETHING OUR COMMUNITY DECIDED THEY WERE GOING TO DO 50 YEARS AGO, AND IT IS STILL HERE. >>THEY ARE THRIVING. >>THEY ARE STILL HERE AND THRIVING. I LOVE THAT WE ARE STEWARDS OF THAT, WE GET TO WORK WITH YOU TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. JUST TO GO OVER, YOU KNOW, IT’S A 74 ACRE CAMPUS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE WE GOT OVER 40 ACRES OF THAT OPEN AND GREEN SPACE. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT WE LOOK AT HOW WE RUN THIS PLACE. WE HAVE KIND OF A FIVE P PROCESS. THIS IS WHAT WE LOOK AT WHEN WE LOOK AT BEING THE STEWARDS OF SEATTLE CITY CENTER. WE START WITH THE PLACE, THE PEOPLE. WE LOOK AT THE PROGRAMS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND THEN WE LOOK AT OUR PERFORMANCE. WHEN WE ARE DOING OUR STRATEGIC PROCESSES, AND SO FORTH, THOSE ARE THE PIECES WE FOCUS ON. I DIDN’T BRING THAT TO YOU BECAUSE WE ARE DOING SOMETHING NOW AS THE ARENA IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. WE ARE IN WHAT WE CALL A TRANSITION. IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN, WE HAD A PLAN THAT ENDED IN 2018, AND THEN WE STARTED A NEW STRATEGIC PLAN IN 2019. 2019-2020, WE ARE, THAT THE NEUTRAL ZONE FOR US. IT’S THE TIME WE HAD AN ENDING. THE ENDING WAS THE CLOSING OF KEYARENA. IN 2021, WE WILL HAVE A NEW BEGINNING, WHICH WILL BE THE OPENING OF A NEW ARENA. IN THE 19/21 PART OF 21, WE WILL BE DEVELOPING, OKAY. WHERE ARE WE GOING AND WHAT IS SEATTLE CITY CENTER GOING TO BE IN THE FUTURE? WE ARE AT A PIVOTAL TIME, BUT WE ARE ALSO AT A TIME WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CREATIVITY, ETC. I ALSO DIDN’T BRING YOU A CHART BECAUSE WE ARE DOING REWORKING NOW TO TRY TO PIVOT INTO THIS TIME, TRY TO MAKE SURE, AS WE GO INTO OUR FUTURE, WE ARE RESTRUCTURED IN A WAY THAT MAKES SENSE. I WILL SHARE THAT WITH YOU WHEN WE ARE DONE WITH THAT. WHEN I TALKED ABOUT PARTNERSHIP, PLACE, PERFORMANCE, PROGRAMS, PEOPLE, A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE SMALL, THE INTERMEDIATE GATHERINGS. THEY ARE DEFINED BY THE SHARED EXPERIENCES THAT PEOPLE HAVE. WE HAVE SOME OF OUR HIGHLIGHT THINGS WHERE WE BRING IN ALL OF THE CULTURAL COMMUNITIES, AND SO FORTH, WHERE WE MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN SEATTLE IS A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN BE PART OF MAKING SURE THEY ARE WELCOME. MAKING SURE THEY ARE PART OF A LARGER COMMUNITY, THEY BRING ALL OF US WANT TO DO THAT, BUT WE ALSO DO THOSE SHARED EXPERIENCES THROUGH MARCHES, RUNS, FESTIVALS, CONCERTS. IT’S KIND OF A, YOU KNOW, CATCHALL. YOU CAN’T DO 12,000+ EVENTS A YEAR IF YOU’RE NOT DOING MULTIPLE THINGS EACH DAY. WE ARE ALSO IN A PLACE WHERE SOME OF THE COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO MOURN, TO CELEBRATE, AND PROVIDE SERVICE TO OTHERS. LOOKING AT THIS IMAGE HAS A COUPLE OF THINGS. ONE, LAST YEAR, WE DID THE FIRST-EVER REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11 WITH POLICE AND FIRE. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY. IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PICTURE, THERE’S A PICTURE OF THE FLOWER VIGIL THAT WAS HELD AFTER 9/11, 2001. WE DO THOSE TYPES OF THINGS WERE FOLKS COME TOGETHER AS ONE, AND WE ALSO DO A LOT OF CELEBRATIONS. WE’VE HAD THE STORM CELEBRATION. WE’VE HAD THE SOUNDERS CELEBRATION. WE ARE ALSO CELEBRATING DIFFERENT CULTURES, SO THERE’S THE SPIRIT WALK IN THIS PICTURE. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE AT SEATTLE CITY CENTER THAT IS MORE UNIQUE THAN OTHER PLACES AS WE HAVE ASSETS, FACILITIES, AND STAFF THAT DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT WE CHALLENGED THEM YEARS TO GO TO SAY, HOW DO WE USE THESE ASSETS AND EXPERTISE DIFFERENTLY? THEY CAME UP WITH THE FREE HEALTH CLINIC. THAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT WEEK. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL OF YOU TO COME TOUR THAT IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY. IT WON’T BE IN THE ARENA BECAUSE OF UNDER CONSTRUCTION, BUT IT WILL BE IN CORNISH, THE, WHOLE, AND SO ONE. IT WILL BE SOMETHING TO SEE. WE WILL STILL BE SERVING DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF OUR COMMUNITY. THE OTHER THING TO KNOW ABOUT SEATTLE CENTER. WE ARE A COLLECTION, A COLLECTIVE. THERE ARE OVER 30 ORGANIZATIONS AT SEATTLE CITY CENTER. THEY PROVIDE DIFFERENT SEGMENTS, ART, CULTURE, EDUCATION. THEY DO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT THINGS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WE HAVE A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WE HAVE A SCHOOL THAT TEACHES HOW TO CREATE VIDEO GAMES, AND DIGITAL PROGRAMS, ETC. THEY DON’T REALIZE THAT WE HAVE SEVEN THEATERS. THERE’S JUST A LOT THAT’S THERE. THE THING TO REMEMBER WHEN I SAY SEATTLE CITY CENTER IS YOURS, THERE’S ONLY THREE PIECES OF PROPERTY ON THIS CAMPUS NOT OWNED BY THE CITY. THAT IS THE SCIENCE CENTER, THE FOOTPRINT, THE SPACE AT MEMORIAL STADIUM. EVERYTHING ELSE IS OUR PROPERTY. EITHER WE RUN IT, OR WE ARE THE LANDLORD. THAT RELATIONSHIP IS SOMETHING WE HAVE. THE LANDLORD RELATIONSHIP IS SOMETHING LIKE CHIHULY AND K XP, ETC. THE OTHER THING TO REMEMBER ABOUT THE 30 RESONANT ORGANIZATIONS, THE FACILITIES THAT ARE ALL THE PLACES AND THINGS THAT WE OWN, AS WE HAVE DEVELOPED VIRTUALLY EVERY FACILITY ON THE CAMPUS THROUGH A P3 OR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP. IF YOU LOOK AT MACAW HALL WITH THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE REP, THE CHILDREN’S THEATER, ETC., ALL OF THOSE OR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. ALL OF THOSE HAVE ELEMENTS THAT MAKE SURE THE BROADER SEGMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY CAN PARTICIPATE. WE PAID BECAUSE WE ARE THE CITY. THESE ARE OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. FOR EACH OF THOSE ENTITIES, A LARGE PORTION OF WHAT THEY WOULD PAY IN RENT TO A PRIVATE SECTOR, WE COLLECT AS ACCESS FOR FOLKS WHO COULDN’T ATTEND. HAVING ACCESS TO THE CHILDREN’S THEATER, THE REP, McCAW HALL, ALL OF THOSE THINGS, THROUGH EITHER TICKETS WERE PROGRAMS, THOSE ENTITIES PROVIDE. THOSE ARE ALL PART OF OUR LEASE AGREEMENTS WE HAVE. WE HAVE GUIDELINES THAT HAVE SET THAT UP FOR US. THE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS I HAVE SPENT A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN. I DIDN’T BRING YOU A THING ON OUR BUDGET BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE NEUTRAL ZONE, WHICH MEANS, RIGHT NOW, WE ARE NOT MAKING THE REVENUES WE WERE MAKING BEFORE. I AM AN ACCOUNTANT BY TRAIN. >>I JUST WANTED TO DO AN OVERVIEW. >>I WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT THE FACT IS THE SUCCESSES ARE PLENTY. THE SEATTLE OPERA BUILT ITS NEW BUILDING THERE. WE ARE GETTING READY TO DO OUR FIFTH THIS YEAR. WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ARMORY, BUT WE WILL BE ENHANCING SEATTLE CITY CENTER AS WE MOVE FORWARD. WITH INVESTMENTS THROUGHOUT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. WE ALSO WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT EVEN THOUGH MOST PEOPLE WOULD THINK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ARENAS, WE ARE STILL DOING A LOT OF SUCCESSFUL STUFF. VERY QUICKLY, OUR STAFF HAS LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE. WE’VE COMPLETED AGREEMENTS. THAT CAN BE ACCEPTED ON THE MONORAIL. WE UPDATED OUR MURAL STAGE, AND ARE SOUND SYSTEMS, AND WE ARE GOING TO START WITH THE NEW PROGRAM TO HAVE COMMERCIAL CONCERTS OUT ON THE MURAL THAT MOST LIKELY WILL START THIS YEAR. OF COURSE, THE CLINIC WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK. AND AS PART OF THE AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW ARENA, THE CLINIC WILL CONTINUE. AND THEN JUST VERY BRIEF THINGS. EVEN THOUGH THE ARENA IS CLOSED, WE DON’T HAVE A LOT GOING ON, WE ARE STILL PROVIDING, OR GETTING REVENUE FROM SPONSORSHIP DEALS, AND THE THING WE ARE MOST PROUD OF, EVEN THOUGH THE ARENA IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WE ACTUALLY INCREASED THE SALES OF OUR FACILITIES, THE RENTALS OF OUR FACILITIES IN 2019. WE ARE CONTINUING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. OF COURSE, I LIKE TO DO A SHOUT OUT TO YOU ALL, AND LEADERSHIP OF THE CHAIR, FOR THE AGREEMENT WITH THE ARENA. WE ARE HAVING A $1 BILLION INVESTMENT TO ONE OF OUR PUBLIC PLACES. THE PLACE HAS BEEN HERE FOR 58 YEARS. WITH THIS INVESTMENT, WE WILL BEAT HER FOR 58 MORE. THAT INVESTMENT IS GOING TO BE TRANSFORMATIONAL. I JUST WANTED TO TALK QUICKLY ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OPG AND THAT ARENA. WE BEGAN WITH THREE VALUES. WE WERE GOING TO PUT PEOPLE FIRST. WE WERE GOING TO MAKE SURE THE PLACE MAKING OF THE ARENA AND THE SEATTLE CITY CENTER WAS GOING TO BE ALIGNED, AND THAT WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS IN PARTNERSHIP. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT RELATIONSHIP AND BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP THAT WILL LAST FOR YEARS IF NOT DECADES. AS WE EVOLVE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD AROUND US EVOLVES, SO, WHAT THAT MEANS IS, AS WE START TO TRANSFORM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD AROUND US THOSE, TOO, AND THERE IS INVESTMENT THERE IMPORTANT TO WHAT’S HAPPENING. IS THE NEW SENT HER STEPS FACILITY ON THIRD AND MERCER. THE PLYMOUTH HEALTH JUST BROKE GROUND ON A NEW PROJECT TO CREATE TRANSITIONAL OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON A PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT WAS SEATTLE CITY CENTERS THAT WE TURNED OVER TO THE OFFICE OF HOUSING, AND NOW THEY’VE TURNED THIS OVER TO THIS PROJECT. AGAIN, ONE CITY DOING THINGS TOGETHER. THE UPTOWN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT HAS BEEN FORMED. THEY ARE STARTING TO SPREAD THEIR WINGS A LITTLE BIT. THE DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH OF THE DENSITY OF THE SPACES AROUND SEATTLE CENTER IS JUST KIND OF EXPLODING, SO WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF NEW NEIGHBORS SOON, AND A LOT OF NEW PATRONS TO ACCOMMODATE. NOW, THAT WAS THE END. THAT’S ALL I WAS GOING TO BRING TO YOU TODAY. BECAUSE I WAS FORFEND I SAW THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE HAVING A LOT OF TIME FOR ME. >>WHAT I WANTED TO DO WAS, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A DEEPER DIVE BECAUSE OF THE WORK WE ARE DOING WITH THE TRANSPORTATION PIECE. WE ARE JUST NOT THERE YET, SO I WANT TO DO AN OVERVIEW, BUT WE WILL DO A MORE INTENSE BRIEFING WORK WILL PROBABLY JUST BE YOU, THE WORK PLAN, THE BUDGET, AND HOW WE ARE MOVING FORWARD. I KNOW WE HAVE TO VOTE. ARE WE DONE ON VOTING FOR RIGHT OF WAYS, AND STUFF LIKE THAT, DIGGING UNDERNEATH, CLOSING OFF THE STREETS, THE BATTERY, THE PLYMOUTH HOUSING THING? WE WILL JUST HAVE YOU COME BACK. >>THERE’S JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS COMING DOWN THE PIPE FOR YOU. ONE IS MOST LIKELY THERE IS AN EASEMENT AGREEMENT DOUGLAS LAKE BUT WE NEED TO CHANGE, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS THERE TO INCREASE CAPACITY FOR THE MONORAIL BY THE TIME THE ARENA OPENS. THAT’S ONE PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WILL COME, THERE MAY BE A FEW OTHERS AS WE ARE NEGOTIATING WITH SOME OTHER FOLKS, AS MOBILE CARRIERS ABOUT PUTTING INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE CAMPUS, AND THINGS LIKE THAT. >>WE HAVE SOME BIG STUFF COMING DOWN THE PIKE. ALL RIGHT. ANYTHING ELSE. >>IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE ONGOING WORK FROM THE CENTER TO WORK WITH THE LABOR UNIONS, WHO ARE BOTH RECONSTRUCTING ALL OF THE AMENITIES DOWN THERE, THEN THE ONGOING LABOR THAT IS PROVIDED IN THE BUILDINGS THERE. I KNOW THAT’S A STRONG PARTNERSHIP THE CHAIR HAS CONTINUED TO LIFT UP, BUT REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE RECENT NHL CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR BUILDINGS TRADES FOLKS. ANOTHER WILL BE MORE TO COME COMPANY APPRECIATE THE PARTNERSHIP AND ALL YOU ARE DOING TO LIFT UP LABOR UNIONS. >>WE GOT A GREAT LABOR PEACE AGREEMENT. THANK YOU. IT’S 11:48. I WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD. DO YOU WANT TO COME UP? >>SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD OVERVIEW, 2020 WORKPLAN. >>I WILL LET YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELVES FOR THE RECORD, BUT WHY DON’T YOU GO AHEAD AND INTRODUCE YOURSELVES? FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC. >>OKAY. >>[ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] MY NAME IS AARON SPARK. MY NAME WILL. COUNCILMEMBERS PEDERSEN, HERBOLD AND MUSCULAR, PINK YOU FOR INVITING US. >>I AM ESTHER LUCERO. I HAVE BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR A LITTLE OVER 40 YEARS. WHAT THAT MEANS IS, YOU ARE STUCK WITH ME, FEEL. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. FOR FOLKS I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO TALK WITH, I AM REALLY EXCITED TO BUILD RELATION WITH YOU. >>I WANT OUR NEW MEMBERS TO SEE, I KNOW WHAT SEALANT IN HOPE FORD HAS BEEN DOING. I GAVE A BIG SHOUT OUT TO YOUR ORGANIZATION INTO ABIGAIL ECHO- HAWK FOR BEING HONORED AT CAI, AND SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS INTRODUCING HER. >>IT’S FANTASTIC. THANK YOU. >>I THINK WE’RE THE FIRST CITY IN THE COUNTRY, AND WE’VE GOTTEN TONS OF CITIES AND GOVERNMENTS SAYING, CAN WE SEE THE LEGISLATION. HOW ARE YOU INTEGRATING THIS PERSON IN THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT? WE ARE RELYING ON YOUR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE, OR CULTURALLY ATTUNED ORGANIZATION TO GET US ACROSS THE FINISH LINE, SHOW OTHER CITIES HOW TO DO IT RIGHT, INCLUDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, SO THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>I WILL BE WORKING WITH CAPTAIN D DESCRIPTION. >>GREAT. I WILL LET YOU GUYS GO AHEAD. I SEE AUNTIE ARLENE UP THERE. >>THE SEATTLE CITY HEALTH BOARD HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR 50 YEARS THIS YEAR. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS GIVE YOU SOME PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING THE PAST FOUR YEARS, SO AS A NEW CEO, WHEN YOU ENTER INTO AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS A HISTORY ON LEGACY, AN SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS, AND HAS BEEN KIND OF A NICOLE CARR IT, WHEN IT COMES TO URBAN INDIAN HEALTH IN THE NATION, YOU HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, RIGHT? LIKE WE CAN TRY TO KEEP THINGS COPACETIC. COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE BECAUSE OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE AFFECT, HOW THAT PLAYED OUT IN LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS. THAT WAS ONE OF THE WAYS WE DEFINED WHO WE ARE TODAY. THAT’S ONE THING. WE COULD HAVE JUST FLOATED AROUND WITH THE WAY THINGS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN BECAUSE THE LEADERSHIP PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL WAS IN PLACE FOR ABOUT 30 YEARS. WE COULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS. THAT’S A REALITY WITHIN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY HEALTH SPECIFICALLY, WE HAVE SEEN LOTS OF MERGERS FOR THAT REGION, OR WE COULD REINVENT OURSELVES. WHAT WE DID IS WE REALLY TOOK A LOOK AT OUR STRENGTHS, AND RECOGNIZED WE ARE BEST KNOWN FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, BUT WE ARE SO MUCH MORE AS AN ORGANIZATION. WE BUILT UPON THESE PILLARS. UC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH EPIDEMIOLOGY, DATA, POLICY, AND ADVOCACY ALL CENTERED ON TRADITIONAL INDIAN MEDICINE. WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE IS THAT WE MAINTAIN OUR CULTURAL INTEGRITY. THAT BECOMES CHALLENGING IN THIS CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. BUT JUST TO ADD A NOTE, WE ARE GOING TO A LITTLE MORE DEPTH, BUT THIS TOOK OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO HELP DEVELOP. IT WASN’T THAT WE JUST SAT DOWN AND DID THIS. IN THE PAST, IT SEEMS LIKE WE MAY HAVE BEEN DISTANT FROM THE PEOPLE WE WERE SERVING, SO WE MADE SURE TO HEAR THE VOICES OF OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY AND STUFF, OVER 210 AT THE MOMENT, TO REALLY FIND OUT OUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO BUILD ON AND HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE BETTER? THAT’S HOW WE CAME TO THIS PLACE. PICTURE. WE ARE GOING TO START BY TALKING ABOUT URBAN INDIANS A LITTLE BIT. I AM THIRD-GENERATION AND MY FAMILY TO LIVE OFF OF OUR RESERVATION. ALL OF MY HISTORY, KNOWLEDGE, AND BACKGROUND IS GROUNDED IN BEING AN URBAN INDIAN. MY MOTHER WILL GO TO CEREMONY. SHE LIVES IN PHOENIX. AT THE SAME TIME, OUR FAMILY HAS EXPERIENCED MANY OF THE SAME THINGS OUR PATIENT POPULATION DOES. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT AS A LEADER OF URBAN INDIAN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION, THAT AS NOT BY COINCIDENCE, YOU KNOW? THIS HAS BEEN MY WIFE’S PUFF WORK. FOR FOLKS WHO ARE NEW AT THE TABLE, 71% OF URBAN INDIANS LIVE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. I WANT TO KEEP THIS IN PERSPECTIVE. ONLY 1% OF INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES OPERATING BUDGET GOES TO URBAN INDIAN HEALTH PROGRAMS. THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT WE WANT TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL TRIBAL RESOURCES BECAUSE, QUITE FRANKLY, THAT ENTIRE SYSTEM HAS BEEN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED. OUR TRIBAL PARTNERS ARE IN AS MUCH NEED AS WE ARE IN. HOWEVER, BECAUSE WE ARE AN URBAN INDIAN HEALTH PROGRAM, TO THE AFFECT IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW STATE INFLUENCE OVER HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS ALSO BECOME IMPORTANT. FOR EXAMPLE, THE MEDICAID TRANSFORMATION DOLLARS ACTUALLY CAME INTO KING COUNTY. I AM THE COCHAIR OF THE KING COUNTY ACCOUNTABILITY HEALTH, NOW KNOWN AS HEALTHY HERE. WE KNOW AS AN URBAN INDIAN HEALTH PROGRAM, THAT OUR RISK IS WE ARE FORCED INTO THE BROADER MAINSTREAM SYSTEM, AND OUR CULTURAL INTEGRITY IS CONSTANTLY CHALLENGED. WE SEE THAT A LOT WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CHANGES FROM THE RSN’S TO THE BHO SYSTEM. THE COUNTY BECAME RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSMENTS, FOR PLACEMENT INTO RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT, RIGHT? IMMEDIATELY WHEN THAT SYSTEM WAS IMPLEMENTED AT RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT, WE WENT FROM SERVING ABOUT 80% OF NATIVE INDIANS TO 30%. WE HAD A HARD TIME RAMPING UP. WITHOUT OUR INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE FUNDING, THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD HAVE SUPPORTED THAT TREATMENT PROGRAM ON THAT BHO SYSTEM, SO WE HAD TO WORK WITH OUR TRIBAL PARTNERS TO MAKE SURE WE COULD MAINTAIN THAT CONTINUITY OF CARE. WHEN WE DID THAT, WE RAMPED BACK UP TO 80% OF NATIVE INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVES. I SHARE THAT WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU ALL HAVE INFLUENCE OVER THOSE LOCAL SYSTEMS. UNDERSTANDING THAT WE AS AN URBAN HEALTH PROGRAM ARE PART OF A CONTINUUM OF CARE. EVEN THOUGH OUR SERVICES ARE BENEFICIAL TO EVERYBODY BECAUSE WE ARE A FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER, WE SERVE ALL PEOPLE IN THE NATIVE WAY, THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE WANT TO TAKE AWAY THE RESOURCES FROM OUR FOLKS, RIGHT? WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER AND BUILD IT COLLECTIVELY AS A WHOLE. I THINK COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, THAT’S WHERE I COUNT ON YOU, TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR UNIQUE IDENTITY IS PRESERVED. I WILL BE REALLY QUICK. GO AHEAD. >>I THINK FOR THE FOLKS WHO ARE LISTENING TO THE PLETHORA OF SERVICES THAT YOU OFFER, IT IS STILL HEALTH CENTERED, AND YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH. THE WAY YOU’VE PULLED THESE SERVICES TOGETHER REALLY HELPS PEOPLE MAINTAIN OR IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH. I ALWAYS THINK HEALTHCARE, BUT IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. I WANT TO PUT A PLUG FOR HOW THIS RELATES BACK TO THE HEALTHCARE SERVICES, BY LOOKING AT THOSE SOCIAL ISSUES. >>LET’S BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. WE ROSE FROM COMMUNITY. THROUGH THE URBAN RELOCATION PROGRAM, WE ARE NOW IN CITIES. THAT DOESN’T MEAN OUR FEDERAL TRUST RESPONSIBILITY ENDS. WE HAVE RIGHTS TO THESE BENEFITS. WE HAVE RIGHTS TO THESE SERVICES, SO WHEN WE THINK OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, LIKE HOMELESSNESS, THAT’S A PRECURSOR TO POOR HEALTH CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE LIVING IN A TENT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE DIABETES MEDICATION, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO MAINTAIN THAT CONSISTENCY IN TREATMENT, SO WE KNOW THAT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO REALLY SUPPORT AND ADDRESS. WE WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS IN THAT. WE HAVE THIS GENERAL LEADERSHIP SHIFT. WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THESE ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER, AND BUILD UPON THEIR STRENGTHS. ONE OF OUR EXPANSION SITES IS AT THE CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB. I THINK IT’S PLANNED FOR JULY 2021. WE ARE OPENING UP A 3000 SQUARE FOOT CLINIC IN THE BUILDING ABOUT CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB JUST PURCHASED WITH 80 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON TOP. THAT’S IMPORTANT. THE FACT THAT WE GET TO EXPAND AND THAT WAY MEANS WE GET TO OFFER INDIGENOUS INFORMED SYSTEMS OF CARE, SO CULTURALLY CENTERED SERVICES RIGHT IN THAT SPACE. YOU ARE RIGHT. THE OTHER FOCUS HAS BEEN ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE. OBVIOUSLY, THAT IS US PROVIDING SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE WORK WE’VE DONE FROM A POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVE. I WANT TO THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ, FOR CHAMPIONING THAT WORK, BUT ONCE WE CALL ATTENTION TO THAT, WE ADDRESS THE DATA NEEDS. THE TRUTH IS, WE STILL HAVE THE TRAUMA WE HAVE TO HEAL FROM. WE DO THAT BY PROVIDING RESOURCES TO SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES, SO YOU SEE EXPANSION IN GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE WORK, COLLABORATIONS AROUND ISSUES OF HOMELESSNESS. ALL OF THAT COUPLED WITH ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. WE’VE ADDED AN MSW PRACTICUM TRAINING PROGRAM. WE GRADUATED OUR FIRST ROUND OF STUDENTS. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS A CORE COMPONENT. WE ARE THE ONLY PROGRAM WITH A CHIEF TRADITIONAL HEALTH OFFICER AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM. WE HAVE JUMPED FROM 158 ENCOUNTERS FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE TO KNOW 1300 ENCOUNTERS FOR TRADITIONAL INDIAN MEDICINE WITH JUST A LITTLE INVESTMENT THROUGH THE ACCOUNTABLE COMMUNITIES OF HEALTH. THAT IS POWERFUL. THAT DEMONSTRATES NEED, VALUE, AND HELPS US SUPPORT ONE OF THE BEST PREVENTATIVE MEDICINES, WHICH IS STRENGTHENING CULTURAL IDENTITIES. IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS, THE SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD HAS GROWN OUR BUDGET BY 80%. SO, WE TALK A LOT ABOUT INVESTING IN THE TRANSFORMATION. IT’S LIKE BUILDING AN AIRPLANE AS WE FLY IT. NOW YOU KNOW WHY I HAVE ADDITIONAL GRAY HAIR. IT’S ALSO THE REASON WE WORK AS A TEAM. WE’VE ADOPTED THE RAPID DECISION-MAKING. WE MEET REGULARLY TO HEAR FROM COMMUNITY WHAT THEY NEED. THAT HAS REALLY INFORMED OUR SYSTEMS OF CARE, EXPANSION SITES, AND VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE. TRAVEL PARTNERSHIPS ARE SIGNIFICANT. IN ADDITION TO THE PLANNED EXPANSION SIDE, WE JUST GOT CONFIRMED BY THE KOWLITZ TRIBAL COUNCIL TO OPEN UP SHARED SPACE AT THE TUKWILA SITE. WE WILL BE OPENING A PHARMACY THERE, ADDING PRIMARYCARE SERVICES TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT PROGRAM, THERE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMMING BECAUSE, AGAIN, THAT’S WHAT WE DO WELL. WE JUST RECEIVED A GRANT, A PURCHASE FOR A MOBILE DENTAL THEM. WE DID THAT PURPOSEFULLY. WE KNOW OUR TRAVEL PARTNERS HAVE TROUBLE GETTING DENTISTS INTO RURAL COMMUNITIES. WE HAVE A DENTIST WHO IS RETIRING THIS YEAR. WE HAVE 30 APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION. WE ARE COMPETITIVE WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THE HIGHEST LEVEL SERVICE PROVIDERS. MANY PEOPLE DON’T KNOW, BUT 50% OF OUR MEDICAL PROVIDERS ARE NATIVE, AND MANY HAVE IVY LEAGUE EDUCATION, SO OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS NOT ONLY TO SERVE OUR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKAN NATIVE POPULATION, BUT ALSO TO SERVE ALL AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES IN THE BROAD KING COUNTY REGION WITH MORE THAN 40,000 OF US HERE. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ TO COME CS? >>I’VE BEEN THERE. COME ON. >>I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INVITE FOLKS BECAUSE WE’VE HAD TO DO A LOT OF HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS WORK TODAY WHILE WE ARE INVESTING IN A $42 MILLION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO REALIZE OUR FUTURE, RIGHT? WE’VE DONE SOME INTERNAL RENOVATIONS TO IMPLEMENT A TEAM SYSTEM. YOU HAVE A TRADITIONAL INDIAN MEDICINE APPRENTICE AS PART OF YOUR PANEL TEAM AND CLINICAL PHARMACIST AS PART OF YOUR TEAM, ACCESS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATES AND CASE MANAGERS. IT IS THE MOST UNIQUE, INTEGRATED MODEL IN THE NATION. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE IMPLEMENTING TODAY. >>ALSO ADVOCATES OF VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. >>YES. AND WE’VE EXPANDED THE PROGRAM. WE RECEIVED A GRANT TO ENHANCE, AND BUILD THE PROGRAM. ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE PROVIDING SERVICES TO ADDRESS PERPETRATORS. WE DON’T THROW OUR PEOPLE AWAY. WE ADDRESS COMMUNITY AND HEAL TOGETHER. JUST KIND OF BACKGROUND NOISE. LET’S TALK ABOUT CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. WE ARE IN THE VERY BEGINNING STAGES OF A $42 MILLION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. IN IT, WE WILL REVAMP OUR CLINIC SERVICES TO ENHANCE SERVICES AND IMPLEMENT THE INFORMD SYSTEMS OF CARE I JUST SPOKE ABOUT. WE WILL HAVE FOUR PANEL TEENS. WHILE SERVING A PANEL OF PATIENTS. THAT’S REALLY EXCITING. THE THIRD LEVEL WILL ACTUALLY BE A CONFERENCE CENTER. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DAYBREAK STAR, WE DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THAT IN THE MIDDLE OF SEATTLE. THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES. WE HAVE GROWN I’M NOT GOING TO SHARE WHO IS ACTUALLY PURCHASING ALTHOUGH SOME MAY KNOW. IT WILL BE USED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE ARE VERY STRATEGIC ABOUT THAT AS WELL BECAUSE WE AREN’T JUST GOING TO SELL IT TO SOMEBODY WHO WANTED TO DEVELOP SOMETHING THAT WASN’T IN LINE WITH OUR MISSION. SO AGAIN, WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR YEARS, AND WE WORK VERY THOROUGH PLAN WITH TRANSITIONING, RELATIVE PATIENTS OUT AND I WILL TELL YOU, WE PUSHPA’S AND SERVICES AND I CAME TO A CLOSE FEBRUARY 3. EVERYBODY IN LONG-TERM INTENSIVE, I BELIEVE 3 OF THEM WERE TRANSFERRED OUT, MOST LANDED IN NORTHWEST TREATMENT CENTER WORKING WITH OUR TRAVEL PARTNERS, EVERYONE ELSE HAS A THOROUGH AFTERCARE PLAN, WE CONTINUE OUR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE SERVICES, IN THE IMMEDIATE, WHAT ARE LUM HAVE ASKED US TO DO IS EXPAND OUR OUTPATIENT SERVICES TO INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT. WE HAVE A 6 MONTH PLAN TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, AND WE FEEL WE CAN CONTINUE THOSE SERVICES UNTIL WE LOCATE A NEW PROPERTY, AND OUR PLAN IS TO BUILD A PREMIER CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIANS, ALASKAN INDIANS IN THE NATION. >>GOOD, THANK YOU. >>I THINK WE CAN SKIP OVER THE POLICY PLATFORM, I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU QUITE A FEW TIMES ON THIS, UNDERSTAND WE ARE UTILIZING ALL 3 PLATFORMS WE HAVE HERE, WORKING WITH OUR TRIBAL PARTNERS, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TREATMENT, VERY STRATEGIC MAKING SURE WE TALK TO A T AND I, THE NORTHWEST INDIAN SCHOLAR TRAVEL PARTNERS UNDERSTOOD WHAT OUR PLAN WAS GOING FORWARD, WHEN WE SAY WE DID OUR HOMEWORK PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT INTO THIS AND WE REALLY DID. BEING ABLE TO PULL TOGETHER COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT PARTNERS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE FEDERAL TRUST RESPONSIBILITIES AND TO SHOW THE SPECIAL NATURE OF WHAT WE HAVE GOING FORWARD, WE ARE JUST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, AND SOME HAPPENS, THE FEDERAL TRUST RESPONSE ABILITIES ARE WORKING ARE BEING FULFILLED ARE BEING IGNORED WE CAN WORK WITH OUR TRIBAL PARTNERS TO MAKE SURE WE ADDRESS THAT EITHER AT THE STATE LEVEL BECAUSE OF THE CENTENO CORRIDOR AT THIS FEDERAL LEVEL BECAUSE OF CONFIRMATION RIGHT AND THANK YOU FOR CHAMPION MEAN HOW WE LOOK AT THIS GOING FORWARD WITH INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S AND GIRLS IN SEATTLE. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT CONFERRING COUNSEL POLICIES WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE. >>>AND NOW WE’LL START TALKING ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS, WE ALREADY KNOW ABOUT ALL OF THESE THINGS, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, THANK YOU FOR PASSING THIS THE ENTIRE COUNSEL AND MEMBERS FOR SUPPORTING WHAT WERE DOING IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THESE ARE TOUGH NUMBERS TO LOOK AT AND UNDERSTAND. IS A REAL NUMBERS WE HAVE, ALSO LOOKING AT ALL OF THESE KNOWING A LOT OF OUR WOMEN, ARE NOT REPORTED IN THEY DON’T GO INTO, THEY WON’T REPORT BECAUSE OFTEN WE ARE TREATED AS A PERPETRATOR RATHER THAN SOMEONE WHO IS A VICTIM. THIS IS SOMETHING WE ARE ADDRESSING NOT ONLY WITH LEGISLATION BUT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS AS WELL. >>IS A LOCAL BODY, THE CITY BODY YOU HAVE A REAL OPPORTUNITY. EVEN THUGH WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PRESENT THIS DATA AND CONNECTED TO LIVING IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS, FEDERAL LEGISLATION IS LARGELY FOCUSED ON TRIBAL LANDS. SO THAT MEANS OUR CITIES REALLY HAVE TO STEP UP SO WE CAN ACTUALLY PROVIDE THE SERVICES WE NEED. THERE ARE FEDERAL DOLLARS THAT ARE PASSED THROUGH DOLLARS THAT COME TO THE STATES AND INTO THE COUNTIES AND SOMETIMES INTO THE CITIES. THAT IS THE AREA WHERE I THINK WE CAN OFFER CHANGE HERE. MEANING, WE’VE ADVOCATED VERY STRONGLY FOR CARVEOUT OF THOSE DOLLARS TO ADDRESS AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE IMMUNITY SPECIFICALLY IN THAT TO ME IS ALIGNED WITH THE CITY’S EQUITY MODEL. >>YOU ARE GETTING FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY UNDER THE BOARD OF HEALTH CORRECT? >>YES, RIGHT NOW, THERE’S A PARTNERSHIP, I DON’T THINK IT IS MONEY AT. >>>FOR SERVICE DELIVERY, WE DO GET JOHN GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE DAUGHTER DOLLARS BUT WHAT I’M SAYING, THEY ARE NECESSARILY CONNECTED TO THOSE FEDERAL DOLLARS IN LINE WITH THE FEDERAL TRUST RESPONSIBILITY, INSTEAD THERE IS A CARVEOUT FOR TRIBES WHICH IS AMAZING, WE NEED TO CONTINUE THAT, BUT FOR URBAN PROGRAMS WE GET LEFT OUT OF THAT RIGHT? WHAT CAN WE DO AT A LOCAL OR CITY LEVEL TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE DOLLARS TO PROVIDE CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE SERVICES NOT JUST WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING, DOES THAT MAKE SENSE >>THAT IS A POLY BASIS FOR EVERYTHING WE WORK WITH AND THANK YOU FOR HELPING US PASS IT. >>UNDERSTAND, WE LOOK AT 2 SPECIFIC PIECES THEY CAN ADDRESS RIGHT NOW. >>LOOKING AT THE MISCOUNT WITH THE DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING. THAT SOMETHING WE ARE WORKING TO HELP YOU WITH AS WE ARE SPEAKING. MAKE SURE ANY DATA IS COLLECTING. >>THAT INCLUDES MEN AS WELL BUT PEOPLE KEEP POINTED OUT, IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE EXCLUDED, THE ISSUE WERE WORKING WITH. >>WE CAN ADDRESS IT TOGETHER. >>WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE SYSTEM OVERALL TO UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU COLLECT THE DATA THERE IS A CORRECT WAY TO DO IT. >>AND BE RESPONSIBLE TO OUR COMMUNITY AND THAT’S WHAT THE URBAN INSTITUTE IS DOING ALONG WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE. >>LOOKING AT THE CARVEOUT PIECE, IF THERE GENDER-BASED SERVICES OUT THERE WHAT DO SUCH A BIG PROBLEM WITH IN THE TENNIS GIRLS, WORKING THEY HAPPEN TO MAKE SURE OUR SPECIFIC HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS. >>OUR PEOPLE OF IT MARGINALIZED AND GO TO SOMEONE ELSE, GOING TO COMMUNITY IS SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN, AND OFTEN THEY ARE TREATED LIKE A PERPETRATOR AND NOT A VICTIM. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER. WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT, AND LOOKING AT THE DIFFERENT METHODOLOGIES THAT WE CAN WORK IT IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. >>YOU WILL BE IN D.C. NEXT WEEK THE RIGHT? >>I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE. >>WE ARE EVERYWHERE RIGHT. >>I WILL TELL YOU, THROUGH THE GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, DOLLARS WE RECEIVED THROUGH THE COUNTY WE WERE ABLE TO ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HARBOR FOR YOU SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS TEAM. AND REALLY, BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE THE CULTURAL TRAINING. ATTUNED TRAINING. >>THAT IS EXCITING, AND WORK WITH THE NAVIGATOR COMES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES. MY WIFE WITH A WAS A SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER. EVEN HER EXPERIENCE 30%, OF THE FOLKS SHE THOUGHT WERE NATIVE. >>THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE WILL HAVE REALLY GOOD NUMBERS HELPING WITH YOUR FUNDING. >>ON THE FEDERAL SIDE AND STATESIDE FOR >>3900 IS OUT THERE. >>YOU GOTTEN CALLS FROM YOUR STATES BUT PEOPLE ASKED HOW DID YOU PULL THIS OFF. THEIR 12 DIFFERENT PIECES >>A LOT OF THEM ARE TASK FORCES, NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY REAL CHANGE IN THE AND, SO PEOPLE ARE ASKING WHAT’S THE METHODOLOGY, MAKING SURE WE HAVE A RESPONSE. WE TOOK THAT TO THE STATE LEVEL. WE ARE LOOKING WITH REPRESENTATIVE DEBORAH EICKHOFF, TO MAKE THIS. WE HAVE A 250,000 PROVISO AT THE STATE LEVEL TO BRING ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER. THIS IS LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, THE LEGISLATURE, THE INDIAN COUNTRY. AND EVEN COUNTY MANAGERS ARE ALL GOING TO GET TOGETHER, AND TALK ABOUT HOW TO DO THIS RIGHT. BUILDING THAT COMMUNITY TOGETHER IS WHAT WE WANT TO DO. DURING THOSE TWO YEARS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WHAT WE CAN ADDRESS LEGISLATIVELY, AND ADMINISTRATIVELY TOGETHER TO ADDRESS IT THE RIGHT WAY. AGAIN, AS WELL AS A SERVICE CARVEOUT, CONFER, CONSULT METHODOLOGY. >>WE CAN FOLLOW UP OFF-LINE HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU IN OLYMPIA ON THAT PART OF THE BILL. >>I THINK YOU FOR THAT. THERE IS A SECOND HALF THAT JUST POPPED UP. YOU CAN SEE THIS IS US RIGHT HERE WHEN WE PASSED THE BALL. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT HAS BEEN SUCH A BEACONTO PEOPLE WE ARE TALKING TO, WHERE PEOPLE ARE SAYING, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CARRYING THIS THROUGH. >>WE WERE JUST AT ATI. WE DIDN’T SEE YOU LAST WEEK. WE TALKED, AND DEB HAALAND WAS GOOD, CONGRESSWOMAN, AND WE TALKED OFF-LINE. WE ARE GOING TO MEET WITH HER NEXT WEEK. IT IS AN EPIDEMIC. IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR DECADES. WE ARE GOING TO START LOOKING AT THE TRUST RESPONSIBILITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL WHEN THEY ARE IN THE CITY IF WE HAVE SUCH HIGH NUMBERS OF MURDER, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, RAPE. >>COUNCILMEMBERS, I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE CAN DO WORKING TOGETHER. THE TRUTH IS, THE WORK WE ARE DOING FROM A SERVICE DELIVERY PERSPECTIVE, A POLICY PERSPECTIVE, A RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE, FROM A TRADITIONAL NATIVE MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DUPLICATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. I WILL TELL YOU, IF YOU WANT TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF POSITIVE CHANGE FOR NATIVE FOLKS, CONTINUE WORKING WITH US. >>THAT’S REALLY WHAT WE HAD. I THINK A JUMPED THE GUN TALKING ABOUT THE STATE POLICY. THERE WAS A SECOND BILL WHERE I TOOK ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OUR STATE, TO SAY THAT ALL OF THESE CASES NEED TO BE PUT INTO THE NAME IS SYSTEM, A NONFEDERAL DATABASE. IT’S NATIONWIDE, BUT SOMETHING THE COMMUNITY CAN ACCESS, WHICH BUILDS COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS. BUT AGAIN, TRIBES ARE NOT CONSULTED WITH THESE COLLEGES WHY THE REPRESENTATIVE EICKHOFF BILL IS SO IMPORTANT, BUT WORK WITH US ON THESE THINGS. WE CAN DO THIS RIGHT. WE ARE THE BEACON FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, WE ARE SEEING A MOVEMENT. WE ARE NOW AT THE POINT WHERE WE ARE MOVING THE NEEDLE ON THIS. PEOPLE ARE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. THEY ARE LOOKING AT US. ALL EYES ARE ON US. >>CONGRATULATIONS. >>THANK YOU. >>GOOD WORK. >>YES? >>I MESSAGED MY TEAM. WE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE YOU UP ON THE OFFER OF A TOUR, AND MAYBE WE CAN DO THAT. >>THE THING IS, YOU HAVE TO DO KARAOKE WITH HER AFTERWORDS. >>I WILL DO THAT. >>THEY DON’T PLAY. >>THIS SOUNDS GREAT. >>WE WILL TAKE YOU UP ON THAT. >>WE DO WORK HARD AND PLAY HARD. >>ANYTHING ELSE FROM OUR COLLEAGUES BEFORE WE THANK OUR GUESTS FOR THE WORK THEY’VE DONE? >>FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU. WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE HOUSING PIECE, KOWLITZ, SNOQUALMIE. SHOUT OUT TO LIZ TAIL. OF COURSE, ALL OF THE ECO-HAWKS. ALL OF THEM EITHER HAVE A LAW DEGREE OR SOMETHING, ALL OF THEM. WE WILL SEE YOU GUYS IN D.C. NEXT WEEK, AND I CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT GREAT PARTNERS YOU ARE. WITH THAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>LET ME GO TO ADJOURNMENT. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, MARCH 3 AT 2:00 P.M. WITH THAT, WE STAND ADJOURNED.

No Comments

Leave a Reply